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Jao
JaoBadge

Jao's Steam badge.

Jao is a small winged serpent-like creature that appears to be the support animal for NORA MA-07 "Garuda" as well as its crew, Leibniz and Lucia. His current status is unknown.

Appearances[]

So far Jao has only appeared in supplemental material, first appearing in the booklet for the Blaster Master Zero 2 original soundtrack before making subsequent appearances as the level 5 Steam Badge for Blaster Master Zero 2 and later on the cover of the Blaster Master Zero 3 original soundtrack.

WingOfMadoola

The cover of Wing of Madoola, featuring it's protagonist, Lucia.

Trivia[]

  • Jao's appearance seems to be based on the crest on the circlet worn by the protagonist of Sunsoft's 1986 Nintendo Famicom release The Wing of Madoola.
    • The same protagonist is also the inspiration for Leibniz's support droid, Lucia.
  • Jao is the only support animal for a known MA crew to not make an appearance in any of the games; it is currently unknown if he suffered the same fate as Lucia, though it's supplemental appearances suggest he didn't.
  • Jao's design documents hint that he was planned to appear extensively in Blaster Master Zero 2 before getting cut. Apparently, he was to be "Fred's natural enemy" who would "gradually mutate" with each appearance; his initial appearance would show him as small, wingless and more playful, before he would later mutate into his present form.
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