The Parasite Core part of DeathDouble really has no background, while the two Deaths (unofficially called Death MK 2.5) originate from Gradius II. The only difference is that their attacks are reversed. It supports the second boss of the Boss Rush stage in Gradius Gaiden.

Death Gaiden - Destroyed door
Death Types
Death Gaiden - Rotating

Attack Patterns

First, the two Deaths will appear on screen, firing their lasers. If you stay in the middle of the screen, you won't be hit. They then support the Parasite Core by trapping you between the lasers, forcing some pretty risky manuvuers to dodge the energy shots the Parasite Core fires. After the Parasite Core dies, the 2 Deaths will attack you just like in Gradius II, only backwards (Laser first, then missiles). The missiles home in slightly on loop 2 and up.


See also

Gradius Gaiden
Ships Vic ViperLord BritishJade KnightFalchion β
Stages Beyond the White StormRequiem for RevengersInto the Crystal CageRuins of SilenceOrganic FortressGreen InfernoOn the Event HorizonFormidable GuardiansFate...
Bosses Blizzard CrawlerGraveNobilShining CoreMoai DimensionMad SkinStinger KidHunter FangGiga's RoseKrakenLaser TetranDeathDoubleParasite CoreTriple CoreDeltatryJuggler CoreNeo Big CoreHeaven's GateBoost CoreGunner WallHeavy DuckerSolO.V.U.M.
Core Warships
Big Cores Big Core MK IBig Core Rev. 1.2Big Core MK IIBig Core MK II KaiBig Core MK IIIBig Core MK IV
Big Core variants BeaconBlaster Cannon CoreBubble CoreCircle CoreCoreshipCrater CoreCrystal CoreDellinger CoreDesert CoreHeaven's GateJuggler CoreLaser CoreLizard CoreNeo Big CorePerla MeraldaRexion CoreRolling CoreShining CoreSuper Big CoreTerra CoreVanishing CoreViva CoreGenocide CoreOdin Core
Core-style bosses Abaddon WarshipBubble EyeCovered CoreCovered Core MK IIDead EndKrakenMayhem WarshipMetal SlaveMisfit WarshipQueensrÿcheRiot WarshipPlate Core
Pseudo-Cores DeathDeath MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK IIIBeta CoreNobilTriple CoreCrash Bam
Tetran variants Tetran (Zylom) • Covered TetranCrystal Core D-X02Laser TetranTenny Rop