Stealing the story
Vaan is both like and unlike FF heroes from the past. He's an orphan - a troubled teen who still seems to find the time to quest for perfect hair. But he's not the disturbed lead of previous games - more a normal kid with problems than one overcome by them. Though he can be a bit bitchy, you can understand it: his brother died under the command of General Basch and he's been alone ever since. He functions as a sort of leader to the street kids in Rabanastre, but his dream is to become a sky pirate like Balthier. Thanks to the death of his parents in the war, he hates the Empire keenly.