Jessica Albert is a character in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. A girl from a good home, she comes from a wealthy family in the small village of Alexandria. However, contrary to her upbringing, she is unskilled in the social niceties and expected behaviour of her environment, which often leads to conflict with her mother. She joins up with the Hero for personal reasons, strengthening the party with her flair for offensive magic.
Magic is far from Jessica's only strength; she is also an outstanding fighter. Whips, staves, knives and later swords are her weapons of choice.
Jessica can be very tomboyish and is a gifted with powerful magic abilities. Jessica, with the void from her brother's death and the estrangement from her family, seeks vengeance against Dhoulmagus, but, later, her primary goal is to save the world from Rhapthorne. Of her broad repertoire of spells and for fighting, her most powerful weapon is the whip. Jessica is often the victim of Angelo's lecherous tendencies. She once was susceptible to the lure of Rhapthorne's forbidden power--the sceptre, but was saved thanks to the party's determination. To the very end she and Angelo share a "complicated" relationship that nether will admit exists.