Danasty Warriors

Hey you guys, I think you're missing out on one more party member.
There you go!

Ah yes, we finally saw the first four episodes of Netflix's
There were a few mixed reviews about it on Youtube. But depending a show's fate on various stranger's (at times) biased opinion could be quite questionable at best hence we just had to watch this series ourselves.And to be honest, I kinda liked it. The first and the last episode at least.

But more importantly, everyone's been commenting as to how the said squad lacks the aforementioned thief named Grant Danasty.
You know, the pirate looking bald dude.
The one who carries a dagger and has the uncanny ability to scale walls.

But I think everyone else missed out on the more OBVIOUS clues that the show had been hinting
as early as the second episode. Our very keen Vania senses kinda picked up on quite a number of them hence here were a few of our own theories.
Notice how Trevor deliberately said NASTY as opposed to maybe...UGLY?
Nasty is of course NOT a reference to the wrestling duo THE NASTY BOYS
but rather,  could be hint on the said lanky looking bald priest's last name.
A little foreshadowing if you will.

And although he might look clueless and unassuming, he actually was quite skilled with a knife.
Trevor even go as to describing the weapon as a THIEF's knife.
Hinting even more on our unnamed priest's hidden persona/profession.
The unnamed priest even spun the said knife in a very fancy manner.
Making his airtime all the more questionable.

Sure, the fight with Trevor cost him an eye (quite literally) and a leg (ok,not really!).
But he survived the said skirmish and was able to shake it off.
Not now, Taylor Swift!

Fast forward to Trevor's abduction scene.
Look at how everyone else holds their knives.
Everyone holds their knife in a "stabby"-pretending to be threatening sort of way.
Now, look at our bald priest in question.
That is clearly a fighting stance of someone who specializes in knives.
There were also very deliberate attempts to isolate the shots so that he would look nice and

And here he is again,
Again, is all this airtime really necessary for such a mere jobber character?
His knife skills were a bit more slicker this time around.
And oh, he just lost another eye.
Imagine that!

But more importantly he never died in the said encounter.
After being blinded by an arrow, he just got push aside by Trevor.
Whilst all the other priests got severed arms
(Nice pose, Trevor!)
and were killed by either spears or arrows.

And you could argue all you want as to how the bald priest looks nothing like the Grant from the NES version of things.
(Courtesy of : https://www.gamingrebellion.com/2016/02/amazing-life-lessons-from-the-belmont-clan/ )
Well no shit, so does everyone else!
The main characters alone looks NOTHING like how they were supposed to be.
Assassin's Creed-ish.
Definitely "Symphony" inspired.
The only design they got right was that of Sypha.
And God forbid we get THIS version of Alucard again!
And have you ever heard about disguises?
The priest costume is probably a front for his thief or pirate life.
And quite frankly, a few bandages and a bad priest costume wouldn't be the weirdest look this character had to go through.

Remember this?

So there you go. All four of them had made an appearance in the first season alone. Although we could say Grant's appearance was a little more subtle and cryptic than the rest.
So, not now, Grant Morrison!
You too, Amy Grant!

All in all, the episodes were kinda nice despite what everyone else had to say about it.
The comedic aspects were nicely inserted as well.
They definitely were able to pull off the whole Cowboy Bebop thing they were originally hoping for. The views and opinions about religion does strike a chord.
I guess most organized (or disorganized) religion had it coming then.
And every priest and clergymen does look like a fat person's butt.
Which is quite fitting since most of them were assholes anyways.
The short but memorable exchange between Lisa and Dracula was also a nice touch.
Although predictable, I've always been a sucker for the whole "Friendly Monster" gimmick.

The bar room fight scene were a bit sluggish but both the Cyclops and Alucard scenes were OK.
And I understand how most fans might felt like the show was deliberately disregardeding the source material. For writing a story about a game could be quite difficult hence some (if not most)elements might be lost in the said translation.

But we would have preferred a more famous boss characters rather than the ones we did get.
So instead of this Cyclops,
we should've gotten Balore instead.
Or better yet Medusa.
This scene that sort of resembles a Clock Tower, 
would've appealed more to the hardcore Vania fans with the inclusion of either Harpies
or Medusa Heads.
(Courtesy of: http://strangegaming.blogspot.com/2013/10/castlevania-house-that-dracula-built.html)
And instead of these things,
( Which we could only assume were Gargoyles 
from Aria Of Sorrow, and a slightly decomposing Warg (Anfauglir)
from Symphony Of The Night)
they should've went with these things instead.
Although probably not as intimidating though.

The show left us off at a cliffhanger. A very ONE PIECE-ish
thing to do but that's that, I guess?

Hopefully there would be more episodes for Season 2!
So here's to Trevor And The Gang!

And to you too, Bald Priest in question!

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