Not to be confused with Maneating Plant.

The Man Eater (also spelled Man-Eater or Maneater) is a tentacled insect that lodges itself inside a gigantic skull and attacks by extending its tentacles or shooting ripple lasers.


Super Castlevania IVEdit

In the international versions of the game, the creature is known as Puwexil. Spelled backwards, "Puwexil" reads "lix ew up"; this can be interpreted as "licks you up", which is one of its attacks.

Puwexil デスブレスヘッド Desuburesuheddo (Death Breath Head) 62 0 3
Stage 4: Outer Keep

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

In Aria of Sorrow, all three of the Man-Eater's tentacles must be destroyed before it is killed. Each one of them has 666 HP. Using the Chronomage's soul won't stop the Man-Eater itself, although it actually affects its ripple lasers. A Man-Eater also appears in Boss Rush Mode, despite not being a boss in this game.

65 Man-Eater マンイーター Manītā 666 666 444
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
45 35 - Sword Unaffected / Ripple Laser is affected
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Underground Reservoir - Rahab's Frost Ripple Laser (Bullet Soul)
Description "A worms that subsists on skulls."

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

The Maneater is the boss of the Skeleton Cave in Order of Ecclesia. It attacks by tossing bouncing skulls and bones, smashing into Shanoa, shooting a ripple laser and reaching out to her with its tentacles. Unlike its appearance from Aria of Sorrow, where it consisted of one skull with eyeballed-tentacles coming out of the eyes and mouth, it now looks like a giant, multiple-faced skull with eyeless tentacles. It has three attacks:

  • Having the tentacles fire off ripple lasers. Even though they can be dodged by jumping through the laser, they are still hard to dodge.
  • Smashing itself into Shanoa.
  • Spawning bouncing bone projectiles.

If the player wants this fight to end quickly, they should attack the tentacles, as they are weak to Slash attacks, making the Vol Confodere glyph effective, or use the Luminatio glyph, as it will hit multiple times dealing good damage. If on the contrary, the player wants the fight to last a while, they should use the Vol Macir glyph to attack the skull. The tentacles, however, are the true weak spots of this boss, because they will abruptly stop attacking when one is damaged, and they'll retract back into the skull as well. The reward for defeating the Maneater is the Ordinary Rock relic, which allows Shanoa to perform double jumps.

The Maneater resembles Legion from Circle of the Moon, except that this one is larger and with skulls instead of human faces.

Ooe maneater
111 Maneater マンイーター Manītā 2,500 51
Tolerance Weakness
- Slash, Flame, Light
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Skeleton Cave Guards the Ordinary Rock - 1,500 40
Description "This monstrous insect buzzes about inside a great skull."

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Man Eater
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Medal OoE Icon Maneater Medal (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
Medal awarded for defeating the monster insect, Maneater. Item (Boss Medal)
Sell: (cannot be sold)  Drop: Maneater
Conditions: Defeat Maneater without taking damage.