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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted. In the book Hyde was apelike and ugly, and his evil made people sense something off without knowing why. Here he's essentially the Victorian Hulk, looking truly inhuman and monstrous. Jekyll is also elderly and sickly-looking in the prequel, while in the book he was middle-aged but handsome.


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* AdaptationalUgliness: In the book Hyde was apelike and ugly, and his evil made people sense something off without knowing why. Here he's essentially the Victorian Hulk, looking truly inhuman and monstrous. Jekyll is also elderly and sickly-looking in the prequel, while in the book he was middle-aged but handsome.


* {{Adorkable}}: Very much so, with his nervous chatter and jerky mannerism.


* AdaptationalNationality: He's English in the original book, but Scottish here. Might double as a reference to the fact that Creator/RobertLouisStevenson who wrote the original book was Scottish.



* AnArmAndALeg: Van Helsing cuts off one of his arms with a tojo buzzsaw, whereupon it graphically shrinks back into one of Jekyll's arms.



* CigarChomper: He's introduced smoking a cigar that he snuffs out with his own tongue.

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* CigarChomper: He's introduced smoking a cigar that he snuffs out with his own tongue. And then he eats it.



* GeniusBruiser: Downplayed, but he's not DumbMuscle either tomorrow and fights somewhat strategically.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty polite and talkative to Van Helsing when they first meet, and then backhands him across the attic before attacking him.
* GeniusBruiser: Downplayed, but he's not DumbMuscle either tomorrow and fights somewhat strategically.strategically.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Implied, when he tells Van Helsing, "You're a big one. You'll be hard to digest."
* IcyBlueEyes: That really stand out in the dark attic room Van Helsing confronts him in.



* RaceLift: Mr Hyde goes from English to Scottish in this version. Possibly a mythology gag, as the author of the book, Robert Louis Stevenson, was Scottish.


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* ViolentGlaswegian: He's a "deranged psychopath"(Van Helsing's own words) who speaks with the natural accent of Creator/RobbieColtrane.


* KissingCousins: He attempts to seduce Anna, his father's great(5x)-granddaughter.

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* KissingCousins: He attempts to seduce Anna, his father's great(5x)-granddaughter.great(5x)-granddaughter, into becoming his new bride. She however is disgusted by him, though for other reasons besides their distant relation...

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* KissingCousins: He attempts to seduce Anna, his father's great(5x)-granddaughter.


* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Ultimately PlayedWith; he desires his three brides' companionship, and appears devastated by Marishka's death -- on the other hand he treats them like they're completely replaceable (trying to reassure Verona and Aleera by saying he'll find "another bride" after Marishka's death), and he claims to be incapable of feeling love. He likewise appears truly shaken when [[spoiler:his and his brides' offspring perish after he succeeds in temporarily bringing them to live]].


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* PetTheDog: He claims to be incapable of feeling love and treats his brides like they're completely replaceable (trying to reassure Verona and Aleera by saying he'll find "another bride" after Marishka's death), but he seems to genuinely desire their companionship, restraining himself and comforting Aleera and Verona after he momentarily snaps at them. He likewise appears truly shaken when [[spoiler:his and his brides' offspring perish after he succeeds in temporarily bringing them to live]].


* AffablyEvil: For a bloodsucking hellbeast, he's surprisingly pleasant and polite.



* BigBad: He is the primary threat of the movie. He wants the Valerious family to die off and [[spoiler:to dominate the world with his newborn breed with the help of Frankenstein's monster]].

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* BaitTheDog: He screams in despair when he senses Marishka's death... and then he tries comforting his remaining brides by assuring them he'll turn another bride. They're about as unimpressed as the audience.
* BigBad: He is the primary threat of the movie. movie and the lord of all the antagonistic monsters. He wants the Valerious family to die off so they're no longer a threat to him, and he wants [[spoiler:to dominate the world with his newborn breed with the help of Frankenstein's monster]].breed]].



* DealWithTheDevil: After dying he made such deal and became a blood-sucking undead. When his father locked him away, the Devil gave him a winged monster form.

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* DealWithTheDevil: After dying his original death, he made such a deal and became a blood-sucking undead. When his father locked him away, the Devil gave him a winged monster form.form.
* DespairEventHorizon: PlayedWith. After his [[spoiler:attempt to bring his children to life at Castle Frankenstein fails]], he concludes Dr. Frankenstein "took the key to life to his grave", and he send his werewolf servant to kill Anna and Van Helsing. Then his werewolf servant finds out [[spoiler:the Frankenstein monster is alive, and Dracula can indeed bring his children to life proper]].



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played with; he's shown to legitimately care about his three brides, desires their companionship, and appears devastated by Marishka's death. On the other hand he treats them like they're completely replaceable (trying to reassure Verona and Aleera by saying he'll find "another bride" after Marishka's death) and he claims to be incapable of feeling love.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Played with; he's shown to legitimately care about Ultimately PlayedWith; he desires his three brides, desires their brides' companionship, and appears devastated by Marishka's death. On death -- on the other hand he treats them like they're completely replaceable (trying to reassure Verona and Aleera by saying he'll find "another bride" after Marishka's death) death), and he claims to be incapable of feeling love.love. He likewise appears truly shaken when [[spoiler:his and his brides' offspring perish after he succeeds in temporarily bringing them to live]].



* EvilUncle: He is an ancestor to the Valerious clan, but has no hesitation with fighting and killing his brother's descendants.
* HenpeckedHusband: He tells Frankenstein at the beginning that his evil plot is only really to appease his brides, although later on [[DownplayedTrope he is shown to be the one in control]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Dr. Frankenstein impales him with a sword and later Van Helsing with a silver stake but they do nothing to him.

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* EvilUncle: He is an ancestor He's presumed to technically be this to the entire Valerious clan, but has no hesitation unless he had children when he was still human (in which case [[PervertDad his advances on Anna become that much squicker]]).
* FauxAffablyEvil: For a bloodsucking hellbeast, he's surprisingly pleasant and polite. He'll still happily watch you crumble and fall
with fighting and killing a cold smile on his brother's descendants.
face.
* HenpeckedHusband: He tells Frankenstein at the beginning that his evil plot is only really to appease [[spoiler:bring his brides, children to life]] is at least partly motivated by his brides' insistence, although later on [[DownplayedTrope he is shown to be the one in control]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Dr. Frankenstein impales him with a sword sword, and later Van Helsing with a silver stake stake, but they both do nothing to him.



* MonsterDelay: His demon form is at first glimpsed from the distance or in the shadows. It is not until Van Helsing comes into his castle when he gets pissed off and his monster self is finally shown to the audience.
* NoSell: He shrugs off being stabbed in the heart with a silver stake with "Hello, Gabriel".

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* MonsterDelay: His demon form is at first glimpsed from the distance or in the shadows. It is not until he realizes Van Helsing comes into has found a way to enter his castle when and he gets pissed off and that his monster self is finally shown to the audience.
* MonsterLord: He's the lord of all vampires, he controls werewolves, and he's described by Cardinal Jinette as the ruler of every wicked creature in Transylvania.
* NoSell: He shrugs off being stabbed in the heart with a silver stake with with, "Hello, Gabriel".



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Part of his motivation is to show that God isn't the only one who can create life.

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Part of his motivation is He's pretty ecstatic that he's going to show that "that God isn't the only one who can create life.life". He also shows signs of this when claiming Gabriel is a CosmicPlaything, stating he himself was once the same but "escaped".
* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: The {{novelization}} states he can see through his monster servants' eyes. Which also answers the question in the film of how a savage werewolf could communicate to Dracula that [[spoiler:it saw the Frankenstein monster alive]].



* VampireMonarch: Not only is he the most powerful vampire around and lords over pretty much everyone else, it's implied he is the MonsterProgenitor for vampirekind, being the first of its kind.
* WouldHurtAChild: Among the vampires that call him "Master" at the [[spoiler:All Hallows' Eve ball,]] a few of them are undead children.

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* VampireMonarch: Not only is he the most powerful vampire around and lords over pretty much everyone else, it's implied he is the MonsterProgenitor for vampirekind, being the first of its kind.
vampirekind based on his origin and dominion.
* WouldHurtAChild: Among the vampires that call him "Master" at the [[spoiler:All Hallows' Eve ball,]] ball]], a few of them are undead children.

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[[folder:Dr. Moreau]]

A mad scientist that creates monsters.
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* BigBad: Of the From Beneath the Rue Morgue comic.
* KarmaHoudini: He escapes even though his lab was destroyed.
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* StarterVillain: He is the first antagonist encountered by Van Helsing in the film.


* AGodAmI: Part of his motivation is to show that God isn't the only one who can create life.


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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Part of his motivation is to show that God isn't the only one who can create life.


* AGodIAm: Part of his motivation is to show that God isn't the only one who can create life.

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* AGodIAm: AGodAmI: Part of his motivation is to show that God isn't the only one who can create life.


* AdaptationalBadass: One of the entire points to making the film was to reinvent the Van Helsing character into a younger, ActionHero type. [[SmallReferencePools For those who know Dracula]], but [[AdaptationDisplacement not Stoker's Dracula]]: The original Abraham van Helsing was an OmnidisciplinaryScientist who spoke comically broken English. He was well built, but getting on in years, and did not perform any notable act of physical skill; he was purely TheSmartGuy.

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* AdaptationalBadass: One of the entire points to making the film was to reinvent the Van Helsing character into a younger, ActionHero type. [[SmallReferencePools For those who know Dracula]], Dracula, but [[AdaptationDisplacement not Stoker's Dracula]]: The original Abraham van Helsing was an OmnidisciplinaryScientist who spoke comically broken English. He was well built, but getting on in years, and did not perform any notable act of physical skill; he was purely TheSmartGuy.

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* MsFanservice: They're all gorgeous, scantily clad women.


* MercyKill: When he decides to use his [[spoiler:SlowTransformation into a werewolf to his advantage against Dracula, he sends Anna and Carl to retrieve the cure, but also gives Carl a silver stake to kill him with in the event they don't get the cure to him in time.]]

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* MercyKill: MercyKillArrangement: When he decides to use his [[spoiler:SlowTransformation into a werewolf to his advantage against Dracula, he sends Anna and Carl to retrieve the cure, but also gives Carl a silver stake to kill him with in the event they don't get the cure to him in time.]]


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-->'''Van Helsing''': Do they know him? Have they talked with him? Who are they to judge?!


%%* WomanInWhite: Most of the time.

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%%* WomanInWhite: Most of the time.

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