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Leon Belmont
Sonia Belmont
Trevor Belmont
Hector
Christopher Belmont
Simon Belmont

Juste Belmont
Ritcher Belmont and Maria Renard
Shanoa
Nathan Graves and Hugh Balwin
Cornell and Henry Oldrey
Reinhardt Schneider and Carrie Fernandez

Quincy Morris
John Morris and Eric Lecarde
Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Aulin
Alucard
Soma Cruz
Gabriel Belmont

Kid Dracula
Dracula


Short (?:??-?:??)
Short Series ?x??, "Episode Title" (?:??-?:??)
Series ?x??, "Episode Title" (??:??-??:??)
Movie Chapter ?? (?:??:??-?:??:??)
Comic #??: Story ?, "Story Name" (Pg. ?? (Panels ?-?) - Pg. ?? (Panels ?-?))
Manga Chapter ??, "Chapter Title" (Pg. ?? (Panels ?-?) - Pg. ?? (Panels ?-?))
Video Game Chapter ?? - Level ??
Video Game Cutscene Name
Video Game DLC or Mode Chapter ?? - Level ??
Video Game DLC or Mode Cutscene Name
Novel

Canon Universe (WIP)

Timeline
1094
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Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

1450
????
Castlevania Legends
(Non-canon)

1476
????

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

1479
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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

1576
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Castlevania: The Adventure
Level 1
Castlevania: The Adventure Level 2
Castlevania: The Adventure Level 3
Castlevania: The Adventure Level 4

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth
(Remake of The Adventure)

1591
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Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
Level 1: Cloud Castle
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Level 2: Crystal Castle
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Level 3: Plant Castle
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Level 4: Rock Castle
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Level 5: Draculas's Castle Part 1
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Level 6: Dracula's Castle Part 2
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Level 1: Dracula's Castle Part 3


1691
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Castlevania (NES) Level 1: Breaking Into the Castle
Castlevania (NES) Level 2: Tower
Castlevania (NES) Level 3: Outdoors
Castlevania (NES) Level 4: Underground
Castlevania (NES) Level 5: Dracula's Castle Main Building
Castlevania (NES) Level 6: Clock Tower
Vampire Killer
(Remake of Castlevania)
Super Castlevania IV (Remake of Castlevania)
Castlevania Chronicles (Remake of Castlevania)

1698
????

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (With Best Ending)

16??
????
Haunted Castle
(Non-canon)

16??
????
Castlevania: Order of Shadows
(Non-canon)

1748
????
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

1792
????
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Level 0: Prologue
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Level 1: Dinner of Flames
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Level 2: God, Grant Me Strenght/Level 2': Breaking Through the Front
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Level 3: An Evil Prayer Summons Darkness/Level 3': Release from the Thirst for Blood
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Level 4: Atop Countless Terrors/Level 4': Fortress of the Water Demon
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Level 5: The Devil Flies by Night/Level 5': Wandering
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Level 6 (Ritcher): A Nightmare Reborn/Level 6 (Maria): Undying Melody

Castlevania: Dracula X
(Remake of Rondo of Blood)
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (Remake of Rondo of Blood)

1797
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Reverse Castle

18??
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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

1830
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Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
(Non-canon)

1844
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Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
(Non-canon)

1852
????
Castlevania (1999)
(Non-canon)

1897
????
Dracula
(Broad Strokes)

1917
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Castlevania: Bloodlines

1944
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

2035
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

2036
????
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Rift of Time
????
Castlevania Judgement
[Rift of Time] (Non-canon)

Early American Universe
Timeline

1094
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
[Contradicts Castlevania Legends]

1450
Castlevania Legends [Contradicts Castlevania: Lament of Innocence]

1476
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

1479
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

1591
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

1691
Castlevania (NES)/Vampire Killer/Castlevania Chronicles

1698
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
(Best ending is canon)

1699
Super Castlevania IV

1???
Haunted Castle

1???

Castlevania: The Adventure

16?? (Late 17th century)
Castlevania: Order of Shadows

1748

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

1792
Castlevania: Dracula X/Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles/Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

1797
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

18?? (Early 19th Century)
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

1830
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

1844
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

1852
Castlevania (1999)

1897
Dracula

1917

Castlevania: Bloodlines

1944
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

2035
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

2036
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

??.???
Kid Dracula (Game Boy) [Demon World]

Rift of Time
Castlevania Judgement
[Rift of Time]

Lords of Shadows Universe
Timeline (Made by Megatron)

1046
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate
Prologue

1047
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadows
(Except Post-Credits Cutscene)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows Reverie
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows Resurrection


1073
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate Act III (Except 100% Completion Ending)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate Act I (First Cutscene)

1103
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate
Act I (Except First Cutscene)
At the same time as Act I
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate Act II
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate Act III (100% Completion Ending)


1547
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2
Prologue

2057
????

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 Revelations
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows (Post-Credits Cutscene)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2

Kid Dracula Timeline
Timeline

11.797
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Kid Dracula (Famicom) [Demon World]

??.???
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Kid Dracula (Game Boy) [Demon World]
 
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List of Release Dates

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania
Release Date: September 26, 1986
System: Famicom/NES
Re-releases: MS-DOS, Windows, Mobile, GBA, Wii (on Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (only in Virtual Console), Wii U (on Virtual Console), PlayStation 4 (Castlevania Anniversary Collection), Xbox One (Castlevania Anniversary Collection), Nintendo Switch (Castlevania Anniversary Collection) and Steam (Castlevania Anniversary Collection)

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Vampire Killer
Release Date: October 30, 1986
System: MSX

Name in Japan: Dracula II: Noroi no Fūin (Dracula II: Seal of the Curse)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Release Date: 1987
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Haunted Castle
Release Date: February, 1988
System: Arcade

Name in Japan: Dracula Densetsu (The Legend of Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: The Adventure
Release Date: October 27, 1989
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Densetsu (Legend of the Demon Castle)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Release Date: December 22, 1989
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Kid Dracula
Release Date:
System: Famicom

Name in Japan: Dracula Densetsu II (The Legend of Dracula II)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
Release Date: July 12, 1991
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Super Castlevania IV
Release Date: October 31, 1991
System: SNES

Name in Japan: Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Kid Dracula
Release Date: January 3, 1993
System: Game Boy

Name in Japan (in X68000): Akumajō Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula)
Name in Japan (in PS1): Castlevania Chronicle Akumajō Dracula (Castlevania Chronicle Demon Castle Dracula)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania Chronicles
Release Date: July 23, 1993
System: X68000 and PS1

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (Demon Castle Dracula X: Reincarnation of Blood)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Release Date: October 29, 1993
System:

Name in Japan: Vampire Killer
Name in USA: Castlevania: Bloodlines
Name in Europe: Castlevania: The New Generation
Release Date: 1994
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula XX (Demon Castle Dracula XX)
Name in USA: Castlevania: Dracula X
Name in Europe: Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss
Release Date: 1995
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku (Demon Castle Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Release Date: March 20, 1997
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Dark Night Prelude (Demon Castle Dracula: Dark Night Prelude)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania Legends
Release Date: 1997
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Mokushiroku (Demon Castle Dracula: Apocalypse)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania
Release Date: January 26, 1999
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden: Legend of Cornell (Demon Castle Dracula Apocalypse Gaiden: Legend of Cornell)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Release Date: November 30, 1999
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Circle of the Moon (Demon Castle Dracula: Circle of the Moon)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Release Date: March 21, 2001
System:

Name in Japan: Castlevania: Byakuya no Concerto (Castlevania: Concerto of Midnight Sun)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Release Date: June 6, 2002
System:

Name in Japan: Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet (Castlevania: Minuet of Dawn)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Release Date: May 6, 2003
System:

Name in Japan: Castlevania
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
Release Date: November 27, 2003
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Sōgetsu no Jūjika (Demon Castle Dracula: Cross of the Pale Moon)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Release Date: October 25, 2005
System: Nintendo DS

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin (Demon Castle Dracula: Curse of Darkness)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Release Date: November 1, 2005
System:

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth (Demon Castle Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Release Date: November 16, 2005
System: Nintendo DS

Name in Japan, USA and Europe: Castlevania: Order of Shadows
Release Date: September 27, 2007
System: Mobile

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle (Demon Castle Dracula X Chronicle)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
Release Date: October 27, 2007
System: PSP

Name in Japan: Akumajō Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin (Demon Castle Dracula: The Stolen Seal)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Release Date: October 21, 2008
System:

Name in Japan (?), USA and Europe: Castlevania Judgment
Release Date: November 18, 2008
System:

Name in Japan: Dracula Densetsu ReBirth (The Legend of Dracula ReBirth)
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth
Release Date: October 27, 2009
System: Wii (on WiiWare)

Name in Japan:
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Release Date: August 4, 2010
System:

Name in Japan:
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Release Date: October 5, 2010
System:

Name in Japan:
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Release Date: 2013
System:

Name in Japan:
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Release Date: 2014
System:

Name in Japan:
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
Release Date: 2019
System:

Name in Japan:
Name in USA and Europe: Castlevania: Moonlight Rhapsody
Release Date: TBA
System:
 
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Timeline Reasoning

Dracula
Bloodlines implies some version of it is canon, tough it can not exactly fit as it is since there are some contradictions. I have the novel lying around in my house, so I am going to actually read it and comment things once I do.

Akumajō Dracula/Castlevania: Canonically set in 1691. It shows Simon Belmon first fight with Dracula.

Akumajō Dracula/Vampire Killer: Castlevania but for MSX. Has the same plot but it is usually considered that the first one is the canon one because it was released before. According to the Japanese user manual it takes place between the 12th and 13th centuries. According some early sources this and the first game take place in 1876.

Dracula II: Noroi no Fūin/Castlevania II: Simon's Quest: Set in 1698. Has 3 endings, the best one when Simon Survives is the canonical one. It is a sequel to the first one about Dracula having putting a course on Simon before the final blow in the last game and him been slowly dying unless he makes a ritual to resurrect Dracula and kill him again.

Akumajō Dracula/Haunted Castle: Non-canon. Dracula kidnaps Simon's bride during the wedding. Since Dracula is dead after 1 and 2 doesn't seem that it could take place after them in any place. That why I suggested that could be an alternate take of Castlevania, but I am not sure.

Dracula Densetsu/Castlevania: The Adventure: Starred by Cristopher Belmont in his first fight with Dracula in 1576. I have a 1583 written here so I don't know if I just made a typo or if at some point it took place 115 years before Castlevania. In the first American boxart it was implied that the main character was Simon.

Akumajō Densetsu/Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse: Takes place in 1476 and 215 years before Castlevania. Starred by Trevor C. Belmonth. You can get Sypha Belnades, Grant Danasty and Alucard as companions. I think you can only get one at the time. It has 4 different endings depending of who was with you when you defeat the final boss, canonically is considered that all 4 characters defeated Dracula together. Apparently at some point it was considered that Cristopher and Trevor were the same character, hence the C. in Trevor name. But at the end seeing the contradictions it was retconed to being starred by Christopher's ancestor. It is Trevor first fight with Dracula. The Japanese intro of the game places it 100 years before Castlevania which is weird since it is in-game things showing information that contradicts IGA's timeline.

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun/Kid Dracula:

Dracula Densetsu II/Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge:

Akumajō Dracula/Super Castlevania IV:

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun/Kid Dracula:

Akumajō Dracula (X68000)/Castlevania Chronicle Akumajō Dracula (PS1)/Castlevania Chronicles:

Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo/Castlevania: Rondo of Blood:

Vampire Killer/Castlevania: Bloodlines/Castlevania: The New Generation:

Akumajō Dracula XX/Castlevania: Dracula X/Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss:

Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku/Castlevania: Symphony of the Night:

Akumajō Dracula: Dark Night Prelude/Castlevania Legends:

Akumajō Dracula: Mokushiroku/Castlevania:

Akumajō Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden: Legend of Cornell/Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness:

Akumajō Dracula: Circle of the Moon/Castlevania: Circle of the Moon:

Castlevania: Byakuya no Concerto/Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance:

Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet/Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow:

Castlevania/Castlevania: Lament of Innocence:

Akumajō Dracula: Sōgetsu no Jūjika/Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow:

Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin/Castlevania: Curse of Darkness:

Akumajō Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth/Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin:

Castlevania: Order of Shadows:

Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle/Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles:

Akumajō Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin/Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia:

Castlevania Judgment:

Dracula Densetsu ReBirth/Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth:

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2:

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls:

Castlevania: Moonlight Rhapsody:
 
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Universes:

Canon Universe

Non-Canon Universe

Kid Dracula Universe

Lords of Shadow Universe

Early American Universe

Animated Series Universe

Pachinko Universe(?)
 
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anyway I completed at 100% every single game in the Lords of Shadows timeline, so here's a tip:

Gabriel Belmont
Trevor Belmont
Simon Belmont
Alucard
Dracula

1046
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate:
"Prologue"

1047
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows [From Start to Credits]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows:
"Reverie"
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows: "Resurrection"

1073

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate: "Act III" [From Start to defeating Final Boss]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate: "Act I" [Young Simon]

1103
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate: "Act I" [Happens at the Same Time of Act II]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate: "Act II" [Happens at the Same Time of Act I]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows - Mirror of Fate: "Act III" [100% Completition Ending]

1547
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 [Prologue]


2057
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2:
"Revelations"

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows [Post-Credit Scene]
Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 [Rest of the Game]

BONUS

If you want to count the Pachislot canon you can, since there is a female companion to Gabriel, which is a new charachter made for the pachislot. My theory is that Gabriel Killed her with Claudia, the night before the Black Knight Boss Fight. Good Luck, if you have some doubts with not only the Lords of Shadows timeline, but with the main or non-canon entries, just ask.
 
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So now giving my tips on other Games that are missing or are incorrect:

1) You are missing Vampire Killer, Which is an adaptation of Castlevania.
2) Haunted Castle isn't an adaptation of Castlevania, since we have Simon Marrying, so it's set after the game.
3) Super Castlevania IV is set one year after Simoon's Quest in the American Timeline.
4) You are missing Castlevania: Chronicles, Which is an adaptation of Castlevania.
5) Missing the III in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
6) Castlevania: Dracula X isn't a canon adaptation of Rond of Blood, since contradicts the Final Boss fight depicted in the intro of Symphony of the Night.
7) Missing the Castlevania, in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
8) Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is a canon adaptation of Rondo of Blood.
9) Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness has a bonus mode which is set during the ending of Castlevania 64.
10) Catlevania: Order of Shadows, which take place in the late 1600s, and it's non-canon.
11) Castlevania: Judgement isn't canon, having him will meand that Castlevania 64 and Legacy of Darkness are canonical.
12) Castlevania: Encore the Night is a non-canon adaptation of Symphony of the Night.
13) Castlevania: Gromoire of Souls is canon, but we don't know in which year it take place aside from after 2037.

this is for the games, the next post will be for other media.
 
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Maybe I should leave this to you, since I have to admit that I have never finished a Castlevania game, I was going to play them as I was doing the timeline.
thanks, but I only did play the Lords of Shadows game, and the first Castlevania, and I would be biased, since I am one of the poeple that theorize that every Castlevania game are canon
 
tips on other media:

1) The Devil Castle Dracula: The Battle of Old Castle, is a non-canon book set in the 1950s.
2) Word's of Power #4: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, is a non-canon adaptation of Simon's Quest.
3) The Legend of Satanic Castle: The Vampire Hunters, is a non-canon book set in the 1540s.
4) Demon's Blood, Blood Nightmare, is a book set in the American Timeline, but IDK When.
5) Remiiniscent of the Divine Abyss, is a canon book set in 2037.
6) Brian Stoker's Dracula, is a real life Book that is canon in Castlevania and set in the same year that was publlished, 1897.
7) Kid Dracula Comics, are 2 comics that are prequel to their respective games.
8) Nocturn in the Moonlight 2 part Prequel comic to symphony of the night, set just before the game.
9) Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy, is a doubious canon adaptation of The Adventure.
10) Curse of Darkness Manga and Prelude to Revenge are 2 canon prequel to the curse of darkness game.
11) Lament of Innocence Comic, is a doubious canon adaptation of the game.
12) Nocturne of Recollection, is a canon audio drama set in 1798.
13) Castlevania: The Animated Series, is a doubious canon adaptation of Dracula's Curse (don't know what season3 and 4 are about).
 
In fact I think I am just going to put the non-canon things in the timeline in Italics and scrap the Non-canon timeline, since because of Judgement the canon games are canon to the non-canon timeline, so, the non-canon must contain the canon+non-canon games, like an expanded universe, so, for simplicity, let's fuse the timelines
 
Well, then maybe I am biased too, since just looking at the games summaries except for Legends and retellings, every non-canon game seems that could fit into the timeline
The reasons why these games aren't canon, aside from the "aren't in the timeline thing" (which is stupid btw since neither Order of Ecclesia is in that timeline) are:

1) for Castlevania 64: How can a Belmont use the Vampire Killer after symphony of the Night? (Answer: Well he wasn't tecnically a Belmont, his father changed his surname, so even if in 2-3 years he would be dead, he could hold the wip):
2) Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness is havily connected to Castlevania 64.
3) Castlevania: Circle of the Moon: How can an organization fight against Dracula in the 1830 if there was another in the 1800s-1810s? (answer: It's very plausible that other organizations arose against him, the Order of Ecclesia isn't the Belmont Clan, so maybe other Organizations are filling in their blanks).
4) Castlevania: Legends: How Sonia can be remembered as the Belmont who started the Belmont Clan, if there is Leon in 1094? (Answer: The Belmont Clan was founded by Leon, Sonia is remebered as the first Belmont to DEFEAT [NOT KILL] Dracula).
5) Castlevania Judgement is havily connected with Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness.

How you can see everything can be explained properly. So at least in my headcanon all of the games are canon.
 

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