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Character sheet for Blade. For the comic character, see The Tomb of Dracula.

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Deacon Frost

Portrayed by: Stephen Dorff

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"We should be ruling the humans, not running around making back alley treaties with them. For fuck's sake these people are our food - not our allies."
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A human-turned-vampire who has been making waves in the underworld and his activities have caught the attention of Blade much to the annoyance of the vampire ruling elite. Deacon's ultimate goal is unclear to the Daywalker but there's no doubt he has big changes in mind for the vampire world. Played by Stephen Dorff.


  • Age Lift: The comic version is visibly much older, with grey hair and a beard. The film version...not so much.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Much younger and thinner than his comic counterpart.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Frost's desire to become the avatar of La Magra, leads him to do some really horrible things.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's not exactly quite sane, but more in control than many examples.
  • Bad Boss: Played with. He kills his familiar Krieger and nonchalantly tells Pearl to at least die with some pride. However his familiar Krieger screwed up so monumentally that he arguably became more of a liability than an asset and Pearl is pretty much dead anyways. Not to mention he keeps screw-up Quinn around because he seems genuinely fond of him and does have a soft spot for his mistress Mercury too.
  • Berserk Button:
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    • Bringing up the fact he was merely turned a vampire and not born one.
    • He hates how much everyone (human and vampire) tells him he won't succeed in his plan.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the first film.
  • The Chessmaster: Frost is very good at manipulating people. If not for two very tiny things outside of his knowledge, his plan would have gone off without a hitch.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He manages to succeed in turning into a blood god. But didn't know that Blade had developed new darts that affected vampire's blood. So once Blade got his hands on them and started injecting them into him, Frost's newfound powers ended up working against him since he's made of nothing but blood by that point.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Manages to impressively avoid a few silver bullets directed at his head.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He has both humans and vampires of quite a few races under his employ. Frost even had a black, child vampire sitting on the floor at his party.
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  • Faux Affably Evil: Frost will often put on a facade of courtesy just before committing something suitably evil. The most notable being his final conversion with Dragonetti.
    Deacon: When's the last time you stopped to appreciate a good sunrise? Oh, that's right, you were born a vampire so you've never had the pleasure, have you? It's okay. It's alright. Least we're here together. Share the moment. Which means a lot to me by the way, I mean that.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Twice over even. One, the woman he attacked was Blade's mother just as she gave birth to him. So he ended up creating the very thing that would later end up killing him. And two: while he becomes the avatar of La Magra's power. The magic that powers it is completely blood based. Once Blade realized this, he recover his EDTA darts and hits Frost with a full clip of them, which finishes him off.
  • Human Shield: Uses a child no less.
  • I Want Them Alive: He orders his men to capture Blade alive. Justified in that it's not for some elaborate revenge or torture but because his blood's the key to becoming La Magra.
  • Kryptonite-Proof Suit: Is able to withstand sunlight by liberally applying quite some sunscreen, and when he kills Dragonetti by subjecting him to the sunrise, he wears a full-body suit and helmet.
  • Lack of Empathy: Deacon Frost cares very, very little for anyone who isn't him, notably showing nothing but disdain for Quinn's well-founded fear of Blade. He also doesn't seem to really care about the distress his nasty little joke about taking Quinn's arm causes him.
  • Large Ham: Stephen Dorff enjoyed himself.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Ultimately gets exploded in spectacularly over-the-top fashion.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Frost reveals he was the vampire that attacked Blade's mother thus making him the vampire hybrid he is today.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Frost is good at playing and manipulating others.
  • Mask of Sanity: Frost is calm, relaxed and even pleasant at times. Under that, however, he is a storm of fury and sadism. Notably when he kills Krieger, he behaves like a savage animal, and when pulling out Dragonetti's fangs, he shows clear relish in it.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: He manages to become the avatar of La Magra, but Blade kills him shortly afterwards using EDTA darts.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Humans are just walking happy meals to him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Stephen Dorff in his most attractive form.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: He views humankind as nothing more than cattle, and vampires as the Master Race.
    Frost: Look at 'em. They're cattle; pieces of meat. What difference does it make how their world ends? Plague... war... famine. Morality doesn't even enter into it. We're just a function of natural selection, man. The new race.
  • Not So Stoic: Very reserved and relaxed...and then he shows himself as a vicious, animalistic beast when Krieger pushes him too far with his incompetence.
  • "Pop!" Goes the Human: Injected with EDTA darts, chemicals that affect vampire blood and make them swell like balloons. Blade hits him with a full clip of them and finishes him off with one more to the head. Even La Magra's power couldn't withstand it and Frost goes up like a pinata.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Says the word "fuck" in almost every sentence he makes.
  • Slasher Smile: Frost wears a few epic savage grins when he does something really nasty.
  • The Sociopath: Played with. With his selfishness, ambition and Lack of Empathy, Frost outstrips any other vampire in terms of sheer evilness. Notably while he puts up a good show of caring for Quinn and Mercury, Frost sees their deaths without any expression or reaction and completely ignores they ever existed afterward. Now, this does happen after Frost became the Blood God, so this could be because Deacon Frost died the moment he became the Blood God, or that the Blood God drove Deacon into true sociopathy. It should be noted that right after the transformation, Mercury addresses him by name to see if he's alright, and Deacon-Blood God replies 'Not anymore.'
  • Transhuman Treachery: While it's pretty much a given for any vampire who's been turned to betray their former race, Frost takes it even further. He wants to abandon The Masquerade entirely in favor of subjugating mankind and relegating them to little more than cattle.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Frost has a close relationship with both his evil vampire lovers, Mercury and Vanessa.
  • Verbal Tic: He seems to like saying "fuck" a lot.
  • Villainous Friendship: He gives Quinn a lot of forbearance despite his multiple screw ups and acts fond of him at times. It's ultimately revealed to be hollow on Frost's end when Quinn is decapitated without Frost demonstrating any reaction whatsoever, though this could be because it was Deacon Frost-Blood God and not vanilla Frost.
  • Was Once a Man: He used to be a human.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Blade a chance to stand with him. However, Blade is already aware they need him to awaken the power of La Magra. It's unlikely Frost saw him as a potential ally and probably just wanted an easier means of capturing him. Though Frost did express anger at Blade for making things more difficult, as well as being disgusted with Blade's self-hatred and instance on protecting humans from his own kind.
    Frost: It's a shame, you know? When I think of what you've become, what you should have become. I guess I don't blame you. I mean, with everything that's happened, it's the human side of you that's made you weak. You should've listened to your blood.
    Blade: Say what you want, but I promise you, you'll be dead by dawn.
    Frost: Get him outta here.
  • Wham Line: "You've been looking your whole life for the vampire who bit your mother. Well. Here I am."
  • Would Hurt a Child: Frost takes a little girl hostage when he speaks with Blade and throws her in the path of a truck.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Twice. Firstly he feeds on Krieger after his failure to obtain Karen, not to mention leading Blade straight to them. And secondly Pearl just after Frost gets all the info he needs.
    Deacon: " Pearl, you're history. Have the good grace to die with some fucking dignity."

Quinn

Portrayed by: Donal Logue

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"You can slice him. You can dice him. But the Quinn man just keeps coming!"

One of Deacon Frosts most high ranking minions. Whenever he's around it's a clear sign his boss is involved. A fact which earns him the frequent attention of Blade and comes with the implication that it's the only reason he's still alive. Played by Donal Logue.

  • Beard of Evil: Quinn's nastiness is only emphasized further by his thick red beard.
  • Butt-Monkey: Blade has apparently been abusing him on such a regular basis that by the events of the film he's grown bored of cutting him up and decides to set him on fire. Over the course of the film he suffers further punishment at the hands of Blade and even Karen at one point before finally being decapitated.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He confesses he'll be a "naughty vampire god."
  • Co-Dragons: Alongside Mercury to Frost.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He has a tendency to make some truly bad jokes. Such as when Frost rips out Dragonetti's fangs?
    'Quinn: Sorry you old dog. You just got a little too long in the tooth.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Considering what Blade puts him through regenerating skin and limbs is a "must have" feature for any vampire constantly getting their asses kicked by the Daywalker. Not that it saves him in the end.
    Quinn: "You took my arm man. But it's cool. I got a new one."
  • Off with His Head!: Unwisely charging Blade solo gets him beheaded at the end.
  • Rasputinian Death: Before the decapitation, he is impaled, burned, sliced, beaten, thrown from a train...
  • Sinister Shades: Quinn loves an evil pair of sunglasses, even indoors at night.
  • Smug Snake: Quinn massively overrates his abilities at every opportunity and it keeps costing him.
  • Villainous Friendship: Quinn genuinely considers Frost his best friend, bragging to women he's seducing that he and Frost are like brothers. Frost's feelings towards him are....debatable, but there's no question Quinn's are genuine.
  • You're Insane!: Quinn questions the logic of Frost actually wanting to keep Blade alive.
    "You want him alive? We've been trying to kill this motherfucker for years! Are you out of your fucking mind?!"

Mercury

Portrayed by: Arly Jover

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  • Berserk Button: Implying Deacon doesn't really care about her is a bad idea.
  • Co-Dragons: Alongside Quinn. Interestingly, despite being Frost's lover, she doesn't appear have more authority than Quinn and is in fact the more noticeably worried when Frost comes to speak with them after Blade escapes.
  • Dark Action Girl: Mercury's intro to combat, despite being stripped to her undergarments, is pulling up a gun and shooting at Blade alongside heavily armed men and living to tell the tale. At most opportunities she shows herself to be a talented and powerful fighter as well.
  • Dark Mistress: Mercury is Frost's lover and one of his highest ranking subordinates.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Impressively moves fast enough to avoid Blade's machine gun fire at the bloodbath and does it again when avoiding Karen's shotgun blasts at the temple.
  • Light Is Not Good: Often favors white clothes to match her hair and pale complexion.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Arly Jover is a gorgeous woman and Mercury is often seen in attractive outfits or in various states of undress.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Rendered headless after swallowing some of Karen's garlic laced mace.

Dr. Karen Jenson

Portrayed by: N'Bushe Wright

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"Who are you people?"

A hematologist who ends up bitten in a vampire attack. When Blade decides to save her despite the risks, she resolves to find a cure before she turns. Played by N'Bushe Wright.

  • Action Survivor: Karen manages to escape Zombie!Curtis and then proceeds to take down several vampires in order to free Blade. She even kills Mercury.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "How'd you get that scar, Deacon?"
  • Audience Surrogate: Karen is pretty much how we learn about the setting and the nature of the vampires. Through her we establish that vampires own the police, politicians and have agents everywhere. She also gets a rundown of their weaknesses.
    Karen: "So what do you use then? Stakes? Crosses?"
  • The Bait: Blade deliberately uses her as bait to draw out one of Frost's familiars. Karen is less than impressed by this tactic.
    Karen: "You used me as bait?!"
    Blade: "Get over it."
  • Exact Words: "He moved."
  • Find the Cure!: Karen attempts to use her particular expertise to find a cure for the vampire virus before it turns her. Whistler tells her there is no cure or at least one that doesn't involve a eating a bullet. He's wrong as Karen succeeds and manages to cure herself. However the cure only works on people who were infected and thus the exact effects on Blade would be unclear. Karen believes it would either kill him or leave him a normal human.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is quite smart and is capable of kicking some ass in her own right.
  • Hospital Hottie: In addition to being a hematologist, she's also quite gorgeous.
  • The Not-Love Interest: She and Blade are explicitly not romantic and are never shown to think of one another that way.
  • Omni Disciplinary Scientist: Averted. Her expertise is strictly in hematology which is fortunate considering the problem is blood related.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Lampshaded by Karen. Whilst she clearly ran a number of tests on infected blood samples first, when the moment of truth came she had to simply try it on herself. Wholly justified by the fact she was motivated by desperation and a lack of time. The fact she produced a viable cure at all before she turned was a miracle in of itself.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: Karen isn't mentioned at all in the next films. Though some of her work such as the vampire virus cure and discovering anticoagulants were lethal to vampires do in fact carry over, the fact she pioneered such things isn't mentioned.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From a victim to having a body count of multiple vampires. Not bad.
  • Working with the Ex: It's made clear near the start of the film she'd recently broke up with fellow doctor Curtis at the hospital she worked for. Things were still a little awkward.

Dragonetti

Portrayed by: Udo Kier

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"I was born a vampire, as was every other member of this house. But you Frost... you were merely turned."

A vampire Elder who clashes with Deacon Frost over his lack of respect for their traditions and authority. He also looks down on him due to him being made into a vampire rather than been born a "pureblood" like himself. Played by Udo Kier.

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Courtesy of being forced to witness the sunrise for the first time in his life by Frost, after having his fangs ripped out of his mouth.
  • Defiant to the End: Despite facing certain death he still doesn't think Frost will accomplish anything. Much to Frost's annoyance.
    Dragonetti: Do what you want, Frost. It doesn't make any difference.
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on Frost for merely being made a vampire as opposed to being born one. No doubt Dragonetti belonged to a long line of "purebloods".
    Dragonetti: "You will never be pureblood! You will never rule us!"
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He saw keeping the majority of humanity unaware of the vampires via The Masquerade and secret alliances with politicians as essential to their survival. Whereas he saw Frost's actions as dangerous and detrimental to a way of life that had kept them safe for thousands of years.

Pearl

Portrayed by: Eric Edwards

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"He's going to kill me! You need me, Frost! You need me!"

A massively obese vampire who acts as record keeper. His talents are being utilised by Deacon Frost. Played by Eric Edwards.

  • Blatant Lies: His attempt to cover up Frost's research fools no one.
    Pearl: "That's nothing, it's routine research. Actually, it's a videogame." *blasted with the UV light*
    Blade: "That must've hurt."
    Pearl: "It's a fragment, a piece of the prophecy!"
    Blade: "What prophecy?"
    Pearl: "Oh, I'm not sure. There's so many out—" *gets blasts with the UV light again*
    * Later*
    Blade: *walks towards an armored door* What's in here?
    Pearl: "Nothing! It's a storeroom. But you're wasting your time. There's nothing of importance to anyone."
    Blade: "Then you won't mind if I take a peek?"
    Pearl: "Nooooo!!!" *gets fried by the UV light*
  • Butt-Monkey: Pearl's only time on-screen is to get interrogated by Blade and fried by Karen if he doesn't play along. He's too fat to run or fight, so he has to just take it.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He's slowly burnt alive by an industrial UV lamp.
  • Fan Disservice: No-one, not the characters and least of all the audience is thankful for the sight of a naked Pearl.
  • Fat Bastard: This is likely to be the first and last time you see an incredibly obese vampire.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Is at the receiving end of this, as he is conveniently the primary researcher for Frost's scheme.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Probably one of the worst attempts you're ever likely to witness. Pearl doesn't fool anyone and only gets himself roasted by a UV lamp for his tame efforts.
    Pearl: It's a fragment, a piece of the prophecy!
    Blade: What prophecy?
    Pearl: Oh I'm not really sure, there's so many of them...*screams in agony*


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