|“||No, sir. I want to fight. For my homeland and for my parents.||„|
Reks is a minor character in Final Fantasy XII. Vaan's elder brother, he fights to protect what little family he has left. Reks is the playable character during the game's prologue that works as a tutorial.
He was voiced by Hideki Tasaka in the Japanese version, and by Yuri Lowenthal in the English version.
Reks has white-blond hair and pale blue eyes. He wears a short leather shirt that bares his midriff, curved pieces of armor either side of his neck; plated bracers and leather fingerless gloves, strips of leather round his waist with a groin protector, black trousers under metal and leather greaves, and flat brown shoes with the toes cut away. A blue brooch upon his chest resembles the one his brother Vaan wears, and in a dream sequence it is implied he also left Vaan a silver ring with a blue motif.
Reks is a timid, somewhat pessimistic young man, unsure of himself but determined to fight for his brother and for Dalmasca. His strong sense of duty is evidenced in him joining the Order of the Knights of Dalmasca at the end of the war when it was already clear they could not win against the Archadian Empire. He respects his captains Basch and Vossler, and justifies his purpose within the army when Basch objects due to his age.
Reks doesn't hesitate in face of danger, and encourages others to go on while he stays behind alone to dispatch enemy soldiers, despite being the least experienced of their squad. Reks's honest and perhaps naive nature make him a perfect witness for the Empire to use in a conspiracy to set up Captain Basch.