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Rahab
Rahab
Rahab as it appears in Dawn of Sorrow
Japanese name
ラハブ Rahabu
りゅうさん Ryu-San (Mr. Dragon)
Abilities
High mobility while underwater
Spawns icicles from its body
Spits freezing balls of water
Origins


Rahab is a boss in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. It is a gigantic fish who moves very quickly underwater and has the ability to generate cold, allowing it to spit balls of water that can freeze the ocean's surface, or create ice shards from various parts of its body. It first appeared in Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun, where it was called Mr. Dragon, and was a flying dragon instead of a fish.

OriginsEdit

Rahab is named from a Hebrew water demon normally associated with Egypt and the Red Sea. Prior to the Medieval adoption of "Rahab" to mean "demon" or "sea beast", the name also appears in Psalm 104, Psalm 89:5-12, as well as Job 38:8-11 and Isaiah 51:9-10. Rahab, in these passages, has the meaning of primeval chaotic sea, multi-headed dragon or Leviathan. This aquatic demon should not be confused with Rahab, the woman from Jericho who appears in the book of Joshua, although their names probably share the same etymology.

In medieval Jewish folklore, Rahab is a mythical sea monster, a dragon of the waters, the "demonic angel of the sea", although sometimes he's also seen as a deity. Rahab represents the primordial abyss, the water-dragon of darkness and chaos, comparable to Leviathan and Tiamat. Rahab later became a particular demon, inhabitant of the sea, especially associated with the Red Sea.

AppearancesEdit

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kunEdit

In this first representation of the monster, Mr. Dragon, as it was called, appears as the boss of Stage 4, which takes part in an icy landscape. It retains its affinity to ice, but in this game it is a flying dragon instead of a fish, and attacks in a very similar fashion as some varieties of flying White Dragons from the Castlevania series.

BDK Rahab
Name JPN
Rahab りゅうさん Ryu-San (Mr. Dragon)
Location
Stage 4: Ice


Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

Shortly after entering the Subterranean Hell, Soma must face Rahab, the monster that dominates the seas. With the added disadvantage of having to fight it in its own territory: the sea, Soma must resort to swimming on the water's surface while Rahab moves freely below, only surfacing from time to time to unleash one of its Water-based attacks. Either by jumping over Soma in a wide arc, while creating a series of icicles from various parts of its body, or by spewing balls of water with freezing properties, the battle surely takes an interesting approach. Some of Rahab's attacks will freeze the water's surface for a brief time, however, allowing Soma to have a temporary platform where he can fight properly.

Rahab
No. Name JPN HP MP ATK
108 Rahab ラハブ Rahabu 1,200 2,200 57
Tolerance Weakness
Water, Time Stop (unaffected) Piercing, Electric, Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
Subterranean Hell - - Deep Seeker 4,000
Description "A monster that dominates the seas."


Soul DataEdit

Item Data: Rahab
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Rahab - Deep Seeker - Dawn of Sorrow
Gain ability to move underwater. Ability Soul
Soma 
Drop: Rahab
Effect: Move and breath freely while underwater.


StrategiesEdit

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

Soma CruzEdit

Not too hard of a boss. Wait for the boss to jump up into the air, that's your chance to attack. When it comes up out of the water, it will do one of three things:

  1. The first is jumping over Soma. It leaves behind a series of ice spikes which fall down. Swim between them to avoid getting hit. It should stall a few seconds under you, where you can also jump up in the air and slash after you enter the water.
  2. The second thing it will do is spin around and break all of the ice platforms it has made.
  3. Lastly, it will make ice platforms that you can stand on. But don't. It's better to float in the water and avoid being hurt when it breaks the platforms.

If you fight it in Boss Rush Mode or New Game+, the Claimh Solais can be the best weapon against this monster, as it is weak to Holy attacks.

Julius BelmontEdit

This plays a bit differently since the trio (Julius, Alucard and Yoko) automatically has the ability to walk underwater. Just stay under it and keep attacking. When it dives to the bottom of the ocean, crouch down and attack. If you're standing up while it descends, you will be hit. You can also follow it when it jumps up out of the water and land a few blows on it, but you will need to quickly get to the bottom of the room after. You could also just keep double-jumping, but crouching at the bottom is easier.

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TriviaEdit

  • In other games in the series (SoN, AoS, PoR, among others), a weapon called Rahab's Frost (Rahab's Sword in Aria), described as "an icy blade made from the fang of the water-dragon Rahab" can be found.

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