Alucard is the son of Dracula in the Castlevania series and made his debut in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse back in 1989 on the NES as a playable character already. He looked a lot more like Dracula and a typical vampire than when he returned as the main protagonist of the awesome and high praised Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in 1997 on the Playstation (later Saturn).

His visual design was again changed when he returned with black hair in the handheld Castlevania’s Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow. He is not a playable character in the games and uses the name Genya Arikado there (lol).

In Castlevania Harmony of Despair and also Castlevania: Mirror of Fate he returned with an only slighty changed Castlevania SOTN look, in Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2 he seems to be a bit changed with a darker look. It is unclear so far if we will be able to play as him.

He had a slightly different look in the fighting game Castlevania Judgment in 2008 on the Nintendo Wii.

Alucard is quite a badass with a lot of unique abilities ranging from the typical vampire powers like transforming into a Bat or a Wulf and even Mist to be able to summon Familiars and having a lot of cool special powers like the Soul-Stealer. All in all a damn cool character and i hope he will be back in Castlevania V..if Konami will ever make that one. He returned at least as a part of the Castlevania series on Netflix in 2017. 

Alucard from the Castlevania Games: an Overview

Charactername: Alucard / genya Arikado   Developed /Created by Konami
Gameseries: Castlevania    First seen on: NES
First Game:  Castlevania 3   Year first seen in: 1989
Last Game:  Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2   Birthplace: ?
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Protagonist   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  Mostly Sword Type Weapons
Additional Tags: Vampires in Video Games   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:

 Dracula (Father)

Trevor Belmont (Ally)

Grant Danasty (Ally)

Sypha Belnades (Ally)

Maria Renard (Love Interest?)

  See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Alucard from Castlevania:

Alucard Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (2014)

Alucard Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2 Artwork

Castlevania: LOS 2 (2014)

Alucard Pachislot Castlevania 3 Wallpaper

Pachislot Akumajo Dracula III (2012)

Alucard Pachislot Castlevania 3

Pachislot Akumajo Dracula III


Alucard Harmony of Despair

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair


Alucard Castlevania Judgment Render Art

Castlevania Judgment


Alucard Aria of Sorrow Art

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow


Alucard Castlevanoa SOTN Portrait Art

Alucard Portrait

Alucard Transformations Artwork

Alucards Transformations

Alucard Castlevanoa SOTN  Fireballs

Alucard casts Hellfire

Alucard SOTN Artwork

Full Body

Alucard Castlevania Symphony of the Night Art

Alucard SOTN Wounded

Alucard SOTN Illustration

Alucard Castlevania SOTN

Castlevania Symphony of the Night Art

All from Castlevania Symphony of the Dark (1997)

Alucard Castlevania 3 Alucard Castlevania 3 Manual Art

Alucard in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1989)



Alucard Castlevania Judgment Concept Art Alucard Castlevania Judgment Concept Art 2 Animated_Dracula's_Curse_Alucard Alucard Aria of Sorrow Sketch

Concept Artworks / Sketches of Alucard in Castlevania Judgment, also Alucard from the cancelled Dracula’s Curse Movie Concept and a sketch of Genya Arikado (Alucard) from Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow


 Alucard in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Castlevania Tribute - Alucard Lords of Shadow 2

Alucard is a part of our Castlevania Series Art Tribute from 2013 and was drawn in his Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 look for it.

We might continue the Castlevania Tribute in 2015 which could include more artworks about Alucard of course.


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Alucard

Alucard from SOTN by Ghostfire

Alucard 2014 by Tixielix alucard_transformations by_tixielix

Alucard in his Castlevania SOTN Design by Tixielix


Alucard Castlevania SOTN Fan Art by_erikvonlehmann


by Erik Von Lehmann

Alucard Castlevania by_greenstranger


by GreenStranger

Alucard Castlevania III Art by_ratkins

Alucard CV III

by Robert Atkins

Alucard Sprite Art

Alucard Sprite

by Lilliphus

Alucard from Castlevania Game Art

Alucard from SOTN

by Conzitool

Alucard Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Portrait Art

Alucard from LOS2

by Fallen-Eye


Additions and Updates in Alucard’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview:

10.09.2017 – New Alucard SOTN Fan Art by Ghostfire added