Is Alucard Really in Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2?
Is that really Alucard in the Lords of Shadow 2 Trailer? I don't really think so. I think its Hector.
Is Alucard Really in Lords of Shadow 2? After watching Lords of Shadow 2's Debut Trailer for the game my knee-jerk reaction to the white haired sword wielding character at the end was the same as everyone else'. 'HOLY SHIT IT'S ALUCARD!' But, on second thought, was that REALLY him?
After looking back back and thinking about it some more, I really don't think it is. I'm pretty sure that the white haired character in the trailer is actually Hector... due to him summoning the Giant Clockwork Golem. One of his main abilities was summoning monsters like Golems as familiars to fight for him. Hector was originally a Devil Forge Master & one of Dracula's most trusted Generals. However he, he became fed up with killing and deserted, betraying Dracula. However the Clockwork Golem isn't the only similarity. There are others.
Compare the portraits & note the similarities:
If you look closely you will see that he has the same Bracer/gauntlet on the same arm. Also barely visible is the same or similar dragon wing pattern on his overcoat's chest. Also if you look at the reflection in the sword you can see his eye's. They are Blue Green like Hectors
One other problem with the Alucard theory is this. That would make Trevor Alucard, as Trevor is Gabriel/Draculas's only son, in the Lords of Shadow Continuity. However Trevor is ALREADY confirmed, in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, as being human. He is NOT half vampire like Alucard is. He was conceived and birthed in secret before Gabriel was turned. This all happened without Gabriel's knowledge and was kept secret from him by The Brotherhood, presumably while he away on a mission. It is for these reasons that I believe that it is NOT Alucard in the trailer but actually Hector instead.
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Actually no he isn't. Gabriel is Dracula that much is already confirmed, has been since the first game. Trevor is Alucard... which is what has been shown in the trailers for Mirror of Fate. Alucard = White Haired Gray Skinned Trevor. This blog is WAAAAAY out of date. Alucard is basically Trevor being transformed in some manner by either the Mirror of Fate or Gabriel/Dracula. Mirror of Fate Takes place during NUMBEROUS Time periods. It also stars 4 Characters, Trevor, his son Simon, Alucard, the last is still unknown but would presumably be Gabriel/Dracula
You guys realize that Alucard is Dracula right? It is not possible for Dracula to give birth to Alucard sense they are the same person, one of the past and one the future.
this is way out of date. Its already confirmed that that is Alucard. Also it looks like Mirror of Fate is going to end up showing how Trevor became Alucard.
Now isn't it very possible that since Trevor was hidden from Gabriel. If Gabriel after he becomes dracula has Alucard not knowing about trevor, thus making trevor still the first belmont to defeat Dracula and making Alucard the first and only son of Dracula not Gabriel. Even though Drac and Gabe are the same people the game could set it up as since their different alias' Alucard would be considered the first true son of Dracula
same here thats why i said that Trevor was born BEFORE he was transformed... and that HE was the true progenitor of the Belmont Bloodline. That is also part of why I don't believe it is Alucard in the the trailer.
Yeah. I know who Alucard is. You didn't need to go into those details. I just can't imagine Dracul having another bride or mistress after Gabriel loses his humanity. It seems out of character, to play the entirety of the first LoS to free Marie from Limbo and open the doors to Heaven, only find out Gabriel discarded his old fashioned, passionate love for his dead wife and settled for another woman. It feels wrong to me. The only reasonable conclusion is an unknown child born of Marie that continued the bloodline of Belmont throughout the ages, but even that is uncertain. I'd think Gabriel would be in the loop if Marie had a kid.
For Gabriel to have a son, I can believe; but for Dracul to have a son after everything he went through in the first game, it's unsettling. If anything, the next in line should be calling himself "Dracula" (the son of the dragon), because Gabriel refers to himself as "Dracul". Therefore, the proper name of Alucard would be given to Dracul's grandson. Gabriel's grandson.
actually... if he is a Belmont, he is a Direct Decedent of Dracula by the very virtue of Drac being the first Belmont & his son Trevor being the progenitor of the family. And While I understand that its a different universe with different characters, said characters still remain analogous to those they are based off of. Having a character who isn't the related to or the son of Dracula defeats the the entire purpose of Calling the character Alucard. Being "Dracula's son" is core/defining concept of Alucard no matter who or what he really is, ever since the original "Son of Dracula" move where Alucard was actually Dracula Masquerading as "the one of dracula" Even if he isn't Dampyre and is Trevor instead of Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes.
In castlevania lore/and Alucard is just a symbolic Alias Adrian uses to make who and what he is instantly recognizable. Its an inversion of the Dracula's name implying that he is related to but is diametrically opposed to/the opposite of of Dracula, thanks to Japanese symbolism. In Japanese symbolism an inversion of the name implies a relation to as well as an inversion of the character. The Dampire part's importance is debatable, though.
To answer the question, it's kinda yes and no. Lemme explain...
The Alucard everyone's referring to, the one from SotN, is not in Lords of Shadow 2. This is the same reason why Cornell from Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness isn't in the first LoS, although a werewolf of the same name did exist, they were two completely different characters. Taking this same principle to Alucard, if he did exist in LoS, he cannot remain as a descendant of Dracula, because if there was a relation, he'd also be a Belmont. While this may not necessarily be a dynamic change, if you think about his SotN origin, it's a huge deal considering that in SotN Alucard was one of the first non-Belmont playable characters, making his arsenal more varied due to the lack of the Vampire Killer.
So, to summarize: In the Lords of Shadow universe, Alucard will be of the Belmont clan, not a direct ancestor born of Dracul. A distant relative of Gabriel, maybe, but nothing close to the father/son connection from SotN. It may look like him, but it needs to be understood that they are two completely different characters.
Also: Seriously? Hector? What about Juste Belmont from Harmony of Dissonance?
Hm... I can see where you're coming from with this, and it's not like Konami is any stranger to Teasing the fans with the trailers :/ Still, we'll just have to wait and see. Chances are it's not, and they're just cashing in on the look.