Tiers of a Waifu

Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest is a long-running RPG franchise with a number of spin-off titles in various genres. It’s been part of the landscape my entire gaming life - Dragon Warrior III on the NES was one of the first games I ever bought.

Despite a short run with Dragon Quest VIII and an even shorter one with Dragon Quest IX, I haven’t gotten into another mainline Dragon Quest title since then. But recently I’ve been intrigued by the spin-off games such as Dragon Quest Builders and Dragon Quest Heroes. The nostalgia and familiarity of the setting make it easy to like the characters.

Waifu Tier
The best of the best. Only one character may be in this tier for a given work or medium. This character... is Mai Waifu.

Harem Tier
The characters who, while not quite waifu material, rise above the rest.