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Jowy Atreides

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Jowy Atreides

ジョウイ ・アトレイド Joui Atoreido

Gender Male
Race Human
Age 17 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 444
From Kyaro Town, Highland Kingdom
Family Jillia Blight (wife)
Luca Blight (brother-in-law)
Marcel Atreides (step-father)
Marco Atreides (step-brother)
Rosa Atreides (mother)
Voice Kaji Yūki‏‎
(Drama CD Genso Suikoden II)
Appearances

Jowy Atreides (ジョウイ ・アトレイド, Joui Atoreido) is a major character in Suikoden II and Genso Suikoden Card Stories who also appears in both Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 and Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2.

An adopted noble from Kyaro Town. Jowy Atreides is a close childhood friend of the hero and Nanami as well as a skilled martial artist. He becomes the bearer of the Black Sword Rune, one half of the Rune of Beginning.

Profile

Appearance

Jowy Atreides portrait PC.png

Jowy is a young man of slender build, with grey eyes and long, blond hair usually tied into a long ponytail. He usually wore a blue armless top, white pants with a mustard sash belt, and similarly colored boots. He also wore brown bracers on his arms.

After his return to the Highland military, Jowy would wear a mostly white outfit, with a long white coat and white boots over black pants and a blue undershirt. His normal weapon was a long, blue staff with silver dragon heads tipping both ends, although as a Highland officer, he carried a sword.

Personality

Great! Love this for you! Bound to go well!

Jowy was regarded as a peace-loving idealist by many but was nonetheless prepared to betray his own morals to make his dreams a reality.

Although he did truly hate Luca Blight for his cruelty and evil deeds, Jowy was also fascinated by his strength and hoped to procure a similar strength that he could wield to protect others, not destroy them. In the end, Jowy's convictions led him to the conclusion that only power could establish a peaceful land.

Living in a loveless household, where even his mother could not openly show him much affection, Jowy always harbored an enviousness towards the home life of the hero, Nanami, and Genkaku. They were not related by blood yet cherished each other regardless.

History

The Early Days

If we make it.....but...somehow get separated....Let's return to this spot. That way we'll be reunited. Promise me....Riou.....

— Jowy Atreides
But you can call me Little Lord Fauntleroy

Jowy was not an Atreides by birth, but rather the result of a previous relation his mother, Rosa, had before marrying Marcel Atreides. As such, Jowy was never fully accepted as a family member by his stepfather or stepbrother. Despite this, Jowy had a relatively happy childhood thanks to his friends; the son of Genkaku and Nanami. Young Jowy also held a crush for the young Princess Jillia Blight.

Jowy entered the Highland Army's youth division, the Unicorn Brigade, along with his friend and was eventually assigned to Tenzan Pass following the truce between Highland and Jowston. Following the massacre of the Unicorn Brigade by Luca Blight, Jowy washed up in Jowston and was rescued in Toto Village by Joanna, Marx and Pilika. He then went to rescue his friend who was being held by Viktor and Flik but ended up being captured as well.

I hope your mother's a good attorney

Eventually, the duo escaped and returned to Kyaro Town only for Jowy to be rejected by his family. Led away by Highland soldiers, Jowy would cry out to see his mother, only to be rebuffed by Marcel and Marco. This would be the last time Jowy would see his family. He and the hero would then be marched through Kyaro as captured spies. Passing through, the carriage of Princess Jillia stopped the procession and interrogated the two as to their motives. Jowy would protest their innocence during this first meeting between the two.

Jowy would be sentenced alongside his friend to be executed as spies. Luckily, they, along with Nanami and Mukumuku were rescued by Viktor and Flik. Jowy ended up working alongside Viktor's mercenary force and aided Jowston in their struggle against Highland. Following the fall of Viktor's Mercenary Fortress, Jowy received the Black Sword Rune, half of the Rune of Beginning, in the ruins of Toto, while his friend gained the Bright Shield Rune.

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Making their way to Muse City, Jowy and his friends would be arrested and imprisoned for trying to enter the city using Alex's pass. That night, while Nanami and Pilika slept, Jowy spoke with the hero, vowing to do whatever it took to prevent the horrors of war befalling those he cared about.

When confronted with the lack of unity and constant infighting between the individual City-States of Jowston, Jowy felt that it would be unable to repel Highland and he began to feel that the only way to save the City-State would be to destroy Highland from within. And so, on an infiltration mission near the Highland border, Jowy was captured and decided to work under Luca Blight.

Upon returning to Muse, seemingly to rejoin with his friend and Nanami, Jowy acted more and more secretive and suspicious. This behavior culminated with him assassinating the mayor of Muse, Anabelle, in a bitter struggle before fleeing.

A New Path

Yes, I've got a reason to bear that burden...and I will.

— Jowy Atreides
And, like, a really big gun

Following Solon Jhee's execution, Jowy volunteered to command the Highland siege on Greenhill City. Using the City-State's noted internal friction, he would release the Muse City prisoners of war to Greenhill, causing a strain on supplies and priorities that would eventually cause Greenhill to fall without a fight.

The hero would infiltrate Greenhill City in order to locate and rescue Teresa Wisemail. During the mission, Jowy would encounter his old friend again. He tried to warn his friend off of continuing his fight, promising that he would take care of Luca Blight and the ambitions of Highland. With his friend's refusal, Jowy began to realize the two were truly on different paths now.

I'm just gonna poison my own blood and if you drink it, that's on you

Letting his old friends escape almost gave Rowd an opportunity to eliminate the young upstart but Culgan and Seed would ward Rowd off. Aware of Jowy's desire for true peace, the two generals pledged themselves to him. This was the moment when Jowy, who has been fighting a lonely battle, gained some true friends in his cause.

After achieving success in Greenhill, Jowy requested the hand of Jillia Blight in marriage. He won Luca's trust by planning a foolproof assassination of Agares Blight, whereby he poisoned his own blood prior to the traditional Knight's Oath ceremony. When Agares drank the blood-infused wine, as was tradition, he quickly fell victim to its effects, thus giving Luca the throne.

But Luca's kingship did not last long. Conspiring with Leon Silverberg, Jowy cooperated with the New State Army, under the command of his friend, to murder Luca.

Jowy Blight

It's what I always hoped for, and I want to believe I'm brave enough to accept fate.

— Jowy Atreides
Damn, at least pretend you're enjoying this

After Luca's demise, the marriage ceremony between Jillia Bright and Jowy took place, with Jillia gifting him the title King of Highland. Though he knew that his was an inglorious path, Jowy was committed to following it to the end, both for those who believed in him and those who had fallen victim to his plots.

At this point, however, Jowy felt that any attempt at peace would be futile with tempers raging between the citizens of both nations and so made it his goal to unite the Dunan region under the flag of one nation in order to bring peace.

Although aided by Leon Silverberg, Jowy gradually began to lose ground during the war, partly because he found himself unable to execute some of Leon's more ruthless tactics and also because his body was weakened by the Black Sword Rune, which he was using to restrain the power of the Beast Rune that Luca had sought to unlock.

This wasn't the first life-like Jillia doll Jowy needed "cleaned"

In one brazen attempt to shore up Highlander morale, Jowy would appear to ritually sacrifice Jillia to the Beast Rune in front of a crowd of cheering soldiers. Although 'Jillia' in this case was a well-made mannequin provided by Leon, Jowy found the entire exercise tasteless, if a necessary piece of theater.

Eventually pushed back beyond its pre-war borders, the Highland Army made one final stand at L'Renouille before being defeated. As the end of the war loomed, Jowy would meet one final time with Jillia and Pilika. Securing the safety of Jillia and Pilika by making a residence for them in Harmonia, Jowy spent some final tender moments with them both, before escaping to Tenzan Pass where he awaited his friend and prepared to fight him in one final battle.

You can hear Anabelle cheering from the afterlife

At Tenzan Pass, however, the hero refused to fight, and took several harsh blows from Jowy before the latter collapsed, dying from his overuse of his Black Sword Rune. At this stage, Jowy was prepared to die in order to enhance the hero's legend and increase the chances for a lasting peace. Fortuitously, Leknaat appeared and used the power of the 108 Stars to heal Jowy's body. Finally, the long conflict between the two friends had come to a resolution.

The two returned to Kyaro where they were reunited with Nanami, who both Jowy and his friend thought had perished at Rockaxe Castle. With the three best friends reunited at last, the group set off on a journey to see the world.

Gameplay

Jowy Atreides

Recruitment

Recruiting
Jowy Atreides (portrait).png Joins automatically at the beginning of the game.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
2 note Young male M M B 2 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Hero, Nanami
Protected by Nanami
Unites
1 Buddy Attack w/ Hero

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Tunic
Shield Can't equip
Other Medicine 6
Flaming Arrows 2
Boots
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Light armour
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
B C C
Lightning Wind Holy
B B C
Darkness Gate ???
A B -
Rune Slots
Head Level 30
Right Hand Level 1 /Black Sword Rune Lock.png Event key item.png
Left Hand Level 15
 
Weapon Available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MAGIC
E D B
PROT M DEF TECH
D C B
SPEED LUCK
C C
Stat Growth Rate
LVL HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF TECH SPEED LUCK
1 20 13 14 13 13 14 13 13
20 170 68 86 68 75 86 75 75
60 290 107 134 107 119 134 119 119
90 410 146 182 146 163 182 163 163

War

ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
-- -- +2 +1 Critical --

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 6 8 11 14 18 35 42 49 58 68 79 92 127 148 170
Name Star Staff Heaven Star Staff Heavenly Star Staff
W Type W Level Range
Hero 1 M

Jowy Blight

Recruitment

Recruiting
Jowy Blight (portrait).png Joins automatically during plot events at Rockaxe Castle.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
Hero head.png +4 Young male M M B 2 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Hero, Nanami
Protected by Nanami
Unites
1 Buddy Attack w/ Hero

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Wind Hat
Body Silver Armor
Shield Can't equip
Other Goldlet
Winged Boots
Kindness Rain 4
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Light armour
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
B C C
Lightning Wind Holy
B B C
Darkness Gate ???
A B -
Rune Slots
Head Level 30
Right Hand Black Sword Rune Lock.png Event key item.png
Left Hand Level 15
 
Weapon Available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MAGIC
E D B
PROT M DEF TECH
D C B
SPEED LUCK
C C
Stat Growth Rate
LVL HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF TECH SPEED LUCK
1 20 13 14 13 13 14 13 13
20 170 68 86 68 75 86 75 75
60 290 107 134 107 119 134 119 119
90 410 146 182 146 163 182 163 163

War

ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
13 11 -- -- Critical Cavalry

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 7 9 12 15 27 35 42 50 59 67 90 102 120 138 150
Name unnamed unnamed unnamed
W Type W Level Range
One-handed sword 16 M

Genso Suikoden Card Stories

Jowy (Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Jowy

Mastermind

Male

Royal Army


All your Characters gain +100 Soldiers.
Card No. 006 • Illustration Futaba Jun


Jowy (Starter Box).png
Jowy

Leader

Male

Rune

New State

CS Link A.pngCS Blank B.pngCS Blank C.pngCS Blank D.pngCS Link E.pngCS Blank F.pngCS Blank G.pngCS Blank H.pngCS Blank I.png

Attack: 5 Military: 1500 Construction: 1
While this card is on the field, all Camp Royal Army.png characters gain +1 attack.
Card No. 018 • Illustration Kaneda Eiji


Jowy (Premium Pack).png
Jowy

Mastermind

Male

Rune

Royal Army


All your Characters gain +100 Soldiers.
Card No. 261 • Illustration Ishikawa Fumi


Jowy2 (Premium Pack).png
Jowy

Leader

Male

Rune

New State

CS Link A.pngCS Blank B.pngCS Blank C.pngCS Blank D.pngCS Link E.pngCS Blank F.pngCS Blank G.pngCS Blank H.pngCS Blank I.png

Attack: 5 Military: 1500 Construction: 1
While this card is on the field, all Camp Royal Army.png characters gain +1 attack.
Card No. 273 • Illustration Ishikawa Fumi


Jowy (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Jowy

Leader

Male

Rune

Royal Army

CS Link A.pngCS Blank B.pngCS Blank C.pngCS Blank D.pngCS Link E.pngCS Blank F.pngCS Blank G.pngCS Blank H.pngCS Blank I.png

Attack: 4 Military: 400 Construction: 0
[Unite] Hero
Card No. CS2-143 • Illustration HACCAN


Concept and Design

Jowy concept art by Ishikawa Fumi

Initially, Jowy was shown in his designs as quite wild because he was older than the hero and was intended to be a delinquent-type character. As the characterization was finalized, Jowy's design became more lean and sympathetic-looking and his clothes changed to blue, in order to contrast with the red outfit of the hero. In early drafts, Jowy was wearing the same shoulder cloth as the hero, but this design element was dropped.

After his return to Highland, Jowy wears white, the color of the Blight royal family. However, a blue garment is visible on his chest, as if to show his inner heart and the belief that surrounds it.

As the main character's weapon was decided to be a tonfa, a Chinese weapon was chosen to match it for Jowy. There were several proposals, including a sword, a spear, and a tonfa like the hero's. Eventually the staff was chosen. Jowy twirls the staff over his head and then swings down at his enemies in a characteristic motion.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Greek mythology, the "Atreides" are the descendants of Atree "Fearless". The name Atreides designated thus Menelas and Agamemnon.
  • Jowy wields a Star Staff during his tenure in your group. The second and third levels of his weapon, the Heaven Staff and Heavenly Star Staff, can only be obtained through some sort of game-hack. Jowy departs long before his weapon can be modified that high, and when he makes one more return appearance later in the game, he is using an unnamed sword.
  • Jowy's name is misspelled as "Joei" at some point in conversations by both Pilika and Nanami later in the game.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.2 (ISBN 4-88317-825-0), pages 44-9
  2. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), pages 43, 86-7, 220-1
  3. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 135-6
  4. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), page 49, Character Archive page 29
  5. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 164-5, 255
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Characters
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Locations
City-State of JowstonHighland Kingdom
Locations Blue Moon VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill ForestMuse City
Lore
Events Dunan Unification War
Races HumanElfKoboldVampire
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneMoon RuneRune of Beginning
Terms Highland ArmyHowling Voice GuildTwin Snake Sword Großer Fluss
Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2 Crystal Valley no Kettō
Characters
Key characters Nash LatkjeCamusDominguezEilieFutchJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLena SuphinaMegMiklotovMillieRinaVikiZaj Quiroz
Other characters Hero IHero IIAbizboahAishaAnitaAppleBargeBolganBrightButzChucharaCladClantEsmeraldaGadgetGijimuGilbertHikusaakHumphrey MintzJonahJowy AtreidesKasumiKilleyKoyuLo WenLorelaiMakiMilich OppenheimerNanamiOulanRulodiaSasaraiSheenaSimone VerdricciStellaTedTonyValeriaVandamViki (child)Vincent de BouleWangYuzu
Locations
GrasslandHoly Kingdom of Harmonia
Locations Caleria (Caleria Fortress) • Crystal Valley (Klotzeo ChurchOne Temple) • Marid VillageMilit Village
Lore
Events Dunan Unification WarFestival of Hooves and Reed Pipes
Races HumanElfKobold
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
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