List of characters in Dragon Quest VIII

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This is a list of characters in Dragon Quest VIII.

Party Members[edit]

Most of the characters listed here are playable, though some travel with the party either through the game or temporarily.

  • Hero: The main character, a guard of Trodain Castle. Has full immunity to all types of curses. The reason for this is revealed in the endgame.
  • Yangus: A brigand who joined the team when the hero saved his life.
  • Jessica: A young lady out to avenge her brother Alistair who was murdered by Dhoulmagus. Is made into a love interest in the Nintendo 3DS Version.
  • Angelo: A delinquent monk who was sent to avenge Abbot Francesco's death.
  • Red: A collector of valuables treasures. Was once romantically involved with Yangus. Appears several times throughout the story, and becomes a playable party member in the 3DS Version.
  • Morrie: Runs a monster arena and is an optional playable party member in the 3DS Version.
  • King Trode: King of Trodain Castle before it was devastated by Dhoulmagus's curse. Was himself cursed by Dhoulmagus to have the form of a troll. Travels with the party but doesn't fight. He is playable when wandering Tryan Gully.
  • Princess Medea: Cursed by Dhoulmagus to have the form of a horse. Pulls the wagon. Acts as a love interest to the Hero.
  • Munchie: A small rodent that always accompanies the hero on his adventures. Aids the party in battle if The Hero feeds him a particular piece of cheese. During the course of the story, The Hero learns the secret of his pet and friend.
  • Ishmahri: Inhabitant of the Moonshadow realm. Briefly joins the party for a while upon dealing with matters in Ascantha.
  • Prince Charmles: Prince of the Kingdom of Argonia. The party has to help him during the royal initiation to secure an artifact for their mission.

Other Characters[edit]

Villains[edit]

  • Dhoulmagus: A thief who stole a cursed staff, then got possessed by Rapthorne.
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  • Evil Jessica: Becomes possessed by the staff, shortly after Dhoulmagus is defeated.
  • Sir Leopold: Pet of the sorcerer Dominico of Arcadia. Another victim possessed by the staff.
  • Rhapthorne: A evil demon who is trapped in a staff. Is manipulating events for the purpose of freeing himself.
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