Malphas (also called Karasuman or Feather Demon) is a crow demon. He tends to flap its 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.
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.
|Enemy Data: Malphas|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Demon Lord of Ravens.|| Strong: Dark|
| Drop: Resist Dark, Ring of Feanor|
Guard: Life Vessel
| Clock Tower, Death Wing's Lair|
|'|| Strong: Wind|
| Common Drop: Barbuta|
Rare Drop: Ramail Coat
| Castle A: Clock Tower|
Castle B: Castle Treasury, Entrance
|A black demon that is accompanied by crows.|| Weak: Holy|
| Soul: Double Jump|| The Dark Chapel|
|A black demon that is accompanied by crows.|| Weak: Fire, Light|
Skill Pt: 12
| Dark Academy, 13th Street, Nest of Evil|
|'|| HP: 950|
Exp: +1 level
| Steal: ~32 silver|| Clock Tower|
|It is said that this monster was once a beautiful woman, a Witch who inhabited the mountains that surrounded the fortress. ()|| Strong: Dagger x3, Fairy x3, Holy Water x3|
| The Crow Witch (Chapter 4)|
|Item Data: Malphas|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Jump again in mid-jump.|| Silver Soul|
| Find: Study|
Game Specific InformationEdit
Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit
In the Castlevania series, Malphas first appeared in Castlevania: 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's Ghost in Castlevania: 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.
Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit
In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, there is a remarkably similar enemy called the Feather Demon. It does not use Malphas' raven attack, but it is very obviously the same type of creature, only redone for the sake of the Game Boy Advance's lower technology.
Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit
Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit
Malphas makes a proper return as a boss in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow in the Dark Chapel, in which he guards the double jump ability. Oddly enough, Malphas is the only boss aside from Menace that doesn't appear in Boss Rush Mode.
Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit
Several Malphai appear as ordinary enemies in late in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
Castlevania: Lords of ShadowEdit
See Crow Witch Malphas.
- Mr. P's Castlevania Realm
- The Castlevania Dungeon
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Bestiary by Darth Nemesis at GameFAQs.com
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Walkthrough and FAQ by Zach "Darko" Long at GameFAQs.com
|Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow|
|Soma Cruz - Mina Hakuba - Julius Belmont - Yoko Belnades - Genya Arikado (Alucard) - Hammer|
|Celia Fortner - Dario Bossi - Dmitrii Blinov|
|Flying Armor - Balore - Malphas - Puppet Master - Rahab - Gergoth - Zephyr - Bat Company|
Paranoia - Aguni - Abaddon - Death - Menace
|The Lost Village - Wizardry Lab - Garden of Madness - The Dark Chapel - Demon Guest House - Condemned Tower|
Cursed Clock Tower - Subterranean Hell - Silenced Ruins - The Pinnacle - Mine of Judgement - The Abyss
|Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtrack|
|DoubleJump Books Dawn of Sorrow Official Strategy Guide|
Konami Akumajo Dracula: Sougetsu no Juujika Official Guide
|Bestiary - Inventory - Julius Mode - Voice Translations|