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* Why doesn't Dracula just fly away during any of the periods when Van Helsing turns back into a man? He can fly, werewolves can't, and in just a short period of time he'll be able to control Helsing like he's controlled every other werewolf. Plus, he was clearly losing during the periods when Helsing was a werewolf. He gets multiple chances to salvage the situation by simply flying off, and he never does.


** The initial plan probably wasn't to kill the werewolf on the spot, but to capture it alive and ''interrogate'' it once it reverted to human form. Velkan talks to himself while he's posed "helpless" on the stake, and his words imply that he wants to find out why Dracula had sent the werewolf out, in the first place. Just killing it out-of-hand wouldn't answer that question, and the silver bullets only become a necessary recourse when their attempt to trap it in the pit and cage it went all wrong.



*** Also, Helsing regularly goes up against hulking monsters. His knockout darts are probably designed to knock out creatures much larger than a human.

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*** Also, Van Helsing regularly goes up against hulking monsters. His knockout darts are probably designed to knock out creatures much larger than a human.


** 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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** 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.


* Carl never said "As the clock strikes 12." He says "After the first stroke of midnight." Van Helsing could have taken a whole hour to kill Dracula, as long as he bit him before 1:00.

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* ** Carl never said "As the clock strikes 12." He says "After the first stroke of midnight." Van Helsing could have taken a whole hour to kill Dracula, as long as he bit him before 1:00.

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* Carl never said "As the clock strikes 12." He says "After the first stroke of midnight." Van Helsing could have taken a whole hour to kill Dracula, as long as he bit him before 1:00.

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** Or perhaps it follows the lore that vampires need to drain them, then make them imbibe the vampires blood, it's a way for most vampire stories to avoid this exact question, the whole vampirism being TheVirus, caused by just being bit is actually quite a recent thing media timeline-wise.

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*** Also, Helsing regularly goes up against hulking monsters. His knockout darts are probably designed to knock out creatures much larger than a human.

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** Not to mention, just because he wasn't being controlled by Dracula doesn't mean that he was able to control himself as a werewolf. Van Helsing in his wolf form was extremely vicious, and while obviously that's what got the job done there's nothing to say that he wouldn't have attacked Anna just as quickly as Dracula if she'd gotten into the room earlier.

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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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