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Castlevania Season 3 Review: The World Can Be A Cruel Place.

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With Dracula dead, the Castlevania season 3 kicks off with its characters searching for a new purpose. And this trend splits the new season into four incredible stories, with one common lesson, “We live in a cruel and unforgiving world.”

Trevor and Sypha 

Trevor and Sypha (Castlevania Season 3)

At the end of last season, Trevor, and Sypha left Alucard to go find new adventures. And after deposing a band of demons, their quest brings them to the strange town of Lindenfeld. 

In Lindenfeld we’re introduced to two new characters. First, we meet Saint Germain, who is a scribe and magician. And then we’re introduced to the strict town leader of Lindenfeld known as “The Judge.”

However, at the center of mysterious activities in Lindenfeld, are the town’s Monks, who after encountering a night creature, now worship Dracula and have barred entry into the local monastery.

Concerned, The Judge asks Trevor and Sypha to investigate The Monks and their leader, Sala. However, it’s thanks to Saint Germain’s espionage skills that we learn The Monk’s plan to revive Dracula and his wife using a portal called The Infinite Corridor.

Trevor, Sypha and The Judge ( Castlevania Season 3)

This all leads to an epic confrontation between The Monks and The Judge’s Men.

And while Sypha and Trevor stylishly killed the Hell Spawn that emerged, Saint Germain closed The infinite corridor and stopped Dracula’s revival.

But just before Saint Germain closes the Infinite Corridor, we see Dracula and his wife reach for the portal. Implying that it is possible for them to leave Hell and that someone else might try again in later seasons.

After closing the portal and defeating the Monks, Trevor and Sypha find The Judge bleeding to death. And as he lay dying, The Judge begs Sypha to burn down his house with everything inside.
But when Trevor inspects the house, he discovers that the Judge had been murdering the children Lindenfeld.

With their faith in Humanity lost, Trevor and Sypha leave Lindenfeld enraged, promising to never return.

Alucard

Alucard (Castlevania Season 3)

With both of his parents dead, and his only friends gone, Alucard falls into a deep depression similar to his father.  

However, Alucard soon meets two vampire hunters, Zumi and Takka, who plead with him to teach them how to fight vampires. And at that moment, Alucard believes that he has found his new purpose. To pass on all his knowledge, along with that of Dracula and the Belmont family to another generation. 

Alucard teaching Takka (Castlevania Season 3)

Throughout the rest of Castlevania Season 3, Alucard trains Takka and Zumi in the proper hand to hand combat and fighting tactics. However, things take a turn for the worst when Taka and Sumi trick and capture Alucard, believing him to be just as cruel as every other vampire.

Alucard

But before the twin vampire hunters can end him, Alucard kills them both and uses their Corpses to discourage anyone from approaching his castle.

And so Alucard ends up on the same path as his father, Dracula.

Isaac

Isaac

Out of the four-story arcs this season, Isaac’s story was by far the most interesting. 

Ever since his introduction in season two, I have really enjoyed his character. He is a principled man who possesses both the power and skill to achieve his goals. And while he is can be ruthless, he is not without mercy.

Harboring a deep hatred for humanity, Isaac wanted only two things at the beginning of Castlevania Season 3, to get revenge on those betrayed Dracula, and to end humanity. And considering how most people treat Isaac, I can’t blame him.

But while on his quest for revenge, Isaac meets a ship captain who explains that while ending humanity will stop human cruelty, it also means ending human kindness. And this realization creates a doubt within Isaac, who had until this point, destroyed every city that refused to let him and his minions pass.

However, while trying to decide whether humanity is worth sparing, Isaac finds a town made up entirely of mind-controlled slaves. And after killing the wizard behind the enchantment, Isaac prepares for war against those who betrayed Dracula.

Carmilla, The Council of Sisters And Hector.

Carmilla and The Council of Sisters

After their failed attempt to overthrow Dracula, Carmilla takes Hector prisoner and brings him to her castle in Styria. In Styria, we meet Carmila’s sisters, Lenore, Morana, and Striga. And together with Carmilla, they form The Council of Sisters and ruler over Styria.

With Dracula gone, Carmilla plans to expand her territory and then place a massive border around it. This way the human families within this region will serve as an endless supply of blood for her and her sisters.

However, the plan comes with a major flaw. 

In other to expand her territory Carmilla will need an army, but to get the army she wants, Carmilla needs Hector to forge her night creatures who will bolster her forces.

Worst of all, whenever Hector forges a night creature, they are loyal to him and only follow his orders. And after beating him to a pulp and throwing him into a dungeon, Hector has no intention of helping Carmilla.

Enter Lenore. 

Lenore

The red-haired vampire takes a liking to Hector and tries to make his stay in Styria more pleasant.

Over the course of season three, she changes Hector’s cell and then brings him books and proper meals. And in time, she and Hector develop feelings for each other.

However, while making love, Lenore makes Hector swear his loyalty to her and then slips on a slave-ring on his finger, turning him into her pet.
This way, Hector can never betray or disobey Lenore. And whenever he forges a night creature, the creature automatically becomes loyal to Lenore and her sisters.

Verdict

Castlevania Season 3's rating

While Castlevania season 3 is not as good its first two seasons, it succeeds at setting up the world for the fourth season.

However, what’s ironic about season 3, is how every character starts the season hoping for a better outcome than last season. But by the season finale, most of them end up in a worse situation than before.

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