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Primm
Primm SOM remake artwork.jpg
Secret of Mana HD artwork
Primm clay SOM artwork.jpg
Secret of Mana artwork
First appearance Secret of Mana (1993)
Latest appearance Echoes of Mana (2022)
Title(s) Girl
Sis (by Popoi)
Homeland Kingdom of Pandora
Role Protagonist
Gender Female
Relatives Elman (father)
Species Human
Status Alive
Voice actor(s) Jpn: Nozomi YamamotoSeoM HD/EoM
Eng: Lindsey Alena GreenSeoM HD
“My dad is infuriating! I'm in charge of my life, not him!”
Square Enix Official Website

Primm is one of the playable characters in Secret of Mana and a recurring character in the Mana series. Hailing from the Kingdom of Pandora, she is 17 years old, 5 ft. 4 in. tall, and weighs 104 lbs.

Background[edit]

Primm was born to a wealthy family in Pandora and lived a comfortable childhood. She lost her mother before the events of the game, making her father pushing her to accept an arranged marriage with a nobleman. Elman wanted Primm to be a traditional wife as her mother was to him, but his daughter has grown to prefer Dyluck, the dashing captain of the Pandoran army, instead. Additional dialogue in the HD remake implies that she greatly idolizes Dyluck to the point of an unhealthy obsession and infatuation with him, for instance memorizing and recalling every single detail of his personality and daily schedule.

History[edit]

Secret of Mana[edit]

“The daughter of a nobleman of the Kingdom of Pandora. Although she lost her mother at a young age, she has otherwise lived a trouble-free life. Her selfish and strong-willed personality helps her in domineering her companions.”
Secret of Mana iOS Official Website
“A young noblewoman from the Kingdom of Pandora. She rebels against her father's plan to arrange her mariage. After saving Randi from an ambush, she accompanies him on his journey to restore the power of Mana. Primm is also on her own quest to save her beloved Dyluck.”
Secret of Mana HD Official Website

Primm can be encountered in two ways by Randi at the beginning of the game. If the boy speaks to Dyluck and/or his soldiers near the Water Palace, she can rescue him while he is kidnapped by the Goblins before heading back to Pandora. If Randi doesn't interact with the troops, then the Goblin Camp scene will not occur and Primm won't be recruitable once he visits Pandora castle. If she is recruited earlier and Randi attempts to explore Gaia's Navel before encountering the stone statue in the Haunted Forest, Primm will leave and will not be recruited until she is trapped in the Haunted Forest.

The young lady joins Randi either way since she heard that her fiance Dyluck has been sent to hunt the Witch in the Haunted Forest, as she is suspected to drain Pandora people of their energy. Primm fears that Dyluck might be in danger going into this mission. Her suspicions are revealed true when the party discover the young captain being teleported to the southern ruins per Thanatos's request. His rescue must wait, however, as the party receive a telepathic message telling them to come back to the Water Temple. There, they rescue Undine the water Elemental, granting Primm and Popoi magical powers.

After visitng the Underground Palace, Primm come across her childhood friend Pamaela seemlingly afflicted by Thanatos's curse. She tries to reason her, but her friend eerily walks off toward the ruins. Inside, the party discover a large altar on which both Dyluck and Pamaela sits on top with the mysterious sorcerer Thanatos. The heroes fall into his trap and are left to fend off against the evil mechanism responsible from draining the people's life energy. As they as victorious, both of Primm's significant friends are nowhere to be found.

Those two are only encountered again later at Northtown Ruins. Here a still possessed Pamaela boldly declares to Primm that she and Dyluck are getting married. Primm retaliates in her distress by hitting her friend to the head, her ending up being taken to a local doctor by Krissie. Deep within the ruins, the girl discovers Dyluck standing on a similar altar like the one from Pandora. As she rushes to him, he drains her energy and teleports her away, revealing he is still mind-controlled. Randi hits the captain, the latter coming to his senses. He then pleads the Randi and Popoi to rescue her from the backroom, where Thanatos holds her body hostage. While the evil sorcerer starts feasting on her soul, Dyluck sends his own life force to interfere with his schemes and revive Primm. Annoyed by their meddling, Thanatos retreats before leaving the party for Vampire to nibble on.

A while later after the Mana Fortress awakening by Thanatos, Primm briefly rejoins with Pamaela in the Mana Palace whose finally regain consciousness. Her friend expresses regret from acting that way before and confides in Primm that she was jealous of her relationship with Dyluck.

Dyluck is finally found deep within the Mana Fortress under Thanatos' spell yet again. The evil sorcerer reveals that his own body has reached its limit and needs another worthy vessel to house his spirit. As he couldn't take a normal human because his earthly envelope would tear apart, he went on a search for a human born in the shadow of darkness every few decades. It happens that Dyluck's body is one of them and is capable of augmenting his powers beyond comprehension. While the young soldier's powers were sealed as a child, he is no more than a puppet to Thanatos now and will be housing his evil soul and using the Mana Fortress to rule the world. The magic knight is suddently growing weaker by the minute and must now inhabit his new vessel before collapsing. Primm then lunges towards Dyluck as a way to prevent his possession going further attacking the evildoer in the process. The latter's body vanishes almost instantly but unfortunately, Thanatos's soul has become one with the major's body. Gloating about his newfound vessel, the possessed Dyluck tries to further his modus operandi, but suddently finds himself unable to do anything. An otherworldly but familiar voice resonates across the room, telling Primm to listen to it as it is Dyluck's spirit. His echo says that he cannot speak for too long since Thanatos's energy is too strong, but he knows a way to defeat the sorcerer. He reveals to the party that Thanatos was once an ancient sorcerer who sold his soul to Mavola in exchange for eternal life. While his spirit became eternal, his body slowly decayed and he must periodically find a new suitable host to possess. With each new body, his spirit grows ever darker as it feeds on hatred and destruction. Dyluck's spirit then apologizes to Primm, as he cannot join her in the mortal realm anymore and entrust Randi to take care of her. As he finishes his speech, Dyluck uses his last bit of strength to destroy his body, leaving Thanatos without a host and revealing his true face. Desperate to find an new host, the dark entity heads for the heroes in vain as he is eventually defeated.

Primm is seen assisting Randi alongside Popoi in reviving the Mana Sword's true power to defeat the Mana Beast during the very end of the game. After their triumph, they briefly mourn the passing of their sprite friend since Mana power has completely disappeared from this world. She is then seen leaving Randi for her hometown.

Circle of Mana[edit]

Primm makes a cameo appearance alongside many other characters from the Mana series.
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Rise of Mana[edit]

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Primm appears as a recruitable Monster Pet in Rise of Mana.
SR+ Awakening Primm icon ROM sprite.jpg

Echoes of Mana[edit]

Primm (Strong and Sweet)
“A young noblewoman from the Kingdom of Pandora. Primm rebels against her father and decides to accompany Randi on his journey to restore Mana to the world. Primm is also on her own quest to save her beloved Dyluck.”
Square Enix Official Website

Primm is a character and drawable unit. She currently has three known variants.

See also: Primm (Lovely Rowdy Lass)
See also: Primm (Strong and Sweet)
See also: Primm (Taking Charge)


General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Primm is a white teenage girl with blue eyes and long blonde hair tied in a high ponytail. Her headdress is a small green crown with gold trim. She wears bright pink harem pants with a corset of the same color decorated with gold chains and turquoise jewels. He right angle sports a gold bracelet, accentuating her curled up indigo high heels.

Personality[edit]

Primm is depicted as strong-willed and opinionated in pretty much every interaction. She intensely cares for Dyluck and is seen to go above and beyond to save the one she loves. She also displays selfish tendencies as she almosts coerce Randi into joining her into saving her fiance and become upset to the point of leaving him should he decides to go to Gaia's Navel first.

In the 3D remake, many Inn cutscenes makes Primm and Popoi argue over who's in charge or menial details, to the point of completely ignoring a sheepish Randi.

Profile and statistics[edit]

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.

Initial stats[edit]

  • Level - 1


  • EXP - 0


  • For next level: - 16


  • HP - 45
  • MP - 8
  • Strength - 10
  • Agility - 10
  • Constitution - 12
  • Intelligence - 7
  • Wisdom - 15


  • Attack - 12
  • Hit % - 77
  • Defense - 16
  • Evade % - 2
  • Magic Def - 15
  • Level - 1


  • EXP - 0


  • Next level in: - 16


  • HP - 45
  • MP - 8
  • Strength - 10
  • Agility - 10
  • Constitution - 12
  • Intelligence - 7
  • Wisdom - 15


  • Attack - 12
  • Hit - 77%
  • Defense - 16
  • Evade - 39%
  • Magic Defense - 17

Magic[edit]

Primm icon SOM sprite.pngPrimm's Magic
Spell Effect Description MP cost
Undine icon SOM sprite.pngUndine
Ice Saber SOM animation.gif
Ice Saber
Weapons gain the power of water! Gathering the power of cold air, turning enemies into snowmen a certain number of times. 2
Remedy SOM animation.gif
Remedy
Recovers status. The holy power of water is harnessed, curing an ally of all status aliments. 1
Cure Water SOM animation.gif
Cure Water
Recovers HP. Holy water pours down from overhead and heals the HP of allies. 2
Gnome icon SOM sprite.pngGnome
Stone Saber SOM animation.gif
Stone Saber
Weapons gain the power to petrify. Weapons are enchanted with the power of stone for a limited time, petrifying enemies on touch. 4
Speed Up SOM animation.gif
Speed Up
Raises evade % and speeds attack. The power of earth increases speed for a limited time. 3
Defender SOM animation.gif
Defender
Raises defense/decreases damage. Ally gains the power of solid rock, boosting its defense for a period of time. 2
Sylphid icon SOM sprite.pngSylphid
Thunder Saber SOM animation.gif
Thunder Saber
Weapons gain the power of wind! Weapons gain the power of lightning for a certain amount of time. 3
Balloon SOM animation.gif
Balloon
Lowers wisdom/confuses enemies. Changes the air composition around an enemy, leaving it in a state of confusion. 2
Analyzer SOM animation.gif
Analyzer
Detects traps/enemy's weak point. Searching magic makes the party see enemy's HP and individual values. 1
Salamando icon SOM sprite.pngSalamando
Flame Saber SOM animation.gif
Flame Saber
Weapons gain the power of fire! Borrows a certain number of fire magic to a weapon for a certain number of times. 2
Fire Bouquet SOM animation.gif
Fire Bouquet
Scalds enemy/lowers battle power. Fire surrounds and burns the enemy, reducing its attack power. 3
Blaze Wall SOM animation.gif
Blaze Wall
A wall of fire engulfs the enemies. Magic that surrounds the enemy with a pillar of fire and turns him into a fire dharma. 4
Lumina icon SOM sprite.pngLumina
Light Saber SOM animation.gif
Light Saber
Weapons gain the power of light! Weapon gains the light attribute a certain amount of times. 5
Lucent Beam SOM animation.gif
Lucent Beam
Evil foe hit with pure light. Holy beam of light reduces evil enemies to ashes. 8
Lucid Barrier SOM animation.gif
Lucid Barrier
Protection from weapon attacks. A dome of light covers the body and prevents all weapon attacks. 4
Luna icon SOM sprite.pngLuna
Moon Saber SOM animation.gif
Moon Saber
Weapons gain the power to take HP! Mysterious power of the Moon absorbs HP from a weapon for a certain period of time. 3
Moon Energy SOM animation.gif
Moon Energy
Raises critical hit %. Stimulate the cardinal points, reducing the enemy the evasion rate. 2
Lunar Boost SOM animation.gif
Lunar Boost
Raises battle power. Moon magic that passes your power gauge to the other party. 2
Dryad icon SOM sprite.pngDryad
Revivifier SOM animation.gif
Revivifier
Sends the reaper running. Using wood magic's life force, resilience, and healing powers to ward off the reaper. 10
Wall SOM animation.gif
Wall
Makes a barrier to ward off magic. Wood magic to repel the spells of the enemy. 6
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Mana Magic
Awakens the Mana Sword's full power. This magic spell is shrouded in mystery except for the fact that it is related to the Mana Sword. 1

Equipment[edit]

Headgear[edit]

Torso gear[edit]

Accessories[edit]

Non-Mana appearances[edit]

Brave Frontier[edit]

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Primm appears as a 4★ and 5★ unit in Brave Frontier.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit]

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Primm appears in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius as a rare summon.

Heavenstrike Rivals[edit]

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Primm appears in Heavenstrike Rivals as a special collab with Secret of Mana.

Last Cloudia[edit]

Last Cloudia Primm.jpg

Primm appears in Last Cloudia as a special collab with Collection of Mana.

Merc Storia[edit]

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Primm appears as a water unit in Merc Storia.

Spelunker Z[edit]

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Primm appears in Spelunker Z.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Primm.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
  • 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]

References[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プリム
Purimu
Purim, Primm
Spanish Prim (Remake) Prim
French Fille (SNES)
Prim (Remake)
Girl
Prim
German Mädchen (SNES)
Prim (Remake)
Girl
Prim