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Dark Helios is a boss that appears in Dariusburst. It initially appears as a massive mechanical oarfish (Regalecus glesne), but it eventually sheds its outer layer of armor to reveal a golden mecha that resembles a serpentine dragon. Interestingly, this form resembles the Metal Dragon from Syvalion.

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For Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX

An Oarfish-shaped Flagship. Head of the assault portion of the Belsar Army. Fast and agile, this ship possesses many powerful cannons on it's hard armor. The joints of the ship are also covered by this same armor. The ship itself is said to be so fast that assault on the joints is almost rendered impossible.

Supposedly, the Belsars captured an ancient warship that built over it with heavy armor. If this armor were to be destroyed, the warship would reveal its true form. A form that could potentially cause massive damage to both sides. The unpredictability of this ancient warship gives it more power then any of the other warships in the Belsar army.

Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio

  • Name: Dark Helios
  • Motif: Giant Oarfish
  • Type: Special High-Speed Marine Ship
  • Size: 130.54 m / 428.3 ft
  • Zone: J (Enemy Mother Star's Atmosphere Layer)
  • Weapon: Burst Cannon (Jaw), Etc.

Stationed in the enemy's mother star, it is responsible of the defense against invading forces. It is a special high-speed marine vessel which carries out defensive action on single units, and the hull is composed of multiple units. Even if the exterior is destroyed, it is capable of keep fighting.

Some unmanned weapon have been taken from the network of Thiima and was turned into a manned aircraft. Because of the golden light leaking from the joint parts, it came to be called "Dark Helios (dark sun god)".

Gameplay

Dark Helios's main form of attack is to move around the screen, using its large size to ram the player, while shooting from its many body segments and sending drones after the player. Sometime after the beginning of the fight it will stop to shoot a laser from its head guns before resuming his movement. Its body segments can all be destroyed, reducing its firepower.

After taking enough damage Dark Helios will explode and shed out its armor, revealing its true dragon form. In this form it moves around the screen while sending drones and firing from its tail or firing purple homing lasers, stopping every now and then to shoot a spread of bullets from its head, also summoning octahedron-shaped drones which float in place and shoot lasers in four directions. After a while it summons blue octahedrons which fly in the player's direction, then fire its burst gun from the mouth, after which it will begin circling around the player while firing homing missiles.

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Trivia

  • When playing as Silver Hawk Origin, it plays the final boss music from Syvalion even Dark Flare and Dark Flame.
  • Dark Helios is the second time Belsar forces used a battleship based on a main protagonist, with Mother Hawk as their first time.
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