- Main article: Nina
ニーナ Niina (Nina)
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
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
- 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.
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.
|Level||Name||Flavor text||Effect||AP Cost|
|Default||Cura||Recover!||Restores 50 HP to one target||3|
Raises Defense for rest of battle
|Default||Heal||Be Well!||Removes all status ailments||5|
|6||LK-UP||Cheer Up!||(Battle only)|
Raises Luck for rest of battle
|7||ATK-UP||Power Up!||(Battle only)|
Raises Attack for rest of battle
|9||Cura2||Recover!||Restores 100 HP to one target||6|
Attempts to paralyze all enemies
|12||AG-UP||Agile Up!||(Battle only)|
Raises Agility for rest of battle
Teleport to any previously visited town that has a Dragon Shrine
|14||Zom1||Be Gone!||(Battle only)|
120 damage to undead monsters
|15||Cura3||Recover!||Restores 250 HP to one target||15|
|17||Renew||Revive!||Revive one dead ally with 1 HP||10|
|19||Idle||Slow Down||(Battle only)|
Attempts to slow one enemy
Reduces spell damage to target for rest of battle
|23||Cura4||Recover!||Restores all HP for one target||20|
|24||Zom2||Be Gone!||(Battle only)|
180 damage to undead
Raises entire party's Defense for rest of battle
|28||Hush||?||Stops magic attacks||8|
|30||Dispel||?||Void Enemies Magic||14|
|34||RenewX||Revive!||Revive a dead ally with full HP||30|
|37||CuraX||Recover!||Restore 250 HP to entire party||20|
The next enemy spell cast on target is reflected
|46||ZomX||Be Gone!||(Battle only)|
Damages all undead
|ShortRP||5||1||400||—||Starting equipment for Nina|
Shop in Romero
|BronzRP||7||2||800||—||Shops in Winlan, Romero, Tantar|
|Rapier||10||4||1500||—||Shop in Auria (1650)|
|LightRP||10||2||80||—||Flea market before getting the Sphere|
|IronRP||14||5||2000||Elemental: Holy||Shop in Nanai before getting E.Key (1800)|
|PoisonRP||20||5||3000||—||Shops in Prima (3300), Tunlan (2700, 3300)|
|FlameRP||28||5||5000||Casts F.Ball when used|
|Treasure chest in Winlan castle locked room|
|WingRP||34||2||7000||—||Shop in Gust|
|ThundrRP||46||6||9000||Casts Fry when used|
|Flea market before getting the Sphere|
|EvilRP||55||7||20000||—||Shops in Prima, Tunlan (18000)|
Flea market after getting the Sphere but before using the Tonic
|LoyalRP||64||6||25000||Restores 3 AP when attacking||Shop in Carmen|
|PowerRP||82||0||30000||Casts Ag-Up when used||Flea market after using the Tonic|
|SuedeSH||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
|Bandage||5||1||500||—||Treasure chest in Ramui Woods|
|Gauntlet||8||1||800||—||Treasure chest in Camlon Castle|
Shop in Tunlan (880)
|Wrist||10||2||700||—||Treasure chest in Lament Woods|
|Bracelet||12||3||1200||—||Treasure chest in Agua|
|SkySH||15||1||300||—||Treasure chest in Lake Shrine|
|IcySH||30||5||4000||Reduces ice damage taken by 25%||Shop in Prima (5200)|
|GuardSH||32||10||10000||—||Treasure chest in Tock|
|ProSH||32||5||5000||—||Treasure chests in Wisdon (×2)|
|LightSH||36||10||4000||Reduces fire damage taken by 25%||Shop in Prima (4400)|
Treasure chest in Dreamland
|MaskSH||65||8||20000||Reflects some magic damage||Flea market after using the Tonic|
|Cloth||1||1||10||—||Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (9)|
|Dress||8||25||1000||—||Starting equipment for Nina|
Shop in Tunlan (900)
|SuedeGN||10||6||500||—||Shop in Winlan|
Starting equipment for Sr-1, Sr-2, Sr-3, Karn
Treasure chest in Aura Cave
|PrisonCL||10||2||10||Fate +20||Prison cell in Auria|
|SilkGN||15||4||2800||—||Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (2520), Romero|
|Gown||18||1||2000||—||Shops in Romero, Tunlan (1800)|
Starting equipment for Bleu
|WoolRB||25||2||5000||—||Shops in Bleak, Prima|
|SuedeRB||35||2||6000||—||Shop in Prima (6600)|
|QuartzAR||50||9||10000||Reduces lightning damage taken by 25%||Shop in Spring|
|MystRB||60||8||6000||—||Shop in Tunlan (5400)|
|LightCL||68||1||30000||—||Shop in Carmen|
|AngleAR||76||3||30000||Reflects some magic damage||Flea market before using the Tonic|
|PowerAR||82||10||28000||Reflects some magic damage||Treasure chest in Pagoda|
|EarthRB||88||8||1000||Restores HP when struck by magic||Breakable slab west of Gust|
|EvilRB||90||1||9990||Reflects some magic damage||Flea market after using the Tonic|
|AgileAR||92||0||10000||—||Treasure chest in Pagoda|
|ClearCL||100||0||10000||—||Treasure chest in Bleak behind a heavy box|
|TideHT||0||0||1111||Protects from instant death attacks||Drawers in Prima inn|
|G.Tiara||2||5||20000||—||Treasure chests in Auria, Tock|
Flea market after getting the Sphere
|StrawHT||2||1||200||—||Starting equipment for Ryu|
|5||1||400||—||Shops in Tantar, Prima|
|NiceHT||6||3||600||—||Treasure chest in Ease Cave|
Starting equipment for Karn
Shop in Prima
|SuedeHT||6||3||200||—||Treasure chest in Winlan castle|
Starting equipment for Sr-1, Sr-2, Sr-3, Bo
|HairBand||8||2||1000||—||Treasure chest in Agua|
|Tiara||10||2||1500||—||Shop in Auria (1650)|
|Turban||11||1||2000||—||Treasure chests in Winlan castle locked room, Dark Tower|
|GoldHT||14||6||20000||—||Shop in Prima (26000)|
|HeadGear||14||5||2800||—||Treasure chests in Krypt, Dreamland|
|ChainHT||16||8||2500||—||Shop in Prima (2750)|
|SkullHT||25||10||—||Doubles damage taken||Treasure chests in Krypt (×2)|
|EchoHT||28||3||2000||Reflects some magic damage||Treasure chest in Hidden Fort|
|Domino||42||7||30000||—||Treasure chest in Pagoda|
|AgileHT||42||1||5500||—||Flea market after getting the Sphere but before using the Tonic|
Treasure chest in Tock
Digging patch southeast of Scande
|CursedHT||62||20||100||—||Treasure chest in Dreamland tower|
|LoveHT||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.
|Ryu · Nina · Bo · Karn · Gobi · Ox · Bleu · Mogu|
|King of Winlan · Princess of Tunlan · Tyr · Wizard of Karma · Zog · Jade · Cort · Mote · Cerl · Goda · Alan · Sara|
|Avian · Bain · Cerl · Cloud · EyeSpy · EyeSpy · Frog · G.Fly · General · Gremlin · Grimfowl · Jade · Knight · Morte · Mortea · Mote · Mothro · Myst · Octo · Pincher · Pog · SandWorm · Sara · SlimeX · Squid · Wisp · Wizard of Karma · Zog|
|Agua · Arad · Aura Cave · Auria · Bleak · Camlon · Carmen · Cort's Lab · Dark Dragon Port · Dark Tower · Drogen · Gant · Gramor · Gust · Karma · Krypt · Lament Woods · Nabal · Nanai · Obelisk · Prima · Romero · Scande · South Castle · Spring · Tantar · Tunlan · Tuntar · Winlan · Wisdon · Dreamland|
|Brood · Dirt-Eating Clan · Endless · Iron Ogre Clan · Human · Manillo · People of Tunlan · Sand Clan · Wing Clan · Wolba|
|Abilities · Weapons · Items|