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バレリー Barerii (Valerie)
Sprite Valerie (Front)
Dragnier, Gate
Dragon's Maiden[1]

Valerie McCarran is a character that appears in Breath of Fire II. She is the wife of Ganer Bateson and mother of Ryu and Yua Bateson. Although she is not a member of the main party, she briefly appears as a playable character during a flashback scene.

Role in Breath of Fire II[]

Valerie is the mother of Ryu and Yua, as well as wife to Ganer Bateson. Her home is Dologany, which cannot be accessed until near the end of the game, when the plot comes together. Despite being presumed dead, Valerie is not truly seen until near end-game. However, it is revealed that she was the large dragon guarding the town of Gate, increasing her importance as a character central to a hefty portion of the plot. The residents of Gate also mistake her for the demon causing the forests to decay. After Haburuku is defeated, she awakens and grants Ryu access to the secret being kept in Gate's mountains.

The reason for her doing so was to seal away the evil known as Deathevan and wait for a hero to appear before her. After years of waiting for her son Ryu to arrive as the Destined Child, she fulfilled her duty and sacrificed herself, opening the doors to Dologany, underground home of the Dragon Clan, and one of the last areas of the game.

She is also temporarily playable during the flashback sequence after talking to Martin, Ryu's grandfather, and the town's elder. During these events, she parts with her clansmen and arrives at Gate, where she investigates a church, the home of Father Ganer, her future husband and father of Yua/Patty and Ryu.


The noteworthy ability used by Valerie is her dragon form, which allows her to become a gigantic dragon. Since her dragon is depicted with large wings, it is possible that she is able to fly while in this form.


Playable Characters
Ryu · Nina · Bow · Rand · Katt · Sten · Jean · Spar · Bleu
Non-Playable Characters
Augus · Baba · Barubary · Claris · Daisy · Deathevan · Eichichi · Elforan · Ganer · Gandaroof · Gedd · Gigli Ziz · Grandpa · Granny · Habaruku · Joker · King Kenny · Ladon · Mina · Nimufu Mani · Niro · Queen Hina · Queen Poporo · Petape · Potopo · Ray · Suzy · Tiga · Trubo · Valerie · Wildcat · Yua · Yoji
Algernon · Archer · Aruhamel · Augus · Baba · Barubary · Chiroru · Creon · Danielle · Dir.HR · GoldFly · Grizzly · Hood · J.Worm · Jailer · Joker · Katt · Kuwadora · M.C.Tusk · Munmar · Nimufu · P.Spider · Paladin · Palo · Peach · Pest · Puti · Ray · Roach · S.Golem · Stone · Stump · Terapin · Tiga · Villagrs · Wildcat · Witch · Zombie
Bando · Capitan · CotLnd · Coursair · Dologany · Dream · Evrai · FarmTown · Fog Valley · Gate · Guntz · HomeTown · Highfort · Namanda · SimaFort · SkyTower · TagWoods · ThvsTomd · Township · Tunlan · WildCat · WitchTwr · Whale Cape · Wyndia · Arad Desert · M.School · Wisdon
Brood · Creeping Clan · Demon · Grassrunners · Grassmen · Highlander · Humans · Iron Ogre · Maoren · People of Tunlan · Shell Clan · Wing Clan · Woren
Enemies · Abilities · Weapons · Armor · Items
  1. Breath of Fire II SNES script, Valerie: My instinct as a dragon's maiden in the service suspected something strange about St. Eva.