This mascot papercraft is the Slime, based on the video game "Dragon Quest", is a recurring enemy in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the very first game, Slimes have since become the series' mascot due to their popularity and iconic qualities. The basic slime has been in every Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior game to date. The paper toy is designed by CCPapercrafts.
The Slime is the mascot of the Dragon Quest role-playing video game franchise. Designed by Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame, the basic slime resembles a water drop with two large eyes and a big smile. It made its first appearance in Dragon Warrior as the weakest enemy in the game, and usually the first the player encounters and it continues its history as a weak enemy in the series. It can be often seen representing the Enix side of the Square-Enix merger. Its counterpart is the chocobo, which represents Square. The two creatures decorate the front of the official Square-Enix store, as well as its shopping bags. Slime also appeared in three crossover games along with the characters from Nintendo's Mario franchise: Itadaki Street DS, Mario Sports Mix, and Fortune Street.
The Slime is also the protagonist of its own spinoff games, Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest, a Japanese Game Boy Advance title. It was followed by Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, which was released worldwide, for the Nintendo DS. These games follow a nation of slimes who are intelligent, and civilized, but also cute and somewhat comical.
The Slime shares its name with characters from other games, including many other role-playing video games, such as an enemy monster from Namco's The Tower of Druaga, which was released two years prior to the first Dragon Quest game.
The basic Slime is known for its onion/droplet shape, round eyes, and goofy, toothless smile, the former two traits having become the ones shared amongst nearly all other Slimes.
They are typically the weakest enemies in every game, having no abilities and being easily disposed of, and likely the first monster the player ever encounters in a battle. However, starting with Dragon Quest IV, there will occasionally be stronger Slimes that can call on others of their kind; they may form a King Slime when eight gather and starting in Dragon Quest IX three slimes may join to form the Slime Stack. In the DS remake of Dragon Quest IV, these Slimes appear under slimification in 'The Big Book of Beasts'.
In some games, slimes can be domesticated into pets and others have gained the ability to speak to humans in their own tongue. In Dragon Quest IX, all slimes have a certain verbal tic, goo, which can replace words like good, and slime can replace time.
There are orange, blue, green and metal four versions for this paper toy, you can download them here: Dragon Quest - Slime Mascot Papercraft Free Download