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Vlad the Impaler himself, turned into a vampire after one fateful battle in 15th century. He is Lord of Vampires and serves as primary antagonist to more supernatural oriented characters. His outside appearances vary by the timeline from his initial Classical Movie Vampire in the seventies to a "modern" long-haired Walking Shirtless Scene in 00s to an armor-clad warrior.
- Arch Nemesis Dad:
- For his daughter Lilith, who is cursed to forever oppose him.
- His son Xarus is also not very fond of him and tried to kill his father and take his place.
- The Beastmaster: He has control over rats, bats and wolves.
- Brought Down to Normal: He's turned back into a human for couple issues when the forces of hell decide to punish him for pretending to be Satan during his takeover of The Scion of Satan.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Dracula has referred to himself as "lord of evil".
- Composite Character: This Dracula has traits of both Bram Stoker's fictional creation (who is in Public Domain) and the actual historical figure.
- Death Is Cheap: He's killed a number of times throughout the series but it never sticks.
- Decapitation Required: Since he is more than your regular vampire, Dracula's head must be removed after a staking to kill him permanently. Lack of this knowledge or just plain circumstances around his defeat are the usual reason for his return after a while.
- Evil Is Hammy: Being the vampire, Dracula has no reason to be subtle in his presentation and appearance, and is prone to make Badass Boast or two during combat.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Saves a woman from a rapist, kills an abusive father, and when one woman is mortally wounded by her asshole husband he vamps her so that she can avenge herself (and even asked first). He also repays debts to those who aid him. Generally, he disdains pettiness or acts unbecoming of a noble.
- Holy Burns Evil: He can't bear the sight of crosses and other holy symbols like the Star of David, and burns if he comes in contact with them.
- Immortality: A combination of The Ageless with Resurrective Immortality. Like all vampires, Dracula is immune to aging and can only die through specific means. Unlike other vampires, he is much harder to permanently destroy. He has been killed several times throughout the course of his life only for someone to resurrect him each time. Lampshaded by Dracula several times that destroying him is pointless because someone with eventually resurrect him either by accident or a worshipper who wants something from him.
- Immune to Bullets: Unless they are made out of wood or silver.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: Despite being cursed, Dracula mocks the idea of immortality being boring and despite existing for five hundred years has no intention of every permanently dying.
- Pride: One of his defining characteristics. He will go out of his way to avenge perceived insults, challenges to his power, and refuses to acknowledge anyone as his master including God or Satan despite being a self-admitted creature of Hell
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes turn red when he's enraged or hungry.
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: He didn't necessarily start out as any particular superhero's enemy, being an independent villain who happened to fight any hero that crossed his way his way such as Thor, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange. With that said, he became heavily involved with the X-Men and many related characters, having tried to turn Storm and take her as his bride, having a blood feud in separate occasions with Apocalypse and Deadpool. In addition, he was heavily involved in one major X-Men arc, Curse of the Mutants, where his own son Xarus tried to overthrow him requiring the X-Men to form an alliance with Dracula to beat him.
- Super Smoke: His usual form of dodging projectiles is turning into a mist.
- Undeathly Pallor: First few volumes of The Tomb of Dracula depicted him like this. His subsequent appearances has him going back and forth with pale and normal skin tone.
- Vampire Monarch: He's the king of vampires and is often challenged for that title.
- Villain Protagonist: He's the protagonist and the Big Bad in his own right in The Tomb of Dracula and Dracula Lives.
- Villainous Widow's Peak: Prominent in his original appearance in the seventies.
- Warrior Prince: When he was a mortal.
- Weakened by the Light: Of course.
- White Hair, Black Heart: His most recent incarnation depicts him with long white hair.
Vampire Hunters and other supporting cast
- Dead Guy Junior: He was named after Quincy Morris, who died in the original Bram Stoker novel.
- Genius Cripple: Also a Handicapped Badass.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Is out to avenge the death of his wife and later his daughter.
- Vampire Hunter
- Afro Asskicker
- Breakout Character: Along with Hannibal King.
- Captain Ethnic: In his early appearances.
- Dating Cat Woman: Currently dating Spitfire, who while a vampire, is also a hero.
- Jive Turkey: Is from the UK but uses slang he picked up from Americans.
- Knife Nut: He prefers wooden knifes.
- Retcon: The nineties saw Blade growing up in Brooklyn, when before he had been British. Because all Marvel heroes have to be somehow American. (Or, more likely, because Blade was played in movies by Wesley Snipes and not Idris Elba...)
- Son of a Whore
Harold H. HaroldA clumsy freelance writer from Boston.
DominiA woman Dracula saves from being sacrificed and marries
- Badass Normal
- Second Love:Is implied to be the first woman Drac has truly loved since Maria.
- Silk Hiding Steel
Sheila WhittierA woman Dracula intended to kill but wound up saving. Temporarily served as his minion
- Driven to Suicide
- Human Sacrifice: What her father had planned for her
- Minion With An Fin Evil: The one time she spies on someone for Dracula she develops doubts pretty quickly
- Spanner in the Works: Ruins Dracula's plan to use the Chimera. Considering that none of Dracula's enemies knew about it/weren't in a position to stop him, it's actually impressive
Doctor SunDr. Sun was a scientist whose brain was removed from his body and hooked up into a computer system after his loyalty to the Chinese government was put into question. The project ended up Gone Horribly Right, as he took over the computers which in turn gave him "absolute power", and a craving for more.
- Big Bad: Of two thirds of The Tomb of Dracula, as his machinations forced the desperate vampire hunters to join with Dracula to stop him from taking over the world.
- Body Surf: Displays this skill when he merges his consciouness with alien computers, and later with Reed Richard's robotic helper HERBIE in the pages of Fantastic Four.
- Brain in a Jar: Initially, he'd later have a robot body.
- Evil Genius: Brilliant scientist when he had his body, Sun is just as brilliant as a scheming brain.
- Evil Gloating: Revels in this. When Dracula is temporarily defeated and reduced to ashes, he specifically demands the ashes to be preserved so that he can gloat over them anytime he feels like it.
- Killed Off for Real: Died for good when HERBIE sacrificed itself to destroy them both.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: After he was defeated by Dracula, he went to antagonize Nova and Fantastic Four.
- Take Over the World: Dr. Sun seeks more power in order to rule the world.
- Villain Teleportation: He can teleport his physical self anywhere he pleases, it is also what saved him from death at Dracula's hands. In Nova, he easily transports himself to space.
LilithDracula's daughter, and possibly even worse than he is
- Best Served Cold: Subverted. The first thing she does after reincarnating for the first tim in 28 years is to promptly try to kill Quincy Harker aka the guy who staked her.
- Jerkass: She's....not a nice person to put it mildly.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Hates her father. A lot.
- Tragic Villain: Dracula was a terrible father to put it mildly.