A list of main characters, recurring and supporting characters that appear through the Anno Dracula novels, short stories and comics. Some of the characters are original from Kim Newman, others are borrowed and expanded on from various works of fiction. Which is which will be noted.
First Appearing In Anno Dracula
- "Somewhere between diplomacy and war there is the Diogenes Club."
A dutiful English soldier of the British Empire and gentleman agent for the Diogenes Club. The protagonist of Anno Dracula. Appears in Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula Cha Cha Cha as a POV character. He is an original character to the series.
- Badass Normal: Maintains the willpower to reject repeated offers to become a Vampire through his entire life. While lacking the powers of a Vampire, he makes up for it in raw skill and cleverness, generally preferring to use his brain to win instead of fighting alone.
- Cool Sword: Walks around with a sword disguised as a cane and knows how to use it. Later has it silvered to be more efficient against his Vampire enemies.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Is forever haunted by the death of his beloved late wife, Pamela, who died in childbirth with their son. Carries the grief of it with him through the series.
- Gentleman Adventurer: His manners and style are as sharp as his thrill for adventure.
- Ideal Hero: Never succumbs to Dracula's corruptive influence the way many other of the heroes in the series do, always proving himself to be the better man.
- The Hero: The protagonist of the first three novels and easily one of the series best overall human beings.
- The Hero Dies: Dies peacefully at the age of 105 in Dracula Cha Cha Cha, surrounded by the most important vampire women of his life.
- Worthy Opponent: During his active career, Fu Manchu went so far as to offer Beauregard assistance under the right circumstances, and after his death Dracula himself sent a card expressing his condolences to Beauregard's funeral.
- "I've picked up many professions over the years. I've been a whore, a soldier, a singer, a geographer, a criminal. Whatever has seemed best. Now, doctoring seems best. My father, my true father, was a doctor, and I was his apprentice. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Sophia Jex-Blake aren't the first women ever to practice medicine, you know."
A worldly wise French Lady Elder Vampire from the Chandagnac bloodline, and a doctor. Turned Vampire in 1432 at the age of 16. The deuteragonist of Anno Dracula. Later comes back as the protagonist, taking over the role. Appears in Anno Dracula, Dracula Cha Cha Cha, Johnny Alucard and One Thousand Monsters. Her original source material is Warhammer Fantasy, where her character was also created by Kim Newman, albeit a different version of the character.
- Classical Antihero: A kind, gentle, moral, wise, loving Vampire Elder serving as a doctor, taking care of the less fortunate. Beneath her warm surface she suffers from deep shame and insecurity of her vampiric nature, her past, her red thirst, believing herself to be little different from Dracula himself.
- The Empath: Though she can't shapeshift like vampires of Dracula's lineage, she can read emotions so accurately it often borders on straight-up mind reading, depending on the subject of her companion's thoughts.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: One of the few truly good people in the series, in spite of her own insecurities, this trope is especially evident when she is seen through Kostaki's eyes.(He saw her face - fair as her spirit. He remembered her strength, her gentleness, her refusal to back down, her grace and wit...)
- Has a Type: Soldiers, men in uniform, as wryly noted by Christina Light, in reference to Charles and Kostaki. Although her shame of her vampire nature at the time tends to make her prefer humans, she admits in One Thousand Monsters that she could love Kostaki, after he saves her from false imprisonment, and tension is implied.
- Jeanne d'Archétype: The fact that she grew up in Brittany around the Hundred Years' War seems significant, although she confirms that Joan was a different person. note
- Lady and Knight: The Lady half of the trope that silently forms between her and Captain Kostaki in One Thousand Monsters.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Due to her age she possesses immense physical strength, in spite of having the physique of a slender teenage girl.
A grim, honorable, introspective Romanian Elder Vampire warrior who has fought in many bloody conflicts over the years. Part of Prince Dracula's elite Carpathian Guard. Appears as a POV in Anno Dracula, has a cameo in The Bloody Red Baron and returns in promoted capacity as the deuteragonist in One Thousand Monsters. His original source material is Alexandre Dumas' The Pale Lady.
- Anti-Hero: A deeply honorable, courageous, righteous and respectful but personally troubled warrior serving as one of Vlad Tepes' long time Carpathian Guards. Struggles with his honor, his past, his place in the increasingly modernizing world, his feelings and his decisions as time goes on. Evident and hinted at in Anno Dracula, and emphasized in One Thousand Monsters where he undergoes significant character insight and development.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears a black greatcoat as part of his Carpathian Guard uniform. Still wears one after defecting, albeit stripped of it's insignia.
- Bald of Awesome: Chops his hair and facial hair off by One Thousand Monsters following his defection from the Carpathian Guard.
- Barbarian Longhair: Has long black hair and facial hair in Anno Dracula.
- Bash Brothers: Him and his cousin in darkness Mr Bats during the battle of Yokai Town, as well as him and his Freemason Brother Sergeant Dravot.
- Blood Knight: Becomes this in the midst of battle during One Thousand Monsters. Genevieve notes that battle is his home.
- Cool Sword: Carries a silvered Portuguese Carrack's Black Sword, also referred to as a crab sword or colhona, complete with hooks on either side of the hilt to catch opponents swords, which he makes use of. Acquired it during his Knights Templar days and kept it with him ever since.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Dorakuraya uses his telepathic brainwashing powers to play on this in Kostaki, forcing him to decide between his loyalty to the Knights Templar and Dracula, or Genevieve Dieudonne. He ultimately chooses the latter, breaking the villain's hold over him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His many years of service to Prince Dracula hold this. He carries fond memories of the Prince, how he turned Kostaki into a great warrior, gave him the chance to be something more than a poor Romanian farmer, but it is implied through his POV chapters in One Thousand Monsters that he came to harbor deep regret, pain and shame to have served as long as he has for the Prince. Especially given Dracula abandoned his principles, became increasingly monstrous and used and betrayed everyone and everything, including the Knights Templar Order that Kostaki was proud to be apart of. It's to the point that Kostaki is the last of the known Carpathian Vampire Elders with a code of honor, described as being stubbornly idealistic and a ronin by Genevieve following his defection from his old group.
- Declaration of Protection: A non verbal example, when he believes that Genevieve is in danger in Yokai Town. Although it turns out to be a false alarm and a trick, it is his intent and reaction to the perceived danger that counts.
- Defector from Decadence: Following his wrongful imprisonment in Anno Dracula, he briefly rejoined the Carpathian Guard, a changed man. Seeing and recognizing it for what it really was, he got himself thrown out of it on purpose by refusing to conform to what it had become under General Iorga, leaving Dracula's Empire altogether.
- Determinator: He will fight on regardless of how hopeless things might seem. Lives in constant pain from the silver shards in his leg, forces himself through it day by day. Part of the reason he is able to break free of another Vampire's telepathic control over him in One Thousand Monsters.
- Deuteragonist: Promoted to this in One Thousand Monsters.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Forms between Kostaki and Sergeant Daniel Dravot in One Thousand Monsters. It comes off as a surprise to Genevieve and the reader, given what happened between them in Anno Dracula, but Kostaki's POV chapters reveal that they turned out to be Freemason Brothers. Part of their vows being that they are not allowed to kill one another. A strong friendship forms between them born of their brotherhood, pursuing the mysteries of Yokai Town together, bantering, singing and fighting Samurai and Ninjas.
- Honor Before Reason: Present and lampshaded by Genevieve who refers to him as an 'honorable fool'. Instead of executing Dorakuraya right away after breaking his hold over him, he stands back, allowing a duel between Dorakuraya and his good samurai brother. Dorakuraya immediately shows his dishonorable nature by stabbing a nearby unarmed Yokai female who was vital to their mission, nearly dooming it. Kostaki and Mr Bats promptly cut him down together the moment he reveals himself as a dishonorable opponent.
- Hidden Depths: Revealed to have this through Anno Dracula and One Thousand Monsters. Despite his grim, silent, intimidating exterior to others, his POV chapters show he is a man of deep principles, romance and beliefs, holding on to them tightly.
- I Call It "Vera": Defied. Genevieve's narration in One Thousand Monsters has her wonder if he has named his sword something like Gut-cutter, Raven-brand or Skull-splicer, as most Carpathians did. Kostaki's thoughts later reveal that the sword was nameless.
- Knight Templar: Revealed to be part of the order in One Thousand Monsters, and by extent also a Freemason Brother.
- Lady and Knight: Is the knight half of this trope that forms between him and Genevieve in One Thousand Monsters. Especially fitting, as they are both Medieval era born Vampire Elders. He refers to her often in thought and dialogue as 'Lady Genevieve' or 'My Lady Elder'.
- Love Epiphany: Although it becomes apparent to the reader through One Thousand Monsters that Kostaki has fallen for Genevieve, he is the last person in the cast to find out when he is telepathically manipulated into stabbing her, and looks into her eyes, realizing what he has done. What he feels for her.
- Kostaki, I Am Your Father In Darkness: Played with. Anno Dracula reveals that he had his throat torn out by a monster on a battlefield where Kostaki was fighting with Vlad Tepes against the Turks, and that the monster was bleeding from wounds, the blood falling into his mouth and resurrecting him as a vampire. One Thousand Monsters has Kostaki, when his mind is being affected by telepathy, reveal that he was mentally repressing his origin, the true sight he saw the first time he became a vampire. Dracula standing over him, cutting open his hand and feeding it to his dying troops, raising his army of vampires on the battlefield, revealing him to be Kostaki's Father In Darkness. And undoubtedly the one who tore out his throat and turned him against his will to begin with. Kostaki is forced to admit to himself at last that he is the Impaler's bastard son.
- Mysterious Past: In Anno Dracula his long lived past is alluded to several times, particularly his old life as a warrior who fought for the Christians against the Ottomans. At one point he also mentions he spent six decades in the Château d'If. Much more light and plot importance is shed upon it in One Thousand Monsters, with the revelation he is a Knight Templar and Freemason Brother, and spent many years serving each, inbetween serving Dracula. Another thing noted of his past in his thoughts under the influence of telepathy is that in regards to Dracula's Brides they had 'mouths he knew well'.
- Nice Hat: Wears a tasseled fez in Anno Dracula, a helmet in The Bloody Red Baron and a shako and Japanese straw hat in One Thousand Monsters.
- Not So Different: From Beauregard, as highlighted by Genevieve in One Thousand Monsters. In spite of their obvious surface differences, a handsome human gentleman and a grim vampire warrior. Genevieve refers to both as stalwart adventurers, and that she shared a similar adventure with the two, Beauregard in Anno Dracula and Kostaki in One Thousand Monsters. Both are soldiers with troubled pasts, struggling with their honor and responsibility's, trying to do what is right in a chaotic world. Princess Christina Light even teases Genevieve further about their similarity's by referring to her love of men in uniform. The two men only meet once in passing in The Bloody Red Baron, and no words are exchanged.
- Only One Name: Kostaki. It isn't revealed if this is a first or last name.
- Put on a Bus: Apart from a cameo in The Bloody Red Baron, he does not appear again as a POV character until 2017's One Thousand Monsters, a 25 year absence, returning in a promoted capacity.
- The Quiet One: Although he can be conversational, he generally speaks more candidly to individuals only, and is mostly quiet during group exchanges. Best highlighted by Genevieve's simple observation of him in Anno Dracula, while his violent comrades are boasting, threatening others as well as her at a bar.Kostaki alone remained silent. Eyes forever watchful.
- Really 700 Years Old: 400+ year old Vampire Elder, as of Anno Dracula, being one of Dracula's loyal soldiers in his war against the Turks.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are described as looking like glassy red marbles, especially when annoyed or angered.
- Self-Restraint: His honor forces him to comply with being falsely arrested for Inspector Mackenzie's murder by Sergeant Dravot. He allows himself to be handcuffed, with it being noted that the cuffs were purely formal, that he could escape any time. This is inverted in One Thousand Monsters where it is Genevieve falsely arrested for murder. Kostaki stops Dravot from shooting the police, and works to keep the peace, as Genevieve also allows herself to be taken away. When another murder happens while she is behind bars, the incompetent leader of the police still stupidly believes she is the killer. It is at this point, when it is clear that the leader has failed to apply justice and basic common sense, that Kostaki gathers a band of Vampires and Yokai and breaks her out of jail.
- The Sleepless: As of One Thousand Monsters, he has not slept in five years since swearing off drinking blood.
- Song of Courage: Sings a pretty badass and meaningful one during the battle of One Thousand Monsters. It works, rallying the forces he is leading, and causing them to break out into their own songs."The Dragon's son goes forth to war, a golden crown to gain. His blood-red banner streams afar- Who follows in his train? To meet the tyrant's brandished steel The lion's gory mane; Who'll bow their heads the death to feel to follow in his train?"
- Super Strength: Has inhuman strength as an Elder Vampire. Tore a locked, heavy door off it's hinges effortlessly with a single punch while storming a brothel to make arrests.
- Token Good Teammate: The personification of this trope in Anno Dracula, compared to his barbaric fellow Carpathian Guards. Although he follows Dracula and carries out his orders, he silently judges his more bloodthirsty comrades actions in his POV chapters, questioning the honor of it all, and displaying disgust for their ways. He is the sole Carpathian Guard to show Genevieve deep respect when she bests some of them in a bar scuffle they started in the first place. It is further expanded upon in One Thousand Monsters, the reasons he has this honor that sets him apart from his fellow Carpathians.
- Trademark Food: Bassett's Aniseed Imperials.
- Undying Loyalty: To the Order of the Knights Templar/Freemasons and to Lady Genevieve.
- Vegetarian Vampire: Following his release from prison, by the time of One Thousand Monsters Kostaki has privately sworn off of drinking blood again. As of that novel, he hasn't succumbed to his red thirst in five years, instead chewing aniseed's as a substitute.As a vampire elder, he discovered he grew stronger through starvation. Dracula's get knew something they never talked of. They drank human blood not because they needed to, but because they wanted to. Needing was no shame. Wanting was weakness.
- Walking the Earth: Genevieve states her belief in 1900 that he will do this following his eventful journey in One Thousand Monsters. Whether he does it or not, the Bloody Red Baron reveals that by 1918 he has settled back into his old role as an elite Guardsman in the UK... albeit for Prime Minister Ruthven instead of Prince Dracula's Carpathian Guard.
- I meant to destroy a monster. Not become one.
A mentally disturbed surgeon and co worker of Genevieve's working in London during Prince Dracula's rule. Revealed to be the serial killer Jack The Ripper from the start of the novel. The antagonist of Anno Dracula, the only novel he appears in. His original source material is Bram Stoker's Dracula, combined with the real world Jack The Ripper.
- Deadly Doctor: One of the first clues to Jack's identity is his surgical skill and precision. Bonus points for going exclusively after vampire targets.
- The Lost Lenore: Can't get past Lucy Westenra. He even starts calling every woman he talks to "Lucy" as his condition deteriorates.
- Tragic Villain: What he does is horrible, but he does it because he's suffering a psychotic breakdown due to guilt over Lucy's death.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Something he learned from THE van Helsing.
A narcissistic, scheming, sociopathic aide to Prime Minister Ruthven. Appears only in Anno Dracula, as a POV character. His original source material is Bram Stoker's Dracula.
- Adaptational Villainy: He was one of the group who opposed Dracula in the original novel, but in this adaptation he has become a vampire himself, planning to destroy Dracula and other vampires just for his own benefit; Newman notes in an interview that he chose Holmwood as the most likely of the original heroes to 'defect' as Holmwood's only contribution to the group was his title and his connection to Lucy, where all other characters had some relevant skill or other.
- Social Climber: Turned vampire for social advancement. Since he was part of van Helsing's vampire-hunter crew, this probably went a ways towards saving his own neck.
- We Used to Be Friends: The last conversation he has with Seward before the latter Silver Knifes him is about how they used to hunt vampires together.
A mysterious, capable, deadly spy of the Diogenes Club. Supporting character who appears in Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and One Thousand Monsters. His original source material is Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King.
A rebellious free spirited reporter and journalist, working against Dracula's regime. Appears in Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron, Dracula Cha Cha Cha, Johnny Alucard and Seven Days Of Mayhem. She was originally a cut character from Bram Stoker's Dracula novel, characterized and developed in Anno Dracula instead.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Had a huge crush on Charles since girlhood. It doesn't ever really work out between them, though they both make it clear that they still mean a lot to each other.
- Ascended Extra: A character from Bram Stoker's original manuscript from Dracula who didn't even make it into the final version. Here she's a major supporting-cum-main character.
- Good Bad Girl: Despite being shy, mousy, and reasonably proper for her Victorian upbringing, she lost her virginity with her employer out of wedlock and has several casual partners over the course of the series. Just not the one she wanted.
- Intrepid Reporter: Her career gets her into some pretty unsavory places.
- Oireland: Irish and inherited some passion for republican independence from her father.
Beauregard's ambitious socialite fiance. Appears in Anno Dracula, Dracula Cha Cha Cha, Johnny Alucard and Seven Days Of Mayhem. She is an original character to the series.
- Alpha Bitch: Was this growing up. Still is one, sometimes.
- Break the Haughty: Turns vampire to spite Charles for not paying attention to her. She gets to enjoy it for a few hours before drinking diseased blood and getting almost fatally sick for months. She survives, still a bit haughty but quite a bit wiser.
- Social Climber: In the first book, she's fixed on the idea of being turned for social advancement despite her husband's obvious discomfort with the idea.
- Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on Charles with Lord Godalming out of spite. Charles admits he's not really in a good position to complain about it, considering the time he spends with Genevieve, and is thankful they can call the whole thing off without a lawsuit.
An opportunistic, calculating elder Vampire who has become Prime Minister of the British Empire during Dracula's rule. Appears in Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Seven Days Of Mayhem, and is mentioned in every book. His original source material is John William Polidori's The Vampyre.
- Sleazy Politician: And immortal, so he's never out of office for good.
Spymaster and chessmaster leader of the Diogenes Club, brother of The Great Detective, and Charles Beauregard's superior. Appears in Anno Dracula and The Bloody Red Baron. His original source material is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.
A smug, scheming government employee working for Prime Minister Ruthven's police state. Appears in Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Seven Days Of Mayhem. His original source material is John Haye's 1972 film Grave of the Vampire.
A blustering, incompetent, impertinent General running Prince Dracula's Elite Carpathian Guard. Appears in Anno Dracula, Dracula Cha Cha Cha and Seven Days Of Mayhem. His original source material is in Bob Kelljan' 1970 film Count Yorga, Vampire.
An ancient Chinese Vampire Elder working as an assassin in the employ of Fu Manchu. Appears in Anno Dracula and One Thousand Monsters. His original source material is Ricky Lau's 1985 film Mr. Vampire.
An ancient, monstrous Carpathian Elder Vampire in Dracula's inner circle, and Governor of the Tower of London during Dracula's rule. Appears in Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron, Johnny Alucard and Seven Days Of Mayhem. His original source material is F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu, the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula novel.
Greater scope villain of the series, and the cause of it by seizing the British Empire and drawing back the veil over vampires. His original source material is Bram Stoker's Dracula combined with the real world Dracula inspiration Vlad The Impaler.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He is described as a giant in the first movie's climax.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In this timeline, Dracula prevailed over the novel's main heroes, turns Mina into his bride and proceeded to create his vampire army to take over England.
- Domestic Abuse: Poor Victoria is chained to his throne, turned into a slave/prisoner in her own palace, and implied to be sexually abused by Dracula.
- Dracula: The one and only. Curiously, he is described as a combination of all fictional depictions of him ever.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To the Central Powers during World War I in The Bloody Red Baron. While he serves as supreme general of his armies and holding the title of Graf ("Count" in German), he was considered the true mastermind of the conflict and more dangerous than his superiors. In fact, characters believe the war wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for him.
- Evil Overlord: As Prince-Consort and Lord Protector, he oppresses Great Britain with iron fist and uses impalement as primary method of punishment.
- Faux Affably Evil: His smile is described as "persuasive, but behind it were his fangs".
- Greater-Scope Villain: The current state of the world owns its existence to him, but the protagonists don't initially confront him, as they are focusing on the Silver Knife serial killer.
- Plaguemaster: His bloodline is extremely unstable and kills a lot of those who join it (partially due to sub-par Victorian medicine). He's probably not doing it deliberately, but he doesn't seem bothered by it either.
- Polyamory: Even after marrying Queen Victoria, he still keeps his vampire brides which includes Mina Harker, Sadie Thompson, Mata Hari and several others.
- Serial Spouse: Even having a large number of concubines, he still married officially with other women countless times.
- Vampire Monarch: Following his power grab, vampires came out of the woodwork and now become part of British society.
- Villainous Breakdown: At the end of Anno Dracula, Charles kills Queen Victoria and effectively dissolves Dracula's claim to the throne. He doesn't take it at all well.
First Appearing In The Bloody Red Baron
Agent and aviator for the Diogenes Club, Beaugarde's protege. Appears in The Bloody Red Baron and mentioned in Dracula Cha Cha Cha. He is an original character to the series.
The real life man himself, as a vampire and placed into the Anno Dracula universe. Appears in The Bloody Red Baron, where he's hired by the Germans to ghostwrite the Red Baron's autobiography, and Dracula Cha Cha Cha.
- Been There, Shaped History: Fought in the Civil War on the Confederate side (the real Poe died before the war started, but spent his last days in Baltimore, which historically did have more than a few rebel sympathizers).
- Creative Sterility: In Bloody Red Baron, he hasn't written since turning (though it's not clear if this is due to vampirization, or just the consequent sobriety). Might have gotten over it by the third book, where he's apparently started writing screenplays.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Dislikes his middle name. It reminds him of his hated stepfather.
The infamous World War One flying ace himself, as a vampire and the direct titular antagonist of The Bloody Red Baron. Appears only in that novel.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Much colder and more emotionally stunted than his real-life contemporaries described him note
- Bat Out of Hell: What he becomes as a result of German mad science.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Displays cold, quiet contempt for his superiors and those who transformed him, everyone fawning over him like a celebrity and those using him, but continues to do his duty and fight for Germany all the same.
- Straight Edge Evil: Given a chance to drink from Mata Hari, he's not merely uninterested but actually uncomfortable. Nothing seems to motivate him anymore besides flying, and his own brother states that something about him is no longer human.
- Super Soldier: Basically. He is part of an experiment in which he feeds on vampire Mata Hari; blending two bloodlines gives him the ability to turn into a giant biplane-bat.
- Tragic Monster: A grim, introspective, professional soldier transformed through vampire science into an inhuman flying monster by his superiors to fight for his country.
A vampire aviator for the Allies of World War One, and the future famous vigilante hero known as The Shadow. Appears in The Bloody Red Baron and is mentioned in Dracula Cha Cha Cha. His original source material is Walter B. Gibson's The Shadow.
First Appearing In Dracula Cha Cha Cha
- The Ace: Subverted. He has trouble keeping up with the previously-established main characters.
- The Casanova: Seduces a bridesmaid in Cha Cha Cha, but has no luck with Genevieve.
- Expy: Haven't guessed who he's supposed to be? Well, "Hamish" is the Scottish equivalent of "James". Get it now?
- Tuxedo and Martini: Based on/IS the guy who basically invented the trope, so yeah.
First Appearing In Johnny Alucard
A young Romanian boy whom Dracula turned. After winding up working on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula movie, he gains passage to America, where he decides to continue the work of his father-in-darkness. He is primarily inspired by the character of the same name from Dracula A.D. 1972, with some elements of the villain in Son of Dracula and others.
- Been There, Shaped History: Hung out with Andy Warhol. Implied to have killed Nancy Spungen and framed Sid Vicious. Bankrolled several famous directors.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Becomes a film producer using money he made selling his own refined blood as a drug. His endgame is to complete a ritual that will allow Dracula to live again through him.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Called "The Count" for his compulsive habit of thoroughly counting money as soon as he acquires it.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Started as some poor, young Romanian schmuck named Ion Popescu. Wound up becoming a vampire drug lord and then Dracula's conduit to return from death.
- Generation Xerox: What his "father" was to Victorian Britain, he is becoming for 1970s America. At some point he becomes all but indistinguishable from the original count.
A young girl and serial killer of vampires in Los Angeles during the early 80s. A major antagonist in story The Other Side of Midnight. In case the name didn't tip you off, she's basically a Lawyer-Friendly Cameo of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- The Chosen One: Subverted. She's not chosen or anything; her "Overseer" is just messing with her head.
- Expy: As with Hamish Bond, there's no doubt about who she's supposed to be despite the name change. She even has a stuffy British school librarian to serve as Giles stand-in (the initials are even almost the same, despite that stand-in being a pre-existing fictional character).
- Girly Bruiser: A typical chirpy Valley Girl who is also a vampire hunter.
- Pungeon Master: Her banter can border on the really lame at times.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Imagine Buffy the Vampire Slayer kept killing vampires in a world where they're a struggling minority demographic.
- Unwitting Pawn: To her "Overseer", who happens to be Ernset Ralph Gorse, the conniving con artist from Patrick Hamilton's Gorse Trilogy.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Pick a fight with Johnny Alucard. This ends with Kit's death and Holly becoming his new Dark Mistress.
- Continuity Snarl: Implied to have taken the names "Sid and Nancy" at some point in their careers, but Johnny meets the Sid and Nancy in a different story well before meeting them.
- Hive Mind: What Holly becomes with Alucard, after Kit dies. At times she feels like her own mind just isn't there anymore.
- In Love with Your Carnage: This for each other.
- Outlaw Couple: Pretty much every outlaw couple in fiction, in fact. Their original names might have been Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.