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[[folder: Count Dracula]]

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UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler himself, turned into a vampire after one fateful battle in 15th century. He is the Lord of Vampires and serves as primary antagonist to more supernatural oriented characters. His outside appearances vary by the timeline from his initial ClassicalMovieVampire in the seventies to a "modern" long-haired WalkingShirtlessScene in 00s to an armor-clad warrior.

* ArchNemesisDad:
** 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.
* TheBeastmaster: He has control over rats, bats and wolves.
* BroughtDownToNormal: He's turned back into a human for couple issues when the forces of hell decide to punish him for [[GodGuise pretending to be Satan]] during his takeover of The Scion of Satan.
* CardCarryingVillain: Dracula has referred to himself as "lord of evil".
* CompositeCharacter: This Dracula has traits of both Bram Stoker's [[Literature/{{Dracula}} fictional creation]] (who is [[PublicDomainCharacter in Public Domain]]) and the actual [[HistoricalDomainCharacter historical figure]].
* DeathIsCheap: He's killed a number of times throughout the series but it never sticks.
* DecapitationRequired: 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.
* EvilIsHammy: Being ''the'' vampire, Dracula has no reason to be subtle in his presentation and appearance, and is prone to make BadassBoast or two during combat.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: 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.
* HolyBurnsEvil: 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.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: He was subjected to this after being depowered, going as far as to beg to his hated daughter to turn him so he could regain his powers (though she refused). A more comedic example in ''Deadpool: Til Death Do Us'' following his defeat at the hands of Old Man Logan, he became a reclusive BasementDweller who lives in a old lady's home and plays video-games all the time. Quite the shocking fall from grace from the Lord of Vampires who governed his ''own nation''.
* HurlItIntoTheSun: Old Man Logan tried to defy his JokerImmunity by having a Sentinel throw his decapitated head into the sun. [[StayingAlive It didn't take]].
* {{Immortality}}: A combination of TheAgeless with ResurrectiveImmortality. 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. [[LampshadeHanging 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.
* ImmuneToBullets: Unless they are made out of wood or silver.
* JokerImmunity: He has died so many times that superheroes wonder whether he will stay dead this time.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: 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.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He despises Muslims ever since he has been at war with the Ottoman Empire.
* PragmaticVillainy: In the more recent years, he has seemingly given up trying to take over the world like when he used to do in the past when fighting Dr. Strange and Blade, and decided to keep vampirekind hidden in the shadows because he knows that they couldn't possibly rival other superhumans, with this being the reason why his son Xarus decides to overthrow him in ''Curse of the Mutants''. However, its shown that he is just bidding his time to try it all over again, as he tells Old Man Logan that after the Inhumans unleashed the Terrigen Mist, the world has been thrown into disarray leaving it unprepared for the vampires to attack.
* {{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 [[FireAndBrimStoneHell Hell]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes turn red when he's enraged or hungry.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: 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 Franchise/XMen and many related characters, having tried to turn {{ComicBook/Storm}} into his bride, fought with ComicBook/OldManLogan and had a blood feud with {{ComicBook/Apocalypse}} and {{ComicBook/Deadpool}} in separate occasions. In addition, he was heavily involved in one major X-Men arc, ''ComicBook/CurseOfTheMutants'', where his own son Xarus tried to overthrow him requiring the X-Men to form an [[EnemyMine alliance]] with Dracula to beat him.
* StayingAlive: Dracula returned to life so many times, including his demise in the Bram Stoker's novel where the events actually happened, the complete annihilation with the Montesi Formula, being struck down by Excalibur and even having his own head ''hurled into the sun''.
* SuperSmoke: His usual form of dodging projectiles is turning into a mist.
* UndeathlyPallor: 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.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Usually, he has the excuse of being brought back to life by his loyal servants or simply because his enemies did not use the proper tools to kill him. Other times, he just appears alive without explanation.
* UnholyMatrimony: His female companions from Stoker's novel are identified as his concubines that he had turned over the years. Dracula also attempted to marry the succubus princess Shiklah just so they could unite the monster races into a single banner, but she fell for Deadpool instead (to be fair, he courted her more for political reasons rather than any genuine romantic feelings). [[spoiler:He gets a second chance after they divorce in ''Deadpool: Til Death Do Us Part'']].
* VampireMonarch: He's the king of vampires and is often challenged for that title.
* VillainousCrush: Dracula had coveted some superheroines to be his brides. The most well-known is Storm from the X-Men, but he also had eyes on [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Sif]] in [[https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jn_C0S38KKk/UgQuHpEIisI/AAAAAAAAQoI/4gEiRT8tYqU/s1600/thor333_2.jpg one occasion]]. That is not even counting the normal women he desired in his series.
* VillainousValor: One of the more positive traits he shows time to time such as in ''ComicBook/FearItself'' when the Hulk was transformed into Nul the Breaker of Worlds and rampaged over Romania, Dracula and his armies attempted one last stand after throwing every possible measure they could find, knowing full well they couldn't possibly come out alive against such a beast.
* VillainProtagonist: He's the protagonist and the BigBad in his own right in ''The Tomb of Dracula'' and ''Comicbook/DraculaLives''.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Prominent in his original appearance in the seventies.
* WarriorPrince: When he was a mortal.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Of course.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His most recent incarnation following ''ComicBook/CurseOfTheMutants'' onwards depicts him with long white hair.
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[[folder: Vampire Hunters and other supporting cast]]

!!Quincy Harker

* DeadGuyJunior: He was named after Quincy Morris, who died in the original Bram Stoker novel.
* GeniusCripple: Also a HandicappedBadass.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Is out to avenge the death of his wife [[spoiler:and later his daughter]].
* VampireHunter

!!Comicbook/{{Blade}}

Eric Brooks was born to a London whore in the mid-twenties. After his mother was killed by a vampire he was taken in by his mother's coworkers. He learned the skills needed to hunt vampires from an old trumpet playing jazzman, Afari. Soon he set off around the world, eventually making an enemy out of Dracula himself.

* AfroAsskicker: He rocked a pretty awesome one back in the day.
* BreakOutCharacter: Along with Hannibal King.
* CaptainEthnic: In his early appearances.
* DatingCatWoman: Currently dating Spitfire, who while a vampire, is also a hero.
* {{Dhampyr}}: Back in the day, Blade was tainted by vampirism, being immune to being turned, but largely human. Nowadays he is half and half.
* JiveTurkey: Is from the UK but uses slang he picked up from Americans.
* KnifeNut: He preferred to use wooden knifes made of teak back in the 70s.
* 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...)
** The Guggenheim run made a few changes to his backstory, many of which were incredibly unpopular and tend to not be acknowledged by either [[FanonDiscontinuity fans]] or writers.
* SonOfAWhore
* SunglassesAtNight: Back in the day he wore goggles, but in modern appearances, it's always sunglasses.
* VampireHunter: Blade has a mad on against the occult in general, but he has a special hatred towards vampires in particular.

!!Harold H. Harold

A clumsy freelance writer from Boston.

* AlliterativeName: Also a RepetitiveName.
* NerdGlasses
* PluckyComicRelief

!!Domini

A woman Dracula saves from being sacrificed and marries

* BadassNormal
* SecondLove: Is implied to be the first woman Drac has truly loved since Maria.
* SilkHidingSteel

!!Janus Dracula

Domini's son she had with Dracula.
* DeathOfAChild: Janus was prematurely murdered when he was just a baby by Anton Lupeski. He was resurrected after having his soul merged with an angel.
* DecoyProtagonist: He serves as the point of view character in ''ComicBook/CurseOfTheMutants'' prologue, seeing first hand his father's murder by Xarus' hand and tries to stop his brother from taking power for himself. Since this is an X-Men storyline, he fades from the spotlight after the prologue and only returns to briefly assist the heroes at one point in their quest.
* {{Dhampyr}}: Subverted. Despite having a human mother and a vampire father, Janus is actually a pure-blooded vampire instead of dhampyr like Blade, and as such, shares all their common weaknesses such as aversion to sunlight.
* EnemyMine: With the X-Men during ''Curse of the Mutants''. He isn't necessarily hostile with them personally, but he is loyal to his father who most certainly is, but both need to join forces in order to stop Xarus by resurrecting Dracula, so this trope still qualifies.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: He very personable and affable with others and doesn't come across as evil like every other vampire in the story.
* TheDutifulSon: He is the only Dracula offspring to be loyal to their father instead of trying to kill them like Lilith or Xarus.
* OutOfFocus: He doesn't have a big presence in the Marvel Universe. After being brought back to life during the original ''Tomb of Dracula'' comic, he disappeared and wouldn't appear again in comics until ''Curse of the Mutants''.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: After being killed as a baby, he had his soul merged with a spirit of light that turned him into a powerful angelic being.


!!Sheila Whittier

A woman Dracula intended to kill but wound up saving. Temporarily served as his minion

* DrivenToSuicide
* HumanSacrifice: What her father had planned for her
* MinionWithAnFinEvil: The one time she spies on someone for Dracula she develops doubts pretty quickly
* SpannerInTheWorks: 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

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!!Deacon Frost
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Tell me where would you be if I hadn't slaked my thirst at your mother's throat? You'd be another product of the ghetto either dead or rioting in jail a vicious cold eyed killed with a knife! I've given you a purpose, I'm your reason for living!"]]

A 19th century scientist whose experiments with vampire blood resulted in him becoming an unusual type of vampire, Frost was the one who vampirized Blade's mother decades ago, leaving Blade a dhampir. While lacking the powers of a Varnae or Dracula, Frost has the unique ability to transform his victims into doppelgangers of himself and used this power to challenge Dracula for the title of Lord of the Vampires.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Frost is defined by his status as a social climber.
* {{Archenemy}}: To Blade. He might have more powerful enemies, but there's none he hates more than Frost.
* EvilOldFolks: Appeared to be an older man with snowy white hair and beard.
* IHateYouVampireDad: On the receiving end of this from Blade.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Was conducting human experiments in order to try and unlock the key to immortality. He ultimately hit upon the idea of using vampire blood and the rest is history.
* ItsPersonal: With Blade, something they both acknowledge.
* LackOfEmpathy: To the point of thinking that Blade should be grateful to him for ruining his life.
* MadScientist: No one who experiments with vampire blood can be up to anything good.
* ManipulativeBastard: Attempted to manipulate Blade and Dracula towards mutual destruction so he could claim the title Lord of the Vampires.
* MesACrowd: What separates Frost from other vampires was his power to create doppelgangers out of his victims.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Holds decidedly racist views about black people, insisting that without him Blade would be dead in the ghetto of drug addiction or rotting in jail. One of his doppelgangers even favoured a Confederate Army uniform just to drive the point home.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Glowing red eyes, like most vampires.
* SmugSnake: While clever and a good planner, Frost was never ''quite'' as smart as he thought he was, and he was never really a match for Dracula.
* TheSociopath: Frost was a psychopath before he was vampirized, and the process did nothing to improve him.

!!Doctor Sun

Dr. 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 GoneHorriblyRight, as he took over the computers which in turn gave him "absolute power", and a craving for more.
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* BigBad: 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.
* BodySurf: Displays this skill when he merges his consciouness with alien computers, and later with Reed Richard's robotic helper HERBIE in the pages of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour''.
* BrainInAJar: Initially, he'd later have [[{{Cyborg}} a robot body]].
* EvilGenius: Brilliant scientist when he had his body, Sun is just as brilliant as a scheming brain.
* EvilGloating: 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.
* KilledOffForReal: Died for good when HERBIE sacrificed itself to destroy them both.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: After he was defeated by Dracula, he went to antagonize Comicbook/{{Nova}} and Comicbook/FantasticFour.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Dr. Sun seeks more power in order to rule the world.
* VillainTeleportation: He can teleport his physical self anywhere he pleases, it is also what saved him from death at Dracula's hands. In ''Comicbook/{{Nova}}'', he easily transports himself to space.

!!Lilith

Dracula's daughter, and possibly even worse than he is
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* BestServedCold: 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.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Hates her father. A lot.
* TragicVillain: Dracula was a terrible father to put it mildly.

!!Varnae
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[[caption-width-right:350:The First Vampire]]

The original Lord of the Vampires, Varnae was an Atlantean sorcerer and Darkholder who became the first vampire as a result of a spell gone wrong. He ruled Earth's vampires for millennia, before growing weary of life and committing suicide, though not before passing the title onto Dracula. He was later resurrected, and became a foe of both his successor, and vampire hunters like Blade.
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* AGodAmI: Has taken on the identities of numerous gods over the eons, gathering worshipers to him as Ba'al, Tsathoggua, and Croatoan among others.
* TheArchmage: Once had ambitions of becoming Sorcerer Supreme and still has the magical clout to back it up.
* ArchnemesisDad: To Dracula, his figurative son and successor as Lord of the Vampires.
* BaldOfEvil: Has almost no hair anywhere on his body.
* TheBeastmaster: Like Dracula, he can control animals.
* DrivenToSuicide: Killed himself after growing weary of the long centuries of boredom.
* EvilSorcerer: Was an evil Atlantean sorcerer before becoming the first vampire.
* {{Foil}}: A physical and mental foil to his successor, Dracula. While Dracula views himself as an aristocrat and dresses and comports himself accordingly, Varnae is a primitive savage who wears no clothing and prefers the form of a giant, vampiric ape.
* FrazettaMan: Varnae is a hulking ape-man, with bat-like features grafted on as a result of his vampiric status.
* FullFrontalAssault: Disdains clothing.
* GeniusBruiser: Varnae is far, far smarter than his bestial countenance would suggest being, among other things, one of the most learned sorcerers of his era.
* GiantFlyer: Complete with a thirty foot wingspan when he needs it.
* IHaveManyNames: Ba'al, Tsathoggua, and Croatoan, to name a few.
* MonsterLord: Even with Dracula holding the current title of Lord of the Vampires, Varnae retains this status and can control most lesser vampires.
* MonsterProgenitor: All vampires are descended from Varnae, including Dracula.
* NighInvulnerable: It takes a physical god, or someone armed with one of his weaknesses to harm Varnae.
* PhysicalGod: At his peak he had the raw power to match Thor in a fist fight, convincing those watching the fight that he was a dark god. Thor actually had to resort to exploiting Varnae's weakness to sunlight to come out on top.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Over the millennia, Varnae has fought King Kull, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja, Thor, and Doctor Strange, in addition to Dracula and Blade.
* ShapeShifter: Can transform into almost any shape he cares to, from living mist, to a wolf or bat, and many more. Even the giant monster that he normally appears to be may not be his real form.
* SizeShifter: Can shift from his normal height of ten feet to over twenty-five.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: Wears bone earrings as his one bit of adornment.
* SuperStrength: Sufficient to harm the likes of Thor.
* TimeAbyss: More than 50,000 years old.
* VampireMonarch: The original Lord of the Vampires.
* WasOnceAMan: Varnae looked much more human during his mortal days, becoming the twisted thing he is now after the fall of Atlantis and his own rise as the first vampire.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Has all the standard vampiric weaknesses, which is what lets people like Blade stand a chance against him.
* WorthyOpponent: Sees Doctor Strange as one.

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