Fandom

Castlevania Wiki

Black Knight Golem

5,171pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Black Knight Golem
Black Knight Concept
{{{caption}}}
Roles
Protector of Claudia
Date of Birth
11th Century[1]
Date of Death
1047
Appearances
Age
Unknown (almost as old as Claudia)


Weapons
Great Sword
Abilities


Family
Claudia (master)
Claudia's father (creator)


The Black Knight is a Golem, a construct of Agharta, and he makes his first appearance in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as the guardian of Claudia.

BackgroundEdit

The Black Knight was created in the closing days of the fall of Agharta by Claudia's father to protect her from the forces of darkness that overwhelmed the city. In order to give her a more intelligent protector than the usual Constructs of Agharta, such as the immensely powerful, though mindless Titans, Claudia's father used as the base of his creation the body of a condemned murderer, which he transformed into an incredibly powerful Golem, covered in thick black armour and wielding an enchanted sword, tempering the murderer's impulse to kill and destroy with an overpowering urge to protect Claudia at all costs. It's stated that what's left of the murderer's mind hopes to redeem himself for his terrible crimes through serving as Claudia's guardian. In order to recharge his energies, the Black Knight must consume evil souls, which has allowed him to stay at Claudia's side for all the centuries since Agharta was destroyed by the armies of Cornell, the Dark Lord of the Lycanthropes.

Since the Black Knight requires souls as a power source, he and Claudia spend most of their time hunting monsters for him to kill and consume. It is said that the golem feels a strong kinship with Claudia, partly due to her being mute, as he himself was originally a mute killer before his corpse and soul were used to create the Black Knight. He helps Gabriel Belmont for a part of the game, going as far as to aid him in the battle against the Stone Idol Titan, but when he returns to their camp and discovers Claudia dead, apparently by Belmont's hand, the Black Knight becomes enraged with grief, and attacks Gabriel. Though the Knight is incredibly powerful, in the end, he is defeated and Gabriel receives the Dark Gauntlet, which was originally the left forearm and hand of the Golem.

StrategyEdit

20-hud boss blackknight

The Black Knight has fire-based attacks and gains more as he loses health. He will swipe his sword, create large shockwaves, and shoot out a line of fire. As you progress, he will add three more lines of fire, and create magical puddles of tar that will follow you and trap you, giving time for the knight to attack. He is incredibly durable, taking damage slowly, and his attacks do a fierce amount of damage. Shadow magic is recommended, though not entirely necessary.

Level TrialEdit

Defeat the Black Knight without using Light Magic: a trial of medium difficulty, you'll need to evade a lot once you get a grip of his attack pattern.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Black Knight Golem
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
DarkKnight Black Knight Golem  [ edit ]
Lords of Shadow (Strategy)
This Golem was created using similar techniques to those involved in the construction of the Titans. (...) Strong: Dagger x2, Fairy x3, Light Fairy x2
Weak: Explosive Dagger, Holy Water, Crystal x2
Size: Medium
Difficulty: High
Drop: Dark Gauntlet
The Black Knight (Chapter 2)

TriviaEdit

  • The Black Knight has many features in common with pop-culture monsters of the Twentieth Century in the vein of Frankenstein's Monster:
    • He is mute.
    • He is imposingly large and superhumanly strong.
    • He is composed of the bodies (or in this case, a single body) of murderers assembled by a genius scientist.
    • He develops a doomed affection for a young woman.
  • The Black Knight may also be based somewhat from the supernatural Black Knight summoned by Cynon ap Clydno in Arthurian legends.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Black Knight was created by Claudia's father to protect her. It is presumed, considered Claudia's age, that he was created circa 1025.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki