Zell Dincht is a playable character in Final Fantasy VIII. He is a master of hand-to-hand combat and prefers to let his fists guide him out of situations his mouth cannot.
Zell is short and has uniquely styled spiky blond hair and blue eyes. He wears a black vest with a red decor along the zipper, a black beater, baggy denim shorts, and black and red tennis shoes. While in Garden he at times wears the SeeD uniform or the SeeD cadet uniform, though he wears it with the sleeves rolled up and the jacket halfway unzipped, revealing a white t-shirt underneath. He has a black tribal tattoo on the left side of his face.
Zell is a consummate martial artist and his skills are unsurpassed in Garden. Zell never backs down from a challenge and stands up for what he believes is right. He is energetic, loud, overconfident in his abilities, but tends to not think things through and overreact to being teased. He attempts to befriend everyone he meets. He is often in trouble with either the Disciplinary Committee or the Garden Faculty for running through the halls, or riding T-Boards on Balamb Garden premises, but despite this, Zell is a model pupil with an interest in world events; when the party arrives at a new location, he will often offer a summary of the place's history.