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"Isaac is a Devil Forgemaster who is equally as cruel as he is loyal to Dracula. He'll do whatever it takes to make sure Dracula's plan come to fruition."
— Isaac's profile description

Isaac is a major antagonist in the Castlevania animated series, serving as one of Lord Dracula's two human generals in his army (the other being Hector).

He is voiced by Adetokumboh M'Cormack in the English version of the show.

Background

Isaac is a Devil Forgemaster under Lord Dracula's orders. He was abused by a former master and bears a grudge against him in addition to other humans who harmed him during his lifetime, including brigand magicians who wanted to sell his body parts and whom Dracula rescued him from. He joins Dracula on his revenge campaign against mankind. While Isaac had a very difficult childhood and was severely mistreated, he managed to travel across much of Africa and the Middle East as a child and learned magic from a renegade occultist's books.[1]

Plot

At Dracula's Castle

Isaac is present as Dracula meets with his generals. As a loyal ally of Dracula, he senses that some members of the court might try to betray Dracula.

When confronted by Godbrand who he believed was one of the traitors, Isaac took the opportunity to attack and kill him.

A few moments later, when Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard stormed Dracula's castle, Isaac offered to defend Dracula but the latter sent Isaac through a magic portal to protect him. Isaac was stranded in the Sahara desert, unable to defend Dracula who was killed by the trio of adventurers. He swore to get his revenge and started to raise an army from a group of bandits who attacked him.

Seeking revenge

Isaac started to travel with his small army of monsters, eventually reaching the sea in Tunis. He there met a collector who offered him a mirror with magical properties, allowing him to see his desires. When trying to reach the port, Isaac was then stopped by guards and eventually ordered his minions to kill them when they didn't leave him pass.

Isaac met the Captain who offered him access to his ship and safe travel to Genoa. He and the Captain discussed and became friends. In Genoa, Isaac was forced to kill another group of guards after they prevented him to pass through the city, adding their corpses to his army.

A few days later, he met an old woman named Miranda who was living in a mountain pass. She explained to him a magician was living in a city farther in the mountains and who mentally enslaved an entire town. Isaac stormed the city and fought against the magician's creatures, eventually encountering him in his tower. There the magician tried to control Isaac, but failed. Isaac then took control of the magician's army and city.

Appearance and personality

Isaac's appearance greatly differs from his Curse of Darkness design. He appears as a tall, bald man with dark-colored skin. He wears the Devil Forgemaster uniform, the same outfit as Hector. He has the outward appearance and quiet, peaceful demeanor of a Sufi ascetic, but having a great intellect and hiding his deepest emotions.[1] He is a Sufi and doesn't drink liquor.

Loyalty is central to Isaac's persona. Isaac believes in unconditional loyalty and love toward his master. In return, his master should reciprocate with appreciation. His first master, a human priest, proved himself unworthy of loyalty when he sadistically tortured Isaac. This experience created Isaac's desire for a world where love and loyalty are universal. He is fanatically loyal to Dracula, because he was the only person who respected him and appreciated his service. Isaac views Dracula as both as a master and as the only true friend he ever had, and will kill any threat to Dracula without a second thought. Dracula, in turn, acknowledged Isaac's pure loyalty, calling him the best of his species, and saved his life when they were cornered.

Just as loyalty is paramount to Isaac, he hates disloyalty more than anything. Isaac killed Godbrand the instant he revealed his intention to betray Dracula. After Dracula's death, Isaac made it his purpose to travel across Earth to kill the remaining betrayers, Carmilla and Hector.

Isaac is an ardent misanthrope, hating humanity nearly as much as Dracula. Isaac routinely is exposed to the petty cruelties of man. Often humans will attack him when he just wants to pass by, further solidify his hatred of mankind. Isaac first experienced these cruelties when his first master savagely whipped, and they showed him that humans were unworthy of his loyalty. Isaac whips himself in a masochistic way, to remind him of this beating and purge corruption from his own body. However, Isaac does note the kind deeds of the humans who help him. Sadly, he comes to view these kind acts as distractions from the overwhelmingly negative experiences he has with mankind. Isaac largely ignores the cruelty of vampires because of his close friendship with Dracula.

Cold and ruthless, Isaac kills without empathy. This is exemplified when he and the Magician fought over who would exploit Legion, thousands of innocent humans who would now serve as fodder for Isaac's army. Isaac is not without kindness, though; he genuinely respects those who treat him kindly, man and vampire alike.

Isaac is distraught when Dracula banishes him to a desert (in order to spare him from being slain by Trevor, Sypha and Alucard). After killing some bandits, Isaac decides to wage a war against humanity on his own, reviving the corpses of his assailants to serve in his army.

Isaac initially makes it his purpose to carry out Dracula's will and kill those who betrayed him. During his travels, Isaac begins to contemplate his new life and purpose. He starts to step outside of Dracula's shadow after the Captain tells him: "If you don't have your own story, you become part of someone else's." Isaac is quickly becoming a man of self-agency, and now commands legions of night horde to see his will done.

Powers and abilities

  • Expert combatant: Unlike his fellow Forgemaster, Hector, Issac has superb fighting skill, being able to kill a band of bandits effortlessly with his dual weapons. Issac also overpowered and slew Godbrand, who was an extremely strong vampire general.
  • Strong willpower: Isaac had the strength of will to resist the Magician's mind control magic. He was loyal to Dracula and deflected all manipulations from the vampire generals. Isaac is self-sufficient, running a large army through his singular will.
  • Necromancy: Isaac can bring creatures back to life from the dead; unlike how Hector performs resurrections, the corpses he manipulates scream in pain while being revived and changed.
  • Devil Forging: Isaac has the power to create new creatures of the night from corpses; he forges using a dagger rather than using a hammer like Hector. Additionally, Isaac's creations have a red glow in their eyes, as opposed to Hector's blue.

Appearances

Season 2

Season 2
201. War Council
Yes
202. Old Homes
Yes
203. Shadow Battles
Yes
204. Broken Mast
Yes
205. Last Spell
Yes
206. The River
Yes
207. For Love
Yes
208. End Times
Yes

Season 3

Season 3
301. Bless Your Dead Little Hearts
No
302. The Reparation of My Heart
Yes
303. Investigators
Yes
304. I Have a Scheme
Yes
305. A Seat of Civilisation and Refinement
No
306. The Good Dream
Yes
307. Worse Things Than Betrayal
Yes
308. What the Night Brings
No
309. The Harvest
Yes
310. Abandon All Hope
Yes

Quotes

  • Perhaps this is all loyalty buys in a world without love: pain in the night and death on your master's floor. Perhaps that's all that awaits me, too. But you didn't mind; you came home regardless. The lesson here is that I shouldn't care either. Dracula will bring a pure world into being; I believe that. I believe him. I want, of all things, a pure world, a clean world, where there is only loyalty and only love.

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Trivia

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    Isaac's outfit design is based on his appearance in Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin - Fukushū no Jokyoku, a promotional Japanese comic booklet where he's seen wearing his full Devil Forgemaster uniform.
  • Unlike the two characters from Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, from where they were based on, Isaac and Hector are not shown to be rivals in the animated series. In fact, Isaac mentions that he has respect for Hector.
  • Despite their origins in Curse of Darkness, in which they excelled in the art of summoning demons, the main occupation of both Devil Forgemasters in the animated series is to perform rituals similar to necromancy to bring people and animals back from the dead (probably victims of previous raids) or transmogrify their corpses into creatures of the night to enlist them in Dracula's army.
  • The scars Isaac has on his face were apparently made by himself as a result of his frequent self-inflicted punishments, implied to have been done with his own dagger due to their shape.
  • Isaac's physical appearance seems to be based on his voice actor, Adetokumboh M'Cormack.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Adetokumboh M'Cormack: The Frederator Interview

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