Skeletons (スケルトン Sukeruton) are a basic enemy seen in many games in the Castlevania series. They make up the greater part of the Dark Lord's army. Risen from their graves, they now serve under the dark rule of Dracula. The basic skeletons may do one of two things:
- March back and forth, clogging up platforms.
- Jump high, sometimes in erratic patterns, and throw bones.
They're usually easy to kill, however, despite their abilities. The bones they throw are presumably from their own rib cages. They are also known to throw their own heads in some games. In Lament of Innocence, the basic skeletons are armed with a bone that they use for clubbing. In Curse of Darkness, they are armed with a light club.
There are many different types of skeletons throughout the Castlevania series. There are skeletons that carry no weapons and just use their own bones to attack, skeletons carrying a wide range of weaponry, skeletons of various animals, skeletons wielding magic powers, skeletons so widely different from the others that they go in their own category, and the most peculiar: skeletons holding different occupations.
- Gold Skeleton (Golden Bones)
- Jack O' Bones (Bone Thrower)
- Slinger (Skeleton Rib)
- Stone Skull
- Blue Skeleton (Bomb Skeleton)
- Dead Crusader
- Dullahan (Dhuron)
- Gold Whip-Toting Skeleton
- Mace Skeleton
- Skelerang (Skeleton Boomerang)
- Skeleton Archer (Bone Archer, Skull Archer)
- Skeleton Blaze (Blade Soldier, Blaze Master, Blaze Phantom)
- Skeleton Flail (Flail Guard)
- Skeleton Guardian
- Skeleton Gunman (Bone Musket)
- Skeleton Soldier (Undead Lord)
- Skeleton Spear (Bone Halberd, Spear Skeleton)
- Whip Skeleton (Simon Wraith, Whip-Toting Skeleton)
- Fish Head
- Flying Skeleton (Flying Bone, Skeleton Bat, Winged Guard, Winged Skeleton)
- Panther Skeleton
- Skeleton Monkey (Death Swinger)
- Skeleton Ape (Ape Skeleton)
- Skeleton Spider
- Spittle Bone
- Were-Panther Skeleton (Wolf Skeleton)
- Astral Fighter (Astral Knight, Astral Warrior)
- Bone Liquid
- Clear Bone
- Electric Skeleton
- Flying Skull
- Hanged Bones
- Mirage Skeleton
- Nova Skeleton (Beam Skeleton)
- Red Skeleton (Blood Skeleton)
- Skeleton Glass
- Skeleton Mirror
- Storm Skeleton
Skeletons with occupationsEdit
- Kicker Skeleton
- Skeleton Athlete (Skeleton Medalist)
- Skeleton Breeder
- Skeleton Farmer
- Skeleton Frisky (Ghost Dancer (skeleton))
- Skull Bartender
- Waiter Skeleton
- Arthro Skeleton
- Bone Ark
- Bone Pillar (Bone Head, Bone Tower)
- Creaking Skull
- Giant Ghost
- Giant Skeleton (Paranthropus)
- Jp Bonepillar
- Larva Skeleton
- Skeleton Flower
- Skeleton Rider (Skeleton Trooper)
- Skeleton Tree
- White Dragon (Frost Dragon, Quetzalcoatl, Quezlcoatl, Skeledragon, Thunder Dragon)
The skeletons from Simon's Quest behave very similar to those from the original Castlevania. Those which could throw bones, however, were much more agile and their thrown bones consumed into flames for a brief moment when they touched the floor, which was also harmful.
Simon's Quest (LCD watch)Edit
They appear behind you in level one and two. They are destroyed with just one hit and are worth 5 points. Skeletons with shields also appear in this game.
Simon's Quest (LCD handheld)Edit
Only appear at night and they appear behind you. They toss bones at you in an arcing pattern. They are destroyed with four hits and are worth 20 points. In later stages they are equipped with a shield.
Regular skeletons armed with only their own bones are first found in the dungeons of the Underground stage.
There are two types of regular skeletons: White Skeletons, who walk back and forth, and Blue Skeletons, which have the same behavior but also toss bones.
- Main article: Skeleton/Pachislot
Trevor battles hoards of Skeletons in several scenes in the first Pachislot Akumajō Dracula. They come from the ground in buildings and in open fields. Trevor is able to dispatch them by energizing his whip and releasing a wave of energy from it. Some skeletons drop items upon destruction. A particularly small Comical Skeleton that can't be taken seriously is also fought occasionally in the first two Pachislot games.
Skeletons are minor enemies and act normally.
The Skeleton is also a playable character in multiplayer only. It has a halo over its head. Unlike the five playable characters, it cannot be selected (and there are no alternate palettes for it). It can only be played by someone when they die, and it is weak.
The Skeleton has infinite lives, but every time it is killed, 3 minutes are lost from the timer. The Skeleton also does get the bonuses from the gold boss chest when the boss is defeated. The player can be restored by someone else with a Water of Life.
A skeleton appeared in the episode "The Most Dangerous Game Master", where Simon opens a door then it pops out, trying to attack him, but Simon is faster and closes the door. A skeleton also appeared in the episode "Mr. & Mrs. Mother Brain", where it was called Mr. Bone. In one part, it was shooting fireballs at Kevin, but Kevin tells Duke to "get the bone", and Duke bites its leg which made it disappear.
- Main article: Skeleton/Enemy Data
|Item Data: Skeleton|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Throws bones.|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 8 MP|| 75 AP|| Rarity: 8|
|Throw bones.|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 12 MP|| ATK +6|| Rarity: *|
Find: Start with
Steal: Skeleton (2.8%)
|Throw bones.|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 10 MP|| ATK +9|| Rarity: ***|
Steal: R. Skeleton (5.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 10