First off, I have to say I'm really enjoying this game. It's a lot of fun, and I haven't played 10 or 11, but I played the other 9, and the changes are different, but very innovative and cool, in my opinion.
Anyone notice ties to Star Wars? Specifically A New Hope... I just got to the dreadnaught after Bhujerba...
Ashe = Leia, trapped in a big IMPERIAL ship, kept captive.
Vaan = Luke, trying to save Ashe for seemingly unknown reasons
Balthier = Han Solo, He's a pirate and being hunted by Bounty Hunters
Fran = Chewy, Balthier's partner in action
Vayne = Va