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Dragon Quest VIII
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Japanese name Unknown
Rōmaji Unknown
Title(s) Lord of Darkness
Race(s) Unknown
Age Unknown

Lord Rhapthorne is the main antagonist of Dragon Quest VIII. A demon of untold legend, Rhapthorne is the party's final opponent in their quest to rid the world of an evil curse.

Rhapthorne conquered the World of Darkness and created a gate that bridge to the World of Light in preparation for his invasion. Empyrea, who can move freely between the two realms, learned of these intentions so she enlisted the help of the Seven Sages to stop him. They eventually sealed him inside the Godbird Sceptre using each of the Seven Sages' essence which should preserve the seal so long as an heir to each of the seven bloodlines exist in the world. Dhoulmagus somehow learned of Rhapthorne's existence and seek to attain the latter's power. Rhapthorne took this chance to enslave Dhoulmagus to break the seal for his return.



Main Games

Dhoulmagus's Trail

Before the game's events, Rhapthorne was sealed inside the Godbird Sceptre and locked inside Trodain. When Dhoulmagus stole the Sceptre, Rhapthorne possessed him and used him to kill the heir of the Seven Sages, starting with Master Rylus.

In the aftermath of killing Golding, Dhoulmagus was injured and retreated into the Dark Ruins to recover. As a safe pre-caution, he enchanted the ruins with a dark aura rendering any wanderer lost in an abyss. In order to get in, the protagonists used a newly charged Sun Mirror to emit a condensed burst of light that destroyed the aura. When the party entered the depths of the ruins, they cornered and defeated Dhoulmagus. Not knowing of the existence of Rhapthorne, the party thought with the demise of Dhoulmagus the curse would be lifted. Unsuspectingly, Jessica picked up the Sceptre and became possessed by Rhapthorne.

#307 - Rhapthorne
??? Family
IX - Rhapthorne sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility
 ???  ???  ???  ???  ???
Exp Gold
 ??? 2490 G
Description: Evil incantations and Kafrizz form just part of this portly demon's plan to exterminate his enemies. Lick him with light.

Some say his body is so big that is contains enough cursed power to contort the space-time continuum itself.

Encountered at:

Rhapthorne appears as a Legacy Boss, obtained after completing Quest #179 (or received at special events).

Level Range
Secondary Drop
1-3 Alefgard gloves 20% Purple Orb 10%
4-8 Alefgard gloves 25% Purple Orb 10%
9-15 Trodain trousers 15% Purple Orb 11%
16-25 Trodain trousers 20% Purple Orb 11%
26-40 Trodain trousers 25% Purple Orb 12%
41-56 Trodain bandana 20% Purple Orb 12%
57-68 Trodain bandana 25% Purple Orb 13%
69-80 Trodain togs 15% Purple Orb 13%
81-90 Trodain togs 20% Purple Orb 14%
91-99 Trodain togs 25% Purple Orb 15%
Initial Attack, attacks twice per turn, slap attack, flings ball from staff (attacks entire party), laughs confidently (misses turn), Kafrizz, Kaboom, Disruptive Wave.
5 Lullab-Eye
10 Wrath of the Gods
16 C-C-Cold Breath
22 Meditation
28 Starfall
34 Kafrizzle
41 Kaboomle, stops Kafrizz and Kaboom
57 Restore MP, Magic Burst

Side Games

Joker 2


Rhapthorne (1): Dhoulmagus x Mortamor

Or Dhoulmagus x Nimzo

Rhapthorne (2): Rhapthorne (1) x Orgodemir

Or Rhapthorne (1) x Zoma

Rhapthorne is a powerful one-spot monster that can be synthesized with a Dhoulagus and a Mortamor or a Nimzo. Rhapthorne II is a three-monster-spot monster, but is incredbly useful. Also, he can unleash powerful attacks which can dominate any competition.



Main Games
VIIIPS2 - Rhapthorne - First Forme sprite
IX - Rhapthorne sprite
VIIIPS2 - Rhapthorne - Second Forme sprite
Side Games
Joker 2
Joker 2 Professional
Terry's Wonderland 3D
Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
MJ - Rhapthorne - First Forme sprite
MJ2 - Rhapthorne - First Forme sprite
MJ2 - Rhapthorne - First Forme sprite
MJ - Rhapthorne - Second Forme sprite
MJ2 - Rhapthorne - Second Forme sprite
MJ2 - Rhapthorne - Second Forme sprite


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