Farenheights Tepes, better known as Alucard, first appeared in the Castlevania
series in 1990's Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, but he is best
known for his appearance in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997).
His design in Symphony of the Night was created by Ayami Kojima.
the series, Alucard is the son of Dracula, the
titular antagonist of the Castlevania series. Due to his human mother,
Lisa, Alucard is a dhampir, a half-human, half-vampire. After
Lisa was killed, mistaken for a witch, Adrian grew up under the influence of his
father, whence he was taught in the dark arts and molded into a warrior who
would one day fight for the side of evil.
Adrian's existence did
not come without quirks, as the gentle, human side of his mother always seemed
to cloud his "better judgment", as Dracula would have put it. Before
his mother's death, Adrian was by her side. Even though he was enraged, she
insisted that he not take that anger out on the humans as their lives are
already full of hardship. With those thoughts forever implanted into his being,
his mind always wandered as he questioned his father's intentions. After
standing by for as long as he could, he broke away from his father's army and
disappeared. Understanding that Dracula was going to implore his wrath on the
people, Adrian would turn his efforts towards destroying his father's army,
hopefully encouraging him to reconsider. Furthermore, he chose to go under the
name "Alucard" - his father's branded name in reverse - to
represent that he stood for beliefs opposite those of his father.
Alucard's Castlevania Judgment storyline is as follows: In
the age of no Belmonts, Alucard witnesses Dracula rising and falling many times.
He begins to seek a way in which he could permanently destroy his father. When
the Vampire Killer whip is passed down to the Morris Clan, he creates the
Alucard Spear with the intention of it supporting the Vampire Killer whip, and
he bequeaths it to the Lecarde Clan (some speculate these are his descendants).
One day, many years
later, he enters the time rift. In it he faces the minions of Dracula, Carmilla
and Death. He then defeats his father,
proving that he had the power to defeat him even when he was at his full power. When
he returns to his normal place in time, he continues his quest to ultimately
defeat Dracula. He later hears about Nostradamus's prophecy that stated that
Dracula would rise in the year 1999. Alucard makes preparations for the ultimate
defeat of Dracula. He enlists the services of the priest of the Hakuba Shrine
and they perform a ritual that seals Dracula's Castle inside of a solar eclipse,
which separates him from the source of his power, thus breaking his cycle of
resurrection. Julius Belmont, the Belmont who returned, defeats Dracula one
final time and he is finished.
Alucard believed that
his task was finally completed. However, some time after that, he learns of
another prophecy which tells of the return of a reborn Dracula to the castle in
the year 2035. He then goes to work to prepare to counter this new threat and
infiltrates a secret Japanese government agency and started to use the alias of