The Succubus from Symphony of the Night is one of the most renowned lady bat characters in the series.

The Succubus, Lilith, Lilim, Were-Bats, and some female vampires, are alluring or grotesque demonic bat-women that appear in Castlevania. Their mythological backgrounds may be slightly different, but they are often pallet swaps of each other. Some succubi are characters in their own right, though it is not clear if each appearance is the same succubus reincarnated or a different one, as they are only referred to as "succubus". Shanoa is also able to take the form of a were-bat.

Women turned to vampires by Dracula tend to take on the form of a bat, such as the Lesser Vampire in The Dracula X Chronicles, and Draculina in Order of Ecclesia. Women turned into vampires by other vampires are not shown with bat features, such as Rosa and Carrie's Cousin (presumably turned by Gilles de Rais), or Stella and Loretta (turned by Brauner). The only time one of the ancient female vampires (Carmilla and Elizabeth Bartley) are shown to possess bat-like features is Carmilla's battle form in Circle of the Moon. A bat-woman of unknown nature (possibly a lesser vampire or a succubus) is a boss in The Adventure ReBirth.


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

The Succubus first appeared in the series in a dream sequence for Alucard in Symphony of the Night, where she takes the form of his mother, Lisa, as she is being executed for being a witch.

Dracula's true form in Symphony of the Night contains a portion of the body of the Succubus.

The official artwork for the Succubus in Symphony of the Night (like all 2-D sprites in all games for succubi, Lilith and Lilim) portrays her nude bust. A censored version of the artwork was included as unlockable artwork in Castlevania Chronicles. The model of the succubus' NECA action figure contains extra fabric that covers her bust.

Symphony of the Night (LCD handheld)

An enemy that resembles Fake Sypha is possibly mislabeled as "Succubus" in the Tiger Electronics handheld version of Symphony of the Night. This may be because official artwork exists for the succubus but not for Fake Sypha. A similar mislabeling occurred for what appears to be Gaibon, which was called a Hippogryph, which also has official art which Gaibon lacks.

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

There are several enemies in Circle of the Moon that resemble flying bat-winged female demons. The Succubus is the most basic kind. More advanced kinds, like the Nightmare, Fallen Angel, Lilim and Lilith attack with rings arranged in a circle around them. Other similar enemies include the Harpy, the Siren and Camilla.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

In Aria of Sorrow, a scroll hints that the succubus is considered one of three parts that make up Dracula's powers. The body of the second form of Graham Jones consists of the upper body of twin succubi. Beating this form with the succubus soul and the other two parts of Dracula's power is required for Soma to realize that he "is" Dracula, and then be able to get to the true ending of the game.

Some succubi will take the form of Mina Hakuba and plead for help while lying on the floor, to taunt Soma into coming to their rescue.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Some succubi will take the guise of Yoko Belnades in Dawn of Sorrow. If Soma jumps past them, they will attempt to kick him in this form. If he attacks, they will laugh and drop their disguise, revealing their true form.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

The succubi will say different things to a male character than to a female character in Portrait of Ruin. If her advances are "rejected" by a male character, she will exclaim: "You impudent!". She will yell at a female character: "Filthy cow!". When defeated, she will sarcastically murmur: "So lonely...", while fading away in flower petals.

Lilith will occasionally drop the Lilith Corset, which can be worn by Charlotte Aulin.

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

If Richter or Maria fail to rescue all of the trapped girls in The Dracula X Chronicles (including Annette), Annette will be turned into a lesser vampire and must be killed.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Lady Bats
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Sucubussotn 93. Succubus  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Female demon. Invades men's dreams. Strong: Dark
Level: 25
HP: 666
Exp: 2,000
Guard: Life Vessel, Gold Ring
Nightmare (Alucard only)
Succubus cotm Succubus (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 150/300 (*)
Exp: 710/3,100
Atk: 400/670
Def: 350/630
Common Drop: Intelligence Ring (2.4%)
Rare Drop: Manticore (1.5%)
Audience Room, Chapel Tower, Underground Warehouse, Battle Arena(*)
Nightmare Nightmare (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 250
Exp: 2,000
Atk: 550
Def: 550
Common Drop: Mind Restore (2.5%)
Rare Drop: Needle Armor (0.5%)
Outer Wall
Fallangel Fallen Angel (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Light
HP: 370
Exp: 6,000
Atk: 770
Def: 770
Common Drop: Heart Ex (2%)
Rare Drop: Saturn (1.2%)
Chapel Tower
Lilim Lilim (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 400
Exp: 8,000
Atk: 800
Def: 800
Common Drop: Mind High (2%)
Rare Drop: Dark Armor (0.5%)
Machine Tower (above the 2nd save break the wall after defeating Death)
Cotm lilith Lilith (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 660
Exp: 20,000
Atk: 960
Def: 960
Common Drop: Mind Ex (1.5%)
Rare Drop: Sage Robe (0.5%)
Underground Warehouse
Camilla2 Camilla (Carmilla) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
A loyal minion plotting the complete resurrection of her master, the demon lord Dracula. Strong: Darkness
HP: 1,500
Exp: 80,000
Atk: 650
Def: 700
Guard: Roc Wing
Underground Waterway
Lilith 38. Lilith  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
Sucks away your soul as you dream. Appears as a beautiful woman. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Sword
HP: 220
MP: 999
Exp: 60
Atk: 30
Def: 30
Timestop: Unaffected
Common Drop: Pendant
Soul: Wisdom of Abstinence
Inner Quarters, The Arena
Succubusaos 96. Succubus  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
This enticing beauty is really a nightmare in disguise. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Sword
HP: 550
MP: 3,000
Exp: 360
Atk: 54
Def: 40
Timestop: Unaffected
Common Drop: Heart Pendant
Rare Drop: Pudding
Soul: Death Touch
The Arena, Top Floor, Chaotic Realm
076 76. Succubus  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A monster that sucks up a person's essence by taking advantage of their feelings. Weak: Fire, Knife
HP: 1,000
Drop: Yellow Orb
Ghostly Theatre
DOS-Lilith 44. Lilith (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
An alluring demon that deludes its victims with its mystifying beauty. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Poison
HP: 78
MP: 999
Exp: 98
Atk: 36
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Coffee (8%)
Soul: INT Boost (12%)
Demon Guest House
Succubusdos 86. Succubus (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful woman to drain vitality. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy
HP: 182
MP: 999
Exp: 242
Atk: 59
Timestop: Unaffected
Common Drop: Flame Necklace (8%)
Rare Drop: Pitch Black Suit (4%)
Soul: Blood Sucker (20%)
Demon Guest House, The Pinnacle, Cursed Clock Tower, The Abyss
Porlilith 50. Lilith  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An enchanting demon who deludes her victims with mystifying beauty. Strong: Dark
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison, Stone
HP: 83
Exp: 76
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Silent Sandals, Lilith Corset
Entrance, Great Stairway, Forest of Doom
Succubus 78. Succubus  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful maiden to drain vitality. Strong: Dark
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Stone
HP: 185
Exp: 191
Skill Pt: 5
Drop: Europa's Dress, Succubus Boots
Master's Keep
Vampire Annette DXC Lesser Vampire  [ edit ]
Dracula X Chronicles
' HP: 92
Exp: 1,000
5'. Piers (if Annette rescued), 7. Clocktower (if Annette not rescued)
Werebat 35. Werebat  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A female, half-human bat. How about that. Weak: Slash, Light, Curse, Stone
HP: 99
Exp: 50
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 29
Drop: Arma Chiroptera (10%)
Misty Forest Road
Draculina 79. Draculina  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
This female vampire feasts on the blood of intruders. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Slash, Flame, Light, Stone
HP: 266
Exp: 170
Skill Pt: 2
Atk: 66
Drop: Crepes Suzette (5%), Stephanie (2%)
Ooe lilith 89. Lilith  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
Tempts her victims by exploiting their most secret fantasies. Weak: Slash, Light, Curse, Stone
HP: 366
Exp: 188
Skill Pt: 4
Atk: 66
Drop: Pudding (5%)
Final Approach
TAR ST4 GK Stage 4 Mid-Boss  [ edit ]
Adventure ReBirth
A bat-woman that uses seduction to catch her prey.(*) 4. Chapel
Succubusdos 28. Succubus  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful maiden to drain vitality. Strong: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Darkness
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Holy, Curse, Poison
Drop: Tiramisu (5.30%)
Succubus Boots (1.80%)
Soul: Yellow Soul (0.80%)
Chapter 2, Chapter 6
MoFSuccubus Succubus  [ edit ]
Mirror of Fate
This sensual and intoxicating creature has the appearance of a woman yet originates from the underworld and is intent on securing favor with her new master. From her illusory world, created from the fantasies of men, she awaits the arrival of heroes to seduce, subjecting them to temptation then ultimately offering them up to her liege lord. Strong: Oil Flask
Weak: Spirit of Schneider
Difficulty: 4/5
HP: 900
Exp: 1000
Drop: 25 Magic (x3)
????; bestiary at Towers' Link



  • The character Magnus in the Castlevania: Nocturne of Recollection is an incubus, which is the male equivalent to a succubus.
  • "Draculina" is a term in the manga and anime Hellsing, used to refer to vampires of the Dracula bloodline (or female vampires in general; the term is rarely used, so it is unclear if its use was supposed to be a call out on Alucard's identity or not).
  • Draculina from Order of Ecclesia is a rework of the Gargoyle sprite.
  • Draculina resembles the monstrous forms of the three "Brides of Dracula" from the 2004 film Van Helsing.
  • The succubus in Pachislot Akumajō Dracula is not killed when she is defeated. Instead, she lies on the ground submissively and pouts.
  • The bat woman in The Adventure Rebirth uses the voice of Maria from The Dracula X Chronicles in the UK version (and will exclaim: "Yay!"), while in the US version, she will use the voice of Carmilla from Castlevania Judgment and will say: "Let's Dance!".
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