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29th Sep '17 1:46:24 AM samfluture
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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Dracula and Lisa, with tragic results; ambiguously implied for Alucard and Maria.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Dracula and Lisa, with tragic results; ambiguously implied for Alucard and Maria.results.
16th Sep '17 10:15:12 AM nombretomado
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* RecycledTitle: Both the NES and N64 versions are just called ''Castlevania'', as is the European version of the [=PS2=]'s ''Lament of Innocence'' and the European version of the GameBoyAdvance's ''Circle of the Moon''. Also, about half the games in the series before the 32-bit era were called ''Akumajou Dracula'' in Japan.

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* RecycledTitle: Both the NES and N64 versions are just called ''Castlevania'', as is the European version of the [=PS2=]'s ''Lament of Innocence'' and the European version of the GameBoyAdvance's UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance's ''Circle of the Moon''. Also, about half the games in the series before the 32-bit era were called ''Akumajou Dracula'' in Japan.
11th Sep '17 5:19:40 AM jormis29
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** ''Lords of Shadow'' is chock full of these, though they are, in fact, shout outs to the ''Castlevania'' series at large. For instance, part way through the game, Zobek has this to say about the Combat Cross, your main weapon: "The Villagers called him 'God's Savior' and his weapon they called 'Vampire Killer'. Ah, Gandolfi, how that would make you smile." Also, before the fight with Carmilla: "Poor, beautiful Carmilla, you will cry bloody tears before this night has ended!" Many of the boss characters (Cornell, Malphas, Brauner, Olrox, Carmilla) are named after characters from other games. Even the song that plays in the Music Box level (Level 9-3) is the (in)famous theme from the original ''Castlevania'', "Vampire Killer." Mercury Steam went out of their way to include many different shout outs for their reboot.

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** ''Lords of Shadow'' is chock full of these, though they are, in fact, shout outs to the ''Castlevania'' series at large. For instance, part way through the game, Zobek has this to say about the Combat Cross, your main weapon: "The Villagers called him 'God's Savior' and his weapon they called 'Vampire Killer'. Ah, Gandolfi, how that would make you smile." Also, before the fight with Carmilla: "Poor, beautiful Carmilla, you will cry bloody tears before this night has ended!" Many of the boss characters (Cornell, Malphas, Brauner, Olrox, Carmilla) are named after characters from other games. Even the song that plays in the Music Box level (Level 9-3) is the (in)famous theme from the original ''Castlevania'', "Vampire Killer." Mercury Steam Creator/MercurySteam went out of their way to include many different shout outs for their reboot.
28th Aug '17 2:10:34 PM Beed28
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* NonstandardGameOver: ''Dawn of Sorrow'' has this if you enter a room without equipping Mina's pendant.

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* NonstandardGameOver: NonstandardGameOver:
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''Dawn of Sorrow'' has this if you enter a room without equipping Mina's pendant.pendant.
** In ''Portrait of Ruin'', if you [[spoiler:opt to kill Stella and Loretta instead of curing them]], you still get an ending sequence with Dracula's Castle destroyed, but you get a GameOver screen instead of a credits sequence because [[spoiler:[[KarmaHoudini Brauner got away]]]].
26th Aug '17 2:49:02 PM Luigifan
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* AndIMustScream: Several cases, Alucard defeats the Succubus in which it is doomed to wander the dream world for all eternity in "Symphony Of The Night" and in Rondo of Blood, if Richter or Maria are touched by the painting mini-boss they are trapped inside it forever.

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* AndIMustScream: Several cases, The series is no stranger to this trope. Some examples:
** In ''Symphony of the Night'', upon defeating the Succubus,
Alucard defeats the Succubus in which it is doomed condemns her to wander the dream world for all eternity in "Symphony Of The Night" and in Rondo eternity.
** In ''Rondo
of Blood, Blood'', if Richter or Maria are touched by the painting mini-boss mini-boss, they are trapped inside it forever.



* TheBadGuyWins: In one of the games, (specifically, [[spoiler:''Legacy of Darkness''), after you overcome the final boss, you find out that he was a decoy, the whole thing was a set-up, and you've played into Dracula's hands and only aided him.]] Ditto for [[spoiler:''Lament of Innocence'']].

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* TheBadGuyWins: In one of the games, (specifically, [[spoiler:''Legacy of Darkness''), after Darkness'']]), [[spoiler:after you overcome the final boss, you find out that he was a decoy, the whole thing was a set-up, and you've played into Dracula's hands and only aided him.]] him]]. Ditto for [[spoiler:''Lament of Innocence'']].



* BadassFamily: You needn't look further than the Belmont clan. Though you'll also find the Belnades, the Morrises, and the Lecardes if you do. Of course, everyone in Dracula's family is a badass, but there's a lot of infighting.

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* BadassFamily: You needn't look further than the Belmont clan. Though you'll also find the Belnades, the Morrises, and the Lecardes if you do. Of course, everyone in Dracula's family is also a badass, but there's a lot of infighting.



* BatmanGambit: Dracula and his minions manipulate friends and allies about as much as they manipulate the dark powers. You'd think by now the average Belmont would recognize he's being had. Especially considering [[spoiler:their entire rivalry with Dracula was born from being tricked into granting him his power.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Dracula and his minions manipulate friends and allies about as much as they manipulate the dark powers. You'd think by now the average Belmont would recognize he's being had. Especially considering [[spoiler:their entire rivalry with Dracula was born from being tricked into granting him his power.]]power]].



* BigBad: Almost always Dracula. Even when he's not around, his very existence drives the plot somehow.

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* BigBad: Almost always Dracula. Even when he's not around, [[GreaterScopeVillain his very existence drives the plot somehow.somehow]].



* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Many enemies can take a defensive stance or put up a forcefield to stop all your attacks. Especially difficult if it already takes a lot to take down. Thankfully Soma can turn those abilities back at them.

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* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Many enemies can take a defensive stance or put up a forcefield to stop all your attacks. Especially difficult if it already takes a lot to take down. Thankfully Thankfully, Soma can turn those abilities back at them.



** The [[spoiler:Reverse Castle]] from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' is the most well-known example, even though [[spoiler:you need it to see the true ending.]]

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** The [[spoiler:Reverse Castle]] from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' is the most well-known example, even though [[spoiler:you need it to see the true ending.]]ending]].



* {{Bowdlerization}}: Nintendo Power magazine (as well as the "NES Game Atlas" player's guide) initially referred to holy water as "firebombs", likely due to their policies at the time regarding religious references[[note]]Which even they themsleves were / are not immune to, hence why VideoGame/DevilWorld was never released in North America.[[/note]]. That, and when they're thrown, they explode into fire. On the other hand, Castlevania II does indeed say "holy water" in the North American release.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: Nintendo Power magazine (as well as the "NES Game Atlas" player's guide) initially referred to holy water as "firebombs", likely due to their policies at the time regarding religious references[[note]]Which even they themsleves themselves were / are not immune to, hence why VideoGame/DevilWorld ''VideoGame/DevilWorld'' was never released in North America.[[/note]]. That, and when they're thrown, they explode into fire. On the other hand, Castlevania II does indeed say "holy water" in the North American release.



** Menace in ''Harmony Of Despair'' is easily the biggest boss in the game, to the point that you and your buddies have to utilize a few well-placed platforms, unless you knock him on his ass with a well-er-placed bone hammer.

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** Menace in ''Harmony Of Despair'' is easily the biggest boss in the game, to the point that you and your buddies have to utilize a few well-placed platforms, unless you knock him on his ass with a well-er-placed bone hammer. (He's just as big in ''Dawn of Sorrow'', except there's no hammer, more platforms, and you can fly in several ways by the time you face him.)



** Also in ''Symphony of the Night'', Alucard faces evil versions of his three companions from ''Castlevania III'': Trevor, Grant, and Sypha, who actually fight pretty much like they played in that game. Trevor fights like a typical Belmont, Grant chucks knives around and walks on the ceiling, and Sypha uses Fire, Ice, and Lightning magic. The three show up again in near identical forms in the Nest of Evil section of ''Portrait of Ruin''.
** Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' basically ''is Castlevania III'' again, with Julius standing in for Trevor, Yoko taking the place of Sypha, and [[spoiler:Arikado resuming his role as Alucard.]] In addition, the final boss is [[spoiler:Soma, who has fully become Dracula, with his own rendition of Dance of Illusions playing in the background and the classic transformation phase.]] Pity they [[DummiedOut didn't get]] Hammer to stand in for Grant, though.

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** Also in ''Symphony of the Night'', Alucard faces evil versions of his three companions from ''Castlevania III'': Trevor, Grant, and Sypha, who actually fight pretty much like they played in that game. Trevor fights like a typical Belmont, Grant chucks knives around and walks on the ceiling, and Sypha uses Fire, Ice, and Lightning magic. The three show up again in near identical near-identical forms in the Nest of Evil section of ''Portrait of Ruin''.
** Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' basically ''is Castlevania III'' again, with Julius standing in for Trevor, Yoko taking the place of Sypha, and [[spoiler:Arikado resuming his role as Alucard.]] Alucard]]. In addition, the final boss is [[spoiler:Soma, who has fully become Dracula, with his own rendition of Dance of Illusions playing in the background and the classic transformation phase.]] phase]]. Pity they [[DummiedOut didn't get]] Hammer to stand in for Grant, though.



** Gabriel in Lords Of Shadow's second DLC says "Enough talk, have at you!" to Forgotten One before the first fight: fitting, considering [[spoiler:Dracula said the same thing to Richter in the Symphony intro, and Gabriel is very close to turning into him.]]

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** Gabriel in Lords Of Shadow's second DLC says "Enough talk, have at you!" to Forgotten One before the first fight: fitting, considering [[spoiler:Dracula said the same thing to Richter in the Symphony ''Symphony'' intro, and Gabriel is very close to turning into him.]]him]].



* CrapsackWorld: The regular arrival of one is usually a good tell for when Dracula's coming back (it's certainly no coincidence that he managed to come back for ''both'' World Wars.)
* CreepyDoll: Marionette and Killer Doll. Puppet Master from ''Dawn of Sorrow'' also uses them. ''Chronicle'' has small clown dolls and hover dolls, though the latter has voice that is just too cute to be creepy.

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* CrapsackWorld: The regular arrival of one is usually a good tell for when Dracula's coming back (it's certainly no coincidence that he managed to come back for ''both'' World Wars.)
[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines for]] ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin both]]'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Wars]]).
* CreepyDoll: Marionette and Killer Doll. Puppet Master from ''Dawn of Sorrow'' also uses them. ''Chronicle'' has small clown dolls and hover dolls, though the latter has a voice that is just too cute to be creepy.



* DegradedBoss: Both kinds are incredibly common across the Castlevania series. Werewolf, Dogether, Wyvern, Minotaur, Slogra, Gaibon, [[IAmNotShazam Frankenstein's]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Creature]]... It is also cyclical, with enemies going back and forth between boss status and mook status across games.

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* DegradedBoss: Both kinds are incredibly common across the Castlevania ''Castlevania'' series. Werewolf, Dogether, Wyvern, Minotaur, Slogra, Gaibon, [[IAmNotShazam Frankenstein's]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Creature]]... It is also cyclical, with enemies going back and forth between boss status and mook status across games.



** Nathan Graves is not part of a legendary clan, in fact he's a vampire hunter still in training who gets bested by his rival time and time again during lessons, and yet still whups Dracula's ass. That's like a karate student who doesn't even have his blackbelt yet, going out and beating up Chuck Norris.

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** Nathan Graves is not part of a legendary clan, clan -- in fact fact, he's a vampire hunter still in training who gets bested by his rival time and time again during lessons, lessons -- and yet still whups Dracula's ass. That's like a karate student who doesn't even have his blackbelt black belt yet, going out and beating up Chuck Norris.



* DistressedDamsel: Serena in ''Haunted Castle'', Lydia in ''Harmony of Dissonance'', and four women in ''Rondo of Blood'' including Maria and Annette. Mina Hakuba becomes one in ''Dawn of Sorrow.'' [[spoiler:It's actually a doppleganger, as part of a BatmanGambit by Celia.]]

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* DistressedDamsel: Serena in ''Haunted Castle'', Lydia in ''Harmony of Dissonance'', and four women in ''Rondo of Blood'' Blood'', including Maria and Annette. Mina Hakuba becomes one in ''Dawn of Sorrow.'' [[spoiler:It's actually a doppleganger, as part of a BatmanGambit by Celia.]]



** The FinalBoss battle of ''Portrait of Ruin'' when [[spoiler:[[BigBad Dracula]] and [[TheDragon Death]] team up to battle the two heroes.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first game was an homage to the style of Film/HammerHorror movies, [[note]] this is more or less confirmed with the English credits parodying famous Hammer movie actors, such as Christopher Lee, and Boris Karloff [[/note]] with almost all the bosses being stock monsters from said movies (In turn many of said monsters were based on famous novels) and had no plot aside from "Kill Dracula". It wasn't until the second and third games that [[GrowingTheBeard the designers starting writing their own mythology]] and in turn developing complex and dramatic storylines. Also ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Simon's Quest.]]'' may count, as it was a [[BlackSheep massive departure from the core gameplay]].
* EasyAmnesia: Averted with Shanoa, as she loses her memories at the beginning of the game, doesn't get them back, and it changes her personality considerably. Played straight with "J" or [[spoiler:Julius Belmont, who loses his after the trauma of finally slaying Dracula, yet regains them after going on a sabbatical at his castle.]]

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** The FinalBoss battle of ''Portrait of Ruin'' when [[spoiler:[[BigBad Dracula]] and [[TheDragon Death]] team up to battle the two heroes.]]
heroes]]. The same game has another example in [[ClimaxBoss Stella and Loretta]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first game was an homage to the style of Film/HammerHorror movies, [[note]] this [[note]]this is more or less confirmed with the English credits parodying famous Hammer movie actors, such as Christopher Lee, and Boris Karloff [[/note]] Karloff[[/note]] with almost all the bosses being stock monsters from said movies (In turn (in turn, many of said monsters were based on famous novels) and had no plot aside from "Kill Dracula". It wasn't until the second and third games that [[GrowingTheBeard the designers starting writing their own mythology]] and in turn developing complex and dramatic storylines. Also Also, ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Simon's Quest.]]'' Quest]]'' may count, as it was a [[BlackSheep massive departure from the core gameplay]].
* EasyAmnesia: Averted with Shanoa, as she loses her memories at the beginning of the game, doesn't get them back, and it changes her personality considerably. Played straight with "J" or [[spoiler:Julius Belmont, who loses his after the trauma of finally slaying Dracula, yet regains them after going on a sabbatical at his castle.]]castle]].



* EldritchAbomination: Double as EldritchLocation. Dracula's Castle/''Castlevania'' itself. Alucard calls it a ''Creature of Chaos'' in ''Symphony''. And as revealed in ''Aria'', the castle spawns from the Chaotic Realm in response to the Dark Lord.

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* EldritchAbomination: Double Doubles as EldritchLocation. Dracula's Castle/''Castlevania'' itself. Alucard calls it a ''Creature of Chaos'' in ''Symphony''. And as revealed in ''Aria'', the castle spawns from the Chaotic Realm in response to the Dark Lord.



** And recoil. And birds. And Stairs were an absolute deathtrap, because if you get hit once you plummet to your death.

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** And recoil. And birds. And Stairs were an absolute deathtrap, because if you get hit once once, you plummet to your death.



** Carmilla in ''Castlevania Judgment'' has JigglePhysics, a {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, and her special attack includes a closeup of her crotch in the foreground. Also in ''Lords of Shadow'', where she sports AbsoluteCleavage so extreme the only thing keeping her dress on must be sheer force of will. [[FanDisservice Until she transforms into her vampire mode. . .]]
** ''Judgment'' Sypha as well. When she ''turns around'' her boobs bob up and down, and her ample chest is well, so ample, it's a wonder she ever managed to dress up as a man and ''convince'' people! (Though she did say they only get in the way.) As of Pachislot, not only does she stop 'dressing like a man', she also sports CleavageWindow, wears a pink skirt, and some of the bonus sections had her using 'transformations' a la a MagicalGirl.

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** Carmilla in ''Castlevania Judgment'' has JigglePhysics, a {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, and her special attack includes a closeup of her crotch in the foreground. Also in ''Lords of Shadow'', where she sports AbsoluteCleavage so extreme the only thing keeping her dress on must be sheer force of will. [[FanDisservice Until she transforms into her vampire mode. . .mode...]]
** ''Judgment'' Sypha as well. When she ''turns around'' around'', her boobs bob up and down, and her ample chest is well, so ample, it's a wonder she ever managed to dress up as a man and ''convince'' people! (Though she did say they only get in the way.) As of Pachislot, not only does she stop 'dressing like a man', she also sports CleavageWindow, wears a pink skirt, and some of the bonus sections had her using 'transformations' a la a MagicalGirl.



** Angela in the Pachislot series is basically a scantily clad casino girl designed so she vaguely fits in the Castlevania universe.

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** Angela in the Pachislot series is basically a scantily clad casino girl designed so she vaguely fits in the Castlevania ''Castlevania'' universe.



** While ''Harmony of Dissonance'' and ''Curse of Darkness'' contain weird little furniture based subquests that are optional, for a gamer obsessed with OneHundredPercentCompletion, they are just as hugely aggravating.

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** While ''Harmony of Dissonance'' and ''Curse of Darkness'' contain weird little furniture based furniture-based subquests that are optional, for a gamer obsessed with OneHundredPercentCompletion, they are just as hugely aggravating.



* FlechetteStorm: The Knife Item Crash, starting with ''Rondo of Blood'', has the user throw a multitude of knifes in rapid succession at the enemy. This attack varies with the game it appears in.
** It re-appears in Portrait of Ruin as a special attack. It comes in handy against most enemies.

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* FlechetteStorm: The Knife Item Crash, starting with ''Rondo of Blood'', has the user throw a multitude of knifes knives in rapid succession at the enemy. This attack varies with the game it appears in.
** It re-appears in Portrait ''Portrait of Ruin Ruin'' as a special attack.Dual Crush. It comes in handy against most enemies.



* TheFourGods: Maria's super attacks in ''Rondo'', ''Symphony'' and ''Judgment''.

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* TheFourGods: Maria's super attacks in ''Rondo'', ''Symphony'' ''Symphony'', and ''Judgment''.



* GiganticMoon: Most Castlevania games feature an inexplicably gigantic moon. In the intro for ''Castlevania: Judgment'', the moon is portrayed in such a size it would actually be BIGGER than the Earth itself, unless the satellite has broken orbit and is on a collision course for Eastern Europe.

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* GiganticMoon: Most Castlevania ''Castlevania'' games feature an inexplicably gigantic moon. In the intro for ''Castlevania: Judgment'', the moon is portrayed in such a size it would actually be BIGGER ''bigger'' than the Earth itself, unless the satellite has broken orbit and [[ColonyDrop is on a collision course for Eastern Europe.Europe]].



** In ''Order of Ecclesia'', the Death Ring makes Shanoa into one of these -- it makes her die in one hit while boosting all of her stats, excluding Luck (but including Defense).

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** In ''Order of Ecclesia'', the Death Ring makes Shanoa into an extreme example of one of these -- [[OneHitPointWonder it makes her die in one hit hit]] while boosting all of her stats, excluding Luck (but including Defense).



** A meta-example of this is probably the reason gamers will never receive an installment chronicling Julius Belmont's exploits in 1999; expectations would just be too damn high for the story of [[spoiler:how Dracula finally ''died for good''.]]

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** A meta-example of this is probably the reason gamers will never receive an installment chronicling Julius Belmont's exploits in 1999; expectations would just be too damn high for the story of [[spoiler:how Dracula finally ''died for good''.]]good'']].



* HolyBurnsEvil: Holy Water bursts into flames once its container break upon ground impact.

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* HolyBurnsEvil: Holy Water bursts into flames once its container break breaks upon ground impact.



* HotterAndSexier: The IGA era titles introduced nudity and fanserive everywhere.
* HotWitch: A common baddie in the IGA titles, who ShowSomeLeg with their witch costume. In the DS titles they [[FanServicePack got an upgrade.]]

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* HotterAndSexier: The IGA era titles introduced nudity and fanserive fanservice everywhere.
* HotWitch: A common baddie in the IGA titles, who ShowSomeLeg with their witch costume. In the DS titles titles, they [[FanServicePack got an upgrade.]]



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Maria Renard (animals), Charlotte Aulin (books).

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Maria Renard (animals), ([[TheBeastmaster animals]]), Charlotte Aulin (books).



* InNameOnly: Simon Belmont from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' has jack-all to with Simon from the games, and it's a particularly egregious example as the Captain N creators clearly never played the game or any of the other games the series was based on.

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* InNameOnly: Simon Belmont from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' has jack-all to do with Simon from the games, and it's a particularly egregious example as the Captain N creators clearly never played the game or any of the other games the series was based on.



** ''Dawn of Sorrow'' finally balanced both by slowing down the Claimh Solais, and the rapid attack sword (Now the Valmanway) has decent attack power. Forging the Claimh Solais also requires sacrificing a decent Boss Soul, preventing 100% completion for that play through.
** Several games (Aria, Dawn, and Portrait) also have an item that grants essentially limitless MP, although latter games limited its effectiveness and you need to wait a few seconds for it to replenish if you run out completely. It comes late in the game, but makes replays a cakewalk.
** Death's Scythe in ''Curse of Darkness'' arguably counts, but it is '''such''' a pain to make. On higher levels, it is also outclassed by the [[GoodOldFisticuffs Force Glove]] in terms of damage per time. It's also available in both Sorrow games and just as powerful there, but it's Darkness-elemental which many enemies resist and the shaft has no hitbox, meaning it misses enemies that are standing too close to Soma.

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** ''Dawn of Sorrow'' finally balanced both by slowing down the Claimh Solais, and the rapid attack sword (Now (now the Valmanway) has decent attack power. Forging the Claimh Solais also requires sacrificing a decent Boss Soul, preventing 100% completion for that play through.
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** Several games (Aria, Dawn, and Portrait) also have an item that grants essentially limitless MP, although latter later games limited its effectiveness and you need to wait a few seconds for it to replenish if you run out completely. It comes late in the game, but makes replays a cakewalk.
** Death's Scythe in ''Curse of Darkness'' arguably counts, but it is '''such''' a pain to make. On higher levels, it is also outclassed by the [[GoodOldFisticuffs Force Glove]] in terms of damage per time. second. It's also available in both Sorrow games and just as powerful there, but it's Darkness-elemental Darkness-elemental, which many enemies resist resist, and the shaft has no hitbox, meaning it misses enemies that are standing too close to Soma.



** It's not limited to the heroes! Leon finds Joachim locked in the basement in ''Lament of Innocence'', and [[spoiler:considering his [[{{Fanservice}} clothing]] and what it hints at with regard to the lurking background plot, Isaac should go here too.]]

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** It's not limited to the heroes! Leon finds Joachim locked in the basement in ''Lament of Innocence'', and [[spoiler:considering his [[{{Fanservice}} clothing]] and what it hints at with regard to the lurking background plot, Isaac should go here too.]]too]].



** [[PowerOfLove Subverted]] with [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Gabriel Belmont. Even after he lost his true love, he is still sane enough to save humanity from the darkness, thanks to the consistent encouragement from his love; even after he becomes Dracula (a different one), he simply hides himself in darkness without harming any other humans.]] However, double subverted that after beating the Forgotten One, he became disgusted with humans, became a closer-to-classic Dracula, and waged war against humanity... until the Stinger in the end of the first game anyway.]]
** [[spoiler:Mathias]] intended [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Leon Belmont]] to obey the trope, but Leon finds the very idea ridiculous.

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** [[PowerOfLove Subverted]] with [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Gabriel Belmont. Even after he lost his true love, he is still sane enough to save humanity from the darkness, thanks to the consistent encouragement from his love; even after he becomes Dracula (a different one), he simply hides himself in darkness without harming any other humans.]] humans]]. However, double subverted in that after beating the Forgotten One, he became disgusted with humans, became a closer-to-classic Dracula, and waged war against humanity... until the Stinger in the end of the first game anyway.]]
** [[spoiler:Mathias]] intended [[WeCanRuleTogether intended]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Leon Belmont]] to obey the trope, but Leon finds the very idea ridiculous.



** The She-Wolf in ''Bloodlines'' and the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' Werewolf also turn into naked humans, but they are positioned a bit more modestly (though you can see [=PoR=] Werewolf's buttcrack).

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** The She-Wolf in ''Bloodlines'' and the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' Werewolf also turn into naked humans, but they are positioned a bit more modestly (though you can see [=PoR=] ''[=PoR=]'' Werewolf's buttcrack).



* MoneySpider: What bats are doing with a bag of money, is left unanswered.

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* MoneySpider: What bats are doing with a bag of money, money is left unanswered.



** A weird habit for several games is that the 'worst' (Or, at least, the easiest to get) ending is actually not that bad, while the 'moderate' ending is the DownerEnding. ''Simon's Quest'' was especially weird, as the worst ending ended happily, the moderate ending had Simon dying, and the best ending had Dracula [[SequelHook coming back from the grave.]]

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** A weird habit for several games is that the 'worst' (Or, (or, at least, the easiest to get) ending is actually not that bad, while the 'moderate' ending is the DownerEnding. ''Simon's Quest'' was especially weird, as the worst ending ended happily, the moderate ending had Simon dying, and the best ending had Dracula [[SequelHook coming back from the grave.]]



* NamesTheSame: Due to the way the fandom abbreviates each title by using the first letters of the subtitle, ''Harmony of Dissonance'' and ''Harmony of Despair'' ran into this. Fortunately, the latter's title was a play on 2D platformers being released with an HD moniker, leading the titles being referred to as [=''HoD''=] and [=''HD''=]. It still trips up newer fans every now and then.

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* NamesTheSame: Due to the way the fandom abbreviates each title by using the first letters of the subtitle, ''Harmony of Dissonance'' and ''Harmony of Despair'' ran into this. Fortunately, the latter's title was a play on 2D platformers being released with an HD moniker, leading to the titles being referred to as [=''HoD''=] ''[=HoD=]'' and [=''HD''=].''HD''. It still trips up newer fans every now and then.



* NoodleIncident: The 'Battle of 1999' is often referenced in the 'Sorrow' games, but the player is never told exactly what happened during the final epic battle between the Belmonts and Dracula. The two people who were alive for it (Julius Belmont and Alucard) are notoriously tight lipped about the whole thing. [[note]] This is most likely due to, no matter what scenario Konami writes, it would be very very difficult to do justice to the expectations of the fanbase. Ending up either too underwhelming, or too overplayed. [[/note]] And now that Iga has left Konami and Castlevania to do his own games and the entire series has gotten a continuity reboot, it's pretty likely that this battle is never ''going'' to be elaborated on either.

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* NoodleIncident: The 'Battle of 1999' is often referenced in the 'Sorrow' ''Sorrow'' games, but the player is never told exactly what happened during the final epic battle between the Belmonts and Dracula. The two people who were alive for it (Julius Belmont and Alucard) are notoriously tight lipped tight-lipped about the whole thing. [[note]] This [[note]]This is most likely due to, no matter what scenario Konami writes, it would be very very difficult to do justice to the expectations of the fanbase. Ending up either too underwhelming, or too overplayed. [[/note]] And now that Iga has left Konami and Castlevania ''Castlevania'' to do his own games and the entire series has gotten a continuity reboot, reboot (most likely due to writing itself into a corner), it's pretty likely that this battle is never ''going'' to be elaborated on either.



* NotSoDifferent: If you think about it. Leon or the Belmonts in general aren't so different, from [[spoiler: Mathias]]/Dracula. They're both powered by [[PoweredByAForsakenChild souls]] to try to off each other. The Vampire killer is [[spoiler: Sara]], while [[spoiler: Walter]] is stuck inside the Crimson Stone.

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* NotSoDifferent: If you think about it. it, Leon or the Belmonts in general aren't so different, different from [[spoiler: Mathias]]/Dracula.[[spoiler:Mathias]]/Dracula. They're both powered by [[PoweredByAForsakenChild souls]] to try to off each other. The Vampire killer Killer is [[spoiler: Sara]], [[spoiler:Sara]], while [[spoiler: Walter]] [[spoiler:Walter]] is stuck inside the Crimson Stone.



** The Succubus in Symphony of the Night seems to wear nothing but a corset.

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** The Succubus in Symphony ''Symphony of the Night Night'' seems to wear nothing but a corset.



* {{Omake}}: The 4-koma comics, only the Dracula X and Order of Ecclesia ones have been translated so far.

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* {{Omake}}: The 4-koma comics, comics; only the Dracula X ''Dracula X'' and Order ''Order of Ecclesia Ecclesia'' ones have been translated so far.



* PowerOfLove: Noted as a contrast to LoveMakesYouEvil above. The most obvious example might be Leon Belmont, who after the tragic death of his lover in the hands of the villains swears that he and his descendants will hunt the night to prevent the same tragedy from happening to other humans again; he himself also stated this is the only way to prove his love for the deceased Sara. It also justifies the good ending of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow''; [[spoiler:Mina's Talisman given to Soma (if you remember to wear it) also keeps his weary, gullible heart from [[LoveMakesYouEvil going wrong]] in the bad ending.]]

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* PowerOfLove: Noted as a contrast to LoveMakesYouEvil above. The most obvious example might be Leon Belmont, who who, after the tragic death of his lover in at the hands of the villains villains, swears that he and his descendants will hunt the night to prevent the same tragedy from happening to other humans again; he himself also stated this is the only way to prove his love for the deceased Sara. It also justifies the good ending of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow''; [[spoiler:Mina's Talisman given to Soma (if you remember to wear it) also keeps his weary, gullible heart from [[LoveMakesYouEvil going wrong]] in the bad ending.]]



--> ''"DIE, SHANOAAA! HOW DARE YOU! *Punch* KEEP ON FORGETTING! *Punch* WHO'' [[spoiler:RAISED ''YOU! *Punch* YOU..! *Punch* '''STUPID DISCIPLE'''!!! *MegatonPunch*]]"''

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--> ''"DIE, SHANOAAA! HOW DARE YOU! *Punch* KEEP ON FORGETTING! *Punch* WHO'' [[spoiler:RAISED ''YOU! WHO [[spoiler:''RAISED'' YOU! *Punch* YOU..! *Punch* '''STUPID DISCIPLE'''!!! *MegatonPunch*]]"''



* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Sacred Fist sub-weapon from Harmony of Dissonance.
* RatedMForManly: The old school barbarian looking Simon, with the leather and crotch plate. The action figure/toy/collectible model/whatever you want to call it looks even more manly. Also, from Haunted Castle, fighting Dracula again to save his woman.

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* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Sacred Fist sub-weapon from Harmony ''Harmony of Dissonance.
Dissonance''.
* RatedMForManly: The old school old-school barbarian looking Simon, with the leather and crotch plate. The action figure/toy/collectible model/whatever you want to call it looks even more manly. Also, from Haunted Castle, ''Haunted Castle'', fighting Dracula again to save his woman.



* ReincarnationRomance: There's a pretty widespread {{fanon}} assumption that just as Soma Cruz in the ''Sorrow'' titles is the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Dracula]], Mina Hakuba is similarly the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Dracula's two previous wives, Elisabetha Cronqvist and Lisa]]. People who [[DieForOurShip aren't fans of the Soma/Mina pairing]] understandably have an issue with this. There's no WordOfGod one way or the other, too, so the slapfights go on...

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* ReincarnationRomance: There's a pretty widespread {{fanon}} assumption that just as Soma Cruz in the ''Sorrow'' titles is the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Dracula]], Mina Hakuba is similarly the reincarnation of [[spoiler:Dracula's two previous wives, Elisabetha Cronqvist and Lisa]]. People who [[DieForOurShip aren't fans of the Soma/Mina pairing]] understandably have an issue with this. There's no WordOfGod one way or the other, too, so [[DieForOurShip the slapfights slapfights]] go on...



* TheRuinsICaused: A Castlevania staple. Unusual in that it's technically the same castle that crumbles every time.

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* TheRuinsICaused: A Castlevania ''Castlevania'' staple. Unusual in that it's technically the same castle that crumbles every time.



** ''Aria of Sorrow'': [[spoiler:Julius]].
** ''Dawn of Sorrow'': [[spoiler:Julius, Yoko, and Alucard]].

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** ''Aria of Sorrow'': [[spoiler:Julius]].
[[spoiler:Julius.]]
** ''Dawn of Sorrow'': [[spoiler:Julius, Yoko, and Alucard]].Alucard.]]



** Another strange example is in ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia]]'', where Dracula does have two forms, but instead of the second form being a [[OneWingedAngel demon thing]], [[spoiler:the second form renders the first form in 3-D.]]
** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]'' had a two-stage fight with [[spoiler:Graham]] for the normal ending. Beating him with the three souls that best represent Dracula's powers (Giant Bat, Succubus, and Flame Demon) equipped let you progress further in the game to fight [[spoiler:[[TrueFinalBoss Chaos]] so you don't turn into Dracula (losing to him causes exactly that to happen)]] in another two-stage battle.

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** Another strange example is in ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia]]'', where Dracula does have two forms, but instead of the second form being a [[OneWingedAngel demon thing]], [[spoiler:the second form renders the first form in 3-D.]]
3-D]].
** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]'' had a two-stage fight with [[spoiler:Graham]] for the normal ending. Beating him with the three souls that best represent Dracula's powers (Giant Bat, Succubus, and Flame Demon) equipped let you progress further in the game to fight [[spoiler:[[TrueFinalBoss Chaos]] so you don't turn into Dracula (losing ([[NonStandardGameOver losing to him causes exactly that to happen)]] happen]])]] in another two-stage battle.



* SexyBacklessOutfit: Shanoa in Order of Ecclesia. Mmmm...

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* SexyBacklessOutfit: Shanoa in Order ''Order of Ecclesia.Ecclesia''. Mmmm...



* ShoutOut: The series was built on nods to [[Film/HammerHorror various]] [[Franchise/UniversalHorror monster]] [[HorrorFilms horror movies]], with the title screens of the first three NES games and ''Vampire Killer'' sporting [[LampshadeHanging film borders]]. {{Manga}} references became more blatant beginning with ''[[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Rondo of Blood]]'' making nods to ''[[Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo]]'' and ''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. Once [=IGA=] was in charge, the [[ReferenceOverdosed floodgates were open]].

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* ShoutOut: The series was built on nods to [[Film/HammerHorror various]] [[Franchise/UniversalHorror monster]] [[HorrorFilms horror movies]], with the title screens of the first three NES games and ''Vampire Killer'' sporting [[LampshadeHanging film borders]]. {{Manga}} references became more blatant beginning with ''[[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Rondo of Blood]]'' making nods to ''[[Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo]]'' and ''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. Once [=IGA=] was in charge, the [[ReferenceOverdosed the floodgates were open]].



** In perhaps one of the most obscure shout out ever on the series, the first name of Castlevania 64's Belmont is Reinhardt, and the person who introduced actor Max Schrecks to director F.W. Murnau (of ''Nosferatu'' fame)? Max Reinhardt.
** And of course, the requisite shout outs to the original Dracula novel by Bram Stoker, such as his name (mangled) being in the credits of [=CV1=], John Morris' father being Quincey Morris and Mina Hakuba of the Sorrow duology's name being similar to Mina Harker.
** The series' frequent [[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood JoJo]] references began with Maria Renard's [[FightingSpirit Guardian Knuckle]] being fashioned after and [[RapidfireFisticuffs hitting like]] Star Platinum. Sacrificial stone masks started dropping since ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]''. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz and his enemies]] would by far land the most references. Soma used several of his powers to resemble and quote Jotaro and Dio, including the "[[RapidfireFisticuffs Ora ora ora]]" and "Muda" shouts. Among the monsters, the [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland White Rabbit]] put him through the same process as Jotaro learning how to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]], while second had [[KnifeNut Zephyr]] as a CaptainErsatz of Dio. Both Soma and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Jonathan]] could throw knives in frozen time to speed off later.
** The Vampire Killer, at least in [=IGA=]'s canon, shares a lot with the Beast Spear in ''Manga/UshioAndTora''. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Created]] by [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild sacrificing a girl]] after showing nothing less could [[HopelessBossFight harm the villain]]]], it became a weapon passed down in a centuries long feud. Its unlocked powers can [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin feed off the user]], and for a time it served as a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow sealing artifact]].

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** In perhaps one of the most obscure shout out outs ever on the series, the first name of Castlevania 64's Belmont is Reinhardt, and the person who introduced actor Max Schrecks to director F.W. Murnau (of ''Nosferatu'' fame)? Max Reinhardt.
** And of course, the requisite shout outs to the original Dracula ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' novel by Bram Stoker, such as his name (mangled) being in the credits of [=CV1=], ''[=CV1=]'', John Morris' father being Quincey Morris Morris, and Mina Hakuba of the Sorrow ''Sorrow'' duology's name being similar to Mina Harker.
** The series' frequent [[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood JoJo]] references began with Maria Renard's [[FightingSpirit Guardian Knuckle]] being fashioned after and [[RapidfireFisticuffs hitting like]] Star Platinum. Sacrificial stone masks started dropping since ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]''. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz and his enemies]] would by far land the most references. Soma used several of his powers to resemble and quote Jotaro and Dio, including the "[[RapidfireFisticuffs Ora ora ora]]" and "Muda" shouts. Among the monsters, the [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland White Rabbit]] put him through the same process as Jotaro learning how to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]], while the second had [[KnifeNut Zephyr]] as a CaptainErsatz of Dio. Both Soma and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Jonathan]] could throw knives in frozen time to speed off later.
** The Vampire Killer, at least in [=IGA=]'s canon, shares a lot with the Beast Spear in ''Manga/UshioAndTora''. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Created]] by [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild sacrificing a girl]] after showing nothing less could [[HopelessBossFight harm the villain]]]], it became a weapon passed down in a centuries long centuries-long feud. Its unlocked powers can [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin feed off the user]], and for a time it served as a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow sealing artifact]].



** The Yeti monster in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' has a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' style! above its head in its info box, and again when it returns in ''Order of Ecclesia''. Also, his bestiary picture in [=DoS=] looks pretty much like the infamous Bigfoot photography.
** ''Lords of Shadow'' is chock full of these, though they are, in fact, shout outs to the Castlevania series at large. For instance, part way through the game, Zobek has this to say about the Combat Cross, your main weapon: "The Villagers called him 'God's Savior' and his weapon they called 'Vampire Killer'. Ah, Gandolfi, how that would make you smile." Also, before the fight with Carmilla: "Poor, beautiful Carmilla, you will cry bloody tears before this night has ended!" Many of the boss characters (Cornell, Malphas, Brauner, Olrox, Carmilla) are named after characters from other games. Even the song that plays in the Music Box level (Level 9-3) is the (in)famous theme from the original Castlevania, "Vampire Killer." Mercury Steam went out of their way to include many different shout outs for their reboot.
** There's also a boss battle in ''Order of Ecclesia'' that is a parody of ''Bomberman''.

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** The Yeti monster in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' has a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' style! style "!" above its head in its info box, and again when it returns in ''Order of Ecclesia''. Also, his bestiary picture in [=DoS=] ''[=DoS=]'' looks pretty much like the infamous Bigfoot photography.
** ''Lords of Shadow'' is chock full of these, though they are, in fact, shout outs to the Castlevania ''Castlevania'' series at large. For instance, part way through the game, Zobek has this to say about the Combat Cross, your main weapon: "The Villagers called him 'God's Savior' and his weapon they called 'Vampire Killer'. Ah, Gandolfi, how that would make you smile." Also, before the fight with Carmilla: "Poor, beautiful Carmilla, you will cry bloody tears before this night has ended!" Many of the boss characters (Cornell, Malphas, Brauner, Olrox, Carmilla) are named after characters from other games. Even the song that plays in the Music Box level (Level 9-3) is the (in)famous theme from the original Castlevania, ''Castlevania'', "Vampire Killer." Mercury Steam went out of their way to include many different shout outs for their reboot.
** There's also a boss battle in ''Order of Ecclesia'' that is a parody of ''Bomberman''.''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}''. (This was ''before'' Konami acquired Creator/HudsonSoft, by the way.)



** The [[HornyDevils Succubus]] from ''Symphony of the Night'' has not only forgotten her pants, she's [[VaporWear not even wearing panties]]. That's right; the sprite is naked from corset to boots (nothing's shown of course).

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** The [[HornyDevils Succubus]] from ''Symphony of the Night'' has not only forgotten her pants, she's [[VaporWear not even wearing panties]]. That's right; the sprite is naked from corset to boots (nothing's shown shown, of course).



** Alucard gradually loses HP upon exposure to water until you get the Holy Snorkel--er, Holy Symbol in ''Symphony of the Night''.

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** Alucard gradually loses HP upon exposure to water until you get the Holy Snorkel--er, Snorkel-- er, Holy Symbol in ''Symphony of the Night''.



** ''Literally'' inverted in Aria of Sorrow; one enemy uses a stopwatch on you and reverses time to send you back in the previous room. Said enemy is quick enough to prevent being hurt until you have a way of negating his effect.

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** ''Literally'' inverted in Aria of Sorrow; one enemy uses a stopwatch on you and reverses time to send you back in to the previous room. Said enemy is quick enough to prevent avoid being hurt until you have a way of negating his effect.



* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Barlowe]] in ''Order of Ecclesia''. Not helped by the fact that [[spoiler:he raised Shanoa from her childhood.]]

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* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Barlowe]] in ''Order of Ecclesia''. Not helped by the fact that [[spoiler:he raised Shanoa from her childhood.]]childhood]].



* TrickBoss: Scylla, Paranoia and the Hydra from the Rondo remake.

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* TrickBoss: Scylla, Paranoia Paranoia, and the Hydra from the Rondo ''Rondo'' remake.



* TurnsRed: A ''lot'' of bosses. Gaibon from Super Castlevania IV probably started its origin without going OneWingedAngel though.

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* TurnsRed: A ''lot'' of bosses. Gaibon from Super Castlevania IV probably started its origin without going OneWingedAngel OneWingedAngel, though.



* VideoGameLives: Only in the non-metroidvania platformer installments. The {{Metroidvania}} installments uses {{Save Point}}s instead.

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* VideoGameLives: Only in the non-metroidvania platformer installments. The {{Metroidvania}} installments uses use {{Save Point}}s instead.



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Shanoa]] in ''Order of Ecclesia'' is tricked into [[spoiler:reviving Dracula]] in the bad ending. [[spoiler:She]] still contributes to [[spoiler:his revival]] anyway if you bypass the bad ending, having [[spoiler:brought Dominus to Barlowe, who then uses it on the stone artifact containing Dracula's spirit.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Shanoa]] in ''Order of Ecclesia'' is tricked into [[spoiler:reviving Dracula]] in the bad ending. [[spoiler:She]] still contributes to [[spoiler:his revival]] anyway if you bypass the bad ending, having [[spoiler:brought Dominus to Barlowe, who then uses it on the stone artifact containing Dracula's spirit.]]spirit]].



** Leon Belmont becomes one in ''Lament of Innocence'', as [[spoiler:his defeat of Walter allows Death to steal Walter's power and give it to Mathias, who then uses it to become the king of the night, Dracula.]]

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** Leon Belmont becomes one in ''Lament of Innocence'', as [[spoiler:his defeat of Walter allows Death to steal Walter's power and give it to Mathias, who then uses it to become the king of the night, Dracula.]]Dracula]].



** Of late, in ''Lords of Shadow'', [[spoiler:Gabriel]] turns into this [[spoiler:when we learn that Zobek used him the entire time to get to the God Mask and gain more power, as well as a few other revelations]], and like a good ol' one-two punch, [[spoiler:Zobek, powerful though he is as one of the Lords of Shadow, winds up having been used by Satan the entire time as a way of getting to the God Mask.]]

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** Of late, in ''Lords of Shadow'', [[spoiler:Gabriel]] turns into this [[spoiler:when we learn that Zobek used him the entire time to get to the God Mask and gain more power, as well as a few other revelations]], and like a good ol' one-two punch, [[spoiler:Zobek, powerful though he is as one of the Lords of Shadow, winds up having been used by Satan the entire time as a way of getting to the God Mask.]]Mask]].



* WithThisHerring: The knife is the weakest of the special weapons, on par with the un-upgraded whip, in most Classicvanias. Starting with ''Rondo of Blood'' they've tried to make the knife a more viable choice through low ammo cost, rapid fire, or powerful item crashes.

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* WithThisHerring: The knife is the weakest of the special weapons, on par with the un-upgraded whip, in most Classicvanias. Starting with ''Rondo of Blood'' Blood'', they've tried to make the knife a more viable choice through low ammo cost, rapid fire, or powerful item crashes.



** The Metroidvania entries tend to start you with a really lame weapon. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' starts Jonathan with the legendary Vampire Killer, but he can't use it so it's pathetically weak. It can be upgraded later, though.

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** The Metroidvania entries tend to start you with a really lame weapon. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' starts Jonathan with the legendary Vampire Killer, but he can't use it it, so it's pathetically weak. It can be upgraded later, though.
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: Nintendo Power magazine (as well as the "NES Game Atlas" player's guide) initially referred to holy water as "firebombs", likely due to their policies at the time regarding religious references[[note]]Which even they themsleves were / are not immune to, hence why VideoGame/DevilWorld was never released in North America.[[/note]]. That, and when they're thrown, they explode into fire. On the other hand, Castlevania II does indeed say "holy water" in the North American release.
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* InformedAbility: The Belmonts are supposed to be the best vampire hunters around, but you'll have a much easier time beating the game with a little girl or a high school student. The Vampire Killer is supposed to be the best weapon to use against Dracula and his minions, but you'll find high-end swords can be much better.
** [[EasyModeMockery YOU ARE JUST NOT MAN ENOUGH TO BEAT THE GAME AS RICHTER!]]
** Naturally, this only applies when ''you'' are the Belmont. Julius is easily able to prove his worth time and time again, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax as long as you aren't controlling him]], in the ''Sorrow'' series. Ditto Trevor in ''Curse of Darkness'' to an extent! He's got an edge with the different whips though.
* AnInteriorDesignerIsYou: Sorta. There's one room in ''Harmony of Dissonance'' that you can "decorate," but you can't actually move the furniture. Just acquire it.

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* InformedAbility: The Belmonts are supposed to be the best vampire hunters around, but you'll have a much easier time beating the game with a little girl or a high school student. The Vampire Killer is supposed to be the best weapon to use against Dracula and his minions, but you'll find high-end swords can be much better.
** [[EasyModeMockery YOU ARE JUST NOT MAN ENOUGH TO BEAT THE GAME AS RICHTER!]]
**
better. Naturally, this only applies when ''you'' are the Belmont. Julius is easily able to prove his worth time and time again, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax as long as you aren't controlling him]], in the ''Sorrow'' series. Ditto Trevor in ''Curse of Darkness'' to an extent! He's got an edge with the different whips though.
extent.
* AnInteriorDesignerIsYou: AnInteriorDesignerIsYou:
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Sorta. There's one room in ''Harmony of Dissonance'' that you can "decorate," but you can't actually move the furniture. Just acquire it.



* JamesBondage: Richter Belmont, Soleiyu/Soleil Belmont, Hugh Baldwin, Maxim Kischine, arguably Simon Belmont (a curse eroding your soul is sure gonna limit your mobility) in the spiritual sense, and Morris Baldwin in ''Circle of the Moon'' literally.

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* JamesBondage: JamesBondage:
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Richter Belmont, Soleiyu/Soleil Belmont, Hugh Baldwin, Maxim Kischine, arguably Simon Belmont (a curse eroding your soul is sure gonna limit your mobility) in the spiritual sense, and Morris Baldwin in ''Circle of the Moon'' literally.



* LampshadeHanging: Maria introduces her special attack in ''Judgment'' with "This is my special!"

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* LampshadeHanging: LampshadeHanging:
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Maria introduces her special attack in ''Judgment'' with "This is my special!"
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* ''Castlevania: The Bloodletting'' (Cancelled, [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems Sega 32X]])

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* ''Castlevania: The Bloodletting'' (Cancelled, [[/index]](Cancelled, [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems Sega 32X]])32X]])[[index]]
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* ''Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy'' (2005; IDW Publishing)

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* ''Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy'' ''ComicBook/CastlevaniaTheBelmontLegacy'' (2005; IDW Publishing)
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania2017}}'' (2017; Netflix)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania2017}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'' (2017; Netflix)
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