Jean-Paul's death and her relationship to Nora are slowly revealed detail by detail throughout the season, up until the team relocates to Carnival Town, where his past is more heavily explored. He was of Japanese descent and according to the people who knew him, he was one of the best recruits their Police Department had ever seen. His death took a really heavy toll on Nora's mental health.
Role in cases
- Slip Of A Tongue, Case #7 in Blue Coasts:
Up until this point, it was known that Nora's life had been ruined after a certain murder case, but nothing more than that. In this case, she mentions someone as "the man who got killed and made my life miserable", referencing the victim of said murder case. This man was Jean-Paul. Nora said that he had taught her a lot about guns and that he had also taught her to speak some Japanese, but hadn't taught her about happiness.
- The Hottest Girl, Case #14 in Blue Coasts:
After the arrest of the case's killer, Nora says that the man who had been killed in that case was her police partner and that the culprit had been an escaped prisoner. This was the reason for her not wanting to team up with the player after their arrival on Blue Coasts, since she didn't want any more partners that she would become close to so that they would later disappear.
Back at the police station, Chief George Nearnight talked to the player a bit more about Nora's previous partner, revealing that his name was Jean-Paul Takeda, and that he had been awarded with being an honorary citizen of Blue Coasts. He even said that Jean-Paul had been probably the best recruit the BCPD had ever had.
- Tombstone Groove, Case #19 in Blue Coasts:
After the case was solved, Nora said to the player that Jean-Paul had been not only her partner in their investigations but also her boyfriend, adding that they would have gotten married shortly afterwards if he hadn't died that day.
- Slayte, Case #23 in Blue Coasts:
As the player and Nora were talking about other stuff, she got reminded of Bob Way, and explained that he was the escaped prisoner who had killed Jean-Paul.
Later on, after having arrested the case's killer, Nora said that she was already pregnant when Jean-Paul got killed, indicating that Idaho MacMillon was actually Jean-Paul's daughter.
- Honeybee Democracy, Case #26 in Blue Coasts:
|Full name||Jean-Paul Takeda|
|Death||5~6 years before the events of Season 2|
|Cause of death||Murder?|
|Nationality||American (Blue Coasts)|
|Family||Idaho MacMillon (daughter)|
|Partner(s)||Nora MacMillon (fianceé)|
|Affiliation(s)||Blue Coasts Police Department|
|First appearance||The Hottest Girl (first mentioned by name)|
|Blue Coasts by PetersCorporal|
|Evergreen Tops||A Snob Case • Corpse Within The Dead • ☆Conquest Of Paradise • Manhunt • Hollywoods • ☆Snow Bunnies • Slip Of A Tongue|
Commander: Everett Sanderson // See also: MAFIA • Evergreen Tops Security Breach
|South Coast||Price Of Beauty • Sargassum Slaying • Deathblood Whirlpool • Phantom Ballplayer • Castaway Corpse • All-Points Bullets • The Hottest Girl|
Commander: Susan Kingston // See also: Miss Blue Coasts • Julep Montgomery
|City Center||Hell Freezing Over • Flight Of Fantasy • Six Feet Later • Slay Of The Art • Tombstone Groove • Cat Pursuit • Yell Bloody Murder|
Commander: Eva Dominique // See also: The Kitty Cats
|New Lakeland||Land Of Milk And Vinegar • Slayte • Bloodshed • Enough Rope • Honeybee Democracy • God Save The Queen Bee • The Buck Stops Here|
Commander: John Richard Way // See also: Blue Coasts Mayoral Elections • Martin Jenkins
|Middle Coast||Bang Bang For Your Buck • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • A Cop's Mugshot|
Commander: Hannah Eastminster // See also: Middle Coast Police Riots
|North Coast||??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ???|
Commander: // See also:
|Carnival Town||??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • Join The Joyride|
Commander: Uma Quest // See also: Jean-Paul Takeda • Color Joyride
|Industrial Park||??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ???|
Commander: Jim de la Garza // See also: Industrial Park Community Feud
|White Beaches||??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ???|
Commander: // See also: Mr E
|Seafalls||??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ??? • ???|
Commander: Andrew Salvatore // See also: Waterfall Bride
|Central characters||George Nearnight • Jerry Bryar • Nora MacMillon • Violet Nearnight • James Robert • Megan Staples • Thomas Ravens • Kyle Montgomery • Hans Rougel • Annabelle Chashiroua • Ousman Jawo • Peggy Jasmine|
See also: Reuben Thacks • Marthin Farren • Nora MacMillon's backstory