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"It's a cruel world. Maybe we do all deserve to die. But maybe we could be better, too. If you kill us all, you end human cruelty, yes. But you end human kindness, too."
— Captain in "Investigators"

The Captain (船長 Senchō?) is a character in the Castlevania animated series. He assists Isaac in Tunis and transports him and his troops to Genoa.

He was voiced by Lance Reddick in the English version of the show.


While traveling through northern Africa, Isaac arrives to the docks of a city looking for a ship that could take him and his creatures back to Genoa. There, he meets the Captain, who agrees to book him passage on his.

While traveling through the Mediterranean, Isaac and the Captain peacefully sit at the table and start debating the merits of humanity. The Captain is intrigued by Isaac and asks him to tell him his story. Isaac tells him what happened in Wallachia and how Dracula saved his life. He reveals that he's a Sufi, as well as his skills as a forgemaster. Upon hearing Isaac's plan to take up Dracula's cause and kill all the people in the world, the Captain disperses a little bit of wisdom to him. Why would he live out Dracula's story when he can tell his own. But also, the Captain points out that by eliminating humanity, he'll also destroy what makes it beautiful.


Season 3
3-01. Bless Your Dead Little Hearts
3-02. The Reparation of My Heart
3-03. Investigators
3-04. I Have a Scheme
3-05. A Seat of Civilisation and Refinement
3-06. The Good Dream
3-07. Worse Things Than Betrayal
3-08. What the Night Brings
3-09. The Harvest
3-10. Abandon All Hope


  • "If you don't have your own story, you become part of someone else's." ("Investigators")
  • "Why live out a dead vampire's story when you have your own story to tell?" ("Investigators")
  • "No more jokes. No more gifts. No more surprises." ("Investigators")



Concept art and other artworks[]


  • In the artbook, it is mentioned that the Captain's clothing was inspired by the Kru people of Liberia.
  • The blue longcoat the Captain is seen wearing over his shoulders is reminiscent to the one Richter Belmont wears on his redesign from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night by Ayami Kojima and could probably be a reference, although this is unconfirmed.
  • His accent may suggest he could be from the Caribbean; especially, since it is a region which was already explored in that world (due to the anachronistic nature of the series).
  • The Captain's ship is equipped with cannons, which hadn't been seen anywhere else in the series so far.
  • In an interview about Season 3 of the Castlevania animated series, when asked about Grant Danasty, Warren Ellis stated that the Captain had no connection to Grant, but the "Pirate of the Roads" was hinted to at least be a nod.[1]