Hank Hoffman Jr.

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Dragon Quest series character
Hank Hoffman, Jr.
Dragon Quest IV
DQIV DS Hank Hoffman Jr.png
Sprite Dq4hector-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese Name ホフマン
Rōmaji Hofuman
Class Young Man (NES Version)
Innkeeper's son (Remakes)
Race Human

Hank Hoffman, Jr. (Hector in the NES version) is a temporary playable character in Dragon Quest IV.


The son of an innkeeper at the Last Chance Saloon, Hank lost faith in his friends when they seemingly betrayed him while on a quest, and as a result distrusts all humanity. However, after the party shows him the Symbol of Faith they found in the Con Cave, he comes to his senses and is able to come to terms with the past.

He then joins the group and brings the wagon with him. Eventually, the party reaches Mintos and helps Alena & Borya to retrieve the Feverfew root to cure an ill Kiryl. Upon leaving, Hank decides to learn his father's trade from Hilton and leaves the party, giving them his wagon and his horse, Mary Lou, in thanks.


Attribute Stats
Level Unknown
HP 96
MP 0
Strength 30
Agility 26
Resilience 13 (Not listed in the NES Version)
Wisdom 24 (Not listed in the NES Version)
Luck 22 (Not listed in the NES Version)
Attack 58
Defence 47
Initial gear Iron lance, Bronze armour, Scale shield, Leather hat


  • Hoffman takes the Symbol of Faith when it's shown to him, whereas in the NES Version it remains in the player's inventory.
  • He leaves upon the party entering Mintos for the first time, regardless whether he's in the line up or not. Afterwards, he attends a lecture held by Hilton, and temporarily works at the Inn after The Hero is joined by Alena and Kiryl.
  • He's later found running the Pioneer Town after the Magic Key is obtained.


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