|Appearance||Tales of Legendia|
Nerifes (滄我 Souga?, "Ocean's Ego"), known in ancient tongue as Nelfes (ネルフェス Nerufesu?), is the will of the sea, as portrayed in Tales of Legendia, usually acting through a proxy called the Merines, who, during the course of the story, is revealed to be Shirley Fennes. An unnamed previous Merines is also mentioned, though never seen.
Nerifes is portrayed as a divine entity, in that, the Light element is referenced as Sea in Tales of Legendia. There are two entities on Shining Blue called "Nerifes"; one that which leads the Ferines, the will of the great ocean, and the other, smaller Nerifes within the hull of the Legacy called the Quiet Lands. To differentiate the two, they are first referenced as the Raging Nerifes (猛りの滄我 Takeri no Souga?) and the Quiet Nerifes (静の滄我 Shizuka no Souga?) respectively by Will Raynard. After the calming of the Raging Nerifes, it is renamed as the Great Nerifes (大いなる滄我 Ooinaru Souga?).
- Norma Beatty first nicknamed the Quiet Nerifes "Nessy" (滄我ちん?), and the Raging Nerifes "Nelly" (滄我くん?).