In Greek mythology, Nyx was the goddess of night who was a primordial deity, existing at the beginning of creation. While not stated to be of evil nature many of her children did display more negative aspects including dominion over blame, deception and death to name a few.
Little of this history seems to have been taken into account by the Castlevania series and she is now depicted as demonic nurse. Her resistance to the Holy attribute and her item drop 'Princess Coat' may be reference to her more glamorous origins.
As a nurse Nyx now carries a huge syringe, and attacks by lunging at the player. If stuck by the needle, the player will be poisoned. She also speaks in a manner one would expect of a nurse, saying things like "Medicine Time" (before attacking with her poison syringe) and "Don't you feel better now?" (after hitting the player with her poison needle).
The Nyx of Greek myth was also the mother of Thanatos (the greek personification of Death), however it is unknown if she has any relation (at all) to Death (other than both being servants of Dracula's).
- This enemy bears an uncanny resemblence to the Yu-Gi-Oh! monster, Injection Fairy Lily, which could be intentional given the amounts of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards that have given a nod to Castlevania.
- Her use of a syringe that poisons may be an allusion to nurse's (and doctors) who intentially poison their patients, commonly refered to as "Angels of Mercy" or "Angels of Death". However, her ability to inflict poison may be related to her nature as a demonic nurse. Since nurses are associated with healing, it makes sense that a demonic nurse would do the opposite, instead of curing the sick, it causes one to become sick (via poison).
|Enemy Data: Nyx|
|Image||Name - Game|
|The master of night.|| Strong: Holy|
Weak: Whip, Piercing, Petrify
Skill Pt: 6
| Drop: Heart, Princess Coat|| 13th Street, Nest of Evil|