- The deserted town of Hauksness uses the eerie dungeon theme and is filled with wrecked shops, grown-over pavement and poisonous marshes. The really bad news is that "deserted" doesn't mean the town is empty, no; it's filled the strongest enemies in the overworld. It's partially adverted in the GBC remake though (where it's called Domdora) and turned into a Tear Jerker of sorts instead, as the music playing in that version is actually the Requiem from Dragon Quest II.
- Accepting the Dragonlord's offer to rule at his side, pictured to the right. He tells you that your quest is over and then, with an Evil Laugh, invites you to take a long rest. Your surroundings then cut to black, the text turns blood-red and... that's it. Dragon Quest Builders is actually based on this ending. If the plot of that game is anything to go by, this ending didn't end very happily for anyone else either.
Nightmare Fuel / Dragon Quest I