Shadow is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an evil entity that takes the form of a dark shade. It can traverse through walls, and in some instances, it can take the form and abilities of other creatures.
Known in this game simply as Ghost, it is one of the most common, and yet most dangerous, enemies in the game. Ghosts appear from the very first stage and keep making a return throughout the Clock Tower, the Cathedral and the hidden stage.
They attack by homing toward Sonia in a somewhat erratic manner, usually in places where mobility is severely compromised. Since they are usually found in numbers and can reach the player directly from above or below, it is sometimes very difficult to attack them.
In this version, Shadow first appears as a phantasmagorical face (similar to Death Fire from Simon's Quest). It is intangible in this state, not being able to harm or be harmed. Not long after its introduction, it will take the form of one of three possible creatures: a Black Panther, a Moth, or an Evil Sword.
- Black Panther
Shadow usually starts the battle in this form, which is arguably the easiest. The panther only makes runs from one side of the room to the other, occasionally performing leaps in an attempt to catch the player in midair if they jump prematurely.
As a moth, Shadow flies across the screen, occasionally making slow swoops and sprinkling poisonous dust on its wake (similarly to the Princess of Moss from Bloodlines).
- Evil Sword
Shadow's most dangerous form. Taking the shape of a big scimitar, it starts spinning around and chasing after the player, slashing at anything on its path. Due to its size, it covers a large area of the screen, often making it difficult to avoid. The non-infused Axe sub-weapon is especially effective against this form, as the arc it traces allows it to hit it three or even four times per attack.
|Enemy Data: Shadow|
|Image||Name - Game|
|'|| HP: 1|
| 1. Outside, 3. Clock Tower, 5. Cathedral, Hidden|
| ''Abil: Can transform to Black Panther, Sword and Moth.|| Level: 36|
| Castle B: Sky Walkway|
|Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance|
|Maxim Kischine - Lydie Erlanger - Merchant|
|Death - Dracula Wraith|
|Talos - Giant Bat - Living Armor - Skull Knight - Golem - Minotaur - Devil - Giant Merman - Max Slimer - Peeping Big - Legion (saint) - Shadow - Pazuzu - Minotaur Lv2 - Legion (corpse) - Cyclops|
|Entrance - Marble Corridor - The Wailing Way - Shrine of the Apostates - Room of Illusion - Castle Treasury - Skeleton Cave - Luminous Cavern - Chapel of Dissonance - Sky Walkway - Aqueduct of Dragons - Clock Tower - Castle Top Floor|
|Successor of Fate - Original Soundtrack CD|
|Bradygames guide - Futabasha guide - NTT Pub guide|
|Inventory - Bestiary - Maxim Mode - Voice Translations|