Long John Silverbones

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Long John Silverbones
Dragon Quest Treasures
DQTR Long John Silverbones.png
Japanese name ギンギーラ
Romaji Gingira
Class Pirate
Voice actor Gbolahan Obisesan (English)
Tomokazu Sugita (JP)

Long John Silverbones is the captain of the Thunderous Plunderers and the antagonist of Dragon Quest Treasures.

Appearance and personality[edit]

The captain is a tall skeleton of not quite human proportion, with small beads of red floating in the back recesses of his eye sockets and a similar gem being situated in his forehead. All of Silverbones attire is black, gold, and purple save for his belts: he wears a captain's coat with upwards-curving pauldrons lined with hanging trim below, topped with rows of spikes, and is in tatters at the ends. He protects his rib cage with a cuirass that has three spikes near the collar bone and covers his skull with an oversized tricorn.

Silverbones is a self-assured pillager with years of experience under his belts, and he laughs off the idea of Erik and Mia being any sort of competition to him and his crew upon meeting the siblings. The captain is unabashedly selfish and seeks the Seven Stones solely for his personal gain, but he maintains a charisma that allows him to command his motley crew. Silverbones is not above throwing loyal crewmates away if they do not meet his standards for efficiency, as in the case of Mogsworth, nor is he above stealing from rival treasure hunting gangs―he routinely sends packs of goons to plunder Team Treasure Island of the player's most valuable possession.


Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Captain Silverbones is first encountered during the opening segment of the game, where in Mia and Erik are led to the Thunderous Plunderers' camp in the Paternoggin by Mogsworth. He sails by the encampment on a flying boat, taunting the children and dismissing Mogsworth for failing to find anything valuable in his absence.

The captain makes his return when all of the Seven Stones are assembled at Team Treasure Island's base, stealing them to find the way to La Isla Dorada where the "treasure of treasures" is said to be found. Making his way to the island's hidden shrine the stones levitate away from Silverbones and assemble themselves on a plinth, to which he expresses disappointment that the greatest treasure of all is merely "tis but the seven stones stuck together", and vents his frustrations on the blue-haired siblings when they catch up to him. Upon being defeated, Silverbones begins to fall from the edge of the shrine into the great blue sky with the children leaping forward and failing to catch him in time, but he lands unconcious on the deck of the Sylphanian Expedition's flying vessel.

Gustav reveals in the post-game that his former captain has been captured and he has taken up the responsibility of leading the Thunderous Plunderers himself, avowing to set the crew straight as proper treasure hunters instead.


  • Silverbones is named after Long John Silver, the villain of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island.