The Necromancer (ネクロマンサー Nekuromansā?) is a boss in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. He was one of Dracula's minions, and was presumably high enough in rank to have detailed knowledge on his master's revival. His primary form was that of a cloaked individual similar to Shaft's ghost, although his true form was eventually revealed to be a winged skeletal demon.
After Dracula's successful revival, the Necromancer was presumably dispatched to verify whether Hugh Baldwin and Nathan Graves had died from the fall. He eventually encountered the latter in the Audience Room. The Necromancer, surprised and impressed that Nathan survived such a steep drop, nonetheless stated he wouldn't be lucky against him. He then informed Nathan that Morris Baldwin was now within Dracula's grasp and that they intended to drain his soul from him on the full moon to restore Dracula's power. A horrified Nathan then fought the Necromancer and ultimately defeated him. Armed with this knowledge, Nathan then attempted to locate his master, although he noticed that Hugh was missing.
The first phase of the battle has the Necromancer using six orbs to attack Nathan, and can at times summon Zombies.
After his first form is defeated, the second phase begins. He forsakes the energy orbs from the first phase and replaces the attack with a green barrier which he bounces against the room with. In addition, while he still summons enemies, the enemies he summons in this form are Skeletons.
|Item Data: Necromancer|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Forward + Special Move button makes the player charge. Some blocks can be destroyed with this move.|| Magic Item|
| Find: Audience Room|
| Effect: Allows Nathan to destroy stone blocks to access new areas.|
- Defeating the Necromancer in his first form will prevent his transformation. This is possible by using the Pluto + Black Dog DSS combination if Nathan manages to use the big bone against him. To use the combination early, either the DSS glitch must be used or Nathan must be in Magician Mode.
- The Necromancer serves a similar role in this game as Death usually does, even though Death does appear later in the game as a boss, although with no involvement in the storyline whatsoever.
|Castlevania: Circle of the Moon|
Sealed Room • Catacomb • Abyss Stairway • Audience Room • Triumph Hallway • Outer Wall • Machine Tower • Eternal Corridor • Chapel Tower • Underground Gallery • Underground Warehouse • Underground Waterway • Observation Tower • Ceremonial Room • Battle Arena