Eh, guess I need to play more and discover that he had a "troubled past". Cliche much?
Yeah, that's why I can't stand this bullshit in most games like this. One too many flashbacks ensue. Bleh.
Cliche? Yes. It's Square, what do you expect?
Nevermind, I found out about that DA contest now. It WAS to create characters for the game (Mary Sues? Christ forbid...), but then Square didn't use any of them. What was the point then? Were they just all "eh, fuck it" after that or what?