This article is about Richter's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Richter Belmont.
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.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Richter is a newcomer fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is an Echo Fighter of Simon. He was confirmed during the August 8th Smash direct.






Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: A swing with very long range but notable startup lag. Based on the iconic whip strike introduced in the first Castlevania.
  • Forward Tilt: A strike with the whip coiled and Richter holding the whip lengthwise with both hands.
  • Up Tilt: A quick swing that covers Richter's head.
  • Down Tilt: A combination of Slide and Jumping Slide. One of his moves from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that Simon borrowed.
  • Dash Attack: Richter charges forward, spinning his whip around him. One of his moves from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that Simon borrowed.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: A whip crack. Outranges Corrin's Forward Smash, making it the longest uncharged forward smash in the entire game.
  • Up Smash: A vertical whip attack, boosting impressive vertical range but poor horizontal knockback.
  • Down Smash:

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: A whip twirl around Richter's body.
  • Forward aerial: Forward whip swing. This can be angled slightly upward and downward at roughly a 20 degree angle.
  • Back aerial: Backward whip swing.
  • Up aerial: Upward whip swing.
  • Down aerial: A divekick, similar to the ones performed by most protagonists upon obtaining the ability to double jump. Simon and Richter obtained this ability in Harmony of Despair. It appears to Meteor Smash in its earlier frames.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Hits the opponent with his knee.
  • Forward Throw:
  • Back Throw:
  • Up Throw: Knocks the opponent into the air with his whip.
  • Down Throw: Slams the opponent on the ground.

Special Moves

Simon's and Richter's Special Moves
Standard Special Axe
Side Special Cross
Up Special Uppercut
Down Special Holy Water
Final Smash Grand Cross


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

  • Richter will do his iconic peace sign from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps


  • You don't belong in this world, monster!" in the Vampire Killer trailer is a direct reference to his famous line from Symphony of the Night, "Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!" The line itself is from from the original Playstation version's English dub, spoken toward Dracula in the game's opening, and is famous for being one example of the original game's poor but nonetheless fondly remembered English voice acting.
  • Richter's red palette swap seems to be a reference to the nameless, red-clad rival vampire hunter from a cancelled Sega 32X Castlevania game, commonly referred to by fans as Castlevania: The Bloodletting.



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