|Relationships:||Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca (former love interest), Balthier (friend), Basch fon Ronsenburg (friend), Penelo (love interest), Fran (friend), Migelo (makeshift guardian), Kytes (friend), Reks (brother)|
|Fandom:||Final Fantasy XII|
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As the troubled street urchin, Vaan functions as Final Fantasy XII's protagonist, and while his presence is often overshadowed by Balthier's, it is the death of his brother Reks that spurs him (and much of the plot of Final Fantasy XII) into action. Quick thinking and bright, albeit naive, Vaan's intrusive nature lends to trouble more often than not.
Despite being the "official" protagonist of Final Fantasy XII, Vaan if often shunned in favour of Balthier or Ashe in fandom. He is nevertheless popular, but not quite leading man material.
Vaan's initial interest in Ashe - owed partly to him being a teenage boy and her being a young woman who willingly paid him attention - lends itself to shipping, however Vaan/Penelo is the dominant pairing due to them being childhood friends and sharing altogether far more chemistry. Ships with Balthier or Basch are far less common, but not unheard of.