History AwesomeBosses / Castlevania

28th May '17 8:06:26 AM mlsmithca
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** ''VideoGame/Castlevania64'' has Dracula's servant fought the classic way. If you get teh good ending, you then fight a much [[BishonenLine handsomer]] real Dracula who uses homing magic. Conquering that will have him bust out his real form, a 65-foot dragon/scorpion thing who attacks using homing fire pillars and huge explosions.

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** ''VideoGame/Castlevania64'' has Dracula's servant fought the classic way. If you get teh the good ending, you then fight a much [[BishonenLine handsomer]] real Dracula who uses homing magic. Conquering that will have him bust out his real form, a 65-foot dragon/scorpion thing who attacks using homing fire pillars and huge explosions.
27th May '17 10:26:26 PM lalalei2001
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** Oh and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]''. "Boy, Dracula sure will be much easier since I have two characters to fight him this ti-... DEATH? AT THE ... SAME... TIME...." Made even more awesome by the fact that, like you, they have several Combination Attacks and, when one of them's low on health, ''Death lets Dracula use Soul Steal on him, resulting in a fusion of the two.'' Even better; ''they have {{Combination Attack}}s'', including a version of Dracula's [[ThatOneAttack hellishly destructive]] Demonic Meggido where Drac ''turns Death into a [[SinisterScythe scythe]] and slams him into the ground, creating a massive wave of ruination''. Holy...

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** Oh and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]''. "Boy, Dracula sure will be much easier since I have two characters to fight him this ti-... DEATH? AT THE ... SAME... TIME...." Made even more awesome by the fact that, like you, they have several Combination Attacks and, when one of them's low on health, ''Death lets Dracula use Soul Steal on him, resulting in a fusion of the two.'' Even better; ''they have {{Combination Attack}}s'', including a version of Dracula's [[ThatOneAttack hellishly destructive]] Demonic Meggido where Drac ''turns Death into a [[SinisterScythe scythe]] and slams him into the ground, creating a massive wave of ruination''. Holy...ruination''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' starts with a standard Dracula battle. Then when you get him to low HP, Simon Belmont's theme kicks in as his attacks get erratic, turning it into a truly epic fight.
27th May '17 10:23:07 PM lalalei2001
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** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'': Your first fight him as himself, he switches into a giant, floating, disembodied, many-faced BRAIN (that drips acid, to boot!), and finally a huge laser-spewing demon.

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** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula's Curse]]'': Your first fight him as himself, he switches into a giant, floating, disembodied, many-faced BRAIN (that drips acid, to boot!), brain that turns into skulls, and finally a huge laser-spewing demon.demon.
** ''VideoGame/Castlevania64'' has Dracula's servant fought the classic way. If you get teh good ending, you then fight a much [[BishonenLine handsomer]] real Dracula who uses homing magic. Conquering that will have him bust out his real form, a 65-foot dragon/scorpion thing who attacks using homing fire pillars and huge explosions.
31st Mar '17 10:04:06 AM mlsmithca
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* Legion. Any incarnation. ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]'' especially.
** Fighting Legion in full 3D in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness Curse of Darkness]]'' was pure awesome.

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* Legion. Any incarnation. ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]'' especially.
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especially. Fighting Legion in full 3D in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness Curse of Darkness]]'' was pure awesome.



* In the PSP port, just before when Maria gives you the Holy Glasses, she fights Alucard to prove he's capable of beating Richter. While it's not particularly challenging, she can use several attacks from Rondo of Blood and demonstrates a new Item Crash when you've fought her down to her last HP. Again, it's not the difficulty, but the fact that you're fighting a powerful player character especially if you've not seen it coming.

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* In the PSP port, just before when Maria gives you the Holy Glasses, she fights Alucard to prove he's capable of beating Richter. While it's not particularly challenging, she can use several attacks from Rondo ''Rondo of Blood Blood'' and demonstrates a new Item Crash when you've fought her down to her last HP. Again, it's not the difficulty, but the fact that you're fighting Fighting a powerful player character character, especially if you've not seen it coming.coming, is what truly makes this fight awesome.



* Fighting, of all things, [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Chaos]]]] in the true ending.
** In that same vein, [[spoiler:Graham]] has the same effect.

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* Fighting, of all things, [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Chaos]]]] in the true ending.
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ending. In that same vein, [[spoiler:Graham]] has the same effect.



* Gergoth. A giant mutant dinosaur like boss, that slowly plods around the top of the Condemned Tower, jumping, shooting lasers, and blasting poison gas. Halfway through the battle, it smashes through the floor of the tower, and you fall all the way back to the ground floor where you started the level. And NOW it's gained speed!
** Though they originally [[DummiedOut showed him as an]] AdvancingWallOfDoom [[TrailersAlwaysLie in the trailer]]...

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* Gergoth. A giant mutant dinosaur like boss, that slowly plods around the top of the Condemned Tower, jumping, shooting lasers, and blasting poison gas. Halfway through the battle, it smashes through the floor of the tower, and you fall all the way back to the ground floor where you started the level. And NOW it's gained speed!
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speed! Though they originally [[DummiedOut showed him as an]] AdvancingWallOfDoom [[TrailersAlwaysLie in the trailer]]...



* [[spoiler:Dark Lord Soma]] in Julius Mode is pure, classic Dracula. And the fight is accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Illusionary Dance]].
** Except he surprises you by [[spoiler:pulling out a Gaibon familiar and Great Axe Armor's attack rather than Dracula's traditional fireballs. Then when he transforms into the monster from Rondo of Blood/Symphony of the Night, he gets a Harpy familiar, then will use Aguni, Larva and Abbadon.]]

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* [[spoiler:Dark Lord Soma]] in Julius Mode is pure, classic Dracula. And the fight is accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Illusionary Dance]]. \n** Except he surprises you by [[spoiler:pulling out a Gaibon familiar and Great Axe Armor's attack rather than Dracula's traditional fireballs. Then when he transforms into the monster from Rondo of Blood/Symphony of the Night, he gets a Harpy familiar, then will use Aguni, Larva and Abbadon.]]



** [[spoiler:HOW DARE YOU... EVEN FORGETTING... WHO RAISED YOU... YOU... STUPID DISCIPLE!]]

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** [[spoiler:HOW -->[[spoiler:HOW DARE YOU... EVEN FORGETTING... WHO RAISED YOU... YOU... STUPID DISCIPLE!]]



* The GiantEnemyCrab should deserve a mention -- how many other games let you smash a crab with an ''elevator''? Coupled with that boss being a major WakeUpCallBoss to a degree, it makes the ending soooo much more satisfying.
** What Shanoa says makes that ending even MORE satisfying. [[PreMortemOneLiner "Go to hell."]]

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* The GiantEnemyCrab should deserve a mention -- how many other games let you smash a crab with an ''elevator''? Coupled with that boss being a major WakeUpCallBoss to a degree, it makes the ending soooo much more satisfying.
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satisfying. What Shanoa says makes that ending even MORE satisfying. [[PreMortemOneLiner "Go to hell."]]



* Fighting [[spoiler:the Whip's Memory, aka the essence of Richter Belmont inside of the Vampire Killer]]. Little breathing room. [[DuelBoss Jonathan only]]. The boss can and ''will'' hand your ass, but it's a wildly satisfying battle from start to finish. [[spoiler:And just imagine if it was the ''real'' Richter, who was widely touted as the greatest of the Belmonts.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFvTqdKvf74 The music]] [[spoiler:(a remix of "Divine Bloodlines", which is more or less Richter's theme)]] only plays up the intensity of the fight.
** Made even better when you realize what his weakness is: [[spoiler:The Cream Pie, a hidden subweapon found all the way back in the first painting. The Memory is weak to the darkness element, which the Cream Pie inexplicably has. The Pie also has the benefit of being extremely light on MP consumption. The result is that one of the easiest ways to beat the Memory is to throw ''infinite amounts of pie at him'' until he dies]].

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* Fighting [[spoiler:the Whip's Memory, aka the essence of Richter Belmont inside of the Vampire Killer]]. Little breathing room. [[DuelBoss Jonathan only]]. The boss can and ''will'' hand your ass, but it's a wildly satisfying battle from start to finish. [[spoiler:And just imagine if it was the ''real'' Richter, who was widely touted as the greatest of the Belmonts.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFvTqdKvf74 The music]] [[spoiler:(a remix of "Divine Bloodlines", which is more or less Richter's theme)]] only plays up the intensity of the fight.
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fight. Made even better when you realize what his weakness is: [[spoiler:The Cream Pie, a hidden subweapon found all the way back in the first painting. The Memory is weak to the darkness element, which the Cream Pie inexplicably has. The Pie also has the benefit of being extremely light on MP consumption. The result is that one of the easiest ways to beat the Memory is to throw ''infinite amounts of pie at him'' until he dies]].
31st Mar '17 12:34:47 AM darkabomination
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* In the PSP port, just before when Maria gives you the Holy Glasses, she fights Alucard to prove he's capable of beating Richter. While it's not particularly challenging, she can use several attacks from Rondo of Blood and demonstrates a new Item Crash when you've fought her down to her last HP. Again, it's not the difficulty, but the fact that you're fighting a powerful player character especially if you've not seen it coming.
11th Jul '16 7:02:18 AM MillaMaxwell
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* Near the end of the game, you get to fight, of course, Death. While Death is almost always a combination of [[ThatOneBoss hard]] and awesome, depending on your glyphs, you can make this battle symbolically awesome too. This is the only game in the series where the main character can wield, through Shanoa's use of the ''Falcis'' line of glyphs, a [[SinisterScythe scythe.]] In fact, the ''Falcis'' glyphs are the strongest physical attacking glyphs in the game. So, to recap, Death uses a scythe. Shanoa's strongest weapon is a scythe. And you can get the strongest scythe before this battle. That's right, you can beat Death ''in a scythe battle.''
19th Jun '16 8:30:16 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[BackgroundBoss Balore]]. You enter the boss room in the arena level and is greeted by the Giant Bat, a standard boss in ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}''. Suddenly a GIANT HAND comes out of nowhere and crushes the bat, and an EvilLaugh is heard as Balore fades in from the background while a different boss battle music starts to play. Totally unexpected and an epic boss battle.

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* [[BackgroundBoss Balore]]. You enter the boss room in the arena level and is greeted by the Giant Bat, a standard boss in ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}''. Suddenly a GIANT HAND comes out of nowhere and [[BaitAndSwitchBoss crushes the bat, bat]], and an EvilLaugh is heard as Balore fades in from the background while a different boss battle music starts to play. Totally unexpected and an epic boss battle.
22nd Mar '16 1:59:05 PM Willbyr
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** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines Bloodlines]]'': First his basic form, then a sort of fireball-throwing magician, and then a demon with a face on his torso, {{Devilman}}-style. This "second form" isn't actually Drac; it's really his WickedWitch [[TheDragon Dragon]] (well, for ''Bloodlines'', anyway). The English version erroneously labeled this separate character as Dracula. Same thing in that game with the Dark Lord's [[DaddysLittleVillain niece]], [[DarkChick Elizabeth Bartley]], who [[SummonMagic summons]] Medusa but doesn't actually ''become'' her.

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** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines Bloodlines]]'': First his basic form, then a sort of fireball-throwing magician, and then a demon with a face on his torso, {{Devilman}}-style.Manga/{{Devilman}}-style. This "second form" isn't actually Drac; it's really his WickedWitch [[TheDragon Dragon]] (well, for ''Bloodlines'', anyway). The English version erroneously labeled this separate character as Dracula. Same thing in that game with the Dark Lord's [[DaddysLittleVillain niece]], [[DarkChick Elizabeth Bartley]], who [[SummonMagic summons]] Medusa but doesn't actually ''become'' her.
17th Jan '16 9:06:41 PM WatcherCCG
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* The Dracula battle is pretty awesome... if just because he's ThatOneBoss ''without ever going OneWingedAngel,'' unlike almost every other game in the series and every {{Metroidvania}} ever.

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* The Dracula battle is pretty awesome... if just because he's ThatOneBoss ''without ever going OneWingedAngel,'' unlike almost every other game in the series and every {{Metroidvania}} ever. The very fact that Dracula begins stomping around the room in a MenacingStroll is pure MundaneMadeAwesome.
17th Aug '14 6:37:28 PM mlsmithca
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* Blackmore. This guy greets you smarmily, before fighting you with his own '''gigantic shadow'''. And this shadow is shaped like a '''WOLF'''. Blackmore controlls the wolf-shadow by dancing and likes to use this big black laser move on you. By now you have Nitesco, a very effective glyph that also manifests as a laser. Mega-awesome laser fight ensues.

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* Blackmore. This guy greets you smarmily, before fighting you with his own '''gigantic shadow'''. And this shadow is shaped like a '''WOLF'''.'''wolf'''. Blackmore controlls the wolf-shadow by dancing and likes to use this big black laser move on you. By now you have Nitesco, a very effective glyph that also manifests as a laser. Mega-awesome laser fight ensues.
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