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 an attack 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.
- ↑ 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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