Originally Posted by Rahul:
I prefer to call it "intentionally left untold" rather than "plot hole". In my view, the brilliance of the first disc is that it sets up a world which Squall can imagine he becomes important to. Who Ellone is, how she knows him and why Squall dreams about Laguna is left unexplained, because regardless of what is really going on, the game is a character study of Squall and his internal dialogues, and doesn't intend to explain every single thing going on like other games would.
Well either the gobsmackingly impossible is "intentionally left untold" or Squall intentionally doesn't die.
It seems to me you affronted a theory with little evidence supporting it other than theres no evidence entirely disproving it. When a piece or part doesn't go along with the theory you simply ignore it rather than adjusting the theory accordingly.
In fact, here's a theory. Squall is actually a Moomba pretending to be Squall.
Squall's relationship to Laguna and Ellone is real, but long ago when Squall was ten or so the Moomba found Squall and devoured him. He now wears Squall's skin as a disguise.
The fatal iceshard piercing Squall's body did not kill him because Squall is actually a Moomba, and recovered with "magical healing Moomba power." No wound? Moomba power. That's why Moombas are made into slaves, because they can just take so much abuse with their owners without dying. When you claim Squall conjured up Moombas because he identifies as a lion you actually got it backwards. Squall IS a Moomba and that's why he identifies as a lion. In fact, the reason Squall is such a loner and doesn't care about his friends is because he's a lion and he simply doesn't care for humans. Squall's affection towards Rinoa is actually desire to devour Rinoa's dog, Angelo. Angelo only shows up when Rinoa is badly hurt which is why Squall always tries to seek out Rinoa especially when things are looking bad for Rinoa; for another chance to ingest delicious dog. Moomba's acknowledge Squall as one of their own pride and that's why they share gifts with him.
Airtight case; Squall is a Moomba.