Who shall win between Squall (Final Fantasy VIII) and Link (Legend of Zelda)? As everyone always seems to go with "Ocerina of Time" feats, then I've decided to make it the Link from "A Link to the Past".
By the time Squall gets his turn Link would have already have his way with him (fluttering eyes).
If they both fought, it would be close. Link with all of his gadgets vs. Squall with his magic. In order for the fight to be evenly balanced, both will have to lose all things aside from their weapons (Gunblade for Squall, Master Sword and Hylia Shield for Link). But I think Squall will get a slight edge because of his Renzokuken attacks.
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Ooh, this is different. ALttP Link is a pretty serious spellcaster, as well as having a greatly powered up sword. He's got quite a few options.
As Screampaste pointed out, there's the Magic Cape, making him invisible and intangible. Then, the Cane of Byrna gives him a barrier that hurts anyone that touches it. Then there are the three medallions: Ether, which has a tendancy to freeze everything nearby; Quake, which transforms enemies into harmless critters; and, of course, Bombos, which makes everything explode. Fire Rod and Ice Rod for more burning/freezing goodness, and the Magic Powder for more polymorphs.
This Link also holds the Mirror Shield, and has the Blue and Red Mail, armors that cut damage by 75%. Plus, the Master Sword has been tempered and blessed by a Great Fairy, so it's stronger than ever.
GFs are canon, magic also. Squall has Ifrit (he obtains it in the Fire Cavern), Diablos (Cid gave him the Magic Lamp) and well, probably Quezacoatl and Shiva since they are his default GFs. Those are the ones he has in canon... even though all of them are canon, lol.
And Tac, don't take Squall's Pants so seriously, please have fun!