The Hero of Dragon Quest is a descendant of the Erdrick who has set out to rid the kingdom of Alefgard of the evil tyranny of the dreaded Dragonlord.


The Hero is dressed appropriately for combat, donning a blue Full Plate Armor, a helm that superficially resembles the helmet of Ortega with an added pony-tail, a large circular shield embedded with a red jewel in its center (possibly a ruby), and an impressively sized claymore sheathed at his side.


Setting the narrative standard for all other Dragon Quest protagonists to follow, the Hero is mostly silent, only communicating in answers of 'Yes' and 'No'. Other characters in the story will answer as if he speaks to them in conversation. This was a decision made by series creator Yuji Horii to help draw the player into the world of Alefgard on a more personal level, rather than viewing the events of the game as an observer.

He does, however, have one line of dialogue by the end of the game.

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