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Hollow Vergil is the sole boss of Vergil's Downfall. He is a psychic personification of Vergil's evil side and encourages him to cut the bonds he has with others in order to embrace the pursuit of power.
StoryEditUpon Vergil's defeat at the end of DmC: Devil May Cry, and his death at the beginning of Vergil's Downfall, he finds himself injured and struggling his way through a personal hell. Vergil meets his ghostly counterpart soon after being tricked by Hollow Kat and then cut down by Hollow Dante. When he awakens, Hollow Vergil berates Vergil for his failures, and metaphysically steals his wounded heart, while also refusing to relinquish his amulet to someone he believes is unworthy of it.
After Vergil deals with Hollow Kat, he returns to Hollow Vergil and his heart. Reporting that he killed Kat, Hollow Vergil then goads Vergil into his desires for more power, and then hints at killing Dante to be the only Son of Sparda will help him acquire that power. With Hollow Dante defeated, Vergil returns to his counterpart with his brother's amulet in hand. Hollow Vergil speaks of the one who gave them the amulets and guides Vergil to his next target to confront, Eva.With Vergil's heart mended, and his earthly ties severed, he still continues to seek greater power, aiming to take the amulet that Hollow Vergil possesses. A clash ensues, with Vergil as the winner. Standing over his Hollow form, Vergil strips him of his amulet, and stabs him as he pleads about them being "one and the same." As Hollow Vergil dies, his body disappears, and the remaining energy is absorbed into Vergil's chest.
Hollow Vergil represents the dark and very selfish side of Vergil, and sought to help him achieve greater power, first through negative reinforcement and then by influencing him to sever his ties with family and friends. Through the Hollow's guidance, Vergil begins blaming appearances of Kat, Dante, and his mother Eva for his shortcomings and justifying his descent into heartless evil.
Despite most of his moves are identical to Vergil, the AI is much more aggressive than the one controls Vergil in the end of the main story, being capable of performing various quick successions of combos, as well as taking less time to recover.
Apart from using similar strategy in the main story ahowever, Hollow Vergil is as susceptible as other lesser demon against Just Charge moves. Such moves are able to force Hollow Vergil open for follow up combos, instead of having to counter/parry his attacks.