|“||Even now, my comrades are fighting Griffon in the future...||„|
|~ Monica Raybrandt|
Princess Monica Raybrandt (モニカ) is the female protagonist in Dark Cloud 2. She lives a hundred years ahead of Max's time, in an unknown part of the land. The daughter of King Raybrandt, Monica is a girl from the future that has been sent to the past to prevent its destruction. She holds the Blue/Moon Atlamillia. In the battle tutorial, her in-game description reads: "Daughter of King Raybrandt. Quite good at sword-fighting."
Monica is 15 years old and is friendly and full of love; she is also wise and very cautious. While she is generally shown as dutiful, helpful, and strong, she also has a mean temper and can sometimes be offended easily. Overall, she is giving, charming, and competitive.
Monica is not selfish; she is, in fact, probably the most generous character in the game. When she meets Max, she quickly becomes his reliable ally, and also becomes very protective of him. She is a princess, and like Max, she does not take advantage of her wealth and power. She is adventurous and loves to explore.
Her weapons of choice are swords and magic armlets, and by equipping medallions, she can transform into monsters. Monica is adept at swordsmanship and is also capable of channeling elemental magic through her armband, by transforming herself, Monica shows great magical capabilities.
Power and Stats
Tier: 5-B, potentially 4-C via Sun Sword or Big Bang Sword
Name: Princess Monica Raybrandt
Origin: Dark Cloud 2 (Dark Chronicles)
Age: 15 years old
Classification: Human Warrior, Princess
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Swordswoman, Magic, can imbue her sword with variety of elemental attributes (Of the fire, ice, thunder, wind or holy variety), Elemental Manipulation (via Armband), can absorb elemental attacks with her blade and release them back at her target (more details below Notable Attacks/Techniques), can time travel to the future (via Moon Atlamillia [no longer has this during post-game]), Shapeshifting (she can shapeshift into a little boy), can shapeshift into monsters to gain their strengths and weaknesses via Monster Badges, potentially possesses: can absorb water via Sand Breaker Sword, can absorb and drain health via Drain Seeker Sword or Drain ability, can absorb human souls via Maneater Sword, can cut through darkness with Sun Sword, can absorb light and covert it to slashing power via Shining Bravado Sword, Darkness Manipulation via Dark Cloud Sword, Soul Manipulation via Atlamillia Sword, Time Manipulation via Chronicle Sword and Chronicle 2 Sword, can possibly absorb power from infinite (highly likely a hyperbole) reaches of time and space via Mobius Bangle
Attack Potency: Planet level (Defeated the Fake Dark Genie during Post Game, who has been stated by multiple of people in the first Dark Cloud including the Fairy King, Seda and the real Dark Genie himself to being able to destroy the world. There is also a sword called Chronicle with the Description: "Worlds crumble before its might."), potentially Star level via Sun Sword (It's been stated by Brooke from Muska Lacka village that it's powerful enough to smash stars) or Big Bang Sword (Dark Cloud Weapon Description: "Star energy is condensed and creates sword's energy." Dark Cloud 2 Weapon Description: "Star-powered sword.")
Speed: Hypersonic+ (Mach 17.69, capable of dodging Griffon's magic), Sub-Relativistic combat speed and reactions (Can keep up with the Fake Dark Genie who can react to the Sun Giant, who is Mach 10000+)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman+
Striking Strength: Planet Class
Durability: Planet level
Range: Extended Melee Range, several meters with magic and throwing items
Standard Equipment: Her wields variety of knives, rapiers, daggers and swords, and magic armbands and bracelets (allows her to use magic), used to have the Moon Atlamillia (used for time traveling to the future), Monster Badges (allows her to turn into specific monsters), also potentially has variety of healing items, throwing items (ranging from bombs, elemental gems/stones, poison apples, gooey peaches [slows attack speed and movement speed], heart-throb cherries [stops enemies from moving], and stone berries [petrifies enemies]), status immune items, and Stamina Drinks (increases strength and durability)
Intelligence: Skilled combatant
Weaknesses: Can't use magic without a magic armband or bracelet
- Magic Absorb Blade: It enables Monica to absorb elemental attacks while guarding and release them back at the target. The attacks that have been absorbed are stored as charges. Initially, the Magic Absorb Blade can only hold three charges, but the number of charges able to be held increases with the level of the sword and number of times the ability is used. One charge is accumulated for each elemental attack. Monica's sword can only absorb one element at a time. This means that if Monica's sword absorbs a different attack than the one she was charging up, the previous charge disappears. Absorbing an elemental attack reduces the damage from that attack to 0, regardless of Monica's defense. It cannot absorb non-elemental attacks, such as poison. Additionally, once the ability is gained, and while Monica guards it will allow her to slash at her attacker while guarding, even if she does not have any elements charging. However, if there is an element charging, this charge will be used.