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Monica (The Sacred Stones)

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Monica (The Sacred Stones)

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Ephraim and Eirika meeting Monica.








The Sacred Stones

Darling. Darling. Darling...darling...darling...darling...
— Monica

Monica (Japanese: モニカ Monica) was the wife of Orson. Six months prior to the events of chapter 16 in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Monica died, spurring her husband's slow descent into madness.[1]

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Monica is an unmentioned character until her significance is revealed later in the game by Orson's actions. Orson betrays his country by trying to kill its princess and siding with the invading Grado, all to restore his beloved to life. Orson's devotion to Monica is the driving motivation behind his betrayal. Though, of course, Monica is directly responsible for none of this.

Monica's reanimated corpse is present and has a speaking role in chapter 16, her appearance is never revealed to the player, though, judging by Ephraim not reacting in disgust until after she speaks may imply she was not too far decayed.[2] Seth offers to kill Monica, though Ephraim declines the offer and destroys the reanimated corpse himself, saying that she could not be considered truly alive anymore.

Personality and character

Monica is deceased before the events of the game, and her only appearance is as a reanimated corpse, resulting in little of her character being known, though Orson did love her very much. In her appearance she is shown to have little mental function, only being able to speak a single word, "darling".


  • While no actual date is given, Orson states that Monica's birthday is on the same day as the events of Chapter 16.
  • Although Monica does not make an on-screen appearance in The Sacred Stones, her ghost appears in Orson: Passion's Folly's damaged artwork in Heroes.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Meaning unknown, most likely of North African or Phoenician origin. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Latin moneo "advisor" and Greek μόνος "solitary".[3]






Variant of Monica.



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  1. "His wife passed away some six months back. The loss may have been too much for his mind to bear. His love and devotion for his wife were well known among the knights." — Seth, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. "Monica: Darling. Darling. Darling...darling...darling...darling...
    Ephraim: ...What?! horrible...
    " — Monica and Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. Monica,
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
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