This article is about Dragon Quest Hero(es) appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Heroes.

Hero (or The Hero) is a downloadable newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Dragon Quest universe. He is classified as fighter #72. His inclusion was revealed at the Nintendo Direct show at the E3 2019, and was released on July 30th.




The Hero possesses four different variations as alternate costumes, specifically the Hero from Dragon Quest XI (Luminary, who serves as the default outfit), Dragon Quest III, Dragon Quest IV, and Dragon Quest VIII. The Hero's Sword and Shield will also change depending on the outfit, similarly to Cloud and Bayonetta (although this is aesthetic).

The Hero possesses a mechanic known as "MP Gauge," which possesses a maximum of 100 MP. By using a Special Move, which is shown to have four variations, the MP Gauge depletes by an MP cost allocated to each spell. The MP Gauge refills over time, though it fills faster when landing attacks.


  • Hero's Shield can block incoming projectiles similarly to Link's shield by standing or walking, though it seems to possess durability as indicated by the shield darkening the longer it shields a projectile.

Ground Attacks


Smash Attacks

The Hero's Smash attacks have the chance to Critical Hit, where they deal more damage and knockback, and trigger the Special Zoom.

  • Side: Slashes his sword in front of him with two hands, similar to what Ike does in his Side Smash.
  • Up: TBD
  • Down: TBE

Other attacks

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral: Swings his sword around him.
  • Forward: TBD
  • Back: Swings his sword behind him, turning around thus.
  • Upward: TBD
  • Down: Swings his sword below him, causing a spike

Grabs and Throws

Special Moves

Hero's Special Moves
Standard Special Frizz Frizzle Kafrizz
Side Special Zap Zapple Kazap
Up Special Woosh Swoosh Kaswoosh
Down Special Command Selection
Sizz Sizzle Oomph
Psyche Up Bounce Heal
Flame Slash Kacrackle Slash Acceleratle
Bang Kaboom Snooze
Hatchet Man Whack Thwack
Zoom Kaclang Metal Slash
Magic Burst Kamikazee Hocus Pocus
Final Smash Gigaslash


On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

Palette Swaps

Hero Palette (SSBU)


To be added


  • The Dragon Quest hero (as a default hero Luminary) is one of the four characters whose palette swap are different characters, others being Bowser Jr., Olimar, and Pokémon Trainer Red.
  • Much like Pokémon Trainer back in Brawl, the Dragon Quest hero(es) didn't have their female counterparts playable in their Smash debut.
  • So far, Kamikaze is one of the few moves whose user is at extreme risk of Self-Destruction. Others include Jigglypuff's Shield Jump.

External links

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