|Dragon Quest IV|
Hardie (Strom in the NES version) is a temporary playable character inIV.
Torneko finds him front of the church in Chapter 3, looking for work. In exchange for advance payment, he is willing to join Taloon for a few days at a time. He lends his considerable physical strength and bulk to Taloon's quest for treasure. Due to having a fear of dogs, however, he won't join if Torneko has Fido with him. After Chapter 3, he can no longer be recruited.