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Balzack
Dragon Quest IV
DQIVDS - Baalzack
Japanese name バルザック
Rōmaji Baruzakku
Gender Male
Title(s) Marquis
Race(s) Human (originally)
Age Unknown
Family Unknown

Balzack is a character in Dragon Quest IV. A student of Maya and Meena's father, the alchemist Mahabala, Balzack killed his teacher for the Secret of Evolution he had discovered, becoming an underling of Psaro.

Appearance

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Biography

Main Games

IV

The entirety of Chapter 4 is centered on the sisters' quest to confront Balzack, their father's murderer, whom they finally encounter at Palais de Léon. However due to the intervention of the Marquis de Léon, the sisters are defeated, thrown in jail, and ultimately forced to flee to Endor.

Battles

Balzack
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Balzack DQIV NES
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IV
Console NES, DS
Experience 500
Gold 0
Skills Spits out fireball
Spells Fullheal
Sizz
Haunts Palais de Léon

He uses powerful magical and breath attacks, and if he is injured he will heal himself fully with Fullheal, however, he is vulnerable to the effects of the Sphere of silence.

Baalzack
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Baalzack DQIV NES
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IV
Console NES, DS
HP 760
Experience 6500
Gold 0
Skills Attacks twice per round
Cold Breath
Spells Kacrack
Haunts Zamoksva

In the fifth chapter, the Secret of Evolution has transformed him into a more powerful being: Baalzack (or "Balzack+"). He is occupying the empty Castle Zamoksva. He is very arrogant, and disliked even by his subordinate demons. His intention, he says, is to enhance his body to be even more godlike than Psaro the Manslayer, but he lacks the Armlet of Transmutation which allows him to use the full power of the Secret of Evolution. With the help of the hero, Maya and Meena are able to finally defeat him.

Remake Changes

  • In the NES Version, the Ball of Silence, in addition to disabling Balzack's magic, also changes his coloring. The remakes remove the pallet swapping effect.
  • In the NES Version, Balzack's sprite through both encounters is the one used for Psaro's Pawn and Master Kung. In the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo DS versions, he takes the form of a king until the battle begins and then changes to a sprite resembling his battle form.

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Battles

Side Games

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Etymology

The name Balzack is similiarly close to that of Honoré de Balzac, a French novelist and playwright, whose magnum opus was titled La Comédie humaine, a series of short stories and novels detailing life after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The story of Balzac is also similar to that of Honoré, as both turned their backs on their teachers or professions and sought a higher purpose.

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