See also: Isaac

"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."
— Isaac in "Old Homes"

Isaac (アイザック Aizakku?) is a major antagonist in the Castlevania animated series, serving as one of 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.


Isaac is a Forgemaster under 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]


At Dracula's Castle

Isaac is present as Dracula meets with his generals. As his loyal ally, he senses that some members of the court might try to betray him. 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 into Dracula's castle, Isaac offered to stay and defend Dracula, but the latter sent him through a magic portal to protect him. Isaac was stranded in the Sahara desert, unable to defend his master, who was killed by the trio of adventurers. He swore to get his revenge and started to raise an army himself 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 attempting to reach the port, Isaac was stopped by guards and eventually ordered his minions to kill and eat them when they refused to let him pass.

Isaac later met a 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 that a powerful magician was living in a city farther in the mountains and that he mentally enslaved an entire town. Isaac stormed into the city and fought against the magician's creatures, eventually encountering him in his tower. There, the magician tried to control Isaac, but failed and perished at his hands. Isaac then took control of the magician's army and city.

Appearance and personality

"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's appearance greatly differs from his Curse of Darkness design, where the character was originally introduced. He appears as a tall, bald man with dark-colored skin. He wears the 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. Humans will often attack him when he just wants to pass by, further solidifying his hatred of mankind. Isaac first experienced these cruelties when his first master savagely whipped him, which 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 those 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, human 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.
  • 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.


Season 2

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

Season 3

Season 3
301. Bless Your Dead Little Hearts
302. The Reparation of My Heart
303. Investigators
304. I Have a Scheme
305. A Seat of Civilisation and Refinement
306. The Good Dream
307. Worse Things Than Betrayal
308. What the Night Brings
309. The Harvest
310. Abandon All Hope


  • Hell is populated by humans who went against the will of God. But the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, says that one day Hell will be emptied and its doors will rattle in the wind. Through my hand, God lifts the damned from Hell in his mercy to enact their penance on the Earth as my soldiers. ("Investigators")
  • No, no, no! Dracula will decide, not you. Threaten me all you like. I will die for him if I don't kill you first. ("Old Homes")
  • The body is sick. It must be purged. It must be focused. This is holy work. ("Broken Mast")
  • Is this where we kiss like Benedictine monks from different monasteries? ("Last Spell")
  • 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. ("Old Homes")
  • Why do I keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result? Isn't that the definition of insanity? Am I mad? ("I Have a Scheme")
  • I may have been on my own too long. ("Abandon All Hope")


Main article: Isaac (animated series)/Gallery


  • Isaac in Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin - Fukushū no Jokyoku.

    Isaac's outfit design in the animated series 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.
  • Isaac and Hector initially weren't shown to be rivals in the animated series. In fact, Isaac mentioned that he had respect for him. However, as the story progressed and Hector joined Carmilla betraying Dracula, Isaac started plotting revenge against Hector.
  • Despite their origins in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, in which they excelled in the art of summoning demons, the main occupation of both 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.

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