Malachi (known simply as Evil in Japanese versions) appears to be based on Cthulhu of Lovecraftian literature. It should not be confused with the enemy called Ctulhu in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which was the English localized name given to the Devil enemy in that game.


Malachi is based on the Lovecraftian entity Cthulhu, a towering, dragon like creature with a tentacled visage, known to cause madness at a glance and capable of acts of massive destruction. Cthulhu is a member of 'the Great Old Ones', a race of mighty cosmic entities trapped for unknown reasons.

In the Castlevania series Malachi draws from its origin quite extensively, with an appearance similar to its literary counterpart; being more anthropomorphic but with a characteristic tentacled head, complete with a squid-like beak. Its distinguishing attack, 'Nightmare' also seems to be adapted from the source material.


The Malachi seems to be wearing a belt buckle, albeit without pants or a belt. It can be seen when they lean back to perform a slash attack. A Malachi also makes an appearance in Dawn of Sorrow's opening cinematic. His attacks include slashing and creating a skull seal in-front of him which appears to shoot a slowly rolling ball of fungus and mold (called Nightmare in some games). In Dawn of Sorrow, Dmitrii lets himself get attacked by one, but copies its attack and destroys it.

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

Encountered in the Inverted Castle, the Malachi can attempt to call forth a rolling orb of darkness to engulf its foe, or swinging its claw at them. In Alucard's case, the latter will inflict poison if he is not equipped with Topaz Circlet. As the Malachi is slow, however, multiple attacks may be possible against it while avoiding the dangers poised by both attacks.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

The Malachi's attacks include slashing and creating a skull seal in-front of him which generates a nightmare that slowly rolls forward.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Malachi
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Malachi-1- 126. Malachi  (Evil) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Gruesome Demon from Hell. Strong: Dark (absorb)
Weak: Holy
Level: 39
HP: 450
Exp: 666
Drop: Dark Shield, Dark Armor
Death Wing's Lair
Malachi 59. Malachi (Evil) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A pagan being from ancient times that strikes fear into all in its presence. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 333
MP: 999
Exp: 356
Atk: 40
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: High Mind Up (8%)
Soul: Evil Sphere (8%)
Cursed Clock Tower, The Pinnacle, Demon Guest House, The Abyss
Malachi 76. Malachi  (Evil) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A pagan being from ancient times who strikes fear in anyone near him. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 444
Exp: 333
Skill Pt: 6
Drop: Skull Mask, Nightmare
Forest of Doom, Master's Keep
Encore of the Night
''Abil: Curse of the Old God - Deals X amount of damage to the player per block on their board.
HP: 900
Exp: ~1575
Drop: Potion, Manna Prism; Mourneblade, Opal Circlet
Steal: ~15 silver, 90 copper
Underground Caverns
Malachi 44. Malachi  (Evil) [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A pagan being from ancient times who strikes fear in anyone he meets. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Holy, Poison
Bind: Nightmare
Soul: Red (2.30%)
Chapter 5, 6, 7

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Malachi
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Dark Shield Icon Dark Shield (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Unholy Dark Shield Shield
DEF +3, ATK +10
Drop: Malachi
Effect: Projectile Block and shield attack
Special: Shield Rod Spell (30 MP) - Meteor Attack
Dark Armor Icon Dark Armor (Evil Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Impervious to evil attacks Body (Body Armor)
Attrib: Dark
DEF +8
Drop: Malachi
Skull Mask Icon Skull Mask - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A frightening mask patterned after a skull. Head Gear (Mask)
DEF +13, INT -3, MND -3, LCK -3
Sell: $2,475 
Drop: Malachi
Spell PoR Icon Nightmare - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A concentrated mass of fear and agony born from the darkness. Magic Spell
Attrib: Dark
Consume: 30 MP 
Base Attack: 8/16 (Half/full charge)
Drop: Malachi
Effect: Fires a large meteor forward. Can hit multiple times.
Special: Fully charged: The meteor greatly increases in size and travels further.
Nightmare - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
A concentrated mass of fear and agony born from the darkness. Bound Spell
Consume: 20 MP  ATK +12
Rarity: ***
Bind: Malachi
First Obtained: Chapter 4
Malachi - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Summon a dark sphere that spews magical energy Bullet Soul
Consume: 20 MP  ATK +12
Rarity: **
Steal: Malachi (2.3%)


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