Eliza

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Dragon Quest series character
Eliza
Dragon Quest IV
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Japanese Name シンシア
Rōmaji Shinshia
Race Elf
Voice Actor Maria Kawamura (CD Theater)


Eliza (Cynthia in Japanese, and first localized as Celia in the NES version) is a minor character in Dragon Quest IV. She is the Hero's childhood friend, having grown up with them in their hidden village. Her age is unknown, but she is older than the hero. While it is not outright stated that she is an elf, this is heavily implied. In the Dragon Quest CD Theater, she has ruby tears, which is a special elf trait that Rose is hunted for in the game. She has the power to shapeshift, an ability that no other elves exhibit. She is the only other character to learn the spell Morph.

Like everyone else in the village, Eliza is fully committed to hiding and protecting the Hero from the forces of Hell until he or she is ready to gain the power to fight back. When the agents of Psaro raze the town, the Hero's father hides him in the storehouse, and she follows him in. As the demons draw near, Eliza states that she can't allow the Hero to die, and, taking on his form, rushes the attackers, sacrificing her life for him (or her).

Eliza's dialogue just prior to the attack is mildly suggestive of romantic feelings towards the Hero, as she states she wishes she could stay with him forever. This dialogue is the same if the protagonist is female.

At the end, she appears to have been restored to life and embraces the Hero in a hug. Afterwards, they are both greeted by the rest of The Chosen Ones.

In The Prologue, she shows off her shapeshifting powers to the hero by changing herself into a frog, and later, a rabbit.

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