My Dracula origin story in relation to Castlevania Nov 4, 2005 3:59:19 GMT -5
Post by Reno on Nov 4, 2005 3:59:19 GMT -5
adlai said:What truly bothers me is the reason why he kicked out CVLegends. He did not remove the game for the reasons Ive shown you, which included the historical inaccuracies or the fact that Drac and belmonts would be related, rather he kicked out CVLegends because he felt that that a female warrior was unrealistic and didnt think she should of been the first belmont. I cannot believe such logic and I find it very offensive.
I hate to nitpick, especially given that I agree with the spriit of your argument. However, at the time in history this story would have taken place, a female warrior was unrealistic. If that statement was made intending to say "I don't feel that there would realistically have been a woman fighting at this time," then that's actually fairly sensible. If, however, he was trying to say "I don't believe women should be warriors," then yes, that is bigoted and obviously out of touch with modern thinking.
That aside, I fail to see why its being unrealistic should be a problem. Vampires aren't real either. And they sure as hell don't shoot fireballs at you, or turn into the vast array of strange things Dracula has been over the many Castlevania games when you fight him. My point is, Castlevania (and video games in general, for that matter) is not big on realism, so his point, while perhaps true, really does not persuade as a good reason to declare the game non-canon.
Anyway, I think it's great that you're interested enough to create your own story, and I suggest that you read the Diaries of the Family Dracul trilogy written by Jeanne Kalogridis to get more Dracula. Kalogridis did a hefty amount of research for her books, including looking through Bram Stoker's own notes and tracing the Tepes family tree out for several generations after Vlad the Impaler. And on top of all that, they're a hell of a good read.