"So the little Shinigami doesn't know anything at all? Did you think the rules and world created by your father are everything? Look, isn't it wonderful? The power that Grimoire have taught me. I will use this power to change the world. I will destroy Shinigami's rule."
Princess of Paraponera
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Ponera (ポネラ, Ponera), known by the title "Monotone Princess (モノトーン プリンセス, Monotōn Purinsesu)", was the last survivor of her clan, Paraponera. Conspiring to destroy the world, she is killed by one of the main protagonist group from Maka's Team. She is the main antagonist of Soul Eater: Monotone Princess.
Much of Ponera's personality is shown throughout her interactions with the playable character in question.
Being the last surviving member of her clan and raised by Grimoire, Ponera is a vengeful person with malice towards the world in general. From her interactions with Death the Kid and Maka Albarn, she reveals that much of her disdain comes from the delusion that Death's "rules" of the world allow his allies/followers the freedom do whatever they wish, citing while she is alone. Because of this, she conspires to destroy the world and everyone within it to undo the rules Death has established.
In addition to this, she is arrogant similar to that of Black☆Star, so much so as to feel superiority. In Kid's story, she find herself superior to that of Kid, even going so far as to remark him as a mere "kid" when she thought Grimoire was fighting a full fledged Death God. Kid remarked that her comment was made because she was frustrated at the fact that Grimoire didn't fight Death himself and was defeated.
However, Ponera has sympathetic and positive qualities. Much of her delusions and mindset came from the teaching of Grimoire, who taught her spiritual powers as an ends meet to make the world his own, unknown to her. She shown capability of placing faith in an individual like Grimoire, being fiercely devoted. Maka once remarked that even she felt sympathetic to her apparent loneliness.
Ponera is a relatively tall girl who, wearing a gray bug-like crown on her of her dark hair, which is quite short. Coming down to about halfway of her neck. Two long pieces of hair extend from the bangs and hang low over Ponera's face with a pink mark at the end of each of them. She has a curvy figure, with mid size breasts, a thin waist, and small hips.
Her typical clothing consists simply of a long, white sleeveless dress that has a trailing pieces of fabric going cross the waist area. Two long sleeve-like gloves, separated entirely from the dress, are worn on her arms, ending just after her elbows. Seemingly connected to this gloves her are tattoo like markings spread across her arms up to her shoulder blades. She's also barefeet.
Unknown Magic: Ponera's Magic includes controlling insects and usage of soul cocoons. At the final battle against her, Ponera is shown shooting laser-like beams from both the ceiling and her hands.
- Ponera's Ragdoll: Ponera is carrying a bug-shaped ragdoll in which can transform into a gigantic tank in which she rides on.
Born as the last member of the Paraponera clan, she was then taken in by Grimoire, who became her teacher and taught her magic and her spiritual powers. The both then conspired to take down Death Weapon Meister Academy by using the Soul Cocoon to create an artifical Kishin and destroy the world. Unknown to Ponera, she was being used by Grimoire who sought to use her to take the world under his control. Being privy to this, she later grew to have feelings for her mentor.
- Both Ponera and the sorcerer, Noah (Wrath), share some similarities. Both Ponera and Noah share the same theme and have fused with their associated familiars in their battles.
- Despite her apparent looks, she is known to at least be older then members of Maka's team, having remarked the Meisters as literal "kids".