Hero (Dragon Quest II)

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Dragon Quest series character
"Hero"
Dragon Quest II
DQIIHero.png
Sprite Dq2hero-sprite-NES.gif
Japanese Name ローレシアの王子
Rōmaji Rōreshia no Ouji
Old localization Prince of Lorasia
Class Hero
Race Human
Age 16
Family Erdrick (ancestor)
Hero (ancestor)
Princess Gwaelin (ancestor)
Prince of Cannock (cousin)
Princess of Moonbrooke (cousin)
Voice Actor Kappei Yamaguchi (CD Theater)

The Prince of Midenhall is one of the three playable characters from Dragon Quest II. He is a descendant of Erdrick who responds to the sudden rising threat of Hargon. He inherited all of his ancestor's physical strength, but unlike his cousins the Prince of Cannock and the Princess of Moonbrooke, he cannot use magic, and as such is the only Dragon Quest main hero who doesn't possess any magical ability.

The name given to the hero in the Japanese CD theater drama and novelizations is Allen (アレン).

Appearance and Personality[edit]

The Hero wears blue for the most part, though the goggles that rest on his helmet are brown. He wears a blue tunic over form-fitting black pants, blue shoes with light blue socks, and blue gloves. Across his chest is a swordbelt with a scabbard attached to the back. He also wears a brown belt around his waist with a small brown pouch on it and a belt buckle in the shape of Erdrick's symbol. His sword is typical aside from the hand cover built into the hilt, and his shield is adorned with Erdrick's symbol. His hair varies between illustrations, where it's shown to be black in color and trimmed short in older pieces and unkempt silver in later works.

Even though the Hero is a silent protagonist and his personality is open for the player to define, a strong sense of justice can be seen in the beginning of the game, as he sets out to stop Hargon and his evil cult without so much as a "But thou must" proposal from the King.

Although the Hero is the only nameable character, he remains equal in stature with his 2 companions in Dragon Quest II, the Prince of Cannock and the Princess of Moonbrooke. All 3 are descendants of Erdrick. This varies from other games in the series where only the hero is of notable birth compared to his party companions.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II[edit]

The Prince of Middenhall is the first Luminary that the player controls in the game, responding to news of Hargon's assault on Moonbrooke by setting out to assemble his cousins and take the fight to the mad priest's citadel in the frozen plateau of Rendarak.

Stats[edit]

SNES & GBC versions

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 50
HP 28 238
MP 0 0
Strength 5 160
Agility 4 140
Resilience 2 73
Initial gear Copper Sword, Plain clothes

Android and iOS versions

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 50
HP 28 238
MP 0 0
Strength 5 203
Agility 4 147
Resilience 2 129
Initial gear Copper Sword, Plain clothes

Equipment[edit]

As the most physically powerful of the trio, the Prince of Midenhall has access to the widest range of weapons and armor. He can equip every weapon and piece of armor available, including heavier ones that his cousins cannot use, such as the Sledgehammer. This means he is also the only character who has access to the legendary Erdrick's equipment, and as such, should use them when facing Hargon.

  • Weapons
  • Helmets
  • Armor
  • Shields
  • Accessories
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress stick Attack +2
Falcon blade Attack +7
Oaken club Attack +8
Copper Sword Attack +10
Divine dagger Attack +12
Chain sickle Attack +15
Iron lance Attack +20
Wizard's staff Attack +27
Steel broadsword Attack +30
Sledgehammer Attack +40
Erdrick's sword Attack +40
Staff of thunder Attack +45
Dragonsbane Attack +55
Aurora blade Attack +70
Thunderbolt blade Attack +95
Sword of ruin Attack +105
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Helmet Modifier(s)
Iron helmet Defense +6
Erdrick's helmet Defense +20
Mad cap Defense +8
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Clothes Defense +2
Leather armor Defense +6
Chain mail Defense +12
Full plate armour Defense +25
Cloak of evasion Defense +35
Magic armour Defense +42
Tectonic plate Defense +47
Mink Mantle Defense +60
Flowing dress Defense +65
Erdrick's armour Defense +75
Wailer's mail Defense +87
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Leather shield Defense +4
Steel shield Defense +10
Power shield Defense +18
Erdrick's Shield Defense +30
Thanatos' shield Defense +40
Dragon Quest II (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Banishing bell N/A
Devil's tail N/A
Windbreaker N/A

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

While he does not appear in the game physically, he is mentioned several times with his cousins by various characters, Hargon, his Children, and even the amnesiac Malroth. His clothing can be obtained after the Builder exchanges a certain amount of Mini medals to the Hairy Hermit.

Dragon Quest Monsters+[edit]

The Prince appears as a main character during Kleo's venture into Rendarak. He saves the lad from Batmandrills and is astonished that a human can consider monsters as his allies. The Prince displays astounding superhuman strength, breaking through stone barriers and manhandling massive monsters.

Trivia[edit]

  • He is the only main hero who cannot use magic of any kind.
  • Like many of the main heroes in the series, he is a silent protagonist.
  • He can reach a maximum level of 50.
  • In the Japanese version of the game, he is depicted as the tallest of the cousins.
  • In the artwork for the American NES version of the game, he is still wearing Erdrick's signature blue armor, but the shield had been changed from blue to red.

Gallery[edit]