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Veronica
Dragon Quest XI
Veronica
Japanese name ベロニカ
Rōmaji Beronika
Gender Female
Title(s) Unknown
Class Mage
Race(s) Human
Age Unknown
Family Serena (sister)
Fidelus (father)
Alma (mother)

Veronica 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 and have sworn themselves to protect and aid the Luminary on his journey.

Appearance

Veronica carries the appearance of a young girl with violet eyes and long blonde hair worn in two braids. She wears a red hood, a red dress over a white smock, blue bracelets, and leather shoes with orange socks. She also carries a two-handed wand topped with a red orb that is much taller than she.

Personality

She is described as a strong-willed prodigy, but she hates being treated like a child. She is a bit of a tomboy and doesn't shy away from stating her own opinions; she's quick to criticize and is somewhat browbeating and berating of others around her which she does often. The truth is that Veronica is actually older, 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, she 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.

Biography

Dragon Quest XI

Strategy

Veronica is a Mage, being capable of casting an array of powerful offensive spells in battle, including the FrizzSizzBang, 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. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile for Veronica to gain every level she can, even if only for the skill points that come with each advance.

Voice actors

Etymology

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

  • Veronica is the first and only playable character to die in series history.
    • Her death is the seventh significant death in the Square Enix universe, following the likes of Minwu (Final Fantasy II), Tellah (Final Fantasy IV), Galuf (Final Fantasy V), Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII), Serah Farron (Final Fantasy XIII-2), and Noctis Lucis Caelum (Final Fantasy XV).
      • Of these, three died while casting a spell.
  • Veronica and Serena bear many similarities 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.
    • Their personalities and temperaments are very different from each other. Veronica and Maya are the more rebellious and fiery siblings, while Serena and Meena are more level-headed.
    • Veronica is the older twin and Maya is a few years older than Meena.

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Other languages

Other languages
French Véronica
German Veronika
Spanish Verónica
Italian Veronica
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
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