Hendrik is a character from Dragon Quest XI. He is a champion knight of the Kingdom of Heliodor.


Hendrik is a tall and powerfully built older man with sharp features and blue-green eyes. He has shoulder-length light purple hair with a single strand hanging over his face, as well as a goatee.

As champion knight, Hendrik wears an ornate suit of black plate armour decorated with gold edges over chainmail and a black pair of trousers. There is an insignia of a golden two-headed eagle, the symbol of Heliodor, emblazoned on the front of his breastplate. He wears a long black cape with red lining, which is attached to his armour and he carries a two-handed sword on his back in a scabbard.

As a party member, he wears a full-length blue draughtboard tunic over a long-sleeved mustard shirt and black mail, complemented by dark brown leather gloves and boots and secured with a wide leather belt about his waist. The buckle has a sun design engraved. He slings his scabbard over his right shoulder.


Hendrik is known for his strong sense of duty and loyalty to his kingdom, and he is unrivaled in swordsmanship. He has defeated countless monsters in the service of his kingdom and is willing to lay down his life to protect his lord. He was trained by Don Rodrigo in Puerto Valor, and the old knight considers him one of his finest pupils.

Stern, serious, and steadfast, Hendrik is not one to question a superior and seldom displays emotion. Nevertheless, he is an impassioned and compassionate man who always seeks to do justice to those for whom he serves. He holds closely to a code of honour instilled in him from an early age. Though generally composed, when Hendrik's emotions surface, they are intense. Even so, he does not shy away from dangerous situations. He has a particular weakness for women as Rab does, but his nature makes this difficult to exploit if not for his devotion to Jade, whom he considers his charge though she is more than capable of asserting (and fighting for) herself.


Dragon Quest XI


Hendrik is a powerful tank with his access to axes, swords and greatswords providing offence, and shields for defence. He learns several devastating attacks fairly early in his skill trees, so it would be prudent to walk through Axes, Greatswords or Swords, then Shields. The Heroism tree concentrates on stat boosts, but high SP requirements make it difficult to access until late. Hendrik's magical capabilities are mostly limited to support; he has no offensive spells, but does have access to the healing tree of spells as well as Buff, Kabuff and Magic Barrier. Hendrik's Pep Powers tend to sync up with the Luminary's such as Cold Front and Double Dragon Slash.

Hendrik's true strength bears out only if the player chooses and manages to complete Hendrik's trial in "In Search of Lost Time"; doing so adds the Fraternity tree, which gives the player access to Forbearance. When coupled with Immense Defence, Hendrik can "take one for the team" in difficult fights.

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