|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest V|
|Title||Grandmaster of Nadiria|
Nimzo (Mirudraas in old translations; Mildrath in fan translations) is the source of conflict and final boss of Dragon Quest V. As is the case with most of the series' villains, Nimzo is mostly referred to and not actually encountered until the very end of the game, though his pawns and powerful influence do well to wreak havoc in his place.
Nimzo initially appears to be an elderly, green-skinned demon. He is capable of performing devastating spells and breath attacks in either form and can also call upon Wrecktors and Killing Machines to assist him while in his initial form. He also possess an ultimate, grotesque form: a bloated, red demon with massive, wrinkled wings, four arms, and a spike-ended tail. It is said that he was once a human long ago, but has since transformed into a monster.
Nimzo's speech in the English DS remake is composed of a font that replaces the English letters used in the rest of the game with Cyrillic letters that resemble them, such as replacing N with И. The overall effect makes Nimzo sound incredibly distinct and alien when compared to other characters and even the narration, hinting towards his position as an ancient and powerful entity.
Grandmaster Nimzo is fought at the very end of the game, deep within Mt. Zugzwang. He is battled twice, first in his normal form, and then again in his ultimate demon form.
 First battle
|Skills|| C-c-cold Breath|
|Game||Dragon Quest V|
 Final battle
|Skills|| Attacks twice per round|
|Game||Dragon Quest V|
He'll always attempt to cast Kasap on your party. Since Disruptive Wave will reset this effect, he'll usually cast Kasap immediately after Disruptive Wave.
 Other Appearances
Outside his role in Dragon Quest V, Nimzo has also appeared in...
First official appearance in the states. Called Mirudraas at the time.
Appears as an S-rank member of the Beast family and has his current name; he appears as his monstrous, true form. One combination for obtaining one is by synthesizing a Drakulard with a Malroth.
- "Likes to kick in with Kaboom after taking the edge off his enemies by casting Bounce and Kasap. Some thought he could only command from afar, but he has more than enough mental and physical ability to rule the world." - Dragon Quest IX bestiary
Nimzo appears as a Legacy Boss. His speech is written normally in this game, presumably because the Cyrillic alphabet is absent from this game's character set. His map can be dropped from Psaro at higher levels (and thus can be obtained multiple times).
The title Nimzo goes by, Grandmaster Nimzo, is a stark contrast to the original interpretations of his name. The name was likely derived from Aron Nimzowitsch, a renowned chess writer and (unofficial) grandmaster by chess standards. The majority of Nimzo's underlings are named after chess pieces, and Nimzo himself refers to his overall plan as a game with his underlings being the pawns, so the name was likely given to tie in with these characteristics.
With this in mind, it is highly likely that the localization team had already planned out the majority of what they intended to do with Dragon Quest V, since Nimzo appears with his current name in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, a game that preceded the release of the DS remake of Dragon Quest V.
- Nimzo DQMJ DS.jpg
Nimzo in the Dragon Quest Sofubi Monster merchandise series.
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