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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - The Evil Syndicate

Meet the cast of monsters who can't wait to rip your head off...

Article by Chris Bahn (Email)
November 2nd 2004, 10:43AM


The crows inhabiting the Island of Time possess an unnatural intelligence –capable of well-coordinated attacks. This may have something to do with the rumors of a creature referred to as the Crow Master – a powerful being said to “lead” the crows in their efforts to purge the Island of intruders. It is unknown if the Crow Master was created by The Empress or is simply a byproduct of her enchantments. Either way, care should be taken if he is encountered.

Height: 2 meters 10 centimeters

Weight: 160 pounds

Strength: The Crow Master possesses the ability to levitate several inches off the ground, allowing it to perform graceful floating attacks, which are difficult to dodge.

Weakness: This creature has difficultly dealing with acrobatic attacks. They should be employed as often as possible when dealing with this beast.

Special Attack: The Crow Master is able to summon crows to aid him in attacking enemies. When threatened, the Crow Master is able to TELEPORT by transforming into a cloud of the winged creatures.

Weapon of Choice: Kerena Sword.


The Empress has experimented not only with corrupting life on the Island, but creating it as well. This beast is one such… success. She has fused the powerful Sands of Time with the shadows of her prisoners, resulting in the birth of these monstrosities. The result is an enemy capable of twisting itself into all manner of improbable shapes, making it extremely difficult to target. An outer coating of shadow-material allows the Silhouette to streak from place to place, deftly avoiding most conventional attacks. Such an unnatural creature must be met with equally unnatural force. It will take everything The Prince has to stand against – and defeat – these monsters.

Height: 1 meter 90 centimeters

Weight: 180 pounds

Strength: Incredibly quick, the silhouette streaks about the battlefield, making it difficult to lock onto and attack.

Weakness: Silhouettes are extremely vulnerable to thrown weapons.

Special Attack: These creatures employ a DUAL DAGGER attack, launching two sharp knives in rapid succession at their opponents.

Weapon of Choice: Dual Abathur Daggers.


Lovingly hand-crafted by the Empress herself, this massive flesh golem is made up of the stitched together remains of slain warriors: those who sought to battle The Empress – and failed. Tattered, bloody bandages hold the abomination together where magic cannot. Despite its patchwork appearance, The Brute is easily one of Island’s most dangerous residents - used to protect the castle’s sensitive areas, owing to its massive size and strength. But while the Brute is incredibly powerful, it is not particularly intelligent. It is not uncommon for the lumbering beast to wander from the area it is meant to defend, destroying bits of the Palace in its wake. The creature employs a variety of attacks – pounding the ground with its massive fists sends out a devastating shockwave. Stunned opponents are then snatched up by meaty fists and flung far away.

Height: 7 meters

Weight: 1.2 tons

Strength: The Brute’s massive size affords it great strength, allowing it to deal out tremendous damage with a single blow. This is in addition to its heavy armor, which renders it completely invulnerable to frontal assault.

Weakness: The armor worn by the Brute does not extend to its backside, leaving this region of the creature open to attack.

Special Attack: The Brute utilizes a TRAMPLE ATTACK, literally running over opponents before picking up their prone bodies and tossing them away.

Weapon of Choice: Massive Fists.


Rumor speaks of an ancient, mythical beast that dwells beneath the Island of Time. None know whether it was lured there, found in the hold of a wrecked ship, or simply lived on the Island prior to the Empress’ arrival. Regardless, The Empress has put it to use – guarding the Island’s most valuable artifacts – and for good reason. Few creatures can match the power and ferocity of the griffin. This massive winged creature is capable of swift flight, allowing it to dodge all conventional attacks. Further, the constant beating of its wings creates strong winds – pushing back anyone attempting to close ranks with it. Add to this its razor-sharp talons and powerful beak – one would be hard pressed to find a more challenging opponent. And this is to say nothing of its serpentine tail. The griffin is said to be hundreds - if not thousands - of years old, leading some to speculate it must be able to regenerate itself over time. It’s all hearsay, however, since no one has ever faced the griffin and lived to tell about it.

Height: 5 meters

Weight: 2 tons

Strength: The Griffin’s strengths are numerous – among them are the ability to fly (avoiding most attacks) and rumors of regenerative properties (allowing them to heal over time).

Weakness: A beast of such legendary stature has no weaknesses! Those foolish enough to challenge The Griffin had best possess some kind of unique talent…

Special Attack: When angered, The Griffin will rear up on his hind legs, before slamming into the ground, producing a devastating SHOCKWAVE ATTACK, obliterating anything in its path.

Weapon of Choice: This creature will utilize its Claws, Beak, and Tail to tear opponents to pieces.

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