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The Princess of Moss is a boss in Castlevania: Bloodlines. She appears at the end of the Versailles Palace stage.

OriginsEdit

Marie Antoinette - 01

Maria Antonia at the clavichord, by Franz Xaver Wagenschön (1768).

The Princess of Moss is actually the ghost of Marie Antoinette,[1] Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792.

Within the kingdom of France, a growing number of the population eventually came to dislike her, accusing her of being profligate, promiscuous, and of harboring sympathies for France's enemies.

During the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal accused of treason to the principles of the revolution, and was executed by guillotine on the Place de la Révolution on October 16th, 1793.

DescriptionEdit

At first, the Princess of Moss appears as the ghost of Marie Antoinette,[1] wearing an elaborated long dress fashioned in blue and gold. She enters the screen from above and hovers around, attempting to damage the player via physical contact. Looks can be deceiving, though, and the ripped-open cocoon in the background should hint them of the Princess's true nature.

After sustaining enough damage, the Princess will stop floating and reveal a much less pleasant form: a monstrous gigantic moth that rips out of her back. The insect itself is the real identity of this fiend, and the human skin is just a veil to conceal its monstrous nature.

Once transformed, the monster becomes more mobile and tends to fly out of the reach of most attacks. It flies across the screen expelling poisonous dust on its path and occasionally makes swoops and dives at the player.

Enemy DataEdit

Cvbl-princess
Name Alt. Name
Princess of Moss -
Location
5. Versailles Palace


Qmoss
Name Alt. Name
Princess of Moss [Second Form] -
Location
5. Versailles Palace


TriviaEdit

  • Her name is a mistranslation of "Princess of Moths" or "Moth Princess".
  • The Princess of Moss wears an elaborated 18th-century long dress fashioned in blue and gold. Variations of this apparel are very common in many of Marie Antoinette's portraits.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Vampire Killer (MD) instruction booklet, page 13: "What is the ghost's true form of Marie Antoinette who attacks people every night?"

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