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Francisca
FranciscaKSA-Art.png
Artwork of Francisca from Kirby Star Allies.
Details
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Super Kirby Clash (cameo)
Kirby Fighters 2
Weakness(es) Sizzle
Zap
Similar to Flamberge
Zan Partizanne
Theme music

Clip from the theme used for Francisca's boss battles in Kirby Star Allies.

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This article is about Francisca on her own. For all three sisters, see The Three Mage-Sisters.
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 in Kirby Star Allies

Francisca is a boss who made her debut in Kirby Star Allies. She is described as the Frozen General of The Three Mage-Sisters (the other two being Flamberge and Zan Partizanne), and serves Hyness, the main antagonist of the game. She is voiced by Reina Ueda.

Her appearance is very similar to that of Susie, but she is dressed as a military general and doesn't have visible feet. She fights with her icy axe, ice-based magic (powers she was granted after being saved by Hyness from a death from hypothermia), and a soda gun. Of the sisters, Francisca is the most quiet and reserved. She has a very close bond to Flamberge in particular.

Game appearances[edit]

Francisca's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby Star Allies Secondary villain, boss, and playable character Available as a Dream Friend since Version 4.0.0.
Super Kirby Clash Cameo Appears alongside Flamberge in the Port Village. Also appears as a sticker.
Kirby Fighters 2 Stage hazard Appears alongside Flamberge and Zan Partizanne in the Jambastion Entrance stage.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Represented by a costume and color for Kirby. Also appears on a Character Treat.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo Appears as a spirit alongside Flamberge and Zan Partizanne.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Francisca made her debut along with her mage-sisters in Kirby Star Allies. She appears as a boss at the end of Longview Corridor and Blizzno Moon, as well as in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and The Ultimate Choice.

Attacks[edit]

Francisca catching one of Kirby's allies using her "Frozen Gelato" attack in Longview Corridor.
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.
— Pause flavor text of Francisca (1st battle in Longview Corridor) in Story Mode and Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!

The following tables list all of Francisca's attacks as a boss. Attacks in italics are used during the second phase only.

Francisca's attacks during the first battle in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
キスカ・ダウン
Cisca Slash
Francisca swings her axe either downward or upward.
キスカ・ストーク
Cisca Dash
Francisca dashes as she thrusts her axe forward.
キスカ・アッパー
Cisca Uppercut
Francisca swings her axe upward before slamming down against the ground again.
フローズンジェラート
Frozen Gelato
Francisca enlarges her axe's head and throws it, while homing on a certain target.
If an ally is hit by the axe, they will get stuck on it and take continuous damage until the spinning stops.
This attack can be stopped by fire-based attacks (Fire itself and Sizzle-augment abilities).
氷菓ひょうか
Deadly Ice Candies
Francisca tosses ice shards for 3 rounds: three shards in both the first round and the second round, and four shards in the final round.
The ice shards freeze the ground leaving Drop Stars on impact, and can be turned into food when hit by fire-based attacks before landing.
The ice hazards on impact can be melted by fire-based attacks.
  • 氷菓ひょうか (Ice Candies)[1] is a kind of Japanese frozen dessert as well as wagashi (Japanese traditional confections).
シェイキングソーダ
Shaken Soda Blaster
Francisca conjures a soda gun, shakes it, and fires water shots that ricochet off the ground and the ceiling, leaving stars on impact.
She will fire 3 rounds: horizontally (slightly altering the angle mid-fire) in the first round, diagonally upward in the second round, and diagonally downward in the final round.
  • Water shots can be frozen by ice-based attacks (Ice itself and Blizzard-augment abilities) or blocked by Parasol and Chumbrella.
  • If electric-based attacks (Beam, ESP, Plasma, and Zap-augment abilities) hit the water shots, it will electrocute Francisca, leaving her stunned and vulnerable to attacks from Kirby and his allies.
Attack names are taken from the Japanese guide book and the English version of the Dream Friend moveset.

Francisca will often use the Elegant Escape move to position herself in a certain part of the stage for an upcoming attack.

Click "Expand" on the right to see Francisca's attack order in her first battle.

In her first phase, Francisca attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Cisca Slash x2
  2. Cisca Slash x4
  3. Cisca Dash
  4. Cisca Uppercut
  5. Frozen Gelato
  6. Cisca Dash
  7. Cisca Slash
  8. Cisca Slash
  9. Cisca Slash x4
  10. Cisca Dash
  11. Cisca Uppercut
  12. Cisca Dash
  13. Cisca Slash
  14. Cisca Slash
  15. Frozen Gelato
  16. Cisca Slash x2
  17. Cisca Dash

In her second phase, Francisca begins with these attacks:

  1. Deadly Ice Candies
  2. Cisca Slash x6
  3. Cisca Uppercut
  4. Shaken Soda Blaster
  5. Cisca Dash
  6. Cisca Slash x2
  7. Cisca Dash
  8. Cisca Slash
  9. Cisca Slash
  10. Cisca Uppercut

After that, she attacks in a mostly random order although she will always alternate between her Deadly Ice Candies and Shaken Soda Blaster attacks. In-between those moves, she will do any of the following any number of times at random:

  • Cisca Slash
  • Cisca Dash
  • Cisca Uppercut
Francisca using her "Shaken Soda Slider" attack to cover much of the screen in Blizzno Moon.
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.
— Pause flavor text of Francisca (2nd battle in Blizzno Moon) in Story Mode and Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!

When she is fought again on Blizzno Moon, Francisca's attacks are more elaborate, but still fundamentally the same.

Francisca's attacks during the second battle in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
キスカ・ストーク
Cisca Dash
Similar to her first battle, except the charge-up is slightly shorter.
キスカ・ダウン
Cisca Slash
Similar to her first battle, except the charge-up is slightly shorter.
キスカ・アッパー
Cisca Uppercut
Similar to her first battle, except the charge-up is slightly shorter.
グラン・フローズンジェラート
Grand Frozen Gelato
Similar to 'Frozen Gelato' in her first battle, but the spinning axe is now larger.
フラン・フリーズ
Fran Freeze
Francisca slams her axe on the ground and then drags it across the ground before uppercutting on the other side, leaving ice hazards on her path which can be melted by fire-based attacks.
シェイキング・ソーダ・スライダー
Shaken Soda Slider
Francisca fires two rounds of water shots instead: diagonally upward in the first round and diagonally downward in the second round, both in different positions.
The water shots ricochet more often than in her first battle. She also alters the angle of shot mid-fire in both rounds.
氷菓ひょうかれん
Continuous Ice Candies
Francisca tosses the same number of ice shards for 3 rounds as in her first battle, but they change their directions in midair.
Attack names are taken from Japanese strategy guides and the English version of the Dream Friend moveset.

Francisca will often use the Elegant Escape move to position herself in a certain part of the stage for an upcoming attack.

Click "Expand" on the right to see Francisca's attack order in her second battle.

In her first phase, Francisca begins with these attacks:

  1. Cisca Dash
  2. Cisca Slash x4
  3. Cisca Dash
  4. Cisca Uppercut
  5. Grand Frozen Gelato
  6. Cisca Dash
  7. Cisca Dash
  8. Cisca Uppercut
  9. Fran Freeze
  10. Cisca Slash x2
  11. Cisca Slash x3
  12. Cisca Uppercut
  13. Cisca Dash
  14. Cisca Slash x2

After that, she then attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Cisca Dash
  2. Cisca Slash x2
  3. Grand Frozen Gelato
  4. Cisca Slash x4
  5. Cisca Dash
  6. Cisca Uppercut
  7. Fran Freeze
  8. Cisca Dash
  9. Cisca Dash
  10. Cisca Slash x2
  11. Cisca Slash x2
  12. Cisca Uppercut
  13. Cisca Cut
  14. Cisca Slash x3
  15. Cisca Uppercut

In her second phase, Francisca begins with these attacks:

  1. Shaken Soda Slider
  2. Fran Freeze
  3. Cisca Slash x6
  4. Cisca Uppercut
  5. Continuous Ice Candies
  6. Cisca Slash
  7. Cisca Uppercut
  8. Cisca Dash
  9. Cisca Dash
  10. Cisca Cut
  11. Cisca Slash
  12. Cisca Dash
  13. Cisca Uppercut

After that, she attacks in a mostly random order although she will always alternate between these attacks:

  • Shaken Soda Slider
  • Fran Freeze
  • Continuous Ice Candies
  • Fran Freeze

In-between those moves, she will do any of the following any number of times at random:

  • Cisca Slash
  • Cisca Dash
  • Cisca Uppercut
Once upon a time, a girl was stranded freezing in a snowstorm. As she got colder and colder, a mysterious traveler appeared and unlocked her natural talent for ice magic. She kept turning blue, all right–the beautiful blue of Francisca!
— Pause flavor text of Francisca (Soul Melter EX) in The Ultimate Choice

When she is fought solo in Soul Melter EX, Francisca's attacks are fundamentally the same as her battle on the Blizzno Moon, but most of her attacks can now hit repeatedly, ignoring ally invincibility frames from after getting damaged.

Francisca's attacks during her Soul Melter EX battle in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
グラン・フローズンジェラート
Grand Frozen Gelato
Similar to her second battle.
キスカ・ストーク
Cisca Dash
Similar to her second battle.
キスカ・アッパー
Cisca Uppercut
Similar to her second battle.
フラン・フリーズ
Fran Freeze
Similar to her second battle.
キスカ・ダウン
Cisca Slash
Similar to her second battle.
氷菓ひょうかれん
Continuous Ice Candies
Francisca tosses ice shards for 3 rounds as in her first battle, but only the last set can change direction in midair. Additionally, there is no safe zone directly beneath her.
シェイキング・ソーダ・スライダー
Shaken Soda Slider
Similar to her second battle.
Attack names are taken from Japanese strategy guides and the English version of the Dream Friend moveset.

As an ally[edit]

In Version 4.0.0. of the game, Francisca was added alongside her sisters Zan Partizanne and Flamberge as playable Dream Friends, unlockable after completing Heroes in Another Dimension with at least 100 Friend Hearts. The three can swap out for each-other at almost any time. Francisca has access to most of her moves as a boss, and also can hover above the ground.

Moveset[edit]

The following is Francisca's moveset as a Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies:

Francisca's Dream Friend Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Cisca Slash
press and release B
Deadly Ice Candy
↓ + B in midair
Cisca Dash
Dash + B
Frozen Gelato
Press and hold B, and then release
Cisca Uppercut
↑ + B
Shaken Soda Blaster
↓, then press and hold ↑ + B, then release
Cisca Slam
↓ + B after Cisca Uppercut
Elegant Escape
L/R + a direction
Sister Tag
↓ + press and release B
Sister Circle
Press and hold ↓ + B, and then release

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In Super Kirby Clash, Francisca appears in the Port Village alongside Flamberge after Team Kirby clears the Tougher: Parallel Nightmare Story Quest. The two of them can be seen chatting on the curb near the right end of the village.

Francisca also appears as a purchasable sticker. Her sticker comes with the caption "...Bonjam."

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, Francisca appears alongside her sisters on the Jambastion Entrance Battle Stage, where they act as stage hazards. Neither Francisca or her sisters can be attacked by the fighters, and they use some of their boss attacks from Kirby Star Allies to break up the action.

In addition, a costume for Beam Kirby can be unlocked which resembles Francisca, available if the player has save data for Kirby Star Allies on their Nintendo Switch.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Francisca is represented by a costume and color for Kirby to use. She also appears as a Character Treat, depicting her artwork from Kirby Star Allies.

Super Smash Bros. (series)[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Francisca appears as a Spirit alongside Flamberge and Zan Partizanne. More information can be found on The Three Mage-Sisters page.

Music[edit]

Main article: Song of Supplication

Francisca's battle theme, shared by Flamberge, is titled "Song of Supplication" in English.

The song title and three verses of the lyrics are shown on the pause menu screens from Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne during their battles in The Ultimate Choice.

Trivia[edit]

  • Francisca's English name is directly taken from the name of a particular type of axe, fitting due to her choice of weapon.
  • After her reveal in the January 11th Nintendo Direct, Francisca became the avatar used on Kirby's official JP Twitter feed to present updates for Star Allies content and news, similar to Susie for Planet Robobot and the spin-offs therein. She would eventually share this role with the other two Mage-Sisters after they had been introduced.

Gallery[edit]

Videos[edit]

First battle with Francisca in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice).
Second battle with Francisca in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice).
EX battle with Francisca in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice).

Quotes[edit]

Quotes from Francisca in Kirby Star Allies  
  • "...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."
  • "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!"
  • "...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!"
  • "Ms. Flamberge... please calm down a little."
  • "Oh, look at you..."
  • "You're not the same Lord Hyness we once knew..."
  • "Oh, but for the glorious old days when you led us toward a bright future..."
  • "If you resist, I will freeze you into ice."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラン・キッス
Furan Kissu
Fran-Kiss[2]
  • Derived from フランキスカ (francisca)[3]
Chinese 冰斧基斯
bīng fǔ jī sī
Ice Axe Kiss
Dutch Francisca
French Francisca
German Franziska Francisca
Italian Francisca
Korean 프랑시스카
Peurangsiseuka
Francisca
Portuguese Francisca -
Spanish Francisca


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