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The Belnades Clan (ヴェルナンデス一族 Verunandesu Ichizoku?) bloodline is a clan of mostly magic-users, including witches and magicians. The first known member of this clan was Sypha Belnades in the 15th century. They have worked affiliated with the Church since that time, and have also supported the Belmont Family in their quest against Dracula in many occasions. According to the Japanese instruction booklet of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, some of them were persecuted by the superstitious townsfolk; Sypha's family was killed and she was raised afterward by the Orthodox Church as a priestess and vampire hunter, the latter being the usual work of her future descendants.

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  • The name "Belnades" is originally credited as Velnumdes in the 1989 NES game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.[2]
  • The clan name is also known as "Fernandez", perhaps the original intention of the name, and "Belnades" could be a mistaken transliteration, because:
    • Modern Japanese lacks the Old Japanese syllable fe /ɸe/, so Sypha's creator must use the closest-sounding native syllable, be べ.
    • In Spanish dialects, "z" is either pronounced /s/ "s" or /θ/ "th", and both are realized as "s" by Japanese speakers (cf. English health > herusu ヘルス).
    • The sounds of "-el" and "-er" are usually translated into "-エル" (-eru) in Japanese.
  • Since Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades are referred as a married couple after the events in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, it is possible that Charlotte Aulin and Yoko Belnades descended from Sypha's sisters who were being persecuted during the witch hunts according to Sypha's campaign in Castlevania Judgment. While Sypha's children with Trevor continued the Belmont Clan.
  • According to Yoko Belnades's file in Dawn of Sorrow, the Belnades Staff is a weapon relic passed down on generations in the clan, similar to the Vampire Killer whip.

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