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Cockatrice
Cockatrice
Cockatrice as it appears in Aria of Sorrow


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The Cockatrice is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a cockerel-like monster that can turn living beings to stone either by breathing on them or simply with its glare. Some variants can also swing their tails to attack.

OriginsEdit

Cockatrice - 01

Cockatrice from Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art (John Vinycomb, 1906).

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 retellings). It 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.

DescriptionEdit

The 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.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Cockatrice card

Cockatrice attribute card from Circle of the Moon.

In Circle of the Moon, the Cockatrice is a DSS attribute card representing the element of Stone. When combined with other cards, stone effects are created, such as granting a petrifying stone whip, or even allowing oneself to become stone, greatly decreasing mobility but increasing strength.

If the player was lucky enough to have acquired the card early in the game, many areas which were not supposed to be reached yet can then be accessed, as enemies can be petrified and used as stepping platforms.

If the Uranus card has been acquired, the player can summon the Cockatrice itself, which will inflict massive stone damage to all enemies onscreen.

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 be effective against them as they are weak to sword damage.

They move very slowly, and after every two steps they will project a petrifying beam from their eyes at an angle.

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

Cockatrices in Curse of Darkness are less bulky and much more agile than in previous incarnations. They run around in a similar manner as an ostrich and attack mainly by lunging and running over the player. Every once in a while they will stop on their tracks and spew a petrifying cloud, or, if the player is close enough, they may spin and lash with their tails.

They can be stolen from while they are expelling their petrifying breath, yielding $100. Their stealing window will remain open for the duration of this attack, making the only difficulty actually waiting for them to perform the move.

They are usually found alone or in pairs. A stronger version is encountered later in the Tower of Evermore, where they appear in more numerous groups.

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

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Cockatrice
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Potion AoS Icon Potion - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Restores 100 HP. Magical Item
Soma 
HP +100
Sell: $100 
Buy: $200 Find: Hammer's Shop
Rare Drop: Cockatrice
Common Drop: Arachne
Red Soul Cockatrice - Stone Beam - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Fires a beam of petrification. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Stone
Consume: 24 MP 
134 AP
Rarity: 15
Drop: Cockatrice
Jet Black Jet Black - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A primitive material used since the dawn of time. Still used to make many basic weapons. Material
Hector 
Common Drop: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Efreet Lv.7/11/45, Lizardman Lv.6/23
Steal: Cyclops Lv.8/47/75
Sunnyside Up Egg Sunnyside Up Egg - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
Fresh at breakfast, just the way you like it. Food
Hector 
HP +150
Rare Drop: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Efreet Lv.7/11/45


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