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Dr. Kadowaki

Dr. Kadowaki is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy VIII. She is the resident doctor, or "school nurse", at Balamb Garden's infirmary. She is a stern middle-aged woman with a no-nonsense attitude, always ready to look after the cadets and SeeDs at the academy.


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Dr. Kadowaki treats Squall's injury after he was wounded by Seifer, telling him to take it easy in training. During the Garden's internal dispute incited by Master NORG, she remains at her post to treat anyone who is injured, no matter who they are allied with. During the Battle of the Gardens, Dr. Kadowaki comes up to the bridge to report to Squall how the war is advancing, and urges him to hold a speech to motivate the troops.


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Kadowaki used to be a member of the Card Club as the former King. After the player has won against CC Heart, talking to Kadowaki reveals her former affiliation with the group. After this, the player can sleep in the Garden dorms to randomly be challenged by the current CC King overnight.

The player can challenge Kadowaki for a game of Triple Triad, but she holds no rare cards.

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There is a reference to Kadowaki in Insomnia in Final Fantasy XV, where a sign on a wall reads "薬カドワキ" - Kadowaki Medicine in Japanese.