Carver

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Dragon Quest series character
Carver
Dragon Quest VI
CarverArtwork.png
Sprite Dq6 hassan-sprite.gif
Japanese Name ハッサン
Rōmaji Hassan
Title Roaming Warrior
Race Human
Age 21
Voice Actor Kiyoyuki Yanada (CD Theater)
Hiroki Yasumoto (Heroes II)

"My cockles are pretty toasty, too. Wait, what are cockles again?"

Carver (Hassan in the original Japanese) is a playable character found in Dragon Quest VI. He is the first to join the hero, and the two of them work together to capture a horse, which is then used to pull the party's cart.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Carver is a mountain of a man, towering over most characters. He wears a grey open vest along with a turquoise-colored pair of shorts, and an orange sash lengthened by a piece of rope. Over his shorts, he wears a light-green mawashi, a type of loincloth similar to the ones worn by sumo wrestlers in real life. He also wears black shoes with a pair of light-green socks. Coupled with his purple mohawk, Carver's appearance is among the most distinct in the game.

Despite his intimidating build, Carver is a kind and friendly man, and starts a friendship with the Hero soon after they meet. Almost always jovial, Carver does his best to stay positive in darker moments, and tries to keep the mood light with a quick joke or a pun. A bit of a braggart, Carver thinks highly of himself and isn't afraid to accept any praises from villagers for the group's good deeds.

Story[edit]

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Carver appears in the cold opening alongside the Hero and Milly. Their assault on Murdaw ends in disaster when the leathery wizard turns them to stone, resulting in the Hero falling out of bed and awakening from a nightmare.

The Hero next encounters Carver in Somnia after bumping into him and again during the initiation trial at Guardsbane Tower. Carver wishes the Hero good luck and hopes the best man wins, which is noticed by the test supervisors as the kind of cooperation the Somnian military is looking for. Newly pressed into service, Carver and the Hero are first sent to investigate rumors of a ferocious mustang menacing the countryside, which results in the duo gaining ownership of Peggy Sue and the castle's finest wagon. The duo's next assignment has them search for any clues as to the location of Ra's Mirror: the journey gives insight into Carver's excellent carpentry skill, and results in a reunion with Milly in a Lower World.

After a lengthy discourse with madam Luca Luminesta, joining with Ashlynn, fighting fake Murdaw, and getting ownership of a legendary vessel through the help of Nevan, Carver joins the Hero in the second siege of Murdaw's Keep. In the castle proper Carver discovers a statue of his exact likeness, and upon touching it fuses with the stone--his original body Murdaw stripped from him in the game's opening. Realizing that "he" was the idealized version of himself, Carver comes to terms with the reality of the situation and his past as the runaway son of a master craftsman who dreamed of becoming a legendary martial artist. Carver's inner fire burns brighter after becoming whole, and learns Knuckle Sandwich.

Base Stats[edit]

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 3 99
HP 42 900
MP 0 400
Strength 20 400
Agility 5 180
Resilience 12 220
Wisdom 4 180
Style 4 80
Initial gear Bamboo spear, Leather shield, Leather kilt

Skills[edit]

Aside from class abilities, Carver learns a few skills on his own:

Name MP Level Target Description
Flying Knee 0 5 One enemy A jumping attack that delivers a bone-crunching knee.
Double Up 0 14 One enemy Ditches defence to increase attack an impressive amount.
Forbearance 0 18 Party Stand steadfast in order to protect allies from attack.
Knuckle Sandwich 0 * One enemy A powerfully focused and damaging bare-fisted strike.
  • Notes: Knuckle Sandwich is learned through an event in the game.

Equipment[edit]

  • Weapons
  • Helmets
  • Armor
  • Shields
  • Accessories
Dragon Quest VI (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress Stick Attack +2
Oaken Club Attack +9
Giant Mallet Attack +10
Copper Sword Attack +12
Stone Axe Attack +19
Iron Claw Attack +21
Chain Sickle Attack +27
Sledgehammer Attack +30
Steel Broadsword Attack +33
Battleaxe Attack+49
Fire Claw Attack+53
Saw Blade Attack+54
Gracos's Trident Attack+58
Platinum Sword Attack+60
Icicle Dirk Attack+62
Magma Staff Attack+63
War Hammer Attack +64
Fire Blade Attack +87
Massacre Sword Attack +95
Dragonsbane Attack +95
Miracle Sword Attack +100
Blizzard Blade Attack +105
Great Bow Attack +110
Hela's Hammer Attack +115
Flail of Destruction Attack +125
Metal King Sword Attack +130
Dragon Quest VI (All) 
Helmet Modifier(s)
Leather Hat Defense +2
Hardwood Headwear Defense +6
Iron Helmet Defense +16
Iron Mask Defense +25
Platinum Headgear Defense +38
Thinking Cap Defense +40
Great Helm Defense +50
Helm of Max Wynne Defense +55
Metal King Helm Defense +70
Dragon Quest VI (All) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Plain Clothes Defense+4
Wayfarer's Clothes Defense+7
Silk Tuxedo Defense+10
Leather Armour Defense+11
Leather Kilt Defense+12
Boxer Shorts Defense+13
Scale Armour Defense+15
Fur Cape Defense+18
Chain Mail Defense+19
Bronze Armour Defense+21
Iron Cuirass Defense+23
Iron Armour Defense+25
Full Plate Armour Defense+30
Silver Cuirass Defense+36
Silver Mail Defense+43
Heavy Armour Defense+50
Magic Armour Defense+50
Spiked Armour Defense+55
Dragon Mail Defense+60
Platinum Mail Defense+66
Flame Armour Defense+70
Sacred Armour Defense+75
Hela's Armour Defense+85
Armour of Max Wynne Defense+90
Gigant Armour Defense+92
Metal King Armour Defense+115
Dragon Quest VI (All) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Pot Lid Defense+2
Leather Shield Defense+4
Scale Shield Defense+7
Bronze Shield Defense+11
Iron Shield Defense+16
Magic Shield Defense+20
Platinum Shield Defense+25
Dragon Shield Defense+30
Tempest Shield Defense+35
Flame Shield Defense+40
Power Shield Defense+45
Ogre Shield Defense+48
Silver Shield Defense+55
Shield of Max Wynne Defense+60
Ruinous Shield Defense+62
Metal King Shield Defense+70
Dragon Quest VI (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Raging Ruby Strength+20
Bow Tie Defense+2
Trailblazing Bandana Defense+5
Kerplunk Bracer Defense+10
Orb of Truth Defense+10
Restless Heart Defense+15
Gold Bracer Defense+15
Agility Ring Agility+30
Meteorite Bracer Agilityx2
Kamikaze Bracer Style+10
Old Pipe Style+15
Turnscote Pendant Style+45

Other Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Carver appears as one of the special guests at the Quester's Rest in Stornway. This could be downloaded through the DQVC using Nintendo's Wi-Fi channel when it was still available. When spoken to, he will give the hero different pieces of his outfit is certain conditions are fulfilled. A special Accolade is earned if the Hero wears all of the parts of Carver's costume. However, it is only possible for a male Hero to earn this Accolade as certain parts of Carver's costume are male-only.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Carver appears as one of the playable characters in the game. He uses Gauntlets as his weapon of choice and speaks with an Irish accent.

Etymology[edit]

Carver is an occupational English name that was originally used as a surname until roughly the 1890's, in which it began to see use in America as a men's given name.

Trivia[edit]

  • Carver's syntax is significantly different between IX, where he speaks with a Cockney accent similar to Yangus, and VI were he speaks with no discernible accent but peppers his sentences with nautical phrases and terms used in carpentry. This discrepancy can be attributed to the two games being localized by Plus-Alpha and 8-4 ltd, respectively.

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