Nera Briscoletti

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Dragon Quest series character
Nera Briscoletti
Dragon Quest V
DQV DS Nera.png
Sprite Flora.gif
Japanese Name フローラ
Rōmaji Flora
Title Wife
Class Mage
Race Human (possibly Zenithian)
Age Assumed 6 (generation 2)
Assumed 16 (generation 2)
Assumed 24 (generation 3)
Voice Actor Kikuko Inoue (CD Theater)
Kana Hanazawa (Heroes)
Polly Eachus (Heroes, English)

Nera Briscoletti (Flora in the original Japanese versions) is a character and possible party member in Dragon Quest V. She is a blue-haired maiden and Rodrigo Briscoletti's daughter. Starting with the DS remake, she has a sister named Debora. She is one of the player's choices to be the hero's bride.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Nera is a gentle and modest girl, a stark contrast to her rude and outspoken sister Debora. Her outfit is a bright white and pink affair, its intricacies reflecting the rich family she comes from.

Story[edit]

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The player will first meet Nera at the start of the game where she is still a child, seeing both her and her sister for a short time before moving on in the story. Nera will not be seen again until the second generation, where the Hero will catch her runaway dog Bingo shortly after entering Mostroferrato for the first time. Mr. Briscoletti is in possession of the Zenithian shield, and will only give it to the man who marries his daughter. Looking for a man worthy enough to be her groom, he tasks perspective bachelors with retrieving the Circle of Fire & Circle of Water.

When the hero returns with both rings, Nera notices his friend Bianca and wonders if he has feelings for her. Her father asks that he choose between Nera and Bianca, agreeing to finance the wedding either way. Before he can make a decision, her sister Debora emerges and offers herself as a last minute bachelorette. If the player chose Nera, the two marry and she will continue to travel with you as the hero's wife. If the player does not marry her, Nera will marry Crispin Burns and live with him in the Briscoletti's second home.

Upon reaching the hero's homeland, the kingdom of Gotha, it is revealed that Nera 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 - but after a night of celebrations, Nera is abducted by monsters while most of the castle inhabitants were passed out. While attempting to rescue her from Kon the Knight at his towers, 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, Nera'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.

Equipment, Stats, and Abilities[edit]

Nera can equip most knives, whips, and staves. Her selection is virtually identical to Bianca], except she cannot wear the Metal King Helm.

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 8 99
HP 85 490
MP 53 540
Strength 33 130
Agility 46 255
Resilience 42 170
Wisdom 44 255
Luck 23 255
Initial gear Morning star, Scale shield, Cloak of evasion, Silver tiara

Spells[edit]

Of the three brides for the Hero, Nera is the most able when it comes to magic and relies more on spell usage than Bianca and Debora.

Level Learned Original Japanese PT Translation DS Version MP Description
1 ベホイミ Behoimi Healmore Midheal 5 A stronger form of Heal.
11 ルカナン Rukanan Decrease Kasap 4 Reduce the enemy's defensive power.
12 マヌーサ Manuusa Surround Dazzle 4 Creates mirror images of your party to encircle and confuse the enemy.
13 バイキルト Baikiruto Bikill Oomph 6 Doubles the attack power of an ally.
14 ラリホー Rarihoo Sleep Snooze 3 Cast to put the enemy to sleep.
15 トラマナ Toramana Stepguard Safe Passage 2 Walk safely over barriers.
16 ベギラマ Begirama Firebane Sizzle 6 This fire spell affects a group of enemies.
17 ラナルータ Ranaruuta Day-Night Tick-tock 4 Changes day into night and night into day.
18 マホカンタ Mahokanta Bounce Bounce 4 Deflect spells back to the caster.
20 メラミ Merami Blazemore Frizzle 4 A medium strength fireball that affects one enemy.
23 ザラキ Zaraki Defeat Thwack 7 Affects a group of enemies; try to snuff out their life force.
27 ベギラゴン Begiragon Firevolt Kasizzle 10 The strongest enemy group fire spell.
33 メラゾマ Merazoma Blazemost Kafrizzle 10 The strongest single enemy fire spell.
37 イオナズン Ionazun Explodet Kaboom 15 The strongest explosion spell.
Note: The MP cost is taken from the Super Famicom version.

Level up restriction[edit]

In the Super Famicom version of the game, Nera could only make it to Level 10 in the second generation, as well as being uncontrollable. The Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS versions remove this limitation and allows her to be controlled in the second generation.

Etymology[edit]

Nera's original Japanese name, Flora, is the name of the goddess of flowers in Roman mythology. She is also associated with springtime and fertility. Flora would lend her name to the English word, flora, which means plantlife of all kinds. The name Nera itself is a feminine form of the name Nero, and means "black" in Italian, contrasting her with Bianca, whose name means "white" in Italian.

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