Une, also known as Thornweeds, are enemies in the Castlevania series. They are eerie plants with razor-sharp or thorn-covered leaves that feed on blood, characteristic which may result in odd mutations.
Une are plant enemies that typically lie in wait for the player to encounter them, often lying dormant as a seed. Upon detecting the player the Une sprouts forth, tentacles waving in the hope of coming into contact with the player so as to drain their blood. Une are common hazards in the games they appear in and are encountered early on, no doubt because of their low health and attack.
Une also seem capable of taking on a myriad of other forms. An Une which has feasted on a surplus of blood may become an Alura Une (or Venus Weed), a much more powerful enemy which resembles a woman residing inside of a giant rose. Some une may attach to a human rather than feeding from them, using them as a host to gain mobility and spread une seeds, this form is known as a Chosen Une and may be based on the archetype 'swamp creature'. The Corpseweed, another common enemy, resembles an undead head dangling from a vine which protrudes from an une.
Une were introduced into the series in Super Castlevania IV. In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, they had the ability to spread seeds around them and duplicate, effectively making them more dangerous. If the player took a long time to finish one off, they could end up having to deal with a myriad of une, each one with the ability to reproduce itself.
In most appearances, Une are nothing more than a minor nuisance. Crouching and attacking will take care of them quickly. They are generally weak against fire. In some instances, however, the player should not waste time and kill them as soon as they are encountered, lest they have time to evolve into a Corpseweed. Those that can transform are usually colored in a darker tone of green and may be concealed among other normal une. The same can be said for Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, where they may multiply at an alarming rate if not dealt with quickly.
|Enemy Data: Une|
|Image||Name - Game|
|'|| HP: 48|
| 2. Forest/Lake/River, 3. Cavern/Waterfall/Moat, 8. The Dungeons|
|Plant with razor-sharp leaves.|| Strong: Hit|
| Drop: Grapes, Strawberry|| Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Black Marble Gallery, Catacombs, Long Library, Underground Garden (Saturn only), Cave|
| Plant-like monster that assaults its prey with thorn-covered leaves.Abil: Can duplicate.|| Strong: Nothing|
| Drop: Nothing|
Soul: Nature Mine
| Chapel, Underground Reservoir|
|An eerie plant that feeds on blood.|| Strong: Lightning|
Weak: Slashing, Fire, Stone
| Soul: Mixed Set (20%)|| Garden of Madness, Subterranean Hell|
|An eerie plant that feeds on blood.|| Strong: Electric|
Weak: Slash, Fire, Stone
Skill Pt: 1
| Drop: Strawberry|| Buried Chamber|
|This plant's diet of blood results in odd mutations.|| Strong: Thunder, Light|
Weak: Slash, Flame
Skill Pt: 1
| Ruvas Forest, Argila Swamp|
|An eerie plant that feeds on blood.|| Strong: Lightning, Holy|
Weak: Fire, Darkness
| Soul: Red (4.30%) Plant Une in the ground.|| Chapter 2|
|Item Data: Une|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Juicy seedless grapes [use]|| Food (Fruit)|
| HP +5|| Drop: Thornweed|
|Ripe red strawberry [use]|| Food (Fruit)|
| HP +10|| Drop: Thornweed|
|Large, freshly picked strawberries.|| Item (Food/Fruit)|
| HP +150|| Drop: Une|
|Plant an Une in the ground|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 5 MP|| ATK +4|| Rarity: *|
Steal: Une (4.3%)
- The Creeping Corpse enemy found in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow may be based on the Une and the Chosen Une.