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This is my first time coming before your eyes. I am the third son of the Blazing Meteor Dragon Tannin and Bova is my name.

–Bova introducing himself to Issei Hyoudou, Volume 22, Life.1 Those of us that were left behind!


Bova Tannin is the third and youngest son of the former Dragon King Tannin and the first person to be one of Issei's subordinates.


Bova bears a resemblances similar to his father, appearing as a Western Dragon about 10 meters tall.

He also has a mini-dragon form, similar to Tannin.


Bova is noted to be a ruffian for his bad attitude and has been noted not to have the same personality as his father who is well respected in the Underworld. Although Bova does show respect to certain individuals such as Issei. There are times when Bova can also get a bit emotional, such as in Volume 22 when he gets emotional over Issei's decision in their team meeting, praising him with exaggeration.

He despises being compared to his father and elder brothers due to having a sense of inferiority towards them.


Over the years, Bova has earned a bad reputation because of his delinquent behavior, well known throughout the Underworld, leaving some to doubt he is actually Tannin's son. He would constantly seek out powerful opponents to fight against.

Powers & Abilities

Immense Strength: As the son of the former Dragon King Tannin, Bova has inherited his father's strength. He is described as the strongest of Tannin's children, being famous for causing trouble in the Underworld by battling against powerful opponents which has earned him the nickname "Bova the Destroyer".[1]

Fire Breath: As a Dragon, Bova has the ability to breathe fire that is just as strong as his father's.

Size Alteration: Like his father before him, Bova can transform into a miniature Dragon form.

Flight: Like all Dragons, Bova can fly using his Dragon wings.


  • Bova means "brave", likely referring to his delinquent personality.
    • Bova's full name has three meanings: "brave howling", "brave dragon", and "brave crocodile".
  • Bova along with Great Red, are the only two characters (as well as the only two dragons) who have delinquent personalities.
  • Bova is the first character that wanted to be Issei’s subordinate, the second being Roygun Belphegor.
    • Eventually both Bova and Roygun become members of Team Red Dragon Emperor of the Blazing Truth.


  1. Volume 22, Life.1 Those of us that were left behind!