Cephalo is the name given to the middle stage of a Type 2 Plaga and Type 3 Plaga's life, analogous to the Spanish Plagas' "Plaga B" stage. It gets its name from the Cephalopentandra, a root vegetable found in Kenya.[excerpt 1]Cephalo itself is the Greek word meaning "head".
The first Cephalo encountered is from a woman named Allyson. She was kidnapped by a Majini when she tried to escape her fellow Kijuju survivor, Adam. The Player will spot her screaming for help on a balcony until being dragged into the house. The player will enter the house, and once she takes enough damage, the Plagas will reveal itself. Then they will be very common in Chapter 2–2.
They also appear in later chapters inhabiting mostly Base Majini more than Wetland Majini. They also appear in the Mercenaries minigame inhabiting mostly female Majini in the first stage.