Not to be confused with Dark Lord or Prince of Darkness.

Walter Bernhard, the first Lord of the Castle.

The Lord of the Castle is a title given to the one who controls any given Demon Castle. Dracula is the Lord of the Castle in most games, but there have been several different Lords of the Castle since Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Original timeline

There have been several attempts to become or set up a new Lord of a Castle which had ultimately failed. Such attempts include:

  • Joachim Armster (1094 or earlier, Walter's Castle, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence) — The vampire Joachim rebelled against his master Walter and challenged him for the throne of his castle. Because he lacked the Ebony Stone, which Walter possessed, he was defeated and imprisoned and became one of the foes that must be defeated in Walter's game.
  • Alucard (1798, Dracula's Castle, Castlevania: Nocturne of Recollection) — The incubus Magnus attempted to goad Alucard into turning to evil by bringing back memories of his past and resurrecting Dracula's Castle. He had stated that Alucard's and Dracula's powers were one and the same. Alucard did not take the bait however, and Magnus was defeated.
  • Brauner (1944, Dracula's Castle, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin) — Because the castle's powers were in a weakened state, Brauner was able to harness much of its powers through the use of paintings. He was also able to prevent Dracula's return through these paintings. The Castle was still Dracula's, however, and when he was defeated by Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Aulin, Dracula was able to return.
  • Graham Jones (2035, Dracula's Castle, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow) — Graham Jones entered Dracula's Castle and gained much of its powers. When he reached the throne room first, he had believed that he had succeeded in becoming its master, and thus that everything in it belonged to him. However, he was shocked to find out he was not Dracula's true successor when he was defeated by Soma Cruz.
  • Soma Cruz, Dario Bossi, Dmitrii Blinov (2036, Replica of Dracula's Castle, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow) — Celia had created the Castle of Alchemy to give to the new Dark Lord. If either Dark Lord Candidate Dario Bossi or Dmitrii Blinov were able to kill Soma Cruz, they would be able to become the new Dark Lord and become the Lord of the Castle. Also, if Soma Cruz could be angered enough, then he could become the new lord. Neither Dario nor Dmitrii were up to the task of defeating Soma though, and ended being controlled by demons related to their powers, which were defeated by Soma. Soma was able to resist the rage that would have ensued after seeing a fake Mina killed by wearing Mina's Talisman.

There have been several of Dracula's servants who guarded and oversaw one of Dracula's castles during his absence. These include:

Alternate timeline

Lords of Shadow timeline

See also


  1. Japanese Official Site
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