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The Mummy is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He was a member of a royal family who became a mummy in search of everlasting life.


Lon Chaney Jr. in his interpretation of Kharis.

Based on the main antagonists from the Universal Studios' classic Mummy series of horror films, whose plot revolves around ancient mummies that come back from the grave to finish some pending business in this world, all this while disposing of anyone who dares to stand in their way.

The first of such films was the eponymous 1932 film The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff (who had previously portrayed the role of Frankenstein's monster a year before). The story focuses on Imhotep, an ancient Egyptian priest who was buried alive for attempting to resurrect his forbidden princess lover. After his mummy is discovered in an archeological expedition in modern times, he comes back to life and moves through society disguised as a normal man, with the intention of killing his lover's reincarnation and then mummify her body to give her eternal life and finally make her his bride.

However, the Mummy portrayed in the Castlevania series is more likely based on the following films in the franchise, whose plot has very loose connections to Karloff's film and instead focus on another mummy called Kharis (portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr. in three of the four pseudo-sequels). In these films, the mummy also comes back to life, although this time it does so as the iconic reanimated wrapped-up corpse that goes on killing sprees every time it's resurrected.


Mummies, also known as Mummy Men, are reanimated corpses whose skin has been preserved through the ages. They are usually related to Egyptian folklore and first appeared as bosses in the original Castlevania. Since then, they have been common enemies throughout the series, sometimes appearing as lesser enemies and others as bosses.

A named version, called Akmodan II, appeared as a boss in both Super Castlevania IV and Symphony of the Night.



First appearance of mummies in the series. The Mummy Men appear as the bosses of the third stage, the Castle Ruins. They come from both sides of the room and pace back and forth while throwing bandages in low wave patterns. Even though they share the same life meter, each mummy will die once it takes the equivalent of half a meter's damage.

The best way to deal with them is to walk to the center of the room in order to trigger the start of the boss fight, then quickly climb back up the blocks on the left and start tossing Holy Water flasks at them from that position (while also scoring a few hits with the whip if possible). Care must be taken as one of the blocks on the left is breakable (it drops a Pork Chop), and if destroyed, it won't be possible to climb back up to that safe spot again. If the player didn't bring Holy Water, then they can remain at ground level and whip at the mummies' ankles, destroying any thrown bandages in the process.

The Mummy Men are the first bosses who are immune to the Stopwatch sub-weapon.

Interestingly, the pit that Simon falls into in Stage 4 is clearly visible on the left side of the room.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Mummies sometimes appear as bosses, being reanimated when an evil spirit, known as the Death Fire,[1] enters their caskets and infuses their bodies with life. They can appear before or after fighting the Cyclops or Leviathan.

Super Castlevania IV

Found in the Clock Tower in Super Castlevania IV, Akmodan II fights the player on the actual hands of the clock, giving them little space to maneuver. This embalmed enemy releases waving shards and emits many short-ranged fireballs. He can also teleport in and out via his wrappings.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood/Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

One of the four classic bosses Shaft brings back from the dead is the Mummy Man. In addition to his usual abilities, he can now also control stone. When the Mummy Man appears, he can summon large stone blocks (the kind used to build pyramids out of) and send them at the player in an attempt to crush them, while also sending a barrage of flying wrappings through the room.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Mummies are constantly spawning in the desert-themed stages (Sandy Grave and Forgotten City). They move slowly, although they can stretch their wrappings out and extend their reach several times. They can also attack diagonally upward.

The Mummy Man boss from Rondo of Blood also makes an appearance in this game. He retains his ability to control stone blocks, but instead of trying to crush the player, he attempts to trap them between the blocks and the wall, and then commands spikes to come out from within them to skewer the heroes. On top of that, the Mummy Man can also summon the blocks from the background and fling them toward the player to inflict some nasty damage.

Non-Castlevania appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A pair of mummies appeared in the trailer announcing Simon Belmont's inclusion in this fighting game, where Luigi makes a futile attempt at defending himself from them via his Poltergust's Strobulb, and even launches a Suction Shot into the face of one of the mummies before being forced to flee.

Mummies also appear as part of the Dracula's Castle stage.

Enemy Data

Main article: Mummy/Enemy Data

Item Data

Item Data: Mummy
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
RoB Pot Roast.pngPot Roast SOTN DXC Icon.png
Pot Roast - Rondo of Blood [edit]
Refills the life gauge. Item (Food)
Drop: Mummy Man
RoB Parfait.pngParfait SOTN DXC Icon.png
Parfait - Rondo of Blood [edit]
Refills the life gauge. Item (Food)
Find: 1. Village, 3. Cathedral, 6. Ceremonial Room
Drop: Mummy Man
Rib of Vlad Icon.png Rib of Vlad (Rib) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
1 of 5 Treasures. CON +10 Relic (Dracula's Relic)
CON +10
Find: Death Wing's Lair
Guard: Akmodan II
Cotton Clothes Icon.png Cotton Clothes (Clothes of Cloth) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Clothes made of cotton Body (Clothes)
DEF +20
Drop: Skeleton Athlete, Zombie, Fleaman, Hopper, Mudman, Coffin, Mummy
Heart Icon.png Heart (Heart Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 10 Hearts. Recovery Item (Heart Potion)
Heart +10
Drop: Gorgon, Spearfish, Bat, Bone Tower, Bone Head, Man Eater, Coffin, Mummy, Mimic Candle
Stone Mask PoR Icon.png Stone Mask - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A creepy mask used in ancient rituals. Head Gear (Mask)
DEF +3, LCK +1
Sell: $625 
Drop: Mummy
Bullet Soul HD Icon.png Mummy - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Extend bandage arms. Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +13
Rarity: ***
Steal: Mummy (3.0%)


Main article: Mummy/Gallery


  • It has been left to speculation about who Akmodan II really was. In the Master Librarian's Enemy List from Symphony of the night, he is referred to as an "ancient Egyptian mummy". The name "Akmodan", however, is not a real Egyptian name, but was made-up to sound like one.
  • Because he is referred to as "Akmodan II", one would guess that maybe he had a title of nobility, maybe being the son and successor to the first Akmodan.


  1. Akumajō Densetsu Japanese guide.
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Trevor C. BelmontSypha BelnadesGrant DanastyAlucardDraculaEvil God
Skull KnightNasty GrantCyclopsMummiesGiant BatSnake Man SentinelFrankensteinWater Dragons
Skull Knight KingBone Dragon KingLeviathanDoppelgangerThe Grim Reaper
Town of WarakiyaClock Tower of Untimely DeathForest of DarknessMurky Marsh of Morbid Morons
Nightmare CavesSunken City of PoltergeistsMorbid MountainsThe Haunted Ship of Fools
Tower of TerrorCauseway of ChaosRampart and Lookout Tower
Castle EntranceThe Villa and the WaterfallsThe Clock Tower and the Castle Keep
PreludeEpitaphPrayerBeginningDestinyClockworkMad ForestAnxietyRisingStreamDead Beat
NightmareEncounterDemon SeedDéjà-VuRiddleOvertureBig BattleEvergreenFlashback
Akumajō Dracula Famicom BestAkumajō Densetsu SOUND TRACKS
Tokuma Shoten Akumajō Densetsu Guide BookNintendo Power - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse guideNES Game Atlas
Super Castlevania IV
Simon BelmontDracula
RowdainMedusaOrphic VipersPuweyxilKoranotThe Dancing SpectresSir GrakulThe Monster
Zapf BatAkmodan IISlograGaibonDeath
The Drawbridge, The Fortress, The StablesThe Forest, The Poison Lake, The River
The Caverns, The Waterfalls, The MoatThe Outer KeepThe Castle CourtThe HallsThe Unliving Quarters
The DungeonsThe TreasuryThe Clock TowerThe Castle Keep
Theme of Simon BelmontAkumajō Dracula Best 2
All About Akumajō DraculaFamitsū Akumajō Dracula GuideNintendo Power Super Castlevania IV Guide
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
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (SoN/DXC)
AlucardMaria Renard (Saturn · DXC)Richter Belmont
Supporting cast
Master LibrarianFerrymanLisa
Dracula's Castle bosses
Slogra and GaibonDoppleganger Lv. 10HippogryphKarasumanMinotaur and Werewolf
Lesser DemonOlroxSuccubusScyllaCerberusGranfaloon
Reverse Castle bosses
Darkwing BatThe CreatureAkmodan IIMedusaFake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
BeelzebubDoppleganger Lv. 40GalamothShaftTrue Dracula
Dracula's Castle
Final Stage: BloodlinesEntranceAlchemy LaboratoryMarble GalleryOuter WallLong Library
Clock TowerUnderground CavernsRoyal ChapelOlrox's QuartersCastle KeepColosseum
Abandoned Pit to the CatacombCatacombsCastle Center
Reverse Castle
Reverse EntranceNecromancy LaboratoryBlack Marble GalleryReverse Outer WallForbidden Library
Reverse Clock TowerReverse CavernsAnti-ChapelDeath Wing's LairReverse KeepReverse Colosseum
CaveFloating CatacombsReverse Castle Center
Dracula's CastleCastlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack
MIDI Power Pro6Dracula X: RemixiesDracula Music Collection
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Futabasha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideNTT Pub Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official Guide
Shinkigensha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideBradyGames Symphony of the Night Official Strategy Guide
Prima's Unauthorized Symphony of the Night Strategy GuideKonami Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle Official Guide
BestiaryInventoryCreditsAchievements & TrophiesRichter ModeMaria ModeThief Mode
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Jonathan MorrisCharlotte AulinWindVincent Dorin
Lesser roles
Richter BelmontMaria RenardOld Axe Armor
Main game bosses
The CreatureMummy ManWerewolfMedusa
Nest of Evil bosses
Fake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
Castle areas
EntranceGreat StairwayBuried ChamberTower of DeathMaster's KeepThe Throne Room
City of HazeNation of FoolsSandy GraveForest of Doom
13th StreetBurnt ParadiseForgotten CityDark AcademyNest of Evil
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Original Soundtrack
BradyGames Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Official Strategy GuideKonami Akumajō Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth Official Guide
BestiaryInventorySisters ModeRichter ModeOld Axe Armor Mode
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Playable characters
Soma CruzAlucardJonathan MorrisShanoaCharlotte Aulin
Julius BelmontYoko BelnadesRichter BelmontMaria RenardSimon BelmontGetsu Fuma
Starting bosses
GergothPuppet MasterMenaceBraunerDeathDracula
Downloadable bosses
AstarteLegionBeelzebubR. Phantom BatR. Queen MedusaR. Mummy ManR. The CreatureR. Grim ReaperR. The CountDecapiclopsOxocutionerChimyriadRyukotsuki
Starting Chapters
Ch1. Caught in the Cradle of Decay • Ch2. Lord of Unseen Strings • Ch3. The End of Chaos
Ch4. Esquisse of Violence • Ch5. Song of the Unslakable Blade • Ch6. Come, Sweet Hour of Death
Downloadable Chapters
Ch7. Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire • Ch8. The One Who Is Many • Ch9. Lord of Flies
Ch10. Origins • Ch11. The Legend of Fuma
DroneHymnusCorpse's GatePurple EyesPhantom of FearTanz mit einem ClownCrimson BloodEin WeltherrscherTractusCastlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack