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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.]]
18th Jun '16 12:26:20 PM CASCHero
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* Frank Wildhorn's ''Dracula: the Musical'' played on Broadway for a few months in 2004, where it flopped massively. It has, however, had some success in Europe. For the most part it stuck very close to the plotline of the original novel, only to go off on another road completely for the last five minutes of the show, in which Dracula randomly decides that he is far too in love with Mina to take her from her mortal life. In the Broadway version, the story was kept in the Victorian era, but it was updated to the 1950's for the Swiss production.

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* Frank Wildhorn's ''Dracula: the Musical'' played on Broadway for a few months in 2004, where it flopped massively. It has, however, had some success in Europe. For the most part it stuck very close to the plotline of the original novel, only to go off on another road completely for the last five minutes of the show, in which Dracula randomly decides that he is far too in love with Mina to take her from her mortal life. In the Broadway version, the story was kept in the Victorian era, but it was updated to the 1950's for the Swiss production. And there are a few visions were Mina is implied to have been turned into a vampire.


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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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13th Jun '16 8:19:29 PM elemt
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* ''Series/DaVincisDemons'' features an episode with Da Vinci searching for an Ottoman cartographer, who was captured by Vlad the Impaler. Vlad is shown not directly as an vampire, but has a pact with the devil and seems very hard to kill.
** [[spoiler: After being impaled, burned and thrown out of the highest tower of his castle, his corpse has apparently vanished when Da Vinci and his friends later come to the place where it should be. It's not explained if he had survived.]]

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* ''Series/DaVincisDemons'' features an episode with Da Vinci searching for an Ottoman cartographer, who was captured by Vlad the Impaler. Vlad is shown not directly as an vampire, but has a pact with the devil and seems very hard to kill.
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kill. [[spoiler: After being impaled, burned and thrown out of the highest tower of his castle, his corpse has apparently vanished when Da Vinci and his friends later come to the place where it should be. It's not explained if he had survived.]]


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* In ''Series/PennyDreadful'', Dracula [[spoiler: is the brother of Lucifer, a fallen angel banished to earth instead of Hell.]]
13th Jun '16 4:48:22 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DrakPack'': Dracula, also known as "Big D", is the mentor for the title characters, including his many times great-nephew Drak Jr. and his friends Frankie (descendant of a Frankenstein's Monster) and Howler (a werewolf).
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