'Castlevania' Season 3: Isaac takes former master Dracula's place as the series' most compelling villain

From serving as a supporting character to Dracula, Isaac evolved into a powerful warlord, riding at the head of his night creature army to rain vengeance down upon those who betrayed his former master


                            'Castlevania' Season 3: Isaac takes former master Dracula's place as the series' most compelling villain
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Spoiler alert for 'Castlevania' Season 3

One of the best things about Netflix's 'Castlevania' has always been its cast of compelling characters. In the first two seasons, Dracula (Graham McTavish) was at the top of that list and now it looks like Dracula's former forge master Isaac (Adetokumboh M'Cormack) has taken that spot after the vampire king's death.

From serving as a supporting character to Dracula in Season 2, Isaac evolved into a powerful warlord in Season 3, riding at the head of his night creature army to rain vengeance down upon those who betrayed his former master. Along the way, he met a number of interesting characters, each of whom impacted him in different ways.

The vengeful forge master's journey provides the most philosophical exploration this season, questioning the very value of human existence. His outward quest for revenge and his inward quest to rediscover his faith are what make this season's story truly captivating. 

Isaac's conversation with the Captain (Lance Reddick) almost sounds like something out of Paulo Coehlo's books. And yet despite all the philosophy, he still remains a warrior and a merciless man of action, slaughtering his enemies with all the fury of a raging god.

The contrast between his brutality and his better nature is intriguing and it makes him one of the most complex characters ever, not just on the show but in general. 

We wouldn't be too far off the mark if we said that 'Castlevania' Season 3 is really Isaac's story with everyone else just adding to the background. At the beginning of the season, Isaac was tortured by his conflicting views on humanity and by the end he finds some form of resolution.

Of all the characters on the show, he's the one with the most growth this season and we can't wait to see where his path takes him next.

All 10 episodes of 'Castlevania' Season 3 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.