History Memes / Castlevania

20th Nov '17 9:02:22 PM FarseerLolotea
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "DOG METAMORPHOSIS!" (Or, alternately, "DOG MEN OF OFFICES!")[[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's ''not'' via that ability.  (Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.)[[/labelnote]]

to:

** "DOG METAMORPHOSIS!" (Or, alternately, "DOG MEN OF OFFICES!")[[labelnote:Explanation]]How OFFICES!") [[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's ''not'' via that ability.  (Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.)[[/labelnote]]
20th Nov '17 5:15:32 PM FarseerLolotea
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "DOG METAMORPHOSIS!" (Or, alternately, "DOG MEN OF OFFICES!"[)[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's ''not'' via that ability.  (Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.)[[/labelnote]]

to:

** "DOG METAMORPHOSIS!" (Or, alternately, "DOG MEN OF OFFICES!"[)[labelnote:Explanation]]How OFFICES!")[[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's ''not'' via that ability.  (Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.)[[/labelnote]]
20th Nov '17 5:14:59 PM FarseerLolotea
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* "DOG METAMORPHOSIS[=/=]DOG MEN OF OFFICES!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's not via that ability.  Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.[[/labelnote]]

to:

* ** "DOG METAMORPHOSIS[=/=]DOG METAMORPHOSIS!" (Or, alternately, "DOG MEN OF OFFICES!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]How OFFICES!"[)[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's not ''not'' via that ability.  Canine (Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.[[/labelnote]])[[/labelnote]]
20th Nov '17 5:13:33 PM FarseerLolotea
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* "DOG METAMORPHOSIS[=/=]DOG MEN OF OFFICES!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]How some players misheard "[[CallingYourAttacks Dark Metamorphosis]]." Ironically enough, Alucard ''can'' [[VoluntaryShapeshifting metamorphose into a wolf]]...but it's not via that ability.  Canine office workers, by contrast, are nowhere to be found.[[/labelnote]]
5th Sep '17 2:54:18 PM Luigifan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** 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!)

to:

*** 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]]

to:

** [[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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[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]]

to:

** [[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!)

to:

** 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]]

to:

*** [[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]]

to:

** 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.

to:

*** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]]

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "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]]

to:

** "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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]]

to:

** 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]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 60. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Memes.Castlevania