History Literature / Dracula

6th Apr '18 1:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* VampiresSleepInCoffins: The rules in Bram Stoker's original novel were actually way more complicated. Dracula lost his powers in the daylight and still had to rest sometime. He could only do so in a coffin containing soil from his homeland, and pouring holy water in the coffins ruined them for his use. A large part of the early hunt for Dracula was eliminating all his coffins and safehouses in England.
26th Mar '18 7:03:01 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* GratuitousGerman: Van Helsing sometimes offers examples, though he is a Dutchman rather than a German. Some of it may be justified, however, since German was famously the great language of science (and medicine, especially) in the late 19th century, so a learned professor should be quite familiar with it no matter his own national origin.
17th Mar '18 7:37:13 AM ComeWithMe
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* TheDogBitesBack: Renfield, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath even though it costs him his life]].
16th Mar '18 4:41:01 PM ComeWithMe
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Renfield.
21st Feb '18 1:28:08 PM Lymantria
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* FirstNameBasis
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Jonathan Harker (the first to encounter Dracula and instigator of the hunt)
** TheLancer: Arthur, Lord Godalming ([[ItsPersonal Has a good reason to seek revenge]] and [[AgentScully is initially the most sceptical]])
** TheBigGuy: Quincey Morris (provides the firepower)
** TheSmartGuy: '''Dr.''' John Seward
** TheChick: Mina Harker (has to deal with [[StayInTheKitchen the prejudice of the times]])
** [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: Van Helsing (the experienced vampire hunter who trains the others in the art of slaying the UnDead)

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* FirstNameBasis
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Jonathan Harker (the first to encounter Dracula and instigator of the hunt)
** TheLancer: Arthur, Lord Godalming ([[ItsPersonal Has a good reason to seek revenge]] and [[AgentScully is initially the most sceptical]])
** TheBigGuy: Quincey Morris (provides the firepower)
** TheSmartGuy: '''Dr.''' John Seward
** TheChick: Mina Harker (has to deal with [[StayInTheKitchen the prejudice of the times]])
** [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: Van Helsing (the experienced vampire hunter who trains the others in the art of slaying the UnDead)
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18th Jan '18 11:13:16 AM LordGro
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* DudeNotFunny: After Mina is vamped, and subsequently staked, Arthur gives a heartfelt speech about how, though they were never married, the transfusion of his blood into her veins made them more than husband and wife. Doctor Van Helsing is suddenly overcome with giggles and has to excuse himself. When Seward follows him out, Van Helsing giddily explains that since Mina had transfusions from four men (including himself), then by Arthur's logic, Mina was a bigamist. Doctor Seward finds it much less funny.

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* DudeNotFunny: After Mina Lucy is vamped, and subsequently staked, Arthur gives a heartfelt speech about how, though they were never married, the transfusion of his blood into her veins made them more than husband and wife. Doctor Van Helsing is suddenly overcome with giggles and has to excuse himself. When Seward follows him out, Van Helsing giddily explains that since Mina Lucy had transfusions from four men (including himself), then by Arthur's logic, Mina Lucy was a bigamist. Doctor Seward finds it much less funny.
17th Jan '18 8:19:37 PM ASTOL01
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* NoOntologicalInertia: Killing the original vampire before its bitten victims die (and subsequently resurrect as vampires) returns said victims to normal. Otherwise it's permanent (Can't exactly bring a walking corpse back to normal after all).

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* NoOntologicalInertia: Killing the original vampire before its bitten victims die (and subsequently resurrect as vampires) returns said victims to normal. Otherwise it's permanent (Can't exactly bring a walking corpse back to normal after all). Justified, in that bitten victims will simply heal naturally. Mina was bitten a few times and survived, and even Lucy required multiple, increasingly violent visits from Dracula, thanks to Doctor Van Helsing successfully resuscitating her.
17th Jan '18 5:55:57 PM ASTOL01
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** With the heavy allusions Stoker draws between vampirisim and rape/sex, it actually rather makes sense that Dracula would prefer to target women. It's also worth noting that his brides target men, and Lucy, the chaste ingenue, feeds on children.
17th Jan '18 5:46:55 PM ASTOL01
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* DudeNotFunny: After Mina is vamped, and subsequently staked, Arthur gives a heartfelt speech about how, though they were never married, the transfusion of his blood into her veins made them more than husband and wife. Doctor Van Helsing is suddenly overcome with giggles and has to excuse himself. When Seward follows him out, Van Helsing giddily explains that since Mina had transfusions from four men (including himself), then by Arhur's logic, Mina was a bigamist. Doctor Seward finds it much less funny.

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* DudeNotFunny: After Mina is vamped, and subsequently staked, Arthur gives a heartfelt speech about how, though they were never married, the transfusion of his blood into her veins made them more than husband and wife. Doctor Van Helsing is suddenly overcome with giggles and has to excuse himself. When Seward follows him out, Van Helsing giddily explains that since Mina had transfusions from four men (including himself), then by Arhur's Arthur's logic, Mina was a bigamist. Doctor Seward finds it much less funny.
17th Jan '18 5:46:34 PM ASTOL01
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* DudeNotFunny: After Mina is vamped, and subsequently staked, Arthur gives a heartfelt speech about how, though they were never married, the transfusion of his blood into her veins made them more than husband as wife. Doctor Van Helsing is suddenly overcome with giggles and has to excuse himself. When Seward follows him out, Van Helsing giddily explains that since Mina had transfusions from four men (including himself), then by Arhur's logic, Mina was a bigamist. Doctor Seward finds it much less funny.

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* DudeNotFunny: After Mina is vamped, and subsequently staked, Arthur gives a heartfelt speech about how, though they were never married, the transfusion of his blood into her veins made them more than husband as and wife. Doctor Van Helsing is suddenly overcome with giggles and has to excuse himself. When Seward follows him out, Van Helsing giddily explains that since Mina had transfusions from four men (including himself), then by Arhur's logic, Mina was a bigamist. Doctor Seward finds it much less funny.
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