All 10 ‘Castlevania: Nocturne Easter Eggs You Need To Know About

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Because we all know that ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ was an adaptation (albeit a loose one) of the popular ‘Castlevania’ video games that featured Richter Belmont as the central character, it is difficult not to see different easter eggs in this series. But the thing is that some of the easter eggs weren’t referencing the games but also real-life events. And quite a few of them are in this series’s first eight episodes.

Some of the easter eggs in ‘Nocturne’ can be difficult to spot, but we were able to keep our eyes open for some of the most interesting ones that you can find in the entire series. So, with that said, let’s look at all of the ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ easter eggs that you may want to know about.

1. Vampires in America

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While the mainstream discovery of the American continent happened in the late 15th century, it was only a few centuries later that people started to flock over to America, which was still called the New World back then. Of course, the first episode of ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ started with a flashback scene involving Richter and his mother, Julia, while they were in Massachusetts. And they were there because the vampires had made their way to the New World.

In that regard, the vampire plague was not a problem that was confined to Europe because these creatures also made their way to America in the three centuries since the continent’s discovery. Of course, it is possible that vampires were likely in America before the 15th century because Olrox, an Aztec vampire, has been around for at least 250 years and is quite possibly a lot older than that.

2. The French Revolution

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Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, the events of ‘Nocturne’ take place near the end of the 18th century as the working peasant class of France was now looking to try to overthrow the aristocracy. This is one of France’s most important historical events because the French Revolution allowed the working class to gain more wealth and power.

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But the events of ‘Nocturne’ put a twist on the French Revolution as the main characters support it because some of the aristocrats were either vampires or were vampire supporters. The French vampires were looking to destroy the Revolution through the power of Erzsebet Bathory and her vampires.

3. Slavery in the New World

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Another important thing to note in ‘Nocturne’ is that it doesn’t just look at the things happening in Europe. Instead, the New World was also covered well enough, especially in the backstory of Annette, who came from a Caribbean town called Saint-Domingue, where she was once a slave to a vampire named Vaublanc.

Slavery was still widespread in the New World at that time, as slavery was yet to be abolished in several parts of the world. Of course, it was only during the 19th century that slavery was abolished in America and many different countries worldwide.

4. Juste Belmont

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After Richter Belmont ran away from Olrox out of fear, he tried to escape from all of his responsibilities and problems by spending time in a tavern in a nearby town. In this town, he met a man with whom video game fans are quite familiar. We are talking about Juste Belmont.

Appearing as the main character of ‘Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance,’ Juste is a fairly popular Belmont and one of Richter’s ancestors in the video games. However, in ‘Nocturne,’ he was introduced as Richter’s grandfather. While Richter thought that his grandfather was dead, Juste was alive the entire time and had been watching over his grandson in secret for many years.

5. Sypha Belnades

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When Juste Belmont talked about how he became such a sad and defeated old man, he talked about how the Belmonts acquired the ability to use magic because they were descendants of Sypha Belnades. Of course, Sypha is an important figure in the history of the ‘Castlevania’ series.

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In the original animated ‘Castlevania’ series, Sypha was a powerful Speaker Magician who helped Trevor Belmont and Alucard defeat Dracula. She eventually went on to marry Trevor and form a family with him. Through the child of Trevor and Sypha, the Belmont clan became stronger as the members of this family acquired the ability to use magic due to Sypha’s bloodline.

6. Lord Ruthven

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Juste Belmont told his grandson about the story of how he lost his ability to use magic. It happened when he lost his wife and his best friend to a vampire named Lord Ruthven. Juste’s sadness cut off his connection with magic, just like how Richter lost his ability to use magic after his mother died.

Ruthven isn’t a character from the ‘Castlevania’ games and has yet to appear in ‘Nocturne.’ But he is famously known for the real-life short story, ‘ The Vampyre,’ which is the first vampire storyline to feature an aristocratic vampire. In that regard, Ruthven is historically the first vampire aristocrat in the world of fiction.

7. Sekhmet

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Sekhmet is another character never featured in the ‘Castlevania’ games and is widely known as a mythological entity. She is the Egyptian goddess of war and healing in the real world. However, some accounts suggest that Sekhmet was also a vampire goddess because she couldn’t stop drinking human blood when Ra sent her to punish Earth’s wicked people.

In ‘Nocturne,’ Sekhmet was mentioned a few times because it was said that Erzsebet Bathory drank the blood of Sekhmet and acquired the power of the Egyptian goddess. This was shown when Bathory created an eclipse and even transformed into a feline-like monster resembling Sekhmet.

8. The Abbot’s Biblical References

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Erzsebet Bathory wanted the Abbot to pledge his loyalty to her because she needed his ability to create Night Creatures using a machine in the abbey. Of course, the Abbot thought that it was through teaming up with Erzsebet that people would become more trusting in God. But he was still torn between what was right and what was wrong.

However, Bathory made him pledge his loyalty to her by asking him to sacrifice his daughter, Maria. The Abbot thought this was a test that God gave him, similar to the test that God gave Abraham in the bible. But the Abbot wondered where his “ram” was, as Abraham sacrificed a ram instead of his son, Isaac. Ultimately, Terra offered herself as the Abbot’s ram by sacrificing herself in place of Maria.

9. Alucard’s Return

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After Richter and his companions suffered a terrible loss to Erzsebet Bathory in the abbey, they had to run away from the town. But Drolta and a few other vampires gave chase because they had to kill Richter and his allies to make sure that no one could resist the vampires. Tired and defeated, Richter and the others prepared for a fight they would not win.

But before Drolta could strike Richter, a familiar figure came in to attack and kill Drolta with a single strike of his blade. We are talking about Alucard, who was last seen more than 300 years ago when he, Trevor, and Sypha decided to build a village around Dracula’s castle. Alucard even joked about how he was often there to save a Belmont who was in a state of utter defeat. And Richter was shocked to see that Alucard was not just a Belmont myth.

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10. Annette doesn’t know Dracula

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After Alucard appeared, he introduced himself as the son of Dracula. However, Annette wondered who Dracula was, as this was seemingly the first time that a character in the ‘Castlevania’ series didn’t know who Dracula was. 

It would make sense for Annette not to know anything about Dracula because she spent her entire life in the New World. However, it is more than possible that not many people are familiar with Dracula because he has been keeping a low profile ever since he was resurrected more than 300 years ago. And it remains to be seen whether or not he will return in ‘Nocturne.’

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