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Teepo
ティーポ Tiipo
BoFIII TeepoArtwork
Portrait TeepoIIIFace SpriteTeepoIVFace Sprite
Sprite TeepoKid TeepoAdult TeepoIV
Home
Cedar Woods
Occupation
Thief
Height
130 cm (4'3")
Weight
31.8 kg (70.1 lbs)
Personal Action
Kick
Weapon
Swords
Voice actor
Yoko Matsui
I II III IV V VI
"Rei's "little brother", Teepo is also an orphan who wanders the countryside with Rei stealing whatever he can to survive. Although his actions may seem rash and impulsive at times, he always means well. Count on his powerful magic spells to get you through some rough spots. His physical attacks can be equally devastating. He and Ryu are linked in ways that won't surface until Ryu can decipher some mysteries of his Brood heritage."
— Prima strategy guide description
"Teepo, like Ryu, is an orphan who is being taken care of by Rei. Besides Rei, of course, he hates it when people tell him what to do, and he is apathetic toward his thieving lifestyle. Although Teepo is strong for is age, his arrogance does nothing but get him in trouble. Teepo learns a decent set of attack spells that are very useful early in the game."
— Bio

Teepo is playable character who appears in Breath of Fire III, and he briefly cameos in Breath of Fire IV. He is a member of the Dragon Clan, also known as the Brood. He despises authority and loves to lash out against it. Despite his gruff attitude, he cares deeply about Rei and Ryu, whom he considers to be his brothers.

Biography[]

Breath of Fire III[]

At the beginning of the game, Teepo is a young orphan and Rei's partner in crime. Shortly after Ryu's escape from authorities, Teepo and Rei find him alone and injured in the forest. The two agree to adopt Ryu and teach him the ways of thievery.

With a poor harvest season in tow, both Teepo and Rei conspire to rob the house of the Woodsman Bunyan. However, they are caught and Bunyan decides to teach the three the "importance of hard work" by sending the would-be thieves on a mission to kill Nue, the monster responsible for the food shortage. After defeating the creature, the dry season comes to a swift end and the orphans are viewed as heroes by the residents of the local village.

Basking in their newfound respectability, the boys are soon approached by a cloaked figure named Loki. Loki convinces the group that if they want to become even more famous, they should rob the corrupt Mayor of McNeil and give all of his money back to the villagers. The trio strong-arms the resources from McNeil, but to their horror, learn from Bunyan that Loki is a crook and McNeil is linked to the dangerous Crime Syndicate of Syn City. The trio returns to their treehouse only to find that it has been set ablaze by twin syndicate enforcers Balio and Sunder. Ryu, Rei and Teepo are easily defeated by the twins and separated from one another.

Teepo is discovered by Ryu and his five companions years later in the sacred refuge of Eden. Confessing his own Brood powers and the dangerous power of dragons, he pleads with Ryu to confine himself to eternal rest in Eden and cease his fight with the Goddess Myria. The player is then given the option whether to follow Teepo's suggestion or to refuse. If Teepo's request is heeded, then the game immediately ends and the player receives the "bad ending." If Ryu refuses then Teepo attacks the party in his dragon form. After being defeated by the party, Teepo uses his dying words to confess that his only true desire was to live peacefully alongside Rei and Ryu. He says his last two words "...my family..." to them just before he passes away.

Teepo@eden

Teepo at Eden

As disclosed near the end-game, Myria explains that Teepo was also a member of the Brood, and a fellow clan member to Ryu. Unlike Ryu, he agreed with Myria's assessment that the Brood were far too powerful to be left alone and allowed himself to be imprisoned in Eden for eternity, living out the rest of his life with Myria.


Breath of Fire IV[]

Teepo, along with Rei, makes a cameo appearance in Breath of Fire IV but has no direct connection to the storyline. Teepo and Rei sell items at the village ruins where Ryu obtains his Kaiser form, most notably, the King Frog lure, the best lure in the game. Their appearance is believed to simply be an Easter egg.

Combat[]

Playing As[]

As Teepo is only available in the very first few hours of gameplay. As a result, the player only gets a sample of what Teepo would be like as a full character. He is a moderately powerful swordsman, with exceptional magic abilities. Through hacking via Gameshark, his stat growth is programmed to be the highest of any character. He can use any weapon or armor that Ryu can use at the time. His special feature is a kicking ability which is similar to Peco's headbutt.

An old beta preview of the game showed Teepo in the party as far as the Eastern Checkpoint. One result of this is that he has numerous unused voice clips for a variety of spells that he cannot use without hacking, as he's never able to learn them during the course of the game.

Battling Against[]

See also: Dragon Lord

Many players regard Teepo as the hardest boss fight in the entire game. This is due to the Dragon Lord having a large amount of HP, AP, power and defense, although his agility is not particularly high.

Abilities[]

Abilities
Level Ability Type Description AP Cost
- Flare Attack Flame attack vs one enemy 2
4 Frost Attack Frost attack vs one enemy 2
7 Simoon Attack Flame and Wind attack vs one enemy 4
13 Fireblast Attack Flame attack vs all enemies 5
14 Iceblast Attack Ice attack vs one enemy 5

Intrinsics[]

Surprise Reprisal Critical Dodge Accuracy Willpower
50 12 5 6 95% 1

Plot-Purpose[]

The duality between Ryu and Teepo is a recurring theme of the game. They are of the same species and the same apparent age, they both start at Level 1 and Rei found each of them under the same circumstances. Their sprites are even head swaps of one another. While Teepo starts off by learning attack magic, Ryu starts as a healer. The theme of duality between Ryu and another character began with Ray in Breath of Fire II and continues with Fou-Lu in Breath of Fire IV and Bosch in Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter.

Gallery[]

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
Tribes
Creeping Clan · Demons · Dragon Clan · Endless · Faeries · Grassrunners · Guardians · Highlanders · Humans · Iron Ogre Clan · Manillo · Maoren · Mutated Plants · Shell Clan · Woren
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