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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Castlevania fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Authors and Websites

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General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Castlevania: All His Engines by Legend Maker

  • Recommended by: Gamerex 27, Yuihime, Kazeto
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For centuries, Dracula has warred upon humanity. For centuries, Dracula has been certain in their inferiority. For centuries, Dracula has never been proven wrong. Dracula is about to get a different answer to his question of what a man is...
  • Tags: Drama, Adventure
  • Comments:
    • This is an amazing oneshot, with some of the most incredible characterization that this troper has ever seen. It really delves into the mind of Dracula, and the OCs are all believable and realistic by Castlevania's standards.
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    • While the story is not what I had been hoping for when I had stumbled upon this fiction (and at that time I was looking for heavily psychological and/or philosophical fictions, with this fiction not being heavy), it is still a very pleasant read. I recommend wholeheartedly to every person familiar with Castlevania lore.

Nocturne of Ruin by Draconic

  • Recommended by: Tailikku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dracula's castle has risen again, and dark forces are at work. It's up to Jonathan, Charlotte, the Lecarde sisters, and two familiar friends to traverse Castlevania again and put an end to the horrific plans of an almost as familiar enemy from ages past.
  • Tags: Adventure, Romance
  • Comments: Excellently written. This story manages to act as a sequel to Portrait of Ruin by including elements from other games, notably Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Symphony of the Night, and Lament of Innocence. Also pokes fun at bad translations from previous games and makes nods towards the horror films that inspired the series in the first place.
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  • Has its own tropes page.

En Medias by foxinthestars

  • Recommended by: skywalkerstar99
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Alucard tells the story of his life."
  • Tags: Angst, Supernatural
  • Comments: It's an AU, but done in a way that's believable, thought-out, and even moving. Somewhat reminiscent of Interview With the Vampire or even Frankenstein, it uses the framework of Alucard answering Maria's question of why he must submerge his powers. The angst is strong with this one and it does move a little slow at times, but the writing is well above average.

Forgotten by Hotaru-hime

  • Recommended by: Draconic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Mina POV. For love, he declared war against God. For love, he declared war against mankind. What would he do if he ever lost her again?"
  • Tags: Horror, Romance
  • Comments: A beautiful story that elegantly ties Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow directly to Lament of Innocence and onward to Symphony of the Night. It acts as a sequel to Dawn of Sorrow as well, making it perfect for fans of Soma, and as it's told from Mina's perspective, her fans will fall in love with this fic very quickly. It also features Julius, Yoko, Arikado/Alucard, and even Hammer; the entire cast of protagonists from Aria & Dawn, really. It displays Soma's connection to Dracula through Mina's point of view in a very clever way, as well as drawing a very sympathetic Mathias/Dracula, even while showing his ruthlessness as a vampire.

Rebirth by Orionali

  • Recommended by: eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zobek is dead, Lucifer has been vanquished, Vampire Killer recovered, Wygol saved. What awaits the Prince of Darkness and his Heir now? A Reverie, a Resurrection, a Revelation, a Rebirth.
  • Tags: Adventure, Spiritual
  • Comments: The blending of additional biblical themes, as well expanding on LoS's background lore paints a stronger realm in Rebirth here as Dracula goes down an unfamiliar path with Alucard, some of which could fall under Fridge Brilliance when taken in context.

It's Never Late for Forgiveness By Altheryon

  • Recommended by: Hellucard 15
  • status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a cult's new attempt to resurrect the lord of darkness,Soma starts to have visions of his past life as Mathias Cronqvist and his wrongdoings as Dracula and slowly he awakens his true self, while he deals with the deep scars, nightmares and anguish regrets, dreading the reactions of his friends on his returning memories, learning Arikado's true identity and finding redemption.

In a Castle by Mars Dragon

  • Recommended by: Steel Edge
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Alucard heard the story of Leon Belmont four times, and all of them were true.
  • Comments: An interesting take on how the Belmont origin story mutated over time. They're not just muddled versions of each other; details such as what Leon was up to during the Crusades change every time.

Purif-Eye by demonfox38

  • Recommended by: Lermis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's the latest craze in monster hunting — both real and fake. When Soma and Arikado turn up as monsters in the game, what can Mina do to protect them from obsessed fanatics?
  • Tags: What your parents think Pokémon Go actually is
  • Comments: While the premise sounds silly, it actually turns out to be quite horrifying. Imagine a game as popular as Pokémon GO at its peak, except that it can actually kill people, and quite horrifically at that. It contains excellent characterization and some smart Mythology Gags.

Dedication by demonfox38

  • Recommended by: Lermis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You've been looking forward to these papers for a long time, haven't you? You wanted to know the truth behind all of the deaths, but no one would tell you. All of the personal testimony you could ever want is now in your hand. Will you open the envelope and find out what happened to your poor, dear friend?
  • Tags: Assassination, Hospitalization, Mass Contamination
  • Comments: The website warns you that the content is graphic and they are right. The fic is written in the same style as the original Dracula, with it entirely compromised by reports and text messages between the characters. There's an ever-building sense of tension as there is no telling what the eventual fate of the characters will be, but it's worth it in the end.

Alternate Universe

Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.

Blood Is by eiahmon

  • Recommended by: eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Trevor wasn't the only one who had the truth of his parentage kept from him by the Brotherhood.
  • Tags: Drama, Family, AU
  • Comments: What happens if the rumors that Gabriel Belmont was the son of the noble Cronqvist family were actually true? This fic answers that question and how the events after the first game could have diverged greatly.

Red Road by Cosmic Sky

  • Recommended by: eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Before Simon handed Alucard the mirror shard he looked into it and saw what happened to Gabriel and Trevor. His thoughts and questions on his family legacy and what he intends to do carrying on Belmont the name.
  • Comments: It originally started off as a one-shot of Simon, but each chapter is a reflection of various characters through the trilogy.

One Light Burning by eiahmon

  • Recommended by: eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. When Alucard wakes in his sarcophagus, he doesn't look at the mirror and so does not regain his memory of what had happened to him. Instead he finds his father, and the entire world shifts.
  • Comments: It's an interesting take on "what if" Alucard never knew what he was courtesy of the Mirror of Fate/the Lost Soul showing what had happened, and the few actual interactions he has with Simon Belmont.


Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

None yet.

Crossover Fics

A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.

Equestrylvania by Brony_Fife

  • Recommended by: bifferboffer
  • Status: Deadnote 
  • Crossover With: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Synopsis: Canterlot Castle has vanished overnight, and a strange new castle has taken its place. Upon investigating, Twilight Sparkle finds that a new evil has been unleashed upon Equestria. Does she and her companions stand a chance against the evil of Count Dracula?
  • Tags: Sex, Gore, Adventure, Dark, Original Character, Horror
  • Comments: Instead of going for action, the author instead heads into a straight-up horror story. While there is plenty of action, there is much more in the way of scares.
  • Has it's own page.

Lyrics of Sorrow by LoneWolf218

  • Recommended by: SAMAS and Draconic
  • Status: Complete, sequel in progress
  • Crossover With: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
  • Synopsis: Soma Cruz is called to investigate the cause of a sudden unnatural eruption of plant life. He soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle between children for artifacts of unimaginable power, artifacts more local forces of darkness start to take an interest in.
  • Tags: Adventure
  • Comments: (TV Tropes page)

Queen of Blood by ''SirWill''

  • Recommended by nitewind, Waltz Burg Nacht
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Synopsis: Taylor Hebert dies in the locker. Then she wakes up in her grave, changed. Powerful. With faint memories of a life not her own. And why does she dream of a castle in the mountains?
  • Tags:
  • Comments: (TV Tropes pages)

Anthology by Iniora Nackatori

  • Recommended by: eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Synopsis: Buffy Summers, daughter of Joyce Summers, granddaughter of... Vincent Belmont. Fate didn't pick Buffy to be the Slayer just because; it picked her to screw with her bloodline. Which is something her great-to-the-n'th-degree grandpa Gabriel is Not Amused with...
  • Tags: Family, One-shot but plot is up for adoption

Not the intended use by Zantentsuken Reverse.

  • Recommended by: Lermis
  • Status: Abandoned, but with several spinoffs in progress.
  • Crossover with: Shin Megami Tensei
  • Synopsis: After the events of DoS, Soma has returned to normal life. Well, as normal as you can get when abusing your freaky magic powers for the most mundane tasks. Since when is magic only useful in evil cursed castles?
  • Comments: Original fic is not on the crossover section of because the SMT characters were only supposed to be cameos. The following spinoffs are all appropriately labeled as crossovers. As the synopsis claims, it takes place after the Castlevania: Chronicles of Sorrow games and follows Soma during his college years. Also, the fic and spinoffs are comedy gold.
  • Now with it's own page.

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