This Comic's Cast:

Were it a true adventure game, it's true that the player would probably have been left to twist. As it is, this is also a game loosely set in the Castlevania universe. As such, the rules of that world have to apply.

More specifically, getting hit while stoned will do extra damage, but also free you from being stoned. It's a convenience, but helpful in this context.
 
    

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.