Czar Dragon

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Czar Dragon
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars promotional artwork: Czar Dragon
Species Lava Babble
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

The Czar Dragon is a dragon made out of many Lava Babbles and the boss of the Barrel Volcano, who is guarding the sixth Star Piece in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The dragon first appears when a group of Lava Babbles join together to form it, and it immediately attacks the party. The dragon is physically strong and uses a small variety of powerful magic, most notable of them Flame Wall. It will also summon Helio to kamikaze-strike the party, similar to Punchinello. In the end, the dragon falls, but it promptly rises from the grave as Zombone. Mario and friends must fight an even more difficult battle, but prevail and acquire the Star Piece, only to have it snatched by the Axem Rangers.

"Czar" is a Russian title meaning "Emperor," derived from the title "Caesar" used during the Roman Empire. "Kaiser," the Japanese name for the dragon, comes from the German word for "Emperor," which was also derived from the title of "Caesar". The Czar Dragon resembles the Blargg species from Super Mario World.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Czar Dragon
Battle idle animation of the Czar Dragon from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 1400 FP 100 Speed 20 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 160 Magic attack 120 Location(s) Barrel Volcano Bonus Flower None
Defense 100 Magic defense 70 Weak Ice Items None
Evade 20% Magic evade 0% Strong Fire, Sleep, Critical Morph rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 100 Spells Water Blast, Flame Wall Sp. attacks Iron Maiden (Alone)
Psychopath "Flamin' hot, right at ya!"

Japanese Thought Peek quote[edit]

  • もえてます。まさに今もえております。どうでしょう [1](I'm burning. I'm burning right now. What do you think?)

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Czar Dragon
Image of Czar Dragon from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 1400
Exp. 100
Weak Elements Ice
Weak Statuses FearPoisonMute
Drops N/A
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Barrel Volcano
Monster List profile
Stone statues were built in its image to soothe its temper. But the likeness was way off, so in the end they didn't have much of an effect.
Thought Peek
I'm fired up! Seriously, I'm on fire. How about that?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カイザードラゴン
Kaizā Doragon
Kaiser Dragon
Chinese (Simplified) 凯撒龙
Kǎisǎ Lóng
Kaiser Dragon
Chinese (Traditional) 凱撒龍
Kǎisǎ Lóng
Kaiser Dragon
French Dragon 1er Dragon I
German Kaiserdrache Kaiser Dragon
Italian Zar Dragone Czar Dragon
Korean 카이저드래곤
Kaijeo Deuraegon
Kaiser Dragon
Spanish Dragón zar Czar Dragon


  • In Final Fantasy VI (a game also created by Square), there is an unused enemy known as CzarDragon with an unfinished battle script. It was brought back as the superboss Kaiser Dragon (the Japanese name of both dragons) in Final Fantasy VI Advance, though an exact copy of the original Kaiser Dragon still exists in the game data. The name of its second form, Zombone, is also derived from Final Fantasy VI.
  • The rendition of the Czar Dragon in the game intro is internally known as "Magidragon" in the English version, whereas it was blank in the Japanese version.
  • The Czar Dragon shares the transformation undergone by Bowser in New Super Mario Bros., who becomes Dry Bowser after being dropped into a pool of lava.
  • The Czar Dragon's sprites and render have several differences in design, with the render having a smooth body and tube-like neck while the sprites add more detail, with the body having a stitched garment shared with Zombone (albeit red instead of brown) and the neck being made from Lava Babbles.