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3rd Feb '18 11:47:54 AM nombretomado
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* Dracula is the OverprotectiveDad of Draculaura in the new ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' novel.

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* Dracula is the OverprotectiveDad of Draculaura in the new ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' ''Literature/MonsterHigh'' novel.



* Dracula's [[TheAtoner atoning]], [[VegetarianVampire vegan]] daughter Draculaura is one of the main characters in ''Franchise/MonsterHigh''. She's a PerkyGoth who prefers to wear pink. He shows up in the 2015 remake, having settled down to raise Draculaura properly and even helping to found Monster High (it's pretty much his home converted into a school) so she can have others to interact with.

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* Dracula's [[TheAtoner atoning]], [[VegetarianVampire vegan]] daughter Draculaura is one of the main characters in ''Franchise/MonsterHigh''.''Toys/MonsterHigh''. She's a PerkyGoth who prefers to wear pink. He shows up in the 2015 remake, having settled down to raise Draculaura properly and even helping to found Monster High (it's pretty much his home converted into a school) so she can have others to interact with.
18th Jan '18 10:26:34 AM MarqFJA
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* Something to note about anime's terminology in reference to vampires, especially with older anime, is that vampires are generically simply called "Dracula", as if that was the standard term for the sort of monster. This has mostly been fixed in more recent anime, some as early as Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood, released in 1987, which now gives "vampire" its own word: ''kyuuketsuki'' (lit. "blood-sucking demon").

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* Something to note about anime's terminology in reference to vampires, especially with older anime, is that vampires are generically simply called "Dracula", as if that was the standard term for the sort of monster. This has mostly been fixed in more recent anime, some as early as Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'', released in 1987, which now gives "vampire" its own word: ''kyuuketsuki'' (lit. "blood-sucking demon").
18th Jan '18 4:45:55 AM RedScharlach
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* Around the mid-70's, Creator/MonkeyPunch worked on a one-shot parody manga called ''Dracula-kun''. This version of Dracula (fully named Dracula Van Peel), besides being a total goofball, couldn't be killed in any way possible, though garlic and holy crosses do affect him. You think sunlight? No can do! Even though it does turn him to ashes, he could easily be brought back by pouring a drop of blood onto his ashes. His only true weakness may lie behind his chastity; he swears never to have sex with any lady whatsoever. Ironically, [[spoiler:he does like having sex. He just keeps himself from doing that because he doesn't want to risk getting a child that can eventually kill him]].

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* Around the mid-70's, Creator/MonkeyPunch worked on a one-shot parody manga called ''Dracula-kun''. This version of Dracula (fully named Dracula Van Peel), besides being a total goofball, couldn't be killed in any way possible, way, though garlic and holy crosses do affect him. You think sunlight? No can do! Even though it does turn him to ashes, he could easily be brought back by pouring a drop of blood onto his ashes. His only true weakness may lie behind in his chastity; he swears has sworn never to have sex with any lady whatsoever. Ironically, [[spoiler:he does like having sex. He just keeps himself from doing that it because he doesn't want to risk getting begetting a child that can could eventually kill him]].



* Something to note about anime's terminology in reference to vampires, especially with older anime, is that vampires are generically simply called "Dracula", as if that was the standard term for the sort of monster. This has mostly been fixed in more recent anime, some as early as Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood, released in 1987, which now give "vampire" its own word: ''kyuuketsuki'' (lit. "blood-sucking demon"

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* Something to note about anime's terminology in reference to vampires, especially with older anime, is that vampires are generically simply called "Dracula", as if that was the standard term for the sort of monster. This has mostly been fixed in more recent anime, some as early as Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood, released in 1987, which now give gives "vampire" its own word: ''kyuuketsuki'' (lit. "blood-sucking demon"demon").



** Pre-Crisis in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Superman had also encountered Dracula, along with Frankenstein's monster, when they were inadvertedly released from the netherworld by a BlindSeer. Because of Superman's weakness to magic, he has to use his wits against the evil Count. [[spoiler:Using his heat-vision and some super-pressure on a hydrogen balloon, he creates a miniature sun that severely weakens the vampire. Dracula is not stopped, however, but the Phantom Stranger shows up to [[DeusExMachina cast him and the Monster back to the shadow realm from whence they came]].]]

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** Pre-Crisis in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Superman had also encountered Dracula, along with Frankenstein's monster, when they were inadvertedly inadvertently released from the netherworld by a BlindSeer. Because of Superman's weakness to magic, he has to use his wits against the evil Count. [[spoiler:Using his heat-vision and some super-pressure on a hydrogen balloon, he creates a miniature sun that severely weakens the vampire. Dracula is not stopped, however, but the Phantom Stranger shows up to [[DeusExMachina cast him and the Monster back to the shadow realm from whence they came]].]]



* ''ComicBook/SantaVersusDracula'' in which he's the main BigBad intend on taking over Santa's job so he can go into any houses that he pleases without worry of a invitation.

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* ''ComicBook/SantaVersusDracula'' in which he's the main BigBad intend intent on taking over Santa's job so he can go into any houses that he pleases without worry of a needing an invitation.



* Dracula is featured in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' limited series ''Survival of the Fittest'', as the creator of the Carpathian vampire bloodline and considered one of the most powerful vampire in the world. The events of the novel are true up until he sailed to England where he was captured en route and locked beneath Tower Bridge in a TailorMadePrison.

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* Dracula is featured in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' limited series ''Survival of the Fittest'', as the creator of the Carpathian vampire bloodline and considered one of the most powerful vampire vampires in the world. The events of the novel are true up until he sailed to England where he was captured en route and locked beneath Tower Bridge in a TailorMadePrison.



* 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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* 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 way 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''.



* 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 traps his soul with the help of the [[ImmortalityInducer Crimson Stone]], and 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.]]

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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 traps his soul with the help of the [[ImmortalityInducer Crimson Stone]], and 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 as a whole until the year 1999.]]



* ''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.
** 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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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has Demitri Maximoff whose who's the universe universe's equivalent to Drucula, Dracula. Demitri is tall tall, dark, ripped and handsome and a an incredibly dangerous and powerful Vampire count. Who vampire count who enjoys drinking the blood of virgin girls like it's wine. Demitri is a an AntiHero at the best of times times, often joining the Darkstalker cast to fight the bigger evil evils, and is attracted to the MsFanservice and FemmeFatale of the series Morrigan Aensland.
** In gameplay his moveset is strikingly similar to Ryu and Ken from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and his special "Midnight Bliss" move can transform any males male characters into attractive [[DoubleStandard female versions]] of themselves or just make them hotter if they're already ladies.



* There is a adventure game series ''Dracula Resurrection'', starting with the game of the same name in 2000. The story takes place after the end of the novel, when Mina is captured again and Jonathan Harker follows her back to Transylvania to free her.

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* There is a an adventure game series called ''Dracula Resurrection'', starting with the game of the same name in 2000. The story takes place after the end of the novel, when Mina is captured again and Jonathan Harker follows her back to Transylvania to free her.



** ''Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon'' followed in 2008. It is handled as a sequel, but has a unrelated storyline, taking place between the two World Wars, with a priest send to the village of Vladoviste in Transylvania to investigate a candidate for sainthood.
** A loose sequel to the former part followed in 2013, released in two parts:''Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon'' and ''Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy'', both taking place in the present day.

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** ''Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon'' followed in 2008. It is handled as a sequel, but has a an unrelated storyline, taking place between the two World Wars, with a priest send sent to the village of Vladoviste in Transylvania to investigate a candidate for sainthood.
** A loose sequel to the former part followed in 2013, released in two parts:''Dracula parts: ''Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon'' and ''Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy'', both taking place in the present day.



* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', [[spoiler:Dracula becomes a Lancer class Servant, based on his other name Vlad the Impaler, in which his tendency to execute his enemies by impaling them with spears became the basis of his class selection as Lancer. Incidentally, he doesn't seem to be a vampire, since there's already Night of Wallachia for the Dracula stand-in and Vlad/Dracula's classic vampire attributes don't seem to match the established Nasuverse vampire attributes.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', [[spoiler:Dracula becomes a Lancer class Servant, based on his other name Vlad the Impaler, in which his tendency to execute his enemies by impaling them with spears became the basis of his class selection as Lancer. Incidentally, he doesn't seem to be a vampire, since there's already Night of Wallachia for the as a Dracula stand-in and Vlad/Dracula's classic vampire attributes don't seem to match the established Nasuverse vampire attributes.]]



* The final few areas in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' are set in Romania, where a army of vampires are trying to TakeOverTheWorld. Despite having been dead for centuries, Vlad Dracul is an important character in the backstory. [[spoiler: He was a vampire '''hunter''', and his followers are still battling his estranged vampire wife's minions.]]

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* The final few areas in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' are set in Romania, where a an army of vampires are trying to TakeOverTheWorld. Despite having been dead for centuries, Vlad Dracul is an important character in the backstory. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was a vampire '''hunter''', and his followers are still battling his estranged vampire wife's minions.]]



* ''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}}'' has [[spoiler: him [[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.]]
19th Dec '17 4:42:45 AM jormis29
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* ''Dracula Ruler Of The Night'' which is a comic re-telling of the original story, naturally features him. This version has a bit more foresight in his plans. To wit, [[spoiler: he calls for his Brides to come to London and infiltrate the Westenra household as maids when Helsing starts treating Lucy, saves the newly vamped Lucy from being staked before the hunters can kill her, having Lucy's mother, Minerva being kidnapped and made into elderly bride for him and even claiming Helsing's wife, Milly, to use against him.]]

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* ''Dracula Ruler Of The Night'' ''Webcomic/DraculaRulerOfTheNight'' which is a comic re-telling of the original story, naturally features him. This version has a bit more foresight in his plans. To wit, [[spoiler: he calls for his Brides to come to London and infiltrate the Westenra household as maids when Helsing starts treating Lucy, saves the newly vamped Lucy from being staked before the hunters can kill her, having Lucy's mother, Minerva being kidnapped and made into elderly bride for him and even claiming Helsing's wife, Milly, to use against him.]]
8th Dec '17 8:32:38 PM Zaptech
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* Alucard from ''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.

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* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and ''Anime/HellsingUltimate'', 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. Of course, by the modern times, his powers have become immense, to the point where Alucard is less of a traditional vampire and more of a HumanoidAbomination containing the souls of millions of people he has slain, using them to fuel his extreme powers.



** Hellsing's Alucard; is an 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 his arch rival [[BadassPreacher Anderson]] gets a monstrous power up Alucard pleads that he shouldn't throw his humanity away, Anderson guesses correctly that Alucard never wanted to become a vampire as "monsters shouldn't cry"]].
19th Nov '17 12:46:32 PM Malady
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* [[GeneralMills Count Chocula]] closely resembles him.

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* [[GeneralMills [[UsefulNotes/GeneralMills Count Chocula]] closely resembles him.
18th Nov '17 10:27:51 AM nirao01
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** Universal Pictures made a second adaptation of ''Film/{{Dracula|1979}}'' in 1979. It's based on the same play as the 1931 film was, and like Bela Lugosi before him, Frank Langella came to the title role via his success playing it on stage. This version presents Dracula as a much more romantic figure, particularly where his relationship with Lucy -- whose story function is swapped with Mina's -- is concerned, than the novel and previous adaptations did, presaging a similar rethinking of the character in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. (Other changes: this doomed Mina is also Van Helsing's daughter, and the temporal setting is 1913.)

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** Universal Pictures made a second adaptation of ''Film/{{Dracula|1979}}'' in 1979. It's based on the same play as the 1931 film was, and like Bela Lugosi before him, Frank Langella Creator/FrankLangella came to the title role via his success playing it on stage. This version presents Dracula as a much more romantic figure, particularly where his relationship with Lucy -- whose story function is swapped with Mina's -- is concerned, than the novel and previous adaptations did, presaging a similar rethinking of the character in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. (Other changes: this doomed Mina is also Van Helsing's daughter, and the temporal setting is 1913.)
14th Nov '17 2:58:12 PM WillKeaton
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* Talked about a lot in ''[[http://twiststreet.livejournal.com/921.html Abhay Khosla's Bram Stoker's Dracula]]''. [[spoiler: He never appears in the actual comic]].

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* Talked about a lot in ''[[http://twiststreet.livejournal.com/921.html Abhay Khosla's Bram Stoker's Dracula]]''. Dracula.]]'' [[spoiler: He never appears in the actual comic]].



* In ''Webcomic/BramAndVlad'', the title characters are the descendents of Van Helsing and Dracula, respectively. The big D himself hasn't appeared in the actual comic, but there are plenty of spin-off strips with him. [[http://strixvanallen.deviantart.com/art/Ask-Dracula-and-Van-Helsing-Favourite-actors-428877701 In one of them]], he claims that his favourite portrait of himself in the media is ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''.

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* In ''Webcomic/BramAndVlad'', the title characters are the descendents of Van Helsing and Dracula, respectively. The big D himself hasn't appeared in the actual comic, but there are plenty of spin-off strips with him. [[http://strixvanallen.deviantart.com/art/Ask-Dracula-and-Van-Helsing-Favourite-actors-428877701 In one of them]], them,]] he claims that his favourite portrait of himself in the media is ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''.
14th Nov '17 2:57:16 PM WillKeaton
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* Alexander Lucard, from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula:_The_Series Dracula the Series]].

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* Alexander Lucard, from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula:_The_Series Dracula the Series]].Series.]]
14th Nov '17 2:56:34 PM WillKeaton
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* Appears in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYr_PoVpcY 2013 Geico commercial]].
* The Energizer bunny encounters him in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSsxRPP4TaU this 1993 commercial]].
** Speaking of battery ads, a toy Dracula shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK30_9LragE this 1988 Duracell spot]].

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* Appears in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYr_PoVpcY 2013 Geico commercial]].
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* The Energizer bunny encounters him in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSsxRPP4TaU this 1993 commercial]].
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** Speaking of battery ads, a toy Dracula shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK30_9LragE this 1988 Duracell spot]].spot.]]
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