Darius (Need for Speed: Carbon)

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Darius (Need for Speed: Carbon)
"You think you know this town? You have no idea what's in store for you other than it's gonna hurt."
Type: Boss
Appearance: mh:awesomegames:Need for Speed: Carbon
Franchise: Need for Speed

Darius is the main antagonist of the 2006 racing game Need for Speed: Carbon. He is the leader of the Stacked Deck crew that runs Silverton, and drives an Audi Le Mans Quattro, a tier 3 exotic car.

While he initially serves to help the player, providing them with a safehouse at the start of the game, Darius ends up betraying them after they conquer Kempton, Fortuna and Downtown boroughs of Palmont City, and eventually recruits Kenji, Angie and Wolf in Tier 3 cars to take revenge on the player.

Why He's a Hype Boy

  1. His boss battle is very hard, as many players run out of points during the second part of the Canyon Duel.
  2. His Audi Le Mans Quattro is very fast.
  3. He recruits Kenji, Angie and Wolf with new tier 3 cars after they disband their crews and Nikki joins the player's crew.
    • The player must do 4 races in a row, first, the player must do a Boss Rush against the three other bosses in their Tier 3 cars before going up against Darius himself.
  4. His Audi Le Mans Quattro can only be used in Quick Race, unless the player mods the game using NFS VLT-Ed (changing IsCustomizable from False to True) to make the Le Mans Quattro available in Career Mode.
    • Instead, you unlock the tier 2 and 3 cars that you cannot otherwise unlock in your campaign, for example, the Tuner career only unlocks the 2006 Volkswagen Golf R32 (Mk.V) and 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (BNR34), so you unlock the Muscle and Exotic rewards after defeating him.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. His theme song, "Hype Boys" by Sway, is a great song.
  2. While Darius' Audi Le Mans Quattro can only be used in Quick Race, unless you mod the game, as mentioned previously, it looks cool and is one of the best handling cars in the game.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Use an all-wheel drive tuner car such as the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition (CT9A) or 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (BNR34) (only if the player went with the tuner career path) as these cars have decent acceleration and responsive handling.
  2. The Dodge Viper SRT-10 (ZB 1) and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) are good muscle cars that can be used to beat him if one can handle these cars properly.
  3. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (C199) or Porsche Carrera GT (980) are good exotic cars to use to beat him.
    • However, the Carrera GT can only be unlocked if the player started an exotic career with the Alfa Romeo Brera 3.2, therefore, it is not recommended to do a muscle career by starting with the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396, as the 1967 Shelby GT500 is one of the hardest to handle Tier 3 cars in the game, therefore, starting an exotic or tuner career is highly recommended due to the exclusive tier 3 unlocks mentioned above.