Characters / Castlevania

Here is the character list of the Castlevania series, sorted according to their in-game timeline appearances. There be spoilers here! The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Alternate Continuity has its own character page.

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

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    Main Villains 


"Ha! Mankind. A cesspit of hatred and lies. Fight for them, then, and die for their sins"
Voiced by (English): Gary Chalk (Captain N), Wornell Jones (Perfect Selection Dracula album, Beginning track), Michael G. (Symphony of the Night, Castlevania 64), Harald Gjerd (Castlevania 64 as Malus), Crispin Freeman (Lament of Innocence), Douglas Rye (Curse of Darkness, Portrait of Ruin), Patrick Seitz (Dracula X Chronicles and onwards), Charles Glover (Castlevania: The Arcade), Ric Dorr (Castlevania Tribute Vol.1 album, Vampire Killer track)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroya Ishimaru (Rondo of Blood), Norio Wakamoto (Most games starting with Symphony of the Night), Nobuhiko Kazama (Lament of Innocence), Mahito Ōba (Curse of Darkness), Joji Nakata (Castlevania: Judgment)
Good ol' Dracula, the King of Vampires you all know. In a twist, he doesn't start out as Vlad the Impaler, but a 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 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 half-vampire Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes aka Alucard. Unfortunately, Lisa ended up being burned at the stake for practicing medicine. Dracula snapped, declared that Humans Are the Real Monsters and decided to wage war against the world, 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 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.

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

Tropes associated with the Castlevania version of Dracula:


"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), Travis Willingham (All games starting with The Dracula X Chronicles), David Lodge (Harmony of Despair)
Voiced by (Japanese): Creator: Chikao Ohtsuka (Rondo of Blood), Masaharu Sato (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 (Castlevania: Judgment)

The Grim Reaper, stealer of souls, possibly the ruler of Hell, and... apparently Dracula's best friend. If nothing else, 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 god of death, one would expect the protagonists of the series to be incapable of killing him. Somehow, they manage it. Fortunately, he is never gone for long, ensuring a long career of Sinister Scythe battles that have made him beloved and feared by the fanbase.

Outside of battle, his role is inconsistent. At times, 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 Lawful Evil. Dialogue from Judgement and Curse of Darkness hints that he has strong hate toward time travellers.

Tropes associated with Death:
  • Affably Evil: Despite being Enemies with Death, 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 First-Name Basis with Alucard (as seen in Symphony of the Night).
  • Ascended Extra: 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 Long Robe: It's Death.
  • Bald of Evil: As "Zead" in Curse of Darkness.
    • Well, he is a skeleton, which doesn't have any hair...
  • Battle Butler: Very samurai-like in personality.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: In the games where he becomes Dragon Ascendant, he usually shares the title of Big Bad with another villain. In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin with Brauner and in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance with Maxim are a couple of examples.
  • The Dragon: 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 rejected his destiny as the next Dark Lord.
    • Dragon Ascendant: In the games where Dracula has yet to revive, Death usually steps onto center stage in order to carry out his master's wishes.
  • Enemy Mine: 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. They still wind up helping him, regardless.
  • Final Boss: In Lament of Innocence.
  • Four is Death: In most of his Metroidvania incarnations, he has 4,444 HP.
  • The Grim Reaper: Or Shinigami, his name in Japan.
  • Kaizo Trap: 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.
  • Lawful Evil: invokedIn-universe. The Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin manual explicitly states him as such. Oddly, this is the only canonical example of Character Alignment in the whole series.
  • Mister Exposition: In an odd move in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, 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.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: 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.
  • Not Me This Time: Inverted in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. 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).
  • One-Winged Angel: Sometimes transforms into a skeletal dragon thing with scythes for arms. Often is much easier to defeat in this form. He does have other One-Winged Angel forms, and a list of them can be found here.
  • The Plan: Loves to use these to help Dracula revive.
  • Praetorian Guard: Slogra and Gaibon.
  • Sdrawkcab Alias: In Curse of Darkness, he uses the alias "Zead".
  • Sinister Scythe: He's Death, what did you expect? He ups the ante with a wicked dual-bladed scythe in Aria of Sorrow. In Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth, he gets laser scythes. That's before getting into the million sickles he can summon out of thin air...
  • Spam Attack: As mentioned above, one of his most common attacks consists of conjuring countless of sickles from thin air.

    Lament of Innocence 

Leon Belmont

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

Voiced by (English): Dave Wittenberg
Voiced by (Japanese): Nobutoshi Canna

A near-invincible knight active during the medieval era, and along with Mathias Cronqvist, formed an 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 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 Magnificent Bastard 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:
  • Bishōnen: He held the title of "The most androgynous Castlevania protagonist EVER".
  • Fire/Ice/Lightning: The Whip of Alchemy gains these powers whenever Leon defeats the respective element bosses, and even retains them when it becomes the Vampire Killer. Oddly enough, these powers rarely show up again (or at least in their full capacity) throughout the series.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mathias, until their "falling out".
  • Kill the Ones You Love: To spare Sara from the fate of becoming a vampire, he reluctantly killed her, with her consent.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Almost literally.
  • Lawful Stupid: 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.
  • The Power of Love: Knowing that she'll eventually fully succumb to her vampirism, Leon's betrothed Sara willingly bonds her soul to the Whip of Alchemy, transforming it into the Vampire Killer.
  • Second Love: We're not told who she is, but he must've found a wife after Sara became the Vampire Killer (since most other games star his descendants).
  • Shoot the Dog: Leon's original motive was to rescue Sara, not to gain a cool whip. This causes him to swear to hunt down Mathias as long as he still breathes.
  • Unwitting Pawn
  • Wild Hair: Lacks the usual Barbarian Long Hair of most of his descendants, but it's still long.

Walter Bernhard

"Welcome. I have been waiting, Leon."
Voiced by (English): Jamieson Price
Voiced by (Japanese): Yukimasa Kishino

A powerful vampire who rules the forest called Eternal Night. 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:
  • Unwitting Pawn: 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

"It's too bad... You aren't Walter."
Voiced by (English): Liam O'Brien
Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroshi Kamiya

Once a human, Joachim was turned into a vampire by Walter Bernhard. He now harbors an 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:

Rinaldo Gandolfi

"Don't you always? Ask away."
Voiced by (English): Michael McConnohie
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 fiancé 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:
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Crusading Widower/Best Served Cold: 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 "game" more interesting.

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."
Voiced by (English): Melissa Fahn
Voiced by (Japanese): Yumi Tōma

Tropes associated with Sara:

  • Distressed Damsel: Leon journeys to Eternal Night to rescue her from Walter.
    • Disposable Woman: Unlike the others, she at least gets a bit of screen time. And has a lot more tropes...
  • Establishing Character Moment: When she willingly fused her soul to become the Vampire Killer. She should be crowned a saint for that.
  • Samus Is a Girl: a rare weapon example; the Vampire Killer is Sara.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: She considers being a vampire this. Also, she's still stuck inside the whip, even after Julius "permanently" kills Dracula, and later Soma.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Leon feels lucky to have met such a sweet lady, with a nice personality. Until she becomes the Vampire Killer in the hope of stopping Mathias, as the Belmonts use her to plow through his forces.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She doesn't want others to suffer her fate, so she made a pact with Leon and Rinaldo to bind her soul to the Whip of Alchemy.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Belmonts are using the soul of Leon's lover all this time. Kinda horrific when you think about it...
  • Unwitting Pawn: it's implied she figured it out when Leon felt her anger, as she sensed Mathias has become a vampire.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: In a way, as she actually preferred to be 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.
  • Walking Spoiler: 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.
  • Whip It Good: Her fate as the Vampire Killer.
    • Empathic Weapon: Ms. Trantoul is rather picky to 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.


Sonia Belmont

"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:

    Dracula's Curse 

Trevor Belmont

"No matter who may challenge, my clan will not falter."
Voiced by (English): Steve Staley (Curse of Darkness), Gideon Emery (Castlevania: Judgment), Fred Tatasciore (Netflix series)
Voiced by (Japanese): Kiyoyuki Yanada (Symphony of the Night) Yasunori Masutani (Curse of Darkness), Takashi Kondo (Castlevania: Judgment)

Leon's descendant (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, 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:
  • All of the Other Reindeer: At his time, his family was feared due to their power, prompting him to fight Dracula to prove that his family is good.
  • Badass Longcoat: In CoD and all Pachislot slot machines, including III which takes place in the Dracula's Curse storyline.
  • Barbarian Long Hair
  • Battle Couple: Along with Sypha. Though inverted in that they're a fighting duo first before getting married.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Grant sees him as this, along with being a part of his True Companions.
  • Bishōnen
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In Dracula's Curse, he looks nigh-identical to Castlevania I Simon in both his game sprite and official art of the time. He was redesigned to be more visually distinct for later games (as was Simon).
  • Eyepatch of Power: Has this in Judgment.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Gets a few physical combos sprinkled into his CoD moveset.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: 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 changed it around, instead claiming that Trevor 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.
  • Henpecked Husband: 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.
  • Hero Antagonist: At first, to Hector in CoD.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: 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.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Personality-wise in Curse of Darknesshe'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.
  • Official Couple: With Sypha.
  • Put on a Bus: In Curse of Darkness, Trevor all but disappears after he's 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.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Both his encounter in Curse of Darkness and the Fake version in Portrait of Ruin drop Beef Curry.

Grant DaNasty

"You ain't seen one quick as me before!"

Voiced by (English): Kirk Thornton (Castlevania: Judgment)
Voiced by (Japanese): Masaya Onosaka (Castlevania: Judgment)

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 Normal: Neither holy, nor magical/supernatural, nor a Belmont.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas
  • Deadpan Snarker: In Judgement. It doesn't hurt his reputation as the Spider-Man of Castlevania.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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 Shout-Out 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 Fragile Speedster.
      • 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 Bishōnen form in Symphony of the Night). The best Grant got is a 8-bit cameo in the exposition demo.
      • He does get 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.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: At the end of the day... he got a wife and descendants.
  • Fragile Speedster: Second worst constitution, but makes up for it with wall-climbing.
  • Knife Nut: This aspect of him is played up in Judgment.
  • Lean and Mean: Subverted in Castlevania Judgement. He definitely looks the part where he's skinny to the point of appearing like a skeleton, and he has a wry wit, but he's described as a champion of justice, and in his Epilogue, would be referred to as the hero who rebuilt Wallachia.
  • True Companions: What he believes he and Trevor to be right from the start in CV3's Japanese script.
  • Pirate: He has this design in Dracula's Curse.
    • Ghost Pirate, 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...
  • Punny Name: Apparently not intentional.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: 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, he gets over it and wishes the couple good tidings in the future.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: In Dracula's Curse.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Danasty or DaNasty?
  • Theme Naming: DaNasty is taken from the name of a family that were enemies of Vlad Tepes: Dinesti.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Implied by the Fake Grant in Portrait of Ruin to be pork ramen.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Grant is usually depicted as one in 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 here).
  • Wall Crawl: His unique ability in Dracula's Curse, also being able to ceiling crawl.

Sypha Belnades

"If you wish to see the power of the elements, it would be my pleasure."
Voiced by (English): Dorothy Elias Fahn (Castlevania: Judgment)
Voiced by (Japanese): Ami Koshimizu (Castlevania: Judgment)

A witch who disguised herself as a man, considering that at the time 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 the battle. She fell in love with Trevor and ended up marrying him, thus augmenting the Belmont clan with magical power.

Tropes associated with Sypha:
  • And I Must Scream: Trevor finds her petrified in stone and frees her, and it was implied that she was conscious the whole time.
  • Black Magician Girl: Not so rough in personality, but you get the idea.
  • Boomerang Bigot: 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 Elemental Powers 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.
  • Cleavage Window: She sports one in her Pachislot art.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: 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 Knight Templar.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Judgment-unique. According to her Judgment personality, she 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 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 the get-go.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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 Alternate Universe of Curse of Darkness, and Sypha is not present there by default.
  • Fantastic Racism: 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.
  • Fire/Ice/Lightning: Her three basic elemental spells.
    • Judgment adds earth and wind-elemental spells to her repertoire.
  • Girliness Upgrade: 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 to her hood often falling down revealing golden hair and an obviously feminine face, she's also given a pink skirt.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Her Knight Templar status in Judgement in a nutshell. She is willing to kill anyone who is a monster or otherwise has dark powers, even if they use them for good (granted, she did not know who any of them were, as she had not canonically met Alucard in this timeline) and even though she herself is a witch.
  • Hot Witch
  • In the Hood: Her outfit in Dracula's Curse. Occasionally in Pachislot too, but it tends to go off.
  • Jiggle Physics: In Judgment.
  • Knight Templar: 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 Cornell, Alucard, Golem, and Shanoa), labelling them "evil without chance of redemption". You would think as a witch, she'd know personally that not all creatures of the night are evil.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She's feminine, graceful, and a capable witch.
  • Magic Wand: In artwork, as well as Judgment.
  • Official Couple: With Trevor.
  • Samus Is a Girl: In CVIII due to a translation error in the scene where she offers to join Trevor using male pronouns to refer to her. Should Trevor have her with him when he defeats Dracula, in the ending animation she takes her hood off revealing her long blonde hair and leans against him. However, her gender was never hidden in the original Japanese, or in any games after CVIII.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In Harmony of Dissonance, her name is spelled as 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).
  • Squishy Wizard: Lower constitution than Grant, but damn it, those spells!
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: In her first game, she was introduced doing this to help avoid being persecuted. Subsequent appearances have dropped this angle, though.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Only in CVIII.
  • Taken for Granite: This turns horrific when you realize that her original (Japanese) dialogue implies that she was conscious and aware the whole time she was a rock.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Implied by the Fake Sypha in Portrait of Ruin to be cream sode.

Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes (Alucard)
Click to see him as Arikado. 

"You will never touch this world again. In Mother's name, I swear it!"
Voiced by (English): Ian James Corlett (Captain N), Robert Belgrade (Symphony of the Night), Yuri Lowenthal (The Dracula X Chronicles, Castlevania: Judgment, Harmony of Despair)
Voiced by (Japanese): Ryotaro Okiayu (Symphony of the Night, Dawn of Sorrow, Harmony of Despair), Mamoru Miyano (Castlevania: Judgment, 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. Originally his first ally was Sonia Belmont, but post-retcon it was 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:
  • Alucard: Adrian took this name as a way to oppose his father.
  • Amazon Chaser: Sonia's a female Belmont; 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.
  • Ascended Extra: 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. Comes Symphony of the Night, in which he not only comes back, but also becomes a Breakout Character.
  • The Atoner: A few games have hinted that part of Alucard's "family business" with Dracula is to atone for his father's wrongdoings.
  • Badass Baritone: His original Symphony English voice is fantastically smooth.
  • Badass Cape: His Symphony sprites show his cape flowing around as he kicks ass.
  • Badass Long Coat: He has a cape and a longcoat.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: As Arikado he wears a black suit and dyed his hair black.
  • Bag of Spilling: 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 most of his abilities, although all of his spells can be used right from the start, as long as you know the inputs.
  • Berserk Button: Messing with his mother is a terrible idea, as the succubus learned the hard way.
  • Big Good: As Arikado.
  • Bishōnen: He looks like a very attractive tall, slender young man with beautiful long white hair. Averted in his original CVIII design, where he looks more like a stereotypical vampire.
  • Breakout Character: When Alucard was brought back from Dracula's Curse 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 practically immortal, making him the sole recurring hero with the best chance of reappearing in a Castlevania should the circumstances call for it.
  • Chick Magnet: What can we say? Vampires Are Sex Gods.
  • Dark is Not Evil: He has all the traditional vampire powers, including some of his father signature's moves such as Hellfire, but uses them for good.
  • Deadly Gas: Alucard's Poisonous Cloud inflicts poison damages to any enemy in contact with it.
  • Dhampyr/Half-Human Hybrid: Lisa is human, Drac is a vampire... you get the idea.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Well, Friendly Neighborhood Dhampyr.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Very cold and aloof.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Although Alucard hates Dracula, Dracula is still fond of him.
  • Intangibility: In his Mist form, Alucard effectively becomes intangible, and also invulnerable, as no enemy whatsoever can hurt him while in this form.
  • Leitmotif: "Castle Dracula" has been used frequently to represent Alucard. "Tragic Prince" from the same game also sees use as this.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Alucard is easily the most powerful playable character of the franchise. He possesses unique and powerful equipment, can use a huge variety of weapons and their associated special attacks, has access to all of his spells from the get-go (including the very powerful Soul Steal), can use subweapons just like the Belmonts, can take the form of a wolf, a bat or become mist (and he is invulnerable as long as he is in his mist form), is assisted by numerous familiars and he can heal himself against any bleeding opponent thanks to Dark Metamorphosis. He also defeated his father, Dracula, all by himself, without the power of the Vampire Killer. It is a good thing for the Belmont family that he is on the side of Good, as humanity would certainly be screwed otherwise. His only drawback is the rather massive knockback he suffers from any attack that hits him.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Alucard can use shields in Symphony.
  • Momma's Boy: He is wholly devoted to his mother, but not to Oedipus Complex levels.
  • Name's the Same: There are major differences between him and the Alucard from Hellsing.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: As long as you have sufficient MP, Alucard can stay in Mist form, in which he is completely invulnerable.
  • Not So Stoic: While he is usually The Stoic, there are times where Alucard reacted in surprise or in outright panic, such as in the "Nightmare" level in which the Succubus posed as his mother about to get burned on the stake. Once the deception falls apart, Alucard is genuinely angry.
  • Progressively Prettier: He looks like a craggy, middle-aged man in Dracula's Curse. In all subsequent appearances, he's a top-grade Bishōnen.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: Whenever Alucard goes to sleep, his Alucard equipment goes with him.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: 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 Legends), with the large gaps between his appearances accounting for this trope at least a few more times.
  • Slouch of Villainy:
    • Inherited from his father, even though he's not a villain. 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.
  • The Stoic: Alucard is a rather taciturn individual, and keeps his composure most of the time.
  • Summon Magic: SotN introduced us to Alucard's familiars.
  • Super Smoke: Alucard's Mist form. Initially he can only turn into Mist for a few seconds, but with the correct relics he can stay in this form as long as he doesn't run out of MP, and inflicts damages as a Poisonous Cloud.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: As Arikado. The suit definitely helps too.
  • Tranquil Fury: The Succubus learned the hard way that impersonating Alucard's mother was a terrible idea, and after defeating her he feels no remorse when condemning her soul to wander in the dream world for all eternity.
  • Visible Silence: When he first meets Maria in Symphony of the Night, Alucard doesn't speak much. He finally replies to her questions after a long ellipsis. He repeats this behavior after beating the Succubus.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Alucard can transform into 3 different forms:
    • He can turn into a wolf. That form is mostly use for fast travel in corridors once you get the adequate relics, as it doesn't have a good standard attack on its own.
    • He can turn into mist. In that form, Alucard is invincible, allowing him to safely evade attacks. This form is necessary in order to access some areas, including the one in which you get the Bat Form relic.
    • He can turn into a bat. That form allows him to fly, unlocking a lot of areas which were unattainable without it. The bat form can spit fire and use a sonar, allowing Alucard to see in the dark. This form is rather slow, and it is better to use the Rocket Boots to travel vertically.

    Curse of Darkness 


"Isaac! I will hunt you down like the beast you are!!"
Voiced by (English): Crispin Freeman
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 plan to revive Dracula.)

Tropes associated with Hector:
  • Dark is Not Evil: After his Heel–Face Turn, Hector's dark powers were also used to combat Dracula's legions.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: How he eventually ended up in Dracula's employ.
  • Death Seeker: He was perfectly content to remain in the castle as it crumbled, but Julia managed to convince him to live... with her.
  • Defector from Decadence: 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.
  • Disposable Woman: Rosaly exists solely for this reason; at the end, he ends up with a woman who looks just like her...


"You will receive the most gruesome fate for the humiliation you brought upon me three years ago!..."
Voiced by (English): 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 in truth it's not even really his scheme at all... Dracula is not the nicest of employers.

Tropes associated with Isaac:

Julia Laforeze

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

Voiced by (English): Dorothy Elias Fahn
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:

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/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 Aeon, if not the same person in a different form.

Tropes associated with St. Germain:

    Adventure/Belmont's Revenge 

Christopher Belmont

"Now you will lead us to Dracula and Illya, old man, or-"

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 Grandpa: "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.
  • Barbarian Long Hair: He even has long hair as an old man; now, that's badass.
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: "Battle of the Holy" has become strongly associated with Christopher.
  • Fore Head Of Doom: We can't deny it.
  • Papa Wolf: He will go to hell and back to save his son.
  • Punny Name: 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.
  • The Southpaw: 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.


Victor Belmont

Although Victor was born in the 1800s, the Powers That Be 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 Castlevania: Resurrection, along with Sonia Belmont, but the game was unfortunately canceled.

Tropes associated with Victor:

    Vampire Killer/Simon's Quest 

Simon Belmont

"On my honor as a Belmont, I will destroy you."
Voiced by (English): Andrew Kevadas (Captain N), Keith Silverstein (Castlevania: Judgment)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hideo Ishikawa (DreamMix TV World Fighters), Kenichi Suzumura (Castlevania: Judgment)

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 Captain N, but he's a completely different character; a bumbling Jerk with a Heart of Gold instead of the straightforward hero he usually is in the games.

Tropes associated with Simon:

  • Badass Normal: 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 Jump Physics, item crashes, massive inventories, or RPG Elements to kick your ass.
  • Bishōnen: 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.
  • The Cameo: Input The Konami Code when the Konami symbol shows as you boot up Harmony of Dissonance, and you get to play as Simon in Boss Rush 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, Vic Viper, and Solid Snake.
  • Fan Nickname: His Judgment self is called "Simon Yagami", thanks to his character design.
  • Hellbent For Leather: His Barbarian Hero design has a lot of leather tassles.
  • Leitmotif: SCIV gave us "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.
  • Ornamental Weapon: His Kojima Chronicles design has a sword strapped to his hip, but he never uses it in place of the Vampire Killer. Castlevania Fighter and Haunted Castle makes him use it though. The action figure released by Neca also has it.
  • Rated M for Manly: That moment you realize that even at his bishiest, he was a testosterone fueled killing machine.
  • Retraux: He uses his sprites from the original Castlevania in his playable appearances in Harmony of Dissonance and Harmony of Despair.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Has appeared in more games than any other Belmont due to his status as being synonymous with the entire franchise.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: As a result of being cursed by Dracula in Simon's Quest.


"With that body, you'll make an excellent statue."
Voiced by (English): Venus Terzo (Captain N), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Lament of Innocence, Portrait of Ruin)
Voiced by (Japanese): Haruko Kitahama (Lament of Innocence)

One of the three Gorgon sisters, she is one of the few bosses in the series to appear in nearly every game, in some form or another, mainly by the annoying Medusa Heads or in the flesh.

Tropes associated with Medusa:
  • Composite Character: Although only in Captain N, whereshe is mainly the Kid Icarus version, but still pays service to Dracula.
  • Final Boss: For Henry's mission in Legacy of Darkness.
  • Flying Face: Appears as one in both the original game and Lament of Innocence.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon
  • The Ghost: Stheno and Eurayle are mentioned in her description, but never appear in the main timeline.
  • Queen Mook: Technically one for the Medusa Heads, but she has also been referred to as "Queen Medusa".
  • Scaled Up: Portrait of Ruin lets her turn into a giant snake for an attack
  • Snake People: All appearances starting with Haunted Castle portray Medusa as a lamia-like creature, taking a page from Clash of the Titans.
  • Snakes Are Sinister
  • Taken for Granite: Her most well known ability is her petrifying gaze. This was what she did to Sypha.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: In Portrait of Ruin, she can breifly turn into a giant snake.
    • Something similar occurs in Bloodlines where Elizabeth turns into Medusa for the first phase.
  • Zerg Rush: Sends out either snakes or more Medusa Heads for sertain attacks.

The Creature

A creature made long ago by a very foolish man.

Tropes associated with the Creature:


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

Voiced by (English): Karen Strassman (Castlevania: Judgment)
Voiced by (Japanese): Sayaka Ohara (Castlevania: Judgment)

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:

    Harmony of Dissonance 

Juste Belmont

"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 Magic Knight. For some reason, he likes decorating rooms. He is best buds with swordsman Maxim Kischine and is the 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 Longcoat: A red longcoat.
    • Which brings an interesting parallel to certain Devil Hunter
  • Barbarian Long Hair: it runs in the family.
  • Charged Attack: Juste can land a strong blow with the whip if he is using an item that attaches to the end of his whip that slightly detracts the whip's normal strength, but allows him to destroy walls that require a charged attack to break and to deal double damage to enemies when this attack is used.
  • Expy has the dubious distinction of being called "Alucard Belmont"
  • Hot-Blooded: Just hear his battle cries. He even screams ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA
  • Icy Blue Eyes
  • Its Pronounced Tro Pay: Going by the katakana for his name, it's pronounced like juiced.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: His wind + sacred fist spell. It is so powerful it does a significant amount of damage even to enemies who are strong against wind attacks.
  • Leitmotif: "Successor of Fate"
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Juste's ability to damage enemies with the whip without an item that allows him to use a Charged Attack with his whip is adequate if a bit weak throughout the game. His magical attacks with the books he finds near the beginning of the game is not really worth using unless you can memorize each enemy's elemental weakness. However, books found later in the game will allow him to deal major damage to enemies.
  • Magic Knight: Has the most spells amongst the Belmonts, and he can fall back to his whip when he is out of magic.
  • Memento MacGuffin: His Bracelet.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Same motif as Walter.
  • Power Glows: 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.
  • Red Is Heroic
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His decorating taste.

Maxim Kischine

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

Juste's best friend since childhood. The two share a Friendly Rivalry, 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:

Lydie Erlanger

Voiced by (Japanese): Sanae Kobayashi

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:

The Merchant

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

Tropes associated with the Merchant:

Dracula Wraith

Voiced by (Japanese): Takuo Kawamura
A being born of Dracula's remains and the evil soul that was created inside of Maxim Kischine after he came in contact with them.

Tropes associated with Dracula Wraith:

    Rondo of Blood/Dracula X/Symphony of the Night 

Richter Belmont

"Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!"
Voiced by (English): Scott McColloch (Symphony of the Night), David Vincent (Portrait of Ruin, The Dracula X Chronicles, Harmony of Despair)
Voiced by (Japanese): Jin Horikawa (Rondo of Blood), Kiyoyuki Yanada (Symphony of the Night, The Dracula X Chronicles, Harmony of Despair), Shinichiro Miki (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:
  • A Sinister Clue: How do we know that Richter is Not Himself in SotN? When Shaft's possessing him, he uses his left hand to whip.
  • Badass Creed: In Dracula X Chronicles, the remake of Rondo of Blood:
    "I'm a Belmont. That's my job."
  • Badass in Distress: 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 Jonathan Morris can feel it when he fought the Whip Memory in his form.
  • Badass Longcoat: Dons one after the Time Skip in SotN.
    • Also sports one in The Dracula X Chronicles.
  • Barbarian Long Hair. He lets it grow.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To sister-in-law Maria.
  • Bishōnen: By this point, you should be able to notice that the Belmont family has really, really good genetics.
  • Bonus Boss: In Portrait of Ruin. Or rather, the Vampire Killer's memory of him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In his tenure of distress.
  • Disc One Final Boss: 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.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Sports a brown fingerless glove on his right hand in Rondo, so he can hold his whip carefully.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: For a total of four girls!
  • Leitmotif: "Bloodlines/Divine Bloodlines/Opposing Bloodlines"
    • Dark Reprise: "Strange Bloodlines/Blood Relations", his battle theme in Symphony. The same goes for "Bloodlines Bequeathed" in Portrait of Ruin
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Once he realizes he's helped to revive Dracula.
  • Shipper on Deck: 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.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: In Rondo.
  • Stone Wall: He is just about as slow as most other Belmonts in Rondo of Blood. Unfortunately, most enemies are made more agile, so he comes off as slow. His normal attack is only as half as potent as Maria's normal attack as well. However, he can take much more damage than Maria can before he dies.
  • World's Best Warrior: Stated in the Castlevania lore that Richter is, when it comes to vampire hunters and even the Belmont clan, the most powerful. This is most likely why Dracula tried to kill him preemptively by sending Death, normally and end of game boss, to kill Richter early and why he ordered his minions to launch a sneak attack destroying Richter's village. When that didn't work (Richter was not there at the time), Dracula kidnapped several women including Richter's fiance to use against Richter and lure him to the castle on Dracula's own terms. Richter is the only Belmont Dracula has put this much effort into getting out of the way instead of directly facing Richter. Richter's power is further emphasized when Jonathan has to fight the memory of Richter carried in vampire killer and even Richter's shade is utterly badass.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Appears in several other games thanks to his popularity in Symphony. Only second to Simon in this regard.

Maria Renard

"Hmm. A gentleman after all. Thank you."
Voiced by (English): Kimberly Forsythe (Symphony of the Night), Michelle Ruff (Dracula X Chronicles), Philece Sampler (Castlevania: Judgment, Harmony of Despair)
Voiced by (Japanese): Yoko Teppotsuka (Rondo of Blood), Chisa Yokoyama (Symphony of the Night, adult), Hekiru Shiina (Symphony of the Night, child), Sawa Ishige (Dracula X Chronicles), Miyu Matsuki (Castlevania: Judgment, Nocturne of Recollection), Chiwa Saito (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 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 audio drama Nocturne of Recollection, Maria and Alucard are living together.)

Tropes associated with Maria:
  • A-Cup Angst: Only in Judgment; she's obsessed about her chest size and admires the other females' assets.
  • Badass Adorable: As a young girl she's very cute, but also very deadly with her attacks.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Particularly in Judgment, she's a lot lighter in tone than you'd expect of a Castlevania protagonist — she's practically a Magical Girl. 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.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: 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 Scrappy Mechanic, because it weakens her attack and gives opponents an advantage to press.
  • Cute Witch --> Hot Witch
  • Double Jump: She does this when jumps is pressed twice. In "Rhondo" Richter just does a backflip. So Maria can reach areas he can't.
  • Easy-Mode Mockery: Wall meat is replaced with sweets like ice cream and cake, and her game over graphics shows child-styled graphics. She is much easier to play than Richter because her attacks are stronger, she has a smaller hitbox, and she is much more agile than Richter; even though she takes much less damage before she dies.
  • The Four Gods: Four of her animals are cuter versions of them. She summons the four gods when she has those animals and performs an item crash.
  • Fragile Speedster: She is much more agile than Richter is, but she cannot take anywhere near as much damage as Richter does before she dies.
  • Full-Contact Magic: In Nocturne in the Moonlight (see "What Could Have Been"), Maria mainly uses punches and kicks to fight, but also fires energy blasts from her fingertips to strike long-distance enemies. She can cast spells normally though.
  • Glass Cannon: Her doves act as if they are battle boomerangs, allowing them to deal two hits per attack at very close range because they make a second hit on the return trip. Since each hit is as strong as one of Ricther's hits from his normal attack, she can deal twice the damage as Richter can per attack. She can also fire off doves much more frequently than Richter can swing his whip. However, Maria cannot take anywhere near as much damage as Richter can before she dies.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: The names of her attacks.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a red bow in her hair.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair, and as a girl, basically gives a Shut Up, Hannibal! to a defeated Dracula.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Animals, including owls, doves, dragons, cats...
  • Kid Hero: She's 12 in Rondo of Blood.
  • Leitmotif: "Slash"
  • Lethal Joke Character: She's a very silly-themed character, even making her first game Lighter and Softer by choosing her and she regenerates health by eating cakes, but she has a very small hit box, a Double Jump (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 Invulnerable Attack Spell.
  • Little Miss Badass: Her abilities 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.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a short pink dress when she's a little girl. Though in the PSP remake she's wearing a masculine outfit, but it's also pink.
  • She's Got Legs: And Grade C Zettai Ryouiki to help flaunt 'em.
  • Squishy Wizard: All her attacks are magical, and she cannot take much damage before dying.
  • Sweet Tooth: Richter's health powerups are meat. Maria's are sweet cakes, candies, and ice cream.
  • Token Mini-Moe: A little girl in a pink dress in a series where most of the other playable characters are at least in their late teens.
  • What Could Have Been: 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 Updated Re-release for the Sega Saturn, and the port on the PSP remake of "Rhondo", made Maria playable.


Voiced by (English): Sally Cahill (Dracula X Chronicles)
Voiced by (Japanese): Atsuko Honda (Rondo of Blood), Sayaka Ohara (Dracula X Chronicles)

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

Tropes associated with Annette:
  • Distressed Damsel: She get's kidnapped at the start of Rondo.
  • Evil Costume Switch: She gets a succubus outfit complete with demonic wings.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: If she becomes a lesser vampire.
  • Satellite Love Interest: There isn't much to her aside from being Richter's girlfriend.
  • Tragic Monster: In the PSP game if you don't rescue Iris and Tera, and find the right door, she becomes a vampire/succubus. The SNES game takes it a step further by making her the boss of the second-to-last stage if you do not rescue her and Maria.

Tera and Iris

Voiced by (English): Karen Strassman (Dracula X Chronicles)
Tera Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromi Murata (Rondo of Blood), Eri Sendai (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:


Voiced by (English): Jeff Manning (Symphony of the Night), Tony Oliver (Dracula X Chronicles)
Voiced by (Japanese): Jin Horikawa (Rondo of Blood), Kiyoyuki Yanada (Symphony of the Night) and Dai Matsumoto (Dracula X Chronicles)

"Servants, come forth from the gates of Hell! Attack! Rid my master's castle of this pest!"

Shaft was an evil priest who was helping Dracula kidnap little girls. Later, he was instrumental in keeping Richter Brainwashed and Crazy during Symphony of the Night.

Tropes associated with Shaft:
  • Bald of Evil
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Richter kills him twice — as both a human and a ghost — in Rondo. He should have been Deader Than Dead, yet even this doesn't stick, as Shaft goes on to enslave Richter so that Alucard can take the spotlight in SotN.
  • The Dragon: To Dracula, and played this role to a brainwashed Richter.
  • Evil Sorcerer: His narrative role.
  • Light is Not Good: He is technically a priest.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He is ironically responsible for detecting and unlocking Maria's magical potential in the remake. In the original version, he simply caught her trying to be a hero.
  • Scary Black Man: Some of his sprites make him look like this.
  • Sinister Minister: See ''Light is not Good"
  • Something Only They Would Say: One major clue to the fact that he is possessing Richter in Symphony of the Night is the incantation that 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.


An extremely large demonic-looking being who resembles a dinosaur. Though originally introduced as the Big Bad in the Kid Dracula 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 Castlevania: Judgment. 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:
  • Bonus Boss: In Symphony and Encore.
  • Breath Weapon: He breathes fire in Kid Dracula. Given his appearance, this may also qualify as Dinosaurs Are Dragons.
  • Bus Crash: Implied. Is a background villain that wants to oppose Dracula. According to Castlevania: Chronicles of Sorrow, 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 Word of God contains the souls Dracula has stolen? That's right, Galamoth's soul, suggesting that some time before Dracula's Final Death, he finally settled things with Galamoth and won.
  • Cool Sword: Wields a standard sword in Boku Dracula-Kun and a Laser Blade in Kid Dracula. He also holds a circular blade in his off hand in Symphony, but never actually uses it.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Each time, the forces of good favor Dracula as the dark lord.
  • The Ghost: Despite his involvement in Judgment's plot, he never appears in the game, save for a Say My Name from the Time Reaper.
  • Immune to Fate: 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 Time Master enemy from turning back time, he likely possesses this ability in some form.
  • Magic Knight: Wields both magic and swords.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: His attempt to remove Dracula from power by changing history in Judgment.
  • Not in the Face!: His rather hilarious weakpoint in Symphony of the Night.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: He has so much HP that his bestiary entry doesn't display it.
  • Rent-a-Zilla: Though several other bosses in the series outsize him.
  • Shock and Awe: In all of his appearances, right down to his special ability in Encore of the Night.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": He was known as Garamoth in Kid Dracula.
  • The Starscream: Depending on his true role in relation to Dracula.
  • Transsexual: His servant Frozen Half.
  • Walk Like an Egyptian: In addition to his Symphony outfit's influences, he is animated in a manner that keeps him in constant profile.


Voiced by (English): Alison Lester (Symphony of the Night), Wendee Lee (Dracula X Chronicles)
Voiced by (Japanese): Rika 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.

  • Burn the Witch!: Accused of witchcraft due to being, apparently, a very good doctor.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Burned at the stake for practicing medicine. Deconstructed due to Dracula's reaction.
  • Truth in Television: 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), Kyle Hebert (Dracaula X Chronicles)
Voiced by (Japanese): Masaharu 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.


Voiced by (English): Barbara Whitlow (Symphony of the Night), Wendee Lee (Lament of Innocence, Portrait of Ruin, Dracula X Chronicles, Order of Ecclesia, Harmony of Despair), Karen Strassman (Adventure Rebirth)
Voiced by (Japanese): Rika Fukami (Symphony of the Night), Haruko Kitahama (lament of Innocence), Miyu Matsuki (Adventure Rebirth)

"If I'd know this would happen, I would have... fought you in the guise of your loved one..."

A total of three of these Horny Devils appear as bosses throughout the series. The first one was a minion of Walter's taking on the guise of Sara in order to attack Leon. The second one was a minor foe that appeared under Dracula's employ. The third and most well-known debuted first. She took the form of Lisa in order to lull Alucard into joining Dracula's side. Several other succubi appeared throughout the series as minor enemies.

  • And I Must Scream: The fate of the Symphony Succubus upon Alucard killing her. "Death in the dream world will set your soul wandering for eternity, demon." Though she was asking for it, as Alucard said before the battle that she deserves a fate worse than death, her response, being more or less "Bring it on"
  • Burn the Witch!: The Symphony Succubus recreates the moment of Lisa's death in order to break Alucard.
  • Chest Monster: The Symphony Succubus uses a fake Save Point. In one room is a real save point and, just across the hall, is another room that looks like a different-colored save point, but will in fact trigger a "nightmare" cutscene and the battle with her.
  • Cute Monster Girl: In comparison to the two before her, the Succubus from Rebirth seems more like this than Evil is Sexy
  • Demoted to Extra: After the first appearance of the Succubus, more and more of them have appeared as lesser enemies, with a palette swap called Lilith appearing as a weaker version.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: After beating her in Symphony, at least in the original version. The Dracula X Chronicles port made her final cry sound a lot more like a death cry than a... you know.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: The Succubus does this as part of her attack chain in Symphony, filling up the top of the screen with duplicates.
    • Spot the Imposter: One of the Lament Succubus' attacks is creating two clones of herself, and if you strike the wrong one, you'll be hit with paralysis. The real one can be recognized by the rose petals she leaves on her wake.
  • Dream Weaver: The circumstances of the fight in Symphony, in keeping with the original legend of the incubus. She tries to mess up Alucard's memories through dreams.
  • Evil is Sexy
    • Full-Frontal Assault: The official art for the Symphony Succubus has exposed breasts with defined nipples.
  • Stripperific: Natch. They wear only stilettos, a corset, and a babushka. The Rebirth Succubus is completely nude.

    Circle of the Moon 

Nathan Graves

Another non-Belmont, he is trained alongside Hugh Baldwin by Morris 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 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 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 More Than Mind Control by Dracula. Nathan beats him, frees Morris after a fight with Dracula, and everybody escapes the castle.

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

Tropes associated with Nathan:
  • Awesome McCoolname
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Juste's ability to damage enemies with the whip unless he is playing in a mode that boosts his strength at the cost of all his magic is adequate if a bit weak throughout the game. A good player can find cards and set up card combinations that deal large amounts of damage throughout the game.
  • Magic Knight: He has plenty of card-based magic skills to augment his whipping.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both his parents died in the sealing of Dracula ten years prior.
  • Show Girl Skirt: which gives the impression of a faux Badass Long Coat

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:

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 that Nathan is too weak to fight alongside him.

Tropes associated with Hugh:

    Order of Ecclesia 


"I am the blade to banish all evil, and I've come to see you annihilated."
Voiced by (English): Michelle Ruff
Voiced by (Japanese): Houko Kuwashima

A 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. 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:
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: 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.
  • Cat Girl: Shanoa can transform into one with the right glyph. Aside from granting her different attacks, it also enables her to talk to the cats in Wygol Village, and enemy catwomen will become friendly and even aid her in battle.
  • Emotionless Girl: After the first botched attempt to use Dominus.
  • Expy: Likely of 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 Houko Kuwashima.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Female NPCs and enemies flirt with her.
  • Leitmotif: "An Empty Tome"
  • Magic Knight: Thanks to the glyphs, she can wield any weapon you can think of.
  • Swiss Army Hero: Shanoa can obtain glyphs that change her form into a Cat Girl, a bat-woman, and an automaton (a 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).
  • Vindicated by History: In-universe example. While the ending states the story was long forgotten, her appearance in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair 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.
  • When She Smiles: Per Albus' Last Request, she smiles for him while tears trickle down her face.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.


"What... kind of brother would I be... if I didn't protect you...? That's... my role."
Voiced by (English): Keith Silverstein
Voiced by (Japanese): Toshihiko Seki

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

Tropes associated with Albus:


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

The leader of Ecclesia. Also a worshipper of Dracula.

Tropes associated with Barlowe:

    Legacy of Darkness/ 64 

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


"No one will listen to reason from the mouth of a beast."
Voiced by (English): John Nuzzo (Legacy of Darkness), Paul St Peter (Castlevania: Judgment)
Voiced by (Japanese): Katsuyuki Konishi

A 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 rival, Ortega, he destroys Dracula and saves Ada, but at the cost of his alternate form. A form that is used to revive Dracula again, stronger than ever...

Tropes associated with Cornell:

Reinhardt Schneider

"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 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 — he was almost Schneider Belmont.

Tropes associated with Reinhardt:

Carrie Fernandez

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

A young descendant of the 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 Wicked Witch Actrise. (And that Actrise really was quite a piece of work...)

Tropes associated with Carrie:

Henry Oldrey

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? Wear a lot of armor and carry a gun.

Tropes associated with Henry:


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:


John Morris

The son of Quincy Morris from Bram Stoker's 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:
  • Blessed with Suck: He's blessed with the power to kill Dracula by wielding the Vampire Killer, but that cursed him with the inability to heal his wounds.
  • Broad Strokes: In Stoker's novel, Quincey Morris was one of Lucy's suitors and no children of his are mentioned.
  • Bus Crash: The Vampire Killer consumed his soul between Bloodlines and Portrait of Ruin.
  • Dub Name Change: Originally named Johnny Morris in the Japanese version, which is not much of a difference ("Johnny" is technically a common nickname for "John").
  • Mighty Glacier: He's a bit less nimble than Eric, but he hits a lot harder.
  • Posthumous Character: Some of John's character is revealed in Portrait of Ruin.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Since he didn't know how to properly use the Vampire Killer, he wasn't able to survive his injuries after beating Dracula.

Eric Lecarde

"Witness the might of the Alucard Spear!"
Voiced by (English): David Vincent (Portrait of Ruin), Stephanie Sheh (Castlevania: Judgment)
Voiced by (Japanese): Kohei Fukuhara (Portrait of Ruin), Yuko Sanpei (Castlevania: Judgment)

Eric is a nobleman whose 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 Castlevania: Bloodlines he's a Bishōnen, in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin he's a Cool Old Guy, and in Castlevania: Judgment he's a Wise Beyond Their Years child.

Tropes associated with Eric:

Elizabeth Bartley

A vampiress and neice to Dracula. She was executed in the 1600s but was revived by the witch Drolta in the eve of the Great War to revive Dracula.

Tropes associated with Elizabeth:
  • Big Bad: She serves as this with Drolta as her Dragon.
  • Climax Boss
  • Composite Character: With Carmilla in Judgment. Carmilla's profile mentions bathing in the blood of virgins, a pastime that the real Bathory would do. But it should be noted that Eric's ending in that game mentions that he went after Dracula's neice rather than Carmilla herself.
  • Easy-Mode Mockery: She dies after fighting her as Medusa on Easy mode. The Normal and Hard modes have the full fight.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Like good old Vlad Tepes, Erzsébet Báthory was upgraded to vampire status as "Elizabeth Bartley".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Japanese rendering of her name suggests that it is supposed to be "Erzsébet Báthory".
  • World War I: In the game's backstory, the Big Bad of the game, Elizabeth Bartley was the mastermind behind the Archduke of Austria's assassination, which started World War I.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The first phase of the fight has her take the form of Medusa.

Drolta Tzuentes

She is an mysterious old witch and a servant of Elizabeth, being the one who revived her. She obstructs the vampire hunters quest by controlling demons.

Tropes associated with Drolta:
  • Badass Decay: The American manual claims that she is an amateur who summoned Elizabeth by accident.
  • The Dragon: She serves as one to both Dracula and Elizabeth, appearing as the second phase of the final battle.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Drolta was based on on Bathory's real-life servant, Dorottya Szentes.
  • Magic from Technology: She constructed the game's first boss, the Armor Battler.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Japanese rendering of ther name leans towards "Dorotya Semtész"

    Portrait of Ruin 

Jonathan Morris

"We can take on anyone. No problem!"

Voiced by (English): Liam O'Brien
Voiced by (Japanese): Takahiro Sakurai

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:

Charlotte Aulin
Voiced by (English): Stephanie Sheh
Voiced by (Japanese): Yumi Kakazu

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

Originally named "Charlotte Orlean" during the beta period of the game's development, a Cute Witch 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:
  • Badass Adorable: A cute teenage witch with very powerful magic.
    • Badass Bookworm: Between her and Jonathan, she tends to act as the brains.
  • Berserk Button: "Jonathan! Stop treating me like a child!"
  • Black Magician Girl: Most of the spells she learns are offensive in nature.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Church Militant
  • Cute Witch: No hats, but the broom is spot on.
  • Death Glare: Every time her Berserk Button is pressed.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses books. That have weapons inside them.
  • Just a Kid: Everyone ridicules her as this, and she doesn't like it. Brauner, of all people, is the only one who doesn't treat her like this.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Jonathan's red. She is dressed in blue , uses long-distance magic and the one who usually analyzes the situation before acting.
  • The Tease: 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 Harmony of Despair, where she sounds a bit older and opts for a more flirtatious-sounding "You like that?"
  • True Blue Femininity
  • White Mage: 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 Red Mage.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Stella and Loretta

Voiced by (Japanese): Mariko Suzuki

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


This... is ART!
Voiced by (English): Jamieson Price
Voiced by (Japanese): Hisao Egawa

An artist whose daughters were killed during World War I, Brauner went insane from the grief and decided to become a vampire and Kill All Humans. 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 Big Damn Heroes 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 (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 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.

    Aria of Sorrow/Dawn of Sorrow 

Soma Cruz

"If I lose the battle... I want you to kill me."
Voiced by (English): Eric Davies (Harmony of Despair)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hikaru Midorikawa

A seemingly Ordinary High-School Student 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 to become the new Dracula. Soma confronts them and eventually prevails in resisting to become the new Dark Lord (again).

Tropes associated with Soma:
  • Alternate Character Reading: How his last name is rendered; the kanji gives it the furigana reading of "Kurusu".
  • Anti Anti Christ: 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 Longcoat: It was more badass in Aria, but the Dawn one is still awesome (it was watered down to be more practical).
  • Cursed with Awesome: Is Dracula's reincarnation. But hey, he gets to use all those nifty souls to kick ass!
  • Dark is Not Evil: He fights by absorbing the souls of his defeated enemies, yet remains a fairly Nice Guy.
  • Dub Name Change: Likewise, the "Kurusu" reading is kept in the Japanese versions with his nationality being Japanese; however, in the English versions, this becomes "Cruz" so it's explained by him being a foreign transfer student.
  • Evil Laugh: If Soma becomes the Dark Lord in Dawn, he gains an epic Evil Laugh that would give the old Drac a run for his money!
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Visually, his clothing (especially his long coat) resembles Dracula's, but with the color scheme inverted; Dracula primarily wears red and black whereas Soma wears blue and white.
  • I Am Who?: He does not know that he is the reincarnation of Dracula until near the good end or the bad end of Aria of Sorrow.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: He's the reincarnation of Dracula. This is made explicit in the opening cutscenes of Dawn of Sorrow.
  • Love Makes You Evil: If Soma does not wear the amulet he was given as he confronts Celia in the center of the castle, 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.
  • Mega Manning: The Power of Dominance manifests as this.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: 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.
  • Mystical White Hair: As long as he can prevent himself from becoming Dracula again.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Initially.
  • Pretty in Mink
  • Reincarnation Romance: Soma as Mathias/Dracula, and Mina as Elisabetha/Lisa.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Around Mina Hakuba, his Victorious Childhood Friend. It takes the sheer gravity of what he's been through (and 100% Completion) for him to even allow her to openly hold his hand at the end of Aria.
  • Slouch of Villainy: He IS Dracula's reincarnation, after all.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The romaji of his given name has a long vowel via an extra "u"; the non-lazy way of writing/typing it is "Souma".
  • Superpowered Evil Side: If the player is defeated while fighting the True Final Boss in Aria of Sorrow or makes the wrong choice in Dawn of Sorrow, this surfaces and Soma becomes Dracula.
  • Technical Pacifist: 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.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Soma's speciality, carried over from his previous lives.

Julius Belmont

"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), Tetsu Inada (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 "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 The Dark Side.

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

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

Tropes associated with Julius:
  • Author Avatar: Visually. He's essentially IGA with lighter brown hair.
  • Badass Beard: So far the only Belmont with facial hair, and quite impressive facial hair at that.
  • Badass Grandpa: 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.
  • Badass Longcoat: Just look at it! No wonder he killed Dracula for good!
  • Big Bad Friend: 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.
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: The remix/combination of "Heart of Fire/Don't Wait Until Night" became associated with him.
  • Cool Old Guy: See above.
  • Growing Up Sucks: 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.
  • Its Pronounced Tro Pay: Despite how he went by "J" for so long, his name is not pronounced with one. Everyone in Dawn says his name with a Y sound at the beginning.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia
  • Shout-Out: 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

"Ha ha ha. It's so much fun to tease you. But this is not the time to be fooling around."
Voiced by (English): Karen Strassman (Harmony of Despair)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroko Takahashi (Aria of Sorrow; created by her real name Ao Takahashi in Dawn of Sorrow and 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:


"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 too nervous to tell her.

Tropes associated with Hammer:
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Christmas Cake: An odd male example — he says stuff like "love is a young man's game" despite only being 34. Doubly strange since he's American.
  • Dummied Out: Was going to be playable in Dawn's Julius mode. A few voice clips hidden in Harmony of Despair hinted that Hammer may have been planned for that game as well. Unfortunately, no such luck.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite being a big, tough guy, he's not really into fighting.
  • Intrepid Merchant: It's implied that he gets his expanding inventory from exploring the castle.
  • Longing Look: He does this to Yoko in Dawn of Sorrow, according to Soma's chats with her.
  • Non-Action Guy

Mina Hakuba

"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 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:

Graham Jones

"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. 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:


A monster that 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:

Celia Fortner

"We do not desire the dark lord, per se. For god to be perfectly good, there must be a being of perfect darkness."
Voiced by (Japanese): Yuka Shioyama

The head priestess of a cult known as "With Light". She fervently believes that 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:
  • Big Bad: Essentially.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: If she manages to turn Soma into Dracula, he promptly kills her. If the honor goes to Dmitrii, he uses her as a sacrifice.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Kills (a doppelganger of) Mina in front of Soma's eyes in an effort to make him give in to his darkness.
  • Summon Magic: She never actually fights, but calls forth demons to her aid. She is likely responsible for the various monsters that appear throughout the game.
  • The Unfought: Soma never has the chance to fight her, as she is killed offscreen by Dmitrii, with her corpse serving as a sacrifice to aid him against Genya.

Dario Bossi

"Hunh? Whaddaya sayin'? I wanted to pummel that uppity jerk myself!"
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:

Dmitrii Blinov

"You dare pity me? Soon you shall be the one that will be pitied upon."
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:
  • Affably Evil: He is far less malicious than Dario, and repeatedly states that he is merely interested in learning the meaning behind his abilities. Until the end.
  • Back from the Dead: Via a Grand Theft Me.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The first time we see him, although the creature is called Malachi in this game.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His second death spawns one in the form of Menace, a gigantic amalgamation of every soul he absorbed.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: The dark lord's power overcomes him, killing him and turning his souls into Menace.
  • Grand Theft Me: Has his soul absorbed by Soma, copies his power of dominance, and then manages to possess a doppelganger to use as a new body.
  • My Soul Is Yours: When defeated, he promptly dies and Soma absorbs his soul, to his horror.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: 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.
  • Power Copying: His inherent ability.
  • Power-Up Letdown: 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Dario's red. Not only he's dressed in mainly blue, he is calm for most the time and plots his plans carefully.
  • The Starscream: He promptly takes the position of Big Bad from Celia upon his revival.



"My name is Aeon. Shall we begin the first trial?"
Voiced by (English): Ezra Weisz
Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroshi Kamiya

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:
  • Arc Number: 13. The number...
    • ...of warriors Aeon summons in his crusade.
    • ...of hits in his Limit Break, Requiem of the 13th Hour.
    • ...of hours in his clock.
    • ...of soul keys needed to confront the Time Reaper in the True Story Mode.
  • The Chosen One: 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."
  • Evolving Attack: 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 Kamehame Hadoken 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 Limit Break.
  • Expy: Of St. Germain from Curse of Darkness; his alternate color scheme even matches his outfit.
  • High-Class Glass: Unlike St. Germain, he doesn't normally wear the appropriate top hat.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses a "Clock Blade", which looks like an enlarged, weaponized minute hand of a clock that is used as a spear.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Hour of Judgement - Suffer the March of Time.
  • Leitmotif: "Darkness of Fear", a remix of Judgement's main theme.
  • Limit Break: Requiem of the 13th Hour, where Aeon taunts the enemy (one for each member of the roster) and strikes them with 12 short swords and one final longsword.
  • Place Beyond Time: The time rift; in addition, it is revealed that he has no home time.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong/Time Police: His goal is to stop a plot by Galamoth of Kid Dracula and Symphony of the Night fame to dispose of Dracula in the past, replace him, and, you guessed it, Take Over the World.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Stealth Mentor: To the point of imparting words of wisdom to his opponent before landing the final blow.
  • The Stoic: Very composed and collected despite the dire situation of the timeline being at risk by the Time Reaper. Though some of his words do reflect some disapproval and even disappointment at times, he definitely doesn't show it on his face.
    • Not So Stoic: When he confronts the Time Reaper himself, his tone noticeably sounds more irate.
      Aeon: You will pay for disrupting the flow of time. Your hour is up!
  • Time Master: 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.
  • Time Stands Still: One of his specialties, as well as his strongest variation of Hour of Judgement, Behold Absolute Power.
  • Verbal Tic: He is in love with the word "time". Loves making puns with it, too.


"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: