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Primm or Purim (プリム Purimu) is one of the playable characters in Secret of Mana and comes from the kingdom of Pandora. She is 17 years old, 5 ft. 4 in. tall, and weighs 104 lbs.

Appearance[]

Primm is a young pointy eared girl with long blonde hair tied into a ponytail with green accessory and blue eyes. She has earrings, a sleeveless pink outfit with pink wristbands and purple shoes and her right ankle has a anklet.

Personality[]

Story[]

Primm meets Randi briefly when he is ambushed by Goblins and saves him from being eaten. After they escape, she admits that she mistook him for someone else and disappears, only to appear again soon afterward. The location in which she reappears varies depending on the player's actions, but she is necessary to complete the Witch's Castle. She joins the party in either Pandora (after a scene where she fights with her father Elman) or the Haunted Forest (after the player rescues her from two monsters).

Primm is in love with a Pandorian warrior named Dyluck who was ordered by the King of Pandora to apprehend the powerful witch Elinee. Angry with the King for sending her lover on a suicide mission and furious with her father for setting her up an arranged marriage, she rebels, leaves the castle, and joins Randi on his quest, hoping to save Dyluck.

Gameplay[]

Primm's default weapon is the glove. She is a typical support character, casting mainly defensive and healing spells while her combat ability ranks about average. She has the most balanced stats of the three characters, being more durable than Popoi but not as physically powerful as Randi. Her magic is largely defensive and healing in nature with the exceptions of Salamando and Lumina, who feature offensive magic.

Notes[]

It is possible to bypass the Goblin attack event and not meet Primm until the player arrives at Pandora. There, the scene at the castle will play out differently as Primm will push Randi aside and the player can meet Primm in her house.

Trivia[]

  • Marle from Chrono Trigger strongly resembles Primm in overall design, as both were actually one in the beginning in the time of the SNES-CD Project. With the failure of the SNES-CD, the originally intended Chrono Trigger needed to be scrapped leaving only the maps and locales which were reused for Secret of Mana. The unused ideas and planned content were reused in Chrono Trigger though apparently in a completely different direction.
  • Primm having pointy ears similar to the inhabitants of Zeal while Marle has round ears may indicate that the character that Marle and Primm were based on was Princess Schala Zeal when she was thrown forward through time like her brother Janus (with the only difference being having been drained of magic till she went blond).
  • Unlike Popoi, Primm can level her magic in towns due to not having to target an enemy, but the learning rate is reduced by half to offset this advantage.
  • She, Randi, and Popoi were also in Heavenstrike Rivals[1] and Spelunker Z.[2]

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Heroes
Randi · Primm · Popoi
Mana Spirits
Undine · Gnome · Jinn · Salamander · Shade · Wisp · Luna · Dryad
Villains
Vandole Empire
Emperor Vandole · Thanatos · Fanha · Geshtar · Sheex
Others
Elinee · Scorpion Army
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Cannon Brothers · Dyluck · Elliott · Elman · Flammie · Gemma · Sage Joch · Karon · Krissie · Luka · Mara · Admiral Meria · Commander Morie · Neko · Pecard · Phanna · Rudolph · Santa Claus · Sergo · Serin · Timothy · King Truffle · Watts
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Boss List
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Items
Item List
Candy · Chocolate · Royal Jam · Faerie Walnut · Medical Herb · Cup of Wishes · Magic Rope · Flammie Drum · Moogle Belt · Midge Mallet · Barrel
Equipment
Armor List
Headgear
Bandana · Hair Ribbon · Rabite Cap · Head Gear · Quill Cap · Steel Cap · Golden Tiara · Raccoon Cap · Quilted Hood · Tiger Cap · Circlet · Unicorn Helm · Dragon Helm · Duck Helm · Needle Helm · Cockatrice Cap · Amulet Helm · Griffin Helm · Faerie Crown
Body Armor
Overalls · Fung Fu Suit · Minor Robe · Chain Vest · Spiky Suit · Kung Fu Dress · Fancy Overalls · Chest Guard · Golden Vest · Ruby Vest · Tiger Suit · Tiger Two-Piece · Magical Armor · Flower Suit · Battle Suit · Vestguard · Vampire Cape · Power Suit · Faerie Cloak
Accessories
Wristband · Elbow Pad · Power Vambrace · Wolf's Band · Silver Band · Golem Ring · Ivy Amulket · Gold Bracelet · Lazuli Vambrace · Guardian Ring · Vambrace · Dragon Coil · Watcher Ring · Imp's Ring · Faerie's Ring
Weapon List
Swords
Rusty Sword · Cutlass · Herald Sword · Claymore · Excalibur · Masamune · Gigas Sword · Dragon Buster · Mana Sword
Spears
Spear · Heavy Spear · Sprite's Poleaxe · Partisan · Halberd · Oceanid Spear · Gigas Land · Dragon Lance · Daedalus Lance
Axes
Watt's Axe · Lode Axe · Stout Axe · Battle Axe · Pyrite Axe · Were-Buster · Great Axe · Gigas Axe · Doom Axe
Whips
Leather Whip · Black Whip · Backhand Whip · Chain Flail · Silver Flail · Morning Star · Hammer Flail · Nimbus Chain · Gigas Flail
Boomerangs
Boomerang · Chakram · Lode Boomerang · Rising Run · Titan Boomerang · Cobra Shuttle · Frizbar · Shuriken · Ninja's Trump
Gloves
Spike Knuckles · Power Glove · Moogle Claw · Chakra Hand · Heavy Glove · Hyper-Wrist · Griffin Claws · Drgon Claws · Aura Glove
Bows
Chobin's Bow · Iron Bow · Long Bow · Great Crossbow · Silver Bow · Elfin Bow · Wing Bow · Doom Bow · Garuda Buster
Javelins
Pole Dart · Javelin · Light Trident · Trident · Silver Pilum · Imp's Fork · Elf's Harpoon · Dragon Dart · Valkyrian
Spells
Undine's Spells
Freeze · Acid Storm · HP Absorb · Cure Water · Remedy · Ice Saber
Gnome's Spells
Gem Missile · Earth Slide · Slow Down · Defender · Speed Up · Stone Saber
Sylphid's Spells
Air Blast · Thunderbolt · Silence · Analyzer · Balloon · Thunder Saber
Salamando's Spells
Fireball · Lava Wave · Exploder · Flame Saber · Fire Bouquet · Blaze Wall
Shade's Spells
Dark Force · Evil Gate · Dispel Magic
Shade's Spells
Lucid Barrier · Light Saber · Lucent Beam
Luna's Spells
Lunar Magic · Change Form · MP Absorb · Moon Energy · Lunar Boost · Moon Saber
Dryad's Spells
Burst · Sleep Flower · Wall · Revivifier · Mana Magic
Locations
The Empire · Ice Country (Crystal Forest - Frozen Forest - Santa's House - Tropics) · Kakkara (Kakkara Desert - Sandship) · Lighthouse Isle · Lofty Mountains · Lost Continent · Turtle Shell Isle · Upper Land (Forest of Seasons - Great Forest)
Settlements
Dwarf Village · Gold City · Kakkara · Kippo Village · Mandala (Mandala Temple) · Matango (Fung Castle) · Moogle Village · Northtown · Pandora (Pandora Castle) · Potos Village · Southtown · Sprite Village · Tasnica · Todo Village
Mana Palaces
Fire Palace · Light Palace · Moon Palace · Palace of Darkness · Tree Palace · Underground Palace · Water Palace · Wind Palace
Dungeons
Cave of the White Dragon · Gaia's Navel · Gold Tower · Grand Palace · Haunted Forest · Ice Palace · Imperial Palace · Joch's Cave · Mana Fortress · Northtown Ruins · Pandora Ruins · Pure Land · Scorpion Army ship · Sewers · Undine's Cave · Witch's Castle
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Game Mechanics & Script
Version Differences · Unused Content · Secret of Mana Trophies
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