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Bolverk is the demon warrior who once fought and lost against the legendary demon knight Sparda and a minor villain in Devil May Cry 2. He holds a definite vendetta against Sparda and even his family including his own son, the devil hunter Dante himself. He is served by Freki and Geri, wolf-like servant-demons that may be reincarnated figures of warriors whom Bolverk fought alongside.


Bolverk is a skeletal demon warrior with a scarred eye that is said to possess both knowledge and hatred and his body is covered by a dark aura. And he wields a spear-like sword that he uses in battles.



Bolverk was a most fierce warrior that the Demon World has ever produced. His skills in swordsmanship were once unmatched.

But one day during the time of two demon masters Mundus and Argosax that were unleashing their own legions of devils onto the Earth, Bolverk challenged the Legendary Dark Knight, Sparda who betrayed the Demon World and fought with the humans. The two great demon warriors fought, and Bolverk lost.

He sworn a vendetta against Sparda and his descendants. Bolverk will not rest until his honor is restored and the last of Sparda's bloodline has been erased.

Bolverk's Revenge


After Dante first defeats Freki and Geri before entering the streets of Uroboros City, they return to Bolverk, waiting atop a skyscraper.

Bolverk later reappears in the underground temple ruin, where he challenges Dante to a duel. Dante chases him off and continues through the ruin, eventually meeting with Lucia after she retrieve the last of the Arcanas.

Bolverk later reappears as Dante climbs Arius's tower, and this time Dante destroys him.

Powers and Abilities

Bolverk is a powerful demon. He wield great physical strength, speed, and endurance. He can generate dark energy out of his left arm, and is a skilled swordsmen. He also can summon two wolf demons; Freki and Geri to aid him in a fight.



  • In Norse Mythology, Bolverk is an alias Odin once took while in his human disguise. Freki and Geri are two wolves that acted as companions to Odin.
  • As a boss, Bolverk fights very similarly to Nelo Angelo.
  • It is not made clear if Bolverk serves Arius or if he acts on his own terms.
  • Bolverk's skeletal appearance may also be a reference to the Draugr, a race of intelligent undead Vikings from Norse mythology who possessed numerous supernatural abilities (such as driving people and animals insane, shape shifting, or increasing in size) guarded treasures they were entrusted with (and punished those who tried to steal it), and took great pleasure in killing their victims either by devouring or mutilating them with weapons. (Bolverk crumbling into ash after being killed by Dante is likely a reference to this).


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

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

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

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

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

Devil May Cry 5
Qliphoth Roots | Goliath | |Artemis | Nidhogg | Elder Geryon Knight | Gilgamesh | Cavaliere Angelo | Malphas | King Cerberus | Familiar Griffon | Urizen | Vergil