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Dhoulmagus
Dragon Quest VIII
DQVIII - Dhoulmagus - Second Forme
Japanese name ドルマゲス
Rōmaji Dorumagesu
Gender Male
Title(s) Evil Jester
Race(s) Human (formerly)
Age Unknown
Such a pity.
Dhoulmagus, usually before or after defeating an opponent

Dhoulmagus is an important figure in VIII. Until his defeat at the hands of the Hero's party, he is apparently the player's central enemy in their journey. Lord Rhapthorne, however, is the true villain of the game, and had corrupted Dhoulmagus's mind with his staff which he wields in battle.

Appearance

Dhoulmagus has long, flowing white hair and pale skin, along with a red marks painted across his eyes, almost resembling scars. He wears an attire similar to that of a stereotypical jester, with contrasting colors (In this case, purple and red), as well as baubles hanging off his clothes.

A flashback in the Nintendo 3DS version shows that Dhoulmagus originally had long black hair and fair skin. His attired consisted of white pants, a red shirt, and purple vest.

His second form resembles a demonic harpy, with two short black horns, large blue talons, and red feathered wings. Most of his back is violet, and his arms, legs, face, and tail are a light blue. His teeth are noticeably sharper and his eyes glow yellow.

Personality

Not much is known about Dhoulmagus' personality before he was taken over by the Scepter, but it is known that he is quite ambitious, stealing it to become the greatest magician of all time. The Nintendo 3DS version reveals that he was nervous a lot around Rylus and was known to be impatient, wanting to learn magic, and was usually upset at the fact that Rylus refused to teach anything until he believed that Dhoulmagus was ready.

After becoming possessed by the scepter, he becomes a servant to Rhapthorne's will, performing villainous acts as he travels across the land in search of the Seven Sages' descendants. He even derives pleasure from the suffering of others, freezing people like Allistair in place before slowly walking towards them and killing them

Biography

Games

Main Games

VIII

Dhoulmagus is a jester who came to Trodain Castle. His deep desire to be the greatest magician of all time and resentment towards those who laughed at him fuels his breaking into the castle's secret chamber to obtain the legendary Scepter of Rhapthorne. Almost immediately, he was overwhelmed by Rhapthorne's power and was made to do such dastardly things as his pawn. Possessed by Rhapthorne, he killed his first four victims: His former master Rylus, the swordsman Alistair (Jessica's brother), Abbot Francisco of Maella Abbey, and Mr. Golding, the casino owner of Baccarat. The Hero and party eventually defeated him after a long chase, where the Scepter's dark influence transformed him into a monstrous creature. Upon his defeat and death, King Trode discovered that the curse on him and his daughter, Medea, had not been broken. Shortly after, Jessica would retrieve the Sceptre, and become enthralled by it's malicious power.

The Nintendo 3DS version reveals that he had been an apprentice under Rylus, the direct descendant of one of the seven sages who had defeated and sealed Rhapthorne, for many years. However, his time as an apprentice was mainly spent doing household chores, since Rylus did not believe he was ready to learn any magic. What little magic he did know, he had taught himself, but thought it was nothing more than cheap parlour tricks. One night, while reading through one of his master's grimoires, despite being told not to without Rylus' permission, he comes across information regarding a scepter sealed away in Trodain Castle. After reading more about scepter, he believes that if he can get his hands on the scepter, he would be able to wield any magic he wanted. Just then, he is caught by his master, who yanks the book away from him and insults him, stating that he would have been off with a dog as an apprentice. Angered by his master's words, he runs off and heads to Trodain. Disguised as a jester, he uses what magic he knows to impress King Trode, who allows him to spend the night in the castle. After claiming the scepter and cursing Trodain Castle, he confronts his former master, who apologizes for what he had earlier and reveals that he had been creating an elixir that would have allowed Dhoulmagus to awaken his latent magical potential and allow him easily learn any magic that he wanted. When he turns to face Dhoulmagus, he is shocked at both his new appearance and seeing scepter in his hand. Just then, Dhoulmagus knocks Rylus off balance and kills him. He then proceeds to burn down Rylus' house before leaving.

His human form is quite formidable, but his demonic form is truly powerful and not to be underestimated by the player's party.

IX
Battles
#306 - Dhoulmagus
??? Family
IX - Dhoulmagus sprite
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
 ???  ???  ???  ???  ???
Exp Gold Drop Multiple
 ??? 2490 G
Description: Superfast attacker who likes to rush his foes off their feet, and whose Kacrack packs a kick. Not a fan of earth attacks.

Try not to be too annoyed by this self-satisfied clown laughing down his nose at you. Smack the smile off his smug old face!


Encountered at:
Grotto

Dhoulmagus's second form appears as a Legacy Boss, his map can be dropped from Murdaw at level 16 or higher (and thus can be obtained multiple times).

Treasure
Level Range Secondary Drop  % Orb  %
1-3 Trodainers 20% Purple Orb 5%
4-8 Trodainers 25% Purple Orb 5%
9-15 Trodain bandana 15% Purple Orb 6%
16-25 Zenithian trousers 15% Purple Orb 6%
26-40 Zenithian trousers 20% Purple Orb 7%
41-56 Zenithian trousers 25% Purple Orb 7%
57-68 Zenithian helm 15% Purple Orb 8%
69-80 Zenithian clothes 15% Purple Orb 8%
81-90 Zenithian clothes 20% Purple Orb 9%
91-99 Zenithian clothes 25% Purple Orb 10%
Skills
Level Abilities
Initial Attack, attacks twice per turn, critical hit, Combo attack, War Cry, Blazing Fire, Kacrack, Kazam
4 Disruptive Wave
8 Raging Roar
12 Break Down
16 Hellfire, stops War Cry and Blazing Fire
28 Kacrackle
41 Stops Kacrack and Kazam, attacks three times per turn, stops attacking twice per turn
57 Kazammle

Side Games

Joker 2

Dhoulmagus appears as a Rank X Beast family.

Theatrhythm

Bestiary

Bestiary
DQVIII logo VIII 269*
270*
Unknown
DQIX logo IX 306 Superfast attacker who likes to rush his foes off their feet, and whose Kacrack packs a kick. Not a fan of earth attacks.

Try not to be too annoyed by this self-satisfied clown laughing down his nose at you. Smack the smile off his smug old face!

DQX logo X - No appearance


Sprites

Main Games
VIII IX X XI
VIII - Dhoulmagus - First Forme sprite IX - Dhoulmagus sprite
VIII - Dhoulmagus - Second Forme sprite
Side Games
Joker Joker 2 Joker 2 Professional Terry's Wonderland 3D Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Stars Super Light Joker 3
MJ - Dhoulmagus sprite MJ2 - Dhoulmagus sprite MJ2 - Dhoulmagus sprite


Voice actors

Trivia

The quote that he says before you fight him as a legacy boss is the same one he says before you fight his second form in Dragon Quest VIII. (Ah ha ha! Ah ha ha! Hwa ha ha ha ha! You worthless fools! Prepare to be crushed! You will never pester me again!)

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