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The original Concept for Cassandra, back in the early planning stages of her character, was to have her not be a Belmont at all -- originally she was going to be the fiance to a Belmont, and when he took a heel turn (probably under Dracula's sway), she'd take up the whip and go off to save him.

While I liked the inversion of the "rescue the princess" trope with that story, it felt like it robbed Cassandra of her own agency. She has more right to the whip, more right to be a hero, if she doesn't have to just be a romantic foil for the real Belmont. This way she can forge her own path and cut down anyone that gets in her way.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.