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|Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai|
|Class||Mage (A Hero's Bonds)|
|Voice actor||Takeshi Aono (1991 series)|
Tomokazu Seki (2020 series)
Hadlar is one of the main antagonists of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. Once known as the Dark Lord, Hadlar was defeated in the past by the hero Avan, but he was mysteriously revived stronger than before by the Dark King Vearn as the commander of his armies.
Hadlar is a Darkling, a muscular humanoid demon male with pale green skin, long white hair with a widow's peak (pale blond in the 1991 series), and tall pointed ears. He has sharp fangs and long claws on his fingers, as well. In the past, he was shown wearing a dark cloak with a high collar and a pointed hood that made him appear practically identical to the Dragonlord.
When Hadlar returned and made his presence known to Avan and the others, he wore another dark cloak that covered his entire body with spiked shoulders, a hood giving him the appearance of having horns, and a red gemstone on his forehead. In battle, he would remove his cloak to reveal his muscular physique and wore a studded metal gorget, spiked shoulderpads, black trousers and boots, and wristbands. Later in the story, Hadlar would change his outfit again to a more elaborate black cloak with red and yellow lining, as well as an intricate metallic breastplate with pointed shoulder pieces over it. The breastplate had six blue gems in a hexagonal design.
Hadlar appears in both his Darkling and Superior Being forms as a boss in the collaboration events in the Japanese version of the game. The player can acquire pieces of equipment in order to dress like Hadlar.