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Red Skeleton
Super Castlevania IV - Red Skeleton - 01
Red Skeleton's artwork from the All About Akumajō Dracula guide
Japanese Name
レッドスケルトン Reddosukeruton
Alternate Names
Blood Skeleton
Abilities
Immortality
Origins
Original Castlevania lore


Appearances
Most games (see list below)

The Red Skeleton (also known as Blood Skeleton) is a human skeleton stained in the blood of countless victims. It commonly walks forward steadily, and instead of dying, just collapses into a pile of bones. It will soon reassemble itself and can only be completely killed by a special weapon or a spell.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania ChroniclesEdit

Simon first encounters the red skeletons while climbing up a series of stairs in Stage 11. A gigantic statue of what appears to be a Greek goddess decorates the background of this area. When Simon finally makes it to the top, it is revealed that the red skeletons are spawned from tears of blood dropping from the eyes of the statue.

These red skeletons in particular don't collapse into a pile of bones when hit, instead, they actually liquify into a puddle of blood, only to regenerate moments later.

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

There are four varieties of this enemy in Symphony of the Night: red, yellow, green and white. They act in the same way, except their speed and regeneration rate is different. Red skeletons are the slowest and white skeletons are the fastest.

Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit

Red Skeletons in Harmony of Dissonance are not much different than those appearing in other games; this time around, however, they are extremely slow and easy to disable temporarily. When struck, they also liquify into a puddle of blood, like those appearing in Chronicles, and, recreating the scene with the Greek goddess statue crying tears of blood which emerged as Red Skeletons in that game, there's also a giant statue of a maiden doing the exact same thing in a room of the Skeleton Cave (only in Castle A).

A stronger version, called Bone Liquid, appears in some areas of the game. These have the ability to move while in puddle form and will poison Juste upon contact.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

These skeletons give a good amount of experience, but one needs to use the Undead Killer whip to kill them. They appear in the Forgotten City and in Sandy Grave. You can also use a special spell found in Sandy Grave, known as Sanctuary, which can be obtained once you have acquired the Toad Morph (found in the Forest of Doom) or the Owl Morph skill (found in Dark Academy).

Castlevania: The Dracula X ChroniclesEdit

Tera will present you with her necklace if you save her in Stage 3'. This necklace will allow you to permanently destroy red skeletons.

Along the way you will come across some walls constructed with red skeletons' bones. If they are damaged, they will crumble to the ground but reform themselves immediately, making further progress impossible. However, with the aid of Tera's necklace they can be destroyed for good, thus allowing you to claim the rewards they were protecting.

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

Called "Blood Skeletons" in this game, they appear in Dracula's Castle. Oddly enough, blood skeletons can be vaporized by the Dominus glyph union, although Shanoa will also die.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Red Skeleton
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Redskeleton cv1C64cv1-rskele
(NES/C64)
Red Skeleton (jpn) [ edit ]
Castlevania (Strategy)
This is a Skeleton which sneaks up on you. When you strike him down with your Whip, he dies, but after a certain period of time, he revives.(*) HP: 4
Exp: 400
5. Dungeon
Vkill-redskel Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Vampire Killer (Strategy)
' 5. Torture Laboratory
Cv3-redskele 11. Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Dracula's Curse
' 3. Forest, 4A. Haunted Ship, 5. Caves, 8. Entrance
Cv4-bloodskel 4. Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' HP: 48
Exp: 100
Atk: 3
6. The Halls, 7. Unliving Quarters, A. Clocktower
X68-redskel Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Castlevania Chronicles (Strategy)
' HP: 0
Exp: 400
4. Cathedral, 7. Torture Chamber/Lab
Rob-bldskeleton-1- Red Skeleton  [alt] [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood (Strategy)
' HP: 1
Exp: 0
4. Torture Chamber
Bl-bloodskel-1- Red Skeleton  [alt] [ edit ]
Bloodlines
' 5. Versailles
Cvdx-bloodskel-1- Red Skeleton  [alt] [ edit ]
Dracula X (Strategy)
' 4. Dungeon, 5'. Sunken City, 6. Clock Tower
Sotn-bloodskel-1-Bloodskeleton2-1-Bloodskeleton3-1-Bloodskeleton4-1- 2. Blood Skeleton  (Red Skeleton) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Strategy)
Revives due to blood soaked bones. Level: 0
HP: 9
Exp: 0
Alchemy Laboratory, Catacombs, Floating Catacombs
64-RST Red Skeleton  [alt] [ edit ]
Castlevania 64
''Abil: Stationary, bones reassemble when destroyed.
HP: 20 (regenerates)
Tower of Execution, Clock Tower (Hard)
64-RST Red Skeleton  [alt] [ edit ]
Legacy of Darkness
' HP: 10 (day), 12 (night)
Forest
Hod redskeleton 26. Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Strong: Fire
Level: 11
HP: 6
Exp: 0
Castle A: Skeleton Cave
Castle B: Skeleton Cave
017 17. Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A blood red skeleton. Always returns to life. Strong: Knife
Weak: Fire, Holy Water, Cross
HP: 50
Anti-Soul Mysteries Lab, Garden Forgotten by Time, House of Sacred Remains, Dark Palace of Waterfalls
COD-008 8. Blood Skeleton Lv.5  (Red Skeleton Lv5) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
Literally undead, these bloody bones always return to life. Red with the blood of countless victims. Strong: Dark
Weak: Fire
Level: 5
HP: 0
Exp: 1
Steal: $50
Baljhet Mountains
COD-155 155. Blood Skeleton Lv.75  (Red Skeleton Lv75) [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
Literally undead, these bloody bones always return to life. Red with the blood of countless victims. Strong: Dark
Weak: Fire
Level: 75
HP: 0
Exp: 167
Steal: $50
Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Evermore
Redskeleton 29. Red Skeleton  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin (Strategy)
A skeleton warrior that has absorbed blood. It can regenerate. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 1
Exp: 127
Skill Pt: 5
Sandy Grave, Forgotten City
Redskeleton 76. Blood Skeleton  (Red Skeleton) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia (Strategy)
The blood they absorb regenerates all wounds. Strong: Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Flame, Light
HP: 99
Exp: n/a
Skill Pt: n/a
Atk: 60
Castle Entrance, Library
TAR RST Blood Skeleton  [ edit ]
Adventure ReBirth
A human skeleton, stained in blood. It regenerates upon death, endlessly.(*) 3. Dungeon, 4. Chapel, 5. Clock Tower
Redskeleton cv1 70. R. Red Skeleton  (L. Red Skeleton) [alt] [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (Strategy)
A skeleton warrior that has absorbed blood. It can regenerate. Exp: 0
Soul: (none)
Chapter 10

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • While there had been variant versions of axe armors in games like Rondo of Blood and Dracula X, called Red Axe Armors, a special version was introduced in Portrait of Ruin which behave pretty much like red skeletons. If struck, they would just disassemble and crumble to the ground, only to reform again and continue the battle. Again, much like the red skeletons in that game, they could only be destroyed by allowing Charlotte cast the Sanctuary spell, or by attacking them with the Undead Killer whip.
  • The Lords of Shadow equivalent of Red Skeletons are the Bloody Skeletons and Bloody Lancers.
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