...Malroth! Lord and Master of Destruction! Receive of me my flesh in willing sacrifice...! Nnngh!
~ Hargon's last words
This deity of the damned enjoys nothing more than the sacrificed souls of his most sincere followers. Mmmmm!
~ Dragon Quest IX Bestiary

MalrothLord of Destruction (Sidoh in the Game Boy games) is the final boss of the Famicom/NES game, Dragon Quest II (also known as Dragon Warrior II), as well as its remakes.


Malroth's name is only mentioned occasionally within the game and does not truly appear until the very ending. In fact, in the original NES version his existence is never mentioned at all, as he just appears out of nowhere after the player defeats Hargon. In contemporary remakes, like the Android version, summoning a deity of destruction is mentioned to be Hargon's ultimate goal but never referred to with its name until the end; the Eye of Malroth is also known as the False Idol here, which is probably a likeness of Malroth. After its original appearance, it has become a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest Monsters series as well as other spin-offs.


  • He appears in Dragon Quest IX as a Legacy Boss by obtaining his map after completing quest #151 "Pushy Peddler", only avaliable through Wi-Fi.
  • In Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, he can be synthesized with a Hargon and either a Buffalogre, Khalamari or Living Statue.
  • In Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory, Malroth is one of Nokturnus' finest warriors and the final boss of the Dragon Quest II story arc.



He's a god of destruction who demands sacrifices. Malroth was the deity that Hargon and his cult worshipped; though he is never directly mentioned there are effigies of it in the monster-infested towers and it is shown to be an enemy of Rubiss. Hargon sacrifices his body to be able to summon it as a last resort before the faux High Priest's defeat at the hands of the heroes.

Malroth resembles a reptilian green (sometimes blue) frilled demon with a yellow belly, yellow eyes, four arms, a pair of wings and a snake for a tail. It can breathe fire and heal himself using the spell Full Heal.


In all of his appearances Malroth was almost incapable of speech, preferring annihilation over conversation.


Battle theme

DQMBV - Malroth ~ The True Evil

DQMBV - Malroth ~ The True Evil

"Malroth ~ The True Evil" as heard in Dragon Quest BRV

Dragon Quest Villains
Dragon Quest I
Slimes | Green Dragon | Golem | Knight Aberrant | Dragonlord
Dragon Quest II
Wrecktor | Atlas | Pazuzu | Belial | Hargon | Malroth
Dragon Quest III
Robbin' Hood | Orochi | Boss Troll | Baramos | King Hydra | Zoma
Dragon Quest IV
Psaro's Pawn | Master Kung | Balzack/Baalzack | Tricksy | Tigergram | Marquis de Léon | Kirk Buzzer | Sir Roseguardin | Rashaverak | Pruslas | Barbatos | Estark | Psaro | Aamon
Dragon Quest V
Haunted Housekeeper | Winter Queen | Faux Dowager | Order of Zugzwang (Orc & Chimera Pawns | Kon the Knight | Slon the Rook | Queen Ferz | King Korol | Bishop Ladja) | "Bjørn" the Behemoose | Nimzo
Dragon Quest VI
The Four Dreadfiends (Murdaw | Jamirus | Gracos | Dhuran) | Ivy | Spiegel | Stormsgate Citadel | Overkilling Machine | Terry | Blackmar | Mortamor | Nokturnus
Dragon Quest VII
Crabble-Rouser | Glowering Inferno | Hackrobat | Tinpot Dictator | Rainiac | Grody Gumdrops | Rashers & Stripes | Gobbler | Cardinal Sin | Setesh the Punisher | The Stranger | The Time Being | Galumph | Moostapha | Sulkk | Malign Vine | Worms of Woe | Envoy | Hybris | Vaipur | Cumulus Vex | Gasputin | Mossferatu | Togrus Maximus | Macho Picchu | Orgodemir
Dragon Quest VIII
Geyzer | Khalamari | Don Mole | Dhoulmagus | Evil Jessica | Captain Crow | Evil Sir Leopold | Gemon | Marcello | Ruin | Rhapthorne
Dragon Quest IX
Morag | Ragin' Contagion | Mayor Bryce | Master of Nu'un | Dreadmaster | Larstastnaras | Gittish Empire | King Godwyn | Zenus | Barbarus | Yore | Al Capinn | Tyrannosaura Wrecks | Tyrannosaurus Wrecks | Equinox | Nemean | Trauminator | Elusid | Sir Sanguinus | Hammibal | Fowleye | Excalipurr | Corvus
Dragon Quest X
Hades Nergel