Artwork of Dragonlord from Fortune Street
|First appearance||Dragon Quest (1986, Dragon Quest series)|
Itadaki Street DS (2007, Super Mario-related media)
|Latest appearance||Fortune Street (2011)|
Dragonlord, sometimes referred to as Dracolord, is the main villain of Dragon Quest and the first major villain in the Dragon Quest series. He is a powerful sorcerer who can transform into a dragon and once conquered the kingdom of Alefgard. He makes his first appearance in the Super Mario franchise as one of the playable characters in Itadaki Street DS.
In Dragon Quest, Dragonlord was the ruler of Charlock Castle and prior to the game he had stolen the Sphere of Light to allow his evil monster army to invade the kingdom of Alefgard. He then kidnapped Princess Gwaelin to prevent the king from organizing a resistance, leading to the nameless Hero of the game to beginning his adventure to rid the land of his tyranny and save the princess. Despite his appearance of a physically weak humanoid sorcerer, it was revealed that he was in truth a large and powerful Dragon.
He also appeared as a monster in Dragon Quest Monster series and as a playable character in Itadaki Street Special.
Captain N: The Game Master
He appeared in Captain N: The Game Master where he was portrayed as a dragon at all times. He was often featured as a villain in the series and appeared to be king of all dragons. Unlike in the games, his dragon form is red instead of purple. Along with some Slimes and an Axe Knight (later localized in the US as Knight Aberrant), the Dragonlord is the only character from the game to appear in Captain N.
Itadaki Street DS
He appears as a playable character in Itadaki Street DS. Items called Dragonlord Hat, Dragonlord's Robe and Dragonlord Staff are collectible items that can be equipped on customizable characters.
Dragonlord returns as an unlockable character in the sequel to Itadaki Street DS, Fortune Street, for the Wii. He is the third character to be unlocked, and is unlocked by placing first or second on the Alefgard board in Tour Mode. He still has a similar appearance as in the previous game. This time, however, the area around his robe is lighter in color, the jewel on his necklace has spikes, his hat resembles bat ears rather than horns, and most notably, he now has a visible nose.
Profiles and statistics
- North American Official Site Bio: "The kingpin of monsterkind who wants the world plunged into darkness. True to his dastardly disposition, he's also a ruthless businessman."
Names in other languages
|Italian||Signore dei draghi||Dragon lord|
- Many of Dragonlord's quotes in Fortune Street are in "Early Modern English", a form of the language that was used by William Shakespeare.
- While Dragonlord does not appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the final round of Hero's Classic Mode route is a reference to him, involving Hero fighting a blue Robin (referencing Dragonlord's humanoid form) followed by a giant purple Charizard (referencing Dragonlord's draconic form). Further, the battle takes place in Dracula's Castle, which bears a passing resemblance to Dragonlord's Castle.