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Teleportation is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. It is a classic ability used by Count Dracula during battles. He oftentimes teleports to random locations on the screen, followed by an attack (such as Hellfire or Dark Inferno). Sometimes, Dracula utters a diabolical laugh whenever he's teleporting. Albus is able to Warp anywhere on the screen using the touch screen in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.

Description, variants and known users

Dracula's version of this spell has been shown to have diverse qualities along the many games it has appeared in, although overall it has four main variants:

1. Vanishing
The body simply disappears and then reappears in another location. While both dematerializing and rematerializing, the body briefly fades out/in and becomes unable to interact with the physical world (that is, neither capable to harm nor be harmed, probably as the effect of the process of switching planes). This is how Dracula teleports in the original Castlevania, Vampire Killer and the Game Boy games (all of these probably due to hardware limitations), as well as in Dracula X and Castlevania 64/Legacy of Darkness (used by Dracula when fighting against Cornell and by Gilles de Rais when posing as Dracula), all of these where it employs Mist Form in the process. It's also used by Dracula in Curse of Darkness, where the spell is combined with blood suck upon rematerialization. Barlowe also utilizes this in the beginning of his five-punch combo against Shanoa in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.
2. Intangible displacement
The body displaces from one location to another while leaving erratic traces of it along the way. This variant was only seen in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, and to a lesser extent, during the second phase of the Dracula battle in Order of Ecclesia; in addition, Barlowe incorporates this variant in his five punch combo during his fight against Shanoa, and to a lesser extent, when either hit by her or when concluding a standard magic attack. Elizabeth Bartley also utilized this variant during her battle in Castlevania: Bloodlines.
3. Beam of light
This is Dracula's most frequently used version of the spell. In it, a vertical beam of light appears, generally generating from its own center, and enshrouds the body, where it dematerializes, followed by another vertical beam of light that appears elsewhere and where the body materializes again. This variant can be seen in games such as Super Castlevania IV, Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night (in the prologue), Castlevania 64/Legacy of Darkness (used by True Dracula), Circle of the Moon, Aria of Sorrow (used by Graham Jones), Order of Shadows, The Dracula X Chronicles and The Adventure ReBirth.
4. Beam of light combined with bat form
The body dissolves into a company of bats which usually fly to the top of the screen and then come back down, landing on a random spot where the body rematerializes. This variant can be seen in games such as Bloodlines, Chronicles, Harmony of Dissonance, Lament of Innocence (used by Walter) and Portrait of Ruin.

The fourth version is usually accompanied by a similar beam of light than that from the third version, and also the company of bats fly up and briefly exit the screen in the process instead of just flying to the next location; as such, this variant probably cannot be solely considered to be Bat Form. There is an exception, though; in Haunted Castle, Dracula simply turns into a company of bats and these fly to the next position to reform, which might be the only occurrence along the series where this ability could be considered to just be Bat Form instead of Teleportation.

Alucard is able to teleport in a similar fashion before a Hellfire or Dark Inferno attack in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Magical Tickets can be used by many characters to instantly transport themselves to a shop. Dracula's Castle (and other similar castles) is full of teleportation rooms which allow for quicker navigation to other areas of the castle. Celia Fortner, the leader of With Light, was shown teleporting in a similar manner a few times, also cackling as she did so. In Julius Mode, when fighting against Soma (or rather Dracula), the latter also strikes a pose just before teleporting and utters a more deranged laugh. The renegade Elgos member Hermina was also shown to teleport shortly after revealing herself to Alucard.

Item Data

Item Data: Teleport
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Warp - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
' Move
Find: Initially available
Sequence: Touch screen
Teleport - Encore of the Night [edit]
All inactive blocks on the user's board become active blocks. Spell
Consume: 40 MP 


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