Psaro the Manslayer (formerly Death Psaro and Necrosaro) is the final boss of Dragon Quest IV and a recurring monster in the series. Having learnt and used the Secret of Evolution on himself while equipping the Armlet of Transmutation has turned him into an even more hideous and hard-to-destroy new life form.
Psaro hates and is in turn reviled by humans, but revered by demons and the inhabitants of Rosehill. When Rose, his lover, was attacked by humans for the ruby tears she sheds as an elf, he protected her by concealing her in a small fortress he built far away from human settlements. The town of Rosehill grew up around it as others looking for shelter from humans relocated there. Psaro paid frequent visits to Rosehill in order to see Rose; he told her of his plans to destroy humanity to free the world for demons, and continued on with righteousness in spite of her pleas to stop and try for coexistence.
Towards the end of the game, Aamon has Rose murdered, causing Psaro to go insane. He loses what little inhibition Rose had given him and uses the Secret of Evolution to transform into a monster, destroying his personality as an unavoidable side-effect. The only thing he remembers is his desire to destroy humanity. However, before he can unleash his worst, the Hero confronts and defeats him, saving the world. However, once you beat Foo Yung and Chow Mien, there will be an event following with Rose coming back to life and Psaro joining your team.
Psaro the Manslayer is fought at the very end of the original game. He is notably one of the very first, if not the first, on-screen transforming final bosses in video game history, setting a longstanding trend. This battle is a test of endurance more than anything, as Psaro's only tricks are ones used by other bosses earlier on, so the player should already be familiar with the methods of dealing with them. He has seven different forms, effectively undergoing a metamorphosis:
In this phase, Psaro relies on direct melee attacks.
This phase occurs when he loses right arm. With only one hand, he can only attack once per round.
This phase occurs when he loses his other arm. Without his weapon hands, Psaro switches to spellcasting.
At this point he discards his head.....and his abdomen turns green and morphs into a face. He starts using Disruptive Wave and breath attacks at this point.
He grows new arms....and proceeds to start hitting you with them.
He grows new legs, but uses same strategy.
In his ultimate form, Psaro grows a new head with three eyes, and immediately casts Bounce. The music changes to "Incarnation of Evil."
Psaro appears along with the other characters from Dragon Quest IV if the player chooses to have Reaper's Peak inhabited by characters from Dragon Quest IV. In this version of Reaper's Peak, he and Rose are living in the Hero's house.
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|Description: Toughens up with Kabuff, then --- Shazam! --- hits hard with Kazam. Keep him under control with water-based warcraft.
A tragic figure who forsook his normal form to wreak revenge on the mortals who murdered his beloved.
The quote he says before you fight him as a legacy boss is the same one he says when you fight him in Dragon Quest 4.
Battle Strategy You should have a Priest and/or a Sage in your party. Equip that character with Minstrel's Manual to enable Gritty Ditty. The other three characters can be Warriors and/or Paladins. Equip these with Falcon Blades or Uber Falcon Blades. One of your fighters needs to have learned Fource abilities, equip that character with 'Armamentalist's Album' to use Fources on all party members. Equip your healer and Fource caster with Meteorite Bracers or at least Agility Rings.
Remaining Turns: Continue to Falcon Slash with fighters. Healer can either attack to drain MP or heal as needed.
If the boss uses Disruptive Wave, start the above steps over.
Monster Series Appearances
Boss of the Gate of Extinction, Psaro (then Pizzaro) is confronted by Terry shortly after voicing his desire to eliminate all humans.
Recipe: Pizzaro x Gorago, or Pizzaro x KingLeo
Psaro appears in his final form as a rank X member of the material family and can be obtained by synthesizing a Ruin and Roseguardin together. His Manslayer title is reflected in his default nicknames, all of which contain 'slay'.
You can get him by synthesizing a Roseguardin and a Ruin together.
- There are two Psaros in the remake; the other one is a gender-confused naked man.
- In the game 3D Dot Game Heroes if the player stays at a certain inn they will have a dream that heavily parodies Psaro and his attack on the human race except Rosa is unharmed, he decides to attack for no reason.
|Spanish||Psaro el Carnicero|
Psaro il Massacratore
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