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Villager in torpor

A villager trapped in the Torpor Glyph

Torpor (from the Latin torpor, "sluggishness" or "inertness") is a glyph that sometimes incapacitates opponents. In Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Albus uses this glyph to seal the villagers, and a few people who were visiting the village, into brown crystalline ice prisons. He is also able to use it during his boss battle and as a playable character. Shanoa is able to use the glyph herself after freeing Father Nikolai from its hold. Soma Cruz is able to use the same ability from the Sea Demon's soul in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.

General InformationEdit

When it is used as a weapon by a playable character, a crystal is tossed upward and forward into the air. This crystal does not cause any damage itself, but when it hits the ground, large amber-like ice crystals sprout up, causing damage to any enemy that touches it. In Order of Ecclesia, some enemies will become frozen in place upon touching it, especially those weak to Ice or with low HP.

Although the Torpor spell deals out Ice damage, it does not act as an Ice glyph for use in a Glyph Union in Order of Ecclesia. It is not able to perform a special glyph union with any glyphs, including another Torpor, and will only perform the default union.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Torpor
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Torpor Icon Torpor - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
A glyph that incapacitates opponents. Glyph
Shanoa, Albus 
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 20 MP 
ATK +10
Find: Wygol Village (...)
Sea Demon - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Produce columns of Ice. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 12 MP 
ATK +16
Rarity: **
Steal: Sea Demon (2.8%)


TriviaEdit

  • The term "torpor" means a state of decreased physiological activity in an animal, usually by a reduced body temperature and metabolic rate, which translates similarly to the state of suspended animation a character enters when trapped inside a Torpor spell's crystal.
  • Since vampires are immortal, in some lore variations when a vampire is defeated by improper manners (i.e.: not by plunging a stake through the heart, cutting the head or destroying the body), it enters torpor instead of dying.

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