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Dirk the Daring
Dirk
Dragon's Lair

Character Type:

Playable

Initial Level:

13

Class:

Warrior

Affliation:

Lawful Good

Appearance:

Chapter 0: Untold Prologue

Original appearance:

Dragon's Lair (1983)

Dirk is a character and the main protagonist from the Dragon's Lair franchise published by Cinematronics. Dragon's Lair was one of the most successful FMV games with the gameplay selecting a direction or pressing the sword button with correct timing. It was first released in the arcades in June of 1983. The game's animations is created by an ex-Disney animator Don Bluth.

The success of the game sparked numerous home ports, sequels, a cartoon show, and related games. In the 21st century, it has been repackaged in a number of formats (such as for the iPhone) as a "retro" or historic game.

HistoryEdit

Dirk attempted to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe, who has locked Daphne in a wizard's castle. Dirk must traverse through the castle to save Princess Daphne and slay the dragon Singe.

In the sequel, Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp, Dirk embarked on another adventure to save Daphne from an evil wizard named Mordroc by traveling through time.

The comedy of the game stemmed not only from the bizarre looking creatures and death scenes, but also the fact that while Dirk was a skilled knight, he was somewhat clumsy in his efforts, as well as being a reluctant hero, prone to shrieking and reacting in horror to the various dangers he encountered.

Dirk rarely spoke in the games. Besides screaming and shrieking, he only muttered "Uh-oh," and exclaimed "Wow!" in the first game, but in the end of the sequel, Dirk actually can talk when he called Daphne by her name.

Role in RakenzarnEdit

Dirk

Dirk's character sprite

Dirk appears in the game as a member of the Nutsy Guild. He's quite experienced with mythical creatures such as dragons which he frequently fought.

Surprisingly, Dirk can talk in the game with a Old English accent, but maintains his clumsiness and his funny side. A running gag of the game is whenever Daffy Duck plans something, Dirk is always the victim.

RecruitEdit

After completing Chapter 3, players must immediately talk to Dirk. He'll automatically join the party if Kyuu admits he still needs help getting around Rakenzarn.

Dirk is a Glass Cannon. He is one of the slowest characters but has very strong physical attacks. He also utilizes elemental skills embedded on his sword, which can either damage an enemy with Earth element or exposes the enemy type for a large amount of damage. His weapon is a broadsword.

However, Dirk is one of the few party members who doesn't possess any magic. His INT is only 10 and it stays that way, no matter how many times Dirk is leveled up. His major weakness is magic.

GalleryEdit

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