Psaro the Manslayer
"Grraaargh! I must eradicate all of humankind!"
|Psaro the Manslayer|
|Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen|
|Old localization||Necrosaro, Pizzaro, Death Pisaro|
|Race||Artificially Augmented Demon|
Psaro the Manslayer is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that appears as the central antagonist in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. He is a powerful demon with a passionate hatred for humanity.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Other games appearances
- 3.1 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
- 3.2 Dragon Quest Monsters
- 3.3 Dragon Quest Monsters 2
- 3.4 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
- 3.5 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
- 3.6 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
- 3.7 Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Gallery
Psaro hates and is in turn reviled by humans, but revered by demons and the inhabitants of Rosehill. When Rose, his lover, was attacked by humans for the ruby tears she sheds as an elf, he protected her by concealing her in a small fortress he built far away from human settlements. The town of Rosehill grew up around it as others looking for shelter from humans relocated there. Psaro paid frequent visits to Rosehill in order to see Rose. He shares with her his plans to destroy humanity, while disregarding her pleas to stop and pursue peaceful co-existence.
Near the end of the events of Dragon Quest IV, Aamon has Rose murdered, causing Psaro to go insane. He loses what little inhibition Rose had given him and uses the Secret of Evolution to transform into a monster, destroying his mind in the process. The only thing he remembers is his desire to genocide humanity. This leads to the final confrontation between he and the Hero in the Nadiria.
Psaro the Manslayer is fought at the very end of Dragon Quest IV. He is notably the first transforming final boss in the Dragon Quest series, and the electronic medium as a whole. The battle is a test of endurance more than anything, as Psaro's only tricks are ones used by other bosses earlier on, so the player should already be familiar with the methods of dealing with them. He has seven different forms, effectively undergoing an elaborate metamorphosis.
Other games appearances
|#299 - Psaro|
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description||"Toughens up with Kabuff, then --- Shazam! --- hits hard with Kazam. Keep him under control with water-based warcraft.|
A tragic figure who forsook his normal form to wreak revenge on the mortals who murdered his beloved."
Psaro appears in his final form as a rank X member of the material family and can be obtained by synthesizing a Ruin and Roseguardin together. His Manslayer title is reflected in his default nicknames, all of which contain 'slay'.
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The green Goliath form appears as a part of Psaro's Coup de Grâce.
- There are two Psaros in the remake; the other one is a gender-confused naked man.
- There is an writing error in the IX's Japanese version of the bestiary; it was written 秘密 (Himitsu) when it should have been 秘法 (Hibou, meaning secret act literary), although it is the same meaning.
Psaro the Manslayer from the Sofubi Monster merchandise series.