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!!Alfred
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->''Ein Mädchen das so lächeln kann, hab ich nie geseh'n.''
->'''''Translation:''' A girl who can smile like that, I have never seen.''

The assistant of Professor Abronsius, Alfred is a young, shy student from Königsberg. He reluctantly goes along with the Professor's plans, mostly out of respect. He becomes instantly infatuated with Sarah upon meeting her, and determines to rescue her from von Krolock's clutches.

* {{Adorkable}}: Alfred pratically breathes this trope. Sadly subverted in the end,[[spoiler: when he becomes a vampire]].
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: And then Alfred was a vampire.
* BadLiar: Implied to be this, especially in his interaction with Herbert. When the latter observed that Alfred was trembling with fear, he responds with [[BlatantLies "No, I never tremble!"]]. Needless to say, that fails to convince Herbert.
* BreakTheCutie: And how. If you don't feel sorry for this guy by the end of the first act, don't worry, you will soon.
* BettyAndVeronica: The sweet, shy, NiceGuy Betty to von Krolock's Veronica.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Alfred never seems to be able to catch a break from it. Most prominently when Sarah ignores his pleas to flee with him, then gets hit on [[spoiler:(and nearly bitten)]] by Herbert and afterwards promptly berated by his savior and mentor Abronsius, who misinterpreted the scene he was entering.
* CaptainObvious: Alfred has his moment, after Herbert discovers his book ("A Guide For Lovers").
--> Herbert (after taking the book): Pray tell, what are you reading?
--> Alfred: A book!
* CounterpointDuet: "Nie Geseh'n". He generally has the first line.
* DeclarationOfProtection: In the song "Für Sarah" he vows to find and protect Sarah, at any cost.
--> I'll be tough, I'll be sly,
--> There is nothing I would not do or be
--> For Sarah
--> I will steal, I will lie
--> There is nothing I won't try
--> To find and save her.
* {{Determinator}}: For all his shyness, his determination to protect the people he cares about deserves some respect. His first scene has Alfred carrying the ''Professor and their bags'' whilst in the middle of a blizzard.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Hilariously so during "Knoblauch" where [[BuxomIsBetter Magda]] washes Professor Abronsius frozen feet in hot water and her cleavage completely enraptures Alfred.
--> Professor Abronsius (referring to the garlic): What do you think of those small, round things, boy?
--> Alfred: Small? They are huge!
* DoggedNiceGuy: Alfred is this towards Sarah.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "Für Sarah" is the theme song of this trope.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic: the timid but dependable NiceGuy.
* IAmSong: "Für Sarah", anyone? Though one could argue that it's more of a What I Fancy Myself To Be Song, as all his self-proclaimed calmness and coldness went out the window when ordered to stake von Krolock in the very next scene.
* TheIngenue: He's actually a better example of this trope than Sarah.
* LoveAtFirstSight: His reaction to Sarah.
* MatzoFever: He falls instantly in love with the beautiful Jewess Sarah.
* NiceGuy: A very compassionate and friendly, if a little shy, young fellow, who will go to [[TheDeterminator great length to protect those he cares about.]] Infact, his kindness is what saves [[spoiler:von Krolock and his son from having a stake driven through their hearts.]]
* OhCrap: Has a hilarious one after he ran from Herbert (through the audience and to the other side of the stage), thinking he has lost him, only to find said vampire standing right behind him.
* RedIsHeroic: Never seen without his red jacket and bow; except at "Tanzsaal", where he knocks out a vampire and steals his pink coat to blend in with the rest of the vampires.
* TenorBoy
* VampireBitesSuck: Especially when they're given by your LoveInterest.
* WideEyedIdealist: He acts like this throughout most of the show, only realizing the reality of the situation when Sarah is actually bitten.

!!Sarah Chagal
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->''Draußen ist Freiheit. Dort, wo der Horizont beginnt, gibt es ein Land in dem alle Wunder möglich sind.''
->'''''Translation:''' Outside is freedom. There, where the horizon begins, is a land in which all miracles are possible.''

The daughter of Jewish innkeeper Yoine Chagal, Sarah is a restless young {{deconstruction}} of TheIngenue who longs for nothing more than freedom. Seeing the local vampiric count as her opportunity, she runs off to the castle just in time for the vampires' Midnight Ball.

* BathKick: She does this in Act II, when she shows Alfred the GIGANTIC sponge the Graf gave her as a gift.
* CuteMonsterGirl: At the end.
* DamselInDistress: Subverted - Sarah's perfectly happy in the castle.
* FaceRevealingTurn: During the reprise of "Draußen Ist Freiheit".
* HeroesWantRedheads: In several versions, most obviously the Hamburg production, she is redheaded.
* TheIngenue: She absolutely tears this trope down - young and innocent, but also fully willing to manipulate others to get what she wants, and wanting to give herself over to corruption.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Her first appearance has her completely naked. What? She's taking a bath!
* InterspeciesRomance
* IWantSong: Her parts of "Nie Geseh'n" and ""Draußen Ist Freiheit", as well as "Die Roten Stiefel".
* KissOfTheVampire: What she spends the whole musical longing for.
* PimpedOutDress: The blood red gown she wears to the ball.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Only seen in a nightgown or [[CandlelitBath naked]] for most of the musical, she descends the staircase in "Tanzsaal" in a PimpedOutDress and hairstyle.
* TemptingFate: In the Broadway version.
-->''"And anyway, what's there to fear in a gloomy forest in deepest Transylvania three nights before Halloween?"''
* TooDumbToLive: ''Really'', Sarah? So, you've spent your whole life living among people who completely fear this vampire, said vampire practically ''tells'' you he's going to eat you for dinner, and yet you still go to him? And then you completely ignore the person trying to rescue you?
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: But what happens to vampire victims after they're eaten for dinner? They live forever, always the age they were turned at and remarkably powerful. Maybe Sarah [[BewareTheNiceOnes got what she wanted all along]]...
* VampireBitesSuck: Ouch...

!!Professor Abronsius
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->''Logik! Logik! Wer fragt, dem sagt die logik: Wie und was und wer und wo und wann?''
->'''''Translation:''' Logic! Logic! Who asks gets told by logic how and what and who and where and when?''

Hailing from Königsberg, the professor ventures into Transylvania with his assistant Alfred to gather information on the bloodsucking fiends of the night. Mostly a PluckyComicRelief character, he manages to exasperate almost everyone he meets, including Alfred.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: He gets a little [[{{Understatement}} distracted]] when he discovers von Krolock's library. Also, he tends to forget the world around him when taking his notes. Even in the middle of a blizzard in darkest Transylvania. Lampshaded by Alfred.
-->Alfred: Once the professor starts taking his notes, the world is dead to him. If only he's not dead already!
* BerserkButton: Trying to hide the truth from him. After the villagers went to far and blamed Chagal's death on the wolves, Abronsius [[BewareTheSillyOnes gets really angry]] and gives them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He may be the main source of comedy but he doesn't share the qualms of his assistant when it comes to staking defenseless vampires during daylight. Also, he quickly came up with the idea to build a cross from candle-holders, wich gave him and Alfred a chance to [[spoiler:escape a bunch of very hungry vampires.]]
* BigOlEyebrows: They are a given for a MadScientist look.
* CelibateEccentricGenius: Professor Abronsius is the only main character (and apart from Koukol the only named character as a whole) to not have a love interest. Part of it might be due to his old age, but he never shows any romantic interest at all and actively scolds Alfred, whenever his assistant pays more attention to attractive females than to their mission. Even better, after rescuing Alfred from an over-eager Herbert, he promptly berates Alfred as well, having [[ComicallyMissingThePoint misinterpreted]] [[FoeYay the scene]] he was entering.
--> Professor Abronsius: And you! A budding scientist! I am very shocked. Did you provoke him?
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alfred is urgently telling him that he needs to know how to rescue Sarah. What advice does the Professor give? "Everything can be found in a book."
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing can stop this man from trying to prove the existence of vampires. The villagers have tried. Abronsius says so himself in "Wahrheit".
* EinsteinHair: Professor Abronsius has white, rather wild looking hair, giving him {{Cloudcuckoolander}} vibes.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric: the strong-willed, [[LargeHam boisterous]] InsufferableGenius.
* GenreSavvy: Actually he is rather savvy, but unfortunately is too distracted to make good use of it. He isn't fooled a second by the villagers trying to convince him that there isn't a castle infested by vampires, predicts that worse things will happen, if the villagers refuse to see the truth, and actually sees through the Counts attempt to charm them.
* InsufferableGenius: His big solo "Wahrheit" is him singing about being an InsufferableGenius.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While the Professor is being completely tactless about staking Rebecca's dead husband, he ''is'' right, that doing so would have saved Chagal's soul (not to mention Magda's life). TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that he gives to the villagers is well deserved, too.
* LargeHam: Especially during his solo, but he generally likes to ham things up.
* MotorMouth: Abronsius, almost every time he starts to sing. To emphasize it even more, Magda, Rebecca and Chagal suddenly begin doing their chores much faster, matching the Professor's singing pace during "Wahrheit".
* NeverMyFault: He blames basically every mistake he makes on Alfred.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Poor Abronsius never even realizes it. By dragging [[spoiler: the newly transformed]] Sarah out of the castle, he didn't exactly saved mankind from the vampire plague. He still walks off the stage singing about his "victory".
* NoIndoorVoice: During "Die Gruft", where it would be a really smart thing to keep your voice down if you want to stake your enemy in their sleep. The Professor [[TurnedUpToEleven turns this up to eleven]] when he shouts "Mutiny!" at the top of his lungs while the lids of the coffins are ''removed'', and then shushes Alfred. Luckily for him and especially Alfred, who was just ''next to the coffins'' their hosts [[IncrediblyLamePun sleep like the dead]].
* ParasolOfPain: The Professor rescues Alfred from Herbert by whacking the vampire...with [[ImprobableWeaponUser an umbrella]].
* PatterSong: "Wahrheit" and "Bücher! Bücher!".
* PluckyComicRelief: He provides most of the humour for the musical.
* PragmaticHero: Why bother thinking up an overly complicated scheme to sneak up on a vampire in the middle of the night, when you can just stake your defenseless foe during the day?
* TheProfessor
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the villagers, after they blamed Chagal's death on the wolves.
* TooCleverByHalf: Abronsius is very smart and ''very'' aware of it. Back at home he got ridiculed for his belief in vampires and just when he thought he had rid the world of vampires, he actually succeeded in [[NiceJobBreakingItHero spreading vampirism into the world]]. Way to go, Professor.

!!Yoine Chagal
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->''Eine schöne Tochter ist ein Segen, doch ein Segen, der meschugge macht...''
->'''''Translation:''' A beautiful daughter is a blessing, but a blessing that drives me crazy...''

The Jewish owner of the inn where Alfred and the Professor stay, Chagal is Sarah's father. He has grown tired of his wife, and busies himself chasing after inn maid Magda. He is also very [[OverprotectiveDad protective of his daughter]].

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Magda.
* DirtyOldMan
* {{Expy}}: He's supposed to be played as, essentially, [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]], but with concern for his daughter hiked up to ludicrous and hypocritical extremes and all the gentle charm taken out.
* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: The cross that Magda tries to protect herself with has no effect on Mr. I'm A Jewish Vampire.
* FatBastard: Sometimes played as having at ''least'' a hanging beer belly, though this isn't a de facto part of the character.
* HypocriticalHumor: After singing an entire song about how men are perverted scum who will defile his daughter the first chance they get, he leaves his wife to go relentlessly hit on Magda.
* OverprotectiveDad: Going so far as to ''nail his daughter's door shut''.
* PapaWolf: About the only trait (as a human, anyway) that made him at least somewhat sympathetic. After they discover Sarah gone, Chagal immediately chased after her to get her back (he fails, but still). Though the measures he took to keep her safe ''may'' have been a bit extreme, it's not like his concerns where pointless.
* VegetarianVampire: What he promises to be to stop Alfred and the Professor from staking him.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Downplayed, but Chagal likes to curse in Yiddish when angered. He also uses the word "Meschugge".

!!Rebecca Chagal
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->''Statt dem üblichen Gemecker, sagen alle "Es schmeckt lecker!"''
->'''''Translation:''' Instead of the usual whining, everyone says "It [garlic] tastes delicious!"''

The long-suffering wife of Chagal, Rebecca has to deal constantly with her husband's antics. Her refusal to stake her husband after the Professor warns her he'll turn into a vampire results in Magda's death.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: She's become one of sorts to her own husband, with the young, busty Magda in the inn.
* AscendedExtra: In the Broadway production, she has a much bigger part than in the original. She sings "Death Is Such An Odd Thing" with Magda and also appears in the second act singing the reprise with both Magda and Chagal.
* BerserkButton: Suggesting to harm her loved ones (dead or not) is damn good way to piss her of, as Professor Abronsius has to learn.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Rebecca keeps a sausage the size of a baseball bat in her bedroom and she certainly knows how to use it. One hit sends Professor Abronsius stumbling down the staircase back into his bed and she can knock her husband out, too.
* LethalChef: In the original, extended version of "Knoblauch" ("Garlic") Rebecca is implied to be one. But if she puts in enough garlic, everyone will eat it either way.
--> Chagal: The very best chefs of Prague would be speechless after they had a taste!
--> Magda: They would be sick and [[DeadpanSnarker croak from flatulence the next day]].
* OnlySaneWoman: Even though her husband is the owner of the inn, Rebecca is actually the one in control. Try and get on her bad side and you'll find out why.
* StakingTheLovedOne: What she refuses to do to Chagal after his death.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She first comes across as tough and on occasion downright threatening, but she cares deeply about her family and is understandably devastated after she loses both, her husband and her daughter.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's never seen or heard from again once the first act ends.


!!Magda
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->''Tot zu sein ist komisch...''
->'''''Translation:''' To be dead is strange...''

The maid in the Chagal's inn, Magda is very bitter and cynical. She is turned into a vampire by Chagal and enters into a sexual relationship with him. Even then, she seems to be more fond of the sex than him, and by the end of the show she's implied to have fully come into her vampiric power on her own.

* BigBraToFill: Petite, flat-chested actresses who play her are usually padded up and have their cleavage shaded with makeup to create the effect of extreme voluptuousness.
* BuxomIsBetter: What gets her the attention of [[AbhorrentAdmirer Chagal]] and occasionally Alfred.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Usually, in the second act.
* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: Well, duh!
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After her transformation into a vampire, she wears a black costume with a much shorter skirt than it would have been appropriate during the time the musical takes place in. Since EvilIsSexy and the vampires in general not giving a damn about appropriate appearance, it's justified.
* FieryRedhead: She's this in the German and Austrian productions, but almost all non-German-language productions inexplicably turn her into a whimsy blonde girl. She was portrayed as a redhead again in Japan and France.
* FrenchMaid: Her outfit in the first act appears to be the ancient-Transylvanian equivalent of this outfit.
* GagBoobs
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: No wonder Alfred can't help but be distracted.
* LettingHerHairDown: Her braid is gone by the second act, and her hair's gathered into a messy half-updo instead.
* MeaningfulName: "Magd" is the German word for "maidservant". (Her full name ''might'' be Magdalena, but it's uncertain- "Lena" is a common German diminutive on its own, so Chagal may just be appending it onto "Magda."
* MsFanservice: Wears very revealing outfits throughout the musical, which gets her the attention of nearly every male around. Whether she wants it or not.
* SculleryMaid
* ShiksaGoddess
* VampireBitesSuck: Judging by her shrieking, being bitten by Chagal wasn't too pleasant.

!!Koukol
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->''[[TheUnintelligible Uuuhnghghnerrbhh!]]''
->'''''Translation:''' (None needed)''

Count von Krolock's faithful servant, Koukol is the first sign that Professor Abronsius is right about the vampires - he arrives to buy some candles, trying to communicate something to Sarah all the while.

* DumbMuscle: He appears to be the physically strongest character in the play, but he certainly isn't the smartest. Being TheUnintelligible doesn't help.
* TheGrotesque: Shows shades of this. He's a hunchback with a deformed face and feet to large for any shoes to fit. The villagers fear him (though part of it is certainly due to his alignment to the Count), and Chagal mocks him cruelly for his speech impediment. While he's clearly on the Count's side and not above doing some dirty work, Count von Krolock is actually the only one to display some sort of kindness towards him on stage, which can serve as some sort of [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe explanation]] for Koukol's UndyingLoyalty.
* TheIgor: He turns it UpToEleven.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Possibly. While he dies at the jaws of the wolves in the movie, his fate in the musical is often left unclear. The Count does order him to go after the Professor, Alfred and Sarah, but we simply just don't see him anymore after the chase, so it's possible he survived.
* UndyingLoyalty: He will follow the Counts every order, even at the cost of his life.
* TheUnintelligible: His grunting may resemble some words, but what he's really trying to say is anyone's guess.

!!Graf von Krolock
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->''Gott ist tot. Nach ihm wird nicht mehr gesucht.''
->'''''Translation:''' God is dead. He is sought after no more.''

The dark, seductive vampire lord with a ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation possible]]) crush on Sarah, von Krolock lives his life in an old castle in the wilderness. He welcomes Sarah to his home, and later Alfred and the Professor, knowing at least one of them will become vampire chow at his Midnight Ball.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Went from a sharp-dressed but otherwise plain aristocrat to MrFanservice extraordinaire. Getting played by a variety of handsome musical actors certainly helps.
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadassBaritone
* BadassBookworm: He owns an impressively vast private library, of which he is rather proud.
* BadassLongcoat: He gets one in the new ending's finale.
* BeingEvilSucks: Watching your loved ones die [[WhoWantsToLiveForever while you live forever already sucks]], but ''being'' the cause for their death is even worse.
* BettyAndVeronica: The dark, mysterious, seductive Veronica to Alfred's Betty.
* BigBad: The dark and very deadly undead leader of the Vampire Ensemble.
* BrokenAce: Elegant, intelligent, seductive lord of the night. Except that he's also harboring loads of guilt and despair, culminating in the VillainousLament "Die Unstillbare Gier", where he practically melts in his own misery.
* CapeSwish: This is required of every single actor in the role.
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Except with long, ragged hair instead of a Bela Lugosi-style sleek coif.
* DarkIsEvil: This should go without saying.
* DeadpanSnarker: On occasion.
* DisneyVillainDeath: He appears to be crushed in the collapse of the ballroom, but appears again in the finale.
* DissonantLaughter: Toward the end of Act I.
** NotQuiteDead
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Unsurprisingly, since being a vampire requires a certain amount of eeriness and paleness by default. Complete with long, flowing, black hair (albeit with grey streaks).
* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Die Unstillbare Gier".
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He and his son seem to have a very good relationship and his VillainousBreakdown indicates that he did feel somewhat strong for Sarah.
* EvilEyebrows: Most notably in the German production.
* EvilSorcerer: He appears to be able to teleport short distances, at least, and self-describes himself as a mage toward the end of Act I.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* FangsAreEvil: Obviously.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's an impeccably polite and talkative host when Alfred and the Professor arrive at the castle, but he pretty much throws Alfred to Herbert as a plaything and viciously mocks the Professor before the ball.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic: the [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], cynic BrokenAce.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Not in every performance, but in most of them he has this.
* InterspeciesRomance
* LeanAndMean: He's made up to look extraordinarily gaunt regardless of his actor's build.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: In all productions his first name [[NoNameGiven is never given]], except in the Broadway production in which he is named "Giovanni".
* NiceToTheWaiter: The Count treats Koukol with something resembling kindness, and Koukol in turn is [[UndyingLoyalty fiercely devoted]] towards him.
* OminousOperaCape: Usually accompanied by the high collar, he will always have a heavy lined cape, which is of particular use in "Gott ist tot" (a song lit using a spotlight from below) as he can swirl it to block out the light and vanish.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: While the ball guests are clearly evil and almost zombielike, Krolock is capable of being a perfect gentleman, and there is a touch of sympathetic melancholy about him as well.
* PerpetualFrowner: Par exellence. There never seems to be a moment where he's not frowning.
* PrettyBoy: Played with. Between his [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long hair]], slender hands, and costumes intended to make his legs appear to go on forever, it's a fair guess to assume he ''used'' to be one of these. However, his face is now heavily lined, said hair is now gray-streaked, ragged and just the slightest bit receded, and his hands are clawlike and arthritic in their thinness.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: At least 300 or so.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the calm, melancholic Blue to his son's Red Oni.
* RomanticVampireBoy: For a given value of "romantic" and "boy". The heroine falls hard for him, he doesn't use mind control to get her to that point, but he's also far from young, physically speaking (let's not even get into his ''real'' age) and is torn between loving her back and seeing her as a Happy Meal.
* ScaryFlashlightFace: "Gott ist tot" plays this up using lighting from below. It's the first song he has, and it establishes him as dark and scary.
* SharpDressedMan: But it never seems to occur to the count that Sarah sitting in the bathtub might feel a little underdressed next to him.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TragicMonster: Very much so. Look at BrokenAce for more details.
* VampiresAreRich: Never actually stated but heavily implied. The Count refuses to pay any of his bills, though.
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of the ball. "Nein! ''Nein!''"
* VillainousLament: The above-mentioned "Die Unstillbare Gier", von Krolock reminiscing about all the lovers he's killed during his time as one of the undead.
* VillainLoveSong: "Totale Finsternis". Actually, it goes for any of his musical parts with Sarah.
* TheVonTropeFamily
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: TheElevenOClockNumber is essentially Von Krolock saying, "Don't live forever, you'll kill everyone you love." It includes recitations of dates from 300 years back, lamenting how he still can't forgive himself for killing people way back then.
* WickedCultured: His extensive library makes Prof. Abronsius {{Squee}}.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Herbert von Krolock
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->''Du mußt zu mir nett sein, ich will dich verstehen.''
->'''''Translation:''' You must be nice to me -- I want to understand you.''

Count von Krolock's son, the CampGay Herbert becomes infatuated with Alfred as quickly as Alfred does with Sarah. Unfortunately, what could have been [[HoYay a beautiful romance]] is ruined when the vampire tries to sink his teeth into our hero's neck, and his humorous exterior may be hiding someone even more dangerous than his father.

* {{Adorkable}}: Definitely so in "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist".
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Of the homosexual male variety, to Alfred.
* AffablyEvil: Contrasting his father's FauxAffablyEvil nature. Herbert, while being spoiled rotten to the core, seems genuinely friendly and charming due to his sociable nature, as long as he gets his way. As soon as people don't comply with his wishes, he starts showing his nastier side. And as creepy as Carpe Noctem is (especially to poor Alfred), Herbert didn't necessarily conduct the nightmare out of malice. The whole number even starts out with some sort of a lullaby. Out of a vampire's perspective who heartily embraces his own nature, there's nothing wrong with that dream, at all.
* AgentPeacock: WordOfGod says that his flamboyance is at least partially a front, and that he has some ability to control minds. "Carpe Noctem" is ''his doing''.
* BeautyMark: In older productions [[https://pp.vk.me/c11500/u758272/154921564/x_a4325f4a.jpg he used to have this]].
* BiTheWay: Sometimes, believe it or not. Pay attention to all the flirting he does with some of the prettier female vampires at the ball in some productions (Tim Reichwein can be spotted doing this on the Hamburg proshot and apparently did it at the 10th anniversary concert performances too). In the Japanese finale, he also had a clear sexual fascination with Sarah himself.
* CampGay: Newer productions keep making him more and more flamboyant. The Broadway version made him into a borderline {{Crossdresser}}. And the fans love him for it.
* CheshireCatGrin: After Alfred [[OhCrap realizes]] that the vampire he is trying to flee from stands directly behind him, he turns to face Herbert grinning wickedly at him. Depending on how it's played, this sometimes borders into SlasherSmile territory, especially considering what nearly happens after that grin.
* TheDandy: Whether he's welcoming you into the castle, dancing with you at the Midnight Ball or giving you the nightmares of your life, you can be sure Herbert's always appropriately dressed for the occasion.
* DepravedHomosexual: Obviously. He flirts awkwardly with Alfred making a [[SarcasmMode charming compliment]] about his...backside. And he grabs it while dancing with him.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Implied, Herbert seems to crave affection of the romantic variety. Which may explain his {{Yandere}} tendencies, once Alfred turns him down.
* DidNotGetTheGuy: Though it's PlayedForLaughs. To anyone but him it was quite clear that he didn't stand a chance against Sarah.
* DoubleEntendre: He makes great use of them in the Broadway production, stringing together one after another...and then he doesn't even bother.
-->''Oh, those are my bats. You wanna see my balls?''
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Just about every time Herbert and Alfred both appear on stage. Culminating in "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist", where he compliments Alfred's butt while staring approvingly at it.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Herbert calls Alfred "mon chéri".
* EvilEyebrows: Even if he's just portrayed as highly morally questionable, his eyebrows are usually very arched.
* FangsAreEvil
* MrFanservice: You '''bet'''.
* {{Fanservice}}: What his dancing with Alfred easily is, upped drastically from the original film where all they do is sit together. And then there's some of his shining tight leather costumes over gyrating hips in the finale...
* FemmeFatalons: Some actors who play him have these. Some just have the nails attached to gloves, however, and sometimes, his hands just look ''exquisitely'' manicured.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine: the excitable, impulsive AgentPeacock.
* GenkiGuy: Prominently so during "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist", where he gleefully forces a not quite as enthusiastic Alfred to dance with him. See also RedOniBlueOni below.
* GlamourFailure: Being a vampire, he lacks a reflection. Significant, because Alfred discovers the fact during "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist".
* HairDecoration: Herbert is almost always seen with a huge bow in his hair.
* IKissYourHand: Not in the traditional way, Herbert places a light kiss on the palm of Alfred's hand, after stating that the student is trembling with fear.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Completely averted. From what we can see, he and his father have a perfectly functional relationship.
** OverlordJr
* KissOfTheVampire: Attempts one on Alfred, whom Herbert had a huge crush on. Alfred, being much too scared (and in love with Sarah) prevents it from happening, after which Herbert seems to get consumed by HorrorHunger.
* LesbianVampire: Herbert is a [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] version of this trope.
* LightIsNotGood: A mild version. Herbert inexplicably has white-blonde hair and, when not in mood for some Carpe Noctem performances, dresses in considerably brighter colours than his father (and the entire cast for that matter). Still, it's quite clear that he's far from a good guy.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Herbert is the exact opposite of his father's personality. He is cheerful, playful and enjoys being a vampire, while his father is serious, melancholic and has ambiguous feelings about being one of the undead. His appearance is also different, he's blonde and almost always dressed in bright colours, unlike his father who has black hair and dresses in black.
* LonelyRichKid: Possibly. His family's wealth is never directly addressed, but the castle and the impeccable taste when it comes to clothes suggest that the von Krolocks weren't exactly poor people (that said, the count doesn't bother to pay any of his bills). And if Herbert's first line is anything to go by, the viscount [[RichBoredom has been bored out of his mind]] until Alfred came along.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Older productions had him with a shoulder-length ponytail, but almost everything after the Hamburg production gives him long, loose, flowing blond hair.
* LoveAtFirstSight: He falls for Alfred just as fast as the latter falls for Sarah.
* MessyHair: Usually Herbert keeps his hair neatly tied up in a huge bow, but in Carpe Noctem he wears his hair open and rather scraggly looking. Probably done to emphasize Herbert's more dangerous nature.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Towards Alfred, much to the latters dismay. It only gets worse after Alfred rejects Herbert's advances.
* NoSocialSkills: An odd case, because Herbert is very sociable, self-confident in his interaction with other people and blissfully unaware that his way of approaching the object of his affection ''really'' drives said object to get the hell away from him. Justified, since it is implied that Herbert has spend all his life and, uh, unlife in the castle, where everyone with a little sense left wouldn't dare pissing off [[BigBad Count von Krolock's]] son.
* NotGoodWithRejection: It's clear that Herbert doesn't accept Alfred's rejection.
* OminousOperaCape: He wears one at the end of Act I, during "Carpe Noctem" and in the "Tanzsaal" scene. While his father never appears without one, Herbert only seems to be wearing it to add some dramatic flair.
* PrettyBoy: The actor's makeup almost always makes him into this. Of particular note are: [[https://new.vk.com/photo-35807707_280823780 Tim Reichwein's portrayal]], [[https://new.vk.com/photo-3930518_114876767 Máté Kamarás' portrayal]], [[https://new.vk.com/photo-22442239_268161068 Kirill Gordeev's portrayal in the Russian production]], [[https://new.vk.com/photo-22442239_262399833 Dávid Pirgel's portrayal in the Hungarian production]] and [[https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/10986909_623943191074012_2012842396340740871_o.jpg Sinan Bertrand's portrayal in the French production]]. Probably runs in the family, seeing as his father looks like "pretty boy + a lot of aging".
* PsychopathicManchild: Has shades of this. Herbert is basically the princess of the castle and [[SpoiledBrat can do whatever he wants]]; still there's a certain unpredictability to him. One minute he pulls of [[NightmareFuel "Carpe Noctem"]], next he's pining after Alfred like a teenager would. Likewise "When love is inside you" first comes off as funny, but harmless (if highly uncomfortable for Alfred), until he tries to bite Alfred. After the latter makes it clear that he doesn't return Herbert's affections by trying (and failing) to run away from him, it's obvious that Herbert isn't used to not getting his way and becomes a little more, er, ''demanding''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCbzc-z4rrs Marc Liebisch]] turns it up to eleven by giving off a high-pitched, childish giggle before turning nasty.
* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist" is generally regarded as one of the funniest parts of the whole show.
* RedOniBlueOni: He is the vivid and excitable, but impatient Red to his fathers Blue Oni.
* RoyalBrat: To an extent. Herbert can be quite charming when he wants to be, but as mentioned above the Count's son is also very spoiled, walking through the castle with a heavy sense of entitlement. The latter might explain why he's NotGoodWithRejection, too.
* SissyVillain: While the degree of his villainy is debatable and highly dependent on the actor, Herbert still remains a bloodthirsty vampire. A very, '''very''' flamboyant bloodthirsty vampire.
* TomTheDarkLord: Let's face it, only the Count himself and possibly Professor Abronsius would know that Herbert means "the shining/brave warrior". Anyone else might wonder why the vampire overlord of Transylvania didn't give his son a more fear-inspiring name. Then again, we are never given the Count's first name; perhaps it's something even worse.
* VillainLoveSong: His part in "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist", though the villain part is really depending on the actor. Sometimes his part of comes off more as a Poorly Socialized Ball of [[TheWoobie Woob]] Love Song.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Fits this trope to a T. Woobieness and giddy teenager-behaviour aside, he is one of the few undead who thoroughly enjoys being a vampire. And Herbert did tackle Alfred to the ground after the latter didn't comply with his wishes.
* WomanScorned: A rare male version and very much PlayedForLaughs. Herbert's visibly unhappy at having "A Guide for Lovers" shoved between his teeth, but won't let such a thing like an obvious rejection stop him in his pursuit after Alfred. Even if he has to wrestle Alfred down to get what he wants.

!!The Vampire Ensemble
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->''[[ArcWords Sei bereit!]]''
->'''''Translation:''' Be prepared!''

The ancient fiends of the night who awaken, eager to attend the Midnight Ball and see what's on the menu this year.

* BreakingTheFourthWall: Ewigkeit ends with them walking through the aisles and lunging out at the audience members, and "Der Tanz Der Vampire" is them saying to the audience, "We're going to eat you next!"
* ClownCarGrave: How the vampires appear during "Ewigkeit".
* CrowdSong: "Ewigkeit".
* TheDeadCanDance:
** Three words: Act II Finale.
** Two words: Carpe Noctem.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Subverted - while the vampires do attend the ball in costumes like this, the outfits are decaying and dusty.
* HellBentForLeather: Their outfits in the finale.
* HolyBurnsEvil: The vampires all react violently when Alfred and the Professor construct a cross in the ballroom. Except for Herbert, who simply [[CrowningMomentOfFunny faints]].
* VampireDance
* VillainSong: "Ewigkeit", again.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[OverlyLongGag Once again]], "Ewigkeit" is the vampires saying "Eternity sucks!"
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!!Nadja And Zsa Zsa
->''Hi, Sarah...''

Sarah's best friends, who are abducted by vampires two minutes into the show.

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Nadja eating the mushrooms and getting high. It isn't talked about again throughout the scene.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]

!!Boris
->''Just trying to be helpful.''

A worker in Chagal's inn, Boris is bitten by Bat!Krolock and runs off to his castle, replacing Koukol's role.

* TheRenfield: Unlike Koukol's role as TheIgor, Boris takes the part of Renfield to Von Krolock.
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