is a female vampire who takes many shapes and forms, and is a servant of Dracula.
Her name is a reference
to the title character of the 1872 gothic horror novel Carmilla. She appears
as an antagonist in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Dracula X
Chi no Rondo, and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. She is a
devoted worshiper of chaos and Dracula. In 1830, she successfully resurrects
Dracula in her Austrian castle, although he hasn't regained his full power.
To restore it, they plan to sacrifice the vampire hunter Morris Baldwin,
father to Hugh Baldwin and mentor to Nathan Graves, during a lunar eclipse
of the full moon. As Nathan begins making headway in the effort to rescue
his master, Carmilla brainwashes Hugh to do her bidding and challenges
Nathan to a battle in the Underground Waterway. Although she dies, Carmilla
relishes the fact that the rite to restore Dracula's power is nearly finished.
Carmilla's appearances and names have differed. In Simon's Quest, Carmilla
was first known as Vampira. Her appearance was interpreted as a mask that
leaked tears of blood. Until the release of Rondo of Blood, Carmilla and
her mask were available in the game as a boss. This was the first time
in the series she was referenced by the name.
In Rondo of Blood, Carmilla has blue-haired companion called Laura. Laura
was a character from the original novel, Carmilla. She is referred to in
Portrait of Ruin as "Carmilla's eternal servant".