|Game Appearances|| |
|Mythical Lore Origins|
- "You too shall be my puppets!"
- —The Puppet Master, in Harmony of Despair's second level intro.
Puppet Master appears in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow as the 1st boss of the Demon Guest House area, more or less the 4th boss you fight in the game. He appears as a traditional marionette with four appendages, namely arms, as well as a demonic head all hanging down from strings on the ceiling. He only has two attacks, one of which isn't considered to be an actual attack, but just as annoying.
The first attack is where he opens his mouth to summon a couple floating French Dolls that can be destroyed. Although they have no experience value whatsoever, as well as not drop anything, they become annoying if too many of them fill up the room.
The second attack is where you have to rush. A doll is summoned in one of his hands, and there are 4 iron maiden torture chambers lying around the room. If the doll is placed in one of these iron maiden torture chambers, he automatically switches your place with the doll's place inside the device, and you take almost death damage. However, the doll can be destroyed. On regular mode, it takes two hits to destroy it, and on hard mode, it takes four. The hand moves pretty slowly, however, so you should be able to destroy the doll easily.
The soul that he gives up upon defeat is the Puppet Master Bullet Soul. While it isn't an attack, it allows you to throw out a puppet and switch places with it. This is helpful in unlocking the Subterranean Hell and Condemned Tower areas. However, the Bat Company soul proves to be much more effective later on in the game, as it allows you to fit through those holes that you can throw puppets into. This puppet throwing ability was later used by the unlockable character Old Axe Armor in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
The Puppet Master reappears in Harmony of Despair as the boss of the second chapter. He appears in the trailer, taunting: "You, too, shall be my puppet!". He later appears in a castle resembling the Demon Guest House. He has no new attacks, but the pink marionettes he summons will curse the player if they make contact. He will also pull himself throughout the area after taking enough damage, not being restricted to his own room. If he's within reach of an iron maiden, he will create a puppet in his hand, the player must strike the doll 3 times in Normal mode and more in Hard mode before he throws the puppet into the maiden, teleporting the player to that location and doing massive damage in the process. His theme is Into the Dark Night.
|Enemy Data: Puppet Master|
|Image||Name - Game|
|The cursed king of dolls. It controls dolls and the dimensions.|| Weak: Fire|
| Soul: Substitute Puppet|| Demon Guest House|
|The cursed king of dolls and master of manipulating dimensions.|| Weak: Strike, Fire, Holy|| Drop: Holbein Dagger (normal Alucard only) Muramasa (hard Alucard and Soma only), Thief Ring (hard only), Healing Mail (hard Jonathan, Shanoa, Julius, Richter, Getsu Fuma only)|
Soul: Red (0.30%)
| Chapter 2|
|Item Data: Puppet Master|
|Image||Name - Game |
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Throw a puppet and switch places with it.|| Red Soul|
|Consume: 10 MP|| Rarity: **|
Steal: Puppet Master (0.3%)
|Soma Cruz - Mina Hakuba - Julius Belmont - Yoko Belnades - Genya Arikado (Alucard) - Hammer|
|Celia Fortner - Dario Bossi - Dmitrii Blinov|
|Flying Armor - Balore - Malphas - Puppet Master - Rahab - Gergoth - Zephyr - Bat Company|
Paranoia - Aguni - Abaddon - Death - Menace
|The Lost Village - Wizardry Lab - Garden of Madness - The Dark Chapel - Demon Guest House - Condemned Tower|
Cursed Clock Tower - Subterranean Hell - Silenced Ruins - The Pinnacle - Mine of Judgement - The Abyss
|Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtrack|
|DoubleJump Books Dawn of Sorrow Official Strategy Guide|
Konami Akumajo Dracula: Sougetsu no Juujika Official Guide
|Bestiary - Inventory - Julius Mode - Voice Translations|
|Soma Cruz - Alucard - Jonathan Morris - Shanoa - Charlotte Aulin|
Julius Belmont - Yoko Belnades - Richter Belmont - Maria Renard - Simon Belmont - Getsu Fuma
|Gergoth - Puppet Master - Menace - Brauner - Death - Dracula|
|Astarte - Legion - Beelzebub - R. The Count - Ryukotsuki|
|Ch1. Caught in the Cradle of Decay - Ch2. Lord of Unseen Strings - Ch3. The End of Chaos|
Ch4. Esquisse of Violence - Ch5. Song of the Unslakable Blade - Ch6. Come, Sweet Hour of Death
|Ch7. Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire - Ch8. The One Who Is Many - Ch9. Lord of Flies|
Ch10. Origins - Ch11. The Legend of Fuma
|Drone - Hymnus - Corpse's Gate - Purple Eyes - Phantom of Fear - Tanz mit einem Clown - Crimson Blood - Ein Weltherrscher - Tractus - Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Achievements/Trophies|