Charon - The Ferryman of the Dead

Yuri's Mid-Level Dark Fusion in Shadow Hearts. It is obtained by defeating dark elemental enemies to raise the soul counter to level two. It costs 32 Sanity Points points to fuse with Charon.


Mid level spirit formed from a rancorous soul and a pit fiend. Its hard bones and sharp claws leave all who face it shuddering in dread.


Special Skills
Name and Level MP Cost Description Image
Mind Assault 1 MP Drains a medium amount of the target's Magic Power. Charonmove1
Devil's Deal 27 MP Raises target's Special Attack power 30% to 36% for 5 turns. Charonmove2
Nightmare 36 MP Medium Dark damage to all enemies. Damages targets and may cause Instant Death Charonmove3



A depiction of Charon

In Greek mythology, Charon was the ferryman of the underworld who carried souls of the dead across the river Acheron; (not the river Styx) the river that divided the world of the living, from the world of the dead.

A coin (an obolos) was used to pay Charon for safe passage across the river, usually placed in the mouth or on the eyes of the dead body, so when its shade reached the underworld, they could give it to the ferryman. Some of the stories say that those who could not pay the ferryman had to wander the shores of the river for one hundred years.

His appearance varies, but he is mostly commonly depicted as a thin, bearded old man, with later interpretations adding demonic, or Grim Reaper-ish attributes.