|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest V|
|Race||Human (possibly Zenithian)|
|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)
—Nera, observing the soldiers training in the Gotha barracks in Dragon Quest V.
"Wow! The dedication of these soldiers is so inspiring! It really gets me into it, too!"
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.
- 1 Appearance and Personality
- 2 Story
- 3 Equipment, Stats, and Abilities
- 4 Other Appearances
- 5 Level up restriction
- 6 Etymology
- 7 Gallery
Appearance and Personality
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.
Equipment, Stats, and Abilities
Nera can equip most knives, whips, and staves. Her selection is virtually identical to Bianca], except she cannot wear the Metal King Helm.
|Attribute||Starting Stats||Maximum Stats|
|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 ||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 ||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.
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.
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.
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
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".