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#1 Kitsune Hawk

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:07 AM

Hawk here again.
As some of you know, I'm a member of the Chaos Theatre, a forum of people like Joshscorcher and the Autarch of Flame who make countdowns.


I've decided to throw my hat in the ring with "Top Ten Dragon Quest Bosses"
However, you guys get to help me with suggestions! :D

=The Rules=
*Spin-off series bosses are allowed
*One per game limit
*Criteria to be met is uniqueness, (If they have one) the music, and the overall feeling of the battle.



Can't wait to see what you guys have to say! :)
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:23 AM

I only have a couple of Final bosses that really stand out...but here they are.....

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Those are the 2 I remember the most. :D

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

Psaro from IV
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

Going to have to second Psaro from IV. When going up against him for the first time I had no idea when his transformations were going to stop. Not only that, but each form fought slightly different from the last making you have to jump to a new strategy. He certenly was a presistant little bastard.

I'm also going to nominate Bishop Ladja from V. I have never hated a boss more then him. Not because he was overly tough (which he was the first time i fought him) but he made it so personal that i wanted to see him die. You see everything he puts the hero through, killing his dad and forcing him into slavery, turning you and your wife to stone for several years unable to watch your kids grow, and when you finally find your mother, he pretty much kills her. Killing him off left me with such so much satisfaction. It also takes a bit to outshine the actual last boss by being that much of a dick.
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This is actually fairly accurate to me ^^;
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

I would disagree with the one boss per game rule being that the later games have many more bosses. DW7 particularly has MANY memorable boss battles.

That being said:

#1 Kandar!!! - DW3

#2 Ruin - DQ8

Those are the only two off the top of my head before I scramble to work right now

Edited by hawkeye77o4, 13 April 2012 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Seconding Ladja's nomination

On to mine

Dhoulamagus- DQ 8

Dhoulmagus didn't really do much to help my distaste for clowns after Kefka. Before the game has even begun, he's destroyed your hero's homeland, cursed the King and Princess, and is now running about causing hell. He gives every one of the characters a genuine reason to be after him for his deeds, unlike other games where it sometimes has a "because destiny says so" feel to it. You can never catch on to what he's doing, but you know there's some reason behind it, and you don't want him to succeed.

So after almost 15 hours of gameplay, you finally catch up to him, and begin what is arguably the hardest boss in the game. The first form has you having to deal with 3 enemies at once, all with the same powerful moves. There's a few tactics here, either take out the center one first, or defeat the clones to reduce damage.

Then, without a chance to heal, he transforms and you get a second phase, which is pretty rare for anything other than the final boss in an RPG. This form makes it almost mandatory to have multiheal to cope with the rather high, often multi member damaging moves he throws, and this time, there's nothing to do but tough it out since it's just one enemy.

Honestly, if the story had been drawn out longer, I could've almost believed Dhoulmagus himself was the final boss. It didn't have the same feeling of "he's the famous threat, but not the biggest threat" like I kinda got from Baramos and Murdaw.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Dragonlord (DW)

Malroth (DWII)

Any form of Baramos (DWIII)

Necrosaro (DWIV)
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

Equinox from DQIX.
Seriously? That thing can be killed by one single hit. Also,it's a pony. That is all.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Don Clawleone (Rocket Slime)
A Mafia Boss. The best part is he can turn into a dragon.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

There may be a spoiler or two:

Estark from DQIV/V/IX - He's the ruler of the underworld, and is a reckoned with in pretty much all of his appearances.
Corvus from IX - He is so powerful that he actually shattered God and made heaven his own twisted home.
Nokturnus from DQVI - He is the demon god, he even manages to make easy work of Mortamor.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

Final Boss

Malroth (DQ 2) - Looks cool, has fitting theme music, is one of few (assuming any other exist) sudden surprize bosses, has cool entrance (screen flashes and shakes, damage appears on floor tiles, I imagined as him smashing up the place to get at the heros inside, this seems shared vision by makers of Battle Road Victory after viewing finisher animation), is under appreciated, is very simple (destroy stuff because that all he does, no interest in causing suffering or enjoying cruelty).

Normal Boss

Khalamari (DQ 8) - Never seen this battle, but I love Khalamari. One of few awesome sea monsters in DQ.

Edited by Princess Lily, 15 April 2012 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:36 AM

Nokturnus - c'mon it's Nokturnus :). Usually is one of the strongest monsters in the Monster games and is the hardest enemy in DQ9 if he is level 99.

Orgodemir - he killed God/Numen or at least defeated him. I was also a little surprised he was God in disguise since usually DQ games throw you a curve ball on who the final villain is (Hargon wasn't the last DQ2 boss, Baramos in DQ3, Estark DQ4). I would have picked God just because it's God and he is really powerful plus his stupid jokes always work :(, but in a fight, Orgodemir beat him and you said 1 per game.

Malroth - having Healall should put him on the list. Makes him far more difficult. He also takes up half the screen.

Dragonlord - the game is called Dragon Quest or Dragon Warrior. Only time when the final villain is in fact a dragon :). Also pretty powerful in the game, pretty much had to heal every other turn.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

Rhapthorne 2. He has some great music.

HellCloud and Nokturnus. Need I say more for them?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

First things first: @ Hawk Tengu: Wait, you're with Autarch of Flame and Fiery Joker!? Holy crap, I LOVE those guys!
Now that that's out of the way...
My suggestions for some top 10 DQ Bosses:
Corvus (seriously, the background story of his that ultimately leads up to DQIX's final battle helps you understand just what drives this guy and gives you an idea of just how important your victory in that fight is.)
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

Dragonlord nothing more to say, it was the first boss of the saga and still looks badass over the years, a giant dragon who spitting fire, what else you want?
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:31 AM

Ok, update time!

Current Contenders:
DQ1
-Dragonlord
DQ2
-Malroth
DQ3
-Zoma
-Kandar
DQ4
-Psaro
DQ5
-Ladja (2nd fight)
-Estark
DQ6
-Nokturnus
DQ7
-Orgodemir
-God
DQ8
-Dhoulmagus
-Ruin
DQ9
-Legacy Estark
-Legacy Nokturnus
-Greygnarl (Grotto variant)
OTHER
-Don Clawleone (Rocket Slime)
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

Comparing legacy versions of monsters to their originals seems like not a good idea. The legacy boss versions win hands down. Dragonlord in DQ1 had less than 200 HP, a falcon slash in DQ9 would kill him. Even DQ9 Nokturnus decimates DQ6 Nokturnus. I would go based on their original versions since that is the game they came from.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

I have to agree. Pretty much every legacy boss can beat out their original counterparts because of the fact you can level them up and turn them into a beast. Besides, i feel what makes a great boss is the character itself the legacy boss' are just sorta...there.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

I'd have to say four bosses really stand out in Dragon Quest.

1)Ladja - everyone already summed this up pretty well
2)Malroth/Sidoh - He's a god of destruction! One of the toughest end bosses (casts HealAll!). Great boss for a great game.
3)Baramos - Duh! Great mix of physical, breath, and magic attacks. Threatened to eat your corpse if you died, destroyed whole villages, cursed people throughout the land, AND made his castle inaccessible to all but flight.
4)Dhoulmagus - such a pity that he gets replaced by a giant ball of fat.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

One per game is tough.

1. Green Dragon. While Dragonlord is the obvious choice, the Green Dragon at mid-game sticks out as a miniboss. It's something different. It's tough. And you know something is there past it.

2. Malroth

3. Zoma - Wait, the game's not over?

4. Balzack (original) - You know this guy is bad news in the first go round, but once you're at this point in chapter 5, you know it gets much tougher from here on out.

5. (remake) - Ladja - Gema in the original, but the update made this guy nastier as an individual.

6. Mudo. One of the toughest bosses out of all the DQ games.

7. Tough picks here. Hellcloud's my achilles heel and sticks out on pure combat. Gracos, Deathpal, that boss in Dharma, not to mention Demon Lord and God.

8. Marcello. You just knew you're going to fight him at some point.
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