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Behemoth
RoB Behemoth
Behemoth's artwork from Rondo of Blood
Japanese Name
ベヒーモス Behīmosu
ベヒモス Behimosu
Alternate Names
Bull, Mammoth Bull Demon
Abilities
Great strength and stamina
Laser breath
Spits out guts
Sticks out "tongue" made of entrails
Type


The Behemoth is a great beast of biblical origins. In Castlevania, it is usually portrayed as a half rotting giant bull-like creature.

OriginsEdit

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Behemoth and Leviathan by William Blake, from his Illustrations of the Book of Job

The Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24, where it is referred to as the largest living thing in existence and also implied to be aquatic. Suggested identities range from a mythological creature to an elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros or buffalo. Some creationists believe it to be a description of a sauropod, due to its tail being described as like a "cedar tree".

The name "Behemoth" also comes from the same root word as "Bahamut". Metaphorically, the name has come to be used for any extremely large or powerful entity.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Rondo of BloodEdit

First appearance of the Behemoth in the series. His glowing eyes can barely be seen approaching in the background the moment the player crosses the drawbridge and enters the castle at the end of the first section of the Entrance stage. Shortly afterward, the Behemoth breaks into the castle through a wall and starts rushing at the player. Since it's more likely that Maria hasn't been rescued yet, this chasing scene can prove to be rather difficult for Richter. If the player can't kill the Behemoth but manages to make it to the next section of the stage, it will ram into a wall and die.

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Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Behemoth 24 1,000
Location
Stage 2: Entrance


The reanimated carcass of the Behemoth returns once more as part of Shaft Ghost's fight at the end of the Clock Tower.

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Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Dead Behemoth - -
Location
Stage 7: Clock Tower (summoned during the boss fight)


Castlevania: Dracula XEdit

A graphically enhanced reenactment from its appearance in Rondo of Blood, the Behemoth chases after Richter in the very first level of the game. Upon defeat, it drops a Food item; otherwise, the player can just run away or lure it into falling down a chasm at the end of that stage's section.

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Name JPN
Behemoth
Locatiom
Stage 1: Village
Requirement None


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

A corpse of a Behemoth (probably the same Richter avoided) can be seen in the Colosseum. Here it works only as a scenario ornament and nothing more.

Castlevania (Nintendo 64)Edit

One of the major boss battles in the game. The Behemoth is found presumably dead in a large arena at the Castle Center. Once the player activates the big crystal revealed after exploding the previously sealed wall, however, the Behemoth appears to be resurrected, making it probably an undead creature. This is so far the first time the Behemoth has shown its real power in the series (other than just chasing the player). It shoots huge laser beams from its mouth, causing a great nuclear-like explosion, and rushes at the player finishing with a heave that throws them far away. It's worth mentioning that the more hits it takes, the more skin, muscle tissue and bones it loses; so depending on how the player fights it, the creature will have a different appearance. Also, if the player manages to take down its legs, it will collapse and start roaring in pain, no longer being able to move or attack, thus awarding the victory in the player's favor as all they have to do then is finish it off.

64-MBD
Name JPN HP
Mammoth Bull Demon ベヒモス Behimosu 340
Location
Castle Center


Castlevania: Legacy of DarknessEdit

Same appearance as in the previous game, only its name and HP have been altered.

64-MBD
Name JPN HP
Bull ベヒモス Behimosu 320
Location
Castle Center


Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit

A corpse of a Behemoth can be found in the Skeleton Cave of Harmony of Dissonance.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

In Portrait of Ruin, this is an early undead boss the player must first flee from, then confront to kill. The Behemoth resembles a giant bull who's hind quarters have been torn off. During its introductory scene, the heroes must run ahead of the creature, smashing pillars along the way. The beast will continue on its path, smashing through walls and leaving rubble behind, leaving the heroes with no means to give further pursuit.

After obtaining the Acrobat Cube in the City of Haze, Jonathan and Charlotte will have the means necessary to reach what looks like a Colosseum, where they must fight and kill the Behemoth. It's a fairly straightforward fight, but since the heroes most likely are not at a high level and haven't got access to powerful weapons yet, it can be a tough one.

Behemoth
No. Name JPN HP
140 Behemoth ベヒモス Behimosu 800
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Slash, Fire, Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Entrance - - 1,000 45
Description "A beast who rebelled against heaven; it fought on even after it was killed."


Castlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesEdit

In Dracula X Chronicles, the Behemoth appears on the second stage. It could be considered a mid-boss who 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.

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TriviaEdit

  • A later boss in the series, Gergoth, shares several traits the Behemoth had in Castlevania (N64) and Legacy of Darkness, being a rotting monster with the ability to shoot lasers and a weakness on its legs.

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