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|jname = アグニ ''Aguni'' (Agni)
 
|jname = アグニ ''Aguni'' (Agni)
 
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*[[Aguni Fire]]
 
*[[:category:Flying Bosses|Levitation]]
 
*[[:category:Flying Bosses|Levitation]]
*Smashes the ground with his claws
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*Swipes at the ground with his claws
 
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|lore = [[:category:Hindu Gods|Hindu mythology]]
 
|lore = [[:category:Hindu Gods|Hindu mythology]]
 
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''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow|Dawn of Sorrow]]''<br />
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''[[Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin|Portrait of Ruin]]''
 
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'''Aguni''' is a boss fought in ''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]''. He is the embodiment of fire, a primitive god which was captured by [[Dracula]]'s magic inside an alternate world which can only by accessed by entering through a mirror. Aguni is the main source of the [[Fire|pyrokinetic]] powers [[Dario Bossi]] controls, and must be defeated instead of him to be able to get to the real ending of the game.
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'''Aguni''' is a [[:category:Bosses|boss]] fought in ''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]''. He is the embodiment of fire, a primitive god which was captured by [[Dracula]]'s magic inside an alternate realm which can only by accessed by entering through a mirror. Aguni is the main source of the [[Fire|pyrokinetic]] powers [[Dario Bossi]] controls and must be defeated instead of him to be able to get to the real ending of the game.
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Aguni also appears in ''[[Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin]]'' as an optional boss.
   
 
==Origins==
 
==Origins==
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[[wikipedia:Agni|Agni]] is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word ''agni'' is Sanskrit for "fire" (noun), cognate with Latin ''ignis'' (the root of English "ignite"), Russian ''ogon'' (pronounced ''agon'': "fire"), and ''ogni'' (pronounced ''agni'': "fires"). Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.
 
[[wikipedia:Agni|Agni]] is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word ''agni'' is Sanskrit for "fire" (noun), cognate with Latin ''ignis'' (the root of English "ignite"), Russian ''ogon'' (pronounced ''agon'': "fire"), and ''ogni'' (pronounced ''agni'': "fires"). Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.
   
Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he is also immortal.
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[[File:Moloch - 01.gif|thumb|130px|<p style="text-align: center;">18th Century depiction of the Moloch idol.<br />''Die Alten Jüdischen Heiligthümer'' (1711, 1738)</p>]]
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Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he's also immortal.
   
 
His cult survived the change of the ancient Vedic fire worship into modern Hinduism. The sacred fire-drill (agnimathana) for procuring the temple-fire by friction (symbolic of Agni's daily miraculous birth) is still used.
 
His cult survived the change of the ancient Vedic fire worship into modern Hinduism. The sacred fire-drill (agnimathana) for procuring the temple-fire by friction (symbolic of Agni's daily miraculous birth) is still used.
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However, Aguni's physical appearance in the ''[[Castlevania (series)|Castlevania]]'' series is more reminiscent of [[wikipedia:Moloch|Moloch]], the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice, through fire or war.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]''===
 
===''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]''===
Aguni first appears in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' when [[Celia Fortner]] decides that Dario is completely outmatched by [[Soma Cruz]]. In order to grant Dario enough power to defeat Soma, he bonds his soul with Aguni, and by doing this, he greatly increases his pyrokinetic powers. Soma uses the power of [[Paranoia]] to enter the mirror behind Dario and destroy Aguni. If the player decides to defeat Dario directly (and getting a bad ending), then Soma will seal Dario's power with a [[Magic Seal|magic seal]], which will cause Aguni to overload Dario and destroy him from within.
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Aguni first appears in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' when [[Celia Fortner]] decides that [[Dario Bossi|Dario]] is completely outmatched by [[Soma Cruz]]. In order to grant him enough power to defeat Soma, Dario binds his soul with Aguni, and by doing this he greatly increases his pyrokinetic powers. Soma uses the power of [[Paranoia]] to enter the mirror behind Dario and destroy Aguni. If the player decides to defeat Dario directly (thus getting the bad ending), then Soma will seal Dario's power with a [[Magic Seal|magic seal]], which will cause Aguni to overload Dario and destroy him from within.
   
Aguni's soul allows Soma to unleash the [[Aguni Fire]], which sends a shockwave of flames in a forward direction on the ground. This soul is very similar to the [[Frozen Shade]] soul, except that Aguni's travels across the ground much faster.
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Aguni's soul allows Soma to unleash the [[Aguni Fire]], which sends a shockwave of flames in a forward direction on the ground. This soul is very similar to the [[Frozen Shade]]'s soul, except that Aguni's travels across the ground much faster.
   
 
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===''[[Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin]]''===
 
===''[[Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin]]''===
Aguni also appears in ''Portrait of Ruin'' as an optional sub-boss found in the coliseum-like secret portrait, the [[Nest of Evil]]. He fights just like he does in the previous game. His appearance in this game isn't considered as canon, as he later appears in ''Dawn of Sorrow''.
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Aguni also appears in ''Portrait of Ruin'' as an optional boss found in the coliseum-like secret portrait the [[Nest of Evil]]. He fights just like he does in the previous game, although his appearance in this game isn't considered canon.
   
 
{{Enemy Stats/Portrait of Ruin
 
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==Attacks==
 
==Attacks==
*Aguni attempts to smash the player with his claws three times in a row. There's enough time between these attacks for Soma to slide away or simply run between them if he's cornered.
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*Aguni attempts to swipe at the player with his claws three times in a row. There is enough time between these attacks for Soma to slide away or simply run between them if he is cornered.
*Aguni hovers in midair and spits a series of [[fireball]]s which create fountains of fire once they touch the floor and travel across until they reach the edge of the room. These flames can be jumped over and the player may take this opportunity to damage him while he's suspended in the air.
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*Aguni hovers in midair and spews a series of [[fireball]]s which create fountains of fire once they touch the floor and travel across until they reach the edge of the room. These flames can be jumped over and the player may take this opportunity to damage him while he is suspended in midair.
 
*Aguni flies upward and off the screen, then comes down a moment later and dives into the ground, unleashing two large waves of flames that travel a brief distance across the floor, one on each direction.
 
*Aguni flies upward and off the screen, then comes down a moment later and dives into the ground, unleashing two large waves of flames that travel a brief distance across the floor, one on each direction.
 
*Aguni briefly stops in midair and then makes two to four large swoops across the room in a pendulum-like pattern.
 
*Aguni briefly stops in midair and then makes two to four large swoops across the room in a pendulum-like pattern.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Aguni may be an incorrect translation of the name "Agni", although it could also be a pun on the word "agony".
 
*Aguni may be an incorrect translation of the name "Agni", although it could also be a pun on the word "agony".
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*Aguni's trademark attack, [[Aguni Fire]], which creates a pillar of fire that travels across the ground, may be the base of [[Dracula]]'s iconic yet unnamed flame pillars attack (first seen in ''[[Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse]]''), as this was a power only the [[Dark Lord Candidate]]s were able to control (the same way as [[Dmitrii Blinov|Dmitrii]] mastered Dracula's [[Power of Dominance]]).
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**Other characteristic Dracula's powers (such as [[Hellfire]], [[Bat Form]] and [[Death Touch]]) were previously given their origins in the prequel ''[[Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]''.
   
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Latest revision as of 21:38, March 9, 2020

Not to be confused with Agunea.

Aguni is a boss fought in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. He is the embodiment of fire, a primitive god which was captured by Dracula's magic inside an alternate realm which can only by accessed by entering through a mirror. Aguni is the main source of the pyrokinetic powers Dario Bossi controls and must be defeated instead of him to be able to get to the real ending of the game.

Aguni also appears in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin as an optional boss.

OriginsEdit

Agni - 01

Agni, the Hindu god of fire.

Agni is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word agni is Sanskrit for "fire" (noun), cognate with Latin ignis (the root of English "ignite"), Russian ogon (pronounced agon: "fire"), and ogni (pronounced agni: "fires"). Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.

Moloch - 01

18th Century depiction of the Moloch idol.
Die Alten Jüdischen Heiligthümer (1711, 1738)

Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he's also immortal.

His cult survived the change of the ancient Vedic fire worship into modern Hinduism. The sacred fire-drill (agnimathana) for procuring the temple-fire by friction (symbolic of Agni's daily miraculous birth) is still used.

However, Aguni's physical appearance in the Castlevania series is more reminiscent of Moloch, the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice, through fire or war.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

Aguni first appears in Dawn of Sorrow when Celia Fortner decides that Dario is completely outmatched by Soma Cruz. In order to grant him enough power to defeat Soma, Dario binds his soul with Aguni, and by doing this he greatly increases his pyrokinetic powers. Soma uses the power of Paranoia to enter the mirror behind Dario and destroy Aguni. If the player decides to defeat Dario directly (thus getting the bad ending), then Soma will seal Dario's power with a magic seal, which will cause Aguni to overload Dario and destroy him from within.

Aguni's soul allows Soma to unleash the Aguni Fire, which sends a shockwave of flames in a forward direction on the ground. This soul is very similar to the Frozen Shade's soul, except that Aguni's travels across the ground much faster.

Aguni
No. Name JPN HP MP ATK
113 Aguni アグニ Aguni (Agni) 4,000 9,999 99
Tolerance Weakness
Fire, Clockwork (unaffected) Water
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
The Pinnacle - - Aguni Fire 10,000
Description "A being that is the embodiment of fire."

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Aguni also appears in Portrait of Ruin as an optional boss found in the coliseum-like secret portrait the Nest of Evil. He fights just like he does in the previous game, although his appearance in this game isn't considered canon.

Aguni
No. Name JPN HP
133 Aguni アグニ Aguni (Agni) 4,000
Tolerance Weakness
Fire Ice
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Nest of Evil - - 3,500 70
Description "A primitive god of fire, captured by Dracula's magic."

AttacksEdit

  • Aguni attempts to swipe at the player with his claws three times in a row. There is enough time between these attacks for Soma to slide away or simply run between them if he is cornered.
  • Aguni hovers in midair and spews a series of fireballs which create fountains of fire once they touch the floor and travel across until they reach the edge of the room. These flames can be jumped over and the player may take this opportunity to damage him while he is suspended in midair.
  • Aguni flies upward and off the screen, then comes down a moment later and dives into the ground, unleashing two large waves of flames that travel a brief distance across the floor, one on each direction.
  • Aguni briefly stops in midair and then makes two to four large swoops across the room in a pendulum-like pattern.

TriviaEdit

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