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The Heroes

  • Badass Family: They are the descendants of Loto / Erdrick, after all.

Prince of Midenhall / Lorasia

Class: Hero (GBC), Descendant of Heroes (Mobile)

  • Badass Normal: He is the only one of the main three who can't use magic. And the only lead character of any Dragon Quest game who can't use magic, for that matter.
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  • Jumped at the Call: Even shown literally jumping from his throne to listen to the Moonbrooke guard in the Japanese manual.

Prince of Cannock / Samantoria

Class: Paladin (GBC), Armamentalist (Mobile)

  • Canon Name: Cookie in the Japanese version, Princeton in the English versions (from his cameos in Itadaki Street and Dragon Quest IX).
  • Combat Medic: He learns several healing spells.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Oddly enough, both Princes wear goggles as part of their headgear.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: In most versions of the game, his name is determined by the hero's name, but she can be renamed. In the mobile ports, you have the option of naming both the Prince and Princess at the beginning of the game.
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  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He can wield several of them.
  • Magic Knight: Stat-wise, he has more in common with the other heroes of Dragon Quest games.
  • The Paladin: His class in the GBC version, though he has more in common with the heroes or ranger / armamentalist class from other games.
  • Taking You with Me: He eventually learns the Sacrifice spell. As he's also the only member capable of reviving others with his magic in the original version, this is a last-ditch tactic. Unfortunately, certain Random Encounters can also cast this for a Total Party Kill...
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the NES, his best gear was roughly The Prince of Midenhall's early to middle-game gear, and due to everyone only having TWO non-HP/MP stats, he could die A LOT if you weren't careful. He was upgraded notably in the I+II Remix.
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Princess of Moonbrooke

Class: Mage

  • Baleful Polymorph: The Princess of Moonbrooke gets turned into a dog before you meet her, forcing you to find out how to break the curse before you can recruit her.
  • Depending on the Artist: Technically, Akira Toriyama does both of her designs, but several Fan Art depictions have her act in different manners and personalities, depending on whether she has purple or blonde hair.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: In most versions of the game, her name is determined by the hero's name, but she can be renamed. In the mobile ports, you have the option of naming both the Prince and Princess at the beginning of the game.
  • White Magician Girl: Quite possibly the Ur-Example. She definitely inspired a lot of copycats in Japan. Unlike most others, she can learn the most powerful offensive magic, as well.

Hargon

Malroth / Sidoh

  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In the original English translation, at least. The only hint that he even existed at all was a quest item called the Eye of Malroth. More recent and accurate translations avert this, however.
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