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See also: Magic Book (disambiguation)

The Bible,[1] also known as the Holy Book[2] or the Grimoire[3] (魔法の書 Mahō no Sho), is an item in Castlevania. It first appeared in Vampire Killer, where a White Bible would cause the Old Crone to reduce her prices, while a Black Bible would cause her to increase them instead. In later games, it appeared as a sub-weapon which releases an animated Bible moving around the screen, using words to exorcise evil.

OriginsEdit

Bible - 01

The Gutenberg Bible, the first printed Bible.

The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews, Samaritans and Rastafarians.

What is regarded as canonical text differs depending on traditions and groups; a number of Bible canons have evolved, with overlapping and diverging contents. The Hebrew Bible overlaps with the Greek Septuagint and the Christian Old Testament. The Christian New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, believed to be mostly Jewish disciples of Christ.

The Bible has been a massive influence on literature and history, especially in the Western World, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type.

OverviewEdit

The Bible, used as a sub-weapon, generally attacks in one of two forms:

  1. Spiraling from its caster outward, while its pages deal Holy damage.
  2. Spinning around the character, dealing a small amount of Holy damage to nearby enemies.

As the Bible is a sub-weapon, an Item Crash can also be performed with it. Richter Belmont has two types of Item Crashes, while Juste has five:

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Bible
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
VK-White Bible White Bible (jpn) - Vampire Killer [edit]
' Item
Simon Belmont 
VK-Black Bible Black Bible (jpn) - Vampire Killer [edit]
' Item
Simon Belmont 
RoB Holy BookBible SOTN DXC Icon
(PCE/PSP)
Magic Book - Rondo of Blood [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Richter 
Consume: 3 Hearts (10 by using his Item Crash) 
Bible Icon Bible [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Assails foes with holy scripture. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 5 Hearts (Alucard / Richter / Maria) 
ATT +8
Effect: Spins about waist (can have 2 out simultaneously).
Special: Item Crash (Richter only, 15 Hearts).
Holy Book Icon Holy Book - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Juste Belmont 
Consume: 3 Hearts (5 when Earth Ring is equipped).  Effect: Can combine with differents Spell Books for more powerfuls attacks.
Subweapon PoR Icon Bible - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A book containing words that exorcise evil. Sub-Weapon
Jonathan 
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 22 MP 
Base Attack: 7/21 (0 SP/Mastered)
Find: Entrance (reward from Wind)
Conditions: Complete "Ghosts of the Desert" quest. 
Effect: The holy book spreads its pages around Jonathan, damaging enemies nearby.
Special: Mastered - Increases in size and moves faster.
Evolve: 2,000 SP to master.
Holy Book PoR Icon Holy Book - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Richter 
Consume: 17 MP  Find: Starts with
Effect: Spreads pages around Richter, damaging enemies near him.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Bible HD Icon Bible - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Book containing words that exorcise evil. Sub-Weapon
Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Simon 
Consume: 15 MP  ATK +8
Rarity: ***
Find: Purple Chest
(Chapter 2) Chapter 7 Astarte (boss drop)
Drop: Puppet Master

GalleryEdit

ArtworksEdit

AnimationsEdit

Sub-weaponEdit

Item CrashEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Page 25, the English manual of Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
  2. Page 15, the English manual of Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  3. Page 12, the English manual of Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
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