The pedigree of Belmont’s offers up almost an infinite number of potential spin-off series for Netflix’s Castlevania series.
Following the launch of Nocturne, the streaming giant is primed to fund more Castlevania spin-off series thanks to the Belmont family’s extended family tree – but their lineage goes back so far that and who could appear next?
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Castlevania’s extensive Belmont family tree leads to potential for a spin-off film
Netflix’s newest animated series, Castlevania: Nocturne, tells the story of Richter Belmont; Great grandson (times ten) of Trevor and Sypha, two main characters from the main Castlevania show.
Both the original show and Nocturne are based on Konami’s iconic video game series – with so many different installments of the franchise, there are plenty of Belmont characters available for multiple sequels, prequel and future spin-off.
The Belmont family tree can be divided into the following characters, each of whom are said to have enough background content for their own Castlevania spin-off series:
Leon Belmont – 1072: A knight from the 11th century and the main character of Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003). A potential spin-off series revolving around Leon would take the fight back in time, before the lives of Trevor and Sypha, with the first named member of the Belmont clan and the first official ‘vampire hunter’ first in the series.
Christopher Belmont – 1576: A vampire hunter from the 16th century and the protagonist of the first two Castlevania games on Game Boy: The Adventure (1989) and Belmont’s Revenge (1991).
Soleil Belmont – 1591: A vampire hunter from the 16th century, the main character in Castlevania: The Adventure (1989) and later the antagonist in Belmont’s Revenge (1991). A spin-off starring both Christopher and Soleil Belmont is said to have the most ’emotional weight’ of any other story in the series, with the father-son duo having to fight each other after the return of Dracula.
Desmond, Zoe and Dolores Belmont – 1600s: A trio of Belmont vampire hunters from the early 17th century appear in Order of Shadows (2007). Here, Castlevania could follow a family path with Desmond and his two sisters working together to fight the next wave of vampire hordes.
Simon Belmont – 1691: A vampire hunter from the late 17th century who is the main character of the original Castlevania video game from 1986 and one of the game’s best-featured characters in the series. An interesting story for a Simon spinoff would be a combination of the various storylines the character is a part of, from the main series to his numerous cameo appearances in later titles.
Juste Belmont – 1730: A vampire hunter from the 18th century and our top choice for the next Castlevania spin-off, who was the main protagonist in Harmony of Dissonance (2002). What sets Juste apart from the rest is the fact that he is considered one of the most powerful Belmonts to ever live.
Quincy and John Morris – 1897: Two vampire hunters from the American branch of the Belmont family, who appeared in Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994). This spin-off will be the franchise’s first US-based show, having taken place in Europe during the previous two seasons.
Jonathan Morris – 1944: A Vampire Hunter from the 20th century and the son of the aforementioned John Morris, who first appeared in Portrait of Rui (2006). Set during World War II, this potential spin-off would bring Castlevania into the modern era.
Julius Belmont – 2035: A vampire hunter from the 21st century and a main character in Aria of Sorrow (2003) and Dawn of Sorrow (2005), this spin-off will likely be the final chapter in the above adventure Castlevania television series because he was the character who ultimately killed Dracula.
Overall, there are plenty of incredible Belmonts waiting for their chance to shine – which characters would you like to see see the next Castlevania spin-off?
Castlevania: Nocturne is streaming on Netflix.