Once I put Richter in as a "e;Boss, I really wanted another hero to show up. The issue is that, with the continuity reboot of DSWC, I didn't have access to all the Castlevania heroes of old, nor did I have access to most of the other gaming heroes I have saved on my machine.

DSWC has a much tighter continuity now, and it forces me to stick to a very tight subset of Castlevania characters for the comic.

Hanz was a perfect solution, especially since I'd made him battle sprites. I could make him all actiony, like a real hero.
 
    

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.