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ボノ Bono
Sprite Jono Sprite

Jono is a non-playable character who appears in Breath of Fire III. He is the elder of the Dragon Clan and resides underground in Dragnier.

Role in Breath of Fire III[]

Jono is the elder of the village of Dragnier where the last remaining of the Brood reside. He is the only member of the community not to have given up his dragon powers to the goddess. Seeking information about the Brood's genocide at the hands of Myria, Ryu is sent to meet the elder. He tells Ryu, Garr, and Nina about the history of the Brood, and that, while Myria is right to be wary of the power of the Brood, she's also wrong in her teachings. After giving Ryu and Garr a history lesson, and getting a kiss from Nina, Jono tells Ryu he holds the true power of the Brood, where it can't be detected because of the barrier in the room. This barrier also prevents use of Brood powers. Strangely enough, this doesn't seem to apply to himself as he transforms into a mighty dragon. One theory is that the Infinity Gene, which he contains, may be powerful enough to override the barrier's power, while at the same time still allowing the barrier to hide the gene's existence from Myria or the Guardians.

Jono tells Ryu that he must defeat him to prove he is capable of holding such power. Jono explains that the room he inhabits. When Jono is defeated, he leaves behind the Infinity gene, the source of Ryu's Kaiser state.


Jono is shown to serious-minded, yet still possessing sense of humor, as he will crack a joke from time to time. However, he can also be insulted, and Garr unwittingly does so by referring him as "elder" multiple times. Jono retorts that Garr is the same age as him and refuses to directly speak to him afterward. However, Jono doesn't mind being called "grandpa", as Nina called him that and he laughed about it. He does seem to have a fondness for pretty girls, as he responds very well to Nina but only so-so to Momo, preferring a kiss from the former instead of the latter. Jono's preference for Nina over Momo may reflect that the attraction between the Brood and Wing Clan is not limited to just the Ryu's and Nina's in the series.


Main article: Elder

Jono is fought as a boss, transformed into a mighty dragon. While a formidable opponent, due to old age and a bad back, Jono will lose one out of every three turns in battle.


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