Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (1994)
Platform of Origin:
Arcade (CP System II)
Solo (Namco X Capcom)
First Chapter Appearance:
- "A flower of blood blossomed in the darkness. I like it..."
Demitri Maximoff (デミトリ マキシモフ Demitori Makishimofu?) is a vampire and somewhat main protagonist of the Darkstalkers series.
Demitri was a Makai noble.
Hundreds of years ago, he challenged Belial Aensland. He lost the battle and was exiled from Makai to the human world with his castle. Sunlight was something that was troublesome for people of Makai, especially for vampires like Demitri. It was even worse since he was wounded severely from his battle with Belial. If he were to be directly exposed, his body would be destroyed from the inside and he would disappear.
To avoid the sunlight and humans, he used what he had left of his powers and created a field to cover his castle. He used this field to recover his strength and heal his wounds. For fifty years, he stayed within his casket. As he slowly regained his strength, he would step out only once a full moon put a shield around his body.
By this time, there were already people that wandered into the castle despite his threats. They heard rumors of a treasure within the castle. Those people had brought crosses, stakes, garlic, holy water, and silver bullets thinking they were safe and recklessly attack Demitri. However, Demitri couldn't help but smile as such weapons had no effect on him.
To Demitri, humans were an inferior race, but he enjoyed their blood (mostly the blood of innocent girls). It was like drinking the best wine in Makai, according to him. Those who had their blood sucked by Demitri had their bodies and souls poisoned with evil, becoming loyal servants to Demitri. Currently, forty people have settled in Demitri's castle and serve him.
When Demitri recovered eighty percent of his powers, he was able to temporarily create an aura around him that would protect him from the sunlight. The former Makai noble had conquered both night and day and had no weaknesses. There were no means for humans to defeat him. After one hundred years of humiliation for his loss, the Prince of Darkness steadily readied himself to take over Makai once again.
Head of the House of Maximoff and a Makai noble. More than a century ago, he challenged the King of the Makai, Belial, in battle and was defeated, resulting in his banishment to the human world. There, he quietly regained his powers before returning to the Makai. After the death of Belial, his daughter and successor to the Makai throne, Morrigan, became Demitri's target. However, upon sensing the presence of the resurrected lord of the House of Dohma, their battle was temporarily put on hold. Demitri now burns with a desire to put the upstart Jedah back in his place. While he acts as a proud and noble gentleman outside of battle, once the fighting starts his cruel demonic tendencies come to the fore. He also pays a great deal of care to his personal appearance, always carrying a can of hairspray tucked away inside his cape.
Demitri first appears in "Prologue 4: The Man The Devils Fear" and reappears in "Chapter 10: The King of Iron Fist" in Project X Zone. For Project X Zone 2, he first appears in Chapter 3: Turnabout Family Reunion. His moveset consists of his many signature fighting moves, such as Bat Spin and Demon Cradle.
Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)
Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)
Project X Zone 2 Ultimate Equipment
Gear: Belial's Outfit (ATK +312, TEC +40, DEX +40, HP +7000)
Accessory: Aensland Ring (ATK +50, DEF +227, TEC +10, DEX +10, SP +50)
Project X Zone Attack List
|Dual Pistols & Dashing Demon Cradle||C||6%||None|
|Million Stabs & Bat Spin||B||4%||Down|
|Fireworks & Demon Cradle||A||3%||None|
|Stinger & Demon Billion||B||4%||Critical+|
|Devil Trigger & Midnight Pleasure||B||6%||None|
|Special: Jackpot||S||100% Cost||Stun|
|MA: Distortion & Demon Blast (2-4 enemies)||B||100% Cost||
|Support: Fireworks & Midnight Bliss||C||None||Stun|
Project X Zone 2 Attack List
|Chaos Flare & Soul Fist||A||None|
|Demon Cradle & Shadow Blade||A||None|
|Bat Spin & Valkyrie Turn||C||Poison|
|Demon Blast & Finishing Shower||C||Poison|
|Midnight Bliss & Astral Vision||B||Block Crush|
|Special: Midnight Pleasure and Darkness Illusion||S||None|
|MA: Midnight Festival (2-4 enemies)||S||Poison|
|Support: Demon Cradle and Shadow Servant||C||Poison|
Project X Zone Skill List
|Skill Name||XP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Trickster||20%||Self||Range +2||A Dante Style that lets him run like the wind|
|Vampire Dash||15%||Self||Nullify ZOC||Demitri vanishes and then reappears while moving|
|Gunslinger||15%||Self||Attack Range +1||A Dante Style that can attack distant enemies|
|Darkside Master||30%||Self||Attack +15%||Demitri unleashes his full power as a ruler of the dark|
|Guard Cancel||Auto (XP over 50%)||Self||+1 attack during Counter||Demitri Only|
Project X Zone 2 Skill List
|Skill Name||SP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Vampire Dash||40||Self||Nullify ZOC||Demitri disappears for a moment, letting him go right through foes.|
|Aura Release||100||XP +75||Demitri intensifies his aura, boosting his fighting drive further.|
|Blown Kiss||30||Ally||Heals Poison, Stun, and Bind||Morrigan's sweet, melting kiss frees her target of the pain of status ailments.|
|Cryptic Needle||70||Self||Attack Range +1||Morrigan wraps wings around her arms for extended reach.|
Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List
|Skill Name||CP Cost||Activation Rate||Effect||Description|
|Noble Aura||0||Enemy Attack: if Poisoned||Nullify Poison, Stun, and Bind||The vampire Demitri nobly defends himself against the sun and other weaknesses.|
|Demon's Lure||0||After Action: 20%||Stun Counter||The succubus Morrigan bewitches her hapless attackers, knocking them out.|
|Advancing Guard||300||After Action: XP 75 or less||Halves Full-Defend XP Cost||Demitri blocks enemy attack, then stabs back at foes.|
|Guard Cancel||400||After Action: SP 70% or less||Halves Counterattack SP Cost||Demitri blocks enemy attack and counters while they're still frozen.|
|Vertical Dash||500||Start of Turn: 100%||Nullifies Traps||Morrigan soars into the air with her wings to dodge traps.|
|Bloodsucker||600||After Action: HP 50% or less||Absorbs HP||Demitri follows his vampire instincts and sucks away his foes' force.|
|Spirit Absorb||700||Enemy Attack: SP 50% or less||Absorbs SP||Morrigan sucks away her foe's spirit for her own sustenance.|
His theme is a remix of his character theme from Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge.
In Project X Zone 2, his theme is a remix of his stage music from Darkstalkers 3, "Feast of the Damned".
List of Quotes - Demitri Maximoff (Story/PXZ)
- Interestingly, this is the third crossover RPG Demitri has appeared in thus far. His first outing was in Namco x Capcom (where he was a solo combat unit that never gained a partner) and his second was Cross Edge (where he and Lilith could only be recruited under very specific conditions).
- Demitri, Morrigan, and Lord Raptor are the only Darkstalkers characters to appear in all three cross entries.
- Project X Zone 2 is the only time where Demitri doesn't appear in the prologues.
- It's also the only time where he doesn't join the party in his castle.
- Nobuyuki Hiyama, Demitri's voice actor, also voices Batsu, Pyron, Haken, the Stehoneys, and Janga.
- He's also the voice of Link from The Legend of Zelda series between Ocarina of Time and the Gamecube port of Soul Calibur II.
- Demitri and Morrigan are portrayed as antagonists in the American Darkstalkers cartoon.
|Namco x Capcom|
|Armor King - Arthur - Baby Head - Bravoman - Bruce - Cammy - Captain - Chun-Li - Demitri - Felicia - Fong Ling - Gil - Ginzu - Guntz - Guy - Haggar - Heihachi - Hideo - Hiromi - Hsien-Ko - Jin - Judas - Kagekiyo - Karin - Ken - Ki - King - Klonoa - KOS-MOS - Kurino - Kyoko - Lilith - Mack - Mitsurugi - Momo - M.O.M.O. - Morrigan - Regina - Reiji - Roll - Rose - Rutee - Ryu - Sabine - Sakura - Servbots - Shion - Stahn - Strider Hiryu - Sylphie - Taizo - Taki - Tarosuke - Tobi - Tron - Unknown Soldier P1 - Unknown Soldier P2 - Valkyrie - Volnutt - Waya Hime - Xiaomu|
|Astaroth - Nebiroth - Red Arremer Joker - M. Bison - Akuma - Evil Ryu - Juni - Juli - Solo - Strider Hien - Tong Pooh - Grandmaster Meio - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Lord Raptor - Juno - Druaga - Yorimoto - Yoshitsune - Yoshinaka - Benkei - Amazona - Black Bravoman - Black Valkyrie - Zouna - Kamuz - Devil Kazuya - Ancient Ogre - Joka - Janga - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Saya - Kyuju Kyu|
|Allen - Ishtar - Andaba - Enma - Otohime - Gamagaeru - Monmotaro - Lolo - High Priestess - Dr. Bomb|
|Project X Zone|
|Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle |
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots - Soma
T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Xiaoyu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
|Nemesis - Lord Raptor - Jedah - Seth - Vile - Astaroth - Shielder - Selvaria - Aya-me - Ciseaux - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue)|
Riemsianne - Coco ★ Tapioca - Skeith - Skeith Zero - Phantom - Vajra - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Meden - Due - Eins - Drei
|Aura - Iris|