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Characters: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
aka: Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2
This page lists characters who appear in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

For characters in the classic Castlevania continuity, see the Castlevania character page.

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

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Heroes

    Gabriel Belmont 

Gabriel Belmont

Voiced by Robert Carlyle

"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'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 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.

    Trevor Belmont 

Trevor Belmont

Voiced by Richard Madden (adult) and Stuart Campbell (young)

"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 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 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 The Reveal, see the Alucard section.

    Simon Belmont 

Simon Belmont

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. 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.

    Alucard 

Alucard (Trevor Belmont)

Voiced by Richard Madden

"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 Reveal, see the Trevor Belmont section.

    Victor Belmont 

Victor Belmont

Voiced by Anthony Howell

"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.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Commander of the Brotherhood of Light.
  • Badass: Knowing full well how his family has fared fighting Dracula, he still charges him head on. It runs in the blood.
  • Dark Is Not Evil / Light is Good: 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.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: 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.
  • Famous Last Words:
    Victor: Now you are the last Belmont...
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His face is heavily scarred.
  • Generation Xerox: Even after 1000 years, the Belmonts still dress and fight similarly to their progenitor, Gabriel.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's a demon hunter trying to kill the Evil Overlord Dracula. Unfortunately, you're playing as Dracula at the time.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Offers himself as bait to the acolytes to give Dracula a chance to find them and put a stop to Satan's plans.
    • Stupid Sacrifice: To a certain degree, because: 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.
      • 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.
  • In the Hood
  • Last of His Kind: He is the last surviving member of the Belmont bloodline. Well, not counting Dracula and Alucard.
  • Mirror Boss: Uses the same tactics Dracula used as Gabriel Belmont back in the first game.
  • Mythology Gag: Victor was one of the main characters from the cancelled Castlevania Resurrection.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Has a tattoo on his chest to illustrate his rough-and-tumble background.
  • Vampire Hunter: Hunts the vampire lord Dracula and his minions.
  • Whip It Good: Has a Combat Cross of his own that, like previous models, functions as a chain whip.

Supporting Characters

    Zobek 

Zobek

"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 The Reveal, see the Lord of the Dead section.

    Pan 

Pan (The Silver Warrior)

Voiced by Aleksander Mikic

"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.

    Marie Belmont 

Marie Belmont

Voiced by Natasha McElhone

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

Marie is the deceased wife of Gabriel Belmont and mother of Trevor.
  • Back from the Dead: 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.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: She's the Gentle Girl to Gabriel's Brooding Boy.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • 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.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Undying Loyalty: Marie never stops believing in Gabriel. Even after he becomes Dracula, she never loses faith that his good side will eventually triumph over his evil side.
  • Woman in White: Wears a white dress.

    Claudia 

Claudia

Voiced by Emma Ferguson

"I accept my fate..."

A mute girl and the last of her kind. She and the Black Knight assist Gabriel in his quest until Gabriel is manipulated into killing her.

    Black Knight 

Black Knight

Claudia's protector; a giant golem infused with the soul of a murderer.
  • The Atoner: According to his backstory.
  • Badass
  • Black Knight: No, really?
  • Black Swords Are Better
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The sole reason Zobek had Gabriel kill Claudia was so that he would have an opportunity to obtain the Golem's left gauntlet.
  • Gentle Giant: With Claudia. Anyone else is fair game.
  • Hitbox Dissonance: 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.
  • Mighty Glacier: Even though he is capable of running (and faster than you would think for a giant armor) in the cutscenes, he is quite slow in his boss fight.
  • Papa Wolf: Created with the sole purpose of protecting Claudia, and he is not happy when she dies.
  • The Quiet One
  • Razor Wind: His method of attack when you're out of his sword's normal reach.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After Gabriel kills Claudia.

    Laura 

Laura

Voiced by Grace Vance

"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 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.

    Baba Yaga 

Baba Yaga

Voiced by Eve Karpf

"Baba good woman, Baba not lie."

An old witch that lives in the Woes Moor.

    The Lost Soul 

The Lost Soul

Voiced by Michael Maloney

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.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: As a spirit representing the Mirror of Fate, he is the embodiment of fate itself.
  • Broken Faceplate: Half of his mask is visibly broken. This doesn't seem to slow him down. The cause is revealed early in Trevor's story.
  • Exposition Fairy: Amazingly, he fills the role despite being The Voiceless for the majority 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.

    Zobek's Lieutenant 

Zobek's Lieutenant

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. 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.
  • Black Knight: With a red tint on his right arm.
  • Blade Lock: Does this when parried by Alucard, but Alucard is the better swordsman and always wins out.
  • Dimension Lord: He fights by opening up starry dimensional rifts and either teleporting into them or summoning a storm of blades from them.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: And he draws it out of Hammer Space, no less.
  • Sword Beam: Uses two, one that's narrow and needs to be dodged, and one that's wide and needs to be jumped.

Villains

    Dracula 

Dracula (Gabriel Belmont)

Voiced by Robert Carlyle

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 The Reveal, see the Gabriel Belmont section.
  • Adaptational Heroism: As shown in 2, despite his villainous actions in Mirror of Fate, this version of Dracula is still ultimately a heroic person who does want to fight evil. He's just sick and tired of being treated as if he is the evil, so he decides to sometimes go along with it.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Was a monster hunter of the Brotherhood of Light, only to become a monstrous vampire himself.
  • Animal Motifs: Dragons.
  • Anti Anti Christ: 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. 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.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To his son Alucard aka Trevor.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Rules the monsters of the night because he's a God of Evil none of them dare cross.
  • Badass: Easily the most powerful incarnation of Dracula in the franchise.
  • Bag of Spilling: 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 is justified with the use of stealth.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Revels in being evil because he thinks destiny has given him no other choice.
  • Big Bad: Is the main antagonist of Mirror of Fate.
  • Blood Magic: Requires blood to perform his more powerful magical techniques.
  • Blood Knight: Revels in battle and violence.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: Ends up getting covered in blood after he stabs an opponent through the chest or bites into their neck and drains them.
  • Boss Banter: Taunts you in Mirror of Fate over the curse of the Belmont bloodline during his boss battles.
  • Character Development: In Lords of Shadow 2, he starts out as a Villain Protagonist. But by the end of the game, he's more of an Anti-Hero.
  • Complete Immortality: Is an everlasting demonic god who cannot die, not even by his own hands. The only thing that can kill him is the Vampire Killer Combat Cross stabbed into his heart, and he doesn't have that for most of his undeath.
    Dracula: The waters of my life flow ever on... never stopping...
  • The Chosen One: He is still God's chosen champion, even after becoming the 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 I am his chosen one!
  • Cool Chair: His throne in Bernhard Castle.
  • Cross-Melting Aura: A variation. As he is still The Chosen One for God even after his Face-Heel Turn, 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...causing all of the remaining soldiers of the Brotherhood of Light in the area to die in a blast of light.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • rerEventHorizon: Went evil after losing everything, including his humanity, in Lords of Shadow.
  • Death Seeker: By the modern day, he wants to get rid of his Complete Immortality and die.
  • The Dreaded: Invoked by Dracula himself.
    Dracula: All shall come to fear me.
  • Enemy Mine: His relationship with Zobek in 2, a departure from the Villainous Friendship that usually comes up between these two characters in the prime continuity. Ultimately, this is subverted, as he was unknowingly using him and betrays Zobek.
  • Eviler than Thou: Continues his quest to destroy the Omnicidal Maniac God of Evil, the Forgotten One, even after becoming a monster himself.
    Dracula: Look upon me, demon, for I am darker and more terrible than thee.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Loves laughing, taunting his opponents and gloating.
  • Evil Laugh: An Evil Overlord who loves to laugh in his opponents' faces.
  • Evil Old Folks: His aged form.
  • Evil Overlord: Ruler of all the monsters and undead in Bernhard Castle.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After becoming evil, he discarded his Brotherhood of Light garbs and switched to a more demonic-looking Badass Longcoat number.
  • Evil Versus Evil: 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. Lampshaded by Drac himself, saying that him being feared by others prevents those who are Eviler than Thou to arise and cause more havoc.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He still has some measure of his humanity left, 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 Laura.
    • He was also horrified when he learned of the true identity of Trevor, something that came tragically too late.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Went from a hero to the Evil Overlord.
  • Fallen Hero: Was a former member of the heroic Brotherhood of Light.
  • Femme Fatalons: After becoming a vampire, he gained long, pointed fingernails.
  • Genius Bruiser: 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,
  • A Glass of Chianti: Seems to be a fan of drinking wine, only really stopping from his slouch and drink to throw it away and go to a fight if it comes to him. He implies, however, that that's not wine.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Is a Physical God with glowing red eyes.
  • 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.
  • Good All Along: In Lords of Shadow 2. See the Heel-Face Turn entry.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He made one 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 Batman Gambit on his and Alucard's part.
  • Hero Killer: In this continuity, not even being a Belmont is guaranteed to protect you from him.
  • He's Back: An exceptionally twisted version. Dracula returns from years of exile and soul searching to wipe out his former allies and take the world for himself.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Wants to destroy the human-filled Brotherhood of Light because they lied to and betrayed him. Best said in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
  • Hypocrite: One of the main reasons he starts his initial onslaught against the Brotherhood of Light is because 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, 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 Justified Trope, as Lords of Shadow 2 indicates that he just stopped caring after that whammy.
  • I Am the Noun: Calls himself "The Dragon" or Dracul. (Note: he never uses the name "Dracula.")
  • I Love You, Vampire Son: He does care for Alucard deeply, though the feeling is not mutual.
  • I Shall Taunt You:
    Dracula: You fight well. Worthy of the name "Belmont."
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Becomes this over the course of 2.
  • Life Drinker: Retains his youthful appearance by drinking the blood of others.
  • Light Is Not Good: Still commands the power of God.
  • Long-Lost Relative: For the Belmont clan.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Went evil when God wouldn't save his family.
  • Magic Knight
  • My God, What Have I Done?: 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.
  • Nominal Hero: Becomes this by the time of 2. He's only a hero because his opponent is Satan.
  • Offing the Offspring: Is forced to battle to the death with the descendants of his clan and his vampire son Alucard, something he secretly resents.
  • One-Man Army: Wipes out an entire army of holy knights by himself.
    • An army of half-a-million men.
  • Orcus on His Throne: 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.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Thanks to the events of the original game's Resurrection DLC, he's more a mix of a vampire and an outright God of Evil now.
  • Power Floats: After absorbing the powers of a demonic god, the Forgotten One, he gains the power to float in the air.
  • Power of the Void: His "Void Sword" uses the powers of emptiness he took from the Forgotten One.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Uses the classic one-liner from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
  • Rage Against the Heavens:
    Dracula: I am, and will be, forever, a thorn in His side! That is my vengeance!
  • Really 700 Years Old: By the time of Lords of Shadow 2, he's been alive for over 1000 years.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Sports a red Badass Longcoat and black pants.
  • Red Baron: Dracul / "The Dragon"
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After becoming a vampire, he gains glowing red eyes.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Is willing to take eternity to get his revenge, even though it means not seeing his loved ones again.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Wants to kill the entire Brotherhood of Light for lying to and betraying him.
  • Satanic Archetype: The "fallen warrior" type. Ironically, the Big Bad and primary foe of Dracula is Satan himself.
  • Scaled Up: His strongest attack in Lords of Shadow 2 has him use his amulet to transform into a black dragon and crash down surrounded by chaos energy, doing absurd damage to enemies; it also makes him invincible for some time afterwards.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Enjoys lounging back on his throne in Bernhard Castle.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Can form whips, swords, gauntlets, projectiles and giant dragons on the fly.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes turn gold in his weakened, decrepit form.
  • Super Smoke: Transforms himself into a mass of smoke and embers while teleporting.
  • Stages of Monster Grief: After 25 years, he reached the betrayal step and decided to make the Brotherhood and everyone else pay for screwing him over.
  • That Man Is Dead / Do Not Call Me Paul: Discarded his human identity after the events of Lords of Shadow, and hates being called it by the time 2 comes around.
    • At the end of Lords of Shadow.
      Dracula: Don't you dare call me that! EU SUNT DRACUL!
    • And in Lords of Shadow 2:
      Dracula: I am no longer Gabriel, woman! I am the Dragon, Dracul! I am the prince of darkness!
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Destiny said he would become evil, so Dracula decided he would enjoy it. 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.
  • Tragic Monster: Was a protagonist in the first game, before he became a vampire to save the world from an Omnicidal Maniac demonic god.
  • Undeath Always Ends: By the time of 2, he wishes this were true, but his status as a God of Evil with Nigh-Invulnerability makes this impossible for him. His reward for completing his quest in 2 is promised to be his final death. Ultimately, he decides not to, and goes Walking the Earth with his son, Alucard, who is similarly immortal.
  • Villain Protagonist: You get to play as the vampire lord in the Resurrection DLC and Lords of Shadow 2.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can turn into smoke, bats, giant dragons and more.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: 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.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • Walking the Earth: In the Grand Finale, Dracula decides against killing himself and subjects himself to this trope.
  • Warrior Poet: Is a fairly philosophical and poetic man, when he's not chewing the scenery.
    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.
    Dracula: The roots of evil are deep... irreversibly so in the hearts of men. It is their true nature... their destiny. I was their most devoted warrior... a champion of the light... but I fell... fell into darkness... and now... I am feared as the Prince of Darkness. Ironic, don't you think?
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: What he is actually implied to be towards the end of Lords of Shadow 2. He points out when talking to Alucard that, while he himself is an insane, amoral God of Evil, his presence actually prevents monsters even worse than him like Satan and Zobek from running rampant all over the world, since they are all so terrified of him.
  • What You Are in the Dark: 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 Heel-Face Turn.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Plans to destroy the Brotherhood of Light, the religious order that he once called home.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Is a Fallen Hero who jumped off the Despair Event Horizon when he lost his family.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: By the modern day, he's sick and tired of living for hundreds of years and just wants to die.
  • You Have No Chance to Survive:
    Dracula: Hahaha! Your Brotherhood has betrayed you! You cannot kill me. You will die in vain, just as your father did!

    Lords of Shadow 

Tropes that apply to the Lords of Shadow in general:

  • Enemy Without: The Lords of Shadow are 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.

Cornell

Voiced by Richard Ridings

"Perhaps he's willing to sacrifice himself for you, for the greater good? I, however, am not!"

Lord of the Lycans, and one of the original founders of the Brotherhood of Light.

Carmilla

Voiced by Sally Knyvette

"Look upon Carmilla! Am I not beautiful!?"

The Lord of the Vampires and one of the original founders of the Brotherhood of Light.
  • Absolute Cleavage: In the first game.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Heroine of the Brotherhood of light turned monster.
  • Animorphism: Can turn into a over-sized bat creature.
  • Back from the Dead: Returns for Lords of Shadow 2, in her human form. How, we don't know yet. Even Dracula expresses surprise at seeing her alive.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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.
    • Also this:
      Carmilla: You would kill those who founded your own Holy Order? You are even more cold-blooded than I. Who is the real monster here, Gabriel?
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: When she transforms.
    Carmilla: Look upon Carmilla! Is she not beautiful!?
  • Flunky Boss: 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.
  • Force Field
  • Hemo Erotic: When Dracula bites Carmilla's neck in Lords of Shadows 2, she reacts as though she's receiving sexual pleasure from it.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
  • I Was Quite The Looker: She was drop dead gorgeous as one of the founders of the Brotherhood Of Light.
    • And in her human form for Lords of Shadow 2.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Justified; it makes it easier for her to get close to her unsuspecting children-to-be. It doesn't phase Gabriel for a second, however.
    • She's even more of a fanservice character in Lords of Shadow 2.
  • Fan Disservice: When she transforms into a giant bat-like creature.
  • Not So Different: Invoked when she compares Gabriel to the other Lords of Shadow. Gabriel isn't convinced.
  • Older than They Look: Is centuries old, but looks like she's in her upper 20s to lower 30s.
  • Progressively Prettier: In the first Lords of Shadow, Carmilla has a rather unsettling appearance; unnaturally tall and slender, with chalk-white skin and 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.
  • Rasputinian Death: Gets staked, smashed, impaled on a steeple, and then staked again so hard that the stake breaks off in her chest. Blimey.
  • Something Only They Would Say: This works against Carmilla when she disguises herself as Maria, mostly because she still speaks like The Vamp.
  • Sexy Walk
  • Shock and Awe
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is definitely the tallest woman in the game (taller even than Gabriel), and she can stun you alright.
  • The Vamp: Tries to seduce Gabriel with promises of pleasure and power before they fight.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Her character description in the second game states that she is madly in love with Dracula. Unfortunately for her, he will never reciprocate.
  • Villains Never Lie: During their pre-battle dialogue, Carmilla predicts Gabriel's fate.
  • We Can Rule Together: Tempts Gabriel by saying he can rule by her side. He doesn't buy it...in fact, he doesn't even seem to care.
  • Woman in Black
  • Yandere: To Dracula in Lords of Shadow 2.

Lord of the Dead (Zobek the Necromancer)

"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.

    Satan 

Satan (Lucifer The Fallen)

Voiced by Jason Isaacs

"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.

    The Forgotten One 

The Forgotten One

Voiced by Colin McFarlane

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

The Forgotten One is a powerful demon and the Final Boss of the first game's Resurrection DLC.

    Daemon Lord 

Daemon Lord

Voiced by : Richard Ridings

"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.

     The Toymaker 

The Toy Maker

Voiced by: Mark Healy

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 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.
  • Affably Evil: 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 Laser-Guided Amnesia.
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: 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.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Disturbingly taken Up to Eleven when the blood curse is lifted.
  • Cool Old Guy: 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.
  • Evil Wizard
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: 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.
  • Flunky Boss: Sends out the Toy Knight and the Toy Dragon to narrate a story during his fight before coming down himself.
  • Mad Scientist
  • My God, What Have I Done?: 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.
  • Playing with Fire: Some of his more powerful puppets use fireworks or openly breathe flames.
  • Slasher Smile
  • Squishy Wizard
  • The Unfought: Only in Mirror of Fate. He's a boss in Lords of Shadow 2.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: How his corruption is lifted; he vomits a stream of blood that was controlling him.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: 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 wondered into the castle.

Toy Knight and Toy Dragon

Voiced by: ?

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.
  • Brawn Hilda: The Toymakers narration of Toy Knight details that he is fighting for his love, who bares the trope's name.
  • Co-Dragons: with one of them being a literal dragon.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: In the Toymaker's story, Toy Dragon only decided to start causing destruction and chaos when Toy Knight fell, leaving the kingdom vulnerable.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: 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.
  • Jousting Lance: The Toy Knight carries one.
  • Knight in Shining Armor / Black Knight: 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 puts him into the black knight category.
  • Large Ham: Though covered up by the more hammy Toymaker, the Toy Knight is also one, spouting knightly dialog during his fight.
  • No Name Given: 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.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Toy Dragon is a marionette puppet who can use fireworks to attack.
  • Playing with Fire: Toy Dragon, who attacks by using traditional fire-breathing, and by sending Catherine wheels skittering across the floor.
  • Shields Are Useless: Toy Knight carries a solid-looking shield, but it doesn't deflect any attacks
  • Shockwave Stomp: Both are capable of doing this.
  • Those Two Bad Guys
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Toy Knight mainly attacks this way. It's attacks are simple and a little predictable, but cannot be stopped and cover a good amount of area.

     The Night Watchman 

The Night Watchman (Reaver)

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Voiced by: Alec Newman

"Who dares invade my domain?"

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.

    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.

    Satan's Acolytes 

Raisa Volkova

Voiced by Alex Childs

"So the Dragon still lives. We thought you dead."

Owner and director of a large pharmecutical company, Bioquimek.

Nergal Meslamstea

Voiced by Alastair Parker

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


Guido Szandor

Voice by Mark Lewis Jones


     Bernhard Castle 

Bernhard Castle

Voiced by: Robert Carlyle

Castlevania has always been a 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. The true form of it is referred to as "Inner Dracula," an Eldritch Abomination 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.

    Agreus 

Agreus

Voiced by: Aleksandar Mikic

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.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: 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. Unfortunately, with Pan's death in the first game Agreus was free to run unchecked, making it Dark Is Evil.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: 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.
  • Skull for a Head: A ram's skull, he also has a familiar like Pan that's an owl that also has just a skull for a face.

    Roland de Ronceval 

Roland de Ronceval

Voiced by: Alastair Parker

"God is with me, monster!"


  • All In The Manual: you only know him as the Golden Paladin, his name is only mentioned in the city scrolls.
  • Bling of War: Wears an extremely ornate suit of gold armor.
  • Light Is Not Good: Subverted, because you are the bad guy now.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Thank you for help me to destroy the Siege Titan while you tried kill me.
  • Not So Different: Dracula mockingly says that he reminds him of his former self.
  • Oh Crap: The moment Dracula grabs the magical cross he tried to use against him, he reacts with panic and disbelief.
  • Public Domain Character: The name and characterisation of the golden paladin are most likely a reference to the hero of the french Chanson de Geste, La Chanson de Roland, who fought his last stand at the battle of Roncevaux/Roncesvalles in Spain. Both his and his legendary ounterpart's death involved quite a light show as well, to put it mildly.
  • The Paladin: Duh.

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