Meena Mahabala

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Meena Mahabala
Dragon Quest IV
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Sprite(s) Dq4nara-sprite-NES.gif DQ4-NDS-MEENA.PNG
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Japanese name ミネア
Romaji Minea
Old localization Nara
Class Fortune-teller
Race Human
Age 18
Family Maya (sister)
Mahabala (father)
Voice actor Hiroko Emori (CD Theater)
Yōko Hikasa (Japanese, Heroes II, Rivals)
Mariam Haque (English, Heroes II)

"I am consulting the cards...and they are saying we will have girl problems... In a castle filled with women, this is a little worrying."

Meena Mahabala is a playable character in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, and a major NPC in Dragon Quest X.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Meena is nearly the spitting image of Maya, her older sister. She dresses much more conservatively compared to her sister, though they wear identical headpieces. Meena carries a crystal ball with her everywhere, which she uses to tell fortunes. While she and her sister both have long purple hair, Meena does not have bangs/fringe.

Meena is an extremely reserved and quiet person, and very rational. This disposition leads her to often scold her sister for her poor judgement regarding their money, and her general laid-back demeanor. But, despite these stern traits, she is still a very kind person at heart, looking out for her sister when the two set out to avenge their father's murder, and charging only a minuscule amount of gold for her fortune-telling services. During her travels with the Chosen, Meena will occasionally have cryptic visions of the near future.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Chapter 4 begins with Maya and Meena performing at the town, Laissez Fayre, which is populated almost entirely by entertainers and tourists. They use their job as a cover and the town as a base to investigate the murder of their father, a prominent alchemist. Though they suspect his apprentice, Balzack, killed him in order to steal the Secret of Evolution, they have nothing to back up their claims, and keep them to themselves for the time being.

After following the trail through several towns across the entire country, they finally confronted the murderer at his castle. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, his true King arrives to soundly defeat them in battle and throws them into the dungeon. Luckily, the only other occupant points them to a secret exit, and after they escape, they flee directly to Endor.

DQIV Hero and Meena.png

In Chapter 5, Meena is attempting to continue her fortune-telling business, but Maya blows all the gold they'd earned on their journey at the Casino, leaving them fairly stranded in the city. Luckily, the Hero has been told to seek out his destined allies, and locates Maya and Meena in short order. When Meena reads his fortune, she realizes that he is the prophesied hero and immediately joins the party.

The two are briefly separated in Con Cave and are approached by demonic doppelgangers of The Hero (while The Hero also battled doppelgangers of the sisters). When coming across the real Hero, Meena is more trusting while Maya quizzed him/her. Afterwards, they regroup and find the Symbol of faith.

A while later in Chapter 5, the party confronts Balzack, at Castle Zamoksva. He has used an imperfect version of the Secret of Evolution to become Baalzack, but the party is still able to kill him, avenging the death of the sisters' father at long last.


Spells[edit]

Level Learned Original Japanese NES Version DS Version Spanish Version MP
1 Hoimi Heal Heal Minicuración 2
3 Rariho Sleep Snooze Sueño 3
8 Bagi Infernos Woosh Minitornado 2
10 Kiariku Numboff Tingle Reactivación 2
13 Behoimi Healmore Midheal Semicuración 4
16 Rarihoma Sleepmore Kasnooze Somnolencia 3
20 Zaoraru Vivify Zing Semirresurrección 8
23 Bagima Infermore Swoosh Tornado 4
26 Behoma Healall Fullheal Maxicuración 6
29 Fubaha Barrier Insulatle Aislar 6
32 Bagicrossu Infermost Kaswoosh Supertornado 8
35 Megazaru Farewell Kerplunk Sacrificio resurrector All

Stats[edit]

The cards do not lie.

In the Dragon Quest III class system, Meena is a Priest. She has sole access to the Woosh series of spells, which gives her some magical offensive options, but she does lose out on some stronger healing magic.

As a spell caster, Meena possesses low Strength, Resilience, and HP, but high Wisdom, Luck, and MP, and many useful healing and buff spells. As the sole character with access to the vital Insulatle spell, she is a crucial ally against the Lord of the Underworld and other enemies that rely on breath weapons. Like Kiryl, she has access to some stronger equipment such as swords, spears, and armor, but will be quickly surpassed in physical combat unless seeds are applied to boost her stats.

Handing over the ultimate key.
Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 99
HP 18 574
MP 7 407
Strength 4 149
Agility 4 167
Resilience 9 94
Wisdom 6 207
Luck 6 171
Initial gear Copper sword, Silk robe

Equipment[edit]

  • Weapons
  • Helmets
  • Armor
  • Shields
  • Accessories
Dragon Quest IV (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress stick Attack +2
Falcon knife earrings Attack +5
Staff of salvation Attack +5
Oaken club Attack +7
Copper sword Attack +12
Divine dagger Attack +14
Hunter's bow Attack +18
Silver tarot cards Attack +21
Poison moth knife Attack +24
Holy lance Attack +33
Thalian staff Attack +33
Staff of divine wrath Attack +35
Staff of antimagic Attack +50
Somatic staff Attack +55
Magma staff Attack +63
Liquid metal sword Attack +130
Gringham whip Attack +135
Dragon Quest IV (All) 
Helmet Modifier(s)
Leather hat Defense +2
Hairband Attack +5
Feathered cap Attack +8
Golden tiara Attack +12
Happy hat Attack +15
Liquid metal helm Defense +50
Death mask Defense +200
Dragon Quest IV (All) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Plain clothes Defense+4
Wayfarer's clothes Defense+8
Dancer's costume Defense+8
Silk robe Defense+10
Leather dress Defense+14
Fur coat Defense+22
Bronze armour Defense+25
Iron armour Defense+30
Robe of serenity Defense+33
Magic vestment Defense+35
Pink leotard Defense+38
Spangled dress Defense+40
Flowing dress Defense+43
Magical skirt Defense+45
Glombolero Defense+47
Shimmering dress Defense+50
Angel leotard Defense+60
Liquid metal armour Defense+95
Dragon Quest IV (All) 
Shields Modifier(s)
Leather shield Defense+4
Scale shield Defense+7
Iron shield Defense+12
Liquid metal shield Defense+60
Dragon Quest IV (Remakes) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Strength ring Strength+8
Mighty armlet Strength+25
Mercury's bandana Agility+15
Meteorite bracer Agilityx2
Prayer ring Defence+5
Gold bracer Defence+5
Fishnet stockings Defence+8
Kamikazee bracer Defence+15
Kerplunk bracer Defence+15
Recovery ring Defence+15
Ruby of protection Defence+15
Goddess ring Wisdom+33
Lucida shard Luck+5
Bunny tail Luck+8
Gospel ring Luck+50
Elevating shoes Luck+50

Silver Tarot Cards[edit]

One of Meena's most unique traits is her ability to read her Silver Tarot Cards during battle, with each drawn card causing a unique effect. The effects of the cards ignore any resistances a monster may normally have, save for bosses. If the player orders her to divine more than three times during a single battle, the Fool card will always be drawn. Also, Meena can use the cards outside of battle to read the player's fortune. This will not affect the game, but provides interesting dialogue from the Seer.

  • Justice: Casts Poof on all enemies and sends them flying into the blue.
  • Devil: Casts Kasap on all foes.
  • Death: Casts Whack on one enemy.
  • Sun: Restores a moderate to large amount of health to all allies.
  • Moon: Lowers the accuracy of all enemies.
  • Strength: Casts Oomph on a random ally
  • Star: Doubles the amount of experience and gold received after the current battle.
  • Tower: Casts Zap on all enemies. Damage is calculated as Meena's level multiplied between 0.5 and 2.
  • Fool: Casts Thwack on the entire party!

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Meena appears along with the other Chosen in the near-future version of Reaper's Peak, having set up shop to tell fortunes in the village much to her sister's annoyance. When reading the palm of the Hero, she notes that she sees nothing at all in his future and cannot gaze into his soul. She notes that this means the young man has an incredible burden that he must bear, but reassures him that if he follows the path that he knows to be true then he will find happiness at the end of the long road.

When spoken to again, Meena will mention her love of caves and tombs.

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

Meena appears as one of the special guests at the Quester's Rest in Stornway. This could be obtained when the DQVC was available using Nintendo's Wi-Fi Channel. When spoken to, she gives the player different pieces of her outfit for fulfilling certain conditions.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Meena first appears in the Version 1.5 update of the game, both as a quest giving NPC and as a fortune teller who can influence a player's game for up to two hours.

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

Meena appears as one of the new playable characters in the second game. Her Coup-de-Grâce is Starfall, which summons a meteor shower to strike all her enemies. She uses her tarot cards as her weapon of choice.

Etymology[edit]

Meena is the English phonetic spelling for the Korean word for twin, Miena.

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