- "You just have to believe what you feel in your heart. Let's choose to believe."
Sophia Esteed is one of the main characters of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. She's a childhood friend of Fayt Leingod. She is a 17 year old Earthling, born on the orbital colony Moonbase, and then moved to Earth. She is a fairly odd girl, at least for the time and age she lives in (S.D. 772), for she enjoys cooking, cleaning, and basic things traditionally considered "feminine".
Because she is such close friends with Fayt and his parents, as well as her and Fayt's parents working together, she is considered a member of the family and refers to Fayt's father and mother as "Uncle Robert" and "Aunty Ryoko". It is of interest to note that in several official sources, she is hinted to be Fayt's potential 'sweetheart' and several private actions within the game reinforce said implications of underlying romance between the two, although oddly enough, their couple ending contains no such hints. Two noteworthy examples are presented on Hyda IV and in Castle Aquaria near the end of the journey.
- "Sophia Esteed is Fayt's childhood friend and perhaps even his sweetheart. Her father is a close friend and research partner of Fayt's parents and, as a result, the two families have spent a lot of time together. Sophia has an ongoing interest in the history of Symbology, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone to learn how talented she is at it."
- —Official Strategy Guide.
Sophia is caught up in the attack on Hyda IV with Fayt. She escapes with Fayt, but they are soon split up by different escape pods. It is then discovered she was captured by the Vendeeni, being a key part in ultimately luring Fayt into the open. Fortunately, the Vendeeni attempt doesn't succeed, it being thwarted at the Kirlsa Training Facility. After being rescued she joins the party on their trip to Moonbase, where, Sophia learns that she, too, was experimented on by Dr. Leingod and Dr. Esteed as a child and given the power of Connection. Sophia uses this power on Styx to allow the party to enter the 4D Space.
BattleEditSophia is by far the most skilled in Symbology and has the most MP out of every other character and the least HP as well . She does have a weak staff attack if combat at close range is required, but few special moves to complement it. Sophia learns the most Symbology out of every character and is the most versatile Symbology user of the party; being proficient on attack, support, and healing symbols, which is probably an effect from her "Connection" gene. However, she has a slow casting time.
|Skill Name||Level Acq||HP/MP Useage||Fury%||CP|
|Fire Bolt||5||10 / 124 MP||20/42||2|
|Ice Needles||10||10 / 124 MP||20/42||2|
|Acid Rain||12||15 MP||20||-|
|Lightning Blast||15||10 / 124 MP||20/42||3|
|Earth Glaive||19||10 / 124 MP||20/42||3|
|Cure Condition||20||15 MP||20||-|
|Power Up||21||30 MP||20||-|
|Efreet||25||35 / 199 MP||30/60||5|
|Thunder Flare||30||40 / 199 MP||30/60||4|
|Faerie Light||33||40 MP||20||-|
|Deep Freeze||35||80 / 250 MP||30/60||6|
|Dark Sphere||40||200 / 380 MP||40/72||-|
|Stone Rain||45||80 / 250 MP||40/72||5|
|Explosion||50||300 / 680 MP||40/72||7|
|Laser Beams||54||150 / 300 MP||40/72||7|
|Angel Feather||57||30 MP||20||-|
300 / 720 MP
|Southern Cross||Has to be found in the Sphere 211 106th level||120 MP||30||6|
Has to be found in the Maze of Tribulations B1F
|Gremlins||Has to be found in the Sphere 211 209th level||50 MP||30||6|
Has to be found in the Sphere 211 210th level
"Sophia" means "wisdom" in Greek.