Francisca

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Francisca.png
Official artwork of Francisca.
Details
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Weakness(es) Fire and Sizzle;
Beam, ESP, Plasma and Zap
Similar to Flamberge, Zan Partizanne
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Francisca (named Fran Kiss / Fran Cis in Japan) is a Boss who made her debut in Kirby Star Allies. She is described as the 'Frozen General', and serves Hyness, the main antagonist of the game.

Her appearance is very similar to that of Susie, but she is dressed as a military general, and doesn't have visible feet. There are two other generals who are her sisters, named Flamberge and Zan Partizanne.

Francisca 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

The following lists all of Francisca's attacks. Attacks in italics are used during the second phase only.

Francisca's Attacks during the first battle in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
Cisca Down Francisca swings her axe downward.
Cisca Upper Francisca swings her axe upward.
Cisca Stroke Francisca thrusts her axe forward.
Frozen Gelato Francisca throws her axe that spins with homing property.
If any ally is hit by the axe, they will get stuck on it and take continuous damage until the spinning is over.
This attack can be stopped by fire-based attacks (Fire itself and Sizzle-augment abilities).
氷菓ひょうか
Ice Candies
Francisca begins with this attack during the second phase of her first battle.

She 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 Recoil 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[1] is a kind of Japanese frozen dessert as well as wagashi (Japanese traditional confections).
クズキリ
Kuzu Cut
Francisca continously swings her axe down and up. Then, she finishes with a jump slash, creating ice hazards and stars on impact.
  • クズ means East Asian arrowroot and クズキリ can also mean noodles made from said plants. キリ can be written as 切 (cut).
Shaking Soda Francisca conjures a soda gun, shakes it and fires water shots that richochet 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 & his allies.
Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.

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
Position Change Francisca leaps to the other side of the stage. Flamberge shares the same movement too.
クズキリ
Kuzu Cut
Francisca may perform this multi-slash combo during the first phase of her second battle.
Gran Frozen Gelato Similar to 'Frozen Gelato' in her first battle, but the spinning axe becomes larger now.
Fran Freeze Francisca performs a jump slash and then drags her axe on the ground, leaving ice hazards on her path which can be melted by fire-based attacks.
Shaking Soda Slider

Francisca begins with this attack during the second phase of her second battle.

She will fire 2 rounds of water shots instead: diagonally upward in the first round, (leaps to the other side of the stage) and diagonally downward in the second round.
The water shots richochet more often than in her first battle. She also alters the angle of shot mid-fire in both round.

氷菓ひょうかれん
Continuous Ice Candies
Francisca tosses the same number ice shards for 3 rounds like in her first battle, but they change their directions in midair.
Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.

Music

Spoilers! Notice: Stop right there, stubby little pink thing!
Spoilers abound! If you do not wish to read them, skip ahead to the next heading or find a different article.

Francisca's battle theme, shared by Flamberge, is titled Prayer song to God[2] (Japanese/Chinese version).

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.

The 'God' is likely Void Termina but this song is titled Song of Supplication on the pause menu of Francisca's The Ultimate Choice battle in the English version.

For the full lyrics, see Void Termina.

Gallery

Trivia

  • 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 generals after they had been introduced.
  • Francisca is voiced by Reina Ueda.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 冰斧基斯
bīng fǔ jī sī
Ice Axe Kiss/Cis

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