- 1 How Leon Belmont joined the Tourney
- 2 Character Select Screen Animation
- 3 Special Moves
- 4 Victory Animations
- 5 On-Screen Appearance
- 6 Trivia
How Leon Belmont joined the Tourney
Leon Belmont (レオン・ベルモンド, Reon Berumondo, Leon Belmondo) was a baron in 11th-century Europe up to the events of Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. He lost both parents at a very young age, and was knighted at the age of 16. When his love interest Sara Trantoul is kidnapped by the vampire Walter Bernhard he enters the castle grounds unarmed, but is given a whip that is blessed with the power of alchemy by the old man Rinaldo Gandolfi, who lives on the grounds. Rinaldo also enchants Leon's left gauntlet with the power to absorb magical attacks. Using the whip and his magic gauntlet, he enters the castle hoping to rescue his fiancée.
Within the castle, Leon fights five guardians: Medusa, a Succubus, a Golem, the vampire Joachim Armster (Walter Bernhard's former ally), and an undead parasite. He gets a magical orb from each of them that unlocks the way to Walter's lair. When he gets past the initial barrier, Walter is there with Sara, who appears to be in some sort of trance. Walter returns Sara to Leon, who finds out that Sara has been tainted and will soon become a vampire. In an act of self-sacrifice, Sara offers her soul to Leon in a ritual that will make Rinaldo's magic whip deadly to vampires and thus allow Leon to defeat Walter. This is where the whip officially becomes "Vampire Killer." Leon, armed with the powerful whip, Rinaldo's grief, and his anger for Sara's death, defeats Walter. However, Walter's death was in actuality orchestrated by Leon's friend Mathias Cronqvist to get Walter's Soul, and absorb its powers to become a powerful vampire through the Crimson Stone, (an artifact that allowed a person to steal a Vampire's soul and make their power theirs, at the price of becoming a vampire themselves) and Vampire Killer can now sense his having abandoned Humanity. He offers Leon eternal life, which Leon refuses, saying that eternal life would be empty without Sara. Mathias then sends his servant Death after Leon, who is defeated by him and gives him a message to pass on to Mathias. Leon swears that his clan and the whip he now carries will destroy Mathias one day, and from that day onward the Belmont clan would hunt the night. Mathias would later be known as Dracula.
Character Select Screen Animation
Leon holds his hand to the Vampire Killer.
After the announcer calls his name
Leon lashes the Vampire Killer whip forward as the camera zooms saying "So I will need to defeat them first."
Force Cannon (Neutral)
Leon Belmont fires a knife imbued with magical energies at the opponent.
Double Axes (Side)
Leon Belmont sends two axes flying towards the opponent.
Whip Spiral (Up)
Leon Belmont spins his whip around himself, then jumps into the air spinning the whip three times.
Leon Belmont sets up a crystal in midair. After a few seconds, the crystal detonates to damage the opponent.
Judgment (Hyper Smash)
Leon Belmont makes crystalline lights rain down on the field blasting opponents.
Six Saints (Final Smash)
Leon Belmont summons six crosses that fire purple laser beams. After 25 lasers, the crosses dissipate.
- Leon cracks the Vampire Killer whip and says "From this day on, the Belmont Clan will hunt the night!" and closes a hand in a fist.
- Leon Belmont does four diagonal whip lashes and says "Have I made you proud, Sara?"
- Leon Belmont does a punch then swings his whipe around himself saying "Those you bring night must beware the Vampire Killer!"
Leon Belmont walks through a steel door and says "I'll kill you AND THE NIGHT!"
- Leon Belmont's rival is Strife Astlar Grandall, the ruler of Grandall and the main villain of Chronicles of the Sword.