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The Will O' Wisp is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are oppressed souls which manifest themselves as floating balls of evil energy. They will attack anyone who comes near them by electrocuting or homing into them, and will also respawn constantly.

OriginsEdit

Will-o-the-wisp and snake by Hermann Hendrich 1823

The Will o' the Wisp and the Snake by Hermann Hendrich.

Also known as ignis fatuus or jack-o'-lantern, the will-o'-the-wisp is an atmospheric ghost light seen by travelers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travelers away from the safety of paths.

The term "will-o'-the-wisp" comes from "wisp", a bundle of sticks or paper sometimes used as a torch, and the name "Will": thus, "Will-of-the-torch".

In European folklore, these lights are believed to be spirits of the dead, fairies, or a variety of other supernatural beings which attempt to lead travelers to their demise. A modern Americanized adaptation of this travelers' association frequently places swaying ghost lights along roadsides and railroad tracks. This swaying movement is alleged to be that of 19th- and early 20th-century railway workers supposedly killed on the job. Sometimes the lights are believed to be the spirits of unbaptized or stillborn children, flitting between Heaven and Hell.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn)Edit

A blue flame that respawns around the Cursed Prison the same way as Ghosts do in the Marble Gallery.

Will O' Wisp
No. Name JPN Level HP
97 Will O' Wisp 23 4
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- - - - 90
Location Drop Guard
Cursed Prison Potion, Manna Prism -
Description "A desecrated soul whose hatred never fades."

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Blue flames with a small and dark core that materialize out of thin air in infinite numbers, usually from a spot high on the room, and slowly home toward Nathan. They are found in a few diverse areas of the castle, mainly in the Triumph Hallway. They don't pose any real, though, and in return they may drop Mind Restores often.

COTM Willowisp
Name JPN HP EXP
Will O' Wisp ウィルオウィスプ U~iruō~isupu 11 9
ATK DEF Location
110 16 Audience Room, Triumph Hallway, Outer Wall
Common Drop Rare Drop
Wrist Band (2.5%) Mind Restore (0.5%)
Resistance Fire

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Will O' Wisp
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Potion Icon Potion (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores some HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
Alucard 
HP +50
Buy: $800 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bat, Corpseweed, Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
First Obtained: (May start with)
Manna Prism Icon Manna Prism (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores all MP [use] Medicine (Mind Potion)
Alucard 
MP + 100%
Buy: $4,000 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Ectoplasm, Salome, Specter (Saturn-only), Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
Castlevania CotM equipment-wrist band Wrist Band (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Cotton armband. Arm (Bracelet)
Nathan 
STR +5
Drop: Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Devil Tower, Bat, Medusa Head, Were-Panther
Castlevania CotM item-mind restore Mind Restore (Mind Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 30% MP. Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
Nathan 
MP +30%
Drop: Witch, Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Specter, Nightmare, Brain Float, Mudman

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