Showdown!! Hadlar VS Avan is the eleventh chapter of Riku Sanjo, and Koji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai.

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Hadlar told the group of Avan that Dark King Vearn, a god of the Underworld, is his leader and their troops are far more powerful than in the old army of evil that human are not up to fight. Avan asks Hadlar if he remembers their clash from 15 years ago when he offered Avan to join his ranks, giving him half the world, which Avan refused. The fighting spirit of Avan sprang from his body and screams that Hadlar does not know pity, and even if he had accepted he would have been kill anyway. Avan added that as Hadlar is just an underling, Avan does not believe that Vearn would allow him to offer half the world. Hadlar angry at this insult decides to not spare the disciple of Avan. Brass and Pop get scared by looking at his master trying to counter the Kaboom of Hadlar by Avan Strash. After the spotlight explosion, Dai sees that Avan's attack managed to scrape Hadlar. Hadlar remarks that this attack is dangerous as he has already been killed once by it. Hadlar, heals, and adds that now it is not as dangerous anymore. Pop and Dai are afraid for their master. Pop, restrains Dai from going. Dai replied that he would fight. Pop find it crazy to attack the Supreme Commander. Dai notes that Avan has almost no energy because he used Puff! to train him and Brass states that this technique consumes 3-4 times more energy than normal spells. Pop wonders if Avan reached those limits.

When Hadlar would give the final blow to Avan, Dai attacks Hadlar who easily stops the sword strike. Pop rushes to retrieve Dai. Hadlar tells them that they are so insignificant, they should stay away. Then, when the party goes behind Hadlar. Hadlar remarks that he bleeds, and realizes that it was from Dai earlier assault. Annoyed Hadlar prepares to launch a powerful attack at them. Fearing for them, Avan jumps at Hadlar's blow, ending with a big explosion.


in Order of Appearance

  • Hadlar
  • Avan
  • Brass
  • Dai
  • Popp
  • Gomechan

Battles & Events

Spells/Abilities/Items used

Spells used

Abilities used

  • Avan Strash (Avan)

Items used


Birth Arc Gathering Arc →
1991 Episodes
2020 Episodes
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Story Arcs
Birth Arc
Chapters 123456789101112131415
1991 Episodes 123456789
2020 Episodes 123456
Films The Adventure of Dai The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (partial)
Gathering Arc
Chapters 1617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647
1991 Episodes 91011121314151617181920212223242526
2020 Episodes 678910111213
Films The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (partial)
Clash Arc
Chapters 48495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
1991 Episodes 27282930313233343536373839
2020 Episodes 1415161718192021
Films The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals (partial)
Destiny Arc
Chapters 767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117
1991 Episodes 40414243444546
2020 Episodes 22232425262728
Holy Sword Arc
Chapters 118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151
Epic Challenge Arc
Chapters 152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200
Holy Ordeal Arc
Chapters 201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232
Halo Arc
Chapters 233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273274275276277278279280281282
Blood Fight Arc
Chapters 283284285286287288289290291292293294295296297298299300301302303304305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333
Flash of Light Arc
Chapters 334335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349
Chapters Avan, The Hero — Side Story
Films The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals
Games Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 ProfessionalDragon Quest Monsters: Super LightDragon Quest of the StarsJump Force The Adventure of Dai - Portable Adventure The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade The Adventure of Dai - A Hero's Bonds The Adventure of Dai – Infinity Strash
Spinoffs Dai no Daibōken Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maou The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade
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