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

For tropes specific to the [[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 2017 Netflix animation]], click [[Characters/Castlevania2017 here]].

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

[[folder:Main Villains]]

->''"Ha! Mankind. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters A cesspit of hatred and lies]]. Fight for them, then, and die for their sins"''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/GaryChalk (''Captain N''), Wornell Jones (Perfect Selection Dracula album, Beginning track), Michael G. (''Symphony of the Night, Castlevania 64''), Harald Gjerd (''Castlevania 64'' as Malus), Creator/CrispinFreeman (''Lament of Innocence''), Douglas Rye (''Curse of Darkness, Portrait of Ruin''), Creator/PatrickSeitz (''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles Dracula X Chronicles]]'' and onwards), Charles Glover (''Castlevania: The Arcade''), Ric Dorr (Castlevania Tribute Vol.1 album, Vampire Killer track), Creator/GrahamMcTavish ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroya Ishimaru (''Rondo of Blood''), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Most games starting with ''Symphony of the Night''), Nobuhiko Kazama (Lament of Innocence), Mahito Ōba (''Curse of Darkness''), Creator/JojiNakata (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''), Creator/NaoyaUchida ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Latin American): Creator/CarlosSegundo ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!"Played" by: [[Creator/ChristopherLee Christopher Bee]] (VideoGame/CastlevaniaI)

Good ol' {{Dracula}}, the King of Vampires you all know. While he originally started out as UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler, a typo of his age in an instructional manual led to him being much older. Thereafter he was first a [[TheStrategist genius war strategist]] named Mathias Cronqvist. After his wife Elisabetha died, Mathias used his friend Leon Belmont to steal the soul of a powerful vampire named Walter Bernhard with the Crimson Stone, gaining the allegiance of Death. He reveals that he has forsaken {{God}}, who took away his wife, and will continue to curse Him for eternity. He retreats and changes his name to Vlad Tepes, while Leon [[BadassBoast swears to]] kill an entire time of day.

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

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

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

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

* AffablyEvil: He might be the lord of darkness, but he tends to be fairly formal with his enemies, if a bit smug, and he genuinely loves his son and late wives.
* TheAntiGod: According to ''Aria'' and ''Dawn of Sorrow'', he's the EvilCounterpart to {{God}}.
* ArchnemesisDad: Towards Alucard.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: He loves to give this kind of speech after his defeats. He's right, too.
-->'''Dracula''': "It was not by my own hand that I am once again given flesh."
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In the 2D games, almost all of his non-OneWingedAngel forms can only be damaged by [[BoomHeadshot hitting his head]]. Possibly a reference to how [[FridgeBrilliance classic vampires must be decapitated before they can be properly killed.]]
* BackFromTheDead: To the point of JokerImmunity.
* BadassBaritone: He's usually given a pretty deep voice.
* BadassCape: Wouldn't be Dracula without it.
* BadassMustache: Most of his incarnations have one.
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Dracula is the Dark Lord, a mandatory position that serves as the balance to {{God}} on Earth.
* BigBad: Usually. In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'', and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'', he is more of a GreaterScopeVillain.
* BigBadFriend: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' is one big BatmanGambit by [[TreacherousAdvisor Mathias]], [[TheChessmaster manipulating]] [[UnwittingPawn everyone]] from Leon to Sara to Rinaldo to Walter so that he can obtain the power he needs in his fanatical battle against a God [[GodIsEvil he believes to be wicked.]]
* BoomerangBigot: He despises humans even though (or because) he used to be one and is guilty of everything he accuses his former fellow men of.
* BreakoutCharacter: He's the most consistent presence in the series and has gained the most dimension. In the "Lords of Shadow" continuity, they just dropped the pretense and straight-up made him the main character.
* CasanovaWannabe: Every time a lovely woman winds up in his domain, such as with Richter's girlfriend and Shanoa in ''Order of Eclessia'', he offers her a chance to rule by his side for eternity. It's never worked. In all of his centuries on this earth, he's only ever managed to woo two women, and one's implied to be the previous woman reincarnated.
* TheChessmaster: You can always expect his plans for his minions to revive him to work every time the time comes for him to be resurrected, even if he's not at full power.
* CreepyChild: As Malus in ''Castlevania [=N64=]''.
* ClassyCravat: Because he's WickedCultured.
* {{Determinator}}: No matter how many times Vampire Hunters, Witches, and even his own son blow through his castle and kill him, he just [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Will.Not.Stay.Dead.]] and will continue with his war on humanity every time without ever giving up on it.
* DimensionLord: His existence as a Dark Lord is what maintains the [[{{Hell}} Abyss]] a realm consisting of 6 separate hells filled with tortured souls he uses to create the monsters that populate his castle. The [[ChaosArchitecture castle itself]] can also qualify as its own dimension as it's a symbol of not only Dracula's will, but the chaos within humanity itself.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely loved both of his wives, and although Alucard has all but disowned him as a father, Dracula still holds a place in his hardened heart for his son. In fact, it is also implied that the death of his wives (the latter wife via [[BurnTheWitch witch burning]]) was also [[FreudianExcuse the reason]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds why he even became evil]].
* EvilIsBurningHot: He is generally associated with fire, especially his trademark triple fireball.
* EvilLaugh: Tends to do this a lot when he's fought in his first form.
* EvilOverlord: One of gaming's biggest examples. "Dark Lord" is his official title and occupation even.
* FaithHeelTurn: When Elisabetha died while Mathias was out fighting in the Crusades, the grief-stricken man didn't take this well. With the progression of time, his renouncement of God [[RageAgainstTheHeavens escalated to new heights]].
* FinalBoss: It would be easier to count how many games ''don't'' have him as this.
* {{Foil}}: To the entire Belmont Clan. While each of its members is able to overcome the tragedies that befall them and their loved ones, Dracula threw a diabolical tantrum when his wife died and continues to besiege humanity because he just can't get over her (and Lisa's) death.
* FreudianExcuse: See EvenEvilHasLovedOnes.
* GenreBlind: So much that he's almost ''drowning'' in it. You'd think that by his third or so defeat at the hands of a Belmont or one of their allies that Dracula would take precautions such as sending out his legions post-mortem to kill the potential heirs before they reach maturity or setting up {{death trap}}s early on, yet he's confident that the Belmonts pose no threat (despite his track record proving otherwise).
* AGlassOfChianti: Naturally the vampire-specific version, A Glass Of Blood. He'll often toss the glass and let it shatter on the floor just before he rises from his throne to whoop ass.
* GodOfEvil: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'' reveals that the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil dictates that he is the ''evil opposite of God''.
* GoodHairEvilHair: When it is not slicked back, it's usually [[MessyHair not combed]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: In many of the games, Dracula isn't an active threat until very late in the game, assuming he directly shows up at all. However, that doesn't mean people wanting to revive him won't step in for him.
* HannibalLecture: Gives one in the Castlevania Tribute Vol.1 album.
* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Dracula]]: Happens fairly often. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' are some examples.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He's partially responsible for the creation of the Vampire Killer whip and because he failed to slay Leon at the very beginning of his feud with the Belmonts, it's the primary weapon that has felled him time and time again.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: His rationale for destroying humanity.
-->'''Dracula''': "Your own kind called me forth with praise and tribute."
* HumanoidAbomination: In this series, he's really much more this than a standard vampire. In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'', it's confirmed that he's literally ''the opposite of {{God}}''.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Despite his HeelRealization in ''Symphony Of The Night'', he's unable to let go of his anger and would return again and again until he's finally put to rest in 1999.
* JiveTurkey: Courtesy of the ''Perfect Selection'' album, with his opening lines ending with a nice "Awwww Yeah!".
* JokerImmunity: No matter how often he's killed, he seems to always come back. However...
* KilledOffForReal: Dracula's soul was finally put to rest when an alliance of vampire hunters sealed away Castlevania in 1999, letting Julius Belmont permanently kill him. With Draculas soul released from the evil that had empowered it, it reentered the wheel of reincarnation and was [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated as Soma Cruz]].
* LargeHam: Just look at some of his quotes! The Japanese voice track in particular has him be voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto, the king of hammy ''seiyuu''.
** EvilIsHammy: Mathias managed to be composed, even while cementing himself as a MagnificentBastard. All bets were off once he became Dracula.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dance of Illusions"/"Illusionary Dance" has become the iconic song for the battle with Dracula, having been used in ''Rondo of Blood'', ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX Dracula X]]'', ''Symphony of the Night'', ''Castlevania 64'', ''Legacy of Darkness'', ''Circle of the Moon'', ''Judgment'', and ''Harmony of Despair''. [[spoiler:It even shows up in Julius Mode of ''Dawn of Sorrow'', when you have to face [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Soma as the new Dark Lord]] [[CallBack in a battle almost directly lifted from earlier battles with Drac]].]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Lost two wives; one to sickness, the other to witch hunters. [[UnstoppableRage He did not take this well]].
** Might do him in again depending on whether Soma outlives Mina. [[spoiler:Mina's apparent murder is the trigger for his bad ending in ''Dawn''.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: He is said to manipulate those who want to KillAllHumans as much as he does.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Gained this view after Lisa was killed.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Realizes he inadvertendly denied Lisa her final wish by seeking revenge on mankind for her death when Alucard reveals that her final words had been to forgive humanity for their actions. Unfortunatley, he isn't able to let go of his hate, and the next time he returns he's still the same old bastard.
* NotMeThisTime: He doesn't appear in Harmony of Dissonance, but his power does as "Dracula Wraith"
* NumberOfTheBeast: He tends to have 6,666 HP in Metroidvania games.
* OneWingedAngel: Most of the time since the first game. Drops it a few times here and there, notably in ''Order of Ecclesia'', but still hellishly tough.
** In some of said games, it just gets replaced with TurnsRed (''[=OoE=]'' included, though it's more of a Unfurls Cape and Gets Belmont-Trademarked Pimp Walk).
** Dracula has a ''ridiculous'' number of different OneWingedAngel forms and strategies. A list of them can be found [[ here.]]
** Occasionally becomes BishonenLine.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: ''Really'' different, seeing as how he's more like {{Satan}} than anything else.
** VampiresAreSexGods: Even as Dracula, he had a beautiful, loving wife (although it's very possible that [[FreakinessShame she saw the good in him]]). He also has a MadLove PsychoSupporter in the form of the [[{{Stripperiffic}} evil]] [[MsFanservice sexbomb]] [[TheVamp Carmilla]].
* PowerWalk: In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''.
* PublicDomainCharacter: One of the oldest.
* PrettyInMink[=/=]FurAndLoathing: As Mathias.
** Soma rocks a fur coat in ''Aria'' too.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The {{Big Bad}} of the series, and he's usually garbed in this.
* ReincarnationRomance: It's heavily implied that Lisa is the reincarnation of Elisabetha. The implications even extend to Soma Cruz and Mina Hakuba, who's suggested to be the next incarnation of these two women (similar to how Soma is Mathias/Dracula), much like Mina Harker ([[ShoutOutThemeNaming note the similar-sounding surnames]]) from ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Dracula is resurrected in most of the games, the better for the player to have someone to fight. The exact methods vary.
* {{Retcon}}: All indications suggest that Castlevania's Dracula was originally intended to be Vlad Tepes Dracula, as ''Dracula's Curse'' is the first time Dracula is fought and the game takes place in 1476, which is when the real Tepes died. Alucard also laments over killing his father, something he probably wouldn't do if he knew his father was just going to come back in a hundred years. But then someone screwed up Dracula's age in the ''Symphony of the Night'' manual, IGA decided to just run with it, and ''Lament of Innocence'' was produced.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Drac loves his thrones.
* SmugSnake: The only Belmont he ever viewed as a true threat was his former friend, Leon. He has a low opinion of every subsequent Belmont that comes after him, opting to try to kill them with his unholy might to the bitter end instead of retreating.
* SympathyForTheDevil: In ''Symphony of the Night'', we learn Dracula's motivations for evil stem from his wife Lisa being burned at the stake for practicing medicine. ''Lament of Innocence'' reveals his first wife Elisabetha also died, which also motivated him to evil.
* TakeThat: His will to live forever is a form of this towards God's decree of limited human life.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As Mathias. As Dracula, his appearance varies from game to game, going from a young man (as seen in Rondo of Blood), middle-aged with dark hair, to old and grey. While not the [[{{Bishonen}} Biseinen]] Mathias is, Dracula is more often than not quite dashing. As of ''Symphony of the Night'', Dracula's standard appearance is usually that of an older, moustachioed Alucard.
* TeleportSpam: A staple of all of his fights.
* ThisCannotBe: Many times when he's defeated.
* TheTrickster: As Mathias, he fooled Leon so he could get the Crimson Stone and become Dracula. Definitely a great example of a trickster.
* TranquilFury: In the Netflix series, when he learns of Lisa's death. He has an even tone with the woman he told to leave Wallachia and the people of Targoviste he declares war upon. Averted immediately after those scenes, when he's seen smashing up part of his home in a fit of rage.
* UnknownRival: He became an earthbound demiurge to defy, spite, and hopefully defeat the deity he purports to be the antithesis of, but in a fitting twist of irony, God pays him little (if any) mind and Dracula is instead defeated and slain again and again by the descendants of the friends he betrayed to become a vampire.
* VillainousBSOD: Implied to have suffered a massive one by his final defeat in ''Symphony of the Night'', when he learns Lisa's true last words.
* VillainTeleportation: And follows it right up with a triple fireball or a twin meteor.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tempts Leon with the gift of immortality and the chance of serving as his right-hand man. Leon resists, Mathias sics Death on him. Also tries with his son Alucard, in the dialogue preceding the final boss battle Dracula states he will vanquish the human part within Alucard so his son can rule a world of darkness with his father, Dracula fails of course.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: His main motivation for trying to ruin the world and go against God is because of his wife dying. Twice.



->''"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 (''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]]'', ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderofEcclesia Order of Ecclesia]]''), Douglas Rye (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''), David Lodge (Harmony of Despair)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator: Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (Rondo of Blood), Creator/MasaharuSato (''Symphony of the Night, Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness'' and ''Harmony of Despair''), Takuo Kawamura (Harmony of Dissonance), Creator/TetsuInada (Aria of Sorrow, Dawn of Sorrow), Yukitoshi Hori (Curse of Darkness as Zead), Yasuhiko Tokuyama (Portrait of Ruin), Masaru Suzuki (Order of Ecclesia), Kōichi Sakaguchi (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!"Played" by: [[Creator/BelaLugosi Belo Lugosi]] (VideoGame/CastlevaniaI)

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

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

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

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


[[folder:''Lament of Innocence'']]

!!Leon Belmont


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

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

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

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

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

!!Walter Bernhard


->''"Welcome. I have been waiting, Leon."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/JamiesonPrice
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Yukimasa Kishino

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

Tropes associated with Walter:
%%* AffablyEvil
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Walter's fate, it's a lot more terrifying than it sounds.
* BadassBaritone: God Bless you, Jamieson Price.
* BadassCape: Coupled with his darkly-colored armor and clothing, Walter is one of the more physically-imposing (humanoid) villains.
%%* BarbarianLongHair
* BloodKnight: Seeks excitement as a means to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever pass the time]].
* EvilOverlord: Ruled the castle long before Dracula did.
* EvilRedhead: Tying in with the old tradition of vampires being redheads, particularly of the moroii variety.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He wants others to come after ''him''. See "BloodKnight" above.
* MeaningfulName: Walter's name stems from the Germanic root ''wald'', meaning "to rule". Translated into Slavonic, it becomes ''volod'', which has a name form: "[[{{UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler}} Vlad]]"
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: He has NighInvulnerability... except when faced by the awesome power of the Vampire Killer.
* PeekABangs: acts as a veil, a way of representing his magical powers, and separates himself from normal men.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: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): [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam O'Brien]]
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HiroshiKamiya

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

* AxCrazy: As a result of being imprisoned and starved. His [[ artwork]] really helps drive home just how disturbed he is.
* BerserkButton: His defeat at the hands of Walter and his imprisonment are very sore spots, and he cannot stand it when anyone mentions them.
* CannotCrossRunningWater: As a vampire, water is like acid to him, and a waterfall is what prevents him from escaping his prison.
* CruelMercy: What was done to him by his former master. Walter spared his life after defeating him, only to lock him up in a solitary prison, leave him to perpetually starve and to unwillingly guard one of the keys to Walter's inner sanctum.
* FemmeFatalons: A male example. He sports claw-like nails not only on his fingers, but according to his [[ artwork]], on his toes as well.
* {{Foil}}: To Walter. Color scheme and appearance.
* KamehameHadoken: One of his [[LimitBreak limit breaks]].
* LaughingMad: When he [[spoiler: finally defeats Walter and becomes lord of his castle.]]
* MindOverMatter: Uses psychokinesis to wield ''[[DualWielding five]]'' swords.
%%* ReverseShrapnel
* SlouchOfVillainy: Does this [[spoiler:after killing Walter and taking his castle]].
* SoreLoser: Hints at this with his conversation before challenging Leon:
-->'''Leon:''' Why is a vampire locked away here?
-->'''[[HairTriggerTemper Joachim:]]''' '''[[BigShutUp Shut up!]]'''
-->'''Leon:''' [perplexed]
-->'''Joachim:''' Damn Walter, I would have won weren't not for his ebony stone.

!!Rinaldo Gandolfi


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

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.

* BadassGrandpa: He was a capable fighter before Walter bested him.
* CoolOldGuy
* CrusadingWidower: Rinaldo attempted to kill Walter after his family's deaths, but the whip had no effect on Walter. Walter allowed Rinaldo to live near the castle and help other vampire hunters, as he thought it would make the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame "game"]] more interesting.
* HeartbrokenBadass
* ShopKeeper
* WhipItGood: He created what would become the Vampire Killer, and helped unlock its true power.

!!Sara Trantoul

->''"If my soul can save others, then I won't die in vain. I do not want anyone else to suffer my fate."''
!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/MelissaFahn
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Yumi Tōma

* ArchNemesis: She's Dracula's longest standing nemesis, even if the latter doesn't realize it, since [[spoiler: she's the Vampire Killer]].
* DisposableWoman: Unlike the others, she at least gets a bit of screen time. And has a lot more tropes...
* DistressedDamsel: Leon journeys to Eternal Night to rescue her from Walter.
* EmpathicWeapon: [[spoiler: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 worth; just ask Jonathan]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When she willingly [[spoiler:fused her soul to become the Vampire Killer]]. She should be crowned a saint for that.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:A rare weapon example; the [[WhipItGood Vampire Killer]] '''is''' Sara.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: She considers being a vampire this. Also, [[spoiler:she's still stuck inside the whip, even after Julius "permanently" kills Dracula, and later Soma.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: Leon feels lucky to have met such a sweet lady, with a nice personality. Until she becomes the [[spoiler:Vampire Killer]] in the hope of stopping [[spoiler:Mathias]], as the Belmonts use her to plow through his forces.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: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.]]
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:The Belmonts are using the soul of Leon's lover]] all this time]].
* UnwittingPawn: it's implied she figured it out when Leon felt her anger, as she sensed [[spoiler:Mathias has become a vampire.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In a way, as she actually preferred to be [[spoiler:sealed in the Whip of Alchemy to create the Vampire Killer, so Leon can permanently kill Walter, and later have his descendants hunt down Mathias.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: If you haven't played ''Lament of Innocence'', chances are you don't even know her; hell, she's not even acknowledged in recent games, her presence is only implied. But considering the Belmonts can't hunt the night without her, she is worth your respect.
* WhipItGood: [[spoiler:Her fate as the Vampire Killer]].



!!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.

* ActionGirl: She's just as willing able to fight demons as the rest of her clan.
* BabiesEverAfter: She's shown holding her newborn infant in the epilogue of ''Legends''.
%%* BraidsOfAction
%%* LeotardOfPower
* MagicKnight: Sonia does not make use of subweapons. Instead, defeating boss monsters grants her various magical powers, such as the ability to heal herself or obliterate everything on the screen. She can also enter a [[SuperMode Burning Mode]] which improves her movement speed, damage and makes her invincible.
* PregnantBadass: ''Implied''. She and Alucard are hinted to have a thing for each other, he seals himself away after they spar, and the full ending shows that she gave birth not long after Dracula's defeat (looking exactly the same age), which is described as carrying "the bloodline of dark ways". The implication that the Belmonts may be related to Dracula starting with Trevor might have been a contributing factor for IGA's decision to leave it out of his timeline.
* RetGone: IGA took her out of his ''Castlevania'' timeline.
%%* ShesGotLegs
* ShowSomeLeg: You thought Isaac was the first to wear kinky boots in battle? Think again!
* {{Stripperiffic}} It appears that dressing as a stripper is not limited to male Belmonts.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Subtly implied during her exchanges with Alucard. Official art definitely gives off this impression.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Reportedly, a woman warrior being accepted in the 1400s broke IGA's, and that's why her game was removed from the timeline.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.


[[folder:''Dracula's Curse'']]

!!Trevor Belmont


->''"I am Trevor Belmont of the House of Belmont, and dying has never frightened me."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/SteveStaley (Curse of Darkness), Creator/GideonEmery (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''), Creator/RichardArmitage ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Symphony of the Night) Creator/YasunoriMasutani (Curse of Darkness), Creator/TakashiKondo (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''), Creator/RyotaroOkiayu ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Latin American): Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])

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

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

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: At his time, his family was feared due to their power, prompting him to fight Dracula to prove that his family is good.
* AntiHero: In the Netflix cartoon, he's portrayed as a down on his drunkard disillusioned from his family being banished by the church and didn't really give a damn about the demon invasion at first. His encounter with Sypha and Alucard convince him to go after Dracula.
* BadassLongcoat: In ''[=CoD=]'' and all Pachislot slot machines, ''including'' III which takes place in the ''Dracula's Curse'' storyline.
* BarbarianLongHair: In ''Curse of Darkness'', he sports long hair.
* BattleCouple: Along with Sypha. Though inverted in that they're a fighting duo first before getting married.
* BigBrotherMentor: Grant sees him as this, along with being a part of his TrueCompanions.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: 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).
* DubNameChange: In Japanese versions, his name is Ralph Belmond in ''Dracula's Curse'' and Ralph C. Belmont in ''Symphony of the Night''.
* EyepatchOfPower: Has this in ''Judgment''.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Gets a few physical combos sprinkled into his ''[=CoD=]'' moveset.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar on his face around his left eye in ''Curse of Darkness''. It's stated in the ''Judgment'' manual that it (along with another scar on his chest) was incurred during his fight with Dracula, although he also wears an eyepatch in that game; presumably, he wears it since it's still healing, as he threatens to pay Dracula back for his scars but doesn't specifically call any attention to his eye.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix adaptation]] of the game, he already has a scar over his left eye for unknown reasons.
* HenpeckedHusband: Subtly and hilariously implied with his winning quote against Sypha in ''Judgment'':
-->I fought fair and won the day. If only that was true in the household.
* HeroAntagonist: At first, to Hector in ''[=CoD=]''.
* JackOfAllStats: Out of the four heroes in ''Dracula's Curse'', he's the balanced one. Strongest basic attack. Greatest variety of subweapons. Tied for strongest defense. Second-longest attack range.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Personality-wise in ''Curse of Darkness'' -- [[HumbleHero he's quick to point out]] to Hector that he didn't beat Dracula alone; he had a LOT of help from people just as brave as him.
** Literally according to Grant in ''Akumajou Densetsu''. He offers to join as the speedster because Trevor's heavy armour's gotta be slowing him down.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Beginning" is strongly associated with Trevor, and he has "Belmont The Legend" as his boss theme in ''Curse of Darkness''.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: "C." What it stands for is unrevealed, but it's most likely meant to be "Christopher", whom is mentioned in the original Japanese manual of ''Castlevania'' as Simon's ancestor and was used in a different game.
* OfficialCouple: With Sypha.
* PutOnABus: In ''Curse of Darkness'', Trevor all but disappears after he's [[spoiler:attacked by Isaac while he's weakened from his battle with Hector. Julia mentions that she's hospitalized him, but he isn't in any condition to fight.]]
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: 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): Creator/KirkThornton (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Masaya Onosaka (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

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

* BadassNormal: Neither holy, nor magical/supernatural, nor a Belmont.
%%* BadassesWearBandanas
* DeadpanSnarker: In ''Judgment''. It doesn't hurt his reputation as the "Spider-Man" of ''Castlevania''.
* DemotedToExtra: Trevor reappears in ''Curse of Darkness'', Sypha gets to have a lot of descendants, Grant was given nothing at all until ''Judgment''.
** What's more, while Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' was conceived and plays out like a colossal ShoutOut to ''Dracula's Curse'', it lacks a Grant counterpart in any form; you can switch between Julius, Yoko, and Alucard. Apparently they were originally going to include Hammer in Julius Mode as the Grant analogue, but seemingly couldn't justify a hearty tough guy like Hammer playing like a FragileSpeedster.
*** Even more, in the 3rd Pachislot games, revolving around ''Dracula's Curse'', Grant is absent while Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard got in (and even Sypha gets a 3D render of her original, non-''Judgment'' art, while Alucard also gets a 3D render of his {{Bishonen}} form in ''Symphony of the Night''). The best Grant got is a 8-bit cameo in the exposition demo.
*** He does get [[ThrowTheDogABone a bone thrown at him]] in ''Judgment'', though; he's recognized as one of the "Legendary Three Heroes" and rises to prominence as the man who helped rebuild Wallachia.
*** Another thrown bone, although extremely obscure: a novel serving as a sequel of ''Dawn of Sorrow'' featured a descendant of Grant called Michelle Danasty, as a secondary protagonist along with an apprentice of Julius unaffiliated with any big families, Curtis Lang.
** He did get an appearance in ''Symphony of the Night'' and ''Portrait of Ruin'', appearing as a trio of zombie bosses along with Trevor and Sypha.
** He also once again took absence in [[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 the Netflix series]], not being seen anywhere in season 1.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: At the end of the day... he got a wife and descendants.
* FragileSpeedster: Second worst constitution, but makes up for it with wall-climbing.
* GhostPirate: According to the manual. Perhaps it's just referring to his cursed zombie-like form in the clock tower. Then again, there are those mummy wrappings...
* KnifeNut: This aspect of him is played up in ''Judgment''.
* LeanAndMean: Subverted in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''. 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.
* TrueCompanions: What he believes he and Trevor to be right from the start in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse CV3]]'''s Japanese script.
* {{Pirate}}: He has this design in ''Dracula's Curse''.
* PunnyName: Apparently ''not'' intentional.
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Trevor in regards to Sypha. According to ''Judgment'', he was so jealous of this status that he didn't even show up to their wedding. However, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he gets over it]] and wishes the couple good tidings in the future.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Dracula's Curse''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's Danusty in the game, but [=DaNasty=] in the manual and Danasty in ''Judgment''.
* ThemeNaming: Danasty is taken from the name of a family that were enemies of Vlad Tepes: Dinesti.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Implied by the Fake Grant in Portrait of Ruin to be pork ramen.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: 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]]).
* WallCrawl: 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): Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''), Alejandra Reynoso ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/AmiKoshimizu (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment''), Ayaka Shimoyamada ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Latin American): Valentina Souza ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])

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

* AndIMustScream: Trevor finds her petrified in stone and frees her, and it was implied that she was conscious the whole time.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Not so rough in personality, but you get the idea.
* BoomerangBigot: In her ''Judgment'' appearance, she is extremely prejudiced against those who are in any way aligned to darkness, even if it's only the source of their powers. This despite the fact she's a witch who calls upon the spirits of the dead to grant her ElementalPowers and is thusly condemned by the very church she serves so fervently -- their official stance is that she is no different than the very creatures she hunts. Her storyline's boss fight is against Carmilla, who calls her on this.
* CleavageWindow: She sports one in her Pachislot art.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her backstory was fleshed out in ''Judgment'', stating that the creatures of the night under Carmilla flat out slaughtered her brethren in front of her before she was taken to the monastery. It does explain why she's that much of a KnightTemplar.
* DashingHispanic: Its implied she originated from Spain due to her surname. In the Netflix animation, she gets a Hispanic accent to reflect on that.
* DefrostingIceQueen: ''Judgment''-unique. According to her ''Judgment'' personality, she [[VanHelsingHateCrimes persecutes all that even dare wield dark powers]], and is a bit bitchy in doing her job. By the end of ''Dracula's Curse'', however, it is implied that she... got better by spending time with Trevor (or [[BreakTheHaughty being captured and petrified then saved by Trevor does humble her a bit]]). This is totally absent in ''Castlevania III'''s JP iteration, where she's formal and amiable. In the Pachislot III re-interpretation, she is also much warmer from the get-go.
* DemotedToExtra: Many fans have expressed concern that Sypha is nowhere to be seen in the ''Pachislot Akumajo Dracula'' games, while Trevor is aided by a new girl, Angela. To be fair, her being Trevor's wife might have something to do with it, but it still brings up questions, since she can defend herself just fine. The justification is that Pachislot ''I'' & ''II'' is supposedly taking place in an AlternateUniverse of ''Curse of Darkness'', and Sypha is not present there by default.
** She does show up ([[FanservicePack with a new design closer to her original design, but being more obviously feminine than mysterious]]) in the third pachislot title, which is set during the events of ''III''.
* FantasticRacism: In ''Judgment'', she evidences a hatred of any who bear any connection to the darkness. This means her storyline-important fights are against Cornell and Shanoa, and she gets extra-vehement dialogue before a fight with Golem or Alucard.
* FireIceLightning: Her three basic elemental spells.
** ''Judgment'' adds [[DishingOutDirt earth]] and [[BlowYouAway wind]]-elemental spells to her repertoire.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Ever since her debut, she has been getting less mysterious and the fact that she's a woman has become more blatant. First, impersonators never seem to put on her hood, then ''Judgment'' gave her a nice pair of breasts, but with a different overall design. Pachislot gave her an upgrade of her classic outfit, but in addition to her hood often falling down revealing golden hair and an obviously feminine face, she's also given a pink skirt.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Her KnightTemplar status in ''Judgment'' 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 [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Alucard]] in this timeline) and [[{{Hypocrite}} even though she herself is a witch]].
%%* HotWitch
* InTheHood: Her outfit in ''Dracula's Curse''. Occasionally in ''Pachislot'' too, but it tends to go off.
* JigglePhysics: In ''Judgment''.
* KnightTemplar: The Sypha in ''Judgment'' shows that she was this before she met Trevor and Alucard, as she's quick to try and kill any creature of the night (including [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Cornell, Alucard]], [[GentleGiant Golem]], and [[BadPowersGoodPeople Shanoa]]), labelling them "evil without chance of redemption". [[{{Hypocrite}} You would think as a witch, she'd know personally that not all creatures of the night are evil.]]
* LadyOfBlackMagic: She's feminine, graceful, and a capable witch.
* MagicWand: In artwork, as well as ''Judgment''.
* NoOntologicalInertia: She is restored from her petrification as soon as the cyclops dies.
* OfficialCouple: With Trevor.
* SamusIsAGirl: 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 [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold long blonde hair]] and leans against him. However, her gender was never hidden in the original Japanese, or in any games after ''CVIII''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the credits, her name is listed as "Syfa Velnumdes" despite it being "Sypha Belnades" in the manual (the Japanese version displays it as "Sypha Velnumdes" in English). Either way, the last name might be a corruption of "Fernandez", as noted with Carrie Fernandez (see below).
** In ''Harmony of Dissonance'', her name is spelled as [[MyHeroZero Cipher]]. Considering the little amount of story thus far (only existing so the Belmonts can have magic), it's almost fitting... until ''Judgment'' fixed her name back to Sypha.
* SquishyWizard: Lower constitution than Grant, but damn it, those spells!
* SweetPollyOliver: In her first game, she was introduced doing this to help avoid being persecuted. Subsequent appearances have dropped this angle, though.
** Played straight in the [[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix animation]], where she dresses just like the male Speakers and wears her hair short. She explains its safer for her to travel this way.
* SilkHidingSteel: Only in ''CVIII''.
* TakenForGranite: This turns horrific when you realize that her original (Japanese) dialogue implies that she was ''[[AndIMustScream conscious and aware]]'' the whole time she was a rock.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Implied by the Fake Sypha in Portrait of Ruin to be cream sode.

!!Adrian F. Tepes (Alucard)

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->''"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), Creator/YuriLowenthal (''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]], VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Harmony of Despair''), James Callis ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (''Symphony of the Night, Dawn of Sorrow, Harmony of Despair''), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (''Aria of Sorrow''), Creator/MamoruMiyano (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Nocturne of Recollection''), Creator/ShinichiroMiki ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])
!!!!!!Voiced by (Latin American): Creator/JoseAntonioMacias ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])

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 he offered his services to Trevor Belmont after being bested, but his first experience with a Belmont was actually Sonia ([[{{Retcon}} at least before IGA removed her adventure from the timeline]]), which explained why he was asleep when Trevor found him in the first place. After beating his father, Alucard promptly got himself back to his slumber again...

...only to awaken again over three hundred years later. Nobody's around to investigate Dracula's castle, so Alucard goes in himself. He meets up with Richter's ally Maria, who tells him of Richter Belmont's disappearance. He later finds that he's been {{Brainwashed}} by the dark priest Shaft and used in a plot to resurrect Dracula. Alucard frees Richter and defeats his father once again, last seen retreating to his slumber before Maria gives chase to attempt to talk him out of it.

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.

%%* AloofAlly
* {{Alucard}}: Adrian took this name as a way to oppose his father.
* AmazonChaser: Sonia's a female Belmont; [[BadassFamily it was almost a given]] that she'd gear up to effortlessly send Drac right back to Hell. At the very least, Alucard holds her in this regard.
* AntagonisticOffspring: A heroic example, against his father Dracula.
* AscendedExtra: 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 BreakoutCharacter.
* TheAtoner: A few games have hinted that part of Alucard's "family business" with Dracula is to atone for his father's wrongdoings.
* BadassBaritone: His original ''Symphony'' English voice is fantastically smooth.
* BadassCape: His ''Symphony'' sprites show his cape flowing around as he kicks ass.
* BadassLongCoat: He has a cape and a longcoat.
* BadassInANiceSuit: As Arikado he wears a black suit and dyed his hair black.
* BagOfSpilling: In ''Castlevania III'', he could turn into a bat and throw {{Hellfire}} right from the get-go. In ''Symphony'', he inexplicably has to search for and regain most of his abilities, although all of his spells can be used right from the start, as long as you know the inputs.
* BerserkButton: Messing with his mother is a terrible idea, as the succubus learned the hard way.
* BigGood: As Arikado.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's a tall, slender young man with beautiful long white hair. {{Averted}} in his original [=CVIII=] design, where he looks more like a stereotypical vampire- though still handsome going off of his manual art.
* BreakoutCharacter: 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 [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld practically]] [[{{Immortality}} immortal]], making him the sole recurring hero with the best chance of reappearing in a ''Castlevania'' should the circumstances call for it.
* ChickMagnet: What can we say? VampiresAreSexGods.
** InterspeciesRomance: With both Sonia and Maria.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He has all the traditional vampire powers, including some of his father signature's moves such as Hellfire, but uses them for good.
* DeadlyGas: Alucard's Poisonous Cloud inflicts poison damages to any enemy in contact with it.
* {{Dhampyr}}: [[HumanMomNonHumanDad Lisa is human, Drac is a vampire]]... you get the idea.
%%* FlashStep
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Well, Friendly Neighborhood Dhampyr.
* GoodIsNotNice: Very cold and aloof.
* IHateYouVampireDad: 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.
* LightningBruiser: 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.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Alucard can use shields in Symphony.
* MommasBoy: He is wholly devoted to his mother, but not to OedipusComplex levels.
%%* MrFanservice
* NighInvulnerability: As long as you have sufficient [=MP=], Alucard can stay in Mist form, in which he is completely invulnerable.
* NotSoStoic: While he is usually TheStoic, 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.
* PaperThinDisguise: It's pretty obvious that "Arikado" is just an alias the first time you meet him in ''Aria''. But in case it wasn't clear enough, Yoko almost lets slip his real name when you meet her.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: He looks like a craggy, middle-aged man in ''Dracula's Curse''. In all subsequent appearances, he's a top-grade {{Bishonen}}.
* SealedBadassInACan: Whenever Alucard goes to sleep, his [[IconicItem Alucard equipment]] goes with him.
* SealedGoodInACan: Once or twice canonically (after ''III'' and ''[=SotN=]'', although Maria ''may'' have been able to talk him out of the latter; he also did this in ''[[CanonDiscontinuity Legends]]''), with the large gaps between his appearances accounting for this trope at least a few more times.
* SlouchOfVillainy:
** 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.
* TheStoic: Alucard is a rather taciturn individual, and keeps his composure most of the time.
* SummonMagic: ''[=SotN=]'' introduced us to Alucard's {{familiar}}s.
* SuperSmoke: 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 [[DeadlyGas Poisonous Cloud]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His middle name is either Farenheights or Fahrenheit. It's most likely supposed to be Fahrenheits.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: As Arikado. The [[SharpDressedMan suit]] definitely helps too.
* TookALevelInBadass: Anyone who played ''Dracula's Curse'' would know that Alucard was [[AwesomeButImpractical not the most optimal member of the team despite his bat transformation perk]]. Come ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', Alucard is a OneManArmy that plows through Dracula's castle single-handedly and brought it down with an array of magics and weaponry.
* TranquilFury: 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.
* VisibleSilence: 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.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: 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.


[[folder:''Curse of Darkness'']]



->''"Isaac! I will hunt you down like the beast you are!!"''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/CrispinFreeman
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Takahiro Yoshimizu

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

* AntiHero: He was an ally of Dracula who became a good guy of sorts.
* BroughtDownToBadass: Hector has long relinquished his powers which equaled that of Death, but he is still capable of fighting the creatures of the night.
* DarkIsNotEvil: After his HeelFaceTurn, Hector's dark powers were also used to combat Dracula's legions.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: How he eventually ended up in Dracula's employ.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:He was perfectly content to remain in Castlevania as it crumbled upon Dracula's defeat, but Julia managed to convince him to live... [[ShipTease with her]].]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: Dracula's callous nature towards humans appalled Hector. When he sent creatures to destroy Wallachia, this was the straw that broke the camel's back.
* DisposableWoman: Rosaly exists solely for this reason; at the end, he ends up with a woman who looks just like her...
%%* EmpoweredBadassNormal
* {{Expy}}: He is considered another one to Alucard, since he is a dark warrior who utilizes familiar spirits to assist him and is also at odds with a Belmont during his journey.
* HeartBrokenBadass:
--> '''Hector:''' That matters not. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge I've come to exact my revenge upon you!]] For the death of [[TheLostLenore Rosaly]]!
%%* HellBentForLeather
%%* IcyBlueEyes
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Thanks to the marvels of the item-crafting system of ''[=CoD=]'', Hector's arsenal includes a frying pan, a nail bat, a gatling gun, a holy police baton, and [[ThePowerOfRock an electric guitar]].
* TheLostLenore: His wife Rosaly was executed on witchcraft charges and he comes out in search of revenge.
* MasterSwordsman: Hector has shown mastery over several types of swords including broadswords, rapiers, {{BFS}} and even a LaserBlade.
%% * MysticalWhiteHair: As a good guy... either that or platinum blond.
* RetiredBadass: Unlike Leon, who probably had an impressive stash of weapons from his time as a knight, Hector ''voluntarily'' [[BroughtDownToNormal sealed away his Devil Forgemaster powers]]. When he went after Isaac, all he had was a short sword, and Hector had to spend the majority of the game regaining his former skills. It should be noted that as one of Dracula's generals, Hector's powers were considered equal to that of ''Death''.
* {{Revenge}}: You really ''shouldn't'' have implicated Rosaly as [[BurnTheWitch a practitioner of witchcraft]]...
* SlouchOfVillainy: Hector gets to sit in more than 10 different types of chairs throught his adventure. Truly the pinnacle of this trope in the series.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Messes up the last part of Death's plan [[spoiler:by not succumbing to Dracula's curse]], but...
* TookALevelInBadass: After he got his powers back.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Recent info suggests that Rosaly's name should instead be spelled as Rosalee.
* UnwittingPawn: The bad guys' plan worked to an extent, thanks to him, though [[spoiler:Isaac is the ultimate Xanatowned party.]]



->''"You will receive the most gruesome fate for the humiliation you brought upon me three years ago!..."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam O'Brien]]
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Moriya Endo

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

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Although their [[TheRival rivalry]] started out friendly, Isaac soon came to resent Hector for one-upping him in everything.
%%* AxCrazy
* BladeOnAStick: During his first boss battle, he wields the sinister halberd called "Chauve Souris" (Bat), a large spear with bat wing-like blades. When you manage to forge it, it's actually stated in the description that this is Isaac's WeaponOfChoice.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Stated outright to be his deal by Julia in the end. Dracula is a horrible boss.]]
* BigBad: In ''Curse of Darkness'', since he is the target of Hector's revenge who pursues him across Wallachia. [[spoiler:Though its revealed his body has been possessed by Dracula.]]
* CombatStilettos: And he's a ''dude''. High noblemen in Europe [[TruthInTelevision have been known]] to wear heels, so it's not much of a stretch.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: As a spear-wielder, Isaac has the same moveset as Hector. However, while Hector can unleash the finishing moves only after the required number of hits, Isaac can spam them randomly after only one attack. For example, he can use the Twister attack after one blow, while Hector normally needs at least 3 moves before using it, and so on.
* EvilCounterpart: A Forgemaster as Hector, but if Hector realized a HeelFaceTurn, Isaac is loyal to Dracula.
* EvilLaugh: During both his boss battles, usually when he uses a special attack.
* EvilRedhead: The EvilCounterpart to Hector, with fire-engine red hair in contrast to Hector's [[MysticalWhiteHair mystical white.]]
* FieryRedhead: He has red hair and is more impulsive.
* {{Foil}}: To Hector. [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Whereas Hector is masculine, Isaac is very effeminate]] and [[RedOniBlueOni less level-headed]]. Their sense of dress and appearances are also mirrored. In a sense, Isaac represents everything Hector isn't. This is also mirrored by their Innocent Devils: Abel is Silver colored, while The End summonable by Hector is golden instead.
* LaserBlade: Wields one in your second battle with him.
* MeaningfulName: Biblically so. This goes for him and for his primary familiar, Abel.
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:Both straight-up and with Drac-trojan. His resentment of Hector is cranked up to eleven...with a heaping load of Dracula's anger and envy on top, because Hector's gone and hooked up with a blonde healer (like Lisa)... jealous much, Dracula?]]
%%* PeekABangs
* RecurringBoss: He is fought twice in the game, first in the Cordova Town where he uses a lance and his Devil-type familiar, and the second time in Dracula's Castle where he uses a LaserBlade. That last part doubles as a SequentialBoss, since he summons different types of familiars to fight against you.
* RivalTurnedEvil: Mostly out of spite and jealousy, but exacerbated by [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession Dracula's influence]].]]
* SissyVillain: Don't underestimate him because he's fabulous. He may wield a pink lightsaber, but he will destroy your face.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: An uncommon male example that goes beyond WalkingShirtlessScene. No shirt? Check. Tight, dangerously low-slung leather pants? Check. [[CombatStilettos High-heeled boots]]? Check''mate''. Combined with the decorative bits of metal and intricate tattoos on his torso, the overall effect is something like "gothic bondage stripper".
* UnwittingPawn: Dracula takes advantage of his jealousy to [[spoiler:[[DemonicPosession hijack him]] for his own ends.]]
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], every time you fight him, he's stronger... But at the end you end up defeating him.

!!Julia Laforeze


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

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

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

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

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

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

* ArchEnemy: To Zead. [[spoiler:Or rather Death]].
* TheDandy: He is dressed like a fine gentleman.
* DeathIsCheap: He rewinds time when he dies, reviving himself. He does this three times before the battle finishes.
* GreenThumb: His fast-forward technique makes thorny vines grow and try to entangle Hector.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He appears in TheStinger and mentions of the final battle in 1999 (which has yet to have a game made about it).
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Its revealed that he is actually this in ''Curse of Darkness'', as he frequently advises Hector to call of his pursuit of revenge for Isaac until he decides to stop him by force. While St. Germain's motives for doing so are initially unknown, its revealed he was trying to prevent Dracula from being resurrected]].
* NiceHat: A top hat, at that.
* NoFlowInCGI: It's an odd case, looking from the from and behind, it looks really well done long hair. But when he moves... It's basically [[SpecialEffectsFailure a yellow sheet]].
* SchizoTech: Uses a pistol in 15th-century Wallachia. Justified as he's a time traveler; he's outright shown pulling it out of a rift.
* SwordAndGun: He uses his sword cane as a primary weapon and occasionally pulls out his pistol to fire at Hector during his boss fight.
* TimeMaster: Being a time traveler, he has the power to manipulate time, though he is restricted from overdoing it.
* TimeStandsStill: One of his moves has him stopping time to attack Hector while he is defenseless. Its unblockable unless if you have the Wizard type familiar to help you.


[[folder:''The 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, 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.

* BadassGrandpa: "Belmont's Revenge" took place 15 years after his first appearance and he was still capable of kicking ass to save his son. Also one of only 2 Belmonts to fight Dracula on more than one occasion.
* BarbarianLongHair: He even has long hair as an old man; now, that's badass.
* BootstrappedLeitmotif: "Battle of the Holy" has become strongly associated with Christopher.
* ForeHeadOfDoom: We can't deny it.
* PapaWolf: He will go to hell and back to save his son.
* PunnyName: "Soleiyu", his ''son'', is a corruption of "Soleil", a French word which means ''sun''. This name is corrected in ''[[CompilationRerelease Konami GB Collection Vol. 4]]''.
* TheSouthpaw: He appears to be the only left-handed Belmont to remain in canon. Richter is only a lefty in artwork 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 PowersThatBe pulled him to the year 1666 to assist Sonia Belmont in destroying Dracula. When he was young, he decided that he wanted no part of the Belmont family's job as vampire hunters, and ran away from home. As he grew older, he took up gambling and also learned of the arts of warfare. One night in the 19th century, he got in a fight with another man when gambling. As Victor pulled out a knife, he was suddenly transported to the year 1666 by mysterious forces.

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

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


[[folder:''Castlevania'' / ''Simon's Quest'']]

!!Simon Belmont


->''"On my honor as a Belmont, I will destroy you."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Andrew Kevadas (Captain N), Creator/KeithSilverstein (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HideoIshikawa (''VideoGame/DreamMixTVWorldFighters''), Creator/KenichiSuzumura (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!"Played" by: [[AudienceSurrogate YOU]] (VideoGame/CastlevaniaI)

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

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

Tropes associated with Simon:

* BadassNormal: Armed with naught but a magical whip and a few subweapons, he defeats Dracula twice, by himself. Let it be known: Simon Belmont doesn't need silly things like JumpPhysics, item crashes, massive inventories, or {{RPG Elements}} to kick your ass.
** [[PrettyInMink Badass In Mink]]: His BarbarianHero design comes with fur ruffles.
** BarbarianHero: His first official appearances had him look like this, although as time went on he changed a bit; oddly enough, Kojima's {{Bishonen}} design for him is also the one in which he looks the ''most'' barbaric; go figure that one.
** BarbarianLonghair: Since ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', Kojima's design is more famous.
* {{Bishonen}}: His Kojima design, probably to bring him in line with all the other Kojima-designed Belmonts. Though only from the neck up in Simon's case; below that, he's still built like a tank with ape arms that could rip the castle apart with his bare hands if he wanted to. It's an odd mixture.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Input [[KonamiCode The Konami Code]] when the Konami symbol shows]] as you boot up ''Harmony of Dissonance'', and you get to play as Simon in BossRush mode. ''8-bit'' Simon. And he can ''still'' whoop every monster the game chooses to throw at him.
** Not to mention his random cameos in other Konami games, his most recent having him take part in a track-and-field tourney along with other Konami personalities like Pentaro, [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]], and [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].
* FanNickname: His ''Judgment'' self is called "Simon [[Manga/DeathNote Yagami]]", thanks to his character design.
* HellbentForLeather: His BarbarianHero design has a lot of leather tassles.
* {{Leitmotif}}: SCIV gave us "Theme of Simon Belmont" which has appeared many times since. Vampire Killer from the original ''Castlevania'' is sometimes used as this as well, when not the theme of the series in general.
* OrnamentalWeapon: His Kojima ''Chronicles'' design has a sword strapped to his hip, but he never uses it in place of the Vampire Killer. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaFighter'' and ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'' makes him use it though. The action figure released by Neca also has it.
* RatedMForManly: That moment you realize that even at his [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles 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''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is listed as Simon Belmondo at the end of the first game (as well as ''Chronicles''), but it's Simon Belmont in the sequel. Japanese material tends to be based on the former, while the latter is the English standard.
* WolverinePublicity: Has appeared in more games than any other Belmont due to his status as being synonymous with the entire franchise.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: As a result of being cursed by Dracula in ''Simon's Quest''.


->''"With that body, you'll make an excellent statue."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/VenusTerzo (Captain N), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (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 [[GoddamnBats the annoying Medusa Heads]] or in the flesh.

* CompositeCharacter: Although only in ''Captain N'', where she is mainly the ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' version, but still pays service to Dracula.
* FinalBoss: For Henry's mission in ''Legacy of Darkness''.
* FlyingFace: Appears as one in both the original game and ''Lament of Innocence''.
%%* GorgeousGorgon
* TheGhost: Stheno and Euryale are mentioned in her description, but never appear in the main timeline.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: She turns to stone upon defeat.
* KingMook: Technically one for the Medusa Heads, but she has also been referred to as "Queen Medusa".
* ScaledUp: ''Portrait of Ruin'' lets her turn into a giant snake for an attack.
* ShesAManInJapan: The Western release of ''Dracula's Curse'' turned her into a man for the haunted ship's midboss fight.
* SnakePeople: All appearances starting with Haunted Castle portray Medusa as a lamia-like creature, taking a page from ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981''.
%%* SnakesAreSinister
* TakenForGranite: Her most well known ability is her petrifying gaze. This was what she did to Sypha.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting:
** In Portrait of Ruin, she can briefly turn into a giant snake.
** Something similar occurs in ''Bloodlines'' where Elizabeth turns into Medusa for the first phase in her boss battle.
* ZergRush: Sends out either snakes or more Medusa Heads for certain attacks.

!!The Creature
!!!!!!"Played" by: [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris Karloffice]] (VideoGame/CastlevaniaI)

A creature made long ago by a very foolish man.

* AnachronismStew: Appears in games that take place before the original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' story took place.
* ChainsawGood: Has one for his right hand in ''Legacy of Darkness''.
* DegradedBoss: This began with ''Circle of the Moon'' with enemies called "Frankens" appearing in the Eternal Corridor.
* DishingOutDirt: Mainly uses attacks that involve throwing rocks or bricks.
* DropTheHammer: Has one in ''Symphony of the Night'', along with a RollingAttack
* DualBoss: A Fleaman accompanies him in the original game.
* DubNameChange: His name was initially Frankenstein; however, since this was actually the name of the scientist and not the monster in the original story, it was later changed to "Franken" in Japanese and "The Creature" in English.
* FleshGolem: Was made out of pieces of corpses, sewn together and reanimated through an undisclosed method.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Inspired by the [[Film/Frankenstein1931 original film by Universal]].
* GatlingGood: Has two built into his arms in ''Portrait of Ruin''.
%%* LightningBruiser: Can become this in some games.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Makes use of it in some fights.
%%* MightyGlacier
* MiniBoss: Only in ''Bloodlines'' and ''Chronicles''.
* MoreDakka: He can fire missiles out of arms in ''[=PoR=]''.
* WhipItGood: Has a chain-whip starting in ''Haunted Castle'', although he only used it two more times in Bloodlines and Chronicles.



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

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

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

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

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


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

* BadassLongcoat: A ''[[BringMyRedJacket red]]'' longcoat, which brings an interesting parallel to certain [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Devil Hunter]]
* BarbarianLongHair: [[InTheBlood It runs in the family]].
* CampStraight: Decorating rooms is one of his hobbies and he has a very androgynous appearance. Even then, he is in a relationship with a girl.
* ChargedAttack: 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". Also the counterpart of Nathan Graves from ''Circle of the Moon'' which influenced his game.
* HotBlooded: Just hear his battle cries. He even screams [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA]]
%%* IcyBlueEyes
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Going by the katakana for his name, it's pronounced like juiced.
* [[spoiler:KamehameHadoken: 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"
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Juste's ability to damage enemies with the whip [[spoiler:without an item that allows him to use a ChargedAttack 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.
* MagicKnight: Has the most spells amongst the Belmonts, and he can fall back to his whip when he is out of magic.
* MementoMacGuffin: His Bracelet.
%%* MysticalWhiteHair
* PeekABangs: Same motif as Walter.
* PowerGlows: Juste's magical talent may account for the colored after-images he makes when he dashes, and he is always outlined in a glowing blue aura.
* RedIsHeroic: Dons a red BadassLongcoat to battle the forces of evil.
* RealMenWearPink: If his decorating taste is anything to go by.

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

* CoolSword: His trademark weapon, the Stellar Sword.
* DemonicPossession, EnemyWithin, FinalBoss, and RivalTurnedEvil: [[spoiler: He sometimes gets possessed by the evil from Castlevania. He is trying to fight that possession, but eventually fails and becomes a FinalBoss.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Hugh Baldwin from ''Circle of the Moon'', a sword-wielding rival hunter who the player has to fight.
* FragileSpeedster: Moves even faster than Juste, but while he can heal, it takes a lot of hearts, and he noticeably takes a lot more of a beating. It's just notable as Maxim is so ''fast''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Theme of Maxim Kischine"]].
* MementoMacGuffin: His Bracelet.
* McNinja: He uses a large shuriken in battle, delivers quick kicks, somersaults through the air, and can even [[DoppelgangerSpin create duplicates of himself]].
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Lydie Erlanger

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

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

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

!!The Merchant

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

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the ending, after Dracula's Castle is destroyed, he isn't seen.

!! 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.

* NotMeThisTime: He is not Dracula, only his power.
* OneWingedAngel: Takes on the form of an amalgamation of all of the remains.
* TrueFinalBoss: But only if certain items are obtained and worn.

[[folder:''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), Creator/DavidVincent (Portrait of Ruin, ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]], Harmony of Despair'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/JinHorikawa (Rondo of Blood), Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (''Symphony of the Night, [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]], Harmony of Despair''), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (''Nocturne of Recollection'')

One of the more infamous Belmonts (thanks to ''Symphony of the Night'') and probably Juste's son or at least his grandson. Richter has a girlfriend named Annet, until Dracula suddenly takes an active stance and assaults his home, kidnapping Annet, 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.

* BadassCreed: In ''Dracula X Chronicles'', the remake of ''Rondo of Blood'':
--> "I'm a Belmont. That's my job."
* BadassInDistress: He was badass in his debut, then he got caught and below in ''Symphony of the Night''. Then, he retains much of the badassery off-screen, but [[spoiler:Jonathan Morris can feel it when he fought the Whip Memory in his form]].
* BadassLongcoat:
** Dons one after the TimeSkip in ''[=SotN=]''.
** Also sports one in ''The Dracula X Chronicles''.
* BarbarianLongHair. He lets it grow.
* BigBrotherMentor: To sister-in-law Maria.
* {{Bishonen}}: By this point, you should be able to notice that the Belmont family has really, ''really'' good genetics.
* BonusBoss: In ''Portrait of Ruin''. [[spoiler:Or rather, the Vampire Killer's memory of him.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In his tenure of distress.
* ChickMagnet: For a total of four girls!
* DarkReprise: "Strange Bloodlines/Blood Relations", his battle theme in ''Symphony''. The same goes for "Bloodlines Bequeathed" in ''Portrait of Ruin''.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He's the last boss of ''Symphony of the Night''... unless you get a particular item, then defeat him in an alternate manner, in which case defeating him grants access to the second half of the game, the Inverted Castle.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Sports a brown [[FingerlessGloves fingerless glove]] on his right hand in ''Rondo'', so he can hold his whip carefully.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Bloodlines/Divine Bloodlines/Opposing Bloodlines"
* MartialArtsHeadband: Wears one in ''Rondo''. He ditches it in subsequent games, including ''Dracula X Chronicles''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Once he realizes he's helped to revive Dracula.
* ShipperOnDeck: Noticing that Maria had developed a romantic attraction to Alucard, he assures Maria that she should go after Alucard and try to soothe his tormented soul.
* ASinisterClue: How do we know that Richter is NotHimself in ''[=SotN=]''? In artwork, he holds his whip with his left hand.
* SleevesAreForWimps: In ''Rondo''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is spelled "Rihiter" in the Japanese manual of ''Dracula X'' for Super Famicom, and "Richiter" when selecting his mode in ''Portrait of Ruin''.
* StoneWall: 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.
* WorldsBestWarrior: 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 [[spoiler:kill him preemptively by sending Death, normally a late-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 [[spoiler:(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 [[spoiler:Jonathan has to fight the memory of Richter carried in vampire killer and even Richter's shade is utterly badass.]]
* WolverinePublicity: 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), Creator/MichelleRuff (Dracula X Chronicles), Creator/PhileceSampler (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Harmony of Despair'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Yoko Teppotsuka (Rondo of Blood), Creator/ChisaYokoyama (Symphony of the Night, adult), Creator/HekiruShiina (Symphony of the Night, child), Sawa Ishige (Dracula X Chronicles), Miyu Matsuki (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment, Nocturne of Recollection''), Creator/ChiwaSaito (''Harmony of Despair'')

A distant relative of the Belmont clan, she was captured by Shaft due to her magical powers, but was saved by Richter. She assists him in battle and lives to see Dracula beaten. In the SNES version, she and Annet (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 [[AudioAdaptation audio drama]] ''Nocturne of Recollection'', Maria and Alucard are living together.)

* ACupAngst: Only in ''Judgment''; she's obsessed about her chest size and admires the other females' assets.
* BadassAdorable: As a young girl she's very cute, but also very deadly with her attacks.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Particularly in ''Judgment'', she's a lot lighter in tone than you'd expect of a ''Castlevania'' protagonist -- she's practically a MagicalGirl. Despite this, she's capable of going toe to toe with Dracula and every monster at his command. In ''Judgment'', Eric proclaims that her power is legendary, said to be even greater than that of the Belmonts.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Guardian Fist!" "(Holy Beast name), appear!"
* CuteClumsyGirl: In ''Judgment'', she has a cutesy tendency to trip; her Hyper attack involves her tripping at the last moment, allowing an empowered Osca to beat up the enemy for her, while two of her special attacks can randomly fail due to this. This aspect is considered a ScrappyMechanic, because it weakens her attack and gives opponents an advantage to press.
* CuteWitch: In ''Rondo'', where she's a cute young girl who fights demons with her animal friends and magic. A TimeSkip later, she outgrows the trope to turn into a HotWitch.
* DoubleJump: She does this when jumps is pressed twice. In "Rondo" Richter just does a backflip. So Maria can reach areas he can't.
* EasyModeMockery: 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.
* TheFourGods: Four of her animals are cuter versions of them. She summons the four gods when she has those animals and performs an item crash.
* FragileSpeedster: She is much more agile than Richter is, but she cannot take anywhere near as much damage as Richter does before she dies.
* FullContactMagic: In ''Nocturne in the Moonlight'', Maria mainly uses [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches and kicks]] to fight, but also fires energy blasts from her fingertips to strike long-distance enemies. She ''can'' cast spells normally though.
* GlassCannon: Her doves act as if they are [[BattleBoomerang 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.
* GratuitousJapanese: The names of her attacks.
* HairDecorations: Has a red bow in her hair.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Has blonde hair, and as a girl, basically gives a ShutUpHannibal to a defeated Dracula.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Animals, including owls, doves, dragons, cats...
* KidHero: She's 12 in ''Rondo of Blood''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Slash"
* LethalJokeCharacter: She's a very silly-themed character, even making [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood her first game]] LighterAndSofter by choosing her and she regenerates health by eating cakes, but she has a very small hit box, a DoubleJump (one of the first, if not the first, ''Castlevania'' characters with this), can abuse her slides and rolling, has different subweapons than Richter, AND has an insanely high-damage InvulnerableAttack Spell.
* LittleMissBadass: Her [[LethalJokeCharacter abili]][[MagikarpPower ties]] put ''Richter'' to shame. In ''Judgment'', she's the final boss for Eric in Story Mode, and he comments in awe that her abilities are said to be greater than those of the Belmonts.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She is the daughter of local nobles.
* PinkMeansFeminine: 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.
* PluckyGirl: Her power to control the four holy beasts was awakened during an incident when she was 12 years old, her parents were killed by Dracula whom also had her abducted, and the dark priest Shaft placed her in a chamber alone to perform a ritual sacrifice (or, in the remake, is said traumatic event that unlocked her powers). And yet, she presses on, eager to fight evil.
* ShesGotLegs: And Grade C ZettaiRyouiki to help flaunt 'em.
* SquishyWizard: All her attacks are magical, and she cannot take much damage before dying.
* SweetTooth: Richter's health powerups are meat. Maria's are sweet cakes, candies, and ice cream.
* TokenMiniMoe: A little girl in a pink dress in a series where most of the other playable characters are at least in their late teens. No longer the case in ''Symphony'', where she is a teen herself.



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

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

* DistressedDamsel: She gets kidnapped at the start of ''Rondo''.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: She gets a succubus outfit complete with demonic wings. ]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: If she becomes a lesser vampire. ]]
* SatelliteLoveInterest: There isn't much to her aside from being Richter's girlfriend.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is spelled Annet in ''Dracula X'' and Annette in ''The Dracula X Chronicles''.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:In the PSP remake, if you don't rescue Iris and Tera and find the right door, she becomes a vampire. 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): Creator/KarenStrassman (Dracula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Tera Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromi Murata (Rondo of Blood), Creator/EriSendai (Dracula X Chronicles)
!!!!!!Iris Voiced by (Japanese): Akie Yasuda (Rondo of Blood), Mizuhara (Dracula X Chronicles)

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

* CloudCuckooLander: Tera gives off this vibe in ''Dracula X Chronicles''.
* DistressedDamsel: Just like Annet.
* TheMedic: Iris bandages up an injury that your character received when she's saved.



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

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

Shaft was an evil priest who was helping Dracula kidnap girls. Later, he was instrumental in keeping Richter BrainwashedAndCrazy during ''Symphony of the Night''.

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


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

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

!! Lisa
-->''Maybe I can teach you to like people again... or at least tolerate them... or stop putting them on stakes.''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Alison Lester (Symphony of the Night), Creator/WendeeLee (Dracula X Chronicles), Emily Swallow (Netflix Series)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Rika Fukami (Symphony of the Night), Azusa Tanaka (Netflix Series)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Latin American): Dulce Guerrero ([[WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017 Netflix series]])

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.

* AdaptationalBadass: In the Netflix series, her first onscreen action is seeking out Dracula herself and slicing a bat in two.
* BadassNormal: Downplayed in the Netflix series. She has no special abilities and the most combat we'll potentially ever see of her is her stabbing a bat. But not only did she seek out Dracula of her own volition, but instead of being terrified that Dracula is... [[{{Dracula}} well, Dracula]], she outright tells him that he needs to relearn manners and that he should get out more often. Considering what Dracula is capable of, it's rather impressive to see a normal human be so upfront with him.
* DeadpanSnarker: The Netflix series portray her as this. How does she react to Dracula threatening to drain her dry when they first met? Call him out of his lack of manners and hospitality. It's no wonder the Count took such a liking to her.
* BurnTheWitch: Accused of witchcraft due to being, apparently, a [[BadassBookworm very good doctor]].
* FamousLastWords: In the games, her last words are remembered by Alucard as "Do not hate humans. If you cannot live with them, then at least do them no harm, for theirs is already a hard lot," as well as admitting that she will love her husband forever. In the Netflix series, her last words are "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing".
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: In the Netflix series, Lisa has blonde hair and is rather personable up until her death.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Her death served as Dracula's motivation to wage war on humanity, finalizing his transformation into the main antagonist of the games.
* TheLostLenore: To her sore widower Dracula.
* MotherlySidePlait: Her hairdo sports this style, and true to certain patterns associated with such hair, she ends up dying early. It's not called the "anime mom hair of doom" for nothing.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Burned at the stake for practicing medicine. Deconstructed due to [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery Dracula's reaction]].
* TruthInTelevision: Believe it or not, women who practiced medicine were a common target of witch burnings by the church at the time for several reasons: the church required a license to practice medicine and women were barred from going to the proper schools, and medicine women often eased the pain of childbirth and helped women avoid dying while giving birth. This went against the Catholic Church's teachings that giving birth was part of every woman's punishment for Eve's sin.

!!Master Librarian

->''"Hehehe... thank you."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Dennis Falt (Symphony of the Night), Creator/KyleHebert (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.

* NoHeroDiscount: Justified. The Librarian is actually in the employ of Dracula, and only helps Alucard at all as he's a greedy bastard. And if you use any of the extra characters, he'll refuse to deal with them at all; Alucard is permissible because he's the Master's son, estranged or not, but dealing with the Belmonts would be outright treason.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He tells Alucard that he couldn't possibly betray Dracula, only to immediately change his mind when Alucard says he'll pay him. However, he only does this for Alucard, since he's still Dracula's son, estranged or not. He won't even speak to the other playable characters.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just like with the Merchant in ''Harmony of Dissonance'', he disappears from series after the game featuring him is over.


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

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Barbara Whitlow (Symphony of the Night), Creator/WendeeLee (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)

A total of three of these HornyDevils 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.

* AndIMustScream: 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 [[ForeShadowing deserves a fate worse than death]], her response, being more or less [[TemptingFate "Bring it on"]]
* BurnTheWitch: The Symphony Succubus recreates the moment of Lisa's death in order to break Alucard.
* ChestMonster: 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.
* CuteMonsterGirl: In comparison to the two before her, the Succubus from Rebirth seems more like this than EvilIsSexy
* DemotedToExtra: 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.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: After beating her in Symphony, at least in the original version. The ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles Dracula X Chronicles]]'' port made her final cry sound a lot more like a death cry than a... [[TheImmodestOrgasm you know]].
* DoppelgangerSpin: The Succubus does this as part of her attack chain in Symphony, filling up the top of the screen with duplicates.
* DreamWeaver: The circumstances of the fight in Symphony, in keeping with the [[GeniusBonus original legend of the incubus]]. She tries to mess up Alucard's memories through dreams.
%%* EvilIsSexy
* FullFrontalAssault: The official art for the ''Symphony'' shows that Succubus has exposed breasts with defined nipples.
* HornyDevils: Well ''duh.''
* MsFanservice: Par the course for any succubus, she is a scantily-clad and irresistible woman with the power to charm her foes. As mentioned above, she had been designed with her chest completely nude.
* SpotTheImposter: 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.
* {{Stripperific}}: Natch. They wear only stilettos, [[OfCorsetsSexy a corset]], and a babushka. The Rebirth Succubus is completely nude.

!!Old Axe Armor
->''"[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]"''

Either a) a veteran zombie warrior wearing antique armor; or b) a complete suit of armor the player can wear (sometimes both), depending on the game it is found.

* BigWhat: Alucard has this reaction if he's poisoned, cursed or turned into stone. And when he wears the Axe Armor. And in some cutscenes as well...
** Also, amusingly, if you shift back to Alucard's normal form in a space too small for him to stand. Clearly he wasn't expecting to get stuck in a crouch.
* JokeCharacter: In Symphony, wearing this armor limits Alucard's movement, as he can't jump in this form and thus can't explore much. Oddly, he can't even throw his axe as you'd expect. What's amusing about it is his idle animation, in which he raises the axe and shouts "Hah! Hah! Hah! Ho!".
* SamusIsAGirl: Implied in its unlockable mode, enemies with gender-based reactions will react to Old Axe Armor as if it was female. A rare case of this being done for gameplay purposes. Astarte's Temptation attack would essentially be an instant Game Over if Old Axe Armor were considered male, as they don't have a partner. [[ There's even official art of her!]]
** Inverted with the voice clips used and through datamining. In gameplay, the Old Axe Armor uses clips of Jonathan.


[[folder:''Circle of the Moon'']]

!!Nathan Graves


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

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

%%* AwesomeMcCoolName
* LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards: Nathan's strength scales decently to his level. Using the DSS cards to augment his attacks allow him to keep up much better with the increasingly tough enemies.
* MagicKnight: He has plenty of card-based magic skills to augment his whipping.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both his parents died in the sealing of Dracula ten years prior.
* ShowGirlSkirt: which gives the impression of a faux BadassLongCoat

!!Morris Baldwin

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

* DistressedDude: He's captured at the start of the game.

!!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.

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Later in the game thanks to Dracula.
* JerkAss: Even before he get's brainwashed, he tells Nathan to leave and that he'd only get in his way. He gets better after he's beaten though.
%%* MoreThanMindControl
* TheRival: Towards Nathan.
%%* RivalTurnedEvil
* WellDoneSonGuy: Hugh's father chose Nathan to be his successor instead of him. [[spoiler:His [[TheResenter jealousy]] over this is what allowed Dracula to corrupt him]].

[[folder:''Order of Ecclesia'']]



->''"I am the blade to banish all evil, and I've come to see you annihilated."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/MichelleRuff
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HoukoKuwashima

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

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



->''"What... kind of brother would I be... if I didn't protect you...? That's... my role."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KeithSilverstein
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/ToshihikoSeki

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

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


!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/MichaelMcConnohie
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Kōji Ishii

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

* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Reveals himself as such after the AwfulTruth comes out.]]
* BigGood: [[spoiler:[[MoleInCharge Or not]].]]
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:He's basically the final boss of the first act, after you find out Albus' real motives and what the Dominus ritual ''really'' does.]]
%%* GratuitousIambicPentameter
* LargeHam: [[spoiler:During the fight with him.]]
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:During the fight with him, he does this during one of his attacks.]]
%%* MoleInCharge
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler:He spends most of his boss fight hovering high in the air.]]
* PunctuatedPounding: [[spoiler:Combines this with TeleportSpam.]]
-->[[spoiler:Die, Shanoa! *warp punch* How dare you- *warp punch* Even forgetting- *warp punch* Who raised you- *warp punch* You... *warp punch* '''stupid disciple!''']]
%%* TreacherousAdvisor
* WalkingSpoiler: And for very, very good reason.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Completely drops all pretence of sanity when he realizes that Shanoa isn't buying his lies anymore.]]

!!The Villagers

The denizens of Wygol Village, a small settlement tucked away in the forest. They are all attacked and kidnapped by Albus for unknown reasons shortly after he escapes with Dominus. They are promptly left trapped and strewn all across the land, for Shanoa to find and rescue. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they are ''all'' descendants of the Belmont clan, and Albus kidnapped in hopes of finding another way of defeating Dracula.]]

!!!In General

* FetchQuest: Once rescued, Shanoa can accept to run several errands for them. Most of them are this, but they do give Shanoa access to better weapons and equipment.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: [[spoiler: It's implied that this happens after Shanoa defeats Dracula, once they find out about their Belmont heritage and their calling due to this.]]

!!!Father Nikolai

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/MichaelMcConnohie
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Masaru Suzuki

A priest and founder of Wygol Village. Years ago, God spoke to him and told him to build a village in the middle of the wilderness. He is the only villager that wasn't taken away by Albus.

* MissionFromGod: Apparently, he received direct orders from God himself to build Wygol Village. The reason why is a mystery. [[spoiler: That is, until it is revealed that every single person that eventually arrived to settle in the village is a descendant of the Belmont family. The village became a place for the Belmont bloodline to congregate and begin their mission of killing standing up to Dracula anew.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He, an ordinary priest, managed to found a thriving community in the middle of a cursed, monster-infested land.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, he saved Eugen's life, which earned him the man's loyalty. The circumstances, however, are never revealed.


The shopkeeper at the village. He sells a variety of goods, including most of what is made available by clearing the quests of the other villagers.

* NoHeroDiscount: Par for the course as a peddler in a Castlevania game. Justified, since he is struggling after the attack on the village.
** Later averted, since he awards you a VIP card that gives you a permanent discount after you shop enough with him.
* DiscountCard: Eventually gives you one, after you've spent enough money at his shop.


The town's healer, and a former thief. Clearing his fetch quests makes healing and magic potions available at Jacob's shop.

* EyeOfNewt: At first, the ingredients for his medicine are just your average medicinal herbs (Chamomile? Are we making medicine, or tea?). However, his later quests have him asking for ''Mandragora root'' (only obtainable from the Mandrake, which explodes) and ''Merman Meat'' (Which incidentally, you collect [[spoiler: [[GuideDangIt ''not'' from any of the two varieties of mermen in the game]], but from ''Lorelei''.]])
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Downplayed, since he is as innocent as all the other villagers, but he is rude, arrogant, and unbearably bossy. However, at the end of the day, after you've gone through the trouble of bringing him ingredients for his medicine free of charge... He sends it directly to the store with a price tag, and loudly mocks you for even EXPECTING to have it for free.
* ReformedCriminal: A former thief, who found redemption in the church and became a healer.
* UngratefulBastard: Reluctantly thanks Shanoa after she brings him the ingredients for his medicines, and, oh, ''saves his life''. He also does not reward Shanoa in any way for his sidequests.
** To his credit, he ''does'' eventually thank Shanoa with no buts, and even apologizes for his crude behavior... [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Right before he sends her on yet ANOTHER unpaid errand.]]


A skilled craftsman. He is also the local blacksmith, and with the right materials, he is willing to forge armor for Shanoa.

* BeigeProse: Often very straightforward when he talks
-->'''Eugen''': [[TwentyBearAsses 3 iron ore.]]
-->'''Shanoa''': Excuse me?
-->'''Eugen''': [[BrutalHonesty Your armor's shabby.]] Bring 3 iron ore. Then we'll talk.
* TheBlacksmith: Of course. After being rescued, you can always find him in his workshop, bent over the anvil.
* BrutalHonesty: One of the first things he does after being rescued is criticize Shanoa's low quality armor. He does offer to make a better one afterwards, at least.
* IOweYouMyLife: He feels this way about Father Nikolai. According to him, Nikolai saved his life sometime in the past, which is why he continues to repay him working at the village.


A young seamstress that lives in the village. She can make clothing for Shanoa, with the right threads.

* AmbiguouslyGay: Some of her dialogue towards Shanoa can be a tad... flirty.
--> '''Monica''': (''right after being saved'') Oh! Wh-What did I do to deserve to be saved by such a beautiful angel?
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Constantly beats herself over every single mistake she makes.
* ShrinkingViolet: Very shy,and with virtually no self-esteem, despite being very talented.


A jeweler brought to the village by her faith in Tarot cards, which foretold she would find her calling there... As well as her soulmate

* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Convinced that her place is on the village, even if she's not exactly sure why yet. [[spoiler: Indeed, she's there to bring the Belmont family back together. Also, she and Marcel fall for each other.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: She constantly tries to convince Shanoa to wear more flattering clothes and accesorize, and she's constantly trying to get her to smile (something that's starting to become rather rude and nosey in RealLife). She, however has the best intentions at heart, and is unaware Shanoa has been rendered emotionless after her accident with Dominus.
* MsFanservice: Her character artwork shows her wearing a dress with ''a lot'' of cleavage.
* NamesTheSame: Should not be confused with Carmilla's lesbian lover and servant.
* NiceGirl: Makes a custom cat collar for Tom [[spoiler: so he can protect Anna from evil spirits without poisoning himself]]. She does this free of charge.


A nice old lady that's often a ''tad'' oblivious of the dangers surrounding her and the village.

* DirtyOldWoman: Downplayed. When Shanoa rescues her, she seems, huh, ''let down'' that Albus is not the person she sees.
-->'''Daniela''': Oh, are we done already? Well, that's rather disappointing, isn't it?
-->'''Shanoa''': ''Disappointing?''
-->'''Daniela''': You're not that rascal from before.
* GrannyClassic: A sweet, little old lady that apparently bakes cakes for everyone she meets. She's also one of the nicest people in the village.
* NiceHat: Gives these out as rewards for clearing her quests.
* RetiredBadass: When she issues her first quest, she mentions memories with her grandfather, specifically about monster hunts and "the view from atop the Lighthouse after and epic battle.". Huh. [[spoiler: Turns out, she's descended from the Belmonts like everyone else, and she's also the only one of them that actually used to be a vampire hunter.]]
* ScatterbrainedSenior: Zig-Zagged. Her character character bio says it best: "Some days she's ignorant, and yet some other days she's quite wise.". She apparently just showed up one day inhabiting a formerly empty house as if she had always lived there. When Shanoa rescues her, it seems she's ''unaware'' she has been kidnapped and trapped in remote, monster-infested ruins, but she seems aware of the nature of Shanoa's quest (while most other villagers are ignorant about it, either unknowingly or on purpose) and of Dracula, not that it particularly bothers or scares her. [[spoiler: Makes sense, since she used to be a vampire hunter, and it's implied she's the villager most closely related to the Belmonts.]]
* TragicKeepsake: The pictures she has Shanoa draw are apparently of places of great emotional value to her. [[spoiler: The Lighthouse is where she fought monsters with her Grandfather, The Waterfall is where he is buried, and The Church is where he died, presumably in battle against Dracula's monsters.]]


A cheerful chef that just recently moved from the city to the village looking for "less competition" (read: less picky customers). Clearing his quests unlock food items.

* AchievementsInIgnorance: During the whole game, he tries and fails to get the villagers to come to his restaurant by using different ingredients. In the process, however, he inadvertently creates food items that are better and more cost effective at healing than most of what the ''actual'' healer in town makes.
* BigFun: The largest of the villagers, and also the most enthusiastic.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Apparently, he didn't think making food ''taste good'' was important. However, see SupremeChef below.
* CatchPhrase: "Just watch, I can cook anything for you!"
* DubNameChange: Overlapping with NamesTheSame, Aeon was renamed as Ian in the PAL versions to avoid confusion with the character from Judgment.
* InsaneTrollLogic: He figured that since everyone has different tastes, and you can't please everyone, then a good chef shouldn't even [[EpicFail bother with how food tastes]].
* LethalChef: Before you complete his quests, and also in theory according to his backstory. He thinks three weeks is an exceptionally long time to hold a job at a restaurant, and the villagers don't seem even remotely interested in eating his food. Also, at one point he [[MysteryMeat cooks monster meat]]. However, he is also a rare combination of this ''and'' SupremeChef, see below.
* SupremeChef: Later in the game as you unlock his food items, and also in practice gameplay-wise. His food is actually much more cost effective at healing than Abram's potions. Possibly downplayed, as his food ''may'' be nutritious, but we still don't know if it actually tastes good, which is what he was trying to achieve.


A journalist drawn to the region by the local legends of monsters. His particular fetch quests involve taking pictures of certain monsters.

* IntrepidReporter: Averted. He thinks of himself as this, but Shanoa does all of the dangerous legwork to get him the pictures he wants. To his credit, the average reporter probably does not have the guts or the dedication to head to the heart of a monster-infested {{Uberwald}} in the first place, just for the sake of a couple scoops.
* OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious: Being an old-timey reporter, he's interested in monsters based off of cryptids. In particular:
** TheJerseyDevil: He asks for a picture of the monster with the same name, even though he has no idea of what it actually is.
-->'''Marcel''': [...]It's neither a devil, nor wearing a jersey...
** {{Chupacabra}}: The Cave Troll is a clear {{Expy}} of this monster. This one is particularly hard as getting close enough to get a picture puts you right in the range of it's attacks, which are really powerful.
** BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: His last mission has you photographing the flighty "Yeti" monster, whose pose when it spots you is also a ShoutOut to the ''Patterson-Gimlin film'', the most famous alleged recording of Big Foot.
* RealityEnsues: He works for a ''sports magazine'', which at first complies with publishing his monster stories, but they eventually [[spoiler: fire him because, again, they're a '''sports magazine that has absolutely nothing to do with the supernatural'''. After this he decides to stay in the village and court Laura.]]


An eccentric musician staying at the village, looking to draw inspiration from the horrors lurking around.

* MadArtist: He ventured into [[{{Uberwald}} monster infested territory associated with Dracula's legend]] just for the sake of finding his muse. Also, the horse hair to repair his violin can only be obtained from a monstrous horse-demon, and he asks Shanoa for a recording of a Banshee's scream, for whatever reason.
* NightmareFetishist: Fascinated with Dracula's legend, and the monsters that lurk in his domain. He seems just ''a tad'' too excited about the whole situation.
* DreadfulMusician: Again, just to make it perfectly clear: He wanted a ''freaking recording of a Banshee's scream, said to be deadly to those who hear it'', presumably to make his music. The villagers seem to tolerate and treat him just fine, but it is stated that they don't want anything to do with his weird demon music.
** However, gameplay-wise, he averts this. The records he doles out once you complete his quests are [[{{AwesomeMusic/Castlevania}} songs from other games in the Castlevania soundtrack]] you can play during your adventure.


A matronly, familiar mother of two, and a baker. She's the mother of Serge and Anna, and she gives out, funnily enough, [[MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest hunter-style quests]].

* BrokenBridge: Not for the main quest, but you must rescue her two kids before she actually starts giving out quests. Ditto for her children.
* SupremeChef: She apparently is an excellent cook, and serves as the town baker. Mostly an InformedAttribute, but she does give out pastries as rewards for two of her quests.
* MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest: A bit unusual, as you wouldn't expect a middle aged mother to give out more kill-oriented quests. The first one is mundane enough, killing crows justified as mere pest control. The were-wolf one is... a little more extreme. [[spoiler: And how in the heavens did she find out about the ''[[ChineseVampire Jiang Shi]]'', which is hidden deep in a cave past armies of DemonicSpiders, is anyone's guess.]]


Irina's son and Anna's older brother. He tries to help his mom by looking out for his sister, but he is a kid, so he's not above wanting to play games.

* BreatherEpisode: Two of his quests don't even require you to leave town, being a game of Hide and Seek and of Blind Tag, respectively. Both of them are not exactly hard, and can probably be beaten in a couple tries.
* CuteOwl: His one quest that may have you leave town for (if you haven't found the ''Fidelis Noctua'' glyph yet) is summoning an owl familiar and showing it to him. Though your owl is almost always a [[OminousOwl fierce fighter that swoops down on enemies]], here it just comes across as a cool animal for a boy to marvel at.

!!!Anna and Tom

Anna is Irina's daughter and Serge's little sister. She's a polite little girl with a sensitivity for the supernatural, which sadly, also [[BlessedWithSuck makes her vulnerable to]] [[DemonicPossession possession]]. Her quests revolve around Tom, a cat who protects Anna by keeping spirits at bay.

* CatsAreMean: Averted. Tom is unconditionally loyal to Anna, and he purposefully [[spoiler: makes himself sick, since it's the only way he knows to fend off the spirits that try to possess Anna.]]
* DemonicPossession: Poor Anna is in constant danger of this, and will be possessed if Tom is not close to her. The evil spirits, when they succeed in possessing her, are rude and snap at Shanoa. Anna, however, can break through their control, just briefly, and barely so.
* EvilDetectingDog: Is aware of the evil spirits that stalk Anna, and tries everything in his power to drive them away.
* KindHeartedCatLover: When not possessed, she's a very nice young girl, and she's very fond of Tom, who thoroughly averts CatsAreMean.
* ShoutOut: You'd think Tom's name was just a coincidence, but then you take up the "[[TomAndJerry Tom And Jewelry]]" quest...
* UndyingLoyalty: When you find Anna, Tom is there in the room, frantically pacing and leaping at her frozen form. Also, it's later revealed that Tom [[spoiler: deliberately eats a special kind of flower that makes him sick, because it's the only thing he knows that drives away the spirits tormenting Anna]]. Awwwww. [[spoiler: You eventually are tasked with finding a special chrysoberyl stone that Laura can turn into a holy cat collar, so the little guy no longer needs to get sick to help his friend.]]


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



->''"No one will listen to reason from the mouth of a beast."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): John Nuzzo (Legacy of Darkness), Creator/PaulStPeter (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

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

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To his rival Ortega.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ada, [[NotBloodSiblings his adoptive sister]].
* {{Bishonen}}: He's pretty good looking when not transformed.
* BlessedWithSuck: His wolf form. On the one hand, it makes him far more powerful than he normally is, but on the other hand, he has trouble controlling himself while transformed, and [[FaceOfAThug many people assume he's evil even when in control.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a werewolf, but unlike most of them in this series, he's firmly on the side of good.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Seeing his clan wipe out an entire village and leave Ada as the only survivor made Cornell [[TrainingFromHell work vigorously to control his beast form]] [[MoralityPet for Ada's sake]].
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: [[TrainingFromHell He gets over it]]... and eventually loses the ability altogether.
* NobleWolf: His intensive training to control his wolf form has two reasons; disgust with his clan's [[SavageWolves savagery]] and a desire to protect his sister.
* RedBaron: The "Blue Crescent Moon".
* SwordBeam: His main attack in ''Legacy of Darkness'', which comes from his claws.
* WolfMan: His ''Judgment'' design kicks this up a notch by making Cornell a ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot wolf knight]]''.
* WolverineClaws: Comes with the territory of being a man-beast.

!!Reinhardt Schneider


->''"The destiny of my blood means I must destroy Dracula."''

!!!!!!Voiced by: Andrew Hanikson

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

* GodIsGood: Believes God forgives all.
* HeroesPreferSwords: For close-range foes, anyway.
* KnightInShiningArmor: His default costume in ''Legacy of Darkness''.
* PrettyInMink: His outfit in ''64'' has what basically amounts to a fur high collar. ''Legacy of Darkness'' ditches it for more practical armor.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: A bright red one in ''64''.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Initially, but then he's forced to fight Rosa, making him drop this.

!!Carrie Fernandez


->''"While Dracula exists, children live in terror. I cannot desert them!"''

!!!!!!Voiced by: Bianca Allen

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

%%* CuteWitch
* DisappointedByTheMotive: Actrise tells her right before their fight, about the [[OffingTheOffspring time she slew her own child in attempt to gain immortality,]] Carrie quickly responds by calling it pathetic in contrast to her(Carrie's) stepmother making a sacrifice to save her stepchild's life.
* EnergyBall: Her weapon of choice.
* HomingProjectile: Her energy balls home in on targets.
* KidHero: She's only 12.
* LittleMissBadass: She's able to take on Dracula despite her age.
* PuppyLove: In-universe. In one of the endings, Malus makes Carrie promise to marry him when they're older. But remember, everyone, [[spoiler:Malus is ''Dracula''...]]
* RingsOfDeath: Her secondary attack; if you charge up a fireball beforehand, the rings hit with the ball's strength.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Carrie and Sypha have the exact same surname in Japanese (ヴェルナンデス ''Verunandesu''), but the English versions translated this differently for both.
* SquishyWizard: Though aside from her homing fireballs, [[FridgeLogic she doesn't use any magic spells.]] Her subweapons are the same as Reinhardt's.
* TokenMiniMoe: Her alternate outfit in ''64'' is even based off of Maria, the other TokenMiniMoe in the series.
* TrueBlueFemininity: She wears a blue dress in ''Legacy of Darkness''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or purple, depending on the costume.

!!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? [[BoringButPractical Wear a lot of armor and carry a gun.]]

* BadassNormal
* {{Expy}} Of Judeau from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
* TheGunslinger
%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeroesPreferSwords: Like Reinhardt, for close-range foes.
%%* KnightInShiningArmor
%%* ShipTease: With Ada.



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.

* AffablyEvil
* DarkChick
* EvilAlbino
* GlamorFailure: Upon her defeat, her face horribly rots away before she is destroyed completely.
* HotWitch
%%* MadScientist
* NiceHat
* VainSorceress: She's motivated by trying to stay young in appearance.
* WickedWitch
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Gilles de Rais

->''"So you thought you had won? To save the world is not so simple."''

A vampire servant to Dracula. He is one of the three responsible for bringing Dracula back into the world in 1844 and again in 1852.

* BattleButler: Has the look of one.
* TheBrute/EvilGenius: Serves as both, especially during Reinhardt and Carrie's quests.
* FinalBoss: If you make it to the keep in 11+ days, he has already turned Charlie Vincent into a vampire, making it impossible to face Dracula himself.
** ActuallyADoombot: Takes Dracula's appearance in Carrie and Rienhardt's quests.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The real Gilles de Rais was certainly not a vampire, but he did end up becoming a mass murderer after the death of Joan of Ark.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally going to appear in Symphony of the Night alongside Elizabeth Bartley.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has a blue beard.


Cornell's childhood friend, Ortega is a fellow man-beast soldier and master of the martial arts. He is Cornell's best friend, but also rival. Ortega is often frustrated because it seems that whatever he does, Cornell does better.

* OneWingedAngel: Turns into a Chimera for his boss fight.
* PantheraAwesome: His man-beast form is that of a were-lion
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Upon defeat, he realizes that he made a horrible mistake, and helps Cornell one last time before dying.
* TheRival: Who eventually becomes a RivalTurnedEvil.



!!John Morris


The son of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Quincy]] Morris from Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' novel. He witnessed his father's defeat of Dracula and swore to live up to his name. When Elizabeth Bartley 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.

* BlessedWithSuck: He's blessed with the power to kill Dracula by wielding the Vampire Killer, but that [[RetCon cursed him with the inability to heal his wounds]].
* BroadStrokes: In Stoker's novel, Quinc''e''y Morris was one of Lucy's suitors and no children of his are mentioned.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: The Vampire Killer consumed his soul between ''Bloodlines'' and ''Portrait of Ruin'']].
* DubNameChange: Johnny Morris in the Japanese version, which is not much of a difference as Johnny is technically a common nickname for John.
* MightyGlacier: He's a bit less nimble than Eric, but he hits a ''lot'' harder.
* PosthumousCharacter: Some of John's character is revealed in Portrait of Ruin.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: 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): Creator/GrantGeorge (Portrait of Ruin), Creator/StephanieSheh (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Kohei Fukuhara (Portrait of Ruin), Yuko Sanpei (''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'')

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

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

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

* AlwaysSecondBest: Even though he is smarter than John, he'll always be second best because he uses the Alucard Spear, which in itself was made to do nothing ''but charge the Vampire Killer'', something which frustrates him to no end. Actually, it's amazing he was never a RivalTurnedEvil because of this.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The US version of ''Bloodlines'' has his portrait [[RatedMForManly look like]] [[ a man.]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He acts condescending towards pretty much everyone in ''Judgment''.
* BadassCape: Wears one in his debut.
* BadassLongcoat: [[spoiler: In ''Portrait of Ruin'', as Wind]].
* BarbarianLongHair: More so in [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore America]].
* {{Bishonen}}: ''Bloodlines'' and ''Judgment'' self.
* BladeOnAStick: The Alucard Spear, which he's determined to prove the worth of in ''Judgment''.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: He died between ''Bloodlines'' and ''Portrait of Ruin'', though he appears in the latter as Wind]].
* DashingHispanic: He is native from Spain and just like Inigo Montoya, he is also driven to avenge a loved one (in this case, his girlfriend).
%%* FragileSpeedster: Granted, he's not weak by any means, but he doesn't take or dish out hits as well as John.
%%* MagicSkirt: ''Bloodlines'' self.
%%* NiceHat: ''[=PoR=]'' self.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Not him, but his signature weapon - it's known as the Alcarde Spear in its first appearance.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair turned purple as he got older rather than gray.

!!Elizabeth Bartley

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

* BeenThereShapedHistory: According to the backstory, Bartley arranged the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, which triggered UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* BigBad: She serves as this with Drolta as her {{Dragon}}.
** GreaterScopeVillain: She inadvertedly led to the death of Brauner's original daughters and his transformation into a vampire.
* ClimaxBoss
* CompositeCharacter: 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.
* EasyModeMockery: She dies after fighting her as Medusa on Easy mode. The Normal and Hard modes have the full fight.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Like good old Vlad Tepes, Elizabeth Bartley is based on a historical figure, [[ Erzsébet Báthory]] - her name is even rendered identically in Japanese.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The first phase of the fight has her take the form of Medusa.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She was originally going to appear in Symphony of the Night, alongside Gilles de Rais.

!!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.

* TheDragon: She serves as one to both Dracula and Elizabeth, appearing as the second phase of the final battle.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Drolta was based on one of Bathory's real-life servants, Dorotya Semtész, which is also made more clear in Japanese.
* IneptMage: She is described as an "amateur witch" in the English manual.
* MagicFromTechnology: She constructed the game's first boss, the Armor Battler, as well as the similar mecha-knights seen in the fifth and sixth stages.

[[folder:''Portrait of Ruin'']]

!!Jonathan Morris


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

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

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

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

!!Charlotte Aulin

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

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

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

* BadassAdorable: A cute teenage witch with very powerful magic.
* BadassBookworm: Between her and Jonathan, she tends to act as the brains.
* BerserkButton: "''Jonathan!'' Stop treating me like a child!"
* BlackMagicianGirl: Most of the spells she learns are offensive in nature.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* ChurchMilitant
* CuteWitch: No hats, but the broom is spot on.
* DeathGlare: Every time her BerserkButton is pressed.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[ThrowTheBookAtThem Uses books.]] That have weapons inside them.
* IncompatibleOrientation: She can NoSell the Charm spell used by one of the bosses of ''Portrait of Ruin''. Presumably, this is because Charlotte is straight, and said boss is female.
* JustAKid: Everyone ridicules her as this, and she doesn't like it. ''[[MadArtist Brauner]]'', of all people, is the only one who doesn't treat her like this.
* MarilynManeuver: If the Persephone enemy has a vacuum cleaner and gets close enough, Charlotte's skirt gets caught in the gust, making her push her skirt down to protect her modesty.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Jonathan's red. She is dressed in blue , uses long-distance magic and the one who usually analyzes the situation before acting.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: At least one instance of "Charotte Aulin" is in certain copies of the game, which is a leftover from the original Japanese release.
* TheTease: Not really a core part of her character, but hold Up long enough when using her and she'll twirl around, face the screen, place her arms behind her head, and strike a pose before asking "Well? Not bad, huh?" She does it even better in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair Harmony of Despair]]'', where she sounds a bit older and opts for a more flirtatious-sounding "You like that?"
* TrueBlueFemininity: She's the female protagonist of her game, and she wears blue.
* WhiteMage: Also has some healing abilities (though mostly towards ailments) and stat-boosting spells. Throw in a time-stopping spell and one that negates projectiles, and she becomes more of a [[TheRedMage Red Mage.]]
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Stella and Loretta


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

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

* ActionGirl: They're both powerful vampires. [[spoiler: They're also shown to be pretty strong even before they were vampires in their own mode.]]
* AnimeHair: How does Stella get her hair like that?
* BoobsOfSteel: Stella.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of Brauner.
* DaddysLittleVillain: They play with the trope due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy while they [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] the DaddysGirl trope, since them rushing to help their father was what caused them to be vampirized.
%%* ElegantGothicLolita
* {{Expy}}: Of Suiseiseki and Souseiseki from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
* AnIcePerson: Loretta's attacks all involve the use of ice magic.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Stella's PimpedOutDress, which doesn't seem that practical considering the above trope.
* LukeIAmYourFather: They are actually the daughters of Eric Lecarde, and are thus able to help Jonathan power up his whip and defeat the vampire menace.
* PowerFloats: The perks of being vampire twins. [[spoiler:When playable, floating is their default movement -- even though they're not vampires yet.]]
%%* SingleMindedTwins
* SpannerInTheWorks: If you think about it, Stella qualifies as this: she drops the pendant that allows the heroes to realize that they're brainwashed and that they can be cured, which then allows her and Loretta to open the gate to Brauner.
* SwordAndSorcerer: Stella and Loretta, respectively.
* SwordBeam: Stella, especially during the first fight against her.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Inherited from their father.



->''"This... is '''ART!'''"''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/JamiesonPrice
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HisaoEgawa

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

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

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

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

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

* BigBad: With Death for most of Portrait of Ruin. Though the plot mostly focuses on Brauner.
* CallingYourAttacks: "'''BLOOD ART TECHNIQUE!!!'''"
* KickTheDog: He does this to Eric in the way mentioned above.
* LargeHam:
* LooksLikeOrlok: ... Well, he ''does''.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His love for his original daughters was so strong that he was desparate to be reunited with them, even if it meant becoming a vampire and taking Eric's daughters as his own.
* MadArtist: Duh. Thankfully, he doesn't have a WaxMuseumMorgue.
* MyGreatestFailure: His failure to protect his daughters is what made him a MadArtist in the first place.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If he didn't allow Stella and Loretta to open the door to his quarters, then the heroes would not have been able to stop him.
* PetTheDog: His concern for Stella and Loretta appears genuine. He tries to keep them out of harm's way, and [[spoiler:during the bad ending, he shows up and begs you to stop hurting them. He then aborts his plan rather than endanger them further]].
%%* PurpleIsPowerful


[[folder:''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): Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

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

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

* AlternateCharacterReading: How his last name is rendered; the kanji gives it the furigana reading of "Kurusu".
* AmbiguouslyHuman: After the events of ''Aria'', he ''may'' not be entirely human anymore, since he trails afterimages behind him when he's moving, similar to Alucard in ''Symphony''.
* AntiAntiChrist: Fated as the reincarnation of Dracula and to resume his reign of terror. He can fail to overcome the dark desires, or succeed. Canonically, he usually succeeds.
* BadassLongcoat: It was more badass in ''Aria'', but the ''Dawn'' one is still awesome (it was watered down to be more practical).
%%* BadassUnintentional
* CursedWithAwesome: Is Dracula's reincarnation. But hey, he gets to use all those nifty souls to kick ass!
* DarkIsNotEvil: He fights by absorbing the souls of his defeated enemies, yet remains a fairly NiceGuy.
* DubNameChange: 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.
* EvilLaugh: If Soma becomes the Dark Lord in ''Dawn'', he gains an epic EvilLaugh that would give the old Drac a run for his money!
* GoodColorsEvilColors: 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.
* IAmWho: He does not know that he is the reincarnation of Dracula until near the good end or the bad end of Aria of Sorrow.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: He's the reincarnation of Dracula. This is made explicit in the opening cutscenes of ''Dawn of Sorrow''.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: If Soma does not wear the amulet he was given as he confronts Celia in the center of the castle, [[spoiler:he suffers the same fate he did in his past life and becomes evil to avenge the death of a loved one, or whatever Mina is to him.]]
* MegaManning: The Power of Dominance manifests as this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: From Dracula's perspective, Soma, since he's now free of the endless cycle of death and resurrection, and can now live happily with Mina.
* MysticalWhiteHair: As long as he can prevent himself from becoming Dracula again.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Initially.
%%* PrettyInMink
* ReincarnationRomance: Soma as Mathias/Dracula, and Mina as Elisabetha/Lisa.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Around Mina Hakuba, his VictoriousChildhoodFriend. It takes the sheer gravity of what he's been through (and HundredPercentCompletion) for him to even allow her to openly hold his hand at the end of ''Aria''.
* SlouchOfVillainy: He IS Dracula's reincarnation, after all.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The romaji of his given name has a long vowel via an extra "u"; the non-lazy way of writing/typing it is "Souma".
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: If the player is defeated while fighting the TrueFinalBoss in Aria of Sorrow or makes the wrong choice in Dawn of Sorrow, this surfaces and Soma becomes Dracula.
* TechnicalPacifist: Although he has no qualms against killing hordes of demons, he is disturbed and shaken when it appears as though he's killed Dmitri, and in the bad ending, is regretful that he had to put down Dario.
%% * WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:If he becomes the next Dracula]].
* YourSoulIsMine: 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 [[OneLetterName "J"]].

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

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

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

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

!!Yoko Belnades


->''"Ha ha ha. It's so much fun to tease you. But this is not the time to be fooling around."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Creator/KarenStrassman (Harmony of Despair)
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroko Takahashi (Aria of Sorrow; 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.

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



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

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

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

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

!!Mina Hakuba


->''"No, not at all! At first we were shocked, but everyone believes you'll get through this."''

!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Ao Takahashi

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

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

!!Graham Jones

->''"[[spoiler:I was born on the very day that Dracula was destroyed... So, in short, that means that I AM Dracula!]]"''

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

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

* AffablyEvil: Is vary polite and friendly to Soma... but only because he doesn't see him as a threat. Once Soma mentions his own powers, Graham starts [[FauxAffablyEvil going off the deep end.]]
* BackgroundBoss: His second form.
* BigBad: For ''Aria of Sorrow''.
%%* AGodAmI
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
%%* IJustWantToBeSpecial
%%* LightIsNotGood
%%* ManInWhite
%%* OneWingedAngel
* SinisterMinister: Head of a religious cult that worships Dracula.
* VillainousBreakdown: Starts when he learns about Soma's power of dominance, and reaches its peak when you fight him.
%%* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WrongGenreSavvy: Is convinced that being born on the same day makes him Dracula reincarnated. Not only is he not Dracula's reincarnation, ''Dawn of Sorrow'' reveals that he wasn't the even only person born that day.


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

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

!!Celia Fortner

->''"We do not desire the dark lord, per se. For [[GodIsGood 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 [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil good cannot exist in the universe without an equal evil to balance it]]. With this in mind, she seeks to find someone to step up to the position of lord of darkness in Dracula's absence, or coerce Soma to change his mind.

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

!!Dario Bossi

->''"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.

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

!!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.

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





->''"My name is Aeon. Shall we begin the first trial?"''

!!!!!!Voiced by (English): Ezra Weisz
!!!!!!Voiced by (Japanese): Creator/HiroshiKamiya

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

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

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