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Characters: Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter

Ryu (1/8192)

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi


Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami

  • Barefoot Poverty: Nina (viewed as an object by the corporation) is dressed only by a tattered white smock, and barefoot. (Her default armor is "slaveclothes.")
  • Body Horror: Genetically modified to be an air purifier.
  • Cute Mute: But in a particularly disturbing fashion.
  • Heroic Mime
  • Living MacGuffin: Was created to be a prototype living air filter, and the people who experimented on her want her back, as does Trinity.
  • People Jars: Nina is actually a prototype—at one point, Lin discovers a room full of headless Nina clones in jars.
    • Being headless wasn't the only thing biologically wrong about those, either.
  • Winged Humanoid: A bit of a subversion to the usual Breath of Fire Nina Trope. Her "wings" are in fact genetically engineered air filters—basically modified gills or book-lungs.


Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe


Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka

  • Bilingual Bonus/You Are Number Six: His name is Russian for "one".
  • Body Horror: What his contracts tend to inflict on the Chosen. Odjn himself happens to be a rotting corpse crucified against a wall.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He was pinned to that wall due to Elyon's rejecting their link, and he is pissed.
  • Gentle Giant: Particularly compared to Chetyre and Dva, who are both complete basket cases. He calls Ryu his "little friend" and breaks their link after the sky is finally opened.
  • Grand Theft Me: A game over by maxing Ryu's D-Ratio will show Odjn bursting out of his body.
  • Non-Human Undead: Of the Dracolich variety.
  • Red Baron: "The Thousand-Year Destroyer".

Bosch (1/64)

Voiced by: Kentarō Itō

  • Body Horror: He grafts a D-Construct to his left arm in order to amplify his power.
  • Break the Haughty: He becomes increasingly psychotic after Dragon!Ryu tears him a new one.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: Half Bosch's face when he has the Terminator-esque grafting of Chetyre, and completely when he eventually reaches a Half-Human Hybrid state proper.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Gives one to Ryu early in the game, and gets one himself from Chetyre at the end of the game.
  • Laughing Mad: He goes completely insane by the game's conclusion.
  • One-Winged Angel: Bonding to Chetyre gives him the same powers Ryu has.
  • Ranger: Was a member of the Sheldar Rangers.
  • The Rival: Plays this role initially, though he makes a We Can Rule Together offer at the beginning of the game. This transitions into...
  • Royal Rapier: His weapon of choice.
  • Sanity Slippage: Big time.
  • Trauma Conga Line: During his We Can Rule Together speech, Bosch outlines his plans for the future to Ryu. Then Lin blows up the train they're on, he's told to destroy the cargo they were transporting at all costs, gets his butt kicked by Ryu's dragon form, and watches his boss get killed in from of his eyes. Even after he replaces almost half his body with a D-Consturct he still can't keep up with Ryu.
  • Tron Lines: The D-Construct.
  • We Can Rule Together: Makes the offer to Ryu early in the game, but seeing how he stabbed Ryu in the throat when they next met, the offer was retracted.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: He wants his father to acknowledge him.


Voiced by: Kentarō Itō

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Elyon became head of what would become the Regents by kicking Deamoned's ass when he was still a Chosen of Odjn.
  • The Chessmaster: Almost everything in Sheldar ultimately boils down to The Plan of some sort by Elyon. The entire establishment of the D-Ratio system and the Regents, the plan to have Ryu become a Chosen of Odjn, and the backup plan of the People Jars full of headless Nina clones...
  • Deadly Upgrade: Linking with a D-Construct is pretty much inevitably fatal. Even the ultimately rejected link with Odjn is slowly killing Elyon. The scene revealing this even has half of Elyon's face show Glowing Eyelights of Undeath.
  • Expy: According to an interview, he is a different take on Fou-lu from the previous installment (specifically, a Fou-lu expy who was not a God Emperor).
  • Killed Off for Real: By Bosch in a hidden cutscene.
  • Me's a Crowd: summons two clones of himself in his Boss Battle.
  • My Greatest Failure: Elyon is ultimately rejected by Odjn when he refuses to open the sky—fearing it was not his decision and fearing he would be placing all of Sheldar at risk.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A permanent stigmata from where he was a Chosen.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Well, closer to a thousand.


Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe


  • Knight Templar: He trains Bosch literally from toddlerhood in gladiatoral combat—because he feels it's a necessity to protect Sheldar from rogue Genics, including and especially the D-Constructs. It's also very strongly implied that he killed everyone who bonded with a D-Construct from the time Elyon bonded (and was rejected) by Odjn up to when Ryu became a Chosen.
  • Last Disc Skill: One of Ryu's best level 3 skills, Terabreak, is stolen from him.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Bosch's father.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Along with practically all of the other Regents.

Zeno (1/128)



Voiced by: Kentarō Itō



  • La Résistance: Is the leader of the official resistance to the government.
  • Really 700 Years Old: And now we really want to know what sort of life-extension technology the Regents have...
  • The Dragon: To Elyon, of all people. It's strongly implied that Trinity is in fact a faux La Résistance designed to allow Sheldar's inhabitants to rebel without threatening the Regents (and Elyon's plan).


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