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The Destiny Arc is the fourth arc of The Adventure of Dai. It covers the origins of the Dragon Knight and the battle against Baran and the Dragon Legion.

Avan's special chapter is generally included with this arc in volume publications.

In the 2020 volume series, it is combined with the Holy Sword Arc into a Dragon Knights saga.



Battles & Events

  • Popp receives Matoriv mantle, shining staff and weird belt.
  • Dai, Popp and Leona go to Bengarna's department store in a country to buy new gears.
  • Kill-Vearn sends six green dragons and a hydra to attack the town in order to test Dai.
  • The trio meets Merle and Nabara that takes them to Teran in order to show the legend of the Dragon Knight.
  • Dai enters the Dragon Knight Temple on the bottom of the lake, where he meets Baran.
  • Dai, Popp, Crocodine, Leona vs Baran.
  • Baran erases Dai's memories, but uses too many energy in the process.
  • Baran summons the three dragon riders.
  • Galdandy kills people at the country
  • The King of Teran agrees to shelter Dai.
  • Popp goes alone to fight the dragon riders.
  • Popp vs Galdandy.
  • Hyunckel vs Borahorn.
  • Hyunckel vs Larhalt.
  • Baran's past is revealed
  • Hyunckel receives Larhalt Demonic Magical Armour Lance.
  • Crocodine vs Baran.
  • Hyunckel vs Baran.
  • Popp fails to cast kamikazee on Baran, but serves to make Dai recovers his memories.
  • Dai masters his Dragon Knight's power.
  • Dai vs Baran.
  • The sun Papnica Knige and the Demonic Magical Armour Sword are destroyed in the battle.
  • Popp is revived by Baran's blood.
  • Hadlar and Zaboera vs Matoriv
  • Dai defeats both Hadlar and Zaboera with a sizzle spell.
  • Matoriv shows that he recovered the Book of Avan from Carl's library.


  • Writer Sanjo originally intended this arc to be directly followed by the final fight against Vearn and to leave Popp dead permanently. Due to the popularity, the serialisation was extended for a few years.[1]


  1. Sanjo interview, Shone Jump Remix, ISBN 978-4081064205


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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Story Arcs
Birth Arc
Chapters 123456789101112131415
1991 Episodes 123456789
2020 Episodes 123456
Films The Adventure of Dai The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (partial)
Gathering Arc
Chapters 1617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647
1991 Episodes 91011121314151617181920212223242526
2020 Episodes 678910111213
Films The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (partial)
Clash Arc
Chapters 48495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
1991 Episodes 27282930313233343536373839
2020 Episodes 1415161718192021
Films The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals (partial)
Destiny Arc
Chapters 767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117
1991 Episodes 40414243444546
2020 Episodes 22232425262728
Holy Sword Arc
Chapters 118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151
Epic Challenge Arc
Chapters 152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200
Holy Ordeal Arc
Chapters 201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232
Halo Arc
Chapters 233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273274275276277278279280281282
Blood Fight Arc
Chapters 283284285286287288289290291292293294295296297298299300301302303304305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333
Flash of Light Arc
Chapters 334335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349
Chapters Avan, The Hero — Side Story
Films The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals
Games Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 ProfessionalDragon Quest Monsters: Super LightDragon Quest of the StarsJump Force The Adventure of Dai - Portable Adventure The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade The Adventure of Dai - A Hero's Bonds The Adventure of Dai – Infinity Strash
Spinoffs Dai no Daibōken Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maou The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade
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