Fran works for the crew of "The Alphabet Roadshow," a travelling reality series hosted by David Letterguy as seen in Sesame Street episode 4125. Her jobs include cueing the audience applause from a cassette player, and operating the slate clapperboard at the beginning of each take, which is filmed by Frankie.
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|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
Fran is a recruit in Fallout Tactics.
Fran has learnt many things, living in the shadow of her brother, an Elder within the Brotherhood. She has learnt the value of discretion. She has learnt how grace can triumph over brawn. She has learnt that a swift stab in the back with a sharp knife solves most problems.
Fran appears only in Fallout Tactics.
|Age||Unknown, at least 50|
|Height||187 cm (6' 1.5")|
|Revenant Wings Job class||Hunter|
|Gaze of the Void|
|Final Fantasy XII Character|
Fran is a playable character in Final Fantasy XII. She is a Viera and is Balthier's partner aboard his airship, the Strahl. Fran is the only non-Hume character in the main cast. Her title is "Master of Weapons", as Viera are known for their extraordinary craftsmanship, grace, and intellect. Fran herself is also a skilled mechanic, being in charge of maintaining the Strahl.
Fran has the most mysterious life out of all the characters in Final Fantasy XII. Being a Viera, she is reserved amongst people of other races, although not as much as others of her kind. All that is known is that she left Eruyt Village over 50 years ago to see Ivalice, so she has seen much of the world in this time. It is later revealed that Fran has two sisters: Jote and Mjrn. It is hinted that they are blood sisters, as Fran tells Mjrn that only one sister remains to her before Fran leaves the woods. It appears that Jote is the eldest of the three, whilst Mjrn is youngest, based on their behavior and positions in Eruyt Village.
Considering Fran's age, Fran could have met Balthier during any time in his life. It is never hinted about how long they have known each other, or if Fran even knows about Balthier's past. However, while they keep their relationship professional, there are times when it is hinted it could be more than that, especially in the sequel, where she states that Balthier's methods of wooing her were different from Tomaj's of flowers and gifts.
Fran is first seen when Vaan is about to steal the Goddess' Magicite in the Royal Palace of Rabanastre. Balthier accompanies her while she is driving a hoverbike, which eventually crashes during their escape due to the Goddess' Magicite draining the bike's engines.
Like all Viera, Fran is sensitive to the anomaly known as mist. More than simply "sensing" it, she can feel it like a physical object. When the party was held by Judge Ghis, the mist from the Dawn Shard – the piece of nethicite Ashe received after the events in the Tomb of Raithwall – overwhelmed Fran with a burning sensation, causing her to go into a frenzy and attack all enemies with her bare hands. This never happens again, but whenever the party enters an area thick in mist, they always make sure to ask Fran if she's okay.
Fran returns in Revenant Wings along with Balthier. She is more of a secondary character this time, mainly focusing on archery. Her skills vary, including different status inflicting ones to some white magic related spells like Dispelga. Her quickening Gaze of the Void removes all buffs on all enemies. It can be obtained by defeating Exodus.
Fran has low Magic and HP, her Vitality is the second-lowest after Basch, and her Strength is the second-lowest after Penelo. However, her MP is high, even though it is the lowest of the three female party members. Fran's beginning Licenses are also fairly close to several Quickening Licenses, which can boost her MP even more. Fran begins with the Licenses "Bows 1", "Bows 2", "Shields 1", "Light Armor 1", "Light Armor 2", "Heavy Armor 1", "White Magick 1", "Black Magick 1" and "Steal". She is equipped with a Shortbow, Onion Arrows, Headgear, and Chromed Leathers.
|-||Blinding Arrow||Inflict Blind on one foe.|
|-||Sleep Arrow||Inflict Sleep on one foe.|
|35||Silencing Arrow||Inflict Silence on one foe.|
|37||Confusion Arrow||Inflict Confusion on one foe.|
|41||Dispelga||Remove buffs from all foes in range.|
|45||Barrage||Deal ranged damage to one foe with successive shots.|
|50||Ward of the Wood||Restore HP and remove debuffs from all allies in range.|
|Nicole Fantl as Fran|
|Trouble with the audio sample?|
In the English release of Final Fantasy XII, Fran is voiced by Nicole Fantl. In the Japanese release she is voiced by Rika Fukami, who also provided the voice of Sailor Venus in the Sailor Moon series.
Fran appears as a playable character in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable.
Artwork of Balthier and Fran.
Artwork of a younger Fran, Mjrn, and Jote.
Revenant Wings field sprite.
Revenant Wings portrait.
Render - Revenant Wings
|Vaan - Penelo - Balthier - Fran - Basch - Ashe|
|Reks - Larsa - Vossler - Reddas|
|Al-Cid - Ba'Gamnan - Dr. Cid - Daguza - Old Dalan - Elza - Filo - Gerun - Emperor Gramis - Gran Kiltias Anastasis - Chairman Gregoroth - Gurdy - Havharo - Horne - Hurdy - Jote - Jules - Kytes - Marquis Ondore - Migelo - Mjrn - Monid - Montblanc - The Moogles Eight - Nono - Dynast-King Raithwall - King Raminas - Lord Rasler - Raz - Rikken - Sorbet - Tomaj - Vayne Solidor - Venat - Weather Eye|
|Gabranth - Drace - Ghis - Bergan - Zargabaath|
|Nations and Locations in Ivalice|
|Archadian Empire - Kingdom of Dalmasca - Republic of Landis - Kingdom of Nabradia - Rozarrian Empire|
|Bancour - Jagd Difohr - Jagd Naldoa - Jagd Ramooda - Jagd Yensa - Purvama|
|Nalbina Fortress - Garamsythe Waterway - Royal City of Rabanastre - Dalmasca Estersand - Giza Plains - Nalbina Dungeons - Barheim Passage - Skycity of Bhujerba - Lhusu Mines - Dreadnought Leviathan - Dalmasca Westersand - Ogir-Yensa Sandsea - Nam-Yensa Sandsea - Tomb of Raithwall - Ozmone Plains - Jahara - Golmore Jungle - Eruyt Village - Henne Mines - Paramina Rift - Mt. Bur-Omisace - Stilshrine of Miriam - Mosphoran Highwaste - Salikawood - Phon Coast - Tchita Uplands - Sochen Cave Palace - Imperial City of Archades - Draklor Laboratory - Port at Balfonheim - Cerobi Steppe - Feywood - Ancient City of Giruvegan - Great Crystal -Sky Fortress Bahamut - Ridorana Cataract - Pharos at Ridorana - Zertinan Caverns - Nabreus Deadlands - Necrohol of Nabudis - Subterra|
|Baknamy - Bangaa - Garif - Helgas - Hume - Moogle - Nu Mou - Occuria - Rev - Seeq - Urutan-Yensa - Viera|
|Airship - Clan Centurio - Dynast King - Esper - Fishing - Galtean Alliance - Gambits - Genus - House Solidor - Hunt - Imperial Senate - Kiltia - Knockback - License Board - Loot - Magicite - Magick - Moogling - Nethicite - Quickening - Rare Game - The Resistance - Skyferry - Sky Pirate - Sun-Cryst - Technick - Trial Mode - Withered Trees - Zodiac Job System|
|Original Soundtrack - Kiss Me Good-Bye - Symphonic Poem "Hope"
|Augments - Accessories - Allusions - Armor - Bazaar - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Insights - Items - Jobs - Magic - Walkthrough - Wallpapers - Weapons|
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
|Vaan - Penelo - Kytes - Filo - Llyud - Fran - Balthier - Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca - Basch fon Ronsenburg|
|Temporary Playable Characters|
|Bwagi - Cu Sith - Elza - Feolthanos - Gijuk - Mydia - Larsa Ferrinas Solidor - Namingway - Nono - Tomaj - Raz - Rikken - Rinok - Velis|
|Aegyl - Bangaa - Hume - Moogle - Seeq - Viera|
|Affinity - Anastasia - Anima - Auracite - Auralith - The Canon - Dreadnought Leviathan - Esper Troupe - Eternity's March - Foraging - Galbana - Group - Group Leader - Logbook - Recipe Book - Ring of Pacts - Scavenging - Soul Crystal - Summoning Gate - Yarhi|
|"The Battle for Freedom"|
|Accessories - Armor - Abilities - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Spells - Wallpapers - Weapons|
Fran was an Advanced Purge Trooper stationed aboard the Sarlacc Project's anchor station. Due to a computer virus, the droid had a female personality and believed itsdelf to be an Ensterite nanny. It regarded its Stormtrooper companions as its charge and protected them from any intruders. The droid spoke with a distinctive nasal twang.
While this droid did appear in the original Dawn of Defiance content, it was not given an individual personality nor designation. The further character details were developed as a joke off of the character of Fran Fine.