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This article is about the Devil May Cry 3 boss. You may be looking for Elder Geryon Knight, a boss in Devil May Cry 5.

Geryon, also called Timesteed[1], is a boss in Devil May Cry 3. Dante faces it in Mission 12: Hunter and hunted, and earns the Quicksilver Style for defeating it. In the Devil May Cry HD Collection, defeating Geryon earns the player the "Rough Rider" award.

AppearenceEdit

Garyon is a giant, dark blue horse with a maine and tail of light blue fire. His hooves are also covered in these flames. His eyes and mouth glow a light blue.

He pulls a black carriage that has spiked wheels. A blue glow eminates from the carraige windows.

StoryEdit

Geryon was once a horse of legend ridden by countless heroes, until ingesting demonic essence corrupted and empowered him with limited control over time. He leads a ghostly hearse, equipped with a heavy armament.[2]

When Dante first steps upon the bridge in the Underground Arena, Geryon engages him in a game of "Chicken" until the bridge collapses and they fall into a colosseum. After Dante defeats Geryon, Dante receives his soul as the Quicksilver Style.

In Devil May Cry 5, Geryon is mentioned during the fight with V and his familiars against an Elder Geryon Knight in Mission 5: The Devil Sword Sparda. Griffon is surprised that there's still another existing Geryon and thought that it was already been defeated by Dante. By which V later revealed that Geryon is actually a "rare species" and apparently not quite extinct as of yet.

StrategyEdit

Main article: Mission 12

There are two phases to the fight with Geryon: A game of "chicken", where Geryon charges at Dante over a bridge, and a gladiator-style battle with him in an arena after the bridge breaks. During both fights, Geryon possesses the ability to teleport around the battlefields by jumping into and out of portal-like holes in space-time.

Quicksilver StyleEdit

Main article: Quicksilver Style

Upon defeating Geryon, Dante receives the ability to choose Quicksilver Style. In exchange for DT, Dante can relatively slow down time around him while he moves at normal speed.

GalleryEdit

DevelopmentEdit

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Originally the designer, Daigo Ikeno, wanted to have prisoners inside the carriage.[3]

EtymologyEdit

In Greek mythology, Geryon is a giant with three bodies joined to one pair of legs. He appears in the Divine Comedy as a bear-armed dragon with a man's face and a scorpion's tail and is the Monster of Fraud. It is possible that Geryon in Devil May Cry 3 had its name switched with Beowulf. See Beowulf's Background for more information.

Geryon's design seems to be based on the Irish myth of the Cóiste Bodhar, otherwise known as the 'death coach', where the driver would sometimes be a Dullahan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Boss Room- Mission 18 "Timesteed Reborn"
  2. Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Boss File — Geryon: "Once a horse of legend ridden by countless heroes, ingesting demonsoul essence darkened his once bright soul. Has the ability to control time on a limited scale."
  3. Devil May Cry: 3142 Graphic Arts. p.031: "Looking at it now, it just screams "horse and carriage". (laughs) But that wasn't what we were going for; it's odd that it ended up looking this way. I originally designed it to have people imprisoned in the carriage, and I wish it could have turned out that way. (Ikeno)"