The Maneating Plant is a huge plant that uses projectiles of some kind, these range from seeds, fireballs, petrifying skulls, or poisonous gas. They have appeared in several Castlevania games and their general appearance is conformed by a bulky mass of roots, branches and leaves at the bottom which makes them either stationary or almost immobile; a long and highly mobile stem; and a big corolla of curling petals, all in conjunction giving them the appearance of a dinosaur-like creature moving its long neck and attacking by spitting projectiles from its mouth. This effect is accentuated by the red color of their petals, which makes the flower look like a mouth with red lips.
First appearance of Man-Eating Plants in the series. In this game they're stationary and won't attack unless Simon gets near them and stands at their same height. They attack by spitting fireballs consecutively in a straight line; however, these can be easily deflected by using the shield granted by equipping Dracula's Rib.
Only one Maneating Plant appears in the entire game and it's located in Stage 1. It can be found by breaking a wall and going through the secret route out of Aljiba, and then breaking yet another wall after dropping down a large shaft. What makes this creature's appearance more mysterious is that it doesn't drop anything upon defeat, not to mention the room where it's found is a dead end, what makes one wonder what the developers had in mind when they put one of the largest and best animated enemies in the game in such a hidden location and making it completely optional.
The Maneating Plant in Bloodlines is composed of several parts, including a flower that drops poisonous seeds, a thorny vine that swings near the flower, and a long vine that can encircle and ensnare its victims.
Encountered very early in the game, at the longest corridor of the Marble Gallery, Stone Roses, as their name implies, will give Alucard his first taste of the Stone status ailment. Novice players may have a hard time surviving these creatures, not expecting being suddenly transformed into a stone statue, unable to move and with lowered defenses, while still learning the basics of the game.
In Circle of the Moon it is referred as Man Eater, which could bring some confusion with the actual Man Eater creature of the series. This monster will occasionally spit a stream of seeds, which can be deflected just by spinning the whip around. It drops a Heart (item) or the rare Diana Card if killed.
While there are several Skeleton Flowers in the Garden Forgotten by Time, only two Man-Eating Plants appear in the entire game. They are gigantic, bulky and move very slow. They have their petals closed in a bud-like fashion, looking similar to a rose, and will occasionally sprout human skulls to damage the enemy. Every time they're attacked, they'll be pushed slightly backward, and when they've sustained enough damage, the petals will open revealing their pistil, which is their weak spot.
Their main purpose, however, may be not so obvious at first; when they open, their petals can be stepped on without sustaining damage. In both rooms where they appear, there are high ledges with doors that lead to other areas of the garden. The player must lure and/or push them near these ledges and make them open to use them as stepping platforms.
|Item Data: Man Eating Plant|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Leather Shield - Low DEF|| Shield|
| DEF +1|| Buy: $400 Find: Alchemy Laboratory|
Drop: Slinger, Stone Rose
| Effect: Projectile Block|
Special: Shield Rod Spell (10 MP) - Defense Up (DEF +20)
|Mystery food ticket [use]|| Food|
| Buy: $2,000 Find: Black Marble Gallery, Reverse Caverns, Underground Caverns|
Drop: Black Panther, Stone Rose
|Restores some HP.|| Item|
| HP +70|| Find: Entrance|
|A blue-green jewel.|| Jewel|
|A food made of fried, minced meat, sandwiched in pieces of bread.|| Recovery Item|
| HP +50|| Drop: Man-Eating Plant|
|Medicine that cures poison.|| Recovery Item|
| Buy: $100 Find: Castle Entrance, House of Sacred Remains, Rinaldo's Shop|
Drop: Poison Lizard, Poison Zombie, Skeleton Flower
|Send pollen flying.|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 15 MP|| ATK +5|| Rarity: *|
Steal: Man-eating Plant (3.3%)
- This creature appears to have been inspired by the 1960 film, The Little Shop of Horrors, in which a florist's assistant cultivates a plant that came from outer space who feeds on human flesh and blood.