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'''''[=BloodRayne=]''''' is an ActionAdventure ThirdPersonShooter developed by Terminal Reality and published by Majesco. The game has spawned a sequel, a 2D action-platformer spin-off, a series of mostly one-shot comic books, and a movie with two direct-to-[=DVD=] sequels by Uwe Boll (unfortunately).

The protagonist Rayne is a [[HalfHumanHybrid half human]]-[[OurVampiresAreDifferent half vampire]] known as a {{dhampyr}}, who works under the Brimstone Society, an organization seeking to rid the world of vampires (besides Rayne since she also hates vampires). The first game, set in [[TheGreatDepression the 1930s]] in the years between the World War I and World War II, has Rayne fighting off monsters invading Louisiana and eventually hunting down Nazis looking for [[ArtifactOfDoom the skull of Beliar]]. The sequel takes place decades after the first game ends, set around modern times where Rayne must take down an evil cult formed by the offspring of her vampire father Kagan that has created a substance that's blocking out the sun, allowing vampires to roam free.

The games in the series includes:
* ''[=BloodRayne=]'' (2002, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]]/UsefulNotes/XBox/[[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GCN]])
** It was later ported to Windows PC and Apple Macintosh in 2003; it was also brought to [=PlayStation=] Network in 2011.
* ''[=BloodRayne=] 2'' (2004, [=PS2=]/Xbox)
** Later ported to Windows PC in 2006; also re-released on [=PlayStation=] Network in 2012.
* ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'' (2011, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork PSN]]/[[XboxLiveArcade XBLA]]) -- The OddballInTheSeries being a [[NintendoHard tough-as-nails]] 2D action platformer developed by Creator/{{WayForward Technologies}}. To be released in Japan as ''[=BloodRayne=]: Crimson Slayer'', published by ArcSystemWorks.
** Later ported to Windows PC on April 30, 2014 by Abstraction Games.

The PC ports of the first two games in the series are also available through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and Website/GOGDotCom; both games were also available [=OnLive=] until the service was shut down in 2015. ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'' is also available on Steam.

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!!The [=BloodRayne=] series features examples of:
* AffablyEvil: The Twins in the first game. They spend as much time flirting with Rayne as they do fighting her.
* AfterTheEnd[=/=]DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The end to the second game shows that Kagan's Vampire Apocalypse can't be reversed, despite his death, and that humanity is now a small Brimstone-led resistance movement living in underground bunkers while hordes of monsters rule the surface. Rayne and Severin are on the outs with Brimstone, and Rayne herself has to inherit her father's empire despite her distaste of everything related to vampires and humans in order to save the humans on the surface.]]
* {{AKA47}}: the guns in the first game, which also includes ones that won't be invented for another 6 years.
* AlasPoorVillain: The Twins again, especially if it's Sigmund who is the one to go down first, where Rayne tell him her name as a last request.
* {{Animesque}}: ''Betrayal's'' artstyle.
* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroine]]: Rayne is a Type-III and IV anti-heroine; she doesn't particularly like humans, but she hates vampires.
* ArchnemesisDad: Kagan is this to Rayne. Being a ChildByRape from a complete bastard of a vampire will do that to you.
* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Hidden Nazi base, naturally.
* ArtificialStupidity: Mooks getting stuck in corners and vampires slowly dying by standing in daylight.
* AuraVision: It helps Rayne find her objective's location and conveniently shows how much health the non-boss enemies have (bosses have their own life meter).
* AxCrazy: The Vampires in the first game, who Rayne describes as being "monsters, even among vampires."
* BackFromTheDead: This is Mynce's specialty.
* BadassBoast: [[{{Badass}} Half her quotes throughout the series]], but her boast to Hedrox is especially epic.
* BadBoss: Dr. Bathory drops a grunt into the Daemite pit just so she can talk to Rayne some more.
* BaddieFlattery: The Twins, who constantly remark on and praise Rayne's beauty and skill.
* BareYourMidriff: Rayne, obviously.
%%* BigScrewedUpFamily: Kagan's.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Ephemera's eyes are completely black and she's one of the villains of the second game.
* BlackSheep: Rayne jokingly refers to herself as this, which is true considering all of Kagan's other offspring are loyal to him.
** WhiteSheep: It would be more accurate to call Rayne this, she is the only (relatively) decent individual among a family of monsters. It helps that she wasn't raised by Kagan. Kagan alludes that Trumain raised other offspring of his in addition to Rayne, but they do not appear in the story.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Rayne's handy dandy armblades!
* BloodBath: The final boss chamber in the second game has a fountain full of blood in which both Rayne [[spoiler:and Kagan (her vampire father)]] can heal themselves.
* BloodierAndGorier: ''[=BloodRayne=] 2'' was this to the original. ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'' for the series overall, '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar and it's rated T]]'''!
* BloodyMurder: The Carpathian Dragons fire alchemized blood.
* BodyHorror: Daemites possessing a soldier to name a few.
* BossSubtitles: Just before the boss battles in ''Betrayal''.
* BottomlessPit: Par for the course in ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal''.
* BulletproofHumanShield: One of the heroine's special moves is to grasp a near-by goon, bite down on their neck, and while wrapped around them, she can turn them around to block enemy shots, using them as a human shield ''and'' [[LifeDrain gaining health]] at the same time.
* BulletTime: One of Rayne's powers and part of gameplay of the first two games is the option to use this technique, representing her heightened reaction times and senses.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: On the subject of Rayne's mother, Kagan is, "[[{{Jerkass}} terrible with names, but I trust she died painfully, like the rest of her family]]". He seems to be trying to anger Rayne, but it is also true that he raped ''many'' human women to sire dhampirs, and then killed them and their families afterwards as "[[{{KickTheDog}} policy]]".
* CainAndAbel: Rayne has been hunting and killing her half-siblings for decades. Ephemera, Ferril, and Xerx all try to kill one another at some point.
* TheCameo: [[ABoyAndHisBlob The Boy and His Blob]] show up in Chapter 15 in ''Betrayal''.
* CannotCrossRunningWater: Being half-vampire, Rayne suffers from this weakness, which translates in gameplay as "take damage when touching water".
* CastFromHitPoints: In the second game, if Rayne fires one of her guns without sucking the blood of her enemies for ammo, then they suck out hers.
* ChainPain: Rayne's harpoon. In the first game, she uses it to pull humanoid foes towards her (which would make [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion]] proud) so she can feed off them; in the second game, she can hurl foes like ragdolls with it.
* ChildByRape: Rayne's origin.
* ColossusClimb: Slezz is a variation. You have to climb inside her to cut her heart out. [[DeadpanSnarker Rayne]] is not happy with this turn of events.
-->'''Rayne:''' I have ''bowel'' in my hair.
* CombatSadomasochist: The Daemites in the first game, who beg Rayne to hurt them, and the vamps in the second, who sometimes sound like they're enjoying themselves a little too much while Rayne kills them.
* CombatStilettos: And they're ''actual'' stilettos.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: During Ephemera's boss battle, if Rayne touches the water in the pond, she gets hurt. Ephemera on the other hand, despite being a full vampire, remains unaffected by it.
* ConspicuousCG: In ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'', most of the blood splatters, explosions and slime splatters are this. It mildly clashes with the game's otherwise 2D-art style.
* ContinuityNod: The 3rd Act of the first game has several continuity nod references to the first act of ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'', the survival horror game from which ''[=BloodRayne=]'' was spun-off from.
* {{Cutscene}}: The first two game uses FMV sequences in some parts of the game's story.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Ephemera. Together with her sister Ferril, she plotted to kill their father and take over. Then, she (literally and figuratively) backstabbed and threw Ferril off a tower. When Rayne meets her for the final battle, Ephemera calmly tells her that she is waiting for the right moment to do Kagan in.]]
* CreepyCrossdresser: Implied in ''[=BloodRayne=] 2''.
-->'''Minion:''' "Nice boots, miss. After I've kicked your ass, I may prance around in them?"
* CutsceneIncompetence: The first game has Rayne pull out one of the ribs of the Queen of the Underworld, only for it to force it's way into her body, causing such intense pain that she is unable to prevent [[BigBad Wulf]] from ripping it out of her. Fair enough that she didn't know it would do that to her, but then she does it again when she finds the eye of Beliar! While yes, it does grant her sniping abilities, you'd think after the first time she would be a little more leery about grabbing glowing body parts.
* DaddysLittleVillain: All of Rayne's sisters that we see in ''2''.
%%* DarkActionGirl: Ephemera.
%%* DarkMagicalGirl: Ephemera again.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Rayne. Although she's a half-vampire and vampires are considered evil in the games' universe, Rayne hunts down and kills monsters on a regular basis as well as killing many Nazi soldiers and her twisted family members.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rayne, particularly in the second game, has more snark than even Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}.
-->'''Rayne:''' "You saw the blades, what did you ''think'' was gonna happen?"
* DieChairDie: Oh ''yes''! Chairs, statues, and even pianos aren't safe from Rayne's armblades.
* DisposableSexWorker: Well, more like recyclable, [[spoiler:street people are drained of blood to create the Shroud]].
%%* DisposableVagrant
* {{Dhampyr}}: Our anti-heroine.
* [[DroppedaBridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler:Ferril's death at the hand of Xerx. After giving a crazy rousing speech to her men earlier and a shorter angry one to Rayne, she is quickly dispatched by one of Xerx sun cannons just before the boss fight.]]
* DualBoss: The twins, Simon and Sigmund, while [[spoiler:Wulf and Beliar]] are more of a subversion; you fight both at once, but they attack each other, too.
* DullSurprise: Rayne for most of the first game talks in a monotone, just displaying enough emotion that you know what's going through her mind. Nothing really seems to shake her (as she said at the start of the game, "I'm just confident in my abilities,") with few exceptions. Then Wulf [[KilledOffForReal kills off]] [[spoiler:Mynce]]. Then she flies into an UnstoppableRage. The sequel has much less of this, as Rayne does a lot more [[DeadpanSnarker wise-cracking]] and occasionally expressing real horror when she realizes what the plan of the [[spoiler:Kagan]] Cult is.
* EliteMooks: the first game has red-uniformed Nazi Kommandos, who have more health and better weapons. The second game has Ephemera's S&M ninjas, who can block frontal feeding attempts, and Kagan's ancient vampires, who wear nazi uniforms and fight with a heavy machine gun in one hand and a sword in the other.
* EpunymousTitle: The series title plays on gallons of blood you'll be spilling with the games' titular character.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The second has a least two vehicles that explode if you throw people at them.
* ExpositionFairy: Mynce in the first game and Severin in the second.
* {{Expy}}: Originally, Rayne was supposed to be one to Svetlana Lupescu of ''Nocturne'' fame, but this was scrapped.
** She's very similar to [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Durham Red]].
* EyeScream: When Rayne finds the Eye of Beliar and it forcibly implants itself in her head. Sure, it gives her telescoping vision, but it looks like it ''really'' hurt.
* FamousNamedForeigner: So many but one name is really, really an embodiment of this trope -- Dr. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Bathory Bathory]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele Mengele]].
* {{Fanservice}}: Rayne was one of the first video game characters to pose nude in ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''. There are also a few fan mods to the PC version that make her nude.
** She even made her appearance at Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''[[http://www.mtv2.com/#series/13696 Video Mods]]'' in a few episodes, one of them with Music/{{Evanescence}}'s "Everybody's Fool".
* FantasticRacism: Most of Rayne's family has this towards dhampirs and humans. Kagan refers to dhampirs as "mongrels", "tainted" and continually refers to Rayne as "it". [[{{Irony}} This doesn't stop him from raping human women]] [[{{Hypocrite}} and using his dhampir offspring in his army]]. Ferril believes that ''any'' full-blooded vampire should be able to best a dhampir, even if it's [[{{Badass}} Rayne]] and Ephemera expresses mild disappointment that their adversary isn't "at least full-blood".
* FiveBadBand: Kagen's and the rest of his family in the the second game:
* FlippingTheBird: Rayne does this enough to make one think she's channeling Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin: she does it at least four times during the first game's ending, before flipping off her handler at the start of the second game.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Scratch the friendly part: she is working to wipe out Nazis and cults, but she's very much an anti-hero, doing it for her own ends rather than any "good" benefit for others.
* GameMod: Besides the nude ones, there's a fan-made [[UsefulNotes/HighDefinition HD]] mod for the second game's PC version that enhances the textures with high resolution ones, as well as allow the game to run on resolutions higher than the default ones. It also features a lot of pictures of Kristanna Loken as [[Film/BloodRayne Rayne]] replacing many photos and painting in the game, for some reason.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In cutscenes, a vampire who is killed by sunlight turns to ashes (and the process is virtually instant). In gameplay, sunlight drains the health of vampiric minibosses rather slowly, and when killed by it, they simply collapse.
* {{Gainaxing}}: The games do try to tone it down, but entering the juggy mode cheat takes it to ridiculous levels.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'' is a 2D hack-and-slash that's even BloodierAndGorier than the first two games. Blood splatters everywhere, mooks are grinded up by blades, [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]], cut in half or worse. And it's a '''T-rated''' game.
* {{Ghostapo}}: The first game's central premise is that the Nazis are seeking occult relics for the purpose of gaining supernatural powers, and Rayne's mission is to stop them.
* GiantEnemyCrab: The Crab Puncher (no, not [[VideoGame/MegaMan10 that one]]), the first boss from ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'' is a [[KillerRobot giant mechanical crab]].
* GiantMecha: She fights them in the first game, and practically squeals with joy at getting to drive one. The giant pink things Rayne fights in the second game are organic ones.
* {{Gorn}}: A huge part of the game's appeal, and why it has the name it has. Bloodrayne stands out as maybe the only franchise of it's time where dismemberment is not done solely through canned animations, or through bodies having specific points where they can be cut; enemies are dismembered ''exactly'' where you hit them. Even then, there are examples that stand out, such as the Blood Bomb weapon which causes enemies to shatter into blood and body parts, and a move Rayne can do in [=BloodRayne=] 2 while feeding that leaves her foe as nothing but a torso.
** It's even a ''gameplay mechanic'' in [=BloodRayne=] 2; the player frequently encounters sequences where they need to throw a number of enemies into something painful (a helicopter rotor, a vat of chemicals, etc.) to progress.
* GrandTheftMe: The second act of the first game features parasites that do this.
-->'''Parasite:''' "I'll wear you like ''lederhosen''."
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Most of the killing puzzles in ''[=BloodRayne=] 2'' involve throwing minions at something until it breaks. She can also score free knockdowns (but no damage) by throwing enemies into one-another.
* GunsAkimbo: Rayne does virtually nothing ''but'' this in the first game, with the exception of some larger weapons. In the second game, the Carpathian Dragons are duel wielded.
* GunsAreWorthless:
** Despite the wide variety of firearms available in the first game, guns are only really effective against common {{Mooks}}. Some tougher enemies and bosses take very little (if any) damage from bullets, or are difficult to hit in the first place (especially Daemites). Compounding this problem is the fact that guns don't hold much ammo and can't be reloaded; Rayne [[ThrowawayGuns discards a weapon upon emptying the magazine]], and must pick up another to replace it. On top of all this, Rayne's blades and harpoon are generally more efficient weapons, and it's entirely possible to play through most of the game without firing a shot.
** In ''Betrayal'' however, Rayne's magnum is quite powerful, able to knock most mooks off their feet.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Rayne and other dhampyrs.
* HandicappedBadass: The Twins, each missing an arm as a result of being born conjoined but then surgically separated, manage to take down an entire pack of vampires in hand to hand combat by themselves.
* HealThyself: [[LifeDrain Rayne drinks the blood of her enemies to restore her life bar.]]
* HighPressureBlood: Oh lordy...
* HighlyVisibleNinja: The Kestrels, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja vampires]] from the East in ''[=BloodRayne=] 2''.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Only in the first game; Rayne finds a pair of mystical blood-powered guns in the second. The first game does have a cheat which displays the weapons; however, it's interesting how the lot stays strapped to her back.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Rayne feels this way towards her father Kagan, who [[spoiler:raped her mother and drove her mad]]. ''All'' his daughters hate him, in fact.
* JigglePhysics: There is a cheat code in both games that allows you to increase both Rayne's bust size and the jiggliness.
** Disturbingly, the jiggle physics in the first game tends to turn on and off quite routinely, leading to a case of [[UncannyValley uncanny cleavage]] when Rayne is speaking.
* LargeHam: [[EvilIsHammy Jurgen Wulf in the first game]], [[spoiler:and Kagan in the second]].
** Ferril has a lot of fun with her villainy as well.
* LoadBearingBoss: Rayne herself lampshades this at the start of Betrayal's final level, where she must escape the collapsing castle after defeating the final boss in the previous level.
-->'''Rayne:''' "Ugh, I didn't realize he was a load-bearing demon!"
* LudicrousGibs: In third-person shooter games, even moreso in the second game.
%%* MadDoctor: Dr. Bathory.
%%* MadScientist: Xerx.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Kagan has sired many offspring with many women, sometimes without consent.
* MeaningfulName: Ferril, Ephemera, Severin to name a few.
* MeleeATrois: Happens quite often in the first game.
** In the first episode, the infected townspeople will actually fight with the fully mutated townspeople as well as the spawn creatures. All are trying to kill Rayne.
** Nazis and Daemites fight each other in episode 2. Likewise with Nazis and vampires in episode 3.
** The final battle of the original game is a 3-way fight between Rayne, [[spoiler:Belial, and Jurgen Wulf]].
* MirrorBoss: In the first game, Bathory Mengele and later [[spoiler:Mynce]], both blade-wielding femme fatales, both fight using the same combat style as Rayne. Likewise with the Kestrel mini-bosses in the second game.
* MissionControl: Severin in the second game serves this function.
* MookHorrorShow: Two mooks in Xerx's tower lock themselves up in an office to wait out Rayne's passing. These are the ones with the cockiest sounding voice-sets, the ones taunt Rayne as provocatively as possible, yet when you knock on their door, they wet themselves.
** The Nazi's meanwhile, even at the start of the game, are nothing more then walking blood bags.
* MostCommonSuperPower: All of the women in the games could put Kate Upton to shame.
* MrFanservice: For someone with so little screentime and [[NonActionGuy absolutely no action scenes]], Severin has become this more handily than anyone else in the franchise. It's because of Severin that Kagan hasn't been [[DracoInLeatherPants fitted with leather pants]]. It's because of Severin that all other [[ShipSinking ships arrive presunk]].
* MsFanservice: Rayne ([[HotterAndSexier arguably moreso]] in the sequel), Ephemera, and Ferril.
* NintendoHard: ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'' is a very hard action-platformer. In fact, [[SurpriseDifficulty the difficulty came as a surprise]] to those not accustomed with Nintendo Hard games (or have been avoiding them).
* NoOntologicalInertia: A funny subversion at the end of ''[=BloodRayne=] 2''. [[spoiler:After Rayne defeats the final boss, she observes that his primary work, an alchemical cloud covering the land that allows vampires to walk under the sun, has not dissipated. Rayne remarks off-handedly to her partner, "I half-expected everything to go back to normal once he was dead. I guess that wasn't very realistic, huh?"]]
* NoOSHACompliance: The first game has several Nazi's taking shelter under a car lift, which Rayne can lower on them and then mock them over. The second game has several fans and jet turbines with no covers.
* NoSwastikas: The PC and PAL Xbox versions removed all swastikas and other Third Reich symbolism.
* NotQuiteDead: Kommando in the first game. After his seeming death, he returns having been taken over by a Daemite.
* NotSoDifferent: Dr. Bathory tries to pull this on Rayne. Rayne calls out Bathory's monstrosity.
%%* TheObiWan: Mynce.
* OffWithHisHead: All three games you can slice enemies heads right off, resulting in [[HighPressureBlood a geyser of blood]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Rayne is close to 90 when the second game starts, but looks no older than 25.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Dhampyr, actually. Water, sunlight, healing by drinking blood and apparently having the grace of a Cirque de Soleil performer and [[MsFanservice the body of a lingerie model]].
** The full-blooded vampires are a varied bunch as well, with Ephemera being an [[IntangibleMan Intangible Girl]] who can teleport through shadows; Hedrox, a bestial creature with a DoppelgangerAttack; and Slezz, an ancient and monstrously inhuman "Babylonian Winged Shakkab" described as a "born vampire". The only two vampires who seem to match the usual profile are Zerenski and Kagan.
* PaintedOnPants: Rayne's default outfit.
* ParentalFavoritism: Ephemera is Kagan's favorite daughter.
* ParentalSubstitute: Trumain seems to have been this to Rayne.
* PowerTattoo:
** Ferril's body is covered in ''moving'' tattoos.
** The Dark Rayne outfit you get as a bonus gives Rayne some nice tribal tats as well.
* PuzzleBoss: This sets apart the bosses from the {{Elite Mook}}s; the bosses have some other condition before you can beat them down.
* RankInflation: In ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'', and the ranks are judged the points you've earned in a level.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Subverted with [[DarkIsNotEvil Rayne]]. Her outfit is red and black, but she's one of the good guys. The dhamphir she faces in the second game on the other hand....
* SequentialBoss: Subverted and parodied in the first game. The final boss of Act 2 is a 10-foot tall Nazi cyborg. After you drain his health bar to zero and he collapses, he stands back up again, raises his arms high into the air, and screams "You can't defeat me THAT easily!"... then promptly falls over dead. Rayne even makes a snarky comment about this.
* SerratedBladeOfPain: The female MadScientist duel-wields amputation saws.
* ScoringPoints: In ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal''.
* SheFu:
** The general fighting style of Rayne.
** In the first game, Butcheress and Mynce uses this.
** In the second, so do the female Dhampirs and Kestrel's.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Subverted. The heels of Rayne's boots are a pair of spikes.
* SociopathicHero: Subverted by Rayne. She has no qualms about slicing someone in half, but she actually makes a point of trying to emphasize her humanity, like her freak-out when [[spoiler:Mynce]] died.
* StandardFPSGuns: In ''[=BloodRayne=] 2'', the [[BloodyMurder blood guns]] mimic the effect of several weapons:
** Blood Shot = [[GunsAkimbo Pistols]]
** Blood Stream = Machine guns
** Blood Flame = [[KillItWithFire Flamethrower]]
** Blood Hammer = Rocket launcher
** Blood Bomb = Time bomb (blows up enemies after a short period)
* StatuesqueStunner: The very attractive Rayne stands 5-foot-11 barefeet, and wears 5-inch heels most of the time, making her 6-foot-4.
* {{Stripperific}}: Rayne's outfits in the second game. Her default outfit speaks for itself, of course.
** LittleBlackDress: Her evening gown, a SexyBacklessOutfit complete with AbsoluteCleavage.
*** RedheadInGreen: Rayne's green gown.
** DragonLady: Rayne's dragon gown.
** {{Cow|boy}}girl: Her cowgirl outfit.
** JapaneseSchoolUniform: Complete with too-small undergarments under her skirt.
** EvilCostumeSwitch: Rayne's "{{dark|IsNotEvil}}" outfit.
** TwentyFourHourArmor: Rayne's armor outfit. It's a full plate armor complete with halberd's instead of blades.
* StupidJetpackHitler: Actual jetpack Nazis in the first game.
* ThickerThanWater: ''Massively'' averted. Rayne absolutely ''hates'' her family, with good reason and she strongly emphasizes that Kagan's offspring are ''half'' siblings.
%%* ThirdPersonPerson: Hedrox.
* ThirdPersonSeductress: Rayne in the first two games, who provides some eye-candy while slicing her enemies into ribbons.
* ThrowawayGuns: In the first game. Once the clip for the weapon Rayne's holding are emptied, she tosses them out of her inventory.
* TykeBomb: Essentially the result of Kagan's policy of raping women to sire dhampyrs, them slaughtering the child's entire family to leave them with no one else to turn to and raising them into an obedient and loyal army. Trumain got to Rayne before Kagan could do the same with her, though not in time to save her family.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The first game is a fixed-camera, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' / ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'' style third-person shooter which incorporates melee combat. The second game is a free-floating-camera, ''VideoGame/FinalFight''-style beat 'em up which incorporates platforming and auto-lock shooting. It's a moderate but significant shift. The third game is a 2D hybrid of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' platforming and ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' combat. Compared to the first two, it's a ''REALLY'' significant shift.
* UnwinnableByMistake: There's a glitch in [=BloodRayne=] 2 if you don't use your harpoon to open the path before killing some {{mooks}}.
* VaporWear: Ferril is mostly [[FullFrontalAssault nude]], if you took [[MarkOfTheBeast her markings]] away from her.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: In the mines, you may notice a few doors have been barricaded from the inside with a few Nazis hiding in them. Rayne will actively taunt these poor fellows who are just hiding from the Daemites, even though they offer no resistance; in fact they are outright cowering. They are free health should you need it, but damn.[[note]]Then again, they are ''[[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Nazis]].''[[/note]] ''[=BloodRayne=] 2'', meanwhile, has many, many different ways you can dismember the human body.
** Dismembering was very much possible in the first ''[=BloodRayne=]'', particularly with [[LudicrousGibs Insane Gibs Mode]] on. And how it felt... shaving off surplus limbs then watch the Nazi in question writhe in agony, or far away screaming, or try to get away? Blowing off heads? ''Mincing them into thin little body pieces?''
* VideoGameDashing: In ''[=BloodRayne=]: Betrayal'', of the [[VideoGame/MegaManX X and Zero]] variety.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Specifically in ''[=BloodRayne=] 2''.
* WallJump: Rayne can do this in ''Betrayal'', given it's a 2D platformer.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Xerx. He's the only one of Kagan's children that we see who is ''actually'' loyal to him, having spent years [[spoiler:putting him back together after Trumain blew him up]]. Despite his loyalty and desire for Kagan's approval, however, the game makes it clear that Xerx is looked on with disdain by ''everyone'' in the family.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Rayne's sunlight weakness is kind of expected, being half-vampire, but ''water''? Seriously? In ''[=BloodRayne=] 2'', you can get killed by the sprinkler system.
* WhyAmITicking: In ''Betrayal'', Rayne can either drain an enemy of blood for health or infect them with some sort of virus that turns them into walking acid bombs that she can detonate at will, which can cause chain reactions.
* WorthyOpponent: Ephemera seems to consider Rayne this after fighting her for the first time. She remarks that Rayne is "more... interesting" than she expected, and is eager to "meet" (read: fight) her again.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother and My Family]]: Why Rayne hates Kagan so much and what motivates her to kill him and the rest of ''his'' family.
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