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Medusa is the powerful snake woman that has appeared in nearly every Castlevania game to date. She was supposedly going to make an appearance in the cancelled "Castlevania: Resurrection".

Medusa is a woman with snakes instead of hair, also portraited having a snake tail instead of legs, that has the power to transform its victims into stone. In early games she was a big flying Medusa Head. Besides the boss, several floating Medusa Heads appear as normal enemies in most games.

Game-specific information


Queen Medusa from Castlevania I

Medusa from Japanese manual

This Medusa, called Queen Medusa in the American manual, is a big flying Medusa head that drops snakes in the floor. She gives 3000 points after being defeated.

Vampire Killer

Medusa from Vampire Killer

Medusa from Japanese manual

Medusa, called Queen Medusa in western manuals and Mommy Medusa in the Japanese manual (mispelled as Mammy Medusa), is similar to her form in the original Castlevania game. The player receives 2000 points for her defeat.

Haunted Castle

This is the first game to show Medusa's more common "snake body" form.

Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse

CV3 J Manual Medusa

This boss is really Medusa as seen in the Japanese manual

NP C3 Snake Man Sentinal

The censored "Snake Man Sentinel" as depicted in the Nintendo Power Dracula's Curse guide.

Super Castlevania 4

Medusa Super Castlevania IV

Medusa from Japanese manual


Medusa from the All About Akumajo Dracula guide book

Dracula X: Rondo of Blood and Dracula X Chronicles

Medusa from Rondo of Blood

Medusa from Japanese manual

Medusa Dracula X Chronicles

Medusa from Dracula X Chronicles

Akumajo Dracula X68000

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

In this game, Medusa wields a sword and a shield.

Castlevania Legends

Medusa from Legends

Medusa from Legends

In the Game Boy game Castlevania Legends, Medusa is the sub-boss of the fourth stage.

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Medusa from Legacy of Darkness

Medusa from Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence


Medusa from Lament of Innocence


In Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Medusa has a number of attacks at her command: She can command the snakes on either side to lunge forward as a sort-of snake punch; she can also do this with both sides in succession for a one-two punch. She can rise into the air and spill a trail of her poisonous blood to keep you away. She can also rise into the air to drop a plethora of smaller snakes onto the ground to overwhelm you. She can, of course, project beams ("Turn to stone!") from her eyes that can temporarily turn you to stone; if successful, she'll roll herself into a giant ball and rebound around the room, a random number of times, to damage you heavily. Finally, when her energy is low, she'll command large stones ("Damn you!") to surround herself before firing them toward you one after another. There are two differences in "Crazy Mode": She'll do the snake punch in seven-step combos, and she'll do a stone gaze as part of the stone-throwing attack.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

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Medusa from Portrait of Ruin

Castlevania: Order of Shadows

Medusa Order of Shadows

Medusa from Order of Shadows

Other Appearances

For more Medusa artwork, please see Medusa Artwork category

See also

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