|Dragon Quest Monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First Appearance||Dragon Quest II|
The Killing Machine (formerly Attack Bot, Attackbot, & Roboster) is a recurring enemy in the Dragon Quest series. First introduced in Dragon Quest II, it is a quadrupedal robot and one of the few mechanical monsters featured in the series.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Dragon Quest II
- 2.2 Dragon Quest V
- 2.3 Dragon Quest VIII
- 2.4 Dragon Quest IX
- 2.5 Dragon Quest Monsters
- 2.6 Dragon Quest Monsters 2
- 2.7 Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart
- 2.8 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
- 2.9 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
- 2.10 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
- 2.11 Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
- 3 Related Monsters
- 4 Gallery
Killing machines are four-legged robots with suction-cup-like feet, a single red eye, and are primarily blue in color. In most games they are featured in the killing machine holds a single-edged sword in its right hand and has a crossbow for a left arm with the bolts stored in a quiver worn on its back, the strap going across its upper body, though there are rare occasions where they have a normal left arm instead of a crossbow.
Often portrayed as heavy-attackers, killing machines had little else in their arsenal beyond physical attacks before Dragon Quest VIII gave them the power to shoot a laser from their eye. They are notably one of the first regular enemies in the series that can attack twice per round and do so essentially all the time, retaining this ability in their mainstream appearances and often bearing similar attributes or references to this in spin-off games. Another recurring quality is that they often appear in cold climates or areas close to such places.
The killing machine reappears and is essentially in the same position it was first in: a monster not encountered until almost the very end of the game. They can be found in the latter portions of Nadiria and will also appear within Mt. Zugzwang, the dungeon players must venture through in order to confront the game's antagonist. Killing Machines are also summoned by Nimzo as reinforcements. It is possible to recruit a killing machine for the team, though the odds of one wanting to join the player are extremely low.
|#165 - Killing machine|
|Skills||Attacks twice per round|
|Game||Dragon Quest V|
Killing machines retain their previous qualities, though they aren't fought as near to the game's end as they are in other titles. They can be found in the Dragon Graveyard and the snowy area where Orkutsk is situated, locations that may reference their habitats in the previous two mainstream games they were in.
Additionally, three killing machines are available as Monster Team recruits once the player fulfills the requirements for them to appear and also gains access to the areas they appear in.
|#087 - Killing Machine|
|Dropped Item|| Iron nails (common, 1/16)|
Seed of agility (rare, 1/256)
|Locations|| Gittish Empire|
Tower of Nod
Djust Desert (high ground)
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description|| These super-fast, multi-tasking, military machines always attack twice per turn, and know an astounding amount of abilities.|
Fervent fans of their flawlessly efficient forms assert that an adventure without one is a waste of everyone's time.
Killing machines (Roboster at the time) are members of the material family and one of the strongest monsters that can be fought in the wild, though the player will not confront them until they have access to the material family gate in the Bazaar or happen upon an arena where the levels of their monsters can make killing machines appear.
Interestingly, the default name of the killing machine is KB. One interpretation of this is 'Killer Bot', a likely reference to its Japanese name and present one.
Appearing as rank S members of the material family, killing machines can be made by synthesizing either a phantom swordsman or mechan-o'-wyrm with a hunter mech. They are one of the select few monsters with the Double Trouble trait, a trait that enables them to perform an additional attack in a single round if they are not issued a direct order or perform a move with special priority such as Mercurial Thrust.
Killing machines appear in the Flying Clawtress, the last area of the game and appear en masse in the rooms they are found, one particular room forcing the player against ten of them before being able to continue. They lack their usual crossbows but wield the eye laser attack given to them in Dragon Quest VIII. While they cannot attack twice given the genre of the game, they do have a frenzied state upon first being attacked and will occasionally drop lucky bags containing vulcan ammunition, a type of ammo that can be used to attack multiple times in tank battles.
Angelo wielding the Robo-Bow