-Played Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow again as Soma. Filled up 99.2% of the castle. I spent hours looking for the remaining percentage, but came up empty. I suspect that the room I'm missing is the room that apparently belongs to Man-Eater, whom I've only run into outside of a boss fight (not including the Boss Rush), somewhere in the Dance Hall, but there's the strong possibility that it's not even a boss (since they aren't that well hidden) or, if it is, that it's room isn't in the Dance Hall since I noticed that one or two of the bosses aren't in their original rooms, possibly because of how large they were.
-Eventually gave up on that and started a new game based on my previous data on Hard Mode under the impression that I'd be able to keep ALL of my spirits. I got to keep anything that wasn't a spirit gained from a statue, which kinda annoyed me because most of those were Ability spirits. Not being able to use Black Panther, the spirit that I loved most of all due to the fact that it allows me to dash through rooms extremely fast and anything that I'm powerful enough to kill off in one hit, saddened me. I could see taking away my high jump and my Great Bat abilities because I could easily and unwisely skip to the second to last boss if I wanted (provided I didn't die on my way there from being underleveled), but taking away everything else was unneccessary. At least I got to keep all of my items and weaponry.
-Made it to fight with Julius. I had a really hard time. Not only was I at a lower level than I was on my previous file, but he was stronger due to this being hard mode. After many a death and the usage of pretty much every healing item I had, I beat him.
-After restocking, I went to the Chaotic Realm. Not feeling like fighting much, I equipped the Iron Golem spirit and Black Panther'd my way through there. I made it to Chaos, but got beaten twice, once by its first form, once by it's second. I definitely need to go back and level up some more because when I did the math, I found out that I'd need to hit it 2.9 more times than I did in my previous file. By the way, I think the bad ending is much cooler than the good ending.