Humans are a recurring race throughout the Dragon Quest series. In almost every Dragon Quest game, the hero is human or at least partially human, and in many cases the entire party is composed of humans. The only non-human heroes are the Hero from Dragon Quest IV, who is half-Zenithian, and the Hero from Dragon Quest VIII, who is half-Dragovian and the Hero from Dragon Quest IX who is a Celestrian. The party is exclusively human in the original Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II, Dragon Quest III.
Human is the race that the player's character starts out as in Dragon Quest X. After a certain point in the game, the player may become any of the other seven races, including Ogre, Dragon, Elf, Dwarf, Puklipo or Weddie.