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Ryu
リュウ Ryuu
BoFI Ryu Artwork
Portrait BoFI RyuPortrait
Sprite Ryu1sprite Ryubattle1 Ryubattle2
Type
Playable Character
Occupation
Wanderer
Height
173 cm (5'8")
Weight
54 kg (119 lbs)
Weapon
Swords
I II III IV V VI

Ryu is the main protagonist of the original Breath of Fire.

Role in Breath of FireEdit

Ryu is the main protagonist and is a descendant of the White Dragon Clan. He naturally possesses the ability to transform into elemental dragons, though his powers of transformation are sealed during the first part of the game. Further throughout the game he is able to fuse with his fellow party members to become the ultimate dragons: Rudra and Agni. Losing his parents at an early age he lives with his sister, Sara a priestess of the clan. Ryu begins his journey to save his sister who was kidnapped during a brutal assault of his home town Drogen. After setting out out save his sister, Ryu soon discovers that his sisters disappearance plays a part in a larger scheme by the evil Dark Dragon emperor Zog. He ultimately sets out to prevent Zog from unleashing the goddess of desire, Tyr, using the 6 Goddess Keys.

Although it isn't confirmed, it's heavily implied that after the events of the game, Ryu became romantically involved with Nina. Nina appears in Breath of Fire II to talk to her descendant, that game's Nina, and reveals that their people lost the ability to transform into birds because she fell in love with a "man of another clan" which is believed to be Ryu.

AbilitiesEdit

Fishing - Ryu can fish in small ponds on the world map. There are five different rods available in the game and you must use better rods to fish for better fish and items. Fishing in the various wells on the world map with the best Rod in the game will net Ryu the various dragon equipment needed to take the trials to gain new dragon forms.

BattleEdit

Ryu is a powerful frontline fighter who uses his swords to deal high damage to the enemies. His stats are well rounded and he has good speed, meaning the weight of equipment will have a dramatic effect on when his turn in combat will come. Ryu can also utilize the powerful Boomerang weapons that allow him to to deal damage to whole groups of enemies making him very useful crowd control and help conserve resources like items and AP.

Ryu also has access to the powerful Dragon forms which deal tremendous damage, making him one of the best damage dealers in the party.

Dragon TransformationsEdit

By traveling to the various Dragon Clan temples and bringing proof of his worthiness in the form of the dragon equipment, Ryu can undertake trials to earn the power to transform into his clans true form. Ryu can transform into nine different dragon forms, largely elemental forms, but also Kaiser and Agni forms. Dragon forms each cost a set amount of AP to transform, they completely restore Ryu's HP and each do a set amount of damage unless exploiting an elemental weakness or landing a critical blow. Ryu remains in these forms until the player chooses to revert his form, Ryu is killed in combat, or the battle is ended. Agni is unique among the forms because it is considered a fusion and will only work if the whole party is available (i.e. not in a Karn fusion, K.O. or inflicted with a status ailment) and it will take the place of the whole party and give Ryu a huge HP boost.

Dragon Form Name AP Cost Desciption
Snow Drake 7 AP 100 Ice Damage to single target
Flame Drake 10 AP 115 Fire damage to single target
Thunder Drake 12 AP 130 Electric damage to single target
Ice Dragon 20 AP 190 Ice damage to all enemies
Fire Dragon 27 AP 210 Fire damage to all enemies
Bolt Dragon 30 AP 225 Electric damage to all enemies
Gold Dragon (Holy Dragon) 40 AP 375 Holy damage to all undead enemies
Rudra (Kaiser) 50 AP 320 damage to all enemies
Agni (Infinity) 60 AP

999 damage to all enemies

EquipmentEdit

Weapons Attack Weight Value Notes Locations
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifDirk
たんけん
5 1 50 Starting equipment for Ryu
Shop in Drogen
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifSabre
やまがたな
8 2 400 Shops in Drogen, Winlan, Romero, Tantar
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifBronzSD
せいどうのけん
12 3 700 Treasure chest in Camlon Castle
Shop in Winlan
Boomerang Breath of Fire sprite.gifFoil (Rang)
セイバー
18 2 Attacks all enemies Treasure chest in Karma underground
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifPoisonRP
ポイズンレイピア
20 5 3000 Shops in Prima (3300), Tunlan (2700, 3300)
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifScythe
そりみのけん
20 3 1200 Shop in Tantar
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifLongSD
ロングソード
26 4 2500 Shops in Nanai before getting E.Key (2250), Auria (2750)
Treasure chest in Dark D. Fort
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifBroadSD
ブロードソード
34 5 5000 Shops in Auria (5500), Bleak, Prima
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifBrokenSD
おれたけん
42 14 100 Treasure chest in Winlan castle locked room
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifSickle
みかづきとう
50 6 6500 Shop in Prima
Boomerang Breath of Fire sprite.gifB.Rang
ブーメラン
60 2 Attacks all enemies Breakable rock in Krypt
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifPowerSD
よろいくいのけん
62 8 8000 Shop in Prima (10400)
Rapier Breath of Fire sprite.gifPowerRP
ちょうのレイピア
82 0 30000 Casts Up Breath of Fire sprite.gifAg-Up when used Flea market after using the Tonic
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifWingSD
ウイングソード
96 8 10000 Shops in Gust, Spring
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifMystSD
あしゅらのけん
100 3 40000 Treasure chest in Tock
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifDragonSD
ドラゴンブレード
110 20 Fishing well west of Romero
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifFlameSD
かえんのつるぎ
122 10 20000 Elemental: Fire Shop in Carmen
Dagger Breath of Fire sprite.gifDarkDR
あんこくのナイフ
140 1 40000 Flea market after getting the Sphere but before using the Tonic
Boomerang Breath of Fire sprite.gifTri-Rang
スライサー
150 2 Attacks all enemies Behind the Pagoda before it is raised
Sword Breath of Fire sprite.gifEmporSD
こうていのつるぎ
255 1 Casts Fire Breath of Fire sprite.gifChar when used Throne in the Obelisk
Shields Defense Weight Value Notes Locations
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeSH
かわのたて
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.gifWoodSH
きのたて
5 2 300 Starting equipment for Ryu
Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (270), Winlan
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifBandage
バンテージ
5 1 500 Treasure chest in Ramui Woods
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifBronzSH
せいどうのたて
8 3 500 Shops in Romero, Tantar
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifGauntlet
こて
8 1 800 Treasure chest in Camlon Castle
Shop in Tunlan (880)
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifWrist
リストバンド
10 2 700 Treasure chest in Lament Woods
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifIronSH
てつのたて
12 4 1000 Treasure chests in Agua, Krypt
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifMetalSH
はがねのたて
16 5 1400 Treasure chests in Dark Tower, Nabal
Shop in Bleak
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifIcySH
アイスシールド
30 5 4000 Reduces ice damage taken by 25% Shop in Prima (5200)
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifGuardSH
まもりのたて
32 10 10000 Treasure chest in Tock
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifProSH
クラブシールド
32 5 5000 Treasure chests in Wisdon (×2)
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifFlameSH
フレイムシールド
38 8 12000 Reduces fire damage taken by 25% Shop in Gust
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifMystSH
ホーリィシールド
48 5 20000 Shop in Gust
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifLavaSH (FlameSH)
ようがんのたて
52 5 50000 Reduces fire damage taken by 25% Treasure chest in Agua behind locked door
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifMaskSH
かめんのたて
65 8 20000 Reflects some magic damage Flea market after using the Tonic
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifStarSH
ほしのたて
70 2 29000 Digging patch southeast of Scande
Shield Breath of Fire sprite.gifDragonSH
ドラゴンシールド
128 5 Reduces fire damage taken by 25% Fishing well south of Gust
Armor Defense Weight Value Notes Locations
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifCloth
ぼろ
1 1 10 Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (9)
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifRobe
ぬののマント
2 1 10 Starting equipment for Ryu
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeCP
かわのマント
5 4 240 Shops in Drogen, Nanai before getting E.Key (216)
Treasure chest in Camlon Castle
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifArmPad
かわのかたあて
8 2 300 Shop in Drogen
Treasure chest in Gaia Temple before getting E.Key
Starting equipment for Bo
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeGN
かわのふく
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
しゅうじんふく
10 2 10 Fate +20 Prison cell in Auria
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeAR
かわのよろい
14 7 750 Shop in Tantar
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifHuntCL
マタギのふく
16 4 1500 Shops in Bleak, Tunlan (1650)
Treasure chest in Krypt
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifChainML
くさりかたびら
20 2 2000 Shops in Winlan, Romero
Treasure chest in Wisdon
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifPlateAR
てつのむねあて
24 4 3400 Shop in Prima (3740)
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifSageML
ゴージャスメイル
25 14 3000 Shop in Auria (3300)
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifBronzAR
せいどうのよろい
25 9 3600 Shops in Bleak, Prima (3960)
Starting equipment for Gobi, Ox, Mogu
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifIronML
てつのよろい
27 9 5000 Shops in Prima (5500), Spring
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifThiefCL
シーフスーツ
30 4 2500 Treasure chest in Agua
Shop in Tunlan (2750)
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifMetalAR
はがねのよろい
39 10 9000 Flea market before getting the Sphere
Shop in Gant (8100)
Cloth Breath of Fire sprite.gifRangerVT
レンジャーベスト
40 8 5000 Shops in Prima (5500), Tunlan (5500)
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifQuartzAR
クォーツチェスト
50 9 10000 Reduces lightning damage taken by 25% Shop in Spring
Dress Breath of Fire sprite.gifMystRB
ソーサルコート
60 8 6000 Shop in Tunlan (5400)
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifWorldML
アースメイル
75 11 22000 Reduces lightning damage taken by 25% Shop in Gust
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifIcyAR
ひょうがのよろい
80 10 26000 Reduces ice damage taken by 25% Treasure chest in Tock
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifFlameAR
マグマのよろい
82 10 28000 Reduces fire damage taken by 25% Treasure chest in Spyre
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifEarthRB
ははなるよろい
88 8 1000 Restores HP when struck by magic Breakable slab west of Gust
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifDragonAR
ドラゴンアーマー
110 0 Fishing pond in Spring
Armor Breath of Fire sprite.gifLifeAR
いのちのよろい
115 8 30000 Restores HP each step Dragon statue in Agua behind locked door
Helmets Defense Weight Value Notes Locations
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifTideHT
つなみのかぶと
0 0 1111 Protects from instant death attacks Drawers in Prima inn
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifStrawHT
むぎわらぼうし
2 1 200 Starting equipment for Ryu
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifBandana
バンダナ
5 1 400 Shops in Tantar, Prima
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifNiceHT
きれいなぼうし
6 3 600 Treasure chest in Ease Cave
Starting equipment for Karn
Shop in Prima
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifSuedeHT
かわのぼうし
6 3 200 Treasure chest in Winlan castle
Starting equipment for Sr-1, Sr-2, Sr-3, Bo
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifVisor
はちがね
6 2 800 Treasure chest in Camlon Castle
Shops in Winlan, Tantar, Prima (880)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifBronzHT
せいどうのかぶと
10 4 1200 Treasure chests in Ease Cave, Stone Robot
Shop in Romero
Starting equipment for Gobi
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifTurban
はでなバンダナ
11 1 2000 Treasure chests in Winlan castle locked room, Dark Tower
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifSunHT
たいようのかぶと
12 8 2500 Reduces fire damage taken by 25% Treasure chest in Agua
Shop in Auria (2750)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifGoldHT
きんのぼうし
14 6 20000 Shop in Prima (26000)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifHeadGear
ヘッドギア
14 5 2800 Treasure chests in Krypt, Dreamland
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifChainHT
チェインヘルム
16 8 2500 Shop in Prima (2750)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifIcyHT
ひょうがのかぶと
16 6 1420 Reduces ice damage taken by 25% Treasure chest in Krypt
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifSkullHT
スカルフェイス
25 10 Doubles damage taken Treasure chests in Krypt (×2)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifEchoHT
こだまのぼうし
28 3 2000 Reflects some magic damage Treasure chest in Hidden Fort
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifIronHT
てつかぶと
32 6 7000 Shop in Gant (6300)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifFaceMask
フルフェイス
35 6 6000 Shop in Prima (7800)
Treasure chest in Dreamland tower
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifGaiaMask
ガイアのめん
36 4 8000 Shops in Gust, Spring
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifHornHT
つのかぶと
37 6 5000 Treasure chest in Dark Tower
Shop in Prima (6500)
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifAgileHT
スピードのかぶと
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
のろいのかぶと
62 20 100 Treasure chest in Dreamland tower
Helmet Breath of Fire sprite.gifDragonHT
ドラゴンヘルム
80 1 Fishing well southwest of Arad

GalleryEdit

5 artwork1 sprites

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike the Ryus who appear in the later installments, the first Ryu spoke several times in his game, although he did not speak in the original Japanese version.
  • Ryu is the only character in his game and among the various Ryus in the series who has the ability to wield different weapons, utilizing both swords and boomerangs in combat.
  • The name Ryu is not used in the original Super Famicom or Super Nintendo releases, unless specifically chosen by the player. In their respective instruction manuals, he is simply referred to as 主人公 (Shujinkou, lit. "Protagonist"), and "The Hero". He is named Ryu all subsequent releases, however, including the Gameboy Advance re-release of the first game. The Japanese GBA version defaults to Ryu if no other name is chosen, while the US release defaults to Zack.

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