The Captain is the character controlled by the player and the main protagonist of Star Ocean: Anamnesis.

The Captain, whose name is chosen by the player, is a silent character that represents the player or in other words the player themselves are the Captain. They are the Captain of the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F. When exploring deep space, the captain and their crew is ambushed by pirates. While the crew gets away through escape pods, the captain and their companion AI robot Coro, stay within the ship and remain as the only ones left. The captain activates the ship's hyperspace drive, however the warp fails and they are sent to a region of space outside the federation's borders.

They decide to investigate a seemingly barren planet, when they find a women being chased by a monster. The woman, whose name is Evelysse, uses symbology magic which allows her to summon warriors from throughout time. Together with Evelysse, the captain sets a course for Earth in order to return home.