Martial Artist

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Martial Artist
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Official artwork of the male and female Martial Artists from Dragon Quest III.
Universe Dragon Quest
Debut Dragon Quest III (1988)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Dragon Quest XI S (2019)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Human
Created by Yuji Horii
Designed by Akira Toriyama
Article on Dragon Quest Wiki Martial Artist

The Martial Artist (武闘家, Martial Artist), previously known as Fighter, is a class and are reoccurring characters in the Dragon Quest series.

Origin[edit]

In Dragon Quest III, the idea of a customizable party system was introduced to the series. This system allowed the player to choose what vocations they wanted to help fight alongside them. Among those vocations was the Martial Artist, a class that possess low magic capability, but compensates with high Strength, Agility, and Resilience. In games such as Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest IX, the player gains the ability to change an established character's vocation, the Martial Artist being one of the basic ones.

In some games, specific characters fit the archetype of a Martial Artist, such as Jade from Dragon Quest XI, Alena from Dragon Quest IV, and Carver from Dragon Quest VI. Additionally, Martial Artists can be found as NPCs in some of the games.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a costume[edit]

A pair of Mii Brawlers wearing the Martial Artist wig and gi.

Both the male and female versions of the Martial Artist appears as DLC Mii Costume for the Mii Brawler. The costumes, as well as the Miis used to showcase them in promotional material, are based on the designs from the class's debut appearance in Dragon Quest III.