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3rd Dec '16 2:40:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** ''Film/VanHelsing'' was originally planned as a direct prequel to ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' (with Anthony Hopkins reprising his role as Van Helsing) to set up the doctor's history with the vampire, but it never panned out.
3rd Dec '16 2:40:01 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Since Stoker died in 1912, the novel is now public domain basically everywhere, and so is the film.
** Remade as Creator/WernerHerzog's ''Nosferatu the Vampyre'' in 1979, this time using the original names and starring Creator/KlausKinski as Dracula.
* Numerous Film/HammerHorror versions and adaptations starting with 1958 ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'', which cemented Creator/ChristopherLee as the second most famous Dracula after Lugosi.
** Popularized the term "Brides of Dracula" (the title of [[Film/TheBridesOfDracula a film]] that ''didn't'' include Big D himself) who are female minions he turned.
** The Hammer series was also the first to drag him into a contemporary setting, in 1972's ''Film/DraculaAD1972''.

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** Since Stoker died in 1912, the novel is now public domain basically everywhere, and so is the film.
** Remade as
* Creator/WernerHerzog's remade the original as ''Nosferatu the Vampyre'' in 1979, this time using the original names and starring Creator/KlausKinski as Dracula.
* Numerous Film/HammerHorror versions and adaptations starting with 1958 ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'', which cemented Creator/ChristopherLee as the second most famous Dracula after Lugosi.
** Popularized the term "Brides of Dracula" (the title of [[Film/TheBridesOfDracula a film]] that ''didn't'' include Big D himself) who are female minions he turned.
**
Lugosi. The Hammer series was also the first to drag him into a contemporary setting, in 1972's ''Film/DraculaAD1972''.



* The villain of ''Film/BladeTrinity'', Drake, is explicitly identified as Dracula.
* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', they completely rewrite the origin of Dracula, as he turns out to be [[spoiler:Judas -- that's right, the Biblical one, hence the hatred for all things Christian]]. Also, although he isn't partial to stakes through the heart, going years without feeding on blood, being burned and being exposed to sunlight and silver, the only thing to kill him permanently is being hanged -- since that's how [[spoiler:Judas Iscariot]] originally died. His offspring, however, are vulnerable to all the usual vampire weaknesses.
** The movie also gained two straight to video sequels: ''Dracula II: Ascension'' and ''Dracula III: Legacy''.

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* The villain of ''Film/BladeTrinity'', ''Film/BladeTrinity'': Drake, the first vampire, is explicitly identified as Dracula.
said to have used many aliases over the years, with Dracula being one of them.
* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', they completely rewrite the origin of Dracula, as he turns out to be [[spoiler:Judas -- that's right, the Biblical one, hence the hatred for all things Christian]]. Also, although he isn't partial to stakes through the heart, going years without feeding on blood, being burned and being exposed to sunlight and silver, the only thing to kill him permanently is being hanged -- since that's how [[spoiler:Judas Iscariot]] originally died. His offspring, however, are vulnerable to all the usual vampire weaknesses.
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weaknesses. The movie also gained two straight to video sequels: ''Dracula II: Ascension'' and ''Dracula III: Legacy''.



** In point of fact, Regehr's portrayal of Dracula in ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' is considered one of the all time greatest portrayals of the character in the history of cinema.
3rd Dec '16 2:35:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Stoker invented some of the classic vampire traits, such as not having a reflection, and popularised others, like {{shapeshifting}} into animal forms and the aversion to garlic and crucifixes. But [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Dracula does not follow the standard rules]] in the novel, largely because he [[UnbuiltTrope predates most of them]]. Sunlight does not do any harm to him, though his powers are diminished in daylight and it [[ShapeshifterModeLock prevents him from shapeshifting]]. He also starts as an old man and de-ages as he drinks blood, a tidbit kept in only by a few of the adaptations. ''None'' of them kept his abilities to slip through knife-edge cracks in masonry (unless you count the turning to mist, which may pop up occasionally, such as a power of [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]], the son of Dracula) or turn into 'elemental dust in moonlight', however...

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Stoker invented some of the classic vampire traits, such as not having a reflection, and popularised others, like {{shapeshifting}} into animal forms and the aversion to garlic and crucifixes. But [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Dracula does not follow the standard rules]] in the novel, largely because he [[UnbuiltTrope predates most of them]]. Sunlight does not do any harm to him, though his powers are diminished in daylight and it [[ShapeshifterModeLock prevents him from shapeshifting]]. He also starts as an old man and de-ages as he drinks blood, a tidbit kept in only by a few of the adaptations. ''None'' of them kept his abilities to slip through knife-edge cracks in masonry (unless you count the turning to mist, which may pop up occasionally, such as a power of [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]], the son of Dracula) or turn into 'elemental dust in moonlight', however...\n
30th Nov '16 12:36:29 AM Doug86
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* {{Fables}} has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them, happy get to the fame for it.

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* {{Fables}} ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them, happy get to the fame for it.
7th Nov '16 7:43:58 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* {{Darkstalkers}} has Demitri Maximoff whose the universe equivalent to Drucula, Demitri is tall dark, ripped and handsome and incredibly dangerous and powerful Vampire count. Who enjoys drinking the blood of virgin girls like it's wine. Demitri is a AntiHero at the best of times often joining the Darkstalker cast fight the bigger evil and is attracted to the MsFanservice and FemmeFatale of the series Morrigan.
** In gameplay his moveset is strikingly similar to Ryu and Ken from ''Franchise/{{StreetFighter}}'' and his special "Midnight Bliss" move can transform any males characters into attractive [[DoubleStandard female versions]] of themselves or just hotter if they're already ladies.

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* {{Darkstalkers}} has Demitri Maximoff whose the universe equivalent to Drucula, Demitri is tall dark, ripped and handsome and a incredibly dangerous and powerful Vampire count. Who enjoys drinking the blood of virgin girls like it's wine. Demitri is a AntiHero at the best of times often joining the Darkstalker cast fight the bigger evil and is attracted to the MsFanservice and FemmeFatale of the series Morrigan.Morrigan Aensland.
** In gameplay his moveset is strikingly similar to Ryu and Ken from ''Franchise/{{StreetFighter}}'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and his special "Midnight Bliss" move can transform any males characters into attractive [[DoubleStandard female versions]] of themselves or just hotter if they're already ladies.
7th Nov '16 7:16:53 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* {{Fables}} has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them, Happy get to the fame for it.

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* {{Fables}} has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them, Happy happy get to the fame for it.
7th Nov '16 7:08:08 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* {{Fables}} has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them. Happy get to them fame for it.

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* {{Fables}} has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them. them, Happy get to them the fame for it.
6th Nov '16 8:53:15 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** Hellsing's Alucard; is absolute badass, GunsAkimbo,OneManArmy AntiHero/VillainProtagonist with a SlasherSmile who spills enough blood to fill three Olympic swimming pools. He also the [[InvincibleHero strongest character in the series]] being unable to be killed by ANY of the normal Vampire rules even a wooden stake from the holy cross can't kill him. While he is just as evil and cruel as the people he's fighting (WHO ARE [[ThoseWackyNazis NAZIS]]) Alucard does have sympathetic side seen with the women he cares for such as his babe sidekick [[ActionGirl Seras Victoria]] and of course his boss Integra. [[spoiler: Alucard also sheds some ManlyTears when he's arch rival [[BadassPreacher Anderson]] has a monster power up saying he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guessing correctly that Alucard never wanted to become a vampire and that "monsters shouldn't cry"]].

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** Hellsing's Alucard; is absolute badass, GunsAkimbo,OneManArmy GunsAkimbo, OneManArmy AntiHero/VillainProtagonist with a SlasherSmile who spills enough blood to fill three Olympic swimming pools. He also the [[InvincibleHero strongest character in the series]] being unable to be killed by ANY of the normal Vampire rules even a wooden stake from the holy cross can't kill him. While he is just as evil and cruel as the people he's fighting (WHO ARE [[ThoseWackyNazis NAZIS]]) Alucard does have sympathetic side seen with the women he cares for such as his babe sidekick [[ActionGirl Seras Victoria]] and of course his boss Integra. [[spoiler: Alucard also sheds some ManlyTears when he's arch rival [[BadassPreacher Anderson]] has gets a monster power up saying Alucard pleads that he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guessing guesses correctly that Alucard never wanted to become a vampire and that "monsters shouldn't cry"]].
6th Nov '16 8:48:42 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** Hellsing's Alucard; is absolute badass, GunsAkimbo,OneManArmy AntiHero/VillainProtagonist with a SlasherSmile who spills enough blood to fill three Olympic swimming pools. He also the [[InvincibleHero strongest character in the series]] being unable to be killed by ANY of the normal Vampire rules even a wooden stake from the holy cross can't kill him. While he just as evil and cruel as the people his fighting (WHO ARE [[ThoseWackyNazis NAZIS]]) Alucard does have sympathetic side seen with the women he cares for such as his babe sidekick [[ActionGirl Seras Victoria]] and of course his boss Integra. [[spoiler: Alucard also sheds some ManlyTears when he's arch rival [[BadassPreacher Anderson]] has a monster power up saying he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guessing correctly that Alucard never wanted to become a vampire and that "monsters shouldn't cry"]].

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** Hellsing's Alucard; is absolute badass, GunsAkimbo,OneManArmy AntiHero/VillainProtagonist with a SlasherSmile who spills enough blood to fill three Olympic swimming pools. He also the [[InvincibleHero strongest character in the series]] being unable to be killed by ANY of the normal Vampire rules even a wooden stake from the holy cross can't kill him. While he is just as evil and cruel as the people his he's fighting (WHO ARE [[ThoseWackyNazis NAZIS]]) Alucard does have sympathetic side seen with the women he cares for such as his babe sidekick [[ActionGirl Seras Victoria]] and of course his boss Integra. [[spoiler: Alucard also sheds some ManlyTears when he's arch rival [[BadassPreacher Anderson]] has a monster power up saying he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guessing correctly that Alucard never wanted to become a vampire and that "monsters shouldn't cry"]].
2nd Nov '16 9:29:29 AM dotchan
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** In the anime adaption it's not totally clear, of he is Draculs son or Dracula himself.

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** In the anime adaption it's not totally clear, of clear whether he is Draculs son or Dracula himself.himself; either interpretation would be valid.
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