** Bertrand can be ''incredibly'' cunning, attempting to kill Erin and frame Ingrid to stop her [[DistractedByTheSexy distracting Vlad from his studies]]. [[spoiler: Even when the plan fails, Vlad and Erin still believe Ingrid was responsible - to the extent that they apologise to Bertrand for suspecting him!]]
*** He seems somewhat less so, admittedly, after he is OutGambitted by the Count, who [[MisBlamed blames him]] for the actions of new Vlad.
** Also, Vlad in series 3, especially [[spoiler: when he goes bad.]]
--->'''Count Dracula:''' How do I know I can trust you?
--->'''Vlad:''' Oh great, after all these years I'm ''finally'' the son you want me to be and you don't trust me. Make up your mind, Daddy. Which Vlad do you want? The old fangless wimp you could trust with your grandmother or ''me''?
*** The new merged Vlad is no slouch either.
** On the other hand, Piers gives her what her she hasn't had for almost her entire life: affection. Considering that her father and mother have either ignored her or treated her ''extremely'' cruelly, the fact that she managed to find someone who genuinely cares for her convinces her to stay at Garside.
*** Except it's not affection so much as obsession. As mentioned, Piers is a StalkerWithACrush, and Ingrid's entire character was destroyed just to make it happen. For example, she's transformed from an incredibly strong, self-reliant young woman to a terrified wreck when she's lost in the tunnels just so Piers can rescue her.
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