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For other uses, see Laura (disambiguation).

"Here I am!"
— Laura to the player in Portrait of Ruin

Laura (ラウラ Raura?) is an enemy in the Castlevania series. She is a servant of the vampiress Carmilla. She initially poses as an inoffensive damsel in distress, but when attacked she will drop the facade and retaliate by employing martial arts.


Carmilla and Laura in Funeral by Michael Fitzgerald (1872).

Laura is a reference to the character of the same name –and one of the two main protagonists– of the 1872 Gothic novella Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, of which she is the narrator. She is the vampire Countess's latest target.

Carmilla, obsessed with the young woman, wishes to transform Laura into a vampire so they can be eternally together. However, Laura does not share Carmilla's feelings, and is somewhat embarrassed and intimidated by Carmilla's attentions.

This is also where Laura's cat-like appearance of her second form in the Castlevania series gets its inspiration from: in the novella, it is implied that Carmilla would transform into a giant cat when she fed on Laura.


Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Laura's original appearance takes place during Camilla's boss fight. When the player enters the vampiress's chamber, they initially encounter Laura wearing a long, red dress and posing as an innocent victim. However, her intentions are soon revealed not to be friendly and during the first phase of the fight she will be pacing back and forth, and grab the hero whenever they come too close to her, restraining them in place while draining away their supply of Hearts.

Cvrob-camilla2-1-.gifLaura DXC.png
Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Laura 1/5 3,000
4. Torture Chamber, 4'. River, 7. Clock Tower (DXC only)

Once Camilla has been defeated, attacking Laura will make her throw off her dress and reveal a black one-piece suit underneath, along with black thigh-high boots, and now also fashioning cat-like ears (removed in The Dracula X Chronicles), in an allusion to Konami Lady, a mascot character from Konami. From here on, she will start attacking the player with flying kicks. She is one of the few enemies that has invincibility frames after getting hit; however, the Holy Water sub-weapon can deplete her health in a single hit. When defeated, she falls on her knees and starts expelling a myriad of Hearts.

Camilla-rob-1-.gifLaura 2 DXC.png
Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Laura [Second Form] 1/5 3,000
4. Torture Chamber, 4'. River, 7. Clock Tower (DXC only)

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Laura appears as a common enemy in Portrait of Ruin, no longer seen around her vampire mistress, Carmilla. When first encountered, she will be sitting in a chair. As the player approaches, she will stand up and say: "Here I am!", after which she will walk rapidly toward them. If she gets close enough, she will grab them and start draining their HP.

If attacked, she will shed her dress and reveal her true form, starting to attack from then onward with martial arts moves. She jumps and flips around a lot, so the best weapons of choice would be those that trace a large arc, like a great sword or an axe.

Laura2.gif Laura.gif
No. Name JPN HP
110 Laura ラウラ Raura 415
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Forgotten City Cocktail Dress Midnight Tiara 320 10
Description "Carmilla's servant."

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

In The Dracula X Chronicles, besides replaying her role from Rondo of Blood during Carmilla's boss fight, Laura also takes the guise of Annette in the Clock Tower in order to trick the player into thinking it's her, since Laura resides in the same room where Annette was rescued in Rondo of Blood. When the player approaches her, she will stand up and behave in the same manner as she did in the boss battle from Stage 4'.

Encountering Laura in the Clock Tower automatically traduces in the player having to fight a vampirized Annette later in the game, thus preventing them the opportunity of obtaining the good ending, since a Key is required in order to unlock one of the two cells found in the level: the one where Laura resides or the one where the real Annette is held prisoner. The key will be lost upon use, thus allowing only one cell to be opened.

Item Data

Item Data: Laura
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Cocktail Dress PoR Icon.png Cocktail Dress - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A dress perfect for an elegant-yet-fun night on the town. Body Gear (Dress)
DEF +14, INT +5
Sell: $3,200 
Drop: Laura
Midnight Tiara PoR Icon.png Midnight Tiara - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A tiara with jewels shining in a black background. Head Gear (Crown / Tiara)
DEF +7, MND +5
Sell: $8,750 
Drop: Laura



See also

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Richter BelmontMaria Renard
Supporting cast
Lesser roles
Sacrificial maiden
WyvernSerpentWerewolfBone GolemMinotaurDogetherDullahanCarmillaLauraHydra
DeathGiant BatMedusaMummy ManThe CreatureShaft GhostDead BehemothDead Wyvern
Common areas
PrologueDinner of FlamesA Nightmare RebornHear Now the Requiem of BloodBloodlines
Main path
God, Grant Me StrengthAn Evil Prayer Summons DarknessAtop Countless TerrorsThe Devil Flies By Night
Alternate path
Breaking Through the FrontRelease from the Thirst for BloodFortress of the Water DemonWandering
Divine BloodlinesSlashAkumajō Dracula XCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo Strategy GuideAkumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo Official Guide
Konami Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle Official Guide
BestiaryInventoryMaria ModeAkumajyo Dracula PekeVoice Translations