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Rayne

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Voiced by: Laura Bailey
The eponymous protagonist. She is an American dhampir, born in 1915 from a human mother who was raped by a vampire father, who killed her entire family. Rayne spent her teenage years in search of revenge and during the 30s, she is approached by the Brimstone Society, an order dedicated to hunt vampires and supernatural threats that recruits her into their ranks. In the first game, she is sent into a mission to stop the Nazis from using ancient artifacts to bring an ancient demon upon the world. In the second game, she finally has a score to settle with her father Kagan and his vampire cult.

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  • Action Girl: Comes with being a monster-fighting dhampir assassin.
  • Animorphism: She is capable of transforming herself into a raven in Betrayal.
  • And This Is for...: Does this to Kagan while dicing him up during the ending of the second game:
    Rayne: This is for my mother! (Stab) This is for my city! (Stab) And this is for my angry little misspent life! (decapitation) You rat-sucking son of a bitch!
    • Upon landing the first blow on Wulf in the first game, she'll say that it was for Mynce.
  • Anti-Hero: A mix of Types III and IV. She kills and injures with little-to-no hesitation, and is largely in it for her own interests, but makes it a point to emphasize her humanity.
  • Aura Vision: It helps Rayne find her objective's location and conveniently shows how much health the non-boss enemies have (bosses have their own life meter).
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Her codename, Blood Rayne. Enough said.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's fluent in German, and is also a skilled fighter.
  • Blade Behind The Shoulder: Her signature weapons.
  • Blood Knight: If her banter when she cuts her enemies to pieces is any indication, she tends to enjoy the slaughter a little too much.
    Rayne: (after leveling up) Murder is the best workout.
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  • Bloody Murder: With the Carpathian Dragons, she can drain her enemies' blood for ammunition. Late in the second game, she unlocks the Blood Storm ability, which summons a tidal blood wave that kills all enemies onscreen and severely damages bosses.
  • Bullet Time:
    • The Dilated Perception power in the first game allows this; it's even stated that Rayne's mind is processing info so fast that time appears to have slowed down.
    • The Freeze Time ability in the second game takes this Up to Eleven. Rayne moves at normal speed, while all enemies — including bosses up to Kagan himself — are barely moving at all.
  • Cain and Abel: With her siblings. Played with, since she is the heroic sibling trying to kill the evil ones.
  • Cast from Hit Points: In the second game, if Rayne fires one of her guns without sucking the blood of her enemies for ammo, then they suck out hers.
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  • Child by Rape: An important plot point is that she exists purely because Kagan brutally raped her mother, repeatedly, until she was conceived and then went on a rampage killing the village she was raised in. As horrific as this act is, Rayne hates Kagan beyond all reason because for Kagan, this is as routine as eating three meals a day.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She smart mouths everyone.
  • Dhampyr
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Has gone up against and killed powerful monsters and creatures leagues above her own. Most notably Beliar, the first devil.
  • Dual Wielding: Her signature blades once again, along with most guns she picks up. In the second game, her primary firearms are the Carpathian Dragons.
  • Flipping the Bird: She does it so often you'd think she was channeling "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Just barely qualifies for this trope; she is absolutely ruthless to and driven by revenge against her enemies, but is otherwise benevolent towards innocent humans.
  • Good Counterpart: To her half sister Ephemera. Both are Kagan's daughters, both desire to kill Kagan and have no love for their siblings. While Ephemera is Kagan's second in command and intended heir, Rayne wants nothing to do with serving her father and seeks to topple everything he created and destroy his legacy inadvertently becoming his heir by virtue of killing him and being the last of his children. This even extends into their relationship with Severin, with Ephemera implying that she used him as her Sex Slave before Rayne rescued him, Rayne is pretty amicable and close with him.
  • Good Is Not Nice: To the point that she subverts Sociopathic Hero. Yes, she's rude, crude, vulgar, violent, brutally vicious, and has a hard time giving a crap about anyone. Considering the fact that Kagan horrifically butchered the town her family and she spent her formative years on the run after rejecting her vampire heritage, helplessly watching everyone she did come to know, love, and trust either die horribly, betray her, or both, it's a wonder she's as stable as she is.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother was human while her father was a vampire.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: A basic literal example, since Kagan is her biological father and her worst enemy.
  • Irony: Despite hating Kagan and being the White Sheep of the family, she effectively becomes his heir by default after she not only kills her evil siblings and Kagan himself, leaving a vacant throne and no other successors. Rayne doesn't particularly seem to mind the title of empress and plans on using her status to fix the problems her father started. This also puts her at a stark contrast to Kagan's favoured daughter and heir Ephemera, as she fulfills Kagan's intentions for Ephemera, and uses her new position to continue to try to undo Kagan's legacy.
  • It's Personal: Towards her father Kagan, due to their previously described past. When Brimstone is investigating anything that has to do with him, Rayne is pretty much on the scene.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Oh yeah. Both games, a bare midriff, huge breasts, mile long legs. Especially in the second game, where she wears a gorgeous black dress with Absolute Cleavage, and it's possible to unlock a couple of different outfits for her to wear including many variations of said dress. And she posed nude for Playboy.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite being cold and rather abrasive for the most part she does empahathize her humanity and lets said humanity slip through some cracks. She does her best to rescue civilians in the first game from a plague; can potentially honour the last request of a dying enemy; whenever she speaks of her family, it's with genuine care and sorrow at those she lost; has a close and friendly relationship with Severin, comfortably telling him of her past; clearly cares about Professor Trumain as a father figure; and seems to care enough about the survivors of Kagan's kingdom that she's gonna try to be a benevolent empress to help them.
  • Psycho for Hire: An anti-heroic version. While not a mercenary she was first recruited into Brimstone for her noted brutality and viciousness towards her enemies. That's what makes her an effective field agent. Between games, she left Brimstone only to return to them in hunting the cult of Kagan because their interests aligned.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: She has no issue carving into her enemies and even revels in the violence, but rapists seem to especially disgust her, which makes sense considering that she was a Child by Rape.
    Rayne: (entering a bedroom where a group of minions are standing guard) Quite a bedroom you got here. I bet I'm the first girl to see it by choice!
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Pretty much her entire career and life was a decades long one against Kagan, and his family for what he did to her mother and her family.
  • Self-Made Orphan: At the end of the second game, she kills Kagan, her only surviving parent.
  • Ship Tease: With Severin. It's implied that Rayne has saved him from Ephemera and the two have a close and amicable relationship. While they are partners by profession, their dialogue comes off as playfully snarky and flirtatious. It's implied at the end of the second game with Rayne taking over Kagan's kingdom, that Severin will be at her side in ruling.
  • Sociopathic Hero: A downplayed example. Severin points out that she doesn't particularly care for humans, and she clearly enjoys hacking up her enemies, both human and vampire alike. However, she'd prefer to live in a world where humans are the dominant species instead of vampires, is willing to try and make an effort to be a benevolent ruler to the surviving humans after that possibility goes out the window, and does seem to make a point to reminisce on easier times, like when she kept a butterfly collection.
  • Stronger with Age: Older Rayne is clearly stronger than she was in the first game, it is heavily implies that a dhampirs in BloodRayne universe became more powerful with age - just like vampires themselves.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She's the main character of both video games, has red hair and green eyes.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute/Contrasting Sequel Main Character: The first game was written as a sequel to Nocturne, where Rayne is heavily based of off the dhampyr Spookehouse agent Svetlana. She also has notable qualities of the same games protagonist the Stranger, both being effective field agents, snarky towards pretty much everyone and driven by hatred for monsters, as opposed to Svetlana's normally sweet personality.
  • Third-Person Seductress: Was the first video game character to appear in Playboy.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Mildly, but in the first game, she was quite intelligent, being fluent in German and knowledgable in history and vampire breeds. In the second game, she consults Severin for information on Kagan's family members.
  • Unscrupulous Heroine: Rayne doesn't mind making huge bloody messes. She frequently Pays Evil Unto Evil against Nazis and members of a vicious Cult. While she doesn't like humans, Rayne has none of her family's Fantastic Racism against them—and she hates vampires.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Relates some aspects of her childhood before Kagan re-entered the picture, such as how she used to have a butterfly collection. Nowadays she is a nearly cold hearted, sardonic and vicious assassin on the rampage to kill her mother's rapist and destroy his legacy, killing numerous mooks and monsters along the way. She muses to herself how funny things turned out.
  • The Usurper: An unintentional and less malicious example, but in killing all her siblings and her father, Rayne is effectively the last of Kagan's children, leaving his vampire kingdom vacant. Rayne doesn't mind fulfilling the role as empress and using her position for good.
  • Vampiric Draining: Not only she can bite her opponents to heal herself, she can upgrade her "Aura Vision" ability to manifest a ghost double that will feast on the nearest opponent, allowing Rayne to regain health while engaged with other opponents.
  • Wicked Cultured: She's shown to be quite fluent in German.
  • World's Best Warrior: She is an elite Brimstone Society's enforcer who almost never lose. She also the fastest known supernatural creature in the whole series since she never met, fight or even heard about anyone how can keep up with her speed.
  • Younger Than They Look/Older Than They Look: In the beginning of the first game, Rayne's actually still a teenager, despite looking like a fully developed young woman. By the second game, which takes place in modern times, Rayne's nearly a hundred years old and doesn't look like she's aged a day. The whole "half-vampire" thing easily explains both examples.

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     Introduced in Blood Rayne 

Mynce

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A dhampyr who served as Rayne's mentor/friend and a Brimstone Society operative. She seemingly dies during one mission in Louisiana, but she reappears years later as the second in command of the Gegengeist Gruppe (G.G.G.), the Nazi organization that deals with the supernatural.
  • Back from the Dead: Mynce appeared to have perished while fighting the Maraisreq. She mysteriously returned later as a G.G.G. supporter. Mynce survives again after fighting Rayne and being thrown off a cliff. She died for real after Wulf pulled out her heart, and even then, the tie-in comics reveal she had reincarnated into another body.
  • Broken Pedestal: She is this to Rayne after she discovered Mynce survived and joined the Nazis. Although she gets over it when Mynce reveals she's a double agent.
  • Dhampyr
  • Double Agent: What her real role is within G.G.G., as she is secretly a Brimstone spy.
  • Dual Wielding: She wields blades similar to Rayne's. It's apparently standard for dhampirs.
  • Faux Action Girl: She's a dhampyr like Rayne, but the only thing we see her accomplish is draining a mutant in a cutscene.
  • Good All Along
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She is the offspring of a human and a vampire like Rayne.
  • The Mentor
  • Mirror Boss: Fights similarly to Rayne, though her boss fight is shorter and less elaborate than the one with Dr. Bathory.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not overtly as Rayne or Dr. Bathory, but Mynce still wears a tight suit with Cleavage Window and Thigh-High Boots. The comics play it for all it's worth.
  • Reincarnation: In the tie-in comic book Tibetan Heights, Mynce has reincarnated into a young girl and shares all her memories from her previous life.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She died early in the game, making Rayne vow to destroy the Masareiq. When Wulf kills Mynce (this time for good), Rayne becomes driven to avenge her at any cost and make him pay.

Maraisreq

The Maraisreq are large, arachnoid creatures that have over-run the city of Mortton, Louisiana. They are the main enemies fought by Rayne in the game's first act.
  • Arc Villain: For the first act in the game, they are the primary antagonists.
  • Bee People: The Maraisreq have traits of this trope, despite their arachnoid appearance: they are commanded by a queen, they have drones commanded directly by her and dwell in nests where they produce more of their kind.
  • The Corruption: The Maraisreq seem to spread a disease that cause humans to slowly mutate into insane, degenerate mutants, before eventually dissolving into goo. Unusually for the trope, the mutated humans are mindless beasts and not under the control of the Maraisreq, in fact the two groups will fight each other when they cross paths.
  • Eldritch Abomination
  • Giant Spider: Not quite since they have four limbs, but are similar enough.
  • Hive Queen: They are lead by a creature known as "Queen of the Underworld", who gave birth to them.

Daemites

Ancient parasites that were unearthed and experimented on by the Nazis during their excavation searching for Beliar's eye.
  • Demonic Possession
  • Parasite Zombie: Humans infected by them turn into this.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Daemites are basically a floating humanoid head and the attached spine. They take over human bodies by replacing the human head and spine, by forcing themselves through the mouth and forcibly exploding the head from the inside.

Simon and Sigmund Kreig, the Doppelgänger Twins

Senior Armed Forced Commanders in the G.G.G. They were two narcissistic twins that were conjoined at birth and separated, resulting in each of them having only one arm. They were encountered by Rayne while she was pursuing for Hedrox.

  • Badass Normal/Handicapped Badass: Both of them are missing an arm since they were conjoined twins and before their fight with Rayne, they cleaned an entire room filled with feral vampires like Hedrox.
  • Breather Boss: They're a relatively simply boss fight that you encounter just immediately before the big final battle with Wulf and Beliar.
  • Creepy Twins: Crossed with Nazis to boot.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: They flirt a lot with Rayne, and are both more interested in courting her than killing her.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: They spend the entirety of the boss battle running around at top speed around the pillars of the room, throwing telekinetic shuriken at Rayne and, occasionally, fighting back in melee if attacked.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: They briefly do this briefly before their boss fight.
  • Fragile Speedster: They are very agile and nimble, but fall very easily to Rayne's blade.
  • Synchronization: While they have separate life bars, if one of them is hurt, the damage is transferred to the other brother. When one of them is killed, the other brother also dies as a result.

Dr. Bathory Mengele

A nazi scientist that experimented on the Daemites in a secret base in Argentina.

D. Mauler

Infantry-Brigadier General of the Gegenheist Gruppe, he is an cybernetic human enhanced by the Nazis and the end boss of Act 2.
  • The Brute: Of Gegengheist Gruppe.
  • Cyborg: Mauler had many cybernetic augmentations.
  • Large and in Charge: The General is a good 10 feet tall and towers over ever other character in the game that isn't a Giant Mecha or Kaiju.
  • Made of Iron: He is immune to Rayne's blades or bullets; she can only damage him using blood rage.
  • Mighty Glacier: His blows are strong enough to smash walls, but he is very slow.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: While his legs are not that small, he has comparatively bigger chest, shoulders and arms.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Except for a cybernetic apparatus around his neck, he is pretty exposed - possibly because no shirt or coat could fit on him.

Hedrox the Infinite

Hedrox an ancient and powerful vampire chieftain from New Guinea. He is also searching for the Heart of Belial to become the ultimate immortal, which puts him at odds with Rayne and Wulf.
  • Attack Backfire: The more you slash at him, the more of him you'll have to face.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He sought the Heart of Belial to become eternal. One of his surviving copies succeeds in acquiring it, but instead he inadvertently resurrects Belial, who then takes over his body.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: Had Hedrox not pick a fight with Rayne in a rickety building with fragile floor and a pool of water underneath, he would have won.
  • Brain Food: Hedrox can gain information by devouring his victim's brains. Using the "mouth" on his arm
  • Eviler Than Thou: At the end of Act 1 of Nocturne, The Stranger and Svetlana are forced to accept a truce with the Chieftain of the German vampires, because he's so incredibly powerful they have no chance of killing him in a fight. In Bloodrayne you learn that Hedrox killed that guy pretty much effortlessly and took over his castle. Hedrox himself receives this at the hands of Beliar near the end of the game.
  • Giant Space Flea From No Where: While Rayne does mention that there was a powerful Vampire breed occupying the castle, but Hedrox himself wasn't mentioned, appears out of nowhere in the middle of Rayne's mission and, when confronted, he and Rayne talk as if it's far from the first time they fought.
  • Immortality Seeker: He sought the Heart of Beliar to become the ultimate immortal.
  • Implacable Vampire: Nothing short of dumping him into water will stop him.
  • Healing Factor: Even if you managed to damage him, Hedrox can regenerate extremely quickly.
  • Kill It with Water: How his clones are beaten.
  • Me's a Crowd: If he is dismembered, any limb will regenerate and create a new Hedrox out of it.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Hedrox is from a rare vampire breed from a region closed off to the world that looks more bestial than human (like Rayne, Kagan and their family). He is still subjected to their typical weaknesses, like water and sunlight.
  • Third-Person Person: Paired with a creepy Voice of the Legion and you get an eerie speech pattern.

Jurgen Wulf

The supreme commander of the Gegengeist Gruppe and the Big Bad in the first game. He aims to sustain Hitler's power through the use of ancient artifacts.
  • Amplifier Artifact: Wulf looks to be in his 70's or 80's, but after inserting Beliar's pieces into his body, he became a superhuman capable of going toe-to-toe with a dangerous dhampir assassin. In his very introductory scene, he almost kills Rayne by ripping Beliar's rib from her.
  • Big Bad: Of the first game.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: He shares the role with Beliar.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Wulf is dismembered and decapitated by Rayne.
  • Ghostapo: He is the leader of the Gegengeist Gruppe, an occult research division driven to empower Hitler through supernatural means.
  • Made of Iron: Wulf is almost impervious to conventional damage; only explosives, Rayne's blood rage, and Beliar himself can hurt him.
  • Mêlée à Trois: At the end of the game, Beliar is resurrected and demands the return of his body parts (most of which are in Wulf). An Enemy Mine situation with Rayne (who has one of Beliar's eyes) is out of the question since Wulf killed Mynce, so it's an all-out fight between the three against each other.
  • Playing with Fire: He is capable of breathing fire due to Beliar's teeth and emit heat from his left hand.
  • Super Speed: Complete with Blur Effect.

Beliar

The previous ruler of Hell before he was dethroned by a fallen angel named Mephisto, his body was shattered and dispersed across the world. The G.G.G. is searching for them to grant the Third Reich supernatural power.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the first live-action movie, he is stated to be a vampire instead of a demon like in the game.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He is one of the final bosses in the first game (alongside Jurgen) and a very challenging foe (no small part of being a demon). In the movie adaptation, he is a Posthumous Character who doesn't even appear. This trope is also extended to the effects of his relics since they could grant tremendous powers to anyone who absorbs them, while in the movie all they could do was remove a respective vampire weakness.
  • Artifact of Doom: His relics are unholy in nature.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Beliar can only be damaged by attacking his heart.
  • Body Horror: Beliar has a skeletal appearance, looking much like metal thorns with pieces of torn red flesh hanging from it.
  • Breath Weapon: If Wulf is killed first during the boss fight, Beliar will reclaim his parts back and regain his fire breath ability, which is much larger and more powerful than Wulf's.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: Beliar was the original ruler of Hell until he was overthrown by Mephisto.
  • Evil Laugh: Endulges in one every time he grows bigger. Goes all out in the Non-Standard Game Over.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: His body parts are sought by Jurgen Wulf so he could gain ultimate power. He could qualify as this to the series at large, being older than Kagan and Wulf.
  • Final Boss: With Wulf in the first game.
  • Make My Monster Grow: As time passes, Beliar will periodically be engulfed in flames and grow bigger and bigger, making targetting his heart harder and forcing you to stay on the upper floor to target him.
  • No-Sell: Due to his metal body and suspended heart, he can only be harmed with guns or explosives.
  • Non-Standard Game Over: Take too long to defeat him and he will grow so large that he will crush both Rayne and Jurgen.
  • Plot Coupon: His body parts are effectively this.

     Introduced in Blood Rayne II 

Severin

Voiced by: Troy Baker
  • Ambiguously Human: He looks like a normal human that works for Brimstone, but in the ending, he mentions that Brimstone will hunt down people like him in their war against all of vampirekind. It's unknown whether he is a dhampir or a full vampire. His non-human nature is hinted at many points, when he manages to appear at places that no normal human could. It's heavily implied that Severin is Ephemera's vampire progeny, although he's capable of walking in sunlight.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's never seen without it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: With Ephemera, who is implied to have turned him into a vampire kept as a Sex Slave. She claims to have made sure that Severin thinks of her every time he sleeps, and Rayne says that explains why he quit.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On par with Rayne herself, leading to lots of banter between them.
  • It's Personal: With Ephemera given that it's implied she turned him into a vampire and used him as a Sex Slave before Rayne saved him.
  • Mission Control: Serves as Rayne's handler and support, overseeing her in her mission.
  • Morality Pet: To Rayne, often getting on her case and encouraging her to care about the victims in spite of her quest for revenge.
  • Noodle Incident: His past with Ephemera.
  • Non-Action Guy: Contrasting to Rayne's Action Girl. Severin is never shown partaking in any action Rayne does, acting only behind the scenes.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Given his twisted history with Ephemera, but also his Non-Action Guy status and the fact he's not in the room for Rayne's final fight with Ephemera, he settles for encouraging and cheering Rayne on. During this he's clearly in a vengeful mood for Rayne to kill her sister.
  • Ship Tease: With Rayne. It's implied that Rayne has saved him from Ephemera and the two have a close and amicable relationship. While they are partners by profession, their dialogue comes off as playfully snarky and flirtatious. It's implied at the end of the second game with Rayne taking over Kagan's kingdom, that Severin will be at her side in ruling.
  • The Smart Guy: Is shown to have specific knowledge of supernatural weapons, often expositing information to Rayne.

Kagan

Played By: Troy Baker (second game) / Ben Kingsley (live-action movie)
  • Abusive Parents: He has a policy to kill his dhampir children's family just so they don't have anyone else to turn to but him. Not that his full-blooded children are treated any better; they are seen as his subjects to do with as he pleases. He is indifferent to his son Xerx, who is fiercely loyal to him, and he ordered the death of his own daughter Ferril for failing him.
  • A God Am I: Kagan has this belief about himself, giving him Dark Messiah status with the cult he is leading and ushering a vampiric Hell on Earth, declaring "make this world as it is in heaven", and casually mentions "Of course it will" as a response to Ephemera's "Thy will be done."
  • Ambition Is Evil: Not enough that he is a powerful vampire king and cult leader, but he seeks to become a vampire god of sorts with his elaborate Take Over the World plan. In addition to his Virtue Is Weakness beliefs, he believes one of Ephemera's better qualities is her desire to kill him due to her own ambition.
  • The Anti-Christ: A vampire version, as he seeks to bring about a vampiric apocalypse and rule as the emperor of the vampiric age. Complete with an evil cult following him as a messianic figure and demonic minions.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Is Rayne's father, and killing him is pretty much her reason for living.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one as part of his Nazi attire, but he ditches it in the present day.
  • BFS: He wields one in the final battle.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Big Bad: Of the second game and the first film.
  • Blood Bath: Has a blood fountain in his throne room and he bathes in it to heal himself during his boss fight.
  • Body Horror: Kagan had fragments of the Vesper Shard embedded in his body after the explosion. The experience appears to be every bit as unpleasant as it looks, judging by his words.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He is said to be "terrible with names" and doesn't remember Rayne's mother when confronted about her, nor does he call Rayne by name.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: He is depicted like that in Betrayal; he has the look somewhat in 2, though by the 2000's, Body Horror has set in.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Seems to love inflicting this. Case in point, taking Rayne's Parental Substitute, and making a noose out of the guy's own guts.
  • Dark Is Evil: Let's see here: black hair, black top and pants, and he's a vampire who seeks to rule the world. Yep.
  • Dark Messiah: Has a cult to his name, mostly consisting of his children.
  • Evil Overlord: Becomes this in the second game, upon gaining a vampire kingdom of his own.
  • Fantastic Racism: He sees humans as livestock, at best, though he routinely rapes women, and then once the child from said union is weaned, wipes out that child's entire extended family save himself, and then treats that child as a tool, unless, like Rayne, said child "rejects its noble vampire heritage."
  • Hand Blast: One of the powers granted by the Vesper Shard.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: In the 1940's he's seen in a leather Nazi uniform. In the present day he's seen in a more modern-looking black leather ensemble.
  • Jerkass: One of the first things he does when he meets Rayne is say that he hopes her mother died horribly. Then he displays Rayne's father figure, Sir Trumain, to her, wrapped up in a noose made of his own intestines. Later in the game, he shoots down Xerx's — who brought him back to life — praises of him. Yeah, this guy's a dick.
  • Lack of Empathy: Kagan doesn't give an iota of a fuck about anyone that isn't himself. Besides having zero remorse for his many crimes, his own children are nothing but minions and soldiers to warp into his image.
  • No One Could Survive That!: He supposedly died around WW2 when Professor Trumain detonated a grenade while Kagan was gloating. He survived the blast, though it took 5 years to put him back together, according to Xerx.
  • Off with His Head!: How Rayne finally kills him.
  • Really Gets Around: He fathered plenty of vampire and dhampir children. Unfortunately mostly through rape.
  • Scars Are Forever: After surviving the grenade, he appears with a permanently white left eye and strange red crystal-like growths on the side of his head and arm.
  • Serial Rapist: He has a centuries-long history of brutally raping women (regardless of race) until they become pregnant, and then once the child is weaned, hunting said women down like animals and taking custody of the child by force. He sees this as routine as most people see eating breakfast in the morning. The last part is what Rayne hates most.
  • The Sociopath: Not only is he completely remorseless about his history of murder and rape, he believes himself to be above all other vampires, but his Lack of Empathy extends to his family and what passes as friends; his whole reason for having children in the first place is to create an army, he has a sexual relationship with Slezz for the purposes of having another set of children to be experimented on, kills his children's families and loved ones so they have not one to rely on but him, the closest thing to affection he had towards any his children is pride that Ephemera has met his expectations. Even when he credits other vampires who helped him bring about the vampire apocalypse, that very same sentence implies he intends to kill and usurp their kingdoms as well.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He used to be in league with them, though the nature of his involvement is unknown. In the flashback sequence he appears in, he is seen wearing a Nazi uniform. In modern times, his Ancient Vampire Elite Mooks are dressed in Nazi-style uniforms.
  • Vampire Monarch: Kagan had a whole vampire cult led by his children devoted to him.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He praises Ephemera because she's always trying to usurp him, calling her "ambitious" but spites Xerx, who is loyal and wants nothing more than to meet his approval by calling him "weak and foolish."

Professor Trumain

  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tried this against Kagan.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He was beaten to an inch of his life by Kagan and strangled with his own small intestine for stealing one of his children.
  • Parental Substitute: According to Rayne, if he never had gotten to her in time, she would have turned out just like the rest of Kagan's offspring.
  • Posthumous Character: He is long dead by the time of the second game and only appears during a flashback scene.
  • Taking You with Me: He was already at death's doorstep and used the chance while Kagan was gloating about Brimstone to pull out a grenade and kill them both.

Ephemera

  • Black Eyesof Crazy: She has pitch-black eyes wrapped by leather straps, implying she might be blind.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her primary power.
  • Dark Action Girl: Literally.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • The Dragon: To her father.
  • Fantastic Racism: Refers to Rayne as a mongrel half-blood.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She dresses like a dominatrix, and her Elite Mooks are styled like S&M ninjas.
  • In the Back: Gleefully impales Ferril in the back for failing Kagan, and this is after Ferril threatened her with bodily harm for interfering in her plans.
  • Living Shadow
  • Meaningful Name: Sounds a lot like Ephemeral, fitting for a being partially composed of shadows and able to morph and teleport away.
  • Ninja: Her minions are styled like this.
  • Noodle Incident: She has some unrevealed romantic past with Severin. It's not dwelt on in the game, but Ephemera promises to pay Severin a visit once she has killed Rayne.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Severin, apparently.
  • Puzzle Boss: During the first confrontation, you just have to hold the line. During her second battle, you have to destroy the Shadow Portals in her Zen Garden to keep her from regenerating health.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to both her sisters Ferril and Rayne, in a way, being cold, calm scheming and keeping a lower profile.
  • The Starscream: She secretly wants her father dead so she can take over his kingdom, which is how Kagan wants it.
  • Wutai: While Ephemera herself doesn't look the part, she does have Gratuitous Ninja minions and her personal arena is styled after a Japanese Zen Garden, except for the empty pond (being weak to water and all...)

Ferril

  • Bad Boss: Constantly yells at her subordinates and even eviscerates one after giving him instructions, just because she decided to do them herself.
  • The Brute: Ferril is very hot-blooded and the most prone to violence among Kagan's offspring. It's mentioned she's the strongest of Kagan's children, but in the end proves to be no match for Rayne or Ephemera's cleverness or Xerx's science.
  • Cat Girl: She has a rather feline appearance.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: She is fried alive by Xerx using the Sun Gun.
  • Dark Action Girl: Unlike Ephemera though, she's much more direct and violent.
  • Femme Fatalons: Has large, sharp claws on her hands. Also her feet appear to be composed of stiletto-heel-like spikes.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Ferril is nude with continually shifting tattoos covering her body.
  • Meaningful Name: Sounds a lot like Feral, which also describes her personality and looks quite well.
  • No One Could Survive That!: She is stabbed and thrown off a building several hundred feet tall. She reappears later, attempting to get back at Kagan and Ephemera, but before she gets the chance, Xerx blasts her with the Sun Gun.
  • Puzzle Boss: She is not supposed to be fought directly; Rayne has to attack the Shroud Tower's power conduits while avoiding Ferril's attacks.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the impulsive, vulgar and gung-ho Red to Ephemera's blue.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She has the dirtiest mouth of all in the cast and she is the quickest to throw insults.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In spite of being a powerful vampiress in charge of a cult of madmen, she's considered expendable by her own father Kagan, who values Ephemera and Xerx more. Best seen with her minions, which are a bunch of thugs and mindless brutes, compared to Ephemera's ninjas or Xerx's old school soldiers.
  • Smug Snake: She is overconfident in her abilities and gets bested every time.
  • Tempting Fate: As soon as she declares that she's going to kill Kagan for impaling her and leaving her to die in daylight, Xerx's sun-powered Kill Sat descends on her and fries her into nothingness.

Xerx Mephistopheles

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Xerx's armor can only be damaged in the four power nodes in his armor and only with Blood Hammer.
  • Body Horror: His face is covered in scars and stitches, making him look like a human version of Frankenstein's Monster.
  • The Evil Genius: He is the resident scientist of the Kagan Cult.
  • Humongous Mecha: He rides one in his boss battle. Specifically one made from Body of Bodies kinda like a Flesh Golem. You have to fight weaker versions of them earlier and there are some rooms in his towers filled with these deactivated suits.
  • Meaningful Name: Xerx sounds like Xerxes, a Persian King, while Mephistopheles... well, goes without saying.
  • Mad Scientist: He created the Shroud as well as the Sun Gun. His first scene has him performing some experiments on Slezz's children. He's also the one who put Kagan back together with the Vesper Shard.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Xerx is driven to prove himself to his father Kagan.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is the only one of Kagan's offspring who is actually loyal. Ironically, this is also why he's a "Well Done, Son!" Guy; Kagan looks down on him for not having the ambition to stab him in the back.

Dariel Zwerenski

  • Aristocrats Are Evil
  • Bat Out of Hell: His only power is to turn into a cloud of bats.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: His appearance is evocative of this.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Among all of Kagan's children he's the one that most resembles their father physically, but is the least like him in terms of personality, being a weak but cultured Classical Movie Vampire instead of a mighty Warrior-King. He's also the only one whose minions seems to be mostly human (except for a Dhampyr mercenary).
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Lives in a magnificent and gigantic mansion.
  • Wicked Cultured: His mansion is adorned by statues, armors, artworks and other magnificent pieces of art.
  • Zero-Effort Boss: Every time you attack him, he will just fly over to a different location and you give chase until you kill him; he also throws swarms of bats at you instead of fighting you directly, and his attacks are so pathetic they can only stun you, but not actually kill you in any way.

Kestrel

  • Amazon Brigade: Implied by Severin to be a clan of all-women Dhampyrs.
  • Animal Motifs: Birds, as if you couldn't figure out.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: They wield large, spiked scythes coming from their armlets, when not using throwing daggers.
  • Brainless Beauty: While they are good looking, none of them look exceptionally smart. The last one even has suicide bombers fighting alongside her.
  • Creepy Twins: At least three of them engage Rayne in the first act, after defeating Zwerenski.
  • Flunky Boss: They always come along with several minions. The last one even has Suicide Minions at her disposal.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: The second one flees after being severely injured, forcing you to track her down and kill her.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: It's possible to defeat the last Kestrel by taking advantage of her own Suicide Minions to wound her.

Slezz

  • Baby Factory: Her role within the Cult. She gives birth to plenty of vampire children that are experimented on by Xerx.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: While she can protect herself with her wings, there's a lever right in front of her that flood the cavity she's sitting in, which you can use to cause her to shriek in pain and neglect defense.
  • Gainaxing: Like cheat-coded Rayne, she has this. Unlike her, is played for Fan Disservice and allows her to shot acidic milk at you.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: According to some Mooks, she used to be some sort of smoking hot love goddess-like thing, before growing into the grotesque monstrosity she's now.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: Not only is this thing a female, but she demands Rayne to return her children.
  • The Nose Knows: She mistakes Rayne for her father because she smells the blood of her father approaching.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: She is a gigantic, ancient vampire breed referred to as "Babylonian Winged Shakab". According to Zeverin, Vampires of her kind can only be killed by removing their hearts.
  • Tennis Boss: During her boss fight, she regularly throws her bomb minions into Rayne, who uses her harpoon to fling them back to defeat her.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: If you try to approach her too soon, she'll send Rayne flying across the chamber by flapping repeatedly her wings.
  • Womb Level: Thankfully limited to a single "room" after you literally blow her stomach open.

Turned and Foremen

  • Bullfight Boss: Turned have a tendency to charge at Rayne to ram her. If they hit a wall, you can attack them while they're stunned. In Xerx's tower is even possible to one-shot a Turned by tricking him into charging in a window.
  • The Brute: Both serve this purpose and are mostly found in service of Ferril, appropriately enough.
  • The Dreaded: By Ferril's own minions, and for a good reason.
  • Drop the Hammer: Foremen have a gigantic one they use to smash people to bits.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Both are gigantic brutes, Turned ones have horns growing out of their eyes and tend to charge anything they sense, while Foremen wear a working apron, wield a sledgehammer and can see pretty well, which makes them much more dangerous.
  • Puzzle Boss: A few Foremen can be killed in creative ways: the first one can be killed by reaching the upper floor and make canisters fall on him. The third and fourth ones can be tricked into getting close to a giant turbine and be torn to pieces.
  • Recurring Boss: They're often encountered as powerful minibosses in Ferril's domain.
  • Smash Mook: At one point, you even have to trick a Foreman into smashing several concrete protection to destroy the "heart" of the Shroud Tower.

Ephemera's Ninja

  • Action Girl: Most of them are women, though there are some male ninjas, such as the Shadow Legion.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The Shadow Legion use these blades rather than swords.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Like Ephemera, these minions wear leather bondage clothes.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: They don't look the part, but are fast, dangerous and nearly immune to most of the attacks that would normally take down a Minion. To use the Harpoon or feed on them you must either take them from behind or stun them with gunfire.
  • Conlang: Members of the Shadow Legion only speak an ominous "Ancient Vampire Language". Mocked by Rayne, who actually tells them to admit they're just making it up as they talk.
  • Cool Sword: They wield large, ninjato-like swords which they can electrify in order to shock Rayne if she tries to harpoon them.
  • Enemy Civil War: In the Park, you'll often see them trying to fight back the cockroach enemies.
  • No-Sell: As long as they're on guard, they can deflect and block all melee and harpoon attacks, as well as feeding attempts.

The Unraveler

  • Creepily Long Arms: Which he uses to climb up and down his pillar.
  • Enemy Civil War: For some reason, it appears to be attacking Kagan cultists as well.
  • Evil Smells Bad: The only thing we know for sure is that the Unraveler possess a very foul, distinctive stench.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Its origin and true nature are completely unknown and he appears in the game without any context.
    • Foreshadow If you listen at two mooks behind a closed door earlier, you'll hear them talking about the Unraveler and how it works as a guardian for Kagan's hideout.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Coupled with an absurdly wide mouth.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Ya think?
    Rayne: (after seeing it chew on a Mook) Whoa. "Unraveler" is not just a funny nickname. Damn.
  • Pivotal Boss: The Unraveler clings to a pillar in the middle of the ruined room and vomits body parts and acid at you, forcing you to navigate the area to get a clear shot at him.
  • Puzzle Boss: Downplayed, while you can shoot the Unraveler to death, but if you manage to reach the top of the room you can harpoon the "sacs" near the ceiling, causing the stalk the Unraveler's clinging to to crumble.
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