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Wolf-like vampires

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Wolf-like vampires
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver cut enemy
Arnold Ayala's concept art of the wolf-like vampires.
Introduced in N/A (cut enemy)
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Wolf-like vampires were an enemy concept created by Arnold Ayala for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. They did not overtly feature in the final game.

Background[edit | edit source]

In 2010, Legacy of Kain community member Divine Shadow discovered an online portfolio/blog attributed to Shifter and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver artist Arnold Ayala.[1] Among the artwork available was an image which had not been publicly released before, depicting a wolf-like vampire. It was explicitly credited as having been created for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.[2]

There are no vampires in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver which explicitly resemble wolves, but Legacy of Kain: Defiance revealed that Turel had devolved to a point where he became quadrupedal, had developed heightened sensitivity to sound, and relied strongly on his heightened sense of smell.[SR1][DEF-C9][3] In deleted dialogue, Raziel also compared Turel to a "chained dog" (in the retail version, he instead issues this taunt to the Tomb Guardian, one of Turel's descendants).[4][5] As such, it is plausible that this art was an early concept for the Turelim. Alternatively, it may represent werewolves, which appeared in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain.[BO1]

Vorador is also associated with lupine themes and imagery, but he and all of his descendants were ostensibly dead during the events of the Soul Reaver era.[DEF][SR1-C6]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Icon-Eidos.png Soul Reaver- Art of Female, Wolf and Winged Vampires (Razielim?), Hunters and Demons at the Eidos Forums (by Divine Shadow)
  2. Icon-Wordpress.png character concept art << Dogma5150's Blog at Wordpress.com (by Arnold Ayala)
  3. Icon-Prima.png Prima Games / JDP and Gerald Guess. Prima's Official Legacy of Kain: Defiance Guide. (2003)
  4. Icon-SR1.png Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver deleted dialogue. Crystal Dynamics. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation. (August 16, 1999)
  5. Icon-SR1.png Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver miscellaneous dialogue. Crystal Dynamics. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation. (August 16, 1999)