Once Rinoa arrives in World B, the ‘Rinoa is Ultimecia’ theory suffers a crisis. As the theory states:
There will be an Ultimecia in the future. Her existence, persecution, and defeat are inevitable. You can’t change the past, and Ultimecia’s death in the past created the present and future. Now what if that Ultimecia was not a random person yet to be born, but one of the fighters who would perpetuate her own tragic destiny?
According to the theory, Rinoa becomes Ultimecia after several generations. But if this were true, how would both Rinoa and Ultimecia appear in World B?
For as long as Final Fantasy VIII, fans theorized that Rinoa is Ultimecia. However, the game also makes many connections, as many of Ultimecia’s weapons are Rinoa’s:
- Shooting Star
Why does Ultimecia have any of Rinoa’s weapons? We’ll have to find out. The ‘Rinoa is Ultimecia’ theories would still persist, short of having the two characters next to each other. Perhaps Square Enix tried to take fans up on that offer?
Maybe Square Enix decided to include Rinoa as more proof that the theory is false. Kitase recently debunked the theory, stating:
“No, that is not true,” Kitase said. “I don’t think I’ll incorporate that even if we do remake the game. But that being said, both Rinoa and Ultimecia are witches, so in that sense they are similar, but they’re not the same person.”
How else could they prove that Rinoa is not Ultimecia? By placing them in the same world at the same time. It would be perfect, as it would be illogical to break the Law of Non-contradiction. For example, Cosmos calls Laguna’s younger self to World B. It would be impossible for both of them to appear in World B otherwise.