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Claude C. Kenny

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (original) / Daisuke Namikawa (remake)
His appearance in Second Evolution

The hero of the game. Son of Ronyx Kenny and Illia Silvestri, his desire to prove himself on his own merits leads him to get too close to an alien device that teleports him to an uncharted planet. There, he saves one of the local girls with his phaser, and is mistaken for a legendary hero.

  • All Men Are Perverts: During a PA with Welch in Fun City, Claude can wind up buying what is obviously an adult magazine, admiring the cover girl and her assets, out loud. Welch was not surprised about it.
  • Badass Normal: He's pretty ordinary, but proves to be deadly with a sword on skill alone.
  • Bishōnen
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as bad as Ashton, but several PAs in Rena's storyline serves nothing more than to make jokes at Claude's expense.
  • Chick Magnet: Every female party member can end up displaying some sort of attraction to him. Even at the same time (for example, a PA with Rena and Precis has the two arguing about him).
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Gets rather irrational whenever he finds out Rena's hanging out with Dias.
  • Deuteragonist: If Rena is chosen as the lead.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Claude's repeated attempts to reach the Calnus with his communicator. By the time they finally got to him, it was the point that Claude didn't want to leave his new friends behind.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Primarily a swordsman, but he also has a couple fist techniques (some of which were also used by Illia).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Like his mother, Claude is generally friendly and well-meaning, save some early moments of dickishness when Dias is involved.
  • I Choose to Stay: Halfway through Ell, the Calnus has finally picked up Claude's communicator signal and they forcibly teleport him out of Expel. When Claude finds out from his father about the planet's approaching destruction, he asks to be sent back, but Ronyx uses his authority as admiral to put Claude in his place, believing it to be for Claude's own safety. Claude insists, using an excuse that he wants to say goodbye to his friends. Ronyx relents, but when Claude is sent back to Ell, he intentionally leaves behind his communicator so that they won't be able to track him again.
    • One of his paired endings with Rena had him living in Expel with her after the events of the game. Rena asked Claude if he regretted not going back to Earth to which he answered that he was still on Expel because he wanted to. Subsequent games make it clear that this ending is non-canon.
  • Imagine Spot: the ladies once tried wondering where Claude got his fashion sense from, and then imagine him first in a knight's bulky armor, and after that, for some reason, in drag.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Flashbacks show multiple incidents where officers and other higher ranking people would discuss, while Claude was very obviously in earshot, how surely the only reason he's at the top of his class is because his professors are padding his grades to keep Ronyx happy, or how the only reason Claude is getting the opportunities he does because Ronyx is trying to prop up his service record.
  • The Matchmaker: A PA sees Claude becoming one for Leon, who has expressed an interest in all the female party members.
  • Nice Guy: One of his defining characteristics is being willing to help out people he barely knows.
  • Oblivious to Love: Seems generally unaware of Precis' attempts to flirt with him. If Claude said that he had no girlfriend in one PA involving him, Rena, and Precis, he would be genuinely confused when a Love Triangle was forming between the three, much to Rena's chagrin.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Shares traits with both his father, Ronyx, and his implied mother, Illia.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The original game Second Story spelled his last name as "Kenni". It wasn't until the remake Second Evolution that his last name was spelled as "Kenny".
  • Stepford Smiler: A flashback shows how Claude made himself sound more enthusiastic to be cruising on a starship for the first time than he actually was, even while the other officers tried to use him to put a good word toward his father. Since no one on Expel or Nede knows his father, he can be himself.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Sword.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Claude struggles to prove himself to get out of his father's shadow.

Rena Lanford

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (original) / Nana Mizuki (remake)
Her appearance in Second Evolution

The heroine of the game. A cheerful young girl from the village of Arlia on the underdeveloped planet, Expel. She possesses healing powers previously unknown to her world. One day, while visiting the nearby forest, she is attacked by a monster and rescued by a man wearing strange clothes and wielding a weapon that shoots a ray of light.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Rena in the games has a lot of spunk for a White Magician Girl and she knows a good deal of hand to hand combat which explains why she chose knuckles as her melee weapon of choice, and eventually knows some offensive spells. In the manga adaptation, her offensive spells are gone, but at the very least, some of her hand to hand combat traits is retained. In the EX anime, Rena not only doesn't have offensive spells, she's even more inefficient in close combat.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Celine will allude to this in one Private Action by telling Claude that Rena "can be a very jealous woman." This was shown if Welch was recruited when playing as Claude. Rena was not at all happy with the idea that Claude may be flirting with other women.
    • Her anime counterpart in EX was more obvious about this as she was always pissed off whenever another girl (first Celine, later Precis) was flirting with Claude.
  • Combat Medic: The main healer, but she's still good with her fists and light magic. By the time of Blue Sphere, Rena has completed medical school and regularly undertakes missions for the Federation alongside Claude.
  • Deuteragonist: If Claude is chosen as the lead.
  • First Girl Wins: If she has a paired ending with Claude. Blue Sphere confirms that this is canon.
  • Friend to All Living Things
  • Gene Hunting: She decided to investigate the Sorcery Globe because she thought she would discover her origins in the process.
  • Happily Adopted: Even as she wants to learn her origins, she still loves her adoptive parents.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Gets annoyed when people mistake Claude for her boyfriend. Her reactions don't help at all.
  • Hospital Hottie: Between The Second Story and Blue Sphere she attended medical school on Earth.
  • Knife Nut: In Blue Sphere, Rena trades in her knuckles for knives.
  • The Medic: Healing spells were previously unknown to the people of Expel.
  • Mysterious Waif
  • Oblivious Adoption: Her adopted mother thought this was the case.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Her pendant.
  • Pointy Ears: They mark her as not being a native Expellian.
  • Space Elves
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Rena looks almost exactly like her biological mother, Dr. Rhima.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Sorcerer. Type B.
  • Teen Genius: It's not given as much attention as Leon and Precis, but Rena is clearly very intelligent given how quickly she adapts to advanced science and technology for someone who grew up on a medieval planet, and some of her Private Actions with Bowman also centre around her going to study at the university in Linga. It's discovered near the end of the game that Rena takes after her biological mother, one of the most brilliant scientists the Nedian race ever produced.
    • In Blue Sphere, she apparently finished her medical education in less than two years and became a doctor.
  • White Magician Girl
  • Witch Species: As a Nedian, she doesn't need to tattoo herself to use symbology, particularly the healing spells that are completely alien to Expel.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Rena started the trend of doing this with Star Ocean's female leads.

Celine Jules

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (original) / Saki Nakajima (remake)
Her appearance in Second Evolution

A treasure hunting symbologist from the town of Marze. Claude and Rena run into her in the city of Krosse, arguing with another symbologist over a treasure map. She talks them into joining her on an expedition to a nearby cavern.

Ashton Anchors

Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (original) / Akira Ishida (remake)
His appearance in the mobile version of Blue Sphere

A mercenary swordsman. He takes a job to hunt the two-headed dragon in the Salva mine, but is interrupted by Claude and Rena.

  • Adorkable: He's a bit of a loser, though we love him for it.
  • Amazon Chaser: In the anime at least, Ashton's dragons like a woman who can fight (ie. Opera with a rocket launcher, who ironically cannot join a party with Ashton around in the proper game). Averted with him, though, since he has more of a thing for Precis in both the game and anime.
  • Bishōnen
  • Butt-Monkey: If anything's going wrong in a PA that isn't by the player's choice, it's gonna happen to Ashton. In the EX anime, this is taken way Up to Eleven in addition of being a No Respect Guy.
  • The Chew Toy: Ashton is so unlucky that he is forced to share bodies with a twin-headed dragon, and in a rare instance of averting Story And Gameplay Segregation, he has the worst LUK stat in the game.
    • One of the animations for his sprite makes it look like he was literally being nibbled on by Creepy and Weepy.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Ashton has a pair of dragons grafted to his back. You can undertake a sidequest to remove them but in the end, he doesn't go through with it because the exorcism would kill the dragons.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's dorky-looking, a bit cowardly and has a weird fascination with barrels. He's also one of the most skilled physical fighters in the game.
  • Dream-Crushing Handicap: If he's in the party during the Lacour Tournament of Arms, he'll lament that he can't participate due to being fused with Creepy and Weepy.
  • Dual Wielding: With both swords and dragons.
  • The Eeyore: He's a pretty morose guy, considering his crappy luck.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Ashton is a badass even before he gets two dragons grafted to his back.
  • Fusion Dance: With the two-headed dragon. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: As noted above, Ashton's Luck stat is the worst in the game.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: His PA's with Claude push this more than the other male party members, though it's entirely up to the player whether to enforce this or not.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: His moveset includes a Flash Step and Doppelgänger Attack, so he's the closest thing the party has to a ninja. However, he also has a dragon grafted to his back and bells on his cape.
  • Human Aliens
  • Intergenerational Friendship: his special ending, with Ill Girl Eleanor.
  • Magic Knight: He's directly referred to as a Heraldic swordsman.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In Armlock, this will happen if the player chooses the "Hearthrob" in the menu; he and Claude have to share the drink (one glass, two straws). A nearby patron seems amused.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Him or Opera (and Ernest).
  • No Respect Guy: Nobody takes the poor guy seriously in the anime. And nobody ever notices when he does something competent.
  • Optional Party Member
  • Otaku: Ashton is an avid follower of barrels.
  • People Puppets: Creepy and Weepy will occasionally possess Ashton and speak through him directly.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Rena and Chisato find a piece of jewelry among the latter's belongings, and voice their adoration for it, thinking that it might belong to a refined woman. Then they find the name inscribed on it...
  • Resigned to the Call: He comes to accept being bonded with Creepy and Weepy. While he still wants to be separated from them, he'll only do it in a way that doesn't hurt them.
  • Ship Tease: While he can end up with anyone, he has the distinction of getting a private action with Precis. By Blue Sphere they've become the Beta Couple.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Despite his dismal Luck stat, Ashton can equip several items that can give him a huge Luck boost. He can potentially end up with the highest Luck in the game, depending on what you give him.
  • The Unintelligible: Creepy and Weepy can only growl and snarl, although Ashton understands what they're saying and can translate for others. Subverted on those rare occasions when they speak through Ashton directly.

Precis F. Newman

Voiced by: Yuko Sumimoto (original) / Rie Kugimiya (remake)
Her appearance in the mobile version of Blue Sphere

A mechanically minded girl from the town of Linga. She literally runs into Claude and Rena when they arrive seeking to translate the writings found in the Krosse Cave.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: She and her father are outcasts in Linga due to their affinity for machines. She wants to join because Claude was one of the first people not to reject her because of it.
  • Badass Normal: It's not really touched on, but all of Precis's special attacks come from her engineering genius, rather than symbology or swordsmanship.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Why she wants to join Claude.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: So hyperactive that Celine describes her as more of a tornado than a teenager. She's also a mechanical genius.
  • Cute Little Fangs: In Second Evolution, Precis's new "excited" artwork has these.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She has developed robotic technology alongside her father on a planet with technology roughly that of 17th century Earth, and needed less than two years of education on Earth to learn how to build her own space ship. In the encyclopedia in the third game, it's heavily implied that technology she developed modernized Expel and along with an abundance of Energy Stone, made Expel a dominant player in galactic politics.
  • Genki Girl
  • Human Aliens
  • Joke Character: Precis has several issues. Specifically:
    • Her normal attack, a punch with a robotic arm, takes a fair amount of time to execute and leaves her vulnerable.
    • Many of her killer moves are ineffective or have hitboxes that are difficult to line up properly.
    • Her powerful killer moves require unlocking them via the Machinery skill, with obscenely low chances of success.
  • Leap Day: Her birthday is February 29.
  • Little Miss Badass: Precis combines this with Gadgeteer Genius.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Her or Bowman.
  • Older Than They Look: She doesn't really look like a 15 year old. Fixed in the remakes.
  • Optional Party Member: Can be recruited during Private Actions before meeting Bowman.
  • Power Fist
  • Rocket Punch: One of her Killer Moves.
  • Ship Tease: While she can end up with anyone, she has the distinction of having a PA with Ashton.
  • Teens Are Short: She's tiny according to her official artwork, standing only to the shoulder of resident Child Prodigy Leon. The remake seems to have made her taller, though she's still petite.
    • This is actually a case of the official artwork shot of the gang being way off scale; Precis has an official height of 5'1", which puts her over half a foot taller than Leon (who's 4'5"). She's still the second-shortest member of the party, but not by much (Rena and Opera both check in at 5'3", and Chisato at 5'4").
  • Teen Genius
  • Token Mini-Moe: Despite being only 2 years younger than Rena. Lessened considerably in the remake.
  • Wrench Wench: Precis can even create new weapons and killer moves for herself using the machinery talent.

Bowman Jeane

Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa (original) / Keiji Fujiwara (remake)
His appearance in Second Evolution

A pharmacist and close friend of the linguist, Keith. He helps Claude and Rena get the Krosse writings translated and asks to join so that he can investigate the Sorcery globe himself.

  • Action Dad: In the Blue Sphere game, Nineh is pregnant and Bowman is set to become a father. This makes Precis reluctant to take Bowman on the quest to help Ernest and Opera, but Bowman insists on coming. Nineh also encourages him to go too.
  • Ascended Extra: Of sorts. When you first meet him, he's working the counter of his pharmacy. If you don't recruit him, he continues running the store as an NPC and you can shop from him there. If you do recruit him, Nineh takes over running the store for the rest of the game.
  • Badass Labcoat: Bowman wears and is one of these.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Bowman continually ogles other women, but he will not cheat on Nineh.
  • Combat Medic: Heavy on the combat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: he has a good sense of humor.
  • Doting Parent: Became one in the time skip between The Second Story and Blue Sphere.
  • Happily Married: One of his Private Actions with Rena involves him getting her advice on what kind of ring to buy for Nineh. If he joins the party, Nineh will also take over running the pharmacy.
  • Henpecked Husband: Somewhat-one of his Private Actions involves him getting chewed out by Nineh, and then getting mad at Claude or Rena for getting him into this mess.
  • Human Aliens
  • Just Friends: If he ends up with a female character, their relationship is like this.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Precis or him.
  • Optional Party Member: Joins the party at a certain point if Precis is not already a member, but can still be turned down.

Opera Vectra

Voiced by: Yuko Nagashima (original) / Atsuko Tanaka (remake)
Her appearance in Second Evolution

A noblewoman from one of the artificial moons orbiting the dead planet Tetragenesis. She is searching for her lover, Ernest Raviede, who had travelled to Expel on one of his expeditions, and ends up crashing.

  • BFG: Opera's weapon. Aside from Killer Moves and flying enemies, all she does is hit people with it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Some of her new Private Actions in the PSP version show her as this. She warns Rena and Welch of the dangers of pursuing Ernest, and she even beats Ernest up when she mistakenly thinks he's flirting with Precis.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She sure loves her wines.
  • Lady of War: She's pretty refined, but she can kick some ass.
  • She's Got Legs: It's why she gets offended when an arena announcer mistakes her for a man.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: One of Ernest's endings reveals that Opera has a younger sister named Opal, who's only physical difference is her hair color. Said sister also has a massive crush on Ernest.
  • Third Eye: Like all Tetrageniots. Her improved depth perception compared to other humans makes her a very good markswoman.
  • Wrench Wench: Not as obvious as Precis, but Opera is a skilled mechanic who can create new weapons and killer moves with the machinery talent.

Ernest Raviede

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (original & remake)
His appearance in Second Evolution

An archeologist from a moon of Tetragenesis. He travelled to Expel on one of his expeditions.

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: One of his Private Actions in the remake is an obvious shout out to Indiana Jones.
  • Badass Bookworm: In his ending with Noel, Ernest reveals he can't stand Know Nothing Know It Alls who never do any fieldwork and just write papers. He's less than thrilled about being honored by them. Half the fun, for Ernest, is the thrill of exploring old ruins and encountering dangers.
  • Badass Teacher: Teaches at a university when not on an expedition.
  • Celibate Hero: To a certain extent. Despite having women fall over him left and right (including more than one of the female party members), Ernest is far less interested in romance than he is in adventure and research. When Rena asks him why he doesn't return Opera's affections, Ernest replies that he isn't even certain about his own feelings. The fact that Opera is a Clingy Jealous Girl doesn't help either, although his romantic rating for her is highest when he joins the party.
  • Chick Magnet: In addition to gaining the affections of both Vectra sisters, Celine's starting romance rating for him is almost as high as Opera's. In a new Private Action added to the PSP version, he and Dias get ogled by a bunch of female passerby in North City. You can also have Rena gush over them, too.
  • Expy: He seems to be the Star Ocean universe's response to Indiana Jones. One of his Private Actions in Second Evolution has him discuss getting into chases in mine carts, among other Indy references. Claude has to explain that those are fiction and that ruins on Earth are largely the same as everywhere else, to Ernest's disappointment.
  • Joke Character: Ernest has a long animation time on his normal attacks, and he lacks both the raw offence of Claude or Ashton and the powerful multi-hit killer moves of Opera or Chisato. However, some will get him anyway because you can steal a Disc-One Nuke from his at two points.note  He does have a few good Killer Moves, notably Broken Heart, that can help him avoid the bottom tiers.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Ernest's archeological theories are still held in high authority four-hundred years later.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Impossible to recruit if Ashton joined the party.
  • May–December Romance: At least by Japanese video game standards. Assuming he eventually hooks up with one of the female party members, he'll be at least 12 years older than her.
  • Optional Party Member: Can only join if Opera is recruited and an optional scene is viewed.
  • Perma-Stubble
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien
  • Third Eye: A Tetrageniot.
  • Whip It Good

Dias Flac

Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa (original) / Tomokazu Sugita (remake)
His appearance in the mobile version of Blue Sphere

Rena's childhood friend. He left Arlia after the death of his family to wander as a mercenary.

  • Always Someone Better: Towards Claude.
  • Ascended Extra: Of sorts. In the original PSX version, he only ever sleeps during Private Actions. However, in Second Evolution he actually interacts with Rena and other characters in several Private Actions.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice in every versions is considerably lower than the rest of the team, and he's acknowledged as one of the biggest badasses in the party.
  • Badass Normal: He's pretty ordinary, but proves to be deadly with a sword on skill alone.
  • Bishōnen: Though he's more mature looking than Claude and Ashton.
  • Chick Magnet: Ernest noticed this and decided to have some fun in North City.
  • Crutch Character: In Rena's scenario. Mega powerful when he's just with Rena, but Claude will surpass him once he joins for good due to Claude's Killer Moves likely to hit more. May be subverted, due to having some techniques that have high accuracy (Air Slash) and speed to interrupt things and him having some options to break the damage limit, making Dias still very viable even at the end of the game or against Gabriel Celeste or Iselia Queen.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Seeing his parents and younger sister murdered by bandits.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He doesn't care for any of the other characters except for Rena (who he grew up with) and Claude (who earns his respect after the Tournament of Arms). However, he can warm up to them, especially in Second Evolution when he can interact with them in Private Actions.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Most of the time in Private Actions, you see Dias sleeping. And that's his hobby, too.
  • Human Aliens
  • Hooked Up Afterwards: with Chisato Madison in Blue Sphere. They are the only ones with a special romantic ending together in the game. In the current mobile game Star Ocean Anamnesis, Dias expresses that he is happy to see Chisato during her introduction event (in a rather roundabout way, but that is usual for him). While in Second Evolution they have no private actions together and their ending was changed to a non-romantic one, this ending has since been regarded as happening pre-Blue Sphere.
  • Ineffectual Loner
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Rena.
  • Master Swordsman: He's a sword expert and wields his sword like an Iaijutsu Practitioner.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Him or Leon.
  • Optional Party Member: Can only join if Rena was chosen as the main protagonist.
  • The Rival: To Claude.
  • Shipper on Deck: You wouldn't believe it from someone like him, but yes he is one. Outside of Private Actions, he assures Claude that he doesn't see Rena as anything more than a little sister, and in an actual PA, he tells Rena that she is the support that someone like Claude needs.
  • The Stoic
  • Troubled, but Cute
  • Worthy Opponent: His viewing Claude as this is shown by his having Gamgee give Claude a specially sharpened blade.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Leon D. Geeste

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (original) / Yumiko Kobayashi (remake)
His appearance in Second Evolution

A prodigy working with his parents in the Kingdom of Lacuer's weapon research division. Claude and Rena are enlisted to help him find the final component of the weapon that will beat back the monsters spawned by the Sorcery Globe.

Noel Chandler

Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (original) / Takahiro Mizushima (remake)
His appearance in Second Evolution

A zoologist overseeing a nature reserve on Energy Nede. He helps Claude and Rena seek out the last wild psynard.

  • Badass Bookworm/Badass Teacher: Is a university professor.
  • Crutch Character: In Blue Sphere. He's the only healer available until Opera and Rena join much later.
  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Friend to All Living Things: He and Rena potentially bond over this.
  • Joke Character: Noel could be a joke character, considering he comes with spells that do less damage than those of Celine and Leon by that point, and heal less HP than Rena. The game actually lampshades his uselessness if you can get a character to randomly paint his portrait, whose flavor text describes him as having "puny muscles... hope that's okay". Add to that the fact he considers "I don't like fighting, you know!" to be a taunt. With that said, use of Bloody Armor can allow him to heal with no chance of getting damaged.
  • Master of None: Noel can heal, but can't even come close to matching Rena. He can use attack magic, but Celine and Leon have him beat there. He equips knuckles as his Weapon of Choice, but all of the fighters beat him in physical combat, as does Rena.
  • The Medic: Noel serves as a combination of this and a Black Mage.
  • Oblivious to Love: He has no idea that his assistant has a massive crush on him.
  • Optional Party Member
  • Pointy Ears
  • The Red Mage
  • Space Elves
  • Witch Species

Chisato Madison

Voiced by: Rumi Kasahara (original) / Fuyuka Ano (remake)
Her appearance in Second Evolution

A reporter for the Nede Chronicle, the biggest newspaper in Energy Nede. She follows Claude and Rena around because she thinks they're the biggest story to happen in her lifetime.

Welch Vineyard (Second Evolution only)

Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba

A young girl with a peculiar sense of style who always carries around a big pointer. A self-designated creator, she claims that she builds various useful items, but the details are unknown. She semi-forcefully decides to join Claude and the others on their venture.

  • Crash-Into Hello: In Second Evolution. Notable in that she falls from the sky and on top of Claude/Rena...
  • Crutch Character: Depending on your party makeup, Lv.30 Welch can be recruited while your main team is only half that level. Sure, they catch up to her, but...
  • Genki Girl: If you thought Precis was hyper, then you haven't met Welch yet.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Sticks with a pointing hand at the end.
  • Little Miss Badass: Welch certainly qualifies.
  • Optional Party Member
  • Otaku: In the PSP version, you can go to a "fanfic" (doujinshi) sale in Fun City. In one Private Action, Welch will drag Claude there forcibly. And she is very...ahem...familiar with the various genres.

    Supporting Cast 

Ronyx J. Kenny

Claude's father.


The beloved daughter of Dr. Lantis, creator of the Ten Wise Men. It was her death that prompted him to alter the programming of the Wise Men to seek the destruction of everything.


The prince of Krosse.


The mayor of Nede's Centropolis.

  • Unreliable Expositor: The history of Nede he shares with the party is rather grossly inaccurate. Justified in that he's no more aware of the truth than the party is.


The Ten Wise Men (in general)

The main enemies of Star Ocean 2 who appear at the end of the first disc, they are a group of skilled Nedians from four billion years ago who wish to rule the universe. In reality, they are a group of biological weapons created by Dr. Lantis in order to destroy the universe.

Gabriel/Indalecio (Dr. Lantis)

Voiced by: Masaharu Satou (original) / Rikiya Koyama (remake)
The Leader of the Ten Wise Men.


Voiced by: Kensaku Kobayashi (original) / Shin-ichiro Miki (remake)
The second most powerful of the Ten Wise Men.


Voiced by: Kensaku Kobayashi (original) / Taiten Kusonoki (remake)

One of the two Ten Wise Men fighting the party midway of the tower of Phynal. A physical-based fighter with spells and petrification beams.


Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (original & remake)

One of the two Ten Wise Men fighting the party midway of the tower of Phynal. An Ax-Crazy pyromaniac who wants you to BURN.

  • Ax-Crazy
  • Dual Boss: With Haniel.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Star Ocean Anamnesis. He is convinced to join the heroes by the series protagonist Evelysse. This has resulted in the oddest Crack Ship in the series. To date he is the only boss to become a playable character.
  • Large Ham: Oh God. Due to the original game's voice acting, he's one of the most stand out examples of hamming it out.
  • Playing with Fire: Everything about him is fire-based. He also can cast Earthquake


Voiced by: Dai Matsumoto (original) / Kiyomi Yazawa (remake)
One of the three Wise Men who guard the entrance to Fineal. A young child of the Wise Men with honorable manners to his enemies.


Voiced by: Taketora (remake)
One of the three Wise Men who guard the entrance to Fineal. An elderly man with a third eye (maybe one eye, he has a visor that make it hard to tell) who seems to know much if you ask him about anything.


Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura (original) / Haruo Satou (remake)
One of the three Wise Men who guard the entrance to Fineal. A mysterious hooded being who doesn't talk much.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Even in PSP adaptation, no one knows if Jibril is male or female. All we see are his/her eyes.
  • Evil Genius: Uses speed and quick attacks on the enemy. S/he was one of the characters under Haniel and was designed as an information analyst during the Ten Wise Men Project.
  • Teleport Spam: Uses this for moving.
  • The Faceless


Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (remake)

One of the Wise Men first encounter and the first to fight in battle. He has the behavior of a knight and is a master at defense.

  • Affably Evil: See Let's Fight Like Gentlemen. He compliments their fighting ability, but calls them out for not looking at other people's perspectives.
  • The Brute: Fights with sheer fighting strength. Also serves under Michael and was made the base defense unit for the Ten Wise Men Project.
  • Barrier Warrior: His best ability is a shield that renders him indestructible for a short amount of time.
  • Captain Ersatz: His portrait in Second Evolution makes him look like if the Ten Wise Men reprogrammed RoboCop.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Offers a fight against the party before Expel collides with Nede.
  • Stone Wall: His defense is the best about him.


Voiced by: Hidenari Ugaki (original) / Riki Kitazawa (remake)

One of the Wise Men during the assault of Fun City. A cyborg-like being that looks down on sapient species.

  • Captain Ersatz: From his look, it's like the Ten Wise Men hired and cyborgified Psycho Mantis (without the mind screw)
  • Sadist:


Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (remake)

One of the Wise Men during the assault of Fun City, also the one who fights the party during the first, failed assault at Phynal. A big sword-wielding swordsman.