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I'll have no choice but to put you on ice...FOREVER!
— Francisca • Kirby Star Allies

Frozen General Francisca (also known as the Bringer of Icy Doom) is a boss in the Kirby series, appearing in Kirby Star Allies. She is the first of the three Jambastion mages, who follow the orders of Hyness. Francisca is first fought in Jambastion in the stage Longview Corridor, serving as the fifth boss of the game, and is later fought again in Far-Flung - Starlight Heroes on Blizzno Moon, serving as the twelfth boss.

Physical Appearance

Francisca has disembodied hands and long, blue hair parted to her right. She has a noticeably paler skin tone compared to the other mages, possibly due to spending time in the cold. She has no nose, and her eyes are blue and resemble Kirby's as opposed to being one color, but still maintaining eyelashes. She wears a dark purple beret with a bat-like symbol in front, which the game's main antagonist also features on their hood.

Personality

Francisca is very refined and elegant, twirling around when moving in her boss fight. She is also a bit aggressive, speaking directly and forcefully and immediately attacking Kirby and friends after telling them what she would do if they attempt to oppose her. She has a close bond with Flamberge as well, missing her when out on missions. Francisca likes to hang out in snowy, cold areas and apparently has a trophy collection.

Battle

Francisca mostly attacks using a labrys with a snowflake design; she can swing it normally, or she can enlarge the head and throw it like a disk using magic to capture Kirby and co. by freezing them. If anyone is captured in the attack, she then turns it back into a labrys and flings them at the wall and floor. She can create and fire icicles that can freeze the ground. She also has a soda gun, which she shakes in order to expel a strong soda current that bounces off the ceiling and floor. Attacking the soda stream with a Zap-element ability will send an electric current through the stream, electrocuting Francisca and stunning her.

Later in the game, she is fought again on the stage Blizzno Moon, serving as the twelfth boss. Her attack pattern is somewhat different, however. Specifically, her soda beam and icicle attacks were changed quite a bit. It takes a little less time to charge up her Soda Beam, and she now moves it around by closing it in or moving out. For her icicle attack, the icicles, once fired, now loop around and head in the opposite direction of where they spawned. She can now jab her labrys into the ground and drag it across the arena, then doing an upward slash afterwards. The trail of ice her labrys leaves freezes anyone it contacts.

Francisca appears in the game's boss rush mode, The Ultimate Choice. She appears in four levels of difficulty (Zesty Expedition, Fiery Showdown, Infernal Crisis, and Soul Melter).

Story

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According to Hyness, those of his religion, as well as possibly himself, Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne, were banished and sealed away to the edge of the galaxy by an unknown race, which is presumed to be the ancients. Hyness says that their religion was responsible for stopping a "galactic crisis," but it's unknown what the crisis was. Apparently, the ancients banished them because they feared their power, and they also subsequently attempted to erase their existence from history itself. Hyness also mentions a book of legend that foretold the restoration of those that are masters of a matter most dark, or those of their religion. It could be presumed that those who were part of this religion wrote this book, akin to the Holy Bible and other religious books. At the start of the story, Hyness began to resurrect Void Termina, whom they zealously worshiped. However, Hyness did not fully understand how to break the seal, so the ritual went wrong, causing the Jamba Heart to shatter and spread its negative influence across the galaxy. Hyness then sent the Jambastion mages on a quest to gather the dark shards while he stays behind and continues the ritual.

After Kirby defeats Meta Knight, the Generals of magic land their Jambastion on Planet Popstar. Kirby faces them one by one, confronting Francisca first, who reveals that they gather dark hearts for some evil purpose. Later on, Kirby encounters Francisca again on Blizzno Moon. Furious at herself for losing to him before, Francisca fights him again. Near the end of the game, Kirby approaches their master, Hyness, who is performing the revival ceremony.

Kirby and friends approach Hyness, who faces Kirby himself. When Kirby knocks off his hood, however, Hyness goes crazy, and hypnotizes Francisca and her two sisters, using them as living weapons to fight Kirby. After Kirby defeats him, Hyness throws Francisca into the Jamba Heart, along with her sisters Zan Partizanne and Flamberge, all three of them still hypnotized.    

During the fight with Void Termina, Kirby and friends enter its body to rip out the core. During so, they find Francisca, along with Hyness, Zan Partizanne, and Flamberge, trapped inside. All four of them are ejected before the final phase of the fight.

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Quotes

…Bonjam. Heh. That’s how we greet people on MY planet. I am Francisca, one of the three generals of magic. Together, we command the Fortress of Shadows known as…Jambastion! We wish to assemble the dark Jamba Heart pieces that were scattered across the universe. Once we do, our most twisted of visions will finally be…untwisted. Unthawed? Unfurled! But I do not wish to waste my time with pointless chatter. So I won’t! Just know that should you attempt to oppose us…I'll have no choice but to put you on ice...FOREVER!
— Francisca • Kirby Star Allies
…Hmph. Color me surprised. I certainly didn’t expect to run into your puffy self again. And here I thought you were buried along with the Jambastion… Well then! I’ll just have to ensure that my victory is complete this time! I shall now turn this pink ball of nice into a frozen block of ice! Heh! I always wanted an ice sculpture for my trophy collection!
— Francisca • Kirby Star Allies

Related Quotes

Calm, cool, and collected, Frozen General Francisca is one of three mages at the head of Jambastion’s forces. The freezing attacks she unleashes are enough to chill the very hearts of those who oppose her.
— VS Francisca (1st battle) • Kirby Star Allies
Undeterred from her quest to find the dark hearts that have rained down across the galaxy, the Frozen General is back and tougher than ever before! Her duties have kept her away from Flamberge lately… She kind of misses her.
— VS Francisca (2nd battle) • Kirby Star Allies
-Song of Supplication-

In spite of all, cold as ice! In spite of all, hard as stone!
In spite of all, hear out plea! In spite of all, all alone!
In spite of all, we reconcile! In spite of all, we pass the trial!

In spite of all, hear us three! We beg of thee! We beg of thee!
— VS Francisca (The Ultimate Choice) • Kirby: Star Allies
Francisca attacks with ice and water. Use Friend Abilities with fire and electricity against her!
— Francisca’s use of water and ice • Kirby Star Allies loading screen

Etymology

A "francisca" is a type of throwing axe that was used in the Early Middle Ages. Since Francisca wields an axe as a weapon, her name may have been derived from it.

A translation of her Japanese name is Fran-Kiss.

Music

Name Artist Length Music Track
"Song of Supplication" 6:10
Prayer Song to God I (Vs. Francisca & Flamberge)

Trivia

  • Interestingly, Francisca has been prominently featured as an avatar on the Kirby 25th Anniversary Twitter account for posts relating to Kirby Star Allies (much like Susie before her).
    • The Twitter would later feature Flamberge and Zan Partizanne as the hosts for sharing content about Kirby Star Allies.
  • If a fire attack is used against one of Francisca's icicles that she launches, it will turn into one food item, even during The Ultimate Choice.

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