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Played By: Dominic Purcell

"Look at them down there, scurrying around like insects. They don't know anything about honor or living by the sword. Not like you and I do."

The original and most powerful vampire, Drake is the father of the vampire race. His kind have sought him out in the hope he will restore vampires to Daywalkers.

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Drake seems to find the word "motherfucker" pretty amusing.
    Drake: "Motherfucker"... I like that.
  • Adaptational Badass: His comic book counterpart was vulnerable to sunlight and silver like any normal vampire. Drake, on the other hand, is a daywalker and has none of their weaknesses. It takes an artificial virus designed specifically to destroy him.
  • Adaptational Species Change: In the comics, he was just a normal human turned into a vampire as Vlad Tepes Dracula, whereas in Blade Trinity, he was born a vampire - the very first of his species and a daywalker to boot, though it also makes him Truer To The Text.
  • Affably Evil: Drake views Blade as a Worthy Opponent and even finds his insults rather amusing. He even does Blade a solid by making the FBI think Blade is dead allowing the daywalker to continue his crusade without worrying about the manhunt for him.
  • Age Lift: Drake claims to have seen the crucifixion of Jesus. His comic counterpart, much like his counterparts in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Hellsing, was treated as he were the actual Vlad the Impaler turned into a vampire and thus was nowhere near that age.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: Paraphrasing French philosopher Jean Rostand, Drake notes that if you kill one man, you're a murderer, if you kill a million, you're a king, if you kill them all, you're a god.
  • Big Bad: In Blade: Trinity, where he is woken from his sleep to destroy Blade.
  • Blood Knight: Despite his monster form totally outclassing Blade, he first fights Blade in his human before changing. Though to his credit, he did very well and even got the advantage before transforming.
  • Composite Character: Of the more classic Dracula and Varnae the first vampire from the comics.
  • Cool Sword: Made with a handle seemingly of bone and is presumably the one he was buried with, meaning it is millennia old. He uses it to good effect against Blade in their duel.
  • Daywalker: A trait that vampires apparently lost over the years and the reason they sought him out. He's not very interested in aiding them in this regard.
  • The Dreaded: To the point vamps are equally scared of him.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Takes his death very graciously and respects Blade for fighting with honor. He even leaves him a parting gift.
  • Game Face: He has a monster form which he transforms at different times during the movie, but its obscured by shadow and only fully seen in the climax.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As the progenitor of the vampire race and one behind the events.
  • Hidden Depths: If you look closely during his standoff with Blade on the rooftops, you can see he is rocking the baby in his arms to keep it from crying. Thst brings the question, why did the first vampire learn how to take care of babies.
  • Might Makes Right: Seems to be his view about the world.
  • Monster Progenitor: The first of his kind and creator of the vampire race. Drake's ability to shape-shift and superior strength may be unique to him but his immunity to sunlight was once a trait shared by all vampires.
  • Neglectful Precursor: Abandoned the race he created when he grew tired with the world.
  • No-Sell: After transforming into his monster form, Blade's punches barely faze him.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: He doesn't really care about the goals of the other vampires. He only agrees to help them because it gives him the best chance at getting the fair fight he wants against a Worthy Opponent in Blade.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: He compares himself to Blade frequently, even implying a time when they were much more alike than Blade would care to know. When Drake warns him that the thirst always wins there does seem to be the indication he once resisted.
    Drake: "But remember, sooner or later, the thirst always wins."
  • One-Winged Angel: His hideous and much more powerful monster form.
  • Orcus on His Throne: While he is relatively active, confronting Blade and later wiping out the Nightstalker' headquarters, Drake has no real long-term plans (other than challenging Blade to an epic duel), having grown bored with the world and been awakened against his will. No one really takes orders from him (though no one's dumb enough to try to give him orders either) and Danica does all the planning, while Drake mostly just hangs around and does his own thing, waiting for Blade to show up so he can fight him.
  • Passing the Torch: Drake believes that the future of his kind is safe in the hands of Blade and he is the new breed of vampire that they've been needlessly searching for. By the look on Blade's face, he doesn't seem too thrilled with this notion.
  • Precision F-Strike: Drake heard Blade use the term "motherfucker" and used it twice during his battle.
  • Screaming Warrior
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: After he dies his body eventually reverts to his human form.
  • Super Prototype: He is the world's first and oldest vampire and as such, he is noticeably much stronger and tougher to kill than normal vampires.
  • Time Abyss: He claims to have been alive when Jesus was crucified. The novel indicates that he was Dagon and Gilgamesh, making him as old as human civilization.
  • Truer to the Text: His status as a Daywalker is close to his novel counterpart.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When Abigail fires the DayStar canister-loaded arrow at him, he catches it and drops it on the floor despite knowing what it is. And then does nothing to attack her, allowing her to distract him with another arrow, giving Blade the opening to stab him with the first arrow.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Danica.
  • Victory Is Boring: Implied to be the reason he walked away from the world and went into hibernation with no apparent plans to awaken.
  • Villain Respect: He deeply respects Blade and sees him as the future of the vampire race. When he succumbs to the Day Star, his last act is to praise Blade for fighting with honor and Drake's last act is to transform his body into a duplicate of Blade's, allowing Blade to fake his death and escape the FBI.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Able to take the form of any human at will as well as change into his standard and more monstrous ubervamp form.
  • Worthy Opponent: How he sees Blade. In the end, he leaves Blade a parting gift out of respect.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The exact reason he gave for killing Dr. Vance.
    Drake: "He outlived his purpose."


Danica Talos

Played By: Parker Posey

"The world's changed since your time. The humans have a new hunter... Blade."

Talos seeks out the father of the vampire race in the hopes he can unlock the key to her kind becoming Daywalkers. She also sets about framing Blade for murder and making him public enemy number one. Played by Parker Posey.

  • Affably Evil: Danica was a Catholic who believed in power within the vampire race.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Threatens to turn Hannibal, starve him and then send in little Zoe so he'll feed on her.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She is somewhat of a leader to her group, and while Hannibal lasted for quite some while against Jarko, she effortlessly defeated him. Though it might have been due to being worn out from fighting Jarko.
  • Bad Boss: Feeds her employees to Drake and takes her anger out on another due to her failure to kill Blade when he was at her mercy.
  • Distaff Counterpart/Expy: She share many traits with Deacon Frost. However, not only was Frost more composed, but he was notably more ambitious. Talos wants to become a Daywalker just as Frost did, but with the main difference being he was willing to seize that ability on his own terms while Danica is content with serving a more powerful being. In fact, Deacon was willing to murder the vampire Elders to steal such power whereas Danica actually goes to The Older Immortal to ask him for it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Danica goes off the handle pretty much at the drop of a hat.
  • The Heavy: She does most of the plot-related heavy lifting while Drake is content to hang back and toy with Blade.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Heavy amounts of this with Hannibal.
  • Large Ham: Posey really cuts loose.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Hannibal. He was apparently fond of dating crazy girls, but got more than he bargained for when Danica eclipsed them all in the bat-shit-insane stakes.
  • You Got Spunk!: She commends King's courage, but reminds him she knows that he's afraid of being turned into a vampire again.
    Danica: "You're brave, King. I'll give you that. But underneath all that swagger, I know what you really fear. What would hurt you more than anything else."


Jarko Grimwood

Played By: Paul "Triple H" Levesque

"Hey dick-face, you seen my dog?"

One of Danica's minions. He seems to have crossed paths with Hannibal quite a few times in the past.

  • A Boy and His X: Or rather a monster vampire and his vampire dog.
  • The Brute: He's one of the larger characters in the film, even noting to Blade that he's not so big.
  • Dumb Muscle: Seen this way by the Nightstalkers, especially Hannibal. He doesn't really provide any evidence to the contrary.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Quite fond of his beloved Pac-Man. A vampire Pomeranian.
    Jarko: "Precious, isn't he?"
  • Eye Scream: Takes an arrow to the eye courtesy of Abigail and is later shown forcefully pulling it out of his eye socket.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: His pet, little Pac-Man.
  • Jobber: Arguably his part as the Dumb Muscle, aka The Brute. He mainly does a lot of fighting and acts as the enforcer during interrogation. But in his fight with Blade and Hannibal, he's smacked around effortlessly by the former and takes good lumps before getting killed by the latter.
  • Licked by the Dog: A particularly dark subversion considering the dog in question is a vampire abomination. They even growl and show their fangs just before they kiss one another lovingly.
  • No-Sell: During their fight, Hannibal breaks his arm. Jarko acts hurt for a few seconds before laughing and instantly snapping his arm back into place as if nothing happened.
  • Pet the Dog: As noted above, it's literal with Pac-Man. He's not given much depth beyond his machismo and brutish persona, but Pac-Man seems to be the one thing that brings out his softer side.
  • Red Right Hand: Jarko's metal fangs.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Unsurprising, given his actor.


Asher Talos

Played By: Callum Keith Rennie

Danica’s equally evil brother.



    In General 

A group of human vampire hunters that operate in individual cells.


Hannibal King

Played By: Ryan Reynolds

"So, can we just go right ahead and sign you up for one of our secret Nightstalker decoder rings?"

Hannibal was once a vampire before being cured and joining the fight against his former masters.

  • Atomic F-Bomb: He drops two loud "What the FUCK?!" at the sight of Jarko's vampire Pomeranian.
  • Adaptation Personality Change/Younger and Hipper: The comics King was somewhat older and very serious and reserved.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics, he's still a vampire.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Seriously, "Hannibal King"? Anyone with that name was destined for awesome.
  • Badass Normal: Though according to Reynolds in pre-movie interviews, Hannibal still has his vampire muscle memory.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives in a dramatic fashion to save Blade when he's been arrested.
    Hannibal: "Evening, ladies."
    • Also saves Abigail from gunned down by Danica
  • Cool Gun: Comes with a built-in camera and memory disc so you can enjoy action replays of your latest shoot-out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A former vampire with Danica as a master/lover.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Given whom he's played by, it's inevitable.
  • Determinator: Despite being in a bad shape after the fight with Jarko, he doesn't stop struggling to prevent Danica from strangling him, and holds on till she is killed by the virus
  • Heel–Face Turn: Used to be a vampire before being cured and judging by the tattoo probably worked as a familiar for a while too.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes through a severe one when Danica tells him:
    Danica: "I'm gonna bite you again, King. And I'm gonna leave you here while you turn. I'm going to watch you, day after day, as the thirst keeps building and building. And then, when you can't stand it anymore... I'm gonna bring the little girl [Zoe] in here for you to feed on."
    • Made worse is that Danica does bring Zoe in on that cue and Hannibal's look is just heartbreaking.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In his eyes, being made a vampire again.
  • False Reassurance: "Hang in there, kitten. I'll get help."
  • Motor Mouth: He never stops talking even when it obviously annoys Blade.
  • Sex Slave: Apparently served this role to Danica in his familiar and vampire days, among his other duties.
    Hannibal: "I picked Danica up in a bar, and spent the next five years playing hide-and-go-suck as her little vampire cabana boy."
  • Shirtless Scene: He's presented before the vampires, as a prisoner, with his shirt off and his muscles shown in detail.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot:
    Hannibal: "How about you take a sugar-frosted fuck off the end of my dick?"


Abigail Whistler

Played By: Jessica Biel

The daughter of Abraham Whistler, Abigail has followed in her father's vampire hunting footsteps.

  • Action Girl: She's the most proactive fighter of the group.
  • Armed Legs: Has a retractable blade in her shoes.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Archery probably isn't the best choice of discipline against superhuman speed, especially when there are more devastating firearms at your disposal. But still it looks cool. Sure, listening to music while kicking vampire ass does sound kinda cool (ignoring the blatant IPod advert), but then you realize hunting super fast monsters while limiting the awareness of your surroundings isn't so great an idea.
  • Badass Normal: Abigail is just a normal human but capable of taking in vampires.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a tank top which shows most of her stomach.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: A device in her right wrist pops out one.
  • Bring It: A Neo-style pose against some vampires.
  • Canon Foreigner: Like her father, she was created for the movies.
  • Mugging the Monster: Vampire brats attempt to harass a supposed mother and her child. It ends unpleasantly for them.
  • Product Placement: Her character's apparent brand loyalty caused a lot of groans.
  • Shower of Angst: After a hard night at the office.
  • Shown Their Work: Jessica Biel put a lot of effort into learning proper archery technique and actually got very handy with the bow. During one scene when she was instructed to "aim for the camera" whilst about 40 feet away and 50 feet up, she actually nailed it spot on in spite of a plexiglass cover protecting all but the small area in front of the lens.
  • Trick Arrow: She has a whole host of specialized arrows, including one that shoots around corners.



Played By: Patton Oswalt

A researcher who briefs Blade on Dracula.

  • Mr. Exposition: He discusses some new (although not particularly important) facts about the vampire mythology.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: He wears a Fanatic Four T-shirt and works on the Daystar virus with Sommerfield but also boasts that he's been laid several times when King questions that.
  • The Smart Guy: He invents the groups gadgets and also help with Sommerfield and Caulder's biological weapon.



Played By: Ron Selmour

A Nightstalker who serves as the transportation expert for the team.

  • Bald of Awesome: He's bald or balding and willing to face the vampire threat.
  • The Cavalry: He proudly refers to the group as Blade's reinforcements. Blade is skeptical.
  • The Driver: He drives a van to take the others to jobs.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: He's seen playing basketball with Hedges in one scene.
  • Religious Bruiser: Dex wears a crucifix and is willing to go into action, although it may just be for protection against the vampires.



Played By: Natasha Lyonne

A blind researcher who is one of the greatest chemists and geneticists of her time.

  • Almighty Mom: She's a single mother who's the main mind behind a virus capable of killing the world's vampires.
  • Cool Shades: She wears sunglasses due to her blindness and comes across as quiet cool.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's a bit witty around her friends.
    Sommerfield: For you sighted people, here's a little show-and-tell.



Played By: Christopher Heyerdahl

A researcher.

  • Badass Beard: He has a pleasant beard which emphasizes his competent, calculating nature.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's part of another one of the Nightstalker cells and only shows up for one scene before quickly leaving.
  • Properly Paranoid: He shows some concern about being killed by Talos if he sticks around, and his decision to leave probably did help keep him alive.
  • Shout-Out: Possibly but likely in name only. In the Tomb Of Dracula comic books, Saffron Caulder the name of Blade's on-off girlfriend.
  • The Smart Guy: He helped Sommerfield and Hedges make the Daystar virus.

Law Enforcement


FBI Agent Ray Cumberland

Played By: James Remar

An FBI agent who is aids in the manhunt for Blade.


Chief Martin Vreede

Played By: Mark Berry

A police chief who aids in the manhunt for Blade.

  • Dirty Coward: Vreede says he joined the vampires due to a belief they would win anyway and he folds pretty quickly under Blade's interrogation.
  • The Quisling: Secretly a familiar for the House of Talos.


FBI Agent Wilson Hale

Played By: Michael Rawlins

An FBI agent and Cumberland’s partner.

    Dr. Vance 

Dr. Edgar Vance

Played By: John Michael Higgins

A famous psychiatrist who works with the FBI.

  • All Psychology Is Freudian: He pesters Blade with various questions about his attitude and brings up the relationship with his mother that pisses Blade off.
  • Psycho Psychologist: He seems caught up on the potential sexual angle of Blade's crimes and is an eager vampire collaborator.
  • The Quisling: He’s a familiar who works for the House of Talos, and he spends a great deal of his time espousing how vampires don’t exist.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason Drake kills him.


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