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Mummy
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Mummy's artwork from the All About Akumajō Dracula guide
Japanese name
ミイラ Mīra (Mummy)
ミイラ男 Mīra Otoko (Mummy Man)
Alternate name
Akmodan II, Mummy Man
Abilities
Can teleport via his wrappings
Controls surrounding structures
Throws or stretches his bandages


Appearances
Most games (see list below)

Mummies (also known as Mummy Men) are reanimated corpses whose skin has been preserved through the ages. They are usually related to Egyptian folklore and first appeared in the Castlevania series as bosses of the third level of the original Castlevania. From there on, they have been common enemies throughout the series, many times appearing as lesser enemies and others as bosses. A particular version, called Akmodan II, appeared as a boss in both Super Castlevania IV and Symphony of the Night.

AppearancesEdit

CastlevaniaEdit

The original Castle Ruins (Stage 3) bosses of Castlevania. The Mummy Men come from both sides of the room, and pace back and forth while throwing bandages in low wave patterns. They share the same life meter, but a mummy will die if it takes the equivalent of half a meter's damage.

The best way to deal with them is to walk to the center of the room to trigger the start of the fight, then quickly climb up the blocks on the left, where the player came in, and toss Holy Water flasks at both of them from that position, while kneeling and scoring a few hits with the whip if possible. Care must be taken, though, as one of the blocks on the left side is breakable (it drops a Pork Chop) and the player won't be able to climb back to that safe spot again. If the player didn't bring Holy Water, then they can remain low and whip at the mummies' ankles, hitting their thrown bandages as well.

The Mummy Men are the first bosses who are immune to the Stopwatch sub-weapon. Interestingly, the pit that Simon falls into in Stage 4 is clearly visible on the left side of the room.

Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseEdit

Mummies sometimes appear as bosses, being reanimated when an evil spirit, known as Death Fire[1], enters their caskets and infuses them with life. They can appear before or after battling against the Cyclops or Leviathan.

Super Castlevania IVEdit

Found in the Clock Tower in Super Castlevania IV, Akmodan II fights Simon on the actual hands of the clock, giving him little space to maneuver. This embalmed and wrapped mummy creature releases waving shards and emits many short-ranged fireballs. He can also teleport in and out via his wrappings.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood / Castlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesEdit

One of the four classic bosses Shaft brings back from the dead is the Mummy Man. In addition to his usual abilities, the Mummy Man can now control stone. When the Mummy Man appears, he can summon large stone blocks (the kind used to build pyramids out of) and send them toward Richter or Maria, trying to crush them while a barrage of wrappings fly through the room.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Mummies are constantly spawning in the desert-themed stages (Sandy Grave and Forgotten City). They move slowly, but when they attack they can stretch their wrappings out and enhance their reach several times. It can also attack diagonally upwards.

The Mummy Man boss from Rondo of Blood also makes an appearance in this game. He retains his ability to control stone blocks, but instead of trying to crush the hero, the Mummy Man tries to trap them between the blocks and the wall, and then commands spikes to come out from within them to skewer the heroes. On top of that, the Mummy Man can also summon the blocks from the background and fling them toward the heroes to inflict some nasty damage.

Soul DataEdit

Item Data: Mummy
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Mummy - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Extend bandage arms. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +13
Rarity: ***
Steal: Mummy (3.0%)


TriviaEdit

  • It has been left to speculation about who Akmodan II really was. In the Master Librarian's Enemy List from Symphony of the Night, he is referred to as an "ancient Egyptian mummy". The name "Akmodan", however, is not a real Egyptian name, but was made to sound like one.
  • Because he is referred to as "Akmodan II", one would guess that maybe he had a title of nobility, maybe being the son and successor to the first Akmodan.
  • The inclusion of the Mummy as an enemy in the Castlevania series was most probably inspired by the film The Mummy (1932), starring Boris Karloff, as the first games included many monsters from classic horror films, most of them from the Universal Studios series of monster films.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Akumajō Densetsu Japanese guide.

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