Edward is a a youthful, blond man in his mid twenties, wearing red garments (orange in the 3D version FMVs), a cloak and a hat with a feather in it. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edward's hair is a little longer and wavier, and he wears a brown tunic with plate armor covering his arms.
Much like Cecil, who was also raised within nobility, Edward is introverted around others. He is sensitive and somewhat of a coward, but gains confidence and assists his friends to the best of his abilities strengthened by his love for those he has lost. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Edward acts intuitive and is observant, realizing Cecil is acting strangely. According to his conversation with the final boss, he knew what the Mysterious Girl was up to from the start.