Characters: Blade

Character sheet for Blade. The comics version doesn't have one as yet.

For characters featured in the whole trilogy, go here.


Deacon Frost

"We should be ruling the humans, not running around making back alley treaties with them. For fuck's 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.

  • Age Lift: The comic version is visibly much older, with grey hair and a beard. The film version...not so much.
  • 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.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Manages to impressively avoid a few silver bullets directed at his head.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He has both humans and vampires of quite a few races under his employ. Frost even had a black, child vampire sitting on the floor at his party.
  • 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 blood's the key to becoming La Magra.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Frost reveals he was the vampire that attacked Blade's mother thus making him the vampire hybrid his is today.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Humans are just walking happy meals to him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Stephen Dorff in his most attractive form.
  • 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.

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.

  • 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."
  • Rasputinian Death: Before the decapitation, he is impaled, burned, sliced, beaten, thrown from a train...
  • 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.

  • Berserk Button: Implying Deacon doesn't really care about her is a bad idea.
  • 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.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Impressively moves fast enough to avoid Blade's machine gun fire at the bloodbath and does it again when avoiding Karen's shotgun blasts at the temple.
  • Light Is Not Good: Often favors white clothes to match her hair and pale complexion.
  • Your Head Asplode: Rendered headless after swallowing some of Karen's garlic laced mace.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 Frost's 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.

  • Blatant Lies: His attempt to cover up Frost's research fools no one.
    Pearl: "That's nothing, it's routine research. Actually, it's a videogame." *hits blasted with the UV light.
    Blade: "That must've hurt."
    Pearl: "It's a fragment, a piece of the prophesy!"
    Blade: "What prophesy?"
    Pearl: "Oh, I'm not sure. There's so many out—" *gets blasts with the UV light again*
    * Later*
    Blade: *walks towards an armored door* What's in here?
    Pearl: "Nothing! It's a storeroom. But you're wasting your time. There's nothing of importance to anyone."
    Blade: "Then you won't mind if I take a peak?"
    Pearl: "Nooooo!!!" *gets fired by the UV light*
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Slowly burnt alive by an industrial UV lamp.
  • Fan Disservice: No-one, not the characters and least of all the audience is thankful for the sight of a naked Pearl.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Probably one of the worst attempts you're ever likely to witness. Pearl doesn't fool anyone and only gets himself roasted by a UV lamp for his tame efforts.
    Pearl: It's a fragment, a piece of the prophecy!
    Blade: What prophecy?
    Pearl: Oh I'm not really sure, there's so many of them...*screams in agony*