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- Dragon Quest III Soshite Densetsu e… (And into the Legend...)
- Original Game Console: NES
- Original Release Date: June 12, 1991
- Enhanced Remake Released for Super Famicom: December 6, 1996 (Japan
- Enhanced Remake Released for Game Boy Color: July 7, 2001
- © Square-Enix
- Series: Dragon Quest
The King of Samano is been acting very strange. He killed many
people, and imprisoned the rest. After you sneak into his room at
night and use the Mirror of Ra on him, it is revealed that he is a
Boss Troll in disguise. The actual king was imprisoned long ago,
but is freed when you beat the monster. Once you defeat the Boss
Troll, you gain the Staff of Change.
There is an item called the Staff of Change that you must use at
several points in this game. This item when used in the field will
change the party into a different character sprite, in essence they
appear to look like someone else.
But the changes it produces are random, the characters do
occasionally become a princess, woman elf, elf princess, various
other female characters appearing in the game, as well as male
characters, monsters and animals. Not a long lasting change, but it
does change what people say to you occasionally. This item is
needed to purchase from the tool shop in the Elf Village if you
take on an Elf or Dwarf form.
If you change into a monster, you will scare towns people.
This is not so much a gender transformation, as it is an
expectation that the Hero of the game was supposed to be a man. If
you select a female hero in the GameBoy Color Re-make, some people
will not recognize you as the hero, while others will just make
At the Shrine of Dharma, there is an old man that tells you he
wishes to be transformed to a sly little vixen. This transformation
does not occur, but seems to be a joke that is again explored in
Dragon Warrior VII at the same location.
The wizards and sages learn the spell "Transform." This spell
allows the character to assume the form of one of your characters.
This is really helpful when turning your weak male wizard into your
strong Amazonian warrior. This game has other mentions of Gender
transformation, and focuses a lot on personality.
There are two times that the game creates gender mistakes:
At one point in the game, the Hero is told to go to help an old man
in a field on the Western Continent. There, the old man requests
the Aid of a Merchant. Go to Ailihan and recruit a female merchant.
As soon as she starts her shop, she changes into one of the
standard town Merchants, which happens to be a plump guy with a red
The other mistake is if you make the Hero female at the beginning
of the game. She is the same as the male hero (same sprite even),
with no extra female abilities, such as she cannot equip the
Swimsuit Reveling, Magic Bikini, Dresses, nor the Hairpin (which
are female only armor).
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originally posted by sara on 2003-04-21, 8 edits, entryid=3710