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.
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.
- The minigame background is also a reference to Circo Porto Harborland.
|Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~|
|Characters||Takosuke and Belial • Vic Viper and Lord British • Pentaro and Hanako • TwinBee and WinBee • Hikaru and Akane • Mambo and Samba • Michael and Gabriel • Koitsu and Aitsu • Goemon and Ebisumaru • Dracula-kun and Kid Dracula • Upa and Rupa • Mr. Past Glory|
|Stages||Circo Porto Harborland • Cat Battleship Forever • Candy Land • Traffic Signs • Core Ship Parade • Moai Battleship • The Moon • Disco • Shooting Memories|
|Bosses||Anna Pavlova • Cat Submarine • Eliza • Decoration Core • Crazy Core • Capsule Monster Cappuccino • Yoshiko • Princess Kaguya • Chichibinta Rika • Tako's Cutie • Pentaro X|