Finis Demons are a family of lesser demons that appear in Devil May Cry 2. Each type of Finis Demon is an iron gibbet containing a human criminal's skeleton which is animated by its dark energies.[1] Finis Demons are able to wield a pair giant cleavers, a pair of saw-edged shields, or long swords. The three types of Finis Demon are the Agonofinis, the Terreofinis, and the Mortfinis.



The Agonofinis (Lat: ""Bounded Agony"") is a bone-white Finis Demon that first appears in Mission 1 of Dante's scenario. It is animated by its "unfathomable agony". It is armed with large battle-axes.


The Terreofinis (Lat: ""Bounded Terror"") is a steel-gray Finis Demon. It is animated by its "ineffable terror".[2] It is armed with two bronze swords.


The Mortfinis (Lat: ""Bounded Death"") is a blood-red Finis Demon. It is animated by its "ruthless death".[3] It is armed with two shield-saws that can deal a high amount of damage.


Though Finis Demons generally try to overwhelm Dante with great numbers, they are slow and can be easily led into striking their own allies. They are also weak to Lightning-elemental attacks. When a shield-wielding Mortfinis throws its shield at Dante, it should be avoided by jumping. Finis Demons can infrequently duplicate themselves, as well.


Gibbeting is an execution method used on pirates, thieves, and highwaymen which involves encasing the criminal within a small iron cage after they were hanged. The corpse would later be hung up from a post to discourage people from committing similar offenses. In some cases, the criminal was kept alive so they would die of thirst.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Agonofinis: "Iron cage, which had been used to bind and starve criminals, has come to attack living people."
  2. Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Terreofinis: "The energy that controls this monster is their "ineffable terror"."
  3. Devil May Cry 2, Enemy File — Mortfinis: "The energy that controls this monster is their "ruthless death"."