History Memes / Castlevania

5th Sep '17 2:54:18 PM Luigifan
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*** This is referenced not just in series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing {{Metroidvania}}[[/note]] promotes his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't resist throwing a wine glass! (And that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)

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*** This is isn't just referenced not just in this series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's Igarashi[[note]]''Castlevania''[='=]s most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing {{Metroidvania}}[[/note]] promotes promoted his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't couldn't resist throwing a wine glass! (And that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)



** [[CastFromHitpoints Emo Charlotte.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A common set up for Charlotte before a balance patch was having her use HP instead of MP for magic and then have her heal. She'd heal more than she'd use for the spell and so had limitless HP and MP.[[/labelnote]]
** [[GameBreaker Somanway.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The most common set up online and easily the most overpowered is equipping Soma with two Valmanway+1s. The sheer power of each hit and the large number of them per second, plus the fact that you can attack while moving, causes the amusing sight of Soma just walking in a straight line to the end of the level, everything in his way dying.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[CastFromHitpoints Emo Charlotte.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A common set up setup for Charlotte before a balance patch was having her use HP instead of MP for magic and then have her heal. She'd heal more than she'd use for the spell and so had limitless HP and MP.[[/labelnote]]
** [[GameBreaker Somanway.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The most common set up setup online and easily the most overpowered is equipping Soma with two Valmanway+1s. The sheer power of each hit and the large number of them per second, plus the fact that you can attack while moving, causes the amusing sight of Soma just walking in a straight line to the end of the level, everything in his way dying.[[/labelnote]]
3rd Sep '17 3:14:49 PM Luigifan
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** [[InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat Wall Chicken]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A long-running joke in the fandom stemming from all the health-restoring chickens you can unveil by whipping walls. Often given {{Shout Out}}s by other Medtroidvania games such as VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail[[/labelnote]]
** Stairs of doom. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ROJT7A3ClY ROM Hack]] based entirely around Castlevania stairs was made to examine this phenomenon, and the Creator/HideoKojima game VideoGame/{{Snatcher}} has an optional conversation where Castlevania's stairs are explicitly discussed during a conversation.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat Wall Chicken]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A long-running joke in the fandom stemming from all the health-restoring chickens you can unveil by whipping walls. Often given {{Shout Out}}s by other Medtroidvania {{Metroidvania}} games such as VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail[[/labelnote]]
VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail.[[/labelnote]]
** Stairs of doom. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ROJT7A3ClY ROM Hack]] based entirely around Castlevania ''Castlevania'' stairs was made to examine this phenomenon, and the Creator/HideoKojima game VideoGame/{{Snatcher}} ''VideoGame/{{Snatcher}}'' has an optional conversation where Castlevania's ''Castlevania''[='=]s stairs are explicitly discussed during a conversation.[[/labelnote]]



** The wine glass[[labelnote:explanation]]In some games, Dracula begins the fight by first drinking from his wine glass and then tossing it.[[/labelnote]].
*** This is referenced not just in series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing MetroidVania[[/note]] promotes his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't resist throwing a wine glass! (and that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)

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** The wine glass[[labelnote:explanation]]In glass.[[labelnote:explanation]]In some games, Dracula begins the fight by first drinking from his wine glass and then tossing it.[[/labelnote]].
[[/labelnote]]
*** This is referenced not just in series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing MetroidVania[[/note]] {{Metroidvania}}[[/note]] promotes his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't resist throwing a wine glass! (and (And that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)



*** [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy What is a man? Pssh! GAME OVER PRESS R TO TRY AGAIN]][[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', the scene plays out like normal(albeit with the squeaky-voiced protagonist speaking Richter's lines), except Dracula will drop his wine glass on you, killing you, if you don't jump out of the way.[[/labelnote]]

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*** [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy What is a man? Pssh! GAME OVER PRESS R TO TRY AGAIN]][[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', the scene plays out like normal(albeit normal (albeit with the squeaky-voiced protagonist speaking Richter's lines), except Dracula will drop his wine glass on you, killing you, if you don't jump out of the way.[[/labelnote]]



** No-No-No-No-Not bad. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the online multiplayer Castlevania game, you're provided with sound bits for basic communication in a character's voice. Other examples below.[[/labelnote]]

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** No-No-No-No-Not bad. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the online multiplayer Castlevania ''Castlevania'' game, you're provided with sound bits for basic communication in a character's voice. Other examples below.[[/labelnote]]



*** Most likely inspired by the roughly 4 times powerful Crissaegrim abuse in Symphony of the Night.

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*** Most likely inspired by the roughly 4 times powerful Crissaegrim abuse in Symphony ''Symphony of the Night.Night''.
9th Jul '17 7:01:28 AM AceOfScarabs
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** Stairs of doom. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ROJT7A3ClY ROM Hack]] based entirely around Castlevania stairs was made to examine this phenomenon.[[/labelnote]]

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** Stairs of doom. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ROJT7A3ClY ROM Hack]] based entirely around Castlevania stairs was made to examine this phenomenon.phenomenon, and the Creator/HideoKojima game VideoGame/{{Snatcher}} has an optional conversation where Castlevania's stairs are explicitly discussed during a conversation.[[/labelnote]]
2nd Jul '17 8:50:37 AM ChrisX
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** "FRED FUCHS" [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the names mentioned in the above "Credits" is this guy called 'Fred Fuchs'. Thanks to WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, this name becomes memetic [[DontExplainTheJoke in a way that it can easily be mispelled or mistyped as 'Fred Fucks']][[/labelnote]]
25th May '17 7:02:36 PM lalalei2001
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** "EROTIC VIOLENCE," [[labelnote:Explanation]]a phrase used to promote the 2015 pachinko game is adopted by fans to mock the game for seeming to pander to the PerverseSexualLust crowd. It is also used to criticise Konami for not developing any "real" games since the ''Lords of Shadow'' saga, which was polarising anyway. [[/labelnote]]

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** "EROTIC VIOLENCE," [[labelnote:Explanation]]a VIOLENCE" [[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase used to promote the 2015 pachinko pachislot game is adopted by fans to mock the game for seeming to pander to the PerverseSexualLust crowd. It is also used to criticise criticize Konami for not developing any "real" games since the ''Lords of Shadow'' saga, which was polarising polarizing anyway. [[/labelnote]]
25th May '17 6:13:47 PM lalalei2001
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** Stairs are a vampire hunter's worst enemy. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them.[[/labelnote]]
** Medusa Heads cause fears of sine waves.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Medusa Heads are enemies that move in sine waves across the screen and have a strong tendency to knock the player around, [[DemonicSpiders often into a bottomless pit]].[[/labelnote]]

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** Stairs are a vampire hunter's worst enemy.of doom. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ROJT7A3ClY ROM Hack]] based entirely around Castlevania stairs was made to examine this phenomenon.[[/labelnote]]
** Medusa Heads cause fears of sine waves.Heads.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Medusa Heads are enemies that move in sine waves across the screen and have a strong tendency to knock the player around, [[DemonicSpiders often into a bottomless pit]]. In some games they can petrify the player and make them take additional damage from enemies as well as preventing them from moving, usually in [[PlatformHell areas with rotating or falling platforms]].[[/labelnote]]
16th May '17 10:54:54 AM lalalei2001
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'':
** GET A SILK BAG FROM THE GRAVEYARD DUCK TO LIVE LONGER. [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Simon's Quest'' has a number of villagers who, through either design intent or mistranslation, often have incredibly useless information. This is a key example, and yes; the dialogue really is referring to the bird. This one is intentional. The manual states the villagers mislead you to prevent you from completing your quest and reviving Dracula. The original Japanese really did refer to a waterfowl.[[/labelnote]]
** What a horrible night to have a curse. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The text whenever the sun sets. Very slow.[[/labelnote]]
** Hit Deborah Cliff with your head to make a hole. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another example.[[/labelnote]]



* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'':
** GET A SILK BAG FROM THE GRAVEYARD DUCK TO LIVE LONGER. [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Simon's Quest'' has a number of villagers who, through either design intent or mistranslation, often have incredibly useless information. This is a key example, and yes; the dialogue really is referring to the bird. This one is intentional. The manual states the villagers mislead you to prevent you from completing your quest and reviving Dracula. The original Japanese really did refer to a waterfowl.[[/labelnote]]
** What a horrible night to have a curse. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The text whenever the sun sets. Very slow.[[/labelnote]]
** Hit Deborah Cliff with your head to make a hole. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another example.[[/labelnote]]
15th May '17 4:13:18 PM lalalei2001
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBVrPG2qmnI Take out your bible]] and SPIN SPIN SPIN! This is the power... the power of RELIGION! [[labelnote:explanation]]A song about how the Bible is the greatest subweapon.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBVrPG2qmnI Take Pull out your bible]] and SPIN SPIN SPIN! This is the power... the power of RELIGION! [[labelnote:explanation]]A song about how the Bible is the greatest subweapon.[[/labelnote]]
15th May '17 4:00:57 PM lalalei2001
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* [[Creator/ChristopherLee "CHRISTOPHER BEE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[Videogame/CastlevaniaI First game's]] [[SarcasmMode "Credits"]] there are no actual credits, the names are just parodies of classic horror movie actors, like [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela Lugosi]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris Karloff]]. and the aformentioned [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher Lee]]. [[/labelnote]]

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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'':
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[[Creator/ChristopherLee "CHRISTOPHER BEE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[Videogame/CastlevaniaI First game's]] [[SarcasmMode "Credits"]] there are no actual credits, the names are just parodies of classic horror movie actors, like [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela Lugosi]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris Karloff]]. and the aformentioned [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher Lee]]. [[/labelnote]]
15th May '17 3:58:02 PM lalalei2001
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** The wine glass[[labelnote:explanation]]In some games, Dracula begins the fight by first drinking from his wine glass and then tossing it.[[/labelnote]].
*** This is referenced not just in series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing MetroidVania[[/note]] promotes his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't resist throwing a wine glass! (and that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)
** "EROTIC VIOLENCE," [[labelnote:Explanation]]a phrase used to promote the 2015 pachinko game is adopted by fans to mock the game for seeming to pander to the PerverseSexualLust crowd. It is also used to criticise Konami for not developing any "real" games since the ''Lords of Shadow'' saga, which was polarising anyway. [[/labelnote]]
* [[Creator/ChristopherLee "CHRISTOPHER BEE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[Videogame/CastlevaniaI First game's]] [[SarcasmMode "Credits"]] there are no actual credits, the names are just parodies of classic horror movie actors, like [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela Lugosi]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris Karloff]]. and the aformentioned [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher Lee]]. [[/labelnote]]



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBVrPG2qmnI Take out your bible]] and SPIN SPIN SPIN! This is the power... the power of RELIGION! [[labelnote:explanation]]A song about how the Bible is the greatest subweapon.[[/labelnote]]



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY19dl4dcLM "Hmm! Hmm! Hoi!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is how Maxim's grunts sounds like. Due to a certain tool-assisted speedrun of Maxim mode, they became synonymous with glitching through and inside walls within the nicovideo TAS community.[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBVrPG2qmnI Take out your bible]] and SPIN SPIN SPIN! This is the power... the power of RELIGION! [[labelnote:explanation]]A song about how the Bible is the greatest subweapon.[[/labelnote]]
* The wine glass[[labelnote:explanation]]In some games, Dracula begins the fight by first drinking from his wine glass and then tossing it.[[/labelnote]].
** This is referenced not just in series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing MetroidVania[[/note]] promotes his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't resist throwing a wine glass! (and that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)
* "EROTIC VIOLENCE," [[labelnote:Explanation]]a phrase used to promote the 2015 pachinko game is adopted by fans to mock the game for seeming to pander to the PerverseSexualLust crowd. It is also used to criticise Konami for not developing any "real" games since the ''Lords of Shadow'' saga, which was polarising anyway. [[/labelnote]]
* [[Creator/ChristopherLee "CHRISTOPHER BEE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[Videogame/CastlevaniaI First game's]] [[SarcasmMode "Credits"]] there are no actual credits, the names are just parodies of classic horror movie actors, like [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela Lugosi]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris Karloff]]. and the aformentioned [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher Lee]]. [[/labelnote]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY19dl4dcLM "Hmm! Hmm! Hoi!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is how Maxim's grunts sounds like. Due to a certain tool-assisted speedrun of Maxim mode, they became synonymous with glitching through and inside walls within the nicovideo TAS community.[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBVrPG2qmnI Take out your bible]] and SPIN SPIN SPIN! This is the power... the power of RELIGION! [[labelnote:explanation]]A song about how the Bible is the greatest subweapon.[[/labelnote]]
* The wine glass[[labelnote:explanation]]In some games, Dracula begins the fight by first drinking from his wine glass and then tossing it.[[/labelnote]].
** This is referenced not just in series: ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', as mentioned, parodies this (by turning the wine glass lethal), and when Koji Igarasi[[note]]Castlevania's most famous head-honcho, particularly famous for introducing MetroidVania[[/note]] promotes his upcoming game, ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', even he can't resist throwing a wine glass! (and that's not all; early drafts of that game mentioned that the game's heroine would ''also'' get to throw a wine glass as an ability!)
* "EROTIC VIOLENCE," [[labelnote:Explanation]]a phrase used to promote the 2015 pachinko game is adopted by fans to mock the game for seeming to pander to the PerverseSexualLust crowd. It is also used to criticise Konami for not developing any "real" games since the ''Lords of Shadow'' saga, which was polarising anyway. [[/labelnote]]
* [[Creator/ChristopherLee "CHRISTOPHER BEE"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]During the [[Videogame/CastlevaniaI First game's]] [[SarcasmMode "Credits"]] there are no actual credits, the names are just parodies of classic horror movie actors, like [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela Lugosi]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris Karloff]]. and the aformentioned [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher Lee]].
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