This Robbin’ ‘Ood Dragon Quest cosplayer could easily beat us all to death

Dragon Quest cosplayer Kandar Robbin' 'Ood Japan

Dragon Quest is arguably the most beloved of all game series in Japan, so it’s only natural that it would inspire a lot of cosplay. A quick Google search will demonstrate that people especially like to dress as the heroes (though I did run into a super dope Zoma). However, not every cosplay requires an elaborate costume. For instance, to dress up as the character known as Robbin’ ‘Ood (originally “Kandar”), all you need is a green hood, an axe, and like a bazillion pounds of muscles:

Dragon Quest cosplayer Kandar Robbin' 'Ood Japan

Incidentally, the Max-MEN TOKYO Twitter page found a dude who fits the bill for Robbin’ ‘Ood perfectly.

Max-MEN TOKYO highlights bodybuilding, seemingly whether it’s at a competition or just out in the wild. And my god, this dude has some body proportions. His lats are more like a giant turtle shell on his back than muscles. His torso is a giant triangle attached to a giant rectangle. Each of his hips weighs more than my entire legs. This is a man who could break your neck instantly and then use your limp body as a one-handed club to kill everyone else in the room. Those are the googly eyes of death on that charming green hood.

Jokes aside, I bet this man, whoever he may be, is a big teddy bear. When you’re a behemoth like that, what’s there to be worried about aside from not fitting on a plane?

Let us know what you think of Kandar or Robbin’ ‘Ood or whatever you like to call this Dragon Quest cosplay. Now that I’ve shared this, excuse me while I go do 1,000 pull-ups.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!