Type-B 05, codenamed "Hierophant," (ハイエロファント) was the second boss encountered in The House of the Dead 2. It was a swimming, fish-like creature which attacked using a trident. AMS agents James Taylor and Gary Stewart first witness the monster on a television screen during a live news report, reporting of how an unidentified being had taken control of Sunset Bridge. Eventually, when the agents meet up with their contacts Amy Crystal and Harry Harris beside the bridge (the docks if the player does so), they are unexpectedly confronted by Hierophant.
The beast started his attacking process by slowly moving towards the agents in an attempt to slash at them with his trident. James and Harry could damage him by firing at his heart while it was exposed, and after taking damage, the Hierophant's movement gradually increased. After this, he began summoning Mofish to leap at the agents and attack; the agents had to shoot them down as quickly as possible and redirect their gunfire at the Hierophant's chest. When the creature stopped behaving in this way, he performed his most recognizable attack - he leaped into the air whilst holding his trident down, in an attempt to land on the agents and impale them. When in mid-air, the agents were forced to shoot his heart in order to knock him out of the air, or else they would take damage. After a grueling battle, the Hierophant was finally bested in combat and plunged into the water below, leaving his corpse floating on the surface.
The Hierophant was again encountered on the road towards Goldman Building, but was finished off there.
The Hierophant also appears as one of the Emperor's attacks.
The Hierophant's attack pattern is similar to Chariot's. It inches forward bit by bit, then slashes the player(s). Since it's a horizontal slash, it can slash multiple targets at the same time (i.e. both players). When it had some difficulty forwarding, it can move left or right while still moving forward and attack its targets. If continuously damaged, it will summon Mofish. If Hierophant doesn't hit the players, it will continue to summon more fish, around eight to 15. If attacked, the fish will stop jumping. After a while, when it has either summoned enough fish or lost enough health, it will jump high and attempt a sacrifice, or a downslash while airborne.
If Hierophant is fought at the bridge, the characters will try to get a view of it swimming, where it will summon the Mofish. If the fight takes place at the docks, Hierophant will simply summon the Mofish to appear from the sides of the dock.
During the second battle, the sacrifice pattern is slightly altered. At about 1/4 of its health, Hierophant will jump off the bridge and conceal itself in the waters. After a while, it will jump from the left or right of the bridge and attempt to attack you with its basic downward slash.
In the rematch on the bridge to the Goldman Building, it won't summon Mofish.
Hierophant makes an appearance as the second boss in The Pinball of the Dead. Similar to The House of the Dead 2, Hierophant's chest will open and close throughout the fight. Periodically, Hierophant will leap at the screen, resulting in groups of Mofish falling and the screen shaking. These Mofish can be killed by the player, and do not cause much trouble.
- In The House of the Dead 4, the hole made by Hierophant on the bridge leading to the Goldman Building is still present and can be seen in Chapter 5.