Franz is a Dark Elf who is extremely interested in martial arts. He trains relentlessly day and night and hopes to best the legendary Light Elf warrior, Gil, one day. He was inspired by a monk (implied to be Kain of the Olacion Order) who bested a foe much larger than him. Because Franz had a smaller, weaker frame than other warriors, such a victory inspired him to learn martial arts himself.
A self-proclaimed dark elf martial artist. He once saw a monk with a similar build to his own defeat an opponent many times his size. He has been a devoted practitioner ever since. Though enthusiastic, he tries to do everything his own way and ends up expending great energy to no useful purpose. No one tells him so, because it only makes him mad.
Franz is a decent Dark Elf fighter, but is overshadowed when compared to other fighters such as Serva and Clarence or other close-range characters later on like JJ or Galvados. When compared to Serva and Clarence, who share his attacks, Franz's main downfall is that he has significantly less strength when compared to the other two fighters, and being a hand-to-hand combatant, a low strength coupled with low defense significantly lowers his usability in battle. However, if trained, he can still be a decent party member.