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Dragon Quest series character
Dragon Quest II
DQMJ2 Hargon.png
Sprite(s) Dq2hargon-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese Name ハーゴン
Romanized Jap. Hāgon

Hargon, mad cultist of Rendarak, is the primary antagonist in Enix's Dragon Quest II. His cult, the aplty named Children of Hargon, seek to usher in an age of misery and destruction by summoning the god of destruction. To accomplish one stage of this mission, Hargon sent his minions to attack Moonbrooke Castle at the beginning of Dragon Quest II, killing the king and destroying the palace.

Although defeating him appears to be the final objective of the descendants of Erdrick from Midenhall, Cannock, and Moonbrooke, Hargon was in fact a corrupt cleric that planned to summon the God of Destruction, Malroth, whom the heroes must ultimately destroy after defeating Hargon.

Hargon also appears in the Dragon Quest Monsters series.


Hargon is a blue skinned humanoid being who wields a crystal-ball-topped staff in his right hand. On his head he wears a finned helmet bearing a circular gem at the forehead, around his neck a necklace with a crystal adornment, and has a shroud draped over his body that prominently shows off a stylized bat. This bat is the emblem of his cult, and can be seen on monsters serving him such as the Sorcerer, Hargonaut, and Wrecktor. He also has sandals.

Hargon is as arrogant and indignant as one becoming a villain. He is also a potent sorcerer, able to cast powerful magic and invoke terrible curses on those that would defy him.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

Hargon is established as the big villain at the start of the game, his minions attacking the kingdom of Moonbrooke and leaving only one soldier to struggle to Middenhall to deliver news of the attack before perishing from the hardships he endured. The Princess of Moonbrooke, one of the descendants of Erdrick, manages to survive the assault but is cursed by Hargon into the form of a dog.

Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ2-NES-HARGON.png 230 Infinite 0 0 180 187 150
Spell(s) Fullheal
Sweet Breath
Location(s) His Citadel
Item Dropped Mad cap (1128)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
164 37 77 77 77 47 77
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ2-SNES-HARGON.pngDQ2-GBC-HARGON.png 460 Infinite 0 0 177 165 150
Spell(s) Kaboom
Sweet Breath
Fire Breath
Location(s) His Citadel
Item Dropped Mad cap (1128)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
164 27 77 77 77 47 77

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

HP MP Experience Gold
4000 550 38000 0
Attack Defense Speed
Locations Gate of Demolition, Floor 29 (1st time)
Spells BazooCall, Explodet, FireBolt
Family ??? family
Capture Rate 0
Game Dragon Quest Monsters
Console GBC

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

While not an obtainable monster in the game nor one that is even seen, Hargon is mentioned in the library entry for Atlas.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Hargon can be synthesized by combining a dhuran with a dierantula. He is a powerful Rank S monster.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Hargon is an antagonist and is encountered towards the end of the game. He is never actually directly fought by the player, however, and only appears in cutscenes.

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The entire world that the Builder and Malroth explore is an illusion created by Hargon. Hargon is surprised it still exists after his death, but decides to use it to his advantage and attempt to revive Malroth once again. Using unclear methods, he draws Malroth and the Builder into the illusion; his intent is to use the illusory world as a sort of incubator with the Builder to restore Malroth's power.

Hargon's soul resides within Malroth, remaining from when he offered himself as a sacrifice in his original attempt to revive the Master of Destruction. It is due to his intertwining with Malroth's being that he is able to speak to Malroth in his head. Hargon patiently waits for Malroth's power to swell as the Builder continues creating things on the islands. Hargon does not reveal himself until Malroth's rapid power growth causes him to lose control of himself.

With Malroth's human guise incapacitated, Hargon spirits him away to coax him into shedding his human form that he has, in Hargon's opinion, grown too attached to. Hargon's methods here involve plunging Malroth into another illusion; in it Hargon offers Malroth's new friends, Lulu, Rosie, the other island residents, and the Builder, as sacrifices, which Malroth unwittingly accepts. Malroth, upon realizing what he has done, does not know how to cope with this and begins to resume his true form and suppress his memories from his time with the Builder. Hargon is pleased with these results and watches as Malroth destroys Malhalla from his castle. Despite the progressing destruction of the realm Hargon retreated to, the Builder is able to arrive at Hargon's castle and confront Hargon and Malroth. The builder defeats a stunted Malroth, which ends up working out in Hagon's favor; it allows Malroth's human memories to finally be shed, resulting two separate Malroths. One being the weak discarded shedding of his human memories and the other being the rest of him. Hargon and the Master of Destruction then leave the castle as it is destroyed, leaving the Builder and the vestige of the Master of Destruction for dead. The Master of Destruction and Hargon are both proven wrong, however, as they are chased down by the Builder and Malroth.

As Hargon mostly spectates the battle, he and the humanoid avatar of Malroth have a discussion between blows on why Hargon wishes to destroy everything. Hargon initially insists the absolute annihilation was always his goal, but Malroth reminds Hargon that he had originally wanted to make another world after destroying the first one. Malroth even comments on the high quality of the illusory world and wishes for good friends to come to Hargon "in (his) next life". Hargon appears to relent, slightly, and states he will "consider it" if the Master of Destruction is defeated. Hargon is subsequently dealt a fatal blow and finally fades away.