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"None of us are gods, after all. We can only do so much."
—Ronyx J. Kenny
Ronyx J. Kenny is one of the main characters of the first Star Ocean and its remake, Star Ocean: First Departure, and reappears in Star Ocean: The Second Story and its remake, Star Ocean: Second Evolution, as the father of the main character Claude C. Kenny, and Star Ocean: Anamnesis.

Physical Appearance

Ronyx is a dark haired young man in Star Ocean, while in the second episode he is older and has a beard. His outfit changed in Star Ocean: The Second Story to reflect his Admiral post.

Story

Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey/First Departure

Ronyx was the captain of the Earth Federation Starship Calnus, and was a Captain in the Federation until the Roak incident, which propelled him to the status of Admiral. He and Ilia Silvestri were sent to Roak to attempt to help them, and ended up bringing Millie, Roddick and Dorne onto the Calnus with them. They attempt to save Dorne of his disease, but they fail and he is petrified. He is the first to enter the Time Gate, landing somewhere near Van or Autanim with Millie. Due to leaving his weapon behind, he resorts to using a bow and arrow. Though he is shy to admit how Millie taugh him symbology, it is simply believed that she had to give him the symbology tattoo, and being a man of the military, was reluctant to show. He and Millie eventually encounter Mavelle Froesson, and travel with her. Ronyx always tries to talk her out of revenge, and even follow her to ensure her safety. Their close friendship often makes Ilia very jealous. After all of the party members defeat Asmodeus, he learns of Jie Revorse's possible plots, so he and Ilia round the group back up again. If the player activated enough private actions, a hidden ending will play out between him and Ilia, proposing to her.

In Between

Ronyx EX

Ronyx just prior to arriving at Milokeenia

It is speculated that Ronyx had a relationship with Ilia Silvestri and had a son, Claude C. Kenny. When Claude was a child they got a dog with a big fluffy tail which reminded Ronyx of his old friend Roddick Farrence so he christened the dog 'Roddick' after his former adventuring companion. The dog died after being hit by a car on Earth.

Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution

"I've turned my back on a billion people... and my own son."
—Ronyx blames himself after Expel's destruction by Energy Nede.
Admiral Ronyx

An older Ronyx

Ronyx spends much of the story looking for Claude after being separated, until the Calnus detects Claude's distress signal and approaches Planet Expel. Later, Gabriel shows off his power by destroying the Calnus with an antimatter cannon, and Ronyx, along with his entire crew, is killed. Due to a private action in Arlia, Claude claims that when Ronyx had bought a dog, he had named it Roddick due to its tail, and his belief that Fellpool tails were like monkey's. He often made Claude uncomfortable as a child, believing that he must fill Ronyx's big footsteps in life.

Equipment

Ronyx has Symbological tattoos somewhere on his body that he got during the incident on Roak to make him more effective in battle, and generally prefers a crossbow or phase gun in battle. Interestingly enough, Ronyx is also the only mage in Star Ocean with Dark-elemental spells in his arsenal (in addition to having the standard Fire, Wind, Earth, and Light-elemental spells).

However, unlike the other spell casters in the game, all of his weapons use do not grant him any magic bonuses, meaning his damage output tends to be lower than the rest of the mages.

Abilities

Star Ocean: First Departure

Name MP Cost Level/Item Learned
Glaive 2 Default
Fire Bolt 2 Default
Thunder Bolt 2 Default
Wounds 2 Default
Shadow Bolt 5 Default
Laser Beams 4 Default
Black Saber 10 Default
Eruption 16 Default
Crushing Earth 12 Default
Thunder Storm 14 Default
Light Cross 10 Default
Thunder Cloud 24 34
Star Flare 26 36
Shadow Flare 31 38
Stone Rain 46 46
Explode 48 48
Dark Sphere 64 48
Ravenous Fiend 19 (Item, Space-Time Laboratory)
Demon's Gate 37 (Item, Revorse Tower 1F)
Meteor Swarm 70 (Item, Revorse Tower 2F)

Family Tree

Claude Tree

Gallery

Trivia

  • Ronyx, along with Welch Vineyard, is the only main character to have appeared in more than one of the main episodes of Star Ocean.
  • Ronyx is curious about the texture of Fellpools tails, often making comments that he'd like to touch Roddick's tail.
  • During a Private Action in Silvalant, where Millie tells Roddick to ask the party members if they like dogs or cats, Ronyx states he likes dogs due their loyalty.
    • He will also state that he should get a dog when he gets back home, foreshadowing Claude's dog, in Second History/Evolution.
      • Claude's dog is named Roddick as a homage to his Roakian friend.
  • Ronyx and Claude are heavily implied to be descendants of the fourth game's Stephen D. Kenny.
  • It is heavily implied in the game that Ilia becomes his wife and later, mother to Claude Kenny, the main protagonist of Star Ocean: The Second Evolution.
  • In Star Ocean, Ronyx had another wife that died of an illness before the events of the game. He wished that symbology was on Earth, so that his wife could be cured, but realized that that would be impossible.
  • He shares his Japanese voice actor, Kenji Hamada, with Crowe Almedio from the fourth game.


First Departure Logo
Translations - Artists - Voice Actors
Characters
Playable Characters Roddick Farrence - Millie Chliette - Dorne Murtough - Ronyx J. Kenny - Ilia Silvestri - Cyuss Warren - Ashlay Bernbeldt - Phia Melle - Ioshua Jerand - Mavelle Froesson - Pericci - T’nique Arcana - Erys Jerand - Welch Vineyard
Non-Playable Characters Martoth Chliette - Velkhent Pirates - Lias Warren - The Runes - King of Van - King of Silvalant - King of Astral - King of Muah - Crimson Shield - Asmodeus - Yvena - Jie Revorse
Planets
Ise - Earth - Styx - Roak - Fargett - Lezonia
Races
Fellpool - Earthling - Highlander - Featherfolk - Lesser Fellpool - Lycanthrope - Muah - Creator - Rune - Celestial Being - Demon - Demonoid - Fargettian - Lezonian - Superhuman - Tria
Terms
Eye of Truth - Time Gate - Terran Alliance - UP3 - Tatroi Arena - Emblems - Ocarina - Demon World
Gameplay
Item Creation (Specialty - Super Specialty - Talents) - Private Action (AR) - Guard - Special Arts (SFT) - Symbology
Music
Perfect Sound Collection - Star Ocean Soundtrack - Star Ocean: First Departure Original Soundtrack

"Heart" - "For Achieve" - "Dancin' Sword" - "Tense Atmosphere"

Archives
Enemies - Items - Locations - Skills - Sound Collection
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Translations - Artists - Voice Actors
Characters
Playable Characters Claude C. Kenny - Rena Lanford - Celine Jules - Dias Flac - Ashton Anchors - Precis F. Neumann - Opera Vectra - Bowman Jeane - Leon D.S. Gehste - Ernest Raviede - Noel Chandler - Chisato Madison - Welch Vineyard
Non-Playable Characters Ronyx J. Kenny - Westa - Allen - King of Krosse - Florith - Philia - King of Lacuer - Cynne - Nall - Lavarre - Mariana - Rhima - Mirage
Ten Wise Men Gabriel - Lucifer - Haniel - Michael - Raphael - Camael - Zadkiel - Metatron - Jophiel - Zaphkiel
Planets
Earth - Expel - Energy Nede - Milokeenia - Tetragenesis
Races
Earthling - Expellian - Fellpool - Nedian - Tetrageniot - Celestial Being - Tria
Terms
Quadratic Sphere - Lacuer Armory Contest - Psynard - Lacuer Hope - Energy Stone - Four Fields - Symbol of Annihilation
Gameplay
Item Creation (Specialty - Super Specialty - Talents) - Private Action (AR) - Guard - Special Arts (Proficiency) - Symbology (Spell Combination)
Music
The Second Story OST - Arrange Album - Fantasy Megamix - Second Evolution OST - Second Evolution Arrange Album

"Start" - "Stab the Sword of Justice" - "Dynamite" - "Mighty Blow" - "Shiver" - "Theme of Rena" - "KaMiKaZe" - "Integral Body and Imperfect Soul"

Archives
Enemies - Items - Locations - Sound Collection
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Translations - Artists - Voice Actors
Characters
Anamnesis Ivilish - Sidonius
First Departure Roddick Farrence - Millie Chliette - Ronyx J. Kenny - Ilia Silvestri - Phia Melle - Mavelle Froesson
Second Evolution Claude C. Kenny - Rena Lanford - Celine Jules - Dias Flac - Ashton Anchors - Michael
Till the End of Time Fayt Leingod - Sophia Esteed - Cliff Fittir - Maria Traydor - Nel Zelpher - Albel Nox - Clair Lasbard - Farleen - Tynave
The Last Hope Edge Maverick - Reimi Saionji - Faize Sheifa Beleth - Lymle Lemuri Phi - Meracle Chamlotte - Myuria Tionysus - Sarah Jerand - Eleyna Farrence - Milla Bachtein - Amina - Stephen D. Kenny - Deputy Director Shimada
Integrity and Faithlessness Fidel Camuze - Miki Sauvester - Victor Oakville - Fiore Brunelli - Emmerson T. Kenny - Anne Patriceani - Relia - Welch Vineyard - Ted - Hana - Gunter - Raffine - Pavines - Tiffan Delacroix - Daril Camuze
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth Valkyrie - Silmeria Valkyrie
Resonance of Fate Leanne
Planets
V-Group 2 Sub-Group 1 Content
Sub-Group 2 Content
Races
V-Group 2 Sub-Group 1 Content
Sub-Group 2 Content
Terms
V-Group 2 Sub-Group 1 Content
Sub-Group 2 Content

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