Though Jonathan wields the Vampire Killer whip, he cannot access its full power as he is not a direct descendant of the Belmont family. As for my thoughts on the show, as I’m sure you can tell I absolutely loved it. Sumi and Taka used these shows as opportunities to learn Chō's fighting style in hopes of eventually defeating her. We’ll be letting you know our thoughts on whether it sucks worse than Dracula or if this is one worth rising from the dead to watch. Cookies help us deliver our Services. They wish to use Hector to raise an army for them and I loved watching them manipulate him into gaining Stockholm syndrome and trusting them. Be sure to binge the new season--available to stream on Netflix now--before diving in! Note: this is a mostly spoiler-free review of Castlevania Season 3, which is available to stream now on Netflix. Within the eclipse they discover they've been transported to Dracula's castle. Mathias reappears at that moment, using an artifact to absorb Walter's soul and transform into a vampire. There’s a tonne of avenues that could be explored and overall season 3 delivered for me in every way. ; According to the official Castlevania twitter account, Trevor Belmont has 9/10 in Strength and Charisma, 3/10 in Wisdom, and 1/10 in Sobriety. However, their natures get the better of them and as they learn Alucards secrets they start to become paranoid and believe that he will betray him. Germain wants to use the gateway to find someone lost in space and time, while the Priory wants to use it to open a gate to hell and allow Dracula to come back. The game follows Hector, a Devil Forgemaster who worked for Dracula but betrayed him. Fighting his way to the count's resting place, Simon faces off against the vampire, destroying him and his stronghold. He has had to do this season pretty much on his own and we learn through his counterpart Hector what Carmilla’s plans are. After the third Dominus glyph possesses Albus, Shanoa fights and kills him, absorbing the glyph with his mind and soul. After defeating Death, Juste searches for Maxim, picking up Dracula's remains as he moves through the castle. Castlevania Anniversary Collection brought me to the first season of Castlevania. This excludes the Lords of Shadow reboot developed by MercurySteam and Kojima Productions, as the games exist outside of the canonical timeline. Not wishing to remain reliant on the Belmont clan, the leaders of the world look for other methods to counter Dracula's power, founding several research organizations in the years after the dark lord's defeat. ; Asshole Victim: He gets stabbed to death by Sala, but when it's revealed he was a serial killer of children, you no longer feel sorry for him. For example, I had just as hard of a time fighting Dracula in this game as I did in Castlevania II. 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They discover that he has been luring children to his apple tree and killing them with a spike trap. I think we are heading for a big vampire war that will end up with there being a power vacuum once more and in the wake of it the three central characters will become the focus once more. This is definitely setting up a vampire war that is likely going to involve the next arc we’ll be talking about. The ending, including Annette's fate, differs depending on how many women Richter saves. 2 Does Dracula Intend To Come Back? In his home they unearth a room full of children’s shoes and they are all victims of the Judge who too was as evil as the monks. One of the random icons for the series is in 8-bit, showing Trevor whipping Dracula, using graphics taken from the original game. Having waited for this occasion for over a decade, Dracula uses the last of his own power to twist Soleiyu's inheritance against him, turning him into a demon. They discover that he has been luring children to his apple tree and killing them with a spike trap. You can also defeat Dracula as either Richter or Maria, though both achieve the same result. The game is based on the Castlevania series of games, and is the series' first fighting game. 'Castlevania' Season 3's ending sets up a huge vampire war and teases the return of Dracula in Season 4 of the Netflix anime. Depending on your earlier choices, Maria may or may not go after him. Stella and Loretta, twin vampires and his adopted daughters, join their father in his plot. Alucard started off as a kind and gentle person who really was a good egg, however, he is slowly starting to become his father and much like Takka and Zumi, the past has become very influential on his future. Though Sala gets his comeuppance the pair discover that in The Judge has his own secrets. They team up and try to fight their way to it and if you’re as fascinated with time travel as I am you’ll love it. Super Castlevania 4 is an updated remake originally published on the Super Nintendo. Alucard then vows to disappear. Dracula assumes human form with the demon's aid and raises four castles from the earth with a hidden fifth castle serving as his new base. After Chō was called to Dracula's castle, Taka and Sumi took the opportunity to kill her soldiers and free her other slaves. Anti-Hero: The Judge is a serious, gruff Control Freak but means well when caring for his home. The chosen hero fights their way through famous locations including the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Lost City of Atlantis before cornering Elizabeth at a castle in England. The Judge recruits Sypha and Trevor and we discover that there is something very wrong with Lindefeld. 15 years after defeating Dracula and destroying his castle, Christopher Belmont holds a coming-of-age ceremony for his son, Soleiyu. Deprived of Soleiyu's aid, Dracula uses the spirits of the four castles to complete his rebirth, only to be defeated by Christopher once more. Konami released an adaptation of Rondo of Blood for the Super Nintendo titled Dracula X. An ancient vampire, uses these souls to summon and take control of Dracula's castle. Here they meet a mysterious Count, the monks of the priory, most notably their leader Sala and a character known as the Judge that recruits them. It's time to crash Dracula's castle. I kinda got flashes of Thanos in Avengers Endgame from these scenes and similar to the Mad Titan Alucard has been left with little purpose after completing his goal. Finally, they have a purpose and something that will save them from the boredom in which they have been trying to avoid. After entering the castle, Jonathan and Charlotte meet a ghost who calls himself Wind. Dawn of Sorrow picks up in 2036, a year after the events of Aria. Germain manages to get to the library and he gets his happy ending with his long lost love. With that out the way, thank you for clicking this, now let’s get into our breakdown of Castlevania Season 3! His real name is Dracula Vlad Tepes, and is estimated to be over 800-years old by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997). The Leaderboard 641,635 views. I’m not 100% on that but I think it would add an interesting dynamic to see them have to fight one another. In Castlevania Curse Of Darkness, Germain is a time traveler who has a wealth of knowledge on pretty much…well everything. 20 years later, an amateur witch accidentally brings vampire Countess Elizabeth Bartley, Dracula's niece, back to life. Perfect to go on a walk, but before Hector can leave his cell, he must wear a collar, which he reluctantly agrees to. The bosses are harder to judge. Victory leads to a lack of purpose and our three main leads just feel like they’re existing rather than achieving something. By the year 1476, Count Dracula and his forces have ravaged much of Europe, plunging the land towards evil and darkness. This single-handed victory turns Christopher into a local legend, a story passed down through future generations of Belmonts. Because of his distrust of humanity, I can actually see him becoming the big bad that Trevor and Sypha may have to go up against. The anime series that's currently on Netflix. Dmitrii absorbs the souls of several powerful demons, which transform him into a gigantic creature. This is known as a harvest symbol and it represents what the monks plan to do with the village. Castlevania gets better every entry and as soon as a season ends I’m left feeling like Alucard, alone and devastated that it’s over. Either way, I got absolutely hooked by the show early on and it’s another great addition that expands on the prior two entries. All Isaac has to do is kill Hector and then the control that the sisters have over their forces will be lost but it will likely take it’s toll on Isaac who I can potentially see perishing too. Another adaptation, Dracula X Chronicles, was released for the PlayStation Portable. This was another brilliant addition and I really hope that things continue this way going forward. With the help of Maria from the previous game, Alucard finds and breaks the control spell on Richter before defeating his father. All of the pieces are in place for him to become a big vampire and with the war that is on the horizon, I can see him providing a formidable side to it. Shanoa confronts Barlowe, and he reveals his plans to use her to resurrect Dracula. In pursuit of their vampire foe, the heroes travel through a series of magical portraits created to control the castle's power. Dmitrii's soul, previously absorbed by Soma, enters the doppelganger. Shanoa then faces the count, destroying him with the Dominus glyph. Following in the footsteps of his forebears, Simon Belmont takes up his whip and enters the dark lord's castle alone. I’ll talk about this in more detail at the end of the video but it definitely feels like things are ramping up. Since the release of the original game in 1986, the Castlevania series has become something of a cult sensation. Through the series, Konami helped establish the action-adventure gothic-horror genre and the Metroidvania sub-genre. When Shanoa defeats him, he sacrifices himself to complete the resurrection. Konami released The Adventure for the Game Boy in 1989. Barlowe chooses Shanoa, an order member, to serve as Dominus' vessel, but during the ritual, Albus, Barlowe's pupil, steals the glyph, and Shanoa loses her memory. Now she has some allies to help her and it looks like she will certainly become a formidable foe for the characters in the show. Set in 1698, Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest follows Simon as he seeks to undo a curse placed on him by Dracula at the end of the original game. For his betrayal, Leon vows that his kinsmen will use the whip to destroy Mathias one day. Ignoring his condition, Maxim leads Juste to the place where he believes their childhood companion, Lydie, is being held captive. After regaining more of his memories, Maxim confesses to being Lydie's kidnapper. Castlevania is an American adult animated streaming television series on Netflix produced by Frederator Studios.Based on the Japanese video game series of the same name by Konami, the first two seasons adapt the 1989 entry Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and follow Trevor Belmont, Alucard and Sypha Belnades as they defend the nation of Wallachia from Dracula and his minions. In his home they unearth a room full of children’s shoes and they are all victims of the Judge who too was as evil as the monks. Drawing inspiration from horror cinema and literature, the premise centers on the eternal feud between the monster-hunting Belmont clan and Count Dracula, who revives at least once a decade. Now obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on Castlevania Season 3 and what you thought of the ending, comment below and let me know. Castlevania Family Tree Explained! I do feel like they really hit their stride here though and the creative team has pretty much-figured everything out, knowing when to take longer dramatic moments and when to make large scale battles their centrepoint. Alucard is struggling to hold it together. Fighting his way through waves of minions and monsters, he frees other captured women along the way, including a distant relative, Maria, who becomes a playable character. He forms an allegiance with Sypha and Trevor and sort of becomes the third man in the pair. 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