"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 found abandoned at the door of one of the Brotherhood of the Light 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 Cronqvist family, though this has never been proven. The Order named the boy after the blessed Archangel 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. Gabriel 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 The Reveal, see the Dracula section.
"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 Gabrielís 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 the chosen one 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 Gabrielís 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 fatherís deep mastery of combat. During this time he met and married Sypha and in 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 The Revealsee the Alucard section.
You Killed My Mother: Wants to get revenge on Dracula for the monster's role in the death of Trevor's mother.
Voiced by Alec Newman
"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. Howewer 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.
"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 The Revealsee the Trevor Belmont section.
Appropriated Appelation: Dracula names him "Alucard" for lack of his real name, and in referance to Trevor's dying words implying that they were opposites. As evidenced by a trailer for Lords of Shadow 2, Alucard himself seems to like it.
My Greatest Failure: 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.
"I'm Victor... Victor Belmont! 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 Belmont's honor, even if it means dooming the world in the process.
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 long sword 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 The Reveal, see the Lord of the Dead section.
Ancestral Weapon: Apparently he inherited his old-fashioned equipment from one of his ancestors
The Atoner: Wants free Gabriel in Lords of Shadow 2 from the vampiric curse he was indirectly responsible for.
Unreliable Narrator: Knows far more about Gabriel's situation and eventual fate than he lets on to the audience.
The Nicknamer: Calls Gabriel "The Prince of Darkness" at a few points in his narrations late-game, in admiration of his unparalelled grace and ferocity in battle. As seen in the trailers for the sequel, Gabriel appropriates it for use in his That Man Is DeadBadass Boast.
"Soon, the destiny of all living creatures will be in the palm of your hand..."
An ancient god that guides Gabriel throughout his Quest. 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.
Morality Chain: 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 Anti-Hero status over the course of the game.
"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 jealous rage 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 friendship during this time, 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.
Anime Hair: She looks like a kid version of Amy Winehouse.
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.
Stranger Behind the Mask: 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.
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, Dracula 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 The Reveal, see the Gabriel Belmont section.
God of Evil: 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.
Hero Killer: In this continuity, not even being a Belmont is guaranteed to protect you from him.
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.
In Name Only: Cornell in the original continuity is a Noble Demon who desperately sought a cure for his condition for the sake of his human adopted sister. This Cornell is a Fully-Embraced Fiend who gladly sends his pack out to hunt innocent villagers and has at least one genocide (the Aghartians) under his belt.
"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 The Reveal, see the Zobek section.
"It is my divine right to rule by His side as an equal... or perhaps more than that."
The true Big Bad 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 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 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.
"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. 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.
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 bizzare and macabre tools of destruction, sometimes with help from the ressurrected Daemon Lord. Many obstacles, weapons, and even some enemies, are created or influenced by the Toy Maker, making him an indirect major antagonist. Set to return in Lords of Shadow 2.
Bigger Bad: In a lot of ways, in Mirror of Fate. Though we have yet to see the true extent of what he's capable of.
A Plague Doctor-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.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.
Mook Maker: The Reaver, so much so that Scavens poke their heads out of its back to prevent Alucard from jumping over it.
Plague Doctor: It seems like he's actually wearing a sort of opera mask considering its position and cracked eye holes when its on the Reaver But the outfit, along with his Vermin-like Scavens make it apparrent.
Villainous Glutton: 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.
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"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.
Heal Thyself: Feeds on the slave girls she keeps in order to heal herself and boost her power in a pinch.
Masterof Illusion: Her main power. The arena you fight her in is actually an illusion created for the purpose of tempting Simon.