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Van Landroth Frehley is a supporting character mentioned on the manual of the MSX port of Salamander.


Van Landroth Frehley is a archaeologist from Latis and the head director of the Gradius Imperial Space Archaeology Institute. He originally studied the prehistory of Latis and the Ancient Latis Civilization, moving to Gradius to study the Wreek and their Wreek power and its connections with Ancient Latis. However, his interest of study shifted to the so-calçled "Prophecy of Fire", an ancient prophecy left by the Ancient Latis People which warned of the impending crisis which Latis would come to face.


  • The surname of this character, "Frehley", is probably a reference to Ace Frehley, an American guitarist mostly known for being one of the cofounders of the rock band Kiss.
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Salamander stages Bionic GermMeteorite SpaceBurning ChaosVolcano AreaSalamander Planetoid
Salamander (MSX) stages Top Flight Speed to LatisConduct to Space Station ZotSet the Crush Blow System - Planet EioneusSet the Crush Blow System - Planet LaviniaSet the Crush Blow System - Planet KierkeWrath of VenomCrush Salamander
Life Force-only stages Organic Speed ZoneTemple Zone
Salamander 2 stages Sub-life SpaceProminence FortressBio HazardHuge BattleshipAsteroidDoom Fortress
Salamander bosses GolemTetranIntruderFortress ValisDeathBig Core X3Jumping MoaiZelos Force
Port exclusive bosses ZylomGawGigaTutankhamonDead EndEnigmaTrue VenomMetal SlaveZelos Barrier
Salamander 2 bosses BiterHydraAbadonTenny RopPlate CoreCerberusDoom