Psaro the Manslayer

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This article is about the enemy Psaro, for the character see Psaro (Character).
Dragon Quest series character
Psaro the Manslayer
Dragon Quest IV
Psaro Final.png
Japanese Name デスピサロ
Race Artificially Augmented Demon

Psaro the Manslayer (Necrosaro, Pizzaro in older localizations) is the central antagonist in Dragon Quest IV and a recurring monster in the series. He is a powerful demon with a passionate hatred for humanity.

Story[edit]

Psaro hates and is in turn reviled by humans, but revered by demons and the inhabitants of Rosehill. When Rose, his lover, was attacked by humans for the ruby tears she sheds as an elf, he protected her by concealing her in a small fortress he built far away from human settlements. The town of Rosehill grew up around it as others looking for shelter from humans relocated there. Psaro paid frequent visits to Rosehill in order to see Rose. He shares with her his plans to destroy humanity, while disregarding her pleas to stop and pursue peaceful co-existence.

Near the end of the events of Dragon Quest IV, Aamon has Rose murdered, causing Psaro to go insane. He loses what little inhibition Rose had given him and uses the Secret of Evolution to transform into a monster, destroying his human personality in the process. The only thing he remembers is his desire to destroy humanity. This leads to the final confrontation between he and the Hero in the Nadiria

Abilities[edit]

Psaro the Manslayer is fought at the very end of Dragon Quest IV. He is notably the first transforming final boss in the Dragon Quest series, and the electronic medium as a whole. The battle is a test of endurance more than anything, as Psaro's only tricks are ones used by other bosses earlier on, so the player should already be familiar with the methods of dealing with them. He has seven different forms, effectively undergoing an elaborate metamorphosis:

  • First form
  • Second form
  • Third form
  • Fourth form
  • Fifth form
  • First form
  • Second form


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
2000 none 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
250 250 70
Locations Psaro's Peak
Skills Attacks twice per round
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

In this phase, Psaro relies on direct melee attacks. He physically resembles a bronze palette swap of Estark.


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
1600 none 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
340 220 110
Locations Psaro's Peak
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

This phase occurs when he loses right arm. With only one hand, he can only attack once per round.


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
1600 infinite 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
230 200 90
Locations Psaro's Peak
Skills Attacks twice per round
Sweet Breath
Spells Buff
Sizzle
Crackle
Whack
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

This phase occurs when he loses his other arm. Without his weapon hands, Psaro switches to spellcasting.


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
1800 none 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
210 200 90
Locations Psaro's Peak
Skills Attacks twice per round
Disruptive Wave
Inferno
Belches hot gas
Meditate
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

At this point he discards his head.....and his abdomen turns green and morphs into a face. He starts using Disruptive Wave and breath attacks at this point.


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
1600 none 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
260 200 85
Locations Psaro's Peak
Skills Attacks twice per round
Disruptive Wave
Belches hot gas
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

He grows new arms....and proceeds to start hitting you with them.


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
1700 none 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
290 230 80
Locations Psaro's Peak
Skills Attacks twice per round
Disruptive Wave
Belches hot gas
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

He grows new legs, but uses same strategy.


Psaro the Manslayer
HP MP Experience Gold
2100 infinite 0 0
Attack Defense Speed
320 230 80
Locations Nadiria - mountain behind Psaro's Castle
Skills Attacks twice per round
Disruptive Wave
Inferno
Freezing Blizzard
Spells Bounce
Game Dragon Quest IV
Console DS

In his ultimate form, Psaro grows a new head with three eyes, and immediately casts Bounce. The music changes to "Incarnation of Evil."

Other Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#299 - Psaro
HP MP Experience Gold
7500
15066 (99)
255 65600 2490
Attack Defense Speed
665
1336 (99)
510
765 (99)
280
448 (99)
Family  ???
Bestiary # 299
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description "Toughens up with Kabuff, then --- Shazam! --- hits hard with Kazam. Keep him under control with water-based warcraft.

A tragic figure who forsook his normal form to wreak revenge on the mortals who murdered his beloved."

Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 150 150 100 100 100
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
50 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
25 0 0 0 5 25
Blunt Sap Decelerate
5 25 75
”スクルトで守りを高めドルモーアを使ってくる。弱点の氷の攻撃でこちらのペースに持ち込め。愛するものを殺した人間に復習するため、進化の秘密に手をそめた悲劇のプリンス。” - Dragon Quest IX Beastiary (Japanese)

Psaro appears as a Legacy Boss. He has no current memory of himself, and he challenges the Hero. His map can be dropped from the Dragonlord at higher levels (and thus can be obtained multiple times).

Treasure[edit]

Level Range Secondary Drop Orb
1-3 Zenithian boots 20% Green Orb 5%
4-8 Zenithian boots 25% Green Orb 5%
9-15 Zenithian boots 25% Green Orb 6%
16-25 Nimzo's Map 10% Green Orb 6%
26-40 Nimzo's Map 15% Green Orb 7%
41-56 Nimzo's Map 20% Green Orb 7%
57-68 Nimzo's Map 25% Green Orb 8%
69-80 Nimzo's Map 30% Green Orb 8%
81-90 Nimzo's Map 35% Green Orb 9%
91-99 Nimzo's Map 40% Green Orb 10%

Skills[edit]

Level New abilities
Initial Disruptive Wave, Kacrack, Kazam, Kabuff, critical attack, sometimes attacks twice per round
5 Whack
10 Sweet Breath
16 Hellfire
22 Thwack
28 Kacrackle
34 C-c-cold Breath
41 Begins attacking 3 times per turn, Kazammle, stops using Whack & Kacrack & Kazam
57 Meditation

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Boss of the Gate of Extinction, Psaro (then Pizzaro) is confronted by Terry shortly after voicing his desire to eliminate all humans.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Psaro appears in his final form as a rank X member of the material family and can be obtained by synthesizing a Ruin and Roseguardin together. His Manslayer title is reflected in his default nicknames, all of which contain 'slay'.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Psaro is an excellent two-slot Rank X monster. He can be synthesized by combining a roseguardin with Ruin.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • There are two Psaros in the remake; the other one is a gender-confused naked man.
  • There is an writing error in the IX's Japanese version of the bestiary; it was written 秘密 (Himitsu) when it should have been 秘法 (Hibou, meaning secret act literary.), although it is the same meaning.

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