Hero's Daughter (Dragon Quest V)
Princess of Gotha
|Dragon Quest V|
|Age||8 (after second timeshift)|
|Voice actor||Kae Araki (CD Theater)|
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
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.
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.
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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)|
|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|
|Staff of antimagic||Attack+40|
|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)|
|Leather hat||Defense +2|
|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)|
|Cloak of evasion||Defense+28|
|Robe of Serenity||Defense+33|
|Dragon Quest V (All)|
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 Sabre's name and asks the player to help her remember.
Madchen appears as a summonable hero in the game, with different cards showing off her various hair colors.
Madchen does not appear in the film, with the Legendary Hero being an only child.
- 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.