|Games||NiGHTS into Dreams...|
|Voice Actor||Lynn Harris|
Claris Sinclair is a young teenager whose favorite hobby is singing. She is one of two dreamers that possesses the red Ideya of courage in NiGHTS into Dreams, thus allowing her to venture through Nightopia to help NiGHTS defeat Wizeman the Wicked and overcome her stage fright.
Claris auditioned for the first general invitation of the headlining musical made for Twin Seeds centennial commemoration celebrations. She had passed a brilliant primary examination. The second audition came that day. Claris was completely spun by the width of the stage and the force of the hot spotlight in which she stood for the first time. Her knees began to wobble, her throat became dry, her voice becoming husky. In fact the spotlight was so bright it had become impossible to see the very judges watching her. Although she would have to wait until the evening for the audition results poor Claris had already lost all self belief and hope completely. She felt that she had lost her dream.
"It’s not for me, something just wasn’t there…" She murmurs into a deep sleep from the tiredness of daytime. Trying to forget the importance of what she had wanted so much. However, it became obvious it mattered a lot in her subconscious and soon her fears were being played out at the hands of the evil spirits of Nightmare, pouncing mercilessly full of sin on even the good heart of Claris. The intense spotlight burned down strongly making her suddenly aware of all her physical flaws and her inexperience. Claris devoid of any hope in her voice, runs from the stage trying to find an escape from her tormentors. Finding a wonderful shrine she soon discovers the creature NiGHTS who is being held captive within.
Today is Claris' chance to show her family she has stage talent. The stagelight flares on, and her heart starts racing. The directors are out there, watching. Claris approaches the microphone, but something's not right. A small voice inside tells her that everyone will laugh. A few seconds pass, and the voice grows louder. No longer able to bear it, Claris runs off the stage.
A 15-year old girl who lives in the suburb of Twin Seeds city. Since Claris was born and grew up in an artist's home, being creatively gifted was something expected of her. Continuously looking up at her dream of standing on a stage in a musical, it has always been her childhood ambition. However, Claris always stood in the shadows of other spoiled children, far too shy to prove herself on stage. Although one day her big chance to fulfill her dream became more than a dream...
After selecting Claris, she'll fall into her selected world where she'll be attacked by nightmaren minions who'll take all her Ideya away except the red Ideya of courage. In order to process further in the game, you should merge with NiGHTS by walking up to the Ideya Palace NiGHTS is stuck in.
However, if you chose to, you can complete the level without NiGHTS at all, unlike in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. This opens up possible level exploring that is otherwise not available as NiGHTS, such as special chips platforms in Mystic Forest or the bouncy ground in Soft Museum. However, should you stay out too long, an Alarm Egg will be sent out after you, so be careful to avoid it or it'll be Night Over for Claris.
In Claris last dream, she falls down onto a cloud that floats around the Twin Seeds Tower. NiGHTS can be seen flailing for attention but if you try to help NiGHTS then Wizeman will send a powerful wave, sending Claris flying off into the sky. She'll land onto a broken floating piece of asphalt and from here she jumps off the side into the city lights below. Claris overcomes her fears and shoots back up with her red Ideya following her, enabling her to rescue NiGHTS. The only difference is that there is no Alarm Egg and if you run out of time before collecting Claris' Ideya and freeing NiGHTS, then it is instant Night Over.
Although her debut was on the Sega Saturn, Claris also appears as an unlockable character in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. However, she has no separate story.
- In Japan, Claris is listed as 15 years old. However, in all other regions of the world, she is listed as 14 years old. The reason for the difference is unknown.
- Claris was voiced by Lynn Harris, who was also the voice of Amy Rose in Sonic CD and Sarah Bryant in Virtua Fighters 1 and 2.