A cheerful youth who skillfully uses a variety of weapons in battle. Confident in his skills, he fearlessly enters any fierce battle.—Description
Vaan is a hyperactive street urchin living in Rabanastre. He has aspirations to be a Sky Pirate, and achieves his dreams after the events of Final Fantasy XII. Like most of Cosmo’s Warriors, he’s an orphan. His journey starts on accident; he plans to steal a rare artifact, a magicite, from the Royal Palace. Unfortunately, after meeting the rest of Final Fantasy XII’s cast, he finds himself caught in an international scandal. He eventually joins the resistance against the Empire.
In World B, he again stumbles upon something much bigger than himself:
Vaan: “Huh? That’s that girl.Kefka: “Listen, you’re a vicious beast. With vicious power, meant for mayhem and destruction! Now tell me, how is a person like that going to decide she ‘doesn’t want to fight’? You better straighten up, missy, or I’ll hafta teach you a lesson!”Terra: “Please don’t…”Vaan: “It seems like they’re arguing with each other. Yeah… I think I better keep out of it.”
Of course, he’s integrity doesn’t allow for him to ignore someone in need of help:
Vaan: “Hey, leave ‘er alone!”Kefka: “Who? What? When-where-why? can’t you see when someone’s busy? Run along and play now!”Vaan: “I’ll say it again, just in case you didn’t hear me the first time: leave that girl alone.”
He saves her, much like he did Ashe, back during the events of the game. From then on, he runs off with Terra
It’s unclear when he gets there, but much of his personality from Final Fantasy XII remains intact. In the twelfth cycle, he acts as a foil to Lightning, much as he did to Ashe.
Vaan: “As soon as we break it down and get rid of all the manikins, we win for good.”Lightning: “There you go again. When are you gonna quit being so naive?”Vaan: “What are you picking on me for? Does the word ‘win’ bug you that much?”Lightning: “Yeah, when you say it like it’s nothing. Do you really have a grasp on what we’re doing here? If you’re going to waste your life, go to the next conflict! I’ll put you to sleep myself!”Yuna: “Light!”Vaan: “…Heh, if you care about me that much, why don’t you just say so?”Lightning: “What!? I don’t–“Vaan: “Calm down. I’m only saying that we’re going to ‘win’ after a lot of thinking, and I mean it. You’re not putting anyone to sleep. We came this far; we’re going all the way.”Lightning: “…Mouthy brat. So you can talk the talk. We’ll see if you can walk the walk. Come on.
Annoyingly so, but being a positive person is just who he is.