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Cyclops
DXC-Stage4
Cyclops as he appears in Dracula X Chronicles
Japanese Name
サイクロプス Saikuropusu
大男 Ōotoko (Giant)
Alternate Names
Red Ogre
Abilities
Great strength and stamina
Shoots beams from his eye
Wields a massive club or hammer
Type
Giant
Origins


The Cyclops is a one-eyed giant whose origin is linked to great titans of history. Instead of fighting against Ulysses, he now acts as sort of an independent contractor, restraining anything that tries to infiltrate the areas surrounding Castlevania. With his strength, short dashes, and a huge hammer, he can do just that; his slow speed, however, gives the common vampire hunter an advantage. In some games, they can only be harmed by striking their eye.

OriginsEdit

In Greek mythology, the cyclopes were an ancient race of giants, the name literally meaning "round-eyed" or "circle-eyed".

Hesiod described them as the sons of Uranus and Gaia, brothers of the Titans, builders and craftsmen. They were giants with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads, being strong and stubborn and with a foul disposition. They were often pictured at their forges.

Polyphemus - 01

Polyphemus, by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1802 (Landesmuseum Oldenburg)

Uranus, fearing their strength, locked them in Tartarus. Cronus later freed the cyclopes after he had overthrown Uranus, but later placed them back in Tartarus, where they remained until freed by Zeus. They fashioned thunderbolts for him to use as weapons, and helped him overthrow Cronus and the other Titans. The lightning bolts, which became Zeus' main weapons, were forged by them. They also created Poseidon's trident, Artemis' bow and arrows of moonlight, Apollo's bow and arrows of sun rays, and Hades' helmet of darkness, which was given to Perseus on his quest to kill Medusa.

The epic poet Homer described them as mortal herdsmen, sons of Poseidon, Polyphemus being the most well known cyclops in history. In a famous episode of the Odyssey, Polyphemus traps the hero Odysseus (Ulysses) an his men in his cave after they entered to stock on provisions. He eats two of them alive that night, and two more the next morning. Odysseus manages to get him drunken sleep and blinds him by plunging a giant wooden pole in his only eye. The next morning, as Polyphemus opens the cave's entrance to let his sheep graze, Odysseus and the rest of his men manage to escape by tying themselves to the animals' undersides.

General informationEdit

The Cyclops was responsible for turning Sypha into stone in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and then guarded her statue until he was defeated by Trevor Belmont and Grant Danasty. Several other Cyclops bosses appeared in that game teamed up with other bosses, such as Mummies and Leviathan.

In Japan he is also considered an "Oni" from Japanese mythology (usually translated as "Ogre") and depicted with a single horn on his forehead. Because of the color scheme used in the Japanese manual, the Cyclops is shown to be red (instead of blue, as depicted in the game itself) and shown with a horn on his forehead, possibly an origin for the "Red Ogre" palette swap found in later games. The "Red Ogre" version of the Cyclops also appears in the final stretch for mascot platformer Wai Wai World 2.

In Rondo of Blood, the Cyclops does his work in the background (cannot be touched and does not damage), offloading boulders down a ramp.

The Cyclops returned as a boss in Harmony of Dissonance, where he is quicker, stronger and can execute jumping and dashing attacks.

The Cyclops returned as powerful regular enemies in the 3-D games Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness. While he did not use stone inflicting attacks in his 2-D incarnations, some versions of him were shown to possess a stone gaze in Curse of Darkness.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Cyclops
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Cyclops 33. Cyclops  [ edit ]
Dracula's Curse
' 3. Forest, 4A. Haunted Ship, 7. Mountains, 7A. Lookout
WW2 Cyclops 8. Cyclops  [ edit ]
Wai Wai World 2
' 9. Castlevania
Rob-cyclops Cyclops (Giant) [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' 4. Torture Chamber
Cyclops1 98. Cyclops  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 49
HP: 4,680
Exp: 4,406
Castle B: Shrine of the Apostates
050 50. Cyclops  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A one-eyed giant. It brandishes a big club. Weak: Knife, Axe
HP: 400
Drop: Turquoise, Piko-piko Hammer
Dark Palace of Waterfalls, Ghostly Theatre
055 55. Red Ogre  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A red demon with horns. Weak: Fire, Knife, Axe
HP: 400
Drop: Curry
Anti-Soul Mysteries Lab, Ghostly Theatre, Pagoda of the Misty Moon
COD-017 17. Cyclops Lv.8  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A huge one-eyed giant. Slow, but few can compare for raw power. Fires a beam from its mono-eye. Strong: Earth
Level: 8
HP: 276
Exp: 16
Rare Drop: Rice
Steal: Jet Black
Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Eternity
COD-057 57. Red Ogre Lv.25  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A huge red devil. Unstoppable once enraged, and capable of firing a beam from its eyes. Strong: Earth
Level: 25
HP: 753
Exp: 155
Common Drop: Indigo Steel
Steal: Galtite
Forest of Jigramunt, Tower of Eternity
COD-141 141. Cyclops Lv.47  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A huge one-eyed giant. Slow, but few can compare for raw power. Fires a beam from its mono-eye. Strong: Earth
Level: 47
HP: 1251
Exp: 819
Rare Drop: Rice
Steal: Jet Black
Dracula's Castle
COD-144 144. Red Ogre Lv.48  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A huge red devil. Unstoppable once enraged, and capable of firing a beam from its eyes. Strong: Earth
Level: 48
HP: 1531
Exp: 872
Common Drop: Indigo Steel
Steal: Galtite
Dracula's Castle
COD-151 151. Cyclops Lv.75  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A huge one-eyed giant. Slow, but few can compare for raw power. Fires a beam from its mono-eye. Strong: Earth
Level: 75
HP: 2438
Exp: 1305
Rare Drop: Rice
Steal: Jet Black
Tower of Evermore
COD-152 152. Red Ogre Lv.75  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A huge red devil. Unstoppable once enraged, and capable of firing a beam from its eyes. Strong: Earth
Level: 75
HP: 2886
Exp: 1331
Common Drop: Indigo Steel
Steal: Galtite
Tower of Evermore

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Cyclops
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Turquoise Turquoise - Lament of Innocence [ edit ]
A stone said to protect travelers. Leon Belmont  Buy: $800 Find: Rinaldo's Shop
Drop: Cyclops
Piko-Piko Hammer Piko-Piko Hammer - Lament of Innocence [ edit ]
Improves the sound effect of your whip. Accessory
Leon Belmont 
Drop: Cyclops
Curry LoI Curry - Lament of Innocence [ edit ]
Exquisite dish using a dozen or so spices and simmered for a day and a night. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
HP +180
Drop: Red Ogre
Rice Rice - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
Rice from the Far East, boiled and steaming. Food
Hector 
HP +75
Rare Drop: Cyclops Lv.8/47/75
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
Indigo Steel Indigo Steel - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
Fairly easy to find, bright indigo in color and pretty heavy. Melts at high temperatures. Material
Hector 
Common Drop: Assassin Zombie Lv.24/34/44, Lizard Shaman Lv.28/43, Red Ogre Lv.25/48/75, Wolf Skeleton Lv.23
Galtite Galtite - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A heavy red metal in many layers. Said to draw out a human's latent power, but who really knows? Material
Hector 
Steal: Crazy Armor Lv.9, Red Ogre Lv.25/48/75
Evolve: Force Glove, Hien


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