History Headscratchers / Castlevania

24th Jan '16 2:56:14 PM GrammarNavi
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*** I think it would've been better if it stuck to a formula like SuperSmashBros. Even the Subspace Emissary could fit... Go through a couple of stages beating up monsters and when you finally reach Dracula's Castle, it switches to a Metroidvania.

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*** I think it would've been better if it stuck to a formula like SuperSmashBros. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Even the Subspace Emissary could fit... Go through a couple of stages beating up monsters and when you finally reach Dracula's Castle, it switches to a Metroidvania.
2nd Jan '16 8:58:12 AM Doug86
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*** And his first name's Eric... Rick for short? "[[ILoveLucy Bartley! You've got some 'splainin' to do!]]"

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*** And his first name's Eric... Rick for short? "[[ILoveLucy "[[Series/ILoveLucy Bartley! You've got some 'splainin' to do!]]"
2nd Dec '15 7:04:41 AM dreamofwritting
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** [[TwoWords Three words:]] FantasyKitchenSink.

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** [[TwoWords Three words:]] Because of the FantasyKitchenSink.
10th Nov '15 3:00:18 PM X2X
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** I assume that [[spoiler:the villagers are all from branch families of the Belmonts. They might all have ties to the main line, but it's not like they got fighting training.]] I guess that after [[spoiler: Dracula was killed again, they decided to dedicate themselves to their ancestral duties since they can't exactly escape it all.]]
*** That doesn't make as much sense, as [[spoiler: the Belmonts are destined to remain ''out'' of the fighting against Drac until 1999, as stated in ''Portrait of Ruin''.]] In fact, [[spoiler: this is precisely why Richter vanished off the face of the planet after the events of ''Symphony of the Night''.]] It's possible that the events of ''Order of Ecclesia'' [[spoiler: inspired the villagers to start training for when they ''do'' get back in the game,]] but I doubt that [[spoiler: they would actively pursue their ancestral duties before its time, especially when the Vampire Killer whip's been passed off to a branch family (specifically, the Morrises) to take over their duties until the prophesied time.]]
* Why by the storyline are the Belmont males uber, but playing as anyone else makes the game much easier? I mean, Richter is slow as hell and can hardly jump for crap (particularly stupid as, in AOS, Julius Belmont is 60 years old, but MUCH faster and more agile than Ricther was during his prime!). If you have to play as an ordinary Belmont, the game is going to be much harder than, say, playing as a little girl who can cast spells, or a high school student who can use monster's souls. Which makes no ****ing sense whatsoever. Also, the Vampire Killer is supposed be a powerful legendary weapon, the best for defeating Dracula, but most of the mid-game weapons in Aria of Sorrow dramatically outclass it. The Alucard sword makes it look like a piece of crap. What gives? It's always been a pet peeve of mine how old school platform characters seem really sluggish and unathetlic.
** Short Answer, GameplayAndStorySegregation. Soma gets a free pass due to the whole Power of Dominance/Being Dracula thing, but you do have a point everywhere else.

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** I assume that [[spoiler:the villagers are all from branch families of the Belmonts. They might all have ties to the main line, but it's not like they got fighting training.]] I guess that after [[spoiler: Dracula [[spoiler:Dracula was killed again, they decided to dedicate themselves to their ancestral duties since they can't exactly escape it all.]]
*** That doesn't make as much sense, as [[spoiler: the Belmonts are destined to remain ''out'' of the fighting against Drac until 1999, as stated in ''Portrait of Ruin''.]] In fact, [[spoiler: this is precisely why Richter vanished off the face of the planet after the events of ''Symphony of the Night''.]] It's possible that the events of ''Order of Ecclesia'' [[spoiler: inspired the villagers to start training for when they ''do'' get back in the game,]] but I doubt that [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they would actively pursue their ancestral duties before its time, especially when the Vampire Killer whip's been passed off to a branch family (specifically, the Morrises) to take over their duties until the prophesied time.]]
* Why by the storyline are the Belmont males uber, but playing as anyone else makes the game much easier? I mean, Richter is slow as hell and can hardly jump for crap (particularly stupid as, in AOS, ''Aria'', Julius Belmont is 60 years old, but MUCH faster and more agile than Ricther was during his prime!). If you have to play as an ordinary Belmont, the game is going to be much harder than, say, playing as a little girl who can cast spells, or a high school student who can use monster's souls. Which makes no ****ing sense whatsoever. Also, the Vampire Killer is supposed be a powerful legendary weapon, the best for defeating Dracula, but most of the mid-game weapons in Aria ''Aria of Sorrow Sorrow'' dramatically outclass it. The Alucard sword makes it look like a piece of crap. What gives? It's always been a pet peeve of mine how old school platform characters seem really sluggish and unathetlic.
** Short Answer, GameplayAndStorySegregation. Soma gets a free pass due to the whole Power of Dominance/Being Dominance/being Dracula thing, but you do have a point everywhere else.



**** At least "Dracula's Curse" had Trevor be (in most situations, at least) [[JackOfAllStats the most balanced, useful and tough fighter of the four playable characters despite all the others having their own individual advantages]].

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**** At least "Dracula's Curse" ''Dracula's Curse'' had Trevor be (in most situations, at least) [[JackOfAllStats the most balanced, useful and tough fighter of the four playable characters despite all the others having their own individual advantages]].



** There might not necessarily be a problem, actually. In ''Lament of Innocence'', the Whip of Alchemy became the Vampire Killer when Sara willingly offered her soul to Leon's weapon. Miss Trantoul herself was already slowly vampirizing and close to completely losing her humanity at that point, so it's possible that [[SoulJar her tainted soul within the whip]] would unquestionably recognize the legitimacy of the whip's next wielder so long as they were worthy and held the blood of (the main branch of) House Belmont within them. (Presumably, the holy whip's natural inclination to [[GoodHurtsEvil harm creatures of the night]] is overridden by Belmont blood, never mind that there's a loophole in Sara being a vampire, plus the fact that Dracula's influence on the bloodline would eventually lessen to minuscule fractions with each generation.) Additionally, [[http://shmuplations.com/symphony/ Igarashi intended for Alucard to have holy blood of his own due to Lisa being descended from a holy lineage, hence why Al can use holy weapons and subweapons.]] (Thus, Trevor would presumably have [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral major Belmont/Fahrenheit blood and minor Tepes blood]].) Furthermore, there's the whole bit in ''Order of Ecclesia'' with Dominus--the power of Dracula--being [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} super effective]] against Dracula himself, instantly killing him when everything else Shanoa threw his way failed; a Belmont descended from the Tepes line could be unknowingly drawing upon that power and using it in tandem with the Vampire Killer for extra whipping power. Having the Belmonts be of Dracula's bloodline would actually serve to add a layer of FridgeBrilliance and emotional turbulence to their eternal fight against the night: not only would there be dramatic irony in that Dracula's greatest enemies were both directly and indirectly spawned by him (with both sides largely being unaware of the blood connection), but it may partially explain the persecution of the "supernatural" Belmont clan aside of Leon renouncing his title as a knight prior to ''Lament'', though this would largely apply only to Trevor, who was only welcomed as a hero in Wallachia ''after'' he and his party whipped Drac a new one, since he'd be 1/4 vampire if he was the son of Sonia and Alucard.

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** There might not necessarily be a problem, actually. In ''Lament of Innocence'', the Whip of Alchemy became the Vampire Killer when Sara willingly offered her soul to Leon's weapon. Miss Trantoul herself was already slowly vampirizing and close to completely losing her humanity at that point, so it's possible that [[SoulJar her tainted soul within the whip]] would unquestionably recognize the legitimacy of the whip's next wielder so long as they were worthy and held the blood of (the main branch of) House Belmont within them. (Presumably, the holy whip's natural inclination to [[GoodHurtsEvil harm creatures of the night]] is overridden by Belmont blood, never mind that there's a loophole in Sara being a vampire, plus the fact that Dracula's influence on the bloodline would eventually lessen to minuscule fractions with each generation.) Additionally, [[http://shmuplations.com/symphony/ Igarashi intended for Alucard to have holy blood of his own due to Lisa being descended from a holy lineage, hence why Al can use holy weapons and subweapons.]] (Thus, Trevor would presumably have likely end up with [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral major Belmont/Fahrenheit blood and minor Tepes blood]].) Furthermore, there's the whole bit in ''Order of Ecclesia'' with Dominus--the power of Dracula--being [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} super effective]] against Dracula himself, instantly killing him when everything else Shanoa threw his way failed; a Belmont descended from the Tepes line could be unknowingly drawing upon that power and using it in tandem with the Vampire Killer for extra whipping power. Having the Belmonts be of Dracula's bloodline would actually serve to add a layer of FridgeBrilliance and emotional turbulence to their eternal fight against the night: not only would there be dramatic irony in that Dracula's greatest enemies were both directly and indirectly spawned by him (with both sides largely being unaware of the blood connection), but it may partially explain the persecution of the "supernatural" Belmont clan aside of Leon renouncing his title as a knight prior to ''Lament'', though this would largely apply only to Trevor, who was only welcomed as a hero in Wallachia ''after'' he and his party whipped Drac a new one, since he'd be 1/4 vampire if he was the son of Sonia and Alucard.
10th Nov '15 2:55:01 PM X2X
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* In ''Aria of Sorrow'', Soma Cruz is the childhood friend of Mina Hakuba who lived in a Japanese shrine all her life... and a foreign exchange student. Is this one of those [[Main/ButNotTooForeign "born in Japan but grew up somewhere else"]] deals? Oh, Japan.

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* In ''Aria of Sorrow'', Soma Cruz is the childhood friend of Mina Hakuba who lived in a Japanese shrine all her life... and a foreign exchange student. Is this one of those [[Main/ButNotTooForeign [[ButNotTooForeign "born in Japan but grew up somewhere else"]] deals? Oh, Japan.



*** The [[spoiler:purple hair]] can probably be explained because they're [[spoiler::vampires.]] The flashback NewGamePlus is kind of hard to explain one way or another, so you can assume a whole bunch of things to explain the hair.

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*** The [[spoiler:purple hair]] can probably be explained because they're [[spoiler::vampires.]] [[spoiler::vampires]]. The flashback NewGamePlus is kind of hard to explain one way or another, so you can assume a whole bunch of things to explain the hair.



* Isn't it a little unnerving just how easy, relatively speaking, it is to kill [[Main/TheGrimReaper Death]]? Leon explained exactly why he could do so, but still. And aren't they a little too eager to do so? Juste repeatedly comments on how he "got away", and Jonathan effectively picks a fight with him. Twice. Don't these people know what happens when Main/DeathTakesAHoliday?

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* Isn't it a little unnerving just how easy, relatively speaking, it is to kill [[Main/TheGrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper Death]]? Leon explained exactly why he could do so, but still. And aren't they a little too eager to do so? Juste repeatedly comments on how he "got away", and Jonathan effectively picks a fight with him. Twice. Don't these people know what happens when Main/DeathTakesAHoliday?DeathTakesAHoliday?



*** Death in the Castlevania verse appears to be a touch more malicious than normal. He also appears quite different from the traditional version of the Grim Reaper in that he doesn't seem integral to the process of souls passing on - just things dying. He also seems to have relatively limited powers, otherwise he would just command the hero in question to drop dead. Furthermore, while Death is defeated with impressive regularity, all those who do so are inevitably heroic individuals of great spiritual power and stature.

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*** Death in the Castlevania ''Castlevania'' verse appears to be a touch more malicious than normal. He also appears quite different from the traditional version of the Grim Reaper in that he doesn't seem integral to the process of souls passing on - just things dying. He also seems to have relatively limited powers, otherwise he would just command the hero in question to drop dead. Furthermore, while Death is defeated with impressive regularity, all those who do so are inevitably heroic individuals of great spiritual power and stature.



***** I think Death is just a Demon in Castlevania's mythos. He's just adopted the appearance of the Grim Reaper.

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***** I think Death is just a Demon demon in Castlevania's ''Castlevania''[='s=] mythos. He's just adopted the appearance of the Grim Reaper.



* Are there ''any'' female fans of this series who aren't in it for the [[Main/YaoiFangirl yaoi]]?

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* Are there ''any'' female fans of this series who aren't in it for the [[Main/YaoiFangirl [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]]?



** There might not necessarily be a problem, actually. In ''Lament of Innocence'', the Whip of Alchemy became the Vampire Killer when Sara willingly offered her soul to Leon's weapon. Miss Trantoul herself was already slowly vampirizing and close to completely losing her humanity at that point, so it's possible that [[SoulJar her tainted soul within the whip]] would unquestionably recognize the legitimacy of the whip's next wielder so long as they were worthy and held the blood of (the main branch of) House Belmont within them. (Presumably, the holy whip's natural inclination to [[GoodHurtsEvil harm creatures of the night]] is overridden by Belmont blood, never mind that there's a loophole in Sara being a vampire, plus the fact that Dracula's influence on the bloodline would eventually lessen to minuscule fractions with each generation.) Furthermore, there's the whole bit in ''Order of Ecclesia'' with Dominus--the power of Dracula--being [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} super effective]] against Dracula himself, instantly killing him when everything else Shanoa threw his way failed; a Belmont descended from the Tepes line could be unknowingly drawing upon that power and using it in tandem with the Vampire Killer for extra whipping power. Having the Belmonts be of Dracula's bloodline would actually serve to add a layer of FridgeBrilliance and emotional turbulence to their eternal fight against the night: not only would there be dramatic irony in that Dracula's greatest enemies were both directly and indirectly spawned by him (with both sides largely being unaware of the blood connection), but it may partially explain the persecution of the "supernatural" Belmont clan aside of Leon renouncing his title as a knight prior to ''Lament'', though this would largely apply only to Trevor, who was only welcomed as a hero in Wallachia ''after'' he and his party whipped Drac a new one, since he'd be 1/4 vampire if he was the son of Sonia and Alucard.

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** There might not necessarily be a problem, actually. In ''Lament of Innocence'', the Whip of Alchemy became the Vampire Killer when Sara willingly offered her soul to Leon's weapon. Miss Trantoul herself was already slowly vampirizing and close to completely losing her humanity at that point, so it's possible that [[SoulJar her tainted soul within the whip]] would unquestionably recognize the legitimacy of the whip's next wielder so long as they were worthy and held the blood of (the main branch of) House Belmont within them. (Presumably, the holy whip's natural inclination to [[GoodHurtsEvil harm creatures of the night]] is overridden by Belmont blood, never mind that there's a loophole in Sara being a vampire, plus the fact that Dracula's influence on the bloodline would eventually lessen to minuscule fractions with each generation.) Additionally, [[http://shmuplations.com/symphony/ Igarashi intended for Alucard to have holy blood of his own due to Lisa being descended from a holy lineage, hence why Al can use holy weapons and subweapons.]] (Thus, Trevor would presumably have [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral major Belmont/Fahrenheit blood and minor Tepes blood]].) Furthermore, there's the whole bit in ''Order of Ecclesia'' with Dominus--the power of Dracula--being [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} super effective]] against Dracula himself, instantly killing him when everything else Shanoa threw his way failed; a Belmont descended from the Tepes line could be unknowingly drawing upon that power and using it in tandem with the Vampire Killer for extra whipping power. Having the Belmonts be of Dracula's bloodline would actually serve to add a layer of FridgeBrilliance and emotional turbulence to their eternal fight against the night: not only would there be dramatic irony in that Dracula's greatest enemies were both directly and indirectly spawned by him (with both sides largely being unaware of the blood connection), but it may partially explain the persecution of the "supernatural" Belmont clan aside of Leon renouncing his title as a knight prior to ''Lament'', though this would largely apply only to Trevor, who was only welcomed as a hero in Wallachia ''after'' he and his party whipped Drac a new one, since he'd be 1/4 vampire if he was the son of Sonia and Alucard.
7th Nov '15 8:57:29 PM X2X
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* How the hell does Dracula have a niece? It might have made sense before Lament of Innocence came along, but now, it's just impossible. Unless for whatever reason, [[spoiler:Mathias]] had a brother who also ended up a vampire had a child around that time, but then, that'd make Elizabeth Bartley a dhampir. So... how?

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* How the hell does Dracula have a niece? It might have made sense before Lament ''Lament of Innocence Innocence'' came along, but now, it's just impossible. Unless for whatever reason, [[spoiler:Mathias]] had a brother who also ended up a vampire had a child around that time, but then, that'd make Elizabeth Bartley a dhampir. So... how?
4th Nov '15 6:17:30 PM X2X
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* In ''Aria Of Sorrow'', Soma Cruz is the childhood friend of Mina Hakuba who lived in a Japanese shrine all her life... and a foreign exchange student. Is this one of those [[Main/ButNotTooForeign "born in Japan but grew up somewhere else"]] deals? Oh, Japan.

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* In ''Aria Of of Sorrow'', Soma Cruz is the childhood friend of Mina Hakuba who lived in a Japanese shrine all her life... and a foreign exchange student. Is this one of those [[Main/ButNotTooForeign "born in Japan but grew up somewhere else"]] deals? Oh, Japan.



** Adoption and/or Main/HonoraryUncle.

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** Adoption and/or Main/HonoraryUncle.HonoraryUncle.



** We could possibly be making the mistake of assuming Elizabeth is Dracula's niece ''by blood''. For all we know, Elizabeth is Drac's niece through Lisa and her side of the family, who was then turned into a vampire at some point in life by her uncle (by marriage).



** Has he ever ACTUALLY announced he was going to his true form when doing these metamorphoses? If it helps, his dialogue when going to the bat form thing in Rondo/[=SotN=] was "Grant me power!" in Moonspeak, and if there are any other instances where he says something about a true form in American localizations, I could probably check out if that was in the original text/voicing.

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** Has he ever ACTUALLY announced he was going to his true form when doing these metamorphoses? If it helps, his dialogue when going to the bat form thing in Rondo/[=SotN=] ''Rondo''/''[=SotN=]'' was "Grant me power!" in Moonspeak, and if there are any other instances where he says something about a true form in American localizations, I could probably check out if that was in the original text/voicing.



* The fact that Castlevania is sexist. That bugs me. Actually, I don't really care about whether it's sexist or not, I just want Sonia Belmont to be canon.
** How is it sexist if the main charater of the last game released is female? Iga said he removed Legends because it said Alucard was Trevor's father.

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* The fact that Castlevania ''Castlevania'' is sexist. That bugs me. Actually, I don't really care about whether it's sexist or not, I just want Sonia Belmont to be canon.
** How is it sexist if the main charater character of the last game released is female? Iga said he removed Legends because it said Alucard was Trevor's father.



*** Isn't it a little cynical to say that all women will be behind a female Belmont without caring about her character? Granted, that's bound to happen more than once, but it's a little much to say "every female fan". I'm a female, and I honestly don't care much for Shanoa (or Sonia, really) despite them both being women.

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*** Isn't it a little cynical to say that all women will be behind a female Belmont without caring about her character? Granted, that's bound to happen more than once, but it's a little much to say "every female fan". fan." I'm a female, and I honestly don't care much for Shanoa (or Sonia, really) despite them both being women.



** Yeah, this really bugs me too. I don't think it should be Sonia, but seeing a female Belmont would be nice (and realistic, since there's bound to be a girl in the family line somewhere that wasn't a Belnades). I don't see how it's so pointless/impossible for there to be balance in the offspring. It also bugs me that Shanoa was -such- an obvious appeasement. I sort of find it insulting.
*** Bear in mind that most of Castlevania games takes place in medieval. It was only natural back then that men were doing all the physical work. So, no, it wouldn't be realistic.
** I have one problem with Sonia Belmont: if she is Trevor's mother, and Alucard, a dhampir, is his father, then that would mean Trevor would have vampire blood. So how could he wield the Vampire Killer while he's one-quarter vampire? In light of what is shown in ''Portrait of Ruin'' (it slowly killed John Morris and would do the same to Jonathan if he unlocked its full power without defeating the Whip's Memory of its last Belmont wielder, Richter Belmont), it would probably start burning his flesh away if he touched it. If they came up with another female Belmont to wield the whip, or came up with another guy to be Sonia's baby daddy, then hell fuck yes I'm on board for that. No problem with a female Belmont starring in her own game, just a problem with Trevor being part vampire.
* Exactly where did the whole "the Vampire Killer will suck my life away" thing in Portrait of Ruin come from? I guess that I could see that maybe nobody who wasn't as superhuman as a Belmont could do well with its unlocked powers, but it still seems like little more than a bit of pointless angst for Jonathan (not that he wasn't already pretty good at that already). Why is such a holy weapon so dangerous?

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** Yeah, this really bugs me too. I don't think it should be Sonia, but seeing a female Belmont would be nice (and realistic, since there's bound to be a girl in the family line somewhere that wasn't a Belnades). I don't see how it's so pointless/impossible for there to be balance in the offspring. It also bugs me that Shanoa was -such- ''such'' an obvious appeasement. I sort of find it insulting.
*** Bear in mind that most of Castlevania ''Castlevania'' games takes place in medieval. It was only natural back then that men were doing all the physical work. So, no, it wouldn't be realistic.
** I have one problem with Sonia Belmont: if she is Trevor's mother, and Alucard, a dhampir, is his father, then that would mean Trevor would have vampire blood. So how could he wield the Vampire Killer while he's one-quarter vampire? In light of what is shown in ''Portrait of Ruin'' (it slowly killed John Morris and would do the same to Jonathan if he unlocked its full power without defeating the Whip's Memory of its last Belmont wielder, Richter Belmont), it would probably start burning his flesh away if he touched it. If they came up with another female Belmont to wield the whip, or came up with another guy to be Sonia's baby daddy, then hell fuck yes I'm on board for that. No problem with a female Belmont starring in her own game, just a problem with Trevor being part vampire.
part-vampire.
** There might not necessarily be a problem, actually. In ''Lament of Innocence'', the Whip of Alchemy became the Vampire Killer when Sara willingly offered her soul to Leon's weapon. Miss Trantoul herself was already slowly vampirizing and close to completely losing her humanity at that point, so it's possible that [[SoulJar her tainted soul within the whip]] would unquestionably recognize the legitimacy of the whip's next wielder so long as they were worthy and held the blood of (the main branch of) House Belmont within them. (Presumably, the holy whip's natural inclination to [[GoodHurtsEvil harm creatures of the night]] is overridden by Belmont blood, never mind that there's a loophole in Sara being a vampire, plus the fact that Dracula's influence on the bloodline would eventually lessen to minuscule fractions with each generation.) Furthermore, there's the whole bit in ''Order of Ecclesia'' with Dominus--the power of Dracula--being [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} super effective]] against Dracula himself, instantly killing him when everything else Shanoa threw his way failed; a Belmont descended from the Tepes line could be unknowingly drawing upon that power and using it in tandem with the Vampire Killer for extra whipping power. Having the Belmonts be of Dracula's bloodline would actually serve to add a layer of FridgeBrilliance and emotional turbulence to their eternal fight against the night: not only would there be dramatic irony in that Dracula's greatest enemies were both directly and indirectly spawned by him (with both sides largely being unaware of the blood connection), but it may partially explain the persecution of the "supernatural" Belmont clan aside of Leon renouncing his title as a knight prior to ''Lament'', though this would largely apply only to Trevor, who was only welcomed as a hero in Wallachia ''after'' he and his party whipped Drac a new one, since he'd be 1/4 vampire if he was the son of Sonia and Alucard.
* Exactly where did the whole "the Vampire Killer will suck my life away" thing in Portrait ''Portrait of Ruin Ruin'' come from? I guess that I could see that maybe nobody who wasn't as superhuman as a Belmont could do well with its unlocked powers, but it still seems like little more than a bit of pointless angst for Jonathan (not that he wasn't already pretty good at that already). Why is such a holy weapon so dangerous?



** Another WMG idea could be that Shaft somehow cursed the whip while controlling Richter in Symphony of the Night. After all, with the whip so close, why not add curses for future generations to succumb to? And the whole "not until 1999" was waiting for the curse to wear off, but it didn't quite dispel when Julius used it, causing his memory loss.
*** Assuming a 'pure' Belmont can handle the whip without concern, it might simply be because the 'impure' branch families don't have the same supposed power of the Belmonts, and so the power of the Vampire Killer has a kind of degenerative effect on the life force of those with 'insufficient power' to handle it. It would also serve to explain why a second family (the Lecardes) are needed to help unlock the full potential for a non-Belmont, who otherwise wouldn't have the spiritual power to handle the weapon.
* What was up with all the re-incarnation talk in the Sorrow series? Every other game takes place with a (very loose) Christian mythology stating that Dracula's refusal to stay down was part of his rebellion against God Himself. Was the "reincarnation is natural" thing added as part of the attempt to appeal to Japanese gamers or just a mistake?

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** Another WMG idea could be that Shaft somehow cursed the whip while controlling Richter in Symphony ''Symphony of the Night.Night''. After all, with the whip so close, why not add curses for future generations to succumb to? And the whole "not until 1999" was waiting for the curse to wear off, but it didn't quite dispel when Julius used it, causing his memory loss.
*** Assuming a 'pure' "pure" Belmont can handle the whip without concern, it might simply be because the 'impure' branch families don't have the same supposed power of the Belmonts, and so the power of the Vampire Killer has a kind of degenerative effect on the life force of those with 'insufficient power' "insufficient power" to handle it. It would also serve to explain why a second family (the Lecardes) are needed to help unlock the full potential for a non-Belmont, who otherwise wouldn't have the spiritual power to handle the weapon.
* What was up with all the re-incarnation talk in the Sorrow ''Sorrow'' series? Every other game takes place with a (very loose) Christian mythology stating that Dracula's refusal to stay down was part of his rebellion against God Himself. Was the "reincarnation is natural" thing added as part of the attempt to appeal to Japanese gamers or just a mistake?


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** Well, there was her nun-themed redesign in ''Judgment'', complete with a habit and shorter hair (due to [[NoFlowInCGI the complications presented by her]] RapunzelHair, but still). The fandom doesn't like to talk about ''Judgment'', though, so...
28th Oct '15 3:28:50 PM ergeis
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** In the original timeline, the first game chronologically was ''Lament of Innocence''. The alchemist Rinaldo Gandolfi gives Leon Belmont the Whip of Alchemy, because Leon had no weapon when he went off to rescue his betrothed, Sara Trantoul, from the vampire lord, Walter Bernhard (Leon didn't have a weapon because his sword belonged to his knight company, and [[HonorBeforeReason taking it with him after leaving the military would be stealing]]). After the events of the game the whip becomes the Vampire Killer.

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** In the original timeline, the first game chronologically was ''Lament of Innocence''. The alchemist Rinaldo Gandolfi gives Leon Belmont the Whip of Alchemy, because Leon had no weapon when he went off to rescue his betrothed, Sara Trantoul, from the vampire lord, Walter Bernhard (Leon didn't have a weapon because his sword belonged to his knight company, and [[HonorBeforeReason taking it with him after leaving the military would be stealing]]). After the events of the game the whip becomes the Vampire Killer.Killer.
*** Oh, I know about the in-universe reason. I was just curious why they chose the whip in the game designer's point of view.
27th Sep '15 10:13:47 AM kraas
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* Anyone know why the whip was chosen as the Belmont's signature weapon?

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* Anyone know why the whip was chosen as the Belmont's signature weapon?weapon?
** In the original timeline, the first game chronologically was ''Lament of Innocence''. The alchemist Rinaldo Gandolfi gives Leon Belmont the Whip of Alchemy, because Leon had no weapon when he went off to rescue his betrothed, Sara Trantoul, from the vampire lord, Walter Bernhard (Leon didn't have a weapon because his sword belonged to his knight company, and [[HonorBeforeReason taking it with him after leaving the military would be stealing]]). After the events of the game the whip becomes the Vampire Killer.
28th Jul '15 4:05:15 PM ergeis
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** The Vampire Killer allowed itself to be used by John Morris but it was slowly killing him the entire time as it didn't actually accept him as an owner. John didn't teach Jonathan how to unlock the whip's full power to protect him from the same fate; Jonathan doesn't know this at first and resents his father until Eric Lecarde reveals the truth.

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** The Vampire Killer allowed itself to be used by John Morris but it was slowly killing him the entire time as it didn't actually accept him as an owner. John didn't teach Jonathan how to unlock the whip's full power to protect him from the same fate; Jonathan doesn't know this at first and resents his father until Eric Lecarde reveals the truth.truth.
* Anyone know why the whip was chosen as the Belmont's signature weapon?
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