The Cerberus, also known as Cerberus the Ice Guardian is a minor villain in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening. He's the guardian to the entrance of the Temen-ni-gru, and the second boss Dante encounters.


The Cerberus is a three-headed hellhound. His entire body is encased with an armor made of ice, and has chains wrapped all over his body.

Devil May Cry 3

When Dante enters the Temen-ni-gru for the first time, he encounters a Cerberus frozen inside the tower. The Cerberus, who originally thought that Dante was human, demanded him to leave immediately. But then attacks Dante after being mocked by him. The Cerberus fought Dante with a huge array of Ice attack. He could create avalanches, breathe out ice, create an armor made out of ice, and ram at Dante. During their confrontation, the Cerberus loses two on his heads. After being defeated by Dante, the Cerberus asked his he was human, to which replied that he wasn't sure. After which, the Cerberus respected Dante's power. He then turned himself a Devil Arm, and gave himself to Dante.


  • Even though the Cerberus wasn't in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, his Devil Arm form makes an appearance as one of Dante's weapons.

Devil May Cry Villains

Devil May Cry 3
Agni & Rudra | Arkham/Jester | Beowulf | Cerberus | Doppelganger | Damned Chessmen | Geryon | Gigapedes | Hell Vanguard | Leviathan | Nevan | Vergil |

Devil May Cry
Griffon | Mundus | Nelo Angelo | Nightmare | Phantom | Trish |

Devil May Cry 4
Agnus | Berial | Bael | Credo | Dagon | Echidna | Order of the Sword | Sanctus | The Savior |

Devil May Cry 2
Arius/Possessed Arius/Arius-Argosax | Agrosax the Chaos/The Despair Embodied | Bolverk/Freki & Geri | Furiataurus | Infestants/Infested Tanks/Infested Chopper | Jokatgulm | Nefasturris/Nefasvermis | Noctpteran/Larva | Orangguerras | Phantom | Plutonian | Tartarussian | Tateobesu | Trismagia | Uroboros |

DMC: Devil May Cry
Bob Barbas | Hunter | Lilith | Mundus | Mundus' Spawn | Poison | Raptor News Network Vergil
Vergil's Downfall
Hollow Dante | Hollow Kat | Hollow Vergil |