Robbin' 'Ood

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Robbin' 'Ood is a character and recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. He is most infamous for his mini-boss battles in III and appears three separate times throughout the game, committing heinous criminal acts in all but one of his appearances.

Appearance and personality[edit]


Localization inconsistency[edit]

The character currently localized as Robbin' 'Ood has had a very bizarre experience with the English language since the merger of Enix and Square in 2004. Originally, Enix of America simply romanized his name as Kandar, and this remained consistent until the release of the first Joker game. In that title, the character was dubbed Robbin Hood and this name was kept through the localization of the DS version of Dragon Quest V.

The localization of the second Joker game created a problem by interpreting カンダタおやぶん (Boss Kandar) as a separate person altogether. The intent that this was an advanced, stronger version of the same character was either ignored by Square-Enix's localization staff or simply not understood, and as such was given the name Prince o' thieves. This has lead to confusion among fans, as the only palette swap of the common Hoodlum enemies to have anything to do with banditry has been Kandar/Robbin Ood throughout the entire series.

The situation became more convoluted with the localization of the cell phone port of the third game, in which the Robbin Hood name was shortened to a more cockney-accented Robbin' 'Ood. The reason for this is currently unknown.

Robbin' 'Ood's henchmen have also suffered inconsistent adaptations into English, with the Robbin huddle enemy that debuts in Dragon Quest III being split into two groups when no distinction existed in the original Japanese. An entirely new English name (Merry man) was assigned to these same goons for their return in Dragon Quest XI.

Main series appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Robbin' 'Ood and his henchmen first appear in the Skyfell Tower west of Khoryv, having stolen the crown from the king of Romaria and leaving the place in chaos. This forces the king to recruit the Hero on a sidequest to retrieve the crown. However, performing the sidequest is optional, and failing to retrieve the crown does not prevent the hero from continuing the game.

Within the tower, Robbin' attempts to thwart the party by opening a trap door beneath the group's feet. Upon returning to the previous floor, the Hero finds the enemy has vanished. However, after leaping off the edge where Robbin' had been standing, the hero finds him several floors below. This results in the first genuine boss fight of the game (assuming the hero doesn't skip the side quest). After the battle, the hero acquires the king of Romaria's crown after Robbin' starts begging for his life.

The monster's second appearance is in the appropriately named Kidnapper's Cave, about northwest of Baharata. Robbin' 'Ood and his goons advance in their criminal careers by kidnapping Gopal Gupta & Tanaya, holding them for ransom. Upon freeing the young lovers, the Hero is confronted by the would-be kingpin himself, who challenges him to battle. After receiving a second defeat from the party, the crook pleads for mercy, claiming that he'll change his ways for real.

Robbin' 'Ood's final appearance is in the castle-town of Tantegel. He claims to have changed his evil ways and now acts as a typical NPC, now providing the Hero with information about the location of the Sunstone.

Robbin Ood sorry.png
RobbinOod (カンダタ Kandata)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Kandar DQIII NES.gif 63 150 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
65 42 19 2200 0
Bestiary No. 144
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal Strike
Defend
Location(s) Skyfell Tower
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
116 25% 25% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 100% 25% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 25%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
HP is 300, attack is 70, defense is 54, agility is 10



RobbinOod (second battle) (カンダタ Kandata)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Kandar2 DQIII NES.gif 63 400 0
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
89 40 35 4800 0
Bestiary No. 155
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal Strike
Recovers 50 HP per turn
Location(s) Kidnapper's Cave
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 25% 25% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 25% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
HP is 700, attack is 95, defense is 70, agility is 23, no longer regenerates



Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Robbin' hood (カンダタ Kandata)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Kandar.gif 1040 25 235 80
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
30 1150 500 N/A
Bestiary no. Unnumbered boss monster
Spell(s) Midheal
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Location(s) Riteof Passage
Item dropped Stone axe18
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
064 20% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 0% 0% 20%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
0% 100% 100% 100%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
100% 100% 100% 20%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
0% 0% ? 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Robbinhood DQV PS2.png



Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Robbin' 'Ood appears as the boss in the DLC Tablet Treasure Hunt in the Nintendo 3DS Version of Dragon Quest VII. Along with Hammer and the second version of Putric Stinkenheimer, Robbin' 'Ood cannot be tamed and thus only encounter in the tablet.

The Staff of resurrection is given as a reward for defeating him the first time.

Robbin' hood (カンダタ Kandata)
DQ7-PSX-LOGO-ICON.png
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
4305 75 474 162
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
60 3493 750 NA
Bestiary No. S54
Spell(s) Midheal
Skill(s) Brutal hit
Location(s) Tablet
Item(s) Dropped Stone axe18
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 70% 70% 70%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
70% 30% 30% 70%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
100% 30% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 15% 100%


Dragon Quest X[edit]


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


Monsters series appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]


Other games appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]


Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Robbin' 'Ood (カンダタ Kandata)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Robbin ood DQH2.png 12165 67g No
List No. 160
Field Notes This axe-wielding outlaw is all mouth and no trousers—when his victims turn violent, he begs for forgiveness. His customary costume doesn't leave a lot to the imagination. As far as Robbin's concerned, if you've got it, flaunt it.
Location(s)
Item(s) Dropped


Trivia[edit]

  • Robbin' 'Ood is a reference to and pun on the name of the legendary English outlaw Robin Hood. This reference is continued with an advanced version of Robbin' 'Ood in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2: known in Japanese as Boss Kandata (カンダタおやぶん?), it is called "Prince o' Thieves" in English after a common epithet for Robin Hood. The enemies accompanying a Robbin' 'Ood are sometimes known as merry men, after Robin Hood's own merry men.
  • His Japanese name, Kandata (カンダタ?), comes from the short story The Spider's Thread by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.
  • Robbin' 'Ood's frequently changing name is ironically appropriate, as criminals often go through many aliases throughout their careers.

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