"Call me old-fashioned," replies Balthier, "but I was hoping for a treasure whose worth we could measure." Balthier realizes Cid was never mad, and when he appeared to be speaking to thin air, he was actually conversing with Venat, a mysterious being who can make itself invisible to anyone it chooses. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. I don't care much for romance but I don't dislike it either. After fighting the Esper Belias, Ashe acquires a piece of deifacted nethicite, the Dawn Shard. So a romance in game would just not have seemed right. Balthier is forced to draw his weapon when Cid challenges the party, backed by the power of nethicite and his Occurian ally, Venat. In his official render for Final Fantasy XII, Balthier holds the Betelgeuse. Soon after, Balthier makes his way to Lemurés to search for the auraliths and ends up confronting the Judge of Wings at the Fane of Tehp Qul. Due to this, he is best suited to equip weapons with damage reliant on Strength and Speed to deal damage, as opposed to guns, as his action time with guns is the slowest. Element of Treachery An avatar dressed as Balthier from the Square-Enix Members Virtual World. During an attempt to steal from the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, Balthier encounters Vaan robbing the palace treasury. Balthier Male Vaan and Penelo arrive at the Glabados Ruins to meet Balthier and Fran who have made their way to the Cache chamber and defeated the Ifrit guarding it. Other games have that 'raid Necrohol 25 percent into the game' thing? Roses have thorns—this much I've come to expect. You know what they say about the leading man? kinda shipping balthier with everyone except fran at the moment. NO SPOILERS. She wants Balthier to accompany her to Jahara to ask the garif's help, but Balthier is skeptical. [4] The flashback scene was cut but his unused flashback attire resembles somewhat the one he wears in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Amalia's true identity is that of the reportedly dead Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca. [7] 1UP.com editor Andrew Pfister compared the duo of Balthier and Fran to that of Han Solo and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars franchise, adding that they are far more interesting than any other character in the "modern FF era".[8]. They meet up with Larsa who wishes for Ashe to become queen and ally with the Empire to quell the looming war with Rozarria. Anastasis tells them of a sword that can cut through nethicite, and while Larsa remains behind, the rest of the group heads off to the Stilshrine of Miriam where Ashe retrieves the Sword of Kings. Back when the voices for Final Fantasy XII were recorded, the actor would go in to their voice agent's booth to record. In the Nalbina Dungeons, Balthier sends Fran to find an escape route. They come across Balthier's old acquaintance, Jules, who embezzles the chops given to him by Balthier to give to Vaan and the others. From my playthrough of the game, the gist I got was that Ashe is still reeling from the death of Lord Rasler, who by all accounts, she geniunely loved. Gameplay 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 suggests they attract the Resistance's attention to gain entrance into the estate. Like in every other mage class, Penelo, Ashe and Vaan are ideal characters for this class, as they have a high magic stats. Sky Pirate He comes across as cocky and self-centered but his trust in Fran is complete. Emery had around six recording sessions totaling around 24 hours of recording time. Ashe tells him the Dawn Shard is a prize of value "beyond measure". 3. Free at last... Then I met you. Ashe doesn't have any romantic interest in the game. Balthier : And here was I thinking this was going to be hard! If Vaan fails, he will turn over his chestpiece from his late brother Reks as a prize, but Vaan demands Balthier wager his airship. Balthier can also be fought as a boss along with Fran. This ficlet was written in response to … Race Despite their allegiance, Vayne and Venat are defeated, and while the others escape the Bahamut on the Strahl piloted by Vaan, Balthier and Fran remain behind to repair the damaged engines and stop Bahamut from falling on Rabanastre. Despite this, he is far from selfish, proving himse… 4:57. Player character Ffamran "Balflear" mied Bunansa) In Bhujerba, the group meets a youth who introduces himself as Lamont. Other appearances Up until that point he had never done more than one session for a specific game.[10]. The render for young Balthier was finished, and his Yoshida especially noted that the glasses' texture was of good quality. Final Fantasy XII He comes across as cocky and self-centered but his trust in Fran is complete. The Strahl is finally fixed by Balthier's moogle mechanic, Nono, while Reddas gives them a manufacted skystone that allows it to fly over Jagd and accompanies them to the Ridorana Cataract. I just saw her getting with one of the two eventually down the line. [9], When Gideon Emery came on the localization team's radar, the casting director Jack Fletcher thought he was perfect for the part. He and his partner, Fran, follow Vaan and the rest of the party in hopes of closing up his past and finding treasure. In the original release, he has Guns 1 and 2, Steal, Shields 1, Light Armor 1 and 2 and Heavy Armor 1 learnt. Cid retreats and claims to be heading out to the Ancient City of Giruvegan to gather more nethicite. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. But Basch chooses to protect Larsa. Behind the scenes information But he has fast or very fast animations with 1h swords, 2h … 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. Hiroaki Hirata This handsome man, 22 years of age, roams the skies of Ivalice together with his Viera partner, Fran. With the sword, she vows to destroy the Empire's nethicite, and the party heads to Doctor Cid's laboratory in Archades. Trivia. Invoking Reddas' past, Balthier warns Reddas against using the nethicite. There are no facts, only interpretations. Balthier equips guns. You've no sense of fair play. She reluctantly parts with the trinket, and the party leaves for the Tomb of Raithwall. With a gambler’s love for risk-taking and a healthy disregard for the rules, he considers himself to be a good old-fashioned adventurer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Balthier is a hero and character representing Final Fantasy XII. Balthier is six feet tall and has short brown hair with blond highlights, sharply styled sideburns, and green eyes. Gender Biographical information Back in Rabanastre, the party disperses. Balthier acknowledges the Judge's power, but says she has been holding on to her illusion of Eternity for too long. He wears two crossed, gold-buckled belts with two pouches attached to either side and a collection of brightly colored rings and bracelets on his left hand, and has a set of earrings in both ears. After Vaan spreads rumors of the supposedly executed Basch still being alive, the Resistance grants them an audience. Balthier is charming, dashing, cunning and cynical. When Basch and Princess Ashe are desperate to cross over enemy lines and flee to safety, they turn … Balthier is accosted by the bangaa Migelo, who claims Ba'Gamnan has kidnapped Penelo because he mistook her as someone close to Balthier. Jun 21, 2007 #19 cloud_halberd4hire dark knight. Ashe has a variation: Dethroned Heroine Ashe. After Ba'Gamnan's defeat, Balthier shocks Vaan by moving to destroy the auralith. Ashe and Basch are strongly hinted to have feelings towards one another by the ending. Balthier in his Final Fantasy Tactics appearance is part of the Final Fantasy Tactics Trading Arts set. Which man is Ashe's true romantic interest along the game? With the help of Fran he manages to escape and the group decide to head towards Archades. Gideon Emery. What are the best license roles for the characters. In Archades, Balthier briefly splits from the party. Don't forget which era this game is happening in - an era of kings, queens and arranged marriages. Balthier pilots another carrier ship to escape with the others; spotting the Dawn Shard glinting in the sky after the explosion, he steers the ship to retrieve it before descending to Rabanastre. Dr. Cid is not in Giruvegan, and the party realizes he had tricked them into going there. 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.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. He throws the purple crystal he found in the Glabados Ruins in the air and shatters it with a gun blast before it reaches the Judge. Archades As soon as the sun rose in the sky each day on their journey, it appeared that the heavens gave Balthier the curse of Ashelia. All that running and I got nowhere. Balthier had won using the magick spells Decoy and Vanish to distract Vaan, tossing a fake coin while throwing the invisible real coin to Fran, and Vaan lost because he was too naive to think of sneakier tactics and didn't watch his surroundings. Foot size They reconvene and head to the Draklor Laboratory in search of Cid, but find the lab suspiciously lacking in Imperial presence. After the party defeats the Firemane, Vayne (in the game) or Judge Ghis (in the manga) with a battalion of soldiers ambush the party. He showed such promise at a young age he was made an Archadian Judge at only sixteen years old. Balthier is part of the Trading Arts Mini series. Both reflect his background of being Arcadian nobility and the son of a scholar. Balthier experiences regret regarding his relationship with Ashe while awaiting possible death in the crashing Sky Fortress Bahamut. Balthier, Ashe, and Penelo were my main team (because they're my three favorite characters, no other reason), and Vaan, Fran, and Basch were my support team. Ashe had to admit that Balthier had a small point. Designer On their way out, the party watches Larsa aid Penelo, who had been caught wandering the mines alone after being set free by Ba'Gamnan, and take her to Marquis Ondore's estate as his guest. Balthier's middle name "mied" (ミド, Mido?) Much to Balthier's disappointment, the treasure of Raithwall's Tomb turns out to be control of the Esper, and naught of monetary value. A year later, Balthier and Fran reclaim the Strahl from Vaan and Penelo, who had been looking after it, leaving behind a note and Ashe's ring, signifying Balthier has found the treasure he was looking for. Balthier left behind the Archadian Empire—his homeland—as an act of rebellion against his father, taking to the skies alongside his partner Fran. Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 1: Character page 466, Retrieved from http://www.1up.com/reviews/final-fantasy-xii_4. Vaan escapes and Balthier reluctantly follows him. So, the game hints that Balthier and Ashe probably have romantic connection (the Al-Cid event, how she reacts after Bahamut and the ending, the RW scene). Fires of War, Tides of Fate, Element of Treachery Hume First off, she has more moments with Vaan than Balthier or Basch. And despite the fact that you control Vaan in towns (you're seeing the events of the game from his perspective), if there is a "main" character in this game, it's Ashe. Dethroned Heroine Ashe Review by Memel0rd (brave-exvius.com, August 2020) Notes [edit | edit source] Gameplay. Artwork and renders of Balthier for several spin-off appearances depict him with this gun. 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. She wears metal thigh-high leg-guards and a pair of gold metal open-toed shoes with darker pink stockings. English voice actor He was voiced by Hiroaki Hirata in the Japanese version, and by Gideon Emery in the English version. However, Balthier can also be a white mage, if you choose to do so. Sean Ryan It's time to end this—cut my ties to the past. They follow him to Cid, where Balthier demands he turn over the Dusk Shard, the very same Goddess's Magicite that Judge Ghis had taken from the party earlier. He vows to persevere in their endeavor to cut the ties to his past, and implores Ashe to not allow the stone's power to consume her, as it did his father. Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 80 Location becoming stronger in the shadows of the night Gil 307 Gold Points 0 Community Tokens 0 I'm the leading man. Pairing: Balthier/Ashe Wordcount: 2,587 Authors' Notes: In this chapter, Larsa throws a party and attempts to meddle, Ashe does not explain herself, Balthier loses his temper, and everything pretty much goes as one would expect from there. Balthier demands he hand it over, but before he can retrieve the magicite the Ifrit attacks the palace. You sprung your trap without looking to see if the game you hunted was the one you'd snare, and you sold me short. Ashe and Balthier tidy up after a tumble in the mud. Overwhelmed by Mist, Fran falls to the ground and insists they go without her, but Balthier vows to not leave her behind. After their victory, Balthier and Vaan hide within the dungeon arena where Balthier overhears Ba'Gamnan, who has followed him to Nalbina, along with Judge Gabranth. Balthier, real name Ffamran mied Bunansa,[3] is a playable character in Final Fantasy XII. 22 (Final Fantasy XII)23 (Revenant Wings) Before he can fire, the Judge uses her own crystal to summon the Esper Shiva, who appears behind Balthier and uses Diamond Dust to render Balthier unconscious. Play Arts released a new figure to commemorate the release of the Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. 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