Merseyuser1 on Dec 3rd 2018 at 4:09:47 AM
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Arivne on Dec 6th 2018 at 7:30:17 AM
Page Type: trope
This portrayal will often feature the following tropes:
- Anti-Villain: Occasionally in more modern portrayals that move past Vampire Vords
- Evil Overlord (if it's in a Medieval Stasis-type setting, this could be expected)
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Evil Sounds Raspy
- Family Values Villain (if he has a family)
- The Igor (a Stock Character often seen in Dracula settings)
- Vampire Vords: When Played for Laughs or used in an older setting.
This Dracula portrayal won't be a Generic Doomsday Villain, as he'll have a developed backstory and a motive that's complex.
Sometimes he can be a Vampire Monarch in other settings where it has a more supernatural bent.
- Batman Vampire (part of the Elseworlds imprint of DC Comics) used this trope for its Myth Arc. In this one, Dracula was the Big Bad of the series, and it was not about Batman turning into a vampire, as the title suggests. It got its own The Movie adaptation, detailed below.
- Dracula Untold was a movie that portrayed him as a Dastardly Whiplash Big Bad.
- Van Helsing had Dracula as the Big Bad of the movie and major antagonist, with his main aim being to kill the Valerious family. Compared to some portrayals, he was a Darker and Edgier Knight of Cerebus who was a Blood Knight (literally!)
- The Mini Series Dracula which aired during the lead-up to Christmas 2013, had Dracula as the Villain Protagonist pretending to be a businessman, for a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. However, unlike some portrayals, this tries to humanize him, and make him someone the audience can feel something for, by having him falling in love with an Identical Stranger who looks like his dead ex-wife.
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