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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Enemy Data: Lady Bats|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Female demon. Invades men's dreams.|| Strong: Dark|
| Guard: Life Vessel, Gold Ring|| Nightmare (Alucard only)|
|'|| Strong: Darkness|
HP: 150/300 ( )
| Common Drop: Intelligence Ring (2.4%)|
Rare Drop: Manticore (1.5%)
| Audience Room, Chapel Tower, Underground Warehouse, Battle Arena( )|
|'|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Mind Restore (2.5%)|
Rare Drop: Needle Armor (0.5%)
| Outer Wall|
|'|| Strong: Light|
| Common Drop: Heart Ex (2%)|
Rare Drop: Saturn (1.2%)
| Chapel Tower|
|'|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Mind High (2%)|
Rare Drop: Dark Armor (0.5%)
| Machine Tower (above the 2nd save break the wall after defeating Death)|
|'|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Mind Ex (1.5%)|
Rare Drop: Sage Robe (0.5%)
| Underground Warehouse|
|A loyal minion plotting the complete resurrection of her master, the demon lord Dracula.|| Strong: Darkness|
| Guard: Roc Wing|| Underground Waterway|
|Sucks away your soul as you dream. Appears as a beautiful woman.|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Pendant|
Soul: Wisdom of Abstinence
| Inner Quarters, The Arena|
|This enticing beauty is really a nightmare in disguise.|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Heart Pendant|
Rare Drop: Pudding
Soul: Death Touch
| The Arena, Top Floor, Chaotic Realm|
|A monster that sucks up a person's essence by taking advantage of their feelings.|| Weak: Fire, Knife|
| Drop: Yellow Orb|| Ghostly Theatre|
|An alluring demon that deludes its victims with its mystifying beauty.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Poison
| Common Drop: Coffee (8%)|
Soul: INT Boost (12%)
| Demon Guest House|
|A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful woman to drain vitality.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy
| Common Drop: Flame Necklace (8%)|
Rare Drop: Pitch Black Suit (4%)
Soul: Blood Sucker (20%)
| Demon Guest House, The Pinnacle|
|An enchanting demon who deludes her victims with mystifying beauty.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison, Stone
Skill Pt: 2
| Drop: Silent Sandals, Lilith Corset|| Entrance, Great Stairway, Forest of Doom|
|A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful maiden to drain vitality.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Stone
Skill Pt: 5
| Drop: Europa's Dress, Succubus Boots|| Master's Keep|
|'|| HP: 92|
| 5'. Piers (if Annette rescued), 7. Clocktower (if Annette not rescued)|
|A female, half-human bat. How about that.|| Weak: Slash, Light, Curse, Stone|
Skill Pt: 1
| Drop: Arma Chiroptera (10%)|| Misty Forest Road|
|This female vampire feasts on the blood of intruders.|| Strong: Darkness|
Weak: Slash, Flame, Light, Stone
Skill Pt: 2
| Drop: Crepes Suzette (5%), Stephanie (2%)|| Library|
|Tempts her victims by exploiting their most secret fantasies.|| Weak: Slash, Light, Curse, Stone|
Skill Pt: 4
| Drop: Pudding (5%)|| Final Approach|
|A bat-woman that uses seduction to catch her prey.()|| 4. Chapel|
|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|
|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
| 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!".