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For other uses, see Christopher Belmont (disambiguation).

Christopher Belmont (クリストファー・ベルモンド Kurisutofā Berumondo?, Christopher Belmondo) is the protagonist of the first two Castlevania games on the Nintendo Game Boy, Castlevania: The Adventure and Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge. An alternate version of him appears as the protagonist of the remake of the first game, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth, on the Wii.

Christopher faced Count Dracula one hundred years after Trevor Belmont's first adventure in Dracula's Castle, and killed Dracula one hundred years before Simon Belmont confronted the Count. In Simon Belmont's time, Christopher was a legendary hero for his deeds.

Background

Castlevania: The Adventure

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Christopher battling through Dracula's army in a cemetery.

Count Dracula resurrected in the year 1576, one hundred years after his death at the hands of Trevor Belmont and his team of heroes. At that time, the Count's one hundred year resurrection cycle became evident. Christopher's blood called for him to challenge Dracula and seal his evil nemesis away for another one hundred years.

With the Vampire Killer, the very same whip Trevor used to first destroy the Count, Christopher set off toward Dracula's Castle, passing through a graveyard, a cave and a booby trapped tower before reaching the Dark Lord's dwelling. Christopher met and defeated Dracula in battle and afterward escaped the castle before it could crumble atop him.

On a hillside cliff, Christopher watched the castle decimate into rubble and walked away from the site of his victory, reassured he had destroyed the Count. Unbeknownst to Christopher, Dracula escaped destruction by turning into mist. The vampire would eventually fly away in bat form from the ruins of his castle and patiently lie in wait for an opportunity to strike back against the Belmont Clan.

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

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Christopher's final battle with Count Dracula.

Christopher Belmont's son, Soleil, was coming of age as a Vampire Hunter. There was a celebration in honor of his passage into manhood. The inhabitants of Transylvania were confident their peace would be long lasting with both Christopher and Soleil keeping a vigil over the land.

Meanwhile, Count Dracula was staggering from his crushing defeat fifteen years prior. He survived the battle with Christopher, but was too weakened to bring his body out of the mist form that saved his undead life. Dracula took note of Soleil and saw him as an opportunity to become whole and defeat Christopher.

The day after the celebration, Soleil disappeared and four elemental castles arose. Christopher broke into the castles and destroyed their guardians, causing the elemental spirits of the castles to drift away, and Count Dracula's castle emerged from the earth. Within the castle, Christopher found Soleil, but Dracula had magically influenced him and turned him against his own father. The two engaged in a duel that ended with Christopher's victory, releasing his son from Dracula's influence. Soleil told his father that Dracula was going to use the four castle spirits to become whole again. Christopher pressed on for the final confrontation with Dracula and destroyed the Count, ridding the world of him for the time being.

Christopher and Soleil watched Dracula's castle fall with full confidence that he was gone and the Belmont bloodline would strongly continue.

Item Data

Castlevania: The Adventure

Item Data: Inventory
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Heart Heart (jpn) - Adventure [edit]
Partially restores your Life Line. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Flashingheart The Flashing Heart (jpn) - Adventure [edit]
Totally restores your Life Line. Item
Christopher Belmont 
1up 1 Up on the Count (1UP) - Adventure [edit]
Gives you an extra life to play with. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Crossgold Cross of Gold (Cross) - Adventure [edit]
Makes you invincible for a limited period of time. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Crystal TA The Crystal (jpn) - Adventure [edit]
Increases the power of your Mystic Whip. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Flashingcrystal The Flashing Crystal (jpn) - Adventure [edit]
Calls forth a Primary Evil. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Coin The Valuable Coin (Coin) - Adventure [edit]
Increases your point wealth. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Gb1-whip1 Mystic Whip (Short Whip) - Adventure [edit]
Your sole means of protection are your Mystic Whip and mindful wits. Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Attrib: 1 Attack
Find: Starts out with
Evolve: Morningstar upon obtaining a Crystal
Gb1 chain-whip Morningstar (Long and Powerful Whip) [alt] - Adventure [edit]
Locate 1 Crystal and your whip will lengthen, strengthen, and become an all-around super weapon against the super freaks. Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Evolve: Fire Balls upon obtaining a Crystal
Gb1 flame-whip Fire Balls - Adventure [edit]
Discover a second Crystal, and fireballs will spew forth, lighting up the enemy and the scoreboard. Your Mystic Whip can only be increased by a power of two. So if you find a third, fourth or one-thousandth crystal, they'll be nothing but worthless status symbols. Whip
Christopher Belmont 

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

Item Data: Inventory
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Heart TA Icon Small Heart (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
Gives you one more use of currently selected weapon. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Big Heart TA Icon Large Heart (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
Gives you five more uses of currently selected weapon. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Meat TA Icon Meat (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Item
Christopher Belmont 
1up TA Icon 1up - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Item
Christopher Belmont 
Crystal TA Icon Crystal Ball (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
Increases the power of the Mystic Whip. The first increase gives you the stronger, longer whip. The second increase gives you the strongest whip -- and you can release deadly balls of fire when you crack it! Item
Christopher Belmont 
Crystal TA Icon Flashing Crystal - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Item
Christopher Belmont 
Coin TA Icon Coin (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
Increases you point wealth. Item
Christopher Belmont 
Gb2-whip Mystic Whip (Short Whip) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Gb2-chain-whip Stronger, Longer Whip (Long and Powerful Whip) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Gb2-fireball-whip Strongest Whip (Fireball Whip) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
' Whip
Christopher Belmont 
Battle Axe TA Icon Battle Axe - Belmont's Revenge (US and Europe only) [edit]
Christopher thoes these mighty weapons in an arc, destroying his foes. Sub-Weapon
Christopher Belmont 
Consume: 1 Heart 
Holy Water TA Icon Holy Water (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge [edit]
Throw vials at creatures of the night and watch them burn! Sub-Weapon
Christopher Belmont 
Consume: 1 Heart 
Boomerang TA Icon Cross (jpn) - Belmont's Revenge (Japan and Konami GB Collection only) [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Christopher Belmont 
Consume: 1 Heart 

Other appearances

Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy

Main article: Christopher Belmont (The Belmont Legacy)
Legacy-Christopher

Christopher was given a more developed background in the 2005 graphic novelization Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy, which elaborates on the events of Castlevania: The Adventure and greatly expands it by introducing an entire new cast of characters, as well as Christopher's motives for setting forth to the vampire's castle.

The setting of the comic changes drastically from that in the game, now appearing to take place in the Victorian era. It also changes Christopher's status in society and now presents him as a member of a honorable family (probably of noble heritage).

However, even though The Belmont Legacy is an officially licensed product, it has never been used as reference in any further products of the Castlevania franchise, and therefore, all events on it are assumed to take place in an alternate continuity.

Trivia

  • Any mention of Christopher was completely removed from the story in the western localization of Castlevania: The Adventure, including all corresponding documentation and packaging.
    • Probably due to this, some video game magazines and advertisements of the era mistakenly labeled Christopher as "Simon Belmont" in certain promotional features for that game.
  • Christopher was the first Belmont with the capability of using the Vampire Killer to shoot fireballs (not taking into account characters from different timelines).
  • Christopher was not included in the Greatest Five special attack in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
  • He was overlooked in the 2009 Wii game Castlevania Judgment. Simon Belmont's attentions in that game were focused on the exploits of Trevor Belmont and "the legendary three warriors", instead of "the legend of Christopher the hero" as he did in Castlevania.
  • He shares the same given name with the actor Christopher Lee, who is famous for his portrayal of Count Dracula in many horror films.
  • Despite his unpopularity in the series, he is an important Belmont in the traditional timeline. Before Simon, he was the first Belmont to have not only defeated Dracula twice, but also to have done it alone. Plus, he would also be the oldest to have defeated him.[3]
  • According to the Japanese instruction booklet for Vampire Killer, he was the responsible for beheading Medusa and sealing Dracula in the Castle Keep (called the "Carpathian Tower").

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Castlevania Timeline
  2. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth official website (Internet Archive)
  3. His age is never specified in games where he appears, but some Belmont's Revenge artworks shows him old.

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