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Veronica as she appears in DQXI.
Symbol of the Dragon Quest series.
Official artwork of Veronica from Dragon Quest XI.
Universe Dragon Quest
Debut Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (2017)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Dragon Quest Rivals Ace (2020 update)
Console/platform of origin PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS
Species Human
Gender Female
Created by Yūji Horii
Designed by Akira Toriyama

Veronica (ベロニカ, Veronica) is a character from Dragon Quest XI and is the game's dedicated mage.


Veronica is a brash mage that the player first meets in Hotto, looking for her twin sister, Serena. Veronica and Serena are Keepers, a group of people dedicated to aiding the Luminary in defeating evil. Despite appearing very young, she is actually much older, but her magic was stolen by a monster named Jarvis.

The Luminary helps Veronica defeat Jarvis and get her sister and her magic back, but her age does not return until much later in the game (albeit temporarily). After returning to Hotto and learning about how to get to Yggdrasil, Veronica and Serena both swear to protect the Luminary in his quest to defeat the Dark One, and save Erdrea.

When Yggdrasil falls because of the evil sorceror Mordegon, a gravely injured Veronica uses the last of her strength to save her comrades from death and scatter them throughout the world. The Luminary comes across her lifeless body when they return to her homeland of Arboria, whereupon she disappears into light.

After Mordegon's defeat, the Luminary learns of a way to travel back in time, and decides to return to before Yggdrasil fell, thus preventing the death of Veronica and countless other people. After the party defeats Mordegon before he could act his plan, Veronica continues to accompany the Luminary in his quest to destroy the newly-reawakened demon Calasmos.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Swordfighter wearing Veronica's wig and outfit.

Veronica appears as a DLC Mii Costume for Mii Swordfighter. The sword is replaced by Veronica's Staff, one of her starting weapons in Dragon Quest XI. During the presentation, she is introduced in Temple, referring to her hometown of Arboria. She is later shown fighting Link and Female Robin. Link represents Jasper, a general who uses a sword and has blonde hair. Robin represents Krystalinda, a powerful witch with long white-blonde hair.


Veronica also appears as part of the Hero's Comrades spirit in the Dragon Quest DLC Spirit Board. As part of its battle, Veronica uses a female Tiny Robin puppet fighter and is fought on the Yggdrasil's Altar stage.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Hero's Comrades.png
Hero's Comrades
★★★★ 2 Team Power Up DRAGON QUEST Series

Other allusions[edit]

In Hero's Classic Mode path, the second battle involves fighting the Luminary and a small Robin in her red costume; as in the aforementioned spirit battle, this Robin is an allusion to Veronica.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ベロニカ, Veronica
UK English Veronica
France French Véronica
Germany German Veronika
Spain Spanish Verónica
Italy Italian Veronica
China Chinese (Simplified) 薇若妮卡, Veronica
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 薇若妮卡, Veronica
South Korea Korean 베로니카의, Veronica
Netherlands Dutch Veronica
Russia Russian Вероники, Veronica