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Frozen Half
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Frozen Half as she appears in Symphony of the Night
Japanese Name
ゆきおかま Yuki Okama
(Snow Shemale)
フローズンハーフ Furōzunhāfu
Abilities
Control over the Ice element
Ice Storm
Levitation
Type
Origins
Original Castlevania lore


The Frozen Half is a new-half (a Japanese term for describing a transgender woman) ice spirit who serves Galamoth.

Appearances

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun

First appearance of the Frozen Half in the series. She appears in the ice stage of Boku Dracula-kun, running toward Kid Dracula and then slipping into him, in a move that predates Maria's belly slide.

BDK Slipping Man
Name JPN
Frozen Half ゆきおかま Yuki Okama (Snow Shemale)
Location
4. Ice


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Two Frozen Halves can be found in the Floating Catacombs. Her sprite is a palette swap of the Salem Witch with minor design changes, but the Frozen Half's attack patterns are more in tone with those of the Frozen Shade.

The player should be wise in making a priority dealing with them as soon as possible, as they can throw large chunks of ice at them or, in the worst case scenario, summon a freezing blizzard which covers almost the entire area (even if the room is many times larger than a single screen size), constantly knocking Alucard back while he receives cumulative heavy damage, and at the same time, preventing him from setting a foothold to counterattack.

Her voice also differs from that of the Salem Witch, which is understandable as the Frozen Half is in fact a transgender woman.

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No. Name JPN Level HP
138 Frozen Half フローズンハーフ Furōzunhāfu 45 118
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
Water - Fire Ice 600
Location Drop
Floating Catacombs Necklace of J, Opal Circlet
Description "Transvestite ice spirit. Servant of Galamoth."


Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Name Title HP EXP
Frozen Half 420 ~845
Drop Steal Location
Turkey, Gold Circlet ~8 Silver, 40 Copper Royal Chapel
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Ice Storm Changes (unknown formula) of blocks on the casters side into blue blocks.


Gallery

Trivia

  • The Frozen Half is one of the few monsters to serve someone other than Dracula (Galamoth).
  • Her Symphony of the Night's description citing her as servant of Galamoth (instead of Dracula), is a nod to her original appearance in Boku Dracula-kun, where King Garamoth[sic] was the main antagonist.
    • Further reinforcing this reference, she only appears in the Floating Catacombs, where Galamoth is indeed the boss of such area.
  • In the original release of Symphony of the Night, she is referred to as a "new-half ice spirit" in the enemy list's description, while in the Dracula X Chronicles version of the same game, she is referred to as a "transvestite ice spirit".
  • The Japanese word newhalf (ニューハーフ) is used to describe someone who is genetically XY and often has gone through hormone therapy and surgery to reconcile their body presentation with their internal gender. It is possibly the only in-game reference to transgenderism in both the Japanese and US versions of Symphony of the Night, and which is surprisingly retained in the latter.

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