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Original Appearance:

Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1988)

Platform of Origin:

Arcade (CP System)

Unit Type:


Cross appearances:

Project X Zone

Voice Actor:

Daisuke Kageura

First Chapter Appearance:

Chapter 14

Shielder (シールダー Shīrudā?), also known as the Statue of Terror, is an antagonist from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series and is the first boss of Ghouls 'n Ghosts. He appears as a boss in Project X Zone, only appearing in chapters relating to the Makai, or in the game's case, the "demon world".

Crosspedia Entry[]

Evil statues that stand sentinel over doorways in the Makai. Appear as monsters clad in armor. Although they normally look like regular stone statues, drawing near to the portal which they guard will cause them to start moving. They hold their head in their hands to target and attack by spitting fire from their mouths.


The Shielders make their debut in Chapter 14: Eternal Rivals in Randgriz Castle as Boss Unit. The Shielders are Astaroth's minions who will not let anyone go to the Makai, one of these Shielders attacks the heroes, but is defeated. Another Shielder appears in Chapter 15: The Gain Ground System along with some Red Arremer Aces, but is taken down.

After his debut, the Shielders appear as high-ranking Astaroth's minions in Chapter 17, 28 and 39, where they are destroyed for the moment, along with the two Astaroths in the Majigen. All three of those chapters have encounters with two Shielders instead of the one in the first two encounters. A Shielder clone appear in Final Chapter: The Winged Wanderers created by Fused Meden, along with the other bosses. He appears in the first wave of clones bosses alongside Lord Raptor, Seth, Vile, Nemesis, V-Dural, the Prelude, Dokugozu, Dokumezu, and Phantom.



  • Like the Vajras, the Shielders are the only bosses to appear as recurring species in the game.
  • Although he only has one appearance and is a regular boss in his original counterpart, ironically, Shielder is a boss.
  • Shielder's status as a boss is questionable in Project X Zone as the game treats him as a normal enemy since there is no dialogue after his defeat. However, he does have specials and he is one of the clones who appear in the final chapter.
    • Statue V-Dural is similar in status, but unlike her Shielder isn't a variant of another boss.
  • Shielder appears the most time in pairs of any boss, at 3.
  • Shielder is the only new Ghosts 'n Goblins boss in Project X Zone.
  • Shielder, Saya, and Metal Face are the only bosses that appear in two chapters in a row.
  • Like Astaroth, Shielder's voice actor is not credited in the game's credits.
  • Every one of Astaroth's encounters is shared with Shielder.
  • He appears to be left-handed here unlike in Ghouls 'n Ghosts where he uses his right hand to hold his head.
  • Shielder, Vajra, Skeith, Coco ★ Tapioca, Phantom, and V-Dural are the only bosses in Project X Zone who have no lines of dialogue.
    • Shielder is the only one that vocalizes in battle. Vajra does too, but uses clips taken directly from God Eater.
  • Shielder, Astaroth, Marduk, Kamuz, Pyron, Riemsianne, and Vile are the only bosses that use fire in their supers.
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