The Une, also known as Thornweed, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an eerie plant with razor-sharp or thorn-covered leaves that feeds on blood, a characteristic which may result in odd mutations.


Une are plant enemies that typically lie in wait for the player to encounter them, often lying dormant as a seed. Upon detecting the player the Une sprouts forth, tentacles waving in the hope of coming into contact with the player so as to drain their blood. Une are common hazards in the games they appear in and are encountered early on, no doubt because of their low health and attack.

Une also seem capable of taking on a myriad of other forms. An Une which has feasted on a surplus of blood may become an Alura Une (or Venus Weed), a much more powerful enemy which resembles a woman residing inside of a giant rose. Some une may attach to a human rather than feeding from them, using them as a host to gain mobility and spread une seeds, this form is known as a Chosen Une and may be based on the archetype 'swamp creature'. The Corpseweed, another common enemy, resembles an undead head dangling from a vine which protrudes from an une.

Une were introduced into the series in Super Castlevania IV. In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, they had the ability to spread seeds around them and duplicate, effectively making them more dangerous. If the player took a long time to finish one off, they could end up having to deal with a myriad of une, each one with the ability to reproduce itself.


In most appearances, Une are nothing more than a minor hindrance. Crouching and attacking will take care of them quickly, and they're generally weak against fire. In some instances, however, the player should not waste time and kill them as soon as they are encountered, lest they have time to evolve into a Corpseweed. Those that can transform are usually colored in a darker tone of green and may be concealed among other normal une. The same can be said for Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, where they may multiply at an alarming rate if not dealt with quickly.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Une
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Thornweed 23. Une  [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV (Strategy)
' HP: 48
Exp: 100
Atk: 3
2. Forest/Lake/River, 3. Cavern/Waterfall/Moat, 8. The Dungeons
Thornweed-1- 17. Thornweed  (Une) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Plant with razor-sharp leaves. Strong: Hit
Weak: Fire
Level: 5
HP: 12
Exp: 20
Drop: Grapes, Strawberry
Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Black Marble Gallery, Catacombs, Long Library, Underground Garden (Saturn only), Cave
Aos une 62. Une  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
Plant-like monster that assaults its prey with thorn-covered leaves.Abil: Can duplicate.
Weak: Flame
HP: 10
MP: 10
Exp: 10
Atk: 32
Def: 1
Soul: Nature Mine
Chapel, Underground Reservoir
OOE-Une 17. Une (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow (Strategy)
An eerie plant that feeds on blood. Strong: Electric
Weak: Slashing, Fire, Stone
HP: 12
MP: 1
Exp: 12
Atk: 20
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Mixed Set (20%)
Garden of Madness, Subterranean Hell
Une 12. Une  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin (Strategy)
An eerie plant that feeds on blood. Strong: Electric
Weak: Slash, Fire, Stone
HP: 10
Exp: 5
Skill Pt: 1
Drop: Strawberry
Buried Chamber
OOE-Une 10. Une  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
This plant's diet of blood results in odd mutations. Strong: Thunder, Light
Weak: Slash, Flame
HP: 1
Exp: 1
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 14
Ruvas Forest, Argila Swamp
OOE-Une 13. Une  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
An eerie plant that feeds on blood. Strong: Lightning, Holy
Weak: Fire, Darkness
Soul: Red (4.30%) Plant Une in the ground.
Chapter 2

Item Data

Item Data: Une
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Grapes Icon Grapes (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Juicy seedless grapes [use] Food (Fruit)
HP +5
Drop: Thornweed
Strawberry Icon Strawberry (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Ripe red strawberry [use] Food (Fruit)
HP +10
Drop: Thornweed
Red Soul Une - Nature Mine - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Buries land mines throughout its turf. Bullet Soul
Consume: 20 MP  85 AP
Rarity: 12
Drop: Une
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Une - Mixed Set - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Throw Une at a foe. Bullet Soul
Consume: 18 MP  Rarity: **
Drop: Une
Strawberry PoR Icon Strawberry (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Large, freshly picked strawberries. Item (Food/Fruit)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +150
Drop: Une
Bullet Soul HD Icon Une - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Plant an Une in the ground Bullet Soul
Consume: 5 MP  ATK +4
Rarity: *
Steal: Une (4.3%)



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