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21st Sep '16 10:38:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' (or ''Requiem Chevalier Vampire'' in the original French) has a Dracula who's the ruler of the highest social class, the Vampires, on the world of Resurrection. Interestingly, they make lots of references to the man Dracula was based off and in this universe used to be; Dracula has something of an obsession with impaling and decorates his ship the 'Satanik' with stakes covered with the bodies of those who've suffered the punishment, and an impaling gun has the sound effect of 'Tepes!' whenever it's fired. He also has the mask of the HighPriest of the Archaeologists ''nailed to his face'', because the priest hadn't removed it as a sign of respect for the vampire king (and also because Dracula really doesn't like the Archaeologists): this pretty much echoes what Vlad allegedly did to a Turkish messenger who refused to remove his turban. He even looks like the original Vlad, down to the BadassMustache.

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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' (or ''Requiem Chevalier Vampire'' in the original French) has a Dracula who's the ruler of the highest social class, the Vampires, on the world of Resurrection. Interestingly, they make lots of references to the man Dracula was based off and in this universe used to be; Dracula has something of an obsession with impaling and decorates his ship the 'Satanik' with stakes covered with the bodies of those who've suffered the punishment, and an impaling gun has the sound effect of 'Tepes!' whenever it's fired. He also has the mask of the HighPriest of the Archaeologists ''nailed to his face'', because the priest hadn't removed it as a sign of respect for the vampire king (and also because Dracula really doesn't like the Archaeologists): this pretty much echoes what Vlad allegedly did to a Turkish messenger who refused to remove his turban. He even looks like the original Vlad, down to the BadassMustache. In addition he's the leader of the royal family of Draconia that bears his name, which also includes Atilla, Nero, Caligula, and his wife Elizabeth Bathory.
20th Sep '16 8:43:01 AM Willbyr
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* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}'' is Count Dracula and Vlad III. In the manga backstory, he was portrayed as a KnightTemplar, fiercely loyal to God, but was disappointed when He did not descend after all his fighting. Feeling forsaken and knowing he lost it all, he became a vampire by sheer willpower, after sucking the blood of the battlefield before he was executed by the Ottoman Empire. Centuries later, he came to England to seek the woman he desired, Mina Harker, and was defeated by Abraham van Helsing and his group. After this second defeat, he became the [[HunterOfHisOwnKind faithful servant]] of Abraham's descendants for generations.

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* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is Count Dracula and Vlad III. In the manga backstory, he was portrayed as a KnightTemplar, fiercely loyal to God, but was disappointed when He did not descend after all his fighting. Feeling forsaken and knowing he lost it all, he became a vampire by sheer willpower, after sucking the blood of the battlefield before he was executed by the Ottoman Empire. Centuries later, he came to England to seek the woman he desired, Mina Harker, and was defeated by Abraham van Helsing and his group. After this second defeat, he became the [[HunterOfHisOwnKind faithful servant]] of Abraham's descendants for generations.



* ''ShamanKing'' has Boris Tepes Dracula, a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, the original Dracula. Not actually a vampire, but his family has used shamanic powers granted by [[BigBad Hao]] to take revenge on humanity, who treated them like vampires since the time of Vlad.

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* ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' has Boris Tepes Dracula, a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, the original Dracula. Not actually a vampire, but his family has used shamanic powers granted by [[BigBad Hao]] to take revenge on humanity, who treated them like vampires since the time of Vlad.
15th Sep '16 12:44:22 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Vampirella}}'', Dracula is a recurring villain though his origin is vastly different: he is a HumanAlien from the planet Drakulon, the same world the titular heroine came from that ended up on Earth.
* Dracula is featured in ComicBook/AmericanVampire, as the creator of the Carpathian vampire bloodline and considered the most powerful vampire in the world.
6th Aug '16 2:32:15 PM Antigone3
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* TabletopGame/TheDraculaDossier is a campaign for ''TabletopGame/NightsBlackAgents'' based on the premise that Stoker's novel was actually [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis a censored version of the truth]]: British intelligence's attempt to recruit Dracula as an asset. An "unredacted" version of Stoker's novel is available both on its own and as part of the campaign.

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* TabletopGame/TheDraculaDossier ''TabletopGame/TheDraculaDossier'' is a campaign for ''TabletopGame/NightsBlackAgents'' ''Night's Black Agents'' based on the premise that Stoker's novel was actually [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis a censored version of the truth]]: British intelligence's attempt to recruit Dracula as an asset. An "unredacted" version of Stoker's novel is available both on its own and as part of the campaign.
30th Jul '16 12:48:59 PM nombretomado
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* DavidWeber's ''Literature/OutOfTheDark'' makes some oblique references to Dracula, with a significant part of the AlienInvasion story taking place in the woods and mountains of Transylvania, and a local resistance fighter seems to take inspiration from Vlad the Impaler by impaling alien invaders on stakes as a terror tactic. [[spoiler:He actually ''is'' Dracula and finally gets ''really'' pissed at the end of the book, leading to a CurbstompBattle when he takes the fight directly to the invaders.]]

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* DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/OutOfTheDark'' makes some oblique references to Dracula, with a significant part of the AlienInvasion story taking place in the woods and mountains of Transylvania, and a local resistance fighter seems to take inspiration from Vlad the Impaler by impaling alien invaders on stakes as a terror tactic. [[spoiler:He actually ''is'' Dracula and finally gets ''really'' pissed at the end of the book, leading to a CurbstompBattle when he takes the fight directly to the invaders.]]



* ''Literature/Department19'' runs with the conceit that the events of Bram Stoker's novel were mostly true, and that the men responsible for vanquishing Dracula founded the vampire-hunting Blacklight organization. Dracula in this case is explicitly UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler, and his turned warlords are the most powerful remaining vampires in the world. [[spoiler: Until Dracula himself is resurrected at the end of the first book, becoming the BigBad of the series.]]

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* ''Literature/Department19'' ''Literature/{{Department 19}}'' runs with the conceit that the events of Bram Stoker's novel were mostly true, and that the men responsible for vanquishing Dracula founded the vampire-hunting Blacklight organization. Dracula in this case is explicitly UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler, and his turned warlords are the most powerful remaining vampires in the world. [[spoiler: Until Dracula himself is resurrected at the end of the first book, becoming the BigBad of the series.]]
17th Jul '16 7:33:21 AM ErikModi
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* Mentioned briefly in the ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' novels. Vampires only ever have one name, and the vampire council keeps track of them all so no one has the same names. "Dracula" was a name used by only a few vampires, who all went completely bonkers and had to be put down as menaces to society. The council has since retired the name, and no other vampire is allowed to claim it.


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** In an earlier edition of the rulebook, a long preface is written as an in-universe letter, explaining the basics of vampire strengths, weaknesses, and motivations, basically outlining for new players how OurVampiresAreDifferent. Clever readers will note a few similarities to certain popular work of vampire fiction, clinched when you see the letter is written to "WH" from "VT." (In case you haven't figured it out, it's to "Wilhelmina (Mina) Harker" from "Vlad Tepes.")
8th Jul '16 3:33:27 PM isoycrazy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Dracula is said to be the son of Vlad Drakul, a monster of enormous power. Dracula is a member of the classically vampiric Black Court, but according to Ebenezer [=McCoy=] joined as an act of youthful rebellion. The book ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was commissioned by the White Court to Bram Stoker, to act as a manual to explain to {{Muggles}} how to kill Black Court vampires. It was very effective, and nowadays only the most badass Black Court vampires survive. Whether Dracula is among them is unknown; the book might have also been an account of Dracula's death, or might have simply used a powerful Black Court member as an example.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Dracula is said to be the son of Vlad Drakul, a an immortal monster of enormous power. Dracula is a member of the classically vampiric Black Court, but according to Ebenezer [=McCoy=] joined as an act of youthful rebellion. The book ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was commissioned by the White Court to Bram Stoker, to act as a manual to explain to {{Muggles}} how to kill Black Court vampires. It was very effective, and nowadays only the most badass Black Court vampires survive. Whether Dracula is among them is unknown; the book might have also been an account of Dracula's death, or might have simply used a powerful Black Court member as an example. [[spoiler:Word of the author Dracula didn't join the Black Court, as much as make them as some means to prove himself to his father and the Black Court vampires are ''failed'' versions of what he was trying to make]].
25th Jun '16 12:16:08 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CountYorga '': MGM's somewhat 70's modern take on Dracula. The character name is different but the premise is roughly the same.

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* ''CountYorga '': ''Film/CountYorga'': MGM's somewhat 70's modern take on Dracula. The character name is different but the premise is roughly the same.
18th Jun '16 12:29:41 PM CASCHero
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* Was one of Duck's summer camp bullies in ''Webcomic/DeadDuck''. Here he's portrayed as a lizard like creature (since his name also means "Dragon").
18th Jun '16 12:27:39 PM CASCHero
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* ''Webcomic/''{{Monstra}}'' has [[spoiler: him as a character called "Lil D" and stuck in the body of a child due to his former wife, Lilith, casting a spell on him for trying to take over the world and putting her in a long deep sleep when she objected. She'll only remove it after he's learned his lesson and given up the conquest since monsters have long since evolved with human society, but he's rather stubborn to admit it.]]

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* ''Webcomic/''{{Monstra}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Monstra}}'' has [[spoiler: him as a character called "Lil D" and stuck in the body of a child due to his former wife, Lilith, casting a spell on him for trying to take over the world and putting her in a long deep sleep when she objected. She'll only remove it after he's learned his lesson and given up the conquest since monsters have long since evolved with human society, but he's rather stubborn to admit it.]]
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