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Saint Germain
Stgermain
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Japanese Name サンジェルマン Sanjeruman
(Saint Germain)
Role Time Traveller
Appearances 1479: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Age Unknown
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Weapon(s) Sabre, Pistol, Stopwatch
Abilities Can control, stop, accelerate and travel through time
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English Adam D. Clark
Japanese Tetsuo Sakaguchi
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Relatives Zead (archenemy), Aeon (same race)[1]
Theme(s) The One Who Manipulates Time Part 1, The One Who Manipulates Time Final Part, The Visitor in the Silk Hat (Curse of Darkness), Mysterious Advice (Pachislot)


"Walk the path that is meant for you without fear... For you are no longer alone..."
—Saint Germain to Hector

Saint Germain is a mysterious time traveller in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. He has the ability to shift his position in respect to time.

Official background: A mysterious individual whose true motives are unknown. He wishes for Hector to stop his pursuit of Isaac... but for what purpose?


Character HistoryEdit

Saint Germain first appears in Garibaldi Temple. He dresses as a gentleman, complete with elegant top hat, and speaks quickly in a polite British accent. He implores Hector not to pursue Isaac. He is later revealed as an enemy of Zead, as the priest has a violent tussle with him, while Saint Germain uses his time travelling powers to avoid Zead's blows, and comments he shall continue to return until he surrenders.

Later, he falls into a trap organized by Zead and is holed up, stripped of his power, in the Eneomaos Machine Tower. Although not a true villain, he does fight Hector at one point, although not for evil purposes, rather, only to stop him from going further against Isaac.

Upon his defeat, he acknowledges Hector's power and advises him to follow the path set for him. Before he vanishes in his trademark golden portal, he asks Hector to give Zead his regards. Upon completion of the game, St. Germain appears, addressing the player, and talks briefly about destiny and purpose. He often expresses knowledge of the future, and more often still, his words are somewhat ambiguous, especially in his fight against Zead.

DialogEdit

Dialog Data: Saint Germain's Dialog (edit)
Image / Participants Transcript Information
Cod offart55Hector

StgermainSaint Germain

Saint Germain Enters
(Hector walks toward the front of Garibaldi Temple and looks up to behold its magnificence. Suddenly, the feet and legs of some unknown figure start to walk toward him. Hector seems slightly startled.)

Saint Germain: I've been waiting for you. Hector. Devil forgemaster. (bows)
Hector: How do you know me?! Who are you?!
Saint Germain: Saint Germain. (tips hat) I won't bandy words with you. (speaks with hand gestures) I have an urgent request. Please refrain from pursuing Isaac any further.
Hector: Bastard! So you're with Isaac! But that does not follow... Isaac wishes to fight me. For what purpose do you make this request?
Saint Germain: This will not make sense to you, but to put it simply, I seek to maintain the flow of a greater will.
Hector: This is pointless. Out of my way. (walks toward Saint Germain)
Saint Germain: (quickly speaks) Your beloved was killed on false allegations that she was a witch. I know how you feel, and I sympathize. Truly. But please look past your own--
Hector: (jumps back shocked and angry, interrupts) Wretch! How do you know of these things?!
Saint Germain: That I cannot tell. I know far more than you imagine. But I cannot act upon that knowledge, That is my... arrangement. I may only observe.
(A sound of birds in the distance grabs Saint Germain's attention as he turns to look to the side, interrupted, but quickly gets back to his conversation with Hector)
Saint Germain: I have no choice but to excuse myself. Please consider my request... The world hangs in the balance. (holds hands to symbolize scales) Goodbye. (tips his hat and teleports away)

Hector: (confused, yet curious) Who was that?!

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5. Curse of Darkness- Saint Germain



Japanese Version:
nicozon
Game: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Location: Garibaldi Temple (Front Yard)
When: First Meeting with Saint Germain
Cod offart55Hector

ZeadZead StgermainSaint Germain

Hector Interrupts a Meeting in the Aqueduct
(Hector walks down the waterway and suddenly notices Zead looking off to the side by the edge of the waterway)

Zead: (turns round while slightly surprised) Ah, I'm pleased to see you are unharmed.
Hector: Did you think me dead?
Zead: I saw him earlier... I feared that perhaps...
Hector: I came too late then. Which way did he go?
Zead: (points down the waterway) Along this path lies a forest. He went there. Probably making his way to the village on the other side.
Hector: And what of your mission? To purify this land and remove the curse?
Zead: (stares downward) Yes, the curse. In the end, it is all Isaac; he is the source of this pestilence. He...
(Zead looks round as if suddenly distracted by something)
Zead: Ah, how could I forget? There is a matter I must attend to. By your leave. (walks away while Hector turns round to watch him)
(Saint Germain slowly appears behind Hector.)
Hector: (turns back round quickly) You again?
Saint Germain: (tips his hat) Oh, it's you. (laughs) I was expecting someone else... You spoke with him, didn't you?
Hector: And why should I answer to you?
Saint Germain: Perhaps you'll accept my advice, then. You would do well to avoid... him. Do not be drawn in by his words...
Hector: (steps forward) Your advice is neither solicited, nor welcome. I will use any means necessary to achieve my revenge. (holds up his fist)
Saint Germain: (holds up both hands) You've been warned. I would like to (points) speak with you further, but I must track him down quickly. He is the one being who is beyond my recollection. (tips his hat) Goodbye for mow.

(Hector watches as Saint Germain teleports away)

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8. Curse of Darkness- Mortvia Aqueduct



Japanese Version:
nicozon
Game: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Location: Mortvia Aqueduct
When: Shortly after entering Mortvia Aqueduct
Cod offart55Hector

ZeadZead StgermainSaint Germain

A Squabble in the Forest
Saint Germain: (in the distance) That is why I am telling you this.

Hector: Voices? (notices a conversation up ahead and quickly steps behind a tree) Who could it be?
(camera shows Saint Germain talking to Zead in the distance)
Zead: Do not go beyond your bounds! You mustn't speak nor act upon matters related to fate. You had better refrain from saying anything unsuitable.
Saint Germain: That is correct of course. But what about you? Is it not ludicrous for you to be. guiding a traveler in there circumstances?
Zead: I am merely lending assistance to one who is seeking what he already desires. It is the same with the curse.
Saint Germain: That's ridiculous. You have different rules for yourself--
Zead: This discourse is at an end. (whips his hand downward, slides out a blade from under his right sleeve, and approaches Saint Germain) I cannot have you interfering any longer. (tries to strike Saint Germain)
(Saint Germain quickly teleports behind Zead. Zead looks behind him angrily and runs then strikes at him three times again, but Saint Germain quickly dodges each attack then teleports away from the third strike)
Saint Germain: I will keep returning... until the day you finally surrender. (tips his hat and smiles with content then teleports away shortly before Zead strikes at him)
Zead: (looks about angrily) No one escapes from me! (strikes the area in front of him with his blade, opens a portal with a purplish glow as the blade tears through thin air and steps through the portal as it fades behind him)

Hector: (steps out from the back of the tree that he was hiding behind as his eyes show a look of shock) So, those two are enemies... (curiously looks onward)

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9. Curse of Darkness- Zead vs Germain



Japanese Version:
nicozon
Game: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Location: Forest of Jigramunt
When: Upon entering the Forest of Jigramunt
Cod offart55Hector

StgermainSaint Germain

Saint Germain's Test
(Hector approaches Saint Germain who is leaning against the clock tower.)

Saint Germain: Oh! An unexpected guest. (bows)
Hector: So, Zead hasn't slain you yet?
Saint Germain: (points) I see you were spying on us... But I am an expert at miraculous escapes. Despite that, however, I have fallen into his trap at last.
Hector: Trap? What trap?
Saint Germain: This space itself is a barrier... Which leads me to question... How did you get here? (points suspiciously)
Hector: On foot. There were no.. barriers.
Saint Germain: Interesting. Most interesting. That is quite possible. (claps hands together and turns his back to Hector while most enthused)
Hector: What are you saying?
Saint Germain: In this space, I may be partially freed of the fetters of time. That means I can have a direct physical effect here. For example... (reaches to the side and pulls a sword from thin air) I can fight you. (a look of excitement overcomes him)
Hector: So, is that your intent? To stop me by force?

Saint Germain: Not exactly. But by fighting you, all that I need to know will be revealed. (slashes his sword to the side and enters a sword stance)

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12. Curse of Darkness- Eneomaos Machine Tower



Japanese Version:
nicozon
Game: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Location: Eneomaos Machine Tower
Background Music: The One Who Manipulates Time -First Part-
When: Before Saint Germain Boss Fight
Cod offart55Hector

StgermainSaint Germain

A New Destiny and a New Path for Hector
(Hector jumps on Saint Germain and holds his fist back ready to hit him.)

Saint Germain: I surrender... I promise to not interfere with you again.
Hector: Very well.
Saint Germain: (getting up) I now see how fascinating time, or rather, fate truly is.
Hector: Just who are you?
Saint Germain: A traveler. Only half here. Not allowed to speak the truth. Not allowed to act upon reality. Yet one who knows all... That about covers it.
Hector: I see. Not allowed to speak the truth...
Saint Germain: Please forget everything I have told you. (holds up hands and speaks with gestures) A traveler merely passes through, touching nothing, changing nothing. But there is one thing I can tell you.
Hector: What is that?
Saint Germain: I feel a new destiny flowing out of you. Walk the path that is meant for you without fear... For you are no longer alone...
(Hector stands speechless.)

Saint Germain: (content with the words he just spoke) Give my regards to Zead when you see him. (tips his hat as the barrier round the clock tower fades)

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13. Curse of Darkness- Eneomaos Machine Tower 2



Japanese Version:
nicozon
Game: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Location: Eneomaos Machine Tower
Background Music: The One Who Manipulates Time -Last Part-
When: After Saint Germain Boss Fight
Cod offart55Hector

Julia LaforezeJulia StgermainSaint Germain

Ending
(Dracula's castle crumbles and breaks apart, as his remaining essence flows out of it in purplish light. A ray of sun shines through the black clouds.)

Julia: (staring at the remains of the castle, with Hector) T'is over at last.
Hector: Even so. I pray this will truly free the people's hearts...
Julia: Those hearts are yet filled with darkness. The cursed has reached deep inside of them. Its mark will not easily vanish. For my brother, only death could erase it. (saddened)
Hector: Julia...
Julia: (hopeful) All the same, people are not such fools. Their hope lies in one another. They shall realize that in time. Scars will fade and be lost to memory... Let us have faith in the morrow.
Hector: Indeed. (stands with Julia and look off toward the remains of Dracula's castle once again)

(Meanwhile, at Eneomaos Machine Tower)
Saint Germain: Faith in the morrow? Those are fine words... But not for me. As one who travels through time, I see the morrow a bit differently. All the same, the flow of time has stabilized at last. For myself, I think I will go far into the future and see what awaits. There is one great battle yet to be fought -- the final battle between Lord Dracula and the humans. Perhaps they will remember your fight. Or perhaps it will start anew. (tips his hat to the screen and turns to walk through a portal)

(Julia and Hector walk down a path in the Baljhet Mountains)
Julia: What now, Hector? Where will you go?
Hector: Well... I have many friends I must conceal from the humans. I suppose I'll seek some hidden place where I can live in peace.
Julia: No need to search out such a place... I know of one.
Hector: (enthused) Pray, lead me there. I am in your debt.
Julia: All that you may need you shall find here. (points to her shop door) If that is fine with you. (walks toward her shop)

Hector: (looks on behind Julia) Well, I suppose... To stay here with you, Julia... T'is not a bad idea. (walks toward Julia's shop)

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23. Curse of Darkness- Ending



Japanese Version:
nicozon
Game: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Location: Eneomaos Machine Tower - Baljhet Mountains

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Saint Germain
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Saint Germain 96. Saint Germain Lv.37  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
An oddly dressed, mysterious gentleman possessing nothing but secrets and knowledge. Strong: Earth, Light
Weak: Thunder, Dark
Level: 37
HP: 4250
Exp: 1730
Steal: Immortal Fragment
Eneomaos Machine Tower

TriviaEdit

  • Saint Germain is more than likely a reference to the hero of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's well-known book series. The Saint-Germain Chronicles. Le Comte de Saint-Germain is based off a true historical figure, Comte Rakoczy de Saint-Germain. The historical Saint-Germain claimed to be centuries old, among other things. More on him can be found at his Wikipedia page, as there is far too much of it to detail here completely. His self-mythologizing was quite extensive.
  • The enigmatic nature of both the literary and the historical Saint-Germains fits their video-game namesake very well, as well as adding an element of intrigue to his relationship with Zead. If Saint Germain too is immortal, and a vampire, then he presents something of an obstacle to Zead's true authority.
  • Coincidentally, the union of Romania with Bukovina in 1919 (among other cessions and territorial shifts at the time) was ratified by a document named the Treaty of Saint Germain. Bukovina, tangentially, is one of the significant locations in Bram Stoker's original Dracula novel.
  • While St. Germain himself does not appear in Castlevania: Judgment, he is alluded to. He appears to be a member of the time traveler Aeon's organization, if not Aeon himself in a different form. Aeon's alternate color scheme matches St. Germain's. It is also possible to unlock a Silk Top Hat and the Angel Continental mustache (which is similar to St. Germain's mustache), which if put on Aeon's alternate costume to wear, it will give him an appearance similar to that of St. Germain's.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Japanese magazine Gēmaga Koji Igarashi interview

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