As the Hooded Man
"A man with an unknown face walks swiftly through the city avoiding the wandering dark forces.
Zobek noticed the enormous power emanating from his being, a power different from that of Satan's acolytes, a power even more familiar... What is his identity? Where does his energy come from? What activities is he conducting in the city? Soon there will be an answer to all of these questions."
As Victor Belmont
"Following the destruction of the Brotherhood of Light by Dracula, the surviving members gathered to begin the search for a new leader to guide them: the last descendant of Simon Belmont. Over the following centuries, the Belmonts commanded the Brotherhood awaiting the return of the Prince of Darkness. Victor Belmont is, at this time, the last member of his illustrious lineage and the current leader of the Brotherhood.
It is a position he has earned by proving he has the valor and honor necessary in the cause, as well as complete devotion to safeguarding human lives. Holy relics are in his power, carried by Gabriel in his fight against the Lords of Shadow, which were collected following an endless search through the ruins of the castle. On this day, the destiny of mankind will depend on the most important decision ever taken by this soldier of God.
Will he be able to set aside his beliefs and prejudice for the good of humanity?"
Dracula first witnesses Victor as a mysterious hooded man who exits his cathedral. When he approaches him, demons start to appear and Victor runs away. After following his traces, Dracula is attacked by Victor in the city's library. Victor misses Dracula, and Abaddon attacks the two. As Dracula confronts the huge demon, Victor flees again.
Victor is then found in a church, praying. As Dracula arrives, he attacks him once again, until the two fall in a cave. There, they fight even more brutally until Dracula gets the upper hand. Just as the vampire lord is about to deliver the final blow, he hears an infant's cry and sees people witnessing the battle, and stops his attack. Victor introduces himself as the last of the illustrious Belmont clan, and the leader of the Brotherhood of Light. He explains that the Brotherhood hide uninfected survivors underground. Dracula gives Victor an antidote for the infection and prepares to leave.
Victor then decides to help Dracula. As they arrive at Victory Plaza, the Lieutenant appears, and the three warriors are forced to fight a group of demons. After the battle, Victor proceeds to sacrifice his life in order to call the second acolyte, making him think the Brotherhood is challenging Satan's Army. The acolyte animates a sword-wielding statue and brutally stabs Victor in the chest. Victor's last words to Dracula are that now he is the last of the Belmonts.
As he dies, Victor is revealed to be the bearer of the last piece from the Mirror of Fate that Dracula is searching for. His body then vanishes.
Victor's appearance is a mix of ancient and modern. He wears a green vest with brass fittings over a white coat with a hood. Beneath this he wears a white tunic or button-shirt. In terms of armor he wears steel leggings and a matching left full-arm gauntlet, with a leather glove on his right hand. He wears two belts, one of which holds the gauntlet in place. His trousers appear to be green lizard skin, under leather chaps. Most notably, he also appears to have at least two tattoos, one on his chest and one on his right arm.
Victor's face is heavily scarred, one over his right eye and the bridge of his noses, and one under his left eye. His right eye is apparently permanently closed by his scarification. He also has a full beard and mustache.
Powers and abilities
Victor's great power is noted by both Dracula and Zobek, making him stand out even among his ancestors as one of the more powerful members of the Belmont Clan.
Victor wields a Combat Cross, which appears to be an almost exact replica of the one Dracula used as Gabriel, though much smaller. He shows great prowess with the weapon, using many techniques seen by members of the Belmont clan and is able to hold his own against the monsters of Satan's army and even Dracula himself.
Victor is not limited to his Combat Cross, and possesses magical items to enhance his abilities. He uses Gabriel's original relics, the Cyclone Boots and the Seraph Shoulders, allowing him to make quick dashes and double jumps. He holds great physical strength, able to smash an entire floor in with a single punch, and that was with his normal hand and not his gauntlet covered one, and is able to use the Belmont's Earthquake and Tremor Punches, only with much more devastating results.
Victor has access to some of the same sub-weapons Gabriel once used, including Holy Water and Silver Daggers, and he is able to use their enhanced forms of the holy shield and dagger wave seemingly without need of Light or Shadow Magic.
He also holds two unique crystals. A golden one that when shattered creates several stone monoliths that infuse him with magical power that causes him to grow at least three times his own height and width, greatly increasing his physical power and durability, though the spell can be broken if the stones are destroyed. The second crystal, being used as a last resort, is a Dark Crystal that summons the demon within it, and while it would normally allow Victor to destroy any weaker monsters instantly, the demon was easily killed when used against Dracula.
Victor is schooled in the arcane arts and knows how to create sigils that can bind and weaken even Dracula's great power and knows of the way to challenge Satan's Acolytes in Latin.
Creation and development
The appearance of Victor appears to be based on a character design from the initial development stages of the first Lords of Shadow. The design was originally intended for Simon Belmont, but was later scrapped as a less barbaric design for the new protagonist (Gabriel) was requested. The design was also not reused for Mirror of Fate since a depiction more reminiscent of Simon's incarnation in Castlevania Chronicles was chosen.
He first appeared in the trailer revealed at Gamescon 2013, where he confronts Dracula in a church. After revealing his identity, he proceeds to engage Dracula in combat.
As a boss
- Darkness shrouds your soul.
- Your sinister powers will not work here.
- I'll not let you past.
- What kind of abomination are you?
- It can't be! It can't be you!
- You won't get past here!
- I will not fail in my mission!
- May the light of my ancestors illuminate me!
- Where others failed, I will prevail!
- I will not give up until I defeat you!
- Burn, creature of the shadows!
- The silver will pierce your flesh!
As an ally
- Go back to Hell, evil creatures!
- Your sins will end here!
- Back in the Name of the Light!
- Though I walk on the path of darkness, I shall not fear!
- Mmph... give me strength, my God.
- Like many of the Belmont clan from the Lords of Shadow games, he wears a gauntlet on his left arm. His boots are reminiscent of the Cyclone Boots that Gabriel Belmont wore in the first game.
- Victor obtained all his relics and weapons, his boots, Seraph Shoulders, Silver Daggers, Holy Water, and Dark Crystal from exploring the remains of Dracula's castle.
- It's possible Victor's boots, gauntlet and wings are the original Cyclone Boots, Dark Gauntlet, and Seraph Wings once used by Gabriel Belmont, only heavily modified over the years, as a city memorial note reveals the Cyclone Boots were excavated and Victor's own background reveals he searched the ruins of Dracula's castle to find his old weapons.
- His boss fight parallels the fight with Cornell in the first Lords of Shadow. Both grow larger and use enchanted stones around the battle field that prove to be their weakness.
- A text file from the game's data reveals Victor was planned to be called Julius before. This is a reference to Julius Belmont, the modern era Belmont from Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow.
- This info was confirmed by David Cox. The name was changed in order not to step on IGA's work.
- Out of all combat crosses, the design of Victor's whip bears the closest resemblance to Gabriel's Vampire Killer.
- He may have been named after Victor Belmont, the would-be protagonist of the canceled Castlevania: Resurrection.
- In his concept design, he seemed to have a tuft of white hair on his right side. This may be a reference to Guts, the main character of the anime/manga Berserk, though this may be a coincidence.
|Zobek • Zobek's Lieutenant • Young Trevor • Marie • Gorgon Sisters • Toy Maker • Victor Belmont • Alucard|
|Raisa Volkova • Nergal Meslamstea • Guido Szandor • Satan|
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|Bernhard's Wing • City of the Damned • Carmilla's Lair • Overlook Tower • Forbidden Wing|
|Downtown • Science District • Victory Plaza • Arts District|
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