Aquila is a character in Dragon Quest IX. He is the Hero's mentor at the beginning of the game. He plays a pivotal role in the overall plot of the story. Aquila is the apprentice of Corvus.


Aquila is a tall, well built Celestrian with hard brown eyes.  His expression is firm and strict to match his personality.  He does not have hair but has thick brown eyebrows.  Like all Celestrians a halo hovers above his head, and he has wings approximently 3/4 of his height (when folded they go from his shoulders to his ankles).

His sleeveless shawl has a strap across his muscular chest with fringes hanging to his waist.  From his middrift to his shins is a skirt cover which halfway down is just the thick fringes matching other Celestrian attire.  Also on his cover is a fringe going straight down the middle to mid thigh.  His outfit consists of pale blues, oranges, and yellows (and some green dots).  Under his shawl and skirt cover Aquila wears black pants and tank top.  He also has black arm warmers from his elbow to his writst.  His tan and yellow layered boots go half way up his calf.


Aquila is strict and stern, serious about his mentoring and his duty as a Celestrian.  He always does what he believes best. He is careful in what he says and does, his praises rare but full of truth.  He also comes off mysterious and hiding something, though that could just be because he is Heros mentor and doesnt need to explain himself to anyone but Apus Major.

He holds Apus Major with upmost respect, as the other Celestrians do.  Each return trip to the Observatory the first thing he does is report in with the Celestrian leader.

He is also close friends with Columba, the librarian.



Main Games

Dragon Quest IX

Aquila is Hero's mentor.  The game opens with him teaching Hero about the responsibilities and history of the Celestrians, Telling them "You have come far, [Hero's Name].  I must confess to having my doubts when you became the Guardian of the village in my stead.  But its inhabitants' continued peace and saftey is proof of your devotion."  After returning to the Observatory after collecting a Benevolessence he sends Hero to speak with Apus Major while he deals with his own matters.  He is there when Hero offeres the Benevolessence to the Great World Tree, and again the second time, causing a cut scene.  He attempts to catch Hero.

After the game and after Quest 163 "When A Star Wishes Upon You", he becomes available as a party member. He will be a level 60 Warrior with 148 skill points to allocate.



  • Aquila is the name of a constellation that symbolizes the eagle.
  • Aquila resembles Tien from the Dragonball Z series especially during cutscenes.
  • At the start of the game, the player cannot name the hero Aquila. The error message "Sorry, but that name isn't allowed" appears and the player must choose something else.

Other languages

Other languages
French Aquila
German Aquila
Spanish Unknown
Italian Falko
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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