Veronica (Dragon Quest XI)

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A gifted young girl who wields powerful offensive spells. Fearless and a bit of a tomboy, she will stand up to anyone, be they an adult or even a fearsome monster.
Veronica
Dragon Quest XI
Veronica alternate pose artwork 1.png
Sprite(s) Veronica sprite walk.gif
Japanese name ベロニカ
Romaji Beronika
Title Keeper
Class Mage
Race Human
Age 16(chronologically)
Family Serena (twin sister)
Fidelus (father)
Alma (mother)
Serenica (ancestor)
Voice actor Maaya Uchida (Japanese, Dragon Quest Rivals, XI S)
Lauren Coe (English)

Veronica (ベロニカ, Beronika) is a character in Dragon Quest XI. She is a brash, prodigal mage who wields offensive spells and comes from the land of Arboria. Both she and her twin sister, Serena, are Keepers who have sworn themselves to protect and aid the Luminary on his journey.

Appearance & Personality[edit]

Veronica appears to be a very young girl with light skin, indigo-colored eyes, and long blonde hair with a fringe worn in two braids, tied in orange hairbands at the ends. She wears a long red wizard's hat, a red dress with a large red bow in the front over a cream-colored smock with puffed sleeves, blue bracelets, and purple leather shoes with orange socks. She also carries a very large wand topped with a red orb that is much taller than her.

She is a strong-willed magical prodigy, but hates being treated like a child. This is due to the fact that Veronica is actually older than she appears, but after an encounter in Hotto with monsters serving the Lord of Shadows, her appearance was transformed into that of a young girl and she temporarily lost her magical powers. With the aid of the Luminary and Erik, Veronica was able to rescue her sister Serena and defeat the monster who stole her powers, Jarvis, but she did not return to her true age. Despite her displeasure at her childish form, Veronica enjoys getting piggyback rides from Hendrik due to his height, something that she wouldn't be able to do normally.[1]

Although she has an abrasive personality and frequently clashes with others, Veronica has a kind heart and frequently worries about her younger twin due to Serena's haplessness. Since the two sisters traveled alone for some time, Veronica enjoys sitting around the campfire with her companions, especially watching Serena perform with her harp. Due to her sworn mission to protect the Luminary, she has a tendency to be hard on others, but is particularly hard on herself and holds herself to the highest standards. Her favorite type of food is spicy and her most prized possession is the flute that she received from the elder of Arboria. She relieves stress by arguing with Erik. Veronica's ambition is to become a magic teacher when peace is achieved.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

"I never thought I'd finally meet you in a place like this! It's funny how things work out."

—Upon introducing herself to the Luminary in Hotto

Veronica and her twin sister Serena are the descendants of the ancient sage Serenica, who accompanied the original Luminary Erdwin on his journey against the Dark One. The two hail from the land of Arboria and are Keepers, a group of people dedicated to protecting the Luminary and helping him fight against the evils of Erdrea. The two girls have known since birth that they would aid the Luminary on his journey, eventually setting out from their hometown after the Elder of Arboria received a vision that the Luminary had reappeared in the world.

Veronica is a mage, being capable of casting an array of powerful offensive spells in battle, including the Frizz, Sizz, Bang, and the majority of the Crack series of spells, as well as access to some useful utility spells such as Sap and Decelerate. However, she has some of the lowest max HP and Resilience in battle, so care must be taken that she does not fall victim to the enemy's attacks in battle. Her weapons of choice are heavy wands and whips and her equipment is limited to robes and other pieces of clothing and hats for spellcasters.

Base stats & pep bonus[edit]

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 12 99
HP 55 545
MP 57 660
Strength 20 280
Agility 38 390
Resilience 9 170
Magical Might 63 660
Magical Mending 0 0
Deftness 38 390
Charm 35 250
Initial gear Veronica's staff, Hairband, Silk robe
Thorn whip (in inventory)
Pep boost Magical might +20% (40%), resilience +40% (60%),
Spell critical hit rate (rate further increased)
Parenthesis accounts for pep-up power-up bonus.
  • Veronica also possesses a full immunity to being charmed and a minor weakness to being stunned via laughter


Spells[edit]

Name MP Level Target Description
Frizz 2 12 One enemy Up to 34~38 damage at 150 magical might
Sizz 3 12 Enemy group Up to 28~36 damage at 132 magical might
Crack 3 12 One enemy Up to 43~53 damage at 172 magical might
Sap 2 12 One enemy NA
Magic Barrier 4 12 Party NA
Decelerate 2 12 One enemy NA
Fizzle 3 13 Enemy group NA
Bang 6 13 One ally Up to 44~52 damage at 195 magical might
Dedazzle 2 14 One ally NA
Deceleratle 4 17 All enemies NA
Kasap 4 18 Enemy group NA
Fuddle 3 19 Enemy group NA
Sizzle 7 21 Enemy group Up to 82~90 damage at 227 magical might
Frizzle 8 23 One enemy Up to 106~122 damage at 287 magical might
Drain Magic 0 24 One enemy NA
Crackle 8 26 Enemy group Up to 88~104 damage at 249 magical might
Bounce 6 27 One ally NA
Boom 12 29 All enemies Up to 140~148 damage at 304 magical might
Oomphle 8 31 One ally NA
Blunt 6 36 One enemy NA
Kasizz 16 38 Enemy group Up to 216~232 damage at 362 magical might
Kafuddle 8 42 All enemies NA
Kacrack 20 44 All enemies Up to 224~256 damage at 323 magical might
Kafrizz 21 54 One enemy Up to 307~331 damage at 344 magical might
Kaboom 24 57 All enemies Up to 262~278 damage at 390 magical might
Kasizzle 48 64 Enemy group Up to 632~664 damage at 900 magical might
Magic Burst All 70 All enemies Three times Veronica's MP as non-elemental damage, must have at least 64 MP to cast

Character builder[edit]

Heavy Wands[edit]
Name Skill points MP Range Pep Oomph Info
MP Absorption When Wielding +2% 3 -- -- -- -- N/A
Beelzefreeze 4 2 One enemy No Yes 150% damage to Demon family monsters with a 25% chance to paralyze
Minor MP Recovery After Battle 6 -- -- -- -- N/A
Antimagic 8 2 -- -- -- Attempts to fizzle a foe
Magical Might +10 10 -- -- -- -- N/A
Staff of Salvation 13 4 -- -- -- Restores up to 130~150 HP to an ally
Ring of Ruin 13 4 -- -- -- Raises the spell critical hit rate for all allies by 20%, and by 80% for Zam spells
Magical Might +20 14 -- -- -- -- N/A
Moderate MP Recovery After Battle 14 -- -- -- -- N/A
Maximum MP When Wielding +20 16 -- -- -- -- N/A
MP Absorption When Wielding +4% 16 -- -- -- -- N/A
Maximum MP When Wielding +10 18 -- -- -- -- N/A
Magical Might +30 20 -- -- -- -- N/A
Zing Stick 20 12 -- -- -- 100% revival chance with up to half max HP restored
Pep Chance +10% 25 -- -- -- -- N/A
Whips[edit]
Name Skill points MP Range Pep Oomph Info
Hypnowhip 3 5 One group No Yes 110% damage, 25% chance to fuddle foes for 3~6 turns
Attack Power When Wielding +10 4 -- -- -- -- N/A
Lashings of Love 6 2 One group No Yes 150% (plus 5) damage to Humanoid family monsters
Hit the Hay 7 5 One group No Yes 110% damage, 25% chance to snooze foes for 1~4 turns
Attack Power When Wielding +15 9 -- -- -- -- N/A
Attack Power When Wielding +20 13 -- -- -- -- N/A
Attack Power When Wielding +20, second boost 14 -- -- -- -- N/A
Starstrike 14 5 One group No Yes 110% damage, 25% chance to dazzle foes for 5~7 turns
Maximum MP +20 16 -- -- -- -- N/A
MP Absorption When Wielding +2% 16 -- -- -- -- N/A
Trammel Lash 16 5 One group No Yes 110% damage, 25% chance to paralyze foes for 1~4 turns
Twin Dragon Lash 18 8 One enemy No First hit Two strikes at double power, 400% damage total
Whipcrackle 20 16 One group No Yes 320% lightning damage, higher chance to critical hit
Wyrm Whip 20 12 One enemy No First hit Three strikes to a single enemy at 60% power for 180% total damage, strips target of all buffs
Pep-Up Power-Up 25 -- -- -- -- Boosts the character's attribute bonuses even further when they are Pepped up.
Vim[edit]
Name Skill points MP Range Pep Oomph Info
Magical Might +10 8 -- -- -- -- N/A
Maximum MP +10 8 -- -- -- -- N/A
Spooky Aura 8 3 -- -- -- Reduces enemy resistance to spells by 25% for 4~6 turns
Wizard Ward 8 3 -- -- -- Raises Veronica's spell resistance by 50% for 4~6 turns
Fire and Earth Resistance +20% 10 -- -- -- -- N/A
Ice and Wind Resistance +20% 10 -- -- -- -- N/A
Sage's Breath 12 0 -- -- -- Restores 5% of Veronica's max MP for five turns
Channel Anger 14 16 -- -- -- Raises Veronica's magical might by 50% for 4~6 turns
Light and Lightning Resistance +20% 14 -- -- -- -- N/A
Magical Might +20 14 -- -- -- -- N/A
Magical Might +30 16 -- -- -- -- N/A
Maximum MP +30 16 -- -- -- -- N/A
Kaboomle 20 60 All enemies Yes No Deals up to 704~736 light damage to all foes at 900 magical might
Kafrizzle 20 52 One enemy Yes No Deals up to 746~780 fire damage to one foe at 900 magical might
Enchanting Echo 25 -- -- -- -- Veronica's spells have a 20% chance to echo. Magic burst does not work with this trait

Equipment[edit]

  • Weapons
  • Helmets
  • Armor
  • Accessories
Dragon Quest XI (S: Definitive Edition) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Veronica's staff Attack +10
Thorn whip Attack +11
Faerie staff Attack +15
Battle whip Attack +17
Wizard's staff Attack +17
Watermaul wand Attack +20
Rod of rapidity Attack +22
Rune staff Attack +23
Staff of sentencing Attack +23
Lightning staff Attack +24
Hocus locus Attack +27
Rosewhip Attack +27
Shiverstick Attack +28
Hypnowhip Attack +30
Staff of antimagic Attack +30
Spirit staff Attack +33
Beastly bullwhip Attack +34
Staff of divine wrath Attack +35
Lightning conductor Attack +36
Tsunami staff Attack +36
Celestial sceptre Attack +38
Scorpion tail Attack +43
Sage's staff Attack +45
Queen's whip Attack +47
Hieroglyph staff Attack +48
Dragontail whip Attack +50
Siren's staff Attack +50
Magma staff Attack +51
Sacrosanct staff Attack +53
Bright staff Attack +55
Wyrmwand Attack +55
Supreme sage's staff Attack +63
Shinning staff Attack +70
Demon whip Attack +72
Empress's whip Attack +76
Staff of resurrection Attack +77
Beelzebarb Attack +83
Brilliant staff Attack +84
Triple-tine whip Attack +84
Malevolash Attack +87
Rod of paradise Attack +88
Staff of eternity Attack +90
Archdemon whip Attack +96
Gringham whip Attack +96
Aurora staff Attack +104
Godbird sceptre Attack +104
Mega gringham whip Attack +123
Goddess whip Attack +135
Giga gringham whip Attack +147
Anchor of rancour Attack +155
Hellbeast's leash Attack +158
Über gringham whip Attack +182
Dragon Quest XI (S: Definitive Edition) 
Helmets Modifier(s)
Leather hat Defense +3
Feathered cap Defense +8
Baby boar hat Defense +12
Tricky turban Defense +12
Bunny ears Defense +14
Cat hat Defense +16
Feathered headband Defense +17
Cute cap Defense +18
Fur hood Defense +18
Malleable mask Defense +19
Coral hairpin Defense +20
Hermes' hat Defense +20
Silver tiara Defense +24
Magical hat Defense +25
Happy hat Defense +31
Gold circlet Defense +33
Papillon mask Defense +33
Scholar's cap Defense +33
Stellar starflower Defense +41
Star circlet Defense +42
Black cat hat Defense +48
Golden tiara Defense +50
Autumn shower hat Defense +51
Spring breeze hat Defense +51
Summer cloud hat Defense +51
Phantom mask Defense +51
Winter sky hat Defense +51
Crown of eternity Defense +54
Dragon Quest XI (S: Definitive Edition) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Plain clothes Defense +4
Arriviste's vest Defense +5
Elevating vest Defense +5
Vest for success Defense +5
Wayfarer's clothes Defense +7
Silk robe Defense +10
Leather armour Defense +11
Leather dress Defense +15
Baby boar costume Defense +18
Fizzle-retardant blouse Defense +21
Cat suit Defense +25
Pretty pinny Defense +33
Robe of serenity Defense +34
Uniforme de l'académie Defense +35
Magic vestment Defense +39
Glombolero Defense +40
Witch's robe Defense +43
Princess robe Defense +44
Magical skirt Defense +45
Spangled dress Defense +46
Queen's robe Defense +53
Sage's robe Defense +55
Flowing dress Defense +59
Empress's robe Defense +61
Shimmering dress Defense +67
Little angel's frock Defense +70
Liquid metal jacket Defense +70
Angel's robe Defense +71
Crimson robe Defense +73
Stellar suit Defense +79
Dragon robe Defense +88
Black cat costume Defense +93
Gown of eternity Defense +100
Metal king jacket Defense +101
Uniforme chic de l'academie Defense +101
Seraph's robe Defense +105
Dragon Quest XI (S: Definitive Edition) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Aerofoil earrings Defense +5
Charm +10
Agility ring Defense +5
Agility +17
All-weather earrings Defense +5
Charm +16
Angel's sandals Agility +25
Anti-freeze earrings Defense +5
Charm +10
Archangel's boots Defense +25
Asbestos earrings Defense +5
Charm +10
Assasin Critical +1%
Defense +2
Charm +5
Blackout earrings Defense +5
Charm +16
Bling-bling belt Defense +2
Charm +11
Bow tie Defense +2
Charm +10
Brainy bracer M. Might +20
M. Mend +20
Brigand's mitts Defense +6
Deftness +32
Bunny tail Defense +7
Caligae of clarity M. Mend +20
Care ring Defense +5
Carer rivière Defense +3
Catholicon ring Defense +5
Choker of riddance Defense +3
Cinderblock earrings Defense +5
Charm +16
Circle of Serendipity Defense +5
Charm +10
Concrete earrings Defense +5
Charm +10
Devil's tail Defense +2
Agility +10
Dogged collar Defense +4
Attack +8
Dragon scale Defense +8
Attack +9
Earthwyrm's eye Defense +7
HP +16
Charm +35
Elfin charm Defense +10
Enchantress's Gloves M. Might +7
Deftness+15
Fishnet stockings Defense +8
Charm +15
Freebooter's gloves Defense +48
Full moon collar Defense +3
Full moon ring Defense +5
Gloomy gloves Deftness +22
Gold bracer Defense +4
Charm +6
Gold chain Defense +1
HP +5
Charm +5
Gold ring Defense +5
Charm +8
Gold rosary M. Might +5
M. Mend +5
Guru's gloves M. Might +17
M. Mend +17
Deftness +40
Healer Defense +2
Charm +5
Holy talisman Defense +5
Life bracer Defense +3
HP +30
Life ring Defense +5
HP +5
Lucky dragon's wing Defense +7
Marquess's mittens Charm +24
Deftness+44
Mayoress's mittens Charm +12
Deftness+20
Meteorite bracer Defense +100
Mighty armlet Attack +15
Minister's mitts M. Mend +20
Deftness +48
Mirror earrings Defense +5
Charm +10
Monarch mark Defense +10
M. Might +30
M. Mend +30
Monarch's mittens Charm +44
Deftness+60
Murky mittens Deftness +32
Mystic Defense +2
Charm +5
Necklace of immunity Defense +3
Ogler's digest Defense +1
Papillon pendant Defense +3
HP +10
MP +10
Pink pearl ring Defense +5
MP +10
Charm +10
Prayer ring Defense +5
Charm +10
Protective pendant Defense +3
Ring of clarity Defense +5
Ring of immunity Defense +5
Ring of riddance Defense +5
Ring of truth Defense +5
Rosary M. Mend +6
MP +8
Rousing ring Defense +5
Rousing rose collar Defense +3
Rubber earrings Defense +5
Charm +10
Rubber gloves Defense +3
Deftness +12
Ruby of protection Defense +16
Safety goggles Defense +3
Scholar's specs M. Might +15
M. Mend +15
Charm +15
Shield-bearer Block +1%
Parry +1%
Charm +5
Defense +10
Skull ring Defense +5
Slime earrings Defense +2
Charm +6
Sorcerer's ring Defense +5
MP +10
Sorcerer's stone M. Mend +13
M. Might +14
Sovereign seal Defense +7
Charm +35
Springheel boots Defense +25
Spirit bracer Defense +7
MP +30
Star of clarity Defense +3
Strength ring Attack +5
Supplicant Defense +2
Charm +5
Titan belt Defense +5
Attack +12
Tough guy tattoo Attack +8
Torc of truth Defense +3
Traveller's hood Defense +4
Trickster Evasion+1%
Defense +2
Charm +5
Utility belt Defense +2
Deftness +15
Vanguard Defense +2
Charm +5
Agility +10
Venus' tear Defense +7
Charm +35
Warlock Defense +2
M. Might +3
M. Mend +3
Charm +5
Wings of serendipity Defense +5
Charm +20
Wristorative Defense +7

Shypox dialogue[edit]

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  • Veronica realises she’s done one of her plaits the opposite way round to how she usually does it…
  • Veronica remembers biting her tongue when she tried to cast a spell once…
  • Veronica is suddenly reminded of a particularly racy rumour she heard last night…
  • Veronica catches herself thinking how completely amazing she is at magic…
  • Veronica recalls that time she mispronounced ‘Crack’ as ‘Cack’ when Serena was nearby…
  • Veronica remembers the time she accidentally called a monster ‘Serena’.
  • Veronica remembers the time she set fire to her bum while casting Frizz.
  • Veronica is suddenly reminded of how she used to cry herself to sleep with homesickness…
  • Veronica forgets she’s trapped in the body of a child, and starts swearing like a sailor…
  • Veronica recalls the first time she was asked if she was lost and looking for her mother…as an adult.
  • Veronica starts daydreaming about the future, and an image of Serena kissing her husband-to-be pops into her head…
  • Veronica recalls the time Serena found her secret diary.
  • Veronica tries to cast a spell, but her words are drowned out by her stomach rumbling!
  • Veronica notices some breadcrumbs stuck to her clothes…
  • Veronica remembers being told off by her teacher for drawing love hearts in her spell book…
  • Veronica suddenly notices she has zillions of split ends…
  • Veronica takes another look at the outfit she’s wearing…
  • Out of nowhere, Veronica’s face suddenly turns bright red!
  • Veronica thinks over some of the ‘cool’ spell names she came up with as a kid…
  • Veronica feels the enemy staring into her very soul…
  • Veronica comes over all ticklish and starts giggling…
  • Veronica thinks about a soppy poem she wrote when she was younger…
  • Veronica notices that she’s got some food stuck in her teeth!
  • Veronica’s eyes meet the enemy’s, and she’s suddenly strangely flustered…
  • Veronica catches herself wondering if she’d look good in make-up…
  • Veronica suddenly recalls the first-ever love letter she wrote…
  • Veronica remembers the time when she wished she had Hero’s haircut…
  • Veronica suddenly remembers having a huge spot on her forehead…
  • Veronica starts thinking about how handsome Hero is…
  • Veronica suddenly remembers everyone’s faces when they tried the ‘extra-special’ meal she cooked…
  • Veronica starts to think the enemy looks kind of cute…
  • Veronica suddenly notices all the stains on her clothes…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Veronica appears as a DLC costume for the Mii Swordfighter.

Etymology[edit]

Veronica is the Latin alteration of the name Berenice, a name which means "bringing victory". The spelling of Veronica is influenced by the Latin phrase vera icon, which means true image, possibly referring to Veronica's transformation and her true fate. Veronica is the name of a saint who lived in Jerusalem in the 1st century AD who famously wiped Jesus's face with a cloth and then found his image imprinted on it. It became a popular girls' name in medieval times due to this legend. It was not common in modern times until the 19th century, when the name was brought from France and Scotland.

The word vim is an antiquated adjective that describes someone as being very lively and full of high energy.

Trivia[edit]

  • Veronica and Serena can be seen as parallels to the sisters Maya and Meena from Dragon Quest IV:
    • Veronica and Maya are users of offensive magic, while Serena and Meena use restorative and defensive magic.
    • The two pairs share near identical appearances (although Maya and Meena are not twins). Veronica and Maya have fringes in their hair, while Meena and Serena do not.
    • The personalities and temperaments of both pairs of sisters are very different from each other. Veronica and Maya are brash, impulsive, and fiery, while Serena and Meena are more level-headed.
    • Veronica is the older of the two twins and Maya is a few years older than Meena.
  • Veronica is the party member who levels up the fastest, and she will often be ahead of the other characters.
  • She is able to dress like Stella and High Priestess Jacqueline by equipping certain pieces of armor.
  • Veronica is the only party member who has the same name in the original Japanese and English versions of the game.
  • In her child form, Veronica is 110 cm tall, or 3 feet and 7 inches.
  • In the international fan poll for Dragon Quest XI released by Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Veronica was voted the second most popular female character in the game and the fourth overall, with a total of 506 votes.
  • When she is afflicted with Sultry Dance in battle, Veronica will perform the can-can.
  • Each of the Luminary's companions represents one of the classes in Dragon Quest III. Veronica represents the mage.

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