The magically reanimated remains of a dragon. Dragon Zombies have appeared in varying amounts of decay thorough the games that conform the Castlevania series, still being full of flesh (although in an advanced rotten state) in games such as Castlevania Legends and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, and more skeleton-like in Castlevania Chronicles and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
According to its description in Castlevania Legends, the Death Dragon, as it is referred to in that game, was slain by Count Dracula himself and then brought back as a living corpse to guard his castle.
The boss of the second level. Simon passes the dragon's remains while trekking through the Underground Aqueduct. It returns at the end to attack while Simon is stuck on a small raft. The dragon remains hovering on the right side of the screen, attacking in two ways: either it will tip the boat with its tail, or breathe fire at Simon. It can be avoided by remaining on the left side of the raft and constantly attacking its head.
This dragon was actually killed by Dracula himself in his early years to send a message that he, as the "King of the Dragons", had arrived. Dracula granted it new life to be a part of his own army. The dragon is huge and only its front half is shown onscreen. Its fire-breathing ability is ever-present, but it chooses to spew individual flame blasts sporadically as it moves its head up and down between three possible positions to keep the player guessing while moving. Like other bosses its size, it likes to crash into things using its head to make debris fall from the ceiling to further disrupt Sonia's movements.
Dragon Zombies appear as a pair of boss monsters. Both dragons lie on the floor, with their bodies in an advanced level of decay, and are so bulky they must resort to attack using only their heads. The left dragon attacks by spewing a series of loosely aimed fireballs, while the right dragon attacks with aimed balls of electricity. Both dragons have the ability to slam into the wall and cause debris to fall from the ceiling. When one dragon dies, the other will devour its companion's remains, regaining 300 HP in the process; however, doing so leaves it open for attack while feeding, allowing the player to probably deal even more damage than the health it regains. Once both are defeated, the Heavy Ring can be obtained from the next room.
In this game, the Dragon Zombie is not a boss but a large, uncommon enemy. It can bite, jump forward, wail its tail at the player, and more importantly, breath a large poisonous fume that covers a large area of the room. It usually appears in areas where an almost endless horde of Mummies spawn from the ground.
|Item Data: Dragon Zombie|
|Image||Name - Game
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Restores the player's entire life gauge.||Soul Weapon
|Consume: 20 Hearts||Find: Stage 2
Create: Death Dragon soul
|Certain boxes can be pushed.||Magic Item
|Find: Underground Gallery
Guard: Dragon Zombie
|Effect: Grants Nathan the ability to push certain wooden boxes.|
|A sword used in ancient Rome.||Weapon (Sword)
||ATK +35, DEF +2
|Drop: Dragon Zombie, Hill Guard
|A German two-handed sword.||Weapon (Great Sword)
|Rare Drop: Dragon Zombie
||Effect: A more powerful attack (50 MP).|
- In Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, the right Dragon Zombie can be defeated even before the boss room's door has closed. As a result, by exploiting the Dual Set-Up System, Nathan can transform into a skeleton (Pluto + Black Dog) and start spamming bones. Since one hit with a big bone will likely kill the dragon and the fact that the right dragon will always be there every time Nathan enters the room, as long as the left dragon has not been killed, Nathan can gain big amounts of EXP quickly by repeating this process.
- In Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, in the first room of the Pagoda of the Misty Moon, the skeletal remains of a winged dragon appear on the floor.
- The Dragon Zombie that appears in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin has a greatsword that resembles a Zweihander pierced through its mouth (among other weapons bored along the rest of its body). Interestingly enough, its rare drop is precisely the Zweihander.
- In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Gabriel Belmont fights a Titan boss near the end of the game called the Dracolich, which are the reanimated remains of a dead dragon. Interestingly enough, the original series' Dragon Zombie was said to have been slain by Dracula in his early years, while Gabriel defeated the Dracolich not long before he became Dracula himself.
- A Yu-Gi-Oh! card (also by Konami) is based off the concept of this creature, although it's unknown if there's any direct connection between both.
- Mr. P's Castlevania Realm
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Bestiary by Darth Nemesis at GameFAQs.com
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Walkthrough and FAQ by Zach "Darko" Long at GameFAQs.com
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