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Monica Hughes
MonicaHughes-SRTT
Appears in

Saints Row 2
Saints Row: The Third

Gender

Female

Hometown

Stilwater

Family

Richard Hughes (husband)

Affiliations

The Protagonist
STAG

Occupations

Mayor of Stilwater
U.S. Senator

Voiced by

Tasia Valenza

Monica Hughes is a character in Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third.

OverviewEdit

Monica Hughes is the widow of Richard Hughes.

Saints Row 2Edit

After Richard's death at Julius Little's hands[1], she became the mayor of Stilwater. She supported her husband in all his plans, but her unhappiness started when Richard started working with Ultor. From there Ultor slowly faded away Richard's legacy by taking credit for the radical redevelopment plans he created. First, Richard's plan was called the Hughes Initiative, then the Ultor-Hughes Initiative, then just the Ultor Initiative. Because of this, she grew to hate Ultor.[2]

She later hired The Protagonist to devalue or destroy as much of Ultor's property as they could in order to get her revenge.

During the epilogue, Dane Vogel reveals that Monica green-lit Ultor's project to rebuild Shivington.[3]

Saints Row: The ThirdEdit

After the events of Saints Row 2, Hughes, now a U.S. Senator, traveled to back to Stilwater to begin construction on Hughes Memorial Bridge.[4]

After this bridge is destroyed by the Luchadores in an attempt to ambush the Saints leadership[4], she travels to Washington D.C. to present the "STAG Initiative", a group of trained soldiers and mercenaries to be used to subdue the gang violence in Steelport.[5] After STAG is approved, she is on constant watch, making sure they do what they're supposed to, while trying to stay good in the public eye.[6] At the end of the game there is a choice which affects Hughes' behavior in the cutscene at the end of the mission,

EndingsEdit

Kill KillbaneEdit

After killing Killbane, she becomes angry, believing that the Saints are responsible for destroying the monument.[reference?] After a meeting with STAG Commander, Cyrus Temple, she reluctantly gives him permission to bring in the Daedalus. After killing Cyrus and destroying the Daedalus, The Protagonist sends a message to Hughes, declaring Steelport an independent city-state.[7]

Save Shaundi and ViolaEdit

After saving Shaundi, Viola DeWynter and Burt Reynolds, Monica congratulates the Saints, mainly to stay within favor of the public eye. Cyrus disapproves of this, but she orders STAG out of town for threatening to destroy a monument.[8]

Genkibowl VII Edit

Senator Monica Hughes set to announce presidential bid.
News ticker[9]

During the opening cutscene of the first Activity in Genkibowl VII, "Apocalypse Genki", the news ticker reveals Hughes is set to announce her presidential bid.[10]

Saints Row IVEdit

During initial Player Customization, a news headline says that Monica Hughes signed a seven-figure publishing deal for her autobiography, after losing her presidential bid.[11]

TriviaEdit

Saints Row 2Edit

  • When using a generic girl as a human shield, she says "do you know who my mother is?! Monica Hughes! She is the mayor of Stilwater!"
  • Cheerleaders practicing around Stilwater University chant "it's okay, we won't lose, we'll just cheat like Mayor Hughes!"

Saints Row The ThirdEdit

  • In Saints Row: The Third CG trailer, it is revealed on the TV in the background that Monica Hughes is now a Senator.[reference?]
  • In Saints Row: The Third, she is a behind-the-scenes antagonist, being the person who ordered the creation of STAG, causing much more trouble for the Saints.[5]
  • She looks younger in Saints Row: The Third than she does in Saints Row 2.

Saints Row IVEdit

  • During the mission The Case of Mr. X there is a screen with the headline of Monica Hughes that reads, "Breaking: Hughes Welcomes Zin-Yak All hail our glorious new leader. Zin-Yak Promises bi-partisan dictatorship."[12][13]
  • A cut homie conversation between Phillipe Loren and Cyrus Temple reveals that Hughes and Loren had a long-standing business arangement, part of which including the building of the Hughes Memorial Bridge with funding from Loren.[14]

GalleryEdit

  • Monica Hughes in Saints Row 2
  • Monica Hughes in Saints Row 2
  • Senator Monica Hughes in Saints Row IV
  • Monica Hughes at press conference on t.v. in the Saints Row: The Third Power Trailer
  • "Senator Monica Hughes set to announce presidential bid in the..."
  • Senator Monica Hughes at press conference
  • Senator Monica Hughes at press conference
  • Senator Monica Hughes at press conference
  • Monica, appearing in Asha's simulation
  • Monica, appearing in Asha's simulation
  • Monica Hughes reference in Saints Row IV during the Player Customization

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cutscene: Saints and Martyrs
  2. Cutscene: Septic Avenger at Red Light District
  3. Mission: ... and a Better Life, "A Brighter Future..." cutscene
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mission: Return to Steelport
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mission: The Ho Boat
  6. Mission: Gang Bang
  7. Mission: STAG Film
  8. Mission: Three Way, "Save Shaundi" choice
  9. Image:
    Monica Hughes in Genkibowl VII

    "Senator Monica Hughes set to announce presidential bid in the..."

  10. Image:
    Monica Hughes in Genkibowl VII

    News ticker in Saints Row: The Third's Genkibowl VII DLC.

  11. Image:
    Monica Hughes in Saints Row IV newsticker

    Monica Hughes mention SR4

  12. Image:
    Monica-fromashawithlove

    Monica-fromashawithlove

  13. Image:
    The Case of Mr. X - Monica on monitor

    Monica-fromashawithlove2

  14. Dialogue: Homie conversation:

    Cyrus and Phillipe

    Cyrus: "You know, if the Saints weren't pushed to the top of the list, STAG was planning to move against you and your Syndicate."
    Phillipe: "That would never have occurred, Monsieur Temple. Senator Hughes and I had a long standing business arrangement."
    Cyrus: "I don't believe you."
    Phillipe: "Why do you think it took my death before she let you off the leash?"
    Cyrus: "That was because of her precious bridge in Stilwater."
    Phillipe: "And who do you think paid for that bridge, Commander?"
    Homie Convo Cyrus Phillipe
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