Cheogh is the first boss of Blood, and the ruler of the gargoyles. He has longed to earn higher rank in Tchernobog's army and has an unabiding envy and hatred for the Chosen that has never been kept secret.
He is indistinguishable from Stone Gargoyles within the game - they are essentially the same enemy.
Cheogh attacks by shooting blue energy balls out of his eyes, which can sometimes home in on the player. When close, he attacks with his massive claws. Unlike other gargoyles, he does not attack by throwing bones.
Cheogh is quite difficult to defeat, due to the weapons the player has at the time. Like other Stone Gargoyles, Cheogh is most vulnerable to the Tesla Cannon and Voodoo Doll. However, at the point of the game where Cheogh appears, these weapons are not yet available, except through cheat codes. Fire weapons and Bombs are unreliable, due to his swiftness. The best tactic is to keep a distance while running backwards and fire the Napalm Launcher, Sawed-Off Shotgun, or Tommy Gun. Another method is to crouch and look up. If Cheogh is floating above, he will be unable to cause damage.
Cheogh can be seen in the opening movie, where he swoops down from the darkness and kidnaps Ophelia. Later at the end of episode one, when Caleb arrives at the Altar of Stone and sees Ophelia crucified, Caleb shouts "Nooooo!". The altar begins to rumble. Caleb shouts "Show yourself! Show yourself!". The back wall of the altar crumbles, and Cheogh floats down and attacks.
After Cheogh is defeated, Caleb sets Ophelia on the altar and, using a can of gasoline, cremates her. He then walks over to Cheogh's corpse, and blows his brains out with his shotgun.
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