|Dragon Quest IV|
Tom Foolery (originally Panon) is a temporary playable character in IV.
Tom Foolery is first seen in Laissez Fayre in Chapter 4, as a replacement act for Maya. When the party travels to Canalot in Chapter 5 in search of the Zenithia Equipment, the king says he will only give the equipment to the person who can make him laugh. The party runs down to Laissez Fayre and recruits Tom for the task, but when he reaches there, instead of delivering on his promise he makes a speech on the necessity of assisting the Chosen. The king is convinced and gives up his treasure, after which Tom leaves the party and begins travelling.
In the Real World version of Clearvale, it's mentioned by a town residence that many entertainers visited. One of which went by the name Tom Foolery.
- In the NES Version, Tom will depart upon leaving the castle entirely after the Zenithian Helm is obtained whether through exiting the castle town or using the Zoom spell. In the remakes, he leaves the party after they exit the King's chamber.
- Tom Foolery and Healie are the only NPC allies to completely disappear later in Dragon Quest IV.
- If someone is engaging in an act of tomfoolery, they are acting funny, or often trying to make others laugh. This goes along very nicely with how the party recruit Tom to make the king laugh.
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