In-game painting of Duvroc
|Ruler of||Kingdom of The Jolly|
|Captured Princess||Princess Bouquet|
- "Uhh... I am Duvroc, I hope the whole world gets drunk. Now then...cheers!"
- — Duvroc
King Duvroc (ドブローク, Doburōku) is the easy-going king of the Kingdom of The Jolly, and the second or third king fought by King Corobo. Duvroc is a violent alcoholic, to the point where he is almost constantly drunk on beer. His drinking is ruining his family life, with his wife phoning in on him to make sure he's not partying, and his daughter hiding herself in a vase to avoid him as much as possible. Later, he becomes Corobo's father-in-law.
Duvroc relies on stimulation from partying to cope, claiming something fun always happens when one is drunk. His main rule in life is to have fun and get drunk, which supposedly brings peace and avoids violence. This is a rule which Pancho seems to agree with.
Duvroc is a middle-aged man with dark brown hair, parted into two tufts on either side of his head. He sports a matching beard and moustache under a large red nose, and prominent chest hair. Duvroc is almost entirely naked at his parties, save for a pair of blue and white striped underwear, a tattered cape, and a crown holding a bottle of alcohol.
Duvroc first makes himself known through an invitation to Corobo, which requests the young king to join his party. Throughout his Kingdom, signs reinforce the idea of peace through partying, and no violence. However, upon Corobo's arrival, Duvroc is disappointed that Corobo is not having fun and his drunkenness gets the better of him, causing him to start a fight.
After the fight has gone on for some time, Duvroc's wife phones him and demands he comes home.
After Corobo converts the Kingdom of the Jolly into the King's Natural Reserve, Duvroc stays at his party spot under the Giant Cherry Blossom, mumbling insults at Corobo for ruining his fun and taking his daughter, as well as spouting that he wants soup to cure his hunger.
Duvroc makes a brief appearance in the King Omelet quiz battle, where Corobo is asked to identify the real King Duvroc. These fake Duvrocs mimic his battle, but have much less health.During the Huge Earthquake cutscene, Duvroc is seen passed out drunk, missing the entire event. Towards the end of the story, Duvroc appears on a flying cloud, breathing fire at the Flying Machine during the journey into space. A cardboard cutout of him appears later in that same journey. The inspiration behind King Duvroc can be seen in the Sketchbook in the World of God.
Duvroc is fought in the Royal Arbor region.
Duvroc stands atop a pile of beer crates. Soldiers can instantly jump up to him to deal damage, but all other classes will sit around the base of the crate tower and attack it instead. Every time a crate is destroyed, the tower will shorten, and Duvroc will be briefly stunned. Once the entire tower is destroyed, all citizens will be able to directly attack Duvroc.
Several drunk Onii are dotted around the battlefield, attacking Corobo and his citizens with beer bottle melee attacks. After a quarter of Duvroc's Life is depleted, more Onii appear outside of the arena, throwing rocks and pots over the fences at Corobo and his Royal Guard. After half is depleted, Onii Hoppers will enter the arena and guard Duvroc. After three quarters are depleted, Onii Men will also enter the arena and guard Duvroc.
With the exception of the Cossack dance, Duvroc's attacks are all signified by him cheering ("Kanpai!") and chugging his bottle, lasting about 5 seconds. One of the six "beer breath" attacks will then be performed at random.
|Long fire breath||Area-of-effect, Burn||Breathes fire in a line forward, emits fire trails that snake across the ground|
|Circular fire breath||Area-of-effect, Burn||Breathes fire in a circle around crate tower, emits fire trails that snake across the ground|
|Long ice breath||Area-of-effect, Snowman||Breathes ice in a line forward, causes icicles to drop from the sky - icicles can be destroyed in one hit|
|Circular ice breath||Area-of-effect, Snowman||Breathes ice in a circle around crate tower, causes icicles to drop from the sky - icicles can be destroyed in one hit|
|Cossack dance||Constant Melee||Performed when attacked by Soldiers, kicks one Soldier off every
so often for 1 hit of damage, prevents breath attacks for a while
|Vomits lava||Area-of-effect, Burn||Spews a pool of lava that sits at the foot of the beer crate tower for a while|
|Burp||None||Shares start-up animation with other breath attacks but does nothing, acts as an opening for Corobo to attack|
|Soldier||Recommended by God. Soldiers will instantly jump to Duvroc to attack him, but will take damage and be knocked off periodically.|
|Animal Hunter||Duvroc will take damage from arrows, which can reach him even with a full crate tower.|
|Buff Lumberjack||All other Jobs will attack the base of the crate tower, but Lumberjacks have the fastest rate of destruction.|
|Hardworking Farmer||Hot Spring in the southeastern part of the arena. Geyser in the southwestern part.|
Duvroc's battle theme is a high-tempo rendition of Bizet's "Carmen - Habanera" with a heavy percussion; this piece loops three times, with each loop being faster and having slightly different instrumentation. His intro theme is based on Noh, as with the Kingdom of the Jolly's theme.
See article: Duvroc/Quotes
Duvroc's Japanese name is Doburōku, which resembles Doburoku, a type of sake or Japanese alcohol. This makes sense, as Duvroc loves alcohol and his kingdom is themed after Japan.
Name in other languages
|Dovrork / Doburoku|
- Duvroc has a daughter, who is in fact Princess Bouquet. This is verified several times when Duvroc and Bouquet mention one another. Bouquet even makes a request that Corobo tells her father, Duvroc, that she's doing well and that she misses him. Her name is also a reference to this: as well as referring to a bow of flowers, bouquet is also a term used to describe the scent of wine, an alcohol.
- Despite his beer crates being seemingly made of wood, the Buff Lumberjack is no more effective at destroying them than the other jobs.
- During King Omelet's quiz, as well as having a question completely based on his appearance, Duvroc also appears as an answer to the final question. His ultimate question is "What's wrong with a little booze? That's the question."
- As with almost all characters, Duvroc's Henteko Speech is based on excerpts of real languages. In his case, his language is Japanese, which is fitting given his Kingdom's cherry blossom aesthetic. "Kanpai!" is Japanese for "Cheers!"
- Before Duvroc's cutscene begins, Corobo and the Royal Guard switch to Defense Formation, even if Corobo has not purchased this Formation yet.
- In an interview, Director and Producer Yoshiro Kimura stated that Duvroc was based on his own love of beer, and how drinking can become unhealthy and addictive.