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22nd May '17 12:55:28 PM Aliya
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* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is one of the more renowned video game series featuring Dracula, in this case as the EvilOverlord BigBad, and sworn enemy of the [[BadassFamily Belmont Clan]]. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' reveals that [[spoiler: he was once a shrewd strategist named Mathias Cronqvist who befriended the founder of the Clan, Leon Belmont. However that friendship did not stop him from using Leon in his scheme to spite {{God}} Himself for letting his wife Elisabetha die while he was away. After duping Leon into slaughtering [[DiscOneFinalBoss Walter Bernhard]], Mathias trapped his soul with the help of the [[ImmortalityInducer Crimson Stone]], and used it to transform himself into a vampire, thus defying God and His decree of limited life. Mathias would later escape Leon's wrath and re-brand himself Dracula. He would fight the Belmonts and humanity on the whole until year 1999.]]

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* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is one of the more renowned video game series featuring Dracula, in this case as the EvilOverlord BigBad, and sworn enemy of the [[BadassFamily Belmont Clan]]. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' reveals that [[spoiler: he was once a shrewd strategist named Mathias Cronqvist who befriended the founder of the Clan, Leon Belmont. However that friendship did not stop him from using Leon in his scheme to spite {{God}} Himself for letting his wife Elisabetha die while he was away. After duping Leon into slaughtering [[DiscOneFinalBoss Walter Bernhard]], Mathias trapped traps his soul with the help of the [[ImmortalityInducer Crimson Stone]], and used uses it to transform himself into a vampire, thus defying God and His decree of limited life. Mathias would later escape Leon's wrath and re-brand himself Dracula. He would fight the Belmonts and humanity on the whole until year 1999.]]
22nd May '17 12:51:59 PM Aliya
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Most series with vampires will eventually include either Dracula or a subversion, sometimes using a transparent alias. "Alucard", which despite sounding French is [[{{Alucard}} "Dracula" spelled backwards,]] is very common. It has been used in several movies, most famously by [[http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0036376/ Lon Chaney Jr.]] in ''Film/SonOfDracula''. Some appearances of Dracula treat "Dracul" as another name for him, but they have distinct meanings. The name "Dracula" means "''son'' of Dracul" in Romanian, literally "son of (the) dragon", but has come to mean "son of the {{Devil}}". As such, it fits the fictional vampire surprisingly well. "Dracul" was Vlad III's father Vlad II, who was called that as a result of his association with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon Order of the Dragon]].

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Most series with vampires will eventually include either Dracula or a subversion, sometimes using a transparent alias. "Alucard", which despite sounding French is [[{{Alucard}} "Dracula" spelled backwards,]] is very common. It has been used in several movies, most famously by [[http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0036376/ Lon Chaney Jr.]] in ''Film/SonOfDracula''. Some appearances of Dracula treat "Dracul" as another name for him, but they have distinct meanings. The name "Dracula" means "''son'' of Dracul" in Romanian, literally "son of (the) dragon", but has come to mean "son of the {{Devil}}". As such, it fits the fictional vampire surprisingly well. "Dracul" was Vlad III's father father, Vlad II, who was called that as a result of his association with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon Order of the Dragon]].
Dragon]] and his questionable – from an orthodox Wallachian's point of view – architectural design choices regarding the churches he had built.



* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' is one of the more well known video game series featuring Dracula, in this case as the EvilOverlord BigBad and sworn enemy of the [[BadassFamily Belmont clan]]. The series also features many elements of the Dracula mythology, including:
** The alias "Alucard" being used, in this version by Dracula's [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire son]] Adrian.
** Quincy Morris becomes a relative of the Belmont clan. Morris's son John and grandson Jonathan are even the protagonists in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines Bloodlines]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]'', respectively.
** Dracula has been made to look like Creator/BelaLugosi, Creator/GaryOldman, and Music/RobZombie, depending on the game.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' serves as a spin on Dracula's OriginsEpisode: [[spoiler:instead of Vlad Tepes, Dracula is the fictional Crusader Mathias Cronqvist, former friend of the Belmonts.]]
** The ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' AlternateContinuity has another take on Dracula's OriginsEpisode [[spoiler:with founder of the Belmont clan, Gabriel Belmont, becoming Dracula.]]
*** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'' even lets you play the entire game as him.
** Naturally Drac must put in an appearance in every Castlevania fangame that comes along. Even those that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O4MXosUxlM don't feature proper vampire hunters.]]

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* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is one of the more well known renowned video game series featuring Dracula, in this case as the EvilOverlord BigBad BigBad, and sworn enemy of the [[BadassFamily Belmont clan]]. The series also features many elements of the Dracula mythology, including:
** The alias "Alucard" being used, in this version by Dracula's [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire son]] Adrian.
** Quincy Morris becomes a relative of the Belmont clan. Morris's son John and grandson Jonathan are even the protagonists in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines Bloodlines]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]'', respectively.
** Dracula has been made to look like Creator/BelaLugosi, Creator/GaryOldman, and Music/RobZombie, depending on the game.
**
Clan]]. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' serves as reveals that [[spoiler: he was once a spin on Dracula's OriginsEpisode: [[spoiler:instead of Vlad Tepes, Dracula is the fictional Crusader shrewd strategist named Mathias Cronqvist, former friend of Cronqvist who befriended the Belmonts.]]
** The ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' AlternateContinuity has another take on Dracula's OriginsEpisode [[spoiler:with
founder of the Belmont clan, Gabriel Belmont, becoming Dracula.Clan, Leon Belmont. However that friendship did not stop him from using Leon in his scheme to spite {{God}} Himself for letting his wife Elisabetha die while he was away. After duping Leon into slaughtering [[DiscOneFinalBoss Walter Bernhard]], Mathias trapped his soul with the help of the [[ImmortalityInducer Crimson Stone]], and used it to transform himself into a vampire, thus defying God and His decree of limited life. Mathias would later escape Leon's wrath and re-brand himself Dracula. He would fight the Belmonts and humanity on the whole until year 1999.]]
*** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'' even lets you play ** Dracula is also present in the entire game as him.
** Naturally Drac must put
''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' AlternateContinuity trilogy, but this time [[spoiler: he's none other than the founder of the Belmont Clan, Gabriel. Originally a pious ClassicalAntiHero who [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil slid down the slope]] following the death of his childhood sweetheart – in an appearance in every Castlevania fangame addition to a handful of destroyed hopes, betrayals, and resurgence of {{Satan}}. After Gabriel realizes that comes along. Even those that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O4MXosUxlM don't feature proper vampire hunters.]]all of his struggles were pointless, he decides to cast his humanity aside by letting [[UndeadChild Laura]] turn him into a vampire. He then humiliates the [[DimensionLord Forgotten One]] by stealing the demon's power. Gabriel seals his fall-from-grace some years later by waging a war on all of humankind, thinking it had abandoned him.]] It is also worth noting that, unlike the original continuity, the ''Lords of Shadow'' Dracula initially chose the name “Dracul” to distinguish himself; the tweaked “Dracula” moniker was given to him by the Brotherhood of Light. Dracula is the BigBad of the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate interquel]], and the PlayerCharacter of the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 sequel game]].
16th Mar '17 1:16:27 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Appears in a 1996 commercial for Glad-Lock Zipper Bags (with the "yellow and blue make green" seal) as a skeptic of the product; the pitchman asks whether he'd prefer being near a bag of garlic soup with his brand of bag, or the Glad-Lock Zipper Bag ("so you know it's closed"). Naturally, Drac chooses the latter.
5th Mar '17 4:47:54 PM nombretomado
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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 Aensland.

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* {{Darkstalkers}} ''VideoGame/{{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 Aensland.
11th Feb '17 7:36:36 AM DannWoolf
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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]] gets a monster power up Alucard pleads that he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guesses 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 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 his arch rival [[BadassPreacher Anderson]] gets a monster monstrous power up Alucard pleads that he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guesses correctly that Alucard never wanted to become a vampire and that "monsters shouldn't cry"]].
10th Feb '17 2:20:43 AM RoseBleue
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** In the novels, not only was Dracula shown to be alive in the second book, but D actually had a showdown with a mental projection of the Sacred Ancestor after learning that Dracula had impregnated hundreds of thousands of women and destroyed all the offspring but D.
** Indeed, much of the novels seem to be Dracula WalkingTheEarth, having various experiments done to save the vampirekind or to create a hybrid race that combines the best of the humans and the Nobility, while D leisurely pursues him, and deals with the unfortunate aftermaths of those experiments.
** In the anime adaption it's not totally clear whether he is Draculs son or Dracula himself; either interpretation would be valid.

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** In the novels, not only was Dracula shown to be alive in the second book, but D actually had a showdown with a mental projection of the Sacred Ancestor after learning that Dracula had impregnated hundreds of thousands of women and destroyed all the offspring but D.
** Indeed, much
D. Much of the novels seem to be Dracula WalkingTheEarth, having various experiments done to save the vampirekind or to create a hybrid race that combines the best of the humans and the Nobility, while D leisurely pursues him, and deals with the unfortunate aftermaths of those experiments.
** In the The anime adaption it's not totally clear adaptation is ambiguous in regards to who Dracula is, and whether he is Draculs son or Dracula himself; either interpretation would be valid.not alive.
10th Jan '17 8:34:51 PM Luppercus
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* According to Count Vostak in episode "Transylvania Homesick Blues" of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', BramStoker's book is based on the story of his family and the fight with the Van Heldens.
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.
**
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
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