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This is a list of characters in Dragon Quest VII.
The occupation title is listed in parentheses after the character's name. [For Monster Companions, the occupation title is the species.]
- The Hero (Fisherman's son) (主人公（アルス） 〔漁師の息子〕): A boy living in the fishing village of Fishbel, on the island of Estard. Son of Borkano the fisherman, and Mollie. Unlike most people, he is able to read the writing on the crest of the Water Spirit which is tattooed on his arm. In the official illustrations, he has a small lizard sitting on his hand. Akira Toriyama has stated that the lizard is a symbol of his kindness; in the game this scene appears only briefly during the opening movie. The hero's stats grow in a balanced fashion, but he has high strength and attack power, and learns several healing spells. In the manga and screenshots, the hero's default name is アルス (Arus).
- Maribel (Daughter of the Mayor) (マリベル 〔網元の娘〕): A childhood friend of the hero, she is the daughter of Amitt, the Mayor of Fishbel. She is curious and self-absorbed, so she sneaks into her father's boat. She also insists on accompanying the hero and Kiefer to the ruins. While she has a fiery personality, she eventually is disturbed by the terrible things that happen in the party's presence. She leaves the party when her father grows ill, although she rejoins after the island is sealed in Disc 2. Her speed and MP are high, but her HP and attack power are low. She cannot use most low-level weapons, but gains magician-type spells early in the game.
- Kiefer Grand (Prince of Grand Estard) (キーファ・グラン 〔城の王子〕): He is the hero's best friend. He is adventurous and suggests to the hero that they should explore the ruins (without telling his father Burns). He is curious about the mysterious stone carving they find there. After learning its secret, he eventually falls in love with the dancer Layla, and decides to leave the party to live with her in the past. He can equip many types of arms and armor, and has high HP and attack power, but he has no MP and cannot cast spells.
- Ruff (Wolf boy) (ガボ 〔オオカミ少年〕): A white wolf transformed into a human by the magic of Deathpal. He joins the party after the Deathpal is defeated. He hopes that Deathpal can restore his wolf form in the present world, but the spell fails, and he gains only the ability to speak human language. He has a strong sense of compassion and justice, and makes many optimistic comments. He is presented as a male version of San from Princess Mononoke. He speaks like Son Goku from Dragon Ball. He has low MP, but his other stats are high. He has a unique technique to summon other wolves to aid him in battle. He cannot effectively use most forms of weaponry, since they are too large for him (he is still the size of a wolf cub). They will actually reduce his attack power.
- Melvin (Legendary Hero) (メルビン 〔伝説の英雄〕): He is an ancient Legendary Hero, in the service of God. During the battle between God and the Devil, he was turned to stone by God, for safekeeping. Several hundred years later, the statue was named the Hot Stone by Hondara. He joins the party after being revived by the hero, in order to gain vengeance against the Devil. After the defeat of Orgodemir in the past, and the apparent revival of God, he works at the Crystal Palace, but is banished by "God", and flees to the Lighthouse, where he seeks the hero's help to unseal Estard and the Spirits. He is presented as being old-fashioned, although he is open with the hero, and is presented as liking young women. His abilities are well-balanced between HP, MP, and Attack Power; but his speed is the lowest of the party members. As a Legendary Hero, he gains lightning magic.
- Aira (Deja dancer) (アイラ 〔ユバールの踊り手〕) : She is a dancer and warrior of the Deja, a tribe of nomads. (They were called Yubara in the original Japanese.) She joins the party to search for the legendary artist Tula. It is implied that she is descended from Layla and Kiefer. She decides to join the Guard of the royal family of Grand Estard, seeing them as the family she always wanted. Her abilities are balanced similarly to the protagonist's; she has high Attack Power and Defense Power. When she joins the party, she has mastered the Dancer class, and reached level three in the Warrior class. (However, she seems to have forgotten her transfer skills from the Dancer class.)
Inhabitants of Grand Estard
- Borkano (ボルカノ): Father of the hero. He is a fisherman of some repute in Estard. He disappeard in Disc 2, when Estard is sealed; but he is rescued by Sharkeye.
- Mollie (マーレ): The hero's mother. She protects the house when her husband is out fishing.
- Hondara (ホンダラ): The hero's uncle, who lives in the castle town of Grand Estard. He sells goods of questionable provenance, but they are important to the plot.
- Burns Grand (バーンズ・グラン): King of Grand Estard, and father to Prince Kiefer. He keeps his head, even when his son runs off with important items from the castle.
- Leesa Grand (リーサ・グラン): Kiefer's sister, princess of Grand Estard. Her mother died in infancy, so her rascally brother Kiefer cared for her.
- Amitt (アミット): Father of Maribel. He is the mayor (head fisherman in the original Japanese) of Fishbel, and lives in a large mansion. When he contracts an illness, Maribel leaves the party to help him.
- The Woodcutter (きこり): A woodcutter who lives in the mountains west of Fishbel. He can talk to animals; he helps the hero in the battle against Deathpal.
- God: At one time, he fought the Devil, Orgodemir, but according to legend he was defeated in the struggle. In fact, he is in the hidden dungeon, reached by a Mysterious Tablet; if he is defeated in at most 20 turns, he will give the party a reward. Also, he will move to the Immigrant Town. During the battle, he says that he built the temple to ensure the future survival of humans.
- The Spirits: The four spirits which serve God. The Spirit of Fire lives in the mountains, the Spirit of Earth sleeps in the desert, the Spirit of Wind is in the shrine of Gorges, and the Spirit of Water is in the Rainbow Bay. These places are sealed by the Devil in Disc 2, and the spirits help to unseal them, and reveal Orgodemir's true form. Their power can be summoned with the Amulet. Each spirit has its own theme music, and the theme of the Wind Spirit has become especially popular. All four spirits appear at once in the second hidden dungeon.
- Sharkeye (シャークアイ): Eldest of the pirates of the Dragon Sea. Like the hero, he has part of the crest of the Water Spirit incised on his arm. At one time, he was the commander of the navy of the Kingdom of Coastal. Later, after a great battle with the Devil's navy, all the pirate ships were sealed in a cave south of the desert. But when the desert is unsealed in the present, he revives and escapes. When he meets the hero, the seal on his arm moves to the hero's arm, completing the image there.
- Anise (アニエス): Wife of Sharkeye. It is rumored that she is the princess of some far-off country, whose name is unknown. She was with her husband on his pirate ship, but left for Coastal Castle at the request of its king. When the heroes visit Coastal, she is ill, and is sleeping in her bedroom. She is pregnant, and the King of the Sea states that her child will be important in the future. Therefore, the King grants her the Power of the Mermaid, allowing her to live until her child is needed.
- The King of the Sea (海底王): The King who lives on the ocean floor. He has mystical powers. In the past, he has the form of an old man, while in the present he wears a shell hat from Estard, and lives on the seabed to the south of that island.
- Matilda (マチルダ): The first person to meet the heroes in the past. She is the younger sister of Rex (パルナ), the hero of Rexwood (ウッドパルナ), and bears the burden of his sad past and his destiny.
- Hank (ハンク): A warrior of Rexwood. Gravely injured, he has fallen into a coma; but he recovers with the aid of the Color Stone, and helps the hero enter the tower and battle the monsters there. He has a son named Patrick (パトリック).
- Pamela (パミラ): A fortune teller and apothecary in Engow. Pamela is a family name, which survives in the present world.
- Zebbot (ゼボット): The inventor of the vacuum cleaner, and other similar devices. He has repaired one of the enemies' robots and named it after his lost lover Elie (エリー).
- Pepe (ペペ): Son of Borukk, the gardener of Verdham. He was in love with a woman named Linda, who left town; so he now lives in the garden of Mentare.
- Layla (ライラ): A dancer of the Deja tribe, and ancestor of Aira, through her husband Kiefer.
- Jann (ジャン): A skilled Tula player of the Deja tribe. For some reason, he leaves the Deja tribe, but later re-appears at Hamelia, much aged.
- Flower (フーラル): A bandit met in the town of Penal. He wants to join the guard at Dharma Tower, and exploits the party's fight with the monsters to make his escape.
- Kasim (カシム): A guard at Dharma Temple. He becomes captain after the tower is recaptured. He is tall, with short legs.
- Zaji (ザジ): A boy who lives in Penal. He has a sickly sister named Neris, whom he loves more than anything else. He wants the "Soul sword" in order to reawaken her, and so fights in the duels arranged by the monsters. SHISUKON (シスコン) and Maribel seems to dislike him, according to their dialogue.
- Fosse (フォズ): A High Priest at the Temple of Dharma. She is highly popular among the priesthood. Her combat and battle spell abilities are also powerful.
- Hadeed (ハディート): The son of Zarashtoro, the chief of Village of Dune. He becomes the chief upon his father's death.
- Baloch (バロック): A famous architect of Litorud. He designed the Clock Tower and the Baloch Bridge. His buildings are known for their flashy features.
- Razuel (ラズエル): The elder son of Ordo (オルドー) of Probina (プロビナ). He is lost in thought and easily confused.
- Sieble (シーブル): Mayor of Loomen. He is the ancestor of the Monster Gramps who runs the Monster Park.
- Zeppel (ゼッペル): King of Mardra. He seeks vengeance against Ragraz, because one of their soldiers killed his friend when he was a child. He strengthens the army for the war with Ragraz, but maintains the army after the war. He is replaced by a monster taking his form at one point.
- Firia (フィリア): The only girl in the Valley of Gorges without wings, she is put upon by the other children, but in fact is quite a nice person.
- Lucas (ルカス): A woodman's son who lives in Labres. He is one of the few villagers who sees the truth about the heroes. His parents have died, so he has a golden statue of his parents instead.
- Sim (シム): An old man who has a dream to build a new town near a stone pillar where Dialac used to be.
- Eteponge (エテポンゲ): A member of a band of four bandits. He has ragged clothing (his icon is that of a Rotting Corpse), and is a bad cook. From his method of speaking, he seems unintelligent. When he steals Azmov's magic hat (ちしきのぼうし), he becomes intelligent; however Wig gets angry and makes him return the hat.
- Bandit Wig (山賊のカシラ) [Kashira the Highwayman]: The leader of the bandits, who live in a fortress south of Dharma Temple. He has the icon of a Puchi Hero.
- Azmov (アズモフ): A scholar studying in the town of Hamelia. He owns a magic cap which increases his intelligence.
- Brugeo (ブルジオ): A millionaire who lives in a mansion north of Orph. He has summer residences in Krage and Litorud. His hobby is collecting rare items.
- Ragley (ラグレイ): A soldier, who is mistaken for the Legendary Hero by the villagers of Mezar when Melvin is unpetrified.
- Michaela (グレーテ) [Grete]: A princess of Mardra who loves music. She sponsors a Toula concert at the Great Temple.
- Johann (ヨハン): A cheerful young Toula player who lives in Mardra.
- Saide (サイード): Youngest of the four children of Zarashtoro, the chieftain of the Village of Dune. Unlike his elder brothers, the "three stooges", he has a serious character. He helps the heroes to find the statue of the Spirit of Earth.
- Sefana (セファーナ): The woman who is the current head of the RIHUA tribe. Unlike the other members of her tribe, she has a pair of wings. Therefore, she hides inside her house until the continent is unsealed.
- Orgodemir (オルゴ・デミーラ): The archdevil who has broken the world into pieces and sealed them in darkness. In the past, he lives in a magical floating temple. In his first form, he appears to be a human with a wing folded about him. His second form seems like a cross between a dragon and a caterpillar. In the present world, he has taken on the form of God, and sealed several continents again. But the four spirits reveal his true form. He is in the dungeons underneath the Dark Palace (which was disguised as the Crystal Palace), and has four forms. The first two forms are recolored versions of his forms from the past. The third form is a decomposed mixture of his first two forms. But his fourth form is a liquid-like version of his first form, in contrast to the usual custom of the series, in which the final form of the final boss is a gigantic demon. In the fourth form, he uses powerful skills such as MADANTE. His name changes slightly with each form.
- Deathpal (デス・アミーゴ) [Death Amigo]: He was sealed in a coffin in the demon cave by a former white wolf, but upon its casket being opened, it revives and bewitches the animals and humans of Orph (including Ruff) to exchange forms. When the heroes defeat him, he makes an unsuccessful attempt to restore Gabo to his proper form prior to being resealed. So the only effect is to give him the power to speak human language.
- Antoria (アントリア): A fake Priest in Dharma. He takes the powers and spells of people who come to Dharma hoping to change classes, and uses them to increase the Devil's power.
- Gracos (グラコス): Ruler of an underwater city, on behalf of the Archdevil. He uses his powers to flood the continent of Hamelia and sink it into the sea. In the present world, the sunken city is ruled by his descendant Gracos 5, who does not intend to war with the humans. Another demon named Gracos appeared in the sixth game.
- Hell Clouder (ヘルクラウダー): A cloud demon at the sanctuary of Gorges, it surrounds the image of the Spirit of Wind with a black cloud and torments the Rihua tribe. It often delivers critical hits, and summons followers that can use the hypnotic spell RARIHO. So it is said to be one of the hardest bosses in the game.
The woman who is the current head of the RIHUA tribe. Unlike the other members of her tribe, she has a pair of wings. Therefore, she hides inside her house until the continent is unsealed
|v · e · dDragon Quest VII|
• Al-Balad Coastal • Dark Palace • Deja • Dharma • Dialac • Emberdale • Estard • Falrod • Gorges • Hamelia • Krage • Litorud • Mardra • Mentare • Mezar • Nottagen • Orph • Pilchard Bay • Probina • Ballymolloy • Sky Fane • Temple of Dharma • Verdham • Vogograd • Zion Cave