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Hershey (ハーシー Hāshī?) (Viz Media: Cocoa) was Erica's dog when she was a young girl on Mars. It was first mentioned by Erica to Yoko when they were crossing a minefield together under threat of death by a squad commanded by Maltan, but did not appear until Mars Chronicle.

AppearanceEdit

Hershey was a St. Bernard with several scars on his face and left forepaw, suggesting that he had been physically abused by Erica's father, Johan Walt.

HistoryEdit

Mars ChroniclesEdit

Erica first mentioned Hershey when she was being treated by Finch at Mamiana. She subsequently revealed that Hershey had died along with her parents.[1]

It is later revealed in a flashback triggered by a return to her former home in Curie Stadt that the dark history behind Erica's family was revealed. Her parents were abusive towards her and her father employed Hershey as a guard dog. At one point he goaded Hershey into tearing off Erica's left forearm while laughing as he had a drink. Hershey was subsequently poisoned by a pair of unnamed men who coveted Johan's treasure who Erica led back to her home to get revenge on her family.

TriviaEdit

Hershey was renamed Cocoa by Viz Media, likely due to having the same name as The Hershey Company. The name was changed back by Kodansha Comics USA.

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