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Dwarf Elder

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Dwarf Elder
Dwarf Elder SOM remake screenshot.png
Secret of Mana (remake) render
First appearance Secret of Mana (1993)
Latest appearance Secret of Mana HD (2018)
Title(s) Dwarf Elder
Homeland Dwarf Village
Faction His own
Role Support
Gender Male
Species Dwarf
Voice actor(s) Eng: John Francis SeoM HD

Dwarf Elder is a supporting character in Secret of Mana.


The Dwarf Elder is the chief of the Dwarf Village. Shortly before the events of the game, he rescued an amesiac Popoi stranded inside Gaia's Navel who was brought in by a recent flood. Possibly become of the sprite's unusual appearance, he came up with the idea of setting up a show to attract gullible tourists in order to make them both rich.


Secret of Mana[edit]

Randi meets with the Dwarf Elder in Dwarf Village by attending his shoddy sideshow near his home. During the performance, he indroduces a sprite child under the spotlight, claiming they have a 50,000 GP debt to pay off. The poor sprite asks for Randi's good grace by donating 100 GP. After the seedy performance, the hero overhears the scheming duo rejoicing over his foolishness, but panic as they realize Randi was listening to their ploy. The Dwarf Elder apologizes, telling the child is really a stray sprite who washed up during a recent flood. He thought he could raise money to send them home. The swindlers refund Randi's money before him leaving the premise. Upon exiting the elder's house, the hero is immediately caught up by a quake, sending him in a cave to battle Tropicallo.

After defeating the monster, the Elder thanks the hero for taking care of the threat, then explains that the sprite developed amnesia from drifting inside Gaia's Navel. He also mention that Tropicallo unearthed the path to the Underground Palace which could help the sprite's memory by interacting with its Mana Seed. In the end, Popoi decides to accompany Randi in their quest to head home safely. The Dwarf Elder mentions that Elinee the witch sealed the palace with a lava field, therefore Randi and Popoi must go to the Witch's Castle to ask her to remove the seal. He gives the team the Chobin's Bow as a parting gift before leading them to the village's entrance.

A while later, Randi and crew decide to chase after the thieves who stole the Mana Seed from the Water Palace, their tracks leading to Gaia's Navel. There, they find Gemma and the Dwarf Elder looking at a giant hole in the middle of the central plaza. Gemma explains that the thieves are after the Mana Seed of the Underground Palace, as they intend to dig underneath the temple to reach it. Gemma heads to the palace while he entrust the trio to stop them from reaching the next seed. After defeating the evildoers, the Elder thanks the party again, commenting on them looking more mature. He gives them the Midge Mallet, saying he used it during the show to change the sprite's size.

Echoes of Mana[edit]

Pity Peddlers

The Dwarf Elder makes a cameo in the memory gem Pity Peddlers.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Like other dwarves, the Elder has a short, stout stature with a black, void-like face and yellow glowing eyes. He wears a heavy metal helmet adorned with horns and an orange plume on his head and sports a white beard hiding most of his torso. His body is covered with an orange sleeveless tunic with green overalls underneath. He also wears pointy metal clogs.


While not necessarily mischievous, the Dwarf Elder shows a bit of an opportunistic side when it comes to making a quick buck out of someone's misfortune. He is also initially shown to have no shame in ripping off Randi during his freak show and using Popoi to attract unaware tourists. He quickly makes amends after his plans are foiled, however, and remain friendly and helpful for the remainder of the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドワーフ長老
Dowāfu chōrō
Dwarf Elder
Spanish Jefe Chief
French Ancien (SNES)
Chef (3D)
Elder (SNES)
Chief (3D)
German Ältester (SNES & 3D) Elder


Rabite icon EOM artwork.png Randi --"Whoa! What's a Rabite doing in a place like this?"
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