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A member of the Forest Owls fighting for Timber's independence. She becomes involved in the battle with the sorceress after hiring SeeD to help abduct the president of the state occupying Timber. Daring and amiable, she is a woman of action able to make friends with anyone.


Rinoa is a playable character in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia who can be recruited during the Lost Chapter Where to Go.



Rinoa wears a blue knit duster sweater over a black tank top and a denim button-up skirt, with black knee-high boots. She gains a pair of wings in Angel Wing form and can hover over the ground. Her dog, Angelo, is a black-tricolor Australian Shepherd who is her companion in battle.

Her alternate costume is the Party Dress, which is what she wears in cutscenes during the SeeD inauguration ball. She wears an off-white halter dress with her signature necklace, along with matching heeled dancing shoes, and a bracelet on her right wrist.


Rinoa shows her playful personality and frequently makes jokes, being friendly with the other warriors. Ever the rebel, she charges headlong into a fight. She melts in Squall's presence and is a source of concern from his point of view.


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Lost Chapter: Where to Go[]

Rinoa chances upon Onion Knight and several others as they search for Laguna. Before they can explain the situation, they are attacked by monsters. Despite their warnings, Rinoa orders them back to protect them. After defeating the monsters, she defuses Onion Knight's scolding through her cheerful thanks for watching her back.

Rinoa is introduced to the others, Irvine among them, for a full explanation of her new circumstances. Although it is shocking, Rinoa resolves to do her best and fight alongside them. When Squall spots her, she eagerly runs to join him. Squall worries for her and is disappointed she's been involved in this new battle. Rinoa thanks him for his concern, but would much rather be with him, and assures she will be fine as long as they're together.

When she compliments Layle's Crystal power, it sparks a conversation about how different people's unique abilities have caused them to be feared or to fear themselves. Prishe finds it natural that her powers made her hated, and Terra relates how her friends helped her when she lost control of her Esper abilities. Although Rinoa doesn't reveal that she, too, has been feared for inheriting sorceress powers, she takes heart that others who share her problem have found happiness and can accept their powers because of their friends.

Rinoa and Tidus commiserate over having started their journeys as naive and immature. She asks Firion about his motives for joining the Returners and praises him for doing his all even in a different world. When Ashe asks why Rinoa became a rebel and is still fighting, she explains her motives changed from fighting for the independence of one small town, to trying to protect the future alongside her friends. Ashe is satisfied with the seriousness of her resolve, and Edgar is sure she will succeed after learning from past mistakes.

Rinoa is shocked when Krile can speak to animals and has many questions. Rinoa wants to talk to Angelo and be even better partners in battle, but Krile points out that talking doesn't necessarily mean getting along, and Eiko backs this up by saying how often she fought with her moogle friends. Krile tells Rinoa that there are plenty of other ways for her and Angelo to convey their feelings and that she can already understand Angelo's feelings. Rinoa declares to do an even better job of showing Angelo her love from now on.

Act 2, Ch. 7: Respite's Authenticity[]

Sephiroth schemes to usurp Materia's throne, but is defeated by the warriors as led by Cloud, Zack, and Ignis who are surreptitiously supported by Vayne. After restoring Materia to her rightful place on the throne of light, the warriors continue to explore the ruins of a city resembles Insomnia. Noctis pulls Ignis, Prompto, Balthier, Squall, and Rinoa aside and tries to decipher Vayne's intentions now that the emergency has passed. Rinoa notes that Materia's most recent warriors are generally summoned very near to their friends; for Ignis to have met Vayne first is unusual. Ignis suggests it might have been on purpose.

After Balthier reminds the others that Vayne had openly envied Noctis's strong bonds, he suggests that Vayne might have seen some aspect of the person he wished he became within the Crown Prince. Rinoa agrees with his assessment. Ignis ends the speculation and the group presses forward.

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Image Name Image Name
DFFOO Pinwheel (VIII).png Pinwheel (VIII)
(5★) / 15CP
DFFOO Valkyrie (VIII).png Valkyrie (VIII)
(5★) / 35CP
Based on its version from Dissidia NT. Based on its version from Dissidia NT.
DFFOO Rising Sun (VIII).png Rising Sun (VIII)
(5★) / EX (70CP)
DFFOO Rising Sun (VIII)+.png Rising Sun (VIII)+
(6★) / EX+ (100CP)
Based on its version from Dissidia NT.
DFFOO Cardinal (VIII).png Cardinal (VIII)
(5★) / LD (90CP)
Based on its version from Dissidia NT.
Image Name Image Name
DFFOO Party Dress (VIII).png Party Dress (VIII)
(5★) / 35CP
DFFOO Rinoa's Model (VIII).png Rinoa's Outfit (VIII)
(5★) / 90CP
Original armor.
Based on the "Party Dress" costume from Dissidia NT.
Original armor.
Based on the "Forest Owl" costume from Dissidia NT.
DFFOO Rinoa's Outfit (VIII)+.png Rinoa's Outfit (VIII)+
(6★) / 130CP
DFFOO Rinoa's Necklace (VIII).png Rinoa's Necklace (VIII)
(7★) / 210CP
Original armor.
Based on the "Forest Owl" costume from Dissidia NT.
DFFOO Rinoa's Necklace (VIII)+.png Rinoa's Necklace (VIII)+
(7★) / 230CP


Move Type Image
BRV Attack


BRV, Ranged 200px
Default 1-hit attack that lowers the enemy's bravery gauge.
BRV Attack+ (Angelo)


BRV, Ranged DFFOO Rinoa BRV Attack Angelo.png
1-HIT BRV attack.

Condition: while Angelo Recover is active.

BRV Attack+ (Angel Wing)


BRV, Magic DFFOO Rinoa BRV Attack Vary.png
5-HIT BRV attack.

Condition: while Angel Wing is active.

HP Attack


HP, Ranged DFFOO Rinoa HP Attack.png
Default 1-hit attack that lowers the enemy's HP gauge.
HP Attack+ (Angelo)


HP, Ranged DFFOO Rinoa HP Attack Angelo.png
Raises BRV based on Max BRV before inflicting an HP attack.

Condition: while Angelo Recover is active.

HP Attack+ (Angel Wing)


BRV+HP, Magic DFFOO Rinoa HP Attack Vary.png
3-HIT BRV+HP attack.

Condition: while Angel Wing is active.

Angelo Cannon


BRV+HP, Ranged, Buff DFFOO Angelo Cannon.png
1-HIT BRV+HP attack.

Grants Angelo Recover for 3 turns. Dispels Angel Wing. While Angelo Recover is active:

  • Turns BRV Attack to BRV Attack+ (Angelo).
  • Turns HP Attack to HP Attack+ (Angelo).

Angelo Recover regens HP and BRV.

Angel Wing


Self, Buff DFFOO Vary.png
Triggers another turn instantly (no action delay).

Grants Angel Wing for 3 turns. Dispels Angelo Recover. Doesn't increase the turn count. While Angel Wing is active:

  • Turns BRV Attack to BRV Attack+ (Angel Wing).
  • Turns HP Attack to HP Attack+ (Angel Wing).
  • Tremendously raises Max BRV and Attack.
  • Greatly lowers Defense.
Angel Wing Meteor


EX Ability, BRV+HP, Magic, Buff DFFOO Vary Meteo.png
3-HIT AoE BRV+HP Attack repeated 3 times.

BRV hits are dispersed if there is more than 1 target. HP damage is equally divided among all targets. Grants Angel Wing for 3 turns. Dispels Angelo Recover. Requires Rising Sun's passive. Condition: usable when EX gauge is filled.


Behind the scenes[]

Rinoa was the second playable character announced concurrently for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and Opera Omnia, after Locke.

Unlike most other characters from the 3D era, Rinoa does not use her original victory animation of jumping up and down. Her pose from Dissidia NT, where she steps away from the camera and points up to the sky, is used instead.


  • Rinoa was announced as a playable character for August 2018, the month matching with her original game, Final Fantasy VIII, and the birth month of Squall.
  • Rinoa's event takes place in a plain full of flowers, similar to the opening and ending FMVs from Final Fantasy VIII.