|“||I'll be going too, of course. Every good sky pirate needs a partner, right?||„|
Penelo is a playable character in Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. She is Vaan's childhood friend and dreams of being a dancer, and has learned martial arts from her elder brothers.
She was voiced by Marina Kozawa in the Japanese version, and by Catherine Taber in the English version.
Penelo has blue eyes and blonde hair tied in pigtails with a short fringe and two long side bangs. She wears a gold-and-cornflower blue slim outfit with short white lacy sleeves and bronze wing-like armlets. She wears bronze bangles and gold-and-cornflower blue knee-high boots.
As Vaan's close friend, Penelo acts as the "careful side" of his reckless persona and often tries to appeal to his common sense, but without a desirable effect. She is one of the many orphans in Rabanastre and was taken under the wing of Migelo, a local shopkeeper, and helped him since then. Due to the war taking the lives of her parents, she lives in fear of the Archadian Empire, but Penelo overcomes her fear thanks to her unlikely friendship with Larsa Solidor, a member of the Empire's ruling family. Penelo, together with Vaan, acts as a humanizing element representing the common folk caught in the crossfire of international conflict. Looking to Vaan and Penelo keeps Ashe grounded and able to resist the temptations of the Occuria, and looking to Penelo helps make Larsa sympathetic to the Dalmascan plight.