Final Fantasy XII
Voice Actor: Tom Kane
Marquis Halim Ondore IV is the Ruler of Bhujerba and even though there are numerous conflicts going on, he has tried to keep Bhujerba completely neutral. He does this by following the orders of the Archadian Empire, but he also works underground with the Dalmascan resistance forces. Aside from that, he also serves as the narrator for many parts of the game which are read from his Memoirs.
Ondore has known Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca since she was but a child which is why she refers to him as Uncle Halim. He was also good friends with her father, King Raminas B'nargin Dalmasca. Ondore is responsible for several key events in Final Fantasy XII. For one, he was responsible for the fact that Basch fon Ronsenburg is still alive. He was ordered to have him executed, but instead he had him imprisoned in the Nalbina Dungeon. This is made apparent when Basch escapes with the aid of Vaan and Balthier and starts spreading rumours of the fact he is alive, causing Ondore to be forced to meet with the group.
He learns during this meeting that Ashe is infact being imprisoned by the Empire under the name of Amalia, and Basch requests his help to free her. This is something that Ondore arranges via a somewhat unorthodox method, as he has them captured by the Empire and taken on board the Dreadnaught where Ashe is held. At first they are confused by Ondore's apparent betrayal, but learn of Ondore's true intentions when Vossler disguised as a Archadian Soldier helps free them along with Ashe.
Trying To Protect What He Cares For
When Ashe meets with Ondore, he refuses to let her leave based purely on the fact they must bide their time before they can act. However, his wishes are not fully agreed with and she has herself kidnapped by Balthier as a means of attending to her own plans.
Later Ondore employs the help of Reddas in obtaining technical schematics from the Draklor Laboratory in order to assist them with their upcoming trials. However, when he requests that Reddas obtain nethicite for him as well, Reddas simply refuses this request and appears deeply angered as Ondore witnesses him bang his glass against his desk.
Ondore leads the resistance when he commands the flagship the Garland. He has formed an alliance with Rozarria and goes to war against Archadia in order to stop their oppression once and for all. Vayne is totally aware of this though and uses the opportunity to eradicate both fleets using the Bahamut. Unfortunatly for Vayne, his brother Larsa, Ashe and the rest of her friends help to prevent this happening.