Role in the series Edit
Zephyr encounters Soma Cruz in the Cursed Clock Tower and demonstrates his power by destroying all the lamps in the room before Soma can even move. His attacks mostly include using his time stopping ability to do certain moves. His weakness is actually the fact that he stands or walks a lot without attacking. At this time, the player can easily keep hitting him with Killer Clowns or a different ranged soul or weapon. The only thing the player has to be careful of is not to attack him if he has an aura around him. If the player does, Zephyr will stop time and slash him. Once defeated, Zephyr's power over time goes out of control and causes Zephyr to age rapidly until becoming nothing but bone then dust.
Zephyer fights with the power of time manipulation (Chronokinesis). He also wears a strapped claw on each hand and throws knives at his enemies. His main attacks include:
- Throwing a knife in a straight line, in Portrait of Ruin this becomes three knives at once
- Jumping off the walls and ceilings whilst throwing knives
- Slashing his foe with one of his claws should they get too close
- Using time powers to make himself faster and performing a charge followed by a claw slash
- Freezing time and placing some knives above his foe, upon unfreezing time the knives would fall
Game Appearances Edit
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (Nintendo DS): Ninth boss. Found in the Cursed Clock Tower.
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Nintendo DS): Sub-boss found in the coliseum like secret portrait: Nest of Evil (Note: Zephyr drops no soul in this game)
"A demon with mastery over time." In Dawn, he stops time and dashes past Soma, destroying the candles on the clock tower. He fights mostly the same in Portrait, but lacks the introduction. He fights by slowly strutting, and will either chuck knives at the heroes, or crouch and give off an aura while chuckling. If he's attacked in this pose, he'll stop time before the attack can connect, and either jump over you while laying knives in an arc, or dash towards you and take a swipe at you. When time resumes, the knives will fly to the ground. Thankfully, Zephyr isn't focusing on aiming, and you can see openings while time is stopped, allowing you to step into safety when time is resumed. He'll occasinaly due either attack even when not attacked. He'll also jump at a wall, and throw a knife at you when he launches off the wall. When defeated, he appears to lose his control over time, rapidly decomposing into a skeleton. In Dawn, his remains are sucked into the magic seal with the clock hands and some snow, and in Portrait, his skeleton collapses onto the floor, where it crumbles into dust.
In Dawn of Sorrow, you should get away from him when he murmurs to himself because if you are close to him he will charge. You could equip the Dead Pirate soul because you can double jump over him and hit him from behind with a polearm, which is his weakness.
In Portrait of Ruin, he is far eaiser because you can hit him with the Flame Whip, which exploits his weakness, and if the player attacks Zephyr while he is doing his pose, and knives are set up in their positions, the Whip Skill 1 can also provide protection from them. You could also use the Alucard Spear which deals a lot of damage. Overall, Zephyr is just easier than his Dawn of Sorrow counterpart because, at the point you face him, you have a wide array of weapons and magic with which to kill him quickly.
|Enemy Data: Zephyr|
|Image||Name - Game|
|A demon with mastery over time.|| Weak: Piercing, Slashing|
| Soul: Clockwork|| Cursed Clock Tower|
|A demon who has mastery over time.|| Weak: Whip, Piercing, Fire|
Skill Pt: 60
| Nest of Evil|
The soul of Zephyr has the power to stop time. It isn't as useful as it sounds, however, and will most likely rank low on your most used list. It is an important component in the story however -- it is integral in order to gain entry to the Silenced Ruins. The first time you reach the area, via the Subterranean Hell, you will witness a cannon firing at a pillar. Before the pillar is broken, however, time is stopped by a cheeky Chronomage. You cannot proceed without the pillar destroyed, thus you must go back. Once you have the Zephyr soul, however, you can turn the tables on the Chronomage by using it to counter the frozen time spell, which will allow the cannon to destroy the pillar and allow passage into the Silenced Ruins.
- Zephyr is based on Dio Brando from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and uses similar attacks i.e. Knives and time freeze. One of his Japanese voice clips even echoes Dio's (in)famous "Toki yo tomare (time has stopped)." His fight ontop of the clock tower is a reference to Part 3 of the manga.
|Soma Cruz - Mina Hakuba - Julius Belmont - Yoko Belnades - Genya Arikado (Alucard) - Hammer|
|Celia Fortner - Dario Bossi - Dmitrii Blinov|
|Flying Armor - Balore - Malphas - Puppet Master - Rahab - Gergoth - Zephyr - Bat Company|
Paranoia - Aguni - Abaddon - Death - Menace
|The Lost Village - Wizardry Lab - Garden of Madness - The Dark Chapel - Demon Guest House - Condemned Tower|
Cursed Clock Tower - Subterranean Hell - Silenced Ruins - The Pinnacle - Mine of Judgement - The Abyss
|Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtrack|
|DoubleJump Books Dawn of Sorrow Official Strategy Guide|
Konami Akumajo Dracula: Sougetsu no Juujika Official Guide
|Bestiary - Inventory - Julius Mode - Voice Translations|
|Jonathan Morris - Charlotte Aulin - Wind - Vincent Dorin|
|Brauner - Stella - Loretta - Death - Dracula|
|Richter Belmont - Maria Renard - Old Axe Armor|
|Main Game Bosses|
|Dullahan - Behemoth - Keremet - Astarte - Legion - Dagon |
The Creature - Mummy Man - Werewolf - Medusa
|Nest of Evil Bosses|
|Balore - Gergoth - Zephyr - Aguni - Abaddon - Doppelganger|
Fake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
|Entrance - Great Stairway - Buried Chamber - Tower of Death - Master's Keep - Throne Room|
|City of Haze - Nation of Fools - Sandy Grave - Forest of Doom|
13th Street - Burnt Paradise - Forgotten City - Dark Academy - Nest of Evil
|Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Original Soundtrack|
|BradyGames Portrait of Ruin Official Strategy Guide - Konami Akumajo Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth Official Guide|
|Bestiary - Inventory - Sisters Mode - Richter Mode - Old Axe Armor Mode|