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The "Fist of Grudge" attacks Vincent.

"Take responsibility!"

The Fist of Grudge is the first boss that Vincent Brooks faces in the Prison of Despair.


It takes the form of two twisted female arms with silver hair wrapped around each one (resembling Katherine's), wielding a giant bloodstained dessert fork as a weapon.



Fist of Grudge deaths

The Fist of Grudge killing Vincent.

Vincent enters the first boss battle. Adjusting to the new environment he was just thrown into, he hears a faint and grim voice: "You...won't...escape..." Vincent sees the Fist of Grudge below him, speculating it to be Katherine. Regardless, he has no time to think as the boss comes at him. After reaching the goal, Vincent reaches the exit door only for the Fist of Grudge catch up and then tries to attack Vincent once more. Fortunately, the bright light emanating from the door halts the Fist of Grudge and repels it, allowing Vincent to escape alive and in relief.


See Prison of Despair 2-3

Boss guide[]


The Fist of Grudge transforms blocks into heavy blocks in order to slow Vincent down.

The Fist of Grudge has two attacks. When Vincent is falling behind and stays on the blocks near the Fist of Grudge that are glowing red, she will stick her fork at the blocks and try to skewer him. If he doesn't get to higher ground quickly enough, this will kill him instantly (even if Vincent tries to hang behind a block, the fork will simply stab right through the block and kill him). Otherwise, it knocks him down (if he's standing on a block) and stunning him briefly. Also, if Vincent is standing too close to the Fist of Grudge's hands, he will also die immediately upon contact.

When Vincent is higher up, the Fist of Grudge will slash the tower with her fork, stunning Vincent momentarily while a random number of blocks around him turn into Heavy Blocks. If available, the player should use the Bell to counteract this since if the player takes too long making stairs out of Heavy Blocks, she can easily catch up to Vincent.



Concept art.

The prominent display of cracked vivid blue fingernail polish, silver hair along the arms and the fork is meant to immediately remind the player of Katherine; especially because of the previous scenes focusing on those parts of her. The boss represents Vincent's fear of committing to Katherine, and losing his personal freedom. This is echoed in her lines that focus on entrapment.



Fist of Grudge: "You... won't... escape..."

Vincent: ...Huh!? That... voice... where have I...

Fist of Grudge: "I won't... let... you... escape...!"

Vincent: Wha... What the hell is this! Kath...erine...?


  • "I found you!"
  • "Hahaha!"
  • "Oh, come on!"
  • "I've got you!"
  • "Don't you run!"
  • "Take responsibility!"
  • "Don't you make a fool of me!"
  • "I'm not letting you get away!"
  • "Did you think you can escape?"
  • "Oh, this is irritating."


  • "Don't you run! I WON'T let you escape... You won't...escape...!!"



Katherine stabbing cake in Chrono Rabbit to get Vincent's attention because he isn't listening.

  • The fork she uses is the one from the Chrono Rabbit. Katherine uses the same fork in the following morning to stab a cake when Vincent isn't paying attention to her.
  • For a brief moment, it's possible to see the body the arms are connected to, although it will only appear as a completely silhouetted mass of silver hair, matching Katherine's.
  • In Catherine Classic, there is a glitch in the Hard version of the boss stage where it is possible for the player to collapse entire tower sections to the point where the Fist of Grudge starts "climbing" on the tower sections in the background instead of the main tower Vincent is on, allowing the player to see more of the Fist of Grudge.[1]
  • The Fist of Grudge may be the same entity as Doom's Bride.



Catherine: Full Body[]


Stages and bosses
Underground Cemetery:

Prison of Despair:
Torture Chamber:
Clock Tower:
Spiral Corridor:
The Cathedral:
The Empireo:
Close Encounter:


2-1  · 2-2  · 2-3 (Fist of Grudge)
3-1  · 3-2  · 3-3 (Immoral Beast)
4-1  · 4-2 (The Child)
5-1  · 5-2  · 5-3 (Doom's Bride)
6-1  · 6-2  · 6-3  · 6-4 (Child with a Chainsaw)
7-1  · 7-2  · 7-3  · 7-4  · 7-5 (Shadow of Vincent)
8-1 (Catherine)
9-1  · 9-2  · 9-3  · 9-4  · 9-5 (Thomas Mutton)  · 9-6 (Dumuzid)
10-1  · 10-2  · 10-3  · 10-4 (Archangel)
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