Ra's Mirror

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Ra's Mirror
DQII Ras Mirror Famicom.png
Kana
Localized As Mirror of Ra, Lar Mirror
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Buy for n/a
Sell for n/a
Effect Reveals someone's true self in its reflection.

The Ra's Mirror, formerly localized as the Mirror of Ra or Lar's Mirror, is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is typically used to reveal a character's true form and advances the story.

Origins[edit]

In the remake of Dragon Quest V, a book in Heaven's Above Abbey called 'The Maiden of Abovitall Tower' reads, "There was once a girl who climbed a tower where the Goddess was said to live, because she wanted to find out if the Goddess really existed. The Goddess put many obstacles in the young girl's path, but she courageously persevered until she reached the top of the tower. There, legend has it that the Goddess rewarded her by bestowing on her a mysterious mirror with the power to reflect the truth".
This is obviously referring to Ra's Mirror. The girl must have brought it back to Abovitall Tower for some reason because later in the game, the Hero goes to Abovitall Tower and goes through probably the same annoying puzzles she did to get it.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II[edit]

The mirror is hidden in a swamp east of Moonbrooke, and its location is hinted by the ghost of the king of Moonbrooke. It can be found by searching the swamp tile where 4 bridges are visible on the screen. It is one of only 3 items to be found by searching on the world map (Leaf of the World Tree, sunken treasure).

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The mirror is used to reveal the true form of the Princess of Moonbrooke. At the beginning of the game, she is transformed into a dog by a curse from Hargon. Using the mirror in front of the dog in Hamlin breaks the curse on her and she then joins the party. The mirror itself cracks afterwards and is no longer in the inventory.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The mirror can found in the Manoza Cave. Using the mirror at night on the sleeping king of Manoza reveals him to be a Boss Troll. By defeating him, the hero's party receives the Change Staff.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The mirror is simply randomly dropped by float-o-copiers and has no relevance to the plot as with the previous two games. Indeed, players can finish the game without ever obtaining it, let alone using it. In this game, it can be used to return float-o-copiers to their true forms after they Morph into a party member, though this is not required to defeat them (especially as the Zenithian sword can also undo Morph).

It is also buyable at the Immigrant Town's final form's casino for 10,000 tokens (Endor casino for only 2,500 tokens in the NES Version).

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The mirror is found in Abovitall Tower to the south of the aboreas teleportal, which is itself south of Heaven's Above Abbey. The mirror is used to reveal the true form of the Faux dowager. Later, it can be used to force admirers to revert back to their normal forms.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The mirror is found in the Moonmirror Tower in the the Real World. It is used to reveal the Murdaw in the Phantom World to be the King of Somnia.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The mirror can be found in the Cathedral of Blight near the end of the game. It is used in battle to change back creatures who use transform to turn into party members.

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