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Character Profile: Van Slanzar de Fanel

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Name
Van Slanzar de Fanel Ban Fanel Van Slanzar de Fanel (Escaflowne)
Alias
   
Race
1/2 Human, 1/2 Draconian 1/2 Human, 1/2 Draconian
Gender
Male Male
Age
15 years old(born April 12) 15 years old(born April 12)
Hair
Black Black
Eyes
Brown Brown
Height
5'5" 165 cm
Weight
112.4 lbs 51 kg
Status
King of Fanelia King of Fanelia
Quote
"A Warrior's duty is to protect people!"  
Voice
Kirby Morrow Tomokazu Seki
Debut
   
Anime
Escaflowne Tenku no Escaflowne

Character Description: Van Slanzar de Fanel

Van doesn't trust people he doesn't know, and is known to make rash and unwise decisions. He is very protective of the people he cares about. Van is mostly a loner, and he doesn't have very many people he can trust. His brother betrayed him and his family when Van was little, and this made Van the way he is.

At the beginning of the series Van is crowned king. Throughout the series he learns to accept his race, be proud of who he is and fight for his people.

Van pilots Escaflowne, a legendary Guymelef (mech) made by an enigmatic race called the Ispano. Van puts a lot of priority on Escaflowne, his Guymelef. He even becomes one with it somewhere in the middle of the season. In Escaflowne he is determined to stop Zaibach from controlling the planet of Gaea and it's people.

As the series progresses Van finds he cares more and more about Hitomi, not just about her powers. He falls in love with Hitomi and is heartbroken when he sees her and Allen kissing on a bridge.