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     Damaskinos 

Eli Damaskinos

Portrayed by: Thomas Kretschmann

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"Who do you think God really favors in the web? The spider or the fly?"

Overlord Damaskinos is a powerful vampire elder who seeks out a truce with Blade in order to deal with the Reaper threat. It's clear from the outset however that his true intentions are far more sinister.

  • Alien Blood: Green. Bizarrely due to censors demanding less gore to get an R rating. Considering all the gallons of bloodshed featured throughout, it seems pretty pointless.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Especially when your ambition is to make vampires invincible.
  • Bald of Evil: Not a hair on his head and thoroughly evil.
  • Beauty Inversion: Thomas Kretschmann is actually quite handsome, but is biven makeup for the film that makes him look like a wizened old vampire.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Though Nomak proves the bigger threat to Blade and the world in general, he has Damaskinos' scheming to thank for it.
  • Blood Bath: He enjoys bathing in a particularly huge bath filled with blood. Doesn't even bother taking off his robe first.
  • Canon Foreigner: Damaskinos is unique to Blade II. Although he is not far character wise from a multitude of "Vampire Elders" who have shown up over the years in comics.
  • Dirty Coward: Once Nyssa locks them both in the room for Nomak to find, he's visibly terrified.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Resulting in him experimenting on his own son.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    [Nyssa closes security doors, preventing Eli Damaskinos from escaping]
    Nyssa: I changed the security code. We're locked in.
    Damaskinos: Are you INSANE?! He'll kill us both!
    Nyssa: Yes. Isn't it sad... that you die not by the hand of your enemy, but by that of your own children?
  • Looks Like Orlok: To make him all the more Obviously Evil.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: When he starts to talk about "a new master race" you can't help but wonder.
  • Offing the Offspring: He has no problems using his daughter as bait. And probably would have killed her for dooming them both if Jared hadn't barged in.
    "Make no mistake, Nyssa! Those blood ties mean nothing to me when measured against the ascendancy of our race."
  • Religious Vampire: He has a line about God in natural selection when talking to Nyssa.
  • The Social Darwinist: The survival of his race is more important to him, even at the cost of his own children.
  • The Unfettered: When asked by a subordinate how many of his people he was willing to sacrifice for his goals, he replies "Everyone." As it turns out, even his own family isn't safe.
  • Visionary Villain: He has plans to create vampires that are stronger and immune to all their weaknesses, meaning there would be nothing to stop them from overrunning all humanity.
  • We Can Rule Together: Attempts to offers this to Nomak to save his skin but he doesn't even buy it for a second and promptly kills him.
  • We Have Reserves: Will sacrifice pretty much everyone for his goals and states it explicitly.

     Nomak 

Jared Nomak Damaskinos

Portrayed by: Luke Goss

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"Daywalker. What am I to you? Is the enemy of my enemy, my friend...or my enemy?"

The carrier of the deadly Reaper virus and immune to nearly all conventional vampire weapons except ultra-violet light. Nomak and those he has turned are a threat to the existence of vampires and humans alike.

  • Anti-Villain: Was turned into a monster by his own father and is out for revenge. Unfortunately, his hunger makes him a danger to both vampires and humans.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: The death of Nomak, who was driven to kill his father out of revenge for making him the first Reaper. In a final battle, he is stabbed in the heart and chooses to drive the blade in further to end his suffering. Tellingly, he does so with a smile.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: He succeeded in killing his father, his primary goal throughout the film, and given that he chooses to take his own life he likely wanted to die anyway.
  • Blood Lust: Significantly more so than regular vamps.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Everything that happens in the story is a result of Damaskinos' plans, but Nomak is a power unto himself and proves to be the bigger threat after killing his father and becomes Blade's final fight.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: A vampire who became a super-powered maniac after becoming the carrier of the Reaper virus. He even beats down Blade in their final battle.
  • Canon Foreigner: Nomak is unique to Blade II.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Nomak's thirst is many times stronger than a regular vampire, making it resemble severe drug addiction, with Nomak dressing like and acting like a long-suffering junkie.
  • Enemy Mine: He believes Blade should be fighting by his side against vampires. However, Blade is aware once the vamps are gone, the Reapers will turn on humanity to feed their blood lust.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Damaskinos found his so dangerous that he recruited Blade to help stop him.
    • Granted, whether he's actually more evil than Damaskinos is up for some debate.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Ultimately, Nomak regains his composure and calmly accepts his death.
  • Famous Last Words: Strange. It hurts, it hurts no more.
  • Foil: Nomak is a dark mirror to Blade. Both are essentially mutated vampires who hate their own kind and are driven to extinguish them, with both being far stronger than regular vampires and touted as "the next step of vampire evolution" to varying extents (since they lack traditional vampire weaknesses). Blade, however, protects mankind while Nomak has no such compulsions and Blade is a human mutated into a half-vampire at the womb, while Nomak is a vampire mutated into something worse. Nomak points out the similarities between them a handful of times.
  • Food Chain of Evil: He's very much sitting right at the top. Much to the horror of vampires.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Welcomes his fatal wounding and the end of his pain.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Prefers to prey on regular vampires than humans, but he is still a danger to them of course.
  • Gone Horribly Right: His father wanted to create a stronger vampire and succeeded all too well.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: A rare case where he was born a vampire, but his own father turned him into one that was a monster even by vampire standards.
  • Implacable Man: Nomak is incredibly hard to put down, shrugging of Blade's attacks without much hassle.
  • Mistaken for Junkie: Subverted. A drug dealer recognizes a junkie in need of a fix. Unfortunately for him he's got exactly what Nomak needs.
  • Mugging the Monster: Made all the more awesome by the fact those doing the mugging were vampires.
    Nomak: "Vampires! I hate vampires."
  • Only Sane Man: Where most of the Reapers are basically feral animals at best, Nomak is shown to still be capable of talking and even has a degree of self-control, sparing Whistler to pass on a message and slitting his father's throat rather than drinking from him to make him another Reaper.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His assault on his father's base is a particularly bloody instance of this.
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     Scud 

Scud

Portrayed by: Norman Reedus

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"Nobody goes cold turkey from the thirst in just one night."

Scud was saved by Blade from being torn apart by two vampires he thought were interested in a threesome. Afterwards he eventually took on the role left empty in Whistler's absence.

  • Action Survivor: Goes to town on few Reapers with sub-machines guns, Car Fu and UV spotlights.
  • Beneath Suspicion: Spends the entirely of the film acting as Blade's Non-Action Guy when, in reality, Scud was willing to sell him out big time.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Before the events of the film, Scud had defected to the vampires and became Damaskinos' familiar. This was due to the fact that he felt they'd all be Daywalkers soon enough. And when that time came he'd "rather be a pet than cattle".
  • Evil Gloating: Engages in this when he reveals he's a traitor but it's cut short by the realization he's about to explode.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Scud is very skilled in his creation of weaponry and equipment. He even manages to make a UV grenade in a very short space of time despite others having failed beforehand.
  • Lover, Not a Fighter: He claims this is the is the reason he's not joining Blade and Bloodpack on their Reaper hunt. Though it's more likely he just prefers not being eaten.
    • He's firmly a Non-Action Guy anyways, so it's in everyone's best interest for him to stay behind.
      Nyssa: "You're not coming?"
      Scud: "No. I'm a lover, not a fighter."
  • Ludicrous Gibs: "It's not a dud."
  • The Mole: Subverted in that Blade informs him that he actually knew the moment they turned him. He then blows him to hell.
  • Non-Action Guy: In contrast to the Badass Normal Whistler.
  • OutGambitted: Really thought he could pull one over on Blade by handing him over to other faction. Too bad for him, Blade isn't the easily trusting type.
  • Smug Snake: Within two minutes of revealing his true colors to Blade, he gets blown up via the very device he thought he had made non-functional. And just before it happens, Blade reveals to him that he knew Scud was a traitor the entire time.
  • The Stoner: Often seen smoking joints.
  • A Threesome Is Hot: Scud certainly thought so. Until they started tearing lumps of his torso off.
  • Your Head A-Splode: How this guy goes out, courtesy of the same device he thought he'd made non-functional.

The Bloodpack

     In General 

In General

The Bloodpack is a group of pureblood vampire warriors originally assembled and trained for the purpose of killing Blade. However the threat of the reapers forces them work alongside their former target if they are to prevail.

  • Badass Crew: A group of highly skilled fighters who also happen to be vampires, so yeah.
  • Dwindling Party: Each outing against the Reapers keeps bringing down their numbers.
  • Enemy Mine: With Blade.
  • Irony: They were formed to defeat Blade. Now, they are in an Enemy Mine with him against Nomad.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Except Nyssa, Asad and maybe Snowman, none of them like working with Blade. The feeling's mutual.

     Nyssa 

Nyssa Damaskinos

Portrayed by: Leonor Varela

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"The only difference between us is that I made peace with what I am a long time ago."

Daughter of Eli Damaskinos, Nyssa is the level headed leader of the Bloodpack. She makes no apologies for what she is having been born a vampire and proves to be one of the more honorable members of the Bloodpack.

  • Action Girl: To last more than ten seconds in a fight with Blade makes anyone in this series a badass, and Nyssa takes on Blade in a sword fight, and despite Blade showing a strength superiority, shows her fallen brethren how it's really done! In fact, excluding the final villains of the movies, she's the one to give Blade the most trouble, ending in a draw.
  • Anti-Villain: Is fighting for the survival of other vampires, and doesn't display any signs of the typical vampire villainy.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Unlike every other vampire ever, exposure to sunlight doesn't lead to burning, smoldering flesh but rather she simply peacefully crumbles away.
  • Daddy's Girl: To an extent. Her affection for her father seems to have blinded her to his more evil schemes as Nyssa is genuinely taken aback by his actions and callous nature.
  • Dual Wielding: Used two swords in a fairly even battle with Blade.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Finding out her father created the Reapers proves a little too devastating for her.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight
  • Dying as Yourself: Blade honours her request to see the sunrise instead of becoming a reaper.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Not for being a vampire, but for creating the Reapers, for what he's done to Jared and using her and the Bloodpack as bait.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Shades of this. Whilst she never gets together with Blade, she does confess to her father that she believes him to be a man of honor. And Nyssa does turn on her father for his actions.
  • Master Swordsman: See Action Girl and Dual Wielding above.
  • Noble Demon: She's a vampire, yeah. But she is pretty much the only pure blood with any honor.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Hard to believe she was born to Damaskinos. Her mother must have been pretty good looking.
  • UST: Clearly moves towards this between her and Blade. However only a deleted scene actually had them doing the deed.

     Asad 

Asad

Portrayed by: Danny John-Jules

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"We represent the ruling body of the vampire nation. They're offering you a truce."

Nyssa's second-in-command. Asad, like his leader, is more noble and level-headed than most of the Bloodpack members.

  • Affably Evil: He may be a vampire but Asad is noticeably always polite and collected.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Considering he's the only black member of a group of vampires in a horror film it's surprising that he actually ends up dying after 4 other members.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Asad is pretty good at fighting with weapons like guns or swords, but is not so good in unarmed combat. He is swiftly disarmed when Blade brings some grappling into their fight and barely lands a hit on a Reaper he is forced to fight in close combat.
  • Hazardous Water: How he ends up getting killed.
  • Master Swordsman: Holds his own against Blade in a sword fight for a considerable time before getting disarmed.
  • Noble Demon: Is disgusted by Priest's racist attitude towards non-purebloods and is less prone to violence than even Nyssa.
  • Shoot the Messenger: Narrowly averted but not for lack of trying. Whistler literally tries to shoot them but is disarmed and Asad manages to (eventually) tell Nyssa to back down before someone gets killed.
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     Reinhardt 

Dieter Reinhardt

Portrayed by: Ron Perlman

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"Well, like my daddy said right before he killed my mom, 'Want anything done right, you gotta do it yourself'."
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Considers his role "playing nice" with Blade and his allies to be this. He even says as much when he removes the "dud" explosive from his head. He may have also meant his deceased Bloodpack allies as well.
    Reinhardt: "The wolf has lain with the sheep long enough."
  • Bald of Evil: No hair. No heart.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Actually acquits himself pretty well against the Reapers.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: After defeating a Reaper, he injures the poor thing over and over again before killing it in an agonizingly slow manner. By the time it's over, you feel sorry for the creature and it becomes clear that he is completely evil.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: It does when you have the voice of Ron Perlman.
  • Explosive Leash: Has a bomb attached to his head courtesy of Blade, who threatens him with detonation if he steps out of line. Subverted in that it turns out to be a dud, courtesy of Scud's treachery and it was just to give Blade the illusion of power. But brilliantly zig-zags back when Blade coyly reveals "it's not a dud".
  • Gun Blade: Wields a pair of these.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Blade slices him in half, crotch first.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Too busy taunting Whistler, he didn't notice him slip out of his bonds. Whistler then uses one of Reinhardt's own weapons lying nearby to temporarily take him down and rescue Blade.
  • Lack of Empathy: Aside from the above-mentioned torture, while the rest of the team is devastated at Priest getting bitten and transformed, (even Blade being a little shaken), he is only annoyed at Priest's screams and asks the others to shut him up, and is completely unperturbed by his teammates getting injured or dying.
  • Laughably Evil: As reprehensible as Reinhardt is, he can be pretty funny.
  • Obviously Evil: Wait, you mean the aggressive, cold hearted skinhead played by Ron Perlman was planning to turn on the Blade the minute the Reapers were gone?
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Makes a racist comment to Blade. In one of the commentaries, Guillermo del Toro outright calls him a Nazi.
    Reinhardt: "Can you blush?"
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Throughout the film, he's shown as more competent than a nameless Mook but far from anything resembling a great fighter, with the only reason he isn't killed much earlier by the Reapers due to dumb luck or help from other members of the Blood Pack. Still, he thinks he can take Blade on one-on-one even after watching him slaughter all of his goons in just a few seconds. Blade kills him pretty much effortlessly.
  • The Dragon: Seeming this to Damaskinos.
  • Two-Faced: After the UV-bomb badly burns half his face.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He's like this throughout the whole film, really thinking he can take Blade. Even in the climax when Blade makes short work of his men right in front of him. When it's finally his turn, he tries to attack Blade with his own sword. Blade catches it easily, reclaims it and and slices him in half with little effort.
    • He is also this towards Whistler, who beats him down and escapes to save Blade.

     Chupa 

Chupa

Portrayed by: Matt Schulze

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  • Ax-Crazy: Guns down and shoots through several vampires indiscriminately to get one Reaper.
  • Hot-Blooded: By far the most quick-tempered and aggressive of the Bloodpack.
  • Meaningful Name: Chupa means "suck" in Spanish.
  • More Dakka: When he learns that silver bullets aren't lethal against reapers Chupa takes the less subtle approach of emptying every bullet into a single reaper in order to bring it down.
    Chupa: "Say cheese!"
  • Revenge by Proxy: Attempts to punish Blade for Priest's death by killing Whistler.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He really should have waited until after the reapers were dealt with before trying to kill his only back-up.
  • Trigger Happy: Doesn't stop burning through silver bullets even after being told they don't work.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Little or no regard for the various vampires he mows down whilst trying to take down a Reaper. Either it's because they're not purebloods or he just doesn't care.

     Lighthammer 

Lighthammer

Portrayed by: Daz Crawford

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"You ugly little beast."
  • Battle Couple: Alongside Verlaine.
  • Bald of Evil: Especially when he turns against his former allies as a reaper.
  • The Big Guy: The physically largest and possibly strongest member of the Bloodpack.
  • Drop the Hammer: His weapon of choice is a gigantic warhammer with a spring-loaded spike.
  • Expy: Of Nolt Marcus from Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, down to physique, attire, weapon and facial markings.
  • Facial Markings: Prominent tattoos on his lower face.
  • Genre Blind: Yeah Lighthammer, now that you've finally got him at your mercy don't bother smashing his head in. Why not drop your weapon and inspect the corpse? I'm certain nothing could possibly go wrong.
  • Stages of Monster Grief: The jerkass stays firmly in denial until he snacks on a friend and then goes after his lover.
  • Team Killer: He kills Snow and then gets his girlfriend killed alongside him.
  • Zombie Infectee: After being bitten, he just covers up the wound and goes on like nothing's happened. When he turns, he's responsible for the death of two teammates.

     Verlaine 

Verlaine

Portrayed by: Marite Velle Kile

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"Do it Reinhardt! Do it!"

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She clearly cares for her boyfriend and is devastated to find out he's been turned into a Reaper.
  • Fiery Redhead: She certainly chimes in enthusiastically when Reinhardt's being offered a chance to stake Blade. Plus being a vampire, it's very likely she has a violent streak too.
  • Taking You with Me: She manages to kill Lighthammer after he turns by opening a manhole cover, shining daylight on both of them.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She didn't interact with anyone but Lighthammer and even then barely spoke.

     Priest 

Priest

Portrayed by: Tony Curran

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"Look at them. Half of these bastards, they're not even purebloods. I tell you what, why don't we just fuckin' kill everyone? Just to make sure."
  • Ax-Crazy: See above
  • Eye Scream: The Reaper bites him on the eye... ouch.
  • Dying as Yourself: Subverted. He attempts to have Chupa end his life before he becomes a Reaper, but he's too far gone for the silver bullets to the chest to have any effect or when his head is cut off. Blade shoots a couple of holes in the roof to allow sunlight to pour in on his body.
  • Expy: With his flowing blond hair, sunglasses, and wicked grins, he strongly reminds of the professional wrestler Gangrel, who was known for his vampire character.
  • Fantastic Racism: Really doesn't like non-purebloods.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Whilst screaming in agony, Priest demands his friend kill him before he becomes a Reaper.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Priest is on the receiving end of a very one-sided assault.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: To us, Sacrificial Lion to Chupa.
  • Scotireland: Yes, Curran is another example of a Scottish actor playing an Irish character (or at least one with an Irish accent) but in his defense, it's actually a good Irish accent. So despite not sounding like it at all, some people, including That Other Wiki, still think Priest's accent is Scottish likely in part because the actor is. He probably shouldn't have bothered with the accent, sadly.
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     Snowman 

Snowman

Portrayed by: Donnie Yen

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  • Cool Sword: Uses katanas almost exclusively. It's possible that he was brought onboard to match Blade in a sword fight.
  • Fragile Speedster: An agile martial artist, though substantially smaller than most of his partners.
  • Expy: Being an katana-wielding Asian vampire with weird eyes who hunts a more monstrous subrace of vampires for an international organization, he could be a Spear Counterpart to Saya from Blood+.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Does this to a Reaper, who pulls it out of itself in a gory way and escapes.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He uses it to good effect against a reaper in the first battle.
  • The Speechless: Never utters a word, and whether it's by choice or not is never stated.


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