Jules Noah (ジュール・ノア) or Renegade (背教者) is a playable character in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. He is named "Renegade" due to his strange, worn-out vestments. Due to his strong pessimism and reluctance to appear in public, only few people have managed to actually see him.
It seems that he has some sort of information about the Gllia region and Prison City.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
This section contains plot details of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.
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He is revealed in Chapter 6 to be Jules Noah, adopted son of the doctor Smirnov Noah. In his civilian form he is bound to his wheelchair due to an incurable degenerative disease, which is expected to kill him soon. Therefore, he must rely on his Monstrum form to walk around the city. He wrote a notebook called "Nails in the Coffin" which contains a list of things he wants to do before he dies. He could not forgive his adopted father for leaving him and his mother behind. Later it looks like his father is captured and locked in the Balduq Prison for unknown reasons but monstrums soon find out that Smirnov has been working with Zola and Chatelard on their alchemy experiments of his own accord. Near the end of the game, Smirnov reveals that he joined in hopes of finding a cure for his son's illness through the research he did with them.
Truth of the Monstrums
Later in the game it was revealed that he, along with all other Monstrums, is a homunculus created by Zola to fight the Grimwald Nox with Aprilis. They were originally planned to be raised and trained by Aprilis and Zola, but when Zola disappeared, Aprilis found the job too difficult to be done by herself. So she faked their identities and pretended they were war orphans to be adopted. When they became old enough to join the fight in Grimwald Nox, she sought them out and activated their powers by shooting an alchemy bullet at them and turning them into Monstrums.
In the epilogue, Smirnov tells Adol that they found a lead on a cure for Jules' disease. Jules also asks if he can visit Adol when he's cured, so that he can hear more about his adventures.
- The artbook contained in the limited edition of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is also named "Nails in the Coffin", after Jules' notebook.
- Jules and Hawk are the two monstrums who do not mind the curse of the Grimwald Nox. In Jules' case, the curse at least allows him to be healthy and mobile while he is in his monstrum form.
- Jules' illness is said to be something that his original self had, meaning all previous generations of his homunculi likely suffered that illness as well.
- The gift that Adol can give to Jules is the book about Five Dragons of Altago, which is crucial to the plot of Ys Seven.