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Little Stripes (Japanese: リトルストライプ, Hepburn: Ritorusutoraipu?) [Japanese name: rustling pattern] is one of the final bosses from Darius II. It is shaped after a Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare).

Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio[]

  • Name: Little Stripes
  • Motif: Angelfish
  • Type: General purpose battleship
  • Size: 74.09 m / 243.1 feet
  • Zone: Y (Outer Space)
  • Weapon: Wide area energy wave (jaw), etc.

A battleship built using a tropical fish as its motif. It can fire a powerful energy wave which was a weapon used by the original Silver Hawks, and boasts a vast attack range.


Darius II[]

Little Stripes only has one attack, where it shoots large energy waves. Once its fins are destroyed, it will get more aggressive and shoot smaller energy waves more constantly. However, this boss can be easily defeated by simply attacking it from behind.

Super Darius[]

Little Stripes has a different attacking pattern in this game, which is basically Fatty Glutton's pattern but toned down, as it releases small angelfish drones which detonate in a three-bullet arc.

Super Darius II[]

Appearing as the captain of Zone E, Little Stripes initially attacks by shooting a three bullet spread and firing homing missiles. Once its fins are destroyed it will use the energy wave attack.


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  • Little Stripes' name is derived from its stripes and its cute appearance since the Freshwater Angelfish is a popular aquarium fish.
  • Little Stripes is one of the bosses based of freshwater fishes, alongside Fatty Glutton and its relative Hungry Gluttons.