An avatar dressed as Balthier from the Square-Enix Members Virtual World. The Sun-Cryst has awakened the Empire's ultimate weapon, the battleship Sky Fortress Bahamut, and the Mist the Cryst seethes seems impossible to stop. I’m not saving you from a prison banging again!” Leave a comment Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Balthier , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy 12 , Final Fantasy XII , gaming , Vaan , Video Games One of these days I'll fly an airship of my own. The second I found out you could make Balthier the party leader and main playable character for the whole game it was all over for poor Vaan. In 706 Old Valendian, Balthier and Fran head to the Royal Palace of Rabanastre's treasury where they find Vaan holding the Goddess's Magicite. Vaan. He was designed by Akihiko Yoshida, was voiced by Gideon Emery and Hiroaki Hirata in the English and Japanese versions respectively, and is one of the most positively received characters of the game, compared by some to the likes of James Bond and Han Solo. Play Arts released a new figure to commemorate the release of the Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. I’m pretty sure that he was originally the main character of it before they forced Vaan down our throats. Upon exiting the tomb, Ghis's Imperial Fleet accosts them; it seems Vossler has betrayed them. Behind the scenes information Gameplay details Balthier and Ignis have similar facial structures. EN main characters {liczba mnoga} volume_up. Unknown to Balthier, the bounty hunter Ba'Gamnan watches the exchange from the shadows. If you answered "The Captain" then you would realise Balthier would thus be the main character here. Home [18], While Balthier himself doesn't appear in Final Fantasy XIV, players can acquire his attire via the Sky Pirate's Aiming gear set in the Return To Ivalice chapter The Orbonne Monastery. [8], Balthier and his companion, Fran, prefer to remain outside the war between the kingdoms of Ivalice. I really don't see what's so special about him. You know what they say about the leading man? Jun 13, 2019 - Princess! Kids live in fantasy worlds in high school dreaming of the "big dance" or sit around brooding over vampires. Balthier (バルフレア, Barufurea) is a 22-year-old fictional character in the Final Fantasy series, and a protagonist in Final Fantasy XII. You've no sense of fair play. He never dies. Born in 684 Old Valendian, Ffamran mied Bunansa is the son of Cidolfus Demen Bunansa, the head of House Bunansa and a scientist in employ of the Archadian Empire. He was voiced by Hiroaki Hirata in the Japanese version, and by Gideon Emery in the English version. Instead, he cited the pictures and animation of the character as his inspiration. Editor Dave Smith commented that he makes a "convincing case" that he is the main hero, upstaging fellow playable characters due to his "sharp looks and even sharper wit." the white usher look? Characters similar to or like Balthier. Vaan escapes and Balthier reluctantly follows him. I'm the leading man. The two escape this encounter, as Fran meets Vaan on the island of Arda, Heaven's Pillar, and leads them to the Ymir Qul Underground, where Balthier waits. Balthier, known as Balflear (バルフレア, Barufurea) in the original Japanese language version, is a 22-year-old Hume sky pirate and owner of the airship Strahl (German for "streak" or "beam" [of light]). Sometimes, choosing the name is the most difficult part of writing a character. Balthier has made appearances in the following games in the Final Fantasy series: Balthier has made key guest appearances in the following non-Final Fantasy games: Users in Square Enix Members Virtual World community can make their character appear as Balthier. Airships feature in virtually all Final Fantasy games and are nearly always supplied by a character called Cid. [32] Destructoid's Aaron Linde noted that few video game characters had both his intelligence and his common sense, and wished more male characters in gaming could be like him. [17] Balthier also reprises his role from Final Fantasy XII in the manga adaptation by Gin Amou. by kathryn09. (ファムラン・『バルフレア』・ミド・ブナンザ, Famuran "Barufurea" mido Bunanza?, lit. At MyAnimeList, you can find out about their voice actors, animeography, pictures and much more! Fran asks everyone to hold onto the cage and drops it to the Barheim Passage, inadvertently freeing Basch. Balthier proved to be more successful than Vaan in the Summer 2007 Contest, as he and Ada Wong defeated Frank West and Jade Curtiss in round one. "Call me old-fashioned," replies Balthier, "but I was hoping for a treasure whose worth we could measure." This is especially true with the release of the excellent Zodiac Age remaster , which introduces several new elements to the game. Balthier gives his handkerchief to Penelo. People give 12 shit for its characters, but honestly, Balthier is probably my second favorite character in any Final Fantasy after Delita (And that's only because Delita is one of, if not the, most interesting antiheroes in any video game) As far as cool points go, Balthier wins all the awards and it isn't close. [14], Both he and Fran intend on finding the Cache of Glabados, which is resolved in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings when it turns out to be tied to Eternal. After he joins Vaan and the others Balthier comes to realize he has been running away from his past, and it is implied his theatrical personality exists in part to mask his vulnerabilities and to cast aside the person he used to be. Her stats heavily favor the use of Magick abilities. If you answered "Ishmael" then I would understand you saying Vaan is the main character as they fill the same general purpose to the plot, by which I mean little save for exposition. It's time to end this—cut my ties to the past. Her HP and Strength are low but her Speed and Vitality are not bad. [19], A Balthier figurine was sold randomly in Japanese sets of Final Fantasy XII characters. Balthier really doesn’t change over the course of the game. While attempting to steal the "Goddess's Magicite", they encounter protagonist Vaan, who had already stolen it. In Bhujerba, the group meets a youth who introduces himself as Lamont. Foot size Mój główny bohater był rekinem więc czułem, że komiks jest idealnym miejscem by poruszyć ten problem. In the manga, Vaan intervenes when a seeq prisoner attacks a former Dalmascan soldier and has the Goddess's Magicite seized from him. You know what they say about the leading man? Feb 16, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Lance Prodigalidad. He comes across as cocky and self-centered but his trust in Fran is complete. [27] PSX Extreme editor Cavin Smith commented that while Vaan is the main character, he usually takes a back seat, adding that Balthier is the closest thing to a male lead. The second character that you encounter in the game, essentially Vaan’s little sister for all intents and purposes. Balthier's default licenses differ based on releases. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! Type VideoGamer.com editor Greg Vallentin made a similar comparison, calling him a "Han Solo-like sky pirate". His auracite willingly destroyed, Balthier points his gun at the Judge, vowing to stop her from pursuing her goal of eternal life. He and his partner, Fran, follow Vaan and the rest of the party in hopes of closing up his past and finding treasure. Balthier equips guns. [22][23], Since his appearance in Final Fantasy XII, Balthier has received mostly positive reception. Balthier is a Ranged character from Final Fantasy XII whos primary role is BRV Attacker/Buff. This coincidence entangles them into the main plot of Final Fantasy XII. While the story is told from Vaan's perspective, Balthier certainly seems to think it is his story, referring to himself as "the leading man." Basch explains it was his twin brother Gabranth who killed the king and Vaan's brother in his guise; Balthier notes the two do have similar faces. Balthier returns Vaan and Penelo to Lowtown. They reconvene and head to the Draklor Laboratory in search of Cid, but find the lab suspiciously lacking in Imperial presence. You sprung your trap without looking to see if the game you hunted was the one you'd snare, and you sold me short. No need to worry. I believe Ashe is the main character of FFXII for the following reasons: Of course, this is just a reference to his original conception. He's considered by many to be the best character in the game. Emery cited Jack Fletcher, the voice director, as a great help in voicing the character and setting up the scene for him. Partnering with a viera companion named Fran, he flew the skies of Ivalice searching for treasure, gaining notoriety as a sky pirate, and increasing the bounty on his head. The party heads for Balfonheim Port with their new ally, Reddas, where he explains the war is inevitable, with the Marquis and the Resistance ready to engage Vayne and the Imperial Forces. Vaan, Penelo, Llyud, Filo, and Kytes are sent to Lesrekta, Isle of Illusions, while Balthier and Fran commandeer to Vaan's new airship, the Galbana. I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story. He and Fran are left lying on the floor. The following is a list of characters from Final Fantasy XII. Back in Rabanastre, the party disperses. Ashe is advised to stay within Ondore's estate lest she undermine Ondore's plans, but Balthier finds her aboard the Strahl, attempting to steal it. Balthier prizes freedom above all else, swearing allegiance to neither king nor kingdom. Amalia's true identity is that of the reportedly dead Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca. MyAnimeList is the largest online anime and manga database in the world! When Vaan protests, Balthier laughs and throws him the green crystal, taking the purple one for himself. Balthier accompanies the party through Golmore Jungle to Mt Bur-Omisace, where they meet with Gran Kiltias Anastasis. 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