|Dragon Quest VIII|
|Title(s)||Merchant (current), Bandit (former)|
Yangus is a character In VIII who accompanies the Hero on his missions. Yangus is also the featured character of Shounen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon spin-off. He serves as a powerful tank character over the course of the game. He refers to the Hero as "Guv" (governor). He is not especially bright, and is apparantly aware of this fact. Regardless, he does what he can to help the hero and his friends.
Originally a bandit from Pickham, Yangus tried to "go straight", as he himself put it, but because of his appearance people didn't give him much of a chance, which brought him back to a life of crime. However, one fateful day, he tried to make some money off of tolling a bridge, the same bridge which the Hero, King Trode and Medea were about to cross. Trode refused to pay - the bridge being within his kingdom - causing Yangus to attack the group, but his attack failed and he ended up collapsing the bridge while The Hero, Trode and Medea made it to the other side, leaving Yangus hanging on for his life.
Trode insisted the group leave Yangus. But The Hero decided to save Yangus, who thanked the Hero and in turn pledged his loyalty to him. It is during this scene that Yangus gives the Hero the nickname of Guv. When asked by Jessica early in the story, Yangus explains that it was The Hero who "helped him go straight".
When the group reaches the town of Pickham, Medea is stolen and sold to Red, a woman who lives on the outskirts of the region. It's revealed that Yangus and Red have history together (strongly implied to be romantic). At the end of the game, after the final boss is defeated, Jessica informs the Hero that Yangus and Red have gone into business together.
Yangus has high strength throughout the entire game, he will deal the most damage out of any character physically. But Yangus has access to Healing spells if you dabble in his humanity skillset, which can help in the beginning but is completely outclassed by Angelo and the Hero. Each of Yangus' weapon paths has high damage potential. Scythes if you want to steal items or have access to the Big Banga attack. Axes are the most helpful fighting bosses and metal monsters. Clubs if you want to farm gold easier. Humanity is for healing if need be and for some of Yangus' more comedic attacks like Underpants Dance and Golden Oldies. Yangus also has the most useful fisticuffs skillset.
|Helm Splitter||0||6||one||yes||Single strike that reduces the defence of the target|
|Attack +5||-||12||-||-||Increase the axe attack +5.||-|
|Hatchet Man||3||19||one||yes||Single strike with a 50% chance of hitting the enemy and a 50% chance to be a critical hit if it connects|
|Critical Hit Up||-||26||-||-||-|
|Attack +10||-||34||-||-||Increase the axe attack +10.||-|
|Parallax||2||42||one||yes||Single strike that does 50% more damage than a normal attack to a single enemy and has a chance of paralyzing the enemy for 5-8 turns|
|Axes of Evil||2||54||group||yes||Attacks a group of enemies|
|Executioner||3||66||one||no||Single strike with a 50% chance of hitting the enemy and is an automatic critical hit if it connects|
|Attack +20||-||82||-||-||Increase the axe attack +20.||-|
|Typhoeus' Maul||6||100||one||yes||Single strike that does 50% more damage than a normal attack and deals double damage to beasts|
|Heart Breaker||2||19||one||yes||single strike that deals normal damage and has a chance of stunning an enemy for one turn|
|Penny Pincher||2||25||one||yes||single strike that deals normal damage and has a chance of stealing a small amount of gold from the enemy|
|Monster Masher||3||32||one||yes||single strike that deals slightly more damage than a normal attack and deals 50% more damage to enemies of the material family|
|Critical Hit Up||-||59||-||-||-|
|Mind Breaker||2||71||one||yes||single strike that deals slightly more damage than a normal attack and has a chance of causing an enemy to lose one turn with a higher success rate than Heart Breaker|
|Gold Rush||2||93||one||yes||single strike causes slightly more damage than a normal attack and has a chance of stealing a small amount of gold from the enemy, has a higher success rate than Penny Pincher and steals more gold|
|Devil Crusher||5||100||one||yes||single strike that causes slightly more damage than a normal attack and deals double damage to enemies of the demon or material family|
|Steal Sickle||0||22||one||yes||single strike with a chance of stealing an item from the target|
|0||32||one||yes||deals moderate damage to a single target|
|Grim Reaper||3||50||group||yes||attacks a group of enemies with a small chance of instantly killing the targets|
|Critical Hit Up||-||60||-||-||-|
|Stainless Steal Sickle||0||70||one||yes||single strike with a chance of stealing an item from the target; higher success rate than Steal Sickle|
|Grimmer Reaper||3||90||group||yes||attacks a group of enemies with a small chance of instantly killing the targets; higher success rate than Grim Reaper|
|Big Banga||30||100||all||yes||heavy damage to all enemies|
|Knuckle Sandwich||2||12||one||no||single strike that does 50% more damage than a normal attack|
|Critical Hit Up||-||18||-||-||-|
|Padfoot||33||field||field spell that reduces the chance of random battles|
|Thin Air||2||42||all||yes||deals moderate damage to all enemies|
|Multifists||0||60||random||yes||attacks up to 4 times at random, dealing 33% damage with each hit|
|Boulder Toss||4||100||all||yes||deals heavy damage to all enemies|
|Whistle||0||4||field||-||field spell that immediately initiates a random battle (where applicable)||-|
|Heal||2||10||one||heals a single party member for 30-40 HP|
|Nose for Treasure||0||16||field||-||field spell that gives the number of nearby treasure chests, but not the location||-|
|Warcry||0||22||group||no||deals no damage, but can cause all enemies to lose their next turn|
|Share Magic||32||gives about 40% of Yangus' MP to the targeted party member|
|Kabuff||42||raises all party members' defence.|
|Underpants Dance||0||55||all||no||deals no damage, but can cause all enemies to lose their next turn. Has a higher success rate than Warcry.|
|Midheal||3||68||one||heals a single party member for 70-80 HP|
|Kerplunk||82||self||kills Yangus, but resurrects and heals all other party members|
|Golden Oldies||15||100||random||no||attacks up to 4 times at random dealing 40-50 damage each hit|
- Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese) - VIII and The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- Ricky Grover (English) - VIII and The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
- Throughout Dragon Quest VIII, there is a recurring gag involving Yangus and King Trode. During certain scenes in the game, King Trode will suddenly appear out of nowhere, causing a surprised Yangus to strike an unusual pose and say "Cor Blimey!!!"
- There's also a running gag where Yangus would call King Trode 'Grandad'.
- In the Japanese version, Yangus has dockworker slang, while in the English version he has a cockney accent.
- One of his lines in the opening scene of the game:
- (Original Japanese) "It's gonna get dark if we 'ang about 'ere much longer. I'm in the mood for some heavy drinking."
- (English Version) "It's gonna get dark if we 'ang about 'ere much longer. Let's 'ead into town. there's better places than this to spend an evenin'."
|v · e · dDragon Quest VIII|
Farebury Region • Alexandria Region • Maella Region • Kingdom of Ascantha • Pickham Region • Kingdom of Trodain • Land of Moles • The Ocean • The Holy Isle of Neos • Baccarat Region • Northwest Isle • Kingdom of Argonia • Blizzard Peaks • Savella Region • Isolated Plateau • World of Darkness • Untrodden Groves
|Towns and Castles||
Farebury • Alexandria • Port Prospect • Peregrin Quay • Maella Abbey • Simpleton • Riverside Chapel • Ascantha • Pickham • Monster Arena • Princess Minnie's Castle • Neos • Seaview Church • Baccarat • Chateau Felix • Argonia • Arcadia • Chapel of Autumn • Marta's Cottage • Orkutsk • Empycchu • Tryan Gully • Savella Cathedral
Waterfall Cave • Tower of Alexandria • Ruined Abbey • Swordsman's Labyrinth • Trodain • Royal Hunting Grounds • Dark Ruins • Rydon's Tower • Herb Grotto • Pirate's Cove • Godbird's Eyrie • Dragon Graveyard • Black Citadel