Robbin' 'Ood

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Robbin' 'Ood is a recurring boss character in the Dragon Quest series. 'E appears three separate times throughout the game, committing 'einous criminal acts in all but one of 'is appearances.

Localization inconsistency[edit]

The character currently localized as Robbin Ood has had a very bizarre experience with the English language since the merger of Enix and Square in 2004. Originally, Enix of America simply romanized his name as Kandar, and this remained consistent until the release of the first Joker game. In that title, the character was dubbed Robbin Hood and this name was kept through the localization of the DS version of DQ V.

The localization of the second Joker game created a problem by interpreting カンダタおやぶん (Boss Kandar) as a separate person altogether. The intent that this was an advanced version of the same character was either ignored by Square-Enix's localization staff or simply not understood, and as such was given the name Prince o' thieves. This has lead to confusion among fans, as the only palette swap of the Hoodlum enemy to have anything to do with banditry as been Kandar/Robbin Ood throughout the entire series.

The situation became more convoluted with the localization of the cell phone port of the third game, in which the Robbin hood name was shortened to a more cockeny-accented Robbin Ood. The reason for this is currently unknown.

Robbin ood's henchmen have also suffered inconsistent adaptations into English, with the Robbin huddle enemy that debuts in DQ III being split into two groups when no distinction existed in the original Japanese. An entirely new English name (Merry man) was assigned to these same goons for their return in DQ XI.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

Story[edit]

Robbin' 'Ood and 'is 'enchmen first appear in the Skyfell Tower west of Khoryv. 'E went and stole the crown from the king of Romaria, an' left the place in such a rut that the 'ero is recruited by the king to retrieve the crown. 'Owever, fightin' the bloke is an optional sidequest, an' failin' to retrieve the crown does not prevent the 'ero from continuin' the game.

Wivhin the tower, Ol' Robbin' attempts to thwart the party by openin' a trap door beneath the group's feet. Upon returnin' to the previous floor, the 'ero finds the ol' geezer has up an' vanished. 'Owever, after leapin' off the edge where Robbin' 'ad been standin', the 'ero finds 'im several floors below. This results in the first genuine boss fight o' the game. After the battle, the 'ero acquires the king o' Romaria's crown after the big sap starts beggin' fer 'is life.

The rotter's second appearance is in the appropriately named Kidnapper's Cave a little nort' west o' Baharata. Robbin' 'Ood an' 'is goons advance in their criminal careers by kidnappin' the luvly couple Gopal Gupta & Tanaya, 'olding 'em fer ransom. Upon freein' the young luvers, the 'ero is confronted by the would-be kingpin 'imself, and meets 'im in melee. After receivin' a second thrashin' from the party, the crook pleads for mercy claimin' all the while that 'e'll change 'is ways fer real this time.

Robbin' 'Ood's final appearance is in the castletown of Tantegel. 'E claims to have changed 'is evil ways an' now acts as a typical NPC. 'E provides the 'ero wiv information about the location of the Sunstone.

In Battle[edit]

RobbinOod DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Kandar DQIII NES.gif 63 150 0 2200 0 65 42 19
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal Strike
Defend
Location(s) Skyfell Tower
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
116 25% 25% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 100% 100% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25% 25%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
HP is 300, attack is 70, defense is 54, agility is 10


The Geezer's got a 25% chance to dodge sap an' 'ot an' cold spells, but other than that 'e ain't so special. Wreck 'is goons and go to town on 'im!


RobbinOod (second battle) DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Kandar2 DQIII NES.gif 63 400 0 4800 0 89 40 35
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal Strike
Recovers 50 HP per turn
Location(s) Kidnapper's Cave
Item Dropped None
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 25% 25% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 25% 100%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
HP is 700, attack is 95, defense is 70, agility is 23, no longer regenerates


'E's kept 'is sap an' tempur'atchre resistance but e's still the same ol geezer regardless.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

Robbin' Hood
HP MP Experience Gold
950 1352 560
Attack Defense Speed
Locations Riteof Passage
Spells Midheal
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Dragon Quest VII 3DS[edit]

Robbin' 'Ood appears as the boss in the DLC Tablet Treasure Hunt in the Nintendo 3DS Version of Dragon Quest VII. Along with Hammer and the second version of Putric Stinkenheimer, Robbin' 'Ood cannot be tamed and thus only encounter in the tablet.

The Staff of resurrection is given as a reward for defeating him the first time.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Related enemies[edit]

Gallery[edit]