Hugh Baldwin is a vampire hunter appearing in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, and Nathan's rival. He is jealous of Nathan because he believed that he should be the successor of his father, Morris Baldwin, and therefore, receive the Hunter Whip. He also believes that Nathan is too weak to fight alongside him. His primary weapon is a sword.
Near the end of the game, he is turned unwillingly to Dracula's side. He is the second-to-last boss and fights Nathan. Nathan is able to successfully defeat him and bring him back to his senses. When Nathan fights Dracula, Hugh rescues Morris.
As a boss, he attacks Nathan with his sword. He can also use the cross boomerang, the Dagger, the Axe, and the Holy Water, which all act exactly the same as Nathan's versions of these weapons. He has a pink dash attack in which he holds out his sword, as well as an attack in which he stabs his sword into the ground, unleashing two giant flames in front of and behind him. Finally, he can surround his sword in white flames of massive size, and swing it downwards. After he has lost enough health, Hugh will begin to flash red, indicating that he has activated DSS mode. In this mode, he now tosses two sub-weapons in one throw, making it harder to dodge. He also gains the ability to release eight destroyable spirit swords, which, if they make contact with Nathan, steal 8 HP and give it to Hugh.
|Castlevania: Circle of the Moon|
Morris Baldwin - Hugh Baldwin
Sealed Room - Catacomb - Abyss Stairway - Audience Room - Triumph Hallway - Outer Wall - Machine Tower - Eternal Corridor - Chapel Tower - Underground Gallery - Underground Warehouse - Underground Waterway - Observation Tower - Ceremonial Room - Battle Arena