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Characters from Castlevania (2017), the Animated Adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse on Netflix.

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From left to right: Sypha, Trevor, and Alucard.

"My father has to die. We three... we can destroy him."
Adrian "Alucard" Tepes

The main trio of the story whose main goal is to kill Dracula and his minions.

  • Badass Crew: A trio consisting of an experienced monster hunter and fighter (Trevor), a proficient scholar of magic (Sypha), and a dhampyr with a variety of supernatural powers as well being a master swordsman (Alucard).
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Alucard is the Blonde, Trevor is the Brunette, and Sypha is the Redhead.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: They manage to land a few blows on Dracula as a team, even if he is wiping the floor with them.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: None of them had an easy life. See each of their own folders for more details.
  • Decoy Protagonist: In season 2, the team as a whole is this to Dracula's Villain Protagonist. The screen time was divided unevenly with more than half devoted to Dracula's court. The story of season 2 was ultimately Dracula's coming to terms with his despair and acceptance of death. As a whole, the first two seasons spent more time developing Dracula as a character than any of the trio.
  • The Dreaded: A Vampire Hunter from a legendary bloodline, a witch with mastery of the elements, and a near-demigod Dhampyr: each is an incredible threat on their own, but when all three come strolling into Dracula's castle casual as you please, the Enemy Civil War slams to a halt. Every vampire in the entrance hall nearly pisses themselves and immediately turns every effort to killing them.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Alucard is the Fighter, thanks to his natural physical endurance and strength allowing him to overpower almost all his enemies, and is the only one who can physically fight Dracula head on, in addition to being the fastest, and strongest physically in the group. Sypha is the Mage, a Speaker magician adept in pyromancy and cryomancy. Trevor is the Thief, relying on strategy and weaponry to give him an edge since he is a normal human, in addition to relying on his wits to make up for the situation going south. Do note that while Sypha is a Mage through and through, Trevor can also count as a Fighter when Alucard is not around.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: The trio are a group of strangers with their own issues who somehow band together to stop Dracula's war on humanity. And through it all, an unlikely friendship forms.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Trevor is the Id. He is very emotional, not afraid to make his feelings known, and is out to kill Dracula and vampires because that's what his family does. His first instinct on recognizing Alucard as a dhampyr is to attack him. Oddly enough, he's terrible at emotional comfort, contrary to expectations.
    • Alucard is the Superego. Cold, logical, and in the fight against Dracula so as to honor his late mother's wish to help humanity. He is the one who offers the most help to Sypha as she tries to find a way to lock down Dracula's castle, compared to Trevor, who, while literate, cannot read the esoteric or ancient books of lore in the Belmont library.
    • Sypha balances the two out, being more emotional than Alucard, but more logical than Trevor and serves as the bridge between the two (often literally in the show, being the one to be the link between them).
  • Interspecies Friendship: A friendship forms between two humans (Trevor and Sypha) and a dhampyr (Alucard).
  • Leitmotif: "Hunter, Scholar, Soldier".
  • Manchild: Alucard and Trevor bickered like children on a playground. Sypha, though more mature, acted like their teenage babysitter at times. Downplayed in that Alucard and Trevor seem to enjoy it.
  • One-Man Army: All of them can take on multitudes of enemies by themselves.
  • Spanner in the Works: They end up being this to Carmilla in Season 2. In one hand they get rid of Dracula like she intended to do, but on the other hand, they completely destroy her vampire army by accident while trying to teleport Castlevania into their location, which left her deprived of forces and spoiled her plan.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: All three of them will bicker and mock each other but the end of the second season, they're Fire-Forged Friends. With Trevor giving Alucard the Belmont vault to protect so he doesn't sleep the rest of his life away. Alucard even flips Trevor off when he and Sypha leave while Trevor laughs it off.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Trevor and Alucard are the "Two Guys" while Sypha is the only female of the trio.

    Trevor Belmont
"I'm Trevor fucking Belmont, and I've never lost a fight to a man nor fucking beast!"
Voiced by: Richard Armitage (English), Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), José Gilberto Vilchis (Latin American), Oliver Siebeck (German)

The last member of House Belmont, reduced to a wandering drunk, Trevor becomes and caught up in Dracula's war while in Gresit and embarks on a quest to end Dracula's campaign of terror.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: While it's hard to tell with the original game, where he was depicted as a Barbarian Hero, here, Trevor is mostly clean-shaven with short hair and impressive build.
  • Adaptational Modesty: In the original game, Trevor only wore a loincloth, breastplate and boots. Here, he's clothed from head to toe.
  • The Alcoholic: Due to the Church excommunicating the Belmont family and destroying their ancestral home, Trevor Belmont has spent his days since then as a vagrant wandering the land from tavern to tavern, spending what little remains of his family fortune on booze.
  • Amazon Chaser: Implied. When Sypha saved him from the mob via her magic powers, Trevor gives an appreciative smirk while looking towards her in apparent admiration.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Season 2 shows that Trevor may be experiencing untreated depression — He uses alcohol to forget his trauma, noted to be self-destructive by Alucard, tends to avoid talking about his troubled past (even when he's not in danger), and said troubled past left him somewhat emotionally stunted.
  • Ancestral Weapon: In addition to the Vampire Killer and the Morning Star, Trevor also picks up the longsword of his ancestor, Leon, from the Belmont Hold in Season 2, and carries it all the way through to when they kill Dracula together.
  • Anti-Hero: Fighting against Dracula, corrupt churches, and the forces of darkness. At the same time, he typically resorts to murder as a solution, and he's extremely sour and snarky to everyone he meets. If it doesn't involve fighting hellions or food, Trevor isn't on board.
  • Awesome by Analysis: The Belmont hat, it seems. Their extensive history fighting monsters means that when it comes down to it, Trevor knows how to beat them either from experience or from the family bestiary.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Double subverted in a bar fight in Episode 2. When facing some drunks, he says "I'm Trevor fucking Belmont, and I've never lost a fight to a man nor fucking beast!" Immediately after this, he gets knocked to the floor and hit in the face with a chair. However, come one Gilligan Cut later, he's standing outside the bar none the worse for wear, yelling back at the drunks he's just beaten up.
    • Played straight in Episode 3. When members of the Corrupt Church come to kill him, Trevor says "I'm Trevor Belmont, of the House of Belmont! And dying has never frightened me!"
    • Also played straight in Episode 6 of season 2 after butchering a bunch of Hector's demonspawn.
      Trevor: When you get back to whatever steaming underworld shithole you came from, you tell them: there are still Belmonts up here!
  • Badass Normal: Barring his enchanted Vampire Killer, he's just a man who knows how to fight monsters, without powers of his own other than his vampire hunter training. He even fights Alucard to a standstill, who Godbrand later suggests is the most powerful Vampire in-series after only Dracula himself.
  • Being Good Sucks: And he'll tell you as much if asked. He faces no end of scorn from the people for being the son of a noble family, regularly accused of using Black Magic, and has to carry on his family's legacy on his own. he does it anyway.
  • Big Brother Instinct: It gets implied that part of the reason why Trevor engages Alucard in Volleying Insults, is because he knows Alucard is sniping at him as coping mechanism for the grief he's still experiencing. And by the end of the second season, he gives Alucard ownership of the Belmont Hold to encourage his new purpose in life.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • Steps on a pressure plate and with his foot still firmly planted on it looks at Sypha and says "I didn't do that".
    • In Season 2, he argues with Sypha on him being nice. While he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, he still is a jerk.
  • Book Dumb: Subverted. Trevor's quite knowledgeable when it comes to fighting monsters with a good head on his shoulders. He's only the least well-read compared to the Speaker spellcaster and the son of Dracula who serve as traveling companions. It's revealed that he's this way because he lost his home and family at the age of 13.
    Trevor: Thirteen, fourteen, something like that.
    Sypha: You've been on your own since you were thirteen?
    Trevor: Maybe twelve. Who remembers that sort of thing?
  • Brainy Brunette: Trevor has brown hair and is an experienced monster hunter.
  • Broken Ace: Like his family, Trevor is a skilled and accomplished One-Man Army Badass Normal monster hunter. And at a young age, he had to deal with losing his entire family, surviving on his own, and having many Wallachia citizens badmouth his family. Needless to say, Trevor became more cynical and surly as a result.
  • Butt-Monkey: Regularly ends up beaten, harassed, humiliated, and the target of Alucard's teasing. Lampshaded when Sypha notes that most of the stories of his exploits she's heard end with him getting punched in the face.
  • Catchphrase: Trevor tends to respond with an "I don't care."
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His vampire hunter training helped to make him a formidable warrior in peak physical condition.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: For all his grumbling about how ungrateful people are and his biting sarcasm, you can bet he'll be the first to take up arms for the helpless.
  • The Coats Are Off: In Episode 3, he drops the cloak while giving his speech to the priests.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When he's stone-cold sober. During his duel with Alucard, he tries to knee him in the groin, and when that doesn't work, headbutts him.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Trevor has lived so long as a sad, lonely man it isn't until Sypha points this out that he realizes how long it's been since he hadn't always felt that way.
  • Dare to Be Badass: The ultimatum that Alucard gives him when the time the fight has come.
    Alucard: "Come on, Belmont! Time to choose. You're either the last son of a warrior dynasty or a lucky drunk. Which is it?"
  • Dark and Troubled Past: While it's presumed Trevor had a good relationship with his family, the Church excommunicated the Belmonts and burned down their ancestral home because they feared the Belmonts' powers, causing Trevor to become a Knight In Sour Armor who spends his days looking for the next tavern where he can drink himself into a coma.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It might seem that the man has an untold stash of caustic remarks reserved for every occasion.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Trevor Belmont is given billing focus and is expected to be the one to destroy Dracula because that is just what Belmonts are expected to do. Ultimately, it's Alucard who deals the killing blow to Dracula, as he is the one with a much more personal investment than Trevor has, despite Dracula being his family's Arch-Enemy.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: The longer he travels with Sypha, the more Trevor gradually warms up to her and opens up about his feelings. In reality, his aloof and sarcastic personality is a mask to cope with the many hardships he's had to deal with.
  • The Dreaded:
    • The second Dracula's war council realizes that a Belmont still exists, they're all alarmed with Carmilla being especially cautious due to their reputation.
    • Trevor seems quite ecstatic to have found the Morning Star, which is later validated by even Dracula recognizing and cursing the weapon.
  • Drunken Master: Averted. He fights better sober, but he prefers being drunk.
  • Epic Flail: While in the Belmont Hold, Trevor discovers the Morning Star, a weighted club head on a chain as long as his whip. He uses it like a cross between a whip and a meteor hammer.
  • Equipment Upgrade: After stocking up in the Belmont keep. He replaces his leather whip with the legendary Morning Star and his simple shortsword with his ancestor Leon's ornate longsword.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The whole beginning of "Necropolis" establishes Trevor's character. He is clearly put off by the accusations the patrons make towards his family, but would rather get a drink and ignore it than defend them unprovoked. It is not until the patrons goad him into a fight does he actually do something about it, beating all three of them despite the heavy hits he takes and the fact that he is hard-drunk.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He is already a trained monster hunter by the start of the series.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards vampires. Justified, given his family history and the very real threat vampires pose humanity, but he frequently brings it up in arguments with Alucard, despite ostensibly being allies.
  • Forced to Watch: In the opening credits, Trevor is held down by two men who make him watch as his house burns to the ground.
  • Freudian Excuse: He reveals that when he was a child, the Church burned down his home and slaughtered his family; he was the only survivor. That would make anyone bitter about their lot in the world.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He is one of the good guys, sure, but don't expect him to show any mercy in accomplishing his goals.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar over his right eye which he, most likely, received on the night his home was burned down.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: He's more hands-on, while Sypha is more distance based.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Besides his whip, Trevor also uses a short sword in combat. He's quite good with it too, being able to stand toe-to-toe with Alucard, who is more experienced and more powerful than Trevor.
  • Heroic Ambidexterity: He's just as capable wielding his whip with his left hand as he is his right — during his battle with Alucard, he switches his sword between hands and manages to hold off a stronger, magically-capable opponent wielding a longer blade.
  • Hero with an F in Good: He'll look out for innocent people, but he would much rather be drinking, eating good food, or sleeping under a tree. And he'll gladly tell you all of that.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The Belmonts were excommunicated by the church for their dealings in magic when fighting the forces of darkness. Trevor carries this stigma with him.
  • Hunk: He has a Rugged Scar, Perma-Stubble, and is very handsome.
  • Hunter of Monsters: As a Belmont, this is his modus operandi.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Not so much with his sword, but rather his whip and later Morning Star. Chain and whip weapons are notoriously difficult to use, but he can control them so acutely that he can disarm, entangle or crack the eye out of moving targets. He does some impressive tricks with the Morning Star in particular.
  • Improvised Weapon: Breaks a blindfolded demon's Blade on a Stick and uses the shaft to impale it. Continues Dual Wielding the broken halves of the shaft against a crow demon and firedrake, and even keeps the sharp half on him as he enters his battle with Dracula. That's a lot of mileage for a shattered spear.
  • Jaded Washout: His boast about how he used to fight "fucking vampires" during the bar fight in Episode 2 makes him come off as this. And it's sadly true — Trevor used to fight against the dark forces with his family for Wallachia but the Church excommunicated them.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's rude and sarcastic but makes valid points.
    • While speaking with the Elder speaker, the older man notes Trevor's apathy to the human suffering. Trevor counters that the Church were the ones who didn't want the Belmonts anymore and their choice caused humanity to be unprotected.
    • During his "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the corrupt speech, he makes a hard to fight truth: It was the Bishop's fault for Dracula's wrath for killing his defenseless and innocent wife.
    • While Sypha was right that Trevor didn't always have respond to Alucard's jabs, he was right that the latter was trying to start a fight with him and Alucard's constant jabs at his family is not funny.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his misanthropic outlook on life, when there is danger or wrongdoing, he will not stand on the sidelines.
  • Knife Nut: When surrounded by the priests in Episode 3, Trevor's opening move against them is to throw a fan of throwing knives, stabbing many of the priests in their hands. He also uses one in Episode 4 to force Alucard into what he believes will be a Mutual Kill by stabbing Alucard with a knife while the vampire's fangs are at Trevor's throat.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Life has been rough on Trevor, and he has become desensitized to the death and destruction. However, he is a Belmont, and when called to fight he will still answer. Best shown with his Badass Boast to the priests, and by extension the civilians of Gresit and all of Wallachia.
    Trevor: I don't know any of you. But that doesn't matter, does it? My family: the family you demonized and excommunicated, has fought and died through generations for this country. We do this thing... for Wallachia, and her people. We don't have to know you all. We do it anyway. And it's not the dying that frightens us; it's never having stood up and fought for you. I'm Trevor Belmont. Of the House of Belmont. And dying... has never frightened me.
  • Master Swordsman: Besides his proficiency with a whip, Trevor has also shown to be proficient with his short sword. He's also pretty skilled with the longsword that he picks up in Season 2.
  • Meaningful Name: Via Bilingual Bonus; Trevor was named after Trefor, the Celtic companion of Belmont patriarch Leon. To the French Leon, the name would have sounded like très fort, meaning "very strong," which describes Trevor perfectly.
  • Multiethnic Name: A subtle example, but discussed in Season 2 when Sypha points out that neither his first nor last names are Wallachian in origin. He explains that this is because the Belmonts are of French descent, and Trevor himself was named after a Celt who was a family friend.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Trevor is proficient in multiple weapons from swords, spears, throwing knives, axes, whips and flails due to his training as a Belmont. He usually fights with a sword and a long range weapon like a whip or flail at the same time.
  • Never Learned to Read: Played with. He can read normal text just fine. But the various languages that the books in his library are beyond him, so he can't do anything with it. Compared to Sylpha and Alucard, who are both multilingual, he's basically illiterate.
  • No Social Skills: Trevor means well but he has no real manners due to the loss of his family at a young age and his resulting disgust with the rest of humanity as a result. Lampshaded in episode 2 of Season 2.
    Trevor: I'm a nice person. I am. I know how to be nice.
    Sypha: No, you don't.
    Trevor: I do. I'm nice to everybody.
    Sypha: Then why are most of the stories you've told me the last few days are about you arriving somewhere and getting punched in the face?
    Trevor: That's because everyone else is a horrible piece of shit.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Trevor states more than once that he isn't afraid of death. Special mention goes to the end of his fight with Alucard.
    Alucard: Do you have a god to put a last prayer to, Belmont?
    Trevor: Yeah... Dear God, please don't let the vampire's guts ruin my good tunic.
    Alucard: What? (Grunts in pain as Trevor jabs a knife into his chest) I can still rip your throat out.
    Trevor: You can. But it won't stop me staking you.
    Alucard: But you will still die.
    Trevor: But I don't care. Killing you was the point. Living through it was just a luxury.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He doles these out quite a bit, especially to members of the Corrupt Church that excommunicated him and his family.
    • Trevor calls the Bishop of Gresit out on killing Dracula's wife and starting this whole mess because the Bishop believed she was a witch, based on practically nothing. He also pretty much spits at the Bishop's offer to leave by sundown, lest Trevor be killed along with the rest of the Speakers.
    • Trevor gives one to a priest that makes the people of Gresit realize who the real enemy is before they turn on the corrupt church.
      Trevor: You're very big at telling other people what to do. Getting the good people of Gresit to commit murder for you. Let's see how you do on your own. You and me. I can see you're carrying a blade. I wonder if the people of the great city of Gresit have ever seen a priest draw a knife before. Your long knife. My short sword. Let's go. Come on, you had no problem beating an old man this morning. Huh? You had no problem lying to these people about the Speakers.
      Priest: The Speakers brought this upon us!
      Trevor: No, they didn't, and you know it. The Speakers stayed here to offer aid. It was your bishop who brought all this down on us. Your bishop who started it all by killing a defenseless woman. You would have made murderers out of these people, but the only one here who isn't innocent... is you.
  • Relative Button: He gets insulted many a time throughout the series, but they don't phase him much. When someone insults his family however, especially by accusing them of being black magicians and monster-lovers, that's what really pisses him off.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a scar that runs across one of his eyes. This is actually a nod to Trevor in the games, who either has the same scar or is even outright missing that eye.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Compared to many of the other characters, Trevor is rather crass, frequently using the word "fuck" in a lot of his sentences. Only the low-class drunks in a tavern are more foul-mouthed than he is.
  • Sole Survivor: The sole surviving Belmont, and thus possibly the last professional vampire hunter of any real competence in Wallachia or even the world.
  • The Strategist: When the forces of Hell descend on Gresit, Trevor quickly gets the townsfolk ready to fight with his knowledge of demon slaying.
  • Supporting Protagonist: For the most part the story is seen from Trevor's point of view, but the story actually revolves around Dracula and his son Alucard, the latter of which is the one who kills Dracula.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Trevor fully acknowledges that all the death and chaos in Wallachia wouldn't be happening if the Bishop didn't murder Dracula's wife — an innocent woman.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Alucard. Not only is Trevor a vampire hunter and Alucard half-vampire, they also have incompatible personalities and disagree on nearly every matter. When they aren't threatening one another, they're trading insults.
  • Troubled, but Cute: A hunk with Sypha also describing him as "handsome" who is the Sole Survivor of his family who were wrongfully branded as dabblers in the dark arts. He lost them sometime as a child, making him more apathetic and using alcohol as a way to cope.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Since no one knows what Dracula looks like, he assumes Alucard is Dracula when he and Sypha find him and attempts to kill Alucard because he has fangs, was sleeping in a coffin, and the catacombs under Gresit resemble the inside of Dracula's castle.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Arguably becomes this with Alucard after defeating Dracula.
  • Whip It Good: The signature Vampire Killer can be seen as Trevor's weapon of choice. The wounds it inflicts demonstrate how effective a whip is in a Belmont's hands, as he can use to remove limbs and eyes.

    Sypha Belnades
"I didn't ask you to fight for me. I fight for myself."
Voiced by: Alejandra Reynoso (English), Ayaka Shimoyamada (Japanese), Valentina Souza (Latin American), Giuliana Jakobeit (German)

Granddaughter of the Elder of the Speakers, Sypha is a scholar of magic and an ally of Trevor's in his quest to defeat Dracula.

  • Action Girl: She's a sorceress with mastery over the elements.
  • Adaptation Deviation: Instead of being a member of the Church, she's the granddaughter of the Elder for a group of Speakers, a nomadic people who search and preserve oral history over written history.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Sypha's hair is strawberry blonde like her depiction in the pachislot game and the fakes in Symphony of the Night and Portrait of Ruin than the original game's bright flaxen tone.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: A relatively minor one, but at the end of season two after helping to kill Dracula and deciding to go on more adventures with Trevor Sypha seems to have ditched her heavy Speaker robes for the blue sleeveless tunic and trousers she wore underneath the robes.
  • And I Must Scream: Her present predicament when she is found by Trevor, as she was cured in stone by a Cyclops.
  • Badass Adorable: Sypha is a cute girl who also happens to be a Black Mage who's not afraid of fighting dirty.
  • Badass Bookworm: As a speaker, she has a vast knowledge of Wallachia's history and ancient languages. In season 2, after reading the many books of the Belmont Hold (along with Alucard), she is able to magically transport Dracula's castle to the trio's area.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's the nicest of the trio and also quite the deadly fighter.
  • Black Mage: She is this in function and the fact that she uses offensive magic. She's a magician of the Speakers, and versed in manipulating the elements. From a story standpoint she's a White Mage as the powers she evokes come from nature and those In-Universe who are truly witches and black mages explicitly draw their powers from hell.
  • Blow You Away: As a scholar of magic, Sypha has the ability to manipulate air.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Like her fellow Speakers, she wears blue clothing and is one of three main heroes of the story.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Unlike the game, where Sypha has long hair she keeps hidden in her robes, this incarnation has her hair cut short. She says the boyish looks make it safer to travel on the roads.
  • Can't Stay Normal: Sypha says that after all the amazing things she's done since joining Trevor's quest to defeat Dracula, she doesn't want to just be a normal Speaker. Even after Dracula is gone, she jumps at the chance for another adventure with Trevor.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her methods of fighting demons can be downright nasty, including freezing a bucket of holy water solid so that shards of ice will explode out and plane the foes.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: She's not all that grateful to Trevor for saving her from a very slow and painful death under the curse of the Cyclops due to his surliness and contempt for her attempts to find the Sleeping Soldier. She even expresses a desire to trick him into drinking her urine as punishment for being "rude". Downplayed in that later she comes to save him from an angry mob because I Owe You My Life.
  • Cultural Rebel: While she is every bit as selfless and knowledge hungry as any other Speaker, in Season 2 she outright states that her people's way of only keeping oral history is stupid after seeing the vast amount of knowledge the Belmont library could hold.
  • Cute Witch: Well, "cute scholar of magic".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite her Nice Girl personality, when she's annoyed, she can get pretty sassy.
  • Elemental Powers: Sypha reveals that she practices elemental magic, using ice, fire, and lightning to defend Trevor and vanquish the monsters. She also used wind in season 2.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. Sypha is the only redhead of the trio, but she's calm and level-headed, as well as, being the most mature of the trio.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Just like in the source material, her spells are elemental in nature. She tends toward the former two.
  • Full-Contact Magic: While not completely physical in that she still casts from a distance, Sypha's magic is controlled with various gestures and arm-motions.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's easily the nicest of the trio, but her mastery of magic gives her some very creative ways to kill enemies. The best of the example of this is the first fight scene in Season 2, where she uses her fire magic against a monster that breathes fire, controlling the blaze while it's inside the monster and blowing it up.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Her magical combat style is more focused on distance than Trevor's more hands-on fighting.
  • Hates Being Alone: Her conflict in Season 2. She's spent her whole life in the company of her caravan that parting from them has made her feel lonely.
  • Heal It with Fire: Dracula slashes her shoulder early into the final battle, but she covers her hand with flame and burns the wound so she can keep fighting. It gets properly patched up afterward.
  • An Ice Person: As a scholar of magic, Sypha can summon and use ice as a weapon.
  • Implied Love Interest: While its never been confirmed, her behavior suggests that she harbors romantic feelings for Trevor. Suspicions are further increased when she offers to travel with him in the season 2 finale, and their interactions through the entire finale strongly imply they now see themselves as a couple.note 
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Sypha has blue eyes that represent her caring, heroic, Nice Girl personality.
  • Insistent Terminology: She's not a witch: she is a magician, or a scholar of magic. There actually is a difference, with witches making pacts with demons for their power.
  • In the Hood: Her outfit comes with a hood and she seen using it to hide her face in the opening sequence.
  • I Owe You My Life: While Sypha was initially not happy with Trevor being her rescuer because of his rudeness, she ultimately shows her appreciation by saving him from a mob and Alucard.
  • The Kirk: She acts as the balancing force between Alucard and Trevor in Season 2, criticizing Trevor's boorish apathy and overall stunted emotional state and using jabs to evoke his inner goodness while also criticizing Alucard's coldness and detached stoicism by questioning his emotional motives and mocking how he's putting on a cold front to hide his inner personal doubts.
  • Jumped at the Call: At the end of Season 2, Sypha decides she wants to have more adventures with Trevor and do more good around the world.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A composed, level-headed scholar with great power over elemental magic. Her blue robe is a subtle way of accentuating her femininity. The Black Magic is averted though; her offensive spells are not drawn from hell but the elements of nature instead, making it White Magic.
  • Meaningful Name: Sypha is a Punny Name for "cipher," a code or enigma. Considering the fact that her true nature was hidden in the beginning of the series, it's quite fitting. It's also a Mythology Gag to the original game where her gender was only known in the ending after she took her hood off.
  • Nay-Theist: In an amusing moment she casually reveals that the Speakers consider themselves to be enemies of God on account of the story of the Tower of Babel in which God destroys the ability for human cooperation out of jealousy. Both Trevor and Alucard, who are more familiar with religion, are a bit surprised by this. Sypha's interpretation matches the literal text of the story but she's unaware that the story isn't seen that way in any of the Abrahamic religions (where God struck down the Tower of Babel as the King who was building it specifically wanted to reach Heaven and make war against God..)
  • Neutral Female: She spends the majority of Trevor and Alucard's fight on the sidelines until the two of them are locked in a Mexican Standoff and she threatens to incinerate Alucard should he harm Trevor. Justified, she's primarily a ranged fighter, and Trevor and Alucard are fighting with swords. Plus, as she puts it, Alucard may be the sleeping soldier, but Trevor saved her life, so she is torn between duty and debt.
  • Nice Girl: Of the trio, Sypha is the one who is consistently polite and mature.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While ultimately saving everyone. We see earlier in the season that when Castle Dracula appears, it ‘explodes’ into existence, killing the surrounding wildlife. When she forcibly relocates the castle, a tug of war happens causing the castle to relocate multiple times within a city. This pretty much sets off multiple explosions, and almost certainly killed A LOT of civilians in the process. The viewers aren’t actually shown the collateral damage, but its safe to assume its bad. From a comment Carmilla makes later on, it sounds like the area was never evacuated.
    • On the other hand, subverted. If Carmilla’s forces succeeded in their betrayal, Carmilla would have the castle under her control. She’s arguably more evil than Dracula.
    • Played straight. If Carmilla lost her attempt to take over the castle, her army would be wiped out, and Dracula’s would be diminished. The surviving aristocratic vampires could have turned on each other vying for control of Drucula’s resources.
    • Another way its played straight. Considering the vampires never actually engage a human army before killing each other, after the multiple castle teleportations, Sypha might actually be responsible for more innocent human deaths in season 2 than any other character in the same time frame.
  • Omniglot: The second season reveals that Sypha can read and speak a large variety of languages, including the original human language spoken by Adam and Eve. She states her education would be lacking if she found text to remember but couldn't read it.
  • Only Sane Woman: Effectively this due to Trevor being a drunken burnout and Alucard a sullen teenager.
  • Playing with Fire: As a scholar of magic, Sypha can summon and use fire as a weapon.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Implied. The Elder of the Speakers is her grandfather and there are no mentions of her parents.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The Speakers only speak of her in gender-neutral pronouns (including referring to her as "them" rather than "her") for little to no reason other than to set up a reveal, though Sypha explains it's safer for the women to travel this way. However, unlike the NES game, which depicted her as a mysterious hooded figure of ambiguous gender, here she gets revealed early on, as Trevor recognizes her being a woman as soon as she de-petrifies. Her feminine features have also been made more blatant since this version rarely puts on her hood.
  • Shock and Awe: As a scholar of magic, Sypha can summon and use lightning as a weapon.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only woman of the main protagonists.
  • Spicy Latina: Inverted. Sypha is an attractive Hispanic woman, but instead of being a violent Ms. Fanservice example, she dresses in a more conservative manner and is also quite level-headed.
  • Squishy Wizard: Downplayed: while Sypha is easily the least physically resilient of the three and often has to rely on her impressive magical abilities to keep enemies at bay, she seems to be tougher than most ordinary people, as she survives falling into the catacombs of Gresit, and even takes physical attacks from Dracula and survives. In other words, she's really only a Squishy Wizard in comparison to Alucard and Trevor.
  • Taken for Granite: Her predicament when she went to find the Sleeping Soldier — the Cyclops had turned her into stone. Fortunately, Trevor killed the monster, which freed Sypha from her imprisonment.
  • Token Minority: Both Trevor and Alucard are natives of Wallachia, a predominantly European country, Sypha is Hispanic and explicitly part of a minority group.
  • White Magic: Sypha's powers come from study and drawing energy from the elements of nature. While not divine or drawn from a god(s) her magics are clearly benevolent and don't defy the natural order of the universe. Black Magic does exist in this universe and anyone who explicitly uses darker magic is drawing their powers from hell or demons.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Not to the point of being naive, but she believes wholly in the legend of the sleeping soldier and the work of the Speakers, contrasting Trevor's apathetic bitterness and Alucard's icy stoicism.
  • You Didn't Ask: Her response when Trevor asks why she didn't tell him she was a magician.

    Adrian "Alucard" Fahrenheit Ţepeş
"We are all, in the end, slaves to our families' wishes."
Voiced by: James Callis (English), Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), José Antonio Macías (Latin American), Sven Gerhardt (German)

The dhampyr son of Dracula and Lisa Ţepeş, Alucard seeks to end his father's genocidal campaign.

  • Absolute Cleavage: A rare male example. He wears a shirt that exposes a lot of his chest.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Some of Trevor's antics amuse him, but his wisecrack that Alucard had a better childhood than him even though "[his] dad's fucking Dracula" gets a laugh out of him.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His wolf form has pure white fur, as opposed to purple and brown like in Symphony of the Night.
  • Adult Child: According to him, he physically matured much faster than a normal human. As Sypha put it, he is literally a teenager in a grown man's body...which certainly explains some of the things he says. For all his superior intellect and cool-headedness, Alucard can be incredibly petulant, stubborn and cannot resist throwing barbs at Trevor with every chance he gets. He's far more childish than he tries to let on.
  • Animorphism: In the extended opening credits, Alucard transforms into a wolf and a swarm of bats. He does transform into an wolf when fighting against Dracula's generals in Season 2.
  • Anti-Hero: He outright tells his father to find the ones responsible for Lisa's death, implying that he should kill them in kind. He's also rather cold and aloof (not to mention immature). However, unlike his father, he does not believe that all of humanity is rotten, and is willing to fight on their behalf for his late mother's sake.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is nowhere as deep as Robert Belgrade's Alucard, but it's still deeper than Yuri Lowenthal's.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears his signature black and gold frock coat.
  • Balls of Steel: During their fight, Trevor attempts to Groin Kick Alucard, but it doesn't work.
    Alucard: Please, this isn't a bar fight. Have some class.
  • Big Good: Despite being Dracula's dhampir son, Alucard stands up to his father to protect humanity in order to honor his mother's memory.
  • Broken Ace: While Sypha is a Glass Cannon Squishy Wizard and Trevor is a Badass Normal Hunter of Monsters, Alucard stands out as being a super strong and fast Lightning Bruiser with all of the vampiric strengths and none of the weaknesses. In addition he also has supernatural abilities like teleportation, flight, telekinesis, shapeshifting, and presumably other abilities. Out of all of them he gives Dracula the hardest fight and lasts the longest (though it could be argued that Trevor with the Morningstar Whip was more of a threat as Dracula could shrug off Alucard's hits but one solid shot from the Morningstar Whip brought him to his knees). In a year, he had to deal with his mother's senseless murder, his father going mad with grief (to the point of attacking his own son), breaking down in tears after being forced to kill said father.
  • Child of Two Worlds: Half vampire, half human. He ends up standing up against vampires and the forces of evil, though admittedly at first more to honor his mother than for humanity itself. He also seems to identify as a vampire rather than human or dhampyr, seeing as he had to explain to Sypha why he wasn't impressed with the Belmont library despite his kind's propensity towards Always Chaotic Evil (and may also explain why he so antagonistic towards Trevor).
  • Child Soldier: Implied by Sypha, who suggests Alucard is an angry teenager in an adult body when he says he ages rapidly, compared to humans. It's entirely possible since the oldest he could be is nineteen, and Alucard does act like a child forced to go to war. Amazingly, he doesn't have any of the usual problematic hang-ups associated with this trope since one brief childhood flashback shows him as an perfectly happy and adjusted kid beloved by his parents.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Gold hair that matches gold eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Downplayed. There are many implications throughout season 2 that he had a decent but rapid childhood and had a healthy, loving relationship with both his parents. However, a year prior to the series, his mother Lisa was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. His father Dracula went insane with grief and rage and decided to Kill All Humans. When Alucard tried to reason with Dracula to not do it, Alucard received a horrible injury for his trouble and was forced to go into a year-long sleep to heal from it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a dhampyr, wears black clothing, and, unlike his father, is a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire.
  • Daywalking Vampire: He attributes this to being half-human.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Alucard has one hell of a dry wit on him, never changing expression as he delivers a snarky one-liner.
  • Dhampyr: As the son of Dracula and a mortal woman. Although everyone refers to him as a vampire, even himself.
  • Deuteragonist: Alucard is one of the central focuses of the story and his importance is second only to Dracula.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Trevor's pretty laid-back with most of Alucard's jabs, but tossing insults at the Belmont keep - the only remaining relic of his entire family's legacy - wears thin on his patience fast.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. He inherited his mother's blonde locks and his childhood was filled with education, and he became quite well-read as a result.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his first scene, he tries to plead with his father to spare mankind for Lisa's death, showcasing his stoic manner, and trying to appeal to his father's better nature by pointing out it is not what Lisa would have wanted.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • His Establishing Character Moment is telling Dracula that he can't kill all the humans for what a handful of them did to his mother. Alucard is fine with avenging his mother, but not to a disproportionate point. Sadly, Dracula takes the opportunity to wound him.
    • He is unnerved being in the Belmonts library due to it being a monument dedicated to hunting vampires. He especially fixates his eyes on the trophy case of skulls gathered by Belmonts, where a smaller skull is amongst the larger ones.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He is a vampire firmly on the side of good.
  • The Gadfly: Season two has Alucard try to rile up Trevor by either jokingly mocking him or the Belmonts. Sypha calls him out on this saying he is only trying to provoke Trevor so he can lash out and prove Alucard's assertions about him right.
  • Genius Bruiser: Alucard is a highly educational man with superhuman powers, including super strength.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Is actually full of just as much sarcastic barbs as Trevor, but does so rather eloquently every time.
  • The Gift: Alucard is only half vampire and yet he's stronger than any of the full vampires due to being Dracula's son. Godbrand states that Alucard is in the same league as Dracula power-wise (though not on the same level as Alucard stood no chance alone and while in their second fight when he wasn't holding back, he was able to beat up his dad but not actually beat him). Considering that he's at least strong enough knock his dad around and Dracula absolutely butchers anyone else who fights him this shows just how strong Alucard really is.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: His hair is a very pale platinum blonde - a color inherited from his pure-hearted mother, whom he loves dearly and for whom he champions humanity. He can also be very polite when he's not busy snarking with his allies.
  • Healing Factor: Can easily heal from the damages Trevor inflicts upon him.
  • The Hero: Though he appears to be a Hero Antagonist at the end of Season 1, Alucard turns out to be this trope since its his personal investment in honoring his mother's wishes and stopping his father rampage that drive the plot and gets the others united. It also helps that he is more inclined to protect the people of Wallachia than Trevor (who is initially too cynical and bitter to care about their plight), favors a sword and holds The Gift as being capable of matching Dracula in combat. Ultimately, he is also the one to kill the Big Bad at the end, making Trevor a Decoy Protagonist, and he's given the very last scene of the season 2 finale when he finally breaks down in tears of grief over the memories of his dead parents.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His main weapon is a longsword.
  • Heroic Albino: While he doesn't have the requisite red eyes, he is deathly pale as befitting a dhampyr, his hair is an almost white platinum blonde, and is firmly on the side of the humans.
  • Hotter and Sexier: While the games did acknowledge his attractiveness, he was never particularly sexualised. This time around, he is given an introductory Shirtless Scene and his costume design draws attention to his muscular chest and long legs.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: His father Dracula is a vampire, while his mother Lisa was a human.
  • Hybrid Power: Alucard has all the strengths of a vampire (up to surpassing full vampires because his dad is Dracula) but none of the weaknesses because his mom was human.
  • Hypocrite: Alucard points out Trevor's immaturity, but he's also a manchild himself.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Defied. Prior to Lisa's death, it's heavily implied that Alucard had a healthy, loving relationship with his father. But unlike the games where he absolutely hated Dracula, Alucard in the show still loves his father, but knows he has to put him down before he wipes out mankind.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • His Establishing Character Moment has him state to his grief stricken father that while he can avenge Lisa's death but only on the ones directly responsible. He's a Good Is Not Nice hero but one thinking clearly.
    • Alucard comes off as a jerk when pointing out a number of Trevor's flaws (alcoholism, self-destructiveness, etc.) to Sypha, but he's not entirely wrong.
    • His jabs at the Belmont Family are not funny as Trevor points out but his mild disgust at the underground base is understandable given it's like a trophy room for the killings of his kind. One of which included the skull of child vampire.
    • During his battle with his father, Alucard accurately points out that Dracula wants to die, Lisa's death being the catalyst for it, and that his war against humanity is his attempt at suicide.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. While Alucard is fairly more polite than the surly Trevor, he still can make uncalled for jabs and Sypha notes that when you're around him, it's like being near by a "cold spot".
  • Kill the Ones You Love: He is ultimately the one to stake Dracula...because he allowed his son to after going through a Heel Realization.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is fast, can teleport, and hits extremely hard, on top of his grab bag of other powers, including a Healing Factor which allows him to recover easily from hits from Vampire Killer, which earlier destroyed a hellspawn in a single blow.
  • Like Parent, Like Child:
    • Alucard inherited his father's intelligence, deadliness in combat, and aloof nature.
    • He inherited his mother's class and kindness.
  • Longhaired Pretty Boy: Contrasting with Trevor, Alucard has fine, slender features that contribute to his good looks. His long, blonde hair also helps to complement said features.
  • Manchild: A pretty downplayed example and justified. Apparently due to being a dhampyr, Alucard grew to physical maturity very quickly. And that combined with his constant petty jabs and insults at Trevor has Sypha suspect that inside, he's still just an angry teenager inside an adult's body.
  • Manly Tears: Se Not So Stoic below.
  • Master Swordsman: Easily able to keep up with Trevor. And this is when he's recovering from a horrible injury and not even aiming to kill.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His birth name, Adrian, is French for "the dark one". Fitting for a dhampyr who wears mainly black clothing.
    • Alucard is Dracula spelled backwards, a name he adopted as a declaration of his opposition toward his father.
  • Mind over Matter: Alucard can control his sword telekinetically.
  • Momma's Boy: The reason Alucard didn't join his father in eradicating all human life is because he wanted to honor his mother's dying wish to forgive them.
  • Morality Pet: Zigzagged. In their first scene together, Dracula scarred his son when the latter suggests to not kill all of humanity. And during their fight in season 2, if one were to look closely, Dracula may be punching his son, he's not using his claws (which are more fatal) like he was with Trevor and Sypha. And upon having a Heel Realization, he allows Alucard to stake him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's quite handsome, and is frequently shown shirtless.
  • Noodle Incident: When Trevor knees him in the groin during their fight, Alucard tells him "this isn't a bar fight", which heavily implies he might have been in one at some point.
  • No-Sell: Alucard cares nothing for Trevor's Groin Attack.
  • Not So Above It All: Alucard, who treats his duel with Trevor as a very serious matter and even admonishes him for using a Groin Attack ("Have some class"), finally just ends the fight by punching Trevor square in the face. In Season 2, he shows that for all his serious and somber disposition he is not above pushing Trevor's buttons and at one point flips him off.
  • Not So Stoic: In Season 2's final scene, he finally breaks down in tears when in complete solitude in Castlevania due to grieving for both of his parents' deaths, one of them by his own hand.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Alucard's sword is nearly as tall as he is, yet he wields it with the ease of a fencer.note 
  • Patchwork Kids: Alucard essentially looks like a half-and-half mix of his parents, retaining his mother's hair color and facial structure with some of the harder angles from his father's face, as well as the latter's vampirism.
  • Precision F-Strike: Used on a throwaway gag when he says "Yes, fuck you" to Trevor.
  • Rapid Aging: Alucard aged quickly from childhood into what he is now thanks to his mixed lineage. Sypha compares him to an angry teenager in a man's body.
  • Red Baron: "The Sleeping Soldier".
  • Scars Are Forever: Despite being almost as powerful as his father, the scar on his chest that he received from him never completely healed. Even in his wolf form he still retains the scar.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: A self-imposed case. After his failed attempt to stop his father, Alucard sealed himself inside a coffin in the catacombs underneath the village of Gresit for a year to heal the wounds Dracula inflicted.
  • Secret Test of Character: The reason for Alucard's fight against Trevor at the end of Season 1 was to test if Trevor and Sypha had to will to face and defeat Dracula. In Season 2, Sypha states that the reason for Alucard's snarks against Trevor is that he's still unsure if Trevor can help him.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He kills Dracula at the end of Season 2 - at Dracula's own request.
  • Simple, yet Opulent: His outfit is based on his design from Symphony of the Night, and retains its high-class look, but is significantly simplified. Word of God has confirmed that this was done largely because the detail of the original design would have been extremely difficult to animate during action scenes. It also has the side effect of making him look younger.
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: The wound Dracula gave him when Alucard tried to stop him from summoning his Legions of Hell was bad enough that he had to sleep for a year to recover. By the time Trevor and Sypha find him, Gresit is one of the last major settlements in Wallachia.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: He's dignified, aloof, and gracious... and all too willing to squabble with Trevor, not to mention surprisingly potty-mouthed.
  • The Stoic: Par for the course with his character. While his father demonstrates his anger by trashing his laboratory and loudly declaring that all of Wallachia shall pay, Alucard calmly implores him to let it go as he himself also grieves for his mother's death.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Alucard is fairly polite and is heroic but is also more aloof than his peers with Sypha even comparing standing next to him to a "cold spot".
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Alucard has bright, golden eyes, a visual reminder that he's not fully human.
  • Superpower Lottery: Big winner here. He has all of vampiric strengths but is stronger than any other full vampire because his dad is Dracula the lord of vampires but none of the weaknesses because his mom was human. He also has another often missed dhamphir advantage in that while he can consume blood for strength, he doesn't need it and unlike a full vampire will not weaken due to not feeding. Given that Godbrand suspected that Dracula wasn't at his best because he didn't seem to be feeding on blood, was a huge benefit in their rematch.
  • Super Speed: One of his abilities.
  • Super Strength: Another one of his abilities, leads to a funny moment where Trevor struggles just to move one rock to clear a pile, leading Alucard to toss them all away as if they were mere pebbles.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Trevor. Not only is Trevor a vampire hunter and Alucard half-vampire, they also have incompatible personalities and disagree on nearly every matter. When they aren't threatening one another, they're trading insults.
  • Token Heroic Orc: He's the only benevolent "monster."
  • Troubled, but Cute: A pretty boy dhampyr who is dealing with the unjust murder of his mother and how his father went mad with grief.
  • Vague Age: He plays coy with his actual age, but he can't be older than twenty given the series timeline.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Arguably becomes this with Trevor after defeating Dracula.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He spends the majority of his meeting with Trevor and Sypha without his shirt. He dons his shirt and coat when the fighting is over.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Downplayed since the actual Ship Tease Between Trevor and Sypha is rather subtle, but midway through the second season, an annoyed Alucard ends up confronting Sypha over the fact that she is too distracted spending time with Trevor rather than completing her research on how to get to Dracula.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Alucard can't be older than 20, as his parents only met 20 years before the main story begins. He is however, incredibly intelligent and deeply wise, coming off as someone with centuries of experience rather than the young man he actually is. Having said that he does display some manchild traits in Season 2.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: The reason Alucard went into a slumber was to heal the wound that Dracula inflicted upon him after he tried to stop him from summoning a demon army. He can regenerate simple wounds well enough, as Trevor later finds out.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Laments that Dracula has gone insane, recognizing that as a centuries-old scientific and mystical mind, the Monster Lord could have potentially changed the world for the better with the information he has at his disposal, and that by killing him, that repository will be lost.
  • You Know I'm Black, Right?: When Sypha prods Alucard to admit he's impressed by the Belmont keep, he dryly reminds her they're essentially in a museum dedicated to his kind's destruction.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He doesn't specify his age (given the series timeline, it can't be older than twenty), but apparently being half-vampire and half-human made him mature really fast.



Sypha: "We carry with us the accumulated wisdom of this great country. We will use that to fight our battle."

A clan of nomadic scholars who keep an extensive oral history.

  • Ancient Keeper: The Speakers guard several secrets and mysteries, including magical knowledge.
  • Badass Pacifist: Speakers are said not to fight, though that doesn't stop people like Sypha to use magic when it is called for.
  • Berserk Button: Generally it seems to be suggesting they write down their stories instead of just memorizing it. Trevor's father got in a fist fight with a Speaker suggesting it and one Speaker in Season 1 seemed offended when Trevor recalled the tale.
  • Canon Foreigner: Created exclusively for the series.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: As a group of mystics associated with knowledge in an open state of defiance against not only the church but even God, they are very obviously fantasy Cathars and other neo-Gnostic groups.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When threatened with his impending death by corrupt priests leading a pogrom against the Speakers, all of the Speakers are ready to die to try and verbally dissuade the victims of lies and fear and hatred.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: While admittedly in the real world, the Speakers' being a nomadic people persecuted by the majority of society brings to mind the Romani.
  • Noodle Incident: Trevor mentions that his father picked up a fight with the Speakers once when he tried to force them to write down their knowledge.
  • Put on a Bus: Or rather "Put on a Carriage" as they are sent away at the start of Season 2 while waving goodbye to Sypha in her quest.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: They consider God their enemy and do everything in their power to help humanity as means to spite him.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: For safety, the Speakers dress their women as men for travel, an action which mostly seems to be traveling with their hoods up which makes them all uniform and hard to identify. When the group is seen together with their hoods down, a couple of women are amongst their number.

    Elder Speaker 
"Does one run away when someone tells lies about them?"

As his title implies, he is the Elder of the Codrii Speakers who reside in Gresit, as well as Sypha's grandfather.

  • Actually Pretty Funny: He lightly rebukes Trevor for resorting to violence to fend off the corrupt clergy, but smirks and chuckles that he appreciates it.
  • Big Good: One of them in the show besides Alucard.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a kind and helpful old man with enough patience to put up with Trevor's sour attitude.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When a priest is about to kill the Elder, the latter is rather serene about it.
    "Will killing an old man make you less scared of the dark?"
  • No Name Given: Everyone calls him the Elder. Belnades is possibly his family name like his granddaughter, but that's it.



    Vlad Dracula Ţepeş
"I do this last kindness in her name, she who loved you humans and cared for your ills. Take your family and leave Wallachia tonight. Pack and go, and do not look back. For no more do I travel as a man."
Voiced by: Graham McTavish (English), Naoya Uchida (Japanese), Carlos Segundo (Latin American), Klaus Dieter Klebsch (German)

The Big Bad, Vlad Dracula Ţepeş seeks vengeance on all of humanity for his wife's burning at the stake.

  • Abusive Parents: He scarred Alucard when his son tried to reason with his father that they shouldn't kill all of humanity. Later it's revealed to be completely averted in regards to him and Lisa raising Alucard. By all accounts from the second-to-final episode For Love Dracula dearly loved and still loves his son commenting that it was both he and Lisa that painted his room and made the toys that child Alucard played with. In fact just being in Alucard's room is enough to snap him out of his Unstoppable Rage and push him into My God, What Have I Done? territory. Dracula is so utterly devastated when he realizes what he was doing and filled with shame that he willingly lets his son kill him to end the horror he has become.
    Dracula: [Lisa's] greatest gift to me... and I'm killing him.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Played with. Pre-Ayami Kojima artworks had him with black hair, but Kojima-drawn artwork has his hair color as platinum blonde. It's black in the series.
  • Adaptation Distillation: His first wife Elisabetha Cronqvist is unmentioned in the animation, which makes Lisa "the only love [he] ever knew", even thought Elisabetha was the reason he chose to become a vampire. His backstory in general is not mentioned much beyond a generations-long rivalry with the Belmonts, starting with Leon.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Dracula introduces himself as "Vlad Dracula Ţepeş", while in the Japanese dub this is "Dracula Vlad Ţepeş", the official order in Japan. The English version of Symphony of the Night had it as "Vlad Ţepeş Dracula".
  • Adapted Out: His One-Winged Angel forms are not adapted.
  • Affably Evil: While his demeanor and Kill All Humans plan may prove otherwise, Dracula has the capacity to show respect, kindness, and love to those closest to him.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: His death is played in a completely tragic and somber manner and his own son and executioner grieves for his death.
  • Amazon Chaser: The misanthropic Dracula immediately takes a liking to Lisa because she is not scared by him as easily as most other humans, she does not immediately assume that he is the devil that the likes of the Belmonts and the church believe him to be and her belief in a better future through science and medicine over superstition.
    Dracula: I think I might like you.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: While not officially stated, season 2 shows that Dracula is suffering from signs of depression: Mood-Swinger nature (aloofness to despondency to anger), not "feeding" on any blood, not planning ahead, shoving people away (except for a notable few), and suicidal thoughts (which have been noted by both Godbrand and Alucard). In fact, one reason why people may suffer from depression is the lost of a loved one (with Dracula losing Lisa).
  • And Then What?: A rare justified instance. Lisa's death drained Dracula of any kind of affection for life, even that of his own or his fellow vampires. His ultimate goal of killing all of humanity serves no practical purpose other than taking out his anger on those he believes have wronged him, uncaring that this act will cause vampire-kind to starve. Carmilla, Hector, and even Godbrand express frustration over how overwhelmed he is with apathy.
  • Anti-Villain: Downplayed. While it has been noted In-Universe (from Alucard and Trevor) that Dracula's anger at humanity for unjustly killing his wife is understandable, they both also point out his Kill All Humans plan is insane and he needs to be stopped.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Nonviolent example. When Isaac prepares to die defending Dracula from the heroes, the vampire lord apologizes for going against his friend's wishes before sending Isaac away from the battle.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Alucard. His son attempted to talk his father out of his plan to eradicate all of humanity, but it only resulted in his father scarring him. And now, Alucard is prepared to fight his father, even if it results in the latter's death.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Dracula is not lord of the vampires because he won it in a lottery. He is, hands down, the most powerful being on the show and it takes Trevor, Sypha and Alucard fighting all together to so much as stand a chance, even though Dracula has not been feeding for some time. Even then, things only end when Dracula allows Alucard to stake him.
  • Badass Boast: After he finally loses it in his fight against the main trio, he charges Dark Inferno while letting loose with this:
    Dracula: I am no ordinary vampire to be killed by your human magics… I am Vlad Dracula Ţepeş... And I have had ENOUGH!
  • Beard of Evil: A pointy, sinister Van Dyke type.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • Played straight with Lisa. Besides standing up to the Vampire Lord himself and not being easily cowed by his intimidation, Dracula also fell hard for Lisa because she didn't assume he's the devil when they first meet and treats him like a normal person.
    • Inverted. Dracula didn't spare the elderly woman he warned as his "last act of kindness" because she was kind to him. He spared her because she was the only person to pay respect to Lisa after her execution.
  • Big Bad: It's Dracula; he's the main antagonist of the entire Castlevania series. He's given much more understandable motivations than his video game counterpart, but he still unleashed the hordes of Hell upon humanity, killing countless people for the actions of a few.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Downplayed. While Dracula hates humans for killing his wife - who was also human, making their son half-human - he does not have much respect for his fellow vampires either. He chooses two human friends as leaders in the war effort over his Council of Vampires, trusting Hector and Isaac since they have emotional stakes in the war and an Undying Loyalty to him, while the vampires are only looking out for themselves and serve Dracula because he is stronger than them, seeing the humans as nothing but cattle to be herded and controlled. His end goal basically amounts to a Taking You with Me merely as an after-thought, killing all of humanity and starving the rest of vampire-kind in the process (including himself).
  • Brainy Brunette: Dracula has black hair and has been constantly noted to be genius scholar.
  • Broken Ace: He's the top of all vampire kind and his intelligence could've changed the world. But he went mad with grief.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: He's a Broken Ace recluse who is extremely cynical while Lisa is an All-Loving Hero who believes in the best of humanity.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After Lisa's death, he has abstained from feeding with the intent of succumbing to his hunger and dying along with humanity and the rest of his kind. Even in his weakened state, he is still more powerful than everyone there, being able to effortlessly shrug off Trevor, Sypha and Alucard's combined attacks and only dying when he lets his son stake him in a Villainous BSoD.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: Tall, aristocratic, black cape... he checks the boxes nicely, and even goes the extra mile by combining the look with that of Bram Stoker's original design (the long hair and beard) and Count Orlok (the pointed ears, the hooked nose, the long face, and the claws) for good measure.
  • Crusading Widower: A villainous example; His Reign of Terror begins after his wife's unjust execution.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dracula spent many years as a recluse and has killed presumably thousands of humans. Then, he met and fell in love with Lisa, whom he had a son with. Tragically, his beloved wife was burned at the stake per orders of the Bishop because of her "witchcraft". And then began Dracula's Kill All Humans plan.
  • Dark Is Evil: Zigzagged with Dark Is Not Evil. The major antagonist, a vampire, and predominantly wears black clothing. However, while there's no denying the genocide plan is abhorrent, but even he doesn’t seem that fond of the idea; Dracula's actions are guided by how he passed the Despair Event Horizon. Prior to the death of his wife, he was genuinely in love with her, freeing slaves, and reshaping his world view in a very positive way. He even goes as far as to save the life of Isaac, who was perfectly willing to sacrifice himself to defend Dracula. This is the polar opposite of conventional villainy. This isn’t a series about a For the Evulz type of bad guy. We’re watching a broken individual destroy everything around him out of grief. Even at the moment where a weaker story would have him keep trying to kill Alucard, he instead has a mental breakdown upon realizing what he’s doing, and lets Alucard kill him.
  • Death Seeker: Its established in Season 2 that he knows killing all of humanity will give him nothing to feed on anymore, yet he does not care in the slightest. Alucard straight up called his war the longest suicide note in history. Even Godbrand picked up on it. When he has a Heel Realization that he is trying to kill his own son, he just lets him literally put him out of his misery.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Lisa's death didn't just destroy whatever was good in him, but also deprived him of caring about anything else. His minions note that his genocidal campaign lacks any tactical or strategic direction and its just him lashing out aimlessly at mankind. Dracula himself admits he doesn't have the willpower to come up with fancy ways of killing humans like he used to before - all he cares about is just to kill them all. This is the key reason why Carmilla wants to overthrow him - she believes his bitterness and resentment is stiffing everyone and he shouldn't be in charge. He finally comes to the realization he is dead inside and doesn't fight back when Alucard kills him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • He has a legit point about rage for Lisa's death. Extending this to the entire human species? Less so. Alucard even begs his father that if he were to take revenge, he should find the ones directly responsible rather than condemn the entirety of the human race for the actions of a few.
    • There was also one time where he laid waste to an entire town, killed 40 men and stuck them on wooden spikes to terrorize the survivors simply because the merchants offended him.
  • The Dreaded: Godbrand states that even in his current weakened state, he still wouldn't want to test out trying to take Dracula on. This later gets verified with how easily Dracula tosses around Alucard, Trevor and Sypha who, just prior to this confrontation, had ran through his generals with relative ease.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Dracula's first scene has him using his vampire powers to intimidate and then after she proves to not be some person trying to trick others, he then proceeds to share his knowledge with her. In short, he lives up to his name as a Monster Lord but also shows that he has the capacity for kindness.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • He was deeply in love with Lisa and her death destroyed him.
    • He truly loves Alucard, but is so blinded by grief and fury, he has trouble seeing it until the end when he realizes how far he's gone off the deep end.
    • Of his generals, Dracula has the most affection towards Hector and Isaac, especially the latter.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the fifth episode of the second season, he tells a tale of when he very much enjoyed murdering humans but he states he only harmed those that offended him and he even set a fire so the wives and children of the men that offended him would escape as he murdered the 40 men. Though he did impale their corpses to horrify the women and children.
  • Evil Counterpart: Dracula manages to act as one to all of the protagonists, as he shares with each of them a similar backstory, personality, and/or skill.
    • To Trevor — A similarly misanthropic, condescending, and temperamental noble scion with ties to black magic, but one who chooses to express his dissatisfaction towards the human race who wronged his family by exterminating it instead of just leaving it alone.
    • To Sypha — Both are magic users with the ability to summon and control fire as a weapon. But Sypha is a scholar of magic who uses her powers to defend against evil, while Dracula is an Evil Sorcerer who used his magic to summon an army of demons to Kill All Humans.
    • To Alucard — Both are vampires (with Alucard being a dhampyr) who lost the same loved one to ignorant humans, but while Dracula resorts to Kill All Humans, Alucard pleads with his father to not commit genocide. Alucard even notes the humans' name for him, being the backward name reflects their belief he is the opposite of his father.
  • Evil Is Bigger: The main villain of the series, and noticeably taller than all the non-monster characters. In Season 2, he uses his size to actually bully his general Godbrand by calling him "Little Godbrand".
  • Evil Overlord: After his wife's death, he embraces this trope completely by sending forth hordes of monsters and demons to annihilate everything in its path while sitting inside his massive and sinister castle.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He uses a sizeable amount of magic, ranging from summoning The Legions of Hell to Playing with Fire to a host of other uses.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • He had a pretty low opinion of humans, which was alleviated somewhat with Lisa's presence. After Lisa dies, his opinion on humans instantly takes a massive nosedive and plummets even further than it was before, reaching truly genocidal heights and sticking him right back into this trope (save for his kind treatment of Isaac and Hector).
    • This actually extends to his views on vampires as well. Whether it be by being alone, living with Lisa, or traveling the world at her suggestion, he cut himself off from vampire society. With them back in his employ, he'd still rather associate with Isaac and Hector. His war strategy, as noticed by everyone, seems to be to cause as much casualties to everyone as possible, and even if it were a success, he plans on letting the vampires starve to death or on killing them himself. Outside of Alucard, Isaac, and Hector, Dracula is done with all societal species, more from disappointment and betrayal than hate.
  • Father to His Men: All things considered, he's actually a pretty nice guy. He doesn't keep slaves. He grants an audience with pretty much all his leader subordinates, regardless of how loyal they are. His human supporters are people he rescued, and support him out of their own free will. At one point a loyal follower prepares to sacrifice himself to defend Dracula, who removes him from the battle entirely, to save the follower's life. Further reinforced when he suffers an emotional breakdown in his fight to the death with his son.
  • Fisher King: Whenever he is enraged, his eyes turn blood-red along with the moon.
  • Five Stages of Grief: At least at first, part of his dialogue had him demanding to know where the church had taken his wife, implying some semblance of hope that he had to time to save her. Since then, he's most definitely been stuck in a mix of anger and depression after Lisa's death. He leads a genocidal rampage against all of humanity and attacks Alucard for trying to dissuade him against it. Throughout Season 2, it becomes steadily clear that he's lost the will to live and doesn't care if he or every other vampire would starve to death, or even how the humans were killed off as they all died. His depression comes to a head when he stumbles into Alucards' room while beating him to death; eventually he stops fighting against the heroes and allows them to put him out of his misery.
  • Genius Bruiser: Besides his high intellect, Dracula is possibly the physically strongest character in the show.
  • Good Parents: Before Lisa's death, Dracula loved and doted on Alucard, teaching him his knowledge from a young age, making him a lovely room and even making toys for the child together with Lisa. Unfortunately, Alucard not being quite as enthusiastic in genocide provokes a violent reaction. At the end, though, Dracula remembers how much he truly loves Alucard and his final moments are their acknowledgment of this fact to one another.
  • Handicapped Badass: Surprisingly so. It's made note that Dracula hasn't fed in a long while after Lisa's death to the point that he is visibly weakened. Still, no Vampire challenges him to a direct fight, and when the protagonists show up to fight him, he is easily able to mop the floor with them. Dracula even shrugs off the effects of Trevor's Morningstar, which was an effective One-Hit Kill weapon, and easily bests Alucard in their confrontation. It's only due to Dracula's Heel Realization that he loses the fight.
  • Happily Married: Though not fully shown, he and Lisa apparently had a loving marriage. He traveled the world as a man at her request, and even though she missed him deeply, she was still happy of the things he taught her.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Dracula loved Lisa deeply. When he learned that she was killed as a heretic, he damned humanity as a whole and sent his legions out to commit wholesale genocide.
  • Heel Realization: Experiences this in the final battle while fighting Alucard, they end up crashing into his childhood room and realizes that he is trying to kill his own son and broken with shame, he gives up fighting and allows Alucard to put him out of his misery.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He completely towers over Lisa, as she's barely towards his waist.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Believes this whole-heartedly. He already barely tolerated humanity when he met Lisa. But after she's killed for being a "witch" by the Catholic Church, all bets are off. Dracula even says as much to Alucard during a moment of rage.
    Dracula: That woman was the only reason for me to tolerate human life! [...] There are no innocents! Not anymore!
    • It is worth noting, however, that he makes exceptions to Hector and Isaac, the only two humans among his ranks. His reason being is that they are bound by loyalty rather than thirst and bloodlust like every other vampire.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Despite having a distinct disparaging view on human he fell in love and married one (Lisa) and is closest to his two human generals (Isaac and Hector).
    • Though his anger against mankind is reasonable due to his wife's murder, one of the reasons for some people to be paranoid enough to burn anyone who seems to be in contact with demons or vampires has to come from the atrocious actions he used to do against humans in his past, like killing a lot of men from a town just because they badmouthed him and impaling their corpses leaving them to be seen by the mourning families of such men.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: When he first meets Lisa, he tries to scare her, but she didn't falter.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He wasn't called 'Vlad the Impaler' for nothing. This is also his ultimate fate, as he's stabbed with a wooden stake through the heart by Alucard.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (a vampire) would fall in love, marry, and have a child with Lisa (a human).
  • Irony: Dracula was well known (and feared) throughout the world for his hatred of humanity. Two of the people he was closest to were Lisa and Isaac, both humans.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, Dracula is a misanthropic Big Bad who has a history of violence he committed, but he's also capable of genuine respect and love.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: When Alucard tried to reason with Dracula, the latter's response is violence. And he still battles his son in their fight in season 2, but has a Heel Realization and allows his son to kill him.
  • Kill All Humans: His goal is to have his legions wipe out humanity in revenge for Lisa's death.
  • Large and in Charge: Easily the tallest character, just like in the games. If he wants to intimidate anybody, all he has to do is walk right up to them and he towers over them.
  • Longhaired Pretty Boy: Downplayed. His imposing figure and scowling face makes it hard to see, but Dracula does have some handsome features. Plus, his raven hair appears to reach his shoulders.
  • Love at First Sight: Downplayed and implied, given his smile during his exchange with Lisa near the end of their meeting onscreen.
    Lisa: They won't live such short, scared lives if they have real medicine. They won't be superstitious of how the real world works.
    Dracula: Why should I do that?
    Lisa: To make the world better. Start with me, and I'll start with you.
    Dracula: (bows) I think I might like you.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The death of his beloved wife is what caused Dracula to want to wipe out humanity.
  • Mad Scientist: Dracula is portrayed this way in the series. He is described as a scholar and a scientist that has gathered such advanced knowledge that his highly technological castle appears to be magic. And after Lisa's murder, he uses that technology to lay waste to Wallachia. His own son laments that he could have used it to change the world.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: He is an immortal vampire who fell in love with and married a mortal woman (Lisa). Lisa dies before him but only because she was unjustly executed by humans.
  • Moral Myopia: Alucard straight up tells him that his plan to Kill All Humans will also slaughter people who had nothing to do with Lisa's death and are just as innocent as she was. Then Dracula furiously shoots down the notion of there being any innocents anymore after her burning.
  • Monster Lord: Dracula is the king of the vampires for good reason. Given how vampires believe in Appeal to Force and Might Makes Right, Dracula is most certainly the most powerful by a wide margin. This goes Up to Eleven when he fights the heroes and he pulls off feats that put him into Person of Mass Destruction territory that so far outstrips the other vampires you have to wonder what Carmilla was thinking by betraying him.
  • The Mourning After: He has not gotten over Lisa's death one year later. Didn't help that the Catholic Church called him the Devil himself and mocked his wife's death.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Combined with Interspecies Romance with Lisa. While she's a normal human trained in medical science, her husband, Dracula, is a Monster Lord who has centuries worth of magical knowledge.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: It dawns on him at the end of his fight with Alucard as well as being hit with the sudden sight of Alucard's childhood room, with the decorations and toys he and Lisa made together for him, that he's trying to kill his son. This hits him so hard that he breaks down whispering this, then he just stands there and lets Alucard stake him with no further resistance.
  • Mysterious Past: His childhood, relationship with the Belmonts, how he became a vampire, and anything regarding his earlier life is not touched upon.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Does this to Trevor, Sypha, and especially Alucard in their final battle.
  • No-Sell: The heroes initial attacks barely dent him if they hurt him at all. Subverted with Trevor's morning star Vampire Killer, which brought him to his knees after taking the full brunt of the attack to the chest.
  • Odd Friendship: With his human servants Isaac and Hector, even when you account their extreme misanthropy, its truly saying something he respects them more than he does his fellow vampires.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: While he hates humanity with a passion, he's also just genuinely tired of life in general. It becomes clearer in season 2 that Dracula knows that killing all of humanity will starve him and all other vampires too.
    Dracula: It doesn't matter... So long as they all die, that's all. They all have to die...
  • One Head Taller: Dracula was a full head taller than his wife, Lisa.
  • One-Man Army: When properly motivated, he can be this to scary effect such as one time he laid waste to a town because its merchants offended him and he killed everyone that stood in his way pretty effortlessly.
  • Opposites Attract: Dracula was noted to be The Dreaded among humans and monsters, had a deep racism and cynicism to humanity (sans a few), and would go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge if greatly angered; Lisa is an All-Loving Hero with a deep need to help humanity and is quite forgiving. And the two were Happily Married.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Dracula is perfectly content to let his armies go into the world and destroy mankind however they see fit, though he typically leaves it up to Hector and Isaac to decide where most of his forces should go. It also gets Deconstructed. The fact he seems to be just lazing around with leadership, and sets a vague goal of just wiping out humanity with no clear plan, leads to friction within his generals, as many feel he is just a depressed old man lashing out over the loss of his wife. Carmilla especially is furious at this.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He's a vampire for sure, but how exactly his condition works is still not completely known. The traditional vampiric weaknesses of running water, sunlight, holy power, and others are either displayed or mentioned along with vampire powers like turning into mist, super physical abilities, controlling beasts, etc. are shown, nothing is depicted about how the condition is spread and the fact that when Dracula died it looked like a miasma of lost souls comes spewing out of him makes things more mysterious.
    • In fact, he seems to be this compared to other vampires. He's far stronger than even the other vampire lords, to the point that he survives a direct hit from the Morning Star even while severely underfed and weakened.
  • Playing with Fire: Dracula has tremendous power through fire. He can teleport in a pillar of flame and he sends his message to his wife's killers by causing the fire from the stake to erupt into an effigy of his face. He also used the Dark Inferno attack just like in the games.
  • Politically Correct Villain: In a time period that puts Caucasians on a pedestal, one of his top enforcers, and most trusted friends, is the very black Isaac.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In the past, he was once rebuked by some human merchants in a city and he decided to repay them for this insult. He started fires in the city knowing the merchants would send away their wives and children before leaving last with their treasured trinkets. Then he killed the forty merchants who rebuked him and any who tried fighting him, leaving their remains on spikes outside the city. He didn't touch the surviving family members.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He is the main antagonist of the series and his outfit consists of red and black clothing.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When sufficiently angered, blood fills Dracula's sclera, dying them red. Which also turns the moon red as well.
  • Renaissance Man: Has great knowledge of many things magical and scientific. Alucard describes him as being a man of science, a philosopher and a scholar. Which makes him all the more dangerous because he's also now insane.
  • Retired Monster: Implied to have been this before he met Lisa, given Leon Belmont's pursuit of him.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Before meeting Lisa, Dracula had a castle that was capable of traveling anywhere...yet he didn't, having been content to simply live in self-imposed isolation from the outside world.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Lisa came to Dracula's castle because the stories she heard about him said he possessed knowledge found nowhere else, and the Mayor of Targoviste understandably freaks out when he appears after Lisa's burning, saying that he thought Dracula was just a story made up by heretics, while the Bishop outright refuses to believe Dracula is real, calling him "a fiction that justified the practice of black magic". He's so shrouded in myth that according to Trevor, nobody even knows what he looks like.
  • Straw Nihilist: While he was not exactly an optimist in the first place, he soon gave up on humanity's (and by extension himself and his fellow vampires) right to live on this Earth after Lisa's death.
  • Strong and Skilled: Dracula has an animalistic yet honed sense of fighting style thanks to his years of experience.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Dracula was a recluse before meeting Lisa, had No Social Skills, and can intimidate nearly anyone with his size, power, and reputation. However, he was capable of showing tender love and affection to those he was closest to.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Dracula was Lisa's science/medical teacher when they first met. Their relationship would transform into love, marriage, and the birth of their son.
  • Tears of Blood: After finding out that Lisa was burned at the stake, he cries bloody Manly Tears.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: It takes Alucard staking him, Trevor cutting off his head, and Sypha burning him to ashes to put him down for good.
  • Tragic Villain: His wife being burnt at the stake sets him off to his latest villainy.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • When he learns of Lisa's death. He has an even tone with the woman he told to leave Wallachia and the people of Targoviste he declares war upon. Averted immediately after those scenes, when he's seen smashing up his laboratory in a fit of rage.
    • In Season 2, when Carmilla questions why he never turned Lisa into an vampire, he grows visibly livid and appears ready to blow up. He still keeps his volcanic fury in check.
  • Troubled, but Cute: When Dracula isn't being an intimidating Vampire Lord and gives a genuine smile, he shows his handsome features. He's also a recluse with a violent past and went mad with grief when Lisa was murdered.
  • Uptown Guy: Implied. When they first meet, Lisa had no last name while Dracula lived in a castle and was known as the Vampire Lord, implying some degree of wealth.
  • Vampire Monarch: He is considered the top dog of vampire society and has enough authority to summon others to carry out his will.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: As season 2 goes on, it comes becoming clear that his ongoing genocide of the human race is not making him any happier.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Alucard is right that he can't kill all humans for what one person did, but Dracula makes the damn good point that anyone could have stood up for Lisa, but nobody chose to.
    • He nearly loses his temper with Carmilla when she asks why he never turned Lisa and if he only saw his late wife as a "pet". Besides the fact that her question was extremely personal, she also disrespected his beloved wife.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A subtle, tragic one. Upon realizing he's trying to kill his son to carry out revenge for his wife, Dracula nearly breaks down in tears, recognizing how far he's fallen.
  • Villainous Crush: Zigzagged. When he met Lisa, he was already a recluse and didn't terrorize humanity like he did prior to meeting her, but fell for her nonetheless.
  • Villainous Friendship: With the two Devil Forgemasters Isaac and Hector, whom he almost always expresses respect and appreciation. In fact, during Season 2's climax, he saves Isaac's life by sending him to a distant desert through a magic mirror because he genuinely treasure his loyalty.
  • Villain Protagonist: Considering everything that occurs or is set in motion is directly due to his actions, a strong case can be made for Dracula being the main character as opposed to heroes like Trevor or Alucard.
  • Villain Respect: A bit towards Trevor probably due in part to Leon his ancestor and his family. Perhaps also because the Belmonts are the only hunters they have continued as a clan successfully killing monsters for centuries.
    Dracula: (after being struck full on by the Morningstar Whip) The Morningstar Whip... Well played, Belmont.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Downplayed. Besides having a low opinion of humans, Dracula also killed many of them prior to meeting Lisa. But her unjustified death at the hands of the humans she sought to help destroyed any sympathy he had left for the species.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Godbrand speculates that Dracula has gone for a long time without feeding, potentially weakening him. Whether or not it's true, Godbrand still advises against fighting him, and Dracula is plenty strong as he is.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Dracula didn't hesitate in any of his attempted fatal blows against Sypha.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Inverted come late Season 2. With Carmilla and Hector having betrayed him, and the rest of his forces wiped out, Dracula is down to only Isaac as his sole remaining loyal soldier. Isaac is prepared to lay down his life to defend Dracula from Alucard, Trevor, and Sypha. Dracula decides to reward Isaac's loyalty by actually teleporting him away from the castle so that he would actually survive.

Dracula's Army

    In General 
There's an army of us! An army! From Hell!

  • Bat Out of Hell: Literally, in this case.
    • The weakest and most common members of Dracula's army, and the first seen, resemble twisted humanoid bats with distinct arms and wings.
    • Demons more closely resembling actual bats, but the size of oxen and capable of running on all fours with their wings folded, are among the monsters that attack the Belmont manor.
  • Elite Mooks: Multiple demons in the army, particularly in season 2, prove capable of giving the protagonists quite a fight.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: Carmilla's troops wear plate armor.
  • In the Hood: Dracula's vampire soldiers all wear hooded cloaks.
  • Kill All Humans: Their purpose is to wipe the human species off the face of the Earth, and they offer no quarter or mercy to any human in their way, not even women or children.
  • The Legions of Hell: They are an endless horde of demons summoned by Dracula with the purpose of laying waste on mankind.
  • A Load of Bull: The horde that attacks the main characters while they're in the ruins of the Belmont house includes a gigantic minotaur with apelike arms, which serves as the monsters' main muscle both in smashing through the seal and in leading the charge against the heroes.
  • Mooks: The winged goblins that compose the bulk of Dracula's forces, and are generally their weakest members.
  • The Scourge of God: As Blue Fangs put it, it was the humans' cruelty that made God turn away from them and allowed the demons to run rampant and destroy everything in their path.
  • Was Once a Man: Season 2 reveals that the Devil Forgemasters use human corpses as vessels for the demons to enter the mortal world.


    In General

  • All There in the Manual: According to the director Samuel Deats, the five unnamed generals are Raman, Sharma, Chō, Zufall and Dragoslav.
  • Co-Dragons: They are Dracula's most powerful servants. However, Isaac and Hector are given lead over the others.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: They were recruited from different parts all over the world — the two most prominent ones are an Austrian (Carmilla) and a Viking (Godbrand). The other five's origins are never said out loud, but it's indicated by their names and their style of dress that they are German (Zufall), Russian (Dragoslav), Indian (Raman), Nepali (Sharma) and Japanese (Chō). This extends to the two Devil Forgemasters as well: Isaac is most likely African due to being black, while Hector is implied to be either Greek or Turkish due to being recruited from east of Rhodes.
  • Council of Vampires: A given, but, rather unusually for this trope, the very human Devil Forgemasters precede them in authority.
  • Dark Action Girl: While Carmilla hasn't been shown fighting at her fullest as of this edit, Raman and Chō are very skilled in combat and put up a good fight against Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard.
  • Deadly Decadent Court: Dracula's war council is only held together by his own power. Carmilla's appearance leads to even more infighting and even an attempted coup.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Raman is always barefoot, only wearing pair of hefty gold Indian anklets. Due to her feet being mostly obscured by her sari, it's only evident in close-ups.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: They come from distinct ethnicities and backgrounds, and its established that not all of them are vampires such as Isaac and Hector. Dracula explains that the latter's loyalty is exceptional considering his genocidal plans against their race.
  • Flat Character: Besides Hector, Isaac, Carmilla and Godbrand, the other generals have no discernible personality, nor do they ever speak.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: In contrast to the other Generals' weapons or unique powers, Dragoslav fights with his fists. He's one of the few to actually hurt Alucard sending him flying with a punch.
  • Ironic Name: All of the Vampiric Generals that do not speak have names which considerably don't fit, especially concerning their actions.
    • Raman, the Indian vampiress, means "Beloved" in Hindi.
    • Sharma, the Nepali vampire, means "Happiness" in Nepali.
    • Chō, the Japanese vampiress, means "Butterfly" in Japanese.
    • Zufall, the German vampire, means "Coincidence" in German.
    • Dragoslav, the Russian vampire, means "Dear Glory" in Russian.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: The generals' schemes and infighting make up most of Season 2 but have little to do with the conflict between Dracula and the heroes. The generals never directly confront or even meet the heroes, who completely sidestep them during their attack on Dracula's castle. Similarly, Carmilla's coup against Dracula goes nowhere since she began her attack on Dracula at the same time as the heroes, whose actions scatter her forces and block her way into the castle.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: It's implied that none of the court members are particularly fond of one another. They question Dracula's leadership, but won't actually dare to challenge him to his face.
  • Token Human: Isaac and Hector are the only humans among Dracula's court — a fact resented by the vampire generals.

    Carmilla of Styria
Voiced by: Jaime Murray

One of Dracula's vampire generals. She hails from Austria and is the last arriving member of his War Council.

  • Adaptational Dye Job: Sort of. Carmilla is most often portrayed as a brunette in the games (both the original and Lords of Shadow continuity), although only on in Gaiden Games, and alternate continuity games - in her canon to the main continuity appearance in Rondo of Blood she is portrayed with silver-hair, as she is portrayed in the animation.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Carmilla is gaunter, less busty and wears less revealing clothing than her game counterpart (who was naked in most of her boss fights).
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Carmilla has always been portrayed as a villain in the original games, but if there is one thing common in previous continuities was her slavish devotion to Dracula, sometimes serving as an Yandere for him like in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. In the animation, however, she has nothing but disdain and contempt for him and is actively plotting to undermine and usurp him.
  • Anything That Moves: Implied when she says that she'd consider sleeping with Godbrand "if all the other vampire males in the world drop dead, and half the females, some of the animals..."
  • Ambition Is Evil: Played with. She didn't turn against her original master or Dracula until she was convinced that they were insane and without regard for their vampire underlings. Of course, given how manipulative she is, it's unknown whether she simply wants freedom from bad governance and eventually decides 'if you want something done right, do it yourself' or if this is just the lie she tells others to get them on her side.
  • Axe-Crazy: Subtle but present. She defaults to violently assaulting Godbrand to focus his attention and... well, see the Mask of Sanity entry.
  • The Baroness: Fits this trope like a glove due to her cruel and domineering personality, beautiful looks and being condescending to men in general. If chaining Hector like a dog and calling him her pet isn't enough to qualify, then nothing else will.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Dracula in Season 2, since she secretly plans to oust him because she finds him weak and indecisive. With him out of the way by the end of the season, she is set up as this with Isaac for Season 3.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Though she comes off as more resourceful and cunning than the Bishop from Season 1 and genuinely wants to take Dracula's position as Big Bad, her plans are ruined by the heroes' unexpected intervention as Sypha's spell leaves Dracula's castle out of her reach and even worse, her army was completely destroyed leaving her unable to take control herself. With that said, Dracula's destruction plays into her advantage and she aims to fix her army shortage with Hector as her slave.
  • Broken Pedestal: Prior to the start of the story, Carmilla specifically sought Dracula out, expecting him to be a strong and charismatic leader. To her displeasure, she found that he was just as much of a slave to his vices as her previous abusive master.
  • Does Not Like Men: Carmilla has a very low, sexist opinion of men in general, regarding every single male character she interacts with as children, beasts or old fools. Not that her opinion of the other female vampires is any better since she regards them as too indecisive. She holds these opinions because she was a former Sex Slave; naturally she's not going to like men, and thinks women who do nothing are either victims or stupid.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: An older woman in high heels who enjoys stomping on the men who piss her off and takes a significantly younger (albeit adult) man as a pet. You do the math.
  • Dirty Coward: It's subtle but present. While she is arrogant and smug, she never engages in direct combat or gets physical unless she knows she has a huge advantage. She manipulates and schemes but is cautious and never tries to confront people out in the open. This is further emphasized when she finds out a Belmont still exists and she immediately loses her cool and borderline demands that they find the Belmont and any weapons or relics the Belmonts have collected so they cannot be used against the vampire army. While is also highlights her pragmatism and common sense compared to some of the other vampires it's also telling that she never seems to make plans for the possibility of her foes confronting her or if she is forced into the open suggesting that she will do anything she can to keep that from ever happening. Noticeably, she doesn't attack Hector until the sun is down and has him chained and surrounded by her troops.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Appears to be set up as the next Big Bad after Dracula's death.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Marches into Dracula's arguing court long after being summoned by the prince of darkness which silences them and puts all eyes on her. She then asks Dracula point blank why he never bothered to turn his late wife Lisa into a vampire like the rest of them. Then, after earning Dracula's ire and being summoned to speak with him privately, she manages to convince him that she was just asking what everyone else was already thinking and she is truly on his side which spares her his wrath. A powerful presence, self-important, Manipulative Bitch all in one.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Carmilla cannot believe that Dracula actually loved Lisa when he refused to turn her into a vampire, seeing him as a mad old man throwing a tantrum over the death of his pet. She repeatedly refuses to acknowledge or accept that Dracula had genuine feelings for Lisa.
  • Evil Counterpart: Even though the two never interact, she is this to Sypha personality-wise. They share similar interactions with their male colleagues, especially when they refer to them as grown-up children. The difference is that Sypha is an example of Women Are Wiser who ultimately respects her friends and works together with them, while Carmilla is The Baroness who has nothing but contempt for the men around her and only uses them as pawns to fulfill her own ends. Its also fitting that they dress in opposite colors.
  • Fantastic Racism: While not as vocal about it as Godbrand who constantly refers to humans as livestock this attitude is still present in her character. She believes that the only role positive role humans can play towards Vampire's is pets.
  • Femme Fatale: Practically a given from the moment she first appears, and is even willing to test Dracula's anger proudly in the open in the process of starting her subtle manipulations.
  • Freudian Excuse: Downplayed as it doesn't really justify her actions, but she was kept as a sex slave by an older vampire. No wonder she hates men and doesn't believe Dracula saw Lisa as anything besides a pet.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her plan of using the resurrected Bishop to bless the river water around a stronghold that Dracula's forces attempt to seize, and drops them into it, killing them. When the heroes attempt to forcibly teleport Dracula's Castle the water is sent cascading onto her own soldiers killing most of them as well.
  • Horrifying the Horror: A heroic example with the Belmont clan towards her. Carmilla is smug and arrogant throughout her entire time at castle Dracula and doesn't even mind getting under Dracula's skin. The instant she hears that a Belmont still exists, she immediately looses the smug, becomes tense and suggests that they send people out to find any weapons or knowledge the Belmonts had used to hunt down vampires.Given that she becomes The Starscream and has her own agenda to take over, this fear is justified. She can manipulate or back-stab her fellow vampires, but the Belmonts are hunters and will not stop until their target is dead. Given that the clan has been doing this for centuries and that it's almost certain that the night creatures have tried and been unsuccessful in their destruction this fear is justified.
  • Hypocrite: For all her arguments about most men being childish and throwing temper tantrums, she is blind to her own womanchild tendencies like lashing out at others for not getting what she wants.
  • Jerkass: Out of all Dracula's generals, Carmilla is the cruelest of them all, being a sexist, condescending, and surprisingly violent woman who manipulates everyone around her for her own gains.
  • Lady in Red: Wears a dark crimson dress and certainly qualifies as an evil example.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Towards Hector. At first, she tries to reason that Dracula is far too depressed to actually win the war to get him on her side while continually praising his skill and intelligence. But the moment that she got what she wanted, she dropped the act and openly stated she saw him as a puppy and now he's forced to help as he done too much already.
  • Mask of Sanity: Carmilla puts on a good show of being calm and collected, but when she begins beating Hector into submission, this slips noticeably, revealing a wild, sadistic monster under that ice.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Carmilla does not hold a high opinion of her fellow vampires, let alone humans. Much of her disdain comes from the fact that the court is either too foolishly loyal or too cowardly to actually confront Dracula on his insane desire to destroy all humans.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: She held this opinion and is also the last known of the vampire aristocracy standing after season 2.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Ultimately, all her machinations help the main trio more than they help her. In particular, her river of holy water all but wipes out the vampire mooks (including her own) letting the trio storm the castle relatively unopposed, not to mention her scheming keeps two of Dracula's generals out of the final fight, as her scheming led to Godbrand's death and Hector being sidelined.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Does this to Hector after making him her slave.
  • Oh, Crap!: While the Belmonts are The Dreaded among all the intelligent night creatures, Carmilla seems the most disturbed by the fact that a Belmont still exists. She immediately proposes that they go to the Belmont ancestral home and surveillance of it in the chance that the Belmont goes back there or that they can find any magic, relics, or knowledge that the Belmonts used to hunt monsters for centuries and secure them to protect Dracula (and herself) from danger. She is absolutely right in her assumptions and concern in both a Belmont returning there and that there is a massive cache of items, relics, knowledge, and weapons hidden there.
    • Then there's her reaction when Sypha forcibly teleports Dracula's castle away.
    "What the fuck just happened...?
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When the consecrated water crashes down on her army after the castle is teleported away, she makes an effort to keep Hector with her when she jumps out of danger, as she needs the Devil Forgemaster to rebuild her army.
  • Rape as Backstory: Implicit, given that she was kept as a Sex Slave and was very much not happy about that. This seems to have her made her very disdainful towards men.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: After Dracula is killed, Hector attempts to break off ties with Carmilla and go his own way. Carmilla responds by beating him into submission because she was really serious about him being her pet dog now.
  • Smug Snake: Arrogant, condescending and self-assured... And completely incredulous and caught off-guard when things don't go her way. The one time she gets physical is when she strikes and punches Hector into submission after he has been restrained and collared.
    • Furthermore, she's not as clever as she thinks she is as Isaac and Dracula had her figured out from the outset and the only reason Dracula didn't stop her was because he did not give a shit.
  • The Starscream:
    • In her backstory, she was made a master vampire's bride until, in her words, he went mad, and became old and cruel.
    • In Season 2, she plots to the same to Dracula because he reminds her of her maker.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Carmilla doesn't think that highly of the war council that Dracula put together or Dracula himself. Thinking the men are either manchildren, old fools or beasts while the women are too scared to do anything or had their power taken away.
  • Unknown Rival: Carmilla is this to the protagonists; while she expresses appropriate dread at the presence of an Belmont and Alucard to ruin their plans and has an monster band sent to deal with them, the heroes themselves don't even know about her. During the climax, they accidentally sabotage her plans by teleporting Castlevania (Dracula's seat of power that she intends to usurp) out of her reach and during the ensuing chaos, her armies get swallowed by the rivers' blessed waters effectively crippling her forces.
  • The Unfought: Nobody gets to confront her at the end, neither the heroes (who didn't even know about her) nor Dracula (who found out about her betrayal but didn't have time to do anything about it).
  • Woman in White: When she was turned into a vampire. Nowadays she dresses mostly in red and black, but her death white skin and hair still evoke the part.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • For all her arrogance, she does make legitimate points: if Dracula had turned Lisa or even provided her with some basic protection, then the church would have been unable to kill her; Dracula doesn't actually have a plan for his war council; no one can stand up to him because he can invoke Because I Said So; and he is an "old man" ravaged by grief who is engaged in pointless destruction.
    • Her betrayal and murder of the vampire who sired her is a straight example, as she alludes to him being abusive. The series also takes place before the industrial revolution, when physical abuse in many regards was not out of the ordinary. So, we had an authority figure who basically answered to no one, is specifically described as being cruel in an era when abuse was practically the norm, and on top of that he's an immortal vampire living in a secluded place where none of his subjects could seek outside help. In short, he probably had it coming.

Voiced by: Peter Stormare (English), Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese)

One of Dracula's vampire generals and a Viking.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: For Carmilla. He has been apparently trying to court her for years, but she tells Dracula that she'd only consider if every other vampire male (along with half of the females, and some animals) on Earth dropped dead.
  • And Then What?: His main contention with Dracula is founded on his concern over what the vampires will do for food when the human "livestock" is eradicated.
  • Anything That Moves: While it is never demonstrated in the series proper, but multiple characters make reference to his libido. When he's off-camera, his allies tend to joke he's probably somewhere trying to sleep with someone or something.
  • Asshole Victim: His death not only goes completely unmourned In-Universe, but nobody else seems to notice or care that he is gone. Even his own killer doesn't seem to acknowledge him.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Godbrand is for the most part a comedic character and the main source of levity amongst Dracula's forces. He's still a powerful and violent monster and around "Broken Mast" he leads a raid on a defenseless village and starts eating children.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's a boastful viking who loves battle, blood, boats and sex. He sticks out like a sore thumb among his more somber, aristocratic peers.
  • The Brute: Unabashedly so. He is a Viking after all, foul/loud-mouthed and aggresive as evidenced by his first scene.
  • Butt-Monkey: He garners little respect from Dracula, his fellow generals or even the stoical human forgemasters. The only thing Dracula's forces seem to agree on completely is Godbrand's stupidity.
  • Canon Foreigner: He has no direct game counterpart.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He tells Dracula he dislikes drinking pig's blood because it gives him the shits.
  • Dumbass Has a Point:
    • For all his pigheadedness, Godbrand has legitimate concerns about Dracula's Kill All Humans plan: If they kill every last human on the planet, what are vampires supposed to eat?
    • He also astutely notices that Dracula's too depressed to come up with an actual plan besides "kill everyone", and that the Lord of Darkness is so despondent that he clearly hasn't fed in a while. That said, he also recognizes that, even with Dracula in a weakened and depressed state, he still wouldn't want to challenge him. And considering the Curbstomp Battle that Dracula unleashes on the heroes once they storm the castle, he's totally right in that assertion.
  • Dumb Muscle: Godbrand is rather thick-headed and needs a lot of things explained to him. Carmilla at one point snaps at him in "Old Homes" when he doesn't understand why the Belmont Hold is so important and has to angrily explain it stores several ancient artifacts and knowledge used to destroy their kind "through fucking centuries," something which Godbrand himself should know. He also thinks he would feel like running water could kill him... despite the fact that it, like poison, is something that he would have to have knowledge could kill him without "feeling" it could kill him, and the fact that vampires Cannot Cross Running Water, but aren't necessarily killed by it.
  • Fiery Redhead: The only General with red hair and he is a violent, loud Viking.
  • Foil: As the two named vampires generals of Dracula, Godbrand is an excellent almost-by-the-book foil to Carmilla. Personality-wise, he's crass, dumb and violent — the typical brute enforcer — while she was sophisticated, manipulative, and played the power game like a Vampire Cersei Lannister — the typical Femme Fatale. Both have contrasting Hidden Depths, Godbrand is surprisingly observant and pragmatic, immediately asked Dracula's long-term plan, accurately assessed his power and wisely decided to back down. Carmilla showed a lack of foresight in her attempted coup and a sadistic and cowardly side. Appearance-wise, she has white hair and red dress while he has red hair and white skin.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one in Dracula's army really likes him. Carmilla would only entertain the notion of hooking up with him if all of the vampiric males (plus some females and animals) died off. Dracula regards him as a little pissant. And Isaac straight-up kills him after Godbrand implies they will betray Dracula to his face. No one seems to miss him or take much notice of his absence beyond mild annoyance.
  • Ghost Pirate: A variant in that he is an undead Viking.
  • Hidden Depths: Godbrand, not without good reason, is generally considered to be thickheaded by his own allies. That said he's not only the most vocal about the flaws of Dracula's Kill All Humans campaign, he also theorizes that Dracula hasn't been feeding recently and that the whole plan is a large scale suicide run on the vampire lords' part meant to take everything else with him. The latter is something that Alucard later picks up on (and they were both proven right in the end) and even in regards to the former, Godbrand still readily admits that he wouldn't dare to try and fight Dracula.
  • Horny Vikings: While he doesn't wear a Viking helmet, he is a proud Viking and takes readily to the whole "Rape, Pillage, and Burn" aspect of Viking life.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Twofold. Godbrand sees humans as little more than livestock - literally - and openly whine and gripes about humans taking over the reins. Yet he legitimately takes offense to Hector and Isaac snarking about his Viking lifestyle, and then calls them out on being bigoted:
    Godbrand: Why would he talk to you rather than me? Perhaps he wants to meet with his own kind.
    Hector: Godbrand, you've never met anything you didn't immediately kill, fuck, or make a boat out of.
    Isaac: I don't understand why our lord doesn't tie you up with the rest of the animals.
    Godbrand: (Beat) Bigot! I like boats. I'm a fucking Viking. We're supposed to make boats out of things!
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: An annoyed Hector points out that Godbrand never met anything he didn't want to "kill, fuck, or build a ship out of." Godbrand is more confused at the mention of ship building as an insult than actually insulted.
  • Laughably Evil: Godbrand's a vicious Blood Knight with nary a redeeming quality and he's terrifying when he gets serious, but this goes hand-in-hand with his entertaining bullheadedness and Paper Tiger tendencies. He gets more comedic moments than any other antagonist in the series.
  • Nobody's That Dumb: He may be a pigheaded, bloodthirsty Boisterous Bruiser, but even he knows he's no match for Dracula. He admits this freely.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Godbrand is a Blood Knight who relishes fighting, has an high opinion of himself, and from his first appearance displays a willingness to loudly question Dracula's orders. Yet when a noticeably unhinged and furious Dracula gets in his face after one too many complaints, Godbrand uncharacteristically shuts up, looks visibly nervous and gets out of the room as fast as possible. Later when he's talking with Carmilla, despite having deduced that Dracula is suicidal and is weakened by not consuming blood, he bluntly remarks that he would not like to try and fight Dracula.
  • Paper Tiger: As a vampire lord, he is more powerful than any normal human and most vampires, but his fellow generals seem to look down on him, while Dracula says Godbrand's bark is far worse than his bite.
  • The Right of a Superior Species: Godbrand's vampiric arrogance is so powerful that he is incapable of conceptualizing humans as anything but cattle. He balks and sneers at the thought of using strategy against humanity, who he thinks simply need to be culled in waves, and is unwilling or unable to treat the devil forgemasters as comrades.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Hoo, boy! And you thought Trevor was fond of throwing around the word "Fuck"!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Played with; he's one of Dracula's generals meaning that has significant influence in Vampire society, and when we see him fight against humans, he's a supernatural killing machine, but Dracula remarks that he makes a lot of noise in an effort to appear more important/dangerous than he really is.
  • The Starscream: Played with. He is the first and most vocal critic of Dracula's plan, yet is quick to drop it when Dracula threatens him. However, it's really Carmilla who talks Godbrand into mutiny- though Isaac puts an end to the viking before anything can come of it.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks Isaac is no danger, being a human. How wrong he was.
  • The Watson: He's used as a sounding board for Isaac and Hector in order to get some of their powers and motivations revealed to the audience.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He happily leads a massacre of an entire town, kids included.

Voiced by: Adetokumboh M'Cormack (English), Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese)

One of Dracula's two human generals and a Devil Forgemaster.

  • Adapted Out: There is no mention of his sister Julia, especially in his flashback in his youth.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the original games, he was nothing short of an psychotic maniac. While he is still evil here, he is portrayed as a more somber and nihilistic character with a tragic backstory.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Isaac in the games wore a very fetishistic outfit. Here, he dons a Devil Forgemaster's crest not unlike Hector's. He does occasionally strip down to flagellate himself.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He gives an in-universe eulogy to a night creature bat that struggled to fly back to the castle and die at the doorstep.
  • Ambiguously Gay: There are a few hints that he might be this such as when he suggests that him and Hector should kiss each other, the latter states that might be the first time he heard him say a joke, but Isaac says that he never does. The most notable example of this, however, is in a flashback: When he was being tortured for poking around his then-master's things, Isaac confessed that his motivations for doing so were because he loved him and wanted to help, which is said in a more romantic tone rather than in a filial one.
  • Badass Normal: By all intents and purposes a normal human who is seen killing multiple vampires, who are stronger, faster, and more durable than humans, onscreen.
  • Bald of Evil: Isaac is bald in this continuity rather than being a Evil Redhead like in the games.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Isaac explains that his Undying Loyalty to Dracula is because the latter was the first person to treat him with respect and kindness.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Despite being rather passive and keeps to himself, he should not be in anyway underestimated. Killing Godbrand, a centuries-old and powerful vampire didn't even require that much effort on Isaac's part.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Shaping up to be this with Carmilla after the death of Dracula.
  • Black Best Friend: Dracula's closest friend.
  • Covered in Scars: Being a former slave and a self-harmer, he's got quite a number of them all over his body and his Shirtless Scene gives us a good glimpse.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A former slave who has been beaten and mistreated by almost everyone he encountered.
  • Deadpan Snarker: So deadpan that he had to tell Hector that he wasn't in fact making a joke.
    Hector: I know that, strictly speaking, we've never really been friends.
    Isaac: It seems counterproductive to cultivate human friends when we're engaged in the project of ending the human race.
    Hector: But we are in the same side.
    Isaac: Is this where we kiss like benedictine monks from different monasteries?
  • Decomposite Character: Alongside Hector, he shares a few similarities with Death to be specific, his Undying Loyalty and Villainous Friendship with Dracula. In addition, his appearance slightly resembles Zead - Death's human disguise. Given the events in the season 2 finale, he might also be the show's equivalent of of Shaft the dark priest.
  • The Dragon: While he and Hector are Co-Dragons with equal amount of authority as the one's heading the army, Isaac's fills the position more as Dracula's most trusted confidant and aide. Notably Isaac is the one who enters into combat at his master's stead even willing to face down the protagonists before they fight Dracula himself.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Dracula's death, Isaac decides he might like his own army and begins to create one...
  • Eye Scream: Isaac seems to have a fondness for inflicting this on his enemies. He killed his abusive caretaker by shoving his thumbs into his eye sockets and kills one bandit this way in the Season 2 finale.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Isaac can turn the deceased into demons, and yet when he fights he uses only his knife and his spiked belt with great efficiency. He made short work of Godbrand using completely mundane methods too. Justified, as the act of forging is shown to take some time, which wouldn't exactly be practical in a straight-up fight.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: His backstory has him start out as a slave. By the end of the season, he’s wiping out entire bands of slavers and adding them to an army of slaves he has planned.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Though Isaac hates humanity and plots their end there are a number of scenes that show he doesn't subscribe to this mindset. Dracula saving him from the magicians who sought to chop him up was a major turning point in his beliefs but unlike other characters, he doesn't view the capacity for evil as a purely human trait. He sees that same capacity in characters like Godbrand for their treachery and when he even defends this mindset when talking to Hector. Hector believes that animals only act on instinct and aren't capable of the kind of cruelty that humans are while Isaac states that animals can be just as pointlessly cruel and that while humanity's evil is clear it's not unique.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He kills Godbrand with a spiked belt!
  • In Name Only: Really, he has literally nothing to do with the Isaac of Curse of Darkness aside from sharing the same name and position. It's just as well to take them as completely different characters.
  • Knife Nut: He uses a magical knife not only as a weapon of choice, but as a tool for devil forging.
  • Love Freak: A dark take on this. Isaac believes there is not enough love in the world and wishes to rectify this...with genocide.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Despite being human, Dracula trusts his two Devil Forgemasters because they genuinely hate humanity.
  • Morality Pet: He is the only human Dracula treats with genuine kindness and respect after Lisa's death. When he prepares to die defending Dracula, his friend sends him away to safety.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Isaac has Undying Loyalty towards Dracula, even when presented with evidence that Dracula's war against humanity would, at best, only result in a Pyrrhic Victory for the Vampires.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Usually works as a Forgemaster on the sidelines; but if forced into direct action, he won't screw around. As soon as Godbrand confirms his intent to betray Dracula, Isaac doesn't hesitate to slaughter him via Sneak Attack and dispose of his ashes. And right after being separated from his master in the Season 2 finale - he proceeds to kill a group of bandits in self-defense (with similar Combat Pragmatism to how he killed Godbrand), raise their corpses as undead Mooks, and Start His Own army to continue Dracula's legacy. Combine this with his Undying Loyalty, and he's basically the Soundwave of Dracula's forces.
  • Not So Stoic: He's horrified and screaming when he realizes that Dracula means to go against his wishes and spare him, Dying Alone.
  • Race Lift: He is portrayed as black in the show whereas in the games he was a white redhead.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Notably, his clothes are purely black compared to Hector's, his Devil Forgemaster fire/aura when working on bodies is red, and the Night Creatures he creates have red eyes with black sclera.
  • Self-Harm: Whips himself regularly with a short belt embedded with tiny spikes. When asked why he does it, he replies he does it for his own discipline, a sense of peace, numbing himself to a horrible world and reminding himself he still makes his own choices.
  • Shout-Out: The Darkest Dungeon’s Flagellant. His flagellant scourge is his signature weapon, which he uses on both himself and in combat. For additional trivia, Darkest Dungeon introduced the Flagellant as part of their additional content featuring the game’s equivalent to vampires. This is about as far as the link goes. Beyond the weapon, its use, and vampire-related themes, the two characters are almost polar opposites of each other.
    • The combination of Issac's personality, skin color, sexual orientation, Villainous Friendship with Dracula and his intent of Avenging the Villain at the end of the second season is heavily reminscient of Enrico Pucci, a human who was an incredibly trusted friend (and possible lover) of the villainous vampire Dio.
  • The Stoic: In the present, he's very cool and calm.
  • Undying Loyalty: The most loyal of all Dracula's subjects. Dracula confides in him far more than Hector or any of the others and Isaac even admits that he'll kill anyone suspected of taking action against them without a second thought. It's precisely for this reason that Dracula saves his life by sending him through a portal to an distant location.
  • Villainous Friendship: He serves Dracula with utter loyalty and it is clear Dracula holds him in high regard as well, trusting him with his concerns. The two openly refer to each other as friends and remember the moment of their first meeting down to the last detail.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Platonic example; he tells Dracula that it is worth dying for his best friend, if it means the world still has Dracula. Dracula doesn't quite agree, and sends Isaac away from the battle.

Voiced by: Theo James (English), Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese)

One of Dracula's two human generals and a Devil Forgemaster who performs necromancy.

  • Abusive Parents: His father was a a greedy, power-hungry Alchemist who'd insult Hector when he says he's being cruel and his mother outright told him to his face she never wanted him.
  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. Hector is much less muscular than his game counterpart.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original continuity, he rebelled against Dracula because he started to kill humans and also was The Hero of his own game. Here, he doesn't have a problem with genocide and remains a loyal follower. Its somewhat mitigated by having a sympathetic backstory that pushes him into Anti-Villain territory. He does betray Dracula, but that is because he is tricked by Carmilla into doing it.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While the game Hector was a complete badass capable of facing Dracula himself, this Hector is reduced to ineffectually cringing and begging Carmilla's mercy when she pummels him into submission. Even more galling was that he didn't even lose his powers like his game counterpart.
  • Affably Evil: He's the most approachable out of Dracula's generals and tries to stay on civil terms with the rest. While he's fine with the mass murder of humanity, he'd rather just stop at culling them and give them merciful deaths.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Possibly; despite his overall brilliance and the horror-show that was his upbringing, his worldview is oddly naive, and he has significant difficulty relating to other people or interacting with members of the court. At least one theory pegs him as autistic.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin is slightly more tanned than other European characters, but he doesn't appear to be full-blown black like Isaac. His birthplace isn't stated, but it's implied he might be a Turk (due to his ethnicity) or a Greek (due to his name).
  • Anti-Villain: Hector views humans like animals and is fine with the idea of culling some and letting the rest live, but he clearly has his unease when it becomes clear Dracula is advocating for wholesale genocide.
  • The Blacksmith: As a Forgemaster, he uses his own magic hammer to resurrect the dead.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: When you consider it a kindness to cull humanity like herding cattle, it's hard to be anything but this trope.
  • Creepy Child: He had a thing for resurrecting recently dead or decaying animals, to the horror of his parents.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hector grew up with Abusive Parents and killed them at one point.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He's got a bit of a tan going on and white hair.
  • Decomposite Character: Alongside with Isaac, he shares a few similarities with Death such as his necromantic powers and being undyingly loyal to Dracula.
  • Drop the Hammer: He is able to magically summon a warhammer to use in combat.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's perfectly ok with killing humans en masse and reducing them to harmless livestock for vampires to feed, yet he does not at all like causing undue suffering or torture and would prefer quick and merciful deaths.
  • Fluffy Tamer: He's actually really good with animals. One problem: They're all zombies. Notably, he's so good with night creature animals that they act like tamed pets instead of the slavering monsters one would expect.
  • Foil: To Isaac. Both of them are the only human generals in Dracula's council and have a certain amount of disdain for humanity. Hector wears blue, is more personable, and has been noted on his Manchild nature while Isaac wears red, is reserved except towards Dracula, and his troubled past made him less wide-eyed than Hector. Also, while Hector came to trust Carmilla over Dracula it lead to him being enslaved by her, while Isaac's Undying Loyalty toward Dracula was rewarded when the vampire saved him from death.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He really thinks Carmilla respects and values him. Nice job, bro.
  • Human Pet: Carmilla openly calls him her pet at the end of Season 2.
  • Irony: He wished for Dracula's war to leave a fragment of the human race alive as penned cattle for the vampires, living at the sufferance of their masters and with no control over their lives — a fate he genuinely thought was kind. At the end of Season 2, he becomes a vampire's helpless pet, living at her sufferance and with no control over his life — and very much does not enjoy this.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair comes down to his shoulders, and he's quite easy on the eyes.
  • Made a Slave: At the end of Season 2, he is enslaved by Carmilla in order to create more demons for her army.
  • Manchild: Everyone equates Hector with the same child he was raising dead animals to be his pets — a kid who never really grew up. He dislikes the chaos of the bickering generals and relates everything back to animals, something he understands. This makes him naive and easily manipulated as a result.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Like Isaac, he too hates humanity and unlike in the games, willingly joined Dracula to cull humanity, unlike the game counterpart who left Dracula's service when he started hunting humans. Though he often disagrees with acts of unnecessary cruelty and states that while he loathes humanity, he doesn't want a genocide, just a culling.
  • Mystical White Hair: A Devil Forgemaster with silver hair, even as a child.
  • Pet the Dog: Literally. He often raised dead animals with his powers and he treated them as his pets. He is often seen accompanied by an undead puppy during the series. Deconstructed slowly, however: his constant infantilization of deadly creatures as harmless animals is viewed as childish.
  • Race Lift: His animated counterpart is rather Ambiguously Brown while in the games he was pale as a ghost. (It's stated that he's from "east of Rhodes", so he may be Turkish.)
  • Self-Made Orphan: He murdered his abusive parents by locking them inside their house and burning it to the ground.
    Hector's Mother: Hector? Hector, unlock this door at once! Are you burning something out there?! (her and Hector's Father's voices fade out into agonised screams against the roar of flames)
  • Slave Collar: Forced into one of these by Carmilla.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It doesn't dawn on Hector until the season's end that the reason Carmilla specifically reached out to him as her "ally" to stage a coup against Dracula was because she planned to enslave Hector after the fact to be the forger for her own army. After Dracula does die, Hector attempts to break away and gets beaten into submission as a response.

Other Known Members

    Blue Fangs
"Lies? In your house of God? No wonder He has abandoned you."
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (English), Dennis Mohme (German)

The demon at the head of the assault on Gresit.

  • Breaking Speech: Blue Fangs dresses the Bishop down entirely, revealing that he has no protection from God because God is disgusted with what the Bishop has done in His name.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Able to be distinguished from his fellows by his blue colored glow.
  • Famous Last Words: "There's an army of us! An army! From Hell!" Trevor spits this back in his face by whipping him with the Vampire Killer, causing Blue Fangs to explode.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He speaks in a deep, polite tone, but his words to the Bishop are simply scathing.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: After his head is slashed by the Vampire Killer, his body explodes like any other demon.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He has a distinctive design that makes him stand out from the other demons, he speaks and thus is characterized more than the hordes of monsters, and he leads the Gresit assault. This also makes him the final boss of sorts for the first season.
  • No Name Given: We only know him by his Fan Nickname.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he's been skewered on an icicle after several of his demons have been killed, he rants and raves about Dracula having "an army of us from Hell". A far cry from his calm demeanor when speaking to the Bishop.
  • Villain Has a Point: His vicious takedown of the Bishop points out an undeniable fact: It was the Bishop and his actions that brought Dracula's army to Wallachia.

    Gaibon & Slogra
The winged demon is Gaibon. The spear-carrying demon is Slogra.

Two notable monsters from the game series encountered by our heroes after they left the town of Gresit.

  • Bash Brothers: Much like in the game, they battle in tandem.
  • Breath Weapon: Gaibon shoots fire for his part in the battle
  • Blade on a Stick: Slogra carries a large spear that it uses in battle.
  • Elite Mooks: While they're just monsters like the other creatures the main trio fights, they are skilled enough to go toe-to-toe with Alucard and keep him on the defensive.
  • Flying Mook: Gaibon is capable of flight.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Slogra is killed with its own spear.

Other Antagonists

    The Bishop
"The Archbishop would prefer that life in Wallachia be kept simple."
Voiced by: Matt Frewer (English), Humberto Solórzano (Latin American), Axel Lutter (German)

The nameless bishop of the Catholic Church who ordered Lisa Ţepeş burnt at the stake, setting the entire plot into motion.

  • Agent Scully: When Dracula appears after Lisa's execution and demands to know why she was killed, the Bishop outright refuses to believe that Dracula is real despite, you know, the twenty-foot high face made of fire that introduces itself as Dracula and is speaking directly to him.
  • Arc Villain: Acts as one for the first season. His witch hunts set the plot in motion with the execution of Lisa Ţepeş, and he also blames the Speakers for the demon invasion, sending an angry mob after the only people who were trying to fix the situation. Ultimately, Dracula is the bigger threat.
  • Asshole Victim: One doubts anyone shed a single tear for this guy when Blue Fangs tore his face off.
  • Ax-Crazy: His need to destroy heretics easily reaches into this, as Trevor notices almost immediately.
    Trevor: The current bishop of this place is... well... he's beyond insane. Over the top and into new lands of... snake-fuckingly crazy.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: The Bishop's mentality is flawed, self-serving, and dangerous but he believes every bit of it. It's not just that he's taking advantage of Greisit's attack to persecute the Speakers but it's also that he's convinced that executing them will save the town from the Horde, somehow. The Bishop made his living scapegoating and killing innocent people after all.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: The Bishop is ultimately taken down very easily by Dracula's minions once they find him, shrugging off the idea of God still protecting him, and they only bother taking their time killing him because of his direct role in Lisa's death and Dracula's revenge on Wallachia. Otherwise, he's not a threat at all. Even his attempt at killing the Speakers falls apart as soon as Trevor reveals to the mob that the Church was the one responsible for the monster's invasion. Amusingly, Trevor and his fellow heroes don't even seem to acknowledge his death at all if they even knew of it, showing how inconsequential he is.
  • Came Back Wrong: Zigzagged. His body is used to give life to a night creature by Hector on Carmilla's orders. Unlike the Bishop himself, the creature has God's blessing, blessing the river and turn it into holy water to be used against Dracula's loyalists.
  • Canon Foreigner: In the original origin, Lisa's death is merely the instigator of the plot, without much attention paid to it beyond that point. Here, the instigator himself was created to be the first Arc Villain.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His carcass is shown in the Season 2 Trailers and in the series proper, probably just to show his fate. It then turns out he does still have some importance: his reanimated body still has the authority to bless water, thus making him a weapon against vampires. One that Carmilla freely deigns to use.
  • Deader Than Dead: His reanimated corpse completely dissolves into the blessed river. He is probably not coming back from this even if the others tried to resurrect him again.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: His adherence to the idea of "the chemical sciences" (modern medicine) as witchcraft paints him in a rather unflattering light, but in the late 1400s, his opinion wouldn't be too uncommon.
  • Dirty Coward: It's subtle, but he was hiding in his church alone while he sent his lackeys off to kill the speakers, confident the holy ground would keep any demons away. This is in contrast to the other nameless priest that actively was outside trying to help people.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's never referred to by name, further cementing his status as a forgettable Hate Sink that nobody will miss.
  • Evil Old Folks: His hair is white and receding, giving the impression of him being rather old.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's a soft-spoken articulate man, which barely masks his cruel demeanor. This is best highlighted when he condemns Lisa to a painful burning, smirking all the way and saying:
    "I believe she's exhorting Satan not to take revenge on us, which I suppose is almost commendable, for a witch. Perhaps I'll say a prayer for her. A small one.
  • The Fundamentalist: The Bishop is utterly convinced that anyone not directly in service to the Church (like the Belmonts or the Speakers) is an evil heretic that must be destroyed. Also, he sees himself as the ultimate religious authority in Wallachia due to all the other major cities being destroyed by Dracula's forces. He is even like this to the other priests, believing in clerical discipline and disagreed with the Archbishop over it. Considering the Archbishop was shown to be a Fat Bastard that had to be carried around, he had a point.
  • Genre Blind: He is utterly clueless to how much danger he's in with an army of demons running around, convinced that faith alone would keep him from being torn to pieces like everyone else was.
  • A God Am I: In Dracula's Hell on Earth, the Bishop believes that Gresit will be the last major city in the country and that his authority in the Church will be the only authority. As he himself put it as Trevor leaves, for all intents and purposes, he will be the Church.
  • God Is Displeased: During the attack on the town by Dracula's forces, the bishop comes to find out that in response to his abuse of power and burning of Dracula' wife, God withdrew his protection. Seconds later, the demons tear into and devour him.
  • Hate Sink: The Bishop is designed to be as deeply unlikeable as possible. He's a hypocritical, self-righteous fundamentalist who is directly responsible for bringing Dracula's wrath down on Wallachia (by personally arranging for Lisa to be burned at the stake), and spends the rest of the season using anyone not affiliated with the Church (from the Belmonts to the Speakers) as scapegoats. It's even heavily hinted that part of him is secretly glad that Dracula's army has devastated Wallachia so badly since it gives him more authority over the surviving populace in his mad quest to "burn out" every sin in the country.
  • Hiding Behind Religion: His supposed goals of helping the people are nothing but hollow lies for him to get away with murder and heartlessness, and he actually takes advantage of Dracula's rampage to increase his own power and standing within the Church. In the end, God Himself is so disgusted with the Bishop's actions that he withdraws his protection and allows Dracula's demons to kill him.
  • Humiliation Conga: Not only is humiliated by one of Dracula's goblins before killed in the most gruesome way, in Season 2, his corpse is reanimated by Hector to further advance the plans of the Bishop's enemies.
  • Implausible Deniability: It really says something about how brain-numbingly arrogant he is when he watches Lisa's funeral pyre erupt into a hundred-foot tower of flame, manifest into the demonic face of Dracula himself and have it introduce himself as Dracula, before telling the entire city of Gresit Your Days Are Numbered, and he still refuses to believe that Dracula even exists until the legions of hell are upon them.
  • Jerkass: Everything he says is either hypocrisy, cruelty, or self-deluded arrogant prattling. He enjoys throwing his weight around, smirking as he gloats about how much the he controls the people through his church. "I will be the church..." indeed.
  • Karmic Death: Blue Fangs gives him a Breaking Speech on how his Knight Templar ways desanctified his church, reducing it to an "empty box" he was standing in and caused God to turn his back on him. But don't fret. Blue Fangs still loves him.
  • Knight Templar: The Bishop is obsessed with burning out what he views as sin. Whenever someone rises up with a different belief, he condemns them as a heretic that is harming society and seeks to have them killed; for example, when the Mayor of Targoviste mentions he briefly studied chemical sciences like Lisa did, the Bishop shoots him a Death Glare that instantly shuts down his argument. He sees the church as the highest authority and uses the chaos brought by Dracula to rise up in the ranks. Trevor himself is taken aback not just by the man's cruelty, but by the utter conviction he has in his deluded morality.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The man is killed in his own church, then resurrected and forced to serve the vampires, which he enabled to rampage over the Earth. Better yet, he's destroyed permanently in a river he sanctified.
  • Light Is Not Good: He may wear the robes of a religious man, but make no mistake — he is in no sense a saint. Even as an undead horror he can still make holy water.
  • Ludd Was Right: His reaction to seeing the science and technology that Dracula had given Lisa is to accuse her of witchcraft.
  • Never My Fault: The Bishop throws fault at everybody for Dracula's rampage except himself, even though he was the one who ordered Lisa to be burned at the stake as a witch. Even the demons see through these excuses and mock him for them.
  • Nice Hat: He wears the standard bishop head attire, that is also colored red.
  • No Name Given: He's only known as "the Bishop".
  • Noodle Incident: He was absent from Targoviste when Dracula returned to purge it. His talk with Trevor indicates he had a disagreement with the Archbishop over certain church matters and was sent away. What those disagreements were is left ambiguous.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Bishop abuses his authority to use anyone fighting Dracula's monsters not affiliated with the Church as scapegoats to his denial that Lisa's death was his fault. He also seems fine with all the murder, as it gives him a higher standing in the Church with fewer people. Ultimately, his supposed goal of helping the people are just hollow lies to get away with murder and heartlessness. It's no wonder God won't save him from Blue Fangs.
  • Predecessor Villain: He is this for Dracula as his murder of his wife is what drove Dracula to Kill All Humans and thus kickstarting the story.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Forgemaster Hector reanimates him into a servant for Camilla's schemes.
  • Sinister Minister: A self-righteous fundamentalist who throws blame for Dracula's rampage at everyone except himself. It's also implied that he thinks that surviving Dracula's rampage will give him more authority within the Church, as all the other great cities are losing.
  • Skewed Priorities: Even after Dracula's goblins have already descended upon Gresit, the Bishop stresses that extermination of the Speakers is more important. Justified in that he's more or less stark raving mad.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He doesn't have much of a role other than kill Dracula's wife and is easily dealt with by one of his minions in the show's 4th episode. However its that action of killing Dracula's wife is what drove Dracula to Kill All Humans, thus causing the events of the series to occur.
  • Starter Villain: He is the first villain the heroes have to face and he's easily defeated 4 episodes later in the season 1 finale.
  • Tear Off Your Face: The trailer for Season 2 shows some of Dracula's servants dumping several dead bodies from Gresit into a pile, his body being among them and it being revealed that Blue Fangs bit half of his face off.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the flashback proper where he arrests Lisa, she's initially kind and cordial to him, and he's very rude and assumes she is a witch. When she tries to explain that she does science that has been forgotten, he dismisses it, and interprets her warnings about Dracula as a threat. Then he orders her execution. The fact that he survived long enough to encounter Trevor is a miracle, since he singlehandedly brought down Dracula's wrath on Wallachia.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • He has a minor one while speaking with Trevor when the latter calls the Church out for branding the Belmonts as heretics simply because they were doing their job of defending Wallachia, shouting that the Belmonts "never understood the power of the word of God" and that the people of Gresit are his to command and will kill the Speakers if they believe it's God's will, then warns Trevor that by sundown, he'll either be out of Gresit or be dead.
    • Later, when confronted by Blue Fangs inside his own church, he begins to crack under the demon's accusations, vehemently stating that his life's work has been in the name of God and denying that Dracula's genocide is his fault before screaming that Lisa was a witch. By the time his face gets bitten off, the only thing leaving his mouth is frightened whimpering.
  • Villainous Legacy: He gets killed quickly by one of Dracula's minion. However, it clear that his murder of Lisa Tapes still influences the story, even after he died.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ordered that Lisa should be burned at the stake. And he admits to performing the same act to other women.

    Stone-Eye Cyclops 

A monster stalking the catacombs beneath Gresit that preys on those who search for the Sleeping Soldier.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Trevor was only able to kill the cyclops by stabbing it through the eye.
  • Emotion Eater: The cyclops feeds on the terror of its victims after leaving them trapped in stone.
  • Eye Beams: The cyclops fires a continuous beam of light from its eye that turns anything it touches to stone.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: Trevor encounters him in the catacombs once and he has no ties to Dracula's invasion. Furthermore, it's implied that he has been around far longer.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The only thing that can return a petrified victim to normal is to kill the cyclops. Once it dies, all of the human statues in the area return to flesh and blood... including shattered statues.
  • No-Sell: Trevor is able to stab his sword through its chest, yet this does nothing to the beast.
  • Silent Antagonist: The cyclops makes no vocalization whatsoever.
  • Taken for Granite: As the name implies, the cyclops turns its victims to stone with its eye.
  • Would Hit a Girl: It turned Sypha into stone with the full intent of killing her afterwards.


    Lisa Ţepeş
"They could stop living such short, scared lives if only they had some real medicine!"
Voiced by: Emily Swallow (English), Dulce Guerrero (Latin American), Gunthild Eberhard (German)

A woman from Lupu Village who comes to Dracula's castle hoping to learn medicine.

  • Adaptational Badass: She traveled all the way to Dracula's castle, which was at that time stationed in a barren wasteland littered with skeletons on pikes, just to try and convince him to teach her science so she could become a proper doctor.
  • Agent Scully: This appears to be part of the reason why a force like Dracula didn't scare Lisa. As a woman of science, she didn't believe stories about him being a vampire with connections to Hell were true. It can be presumed that she eventually did understand how wrong she was, but grew to look past it.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She won't beg for herself, but she will for her killers' lives, knowing that her death will drive Dracula over the edge.
  • All-Loving Hero: While she was burning at the stake, her Famous Last Words were of begging forgiveness for her killers.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Implied. When Dracula makes a comment suggesting she's interested in witchcraft, she responds to not be called a "witch", adding that "everyone else already thinks I'm one".
  • Badass Bookworm: She storms Castlevania to ask its lord for scientific knowledge, medical science specifically.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: She's an All-Loving Hero who believes in the best of humanity while Dracula's a Broken Ace recluse who is extremely cynical.
  • Burn the Witch!: Her fate, as her medicine is taken for witchcraft.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: She was burned on a stake. There's even a scene of her skeleton being reduced to ashes.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Downplayed. Lisa's first meeting with Dracula had her chastising an immortal and immensely powerful vampire for being rude. The two hit it off not long after.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Starts a romance, marriage, and family with the infamous, terror-filled vampire lord, Dracula.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When the Priest arrives and questions her about what she is doing, Lisa attempts to explain, only for him to brush her off as a witch. In her desperation, she tried to warn him that hurting her would be extremely bad, but this comment came after she had already stated that science had nothing to do with any religion. As a result, the Priest takes her warning as a threat from Satan, and thus goes from simply arresting her, to burning her at the stake. While she might have already been doomed, there's no doubt she made the situation much worse in her panic.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Lisa had bright, blonde hair but even before her lessons with Dracula, she was shown to be quite intelligent and had a love of learning.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Walks up to Dracula's castle and bangs on his door, and asks him to help her become a doctor. When he tries to scare her, she tells him off for his rudeness and that he should travel the world like people do. She also encourages him to use his wealth of knowledge to make the world better. A determined and outspoken young woman who is an All-Loving Hero through and through.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Lisa's first appearance has her hair in a braided ponytail, then her hair is more loose after marrying Dracula. Unfortunately, she suffers a Traumatic Haircut after being captured by the Bishop.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Downplayed. In her final moments, she is visibly crying and in pain, but she doesn't break.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her Chronic Hero Syndrome. She was so dedicated to helping people that it never occurred to her to prepare for actual nasty fanatics to deliberately misinterpret her good work, or for petty wisewomen to rat her out to the church. This ends up getting her killed, and she's unable to stop the ensuing bloodshed that she foresees with her death.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: She was a woman of science, and did not believe in magic and superstition. Her scientific approach largely proved effective, but she still lived in a world where the existence of vampires, demons and magic is a demonstrable fact.
  • Flower Motifs: The Madonna Lily. The unnamed kindly woman who informed her husband of her death brings a bouquet at their now burned down home to pay respect. Lisa's portrait consists of her also holding a bouquet of them. And they represent "mourning love", as Dracula is driven crazy with grief after learning of her senseless death.
  • Good Parents: She deeply loved Alucard from childhood.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Lisa had bright, blond hair and wanted to help others with actual medicine.
  • Happily Married: Though not fully shown, Dracula and Lisa apparently had a loving marriage. He traveled the world as a man at her request, and even though she missed him deeply, she was still happy of the things he taught her.
  • Heroic Bastard: Implied. Lisa introduces herself to Dracula as "Lisa, from the Village of Lupu", not adding a surname. During the time of the Middle Ages, which the series is roughly set in, people who were born out of wedlock usually didn't have a family name. Thus, it's highly likely she was born out of wedlock. Nonetheless, she was a compassionate, kind-hearted woman who could even bring out the humanity of Dracula.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Dracula completely towers over Lisa, as she's barely towards his waist.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Lisa had blue eyes and was an optimistic, friendly All-Loving Hero.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (a human) would fall in love, marry, and have a child with Dracula (a vampire).
  • Intro-Only Point of View: The prologue shows her convincing Dracula to teach her medicine, before cutting ahead a couple of decades to show her being burnt at the stake.
  • I Warned You: She tried desperately to warn the Bishop about what Dracula would do if he found out what he was doing, but her pleas fell on deaf ears.
  • Last Request: When Trevor asks Alucard why he's willing to stop Dracula even if it means killing him, Alucard's answer is because of his mother's final wish.
  • Leitmotif: "Lisa of Lupu".
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Dracula was at least willing to walk among men for her sake and she tried to curb his misanthropic views with her love. When she dies, he commits to killing all humans in revenge for her death.
  • The Lost Lenore: Dracula loved her dearly, and her death at the stake drives him to exterminate humanity in revenge.
    Dracula: "Kill everything you see. Kill them all. And once Targoviste has been made into a graveyard for my love, go forth into the country. Go now. Go to all the cities of Wallachia: Arges! Severin! Gresit! Chilia! Enisara! Go now and kill. Kill for my love! Kill for the only true love I ever knew. Kill for the endless lifetime of hate before me."
  • Mayfly–December Romance: She is a mortal woman who fell in love with and married an immortal vampire (Dracula). Lisa dies before him but only because she was unjustly executed by humans.
  • Meaningful Rename: Justified. Lisa introduces herself to Dracula as "Lisa, from the Village of Lupu", meaning she may not have had a family name. However, after marrying Dracula, she takes his last name, which was customary given the time period.
  • Messianic Archetype: Lisa goes off to help those in need through science, is branded a witch, and sentenced to death. And as she's about to be executed, she looks up into the sky and begs an unseen person (her son, Alucard) to spare her killers, citing they don't understand what they're doing.
  • Morality Chain: To Dracula, something she's blatantly aware of and is deeply afraid he'll slip back hard into his murderous ways if anything bad happens to her. She inspired Dracula's desire to travel, so he travels like a man. When he comes back, he finds out that Lisa was killed, so he unleashes Hell on Earth for revenge as she predicted.
  • Motherly Side Plait: Lisa wears her blonde hair in a thick plait over her shoulder during her first scenes, which also establish her as a caring and pragmatic person who has enough warmth and courage to win over Dracula himself. In keeping with the trend in anime, she's also doomed (although her hair appears to have been cut short prior to her execution, possibly by her captors).
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Combined with Interspecies Romance with Dracula. While he's a Monster Lord who has centuries worth of magical knowledge, his wife, Lisa, is a normal human trained in medical science.
  • Nerves of Steel: Downplayed. When Dracula tries to intimidate her, Lisa is visibly scared, but manages to calm down to tell off the vampire for being rude to her.
  • Nice Girl: Lisa was a kind and caring woman. She even pleaded for Alucard not to kill the people who wanted her to burn at the stake, citing they did not know what they were doing.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Lisa traveled to Dracula's home to learn science to better help others. Twenty years later, she is sentenced to death via burning at the stake for performing "witchcraft". Also the reason why she was alone at home? She had suggested her husband travel to study humanity.
  • Older Than They Look: At the time of her death, Lisa must have been in her mid-late 40s at least after a 20 year time skip from the prologue, but looks the same as she did when she first met Dracula.
  • Opposites Attract: Lisa is an All-Loving Hero with a deep need to help humanity and is quite forgiving; Dracula was noted to be The Dreaded among humans and monsters, had a deep racism and cynicism to humanity (sans a few), and would go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge if greatly angered. And the two were Happily Married.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Being burnt at the stake causes Dracula's rampage.
  • Rags to Riches: Implied. When Lisa is first introduced she had no last name and wore what can be presumed to be peasant clothing, while Dracula had a last name and wore presumably expensive-looking clothes. After marrying him, Lisa wore more middle to upper class garb.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Her first scene has her wearing peasant clothing. After marrying Dracula, she then wore upper to middle class garb. At her death, she was seen in a white dress, presumably her undergarment.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Her death purely serves to motivate Dracula's anger.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Dracula was her science/medical teacher when they first met. Their relationship would transform into love, marriage, and the birth of their son.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Her total on-screen time is counted in mere minutes. She's nice, then she's summarily executed.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Its show in Season 2 that the Inquisition cut her Motherly Side Plait after her imprisonment and she was burned at the stake this way.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Lisa genuinely believed in helping people and making the world a better place, even truly thinking Dracula could teach humans his knowledge.

    Leon Belmont

A French nobleman that moved to Wallachia and founded the Belmont clan.

  • Epic Flail: He wielded the Morning Star, which was presumably used against Dracula if the latter's reaction to seeing it is any indication.
  • Famous Ancestor: For the Belmonts.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: He serves as this for the series since he started the feud with Dracula and left some precious treasures to be used against him like the Morning Star.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Leon had blonde hair, appropriate for his heroic knight look.
  • Hero of Another Story: Trevor only alludes to the great adventures Leon must have had.
  • Our Founder: His portrait hangs prominently in the stairwell that leads into the Belmont Hold, as he is responsible for setting down the family business in Wallachia.
  • Posthumous Character: Naturally, as he died centuries ago and all we ever see of him is his painting on the Belmont Hold.


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