Characters / Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter

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Ryu (1/8192)

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi

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  • Audience Surrogate: Per Word of Capcom in interviews with the producers.
  • Battle Aura: His D-Dash summons a fiery red one that knocks back enemies.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening Nina really sets him off.
  • Deadly Upgrade: While drawing on Odjn's power lets Ryu kill enemies quickly, if his counter maxes out, he will get a Non-Standard Game Over.
  • Hellish Pupils: When drawing on Odjn's power his irises turn red and his pupils become vertical slits.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: The only weapon able to be equipped to him are longswords and katanas.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Maxing out the D-Counter at any point except at the end results in a Non-Standard Game Over.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ryu dies killing Chetyre, but gets better thanks to Odjn.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Gets one courtesy of Bosch early in the game. It triggers his One-Winged Angel.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: When using D-Breath, he fires a beam of red energy from his palms.
  • One-Winged Angel: A rare heroic example. After Bosch stabs him in the neck, Ryu transforms into his dragon form for the first time. He can transform at will in any subsequent battle, but doing so will quickly max out the D-Counter if the player isn't careful.
  • Power Limiter: The counter serves as a counter for how long he has to live before Odjn's power overwhelms him. Using his dragon abilities causes it to go up quite rapidly.
    • Almighty Janitor: His D-Ratio is 1/8192 but he ends up beating people with D-Ratios over 1/64.
  • Ranger: Is a low-ranking member of the Sheldar Rangers.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Specifically, warning of imminent burnination.
  • Tron Lines: When transforming, his body turns black and becomes covered in glowing red lines.
  • You Are Number 6: The D-Ratios are legally part of names in Sheldar.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Technically, even this Ryu has blue hair. It's very dark (almost blue-black), however.

Nina

Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami

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  • Barefoot Poverty: Nina (viewed as an object by the corporation) is dressed only in 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: She used to be able to speak until the surgeries performed on her removed that ability.
  • Living MacGuffin: Was created to be a prototype living air filter, and the people who experimented on her want her back, as does Trinity.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a young girl in a white dress with very potent magical abilities.
  • 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.

Lin

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe

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  • The Cameo: Appears as a card in the Heroes and Heralds mode of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Cat Girl: Quite possibly the only one in the entire franchise who is not a tiger-girl, in fact.
  • The Gunslinger: She fights using a pistol.
  • Lady of War: Lin is stoic and calm in the face of adversity, balancing out Ryu's hotheaded determination, but is no less a warrior.
  • La Résistance: Is a member of Trinity.
  • Team Dad: Lin keeps Ryu's temper in check and cautions him against making rash decisions.
  • You Are Number 6: Subverted. She was stripped of her D-Ratio when becoming a fugitive.

     Non-Playable Characters 

Odjn

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka

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Bosch (1/64)

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito

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  • 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 and kills their boss.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is this to Ryu, coming from a rich family with a high D-Ratio whereas Ryu has a rock-bottom D-Ratio. However, both are swordsmen and even wind up bonded to rival dragons.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: Half Bosch's face when he has the Terminator-esque grafting of Chetyre's arm, 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.
  • Mercy Kill: Silently pleads for Ryu to give him this after being defeated for the final time, presumably because he can feel Chetyre beginning to take over his body. Ryu grants his wish, but Chetyre ends up bursting out of his corpse anyway.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: After he bonds with Chetyre, ditching his shirt helped us see that half his body is fused with the beast.
  • 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: Bosch's sanity takes a hit when Ryu transforms into a monster and kicks his ass after getting stabbed in the throat, and just gets worse as the game goes on.
  • 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 front of his eyes. Even after he replaces almost half his body with a D-Construct, he still can't keep up with Ryu.
  • Tron Lines: The D-Construct is covered in blue lines.
  • 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.

Elyon

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito

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Cupid

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe


Vexacion

  • Knight Templar: He trains Bosch literally from toddlerhood in gladiatorial 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: He is Bosch's father.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Along with practically all of the other Regents, he is ancient.

Zeno (1/128)


Hortensia

  • Eyes Always Shut: She opens them very occasionally. This seems to invoke a Blind Seer archetype given her precognitive abilities but it's not made clear whether she's actually blind or not.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Elegant, regal, composed, and sporting a revealing dress that shows her underwear.
  • Petting Zoo People: She has fox ears. Concept art shows she was going to have a tail too, like Lin, but her final design doesn't have one.
  • Psychic Powers: Is skilled with magic, being able to repel Ryu and co. with the power of her mind during battle, and can see the future.

Jezuit

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito


Deamoned

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: An interesting subversion in Deamoned's case. It's implied he was the original leader of the Regents... Until an Odjn-possessed Elyon kicked his ass and took his eye.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He lost his eye hundreds of years ago.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's almost 1000.
  • Scars Are Forever: He lost his left eye to an Odjn-ridden Elyon. He was so impressed by this that he stuck around.

Mebeth

  • 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: It's revealed he is this 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.

Chetyre

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