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Nelgel the Netherlord (The Netherfiend in his second form) is the primary antagonist and final boss in the first version of Dragon Quest X. A demon born from the evil ritual performed by the follower of Nerodus, Razerburn, 500 years prior, Nelgel, styling himself as a supreme god of death, assisted his ally, Maldragora the Worldbreaker, in his demonic invasion of Astoltia by sealing Rendacia behind a veil of darkness, and destroying the village of Tenton.

Once bested, he prayed to the supreme source of all darkness for power, but even when transformed into the Netherfiend, he was still defeated and destroyed for good.

During the 10th anniversary celebration, Nelgel is revived, stonger than ever, but he is once again defeated. However, as he has dominion over death, Nelgel promises that, as long as the Hero would continue to slay enemies, he will rise again in the future, leaving a menacing warning that they will meet again someday.

Appearance[]

Nelgel has a rather dandified appearance, with purple skin and a young man's visage, white long hair and goat-like horns. He wears a green striped suit with a cape and an animal skull ornament at the chest. He bears the Netherscythe, a weapon that can cut through dimensions.

Personality[]

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Appearances[]

Main Games[]

Dragon Quest X[]

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Battles[]
First Forme[]
# - Nelgel the Netherlord
??? Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
7,254 999 370 305 486
Exp Gold Drop None
0 0 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Sometimes acts twice
Always acts twice
Flashes a frosty smile
Call Servants (Summons his 2 Archdemon bodyguards and a Belial)
Lullab-Eye
Netherscythe
Disruptive Wave
Gate of the Underworld
Miasma Pellet
Spells
Kasap
Midheal
Moreheal
Haunts at:
Heart of Hades


Final Forme[]
# - Nelgel the Netherfiend
??? Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
5,545 999 421 370 972
Exp Gold Drop None
20,880 800 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Desperate attack
Metor Shower
Disruptive Wave
Party Pooper
War Cry
Purgatory Fire
Spells
Kacrack (When the left arm is present)
Kafrizz (When the left arm is present)
Kazam (When the left arm is present)
Kazammle
Kacrackle
Kaboomle
Haunts at:
Heart of Hades


Strong First Forme[]
# - Nelgel the Netherlord
??? Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
18304 9999 759 408 918
Exp Gold Drop None
0 0 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Occasionally acts twice per turn
Always acts twice per turn
Calls for backup (2 Archdemons)
Call Servants (Summons Atlas, Pazuzu, and Belial)
Netherscythe
Miasma Pellet
Gate of the Dark World
Disruptive Wave
Spells
Kasap
Oomph
Midheal
Moreheal
Haunts at:
Heart of Hell


Strong Final Forme[]
# - Nelgel the Netherfiend
??? Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
22563 9999 930 545 1224
Exp Gold Drop {{{drop}}}
6000 300 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Occasionally acts twice per turn
Desperate attack
Supercompensation
Super Meteor Shower
Disruptive Wave
Party Pooper
Purgatory Flame
Total War Cry
Complete Attack Guard
Complete Spell Guard
Spells
Kafrizzle
Kacrackle
Kazammle
Kaboomle
Haunts at:
Unknown


Revived Nelgel (蘇りしネルゲル)[]
# - Revived Nelgel
??? Family
No Image HP MP Attack Defence Weight
362540 9999 1420
1721
855
1070
1986
2472
Exp Gold Drop None
10000 10 G
Note:
Abilities
Normal attack
Desperate attack*
Miasma Pellet
Netherscythe
Lullab-Eye
Gate of the Underworld
Magical Bullets
Netherlord's Scythe
Shadow Dance
Disturbasychte
Party Pooper*
Purgatory Flame*
Super Meteor Shower*
Netherefresh
Demise Decadence
Spells
Godspeed Melagaia
Consecutive Dolmadon
Kacrackle*
Haunts at:
Unknown


Monster series[]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[]

Synthesis[]
Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Synthesising
Monster Monster Result
Unknown + Unknown = Unknown


Rank and Slot No.[]
Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key Rank and Slot No.
Rank Unknown
Slot No. Unknown


Gallery[]

Etymology[]

The name "Nelgel" is a possible corruption of Nergal, the name of a deity often portrayed as demon working closely with Satan. This is rather fitting, given how Nelgel's actions were completely by order of his ally, Maldragora. The name "Meiou" comes from the old Habsburg motto, meaning destiny to rule the world. This is also fitting, given how Nelgel is ruling Astoltia on Maldragora's behalf.

Trivia[]

  • Although numerous romanizations of ネルゲル can be found across the Internet, the romanization "Nelgel" appears to be the most agreed upon among fans. It was confirmed as the official name in Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition and his reappearance in Dragon Quest Tact, years later.
    • Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition instead uses "Meiou Nerugeru" and "Meijuuou Nerugeru".
  • Nelgel is the only Dragon Quest villain to succeed in killing the Hero. The only other to succeed in this endeavor is Patriarch Orstov.
    • In addition, he is the first Dragon Quest villain since Mortamor to appear on the box art for his respective game.
  • Nelgel's appearance and overall demeanor is reminiscent to that of Orgodemir, and bears a strong resemblance to Whis from Dragon Ball Z.
    • His antagonistic nature and the fact that he has a scythe also means he that bears a strong resemblance to Magus from Chrono Trigger.

Other Languages[]

Other languages
French Unknown
German Nelgel der Niederträchtige
Spanish Nérgal
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese 冥王內爾格爾
Korean 명왕 네르게르

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