The train goes back to Timber. Meanwhile, an G-Army officer is lecturing.]

Galbadian Soldier: "A guy dressed as a cadet... Gathering information?"

Galbadian Soldier 2: "He was asking about the president's stay! I found it strange that a cadet would keep asking about the president. He was very polite and kept addressing me as 'sir'."

Galbadian Soldier 3: "I think I know who you're talking about! He was taking care of 3 suspicious looking characters from Balamb! I'll go question every teenager in the area!!!"

[The third soldier runs off.]

Galbadian Soldier: "No! We can't just go up to anybody and... Ahem. These are citizens. We can't inflict any..."

Galbadian Soldier 2: "How dare they try to kidnap the president! Not only is it disrespectful to the president, but also to us Galbadian soldiers as well! I'll be sure to find 'em and throw their sad be-hinds in jail!!!"

[The other two soldiers run off to find their be-hinds.]

Galbadian Soldier: "...Please... Hear me out...to the very end..."

[Back at the train station, everyone disembarks.]

Watts: "...Say! I remember now, sir! I think the [TV Station] is located behind a building called [Timber Maniacs]! Please head in that direction, sir! I hope you find it!"

Who is this guy dressed as a cadet?

  • I have a strange feeling this question had already been posted earlier today.
    – Clockwork
    Jun 30 at 17:08

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It's Watts. You talk to him a lot during this part of the game and he ends a LOT of his sentences with the word "sir". He also mentions to your party just a few lines before this exchange that "Gathering information is my specialty, sir!". He also provides a lot of detailed info about the president.

I got this info from the compiled game script at https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps/197343-final-fantasy-viii/faqs/44121 by searching for "Watts".

  • But Watts is not dressed as a cadet.. Jun 30 at 17:50
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    It's implied that he is disguised as a cadet when talking to the soldiers off-screen. He is does not look like one in any of the game cutscenes.
    – Melchior
    Jun 30 at 18:02

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