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The Demon (デーモン Dēmon?) is a recurring enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an inhabitant of Hell, summoned to oppose vampire hunters.

OverviewEdit

Demons are a kind of denizen of Hell resembling the classic, popular Christian depiction of evil entities such as gargoyles or even Satan himself: long horns, claws, endowed with bat-like wings, and having supernatural abilities associated with fire and black magic. The word "demon" comes from the Greek daimōn, meaning "divine power", "deity" or "spirit"[1].

Although the series has a long list of demons and devils with different attributes and hierarchic positions such as the Arc Demon or the Lesser Demon, these are solely called "Demon" and carry no other adjective.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Although it is called "Demon", the enemy shares its sprite with the Arc Demon from Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. Some of its stats (HP, Attack and EXP yield) are also the exact same.

It moves by flying erratically above the player and attacks by either swooping down with its clawed feet or by summoning three fireballs from within a magic circle that target the player upon launching.

It has 666 HP and yields 666 EXP points, referencing the Number of the Beast.

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

Different from Portrait of Ruin, here it receives a new sprite. Yet, due to appearing much earlier in the game, the Demon is weaker and has been stripped from its fireball-summoning attack.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Demon
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Demon 123. Demon  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An inhabitant of hell, set free by dark magic. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 666
Exp: 666
Skill Pt: 16
Atk: 82
Timestop: Unaffected
Drop: Super Tonic
13th Street, Nest of Evil
OOE-Demon 18. Demon  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A fell beast of the underworld. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Slash, Light
HP: 44
Exp: 22
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 22
Minera Prison Island

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.etymonline.com/word/demon