Lars Empire, somehow, learned to use Gradian and Bacterian technology

he Lars Empire is the main antagonist of Gradius NEO from many years after the events of the Gradius and Nemesis series. They, along with the Gradius Union, acquired ancient Gradian and Bacterion technology and used it in a campaign to destroy the Gradius Union.

See also


  • James Burton, main character of the MSX Nemesis and pilot of the Vic Viper and later the Metalion is crowned Emperor Lars the 18th. Whether this implies a connection is yet to be determined.
Gradius NEO
Characters/Ships Force ViperBig Core CustomLars Empire
Gradius NEO Bosses Satellite CoreCrystal MoaiGiganticOgre ShieldBig Core X 3Central Server
Gradius NEO Imperial Bosses Big CoreSatellite Core MK IIDeadalusCrystal MoaiGenocide Core
End bosses and major enemies
Major Recurring Foes GoferBacterianDr VenomZelos Force (Zeros)Lars Empire
Minor Enemies Xaerous BrainO.V.U.M.Eleos BrainMother Computer ZGuardian CoreCentral ServerGenocide CoreMetal SlaveZelos BarrierDoom
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