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I'm a Super Dog!
- Milla, upon completing a level.


Milla Basset, the Tritagonist of the Freedom Planet Series, is an orphan Hush Basset Puppy who possesses the Power of Alchemy, as well as a love for Chemistry and Companionship.

Before she met Lilac & Carol, Milla lived alone in the woods of the Valley Region, with the whereabouts of her parents unknown. To cope with her loneliness, she carves a face into a tree stump and named it "Mr. Stumpy". One day, while playing with Mr. Stumpy near the Ancient Temple, Milla sees Lilac chasing after a Shang Mu Truck, and follows her with the intent of meeting a dragon. Shortly after saving Carol, who was trapped in a cave following their fight with the Mantalith, she befriends her and Lilac, who invites her to live with them in their Treehouse. Later that night, Milla overhears Lilac & Carol talking to Torque, offering to help him complete his mission, which was to reclaim the Kingdom Stone before Lord Brevon can steal it for his galactic conquest. Milla didn't know this at the time, but since she wanted to stay close to her newfound friends, she joins Lilac & Carol, and together, the newly formed Team Lilac set out to save Avalice from the brink of civil war.

Following a 3-year time skip, Milla has grown more independent and lives in her own Chemistry Lab, where she trains her Alchemy Powers and makes Potions to help her friends on their adventures. Soon, she will use her skills, old and new, in service of the Royal Magister, who has recruited Team Lilac to help defend Shang Tu from the remnants of Brevon's Army, as well as discovering the origin of a New Threat.

Appearance

Milla is a young, female Hush Basset Puppy with ivory-white fur, bushy orange hair, bright green eyes and large ears with a set of four bright green discs on them (possibly a genetic trait from her Alchemy Powers).

In Freedom Planet, Milla wears a sleeveless, beige unitard-like outfit with a bright green tag and shows off a green outfit with white stripes underneath (possibly a swimsuit or a leotard).

In Freedom Planet 2, Milla wears a sleeveless, black romper with yellow straps on the leggings, a yellow crop top vest over the romper and black sweatbands under the bracelets on her wrist and ankles.

For both outfits, Milla wears orange and bright green bracelets on her wrists and ankles, matching her hair, eyes and the discs on her ears. In both games she is barefoot, unlike her friends. The orange bracelets are worn on her left wrist and right ankle, while the bright green discs are worn on her right wrist and left ankle.

Personality

Milla has a playful imagination, being friends with a tree stump (Mr. Stumpy) while living alone in the woods of the Valley Region. She is somewhat shy when socializing with new people, but when she does make a new friend, she immediately makes a special bond with them and will always think of ways to help them out. Milla is of a kind-hearted nature, as she always tries to be nice and cheerful. However, whenever she hasn't seen somebody she knows for a really long time (her parents, for example), she begins to feel stressed and will do whatever it takes to see them again, no matter what. Being a peacemaker, Milla hates violence and anger, especially among friends, as shown when she started crying while watching Lilac & Carol argue with each other at Jade Creek, and again when she stopped Carol & Spade from continuing their fight at the Red Scarves Hideout.

In the 3 years after the first game, Milla has grown more independent with herself and has developed a strong interest in chemistry, as she now lives in her own Chemistry Lab. But her Chemistry work as made her more cautious, to the point that if an experiment goes wrong, she makes sure no one is around to get hurt. It is also likely that Milla is more confident in her abilities old and new, due to the training she and her friends received during the 3-year time skip.

Relationships

Sash Lilac

Lilac-Milla Hug.png

Milla first saw Lilac chasing a Shang Mu Truck, and follows her with the intention of meeting a Dragon.[1] Upon meeting her, Milla asked if she could touch her ponytails.[2] Lilac was a bit taken aback by her request, but she quickly accepted the young hound as a friend, and eventually becomes a big sister figure to her. After surviving her mutation at the hands of Brevon, Milla apologized to Lilac, who immediately tried to comfort her when she started crying.[3]

Carol Tea

Milla saved Carol's life after she was trapped in a collapsing cave.[4] Afterwards, the Wildcat pounced at Milla when she was hiding behind a bush, following her and Lilac, but quickly apologized to her when she realized she was the one who saved her. Carol was grossed out when Lilac let Milla touch her Ponytails, and also seemed uncomfortable when Lilac invited Milla to stay with them at their Treehouse. The following morning, Milla scared Carol out of bed with a playful puppy bark.[2] Eventually, Carol became more comfortable around Milla, stating she would tell her about her past with the Red Scarves if she was a good dog. Later, Milla apologized to Carol and Lilac for being mutated and attacking them earlier, breaking down in tears.[3]

Mr. Stumpy

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Mr. Stumpy may have been the closest thing Milla had to a best friend before meeting Lilac and Carol. Despite being alone in the woods, Milla always had Mr. Stumpy to play with and to keep her company. She always found it funny when Mr. Stumpy never says anything.[1]

Milla's Parents

Milla's Parents are only mentioned a few times during the events of Freedom Planet, and didn't make a physical appearance. She never knew them and doesn't remember what they look like, due to the fact that she was living alone in the woods for a really long time, and that she was very young (possibly still a baby) when she lost them. Despite this, Milla was determined to find them, as shown when she was making a "SUPER Feather Potion" with Mr. Stumpy.[1] Later on Zao's Airship, Milla saw a shooting star and made a wish to see her parents again. Carol stated it sounded like a good thing to wish for, while Lilac, who overheard the wish, began to show concern, knowing that Milla was missing her parents, and tries to cheer her up later on. It is currently unknown if Milla is still searching for her Parents during Freedom Planet 2.

Attributes

Milla has the personality and instincts of the average canine, shown throughout the game as the following:

  • Barking, howling, whimpering and growling.
  • Digging holes in the ground and burying objects.
  • Wagging her tail whenever she's happy or excited.
  • Sitting and running on all fours.
  • Having keen senses of hearing and smell.
  • Being a loyal companion to anyone she considers a friend.
  • Having the instinct to protect people in need.
  • Lying on her back in the belly rub position.
  • Using the dog paddle technique when she goes swimming.

Milla's weaknesses are her small Life Meter, slow attacks and difficulty picking up speed. Most of her attacks requires time to charge up, and getting hit during this process can disrupt them, also causing her to drop any object is she might be carrying. She only has 4 Life Petals (as opposed to the 7 that the other Playable Characters have), making her the most vulnerable to Stunlocking. Milla's overall learning curve is steeper compared to the other Playable Characters and will require time and patience to master properly.

Some of Milla's weaknesses have been improved in Freedom Planet 2:

  • Her Shield Burst is now a rapid attack, and can be aimed in 8 directions.
  • She can now jump while using her Barrier Shield.
  • She now has new Moves: the Crane Combo, Cube Blaster & Spiral Attack.
  • She can now have up to 6 Life Petals.
  • She can now spawn her Phantom Cubes instantly by Guarding.

Powers and Abilities

Milla possesses (and was possibly born with) the power of Alchemy, the medieval forerunner of Chemistry, which serves as the basis of her abilities. Despite being young, Milla is able to pilot certain vehicles, such as a Shang Mu Tank in the Schmup Stage, and can even take control of Sparky, an inactive Mutant Iris in Battle Glacier. Following the events of Freedom Planet, Milla began training to improve her Alchemy while also learning martial arts, so she could fight hand-to-hand. She has also developed a strong in Chemistry, in which she uses to make Potions for her friends to use during their adventures.

Move List

Move/Details Images
Phantom Cube

Milla's Signature Weapon; a green Alchemy Cube that she can spawn, throw at enemies and even block overhead projectiles. In FP1, it takes a couple seconds to charge up, but the process can be interrupted if Milla takes damage. In FP2, Milla spawn a Phantom Cube by Guarding, floating around her afterwards, and can even be carried by a Guardian Orb.

-Button/Key-

Summon Attack (Hold)
Throw Attack
FP1
Milla Phantom Block.gif
FP2
FP2PhantomCube.gif
Barrier Shield

Milla's main use of defense; a Psychic Shield that can deflect enemy projectiles and can be aimed in 6 directions; 8 directions as of FP2.

-Button/Key-

Special (Hold)
FP1
FP2
FP2MillaBarrier.gif
Cube Shield

Milla can create a stronger, more durable Shield by combining a Phantom Cube with her Shield, able to deflect more powerful projectiles, such as Missiles.

-Button/Key-

With a Cube Special (Hold)
Shield Burst

Milla can unleash a small energy burst from her Shield, using it as a close range attack that can be aimed in 6 directions. In FP2, she can now fire small lasers in all 8 directions that do significantly less damage than the Cube Blaster.

Special
FP1
FP2
FP2MillaShieldBurst2.gif
Super Shield Burst

Milla can unleash a stronger energy burst with a bigger range by combining a Phantom Cube with her Shield. She can even use the recoil from this move to boost her mobility.

FP1 With a Cube Special
FP2 With a Cube Attack
FP1
FP2
FP2SuperShieldBurst.gif
Cube Blaster

Milla can craft Mini-Cubes from a Standard Phantom Cube, and fire them with her Shield Burst, able to shoot up to 10 per Cube in 8 directions.

-Button/Key-

With a Cube Special
FP2MillaShieldBurst.gif
MultiCube

Milla's Power-Up in FP2; it provides her with a set of 3 Phantom Cubes, enabling her to use her Super Shield Burst 3 times in a row or shoot up to 30 Mini-Cubes with her Cube Blaster. She can't spawn any new Phantom Cubes until she uses up a MultiCube.

MultiCube.png
Spiral Attack

Milla can convert an Alchemy Sphere into a buzzsaw, using it as a close range aerial attack while running on the ground or in midair.

-Button/Key-

Ground / + Attack
Midair Attack
FP2MillaSpiralAttack.gif
Crane Combo

In FP2, Milla is now trained in martial arts, and uses Crane-Style Kung Fu to punch and kick enemies at close range.

-Button/Key-

Attack
MillaCraneCombo.gif
Puppy Float

Using her large ears, Milla can float in the air for a short time, enabling to reach high places. In FP2, an Energy Meter is added to measure the stamina of this move.

-Button/Key-

Jump (Hold)
FP1
MillaFloat.gif
FP2
MillaFloat-0.gif
Puppy Dig

Like real-life Dogs, Milla can dig into soft Dirt Areas to find Buried Treasure.

-Button/Key-

+ Attack
FP1
Milla Dig.gif
FP2
MillaDig.gif
Carry N' Throw

If Milla stands on a certain Item while trying to spawn a Phantom Cube, she'll pick up that Item and carry it around until she throws it, able to damage enemies. She'll drop the Item she's carrying if she takes damage.

-Button/Key-

Pick Up Attack
Throw Attack
Milla Carry.gif

-Carry N' Throwable Items-
Bomb.png
Bombs
Crystal Cluster.png
Crystal Flowers
Milla Extra Life.gif
Extra Life Cages
Fuel Can.png
Fuel Tanks
Health Flower.png
Life Flowers
Milla Phantom Block.gif
Phantom Cubes
Invincibility.png
Shield Crystals
Treasure Chest.png
Treasure Chests
Wooden Crates
Guarding

A dodge that provides Milla with brief invulnerability from enemy attacks. Although it can't fully protect from larger or more powerful attacks, it can still soften the blow to take less damage if timed right. She can also spawn her Phantom Cubes through this process.

-Button/Key-

Guard
MillaGuard.png

Other Game Appearances

Petal Crash

HOT STONES! Pretty AND explosive? This is my kind of science!
- Milla's Intro in Petal Crash

Milla is set to make an appearance in Petal Crash, an Arcade Action Puzzle Game developed by Friend & Fairy that involves sliding colorful blocks and crashing them into cascading combos across a wide variety of game modes. In the upcoming Version 1.1 Update, she will be added as an unlockable character alongside fellow guest, Nova the Squirrel. Milla's Sprite Animations in Petal Crash will mirror those of her Sprite Animations in Freedom Planet 2.

Like the other Playable Characters in Petal Crash, Milla will have 7 different Palette Costumes; each one sporting the color scheme of a Character from Freedom Planet 2. Milla's Palette Costumes are listed as the following:

  • Costume 1: Default Costume; Based on Milla herself
  • Costume 2: Based on Milla's Friend, Lilac
  • Costume 3: Based on Milla's Friend, Carol
  • Costume 4: Based on the Frost Knight, Lady Neera Li
  • Costume 5: Based on fellow Canine, Sergeant Askal
  • Costume 6: Based on Team Lilac's Rival, Spade
  • Costume 7: Based on Spade's Brother, King Dail

Trivia

  • Milla is named after the word "mill", but her name is also a variant of the the name "Camilla", or of the Russian name "Lyudmila".
  • Milla is a Hush Basset, a mixed breed of a Basset Hound and a Cocker Spaniel. This may confirm that one of her parents was a Basset Hound, and the other a Cocker Spaniel.
  • Milla's Puppy Float ability is similar to Yoshi's Flutter Jump from the Super Mario Series. The difference is that her Puppy Float covers more vertical distance.
  • Unlike the other Characters, Milla's Energy Meter in Freedom Planet 2 is used to measure amount of stamina she has left for her Puppy Float ability, and is completely refilled the second she touches the ground or a Jump Spring.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Relic Maze (Mr. Stumpy)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Relic Maze (Meet Milla)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Ending
  4. Freedom Planet in-game cutscene - Relic Maze (Cave Collapse)