Works in this franchise with their own pages:

* ''Film/BladeTrilogy''
** ''YMMV/BladeII''
** ''YMMV/BladeTrinity''

!![[ComicBook/{{Blade}} The Comics]]:

* FanonDiscontinuity: Guggenheim's run on Blade brought about some very...unpopular ideas for the character.

!![[Film/{{Blade}} The First Movie]]:

* CompleteMonster: The vampire leader [[BigBad Deacon Frost]] from the first movie is the worst villain in a setting filled with sadistic predators who kill humans as much for fun as for sustenance. Unlike the older vampire hierarchy who prefer to remain in the shadows and [[TheMasquerade rule humanity behind the scenes]] to protect their interests, he wants to openly reduce all humans to cattle despite originally [[TranshumanTreachery having been human himself]] instead of a vampire pureblood. He murders a vampire elder in an exceptionally painful way by removing his teeth and letting him burn up in the sunrise, and kills all the other council members to complete a ritual sacrifice so he can rule supreme as a PhysicalGod. He [[BadBoss murders his human minions whenever he likes]], attacks Blade's mentor Whistler and then leaves him to die slowly, tries to feed a woman to a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghoul-type zombie]], and [[WouldHurtAChild tries to kill a little girl]] in front of Blade by first threatening to slit her throat and then throwing her in front of city traffic to make his escape. His worst crime isn't revealed until the end of the film, when [[spoiler:Blade discovers that Frost was the vampire who attacked his pregnant human mother and turned Blade into a Dhampyr to begin with. Frost fully intended the unborn child to die and since then has kept Blade's mother as his private consort and facilitated her corruption into a remorseless monster.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The first film had a techno-based soundtrack.
** [[ "Confusion (1995 Pump Panel Remix)"]] by NewOrder is the most noteworthy example (interestingly, it's one of the few songs in the movie that made it to the soundtrack album, which mostly kept to hip-hop songs not in the movie). Also an EarWorm.
* {{Narm}}: "Motherfucka, you outta ya damn mind?!" Blade is pretty stoic throughout the whole film, with a dry sense of humour, and to see him quip that line in a stereotypical "annoyed ghetto black man" voice is hilariously out of place.
* NarmCharm: Blade's PreMortemOneLiner. It makes zero sense, but damn if it doesn't sound BadAss.
-->'''Blade''': "Some mothafuckas are always trying to iceskate uphill."
** It makes perfect sense. It's something that can work for about a second, and then failure. Frost just can't do what is impossible.
* OneSceneWonder: Traci Lords as a vampire in the opening.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Frost says humans are like cattle, so Blade shouldn't care about saving them. Thing is, with all the examples of ApatheticCitizens we see in the film, it's hard not to concede that he has a point in-universe.
* TearJerker: Whistler's honorable suicide in the first film, [[spoiler:subverted by the second, which retconned it.]]
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: When the first film was released the vampire's being "ashed" was amazing for its day. And even a decade on is still pretty cool. The effect noticeably improved with subsequent sequels.

!![[Series/{{Blade}} The TV Series]]:

* PoorMansSubstitute: Instead of Wesley Snipes, the creators hired rapper Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones for the role of Blade in the TV series.

!![[Anime/{{Blade}} The Anime]]:
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Stan. See FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]
* WhatAnIdiot: Makoto's father for thinking firing his bullets would work on [[BigBad Deacon]] [[SuperSpeed Frost]].