|Name (Japan)|| ブロネフ・ライネル|
|Appearances|| Miracle Mask|
|Japanese VA||Masachika Ichimura|
|Occupation||Head of Targent|
|Children|| Jean Descole|
|Others|| Leonard Bloom (subordinate)|
Bronev has grey hair in a rough style. He has a beard and mustache. His eyes are hidden by his sunglasses. He sports a red shirt and over that a blue jacket with a white handkerchief in his left-top pocket. He has very thin legs on which he wears white trousers and brown shoes.
Bronev appears to be bossy and is the leader of the Targent agency. Not much is known concerning him, but he is ruthless towards his underlings, including Leonard Bloom when the two discussed the Mask of Order. He is also very determined in his goals, wishing to utilize the legacy of the Azran civilization.
A man whose identity is shrouded in mystery. Detective Bloom is his subordinate, and he appears to have some sort of connection with Descole, but even this fact is, at present, unclear. He seems to be looking for something related to the Azran civilization...but what?
- Main article: Gallery:Leon Bronev
- His character profile in Miracle Mask is only unlocked after solving all 150 normal puzzles in the game.
- In the final scene of the US version of the Miracle Mask, Bronev remarks "It is perfect weather for a day of world domination" when he first gets out of the car. This line is dropped in the British version.
- This last point is heavily ironic, given the fact that Bronev joined Targent following the death of his partner, who wanted him to utilize the Azran legacies in order to build a peaceful world. However, he is prepared to kill people if necessary - whether this is a bluff or not is unknown.
- His English first name Leon may come from his lion-like appearance and his determined personality.
- Strangely enough, his Japanese first name (Broneph/Bronev) appears to be his English last name.
- Bronev seems to be a tribute to Ernst Stavro Blofeld the primary villain of the James Bond film series. The similarities to the famous supervillain include the operation of a large, evil organization, a similar sounding name, and his initial appearance with a hidden face while stroking a cat.
|v · d · eCharacters in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask|
|Major||Alphonse Dalston • Angela Ledore • Bronev • Emmy Altava • Henry Ledore • Jean Descole • Leonard Bloom • Luke Triton • Professor Layton • Randall Ascot • The Masked Gentleman|
|Minor||Aldus • Artie • Collette • Cookie • Doug • Drake • Firth • Frankie • Gonzales • Gustav • Guy • Hanna • Inspector Clamp Grosky • Juggles • Lionel • Lucille Layton • Madame Lapushka • Madelaine • Mayor Rich Billson • Michelle • Mordy • Mr. Collins • Mrs. Ascot • Murphy • Nana Grams • Nils • Pascal • Puck • Roland Layton • Sheffield • Sterling • Stumble • Tanya • Tyrone • Yukkles|
|Animals||Faithful Steed • Gallant Steed • Maurice • Parrot • Rabbit • Spirited Steed|
|v · d · eCharacters in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy|
|Major||Professor Layton • Luke Triton • Emmy Altava • Desmond Sycamore • Aurora • Leon Bronev|
|Minor||Amanita • Amelie • Babak • Banu • Beatrix • Benni • Bishop • Blewitt • Boris • Brenda Triton • Bud • Button • Chanterelle • Chestnut • Clark Triton • Dana • Dariya • Dean Delmona • Derringer • Donna • Flint • Gannet • Granny Riddleton • Hanna • Harald • Igor • Javier • Joachim • Julien • Lepidella • Larisa • Leonard Bloom • Mackintosh • Mascha • Mehri • Miranda • Moos • Morel • Piet • Policeman • Prima • Raymond • Romilda • Rook • Ruby • Scarlett • Sheppard • Sonya • Umid|
|Animals||Felicia • Hazel • Keats • Old Red|