Hero's Son (Dragon Quest V)

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Dragon Quest series character
Hero's son
Prince of Gotha
Dragon Quest V
Hero and Bianca's son
Sprite Hero & Bianca's sonHero & Flora's son
Japanese Name 男の子
Rōmaji Otokonoko
Title Son
Legendary Hero
Class Hero
Race Human/Zenithian
Age 8 (after second timeshift)
Voice Actor Konami Yoshida (CD Theater)

The Hero's son is the legendary hero that Pankraz spent the twilight of his life searching for. He also has a twin sister. He is eight years old at the third generation, and 10 at the game's finale.

In English his default name is Parry. In Japanese his default names are Cooper (クーパー) on the SNES and Rex (レックス) on the DS. In the CD Theater audio drama and official novelizations, his name is Timmy (ティミー) .

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Parry's hair color is inherited from his mother and can be blond, blue, or jet black, though his eyes will always be blue. He dresses in a light blue tunic that reaches his ankles, a darker blue cape that drags behind him, and wears grey colored bracelets and boots. On his back is a comically over-sized sword he has yet to grow into.

Being a young lad, Parry sees the world through a child's eyes and is delighted by every new experience he encounters, though he does admit that the title of Hero feels awkward to him at times. His resolve to save the world never slackens, however, and he understands the full severity of the world's circumstances. In his own words, as long as he has his family he can do anything.

Story[edit]

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Parry was born along with his twin sister in the castle town of Gotha shortly before his father was crowned king. However, their mother Bianca/Nera/Debora was abducted by monsters and their father went missing searching for her. His nursemaid's quick thinking and hiding the twins under their parents' bed was the only thing that saved them from being abducted along with their mother. Bereft of their parents, the siblings were raised by their remaining extended family and Sancho. Eight years later, he along with his sister and Sancho finally located their petrified father and restored him to life. With him recuperated, the twins journeyed with their father in search of their missing mother for another two years.

As it turns out, Parry was the legendary hero that his grandfather spent his final years searching for--a bitter irony. Thus, he was the only one able to wear the legendary Zenithian Equipment and was trained in swordsmanship with the Zenithian blade itself in Gotha. After rescuing their mother in Crocodilopolis, he traveled with his father, mother, and sister into the underworld of Nadiria in search of his grandmother, Madalena.

Equipment, Stats, and Abilities[edit]

Parry can equip certain swords, boomerangs, axes, and staffs, and even the metal king equipment. However, being the legendary hero, he is able to wear the whole Zenithian set, each which provides powerful protection.

Parry is an outstanding multi-purpose character and his list of spells is the best in the game with offensive, healing, revival, and support magic for nearly every situation. Though his overall MP is low compared to his family and his strength growth rate is slower than his father's, he will nevertheless be a vital asset in every battle.

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 5 99
HP 74 530
MP 12 460
Strength 35 255
Agility 44 255
Resilience 22 130
Wisdom 25 170
Luck 23 200
Initial gear Morning star, Magic shield, Full plate armour, Iron helmet

Spells[edit]

Level Learned Original Japanese PT Translation DS Version MP Description
5 マホトーン Mahotoon Stopspell Fizzle 3 Cast to prevent the enemy from casting spells.
8 スクルト Sukuruto Increase Kabuff 3 Raises the defensive power of all allies.
10 トヘロス Toherosu Repel Holy Protection 4 Causes weak enemies to leave you alone.
12 ベホイミ Behoimi Healmore Midheal 5 A stronger form of Heal.
13 ベギラマ Begirama Firebane Sizzle 6 This fire spell affects a group of enemies.
14 キアリク Kiariku Numboff Tingle 2 Cast to cure an ally from paralysis.
15 トラマナ Toramana Stepguard Safe Passage 2 Walk safely over barriers.
16 ベホマ Behoma Healall Fullheal 7 Restores an ally to full health.
18 インパス Inpasu Identify Peep 3 Cast on an treasure chest to reveal if its safe.
20 シャナク Shanaku Curseoff Sheen 10 Removes a curse.
23 フバーハ Fubaaha Barrier Insulatle 3 Provides added protection from breath type attacks.
25 ライデイン Raidein Zap Zap 6 Affects all enemies; the first lightning type spell.
27 ザオリク Zaoriku Revive Kazing 20 Brings an ally back to life.
30 ベホマラー Behomaraa Healus Multiheal 18 Restores some health to all allies.
34 ギガデイン Gigadein Lightning Kazap 15 Affects a group of enemies. Stronger than Zap.
38 ミナデイン Minadein Thordain Kazapple 10 Uses 10 MP from all allies to attack one enemy with a large lightning bolt.

Trivia[edit]

  • Parry unfortunately suffers from Nocturnal Enuresis--more commonly known as bed wetting. Most children grow out of this condition by age 7, with cases in older individuals being most often attributed to stress. Considering Parry's circumstances, this is understandable.
  • Interestingly, the blue hair inherited from Nera makes him resemble the Hero of Dragon Quest VI.
  • His full name in the CD drama and novels in Japanese is ティムアル・エル・ケル・グランバニア - Timal El Kel Granvania. Granvania is the Japanese name for Gotha.
  • Parry's hair style is the same as Son Gohan in his super saiyan form. Akira Toriyama was in the middle of drawing the Cell saga of his Dragon Ball manga when V was developed and released, and likely used the cameo as a hint towards the lad's capability.


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