Squall was unwillingly dragged into the role of the hero when Cid Kramer, headmaster of Balamb Garden, appointed him as leader of the academy. During a late battle against Galbadia Garden, Squall had shown some leadership difficulties, which were mainly due to his lingering isolationism. After some time, Squall grew more comfortable with his leadership role, a skill much needed in defeating Ultimecia.
Awesome cosplay by Japanese cosplayer, Ryuuya (隆弥)! I love the details and the angle of this photo makes Squall really look like a lone wolf. Thanks again to Jeannie for sending this in!