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Skeleton Soldier
Super Castlevania IV - Skeleton Soldier - 01
Skeletal Knight's artwork from the All About Akumajō Dracula guide
Japanese name
スケルトンソルジャー Sukerutonsorujā
スケルナイト Sukerunaito (Skeletal Knight)
スケルトンナイト Sukeruton'naito (Skeleton Knight)
Alternate name
Astral Fighter, Astral Knight, Astral Warrior, Bone Scimitar, Bone Soldier, Skeletal Knight, Skeleton Knight, Skeleton Swordman, Skeleton Warrior, Skeleton Whip Sword, Skull Knight, Skull Swordsman, Spartacus, Undead Lord
Abilities
Skilled swordsman
Origins
Original Castlevania lore


Appearances
Most games (see Enemy Data)

Skeleton Soldiers (also known as Skeleton Knights, Skeleton SwordsmenBone Soldiers or Bone Scimitars, among many other names and variations) are Skeletons equipped with a single, western sword and/or with shields, and are often depicted wearing armor.

The Skull Knight is a boss version of this enemy who appears in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and later returns in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

The Dead Crusader from Aria of Sorrow is a type of Skeleton Soldier who is able to block attacks with its shield.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania II: Simon's QuestEdit

Skeleton Soldiers in Simon's Quest are not much different from all other regular Skeletons found throughout the game, and while they can be seen carrying a sword and a shield, that is only for aesthetic purposes as they won't use their weapons or display any kind of enhanced defenses. They can only be encountered in mansions.

Simon's Quest (LCD watch)Edit

A Skeleton which has a shield and takes two hits to be destroyed. It's worth 10 points.

Simon's Quest (LCD handheld)Edit

A Skeleton equipped with a shield. The shield takes four hits to destroy before the Skeleton can be defeated.

Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseEdit

See also: Skull Knight

As usual, Skull Swordsmen can be encountered regularly throughout the game. However, two boss versions also appear in the game as well, one being the Skull Knight and the other the Skull Knight King. They come equipped with a sword and a shield and are the remains of what appears to be an anthropomorphic dragon-like creature. It must be noted, though, that this portrayal is only true for Dracula's Curse, according to diverse original artworks and media from the era. This enemy returned in Harmony of Dissonance, but in that game he is the skeleton of a huge warrior who wears a helmet fashioned from a bull's skull instead. While they move slowly, they have a considerable amount of HP, although a few flasks of Holy Water should be enough to defeat them in just a matter of seconds.

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The first two Bone Scimitars encountered in the game are set to automatically drop a Short Sword and a Red Rust, in that order.

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

The Undead Lord is a high-ranked Skeleton that wields a mace and a shield. They can first be encountered in the Eneomaos Machine Tower and drop the valuable Red Steel material, which will allow Hector to upgrade most of his current weaponry at that part of the game.

Castlevania: The ArcadeEdit

Bone Scimitars which had attacked the village. They first appear in Stage 1 and then can be found throughout much of the rest of the game.

Enemy DataEdit

Main article: Skeleton Soldier/Enemy Data

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