|Game Appearances||Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin|
|Mythical Lore Origins|
Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit
Dagon is the final boss of the Forest of Doom and is fought underwater.
The battle against Dagon takes place in a pond filled with water, therefore allowing for a much greater vertical movement. Dagon's only weakspot is the frog-like part and can be reached by swimming towards it. It uses the following moves to attack:
- A water cannon attack that consists of two steps: First, Dagon will suck in all water present. This will cause any lingering tadpoles (mentioned below) to fall down. After bloating up from all the water, Dagon will start shooting out a jet of water. It starts firing at the ground and will then proceed to turn its head upwards while still shooting. As the attack continuses, water will fill the pool again. To avoid this attack, stay in a corner until some water is in the pool again, then proceed to jump towards Dagon and keep swimming above his head. In addition to this, the spells Clear Skies and Dark Rift can also fully neutralize the water cannon.
- Releasing small tadpoles that float up towards the surface. They come down again when the water is drained. The best way to handle this attack is to take out the tadpole while the water is still high.
- A slow arching jump from let to the right or vice versa. Simply run or slide into the opposite direction of the jump to avoid this attack.
The name Dagon comes from an ancient middle-eastern god, mostly attributed to the Philistines. He is mentioned prominently in the Old Testament of the Bible as a Philistene god, specifically in I Samuel. Idols of Dagon have been discovered, and the god was depicted as half-fish half-man. The word itself is related to the Hebrew term for "Fish."
Dagon is often association with the the author of H. P. Lovecraft in pop-culture. Lovecraft's depiction of Dagon in The Shadow Over Innsmouth as a horrific, fishlike monstrosity, is likely the inspiration for the Castlevania monster.
Dagon's sprite seems to resemble the monster Bogun from the TV Show and Super Nintendo game, Ultraman: Towards the Future (Ultraman Great).
|Enemy Data: Dagon|
|Image||Name - Game|
|A creature of the swamp.|| Strong: Ice, Dark|
Weak: Fire, Holy
Skill Pt: 55
| Guard: Toad Morph|| Forest of Doom|
|Jonathan Morris - Charlotte Aulin - Wind - Vincent Dorin|
|Brauner - Stella - Loretta - Death - Dracula|
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard - Old Axe Armor|
|Main Game Bosses|
|Dullahan - Behemoth - Keremet - Astarte - Legion - Dagon |
The Creature - Mummy Man - Werewolf - Medusa
|Nest of Evil Bosses|
|Balore - Gergoth - Zephyr - Aguni - Abaddon - Doppelganger|
Fake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
|Entrance - Great Stairway - Buried Chamber - Tower of Death - Master's Keep - Throne Room|
|City of Haze - Nation of Fools - Sandy Grave - Forest of Doom|
13th Street - Burnt Paradise - Forgotten City - Dark Academy - Nest of Evil
|Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Original Soundtrack|
|BradyGames Portrait of Ruin Official Strategy Guide - Konami Akumajo Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth Official Guide|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Sisters Mode - Richter Mode - Old Axe Armor Mode|