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Sisters Mode is an alternate mode in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. In this mode, the player controls Eric Lecarde's twin daughters, Loretta and Stella. This mode is a prequel to the main storyline.


In this mode, the player controls Loretta and Stella on a mission to save their father from the hands of Brauner two years prior to the main storyline.[1]

The player can press the L button to switch between the sisters. The sisters can levitate, so all parts of the castle are accessible from the start. However, to end the game, all eight of the portraits used by Brauner inside the castle must be completed in order to enter his domain, where the final cutscene will be shown.

The sisters attack by using the touchscreen: Stella attacks by swiping the touchscreen, while Loretta attacks by using ice magic by tapping the touchscreen. These attacks consume MP as they are performed, so care must be taken, lest Stella and Loretta wind up without a method of attack in a hairy situation. Also, levitating drains MP, so be mindful of the sisters' MP bar when flying for extended periods of time. To compensate for this, not only do the sisters have a very quick MP regeneration rate, so long as they remain on the ground, but they also possess immunity to curses.

When Brauner's portrait is entered, instead of fighting him, they find Eric in the room, who has been severely wounded by Brauner in order to lure the sisters into a trap where he will vampirize them, setting the events of the main story. The game does not save when this happens; as a result, it is impossible to fight Dracula in this mode without a glitch.

In addition, once 888% map coverage has been uncovered, the player can gain access to the Nest of Evil, although this is not for the faint of heart, since all of the sister's attacks do only 1 damage to Gold Skeletons.





Dialogue Data: Sisters Mode (edit)
Image / Participants Transcript Information
Stella human1.pngStella

Loretta human3.pngLoretta

Father's Missing
(Stella and Loretta fly to the Entrance of Dracula's Castle)

Stella: Father must have come to this castle.
Loretta: Stella, Father said we weren't to come here, no matter what.
Stella: I know that, but he's never been so late coming back before. You're worried too, aren't you?
Loretta: Well, yes, but.. But I'm scared!
Stella: So am I. But we have to go!
Loretta: !! I just sensed Father's power.
Stella: !! He's alive! Let's hurry!
Loretta: Right.


Game: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Sisters Mode)
Location: Entrance
Stella human2.pngStella

Lorettahuman.pngLoretta Eric human4.pngEric Brauner dialogue1.pngBrauner

Stella: !!

Loretta: Father!
(Stella draws closer to Eric, who was injured from a fresh fight with Brauner)
Eric: S-Stay back!
Stella: But you're hurt so badly!
Eric: !! Brauner!
(Brauner shows up behind Stella)
Stella: !!
(Brauner bites and sucks Stella's blood)
Loretta: Stella!
(Loretta falls on her knees. Brauner walks over and does the same to her)
Brauner: Have no fear. I shall grant you a world of peace, my beloved daughters...
Loretta: ...
Eric: Stop it... STOP IT, PLEASE!!!


Game: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Sisters Mode)
Location: Entrance


  • Bloody Tears - 01.png
    Contrary to all other character modes, a different screen is shown upon death in Sisters Mode. The screen will be a depiction of a woman (presumably Virgin Mary) crying tears of blood with swords in the background, probably referencing the quest "The Statue's Tear".
  • This is the only situation where Eric's human form is shown in Portrait of Ruin.


  1. By comparing the date of the main storyline (1944) with the death of Eric Lecarde as listed on the instruction booklet (50 years of age) and the age of his birth (1892), it is possible to know precisely the year when the Sisters Mode takes place (1942).
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