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Phalanx is a powerful demon and the main antagonist of the 1994 side-scrolling videogame Demon's Crest (Japanese: デモンズブレイゾン 魔界村 紋章編, Hepburn: Demonzu Bureizon Makaimura Monshō-hen, "Demon's Blazon: Demon World Village Crest Volume"). He was the arch-enemy of Firebrand and he sought to become a Supreme Power by using the power of Heaven and later Infinity to obtain cosmic transformations, like many villains he was very proud of his evil-ways and was obsessed with power.
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Phalanx began as a winged demon not dissimilar to Firebrand, empowered by all the Demon Crests save for the Crest of Fire - which eluded him due to it shattering after he obtained the other Crests via ambushing Firebrand and stealing the Crests from him.
In battle Phalanx flies back and forth, forming plasma balls that bounce until they hit the spikes. Sometimes he will fly low and fast, trying to either cut Firebrand with his razor wings, or to shoot a charged plasma ball right in Firebrand's face - due to not having the Crest of Fire he is weak against DemonFire.
After obtaining the power of Heaven Phalanx gains a more "divine" form (albeit tainted by demon heritage) - he attacks pretty much as before but also has the ability to flood the area with water, which can be deadly for Firebrand unless he switches into his aquatic form.
Ultimate FormAfter obtaining the power of the Crest of Infinity Phalanx undergoes a dramatic change in appearance, becoming a Satanic monster of apocalyptic power he floods the entire battlefield with lava. Firebrand is thus forced to battle him in small rocky platforms that push Firebrand towards Phalanx.
In this form Phalanx shoots large bolts in Firebrand's direction quite often, destroying any rocks flying in their path. He also constantly produced small energy balls that chased Firebrand until destroyed. He didn't have any temporal invincibility when he took damage, but his hands were sufficient to block Firebrand's attacks, only neglecting defense to shoot a huge laser breath, due to his great power the Ultimate Phalanx is only really weak against the Legendary Gargoyle (Firebrand's ultimate transformation).