Malroth

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Dragon Quest series character
Malroth
Dragon Quest II
Malroth 87.png
Japanese Name シドー
Rōmaji Shidoo
Race Destruction Deity

Malroth (シドー Shidoo is a God of Destruction that Hargon summons after his defeat - the final enemy faced in Dragon Quest II, and is a recurring enemy in the Dragon Quest series. Also known as 'The Destroyer', he hungers for the eradication of all things. Malroth is not mentioned until this point except for his eye which is found in a cave and is needed to uncover the Cave to Rendarak. Malroth can use the spell of Fullheal in his original appearance, leading to infamy amongst fans and adding to the already considerable challenge of DQII.

Characteristics[edit]

Malroth is a large, chimeric abomination covered mostly in blue scales (green in the original NES Dragon Quest II) and wearing only a necklace with a skull on it. He has six limbs, four of which appear to be arms, a massive pair of wings and a serpent for a tail. His mouth is always shown as being a wide-opened grin, fangs clearly visible.

Being a god of destruction, Malroth is immensely powerful and more than capable of living up to his title. In all of his appearances Malroth has almost never spoken, preferring annihilation over conversation. At the start of the game, Malroth is only alluded to and rarely by his name. All that is first hinted to is his penchant for destruction and the fact that Hargon threatens all of Alefgard by trying to summon him.

The player's party does not come face-to-face with the mighty demon until after Hargon is slain. When the party tries to move away from Hargon's throne their path will be blocked by flames and the floor will begin to break apart, heralding Malroth's return. Though successful in defeating Hargon, the sorcerer summoned the god of destruction in death, leaving the heroes to contend with him in the final battle of the game.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II[edit]

Malroth DQ2-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Malroth.gif 250 Infinite 0 0 255 255 110
Spell(s) Blazing Fire (49~91)
Fullheal
Location(s) Hargon's Citadel
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
764 77 47 77 77 77 27
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
1750 Infinite 0 0 235 240 110
Spell(s) Blazing Fire 90~110
Kasap
Kabuff
Location(s) Hargon's Citadel
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
132 07 57 67 77 77 07


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Malroth (Sidoh at the time) is one of the many boss characters players can breed to obtain. He also appears as the boss of the Gate of Demolition, though only on the second time through: players must first defeat Hargon and then go through the gate again to confront Malroth, whose presence is noted by Watabou when Hargon is defeated. It is interesting to note that this is the only time Malroth speaks in person, talking with pauses between words and occasionally syllables.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Malroth (Sidoh at the time) is present. Additionally, like several other boss characters, he was given an additional form called Genosidoh, a far more fearsome looking form than that of his original.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

A god of destruction who plans to usher death
unto all living beings.

Malroth is present as a rank S member of the Demon family and is integral to synthesizing some of the most powerful monsters in the game, being needed to synthesize Zoma and Nimzo. Malroth himself can be synthesized by using a Living Statue and a Demon-at-arms, though other combinations exist.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Malroth can be synthesized by combining a buffalogre with Hargon.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Dragon Quest: Shōnen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon[edit]

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Malroth appears as a Legacy Boss, obtained after completing Quest #151 (or received at special events). He will become enraged once his health drops to orange range.


Malroth
HP MP Experience Gold
1600
15066( 99)
255 63600 2490
Attack Defense Speed
900
1306( 99)
480
720( 99)
260
416( 99)
Dropped Item Mini medal (common, 100%)
Red Orb (rare, 5%-10%)
Locations Grotto
Family  ???
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description "Brings about destruction by breathing both fire and ice, and disruption with Disruptive Wave. Hard to harm with darkness. This deity of the damned enjoys nothing more than the sacrificed souls of his most sincere followers. Mmmmm!"
Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 100 150 100 100 50
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
100 0 0 0 100 0
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
0 0 0 0 0 50
Blunt Sap Decelerate
5 25 75


Treasure[edit]

Level Range Secondary Drop Orb
1-3 Midenhall boots 15% Red Orb 5%
4-8 Midenhall trousers 15% Red Orb 5%
9-15 Midenhall gloves 15% Red Orb 6%
16-25 Midenhall garb 15% Red Orb 6%
26-40 Midenhall helm 15% Red Orb 7%
41-56 Midenhall boots 20% Red Orb 7%
57-68 Midenhall trousers 20% Red Orb 8%
69-80 Midenhall gloves 20% Red Orb 8%
81-90 Midenhall garb 20% Red Orb 9%
91-99 Midenhall helm 20% Red Orb 10%

Skills[edit]

Level New abilities
Initial Scorch, C-c-cold Breath, critical attack, sometimes attacks twice per round
5 Disruptive Wave
10 Moreheal
16 Always attacks twice per round
28 Blinder
41 Hellfire breath, begins attacking 3 times per turn, stops using Scorch and Moreheal
49 Psyche Up
57 Fullheal (capped at 999 HP)

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Little detail has been revealed for the upcoming title thus far, but it has been stated that the descendant of the original Builder will be accompanied by an amnesiac, humanoid Malroth.

Trivia[edit]

  • Malroth appears to be inspired by Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and one of the three principle deities of Hinduism. Shiva is commonly depicted as having blue skin and multiple arms and is known as the Destroyer. However, Shiva is also known as the Creator as well, as new creation couldn't take place without first having destruction.
  • It is speculated that the gauntlet of bosses in Hargon's castle (Atlas, Pazuzu, Belial) were, worst case scenario, at least meant to stall the heroes while Hargon performed the ritual to summon Malroth. Since Hargon was defeated before the ritual was finished, he sacrificed what little life he had left as a last ditch effort to summon the God of Destruction. This raises the question of how more powerful Malroth's avatar would be if the ritual was completed properly.

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