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Nina
ニーナ Niina
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Type
Playable Character
Home
Wyndia
Occupation
Princess
Height
158.1 cm (5'2")
(Adolescent)
132 (Child)
Weight
39.8 kg (87.7 lbs)
(Adolescent)
27 (Child)
Personal Action
Chrysm Wand
Weapon
Staves
I II III IV V VI
Main article: Nina
"Even as a child, Nina, princess of Wyndia, must shoulder many responsibilities. Her fondness for Ryu and her need to be liked for who-not what-she is motivates her to join Ryu's adventure. Nina's many powerful magical spells and high AP may make her a shoo-in for a constant party member. Her magical abilities may not make up for her low HP and defense stats; nevertheless, it's a good idea to build up her stats as much as possible early in the game."
— Prima strategy guide description
"Nina is the princess of Wyndia, but she is getting tired of the royal lifestyle and being controlled by her parents. At the beginning of her travels with Ryu, she is a bit helpless in the face of danger and thinks of Ryu as her hero, because he's always saving her from dilemmas. Nina has little to say in the area of HP and physical strength, but she naturally learns the most powerful attack spells of anyone in your party and learns a few handy assist spells also."
— Bio

Nina is a character in Breath of Fire III. She is the princess of Wyndia, daughter to the King and Queen Sheila, and a member of the Wing Clan. Like the Nina (Breath of Fire II) of the previous game, she is an offensive magic caster.

Appearance and Personality[]

As a child, Nina is about the same height as Ryu. Unlike Breath of Fire II's Nina, she lacks wings as a child. She has blonde hair and aqua blue eyes. Her hair is longer as a child, tied up in a flowing ponytail with a blue ribbon. Her outfit consists of a reddish-orange long, puffy dress with a white apron-like front with raised frills around her shoulders, a large bow tied around her waist and behind her back, a bluish broach, long white gloves and brown boots. Notably she lacks wings at this time. As an adolescent, her hair is now shorter and spikes out more with a red headband. She wears a red one-piece minidress with puffy shoulders that stops above her thighs but just below her bum, a blue broach and red knee-high boots. She now has two somewhat short bluish-white fan-like wings with two long ribbon-like feathers at the bottom, somewhat resembling a faerie. Both versions wield a wand that has wing-like structures under a blue gem at the top.

As a child, Nina is a bit naïve and trusting, as she believed Bailo's and Sunder's lies when they tricked her to release them. However, she is still very intelligent, as she managed to trick the brothers into letting them join the Contest of Champions, and she does acknowledge when she's made a mistake. She is also very determined, never letting any problem stop her, something that further evolved as she became an adult. She strongly believes in her friends and is very loyal to them, even more so than she is to her family, as she ran away from the kingdom three times in favor of supporting her friends, even challenging her mother at one point. She does, however, love her family regardless, but she stands by her friends more due to the stronger connection she has with them.

The most notable trait Nina possesses is her undying faith, loyalty and belief in Ryu. She will always support him, even in the darkest of hours, and will do whatever she can to help him. Numerous times she states that Ryu "isn't a bad dragon", showing how much she believes in him. She sees him as her hero. Nina isn't the slightest bit afraid of his Brood powers, no matter how dangerous they are, especially since he tends to use them to protect her, something Garr noticed and mentioned during the trip. Nina always backs up Ryu, even if it means going against her own family, and stands by his side with steadfast loyalty, willing to go to any dangerous place if it means helping him. It's hinted that she fell in love with Ryu, the most notable moment is when the gang revived Deis, where she displays a moment of jealousy and anger over Ryu's reaction to seeing Deis naked at Angel Tower. However, as with every incarnation, this isn't certain, though many moments in the game suggest she has.

Role in Breath of Fire III[]

Nina's first encounter with Ryu is when Balio and Sunder presents him to the King and Queen of Wyndia as a "mystical, evil dragon". After being imprisoned, Nina, having been tricked by them, sets Balio and Sunder free and gets kidnapped (only to be later saved by Ryu). They escape and hide from them until they escape into the city through the castle graveyard, but they are later re-captured on Eygnock Road. They escape again and flee into Mt. Boumore and eventually meet and befriend Momo and Peco, who join at their respective locations (Tower and Dump), only to be captured again. To make sure they don't escape, they force them to enter the Contest of Champions and imprison Momo/Peco. After Ryu loses the Contest to Garr who sets the party free, the party ultimately defeats Balio's and Sunder's combined form, Stallion, on the bridge of Maekyss Gorge.

After defeating Balio and Sunder, Nina is returned to the castle, only to end up running away when she and Honey fell off a balcony ledge. When she rejoined the group, she overhears Garr talking to Ryu, saying he will die after learning about the Brood, which upsets her greatly. As they try to cross the Checkpoint, the guards stop them, almost identifying her as the Princess, but Garr makes up that she's his daughter while giving them a powerful look, which the guards nervously accept. While crossing the bridge, he reveals that it was a good idea for her to come, as Ryu really only uses his powers to protect her. This surprises her, and while Ryu tries to hide it, she requests that he helps her get stronger so she won't be a hazard for him.

When they arrive at Rhapala, she becomes interested in Beyd's and Shadis' possible relationship, opting to help him win her heart. This would also allow them to progress further, as with the Lighthouse not working, they were unable to get a ship. After secretly training with them, Beyd challenged Zig to a battle, which Ryu and the others secretly helped him. After he won, he and Shadis became a couple, but was unable to fix the Lighthouse after getting injured. Ryu and the others gained permission to fix it themselves. After battling Gazer, they reactivated the Lighthouse, only to have a Fairy try to stop them, but only succeeded in jamming the lever in place. The fairy told them to come to the Fairy Village to keep the "monster" from attacking them. The monster was revealed to be a Dolphin, who first acted nice because Nina and Momo were there, but quickly showed his true colors, especially after the fairies insulted him. After defeating him, they returned to Rhapala, only to find the ship had not returned yet.

They were forced to take a detour through the secret entrance to Mt. Zublo in order to make it to the Urkan Region. They ended up fighting Gisshan, Charyb & Scylla, they managed to proceed to the Urkan Region. Afterwards, Nina, Garr, and the rest of the party sees Ryu to Angel Tower, which Nina disapproves of when they arrive. Once they reach the burial ground in Angel Tower, Garr asks Nina and the rest of the party to wait upstairs so he and Ryu can continue ahead. Unknown to her at the time, Garr meant to kill Ryu but was defeated. As the room began to shake and collapse, everyone presumed Ryu to be dead.

Several years pass, and Nina finally reunites with Ryu when he arrives with Garr to McNeil Manor as she's having Mayor McNeil arrested for his involvement with Balio and Sunder. Once they explain to her that he was working for the Crime organization led by Mikba, she joins the party again and heads off to Syn City. They finally catch up to Mikba and Rei at the Dauna Checkpoint and defeat him, and after Garr decides that he needs to meet with the Goddess Myria to get answers as to why the Brood needed to be killed, Nina suggests that they do another act of heroism in order to get in the Kings favor. She mentions problems coming from Plant and they head there to get a better grasp of the situation from Momo, who mentions the Director Palet has been missing for awhile.

After the dilemma is solved, Nina thanks Momo and then they head off to Wyndia to get a new passport to cross into the Rhapala Region. Since the King was unaware of Rei, but felt that Ryu and the others kidnapped Nina, she requested that only Rei follow her to the castle to retrieve the passport. They found Honey there again, which Nina safely pocketed to prevent a repeat incident like before. Once Rei got the passport, Nina was going to say goodbye, but a guard had reported that Rei was associated with Ryu, angering the King. The duo managed to escape via the hidden Portal Drive in the basement of the castle, which Honey activates, allowing them to return to Ryu and the others.

After returning to Angel Tower, they learn that they have to free Deis from her prison. After Ryu kills Gaist, who was the seal, they return to Angel Tower. There (if present in the party) she displays jealously over the newly-awakened and naked Deis as she flirts with Ryu (and beats up Garr), even commenting "What's with that goofy look on your face, Ryu!?".

Their travels eventually takes them to the Brood town of Dragnier. Here they learn more about the history of Ryu's people from the elder Jono, who Nina has to kiss on the cheek to agree to give Ryu the full power of the Brood after they defeat him. From here they go through the Factory and come upon the Desert of Death, where Nina passes out from heat exhaustion but is saved when Ryu sacrifices the Radka to feed Nina the nutrient rich meat it possesses.

After many battles and hardships, they finally meet Myria herself and Nina, refusing to stop believing in Ryu, joins in the battle against the evil monstrosity. Myria is defeated, causing Garr to turn to stone and the Station to come crashing down from the sky. She is seen having survived the fall with Ryu, Rei and Momo.

Battle[]

In Breath of Fire III, Nina serves as the offensive magic user and resists wind magic slightly. Nina's key stats are her high AP and Intelligence, which allows her to cast a lot of spells and dish out great damage. She also has a fair amount of Agility, often being the second fastest character in the party, just behind Rei. This high speed enables her to move quickly and do what she has to, such as using her spells or healing items, as she often gets to perform her action first. Her selection of magic also enables her to attack all targets and acquires this means of doing so earlier than most characters. However, Nina has low defense and mediocre HP, average at best. As a result, Nina is quite frail and dies easily. Nina is also at a second disadvantage: her magic doesn't always dish out good damage against bosses, which makes her less favorable (unless you possess the non-elemental Magic Ball ability and the intelligence-based physical attack Mind Sword ability, which in this case makes her more effective when elemental magic won't do the job). As a result, Nina is the least used character in the game. In order to make use of her AP and Intelligence, most people apprentice her under Mygas and Deis, while others may use Ladon and Meryleep as a backup. Hondara is also a good choice, as not only are the Skills he teach helpful, but it increases her Holy properties and resistance to Death-type spells, making battling undead and such easier. To an even lesser extent, Fahl may be used in order to improve her durability. However, he isn't used long, as most people prefer to maximize her AP and Intelligence. Yggdrasil is often considered the best Master for Nina when she's a child, as he not only boosts her Intelligence and AP, but also her Defense, improving her durability, although it makes her weak to Flame magic, though equipping her with the Ring of Fire can completely eliminate that problem.

Abilities[]

Abilities
Level Type Ability Description AP Cost
- Attack Cyclone Wind attack vs. one target 3
- Attack Frost Frost attack vs. one target 2
- Attack Jolt Electric attack vs. all targets 3
7 Attack Simoon Flame and Wind attack vs. one target 4
9 Assist Blunt Lower one target's Pwr 1
10 Assist Weaken Lower one target's Def 1
12 Attack Iceblast Frost attack vs. one target 5
13 Assist Slow Lower one target's Agil 1
15 Attack Typhoon Wind attack vs. all targets 7
16 Attack Lightning Electric attack vs. all targets 7
18 Heal Drain Steal one target's HP 3
23 Heal Leech Power Steal one target's AP 0
28 Attack Blizzard Frost attack vs. all targets 10
33 Attack Sirocco Flame and Wind attack vs. all targets 12
37 Attack Myollnir Electric attack vs. one target 10

Stats[]

Stats
Lvl HP AP Pwr Def Agl Int
1
2
3
4
5 27 33 13 13 14 24
6 32 37 14 13 16 28
7 34 42 16 14 16 30
8 38 46 18 16 17 35
9 41 52 20 18 19 37
10 45 56 23 20 20 41
11 47 63 25 21 20 43
12 53 66 28 21 21 47
13 58 69 31 23 23 47
14 59 77 31 26 23 53
15 63 82 33 27 26 54
16 66 87 35 30 28 61
17 71 91 35 32 29 65
18 73 97 36 33 29 67
19 77 100 39 36 31 73
20 80 106 41 37 31 76
21 80 115 43 39 32 82
22 85 120 43 41 33 83
23 90 124 46 42 33 87
24 92 132 49 42 36 87
25 96 139 51 44 38 93
26 98 146 52 47 38 95
27 104 150 55 48 40 100
28 108 158 57 51 40 105
29 114 161 60 52 41 108
30 118 166 60 55 43 114
31 120 174 60 58 44 119
32 125 174 62 59 46 123
33 129 181 64 62 46 128
34 134 187 67 62 48 128
35 137 194 68 64 50 133
36 142 199 68 66 50 136
37 143 204 70 66 53 140
38 148 208 70 68 53 146
39 148 217 71 69 53 151
40 152 224 72 70 55 153
41 155 230 72 70 57 157
42 159 235 74 71 58 161
43 159 242 75 73 59 162
44 163 246 75 76 59 164
45 165 251 76 77 61 168
46 168 255 78 77 62 171
47 168 260 78 79 62 175
48 171 263 79 80 64 177
49 173 267 80 80 65 179
50 175 270 80 81 65 181
51 178 272 80 83 66 181
52 179 276 80 83 67 182
53 179 277 81 85 67 185
54 181 277 81 85 69 185
55 181 279 82 86 69 188
56 184 279 82 86 71 188
57 186 279 82 87 71 190
58 186 283 82 87 72 191
59 189 283 84 87 73 191
60 191 286 84 89 75 194
61 191 287 85 90 75 196
62 191 290 85 91 77 197
63 192 290 87 91 77 197
64 193 292 87 92 78 199
65 196 292 87 94 78 201
66 198 292 88 94 80 201
67 198 295 88 94 81 202
68 200 296 89 95 81 205
69 201 296 89 96 81 205
70 201 298 91 96 82 207
71 203 298 92 96 82 209
72 203 298 93 97 84 209
73 203 300 93 98 84 209
74 204 300 93 100 84 210
75 204 303 93 101 87 211
76 206 303 94 101 87 211
77 206 304 94 102 88 213
78 206 304 94 103 89 215
79 207 306 94 105 89 216
80 208 306 95 105 89 216
81 210 306 95 106 91 216
82 210 308 96 106 92 218
83 210 309 96 106 92 219
84 212 309 96 107 92 219
85 212 310 96 107 93 219
86 212 311 96 107 93 221
87 213 311 97 108 95 221
88 213 311 97 108 95 223
89 213 312 98 108 95 223
90 215 313 98 109 95 224
91 215 315 98 109 97 224
92 215 315 99 109 97 226
93 216 315 100 110 97 226
94 216 316 100 110 99 226
95 218 316 101 110 99 226
96 218 319 101 110 99 227
97 219 319 101 111 99 228
98 220 320 102 112 99 228
99 220 322 102 112 100

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Intrinsics[]

Age Surprise Reprisal Critical Dodge Accuracy Willpower Wind
Child 50 0 3 10 100% 2 3
Adult 50 0 3 12 100% 2 3

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Characters
Ryu · Nina · Rei · Teepo · Momo · Garr · Peco
Masters
Bais · Bunyan · D'Lonzo · Deis · Durandal · Emitai · Fahl · Giotto · Hachio · Hondara · Ladon · Lang · Lee · Meryleep · Mygas · Wynn · Yggdrasil
Other characters
Balio · Beyd · Cadis · Ecarl · Elkhair · Fa'ah · Gaist · Gary · Gatz · Gaw · Griol · Honey · Horis · Iggy · Jono · Kimiko · King of Wyndia · Kukuys · Loki · Mason · Mayfly · McNeil · Mikba · Miyuki · Mogu · Mutant · Myria · Palet · Repsol · Shadis · Shayd · Sinkar · Sudama · Sunder · Ylikov · Zig
Bosses
Gary · Mogu · Nue · Amalgam · Mutant · Claw · Cawer · Patrio · Emitai · Golem · Garr · Stallion · Gazer · Dolphin · Gisshan · Scylla · Charyb · Dragon Zombie · Mikba · Huge Slug · Shroom · Gaist · Angler · Ammonite · Elder · Manmo · Chimera · Arwan · Dragon Lord · Myria
Locations
Yraall Region · McNeil Village · Cedar Woods · Farm · McNeil Manor · Mt. Glaus · Yraall Road
Central Wyndia · Wyndia · Eygnock Road · Maekyss Gorge · Mt. Myrneg · Genmel · Mt. Boumore
Eastern Wyndia · Tower · Coffee Shop · Plant · Dump · Eastern Checkpoint
Rhapala Region · Rhapala · Wharf · Lighthouse · Parch · Cliff · Mt. Zublo
Urkan Region · Urkan Tapa · Angel Tower · Junk Town · Dock · Steel Beach
Dauna Hills · Dauna Mine · Syn City · Ogre Road · Dauna Checkpoint · Mt. Levett
Lost Shore · Kombinat · Colony · Steel Grave · Dragnier · Factory
Desert · Oasis · Desert of Death · Container Yard · Caer Xhan · Station Myria
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