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Characters: Blade
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     Protagonists 

Blade

"You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it - the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger!"

When Blade's mother was attacked by a vampire while giving birth to him, it resulted in him being born a half-breed, immune to all of the vampires' weaknesses and possessing all their strengths. When Blade entered puberty however the thirst also emerged. When Whistler realized that he wasn't a vampire, he took him in and the two have hunted vampires ever since. Blade is known among vampires as the infamous "Daywalker". Played by Wesley Snipes.

Tropes:

  • Anti-Hero: Though still heroic, Blade has no problems beating the tar out of vampire familiars. And robbing them after. You probably won't feel all that sorry for the folks selling out mankind. Though as the films progress and he begins viewing them within increasing hostility, killing them indiscriminately, Blade becomes an even darker anti-hero.
  • Awesome Mc Cool Name: Blade and his nickname among vampires, Daywalker, are both pretty badass.
  • BadassAbnormal
  • Berserk Button: Over the course of the films familiars just seem to rub Blade the wrong way. Understandable given they're selling out mankind and all. Blade's hatred of them only increases over the course of trilogy as he goes from beating them senseless (and occasionally robbing them), to straight up murdering their asses without so much as second thought. That said the familiars he meets every sequel continue to sink to new depths serving their vampire masters.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center
  • Celibate Hero: He shows no outward interest in the opposite sex. The Thirst probably has something to do with it. The second film marks the closest he's came to an actual interest in another woman. And it's clearly a mutual attraction. Sadly she dies in Blades arms and they never so much as kiss. There was scene filmed between Blade and Nyssa after they'd done the the deed, but it never made the final cut.
  • Cool Shades
  • Cool Sword: It even has a defense mechanism that activates after a few seconds if not turned off. Blades protrude from the hilt fast enough to slice a hand off.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Blade is made of badass! Nearly any vampire mooks that he comes across are going to be ashes within a few seconds and there are only a handful of characters who can challenge him.
  • Daywalker: Not a Daywalker. Blade is the Daywalker.
  • Deadly Euphemism: "I must release you."
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Disappeared Dad: His biological father is never even alluded to. Thankfully, he has Whistler.
  • The Dreaded: To the vampire community.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When the hapless victim falls at the feet of Blade, the terror on dozens of vampires is clear to see. His smile as they run for their lives or whisper in fear tells you all you need to know. The ass kicking that follows is truly one of the greatest character introductions ever.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Half-Human Hybrid
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Hunter of His Own Kind
  • I Am a Monster: A combination of the guilt from his younger years of feeding on people and being an outsider to the very humans he protects makes Blade feel this way, despite attempts to tell him otherwise.
    Blade: "I'm not human."
    Karen: "You look human to me."
    Blade: "Humans don't drink blood."
    Blade: There are worse things out there than vampires.
    Karen: Like what?
    Blade: Like me.
  • Idiot Ball: Blade picks this up when he somehow mistakes a human for a vampire in Trinity. This is kind of ridiculous considering he's instinctively able to discern between the two by how they look, act and even smell from a distance.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Like a Son to Me: To Whistler, who even says this word for word in Trinity. Makes sense considering the fate of Whistler's actual children.
  • Mercy Kill: How he views killing his mother now that she's a vampire.
  • Missing Mom: Until the climax of the first movie...
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: For vampires his name is akin to the boogie-man.
  • No Social Skills
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: The tagline "All of their strengths, none of their weaknesses" is mostly true. However he does age like humans and he suffers from the thirst. The former means the vampires have the significant advantage of outlasting him till he dies of old age and the latter causes Blade no small measure of misery.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Blade's real name (Eric Brooks) is never even mentioned in the films.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: "Thought I might try fire for a change."
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: The infamous last words uttered to Frost.
    Blade:"Some motherfuckers are always tryin' to iceskate uphill."
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Blade's insanely accurate with his glaive.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Whistler's apparent death in the first film, Blade goes on one of these against Frost's fortress. Showing no mercy to even the familiars. However, given Blade's general M.O. against vampires, it's hinted his work is an everlasting Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Scary Black Man: A rare heroic example. Especially terrifying to vampires and their allies.
  • Sociopathic Hero: His actions can come across as this, since he takes great enjoyment in some of his work.
  • Sunglasses at Night
  • Super Strength
  • Would Hit a Girl: Blade has zero qualms delivering beatdowns and death to female vamps. One of his first victims during the "Bloodbath Rave" was Racquel (who had just lured a human there for fun) and Blade shotguns her head off without a second thought. He even kills his own vampire mother. Considering what kind of women these vampires are is this is quite justified.

Abraham Whistler

"You have to understand, they're everywhere. Chances are you seen 'em yourself, and didn't know it. On the subway or in a bar."

Abraham Whistler once had a wife and family before a vampire called round to visit. Since then he has dedicated his entire life to killing as many of them as he can. Mentor to Blade and the man responsible for crafting the various instruments of death the Daywalker utilizes in the war against vampires. Played by Kris Kristofferson.

Tropes:

  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Grandpa
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears one in the first movie.
  • Back from the Dead: Apparently killed in the first movie, he is later found barely alive and vampirized. He can still a lot of ass after his vampire cure takes effect. But then in Trinity, he was killed to give Blade time to get out of there and away from the FBI and SWAT.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Turns up to bail out Blade after he falls into a trap.
  • Canon Immigrant: Eventually makes his way into the comics.
  • Dying as Yourself: Subverted in that his suicide fails to prevent him becoming a vampire.
  • Handicapped Badass: He has a pronounced limp and must wear a leg brace due to an injury that never fully healed. He still kicks ass though.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dying for the second time via explosion in Trinity and this time forever.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: His bad cough actually tips Karen off that he's dying of cancer. Subverted in that it never gets the chance to kill him thanks to Frost and his time as a vampire eliminates his cancer altogether.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • The Obi-Wan
  • Only Friend: To Blade, and seemingly vice-versa. Whistler's social skills don't seem to be as poor as Blade's, which makes sense considering he used to have a normal life, and Blade never had a normal life.
  • Parental Substitute
  • Sociopathic Hero: Much like his student, his actions come across like this.
  • Taking You with Me: Takes his would-be capturers with him in explosive fashion.
  • Timeshifted Actor: In the TV series, Adrian Glynn McMorran plays him in a flashback to his and Blade's first meeting.


     Antagonists - Blade 

Deacon Frost

"We should be ruling the humans, not running around making back alley treaties with them. For fuck sake these people are our food - not our allies."

A human-turned-vampire who has been making waves in the underworld and his activities have caught the attention of Blade much to the annoyance of the vampire ruling elite. Deacon's ultimate goal is unclear to the Daywalker but there's no doubt he has big changes in mind for the vampire world. Played by Stephen Dorff.

Tropes:

  • A God Am I: When he becomes La Magra.
  • Ambition Is Evil
  • Ax-Crazy: He's not exactly quite sane, but more in control than many examples.
  • Bad Boss: Played with. He kills his familiar Krieger and nonchalantly tells Pearl to at least die with some pride. However his familiar Krieger screwed up so monumentally that he arguably became more of a liability than an asset and Pearl is pretty much dead anyways. Not to mention he keeps screw-up Quinn around because he seems genuinely fond of him and does have a soft spot for his mistress Mercury too.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up the fact he was merely turned a vampire and not born one.
  • Big Bad: Of the first film.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Manages to impressively avoid a few silver bullets directed at his head.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He haspeople both human and vampire of quite a few races under his employ. Frost even had a black, child vampire sitting on the floor at his party.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: This is a guy who puts his vampire superiors in sunlight and feeds on his familiars and kills them left and right. Though his idiot sidekick Quinn seems to be the only one he likes. He also seems to care for Mercury.
  • Evil Gloating
  • Faux Affably Evil: Frost will often put on a facade of courtesy just before committing something suitably evil. The most notable being his final conversion with Dragonetti.
    Deacon: When's the last time you stopped to appreciate a good sunrise? Oh, that's right, you were born a vampire so you've never had the pleasure, have you? It's okay. It's alright. Least we're here together. Share the moment. Which means a lot to me by the way, I mean that.
  • Large Ham: Stephen Dorff enjoyed himself.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Ultimately gets exploded in spectacularly over-the-top fashion.
  • Human Shield: Uses a child no less.
  • I Want Blade Alive: Justified in that it's not for some elborate revenge or torture but because his bloods the key to becoming La Magra.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Frost reveals he was the vampire that attacked Blades mother thus making him the vampire hybrid his is today.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Humans are just walking happy meals to him.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot
  • Smug Snake
  • The Sociopath
  • Transhuman Treachery: While it's pretty much a given for any vampire who's been turned to betray their former race, Frost takes it even further. He wants to abandon The Masquerade entirely in favor of subjugating mankind and relegating them to little more than cattle.
  • Verbal Tic: He seems to like saying "fuck" a lot.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Blade a chance to stand with him. However Blade is already aware they need him to awaken the power of La Magra. It's unlikely Frost saw him as a potential ally and probably just wanted an easier means of capturing him. Though Frost did express disappointment in Blade denying his vampirism and protecting humans.
  • Would Hurt a Child
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Twice. Firstly he feeds on Krieger after his failure to obtain Karen, not to mention leading Blade straight to them. And secondly Pearl just after Frost gets all the info he needs.
    Deacon: " Pearl, your history. Have the good grace to die with some fucking dignity."
  • Younger and Hipper: The comic version is visibly much older, with grey hair and a beard. The film version...not so much.

Quinn

"You can slice him. You can dice him. But the Quinn man just keeps coming!"

One of Deacon Frosts most high ranking minions. Whenever he's around it's a clear sign his boss is involved. A fact which earns him the frequent attention of Blade and comes with the implication that it's the only reason he's still alive. Played by Donal Logue.

Tropes

  • Butt Monkey: Blade has apparently been abusing him on such a regular basis that by the events of the film he's grown bored of cutting him up and decides to set him on fire. Over the course of the film he suffers further punishment at the hands of Blade and even Karen at one point before finally being decapitated.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He confesses he'll be a "naughty vampire god."
  • Co-Dragons: Alongside Mercury to Frost.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Considering what Blade puts him through regenerating skin and limbs is must have feature for any vampire constantly getting their asses kicked by the Daywalker. Not that it saves him in the end.
    Quinn: "You took my arm man. But it's cool. I got a new one."
  • Off with His Head!
  • You're Insane: Quinn questions the logic of Frost actually wanting to keep Blade alive.
    "You want him alive? We've been trying to kill this motherfucker for years! Are you out of your fucking mind?!"

Mercury

Played by Arly Jover.

Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Implying Deacon doesn't really care about her is a bad idea.
  • Blondes are Evil
  • Co-Dragons: Alongside Quinn. Interestingly, despite being Frost's lover, she doesn't appear have more authority than Quinn and is in fact the more noticeably worried when Frost comes to speak with them after Blade escapes.
  • Dark Mistress
  • Dodge the Bullet: Impressively moves fast enough to avoid Blades machine gun fire at the bloodbath and does it again when avoiding Karen's shotgun blasts at the temple.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's obviously loves Frost.
  • Light Is Not Good: Often favors white clothes to match her hair and pale complexion.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Your Head Asplode: Rendered headless after swallowing some of Karen's garlic laced mace.

     Other Characters - Blade 

Dr. Karen Jenson

"Who are you people?"

A hematologist who ends up bitten in a vampire attack. When Blade decides to save her despite the risks, she resolves to find a cure before she turns. Played by N'Bushe Wright.

Tropes:

  • Action Duo: With Blade.
  • Action Survivor: Karen manages to escape Zombie!Curtis and then proceeds to take down several vampires in order to free Blade. She even kills Mercury.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "How'd you get that scar, Deacon?"
  • Audience Surrogate: Karen is pretty much how we learn about the setting and the nature of the vampires. Through her we establish that vampires own the police, politicians and have agents everywhere. She also gets a rundown of their weaknesses.
    Karen: "So what do you use then? Stakes? Crosses?"
  • The Bait: Blade deliberately uses her as bait to draw out one of Frost's familiars. Karen is less than impressed by this tactic.
    Karen: "You used me as bait?!"
    Blade: "Get over it."
  • Exact Words: "He moved."
  • Find the Cure: Karen attempts to use her particular expertise to find a cure for the vampire virus before it turns her. Whistler tells her there is no cure or at least one that doesn't involve a eating a bullet. He's wrong as Karen succeeds and manages to cure herself. However the cure only works on people who were infected and thus the exact effects on Blade would be unclear. Karen believes it would either kill him or leave him a normal human.
  • Hospital Hottie
  • Omni Disciplinary Scientist: Averted. Her expertise is strictly in hematology which is fortunate considering the problem is blood related.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Lampshaded by Karen. Whilst she clearly ran a number of tests on infected blood samples first, when the moment of truth came she had to simply try it on herself. Wholly justified by the fact she was motivated by desperation and a lack of time. The fact she produced a viable cure at all before she turned was a miracle in of itself.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: Karen isn't mentioned at all in the next films. Though some of her work such as the vampire virus cure and discovering anticoagulants were lethal to vampires do in fact carry over, the fact she pioneered such things isn't mentioned.
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • Working with the Ex: It's made clear near the start of the film she'd recently broke up with fellow doctor Curtis at the hospital she worked for. Things were still a little awkward.

Dragonetti

"I was born a vampire, as was every other member of this house. But you Frost... you were merely turned."

A vampire Elder who clashes with Deacon Frost over his lack of respect for their traditions and authority. He also looks down on him due to him being made into a vampire rather than been born a "pureblood" like himself. Played by Udo Kier.

Tropes:

  • Body Horror: His death.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Courtesy of being forced to witness the sunrise for the first time in his life by Frost, after having his fangs ripped out of his mouth.
  • Defiant to the End: Despite facing certain death he still doesn't think Frost will accomplish anything. Much to Frost's annoyance.
    Dragonetti: Do what you want, Frost. It doesn't make any difference.
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on Frost for merely being made a vampire as opposed to being born one. No doubt Dragonetti belonged to a long line of "purebloods".
    Dragonetti: "You will never be pureblood! You will never rule us!"
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He saw keeping the majority of humanity unaware of the vampires via The Masquerade and secret alliances with politicians as essential to their survival. Whereas he saw Frosts actions as dangerous and detrimental to a way of life that had kept them safe for thousands of years.

Pearl

"He's going to kill me! You need me, Frost! You need me!"

A massively obese vampire who acts as record keeper. His talents are being utilised by Deacon Frost. Played by Eric Edwards.

Tropes:


     Antagonists - Blade II 

Eli Damaskinos

"Who do you think God really favors in the web? The spider or the fly?"

Overlord Damaskinos is a powerful vampire elder who seeks out a truce with Blade in order to deal with the Reaper threat. It's clear from the outset however that his true intentions are far more sinister. Played by Thomas Kretschmann.

Tropes:

Jared Nomak

"Daywalker. What am I to you? Is the enemy of my enemy, my friend...or my enemy?"

The carrier of the deadly Reaper virus and immune to nearly all conventional vampire weapons except ultra-violet light. Nomak and those he has turned are a threat to the existence of vampires and humans alike. Played by Luke Goss.

Tropes:

     The Bloodpack - Blade II 

The Bloodpack is a group of pureblood vampire warriors originally assembled and trained for the purpose of killing Blade. However the threat of the reapers forces them work alongside their former target if they are to prevail.

Nyssa Damaskinos

"The only difference between us is that I made peace with what I am a long time ago."

Daughter of Eli Damaskinos, Nyssa is the level headed leader of the Bloodpack. She makes no apologies for what she is having been born a vampire and proves to be one of the more honorable members of the Bloodpack. Played by Leonor Varela.

Tropes:

  • Action Girl
  • Anti-Villain
  • Badass: To last more than ten seconds in a fight with Blade makes anyone in this series a badass, and Nyssa shows her fallen brethren how it's really done!
  • Daddy's Girl: To an extent. Her affection for her father seems to have blinded her to his more evil schemes as Nyssa is genuinely taken aback by his actions and callous nature.
  • Dual Wielding: Used two swords in a fairly even battle with Blade.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Finding out her father created the Reapers proves a little too devastating for her.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight
  • Dying as Yourself
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Shades of this. Whilst she never gets together with Blade, she does confess to her father that she believes him to be a man of honor. And Nyssa does turn on her father for his actions.
  • Noble Demon: She's a vampire, yeah. But she is pretty much the only pure blood with any honor.
  • Suicide By Reaper: Essentially why she lets Nomak bite her without a fight.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter
  • UST: Clearly moves towards this between her and Blade. However only a deleted scene actually had them doing the deed.
  • Unwitting Pawn

Asad

"We represent the ruling body of the vampire nation. They're offering you a truce."

Nyssa's second-in-command. Asad, like his leader, is more noble and level-headed than most of the bloodpack members. Played by Danny John-Jules.

Tropes:

  • Affably Evil: He may be a vampire but Asad is noticeably always polite and collected.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Considering he's the only black member of a group of vampires in a horror film it's surprising that he actually ends up dying after 4 other members.
  • Hazardous Water: How he ends up getting killed.
  • Noble Demon
  • Shoot the Messenger: Narrowly averted but not for lack of trying. Whistler literally tries to shoot them but is disarmed and Asad manages to (eventually) tell Nyssa to back down before someone gets killed.

Reinhardt

"Well, like my daddy said right before he killed my mom, 'Want anything done right, you gotta do it yourself'."

Played by Ron Perlman.

Tropes:

  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Considers his role "playing nice" with Blade and his allies to be this. He even says as much when he removes the "dud" explosive from his head. He may have also meant his deceased Bloodpack allies as well.
    Reinhardt: "The wolf has lain with the sheep, long enough."
  • Bald of Evil
  • Explosive Leash: Has a bomb attached to his head courtesy of Blade, who threatens him with detonation if he steps out of line. Subverted in that it turns out to be a dud, courtesy of Scud's treachery and it was just to give Blade the illusion of power. But brilliantly zig-zags back when Blade coyly reveals "it's not a dud".
  • Gun Blade: Wields a pair of these.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be
  • Obviously Evil
  • Two-Faced: After the UV-bomb badly burns half his face.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He's like this throughout the whole film, really thinking he can take Blade. Even in the climax when Blade makes short work of his men right in front of him. When it's finally his turn, he tries to attack Blade with his own sword. Blade catches it easily, reclaims it and and slices him in half with little effort.

Chupa

Played by Matt Schulze.

Tropes:

  • Hot-Blooded: By far the most quick tempered and aggressive of the Bloodpack.
  • Meaningful Name: Chupa means "suck" in Spanish.
  • More Dakka: When he learns that silver bullets aren't lethal against reapers Cupa takes the less subtle approach of emptying every bullet into a single reaper in order to bring it down.
    Chupa: "Say cheese!"
  • Revenge by Proxy: Attempts to punish Blade for Priest's death by killing Whistler.
    • Revenge Before Reason: He really should have waited until after the reapers were dealt with before trying to kill his only back-up.
  • Shoot Everything That Moves
  • Trigger Happy
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Little or no regard for the various vampires he mows down whilst trying to take down a reaper. Either it's because they're not purebloods or he just doesn't care.

Lighthammer

"You ugly little beast."

Played by Daz Crawford.

Tropes

Verlaine

"Do it Reinhardt! Do it!"

Played by Marit Velle Kile.

Tropes:

  • Battle Couple: Alongside Lighthammer.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Fiery Redhead: She certainly chimes in enthusiastically when Reinhardt's being offered a chance to stake Blade. Plus being a vampire its very likely she has a violent streak too.
  • Taking You with Me: She manages to kill Lighthammer after he turns by opening a manhole cover, shining daylight on both of them.

Priest

"Look at them. Half of these bastards, they're not even purebloods. I tell you what, why don't we just fuckin' kill everyone? Just to make sure."

Played by Tony Curran.

Tropes:

  • Eye Scream: The Reaper bites him on the eye... ouch.
  • Dying as Yourself: Subverted. He attempts to have Chupa end his life before he becomes a reaper, but he's too far gone for the silver bullets to the chest to have any effect.
  • Fantastic Racism: Really doesn't like non-purebloods.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Whilst screaming in agony, Priest demands his friend kill him before he becomes a Reaper.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Priest is on the recieving end of a very one-sided assault.
  • Sacrificial Lamb to us, Sacrificial Lion to Chupa.
  • Scotireland: Yes, Curran is another example of a Scottish actor playing an Irish character (or at least one with an Irish accent) but in his defense it's actually a good Irish accent. So despite not sounding like it at all some people, including That Other Wiki, still think Priests accent is Scottish likely in part because the actor is. He probably shouldn't have bothered with the accent, sadly.

Snowman

Played by Donnie Yen.

Tropes:

     Other Characters - Blade II 

Scud

"Nobody goes cold turkey from the thirst in just one night."

Scud was saved by Blade from being torn apart by two vampires he thought were interested in a threesome. Afterwards he eventually took on the role left empty in Whistler's absence. Played by Norman Reedus.

Tropes:

  • Face-Heel Turn / Turncoat: Before the events of the film, Scud had defected to the vampires and became Damaskinos familiar. This was due to the fact that he felt they'd all be Daywalkers soon enough. And when that time came he'd "rather be a pet than cattle".
  • Evil Gloating: Engages in this when he reveals he's a traitor but it's cut short by the realisation he's about to explode.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Scud is very skilled in his creation of weaponry and equipment. He even manages to make a UV grenade in a very short space of time despite others having failed beforehand.
  • Lover, Not a Fighter: He claims this is the is the reason he's not joining Blade and Bloodpack on their Reaper hunt. Though it's more likely he just prefers not being eaten.
    • He's firmly a Non-Action Guy anyways, so it's in everyone's best interest for him to stay behind.
    Nyssa: "You're not coming?"
    Scud: "No. I'm a lover, not a fighter."
  • Ludicrous Gibs: "It's not a dud."
  • The Mole: Subverted in that Blade informs him that he actually knew the moment they turned him. He then blows him to hell.
  • Non-Action Guy: In contrast to the Badass Normal Whistler.
  • OutGambitted: Really thought he could pull one over on Blade by handing him over to other faction. Too bad for him, Blade isn't the easily trusting type.
  • A Threesome Is Hot: Scud certainly thought so. Until they started tearing lumps of his torso off.


     Antagonists - Trinity 

Drake

"Look at them down there scurrying around like insects. They don't know anything about honor or living by the sword. Not like you and I do."

The original and most powerful vampire, Drake is the father of the vampire race. His kind have saught him out in the hope he will restore vampires to Daywalkers. Played by Dominic Purcell.

Tropes:

  • Big Bad
  • Cool Sword: Made with a handle seemingly of bone and is presumably the one he was buried with, meaning it is millenia old. He uses it to good effect against Blade in their duel.
  • Daywalker: A trait that vampires apparently lost over the years and the reason they sought him out. He's not very interested in aiding them in this regard.
  • Dracula
  • The Dreaded: To the point vamps are equally scared of him.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Takes his death very graciously and respects Blade for fighting with honor. He even leaves him a parting gift.
  • Might Makes Right: Seems to be his view about the world.
  • Monster Progenitor: The first of his kind and creator of the vampire race. Drake's ability to shapeshift and superior strength may be unique to him but his immunity to sunlight was once a trait shared by all vampires.
  • Neglectful Precursor: Abandoned the race he created when he grew tired with the world.
  • Not So Different: He compares himself to Blade frequently, even implying a time when they were much more alike than Blade would care to know. When Drake warns him that the thirst always wins there does seem to be the indication he once resisted.
    Drake: "But remember, sooner or later, the thirst always wins."
  • The Older Immortal
  • One-Winged Angel: His hideous and much more powerful monster form.
  • Passing the Torch: Drake believes that the future of his kind is safe in the hands of Blade and he is the new breed of vampire that they've been needlessly searching for. By the look on Blade's face, he doesn't seem too thrilled with this notion.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: After he dies his body eventually reverts to his human form.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Danica.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Able to take the form of any human at will as well as change into his standard and more monstrous ubervamp form.
  • Worthy Opponent: How he sees Blade.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The exact reason he gave for killing Dr. Vance.
    Drake: "He outlived his purpose."

Danica Talos

"The world's changed since your time. The humans have a new hunter... Blade."

Talos seeks out the father of the vampire race in the hopes he can unlock the key to her kind becoming Daywalkers. She also sets about framing Blade for murder and making him public enemy number one. Played by Parker Posey.

Tropes:

  • And Your Little Dog Too: Threatens to turn Hannibal, starve him and then send in little Zoe so he'll feed on her.
  • Bad Boss: Feeds her employees to Drake and takes her anger out on another due to her failure to kill Blade when he was at her mercy.
  • Distaff Counterpart / Expy: She share many traits with Deacon Frost. However not only was Frost more composed but he was notably more ambitious. Talos wants to become a Daywalker just as Frost did but with the main difference being he was willing to seize that ability on his own terms. In fact Deacon was willing to murder the vampire Elders to steal such power whereas Danica actually goes to The Older Immortal to ask him for it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Attempts to put on a more courteous front with varying degrees of success but she always loses her temper eventually.
  • Genre Savvy: Talos decides the best way to flush out Blade isn't to go after him directly but to frame him on video for killing a human, handing said footage over to the media and then simply let the authorities hunt him down for her.
    Danica: "We moved the humans around like pawns. We used them to flush you out."
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Danica goes off the handle pretty much at the drop of a hat.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Heavy amounts of this with Hannibal.
  • Large Ham
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Hannibal. He was apparently fond of dating crazy girls but got more than he bargined for when Danica eclipsed them all in the bat-shit-insane stakes.
  • You Got Spunk: She commends King's courage but reminds him she knows that he's afraid of being turned into a vampire again.
    Danica: "You're brave, King. I'll give you that. But underneath all that swagger, I know what you really fear. What would hurt you more than anything else."

Jarko Grimwood

"Hey dick-face, you seen my dog?"

One of Danica's minions. He seems to have crossed paths with Hannibal quite a few times in the past. Played by Paul "Triple H" Levesque.

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     Nightstalkers - Trinity 

A group of human vampire hunters that operate in individual cells.

Hannibal King

"So, can we just go right ahead and sign you up for one of our secret Nightstalker decoder rings?"

Hannibal was once a vampire before being cured and joining the fight against his former masters. Played by Ryan Reynolds.

Tropes:

  • Awesome McCoolname: Seriously, "Hannibal King"? Anyone with that name was destined for awesome.
  • Badass Normal: Though according to Reynolds in pre-movie interviews, Hannibal still has his vampire muscle memory.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives in dramatic fashion to save Blade when he's been arrested.
    Hannibal: "Evening ladies."
  • Cool Gun: Comes with a built-in camera and memory disc so you can enjoy action replays of your latest shoot-out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A former vampire with Danica as a master/lover.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Heel-Face Turn: Used to be a vampire before being cured and judging by the tattoo probably worked as a familiar for a while too.
  • Heroic BSOD: Goes through a severe one when Danica tells him:
    Danica: "I'm gonna bite you again, King. And I'm gonna leave you here while you turn. I'm going to watch you, day after day, as the thirst keeps building and building. And then, when you can't stand it anymore... I'm gonna bring the little girl [Zoe] in here for you to feed on."
    • Made worse is that Danica does bring Zoe in on that cue and Hannibal's look is just heartbreaking.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In his eyes, being made a vampire again.
  • False Reassurance: "Hang in there, kitten. I'll get help."
  • Motor Mouth: He never stops talking even when it obviously annoys Blade.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Sex Slave: Apparently served this role to Danica in his familiar and vampire days. Among his other duties.
    Hannibal: "I picked Danica up in a bar, and spent the next five years playing hide-and-go-suck as her little vampire cabana boy."
  • Shirtless Scene

Abigail Whistler

The daughter of Abraham Whistler, Abigail has followed in her father's vampire hunting footsteps. Played by Jessica Biel.

Tropes:

  • Action Girl
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Archery probably isn't the best choice of discipline against superhuman speed, especially when theres more devastating firearms at your disposal. But still it looks cool. Sure listening to music while kicking vampire ass does sound kinda cool (ignoring the blatant ipod advert). But then you realize hunting super fast monsters while limiting the awareness of your surroundings isn't so great an idea.
  • Badass Normal
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Improbable Aiming Skills
  • Mugging the Monster: Vampire brats attempt to harass a supposed mother and her child. It ends unpleasantly for them.
  • Product Placement: Her character's apparent brand loyalty caused a lot of groans.
  • Shower of Angst: After a hard night at the office.
  • Shown Their Work: Jessica Biel put a lot of effort into learning proper archery technique and actually got very handy with the bow. During one scene when she was instructed to "aim for the camera" whilst about 40 feet away and 50 feet up. She actually nailed it spot on in spite of a plexiglass cover protecting all but the small area in front of the lense. Destroying a $300,000 camera has never been so awesome.
  • Trick Arrow: She has a whole host of specialized arrows. Including one that shoots round corners.

     Other Characters - Blade Trinity 

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