Not to be confused with Ctulhu.

Malachi (known simply as Evil (エビル Ebiru?) in Japanese versions) is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a pagan being from ancient times who strikes fear into anyone near his presence.


Cthulhu - 01

A sketch of Cthulhu drawn by H. P. Lovecraft.
(May 11th, 1934)

Malachi is based on the Lovecraftian entity Cthulhu, a towering, dragon-like creature with a tentacled visage, known to cause madness at a glance and capable of acts of massive destruction. Cthulhu is a member of 'The Great Old Ones', a race of mighty cosmic entities trapped for unknown reasons.

The name "Malachi" comes from the Bible, the writer of the Book of Malachi, but seemingly has no relation to the monster aside from its bio in The Dracula X Chronicles version of Symphony of the Night identifying it as a demon from Hell.


In the Castlevania series, Malachi draws from its origin quite extensively, with an appearance similar to his literary counterpart; being more anthropomorphic but with a characteristic tentacled head, complete with a squid-like beak. His distinguishing attack, Nightmare, also seems to be adapted from the source material. He should not be confused with the enemy called Ctulhu in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which was the English localized name given to the Devil enemy in that game.

Malachi appears to be wearing a belt buckle, albeit without pants or a belt. It can be seen when he leans back to perform a slash attack.

A Malachi also makes an appearance in Dawn of Sorrow's opening cinematic. His attacks include slashing and creating a skull seal in-front of him which appears to shoot a slowly rolling ball of fungus and mold (called Nightmare in some games). Dmitrii lets himself get attacked by one, but copies his attack and destroys him.


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

Encountered in the Reverse Castle, Malachi will attempt to call forth a rolling orb of darkness to engulf his foes, or swing his claws at them. In Alucard's case, the latter will inflict poison if he's not equipped with the Topaz Circlet. However, as Malachi is slow, multiple attacks may be possible against him while avoiding the dangers posed by both attacks.

He yields 666 EXP, referencing the Number of the Beast.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Malachi's attacks include slashing and creating a skull seal in front of him which generates a Nightmare that slowly rolls forward.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Malachi
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Malachi-1- 126. Malachi  (Evil) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Gruesome Demon from Hell. Strong: Dark (absorb)
Weak: Holy
Level: 39
HP: 450
Exp: 666
Drop: Dark Shield, Dark Armor
Death Wing's Lair
Malachi 59. Malachi (Evil) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A pagan being from ancient times that strikes fear into all in its presence. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 333
MP: 999
Exp: 356
Atk: 40
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: High Mind Up (8%)
Soul: Evil Sphere (8%)
Cursed Clock Tower, The Pinnacle, Demon Guest House, The Abyss
Malachi 76. Malachi  (Evil) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A pagan being from ancient times who strikes fear in anyone near him. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 444
Exp: 333
Skill Pt: 6
Drop: Skull Mask, Nightmare
Forest of Doom, Master's Keep
Malachi  [ edit ]
Encore of the Night
''Abil: Curse of the Old God - Deals X amount of damage to the player per block on their board.
HP: 900
Exp: ~1575
Drop: Potion, Manna Prism; Mourneblade, Opal Circlet
Steal: ~15 silver, 90 copper
Underground Caverns
Malachi 44. Malachi  (Evil) [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A pagan being from ancient times who strikes fear in anyone he meets. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Holy, Poison
Bind: Nightmare
Soul: Red (2.30%)
Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Malachi
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Dark Shield Icon Dark Shield (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Unholy Dark Shield Shield
DEF +3, ATK +10
Find: Final Stage: Bloodlines
Drop: Malachi
Effect: Projectile Block and shield attack
Special: Shield Rod Spell (30 MP) - Meteor Attack
Dark Armor Icon Dark Armor (Evil Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Impervious to evil attacks Body (Body Armor)
Attrib: Dark
DEF +8
Drop: Malachi
High Mind Up DoS Icon High Mind Up (Mind High Up) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Restores 200 MP. Magical Item
MP +200
Sell: $600 
Buy: $1,200 Find: Hammer's shop, Dark Chapel, Demon Guest House, Subterranean Hell
Rare Drop: Malachi
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Malachi - Evil Sphere - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon a dark sphere that spews dark energy. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Dark
Consume: 44 MP 
Rarity: **
Drop: Malachi
Skull Mask Icon Skull Mask - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A frightening mask patterned after a skull. Head Gear (Mask)
DEF +13, INT -3, MND -3, LCK -3
Sell: $2,475 
Drop: Malachi
Spell PoR Icon Nightmare - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A concentrated mass of fear and agony born from the darkness. Magic Spell
Attrib: Dark
Consume: 30 MP 
Base Attack: 8/16 (Half/full charge)
Drop: Malachi
Effect: Fires a large meteor forward. Can hit multiple times.
Special: Fully charged: The meteor greatly increases in size and travels further.
Spell HD Icon Nightmare - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A concentrated mass of fear and agony born from the darkness. Bound Spell
Consume: 20 MP  ATK +12
Rarity: ***
Bind: Malachi
First Obtained: Chapter 4
Bullet Soul HD Icon Malachi - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon a dark sphere that spews magical energy Bullet Soul
Consume: 20 MP  ATK +12
Rarity: **
Steal: Malachi (2.3%)



See alsoEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.