Hero

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Hero
Luminary SSBU.png
Full name Eleven/Arusu/Solo/Eight
Species Human
First appearance Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (2017, Dragon Quest franchise, Eleven)
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (1988, Dragon Quest franchise, Arusu)
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (1990, Dragon Quest franchise, Solo)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004, Dragon Quest franchise, Eight)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 2) (2019, Mario-related media)
Latest portrayal Eleven:
Mitsuki Saiga (2019-present)
Arusu:
Nobuyuki Hiyama (2019-present)
Solo:
Takeshi Kusao (2019-present)
Eight:
Yūki Kaji (2019-present)
“The Hero Draws Near!”
Introduction tagline, "Heroic Encounter" trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Hero is the main playable character of the Dragon Quest series. The appearance, skills, and role of the hero varies between the games. Four of these heroes appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Eleven (from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, commonly known as the Luminary), Arusu (from Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, commonly known as Erdrick), Solo (from Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen), and Eight (from Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King).[1]

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

DragonQuestEmblem.png
Super Smash Bros. character
Hero
Luminary SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (downloadable)
Special moves
Standard:  Frizz / Frizzle / Kafrizz
Side:  Zap / Zapple / Kazap
Up:  Woosh / Swoosh / Kaswoosh
Down:  Command Selection
Final Smash:  Gigaslash
Battle entrance
Hero descends from above with Zoom and raises his sword upon landing.
SmashWiki article: Hero (SSBU)

During the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct on June 11, 2019 (PST), the heroes of Dragon Quest were announced as DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, set to release during the summer of 2019 (PST) as the second fighter in the first Fighters Pass (as well as the third downloadable fighter overall), included within Challenger Pack 2. In a similar vein to Pokémon Trainer, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Robin, Olimar and Alph, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings, Corrin, and Inkling, Eleven is the default skin for the character, while Asuru, Solo, and Eight can be chosen as alternative costumes. They all use a sword and shield, similar to Link, Young Link and Toon Link, and have access to magical abilities from their series, such as Sizzle. Many of their basic attacks use sword jabs and swings, with their shield able to block projectile attacks. Their magical attacks are limited by their MP gauge (which fills up over time or attack to fills its). Slime also appear alongside them during taunts. With the notable exception of Command Selection, Hero's special moves switch between three types of magical attacks depending on the charge level and costs higher amount of MP when charged for longer, much like Robin's Thunder. Hero's down special move, Command Selection, instead has him choosing a variety of four randomly selected spells from a pop-up menu similar to the one from the original game. Regarding weight, Hero is one of the lighter heavyweights, being lighter than Mega Man but heavier than Mii Swordfighter and Cloud. Challenger Pack 2, including Hero, the Yggdrasil's Altar stage, and music from the Dragon Quest series, was released on July 30, 2019 (PST)[1]. Hero is classified as fighter #72.

In Hero's reveal trailer, Link is shown dueling puppet fighters of Marth and Meta Knight, both of whom were created by Dharkon. Link is overpowered by both puppet fighters, who prepare to rush him for a final hit. However, throughout their battle, a horse is galloping towards Link and the puppet fighters. When the Marth and Meta Knight puppet fighters are about to attack Link one more time, the Hero - revealed to be Eleven - attacks from behind, knocking away the puppet fighters from Link. Several gameplay clips of Eleven are shown: Eleven is KOing opponents at first, but is later KO'd himself several times. The gameplay cuts back to CGI, showing Dharkon's puppet fighter army cornering a weakened Eleven. Asuru, Solo, and Eight join to assist Eleven, where all four Heroes rush towards the puppet fighter army. Gameplay footage of all four Heroes is shown, where they all work together to KO their opponents. The Hero's trailer ends with Asuru using his Final Smash.

The hero, Asuru, also has his own Mii Fighter outfit and headgear (called Erdrick's Armor and Erdrick's Helmet, respectively) that Mii Fighters can don. The outfit is exclusive to Mii Swordfighters, while the helmet can be worn by any Mii Fighter class.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Aside from the final round, all matches in Hero's Classic Mode route are Stamina battles.

A History of Heroism
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
1 Tiny Kirby (blue costume) ×3, Tiny Kirby (red costume) Gaur Plain (Battlefield) The Hero Goes Forth with a Determination
2 Hero (XI), Tiny Robin (female, red costume) Yggdrasil's Altar Unflinchable Courage
3 Hero (VI) Temple Wagon Wheel's March
4 Rathalos Fighting Spirits - DRAGON QUEST III
5 Hero (VIII), Tiny Pikachu Gaur Plain (Battlefield) War Cry
6 Hero (III) Castle Siege (volcanic area) Adventure - DRAGON QUEST III
Final Robin (male, blue costume)
Giant Charizard (purple costume)
Dracula's Castle (Ω) Fighting Spirits - DRAGON QUEST III
Battle for the Glory - DRAGON QUEST IV

Special moves[edit]

All of Hero's special moves uses the MP Gauge mechanic. A certain amount of MP is required to perform various spells from each of Hero's special moves. If Hero does not have enough MP, the attack does not perform and a failing sound from Dragon Quest plays. He can recharge their MP by attacking an opponent, with each damage equating to the amount of MP he regains.

Frizz / Frizzle / Kafrizz[edit]

in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Frizz
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Frizzle
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kafrizz
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Frizz / Frizzle / Kafrizz

Frizz / Frizzle / Kafrizz are Hero's standard special move that appeared in the Dragon Quest series. Each of these spells can be used by Hero when he is charging his move automatically, however cancelling the move forces Hero to recharge from the very beginning.

Frizz causes Hero to throw a small fireball that is quick to charge but slower and weaker in the process. It costs 6 MP to use. Frizzle has Hero shoot out two intertwined fireballs that can split in two to deal powerful damage at a much faster rate, costing 16 MP to use. Kafrizz deals the most damage and knockback, but could put Hero at risk from a reflector move. This move exhaust 36 MP.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese メラ / メラミ / メラゾーマ
Mera / Merami / Merazoma

Zap / Zapple / Kazap[edit]

in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zap
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Zapple
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kazap
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Zap / Zapple / Kazap

Zap / Zapple / Kazap are Hero's side special moves, and are dependent on how long the side special is held. Zap causes Hero to cast a small electric bolt, fast but weak in the process. Zap cost 8 MP to use. Zapple casts a longer beam of electricity and deals more damage and more range, costing 18 MP. Kazap results in Hero electrifying his sword and slashing their opponents. This move cost 42 MP, the most exhausting of Hero's special moves.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese デイン / ライデイン / ギガデイン
Dein / Raidein / Gigadein

Woosh / Swoosh / Kaswoosh[edit]

in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Woosh
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Swoosh
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kaswoosh
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Woosh / Swoosh / Kaswoosh

Woosh / Swoosh / Kaswoosh are Hero's up special moves, each move dependent on how long the up special is held. Woosh summons a small tornado that slightly launches Hero upwards, and uses 5 MP. Swoosh creates a larger tornado that deals more damage and give Hero a boost in their recovery. It exhausts 9 MP in the process. Kaswoosh results in Hero summoning two large tornadoes that deals significant amount of damage, as well as giving Hero massive vertical momentum. Kaswoosh cost 18 MP for use.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese バギ / バギマ / バギクロス
Bagi / Bagima / Bagicross

Command Selection[edit]

Command Selection in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Command Selection

Command Selection is Hero's down special move, where he selects one spell from a pool of four random spells. The total amount of spells that Hero has is 21, however some spells cannot appear with others (e.g. Whack cannot appear on the same selection as Thwack). Each spells uses up different amounts of MP.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese コマンド選択
Komando Sentaku

The magical skills that can be selected from Command Selection are:

Spell Image Description
Sizz SSBU Sizz.jpg Shoots a fireball directly ahead.
Sizzle SSBU Sizzle.jpg A stronger variant of Sizz.
Bang SSBU Bang.jpg Fires a small explosive spell.
Kaboom SSBU Kaboom.jpg A stronger variant of Bang that fires a large explosive spell.
Snooze SSBU Snooze.jpg Fires a wave of energy that puts an opponent to sleep. Can be described as a projectile version of Sing.
Flame Slash SSBU Flame Slash.jpg A physical attack that deals flame damage to opponents.
Kacrackle Slash SSBU Kacrackle Slash.jpg A physical attack that freezes opponents.
Metal Slash SSBU Metal Slash.jpg A physical attack that one-hit KOs metal opponents.
Hatchet Man SSBU Hatchet Man.jpg The Hero unleashes a powerful downward slash.
Whack SSBU Whack.jpg Fires a slow-moving dark purple projectile that has the possibility of instantly KOs opponents.
Thwack SSBU Thwack.jpg A stronger variant of Whack that fires a large dark purple spark in front of the Hero that could instantly KOs opponents.
Magic Burst SSBU Magic Burst.jpg The Hero unleashes a powerful, massive blast that grows in size. This move exhausts all of Hero's MP. Comparable to the Smart Bomb item in function.
Kamikazee SSBU Kamikazee.jpg Creates an explosion around the Hero, instantly defeating him, but causes large knockback and damage to opponents.
Psyche Up SSBU Psyche Up.jpg A spell that increases the power of the Hero's next attack.
Oomph SSBU Oomph.jpg A spell that increases the Hero's attack power.
Acceleratle SSBU Acceleratle.jpg A spell that can increase the Hero's speed and jump. See Command Selection for a list of the effects.
Kaclang SSBU Kaclang.jpg A move that encases the Hero in defensive metal, preventing knockback and grabs, but also makes Hero immobile for a while.
Bounce SSBU Bounce.jpg Creates a reflect barrier around the Hero. Functions similarly to the Franklin Badge item.
Heal SSBU Heal.jpg A spell that can heal the Hero. The spell can only be used twice before it is uncastable. It is available two more times if Hero respawns.
Zoom SSBU Zoom.jpg A move that shoots the Hero into the air. Comparable to Extreme Speed and Power of Flight in function, but can travel significantly higher to the point that Hero goes off-screen. Hero cannot go through ceilings using this move.
Hocus Pocus SSBU Hocus Pocus.jpg A spell that gives the Hero a random effect. See Command Selection for a list of the effects.

Final Smash[edit]

Gigaslash[edit]

Gigaslash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Gigaslash

Gigaslash is Hero's Final Smash, which is performed when Hero successfully strikes another fighter in front of him. It summons the other Dragon Quest heroes from I, II, V, VI, VII, IX, and X, all casting a bolt of lighting together and sending it to Hero's sword, who then slashes his opponent and launches them. It is one of the few Final Smashes to utilize a pre-rendered cinematic.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギガスラッシュ
Gigasurasshu
Gigaslash

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Spirits[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Hero (DRAGON QUEST XI S) SSBU Hero (Dragon Quest XI S) Spirit.png DRAGON QUEST Series Fighter N/A N/A Classic Mode as Hero N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hero (DRAGON QUEST III) SSBU Hero (Dragon Quest III) Spirit.png DRAGON QUEST Series Fighter N/A N/A Vault Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hero (DRAGON QUEST IV) SSBU Hero (Dragon Quest IV) Spirit.png DRAGON QUEST Series Fighter N/A N/A Vault Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hero (DRAGON QUEST VIII) SSBU Hero (Dragon Quest VIII) Spirit.png DRAGON QUEST Series Fighter N/A N/A Vault Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

Hero shares this stock conversation with all other DLC characters except Piranha Plant. It was originally used for Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, who are downloadable fighters in that game.

  • Pit: Who is THAT?
  • Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
  • Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
  • Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official website[edit]

  • The Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter! Wielding the Supreme Sword of Light and a trusty shield, he can slice his foes and block incoming attacks. When Hero pulls up his Command Selection screen, he’ll have access to a random selection of spells that could turn the tide of battle in his favor!

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 勇者
Yūsha
Hero; literally "Brave One"
Spanish Héroe Hero
French Héros Hero
Dutch Held Hero
German Held Hero
Italian Eroe Hero
Russian Герой
Geroy
Hero
Korean 용사
Yongsa
Warrior
Chinese 勇者
Yǒngzhě
Same as the Japanese name

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

Hero coverage on other NIWA wikis:
  1. ^ a b Nintendo (July 30, 2019). "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai Presents “Hero”". YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2019.