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The Spirits of Halloween are a couple (or trio, depending on the version of the game) of bosses that appear in both Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun and Kid Dracula (GB). They are the bosses of the first stage in both versions of the game.

Description

A trio of ghosts that guard the Castle Keep. They attack one at a time, from youngest to oldest.

The first to attack is the Child Ghost, who slowly jumps around across the screen in an attempt to inflict physical damage and eventually stops to spew fireballs from the edge of the screen. Once beaten, he will run crying to his daddy.

Next is the Parent Ghost, who is much larger and also starts his attack by jumping around the screen. His other attacks consist in standing on one side of the room and spewing three fireballs in succession, and running back and forth across the screen in an attempt to bump on the player. In Kid Dracula (GB), the father also cries to his own father when he's beaten.

Last but not least is the Grandparent Ghost, who is completely impervious to damage, although he happens to not be very effective in battle, as he just walks forth and back across the room once and then collapses from exhaustion, at which point the Child Ghost discretely drags him away to avoid any further embarrassment.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Spirits of Halloween
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Child Ghost BDK 6. Child Ghost (jpn) [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 1. Kid Dracula's Castle
Parent Ghost BDK 7. Parent Ghost (jpn) [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 1. Kid Dracula's Castle
Ghost Contestant BDK 33. Ghost Contestant  [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 5. New York
Child Ghost KD 5. Child Ghost (jpn) [ edit ]
Kid Dracula (Game Boy)
' 1. Kid Dracula's Castle
Parent Ghost KD 6. Parent Ghost (jpn) [ edit ]
Kid Dracula (Game Boy)
' 1. Kid Dracula's Castle
Grandparent Ghost KD 7. Grandparent Ghost (jpn) [ edit ]
Kid Dracula (Game Boy)
' 1. Kid Dracula's Castle

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Trivia

  • This represents the first time in a Castlevania game that a ghost has been a boss.
  • The addition of the grandfather in the Game Boy version caused the trio to be called the "Spirits of Halloween Past, Present and Future". This name is a reference to the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come that meet Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1843 novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
  • These bosses may be considered somewhat controversial due to certain aspects of their physical appearance:
    • The symbol on their foreheads in the Famicom and the Japanese Game Boy versions of the game is commonly misinterpreted to be a Nazi swastika, although it's actually a manji, a symbol that can either represent the whole creation or a family emblem. Likely to avoid any controversy, all three ghosts had their manji symbols removed in all international releases of both games.
    • Their "ghost mantles" resemble the iconic white robes usually worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan, an American white supremacist hate group.
  • The Spirit of Halloween Past makes a cameo appearance in Wai Wai Bingo.
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