Bianca Whitaker

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Bianca Whitaker
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
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Sprite(s) Youngbianca.gifBianca Whitaker DQV Sprite.pngBianca-spriteDS.png
Japanese name ビアンカ
Romaji Bianka
Title Girl from the Inn
Wife
Race Human
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descended from Zenithians
Age 8 (originally), 18 (after first timeshift), 26 to 28 (after second timeshift)
Family Whitey (adoptive father)
Voice actor Maria Kawamura (CD Theater)
Marina Inoue (Heroes)
Rosie Jones (Heroes, English)
Kasumi Arimura (Your Story, Japanese)
Stephanie Sheh (Your Story, English)

Bianca Whitaker (ビアンカ, Bianka) is a character in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. 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.

Like most other characters, her appearance in Heroes has been embellished slightly. Bianca now wears brown, knee-high leather boots held up with myrtle green ribbons at the top and black thigh-high stockings. Her belt is now yellow with black triangular designs all around it. Bianca's dress and cloak are embroidered with silver and gold designs respectively and her choker is now gold with small green gems decorating it.

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.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

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 Nintendo 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 that said her father would die and she would end up as a mistreated, sad bar maid in Mostroferrato.

Stats[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 Cell phone 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]

Bianca has a similar spell list to Nera, but she has fewer spells overall since she lacks Midheal, Kaboom and Tick-tock. She does possess the lowest level versions of Frizz and Sizz, which Nera lacks... but Nera has their higher level variants which outclass them in every way (aside from spell cost). Ultimately, Bianca is a decent mage but her advantages over Nera lie elsewhere, such as starting at a higher level, having slightly better physical strength, and being able to equip Metal King Helms, which Nera cannot.

In contrast, she is overall a superior mage to Debora, possessing all but one of Debora's spells (Whack), and a few that Debora does not (most notably, the Frizz line of spells).

Level Learned Original Japanese PT Translation DS Version MP Description
3 メラ
Mera
Blaze Frizz 2 A low strength fireball that affects a single enemy.
5 マヌーサ Manūsa Surround Dazzle 4 [5] Creates mirror images of your party to encircle and confuse the enemy.
7 ルカナン Rukanan Decrease Kasap 4 Reduce the enemy's defensive power.
8 ギラ
Gira
Firebal Sizz 4 This low strength fire spell affects a group of enemies.
12 ラリホー
Rarihō
Sleep Snooze 3 Cast to put the enemy to sleep.
13 バイキルト Baikiruto Bikill Oomph 6 Doubles the attack power of an ally.
15 ベギラマ Begirama Firebane Sizzle 6 This medium strength fire spell affects a group of enemies.
17 トラマナ Toramana Stepguard Safe Passage 2 Walk safely over barriers.
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.
Note: The initial MP costs are taken from the Super Famicom version, with changed cost for the DS version in brackets.

Equipment[edit]

  • Weapons
  • Helmets
  • Armor
  • Shields
  • Accessories
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Poison needle Attack +1
Paring knife Attack +5
Bronze knife Attack +12
Thorn whip Attack +18
Chain whip Attack +23
Poison moth knife Attack +24
Lightning staff Attack +27
Falcon knife earrings Attack +35
Staff of divine wrath Attack+35
Steel broadsword Attack +33
Morning star Attack+38
Staff of antimagic Attack+40
Morning star Attack+45
Somatic staff Attack+55
Stolos' staff Attack+60
Magma staff Attack+63
Spiked Steel Whip Attack +65
Staff of Resurrection Attack +66
Siren sword Attack +70
Faerie foil Attack +85
Gringham whip Attack +100
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Helmet Modifier(s)
Leather hat Defense +2
Hairband Defense +7
Fur hood Defense +11
Silver tiara Defense +14
Hermes' hat Defense +28
Happy hat Defense +35
Thinking cap Defense +40
Golden tiara Defense +45
Metal king helm Defense +70
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Plain clothes Defense+4
Handwoven cape Defense+6
Wayfarer's clothes Defense+7
Silk apron Defense+10
Leather armour Defense+11
Silk robe Defense+13
Leather dress Defense+17
Fur cape Defense+18
Dancer's costume Defense+20
Iron cuirass Defense+23
Cloak of evasion Defense+28
Robe of serenity Defense+33
Lacy bustier Defense+36
Glombolero Defense+40
Silver cuirass Defense+40
Shimmering dress Defense+45
Sage's robe Defense+50
Flowing dress Defense+55
Silk bustier Defense+60
Angel leotard Defense+70
Princess's robe Defense+80
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Ruinous shield Defense+0
Pot lid Defense+2
Leather shield Defense+4
Scale shield Defense+7
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Bianca's ribbon Wisdom+10
Crude image Luck+15
Meteorite bracer Agilityx2
Kamikazee bracer Style+10
Elfin charm
Circle of Water
Circle of Fire

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[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 the Accolade "Best Friend Bride" when having acquired all pieces of her outfit.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

The Luminary can visit the Briscoletti mansion on the eve of the wedding via the Echo Chamber in the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Due to a monster the actions of a monster sealed away by the Briscoletti ancestor Rodolfo, Bianca has been turned into an exact duplicate of Rodrigo on the eve of her wedding day. Thankfully, the groom is still away from the mansion and the monster has been located in Alltrades Abbey.

Bianca is very worried about how her father might handle her sudden transformation, fretting about how poor his health is already and that he doesn't need a major shock such as this. Once the transformation has been undone, she expresses her gratitude to the Luminary. She also mentions that he reminds her of the potential groom, and reminisces about their adventure in Uptaten towers.

Bianca also plays a role in the sabrecat incident at Chateau Felix, loaning her ribbon out to tame Saber once again. She will be happy to have been of help, and glad that her childhood pet has returned.

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

She is one of the three characters from V featured, alongside Nera Briscoletti and The Hero.

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 to attack the enemy party.

Dragon Quest Heroes and Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Bianca is one of the thirteen playable characters in the first game. She and Nera Briscoletti have been mysteriously transported to the land of Arba in the Dwarven settlement of Grannet 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 Let Die, 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 also 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.
  • Jessica Albert compliments Bianca's bow arm in Heroes and states that she'd probably be good with a whip, too, referencing the fact that she can equip whips in her original game and the developers were initially considering her whips as a weapon.

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