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Evis was the name of the previous final boss of the game before it was discarded and replaced with Buddha.

The artbook describes its sketch as "This is a sketch of when we were coming up with the last boss".


While it's not possible to determine how much progress in the programming department this colossus underwent, its unused texture segment found in the PS3 data sheets only lists two textures, meaning Evis' model was likely in a primitive state, possibly explaining why its in-game model wasn't shown off in the artbook.

Its sketch portrays the boss as a quadruped with several bone protrusions and slight humanoid proportions, however it's possible this design wasn't the final one. Using the representation of a human at the bottom of the sketch for scale, the boss was a tad higher than Quadratus.


No information on its strategy exists. The colossus was likely able to walk since a remnant of its path data is listed in the PS3 sheets and wasn't a stationary boss like Malus, but other than that nothing else is known.


Evis was planned to be located at I1, behind Argus' arena; but was likely not properly implemented in the world map due to the state of I1's model.


  • Since Buddha was renamed into Evis, many of the old Evis-related sheets were likely replaced, erasing previous information. The only sheets that are named Evis and are related to this colossus are the ones not used by Malus.
  • The idol statue of Evis was a Valus copy until very late in development, unlike most other unused colossi. It was then replaced with the Buddha statue in the final version.
    • It having an idol statue suggests that it survived development for a longer time than both Saru and Griffin.
  • Two songs from the soundtrack were likely to have been composed with the final boss in mind, before Malus took over. Gatekeeper of the Castle Ruins (M15P / Music 15 Pinch) and Final Battle (M15B / Music 15 Battle); as according to the files, they were meant to be played one after another in a fight. An example of songs meant to play one after another are Liberated Guardian (M13P) and A Despair-filled Farewell (M13B), which are mostly used for the smaller / faster Colossi.


The Game Shadow of the Colossus ( Demo  · Pal Release  · Shadow of the Colossus HD  · PS4)
Characters Wander  · Agro  · Mono  · Dormin  · Emon
The Colossi I  · II  · III  · IV  · V · VI  · VII  · VIII  · IX  · X  · XI  · XII  · XIII  · XIV  · XV  · XVI
Unused Colossi ( Devil  · Evis  · Griffin  · Phoenix  · Roc  · Saru  · Sirius  · Spider  · Worm  · Yamori A  · Datamined Colossi)
Magic Sigil  · Hard Mode
Colossus Arenas Temple  · Proto  · Arena  · Kirin's Hill  · Canyon · Canossa  · Lakeside  · Underground  · Geyser  · Gravewind  · Leo's Cave  · Poseidon's Lake  · Desert  · Ruins  · Parthenon  · Sanctuary
Unused Arenas ( Badlands  · Cave  · Crater  · Devil's Plain  · Dune  · Hillock  · Labyrinth  · Sluice  · Stonehenge  · Valley )
The Forbidden Lands Shadow creaturesSave shrinesFruit treesWhite-tailed lizards

The Shrine of Worship
Umbral GladeStone Arch GorgeDried MarshNorthern SpanDesert FortressMisty FallsRavine EntranceHalf-moon CanyonWestern PlainRound Stone HillLair to the WestStone Bridge CliffCliff PathLair on the MesaWestern CapeArch Bridge PlainBlasted LandsAutumn ForestEastern BluffValley PlainSouthwestern CapeSouthern PlainGreen CapeThe Broken Seal

Soundtrack Roar of the Earth
Walkthrough Time AttackGolden Coins
Other media Nico  · Official artbook/guidebook  · Collectible figurines  · Film adaptation
Giantology campaign
Hoaxes Jebal-Barez skeletonTamil Nadu tsunami giantSulu Sea eel statuePolarneft conspiracySayre family vacation
Characters Eric BelsonCasper ShillingEd GuylerArkady SimkinBoris AtlasovAndrew and Ellie Sayre
Media Giantology podcasts (FirstInterview with Arkady SimkinThirdFourth) • IPICP memo
SotC Template CoverLogov2.png Walkthrough
Characters Wander  · Mono  · Agro  · Dormin  · Lord Emon  · Guards  · Shadow Creatures
Colossi I  · II  · III  · IV  · V · VI  · VII  · VIII  · IX  · X  · XI  · XII  · XIII  · XIV  · XV  · XVI
Locations The Forbidden Lands  · Shrine of Worship  · Colossus Arenas
Main Items Power-ups (Lizards · Fruit) · Weapons (Ancient Sword · Sword of the Sun · Queen’s Sword · Sword of Dormin · Bow & Arrow · Ancient Bow · Harpoon of Thunder · Life Sword) · Collectibles (Relics)
Gameplay Hard Mode  · Save shrines  · Time Attack  · Reminiscence Mode  · Watermellon  · Barrel
Media Roar of the Earth (OST)  · Official Art and Guide Book  · Nico Bonus DVD  · Film
Releases OPM Demo  · PS2 original  · PS3 remaster  · PS4 remake  · Credits
Early Builds Preview version  · PSU Preview version  · E3 Demo
Unused Content Unused Colossi  · Datamined Colossi  · Colossus Test Stages  · Unused Locations  · Beta Mountains  · Shadow of the Colossus Development Phases