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Dragon Quest series character
Nera Briscoletti
Dragon Quest V
DQV DS Nera.png
Sprite Flora.gifFlora-nera-spriteDS.png
Japanese Name フローラ
Rōmaji Flora
Title Wife
Race Human
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descended from Zenithians
Age Assumed 8 (generation 2)
Assumed 18 (generation 2)
Assumed 26 to 28 (generation 3)
Voice Actor Kikuko Inoue (CD Theater)
Kana Hanazawa (Heroes)
Polly Eachus (Heroes, English)

"Wow! The dedication of these soldiers is so inspiring! It really gets me into it, too!"

—Nera, observing the soldiers training in the Gotha barracks in Dragon Quest V.

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. She has long flowing blue hair which is tied by a big pink ribbon. She also wears a golden choker, bracers, and earrings. She also wears a toga-style white gown, which is worn over a longer pink dress, held together by an obi-sash with gold and jewels, once again showing her family's wealth.


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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 her own childhood friend 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.


Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 8 99
HP 85 490
MP 53 540 [450]
Strength 33 130 [220]
Agility 46 255
Resilience 42 170
Wisdom 44 255
Luck 23 255
Initial gear Morning star, Scale shield, Cloak of evasion, Silver tiara
Note: The stat values are taken from the Super Famicom version, with changed final stats for the DS version in brackets.


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, having the most overall spells of the three. Additionally, she is the only bride candidate with the ability to heal in any way, starting with Midheal in most versions [or can learn it within a couple of levels from when she joins]. She is also the only bride with the explosive Boom family of spells.

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 [5] 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 [3] 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 initial MP costs are taken from the Super Famicom version, with changed cost for the DS version in brackets.


  • 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
Dragon Quest V (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Crude Image Luck+15
Meteorite Bracer Agilityx2
Kamikaze Bracer Style+10
Elfin Charm
Circle of Water
Circle of Fire

Other Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Nera 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, Nera gives the player different pieces of her outfit for fulfilling certain conditions. The player will receive the Accolade "Well-Bred Bride" when having acquired all pieces of her outfit.

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

She is one of the three characters from V featured, alongside Bianca and the Hero.

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory[edit]

Nera can be summoned to perform a special attack. After leaping from the wagon, she pets a shellslime for a moment, and then raises her hands to the sky, using the Circle of Water to summon a tidal wave at the enemy party.

Dragon Quest Heroes and Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Nera is one of the thirteen playable characters in the first game. She and Bianca 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, Nera uses Wands as her weapon of choice in the game, and can cast both Boom and Oomph in battle. Her Coup de Grâce is Big Banga, where she raises her wand to the sky, twirling it around to gather magic, which she then flings forward as a giant bubble to create an incredible explosion a few yards ahead of her. Nera can also be played in co-op dungeons in Heroes II, but cannot be used in the regular story mode.

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.


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 symbolic Hebrew name given to girls born on Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and means "candle" or "Light". It is also the feminine form of nero, the Italian word for the color black; this serves to contrast Bianca, whose name means "white".