|Related To||Full Metal Shell|
Twin Metalshell Death Core (Pre-Version)
|Based On||Sea Turtle|
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Dark Darius is a updated version of Twin Metalshell Death Core which is a hybrid of Salamander's Death, Gradius III's Big Core MK III, and Darius Twin's Full Metal Shell boss, the sides being that of two Full Metal Shell's. This boss is the third boss in the hidden "The Hole of Inferno" mode.
While it lacks the ability to fold in its wings while firing rebounding lasers like Twin Metalshell Death Core, it "wanders" much faster and fires several more lasers when completely folded up, making navigation the "laser path" all the more difficult. As with the original, it can only be damaged by fully-charged shots and/or the Force unit.