A Behemoth is a great beast of the Earth. In Castlevania, it is usually depicted as a half rotting giant bull-like creature.
Job 40:15-24 refers to the Behemoth as the largest living thing, and also implies it to be aquatic. It's generally thought to have been a somewhat embellished description of an elephant or hippopotomus, much the description of Leviathan in the Bible is generally believed to be a description of a crocodile. "Behemoth" also comes from the same root word as "Bahamut," and has since come to mean anything massive and large.
Game Specific DetailsEdit
Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit
A corpse of the Behemoth (probably the same Richter avoided) can be seen in the colloseum. Here it works as a scenario ornament and nothing more.
Castlevania 64 and Castlevania: Legacy of DarknessEdit
One of the major Boss Battles of the game. It is found presumably dead in a large room in the Castle Center, but when the character activates the crystal behind the wall, it appears to be resurrected, making the Behemoth possibly an undead creature. This is so far the first time the Behemoth has shown its power to the player (other than just chasing him/her). It spits huge laser beams from its mouth causing a great nuclear-like explosion and rushes at you finishing with a heave that throws the player far away. An interesting note is that the more hits the Behemoth gets, the more skin, muscle tissue and bones it loses, so depending on how the player fights, the creature will have a different apperance. Also, if you manage to take down its legs it will begin crying in pain & will no longer be able to attack you; this, awarding the victory in your favor. All you'll have to do is finish it off.
Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEditA corpse of a Behemoth found in the Skeleton Cave and you can walk on him.
Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit
In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, this is an early undead boss that you have to must first flee from, then attack to kill. The Behemoth resembles a giant bull who's hind quarters have been torn off. During the first half of the battle you must run ahead of the creature smashing walls along the way. Once you reach what looks like a colosseum you must fight and kill the Behemoth. It's a fairly straight forward fight, but since you aren't a very high level and don't have access to powerful weapons it can be a tough one.
Castlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesEdit
In Dracula X Chronicles it appeares on the second stage, it is a ""boss"" (if considered) that stalks the player until it reaches a large wall, after passing through the entrance of the castle. It takes a considerable amount of effort to kill the Behemoth, as it dies in 12 hits. One trick is to gather at least 40 hearts (usually carried over the previous level) and use the Holy Water's Item Crash (Hydro Storm) to defeat it. Once beaten, the Behemoth leaves behind a Sound Item.
|Enemy Data: Behemoth|
|Image||Name - Game|
|'|| HP: 24|
| 2. Entrance|
|'|| 7. Clocktower|
|'|| HP: ?|| 1. Town|
|'|| HP: 340|| Castle Center|
|'|| HP: 320|| Castle Center|
|A beast who rebelled against heaven; it fought on even after it was killed.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Piercing, Fire, Holy
Skill Pt: 45
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard|
|Annette - Tera - Iris - The Ferryman|
|Dracula - Shaft|
|Wyvern - Serpent - Werewolf - Bone Golem - Minotaur - Dogether - Dullahan - Carmilla - Laura - Hydra|
Death - Giant Bat - Medusa - Mummy Man - The Creature - Shaft's Ghost - Dead Behemoth - Dead Wyvern
|Prologue - Dinner of Flames - A Nightmare Reborn - Hear Now the Requiem of Blood - Bloodlines|
|God, Grant Me Strength - An Evil Prayer Summons Darkness - Atop Countless Terrors - The Devil Flies By Night|
|Breaking Through the Front - Release from the Thirst for Blood - Fortress of the Water Demon - Wandering|
|Divine Bloodlines - Slash - Akumajo Dracula X|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Akumajyo Dracula Peke|
|Jonathan Morris - Charlotte Aulin - Wind - Vincent Dorin|
|Brauner - Stella - Loretta - Death - Dracula|
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard - Old Axe Armor|
|Main Game Bosses|
|Dullahan - Behemoth - Keremet - Astarte - Legion - Dagon |
The Creature - Mummy Man - Werewolf - Medusa
|Nest of Evil Bosses|
|Balore - Gergoth - Zephyr - Aguni - Abaddon - Doppelganger|
Fake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
|Entrance - Great Stairway - Buried Chamber - Tower of Death - Master's Keep - Throne Room|
|City of Haze - Nation of Fools - Sandy Grave - Forest of Doom|
13th Street - Burnt Paradise - Forgotten City - Dark Academy - Nest of Evil
|Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Original Soundtrack|
|BradyGames Portrait of Ruin Official Strategy Guide - Konami Akumajo Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth Official Guide|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Sisters Mode - Richter Mode - Old Axe Armor Mode|