Richter Belmont

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Richter Belmont
Richter Belmont SSBU.png
Species Human
First appearance Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993, Castlevania series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (2019, Castlevania series)
Latest portrayal David Vincent (English, 2007–present)
Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese, 1997-present)
“Begone! You don't belong in this world, monster!”
Richter Belmont, "Vampire Killer" trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Richter Belmont is a vampire hunter from the Castlevania series of games, and the descendant of Simon Belmont, who debuted as the main protagonist of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Richter faces the resurrected Dracula in the year 1792, storming Castlevania after the town of Aljiba was burned by Dracula's forces and innocent maidens were kidnapped, including Richter's girlfriend. He is a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Castlevania Symbol.png
Super Smash Bros. character
Richter
Richter Belmont SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Axe
Side:  Cross
Up:  Uppercut
Down:  Holy Water
Final Smash:  Grand Cross
Battle entrance
Richter appears from a flash of light while swinging his whip.
SmashWiki article: Richter (SSBU)

Richter makes his Super Smash Bros. debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a third-party character. He appears alongside fellow Konami characters Solid Snake and Simon Belmont, Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog, Bayonetta, and Joker, Capcom's Mega Man, Ryu, and Ken Masters, Bandai Namco's Pac-Man, Square Enix's Cloud Strife and Hero, Microsoft's Banjo & Kazooie, and SNK's Terry Bogard. He and Simon were confirmed to be in the game via a Nintendo Direct that took place on August 8th, 2018. Richter is voiced in English by David Vincent, reprising his role from previous Castlevania titles, including Portrait of Ruin, Harmony of Despair, and The Dracula X Chronicles[1]; and in Japanese by Kiyoyuki Yanada, his voice actor in Symphony of the Night.

Richter is classified as an Echo Fighter of Simon, with his moveset and animations being based directly on Simon's (although the two actually take inspiration from each other), making him the first third-party Echo Fighter and the only one of a newcomer instead of a veteran fighter. Richter's special attacks are Axe, an ax that is a powerful projectile; Holy Water, a multi-hitting projectile, with a blue flame that does aura damage instead of an orange burning one that does flame damage; Cross, a projectile with boomerang-esque properties; and Uppercut, a powerful uppercut that functions as his recovery move. Richter's Final Smash, Grand Cross, is functionally identical to Simon's identically-named Final Smash.

In Simon's debut trailer, he saves his ancestor Simon from Dracula's attack, and shouts a variant of his famous line from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (quoted above), "Die monster. You don't belong in this world!"

Similar to King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Lucina in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Richter's name is announced differently in the Japanese version to reflect the pronunciation in that language. This trait is also shared with Simon and King K. Rool.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Richter's Classic Mode route has him fighting other Echo Fighters.

Smash Echoes
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
1 Dark Samus Norfair Multiplayer - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
2 Daisy Golden Plains Mario Tennis / Mario Golf
3 Lucina Coliseum (Ω) Destiny (Ablaze)
4 Chrom Arena Ferox Id (Purpose)
5 Dark Pit Reset Bomb Forest Dark Pit's Theme
6 Ken Suzaku Castle (Ω) Ken Stage
Final Dracula Dance of Illusions

Special moves[edit]

Axe[edit]

Richter's Axe in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Axe

Axe is Richter's standard special move. When used, Richter throws an axe that travels at a high parabolic arc. The angle can be changed. The move deals high damage and knockback, and can go through solid terrain. However, it has very high startup lag.

Cross[edit]

Richter's Cross in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Cross

Cross is Richter's side special move. When used, Richter throws a cross like a boomerang. Unlike other boomerangs, the Cross makes no attempt to return to Richter. The Cross only flies straight forward and back. Only one Cross can be out at a time. If the Cross collides against a solid surface, it bounces back.

Uppercut[edit]

Richter's Rising Uppercut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Uppercut

Uppercut is Richter's up special move. When used, Richter swiftly performs an uppercut while ascending with the Vampire Killer in hand. It can also be used as a recovery, though it has poor height.

Holy Water[edit]

Richter's Holy Water in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Holy Water

Holy Water is Richter's down special move. When used, Richter drops a flask of Holy Water in a downward arc. When it makes contact with the ground, it produces blue flames. If the flask is caught by the opponent before it hits the ground, it can be thrown as an item. Only one flask or pillar of flame can exist at a time.

Compared to Simon's Holy Water, the flames from Richter's Holy Water deals aura damage instead of flame damage; this is more noticeable when throwing Holy Water to a Blast Box or a Bomber, as Simon's Holy Water can detonate them while Richter's cannot.

Final Smash[edit]

Grand Cross[edit]

Richter's Grand Cross in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Grand Cross
“Grand Cross!”
Richter Belmont, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Grand Cross is Richter's Final Smash. When activated, Richter summons a large coffin in front of him, which traps nearby opponents. If successfully trapped, Richter will grab the coffin with the Vampire Killer's chain, swing it and toss it skywards, then unleash magical crosses made of energy. Once the move is completed, opponents are launched away.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Um... Who's this guy with the chain whip?
  • Palutena: That would be Richter Belmont.
  • Alucard: Pardon the interruption.
  • Pit: GAH! Don't sneak up on us like that!
  • Palutena: Ahh, Alucard. Hello! Pit, meet Alucard. He's the son of Count Dracula.
  • Pit: Dracula's your dad?! That's so cool! Hey, do you have fangs? Are they sharp?
  • Viridi: Pit! That's pretty personal. And do you really want to bring up blood-sucking fangs?
  • Pit: What are you... Oh no! You're not here to suck my blood, are you? I need it!
  • Alucard: No, I don't like the taste. And my mother taught me not to cause suffering. My father chose another path, and so I've sworn to stop him. Richter here is the descendant of a man who shared my burden. He has a strong sense of justice and is an honest man. But that in turn makes him easy to manipulate. He was once cursed by the dark priest Shaft who used him as a puppet to control Dracula's Castle.
  • Pit: So you're saying he's kind of...uh...simple?
  • Viridi: Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house, Pit. I very much doubt that YOU could effectively run a castle.
  • Alucard: In any case, Richter is a formidable opponent. Underestimating him would be your undoing.
  • Palutena: Alucard, do you also intend to participate?
  • Alucard: I am merely here to assist Richter...and anyone else who calls upon me.

Super Smash Blog bios[edit]

  • Richter from the Castlevania series joins the battle as Simon's Echo Fighter! His basic attacks are the same as Simon's, but with subtle variations. In addition to that, his Holy Water is a different color.

amiibo[edit]

  • Richter from the Castlevania series joins the battle as Simon's echo fighter in the Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate game ! His basic attacks are the same as Simon's, but with subtle variations. In addition to that, his holy water is a different color.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Take this!"
  • "It's time!"
  • "Prepare yourself."
  • "You don't belong in this world!"
  • "Farewell."
  • "Why?!"

Trivia[edit]

  • In Maria Mode of his debut game Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, one of Maria Renard's summons, turtle, bears a slight resemblance to a Buzzy Beetle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リヒター・ベルモンド
Rihitā Berumondo
Richter Belmont (alternatively Belmondo or Belmond); "Richter" is German pronunciation.
Russian Рихтер
Rikhter
Richter
Korean 릭터
Ligteo
Richter
Chinese Richter

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Richter Belmont coverage on other NIWA wikis: