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Hugh Thompson
Hugh art1
Game: Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures
Phantasy Star Generation 2
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Hometown: Unknown

Hugh Thompson (Japanese: ヒューイ・リーン, "Huey Reane") is one of the playable characters in Phantasy Star 2. He joins the party as its fifth member after the investigation of the Biosystems Lab.

Personality

Hugh is kind-hearted, level-headed, intelligent, reasonable, practical, and sometimes driven. He is rather a pacifist who values life and prefers peace instead of fighting, but when push comes to shove, he will fight to protect those who are defenseless, including the less-harmful biomonsters. Years of studying has not only given Hugh an excellent intellect, but also makes him a reliable team member to Rolf when it comes to dealing with biomonsters and the aspects of life. However, Hugh eventually learns that nothing lasts forever and that everything has an end at a certain point. Nevertheless, Hugh treasures all that has value and life.

Story

Since his days as a youth, Hugh has been highly intrigued by plant and animal life, especially biomonsters. During his early days, he was a Motavia University student and employee, where he continuously studied those related subjects, as well as their medical aspects. After graduating from the university, Hugh became a leading biologist, specializing on plants and biomonsters.

After hearing about Rolf's mission regarding the massive biomonster outbreak, he joined him and his friends in his quest, and served as the biological expert of the team. During the adventure, Hugh eventually learns that all things must pass away and that they each have an end, as seen at the end of the game where he told the earthmen that they have shown him the errors of continuing existence.

Abilities

Hugh is not particularly strong as a fighter, but his techniques are very effective against biomonsters, making him a capable technique user. He is also similar in effect to Kain: both can use certain type of techniques that are effective against certain type of enemies, and both can use the same type of weapons.

Stats

Max HP
140
282
Max TP
90
168
Agility
58
113
Luck
118
241
Dexterity
84
163
Attack
64
129
Defense
59
117

Hugh gains above average TP and luck, making him good at using techniques and avoiding enemy special attacks. However, his agility and defense are almost as low as Amy's, making him slow and unable to take physical attacks well.

If the player were the make him more valuable later on in the game, they would have to continue to improve him during the fighting mode.

Other Appearances

Phantasy Star II

Phantasy Star II gamebook

Phantasy Star II Adventure Book

Of the three adventure titles published by Futabasha for the Phantasy Star original classics, one of them was a choose your own adventure story about Phantasy Star II. Featured on the cover is Rolf and his party in slightly modified costumes.

Depending on the reader's choices, the ending and situations Hugh finds himself in could change drastically from the events of the video game. The game books were only published in Japan.

Gallery

Phantasy Star II
Playable Characters Rolf - Nei - Rudolph Steiner - Amy Sage - Hugh Thompson - Anna Zirski - Josh Kain - Shir Gold
Antagonists Neifirst - Army Eye - Dark Force - Mother Brain
Planets Mota - Dezo
Locations Paseo - Arima - Oputa - Zema - Kueri - Piata - Zosa - Aukba - Ryuon - Esper Mansion
Dungeons Shure - Tower of Nido - Biosystems Lab - Roron - Uzo Island - Climatrol - Control Tower
Red Dam - Yellow Dam - Blue Dam - Green Dam - Gaira - Skure - Crevice - Menobe - Guaron - Ikuto - Naval - Noah

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