Hero's Son (Dragon Quest V)

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Hero's son
Prince of Gotha
Dragon Quest V
Hero and Bianca's son
Sprite(s) Hero & Bianca's sonHero & Flora's son
Japanese name 男の子
Romaji Otokonoko
Title Son
Legendary Hero
Class Hero
Race Human
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descended from Zenithians
Age 8 (after second timeshift)
Family The Hero (father)
Bianca Whitaker (potential mother)
Nera Briscoletti (potential mother/aunt)
Debora Briscoletti (potential mother/aunt)
Princess of Gotha (sister)
Pankraz (grandfather)
Madalena (grandmother)
Prince Albert (granduncle)
Whitey (potential grandfather)
Rodrigo Briscoletti (potential grandfather)
Romana Briscoletti (potential grandmother)
Voice actor Konami Yoshida (CD Theater)
Reo Uchikawa (Your Story, Japanese)
Hudson Loverro (Your Story, English)

Hero's Son is the legendary hero that Pankraz spent the twilight of his life searching for. He also has a twin sister. He is eight years old at the third generation, and 10 at the game's finale.

In English his default name is Parry. In Japanese his default names are Cooper (クーパー) on the SFC and Rex (レックス) on the Nintendo DS. In the CD Theater audio drama and official novelizations, his name is Timmy (ティミー). In Your Story, he is named Alus (アルス).

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Parry's hair color is inherited from his mother and can be blond, blue, or jet black, though his eyes will always be blue. He dresses in a light blue tunic that reaches his ankles, a darker blue cape that drags behind him, and wears grey colored bracelets and boots. On his back is a comically over-sized sword he has yet to grow into. He keeps his hair tied into a ponytail.

Being a young lad, Parry sees the world through a child's eyes and is delighted by every new experience he encounters, though he does admit that the title of Hero feels awkward to him at times. His resolve to save the world never slackens, however, and he understands the full severity of the world's circumstances. In his own words, as long as he has his family he can do anything.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

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Parry was born along with his twin sister in the castle town of Gotha shortly before his father was crowned king. However, their mother Bianca Whitaker/Nera Briscoletti/Debora Briscoletti was abducted by monsters and their father went missing searching for her. His nursemaid's quick thinking and hiding the twins under their parents' bed was the only thing that saved them from being abducted along with their mother. Bereft of their parents, the siblings were raised by their remaining extended family and Sancho. Eight years later, he along with his sister and Sancho finally located their petrified father and restored him to life. With him recuperated, the twins journeyed with their father in search of their missing mother for another two years.

As it turns out, Parry was the legendary hero that his grandfather spent his final years searching for--a bitter irony. Thus, he was the only one able to wear the legendary Zenithian Equipment and was trained in swordsmanship with the Zenithian blade itself in Gotha. After rescuing their mother in Crocodilopolis, he traveled with his father, mother, and sister into the underworld of Nadiria in search of his grandmother, Madalena.

Base stats[edit]

Parry can equip certain Swords, Boomerangs, Axes, and Staves, and even the metal king equipment. However, being the legendary hero, he is able to wear the whole Zenithian set, each which provides powerful protection.

Parry is an outstanding multi-purpose character and his list of spells is among the best in the game with offensive, healing, revival, and support magic for nearly every situation. His HP is very high, likely to offset his poor resilience. Though his overall MP is low compared to his family and his strength growth rate is slower than his father's, he will nevertheless be a vital asset in every battle.

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 5 99
HP 74 530
MP 12 460
Strength 35 255
Agility 44 255
Resilience 22 130
Wisdom 25 170
Luck 23 200
Initial gear Morning star, Magic shield, Full plate armour, Iron helmet


Level Learned Original Japanese PT Translation DS Version MP Description
5 マホトーン Mahotoon Stopspell Fizzle 3 Cast to prevent the enemy from casting spells.
8 スクルト Sukuruto Increase Kabuff 3 Raises the defensive power of all allies.
10 トヘロス Toherosu]] Repel Holy Protection 4 Causes weak enemies to leave you alone.
12 ベホイミ Behoimi Healmore Midheal 5 A stronger form of Heal.
13 ベギラマ Begirama Firebane Sizzle 6 This fire spell affects a group of enemies.
14 キアリク Kiariku Numboff Tingle 2 Cast to cure an ally from paralysis.
15 トラマナ Toramana Stepguard Safe Passage 2 Walk safely over barriers.
16 ベホマ Behoma Healall Fullheal 7 Restores an ally to full health.
18 インパス Inpasu Identify Peep 3 Cast on an treasure chest to reveal if its safe.
20 シャナク Shanaku Curseoff Sheen 10 Removes a curse.
23 フバーハ Fubaaha Barrier Insulatle 3 Provides added protection from breath type attacks.
25 ライデイン Raidein Zap Zap 6 Affects all enemies; the first lightning type spell.
27 ザオリク Zaoriku Revive Kazing 20 Brings an ally back to life.
30 ベホマラー Behomaraa Healus Multiheal 18 Restores some health to all allies.
34 ギガデイン Gigadein Lightning Kazap 15 Affects a group of enemies. Stronger than Zap.
38 ミナデイン Minadein Thordain Kazapple 10 Uses 10 MP from all allies to attack one enemy with a large lightning bolt.


Dragon Quest V (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress stick Attack +5
Bamboo spear Attack +5
Copper sword Attack +12
Iron staff Attack +22
Edged boomerang Attack +25
Steel broadsword Attack +33
Pankraz's sword Attack+40
Cautery sword Attack+45
Morning star Attack+45
Dream blade Attack +55
Flametang boomerang Attack +65
Zombiesbane Attack +80
Dragonsbane Attack +90
Double-edged sword Attack +99
Miracle sword Attack +100
Blizzard blade Attack +105
Zenithian sword Attack +110
Metal king sword Attack +130

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Parry makes a cameo in Reaper's Peak alongside his sister and Sancho in the Super Famicom Version, utilizing the NPC sprite for normal boys found in the game. In the DS and its later ports he appears with his proper sprite seen in the remake of V for the same handheld, and three versions of him appear to match the three potential brides: Bianca's son is helping her run the inn, Nera's son is having a picnic outside, and Debora's son is in the basement of the mayor's home.

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory[edit]

Parry is the avatar for male players.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Parry appears as a summonable hero in the game, with different cards showing off his various hair colors. He uses the name of Rex in this appearance.

Dragon Quest: Your Story[edit]

Parry appears alongside Sancho, using the Stolos staff to restore his father as Madchen is not present in the film. Near the climax be battles Bishop Ladja alongside his father.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Parry appears as a S-rank member of the Hero family as part of the limited True Dragon Quest V event on his own banner alongside Drag-goon. He can participate in Purrcy's Battle Road as a party member.

Parry (レックス Rex)Tactlogo.png

Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Hero.png
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1,328 401 3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
488 450 433 277 65
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Spark of Courage
Character Builder: Special Psyche Up
Power Drill* Shining Slice*
Coup de Grâce: Zenithian Kazap*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Growth Spurt / Stats Up Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Physical Potency/Recovery +5% / Spell Potency/Recovery +5% / Stats Up /
Prince of Gotha: When attacking: For number of attacked enemies only, occasionally raises Tension for 1 turn.
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Physical Potency/Recovery +5% / Spell Potency/Recovery +5% / Stats Up /
Auto HP/MP Regen (S): Action start: Heals 5% of max HP and restores 4% of max MP.
Leader Perks
Raises ATK of all allies, including himself, by 15% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +30
DEF +20
Junior Hero: When afflicted with a status ailment: Removes some status ailments, greatly raise Tension for 1 turn up to 2 times per battle. Physical Potency/Recovery +2%
Spell Potency/Recovery +2%
Perk Details
Growth Spurt: Battle start: Greatly raises ATK, DEF, AGL, and WIS for 3 turns
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Very Weak Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Super Weak Immune Normal Normal


  • Parry unfortunately suffers from Nocturnal Enuresis--more commonly known as bed wetting. Most children grow out of this condition by age 7, with cases in older individuals being most often attributed to stress. Considering Parry's circumstances, this is understandable.
  • According to Madchen, he has no sense of direction.
  • Interestingly, the blue hair inherited from Nera makes him resemble the Hero of Dragon Quest VI.
  • His full name in the CD drama and novels in Japanese is ティムアル・エル・ケル・グランバニア - Timal El Kel Granvania. Granvania is the Japanese name for Gotha.
  • Parry's hair style is the same as Son Gohan in his Super Saiyan form. Akira Toriyama was in the middle of drawing the Cell saga of his Dragon Ball manga when V was developed and released, and likely used the cameo as a hint towards the lad's capability.