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Fake heroes in the manga on chapter#1

The fake heroes are group of characters that appear on Dragon Quest Dai no Daibōken anime and manga. They are a group of thieves that pretend to be heroes just to fool wealthy persons, like the King of Romos, to obtain a lot of money or precious treasure.

The group has four members:

  1. Derolin (でろりん), hero.
  2. Zurbon (ずるぼん), priest (female).
  3. Masopho (まぞっほ), mage.
  4. Herohero (へろへろ), warrior.


Derolin has black eyes and black spiky hair, and a fair skin tone. He wears a orange shirt, covered by a yellow tunic. His belt, gloves and boots are dark brown. His cape is violet. He wears a golden crown with a light blue pearl on it's center. He uses a sword for battle


Masopho is a mage that appears to be around 60 years old. He has black eyes. He is bald,has a black mustache and goatee. He wears a green robe and green hat. He always carrying black magic stick with a round red stone on it's edge.

Herohero is the taller of group. He has black eyes and he skin is dark. He is completely bald with no eyebrows. He wears a pink and red armour, a pink helmet, with two yellow wings on it's side, a black overall, red shoulder protectors,with yellow borders, and red boots with pink borders.


They are very cowards, cold hearted, as show when they attacked the innocent monster of Delmurin Island.

After being defeated by Dai, the fake heroes started to fear him.


Although the Fake Heroes are pretty weak, knowing few spells and skills, to a low level Dai they're quite strong at the first encounter, needing to have their weaknessess exploited so Derolin could be fight alone.

  • Masophe is afraid of mysterious dances
  • Herohero likes all sort of money
  • Derolin is very confident because he is the leader of group.
  • Zurbon is weak to tickling.


The fake heroes appears on episode 1, 13 and 14( Anime) and chapters number 1, 2, 23 and 24.

They head to Delmurin Island looking for a Golden Metal Slime, a slime that is very rare, with the purpose of trading it with the king's Crown of Heroes and some gold. 

They are welcomed by Dai, thinking they are real heroes. They trick Dai by saying that they came to protect the island and wanted to meet Gome (Golden Metal Slime). After Burasu discovered their true identity, the monsters that lives on Dermulin are attacked and Gome is stolen by the Fake Heroes.

After returning to the Romos's castle, they lie to the king, saying that the defeated the monsters of Dermulin because they were attacked. The King decides to reward then by giving the Heroes's Crown to then during a feast. 

Dai departs to the continent, with magic tubes filled wth monster and a magic ball, in the intention of saving Gome.


Dai captures and interrogate Zurbon, discorvering her allies weaknessess. Arriving at the castle where a party was being celebrated, Dai release all his monsters, turning the castle into a mess. Herohero is punched by a giant and Masopho is immobilized by fear. Dai and Derolin fight until Derolin falls on ground. Meanwhile Zurbon seduces the slimes to release her.

Zurbon appears with the slimes as hostages, making Dai to stop fighting and Derolin grabing his neck. Dai, about to be stabbed, launches his magic ball to the sky, causing a giant flash of light that blinds everyone in the castle. In that moment the slimes merge into a King Slime and smashes Zurbon. Distract by the King Slime, Derolin is sucked by Dai into a magic tube. The king seeing Dai's heroic actions gives the crown to him.

In episode 13, Dai, Pop and Maam, finds them in an inn, pretending to be heroes again. When Crocodine attacks, they run away from the city, only Masopho staying behind and meeting with Pop, encouraging him to fight Crocodine after telling a little about himself.

Trying to avoid encounters with monsters they end up meeting and serving Matoriv


  • It's unknown how Derolin escaped from the magic tube.
  • It's revealed that masopho dreamed on being a great mage, but after losing so much battles he turned into a coward.
  • They are a parody of Roto and the character that can join his party on Dragon Quest III
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