A monstrous insect that lodges itself inside a gigantic skull and attacks by extending its tentacles and/or shooting ripple lasers. The skull, being made of a hard material, is very resilient to damage, although the worm itself is vulnerable to slashing attacks.
This creature has played the role the same as a boss, a miniboss, or a normal enemy in the various games it has appeared in.
This creature appears as a miniboss midway through the Outer Keep. It attacks either by lashing with the worm that lives inside the skull as a manner of tongue, or by causing debris to fall from the ceiling. It is translucent, which may imply it is of ghostly nature.
In the international versions of the game, this creature is known as Puwexil. Spelled backward, "Puwexil" reads "lix ew up"; this can be interpreted as "licks you up", which is one of its attacks.
A Man-Eater also appears in Boss Rush Mode, despite not being a boss in this game.
The Maneater is the boss of the Skeleton Cave. It attacks either by tossing bouncing bones, smashing into the player, shooting a ripple laser, or reaching out with its tentacles. Unlike its appearance in Aria of Sorrow, where it consisted of one skull with eyeballed worms coming out of the eyes and mouth, it now looks like a giant, multiple-faced skull with eyeless tentacles.
It has three attacks:
- Shoots ripple lasers from its tentacles. Even though they can be dodged by jumping through the laser, they are still hard to dodge.
- Smashes itself into the player.
- Throws bones that rebound along the room.
If the player wants this fight to end quickly, they should attack the tentacles as they are weak to Slash attacks, making the Vol Confodere glyph effective; or use the Luminatio glyph, as it will hit multiple times dealing good damage. If on the contrary, the player wants the fight to last a while, they should use the Vol Macir glyph to attack the skull. The tentacles, however, are the true weak spots of this boss, because they will abruptly stop attacking when damaged and retract into the skull as well. The reward for defeating the Maneater is the Ordinary Rock relic, which allows the player to perform double jumps.
|Item Data: Man Eater|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Enchanted sword of ice.|| Weapon|
| Attrib: Sword, Water|| ATK +52|
| Find: Underground Reservoir|
Rare Drop: Man Eater
|Shoots out a Ripple Laser.|| Bullet Soul|
| Attrib: Water|
Consume: 22 MP
| 108 AP|| Rarity: 15|
|Medal awarded for defeating the monster insect, Maneater.|| Item (Boss Medal)|
|Sell: (cannot be sold)|| Drop: Maneater|
Conditions: Defeat Maneater without taking damage.
|Jump a second time while in midair.|| Relic|
| Find: Skeleton Cave|
- The Maneater in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia resembles Legion from Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, except that this one is larger and with skulls instead of human faces.