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Demitri Maximoff

Original appearance:

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (1994)

Platform of Origin:

Arcade (CP System II)


Solo (Namco X Capcom)
Pair (PXZ/PXZ2)


Dante (Project X Zone)
Morrigan Aensland (Project X Zone 2)

Cross appearances:

Namco x Capcom
Project X Zone
Project X Zone 2

Voice Actor:

Nobuyuki Hiyama

First Chapter Appearance:

Prologue 4 (PXZ)
Chapter 10 (PXZ Joins Party)
Chapter 3 (PXZ2)

"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.

Crosspedia Entry[]

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)[]

50 14179 366 341 148 154

Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)[]

99 46728 728 384 284 279

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)

Attack List[]

Project X Zone Attack List[]

Name Strength XP Rate Effect
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[]

Name Strength Effect
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

Skill List[]

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 - Dante & Demitri Maximoff

List of Quotes - Demitri Maximoff & Morrigan Aensland

List of Quotes - Demitri Maximoff (Story/PXZ)

List of Quotes - Demitri Maximoff (Story/PXZ2)



  • 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
Playable Characters
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
Non-Playable Characters
Allen - Ishtar - Andaba - Enma - Otohime - Gamagaeru - Monmotaro - Lolo - High Priestess - Dr. Bomb
Project X Zone
Playable Characters
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
Rival Characters
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
Non-Playable Characters
Aura - Iris
Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Juri - M. Bison - Nelo Angelo - Nemesis - B.B. Hood - Lord Raptor - Pyron - Sigma - Vile MK-II - Tong Pooh - B. Hayato - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue) - Dural - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Ranmaru - Dokurobo - Shadow - Coco ★ Tapioca - Robot Axel - Unknown - Zagi - Marduk - Vajra - Skeith - Azure Kite - Saya - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Sheath - Nine Nine - Byaku Shin - T-elos - Kamuz - Metal Face
Ustanak - Solo - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Kurohagane α
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki