Hero (Dragon Quest IV)

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Dragon Quest series character
Dragon Quest IV
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Sprite Dq4hero-sprite-NES.gif DQ4-NDS-HERO (Male).png
Japanese Name 勇者
Rōmaji Yuusha
Title Chosen
Class Hero
Race Half-human, half-Zenithian
Age 18
Voice Actor Jun'ichi Kanemaru (CD Theater)

The Hero of Dragon Quest IV is an 18-year-old man or woman prophesied to defeat Psaro and save the world from the rising tide of Demons. As the only person able to wear the Zenithia Equipment, he or she is the only person in the world capable of doing this. To stop this from happening, Psaro and his minions attempt to eliminate the Hero before he or she can take up arms, but, fortunately, fail.

Uncommon in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest IV allows the player to choose their character's gender. The Hero's name is up to the player, a Dragon Quest staple, but the default names are Solo (ソロ) for the male and Sofia (ソフィア) for the female. In the CD Theater audio drama, the hero is named Rei (レイ), and in the official novelizations his name is Yuuril (ユーリル).


Dragon Quest IV[edit]


On one starry night, an angel fell from the sky castle of Zenithia. She subsequently fell in love with a human woodcutter and, together, they produced a half-human, half-Zenithian child - the Hero. However, because this union was forbidden, the father was struck down by a bolt of lightning. After the child's birth, the angel returned to Zenithia and the woodcutter's father became bitter and lived in solitude. The Hero was then brought up by two loving foster parents in a small village near the woodcutter's hut, to be protected by the denizens of the settlement until the hero came of age. He or she grows up alongside his or her childhood friend, Eliza, and proceeds to train with a master swordsman regularly. However, the Hero's peaceful existence wasn't to last; eventually, Psaro's minions discovered the secretive village and assaulted it with the objective of assassinating the eighteen-year-old. They slaughtered all the villagers who stood in their way, including Eliza, who died while masquerading as the Hero with her transformation ability. Thinking that they had defeated the real Hero, the minions of Psaro left the ruins of the village. The Hero, after witnessing the savage ruins of his or her home, leaves on a journey to discover their true identity and save the world, embracing his or her destiny as the hero.

During his travels, the Hero encounters the seven other 'Chosen' and they form a group to stop Psaro's evil plan to make use of the Secret of Evolution to destroy the world. The Hero and his companions go on a quest to retrieve all the pieces of legendary Zenithian Equipment which they then use to gain access to Zenithia Castle.

In Battle[edit]

The Hero has extremely high stats, especially in the HP and Strength areas. The Hero is the only character capable of using lightning spells such as Zap.

Level Learned Original Japanese NES Version DS Version MP Description
1 ニフラム Nifuramu Expel Poof 3 Blows away weak enemies.
3 メラ Mera Blaze Frizz 2 A simple fire spell; affects one enemy.
5 ベホイミ Behoimi Healmore Midheal 5 A stronger form of Heal.
7 ルーラ
Return Zoom 8 Transport the party to a previously visited location.
9 ギラ Gira Firebal Sizz 4 A weak fire spell that affects a group of enemies.
11 トヘロス Toherosu Repel Holy Protection 8 Causes weak enemies to leave you alone.
13 リレミト Riremito Outside Evac 8 Cast to leave a cave and return to the entrance.
15 ラリホーマ Rarihooma Sleepmore Kasnooze 3 May put the enemy to sleep; stronger than the normal Sleep spell.
17 ザメハ Zameha Awake Cock-a-doodle-doo 2 Cast to wake up sleeping party members.
19 マホステ Mahosute Fendspell Snub 2 Prevents enemy spells from reaching the hero.
21 アストロン Asutoron Ironize Kaclang 2 Makes the party immune to all enemy attacks for a short period of time.
23 イオラ Iora Boom Boom 8 Explosion spell with moderate damage to all enemies.
24 ライデイン Raidein Zap Zap 4 Affects one enemy; the first lightning type spell.
27 ベホマ Behoma Healall Fullheal 7 Restores an ally to full health.
28 ザオラル Zaoraru Vivify Zing 12 50% chance to revive a deceased party member.
30 モシャス Moshasu Transform Morph 5 Assume the appearance of someone or something else. Not present in the remakes.
32 ベホマズン Behomazun Healusall Omniheal 36 Restore the entire party to full health.
34 ギガデイン Gigadein Lightning Kazap 15 Affects a group of enemies. Stronger than Zap.
37 ミナデイン Minadein Thordain Kazapple 15 Uses 15 MP from all allies to attack one enemy with a large lightning bolt.
39 パルプンテ Parupunte Chance Hocus Pocus 20 A random effect spell.
50 Gigaswordo Gigasword 15 Imbues a slash with holy lightning for 250~300 damage to a single foe.


  • PSX version.
Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 99
HP 25 734
MP 5 330
Strength 7 209
Agility 5 132
Resilience 12 213
Wisdom 6 156
Luck 4 152
Initial gear Cypress stick, Plain clothes

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