- This article is about the character, for the enemy form see Psaro (Enemy)
|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest IV|
|Title|| Master of Monsters (Original Game)|
Magic swordsman (Monster Battle Road)
|Class||Master of Monsters|
Psaro the Manslayer (originally Saro and Necrosaro in the NES localization, Dragon Warrior IV) is the central villain of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen and a recurring monster in the series. He is a powerful demon with a passionate hatred for humanity.
During his rise to evil, Psaro attempted to kill the hero, sought the secret of evolution, and searched for the resting place of Estark, Ruler of Evil. Enraged by the death of Rosaly, Psaro became Psaro the Manslayer.
 Appearance and Personality
Psaro at first appears fairly humanoid, though his red eyes, pointed ears, and vast powers would no sooner reveal him for what he really is. He has long silver hair, pale skin and wears a dark outfit with a single distinct shoulder pad, spiked and appearing to be made of bone, and a long fur cape. Upon using the Secret of Evolution he turns into a likeness of Estark and steadily morphs into a vicious horned demon with a second face on his torso as the player fights against him.
Psaro loathes humans, his Manslayer title likely derived from his stance on human presence. Despite this intense hatred, Psaro is remarkably kind to all other beings, notably monsters and especially the elf Rosaly. His romantic attachment to Rosaly is so strong that it drives him insane when he learns of her murder and can be freed from the Secret of Evolution's twisting power if she is revived and brought before him. In the Japanese remake of the DS and PSX version, he has a personality which is known to be tsundere if party chat is used while he is in the party.
 In Dragon Quest IV
He is mentioned in every chapter, and his actions drive much of the game's plot.
 Chapter 1
 Chapter 2
Psaro is the top contender in the Tournament of Endor, having defeated five combatants in succession, when Alena and her party arrives. But after Alena defeats five fighters as well, he is nowhere to be found and Alena is declared the champion of the tournament. It is presumed that he went after the Golden Bracelet which Alena gave up to save Anya, the fake princess, in Vrenor.
 Chapter 3
When Torneko arrives in Endor, the tournament and Psaro are mentioned by several townspeople.
 Chapter 4
 Chapter 5
This chapter starts with Psaro leading a group of monsters into the hero's Hometown and killing everyone except the hero. After this he desires to resurrect Estark. When Estark's Palace is discovered by the miners in Mammon Mine, Psaro leads a group of monsters from the Diabolic Hall to the mine. He is successful in resurrecting the ruler of evil, but the hero and his party are able to defeat Estark. Next, scenes of Psaro are seen in the dream sequence in Strathbaile.
 After the Secret of Evolution
Finally after using the secret of evolution upon himself, Psaro takes up residence in Nadiria and becomes the final boss Psaro the Manslayer in Dragon Warrior IV; in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, Psaro the Manslayer is only the boss of chapter 5, as a sixth chapter was added to the remake where Aamon is the final boss.
 Chapter 6 (Remake Only)
The remake contains an additional sixth chapter, in which the Secret of Evolution is undone by Rose's tears and Psaro becomes a companion of the protagonist (a full PC whose actions in battle can be controlled).
 As an Ally
Psaro's initial state is of course quite powerful; he starts at level 35 and all his stats are high, not to mention he can learn powerful spells such as Lightning Storm and Magic Burst (most of which originally premiered in later Dragon Quest installments). He can furthermore equip cursed equipment without penalty and without having his stats zeroed. He can also equip the items given by Chow Mein and Foo Yung which include:
 In Battle
If the player chooses to pursue the bonus content and make Psaro an ally they will quickly find that he is more than a jack-of-all-trades, being adept at healing, support, and especially offensive abilities. If the time is taken to level him up he will swiftly become the most powerful ally in the game.
|Dragon Quest IV (DS)|
 Other Appearances
 In Monster Battle Road II Legend
 In Monster Battle Road Victory
After the hero of Monster Battle Road Victory wins over his/her rival Ryuuta, Psaro escapes from the game world to the real world to challenge the hero. After clearing the game, he will be at the harbor waiting for the hero to challenge him again.
- There are two Psaros in the remake; the other one is a gender-confused naked man.
- In the PSX version, if you talk to the Psaro in your party, he will say "W-Why are you trying to talk to me?!"
- Psaro's appearance closely resembles Sephiroth from another popular Square Enix game series called Final Fantasy and have many things in common; such as having different forms as enemies and both being villains with tragedies, because of their similarities, there are some jokes in Japan which involves the two, such as Psaro and Sephiroth are actually secret twins, or sometimes calling either one of them as "Psaroth".
- Psaro's outfit is roughly based off the baroque prince's outfit (Hence the puffed sleeves and pants), and implies that he may be a prince or from royalty. Also, in Dragon Quest IX's Japanese version of the bestiary, it mentions him as a prince.
- In Monster Battle Road Victory, his first person in Japanese is changed from "私" (Watashi is a polite saying as a first person in Japanese) to "俺" (Ore, a common first person used by boys, usually it is considered as impolite.). Many fans disliked his new first person.
- In Monster Battle Road manga and Victory, there is a genderbent version of Psaro named Queen Psaro (クイーンピサロ）. Unlike Psaro, who is ruthless and cold, she has a person similar to Deborah. If you beat her, you can get a puff puff from her.
- Apparently it is unknown if she has any relation to Psaro in any way.
| Demon Lords of Dragon Quest|
| Main Series
||Dragonlord • Malroth • Zoma • Estark • Psaro the Manslayer • Grandmaster Nimzo • Mortamor • Orgodemir • Rhapthorne • Corvus|
||Hargon • Baramos • Bishop Ladja • King Korol • Murdaw • Jamirus • Gracos • Dhuran • Blackmar • Dhoulmagus • King Godwyn|
||Bjørn the Behemoose • Nokturnus|
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