Maldragora

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Maldragora
Dragon Quest X
DQX Maldragora the Worldbreaker.png

DQX - Madesagora - Second Forme.png

Japanese name 大魔王マデサゴーラ (Worldbreaker)
創造神マデサゴーラ (Worldmaker)
Romaji Madesagōra
Title Great Demon King (Japanese)
Creator God (Japanese)
Worldbreaker
Worldmaker
Race Demon
Family Pepelogora (Grandson)
Voice actor Kōji Ishii (Japanese)

Maldragora is the primary antagonist in the second version of Dragon Quest X. He invaded the world of Astoltia from the Demon World, seeking to acquire power of creation from a goddess and become a creator himself.

Characteristics[edit]

In his original Worldbreaker form, Maldragora has the appearance of a giant muscular older man with purple skin and three pairs of arms. The skin on his face is a lighter shade of purple than the rest of his body and he has long pointed ears, a set of curved horns on top of his head, and a long beard. His eyes have yellow sclerae with black irises and he wears two gold hoop earrings on his left ear. Maldragora's outfit consists of a golden breastplate with faulds attached, a tall collar with red lining, spiked shoulderpads on each of his shoulders, loose red pleated trousers similar to hakama, as well as red and gold slippers.

Around his neck, he wears a long red cape with dark green lining and gold designs near the hem along with golden designs similar to the mandibles of a stag beetle on his back. Around his waist, Maldragora wears a gold belt with a large red gemstone in the center. A long red tippet-like piece of cloth hangs in front of his collar down to his ankles featuring golden rhomboid and triangular designs. He also wears gold bracers on each of his wrists and his hands each have sharp golden fingernails.

When Maldragora changes to his Worldmaker form, he possesses the upper body of a dragon with six arms, the lower body of a bird with four legs, a large pair of feathered wings on his back, and he has a long purple serpent as a tail. The draconic parts of his body have purple scales and he has a tall red frill that runs down the top of his head, reaching all the way to the snake's head of his tail. His large horns have become black and he has smaller black spikes around his brow and down his neck. He still wears gold bracers on each of his arms and earrings on his left ear. The avian part of his body have golden feathers.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]


Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Both of Maldragora's forms appear as S-rank members of the ??? family as part of the limited Dragon Quest X event. His Worldbreaker form can be challenged in Chapter 5 Episode 3, while his Worldmaker form can be faced in Chapter 5 Episode 4 of the event quests respectively. Both forms can also be faced against in Battle of All Ages. His Worldbreaker form can be unlocked by clearing his Boss Battle on Advanced mode and he can be fully awakened by collecting Maldragora the Worldbreaker crystals from his boss battle stages. This form also stars in his own Battle Road. Maldragora the Worldmaker appears on his own banner alongside Dark brownie and can participate in his Worldbreaker form's Battle Road as party member.

Maldragora the Worldbreaker (大魔王マデサゴーラ Daimaō Madesagōra)Tactlogo.png
Stats


Family Rank Role
Tact Icon SpecialFamily.png
???
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact MagicType.png
Magic
Max Level HP MP Move
130 887 392 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
233 233 380 361 65
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Incantation Sizzling Sketch* Freezing Hell Design*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Dark Robes / Stats Up Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Artistic Revolution: Action start on even turns until turn 10: Raises WIS for 3 turns / Freezing Hell Design Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Spell Potency +20% / Freezing Hell Design +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Lowers enemy Crack Res by 25% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +15
WIS +15
Artistic Passion: When enemy or any other ally is KO'd: Raises ATK, DEF, and Move for 2 turns (3 turns when KO attack is by character other than self) Freezing Hell Design Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Dark Robes: Battle start: Reduces damage by 20% for 3 turns.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Very Weak Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Half Res Normal Immune Super Weak



Maldragora the Worldmaker (創造神マデサゴーラ Sōzō-shin Madesagōra)Tactlogo.png
Stats


Family Rank Role
Tact Icon SpecialFamily.png
???
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Debuff
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1119 357 3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
303 386 377 182 65
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Magic Torrent Impure Breath* Molten Exhale*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Instant Bounce / Stats Up Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Regenerating World: When attacked by enemy: Restores 10% of user's max HP and 8% of user's max MP / Molten Exhale Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Max HP +100 / Molten Exhale Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Raises breath potency of all allies, including himself, by 20% in a 5x5 square around him.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +30
Max MP +15
Change the Rules:
Action start on odd turns until turn 10: Raises damage inflicted by allies (incl. self) and enemies in the surrounding cross-shaped area for 1 turn (2 turns for self)
Action start on even turns until turn 10: Raises AGL for allies (incl. self) and enemies in the surrounding cross-shaped area for 1 turn (2 turns for self)
Molten Exhale Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Instant Bounce: Battle start: Grants a barrier that reflects spells for 3 turns.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Super Weak Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Immune Half Res



Etymology[edit]

Daimaō is a term for Great Demon Lord or Archfiend, unsurprisingly shared with other Dragon Quest villains like Zoma and Rhapthorne. This is fitting for Maldragora, since he ordered Nelgel to destroy Astoltia, and had more monsters waiting in another region in case Nelgel failed to kill the Hero, along with Maldragora himself having his own plans. (Eg, creating a new Rendashia to replace the old one.)

Trivia[edit]

  • Maldragora is the third villain in the Dragon Quest series to merge/create a new world. The other two are Mortamor and Rhapthorne.
    • In addition, he is the third main villain to have a family member, the first being Estark, and the second being Zoma.
  • Maldragora's six-armed design is similar to cultural depictions of Asuras, who were a group of power-seeking deities featured in both Hinduism and Buddhism, described as having three heads with three faces each and either four or six arms. In Hindu texts, the Asuras are in a constant battle with the more benevolent Devas.

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-TW.png 中文 (繁體)大魔王馬蒂桑貢拉Transliteration of the Japanese name Daimaō Madesagōra.

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