History YMMV / Castlevania

18th Jul '16 11:38:32 AM RaustBD
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** Many characters ''not'' related to the Belmont family tend to have this status. [[AntiAntiChrist Soma]], [[ActionGirl Shanoa]], [[BadassAdorable Maria]], [[WeakButSkilled Grant]], [[BlackMage Cypha and]] [[TheAtoner Alucard]] get this a lot.

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** Many characters ''not'' related to the Belmont family tend to have this status. [[AntiAntiChrist Soma]], [[ActionGirl Shanoa]], [[BadassAdorable Maria]], [[WeakButSkilled Grant]], [[BlackMage Cypha and]] Cypha]] and [[TheAtoner Alucard]] get this a lot.
18th Jul '16 11:38:09 AM RaustBD
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** Many characters ''not'' related to the Belmont family tend to have this status. [[AntiAntiChrist Soma]], [[ActionGirl Shanoa]], [[BadassAdorable Maria]], [[WeakButSkilled Grant]], [[BlackMageCypha and [[TheAtoner Alucard]] get this a lot.

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** Many characters ''not'' related to the Belmont family tend to have this status. [[AntiAntiChrist Soma]], [[ActionGirl Shanoa]], [[BadassAdorable Maria]], [[WeakButSkilled Grant]], [[BlackMageCypha and [[BlackMage Cypha and]] [[TheAtoner Alucard]] get this a lot.
27th Jun '16 3:01:42 PM TheBuddy26
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Koji Igarashi said the series is more popular in the US than in Japan, with ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Dracula X]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia Order of Ecclesia]]'' being released here first.
17th Jun '16 12:38:41 PM darkabomination
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* AwesomeArt: Ayami Kojima, gothic art must be one of the most recognizable and gorgeous video game art, out there.

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* AwesomeArt: Ayami Kojima, gothic art must be one of the most recognizable and gorgeous video game art, art out there.



** Death. He's generally considered harder than Dracula and is very popular among fans.
** Many characters ''not'' related to the Belmont family tend to have this status. Soma, Shanoa, Maria, Grant, and Alucard get this a lot.

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** Death.[[TheDragon Death]]. He's generally considered harder than Dracula and is very popular among fans.
** Many characters ''not'' related to the Belmont family tend to have this status. Soma, Shanoa, Maria, Grant, [[AntiAntiChrist Soma]], [[ActionGirl Shanoa]], [[BadassAdorable Maria]], [[WeakButSkilled Grant]], [[BlackMageCypha and Alucard [[TheAtoner Alucard]] get this a lot.



*** Sonia from ''Legends'' gets quite a bit of this too, mostly in regards to her [[CanonDiscontinuity being written out of canon]]. However, she does have a good number of fans who genuinely like her.

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*** Sonia from ''Legends'' gets quite a bit of this too, mostly in regards to her [[CanonDiscontinuity being written out of canon]]. It doesn't hurt that she almost had her own game on the Dreamcast before it was similarly canceled. However, she does have a good number of fans who genuinely like her.



** Hammer from the ''Sorrow'' games gets some of this, mostly due to not being playable in Julius Mode. Many are hoping for ''Harmony of Despair'' to change this, especially since some sound files buried in the game came to light. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut.

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** Hammer from the ''Sorrow'' games gets some of this, mostly due to not being playable in Julius Mode. Many are were hoping for ''Harmony of Despair'' to change this, especially since some sound files buried in the game came to light. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut.



* FanonDiscontinuity: A rare inversion, where most fans insist that Legends did actually happen, regardless of the revised timeline.



** Cypha and Maria are player examples. The former's lightning and freeze spells are very powerful, and the latter with her double jumps, slide, fast attacks, and animal friends can rack up a lot of damage. The fact that both take double damage compared to the typical Belmont does little to round out their advantages.



** As well as Medusa Heads and Tin Men, but only for Shanoa, since it wasn't that hard for Alucard.

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** As well as Medusa Heads and Tin Men, but only for Shanoa, since it wasn't that hard for Alucard.



* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HarsherInHindsight:

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* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight: Similar to the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series, critics in the mid 2000s were quick to criticize the series for sticking to a formula that seemed to be producing game after game with no end in sight. Come TheNewTens, and both series have been left to languish by their companies with no new games made in years.
* HilariousInHindsight:



* MisBlamed: Heavily debated, but generally the accusations that IGA is sexist, mostly for removing Sonia and ''Castlevania Legends'' from continuity (He said he found it unrealistic for a female warrior [[ValuesDissonance that far in the past]] to be accepted and trained). Not helped by his clumsy explanation when interviewed by EGM and asked whether fans could expect a female protagonist at some point in the future: [[note]]Order of Ecclesia and his upcoming independant SpiritualSuccessor BloodstainedRitualOftheNight, both after this interview, both have female protagonists[[/note]]

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* MisBlamed: Heavily debated, but generally the accusations that IGA is sexist, mostly for removing Sonia and ''Castlevania Legends'' from continuity (He said he found it unrealistic for a female warrior [[ValuesDissonance that far in the past]] to be accepted and trained). Not helped by his clumsy explanation when interviewed by EGM and asked whether fans could expect a female protagonist at some point in the future: [[note]]Order of Ecclesia and his upcoming independant SpiritualSuccessor BloodstainedRitualOftheNight, both made after this interview, both have female protagonists[[/note]]



* {{Moe}}: Maria, especially in her younger portrayals. Check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vMc7cullbU her introduction]] as proof.



** Carmilla, according to ''Judgment''. The game's version of Sypha comes from before 1476, and while Dracula was alive back then, she doesn't know him and treats him like a generic vampire that needs to be vanquished. Meanwhile, she knows Carmilla by name and Carmilla knows enough about Sypha's life to taunt her about it. The logical conclusion is that Carmilla was doing her thing even before Lisa's death. TruthInTelevision; the book Carmilla is older than Bram Stoker's novel by 25 years.

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** Carmilla, according to ''Judgment''. The game's version of Sypha comes from before 1476, and while Dracula was alive back then, she doesn't know him and treats him like a generic vampire that needs to be vanquished. Meanwhile, she knows Carmilla by name and Carmilla knows enough about Sypha's life to taunt her about it. The logical conclusion is that Carmilla was doing her thing even before Lisa's death. TruthInTelevision; the book Carmilla is older than Bram Stoker's novel by 25 years. Doubles as a GeniusBonus.



** The DS titles weren't the first to use a bishoujo-influenced aart style, that honor goes to Rondo of Blood.



* ThatOneBoss: Death.
* ThatOneLevel: The Clock Tower.
* ToughActToFollow: Developers are trying to surpass ''Symphony of the Night''.

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* SoCoolItsAwesome: Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night are the most consistently praised, both by critics and fans. The latter for codifying the {{Metroidvania]] style the series would adopt as the standard, and the former for perfecting the stage-based progression with alternate paths and bosses, many secrets, a second playable character, and introducing the Item Crash mechanic.
* ThatOneBoss: Death.
Death in nearly every game.
* ThatOneLevel: The Clock Tower.
Tower in most games.
* ToughActToFollow: Developers are Ever since it's release, developers have been trying to surpass ''Symphony of the Night''.Night'' and have critically been stuck in its shadow.
23rd May '16 11:40:18 PM harharhar
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* MemeticMutation:
** "What is a man?! A miserable little pile of secrets!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Dracula's line from the PSX version of ''Symphony of the Night''. [[/labelnote]]
** What a horrible night to have a curse! [[labelnote:Explanation]]What the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Second game]] says when Night falls. [[/labelnote]]
** "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]]
** Wall Meat[[labelnote:Explanation]]The first game is well-known for [[InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat plates of pot roast that can not only be found by breaking certain walls, but restore Simon's health to full with no side effects]].[[/labelnote]]

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* MemeticMutation:
** "What is a man?! A miserable little pile of secrets!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Dracula's line from the PSX version of ''Symphony of the Night''. [[/labelnote]]
** What a horrible night to have a curse! [[labelnote:Explanation]]What the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Second game]] says when Night falls. [[/labelnote]]
** "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]]
** Wall Meat[[labelnote:Explanation]]The first game is well-known for [[InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat plates of pot roast that can not only be found by breaking certain walls, but restore Simon's health to full with no side effects]].[[/labelnote]]
MemeticMutation: [[Memes/{{Castlevania}} Here. Enjoy.]]
16th Apr '16 4:34:36 PM troperHearts
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* ToyShip: Carrie and Malus in ''Castlevania 64'', Maria and Eric Lecarde in ''Judgment''.

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* ToyShip: Carrie and Malus in ''Castlevania 64'', Maria and Eric Lecarde in ''Judgment''. The former can get a bit twisted since Malus is [[spoiler: Dracula in disguise]].
28th Mar '16 3:19:35 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Wall Meat[[labelnote:Explanation]]The first game is well-known for [[InexplicablyPreservedDungeonMeat plates of pot roast that can not only be found by breaking certain walls, but restore Simon's health to full with no side effects]].[[/labelnote]]
26th Mar '16 10:37:47 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Erotic Violence'' isn't the first time a pachislot game has been made that's based on ''Castlevania''; three had already been produced at that time.
26th Mar '16 12:17:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* FandomBerserkButton: Do NOT mention pachinko to any ''Castlevania'' fan.
22nd Mar '16 7:39:02 PM GovernorExplosion
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** {{Creator/Patrick Seitz}} playing Dracula (from ''The Dracula X Chronicles'' and beyond) in a series that heavily references ''{{Manga/Jojos Bizarre Adventure}}''. He was later cast as Dio Brando, ''[=JJBA=]'' 's main vampire antagonist. What a horrible night to be a Joestar...

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** {{Creator/Patrick Seitz}} playing Dracula (from ''The Dracula X Chronicles'' and beyond) in a series that heavily references ''{{Manga/Jojos Bizarre Adventure}}''. He was later cast in the 2012 anime adaptation as Dio Brando, ''[=JJBA=]'' 's main vampire antagonist. What a horrible night to be a Joestar...
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