Edgar was in direct competition with his brother, Sabin for the crown. He knew that Sabin did not want to ascend to the throne, so he suggested deciding the rightful successor with a coin toss, but used a double sided coin to ensure that there was no chance that Sabin would be obligated to the duties of ruling Figaro.
Edgar wears light blue armor, with white boots, and a long, blue cape, all with yellow trim, to match the colors of the desert and sea. His eyes are a deep blue, a sign of Figaro nobility. His hair is in a long ponytail, kept together with two ribbons.
Edgar is a noble king who cares about his people and the kingdom of Figaro. He is a consummate diplomat, and is willing to work with most foreign countries, including those allied to the Empire. This being said, his sympathies lie with the Returners, a rebel cell fighting the spread of the empire's influence.
Edgar is a notorious womanizer, and attempts to charm any woman who he finds attractive, with limited success. He's turned down by Terra, and later, more humorously by Celes when attempting to impress them.
While the coin toss decision for the throne may have seemed selfish in most circumstances, Edgar used it as an out for his brother Sabin, who did not wish to be king. He wanted it to appear a fair decision while still giving his brother what he desired, because he knew that Sabin valued fairness. Edgar is proud of his brother's personal growth (no pun intended) as a monk, and at times envies his freedom, but he feels duty bound to Figaro, even after the world is ruined by Kefka.