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Vital statistics
Deity of Evil, Destruction, Torment, Fire
Gender Male
Affiliation Destructive
Species Tyrannosaurus rex
Length 29 feet
Height 17 feet
Weight 1.2 tons
Rage Factor +155.9%
Consumption Rate 525 lbs. per day
Domain The Inferno
Tribe Color Red

Now that Diablo, leader of the Destructive Dinos, has been released from his fiery prison deep within the Urth, he seeks to turn the world into a raging inferno. Determined to pursue his vision for Urth as a dominion of evil, Diablo thrives on inflicting immense pain and agony on his enemies. His followers and foes alike believe that Diablo is evil incarnate. Annihilation of all other dino-beasts is essential for Diablo to continue his reign of terror and carry out his gruesome vision for Urth.


Diablo's appearance follows that of a fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus rex. He is crimson red in color, and has dark, black stripes that follow the length of his body. He has two claws on his hands and three on his feet. He is one of two T. rex characters in the game, the other one being Sauron; the result of palette swapping an existing character sprite to inflate the roster, as was common practice in retro arcade fighting games. In the original arcade version, he is slightly shorter than his counterpart, though in the SNES port they are approximately the same height.

Special Moves[]

Move Description Type of Move Press:
Fireball (Slow) Diablo spits a fireball that travels towards his enemy. Projectile Hold 2+4; move joystick Down-Toward
Fireball (Fast) A much faster ball of flame; easier to use in combos than the Slow


Projectile Hold 1+3; move joystick Down-Toward
Torch A short-range, very damaging flame blast from Diablo's mouth. The flame must burn for a moment before it can hit his opponent; hold the buttons down for the Torch to last up to five seconds. Ranged Hold 1+3; move joystick Up-Toward
Hot Foot Diablo lowers his head and spits a fiery blast at his opponent's feet, scorching them and knocking them down. Ranged Hold 2+4; move joystick UpAway, DownToward
Mega Lunge Diablo ducks, charges, and throws his head up. Leap attack Hold 1+4; move joystick Away-Down-Toward
Pulverization Leap into the air and stomp on your opponent a few times (but only hits once). Recovery time after a missed landing is virtually nil. Stomp Hold 1+4; move joystick Up-Toward-Down
Inferno Flash Diablo teleports in a flash of fire, which damages and stuns the enemy for a short time. Teleport Hold 2+3+4; move joystick Up
Chomp a Human Diablo dips his head down and chews up a worshipper. Generic Hold all buttons; move joystick Down, Up, Down


Move Description Type of Move Press:
Incinerator Diablo rears back and blows a HUGE blast of fire that burns

the flesh off the bones!

Finishing Hold all buttons; move joystick UpAway-Down-DownToward
Fireball Diablo blasts a big fireball that roasts your opponent! Finishing Hold 2+3+4; move joystick Toward, Toward, Toward, Toward, Toward
Infernal Diablo stomps on the ground and sends his opponent down a fiery fissure to hell.(Version 2.3 only) Finishing Hold 1+3+4; tap joystick Up, Down, Up, Down, Down


Diablo is evil in its purest form. He was released from his fiery prison, deep within the Urth, drawn by the pain and torment caused in the great Cataclysms. Now that he has conquered the planet, he lives to torture it. With none left to oppose him, he begins to burn the entire planet. Sparing only the cruel and vicious, he turns the world into a living hell.

For centuries, he will revel in the inferno he's created, until at last his rule is challenged by a traveler from across the great sea...