|“||Leave now, mortal! The likes of you are forbidden in this land. You who are powerless are not worthy to set foot here.||”|
—Cerberus, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
Cerberus is a three-headed hellhound willing to grant power to the worthy. He has the power to control ice, which he uses to encase himself in ice armor, summon showers of icicles, and belch small icebergs. Each of his heads uses different techniques..
When Dante first enters the tower, he finds Cerberus at the entrance in the Ice Guardian's Chamber. Cerberus demands he leave, and then attacks when Dante mocks him. After being defeated, Cerberus willingly relinquishes his soul to Dante as a Devil Arm.
Cerberus will be encased in armor of ice that must be dispelled before he can be damaged. Shoot the ice off of his heads, then attack the legs to make him fall down and attack his exposed heads.
In Greek mythology, Cerberus is the hound of Hades, lord of the dead, and guards the underworld. He appears in the Divine Comedy as the guardian of the third circle of Hell, in which gluttons are punished by constant black rain and icy slush.
- The cutscene following Cerberus' defeat will change slightly depending on which heads you destroy last.
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Boss File — Cerberus: "The 3-headed feral gatekeeper. Said to have the power to control ice. He grants power to those worthy of it. Those unworthy, meet their doom by his giant fangs."
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