Princess Medea

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Dragon Quest series character
Princess Medea
Dragon Quest VIII
Japanese Name 王女ミーティア
Rōmaji Ōjo Mītia
Title Princess
Race Human (but cursed)
Age 18

""If it's a choice between marrying that twit and being a horse, you can make mine a grass sandwich!""

Princess Medea is a main character in Dragon Quest VIII.


Medea is the courageous daughter of King Trode and the princess of the Kingdom of Trodain. She was cursed by Dhoulmagus to have the form of a horse.

She is one of only three in the castle that were not petrified, the others being Trode and The Hero. While in Pickham, she is stolen, sold to Red, and later returned for the Venus' Tear.

It was thought that she and Trode would be returned to normal after Dhoulmagus was defeated, but as it turned out, he was not the problem. Later, she and her father were returned to normal when Rhapthorne was defeated. Unlike Jessica, she is the classical maiden. Medea was renowned throughout the land for her loveliness and, even as a horse, she enchanted people with her exceptional beauty. Only those with keen supernatural power were able to perceive her true nature.

Eventually, the journey led to a mystical spring, from which the waters were able to disrupt the curse. By drinking from them, she was able to return to human form temporarily. She also developed the ability to communicate telepathically with the Hero, but only when both of them were asleep.

Despite the engagement to Prince Charmles of Argonia, she harbored strong feelings for the Hero, who was also her childhood friend. She eventually married the Hero after he had been accused of kidnapping her. In the special ending sequence (obtained due to possessing the Argon ring) of the game as decreed by King Clavius, the Hero is the rightful groom.


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