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She's one of my father's best.

Gladiolus on Monica

Monica Elshett is a non-player character in Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XV: Comrades. She serves the Crownsguard as a trusted officer under direct orders of Clarus Amicitia and Cor Leonis, and acts as Gladiolus and Ignis's senior. Monica's role is combat support and reconnaissance.


Crownsguard officer who reports directly to Clarus. She and her longtime partner Dustin are a complementary pair of comrades, and together they offer all kinds of advise to newer recruits like Gladiolus and Ignis. The two of them escorted Iris and the others away from the chaos of the Crown City and saw them safely to Lestallum. At present, she takes her orders from Cor, who has directed her to assist Noctis in his journey.
While Monica is renowned among her colleagues as a capable combatant, her talents extend far beyond the realm of fighting. She is also an accomplished chef, providing her fellow Crownsguards with balanced meals using fresh ingredients whenever possible. Her various gifts have earned her the admiration of many of her male peers—who, in turn, envy Dustin for being able to spend so much time with the officer of their collective eye.



Monica is a middle-aged woman with short gray hair. She wears a black blouse over a white shirt, and a necklace around her neck.


Monica is a serious and polite person who is loyal to the royal household. She is adept in combat, and is also a skilled cook. Despite her and fellow Crownsguard member Dustin Ackers having very different personalities, they work well together and commonly partner up on missions.


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Monica is a trusted officer in the Crownsguard who is considered one of Clarus Amicitia's best. She works particularly well with Dustin Ackers, having partnered up on many a mission—a popular topic for idle gossip among the rabble. She kept many cats while living in Insomnia.

Monica and Dustin help Iris Amicitia and other evacuees escape Insomnia when it is attacked by Niflheim. At Leide's Prairie Outpost she relays a message from Cor to Prince Noctis to meet him at the royal tomb near Keycatrich Trench. She tells Noctis most of Crownsguard did not survive Insomnia's fall. After Noctis returns, having obtained his first royal arms, Monica tells him of Cor's plan to sneak into and raid the Norduscaen Blockade. When Noctis and his friends arrive Monica explains Noctis and Cor will sneak into the ruins nearby while Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto help with the diversionary effort. She leaves with Cor when he confirms he doesn't need to worry about Noctis and his royal retinue.

Monica accompanies Talcott Hester to the hideaway at Cape Caem alongside Dustin after Niflheim occupies Lestallum, and remains there to protect Talcott and Gladiolus's sister Iris. According to Talcott, Monica regularly trains him to "fight like a Crownsguard". She also cooks food for a cat that has followed Noctis to Caem.

Monica and Dustin investigate the tremors.

At the beginning of the sub-quest "Lone Rumblings in Longwythe", Monica goes to investigate the tremors alongside Dustin and relays their findings to Noctis. The cause of the shakes around Leide is an Adamantoise.

After light begins to disappear from the world completely, Monica turns her attention to assisting refugees and fighting back the daemons. She dispatches the Kingsglaive members and Hunters of Lestallum on missions in protecting Lucis from daemons and restless or mutated animals. She dispatches the Glaives and hunters on missions, occasionally rewarding them with meals she cooks herself.

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In quests for Final Fantasy XV: Comrades, players are tasked with numerous objectives, such as defeating a powerful monster or protecting a target from enemies. While on the field, players can pick up one ingredient each. At the end of the quest, the ingredients are given to Monica, who will combine them and create a stat-enhancing meal for the party.