introductionDekar made his debut in Estpolis Biography II, a 16-bit RPG released in 1995 in Japan (the game made it to North America a year later). He was one of seven playable characters. As a fighter, he was the stereotypical muscle man; as a character, he shouldered most of the game's comedy relief. Strong, handsome and a little lovesick, he was nevertheless totally incapable of getting a girl because of his arrogance and stupidity. But among fans, he is very well-received. He is the fan favorite of the series, bar none.
The third entry in the Estpolis series occurred about 200 years after Estpolis II and consequently didn't feature Dekar at all (although there is this curiously-named Deckard character...). In 2004, the fourth entry was released, as a gaiden or side-story that occurred twenty years after Estpolis II. In Estpolis Gaiden, Dekar was again a playable character for a portion of the game, but he was twenty years older and not as strong as he used to be (but definitely smarter).
Six years later, a three-dimensional upgrade of Estpolis II is released. The Lands Cursed by the Gods shows off a completely redesigned Dekar. He's no longer a swordsman, but rather a jack of all trades in weaponry, and he traded his suit of armor for a more modern outfit. Nevertheless, he is still the same arrogant fighter we know and love.
Dekar has been around for almost twenty years, has survived the aging process and a total redesign, and yet still manages to be as beloved as ever.
// statsBelow is a comparison of Dekar's stats from all three Estpolis games.
|Estpolis II||Estpolis Gaiden||Estpolis: Lands|
|Height||185 cm (6'2")||---||185 cm|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lbs.)||---||---|
|Weapon||unofficially, heavy swords and axes||unofficially, light and heavy swords||any|
// "official" descriptions
From the Lufia II instruction manualClick here.
From the Estpolis Biography Soundtrack CD liner notes
Hidecka - Self-Proclaimed Strongest Man on Earth
"Not to brag, but my skills with the sword are immortal!"
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Hidecka is the strongest warrior in the service of the king of Bound Kingdom. His skills want for nothing, and after his sword swings by, no one is left standing.
With his supreme strength and manly physique, one would think that he'd be quite in demand with the local girls, but he's really so dumb that they don't want to have anything to do with him.
From the official website for Lufia: Curse of the SinistralsClick here.
From the official website for Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the GodsClick here (in Japanese).