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Cerberus
(ケルベロス)
Cerberus KHII
Enemy Type Somebody
Role Boss
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts coded, Kingdom Hearts III
Origin Hercules
Home World Olympus Coliseum (Underworld)
Katakana ケルベロス
Romaji Keruberosu

Cerberus is Hades's pet three-headed dog who can be found exclusively as a boss in the Kingdom Hearts series. It appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts coded, and their remakes.

Journal EntriesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

Guardian of the entrance to the Underworld and Hades loyal servant. Herc defeated him once, but Hades brought him back to fight Sora and his friends.

He first stood watch Hades in Hercules (1997).

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Hercules (1997)

Guardian of the entrance to the Underworld and Hades' loyal "pet."

Hercules, Sora, Donald, and Goofy teamed up to defeat him last time, but Hades brought him back -- and he's as dangerous as ever.

Kingdom Hearts Re:codedEdit

The ultimate guard dog: enormous, three-headed, armed to the teeth (with teeth), and loyal to its master, Hades. Be ready to block quickly and often if you don’t want this Stygian pooch to turn you into dental floss.

StoryEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

In Kingdom Hearts, Cerberus acts as a back-up plan for Hades if Cloud, whom Hades promised to help find Sephiroth for him, fails his task of eliminating Hercules and Sora.

When Sora and Cloud's battle comes to an end (regardless of who wins), Hades sees that Cloud is no longer of any use to him, and sends Cerberus in. Cerberus quickly crushes Cloud beneath its front paw when his back is turned, and is about to attack the others, but is held off by Hercules, allowing Phil, Sora, Donald, and Goofy to escape.

Cerberus has Hercules, who is carrying Cloud, trapped, but Sora comes to help, returning the favor and allowing Hercules to escape. Sora manages to defeat Cerberus, and his efforts reward him the status of "Junior Heroes". However, as Sora leaves, Hercules mentions to Phil that he had already worn Cerberus down by the time Sora intervened.

Cerberus can be fought again in full power at the Hades Cup, having four health bars instead of two (thus proving the fact that Hercules had worn it down). However, since the first time you may not have obtained Cure, it might seem easier the second time you fight it.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

In Kingdom Hearts II, as Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Auron are escaping from the Underworld, Hades sends Cerberus to stop them. Donald and Goofy escape as Auron fights off the creature. Sora returns to aid him, but ends up separated from Donald and Goofy, leaving him and Auron to fight the monster by themselves.

The two then manage to get away, and Cerberus is trapped behind the doors as they close, but not before Sora, Donald, and Goofy taunt him by making faces. Cerberus has its own cup in the Underworld, being the final opponent of the Cerberus Cup in a timed fight.

Kingdom Hearts codedEdit

Data Cerberus appears as a threat to Hercules, Cloud, and Sora. He is one of four sources of the Bug Blox corruption in the Olympus Coliseum.

AppearanceEdit

Cerberus is a massive, three-headed dog with black fur and short, cropped ears. His heads are identical to each other, each sporting the same enormous mouths, pink tongues, and long, sharp teeth. All three heads also feature glowing red eyes that slant downwards, imposing as a menace. Cerberus's legs are rather short, and each ends in a paw with three grey claws. He also has a thin tail and seems to be quite muscular.

PersonalityEdit

Cerberus has an angry and feisty personality, but will obey his master, Hades, whenever he is called into battle, as portrayed in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. However, he will retaliate if Hades beats him too much.

OriginEdit

In Greek mythology, Cerberus is a three-headed dog, child of Echidna, sibling to the Hydra and several other mythical creatures, such as the Sphinx and Chimaera, that guarded the gates of the Underworld and prevented anyone from escaping past the River Styx.

As Hercules's twelfth labor, he was to capture Cerberus and bring him back to King Eurystheus. Hercules came down to the Underworld and forced Hades to allow him to take Cerberus, who was too afraid of Hercules to resist. When Hercules showed the King, he hid in a pot and told Hercules to put Cerberus back in the Underworld.

In the animated film, Cerberus plays a rather minor role, guarding the River Styx. Near the end of the movie, Hercules rides on Cerberus to Hades's palace.

See alsoEdit

Characters
Party Members
Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Tarzan - Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Summons
Simba - Genie - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Ansem - Maleficent - Riku - Hades - Jafar - Captain Hook - Oogie Boogie - Ursula - Clayton
Non-playable characters
99 Puppies - Abu - Aerith - Alice - Aurora - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Card Soldiers - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chernabog - Cheshire Cat - Chip and Dale - Cid - Cinderella - Cloud - Crocodile - Daisy Duck - Doorknob - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Fairy Godmother - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Geppetto - Glut - Hercules - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Iago - Ice Titan - Jane - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kairi's Grandma - Kala - Kerchak - King Triton - Leon - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Owl - Perdita - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Pongo - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Rock Titan - Roo - Roxas - Sabor - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Sephiroth - Smee - Snow White - Terk - The Mayor - The Peddler - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie - Xemnas - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Destiny Islands - Disney Castle - Traverse Town - Wonderland - Olympus Coliseum - Deep Jungle - 100 Acre Wood - Agrabah - Monstro - Atlantica - Halloween Town - Neverland - Hollow Bastion - End of the World
Places
Dive to the Heart - World Terminus - Kingdom Hearts
Terms
Ansem Report - Final Keyhole - Keyblade - Keyhole - Mickey's Letter - Postcard - Princesses of Heart - Trinity Mark - Door to Darkness- Dalmations
Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Archives
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Items - Other Weapons
Characters
Party Members
Roxas - Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Mulan - Beast - Auron - Jack Sparrow - Aladdin - Jack Skellington - Simba - Tron - Riku
Summons
Chicken Little - Genie - Stitch - Peter Pan
Main Villains
Organization XIII
Xemnas - Xigbar - Xaldin - Saïx - Axel - Demyx - Luxord
Maleficent - Pete - Shan-Yu - Hades - Ursula - Captain Barbossa - Jafar - Oogie Boogie - Scar - MCP - Sark
Non-playable characters
Abu - Aerith - Ansem the Wise - Ariel - Auron - Axel - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Captain Barbossa - Captain Pete - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chien Po - Chip - Chip and Dale - Cid - Clara Cluck - Clarabelle Cow - Cloud - Cogsworth - Daisy Duck - Demyx - Diablo - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Elizabeth Swann - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Fuu - Gopher - Gullwings - Hayabusa - Hayner - Hercules - Horace Horsecollar - Hostile Program - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Hydra - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kanga - King Triton - Leon - Li Shang - Ling - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Lumiere - Luxord - Megara - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Mickey Mouse (Timeless River) - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Mrs. Potts - Mufasa - Mushu - Nala - Naminé - Olette - Owl - Pain and Panic - Pegasus - Pence - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pluto - Prince Eric - Pumbaa - Rabbit - Rafiki - Rai - Reindeer - Roo - Saïx - Sally - Santa Claus - Sark - Scar - Scar's Ghost - Scrooge McDuck - Sebastian - Seifer - Selphie - Sephiroth - Setzer - Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed - Terra-Xehanort - The Emperor - The Experiment - The Mayor - The Peddler - The Wardrobe - Tifa - Tigger - Timon - Tinker Bell - Undead Pirates - Vivi - William Turner - Winnie the Pooh - Xaldin - Xigbar - Yao - Yen Sid - Yuffie - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden - The Land of Dragons - Beast's Castle - 100 Acre Wood - Olympus Coliseum - Disney Castle - Timeless River - Atlantica - Port Royal - Agrabah - Halloween Town - Pride Lands - Space Paranoids - The World That Never Was
Places
Dive to the Heart - Old Mansion - Betwixt and Between - Mysterious Tower - Underworld - Christmas Town - Castle That Never Was - Kingdom Hearts
Terms
Cornerstone of Light - Drive Form - Gate - Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee - Kairi's Letter - Keyblade - Kingdom Hearts Encoder - Organization XIII - Princesses of Heart - Reaction Command - Secret Ansem Report - Skateboard - Struggle
Music
Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Sanctuary
Archives
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Enemies - Items - Other Weapons - Songs
Characters
Party Members
Data-Sora
Data-Cloud - Data-Hercules - Data-Genie - Donald Duck - Goofy
Main Villains
Maleficent - Pete - Sora's Heartless
Non-playable characters
Mickey Mouse - Moogles - Chip and Dale - Jiminy Cricket - Data-Aladdin - Data-Alice - Data-Card Soldiers - Data-Cheshire Cat - Data-Cid - Data-Hades - Data-Huey, Data-Dewey, and Data-Louie - Data-Iago - Data-Jafar - Data-Jasmine - Data-Naminé - Data-Philoctetes - Data-Pluto - Data-Queen of Hearts - Data-Riku - Data-Roxas - Data-Selphie - Data-Peddler - Data-Tidus - Data-Wakka - Data-White Rabbit - Riku - Sora - Kairi - Aqua - Ventus - Terra - Axel - Roxas - Xion
Locations
Worlds
Disney Castle - Datascape - Dive to the Heart - Destiny Islands - Traverse Town - Wonderland - Olympus Coliseum - Agrabah - Hollow Bastion - Castle Oblivion
Terms
Alice's Trial - Bug Blox - Debug Ability - Hercules Memo - Hero's License - Inkling - Keyblade - Keyhole - Mickey's Letters - Version Up
Music
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack - Simple and Clean
Archives
Artwork - Bosses - Items
Disney Villains
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Villains' Council: MaleficentHadesJafarOogie BoogieUrsulaCaptain Hook
Others: Queen of HeartsCard SoldiersCerberusRock TitanIce TitanClaytonSaborIagoMonstroLock, Shock, and BarrelFlotsam and JetsamGlutSmeeChernabogHoney Bees
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Villains' Council: PeteCaptain BarbossaScar
Others: Shan-Yu/HayabusaUndead PiratesShenzi, Banzai, and EdHydraPain and PanicMCPSark
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
The QueenMagic MirrorLady TremaineAnastasiaDrizellaLuciferMaleficent's goonsGantuExperiment 221
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Claude FrolloCLURinzlerBlack GuardsBeagle BoysJulius
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ/Kingdom Hearts Union χ
Gaston
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts III
Wind TitanLava TitanRandall BoggsMother GothelDavy Jones