Hero's Daughter (Dragon Quest V)

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Hero's daughter
Princess of Gotha
Dragon Quest V
Madchen, The hero's daughter in the Bianca route
Japanese name 女の子
Romaji Onnanoko
Title Daughter
Class Hero
Race Human
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descended from Zenithians
Age 8 (after second timeskip)
Family The Hero (father)
Bianca Whitaker (potential mother)
Nera Briscoletti (potential mother/aunt)
Debora Briscoletti (potential mother/aunt)
Prince of Gotha (brother)
Pankraz (grandfather)
Madalena (grandmother)
Prince Albert (granduncle)
Whitey (potential grandfather)
Rodrigo Briscoletti (potential grandfather)
Romana Briscoletti (potential grandmother)
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 ten 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 Nintendo 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 more 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.


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

Madchen was born with her twin brother in the castle town of Gotha shortly before her father was coronated as the king. However, their mother Bianca Whitaker/Nera Briscoletti/Debora Briscoletti was abducted by monsters during the rite of passage ceremony and their father went missing searching for his bride. Her nursemaid's quick thinking to hide 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.

Base 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. Although Madchen's resilience is higher than her father's or her brother's, she cannot equip the heavier armours.

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


Level Learned Original Japanese PT Translation DS version MP Description
-- ヒャド Hyado 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
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
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
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 マヒャド Mahyado 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.

**Zoom and Evac only cost 1 MP in the Cell phone versions of the game.


Dragon Quest V (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Poison needle Attack +1
Paring knife Attack +5
Bronze knife Attack +12
Thorn whip Attack +18
Poison moth knife Attack +24
Chain whip Attack +28
Falcon knife earrings Attack +35
Staff of divine wrath Attack+35
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) 
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+37
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 VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Madchen makes a cameo in Reaper's Peak alongside her brother and Sancho in the Super Famicom Version, utilizing the NPC sprite for normal girls found in the game. In the DS and its later ports she appears with her proper sprite seen in the remake of V for the same handheld, and three versions of her appear to match the three potential brides: Bianca's daughter is helping her run the inn, Nera's daughter is having a picnic outside, and Debora's daughter is standing next to the well that leads to the Fungeon. Bianca's daughter has forgotten Saber's name and asks the player to help her remember.

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory[edit]

Madchen is the avatar for female players and can equip a wider variety of gear than she can in her home game, with official art depicting her wielding a pair of Beast claws and wearing Training togs.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Madchen appears as a summonable hero in the game, with different cards showing off her various hair colors.

Dragon Quest: Your Story[edit]

Madchen does not appear in the film, with the Legendary Hero being an only child.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Madchen appears as a S-rank member of the Hero family as part of the limited True Dragon Quest V event on her own banner alongside Drag-goon. She can participate in Purrcy's Battle Road as a party member.

Madchen (タバサ Tabasa)Tactlogo.png

Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Hero.png
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact MagicType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1,166 545 3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
246 346 471 475 60
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Royal Rally Multiblast* Big Freeze*
Coup de Grâce: Madchen Cannon*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Blessing of Lofty Peak / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Spell Potency/Recovery +5% / Stats Up /
Princess of Gotha: When attacking: For number of attacked enemies only, occasionally raises Tension for 1 turn.
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Spell Potency/Recovery +5% / Stats Up /
Auto HP/MP Regen (S): Action start: Heals 5% of max HP and restores 4% of max MP.
Leader Perks
Raises spell potency of allies, including herself, by 15% in a 5x5 square around her.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
WIS +15
Max MP +15
Runaway Magic Chance +15%: Raises Runaway Magic chance by 15%. Spell Potency/Recovery +2%
Perk Details
Blessing of Lofty Peak: Heals 50% of the user's max HP when HP drops to 70% or less up to 2 times per battle
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Immune Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Super Weak Normal


  • 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).
  • According to Parry, she is a picky eater. Her father is also implied to have this trait.
  • 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.