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