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Anna Pavlova (アンナパブロワ Anna Paburowa?) is a recurrent character in the Parodius series.


Anna was first introduced as the boss of the first stage in Gokujō Parodius!, where this giant panda appears from a large "ocean" of toys wearing a ballerina costume. Much like Judy, she has a duck-like parasite attached to her head called Melora which acts as her weak spot.

She reappeared in several following titles in the Parodius series, either as a playable character or just making a cameo.

Attack patterns

Anna has a single attack: the pirouette. She cannot be harmed while spinning and will send waves upon waves of toys from the bottom of the screen, in a similar manner as the traditional Volcano from the Gradius series. She'll walk the length of the screen inbetween this attack.



  • Her name is a reference to Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian ballerina.
  • Melora, the parasite Anna has on her head, shares its name with Princess Melora, a character from the TwinBee series, although it's unknown if there's any connection between both characters.
  • Anna also makes a cameo appearance in one of the minigames of the THE ★ BishiBashi.

See also

Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~
Characters Takosuke and BelialVic Viper and Lord BritishPentaro and HanakoTwinBee and WinBeeHikaru and AkaneMambo and SambaMichael and GabrielKoitsu and AitsuGoemon and EbisumaruDracula-kun and Kid DraculaUpa and RupaMr. Past Glory
Stages Circo Porto HarborlandCat Battleship ForeverCandy LandTraffic SignsCore Ship ParadeMoai BattleshipThe MoonDiscoShooting Memories
Bosses Anna PavlovaCat SubmarineElizaDecoration CoreCrazy CoreCapsule Monster CappuccinoYoshikoPrincess KaguyaChichibinta RikaTako's CutiePentaro X