Argosax the Chaos

The Despair Embodied

Others Argosax the Chaos
Argosax the Despair Embodied
Personal information
Species Demon
Gender Ambiguous
Place of origin Demon world
Affiliation Himself
Relations Sparda (rival)
Vie de Marli clan (enemies)
Body type Amorphous (chaos)
Humanoid (despair)
Height Gargantuan (chaos)
Human-sized (despair)
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Devil May Cry
Performed by Sherman Howard (voice)
Argosax was a powerful king who once ruled the demon world. He serves as the final boss of Dante's scenario in Devil May Cry 2.


Argosax was once worshiped by the people of dumary island, and it was there that he almost appeared in the human world, but the dark knight Sparda, alongside the Vie de Marli clan, defeated and sealed him away using the four relics known as Arcana, which can open a gate to the demon world if united during a solar eclipse.

Arius tries to obtain the Arcana in order to release Argosax, take his power, and become a god. Although Dante manages to interfere with Arius' ritual by replacing the Arcana Medaglia with his own double-sided coin, the doorway is still partially opened, and Arius absorbs part of Argosax's power. Because the door is unstable, whoever enters may not be able to return, so Lucia demands to go, claiming she is expendable. However, Dante puts the decision to his coin, and after winning the coin toss, goes in, just like his father once did.

Inside the portal, Dante finds Argosax in its first form, and after defeating it, a stalk bearing an egg extends from the mass, and Argosax's true form, the Despair Embodied, hatches from it. However, even in this form, Argosax is still brought down by Dante, and is defeated. Afterwards, Dante rides off on a motorcycle, presumably escaping the demon world through another doorway.

Powers and abilities

As the Chaos, Argosax is a compilation of different parts of the other bosses (Phantom, Griffon, Orangguerra, Jokatgulm, Nefasturris and Furiataurus), and can use some of their stronger attacks.

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Male despair Argosax extending his blades.

As despair, Argosax appears as an androgynous, horned, angelical being composed of fire, able to change sexes at will. While in its female form, it attacks with a whip, while in its male form, it wields a sword. The despair is able to teleport around the battlefield, or fly into the air and shower Dante with a rain of fiery feathers.

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