Claude C. Kenny
JP name: Crawd C. Kenni
Weight: 150 lbs
Birthday: January 23
Weapon: Broad Sword
Voice Actor (SS): Yuji Ueda (JP); Jimmy Freeman (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Spike Spencer (EN)
Background: Claude is the son of Star Ocean: First Departures Ronyx J. Kenny. Before the events of Second Story Claude is really nothing more then a shadow of his father, while he too works for his fathers Earth Federation.
Personality: He tends to be rather brash, yet speaks from the heart. Claude possesses strong leadership potential, while he doesn’t completely realize it. Unafraid to speak his mind, while standing up for what he believes in, he also cares for his friends even more then his own well being at times.
Recruitment Info: Whether you select to play as Claude’s story mode or not he will play a large role in either story, he joins automatically.
Weight: 100 lbs
Birthday: May 13
Voice Actor (SS): Aya Hisakawa (JP); Donna Mae Wong (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Nana Mizuki (JP); Claudia Lenz (EN)
Background: Rena resides in the underdeveloped planet of Expel, while she is uncertain of her past as she has Elven ears; something uncommon to the Expel folk. She also possesses rare Heraldic arts which is also uncommon on Expel.
Personality: On the surface Rena appears to be a very happy and content young girl, although deep down she is concerned of her past which she cannot recall too deeply. She can also be a very serious young lady who finds her showing a romantic side at times which she becomes rather embarrassed of.
Recruitment Info: Rena, like Claude will join your group automatically whether you select her story or not; playing a large role in either story.
Other Recruitable Characters
Weight: 175 lbs
Birthday: September 28
Weapon: Twin Swords
Voice Actor (SS): Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP); David Babich (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Akira Ishida (JP); Jeffrey Maxwell (EN)
Background: Ashton is a skillful swordsman who is usually quite confident in his abilities, however his confidence shatters in a fateful battle with two dragons by the names of Gyoro & Ururun (Creepy & Weepy according to Second Evolution). After this incident he starts to lack faith in himself and tries to place the blame of an unsuccessful dragon slaying attempt onto others.
Personality: After the fateful event featuring Gyoro & Ururun Ashton’s perceived overconfidence is shattered, he becomes a very self doubtful man lacking confidence on most occasions. Ashton also has a rather awkward affect with barrels of all things.
Recruitment Info: Should you satisfy certain conditions throughout the story you will have Ashton join your group to undo the damage which he blames you for due to ‘interrupting’ his battle. If you recruit Ashton Opera & Ernest will consequently become unavailable for recruitment. He can be found in either Claude’s or Rena’s story.
Weight: 172 lbs
Birthday: December 30
Voice Actor (SS): Keiji Fujiwara (JP); Michael G. Davis (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Keiji Fujiwara (JP); Doug Erholtz (EN)
Background: Bowman is a Pharmacist in his local residence of Linga, while unqualified in his trade many refer to him as a professor. He is happily married and while seems very content with his lifestyle he also possesses an adventurous side.
Personality: Bowman has a lighter side to him, while he uses a quote such as "Looks like I’ll be popular with the ladies again" (Second Story) he is loyal to his wife and would not change that for anyone. He is a confident and somewhat content man who can see the lighter side of life.
Recruitment Info: During later stages of the game you will be able to recruit either he, or Precis depending on your actions upon your first visit at Linga. He can be recruited in both Claude & Rena’s story.
Weight: 110 lbs
Birthday: September 18
Voice Actor (SS): Saki Nakajima (JP); Kana Koinuma (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Saki Nakajima (JP); Allison Hollingshead (EN)
Background: Celine is a treasure hunter and possesses magical abilities known as "Heraldic enchantments". While she appears to be a beautiful and nice lady she can be very cunning when it comes to getting her own way, particularly when treasure is concerned.
Personality: Celine loves to indulge herself in makeup & jewelery, and on most occasions she is very easy to get along with. While single at current she is interested in finding a stronger handsome man whom can make her feel safe in the future.
Recruitment Info: Celine, while an optional character will appear rather early in the game in either story mode. A simple 'yes' or 'no' election as to whether you wish her to join will be available after a short compulsory task with her. Allowing her to join your party won't block any other potential recruitment's either.
Weight: 114 lbs
Birthday: October 22
Voice Actor (SS): Rumi Kasahara (JP); Jessica K. Heidt (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Fuyuka Ooura (JP); Julie Ann Taylor (EN)
Background: Chisato hails from Nede, and is a news reporter for the Nede Chronicle. She is a black belt in jujitsu and is also soundly proficient with various hand guns, although as a reporter does not use them often.
Personality: Chisato while skilled in many areas can be rather forgetful at times & quite oblivious to danger. While she is generally a rather polite girl she at times finds herself in the most awkward of positions due to lack of planning ahead.
Recruitment Info: Chisato is potentially recruit-able in both Claude & Rena’s stories providing you have room left in your party for further characters, as she is the last character you can potentially get to join you. Should you trigger a certain sequence of events helping her find her lost ID card she will then become available.
Weight: 180 lbs
Birthday: August 5
Voice Actor (SS): Tomokazu Sugita (JP); Erik Bergman (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Tomokazu Sugita (JP); Kyle Hebert (EN)
Background: Dias is an incredibly proficient swordsman, perhaps even the best in the land. He fights for a living and will take on almost any task for the challenge of his abilities.
Personality: Dias comes across as a cold hearted, emotionless man, and to an extent that’s correct. Yet despite his perceived over-confidence in his own abilities he lacks the confidence to protect others, due to blaming himself for his parents’ deaths some time ago.
Recruitment Info: Dias can only become playable as an automatic recruitment in Rena’s story, while he does makes appearances in Claude’s story he cannot be recruited under any circumstances.
Weight: 198 lbs
Birthday: August 31
Voice Actor (SS): Hiroki Touchi (JP); Phillip Mayall (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Hiroki Touchi (JP); Terrence Stone (EN)
Background: Ernest is a archaeology professor from the planet Tetragenesis, which is one of the most advanced civilizations in the universe. He has a considerably strong devotion to his job.
Personality: While having Opera around him at most times cares for his job even more then her, he is able to 'put up' with Opera at the least.
Recruitment Info: Ernest is only recruit-able under certain conditions during the game, such as you must have Opera in your party before reaching the Hoffman Ruins. He will be available under these conditions for both Claude & Rena’s story.
Leon D.S Geeste
Weight: 79 lbs
Birthday: November 25
Voice Actor (SS): Yumiko Kobayashi (JP); Grant Wachspress (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Yukimo Kobayashi (JP); Zack Goldman (EN)
Background: Leon, while at the young age of 12 is the Head of research at the Lacour Castle laboratory. For a man of his age and his knowledge he is nothing short of a genius. He is quite skilled in making all kinds of devices, including high powered weaponry.
Personality: Lean is a man with enormous intelligence and is typically also quite arrogant while in his comfort zone, although that changes dramatically when in foreign situations. He looks up to Claude somewhat like an older brother.
Recruitment Info: Leon will join your group automatically during both Claude & Rena's story, however he appears only as a temporary character in Rena's story
Weight: 162 lbs
Birthday: February 16
Voice Actor (SS): Takahiro Mizushima (JP); Jimmy Freeman (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Takahiro Mizushima (JP); Peter Doyle (EN)
Background: Noel hails from Nede and is a caretaker of the Synard preserve, where he is a biology professor. Noel is also in fact a former ally of the ten wise men. Noel now wishes to make amends for his relationship with them in the past.
Personality: He enjoys looking after animals, although he does not feel overly comfortable around fighting monsters. He comes across as a very laid back kind of guy.
Recruitment Info: Noel is one of the easier characters to recruit once dealt with during disk 2, he can potentially join on either Claude’s or Rena’s story. Basically it's whether you want him to or not, similar to the Celine situation.
Weight: 110 lbs
Birthday: August 24
Weapon: Ray Gun
Voice Actor (SS): Yuko Mizushima (JP); Marie Shell (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Atsuko Tanaka (JP); Nickie Kendall (EN)
Background: Like Ernest, Opera hails from Planet Tetragenesis. Opera hails from a wealthy and noble family.
Personality: Opera is borderline obsessive in her pursuit of following Ernest, she has a deep affection for him and follows him all over the galaxy.
Recruitment Info: Recruiting Opera can be achieved early in either Claude or Rena’s story providing certain Private Actions are met. You must get Opera to join your party if you with to later recruit Ernest, however should Opera join the party you will be unable to recruit Ashton.
Precis F. Neumann
Weight: 95 lbs
Birthday: February 29
Weapon: Mechanical devices
Voice Actor (SS): Rie Kugimiya (JP); Kana Koinuma (EN)
Voice Actor (SE): Rie Kugimiya (JP); Jhoanna Trias (EN)
Background: Precis is a young inventor who works in her fathers’ workshop at her hometown of Linga. While a near technological genius she at times struggles to control her creation called Bobot. (known as Robbie in Second Evolution)
Personality: Precis is a very perky girl who hasn’t got a lot of friends; she is often looking for new friends but struggles to find them with her odd interests for such a young age. Precis is easily attracted to the opposite sex and is an extremely friendly, yet a peculiar young girl.
Recruitment Info: Precis will be available for recruitment upon your first visit to Linga. You can have Precis join your party in either Claude or Rena’s story, however by doing so you will be unable to recruit Bowman.
Welch Vineyard [*New to Second Evolution*]
Weapon: Finger on a stick! (aka Pointer)
Voice Actor (SE): Tomoe Hanba (JP); Melissa Fahn (EN)
Background: This is Welch's third appearance in the series, the same girl who you contact during Till the End of Time for Item Creation matters - and the also found in Star Ocean: First Departure, much of her past however is unknown.
Personality: Welch is brash, confident and at times acts like she is from another planet (well she probably is). You'll at times catch her either asleep, or fantasizing about finding the man of her dreams who will sweep or off her feet.
Recruitment Info: She will literally drop in on your adventure if you perform a private action in Lacour not long after the Lacour Arms Tournament.
*The information used for the characters is typicaly based on Star Ocean: The Second Story, with some obvious exceptions, such as information regarding Welch. The images used are per the new artworks used in Star Ocean: Second Evolution.