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Prefect Scylla

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Prefect Scylla
Game: Sonic Chronicles: TDB
Level: Nocturne
Hits to defeat: 700HP
Fought by: Knuckles + Shade's party

Prefect Scylla is one of two twin commanders of the Nocturnus Clan army encountered in Chapter 10 of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and a sub-boss in the Nocturne fortress.

Like his counterpart, Prefect Charyb, Scylla is a Gizoid - a class of mimetic robots used by the Nocturnus as advanced soldiers. His name presumably relates in some way to the Twilight Cage's Sector Scylla.

Scylla is distinguished from regular Gizoids by being red as opposed to beige - and, according to Procurator Shade, by being psychotic as well. This indictment is convincingly backed up by Scylla's maniacal, impish laughter almost every sentence. When Sonic and friends land the Cyclone on the Nocturne at the start of Chapter 10, Charyb and Scylla mockingly inform the heroes that they hold the last two stolen Chaos Emeralds, before the two Prefects flee to their respective redoubts. Knuckles and Shade's group pursue Scylla towards the northeast.

Artwork for Scylla.

Boss Battle

After previously fighting the nigh-indestructible Gizoid Centurions, Knuckles' squad finally reaches Scylla's lair. The Prefect has a devastating offensive special move, Mighty Slash, which deals massive damage to all four party members if successful. After beating Scylla, the echidnas must find a valve which drains the water from Prefect Charyb's lair on the other side of the Nocturne, allowing Sonic's beleagured team a chance to fight the Prefect while they can breathe.

Scylla has the standard elemental susceptibilities of other ground robots in Sonic Chronicles: namely water and earth attacks.

Trivia

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  • Percect Scylla is based on the 6-headed monster Scylla from the famous book The Odyssey.


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