|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest VIII|
Jessica Albert is a character in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. A girl from a good home, she comes from a wealthy family in the small village of Alexandria. However, contrary to her upbringing, she is unskilled in the social niceties and expected behavior of her environment, which often leads to conflict with her mother. She joins up with the Hero for personal reasons, strengthening the party with her flair for offensive magic. Something of a tomboy, Jessica is nothing like her mother, who expects her to be prim and proper in public.
Magic is far from Jessica's only strength; she is also an outstanding fighter. Whips, staves, knives and later swords are her weapons of choice.
Appearance and personalityEdit
Jessica has red hair in a form of long pigtails with a few strands of it hanging over her face. She wears a low-cut purple blouse with sleeves starting at the upper part of her arm. She has a yellow, corsette-like, article of clothing around her stomach and waist which has a auburn belt around it that a small pouch hangs from. She has a long, maroon colored skirt that has a white frill at the bottom. You can see that she has brownish-black tights under the skirt, and pointed, brown shoes, in which the tights are tucked into.
Jessica also has other outfits such as:
- Jessica's Outfit
This is the outfit you first see Jessica in when you meet her. This is Jessica's only outfit that doesn't show off her mature curves. She has a white dress shirt with a red tie. Her skirt is long and black. It is found in her closet in Alexandria after obtaining her.
- Dancer's Outfit
This outfit consists of a white bra and a reddish-orange skirt tied off at the hip.
- Bunny Costume
This outfit can be made if you put the Silk Bustier and the Bunny Tail in the Alchemy Pot. The appearance change is triggered by equipping Jessica with with the the bunny suit along with bunny ears and fishnet stocking. The result is a black Playboy Bunny outfit. It can also be obtained by clearing the second level of the monster arena.
- Magic Bikini
This outfit increases Jessica's magic defence. This outfit is a blue and yellow bikini with a miniskirt-like article of clothing around her waist.
- Dangerous Bustier
The only purpose of this outfit is to use it in the Alchemy Pot to make the Divine Bustier. It is a black corset-like article with an open slash in the front which is laced to keep from falling apart. It straps around the back and and the part covering her rear is shaped like a heart. Two are found in the game so you can have the dangerous and divine bustier at the same time.
- Divine Bustier
Jessica's most defensive outfit. It increases her evasion and defense greatly. She has a purple and gold, low-cut blouse that is tied off to a brace-like necklace. And in the middle of this blouse is a laced open part that shows her skin, but can look like a zipper if not examined closely. She has a miniskirt attached to the blouse, but most of her legs are covered by white, decorated with purple and gold tights. She wears long, white gloves with a similar decoration than her tights. She has wings (strictly for style) on her back. This whole outfit strongly resembles the Staff of Resurrection.
Jessica is introduced after The Hero and Yangus reach the top of the Tower of Alexandria, mistaking the two as the murderers of her brother, Alistair, who was slain by Dhoulmagus. After witnessing a vision of her brother's demise, learning it was the evil jester, she has a change of heart and resolves to join the party. However, her mother initially refuses, causing a falling out between the two. After joining the group and traveling to the Maella Abbey, Jessica plays a key role in ringing in the flirtacious Angelo. Later on, after destroying Dhoulmagus, Jessica retrieves the scepter of Rhapthorne, and is suddenly possessed by its dark power. After a difficult battle, Jessica is freed from the staff's influence, and relies the truth about the party's real enemy. At the end of the story, Jessica has reconciled with her mother and informs the player of what has transpired after the defeat of Rhapthorne.
It's strongly implied that Jessica harbors feelings for the Hero, but appears to accept that he is in love with Princess Medea.
|Assassin's Stab||2||22||Single Enemy||Yes||Chance to instantly kill an enemy.|
|Sudden Death||2||100||Single Enemy||Yes||Improved Assasin Stab.|
|Toxic Dagger||2||9||Single Enemy||Yes||Chance to poison enemy.|
|Toxic Sword||4||66||Single Enemy||Yes||Improved Toxic Dagger.|
|Edge Master||N/A||30||N/A||No||Jessica can equip Swords.|
|Critical Hit Up||N/A||40||N/A||No||Increases critical hit rate with daggers/swords.|
|Attack +5||N/A||4||N/A||No||Increases attack by 5 when equipped with dagger/sword|
|Attack + 10||N/A||15||N/A||No||Increases attack by 10 when equipped with dagger/sword|
|Attack +20||N/A||52||N/A||No||Increases attack by 20 when equipped with dagger/sword|
|Attack +30||N/A||82||N/A||No||Increases attack by 30 when equipped with dagger/sword|
|Lady's Thong||2||32||Enemy Group||Yes||Steals enemy HP (13% of damage dealt to the first enemy)|
|Lashings of Love||4||55||Enemy Group||Yes||50% more damage, may paralyzes enemies for 5-10 turns and has a greater chance than Whiplash|
|Queen's Thong||2||82||Enemy Group||Yes||An improved version of Lady's Thong|
|Serpent's Bite||8||100||Enemy Group||Yes||Causes 50% more damage then a regular attack. The damage decreases with each enemy that is hit|
|Twin Dragon Lash||3||23||Enemy Group||Yes||Strikes twice with 150% damage|
|Whiplash||4||10||Enemy Group||Yes||Normal attac that may paralyzes enemies for 5-8|
|Attack +5||N/A||5||N/A||N/A||Increases attack by 5 when equipped with whip|
|Attack +10||N/A||16||N/A||N/A||Increases attack by 10 when equipped with whip|
|Attack +15||N/A||43||N/A||N/A||Increases attack by 15 when equipped with whip|
|Attack +25||N/A||68||N/A||N/A||Increases attack by 25 when equipped with whip|
|Acceleratle||3||3||All Allies||N/A||Increases the party's speed.|
|Bounce||4||21||Herself||N/A||Reflects all spells (including allies).|
|Kasap||4||7||Enemy Group||NA||Decreases a group of enemies' defense.|
|Kazing||15||100||One Ally||N/A||Brings a party member back to life completely restoring their health with a 100% chance rate.|
|Magic Barrier||3||31||All Allies||N/A||Creates a magic barrier around the party that lessens the damage of enemys spells.|
|Caduceus||0||57||One Ally||Yes||Heals a party member 75-100 HP|
|Ma x MP +20||N/A||13||N/A||N/A||Increases Max MP by 20 while equipped with a staff|
|Max MP +50||N/A||55||N/A||N/A||Increases Max MP by 50 while equipped with a staff|
|Max MP +100||N/A||84||N/A||N/A||Increases Max MP by 100 while equipped with a staff|
|MP Recovery||N/A||70||N/A||N/A||Jessica gains 2-6 MP a turn.|
|Stone Throw||0||19||Enemy Group||Yes||Jessica throws stones at the enemy|
|Harvest Moon||6||45||All Enemies||Yes||Jessica does cartwheels, attacking a group of enemies|
|Thin Air||2||68||Single||Yes||Jessica sends waves of thin air hitting all enemies for damage based on her level.|
|Magic Burst||All remaining MP||100||All Enemies||Yes||Jessica uses all of her MP in one destructive attack|
|Evasion Up||N/A||52||N/A||N/A||Gives Jessica a higher chance of dodging enemy attacks while fighting barehanded|
|Critical Hit Up||N/A||28||N/A||N/A||Jessica's critical hit chance with a barehanded attack increases|
|Aatack +5||N/A||5||N/A||N/A||Attack power +5 while fighting barehanded|
|Attack +10||N/A||13||N/A||N/A||Attack power +10 while fighting barehanded|
|Attack +20||N/A||35||N/A||N/A||Attack power +20 while fighting barehanded|
|Attack +35||N/A||85||N/A||N/A||Attack power +35 while fighting barehanded|
|Blow Kiss||0||8||Single Enemy||Yes||Jessica blows a kiss at the enemy to stun them with the power of love|
|Puff-Puff||0||38||Single Enemy||N/A||Jessica squeezes her breasts to stun the enemy with seduction. Does not show action on screen|
|Hip Drop||0||48||Single Enemy||Yes||Jessica hits the enemy with her hip. Deals 50% more damage then a normal attack.|
|Charm Attack||N/A||18||N/A||N/A||Jessica has a 1/16 chance of immobilizing the enemy after a physical attack (or skill) (Passive)|
|Fuddle||5||26||Enemy Group||N/A||Has a chance of confusing the enemy group.|
|Improved Charm Attack||N/A||78||N/A||N/A||Jessica has a 1/8 chance of immobilizing the enemy after a physical attack (or skill) (Passive)|
|Sexy Beam||3||54||Single Enemy||Yes||Jessica moves her hands along her body in a seducing way then blasts the enemy with a pink ray|
|Pink Typhoon||5||88||Enemy Group||Yes||Jessica spins around creating a pink wind storm|
|Hustle Dance||0||100||All Allies||Yes||
Jessica dances to heal a bit of HP to the whole party (around 70-100 to everyone requiring no MP)
|Kasnooze||8||68||All Enemies||N/A||Jessica Puts the enemy to sleep for 2-5 turns. It is more likely to succeed then Snooze|
Jessica creates an explosion.
An improved version of Bang.
An improved version of Boom.
Jessica attacks the enemy with ice.
An improved version of Crack.
An improved version of Crackle.
Jessica attacks a group of enemies with a flaming wall.
An improved version of Sizz.
An improved version of Sizzle.
Jessica throws a fireball at the enemy.
An improved version of Frizz.
An improved version of Frizzle.
Jessica puts an enemy to sleep.
Jessica puts a group of enemies to sleep.
Jessica warps the party out of a dungeon.
Jessica increases a party member's strength.
Forms a barrier that protects the party from fire or ice spells.
- With the only differences being hair color and age, Jessica looks similar to Bouquet, one the main characters of Blue Dragon, an anime and video game series that Akira Toriyama worked on as a character designer.
|v · e · d|
Farebury Region • Alexandria Region • Maella Region • Kingdom of Ascantha • Pickham Region • Kingdom of Trodain • Land of Moles • The Ocean • The Holy Isle of Neos • Baccarat Region • Northwest Isle • Kingdom of Argonia • Blizzard Peaks • Savella Region • Isolated Plateau • World of Darkness • Untrodden Groves
|Towns and Castles||
Farebury • Alexandria • Port Prospect • Peregrin Quay • Maella Abbey • Simpleton • Riverside Chapel • Ascantha • Pickham • Monster Arena • Princess Minnie's Castle • Neos • Seaview Church • Baccarat • Chateau Felix • Argonia • Arcadia • Chapel of Autumn • Marta's Cottage • Orkutsk • Empycchu • Tryan Gully • Savella Cathedral
Waterfall Cave • Tower of Alexandria • Ruined Abbey • Swordsman's Labyrinth • Trodain • Royal Hunting Grounds • Dark Ruins • Rydon's Tower • Herb Grotto • Pirate's Cove • Godbird's Eyrie • Dragon Graveyard • Black Citadel