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Re: Shower Thoughts: Castlevania Edition
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2018, 05:30:45 PM »
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The later "Metroidvania" heroes may have had more special attacks and magical trick, but the earlier heroes like Simon and Trevor were better at traversing the castle.  They didn't need to go find new techniques and alternate passages, they'd just kick down the door and keep going.

You mean like this?  ;D

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Re: Shower Thoughts: Castlevania Edition
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2018, 08:29:12 PM »
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Re: Shower Thoughts: Castlevania Edition
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2018, 04:33:26 AM »
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After talking with PlotTwist, I think it'd be cool if one of the priests who heal Simon in Castlevania 2 turned out to be one of Grant's descendants.

Maybe they can allude to that in the epilogue of the Netflix series.
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Re: Shower Thoughts: Castlevania Edition
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2018, 07:41:12 AM »
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Here's a good one:

Did anyone else involved in the battle of 1999 ever bothered to search of Julius afterwards? And if so, why did no one manage to find him for 36 years?

I suppose the easiest answer is because everyone thought he was dead, so they didn't bother looking. 

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Re: Shower Thoughts: Castlevania Edition
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2018, 10:25:22 AM »
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In a modern-day world with digital information at one's fingertips I seriously doubt Julius could not be found unless he was purposely hidden away. Maybe by the organization Alucard works for, or by the church Yoko is in affiliated with.
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Re: Shower Thoughts: Castlevania Edition
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2018, 01:53:30 PM »
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Here's a good one:

Did anyone else involved in the battle of 1999 ever bothered to search of Julius afterwards? And if so, why did no one manage to find him for 36 years?

I suppose the easiest answer is because everyone thought he was dead, so they didn't bother looking. 

In a modern-day world with digital information at one's fingertips I seriously doubt Julius could not be found unless he was purposely hidden away. Maybe by the organization Alucard works for, or by the church Yoko is in affiliated with.

Honestly, I'm on Nagumo's side with this. I think that it's not really all that complicated. Hell, it could even be some combination of both: the people looking for him completely missed him because they were too doggedly chasing down a conspiracy theory that he was being actively hidden and kind of missed the forest for the trees as a result.

Julius lost his memory, and it's implied that it was a pretty total loss prior to Aria of Sorrow: dude legit had no idea who he was until he was summoned to Dracula's Castle, which begins the process of his recovery.

If the memory loss resulted in a total loss of his own sense of identity, he wouldn't much behave like the Julius anybody had known. This can manifest in a different appearance too -- his sense of grooming may have changed (at least at first), his style of dress, personal mannerisms, his mode of speech -- these are all things total or near total amnesia can significantly alter because like everything else about us, they are heavily tied to our life experiences. Wiping those experiences out "resets the board", and J and Julius Belmont would very likely have been incredibly different people as a result; it's most likely that the reason J resembles Julius more by the time Soma meets him is because smaller, less obvious memories had already begun to return: that influence from his proximity to the whip and the Castle itself was already being felt.

If Julius really had lost most of his memory, it's entirely possible that someone who knew him in 1999 could have walked right past him on the sidewalk in 2029 and not recognized him at all. Just think of how much trouble we can have recognizing old friends we haven't seen in five or more years who do remember who they are and exaggerate that over a longer span with someone who doesn't even remember how to act like themselves and you'll start to see the issue at hand.

With amnesia in play, anyone looking for Julius Belmont (especially Julius Belmont himself) was going to face one hell of an uphill battle before they found him.

I am not surprised in the slightest that he hadn't shown up on anybody's radar prior to Aria.
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