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Monica Krushevsky (モニカ・クルシェフスキー, Monika Kurushefusukī), also known as Monica Kruszewski, was a noble and a member of the Knights of the Round, holding the position of the Knight of Twelve before her death.

Appearance[]

She was a gentle-looking woman whose appearance masked just how dangerous she could be. Monica had straight blond hair that was tied into two pigtails at the front and wore the typical white uniform of the Knights of the Round along with a cape; hers was predominantly a light green one with gold accents. She was shown wearing a skirt in her first appearance.

According to Nonna, she looks just like her mother.

Personality[]

Unlike many Britannians, Monica bore no prejudice towards anyone, and held the idealistic belief that "Justice is given equally." She wished to be a virtuous person. She also wished, in part due to her connection to him, for the Emperor to acknowledge her as strong. even among the Knights of the Round, Monica's loyalty to the Emperor was high, and she was in command of his Royal Guard, implying some leadership skills. Her loyalty ultimately made her not only refuse to serve under Lelouch, but also try to remove him from power as he had killed the previous Emperor.

She fell in love with enemy pilot Orpheus Zevon of the terrorist organization Peace Mark.

Character Outline[]

Monica was born from a relationship between the Emperor, Charles zi Britannia and Natalia Ginzburg, the only daughter of the head of the Ginzburg family. No one, not even her handmaid Nonna, whom she was closest to, knew how the two came to know each other as Natalia was not a social person. Though Natalia tried to hide this, it came out when she became pregnant with his child. It was later believed by Nonna that this may have been a factor contributing to Natalia's father's, already a critic of Emperor Charles, attempted rebellion, even though the Ginzburg family was an old noble family who had long been loyal to the Imperial family. When this plot became exposed, the rebellion was quashed by the Knights of the Round. By the time Monica was born, the head of the Ginzburg cut ties with as many people as he could to protect them, including the servants. Because the Ginzburg family would not only lose their status, but be executed for their treason, the infant Monica was entrusted to Natalia's handmaid Nonna, and the two were taken in by the Krushevsky family, who had ties to the Ginzburgs. As the head of the Krushevsky family and his wife had never had children, they raised Monica as their own, and she was unaware of her true heritage for many years.

At the age of 10, when her mother was in an accident and required a blood transfusion, she quickly volunteered but was turned down. Confused by this, she later decided to look into her and her parents blood and made the startling discovery that she was not related to either of her parents. Feeling her whole world had turned upside down and felt as if she no longer knew who she was, and she felt as if she was no one at all anymore. Seeking answers, she inquired with her nanny, Nonna, about herself. Believing that with Monica's intelligence, she would find out herself eventually anyway, she told her the truth of her birth. Grateful to Nonna that she now knew the truth, Monica still felt like she wasn't anyone anymore. Eventually, this led to her joining the military and eventually rising to become a Knight of the Round.

Though she has not yet spoken to Charles about their connection, she eventually wishes to reveal herself to him.

Character History[]

Oz the Reflection[]

Shortly after the Black Rebellion in 2017 a.t.b., Monica is stationed in São Miguel. She orders Britannia's 12th Army to attack a base of the terrorist group Fangs of the Sahara in Tehla Grigori, southwest of Bejaia in Algeria. The battle turns against Britannia, however, when a squall transforms the desert into a muddy field, stealing the Knightmare's mobility.

Monica plans to intervene in the battle herself, but as it would take her half a day to arrive, she instead contacts the Glinda Knights currently flying along the Algerian Coast. She commands General Schwarzer by her authority as a Knight of the Round to help the 12th Army, which happens successfully.

Monica is later sent to Cambodia to be the pilot of the Florence, a new Knightmare Frame built from a salvaged Alexander left after the battle of Slonim in Belarus. There, she encounters Orpheus, and the two agree to a date. During the test run for the Florence, she is attacked by Orpheus and Ze, who manage to defeat her and damage her Knightmare. She is left unconscious afterwards, and misses the date she and Orpheus had agreed to. Both Monica and Orpheus remain unaware of fighting each other.

Second Season[]

Monica is stationed aboard the Emperor's flagship, Great Britannia, and is implied to lead his Royal Guard. During the attack on Kamine Island, the Emperor left her to deal with Schneizel and the Black Knights. After Charles' death, she is among the Knights of the Round who do not approve Lelouch's ascension to the imperial throne and remains loyal to the former Emperor.

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Monica's final moments

She is killed by Suzaku during an attempt to remove Lelouch from the throne, commenting on how powerful the Lancelot Albion is and cursing Suzaku Kururugi with her last breath before her Knightmare explodes.

Trivia[]

  • Monica's personal Knightmare, the Florence, was never explicitly shown in the anime, likely because it was first created for Oz the Reflection. Instead, the interior of her Knightmare's cockpit suggested it to be a Vincent Commander Model, though this might just be the Britannian cockpit block used in the Florence after it was modified by the Toromo Agency.
  • Her surname originates from the Polish language.
  • Monica has gain an unexpected popularity with fans despite her short live appearances. She has gain different variants in media such as a swimsuit, a support action in SRW Omega, even gaining a side story in Lost Stories detailing her background. Even a Birthday outfit. It's unknown where this popularity gain traction.

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