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"Please don't die. Come back in one piece."
— Annette to her fiancé Richter in The Dracula X Chronicles

Annette (アネット Anetto?) is a character in the Castlevania series. She is Richter Belmont's girlfriend. She made her debut as a supporting character in the 1993 NEC PC Engine game Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, reenacting this role in a few other games such as Castlevania: Dracula X, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles and CR Pachinko Akumajō Dracula.

In some games, and depending on the actions taken by the player along their journey, she can also be fought as a boss.

Character's historyEdit

Castlevania: Rondo of BloodEdit

After being resurrected by the dark priest Shaft, Dracula's unholy army kidnaps several girls from nearby villages, including Annette, Maria, Tera and Iris. Annette was imprisoned in the Clock Tower.

In The Dracula X Chronicles remake of this game, this event is expanded in an early cutscene, where it is explained that Annette in particular was chosen by Dracula to be abducted due to her ties to the Belmont Clan, which he intended to exploit by turning her into a vampire.

Other appearancesEdit

Castlevania: Dracula XEdit

Main article: Carmilla

Renamed "Annet" in this game, if Richter fails to save her during his journey, once he reaches the top of the Clock Tower, a giant skull will appear from the sky and possess the hapless Annet before he can do anything to save her, transforming her into the vampire witch, Carmilla, and replacing Death as the boss of that level.[2] While her appearance is similar to some extent to that from Rondo of Blood, her attacks are identical to those of Shaft in that same game.

It must be noted that Dracula X takes part in an alternate universe and the events that take place in this game are not part of the accepted canon of the original timeline. Despite this, this plot element was later reused in the remake of Rondo of Blood, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, although the form she takes if she is saved too late is changed to that of a Lesser Vampire instead.

Enemy DataEdit

Vampire Annette DXC
Name HP
Lesser Vampire 92
Location
5'. Wandering (if Annette rescued)
7. Clocktower (if Annette not rescued)

TriviaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood instruction booklet, p. 13.
  2. Akumajō Dracula XX: Holy Bible guide. Kodansha. 1995.
  3. Castlevania: Dracula X instruction booklet, p. 15.

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