Height: 6’0″ (183cm)
English Voice Actor: Gideon Emery
Japanese Voice Actor: Hiroaki Hirata
“A dashing sky pirate.”
A sky pirate who pilots the Strahl around the skies of Ivalice, Balthier and his partner, Fran, prefer to remain neutral in the ongoing war between the kingdoms of Ivalice. However, as the game begins and an attempted theft goes bad, the ensuing events force them to join the resistance against the Empire.
As the self-proclaimed “leading man” of the story, Balthier is as cocky as he is bright, witty, and playful.
Balthier is exactly what Vaan longs to become: a Sky Pirate. This handsome man, 22 years of age, roams the skies of Ivalice together with his Viera partner, Fran. 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.
He first joins Vaan in the Garamsythe Waterway after paying a visit to the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, and becomes a full party member shortly after the events in The Sandsea, Rabanastre’s most famous tavern. Strangely enough, his default Gambit is to help any ally in need. While open to interpretation, this might suggest that he is rather less self-centered than he appears to be.
His Strength and Speed stats rise fairly quickly, so he can handle lots of different weapons with ease. His max HP is the lowest of the main male characters, but is still higher than any of the main female protagonists. He starts with the Licences for a handful of different Gun-type weapons, which have the advantage of inflicting damage irrespective of enemy Defence ratings. As his max MP and Magick Power stats remain low compared to those of other characters, it’s inadvisable to make him a dedicated Magick user.
A man of wit, charm and a mysterious past, Balthier owes allegiance to no crown or council. He prowls the skies of Ivalice with his partner Fran in search of treasure and perhaps something else…
Official Site (TZA)
Balthier would describe himself as a noble thief, stealing only from those who deserve it. While roaming the skies of Ivalice, he still makes time to charm the ladies with his silver tongue and put wrongs to right—grinning all the while. And yet he has not entirely escaped from the demons of his past…
Born Ffamran Demen Bunansa, Balthier is the son of Dr. Cid. Though Cid made him an Imperial Judge, Balthier soon grew weary of his father’s unhealthy obsession with Nethicite and decided to cut ties with his past by leaving and becoming a sky pirate under a new name.
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