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Malphas
Malphas
Malphas as he appears in Symphony of the Night
Japanese Name
マルファス Marufasu
フェザーデーモン Fezādēmon (Feather Demon)
Alternate Name(s)
Feather Demon, Karasuman
Abilities
Releasing flocks of crows
Shooting razor-sharp feathers
Unleashing electrical spheres
Type
Origins


Malphas (also called Karasuman or Feather Demon) is a crow demon. He tends to flap his wings and ascend in the air, gathering energy as he does so. He then releases an attack which can consist of razor-sharp feathers, a barrage of crows, or dark energy being emitted from its body.

OriginsEdit

Malphas is described in the Ars Goetia as a "Prince of Hell", commanding forty legions of demons. He appears as a crow, but if requested, will instead resemble a man with a hoarse voice. Malphas specializes in the construction of houses and towers, knowledge of enemies' thoughts, and bestowing familiars. He will attempt to deceive his conjurer, however, and must be treated carefully.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

In the Castlevania series, Malphas first appeared in Symphony of the Night, and was called Karasuman (crow man) in the American version, likely to avoid religious controversy (note that Biphron, Ukoback and Legion also had different names, although Beelzebub remained unchanged). He is the boss of the Clock Tower and fights in the same room where Richter faced Shaft Ghost in Rondo of Blood. Several Malphai appear as regular enemies later on in Death Wing's Lair.

Malphas fights in three ways. After unfolding his wings on the ground, he will draw the essences of many demon crows inside him and unleash them in a massive wave. His second attack is to fly into the air and fire spreading, directed feathers. Malphas can also fire energy spheres, although this attack is not seen as often. However, Malphas is slow to attack, and easy to knock off balance, and thus he is one of the easier bosses of the game.

Karasuman
No. Name JPN Level HP
87 Karasuman マルファス Marufasu (Malphas) 22 500
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
Dark - - - 1,000
Location Drop
Clock Tower, Death Wing's Lair Resist Dark, Ring of Feanor, Guards a Life Vessel
Description "Demon Lord of Ravens."


Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit

In Harmony of Dissonance, there is a remarkably similar enemy called the Feather Demon. It does not use Malphas' raven attack, but is obviously the same type of creature, only redone for the sake of the Game Boy Advance's lower technology.

Featherdemon
No. Name JPN HP Lv.
52 Feather Demon フェザーデーモン Fezādēmon 272 23
Tolerance Weakness Drop
- - Barbuta (Common), Ramail Coat (Rare)
Location
Clock Tower (A), Castle Treasury (B), Entrance (B)


Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

Malphas makes a cameo in Aria of Sorrow, as his soul is the one that gives Soma the ability to double jump. However, Malphas himself does not actually appear in the game.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

Malphas makes a proper return as a boss in Dawn of Sorrow in the Dark Chapel, in which he guards the double jump ability (an odd to Aria of Sorrow). Oddly enough, Malphas is the only boss aside from Menace that doesn't appear in Boss Rush Mode.

Malphas
No. Name JPN HP MP ATK
104 Malphas マルファス Marufasu 1,200 800 52
Tolerance Weakness
Time Stop (unaffected) Holy
Location Drop Soul EXP
The Dark Chapel - Double Jump (Grey) 1,500
Description "A black demon that is accompanied by crows."


Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Several Malphai appear as ordinary enemies in the later areas of Portrait of Ruin.

Malphas
No. Name JPN HP
82 Malphas マルファス Marufasu 666
Tolerance Weakness
- Holy, Fire
Location Drop EXP SP
Dark Academy, 13th Street, Nest of Evil - 573 12
Description "A black demon that is accompanied by crows."


Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the NightEdit

Name Title HP EXP
Karasuman - 950 +1 Level
Drop Steal Location
- 32 silver Clock Tower
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
- - -
- - -


Castlevania: Lords of ShadowEdit

Main article: Crow Witch Malphas

The Crow Witch Malphas appears in Lords of Shadow as a boss with a backstory.

Soul DataEdit

Item Data: Malphas
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Silver Souls Malphas - Double Jump - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Jump again in mid-jump. Ability Soul
Soma 
Find: Study
Silver Souls Malphas - Dawn of Sorrow
Execute a double jump. Ability Soul
Soma 
Find: The Dark Chapel


GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Malphas can perform an attack similar to the Holy Lightning spell performed by members of the Belnades Clan. At some point while confronting him, he may hover in the air and slowly build up energy. After enough energy has been gathered, he will unleash four giant electrical spheres which will travel in an arcing pattern, and which also have homing properties (although very slightly).
  • The name "Karasuman" is a blend of the Japanese word Karasu (カラス) meaning 'crow', and the English word 'man', roughly translating into "Crowman".

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