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The Fallen is a light-elemental, flying lesser demon appearing in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening. It is first encountered in Mission 15: The gatecrasher.

Description[]

The Fallen are flying demons with two pairs of snow white wings folded covering their body, with only the head sticking out. That head, in fact, is fake, the demons' real face is on their abdomen, and wings are needed to cover it as an impenetrable shield, not to fly. The Fallen wield a shining sword that can be swung, thrust into enemies like a spear, or thrown like a javelin. If hurled at distant enemies, it will explode shortly after striking the ground.

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Enemy — Lesser Demons — The Fallen

English version

A demon who fell from grace for lying and decieving its victims.
Her beautiful wings close to form an invincible shield. Her open belly is her only weakness.

Japanese version

古来、甘言を囁き人を堕落させてきた悪魔
かつては天上界にいたとも言われている

天使のような美しい翼には攻撃が通用せず、醜い腹部を晒した時にのみ傷を負わせる事ができる

Wiki translation

Demons whispering sweet words causing humans to fall since ancient times.
It is also said they were in the heaven once.

Attacks on their beautiful angelic wings don't damage them, they can be injured only when their ugly abdomen is exposed.

Behavior[]

The Fallen has multiple attacks. Its sword has a far-reaching attack range.

First being sword swing: The Fallen swings its sword around multiple times, damaging in a circle.

Second being stinger: The Fallen prepares to attack and then rushes at you with a sword stab.

Third being upward swing: The Fallen swings its sword upwards.

Fourth being broad swing: The Fallen swings its sword in a 180-degree arc.

Fifth being sword throw: The Fallen throws its sword at you and then detonates it. It restores its sword afterward.

Strategy[]

Perhaps the most annoying lesser demon in the game, you will have trouble killing her unless you figure out what to do fast. The Fallen's wings must be shattered in order to damage her by attacking her belly, which can make her almost impossible to defeat in Heaven or Hell mode. However, she has the ability to pass through solid objects and even fly off the edge of the map, often making it impossible to attack her, and if near the player she will try to stay at the upper range of their weapons, making it very hard to land a hit in the first place. Furthermore, her wings will regenerate if given enough time. The Agni & Rudra's Aerial Cross or the Cerberus' Swing are strong attacks that can quickly shatter the wings while in mid-air. Due to her light-elemental nature, she is extremely vulnerable to Vergil's Yamato, and the Aerial Rave or a decently-timed Judgement Cut level 2 can quickly rip her apart.

The Fallen opens her wings when she uses her lance, and if they are attacked at this point, the wings will instantly shatter. Rebellion's Sword Pierce, the Shotgun, or the Spiral are all good at exploiting this weakness. If concerned about the Vitality Gauge, the wings can also be shattered by continuous shots from the Ebony & Ivory or Kalina Ann. In some scenarios, Nevan's Air Raid attacks can be used briefly to shatter The Fallen's wings, as Vortex is almost exactly in their way and Thunder Bolt unlike Ebony & Ivory has no physical presence which mean it can hit them while in walls.

Background[]

A fallen angel is an angel that has been cast out of heaven for disobeying or rebelling against God. In Christianity, all demons are considered to be fallen angels, including Satan/Lucifer, Beelzebub and Belial. The term originated from the Nephilim, which were born from angels mating with human women. Angels, both fallen and pure, are often depicted as winged humanoids, and usually bearing a weapon such as a sword or lance.

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