Killer Hijia (キラーヒジア), known as Killer Higia in Sagaia and the European and North American versions of Darius Twin, is a boss from Darius II. It is shaped after a Horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus).
Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio
- Name: Killer Hijia
- Motif: Horse mackerel
- Type: Long-range attack combat ship
- Size: 76.68 m / 251.6 ft
- Zone: B (Mercury's Surface)
- Weapon: 4-barreled large missiles (abdomen), Etc.
A battleship stored inside Alloy Lantern. Apart from its regular battle mode, by deploying its left&right sides open, it can turn into its missile-launcher form.
Darius II & Super Darius II
During the first phase, Killer Hijia will stay level with the player and shoot its 3-way gun towards the player's ship. In Darius II, its weak point is its mouth when open. In Super Darius II, it is its entire head. After taking enough damage, it will feint defeat but then come back for its second phase, where its body will split in two and open up, at which point it will attack by shooting torpedoes from its insides.
This boss is very easy. It launches 3-way and 5-way bullets from its mouth. Some of them are destructible and others are easily avoided because of their speed. It may attempt to ram the player, stopping to launch a couple of destructible rolling cutters.
- Killer Hijia got its name from the Japanese word for Horse Mackerel, Aji. Its splitting attack is a reference to how Horse Mackerels are gutted and split in half to make salted fish.