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...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. 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.

Appearance

This menace 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.

History

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.

Other appearances

  • 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.

Gallery

Battle theme

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DQMBV - Malroth ~ The True Evil

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