Main article: Nina
ニーナ Niina (Nina)
BoFI NinaArtwork
Portrait BoFI NinaPortrait 1BoFI NinaPortrait 2
Sprite Ninafront NinaIbattle NinsIbird
Playable Character
Wing Clan
158 cm (5'2")
45 kg (99.2 lbs)

Nina is a playable character in the original Breath of Fire game. She is a member of the Wing Clan, and the princess and heir apparent of Wyndia. Near the end of the game, Nina acquires her Clan's innate ability to become the Great Bird, allowing her to transport the party to any place with a suitable landing spot.


Breath of Fire Edit

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Nina is first seen when Ryu visits Wyndia, concerned for her father, who refused to ally with the Dark Dragons' leader Zog and the Wizard of Karma and was poisoned by one of them as a result.

While Ryu sleeps the night, the player shifts control to Nina, who sets off to face the wizard of Karma in the hopes of retrieving the Remedy and saving her father's life. She is joined by two Wyndian soldiers (named Sr-1 and Sr-2), who reach the Wizard's experiment chamber but are weakened by his Xeon Gas, a special toxin engineered specifically to affect the Wing Clan.

One of the soldiers escapes and lives just long enough to deliver a message to Wyndia that the Princess has been captured by the Wizard of Karma. Ryu is quickly recruited to save her - not being of the Wing Clan, he is relatively unaffected by Xeon Gas - and is escorted to the tower by an older, veteran Wing Clan soldier, who waits on the roof as the escape route; he cannot proceed into the gas-filled experiment chamber and would be useless if he tried.

Defeating the Wizard, Ryu and the veteran soldier return to Wyndia with Nina and the Remedy, being granted an aerial salute by other Wing Clan soldiers. Healing the king, Ryu is permitted to use the tunnel under the castle to exit Wyndia to its east, with Nina insisting on accompanying him on his journey to stop Zog.

Much later in the game, when Nina attempts to insert the Time Key into a machine in Tock to save the people of Carmen, she is drawn into a time portal created by the key and sent an unknown number of years into the past in the musical kingdom of Tunlan. Suffering from amnesia, she is cared for by a couple until the party find her in a highly repressed state in the present. With the help of a mysterious cloaked man (in actuality Jade, Zog's treacherous and manipulative lieutenant), they restore her mental health and recruit her back into the party.

Now an adult, Nina changes from a red leotard to blue, and gains the ability to become the Great Bird, inherent to all adult members of the Wing Clan.

Nina seems to bicker a bit with Deis (Bleu in original translation), which may be due to their similar roles as 'pretty girl' spellcasters. Deis at this time was still shaking off a long hibernation and prone to casting half-remembered spells with disastrous consequences, and may have been feeling jealous.

At the end of the game, Nina is the last member of the party to leave Ryu, waving him goodbye as he leaves the castle.

Breath of Fire II Edit

Guardian (Nina I)

Nina I as the guardian of the SkyCave.

See also: Guardian (Boss)

As with every game in the series, Breath of Fire II features another Nina (hereafter called Nina II for distinction), generally similar in appearance to the original (Nina I) due to her blonde hair and the presence of wings.

Nina II attempts a ritual to obtain the power of the Great Bird that will allow her to fly at the cost of her human form. Venturing in the dungeon she finds the power's Guardian, who is none other than Nina I, the long ancestor to Nina II. Nina I reveals she fell in love with a man from another race which caused the bloodline to dilute, thus depriving its people of the ability to transform into birds naturally (strongly hinting the man in question to be Ryu himself). Nina I then dons an elaborate suit of pink armor and battles her as the final stage of Nina II's trial. When wearing her armor, Nina I's wings become much larger and nearly black, much like Nina II's.

Nina I congratulates Nina II's success on her trial and bestows upon her the MarkWing with which to perform the ritual to become a Great Bird. Nina I disappears but asks Nina II if she forgives her for falling in love with a person of another race. If Nina II replies negatively, Nina I will ask to not be so harsh on her hinting that Nina II has fallen for a non-Wyndian as well (Ryu II in this case). If Nina does forgive her, Nina I departs grateful.

Combat Edit

Wielding a rapier and wearing light armor, Nina's best stats are AP, Intelligence, and Agility, but she suffers from a very weak melee attack that quickly becomes near-useless, in addition to a fairy lousy defense.

Her EXP thresholds for leveling up are strange, as she only requires 260,000 EXP in total to reach level 46, but the total required EXP is drastically higher for level 47 than 46, requiring her to obtain a total of 773,000 EXP, and then she suddenly levels up at a similar rate to other characters for the remaining levels.

Her sole strength is in her magic, which is orientated almost entirely towards healing and stat buffing, and later including holy attacks. If Nina performs any of her spells, she will always move first in combat (except for Bo if he also casts Cura), making her a vital mainstay in any party configuration.

When she doesn't need to use a spell, Nina tends to do more damage utilizing an attack item such as the E.Key or using a weapon as an item, neither of which is consumed on use. Other characters could do this too, but the same item can only be used once per turn, and every other character has a better normal attack than Nina.

The best armor Nina can wear usually has additional effects to make up for her low defense, such as damage reflection or HP regeneration while walking. She is one of only two female characters (the other being Deis), and thus female-only equipment is often resigned for her.



Weapons Attack Weight Value Notes Locations
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifShortRP
5 1 400 Starting equipment for Nina
Shop in Romero
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifBronzRP
7 2 800 Shops in Winlan, Romero, Tantar
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifRapier
10 4 1500 Shop in Auria (1650)
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifLightRP
10 2 80 Flea market before getting the Sphere
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifIronRP
14 5 2000 Elemental: Holy Shop in Nanai before getting E.Key (1800)
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifPoisonRP
20 5 3000 Shops in Prima (3300), Tunlan (2700, 3300)
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifFlameRP
28 5 5000 Casts Fire Breath of Fire sprite.gifF.Ball when used
Elemental: Fire
Treasure chest in Winlan castle locked room
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifWingRP
34 2 7000 Shop in Gust
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifThundrRP
46 6 9000 Casts Lightning Breath of Fire sprite.gifFry when used
Elemental: Lightning
Flea market before getting the Sphere
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifEvilRP
55 7 20000 Shops in Prima, Tunlan (18000)
Flea market after getting the Sphere but before using the Tonic
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifLoyalRP
64 6 25000 Restores 3 AP when attacking Shop in Carmen
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifPowerRP
82 0 30000 Casts Up Breath of Fire sprite.gifAg-Up when used Flea market after using the Tonic
Shields Defense Weight Value Notes Locations
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeSH
2 1 150 Shop in Nanai before getting E.Key (135)
Treasure chest in Winlan castle
Starting equipment for Sr-1, Sr-2, Sr-3, Ox, Bleu
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifBandage
5 1 500 Treasure chest in Ramui Woods
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifGauntlet
8 1 800 Treasure chest in Camlon Castle
Shop in Tunlan (880)
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifWrist
10 2 700 Treasure chest in Lament Woods
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifBracelet
12 3 1200 Treasure chest in Agua
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifSkySH
15 1 300 Treasure chest in Lake Shrine
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifIcySH
30 5 4000 Reduces ice damage taken by 25% Shop in Prima (5200)
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifGuardSH
32 10 10000 Treasure chest in Tock
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifProSH
32 5 5000 Treasure chests in Wisdon (×2)
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifLightSH
36 10 4000 Reduces fire damage taken by 25% Shop in Prima (4400)
Treasure chest in Dreamland
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifMaskSH
65 8 20000 Reflects some magic damage Flea market after using the Tonic
Armor Defense Weight Value Notes Locations
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifCloth
1 1 10 Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (9)
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifDress
8 25 1000 Starting equipment for Nina
Shop in Tunlan (900)
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeGN
10 6 500 Shop in Winlan
Starting equipment for Sr-1, Sr-2, Sr-3, Karn
Treasure chest in Aura Cave
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifPrisonCL
10 2 10 Fate +20 Prison cell in Auria
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifSilkGN
15 4 2800 Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (2520), Romero
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifGown
18 1 2000 Shops in Romero, Tunlan (1800)
Starting equipment for Bleu
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifWoolRB
25 2 5000 Shops in Bleak, Prima
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeRB
35 2 6000 Shop in Prima (6600)
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifQuartzAR
50 9 10000 Reduces lightning damage taken by 25% Shop in Spring
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifMystRB
60 8 6000 Shop in Tunlan (5400)
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifLightCL
68 1 30000 Shop in Carmen
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifAngleAR
76 3 30000 Reflects some magic damage Flea market before using the Tonic
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifPowerAR
82 10 28000 Reflects some magic damage Treasure chest in Pagoda
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifEarthRB
88 8 1000 Restores HP when struck by magic Breakable slab west of Gust
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifEvilRB
90 1 9990 Reflects some magic damage Flea market after using the Tonic
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifAgileAR
92 0 10000 Treasure chest in Pagoda
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifClearCL
100 0 10000 Treasure chest in Bleak behind a heavy box
Helmets Defense Weight Value Notes Locations
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifTideHT
0 0 1111 Protects from instant death attacks Drawers in Prima inn
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifG.Tiara
2 5 20000 Treasure chests in Auria, Tock
Flea market after getting the Sphere
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifStrawHT
2 1 200 Starting equipment for Ryu
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifBandana
5 1 400 Shops in Tantar, Prima
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifNiceHT
6 3 600 Treasure chest in Ease Cave
Starting equipment for Karn
Shop in Prima
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeHT
6 3 200 Treasure chest in Winlan castle
Starting equipment for Sr-1, Sr-2, Sr-3, Bo
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifHairBand
8 2 1000 Treasure chest in Agua
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifTiara
10 2 1500 Shop in Auria (1650)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifTurban
11 1 2000 Treasure chests in Winlan castle locked room, Dark Tower
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifGoldHT
14 6 20000 Shop in Prima (26000)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifHeadGear
14 5 2800 Treasure chests in Krypt, Dreamland
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifChainHT
16 8 2500 Shop in Prima (2750)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifSkullHT
25 10 Doubles damage taken Treasure chests in Krypt (×2)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifEchoHT
28 3 2000 Reflects some magic damage Treasure chest in Hidden Fort
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifDomino
42 7 30000 Treasure chest in Pagoda
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifAgileHT
42 1 5500 Flea market after getting the Sphere but before using the Tonic
Treasure chest in Tock
Digging patch southeast of Scande
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifCursedHT
62 20 100 Treasure chest in Dreamland tower
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifLoveHT
64 10 100 Digging patch southeast of Scande


  • Nina's hobby is eating things.
  • After the time warp, Nina's sprites and party portrait change to show her new blue costume and headband, and her attack changes from a "teleport" downward stab to Nina enchanting her weapon and slashing with it.


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