This page lists characters who appear in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2''.

For characters in the classic ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' continuity, see the [[Characters/{{Castlevania}} Castlevania character page]].

'''WARNING''': This page contains major spoilers for the first game, most of which are uhnmarked.

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!Heroes

[[folder:Gabriel Belmont]]
!!Gabriel Belmont
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/RobertCarlyle

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"I ask forgiveness and mercy for those that I have wronged. What I did, I did unknowingly, yet I would change everything if I could."'']]

->''"Every man has the power to repent... I have faith in that..."''

Gabriel is a warrior of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. As an infant, he was [[DoorstopBaby found abandoned at the door]] of one of the Brotherhood's convents. It is not known who his original parents were. Some suspect he was the unwanted child of a local wealthy landowner, most likely from the [[ContinuityNod Cronqvist]] family, though this has never been proven. The Order named the boy after the blessed Archangel [[MeaningfulName Gabriel]] and raised him as one of its own. The precocious child quickly proved to be extremely talented, developing a mastery of the fighting arts unprecedented in the Brotherhood. Gabriel took the surname of ''Belmont'', after his love of mountains and the high places of the world (the name ''Belmont'' is of French origin, a union of two French words: ''belle'', meaning "beautiful," and ''mont'', meaning "mountain").

Gabriel eventually married his childhood sweetheart Marie, only for her to seemingly be killed by monsters while he was away. He swears revenge on the creatures of the night, and soon sets out on a quest for the elders of the Brotherhood to kill the three Lords of Shadow, hoping to find a way to bring his wife back in the process.

'''Note:''' For tropes applying to Gabriel after TheReveal, see [[spoiler:the Dracula section]].
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* TheAce: He's the greatest warrior of the Brotherhood, as stated in the ''Lords of Shadow 2'' intro movie. Oh, and he's also God's Chosen Champion.
** BrokenAce: Don't let his cold, aloof nature, mastery in battle, and a continual frown fool you however: the man's [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne rotting from the inside]]. [[spoiler: And quite literally by the end of the DLC chapters, too.]]
* AllEncompassingMantle: In ''Mirror of Fate'' prologue.
* AntiHero: Goes from [[KnightInSourArmour Type II]] to [[UnscrupulousHero Type IV]] throughout the course of ''Lords of Shadow 1''.
* TheAtoner: After realizing he killed [[spoiler:Marie and Claudia]], he tries to make amends. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, fate has something else in store.]]
* BadassNormal: Especially evident in the ''Mirror of Fate'' prologue where Gabriel has none of his ''Lords of Shadow 1'' skills like magic and relics. And, yet, he completely wipes the floor with the Daemon Lord and his minions all by himself.
* BadassPreacher: In his fight with [[spoiler:{{Satan}}]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Only he can destroy all three Lords of Shadow.
* BiblicalMotifs: To some extent, inverted. [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] is a mortal, fallible man, while [[MeaningfulName Marie]] is a GuardianAngel-like entity who watches over him and offers information and advice.
* BloodMagic: Uses his own blood in ''Mirror of Fate'' to cage the rampaging Daemon.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: He's the Brooding Boy with Marie as the Gentle Girl.
* ByronicHero: Is an incredibly nuanced and troubled man, but doesn't allow for his personal problems to affect his mission at hand.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:After he is killed off by [[EvilAllAlong Zobek]], Marie asks the [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits of the dead]] to resurrect him. As a result, Gabriel comes back more powerful and determined than ever.]] The game even outright declares that [[spoiler:Gabriel became an angel for the duration of his fight with Satan]].
* TheChosenOne: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. His destiny isn't just to save the world from the Lords of Shadow, [[spoiler:but to become the EvilOverlord Dracula as well]].
** ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: See TheChosenOne above.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Marie.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: A promise he had [[HappilyMarried kept]].
* CompositeCharacter: Is a mixture of Leon Belmont and [[spoiler:Mathias Cronqvist]] from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence''.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His true parentage is never revealed in-story, yet the in-game speculation states that he might be a bastard offspring of the wealthy, land-owning Cronqvist family.
* CrusadingWidower: One of the most prominent examples.
* DarkIsNotEvil: While Shadow Magic can be [[DrunkWithPower slightly corrupting]], Gabriel has enough discipline to control it without such negative side effects. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, he abandons Shadow Magic after becoming Dracula.]]
%%* {{Determinator}}
* DespairSpeech: In abundance during ''Reverie''. This exchange for example.
--> '''Laura:''' You've [[spoiler: destroyed the Lords of Shadow]] but in doing so, you have unleashed a greater evil.
--> '''Gabriel:''' And what is it that you want me to do about it?
--> <...>
--> '''Laura:''' It's only a matter of time before [the Forgotten One] breaks free and returns to the world.
--> '''Gabriel:''' I care not for the world or its problems.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the prologue to ''Mirror of Fate HD'', Gabriel doesn't have a [[JustifiedTutorial health bar]]. Regardless, the in-game files do contain [[https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/101517153/hd/81b6337330c2123a4ab952117c4fae58.jpg a separate portrait]] for him.[[note]]These portraits accompany the health bars of Trevor, Simon, Alucard, and Dracula during the main game.[[/note]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Takes out both [[spoiler:the Old God Pan and beats the living daylights out of Satan. He finishes the job after his transformation into Dracula]].
* DisappearedDad: To Trevor. He never even knew the [[LukeYouAreMyFather child was born]], courtesy of the Brotherhood of Light.
* DramaticIrony: Several occurrences throughout the story.
--> '''Carmilla:''' We are not so different, you and I. Your God cannot save you now... [[HeWhoFightsMonsters you will be one of us eventually.]] It is inevitable.
--> '''Gabriel:''' No... I will take the three powers and unite them.
* DoubleConsciousness: Both his character file and Zobek's in-game narration state him as this. In spite of his ultimate kindness, Gabriel is infamous for having occasional surges of [[ByronicHero brooding ambivalence]] only his sweetheart, [[MoralityChain Marie]], could pacify. It only gets worse with the latter's death, and during late game, he begins to waver and question his own [[EmotionsVsStoicism heart]], [[CrisisOfFaith faith]], and [[BrokenAce motives]].
* DueToTheDead: In spite of being in a hurry, Gabriel postpones his quest to give [[spoiler: Claudia]] a proper burial.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Gabriel becomes an immortal vampire who will never see his wife again, and is destined to do battle with his own descendants for the rest of time.]]
* HappilyMarried: Essentially his backstory. Until Marie dies, that is.
* HeelRealization: He is fully conscious of his actions and that he is required to resort to more and more extreme methods to triumph... [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope not that it stops him.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A double subversion. [[spoiler: Gabriel manages to dodge the aftermath of the trope during the main game, mostly because of his yearning [[ThePowerOfLove to bring his beloved back above all else]]. However, this is rendered obsolete when [[DespairEventHorizon his hopes are crushed]], and he gives up the last semblances of his humanity in order to defeat the [[OmnicidalManiac Forgotten One]], in the process becoming ''the'' villain of the series.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Momentarily loses heart after [[spoiler:killing Claudia and later the Old God Pan]]. The final breakdown [[spoiler: where he realizes TheKillerInMe]] blossoms into a full DespairEventHorizon.
* HopeSpot: The ending of ''1'' is this for him. [[spoiler: After he is resurrected, he becomes a nigh-IdealHero, prepared to banish Satan and save the world for the Lord. [[StartOfDarkness And after all is said and done...]]]]
* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: The Amnesiac Killer variety. He killed his own wife, and later Claudia, whilst under the effect of the [[EvilMask Devil Mask]].]]
* KirkSummation / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Attempts to reason with [[spoiler:the Devil]] just before their battle by stating that [[GodIsGood God loves them both despite their flaws]]. After [[spoiler:Satan]] refuses to acknowledge this and says that he deserves to rule by the Almighty's side or someone even greater than that, Gabriel snaps and points out just why [[spoiler:Lucifer]] was exiled from Heaven in the first place.
* KnightInSourArmor: Is a vastly cynical and jaded man who, despite all, still fights on the side of good.
* KubrickStare: Is quite fond of giving these in ''Lords of Shadow 1''. [[spoiler:He loses his signature glower in the sequel, however.]]
* TheInsomniac: Is unable to sleep in the first game, partly because of [[spoiler: Claudia's death]] and the nightmares pummeling his exhausted mind.
* InTheHood: For the first cutscene of the game. Also in ''Mirror of Fate'' prologue.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Belmont's Theme'' which [[ThemeTuneCameo makes a cameo]] in ''Lords of Shadow 2'' in a form of a music box tune. Likewise for ''Gabriel's Farewell'' from ''Mirror of Fate'' which returns in ''2'' in all of its original glory. [[note]] It's been renamed to ''City in Flames'', though.[[/note]]
* LightIsNotGood: Despite being a Paladin of the Brotherhood, a very capable light-magic wielder, and a good man, Gabriel can come across as reserved, cold and ruthless, bordering on callous, and downright vicious when he wants to be.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: A particularly tragic example. [[spoiler: This becomes even harsher once Zobek reveals that even ''he'', [[CardCarryingVillain the Lord of the Dead]], did not foresee Gabriel's true nigh-bestial nature.]]
--> '''Zobek:''' ''(narrating)'' What has happened to you, Gabriel? What have you become? Love has blinded you but you have changed, my friend.
* MachiavelliWasWrong: Points this out to [[spoiler: Satan]] as a part of his KirkSummation.
* MadeOfIron: Manages to shrug off normally fatal injuries from Carmilla and [[spoiler:Satan]]. In ''Mirror of Fate'', he survives the Daemon Lord's tail spike ''through his abdomen''. Presumably, he limped back to the Order's stronghold ''without treating it'' in any way.
* MessianicArchetype: The ChosenOne? Check. Betrayed by his companion? Check. [[spoiler: Is killed, but then came BackFromTheDead? Check. Saves the world? Twice. And then inverts this by becoming a SatanicArchetype.]]
%%* MessyHair
* TheNarrator: Takes up the duty of narrating the passages during the loading screens in ''Reverie'' and ''Resurrection'' DLC. [[spoiler:The peculiar choice of words, however, heavily implies that it is Dracula who's recounting a couple years into the future.]]
* {{Necromantic}}: What he wants most is to bring his wife from the dead.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Greatly exaggerated. All he really desires is to retrieve the God Mask to resurrect his beloved. [[spoiler: Instead, he gets brainwashed, murders a few innocents, is manipulated by the BigBad, realizes that he was the one to kill Marie in the first place, but, despite all that, saves the world. Twice. He then comes back ''only'' to fall from grace, and is forced to battle his own descendants for an eternity. Suffice it to say, he has every reason to be suicidal by the time ''Lords of Shadow 2'' roles around.]]
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: When Carmilla attempts to seduce Gabriel before their battle, he doesn't act even ''slightly'' tempted.
* OddFriendship: With [[MoralityPet Laura]] during the ''Reverie'' DLC.
* TheOnlyOne: Gabriel is the only one who can defeat the Lords of Shadow, BecauseDestinySaysSo.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:What he is said to be by the end of the game. Whenever he is ''the'' [[ArchangelGabriel Archangel]], or what had happened to his angelic status later on, is left a mystery.]]
%%* PermaStubble
* PostVictoryCollapse: Falls to his knees shortly after defeating [[spoiler: Satan]] as the [[BarredFromTheAfterlife souls of the dead]] finally AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: [[spoiler:''Lords of Shadow 1'' in a nutshell.]]
* PropheticNames: His name stands for ''“God is my Strength”'' and/or ''“Hero of God”''. [[spoiler: He's also His chosen one who banishes Satan, interestingly enough carrying out [[ArchangelMichael Michael's]] role depicted in ''Literature/TheBible''.]]
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Has a small one aimed at [[StealthMentor Pan]] due to the faun's habit of speaking in cryptic riddles.
* RedIsHeroic: His Brotherhood of Light commander uniform, even if it is decorated with what seems to be a metallic, avian skull.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motivation in ''1'' consists of both the desire to resurrect his beloved ''and'' avenge her death.
* RousseauWasRight: See his character quote. Ardently believes that in spite of one's flaws and sins, everybody has a chance to be redeemed and forgiven. They just have to understand and accept it, though...
* TheStoic: To a point of being TheUnfettered. And yet, Gabriel [[HeelRealization is fully aware of what he's doing]], and suffers through several [[HeroicBSOD mental breakdowns]] on the path to his goal. But [[{{Determinator}} is completely willing to continue to the bitter end.]]
** NotSoStoic: [[BittersweetEnding In the finale]], [[spoiler: after the Earth and the Heavens have been united once more and Marie departs with the [[MockGuffin God Mask]], Gabriel finally cracks and collapses, [[ManlyTears sobbing uncontrollably.]]]]
* SwissArmyWeapon: His true Combat Cross, the [[MythologyGag Vampire Killer]].
** ChainPain: The spiked chain upgrade allows to saw through different obstacles, as well as tame and ride various rabid monsters like Wargs and Trolls.
** GrapplingHookPistol: Not a firearm, but the very first upgrade to his combat cross allows him to scale vertical surfaces and swing across chasms.
** VariableLengthChain
** WhipItGood: Wields a combat cross like his son and descendants.
** WoodenStake: One of the upgrades is a stake extension, which is used as both a weapon (killing vampires) and a tool (extra leverage for operating broken portcullis winches).
* TranquilFury: Is this after defeating the Vampire Queen and on.
* TragicDream: He's afraid to sleep in ''Lord of Shadows'', as he dreams of his wife being murdered and the terrible things that have occurred on his quest.
* UnwantedRevival: After Gabriel [[spoiler: sends Satan back to Hell,]] he tells Marie that he did not wish for his life to given back to him.
* UnwittingPawn: For the Brotherhood of Light and Pan, who are both well aware his quest will destroy him. [[spoiler:Also Satan, who used Gabriel's quest to get his own hands on the God Mask.]]
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Does this to the first two Lords of Shadow, as well as the [[spoiler: Black Knight]]. The [[SprintShoes Cyclone Boots]] stolen from the [[CanisMajor Lycanthrope Dark Lord]] allow for him to sprint short distances, whilst the Seraph Shoulders taken from the [[MonsterProgenitor Vampire Queen]] make DoubleJump possible.
* VampireHunter: [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]
* WholeCostumeReference: His clothes are based on the armor worn by Simon Belmont in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest''.
* WingedHumanoid: Uses the Seraph Shoulders he had stolen from Carmilla for his enhanced DoubleJump. [[spoiler: Funnily enough, Gabriel can only conjure them once every regular jump, but in his [[AirJousting final battle with Satan]], [[CutscenePowerToTheMax he is seen using them far beyond what is allowed in-game]] by staying in the air for ten seconds straight. Later, he abandons their use in favor of the more effective Demonic Wings.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Delivers one to [[spoiler: Satan]] as his answer to the latter's [[ThePowerOfHate assumption on hate.]]
--> '''Gabriel:''' It is what is in men's hearts that [[{{God}} He]] cares about. [[GodIsGood He loves you as He loves me.]] We have only to ask for [[TheAtoner forgiveness deep within ourselves]] and [[RedemptionEarnsLife be welcomed back.]]
* YinYangBomb: Gabriel's Light and Shadow magics behave like this in ''1''.
* YouCantFightFate: Unfortunately, he ends up [[spoiler:becoming Dracula and doing battle with his descendants]].
* YouDontLookLikeYou: His in-game design is very different from his appearance on the Collector's Edition cover art.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Trevor Belmont]]
!!Trevor Belmont
-->'''Voiced by''': [[Series/GameOfThrones Richard Madden]] (adult), Stuart Campbell (young)

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Fate is cruel...but in the end...I pity you father..."'']]

->''"If I have not returned by dawn, take the boy and leave this place far behind..."''

Trevor Belmont is the son of Gabriel and Marie Belmont. He was conceived in 1046, just before one of Gabriel's many long sojourns on behalf of the Brotherhood of Light and its fight against evil. Pan and the elders of the Brotherhood believed Gabriel to be TheChosenOne who would one day ultimately defeat the Lords of Shadow and redeem mankind, but they also foresaw dark omens ahead. The world would be saved, although a heavy price would be exacted on all. Pan saw terrible visions, portents leading to a dreadful fate for Marie and her newly born child. He therefore persuaded Marie to keep her child a secret from his father until Gabriel's quest was done, and in this single act, he saved the child from certain death.

Oblivious to his fate, Trevor was raised by the Brotherhood to be a warrior like his father before him, and the secret of his birth and his lineage was kept from him until manhood. He proved to be a skilled warrior, and had inherited his father's deep mastery of combat. During this time, he met and married Sypha and by 1067, they have a child named Simon.

When Dracula returned in 1072, the elders saw in Trevor the final hope for redemption, a way to strike a blow against the dark forces now inhabiting the old Bernhard Castle, an evil of their own making. Therefore, Trevor was informed of his true lineage, the fate of his mother and the true identity of her murderer; and so he sets off to the castle to seek revenge.

For tropes applying the Trevor after TheReveal, [[spoiler:see the Alucard section]].
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* AncestralWeapon: Uses a Combat Cross, like his father.
* AnimalMotifs: Lions.
* AntagonisticOffspring: Becomes enemies with his disgraced father, Gabriel.
* {{Badass}}: Goes to battle Dracula and his undead army with minimal armor, some knives and his Combat Cross.
* BadassLongcoat: Has a long, green armored one.
* BarbarianLongHair: Has long, dark brown hair.
%%** MessyHair
* CallingTheOldManOut: Chews Gabriel out for Marie's death in ''Lords of Shadow''. He doesn't name names, however, so Gabriel [[ButForMeItWasTuesday has no idea what he's talking about]].
* CompositeCharacter: Of the original continuity's Trevor and [[spoiler:Alucard]]. Considering who Trevor's dad becomes...
* TheChosenOne: The Brotherhood of Light's prophecy states only a Belmont can defeat Dracula.
* DeathByOriginStory: He and his wife eventually die at Dracula's hands, which is why his son Simon goes after the vampire lord years later.
* DoomedProtagonist: Promotional material makes it clear from the start that Trevor never makes it out of Dracula's castle.
* HeroesWantRedheads: In this continuity, Trevor still ends up with Sypha, but this time, [[AdaptationDyeJob she's no longer a blonde]].
* HeroicBSOD: When we first see Trevor in the third act of ''Mirror of Fate'', he's clearly having some trouble accepting the information that the Brotherhood had divulged him.
* LegacyCharacter: Takes quite a bit after his father. He had a similar upbringing and gone into the same occupation as a warrior of the Brotherhood of Light, uses the same techniques such as Light and Shadow magics, and has special equipment to help him on his journey.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Gabriel never knew Trevor was born until the events of ''Mirror of Fate''.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. Even so, Trevor [[ShamefulSourceOfKnowledge refuses to answer this question.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Not that one had any choice, and the other had any idea on what was going on.
* {{Patricide}}: Initially wants to kill his father, Gabriel.
* {{Pride}}: If Trevor had told his father the [[LukeYouAreMyFather crucial information]] [[HonorBeforeReason before their fight]], the battle could have easily been averted. [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Or won.]]
* ScrewDestiny: Is, by far, the most defiant character in the trilogy, preferring [[{{Determinator}} to go on]] regardless of [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption being told otherwise.]] He's so headstrong, in fact, that even the Mirror of Fate (as in, the actual [[MagicMirror mirror]]) refused to show him his destiny, something his father had seen many time over.
* ShutUpHannibal: Delivers a nonverbal one to the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Lost Soul]] by [[TalkToTheFist smashing its mask with the knob of his cross]], and, later, his father, which also dubs as a BadassBoast.
--> '''Trevor:''' I'll tell you [Marie's] name! Right before I cut it into your heart!
* SwissArmyWeapon: His duplicate Combat Cross.
* SympathyForTheDevil: In his dying moments, Trevor openly pities his father and the [[FallenHero monster he has become.]]
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Boldly challenges his EvilOverlord father to a duel in the finale of ''Mirror of Fate''.
%%** ChainPain
%%** VariableLengthChain
%%** WhipItGood
%%** WoodenStake
* VampireHunter: Goes on a quest to kill the vampire lord Dracula and all the undead that serve him.
* WholeCostumeReference: His clothes are based on those worn by Richter Belmont in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]''.
* YankTheDogsChain: His final fight is this. Trevor had ''all'' the chances to triumph over Dracula if not for the latter's [[DiabolusExMachina inexplicable streak of fortune and the ability to stab an opponent]] [[AirJousting in mid-air]]. [[JustifiedTrope Well]], [[DoomedProtagonist then]] [[HopelessBossFight again...]]
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: Wants to get revenge on Dracula for the monster's role in the death of Trevor's mother.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Simon Belmont]]
!!Simon Belmont
-->'''Voiced by''': Alec Newman

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am Simon Belmont...I have come to avenge the death of my parents...I've come to destroy you."'']]

->''"My father came to this castle many years ago when I was but a child. He came to destroy the evil that lives here... he never returned."''

Born in 1067, Simon is the son of Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belmont. At the age of six, his parents were murdered by the forces of Dracula, and Simon was lucky to escape with his own life. Lost and alone, he was found in the forest by some of the mountain people, taken in and raised amongst them. However, he never forgot what had happened to his parents and vowed to deliver vengeance one day upon those responsible. He trained hard and was extremely gifted in combat, yet life was hard for young Simon growing up. Always an outcast amongst the tribe, he developed a strong will and stubborn attitude that would always boil over into rage, and men soon came to fear him and his prowess in the arts of war.

Many years passed, yet the rage and yearning for revenge never left his heart. So one day, he left the relative safety of the mountains and headed towards the land of his birth, to seek out the one they call the Dragon, to meet him face-to-face and destroy him forever, little knowing that the curse of his family name would lead him into darkness and a terrible truth.
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* TheAce: In the ''Lords of Shadow 2'' intro, it's mentioned that Simon is such a skilled warrior that he even puts Trevor to shame. He becomes the first human to defeat Dracula.
* AntagonisticOffspring: Becomes enemies with his disgraced grandfather Gabriel.
* {{Badass}}: Takes on an army of the undead with a whip and no shirt.
* BadassBeard: Has a wild red beard that adds to his badass appearance.
* BarbarianHero: Is a [[BeardOfBarbarism bearded]] WalkingShirtlessScene raised in the mountains out to destroy the EvilOverlord Dracula.
* BeardOfBarbarism: Has a wild red beard, to illustrate his years living in the mountains.
* TheChosenOne: The Brotherhood of Light's prophecy states only a Belmont can defeat Dracula.
* CoveredWithScars: Has various scars from years of hunting and training.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Not only has bright red hair, but tanned skin from years of working and hunting outdoors.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:''Mirror of Fate'' is really Alucard's story rather than Simon's.]]
* FieryRedhead: Is a red-headed warrior who's quick to anger.
%%* TheHerosJourney
%%* HeroicBuild
%%* LoinCloth
* OrphansOrdeal: Was picked on by children in the village that raised him after his parents' death.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: The piece of the eponymous Mirror of Fate he received from his father.
%%** TragicKeepsake
%%** MementoMacGuffin
* [[RaisedByNatives Raised By Wallachian Mountain Dwellers]]
%%* RedHeadedHero
%%* RedIsHeroic
* SelfMadeMan: Trained himself to be a VampireHunter after losing his parents to Dracula.
* SummonMagic: A couple of them.
** GuardianAngel: The Spirit of Belnades, which protects him from harm while active.
** GuardianEntity: The Spirit of Schneider, which attacks enemies within range while active.
* VampireHunter: Hunts the vampire lord Dracula and his undead minions.
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhipItGood: Uses a Wallachian Beast Hunter whip, until he obtains his father's Combat Cross.
%%* WildHair
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother And Father]]: Justifies going after Dracula as revenge for the vampire causing the deaths of his parents.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alucard (Spoiler)]]
!!Alucard [[spoiler:(Trevor Belmont)]]
-->'''Voiced by''': [[spoiler:Richard Madden]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''" [[spoiler:Trevor died a long time ago, Father...]]I am Alucard."'']]

->''"This I promise: You shall not stand alone against him."''

The mysterious, silver-haired vampire "son" of Dracula. He seeks to aid Simon Belmont in his quest to defeat the Dragon and save the Belmont family from their cursed fate.

For tropes applying to Alucard before TheReveal, [[spoiler:see the Trevor Belmont section]].
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* TheAgeless: Since he's one of the undead, he can't be killed.
* AntiHero: Alucard does some ''very'' nasty stuff in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', to the point he could be considered an UnscrupulousHero. He also has zero qualms with butchering Brotherhood soldiers in ''Revelations''.
** FridgeBrilliance can explain part of this. After all, The Brotherhood had repeatedly shown to be [[KnightTemplar rather intolerant]] of vampires, and likely attacked Alucard on sight, not believing that a vampire could possibly [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire be a good guy]]. After centuries of being hunted Alucard likely gave up trying to reason with them.
* TheAntiNihilist: His motivation in ''2''. [[spoiler: He understands Dracula's [[SealedEvilInADuel predicament]], but doesn't accept his [[DespairEventHorizon morbid and hopeless]] view of the world. Intead, he opts for a massive BatmanGambit in order to lure out the [[EvilerThanThou prime evils]] of the world and destroy them, therefore, creating a [[HopeSpot resolution]] for his father and himself.]]
* {{Alucard}}: Named this by Dracula in reference to his origins.
* AnimalMotifs: Lions in ''Mirror Of Fate'', wolves in ''2''.
* AntagonisticOffspring: Turns on his vampire "father" Dracula.
* AppropriatedAppelation: Dracula names him "Alucard" for lack of his real name, [[spoiler:and in reference to Trevor's dying words implying that they were opposites]]. As evidenced by ''Lords of Shadow 2'', Alucard himself [[ThatManIsDead seems to like it]].
* TheAtoner:
-->'''Alucard:''' It seems fate has given me a second chance... Father.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BadassLongcoat
** NoShirtLongJacket: Just like dear old dad.
* BarbarianLongHair: Considering the [[DarkerAndEdgier reboot]], this makes him manlier.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy: Has the appearance of an attractive man in his 30s with flowing white hair, despite his creepy-looking grey skin and SupernaturalGoldEyes.
** MessyHair: Has long, shaggy white hair.
%%** WildHair
* TheBeastmaster: Has an affinity with bats, for obvious reasons. They form his first secondary weapon in ''Mirror of Fate''.
* BigNo: After [[WhatHaveIBecome he wakes up]] in ''Mirror of Fate''.
* BlackKnight: First introduced as a mysterious man covered in black armor. [[spoiler:Including in ''2''.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Masterminds the entire plot of ''Lords of Shadow 2'' in order to ensure the defeat of [[TheGrimReaper Zobek]], {{Satan}},[[WhoWantsToLiveForever Dracula and himself]], and, barring his DemonicPossession by Satan, is wholly successful in all aspects save the last. The only reason the last portion of the plan is not carried out is because Dracula and Alucard decide to live as a family.]]
* CompositeCharacter: Of Alucard and [[spoiler:Trevor Belmont]] from the original continuity.
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: [[spoiler: Saves his father from an enraged demon early in ''2'' by cleaving the fiend into two from behind.]]
* CoolSword: The Crissaegrim, an ornate sword Alucard forged around the stake Gabriel used to kill Carmilla. He can also [[FlamingSword light it on fire]] and [[AnIcePerson coat it in ice]] because of two other swords he incorporated into it, giving abilities akin to his father's [[ArmorPiercingAttack Chaos Claws]] and [[LifeDrain Void Sword]] respectively.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite dressing all in black, he's a hero who battles his fellow monsters of the night.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments in ''2''.
--> '''Alucard:''' ''[[spoiler: (to Zobek's Lieutenant)]]'' Nice armor...
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Is possessed by Satan during ''Lords of Shadow 2'''s final boss fight.]]
* DualWielding: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] the Head Jailer in ''Revelations'' by dual-wielding his [[FlamingSword Crissaegrim]] and the retrieved [[LaserBlade Void Sword]]. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome.]]
* FragileSpeedster: To his father's LightningBruiser. In a sense, it is downplayed. Alucard can withstand a dramatic amount of damage and keep on going, but, if compared, his skills and abilities are all [[SpeedBlitz speed/momentum-based]] while Dracula specializes in a more [[CurbStompBattle direct]] approach. Alucard moves faster, jumps higher, but trades his [[DeathOfAThousandCuts damage output]] for said speed and maneuverability.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Uses his curse to watch over new generations of men, as well as helping stranded innocents in his White Wolf guise.
* FullBodyDisguise: [[spoiler: In ''Lords of Shadow 2'' [[ReverseMole assumes the guise]] of [[TheDragon Zobek's Lieutenant]] as a part of his MemoryGambit with his father.]]
* [[InvertedTrope Good]] [[EvilCounterpart Counterpart]]: To his father.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has cracks on his face in ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His weapon of choice by ''Lords of Shadow 2'' is a single-edged ornate sword forged around the stake that killed Carmilla in ''Lords of Shadow''.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:Since Alucard was TheChessmaster during ''Lords of Shadow 2'', it's clear he was doing things before and during the main game. The game's DLC expansion, ''Revelations'', is a bonus campaign that stars Alucard and goes into greater detail about his role.]]
* HopeBringer: Is this to the people of the modern city and, eventually, [[spoiler: his father.]] His White Wolf guise is thanked for leading the innocent travelers out of danger on more than one occasion. In itself, Alucard is considered to be the town's mythical savior who helps the poor when they are in need.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: A vampire who hunts vampires.
* IdentityAmnesia: In ''Mirror of Fate'', he requires the [[ExpositionFairy Lost Soul's]] aid in order to remember who he was or what had happened to him prior his death.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Wants to kill his vampire father, Dracula, both for turning him into a vampire and for generally being evil. [[spoiler:He eventually gets over this by the second game, seeking to help Dracula redeem himself by killing Zobek and Satan and then letting Dracula kill himself. By the very end of it, he seems content that Dracula just wants to live in peace, and it's implied he goes to join him and be together as a family.]]
* LickingTheBlade: Does this in the DLC for ''Lords of Shadows 2'' after certain executions. Since he's licking off blood, doing so heals him slightly.
* MasterSwordsman: His skill with the Crissaegrim is unparalleled. After all, he's had a ''lot'' of time to practice.
* MyGreatestFailure: He failed to kill Dracula in the past, something that had severe repercussions for the Belmont clan. He has since made it his (un)life mission to end the Clan's curse, no matter how long it takes.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Doesn't embrace the BloodKnight and AlwaysChaoticEvil traits of his vampire brethren.
* MysticalWhiteHair: His hair turned white at some point during his conversion into a vampire.
* PowerCopying: Alucard can augment his body in certain ways when he drinks the blood of certain creatures. He does this twice in ''Mirror of Fate'', both with bosses. However, he loses these powers by ''Revelations.''
* PrimalStance: It's subtle, kinda like the [[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime Prince Of Persia]] or [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed the Assassins]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: By ''2'', he's been alive for nearly one thousand and ten years.
* RiseFromYourGrave: How he first wakes up from his slumber in ''Mirror of Fate''.
* RipVanWinkle: [[spoiler: Trevor's transformation into a vampire]] lasted for nearly three decades.
* StrongerWithAge: Alucard's existing table of abilities and skills morphes and changes as time passes.
* SuicidalPacifism: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. Alucard refuses to harm Simon -- and only Simon, -- when the latter's [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by Dracula. Even if that means subjecting himself to the redhead's attacks and subweapons.
* SuperStrength: Not as quite as his father, but still, it is considerable.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: His eyes are a golden yellow with blackened sclera, contrasting his father's [[RedEyesTakeWarning crimson red]], and also suiting to his [[NobleWolf wolf motif]].
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* ThatManIsDead: In ''Lords of Shadow 2'''s prologue:
-->'''Alucard:''' [[spoiler:Trevor]] died a long time ago, Father. I am Alucard.
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler: What ultimately extinguishes his ire towards his father.]]
* VampiricDraining: His FinishingMove against most enemies in ''Mirror of Fate'' involves pouncing on their stunned form and ripping into their throats, draining them dry.
** VampireBitesSuck: It's quite fatal and really rather messy.
* VegetarianVampire: Not a ''full'' vegetarian, mind you. He's not fickle and does drink human blood, but, according to the modern city lore, he had mastered a way to feed without taking the life of his victim. By ''Lords of Shadow'' [[VampireBitesSuck standards]], that's pretty vegetarian.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Just like his father.
** {{Animorphism}}: His true form is that of a great, white wolf. In ''Mirror of Fate'', that wolf is bipedal and locks Alucard into an increased damage-dealing state at the cost of his magic. In ''Lords of Shadow 2'', it appears as a regular wolf and acts as a guide between the castle and the modern world. In ''Revelations'', it is intangible and can be used to avoid attacks and pass through grates.
** OneToMillionToOne: Can turn into a cloud of bats for platforming segments of the game.
** SuperSmoke: In ''Mirror of Fate'', can become a mass of floating particles which absorb the health of anything Alucard passes through.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Unlike his [[DaywalkingVampire more fortunate father]], Alucard is severely handicapped in the sunlight... when it does not [[ManOnFire set him ablaze]] in a moment's notice.
* WhipItGood: Uses a corrupt version of the Combat Cross, called the Dark Pain, in ''Mirror of Fate''. Later, he abandons the whip in favor of [[CoolSword the Crissaegrim.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Victor Belmont]]
!!Victor Belmont
-->'''Voiced by''': Anthony Howell

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Darkness shrouds your soul."'']]

->''"I am Victor... Victor Belmont. Commander of the Brotherhood of Light. Protector of humanity. And the last of my illustrious bloodline."''

The Belmont of modern day, and at the time of ''Lords of Shadow 2'', the last of the lineage. Victor seeks to destroy Dracula and at last restore the Belmonts' honor, even if it means dooming the world in the process.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Commander of the Brotherhood of Light.
* {{Badass}}: Knowing full well how his family has fared fighting Dracula, he still charges him head on. [[BadassFamily It runs in the blood]].
%%* BadassBeard
* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsGood: Combines both tropes. Noticeably, like Gabriel before him, he uses both Shadow and Light magic, but less noticeable, is that he uses a gauntlet that was forged in hell, and can conjure pale white angel wings. His choice of equipment is dark plate armor, along with white robes.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:When Dracula defeats him, he spares his life and gives him the antidote to the demon virus. This convinces Victor to help him, since he is evidently not quite the same being he was trained to hate and fight.]]
* FamousLastWords:
-->'''Victor:''' [[spoiler:Now [[{{Dracula}} you]] are [[LastOfHisKind the last Belmont]]...]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His face is heavily scarred.
* GenerationXerox: Even after 1000 years, the Belmonts still dress and fight similarly to their progenitor, Gabriel.
* HandicappedBadass: Is missing his right eye.
* HeroAntagonist: He's a demon hunter trying to kill the EvilOverlord Dracula. Unfortunately, [[VillainProtagonist you're playing as Dracula at the time]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Offers himself as bait to the acolytes to give Dracula a chance to find them and put a stop to Satan's plans.]]
** StupidSacrifice: To a certain degree, because: [[spoiler:Victor receiving the cure to the virus never serves any other purpose other than to convince him that Dracula is not completely evil, though, as he sacrifices himself shortly after he receives it from Gabriel, is never seen handing it to anyone else, and the vial presumably disintegrates with his body.]]
*** [[spoiler:However, there is a fade-to-black after Drac hands him the serum, where Victor tells him to follow him.]] Presumably, he handed the antidote off to someone on the way out.
%%* InTheHood
* LastOfHisKind: He is the last surviving member of the Belmont bloodline. [[spoiler:Well, not counting Dracula and Alucard]].
* MirrorBoss: Uses the same tactics [[spoiler:Dracula used]] as Gabriel Belmont back in the first game.
* MythologyGag: Victor was one of the main characters from the cancelled ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaResurrection''.
** And prior to that, he was originally going to be called [[CastlevaniaChroniclesofSorrow Julius]].
* TattooAsCharacterType: Has a tattoo on his chest to illustrate his rough-and-tumble background.
* VampireHunter: Hunts the vampire lord Dracula and his minions.
* WhipItGood: Has a Combat Cross of his own that, like previous models, functions as a chain whip.
[[/folder]]

!Supporting Characters

[[folder:Zobek]]
!!Zobek
-->'''Voiced by''': [[Creator/PatrickStewart Sir Patrick Stewart]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"It is said this warrior would become God's vassal on Earth... supremely powerful... He could do anything..."'']]
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->''"Yes, old friend. It is I."''

Gabriel's mentor and ally. If the recorded chronicles of the Brotherhood are to be believed, Zobek is one of their longest serving warriors. The list of heroic deeds attributed to him is as impressive as his vast knowledge of the art of war or indeed the mighty fighting skills he can deploy, despite his age.

His weapon of choice is a simple longsword which he handles with skill and alacrity. Strangely, he likes to use an old-fashioned uniform of the Brotherhood of Light that, according to him, was inherited from one of his ancestors; one of the founding members of the Brotherhood of Light.

For tropes applying to Zobek after TheReveal, [[spoiler:see the Lord of the Dead section]].
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* AllEncompassingMantle: Wears one in the epilogue for ''Lords of Shadow 1'' when he visits the doleful Prince of Darkness with a proposition.
* AncestralWeapon: Apparently, he inherited his old-fashioned equipment from one of his ancestors. [[spoiler: Which turns out to be a lie.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: With Gabriel while fighting undead in Wygol village.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassGrandpa
* BadassInANiceSuit: In ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Gabriel from the ice titan early in the game.
* BulletproofFashionPlate: His attire in ''2'' cannot be ruined no matter what. Even when the [[spoiler: Daughter of Satan]] demolishes a whole floor of his emporium, with Zobek standing in ''arm's reach'' of [[spoiler: her]], his suit doesn't even fray.
* CoolOldGuy: He narrates the entire adventure in the first, and has a [[spoiler: badass fight with his former friend in the second.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Can be particularly sarcastic towards Dracula in ''2''. Interesingly enough, he only taunts him while the vampire's not near him. Guess, he's savvy enough not to [[BullyingADragon bully the (literal) Dragon]] face-to-face, no matter how weak the latter is at the moment.
-->'''Zobek:''' ''(during the stealth tutorial)'' The guard hasn't seen you. Get close to him and use your power of possession, if you remember how to use it...
** And this acidic comment aimed at the disguised [[spoiler: Daughter of Satan.]]
-->'''Zobek:''' [The antidote] must have been created when developing the virus, to protect those chosen to serve [the Acolytes]. ''([[TrojanPrisoner Raisa]] smirks)'' Judging by the look of you, sadly it would seem you're not one of the chosen, my dear.
* DieLaughing: [[spoiler:After the fight with him in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', he gets impaled on Dracula's sword and starts laughing as he freezes solid, then shatters into a hundred pieces.]]
* DivideAndConquer: His plan in ''2'', is to pit both of his worst enemies, Dracula and Satan, against each other and make erasing them both from existence significantly easier. [[spoiler: Too bad he was OutGambitted from the very beginning.]]
* EnemyMine: His relationship with Dracula in ''2''. He's only helping him just because ''[[BiggerBad Satan's]]'' arrival is nigh.
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler: Is this to Gabriel in ''1''. He intentionally corrupted the knight to make the mind-controlling effect of the Devil Mask more accurate, as well as make Gabriel retrieve the Black Knight's gauntlet in order to dispose of the necromancer's, now useless, pawn in the finale.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Of Shaft from the main series, according to [[WordOfGod Dave Cox]].]]
* FirstNameBasis / VerbalTic: Zobek's one of the few characters in the ''Lords of Shadow'' universe to address Dracula strictly by his first name. That, or [[SarcasmMode "my/old friend."]]
* TheGhost: In ''Mirror of Fate'', the Necromancer who confronts Simon, briefly refers to Zobek as his master, and that he desires the retrieval of Trevor's old Combat Cross.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Is seen smoking in almost every appearance on screen in ''2''. Also, carries a pocket-sized ash tray in his vest for putting out said cigarettes.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His weapon of choice is a simple broadsword.
* LargeHam: Should the player [[spoiler: fail to stab him at the finale of his boss fight]], Zobek delivers this short, but marvelous gem, [[spoiler: [[GameOver all while watching Dracula slowly burn into a crisp.]]]]
-->'''Zobek:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Die! Old friend!]] ''([[EvilLaugh laughs merrily]])''
* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:How he is killed by Dracula, [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice on the Void Sword]], which is then yanked across his body, shattering his frozen remains.]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: In ''2'' wears a [[SharpDressedMan rich, velvet suit]], a [[PurpleIsPowerful purple shirt]], has an immaculate trim, and his office is decorated with various relics and artifacts he had salvaged throughout his considerable lifespan, one of latter being Baba Yaga's [[CallBack Music Box]].
* {{Narrator}}: Narrates the opening of each level in ''Lords of Shadow 1''. [[LargeHam Rather]] [[PurpleProse grandly]].
** UnreliableNarrator: Knows far more about Gabriel's situation and eventual fate than he lets on to the audience.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Gabriel "The Prince of Darkness" at a few points in his narrations late-game, in admiration of his unparalleled grace and ferocity in battle. [[spoiler: Later, Gabriel [[AppropriatedAppelation appropriates]] it for use in his ThatManIsDead BadassBoast.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is countless centuries old, but looks like he's in late fifties or early sixties.
* PowerFloats: An EvilSorcerer who can levitate at will.
* PsychoticSmirk: Offers a smug one when he spies Dracula being severely disheartened by the family's death near the start of the game.
* {{Telepathy}}: How he communicates with Dracula when the latter's away.
* UnwittingPawn: Is this in both games. [[spoiler: The first game he was possessed by {{Satan}} who manipulated the necromancer to further his own goals to recover the God Mask. In the second, he was masterfully played by [[ReverseMole Alucard]] who had foreseen the sorcerer's actions to use the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Vampire Killer]] as his leverage in order to gain the support of his old nemesis. And because Dracula's [[MemoryGambit memory was temporarily blanked out]], Zobek could not pry into his thoughts and understand Alucard's plan before it was too late.]]
* VillainTeleportation: Uses a PortalNetwork of his own creation to move quickly around the city in ''2''. In ''1'' it's more of an OffscreenTeleportation.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In ''Lords of Shadow 1'', he had assumed the guise of a seasoned and kindhearted warrior, and is in good standing with the Brotherhood of Light. [[spoiler: It doesn't stop him, however, from eliminating his fellow Founders, and trying to claim their power as his own.]]
** In the sequel, he poses as a well-off and influential businessman, and had financed the creation of quite a lot of modern city's structures and buildings. [[spoiler: But, in reality, he's a vain and petty sorcerer with a blinding desire to rule over the world of mortal men.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pan]]
!!Pan [[spoiler:(The Silver Warrior)]]
-->'''Voiced by''': Aleksander Mikic

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[[caption-width-right:350:"''Tell me, warrior, are you aware of what is happening in the world?"'']]

->''"Soon, the destiny of all living creatures will be in the palm of your hand..."''

An ancient god that guides Gabriel throughout his Quest. [[spoiler:He knew, from the start exactly what happened, and what will come to pass. All said and done, he believed that nothing would be accomplished by trying to change Gabriel's fate, so he resigned himself to play his role in Gabriel's transformation.]]
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* AlienBlood: [[spoiler: He bleeds silver.]]
* AllLovingHero: As the embodiment of spring and life, Pan's love and compassion towards everyone [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters (including the arrogant humanity which is laying waste to his domain)]] and everything is limitless.
* {{Animorphism}}: Capable of transforming into a horse and an eagle.
%%* BadassGrandpa
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Gabriel from the collapsing tower of Malphas' fortress.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CrypticConversation: Pan's habit of speaking in puzzles eventually led to Gabriel snapping at him, and his reluctance to state the truth. [[spoiler: Justified, as the faun did not want to spill the AwfulTruth and give Gabriel [[RefusalOfTheCall an incentive to abandon his quest]].]]
* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Capable of using Shadow and Light Magics, just like Gabriel]].
* TheFatalist: [[spoiler:Doesn't see any other option than to help Gabriel, even knowing it will lead to him becoming the sole Lord of Shadow.]]
* FinalBossPreview: [[spoiler:A rare subversion. He's not the final boss per se, but he fights like Satan fights, including using Shadow and Light Magics. However, he is intentionally this, as he was trying to teach Gabriel how to counter magic by using the other type.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Resigned himself to be Gabriel's first sacrifice towards his road to becoming Dracula, knowing it to be a necessary step to defeat Satan.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Is perforated with his own bladed wing when Gabriel [[CatchAndReturn catches and chucks it back at him.]]]]
* MirrorMatch: [[spoiler:Fights using a whip, just like Gabriel, capable of using both Shadow and Light magics...]]
%%* MysteriousWatcher
* ReluctantWarrior: [[spoiler: His boss fight is this. Pan's purpose is to determine the true worth of those chosen by God... even if that implies [[HeroicSacrifice he is obliged to surrender his own life in the process]].]]
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: According to him, only the “most deserving of the living” are granted the right of communicating with the dead. And his test of worth? [[OnlySmartPeopleMayPass A puzzle.]]
* TheOldGods: Is one of the last survivors of the [[ClassicalMythology Greek Gods]].
* PowerEchoes: Speaks with an ethereal-like undertone.
* PowerNullifier: Subverted. [[spoiler: He steals Gabriel's magic in the beginning of his boss fight only to return it as Gabriel inflicts damage.]]
* StealthMentor: Served as Gabriel's guide and instructor, and even taught him how to fight and counter Light and Shadow magics. ''[[spoiler: All while dueling him to the death.]]''
%%** PhysicalGod
%%** DeathOfTheOldGods
%%* PowerGlows / PowerTattoos
%%* TricksterMentor
%%* WalkingSpoiler
* WhipSword: [[spoiler: Has one in his full-battle mode.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marie Belmont]]
!!Marie Belmont
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NataschaMcElhone

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"But this suffering had to happen... and it will come to an end soon, my love."'']]

->''"You are a good man, Gabriel. You are as God intended. I loved you then, as I love you now."''

Marie, the youngest daughter of a rich merchant family, was always attracted by the courageous nature of the Brotherhood of Light; curious and lively, she often escaped her duties at home in order to help the monks, baking and cleaning for them. During one of these visits she became acquainted with the boy that would later become her husband, an orphan by the name of Gabriel.

The two youngsters were made for each other; they grew up together and made promises for the future. These promises were kept when, one idyllic morning, with the blessing of both her family and the Brotherhood, the couple was married. Marie provided a good counterpoint to Gabriel's dark moods, and often just her laughter was enough to blow away the gathering storm within him.

Now Marie has been tragically murdered and Gabriel seeks revenge.
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Ascends to Heaven in the end of ''1''.
* BackFromTheDead: Maybe? It's never outright said if the Marie that shows up in the past in ''Lords of Shadow 2'' is just a memory or brought back by some form of divine intervention. The ''Revelations'' DLC heavily implies that Marie is real, since she appears in front of Alucard as well, or that she's some form of [[GodInHumanForm divine avatar]], given how she speaks.
* BettyAndVeronica: Betty to Carmilla's Veronica in ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* BiblicalMotifs: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Marie.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: After she and Gabriel exchange one LastKiss she [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence leaves for Heaven]], and takes the God Mask with her. Needless to say, it is a TearJerker which sends Gabriel across the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: She's the Gentle Girl to Gabriel's Brooding Boy.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Gabriel.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: According to her backstory, she and Gabriel exchanged quite a lot of promises, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming all of which were kept]].
* DissonantSerenity / FaceDeathWithDignity: She's defiantly calm mere ''seconds'' before her head is cleaved off.
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
* GoodParents: Genuinely cares about Trevor.
* HeroicSacrifice: Taken UpToEleven. Not only she willingly surrenders her life, but she also is not hesitant to offer her blood in ''2'', [[spoiler:so Gabriel would last longer with Carmilla's poison twisting his veins.]]
* MoralityChain: In life, she was this to Gabriel, being the only one who could bring him out of his dark moods. With her death, Gabriel slips further towards AntiHero status over the course of the game.
* MissingMom: To Trevor. She willingly gave up the boy to protect him from Gabriel's horrid future.
* MustMakeAmends: What she invokes with her ending speech in ''1''. [[spoiler: She advises Gabriel to seek redemption for the crimes and sins he had committed throughout his journey. Unfortunately, his impending FaceHeelTurn stops him from carrying out her wish.]]
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: Despite being quite dead, she saves her husband from [[UndeadChild Laura's]] AgonyBeam.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In the sequel Marie pulls this off several times, much to [[spoiler:Gabriel's]] surprise. In ''Revelations'' DLC, she can be seen [[ThinkingUpPortals warping]] around the general area of the castle and the city in a flash of blue light.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head!]]: How she dies according to Gabriel's flashback -- a headsman's axe to the neck.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Considering Dracula's [[LifeDrinker eating]] [[VampireBitesSuck habits]] and his potential to [[VampiricDraining drain his victims till only a wizened husk remains]], Marie survives at least two [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential (or more, if the player so desires)]] of these procedures. Granted, he is [[KissOfTheVampire trying]] not to cause her pain, but still. Drained blood is drained blood.
* OurSpiritsAreDifferent: In ''1'', she's the only one shown (alongside Claudia) to have her body intact, in spite of being dead. Other souls are shown to be faceless and formless.
* PleaseWakeUp: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] In Limbo, Marie actually asks the spirits ''not'' to wake her [[OnlyMostlyDead dead]] husband.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died two days before the first game starts.
* SpiritAdvisor: She gives Gabriel help from the other side when he can make contact with her.
* StaringDownCthulhu: Marie is ''completely'' unfazed by Dracula's MotiveRant and ThatManIsDead speech in ''Lords of Shadow 2''. No, instead, she stares the Dragon down and ripostes with a short, yet breaking HannibalLecture.
* UndyingLoyalty: Marie never stops believing in Gabriel. [[spoiler:Even after he becomes Dracula, she never loses her faith that he can be redeemed.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''2'', she is last seen right before Dracula's Revelations flashback. She then disappears without a trace, and is never mentioned again.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a white dress, which symbolizes Gabriel's withering innocence.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chupacabras]]
!!Chupacabras
-->'''Voiced by''': Jason Sampson ''([=LoS1=])'', Matthew Clancy ''([=LoS2=])''

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"It's so exciting to see you in action, my Prince!"'']]

->''"Oh, what a great and unexpected honor, my Prince! What can this humble servant do for you, my Lord?"''

Gabriel encounters the Chupacabras during his journey to defeat the Lords of Shadow. He will play a short and harmless game of hide and go seek with Gabriel with his magical equipment on the line. In the sequel, on the condition that he behaves himself is allowed to open a shop in the castle, selling magical goods.
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* AgonyBeam: Possesses a subverted version. It doesn't inflict pain, but it does stun Gabriel long enough for the creature to scoot away with his artifacts.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Should Dracula stall after agreeing to let him free, Chupacabras begins to grovel and beseech the vampire lord to open his cage.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: He adores [[FairyInABottle fairy blossoms]]. Letting one out to distract him is actually the way to outwit him in the Veros Woods stage of ''Lords of Shadow 1''.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre: The proprietor of one. His shop features a handful of odd objects, ranging from Renaissance era paintings, sundials, urns, gramophones, and other matter of trinkets. Also supplies [[ManaPotion caged demons]], [[HealingPotion tears of the martyrs]], [[QuadDamage skill-unlocking seals]], [[ExperienceBooster hourglasses ]] [[TimeStandsStill of a demon prince]], [[CoolKey dungeon keys]], [[LimitBreak dragon scales]], and special birds that help you find collectibles. Also has a [[BrutalBonusLevel Kleidos Mirror]] mounted on one of the walls.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: And the only one in the trilogy. Really, the only thing that matters to him is his shop. It alone can make him giddy with excitement.
* CompleteImmortality: Being a powerful trickster spirit, Chupacabras cannot die or be killed. Even ''Dracula'', with his impressive array of power, can only imprison the dwarf for a certain period of time.
* GreatGazoo: Is a PhysicalGod with a penchant for playing tricks with the belongings of gullible travelers. He's not inherently evil, nor good -- he's just obsessed with collecting different artifacts and relics.
* TheHyena: In the first game whenever he shows up to steal Gabriel's relics.
* IntrepidMerchant: Used to be one until he decided to string along with the Prince of Darkness.
* MistakenIdentity: When you first hear the word "{{Chupacabra}}", chances are you will think of the small critter which is believed to attack the livestock animals. You're not the first one. In fact, this is [[ConversationalTroping conversed about]] in the game itself, in Chupacabras' travel book entry.
--> '''Travel Book:''' Often portrayed as evil, blood-sucking monsters, the Chupacabras' only real obsession are magical relics. When in the presence of such artifacts, they will do anything to get them.
* NoSell: Chupacabras is the only ''true'' ally Dracula has in the castle as he cannot be possessed by the castle's cursed blood.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Inverted. [[CreepyTwins Stheno]] refers to it as 'the dwarf' due to its stature... but there, the similarities with the common fantasy trope end. Chupacabras is an [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} oddball]] who gathers magical relics from all over the world and [[ScrewySquirrel likes to pull tricks on adventurers]].
* PluckyComicRelief: Considering the [[DarkerAndEdgier setting]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt of the]] [[CrapsackWorld second game]], Chupacabras' skylarking and his interactions with Dracula is a breath of fresh air.
* StickyFingers: In ''1'', continually steals Gabriel's relics and forces him to recover them, most of time through solving a puzzle. Eventually, his kleptomania and the habit of following Dracula around had led to the midget's imprisonment when the latter got tired of his antics.
* TailorMadePrison: Dracula created one for him just to cancel out his TeleportSpam.
* TeleportSpam: His signature move in both games.
* UndyingLoyalty: Astonishingly, to Dracula. In spite of [[KickTheDog the vampire imprisoning him and booting him in the face.]] [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Well]], [[TheScrappy considering his role]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch in the first game...]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The chaotic Kleidos Arena is eerie enough to strike fear in the poor thing. Despite that, [[CuckoolanderCommentator he still sticks around to comment on the trials' progress.]]
--> '''Chupacabras:''' Oh! ''(clears throat, to Dracula)'' If you don't mind... I'll wait for you in here. ''(backs up into the portal, gives a thumbs up)'' I wish you luck, my Lord!
* YesMan: To Dracula.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Claudia]]
!!Claudia
-->'''Voiced by''': Emma Ferguson

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am not afraid... We are coming with you. You won't make it on your own."'']]

->''"I accept my fate..."''

A mute girl and the [[LastOfHisKind last of her kind]]. She and the Black Knight assist Gabriel in his quest until Gabriel is manipulated into killing her.
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* BadassNormal: While not quite combat capable, she's ''extremely'' athletic and nimble, often traversing obstacles with great ease that otherwise require Gabriel to obtain power-ups.
%%* CuteMute
%%* TheCutie
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Although in her case it may be a BarefootPoverty.
%%* DoomedByCanon
* InASingleBound: Manages to do this with ''backflips''.
%%* KillTheCutie
* Really700YearsOld: Like all Aghartians, she has an extremely long lifespan and is several centuries old.
* {{Telepathy}}: How she communicates; she simply "speaks" directly into somebody's mind. It is also a technique favored by her ancestors.
%%* ThePollyanna
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Black Knight]]
!!Black Knight
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Claudia's protector; a giant golem infused with the soul of a murderer.
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* TheAtoner: According to his backstory.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BlackKnight: No, really?
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Its own sword.
* ChekhovsGunman: The sole reason [[spoiler:Zobek]] had Gabriel kill Claudia was so that he would have an opportunity to obtain the Golem's left gauntlet.
* GentleGiant: With Claudia. Anyone else is fair game.
* {{Golem}}: Its origins.
* HitboxDissonance: A couple of his attacks will damage you as he starts to swing, not when his sword connects with you. Particularly obvious as time slows to a crawl when you die, letting you see that the Black Knight's sword is a good two feet away from your body.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: His backstory, more or less.
* MightyGlacier: Even though he is capable of running (and faster than you would think in so much armour) in the cutscenes, he is quite slow in his boss fight.
* PapaWolf: Created with the sole purpose of protecting Claudia, and he is ''not'' happy when she dies.
%%* TheQuietOne
* RazorWind: His method of attack when you're out of his sword's normal reach.
* UnstoppableRage: After Gabriel kills Claudia.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Laura]]
!!Laura
-->'''Voiced by''': Grace Vance

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Tell me, would you have the souls of the innocent on your conscience for eternity?"'']]

->''"I know how you're feeling... Alone... betrayed... you get used to it, you know."''

Laura was the "daughter" of Carmilla, who was taken from her true parents and turned into a vampire centuries ago. She first meets Gabriel in Bernhard Castle and challenges him to a game of supernatural chess. Gabriel beats Laura, and in a fit of spite the vampire attempts to kill Gabriel, only to change her mind and spare him when she sees Gabriel and the spirit of his dead wife embracing.

After the end of the main game, Laura enlists a distraught Gabriel to stop The Forgotten One, a mighty demon whose prison was weakened when Gabriel slew the Lords of Shadow. The two develop a strong friendship during this time, [[spoiler: but in the end, Laura sacrifices herself to give Gabriel the power he needs to enter the Forgotten One's prison and prevent the demon's escape.]]
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* AffablyEvil: She seems quite genuine in her good manners when she encounters Gabriel and even offers him essential information in exchange for a single game of chess.
* AnimeHair: She looks like a kid version of Amy Winehouse.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Presents a harsh one in the opening of ''Reverie''. Gabriel avoids giving an answer. See also her character quote.
--> '''Laura:''' I know how you're feeling. [[DespairEventHorizon Alone... betrayed.]] [[{{Foreshadowing}} You get used to it]], you know...
--> '''Gabriel:''' ''(dispassionately)'' That isn't true, or you would not have spared me that day...
--> '''Laura:''' Do you now regret it?
* AscendedExtra: Starts as an antagonist during your quest to kill Carmilla, only to become a playable character when trying to stop the Forgotten One during the ''Reverie'' add-on.
%%* BeehiveHairdo
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FullyEmbracedFiend: She has no qualms with slaughtering wayward Brotherhood Knights that venture forth in hopes of defeating her mother, often using her innocent appearance to her advantage. She even [[LampshadeHanging giggles about it]] in ''Reverie''.
--> '''Laura:''' I admit that the bloodlust bothered me a little at first, but now I love its flavor. Yummy!
* HolyBurnsEvil: Invokes this in ''Reverie'' when she refuses to enter a chapel where the mechanism's activation gem in stashed away, leaving Gabriel to retrieve it on his own.
* [[IHateYouVampireDad I Hate You, Vampire Mom!]]: Heavily implied that Laura liked her former life far more than her present undeath.
* ImmortalImmaturity: As a part of her EnfantTerrible. Laura cannot swallow losing her own game of magical chess, soldiers breaking her toys, and a number of other nuisances [[DisproportionateRetribution she is fully-prepared to microwave the wrongdoer's head for.]]
* MarionetteMaster: At one point, she uses oversized burlap puppets of her own making to fight Gabriel while she hides offscreen.
* MoralityPet: She becomes this to Gabriel in ''Reverie''. [[spoiler: Her death is the final nail in the coffin for him. Yet, later, after he becomes Dracul, he would have a tomb built for her, which implies he remembers her fondly.]]
* OddFriendship: With Gabriel. She warms up to him by the end of ''Reverie'', and even asks him not leave her behind.
* OffscreenTeleportation: When she runs into Gabriel for the first time. In ''Reverie'' she is seen using her [[SuperSmoke mist form]] as a tool for evading enemies and passing through grates.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks like a young girl, but thanks to her mom is a lot older than Gabriel.
* PowerFloats: She rises into the air when she feels like looking Gabriel in the eye.
* ThePowerOfLove: She's understandably envious of Gabriel when she sees him and the ghostly phantom of Marie embracing, and departs without finishing him off. Later, the narration states that then she had recalled her true mother's arms around her and the moments of her past life she doesn't want to let go.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: And they have white ''pupils'', no less!
* ShockAndAwe: Able to unleash lightning bolts of the [[AgonyBeam Palpatine variety]], just like her mother.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She has a tiny purpose in the main game, and a larger role in ''Reverie'', but her impact on the story is ''tremendous'' by any standard. [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie She turned Gabriel]].]] Enough said.
* SoreLoser: She does not take kindly to losing her mandatory minigame of vampire chess.
* SpoiledBrat: The years have not been kind on her mental and emotional maturity.
* {{Telepathy}}: How she employs Gabriel's services in the beginning of ''Reverie''.
%%* UndeadChild
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: It's quite jarring seeing a child beg a grown man to put her out of her misery and end her accursed existence.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Baba Yaga]]
!!Literature/BabaYaga
-->'''Voiced by''': Eve Karpf

->''"Baba good woman, Baba not lie."''

An old witch that lives in the Woes Moor.
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%%* EvilMakesYouUgly
* ImAHumanitarian: Comments that she has eaten many knights in the past.
* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:By Zobek, apparently.]]
%%* ObviouslyEvil
%%* ThirdPersonPerson
%%* WickedWitch
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Lost Soul]]
!!The Lost Soul
-->'''Voiced by''': Michael Maloney

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I am sorry to say that you will not achieve your objective, and your wife and your son will suffer the consequences of your failure."'']]

->''"Welcome, Trevor, I've been expecting you."''

First encountered in ''Mirror of Fate''. A mysterious spirit found in Dracula's castle, representing the fate of all characters. As such, he serves as a guide through the castle over the course of the game.
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: As a spirit representing the Mirror of Fate, he is the embodiment of fate itself.
* BrokenFaceplate: Half of his mask is visibly broken. This doesn't seem to slow him down. [[spoiler:The cause is revealed early in Trevor's story]].
* ExpositionFairy: Amazingly, he fills the role despite being TheVoiceless for the majority of the game.
* StrangerBehindTheMask: You've been wondering who he is the whole time...and he's nobody. He's just a personification of Fate. They don't even tell you this ''in the game''; it's in a bestiary entry unlocked when you win.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zobek's Lieutenant]]
!!Zobek's Lieutenant
-->'''Voiced by''': [[spoiler:Richard Madden]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I was looking for a Dragon... but all I see is a lizard!"'']]

->''"You're slow... I can easily anticipate your blows!"''

A black knight who wields the legendary sword Masamune. Who exactly he is and all of his past beyond that is unknown. He serves as Zobek's muscle since Zobek can't directly act for fear of the acolytes finding out where he is. [[spoiler:For the better part of ''Lords of Shadow 2'', he is actually Alucard, who killed and replaced him after an intense battle before the start of the main game, at the end of the ''Revelations'' DLC.]]
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* BlackKnight: With a red tint on his right arm.
* BladeLock: Does this when parried [[spoiler:by Alucard, but Alucard is the better swordsman and always wins out]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Just like his master, delivers a few marvelous ones just before his boss fight.
-->'''Lieutenant:''' Well, well... So, it was your presence we felt. We thought it was your father... My master is going to be so disappointed!
* DimensionLord: He fights by opening up starry dimensional rifts and either teleporting into them or summoning a storm of blades from them.
* TheDragon: To Zobek.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Alucard perforates him with the Crissaegrim in mid-air.]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: Fortunately, he ''does'' leave his armor behind for Alucard to use.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: And he draws the Masamune out of HammerSpace, no less.
* PraetorianGuard: Serves as a personal bodyguard to Zobek and acts as the necromancer's muscle in ticklish situations.
* SwordBeam: Uses two, one that's narrow and needs to be dodged, and one that's wide and needs to be jumped.
[[/folder]]

!Villains

[[folder:Dracula (Spoilers)]]
!!Dracula [[spoiler:(Gabriel Belmont)]]
-->'''Voiced by''': [[spoiler:Creator/RobertCarlyle]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"For I am the Dragon, Dracul!!! I am the Prince of Darkness!!! That...that is my vengeance"!!!"'']]
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->''"[[MythologyGag What is a man... but a miserable pile of secrets?]]"''

25 years after the events of ''Lords of Shadow'', Dracula returns from decades of exile to take up residence in the old Bernhard Castle that once served as the stronghold for Carmilla and her vampire brethren. Now a powerful vampire himself, he soon marshals the creatures of the night under his banner. With these dark forces, Dracula plans to wage war on both his former allies in the Brotherhood of Light, and the world that betrayed him.

'''Note:''' For tropes applying to Dracula before TheReveal, see [[spoiler:the Gabriel Belmont section]].
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* AdaptationalHeroism: As shown in ''2'', [[spoiler:despite his villainous actions in ''Mirror of Fate'', this version of Dracula does want to fight evil. However, he's angry with God and resentful of being manipulated so thoroughly throughout his life, so when he's attacked by [[CycleOfRevenge the forces of Light]] he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil goes along with it]].]]
* AGodAmI: Subtly hinted to be this in ''Mirror of Fate'' in terms of pride and ego, particularly with [[CallBack Cornell's surviving lycanthropes viewing him as their new deity]], [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent a stained-glass window which shows him as a saint]], and [[MalevolentMugshot gigantic statues of his draconic form framing the entrance to his Throne Room.]] [[spoiler: He deflates by the time ''2'' comes around, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever exhausted]].]]
* AllThereInTheManual: WordOfGod states that he became the [[DimensionLord king of the Earth]] by the finale of ''Lords of Shadow 2''. [[spoiler: [[ScrewDestiny He is not thrilled by such prospect.]]]]
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Was a monster hunter of the Brotherhood of Light, only to become a monstrous vampire himself.
* AndShowItToYou: Is ''really'' fond of ripping out [[BeatStillMyHeart still beating hearts]] as his FinishingMove. He either pops them open like grapes, or squeezes the blood out of it directly into his mouth. The rebelling [[SlaveMooks Dungeon Minions]], the Riot Police, [[TakenForGranite the Gorgon]], and a handful of others fall prey to this trope.
* AnimalMotifs: Dragons.
* AntiAntiChrist: Zigzagged, he's Satan's equal in combat and evil and could easily rule beside or even usurp the fallen angel as lord of Hell, but chooses to put himself between Satan and Earth, mostly because if anyone will destroy humanity, it's going to be ''him''. [[spoiler:This becomes a much straighter version of the trope in the climax of ''2'', when he's fighting against Satan for an unambiguously good reason.]]
* AntiHero: [[spoiler: Returns to [[UnscrupulousHero Type IV]] by the end of ''2''.]]
* AppropriatedAppellation: [[TheNicknamer Zobek]] is the first one to give him the moniker of "Prince of Darkness" which, much later, Drac adopts as a title.
* ArchnemesisDad: To his son Alucard [[spoiler:aka Trevor]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Rules the monsters of the night because he's a GodOfEvil none of them dare cross.
* BackgroundBoss: For a section of his boss fight in the second act of ''[=MoF=]'', where he possesses Simon. Note, that he doesn't do anything but [[EvilGloating gloat]] during this, but at the same time, cannot be hurt until you finish the required puzzle.
* {{Badass}}: Easily the most powerful incarnation of Dracula in the franchise. His counterpart in the original universe has been defeated countless times by the Belmont clan. This Dracula ''slaughters'' the equivalent, the Brotherhood of Light, like cattle constantly.
* BadassBeard: The ''Armored Dracula'' skin DLC gives him one in a form of a short, black goatee.
* BadassLongcoat: His outfit of choice is an ornate blood red longcoat with armored shoulders.[[note]]It's actually made out of real blood; Dracula's shown channelling it into a solid form early on.[[/note]]
** NoShirtLongJacket: When he isn't a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* BadDreams: They had gotten so bad that they had inspired him to create his Void Sword. Which aside from its life-draining properties also [[MundaneUtility suppresses]] his nightmares and [[EmotionSuppression emotions]].
* BarbarianLongHair: Fitting, considering his powers.
* BagOfSpilling: Loses most of his powers by ''Lords of Shadow 2'' due to centuries of sleep, and has to re-explore his castle to get them back. This justifies the use of stealth.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: [[ThenLetMeBeEvil Revels in being evil]] because he thinks destiny has given him no other choice.
* {{BFS}}: Early concept art depicts him carrying one. This is also partially present in ''Mirror of Fate'': when he finishes his sword combo with a hammer-like swing, the [[MorphWeapon Void]] [[DownplayedTrope Sword]] nearly doubles in length and reach.
* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' bring up the matter of his past in front of him. Chances are you will not last long enough to finish the question.
* BigBad: Is the main antagonist of ''Mirror of Fate''.
* BloodMagic: Requires blood to perform his more powerful magical techniques.
* BloodyMurder: Blends multiple subtypes into one. Owns a [[WhipItGood whip]] and [[KnifeNut daggers]] which are molded directly out of his own blood, can transform into streams of the same liquid to take control of an enemy, – [[PossessionBurnout complete with said enemy's physical structure decaying to a pulp in the meantime]] – and even spew entire ''projectiles'' of it to disintegrate inanimate objects and even corrupt those who ''live''.
* BloodKnight: Revels in battle and violence. It's the only thing he seems to take pleasure in anymore.
* BloodSplatteredWarrior: Ends up getting covered in blood after he stabs an opponent through the chest or bites into their neck and drains them.
* BodyAndHost: Is the Host to his [[GeniusLoci castle]].
* BossBanter: Taunts you in ''Mirror of Fate'' over the curse of the Belmont bloodline during his boss battles.
* BrokenAngel: Five consecutive centuries in a comatose sleep had turned him into this: [[BroughtDownToNormal a shambling and wheezing wreck]]. Still, considering he's a vampire, it doesn't take him... [[WouldHurtAChild ah]], long to [[LiquidAssets recover]] his [[LifeDrinker youthful looks and powers.]]
** Another, more symbolic, interpretation of this trope would be his overall character arc: [[TheParagon an Angel]] not only [[FallenAngel severs his own wings]] as an [[FaceHeelTurn act of insubordination]], but also replaces them with a vile, blood-based imitation.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: States as such about the death of Trevor's mother in ''Mirror of Fate'' finale, much to Trevor's chagrin.
* CastingAShadow: Prince of ''Darkness''. [[CaptainObvious Yeah.]] Even the second Acolyte lampshades this.
-->'''Nergal:''' [[YouFool Fool!]] [[EvilGloating In this place your power]] [[VillainBall over darkness pales before mine.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: In ''Mirror of Fate'', [[spoiler: only.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler: Starts out as an [[VillainProtagonist irredeemable villain]], but soon enough, makes a HeelFaceTurn into a NominalHero. And, by the time 21st century arrives, he, on his own account, becomes an UnscrupulousHero.]]
* CompleteImmortality: Is an everlasting demonic god who cannot die, not even by his own hands. The ''only'' thing that can kill him is the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Vampire Killer Combat Cross]] stabbed into his heart, and he destroyed the only one he knows of.
-->'''Dracula:''' The waters of my life flow ever on... never stopping...
* TheChosenOne: He is ''still'' God's chosen champion, even after becoming the [[GodOfEvil prince of darkness]]. This is why holy objects don't harm him like they would other monsters.
-->'''Dracula:''' The power of your God cannot destroy me... because ''[[WhamLine I am his chosen one!]]''
* ColdBloodedTorture: Is fond of this if judging from the [[ApocalypticLog knight scrolls]] in both ''Mirror of Fate'' and ''Lords of Shadow 2'', and even has a separate torture cellar in ''2''.
--> '''Dracula:''' ''(scroll quote)'' The worst prisoners must be isolated from the rest and taken to the cells with the levers inside. The mechanisms, once activated, allow water into the gallery, drowning all of the convicts in the lower sections.
--> '''Brotherhood Knight:''' Did they think my sword would find Dracula distracted by his sadistic fantasies and his chest ready to receive the mortal blow?
* CoolChair: His throne in Bernhard Castle.
* TheCorruption: According to the [[AllThereInTheManual in-game lore article]] for the [[PortalNetwork Navigators]] he emanates an extremely powerful aura capable of deforming and twisting lesser creatures beyond human comprehension.
* CouldntFindAPen: Scrawled various [[MadnessMantra sayings and denunciations]] on the walls of the [[BlackBugRoom Forbidden]] [[RoomFullOfCrazy Wing]] at some point during his ravings. In [[RustproofBlood blood]] no less. And [[AltumVidetur Latin.]]
--> '''Dracula:''' ''(as translated)'': [[spoiler: Gabriel Belmont]] is now gone.
* CrossMeltingAura: A variation. As he is still TheChosenOne for God even after his FaceHeelTurn, holy objects do not harm him as they would other kinds of monsters. This is taken to the "melting" part when he takes the time to pray alongside a Golden Paladin of the Brotherhood of Light in the prologue...[[DivideByZero causing a huge blast of light that destroyed the castle, laid waste to the surrounding area, and obliterated all the remaining knights]].
* CycleOfRevenge: With the, admittedly tenacious, Brotherhood of Light. He attacks them because he believes they betrayed him, they attack him because he attacked them, he retaliates, they retaliate, and so on, and so forth. Taken UpToEleven when [[spoiler: Trevor dies in the finale of ''Mirror of Fate'']]. After that, he [[RageAgainstTheHeavens snaps]] and swears to "hunt down God's children for all eternity."
%%* DarkIsEvil
* DarkIsNotEvil: In ''2''. You wouldn't expect a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil vampire]] with [[PowerOfTheVoid demonic]] [[PlayingWithFire powers]], a [[DarkIsEvil fiendish]] [[RedBaron alias]], a [[BloodKnight penchant for]] [[BeatStillMyHeart ripping out hearts]], and a whip made of his own blood to be fighting on [[KnightInSourArmor the side of good]], would you?
* DarkMessiah: In ''Mirror of Fate'', he believes that [[WellIntentionedExtremist he's doing the world a service]] by ruthlessly killing the innocent people before they could [[HumansAreBastards succumb to the evil that festers within their hearts.]] By ridding the world of them, he's not only [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence "sending them all to a better life"]], but also [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans creates a foundation]] for [[InTheirOwnImage a new, remodelled world]] as he sees fit. And the Brotherhood of Light is just [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a nuisance he is all too eager to wipe out.]] Fortunately for humanity, the arising issues with [[AntagonisticOffspring his own flesh and blood]], [[ILoveYouVampireSon Alucard]], quenched his yearning for vengeance, and ultimately turned him into a bitter DeathSeeker.
* DaywalkingVampire: Doesn't suffer any ill effects from being in the sunlight as seen in the finale of ''2''.
* DeathSeeker: By the modern day, he wants to get rid of his CompleteImmortality and die.
* DespairEventHorizon: Went evil after losing everything, including his humanity, in ''Lords of Shadow''.
* DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs: Invokes this as an unspoken quote in one of the lore entries.
-->'''Dracula:''' You need not fear pain if you give it out first...
* TheDreaded: It's mentioned in ''2'' that the likes of both Zobek and Satan are terrified of Dracula, to the extent that he had to [[FakingTheDead fake his own death]] to draw them out of hiding.
-->'''Dracula:''' All shall come to fear me.
* DueToTheDead: After he discovers [[spoiler:that Trevor is his son]] upon his death, Dracula gives him a proper burial.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Was formerly an extremely badass vampire hunter with no special traits whatsoever. After becoming the Dragon, he only got more powerful.
* EnemyMine: His relationship with Zobek in ''2'', a departure from the VillainousFriendship that usually comes up between these two characters in the prime continuity. [[spoiler:Ultimately, this is subverted, as he was unknowingly [[BatmanGambit using him]] and betrays Zobek.]]
* EvilerThanThou: Continues his quest to destroy the OmnicidalManiac GodOfEvil, the Forgotten One, even after becoming a [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie monster]] himself.
-->'''Dracula''': Look upon me, demon, for I am darker and more terrible than thee.
* EvilIsBurningHot[=/=]EvilIsDeathlyCold: Combines both tropes with his [[PowerOfTheVoid Void Sword]] and [[PlayingWithFire Chaos Claws]].
* EvilIsHammy: Loves [[EvilLaugh laughing]], [[IShallTauntYou taunting]] his opponents and [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive gloating]]. [[spoiler:He's toned down significantly by ''2'', since he's pretty much tired of [[PunchClockVillain going through the motions]] already.]]
* EvilLaugh: An EvilOverlord who loves to laugh in his opponents' faces.
* EvilOldFolks: His aged form. He's relatively weak in this state, but still entirely capable of slashing a human's throat open in the blink of an eye. More powerful opponents give him trouble.
* EvilOverlord: Ruler of all the monsters and undead in Bernhard Castle.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After becoming evil, he discarded his Brotherhood of Light garbs and switched to a more demonic-looking BadassLongcoat number.
* EvilVersusEvil: Was pretty much the greatest threat to the world for centuries. Come ''Lords of Shadow 2'', however, and he may be the only thing standing between Satan and the modern world. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Drac himself, saying that him being feared by others prevents those who are EvilerThanThou to arise and cause more havoc.
* EvilVersusOblivion: His essential motivation in ''Resurrection'' against the Forgotten One. [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt Godlike power]] [[UnintentionalBackupPlan was an additional bonus.]]
* EvilWearsBlack: The ''Dark Dracula'' skin {{DLC}} which replaces his standard [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red-and-black]] color palette with a completely pitch-black one.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He still has some measure of his humanity, namely his love for his family. By ''2'', it is explicitly stated that his love for his son is the only pure human emotion he has left.
** He built tombs for himself, for his late wife, and for [[spoiler:Laura]].
** He was also horrified when he learned of the true identity of [[spoiler:Trevor]], something that came tragically too late.
* FaceHeelTurn: Went from a hero to the EvilOverlord.
* TheFaceless: [[TheUnfought Done intentionally]] in the first act of ''Mirror of Fate''. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/8ca2477d7c1ce0bec732e78bd0a7e84b.jpg His face and upper part of his torso is completely framed in shadow...]] in spite of several brightly-lit torches on either side of his throne. But when [[ClimaxBoss Alucard confronts him in act two]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/92abba0408bb148169217c9f638802ce.jpg the darkness shrouding him dissipates.]]
* FaceRealization: [[spoiler: Upon remembering his designedly forgotten HeelFaceTurn, he [[GoodFeelsGood gives Alucard a blithesome smile]].]]
* FaithHeelTurn: After he loses everything and everyone who he had held dear to his heart, he decides to abandon everything that had made him human and become a [[GodOfEvil malevolent and remorseless creature]] as an attempt to spite [[{{God}} the Almighty]] Himself. [[spoiler: As it turns out, it didn't accomplish much. God still favors him as His chosen Champion.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: As a part of his BatmanGambit with Alucard, he allowed himself to be put into a five-century long slumber with the help of [[InfinityMinusOneSword the Crissaegrim]].]]
* [[FallenAngel Fallen]] AngelUnaware: He is implied to be one, and he is appears to be ''[[GenreSavvy mindful]]'' of that. [[SatanicArchetype His]] [[GodOfEvil role?]] [[TheChosenOne His kinship]] [[MeaningfulName with the divine?]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent His status]] [[AllThereInTheManual in the first game?]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist His motives]] and [[DarkIsNotEvil powers?]] Yup, fits the bill.
* FallenHero: Was a former member of the heroic Brotherhood of Light.
* {{Familiar}}: The multipurpose castle bats. Not only they act as a useful [[ThrowingTheDistraction tool of distraction]], but can also [[AHandfulForAnEye blind/stun Dracula's enemies]] and [[MundaneUtility pinpoint climbable ledges for him to use]]. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Oh, and they're also a living part of him.]]
* TheFatalist: Became this sometime prior ''2''. He sees no other alternative to his current predicament, and is not hesitant to point it out to others. He, however, does admit that anyone's fate can be altered, and [[spoiler: in the finale, he openly [[DefiedTrope defies]] his destiny by shattering the Mirror of Fate.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: In ''Mirror of Fate'', he's incredibly polite and candid when Trevor encounters him, to a point of meekly asking the stranger [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya to introduce himself.]] His guise is false however as, seconds later, he overtly boasts about just how [[BloodbathVillainOrigin many people he had managed to kill]] up to that point.
* FemmeFatalons: After becoming a vampire, he gained long, pointed fingernails.
* FightsLikeANormal: Despite having [[PhysicalGod nigh-limitless power]] and an innate ability to [[LimitBreak transform into a dragon]], he prefers a [[BloodKnight more brisk and direct approach]] when confronted by an adversary.
* GameOverMan: Should the player die during any attempt at the BossRush in ''Mirror of Fate HD'', you get a small cutscene of him sitting on his throne, [[HaveANiceDeath taunting]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall the player themselves]], and challenging you to do better next time.
* GeniusBruiser: His fighting style is to brutally dominate and overwhelm his opponents, before literally tearing them apart with his fangs. He also ''loves'' violence and bloodshed. And yet he's ''extremely'' cunning and intelligent, which the acolytes severely underestimated.
* GenocideBackfire: After [[spoiler: Trevor dies]], he orders his legions to lay waste to one of the Brotherhood's strongholds. Unfortunately, in his zeal, he irredeemably triggers the demise of Trevor's wife, Sypha, which in turn, gives [[SoleSurvivor Simon]] a reason to return [[ItsPersonal to extract revenge later on.]]
* AGlassOfChianti: Seems to be a fan of drinking wine, only really stopping from his slouch and drink to [[MythologyGag throw it away]] and go to a fight if it comes to him. He suggests, however, that [[OurVampiresAreDifferent it's not wine]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Is a PhysicalGod with glowing red eyes.
* GodOfEvil: Became an immortal demonic god of darkness after taking the powers of and then killing the old one. Also styles himself as the one and only "Prince of Darkness" as an act of vengeance against those who betrayed him.
* GoodAllAlong: In [[spoiler:''Lords of Shadow 2''. See the HeelFaceTurn entry.]]
* GoodParents: In spite of everything, he does love and care about Alucard, and overtly shows it in his interactions with the boy. The prime example of this being the willingness he had expressed when trying to recover the Mirror of Fate just so [[spoiler: Trevor]] would have something to play with.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Playing with. His wings are mainly [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver crimson and black in gamma]], but their contours resemble [[LightIsNotGood standard angelic wings]].
* HealingFactor: Any injury dealt to his body regenerates ''in less than two seconds.'' But it also has the [[CursedWithAwesome unfortunate]] side effect of preventing him being killed, even when he desperately wants to die.
* HeelFaceTurn: He made one [[spoiler:before the beginning of ''Lords of Shadow 2'', agreeing to work alongside Alucard to destroy Satan once and for all. The entire game is actually a massive BatmanGambit on his and Alucard's part.]]
* HellishPupils: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. In some sequences his pupils become slitted, but not all the time.
* HeroesPreferSwords: In Lord of Shadow 2, The Void Sword seems to be his favorite weapon as he uses it in a lot of cutscenes. [[RuleOfCool Not that]] [[EverythingsBetterwithSpinning we complain.]]
* HeroKiller: In this continuity, not even being a [[PlotArmor Belmont]] is guaranteed to protect you from him.
* HesBack: An exceptionally twisted version. Dracula returns from years of exile and soul searching to ''[[FaceHeelTurn wipe out his former allies and take the world for himself]]''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''Mirror of Fate''. If he hadn't turned [[spoiler: Trevor]] at the end of the game, [[AnachronicOrder he wouldn't have returned in the second act]] and, together with Simon, successfully rammed a stake through his chest. [[CompleteImmortality Not that it had any lasting impact, but still.]]
* HolyBurnsEvil: An inverted example. In spite of his FaithHeelTurn and [[NayTheist present-day view on]] [[GodIsEvil God]], he still commands the hallowed powers, and even channels them to [[HolyIsNotSafe wipe out an entire army of blessed knights in the prologue of the final game.]]
* HopelessBossFight: Trevor's confrontation with him in the finale of ''[=MoF=]'' [[ForegoneConclusion is this.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Wants to destroy the human-filled Brotherhood of Light because they lied to and betrayed him. Best said in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2''.
-->'''Dracula:''' [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight What is a man... but a miserable pile of secrets?]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: One of the main reasons he starts his initial onslaught against the Brotherhood of Light is because [[spoiler:they sent his own son after him and essentially tricked him into killing his own flesh and blood]]. However, when Simon shows up on his doorstep, [[spoiler:he's more than willing to use his powers to turn him into a meat puppet to fight Alucard. Given the space in time between Trevor's initial demise and Simon's arrival, and the fact that Dracula knew that Simon was a Belmont, he ''had'' to have known that Simon was Alucard's son]]. A JustifiedTrope, as ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 Lords of Shadow 2]]'' indicates that he ''[[DespairEventHorizon just stopped caring]]'' after that whammy.
* IAmTheNoun: Calls himself "The Dragon" or Dracul. (Note: he never uses the name "Dracula", which really means "[[{{Patronymic}} Son of Dracul/the Dragon]]".)
* IHaveManyNames: Beside the commonly known [[RedBaron Dracul/Dragon]], he had earned himself a few more titles, such as the [[GodOfEvil Lord of Evil]] and [[CastingAShadow Prince of Shadows.]] [[note]] Oddly enough, the Brotherhood scrolls all unanimously refer to him as the Prince of Shadows, while the modern city memorials mention him as the [[{{Satan}} Prince of Darkness and the Evil One]]. In spite of that, Dracula only uses the 'Prince of Darkness' one when referring to himself. [[/note]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Displays shades of this in the sequel. His [[Creator/RobertCarlyle voice actor]] confirms it by stating that Dracula would have preferred a much simpler life and a better relationship with his son to what [[SealedEvilInADuel he has now.]]
* ILoveYouVampireSon: He does care for Alucard deeply, though the feeling is not mutual. [[spoiler: At first.]]
* ImpaledPalm: How he stops the riot {{mook}}'s [[MultiArmedAndDangerous automatic pincer]]. ''With said mook crashing into him.''
* ImprobableAimingSkills: At the end of Blood Curse chapter, he uses a simple metal rod to spike Carmilla ''through the mouth''. From a distance of ''fifty'' or so feet, no less. While she was ''getting up.''
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Dragon Form doesn't play any role in the story, but it is still [[RuleofCool pretty damn cool]], nevertheless.
* InTheirOwnImage: In ''Mirror of Fate'', tries to sway Alucard to his side by saying that he would "remake this world" as he sees fit. [[IAmNotMyFather Alucard promptly refuses.]] See also WeCanRuleTogether.
* IShallTauntYou:
-->'''Dracula:''' You fight well. [[InTheBlood Worthy of the name "Belmont."]]
* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay It Is Pronounced Dracul]]: Distinctly [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle accents]] the 'u' in his name. [[note]] Resulting in an interesting-sounding Drac'''u'''l instead of a more-common Dr'''a'''cul(a). What's intriguing about that is his liking to emphasize the suffix – ''-ul'' being the form of a definite article – rather than the word itself. Even in his own speech he never capitalizes the 'dragon' part. He accentuates the 'the'.[[/note]]
* IWorkAlone: Tells [[GenerationXerox Victor]] this. In his case, it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as [[spoiler:[[{{Irony}} every ally of his was either killed by his own hand or because of him.]]]]
* JerkassFacade: He's implied to be this in ''Mirror of Fate'', acts one and two. Despite loudly cursing and taunting Alucard during his boss fight, and even using Simon as a puppet against him, he's holding back, refusing to use anything over than his whip as his weapon.
* JekyllAndHyde: Jekyll to [[spoiler: Inner Dracula's Hyde.]]
* KaleidoscopeEyes: His [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] can lose their saturation and turn gray depending on his mood.
* KnightInSourArmor: [[spoiler:Becomes this over the course of ''2''.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: A rather grim forte-piano piece that is ''Dracula's Theme''. It plays in the main menu, but its echo can be heard at several points in the story, like during [[spoiler: his encounter with Carmilla, reunion with Marie, and the end-fight against Satan.]]
* LifeDrinker: Retains his youthful appearance by drinking human blood.
* LightIsNotGood: Still commands the power of God, though he has abandoned the use of Light Magic.
* LoadBearingBoss: In ''Mirror of Fate'' when he finally [[NotQuiteDead dies]], the whole castle crumbles shortly after. In ''2'', it is explained that the castle is not particularly... [[{{Synchronization}} prepared to go through the experience again.]]
* LongLostRelative: For the Belmont clan.
* LoveRedeems: His biggest theme in ''2''. [[spoiler: His newly rediscovered tenderness towards his wife and only son had encouraged him to abandon his monstrous side and seek forgiveness. It was also the ultimate driving force behind his decision not to kill himself in the finale.]]
* MagicKnight: He uses his Void, Chaos and Blood powers for both [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation creating weapons]] and "classic" magic such as [[{{Fireballs}} fireballs]] or blizzards.
* TheMourningAfter: Zigzagged. Played [[FirstLove fairly]] [[OneTrueLove straight]] in the first game and ''Mirror of Fate'', but come ''Lords of Shadow 2'', and it turns [[LoveTriangle tangled]]. Dracula is still committed to [[TheLostLenore Marie]], but her role in the earlier installments had left him bitter. Bitter enough to wake his [[YourMindMakesItReal memories of]] [[TheVamp Carmilla]]. Later on, [[MurderTheHypotenuse however]], he reunites with Marie who had been brought {{back from the dead}}. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse It's not entirely clear what happens next.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: {{Inverted}}. Dracula personally stakes Carmilla for getting in-between him and Marie.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Realizes that Trevor was his son ''right after'' he killed him, and in a panic, begs for him to live and ultimately turns him into Alucard]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Seeing as the word ''Dracul'' has an alternative meaning of the ''Devil'', [[note]] ''Dracul'' being a Romanian derivative of the Latin ''Draco'' (Dragon), accompanied by its association with the Bible, where Satan is portrayed as the Dragon in Revelations, [[/note]] this falls directly under this trope if the Dragon wasn't intimidating enough. [[spoiler: Even ''[[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]]'' can fall under this trope... him being the [[ASinisterClue Left Hand of God]], the Angel of Death, a herald of the Apocalypse and all that.]]
* NayTheist: When he's not [[RageAgainstTheHeavens screaming at the Heavens]], that is. Even so, he ''does'' like [[PreMortemOneLiner to announce]] his [[TheChosenOne favored]] status into his opponents' faces.
* NominalHero: Becomes this by the time of ''2''. He's only a hero because his opponent is ''{{Satan}}''.
* NonchalantDodge: With Abaddon in ''2''.
* OffingTheOffspring: Is forced to battle to the death with the descendants of his clan and his vampire son Alucard, something he secretly resents.
* OneManArmy: Wipes out an entire army of ''half-a-million'' holy knights and their DungeonPunk HumongousMecha by himself in the prologue for ''2''.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: In the siege during ''Lords of Shadow 2'''s prologue, he doesn't even bother getting up from his throne until the Brotherhood makes it all the way to his throne room.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Knowing the scripted lore behind the trilogy, it's... difficult to pinpoint ''what exactly'' he is. He possesses characteristics which are vampiric, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent draconic]], ''and'' [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demonic]] in origin.
* PerpetualFrowner: [[FallenHero Taking into account]] [[DespairEventHorizon all the stuff]] [[{{Tragedy}} that had happened to him]], yeah, he doesn't have much to look pleased about. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming But when he does eventually crack a smile...]]
* PetTheDog: Quite literally pets wolf-Alucard in the end of the Blood Curse chapter. [[spoiler: Afterwards, approaching the finale of the game, he gives Victor the antidote from the blight blanketing the city.]]
* PietaPlagiarism: [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:Zobek%27sEmporium05.png A wonderfully blasphemous version.]] That's not Mary cradling him, but the pose is spot-on.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Upon seizing the Forgotten One's power, his hair is instantly bleached to [[WhiteHairBlackHeart an unsettling shade of white.]] Or at least, a lighter shade: it's difficult to see due to ''Resurrection''[='s=] peculiar ArtShift. Even so, It doesn't last, unless you install the ''Dark Dracula'' skin {{DLC}} which, despite its name, dyes his hair to a metallic-silver tinge.
* PowerFloats: After absorbing the powers of a demonic god, the Forgotten One, he gains the power to float in the air.
* ThePowerOfHate: He's been stewing in it for centuries, and it allows him to summon his Chaos Claws.
* PowerOfTheVoid: His "Void Sword" uses the powers of emptiness he took from the Forgotten One.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Uses the classic one-liner from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''.
-->'''Dracula''': [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate Enough talk...! Have at you!]]
* PrecisionFStrike: When Carmilla poisons him, he lets out an uncharacteristically clipping 'bitch'. It makes [[InsultBackfire her]] [[NoblewomansLaugh giggle]].
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In the final battle against Lucifer.
--> '''Satan:''' [[IShallTauntYou Your feelings...]] [[IKnowWhatYouFear will betray you.]] [[spoiler: [[TemptingFate You won't kill your son to destroy me]].]]
--> '''Dracula:''' You. Don't. Know me. Satan. ''[[OhCrap (brings the stake down)]]''
* RageAgainstTheHeavens:
-->'''Dracula:''' I am, and will be, forever, a thorn in [[{{God}} His]] side! That is my vengeance!
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: By the time of ''Lords of Shadow 2'', he's been alive for over 1000 years, but he looks as though he's in his late thirties.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Sports a red BadassLongcoat and black pants.
* RedBaron: Dracul/"The Dragon".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: After becoming a vampire, he gains glowing red eyes.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Is willing to take eternity to get his revenge, even though it means never seeing his loved ones again.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Wants to kill the entire Brotherhood of Light for lying to and betraying him.
* SanitySlippage: In ''Resurrection'' when he boldly declares that he has [[BlatantLies "absolute clarity of mind".]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Not that he gets any]] [[GoMadFromTheIsolation better after the DLC.]]
* SatanicArchetype: The "fallen warrior" type. Ironically, the BigBad and primary foe of Dracula is Satan himself.
* SealedEvilInADuel: A variation. He's not locked in a duel per se - simply by ''existing'' he instils fear into both [[TheGrimReaper Zobek]] and [[BigBad Satan]], and doesn't let them run amok. But even with this so-called freedom, his choice of action is limited. Without the ability to trace their whereabouts to destroy them, he's forced to keep a vigilant watch without leaving his post. ''Ever.''
* ShockwaveStomp: Does these in ''Mirror of Fate'' during both of his boss fights. ''Lords of Shadow 2' has these as well in a form of Drop & Perforation and Meteorite moves.
* ShootTheDog: {{Subverted}}. When things turn for the worse and [[spoiler: Alucard is possessed by Satan, [[XanatosSpeedChess Dracula feigns willingness to stake his own son]] in order to lure the fallen angel out. [[DirtyCoward It works]].]]
* ShutUpKirk: Delivers a speechless one when Alucard tries to appeal to [[AWorldHalfFull his better nature.]] Luckily, Alucard manages to stop him.
--> '''Alucard:''' What if there was a way to destroy their evil forever... to free mankind from tyranny?
--> '''Dracula:''' ''(shakes his head in disgust, turns on his heels, and tries to walk away)''
* SlasherSmile: Gives a ''terrifying'' one to [[spoiler: Satan at the climax of their battle. It was so scary it actually serves as a ''plot point.'']]
* SlouchOfVillainy: Enjoys lounging back on his throne in Bernhard Castle.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Can form whips, swords, gauntlets, projectiles and giant dragons on the fly. His whip is formed from his own blood, his sword from the power of the Forgotten One, and his claws from ''pure hate''. The dragon is... [[RuleOfCool just really cool.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: His eyes turn gold in his weakened, decrepit form.
* SuperReflexes: Evades incoming projectiles, combat cross knobs, and pummeling attacks from above with a BulletTime precision.
* SwordBeam: Can unleash these in both ''Mirror of Fate'' and ''Lords of Shadow 2''. However, the ''2'' ones can also encase the enemy in solid ice.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: After 25 years, he reached the betrayal step and decided to make the Brotherhood and everyone else pay for screwing him over. [[spoiler:By the 21st Century, he's gone back around to Acceptance again.]]
* {{Synchronization}}: Is chained to the castle, and both cannot exist without the other.
* ThatManIsDead[=/=]DoNotCallMePaul: Discarded his human identity after the events of ''Lords of Shadow'', and hates being called it by the time ''2'' comes around. [[spoiler: Nevertheless, he loosens up about his former identity by the end of ''2''.]]
** At the end of ''Lords of Shadow''.
--->'''Dracula''': Don't you ''dare'' call me that! [[IAmTheNoun EU SUNT]] [[{{Dracula}} DRACUL]]!
** And in ''Lords of Shadow 2'':
--->'''Dracula''': I am no longer [[spoiler:Gabriel]], woman! I am the Dragon, Dracul! I am the prince of darkness!
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Destiny said he would become evil, so Dracula decided he would enjoy it. [[spoiler:By the time of ''2'', however, he's more just going through the motions, and wants nothing more than to leave his castle behind and die.]]
-->'''Dracula:''' The terrible path of my destiny was now laid before me, and with absolute clarity of mind, I walk that path paved with the corpses of my enemies and friends alike with relish.
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler: His main moral value in ''Lords of Shadow 2''.]]
* TragicMonster: Was a protagonist in the first game, before he became a vampire to save the world from an OmnicidalManiac demonic god.
* TragicVillain: Is a villain created with the aid of both [[BecauseDestinySaysSo fate]], and [[ThenLetMeBeEvil consequence]].
* TranquilFury: The staple of his personality. Dracula shows [[TheStoic next to no emotion even in the most dire and life-threatening situations]], [[GenreSavvy does not waste time on self-praise or taunts]], [[CreepyMonotone speaks serenely and collectively to a point of being unnerving]], and is completely willing to carve his way through countless demons without ever abandoning a dour and dispassionate expression. Truly, the only time when he [[RantInducingSlight loses his temper]] is when someone [[BerserkButton pours salt onto his old wounds]]. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that he deflects this [[EvilIsHammy trope]] [[UnstoppableRage almost]] [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter completely]] in ''Mirror of Fate''.
* TranshumanTreachery: Is this from ''Resurrection'' and forth.
* UndeathAlwaysEnds: By the time of ''2'', he [[DeathSeeker wishes this were true]], but his status as a GodOfEvil with NighInvulnerability makes this impossible for him. His reward for completing his quest in ''2'' is promised to be his final death. [[spoiler:Ultimately, he decides not to, and goes WalkingTheEarth with his son, Alucard, who is similarly immortal.]]
* VampireBitesSuck: It ain't tidy, and it ain't pretty. He leaves withered, dessicated corpses with their throats ripped out (when he doesn't just shred the victim completely) and finishes up with his mouth, teeth, jaw and chest smeared with red.
* VampireMonarch: And a GodOfEvil at that.
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Performs this yet ''again'' by absorbing the Forgotten One's nigh-limitless power in ''Resurrection'' and then destroying the demon [[OneHitKill in a single swipe of his hand.]]
* VillainProtagonist: You get to play as the vampire lord in the ''Resurrection'' {{DLC}} and ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Has a few.
** {{Animorphism}}: [[OneToMillionToOne Can turn into a pack of vicious-looking rats]] for concealment purposes.
** ElementalShapeshifter: Can dissolve into currents of blood. Beside the amplified movement speed, he also gains the power to [[DemonicPossession possess]] any sentient being, and, judging by the horrified shrieks that his victims let out, it must ''hurt''. And what happens after he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness gained everything he had wanted out of the body?]] He ''[[LudicrousGibs makes it burst from the inside]]''.
** ScaledUp: Can use his emblem-talisman to turn into a giant dragon, obliterating all nearby enemies and granting him invulnerability for a short time afterward. Dubs as the LimitBreak and has a price in a form of five dragon scales.
** SuperSmoke: Can become a mist of smoke and embers for stealth, platforming and combat designs.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Uses a ''gushing fountain'' of projectile blood to corrupt the control crystal of the siege golem in the beginning of ''2''. He uses it later to break out of Raisa Volkava's grab in her boss fight.
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* WalkingSpoiler: Really, taking a good look at him or listening to him talk will spoil the TwistEnding of the first game in mere seconds. What's worse, the interquel, ''Mirror of Fate'', [[LateArrivalSpoiler outright reveals his true identity in the first five minutes.]]
* WalkingTheEarth: [[spoiler:In the GrandFinale, Dracula decides against killing himself and subjects himself to this trope.]]
* WarriorPoet: Is a fairly philosophical and poetic man, when he's not [[EvilIsHammy chewing the scenery]].
-->'''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Dracula]]''': I will make this monster pay. He will know fear. He will taste the bitterness of defeat and look into the eyes of the dragon as his life spills onto the ground before him. Look upon me, demon. For I am darker and more terrible than thee. I am that dragon. And ''you''...are my ''prey''.\\
'''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 Dracula]]''': The roots of evil are deep... irreversibly so in the hearts of men. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters It is their true nature, their]] ''[[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny]]''. I was their most devoted warrior, a ''champion'' of the light, [[FallenHero but I fell]]... [[HeelRealization fell into darkness]]... and now I am [[TheDreaded feared]] as the ''[[GodOfEvil Prince]]'' of Darkness. Ironic, don't you think?
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers this to Alucard in ''Mirror of Fate''. [[CallingTheOldManOut Alucard is not impressed.]] See also InTheirOwnImage.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: What he claims of himself towards the end of [[spoiler:''Lords of Shadow 2''. He points out to Alucard that, while he himself is an insane, amoral GodOfEvil, his presence actually prevents monsters even worse than him like Satan and Zobek from running rampant all over the world, since they're all so terrified of him.]]
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:He gives Victor Belmont the antidote to the demon virus so he can keep the refugees from turning, despite having no pragmatic reason to do so. This is the biggest turning point of his path towards redemption, and what ultimately seals his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: Plans to destroy the Brotherhood of Light (and has already made an awful lot of progress), the religious order to which he once swore loyalty.
* WingedHumanoid: Can invoke a pair of disembodied, crimson wings which act an infernal version of the Seraph Shoulders. In-game, he uses them purely for a now-standard DoubleJump, but the lore entry suggests that they [[{{Flight}} are far more potent]] than just that.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Is a FallenHero who jumped off the DespairEventHorizon when he [[LoveMakesYouEvil lost his family]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Proceeds to butcher a family (a father, a mother, and a teenage girl) in the beginning of ''2'' in order to rejuvenate himself. The game [[GoryDiscretionShot blacks out]] for the girl's death, but the concept art for the scene [[NauseaFuel does not.]]
** Later on, when you stumble across the modern city's BedlamHouse, you can find a memorial about a mass grave of ''thousands'' of newborns which was discovered during the asylum's foundation works. According to the memorial, the concubines of Dracula, who could transform into snakes, entered the houses around the castle and took away the babies. Dracula doesn't personally comment on it, but the Succubus' lore entry in ''Mirror of Fate'' suggests it's true...
* WhipItGood: His main weapon.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: By the modern day, he's sick and tired of living for hundreds of years and just wants to die.
* YouExclamation: Directs one at Carmilla just before her boss fight.
* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive:
-->'''Dracula''': Hahaha! Your Brotherhood has betrayed you! You cannot kill me. You will die in vain, just as your father did!
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[[folder:Lords of Shadow]]
!!Tropes that apply to the Lords of Shadow in general:

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Heroic Founders of the Order turned monsters.]]
* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler:The Lords of Shadow are [[TheHeartless the evil sides]] of the founders of the Brotherhood of Light, which they cast away in a ritual that would give God the upper hand in his war against Lucifer.]]
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: The good halves]] of the Lords of Shadow are often mentioned, but not shown at any point in the story.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters They Who Fight Monsters]]: [[{{Pride}} Arrogance]] and the [[KnightTemplar burning desire to triumph over the spawn of Satan]] is what had rallied [[spoiler: the Founders to abandon their mortal bodies in search of power.]]
* MonsterProgenitor: [[spoiler: After the Founders of the Order ascended into Heaven]], the Lords of Shadow became the first of the yet-unseen monsters. Cornell became the first lycanthrope, Carmilla the first vampire, and [[spoiler: Zobek]] the first Necromancer. Then they had proceeded to twist and corrupt those lesser than them into bloodthirsty beasts akin to themselves.
* {{Synchronization}}: The Lords of Shadow are still connected with their [[spoiler:angelic counterparts. Killing one automatically condemns the other.]]
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Every Lord of Shadow has a fiendish true form in addition to their standard human guise, and this transformation sequence cannot be thwarted by any means.

!!Cornell
-->'''Voiced by''': Richard Ridings

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Perhaps he is willing to sacrifice himself for you? For the greater good? I however, am not."'']]
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->''"My acolytes were not lying - a warrior from the Brotherhood, here on Lycan soil!"''

Lord of the Lycans, and [[spoiler:one of the original founders of the Brotherhood of Light]].
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* {{Animorphism}}: His true form is a gigantic, hulking werewolf.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: First of the werewolves, and also the most powerful.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone: In his human form, complete with a magnificent guttural chuckle.
* BadassBeard: His normal form has a cool beard. It even carries over to his lycanthrope Dark Lord form.
* BadassBoast[=/=]BossBanter: ''Loves'' to give these during the battle, even when he's getting his ass handed to him.
* BarbarianLongHair: With a receding hairline, but badass, nonetheless.
* TheBrute: But doesn't seem to be a DumbMuscle by any definition of the trope.
* CanisMajor: For the second part of his boss fight he morphs into his truly monstrous lycanthrope form.
* DemotedToExtra: Cornell is the only original Lord of Shadow who has no screen time in the sequel.
* DropTheHammer: In his human form fights with a massive sledgehammer only he can wield.
* EliteMook: The Lycans in the prologue are a precursor for him.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's this in lycan form.
--> '''Cornell:''' My sons will feast on your corpse once I finish with you!
* FatalFlaw: According to Laura in ''Reverie'', Cornell's overconfidence had made him blind to the threat that Gabriel represented until it was too late.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Impaled through the jaw on his own hammer.
* InNameOnly: Cornell in the original continuity is a NobleDemon who desperately sought a cure for his condition for the sake of his human adopted sister. This Cornell is a FullyEmbracedFiend who gladly sends his pack out to hunt innocent villagers and has at least one genocide (the Aghartians) under his belt. That said, [[spoiler:the actual Cornell is probably more like this, as the demon controlling his body isn't the same thing]].
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the largest werewolf we see by a very large margin.
* LargeHam: Just like everyone else.
* LightningBruiser: Do ''not'' take for granted that you're out of his reach just because you're standing on the other side of the arena.
* MrExposition: Is not hesitant to reveal the truth about [[spoiler: the Founders' ascension as heavenly spirits]] to Gabriel.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is centuries old, but looks like he's in his early forties.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Quite. In fact, he's the [[MonsterLord first lycanthrope to be created.]]
* [[PowerTattoo Power Tattoos]]: Has them in his werewolf form. And [[PowerGlows they glow red]].
* SprintShoes: The Brotherhood had gifted him with Cyclone Boots, back when [[spoiler: Cornell was still human. Upon becoming the Lycanthrope Dark Lord]], he improved on their design and power by fusing them together with shadow magic.
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WakeUpCallBoss: As the first Lord of Shadow that you confront, he can prove more difficult than you would have thought.

!!Carmilla
-->'''Voiced by''': Sally Knyvette

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You are a fool, Gabriel. You think I don't know who you are?"'']]
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->''"Look upon Carmilla! Am I not beautiful!?"''

The Lord of the Vampires and [[spoiler:one of the original founders of the Brotherhood of Light]].
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* AbsoluteCleavage: In the first game.
* AllLovingHero[=/=]FriendToAllLivingThings: Pure and [[ChasteHero chaste of soul]], Carmilla was renowned for her love of all living creatures. A renowned and skilled healer, she had used her talents for good, before her downfall had turned her into a powerful, yet pitiful shadow that was the Vampire Queen.
* {{Animorphism}}: Can turn into a gigantic bat demon in ''1''. In ''2'', she can summon her true form's spectral apparition.
%%* BareYourMidriff
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Marie's Betty in ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* DeliciousDistraction: Carmilla is this to Dracula in ''2''... [[PerfectPoison at first]].
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[spoiler: When Dracula spears her through the mouth at the end of her battle in ''2''.]]
* DoppelgangerSpin: Halfway through her battle in ''2'', she creates duplicates of herself while [[EvilLaugh laughing]] and making waltz jokes at Dracula.
-->'''Carmilla:''' Come on, don't miss a step.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As a human, she was disgusted by Dr. Frankenstein's experiments on living humans to create artificial life. As a vampire, she decided to punish him for those atrocities.
-->'''Brotherhood Knight Scroll:''' Carmilla cruelly punished Frankenstein for his crimes. One such punishment was the removal of his fingers, which lie still somewhere within the castle.
* EvilMakesYouUgly: When she [[OneWingedAngel transforms]] in ''1''.
* FlunkyBoss: In the first part of the battle, she summons 10 vampires, which you must defeat (or trick her into killing them, which is the trial for the level). When she transforms, she often summons two vampires to aid her. She stops after the first QTE.
* ForceField: In both games her first chosen tactic is to shield herself with one while [[FlunkyBoss her minions do the dirty work.]]
* HemoErotic: When Dracula bites Carmilla's neck in ''Lords of Shadows 2'', she reacts as though she's receiving sexual pleasure from it.
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: She's madly in love with Dracula. [[MadLove Poor thing.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Dracula in ''2''. ''Twice''.
* ItIsBeyondSaving: Her stance on humanity in ''1''.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: She was ''drop dead gorgeous'' as [[spoiler:one of the founders of the Brotherhood Of Light]].
** And in her human form for ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* MindOverMatter: In ''2'' she is also shown using lightning-based telekinesis to her advantage.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: When her plan to bend Dracula to her will fails, she tries to vent her frustration on Marie. [[PreMortemOneLiner Guess how]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice that]] [[DiesWideOpen ends.]]
* MsFanservice: Justified; it makes it easier for her to get close to her unsuspecting children-to-be. [[NotDistractedByTheSexy It doesn't phase Gabriel for a second, however]].
* FanDisservice: When she transforms into a giant bat-like creature.
* NotSoDifferent: Invoked when she compares Gabriel to the other Lords of Shadow. Gabriel isn't convinced.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is centuries old, but looks like she's in her late twenties or early thirties.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: In the first ''Lords of Shadow'', Carmilla has a rather unsettling appearance; unnaturally tall and slender, with [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette chalk-white skin]] and [[BlackEyesOfEvil lifeless black eyes]]. In ''Lords of Shadow 2'', she has become a stunningly beautiful woman; this is because the incarnation of her we see in ''2'' is constructed from Gabriel's memories, both of his actual encounter with her and of a picture of her human form he saw once in ''Reverie''.
* PoisonousPerson: Not elemental powers per se, but her entire ''being'' is saturated with a special venom she uses to poison Dracula. She's a ''literal'' PoisonousPerson.
* PowerFloats: In ''1'' she can levitate, thanks to her Seraph Shoulders.
* RasputinianDeath: Gets staked, smashed, impaled on a steeple, and then staked again so hard that the stake ''breaks off in her chest''. Blimey.
* SoftSpokenSadist: While trying to trace Dracula's whereabouts in the library of ''2''.
--> '''Carmilla:''' Only I understand your anguish. I love [[{{Yandere}} your pain]] and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage your fury.]]
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: This works against Carmilla when she disguises herself as Marie, because she still speaks like TheVamp.
%%* SexyWalk
* ShockAndAwe: Emits discharges of lightning in both games in both forms.
* SpotTheImposter: In ''2'', transforms into Marie before her fight, forcing Dracula to choose between them. [[note]]The beauty in this is that the game juggles her and true Marie's positions every time it is loaded. Caution is advised.[[/note]]
* StatuesqueStunner: She is definitely the tallest woman in the game (taller even than Gabriel), and [[JustForPun she can stun you all right]].
* TheVamp: Tries to seduce Gabriel with promises of pleasure and power before they fight.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Her character description in the second game states that she is madly in love with Dracula. Unfortunately for her, he will never reciprocate. See also IgnoredEnamoredUnderling.
* VillainsNeverLie: During their pre-battle dialogue, Carmilla predicts Gabriel's fate.
* WalkingSpoiler: She and later [[spoiler: Zobek]] predict the events of Gabriel's terrible future.
* WeatherManipulation: Conjured a perpetual blizzard around her castle and surrounding lands so sunlight wouldn't bother her vampiric warriors.
* WhatTheHellHero: Exaggerated. She soundly chews on Gabriel and his eagerness to destroy [[spoiler: those who had founded his holy order]]. See also EvenEvilHasStandards.
-->'''Carmilla:''' You would kill those [[spoiler: who founded your own Holy Order?]] You are even more cold-blooded than I. Who is the real monster here, Gabriel?
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tempts Gabriel by saying she could introduce him to many things and many pleasures if he stays. He doesn't buy it... in fact, he doesn't even seem to care.
* WomanInBlack: In ''1'', wears a black, hooded mantle [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver that is also embroidered with red patterns.]]
%%** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* {{Yandere}}: To Dracula in ''Lords of Shadow 2''. And ''how!''
-->'''Carmilla:''' ''(shrieks)'' I'll take [[EyeScream your eyes out]] if you look at [Marie] again!
* YourMindMakesItReal: Her appearance, mannerisms, and demeanor in ''2'' is composed of Dracula's memories of his encounter with her in ''1'', as well as seeing her human portrait in ''Reverie''.
-->'''Carmilla:''' And if you were never to wake again... would it matter?

!!Lord of the Dead [[spoiler:(Zobek the Necromancer)]]
-->'''Voiced by''': [[spoiler:[[Creator/PatrickStewart Sir Patrick Stewart]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I needed to control you at the end... Once you had murdered them. I knew you would never be able to challenge me whilst wearing it."'']]

->''"Finally, it is time for the truth. Let us remove...our masks..."''

The final Lord of Shadow. He cast the spell that separated the Earth from the Heavens, and was also personally involved with the death of Gabriel's wife.

'''Note:''' For tropes applying to the Lord of the Dead before TheReveal, see [[spoiler:the Zobek section]].
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%%* BlackMagic
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Granted, he was already pretty evil beforehand.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Death and Shaft from the original series.
* DemonicPossession: Was possessed by Satan. Granted, as a Lord of Shadow, he was already a malevolent EvilOverlord before that, but it probably contributed to his more extreme OmnicidalManiac tendencies.
* DramaticIrony: In the finale of ''1'', he laments on how his fellow Founders had failed to notice just how powerful they could become if they combined their existing abilities and troops. Guess what Gabriel ends up doing?
%%* EvilGloating
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvilOverlord: Ruler of the Necromancers.
* EvilPlan: Had Gabriel's wife killed and separated the Earth from the Heavens in order to make Gabriel go on a quest to obtain the God Mask.
%%* EvilSorcerer
* {{Expy}}: Of Death from the original ''Castlevania'' series, as his monster form in ''Lords of Shadow 2'' demonstrates. According to [[WordOfGod Dave Cox]], he also takes elements from Shaft from ''Symphony of the Night''.
* FallenHero: Was a Brotherhood Founder turned into the final Lord of Shadow.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: A double subversion in ''Lords of Shadow 1''. Zobek had restored the luminous power of the dead spirits as a part of his plan to acquire the God Mask. After he eliminates Gabriel, [[FakingTheDead and is promptly cremated by Satan]], this power had [[CameBackStrong resurrected the former]], allowing for Gabriel to banish Satan and [[GoneHorriblyRight prevent the end of the world]]. [[spoiler: However, it doesn't stop neither Gabriel, nor Alucard from using the necromancer to further their goal of destroying both him ''and'' Satan in ''Lords of Shadow 2''.]]
* TheGrimReaper: Molded his form in ''Lords of Shadow 2'' to be fitting to the folklore version of the grim reaper, making him appear far more like Death than he did in the first game.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Helps you for most of the game, then turns out to be the final [[EvilOverlord Lord of Shadow]] and EvilAllAlong. But then it's revealed he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]], and centuries later he tries to recruit Dracula to [[VillainProtagonist stop the second coming of Satan]] [[spoiler:only to turn on you again when he learns Dracula was plotting with Alucard to let Satan be resurrected so he can kill him for good, and then do the same to Zobek]].
* LargeHam: Once he is...[[IncrediblyLamePun unmasked]].
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: Shows up mere seconds after [[UnwittingPawn Gabriel]] finishes reassembling the God Mask, and [[OneHitKill electrocutes him]] with his AgonyBeam.
* ManipulativeBastard: While under the effects of possession, he manipulates Gabriel and everyone else to make sure the hero obtains the God Mask.
* MurderByCremation: The dark force possessing him lights him on fire after he takes the God Mask. He [[UnexplainedRecovery gets]] [[BackFromTheDead better]].
* MotiveRant: In ''1'', goes on a fairly long monologue about his motivation and gambit once he reveals his true nature.
* {{Necromancer}}: [[CaptainObvious Well]], he ''is'' Death. Reanimating the dead is his specialization.
%%* NeverFoundTheBody
* SinisterScythe: In ''Lords of Shadow 2'', he fights with a massive, barbed scythe, and it is forged out of ''human souls.''
* SkullForAHead: In ''2'', his true form features a jawless, human skull with some of its teeth missing.
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Tries to gain the knowledge of Hell itself, and ends up BrainwashedAndCrazy for his trouble.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Until ''Lords of Shadow 2''.]]
%%* UnwittingPawn
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Delved into the depths of Hell in search of knowledge and power. His attempt had netted him the Devil Mask, but, as a direct result, he was corrupted and possessed by the Devil himself.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Gets [[MurderByCremation set on fire]] seconds after he kills Gabriel and takes the God Mask.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Satan]]
!!Satan (Lucifer The Fallen)
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JasonIsaacs

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"What now, Prince of Darkness? Are you going to kill your son... again?"'']]

->''"It is my divine right to rule by [[{{God}} His]] side as an equal...or perhaps more than that."''

The true BigBad of ''Lords of Shadow''. When Death breached into Hell in his endless quest for knowledge, Satan brainwashed the Necromancer to be his pawn in the fallen angel's bid to obtain the [[MacGuffin God Mask]]. Through most of the story, Satan is a background influence, controlling Death from the shadows and quietly haunting the dreams of any unlucky enough to stand in the way of Gabriel's quest.

When Death obtains the completed God Mask from Gabriel at the end of the game, Satan [[MurderByCremation lights his pawn on fire]] and takes the mask for himself. Satan then plans to use the God Mask as means to re-enter Heaven, and even offers Gabriel a place at his side, but Gabriel refuses the fallen angel's offer. Following a battle between the two, Gabriel snaps Satan's neck, sending the angel back to Hell.

However, this is not the end of the fallen angel. In the modern day, Satan prepares for a second chance to breach the mortal plane, and to take revenge on all who ruined his plans centuries before.
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* ArchEnemy: To Dracula.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Is the ManBehindTheMan for the entire first game, and the FinalBoss.
* BigBad: The overall main antagonist of the series, though Dracula serves as an InterimVillain in ''Mirror of Fate''.
%%* BlackMagic
* BladeOnAStick[=/=]{{BFS}}: In ''1'', he fights with a blood-red ornate spear. In the second game, he molds the Lieutenant's Masamune katana into one.
* BlasphemousBoast: Is highly fond of giving these. On the other hand, it's ''Satan'' we're talking about.
* CastingAShadow: His speciality. Satan can call forth gigantic globs of black, slimy darkness and can even dissolve into numerous wiry tendons when he wishes to possess someone.
%%* TheChessmaster
%%* TheCorrupter
* DarkIsEvil[=/=]LightIsNotGood: Capable of using both Light and Shadow magics.
* DirtyCoward: In the second game, this winds up being his undoing.
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His skin is unnaturally pallid with a ghastly slew of veins running under it.
%%* FanDisservice
* FallenAngel: Complete with a pair of black, feathered wings.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In both console games, upon meeting Gabriel, he is polite, appealing to his situation and offering a place by his side. It doesn't last long in either case, as his petty, cruel, and arrogant nature becomes very apparent soon enough.
* FinalBoss: Of the console games. Notable that in the second one, [[spoiler:he possesses Alucard and uses his body and skills against Gabriel/Dracula]].
* FullFrontalAssault: In ''1'', the only "clothing" he wears is this black mist that covers his crotch. Of course, as a fallen angel, it's quite possible he lacks sexual characteristics.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His whole body is practically {{covered with scars}}, in contrast to Dracula's unblemished skin.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: Mingles type one with type three. He's fully aware of Gabriel's weaknesses and has the power of bringing them to life. [[spoiler: Not that it has any permanent effect, but it ''does'' erode Gabriel's focus bar far quicker than normal.]]
* IShallTauntYou: Was taunting the Wygol Village priest about Gabriel and Zobek's arrival in the holy man's dreams. He also spends the entirety of his battle with Gabriel in both console games taunting him with lies and boasts.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Is extremely prideful and arrogant, believing that he deserves to rule in Heaven alongside God as an equal or as someone even greater. He thinks very little of humanity, referring to them as "monkeys beyond redemption," and quite obviously doesn't care for his minions or even offspring at all given how he [[spoiler:cruelly rips off the face of the acolyte who summoned him because he failed to notice that Gabriel and Alucard were there and in a position to foil his plans]].
* KilledOffForReal: Dave Cox confirmed that Satan is gone forever after Gabriel killed him at the end of ''2''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: ''He'' is the real reason the world's in [[CrapsackWorld such a state]].
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MilesGloriosus: Is a boastful and self-centered creature when out of danger, but, once cornered, [[DirtyCoward he will do anything to take flight with his hide.]]
* MurderByCremation: Does this to the Necromancer.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Lets out a blaring, panic-struck shriek when Dracula [[NoSell does not fall for his ploy]] and tries to stake him.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Becomes this in ''2''. He would [[DimensionLord rule]] Earth, if not for his vampiric nemesis thwarting his plans and usurping his throne.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Archangel Lucifer, also known as the [[{{Pride}} Prideful]] One, opts to put his own notion ''after'' Dracula's. Satan himself is ''terrified of Dracula'', [[TheDreaded and]] [[AntiAntiChrist for a]] [[GodOfEvil good reason]].
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Well, he's Satan. It's a given.
* [[GodWasMyCopilot Satan Was My Copilot]]: In ''1'', it is revealed that he's been shadowing Gabriel [[spoiler: for the whole game while in possession of Zobek.]]
* SlasherSmile: Gives Dracula a bloodthirsty one just before their battle. [[spoiler: He returns the favor.]]
* SoreLoser: Upon being defeated by Gabriel in the first game, he tells him that he'll introduce Marie to "such pleasures" in Hell out of spite. Gabriel knows better, though, and the taunt doesn't faze him. Blowing up the earth (or trying too) is also due to the fact that he might actually die.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes[=/=]PurpleEyes: His eyes were a brilliant yellow in the first game. They've been changed to violet in the sequel.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tells Gabriel he's nothing but a murderer and a failure whom God will never forgive at the climax of their battle. It doesn't stop Gabriel from snapping Satan's neck.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one in 2 after he realizes that Gabriel outmaneuvered him; according to the guide his split decision to destroy Earth is mostly a temper tantrum due to the fact Gabriel and Alucard could very well kill him.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Not once is he seen wearing as shirt.
%%* WalkingSpoiler
* WeCanRuleTogether: Expresses a wish for Gabriel to fight by his side. ''Twice!''
* WeWillMeetAgain: Said in the first game, and fulfilled in ''2''.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:Satan kills Guido Szandor immediately after being summoned, due to the fact that Guido failed to notice that Dracula and Alucard were in the room.]]
-->'''Satan:''' I despise incompetence.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In the first game, Satan manipulates [[spoiler:Zobek]] into acquiring the God Mask for him. Once [[spoiler:Zobek]] succeeds, Satan sets him on fire.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Forgotten One]]
!!The Forgotten One
-->'''Voiced by''': Colin [=McFarlane=]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hear me, warrior; my power is unlimited. I will strip the living flesh from your body and devour your soul."'']]

->''"You cannot triumph here, fool! You have no comprehension of what you are up against!"''

The Forgotten One is a powerful demon and the FinalBoss of the first game's ''Resurrection'' {{DLC}}.
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* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Of second flavor. The Forgotten One will keep scaling the wall Gabriel's hanging off from, forcing him to move up before the demon sees him.
* AintTooProudToBeg: When Gabriel steals his power, the Forgotten One soundly [[KnowWhenToFoldEm gives up]] and implores his better to have mercy upon him...only to find that the being standing in front of him now has no mercy to spare.
* AlienBlood: He bleeds vivid green.
* CastingAShadow: Knowing his origins, it's a given.
* CruelMercy: Tries to invoke this upon Gabriel by letting him witness the ultimate annihilation of his world.
* EvilGloating: So much that he has separate ''move'' where he just stands still and roars/taunts. Knowing the [[ThatOneBoss difficulty of the battle]], it is vital that you utilize it. He [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy ceases doing so]] in the later stages of his battle, though.
* FakeDifficulty: [[HitboxDissonance Can only be damaged by hitting specific spots on his body]] [[SequentialBoss during each phase]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's oddly polite and well-spoken, considering he wants to kill every human in existence.
* DimensionLord: Was the sovereign of the elemental plane of darkness before the Bernhards' magic had whisked him away.
* HandBlast: Can fire torrents of blinding white energy from his hands.
* HumanoidAbomination: He looks fairly human, even though he's a demonic god from another reality.
* LightIsNotGood: Wears a suit of pearly-white armor/carapace.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is a [[MythologyGag nod]] to ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence[='s=]'' BonusBoss, even though they don't have much in common.
* OhCrap: Reacts with [[RapidFireNo disbelief]] and [[UnstoppableRage fury]] at Gabriel stealing his power. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm It doesn't]] [[PragmaticVillainy last for long]].
* OmnicidalManiac: Wants to kill every human alive as revenge for the Bernhards' trying to control him and the Brotherhood of Light sealing him away for centuries.
* OneHitKill: If the Forgotten One ever detects Gabriel during one of the many stealth climbing sections the game forces you into, he immediately disintegrates him with an energy blast.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: He's a demonic god from a completely different plane of reality.
* PhysicalGod: It is unknown just where the Forgotten One stands on the relative axis between {{Satan}} and {{God}}. But considering the fact that at the height of his power he is [[NighInvulnerability untouchable]] and [[TheOmnipotent nigh-omnipotent]], it is implied that he is, at very least, Satan's equal which puts him squarely into this trope.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: Although, Gabriel's far, ''[[FaceHeelTurn far]]'' [[VillainProtagonist from a hero]] at this point, consider the exchange.
--> '''The Forgotten One:''' ''(in a contemplative voice)'' That outfit...! You are a warrior of the Brotherhood... But... something about you is different. Your soul is... unusual...
--> '''Gabriel:''' ''(growls)'' Mark my words; when I am through with you, you will beg for your miserable life.
* PowerOfTheVoid: Uses the powers of the void to rip open the portals between his prison and the human world.
* SealedEvilInACan: He's a demonic god who was sealed in a otherworldly prison to prevent him from destroying the world.
* SequentialBoss: You go through multiple encounters with him, each time with him having more attacks and harder-to-reach weak points.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Just like Laura in the previous DLC, he has a niche role in the game as a whole, but his impact on the plot and the characters is hefty indeed. With Laura's aid and his power, he had molded ''Dracula''. This speaks for itself.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation
** BladeOnAStick: Exploding spears which rain down from above in a semicircle around him.
** CoolSword: Can summon a jet black, spike covered, single edged curved sword.
** DualWielding: He can also summon two of his black swords at once.
** EpicFlail: Can summon a giant morningstar to smash down on top of you.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Initiates a conversation with Gabriel after the latter had dismantled a section of his armor.
%%* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Subverted. Gabriel executes the demon only ''after'' he had seized his power. [[JustifiedTrope In all likelihood because he didn't have the opportunity ten seconds ago.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Daemon Lord]]
!!Daemon Lord
-->'''Voiced by''': Richard Ridings

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->''"Tell me--do you like being a creature of the night?"''

A powerful monster from the Shadow Plane that is first encountered in the prologue to ''Mirror of Fate''. It gains an intense desire for revenge after Gabriel captures him for the Brotherhood of light. [[spoiler:He is later released by a group of witches who want him to take Dracula out, only to be maimed and killed by Trevor. The Toy Maker brings him back as his cyborg servant, delivering victims for his master's experiments, and his desire for revenge shifts onto Trevor.]]
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* CutsceneBoss: Trevor's encounter with him.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: Obviously.
* EyeScream: Gets his right eye ripped out by Gabriel right at the start of the game.
* EvilLaugh: Well, it ''is'' Richard Ridings.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[CompositeCharacter several enemies]] from the classic series:
** His [[spoiler: Daemon Lord Resurrected]] form, is is based on the [[RecurringBoss recurring]] [[FrankensteinsMonster Creature/Frankenstein's Monster]] boss.
** He also has traits of several demonic entities from the classic series, most notably Cthulhu/The Devil, as they appeared in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' with his long, powerful arms and green coloring. He almost shares his name with the recurring "Demon Lord" enemies. Finally, he resembles the Leviathan Gargoyle/Pazuzu boss, from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance''. Especially because, like Pazuzu in ''Harmony of Dissonance'', the Daemon Lord [[spoiler: before his fight with Trevor]] is trapped inside a sphere.
** Finaly, his design also resembles a Manticore, another recurring monster in the series.
* HopelessBossFight: During Alucard's first encounter with [[spoiler:his resurrected form]].
* LargeHam: Again, ''Richard Ridings''.
** IncomingHam: [[spoiler:Upon his release.]]
--> '''Daemon Lord:''' '''''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge WHERE IS HE?!]]'''''
%%* SealedEvilInACan
%%* WeCanRebuildHim
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Toymaker]]
!!The Toy Maker
-->'''Voiced by''': Mark Healy

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->''[[GigglingVillain High-pitched chuckle.]]''

Once the best pupil who served under Gandolfi, the creator of the Combat Cross that Gabriel used, The Toy Maker was cursed by Walter Bernhard, becoming a clownish, demonic version of himself that ceaselessly creates bizarre and macabre tools of destruction, sometimes with help from the [[spoiler:resurrected Daemon Lord]]. Many obstacles, weapons and even some enemies are created or influenced by the Toy Maker, making him an indirect major antagonist. He makes a return in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', having redeemed himself after a child who found his way into the castle reawakened a spark of the kind man he once was, causing him to remove his heart (and break the curse) and wait until the day someone would wake him up.
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* AffablyEvil: When he wakes up in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', he seems genuine in his niceness towards Dracula, even though he couldn't really remember who he was due to LaserGuidedAmnesia.
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* BiggerBad: In a lot of ways, in ''Mirror of Fate''. Though we have yet to see the true extent of what he's capable of.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Disturbingly taken UpToEleven when the blood curse is lifted.
* CoolOldGuy: To an extent. Keep in mind, he's worked for Dracula. But to those he's allied with, and sometimes, doesn't even know, he seems like a genuinely nice person.
%%* EvilWizard
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Not on himself, but he implants eyes on many of his creations. For example, before reawakening him in the second game, the container he's in has large human-like eyes implanted on the inside that look around at what's going on.
* FlunkyBoss: Sends out the Toy Knight and the Toy Dragon to narrate a story during his fight before coming down himself.
%%* MadScientist
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: In his possessed demonic form, he has these. In his human form in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', he has more normal human features.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He was a legitimately kind-hearted man before being cursed by a demon. In ''Lords of Shadow 2'', after he's been cured of his possession by the Castle's blood and his amnesia, he remembers who he was and what he did, and breaks down in tears.
* PlayingWithFire: Some of his more powerful puppets use fireworks or openly breathe flames.
%%* SlasherSmile
%%* SquishyWizard
* TheUnfought: Only in ''Mirror of Fate''. He's a boss in ''Lords of Shadow 2''.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: How his corruption is lifted; he vomits a stream of blood that was controlling him.
* WouldntHurtAChild: According to his backstory presented in the theater in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', the innate goodness in him prevented him from harming a child who wandered into the castle.

!!Toy Knight and Toy Dragon

Two Puppets used by the Toymaker when he fights Dracula after being taken by the Castle's blood. They are part of a story Toymaker tries to narrate during the fight. One is a cartoonishly disproportioned knight with a lance and shield, the other is a serpentine puppet that spews flames.
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* BrawnHilda: The Toymakers narration of Toy Knight details that he is fighting for his love, who bares the trope's name.
* CoDragons: with one of them being a literal dragon.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In the Toymaker's story, Toy Dragon only decided to start causing destruction and chaos when Toy Knight fell, leaving the kingdom vulnerable.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: In a boss fight against Toymaker, you'd more or less expect him to come right after you in a mech. He does, but randomly throws in these two at the beginning and middle of his fight, narrating a story using them.
* JoustingLance: The Toy Knight carries one.
* KnightInShiningArmor[=/=]BlackKnight: In The Toymaker's narration, the Toy Knight is a knight in shining armor to his kingdom. His being an enemy and having a dark color scheme also put him into the black knight category.
* LargeHam: Though covered up by the more hammy Toymaker, the Toy Knight is also one, spouting knightly dialog during his fight.
* NoNameGiven: Actually Averted, the Toy Knight's real name is Sir Walter Degrais, and the Toy Dragon's name is Sarengazlix (or something similar). Whether or not this name was made up, or if the knight puppet was actually the name of a person before being bound to a puppet, is unclear.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Toy Dragon is a marionette puppet who can use fireworks to attack.
* PlayingWithFire: Toy Dragon, who attacks by using traditional fire-breathing, and by sending Catherine wheels skittering across the floor.
* ShieldsAreUseless: Toy Knight carries a solid-looking shield, but it doesn't deflect any attacks
* ShockwaveStomp: Both are capable of doing this.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* UnskilledButStrong: Toy Knight's attacks are simple and a little predictable, but cannot be stopped and cover a large area.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Night Watchman]]
!!The Night Watchman [[spoiler:(Reaver)]]
-->'''Voiced by''': Alec Newman

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-> ''"Who dares invade my domain?"''

A PlagueDoctor-esque...wizard/zombie/ghost-thing(?) that has stayed alive via a mysterious curse. He lights the lanterns of Dracula's castle, in an attempt to keep intruders away. Should somebody come in anyway, he attacks them with his lantern staff and calls rat and crow-like corpses called Scavens to devour them with a whistle.[[spoiler:After he is defeated by Simon, he is eaten by the Scavens he calls upon, and his body transforms into the Reaver, a huge putrid Scaven that is made up of countless corpses, and mindlessly eats any living thing it finds.]]
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* MookMaker: [[spoiler:The Reaver, so much so that Scavens poke their heads out of its back to prevent Alucard from jumping over it.]]
* PlagueDoctor: It seems like he's actually wearing a sort of opera mask [[spoiler:considering its position and cracked eye holes when its on the Reaver]]. But the outfit, along with his Vermin-like Scavens, make it apparent.
* VillainousGlutton: [[spoiler:One of the Reaver's attacks has it quickly digesting Alucard. And if Alucard throws his bats at it, it eats them and coughs up the bones as a counterattack.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Succubus]]
!!The Succubus
-->'''Voiced by''': Eleanor Howell

-> ''"Don't you like how I kiss, Simon?"''

A devious, alluring creature from the underworld seeking to curry favor with her new master. Encountered in ''Mirror of Fate'', she serves as the final boss of Simon's chapter in the game.
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* DepravedBisexual: Just like Carmilla from the original continuity, she's ''very'' affectionate towards her slave girls, referring to them as ''my sweet" and...touches them in places. All the while trying to seduce Simon.
* HealThyself: Feeds on the slave girls she keeps in order to heal herself and boost her power in a pinch.
* MasterOfIllusion: Her main power. The arena you fight her in is actually an illusion created for the purpose of tempting Simon.
* MsFanservice: Like Carmilla, it's how she tempts men to their deaths. Simon [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't buy it either]]. Must be InTheBlood.
* SexSlave: Has a harem of slave girls. [[DepravedBisexual She uses them for her own pleasure as well as trying to seduce Simon.]]
%%* WingedHumanoid
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Satan's Acolytes]]
!!Tropes that apply to the Acolytes in general:

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Acolytes command distinct branches of the earthborn realm such as pharmaceutics, weapon production, and religious beliefs. They're also the chief bosses confronted throughout the game.
* BlindObedience: Follow their father's will no matter what, which [[AbusiveParents ends badly for all of them.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Each of the three basks in being immoral and will stop at nothing until [[BiggerBad Satan]] is reborn.
* CoDragons: To Satan.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Zobek identifies them as 'Satan's human offspring', and each one possesses a power similar to their father's.
* ObviouslyEvil: Just look at them.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Children!" Acolytes]]: The Acolytes would do absolutely anything to gain their father's support and approval. [[YouHaveFailedMe They don't succeed.]]

!!Raisa Volkova
-->'''Voiced by''': Alex Childs

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You see, my father... takes this all...very personally."'']]
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-> ''"So the Dragon still lives. We thought you dead."''

Owner and director of a large pharmaceutical company, Bioquimek.
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* BadBoss: The moment she senses the player, she smashes open a nearby canister of toxic chemicals to flood the room, regardless of the human workers still around.
* BadassLongcoat: In her human form. Technically, it's a lab coat, but she wears it well.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: She catches Dracula's Void Sword when he swings it at her the first time. Thankfully, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax it's not something she can pull off often during the actual fights with her.]]
* BellyMouth: Gains one split across her entire torso in her last form.
* BlackSpeech: [[spoiler: When Dracula injects with her own antidote, she breaks out in a hellish, incomprehensible tirade. It is translated via subtitles.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In her human form.
* EvilEyebrows: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Raisa simply does not ''have'' eyebrows.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: And black lipstick, too.
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: And Satan's first acolyte as well.]]
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: When she goes down, [[spoiler: her whole body flares up in a discharge of pure energy, powerful enough to send Dracula tumbling through the air.]]
* FanDisservice: She's unconventionally attractive in her human guise, but her demonic form is outright ''hideous.'' Adding to the disservice, it's in the latter form that she hits on Dracula.
* FlashStep: She can warp all over the place, using either this or TeleportSpam.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: She's seen smoking a cigarette when the player confronts her, holding it loosely between two fingers.
* {{Goth}}: Her dark hair, pale skin, black lipstick, and eye shadow all invoke this in subtle fashion.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Demoness She Used To Be]]: How she dies. Not only her [[AnArmAndALeg entire arm is chopped off]], but it is followed by [[spoiler: Dracula cleaving her in twain. ''Diagonally through her entire head and torso''.]]
* MagicMissileStorm: One of her attacks involves her roosting upon a slab of stone in the background and sending out a dozen of target-hunting projectiles.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Her full name could be roughly translated to 'Chief of the Wolves.'
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Twice.]]
* PeekABangs: She sports a one-sided version that covers half her face.
* PrecisionFStrike: At one point, calls Dracula a 'son of a bitch'.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Had used a virus of her own creation to cloak her mind from Zobek's {{telepathy}}.
* SuperStrength: She's powerful enough to hurl ''Dracula'' around like it's nothing.
* TakingYouWithMe: Invokes this during the last bits of her boss battle.
--> '''Raisa:''' I will drag you with me to Hell, even if I lose this body.
* TooKinkyToTorture: She seems to invoke this trope to some degree, as she gasps in pleasure when Zobek [[EyeScream puts his cigarette out in her eye.]]
* TrojanPrisoner: It is implied that Raisa had willingly allowed for Dracula to incapacitate and capture her, thus sending the latter on a quest to recover the antidote from the demonic plague which screens her thoughts. [[spoiler: Upon receiving the remedy, she promptly escapes her bonds.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As stated above, she's the head of a pharmaceutical corporation. It's all a front for creating hellish mutants.
* WhamLine: Delivers one prior her second boss battle.
--> '''Raisa:''' Look at me, you dirty pigs! Look at Satan's splendid daughter before your very eyes!
* WhipItGood: She combines this with ImprovisedWeapon by ripping out live electrical cables and lashing at the player. [[ShockAndAwe And electrocuting the ground.]]

!!Nergal Meslamstea
-->'''Voiced by''': Alastair Parker

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"My Lord will extinguish a thousand souls in my honor when I give him the Dragon."'']]

-> ''"I see now that I have underestimated you. Accept my apology. It won't happen again."''

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%%* BaldOfEvil
* BondVillainStupidity: Rather than disable Dracula straight off, Nergal continuously shocks him in small bursts, leading to his defeat when he underestimates Dracula's cunning.
* EvilGloating: His FatalFlaw, which Dracula exploits.
* EvilWearsBlack: Wears a long, black robe.
* MeaningfulName: Shares the name with the Mesopotamian god of war and pestilence that is often compared to the Christian Devil. His last name is also a direct reference to the ''Meslam'', the god's chief temple at Cutlah, with ''Meslamtaea'' meaning "the one that rises up from Meslam". Knowing his [[{{Satan}} father]], this was probably intentional.
* PeoplePuppets: Animates the statues of the Riders of the Storm for his boss battle.
* PowerEchoes: While in possession of the Riders of the Storm he speaks with a roaring undertone.
* PowerFloats: Rises into the air to evoke his power just before his boss fight.
* PuzzleBoss: The player's first confrontation with him is this. Instead of facing him, Dracula is ''required'' to stay away from him for as long as possible, and use his wits to lure the acolyte to the castle where their power is equal.
* ShockAndAwe: Casts lightning from his hands.
* SuperSmoke[=/=]BallOfLightTransformation: Can invoke these to quickly move around.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Nergal has enough power to open ''a portal to Hell.'' Pray you're not the one being [[DraggedOffToHell dragged]] [[NonstandardGameOver off]].
* WeatherManipulation: Creates a massive storm in his boss fight.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:By way of a stomp on his head from Dracula.]]

!!Guido Szandor
-->'''Voiced by''': Mark Lewis Jones

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Let all men fight among themselves. Let their work be mutilated and their homes be no more."'']]

-> ''"Oh, powerful King... blast the gates of Hell wide open. Let the inferior heavens serve you. Govern the governing men and let those among them who fail meet untimely death."''
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* CorruptChurch: He's the head of one.
* {{Expy}}: He looks suspiciously similar to Aleister Crowley, and his last name is the middle name of Anton La Vey, the founder of the Church of Satan.
%%* InTheHood
* InformedAttribute: Known to be the strongest of the Acolytes, he is killed [[spoiler:without attempting a single attack]].
* MagicalIncantation: Has two we know of, both related to [[{{Satan}} his father]]. At least some of it is directly heard by {{Dracula}} [[spoiler:and {{Alucard}}]], and it is [[CardCarryingVillain not even trying to hide its meaning]].
** First, the one to [[spoiler:ask Satan where he wants to be incarnated]].
--->'''Guido Szandor:''' Who inhabits the primordial air, whom from the corners of the Earth are all-powerful. To you it is said. Contemplate the glorious face of Satan. The beginning of all consolation and whose eyes give clarity to the stars. Let the seasons be confused. And let it be that no creature shall be equal. Let all men fight among themselves. Let their work be mutilated and their homes be no more than caves for the beasts of the world. Oh powerful king, blast the gates of hell wide open. Let the inferior heaven serve you. Govern the governing men and let those among them who fail meet an untimely death. Find all that strengthens to you and destroy all that is against you. Let no place stand firm. Oh powerful king! Whose burning flame unveils the glorious Satan. You, who harbor the great secrets of truth. Open the mysteries of your creation and walk with fire upon the earth. Oh powerful king, blast the gates of hell wide open. Let the inferior heaven serve you. Govern the governing men and let those among them who fail meet an untimely death. [[spoiler:Oh, true Lord! Tell me the exact place in which you desire to be reborn!]]
** Then, the one after, which is meant [[spoiler:to call Satan into the world]]:
--->'''Guido Szandor:''' In the name of Satan, Lord of the Earth, King of the World. I order the forces of darkness to pour its infernal power over me. Let the gates of Hell open wide, and from the great abyss greet me as your brother and friend! I order everything to be as I command!
* SinisterMinister: Hard to say he isn't, considering he's not only a Satanist, but is a son of Satan who is trying to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* TearOffYourFace: [[spoiler:Has this happen to him in a CruelAndUnusualDeath, courtesy of [[{{Satan}} his father]].]]
* TheUnfought: More time is taken either getting to him or trying to decide what to do with him than actually fighting. By the time any attempt to truly fight him even comes up, [[spoiler:Satan beats Alucard and Dracula to the punch]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bernhard Castle (Spoilers)]]
!!Bernhard Castle
-->'''Voiced by''': [[spoiler:Creator/RobertCarlyle]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I thought I took care of that boy a long time ago. He has inherited all of your worst traits, don't you think?"'']]

-> ''"Bow down before the Dark Lord! Look upon his greatness and obey his orders... or you will die, here and now."''

Castlevania has always been a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight creature of chaos]], but with Dracula's return in ''Lords of Shadow 2'', the castle has developed sentience and seeks to impede Dracula so that he will never leave again, even if it means killing him. For the most part, it accomplishes this by spawning corrupting blood that turns everything it touches against him, even if they were loyal just moments before. [[spoiler:The true form of it is referred to as "Inner Dracula," an EldritchAbomination with Dracula's face that represents the most brutal aspects of his vampiric nature, as well as the hatred towards humanity the real Dracula has started to cast off by the time you fight it.]]
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Its true nature is Dracula's aggregated hatred and resentment of {{God}}, animated by the blood of his many victims.
* AntiMutiny: The castle still has UndyingLoyalty to Dracula, and wants him to keep it alive. Unfortunately, Dracula's main goal is [[DeathSeeker quite the opposite]] now, so it's understandably upset.
* ApologeticAttacker: It seems very distraught as it turns Dracula's loyal minions against him, screaming things like "Look what you're making us do!"
* BigBad: Of Dracula's forays into the castle to obtain his powers and the Mirror of Fate.
* BodyAndHost: Is the inner demon that bound itself to Dracula, but [[{{Synchronization}} cannot live without him.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: This is how it bolsters its numbers since the inhabitants of the castle still have UndyingLoyalty to Dracula.
* TheCorruption: The Blood.
* DemonicPossession: The Blood is capable of possessing anything in the castle, including pieces of rubble and its inhabitants. This affects Dracula's vampire warriors, dungeons jailers, [[spoiler:the three Gorgon Sisters, and the Toymaker.]]
* {{Determinator}}: When its very existence is threatened, it will do ''anything'' [[GodzillaThreshold in order to survive.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Especially once its true form is revealed. See [[http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/File:InnerDracula01.png here]] for a full take on it, including both the far less humanoid head form and the more humanoid one without a face.]]
* {{Expy}}: It's basically the ''Lords of Shadow'' continuity's answer to [[spoiler:Chaos]] from the main series. Like [[spoiler:Chaos]], it is the [[spoiler:the root of all of Dracula's demonic powers and an EldritchAbomination to boot.]]
* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler:It's all of Dracula's evil and vampiric identity. The face it ultimately shows is his.]]
* EvilSoundsRaspy: In its true form, it sports a truly brilliant grating voice [[spoiler: which is also [[EvilSoundsDeep several octaves lower]] than Dracula's own.]]
* GeniusLoci: As a sentient castle.
* IAmTheNoun: [[spoiler: It invokes this as a speech before you fight it.]]
-->''[[spoiler:"[[ThePowerOfBlood I am the blood that runs through your veins.]] [[TheDreaded I am the dark shadow that chills the hearts of men as you pass.]] I am the fury... [[ThePowerOfHate your hate]] and your vengeance. I am... your destiny."]]''
* JekyllAndHyde: Hyde to Dracula's Jekyll, and an EnemyWithout at that.
* LoyalPhlebotinum: Answers only to its master, and would gladly eliminate anyone who would stand in his way.
--> '''Bernhard Castle:''' Presences from other times will try to take you away from here, but we will destroy them for you, Prince of Darkness.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Oftentimes bursts and collapses various passageways in its itself in hopes of impeding Dracula's progress. Evading its DeathCourse is an exercise in agility itself.
* MergerOfSouls: Its corruption can fuse multiple creatures into one as proved by its ability to [[spoiler: meld Euryale, Stheno, and Medusa into the Gorgon.]]
* MindHive: While in its formless, puddle form, it [[IamLegion refers to itself exclusively in plural form]] and speaks in an amalgam of tortured voices. Even so, [[spoiler: its true form features Dracula's own voice, only notched and jagged.]]
* ThePowerOfBlood: The only thing keeping it alive is Dracula's vampiric powers [[spoiler:since it ''is'' them]] and the blood of his many, ''many'' victims over the centuries.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: An InvertedTrope. Dracula is turning against ''the castle'', as he wants to die and leave it behind. In contrast, the castle [[UndyingLoyalty has never gone against him]], and [[FateWorseThanDeath never ever wants him to leave]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Has the voices of all of Dracula's victims, though they aren't all at the same time. It's more of an amalgam of voices.
* {{Yandere}}: ''Holy crap''. The only thing Dracula wants from his castle by the 21st century is to get his powers back and ''leave'' to die. However, since [[LoadBearingBoss he's the only thing keeping the castle alive]], it refuses to let him go, no matter what.
* YourSoulIsMine: Its true form has this as one of its powers. [[NonstandardGameOver Should Dracula's mist form be marked by its absorption attack, it will quickly devour him whole, forcing you to restart the game.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Agreus]]
!!Agreus
-->'''Voiced by''': Aleksandar Mikic

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"At last, this has proven to be of some use after all."'']]

-> ''"Tell me, vampire. Do you think that is the will of God?"''

Of the old gods, two of them stood higher among the rest for the role they played in the world; Pan and Agreus. While Pan was the personification of spring and brought new life into the world after each hard winter, Agreus was the other end of the scale; the personification of Fall that heralded the cold and dead winter. The two originally held the balance together, but after Pan's death Agreus ran rampant out of equal parts grief and the inability to keep himself in check.
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* BatmanGambit: Tries to achieve this by luring Dracula into his secret garden by using a [[DismantledMacGuffin fragment of the Mirror of Fate.]]
* BestServedCold: Was willing to wait ''centuries'' for his brother's murderer to show up.
--> '''Agreus:''' I have waited for this moment for a long time. Now my wait is ''over!''
* BladeOnAStick[=/=]SinisterScythe: Fights with either a twirled spear or a pair of blackened sickles.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Normally, Agreus was the death that complimented Pan's life, and the two kept the balance by making sure every spring led to a fall, which in turn gave way to another spring. Unfortunately, with Pan's death in the first game Agreus was free to run unchecked, making it DarkIsEvil.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He's the avatar of death and revels in his job, but he loved his brother Pan and seeks to kill Dracula for having a major part in his death.
* {{Familiar}}: Has a barn owl familiar which safeguards the Mirror. Chucking a [[{{Fireballs}} Chaos Bomb]] at it is a requirement for the [[MythologyGag "Classic Taste" achievement.]]
* FacePalmOfDoom: How he [[DeathOfTheOldGods dies]]; Dracula grabs him by the skull and crushes it to bits.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Pan's death had left Agreus deranged with grief, leaving him to slaughter anyone who would dare to approach him, including Dracula's servants and unfortunate Brotherhood Knights.
* TheHunter: Basks in the spirit of the hunt, and forces Dracula into a game where the latter is his ''prey''. However, when the vampire successfully evades him in his maze and reclaims the fragment of the Mirror, this turns into TheHunterBecomesTheHunted.
* TheOldGods: Agreus is fall to Nomios'/Pan's spring.
* SkullForAHead: A ram's skull. His familiar is an owl that has just a skull for a face.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: Is after Dracula for this specific reason, and vehemently denies the fact that his brother's death was a HeroicSacrifice, as the vampire tries to point out.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roland de Ronceval]]
!!Roland de Ronceval
-->'''Voiced by''': Alastair Parker

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[[caption-width-right:294:''"Tonight will be your last, Prince of Darkness"'']]

->''"{{God}} is with me, monster!"''

Roland de Ronceval was a Paladin of the Brotherhood of Light, and commander of the greatest army ever brought to destroy Dracula. He was in command of half a million men and countless machines in an attempt to siege Dracula's castle. He commanded the troops from the Siege Titan.
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* ActionGenreHeroGuy: He's a Paladin, instead of a Space Marine; nevertheless, he fits the criteria. He's even bald!
* AllInTheManual: You only know him as the Golden Paladin; his name is only mentioned in the city scrolls. A JustifiedTrope, since from the perspective of [[VillainProtagonist Dracula]], [[ButForMeItWasTuesday this is just business as usual, and he probably doesn't even care who he's fighting]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is in charge of over five hundred thousand men and ThePaladin to boot.
* {{Badass}}: It takes one to hold his own against the [[GodOfEvil The Prince of Darkness]]. Unfortunately for Roland, [[OvershadowedByAwesome Dracul severely outmatches him]].
* BaldOfAwesome: In contrast to Dracula's [[BarbarianLongHair long hair.]]
* BiblicalMotifs: Roland is encased in an armor of gold, has a pair of disembodied, metallic wings which allow him to fly, can conjure bursts of [[LightEmUp hallowed light]], wields [[DualWielding two]] [[FlamingSword fiery rapiers]], and has a HolyHalo wreathed around his boss icon. He is also the general of a holy army ready to defeat the greater evil. A [[ArchangelMichael certain archangel]] comes to mind.
* BlingOfWar: Wears an extremely ornate suit of gold armor, complete with huge metallic angel wings.
* TheChosenOne: Subverted. This is what Roland ''himself'' thinks he is. Dracula can even quip about it in one of the loading screens, pointing out that this paladin isn't exactly the first one to claim the title of [[TheChosenZero humanity's last hope]].
* FakeUltimateHero: Through no fault of his own. Although Dracula soundly thrashes Roland and the rest of his army, the former's disappearance after the end of the battle results in the Church assuming Roland defeated him, albeit [[PyrrhicVictory at the cost of his own life and the lives of his army.]] You can actually find statues commemorating Roland's 'victory' throughout the modern-day sections of the game.
* HeroAntagonist: Guy's a holy warrior out to destroy the bloodthirsty monster who's been massacring people and laying waste to everything around his castle for centuries. It's just too bad that said bloodthirsty monster happens to be the player character.
* LightIsNotGood: Subverted, since the character you play as while fighting him is [[VillainProtagonist Dracula himself]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Destroys vital elements keeping Dracula from moving upward on the [[HumongousMecha Siege]] [[DungeonPunk Titan]] in his attempt to kill him.
* NotSoDifferent: Dracula mockingly says that he reminds him of his former self.
* OhCrap: The moment Dracula grabs the magical cross he tried to use against him, Roland reacts with panic and disbelief.
* ThePaladin: Duh.
* PrayerIsALastResort: When Roland buckles under the onslaught, he takes out his golden crucifix and tries to channel the power of the seven archangels to tip the equilibrium is his favor. Suffice to say, it doesn't work as planned.
* PublicDomainCharacter: The name and characterisation of the golden paladin are most likely a reference to the hero of the french Chanson de Geste, [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland La Chanson de Roland]], who fought his last stand at the battle of Roncevaux/Roncesvalles in Spain. Both his and his legendary counterpart's death involved quite a light show as well, to put it mildly.
* SacredBowAndArrows: Can connect his swords into a blazing longbow with phantom arrows or straight out chuck it at the player like a boomerang.
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Roland besieged Dracula's castle for months, and, when the owner finally emerged into the open, ordered his troops to stay their ground, and [[CombatByChampion faced the vampire alone.]]
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