Was the first post deleted by a mod or something? I thought it would be interesting to talk about the real vlad. qq.
Anyway I'm not a history buff, nor am I Romanian. however I do know that your general every day Romanian think of him as something of great man. Apparently he had corrupt vassels that were really only kept in line by his dominating presence and/or charisma, and Romanians think he protected them from the Ottoman empire, whom after Vlad, succeeded in enslaving Romania. Then after they were finally free, they ended up getting a communist Tyrant, and they finally overthrew him, and now they are still stuck in bad sorts due to the European Union seemingly making it really hard for poor countries to prosper (like Greece for example).
Poor Romania can't catch a break. Vlad on the other hand, is probably their only historical great figure that actually benefited them. Though his reputation is terrible, as far as I know, he never actually invaded anyone or conquered anyone, so... Was he actually a bad guy? History is written by the winners, and Romania hasn't won anything for a very long time.
Post by 1st Grandmaster, Warlord Ikai. on Jun 2, 2018 7:30:42 GMT -6
Vlad Tepes is a celebrated hero in Romania. Harsh ruler, but he had to be, unless his homeland and the entire Europe would be undone by Ottoman savages. Belonged to a European Knighthood Order, "The Order of the Dragon", found by emperor Sigismund; a European alliance and warfront, against the Turks.
He fought like a strategic mastermind, with guerrilla and terror tactics, overpowering vast armies against impossible odds. Instead of gratitude, or even aid however, his very own allies, the europeans, sold him off to the Turks, at the end of his short reign and used/influenced his own brother, Radu, to overthrow him, as well as corrupt and displeased local nobles (whom he used to "cull" regularly).
He was a just monarch, during the reign of which, all crimes were severely punished and people stayed off illegal activities, out of fear and respect (legend of the golden cup, etc). A real patriot, war hero, social reformist and ultimately, victim to the very same people he tried to protect. Honestly, europe today hasn't changed much; on the contrary, it brings in the enemies all by itself. And today we don't have war heroes, or patriots, only cowards, sell-outs and turn-coats, alas.
He inspired Bram Stocker for that book, countless movies, as well as part of the lore of the pen and paper game, Vampire the Masquerade (in the latter, he is a Tzimisce elder). Today in the occult scene, even "Order of the Dragon" exists, but it has nothing to do with the Knightly Order of old, disbanded eons ago. Maybe relative with "Ordo Draconis" or "novus Ordo Draconis" or "Ordo Draconis et etri Adamantis".
P.S. His corpse was never found. Mostly, this mishap is the beginning of the superstition and fairy tales... That and, always remember to consult an occultist, whenever "villains" are involved. Figures like Rasputin, Vlad Dracula, Gilles de Rais and others, didn't have a dark side only and history should remember them for many more things, other than those widely available to the modern public.
LeoLeWolferoux: I'd be happy with Alucard as well. Besides, this essentially opens the door, anyway
Aug 8, 2018 19:21:24 GMT -6
RichterB: So now that the Simon, Ice Climbers, and Ridley E3 rumors for Smash are true, and RE2 Remake is real...the other E3 rumor connected to those was about a new Castlevania game project in development. I'm intrigued!
Aug 8, 2018 21:36:25 GMT -6
Bardic Knowledge: I think it would be cool if the Belmonts' Amiibos had functionality with Bloodstained.
Aug 9, 2018 10:21:02 GMT -6
Enkeria Gin: Bloodstained does not belong in Smash. There I said it.
Aug 9, 2018 12:11:57 GMT -6
Brainiac: But what about Smash (amiibos) in Bloodstained?
Aug 9, 2018 13:54:52 GMT -6
Brainiac: And if Miriam and co. get as popular as Shovel Knight, she might at least make Assist Trophy status.
Aug 9, 2018 13:55:31 GMT -6
Yän: Wow that's amazing... I need a switch
Aug 9, 2018 19:48:47 GMT -6
Yän: I just noticed that noisycroak made the smash ultimate main theme. Pretty cool!
Aug 9, 2018 19:50:04 GMT -6
Saint Germain: I am late but simon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 11, 2018 15:43:20 GMT -6
Bardic Knowledge: I'm more interested in playing as Richter. But that's partly because Symphony of the Night was my first Castlevania.
Aug 12, 2018 11:32:54 GMT -6
Yän: You're not alone. Richter as a character just has more appeal to me.
Aug 12, 2018 12:51:05 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I started with NES too and I still like Richter way more. Simon probably isn't even top 5 haha
Aug 12, 2018 14:36:09 GMT -6
Scuttlest: Based on my limited Castlevania experience (Portrait of Ruin, Order of Ecclesia, Rondo X PSP remake, and Symphony of The Night) Richter is the Belmont I'm most familiar with, so I'm game with his inclusion.
Aug 12, 2018 15:53:58 GMT -6
MorningSun: Simon is iconic for being in the first game, and in many that came after, however, because he is the first one, he's a bit more basic as a character compared to later ones (I still like him too, but Richter is really cool).
Aug 12, 2018 18:21:52 GMT -6
MorningSun: Oh, also, I am quite happy about the amount of Castlevania music in Smash right now, to say the least. The series has so much good music it's not surprising that they just decided to go crazy with it. haha
Aug 12, 2018 18:23:57 GMT -6
MorningSun: (Even Go! Getsu Fuuma, which is not even originally from Castlevania! And I really like that game, so I always enjoy when anything from that game is referenced anywhere really).
Aug 12, 2018 18:24:59 GMT -6
gunlord500: That game has a great OST
Aug 13, 2018 1:07:33 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I was surprised Fuuma was on there myself, especially funny considering it made it over other potential CV classics lol. I think Konami OGs really like/respect that game. It's interesting also how Noisycroak did the game's main theme, as Yan pointed out
Aug 13, 2018 7:39:15 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Some Konami/Bloodstained DNA in there
Aug 13, 2018 7:39:29 GMT -6