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Nefasturris as he appear in-game.

Nefasturris is a character from the Devil May Cry series of action games. It appear as one of the bosses in Devil May Cry 2.


Nefasturris is a giant skyscraper-possessing demon, composed of thousands of bat-like Nefasvermis (Lat: "Worm of Sin"), which also serve as energy conduits between the giant and the Demon World. The Nefasvermis, seemingly composed of darkness, combine within a skyscraper and manifest the form of a giant humanoid emerging from the building.


As Dante is making his way through Uroboros City towards Arius' tower, Nefasturris suddenly bursts out of one of the nearby skyscrapers and attacks him. Dante is able to defeat him, however after its first form is defeated, its decapitated head continues to fight on as Nefascapitas. But even with his transformation Nefasturris is still defeated again and killed. Nefasturris later appears as part of Argosax The Chaos.


  • Nefastarrius is likely based on Nimrod, who was responsible for the creation of the Tower of Babel. In the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, Nimrod is placed in the ninth circle of Hell, Cocytus (for treachery) and is reduced to mumbling incoherent sentences as a reminder for his attempt to build a tower to reach Heaven.
  • Alternatively, Nefastarrius' appearance seems to be based on the Gashadokuru of Japanese mythology. The Gashadokuru was a giant, undead monster created from numerous corpses and could only be detected by hearing a loud ringing in one's ears and would target people who are alone.