|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IX|
|Old localization||Mandrake marauder|
The Mandrake mangler is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a pink-scaled dragon soldier armed with a saber and shield. When it originally appeared, it was given the same name as the darker red Mandrake marauder, but in Japanese, it was a completely new and different monster.
Mandrake manglers are bipedal anthropomorphic dragon soldiers that are armed and ready for battle. Their scales are a pale shade of red. They have large pairs of wings on their backs with grey membranes, a long pair of horns, and scales running down the top of their heads to their tails, all in grey, as well. Their swords and shields are brass-colored, while their armor is colored ivory. In battle, they have a tendency to call for more of their kind as backup.
|##166 - Mandrake marauder|
|Dropped Item||Dragon's scale1⁄16|
|Skills||Call for backup (Mandrake marauder)|
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description||Dragon dragoons and masters of fire. Fiercely loyal, their friends are never far off, and when called, will come running.|
Their flame-red bodies are clothed in fire, and they incinerate anyone insane enough to approach them.
Mandrake mangler appears as a C-rank monster of the Dragon family as part of the limited Dragon Quest IX event. It can be recruited from the 3 Warriors stage of "Be Kind to Monsters" at any difficulty.