Geryon the Timesteed is a boss in Devil May Cry 3. Dante faces it in Mission 12: Hunter and hunted, and earns the Quicksilver Style for defeating it. In the Devil May Cry HD Collection, defeating Geryon earns the player the "Rough Rider" award.
Geryon was once a horse of legend ridden by countless heroes, until ingesting demonic essence corrupted and empowered him with limited control over time. He leads a ghostly hearse, equipped with a heavy armament.
When Dante first steps upon the bridge in the Underground Arena, Geryon engages him in a game of "Chicken" until the bridge collapses and they fall into a colosseum. After Dante defeats Geryon, Dante receives his soul as the Quicksilver Style.
There are two phases to the fight with Geryon: A game of "chicken", where Geryon charges at Dante over a bridge, and a gladiator-style battle with him in an arena after the bridge breaks. During both fights, Geryon possesses the ability to teleport around the battlefields by jumping into and out of portal-like holes in space-time.
Upon defeating Geryon, Dante receives the ability to choose Quicksilver Style. In exchange for DT, Dante can relatively slow down time around him while he moves at normal speed.
- In Greek mythology, Geryon is a giant with three bodies joined to one pair of legs. He appears in the Divine Comedy as a bear-armed dragon with a man's face and a scorpion's tail and is the Monster of Fraud.
- It is possible that Geryon in Devil May Cry 3 had its name switched with Beowulf. See Beowulf's Background for more information.
- Geryon's design seems to be based on the Irish myth of the Coiste Bodhar, otherwise known as the 'death coach', where the driver would sometimes be a Dullahan.
- Originally the designer, Ikeno, wanted to have prisoners inside the carriage.
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Boss File — Geryon: "Once a horse of legend ridden by countless heroes, ingesting demonsoul essence darkened his once bright soul. Has the ability to control time on a limited scale."
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