Here is the character list of the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, sorted according to their in-game timeline appearances. There be spoilers here! The ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' AlternateContinuity has [[Characters/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow its own character page]].

But of course, the first to be listed here is...

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[[folder:Main Villains]]
!!Dracula
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-->"What is a man? [[YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive A miserable little pile of secrets]]! But enough talk, have at you!"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): GaryChalk (''Captain N''), Michael Gough (''Symphony of the Night, Castlevania 64''), Creator/CrispinFreeman (''Lament of Innocence''), Douglas Rye (''Curse of Darkness, Portrait of Ruin''), Creator/PatrickSeitz (''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles Dracula X Chronicles]]'' and onwards)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroya Ishimaru (''Rondo of Blood''), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Most games starting with ''Symphony of the Night''), Nobuhiko Kazama (Lament of Innocence), Mahito Ōba (''Curse of Darkness''), Creator/JojiNakata (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
Good ol' {{Dracula}}, the King of Vampires you all know. In a twist, he doesn't start out as Vlad the Impaler, but a [[TheStrategist genius war strategist]] named Mathias Cronqvist. After his wife Elisabetha died, Mathias used his friend Leon Belmont to steal the soul of a powerful vampire named Walter Bernhard with the Crimson Stone, gaining the allegiance of Death. He reveals that he has forsaken {{God}}, who took away his wife, and will continue to curse Him for eternity. He retreats and changes his name to Vlad Tepes, while Leon [[BadassBoast swears to]] kill an entire time of day.

He found a second chance at redemption after meeting a woman named Lisa Fahrenheit. They bonded and Lisa gave birth to [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]] Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes aka {{Alucard}}. [[BurnTheWitch Unfortunately, Lisa ended up being burned at the stake for]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution practicing medicine]]''. Dracula snapped, declared that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and [[KillAllHumans decided to wage war against the world]], [[RageAgainstTheHeavens and God himself]]. Thankfully for humanity, Leon's oath lasted throughout the centuries, and the Belmont clan (with assistance from the Morris and Belnades families on occasion) have thwarted his undead armies every time.

Dracula's reign as the lord of Castlevania finally came to an end in the year 1999, when an alliance of various world armies, aided by the Catholic Church and the Hakuba Shinto shrine, succeeded in sealing Dracula away from his castle (the source of his power), with Julius Belmont finishing him off. At the moment, this has not been actually depicted in any game, possibly due to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome being entirely too awesome to do justice to]].

In ''Aria of Sorrow'' and ''Dawn of Sorrow'' he is reincarnated as Soma Cruz, who unsurprisingly doesn't want to fulfill his destiny. With the help of Alucard and others, his fate is successfully averted.

[[NighInvulnerability Of course, that hasn't stopped him in the least.]] He '''''always''''' finds a way to [[BackFromTheDead come back]], [[WhyWontYouDie no matter]] [[JokerImmunity what]]. It's gotten to the point where people see him as a god, or something of a god, as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by him in ''Rondo of Blood'' and ''Symphony of the Night''.

Tropes associated with the Castlevania version of Dracula:
* AffablyEvil
* AGlassOfChianti: Naturally the vampire-specific version, A Glass Of Blood. He'll often toss the glass and let it shatter on the floor just before he rises from his throne to whoop ass.
** [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy When he tosses the glass, it's best to move out of the way.]]
* TheAntiGod: According to ''Aria'' and ''Dawn of Sorrow'', he's the EvilCounterpart to {{God}}.
* ArchnemesisDad: Towards Alucard.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: He loves to give this kind of speech after his defeats. He's right, too.
-->'''Dracula''': "It was not by my own hand that I am once again given flesh."
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In the 2D games, almost all of his non-OneWingedAngel forms can only be damaged by [[BoomHeadshot hitting his head]]. Possibly a reference to how classic [[FridgeBrilliance vampires must be decapitated before they are killed.]]
* BackFromTheDead: ''[[WhyWontYouDie Way]]'' [[JokerImmunity too many times]].
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassCape
** BadassMustache
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Dracula is the Dark Lord, a mandatory position that serves as the balance to {{God}} on Earth.
* BigBad: Usually. In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'', he is more of a BiggerBad.
* BigBadFriend: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' is one big BatmanGambit by [[TreacherousAdvisor Mathias]], [[TheChessmaster manipulating]] [[UnwittingPawn everyone]] from Leon to Sara to Rinaldo to Walter so that he can obtain the power he needs in his fanatical battle against a God [[GodIsEvil he believes to be wicked.]]
* CasanovaWannabe: Every time a lovely woman winds up in his domain, such as with Richter's girlfriend and Shanoa in ''Order of Eclessia'', he offers her a chance to rule by his side for eternity. It's never worked. In all of his centuries on this earth, he's only ever managed to woo two women, and one's implied to be the previous woman reincarnated.
* TheChessmaster: You can always expect his plans for his minions to revive him to work every time the time comes for him to be resurrected, even if he's not at full power.
* CreepyChild: As Malus in ''Castlevania [=N64=]''.
* ClassyCravat: Because he's WickedCultured.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely loved both of his wives, and although Alucard has all but disowned him as father, Dracula still holds a place in his hardened heart for his son. In fact, it is also implied that the death of his wives (the latter wife via [[BurnTheWitch witch burning]]) was also [[FreudianExcuse the reason]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds why he even became evil]].
* EvilIsBurningHot: He is generally associated with fire, especially his trademark triple fireball.
* EvilLaugh
* FaithHeelTurn: When Elisabetha died while Mathias was out fighting in the Crusades, the grief-stricken man didn't take this well. With the progression of time, his renouncement of God [[RageAgainstTheHeavens escalated to new heights]].
* FreudianExcuse: See EvenEvilHasLovedOnes.
* GenreBlind: So much that he's almost ''drowning'' in it. You'd think that by his third or so defeat at the hands of a Belmont or one of their allies that Dracula would take precautions such as sending out his legions post-mortem to kill the potential heirs before they reach maturity or setting up {{death trap}}s early on, yet he's confident that the Belmonts pose no threat (despite his track record proving otherwise).
** To date, he's only been DangerouslyGenreSavvy ''twice'': in ''Rondo of Blood'' (he attacks Richter's hometown, but the hero was out training when it happened) and in ''Portrait of Ruin'' (where he [[DualBoss offers to fight alongside Death]], but he's defeated simply because Jonathan and Charlotte are the better duo).
** To his credit, he's practically immortal. So what if he dies? AsLongAsThereIsEvil, he can pretty much count on returning again and again, biding his time until he can catch his enemies in a moment of weakness. EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce, after all. What he didn't expect was Julius to seal the source of his power (his demonic castle) away during the battle of 1999.
* GodOfEvil: ''DawnOfSorrow'' reveals that the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil dictates that he is the ''evil opposite of God''.
* GoodHairEvilHair: When is not slicked back, it's usually [[MessyHair not combed]]
* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Dracula]]: Happens fairly often. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' are some examples.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: His rationale for destroying humanity.
-->'''Dracula''': "I was called here by... ''hooominssssss''... who wished to pay me tribute!"
* HumanoidAbomination: In this series, he's really much more this than a standard vampire. In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'', it's confirmed that he's literally ''the opposite of {{God}}''.
* JokerImmunity
* KilledOffForReal: Julius Belmont finally did this to him in 1999.
** ...and he was then later [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated as Soma Cruz]].
* LargeHam: Just look at some of his quotes!
** EvilIsHammy: Mathias managed to be composed, even while cementing himself as a MagnificentBastard. All bets were off once he became Dracula.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dance of Illusions"/"Illusionary Dance" has become the iconic song for the battle with Dracula, having been used in ''Rondo of Blood'', ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX Dracula X]]'', ''Symphony of the Night'', ''Castlevania 64'', ''Legacy of Darkness'', ''Circle of the Moon'', ''Judgment'', and ''Harmony of Despair''. [[spoiler:It even shows up in Julius Mode of ''Dawn of Sorrow'', when you have to face [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Soma as the new Dark Lord]] [[CallBack in a battle almost directly lifted from earlier battles with Drac]].]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Lost two wives; one to sickness, the other to witch hunters. [[UnstoppableRage He did not take this well]].
** Might do him in again depending on whether Soma outlives Mina. [[spoiler:Mina's apparent death is the trigger for his bad ending in ''Dawn''.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: He is said to manipulate those who want to KillAllHumans as much as he does.
* NumberOfTheBeast: He tends to have 6,666 HP in Metroidvania games.
* OneWingedAngel: Most of the time since the first game. Drops it a few times here and there, notably in ''Order of Ecclesia'', but still hellishly tough.
** In some of said games, it just gets replaced with TurnsRed (''[=OoE=]'' included, though it's more of a Unfurls Cape and Gets Belmont-Trademarked Pimp Walk).
** Dracula has a ''ridiculous'' number of different OneWingedAngel forms and strategies. A list of them can be found [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/morphs.htm here.]]
** Occasionally becomes BishonenLine.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: ''Really'' different, seeing as how he's more like {{Satan}} than anything else.
** VampiresAreSexGods: Even as Dracula, he had a beautiful, loving wife (although it's very possible that [[FreakinessShame she saw the good in him]]). He also has a MadLove PsychoSupporter in the form of the [[{{Stripperiffic}} evil]] [[MsFanservice sexbomb]] [[TheVamp Carmilla]].
* PowerWalk: In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''.
* PublicDomainCharacter: One of the oldest.
* PrettyInMink[=/=]FurAndLoathing: As Mathias.
** Soma rocks a fur coat in ''Aria'' too.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* ReincarnationRomance: It's heavily implied that Lisa is the reincarnation of Elisabetha. The implications even extend to Soma Cruz and Mina Hakuba, who's suggested to be the next incarnation of these two women (similar to how Soma is Mathias/Dracula), much like Mina Harker ([[ShoutOutThemeNaming note the similar-sounding surnames]]) from ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Dracula is resurrected in most of the games, the better for the player to have someone to fight. The exact methods vary.
* {{Retcon}}: All indications suggest that Castlevania's Dracula was originally intended to be Vlad Tepes Dracula, as Catlevania III is the first time Dracula is fought and the game takes place in 1476, which is when the real Tepes died. Alucard also laments over killing his father, something he probably wouldn't do if he knew his father was just going to come back in a hundred years.
** But then someone screwed up Dracula's age in the ''Symphony of the Night'' manual, Iga decided to just [[SureWhyNot run with it]], and ''Lament of Innocence'' was produced.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Drac loves his thrones.
* TakeThat: His will to live forever is a form of this towards God's decree of limited human life.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As Mathias. Dracula, on the other hand, has his appearance vary from game to game, going from a young man (as seen in Rondo of Blood), middle-aged with dark hair, to old and grey. Even so, while he lacks Mathias' [[{{Bishonen}} bishieness]], Drac could still hardly be considered "ugly". As of ''Symphony of the Night'', Dracula's standard appearance is usually that of an older, moustachioed Alucard.
* TeleportSpam: A staple of all of his fights.
* ThisCannotBe: Many times when he's defeated.
* TheTrickster: As Mathias, he fooled Leon so he could get the Crimson Stone and become Dracula himself. Definitely a great example of a trickster.
* VillainousBSOD: Implied to have suffered a massive one by his final defeat in ''Symphony of the Night'', when he learns Lisa's true last words.
* VillainTeleportation: And follows it right up with a triple fireball or a twin meteor.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tempts Leon with the gift of immortality and the chance of serving as his right-hand man. Leon resists, Mathias sics Death on him.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: His main motivation for trying to ruin the world and go against God is because of his wife dying. Twice.

!!Death

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-->"Then for the Master, I'll feast on your soul this night!"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Dennis Falt (''Symphony of the Night''), Tom Wyner (Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness, Portrait of Ruin), Ken Lally (Curse of Darkness as Zead), Creator/TravisWillingham (All games starting with ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]]''), David Lodge (Harmony of Despair)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/MasaharuSato (''Symphony of the Night, Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness'' and ''Harmony of Despair''), Takuo Kawamura (Harmony of Dissonance), Yukitoshi Hori (Curse of Darkness as Zead), Yasuhiko Tokuyama (Portrait of Ruin), Masaru Suzuki (Order of Ecclesia), Kōichi Sakaguchi (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

TheGrimReaper, stealer of souls, possibly the ruler of Hell, and... [[HoYay apparently Dracula's best friend]]. If nothing else, [[HeterosexualLifePartners his closest confidant]]. It's hard to say how this came about, although many suspect the Crimson Stone ever since that has been added to the continuity. A recent game has suggested that a higher power may be responsible.

As he is a [[{{Shinigami}} god of death]], one would expect the protagonists of the series to be incapable of killing him. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Somehow, they manage it.]] Fortunately, he is never gone for long, ensuring a long career of SinisterScythe battles that have made him [[BestBossEver beloved]] and [[ThatOneBoss feared]] by the fanbase.

Outside of battle, his role is inconsistent. At times, [[EnemiesWithDeath he is only there to fight]]. At other times, he drives the plot, bringing the revival of his lord to fruition by any means necessary. He has been known to interact with the protagonists more often than his lord, as he tries to dissuade Alucard from interfering, compares notes with Juste, manipulates Hector under a false identity, and shares a common enemy with the vampire hunters when Brauner arrives. He is always loyal to Dracula (although this does not include Soma, his master reincarnated), and is LawfulEvil. Dialogue from ''Judgement'' and ''Curse of Darkness'' hints that he has strong hate toward time travellers.

Tropes associated with Death:
* AffablyEvil: Despite being EnemiesWithDeath, the Belmonts tend to get little or no enmity from the Grim Reaper. Death tends to be somewhat polite towards his enemies, and is even on a FirstNameBasis with Alucard (as seen in ''Symphony of the Night'').
* AscendedExtra: Started off as a standard recurring boss in the series, and one that didn't even appear in every game (note the first two Game Boy games and ''Haunted Castle''). ''Rondo of Blood'' gave him a few lines during his fights, but it was ''Symphony of the Night'' that gave him significant dialogue and solidified his role as Dracula's trusted confidant.
* {{Badass}}: Kind of hard to be Death and not be this.
** BadassLongRobe: Again, it's ''Death''.
* BaldOfEvil: As "Zead" in ''Curse of Darkness''.
** Well, he is a skeleton, which doesn't have any hair...
* BattleButler: Very {{samurai}}-like in personality.
* BigBadEnsemble: In the games where he becomes DragonAscendant, he usually shares the title of BigBad with another villain. In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' with Brauner and in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'' with [[RivalTurnedEvil Maxim]] are a couple of examples.
* TheDragon: The most loyal of Drac's servants.
** However, as seen in the ''Sorrow'' games, this respect does not carry on to Soma, most likely because Soma [[RefusalOfTheCall rejected his destiny as the next Dark Lord]].
** DragonAscendant: In the games where Dracula has yet to revive, Death usually steps onto center stage in order to carry out his master's wishes.
* EnemyMine: Subverted in ''Portrait of Ruin'': he almost makes an offer to team up with Jonathan and Charlotte to defeat Brauner, but Jonathan rejects him since he's still working for Dracula, after all. [[UnwittingPawn They still wind up helping him, regardless.]]
* FinalBoss: In ''Lament of Innocence''.
* FourIsDeath: In most of his {{Metroidvania}} incarnations, he has 4,444 HP.
* TheGrimReaper: Or {{Shinigami}}, his name in Japan.
* KaizoTrap: His scythe will often fall off the screen when he is defeated, but unique in ''Aria of Sorrow'', this falling scythe ''can kill you when you beat Death.''
* LawfulEvil: [[invoked]]In-universe. The ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' manual explicitly states him as such. Oddly, this is the only canonical example of CharacterAlignment in the whole series.
* MisterExposition: In an odd move in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', when he figures out what's going on with the castle(s) and Maxim, he explains it to Juste. This happens well before his boss battle.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Considering ''Lament'''s reveal that Death aided Dracula centuries before he ever tried to kill humanity, and his opposition to Brauner in ''Portrait'' even as he sought to accomplish what Dracula had failed to do so often, it's likely that Death is not so much devoted to Dracula's goals as he is devoted to Dracula himself. As long as it is in Dracula's best interest, he will abide vampire hunters or even aid time travelers.
* NotMeThisTime: Inverted in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''. Death was completely unaware of a vampire other than Dracula having control of Castlevania during the events of the game until the protagonists (who deduced that Dracula was not responsible for Castlevania's return) accused him of working for Brauner (the vampire in question).
* OneWingedAngel: Sometimes transforms into a skeletal dragon thing with scythes for arms. [[PowerupLetdown Often is much easier to defeat in this form.]] He does have other OneWingedAngel forms, and a list of them can be found [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/form-reaper.htm here.]]
* ThePlan: Loves to use these to help Dracula revive.
* PraetorianGuard: Slogra and Gaibon.
* SdrawkcabAlias: In ''Curse of Darkness'', he uses the alias [[GratuitousEnglish "Zead"]].
* SinisterScythe: He's Death, what did you ''expect''? He ups the ante with a wicked ''[[DoubleWeapon dual-bladed]]'' scythe in ''Aria of Sorrow''. In ''Castlevania: The Adventure [=ReBirth=]'', he gets [[LaserBlade laser scythes]]. That's before getting into the million sickles he can summon out of thin air...

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!!Leon Belmont

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-->"I'll kill you AND the night!!"

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/DaveWittenberg
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/NobutoshiCanna

A near-invincible knight active during the medieval era, and along with Mathias Cronqvist, formed an [[WeUsedToBeFriends invincible team]]. He abandoned his position when his fiancee Sara Trantoul was kidnapped (according to Mathias) by the vampire Walter Bernhard. Leon discards his sword and takes up the [[WhipItGood Whip of Alchemy]] from Rinaldo Gandolfi, and storms Walter's castle, only to find Sara in process of being vampirized. The only way to save her is to kill her. Leon does the job, changing the Whip of Alchemy into the legendary Vampire Killer.

Leon swears to kill Walter and the night. He almost succeeds, only to see Walter get backstabbed by Death, and Mathias reveal himself as the MagnificentBastard behind the scenes. Leon refuses Mathias' offer to join him, survives a battle with Death, and swears that his family will always exist to oppose Mathias.

Tropes associated with Leon:
* {{Badass}}
** BadassFamily: he started it all.
** BadassLongCoat
* {{Bishonen}}: He held the title of "The most androgynous ''Castlevania'' protagonist EVER".
* FireIceLightning: The Whip of Alchemy gains these powers whenever Leon defeats the respective element bosses, and even retains them when it becomes the [[AncestralWeapon Vampire Killer]]. Oddly enough, these powers rarely show up again (or at least in their full capacity) throughout the series.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mathias, until their "falling out".
* KillTheOnesYouLove: To spare [[spoiler: Sara]] from the fate of becoming a vampire, he reluctantly killed her, with her consent.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Almost literally.
* LawfulStupid: He comes to Walter's castle unarmed, having relinquished his sword along with his knighthood.
* {{Leitmotif}} "Lament of Innocence" is considered to be Leon's theme.
* ThePowerOfLove: Knowing that she'll eventually fully succumb to her vampirism, Leon's betrothed Sara ''[[TearJerker willingly]]'' [[SoulJar bonds her soul]] to the Whip of Alchemy, transforming it into the Vampire Killer.
** His [[ThePromise promise]] to his beloved Sara is also the reason why Leon so adamantly refuses to [[WeCanRuleTogether join Mathias.]]
* ShootTheDog: Leon's original motive was to rescue Sara, not to gain a cool whip, and swear hunt down [[spoiler: Mathias]] till he breaths.
* UnwittingPawn
* WildHair: Lacks the usual BarbarianLongHair of most of his descendants but it's still long.

!!Walter Bernhard

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-->"Welcome. I have been waiting, Leon."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/JamiesonPrice
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Yukimasa Kishino

A powerful vampire who rules the forest called Eternal Night. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever As he finds his immortality to be boring]], he seeks a challenge, playing life and death games with brave humans and upping the ante by stealing that which is most precious to them. His latest act is spiriting away Sara Trantoul, Leon Belmont's fiancee.

Tropes associated with Walter:
* AffablyEvil
* [[spoiler: AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome]]: Walter's fate, it's a lot more terrifying than it sounds.
* {{Badass}} He was the most powerful vampire before Dracula.
** BadassBaritone: God Bless you, Crispin Freeman.
** BadassCape: Coupled with his darkly-colored armor and clothing, Walter is one of the more physically-imposing (humanoid) villains.
** BarbarianLongHair
* BloodKnight: Seeks excitement as a means to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever pass the time]].
* EvilOverlord
* EvilRedhead
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He wants others to come after ''him''. See "BloodKnight" above.
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: He has NighInvulnerability... except when faced by the awesome power of the Vampire Killer.
* PeekABangs acts as a veil, a way of representing his magical powers and separate himself from normal men.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: He was deceived by Mathias and Death into believing that the Ebony Stone would revive him after his defeat and allow him to control Death. Instead, Death claims Walter's soul and uses it to create the Crimson Stone.]]

!!Joachim Armster

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-->"It's too bad... You aren't Walter."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam O'Brien]]
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HiroshiKamiya

Once a human, Joachim was turned into a vampire by Walter Bernhard. He now harbors an [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]] to defeat Walter and become the new master of his castle, but was bested in combat by Walter and imprisoned in the castle's prison as punishment.

Tropes associated with Joachim:
* AxCrazy
* {{Bishonen}}
* Foil: To Walter. Color scheme and appearance.
* KamehameHadoken: One of his [[LimitBreak limit breaks]].
* MindOverMatter: Uses psychokinesis to wield ''[[DualWielding five]]'' swords.
** ReverseShrapnel
* {{Slouch of Villainy}}: Does this [[spoiler:after killing Walter and taking his castle]].
* SoreLoser: Hints at this with his conversation before challenging Leon:
--> '''Leon:''' Why is a vampire locked away here?
--> '''[[HairTriggerTemper Joachim:]]''' '''[[BigShutUp Shut up!]]'''
--> '''Leon:''' [perplexed]
--> '''Joachim:''' Damn Walter, I would have won weren't not for his ebony stone.

!!Rinaldo Gandolfi

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-->"Don't you always? Ask away."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/MichaelMcConnohie
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hidekatsu Shibata


Rinaldo is an old man who lives near Walter Bernhard's castle. Walter turned Rinaldo's daughter, Justine, into a vampire, and she killed the rest of Rinaldo's family. Rinaldo was forced to create the Whip of Alchemy and he then killed her with it. When Leon Belmont came to rescue his fiancee Sara Trantoul from the clutches of Walter, Rinaldo gave Leon the Whip of Alchemy, and later helped him perform a ritual which unlocked the whip's true power and transformed it into the Vampire Killer. He also provided a shop where Leon could buy or sell items.

Tropes associated with Rinaldo:
* CoolOldGuy
* CrusadingWidower[=/=]BestServedCold: Rinaldo attempted to kill Walter after his family's deaths, but the whip had no effect on Walter. Walter allowed Rinaldo to live near the castle and help other vampire hunters, as he thought it would make the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame "game"]] more interesting.
* HeartBrokenBadass
* TheObiWan
* ShopKeeper
* WhipItGood: He created what would become the Vampire Killer, and helped unlock its true power.

!!Sara Trantoul

--> "If my soul can save others, then I won't die in vain. I do not want anyone else to suffer my fate."

Tropes associated with Sara:

* {{Badass}}: She's the Belmonts' [[spoiler: WeaponOfChoice, who has killed Dracula numerous times.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Leon journey's to Eternal Night to rescue her from Walter.
** [[spoiler: DisposableWoman]]: Unlike the others, she at least gets a bit of screen time. And has a lot more tropes...
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When she willingly [[spoiler: fused her soul to become the Vampire Killer]]. She should be crowned a saint for that.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: a rare weapon example, the [[WhipItGood Vampire Killer]] '''is''' Sara.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers being a vampire this. [[FridgeHorror Also]], [[spoiler: she's still stuck inside the whip, even after Julius "permanently" kills Dracula, and later Soma.]]
* GoodIsNotNice/GoodIsNotSoft: Leon feels lucky to have met such a sweet lady, with a nice personality. Until she becomes the [[spoiler: Vampire Killer]] in the hope of stopping [[spoiler: Mathias]], as the Belmonts use her to plow through his forces.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]: She doesn't want others to suffer her fate, so she made a pact with Leon and Rinaldo to [[spoiler: bind her soul to the Whip of Alchemy.]]
* [[spoiler: PoweredByAForsakenChild]]: The Belmonts are using the [[spoiler: soul of Leon's lover]] all this time. Kinda [[FridgeHorror horrific]] when you think about it...
* UnwittingPawn: it's implied, she figured it out when Leon felt her anger, as she sensed [[spoiler: Mathias has become a vampire.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In a way, she actually preferred to be [[spoiler: sealed in the Whip of Alchemy to create the Vampire Killer, so Leon can permanently kill Walter, and later have his descendants hunt down Mathias.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: If you haven't played ''Lament of Innocence'', chances are you don't even know her, hell she's not even acknowledged in recent games, her presence is only implied. But considering the Belmonts can't hunt the night without her, she is worth your respect.
* [[spoiler: WhipItGood]]: Her fate as the [[spoiler: Vampire Killer]]
** [[spoiler: EmpathicWeapon]]: Ms. Trantoul is rather picky to [[spoiler: whoever wants to wield her. If you're not a Belmont or in line with them, or you've been tainted by Dracula's power, she will drain the life out of you.]] Unless you prove your worthy, just ask Jonathan.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Legends]]

!!Sonia Belmont

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-->"We all decide our own fate. It was you who taught me that, Alucard."

A woman who was gifted with strange magical power. When her land is ravaged by Dracula, she takes up the Vampire Killer whip and invades Dracula's castle, encountering her friend Alucard along the way. After her ordeal is over, she settles down and has a child, Trevor.

She was slated to appear again in ''Castlevania Resurrection'', but the game's cancellation prevented that. On top of that, when IGA took over the series, he retconned Sonia from the ''Castlevania'' timeline entirely.

Up until her retcon, though, the tropes associated with her were:
* ActionGirl
* BabiesEverAfter: She's shown holding her newborn infant in the epilogue of ''Legends''.
* {{Badass}}
** BraidsOfAction
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Subtly implied during her exchanges with Alucard. Official art definitely gives off this impression.
* RetGone: IGA took her out of his ''Castlevania'' timeline.
* {{Stripperiffic}} It appears that dressing as a stripper is not limited to male Belmonts.
** LeotardOfPower
** ShowSomeLeg: You thought Isaac was the first to wear kinky boots in battle? Think again!
** ShesGotLegs
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Reportedly, a woman warrior being accepted in the 1400s broke IGA's, and that's why her game was removed from the timeline. The fandom was [[InternetBackdraft quick]] to call UnfortunateImplications.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dracula's Curse]]

!!Trevor Belmont

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--> "No matter who may challenge, my clan will not falter."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/SteveStaley (Curse of Darkness), GideonEmery (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Symphony of the Night) Creator/YasunoriMasutani (Curse of Darkness), Creator/TakashiKondo (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

Leon's descendant ([[RetCon with or without Sonia]]) and the first Belmont to succeed in killing Dracula. When Trevor was young, he went into exile as the people feared the Belmont clan's powers. But when Dracula strikes, Trevor takes up the Vampire Killer whip that was passed down through his ancestors, and travels around Wallachia to save the land and win the people's trust. It works, and the Belmonts are no longer feared. He also gets to marry one of his allies, [[BlackMagicianGirl Sypha Belnades]].

He gets to reappear in ''Curse Of Darkness'' as an uneasy ally for Hector. He ends up getting wounded by Isaac, but survives the overall ordeal. Unfortunately, he loses his headband in the process.

Tropes associated with Trevor:
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: At his time, his family was feared due to their power, prompting him to fight Dracula to prove that his family is good.
* {{Badass}} The first Belmont to kill Dracula.
** BadassLongcoat: In ''[=CoD=]'' and all Pachislot slot machines, ''including'' III which takes place in the ''Dracula's Curse'' storyline.
** BarbarianLongHair
* BattleCouple: Along with Sypha. Though inverted that they're a fighting duo first before getting married.
* BigBrotherMentor: Grant sees him as this, along with being a part of his TrueCompanions.
* {{Bishonen}}
* EyepatchOfPower: Has this in ''Judgment''.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Gets a few physical combos sprinkled into his ''[=CoD=]'' moveset.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: It's heavily implied that in the final battle with Dracula in ''III'', Trevor got a parting gift from Dracula in the form of a scar across his left eye and chest. It's visible in ''Curse'', although ''Judgment'' [[{{Retcon}} changed it around]], instead claiming that Trevor ''[[EyeScream lost]]'' his eye, hence the eyepatch.
** Not necessarily. Trevor never mentions his eye during the course of the game, but frequently threatens to pay Dracula back for his scars. An eyepatch can also be worn to help a wounded eye heal.
* HenpeckedHusband: Subtly and hilariously implied with his winning quote against Sypha in ''Judgment'':
-->I fought fair and won the day. If only that was true in the household.
* HeroAntagonist: At first, to Hector in ''[=CoD=]''.
* JackOfAllStats: Out of the four heroes in ''Dracula's Curse'', he's the balanced one. Strongest basic attack. Greatest variety of subweapons. Tied for strongest defense. Second-longest attack range.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Personality-wise in ''Curse of Darkness'' -- [[HumbleHero he's quick to point out]] to Hector that he didn't beat Dracula alone; he had a LOT of help from people just as brave as him.
** Literally according to Grant in ''Akumajou Densetsu''. He offers to join as the speedster because Trevor's heavy armour's gotta be slowing him down.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Beginning" is strongly associated with Trevor, and he has 'Belmont The Legend" as his boss theme in Curse of Darkness.
* OfficialCouple: With Sypha.
* PutOnABus: In ''Curse of Darkness'', Trevor all but dissapears after he's [[spoiler:attacked by Isaac while he's weakened from his battle with Hector. Julia mentions that she's hospitalized him, but he isn't in any condition to fight.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Grant [=DaNasty=]

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-->"Ugly freak! Good thing my blades don't discriminate."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KirkThornton (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Masaya Onosaka (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

A pirate whose family was killed by Dracula. Grant opted to take revenge for his family, but was quickly beaten and turned into a monster that guards the clock tower. Trevor beats some sense into him and he ends up becoming his friend, fighting Dracula by his side. He later helps rebuild Wallachia. Can crawl on walls, throw knives, and bears an eerie resemblance to the Hunchback/Fleaman-type enemy, the Ripper.

Tropes associated with Grant:
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: Neither holy, nor magical/supernatural, nor a Belmont.
** BadassesWearBandanas
* DeadpanSnarker: In ''Judgement''. It doesn't hurt his reputation as the Spider-man of Castlevania.
* DemotedToExtra: Trevor reappears in ''Curse of Darkness'', Sypha gets to have a lot of descendants, Grant was given nothing at all until ''Judgment''.
** What's more, while Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' was conceived and plays out like a colossal ShoutOut to ''Dracula's Curse'', it lacks a Grant counterpart in any form; you can switch between Julius, Yoko, and Alucard. Apparently they were originally going to include Hammer in Julius Mode as the Grant analogue, but seemingly couldn't justify a hearty tough guy like Hammer playing like a FragileSpeedster.
*** Even more, in the 3rd Pachislot games, revolving around ''Dracula's Curse'', Grant is absent while Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard got in (and even Sypha gets a 3D render of her original, non-''Judgment'' art, while Alucard also gets a 3D render of his {{Bishonen}} form in ''Symphony of the Night''). The best Grant got is a 8-bit cameo in the exposition demo.
*** He does get [[ThrowTheDogABone a bone thrown at him]] in ''Judgment'', though; he's recognized as one of the "Legendary Three Heroes" and rises to prominence as the man who helped rebuild Wallachia.
*** Another thrown bone, although extremely obscure: A novel serving as a sequel of ''Dawn of Sorrow'' featured a descendant of Grant called Michelle [=DaNasty=], as a secondary protagonist along with an apprentice of Julius unaffiliated with any big families, Curtis Lang.
** He did get an appearance in ''Symphony of the Night'' and ''Portrait of Ruin'', appearing as a trio of zombie bosses along with Trevor and Sypha.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: At the end of the day... he got a wife and descendants.
* FragileSpeedster: Second worst constitution, but makes up for it with wall-climbing.
* KnifeNut: This aspect of him is played up in ''Judgment''.
* TrueCompanions: What he believes he and Trevor to be right from the start in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse CV3]]'''s Japanese script.
* {{Pirate}}: He has this design in ''Dracula's Curse''.
** GhostPirate, according to the manual. Perhaps it's just referring to his cursed zombie-like form in the clock tower. Then again, there are those mummy wrappings...
* PunnyName: Apparently ''not'' intentional.
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Trevor in regards to Sypha. According to ''Judgment'', he was so jealous of this status that he didn't even show up to their wedding. However, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he gets over it]] and wishes the couple good tidings in the future.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Dracula's Curse''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Danasty or [=DaNasty=]?
* ThemeNaming: [=DaNasty=] is taken from the name of a family that were enemies of Vlad Tepes: Dinesti.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Grant is usually [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090621171438/castlevania/images/1/1e/Grant_Japan_CV3_Manual_Clip.JPG depicted]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090321074912/castlevania/images/3/3f/CV3_Ad_Grant.JPG as]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060422222139/castlevania/images/c/ca/Cv3_grant.jpg one]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090221053524/castlevania/images/3/36/Grant_Dracula%27s_Curse_Cover.JPG in]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090221053525/castlevania/images/f/fd/Grant_Dracula%27s_Curse_Japanese.JPG artwork]] for ''Dracula's Curse'' (both Japanese and American), even though he's clearly wearing a vest and/or undershirt in-game (more accurate artwork [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090321074808/castlevania/images/0/00/CV3_Guide_Grant.JPG here]]).
* WallCrawl

!!Sypha Belnades

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-->"If you wish to see the power of the elements, it would be my pleasure."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/AliHillis (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Ami Koshimizu (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

A witch who disguised herself as a man, considering that at the time [[BurnTheWitch witches are meant to be burnt on a stake]]. She was eventually caught by Dracula and was turned to stone by a cyclops. Later, she was freed from her curse when Trevor kicked the cyclops' ass and she ends up joining his quest, revealing her gender only in the end of battle. She fell in love with Trevor and ended up marrying him, thus augmenting the Belmont clan with magical power.

Tropes associated with Sypha:
* BlackMagicianGirl: Not so rough in personality, but you get the idea.
* BoomerangBigot: In her ''Judgment'' appearance, she is extremely prejudiced against those who are in any way aligned to darkness, even if it's only the source of their powers. This despite the fact she's a witch who calls upon the spirits of the dead to grant her ElementalPowers and is thusly condemned by the very church she serves so fervently -- their official stance is that she is no different than the very creatures she hunts. Her storyline's boss fight is against Carmilla, who calls her on this.
* CleavageWindow: She sports one in her Pachislot art.
* DefrostingIceQueen: ''Judgment''-unique. According to her ''Judgment'' personality, she [[VanHelsingHateCrimes persecutes all that even dare wield dark powers]], and is a bit bitchy in doing her job. By the end of ''Dracula's Curse'', however, it is implied that she... got better by spending time with Trevor (or [[BreakTheHaughty being captured and petrified then saved by Trevor does humble her a bit]]). This is totally absent in ''Castlevania III'''s JP iteration, where she's formal and amiable. In the Pachislot III re-interpretation, she is also much warmer from get-go.
* DemotedToExtra: Many fans have expressed concern that Sypha is nowhere to be seen in the ''Pachislot Akumajo Dracula'' games, while Trevor is aided by a new girl, Angela. To be fair, her being Trevor's wife might have something to do with it, but it still brings up questions, since she can defend herself just fine. The justification is that Pachislot ''I'' & ''II'' is supposedly taking place in an AlternateUniverse of ''Curse of Darkness'', and Sypha is not present there by default.
** She does show up ([[FanservicePack with a new design closer to her original design, but being more obviously feminine than mysterious]]) in the third pachislot title, which is set during the events of ''III''.
* FantasticRacism: In ''Judgment'', she evidences a hatred of any who bear any connection to the darkness. This means her storyline important fights are against Cornell and Shanoa, and she gets extra-vehement dialogue before a fight with Golem or Alucard.
* FireIceLightning: Her three basic elemental spells.
** ''Judgment'' adds [[DishingOutDirt earth]] and [[BlowYouAway wind]]-elemental spells to her repertoire.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Ever since her debut, she has been getting less mysterious and the fact that she's a woman has become more blatant. First, impersonators never seem to put on her hood, then ''Judgment'' gave her a nice pair of breasts, but with a different overall design. Pachislot gave her an upgrade of her classic outfit, but in addition of her hood often falling down revealing golden hair and an obviously feminine face, she's also given a pink skirt.
* HotWitch
* InTheHood: Her outfit in ''Dracula's Curse''. Occasionally in ''Pachislot'' too, but it tends to go off.
* JigglePhysics: In ''Judgment''.
* KnightTemplar: The Sypha in ''Judgement'' shows that she was this before she met Trevor and Alucard, as she's quick to try and kill any creature of the night (including [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Cornell, Alucard]], [[GentleGiant Golem]], and [[BadPowersGoodPeople Shanoa]]), labelling them "evil without chance of redemption". [[{{Hypocrite}} You would think as a witch, she'd know personally that not all creatures of the night are evil.]]
** DarkAndTroubledPast: Her backstory was fleshed out in ''Judgment'', stating that the creatures of the night under Carmilla flat out slaughtered her brethren in front of her before she was taken to the monastery. It does explain why she's that much of a KnightTemplar.
* MagicWand: In artwork, as well as ''Judgment''.
* OfficialCouple: With Trevor.
* SamusIsAGirl: In her later appearances, this is dropped.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In ''Harmony of Dissonance'', her name is spelled as [[MyHeroZero Cipher]]. Considering the little amount of story thus far (only existing so the Belmonts can have magic), it's almost fitting... until ''Judgment'' fixed her name back to Sypha.
** More than likely, her name ''is'' a pun on Cipher, seeing as she was supposed to be a character of mystery that you won't even know her gender until you beat ''CVIII'' with her.
** Her last name might have been the result of a Japanese corruption of "Fernandez", as noted with Carrie Fernandez (see below).
* SquishyWizard: Lower constitution than Grant, but damn it, those spells!
* SweetPollyOliver: In her first game, she was introduced doing this to help avoid being persecuted. Subsequent appearances have dropped this angle, though.
* SilkHidingSteel: Only in ''CVIII''.
* TakenForGranite: This turns horrific when you realize that her original (Japanese) dialogue implies that she was ''[[AndIMustScream conscious and aware]]'' the whole time she was a rock.
** NoOntologicalInertia: She is restored from her petrification as soon as the cyclops dies.
* [[SwordAndSorcerer Whipper And Sorceress]]: She's the latter. Trevor's the first.

!!Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes (Alucard)

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-->"Dracula! In the name of my Mother, I will defeat you again!"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Robert Belgrade (Symphony of the Night), Creator/YuriLowenthal (''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]], VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Harmony of Despair'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (''Symphony of the Night, Dawn of Sorrow, Harmony of Despair''), Creator/MamoruMiyano (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Nocturne of Recollection'')

If there's someone else surpassing the Belmonts' popularity... it's this guy. Adrian is Dracula and Lisa's son. Unlike Dracula, he got to hear his mother's last words: to not hate humans. When his father begins his war on humanity, Adrian rebels and takes the name ''{{Alucard}}'' and... goes into a slumber, waiting for a potential ally to help him beat his father. This person happens to be Trevor Belmont, who swiftly kicked his ass and offered his services. After beating his father, Alucard promptly got himself back to his slumber again...

... only to awaken again after hearing of Richter Belmont's disappearance. Nobody's around to investigate Dracula's castle, so Alucard goes in himself. He meets up with Richter's ally Maria and they search for Richter. They find that he's been {{Brainwashed}} by the dark priest Shaft and used to resurrect Dracula. Alucard frees Richter and defeats his father once again and returns to his slumber, waiting again to oppose his father.

He resurfaces again in 1999, masterminding Julius Belmont's final defeat of Dracula. When the castle appears within an eclipse in 2035, Alucard (as his new identity of Japanese government agent Genya Arikado) goes in to help Soma Cruz and guide him in his discovery of his identity as Dracula's reincarnation.

Tropes associated with Alucard:
* AloofAlly
* {{Alucard}}: One of the oldest instances of this name.
* AmazonChaser: Sonia's a female Belmont; [[BadassFamily it was almost a given]] that she'd gear up to effortlessly send Drac right back to Hell. At the very least, Alucard holds her in this regard.
* AscendedExtra, BreakoutCharacter: In ''Dracula's Curse'', Alucard's introduction was widely overlooked, mostly due to his generic look and a very limited, somewhat mediocre set of abilities. However, when Alucard was brought back eight years later in ''Symphony of the Night'' with a new appearance and some nifty new tricks under his belt, Alucard's popularity skyrocketed to the point that he became just as synonymous with the franchise as its chief family of protagonists and their mortal enemies (if not ''moreso''), with his prominence within canon shifting to reflect these changes. It doesn't hurt that Alucard is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld practically]] [[{{Immortality}} immortal]], making him the sole recurring hero with the best chance of reappearing in a ''Castlevania'' should the circumstances call for it.
* TheAtoner: A few games have hinted that part of Alucard's "family business" with Dracula is to atone for his father's wrongdoings.
* {{Badass}}: No Belmont? No problem, Alucard will kill his father ''himself''.
** BadassBaritone: His original ''Symphony'' English voice. So fantastically smooth...!
** BadassCape: His ''Symphony'' sprites show his cape flowing around as he kicks ass.
** BadassLongCoat: He has a cape and a longcoat.
** BadassInANiceSuit: as Arikado.
* BagOfSpilling: In ''Castlevania III'', he could turn into a bat and throw {{Hellfire}} right from the get-go. In ''Symphony'', he inexplicably has to search for and regain those abilities.
** Well, the bat form at least. He can use Hellfire right away if you know the input.
* BerserkButton: Messing with his mother is a terrible idea, as the succubus learned the hard way.
* BigGood: As Arikado.
* {{Bishonen}}: Holy...
** {{Averted}} in his original [=CVIII=] design, where he looks more like a stereotypical vampire.
* ChickMagnet: What can we say? VampiresAreSexGods.
** InterspeciesRomance: With both Sonia and Maria.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He has all the traditional vampire powers, but uses them for good.
* {{Dhampyr}}[=/=]HalfHumanHybrid: [[HumanMomNonHumanDad Lisa is human, Drac is a vampire]]... you get the idea.
* MrFanservice
* FlashStep
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire
* GoodIsNotNice: Very cold and aloof.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Although Alucard hates Dracula, Dracula is still fond of him.
** MommasBoy: Inversely, he's wholly devoted to his mother, but not to OedipusComplex levels.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Castle Dracula" has been used frequently to represent Alucard. "Tragic Prince" from the same game also sees use as this.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Alucard can use shields in Symphony.
* NamesTheSame: There are major differences between him and the Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''.
* TheObiWan: For Soma.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: He looks like a craggy, middle-aged man in ''Dracula's Curse''. In all subsequent appearances, he's a top-grade {{Bishonen}}.
* SealedGoodInACan: Once or twice canonically (after ''III'' and ''[=SotN=]'', although Maria ''may'' have been able to talk him out of the latter; he also did this in ''[[CanonDiscontinuity Legends]]''), with the large gaps between his appearances accounting for this trope at least a few more times.
** SealedBadassInACan: Whenever Alucard goes to sleep, his [[IconicItem Alucard equipment]] goes with him.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Inherited from his father.
** You can make him sit on chairs in ''Symphony of the Night''. Serves no practical purpose other than to show off the attention to detail in his sprites.
** In ''Dawn of Sorrow'''s Julius Mode, Alucard is the only character who can sit in chairs, probably because they could reuse the old sprites for him.
* TheStoic
* SummonMagic: ''[=SotN=]'' introduced us to Alucard's {{familiar}}s.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As Arikado. The [[SharpDressedMan suit]] definitely helps too.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Into a bat and a wolf.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Curse of Darkness]]

!!Hector

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-->"Isaac! I will hunt you down like the beast you are!!"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/CrispinFreeman
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Takahiro Yoshimizu

Hector was once a servant of Dracula, a Devil Forgemaster. When Trevor beats Dracula, Hector decides to just settle down and live in peace with his wife Rosaly... until another Devil Forgemaster, Isaac, accused her of witchcraft and got her burnt at the stake, prompting Hector to pursue Isaac (who was already forming a [[ThePlan plan]] to revive Dracula.)

Tropes associated with Hector:
* AntiVillain: he was an ally of Dracula.
** AntiHero: He became a good guy though.
* {{Badass}} His powers equaled those of ''Death''
** BroughtDownToBadass
** EmpoweredBadassNormal
** HeartBrokenBadass:
--> '''Hector:'''That matters not. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge I've come to exact my revenge upon you!]] For the death of [[TheLostLenore Rosaly]]!
** RetiredBadass: Unlike Leon, who probably had an impressive stash of weapons from his time as a knight, Hector ''voluntarily'' [[BroughtDownToNormal sealed away his Devil Forgemaster powers]]. When he went after Isaac, all he had was a short sword and Hector had to spend the majority of the game regaining his former skills. It should be noted that as one of Dracula's generals, Hector's powers were considered equal to that of ''Death''.
** TookALevelInBadass: And then he got his powers again.
* DarkIsNotEvil: After his HeelFaceTurn, Hector's dark powers were also used to combat Dracula's legions.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: How he eventually ended up in Dracula's employ.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: He was perfectly content to remain in the castle as it crumbled, but Julia managed to convince him to live... [[ShipTease with her]].]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: Dracula's callous nature towards humans appalled Hector. When he sent creatures to destroy Wallachia, this was the straw that broke the camel's back.
* DisposableWoman: Rosaly exists solely for this reason; at the end, he ends up with a woman who looks just like her...
* HellBentForLeather
* IcyBlueEyes
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Thanks to the marvels of the item-crafting system of ''[=CoD=]'', Hector's arsenal includes a frying pan, a nail bat, a gatling gun, a holy police baton, and [[ThePowerOfRock an electric guitar]].
** AnachronismStew: He predates a ''lot'' of the weapons in his arsenal.
* TheLostLenore: Rosaly
* MysticalWhiteHair: As a good guy... either that or platinum blond.
* {{Revenge}}: Hoo boy, Isaac! You really ''shouldn't'' have implicated Rosaly as [[BurnTheWitch a practitioner of witchcraft]]...
* SlouchOfVillainy: Hector gets to sit in more than 10 different types of chairs throught his adventure. Truly the pinnacle of this trope in the series.
** Does this number include the save points and teleporters?
* SpannerInTheWorks: Messes up the last part of Death's plan [[spoiler:by not succumbing to Dracula's curse]], but...
** UnwittingPawn: The plan still worked to an extent, thanks to him, though [[spoiler:Isaac is the ultimate Xanatowned party.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Recent info suggests that Rosaly's name should instead be spelled as Rosalee.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Before the story, probably.

!!Isaac

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-->"You will receive the most gruesome fate for the humiliation you brought upon me three years ago!..."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam O'Brien]]
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Moriya Endo

The other Forgemaster. Not particularly happy with Hector's betrayal of Dracula, blaming the man for the fact that Trevor was able to get to Dracula at all (he says this outright in the Tokyopop manga). He has a devious and original scheme with which to get back at Hector, but [[spoiler:[[HijackedByGanon in truth it's not even really his scheme at all]]... Dracula is not the nicest of employers]].

Tropes associated with Isaac:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Although their [[TheRival rivalry]] started out friendly, Isaac soon came to resent Hector for one-upping him in everything.
* AxCrazy
* BladeOnAStick: During his first boss battle, he wields the sinister halbeard called "Chauve Souris" (Bat), a large spear with bat wing-like blades. When you manage to forge it, it's actually stated in the description that this is Isaac's WeaponOfChoice.
* CombatStilettos: And he's a ''dude''.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: As a spear-wielder, Isaac has the same moveset as Hector. However, while Hector can unleash the finishing moves only after the required number of hits, Isaac can spam them randomly after only one attack. For example, he can use the Twister attack after one blow, while Hector normally needs at least 3 moves before using it, and so on.
* EvilCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}}: To Hector. [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Whereas Hector is masculine, Isaac is very effeminate]] and [[RedOniBlueOni less level-headed]]. Their sense of dress and appearances are also mirrored. In a sense, Isaac represents everything Hector isn't.
** This is also mirrored by their Innocent Devils: Abel is Silver colored, while The End summonable by Hector is golden instead.
* EvilLaugh[=/=]LaughingMad: During both his boss battles, usually when he uses a special attack.
* EvilRedhead
* FieryRedhead: He has red hair and is more impulsive.
* PeekABangs
* RivalTurnedEvil: Mostly out of spite and jealousy, but exacerbated by [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession Dracula's influence]].]]
* LaserBlade: Wields one in your second battle with him.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* UnwittingPawn
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], every time you fight him, he's stronger... But at the end you end up defeating him.

!!Julia Laforeze

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-->"Be vigilant Hector. I have an ill feeling. It bodes not well."

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/DorothyEliasFahn
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Tomoko Fujino

Isaac's younger sister, she's a witch who managed to escape the witch hunt and aids Hector in his quest by healing him, setting up shop, and managing his Innocent Devils. Although she tries to convince Hector to not slay her brother, she is prepared for the worst.

Tropes associated with Julia:
* HairDecorations
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Really sweet.
* HotWitch
* IdenticalStranger: She looks almost exactly like Rosaly, to the point that Hector mistakes her for a hallucination of his departed love. As ''[=CoD=]'' progresses, Hector manages to subvert a LovingAShadow relationship.
* PinkIsFeminine
* SecondLove[=/=]ReplacementLoveInterest: Although they are shown merely as good friends by the epilogue, it's implied that Julia will become this to Hector via a RelationshipUpgrade in the near future.

!!St. Germain
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Adam Clark
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Tetsuo Sakaguchi

A mysterious, eccentric man in a top hat who shows up as a neutral party. Nobody has a good concept of who or what he is, but he has some control over time. He at first seems to want to stop Hector from pursuing Isaac, but after a clash with Zead/[[spoiler:Death]], he changes his mind and leaves Hector to his own devices after dueling him in a rift where he can use some of his power. Fans suspect he may be in some sort of time watching organization with [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment Aeon]], if not the same person in a different form.

Tropes associated with St. Germain:
* [[BlondGuysAreEvil Blond guys are]] [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold not what we thought they were]]
* TheDandy
* DeathIsCheap: He rewinds time when he dies, reviving himself. He does this three times before the battle finishes.
* GreenThumb: His fast-forward technique makes thorny vines grow and try to entangle Hector.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He appears in TheStinger and mentions of the final battle in 1999 (which has yet to have a game made about it).
* NiceHat: A top hat, at that.
* NoFlowInCGI: It's an odd case, looking from the from and behind, it looks really well done long hair. But when he moves... It's basically [[SpecialEffectsFailure a yellow sheet]].
* SchizoTech: Uses a pistol in 15th-century Wallachia. Justified as he's a time traveler; he's outright shown pulling it out of a rift.
* SwordAndGun
* TimeMaster
* TimeStandsStill

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Adventure[=/=]Belmont's Revenge]]

!!Christopher Belmont

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A Belmont descendant that takes on Dracula when he revives... that's all his story is about in ''Adventure''. In ''Belmont's Revenge'', his story was fleshed out a bit with the birth of his son Soleiyu (properly Soleil), who was about to inherit the Vampire Killer until Dracula possessed him. Chris jumps back into action to save his son and succeeds. There is a remake of ''Adventure'', which seems to be rather different in content.

Tropes associated with Christopher:
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa: "Belmont's Revenge" took place 15 years after his first appearance and he was still capable of kicking ass to save his son. Also one of only 2 Belmonts to fight Dracula on more than one occasion.
** BarbarianLongHair: He even has long hair as an old man, now, that's badass.
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: "Battle of the Holy" has become strongly associated with Christopher.
* ForeHeadOfDoom: We can't deny it.
* PapaWolf: ''"I want my son back, [[PrecisionFStrike you son of a bitch.]]"''
* PunnyName: His son, Soleiyu. His name is a mistranslation of the French word ''soleil'', which means "sun". Sun = Son, which is what Soleiyu is in regards to Christopher.
* TheSouthpaw: He is the only left-handed Belmont to remain in canon. Richter is only a lefty when he's being messed with by Shaft and Drac. Trevor's ambidextrous, but that only half-way counts.
** In the Wiiware remake, he is now whipping with the same hand as everyone else.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Resurrection]]

!!Victor Belmont

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Although Victor was born in the 1800s, the PowersThatBe pulled him to the year 1666 to assist Sonia Belmont in destroying Dracula. When he was young, he decided that he wanted no part of the Belmont family's job as vampire hunters, and ran away from home. As he grew older, he took up gambling and also learned of the arts of warfare. One night in the 19th century, he got in a fight with another man when gambling. As Victor pulled out a knife, he was suddenly transported to the year 1666 by mysterious forces.

Victor was going to be one of the protagonists of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaResurrection'', along with Sonia Belmont, but the game was unfortunately canceled.

Tropes associated with Victor:
* BadassBeard
** BadassInANiceSuit: 19th century version.
** BadassUnintentional
* RefusalOfTheCall: Victor attempted to escape his destiny, but he couldn't hide from it forever.
* ScrewDestiny: He tried to, at least.
* SharpDressedMan
* [[ComicBookFantasyCasting Video Game Fantasy Casting]]: Particularly in the pre-release screenshots, he looks like TimCurry.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vampire Killer/Simon's Quest]]

!!Simon Belmont

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-->"On my honor as a Belmont, I will destroy you."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Andrew Kevadas (Captain N), Creator/KeithSilverStein (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HideoIshikawa (''VideoGame/DreamMixTVWorldFighters''), Creator/KenichiSuzumura (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

The very first Belmont in the series, and by far the most well-known and popular of them all. At first, Simon's purpose is simple: Fulfill his family's legacy by entering Dracula's castle and defeating him. He did so. But, Dracula, in his dying breath, gave him a curse that would slowly kill him. He didn't count on Simon's {{Badass}} qualities, though, so despite being cursed, Simon travels around Transylvania and collects Dracula's body parts so he can revive and destroy him, ending the curse.

He also gets to appear in ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain N|The Game Master}}'', [[YouDontLookLikeYou but he's a completely different character]]; a bumbling JerkWithAHeartOfGold instead of the straightforward hero he usually is in the games.

Tropes associated with Simon:
* {{Badass}}: His whole clan is a BadassFamily, but Simon takes the cake. Not only is he one of the few Belmonts to take on a Dracula that wasn't resurrected early and is thus at his peak, he's also one of only two to fight him a second time.
** The second time deserves special mention. Simon was still suffering from wounds he received the first time around, and only had '''days''' to live. His solution? Personally go out and deliberately revive Dracula. Just to kill him again. BAD. ASS.
** BadassNormal: Armed with naught but a magical whip and a few subweapons, he defeats Dracula twice, by himself. Let it be known: Simon Belmont doesn't need silly things like JumpPhysics, item crashes, massive inventories, or {{RPG Elements}} to kick your ass.
** BarbarianHero: His first official appearances had him look like this, although as time went on he changed a bit; oddly enough, Kojima's {{Bishonen}} design for him is also the one in which he looks the ''most'' barbaric; go figure that one.
** BarbarianLonghair: Since ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', Kojima's design is more famous.
* {{Bishonen}}: His Kojima design, probably to bring him in line with all the other Kojima-designed Belmonts. Though only from the neck up in Simon's case; below that, he's still built like a tank with ape arms that could rip the castle apart with his bare hands if he wanted to. It's an odd mixture.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Input [[KonamiCode The Konami Code]] when the Konami symbol shows]] as you boot up ''Harmony of Dissonance'', and you get to play as Simon in BossRush mode. ''8-bit'' Simon. And he can ''still'' whoop every monster the game chooses to throw at him.
** Not to mention his random cameos in other Konami games, his most recent having him take part in a track-and-field tourney along with other Konami personalities like Pentaro, [[{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]], and [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].
* FanNickname: His ''Judgment'' self is called "Simon [[Manga/DeathNote Yagami]]", thanks to his character design.
* HellbentForLeather: His BarbarianHero design has a lot of leather tassles.
* {{Leitmotif}}: SCIV gave us "Dance of the Holy Man/Theme of Simon Belmont" which has appeared many times since. Vampire Killer from the original ''Castlevania'' is sometimes used as this as well, when not the theme of the series in general.
* OrnamentalWeapon: His Kojima ''Chronicles'' design has a sword strapped to his hip, but he never uses it in place of the Vampire Killer.
* [[PrettyInMink BadassInMink]]: His BarbarianHero design comes with fur ruffles.
* RedheadedHero: His actual hair color changed quite a bit, but eventually he wound up a redhead for good.
* WolverinePublicity: Has appeared in more games than any other Belmont due to his status as being synonymous with the entire franchise.

!!Carmilla

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--> "But isn't this world hellish already? People are intrigued by darkness, and covet power and chaos."

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KarenStrassman (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/SayakaOhara (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

A devoted servant and worshipper of the Dark Lord, she has been actively involved in his resurrection on several occasions.

In ''Circle of the Moon'', she acts as the main antagonist. Carmilla manages to revive Dracula, but not to full power, so she planned to sacrifice the vampire hunter Morris Baldwin during a lunar eclipse of the full moon. She also enthralls Hugh Baldwin to her will to help prevent Nathan Graves' interference. While ultimately defeated, Carmilla still manages to complete the ritual to restore her master.

Tropes associated with Carmilla:
* FullFrontalAssault: Her [[OneWingedAngel true form usually]] is that of a [[BarbieDollAnatomy naked]] woman riding ontop of a [[DemBones giant skull]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Her over-sexualized persona in ''Judgment''.
* HairColors: Usually some [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair bluish]] [[HairColorDissonance shade]], but ''[=CotM=]'' had her as a brunette.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: She believes that darkness is the true nature of humans, and hopes that Dracula will bring it out. Unlike Dracula, she shows no enmity towards mankind.
* IconicItem: Her mask, which first served as her appearance in ''Simon's Quest'', has made frequent reappearances. It hangs on the wall during her ''Rondo of Blood'' battle, and she uses a mask-adorned iron maiden as her hyper move in ''Judgment''. It also shows up in the Cave of Skeletons in ''Harmony of Dissonance'' alongside many other {{Shout Out}}s.
* LesbianVampire[=/=]DepravedBisexual: Laura, the CatGirl seen in ''Rondo'' and ''[=PoR=]'', is her servant and apparently her lover. Now factor this into her [[TheVamp vampish]] nature towards pretty much anyone else, and...
* PimpedOutDress: In ''Circle of the Moon'', in a stark contrast to [[{{Stripperiffic}} every]] [[FullFrontalAssault other]] [[BarbieDollAnatomy appearance]].
* PsychoSupporter[=/=]UndyingLoyalty: To Dracula, with heavy implications of MadLove.
* MsFanservice: Especially in ''Judgment''.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Her namesake is... [[Literature/{{Carmilla}} well]]...
* TheVamp

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harmony of Dissonance]]

!!Juste Belmont

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-->"Do not underestimate the power of Belmont..."

!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Tadasuke Oomizu

Simon's grandson, a prodigious warrior who inherits the Vampire Killer in his mere teens. Juste is unique in that he has a LOT of the Belnades blood in him, making him a MagicKnight. For some reason, he likes [[RealMenWearPink decorating rooms]]. He is [[HeterosexualLifePartners best buds]] with swordsman Maxim Kischine and is the [[OfficialCouple lover]] of Lydie Erlanger. At one point, Lydie vanishes, Dracula's castle rises, and Maxim leads him there (acting a bit strange in the meantime). Juste investigates the castle, finding out that Maxim is being possessed, and ends up repeating Simon's feat of gathering Dracula's parts and reviving him only to destroy him again. Juste saves Lydie and Maxim, and it's all good.

Tropes associated with Juste:
* BadAss: Even his BadassFamily considers him such.
** BadassLongcoat: A ''[[BringMyRedJacket red]]'' longcoat.
*** Which brings an interesting parallel to certain [[DevilMayCry Demon Hunter]]
** BarbarianLongHair: [[InTheBlood it runs in the family]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Successor of Fate"
* MagicKnight: Has the most spells amongst the Belmonts, and still whips as hard as he can cast.
* MementoMacGuffin: His Bracelet.
* MysticalWhiteHair
* PeekABangs: Same motif as Walter.
* PowerGlows: Juste's magical talent may account for the colored after-images he makes when he dashes, and he is always outlined in a glowing blue aura.
* RedIsHeroic
* RealMenWearPink: His decorating taste.
** CampStraight

!!Maxim Kischine

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-->"Tha-that bracelet... so you wore it after all..."
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Takuo Kawamura

Juste's best friend since childhood. The two share a FriendlyRivalry, with Maxim occasionally trying to prove that he is more talented than Juste. Maxim specializes in fighting with martial arts and bladed weapons. In 1748, Maxim was possessed by the dark power of Dracula's remains and kidnapped Lydie Erlanger, his friend and Juste's lover, and brought her to Castlevania. With help from Juste, Maxim was able to keep it from completely overcoming him, until it left his body. After Juste destroyed the dark entity, he, Maxim, and Lydie escaped the castle.

Tropes associated with Maxim:
* CoolSword: His trademark weapon, the Stellar Sword.
* DemonicPossession
* EnemyWithin
* FragileSpeedster: Moves even faster than Juste, but while he can heal, it takes a lot of hearts, and he noticeably takes a lot more of a beating. It's just notable as Maxim is so ''fast''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Theme of Maxim Kischine"]].
* MementoMacGuffin: His Bracelet.
* {{Ninja}}: He uses a large shuriken in battle, delivers quick kicks, somersaults through the air, and can even [[DoppelgangerSpin create duplicates of himself]].
* TheRival
** RivalTurnedEvil
* WalkingShirtlessScene
** TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Lydie Erlanger

!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): SanaeKobayashi

A childhood friend of Juste and Maxim. She is kidnapped and taken to Dracula's Castle, which leads Juste and Maxim to going there in the first place.

Tropes associated with Lydie:
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: In the best ending, this is hinted at with Juste.
* DistressedDamsel
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Theme of Lydie Erlanger"]].
* PimpedOutDress

!!The Merchant

A mysterious merchant that got lost within Dracula's Castle, so set up a shop there.

Tropes associated with the Merchant:
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the ending, after Dracula's Castle is destroyed, he isn't seen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rondo of Blood[=/=]Dracula X]]

!!Richter Belmont

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-->"Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Scott [=McColloch=] (Symphony of the Night), Creator/DavidVincent (Portrait of Ruin, ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]], Harmony of Despair'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Jin Horikawa (Rondo of Blood), Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (''Symphony of the Night, [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]], Harmony of Despair''), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (''Nocturne of Recollection'')

One of the more infamous Belmonts (thanks to ''Symphony of the Night'') and probably Juste's son or at least his grandson. Richter has a girlfriend named Annette, until Dracula suddenly takes an active stance and assaults his home, kidnapping Annette, her sister Maria, and several other women. Richter heads to the castle, saves the maidens, confronts Dracula, and kicks his ass.

Four years later, due to a plan by the dark priest Shaft, Richter gets possessed and raises Dracula's castle, acting as its master. He's freed by Alucard, and leaves the rest to him. Since the release of ''Portrait of Ruin'', he is canonically the last Belmont to wield the Vampire Killer until Julius Belmont in 1999.

Tropes associated with Richter:
* ASinisterClue: How do we know that Richter is NotHimself in ''[=SotN=]''? When Shaft's possessing him, he uses his left hand to whip.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCreed: In ''Dracula X Chronicles'', the remake of ''Rondo of Blood'':
--> "I'm a Belmont. That's my job."
** BadassInDistress: He was {{Badass}} in his debut, then he got caught and below in ''Symphony of the Night''. Then, he retains much of the badassery off-screen, but [[spoiler:Jonathan Morris can feel it when he fought the Whip Memory in his form]].
** BadassLongcoat: Dons one after the TimeSkip in ''[=SotN=]''.
** Also sports one in ''The Dracula X Chronicles''.
** BarbarianLongHair. He let's it grow.
* BigBrotherMentor: To sister-in-law Maria.
** ShipperOnDeck: Noticing that Maria had developed a romantic attraction to Alucard, he assures Maria that she should go after Alucard and try to soothe his tormented soul.
* {{Bishonen}}: By this point, you should be able to notice that the Belmont family has really, ''really'' good genetics.
* BonusBoss: In ''Portrait of Ruin''. [[spoiler:Or rather, the Vampire Killer's memory of him.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In his tenure of distress.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He's the last boss of ''Symphony of the Night''... unless you get a particular item, then defeat him in an alternate manner, in which case defeating him grants access to the second half of the game, the Inverted Castle.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Sports a brown [[FingerlessGloves fingerless glove]] on his right hand in ''Rondo'', so he can hold his whip carefully.
* KnightInShiningArmor: For a total of four girls!
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Bloodlines/Divine Bloodlines"
** DarkReprise: "Strange Bloodlines/Blood Relations", his battle theme in ''Symphony''.
* MartialArtsHeadband: In ''Rondo''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he realizes he's helped to revive Dracula.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Rondo''.
* WolverinePublicity: Appears in several other games thanks to his popularity in ''Symphony''. Only second to Simon in this regard.

!!Maria Renard

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-->"So you do know how to be a gentleman."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Kimberly Forsythe (Symphony of the Night), Creator/MichelleRuff (Dracula X Chronicles), Creator/PhileceSampler (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Harmony of Despair'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Yoko Teppotsuka (Rondo of Blood), Creator/ChisaYokoyama (Symphony of the Night), Sawa Ishige (Dracula X Chronicles), Miyu Matsuki (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Nocturne of Recollection''), Creator/ChiwaSaito (''Harmony of Despair'')

A distant relative of the Belmont clan, she was captured by Shaft due to her magical powers, but was saved by Richter. She assists him in battle and lives to see Dracula beaten. In the SNES version, she and Annette (Richter's fiancee) were made sisters, a relationship that did not exist in the PC Engine original (although it was mentioned again in the manual of ''Symphony of the Night'', but this was because the translator was more familiar with the SNES version than the PC Engine original, which was a Japan-only release at the time).

Four years later, when Richter vanishes, a [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown up]] (and really hot) Maria tries to investigate the castle herself, but she ends up meeting Alucard and works together with him. She saves Richter, and develops feelings for Alucard but is unable to convince him to remain awake. (However, if you get the Best Ending, Maria runs after Alucard, leaving Richter on the cliff. In the [[AudioAdaptation audio drama]] ''Nocturne of Recollection'', Maria and Alucard are living together.)

Tropes associated with Maria:
* ACupAngst: Only in ''Judgment''; she's obsessed about her chest size and admires the other females' assets.
* BadassAdorable
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Particularly in ''Judgment'', she's a lot lighter in tone than you'd expect of a Castlevania protagonist -- she's practically a MagicalGirl. Despite this, she's capable of going toe to toe with Dracula and every monster at his command. In ''Judgment'', Eric proclaims that her power is legendary, said to be even greater than that of the Belmonts.
* CuteWitch [[TimeSkip -->]] HotWitch
* {{Dojikko}}: In ''Judgment'', she has a cutesy tendency to trip; her Hyper attack involves her tripping at the last moment, allowing an empowered Osca to beat up the enemy for her, while two of her special attacks can randomly fail due to this. This aspect is considered a ScrappyMechanic, because it weakens her attack and gives opponents an advantage to press.
* TheFourGods: Four of her animals are cuter versions of them.
* FullContactMagic: In ''Nocturne in the Moonlight'' (see "WhatCouldHaveBeen"), Maria mainly uses [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches and kicks]] to fight, but also fires energy blasts from her fingertips to strike long-distance enemies. She ''can'' cast spells normally though.
* GratuitousJapanese: The names of her attacks. We know that the Castlevania games are made in Japan, but the only game that has ''anything'' to do with Japan is ''Aria of Sorrow'' (and ''Dawn of Sorrow'', by extension, though in even lesser aspects).
* HairDecorations
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Animals, including owls, doves, dragons, cats...
* KidHero: In ''Rondo''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Slash"
* LethalJokeCharacter: She's a very silly-themed character, even making [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood her first game]] LighterAndSofter by choosing her and she regenerates health by eating cakes, but she has a very small hit box, a DoubleJump (one of the first, if not the first, Castlevania characters with this), can abuse her slides and rolling, has different subweapons than Richter, AND has an insanely high-damage InvulnerableAttack Spell.
** In ''Judgment'', though, many consider her more of a JokeCharacter, due to her slow attacks, reliance on range, and built-in ScrappyMechanic.
* ShesGotLegs: And Grade C ZettaiRyouiki to help flaunt 'em.
* SweetTooth: Richter's health powerups are meat. Maria's are sweet cakes, candies, and ice cream.
* TokenMiniMoe
** LittleMissBadass: Her [[LethalJokeCharacter abili]][[MagikarpPower ties]] put ''Richter'' to shame. In ''Judgment'', she's the final boss for Eric in Story Mode, and he comments in awe that her abilities are said to be greater than those of the Belmonts.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Older Maria was meant to be playable in ''[=SotN=]'', but was scrapped due to time constraints (voice files can still be found on the disk). ''Nocturne in the Moonlight'', the UpdatedRerelease for the Sega Saturn, among other things, made Maria playable.
** TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some were not pleased that the Maria in the PSP release of ''Symphony of the Night'' was not like the Saturn version of her in combat.

!!Annette
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Sally Cahill (Dracula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Atsuko Honda (Rondo of Blood), Creator/SayakaOhara (Dracula X Chronicles)

Richter Belmont's girlfriend. She gets kidnapped in Rondo of Blood.

Tropes associated with Annette:
* DistressedDamsel

!!Tera and Iris
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KarenStrassman (Dracula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Tera Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromi Murata (Rondo of Blood), Creator/EriSendai (Dracula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Iris Voiced by (Japanese): Akie Yasuda (Rondo of Blood), Mizuhara (Dracula X Chronicles)

Tera is a nun and Iris is the daughter of a doctor. Both were kidnapped along with Maria and Annette.

Tropes associated with Tera and Iris:
* DistressedDamsel
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking to Herself]]: Although only in the English dub.

!!Shaft

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!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Jeff Manning (''Symphony of the Night''), Creator/DaveWittenberg (''Dracula X Chronicles'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (''Symphony of the Night'') and Dai Matsumoto (''Dracula X Chronicles'')

->Who is the evil priest who is TheDragon to the [[BigBad lord of beasts]]?\\
SHAFT!\\
Ya damn right.\\
Who is the man that brings darkness to his brother man?\\
SHAFT!\\
Right on!\\

Now that that [[ObligatoryJoke little obligation]] is [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat out of the way]], Shaft was an evil priest who was helping Dracula kidnap little girls. Later, he was instrumental in keeping Richter BrainwashedAndCrazy during ''Symphony of the Night''.

Tropes associated with Shaft:
* BaldOfEvil
* DiabolusExMachina: Richter kills him ''twice'' -- as both a human ''and'' a ghost -- in ''Rondo''. He should have been DeaderThanDead, yet even ''this'' doesn't stick, as Shaft goes on to [[DemonicPossession enslave Richter]] so that Alucard can take the spotlight in ''[=SotN=]''.
* TheDragon: To Dracula, and played this role to a brainwashed Richter.
* EvilSorcerer: His narrative role.
* LightIsNotGood: He ''is'' technically a priest.
* ScaryBlackMan: Some of his sprites make him look like this.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: One major clue to [[spoiler:the fact that he is possessing Richter]] in ''Symphony of the Night'' is the incantation that [[spoiler:Richter]] uses to summon monsters to attack Alucard: it's the exact same thing Shaft says when summoning monsters to fight Richter in Rondo of Blood.

-> They say that cat Shaft is one Eeeevil mother...\\
Shut yo' mouth!\\
I'm talkin' bout Shaft!\\
We can dig it!\\

!!Galamoth

An extremely large demonic-looking being who resembles a dinosaur. Though originally introduced as the BigBad in the ''VideoGame/KidDracula'' games, he made his first proper appearance in the ''Castlevania'' series in ''Symphony of the Night'', followed by a cameo in ''Aria of Sorrow'' and a significant yet unseen villainous role in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''. Not much has been confirmed about him, but from what has been clearly established, he directly opposes Dracula and seeks to replace him as the lord of darkness. For some reason, he has spent far more time fighting Dracula's offspring.

Tropes associated with Galamoth:
* BonusBoss: In ''Symphony'' and ''Encore''.
* BreathWeapon: He breathes fire in ''Kid Dracula''. Given his appearance, this may also qualify as DinosaursAreDragons.
* BusCrash: Implied. Is a background villain that wants to oppose Dracula. According to CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrrow, one of Dracula's abilities, and possibly his most powerful, is the power of Dominance, which lets him take the souls of defeated enemies. What do you find hidden in a lantern, which according to WordOfGod contains the souls Dracula has stolen? That's right, Galamoth's soul, suggesting that some time before Dracula's FinalDeath, he finally settled things with Galamoth and won.
* CoolSword: Wields a standard sword in ''Boku Dracula-Kun'' and a LaserBlade in ''Kid Dracula''. He also holds a circular blade in his off hand in ''Symphony'', but never actually uses it.
* EvilVersusEvil: Each time, the forces of good favor Dracula as the dark lord.
* TheGhost: Despite his involvement in ''Judgment'''s plot, he never appears in the game, save for a SayMyName from the Time Reaper.
* ImmuneToFate: Given that he's the only villain to date to attempt to change history in his favor, and his soul's purpose in ''Aria'' is to prevent a TimeMaster enemy from turning back time, he likely possesses this ability in some form.
* MagicKnight: Wields both magic and swords.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: His attempt to remove Dracula from power by changing history in ''Judgment''.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: He has so much HP that his bestiary entry ''doesn't display it.''
* RentAZilla: Though several other bosses in the series outsize him.
* ShockAndAwe: In all of his appearances, right down to his special ability in ''Encore of the Night''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He was known as [[JapaneseRanguage Garamoth]] in ''Kid Dracula''.
* TheStarscream: Depending on his true role in relation to Dracula.
* {{Transsexual}}: His servant Frozen Half.
* WalkLikeAnEgyptian: In addition to his ''Symphony'' outfit's influences, he is animated in a manner that keeps him in constant profile.

!! Lisa
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Alison Lester (Symphony of the Night), Creator/WendeeLee (Dracula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Rica Fukami

Dracula's second wife and the mother of Alucard. Introduced in ''Symphony of the Night'', where it was revealed that her death provoked Dracula into a war with humanity.

Tropes associated with Lisa.

* BurnTheWitch: Accused of witchcraft due to being, apparently, a [[BadassBookworm very good doctor]].
* DumbBlonde: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. She was a genius.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Burned at the stake for practicing medicine. Deconstructed due to [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery Dracula's reaction]].
* TruthInTelevision: Believe it or not, women who practiced medicine were a common target of witch burnings by the church at the time for several reasons: the church required a license to practice medicine and women were barred from going to the proper schools, and medicine women often eased the pain of childbirth and helped women avoid dying while giving birth. This went against the Catholic Church's teachings that giving birth was part of every woman's punishment for Eve's sin.

!!Master Librarian
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Dennis Falt (Symphony of the Night), Creator/KyleHebert (Dracaula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Masaru Sato

The keeper of Dracula's Castle's library. He helps Alucard in his quest to find out why the Castle has reappeared by selling him items and equipment.

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just like with the Merchant in Harmony of Dissonance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Circle of the Moon]]

!!Nathan Graves

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Another non-Belmont, he is trained alongside [[HoYay Hugh Baldwin]] by [[OldMaster Morris]] [[BadassGrandpa Baldwin]], a member of a group of vampire hunters who defeated Dracula. He is chosen over Hugh to inherit the Hunter's Whip (not the Vampire Killer), which leads to [[FoeYay resentment]] on Hugh's part. When Dracula is revived by Carmilla, Nathan and co. go to the castle to put him down. Dracula separates Hugh and Nathan from Morris, whom he [[JamesBondage kidnaps]] in order to use in a ritual to release his true power. Nathan and Hugh split up, and eventually come to blows when Hugh is put under MoreThanMindControl by Dracula. Nathan beats him, frees Morris after a fight with Dracula, and everybody escapes the castle.

''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon CotM]]'' was also retconned by Igarashi, but this didn't stop him from borrowing the card system and adapting it into ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance HoD]]'''s spellbook system. Igarashi un-retconned ''Circle of the Moon'' a few years later, but called this an AlternateContinuity.

Tropes associated with Nathan:
* AwesomeMcCoolName
* {{Badass}} No Belmont? Pff, here, let Nathan take care of it.
* MagicKnight: He has plenty of card-based magic skills to augment his whipping.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both his parents died in the sealing of Dracula ten years prior.
* ShowGirlSkirt: which gives the impression of a faux BadassLongCoat

!!Morris Baldwin

A vampire hunter who sealed Dracula away along with Nathan's parents 10 years before ''Circle of the Moon''. He chose Nathan as his successor, rather than his son, Hugh.

Tropes associated with Morris:
* DistressedDude

!!Hugh Baldwin

Morris' son and Nathan's rival. He is jealous of Nathan because Nathan was chosen as the successor to Morris. He also believes than Nathan is too weak to fight alongside him.

Tropes associated with Hugh:
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* JerkAss
* MoreThanMindControl
* TheRival
* RivalTurnedEvil
* WellDoneSonGuy: Hugh's father chose Nathan to be his successor instead of him. [[spoiler:His [[TheResenter jealousy]] over this is what allowed Dracula to corrupt him]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Order of Ecclesia]]

!!Shanoa

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-->"I am the blade to banish all evil, and I've come to see you annihilated."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/MichelleRuff
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HoukoKuwashima

A [[AloofDarkHairedGirl tall, dark, and beautiful]] member of the Order of Ecclesia, an organization trying to find a way to defeat Dracula without using the Belmonts (or so she thought), and she has to contain the Glyph which contains her magical power. Shanoa was chosen to host Dominus, a glyph containing a portion of Dracula's power, to kill him, but the Glyph was stolen by her brother figure Albus, and in the process she loses her memories and emotions. She is told to hunt down Albus, but eventually smells a rat in her organization after Albus tells her the truth regarding Dominus. Albus was trying to protect Shanoa from Dominus, since anybody who uses its full power will have their soul consumed. [[spoiler:It turns out that Barlowe, Ecclesia's leader and Shanoa's adoptive father, has been corrupted by Dominus and is trying to revive Dracula. Shanoa defeats him, but Barlowe manages to revive Dracula anyway.]] After Dracula is revived and his castle emerges, Shanoa goes to the castle and defeats Dracula with Dominus, but is spared death thanks to Albus, who uses his soul to save her. Shanoa vanishes after Dracula's defeat, and Ecclesia's achievements are lost to history.

Tropes associated with Shanoa:
* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Tall, dark, and beautiful as mentioned above, and while we don't know much about what she was like pre-Dominus, she fits the personality portion during the game.
* {{Badass}}
* CatGirl: Shanoa can transform into one with the right glyph. Aside from granting her different attacks, it also enables her to talk to the [[CuteKitten cats]] in Wygol Village, and enemy catwomen will become friendly and even aid her in battle.
* DetachedSleeves: Her shoulders also stores some of her glyphs.
* EmotionlessGirl: After the first botched attempt to use Dominus.
* {{Expy}}: Likely of [[Anime/{{Noir}} Yuumura Kirika]]; she's an amnesiac, emotionless young woman fighting on behalf of a mysterious church-based organization whose leader has a sinister ulterior motive... and she's even voiced by HoukoKuwashima.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Female [=NPCs=] and enemies flirt with her.
* LadyOfWar
* {{Leitmotif}}: "An Empty Tome"
* MagicKnight: Thanks to the glyphs, she can wield any weapon you can think of.
* MegaManning: Some glyph attacks copy other enemies' attacks.
* MsFanservice
* RapunzelHair: See her image above. She lifts it up quite easily, though, to show off her...
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her dress ''and'' her armour. Justified because she needs to expose the Glyph tattoo on her back to absorb Glyphs.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Just read her whole story.
** Made worse by the ending, which makes her story more of a GaidenGame than those designated as CanonDiscontinuity[=/=]AlternateContinuity.
* SwissArmyHero: Shanoa can obtain glyphs that change her form into a CatGirl, a bat-woman, and an automaton (a [[StoneWall slow but sturdy]] little robot). The enemy bat-women keep attacking her, but enemy Automatons will promptly fall in love with Automaton!Shanoa when they spot her.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Most of the biography text regarding her pretty much states this, though she's more of an example used for good (at least intentionally).
* VindicatedByHistory: In-universe example. While the ending states the story was long forgotten, her appearance in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'' indicates she may eventually have received some recognition as one who fought Dracula, as the game takes place in a tome that contains records of all the battles against Dracula.
* WhenSheSmiles: [[spoiler:Per Albus' LastRequest, she smiles for him [[TearfulSmile while tears trickle down her face]].]]

!!Albus

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-->"What... kind of brother would I be... if I didn't protect you...? That's... my role."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KeithSilverstein
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/ToshihikoSeki

A childhood friend of Shanoa's, whom he views as a younger sister.

Tropes associated with Albus:
* BadassBookworm: He ''is'' a researcher after all.
* BigBrotherInstinct[=/=]KnightTemplarBigBrother: Makes him more of an {{Antivillain}}.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:When he tries absorbing the third piece of [[MacGuffin Dominus]], it doesn't end well.]]
** DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:By Dracula. Albus [[FightingFromTheInside tries his damnedest to wrest back control of his body]], [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption but]]...]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:He's the last boss of the game if you don't rescue all of the villagers first.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[WordOfGod Iga]] says Albus [[AuthorAvatar was based around himself]], but he resembles Balthier from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' so much more.
* FakeDefector: He was [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong, but his ploy to spare Shanoa [[WellIntentionedExtremist did veer a bit off of the deep end]].]]
* TheGunslinger
** [[CoolGuns Cool Gun]]: His [[NamedWeapons Agartha]].
** MagicBullets
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Takes Shanoa's place for it.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: "Let's just say I knew what mattered to me, and what had to be done."
* LastRequest: Asks Shanoa to [[spoiler:smile for him before he makes his HeroicSacrifice. She does.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Cantus Motetten".
* LikeBrotherAndSister: To Shanoa.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:His name is Latin for "white" or "bright", hinting at his true, heroic nature.]]
* PlayingWithFire: His Quad Ignis kick.
* TeleportSpam: [[spoiler:Only when playable, though.]]
-->You can't hit me.

!!Barlowe

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Michael McConnohie
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Kōji Ishii

The leader of Ecclesia. [[spoiler:Also a worshipper of Dracula.]]

Tropes associated with Barlowe:
* AxCrazy
* BigGood: [[spoiler:[[MoleInCharge Or not]].]]
* [[spoiler:ClimaxBoss: He's basically the final boss of the first act, after you find out Albus' real motives and what the Dominus ritual ''really'' does.]]
* GratuitousIambicPentameter
* LargeHam: [[spoiler:During the fight with him.]]
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:During the fight with him, he does this during one of his attacks.]]
* MoleInCharge
* PunctuatedPounding: [[spoiler:Combines this with TeleportSpam.]]
-->[[spoiler:Die, Shanoa! *warp punch* How dare you- *warp punch* Even forgetting- *warp punch* Who raised you- *warp punch* You... *warp punch* '''stupid disciple!''']]
* TreacherousAdvisor
* WalkingSpoiler: And for very, very good reason.
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Completely loses it when he realizes that all chances of Shanoa performing the ritual are out of the window.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Legacy of Darkness[=/=]64]]

The N64 Castlevanias are largely panned but have a dedicated cult following.

!!Cornell

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-->"No one will listen to reason from the mouth of a beast."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): John Nuzzo (Legacy of Darkness), Creator/PaulStPeter (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

A [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent man-beast]] from a clan of similar individuals who sealed away their transformation ability in order to live alongside humans. Through rigorous training, he managed to regain such abilities. He heads to Dracula's castle to find the ones responsible for kidnapping his "sister" Ada, a survivor from a previous man-beast attack. After a confrontation with his jealous [[TheRival rival]], Ortega, he destroys Dracula and saves Ada, but at the cost of his alternate form. [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning A form that is used to revive Dracula again, stronger than ever...]]

Tropes associated with Cornell:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Ortega.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ada, [[NotBloodSiblings his adoptive sister]].
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome
* [[SwordBeam Claw Beam]]
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DefectorFromDecadence: Seeing his clan wipe out an entire village and leave Ada as the only survivor made Cornell [[TrainingFromHell work vigorously to control his beast form]] [[MoralityPet for Ada's sake]].
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: [[TrainingFromHell He gets over it]]... and eventually loses the ability altogether.
* NobleWolf: His intensive training to control his wolf form has two reasons; disgust with his clan's [[SavageWolves savagery]] and a desire to protect his sister.
* RedBaron: The "Blue Crescent Moon".
* WolfMan: His ''Judgment'' design kicks this up a notch by making Cornell a ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot wolf knight]]''.
* WolverineClaws: Comes with the territory of being a man-beast.

!!Reinhardt Schneider

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-->"The destiny of my blood means I must destroy Dracula."
!!!!!!Voiced by: Andrew Hanikson

A distant relation to the Belmont clan, though not distant enough to free him from his duty of destroying Dracula whenever he arises. He was raised in the ways of the church and abhors attacking women and children, a trait that comes into question when he comes across a female vampire named Rosa in the abbey grounds. Even after her demise at the hands of [[TheGrimReaper Death]], he remains resolute, successfully destroying Dracula's new incarnation and proving that even the damned are worthy of forgiveness. Unfortunately, he's very difficult to play as, and thus only those with the maddest of superskills (and stubbornness aplenty) reach the end of his story. And if you think he's got a silly name, well -- [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he was almost Schneider Belmont]].

Tropes associated with Reinhardt:
* GodIsGood: Believes God forgives all.
* HeroesPreferSwords: For close-range foes, anyway.
* KnightInShiningArmor: His default costume in ''Legacy of Darkness''.
* PrettyInMink
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* WouldntHitAGirl: Initially, but then he's forced to fight Rosa, making him drop this.

!!Carrie Fernandez

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-->"While Dracula exists, children live in terror. I cannot desert them!"
!!!!!!Voiced by: Bianca Allen

A [[TokenMiniMoe young]] descendant of the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Belnades]] clan of witches, she lost her family when she was a child. Hearing of Dracula's return, she sets out to put an end to his evil. It is through these events that she rediscovers the importance of family, most directly through her confrontations with the WickedWitch Actrise. (And that Actrise really ''was'' quite a piece of work...)

Tropes associated with Carrie:
* CuteWitch
* EnergyBall: Her weapon of choice.
* HomingProjectile
* KidHero
* LittleMissBadass
* PuppyLove: In-universe. In one of the endings, Malus makes Carrie promise to marry him when they're older. But remember, everyone, [[spoiler:Malus is ''Dracula''...]]
* RingsOfDeath: Her secondary attack; if you charge up a fireball beforehand, the rings hit with the ball's strength.
* SquishyWizard: Though aside from her homing fireballs, [[FridgeLogic she doesn't use any magic spells.]] Her subweapons are the same as Reinhardt's.
* TokenMiniMoe: [[SarcasmMode Surprise surprise.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, depending on the costume.

!!Henry Oldrey

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!!!!!!Voiced by: Takashi Bratcher (Legacy of Darkness (child))

A young boy who was caught in the middle of Dracula's latest attack when his wealthy family's manor was occupied by vampires. With the blessing of his not-yet-vampirized mother and Cornell's assistance, he managed to escape with his life.

Years later, the forces of evil emerged yet again, abducting children to achieve their unholy goal. Henry decided that he would save the kids in the same way that he himself had been saved. Problem is, he's not a vampire hunter of any particular lineage. Solution? [[BoringButPractical Wear a lot of armor and carry a gun.]]

Tropes associated with Henry:
* BadassNormal
* {{Expy}} Of [[{{Berserk}} Judeau]]
* TheGunslinger
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeroesPreferSwords: Like Reinhardt, for close-range foes.
* KnightInShiningArmor
* ShipTease: With Ada.

!!Actrise

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A witch who valued her beauty more than anything else in the world. She entered Dracula's service by sacrificing 100 children, including her own daughter. Is defeated by Carrie Fernandez.

Tropes associated with Actrise:
* AffablyEvil
* DarkChick
* EvilAlbino
* HotWitch
* MadScientist
* NiceHat
* VainSorceress
* WickedWitch
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bloodlines]]

!!John Morris

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The son of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Quincy]] Morris from Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' novel. He witnessed his father's defeat of Dracula and swore to live up to his name. When Elizabeth Bathory tries to revive Dracula, he sets out with his buddy Eric Lecarde, wielding the Vampire Killer, and successfully defeats both of them.

Unfortunately, since the Morrises are only distant relatives to the Belmont clan, the Vampire Killer drained his life away, and he was never able to fully heal the wounds that he received from Dracula. He trained his son Jonathan as best he could and gave him the whip, dying before he could explain the whip's true nature. Well, at least if you trust what ''Portrait of Ruin'' has to say about the matter.

Tropes associated with John:
* {{Badass}}
* BlessedWithSuck: He's blessed with the power to kill Dracula by wielding the Vampire Killer, but that [[RetCon cursed him with the inability to heal his wounds]].
* DubNameChange: Originally named Johnny Morris in the Japanese version, which is not much of a difference ("Johnny" is technically a common nickname for "John").
* FanNickname: "Whip Guy".
* MightyGlacier: He's a bit less nimble than Eric, but he hits a ''lot'' harder.
* PlotHole: Quincy Morris is the only hero in ''Dracula'' that ''didn't'' survive the book. How did he have a son?
* WoundThatWillNotHeal

!!Eric Lecarde

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-->"Witness the might of the Alucard Spear!"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/DavidVincent (Portrait of Ruin), Creator/StephanieSheh (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Kohei Fukuhara (Portrait of Ruin), Yuko Sanpei (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

Eric is a nobleman whose [[DisposableWoman girlfriend]] was vampirized by Elizabeth Bartley (Erzsebet Bathory, really). He goes along with John to defeat Dracula, using the Alcarde/Alucard Spear.

After learning that John became cursed, Eric opted to have his family become the guardians of the Vampire Killer, so the power and curse do not get misused. Unfortunately, when Eric investigates a recently raised castle before ''Portrait of Ruin'', he gets ambushed by the vampire Brauner and is killed, and watches his daughters Stella and Loretta vampirized by Brauner. His spirit resides in the castle, and he helps out Jonathan and Charlotte in their quest.

His appearance is different in each game for some reason: in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' he's a {{Bishonen}}, in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' he's a CoolOldGuy, and in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' he's a WiseBeyondTheirYears child.

Tropes associated with Eric:
* AlwaysSecondBest: Even though he is smarter than John, he'll always be second best because he uses the Alucard Spear, which in itself was made to do nothing ''but charge the Vampire Killer'', something which frustrates him to no end. Actually, it's amazing he was never a RivalTurnedEvil because of this.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The US version of ''Bloodlines'' has his portrait [[RatedMForManly look like]] [[http://www.castlevaniadungeon.net/Games/cvbforeign.html a man.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: In his debut.
** BadassLongcoat: ''[=PoR=]'' self.
** BarbarianLongHair: moreso in [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore America]]
* {{Bishonen}}: ''Bloodlines'' and ''Judgment'' self.
* BladeOnAStick: The Alucard Spear, which he's determined to prove the worth of in ''Judgment''.
* FragileSpeedster: Granted, he's not weak by any means, but he doesn't take or dish out hits as well as John.
* DashingHispanic
* MagicSkirt: ''Bloodlines'' self.
* NiceHat: ''[=PoR=]'' self.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: His hair turned purple as he got older rather than gray.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Portrait of Ruin]]

!!Jonathan Morris

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-->"We can take on anyone. No problem!"

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/LiamOBrien
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/TakahiroSakurai

Hotheaded son of John Morris and childhood friend of Charlotte Aulin. Jonathan dislikes his father for just teaching him the basic of combat, then leaving him to investigate Dracula's castle. However, he meets the ghost of his father's friend Eric and learns the truth behind his father's death and comes to respect him. He and Charlotte saved Eric's daughters from vampirization, and fought the memory of Vampire Killer (in the form of Richter Belmont), earning him the right to wield the Vampire Killer. Eventually, he confronts Brauner as well as Dracula (and Death at the same time!) and beats all three of them, with assistance from Charlotte.

Tropes associated with Jonathan:
* AmericaWinsTheWar: How odd that the two games where the main hero is American occur during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII...
* {{Badass}}
** BadassFamily: He has to take care of the Belmont legacy.
** TookALevelInBadass: When he fully mastered the Vampire Killer.
* BerserkButton: Mentioning how his dad could use the whip and not him will get a reaction out of him. Once he learns the truth behind the whip, however, he gets over it.
* CatchPhrase: "No problem!"
* HotBlooded: SHOWTIME!
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Some of his sub-weapons qualify for this: namely the paper airplanes, cream pies, and darts.
* InformedAbility: The manual says he has a sense of humor, but we don't really get to see it. It also says he's BrilliantButLazy, but we don't get to see that either.
** He does show a cool calm confidence, however, which may imply he's not taking it fully seriously. Additionally, there's a quote at the very end which is telling Charlotte to just relax or something. It's close, but not fully defined.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: "[Charlotte]'s like my kid sister!"
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: In regards to the whip.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Around Charlotte.
* ShutUpHannibal: Gives one to Brauner.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Hates his dad at first, but in the end, he's something like this.

!!Charlotte Aulin

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!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/StephanieSheh
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Yumi Kakazu

-->"I'll be with you, so relax. You'll be fine."

[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Originally named "Charlotte Orlean"]] during the beta period of the game's development, a CuteWitch deployed from the church to assist Jonathan in his task. Charlotte mostly acts as the intellectual foil to the hotheaded Jonathan. She eventually learns a spell that proves to be vital in curing the vampirization of Stella and Loretta, and later helps Jonathan out in defeating Dracula.

Tropes associated with Charlotte:
* BadassAdorable
** BadassBookworm
* BerserkButton: "''Jonathan!'' Stop treating me like a child!"
* BlackMagicianGirl
* BrainyBrunette
* ChurchMilitant
* CuteWitch: No hats, but the broom is spot on.
* DeathGlare: Every time her BerserkButton is pressed.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[ThrowTheBookAtThem Uses books.]] That have weapons inside them.
* JustAKid: Everyone ridicules her as this, and she doesn't like it. ''[[MadArtist Brauner]]'', of all people, is the only one who doesn't treat her like this.
* MarilynManeuver: If the Persephone enemy has a vacuum cleaner and gets close enough, Charlotte's skirt gets caught in the gust, making her push her skirt down to protect her modesty.
* StephanieSheh
* TheTease: Not really a core part of her character, but hold Up long enough when using her and she'll twirl around, face the screen, place her arms behind her head, and strike a pose before asking "Well? Not bad, huh?" She does it even better in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair Harmony of Despair]]'', where she sounds a bit older and opts for a more flirtatious-sounding "You like that?"
* WhiteMage: Also has some healing abilities (though mostly towards ailments) and stat-boosting spells. Throw in a time-stopping spell and one that negates projectiles, and she becomes more of a [[TheRedMage Red Mage.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Stella and Loretta

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!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Mariko Suzuki

Brauner's twin vampire daughters [[spoiler:(not really)]] who appear occasionally to antagonize the duo.

* ActionGirl
* AnIcePerson: Loretta.
* AnimeHair: How does Stella get her hair like that?
* BoobsOfSteel: Stella.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* DaddysGirl[=/=]DaddysLittleVillain: They play with the latter trope due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy while they [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] the former, since them rushing to help their father was what caused them to be vampirized.
* {{Elegant Gothic Lolita}}s
* {{Expy}}[=/=]{{Homage}}: Of [[RozenMaiden Suiseiseki and Souseiseki]].
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Stella's PimpedOutDress, which doesn't seem that practical considering the above trope.
* LukeIAmYourFather: They are actually the daughters of Eric Lecarde, and are thus able to help Jonathan power up his whip and defeat the vampire menace.
* PowerFloats: The perks of being vampire twins. [[spoiler:When playable, floating is their default movement -- even though they're not vampires yet.]]
* SingleMindedTwins
* SpannerInTheWorks: If you think about it, Stella qualifies as this: she drops the pendant that allows the heroes to realize that they're brainwashed and that they can be cured, which then allows her and Loretta to open the gate to Brauner.
* SwordAndSorcerer: Stella and Loretta, respectively.
* SwordBeam: Stella, especially during the first fight against her.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Brauner

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-->''This... is '''ART!'''''
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/JamiesonPrice
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HisaoEgawa

An artist whose daughters were killed during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, Brauner [[MadArtist went insane]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation from the grief]] and decided to become a vampire and KillAllHumans. He decided to use Castlevania as his base of operations for this purpose, but also decided that Dracula's failure rate was too great for the Dark Lord to be allowed to join in on the fun, and used his paintings to keep Dracula's power sealed up and easily controllable. (Death was ''not'' amused.)

It is worth noting at this point that in the whole of the ''Castlevania'' series, Brauner is the only character to call out Dracula for dying so ridiculously often and never accomplishing anything.

Later, Brauner noticed an interloper within the castle halls. This interloper turned out to be Eric Lecarde. Brauner ambushed and killed him... just as Eric's daughters burst into the room, attempting a BigDamnHeroes moment. Brauner, noticing that they bore an uncanny resemblance to his own daughters, instantly concluded that they must be his own daughters reincarnated and vampirized them in order to convince them of the same ([[AdultFear all while the dying Eric looked on helplessly]].)

When Jonathan and Charlotte showed up some time later, Brauner wasn't happy about it, but underestimated the heroes. Unfortunately for him, Stella and Loretta were a bit ''too'' loyal to his cause, and tried to destroy Jonathan and Charlotte themselves (despite his repeatedly telling them to stay back, out of harm's way, and let him handle the situation). This just ended up giving Charlotte and Jonathan the opportunity to cure the sisters of their vampirism and brainwashing.

When Brauner found out what had happened... well, he was rather [[UnstoppableRage upset]]. He promptly tried to destroy the heroes with his artistic powers, only to be crushed in battle. As he lay in his weakened state, he admitted that justice might not have been on his side after all, but adamantly refused to admit that his victorious opponents might have the moral high ground. That was all he got to say before Death showed up to finish him off and fully awaken the soul of Dracula.

* BigBad: With Death for most of Portrait of Ruin. Though the plot mostly focuses on Brauner.
* CallingYourAttacks: "'''BLOOD ART TECHNIQUE!!!'''"
* KickTheDog: He does this to Eric in the way mentioned above.
* LargeHam: "''This... is '''ART!'''''"
** "A PAINTING OF THE SOUL!!!"
** "I'LL MAKE YOU MY MASTERPIECE!!"
* LooksLikeOrlok: ... Well, he ''does''.
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* MadArtist: Duh. Thankfully, he doesn't have a WaxMuseumMorgue.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If he didn't allow Stella and Loretta to open the door to his quarters, then the heroes would not have been able to stop him.
* PapaWolf: His failure to protect his daughters is what made him a MadArtist in the first place.
** MyGreatestFailure: See above.
* PetTheDog: His concern for Stella and Loretta appears genuine. He tries to keep them out of harm's way, and [[spoiler:during the bad ending, he shows up and begs you to stop hurting them. He then aborts his plan rather than endanger them further]].
* PurpleIsPowerful

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aria of Sorrow[=/=]Dawn of Sorrow]]

!!Soma Cruz

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-->"If I lose the battle... I want you to kill me."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Eric Davies (Harmony of Despair)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

A seemingly OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent caught in an eclipse which brought him to Dracula's castle. Guided by Genya Arikado, he ventures through the castle and later discovers the horrible truth: He is the reincarnation of Dracula. However, he resists his fate as the Dark Lord and manages to come out safely as a normal human.

Later, a cult confronts him, trying to revive Dracula, and chooses him as one of the candidates where Dracula could be revived. Soma confronts them and eventually prevails in resisting to become the new Dark Lord (again).

Tropes associated with Soma:
* AntiAntiChrist: Fated as the reincarnation of Dracula and to resume his reign of terror. He can fail to overcome the dark desires, or succeed. Canonically, he usually succeeds.
* {{Badass}} has the determination in Dawn of Sorrow.
** BadassLongcoat: It was more {{Badass}} in ''Aria'', but the ''Dawn'' one is still awesome.
** BadassUnintentional
* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: Is Dracula's reincarnation. But hey, he gets to use all those nifty souls to kick ass!
* DarkIsNotEvil: He fights by absorbing the souls of his defeated enemies, yet remains a fairly NiceGuy.
* DubNameChange: In the Japanese versions of his games, he's Japanese and his family name is Kurusu. In the English versions, this becomes Cruz so it's explained by him being a foreign transfer student.
* EvilLaugh: If Soma becomes the Dark Lord in ''Dawn'', he gains an epic EvilLaugh that would give the old Drac a run for his money!
* LateArrivalSpoiler: He's the reincarnation of Dracula. This is made explicit in the opening cutscenes of ''Dawn of Sorrow''.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: If Soma does not wear the amulet he was given as he confronts Celia in the center of the castle, [[spoiler:he suffers the same fate he did in his past life and becomes evil to avenge the death of a loved one, or whatever Mina is to him.]]
* MegaManning: The Power of Dominance manifests as this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: From Dracula's perspective, Soma, since he's now free of the endless cycle of death and resurrection, and can now live happily with Mina.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Initially.
* PrettyInMink
* ReincarnationRomance: Soma as Mathias/Dracula, and Mina as Elisabetha/Lisa.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Around Mina Hakuba, his VictoriousChildhoodFriend. It takes the sheer gravity of what he's been through (and HundredPercentCompletion) for him to even allow her to openly hold his hand at the end of ''Aria''.
* SlouchOfVillainy: He IS Dracula's reincarnation, after all.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: If the player makes the wrong choice, this surfaces and Soma becomes Dracula.
* TechnicalPacifist: Although he has no qualms against killing hordes of demons, he is disturbed and shaken when it appears as though he's killed Dmitri, and in the bad ending, is regretful that he had to put down Dario.
** Basically, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
* YourSoulIsMine: Soma's speciality, carried over from his previous lives.

!!Julius Belmont

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-->"It seems that your dark power triggered the return of my memories."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Daivd Lodge (Harmony of Despair)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Osamu Ryutani (Aria of Sorrow), Creator/TetsuInada (Dawn of Sorrow, Harmony of Despair)

The next Belmont after Richter to wield the Vampire Killer. Y'see, there was a prophecy that it wouldn't be wielded by the Belmonts again until a great battle in 1999, and when that magic time rolled around, Julius was the lucky one to be on Dracula duty. Julius has the honor of being the one who beat Dracula for good, sealing Castlevania in an eclipse (thereby denying Dracula's soul access to the stone that was keeping it out of the cycle of reincarnation long enough to resurrect), but the battle cost him his memory, and he lived as an amnesiac for over thirty years under the name [[OneLetterName "J"]].

Since the name "Dracula" filled him with dread for reasons he couldn't explain, he headed to Castlevania during its return at the solar eclipse to hopefully restore his memory. He meets up with Soma, and is eventually asked to kill him should Soma ever fall to TheDarkSide.

Julius reappears to assist Soma in ''Dawn of Sorrow'', and is the one to put him out of his misery in the [[NonstandardGameOver bad ending of both games]].

In [[{{Otomedius}} Otomedius Excellent]], Kokoro Belmont is apparently his (non-canonical) little sister.

Tropes associated with Julius:
* {{Badass}}: Julius is the Belmont that killed Dracula '''for good'''.
** BadassBeard: So far the only Belmont with facial hair, and quite impressive facial hair at that.
** BadassGrandpa: By the time ''Aria of Sorrow'' rolls around, he's in his fifties but can still kick Soma's ass. ''While consciously holding back.'' In ''Dawn of Sorrow'', when Soma asks him how he's been dealing with the regenerating monsters, he says he never encountered any problems with regenerators. The implication being that he has been ''destroying the monsters before they can regenerate''.
** BadassLongcoat: Just look at it! No wonder he killed Dracula for good!
* BigBadFriend: In the bad endings, Soma succumbs to his inner darkness and becomes this to him, and he takes it upon himself to kill him. Averted in the good endings.
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: The remix/combination of "Heart of Fire[=/=]Don't Wait Until Night" became associated with him.
* CoolOldGuy: See above.
* GrowingUpSucks: Or so he says. The fact that most of his adult life has been spent as an amnesiac hobo has probably affected his judgement in this matter.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* ShoutOut: Like most Castlevania games since and including ''Symphony of the Night'', both ''Aria'' and ''Dawn'' featured a mode of play that allowed you to go through the game as if it were a classic ''Castlevania''. The best part? If you get Soma's bad ending a little over halfway through the game, it still counts as beating the game and unlocks Julius Mode. Soma's bad ending is of course canon to Julius mode.

!!Yoko Belnades

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-->"Ha ha ha. It's so much fun to tease you. But this is not the time to be fooling around."
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KarenStrassman (Harmony of Despair)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroko Takahashi (Aria of Sorrow), Ao Takahashi (Dawn of Sorrow, Harmony of Despair)

A descendant of Sypha. Yoko is a powerful witch, and is very skilled in the use of magic spells. She is a member of the church, and was sent to the Hakuba Shrine in 2035 to investigate the return of Castlevania, along with Genya Arikado. She was injured in the incident, but later recovered. In 2036, she assisted Julius, Arikado, and Soma in fighting the cult that was seeking to resurrect the dark lord.

Tropes associated with Yoko:
* ActionGirl: She's playable in Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'', where she can really unleash her abilities.
* CoolBigSis: To Mina Hakuba.
* FireIceLightning: Her three spells she can cast when you play as her. Also meant as a ContinuityNod to Sypha's spells in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse]]''.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Is taken out of the action in ''Aria'' by being stabbed, with an ordinary knife. No other character has been so easy to take down, and indeed, come ''Dawn'', she can take quite a few stabs from random mooks.
* HotWitch
* IneffectualLoner: In ''Aria of Sorrow'', she suspects Graham of wrongdoing and goes after him on her own. This gets her stabbed. She does a much better job when part of a team.
* LadyOfWar
* NosyNeighbour: Not a neighbour, but she's very nosy about Soma's love life...
* SquishyWizard
* WhiteMage: A variation. Her primary attack in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' is to swing her MagicWand, and it doesn't do very much damage, but it heals Yoko for a little HP every time she hits something.

!!Hammer

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-->"You'll visit my shop again, won't ya? I'll be waitin' for ya."

!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Tetsu Inada

Formerly a soldier in the U.S. Army, Hammer is one of Soma's friends and allies. He was sent by the army to investigate the Hakuba Shrine in 2035, and ended up inside Castlevania. After becoming friends with Soma, he decided to quit the army and get into the shopkeeping business. In 2036, he helped Soma find the base of the cult that was trying to revive the dark lord, and then unexpectedly showed up there to help Soma out by opening a shop. Hammer has a crush on Yoko Belnades, but seems to be [[CannotSpitItOut too nervous to tell her]].

Tropes associated with Hammer:
* {{Badass}} He's a soldier. Of course he's badass.
* BaldOfAwesome
* DummiedOut: Was going to be playable in ''Dawn's'' Julius mode. A few voice clips hidden in [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair Harmony of Despair]] hinted that Hammer may have been planned for that game as well. Unfortunately, no such luck.
* GentleGiant: Despite being a big, tough guy, he's not really into fighting.
* IntrepidMerchant: It's implied that he gets his expanding inventory from exploring the castle.
* LongingLook: He does this to Yoko in ''Dawn of Sorrow'', according to Soma's chats with her.
* NonActionGuy

!!Mina Hakuba

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-->"No, not at all! At first we were shocked, but everyone believes you'll get through this."
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Ao Takahashi

Soma's classmate and best friend. Mina is the caretaker of the Hakuba Shrine. She is quite sociable, and makes friends easily. She and Soma are clearly romantically interested in each other, but [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend neither of them will admit it]]. In 2035, she was going to watch the solar eclipse with Soma, but the two ended up inside Castlevania, where it was discovered that Soma is the reincarnation of Dracula. In 2036, after she and Soma were attacked by a cult seeking to resurrect Dracula, she was placed in the protective custody of Arikado's colleagues while he and Soma were off fighting the cult.

Tropes associated with Mina:
* HairDecorations
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Her relationship with Soma. Julius, Yoko, and Hammer certainly see it.
* MeaningfulName: Looks awfully similar to "Mina Harker", doesn't it?
* {{Miko}}: In ''Aria of Sorrow'', she's even wearing the uniform.
* YouAreNotAlone: She and the others to Soma, right before the final boss battle of ''Aria''.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In ''Dawn of Sorrow''.

!!Graham Jones

-->[[spoiler:"I was born on the very day that Dracula was destroyed... So, in short, that means that I AM Dracula!"]]
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Tetsu Inada

The founder and missionary of a religious group who appears in Aria of Sorrow. [[spoiler:He possesses magical powers due to having been born at the exact moment of Dracula's death, and thus believes that he is the reincarnation of Dracula.]]

Tropes associated with Graham:
* AGodAmI
* AffablyEvil
* BackgroundBoss: [[spoiler:His second form.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: For ''Aria of Sorrow''.]]
* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]
* ManInWhite
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteHairBlackHeart]]

!!Chaos

A monster that [[spoiler:is the source of all of Dracula's power. It gets destroyed by Soma at the end of Aria of Sorrow.]]

Tropes associated with Chaos:
* TheAntiGod: Considering how it's the reason Dracula has been able to do much of anything and can choose other Dark Lords, it's probably safe to assume that Chaos is the real anti-God.
* BackgroundBoss: Second form.
* BiggerBad: For the entire series, pretty much.
* ChaosIsEvil
* EldritchAbomination
* FaustianRebellion: He's the source of Dracula's power, Soma's the reincarnation of Dracula, Soma kills him, do the math.
* GodOfEvil: Once again, Drac would be nowhere without Chaos.
* TrueFinalBoss

!!Celia Fortner

The head priestess of a cult known as "With Light". She fervently believes that [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil good cannot exist in the universe without an equal evil to balance it]]. With this in mind, she seeks to find someone to step up to the position of lord of darkness in Dracula's absence, or coerce Soma to change his mind.

Tropes associated with Celia:
* BigBad: Essentially.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: [[spoiler:If she manages to turn Soma into Dracula, [[GoneHorriblyRight he promptly kills her]]. If the honor goes to Dmitrii, he uses her as a sacrifice.]]
* NoblewomansLaugh
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Kills [[spoiler:(a doppelganger of) Mina in front of Soma's eyes in an effort to make him give in to his darkness.]]
* SummonMagic: She never actually fights, but calls forth demons to her aid. She is likely responsible for the various monsters that appear throughout the game.
* TheUnfought: Soma never has the chance to fight her, as she [[spoiler:is killed offscreen by Dmitrii, with her corpse serving as a sacrifice to aid him against Genya.]]

!!Dario Bossi

!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Takahiro Fujimoto

A potential dark lord candidate, he is a criminal born on the same day as Dracula's demise. He possesses the ability to control fire.

Tropes associated with Dario:
* AvengingTheVillain: Subverted. He is less annoyed that Soma killed Dmitrii and more that ''he'' wasn't the one to do it.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:In the true path, Soma refrains from killing Dario and instead goes after Aguni, stopping his power at the source. He promptly flees.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Strengthens his fire magic through a pact with Aguni.
* DumbMuscle
* JerkAss
* PlayingWithFire
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: During the second fight against him, you can see Aguni in the mirror in the background whenever Dario passes in front of it. If you have Paranoia's soul, you can enter the mirror and [[spoiler:fight Aguni himself. If you defeat Aguni, you cripple Dario and at the same time, spare his life. See BroughtDownToNormal.]]
* StupidEvil

!!Dmitrii Blinov

!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hidehiko Kaneko

A potential dark lord candidate who was born on the same day that Dracula died. He possesses the ability to mimic any attack with which he is hit.

Tropes associated with Dmitrii:
* AffablyEvil: He is far less malicious than Dario, and repeatedly states that he is merely interested in learning the meaning behind his abilities. [[spoiler:Until the end.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Via a GrandTheftMe.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The first time we see him, although the creature is called Malachi in this game.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:His second death spawns one in the form of Menace, a gigantic amalgamation of every soul he absorbed.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:The dark lord's power overcomes him, killing him and turning his souls into Menace.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Has his soul absorbed by Soma, copies his power of dominance, and then manages to possess a doppelganger to use as a new body.]]
* [[YourSoulIsMine My Soul Is Yours]]: When defeated, he promptly dies and Soma absorbs his soul, to his horror.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:He's the only villain in the series to ever defeat Alucard, with the help of human sacrifices and a "calamitous demon". Soma arrives after the battle is over.]]
* PowerCopying: His inherent ability.
* PowerupLetdown: His only available attack is the last soul ability with which he was hit. As a result, he can be forced to assume a particularly wimpy offense.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:He promptly takes the position of BigBad from Celia upon his revival.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Judgment]]

!!Aeon

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-->"My name is Aeon. Shall we begin the first trial?"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Ezra Weisz
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HiroshiKamiya

A mysterious wanderer of time, and a member of a group of similar individuals. He's the one responsible for gathering a large number of Dracula-related individuals from history to further his own goals.

Tropes associated with Aeon:
* ArcNumber: 13. The number...
** ...of warriors Aeon summons in his crusade.
** ...of hits in his LimitBreak, Requiem of the 13th Hour.
** ...of hours in his clock.
** ...of soul keys needed to confront the Time Reaper in the True Story Mode.
* TheChosenOne: Seeks a warrior who can defeat the Time Reaper and restore the timeline. If the player fails to beat him in his second encounter in True Story Mode or defeats Dracula (after the rest of the cast) in Aeon's own, he decides to confront the Reaper by himself.
---> '''Aeon''': "You are not the one. Then I must go myself."
* EvolvingAttack: His Hour of Judgement attack, which is dependent on his clock's color.
** Colorless: Extension - Extends his blade for a single attack.
** Blue - Suffer the March of Time - A KamehameHadoken which resembles a similar attack used by the Time Reaper.
** Green - The Clock Strikes Thrice - A triple-hit attack from his clock and swords.
** Yellow - Behold Absolute Power - Freezes time for a short while. Best used to lead up to his LimitBreak.
* {{Expy}}: Of St. Germain from ''Curse of Darkness''; his alternate color scheme even matches his outfit.
** Also looks a lot like Near from ''Manga/DeathNote'', thanks to him being a [[{{Antivillain}} not-so]] EvilAlbino.
* HighClassGlass: Unlike St. Germain, he doesn't normally wear the appropriate top hat.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a "Clock Blade", which looks like an enlarged, weaponized minute hand of a clock that is used as a spear.
* KamehameHadoken: Hour of Judgement - Suffer the March of Time.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQvLnqdFpGU "Darkness of Fear"]], a remix of Judgement's main theme.
* LimitBreak: Requiem of the 13th Hour, where Aeon taunts the enemy [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything (one for each member of the roster)]] and strikes them with 12 short swords and one final longsword.
* PlaceBeyondTime: The time rift; in addition, it is revealed that he has ''no'' home time.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong[=/=]TimePolice: His goal is to stop a plot by [[spoiler:Galamoth of ''Kid Dracula'' and ''Symphony of the Night'' fame]] to dispose of Dracula in the past, replace him, and, you guessed it, TakeOverTheWorld.
* SharpDressedMan
* StealthMentor: To the point of imparting words of wisdom to his opponent before landing the final blow.
* TimeMaster: Duh. Most of his moves (Nick of Time, Hour of Judgement - Suffer the March of Time/The Clock Strikes Thrice and Requiem of the 13th Hour) follow a time motif as well.
* TimeStandsStill: One of his specialties, as well as his strongest variation of Hour of Judgement, Behold Absolute Power.
* VerbalTic: He is in love with the word "time". Loves making puns with it, too.

!!Golem

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-->"Where is place for me?"
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Jamieson Price
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroshi Shirokuma

An artificial being originally created by Carmilla to mindlessly guard ruins. Somehow, its arrival in the time rift granted it sapience, along with the ability to question its lot in life.

Tropes associated with the golem:
* BreathWeapon: Its hyper move.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* {{Expy}}: It could pass for [[FrankensteinsMonster The Creature]] in a pinch, if not by matching his physical appearance.
* GentleGiant: It would stop fighting if it could.
* HeroicSacrifice: In the end, it chooses to repair the time rift and save humanity, even if it means never being able to think again.
* HulkSpeak
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Upon learning that Cornell is a human cursed to become a wolfman, it considers that a curse might be able to make it human and pesters him about it. Cornell doesn't like his curse, though, and eventually loses his temper.
* IsItSomethingYouEat: "Love? What love? Love tasty?"
* MightyGlacier: It has an admittedly fast roll, but otherwise fits this trope in design.
* PinocchioSyndrome
* ShockAndAwe
* WhatMeasureIsAMook

[[/folder]]

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