History Headscratchers / Castlevania

16th Aug '16 8:42:19 PM SteelEdge
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** Actually, it can be geneticaly explained quite easily. Basically, Belmonts are main (male only) branch of Leon's descendants, while Morrises, Scheiders, Lecardes and others are side branches (at least one female). Now, your gender is determined by two chromosomes known as X and Y. If you have two X chromosomes, you are female, if you have one X and one Y, you are male, if you have two Y chromosomes, you are lab-made mutant and will probably die seconds after being born. Now, let's consider that gene that enables Belmonts to use Vampire Killer without side-effects is on Y chromosome. Then every male descendant of Leon will have this special chromosome (let's call it chromosome BY, as in "Belmont Y"). As long as you are in male only line of your clan, you have exact same Y chromosome as every of your male ancestors, so every Belmont in the main line has the special BY chromosome. However, Y chromosome is male-only, so side branches of Belmonts clan (which all start from a female Belmont marrying non-Belmont) don't get it and instead have generic Y chromosome from male non-Belmont ancestor, so they can't use the whip. It's actually a good expanation, why according to Iga no woman can be Belmont...

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** Actually, it can be geneticaly explained quite easily. Basically, Belmonts are main (male only) branch of Leon's descendants, while Morrises, Scheiders, Lecardes and others are side branches (at least one female). Now, your gender is determined by two chromosomes known as X and Y. If you have two X chromosomes, you are female, if you have one X and one Y, you are male, if you have two Y chromosomes, you are lab-made mutant and will probably die seconds after being born. Now, let's consider that gene that enables Belmonts to use Vampire Killer without side-effects is on Y chromosome. Then every male descendant of Leon will have this special chromosome (let's call it chromosome BY, as in "Belmont Y"). As long as you are in male only line of your clan, you have exact same Y chromosome as every of your male ancestors, so every Belmont in the main line has the special BY chromosome. However, Y chromosome is male-only, so side branches of Belmonts clan (which all start from a female Belmont marrying non-Belmont) don't get it and instead have generic Y chromosome from male non-Belmont ancestor, so they can't use the whip. It's actually a good expanation, why according to Iga no woman can be Belmont...Belmont...
* What was Hammer doing in the shrine and castle in Aria? He said that he was ordered to investigate the shrine and then he suddenly came to the castle. Why would the US army care so much about this shrine? If they cared a lot, then they would probably send more people. There's a bit of FridgeHorror attached, too: If Hammer was an bystander who was suddenly caught up in the mess, then who else was there? You only see him, so you can't tell if any other innocent people got caught up in Castlevania...
9th Jul '16 7:05:51 PM Anddrix
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*** Was there a Chapel in Portrait, though? I know [=PoR=] is something of a [[BaseBreaker contentious issue]] among fans anyway, but I believe the original idea of the Amalaric Sniper was it was after Alucard because he was a vampire, not necessarily because the Snipers served Dracula.

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*** Was there a Chapel in Portrait, though? I know [=PoR=] is something of a [[BaseBreaker contentious issue]] issue among fans anyway, but I believe the original idea of the Amalaric Sniper was it was after Alucard because he was a vampire, not necessarily because the Snipers served Dracula.
28th Jun '16 4:01:02 AM pmb1998
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* What makes the Belmont clan's bloodline 'purer' than the Morrises and the Schneiders? They're all Leon's descendants.

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* What makes the Belmont clan's bloodline 'purer' than the Morrises and the Schneiders? They're all Leon's descendants.descendants.
** Actually, it can be geneticaly explained quite easily. Basically, Belmonts are main (male only) branch of Leon's descendants, while Morrises, Scheiders, Lecardes and others are side branches (at least one female). Now, your gender is determined by two chromosomes known as X and Y. If you have two X chromosomes, you are female, if you have one X and one Y, you are male, if you have two Y chromosomes, you are lab-made mutant and will probably die seconds after being born. Now, let's consider that gene that enables Belmonts to use Vampire Killer without side-effects is on Y chromosome. Then every male descendant of Leon will have this special chromosome (let's call it chromosome BY, as in "Belmont Y"). As long as you are in male only line of your clan, you have exact same Y chromosome as every of your male ancestors, so every Belmont in the main line has the special BY chromosome. However, Y chromosome is male-only, so side branches of Belmonts clan (which all start from a female Belmont marrying non-Belmont) don't get it and instead have generic Y chromosome from male non-Belmont ancestor, so they can't use the whip. It's actually a good expanation, why according to Iga no woman can be Belmont...
4th Jun '16 10:00:39 AM SteelEdge
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** No matter what the goal is, three people does not make an Order. Is that what the question is asking?
28th May '16 6:52:20 PM SteelEdge
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** Arikado doesn't have a reflection. Just putting that out there.



** Perhaps Trevor and Sypha got a divorce, and half the kids took the Belnades name instead of Belmont? Or some other family issues. The Schneiders and Morrises are probably the descendants of Belmont women who took their husband's surname. Why they can't use the whip even though they're also Leon's descendants, no idea. Juste is clearly the product of incest... except really, with over two hundred years of separation, it's really not that big of a deal.



* It seems as if anyone of the Belmont clan can use the Vampire Killer (before the whole 'taint' business started). But Leon lived a thousand years ago. By the the present day, wouldn't a sizable chunk of the world's population be directly descended from him? Assuming a generation every forty years, and every generation has two kids, that's over a third of a billion descendants or 1/21 of the world's population. That's a definite underestimate, given that back then people tried to have lots of kids early. Things like the forces of darkness purposefully trying to kill them and incest (stops getting squicky after enough time) would cut down the line, but that was factored into the purposefully small calculation. If the chosen descendant kicked the bucket early, wouldn't finding a replacement be relatively easy? After training, of course.

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* It seems as if anyone of the Belmont clan can use the Vampire Killer (before the whole 'taint' business started). But Leon lived a thousand years ago. By the the present day, wouldn't a sizable chunk of the world's population be directly descended from him? Assuming a generation every forty years, and every generation has two kids, that's over a third of a billion descendants or 1/21 of the world's population. That's a definite underestimate, given that back then people tried to have lots of kids early. Things like the forces of darkness purposefully trying to kill them and incest (stops getting squicky after enough time) would cut down the line, but that was factored into the purposefully small calculation. If the chosen descendant kicked the bucket early, wouldn't finding a replacement be relatively easy? After training, of course.
* What makes the Belmont clan's bloodline 'purer' than the Morrises and the Schneiders? They're all Leon's descendants.
23rd May '16 2:38:38 PM SteelEdge
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** For that matter, why did Rinaldo make a whip and not a sword? Maybe he was a horse driver or something and didn't know how do use a sword? He made the whip for himself but never got the chance to fight with it?
2nd May '16 1:54:50 PM SteelEdge
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*** 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.

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*** 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.view.
* It seems as if anyone of the Belmont clan can use the Vampire Killer (before the whole 'taint' business started). But Leon lived a thousand years ago. By the the present day, wouldn't a sizable chunk of the world's population be directly descended from him? Assuming a generation every forty years, and every generation has two kids, that's over a third of a billion descendants or 1/21 of the world's population. That's a definite underestimate, given that back then people tried to have lots of kids early. Things like the forces of darkness purposefully trying to kill them and incest (stops getting squicky after enough time) would cut down the line, but that was factored into the purposefully small calculation. If the chosen descendant kicked the bucket early, wouldn't finding a replacement be relatively easy? After training, of course.
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.
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