Dragon Quest XI
DQXI Hero art
Japanese name イレブン
Rōmaji Irebun
Gender Male
Title(s) Prince of Dundrasil
Chosen of Yggdrasil
Class Hero
Race(s) Human
Age 16-17
Family King Irwin (father)
Queen Eleanor (mother)
Rab (grandfather)
Amber (adoptive mother)
Chalky (adoptive grandfather)
Gemma (companion)

The Luminary of Dragon Quest XI is a young man from the village of Cobblestone. He is the reincarnation of an ancient hero who once saved the world. On his sixteenth birthday, he sets out on his journey in order to fulfill his destiny.


The present Luminary is a young man with blue eyes and brown chin-length hair in a bob cut. On his left hand, he bears a mysterious mark that has appeared since the day he was born. The mark glows when the hero is in danger. He wears a long, sleeveless brown and purple leather tunic over a black long-sleeved shirt, brown trousers, and tan leather boots. Around his waist, he wears a leather belt with a small bag attached and he carries a scabbard across his back.


While some of his personality is determined by the player's choices as is traditional in Dragon Quest games, the Luminary departs from the bold, forthright heroes of ages past. As the perceived chosen of Yggdrasil, many revere him and have gone to great lengths to see to his care until the appointed time. As such, this young man has lived a very sheltered existence, and is mostly unaware of what lies in store for him. In flashbacks, he is very much a typical boy, though unsure of his place in the world and how to deal with life. Also unlike heroes of the past, he is easily manipulated by his own fears and insecurities. Yet throughout his journey, he will grow into the hero that the world knows him to be.


Dragon Quest XI

The Luminary was born into a great destiny, said to be the reincarnation of a great hero who saved the world in the past. He was born on the same day as Gemma, a girl from the village of Cobblestone who becomes his childhood friend. On their birthday when they reach adulthood, the two celebrate together before the young man sets out on his journey to fulfill his destiny. He comes into conflict with the Kingdom of Heliodor, whose king is sceptical of his claims and declares him to be the harbinger of doom.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. series

The Luminary appears as the default costume for the DLC character based on the Hero of the franchise. [1]


  • This Hero has some similarities with some of the heroes from previous games:
    • He comes from a lineage of previous heroes, much like the original Hero and the Prince of Midenhall.
    • He sets out on his journey on his birthday, similar to Erdrick. He is also seen wielding Erdrick's sword in the opening video.
    • He was born with a mysterious mark on his left hand, much like the Hero of Dragon Quest VII. It is said to bestow him with mysterious powers and glows in times of danger.
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  1. Via Business Insider

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