Dora-in-Grey is a boss monster who appears in Dragon Quest XI.
When first encountered by the Luminary and his companions, Dora-in-Grey takes on the form of a young, red-haired human girl named Dora. In her true form, she takes on the form of a gigantic doll-like creature with white-gray skin, long, wavy green hair, a beautiful face with red, glowing semi-circular eyes and no visible eyebrows, hands with articulated joints, and a large, green bird-cage with thorns takes the place of her legs. She wears the Magic Key around her neck like a necklace, a purple Renaissance-style ballgown with red frills and gold lining, a three-pointed tiara adorned with sapphires, and a pair of large, spherical sapphire earrings. This form is used as the basis for the Iron maiden monster line introduced in this game.
Obsessed, unscrupulous, and sadistic, Dora-in-Grey takes great delight in stealing the souls of humans by enticing them with tempting promises of riches and trapping them within her mural. She is also incredibly narcissistic and hubristic, thinking highly of herself and thinking herself as the personification of artistic beauty, while looking down on others, regardless of appearance, as "ugly", with Mordegon being a notable exception.
Main game appearances
She is the evil spirit of a cursed mural in the town of Phnom Nonh. Dora-In-Grey takes on the human form of a little lost girl with red hair, named Dora. She tricks people into going to see the mural, which promises wealth, and good fortune. For the pure of heart, she instead preys upon their compassion.
The mural itself is designed to trap people in an alternate dimension so that Dora may steal their souls, which become part of her masterpiece. She reveals her true form, and her intentions to the Hero and his party, and tries to trap them in her world, but she is defeated, leaving the magic key, and freeing all of her prisoners, but not before she ominously warns them of Mordegon's victory at Yggdrasil.
|#156 - Dora-in-Grey|
|Exp||Gold||Drop||Magic key (After the fight)|
|Note: Supposedly the embodiment of artistic beauty, this unspeakable entity rules over the Other Side, a deadly dimension into which she entices unwary travelers in order to steal their souls.|
| Normal attack|
Always acts twice
Gets Pepped Up
Desperate attack (Flicks an party member with her giant finger)
Uses the Magic key to seal an party member's abilities
Uses the Magic key to capture an party member's heart and mind (Causes an mesmerize effect)
Fire lava-hot laser from her eyes
Attacks an enemy with one of her thorny tentacles (Party member takes damage and Dora recovers some health)
|The Other Side|
Monster series appearances
Her name is a pun on The Picture of Dorian Gray, an 1890 novel by Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. Her scheme is the opposite of Dorian's story; while Dorian's portrait becomes more tainted with every sin he commits, yet remaining young and handsome, Dora's masterpiece becomes more beautiful while the humans of Phnom Nonh have their souls stolen.
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