Castlevania: Harmony of Despair/Characters
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Characters from Castlevania: Harmony of Despair include:
- Alucard: From Symphony of the Night. Wields several different kinds of weapons, but mainly swords and is the only character who can use shields (although their use is questionable in the long run). Can use Dark Magic by finding spell scrolls, although he no longer has subweapons or familiars. The only remnants of his alternative forms are a temporary Mist form and his Wolf Charge, which has been reduced to a mere slide. His Dark Magic gets stronger the more you collect. His theme music is Pitiful Scion, better known as The Tragic Prince from Symphony of the Night, and is available as DLC in the first Music Pack.
- Soma Cruz: From Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow. Like Alucard, he wields several kinds of weapons but mainly swords. Unlike Alucard, his weapon catalog is more diverse, ranging from axes to cudgels and even guns. Can use the Power of Dominance to absorb enemy souls and gain more attacks. Souls become enhanced the more they are collected. His theme music is Pitch-Black Intrusion from Dawn of Sorrow, and is available as DLC in the first Music Pack.
- Jonathan Morris: From Portrait of Ruin. Wields the Vampire Killer only, losing his extensive library of weapons from Portrait of Ruin. Also has access to various Martial Arts and subweapons, some even exclusive to him. His Vampire Killer becomes stronger when his subweapons increase in level, and increasing all of them to 9 unlocks the full powered Vampire Killer, which deals Holy damage. His theme music is Invitation of a Crazed Moon from Portrait of Ruin, and is available as DLC in the first Music Pack.
- Charlotte Aulin: From Portrait of Ruin. Wields the Book of Binding. She can use the book to bind monsters attacks and use them as spells. Her main attack will produce more weapons out of the tome the more spells are collected. Her theme music is The Hidden Curse from Portrait of Ruin, and is available as DLC in the first Music Pack.
- Shanoa: From Order of Ecclesia. Wields weapons and magic from Glyphs. She can find more weapon Glyphs through boss chests, and more magic Glyphs by absorbing attacks from enemy monsters. She also has Magnes, a key Glyph for exploring. Spells can be leveled up, but otherwise there are no aesthetic or notable changes. Her theme music is An Empty Tome from Order of Ecclesia, and is available as DLC in the first Music Pack.
- Julius Belmont (DLC for 360 version only; available at the start in the Play Station 3 version): From Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow. Wields the Vampire Killer whip much like Simon Belmont did in Super Castlevania IV, with eight-directional whipping and the ability to grab on Magnes points. Unlike Jonathan, he only has access to the traditional Belmont subweapons and only has 2 Martial Arts, one of them being Omnia Vanitas, his teleport dash from Aria of Sorrow. His whip has the longest range of all the whip characters. His theme music is Can't Wait Until Night ~Heart of Fire~ from Aria of Sorrow, and is available as DLC in the second Music Pack.
- Yoko Belnades (DLC for 360 version only; available at the start in the Play Station 3 version): From Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow. Wields the Belnades Staff, which no longer gives a life bonus when hitting enemies. Uses her three spells from Dawn of Sorrow: Blue Splash, Holy Flames, and Holy Lightning. Has the most powerful spells of all the magic users. Her theme music is Aquarius from Castlevania III and Circle of the Moon, and is available as DLC in the second Music Pack.
- Richter Belmont: From Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night, playing more like the latter. Like Julius he can only use traditional Belmont subweapons. He can only whip forward, but to compensate he can use a vast array of Martial Arts, which include his Sliding Kick, Tackle, and Backflip and which he can chain together to perform highly damaging combos. Has the strongest normal attack power of the Belmonts. His theme music is Divine Bloodlines from Rondo of Blood, with elements from The Outcasts / Strange Bloodlines from Symphony of the Night and Bloodlines Bequeathed from Portrait of Ruin. It is available as DLC in the second Music Pack.
- Maria Renard: From Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night, playing more like the former. Fights with the mortal incarnations of The Four Gods of the Chinese Zodiac. She can also use the music book, here known as the Hymn. Instead of singing a dissonant tune, however, she sings Bloody Tears. One of the smallest characters, her small hitbox allows her to fit inside areas which cannot normally be entered, and sometimes she can avoid attacks entirely. Her theme music is Slash from Rondo of Blood with elements from the Castlevania Judgment version, and is available as DLC in the second Music Pack.
- Simon Belmont: From Castlevania, fighting much like his original form in 8-bit glory with the addition of a double jump, jump kick and slide. Wields the Vampire Killer. He also has access to the traditional Belmont subweapons. Upgrading his subweapons turns the Vampire Killer into a metal bladed whip instead of his normal one, and upgrading all of them makes it flash. Can throw a fireball out of the whip using a Hadouken motion. His whip has the fastest recovery time of the whip users. His theme music is, obviously, Simon's Theme from Super Castlevania IV and Portrait of Ruin, and is available as DLC in the second Music Pack.
- Fuma Getsu: From the obscure Japanese NES action-RPG Getsu Fuuma Den. Wields the Pulse Blade, which is a katana that shoots waves of energy that increase in number when he levels up his subweapons, which are War Drums, Throwing Stars, and Hexplosives (curse bombs). His double jump can also damage enemies he comes in contact with, as can the pose each character makes when you hold Up.
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