Iron maiden

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The Iron maiden is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. It first appeared in Dragon Quest XI, but was later retroactively added to Dragon Quest X in the game's 5.1 update. Iron maidens are essentially a scaled-down variant of the boss Dora-in-Grey.

Characteristics[edit]

Iron maidens take the form of a beautiful doll with a red and black dress, long flowing blonde hair, and a large birdcage as their lower half, which is used to trap people inside. Being large dolls possessed by the ghosts of young girls, they seek to keep permanent playmates by trapping them in their cages after mesmerising them into submission. The caged character will be released immediately if the iron maiden is defeated. The dolls also have the ability to freeze their enemies with their icy cold breath. Owing to their exquisite craftsmanship, the iron maidens are not easily impressed and thus strongly resist being charmed themselves. In the Monsters series of games, the dolls are considered part of the Undead family due to their ghostly origins.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Iron maidens retroactively appear in Version 5.1 of the game. They are able to perform beguile characters with their attacks and can breathe out Freezing Blizzards.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Iron maiden (メイデンドール Meidendōru)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Iron maiden XI sprite.png 188 9 145
Defense Agility Experience Gold
228 108 506 70
Bestiary no. #222
Family Material & Floating
In-game description Cursed dolls inhabited by the souls of sweet little girls who died unfortunately early, and now wander aimlessly in search of playmates.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Beguiling Attack
Chilly Breath
Traps a party member in her cage (disables character for several turns)
Location(s) The Costa Valor (second act)
Heliodor Castle (second act)
Item(s) dropped Silkblossom18
Hairband164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A -10% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -25% 50% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%


Vicious[edit]

Vicious iron maiden (メイデンドール・強 Meidendōru・kyō)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Iron maiden XI sprite.png 820 27 350
Defense Agility Experience Gold
840 186 2,800 640
Bestiary no. #649
Family Material & Floating
In-game description Iron maidens driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Beguiling Attack
Freezing Blizzard
Traps party member in her cage (disables character for several turns)
Location(s) The Luminary's Trial - Citadel of Spite (third act)
Item(s) dropped Silkblossom18
Hairband164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A -10% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -25% 50% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 5%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 50% 25% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Iron maiden appears as a D-rank monster of the Undead family exclusive to the SP version of the game.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Iron maiden appears once again with the same rank and family exclusive to the SP version of the game.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Iron maiden (メイデンドール Meidendōru) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Iron maiden DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 undead family icon.png 1,280 460
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
550 690 470 590
Bestiary No. #458
Rank E
In-game description These accursed dollies, inhabited by the souls of lonely little girls, prowl about in a ceaseless search for pals to play with
Talents Charmer (lv. 1)
Attack Booster I (lv. 20)
Sleep Suppressor (lv. 40)
Guaranteed traits Ultra Crafty Stunner (lv. 1)
Magical Moment (lv. 20)
Absorbent Touch (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Rando-Buff (lv. 1)
Spongy Skin (lv. 60)
Habitat Circle of Indulgence - Lower Echelon (DQM3 spring icon.pngDQM3 summer icon.pngDQM3 autumn icon.pngDQM3 winter icon.png)
Items Magic water (Common)
Ring of wisdom (Rare)
Synthesis chart DQM3 undead family icon.png X DQM3 material family icon.png
(Either parent must be E-rank.)
Notable synthesis Succubat DQM3 portrait.png X Pocus poppet DQM3 portrait.png = Iron maiden DQM3 portrait.png
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
-25% 25% 0% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
25% 0% -25% 75%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *
0%



Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Iron maiden appeared in the 5th card pack, "Heroic Tale of Courage" as a super rare card exclusive for Demon Swordsmen leaders.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Iron maiden appears as a C-rank monster of the Inorganic family as part of the limited The Ultimate Automaton Has Been Born! Battle the Mindini Hunter! event. She can be recruited from Chapter 1, Episode 2 of the event quests and she can be fully awakened by repeating the quest at any difficulty. The iron maiden can participate in the Mindini hunter's Battle Road as a party member.

Iron maiden (メイデンドール Meidendōru)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Iron maiden.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
Inorganic
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact DefenceType.png
Defence
Max Level HP MP Move
115 770 246 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
196 391 356 116 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Defensive Stance Icy Gasp* N/a
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Breath Potency +5% / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Icy Gasp Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Icy Gasp Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +10 Icy Gasp Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
First
Breath Potency +5%: Raises breath potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Half Res Normal Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Very Weak Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Super Weak Immune



Trivia[edit]

Iron maidens take their name from the infamous European torture device of the same name, in which the tortured person is placed inside a metal container lined with spikes. These metal boxes were often forged in the image of women. However, historians have disputed whether the device was actually medieval in origin, as there are no records of such a device existing before the 18th century.

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