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Dragon Quest VI
Japanese name 主人公
Rōmaji Shujinkō
Gender Male
Title(s) Village Lad/Prince of Somnia
Class Hero
Race(s) Human
Age 17
Family King Somnus - Father (real)
Queen Apnea - Mother (real)
Princess Sarah - Deceased Sister (real)
Tania - Sister (surrogate)

Hero is a country villager from the town of Weaver's Peak in the country of Somnia. As customary, he represents the player, which is why he must be named by him/her and does not speak; although he is called Reck in Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road. Troubled by intense amnesia and a haunting dream involving the Dread Fiend Murdaw, the Hero sets out early on with the hopes of defeating the Dread Fiend and learning the truth.





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Upon the defeat of Murdaw, the truth behind the Hero's amnesia is revealed: the Hero was once the Prince of Somnia, who had his Dream self banished from his body during his first fight with Murdaw.Armed with this knowledge, the Hero and his party set out to find the Hero's Real World body, defeating the 3 other Dread Fiends and discovering the Legendary Equipment along the way. After finding his real body alive and well in Weaver's Peak, the Hero attempts to merge with it, but his real self refuses. It is only after a Monster attack on Weaver's Peak - both Hero's surrogate home - that the real Hero agrees to merge with his Dream Self. By doing so, the Hero regains some of his banished powers and is able to save the villagers. If the Hero talks to his real world counterpart before tackling the final monster, he merges with himself and learns Zap. This also changes his title to Prince of Somnia.

The final leg of the Hero's journey is the search for the source of the Monsters still roaming the land. Contrary to popular belief, the defeat of the Dread Fiends didn't stop the flow of Monsters, it increased it. Knowing that the source of the Monsters must be stronger than all the Dread Fiends combined, the Hero and crew eventually learn of the Dread Realm, a world said to be occupied by the Archfiend Mortamor. After entering the Dread World and winning a grueling fight against Mortamor, the Hero finally rescues both the Dream World and the Real World from the threat of complete annihilation.


Maboroshi no Daichi

Main article: Hero (Maboroshi no Daichi)



Like all party members in Dragon Quest VI, the Hero is capable of taking up any Vocation after Alltrades Abbey is restored. Unlike other party members, the Hero only needs to master 1 Advanced Vocation (excluding Armamentalist and Paladin) to take up the Hero Class.


He also learns several unique abilities regardless of class:


He also learns several spells regardless of class:


  • The Hero is also the only party member who can equip the Legendary equipment, and cannot be removed from the party or wagon.


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