For many years, Dracula has fought against the Belmont family, and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} these documentations]] have provided the Internet with a handful of {{meme|ticMutation}}s.
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* Series General:
** Wall Chicken [[labelnote:Explanation]]A long-running joke in the fandom stemming from all the health-restoring chickens you can unveil by whipping walls. Often given {{Shout Out}}s by other Medtroidvania games such as VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail[[/labelnote]]
** Stairs are a vampire hunter's worst enemy. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the classic games, your character moves slowly on stairs, can't always jump off (or it's risky to do so), can't attack, and can fall through stairs trying to jump onto them.[[/labelnote]]
** Medusa Heads cause fears of sine waves.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Medusa Heads are enemies that move in sine waves across the screen and have a strong tendency to knock the player around, often into a bottomless pit.[[/labelnote]]
** [[HaveANiceDeath The death jingles.]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The "classic" ''Castlevania'' games [[NintendoHard feature death as the norm rather than the exception]], resulting in the various games' iconic death jingles [[EarWorm being drilled into players' heads for eternity]]. You can listen to a collection of them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6W3obQfByo here]].[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'':
** "What is a man? [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters A miserable little pile of secrets]]!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the infamous opening. While the whole dialogue can be considered memetic, this is the most quoted line.[[/labelnote]]
*** [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy What is a man? Pssh! GAME OVER PRESS R TO TRY AGAIN]][[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', the scene plays out like normal(albeit with the squeaky-voiced protagonist speaking Richter's lines), except Dracula will drop his wine glass on you, killing you, if you don't jump out of the way.[[/labelnote]]
** "As you can see, this is a PlayStation black disc. Cut number 1 contains computer data, so please don't play it... but you're not going to listen to me anyway, are you?" (secret music track plays) [[labelnote:Explanation]]This track plays when the someone tries to play the disc in a regular CD player and the part about computer data refers to the fact that older CD players, not knowing how to handle data on a CD that isn't Red Book audio, would screw up when trying to play data for a computer or game console. (It's supposed to be Alucard delivering the message.)[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'':
** GET A SILK BAG FROM THE GRAVEYARD DUCK TO LIVE LONGER. [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Simon's Quest'' has a number of villagers who, through either design intent or mistranslation, often have incredibly useless information. This is a key example, and yes; the dialogue really is referring to the bird. This one is intentional. The manual states the villagers mislead you to prevent you from completing your quest and reviving Dracula. The original Japanese really did refer to a waterfowl.[[/labelnote]]
** What a horrible night to have a curse. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The text whenever the sun sets. Very slow.[[/labelnote]]
** Hit Deborah Cliff with your head to make a hole. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another example.[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'':
** Those are a ''[[BuxomIsBetter sacred gift]]!'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The game portrays Maria as a breast-obsessed UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}. This is her response to Sypha (who would become a SweetPollyOliver) bemoaning her own femininity.[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'':
** Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! Jonathan! Charlotte! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The main characters of ''Portrait of Ruin'' call each other's name when tagged. This can be spammed rapidly, and speedrunners frequently do so to [[LagCancel speed up their attack rate.]][[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'':
** "I'll kill you [[LargeHam AND THE NIGHT!]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Leon's {{Narm}}ful response to Walter's declaration that he is "beloved by the night".[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'':
** '''''D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-Dueh!''''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]In tool-assisted speedruns of Julius mode, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayaWIKM9iRE this]] is how Julius' fastest movement style (rapid-fire jump kicks, with Julius emitting the same grunt at every jump kick) sounds like.[[/labelnote]]
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair''
** No-No-No-No-Not bad. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the online multiplayer Castlevania game, you're provided with sound bits for basic communication in a character's voice. Other examples below.[[/labelnote]]
** Cra-Cra-Cra-Crap.
*** Take this crap. Here's crap.
** He-He-He-He-He-He-He-Here.
** [[CastFromHitpoints Emo Charlotte.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A common set up for Charlotte before a balance patch was having her use HP instead of MP for magic and then have her heal. She'd heal more than she'd use for the spell and so had limitless HP and MP.[[/labelnote]]
** [[GameBreaker Somanway.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The most common set up online and easily the most overpowered is equipping Soma with two Valmanway+1s. The sheer power of each hit and the large number of them per second, plus the fact that you can attack while moving, causes the amusing sight of Soma just walking in a straight line to the end of the level, everything in his way dying.[[/labelnote]]
*** Most likely inspired by the roughly 4 times powerful Crissaegrim abuse in Symphony of the Night.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY19dl4dcLM "Hmm! Hmm! Hoi!"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is how Maxim's grunts sounds like. Due to a certain tool-assisted speedrun of Maxim mode, they became synonymous with glitching through and inside walls within the nicovideo TAS community.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBVrPG2qmnI Take out your bible]] and SPIN SPIN SPIN! This is the power... the power of RELIGION! [[labelnote:explanation]]A song about how the Bible is the greatest subweapon.[[/labelnote]]