Not the new ones though. My tolerance for Castlevania games goes from the IGA/Kojima/Yamane era and reaches Judgment, but I can't take Lords of Shadow. Now, don't flame, I know it's even a different timeline and all, and this series isn't even really made by Konami.... Though I think that's what pisses me off when it comes to calling it a Castlevania game. It may be a Castlevania inspired game, but it's not the same thing. It only borrows some names and gameplay elements from the original series, c'mon.
Anyway, I don't always like talking about things I don't like. Let's talk about what I do like.
Leon, Trevor, Simon, Juste, Richter. The Greatest Five *-* ("Warriors revive!" xD) And Julius. I love them all (including Julius xD Ayami Kojima really knows how to draw some bishies - even Rinaldo in LoI seems to have been a very handsome lad in his young years...).
So, when I'm into a fandom again, I usually go to the respective wiki and read characters' articles there, to end my thirst understanding things about games I didn't play, or the ones I played too long ago, and to hunt for inspiration, until I run out of interesting subjects to read about xD With Cva it hasn't been different, but on one of my trips there, on the wiki
, I also learned of the existence of a certain "fan wiki
" (don't mind the randomness on the first page), which contains mainly fanwork for the series. Though it seems to be a very lonely website, and very poor on actual content, there are
some interesting stuffs in there. I even came across some interesting fanwork, though the fanarts do leave you wishing (the ones in there are not very good - I still think the japanese fandom for Cva is the most fortunate when it comes to fanart), there are some interesting fanfiction in there.
After reading said fanfics, and reading some (rare) articles in there concerning fanon ideas, I ran into the infamous "Castlevania Fanon Wiki"
. That sounded interesting, and I don't remember what drew my attention to Sonia Belmont's article
there. It contained some possibilities to make Sonia 'includable' in the main/canon timeline, and I agreed with most of it. How she, being a woman, had a son bear her surname and give continuity to the Belmont
bloodline, and other points about she and her grandfather. Even an interesting theory about how Mathias and Dracula are indeed the same person in Castlevania, how he killed Vlad Tepes and took on his identity, which sounded, particularly, very plausible to me, since there are so many different opinions in the fandom regarding Mathias' legitimacy as Dracula.
With that, the wiki sounded reliable enough to me, after all, fanon is a general idea or speculation on a series that most fans take as possible and/or convincing enough to take as canon or to end discussions, so I kept on reading. As I reached the end of Sonia's article, though, I wasn't sure anymore if I still could rely on it. I mean, the writer put Trevor Belmont as being 10 years old in 1666, which is totally off, since Sonia was 17 in Legends
, in 1450, so she couldn't possibly have had a son in the 'time rift' she was put on the cancelled Castlevania: Ressurrection
, or whatever. What I wrote here doesn't even make sense. Anyway, I belive you got my point.
Which concludes: that's not fanon. It seems like someone simply came writing craziness on their own view on a parallel Castlevania-ish realm they invented, probably for those 218764357645 chapters long fanfictions you can easily find around.
But then I thought it would be unfair to go judging the entire wiki just because I thought one article was weird. So I read other articles.
To find a freaking load of Belmont OCs in there, including one named Sala Belmont, that featured in the artwork box an official artwork of Hector was just disappointing.
And after reading Simon's article
there, I just wouldn't believe it. Please see it for yourself, that's just not fanon. That's totally wrong information, and certainly not speculation either.
'Honestly people, get your facts straight' was the first thing that crossed my mind upon reading this Fanon Wiki. And I just had to get that out of myself in here.
Well, and yet again I am fangirling over Castlevania...