Vaan and Penelo? [Archive] - Eyes on Final Fantasy Forums
A young Vaan, Reks and Penelo with the orphans of Rabanastre. .. Guide under the "Character Relationships" section, Vaan "wants to be" like Reddas. Some sources say Vaan and Penelo are together, and some hint at an Vaan and Penello relationship is something new and hasn't been. Even in FFTA2 their relationship is soo ambiguous. Penelo and Vaan are like a combination brother/sister, and boy/girlfriend who never.
When King Raminas agreed to a peace treaty and left for Nalbina Fortress to sign it, word arrived that the treaty signing was but a conspiracy to murder him. Reks was sent to the fortress, his squadron being led by Captain Basch fon Ronsenburg of the Order of the Knights. Reks was fatally wounded by what appeared to be Basch who had murdered the king. Reks's witness testimony led to Basch's conviction for high treason and he was announced executed, while Vaan looked after the increasingly unresponsive Reks in a hospital in his final moments.
In the manga, Vaan later tells Reks was tortured to death by the Empire to force a confession for co-conspiring the King's death. Vaan watches an airship fly overhead.
Believing his brother to have been murdered by not only Captain Basch, but also at the fault of the Archadian Empire, Vaan vows vengeance. He lives in Lowtown with Penelo and the other war orphans and spends his days slaying rats in the Garamsythe Waterway, carrying out menial tasks for the sundry shop owner, Migeloand pick-pocketing the Archadian troops stationed in Rabanastre, rationalizing it as reclaiming the wealth Archadia is stealing.
He chances upon the Goddess's Magicite and runs into the sky pirates Balthier and Fran who demand he hand over the object. Not knowing its true power but guessing it to be valuable, Vaan makes a run for it when the Resistance attacks the palace and the Imperial airship Ifrit repels the insurgence. Vaan attacks Vayne, but is stopped by Gabranth. As told in the manga, during his escape Vaan overhears Vayne speaking to Judge Gabranth and spies on them overseeing the battle.
He is caught and brought before Vayne who mocks his rage. Vaan tells the two his brother was killed at Nalbina Fortress, and Vayne invites Vaan to attack him. Vaan lunges but is blocked by Gabranth.
Vaan is taken away by the guards, Vayne ordering him executed for attempted assault on an Archadian official. As Vaan is carried off the guards are intercepted by Balthier who continues to pursue Vaan and throws him over a bridge to Fran's hoverbike before following suit. The vehicle's power is drained by Vaan's Goddess's Magicite and crashes in the Garamsythe Waterway, the city's sewer system that was exposed during an attack from Ifrit.
Vaan teams up with Balthier and Fran to find a way out. Balthier surmises Vayne staged the dinner to lure the Resistance out of hiding and trap them using the Imperial fleet. They encounter a Resistance fighter named Amalia cornered by Imperial Guards. Vaan runs to her aid, and following the ensuing battle, Amalia joins the party briefly though she scorns at Vaan's thievery from the palace.
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Upon reaching the Waterway's exit they battle a Firemane. In the manga they are accosted by Judge Ghis and Vaan attacks him but is knocked out. Ghis takes Amalia captive onboard Dreadnought Leviathan while the others are sent to Nalbina Dungeons. In the game the party is confronted by Vayne himself. Nevertheless, Penelo spots Vaan, Balthier and Fran being led away in chains and approaches them in tears, but Balthier soothes her.
In the manga, Vaan awakens in the dungeons and intervenes on a seeq prisoner attacking a former Dalmascan soldier, but has the Goddess's Magicite stolen from him. Balthier tries to teach Vaan why he lost by challenging him to a game of coin toss where Vaan must guess which of Balthier's hands he holds it. For a wrong guess Balthier wants Vaan's chestpiece from Reks, but Vaan demands Balthier wager his airship.
Balthier tosses the coin and Vaan fails at guessing its location with Fran returning and revealing she has the coin and Balthier's hands are empty.
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Gabranth authorizes the bounty hunter Ba'Gamnan to search the prisoners for Balthier, and Fran reveals she has found an exit. In the manga, Balthier decides to make their move in two hours after investigating the Resistance, and Vaan declares to have recovered the Goddess's Magicite by that time. He finds the seeq who stole it but is ambushed by two more.
Vaan is thrown into a cell until the seeq, Daguzais ready to face him in arena. Ba'Gamnan offers to free him, but Daguza intervenes and the two fight, and Vaan escapes and charges at Daguza. Vaan ignores Balthier's lesson of using dirty tactics and with a frontal attack seizes the Goddess's Magicite and flees to reconvene with Balthier while another prisoner and Ba'Gamnan deal with Daguza and the other enraged seeq.
Balthier and Vaan fight the seeq in the Nalbina Dungeons. In the game, Vaan attempts to defend a wounded bangaa from three abusive seeq dungeon masters and is thrown into a caged battle with them.
Balthier joins the fray and the two emerge victorious and hide within the arena when Gabranth appears shadowing him into an Oubliette. Vaan, Balthier and Fran find an emaciated Basch fon Ronsenburg imprisoned and following Gabranth's leave, Basch pleads the party to set him free.
Reckognising Basch as the King-Slayer, Vaan jumps on the cage and shouts at him. The ruckus attracts the guards and Fran tells everyone to hang onto the cage while she drops it to the pit below the dungeons. Freed, Basch joins the party while they trek through the Barheim Passage though Vaan makes his distaste at the arrangement known.
Basch explains the Empire framed him by having his twin brother, Noah, now going by the name of Gabranth, impersonate him to assassinate the King and leave Reks as a witness to "Basch's" treachery, but Vaan remains unconvinced. What are you expecting to happen to Penelo in the game? Any predictions on her role in the game?
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What do you think of her relationship with Vaan? On the topic of Penelo I've always been wondering about this pic Why does her foot looks so small compared to her huge legs?
Is it because of those brown boots shes wearing? Raven Nox I'm kinda hoping she's not Vaan's boyfriend, only becuase I like the tranditional coupling thing FF has because it's not like Escaflowne where Hitomi copuldn't make up her mind, that irked me, at least you know who they like the trandtional way, but if they have a relationship, I'm not going to be that disappionted, I'll live.
But because of her relationship with the main character, I do think she'll be important, how though, I really have no idea right now. A mix of his little sister and his mother if you know what I mean. As for her feet. Yeah the XII artwork has stood out in my mind so far between Panellos feet and Ashe picking her nose: D a nice big green bogger turns me right on ; Destai I dont need the details of your little fetishes: D a nice big green bogger turns me right on ; I kinda wish Penelo would be the main female character because right now, i don't really care for Ashe - maybe its because i dont really know much about her yet.
There hasn't been much info released on her, and I'm glad for that. I just hope she won't take the role of the token loud, obnoxious teenager. Not sure I want to compare her to Ashe, but screw what I want, I guess. I think Ashe is better looking, and maybe only because she's a bit older, and has had more time to "mature", so to speak.
Ashe also looks nicer, but I can't say why. See, I just can't say what I think about the "relationships" yet, because I haven't played the game, I don't know what these people are like, so I have no clue. As for right now, I couldn't care less if Ashe or Penelo was with Vaan.
What I think, however I'm hoping there won't be another love-triangle thing, like FF7.