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** It was going to be made even more explicit with a scene of Van Helsing taking his shirt off facing away from Anna and she was to notice he has two large scars at his shoulder blades.

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** Because he was losing control. That's kind of the whole thing about werewolves -- it's not about being "weak willed," eventually, you ''will'' lose control to the beast. Plus, Anna was running at him, arm raised with the syringe -- which, to an animal's instincts, looks a hell of a lot like she's attacking him.

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* Why is it at the end, Werewolf Van Helsing kills Anna? up until that point he had been in almost complete control, able to concentrate on Dracula, it's shown that it takes a good few hours into the transformation for them to become evil/corrupted, and that was with Annas' apparently "weak willed" brother, Van Helsing clealry had the willpower to refrain from attacking, but no, right after midnight he apparently goes all rabid.

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** Also, as to "Is Drac a troll...?" Well, in this movie alone, we see him deliberately let himself get impaled in the chest twice, just to smile and taunt his attacker. So, yes, I can totally buy that Dracula politely greeted previous Valerious vampire hunters, stood there, let them splash him, club him, burn him and impale him -- maybe even acted like he was being seriously harmed -- and then stood up, brushed off his coat and chastised them for being so rude.


*** To add onto this Anna probably wore these type of shoes all her life being from the royalty that ruled Romania or at least. Considering the time she spends with the public (and the fact even her corset dress is sort of fancy), it was probably to show the public she's upperclass and since she's likely more used to these boots than normal flat shoes, she probably feels more comfort wearing them for a prolonged period tan regular shoes.

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*** To add onto this Anna probably wore these type of shoes all her life being from the royalty that ruled Romania or at least. Considering the time she spends with the public (and the fact even her corset dress is sort of fancy), it was probably to show the public she's upperclass and since she's likely more used to these boots than normal flat shoes, she probably feels more comfort wearing them for a prolonged period tan than regular shoes.


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*** So who were ''they'' eating? 1 or 2 people a month wouldn't go very far with that many vampires.

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** And what's stopping Dracula from hunting down whoever he gets pregnant and killing them? And again, maybe there weren't any women willing to have kids with Velkan - and he doesn't seem like the sort to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil force the issue]].


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** Exactly. When Carl first suggest it, Anna tries to shoot him down by saying "Dracula has been using werewolves to do his bidding for centuries".


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** Yep that seems to be the case. He goes from hamming it up over Marishka's death to calmly saying "I am hollow".


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** And since the family is destined to kill Dracula, any attempt at killing him has probably been recorded so the next attempts don't waste time trying the same things.


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** They're clearly relishing the chance to bite her when they have her cornered. Aleera taunts Anna [[spoiler: right before Anna stakes her]]. Basically they want to kill her dramatically.

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** Maybe they only look like that because they're still infants and with time they'll grow into vampires like Dracula with a human form ontop of the demonic bat form rather then his converts who are all human primarily with a demon bat form they can assume? Then they have all his extra strengths, none of the weaknesses of the vampires turned from humans, and they're Dracula's direct biological descendants.

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** It seems to me that he's been siring vampires for years and boy have they piled up. He may have had this as his intent all along. But only now has a man as brilliant as Victor Frankenstein come along to bring the plan to fruition. And Dracula, root of all evil, doesn't really mind if everybody in the world is now meat for his progeny.

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** In the original story, Frankenstein's goal was to find a way to resurrect the dead so that he could bring his wife back to life. The Monster was only a prototype for this. Since Dracula was funding his research, Frankenstein didn't seem to realise the extent of Dracula's monstrous plan. Perhaps Dracula told him that with his research, he could cure vampires such as himself and his brides and it wasn't until later that Frankenstein realised he intended to bring still-born vampires to life.

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** Who's to say they haven't already done that years ago? And now they're almost out of silver.

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**** To add onto this Anna probably wore these type of shoes all her life being from the royalty that ruled Romania or at least. Considering the time she spends with the public (and the fact even her corset dress is sort of fancy), it was probably to show the public she's upperclass and since she's likely more used to these boots than normal flat shoes, she probably feels more comfort wearing them for a prolonged period tan regular shoes.

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*** If Dracula went around killing any werewolf he had control over instead of controlling it, people might make the connection regarding his weakness faster. That or he might have just been arrogant about it and liked to rub it in fate's face that he was able to so easily control his one weakness.


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*** Since the dart worked on him, apparently yes he does have blood. Just not in his head.

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** Traveling by water is presumably safer for him than using the roads. I assume that he's hardier than a normal person and thus better able to survive on a tiny raft?

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*** I've heard that, if the tip of the heel is square and you're used to wearing them, high heels can actually give you more purchase in the ground and help you run faster. I don't know if that especially applies to Anna's case, but still.

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** He explicitly states that his brides are insisting on it, which implies that it was their idea. Also, there are ''thousands'' of offspring, which he animates all in one go. Also, his offspring might be different from the humans he has turned, he was certainly tougher than his brides, maybe his offspring would develop similar durability at some point. We know that the devil resurrected him, maybe the children were part of some scheme or another. That could explain why he's kicking it up a notch compared to the last 400 years.

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