See also: Saint Germain

Count Saint Germain (also written as Saint-Germain) is a character in the Castlevania animated series. He is a mysterious man investigating the events of Lindenfeld and of its priory.

He is voiced by Bill Nighy in the English version of the show.


Saint Germain arrived in Lindenfeld before Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades. He met the two travelers, along with the Judge and Sala, explaining he came to Lindenfeld to study books from the priory. After failing to gain Trevor's assistance, he encounters Sala with other monks and after a bit of persuasion, Sala granted him a limited access to the priory.

Saint Germain was in reality in Lindenfeld to find something seemingly in Sala's cult's possession and took every chance he could to discretely progress further into the priory. He then met Trevor and Sypha again and was threatened into explaining the real reason for his presence: Saint Germain suspected the priory hid a portal to the Infinite Corridor, a gateway to other dimensions, which he wants to use to find his lost partner. He showed a magic gem he had in his possession and which reacts to the presence of the Infinity Corridor, confirming his theory. However, after he discovered the Visitor crucified in the basement of the church, he quickly escaped the priory, encountering Sala and the monks and using his cunning words to get away.

As Sala and the monks enacted their plan, Saint Germain, along with Trevor and Sypha, rushed into the priory's basement to confront the Visitor, now freed. The cult wanted to bring Dracula back from Hell and managed to open a portal to the Infinite Corridor to allow Dracula's return. As Dracula tried to reach for the portal, Saint Germain placed his gem in the Visitor, changing the portal's location to that of his partner and jumps in the portal. He was last seen falling into the Infinite Corridor to close it, presumably reuniting with his partner.


Count Saint Germain puts up a charlatan-like front in order for others to think of him as a traveling scholar and trickster. In reality, he is extremely experienced, wise, possibly immortal, and possibly from a different space or time. Saint Germain possesses knowledge many would consider heretical and eccentric, stemming from a lifetime of diverse adventures. He hints at these stories throughout Season 3 but never divulges; it is clear that Saint Germain prefers not to share this knowledge, as few would understand or accept it. The Count hides his ambiguities behind an otherwise sophisticated charming persona. He can also be impatient and arrogant, sometimes coming off as condescending.

Saint Germain's one true motivation is reuniting with someone dear whom he lost in the Infinite Corridor. It is for this reason that he had come to Lindenfeld (the town's priory was a portal to the Infinite Corridor).

His experience with the infinite Corridor has left Saint Germain with posttraumatic stress disorder – it is shown that he no longer sleeps peacefully, often waking up from flashback-nightmares of the Corridor. It can be inferred that it is for this reason that he sleeps fully-dressed, as the ritual of sleep has eluded him since his encounter with the Corridor. Trevor and Sypha both note that he is deeply sad and lonely. They also suspect that he was happy to drop his act with them, so he could once again have friends who really understand him.

Powers and abilities

  • Magician: Using a special gem, Saint Germain is able to exert control over the Infinite Corridor and some monsters.
  • Persuasive: Saint Germain is talented at negotiation, shown when talking his way into the tightly-guarded priory and recruiting Trevor and Sypha to his cause.
  • Highly educated: Knowing multiple languages, Saint Germain was able to teach educated priests about the details of their own books. Saint Germain is exceptionally knowledgeable, and the foremost expert on the nature of the Infinite Corridor.
  • Immortality (unproven): Saint Germain claims himself to be "immortal and glorious", although whether or not this is true has yet to be seen.

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