- "Welcome aboard, O Prince. Shall I guide thee 'cross the river?"
- —The Ferryman
|Date of birth|
|Date of death|
|Appearance(s)|| 1698: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest|
1792: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
1797: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
1844, 1852: Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
|English||Kyle Hebert (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) (PSP version)|
|Japanese||Masaharu Satō (Symphony of the Night)|
The Ferryman is a character (or multiple characters) from the Castlevania series. His role in the games is simple: he waits to transport the hero across a river (seeing as swimming isn't an option). Sometimes it requires specific items, but nevertheless, he'll take the hero where the hero needs to go.
The Ferryman appears in Rondo of Blood as a minor character, transporting them across bodies of water in two occasions. He does not ask for Richter or Maria to give him an item, and, in fact, will supply them with items if they speak to him after he has transported them.
He appears in Symphony Of The Night as well, but in two forms. The first form he appears in -that is, the first the player can see- is his Rondo Of Blood incarnation, which is considered to be a cameo appearance. To see this, the player must go to the Outer Wall and descend to the lowest possible point, then go to the telescope at the far left and hitting "Up."
This will make Alucard look through the telescope, and he will see the Ferryman from RoB rowing on the river.
The second incarnation in this game appears in the Underground Caverns where he will ferry Alucard over damaging bodies of water after he obtains the Merman Statue and until he obtains the Holy Symbol, which allows him to swim without being damaged.
It is somewhat obvious that The Ferryman was based about the Greek Mythology character, Charon. Charon was the ferryman of Hades, transporting people across the river Acheron. He required a price, a Greek coin called obolus. The price is very similar to the item requirement in the Castlevania games as well.
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard|
|Annette - Tera - Iris - The Ferryman|
|Dracula - Shaft|
|Wyvern - Serpent - Werewolf - Bone Golem - Minotaur - Dogether - Dullahan - Carmilla - Laura - Hydra|
Death - Giant Bat - Medusa - Mummy Man - The Creature - Shaft's Ghost - Dead Behemoth - Dead Wyvern
|Prologue - Dinner of Flames - A Nightmare Reborn - Hear Now the Requiem of Blood - Bloodlines|
|God, Grant Me Strength - An Evil Prayer Summons Darkness - Atop Countless Terrors - The Devil Flies By Night|
|Breaking Through the Front - Release from the Thirst for Blood - Fortress of the Water Demon - Wandering|
|Divine Bloodlines - Slash - Akumajo Dracula X|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Akumajyo Dracula Peke|