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Fight Dracula
Everyone knows how tough Dracula is. He's the biggest, meanest, and more importantly, most famous vampire in modern culture. So how do you show just how awesome your character is? Make them fight Dracula.

This trope occurs whenever a previously established character or characters are pitted against Dracula. If the characters who fight Dracula have never appeared before, that is not this trope. So if Dracula were to be pitted against Captain Planet, that would be this, but if a new Dracula movie with an original cast of characters were to come out, that would not count.

In some settings, this makes some sense, but in others, not so much. Note that this trope just involves the character fighting Dracula. They don't actually have to beat him (although in many cases, they find a way to do so).

Related to The Worf Effect.


Examples:

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     Comic Books  

     Film  
  • Billy The Kid vs. Dracula: Yes, this is a real movie. Oddly enough, the vampire has a different name in the movie, making the title a little misleading.
  • Dracula is the Big Bad of Blade: Trinity. Fitting, since he was one of comic incarnation Blade's main adversaries.

     Live Action TV  
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In season five, Buffy fights Dracula. Neither of them really wins: Buffy is unable to kill him, but she does manage to shoo him out of Sunnydale.

     Web Comics 

     Western Animation 

     Video Games 
  • The main goal in most of the Castlevania series games is to kill Dracula or prevent his resurrection, in which the main characters end up always failing and having to kill him again anyway.
  • In Frankenstein: The Monster Returns, Dracula is the boss of the penultimate stage.


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