The characters of Final Fantasy XII

The series' swan song on the PS2 is filled with some of its strongest players ever

Final Fantasy is about epic, sweeping stories of nations clashing and mystical powers beyond human control. But it is also, always, a story of the people caught up in these desperate struggles. What would Final Fantasy VII be without Cloud and Aerith? Can you imagine Final Fantasy X without Tidus and Yuna? Of course not.

For the next several weeks we will take a look at the main characters of Final Fantasy XII.

The forlorn princess: Ashe

The pirate rogue:Balthier

The troubled orphan:Vaan

The fallen hero: Basch

The sweetheart:Penelo

The sensual warrior-woman:Fran

The man who would be Emperor:Vayne