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Doppel This page is about the skeleton that throws barrels. For the skeleton appearing inside of metal drums, see Barrel Skeleton.


Skeleton Ape
Rob-apeskele2-1-
Skeleton Ape as he appears in Rondo of Blood
Japanese name
Ape Skeleton, Giant Skeleton
Alternate name
Barrel Skeleton
Abilities
Throws barrels at foes
Origins
Classic video games


The Skeleton Ape are the reanimated remains of a big primate, probably a gorilla. He walks around slowly, holding an exploding barrel over his head, and hurls it at the heroes when they are within range, then continues walking slowly without attacking anymore.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

After the Skeleton Ape throws his barrel, he'll wander forward slowly and use physical attacks if Alucard strays too close. The aid of a Skeleton Ape must be enlisted in order to gain entrance to the Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, though. After hitting the switch inside the room in front of the topmost part of the big waterfall located at the Underground Caverns, a Skeleton Ape will appear, hurl a barrel and destroy the wooden bridge in there, followed by the message: "Something has appeared near to the wooden bridge". Backtracking will lead to the discovery of another Skeleton Ape who has appeared in a prior room. He must be lured into throwing his barrel onto the nearby bridge in order to destroy it. It's advisable to unequip any offensive familiars, which may otherwise kill the Skeleton Ape before he destroys the bridge.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

Gaining dominance over the Skeleton Ape's soul grants Soma the Power Throw ability. While this soul alone doesn't appear to do anything, if the player uses it in conjunction with certain other souls, it will enhance Soma's throwing ability of that soul in one form or another, either by adding more damage, allowing to throw it faster, or throwing it at larger distances.

If the player also equips the Puppet Master's soul, Substitute Puppet, the puppet will be thrown at a larger distance. Using this method is one of the alternative ways of reaching the other side of the flooded, spiked cavern in the Subterranean Hell.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Skeleton Ape
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Rob-apeskele2-1- Skeleton Ape  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood (Strategy)
' HP: 2
Exp: 100
1. Village
Skeleape-1- Skeleton Ape  (Giant Skeleton) [ edit ]
Dracula X (Strategy)
' HP: 1
1. Town, 2. Entrance
Dracula X - Barrel Skeleton Barrel Skeleton  [alt] [ edit ]
Dracula X (Strategy)
' HP: 1
2. Entrance
Sotn-apeskel-1- 38. Skeleton Ape  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Animated ape skeleton. Hurls wooden barrels. Weak: Holy
Level: 10
HP: 10
Exp: 30
Drop: Banana, TNT
Outer Wall, Underground Caverns
Hod skeletonape 29. Skeleton Ape  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 12
HP: 51
Exp: 39
Common Drop: $25
Rare Drop: Rock Leather
Castle A: Skeleton Cave, Castle Treasury
Castle B: Skeleton Cave, Luminous Cavern
Sotn-apeskel-1- 18. Skeleton Ape  [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A skeletal corpse of an ape that is controlled by magic. Strong: Piercing, Dark
Weak: Bashing, Fire, Holy
HP: 30
MP: 1
Exp: 48
Atk: 26
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Power Throw (4%)
The Lost Village, Garden of Madness

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Related Items
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
TNT Icon TNT (Depth Charge) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Creates pillar of flame [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Fire
ATT +60
Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bomb Knight, Skeleton Ape
Banana Icon Banana (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Best when nearly rotten [use] Food (Fruit)
Alucard 
HP +7
Drop: Skeleton Ape, Venus Man Trap (Saturn-only)
Skeleton Ape - Power Throw - Dawn of Sorrow
Throw a foe with incredible power. Enchanted Soul
Soma 
Rarity: ***
Drop: Skeleton Ape
Effect: Enhances throwing of other abilities.


GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Skeleton Ape is an homage to the videogame character, Donkey Kong, an anthropomorphic gorilla who made his debut as the main antagonist of the arcade game, Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1981). In the first stage of such game, Donkey Kong tries to prevent Jumpman (later renamed Mario) from scaling a construction site by tossing and hurling barrels from the topmost floor, in an attempt to stop him from rescuing Lady (later renamed Pauline).

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