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Ilia Kenny (née Silvestri) is one of the main characters of the first Star Ocean, as well as its remake, Star Ocean: First Departure.

Personality

As head science officer on the Calnus, Ilia is highly intelligent. She has a playful side to her as well, as noted by her passion for alcoholic beverages. She is also noted to have romantic feelings for Ronyx J. Kenny and is sometimes prone to jealousy when she suspects him of paying attention to other women.

Story

Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey/First Departure

Ilia is the head Science officer on the Earth Federation Starship Calnus. Her captain is Ronyx J. Kenny. She was involved in the Roak incident which the game is based on. She appears with Ronyx on Mount Metox, while the Kratus trio are trying to find a herb to save the Coule citizens. They take the three aboard on the Calnus with them, and they attempt to save Dorne, but they fail and he is petrified. She is the third to enter the Time Gate, as she tripped and fell and Roddick caught her. They land near ancient Kratus, and journey to reunite with Millie and Ronyx. They recruit warriors to their cause, and she is often jealous of Mavelle Froesson. When the party defeats Asmodeus, she helps Ronyx round up the party. If the player activates numerous private actions, an ending will play out when the two return to the Calnus and Ronyx proposes to her. Throughout the game, she has drinking contests with either Ashlay or Cyuss.

In the Welch ending of First Departure, it is heavily hinted that Ilia married Ronyx and had a son, Claude C. Kenny, who is the protagonist of the sequel, Star Ocean: Second Evolution.

At some point after the events of Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey/First Departure, Ilia reports her official discovery of symbology, referring to the academic field as "symbometrics."

In Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, she is referred to as "Ilia Kenny," proving that she did, indeed, marry Ronyx J. Kenny after the events of Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey/First Departure.

Equipment

Ilia is proficient in the usage of claws and martial arts fighting. She also wears kung-fu gear as armor.

Abilities

Name MP Cost Level/SFT Learned
Palm of Destruction 4 9
Meteor Palm 6 13
Explosive Kick 6 17
Avenging Fist 6 25
Bluewyrm Strike 16 (Palm of Destruction + Four Beasts SFT)
Tiger Claw 18 (Avenging Fist + Four Beasts SFT)
Tortoise Smash 16 (Explosive Kick + Four Beasts SFT)
Phoenix Blast 22 (Meteor Palm + Four Beasts SFT)
Divine Strike 50 (Any Four Beasts skill + Bagua SFT)
Divine Wrath 50 (Divine Strike + Divine Fury SFT)

Family Tree

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Trivia

  • Ilia is one of two characters whose favorite food (in her case, Crazy Cow) requires a character age 20 or older to make (the other being Cyuss).
  • In First Departure, Illia's field sprites and animations are based off Bowman's from Second History/Evolution. This is mostly noticeable in her walking animation.
  • After battle, Ilia has a habit of rating the party's performance on a scale of one to ten. Claude also has this habit, further supporting the theory that he is her son.
    • Another fact is that Claude has many of her moves, including Palm of Destruction.
      • Claude also mentions that his mother is a science officer, which is what Illia is.
  • There are some discrepancies between the date of the events of First Departure and Claude's listed date of birth; essentially Ilia had to have been pregnant during the final dungeons of the game due to the time skip.
  • Due to her love for alcoholic drinks, fans sometimes speculate her as a semi-alcoholic or that she's very good at holding her liquor.
    • Emmerson T. Kenny, from Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, shares Ilia's love of alcohol.
  • Depending on how high her Affection rating is for Roddick by the end of the game, she hints that she may have harbored some feelings for him before parting with Ronyx.
  • Ilia is credited as discovering symbometrics, the mother discipline to heraldry, runology, symbology, and signeturgy.


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