The hero is an Expy
(or at least based on him).
He just as much of a Woobie as Krillin, his 'canon' wife looks almost like Android 18, Krillin's wife (and if she was a Tsundere she would fit 18's characterization like a glove), and the hero's relationship with his closest friend started off pretty rocky, much like with Goku and Krillin.
- Except that Goku was never a spoiled brat. A violent baby monster maybe, but never a spoiled brat.
The twins are not children of the main character
The day/night cycle is pretty damn explicit. The time between "hero reunites with wife-to-be, gets married" and "children born" is a couple of weeks, two months on the absolute outside for the grinders. The only reasonable conclusion is that whichever wife Hero chooses, she's already at least seven months pregnant (presumably by a Zenithian).
- How about...gaining experience points and levels speeds up pregnancy.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up? Or the cycle is simplified — really, sailing across the ocean only takes, what, one to two in-game days at most?
- You're assuming that the humans in this game have a nine month gestation period.
- The day/night game mechanic doesn't represent in-game time as wholly as you seem to think. One day that the player goes through is certainly not the equivalent of one day in game-time. The time between the hero and Harry leaving Maria behind in the Abbey and their return is implied to be quite some time; this troper would predict at least a month had passed. But if you go by the game mechanic, as few as two days have passed (one day spent at Fortuna to get the wagon, one day travelling to Coburg and teleporting back to the Abbey). It's made explicit that more time passes in game than the player thinks when you finally rescue your wife. If you party-chat with your kids, one of them will mention that it's taken them two years from rescuing you to rescuing your wife. In that time, you the gamer do about five or so plot-relevant quests. So from that information, it's not too large a leap of logic to assume that it takes you and your wife nine months to travel from one end of the continent to the other, especially considering that a) it's their honeymoon, so they'll be taking their time and b) you stop by every interesting spot along the way looking for the Zenithian equipment.
- And the day after the twins are born, the game actually makes it clear that four years have passed since the second section of the game began; he was six in the first section of the game, ten years passed during the timeskip taking him to sixteen, and then that night when he talks to the nurse holding the twins, she tells him that the night his mother gave birth to him was twenty years before. I'm guessing that he only got married about three-fourths of the way through that, but that would still give them a full year for his wife to conceive in and the twins to be born.
Nera has elements of a Purity Sue
to her: practically everyone who knows about Nera talks about how sweet, wonderful, and perfect she is, holding her in sharp contrast to her older sister. While Debora certainly isn't The Unfavorite
, as her parents still care deeply for her and spoil her rotten
, there are
hints of them wishing she was more like Nera
. No doubt Debora is keenly aware of this. Note how she claims that Nera's suitors are actually interested in her; this could be denial, or pretending
that she isn't aware that everyone prefers Nera. She's definitely spoiled, but to a certain degree beyond that her nasty behavior is an act, pretending she isn't hurt by the knowledge she's not nearly as beloved as her dear, sweet sister. To acknowledge it or attempt to change would be admitting defeat and conceding that her sister is superior, something Debora's far too prideful to ever stoop to.
- Also, their relationship to both each other and the Hero seems to be an allusion to the sisters in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" - the brash older sister who no one wants to marry, and the young, sweet sister who everyone one wants, both because of her rich father, beauty and domestic nature. The Hero can play either the role of Petruchio (who courts Kate, the brash elder one) or Lucentio (who courts the younger sweeter sister), depending on which of the sisters he courts, or go with (presumably canon) option of Bianca and ignore the drama.
Debora had quite a few reasons to propose to the hero:
- 1. She thinks he's a Gold Digger, and giving herself as a third option is her way of protecting her sister. (She was probably right initially; the hero came to the town for the Zenithian Shield and didn't need much prompting to enter the competition for Nera.)
- 2. She's impressed by his occupation as a Monster Tamer. (She does seem the type...)
Flora and Nera are different people.
The difference? Flora was an only child; Nera has an older sister. Alternately...
Debora existed in the original games, but...
Debora was born in all of the games, but died due to Diabolus ex Machina
before Briscoletti could do anything to help her. When Diabolus ex Machina
was dialed back in the remakes so that Bianca could live happily without marrying the hero
, it weakened it enough that Debora got to live.
Future remakes will add another candidate for the Heavenly Bride.
Because Debora set a precedent. Adding more brides will be an easy way to convince players to buy the games again
, and will cater to other interests — just as Debora is meant to catch the eyes of Tsundere
lovers, the new girls will be designed according to whatever's popular at the time. Possibilities include:
- Prince Harry's heretofore-nonexistent sibling, to bring in the green hair. Suffers the same stint of Break the Haughty as her brother, and also runs into the whole Heir Club for Men issue.
- Even if she is out of the running for the succession, it's highly doubtful that either the Real Queen Mother or the fake one will let her live if she stays in the castle, which means that we can probably add (through euphamistic means) the Soiled Dove issue too.
- The player will have the option of choosing Harry's gender before meeting him, allowing them to marry Harry himself.
- A hired blade who the hero can pick up for protection soon after starting the second phase of his journey. A Ladette with no magical ability. Develops a Bodyguard Crush on him over the time they spend together.
- A Cowgirl from Hay who's impressed by his monster-training abilities. After he's falsely accused of running a Monster Protection Racket, she attempts to defend him, then offers to join him by way of apologizing — and also to try and learn how to train monsters herself.
- Honey/Bella (if you decide to expose the Fake Queen Mother before picking up the Cherry Branch).
- Maria/Marina (If you go on the ring quest first).
- A pink-haired street urchin girl living in Coburg, who steals Papas/Pankraz's coin pouch during the initial visit. Papas lets it slide, and you encounter her again after the prince is abducted. She helps you out during the rescue, but manages to escape before Ladja captures you. A later encounter in G2 Coburg brings her back into the team as a freedom fighter. If not chosen, she could be recruited at Patty's during G3 as she still sees you as a friend. She could introduce Videogame Stealing to the game.
All of these new candidates would stick with the hero until the Engagement Challenge
, then leave if not chosen, allowing them to function as Guest Star Party Members
and potential Crutch Characters
until he can build up a good stable of monsters.
- Considering how all of the current brides are of Zenithian descent (and thus Perry is the legendary hero), any new brides would also be of Zenithian descent to account for Perry, and if any of the above characters who are already part of DQV are chosen as brides in future DQV remakes, then they would be revealed or suggested to also be of Zenithian descent. Including Honey, a fairy.
Future remakes will make it so that Bianca arguably ends up happier if she doesn't marry the hero.
The original had her hit by Diabolus ex Machina
if you didn't choose her. This was toned down in the remakes, particularly the DS version, so that players wouldn't feel as guilty marrying Flora/Nera or Debora instead. Following this trend, future remakes will put forward the possibility that she arguably ends up better off
if she doesn't marry the hero. Nera already demonstrates the logic behind this — if she doesn't marry the hero, she still winds up Happily Married
and is spared all of the trauma, tragedy, and trials that the hero and his bride/family face. Bianca will get a similar happy ending if not chosen, finding someone just as suitable and having a good, peaceful
life without all that drama.
- Bianca ends up with the same fate in all three versions of the game if the protagonist doesn't marry her. She stays in the village, and she and Whitey/Duncan are alive and well during the end-scene.
He personally betrays you and Gotha out of his own short-sighted Greed
and has your wife kidnapped. Though Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves
, he survives his injuries long enough for you and your monsters to come across him. The last words out of his mouth are him begging for your forgiveness, and he is cut short. Alternative Character Interpretation
and This Is Unforgivable!
takes care of the rest.
- Appears to be backed up by the sound effect of a strike that plays just as the chancellor is cut off. This sound effect doesn't seem to play for any other character's death.
Bianca is biologically Nera and Deborah's half-sister
Whitey has a bit of dialogue shortly before the marriage segment where he confesses that Bianca isn't really his biological daughter. By extension of logic, all three women have Zenithian blood, since whoever you choose bears the Chosen One
. Furthermore, Rodrigo's lineage is explicitly stated to be special, considering the whole deal with Bjorn, so it's probably safe to assume that he's where the Zenithian heritage comes from. However, she can't be his wife's daughter because of her blonde hair color. My guess is that he had a fling with Bianca's mother some nine years before the story began and was told sometime later that she was with child. She would have left Mostroferrato to protect Rodrigo's reputation. After you bring her back for Rodrigo to meet, it's possible that he realizes who she is, and that's why he's willing to give you the Zenithian Shield and finance your wedding even though you don't marry Nera as per the original agreement.
- One problem with this theory: If you marry Nera or Debora, you find out they were adopted too.
Prince Harry will become a full fledged party member in a future remake
As the game is now Harry is a hugely important character who already has an entire stat sheet and list of spells despite only being on the party for a few hours. He's also one of the most popular characters in the game, and it would hardly be a stretch to change a few things so the he could travel with the Hero for the entire game.
The Main Character is the reincarnation of the Dragonlord in the first Dragon Quest
First, the main character was able to utilize magic at the age of six, which is pretty young considering that most other children start learning to cast magic at the age of eight. Next, the monsters the hero recruits remain loyal to him, and while this may be a side affect of his mother's heritage, most other individuals who tried to ally themselves with monsters end up being their downfall. Finally, he is the only one who can equip the Dragonstaff, which I assume stores the Dragonlord's powers and ability to transform into a dragon. Your daughter ends up inheriting that ability.
- He could be a descendant as well. The Dragonlord's descendant in Dragon Quest II wasn't malevolent, and even tells the hero that their families will be friends from then on. A later generation has the two families co-marry. Pankraz was born from that lineage.
Sancho was originally a monster, redeemed by Martha/Mada and became a loyal retainer in thanks.
One of the Non Player Characters
in the city in the demon world says that he was once an Evil Priest, but was redeemed and underwent a drastic body change. He became fat! If you have your son with you, he will comment on this in Party Chat, stating that monsters who become humans become fat (the logical leap of a child). During this same chat, he'll guess that Sancho himself must have been a monster because he is enormous (another childish logical leap). I gave this no further headspace until I thought of Sancho's equipment - he's the only human character who can equip hammers (until Deborah was introduced), and remains the only human who can equip with Great Bow/Bowgun used by Killer Machines. Maybe this was simply done so that his gear wouldn't overlap with other main characters, but it could point toward a rather sinister background for the retainer to the king.
The Zenith Dragon felt guilty about executing the father of the Dragon Quest IV
The Heavenly Bride is the descendant of the DQIV protagonist. After spending 20 years trapped as a human, he's decided to atone with Death of Personality
. This acceptance of mortality would lead to God and Goddess being a more physical power as well as spiritual in later games.
The Hero(Luca) will go for a Marry Them All
ending in the Dragon Quest: Your Story movie.
Rather than choose between either Bianca
, Luca will opt to marry them
both and continue on his journey with the two of them. This also means that rather than having twins, Luca will have a boy and a girl each with the boy being the Legendary Hero Luca is searching for.