Aamon

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Dragon Quest series character
Aamon
Dragon Quest IV
Aamon.png
Race Demon

Aamon (originally Radimvice) is an antagonist from Dragon Quest IV. He is a powerful magus and subordinate of Psaro the Manslayer. In the remakes, he is the true final boss.

Characteristics[edit]

A spell-casting fiend and one of Psaro's higher ranked minions, Aamon is first encountered near the end of the game, when the player must defeat him and several other monsters in order to destroy the barrier protecting Castle Nadiria.

Aamon embodies the worst stereotypes of his kind, using Psaro's faith in monsterkind to avoid suspicion and trigger the events that would lead to the final battle of Dragon Quest IV. His original hope was that Psaro and the Hero's party would destroy each other in their battle, enabling him to ascend to Psaro's position as master of all monsters. He is killed in Nadiria in the original version of the game, but the PSX remake (and subsequent ports) expand his role to that of the game's true villain. Having cultivated the Secret of Evolution unbeknownst to Psaro, he takes control of the Diabolic Hall.

When the bonus dungeon of the remakes is completed, Psaro becomes an ally and Aamon will engage the party when he is present. The Secret of Evolution quickly changes him into a likeness of what Psaro became under of the secret's effect, though he is leagues stronger than the white-haired demon was when under that power's influence, having access to the most devastating of breath attacks and even Magic Burst.

Appearances[edit]

Presently, Aamon has only been shown in Dragon Quest IV. Though he appears to be a mere lackey, he actually sets in motion much of the endgame. His natural state is that of a pink skinned, wizened looking demon garbed in priestly attire. Once transformed, he takes on the stumpy appearance Psaro bore after losing his arms and head during the original conflict, and mutates into the familiar five-eyed form as the fight continues. His coloration is different than Psaro's was, with boney white being the primary color along with purple for his musculature and blood red for the horns horns and talons. When he is pushed to the brink, Aamon will mutate a final time and his skin will turn jet black, muscles and horns shifting to a sickening teal.

Battle[edit]

Barrier[edit]

Aamon is first battled at the barrier tower in Nadiria. He is flanked by three drooling ghouls.


#207 - Aamon
Aamon DQIV NES.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
1800 infinite 6300 0
Attack Defense Speed
165 190 99
Locations Nadiria - barrier tower
Skills Attacks twice per round
Spells Bounce
Frizzle
Kacrackle
Kaswoosh
Bestiary # 207
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

Final Showdown[edit]

In the remakes, Aamon resurfaces in Chapter 6 as the true final boss, having survived his run-in with the hero at Nadiria to assume control of Diabolic Hall. Much like Psaro the Manslayer, he has several forms:

  • First form
  • Second form
  • Third form
  • Final form


Aamon
HP MP Experience Gold
1800 254 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
320 150 80
Locations Diabolic Hall
Skills Disruptive Wave
Blazing Fire
Paralysis Attack
Spells Kaboom
Kafrizzle
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

Appears as a palette swap of Psaro the Manslayer's fourth form.


Aamon
HP MP Experience Gold
2000 infinite 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
340 150 135
Locations Diabolic Hall
Skills Disruptive Wave
Inferno
Scorch
Stomp attack
Talon slam
Spells Kaboom
Kafrizzle
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

Aamon grows new limbs and starts using using hard-hitting slam attacks.


Aamon
HP MP Experience Gold
2000 254 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
380 170 ???
Locations Diabolic Hall
Skills Attacks twice per round
Inferno
Scorch
Disruptive Wave
Stomp attack
Talon slam
Spells Kaboom
Kafrizzle
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

Grows a new head with three eyes, and the music changes to "Incarnation of Evil" at this point.


Aamon
HP MP Experience Gold
3800 254 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
400 200 110
Locations Diabolic Hall
Skills Attacks twice per round
Scorch
C-c-cold Breath
Disruptive Wave
Lullab-Eye
Spells Magic Burst
Kafrizzle
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

Turning black, Aamon now gets deadly serious as he starts to unleash his most powerful attacks.

Related enemies[edit]