A young man from another world where sorceresses pass their power down through the ages. Zell is a notorious troublemaker who has caused so many problems that everyone in his hometown of Balamb knows his name. As a SeeD cadet he is completely devoted to his training, and it eventually pays off when he miraculously passes his field exam. He is then dispatched to aid the resistance group known as the Forest Owls along with his classmates Squall and Selphie.
A young member of SeeD from another world where sorceresses pass their power down through the ages. When upset, Zell rarely takes the time to think before he speaks, and his mouth often invites trouble. As a boy, he grew up in an orphanage, where his now-classmate Seifer used to bully him to tears. Although his memory of his fragile early years has since grown hazy, the traumatic experience stayed with him, leaving him wary and hostile towards Seifer to this day.
A young member of SeeD from another world where sorceresses pass their power down through the ages. Originally an orphan, Zell was eventually taken in by a loving foster family. His family is the most precious thing to him, and this shows when he goes above and beyond to help liberate his hometown of Balamb from the clutches of the Galbadian forces. More knowledgeable than his hot-headed antics might suggest, he is also something of a chatterbox.