The Handler

Race Human
Gender Female
English Voice Actress: Eden Riegel
Japanese Voice Actress Makoto Koichi

The Handler is an NPC in Monster Hunter World (MHW). NPCs are non-playable characters that interact with the Hunter during the story or optional activities in game.


The Handler is a enthusiastic, inquisitive and reckless young woman. She tends to rush forward whenever she spots something of interest, regardless of whatever dangers may be present. While this frequently places herself and The Hunter in great danger, it also makes her an invaluable information gatherer and adept problem solver. She cares deeply about her friends, and is quite distraught when they come to harm.

Quests & Services

  • The Handler's primary job is to handle quests. Quests can be accepted from her at anytime in Astera or at any base camp.
  • The Handler also cooks meals for the Hunter at base camp.
  • In Astera or at any base camp, the Handler can cook Raw Meat and other items and turn it into Well-Done Steaks or Rations.



  • The Handler will show up in any base camp.
  • In Astera and Seliana, The Handler can be found eating at the Canteen
  • In the Research Outpost, The Handler can be found standing on one of the mid floors.



After hearing about the First Fleet's journey from her grandfather, a member of that fleet, the Handler became interested in the Commission and the New World. This time, the Guild approached her to be a Fifth Fleet A-lister, the reason being that the Commander requested tough handlers. Her ability to act and her cheerful nature earn her a certain amount from the Guild.

She aspires to be a good handler, and one of her major objectives in going to the New World is fulfilling her dream of creating an encyclopedia that specializes in the flavors of edibles in the New World. She loves to eat, and at camp she displays spectacular skill at cooking. Her motto is "If in doubt, take a bite!". She professes to love Exciteshrooms. Incidentally, eating an Exciteshroom brings a risk of negative health effects, so eating them uncooked in the New World is to be avoided.

The Handler also secretly requests the Botanical Research to cultivate mushrooms. Her research records contain many entries on things that can be eaten outdoors, and the Meowscular Chef, who runs the base Canteen, has to admit her superiority in insatiable cravings and curiosity for these "foods". A large, round table in one corner of the Canteen has been provided for her exclusive use, and the Handler can often be seen there, looking over a mountain of material and heartily stuffing her face with meats and fruits. According to the Huntsman, her grandfather was also a merry man who loved to eat.

Among the people who are partnered up with hunters, the Handler stands out. Though her duties and investigations, her zest for research is quite clear. She is quite often walking out in the field herself, providing guidance. (She is later even called a "super-active handler.") She often finds herself in predicaments, which makes her ability to take action crucial. She is full of advice about organisms and utilizing the environment, and she also supports the Hunter when it comes to meals, making her a reliable partner.

Role in Main Story

Acting in tandem with the hunter, the Handler gathers together a vast amount of research data. Thanks to the Guild's recommendation and her own strong desire, she finally came to the New World. Intelligent and sunny. Her motto is "if in doubt, take a bite!" and she faces every difficulty with positivity. On the voyage to the New World, she had a fateful meeting with her hunter partner. 


Handler's Outfit

  • The Handler's Outfit
  • Guildmarm's Outfit
  • Astera 3 Star Chef Coat
  • Busy Bee Dress
  • Sunshine Pareo
  • Mischievous Dress
  • Friendly Felyne Costume
  • Winter Outfit
  • Kokoto Gal's Costume
  • Terrifying Tyrant
  • Festive Samba



  • The Handler is part of the 5th Fleet.
  • Really likes food. Considers herself a "Foodie"
  • To see that her fieldwork goes smoothly, she keeps a quill pen on her lapel, and a book belt hangs over her shoulder, that has one ink bottle and two sample jars attached.
  • Regarding her opinion of the New World, as is her way, she expresses it in terms of food saying, "To me, it's like a big hunk of raw meat: primal... too huge to sink your teeth into...".
  • She made her own special goggles herself magnification and her bird-shaped slinger. She's deft with her hands and making smaller articles like these is one of her specialities.
  • She carries around a book that contains a collection of quest material and that is jam-packed with exploration information. The book is especially large compared to that of others in her profession, perhaps because of all her notes about food.
  • When heading off into the field, she prepares cooked and preserves foods to support the Hunter. She diligently learns recipes from the Meowscular Chef and accurately reproduces them on hunts.

Image Gallery


Handler Sketches


Handler's Head



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    • Anonymous

      I hope this is the last and only game a “handler” is used in Monster Hunter.

      Easily the worst addition to the series.

      • Anonymous

        my guy always has to save her like cmon atleast she can give some head but nooo shed rather f** my palico

        • Anonymous

          Best part of the game was when the Serious Handler filled in for her. As part of the final update (and a reward to the player for putting up with her so long) we should have gotten the Serious Handler back while ours went on to bother someone else or die alone.

          • Anonymous

            "Time to stand our ground and fight!" Says the b***h that never fought not even a goddamn Shepherd Hare in the whole f***ing game while the hunter is out there duking it out with the elder dragon that almost killed him and guess what? Because of her stupidity.

            Seriously, the game tries to make The Handler important but of all the things she does, there's always someone who's better at it, making her completely useless. And before someone says that she can cook for you if you forgot to eat back at camp, you got yourself a handful of items to boost your stamina, defense, attack, HP, you name it. Worst case scenario, go back and eat, it's not that hard. And even when she tries to make a joke, she's goddamn cringe, Jesus Christ, everytime she tries to be funny, I swear that I want to pierce my eardrums. If only that Odogaron went for the kill... goddamn it, doggo! You had one job!

            • Anonymous

              I bet she didn't even joined in the shara ishvalda quest like literally everybody joined the fight everybody and the tracker wanted to fight Shara well until Ruiner ruined it. And can we just say that the admiral was totally badass when he wanted to fight Shara with his fists!!! But handler is just somwhere else. Personally I don't find her quite as annoying than all of you but I kinda fell offended when she says "WE did it" and she doesn't even do any kind of fighting whatsoever. But can we just give her some slack for a bit because her main roal is damsel in distress. But I get it almost all of us wants the serious handler

              • Anonymous

                She's the Vyrn from Monster Hunter World: Annoying voice, useless and insists in saying "we" even though she never contributes to a SINGLE. F***ING. THING.

                • Anonymous

                  The handler's starting to grow on me. I hated her at first but got used to her being noisy and clueless all the time. She was worried when the hunter was injured by Velkhana which means she means good and I see is really doing her best as a handler. She's easily excited with almost anything and with Iceborne not yet having a definite ending, I hope to see her grow and become the handler people will want to see everytime they boot up their game.

                  • Anonymous

                    The best time in the game for me is when the commander insulted her before realizing she had left and then you get to work with the serious handler.

                    • Anonymous

                      "Hm hm hm ha ha ha... Dear oh dear, what was it? The Hunt? The Loot? Or AT Nergigante? Oh, it doesn't matter... It always comes down to the hunters' helper to clean up after these sort of messes." "Tonight... The Handler joins the hunt...."

                      • Anonymous

                        My rations never get below 7 thanks to her, idunno about you guys, but i find her portable canteen really useful, i always forget to eat in Astera.

                        • Anonymous

                          I found her to be cute, surprised so many people dislike her. Also, the first time I saw The Tracker, I thought she was the grandmother (I misremembered grandFAther) she mentioned

                          • Anonymous

                            why does the handler get those cool outfits and not me, unfair, btw microtransactions for an ingame NPC is so retarded

                            • Anonymous

                              Perhaps the handler is worthless for a reason, if not more worthless than the firekeeper. She's depressed. How do i know this? Depressed people usually try their hardest to mask their dull hearts with overly exaggerating emotions as if they don't look depressed at all, but annoying. As someone who experiences depression myself, the handler ironically, and laughably represents how I act during some super fantastic event like monster hunting.

                              • Anonymous

                                I read a few comments and I realized that this character is not at the Navi levels but we miss it little because its only utility is to do waifu, become hentai and break the balls. at the end of the day they could not even put it in the game, the result would have been the same and less annoying

                                • Anonymous

                                  I hate the quest with DevilJho an Her, there is literally no reason to try an 'Rescue' as my buddy found by just waiting for the bar to finish, she still gets to safety.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This character i can't stand hear "we gotta save her" "we did it" "we are a great team" wtf! She dose nothing! she is kinda pointless guess she was meant to be the voice of the main character.

                                    • I find her quite annoying. She should more serious, at least a little bit, and just stop always thinking about her next meal. Also, worst motto ever.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I dont see why people find her annoying. Compared to the previous games there's like literally no one to guide you in the basics and the blights. Just because she talk a lot doesnt make her annoying. Ive have seen more piss ass characters such as the fairy from Legend of zelda perform better.

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