Hero (Dragon Quest VII)
|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest VII|
|Family|| Pollock (Father) |
An ordinary boy living in a tiny fishing village. Your father is counting on you to succeed him as a great fisherman. You're a bit too nice for your own good, and often get taken advantaged of by your friend, Maribel.
--Description from the Dragon Quest VII instructional manual.
The Hero of Dragon Quest VII is the son of a prominent fisherman and the game's main protagonist. He is childhood friends with Prince Kiefer of Estard Castle (the only land in a vast world covered by ocean) and a young woman named Maribel who travel with him to find shards to restore the world to its former glory.
The Hero of Dragon Quest VII is dressed in a green tunic, complete with a green hat that is the source of ridicule from Maribel. This hat covers his messy black hair. In some of the character art, he is depicted with a pet iguana.
In keeping with tradition in the Dragon Quest series, the hero does not have the ability to speak in the game because he is the personification of the player. He only communicates through prompts of yes and no. However, he is generally liked by the people of Pilchard Bay and Estard. He is somewhat of a late sleeper, much to his mother's consternation. He also has a problem refusing people's requests and is constantly bullied into doing stuff by Maribel or his uncle Pike.
In the 3DS remake, if the player decides to look in a mirror while the Hero is the first character in the party line-up, he will be captivated by how stylish he looks, find a different face looking back at him, be unable to see his reflection from steam, decide that his left side is his best side, notice he has grown a little tougher-looking, see that his face is flushed bright red, wipe the mirror, realize he didn't wash his face that morning, remain transfixed for a while, start counting his beauty spots, fix his hair, practice his most winning smile, notice his hair has grown long and unruly, realize his shirt is on back-to-front, see a tired-looking reflection, and grin awkwardly.
The Hero learns the following abilities naturally.
|3||Heal||2||One Ally||Restores 30HP to a single character||N/A|
|6||Buff||3||One Ally||Increases a single character's defense||N/A|
|8||Zoom||1||Field Spell||Returns the party to any previously visited town (Does not work indoors) (Does not work in the past)||N/A|
|12||Midheal||4||One Ally||Restores 80HP to a single character||N/A|
|28||Evac||8||Field Spell||Allows the party to escape dungeons, cave, etc||N/A|
|Event||The Great Leveller||15||One Enemy||Prevents a single enemy from using augmentative spells||N/A|
|Event||The Greater Leveller||20||All Enemies||Prevents all enemies from using augmentative spells||N/A|
- In the 3ds version, the Hero will display a unique animation when using the Blade of Ultimate Power skill.
|Attribute||Starting Stats||Maximum Stats|
The Hero is very flexible in every category. He can equip most of the weapons and armors in the game. His statistics are above average which makes him very suited to be molded into whatever role the player would like. Players should make sure to have the Hero learn three intermediate classes so that the Hero Class is available as its move set are some of the best skills/spells to learn. It is also advisable to use the seeds that are found in-game on the Hero as he is the only character that stays with the player from beginning to end.
- In the official manga, the Hero's name is Arus. In the English release of the 3DS version, he was given the default name Auster in promotional material.
- The Hero also appeared in the crossover game Itadaki Street Special for the PlayStation 2.
- According to a woman in Pilchard Bay, the Hero was born four months premature.