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 under direct orders of Clarus Amicitia, and acts as Gladiolus and Ignis's senior.



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 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.


Monica's role is combat support and reconnaissance. She and Dustin help Iris Amicitia and other evacuees escape Insomnia when it is attacked by Niflheim. At Leide's Hunter Outpost she relays a message from Cor to Noctis to meet him at the royal tomb at Keycatrich Trench, then later in a raid at the Norduscaean Blockade. She tells Noctis most of Crownsguard did not survive Insomnia's fall.

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".

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.

After light begins to disappear from the world completely, Monica supports the former Kingsglaive members in protecting Lucis from monsters, and supports refugees. She dispatches the Glaives and hunters on missions, occasionally rewarding them with meals she cooks herself.


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.