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Ma Dincht

Ma Dincht is a non-player character from Final Fantasy VIII. She is the mother of Zell Dincht and lives in Balamb Town. She always stays optimistic and proud of her son and is always welcoming to any of his friends that come to visit.


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Ma Dincht adopted Zell from Edea's Orphanage and raised him in Balamb, later sending him to be educated in Balamb Garden. It is unknown what happened to Zell's adoptive father, and, presumably, Ma Dincht's husband. When Zell talks about his adoption at the Trabia Garden he mentions his "parents" in plural.

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If Zell's friends visit his house when in Balamb, Ma Dincht tells them not to go up to Zell's room without his permission, as he is private about it. Big Bad Rascal and his mother sometimes visit Ma Dincht as well. When Galbadia occupies Balamb, the Captain of the army comes over to cook a poisonous Badamb Fish in Ma Dincht's kitchen, spreading fishy stench about. Zell comes to help liberate the town and they use his room for a hideout.

Zell later learns that Ma Dincht is not his biological mother.

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Ma Dincht possesses a rare card of her son for Triple Triad, which can be won from her in her house in Balamb. The earliest time the player can play her at cards is after returning from the Siege of Dollet mission. The player must first enter and exit the house before entering again, and have Zell in the party, to play her. It may take a long time until she uses Zell's card in her hand, however.