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

Balzack is a character in IV.





Main Games


A disciple of the alchemist Mahabala, Maya and Meena's father, he killed his teacher for the Secret of Evolution he had discovered. The entirety of Chapter 4 is centered on the twins' quest to confront Balzack, whom they finally confront at Palais de Léon. However due to the intervention of Marquis de Léon, they were forced to flee to Endor.

#198 - Balzack
Balzack DQIV NES
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IV
Console NES, DS
Experience 500
Gold 0
Skills Spits out fireball
Spells Fullheal
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.

#202 - Baalzack
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.


Side Games

Monsters 2
Joker 2 Professional


The name Balzack is similiarly close to that of Honoré de Balzaca French Novelist and Playwright, whose magnum opus was titled La Comédie humainea 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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