Cyril is a zombie appearing in The House of the Dead. The second undead enemy encountered in the franchise (on the front yard of the Curien Mansion), Cyril duel wields axes; he attacks either up close or from a distance.

Cyril is considered the predecessor of two other axe-wielding zombies in the franchise: Johnny from both The House of the Dead 2 and The House of the Dead III, and Shane from The House of the Dead 4.

Bestiary Overview Edit


Cyril attacking the player.

Cyril's appearance differs among the various versions of The House of the Dead, though his behavior is unchanged.

On the arcade version, Cyril wears a light-brown shirt, which is partially ripped open to expose his bony chest. The cuffs of his pant legs are tattered. One of his eye sockets is blank white, while the other being empty and spilling green slime-like fluids over the left side of his face. His skin is light-blue, with his head being bald in the front and having brown hair in the back.

On the Sega Saturn and PC ports, Cyril's character model is noticeably less detailed. His skin is clammier, and his mouth and left cheek are smeared with blood.

Offense Edit

On foot, Cyril attacks with an overhead ax slash. From a distance (usually paired with another Cyril), he throws both axes, one at a time, after which he is defenseless and retreats. The axes can be shot out of the air to avoid damage. At close range, he will collide with the player or bite (given if he attempts to throw his axes and then try attacking).

Cyril can take up to 4 bullets to kill, and can be dangerous on high difficulty. Two headshots will kill him.

Trivia Edit

  • Outside of The House of The Dead, an eyeless version of Cyril also appears on the game's arcade flyer, cabinet artwork, and the Sega Saturn and PC ports' front covers and title screens. Because of this, some consider him to be one of the more iconic and recognizable enemies of the franchise.
  • Cyril makes a cameo in the 2012 animated Walt Disney Studios film, Wreck-It Ralph.

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