%% Tropes related with their appearances on Capcom's crossovers should go into their pages instead of here.
The various [[PublicDomainCharacter public domain monsters]] of the ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''/''Vampire'' series are compiled here for your convinence. While they're far fewer than the men, the ladies get ''far'' more publicity and prominence than their male counterpats. Names are listed as English/Japanese.

[[AC:Before we get started, here are a few tropes that apply to (at least) most of the cast.]]

* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Due to most of the cast being monsters that exist separate from human society, many of their goals and morals are quite alien when viewed from our perspective.
* CoolVersusAwesome: The series' reputation for adhering to continuity aside, this trope is the backbone of the plot.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Again, all of the playable females, barring B.B. Hood, who's a human ([[CuteAndPsycho but]] [[EnfantTerrible a monster]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing on the inside]]).
* {{Fanservice}}: And ''lots'' of it.
* MonsterLord: Makai's nobility, particularly the [[PowerLevels Class S]] ones, are considered this.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Some of these are blatantly obvious, but the more notable examples will be explained.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent[=/=]OurDemonsAreDifferent: Demon is used as a synonym for monster. The demons of Makai are a mixed bag; [[AllMythsAreTrue some of them are classic takes on common monsters]], while others stray from the norm. Overlaps with NinjaPirateZombieRobot in some cases.
* PowerLevels: The characters of the series are gauged by their strength:
** Class S Darkstalkers are strong enough demons which can be considered {{Physical God}}s. Their powers also tend to veer into RealityWarper territory. The Three High Nobles of Makai and Morrigan are all Class S, and Belial, one of the big three, was a ''Class S+''.
** Class A Darkstalkers are the exceptionally strong demons (like Pyron and Demitri), most of them filling the ranks of the Eight Noble Families of Makai.
** Class B+ Darkstalkers are the more powerful demons with sufficient training and high-caliber superpowers.
** Class B Darkstalkers are the average demons, which make up the backbone of Makai; one can take down a small army of humans.
** Class C Darkstalkers are your run-of-the-mill humans and weaker demons on par with normal people, who are used as slaves and livestock by classes B and above.
** Class D Darkstalkers are the wild beasts of Makai who may reach the power of Class Bs or even B+, but are usually not civilized.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: The combination of the series' [[MonsterMash supernatural monster theme]] and its art style that [[DerangedAnimation plays to the strengths of hand-drawn animation]] leads to much of the cast displaying this ability in some manner. Whether it's Lord Raptor's [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]] and [[MacheteMayhem machetes]], Rikuo's [[PowerPincers crab claws]] and [[CombatTentacles octopus tentacles]], or Huitzil's [[ThisIsADrill drills]] and [[MoreDakka gatling guns]], each character's shapeshifting fits their individual theme.
** ThisIsADrill: The developers themselves have noted that drills and drill-like motifs in particular are a recurring theme in this series' attack animations. "The return of the drill era" is a phrase they have used on multiple occasions, likening these motifs to those that were popular in the mecha anime of decades past.
* ShoutOut: Most of the character's "birth dates" are tied to the legendary creatures they were based on.
** Morrigan: Morrigan's date of birth (1678) coincides with the first appearance of a succubus in Scotland.
** Felicia: She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1967. This is most likely a reference to "Curse of the Catwoman," a poem written circa 1967 by Edward Field.
** Jon Talbain: His surname sounds similar to "Talbot," the surname of the main character from the 1941 film version of ''[[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]]''. Talbain was born in 1940. While the titular Wolfman is named Lawrence (nicknamed "Larry"), the film also depicts his father: Sir John Talbot.
** Lord Raptor: In 1889, "The Country of the Comers-Back" (aka "Le Pays De Revenants") was an essay depicting zombies published in ''Harper's Magazine''. The character was originally conceived as a dead WWI-era soldier, which made for plot oddities when his story was revised to make him a metal rockstar and thus had him start his human career a few decades too early.
** Victor: Mary Shelley's famous work, ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}: A Modern Prometheus'', was originally published in 1818. Its final revision was in 1830, the birth date of Victor. 101 years later, it was adapted into a film for the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} second time]] (the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1910}} first film]] was made in 1910), which launched the career of Creator/BorisKarloff. This is the best-known adaptation.
** Rikuo: His birth date (1953) date of birth coincides with release date of the classic horror film ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' (1954). The film is centered on an amphibious creature that besieges anyone foolish enough to go out to sea. The creature was played by actor Ricou Browning.
** Sasquatch: Whereas the typical yeti/Abominable Snowman/Sasquatch/Bigfoot was originally sighted in 1811, Sasquatch was born in 1903. This was the same date that Western scientists discovered Central Africa's breed of mountain gorillas. That same year, a newspaper printed the testimony of a man who said he watched as a man was killed by aborigines, which he said looked like a black man, but covered all over with gray hair. Concept art for Sasquatch had him originally resembling a gorilla.
* {{Stripperific}}: Most prominently seen with Morrigan, Felicia, and Lilith.
* UndeathlyPallor: Lord Raptor, Hsien-Ko, Victor, and Bishamon are all various shades of blue. Anakaris is sometimes depicted this way as well.
* WorldOfMuscleMen: It's a Capcom fighting game, so naturally all the guys are buff. Some of the girls also have noticeable muscles in certain depictions.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Not just the grapplers, but every single playable character has at least one sort of throw among their special moves.
* YouSexyBeast: Everybody, especially [[HelloNurse Morrigan]], [[WalkingSwimsuitScene Felicia]], and [[VampiresAreSexGods Demitri]].

[[AC:So, without further ado...]]

!Introduced in ''Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors''/''Vampire''


[[folder:Morrigan Aensland]]
--> '''Class:''' Succubus
--> '''Origin:''' Scotland
--> '''Voiced by:''' Yayoi Jinguji (games, Japanese), Saffron Henderson (Western cartoon), Kathleen Barr (''Night Warriors'' OVA), Creator/YumiTouma (Dengeki Bunko [[AudioAdaptation drama CD]]), Creator/ReiSakuma (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA and [[AudioAdaptation drama CD]], ''Gunbird 2''), Creator/ErinFitzgerald (''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', English), Creator/RieTanaka (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', Japanese), Siobhan Flynn (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' & ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'', English)

-->''"My victories, like my beauty, are eternal!"''

The most [[BreakoutCharacter recognizable]], [[WolverinePublicity prominently featured]], and [[SeriesMascot iconic character]] of the series, she is the daughter of Belial Aensland, born with power that rivaled [[RankInflation S class]] high nobles. Fearing that Morrigan would lose control of that power, Belial split her soul in half, taking part of her power. But since the two halves of her soul were trying to return to each other, Belial further split one half of her soul into two in order to weaken the drawing effect. And so Morrigan's soul was split into three: half of the soul was in herself, another 1/4 was sealed in Belial's body and the last 1/4 was sealed in a separate dimension, and it eventually materialized as her "sister," Lilith.

But Morrigan grew up not knowing anything about the above events. She spent her days as a RebelliousPrincess and generally being the combat-crazy version of Paris Hilton. It's only after her father's death that she starts taking things seriously. While trying to end the power struggle in Makai, she was sucked into Jedah's Majigen dimension, where she met Lilith, and after some fighting, reunited with her and gained immense power.


Tropes associated with Morrigan Aensland:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her iconic outfit technically "only" possesses an ImpossiblyLowNeckline and a cut-out right below said neckline that, combined, reveal her entire cleavage ''and'' the top part of her stomach.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** In the U.S. cartoon, she serves Pyron, albeit against her will, to take over the world. Even when she's not working for him, she once tried to drain the life force of a young drifter before being interrupted.
** In the UDON comics, she willingly kills men by draining their souls, whereas she hasn't killed a human in-canon.
* AmbiguouslyBi: See AnythingThatMoves below, while the idea of Morrigan being flirty with the other female characters is played up a bit more in the Crossover games she appears in but it does happen even in her own series mainly with Felicia.
* AnimeChineseGirl: She dresses as one in one of her winning poses.
* AnimalMotifs: Once again, [[BatOutOfHell bats.]] Her wings (themselves batlike on their own) and clothing are composed of a group of shapeshifting bats, her Soul Fist projectile is a glowing bat (or a giant glowing bat skull in the ES version), and she becomes a bat with green hair when hit by Anakaris's [[BalefulPolymorph Royal Judgement]]. These are likely a holdover from her initial concept as a vampire, as she didn't become a succubus until late in development, after she had already been designed and animated.
* AnythingThatMoves: She has the same suggestive win quotes against male, female and [[ExtremeOmnisexual "other"]] characters.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted, she's a Makai high noble, but has been explicitly confirmed as ChaoticNeutral by Capcom.
* BattleAura: It's a bit hard to notice, but Morrigan is usually surrounded by a circular blaze of white or green fire.
* BigFancyCastle: Inherited from "daddy." Because of her thrill-seeking nature, Morrigan does not spend much time in it, considering her life in the castle boring and confining.
* BloodKnight: Combat and seduction are [[WhoWantsToLiveForever the only amusements of her endless life]]. She becomes less of this after [[spoiler:merging with Lilith as she now seems more interested in taking her duty as heir to the Aensland clan seriously]].
* BreakoutCharacter: Her popularity with fans led to her being included in tons of spin-off and crossover games. By the turn of the century, she was more widely recognized than the entire ''Darkstalkers'' franchise!
** This has progressed to the point that she takes up the most space in the cover art for ''[[CompilationRerelease Darkstalkers Resurrection]]''.
* CapeWings: Her clothing can be changed into a multitude of forms at will
* CapcomSequelStagnation: The living embodiment and prime example of this trope. Her sprite and voice had remained the same in every single installment of the series. Even in [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever her crossover appearances]], it wasn't until ([[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom fighting game-wise]]) ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' that she finally gets updated voicework and ditches the years' old sprite.
* CoolChair: In one victory pose, she creates a throne ''out of bats'' which actually levitates.
* CombatStilettos: Not that she walks much or kicks with them, due the changing nature of her clothing.
* CombatTentacles: When she's not turning her wings into blades, Morrigan sometimes uses her bats as these. This is made much more explicit in the OVA.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: The main reason Belial seals her powers is that he feels she will lack the maturity and control to use such strength and will become a danger to herself and the rest of Makai. Luckily, this is subverted when Morrigan ''does'' finally gain back her full powers, even though Jedah's meddling did not make things go according to Belial's plan.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Had subtle shades of this in ''Darkstalkers'' and ''Night Warriors''-era art, but it was pretty much gone by the time of ''Vampire Savior''. Akiman briefly touches on this aspect and how it contributes to her gothic look in ''Darkstalkers Official Complete Works''.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Gorgeous {{green eyes}} to go along with her [[RuleOfGlamorous gorg]][[RuleOfSexy eous]] green hair.
* DaddysGirl: If the cancelled Darkstalkers comic is anything to go by, it was clear that Belial and Morrigan truly liked each other, even if she tended to be rather rebelious in her role as his succesor.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite wielding dark powers, she's not an evil demon, just immortal idle rich.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: She was ''supposed'' to be the second most important character, right after Demitri, but her popularity with fans [[BreakoutCharacter made her the main character instead]].
* DimensionalTraveler: The only means of travel between the Human World and Makai is a portal located roughly in the middle of Makai (The Gate). Morrigan is unique in that she is the ''only'' Darkstalker alive who can bypass this and directly travel to our world without the need to use The Gate.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Most of her victory quotes.
* {{Dominatrix}}: [[http://tcrf.net/File:MvC_-_Morrigan_Winpose.png A picture is worth a thousand words...]] While [[DummiedOut cut]] from the international version of ''[=MvC=]'', it ''remains'' in the international version of ''[=MvC2=]''. Um... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Oops?]]
* DoppelgangerAttack: Her Darkness Illusion super and Astral Vision Dark Force.
* DoubleEntendre[=/=]GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The undisputed queen of this. Lilith, being a part of Morrigan herself, is no slouch in this department either.
* DreamStealer: One of her powers, as well as a necessity to help keep herself alive. Thankfully, the results are harmless as to just have the dream merely fade out of the dreamer's memories.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first game, her quotes were more innocent and she seemed to be shy in contrast later games.
* EnergyBall: Her Soul Fist.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: If only by a technicality. As Belial's handpicked heir, Morrigan is poised to [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning take the throne]] and become Makai's [[TheHighQueen ruler]] (what the [[BackFromTheDead revival]] of Jedah, the only remaining High Noble of Makai, entails is unknown). She might look dainty and frail, but Morrigan can and ''will'' kick your ass. [[GreatWayToGo Totally]] {{worth it}}, [[GreatWayToGo though.]]
* EvilDuo: She and Demitri were this in the American cartoon.
* FemmeFatale: A more benevolent version, taking cues from the GoodBadGirl and TheTease (or TheCharmer for that matter). She's the closest you'll get to a heroic [[TheVamp Vamp]].
** The American cartoon, on the other hand, turns Morrigan into something of a typical female villain: she's extremely {{vain|Sorceress}} (even more so than in the games), is implied to actually ''[[ImAHumanitarian eat]]'' her victims, and (with few exceptions; Rikuo is one of them) [[DoesNotLikeMen hates members of the opposite sex]]. There, she most definitely qualifies as a [[TheVamp Vamp]].
* {{Flanderization}}: Although she was always a sexy character, she was originally fairly reserved about it. She wore a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] outfit and some of her winquotes were a bit [[SexIsViolence provocative]], but that was about it. However by the time of ''Darkstalkers 3'' she and Lilith were [[LesYay embracing nude in official art]], and then ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]'' turned things UpToEleven with MaleGaze portraits, UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} winposes, and a [[OutWithABang super attack (Eternal Slumber) which involved molesting the opponent behind a curtain as boudoir music played.]] Though on a lighter note, some other portrayals make her a bit more [[{{Adorkable}} dorky]] than meets the eye with her liking for video games and whatnot (see below).
* ForeignFanservice: Justified, as she is a succubus.
* FusionDance: With Lilith, in both of their endings in ''Vampire Savior'', with slightly different results in each. The original ending(s) implied Type 1 (Composite), but this was apparently {{retcon}}ned [[ExecutiveMeddling by Capcom]] in the pair's following appearances into a mix of Type 2 ([[SuperEmpowering Power Booster]]) and sort-of Type 3 (Switcher), in that while it's Morrigan who is dominant, Lilith has been shown to exist as some sort of SplitPersonality-like entity, and is able "[[LiteralSplitPersonality come out and play]]" at her own discretion. It should be noted that the ''Vs.'' titles are non-canon, and Morrigan's appearances there [[WhatIf are supposed to represent]] the full scale of her powers.
* GratuitousEnglish: Listen to her audio for Soul Fist and Shadow Blade.
* TheHedonist: It kinda comes with the territory. She ''is'' a succubus, after all.
* HelloNurse: She makes a living (literally!) off of this.
* HiddenDepths: [[GamerChick Enjoys video games]], though this is only seen in ''[=TvC=]'' (and, if you want to fudge things a bit, in ''[=MvC1=]'', where she accepts Ryu's challenge in ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'').
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* HornyDevils: She was the page's former[[note]](due to the image being NSFW)[[/note]] poster girl with Lilith for a reason, as they are [[Pantheon/OthernessDemons the co-reigning Goddesses of Succubi]].
** For bonus points, she is very much the TropeCodifier for how the Japanese imagine succubi, especially when it comes to them wearing leotards.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: The [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace succubus race]] lives roughly for 400 years. [[YoungerThanTheyLook At age 10]], they gain their curvy, voluptuous adult forms and retain their beauty even in death. The incubi, [[BizarreSexualDimorphism on the other hand]], were (usually) never attractive to begin with, with 60% of them being gigantic [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot mutant insectoid dragons]] [[MixAndMatchCritters and all]].
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: She and Felicia are the prime examples of this.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Justified, as she actually wears part of her own substance as clothes, thus explaining how it manages to not slip off with every breath she takes.
* [[FamousAncestor Infamous Ancestor]]: Cartoon-only; she's descended from none other than ''[[KingArthur Morgan]] [[BreakoutVillain le]] [[PublicDomainCharacter Fay]]''.
* ItAmusedMe: Usually her reason for tagging along in the various {{Crossover}} [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever games]].
* KissOfDeath:
** In her non-canon ending to ''Vampire'', she sucks out Pyron's soul (leaving a withered husk) with a kiss. It's implied that [[VampiricDraining this]] is one of the many ways Morrigan is able to claim a human's soul.
** She does this to an unfortunate archeologist in the ''[[Comicbook/StreetFighter Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers]]'' comic book.
* LifeDrinker: A viable choice for a succubi like Morrigan, but being an Aensland makes them much more different. Aensland succubi are able to instead subsist off of a special secreted enzyme within their bodies when they are merely so much as physically and mentally stimulated, allowing them to avoid sucking life from beings dry as their only means to eat.
* LivingAphrodisiac: Being a member of the Succubi race, [[EmotionBomb she's able to magically generate intense and spontaneous lust in mortal humans]]. Only those with [[HeroicWillpower strong enough wills]] can resist her charms.
* {{Lust}}: Personified, but a much more positive case, as she veers more toward EthicalSlut territory.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Finishing Shower.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morrigan a figure from Irish/Celtic mythology]] whose name can mean "great queen," "phantom queen," or "terror." While Morrigan wasn't born in Ireland (she was actually discovered in Scotland), she shares more than a few traits. For one, due to the death of adopted father Belial (as well as the lack of Jedah at the time), Morrigan is technically the ruler of Makai. (In the UDON comics, Belial is outright raising her to be the future leader of Makai.) The Morrigan is also a goddess of [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence both fertility and war]], not unlike [[SexIsViolence Morrigan herself]]. In the UDON comics, it's also implied that if Belial hadn't sealed away her power, Morrigan might have evolved into a being similar to Pyron. She also can sustain herself by feeding on a person's dreams.
* MechaTropes: Between the [[ThisIsADrill drills]], [[JetPack verniers]], and [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile volleys]], she seems to have quite a few abilities that hearken back to classic mecha anime conventions. Even her Soul Fist involves a rather RocketPunch-esque pose and her wings becoming something similar to the Zeta Gundam's tail fin. Her Soul Eraser move from the ''Vs.'' games also involves literal laser cannons.
* MercurysWings: While she does have a [[WingedHumanoid more traditional pair of bat wings]], she has a second pair extending from the sides of her head.
* MsFanservice: And proud of it.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: She's originally drawn by Pyron's presence, and later senses Lilith's sadness, prompting her to fuse with Lilith.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: One of her cosplays in ''[[VideoGame/SuperGemFighter Pocket Fighter]]''.
* NiceGirl: She may lack responsibility at first, but she is consistently one of the friendliest, most outgoing, and kindest (in her own way) succubi you'll meet. It's a huge reason as to why she's so well-liked and well-known by many people (well, other than her looks, of course).
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Whenever Morrigan is given an English voiceover, she usually has an UsefulNotes/{{American accent|s}} instead of a [[BraveScot Scottish one]]. To date, the only exceptions inside of the franchise has been the cartoon and ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', where Morrigan clearly has a Scottish accent.
** OohMeAccentsSlipping: Siobahn Flynn (who is Welsh) does not do a good job of keeping a consistent accent as Morrigan in ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', her Scottish accent often slipping into an English one or disappearing into accentlessness.
* OutWithABang: Her bodily fluids (produced by any form of pleasure) can cause instant death to humans. Granted, as Capcom only considers its games canon, and this never actually happens in the games, this is more of a combat attribute than anything else.
* ParentalSubstitute: Belial [[HappilyAdopted adopted]] a young Morrigan ([[ParentalAbandonment her parentage is unknown]]) when he discovered her in Scotland. Sadly, he too would soon pass away.
* PerpetualSmiler: Usually of the sensuous style.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The reason why Belial sealed away part of her power when she was born was because of the fear that she might lose control of it and end up destroying the netherworld.
* {{Physical God}}dess: It's possible, given if her ending of the third game turns out to be {{Canon}}. When Morrigan was born, she was already a S-Class demon. Her power was hinted to be so great that Belial (a PhysicalGod himself, considering that he was the strongest of the Three High Nobles of Makai and a ''[[RankInflation Class S+]]'' demon) split it into thirds. As of ''3'', Morrigan is presumably back at full strength, and might have actually become ''stronger'' due to her prior experiences.
* PivotalWakeup: With the aid of her bats.
* PowerFloats: Unless she's dashing, Morrigan levitates to approach her opponents.
* ProudBeauty: Definitely.
** Played up extensively in ''Pocket Fighter''. There, Morrigan's goal is to prove to the world that she's the strongest and [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman most beautiful woman]] out there, so she challenges [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]], the current title-holder for both claims, in a battle of female supremacy. In the end, Morrigan is victorious, but ultimately loses out to none other than Lilith, who unwittingly attracts the guys away from her sister. She eventually plans her revenge in the cliffhanger ending.
* {{Qipao}}: She wears one in a victory pose.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Her official profile lists her birth year as 1678 AD.
* ReallyGetsAround: In the comics, much like a traditional succubus. It wasn't explored in the games, however, and the comics are seen as non-canon by Capcom, so there's that.
* RocketPunch: One of her throws.
* {{Scotireland}}: Irish name, has elements characteristic of an Irish/Celtic goddess, Scottish ancestry, Scottish accent (and even then, only when they feel like giving her one).
** Regarding her accent, in the ''Darkstalkers Maleficarum'' manga, Jon Talbain remarks on Morrigan's "strong [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Glasgow]] accent". To confuse things a bit more, her English VA in ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' is Welsh.
* ScrewYourself[=/=]{{Twin|cest}} [[BrotherSisterIncest Sisters Incest]]: With Lilith.
* SeriesMascot: If not the main character.
* SexIsViolence: Justified by the fact that Morrigan needs some sort of stimuli to keep herself alive (apparently, incubi and succubi [[StalkedByTheBell can't survive for much longer than]] ''[[StalkedByTheBell two full days]]'' [[StalkedByTheBell without pleasure]]); of course she'll be enjoying the fight a ''little'' bit more than most.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: It's usually obscured by the wings, but yes.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Her wings.
* SheFu: It's DistractedByTheSexy refined into an art form. A particularly ''lethal'' art form.
* ShesGotLegs: Played up ''especially'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJtQ7VLSuoM in the OVA.]]
* {{Shoryuken}}: Shadow Blade, an attack in which she leaps upward as one of her wings transforms into a scythe-like blade.
* {{Shotoclone}}: [[EnergyBall Soul Fist]] and [[{{Shoryuken}} Shadow Blade]] are your standard fare fireball and uppercut, though Morrigan normally lacks a HurricaneKick, barring her Parasite Roll in ''Pocket Fighter''. Twists include teleports, {{doppelganger|Attack}}s, and [[ShapeshifterWeapon transmorphic wings]], among other tricks.
* SoulJar: A humanoid version of one, with shades of ManySpiritsInsideOfOne and HeartDrive.
** The UDON comic (which is generally considered non-canon) claims that Morrigan's body is a host of sorts for the [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls]] of the many humans she has sex with (her reasoning is that she's giving them pleasure and a reprieve from the hardships of the world; [[YourSoulIsMine the souls]] [[DeaderThanDead aren't destroyed]], [[{{Immortality}} but live on within Morrigan]] [[HappinessInSlavery in eternal bliss]], taking the form of the bats she wears as clothing and her wings).
*** According to her game ending, she absorbs souls via kissing rather than having sex. One of her win quotes in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' confirms that she does enslave people, though.
* SplitAtBirth: Well, Lilith's birth was a result of Morrigan being split.
* StatuesqueStunner: Makes the cut at 172cm/5'8".
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her standard outfit? It's made of bats that swarm around her and magically transform into a ''[[SensualSpandex very]]'' [[FormFittingWardrobe skintight]] {{leotard|OfPower}} and pantyhose/tights combination, with some nearly detached sleeves, go-go boots, and a [[FluffyFashionFeathers feather-frilled]], AbsoluteCleavage-baring ImpossiblyLowNeckline. And there is [[VaporWear nothing]] [[GoingCommando underneath]].
* TakenForGranite: She turns herself into stone to avoid becoming Demitri's slave in his ending.
* ThisIsADrill: Some of her attacks uses her wings to form drills, most notably in her [[DivingKick Shell Kick]] special and Valkyrie Turn super move.
* ToastedBuns: Sometimes turns her wings into rocket boosters or a JetPack, giving this visual impression.
* UpperClassTwit: An insanely powerful demon who just wants to party. She also mixes this with shades of RebelliousPrincess (she ''is'' the adopted daughter of the former ruler of Makai). For the most part, expect Morrigan to shirk her responsibilities and cause headaches for her caretakers. It isn't until her father dies and ''especially'' when she fuses with Lilith that CharacterDevelopment rolls in and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething she begins to feel the need to be responsible]].
* ViolentGlaswegian: Especially in the cartoon.
* WaveMotionGun: Her ''Vs.'' series-exclusive Soul Eraser as mentioned above. As of ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom'' and ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', she's reverted back to Finishing Shower.
* WickedWitch: In the cartoon.
* WingedHumanoid: With an extra pair of miniaturized, presumably decorative ones on her head.
* WolverinePublicity: Something ''Darkstalkers'' related? Morrigan will be there, in some shape or form.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Anyone else want to explain her [[SpinningPiledriver Vector Drain special]]?
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Seems to be her natural color
** The exact shade of green [[DependingOnTheArtist seems to vary a lot]]. Pale mint? Turquoise? Bright neon green?

[[folder:Demitri Maximoff]]
--> '''Class:''' Vampire
--> '''Origin:''' Romania
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (games, Japanese), Creator/AkioOhtsuka (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/MichaelDonovan (Western cartoon), Creator/PaulDobson (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English), Creator/RichardEpcar (''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', English)

-->''"Is your blood as thin and weak as you? Let's find out, shall we?"''

The guy ''originally'' slated to be protagonist (hence the franchise's Japanese title ''Vampire''), Demitri is the master of one of the seven noble families of Makai. One day he challenged Belial Aensland, Morrigan's father, one of the three high nobles, and the ruler of Makai, for the throne. The end result: he was defeated so badly that both he and [[HauntedCastle his castle Zeltzereich]] were ripped through reality into the human world. For the next 100 years he was quietly restoring his lost powers all while drinking the blood of unlucky treasure hunters who dared to enter his castle. All of them became his servants.

When he restored most of his powers, Pyron dropped in to conquer Earth, and Demitri used this opportunity to defeat him and absorb Pyron's power, returning to full strength. When he felt that he was ready, he returned to Makai, only to find that Belial had died, and the result was a very serious power struggle. Before he could take advantage of it, he and his castle were sucked into the Majigen, the pocket dimension created by Jedah Dohma.


Tropes associated with Demitri Maximoff:

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the cartoon, he's shown as a full-fledged antagonist.
* AnimalMotifs: [[BatOutOfHell Bats]], naturally, as per the [[ClassicalMovieVampire traditional vampire association]]. His intro animation shows him transforming from a bat, Anakaris's [[BalefulPolymorph Royal Judgement]] transforms him into a bat with an ascot, his Demon Blast and Demon Billion supers summon swarms of fiery bats, and the Darkstalkers 3 version of his Chaos Flare special launches a bat enveloped in a fireball. VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos and Capcom's own Darkstalkers Are Not Dead trailer both depict him materializing from a converging swarm of bats.
* AnythingThatMoves: Possibly because of his [[GenderBender Midnight Bliss]], which shows just how far he's willing to go to get some.
* AristocratsAreEvil: He's high nobility and definitely dangerous to know. The "evil" part is subverted in that he's not as much evil as much simply [[AmbitionIsEvil has great ambitions]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Likes to scare humans, since nothing they can do will hurt him
* AttackDrone: Dark side master produces two fire bats that act as them.
* AttractiveBentGender: Midnight Bliss.
* BadassArmFold: While gliding over the ground, as he performs a dash or attempts a Midnight Pleasure.
* BadassBaritone: In the OVA, both in Japanese and English dubs.
* BadassCape: Which is capable of changing form
* BattleAura: It's also used to protect him from sunlight as he recovers his powers.
* BloodKnight: Combat and seduction are [[WhoWantsToLiveForever the only amusements of his endless life]].
* CapeWings: His cape corresponds to the bat-like wings of his true form. The wings alone are revealed and used during certain attacks, such as Demon Cradle and Negative Stolen.
* ChickMagnet: Demitri's way with the ladies (with the exception of Morrigan) is positively supernatural. That's not even getting into the way his brides fawn over him...
--> "[[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Let's play.]]"
* ClassicalMovieVampire: [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel Old-fashioned European clothing]], [[OminousOperaCape dramatic flowing cape]], slicked back hair complete with [[VillainousWidowsPeak widow's peak]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]]. His overall look is basically ClassicalMovieVampire meets TheCape. The american cartoon takes this even further, giving him a Romanian accent and Dracula-style fangs.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite wielding dark powers (such as turning into a demon), he's not an evil demon, just immortal idle rich.
* TheDandy: Prides himself on his fashion, and he looks impeccably handsome no matter where he goes.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Pretty much everything about Demitri's appearance from the neck up varies greatly from depiction to depiction. His eyes can be relatively normal-looking with red irises or pupils or they can be [[MonochromaticEyes completely red or completely white]], he may or may not have CreepyShadowedUndereyes, his facial features may be fairly soft or they may be craggy and angular, and his hair can be anything from a smooth, teardrop-shaped sweep back to a single point to a vertically-standing crown of spikes, with or without a [[VillainousWidowsPeak prominent widow's peak]]. And this is all within official art.
* TheDragon: To Pyron in the American cartoon.
* EmbarrassingNickname: In games where he and Morrigan appear together (such as VideoGame/ProjectXZone), Morrigan refers to him as "Demi-Demi." It's gotten to the point that he'll half-heartedly grumble, "Stop calling me that!" but otherwise let it slide.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Demon Cradle, Bat Spin, Negative Stolen... much of Demitri's repertoire involves spinning. Even his jumping hard punch is a revolving lariat.
* EvilDuo: He and Morrigan were this in the American cartoon.
* EvilSoundsDeep: He has a particularly deep voice in the OVA.
* FangsAreEvil: In the U.S. cartoon. In the movie and games, he has a whole mouth of sharp teeth.
* FirstLawOfGenderBending: His [[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Demitri%27s+Midnight+Bliss Midnight Bliss]] attack will turn men into women and give women a sexier outfit (except for [[BrokeTheRatingScale Morrigan]]). In some games outside the series proper, it can be hard to tell the difference.
* FlashStep: Has [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]]-styled dashes that make him disappear for a while.
* FormFittingWardrobe: His European nobleman getup fits tight enough to show off every one of his rippling muscles. Might be FridgeBrilliance when you consider that the demonic form that [[FreezeFrameBonus occasionally shows through]] is his true form and the more human-like form is [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith merely an illusion.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: His gargoyle-like true form shows through for a split second during many of his animations.
* GenderBender: Midnight Bliss, but [[FirstLawOfGenderBending only for males]].
* KilledOffForReal: In a drama CD based on ''Vampire Savior'', it's implied Jedah killed him.
* LargeHam: In the OVA, he has his share of [[JustForPun chewing]] the scenery.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Not only his theme is of the very few ones that was re-used in all the installments aside Morrigan's and Donovan's, but also played in the last bits of his ending in ''Vampire Savior''.
* MagicMissileStorm: His Demon Blast EX special unleashes a swarm of fiery bats that fly across the screen.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Per his upbringing and social status
* {{Mondegreen}}: His "Get my rage!" voice clip shouted upon performing an ES Chaos Flare is very prone to being misheard, both by Japanese and English players. Examples include:
** "Gemnai rice!" [[note]]Brown rice[[/note]]
** "San bai gaeshi!" [[note]]Triple payback[[/note]]
** "Dekkai fire!" [[note]]Great fire[[/note]]
** "Grab my legs!"
** "Ham & fried eggs!"
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: To make it worse, they are all disgustingly rotten. Although, not in the cartoon.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: He causes this in the OVA. Then comes [[BigBad Pyron]] [[SarcasmMode to make it all better]].
* PickyEater: He only feeds on beautiful women. Fortunately, [[GenderBender he has Midnight Bliss]].
* PlayingWithFire: Chaos Flare, roughly on par with Pyron's heat when Demitri is at full power, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation storyline-wise anyway.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Especially apparent in his endings, where we get close ups of his scowling or fang baring face, red eyes all wide.
* {{Shoryuken}}: Demon Cradle, an attack in which he leaps upward while spinning, his arms crossed and cape transformed into a pair of bat wings. When used from a standstill he goes straight up, but when used during a dash, he leaps forward at an angle.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Has the requisite projectile and uppercut. Lacks a HurricaneKick but does have [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma-style]] dodges and special grapples.
* ShoutOut: Between the hair, the blue tights, the BattleAura, and the high born pride, there is a fair chance Demitri was influenced by [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]]. Before they changed it, the Chaos Flare even had the same posing from start to finish as his Final Flash.
* SlasherSmile: He remarkably does this in the OVA in a few scenes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Demitri, Dimitri, or Dimitry? Even at this wiki, we have the same problem. The ROM of the first game even has "Demitori", his Japanese romanization. (In fact, the tiles even had to be overlapped to conceal the "o" due to development time constraints)
** The surname isn't safe: it's officially Maximoff, but ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos'' had it spelled "Maximov."
* SupportingProtagonist: He's the main character of the series [[WordOfGod according to Capcom]]. That said, he has very little character development, doesn't really get to do anything that substantial in the grand scheme of things, and largely serves as an anchor for the ''real'' main character of the series - [[WolverinePublicity Morrigan]]. If the drama tracks are to be considered canon, his status as this has been cemented.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: [[JustForPun Hardy har]].
* VampiresAreRich: He does belong to one of Makai's noble houses.
* VampiresAreSexGods: As evidenced by his positively ''enormous'' harem.
** He even manages to have Morrigan fall for him in the ''Night Warriors'' OVA.
* VampiresHarem: He is accompanied by a large collection of concubines he gathered over the years and are present in his stage.
* WingedHumanoid: His demonic form.
* WorthyOpponent: Baraba Kreutz, the leader of the royal guardsmen of the Makai's Kreutz clan (as well as [[spoiler:Jon Talbain's [[DisappearedDad father]]]]). Demitri was said to have seen a certain beauty in his fighting style and even said, "He is my best rival in my life."
* YourSoulIsMine: The Demitri VS Belial short story published in ''Gamest'' states that Demitri was actually able to succeed at what Jedah had [[PhlebotinumOverload died]] trying to do: boosting his power by absorbing souls from the portal to the human world. How did he manage to avoid PhlebotinumOverload? [[MundaneSolution He absorbed them little by little over time rather than trying to absorb a whole bunch at once.]] This actually augmented his power enough that he became a serious threat to Belial, but it ended up backfiring on him when Belial tore away the part of Makai containing the portal and Demitri's castle and flung it into the human realm.

--> '''Class:''' Catwoman
--> '''Origin:''' USA
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaeAraki (games), Creator/LisaAnnBeley (Western cartoon), [[Creator/{{Yukana}} Nogami]] (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/JanyseJaud (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English), Creator/MelissaFahn (''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', English), Creator/KanaAsumi (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', Japanese), [[Creator/GinaBowes G.K. Bowes]] (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', English)

-->''"You've lost to the rest, now you've lost to the best!"''

Felicia was raised in an orphanage by a nun named Rose ([[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha not that one]]). After Rose passed away, Felicia decided to make a name for herself and left town. Meeting other cat-women along the way, they started a musical group which was a smash hit.


Tropes associated with Felicia:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Very easy when her fur stripes barely even qualifies as coverage.
* AnimalMotifs: Take a wild guess...
* AnimeChineseGirl: She dresses as one in her ''Pocket Fighter'' ending, in which she is inadvertently casted in a kung fu movie by [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ken]].
* AmazonianBeauty: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]], although it [[DependingOnTheArtist varies from artist to artist]]. Her physique can range from a body type akin to Morrigan's to that of a gymnast/olympic swimmer to even that of a figure competitor, but she still remains [[RuleOfGlamorous gorgeous]] and a capable fighter.
* AnthropomorphicShift: Compare her [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/felineki/feliteeth3.gif older official art]] to how she looks now.
* AssistCharacter: The catgirls who appear in her Please Help Me special. They each even have [[AllThereInTheManual names, home states, and a couple sentences worth of backstory.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Even if she's just won a fight that brought her within an inch of her life, she can't help but chase any butterflies or mice that happen to show up.
* BattleAura: During Rolling Buckler, Rolling Scratch, and Tumble Cat (kick throw) she has a green aura visible. If using an [[PaletteSwap alternate palette]], the color of this aura will change to match her eye color.
** This is justified in her EX Charge move where she crouches and emits a battle aura, which manually fills up her Hyper Gauge.
* BadassAdorable: Although the exact ratio of badass to adorable fluctuates, she's always got plenty of both.
* BareYourMidriff: Felicia bares this and a LOT more.
* BathingBeauty: Her ending, and she pulls it off great!
* BathtubScene: Her ending in Darkstalkers and Night Warriors.
* {{Beastess}}: Her earlier design, which was more muscular, longer of tooth and fang, and generally more monstrous.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A beautiful catwoman, and is possibly the kindest of the cast so far.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because she ''chose'' a pacifistic lifestyle, and just because her motto is always turning the other cheek, it doesn't means that she cannot punch your head off or cut you into ribbons if you piss her off enough.
* BigDamnHeroes: Felicia's "Please Help Me!" counts as this when it connects. If Felicia is in trouble, her CatGirl friends will jump in and [[CurbStompBattle beat the crap out of her opponent]].
* BloodKnight: Not an overt example, but she admits that [[NotSoAboveItAll she enjoys fighting a lot.]]
* BoisterousBruiser: She has a bit of it. She is also fond of tossing horrible puns here and there.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Her victory portrait in ''Vampire Savior'', which in turn was made into a win pose in ''[=MvC2=]''.
* BoobsOfSteel: At 88cm, Felicia has the largest bust of all the ''Darkstalkers'' females, edging out Morrigan by 2cm (it should also be noted that she's bustier than the 87cm [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Shiranui]]). She also happens to be the most physically-oriented fighter on the female side and (DependingOnTheArtist) possesses a more muscular build than the other ladies.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Her concept art for ''Resurrection'', pictured above. It has an alternate version used for promotional purposes where her {{underboobs}} are covered by her hair being repositioned, and her butt is covered with an image of her cat form.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: One of her win quotes, wherein she talks about how she starred in ''Darkstalkers'', ''Night Warriors'', and ''Puzzle Fighter''.
* BreakoutCharacter: In ''Darkstalkers'' and ''Night Warriors'', Felicia was just another monster. However, people latched on to her kind personality and attractive appearance as opposed to the unsympathetic Demitri. Alongside Morrigan, Felicia's popularity with fans led to her being included in tons of spin-off and crossover games.
* CatGirl: She is the living embodiment.
* CatFolk
* CatsHateWater: Averted, as her ending sequence in the first two games shows her enjoying a luxurious bubble bath.
** In Street Fighter Alpha 2, Ken's stage includes some guests taking a dip on his pool, Felicia being one of them.
* CatSmile: Naturally. Depending on the artist, Felicia will flash one from time to time.
* CoolBigSis: Felicia ''technically'' becomes this, albeit in an obverted sense of the trope: In her ''Darkstalkers 3'' ending, Felicia becomes a nun and founds the orphanage "Felicity House," and all of the children look up to her.
* CoolPet: Plays the role of one to Harry Grimoire in the cartoon, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting assuming the form]] [[SleepModeSize of an actual cat]] to ward off suspicion. In one of the official mangas, Felicia was the "pet" and secret best friend of a rich (and lonely) kid, acting as his bodyguard when two bumbling kidnappers took the kid away. Some chapters later, Felicia meets Jon Talbain and retakes the pet charade after they start living together.
* {{Cosplay}}: Played for laughs but with a more adult tone in the 1996 manga version, where Jon Talbain and Felicia share a tiny apartment, with Jon posing as a plain (and antisocial) human, while Felicia stays in her cute kitty form to avoid attracting unwanted attention. One of their neighbors casually sees Felicia in her normal form, but she assumes Felicia is just a plain woman wearing a sexy cat costume, visiting Jon for some ''fetish sex''.
* CuteLittleFangs
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nw-felicia_8285.gif Some older artworks]] are decidedly [[ButterFace less cute]] about this.
* DanceBattler: Felicia's both a fighter and an exotic dancer.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: As was shown in the UDON comic, the size and volume of Felicia's feet makes wearing shoes a painful and uncomfortable experience for her.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Felicia's Rolling Buckler, Hellcat throw, Dancing Flash, hell, she's constantly spinning whenever she's in the air.
* ExposedToTheElements: Felicia can fight anywhere in her FurBikini, be it in the hot depths of the Makai, or the arctic regions of Canada/Japan.
* {{Fanservice}}: Felicia's entire race, being [[OneGenderRace a race made of nothing but females]] (WordOfGod confirms this) who romp around naked all the time and, on top of that, are playful, open-minded beings who consider humans as an interesting race, rather than just seeing them as bastards or a food source as the other characters do. WordOfGod has said that whenever a Catwoman and a male of whatever species mate, the offspring is always a catgirl. That still doesn't explains the origin of Felicia's race, but it helps a little.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama: Some of her victory poses involve Felicia attempting to strike a dramatic stance, and after a couple of seconds bursting into laughter, getting distracted by moving objects, or having the moment ruined by one of her kitty helpers photobombing out from nowhere.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: With Jon Talbain.
* ForeignFanservice: She's an American and has the largest bust and hips of the ''Darkstalkers'' ladies.
* ForHappiness: Her outlook on life in a nutshell.
* FriendToAllChildren: Felicia loves children and wishes to take care of those who cannot defend themselves. In the UDON comic, she brings Jon to the orphanage she grew up in, and the children there were more than happy to see her. Jon also fell into this category after spending a night there.
* FurBikini: In the American cartoon. In everything else, she has nothing but her own naturally-grown fur barely covering certain parts.
* GenkiGirl: Her eccentricities sometimes approach {{Cloudcuckoolander}} levels.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Although not intentionally, one of her specials involves kicking [[KiAttacks ki-infused]] sand at her opponent.
* HeadPet: She can actually jump on top of someone's head and they'll go into an idle pose.
* IdolSinger: What she aspired to be... or more specifically, her goal was to be the Western equivalent of it, a superstar diva.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: She and Morrigan are the prime examples of this.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The sole hero with pure good in her heart.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Unlike Morrigan, Felicia seems to be the type to use sex appeal without realizing it.
* JigglePhysics: It's hard to notice at first, but she does indeed have ''very'' large breasts (the largest in the series, in spite of what the anime, ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', and a lot of fanart and merchandise may suggest) and they are in fact the only ones that bounce. They are bigger than [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Shiranui]]'s by 1cm. Just think about it.
* KillerRabbit: In one of her supers, [[HeroSecretService Felicia calls for help]]. Four other catwomen (Pico, Alto, Grace, and Lucy) come to her aid and utterly ''wreck'' you for messing with Felicia.
* KillItWithFire: In the OVA, a group of Dark Hunters try doing this to her [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown while she was incapacitated]]. Fortunately for her, Lord Raptor [[EvenEvilHasStandards took offense at this]] and saved her life by [[CurbStompBattle CurbStomping]] the Dark Hunters and devouring their souls.
* KindheartedCatLover: Considering she can turn into a cat, part of it is to be expected.
* LittleBitBeastly: She's a human with cat ears, a tail, and hands and feet somewhere in between the two. Early on she also had slit shaped eye pupils like a cat too.
* LongHairIsFeminine: A lot of it.
* MartialPacifist: Felicia isn't as blood-thirsty as the rest of the cast, but that doesn't mean she can't put up a hard fight.
* MeaningfulName: Felicia (and male name counterpart Felix) means happiness. Fits well for Felicia since she wishes to coexist with humans in peace. There's also the obvious similarity with "feline," too.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: In [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/felineki/feliteeth3.gif pre-Savior]] [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/felineki/feliteeth1.gif official]] [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/felineki/feliteeth2.gif art.]]
* MsFanservice: Competes with Morrigan on this.
* NaturalWeapon: Those claws of hers aren't just for show.
* NaughtyNuns: She becomes a nun in her ending in the third game, just like her [[ParentalSubstitute foster parent]] Rose. Subverted, as while she's pretty much naked under that fur, she's merely a InnocentFanserviceGirl.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Felicia is definitely the kindest of the entire cast, only wishing for peaceful co-existence between Darkstalkers and humans. Doesn't mean she can't kick your ass if you push her too far.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Her win quotes show that she's not above taunting her opponents.
* OneGenderRace: The Catwoman race. They're able to reproduce with humans (and have been given rights like ordinary human citizens), but the offspring is always another catgirl.
* OrganicBra: Felicia's fur covers her naughty bits up for her.
* PerpetualSmiler: The cheeriest if the cast, which is in stark contrast of the dark setting.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: "PLEASE HELP ME!!!"
* PrehensileTail: Felicia can use her tail to whip her opponents, or use it to hold her whole body up from her standing hard kick.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: It would be a stretch to say Felicia was ever anything other than pretty, but over the years her teeth and claws have become less prominent while her fanserviceyness has been played up.
* RapunzelHair: Felicia's hair reaches past her waist, and it encircles her whenever she flip jumps or does her Rolling Buckler. Its general shape is also reminiscent of a lion's mane, which adds to her feline image.
* {{Sideboob}}
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Like with the rest of her body, Felicia bares her back wholly, then again, she's technically naked. Her butt is always fully exposed.
* SexyCatPerson: She's a CatGirl and one of the biggest {{MsFanservice}}s in the game.
* SheFu: Combines fighting with her natural cat-grace and flexibility. Some of her moves even flash her butt.
* ShesGotLegs
* ShipTease: She seems to be involved a lot with Talbain--in the UDON comic, official manga adaptations and the OVA.
** In the Chinese manhua adaptation, seems to be involved with both Jon Talbain AND Demitri.
* ShoutOut:
** Her Midnight Bliss form is a sultry poser similar to Creator/MarilynMonroe.
** In her ''Darkstalkers 3'' ending, the children at the orphanage ask her to sing a song. Felicia complies and begins with the words "[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!]]"
** "I hope I can have [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Blanka]] for my leading man!"
** The building seen at the beginning of her ''Darkstalkers''/''Night Warriors'' ending sequence is blatantly modeled after Biff's Pleasure Paradise from Film/BackToTheFuturePartII.
* SleepModeSize: Her intro, as well both the cartoon and OVA, and one of her winposes, show Felicia having the ability to transform into a regular cat.
* StepfordSmiler: She makes it a rule to be optimistic all the time, suggesting that she's not as happy as she seems.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her thin fur stripes ''barely'' cover her private areas, and her butt is ''always'' exposed.
* ThongOfShielding: Present on her sprites (she has a barely-visible triangle of fur right over her butt, and some sprites make it look like she goes completely bare-assed) and on her ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' model if you look hard enough.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The most unambiguously good character in the series.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Technically this as the only blue is in her hair.
* {{Underboobs}}: Some of her animation frames (such as her vertical kick) include this, purposely hiding her fur stripes.
* VaporWear: Just to reiterate what has already been mentioned a few times on this list already: She is in fact naked.
* VivaLasVegas: Although it's never stated outright, the look of her home stage and ending sequence in the first two games certainly imply that she is from Las Vegas, or a facsimile thereof.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: She walks about everywhere in her FurBikini.
* {{Wall Jump}}er: In ''Night Warriors'', she gained the ability to do a standard Chun-Li style wall jump. But in ''Vampire Savior'', it gained a bit of a twist: she became able to jump off of or cling to walls, but if she stays put for too long, she'll slide back down in typical cat fashion.
* WomanInWhite: A catwoman in snow white fur.
* {{Womanchild}}: She's an adult, but she acts like a child.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: In ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', Felicia is paired with ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''[='s=] King. One of their tag supers (the terminology there being Multiple Assault) is a double Shining Wizard.
** In ''Pocket Fighter'', one of her special grab moves is a {{spinning piledriver}}.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She's got so much you could lose yourself in it.

[[folder:Jon Talbain/Gallon]]
--> '''Class:''' Werewolf
--> '''Origin:''' England
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YujiUeda (games), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (''[[Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge Night Warriors]]'' OVA, Japanese), Alvin Sanders (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English), Lee Tockar (Western cartoon)

-->''"You have felt the fury of the beast! Go and lick your wounds!"''

Jonathan Talbain was an orphan living peacefully in England until the night of the full moon, when he experienced his first transformation. He was quickly outcast from society. Thinking that in order to control his inner beast he must control his body, he subjected himself to intense TrainingFromHell. In time, he succeeded, and while the adults didn't accept him back, the children did.

With the creation of the Majigen, his soul was sucked in, and the beast he had tried for so long to control had resurfaced. In his ending, Talbain came face-to-face with his dark self, and concluding that he can't suppress the beast any longer, goes for another session of TrainingFromHell.

His Japanese name is actually pronounced "garou," as in the Japanese word for "hungry wolf," as opposed to "gallon," as in "ten-gallon hat."


Tropes associated with Jon Talbain/Gallon

* AnimeHair: In his human form, he has a bluish-white mane shaped kind of like [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic's]] bristles.
* BalloonBelly: When on the receiving end of Jedah's Sangue Passare (Bloody Passing).
* BonusBoss: His [[EnemyWithin evil side]], which appears in the third game as a flickering {{palette swap}}ped version with Talbain's moveset from the first game. This version has been unofficially named "Dark Talbain" or "Shadow Gallon" by fans.
* BruceLeeClone: He whips out [[FightingWithChucks nunchaku]] for some of his attacks and has a similar body type as [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Fei Long]] in his human form. Additionally, he has similar kicks, a variation of the one-inch punch, a dragon-themed technique, and howls that sound an awful lot like Bruce's famous high-pitched yells. In short, if Creator/BruceLee became a werewolf, ''he'd be Jon Talbain''.
* CoolOldGuy: He was born in ''1940''. For a guy his age, Jon Talbain looks curiously attractive and can dish whole cans of whoop ass. Even in his human form, [[OlderThanTheyLook he looks like a man in his late 20s to early 30s.]] This may be due to his demonic heritage.
* CursedWithAwesome: Pinballs between this and BlessedWithSuck when his werewolf form gets out of control.
* DubNameChange: Gallon in Japan, Jon Talbain everywhere else.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: With Felicia.
* FriendToAllChildren: He likes children, and in the UDON comic, it was a kid who made Talbain like the orphanage.
** He also takes two children under his wing in ''Vampire Savior''. [[spoiler:It is his concern for them that causes Jon to abandon the chance to reunite with his DisappearedDad Baraba in his ending from this game.]]
** This trope is probably why he gets along pretty well with Felicia.
* GrowingTheBeard: Talbain was a rather underdeveloped character in the original ''Darkstalkers'' game. His moveset lacked variety, his trademark Beast Cannon was only available as a super (and in its place as a special was the nearly-useless Beast Rush), and even visually he didn't quite stack up to the other characters, with many of his normal attacks looking identical in a game otherwise full of visual variety. Reception from players was lukewarm as a result. He was greatly improved in ''Night Warriors'' with some newly-animated normal attacks, the introduction of Beast Cannon as a special, the addition of nunchucks for some kung-fu flair, and two cool new supers in Mirage Body and Dragon Cannon. He became a much more interesting and popular character as a result.
* HalfHumanHybrid: The son of a [[HumanMomNonhumanDad human mother]] and the leader of the royal guardsmen of the Kreutz family (one of the seven noble families of Makai). In his ''Darkstalkers 3''/''Vampire Savior'' ending, Jon runs into a man believed to be his father, but passes up on the chance to meet him and instead returns to take care of two children he encountered during his journey.
* IneffectualLoner: Having lived in isolation for most of his life, Jon believes that solitude suites him the best. It doesn't stick.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: At first. He gets better, thanks to the aforementioned TrainingFromHell.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He tends to be a loner and dislikes humanity in general for their narrow-mindedness concerning Darkstalkers, but since meeting Felicia, he slowly changes his viewpoints.
* KiAttacks: His feet glow during his Laser Climb attack and his Beast Cannon is basically using ki to push himself around. Finally, the Dragon Cannon is a blast across the screen while he holds his nunchaku to concentrate.
* LittleBitBeastly: His Midnight Bliss form.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]BilingualBonus: His Japanese name Gallon (or more accurately Garon) translates to "hungry wolf."
* NotQuiteFlight: His beast cannon can be chained around to improve his aerial maneuverability or rack up combo hits.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[IKnowKarate Quick and lithe martial artist]] werewolves are not too uncommon (see: the werewolves in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, Valkenhayn in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''), nor is the ability to change shape at will, but being born a werewolf due to [[spoiler:one's father being a wolf demon related to a dragon from Makai]]? That's original.
* NobleWolf[=/=]SavageWolves: His inner wolf is the latter and the reason for all that TrainingFromHell, thus making him the former.
* PunnyName[=/=]BilingualBonus: Gallon is taken from the Japanese word garou (餓狼), which means "hungry wolf."
* ShipTease: With Felicia in official art.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His given name is sometimes misspelled as John, while many others tend to accidentally misplace the "i" in his surname (i.e. Tal''i''ban as opposed to Talba''i''n).
* TrainingFromHell: Self subjected training from hell
* WalkingShirtlessScene: All the time, but mostly noticeable in his human form
* WolfMan: Or its stand-in, the way Demitri stands in for Dracula.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Fur]]: Exactly how blue varies depending on the depiction. In-game it's closer to gray.

--> '''Class:''' Demon Samurai
--> '''Origin:''' Japan
--> '''Bishamon voiced by:''' Kan Tokumaru (games), Creator/MasashiEbara (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Garry Chalk (Western cartoon), Don Brown (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English)
--> '''Hannya voiced by:''' Creator/ShozoIizuka (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/MichaelDobson (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English)

-->''"There is no dishonor in falling before me. It is only natural."''

In [[JidaiGeki Feudal Japan]], he came upon [[EvilWeapon a cursed armor called Hannya and a forbidden sword called Kien]] in his friend's antique shop. The next thing he realizes, he is at home. After some looking around, he finds out that he forcefully took the set from the shop owner, but he doesn't remember, nor has any idea why he did it. For several weeks, Bishamon just stared at the armor, like he was in a trance, despite concerns from his wife. Then one day he donned the armor, and all hell broke loose. The armor possessed him, and started a massacre that continued for days. When Pyron came to Earth, the energies produced by him overloaded the armor and Bishamon was set free. Vowing to prevent Hannya from taking more lives, he hides the armor and the sword, and he and his wife become monks.

During the events of ''Darkstalkers 3'', Hannya and Kien were sucked into the Majigen, where the overflowing spirit energies allowed Hannya to manifest itself once again. It took the form of Bishamon, as the armor had become accustomed to that form, but before it could begin another massacre, the real Bishamon sealed it away.

He has an alternate form in ''Darkstalkers 3'' called "Oboro Bishamon," which is what would have happened if Bishamon had mastered controlling the cursed armor, and fights you as a [[TrueFinalBoss Secret Final Boss]] if you get enough super finishes and perfects.


Tropes associated with Bishamon:

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the cartoon, though he was basically an AntiVillain who eventually pulls a HeelFaceTurn (which, conversely, is AdaptationalHeroism with regards to Hannya and Kien).
* AndIMustScream: It's implied that Bishamon has full knowledge of the atrocities he committed while under the influence of Hannya and Kien (the OVA suggests this further in a moment where he seems to come back into control long enough to desperately ask Donovan if he wants to take his soul), thus leading to...
** TheAtoner: ... him becoming a monk alongside his wife O-rin after being freed from the armor by Pyron's death. He started a practice known as Roppoudou in order to cleanse his mind, and later ventures to [[SealedEvilInACan seal away]] his now-AnimatedArmor to prevent anyone from experiencing the pain he went through.
* AnimatedArmor: In ''Vampire Savior''.
* AscendedGlitch: ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterII Turbo'' had a rather infamous glitch involving two super moves that were activated with the "Charge back, forward, back, forward + Button" command. The last forward could be held for an indefinite amount of time, and the subsequent button press would still activate the super allowing for "walk up supers." In the first ''Darkstalkers'' game, Bishamon's "Kassabaki" super used this same command, and at the moment the last forward was input, Bishamon would automatically start walking forward for one second. At any time during this second, the super would come out with a single button press, imitating the "walk up super" technique that was possible in ''Super Turbo''.
* BellyMouth: His armor has a face on the chestplate.
* BloodKnight: His armor, Hannya, is a jealous, hate-filled demon, while [[EvilWeapon his sword]] Kien craves for blood.
* BonusBoss: Oboro Bishamon, which depicts Bishamon if he ''didn't'' succumb to the armor's evil will.
* CanineCompanion: Taro. Originally a mere background element in Bishamon's ''Darkstalkers''/''Night Warriors'' stage, the developers themselves have acknowledged that the this dancing Shiba Inu became something of a BreakoutCharacter who eventually found his way into illustrations and was carried over to the Abaraya stage of ''Vampire Savior''.
* CoolHelmet: With a molded face meant to intimidate.
* DeathFromAbove: He can make bricks rain down on his foes.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Has a move where he turns into a ghostly figure, followed several more duplicates of it appearing to slash the enemy.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: In the OVA, when Donovan puts himself at risk to save human bystanders during their fight. Furthermore, when Donovan reveals that he uses his dark powers to destroy evil, Bishamon is unable to comprehend this to the point of degenerating into [[VillainousBreakdown an insane screaming rage]].
* HitodamaLight: Bishamon is accompanied by balls of flames; not only do they symbolize his own possession by the cursed armor, he can dispatch them as an attack to temporarily "possess" (paralyze) an opponent.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: His Oni Kubi Hineri attack creates a giant phantom hand that grabs the opponent and squeezes the life out of them.
* HungryWeapon: Due to a ritual used to keep the blade eternally sharp while crafting it, his Kien hungers for death and destruction.
* ImplacableMan: Has a super where he attacks normally afterwards but glows yellow and does not flinch from attacks.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: He only uses one kick and one punch (at close range). All of his other attacks are sword slashes. That said, not many people would find a blood-drinking sword "better."
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is derived from Bishamonten, the Japanese god of war.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: One of his specials, where he forces his opponent to commit {{seppuku}} with his sword. It only sticks if used as a FinishingMove.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Only in the armor though
** Amusingly, his sprite's eyes were recolored from red to white in ''Vampire Savior'', presumably to make them stand out better from his red helmet.
* {{Samurai}}: An evil samurai armor and sword.
* {{Shoryuken}}: Kienzan, a leaping upward sword slash. Unique in that it cannot be used at just any time: it only comes out as a guard cancel, a reversal, or right after landing from a jump.
* ShoutOut: To various [[Creator/GoNagai Go Nagai]]-isms. The [[BellyMouth armor]] looks like something in between a ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' badguy, his human self has HotBloodedSideburns, and his Midnight Bliss is based on [[Manga/DororonEnmaKun Yukiko-hime]].
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: One of his special moves in the first two games involves throwing his katana at the opponent. He can then [[SummonToHand call the sword back to his hand]] and pull the opponent along with it.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Bishamon has been shown to hang out with a pair of young sisters in a small igloo built outside a house in a rural Japanese village. He'll venture out of the igloo to fight any other monsters that come along, but no sign of animosity between him and these girls exists, and in fact one of them seems to cheer him on as he fights. The developers themselves didn't give a particularly clear answer when asked about this seemingly uncharacteristic bond, but it could be assumed that one thing that Bishamon's will is simply too strong to be driven to do is the slaughter of innocent children. [[EnfantTerrible B.B. Hood]], of course, is another story.

--> '''Class:''' Mummy
--> '''Origin:''' Egypt
--> '''Voiced by:''' Kan Tokumaru (games) Creator/ScottMcNeil (Western cartoon)

-->''"The power of Pharaoh Anakaris is as eternal as the desert sands!"''

The former ruler of an Egyptian empire. Foreseeing his death, he orders his servants to build a pyramid that will resurrect himself. One year later after the pyramid was completed, the empire was invaded and Anakaris was killed in battle. His body was placed in the pyramid's chamber of revival as instructed.

Thousands of years later, Pyron's visit awakens Anakaris from his long slumber. He fights Pyron to restore his powers and using time-travel he goes back to his time, one year after his death, to resurrect himself and beat back the invaders. He succeeds and conquers them.

Some time later, he hears a voice from the future. Deciding to check it out, he travels there and enters Jedah's Majigen, where he learns that the destruction of his empire is unavoidable. He travels back, and the empire is erased from history, when in reality Anakaris transfers his entire empire into another dimension located somewhere under the Earth, to avoid wars above ground.


Tropes associated with Anakaris:

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the cartoon.
* AncientEgypt: From an empire of the geographic origin that was conquered and later "erased" from history.
* AnimalMotifs: Snakes--as seen in his ''Cobra Blow'' attack, where his face and arms morph into a serpentine shape.
* AssistCharacter: Khaibit, the toothy-grinned restligeist who appears in several of Anakaris's attacks and animations. He also has a harem of mummy girls who help him as well in one of his Super Combos.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: A king who personally beats back invasions into his kingdom.
* BalefulPolymorph: His Royal Judgement and Pharaoh's Curse Super Combos temporarily transforms the opponent into a small, defenseless form. What exactly they are turned into depends on who the opponent is. Due to ''Marvel vs. Capcom 2's'' large roster, all members of the cast are instead turned into the same generic troll creature upon being hit.
* BandageBabe: His lovely assistants.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In one of his victory quotes from ''Vampire Savior'', he delivers this:
--> ''"This is the worst strategy I've seen! Go buy an official book!"''
* TheCaligula: In the American cartoon series.
* CatchAndReturn: He can swallow and shoot back his opponents' fireball attacks. In the first game, it was literally a simple CatchAndReturn; a single projectile could be caught and fired back. However in every subsequent game it ventured into PowerCopying territory; upon catching a projectile, Anakaris would "learn" how to use it and could fire back as many as he wanted until either the round ended or it was overwritten by catching a different projectile.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Again, in the American cartoon.
* DetachmentCombat: One of his specials allows him to attack with his top half flying and his legs walking and kicking. Also, one of his counter attacks involves him splitting and catching an opponent who tries to hit Anakaris after he has been knocked down.
* TheDitz: In the cartoon.
* DifficultButAwesome: One of the series' most expert characters, his bizarre standard hits, ability to float and ''triple'' jump add to his overall complexity.
* FireIceLightning: His Pharaoh Magic EX special manages to combine all three of these into one attack.
* GiantFootOfStomping: Using his sarcophagus.
* GodEmperor: All Pharaohs were, though Anakaris is a little more literal than most.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Even among this zany, monstrous cast, Anakaris manages to stand out in terms of weirdness. He has no normal throw. His special throw is a strange sort of ranged attack. His vertical jump is a variable-altitude hover mode. His jumping kicks sprout from the ground below him. And so on.
* {{Mummy}}: Though rather than preserving himself for the next life, he was a mummy made specifically for him to return to this one.
* MummyWrap: Several of his attacks involve doing this to an opponent.
* NoIAmBehindYou: Anakaris can back dash against the wall to exit out of the screen and appear on the other side.
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* PowerEchoes: All of his win quotes in the Japanese versions of the games feature this. For some reason, this did not carry over into the translations.
* SorcerousOverlord: A just ruling one however, at least to his own people.

[[folder:Lord Raptor/Zabel Zarock]]
--> '''Class:''' Zombie
--> '''Origin:''' Australia
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YujiUeda (games), Creator/KoichiYamadera (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/ScottMcNeil (Western cartoon and ''Night Warriors'' OVA)

-->''"You should thank me. That broken face is very becoming on you."''

During his life, Raptor was a successful, if niche, rock star who captivated his audience with his enigmatic voice. Behind the curtains, he was a cultist who incorporated the cultic text into his songs, which influenced the audience. During his final live "Sacrifice" he took his own life and the lives of 100 fans. This caught Ozom's attention, who resurrected Raptor as his servant, but Raptor planned to overthrow Ozom when he got powerful enough. Ozom himself knows this and have sent Le Malta to keep an eye on him.

When he returns from another errand, Raptor discovers that Ozom's castle has disappeared (see Jedah's section below) and he was sucked into Majigen shortly after.

He has a thing for Hsien-Ko while Le Malta has a thing for B.B. Hood.


Tropes associated with Lord Raptor/Zabel Zarock:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Rare male example--in Hsien-Ko's eyes, at least. In this concern, he would rather think of himself as a KavorkaMan.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The OVA makes him more of an AntiHero rather than a straight-up villain. He still devours the souls of the living, but he also saves Felicia's life.
* AdaptationalWimp: The cartoon downplays his strength a lot and makes him more of a loser rather than the sadistic monster he is.
* AlliterativeName: His name in the Japanese consoles, as you can see above.
* AssistCharacter: Le Malta, during Hell Dunk and Dark Force.
* AwesomeAussie: Turning people into basketballs good enough for ya, Bruce?
* AxCrazy: A more literal one than most, since he plays an ax. On the other hand, his cultist practices did pay off exactly how he wanted them to, so one could argue that, in spite of his violent ways, there was some basis to his crazy behavior.
* BeTheBall: Happens to the opponent during Raptor's Hell Dunk EX move. Le Malta, ever the faithful [[SwissArmyHero Swiss Army Knife-esque companion]], serves as the basketball hoop.
* ChainsawGood: Many of his attacks involve him transforming parts of his body into chainsaw blades. During his "Ultimate Undead" Dark Force, ''Le Malta'' turns into a chainsaw which Zabel wields in a more conventional fashion.
* DependingOnTheWriter: While Raptor's basic look, fighting style and backstory (and his attraction to Hsien-Ko) has for the most part remained consistent his role and to a lesser extent his alignment tends to differ. In the North American Animated series Lord Raptor was a LaughablyEvil IneffectualSympatheticVillain minion of Pyron. In the Anime OVA, Lord Raptor was more of a charismatic dark Anti-Hero who saves Felicia while a bunch of killers from the Church tried to kill her. Though ironically enough in the Darkstalkers Manga that was released in about the same time as the OVA, Lord Raptor was a flat out villainous monster whom Felicia and Jon Talbain must stop. Though in the games while Lord Raptor is not exactly a good guy but he generally seems to be more fixated on trying to be powerful enough to overthrow Lord Ozom than anything else.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His grab attacks look like he's ''raping'' his opponents while impaling them with his blade.
* DubNameChange: Zabel Zarock in Japan, Lord Raptor everywhere else.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the OVA. When a group of Dark Hunters tried to [[KillItWithFire kill Felicia]] [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown while she was down and unconscious]], Lord Raptor took offense at this dishonorable act and proceeded to [[CurbStompBattle open a can of whoopass on the Dark Hunters by devouring their souls]], saving Felicia in the process.
* EvilDiva: Another rare male example.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is a dangerously homicidal living dead, but that doesn't stop him from being one of the most hilarious characters in fighting game history.
-->'''Lord Raptor:''' ''"What? Go to hell!? I just came from there!"''
** LaughablyEvil: Especially in the cartoon.
* FingerlessGloves: Presumably they let him play the guitar better than full fingered ones. In his first life, anyway; now they just exist to show how there is no longer any skin on his fingers.
* GoingCommando: See WardrobeMalfunction below.
* GutturalGrowler: Compare his original nonsensical English voice done by Yuuji Ueda in the older games, to his current voice still done by Ueda in both ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''. He speaks more coherent Japanese and growls a lot more akin to some of Ueda's other roles.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Really. Some winposes and artwork show his "living days" appearance, which is ''far'' more flattering than that of his current form.
* LandDownUnder: His homeland.
* LaughingMad: Most notably in ''Vampire Savior'', when he does the Pursuit move or Death Hurricane in EX status.
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: For a brief moment in the OVA.
* MusicalAssassin: Especially in backstory, where he stole the souls of a hundred members of his audience during a concert. He also uses his guitar as a counter attack.
* NoIAmBehindYou: Hell's Gate.
* NotQuiteFlight: The first playable character in the series to have a midair dash, which gave him highly flexible aerial mobility.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Material dating back from the first game states his birth-year is 1889; however, the heavy metal genre would only appear in the beginning of the 70s, and given he was a heavy metal rocker during his life and died relatively young, this throws a complete contradiction in his backstory. This birth-year was likely left over from when he was conceived as a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI soldier and is probably a big reason why most birth-years of Capcom characters are now largely ignored.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: A mix of Type V (voodoo) and Type R (revenant). He was resurrected to be a servant but is not explicitly a slave and retains his memories.
* PhlebotinumOverload: His ''Vampire Savior'' ending is a humorous take on this.
* ThePowerOfRock: Le Malta takes the form of a large amplifier during one of Zabel's Guard Cancel moves.
* RockMeAsmodeus: Judging from his backstory alone, Raptor was a one man cult leader who used the curses and spells from the Chapter of Tolgaido, an ancient Hebrew book detailing the customs of Makai, to gain his backing with mind control and hypnotizing his followers to his whim. After his grand finale to gain ultimate power, he now receives backing from Ozom and Le Malta, one of the three empires of Makai. There is much TruthInTelevsion in this interpretation of metal and rock music; back around the 1970's and 1980's, metal garnered a great deal of opposition by Christian morality groups for breaking from the norm and going into detail about darker subjects, including the negativity of life and satanism, which they came to claim that such bands were cultists who used music to spread their word. One famous urban rumor in that playing metal and rock records backwards reveals subliminal messages to worship the devil even plays into Raptor's backstory as well. Either way, Lord Raptor's got the last laugh in this regard, and still shreds a mean guitar into the distance.
* ShockAndAwe: Evil Scream and Death Voltage.
* ShoutOut: In his Dark Force special, Raptor fuses Le Malta with his right hand and turns it into a chainsaw, looking just like [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash]].
** The short jingle played upon the activation of his Dark Force sounds suspiciously like the intro to Music/MichaelJackson's "Bad."
** When Midnight Bliss'd, Zabel resembles [[Anime/ArmitageIII Naomi Armitage]] and even references a scene from the anime.
** Being a heavy metal-zombie often shown with the Union Flag (Although he's actually Australian), Raptor bears a close resemblance to Eddie the Head, [[MetalBandMascot mascot]] of the British heavy metal band [[Music/IronMaiden Iron Maiden]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some sources, even at this very wiki, refer to him as "Lord Rapt''e''r".
** Le Malta gets this too, as he's sometimes referred to as Le Marta or La Malta. Sources also flip flop between whether or not there's a space in his name (Le Malta vs. [=LeMalta=]).
* SpinAttack: Death Hurricane.
** ThisIsADrill: His move (well, duh) Death Drill.
* SpikesOfVillainy: His ribs are protruding from his decayed chest and he pushes other bones out of his body for some attacks.
* TheStarscream: His ending in the first game states that he is just waiting the best opportunity to back-stab Ozom and take over his place. This is most prominent in the American cartoon, where he occasionally tries to double-cross Pyron.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The few times he actually speaks English in-game tends to sound rather clear.
* TrouserSpace: He keeps his guitar in there.
* WardrobeMalfunction: When he "uncurls" for his intro animation, his pants have slipped down, and before he pulls them up you can briefly see his [[FanDisservice bare, bony behind]].
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: On his pants in this case.
* ZombieGait: His air dash is a particularly ridiculous (and awesome) example.

[[folder:Victor von Gerdenheim]]
--> '''Class:''' Golem (based on Frankenstein's monster)
--> '''Origin:''' Germany
--> '''Voiced by:''' Kan Tokumaru (games), Ian James Corlett (Western cartoon)

-->''"My power can overcome any challenger!"''

He is a creation of a professor of the same name, who died some time after Victor's birth. Victor, not understanding the concept of death, thought that the professor was ignoring him, and decided that the best way for the professor to accept him was to become the strongest in the world. That failed, but that didn't matter since he had met his "older" sister, the prototype Emily. Emily wasn't supposed to be functioning due to her time-limited power problems, but Victor's self-generating electricity leaked enough power for her to be constantly activated. Afterward, they lived in peace for a time...

... until Emily suddenly stopped functioning from the strain of living for a longer amount of time than she was supposed to. When the Majigen appears, Victor decides that in order to bring her to life, he must gather the wandering souls and inject their spiritual energies into Emily. In his ending, he succeeds, but dies as his own soul was the last one that had to be implemented.


Tropes associated with Victor von Gerdenheim:

* ArtificialHuman: He's a biological version of this.
* AssKicksYou: Victor is [[FanDisservice unfortunately]] very fond of this. He even uses his ass to ''squeeze and throw'' opponents. He is also capable of making his body parts grow to several times their normal size--including the aforementioned posterior.
* CreatingLife: Victor and his "sister" Emily were created by Professor Victor von Gerdenheim.
* DumbMuscle: As stated, he does not understand the concept of death.
* FashionableAsymmetry: His one-sleeved jacket.
* FingerlessGloves: Perhaps to better fit with his frequently shifting body mass.
* FrankensteinsMonster: An odd one, in that he can produce more electricity than the lightning bolt that supposedly animated him.
* GoOutWithASmile: His arcade ending in the third game, since [[spoiler:he succeeds at reviving Emily which he openly states will make him happy despite it being at the cost of his life.]]
* GentleGiant: Seriously. Despite his appearance, he fights to impress his creator and save his dead little sister Emily.
* HeroicSacrifice: To keep his "sister" alive.
* HighPressureEmotion: Turns red, spouts steam from his ears, and makes a whistling teakettle sound during one of his winposes in the first two games.
* HulkSpeak: Present in his original Japanese dialogue, complete with constant boasting of how he's the strongest. It's also emphasized in that all of his lines are written in hiragana only which gives them a simple, childlike quality.
** He also speaks like this in the short-lived UDON adaptation.
* JawDrop: His draw game animation.
* KilledOffForReal: In his ''Vampire Savior'' ending, he gives his life for Emily.
* LauncherMove[=/=]MeteorMove: His damaging Mega Spike command throw consists of grabbing the opponent, kneeing them into the air, then jumping up and spiking the midair opponent into the ground.
* LightningBruiser: [[ShockAndAwe Besides the]] [[MightyGlacier obvious]], he is not ''that'' slow on his feet, particularly since gaining a forward dash in ''Savior''.
* MonochromaticEyes: Solid white.
* NoseNuggets: Has a habit of picking his nose, even as he attacks. It's been said that this might be a residual habit from the original owner of one of the bodies that he was he was built from.
* NoSocialSkills: The reason he isn't too bright socially is because his "father" died not too long after his "birth."
* {{Retcon}}: Emily is introduced in the first two games as a teenager, but for some bizarre reason she re-appears as a young child in ''Vampire Savior''.
* ShapingYourAttacks: He can conjure up images of his creator through his electricity
* ShockAndAwe: Most of his attacks have this effect and he is constantly giving off sparks
* ShoutOut:
** Victor as in Victor Frankenstein.
** Also, one of his victory quotes from ''Vampire Savior'':
--> ''[[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk "Don't make me mad. You wouldn't like me if I get mad!"]]''
** He can perform [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Sagat's Tiger Knee]].
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Can change the size of the body parts he uses to attack with.
* SpinAttack: Has a Lariat-like move, much like fellow powerhouses [[VideoGame/FinalFight Haggar]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]].
* UncommonTime: His ''Darkstalkers'' theme is mostly in 7/8. His ''Night Warriors/Vampire Hunter'' theme is mostly in 3/4, but switches to 13/16 for two bars a couple times.
* UseYourHead: His Mega Forehead move in ''Vampire Savior''.
* TheVonTropeFamily: For bonus points, he hails from Germany, where surnames of this type originate.

--> '''Class:''' Merman
--> '''Origin:''' Brazil
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YujiUeda (games), Creator/ScottMcNeil (Western cartoon)

-->''"You air-breathers wear defeat well. You must practice losing often!"''

Rikuo was the ruler of a peaceful kingdom of merfolk, but the arrival of Pyron caused the underwater earthquakes and volcanoes that destroyed the kingdom. Believing that he was the last of his kind, he sets out for revenge until he meets a mermaid named Aqueria. Overjoyed, he marries her and sets aside his goal of revenge to start a new kingdom.

Encouraged and believing that there are other survivors, he starts searching for them. This results in spending less time with his family. One day, one of his sons, Ricky/Alba, vanishes. He curses himself and contemplates how he could protect his own kingdom if he cannot protect his family. Believing that his son disappeared into the Majigen, he starts his search there. He eventually finds his son playing with another mermaid, and thus Rikuo's new kingdom began.


Tropes associated with Aulbath/Rikuo:

* AscendedGlitch: Rikuo had a rather infamous game breaking glitch in some versions of the first game. His crouching fierce punch (a.k.a. the "crab punch") could not be blocked while crouching. Upon hit it would trip the opponent, so in conjunction with his crouching hard kick, which also tripped the opponent and could not be blocked while standing, he had a frustrating 50/50 guessing game that was difficult to escape. It was alluded to in every game since in the form of his Direct Scissors EX special.
* {{Bishonen}}: On his good days.
* DubNameChange: Aulbath in Japan, Rikuo everywhere else.
* ElementalShapeshifter: In the first two games his method of dashing involves partially liquefying his body and flowing across the ground, [[FreezeFrameBonus although this is hard to notice in motion.]] More noticeable is his time out loss animation in said games, in which [[ImMelting his legs melts out from beneath him.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: A recurring gag in the US cartoon was that he was repeatedly told that he was "curiously attractive for a Fishman." The thing is though that a large portion of these compliments ''came from the male Darkstalkers''. By the last episode, Rikuo wearily replies to the comment with a sigh and "So I've been told."
* FishPeople: Perfectly capable of surviving on land.
* FloatingInABubble: His Water Jail Super Combo traps the opponent in a large floating bubble.
* FourFingeredHands: And four-toed feet as well.
* GemstoneAssault: Gem's Anger bombards the foe with pearls.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His move Sonic Wave.
* MakingASplash: Some of his specials involve water, such as aqua Shepard, sea rage and ocean rage. He also produces water to increase his dashing speed.
* MetronomicManMashing: With his tongue, no less.
* MidBoss: In the original game.
* MixAndMatchCritter: Rikuo has attributes of seemingly every water-dwelling creature, from frogs to crabs to octopi to...
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Rikuo is a mishmash of [[OverlyLongGag "curiously attractive"]] mermen and "scary" mermen.
* PapaWolf: The loss of his son is what leads to his involvement, regarding Jedah's scheme in ''Vampire Savior''.
* PowerupMount: A horseshoe crab in Ocean's Rage.
* {{Revenge}}: His goal in the first and second game.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He believes his royal duties include finding subjects and rebuilding their civilization and he acts out on them, to the exclusion of his immediate family.
* PoisonousPerson: His Poison Breath special creates clouds of toxic gas that will temporarily stun opponents.
* PowerPincers: Both of his crouching hard punches (the first of which was later repurposed into an AscendedGlitch super) involve his hands becoming giant crab claws, with which he snaps at the opponent's ankles.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Rikuo has the ability to transform his body parts into those of assorted aquatic creatures, including crab claws, stingray stingers, and conch shells. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology This is stated to be a form of mimicry displayed by members of his species.]]
* ShoutOut: His name (in the Western versions) is a shout-out to ''Ricou'' Browning, the actor who played the titular monster in ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon''.
* WaterGeyserVolley: His Aqua Spread super generates a column of water that throws opponents high into the air.

--> '''Class:''' Bigfoot
--> '''Origin:''' Canada
--> '''Voiced by:''' Kan Tokumaru (games), Dale Wilson (Western cartoon)

-->''"I've had knots in my hair that were harder to take out than you!"''

Sasquatch is the most noble of his tribe. When Pyron comes down, Sasquatch's community starts to be constantly attacked by other Darkstalkers, making Sasquatch go on a journey to defend his fellow bigfeet from their enemies. After he defeats Pyron, he convinces his tribe to realize an invasion against the human civilization. However, the plan is aborted when they learn that humans have bananas in their food supplies. A friendly alliance was then formed between Sasquatch's tribe and the humans.

After returning from one journey to human civilization, Sasquatch finds a huge hole where his village is supposed to be. Believing that his friends were captured and taken to Makai, he goes into Majigen to rescue them. When he finds them, he discovers that his friends... willingly allowed themselves to be captured in exchange for a lot of bananas.


Tropes associated with Sasquatch:

* AdaptationalNameChange: The western cartoon changes his name to Bigfoot.
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Big Typhoon , appropriately enough, is a kick that displays this.
* AnIcePerson: Many of his attacks, including Big Brunch, where he swallows the enemy, leave them frozen for a time.
* AssKicksYou: Featured in his EX move Big Sledge.
* AssistCharacter: Let's see, he has a whale, explosive penguins, a pack of dogs...
* AwesomeButImpractical: Big Punch is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a big punch]], making the move pretty telegraphed.
* BananaPeel: As laughable as it sounds, he really has a special move, Big Trap, where he damages one opponent by making them slip on a banana peel.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: He is a big foot named Sasquatch and is associated with arctic climates like a yeti.
* BoisterousBruiser: Actually a little smaller than most examples but loud and ready to engage in battle. This eventually leads him to try and rally his fellow bigfeet to start a war to take over the world. They rest of them are a peaceful people, though, so it probably would not have worked even if they did not reach a common agreement with the humans.
* BreathWeapon: His Big Breath and Big Snow attacks can freeze his enemies.
* DeliciousDistraction: Bananas, and ''how''. Jedah didn't even have a struggle to kidnap Sasquatch's tribe at all.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: A variation of his Dark Force summons exploding penguins.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Several of his normal attacks involve attacking with his fingers or toes, which are comparable in size to the limbs to most of the rest of the cast. His ending sequence in the first two games shows him breaking a tree in half with a two-toed kick.
* FourFingeredHands: But five-toed feet.
* FreezeRay: One of the strongest shot attacks in the game, his Big Freeze has the highest priority among projectiles.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of his victory lines, disturbingly enough.
--> ''"[[BiggerIsBetterInBed You know what they say about big feet, right]]?"''
* HumanHammerThrow: Big Swing, which in true professional wrestling fashion, also leaves him dizzy.
* HurricaneKick: His move Big Cyclone in ''Night Warriors''.
* InstantBandages: On his chin, when hit by a knockdown blow.
* TheJuggernaut: The variant of his Dark Force, Big Resistor, gives him a super armor effect temporarily, so that he can take any hits without being stunned.
* KillerRabbit: The aforementioned penguins.
* LightningBruiser: He can really move for someone so big. He has quick jumps and hop-style dashes that let him speedily apply pressure and break crouching opponents' guard. His unique combination of both speed and power is likely a big part what made him a top tier character throughout the entire course of the series.
* MidBoss: In the original game.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted, he likes to fight, to the point of announcing and invasion on another civilization on a whim but he is actually a good guy who can be easily pacified, as long as you don't piss him off.
* {{Snowlems}}: One of his victory poses shows him being cheered up by a group of small snowmen. He is also turned into one when hit by Anakaris' Pharaoh Curse.
* SpikesOfDoom: Big Towers produces these around him.
* StoutStrength: He's almost completely round, but packs a serious punch.
* TailSlap: One his specials, Big Ice Burn, freezes the ground, which then becomes a deep pond the opponent will fall in and be ejected from by a whale's tail.
* TakeOverTheWorld: According to his ending in the first game, this is what he and his tribe planned to do after he defeated Pyron. The FreudianExcuse for this was that his people suffered attack from humans a long time, but fortunately the whole thing was settled down when they realized they could have a peaceful co-existence with humans as long the humans provided bananas for them. In the second game, it was changed to them being attacked by other Darkstalkers, making the human attack more of a means to an end rather than revenge.
* ThemeNaming: Notice how many times the word "big" appears in his movelist?
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Take a wild guess...
* WipeTheFloorWithYou: His Dog Sled special involves him being pulled by dogs, and using the opponent as the sled.

--> '''Class:''' Robot (With a head shaped like a Dogu)
--> '''Origin:''' Mexico
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/GarryChalk (western cartoon), Ward Perry (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English)

-->''"[[AC:Target destroyed. Mission completed.]]"''

Huitzil is one of many robots created by Pyron. Their main mission was to destroy all life forms on Earth, and so they [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs killed all of the dinosaurs]] and went into hibernation. They were later found by the Mayans and were used by them. Shortly before Pyron came down, one Huitzil model was assigned the task of evaluating the situation on Earth, and in his ending the verdict is to cleanse Earth of any non-aboriginal human.

In Majigen, Huitzil was sucked in along with a child named Cecil, and a bug in its programming made it protect Cecil, but since everything in Majigen is potentially dangerous to Cecil it results in, to quote ''Website/HardcoreGaming101'': "basically going on a killing spree across Majigen while taking Cecil for the ride."


Tropes associated with Huitzil/Phobos:

* AdaptationalHeroism: In the cartoon.
* AssistCharacter: In ''Vampire Savior 2'', one of his specials consists of other three Huitzil units coming down to assist him with BeamSpam moves.
** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Up until the final release]] his ''Night Warriors'' Final Guardian super also involved [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjTZ_IcQ4Lg&t=2m45s summoning another robot.]]
* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his ancient weapon of mass destruction.
* BambooTechnology: Although discovered by the Mayans and later sealed within Teotihuacan, it turns out that Huitzil and his kind were created by Pyron 65 million years ago.
* BeamSpam: As the only character with a laser move as a normal special, you're going to run into this quite a bit.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The fact that he has alternately been cast as both a weapon of genocide and a noble guardian may mean that his true purpose is simply incomprehensible to us.
* CombiningMecha: A [[WhatCouldHaveBeen scrapped]] variant of his Final Guardian super whose [[https://tcrf.net/images/a/a6/Nw-huitzil-gattai.gif graphics]] remain hidden in the released game's data involves him summoning and combining with a backup robot to form some heavy weaponry.
* CommLinks: Has a flip-up communicator built into his wrist which can be seen in one of his ''Night Warriors'' winposes. The animation is actually a leftover from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an earlier version]] of his Final Guaridan super which involved using it to call in [[AssistCharacter another robot.]]
* CyberCyclops: The [[AssistCharacter backup unit]] he called in during the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen location test version]] of Final Guardian featured a single eye. [[https://tcrf.net/images/8/85/Nw-guardian-robot.gif One frame of this backup robot actually remains visible]] in the finished game, Huitzil taking on its appearance for a split second during the beginning of the animation.
* DoAnythingRobot: Seems to be able to manipulate gravity and magnetism, in addition to having an impossible amount of gadgets on it.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: One of his attacks involve driving a nail into his opponents... coming from in-between its legs.
* TheDragon: To Pyron.
* DubNameChange: Phobos in Japan, Huitzil everywhere else.
* DummiedOut: Hacking into the original arcade game reveals that he and Pyron are fully playable characters with their endings from the later released ''Night Warriors'' (their ending text wasn't finished however, leaving a row of As instead).
** He has an insane number of cut special and normal moves, likely because animating all of it would have taken up most of the original game's memory.
* EyesAlwaysShut: As per the dogu motif, his eyes are closed by default. They occasionally open to reveal [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing, red lenses.]]
* FantasyMetals: ''All About Vampire'' states that his shapeshifting capabilities are the result of being composed of a special alloy that [[{{Unobtanium}} cannot be forged on Earth.]]
* FreezeRay: From his eyes, arms and feet.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: At least to birds, squirrels, descendants of Mayans and the ocassional lost little boy...
* GravityScrew: Has an attack that causes the enemy to constantly move toward the top of the screen.
* HardLight: He forms a glowing, rectangular force field in front of him to block attacks. He can even [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks push this wall of light at the opponent]] as a guard cancel.
* HeelFaceTurn: By the time of the third game, thanks to Cecil's influence. The OVA presents a better case, as Huitzil's sibling robots valiantly fight a losing struggle against Pyron to save mankind.
* HighPressureEmotion: His victory portrait in the original ''Darkstalkers'' game has him spewing steam from his ears.
* HollywoodMagnetism: His method of grabbing opponents for throw attacks involves transforming his arms into archetypal U-shaped magnets, which draw all opponents in equally well regardless of whether they are made of metal, flesh and bone, fire, bandages, shapeshifting liquid, or spiritual ether.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Huitzil has a whole assortment of melee and long-range weaponry stored within his body. He's supposed to be an advanced robot, but this is taking it a bit too far.
* KillerRobot: To varying degrees, depending on what backstory they're rolling with at the time.
* LaserSight: His Genocide Vulcan special causes him to fire a laser sight upwards at a 45 degree angle. If the opponent crosses its path, they proceed to [[MoreDakka eat lead.]]
* LightningBruiser: He was originally a boss characters, so...
* LittleGuyBigBuddy: His relationship with Cecil.
* {{Mayincatec}}: Stated to be Mayan, but named after an Aztec god. Depending on what you read, his place of origin also varies from Tenochtitlan (Aztec), to Teotihuacan (the cultural background of which remains debated), to Chichen Itza (Mayan).
* MechaMooks: Inverted in both the games and the OVA. In the former, Huitzil's final act is to activate the remainder of his brethren to protect Cecil. The pack of Huitzils in the OVA band together to stop Pyron, as they see the value in humanity's existence. Unfortunately, they're unable to defeat Pyron.
* MiniBoss: In the first two games.
* MoreDakka: Hoo boy... Huitzil has a [[GatlingGood gatling gun]] for an anti-air. He can also turn all four limbs into what are basically assault rifles.
* MoralityPet: Cecil.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Huitzil, short for Huitzilopochtli ("Left-Handed Hummingbird"), was an Aztec warrior god known for killing most of his 400 siblings soon after he was born. Various human sacrifices were offered to his temple. Phobos, a figure from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]], was the son of Ares ([[WarGod god of war]]) and Aphrodite ([[LoveGoddess goddess of love]]), as well as [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the personification of fear itself]]. He usually accompanied dear ol' dad onto the battlefield.
* NotQuiteFlight: Huitzil has a very unusual "hover jump" that lets him float in place in midair for a variable amount of time, as well as [[JumpPhysics change his trajectory mid-jump]]. Along with Lord Raptor, he was also one of the first characters in the series to have a midair dash. These two mechanics combine to give him a great amount of aerial mobility.
* OneManBand: Does this during one of his winposes. Apparently he's full of musical instruments as well as weapons.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: His initial Darkstalkers 1 backstory states that he and his brethren were sent to earth 65 million years ago and caused the K-T extinction event before going into hibernation.
* {{Retcon}}: His backstory changes a lot, even by Capcom fighting game standards. In the first game, he was said to be a killer robot sent to earth by unspecified aliens 65 million years ago, where he killed the dinosaurs before going into hibernation until Pyron's arrival. In the second game, he was said to have been a guardian robot created by the Mayans. And since then, the two stories have blended together: Now he is said to have originally been made by Pyron specifically (although the reason a being such as Pyron would need an army of killer robots is never really made clear), sent to Earth millions of years ago where he killed the dinosaurs, went into hibernation, and was then discovered and repurposed by the Mayans millions of years later.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Though they are [[EyesAlwaysShut usually closed.]]
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Drills, wrecking balls, buzz saws, claws, gatling guns, missile launchers, giant magnets... you name it, he can turn a body part into it.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Giant spherical shoulders decorated with some zig-zag lines reminiscent of design motifs seen in ancient sculpture. They [[ShapeshifterWeapon transform nicely into wrecking balls or giant spiked wheels.]]
* ShoutOut: His laser-firing [[AssKickingPose pose]] is lifted straight from UltraSeven.
* SphereOfDestruction: His Erasing Sphere EX move, which fires a small, slow-moving projectile that eventually explodes into a large, spherical blast.
* SplashDamage: His Might Launcher missiles cause large explosions that can damage the opponent even if the missile itself doesn't touch them.
* ThemeNaming: The names of his normal attacks all end in a code letter. Examples include "Death Ball Q", "Metal Breaker V", and "Flying Saw W".
* ThisIsADrill: Many of his attacks involve drills, including his crouching light punch in every game, his crouching medium punch, crouching hard punch, and close-range standing medium kick in the first two games, and his pursuit attack in the third game.
* TronLines: The hover sphere his lower body transforms into when he jumps is covered with rotating and changing patterns of glowing blue and green lines. He also has glowing red lines in rune-like patterns inside his shoulder and neck sockets, although [[FreezeFrameBonus you don't get to see those very often]].
* WaveMotionGun: His ES Plasma Beam.
* WingdingEyes: The lights in his eyes form all sorts of patterns from animation to animation, from rather standard "pupils", to EKG-like graph lines, to rings, to static, to racing streaks of light reminiscent of [[Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon.]]

--> '''Class:''' Alien
--> '''Origin:''' Planet Hellstorm
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (games), Creator/RichardNewman (Western cartoon), Shinji Ogawa (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/DavidKaye (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English)

-->''"I have crushed stars! What chance have you against me?"''

Coming from the planet Hellstorm, Pyron lived for millions of years and evolved into a cosmic being. He decides to consume planets/collect them as jewelry. He came to Earth during the time of the dinosaurs and created the Huitzil army to kill them. Why he didn't take Earth back then is not known, but 1 million years later he comes back to Earth, only to be defeated and consumed by Demitri.


Tropes associated with Pyron:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: See MeaningfulName below.
* BattleAura: Pyron constantly oozes a literal FLAMING battle aura as he is LIVING FLAME. His Planet Burn throw surrounds whoever he is fighting in it.
* BigBad: Of the first two games (since they had pretty much the same story with gameplay changes) and the OVA.
* BloodKnight: Returns to Earth on the off chance there might be creatures worth fighting on it, since Huitzil apparently did not kill everything and his own race is not into combat anymore. He does not find the Darkstalkers too strong, though until he is confused by Donovan and eaten by Demitri.
* TheCollector: Of planets, which he sees as things of beauty. He sees the inhabitants of Earth (or at least the Darkstalkers) as tarnish on an otherwise lovely jewel.
* CosmicBeing: See his description. He's not the most powerful guy according to the story materials either. Gameplay-wise, however, he is tougher than the normal characters since he is a boss.
* DummiedOut: Much like Huitzil/Phobos, hacking into the original arcade game reveals that he's a fully playable character complete with his ending from the later released ''Night Warriors'' (the ending text wasn't finished however, leaving a row of As instead).
* EldritchLocation: Some console editions of ''Vampire Savior'' added him in with an ending where he considers Jedah's realm to be this. He was confused that its rules were different than the universe as he knows it and was upset it disappeared when Jedah went down, as he wanted it for himself. He gets over it and goes to the Andromeda Galaxy.
* EnergyBeings: In his own words, he is lord of the living flame.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Orbital Blaze.
* EvilIsBurningHot: Somewhat, but decides to spare the Earth after being IntriguedByHumanity.
* EvilLaugh: Coupled with Pyron turning into a pillar of a flame that sports his giant-sized, demonically howling face.
* GalacticConqueror: Well, he is a collector and eater of planets who does not care much for conquering, but he comes off like this to the living creatures that happen to be on some of the planets he comes across.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: His ending has him ''wearing the earth around his finger like a piece of jewelry''. Pyron is classified as a "Rank A Darkstalker," the same rank as Demitri before he lost most of his power and a step ''below'' Morrigan's complete form and Jedah.
* HandBlast: Sol Smasher, which can be shot at an angle in the air.
* HornedHumanoid: Not that he makes much use of them.
* IntriguedByHumanity: Whereas the first game established that his destruction of planets and devourment of life was ForTheEvulz, the port of ''Vampire Savior'' has Pyron seeing the potential of humans and deciding to spare them, completely skipping over HumanityOnTrial.
* KilledOffForReal: In ''Night Warriors'', explaining his absence from ''Vampire Savior''. He returns as a non-canon character in ''Darkstalkers 3'' for the [=PlayStation=].
** An example of SerendipityWritesThePlot, as he and the other two characters removed in ''Savior'' were actually going to be there at first, but there wasn't enough memory on the arcade board to hold all 14 previously-existing characters plus new ones.
* LargeHam: Very much so in the OVA and even more so in the cartoon.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Remove the "n" from his name. That's all the help you're getting.
* {{Nerf}}: Went from top tier in ''Night Warriors'' to bottom tier in ''Vampire Hunter 2''/''Vampire Savior 2''.
* NoMouth: But seems to communicate just fine with Demitri and Donovan.
* PlanetEater: And stars, too!
* PlayingWithFire: Enough to cook and consume a planet the size of the earth.
* {{Precursor|s}}: Creator of the Aztec bots.
* RollingAttack: Zodiac Fire.
* SNKBoss: His ''Darkstalkers'' incarnation in particular boasts such features as [[ScratchDamage chip damage]] on all of his normal attacks and the ability to use any of his specials as a Guard Cancel.
* SpamAttack: His Cosmo Disruption, luckily it has a delayed reaction but that can also play to Pryon's advantage by using it to set up combos.
* TeleportSpam: His "galaxy trip" teleport is one of the reasons why he is considered an SNKBoss.
* ThemeNaming: His specials and supers combine various celestial bodies with a general fire motif.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Collecting the occasional beautiful planet and engaging in combat every few millennia are the only diversions in his eternal life as he drifts alone through the vast, empty void of the cosmos. His ''Night Warriors'' epilogue in particular paints this angle in a fairly sympathetic light.

!Introduced in ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge''/''Vampire Hunter''

[[folder:Donovan Baine]]
--> '''Class:''' Dhampyr
--> '''Origin:''' Unknown
--> '''Donovan voiced by:''' Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (''Vampire Hunter''), Creator/JurotaKosugi (''Vampire Hunter 2''), Creator/GaryChalk (Western cartoon), Creator/UnshoIshizuka (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Ari Solomon (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, English)
--> '''Anita voiced by:''' Creator/AkikoYajima (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/AndreaLibman (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, English)

-->''"Darkstalkers, now you will feel the wrath of my avenging blade!"''

Donovan and his mother were outcast in the village they lived due to his cursed blood. One day something triggered his vampire form and he lost control of himself, killing many people including his mother. Stricken with grief and cursing his heritage, he goes into exile and devotes himself to Buddhism, but fails to achieve peace. During his travels, he makes a name for himself as a Vampire Hunter. He later meets Anita, an emotionless girl, and trying to restore her humanity, he slices the head of Anita's doll off. This awakened Anita's anger, and his plan succeeded. Taking her with him, he sets out to emotionally awaken her. Ironically, this is eventually achieved by him losing to his dark side, which prompted her to shed genuine tears. It's still unclear if he truly lost to his dark side or if he is fighting back.

That dark side is later represented as another, possibly non-canon character called Dee, who [[PaletteSwap is basically just Donovan's head on Demitri's body]] with a combination of his and Demitri's moves. In his ending, he encounters a teenaged Anita, but the outcome of the encounter is not shown.


Tropes associated with Donovan Baine:

* AmbiguouslyBrown: One could easily assume he is Indian due to his skin tone and his Buddhist theme attire and abilities. However, it's vaguely implied that he is European due to his name having Irish origin.
** One [[http://shmuplations.com/darkstalkers/ interview]] even has one developer making a joking comment about him being Indian only for another developer to quickly follow up with the statement that he is in fact from PartsUnknown.
* TheAtoner: During Donovan's childhood, he and his mother were [[BullyingADragon harassed]] by the other villagers [[FantasticRacism who blamed their misfortunes on Don's heritage]]. At one point Donovan snapped, lost consciousness and woke up to find he had slaughtered everyone present -- including his own mother.
* BadassBaritone: In the OVA, both Japanese and English dubs.
* BadassAndChildDuo: He and Anita, who follows him around but does not take any hits, as she hangs out to Don's side in the midground.
* BareFistedMonk: If push comes to shove, Donovan can simply [[SwordPlant plant his sword into the ground]] and let his fists do the talking.
* CoolSword: Dhylec, which covers...
** {{BFS}}: It is almost as long as he is tall.
** BladeAcrossTheShoulder: One of his summoning poses.
** EvilWeapon: As Dee, the sword is red and more sinister looking, likely symbolic of his own corruption.
** LivingWeapon: Dhylec can be seen complaining and falling asleep if left "planted" for too long.
** SummonMagic: When used in tandem with his prayer beads, Dhylec can summon several Buddhist deities to attack the opponent on Donovan's behalf.
* DifficultButAwesome: An expert Donovan player is a master of mind games revolving around his "sword plant" trick. You had better hope that you don't face one in TournamentPlay, because they are ''brutally'' efficient.
* FashionableAsymmetry: One pants leg and one shirt sleeve.
* FightingFromTheInside: His DownerEnding implies that after some period of giving in to his vampiric nature, Donovan's good side is finally starting to regain control.
* FireIceLightning: By way of his summons.
* {{Foil}}: To B.B. Hood. While she kills Darkstalkers only for money, Donovan does so to give himself a purpose for his cursed existence.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In the game storyline and the OVA, Donovan chops off the head of Anita's doll to force her out of her emotionless shell. This causes Anita to show her anger in a brief but great display of power, the first sign of emotion from the girl in some time.
* GiantFootOfStomping: One of his summons is a giant who stomps down.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Has vampire blood but is not a full vampire.
** {{Dhampyr}}: The dhampyr myth owes its origins to the Balkan States (Albania, Bulgaria and Serbia most prevalently). Dhampyr literally means "vampire's son."
* TheHero: Of ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers II''. After all, he ''is'' the ''[[TitleDrop Vampire Hunter]]''. Doesn't stop him from being a bit of a DesignatedHero, though.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
** [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Donovan Was a Vampire]]
* {{Hunk}}: ''Quite''.
* HunterOfMonsters: Partially to save humans from the forces of the dark, partially to give a purpose to his {{cursed|WithAwesome}} existence and/or cleanse his blood.
* KnightTemplar: Many of his win quotes depict him as such.
* LargeHam: In the OVA, he's really full of {{Wangst}} about his DarkAndTroubledPast.
* MistakenIdentity: A meta example. More than a few people in the past have mistaken him for [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Dan]].
* PaletteSwap: As many have noted, Dee is simply Donovan's (redesigned) head plastered on Demitri's body. It's pretty much Capcom's answer to ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}''
* PapaWolf: One prominent example is in the OVA, when a boy made off with Anita's doll. Anita used her PsychicPowers to retrieve her doll, inciting a large group of people to try kill her. Fortunately, Donovan made his presence known by standing in front of Anita and simply planting his {{BFS}} into the ground, as if daring the mob to attack him. As Donovan is a powerful fighter, this forces everyone to back off.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Anita.
* PartsUnknown
** His name offers little clues to his origins -- "Donovan" is the anglicised spelling of "Donndubháin" (dark-haired), an [[UsefulNotes/IrishNames Irish name]] which therefore seems to contradict his Buddhist/Asian look.
* PerpetualFrowner: The only image where he is at least smiling is on a very brief scene in the last episode of the OVA. And that's not saying much.
* PsychicPowers: Donovan wields powerful telekinetic abilities that allow him to manipulate [[{{BFS}} Dhylec]] in battle. He also intercepts attacks by moving his prayer beads when he blocks.
* ReligiousBruiser: Buddhist flavor.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Not on purpose, which leave him feeling guilty.
* ShoutOut: Mainly to ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', due to his dhampyr status, profession, appearance and name.
** His [[AsskickingPose distinct poses and gestures]], face paint, leggy costume, as well as his elemental spirit summons (to which the developers supposedly even referred as "Stands" among themselves) also bring ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' to mind.
* TheStoic: Donovan himself, but Anita was even more so, which is why he takes her with him, to get her to open up.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Dee.
** There's also his Change Immortal super, in which he temporarily unleashes his blazing inner demon and slams into the opponent.
* SwordPlant: Both to access [[StanceSystem his alternate stance]] and as a win pose.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: And he's not afraid to bare some skin either.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: It always comes back, anyway.
* TokenHuman: Averted in that while he was originally intended to be a BadassNormal vampire hunter, the developers decided that a normal human could never fight on even ground with the rest of the monstrous cast. (Note that they appear to have later recanted this viewpoint somewhat with B.B. Hood, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters but for different reasons]].) Thus he was redesigned into a dhampyr and given a mystic sword and prayer beads to explain his spirit-summoning abilities.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Donovan's half-vampire, which makes him a Darkstalker in his own right, but his heritage has caused him so much pain that he seeks to rid himself of it by eliminating the Darkstalkers.
** IJustWantToBeNormal: Too bad, ''Vampire Savior'' makes him more vampire and less human. What's worse, it's implied that [[spoiler:Anita may have had to kill Donovan to save him from himself]].

--> '''Class:''' Jiang-Shi
--> '''Origin:''' China
--> '''Hsien-Ko voiced by:''' Creator/MichikoNeya (games), Lisa Ann Beley (Western cartoon), Creator/YukoMiyamura (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese), Creator/NicoleOliver (''Night Warriors'' OVA, English), Creator/SaoriHayami (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', Japanese), [=Hunter MacKenzie Austin=] (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', English)
--> '''Mei-Ling voiced by:''' Creator/MayaOkamoto (''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, Japanese)

-->''"Have a pleasant journey through the Nine Courts of Judgement!"''

The twins Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling (Lin-Lin in Japan) were born to a family of Senjutsushi spiritualists. One day their family was attacked and the twins' mother, in order to save them, banished the monsters by sacrificing herself, sealing her soul in the darkness. The twins wanted to save their mother's soul, and in order to do that they performed a magic spell that turned Hsien-Ko into a Kyong-Shi, and turned Mei-Ling into the sealing ward that prevents Hsien-Ko from going berserk, taking the form of a seal. They set out to hunt monsters and in general doing good deeds (to earn enough brownie points for their mother).

After releasing their mother's soul from darkness, they were reincarnated as normal girls. During their 16th birthday, their powers from their past life activated, gaining Jedah's attention and sucking them into Majigen. Their souls took the forms of their former bodies, and they fight for their survival with their new-found powers (they don't have memories from their past-life). In the end they returned to their normal lives.


Tropes associated with Hsien-Ko/Lei-Lei:

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: She's ''blue''.
* AndYourRewardIsInfancy: She and Mei-Ling are given a chance to start their lives over at the end of ''Night Warriors'' thanks to [[spoiler:their mother's actions]].
* AnimalMotifs: Pandas, apparently.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Both when subjected to Demitri's Midnight bliss
* AnvilOnHead: Her Tenraiha super involves dropping a giant metal weight from her sleeve. It will flatten an opponent against the ground if it lands on them, but even if the weight itself misses the [[ShockwaveStomp earthquake it generates]] as well as the following rain of [[SpikeBallsOfDoom spiked balls]] can still pose a threat.
* AttackReflector: Her move Henkyouki, in which she uses a gong, can reflect projectile attacks and even hit the opponent with a sonic wave.
* BlushSticker: Since the third game, she's been given bright pink [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]]-like spots on her cheeks.
* BuildingSwing: One of her specials is to swing back and forth while swinging a blade.
* CartoonBomb: Uses one of these as a special move since ''Vampire Savior''.
* ChineseVampire: Seems to have functioning limbs still but is nonetheless this site's [[Pantheon/OthernessUndead Goddess]] of them.
* CleavageWindow: That's blue, too, in case you were wondering.
* DeathByAdaptation: Mei-Ling in the American cartoon.
* DubNameChange: Lei-Lei in Japan, Hsien-Ko everywhere else. Her sister: Lin-Lin in Japan, Mei-Ling everywhere else.
* EraSpecificPersonality: The Hsien-Ko from ''Night Warriors'' is formal and quite serious in her determination to avenge her and Mei-Ling's mother, while the Hsien-Ko from all following games, who is the previous one's reincarnation, acts more like an average teenage girl who, even after realizing her destiny, sometimes does get freaked out with the bizarre occurrences around her. The same goes for Mei-Ling.
* FlashStep: Her dash makes her disappear and then re-appear right or behind the opponent if the dash is done near them.
* FusionDance: Power Booster type when they fight as one zombie + talisman.
* GiantWaistRibbon: Probably supposed to be an obi.
* HandHidingSleeves: She wears a Cheongsam with long "funnel" sleeves that cover every part of her arms except the ends of her massive claws. And as if ''those'' weren't enough, she uses her sleeves to hide a number of other weapons.
* HunterOfMonsters: Of Darkstalkers, alongside Donovan. Technically a Darkstalker sent on the others by her transformed sister on her head.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Her sleeves, though it may be subverted in that a concept art in ''Darkstalkers Graphic File'' shows the insides of her sleeves completely packed with all the weapons she throws.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Has an infinite amount of weapons hidden in her sleeves.
* JugglingDangerously: Juggles knives in a win pose. Juggles even more sharp weapons in [=UMvC3=].
* MarionetteMotion: Just look how her head moves when she is standing still... Some people even find it to be [[UncannyValley unsettling]].
* MoralityChain: Mei-Ling. [[SoulJar Her soul exists inside the talisman on Hsien-Ko's head]]. If she were to be separated from her sister, Hsien-Ko [[FaceHeelTurn would turn evil]].
* MusicalAssassin: The aforementioned gong.
* NothingUpMySleeve: Let's see... she's got bombs, knives, weights, flails, Akuma statues...
* NotQuiteFlight: An air dash. It consists of Hsien-Ko literally ''walking on air'', possibly a reference to flying Jiang-Shis.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Hsien-Ko is a Jiang-Shi, a Chinese zombie. But unlike regular ones, she's well-armed and controlled by her sister-turned-paper-talisman.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]: Somewhat averted. Unlike Donovan and B.B. Hood, she doesn't become ruthless and evil for hunting monsters. Then again, her sister is there as a talisman so she won't lose control of herself.
* SilkHidingSteel: Literally. She hides loads of steel weaponry up her silk sleeves.
* SpikeBallsOfDoom: One of her trademark weapons.
* SupernaturalMartialArts: Igyo Tenshin no Jutsu.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Lei-Lei and her sister Lin-Lin in the Japanese version.
* WolverineClaws: Her main weapon (out of the millions in her sleeves) are gigantic bladed gauntlets/punching daggers.
* YankTheDogsChain: The sisters ''die'' in the second game, only to be reincarnated in another world so that they can live out their lives as ordinary children. [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Sixteen years later]], the girls re-enter the world of Makai through their dreams, and find themselves ''back'' as a Jiang-shi. This is later subverted, as the end of ''3'' has the girls awaken from their dream back in the real world.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Not their original color.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Their transformed state look older than their original forms.

!Introduced in ''Darkstalkers 3/Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire'' and its revisions

--> '''Class:''' Demonic Insect
--> '''Origin:''' Makai (Hell)
--> '''Voiced by:''' Miyuki Matsushita (games), Arisa Nishiguchi (''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'')

-->''"(I can eat anything to survive, but you shall be a treat!)"''

Q-Bee is a leader of the Soul Bee race that, obviously, feasts on souls in order to live. They live within the Dohma territories, but after Jedah's death, the lands began to die off. Souls became sparse, and the Soul Bees faced the danger of extinction. But then Jedah came back and used his Castle and nearby lands to create the Majigen, where many souls were gathered. Q-Bee, seeing one giant Soul Feast in Majigen, goes with her people to feed.

In her ending, the soul bee's numbers skyrocket, leading to them taking over the Makai, but it's suggested that their overpopulation may ironically result in their own extinction.


Tropes associated with Q-Bee:

* AnythingThatMoves: An unintentional example, Q-Bee has the same suggestive win quotes against male and female characters. She's referring to ''eating'' them but some of those phrases are common innuendos.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Regular soul bees are much smaller and less powerful than she is. Also, she's technically a noble of Makai, if not actually of the lineage, which means she ''might'' be on par with full power Demitri and Pyron!
* BeeAfraid: More so since this one sees any sentient being (including ''you'') as food.
* BeeBeeGun: One of Q-Bee's EX moves turns a regular opponent into one that is covered in bees.
* BeePeople: Formerly provided the page's image.
* BewareMyStingerTail: And since she is a queen bee, she can sting many times
* BigEater: Q-Bee, always looking for souls to nourish her and the Soul Bee species, who are endangered. It's also been stated that she can literally eat anything, and that if she goes 48 hours without food, she'll die.
* ButtonMashing: One of her moves where she swings her sting multiple times against the opponent.
* ChestBurster: One of Q-Bee's moves involves her [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong injecting eggs into an opponent]], cocooning them, ''dying'', and then hatching back out of the opponent's body.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Most of her victory quotes, though that is not her intention.
* EdibleAmmunition: One of her attacks is to conjure a giant ball of honey and drop it on the foe, leaving them stuck in it.
* ExtraEyes: Wanna know the reason why she's hunched over? The "eyes" on her face are for show, with her ''real'' eyes being nested on the top of her head.
* ExtremeOmnivore: According to an official character relationship chart from Capcom, she even views ''Huitzil'' as a potential meal.
* HiveCasteSystem: Obviously. Q-Bee is the queen, while the rest of the hive (the servants/workers) are simply P-Bees or Bees.
* InsectQueen: She is a queen in more ways than one, actually leading the Soul Bees as well as giving birth to them.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: The Midnight Bliss version of her.
* NonMammalMammaries: Justified in her case. All her human traits are a form of mimicry used to trick potential meals. Soul Bees can also mate with other races to reproduce, so having the breasts naturally helps to attract prospective mates. This also explains the eyes mentioned above.
* NotQuiteFlight: A similar ability to Hsien-Ko. She is always floating above the ground though and can activate a flight mode.
* OutOfFocus: She makes her sole appearance in ''Vampire Savior'', rarely appears in artworks, and was not featured in any crossover games aside of ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (and only then as a enemy/Rival unit, and not even one that [[spoiler:joins the heroes' side]]). This minimal exposure is unlike any other of the series' females and is perhaps due to the fact that as a humanoid insect, her appearance is rather more bestial (her compound eyes, for instance), with less potential for {{Fanservice}} than the other females.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Her actual "human" body can sprout spikes and such.
* ShoutOut: Like many anime and video game bee girls, her design takes heavily after ''[[VideoGame/AdventureIsland Honey the Bug]].''
* TheSpeechless: While she ''does'' have a voice actress, the only sounds Q-Bee produces are buzzes.
* TooDumbToLive[=/=][[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: Her ''Vampire Savior'' ending has her and her race turning on Jedah so their race would reign supreme. However, without Jedah to keep the souls coming in, the soul bees eventually ran out of food and their race is doomed to extinction. Apparently, they only think with their stomachs...
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Her ending in ''Vampire Savior''. See directly above.
* WallJump: To press off of for a stronger sting.
* WingedHumanoid: Bee winged humanoid, only the "humanoid" part is a ruse.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: The hair on her "head" is just for show, though.
** NonMammalianHair: Bees really do have hair, it is how they collect pollen. Does not serve too much purpose here, though the plants of Makai might get some use out of them during her ''Vampire Savior'' ending.

[[folder:Baby Bonnie Hood/Bulleta]]

--> '''Class:''' Human Darkhunter
--> '''Origin:''' Northern Europe
--> '''Voiced by:''' Miyuki Matsushita (games)

-->''"I'll feel great after I kill everything in this world!"''

There are many monsters who came from Makai to the Human world, and in the Human world there are those who want these creatures dead or captured for their own purposes. The Hunters Guild was established to meet the demand of this clients. Among those Dark Hunters, there is B.B. Hood, a [[RankInflation Special]] S Class hunter, a human with such darkness in her heart that even lower level Makai monsters shake in fear from meeting her gaze. This gained Jedah's interest and she was sucked into Majigen, where a normal human would die instantly, but her reaction: "It's been a long time since I had a job this big."

Her dog's name is Harry, which funnily enough was the [[NamesTheSame name]] of the [[CanonForeigner main character]] of the American cartoon adaptation.


Tropes associated with B.B. Hood/Bulleta:

* ArchEnemy: WordOfGod states that she despises Jon Talbain because a werewolf killed her grandmother.
* AxCrazy: It is implied that is actually her extreme malevolence that allows her to damage Darkstalkers rather than the weaponry alone.
* AssistCharacter: John and Arthur, the two bulky hunters that appear in her Dark Hunt Super Combo. (Fans often give them the last names [[FanNickname Smith and Wesson]], but they have no last names in-game.) There's also a guy who appears in her winning poses named Mr. K.
* BadassAdorable: In looks only.
* BadassNormal: The only things about her that ''aren't'' of perfectly normal human caliber are what a [[PsychoForHire ruthless sociopath]] she is, her impossible ammo storage, and her inexplicable ability to DoubleJump.
* BitchInSheepsClothing[=/=]TheFakeCutie: The current poster girl for the latter. One of her attacks is to hand the enemy an apple, which turns out to be a bomb.
* BountyHunter: She's a Special S-Class Darkhunter, a bounty hunter that specializes in chasing things that go bump in the night. Very, ''very'' evil.
* BreakTheCutie: She's stated to be some [[{{Grimmification}} Grimmified]] depiction of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood who suffered due to the death of her grandmother (see her Sweet Memory super), thus giving her a FreudianExcuse for her actions.
* CanineCompanion: Harry, who is a literal example of PetTheDog.
* CreepyChild: Her official bio lists her birth year as "unknown" but also suggests her age to be "10-14 years old". 12 seems about right.
* CuteAndPsycho: Declared a psycho by werewolves just trying to live in peace. It's not unjustified.
* CuteButCacophonic: In one of her end poses, a microphone drops down and she raps a strange little tune using samples from her in-game speech.
-->'''B.B. Hood''': "Dok dok, do-do-dok, do-''kaaan''!!"--("dokkaan" [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud is a Japanese onomatopoeic word]] for an explosion -- literally "''Ka-Boom!''")
* DarkActionGirl: In a stark contrast to all the other females, she is the only one who is outright evil, rather than slightly immoral or following their nature.
* DubNameChange: Bulleta in Japan, Baby Bonnie Hood everywhere else.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Often visits her grandma and does errands.
* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]ContraltoOfDanger: Her voice changes instantaneously between super cute and innocent to ''incredibly'' [[GutturalGrowler gruff and guttural]], depending on the action performed.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Could be the poster-gal for this, as she's more evil than most of the monsters.
* TheFakeCutie: Also the poster girl for this.
* FantasticRacism: She hates all monsters in general but wolf ones most of all due to a werewolf killing her grandmother according to WordOfGod.
* FauxAffablyEvil: According to her ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' trailer, she purposefully puts on a nice girl facade to lure in victims.
* FireBreathingWeapon: Produces a stream of fire from a wine bottle for her anti-air.
* FlungClothing: Combined with {{Hammerspace}}. In her Good Hunting super, she's hiding two burly woodsmen [[MoreDakka armed to the teeth]] ''under her clothes''.
* {{Foil}}: To Donovan. He hunts Darkstalkers to affirm some kind of meaning to his cursed existence. She does so simply to make a quick buck.
* FragileSpeedster: Which is good because B.B. Hood is fairly hard to hit already, being of short stature. However, she takes a lot of damage when hit.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Bizarrely, given her personality. Includes her dog Harry, three butterflies, a mole, and a ring of daisy-like pink flowers that sprout when she wins. ''Completely'' subverts this trope when [[VanHelsingHateCrime monsters]] are involved.
* FreudianExcuse: In the manga, she witnessed a werewolf kill her parents in front of her, she was only spared because the werewolf didn't bother to check the carriage. Her mother managed to slash one of his eyes before being beheaded... remolding the silver from the same necklace, B.B. Hood ultimately returns the favor.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Most commonly seen with an Uzi.
* {{Grimmification}}: Of Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, who seems to be a popular target for altered portrayals in general.
* TheGunslinger: Part of a team of them.
* HumansAreCthulhu: Her ending in the third game.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: WordOfGod says the entire point of her character was to show that humans can be far more terrifying, destructive and bloodthirsty than any fictional monster. She even was already ''that'' evil [[EnfantTerrible when she was just only a little girl]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: The only way that she can fit an entire ''armory'' into her picnic basket.
* InTheHood: Given [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood her inspiration]], this was to be expected, but B.B. Hood manages to downplay the mysterious, enigmatic angle of the trope and instead cranks up its more sinister connotations.
* KillingIntent: So intense and malevolent, it caught Jedah's eye.
* KnifeNut: One of her grapples involve slitting the throat.
* LittleDeadRidingHood: Inverted: ''she'' kills ''you''... unless you did manage to beat her in battle, one presumes.
* LittleMissBadass: A lot younger than you would expect any "special class" hunter to be.
* LittleRedFightingHood: The trope image.
* Literature/LittleRedRidingHood: Her look. She's very likely inspired by Creator/RoaldDahl's take on this classic fairy tale character (see extract below), who repeatedly shot the wolf and made a coat out of his hide.
--> '''The small girl smiles.'''
--> '''One eyelid flickers.'''
--> '''She whips a pistol from her knickers.'''
--> '''She aims it at the creature's head,'''
--> '''And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.'''
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Some of her standard hits look completely unintentional. For example trying to grab one of her butterflies, which acts as a punch, reclining happily which trips the opponent, turning to call Harry whilst kicking her leg up behind her, sneezing so her foot kicks up from the reflex, kneeing the opponent as she leaps away in surprise from a cute mole that burrows up underneath her feet and doing a mock-curtsy to drop a landmine from inside her dress.
* MeaningfulName: Baby Bonnie ''[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Hood]]''.
** Additionally, "Baby Bonnie" isn't the only thing that B.B. can stand for. In other words, she's [[TheBigBadWolf The Big Bad Hood]].
* MacrossMissileMassacre: A larger amount but slower rate of fire than Morrigan's Finishing Shower, straight out of Baby Bonnie Hood's picnic basket.
* MakingASplash: One of her attacks involves her crying, and then trying to drown the opponent in the resulting pool her tears leave behind.
* MoralityPet[=/=]PetTheDog: Her dog Harry is probably the only thing she cares about other than killing and making money.
* MoreDakka: Her Cool Hunting special.
* PartsUnknown: Unlike most other characters in the series, her country of origin is never specified in [[WordOfGod Capcom's official]] ''Darkstalkers Graphic File'', and is simply listed as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Europe "Northern Europe"]] in her bio, which could be anywhere from Finland, Denmark, the U.K., Norway, etc. The anglicised nature of her name (Bonnie Hood) implies a [[EvilBrit U.K.]] origin as being the most likely, as does the likely design inspiration being Creator/RoaldDahl's version of the Red Riding Hood story. All that, and the fact that her fairy-tale counterpart and in-universe "Wolf" is Jon Talbain, a native Brit himself.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's only 4'8", and this is a game where some fighters are over seven feet tall and she is capable of lifting them all during one of her specials.
* PsychoForHire: She's not just killing monsters for the sake of it, she's getting paid to.
* PunnyName: It'd be complete if B.B. Hood used a B.B. gun.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]: Inverted, being evil is what gives her the nerves for monster fighting in the first place and could be the only reason she can even hurt them.
* ShoutOut: Her special intro with Jon:
--> ''[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood "What a big mouth you have!"]]''
** Her arsenal and fighting style are fashioned after ''Film/{{Desperado}}'', down to sticking one foot to the side while launching a rocket from her basket. The creators were not sure how to make guns work in a fighting game but realized the movie's flashy poses would make them behave appropriate to the series' mechanics.
** One of her win quotes is a line from the Music/NoDoubt song "Just a Girl".
* SkipOfInnocence: This is her forward movement, even though she's anything ''but'' innocent.
* SlashedThroat: Her standard throw. Thank God [[AmusingInjuries it doesn't stick.]]
* SlasherSmile: When she [[LetsGetDangerous decides to go gung ho]] on whatever's ahead of her.
* SpinAttack: One of her grabs spins her and the other fighter around until it creates a dust devil.
* SpySatellite: Has access to one.
* StepfordSmiler: Type C. As in, she's smiling because she's crazy.
* TokenHuman: What Donovan was going to be before it was decided Darkstalkers were too powerful for a regular guy to be taking on. But there was a strong desire to show a human has far more potential for evil than a monster ever could, so we eventually got our human hunter.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Shooting an Uzi, pistol style, for starters.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: To the extreme. Especially in her ending, where she [[spoiler:prepares to brutally murder a family of innocent werewolves]].
* VillainSong: She has a series of winposes where she does some odd little rap.
* VillainsOutShopping: Whenever she goes to town for food and clothing, and visiting her grandmother.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Her back dash, where she runs away screaming in B-movie heroine mock-horror. Also, her Beautiful Memory move, where she cries her eyes out in order to lure her opponent close, grabbing him and slamming him to the ground if he falls for it; if it hits, it does a lot of damage.

[[folder:Lilith Aensland]]
--> '''Class:''' Succubus
--> '''Origin:''' Sealed Dimension
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokoKonishi (games), Creator/YukaImai (''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/CrossEdge''), Creator/StephanieSheh (''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', English)

-->''"I don't like to be alone. Will you play with me forever?"''

Roughly ten years after 1/3 of Morrigan's soul was sealed in an isolated space, it became self-aware. For the next 300 years its awareness and feelings grew, and eventually, so did its instinct to return home. When Jedah created the Majigen, it also drew in this soul. When Jedah noticed it, he struck a deal with it: the soul would gain a physical form and in return it must lure Morrigan and the other Darkstalkers to him. And thus Lilith was born, the childish, cheerful, flat-chested version of Morrigan, who goes to find her "sister."

After meeting Morrigan, she becomes a part of her sister.

As she (for the most part) physically resembles Morrigan (being her "sister" and all), several of the tropes found in Morrigan's entry apply to Lilith as well.


Tropes associated with Lilith:

* ACupAngst: More so due to her feelings as an incomplete Morrigan than any actual "deficiencies"; she could make herself just as pneumatic as her sister, but doesn't choose to do so. Oddly enough, in ''Pocket Fighter''/''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter: Mini Mix'' (the SuperDeformed [[SpinOff cousin]] of ''Franchise/StreetFighter''), Lilith seems to attract all the men, making ''Morrigan'' (to whom this ending belongs) jealous.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Like Morrigan in the UDON comics, she's a lot more willing to murder and unfeeling towards humans. An example is when she attacks a group of monks. One of them she kisses and reduces into a skeleton after consuming his soul, the others she gleefully kills.
* AnythingThatMoves: She has the same suggestive win quotes against male, female and [[ExtremeOmnisexual "other"]] characters.
* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Succubus]]: She has a soul, or part of one, but her body is artificial.
* BadassAdorable: Still strong enough to count as a Makai noble, despite being less powerful and younger looking than Morrigan.
* BreastExpansion: What happens when she's on the receiving end of Jedah's Sangue Passare.
* CantLiveWithoutYou: In the single player mode, Lilith passes out when she knocks out Morrigan, who acts as her final boss.
* CloningBlues: When Lilith finds out she is [[ExpendableClone derivative of another being]] and that her body--[[ArtificialHuman created by Jedah]]--will not last, she desperately tries to find Morrigan to inhabit, to survive.
* ClothingDamage: Self-inflicted, no less! One attack of hers sends all of the bats that make up her clothing into a whirlwind to attack her opponent. [[SceneryCensor The end result is what you'd expect.]]
* CombatStilettos: Not that she uses them much for this effect or that they would even act as much hindrance to a flier like herself.
* CreatingLife: Albeit serendipitously; originally 1/3 of Morrigan's power, she developed self-awareness after being sealed away by Belial for so long. Jedah, discovering this, created a body for her and convinced her to work for him. See CloningBlues above.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Most of her victory quotes.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Her Luminous Illusion super and Mirror Doll Dark Force.
* DummiedOut: Her graphics and code are intact in ''Vampire Hunter 2'', making her perfectly playable via hacking aside from having no voice.
* TheDragon: To Jedah, as strange as it may seem. She's the one who lures most of the others to Majigen.
* EnemyWithout[=/=]ShadowArchetype: As she is a part of Morrigan's soul that was separated from her by Belial, this is the logical conclusion of her self-awareness, though she only got to go all the way thanks to Jedah.
* FallenAngel: Think Morrigan, but even more benevolent. The only reason she was following Jedah in ''3'' was due to Jedah's manipulation.
** One of her early designs was that she was a half-angel, which carried over to the fact many of her move names are ''light''-themed, while Morrigan's are ''darkness''-themed.
* FilleFatale: She's essentially a younger version of Morrigan, so this was to be expected.
* FusionDance: See Morrigan's entry.
* GenkiGirl: In fact, her behavior sometimes boarders on infantile
* HornyDevils: She is just a part of Morrigan, and a succubus, so it was inevitable. See the main article's entry for more details.
** [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Succubi]]: Same deal as Morrigan, if not more so.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Since it is a copy of her "sister's" outfit.
* InvoluntaryDance: Gloomy Puppet Show forces the enemy onto as stage, where they dance until electrocuted
* LittleMissBadass: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Technically speaking...]]
* MeaningfulName: UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}, originally appearing in myths as a Mesopotamian storm demon who was associated with the element of wind and a bearer of disease, illness, and death, is known in Jewish folklore as [[Literature/TheBible Adam]]'s first wife (apparently, Eve was his SecondLove) who refused to become subservient to him. She is usually referred to as a succubus herself.
* MsFanservice: Though underdeveloped and projecting an underage appearance, she still shows off a lot.
* PlayboyBunny: She dresses like one during her Gloomy Puppet Show EX move.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Three Hundred Years Old]]: Just a little younger than Morrigan, who was born in the 1600s.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. She's a cheery, happy-go-lucky girl who is being misguided by Jedah.
* SenseFreak: Lilith is overwhelmed by suddenly having a body.
* ScrewYourself[=/=]{{Twin|cest}} [[BrotherSisterIncest Sisters Incest]]: With Morrigan.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Her wings.
* {{Shoryuken}}: Shining Blade. Much like Morrigan's Shadow Blade, Lilith leaps upward and swings one of her wings as it transforms into an axe-like blade.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Sakura variant. Actually has that HurricaneKick equivalent Morrigan and Demitri do not but has a slow moving, short-ranged projectile.
** CounterpartComparison: Hilariously, with Sakura herself!
* SitchSexuality: Lilith's body is not permanently ''set'' as a female, and can possibly switch between both. Her appearance is primarily just because of her being Morrigan's clone.
* SpinAttack: Merry Turn, an attack in which Lilith spins through the air as her wings transform into a scythe-like blade. Functions much like a HurricaneKick.
* SplitAtBirth: Her birth was the split, actually.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Basically a lolita-style version of Morrigan's outfit with a different colour scheme. She ''is'' technically a loli version of Morrigan, after all.
* WingedHumanoid: Similar to Morrigan.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Even though she was cloned from someone with green.
* ZettaiRyouiki: One of her post-match poses has her wearing a grade B, with striped socks and [[HellBentForLeather a leather skirt and jacket]].

[[folder:Jedah Dohma]]
--> '''Class:''' Demon Lord/Resurrected as Dark Messiah
--> '''Origin:''' Makai (Hell)
--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/IsshinChiba (games, Japanese), Creator/TravisWillingham (''VideoGame/CrossEdge'', English), Creator/DavidKaye (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'', English)

-->''"Your soul can only be saved by death. It doesn't contradict!"''

The Vampire Savior, The Distressed Lord of Death. The youngest of the three high nobles, Jedah was the one most concerned about the future of Makai. Believing that under the rule of Belial it would be stagnant, Jedah sought every chance he could that would help in overthrowing Belial. Ozom, his adviser, suggested to absorb the leaking energy of the Gate, a distortion that connects Makai with the human world. While Jedah was absorbing the leaked energy, Ozom discovered that if he opened the gate further, it would leak so much energy that it would overload Jedah and kill him. So he decided to overthrow him right then and there, and just like he predicted Jedah couldn't handle it. Ozom then collected what was left of Jedah's power and proclaimed himself Emperor of Makai.

100 years later, Jedah managed to revive himself. Seeing the state of Makai at the peak of a power struggle, he decided that in order to save it he must cleanse all the souls in Makai, and for this he created the Majigen (using Ozom and the his Castle--formerly Jedah's--as a foundation), the {{pocket dimension}} where the strongest of souls will gather.


Tropes associated with Jedah Dohma:

* AntiVillain: Of the [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains well-intentioned variety.]] He has good intentions but could stand to think up some better methods.
* AristocratsAreEvil: He's only remaining member of Makai's Three High Nobles.
* AscendedExtra: Jedah as a character actually existed prior to ''Vampire Savior'' as [[AllThereInTheManual a minor footnote you'd only know about if you read a lot of official books.]] He even had an official illustration which depicted him as a reptilian-insectoid-looking creature rather than the Grim Reaper/Devil figure he is now.
* AmbiguousInnocence: Played with and inverted. While an all powerful demonic overlord feared by all within the Makai, he's personally [[BringMyBrownPants scared shitless]] by the presence of Anita. The fabled '''She''' who will awaken as the ultimate savior and matriarchal leader of human kind in the future.
* AssimilationPlot: His ultimate goal in order to stop the constant wars plaguing Makai is to [[TheAssimilator unite all of the demonic souls within himself]], reset reality, and create one perfect being (the Shintai, which appears to take the form of a deranged, monstrous fetus).
* AxCrazy: He laughs after killing his opponents with axes.
* BalloonBelly: His Sangue Passare (Bloody Passing) does this to Jon and, in a mirror match, himself.
* BlackBlood: He specializes in this, since he uses his own blood [[BloodyMurder as a weapon]].
* BigBad: Of ''3''. He created the world in which everyone else is fighting in and is the reason they are all there in the first place.
* {{Bishonen}}: Well, he is supposed to be the young one and does rapidly regenerate, anyway.
* BloodyMurder: A good deal of his attacks involve tearing himself apart and instantly regenerating while bleeding all over the place.
** {{Gorn}}: As cool as it might be, the graphic elements of his attacks are also likely the thing that kept him out of the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom'' (not counting the card games) series for so long. When he did finally make his first 3D playable appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'', his blood was changed from red to purple.
* DarkMessiah: Among the residents of Makai, a popular belief is that it is the body of {{God}}. So, think back about what Jedah plans to do to it again? A plan that basically involves creating a giant [[TheAntiChrist Antichrist]]. Many characters in ''Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite'' outright call him this trope.
* DeathFromAbove: His unique Ira Spinta (Wrath Thrust) command grab attack, and also his air throw, Mesto Spinta (Sadness Thrust). Both involve him forming a sword-tip out of his wings to dive-plummet at his opponent with it. The former is known for both his insane laughter and him [[ThisIsADrill drilling through his foe with the sword-formation instead]].
* DrowningPit: Makes one out of his own blood via his Finale Rosso (Finale Red) move, then begins cutting at the enemy when they take too long to drown.
* EvilLaugh: Mostly as a beginning to his LaughingMad moments.
* EvilIsVisceral: Jedah fights by mutilating himself and using his tissues and blood as weapons(for example, he'll make claws by cutting the joints of his fingers and stretching them in lines of blood, as well as attack with a spray of blood by ''decapitating himself''). His stage is the inside of a [[WombLevel giant womb]], complete with [[FetusTerrible giant demonic fetus]] in the background.
* ExtremityExtremist: He never kicks, although he uses scythe-wings as substitutes.
* FemmeFatalons: And he's a dude.
* FloatingInABubble: Of blood.
* [[GiantHandsOfDoom Giant Hand of Doom]]: His Prova di Servo (Proof of Servant) super has him grab his foe with a giant hand of blood, smashing and sprawling them all around before slapping them literally onto an actual giant paper contract, allowing Jedah to absorb a portion of their soul.
* GratuitousItalian: The names of his moves, including his normal attacks in many in-depth Japanese sources.
* TheGrimReaper: Though he makes the iconic scythe by ripping off his own wings, he is known as the lord of death.
* HighPressureBlood: Weaponized by cutting himself and spraying the enemy.
* HopeCrusher: His win quotes have him belittling his fallen enemies by telling them there is no hope left in the world.
* JapaneseDelinquents: Aside from the [[BadassLongCoat coat]] with gakuran elements, his idling and various stances are based on their common pose with pocketed hands. By floating he makes it look [[RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes refined]] rather than out of place.
* KillAllHumans: After his plan to save the demon world is complete, step two is to get rid of Earth before humanity's leader awakens and becomes a potential threat to his new world.
* KnightTemplar: He is going to destroy the demon world and all sense of individuality in it, in order to bring an end to both war and "stagnation."
* LaughingMad: During many of his attacks he is absolutely giddy.
* LosingYourHead: One of his moves, Spregio (Defiance), has him doing this to ''himself!''
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He is one of the three highest nobles of Makai, so it would be stranger if he was not.
* MoodSwinger: A subtle example. He's generally depicted as TheStoic, but in battle he often goes LaughingMad. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkZaBgniPk Like this.]] One gets the impression Jedah [[AxCrazy isn't exactly sane]].
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: He can sense the powers of other beings on a cosmic scale.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot He's a [[BloodyMurder dismembered]] ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' mixed with TheGrimReaper wearing a [[JapaneseDelinquents punk Japanese]] school uniform crossed with [[SinisterMinister clergy garb]]. Even out of this cast, he is made of some disparate elements that bizarrely come together.
* NotQuiteFlight: An ability similar to one of Hsien-Ko's and a full on flight mode like Q-Bee, via his Dark Force, Santuario (Sanctuary). He is also able to air dash via a unique move named Balzo Perdono (Bounding Pardon) where he is able to chain the next normal jump attack during mid-dash into a special.
* OffWithHisHead: His Spregio (Contempt), which is his Guard Cancel move where he uses an elongated thumb-claw to sever his own head to invoke a HighPressureBlood blood splash at his foe. Needless to say, his head regenerates soon after.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He could pass for a young man. Yet, he is actually [[spoiler:six thousand years old]].
* OminousLatinChanting: Played during his intro in the last stage of the third game.
* PhlebotinumOverload: His background story, caused by a TreacherousAdvisor named Ozom.
* PhysicalGod: All of the Three High Nobles were at least Class S-level Darkstalkers, qualifying for this status. Jedah is no exception. Aside from Morrigan (when her soul is whole again), and maybe Dee and Anita, Jedah is the strongest living member of the cast.
** He even has a move called Dio Sega (God Saw) and Dark Force called Santuario (Sanctuary).
* PopGoesTheHuman: The Sangue Passare (Bloody Passing) throw, where he fills his opponent with blood. Exactly what part of them is filled up depends on the character, some of which have become somewhat infamous (with the most infamous and popular being Lilith's impromptu boobjob).
* PowerEchoes: Jedah's voice is iconic for having a voice filter (which makes him sound a lot like Creator/IsshinChiba's take on [[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Dio Brando]]), but he discards it in both ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' despite having Chiba reprise his role in Japanese.
* RazorWings: Jedah has sickle-like wings.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's the youngest of the Three High Nobles of Makai, which means that his age is ''at least'' in quadruple figures.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: An appropriate warning, too, considering his fighting style.
* RollingAttack: The followup from his Ira Spinta known as Ira Piano (Wrath Plane), and his pursuit attack, Rasare Sega (Saving Saw).
* ShoutOut: ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' is Jedah's most prominent design influence, down to the shoulder markings. Specifically Yasushi Nirasawa's take on the character, with the lanky, muscular build and prominent claws.
* SinisterScythe: He produces them from his body. His standing HK (named as Falce Morte/Scythe Death in ''Cross Edge'') is a clear example of this, and during his Nero Fatica (Black/Dark Fatigue).
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Has a liquid body. Doesn't help much when you see his head come off.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: His wings mostly. His entire body in the storyline.
* TheStoic: Until he goes LaughingMad, that is.
* TreacherousAdvisor: To Lilith. Ozom was one to him.
* VocalEvolution: Compare Jedah's voice in ''Vampire Savior'' to his voice in either the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' or ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''; it almost sounds like they have different voice actors due to Isshin Chiba using his more normal tone of range. Basically, he went from [[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Dio]] to [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Devil Jin]][[note]]Even all the more notable being that both [[TalkingToHimself Jin and Jedah]] can interact with each other, not to mention both ''Cross Edge'' and ''Project X Zone'' both do not use Jedah's iconic voice filter despite reprising the same Japanese voice[[/note]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Jedah really wants to save the planet... by resetting all of creation.
* WingedHumanoid: To an extent; Jedah's wings are actually not attached to his body.
* WombLevel: His stage, the Fetus of God, is literally a fleshy structure, complete with ''an actual fetus'' resting in the background. It provides the trope picture, by the way, [[TemptingFate so click at your own risk]].

!Other Characters

[[folder: Hidden Characters]]

!! Shadow
--> '''Species''': Phantom
--> '''Homeland''': PartsUnknown

Shadow is a malevolent blue phantom-like creature that jumps from body to body, allowing him to use the opponent he just defeated.


Tropes associated with Shadow:

* BodySurf
* DittoFighter Of previously defeated foes.
* LivingShadow: The name should be a dead giveaway.
* FakeLongevity: For "[[CapcomSequelStagnation sequels]]."
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Does not keep them, though.

!! Marionette
--> '''Species''': Puppet (Possibly Human)
--> '''Homeland''': PartsUnknown

Marionette is a rag doll-like toy (a puppet) creature, resembling a woman in a leaf-like dress, jester hat, and heels with short hair and a wind up key on her back. It is said that a evil phantom Shadow made a young woman his slave, turning her into a puppet in order to fulfill his task. Like Shadow, she can transform into other characters, but transforms into the opponent that she is currently fighting.


Tropes associated with Marionette:

* DittoFighter: Just like the Pokémon who named the trope.
* MirrorMatch: So it just comes down to who is better (or luckier).
* FakeLongevity: See Shadow and Dee.
* PerversePuppet: Turned into one, maybe, which would be most perverse.

[[folder: Non-Playable Characters]]

!! Belial Aensland
--> '''Species''': Demon Lord
--> '''Homeland''': Makai (Hell)

Morrigan's deceased (adoptive) father and former ruler of Makai. He is the most powerful demon known.


Tropes associated with Belial Aensland:

* KilledOffForReal: Belial is stated in official material related to ''Vampire Savior'' to have died between games two and three.
* LargeAndInCharge: His true form is the size of a building. Even in his more humanoid form, he still stands nearly twice as tall as his daughter.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Had at least two extra arms.
* PosthumousCharacter: Plays an important role even after his death.
* PowerLevels: The very top of the food chain.
* PhysicalGod: Albeit, an aging one. This does not make him weaker but limited his time left on Makai.
* TheUnseen: Though his true form has been used in some concept art, [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/darkstalkers/images/e/eb/Demitri_Belial_Darkstalkers.png/revision/latest?cb=20120922044946 depicting him as a gargantuan devil with four arms]], his WillfullyWeak and more humanoid form was never fully seen [[http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Darkstalkers/Issue-6?id=53955#7 outside of some shades]].
* WillfullyWeak: Kept himself bound most of the time to prevent Makai's destruction.

!! Anita
--> '''Species''': Human Esper
--> '''Homeland''': PartsUnknown

The young girl whom Donovan protects.


Tropes associated with Anita:

* AdaptationalNameChange: Named "Amanda" in the western cartoon, following the second game as noted below under DubNameChange.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Because of her powerful psychic abilities, Anita was shunned from normal society.
* BreakTheCutie: Seeing Donovan [[StartOfDarkness lose himself to evil]] for her sake caused her to ''cry'' for the first time in her life.
** Anita's backstory may indicate this. Having her parents die at the hands of a Darkstalker and then being shunned by everyone else because of her powers made Anita shut off her own emotions, so she won't feel pain ever again.
* BullyingADragon: Happens to her in the OVA, when a couple of kids throw insults on her despite knowing she has supernatural powers.
* TheChosenOne: She's prophesied to fight against Jedah and Dee.
* CreepyChild: Something Donovan plans to "fix."
* DubNameChange: In Donovan's ending of the second game, she is named as "Amanda."
* EmotionlessGirl: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the traumas Anita suffered caused her pain, so she shut off her emotions to avoid feeling pain again. Until the emotions were forcibly brought out of her, that is.
* ForeheadOfDoom
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* IAmWho: Jedah hints her true destiny to both Anita and her guardian when they meet him in his [[DeadEndRoom secret arena]]. It is widely believed she will be Earth's saving grace who'll grow to become queen of the human race in the future.
* MoralityPet: Played with. In teaching Anita how to open up, Donovan comes to show compassion and care for the girl, a bond that eventually leads to him sacrificing his humanity at the end of his quest to vanquish the Darkstalkers.
* NiceHat: Her teenaged version sports one, although only in Dee's storyline. Her cameo in Donovan's ''Night Warriors'' ending has Anita bareheaded.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents died when a Darkstalker attacked Anita's village, killing off everyone but her. The sheer trauma led to her becoming an EmotionlessGirl.
* PromotedToPlayable: Averted in that she was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen at one point considered to be included as a playable character in]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen Vampire Savior]]'', but didn't make the final cut. The only traces that remain in the finished game are a pair of small portraits that [[DummiedOut lurk unused in the game's data.]] The design intended for this older incarnation of Anita finally saw the light of day as part of Dee's ending sequence in the [=PlayStation=] 2 ''Darkstalkers Collection''.
* PsychicPowers: Implied to have them.
* ShoutOut: The concept of a silent, slightly creepy young girl who carries around a headless doll was likely inspired by Creator/LucioFulci's ''Film/DontTortureADuckling''.
** Her appearance with the twin braids, however, suggests she was inspired by an even older creepy child with a headless doll who came back into the spotlight during the TheNineties: [[Film/TheAddamsFamily Wednesday Addams]] with Marie Antoinette.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: See BreakTheCutie.
* TragicKeepsake: The (headless) doll Anita carries around seems to be a memento of her dead mother.
* WhenSheSmiles: At the very end of the OVA, and it is ''adorable'' (not to mention [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]]). Her teenaged self from Donovan's ending in ''Night Warriors''' is also shown to be more cheerful.

!! Emperor Ozom

-->'''Species''': Unknown
--> '''Homeland''': Makai

The dude who resurrected Lord Raptor. He is as powerful as Demitri and Pyron.


Tropes associated with Ozom:

* DevourTheDragon: Ozom's reason for resurrecting and recruiting Lord Raptor was to eventually eat his soul. By commanding Lord Raptor to commit more and more vicious acts, his soul would become more and more evil, and thus more delicious. But before Ozom could enjoy his meal, he was destroyed by Jedah in the creation of his new dimension.
* TheEmperor: A self proclaimed example, but is not actually strong enough to command rule of Makai, since he is merely an A class even after taking some of Jedah's power.
* HollywoodVoodoo: Used to resurrect Lord Raptor.
* TheUsurper: After tricking Jedah into dimensional portal-induced self-destruction and the passing of Belial, Ozom more or less became the head honcho of Makai. That didn't last long, of course.
* YourSoulIsMine: He loves to eat souls; the eviller, the tastier.

!! The Nobles of Makai
[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right, Galnan Voshtal, Belial Aensland, Jedah Dohma (pre-resurrection)]]
--> '''Species''': Various
--> '''Homeland''': Makai (The Demon World)

These are Demitri and Pyron's equals in Makai. They rule over the land.

Tropes associated with them:

* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Xell Kreutz.

!! Hsien-Ko's Mother

--> '''Species''': Human
--> '''Homeland''': China

A woman coming from a clan of Chinese spiritualists, she sacrificed herself to save her twin daughters Hsien-Ko and Mei-Ling from a powerful Darkstalker. The twins now fight to win her freedom from the dark. [[spoiler:When the girls collapse in Hsien-Ko's ''Night Warriors'' ending, she uses her remaining spiritual powers to fetch their souls and allow them to be reborn. In Hsien-Ko's ''Vampire Savior'' ending, she also aids them to leave the Majingen in time.]]


Tropes associated with Hsien-Ko's Mother:

* ActionMom: Defeated several monsters from another world.
** ParentsInDistress: Upon saving the twins, she herself was imprisoned in the Dark. Now the girls want to release her to return the favor.
* AnimeChineseGirl: OlderAndWiser version.
* HeroicSacrifice: For her two girls.
* MamaBear: Not even death will stop her from protecting her children [[spoiler:in two different lives]].

!! Emily
--> '''Species''': Frankenstien
--> '''Homeland''': Germany

Victor's older sister. More exactly she was a Frankenstein prototype that should have stopped functioning a long time ago, but was still sorta alive by the time Victor was created. Victor himself sees Emily as his CoolBigSis, and his self-generating electricity keeps her alive... until ''Savior'', where she stops functioning. Therefore, he seeks for a way to revive her.


Tropes associated with Emily:

* DamselInDistress: In ''Savior''.
* MoralityPet: To her "little brother" Victor.

!! Tundrad
--> '''Species''': Bigfoot
--> '''Homeland''': Canada

The elder of Sasquatch's village. He's [[{{Sleepyhead}} prone to falling asleep at a moment's notice.]]


Tropes associated with Tundrad:

* BlindingBangs: His particularly long fur is always covering his eyes.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: He dons a horned skull as a helmet.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: He can be seen snoring away in Sasquatch's home stage despite all the commotion around him.


[[folder: Cartoon-only]]
!! Count Dracula
--> '''Species''': Vampire

{{Dracula}} himself. He is Demitri's uncle, and demands the crystal skull.


Tropes associated with Dracula:

* ClassicalMovieVampire
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Averted, unlike his nephew.
* OldMaster
* PublicDomainCharacter

!! Harry Grimoire
--> '''Species''': Human
--> '''Homeland''': USA

A kid wizard who travels with Felicia. He has to defeat Pyron.


Tropes associated with Harry:

* CousinOliver
* TheHero
* MightyWhitey
* NotQuiteFlight
* TokenHuman

!! Klaus
--> '''Species''': Human
--> '''Homeland''': Germany

Victor's butler.


Tropes associated with Klaus:

* MuggleBestFriend: To Victor.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Emily.

--> '''Species''': Sasquatch
--> '''Homeland''': Canada

Sasquatch's nephew.


Tropes associated with Hairball:

* CousinOliver


The health inspector, and Pyron's brother.


Tropes associated with Terramon:

* GenericDoomsdayVillain
* HairTriggerTemper
* NeatFreak
* OmnicidalManiac