Finis Demons are a family of lesser demons that appear in Devil May Cry 2. Each type of Finis Demon is an iron gibbet containing a human criminal's skeleton which is animated by its dark energies.[1] The three types of Finis Demon are the Agonofinis, the Terreofinis, and the Mortfinis.

Description[edit | edit source]

Agonofinis[edit | edit source]

The Agonofinis (Lat: ""Bound Agony"") is a bone-white Finis Demon that first appears in Mission 1 of Dante's scenario. It is animated by its "unfathomable agony".[2]

Terreofinis[edit | edit source]

The Terreofinis (Lat: ""Bound Terror"") is a steel-gray Finis Demon that first appears in Mission 7 of Dante's scenario. It is animated by its "ineffable terror".[3] They are stronger than Agonofinis.

Mortfinis[edit | edit source]

The Mortfinis (Lat: ""Bound Death"") is a blood-red Finis Demon. It is animated by its "ruthless death".[4] These are the strongest of Finis demons.

File[edit | edit source]

Devil May Cry 2 Japanese version Manual[edit | edit source]

Demonology — Agonofinis[5]

Japanese text

この人型をした鉄の檻は本来、咎人を身動きもできぬほど緊密に拘束し、ついには衆人環視の中で餓死させるという、残酷極まりない刑具であった。やがて刑死者、なかんずく無実の罪で屠られた者の怨念が、虚ろな刑具を魔性の存在に変えた。これらの報復者たちは、刑死者の受けた苦痛、恐怖、そして死を広めるべく、命ある者を求めて彷徨うのである。

Unofficial translation

This human-shaped iron cage was, originally, an extremely cruel punishment instrument that restrained convicts so tightly that they couldn't even move, and finally let them die of starvation in front of the public. Eventually grudges of the executed, especially those slaughtered on false charges, have turned the hollow instruments into demonic beings. These avengers are wandering in search of living people to spread the agony, terror and death the executed suffered.

Devil May Cry 2[edit | edit source]

Enemy File — Agonofinis

English version

Iron cage, which had been used to bind and starve criminals, has come to attack living people.

Japanese version

罪人を拘束し餓死させるための鉄の檻が刑死者の怨念に操られて生者を襲うようになった
このアゴノフィニスを動かすのはこの上ない「苦痛」である

Unofficial translation

An iron cage, used for binding and starving criminals, has been animated by the resentments of the executed and come to attack the living.
What animates the Agonofinis is its unfathomable "Agony".

Enemy File — Terreofinis

English version

The energy that controls this monster is their "ineffable terror".

Japanese version

罪人を拘束し餓死させるための鉄の檻が刑死者の怨念に操られて生者を襲うようになった
このテレオフィニスを動かすのは言語を絶する「恐怖」である

Unofficial translation

An iron cage, used for binding and starving criminals, has been animated by the resentments of the executed and come to attack the living.
What animates the Terreofinis is its ineffable "Terror".

Enemy File — Mortfinis

English version

The energy that controls this monster is their "ruthless death".

Japanese version

罪人を拘束し餓死させるための鉄の檻が刑死者の怨念に操られて生者を襲うようになった
このモルトフィニスを動かすのは非情なる「死」そのものである

Unofficial translation

An iron cage, used for binding and starving criminals, has been animated by the resentments of the executed and come to attack the living.
What animates the Mortfinis is unfeeling "Death" itself.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Though Finis Demons generally try to overwhelm the player with great numbers, they are slow and can be easily led into striking their own allies. They are also weak to Lightning-elemental attacks.

Finis Demons are able to wield a pair giant cleavers, a pair of saw-edged shields, long swords or no weapon at all, which changes their attacks. Cleaver and sword using enemies attempt to slash the character multiple times, and on higher difficulties gain a spinning attack (cleavers) or a powerful lunging stab (swords). Shield using enemies usually throw their shield from a distance as a means of offense, which makes them more dangerous than other types. On higher difficulties they can also try to roll into the character at close range. Finally, unarmed Finis demons jump towards the player and attempt to trap them inside themself, which both deals damage and immobilizes, allowing other enemies to attack unimpeded. If the character is trapped, it's possible to break out by rapidly pressing buttons.

Appearances in Other Media[edit | edit source]

Agonofinis in TEPPEN.

TEPPEN[edit | edit source]

The Agonofinis was added to TEPPEN via its "The Force Seekers" expansion. It's featured in one purple unit card.

Background[edit | edit source]

Gibbeting is an execution method used on pirates, thieves, and highwaymen which involves encasing the criminal within a small iron cage after they were hanged. The corpse would later be hung up from a post to discourage people from committing similar offenses. In some cases, the criminal was kept alive so they would die of thirst.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Agonofinis: "Iron cage, which had been used to bind and starve criminals, has come to attack living people."
  2. Devil May Cry 2 (Japanese release), Enemy File — Agonofinis: "What animates the Agonofinis is its unfathomable "Agony"."
  3. Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Terreofinis: "The energy that controls this monster is their "ineffable terror"."
  4. Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Mortfinis: "The energy that controls this monster is their "ruthless death"."
  5. Devil May Cry 2 (Japanese release) Manual, p.20


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