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Bloodless is a boss in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.

She is voiced by Rena Strober in the English version.[1]

Description

Bloodless resembles a young woman with pale skin and long black hair. Initially naked, she assembles a red dress made of blood before fighting Miriam. Her dress becomes more and more tattered as Miriam damages her, although she would refashion it after some time.

At the time of her reveal, IGA stated that her appearance may be changed in the future.[2]

Abilities

Bloodless is able to manipulate streams of blood, using it for various purposes, from creating dresses and umbrellas, to generating a swirling vortex and localized rain.

Appearances

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodless will usually try to step back from Miriam to dodge her attacks, then proceed to launch bloody streams from the distance. This makes using short-ranged weapons impractical, thus using weapons with longer reach or ranged attacks are recommended.

Bloodless has several variations of attacks in her arsenal, each of them can be dodged in certain ways:

Umbrella swing
Bloodless will swing her umbrella to damage a very short area in front of her. Just dodge it by jumping or using the backdash.
Blood arrows
Bloodless spawns two umbrellas that are similar to her weapon. These umbrellas will first try to stab Miriam, then float in the air around her.
Splash attack
Bloodless will send splashes of blood that swirl in front of her toward Miriam. Use the backdash (if within escape range) or jump away to dodge the wave.
Vortex
Bloodless will shoot high-pressure blood that spirals toward Miriam. This attack is marked by Bloodless pulling her umbrella and push it forward in a jousting manner. It can go either straight forward (marked by a longer pull), or upward to the ceiling (marked by a shorter pull). Dodge the straight one by ducking or jumping twice, and the upward one by staying on the ground or ducking if needed.
Blood rain
Activated if Bloodless has already marked the ceiling with enough blood streams. Rain of blood will fall from any bloodied ceiling area for a few seconds each, inflicting damage over time during contact. Crouch under the floating umbrellas (if available) or stay away from the raining areas to avoid getting damaged by it.

Additionally, Bloodless's blood dress will rip little by little each time Miriam damages her, and she will be forced to restore it by absorbing the splattered blood in her room once enough damage is done. Use this opportunity to land extra hits to her, since she is very vulnerable in this state.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Trivia

  • In an interview, IGA stated that Bloodless is a good example of his approach into the Gothic horror concept, which he defines as "a grotesque mixed up with a little bit of erotica."[3]
  • Bloodless is based off of the Countess Elizabeth Báthory, who would take baths in the blood of virgins to maintain her youthful appearance.

References

  1. Bloodstained: Voicing The Game - Part 2
  2. Special Update - Bloodstained E3 Trailer Released!
  3. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night brings a bloody new boss to E3.