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'''[[TropeCodifier The]]''' [[VampireTropes vampire]]. As Franchise/SherlockHolmes is to detectives, Franchise/JamesBond is to secret agents, and Franchise/{{Superman}} is to {{Superhero}}es, so Dracula is to vampires.

Count Dracula was created by Creator/BramStoker in his [[Literature/{{Dracula}} 1897 novel of the same name]]. He was [[OlderThanTheyThink not the first]] to introduce vampires into western literature (see the "penny dreadful" -- emphasis on 'dreadful' -- novel ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' for one precursor; also ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'', which introduces {{lesbian vampire}}s; additionally ''Literature/TheVampyre'', which was written by a physician friend of [[ByronicHero Lord Byron]] and [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Mary Shelley]] after Byron proposed a horror story contest, which directly inspired ''Frankenstein'' as well) but his Dracula is the [[TropeCodifier first to enter popular culture]] -- the vampire known even by people not familiar with the book, [[PopculturalOsmosis or even the genre]].

Stoker named the Count after the historical figure [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad III Drăculea]], [[WarriorPrince voïvode]] of Wallachia (part of modern Romania), known as [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Vlad the Impaler.]] Despite being similarly bloodthirsty, he was more prone to impaling his enemies than to biting their necks and drinking their blood. Indeed, in the novel, the Count claims to be related to Vlad III and [[TheProfessor Van Helsing]] conjectures that the two are [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade one and the same]]. Though because of some historically inaccurate details, it's fair to say Bram Stoker did not actually know a lot about the historical Dracula beyond the name and a degree of the reputation, probably less than modern fans do. Because of this connection, "Vlad" is commonly used as a first name when Dracula appears in works that actually ''give'' him a first name, whether or not any historical reference is made.

Stoker invented some of the classic vampire traits, such as not having a reflection, and popularised others, like {{shapeshifting}} into animal forms and the aversion to garlic and crucifixes. But [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Dracula does not follow the standard rules]] in the novel, largely because he [[UnbuiltTrope predates most of them]]. Sunlight does not do any harm to him, though his powers are diminished in daylight and it [[ShapeshifterModeLock prevents him from shapeshifting]]. He also starts as an old man and de-ages as he drinks blood, a tidbit kept in only by a few of the adaptations.

Most series with vampires will eventually include either Dracula or a subversion, sometimes using a transparent alias. "Alucard", which despite sounding French is [[{{Alucard}} "Dracula" spelled backwards,]] is very common. It has been used in several movies, most famously by [[http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0036376/ Lon Chaney Jr.]] in ''Film/SonOfDracula''. Some appearances of Dracula treat "Dracul" as another name for him, but they have distinct meanings. The name "Dracula" means "''son'' of Dracul" in Romanian, literally "son of (the) dragon", but has come to mean "son of the {{Devil}}". As such, it fits the fictional vampire surprisingly well. "Dracul" was Vlad III's father, Vlad II, who was called that as a result of his association with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Dragon Order of the Dragon]] and his questionable – from an orthodox Wallachian's point of view – architectural design choices regarding the churches he had built.

Despite being the archetype of all modern vampires, Dracula was remarkably angst-free in the original novel, and operated simply as a vicious, sadistic, and distinctly creepy archvillain (with a monobrow, rancid blood-breath, and hair on his palms, no less) whose only redeeming quality was his [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastardry]] (though there is some sympathy for Dracula the man, as opposed to Dracula the vampire, as it's established that the soul of a person who becomes a vampire is prevented from entering heaven until the vampire is destroyed, reflected by the look of peace on him as he crumbles). He never even bothered to seduce any of his female victims, simply entering their rooms and attacking them or using hypnosis to draw them to him. Subsequent versions, naturally, have [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] his sex appeal and added oodles of [[{{Angst}} gothy melodrama]]. He had some properly [[{{Goth}} gothic]] angst, but it wasn't based on MadLove or [[WhatHaveIDone reluctant villainy]] -- he was simply a [[WhoWantsToLiveForever very old, very tired]] EvilOverlord, bored with ruling a backwater area in {{Ruritania}}, who decided to TakeOverTheWorld or die trying, and would be happy with either outcome. The entry for this story is [[Literature/{{Dracula}} here]].

Dracula may live in a HauntedCastle, or at least own one in the old country. Usually has three vampire women or more (likely past victims he turned) at his side as his minions.

He has also appeared in more films than any other character, fictional or otherwise, except for Franchise/SherlockHolmes -- including films where both appear ''together''. Godzilla, James Bond, and Mickey Mouse (In that order) are a relatively close second, third, and fourth respectively when it comes to films. Though not for lack of trying on the part of Godzilla and Bond, who are simply expensive as hell to make due to the kind of things that tend to happen in their films, while Mickey has fallen by the wayside at Disney. Dracula continues to be the subject of new films, books, comics, video games, etc. as there is a fascination with the character that has long since outlived his author and the first book.

See also FightDracula, for where Dracula turns up as a villain-of-the-week in somebody else's story.



* [[UsefulNotes/GeneralMills Count Chocula]] closely resembles him.
* Appears in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYr_PoVpcY 2013 Geico commercial.]]
* The Energizer bunny encounters him in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSsxRPP4TaU this 1993 commercial.]]
** Speaking of battery ads, a toy Dracula shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK30_9LragE this 1988 Duracell spot.]]
* Appears in a 1996 commercial for Glad-Lock Zipper Bags (with the "yellow and blue make green" seal) as a skeptic of the product; the pitchman asks whether he'd prefer being near a bag of garlic soup with his brand of bag, or the Glad-Lock Zipper Bag ("so you know it's closed"). Naturally, Drac chooses the latter.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and ''Anime/HellsingUltimate'', is Count Dracula and Vlad III. In the manga backstory, he was portrayed as a KnightTemplar, fiercely loyal to God, but was disappointed when He did not descend after all his fighting. Feeling forsaken and knowing he lost it all, he became a vampire by sheer willpower, after sucking the blood of the battlefield before he was executed by the Ottoman Empire. Centuries later, he came to England to seek the woman he desired, Mina Harker, and was defeated by Abraham van Helsing and his group. After this second defeat, he became the [[HunterOfHisOwnKind faithful servant]] of Abraham's descendants for generations. Of course, by the modern times, his powers have become immense, to the point where Alucard is less of a traditional vampire and more of a HumanoidAbomination containing the souls of millions of people he has slain, using them to fuel his extreme powers.
** In the [[Anime/{{Hellsing}} Gonzo anime]], this connection was merely implied with hints in episode 9 and 13, but supplemental material in the Japanese booklets confirm this. Although, his backstory might be different because his characterization was modified. From steadfast BodyguardCrush-like loyalty on Integra (and a BerserkButton on people betraying her or insulting her) with a deep respect for humanity like in the manga, he becomes more of a rebellious PoisonousFriend with his own agenda who keeps testing her (but he's still angry when she's seriously injured) and without regard for humanity as whole, exhibiting arrogance and superiority for being a vampire. The OVA is more accurate to the manga.
* In ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', the Nobility worship Dracula as the Sacred Ancestor, although he is apparently long dead by 12,090 AD. D himself, though he never confirms it, is heavily implied to be Dracula's {{Dhampyr}} son (apparently as the result of a twisted game Dracula played late in his life).
** In the novels, not only was Dracula shown to be alive in the second book, but D actually had a showdown with a mental projection of the Sacred Ancestor after learning that Dracula had impregnated hundreds of thousands of women and destroyed all the offspring but D. Much of the novels seem to be Dracula WalkingTheEarth, having various experiments done to save the vampirekind or to create a hybrid race that combines the best of the humans and the Nobility, while D leisurely pursues him, and deals with the unfortunate aftermaths of those experiments.
** The anime adaptation is ambiguous in regards to who Dracula is, and whether he is or not alive.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' has Boris Tepes Dracula, a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, the original Dracula. Not actually a vampire, but his family has used shamanic powers granted by [[BigBad Hao]] to take revenge on humanity, who treated them like vampires since the time of Vlad.
* Around the mid-70's, Creator/MonkeyPunch worked on a one-shot parody manga called ''Dracula-kun''. This version of Dracula (fully named Dracula Van Peel), besides being a total goofball, couldn't be killed in any way, though garlic and holy crosses do affect him. You think sunlight? No can do! Even though it does turn him to ashes, he could easily be brought back by pouring a drop of blood onto his ashes. His only true weakness may lie in his chastity; he has sworn never to have sex with any lady whatsoever. Ironically, [[spoiler:he does like having sex. He just keeps himself from doing it because he doesn't want to risk begetting a child that could eventually kill him]].
** The manga would later be adapted into a "Grand Stage" segment in ''Monkey Punch Manga Katsudou Daishashin'' (or ''Mankatsu'', for short).
* Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Manga/DonDracula'', an amusing but short-lived parody where the count has a daughter named Chocola.
* Something to note about anime's terminology in reference to vampires, especially with older anime, is that vampires are generically simply called "Dracula", as if that was the standard term for the sort of monster. This has mostly been fixed in more recent anime, some as early as ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'', released in 1987, which now gives "vampire" its own word: ''kyuuketsuki'' (lit. "blood-sucking demon").

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/MarvelComics published a long-lived [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] series called ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'', which served as an official introduction of Dracula into the MarvelUniverse. Dracula was also the protagonist of the book's short-lived SpinOff ''Comicbook/DraculaLives''.
** It's later revealed that this universe's Dracula has had a centuries-long feud with Apocalypse, and has crossed paths with Comicbook/DoctorStrange and the Comicbook/XMen several times. Also, he was a common vampire until he drank the blood of Varnae.
** He had many battles with Marvel's Comicbook/{{Blade}} over the years.
** The comic book was also the basis for ''Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned'', a made-for-TV anime movie which is infamous for, among other things, a scene where Dracula, after losing his powers and becoming mortal, [[http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/TnAdct1/drac2.gif eats a hamburger]] as his first "mortal" meal.
** He's also the villain of the final arc of ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'', where he tries to conquer Britain from his [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja castle on the moon]].
** Dracula has had more than one encounter with Franchise/SpiderMan. In their first official encounter, they each ran into the other, but had no true physical conflict and neither seemed even aware that the other was there. Their later meetings were often genuine combat related stories.
* Believe it or not, Creator/DellComics once published a comic featuring Dracula - as a {{Superhero}}! [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula_(Dell_Comics) It's true!]]
* Mina Murray appears as a main character in Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' after the events of the book (which have been slightly [[RetCon retconned]]; [[spoiler:Jonathan Harker divorced her because she was "unclean"]]), and Dracula himself is mentioned in the travel guide at the end of each of the installments of the second volume of the comic.
* With the "bat" motif, it's not surprising Franchise/{{Batman}} has gone up against Dracula. ''[[ComicBook/BatmanVampire Batman & Dracula: Red Rain]]'' is an {{Elseworld}} that pits a vampiric Dark Knight against Dracula.
** ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2009}} had a turn at this too. When ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} visited her at college, they decided to see a schlocky Dracula B-movie - unfortunately, a research project elsewhere on campus [[RefugeeFromTVLand caused the movie to come to life]] and meant Batgirl and Supergirl had to fight twenty-four Draculas.
* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' has "The Count" who is huge subversion as he isn't actually a vampire, all the brutal killings in Transylvania were done by Bigby (TheBigBadWolf) but The Count being a MagnificentBastard took the blame for them, happy get to the fame for it.
* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' (or ''Requiem Chevalier Vampire'' in the original French) has a Dracula who's the ruler of the highest social class, the Vampires, on the world of Resurrection. Interestingly, they make lots of references to the man Dracula was based off and in this universe used to be; Dracula has something of an obsession with impaling and decorates his ship the 'Satanik' with stakes covered with the bodies of those who've suffered the punishment, and an impaling gun has the sound effect of 'Tepes!' whenever it's fired. He also has the mask of the HighPriest of the Archaeologists ''nailed to his face'', because the priest hadn't removed it as a sign of respect for the vampire king (and also because Dracula really doesn't like the Archaeologists): this pretty much echoes what Vlad allegedly did to a Turkish messenger who refused to remove his turban. He even looks like the original Vlad, down to the BadassMustache. In addition he's the leader of the royal family of Draconia that bears his name, which also includes Atilla, Nero, Caligula, and his wife Elizabeth Bathory.
* During the period of time when Lex Luthor was president of the USA, {{Superman}} and Lois Lane travelled to Transylvania and encountered a powerful vampire who may as well have been Dracula. Superman ends up defeating him in an interesting way, [[spoiler:by letting Dracula bite him. Every cell in Superman's body is filled-to-bursting with solar energy, and this version of Dracula is fatally allergic to sunlight. You can guess what happens]].
** Pre-Crisis in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Superman had also encountered Dracula, along with Frankenstein's monster, when they were inadvertently released from the netherworld by a BlindSeer. Because of Superman's weakness to magic, he has to use his wits against the evil Count. [[spoiler:Using his heat-vision and some super-pressure on a hydrogen balloon, he creates a miniature sun that severely weakens the vampire. Dracula is not stopped, however, but the Phantom Stranger shows up to [[DeusExMachina cast him and the Monster back to the shadow realm from whence they came]].]]
* In the indie comicbook ''ComicBook/DraculaVsKingArthur'', Lucifer, wanting to one-up God, sends vampirized Dracula back in time to battle King Arthur in order to destroy his kingdom.
* Dracula met ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'''s Elijah Snow during the latter's youth, and ended up as the victim of the mother of all [[GroinAttack Groin Attacks]].
* ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'''s Dracula returns in the season 8 and 10 comics, first helping the Slayer brigade deal with vampire sorcerers in Japan, later coming to San Francisco to investigate the new vampires' powers. Both take time to expand on his weird relationship with Xander.
* Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/VictorianUndead II: Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula'': In which Sherlock Holmes is transplanted into the middle of the famous novel and helps the novel's protagonists hunt for Dracula.
* ''ComicBook/SantaVersusDracula'' in which he's the main BigBad intent on taking over Santa's job so he can go into any houses that he pleases without needing an invitation.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Vampirella}}'', Dracula is a recurring villain though his origin is vastly different: he is a HumanAlien from the planet Drakulon, the same world the titular heroine came from that ended up on Earth.
* Dracula is featured in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' limited series ''Survival of the Fittest'', as the creator of the Carpathian vampire bloodline and considered one of the most powerful vampires in the world. The events of the novel are true up until he sailed to England where he was captured en route and locked beneath Tower Bridge in a TailorMadePrison.


[[folder: Fan Fiction]]
* Fanfic/MyImmortal has [[strike:Neville]] Navel changing his name to "Dracola" after going goth. The author most likely meant to say "Dracula".
** That's assuming she didn't misspell it on purpose...
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleCastlevania'' is about Dracula appearing in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]. Of course, since this is obviously based on the ''Castlevania'' interpretation of Dracula, he has legions of minions to do his bidding.
* He appears as part of the BigBadEnsemble in the second book of ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm.'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards Honorable]] [[PragmaticVillainy (in his way)]], very powerful, and most definitely ''not'' someone you want to mess with.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Dracula appears in ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'', where we're shown his more sympathetic side. And he gets a daughter named Mavis to boot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' had a MadeForTVMovie, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', where Dracula appeared in the present day. The Penguin became TheRenfield, while ComicBook/TheJoker became a vampire.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Universal Studios [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} version]] starring Creator/BelaLugosi (Number 79 on Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments''), adapted from a stage play adaptation he had appeared in, is the most famous. Modern interpretations of the character and the story are more often based on it than the [[FilmOfTheBook book]].
** A Spanish version was filmed at the exact same time and used the same sets, but at the same time featured extended/extra dialogue and scenes, as well as more elaborate camera work. It was also not subject to as stringent censorship standards and it's generally less [[{{Narm}} narm-y]], save for the title Character. It actually garnered a higher rating from several critics.
** The Lugosi version had several sequels: ''Film/DraculasDaughter'', ''Film/SonOfDracula'', ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/HouseOfDracula'', comedy spoof/crossover ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', and a miniseries remake of ''[[Series/HouseOfFrankenstein1997 House of Frankenstein]]'' in 1997.
** Universal Pictures made a second adaptation of ''Film/{{Dracula|1979}}'' in 1979. It's based on the same play as the 1931 film was, and like Bela Lugosi before him, Creator/FrankLangella came to the title role via his success playing it on stage. This version presents Dracula as a much more romantic figure, particularly where his relationship with Lucy -- whose story function is swapped with Mina's -- is concerned, than the novel and previous adaptations did, presaging a similar rethinking of the character in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. (Other changes: this doomed Mina is also Van Helsing's daughter, and the temporal setting is 1913.)
* Creator/FriedrichWilhelmMurnau's 1922 film ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' was an unauthorized adaptation of the then-copyrighted novel. The characters have all different names (Max Schreck's [[LooksLikeOrlok hideously repulsive vampire]] is called "Count Orlok"), and it takes place in Germany rather than England. Still, the Stoker estate sued and won, the court ordering all the prints to be destroyed. It had already been distributed too widely for that and many copies survived.
* Creator/WernerHerzog's remade the original as ''Nosferatu the Vampyre'' in 1979, this time using the original names and starring Creator/KlausKinski as Dracula.
* Numerous Film/HammerHorror versions and adaptations starting with 1958 ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'', which cemented Creator/ChristopherLee as the second most famous Dracula after Lugosi. The Hammer series was also the first to drag him into a contemporary setting, in 1972's ''Film/DraculaAD1972''.
* A 1979 version, directed by John Badham and starring Frank Langella, offers a more romantic interpretation of the character.
* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' (1992) is another attempt at telling the tale. While it makes some effort to adhere more closely to the novel's events than most film adaptations, director Francis Ford Coppola couldn't resist giving him a bad case of {{Angst}} and turning the whole thing into a story about love, despite the original Dracula being essentially the personification of syphilis. On the other hand, it featured quite a few well-known actors and art design by [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]], it was perhaps Creator/GaryOldman's breakout role, and it was ''highly'' entertaining to watch Music/TomWaits and Creator/AnthonyHopkins being batshit insane from start to finish.
* The title character of the classic {{Blaxploitation}} movie ''Film/{{Blacula}}'' was an African prince cursed to unlife by Count Dracula.
* Dracula appears as the main villain in the film ''Film/VanHelsing'', as part of a MonsterMash with FrankensteinsMonster, [[WolfMan The Werewolf]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[TheIgor Igor]].
* Main character in the Swedish direct-to-video musical adaptation, aptly named ''DraculaTheMusical''.
* ''Film/BladeTrinity'': Drake, the first vampire, is said to have used many aliases over the years, with Dracula being one of them.
* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', they completely rewrite the origin of Dracula, as he turns out to be [[spoiler:Judas -- that's right, the Biblical one, hence the hatred for all things Christian]]. Also, although he isn't partial to stakes through the heart, going years without feeding on blood, being burned and being exposed to sunlight and silver, the only way to kill him permanently is being hanged -- since that's how [[spoiler:Judas Iscariot]] originally died. His offspring, however, are vulnerable to all the usual vampire weaknesses. The movie also gained two straight to video sequels: ''Dracula II: Ascension'' and ''Dracula III: Legacy''.
* Spoofed in ''Film/LoveAtFirstBite'' (1979) and ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' (1995).
* ''Film/CountYorga'': MGM's somewhat 70's modern take on Dracula. The character name is different but the premise is roughly the same.
* ''Dracula 3000'', which is just Dracula [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]], and somehow manages the distinction of being even ''worse'' than it sounds. Probably most noteworthy for featuring Erika Eleniak as an android and the tagline [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy "In Space There Is No Sunlight."]] Especially confusing is that the vampire featured in the film is named [[Film/{{Nosferatu}} Orlock]], not Dracula.
* In the sign-language film ''Film/{{Deafula}}'', Dracula is the father of the main character. He is also deaf.
* Dracula, played by a fantasically hammy Duncan Regehr (who seemed to have a ton of fun with the role), also serves as the head of a MonsterMash in the film ''Film/TheMonsterSquad''.
* Perhaps the most sympathetic version of the Count is found in ''Film/BloodForDracula'', in which Udo Kier plays a weak and dying Dracula who must feast on the blood of virgins in order to survive.
* In 1970, a movie called ''Count Dracula'' (sometimes also called 'Nights When Dracula Wakes') was made, which starred Cristopher Lee, but wasn't a part of the Hammer series. Other actors include Herbert Lom as van Helsing and Klaus Kinski (who'd later play the Count in Herzog's ''Nosferatu'') as Renfield, and it was directed by Jesus Franco. It was very faithful to the novel, the only notable changes being merging Quincy and Arthur, Seward not being Lucy's suitor, and Harker ending up in Seward's hospital after his escape from Dracula's castle. The movie is notable for having Dracula look like he was described in the books (elderly man with moustache), and showing him getting younger as he drinks blood.
* ''Film/DraculaUntold'': A 2014 Action/Horror film exploring the origin story of how Vlad III became the legendary vampire. The film is set during Vlad III's war with the Ottoman Empire and shows that he became a vampire in order to save his family and country.

* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', by Bram Stoker. This Dracula has a big, bushy mustache, which almost never is depicted in adaptations.
* Creator/FredSaberhagen's novel ''Literature/TheDraculaTape'' offers an intriguing retelling of Stoker's novel entirely from Dracula's first-person point of view, including his anger over misinterpretations, distortions and outright lies perpetrated in the original story (though caveat lector: occasionally, the distortions are his own work).
* Hideyuki Kikuchi, author of the original ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' light novels, also wrote a novel about Dracula in Japan during the Meiji Restoration.
* Literature/NightHuntress does introduce Dracula in book 3. He prefers "Vlad".
* ''The New Annotated Dracula'' isn't, strictly speaking, a totally original work (it's just that, the complete text of the novel annotated) but it does take an interesting angle towards Bram Stoker's novel and its proceedings-- taking the statement in the beginning of the novel [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis that the story related is (mostly) factual and being related by a third party]] and building from there. Places where character names and origins have been changed, edits made in retrospect for later editions by the persons involved to make their behaviour a little more acceptable...
* ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' by Creator/KimNewman is set in an alternate history in which the first direct confrontation between Dracula and Van Helsing's group results in an easy victory for Dracula (Newman's Dracula is vulnerable to a smaller range of weapons than Stoker's), who goes on to become the de facto ruler of England. Followed by two more novels and a bunch of short stories carrying the timeline into and through the twentieth century.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Dracula is said to be the son of Vlad Drakul, an immortal monster of enormous power. Dracula is a member of the classically vampiric Black Court, but according to Ebenezer [=McCoy=] joined as an act of youthful rebellion. The book ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was commissioned by the White Court to Bram Stoker, to act as a manual to explain to {{Muggles}} how to kill Black Court vampires. It was very effective, and nowadays only the most badass Black Court vampires survive. Whether Dracula is among them is unknown; the book might have also been an account of Dracula's death, or might have simply used a powerful Black Court member as an example. [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that Dracula didn't join the Black Court, as much as ''make them'' as a means to prove himself to his father. The Black Court vampires are failed versions of what he was trying to make]].
* ''Literature/TheHistorian'' by Elizabeth Kostova is a novel that has the actual Vlad Dracula as a vampire, using books printed with a signature dragon with the word "Drakulya" to entice curious historians into finding his grave and, thereby, himself so that he can make them his minions. In this version, he is essentially an eternally undead BadassBookworm. However, he's still evil.
* Even though many vampires in ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' are much older than the historical Dracula, a short story in the series established that in vampire culture he's viewed a little bit like a messiah because he showed them that they could have cultured, refined existences. Before him, presumably, vampires lived (so to speak) like animalistic ghouls.
** This reflects the way vampires were conceived in folklore and depicted in literature prior to Stoker's novel and its immediate precursors.
* Supposedly the first authorized sequel to Stoker's novel, ''Literature/{{Dracula the Un-Dead}}'' is set about 25 years after the original and was published in 2009. ''Dracula: the Un-Dead'' is co-authored by screenwriter Ian Holt and Dacre Stoker, Bram's great grand-nephew. It's something of an AnachronismStew as it combines very vague possible {{Sequel Hook}}s in the original with more connection to the historical Dracula, with all the accumulated vampire traditions from decades of movies and books, ''and'' with UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. To accomplish this, the book {{Ret Con}}s some parts of the original novel as deliberate deceptions and other parts as errors or carelessness by Bram Stoker, who is a character in the novel himself, and simply changes still more details with no explanation. Despite all that, it mainly relies on [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation ambiguity in the original]], like Fred Saberhagen's version.
* Dracula is the OverprotectiveDad of Draculaura in the ''Literature/MonsterHigh'' novel.
* Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/OutOfTheDark'' makes some oblique references to Dracula, with a significant part of the AlienInvasion story taking place in the woods and mountains of Transylvania, and a local resistance fighter seems to take inspiration from Vlad the Impaler by impaling alien invaders on stakes as a terror tactic. [[spoiler:He actually ''is'' Dracula and finally gets ''really'' pissed at the end of the book, leading to a CurbstompBattle when he takes the fight directly to the invaders.]]
* Type Moon's LightNovel/FateApocrypha sees Vlad III summoned as a servant in its variant of the 5th Holy Grail War. Dracula is one of his Noble Phantasms in the form of transformation. The Myth has skewed the image of Vlad so much that he despises the legend of Dracula, so he hates using it. If forced to do so, he changes into the being from the legend.
* ''Literature/{{Department 19}}'' runs with the conceit that the events of Bram Stoker's novel were mostly true, and that the men responsible for vanquishing Dracula founded the vampire-hunting Blacklight organization. Dracula in this case is explicitly UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler, and his turned warlords are the most powerful remaining vampires in the world. [[spoiler: Until Dracula himself is resurrected at the end of the first book, becoming the BigBad of the series.]]
* In ''Literature/VampireHigh'', Dracula is a real person who is best known for trusting Bram Stoker and being open with him about vampire lifestyles, only for Stoker to choose to write a book portraying vampires as evil monsters. Dracula still offered his protection to Stoker though, so no vampire was ever able to kill him (curiously, the book ''Dracula'' seems to be very popular amongst the vampires. There's an entire wall of the high school library with nothing but different copies of it). [[spoiler:The end of the first book also reveals that Dracula is an ancestor of Ilena and has been keeping an eye on her, disguised as the principal's pet wolf. He reveals himself to Cody and Elliot at the end of the book, gives his blessing for their relationship, and goes back to Europe for a vacation]]. In the sequel, [[spoiler:he returns to America just late enough that he misses the climax and reveals that he had once been in love with the queen of a rival vampire clan (Mercy Ann Warner) but had to abandon her when her clan's treasures went missing and he was blamed]].
* Mentioned briefly in the ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' novels. Vampires only ever have one name, and the vampire council keeps track of them all so no one has the same names. "Dracula" was a name used by only a few vampires, who all went completely bonkers and had to be put down as menaces to society. The council has since retired the name, and no other vampire is allowed to claim it.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Dan Curtis, of ''Series/DarkShadows'' fame, directed a 1973 TV movie version called ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' and starring Jack Palance as the Count.
* ''Film/CountDracula1977'': A [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] produced two-part that was almost entirely faithful to the novel, save for the following alterations: Lucy and Mina were made sisters, Arthur Holmwood and Quincy Morris were merged into one character, the hypnosis scene was omitted, and certain elements were streamlined, such as Lucy's transfusions.
* Dracula appears in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season five episode "Buffy vs. Dracula," bringing with him all the "classic" vampire tropes that ''Buffy'' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent usually doesn't truck with]]. The appearance of first season BigBad the Master, however, was [[LooksLikeOrlok evidently inspired by the makeup worn by Max Schrek]] in ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', as was that of the Turok-Hahn in the final season.
* The actual name of "Grandpa" Munster from ''Series/TheMunsters'' is Sam Dracula.
* ''Series/YoungDracula'' features the Count having been forced to flee Transylvania by a peasant mob and attempting to live in British suburbia with his two children, Ingrid and Vlad.
* Alexander Lucard, from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula:_The_Series Dracula the Series.]]
* Not Dracula himself, but an episode of ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' has Indy (during his days as a spy in WWI), go on a mission to the castle of Transylvanian General Torgo, who is first revealed to mirror the tactics of Prince Vlad the Impaler, and is then ''explicitly'' revealed to be a vampire ([[NotUsingTheZWord not that any of the characters admit it]]).
* ''Series/DaVincisDemons'' features an episode with Da Vinci searching for an Ottoman cartographer, who was captured by Vlad the Impaler. Vlad is shown not directly as an vampire, but has a pact with the devil and seems very hard to kill. [[spoiler: After being impaled, burned and thrown out of the highest tower of his castle, his corpse has apparently vanished when Da Vinci and his friends later come to the place where it should be. It's not explained if he had survived.]]
* ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' is a revisionist take on the character with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role, playing Dracula as an AntiHero who comes to 19th century London, posing as an American and hoping to kick-start a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on those who made him a vampire in the first place.
* In ''Series/PennyDreadful'', Dracula [[spoiler: is the brother of Lucifer, a fallen angel banished to earth instead of Hell.]]
* In ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'', the kids were somewhat friendly with a gang of monsters in the local haunted house (usually - the monsters would still attempt to eat them from time to time). The vampire of the group was Count Fangula.

* He appears in Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/{{Taxi}}'' pinball as "Drac", one of the passengers to be picked up.
* Dracula is featured prominently in ''Pinball/ElviraAndThePartyMonsters''.
* Also shows up in ''Pinball/ThePartyZone'' when activating the ''Party Monsters'' mode and promptly failing to pick up a chick when she complains his hands are cold.
* Leader of the Monster Band in ''Pinball/MonsterBash''
* A game based off the 1992 movie, ''Pinball/BramStokersDracula''.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Count von Count, of ''Series/SesameStreet'', is clearly patterned after the Lugosi version of Dracula.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Count Strahd von Zarovich (of the legendary ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure and subsequent game setting ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'') started out as a renamed Count Dracula, drawing upon the movie portrayals more than the book. Similarities between the two persist to this day. To muddle the waters somewhat, though, the actual Count Dracula is used as a villain of the sub-setting ''TabletopGame/MasqueOfTheRedDeath'', where attempts are made to portray the character with Vlad III Tepes as a basis. As if to wring the most out of the concept, the accounts of Vlad III's infamy, taken to extremes, had in turn already been a large part of the basis for a non-vampiric villain of the main setting: Vlad Drakov.
** Interestingly, the character of Count Strahd was first sketched out as a villain in a standalone adventure module written in the early 80's. The release of the ''Realms of Terror'' campaign boxed set was the first, though, to detail his history and motivations in depth. As the campaign setting was released in 1990 and the ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' film in 1992, this makes the movie version of the good Count OlderThanTheyThink.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', Dracula's a member of the Tzimisce clan, a group of flesh-bending transcendentalists with little need for morals.
** In an earlier edition of the rulebook, a long preface is written as an in-universe letter, explaining the basics of vampire strengths, weaknesses, and motivations, basically outlining for new players how OurVampiresAreDifferent. Clever readers will note a few similarities to certain popular work of vampire fiction, clinched when you see the letter is written to "WH" from "VT." (In case you haven't figured it out, it's to "Wilhelmina (Mina) Harker" from "Vlad Tepes.")
** And in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', one of the major covenants (social groupings) in the game is the Ordo Dracul, a group devoted to transcending the vampiric condition that considers Dracula to be the first "true" vampire (and, interestingly, Dracula himself is completely AWOL).
** However, for [=STs=] that absolutely must play the bastard, three possible options are given in the Ordo Dracul supplement, in three tasty troperriffic flavors: BewareTheNiceOnes, BoisterousBruiser, and MagnificentBastard. As the Ordo Dracul is a runaway fan favorite covenant, expect more delineation of Dracula's influence as the series progresses.
** The Gangrel clanbook for ''Requiem'' also introduced "The Count," a BadassBiker who claims to be the grandchilde of ''the'' Count Dracula and who's quickly become a fan favorite. [[ThirdPersonPerson The Count is not one to be fucked with]].
** Both lines also do a lot with the Nosferatu variant. Each one has a Nosferatu clan made up of vampires who are... well, ''off.'' In ''Masquerade'', this means they're all so grotesque that they literally can't go into public without risking the Masquerade; they make up for this by keeping to (and cloaking themselves in) the shadows and dealing in the info trade. In ''Requiem'', they might not necessarily be disfigured, but they at least cast an aura around them that puts an observer in the mind that something is ''not right'', and suffer socially because of it; they tend to be the brutes and the things that "even other monsters" fear.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Vampire Counts have ''two'' bloodlines modeled on versions of Dracula. The Necrarchs resemble the character's portrayal in Nosferatu, but for the closest match, the von Carstein vampires tend to dress exactly like Bela Lugosi, and live in huge haunted castles beyond the forest. The character of Vlad von Carstein is probably the closest match to Dracula; though he is long (permanently) dead in the main storyline, his vampiric offspring (first Konrad and now Mannfred) continue the family tradition. Interestingly, all three take on different aspects of the Dracula archetype. Vlad is an artist, philosopher, and a genuine romantic who reluctantly made his dying wife a vampire so as to not be separated from her, and is Dracula as a charming, seductive noble. Konrad is a bloodthirsty, sadistic butcher, with no sense of subtlety, art, or manipulation, but takes a fierce glee in battle, and so is Dracula as Vlad the Impaler. Mannfred, finally, is a sociopathic MagnificentBastard (though, as the current one, he has been suffering VillainDecay and is now something of a GeneralFailure) who indirectly caused the defeats of the first two to satisfy his own ambition, and is possibly the closest to Stoker's original portrayal of Dracula. Though they were initially thought to have died permanently, Vlad and Mannfred have re-emerged again during the [[TabletopGame/WarhammerTheEndTimes the End Times]] as Nagash's CoDragons. Vlad has apparently become DeaderThanDead while Mannfred is seemingly the last surviving Von Carstein.
** A third bloodline, the [[BloodKnight Blood Dragons]], are battle-obsessed warriors that are frequently depicted wearing a "Flayed Hauberk," that resembles the distinctive armor worn by Dracula in the opening of Coppola's film.
** Before Mannfred was confirmed to be alive, Games Workshop liked to play with the idea of him being dead or not. A passing mention in the Vampire Counts army book specifically mentions Literature/GotrekAndFelix actually having encountered him long after his reported death, casting into question whether he actually is dead or not, before claiming that Felix is a known fraud and a liar and then dismissing the idea.
* Interestingly, the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' setting has a Vlad Tepes {{Expy}} that ''isn't'' a Dracula: Vladimir Tzepesci, the Dark Prince of Umbrey, complete with a spell called "Impaler."
* Steve Jackson's ''Car Wars'' had a car catalog that included a large American car with a spike on the front... 'Vlad the Impala'.
* The board game ''Fury of Dracula'' casts one player as Dracula and up to 4 other players cooperating against him as the novel's protagonists hunting the Count across Europe.
* ''TabletopGame/TheDraculaDossier'' is a campaign for ''Night's Black Agents'' based on the premise that Stoker's novel was actually [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis a censored version of the truth]]: British intelligence's attempt to recruit Dracula as an asset. An "unredacted" version of Stoker's novel is available both on its own and as part of the campaign.

* The ''Dracula'' ballet is based off of the design of the movie, but it comes off as rather cheesy and funny instead of being remotely scary.
* Frank Wildhorn's ''Dracula: the Musical'' played on Broadway for a few months in 2004, where it flopped massively. It has, however, had some success in Europe. For the most part it stuck very close to the plotline of the original novel, only to go off on another road completely for the last five minutes of the show, in which Dracula randomly decides that he is far too in love with Mina to take her from her mortal life. In the Broadway version, the story was kept in the Victorian era, but it was updated to the 1950's for the Swiss production. And there are a few visions were Mina is implied to have been turned into a vampire.
* [[Theatre/DraculaEntreLamourEtLaMort Dracula — Entre l'amour et la mort]] is a Quebecois musical by Bruno Pelletier which has garnered a lot of international attention. It takes some elements of the Gary Oldman film and makes it ''way cooler.'' Including a scene where Dracula ''tangos.''
* One of the ''Theatre/SeraMyu'' stage musicals featured "Dracul" and his daughter as villains.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is one of the more renowned video game series featuring Dracula, in this case as the EvilOverlord BigBad, and sworn enemy of the [[BadassFamily Belmont Clan]]. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' reveals that [[spoiler: he was once a shrewd strategist named Mathias Cronqvist who befriended the founder of the Clan, Leon Belmont. However that friendship did not stop him from using Leon in his scheme to spite {{God}} Himself for letting his wife Elisabetha die while he was away. After duping Leon into slaughtering [[DiscOneFinalBoss Walter Bernhard]], Mathias traps his soul with the help of the [[ImmortalityInducer Crimson Stone]], and uses it to transform himself into a vampire, thus defying God and His decree of limited life. Mathias would later escape Leon's wrath and re-brand himself Dracula. He would fight the Belmonts and humanity as a whole until the year 1999.]]
** Dracula is also present in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' AlternateContinuity trilogy, but this time [[spoiler: he's none other than the founder of the Belmont Clan, Gabriel. Originally a pious ClassicalAntiHero who [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil slid down the slope]] following the death of his childhood sweetheart – in addition to a handful of destroyed hopes, betrayals, and resurgence of {{Satan}}. After Gabriel realizes that all of his struggles were pointless, he decides to cast his humanity aside by letting [[UndeadChild Laura]] turn him into a vampire. He then humiliates the [[DimensionLord Forgotten One]] by stealing the demon's power. Gabriel seals his fall-from-grace some years later by waging a war on all of humankind, thinking it had abandoned him.]] It is also worth noting that, unlike the original continuity, the ''Lords of Shadow'' Dracula initially chose the name “Dracul” to distinguish himself; the tweaked “Dracula” moniker was given to him by the Brotherhood of Light. Dracula is the BigBad of the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate interquel]], and the PlayerCharacter of the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 sequel game]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has Demitri Maximoff who's the universe's equivalent to Dracula. Demitri is tall, dark, ripped and handsome and an incredibly dangerous and powerful vampire count who enjoys drinking the blood of virgin girls like it's wine. Demitri is an AntiHero at the best of times, often joining the Darkstalker cast to fight bigger evils, and is attracted to the MsFanservice and FemmeFatale of the series Morrigan Aensland.
** In gameplay his moveset is strikingly similar to Ryu and Ken from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and his special "Midnight Bliss" move can transform any male characters into attractive [[DoubleStandard female versions]] of themselves or make them hotter if they're already ladies.
* ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'':
** ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' has a vampire called the Night of Wallachia. No, that's not just a fancy title, he's actually a night, as in the period of time between sundown and sunrise. He was an alchemist who was obsessed with stopping the end of the world that he predicted for the distant future. However, he was mortal and didn't have enough time to figure out the solution, so he made a DealWithTheDevil and turned himself into both a vampire and a recurring phenomenon (likened to a hurricane, something that just happens whenever the conditions are right) wherein he would materialize local rumors. The first place where his night occurred was Wallachia, giving him stereotypical vampire traits like those of the legendary Dracula, which seems to have stuck for his future appearances.
** Interestingly, it's pretty conclusively stated that Vlad Tepes in the ''Nasuverse'' was ''not'' a vampire; rumors and legends of the vampire Dracula were just that: rumors and legends (although the Night of Wallachia appearing as a physical incarnation of those legends probably bolstered them quite a bit). A bit strange considering the heavy emphasis on vampires that ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and its spinoffs take. In Nasuverse installments like ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' and ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', in which the real Vlad Tepes gets summoned as a Servant, he takes on vampiric traits ''anyway'', because the legend of Dracula is so ubiquitous. He ''hates'' the vampire legends, though, in one story promising his Master that if he ever orders Vlad to use his vampiric powers, Vlad will kill him immediately.
* Not exactly an appearance (yet...) but in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s "Meet the Spy", the base's light-up messages include 'Lost Dracula' and 'Found Dracula'. CrazyPrepared or {{Foreshadowing}}?
** One of the Medic's weapons is called "The Blutsauger". "Blutsauger" is German for "vampire" or literally "bloodsucker". The weapon drains your enemies' health and adds it to the Medic's by shooting a rapid stream of syringes at them. The Halloween special update included a "spooky" version of one of the maps complete with the ghost of one of the backstory characters. The Demoman's claymore is possessed by a vengeful spirit that actually whispers to the player when equipped. Dracula making an appearance in some future update is actually not too far-fetched.
** There's also the Halloween 2010 update, which repeatedly warned the reader that "there are draculas right behind you!"
* Oddly enough, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'''s third expansion, Treasures of Aht Urghan, there are 50 mini missions players can do. In the final five (First Lieutenant rank), one of them has the players fighting a bossfight against one Count Dracula, who is mentioned nowhere else in the game, nor are there any other monsters of his type. The quest is called "Bloody Rondo", in probable reference to the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' title ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Rondo of Blood]]''.
* Dracula appears as a boss monster in ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* Appears at the end of the [[FullMotionVideo FMV]] game ''VideoGame/DraculaUnleashed'', which is considered a sequel to the original book.
* There is an adventure game series called ''Dracula Resurrection'', starting with the game of the same name in 2000. The story takes place after the end of the novel, when Mina is captured again and Jonathan Harker follows her back to Transylvania to free her.
** ''Dracula: The Last Sanctuary'' followed in the same year, taking place right after the end of the first part, settled this time mostly in London.
** ''Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon'' followed in 2008. It is handled as a sequel, but has an unrelated storyline, taking place between the two World Wars, with a priest sent to the village of Vladoviste in Transylvania to investigate a candidate for sainthood.
** A loose sequel to the former part followed in 2013, released in two parts: ''Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon'' and ''Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy'', both taking place in the present day.
* In 2008 another adventure game, called ''Dracula: Origin'' was released. It takes a different approach to the story, closer to the storyline of the [[Film/HorrorOfDracula first Dracula movie with Christopher Lee]], so that Jonathan Harker was a friend of Van Helsing, traveling to Transylvania to kill Dracula, but failed. In the role of Van Helsing, the player visits different places, like London, Egypt and Transylvania.
** In 2011 followed a sequel ''Dracula: Love Kills'', this time as a hidden object puzzle-adventure. This time the player took the part of Dracula, trying to save Mina from dying and fighting the Queen of Vampires. In part of the games, Van Helsing helps him with his plans. The game has two endings: in one [[spoiler:Dracula saves Mina and lets her live]], while in the other [[spoiler:Dracula makes her a vampire and kills Van Helsing]]. It even has an Collector's edition that added an extra chapter, again with a nice and a bad ending.
* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', [[spoiler:Dracula becomes a Lancer class Servant, based on his other name Vlad the Impaler, in which his tendency to execute his enemies by impaling them with spears became the basis of his class selection as Lancer. Incidentally, he doesn't seem to be a vampire, since there's already Night of Wallachia as a Dracula stand-in and Vlad/Dracula's classic vampire attributes don't seem to match the established Nasuverse vampire attributes.]]
** In another [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type Moon]] light novel, ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', [[spoiler:Vlad the Impaler is once again a Lancer class Servant. However, this incarnation is a different character than his ''Fate/Extra'' counterpart, and is actually rather upset about the whole "Dracula" thing. He's still not a vampire, as within the established rules of Nasuverse vampires, though he has a Noble Phantasm that turns him into the common depiction of Dracula.]]
* The Vibora Bay expansion for ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' includes, as the leader for the vampiric New Shadows faction, Vladic Dracul. Wearing blood red armor that resembles a more fantastic variant of the armor worn at the beginning of ''Film/BramStokersDracula'', his face is also inhuman, like Count Orlock's taken to an even greater extreme.
* FirstPersonShooter ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' is set in the haunted castle of Dracula, but it retains little to no relevance to the novel's plot.
* Kairn, the BigBad of the ''Veil of Darkness'' adventure game is an {{Expy}} of Lugosiesque Count Dracula. The game is even set in Transylvania.
* Vlad Tepes, while presumably not possessing any special powers, is a member of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''. He's also one of the multiplayer characters in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', though he doesn't appear in person, having been killed by the Ottomans a while ago.
** There's also a mission in the same game that leads the players in the Impaler's tomb, ending with finding his grave and his swords.
* Remilia Scarlet from ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Touhou Project]]'' is a vampire that claims to be the descendant of Vlad Tepes or the original Dracula. As every character (and fan) knows, this is an [[BlatantLies obvious lie.]]
* The final few areas in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' are set in Romania, where an army of vampires are trying to TakeOverTheWorld. Despite having been dead for centuries, Vlad Dracul is an important character in the backstory. [[spoiler:He was a vampire '''hunter''', and his followers are still battling his estranged vampire wife's minions.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLastResurrection'' uses Dracula, alongside Hitler, as a servant of the main villain: Jesus.
* In ''Night Hunter'', the player controls Dracula, who can transform from a bloodsucking vampire into a werewolf or a bat. Professor Van Helsing is trying to kill him.
* In the German ''VideoGame/{{RPGMaker}}'' game ''Die Reise ins All'' (The journey into space) the player visits at one point Transylvania, mostly to visit [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Doktor Frankenstein]]. Nevertheless, he can find a cave in the mountains that holds the rather suspicious grave of Dracula.
* The good Count is the main antagonist in the ''VideoGame/{{RPGMaker}}'' game, ''VideoGame/{{Midnights Blessing}}'', seeking to regain his soul to give it to the Devil in exchange for true immortality. His soul having been devoured seventeen years earlier in an attempt to save the life of an infant girl.
* One of the main bosses in the arcade game ''VideoGame/AfterDark''.
* Dracula is a minor NPC in ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral''. You can have an...[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext interesting]] conversation with him if you find him:
-->'''Dracula:''' Good evenink. I am COUNT DRACULA.
-->'''Player:''' How are things Dracula
-->'''Dracula:''' Things are...very good! Yes!
-->'''Player:''' Would you like some wine?
-->'''Dracula:''' I do not drink...vine.
-->'''Player:''' Is that your piano Dracula
-->'''Dracula:''' Yes. I haff...many pianos! I like to...play them...in the evenink.
-->'''Player:''' Do you know many songs Dracula
-->'''Dracula:''' No. I simply...make it up, ha ha ha!
-->'''Player:''' I guess you could say you "vamp"
-->'''Dracula:''' Ha ha ha ha ha! Very good! Yes!
-->'''Player:''' What do you do Dracula
-->'''Dracula:''' I am DRACULA.
-->'''Player:''' What do you do Dracula
-->'''Dracula:''' I like to drink the blood.
-->'''Player:''' Anything else?
-->'''Dracula:''' Well...
-->'''Player:''' Do you like to smoke weed
-->'''Dracula:''' Yes! Ha ha ha! Very good! Yes!
-->'''Player:''' [[RuleOfThree What do you do Dracula]]
-->'''Dracula:''' I like to drink blood...and smoke the weed!
-->'''Player:''' That's super
-->'''Dracula:''' Ha ha ha! I am DRACULA!

* ''Manga/DraculaEverlasting'': Nicholas Harker is an average teen who has just lost his parents in a tragic accident. But when he learns he is the sole heir to a vast estate from a mysterious ancestor he never knew he had, it's eventually revealed that Lord Dracula is that ancestor.
* The BigBad in ''Webcomic/ClanOfTheCats''. He is primarily modeled after Bram Stoker's version, and has long hair and a mustache, much like his historical counterpart.
* Dracula is behind the events in an entire arc of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''. Also, he has a moon base, complete with a gigantic [[KillSat moon laser.]] He also chills with [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] and has Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/MichaelJackson (pre-1985), and Music/{{Tupac|Shakur}} making music together (Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} doesn't do [=s***=]).
** And he has [[ActuallyADoombot Draculabots]].
* Artist Tod Wills has a [[http://draculacomic.net/comic.php?comicID=0 furry webcomic adaptation]] of the novel which has been running for several years now. Dracula is a wolf, Prof. Van Helsing is a raccoon, Renfield is a rat, etc.
* Mentioned but not seen in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' where he was apparently voted "Sexiest Man Undead".
* Talked about a lot in ''[[http://twiststreet.livejournal.com/921.html Abhay Khosla's Bram Stoker's Dracula.]]'' [[spoiler: He never appears in the actual comic]].
* In [[http://www.beaverandsteve.com/index.php?comic=141 this]] strip of ''Webcomic/BeaverAndSteve'', Steve mistakes Dracula for SantaClaus. [[TheDitz Really.]]
* He's the BigBad in the ''Webcomic/DeepDiveDaredevils'' story "Pitch Black Day". [[spoiler:But there are indications he was working for a GreaterScopeVillain. Stay tuned.]]
* In ''Webcomic/BramAndVlad'', the title characters are the descendents of Van Helsing and Dracula, respectively. The big D himself hasn't appeared in the actual comic, but there are plenty of spin-off strips with him. [[http://strixvanallen.deviantart.com/art/Ask-Dracula-and-Van-Helsing-Favourite-actors-428877701 In one of them,]] he claims that his favourite portrait of himself in the media is ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Monstra}}'' has [[spoiler:him as a character called "Lil D" and stuck in the body of a child due to his former wife, Lilith, casting a spell on him for trying to take over the world and putting her in a long deep sleep when she objected. She'll only remove it after he's learned his lesson and given up the conquest since monsters have long since evolved with human society, but he's rather stubborn to admit it.]]
* Was one of Duck's summer camp bullies in ''Webcomic/DeadDuck''. Here he's portrayed as a lizard like creature (since his name also means "Dragon").
* ''Webcomic/DraculaRulerOfTheNight'' which is a comic re-telling of the original story, naturally features him. This version has a bit more foresight in his plans. To wit, [[spoiler: he calls for his Brides to come to London and infiltrate the Westenra household as maids when Helsing starts treating Lucy, saves the newly vamped Lucy from being staked before the hunters can kill her, having Lucy's mother, Minerva being kidnapped and made into elderly bride for him and even claiming Helsing's wife, Milly, to use against him.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Dracula's [[TheAtoner atoning]], [[VegetarianVampire vegan]] daughter Draculaura is one of the main characters in ''Toys/MonsterHigh''. She's a PerkyGoth who prefers to wear pink. He shows up in the 2015 remake, having settled down to raise Draculaura properly and even helping to found Monster High (it's pretty much his home converted into a school) so she can have others to interact with.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'', he's the main antagonist, and his overall design takes strong inspiration from Kojima's art and the old Hammer Horror movies. This Dracula starts off acting like his usual gothic-self, creeping on alchemist Lisa when she enters his abode, but his demeanor changes when Lisa claims she wants to learn from him. He would then fall in love with Lisa and eventually marries her. He even walks the earth and lives as man at Lisa's request, until he discovers that the Catholic Church had burned her at stake, thinking she was a witch and consorted with Satan. When the Church refuses to change their ways, he plunges the world into chaos for taking away what he treasured most, despite his own son Alucard trying to dissuade him.
* Dracula is a recurring character on ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. This version resembles Redd Foxx for some reason. He's black, seemingly has dementia, and is fond of speaking of himself in the third person. Grim is his biggest fan but it often becomes a case of "not meeting your heroes". It's interesting to note that incarnation looks somewhat like Dracula's description in the early chapters of the novel. Claims the whole 'sucking blood' thing is a myth and that he scrapes and licks, like a vampire bat would. [[spoiler: He's also Irwin's grandfather on his father's side.]]
* The Count--explicitly the Universal version, but looking and sounding, not like Lugosi, but a PoorMansSubstitute for Creator/DavidWarner--was the BigBad of the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/MonsterForce''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' encounter Dracula in the episode "Night on Terror Mountain". The Count uses MindControl instead of his vampire powers to turn hero Max Ray and villain Doc Terror into his mental slaves, but is defeated when the other Centurions use the old "exposure to sunlight" ploy.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'' features Dracula as well where he's the main antagonist.
* He also shows up in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' (unrelated to the above movie) as the [[OverprotectiveDad father]] of CuteMonsterGirl Sibella.
* A recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/MaryShelleysFrankenhole''. More of a doofy jerk that Victor's wife is having an affair with than an actual threat. He has [[DeusExMachina turned some of the visiting characters into vampires]] though.
* He appears as a Jack Bauer like government agent in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'''s parody of ''Series/TwentyFour''.
* Showed up as Demitri's uncle in one epsiode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' is a {{vegetarian|Vampire}} [[FunnyAnimal duck]] version of the count.
* He is the villain in the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode "Attack of the Vampire".
* He appeared in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' where he hypnotized Angelica/Firestar and took her back to Transylvania with the intent of making her his bride.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Draculee, Draculaa" has the Count being harassed by the Warners.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrakPack'': Dracula, also known as "Big D", is the mentor for the title characters, including his many times great-nephew Drak Jr. and his friends Frankie (descendant of a Frankenstein's Monster) and Howler (a werewolf).
* According to Count Vostak in episode "Transylvania Homesick Blues" of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', BramStoker's book is based on the story of his family and the fight with the Van Heldens.