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Cockatrice
Cockatrice
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Abilities
Petrifying gaze or breath
Type
Origins
European Mythology


A Cockatrice is a mythical beast, essentially a two-legged dragon with a rooster's head. In the Castlevania series, it has been widely related to the Stone element, either by providing the cockatrice with a petrifying glance or breath, or by allowing the protagonist to borrow its stone-status inducing abilities.

OriginsEdit

The cockatrice was supposed to be born from an egg laid by a chicken and incubated by a toad (a snake might be substituted in re-tellings). The cockatrice was also said as being able to fly using a set of wings affixed to its back. Cockatrices became seen as synonymous with basilisks. A basilisk, however, is usually depicted without wings.

It was thought that a cockerel egg would birth a cockatrice, and they had the reputed ability of killing people by either, looking at them, touching them, or sometimes breathing on them.

It was repeated in the late-medieval bestiaries that the weasel was the only animal that was immune to the glance of a cockatrice. It was also thought that a cockatrice would die instantly upon hearing a rooster's crow, and according to legend, having a cockatrice look itself in a mirror was one of the few sure ways to kill it.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Cockatrice card

The Cockatrice attribute card from Circle of the Moon

In Circle of the Moon, the Cockatrice is a DSS card representing the element of Stone. When combined with other cards, stone effects are created, such as a petrifying stone whip, or actually becoming stone, greatly decreasing your mobility but increasing your strength. If one has been lucky enough to acquire the card early in the game, many areas which you were not supposed to reach at that time can now be accessed, as you can now petrify some enemies and use them as stepping platforms to reach them. When the Uranus card has been acquired, the player can summon a cockatrice, which will do massive stone damage to all enemies on the screen.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

Cockatrices only appear in the Floating Garden. While not particularly numerous, they can prove to be much more resilient to damage than previous creatures encountered so far. The recently acquired Hrunting sword can prove to be quite effective against them because they are weak to sword damage.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Cockatrice
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Cockatrice 47. Cockatrice  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
One glare from this bird-like beast will turn you to stone.Abil: Attack petrifies
Strong: Nothing
Weak: Sword, Curse
HP: 380
MP: 500
Exp: 120
Atk: 35
Def: 30
Rare Drop: Potion
Soul: Stone Beam
Floating Garden
COD-010 10. Cockatrice Lv.6  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A cockerel-like monster capable of great agility. Spews stone breath or swing its tail to attack. Strong: Earth
Level: 6
HP: 221
Exp: 9
Common Drop: Jet Black
Rare Drop: Sunnyside Up Egg
Steal: $100
Baljhet Mountains, Tower of Eternity
COD-138 138. Cockatrice Lv.46  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A cockerel-like monster capable of great agility. Spews stone breath or swing its tail to attack. Strong: Earth
Level: 46
HP: 1146
Exp: 603
Common Drop: Jet Black
Rare Drop: Sunnyside Up Egg
Steal: $100
Tower of Evermore

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