12:30:31 AM Nov 26th 2012
Is there a trope to cover something as unusual as Dracula making use of a cross to drive off other vampires? At one point when he'd been deposed as Lord of Vampires he was being hunted by large group of them and ended up in a lone shack with a woman and demanding she pray to God for their protection while she had a very large cross in the shack. Eventually to show his defiance it climaxes with him taking up the cross and actually flying off with it to drive them away leaving the woman to survive unharmed. It's not until hours later near morning when he comes to rest that he realizes he's holding a cross and it promptly starts to burn him as he passes beyond the point he was at of acting in a somewhat selfless manner defending an innocent.