|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest IV|
Hardie is first encountered by Torneko during Chapter 3 in front of the church in Endor, where he is looking for work. In exchange for an advance payment of 400 gold coins, he is willing to join Torneko for five in-game days at a time. He lends his considerable physical strength and bulk to Torneko's quest for treasure. Due to having a fear of dogs, however, he won't join if Torneko has Fido with him. After Chapter 3 has ended, he is no longer recruitable.