Netflix recently announced on their Twitter page that the original animated series Castlevania will be receiving a fourth season! The third season released in early March and while it was pretty epic and had tons of action and lore, it left us with more questions than answers. So you can understand my excitement knowing early on that we are getting another season so I don’t have to spend hours every day contemplating if we are ever going to know what happens next. However, we still don’t have a release date just yet so I am sharing all of my questions with you guys. Throw your foil hats on and let’s get to theorizing!
I should say before jumping in that this post is going to be full of Castlevania spoilers.
If Dracula is brought back from the dead will he still want to wipe out the human race?
Season 3 of Castlevania focuses a lot of attention on Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage) and Sypha (Alejandra Reynoso) as they uncover a mysterious new cult formed from the religious group in the small village of Lindenfeld. It turns out they were under the control of a night creature who was using them to cast a ritual in order to open a portal to hell. Why? To bring back Dracula (Graham McTavish) in hopes of taking over the world again. But when we finally see Dracula before they force the door shut, he is holding his wife in his arms surrounded by the remains of their home.
Now it is never shared whether the Lisa Tepes (Emily Swallow) we see with him is the real Lisa or just some memory within his world. If it is really her do we think they would have had a long conversation about his actions? How he basically ruined his relationship with their son? I would think so, which makes me believe that if they resurrected him he wouldn’t want to hurt anyone else. However, if that isn’t the real Lisa then maybe he will come back and want even more vengeance.
Where is Alucard’s mental state? Will he become his father?
When it comes to on-screen time, Alucard (James Callis) got the short end of the stick in season 3. From what little we see of his story, he is left alone in his father’s castle next to the remains of the Belmont estate. Early on vampire hunters Sumi (Rila Fukushima) and Taka (Toru Uchikado) come across the estate and after initial attacking Alucard, they learn that he was responsible for the death of not only Dracula but their vampire keeper Cho. He agrees to train them in fighting vampires so they stay and keep him company.
Of course, things are never that easy and they begin to think that he is deliberately hiding things from them and the siblings attempt to kill him in the end. Alucard takes their lives in order to survive at the cost of his mental health. As the season comes to a close we see him returning from the forest to Taka and Sumi’s heads on spikes. How will Alucard feel in the next season? Will he want to help support future vampire hunters or is he turning his back to the world?
Will Striga, Morana, Lenore, and Carmilla continue to work together?
During season two of Castlevania we were introduced to Carmilla (Jamie Murray) when she caused quite a ruckus and convinced Hector (Theo James) to go against Dracula. This plan failed and she was forced to march back with what was left of her troops and Hector as her captive to her home in Styria where she arrives at the beginning of season 3. It is there that we are introduced to her three sister vampires, Striga (Ivana Milicevic), Morana (Yasmine Al Massri) and Lenore (Jessica Brown Findlay). Within a short time of arriving home, Carmilla has already cooked up another plan that she wants her sisters to help her bring to life.
Throughout the season we can see the sisters don’t exactly agree with Carmilla’s scheme but still continue you to help. With these doubts already in their head, is it possible that if things go the least bit south during season 4 that they will turn their backs on her? Lenore already has complete control of Hector and has seemingly passed that control onto her sisters, but this could also be a hoax. It will be interesting to see how their dynamic changes once the plan is set in motion.
Will we really see Saint Germain again?
A large portion of season 3 builds up Saint Germain (Bill Nighy) and his belief that a portal to the infinite corridor lies below Lindenfeld. We learn briefly that a loved one was lost to the corridor in the past and he has spent his life since attempting to reopen the portal to either join her or bring her back. It is this same corridor that the night creature below the church in Lindenfeld is attempting to open in order to bring Dracula back from the dead.
In the final episode of season 3, Saint Germain forces the night creature to use his power to shift the portal from hell to where his love currently is, a world where everything is upside down. He leaps through the portal to join her before turning back to Belmont and telling him that he will see him soon as the portal closes. It will be interesting to see if Belmont and Spyha continue to look into the infinite corridor in the upcoming season which could lead to reuniting with Saint Germin and hopefully his lost love.
Will Isaac ever reach Hector and will killing him be enough?
Isaac’s (Adetokumboh M’Cormack) storyline was a major role in season 3 of Castlevania. The last we saw him in season 2, Dracula had forced him through a portal to save his life leaving him stranded in the desert. He continued his journey using his devil forgemaster abilities to raise himself a small army. His eyes are set on exacting his revenge on Hector for going against Dracula and in turn not only losing the war but also causing his death. During the season we see how the people of the world react to Isaac and his night creatures with hate and he turns to killing them for it.
But what happens when he finally reaches Hector? That is saying that he is even able to. Hector right now is being held by four powerful vampire sisters and their army so it will be quite a struggle to even reach him. But will the satisfaction of killing Hector be enough for Isaac or will he follow in Dracula’s footsteps and turn his revenge on the world as a whole? It would make sense that after dealing with Hector he would move onto Belmont, Sypha, and Alucard next for their involvement.
What questions do you have from the first three seasons of Castlevania that you want to be answered in the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
This article was originally published on 4/7/20