Ashe is the daughter and only child of King Dalmasca, who died during the Archadian invasion. After Dalmasca was conquered, Ashe disappears and forms the resistance against Archadia. She hopes to free the people of Dalmasca from the rule of the Empire.
A princess who has lost everything
The story follows the lighthearted Vaan; as he deals with the recent loss of his parents and his determination towards becoming a renowned sky pirate. Vaan is joined by his girlfriend Penelo. Vaan is a very nice and pleasing young man from the Dalmasca Kingdom, which is now under the rule of the Archadian Empire
A boy who sees freedom in the skies
The older Basch is the more mature character in the game, much like Auron from FFX and Edgar from FFVI. He was a former general of Dalmasca, but he killed the king when he found out King Dalamasca sold his people to Archadia. Basch also killed Vaan's older brother, Reks, when he had found out the truth.
A loyal knight branded as a traitor
Like Vaan, Penelo lost her parents in the Great War and makes her living at the local bazaar. A great singer, dancer, and warrior, she is also a headstrong woman with a fierce determination. Penelo is a 16 year old hume who lives near her close friend, Vaan in Rabanastre of Dalamasca. She lost her family in a previous war and works happily at the bazaar.
Balthier is a sky pirate and pilots a small ship around in the skies of Ivalice. With his companion Fran they prefer to be neutral when it comes to the war between the kingdoms of Ivalice.
A dashing sky pirate
Fran is part of the Viera race and travels the world with her partner Balthier. She entrusts her faith in combat during her journeys with Vaan and Ashe. While Fran is proficient when it comes to grappling and fencing skills, she is also adept in all forms of weapons.
A master of weapons