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The Chimera Seeds are lesser demons that are born from the egg-seeds laid by Echidna in Devil May Cry 4. A Chimera is a demon that has been taken as a host by a Chimera Seed. They first appear in Mission 7: The She-Viper.
Chimera Seeds are faceless creatures with only two limbs. Once they hatch, they look much like a pair of arms with a mass of hair supported between their shoulders. Contrary to their appearance, these demons are both sentient and intelligent, and share Echidna's parasitic desires and goals. As soon as they hatch, they seek out other lesser demons to use as a host. Once a Chimera Seed infests another demon, it becomes a Chimera and "blooms", revealing dangerous bladed tentacles that wildly whip through the air. Although it produces such a visible change to its host, the hosts are unaware of their infection, and behave just as before; in effect, the Chimera assists the host with its tentacles without hindering its attacks in any way. Once it has taken a host, the Chimera Seed can no longer be directly attacked, but it can be stunned by gunfire. Though Chimera Seeds are sturdy enough to for Echidna to use as projectiles, she still considers them her beloved "babies", and she becomes infuriated if any are destroyed.
While extremely weak, they are quick, and can often infest a demon before Nero or Dante can destroy them. Although it is hypothetically possible for Chimera Seeds to infest any demon, the only Chimerae found within Devil May Cry 4 are infested Scarecrows (Arm and Leg) and infested Assaults.
A single Buster from Nero causes a Chimera Seed to instantly die, while Dante is able to defeat it by using his Coyote-A. It is imperative to deal with the Chimera Seeds first if there is Scarecrows and/or Assaults nearby. In the Bloody Palace, all Chimera Seeds release Green Orbs when slain.
A Chimera is actually weaker than a normal Scarecrow. If compared to an uninfected Scarecrow, the Chimera takes more damage and dies easily. Also, the Chimera takes more damage when hit by the Exceed ability of the Red Queen and simple firearms.
A damaged Scarecrow is healed when being infested by a Chimera Seed. As you can notice in the lock-on sight (where the circle represents an enemy's life force), the damaged Scarecrow has its health restored upon contact with a Chimera Seed.
Nero can easily use Charged Shots and aerial combos to quickly finish them off. Dante can also utilize aerial combos and his Coyote-A. Alternatively, Dante can also Stinger a Chimera away then fire his firearms from a relatively safe distance. The Chimera can be temporarily stunned by shooting it until the bloom turns black, allowing the player to get close and perform melee attacks.
The Chimera was a mythological monster composed of the body parts of several different animals. It is usually described as having the heads of a lion, a goat, and a snake for its tail. It was one of the offspring of Echidna.
- ↑ Devil May Cry 4, Lesser Demons File — Chimera Seed: "A seed from a demonic tree, Chimera Seeds are both sentient and intelligent. After their creation, Chimera Seeds seek out hosts to fulfill their parasitic desires."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 4, Lesser Demons File — Chimera: "A demon sporting a sprouted Chimera Seed. It moves unaware that it has become host to a parasite, and attacks alongside the Chimera Seed. Thus it is advisable to weaken the Chimera Seed with small arms fire and then take down its host."
|Agnus - Credo - Dante - Gloria - Kyrie - Lady - Nero - Sanctus - Trish|
|Bael & Dagon - Berial - Containment Room - Echidna - The Savior|
|Alto & Bianco Angelo - Assault - Basilisk - Blitz - Chimera Seed & Chimera - Cutlass - Fault - Frost - Gladius - Mephisto & Faust - Scarecrow|
|Nero: Blue Rose - Devil Bringer - Red Queen - Yamato|
|Buster - Dark Slayer Style - Gunslinger Style - Royalguard Style - Swordmaster Style - Trickster Style|
|Fortuna - Fortuna Castle - Mitis Forest - Lost Woods - Foris Falls|