|Game Appearances|| Castlevania|
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Super Castlevania IV
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
Castlevania: Order of Shadows
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
Pachislot Akumajo Dracula
|Mythical Lore Origins||Medusa from the Greek Mythology|
Medusa is the powerful snake woman that has appeared in nearly every Castlevania game to date. She was supposedly going to make an appearance in the cancelled "Castlevania: Resurrection".
Medusa is a woman with snakes instead of hair, also portraited having a snake tail instead of legs, that has the power to transform its victims into stone. In early games, she was a big flying Medusa Head. Besides the boss, several floating Medusa Heads appear as normal enemies in most games.
This Medusa, called Queen Medusa in the American manual, is a big flying Medusa head that drops snakes on the floor. She gives 3000 points after being defeated.
This is the first game to show Medusa's more common "snake body" form.
Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseEdit
Medusa was replaced with the Snake Man Sentinel in the North American release, probably to avoid displaying nudity or sexual connotations.
Super Castlevania IVEdit
Medusa appears as a midboss at the end of the Lake section of Level 2, she doesn't leave an orb to be collected after the battle and the River section continues immediately after facing her.
Castlevania: Rondo of BloodEdit
Medusa appears as the second boss summoned by the dark priest Shaft, a reference to the original Castlevania bosses, in which she was the boss of the second level.
Elizabeth Bartley summons a Medusa at the first phase of the fight with her.
Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit
In this game, Medusa wields a sword and a shield, a reference to her Greek origins.
She can block attacks with her shield, stab you with her sword, and shoot out a beam that will turn you to stone. If this connects, she will follow up with two projectiles that do heavy damage if they hit you before you break free from the stone. Speaking lines include "Stone!", when firing her beam, "Venom!", when following up, and "I'm petrifying!", whilst dieing.
In the Game Boy game Castlevania Legends, Medusa is the sub-boss of the fourth stage.
Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit
The corpse of Medusa found in a background of the Skeleton Cave, but is not an enemy or a boss, just a background.
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence Edit
In Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Medusa has a number of attacks at her command: She can command the snakes on either side to lunge forward as a sort-of snake punch; she can also do this with both sides in succession for a one-two punch. She can rise into the air and spill a trail of her poisonous blood to keep you away. She can also rise into the air to drop a plethora of smaller snakes onto the ground to overwhelm you. She can, of course, project beams ("Turn to stone!") from her eyes that can temporarily turn you to stone; if successful, she'll roll herself into a giant ball and rebound around the room, a random number of times, to damage you heavily. Finally, when her energy is low, she'll command large stones ("Damn you!") to surround herself before firing them toward you one after another. There are two differences in "Crazy Mode": She'll do the snake punch in seven-step combos, and she'll do a stone gaze as part of the stone-throwing attack.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2EditMedusa in this game is very different from all previous versions. Revealed by producer Dave Cox, Medusa will serve as a Titan-like boss battle. With a European twist, this Medusa appears as a giant three headed snake creature due to being a combination of the three gorgon sisters from greek mythology. Shown in a trailer to be able to breath fire and turn victims to stone.
|Enemy Data: Medusa|
|Image||Name - Game|
|A legendary monster with hair made of snakes, she will slowly approach you to try and foil your counterattack. Use the Watch to stop her, then attack fiercely.()|| HP: 12|
|'|| Exp: 2,000|| 2.Dungeon|
|'|| Exp: 10,000|| 1. Graveyard|
|'|| 4A. Haunted Ship|
|'|| 9. Castlevania|
|'|| 2. Forest/Lake/River|
|'|| HP: 64|
| 4. Cathedral|
|'|| HP: 92|
| 6. Ceremonial Room|
|'|| 6. Proserpina|
|Snake-headed demoness with gaze of stone.|| Strong: Hit; Stone (absorb)|
| Guard: Heart of Vlad|| Anti-Chapel|
|'|| Guard: Sword|| 1. Entrance|
|'|| 4. Top Floor|
|A sorceress who lurks in the sewer levels of the castle. Medusa has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a huge serpent.|| HP: 105 (90 on Easy, 135 on Hard), 30 for shield|| Underground Waterway|
|A legendary monster whose gaze can turn people to stone.|| Weak: Axe|
| Garden Forgotten by Time|
|A monster who turns her victims to stone. One of three Gorgon sisters.|| Strong: Dark|
Skill Pt: 60
| Burnt Paradise|
|'|| Guard: Double Jump|
| ''Abil: ???|| HP: 2450|
Exp: +1 level
| Steal: ~1 gold, 8 silver|| Demon Corridor|
|A legendary monster that petrifies with a single gaze.|| Exp: 1000|| Drop: Melon|
| Chapter 10|
- Main article: Medusa/Gallery
- She is voiced by Mary-Elizabeth McGlynn in Lament of Innocence.
- The Medusa creature is based on a legendary monster from Greek mythology. A former mortal priestess of the goddess Athena, Medusa was assaulted by the god Poseidon inside Athena's temple. For the blasphemy, Athena turned Medusa into a Gorgon, a monster with snakes for hair and a glance that turned people to stone. Even after being killed by the hero Perseus, Medusa's head still possessed this petrifying power.
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard|
|Annette - Tera - Iris - The Ferryman|
|Dracula - Shaft|
|Wyvern - Serpent - Werewolf - Bone Golem - Minotaur - Dogether - Dullahan - Carmilla - Laura - Hydra|
Death - Giant Bat - Medusa - Mummy Man - The Creature - Shaft's Ghost - Dead Behemoth - Dead Wyvern
|Prologue - Dinner of Flames - A Nightmare Reborn - Hear Now the Requiem of Blood - Bloodlines|
|God, Grant Me Strength - An Evil Prayer Summons Darkness - Atop Countless Terrors - The Devil Flies By Night|
|Breaking Through the Front - Release from the Thirst for Blood - Fortress of the Water Demon - Wandering|
|Divine Bloodlines - Slash - Akumajo Dracula X|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Akumajyo Dracula Peke|
|Sara Trantoul - Rinaldo Gandolfi - Mathias Cronqvist|
|Joachim Armster - Walter Bernhard - Death|
|Elisabetha Cronqvist - Pumpkin|
|Undead Parasite - Succubus - Golem - Medusa|
|Flame Elemental - Frost Elemental - Thunder Elemental - Doppelganger - The Forgotten One|
|Castle Entrance - House of Sacred Remains - Ghostly Theatre - Dark Palace of Waterfalls|
Garden Forgotten by Time - Pagoda of the Misty Moon - Prison of Eternal Torture
|Castlevania: Lament of Innocence Original Soundtrack|
|Futabasha Guide, NTT Pub Guide, Shinkigensha Guide, BradyGames Guide|
|Bestiary - Inventory|
|Jonathan Morris - Charlotte Aulin - Wind - Vincent Dorin|
|Brauner - Stella - Loretta - Death - Dracula|
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard - Old Axe Armor|
|Main Game Bosses|
|Dullahan - Behemoth - Keremet - Astarte - Legion - Dagon |
The Creature - Mummy Man - Werewolf - Medusa
|Nest of Evil Bosses|
|Balore - Gergoth - Zephyr - Aguni - Abaddon - Doppelganger|
Fake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
|Entrance - Great Stairway - Buried Chamber - Tower of Death - Master's Keep - Throne Room|
|City of Haze - Nation of Fools - Sandy Grave - Forest of Doom|
13th Street - Burnt Paradise - Forgotten City - Dark Academy - Nest of Evil
|Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Original Soundtrack|
|BradyGames Portrait of Ruin Official Strategy Guide - Konami Akumajo Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth Official Guide|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Sisters Mode - Richter Mode - Old Axe Armor Mode|