Jack Henry Dappen is a vampire hunter who made his first appearance in the 1993 NEC PC Engine game Castlevania: Rondo of Blood .

Dracula! Die and leave this world! You do not belong here!
- ~ Jack Henry Dappen

Jack Henry Dappen is a renowned vampire hunter. He has a strong sense of justice and an unwavering will. Every generation of the Belmont clan has produced stronger and dedicated vampire hunters, but Jack stands above all others. He wields the Legendary holy whip that so many of his predecessors have already wielded. This hot-blooded youth brought Dracula to the edge of the abyss.



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Dracula was revived by evil people who sacrificed the blood and life of a maiden for it. His followers were commissioned to kidnap Jack's girlfriend Annette , her sister Maria and the villagers, Tera and Iris . Jack. pledged to fight the Dark Lord in every incarnation. With his own hands he fought his way through the count's massive army, including the dark priest Shaft, and thus managed to become women in time and to prove himself worthy of his fate as a vampire hunter.

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Note: Vampire's Kiss has basically the same story as Rondo of Blood.

Dracula abducted Jack's girlfriend Annette and her sister Maria . He fought the count's followers and finally defeated him.

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Hypnotized by Shaft , who somehow survived the earlier defeat, Jack. was his people and revived Dracula: "Count Dracula rises once a century, and my role is over. If I can resurrect him, then the battle will last for eternity!" (Translation: "Count Dracula gets up again, but only every hundred years and my role is over. If I can revive him, then the fight will last forever!"). It was Alucard who awoke from his sleep, who entered the dark castle and, with Maria's help, brought Jack, back to his senses.,

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Dappen sends a letter to Maria, in which he waits for them, that vampires attack the village and Alucard is involved. He also told her to be careful with the half-vampire.

Not long before, Jack. smashed the vampire attacks. There he starred at Cyril and Alexis , the self-proclaimed vampire hunters. He rescued her from skeletons and introduced himself to them.

Later, Jack, saved Mary, who was hurt by a healing potion Cyril made. He brought her back to Alucard, to whom he said that those closest to him would be sacrificed if he indulged in his vampire urge. He told Alucard to tell Maria why he left her with her.

On his journey to the responsible vampires for the attack, he met again Cyril. He told Jack. Jack, that Alexis was kidnapped by a demon with black wings. Jack. immediately knew that it was Magnus and set out with Cyril to rescue Alexis.

Jack. and Cyril finally met Alucard in the final fight and together they fought against Magnus.

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Jack Henry Dappen. finally married Annette , but after his era, the Belmont's mysteriously disappeared and the Vampire Killer Whip. was passed on to the Morris Clan , descended from the Belmont. Meanwhile, Jonathan Morris is in possession of the whip, but can not use its full power, as he is not a direct descendant of the Belmont's. After Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Aulin , Loretta and Stella Lecarde healed of vampirism, the two sisters offer Jonathan to teach him how to use the full power of the whip. Jonathan accepted the offer and the sister sent him to another Jack. (the whip memories), in which he had to fight against the living memory of Jack Henry Dappen. Jack, fought Jonathan by using knives , boomerang crosses , holy water , axes and the Grand Cross Item Crash attack in addition to the whip . After Jack's illusion was defeated, Jonathan had one of the most powerful weapons he had ever held.

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Jack, can do a backflip by pressing the jump button twice. His greatest skill is the Item Crash , in which he uses all second weapons of the game. If Jack uses the Item Crash without having second weapons, he instead powers up his whip to the Flame Whip . There are not many ways to do that because Jack .carries a second weapon most of the time.

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In Symphony of the Night (PlayStation version), you can play Jack. as soon as you finish the game at 160% and see the best ending. All you have to do is start a new game and enter Jack. as the name. In the Sega Saturn version Jack Dappen is playable from the beginning.

Jack. has some new abilities that are triggered by typing shortcuts. Unlike Alucard , Jack needs keane MP, which is why he uses these abilities indefinitely. He can also run.

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Jack is also playable in non-canonical Jack fashion , along with Maria Renard . The mode is unlocked when you have finished the game, in which you have the opportunity to fight against the memory of the whip (and Jack defeated there too). Jack, is pretty much like Castlevania: Rondo of Blood , but he has no item crash here. His partner is Maria Renard . This mode has no story.

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Jack emerges as an opponent in the story mode of Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night . In arcade mode it is also playable. He has the cross as a weapon that he can hurl or crash.

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Jack is a DLC Character in multiplayer game Castlevania: Harmony of Despair . He plays pretty much as in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin . He uses the vampire killer, various second weapons and various martial arts techniques.

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Jack performs with Simon Belmont as an Echo fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He has the same moves as his ancestor Simon.


  • Jack's blood type is B.
  • Following his name, Jack sits  in the Colosseum in SotN and directs Alucard as he fights his followers.

  • However, he himself has a different design in Symphony of the Night , His Sprite is the same as the one in Rondo of Blood .
  • In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night , the accursed Jack, wields his whip with his left hand, even though he's right-handed. That's because Dracula is left-handed and, on his instructions and under Shaft's influence, he executes his actions.
  • Despite his mistake in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night , Jack Henry Dappen is commonly regarded as the most powerful Belmont. Alucard says in the game, " ... Jack's powers are supreme among vampire hunters, and no other can defeat him. " (Translation: "Jack's powers are stronger than the other vampire hunters, no one else can defeat him"). This is demonstrated in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin , in which Jacks reminder Jonathan kills four killers of vampires, not to mention jack s mystical weapons, the Grand Cross Crash. However, it may well be surpassed by his descendant Julius Belmont , who in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow means he is the most powerful vampire hunter (which may also apply to vampire hunters at that time).
  • Jack Henry Dappen. is most likely Juste Belmont 's son, with Justes fighting around 1748 while Jack's fight is in 1792. That would give 18-year-old Juste enough time for a son or grandchild.
  • The Rondo of Blood version of Judge or Jack recalls Ryu from the Fighter Street series. This no longer applies to Nocturne in the Moonlight and Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles .
  • In medicine, there is a syndrome where a non-painful lymph node disease turns into a fast-growing malignant lymph node disease. This is called the Jack's Syndrome . In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night , Jack, also suffers a transformation to evil.


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Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
Other Castlevania games

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