(Press photo to zoom!) • Universe: Castlevania
• Name: Alucard, Adrian Tepes, Genya Aricado
• Species: Damphyr
• Role: Vampire Prince, Vampire Hunter
• Place of Origin: Transilvania, Romania
• Date of Birth: 15th century
• Affiliation: Cronqvist/Ţepeş Family, The Agency (as Genya Arikado)
Dracula Vlad Ţepeş (father) †, Lisa (mother) †, Elizabeth Bartley (cousin) †, Soma Cruz (father's reincarnation), Trevor Belmont (travel companion), Sypha Belnades (travel companion), Grant Danasty (travel companion), Richter Belmont (benefactor), Maria Renard (friend), Lyudmil (servant and friend) †
Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes, better known as Alucard, is the dhampir son of Dracula Vlad Tepes, and human woman named Lisa Tepes. As the offspring of an unnatural bond between Dracula and a human woman named Lisa, Adrian had special powers and was destined to be stronger than any human but not potentially as strong as his father. After Lisa was killed, having been mistaken for a witch, Adrian grew up under the influence of his father, whence he was taught in the dark arts and molded into a warrior who would one day fight for the side of evil.
Adrian's existence did not come without quirks, as the gentle, human side of his mother always seemed to cloud his "better judgement", as Dracula would have put it. At her death, Adrian was by his mother's side. She insisted that he not take his anger at her death out on the humans, as their lives are already full of hardship. With those words, she had a profound influence on Adrian's thinking. His mind wandered as he questioned his father's will. After standing by for as long as he could, he broke away from his father's army and disappeared. Understanding that Dracula was going to impose his wrath on the people, Adrian would turn his efforts toward destroying his father's army, hopefully encouraging him to reconsider. Furthermore, he chose to go under the name "Alucard" –Dracula's name in reverse– to represent that he stood for beliefs opposite those of his father.
Alucard is an adept swordsman and typically wields one-handed swords. Alucard's other attacks use dark magic. As a shapeshifter, Alucard can change himself into a bat, a wolf, or even mist.
In 1476, when Trevor Belmont was on his own quest to hunt out Count Dracula, who had manipulated his own son into fighting for evil, Alucard would be waiting for Trevor to come by. Alucard challenged him to a fight at this point to test the hero's skills. Alucard was surprised by Trevor's strength when he was bested and asked Trevor if he could join him on his quest.
After helping to destroy Dracula, and despite his good intentions, Alucard couldn't help but feel guilty for having committed patricide. To ease his pain, he put himself into a deep slumber, submerging his powers.In 1797, due to the unexpected lack of a Belmont, Alucard had no choice but to awaken from his slumber to investigate the matter and infiltrate Castlevania. He discovered Richter Belmont had been seduced by evil and was controlling the castle.
With the help of Richter's kin, Maria Renard, they were able to find out the truth: the dark priest Shaft was controlling Richter and wanted to raise Dracula from the dead. After releasing Richter from Shaft's control, Alucard entered an upside-down version of Castlevania, with more powerful enemies, and confronted Shaft.
Having defeated Shaft, Alucard discovered that his efforts were in vain, as Shaft's plan had come to fruition regardless. He defeated his father in single combat once more and sent him back to the grave, though Dracula did show a spark of humanity after Alucard told him Lisa's last words: that mankind should be left in peace and that she would always love him. He then planned to put himself back at rest but Maria, who had developed a strong attraction to him, set out to convince him to stay.
One year after defeating his father, an incubus named Magnus attempted to convince Alucard to return to the side of evil. Alucard resisted Magnus' efforts and aided Maria, Richter, Cyril and Alexis in their fight against Magnus.
Magnus revealed to Maria Alucard's history of consuming human blood, including his turning of Lyudmil, his old servant, into a vampire. When questioned by Maria, Alucard did not deny these accusations. Lyudmil was manipulated by Magnus into fighting Alucard.
In the year 2035, a man named Genya Arikado (later revealed that he is Alucard) and his close associate, Yoko Belnades, a Catholic Church employee, began to frequently visit the Hakuba Shrine in Japan. Mina, the shrine caretaker's daughter, was not sure of what they were looking for, but she was always friendly to the duo. Genya, an extremely cold man with an inhumanly attractive face, was a member of a shadowy organization somehow related to national security. He and Yoko knew well about the events where the castle was sealed away in the eclipse by a group of vampire hunters and about the prophecy that says someone would come to the castle in 2035 to inherit Dracula's powers.
Genya Arikado is revealed to be Alucard in disguise. This is shown by the dialogue between Soma and Yoko in Study, although she doesn't intend to mention Alucard's real name. Julius Belmont was present, roaming the castle, but his amnesia and advanced age made it too risky for him to get involved in big conflicts.
Alucard knew that the power of the seal holding Dracula was wearing off. If someone with bad intentions, like Graham Jones, were to seize the opportunity and inherit that power, his father would return, reborn. Alucard then came up with a plan. He would find the person truly prophesied to inherit the Dark Lord's powers and summon him to the castle on the day of the solar eclipse. That person turned out to be Soma Cruz. Alucard helped him to discover his natural absorbing abilities in hope that Soma would use that power to collect the enemies' souls and the castle's energy essence, becoming someone as powerful as Dracula. A self-aware absorber could use that collected power to enter into where only Dracula could go: the Chaotic Realm, where the seal remained broken, having the chance to fix it by destroying the source.
After killing Graham Jones, Soma realized that he himself was the rebirth of Dracula, so Alucard ordered him to find and cut the flow of Chaos and suppress Dracula's spirit before it could take over his body completely, resealing the castle within the eclipse, bringing his friends to safety and ending the threat of Dracula's resurrection for the time being. Alucard first makes his appearance as Genya Arikado to Soma Cruz in 2036 upon their encounter, as he attempts to protect him from Celia Fortner, the leader of the cult devoted to recreating the Dark Lord. After Soma defeats the monsters that Celia summoned using the knife that Arikado throws to him and after absorbing their souls, he wonders why his "power of dominance" has returned. Arikado reveals that he has always had that power, it was just that he never had a need for it after he left Dracula's castle. After their discussion, Arikado tells Soma that he and his associates will handle Celia and asks him not to get involved.
Their next meeting is in the Demon Guest House, where Arikado angrily berates Soma for involving himself in this affair. However, he agrees to Soma's continued participation because he has already entered the castle. He asks Soma about what he has encountered so far and Soma reveals Celia's plan to slay him and replace him using the Dark Lord's candidates, Dmitrii Blinov and Dario Bossi. Arikado reveals his intention to look into the matter further and also gives Soma a letter from Mina, which contains a talisman that will protect Soma from evil energy. He then departs, in search of Celia. Arikado runs into the Garden of Madness to stop Soma from transforming into the Dark Lord after Celia killed "Mina". Due to the fact that Soma was wearing Mina's Talisman, he was able to break the transformation, much to Celia's chagrin. However, a black soul flew from Soma into the Doppelganger that was posing as the "Mina" that Celia slew. That Doppelganger became Dmitrii, who had been believed slain by Soma earlier in the game. Arikado realizes that Dmitrii has copied Soma's power of dominance and that it is the key to becoming the Dark Lord. As Arikado moves forward to confront Dmitrii, however, Dmitrii reveals that he knows Arikado's true identity as Alucard, son of Dracula (although he does not explicitly reveal this fact), and that he will kill Soma if Arikado comes forward. Dmitrii and Celia teleport away and Arikado reveals to Soma that there is a gateway to the origin of the dark energy the castle has been accessing: The Abyss underneath the castle, and this is where Dmitrii and Celia have fled.
However, in order to gain access to The Abyss, Arikado is forced to enlist the talents of Julius Belmont, who shatters the barrier dividing that area from the rest of the castle. Julius is reluctant to do so because it will drain his power and leave him unable to fight but Arikado says his power is the only way the barrier can be broken. As the barrier is broken, Arikado falls into the passageway and renews his pursuit of Dmitrii and Celia. Arikado is standing with Dmitrii in the final, massive room of The Abyss, apparently drained. He reveals to Soma that Dmitrii's sacrifice of Celia created a reversal of his powers and canceled his attempts to assault Dmitrii. As Dmitrii prepares for the showdown of his power of dominance against Soma's, he becomes engulfed in dark energy and Arikado realizes that since Dmitrii's soul is weaker than Soma's, he cannot retain full dominance of the souls of the monsters he gained dominance over. In his anger, Dmitrii blasts Arikado away with a spell before the creatures escape his body and converge to form the gargantuan Menace, who is Soma's final opponent.
Near the end, as numerous characters went to embrace Soma after his victory, Alucard stood alone, thinking that "If the world needs a Dark Lord, one will emerge, even if it's not Soma."
Artifacts, Items, Powers
• THE ALUCARD SWORD
(Press Photo to Zoom) The Alucard Sword is Alucard's family heirloom sword from his mother's side and also his weapon of choice. Other heirlooms include the Alucard Shield and Alucard Mail. This sword enables Alucard to warp behind an enemy and slash it in the back before returning to his original location..Alucard also can move and slash with sword in form of "Telekinesis" making sword to fight by itself.
• THE ALUCARD SHIELD
(Press Photo to Zoom) Alucard's beloved shield, keeps mysterious power inside and not only can protect Alucard from strong, power and magic attacks, it also enchant any weapon which Alucard use in combinations with his shield
• THE ALUCARD ARMOR
(Press Photo to Zoom) Alucard Mail is the armor Alucard is wearing at the beginning of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It gives him resistance to Fire, Ice and Thunder based attacks, also can channel Alucard inner power and energy to make him even more resistant to heavy attacks.
• THE ALUCARD POWERS
(Press Photo to Zoom) Alucard had special powers and was destined to be stronger than any human but not potentially as strong as his father. He have ability to transform in bat, wolf and even in mist! Also posses magic knowladge and share similar powers like his father Dracula, in form of soul steal, teleportation and fire balls.
Soul of Bat:
Soul of Wolf:
Soul of Mist:
Soul Steal (Health Regeneraion) & Teleportation, Fire Balls: