For the two-headed warrior, see Iron Gladiator.

The Gladiator is an enemy in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Though he's dead, this horseback warrior still seeks out battles.


The Gladiator only appears in one room of the main castle, in the coliseum-like chamber of the Arena. They are encountered a second time much later in some hallways within the Chaotic Realm.

It consists of two skeletons: one steering an undead horse attached to an ancient Roman chariot, and the other firing multiple fire arrows from the back of the vehicle.

Upon defeat, this enemy may drop the Gladiator bullet soul, which grants Soma the Crush Wheel ability. If equipped, he can launch several wooden wheels which damage the enemy and roll along the ground at varying speeds depending on the floor's inclination.

Enemy DataEdit

94 Gladiator 600 999 1,000
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
55 35 Darkness Light Partially unaffected (will continue to attack without moving)
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
The Arena, Chaotic Realm - - Crush Wheel
Description "Though he's dead, this horseback warrior still seeks out battles."

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Gladiator
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Red Soul Gladiator - Crush Wheel - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Throws wheels at enemies. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 30 MP 
182 AP
Rarity: 10
Drop: Gladiator