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Trevor C. Belmont (known in Japan as Ralph C. Belmondo (ラルフ・Ｃ・ベルモンド Rarufu Shī Berumondo?)) is a member of the ancestral Belmont Clan of vampire hunters who lived during the 15th century. He was introduced in the Castlevania series as the main protagonist of the 1989-90 game, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse; reprising this role in the Pachislot Akumajō Dracula subseries. Because he and his relatives were feared by the people for their supernatural powers, the Belmont Clan lived outside of society. Trevor is renowned for being the first man who defeated Count Dracula.
Trevor has also made many appearances in other installments of the series, as well as other related productions, often appearing as a supporting character, or as an alternate version of himself in a different continuity, or simply making a cameo. He plays a supportive narrative role in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness and its visual novel adaptation, and even has his own mode in the former, where he becomes a playable character with his own adventure and unique moveset.
Appearance and personality
Trevor first debuted in Dracula's Curse for the Nintendo Entertainment System, where he was designed by T. Fujimoto and I. Urata. In his debut appearance, Trevor's design shares many similarities with Simon Belmont. He is equipped with a breastplate, leather (or fur) lower garments, boots and two shoulder plates. He has long, brown hair.
Trevor's design from the American and European covers closely matches his appearance from the Japanese instruction booklet. Trevor is depicted with the same outfit in the Japanese manual, but his hair is brown instead of blond and he doesn't wear a cape.
Trevor's subsequent appearances were designed by Ayami Kojima. Kojima depicted Trevor with bishōnen style art. Kojima's depiction dropped the barbaric design and went with a completely different look.
Trevor sports long, thigh-length, brown leather boots and gloves with an olive green and gray ravaged coat wrapped with a brown leather vest and chains that seem to connect one another with a few crosses.
Trevor's personality has been further explored in Curse of Darkness and the Pachislot series. Here, Trevor is a proud warrior confident of his abilities but solemn and cautious. He is a bit of a hot-head and straight forward, and perhaps slightly rude to intimidate his adversaries; however, he remains a man of justice fighting for good; he helps Hector after testing him and noticing his good intentions, and lets him to defeat Isaac and end the Curse of Dracula.
Trevor was redesigned by Takeshi Obata for Castlevania Judgment, where he sports short, spiky hair and a leather attire with many belts covering his scars from his battle with Dracula. He also covers his eye –which seems not yet to be healed– with a patch. This is a reference to his scarred eye in Curse of Darkness, fully recovered after some years. He behaves as a proud member of the Belmont Clan, a veteran honorable hero, confident and energetic, similar to Simon, but more mature. He came to accept and trust his superhuman powers that made him a feared person, a reference to the prologue of Dracula's Curse, and is well aware of his deeds, that made him a legend for future generations.
In Wallachia, during the year 1476, the people became disturbed when monsters, who had until that point only been talked about in legend, started to appear in populated areas. According to rumors, they were commanded by a mysterious Count in black known as Dracula. Viewing the situation with great concern, the Eastern Orthodox Church sent out their troops to subdue to the threat. Because he was suspected to be a vampire, a secret team was deployed to find and defeat Dracula.
After receiving no word from Wallachia for some time, the Pope turned to the Belmont family as a last resort. Trevor Belmont stepped forward to end the oppression of Wallachia. He was a descendant of Leon Belmont and was feared by the people because of his powers. Therefore, the Belmont family lived outside of society.
During his journey, Trevor gathered many allies that would join him in his fight against Dracula.
The first was a rebel fighter known as Grant Danasty, who had been turned into a demon by Dracula and had been placed at the Clock Tower as a guard. After Trevor defeated his demon form, Grant turned back into a human and joined him as an ally.
The second companion was the witch Sypha Belnades. She was part of the hunting party formed by the Church to take on Dracula. Because the people of Wallachia were known to be afraid of witches, Sypha had disguised herself as a man in order to move around without concern. She was eventually captured by a cyclops and was turned into a statue. After Trevor managed to put an end to the monster, she was freed of her petrification and decided to go along with him.
The last ally to join was Alucard, Dracula's son. He did not agree with his father's actions and decided to stop him. However, he realized that he was not strong enough to do this alone and decided to search for an ally that could help him. When Trevor came across Alucard, he was promptly challenged to a duel. Trevor Belmont emerged victorious from this duel and, although Alucard had spared the hunter from his full strength because he was testing him, he still joined along as Trevor's ally, confirming him as a real, powerful Vampire Hunter who was strong enough to defeat his father.
Together, the four heroes fought their way to Dracula's Throne Room. They battled Dracula, but only Trevor was capable to finish him, using the Vampire Killer whip, inherited by his ancestors, finally used against Dracula for the first time. After the fight, they watched the castle crumble at a nearby mountain cliff. All the monsters disappeared alongside with Dracula and Wallachia was at rest. From that point on, the Belmont family became a honored and respected presence in the region.
Although Wallachia was now in a state of prosperity, over time, various disasters like poverty and famine befell the population. This phenomenon seemed to be more apparent as one got closer to Dracula's castle.
Shortly after Dracula's defeat, Trevor already felt things were not right. However, he dismissed these feelings as a bad omen for the time being.
Three years later, while out investigating, he received word of the existence of a cult of Dracula worshipers. Soon, his investigation led him to a long deserted monastery where he ran into a man whom Trevor asked if he was a Devil Forgemaster. The man confirmed he was and Trevor, believing the Devil Forgemaster to be the cause of the recent misfortune in Wallachia, promptly attacked him. Despite expecting the Devil Forgemaster to put up a fight, he easily managed to defeat him. Trevor had heard stories of a servant that had betrayed Dracula during the war three years ago and realized that this man was most likely him, despite this person being presumed dead. After introducing himself to the man, he, in turn, introduced himself as Hector and the two parted ways.
Trevor traveled ahead and found Isaac, who was the Devil Forgemaster he was truly after. They engaged in battle and Isaac proved to be a dangerous foe. Isaac suddenly noticed Hector arriving and left without hesitation after lightly cutting Trevor with his spear, saying that he had gotten what he needed and declared that he would slay both, Trevor and Hector, eventually. Trevor, determined to vanquish him, initiated pursuit. Hector caught up with him in an Abandoned Castle while bringing news of a hidden chamber hidden below its grounds and that Isaac was there now.
Trevor thought this was impossible at first because the seal placed on the entrance could only be opened with the blood of his clan. Then, he suddenly realized that the reason why Isaac fought him was to tap some blood from him in order to enter the hidden chamber. The vampire hunter had no choice but to test how much power Hector gained and challenged him to a duel. During the battle, Hector showed that his powers had grown and he was worthy to advance to the place Isaac fled to. Trevor broke the seal and let Hector travel ahead of him, but before he left he told the Devil Forgemaster to show no mercy.
After Hector arrived to the very center of the Infinite Corridor, Trevor suddenly sensed an enormous power and much to his shock, realized that it was coming from the newly risen Dracula's Castle. As he stood in confusion, he was stabbed in the back by Isaac, who told that it was Hector's doing that the castle had arisen again. He explained that Hector accidentally undid the seal on the castle by producing demonic magic while battling the guard who protected it. Isaac then pulled back his spear and left Trevor to die.
Fortunately, Trevor was saved by Julia Laforeze, a witch who aided Hector many times during the Devil Forgemaster's travels. This proved Trevor's incredible stamina, superior to any normal human who would have died by the injury. He returned with his wife afterwards and continued the Belmont bloodline.
While it has never been officially stated, neither by Konami, nor in any game material, what the "C." in Trevor's middle name stands for, there has been some speculation and possible sources that can direct to an answer.
The original script writer of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse did a little Q&A a few years ago on 2ch, a Japanese message board. Although all the posters are anonymous, there's definitely reason to believe it was really him, since he provided some information that was later confirmed in an interview with Masahiro Ueno, the director of Super Castlevania IV, a couple of years later and which before then was completely unknown.
He mentioned that the "C." in Trevor's name stood for "Christopher". According to him, Trevor was the same character as Christopher Belmont, Simon's ancestor. To differentiate his work to the other staff that was developing Castlevania: The Adventure, he decided to write his first name as "Trevor" (or "Ralph" in the Japanese version) and changed "Christopher" into a middle name.
Naturally, this caused some conflicts regarding to what game was the real story. At that time, there were basically two Christophers: the Christopher from the Game Boy games, Castlevania: The Adventure and Belmont's Revenge, and Trevor/Christopher from Dracula's Curse. Both took place 100 years before Simon's era, although they were mutually exclusive to each other. Koji Igarashi, who later became producer, changed this by saying Trevor/Christopher was actually a separate character from the other Christopher and that he actually lived 200 years before Simon, instead of just 100.
Another theory comes from an essay appearing a few years ago in a Spanish gaming site about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, where it is mentioned that after saying farewell to Alucard and giving birth to his child, Sonia Belmont eventually met and fell in love with a man named Nicolai Corneliu and lived together in a cabin in the woods. The villagers, frightened by someone more powerful than Dracula himself, pursued the young couple and her son. Expelled from his home, Trevor Corneliu Belmont grew up without knowing that Alucard's blood ran through his veins.
Whatever the case, the events of Castlevania Legends have been retconned from the main timeline. In addition, this theory is very speculative, doesn't provide any reliable sources and could very well just be fan fiction. However, it is mentioned here because a much more reliable Castlevania information site, the Castlevania Realm, includes "Corneliu" as Trevor's surname in its own version of the Belmont's family tree, giving his complete name as a composition of both the Japanese and western names: "Trevor Rafael Corneliu Belmont" (notice how "Rafael" is written in its Spanish form, rather than "Raphael", which would be more related to "Ralph", the official Japanese name).
- Main article: Trevor Belmont/Dracula's Curse
- See: Trevor Mode
Trevor is an unlockable character in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. He plays much like Leon Belmont from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. He can cycle through his set of Sub-Weapons, each which has a more powerful alternate attack.
- Main article: Trevor Belmont/Judgment
Trevor plays similarly to his descendant, Simon Belmont in the fighting game Castlevania Judgment. His style is somewhat less flashy and more solid, though.
- Main article: Fake Trevor
Even though Trevor does not appear in person in this game, a zombie impersonating him is encountered in the Reverse Colosseum, alongside two other zombies impersonating Grant Danasty and Sypha Belnades. The trio are then fought at the same time as the boss fight of that area. Fake Trevor and the other two foes are evil duplicates made to confuse Alucard, in remembrance to their previous alliance during the events of Dracula's Curse.
In addition to this boss encounter, Trevor briefly makes a cameo in Alucard's memories during his conversation with Maria Renard about the whereabouts of Richter Belmont, in which Alucard does mention he personally knows a Belmont (which then shows Trevor's 8-bit sprite from Dracula's Curse inside a thinking bubble).
- Main article: Trevor Belmont/Curse of Darkness
Trevor is fought as a boss in Curse of Darkness. He is encountered in Garibaldi Temple, where he promptly attacks the protagonist, Hector, after a brief cutscene. He is fought once more in the Abandoned Castle, in a secret room that becomes accessible after clearing Aiolon Ruins.
- Main article: Fake Trevor
The trio of zombies from Symphony of the Night return in Portrait of Ruin. They are encountered in the Nest of Evil, a special area where several bosses from previous games can be fought.
- See also: Belmont-like enemies
|Enemy Data: Trevor Belmont and Similar Enemies|
|Image||Name - Game
||Weapons: Matches Trevor's Whip (Mystic Whip, Chain Whip, or Long Chain Whip), Banshee Boomerang|
|Zombie impersonating Trevor.||Level: 41
|Guard: Life Vessel
||Weapons: Morning Star, Bone Cross, Dagger (Dagger Throw), Holy Water|
|(no bestiary entry)||Strong: Light
||Weapons: Vampire Killer, Holy Water (Roaring Flames, Energy Wave)|
|A true Vampire Hunter and hero of the Belmont family. Agrees to lend his strength to Hector.||Strong: Light
||Weapons: Vampire Killer, Cross (Cross Boomerang, Grand Cross)|
||Weapons: Vampire Killer, Holy Water (Roaring Flames, Energy Wave)|
||Weapons: Vampire Killer, Cross (Cross Boomerang, Grand Cross)|
|A zombie disguised as Trevor Belmont.||Strong: Whip, Holy
Skill Pt: 60
||Nest of Evil
||Weapons: Morning Star, Bone Cross, Dagger (Dagger Throw, 1,000 Blades), Holy Water|
- Main article: Trevor Belmont (Captain N)
Trevor is referenced in an episode of Captain N titled "Return to Castlevania", where his grave is visited by his descendant, Simon Belmont. According to the image on the tombstone, Trevor shared an almost identical physical appearance to Simon.
In the episode, Trevor's reputation is put in question when the Count, taking the form of the Poltergeist King, tells Simon that his great-grandfather's legendary deeds were all lies, thus setting Simon and his friends off on a quest to clear the Belmont's household name.
It's worth noting that in this animated TV series, Simon is Trevor's great-grandson, whereas in the established canon that place belongs to Christopher.
- Main article: Trevor Belmont/Judgment
Galamoth plots to send the Time Reaper from 10,000 years in the future into the past to destroy his rival, Dracula, and change history. A man named Aeon discovers this and pulls together champions from different eras of history into a dimensional rift, in order to find a chosen one capable of destroying Galamoth's servant. Trevor is one of these warriors.
Trevor wears a brown vest and pants, as well as silver and brown colored armor plates that cover his arms, legs and torso. Unlike Kojima's artwork, he is depicted with dark hair instead of brown. He also wears an eye patch over his damaged eye.
Trevor's theme in Castlevania Judgment is Beginning.
- Main article: Trevor Belmont/Pachislot
Trevor Belmont (known as Ralph C. Belmondo in Japan) is the main hero of the Pachislot Akumajō Dracula trilogy. He is a vampire hunter and a descendant of Leon. His family was exiled from Wallachia because of their powers.
The first two games feature an older version of Trevor with a scar across his cheek which occurred after the events of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. The third game features a scar-less face, indicating it takes place during that game. His character design is similar to his appearance in Curse of Darkness.
- See also: Konami Rhythm Games
Trevor appears as a cameo character in the game.
Castlevania (animated series)
- Main article: Trevor Belmont (animated series)
Project 51 Productions obtained the rights from Konami to create a TV series based on Castlevania. Their project is a Netflix original animated series that has its foundations on the events from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, with Trevor as one of the main protagonists, alongside Alucard and Sypha Belnades.
Trevor appeared as the protagonist in three Castlevania: Curse of Darkness spinoff slot games that Konami released for overseas markets around 2018, including Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love and its sequel Castlevania: Labyrinth of Fire for North American territories and Castlevania: Vampire Hunter released for the Australian territory. These games document Trevor's battle against Dracula, sometimes accompanied by his Pumpkin Innocent Devil. He engages in combat with Dracula and his minions during jackpot bonus rounds. An alternate version of each game was released which starred Hector.
Trevor appeared as a Wild reel symbol in Labyrinth of Love and Labryinth of Fire and as the highest ranked regular symbol in Vampire Hunter.
- Height: 6′ 0″ (185 cm), Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Main article: Trevor Belmont/Gallery
- In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, he is mentioned several times in the story. The first being during the introductory text, as Alucard is mentioned to have teamed up with him. Later, when Maria asks Alucard if she knew of Richter Belmont, Alucard mentions the Belmont Family name and the sprite shows a thought bubble of Trevor's sprite from Dracula's Curse, the warrior he tagged along with in 1476. And finally, when Richter learns the name of the dhampir that just fought him, he recalls the history of how his ancestor with the help of Alucard vanished Dracula 300 years prior (although this is only on the original PlayStation release).
- In the Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy graphic novel, a painting that references Trevor's appearance on the American box cover appears in the Belmont mausoleum.
- In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Trevor's image appears alongside his fellow Belmonts (Leon, Simon, Juste and Richter) when the Greatest Five Dual Crush is cast. He will randomly appear in either his 32-bit sprite of his fake zombie appearance from Symphony of the Night (now colored brown instead of his original olive color) or in his original sprite from Dracula's Curse.
- In the artbook The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, his concept art for this alternate universe looks exactly the same than Trevor's design in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. This is a reference and basis for his new appearance, which was used by the art team that worked on the Lords of Shadow games.
- Although Trevor does not appear in Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, he is frequently mentioned by various characters in that game. Alucard says he was a very charming leader, and Simon Belmont wonders if he is as worthy as him as a hunter of the Belmont Clan.
- Trevor was confirmed to appear as an Assist Summon in this game and his "Ex Skill" move was going to be called "Destruction", which is an Item Crash of the Axe from Curse of Darkness. However, he was never added to the game as it was discontinued in 2020, making Albus the final Assist Summon to be unlocked.
- However, in 2021, Konami announced that the game will be re-released in Apple Arcade, as of that, he was ultimately released on May 13, 2022.
- Of all the recurring protagonists that have appeared in the Castlevania series, Trevor is the one who has gone through the most redesigns throughout all of his incarnations, which take place along the many continuities and universes that conform the franchise.
- These changes are also notorious for being very drastic between interpretations, differing a lot from his original barbarian-like design (which followed a similar concept to Simon Belmont), starting with Curse of Darkness, which gives him a long coat similar to the rest of Belmonts designed by Ayami Kojima. Both the original timeline and the Lords of Shadow games portray him as honorable and heroic, while the Netflix animated series portrays him as a depressed and sarcastic character.
- Physically, his many incarnations have ranged from featuring long hair to shorter and spiky hairstyles, having scars on various parts of his body, wearing eye patches, wearing all sorts of leather apparels (one time even affixed with many belts), wearing nobleman's fighting outfits, to even at one point becoming a full vampire and having pale skin and white hair in his Alucard persona of the Lords of Shadow universe.
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- Trevor's background from Castlevania Judgment.
- Castlevania: Bloodlines EGM fax.
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- Castlevania 20th Anniversary Pre-order Bundle. Konami. 2006. Timeline. 1476: Castlevania Dracula's Curse.
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- Akumajō Dracula Pachislot III Official Website. Konami. 2012. Story section.
- Castlevania Judgment. Konami. 2009. Story Mode. Character: Sypha Belnades. Ending.
- Dialogue between Trevor Belmont and Alucard in Castlevania Judgment.
- Akumajō Densetsu ending.
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- Castlevania Judgment. Konami. 2009. Story mode. Trevor Belmont. Opening prologue.
- Análisis de Castlevania: Symphony of the Night at Mundo Gamers (Internet Archive: February 3, 2009 - Spanish)
- Mr. P's Castlevania Realm — Family Tree/Timeline
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