|Appearances||Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness|
Ardebaran (アルデバラン Arudebaran?) is the first enemy from Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness. He was the master of the Castle of the Damned, a masked man with a sword that attacks anyone who enters his domain and is said to abuse his power as a covenant.
In his quest for power, the Prince of Zemekia went to the castle and stumbled upon Ardebaran alongside a soldier. The soldier was killed by Ardebaran, but the prince was rescued by Idorigo. Later, the prince avoided a trap set by Ardebaran and caught him with a Volt Cage set up by Astarte. After killing Ardebaran, the prince became the new Castle Master and obtained his dark powers.
- Chapter 1: The Master
- First Encounter
- "One time master of the Castle of the Damned. Now reformed."
If the Tecmo's Deception disc is used in Monster Rancher, the player will obtain the monster Ardebaran. His attacks include Punch, Steady Kick, Flip Kick, Diversion, Combination, Tantrum, Telekinesis, and Machine Gun.
Ardebaran's name is also mispelled in Monster Rancher with the spelling being "Ardebaren" instead.
- "Wearers of this cursed mask become lifeless and confused."
One of the game's traps is named Ardebaran. It is Ardebaran's mask, the strongest Vase trap. It is obtained in the game's ending by letting at least one person escape in Chapter 17 and let Keith live in Chapter 24.
A mistranslation of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.
Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness
|Prince of Zemekia • Astarte • Yurias • Zamur • Ardebaran • Fiana • Idorigo|
|Alkeny • Chita • Coolbou • Einaudi • Erious • King Zemeris • Leader of Goodness • Lord of Darkness • Mathilda • Shelling • Staleon|
|Legendary Braves • Legendary Treasures of Darkness • Masks • Monster • Trap|
|Zemekia • Angelio|
|Castle of the Damned|