Hero's Daughter (Dragon Quest V)

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Dragon Quest series character
Hero's daughter
Princess of Gotha
Dragon Quest V
Madchen, The hero's daughter in the Bianca route
Japanese Name 女の子
Rōmaji Onnanoko
Title Daughter
Class Hero
Race Human
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descended from Zenithians
Age 8 (after second timeshift)
Voice Actor Kae Araki (CD Theater)

The Hero's daughter is the legendary hero's twin sister in Dragon Quest V. She is eight years old at the beginning of the third generation and 10 at the game's finale.

In English her default name is Madchen. In Japanese her default names are Annie (アニー) on the SNES and Tabatha (タバサ) on the DS. In the CD Theater audio drama and official novelizations, her name is Poppy (ポピー) .

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Madchen's hair color is inherited from her mother and is worn in a bowl cut fixed with two green ribbons. She wears a white tunic that doubles as a dress, along with white gloves and boots with evergreen inner lining. Her over-sized cape is a light shade of purple and covers her sword as it drags behind her. Madchen's plain belt has a pouch fastened to it.

Madchen is the move focused and serious of the twins, but is just as prone to bouts of childish glee and wonderment as her brother is. She has the extra-sensory ability to read the emotions of animals and monsters, making her sympathetic to the friendlier monsters that suffer the association of their evil brethren and wishes there was a way for humans and monsters to live alongside one another as her father's tamed monsters do in Gotha. Though normally mature for her age, Madchen will not hesitate to ask her father to hold her hand when she is upset or frightened. Though she won't admit it, Madchen is a little jealous of her brother's status as the legendary hero and has a hard time seeing what "all the fuss is about" as she sees Parry as her brother first and world savior second.

Story[edit]

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Madchen was born with her twin brother in the castle town of Gotha shortly before his father was coronated as the king. However, their mother Bianca/Nera/Debora was abducted by monsters during a rite of passage ceremony off the castle grounds and their father went missing searching for his bride. Her nursemaid's quick thinking and hiding the twins under their parents' bed was the only thing that saved them from being abducted along with their mother. Bereft of their parents, the siblings were raised by their remaining extended family and Sancho.

Eight years later Madchen, along with her brother and Sancho, finally located their petrified father after much searching. Using the Stolos' staff, she was able to restore him to life. With the hero recuperated, the twins journeyed with their father in search of their missing mother for a further two years. After rescuing their mother in Crocodilopolis, she traveled with his father, mother, and brother into the underworld of Nadiria in search of his grandmother, Madalena.


Stats[edit]

Madchen can equip most knives, whips, and staves. Unlike her mother, she can also equip a silver shield. She is principally a spellcaster, in particular learning ice and blast spells.

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 5 99
HP 67 540
MP 24 530
Strength 8 170
Agility 60 255
Resilience 18 180
Wisdom 30 255
Luck 31 255
Initial gear Staff of antimagic, Scale shield, Robe of serenity, Fur hood

Spells[edit]

Level Learned Original Japanese PT Translation DS Version MP Description
-- N/A Crack 3 A weak ice spell. Added for the PS2 version and subsequent releases.
5 マヌーサ Manuusa Surround Dazzle 4 Creates mirror images of your party to encircle and confuse the enemy.
5 ルーラ
Ruura
Return Zoom 8 Allows instantaneous travel to places previously visited.
9 リレミト Riremito Outside Evac 8 Cast in a cave to return to the surface.
11 イオ
Io
Bang Bang 5 A small explosion spell; affects all enemies.
14 ヒャダルコ Hyadaruko** Snowblast Crackle 5 An ice spell which affects an enemy group.
16 バイキルト Baikiruto Bikill Oomph 6 Doubles the attack power of an ally.
18 ラナルータ Ranaruuta Day-Night Tick-tock 4 Changes day into night and night into day.
20 ラリホー Rarihoo Sleep Snooze 3 Cast to put the enemy to sleep.
22 ルカナン Rukanan** Decrease Kasap 4 Reduce the enemy's defensive power.
24 イオラ
Iora
Boom Boom 8 A stronger form of Bang.
27 マホカンタ Mahokanta Bounce Bounce 4 Reflects spells back at the caster.
30 ヒャダイン Hyadain** Blizzard Kacrackle 12 An ice spell which affects all enemies; stronger than Crackle.
32 ドラゴラム Doragoramu Bedragon Puff! 18 Turns the caster into a huge dragon.
36 イオナズン Ionazun Explodet Kaboom 15 The strongest explosion spell.

**It is believed that the Japanese name listed is correct; however, this has not yet been verified.

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
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
Silver Shield Defense+55
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Bianca's Ribbon Wisdom+10
Crude Image Luck+15
Meteorite Bracer Agilityx2
Kamikaze Bracer Style+10
Elfin Charm
Circle of Water
Circle of Fire

Trivia[edit]

  • Madchen has acrophobia and will go so far as to walk with her eyes closed if in the party in a high area. Other times she will clutch on to her father and refuse to let go until the party descends.
  • Both Madchen and Parry inherit their hair color from their mother (e.g. blonde hair as Bianca's children).
  • Her full name in the CD drama and novels in Japanese is ポピレア・エル・シ・グランバニア - Popirea El Cie Granvania. Granvania is the Japanese name for Gotha.
  • There is a persistent misconception that Madchen can recruit monsters like her father. This is false and was likely spread due to the fact that the hero can recruit monsters even while dead or in the wagon, and the in-game dialogue that describes the lass as being fond of monsters and able to understand the feelings of animals.
  • A secondary rumor is that having her in the party doubles the chance for a monster to rise up after battle, but this is also false.

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