Bianca

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Dragon Quest series character
Bianca Whitaker
Dragon Quest V
DQV DS Bianca.png
DQV DS Young Bianca.png
Sprite Youngbianca.gifBianca.gif
Japanese Name ビアンカ
Rōmaji Bianka
Title Girl from the Inn
Wife
Race Human (possibly Zenethian)
Age 8 (originally), 18 (after first timeshift), 28 (after second timeshift)
Family Whitey (adoptive father)
Voice Actor Maria Kawamura (CD Theater)
Marina Inoue (Heroes)
Rosie Jones (Heroes, English)

Bianca Whitaker (ビアンカ, Bianka) is a character in Dragon Quest V. She is a childhood friend of the Hero and one of his possible brides.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

As a young girl, Bianca wore her blonde hair in two braided pigtails with purple hairbands and she wears a long myrtle green cape over an orange dress. She has blue eyes. Bianca also wears silver bracelets, a belt with a silver buckle around her waist, dangling pink earrings, and black shoes with myrtle green socks. As an adult, Bianca wears her hair in a single braid with a silver hairband on the right side of her face and a myrtle green dress with an orange cloak attached. She still wears the same earrings and bracelets she did as a child, as well as a black belt with a silver buckle around her waist, a silver choker, and black leather boots worn with myrtle green stockings held up by string. Bianca is known as a great beauty, and many of the men in Stockenbarrel and Mostroferrato comment on her attractiveness.

Bianca is something of a tomboy as a child and she has a strong sense of justice, demonstrated when she deals with the bullies in Roundbeck. She has a love of the outdoors and enjoys going on adventures with the Hero, even when the two grow up. In the ten years that pass between their encounters, Bianca has become strong and independent, having to deal with the loss of her mother and her father's sickness. She is known for her good heart and is beloved by the people of Stockenbarrel. She is humble as well, putting the happiness of the hero before herself when faced with the difficult prospect of choosing a bride and wishes happiness for him at his wedding if he marries either Nera or Debora.

Story[edit]

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The hero and his father first meet Bianca Whitaker as a child in Whealbrook. She and her mother are in town getting medicine for her father. After the herb-maker is found in a cave, Pankraz escorts them back to their home in Roundbeck.

Pankraz is thinking of returning, but agrees to stay the night and catches a cold, and the party is unable to leave. While wandering around town with the Hero, they meet two kids who are bullying a sabrecat cub. After some discussion, they agree to give up the cat if they can defeat the ghosts at Uptaten Towers. This quest is successful, and she names the sabercat, also giving it a ribbon.

Bianca is not seen again until much later after the first timeskip. While searching for the Circle of Water as part of Mr. Briscoletti's tasks, the Hero stops in Stockenbarrel where he meets up with Bianca again. She unlocks a gate blocking the path to the Cataract Caves where the ring is stored, and accompanies him back to the town of Mostroferrato. Mr. Briscoletti asks him to choose whether he'll marry Bianca or his daughter Nera (or his other daughter Debora, in the DS remake). If the player chose Bianca, the two marry and she will continue to travel with you as the hero's wife.

Upon reaching the hero's homeland, the kingdom of Gotha, it is revealed that Bianca is pregnant and she will stay in the castle to rest until it is time. After he returns from the Riteof Passage, she gives birth to twins: a boy and a girl. The hero is coronated as the new King of Gotha. After a night of celebrations, Bianca is abducted by monsters while most of the castle inhabitants were passed out. While attempting to rescue her from Kon the Knight at his tower, it is learned that she has the blood of the legendary hero - and for this reason she and her husband are turned to stone by Bishop Ladja.

In the eight years that pass, Bianca's petrified form ended up at the temple of Crocodilopolis. The Hero and the children are able to finally free her, who rejoins the party. Together, they travel to Nadiria to find the hero's mother, Madeline, and defeat the Grandmaster of the Underworld.

If the player does not marry Bianca, she will return to Stockenbarrel and remain there throughout the game with her father, (whose health will recover regardless of who the Hero marries). She will not marry, but apparently has admirers and will not meet an unhappy fate in any version of the game, contrary to Internet rumors.


Equipment, Stats, and Abilities[edit]

Bianca can equip most knives, whips, and staves. Her armor selection includes lightweight tunics, robes, and female-exclusive equipment, but her choice in shields is limited. Unlike the other brides, she can wear the metal king helm.

Since Bianca is briefly a party member during the first generation, she starts out at level 1 and learns early magic spells, so unlike the other brides, she has a full selection of fire magic. In the Super Famicom version, when she rejoins at Stockenbarrel, she will automatically be leveled to level 10. In the PS2 version, her level will be the level she was as a child plus 2. In the DS and Mobile versions, her level will be the level she was as a child plus 10.

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 99
HP 18 530
MP 0 530
Strength 3 140
Agility 10 255
Resilience 5 150
Wisdom 20 255
Luck 2 255
Initial gear First generation:Paring knife, Pot lid, Handwoven cape
Second generation: Thorn whip, Scale shield, Leather dress, Hairband

Spells[edit]

Dragon Quest V (DS) 
Spell Level Learned
Frizz 3
Dazzle 5
Kasap 7
Sizz 8
Snooze 12
Oomph 13
Sizzle 15
Safe Passage 17
Bounce 18
Frizzle 20
Thwack 23
Kasizzle 27
Kafrizzle 33

Other Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Bianca appears as one of the special guests at the Quester's Rest in Stornway. This could be obtained when the DQVC was available using Nintendo's Wi-Fi Channel. When spoken to, Bianca gives the player different pieces of her outfit for fulfilling certain conditions. The player will receive an Accolade

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special[edit]

She is one of the three characters from V featured.

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory[edit]

Bianca can be summoned to perform a special attack. After leaping from the wagon, she jumps on Saber's back and uses the power of the Circle of Fire to trigger a volcanic eruption.

Dragon Quest Heroes and Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Bianca is one of the thirteen playable characters in the first game. She and Nera have been mysteriously transported to the land of Arba on the night before one of them is about to get married. In order to differentiate her from other playable characters, Bianca uses Bows as her weapon of choice in the game, and can cast both Frizz and Snooze in battle. Her Coup de Grâce is Ribbon of Memories, where she uses her ribbon to summon her trusty great sabrecat companion, here named Purrcy, who rushes out and strikes any enemies in front of her. Bianca can be played in co-op dungeons in Heroes II, but cannot be used in the regular story mode.

Etymology[edit]

Bianca is the Italian form of the name Blanche, which means "white, pure", contrasting her with Nera, whose name means black in Italian.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Dragon Quest Heroes, Bianca speaks with a Cornish accent.

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