Final Fantasy XII - the characters: Vaan and Basch

Two characters who hold the keys to the tale in their hands appear

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 likeBalthier. Thanks to the death of his parents in the war, he hates the Empire keenly.