History Literature / Dracula

14th Mar '17 1:57:04 AM CASCHero
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The brides are a bit of foreshadowing in regards the aftereffects of vamprisim due to their seductive, beautiful yet off-putting nature. Indeed when Lucy turns, she's shown to have the same traits and Mina likewise start exhibiting some of these as well after she's bitten.



* GoodScarsEvilScars: Mina gets an evil one that the Transylvanians recognise. Dracula gets one from Jonathan early on, but it's inconsistently described in the text.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: Mina gets an evil one that the Transylvanians recognise.recognize. Dracula gets one from Jonathan early on, but it's inconsistently described in the text.
5th Jan '17 3:46:48 AM TrollBrutal
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This book is now in the public domain, and can now be found [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345 on Project Gutenberg]]. As can be expected, it also played a very large role in inspiring Creator/{{Konami}}'s popular ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, up to and including the novel itself becoming canon to the games with the introduction of Quincey's family as a Belmont branch clan in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''.

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This book is now in the public domain, and can now be found [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345 on Project Gutenberg]]. As can be expected, it also played a very large role in inspiring Creator/{{Konami}}'s popular ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, up to and including the novel itself becoming canon to the games with the introduction of Quincey's family as a Belmont branch clan in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''.
5th Jan '17 3:37:58 AM Sabrewing
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This book is now in the public domain, and can now be found [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345 on Project Gutenberg]].

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This book is now in the public domain, and can now be found [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345 on Project Gutenberg]]. As can be expected, it also played a very large role in inspiring Creator/{{Konami}}'s popular ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise, up to and including the novel itself becoming canon to the games with the introduction of Quincey's family as a Belmont branch clan in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''.
26th Nov '16 10:42:43 AM Berrenta
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%%* AbridgedForChildren: The 1901 Abridged Edition.



* DroppedAbridgedOnIt: The 1901 Abridged Edition.
26th Nov '16 10:21:41 AM Demetrios
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* WouldHurtAChild: After Lucy was turned into a vampire, children were her favorite targets.
16th Nov '16 6:10:44 AM DelShiftB
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* SwitchingPOV: The novel is composed of a collection of journals. It slips up in one case, where Mrs. Harker refers to herself in third person in chapter XXVI (where she is writing a journal but mentions the others made details that she didn't hear.)
14th Nov '16 6:31:57 AM DelShiftB
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* RobbingTheDead: A thief steals the crucifix placed over Lucy's mouth, disrupting one of the plans Van Helsing had.
13th Nov '16 10:31:22 PM MadAnthony94
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Stoker was clearly trying to imply that Dracula is the historical Vlad III of Wallachia, but has mixed him up with John Hunyadi, a contemporary and sometime enemy of Vlad. It was actually Hunyadi who ruled Transylvania (Vlad was from Wallachia), held the title of Count, and had connections to the Szekely gypsies.
1st Oct '16 9:20:42 AM CASCHero
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* InformedAbility: Vampirism is really vague in this story and it's not really clear what it does besides what's shown. Most known is that it turns the victim into a monster, they gain a few powers and they drink blood. Okay fine, but outside that we only get hints that it's the worst thing ever for the victim, because apparently their souls are either trapped in their bodies or taken over by the monster they become (Lucy sudden shifts in demeanor as she's dying leads some credence to this). Or the person becomes corrupted and evil just from turning. Outside of feeding on humans, it never really goes into too much detail on the specifics of what's causing the change. But that might just add to the mystique for the sake of horror. Dr. Van Helsing also mentions a few vampire powers that are never used, like using a victim's tomb as an alternative sanctuary or animating normal corpses to do their bidding.

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* InformedAbility: Vampirism is really vague in this story and it's not really clear what it does besides what's shown. Most known is that it turns the victim into a monster, they gain a few powers and they drink blood. Okay fine, but outside that we only get hints that it's the worst thing ever for the victim, because apparently their souls are either trapped in their bodies or taken over by the monster they become (Lucy sudden shifts in demeanor as she's dying leads some credence to this). Or the person becomes corrupted and evil just from turning. Outside of feeding on humans, it never really goes into too much detail on the specifics of what's causing the change. But that might just add to the mystique for the sake of horror. Dr. Van Helsing also mentions a few vampire powers that are never used, like using a victim's tomb as an alternative sanctuary or animating normal corpses to do their bidding.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In the novel, [[spoiler:Jonathan Harker's]] escape from [[spoiler:Dracula's castle]]. Justified because [[spoiler:Jonathan was in no condition to write about that experience in his diary afterward, and nobody else was there to write about it either. The only snippets he manages to rveals is that he got out by crawling down a castle wall and was chased by something (either the brides or wolves in the area or both) but managing to elude them.]]

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In the novel, [[spoiler:Jonathan Harker's]] escape from [[spoiler:Dracula's castle]]. Justified because [[spoiler:Jonathan was in no condition to write about that experience in his diary afterward, and nobody else was there to write about it either. The only snippets he manages to rveals reveal is that he got out by crawling down a castle wall and was chased by something (either the brides or wolves in the area or both) but before managing to elude them.]]
1st Oct '16 9:17:50 AM CASCHero
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* InformedAbility: Vampirism is really vague in this story and it's not really clear what it does besides what's shown. Most known is that it turns the victim into a monster, they gain a few powers and they drink blood. Okay fine, but outside that we only get hints that it's the worst thing ever for the victim, because apparently their souls are either trapped in their bodies or taken over by the monster they become. Or the person becomes corrupted and evil just from turning. Was Lucy truly evil just be-old monster? Outside of feeding on humans, it never really goes into too much detail on the specifics of what's causing the change. But that might just add to the mystique for the sake of horror. Dr. Van Helsing also mentions a few vampire powers that are never used, like using a victim's tomb as an alternative sanctuary or animating normal corpses to do their bidding.

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* InformedAbility: Vampirism is really vague in this story and it's not really clear what it does besides what's shown. Most known is that it turns the victim into a monster, they gain a few powers and they drink blood. Okay fine, but outside that we only get hints that it's the worst thing ever for the victim, because apparently their souls are either trapped in their bodies or taken over by the monster they become.become (Lucy sudden shifts in demeanor as she's dying leads some credence to this). Or the person becomes corrupted and evil just from turning. Was Lucy truly evil just be-old monster? Outside of feeding on humans, it never really goes into too much detail on the specifics of what's causing the change. But that might just add to the mystique for the sake of horror. Dr. Van Helsing also mentions a few vampire powers that are never used, like using a victim's tomb as an alternative sanctuary or animating normal corpses to do their bidding.



* NoOntologicalInertia: Killing the original vampire before its bitten victims die (and subsequently resurrect as vampires) returns said victims to normal. Otherwise it's permanent.

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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.permanent (Can't exactly bring a walking corpse back to normal after all).



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In the novel, [[spoiler:Jonathan Harker's]] escape from [[spoiler:Dracula's castle]]. Justified because [[spoiler:Jonathan was in no condition to write about that experience in his diary afterward, and nobody else was there to write about it either.]]

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In the novel, [[spoiler:Jonathan Harker's]] escape from [[spoiler:Dracula's castle]]. Justified because [[spoiler:Jonathan was in no condition to write about that experience in his diary afterward, and nobody else was there to write about it either. The only snippets he manages to rveals is that he got out by crawling down a castle wall and was chased by something (either the brides or wolves in the area or both) but managing to elude them.]]
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