In 1093, they returned from a campaign to find that Mathias' wife Elisabetha had died. [25] The Verge agreed in regards to Dracula's characterization, finding him as a "sympathetic character as opposed to cartoonish villain with no real motivation beyond an unjustified drive to be evil". "[19] In a later article, they listed him as one of their favorite monsters in video gaming, stating a preference for the Castlevania representation of Dracula over others due to him having "a sense of fashion and style that few other versions possess. Castlevania - Dracula X (USA) 4,220 26 20 1. Players? [9] Cox mentioned that the voice acting provided by Robert Carlyle helped humanize Gabriel's character.[10]. For the first time in hundreds of years, Dracula was regretful for what he had done. Set in the early 1800s, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon explains how Dracula was defeated by vampire hunter Morris Baldwin. With his dying words, Dracula places a curse upon the land. Dracula appears in the Pachislot games as the final enemy Trevor Belmont encounters. As a human, Dracula was Mathias Cronqvist, a young man with long dark hair and light blue eyes. The resurrection rite took the two women all across Europe and they were chased every step of the way by two vampire hunters - John Morris, the son of Quincy Morris who carried the Belmont Clan's Vampire Killer and Eric Lecarde, a revenge-seeking Spaniard whose girlfriend was vampirized by Elizabeth. Dracula is the main antagonist throughout the entire Castlevania saga. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is a sequel to Castlevania III, taking place in 1479. The brotherhood believed Gabriel was the chosen one, and would redeem mankind. Gabriel returns as the main character in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, where he refers to himself as the dragon, Dracul. By Lords of Shadow 2, Dracula starts questioning his actions. It was only in his final moments that Walter realized what was happening and what Mathias's true intentions were. The series adapts the events of Castlevania III and reveals how Dracula first comes to meet his human wife, Lisa, and later how her unjust execution drives him to wage extinction on mankind. Mathias was very well educated and quite skilled in the art, though he never told Leon or any of his other compatriots of his knowledge, with the notable exception of Rinaldo Gandolfi, whom he had met at an unspecified time. Dracula is 78 pixels tall, and if each pixel equates 4 centimeters, then Dracula is … Hector defeats Isaac, who himself becomes the vessel. With it, he absorbed the soul of a dominant vampire lord, Walter Bernhard, thus gaining his powers. Dracula has tragic history written all over his face to the point where finds himself getting killed by the generation of Belmonts and gets resurrected once every one hundred years in addition to pr… If playing as Shanoa, the battle enters the third phase when the second is completed: here he cannot be damaged and a certain Glyph Union must be performed before he unleashes "Giga Demonic Megiddo", which can easily kill Shanoa with one blast (a weaker version of this attack features in Portrait of Ruin, during the Dracula and Death stage of the battle). His face resembles that of Bela Lugosi's Dracula in the first few games and in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. PNG info. Immortal Leon refuses. Alternate name With his final breath, he uttered a curse that left the land to rot while poisoning the minds of its inhabitants, who pillaged and scourged it without remorse. [21] GamesRadar listed him first on their list of video game villains who never stay dead, stating that he has died more than any other video game villain ever and that like The Legend of Zelda antagonist Ganon, he never learns from his previous battles. Just a thought. In these games, Dracula's return is accomplished through the unusual method of having him reincarnated as a child named Malus. When Dracula returned, he dispatched his forces to pillage the land. With much effort, the Vampire Lord was finally slain. Soma Cruz, the reincarnation of Dracula, inherits his power of dominance over the creatures of the night. Alucard defeats Shaft, then faces his resurrected father. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance takes place in 1748. This look was taken even further in Vampire Killer, where he has no flesh on his body and his bones are exposed. [22], Journalists also commented on other characterizations of Dracula; Gabriel Belmont was listed as the fourth best video game hero who becomes evil by What Culture, citing the twist in how the character becomes Dracula. This game introduced Alucard, Dracula's estranged son. Richter eventually rescued all the maidens from Dracula's clutches, slew Shaft and defeated the Count. Power of Dominance, Dark Arts, Hellfire, Dark Inferno, Demonic Megiddo, Soul Steal, Teleportation [12] Before Gabriel disappears, Zobek tells him he will free him of his immortality if he helps him. Leon eventually rescues Sara, but she is already infected with the vampire's curse. He is given a weapon known as the Whip of Alchemy. He was eventually definitively destroyed in 1999 by the last descendant of the Belmonts. Sometimes Dracula sports a dark sorcerer like appearance with long flowing robes as seen in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Castlevania: The Adventure. Because the evil spirit did not have full control of Maxim, the Castle wasn't whole. The weakened Simon Belmont retrieved all of the remains in 1698 and took them back to Dracula's Castle, where he burned the remains he had recovered. Sometimes he is an old man, other times he is young (Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin); sometimes he's ghostly, other times he appears fairly regular, but he always retains vampiric archetypal traits. Dracula was somewhat shocked to see his son again and awkwardly tried to convince him to see things from his point of view. Instead, he was sent to find Hector, another General who was previously ordered to assassinate Belmont, but had deserted. He was brought back by the zealous dark priest Shaft and his congregation, who sacrificed a maiden to resurrect the Count and his castle. Aside from displaying certain Japanese anime clichés, he still wears attire like he did in earlier games, like a tuxedo and a long dark cloak. 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