The following is a list of characters from Final Fantasy VIII.
- 1 Player characters
- 2 Temporary characters
- 3 Non-player characters
- 4 Minor characters
- 5 Legendary characters
- Sant' Angelo di Roma
- Ma Dincht
- Mayor Dobe
- Queen of Cards
- Raine Loire
- Julia Heartilly
- Big Bad Rascal, local resident of Balamb Town, friend of Zell.
- Boy, a boy from Balamb Town.
- Girl, a girl from Balamb Town.
- Hotel Owner, owner of Balamb Hotel.
- Hotel Owner's Wife, wife of the Balamb Hotel owner.
- Mother of Big Bad Rascal
- Wimbly Donner, retired head of the Festival Committee.
- J.I. and M.S., anonymous students who type in the Garden Square.
- Cafeteria Lady, cafeteria lady in Balamb Garden.
- Miss Francesca DiMarco, receptionist of the Timber Motel.
- Artisan, a shumi with dreams of the outside world.
- Sculptor, the local village sculptor of Shumi Village.
- Village Elder, the village elder of Shumi Village.
- Attendant, shumi attendant to the village elder.
- Grease Monkey, an artisan in Fishermans Horizon.
- Fisherkid, an apprentice fisherman in Fishermans Horizon.
- Master Fisherman, the creator of Fishermans Horizon.
- Familiar Face, Familiar Face 2 and Familiar Face 3, brothers who operate the loading lift on Fishermans Horizon.
- Port, one half of the Trabia Tech Squad.
- Lank, one half of the Trabia Tech Squad.
- Selphie's Friend, Selphie's good friend, who stands in the Courtyard.
- Sleeping Cadet in Garage, a drowsy cadet who may have been rattled by the missile attack.
- Cloud, the unseen owner of the item shop, "Cloud's Shop" (エスタショップ, Esuta Shoppu?, lit. Esthar Shop).
- Johnny, the unseen owner of the item shop, "Johnny's Shop" (エスタショップ!!, Esuta Shoppu!!?, lit. Esthar Shop!!).
- Karen, the unseen owner of the magazine shop, "Karen's Store" (エスタ本屋, Esuta Hon'ya?, lit. Esthar Bookstore).
- RinRin, the unseen owner of the GF item shop, "RinRin's Store" (エスタペットショップ, Esuta Petto Shoppu?, lit. Esthar Pet Shop).
- Odell Burk, a man interviewed in Occult Magazine 1.
- White SeeD Leader, leader of the White SeeDs.
- Lina, a White SeeD who reads Legend of the Vascaroon to the children on the White SeeD ship.
- PuPu, a blue alien with the misfortune of crashing his ship.
- Shadow, the shadow of Obel Lake.
- Mr. Monkey, the Shadow's friend who lives in Roshfall Forest.
- Great Hyne, the god said to have created the world and the originator of sorceress power.
- King Zebalga, the king of the Zebalga tribe and the winner of the war for Hyne's body-half.
- Vascaroon, the wise man who revealed to the Zebalgas that the body-half was corrupt and had no power.
- Zefer, legendary Sorceress Knight.