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Geryon also referred to as Timesteed[1] is a member of the rare "Geryon" species, demonic horses capable of manipulating time. It was believed to be the last member of its species, until the Elder Geryon was discovered.

It 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.


Geryon is a type of demonic horse capable of localized control of time. The demon steed Geryon resembles an enormous, dark hued horse with a mane and tail of blue flame, it's hooves, mouth and eyes also possessing a blue glow. Geryon pulls a large hearse made of black steel, with wheels featuring sharp spikes along the rims.


Devil May Cry 3[]

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

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.

Devil May Cry 5[]

At some point, V and his familiar, Griffon, learned of Dante's battle with Geryon. They were later surprised to discover the Elder Geryon, a relative of Geryon's.[3]


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 Style[]

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.



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Originally the designer, Daigo Ikeno, wanted to have prisoners inside the carriage.[4]

Background and Etymology[]

Geryon appears in the Divine Comedy, as a chthonic demon sharing little but name with its appearance in Greek myth. It represented violence and fraud, and had the body of a winged dragon, the arms of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the face of an honest man. Dante and Virgil force it to bear them further into Hell, and Virgil protects Dante by sitting between Dante and the beast's deadly tail.

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.


  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. Mission 5: The Devil Sword Sparda
  4. 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)"