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Basically, there's no choice but to go, right?
—Precis F. Neumann

Precis F. Neumann is the daughter of a machinery research/inventor in the town of Linga. She also has a knack for machinery. Her greatest invention to date is a robot she named Robbie that can transform and is effective in battle. She is very bright and free-spirited. Nothing really ever gets her down for long. She quickly develops a schoolgirl crush on Claude and is utterly clueless about Ashton's feelings toward her. She is a character from Star Ocean: The Second Story and its remake, Star Ocean: Second Evolution, who is later one of the main characters of Star Ocean: Blue Sphere.

Story

Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution

A young girl who loves sweets and inventions. Cheerful, energetic, and full of curiosity, she spends her days engrossed in inventions with her father, with Robbie #1 and Robbie #2 by her side. When Robbie went out of control, she came across Claude and the others who had arrived at Linga, and decided to join them on their journey.
—STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution Official Website.
Precis in Battle

Precis readies to attack.

She lives with her father, a top-class mechanical researcher, and loves inventing things. Traveling with her beloved robot, Robbie (Bobot), she joins Claude's merry band. She's bright, full of vitality, and hangs tough, but makes mistakes from time to time, too, giving her a quirky, yet lovable personality.

She uses her self-built robotic 'Puncher' in battle, backed up by her transforming robots, to engage in hand-to-hand and ranged combat.

Precis can be recruited in a PA in Linga after you enter the town for the first time. The exact location of the start of this PA depends on your main character. Claude's is in front of one of the buildings in the northern part of town while Rena's is in front of Precis' house.

Star Ocean: Blue Sphere

Ashton and Precis in Spaceship

Ashton and Precis on her spaceship.

Immediately after the initial storyline, Claude offers to take Precis to Earth with him, Rena, and Leon, so that she can continue her study of mechanics with more advanced technology. She agrees and goes along with them, and at first has a hard time adjusting to her new lifestyle. Eventually Precis' true genius shows through and she modifies her Robbie (Bobot) so that she can now ride him. Her modifications also enable him to hover and change shape. Precis even builds her own spaceship during this time. Her best friend's name is Christine

While working on Earth, she receives an SOS from Opera and Ernest, who crashed on the Planet Edifice. Precis immediately relays the signal to her other friends and recruits Leon to join her on her way to Expel to gather more of her friends. Once she has gathered many of her old friends, excluding Claude and Rena, who are busy on an Earth Federation mission, she heads off to Edifice, where her ship is pulled into the planet's atmosphere and crashes. Everyone is separated, so Precis goes in search of her friends, hoping Claude and Rena will rescue them all when they finish their mission.

Battle

Star Ocean: Second Evolution

Precis is a close range oriented character, whose weapon is a mechanical rocket-powered arm she has strapped to her backpack. Like Opera, her anti-air normal attack from afar is a ranged attack (her close range anti-air is less effective), althought not as useful. Her stats are below average compared to other fighters, although her AGI is quite high.

She can equip all of the normal fighter equipment, including some heavy armor. Much like Opera, with the Machinist talent, Precis can also create some Special Arts, as well some of her own equipment, such as the Neumann Boots.

Most of her Special Arts revolves using her mechanical arm, as well different technological gadgets, including Robbie. Among her notable Arts, there are Hole-y Mole-y, which teleports her to opponents, no matter where they are; Parabola Beam, which deals a good amount of hits, being useful to daze opponents; Frankenrobbie, which is a fast multi-hit attack useful to push opponents towards the limit of the stage; Forcefield, which acts both offensively and defensively; and Super Hologram, which is a less powerful version of Ashton's Sword Dance.

Parameters

Name Starting Gain
Level 15 NA
HP 950 NA
MP 100 NA
STR 60 2-3
CON 31 1-3
DEX 58 3-4
AGL 23 NA
INT 68 1-3
LUC 153 NA
STM 26 0
GUTS 32 0-1
SP 100 NA


Special Arts

Name MP Cost Attribute Damage Level Learned Rank Up Changes Base Effect
Rocket Punch 4 NA 100%/1 hit Default 120+ uses, 1 increase Damage +50% Short: 576, Long: 768 Fire a robotic fist at the enemy.
Jump 'N Thump 5 NA 150%/1 hit Default 140+ uses, 1 increase Damage +50% Short: None, Long: 896 Jump into the air and smash a heavy hammer into the enemy's head.
Hole-y Mole-y! 7 NA 100%/1 hit 17 100+ uses, 1 increase Extra hit, Better Daze chance None Enter the cockpit of a giant Robbie and drill into the ground, attacking the enemy from below.
Robbie Tossin' 8 NA 100%/1 hit 25 200+ uses, 1 increase Extra Hit Short: 512, Long: 576 Pull out Robbie I from the knapsack and hurl it at the enemy. Continued usage leads to Robbie II getting involved, too.
Parabola Beam 12 NA 50%/2 hits 38 80+ uses, 3 increases Extra hit Short: 400, Long: 768 Fire laser rings from the Parabola Antenna.
Hammer Slammer 15 NA 100%/1 hit 49 170+ uses, 3 increases Extra hit 32 Repeatedly and powerfully swing a hammer at the enemy.
Frankenrobbie 32 NA 75%/3 hits 57 180+ uses, 2 increases 2 Extra hits Short: 256, Long: 320 Enter the cockpit of a giant Robbie and charge at enemies, attacking them with rotating drill-arms.
Robbie's Superbeam 24 Light 150%/1 hit Item: Precis must create a Megalauncher through the Machinist specialty 120+ uses, 1 increase Damage +50% 896 Enter the cockpit of a giant Robbie and fire a thick laser beam.
Super Holograph 20 NA 100%/3 hits PA: Must complete PA Fun City06 (requires Ashton to know Sword Dance) 130+ uses, 1 increase Extra hit 400 Attack enemies with the special arts mastered by generations of Anchors, with some Neumann-esque modifications.
Forcefield 28 NA 150%/6 hits Item: Precis must create a Plasma Generator through the Machinist specialty 200+ uses, 1 increase Damage +50% 576 Enter the cockpit of a giant Robbie and produce a powerful forcefield that attacks enemies as it expands.


Star Ocean: Anamnesis

Precis f. neumann icon Precis SOA Attacker

Information Arms - Gacha Permanent - ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Talents
Expel's Invention Maiden Hit Count Timer +3 seconds (All Allies)
Bobot, Charge! ATK +25% when Hit Count is 100 or above
Overaction Crit Chance +30% when distance between target is Short (All Allies)
Scholarly Aspirations inherited from Father Reduce AP Consumption by 40% on Skill Chain 3 and above
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Bloody Mary Recover 15% of Max HP every 5 seconds (All Allies 20 seconds) ATK x 4,500% 16
Skills
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Hammer Slammer 22 ATK x 340% 6
Rocket Punch 18 ATK x 290% 1
Jump 'n' Thump 32 ATK x 430% 1
Barrier 29 ATK x 360% 10
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 15,645
ATK 2,573
INT 1,537
DEF 1,969
HIT 1,148
GRD 833



Christmas holy night precis icon Winter Precis SOA Healer

Information Staff - Gacha Limited - ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Talents
Anniversary Celebration II Heraldy Cast Time 60% Reduction (All Allies) / Hit Count Timer +2 seconds (All Allies)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star II Evasion AP Consumption -50% (All Allies) / Movement Speed +30% (All Allies)
A Christmas Miracle All Ally AP Recovery when using Offensive Heraldy (Self)
Trump Card Critical Rate and Critical Damage +20%/+30% when Hit Count is over 50/100 (All Allies)
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Magical Present (Light Element) Recover 15% of Max HP every 3 seconds (All Allies 20 seconds) / Critical Rate +30% (All Allies 20 seconds) INT x 3,000% 5
Skills
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Sacred Faerie Light 60 INT x 250% 1
Sacred Lancer (Light Element) 19 INT x 260% 8
Sacred Rings (Light Element) 22 INT x 280% 5
Prismatic Rays (Light Element) 33 INT x 880% 12
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 13,860
ATK 1,733
INT 2,494
DEF 1,365
HIT 1,057
GRD 1,141



Bridal precis f. neumann iconBride Precis SOA Shooter

Information Arms - Gacha Limited - ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Talents
Flower Fairy Critical Rate & Critical Damage +15% (All Allies) / Critical Nullification when Charge Assaulting (Self)
Perfect Makeup Critical Rate & Critical Damage +30%/+45% when Hit Count is 100/150 (All Allies)
Creator of Smiles Hit Count Timer +2 seconds (All Allies) / Movement Speed +30% (All Allies) / Will not flinch during attacks (Self) / Damage taken -30% (Self)
Brilliant Gerbera AP Consumption -20% when Hit Count is over 50 (Self) / AP Consumption -40% & ATK +20% when Hit Count is over 100 (Self)
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Happiness Charge Damage +70% (All Allies 20 seconds) ATK x 4,000% 9
Skills
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Hammer Slammer 18 ATK x 220% 6
Barrier 16 ATK x 200% 10
Jump 'n' Thump 29 ATK x 370% 1
Parabola Beam 36 ATK x 730% 10
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 14,070
ATK 2,468
INT 1,537
DEF 1,773
HIT 1,253
GRD 938



Mecha rider precis icon Operator Precis SOA Shooter

Information Arms - Gacha Limited- ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Talents
Machine of Confidence DMG +35%, 55% and 75% at 100 and 250 hitcount (All Allies)
Blue Metallic Shine Normal Attack AP Recovery +100% (All Allies) / Hitcount Timer Decay +1 second (All Allies) / AP Usage Reduced by 15% at long ranges (All Allies)
Human and Machine Unity Will not receive a Critical Hit during Charge Assaults (Self) / Will not flinch during Charge Assaults (Self) / Damage Taken -30% (Self)
Friend to all Machinery ATK, HP +20% (Self)
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Mujin-kun Super Beam ATK +80%, Recover 10% HP every 3 seconds (Self/20sec) ATK x 4,500% 10
Skills
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Hammer Slammer 21 ATK x 550% 6
Rocket Punch 19 ATK x 440% 1
Barrier 18 ATK x 420% 10
Mujin-kun Rocket 30 ATK x 770% 5
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 18,774
ATK 2,962
INT 1,537
DEF 1,575
HIT 1,253
GRD 938

Family Tree

Precis Tree

Trivia

  • If Precis is recruited, it becomes impossible to recruit Bowman Jeane.
  • Precis's favorite instrument is the Harmonica (shared with Bowman) and her favorite food is Chocolate Crepe.
  • Precis's extremely childish personality is often attributed to her birthday being on February 29th, meaning she only celebrates her birthday every four years. This implies that she technically acts like a four year old child.
  • One of Precis' special moves, "Super Hologram", requires a PA in Fun City with Ashton in the party to obtain. Ashton must know Sword Dance beforehand and have a significant amount of AR toward Precis and vice versa. This is the only PA in the game that gives you a Killer tech. It's also the only PA that is affected by 2 characters AR.
  • Though it is unclear if she uses it for her weapon or not, Precis has an old DualShock PlayStation controller in her character design for The Second Story. Likewise, in her character design for Second Evolution, she appears to be holding a silver PSP-3000.
  • In Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, the dictionary entry for Expel mentions a "Dr. Neuyman", so it is possible that it is referring to her or her father.
  • In Second Evolution, Precis can give Welch Vineyard her Mithril Fist tech in a PA in Armlock, provided Welch knows Iron Fist.
  • Precis is one of two characters who require the Machinery talent in order to get Special Arts, the other being Opera.
  • Precis is also one of three characters who have more than one victory animation after battle. The other two are Ashton and Leon.
  • In one of her endings, Precis is addressed as "Dr. Neumann". Due to this important quote and her engineering background - it is implied she received a Ph.D in Engineering during her three years on Earth, as well as winning the Ecclesia Prize for Engineering (believed to be the galactic equivalent of the Nobel Prize) -, it is possible she may be the same Dr. Neumann who later developed the Neumann Purifier.
  • Precis shares her English voice in the original Star Ocean 2 with Celine, while she shares her Star Ocean EX Japanese voice with Welch across all her appearances.
  • Area from the Street Fighter EX series is similar to Precis in many ways as both girls have fathers who loves inventions and using mechanical arm as their primary weapon. The difference between them are Area's mechanical arm Cancer is bionic while Precis' mechanical arm was strapped on her backpack.

Gallery

The Second Story/Second Evolution
Blue Sphere
Material Trader
Anamnesis