Hey, guys! OK, so you know how Squall’s an orphan?
This happened when he was very young, so young he doesn’t remember it. Or rather, he pushes it into his subconscious mind. Squall cannot remember his parents or sister. This can cause a ton of stress leading to PTSD. And it ended up shutting Squall down.
So like, we can see that Squall’s introverted and he pushes away people who want to be his friends. But why? At some point, the world hurt him and he closes off. He was hurting really bad guys. Really bad!
So like, all of this stress ends up coming out in the form of dreams. These images really mess with his subconscious. But sometimes he’ll pass out – at random times – sometimes in the middle of the day. On train rides, in field areas, etc. And his fainting is so contagious, other people will pass out around him.
He dreams of his father, who he doesn’t know, but knows that he doesn’t like. His subconscious is telling him that the man with the machine gun is actually someone he doesn’t like. We know that this man avoided Squall. Yet he got to go on cool adventures and become president of a futuristic country. Squall doesn’t know why, but he probably feels terrible.
At the orphanage, he meets people who annoy him constantly:
- a chicken wuss
- a bully
- a tomboy pyromaniac
- a bossy girl
They break rules and get in trouble with their real mother figure, their matron, Edea. And even though Squall would rarely participate, he would get into trouble.
Now you can see why all the pain, hurt and frustration, crawled under his skin. He had forgotten all about this, but it found a way to come back up again…
He grows up with a six-figure salary job. But the pain never fades. He realizes he has to face off against his mother figure. He had locked this memory in his subconscious a long time ago. It broke out like a sudden violent gust of wind. That’s some hardcore emo-ism. So he took his gunsword. And I kept pushing him to do it.
And that’s why I think Squall uses Triggers. But Laguna totally abandoned him. The End.
“We are all born ignorant, but Gary, you must have worked really hard to be this stupid.” – Squall Leonhart