Malroth

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This article is about the evil God. For the character, see Malroth (Character).
Malroth
Dragon Quest II
DQB2 Malroth 3.png
Japanese name シドー
Romaji Shidō
Old localization Sidoh (GBC era)
Title Master of Destruction (English)
Hakaishin (Japanese)
Race Destruction Deity
Voice actor Banjo Ginga (Japanese, CD Theater)
Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese, Rivals)


"...Malroth! Lord and Master of Destruction! Receive of me my flesh in willing sacrifice...! Nnngh!"

—Hargon's last words

Malroth (シドー, Shidō), also known as the Master of Destruction (破壊神, Hakaishin), is the final boss of the video game Dragon Quest II. Malroth is not mentioned in his debut game until the finale, except for a false idol bearing his likeness 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.

Malroth reappears in Dragon Quest Builders 2 as a central figure, but as an amnesiac young man instead of a hideous demon. The circumstances to his sudden change of appearance, as well as his forgotten past, are crucial to the game's story.

Appearance and personality[edit]

Malroth is a large, chimeric abomination covered mostly in blue scales (green in the original NES sprite) 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 demonic 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 beyond primitive roars, preferring annihilation over conversation. At the start of Dragon Quest II, 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 the Children of Hargon threatens all of Alefgard by trying to summon him. In the original NES version the False Idol is known as the Eye of Malroth; this marks the only time he is slightly referenced but there still exist statues in several dungeons that depict his likeness. In contemporary remakes such as the Android/iOS versions, summoning a deity of destruction is mentioned to be Hargon's ultimate goal but never referred to with its name until the end.

Being the cult's object of worship, Malroth is highly esteemed by his devotees--not that this matters to him, as his description in IX states that he doesn't mind where his sacrifices come from. It is revealed in Dragon Quest Builders 2 that his name is known only in the highest ranks among the Children of Hargon, this was presumably thought up by Hargon himself so that only he could address the deity and, by this tactic, it could only be directed personally by his nihilist pleas.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

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.

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



Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

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


Malroth
Malroth IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
7500
15066( 99)
255 64600 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 10%
4-8 Midenhall trousers 15% Red Orb 10%
9-15 Midenhall gloves 15% Red Orb 11%
16-25 Midenhall garb 15% Red Orb 11%
26-40 Midenhall helm 15% Red Orb 12%
41-56 Midenhall boots 20% Red Orb 12%
57-68 Midenhall trousers 20% Red Orb 13%
69-80 Midenhall gloves 20% Red Orb 13%
81-90 Midenhall garb 20% Red Orb 14%
91-99 Midenhall helm 20% Red Orb 15%

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 Monsters[edit]

Sidoh DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Sidoh.png 70 3/5 5/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/5 2/5 5/5 5/5
Family ???
In-game description An evil dragon lord, ruler of all destruction
Abilities FireAir, FrigidAir, HellBlast
Habitat Gate of Demolition
Breeding chart Jamirus x Rosevine
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak None Weak Strong
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Immune
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Immune Immune


Sidoh 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]

DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Sidoh 1.png 70 7/10 9/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
7/10 6/10 7/10 7/10
Family ???
In-game description
Abilities FireAir, FrigidAir, HellBlast
Habitat
Breeding chart Jamirus x Rosevine
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak None Weak Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Weak Weak Weak
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Immune Immune Immune


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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Malroth
Family Demon
Rank S
Description A god of destruction who plans to usher death unto all living beings.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits Artful Dodger, Psycho
Resistances Healed by Zam, Whackproof, Confusionproof
Skill Healer, Über Wisdom Boost
Location -
Breeding chart Demon-at-arms x Living statue, Buffalogre, or Khalamari


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Malroth
Family Demon
Rank S
Size M
Weapons Swords, Spears, Claws, Staves
Traits Hit Squad, Big Hitter, Health Professional, Sleepy Touch
Resistances Vulnerable to Woosh, Immune to Whack, Poison, Confusion, Inaction, Paralysis, and Sleep, Healed by Zam
Skill Healer
Location -
Breeding chart Hargon x Khalamari, Buffalogre, or Living statue


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

Malroth has the same synthesis recipe here as in the previous game.

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


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

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Malroth is a major character appearing in Dragon Quest Builders 2. He accompanies the player as a helpful NPC for the majority of the game, participating in battle as an AI controlled ally to kite enemy focus away from the player as a response to criticism of the first title. For more details, see Malroth (Character).

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Malroth appears in the artwork for his own card and those depicting his abilities, both in his original demonic and humanoid forms. He was introduced in the first card pack as a legendary rare card and would inflict 4 damage to all units on the field when summoned, including allies. He was eventually reprinted in the seventh card pack, "Strange Tale of Light and Darkness" under the name "Destruction God Sidoh" alongside Hargon. As a reference to his ability to cast Fullheal in the original version of Dragon Quest II, all of Malroth's HP is restored at the end of the opponent's turn.

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Malroth first appeared in the game as a boss on June 24th, 2021 as part of a Dragon Quest II collaboration event. A special mega version of Malroth can be challenged by up to 12 players from June 26th to July 11th, 2021.

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, and Shiva does not take part in blind, needless 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 Luminaries 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.
  • His human form in Dragon Quest Builders 2 is voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda, though he doesn't talk and only makes various sounds to indicate his mood. In Dragon Quest Rivals, he can be heard speaking for the first time.
  • The splitting of Malroth into good and bad halves is reminiscent of the characters Kami and Piccolo from Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. The two were originally an unnamed being whose expelled inner darkness manifested as a violent doppelganger.

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