For the leaping skeleton, see Skeleton Frisky.

Ghost Dancers are enemies in the Castlevania series. They are the spirits of nobles that dance endlessly with great elegance in aristocratic abandon.


Dead nobles that dance together. Ghost Dancers first appeared in Super Castlevania IV, spinning around each other through walls and ceilings, possibly hitting the hero. These were essentially a paired version of the Dead Nobleman and Dead Noblewoman. A boss version of them, called the Dancing Spectres, also exists which waltz throughout the battle area while throwing rapiers. Additionally, they can draw out their own rapiers and charge through the air. In the US version, they are individually known as Paula Abghoul and Fred Askare.

Ghost Dancers reappeared in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. They generally bobbed up and down across long horizontal distances and then switched directions. In Dawn of Sorrow and later games, they again stop when they get to the end of their movement range to split apart. Killing one of the ghosts causes both of them to disappear. They are weak to Holy and resistant to striking, slashing, and freezing.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Ghost Dancer
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Danzomb 32. Ghost Dancers  [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' HP: 48
Exp: 100
Atk: 3
6. The Halls
Cv4-dspect2 57. The Dancing Spectres  (Ghost Dancer) [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' 6. The Halls
AOS-Ghostdancer Ghostdancer3 Ghostdancer2 30. Ghost Dancer  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
The elegantly dancing ghost of an aristocrat. Strong: Nothing
Weak: Nothing
HP: 25
MP: 10
Exp: 22
Atk: 20
Def: 1
Rare Drop: Tea
Soul: Fortune of Light
Chapel, Dance Hall
DOS-Ghostdancer 31. Ghost Dancer (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
The spirits of nobles that dance with great elegance. Strong: Holy
Weak: Bashing, Piercing, Slashing, Dark
HP: 18
MP: 50
Exp: 53
Atk: 24
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Tea (8%)
Soul: LCK Boost (12%)
The Dark Chapel, Demon Guest House
Ghostdancer 116. Ghost Dancer  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
The spirits of nobles; they dance endlessly in aristocratic abandon. Strong: Strike, Whip, Slash, Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 55
Exp: 125
Skill Pt: 6
Drop: Ballroom Masque, Tea
13th Street