History Characters / Dracula

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[[folder: Jonathan Harker]]

* AuthorAvatar: Johnathan Harker is the character most critics believe is Stoker's AuthorAvatar.
* BrainFever
* CollateralAngst
* DeathByAdaptation: There are a few versions where he never leaves Dracula's castle alive... [[TranshumanTreachery not as a human anyway]].
* DrivenToMadness[=/=]HeroicBSOD
* HappilyMarried: Yes in the book Mina and he are the best examples of lovebirds you'll ever see.
* TheHero
* KukrisAreKool
* NaiveNewcomer
* TookALevelInBadass
* WallCrawl: How he escaped Dracula's castle.
* YouAreWorthHell: Vows to allow himself to become a vampire if Mina can't be saved, knowing full well he'll become an evil undead creature of the night, just to be with her. Thankfully it doesn't come to that.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Count Dracula]]

* ArchetypalCharacter
* AristocratsAreEvil
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Sort of a twisted version with the brides. The dialogue implies they were women he courted before turning them into vampires. After which the love was lost and he keeps them simply out of company. They disobey him when it came to Johnathan but otherwise there's a reason the vampire women stay in castle and serve Dracula (either from fear, respect for their "love", or just total control over them). Dracula bringing them a baby to eat shows he does somewhat still care for them.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassMustache
* BigBad
* ColdIron: Capable of being destroyed by this.
* ComboPlatterPowers
** IntangibleMan
** MindControl
** SuperSmoke
** SuperStrength
** VoluntaryShapeshifting, at the risk of ShapeshifterModeLock depending on time and location.
** WallCrawl: What confirms Harker's suspicions of him that he's not quite human. The brides attacking him is just the icing on the cake.
* TheCorrupter: His three vampire brides are a foreshadowing of this. It comes into full play when Lucy falls victim to him and rises as a vampire.
* DaywalkingVampire: Granted he's weakened in the sunlight and can't use his powers (it's stated if he in a certain form when the sun comes up, he's stuck till nightfall). But otherwise sunlight isn't fatal to him and just the equivalent of staying up past his bedtime.
* DeathSeeker: Somewhat implied
* EatsBabies: Implied though he mostly goes after women.
* EvilOldFolks: Resembles an old man when first introduced.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Inflicting Mina with vampirism as a way to see what the heroes are doing while slowly turning her into a vampire. However he didn't think Van Helsing would use it to ''track him''.
* InformedAbility: Van Helsing mentions a number of powers Dracula never uses, like controlling corpses and using the tombs of victims as alternative sanctuaries.
* KissOfTheVampire
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad: In the final showdown, due to being confined to his coffin. Justifed though as Van Helsing states they could never take him while he's active and have to get him when he's weakened]].
* ObviouslyEvil
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Mostly because [[UnbuiltTrope he predates]] a lot of other vampire fiction. Later stories Flanderized some of the details in this book, and blended them with the traditional folklore. For instance, Dracula sleeps during the day... but he can stay up all day if he wants, like a human staying up all night, and he doesn't burst into flames in direct sunlight.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedRightHand: Described as having a large nose, a uni-brow, a 'cruel-looking' mouth, and hairy palms. [[SarcasmMode Hot!]]
** To elaborate the mouth-bit, he is described having unusually red lips and a mild overbite, emphasizing his ever so slightly sharp teeth. And giving Jonathan his first clue there something inhuman about him.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* TermsOfEndangerment
* TheVirus
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[[folder: Mina Harker]]

* BadassDamsel: She is actually pretty smart and organized, not to mention she holds it together MUCH better than her husband and is determined to help.
* BreakTheCutie
* TheChick
* {{Chickification}}: Arguably happens in many movie adaptations of the original source material. In the novel, she was a well-educated assistant schoolmistress who took care of Lucy early on and kept her from sleepwalking, nursed Johnathan back to health when he was sick and functioned as the secretary of the group, organizing the notes on Dracula. After being attacked, she uses her new-found physic link to help the males keep track of what the BigBad was doing. All this changed in the 1931 movie adaptation and many later versions in which she was turned into a weeping, hysterical DistressedDamsel who is often in love with Dracula.
* CompositeCharacter: With Lucy in several adaptations.
* [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scar]]: The wafer imprint on her forehead that Van Helsing blesses her with after Dracula's attack. An indication that half of her has become a vampire and she's still in danger of joining the undead (it could be argued she practically ''is'' undead at that point, it just her mindset that hasn't converted to bloodlust yet). It goes away once Dracula is killed.
* HappilyMarried: Is in a loving relationship with her husband Jonathan, and is not even remotely interested in Dracula though the two don't really meet in the book beyond Dracula's attack on her in retaliation for killing Lucy. Adaptations, of course, can't help screwing with this.
* TheHeart
* HypocriticalHumor: Mina mocks the "New Woman" a few times in her journal.
* IMadeCopies: After Dracula attacks Mina, he trashes Seward's study and burns the ScrapbookStory the heroes are keeping. Unfortunately for him, they had another copy locked up in a safe.
* PluckyGirl
* PsychicLink
* RailEnthusiast
* RedRightHand
* SympathyForTheDevil
* StayInTheKitchen: Deconstructed, as leaving Mina out of the action turns out to be the worst thing the men can do for her.
* TeamMom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Lucy's Girly Girl.
* TranshumanTreachery: Defied. The brides and Dracula try to force Mina to help them, but she refuses.
* VampireRefugee: Unlike Lucy, she wasn't fully drained but is still in danger of turning as she was forced to drink Dracula's blood, inflicting her with vampirism.
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[[folder: Lucy Westenra]]

* CompositeCharacter: With Mina in several adaptations.
* TheCutie: Lucy has three men ask for her hand in marriage in one day, and they then all pledge to protect [[spoiler: and avenge]] her.
* DistressedDamsel
* EatsBabies: Tries to, as a vampire...
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The original novel - and interestingly eyewitnesses later describe undead vampire Lucy as having dark hair.
** AdaptationDyeJob: In other adaptations she runs the gamut from brunette to red hair.
* IllGirl
* KillTheCutie
** CorruptTheCutie: Her vampire form.
* SacrificialLion: Killed to show the effects of vampirism on a fully drained victim.
* {{Sleepwalking}}: Though implied to be Dracula mind controlling her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Mina's Tomboy.
* TranshumanTreachery: Depends on the adaptation. In many she mostly just animal-like due to the vampirism (usually implied she still a newborn and hasn't got control of her powers yet). But in a few others, she seems fully aware what she's doing once turned and goes along with it willingly.
* TheVamp: The only time she speaks as a vampire she tries to seduce Arthur before trying to go for his neck. Van Helsing stops her just as she about to reach him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing]]

* BadassBookworm
* BluntMetaphorsTrauma
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue
* FunnyForeigner
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* HerrDoctor
* ImplacableMan
* [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]
* MrExposition
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: We're first introduced to Van Helsing in a letter from John Seward to Arthur Holmwood. Seward mentions his mentor's many talents. The very next letter is from Van Helsing to Seward, and is titled 'Letter, Abraham Van Helsing, MD, [=DPh=], D. Lit, Etc, Etc, to Dr. Seward'.
* PoirotSpeak
* TheProfessor
* ScienceHero
* TeamDad
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Quincey Morris]]

* AgentMulder: It doesn't take much to convince Quincey Morris there are vampires about.
* AmericansAreCowboys
* TheBigGuy: Provides the firepower
* DeadpanSnarker
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Lucy likes his funny turns of phrase, so when he proposes to her, he hams up the quaint cowboy-themed metaphors to an almost sickening degree.
* FunnyForeigner
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* KnifeNut: He wields a Bowie knife when facing Dracula [[spoiler:and manages to, with Jonathan's help, kill him with it.]]
* SeenItAll
* SouthernGentleman
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lord Arthur Goldaming ]]

* AgentScully: Starts out this way.
* ChekhovsGun: His dog whistle.
* TheLancer: He has one of the best motivations for going after Dracula and is the most questioning and skeptical.
* StakingTheLovedOne
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dr. John Seward]]

* AgentScully: At first.
* BuffySpeak
* DeadpanSnarker
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Dr. Seward is a general practitioner, ''every'' type of surgeon and a psychiatrist to boot.
* TheSmartGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Renfield]]

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Mina showing him some genuine concern and kindness prompts him to warn her of Dracula.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In some adaptations, he was the previous real estate agent who went to Dracula's castle and fell under Dracula's spell, going mad in the process.
* HeelFaceTurn
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* TheRenfield: Subverted, ironically.
* VampireVannabe
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[[folder: The Brides]]

* AdaptationDyeJob: In various film and television depictions, the brides are depicted with varying hair colors or shades. Usually depicted as a trio consisting of [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead one blonde, one brunette, and one redhead]], one adaptation depicts them as two blondes and a redhead!
* AmazonBrigade: As short a role they had in the book, they certainly show they're fearsome creatures. It's only because of Dracula they're prevent from feeding on Harker when it's clear if they had the chance, Harker would've been drained instantly and most likely turned into a vampire. And it's only due to Van Helsing's wafers they were kept at bay from taking Mina. And even then they don't give up on trying to get her till the sun rises, even killing the pair's horses. If it was anyone else looking after Mina, the Brides would've most likely overpowered her protectors and claimed Mina easily.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: How they are depicted sometimes in certain adaptations.
* BlondesAreEvil: The bride leader. Ironically she's viewed as the youngest among the three. Most likely the last victim before Lucy.
* CoDragons: The closest Dracula has
* DoesNotLikeShoes: My adaptation portray them as barefoot. Being vampires with supernatural powers, they wouldn't have much need for them anyway.
* EatsBabies: In many adaptations, after stopping them from feeding on Jonathan Dracula appeases them with a sack that wriggling. It's never really stated what was in it but many versions assume it's a baby. Jonathan blacks out just as the brides crowd around the sack to spare us the details (though depending on what your reading/watching you'll probably see a GoryDiscretionShot or a short aftermath of the feeding with the brides smiling contently as blood dribbles from their lips.)
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale Skinned Brunettes and a Blond]]: Of course, they're the walking undead after all.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: They're a preview of Dracula's previous victims if his vampirisim is completed without interruption. Though neither Harker or the reader know that when we first meet them.
* HornyDevils
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: While Jonathan saw Dracula scaling the walls of the castle, he chalked it up to fatigue from his trip and his eyes playing tricks on him. Then they had to try and prematurely feed on him before his paperwork with Dracula is done. Needless to say it's all the proof Jonathan needed to realize the count wasn't human and make to escape. The stupid thing too is that Drac was gonna give Jonathan to them once the business was conducted and if they had waited, he wouldn't have been none the wiser.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The two dark-haired brides.
* RuleOfThree
* [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Be With Dracula Together]]: Once Mina and Van Helsing are near the castle, they sense how near vampiric Mina's become and go to collect her. Beckoning her to join their fold since she Dracula's latest bride, even calling her their "sister". A good thing Van Helsing decided to look after her or the brides would've become a foursome as Mina's clearly feeling the urge to join them.
* TheVamp: All three of them.
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[[folder: Jonathan Harker]]

[[index]]
* AuthorAvatar: Johnathan Harker is the character most critics believe is Stoker's AuthorAvatar.
[[Characters/DraculaLiterature Literature]]
* BrainFever
* CollateralAngst
* DeathByAdaptation: There are a few versions where he never leaves Dracula's castle alive... [[TranshumanTreachery not as a human anyway]].
* DrivenToMadness[=/=]HeroicBSOD
* HappilyMarried: Yes in the book Mina and he are the best examples of lovebirds you'll ever see.
* TheHero
* KukrisAreKool
* NaiveNewcomer
* TookALevelInBadass
* WallCrawl: How he escaped Dracula's castle.
* YouAreWorthHell: Vows to allow himself to become a vampire if Mina can't be saved, knowing full well he'll become an evil undead creature of the night, just to be with her. Thankfully it doesn't come to that.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Count Dracula]]

* ArchetypalCharacter
* AristocratsAreEvil
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Sort of a twisted version with the brides. The dialogue implies they were women he courted before turning them into vampires. After which the love was lost and he keeps them simply out of company. They disobey him when it came to Johnathan but otherwise there's a reason the vampire women stay in castle and serve Dracula (either from fear, respect for their "love", or just total control over them). Dracula bringing them a baby to eat shows he does somewhat still care for them.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassMustache
* BigBad
* ColdIron: Capable of being destroyed by this.
* ComboPlatterPowers
** IntangibleMan
** MindControl
** SuperSmoke
** SuperStrength
** VoluntaryShapeshifting, at the risk of ShapeshifterModeLock depending on time and location.
** WallCrawl: What confirms Harker's suspicions of him that he's not quite human. The brides attacking him is just the icing on the cake.
* TheCorrupter: His three vampire brides are a foreshadowing of this. It comes into full play when Lucy falls victim to him and rises as a vampire.
* DaywalkingVampire: Granted he's weakened in the sunlight and can't use his powers (it's stated if he in a certain form when the sun comes up, he's stuck till nightfall). But otherwise sunlight isn't fatal to him and just the equivalent of staying up past his bedtime.
* DeathSeeker: Somewhat implied
* EatsBabies: Implied though he mostly goes after women.
* EvilOldFolks: Resembles an old man when first introduced.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Inflicting Mina with vampirism as a way to see what the heroes are doing while slowly turning her into a vampire. However he didn't think Van Helsing would use it to ''track him''.
* InformedAbility: Van Helsing mentions a number of powers Dracula never uses, like controlling corpses and using the tombs of victims as alternative sanctuaries.
* KissOfTheVampire
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad: In the final showdown, due to being confined to his coffin. Justifed though as Van Helsing states they could never take him while he's active and have to get him when he's weakened]].
* ObviouslyEvil
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Mostly because [[UnbuiltTrope he predates]] a lot of other vampire fiction. Later stories Flanderized some of the details in this book, and blended them with the traditional folklore. For instance, Dracula sleeps during the day... but he can stay up all day if he wants, like a human staying up all night, and he doesn't burst into flames in direct sunlight.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedRightHand: Described as having a large nose, a uni-brow, a 'cruel-looking' mouth, and hairy palms. [[SarcasmMode Hot!]]
** To elaborate the mouth-bit, he is described having unusually red lips and a mild overbite, emphasizing his ever so slightly sharp teeth. And giving Jonathan his first clue there something inhuman about him.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* TermsOfEndangerment
* TheVirus
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mina Harker]]

* BadassDamsel: She is actually pretty smart and organized, not to mention she holds it together MUCH better than her husband and is determined to help.
* BreakTheCutie
* TheChick
* {{Chickification}}: Arguably happens in many movie adaptations of the original source material. In the novel, she was a well-educated assistant schoolmistress who took care of Lucy early on and kept her from sleepwalking, nursed Johnathan back to health when he was sick and functioned as the secretary of the group, organizing the notes on Dracula. After being attacked, she uses her new-found physic link to help the males keep track of what the BigBad was doing. All this changed in the 1931 movie adaptation and many later versions in which she was turned into a weeping, hysterical DistressedDamsel who is often in love with Dracula.
* CompositeCharacter: With Lucy in several adaptations.
* [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scar]]: The wafer imprint on her forehead that Van Helsing blesses her with after Dracula's attack. An indication that half of her has become a vampire and she's still in danger of joining the undead (it could be argued she practically ''is'' undead at that point, it just her mindset that hasn't converted to bloodlust yet). It goes away once Dracula is killed.
* HappilyMarried: Is in a loving relationship with her husband Jonathan, and is not even remotely interested in Dracula though the two don't really meet in the book beyond Dracula's attack on her in retaliation for killing Lucy. Adaptations, of course, can't help screwing with this.
* TheHeart
* HypocriticalHumor: Mina mocks the "New Woman" a few times in her journal.
* IMadeCopies: After Dracula attacks Mina, he trashes Seward's study and burns the ScrapbookStory the heroes are keeping. Unfortunately for him, they had another copy locked up in a safe.
* PluckyGirl
* PsychicLink
* RailEnthusiast
* RedRightHand
* SympathyForTheDevil
* StayInTheKitchen: Deconstructed, as leaving Mina out of the action turns out to be the worst thing the men can do for her.
* TeamMom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Lucy's Girly Girl.
* TranshumanTreachery: Defied. The brides and Dracula try to force Mina to help them, but she refuses.
* VampireRefugee: Unlike Lucy, she wasn't fully drained but is still in danger of turning as she was forced to drink Dracula's blood, inflicting her with vampirism.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lucy Westenra]]

* CompositeCharacter: With Mina in several adaptations.
* TheCutie: Lucy has three men ask for her hand in marriage in one day, and they then all pledge to protect [[spoiler: and avenge]] her.
* DistressedDamsel
* EatsBabies: Tries to, as a vampire...
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The original novel - and interestingly eyewitnesses later describe undead vampire Lucy as having dark hair.
** AdaptationDyeJob: In other adaptations she runs the gamut from brunette to red hair.
* IllGirl
* KillTheCutie
** CorruptTheCutie: Her vampire form.
* SacrificialLion: Killed to show the effects of vampirism on a fully drained victim.
* {{Sleepwalking}}: Though implied to be Dracula mind controlling her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Mina's Tomboy.
* TranshumanTreachery: Depends on the adaptation. In many she mostly just animal-like due to the vampirism (usually implied she still a newborn and hasn't got control of her powers yet). But in a few others, she seems fully aware what she's doing once turned and goes along with it willingly.
* TheVamp: The only time she speaks as a vampire she tries to seduce Arthur before trying to go for his neck. Van Helsing stops her just as she about to reach him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing]]

* BadassBookworm
* BluntMetaphorsTrauma
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue
* FunnyForeigner
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* HerrDoctor
* ImplacableMan
* [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]
* MrExposition
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: We're first introduced to Van Helsing in a letter from John Seward to Arthur Holmwood. Seward mentions his mentor's many talents. The very next letter is from Van Helsing to Seward, and is titled 'Letter, Abraham Van Helsing, MD, [=DPh=], D. Lit, Etc, Etc, to Dr. Seward'.
* PoirotSpeak
* TheProfessor
* ScienceHero
* TeamDad
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Quincey Morris]]

* AgentMulder: It doesn't take much to convince Quincey Morris there are vampires about.
* AmericansAreCowboys
* TheBigGuy: Provides the firepower
* DeadpanSnarker
* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Lucy likes his funny turns of phrase, so when he proposes to her, he hams up the quaint cowboy-themed metaphors to an almost sickening degree.
* FunnyForeigner
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* KnifeNut: He wields a Bowie knife when facing Dracula [[spoiler:and manages to, with Jonathan's help, kill him with it.]]
* SeenItAll
* SouthernGentleman
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lord Arthur Goldaming ]]

* AgentScully: Starts out this way.
* ChekhovsGun: His dog whistle.
* TheLancer: He has one of the best motivations for going after Dracula and is the most questioning and skeptical.
* StakingTheLovedOne
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dr. John Seward]]

* AgentScully: At first.
* BuffySpeak
* DeadpanSnarker
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Dr. Seward is a general practitioner, ''every'' type of surgeon and a psychiatrist to boot.
* TheSmartGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Renfield]]

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Mina showing him some genuine concern and kindness prompts him to warn her of Dracula.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In some adaptations, he was the previous real estate agent who went to Dracula's castle and fell under Dracula's spell, going mad in the process.
* HeelFaceTurn
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* TheRenfield: Subverted, ironically.
* VampireVannabe
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Brides]]

* AdaptationDyeJob: In various film and television depictions, the brides are depicted with varying hair colors or shades. Usually depicted as a trio consisting of [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead one blonde, one brunette, and one redhead]], one adaptation depicts them as two blondes and a redhead!
* AmazonBrigade: As short a role they had in the book, they certainly show they're fearsome creatures. It's only because of Dracula they're prevent from feeding on Harker when it's clear if they had the chance, Harker would've been drained instantly and most likely turned into a vampire. And it's only due to Van Helsing's wafers they were kept at bay from taking Mina. And even then they don't give up on trying to get her till the sun rises, even killing the pair's horses. If it was anyone else looking after Mina, the Brides would've most likely overpowered her protectors and claimed Mina easily.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: How they are depicted sometimes in certain adaptations.
* BlondesAreEvil: The bride leader. Ironically she's viewed as the youngest among the three. Most likely the last victim before Lucy.
* CoDragons: The closest Dracula has
* DoesNotLikeShoes: My adaptation portray them as barefoot. Being vampires with supernatural powers, they wouldn't have much need for them anyway.
* EatsBabies: In many adaptations, after stopping them from feeding on Jonathan Dracula appeases them with a sack that wriggling. It's never really stated what was in it but many versions assume it's a baby. Jonathan blacks out just as the brides crowd around the sack to spare us the details (though depending on what your reading/watching you'll probably see a GoryDiscretionShot or a short aftermath of the feeding with the brides smiling contently as blood dribbles from their lips.)
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale Skinned Brunettes and a Blond]]: Of course, they're the walking undead after all.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: They're a preview of Dracula's previous victims if his vampirisim is completed without interruption. Though neither Harker or the reader know that when we first meet them.
* HornyDevils
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: While Jonathan saw Dracula scaling the walls of the castle, he chalked it up to fatigue from his trip and his eyes playing tricks on him. Then they had to try and prematurely feed on him before his paperwork with Dracula is done. Needless to say it's all the proof Jonathan needed to realize the count wasn't human and make to escape. The stupid thing too is that Drac was gonna give Jonathan to them once the business was conducted and if they had waited, he wouldn't have been none the wiser.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The two dark-haired brides.
* RuleOfThree
* [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Be With Dracula Together]]: Once Mina and Van Helsing are near the castle, they sense how near vampiric Mina's become and go to collect her. Beckoning her to join their fold since she Dracula's latest bride, even calling her their "sister". A good thing Van Helsing decided to look after her or the brides would've become a foursome as Mina's clearly feeling the urge to join them.
* TheVamp: All three of them.
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[[Characters/DraculaSeries Series]]
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21st Oct '13 4:16:06 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Oct '13 11:01:09 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* HappilyMarried: Is in a loving relationship with her husband Jonathan, and is not even remotely interested in Dracula though the two don't really meet in the book beyond Dracula's attack on her in retaliation for killing Lucy. But if you look at any other adaptation then it becomes...

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* HappilyMarried: Is in a loving relationship with her husband Jonathan, and is not even remotely interested in Dracula though the two don't really meet in the book beyond Dracula's attack on her in retaliation for killing Lucy. But if you look at any other adaptation then it becomes...Adaptations, of course, can't help screwing with this.
18th Oct '13 10:47:28 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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** YourCheatingHeart: Since writers do have the two meet, with Dracula charming her and the eventual discovery that he's not human. It's through this and being bitten that she's willing to risk her marriage and leave Johnathan to be with Dracula. See also Transhuman Treachery below.



* TranshumanTreachery: A few adaptation due to the growing vampirism in her, especially if she's been seduced or charmed by Dracula. So much so that she'll completely forget about Johnathan and willingly allow herself to become a vampire, thus needing to be look after to keep her in check. However considering that, in the book, she is sympathetic to Dracula even after being bitten by him. It does sorta fit her character, albeit in a CharacterExaggeration way
* VampireRefugee: Unlike Lucy, she wasn't fully drained but is still in danger of turning as she was forced to drink Dracula's blood, inflicting her with vampirism. Depending on the adaptation, either it's just a psychic link between her and Dracula with the turning never getting further then that. Or her gaining fangs and becoming more like Dracula's brides as they get closer to the castle. Either way, she's nearly on the edge of joining the undead at that point.

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* TranshumanTreachery: A few adaptation due to the growing vampirism in her, especially if she's been seduced or charmed by Dracula. So much so that she'll completely forget about Johnathan Defied. The brides and willingly allow herself to become a vampire, thus needing to be look after to keep her in check. However considering that, in the book, she is sympathetic to Dracula even after being bitten by him. It does sorta fit her character, albeit in a CharacterExaggeration way
try to force Mina to help them, but she refuses.
* VampireRefugee: Unlike Lucy, she wasn't fully drained but is still in danger of turning as she was forced to drink Dracula's blood, inflicting her with vampirism. Depending on the adaptation, either it's just a psychic link between her and Dracula with the turning never getting further then that. Or her gaining fangs and becoming more like Dracula's brides as they get closer to the castle. Either way, she's nearly on the edge of joining the undead at that point.



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* KnifeNut: He wields a Bowie knife when facing Dracula [[spoiler: and manages to, with Jonathan's help, kill him with it.]]

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* KnifeNut: He wields a Bowie knife when facing Dracula [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and manages to, with Jonathan's help, kill him with it.]]
28th Sep '13 2:00:38 PM Angelus
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* CoDragons: The closest Dracula has
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: They're a preview of Dracula's previous victims if his vampirisim is completed without interruption. Though neither Harker or the reader know that when we first meet them.
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* AmericansAreCowboys
24th Jun '13 9:37:18 AM Lale
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Inflicting Mina with vampirism as a way to see what the heroes are doing while slowly turning her into a vampire. However he didn't think Helsing would use it to ''track him''.
* InformedAbility: Helsing mentions a number of powers Dracula never uses, like controlling corpses and using the tombs of victims as alternative sanctuaries.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Inflicting Mina with vampirism as a way to see what the heroes are doing while slowly turning her into a vampire. However he didn't think Van Helsing would use it to ''track him''.
* InformedAbility: Van Helsing mentions a number of powers Dracula never uses, like controlling corpses and using the tombs of victims as alternative sanctuaries.



* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad: In the final showdown, due to being confined to his coffin. Justifed though as Helsing states they could never take him while he's active and have to get him when he's weakened]].

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* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad: In the final showdown, due to being confined to his coffin. Justifed though as Van Helsing states they could never take him while he's active and have to get him when he's weakened]].



* [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scar]]: The wafer imprint on her forehead that Helsing blesses her with after Dracula's attack. An indication that half of her has become a vampire and she's still in danger of joining the undead (it could be argued she practically ''is'' undead at that point, it just her mindset that hasn't converted to bloodlust yet). It goes away once Dracula is killed.

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* [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scar]]: The wafer imprint on her forehead that Van Helsing blesses her with after Dracula's attack. An indication that half of her has become a vampire and she's still in danger of joining the undead (it could be argued she practically ''is'' undead at that point, it just her mindset that hasn't converted to bloodlust yet). It goes away once Dracula is killed.



* TheVamp: The only time she speaks as a vampire she tries to seduce Arthur before trying to go for his neck. Helsing stops her just as she about to reach him.

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* TheVamp: The only time she speaks as a vampire she tries to seduce Arthur before trying to go for his neck. Van Helsing stops her just as she about to reach him.



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: We're first introduced to Van Helsing in a letter from John Seward to Arthur Holmwood. Seward mentions his mentor's many talents. The very next letter is from Van Helsing to Seward, and is titled 'Letter, Abraham Van Helsing, MD, DPh, D. Lit, Etc, Etc, to Dr. Seward'.

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: We're first introduced to Van Helsing in a letter from John Seward to Arthur Holmwood. Seward mentions his mentor's many talents. The very next letter is from Van Helsing to Seward, and is titled 'Letter, Abraham Van Helsing, MD, DPh, [=DPh=], D. Lit, Etc, Etc, to Dr. Seward'.



* AmazonBrigade: As short a role they had in the book, they certainly show they're fearsome creatures. It's only because of Dracula they're prevent from feeding on Harker when it's clear if they had the chance, Harker would've been drained instantly and most likely turned into a vampire. And it's only due to Helsing's wafers they were kept at bay from taking Mina. And even then they don't give up on trying to get her till the sun rises, even killing the pair's horses. If it was anyone else looking after Mina, the Brides would've most likely overpowered her protectors and claimed Mina easily.

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* AmazonBrigade: As short a role they had in the book, they certainly show they're fearsome creatures. It's only because of Dracula they're prevent from feeding on Harker when it's clear if they had the chance, Harker would've been drained instantly and most likely turned into a vampire. And it's only due to Van Helsing's wafers they were kept at bay from taking Mina. And even then they don't give up on trying to get her till the sun rises, even killing the pair's horses. If it was anyone else looking after Mina, the Brides would've most likely overpowered her protectors and claimed Mina easily.



* [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Be With Dracula Together]]: Once Mina and Helsing are near the castle, they sense how near vampiric Mina's become and go to collect her. Beckoning her to join their fold since she Dracula's latest bride, even calling her their "sister". A good thing Helsing decided to look after her or the brides would've become a foursome as Mina's clearly feeling the urge to join them.

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* [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Be With Dracula Together]]: Once Mina and Van Helsing are near the castle, they sense how near vampiric Mina's become and go to collect her. Beckoning her to join their fold since she Dracula's latest bride, even calling her their "sister". A good thing Van Helsing decided to look after her or the brides would've become a foursome as Mina's clearly feeling the urge to join them.
24th Jun '13 9:18:30 AM Lale
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* InformedAbility: Helsing mentions a number of powers Dracula never uses, like controlling corpses and using the tombs of victims as alternative sanctuaries. For how powerful, intelligent, and vicious he's supposed to be he puts in a pretty pathetic showing, especially since his enemies sleep in a base he knows about and has access to and he ambushes them outside it several times.

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* InformedAbility: Helsing mentions a number of powers Dracula never uses, like controlling corpses and using the tombs of victims as alternative sanctuaries. For how powerful, intelligent, and vicious he's supposed to be he puts in a pretty pathetic showing, especially since his enemies sleep in a base he knows about and has access to and he ambushes them outside it several times.
13th Jun '13 8:05:55 AM Retro7
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* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad: In the final showdown, due to being confined to his coffin]].

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* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad: In the final showdown, due to being confined to his coffin]].coffin. Justifed though as Helsing states they could never take him while he's active and have to get him when he's weakened]].
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