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Dracula's Army

    Vlad Dracula Ţepeş
"I do this last kindness in her name, she who loved you humans and cared for your ills. Take your family and leave Wallachia tonight. Pack and go, and do not look back. For no more do I travel as a man."
Voiced by: Graham McTavish (English), Naoya Uchida (Japanese), Carlos Segundo (Latin American Spanish), Klaus Dieter Klebsch (German)

The Big Bad, Vlad Dracula Ţepeş seeks vengeance on all of humanity for his wife's burning at the stake.

  • Abusive Parents: He scarred Alucard when his son tried to reason with his father that they shouldn't kill all of humanity. Later it's revealed to be completely averted in regards to him and Lisa raising Alucard. By all accounts from the second-to-final episode For Love, Dracula dearly loved and still loves his son, commenting that it was both he and Lisa that painted his room and made the toys that child Alucard played with. In fact, just being in Alucard's room is enough to snap him out of his Unstoppable Rage and push him into My God, What Have I Done? territory. Dracula is so utterly devastated when he realizes what he was doing and filled with shame that he willingly lets his son kill him to end the horror he has become.
    Dracula: [Lisa's] greatest gift to me... and I'm killing him.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: A downplayed version. Dracula is still the Big Bad with a history of killing humans for petty reasons but he's not as bloodthirsty or cruel as most interpretations of his character. Helping this is the fact that the show goes into depth about how his most recent rampage is a result of outside forces.
  • Adaptational Wimp: A somewhat downplayed version of this trope is in play for this version of Dracula. In the games, Dracula is an Eldritch Abomination more than a simple Vampire Monarch. He's tied to hell through his connection to Chaos which is the primal well of all evil and destruction that both collects the evil of existance and spreads it. The game version of Dracula has dominion over all dark forces on earth and all monsters or evil creatures are subservient to him with him being capable of feats up to and including Reality Warping. The castle in the game is also a Genius Loci and Eldritch Location that changes everytime it appears with some of the parts of it being seperate dimentsions apart from the normal world as opposed to a highly complex Magitek construct.
  • Adaptation Distillation: His first wife Elisabetha Cronqvist is unmentioned in the animation, which makes Lisa "the only love [he] ever knew", even thought Elisabetha was the reason he chose to become a vampire. His backstory in general is not mentioned much beyond a generations-long rivalry with the Belmonts, starting with Leon.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Played with. Pre-Ayami Kojima artworks had him with black hair, but Kojima-drawn artwork has his hair color as platinum blonde. It's black in the series.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Dracula introduces himself as "Vlad Dracula Ţepeş", while in the Japanese dub this is "Dracula Vlad Ţepeş", the official order in Japan. The English version of Symphony of the Night had it as "Vlad Ţepeş Dracula".note 
  • Adapted Out: His One-Winged Angel forms are not adapted.
  • Affably Evil: While his demeanor and Kill All Humans plan may prove otherwise, Dracula has the capacity to show respect, kindness, and love to those closest to him.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: His death is played in a completely tragic and sombre manner, and his own son and executioner grieves for his death.
  • Amazon Chaser: The misanthropic Dracula immediately takes a liking to Lisa because she is not scared by him as easily as most other humans, she does not immediately assume that he is the devil that the likes of the Belmonts and the church believe him to be, and her belief in a better future through science and medicine over superstition.
    Dracula: I think I might like you.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: While not officially stated, season 2 shows that Dracula is suffering from signs of depression: Mood-Swinger nature (aloofness to despondency to anger), not "feeding" on any blood, not planning ahead, shoving people away (except for a notable few), and suicidal thoughts (which have been noted by both Godbrand and Alucard). In fact, one reason why people may suffer from depression is the loss of a loved one (with Dracula losing Lisa).
  • And Then What?: A rare justified instance. Lisa's death drained Dracula of any kind of affection for life, even that of his own or his fellow vampires. His ultimate goal of killing all of humanity serves no practical purpose other than taking out his anger on those he believes have wronged him, uncaring that this act will cause vampire-kind to starve. Carmilla, Hector, and even Godbrand express frustration over how overwhelmed he is with apathy.
  • Anti-Villain: Downplayed. While it has been noted In-Universe (from Alucard and Trevor) that Dracula's anger at humanity for unjustly killing his wife is understandable, they both also point out his Kill All Humans plan is insane and he needs to be stopped.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Nonviolent example. When Isaac prepares to die defending Dracula from the heroes, the vampire lord apologizes for going against his friend's wishes before sending Isaac away from the battle.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Alucard. His son attempted to talk his father out of his plan to eradicate all of humanity, but it only resulted in his father scarring him. And now, Alucard is prepared to fight his father, even if it results in the latter's death.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Dracula is not lord of the vampires because he won it in a lottery. He is, hands down, the most powerful being on the show and it takes Trevor, Sypha and Alucard fighting all together to so much as stand a chance, even though Dracula has not been feeding for some time. Even then, things only end when Dracula allows Alucard to stake him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Dracula is an unstable genocidal vampire that wants to kill every last human on earth. Before controlling his armies from afar he often enjoyed making the humans suffer and personally burning down their cities by himself along with brutally killing whatever merchants he could get his hands on. Though he normally attempts to keep his cool nowadays to lead an army but a small trigger can let out his homicidal tendencies.
  • Badass Boast: After he finally loses it in his fight against the main trio, he charges Dark Inferno while letting loose with this:
    Dracula: I am no ordinary vampire to be killed by your human magics... I am Vlad Dracula Ţepeş... And I have had ENOUGH!
  • Badass Cape: Dracula wears a long, red and black cape.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: He catches Alucard's sword between his fingers when he tries to impale him.
  • Beard of Evil: A pointy, sinister Van Dyke type.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • Played straight with Lisa. Besides standing up to the Vampire Lord himself and not being easily cowed by his intimidation, Dracula also fell hard for Lisa because she didn't assume he's the devil when they first meet and treats him like a normal person.
    • Inverted. Dracula didn't spare the elderly woman he warned as his "last act of kindness" because she was kind to him. He spared her because she was the only person to pay respect to Lisa after her execution.
    • Of his generals, Dracula is closes to Isaac because of the latter being the consistently and genuinely loyal to him without any pretense.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Cruelty and rudeness. Dracula's main reason for hating humans in the first place was that they were so cruel to each other and disliked any who attempt to enter his castle. Though after he met Lisa he attempted to see the brighter side of humans but after his wife was killed for attempting to be a doctor by using science and accused of being a witch by the bishop he finally lost it.
    • He doesn't like it when someone questions his methods or his orders as he shows absolutely no tolerance for his generals bickering about what he has placed for them to do. He'll often shout at them or express a small bit of his power to submit them but when Godbrand attempted to call him out on this face to face Dracula looked as if he was ready to tear his head off.
  • Beyond Redemption: Alucard tried to reason with him and talk him out of his plan to Kill All Humans, insisting that while he grieves with his father over Lisa's death, he will not allow him to commit genocide; in response, Dracula attacks him and puts him in a coma for a year. By the time Trevor and Sypha find him and wake him up, Alucard has concluded that Dracula can't be reasoned with and has to be killed.
  • Big Bad: It's Dracula; he's the main antagonist of the entire Castlevania series. He's given much more understandable motivations than his video game counterpart, but he still unleashed the hordes of Hell upon humanity, killing countless people for the actions of a few.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Carmilla in season 2. Carmilla joined Dracula’s vampire army as one of his generals to exterminate humanity, but also planned to overthrow him. Dracula, however, knew about her treachery and waited for her time to strike.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Dracula has thick, black eyebrows.
  • Bigotry Exception: Dracula has a hatred for all humans. Except Lisa. And later on, this extends to Isaac and Hector, notably the former.
  • Bigot with a Crush: Dracula is well known throughout the world for his hatred of humans, but he fell deeply in love with and then married Lisa, a human woman.
  • Blood Knight: In his past, Dracula reveled in the violence he caused to those whose seemingly wronged him.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Downplayed. While Dracula hates humans for killing his wife — who was also human, making their son half-human — he does not have much respect for his fellow vampires, either. He chooses two human friends as leaders in the war effort over his Council of Vampires, trusting Hector and Isaac since they have emotional stakes in the war and an Undying Loyalty to him, while the vampires are only looking out for themselves and serve Dracula because he is stronger than them, seeing the humans as nothing but cattle to be herded and controlled. His end goal basically amounts to a Taking You with Me merely as an after-thought, killing all of humanity and starving the rest of vampire-kind in the process (including himself).
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Dracula has lived in times were modern medicine was seen as an example of witchcraft. He, himself, has learned all the modern sciences that humans have disregarded. He also is neither sexist or racist.
  • Brainy Brunette: Dracula has black hair and has been constantly noted to be genius scholar.
  • Broken Ace: He's the top of all vampire-kind and his intelligence could've changed the world. But he went mad with grief.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: He's a Broken Ace recluse who is extremely cynical while Lisa is an All-Loving Hero who believes in the best of humanity.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After Lisa's death, he has abstained from feeding with the intent of succumbing to his hunger and dying along with humanity and the rest of his kind. Even in his weakened state, he is still more powerful than everyone there, being able to effortlessly shrug off Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard's combined attacks and only dying when he lets his son stake him in a Villainous BSoD.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: Tall, aristocratic, black cape... he checks the boxes nicely, and even goes the extra mile by combining the look with that of Bram Stoker's original design (the long hair and beard) and Count Orlok (the pointed ears, the hooked nose, the long face, and the claws) for good measure.
  • Crusading Widower: A villainous example; his Reign of Terror begins after his wife's unjust execution.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dracula spent many years as a recluse and has killed presumably thousands of humans. Then, he met and fell in love with Lisa, whom he had a son with. Tragically, his beloved wife was burned at the stake per orders of the Bishop because of her "witchcraft". And then began Dracula's Kill All Humans plan.
  • Dark Is Evil: Zigzagged with Dark Is Not Evil. The major antagonist, a vampire, and predominantly wears black clothing. However, while there's no denying the genocide plan is abhorrent, but even he doesn’t seem that fond of the idea; Dracula's actions are guided by how he passed the Despair Event Horizon. Prior to the death of his wife, he was genuinely in love with her, freeing slaves, and reshaping his worldview in a very positive way. He even goes as far as to save the life of Isaac, who was perfectly willing to sacrifice himself to defend Dracula. This is the polar opposite of conventional villainy. This isn’t a series about a For the Evulz type of bad guy. We're watching a broken individual destroy everything around him out of grief. Even at the moment where a weaker story would have him keep trying to kill Alucard, he instead has a mental breakdown upon realizing what he's doing, and lets Alucard kill him.
  • Death Seeker: It's established in Season 2 that he knows killing all of humanity will give him nothing to feed on any more, yet he does not care in the slightest. Alucard straight-up called his war the longest suicide note in history. Even Godbrand picked up on it. When he has a Heel Realization that he is trying to kill his own son, he just lets Alucard literally put him out of his misery.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Lisa's death didn't just destroy whatever was good in him, but also deprived him of caring about anything else. His minions note that his genocidal campaign lacks any tactical or strategic direction and it's just him lashing out aimlessly at mankind. Dracula himself admits he doesn't have the willpower to come up with fancy ways of killing humans like he used to before — all he cares about is just to kill them all. This is the key reason why Carmilla wants to overthrow him — she believes his bitterness and resentment is stiffing everyone and he shouldn't be in charge. He finally comes to the realization he is dead inside and doesn't fight back when Alucard kills him. Overlaps with Driven to Suicide.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Even though he's the Big Bad who started the extermination of humanity and acts as the Final Boss in most Castlevania games, he - somewhat surprisingly and rather suddenly - meets his demise by the end of season 2, being survived by Carmilla and both his Devil Forgemasters, and with a whole season yet to go.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • He has a legit point about his rage for Lisa's death. Extending this to the entire human species? Less so. Alucard even begs his father that if he were to take revenge, he should find the ones directly responsible rather than condemn the entirety of the human race for the actions of a few.
    • There was also one time where he laid waste to an entire town, killed 40 men, and stuck them on wooden spikes to terrorize the survivors simply because the merchants offended him.
  • The Dreaded: The other vampires are terrified of him. Godbrand states that even in his current weakened state, he still wouldn't want to test out trying to take Dracula on, and Carmilla refused to openly make any move against him. This later gets verified with how easily Dracula tosses around Alucard, Trevor, and Sypha who, just prior to this confrontation, had ran through his generals with relative ease. Flashbacks at the start of Season 2 showed that even Lisa was afraid of him, fearing what he would do if she were ever murdered.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Dracula's first scene has him using his vampire powers to intimidate Lisa, and then after she proves to not be some person trying to trick others, he then proceeds to share his knowledge with her. In short, he lives up to his name as a Monster Lord, but also shows that he has the capacity for kindness.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • He was deeply in love with Lisa and her death destroyed him.
    • He truly loves Alucard, but is so blinded by grief and fury, he has trouble seeing it until the end when he realizes how far he's gone off the deep end.
    • Of his generals, Dracula has the most affection towards Hector and Isaac, especially the latter.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the fifth episode of the second season, he tells a tale of when he very much enjoyed murdering humans, but he states he only harmed those that offended him, and he even set a fire so the wives and children of the men that offended him would escape as he murdered the 40 men. Though he did impale their corpses to horrify the women and children.
  • Evil Counterpart: Dracula manages to act as one to all of the protagonists, as he shares with each of them a similar backstory, personality, and/or skill.
    • To Trevor — A similarly misanthropic, condescending, and temperamental noble scion with ties to black magic, but one who chooses to express his dissatisfaction towards the human race who wronged his family by exterminating it instead of just leaving it alone.
    • To Sypha — Both are magic users with the ability to summon and control fire as a weapon. But Sypha is a scholar of magic who uses her powers to defend against evil, while Dracula is an Evil Sorcerer who used his magic to summon an army of demons to Kill All Humans.
    • To Alucard — Both are vampires (with Alucard being a dhampyr) who lost the same loved one to ignorant humans, but while Dracula resorts to Kill All Humans, Alucard pleads with his father to not commit genocide. Alucard even notes the humans' name for him, being the backward name reflects their belief he is the opposite of his father.
  • Evil Is Bigger: The main villain of the series, and noticeably taller than all the non-monster characters and most of the monsters. In Season 2, he uses his size to actually bully his general Godbrand by calling him "Little Godbrand".
  • Evil Overlord: After his wife's death, he embraces this trope completely by sending forth hordes of monsters and demons to annihilate everything in their path while sitting inside his massive and sinister castle.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He uses a sizable amount of magic, ranging from summoning The Legions of Hell to Playing with Fire to a host of other purposes.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Dracula has a pretty deep, husky voice, courtesy of Graham McTavish.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • He had a pretty low opinion of humans, which was alleviated somewhat with Lisa's presence. After Lisa dies, his opinion on humans instantly takes a massive nosedive and plummets even further than it was before, reaching truly genocidal heights and sticking him right back into this trope (save for his kind treatment of Isaac and Hector).
    • This actually extends to his views on vampires as well. Whether it be by being alone, living with Lisa, or traveling the world at her suggestion, he cut himself off from vampire society. With them back in his employ, he'd still rather associate with Isaac and Hector. His war strategy, as noticed by everyone, seems to be to cause as many casualties to everyone as possible, and even if it were a success, he plans on either letting the vampires starve to death or killing them himself. Outside of Alucard, Isaac, and Hector, Dracula is done with all societal species, more from disappointment and betrayal than hate.
  • Father to His Men: All things considered, he's actually a pretty nice guy. He doesn't keep slaves. He grants an audience with pretty much all his leader subordinates, regardless of how loyal they are. His human supporters are people he rescued, and support him out of their own free will. At one point, a loyal follower prepares to sacrifice himself to defend Dracula, who removes him from the battle entirely, to save the follower's life. Further reinforced when he suffers an emotional breakdown in his fight to the death with his son.
  • Fisher King: Whenever he is enraged, his eyes turn blood-red along with the moon.
  • Five Stages of Grief: At least at first, part of his dialogue had him demanding to know where the church had taken his wife, implying some semblance of hope that he had to time to save her. Since then, he's most definitely been stuck in a mix of anger and depression after Lisa's death. He leads a genocidal rampage against all of humanity and attacks Alucard for trying to dissuade him against it. Throughout Season 2, it becomes steadily clear that he's lost the will to live and doesn't care if he or every other vampire would starve to death, or even how the humans were killed off as long as they all died. His depression comes to a head when he stumbles into Alucard's room while beating him to death; eventually, he stops fighting against the heroes and allows them to put him out of his misery.
  • Genius Bruiser: Besides his high intellect, Dracula is possibly the physically strongest character in the show.
  • Good Parents: Before Lisa's death, Dracula loved and doted on Alucard, teaching him his knowledge from a young age, making him a lovely room, and even making toys for the child together with Lisa. Unfortunately, Alucard not being quite as enthusiastic in genocide provokes a violent reaction. At the end, though, Dracula remembers how much he truly loves Alucard and his final moments are their acknowledgment of this fact to one another.
  • Guilt by Association: How he justifies killing not just the people who killed Lisa, but also everybody else. Interestingly, this paints him in a light not entirely dissimilar from Trevor at the start of Season 1.
    Dracula: There are no innocents! Not. Anymore. Any one of them could have stood up and said "No, we won't behave like animals anymore."
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Dracula has shown to have a very bad temper as he would oftenly lash out at others whenever he was irritated. Though it causes some to question his authority as he is wildly unfocused when faced with certain obstacles and will throw himself into a rage as the situation is out of control.
  • Handicapped Badass: Surprisingly so. It's made note that Dracula hasn't fed in a long while after Lisa's death, to the point that he is visibly weakened. Still, no Vampire challenges him to a direct fight, and when the protagonists show up to fight him, he is easily able to mop the floor with them. Dracula even shrugs off the effects of Trevor's Morningstar, which was an effective One-Hit Kill weapon, and easily bests Alucard in their confrontation. It's only due to Dracula's Heel Realization that he gives up the fight.
  • Happily Married: Though not fully shown, he and Lisa apparently had a loving marriage. He traveled the world as a man at her request, and even though she missed him deeply, she was still happy of the things he taught her.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Dracula loved Lisa deeply. When he learned that she was killed as a heretic, he damned humanity as a whole and sent his legions out to commit wholesale genocide.
  • Heel Realization: Experiences this in the final battle while fighting Alucard, they end up crashing into his childhood room and he realizes that he is trying to kill his own son, and broken with shame, he gives up fighting and allows Alucard to put him out of his misery.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He completely towers over Lisa, as she's barely towards his waist.
  • Humans Are Bastards:
    • Believes this whole-heartedly. He already barely tolerated humanity when he met Lisa. But after she's killed for being a "witch" by the Catholic Church, all bets are off. Dracula even says as much to Alucard during a moment of rage.
    Dracula: That woman was the only reason for me to tolerate human life! [...] There are no innocents! Not anymore!
    • It is worth noting, however, that he makes exceptions for Hector and Isaac, the only two humans among his ranks. His reason being is that they are bound by loyalty rather than thirst and bloodlust like every other vampire. On that note, he doesn't have a high opinion of other vampires either do to their ambition for power (Carmilla) or brutality (Godbrand).
  • Hypocrite:
    • Despite having a distinct disparaging view on humans, he fell in love and married one (Lisa) and is closest to his two human generals (Isaac and Hector).
    • Though his anger against mankind is reasonable due to his wife's murder, one of the reasons for some people to be paranoid enough to burn anyone who seems to be in contact with demons or vampires has to come from the atrocious actions he used to do against humans in his past, like killing a lot of men from a town just because they badmouthed him and impaling their corpses, leaving them to be seen by the mourning families of such men.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: When he first meets Lisa, he tries to scare her, but she despite being visibly shaken she refuses to falter. When she composes herself, she tells off the Monster Lord for his rudeness. It's no wonder Dracula fell for her.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He wasn't called 'Vlad the Impaler' for nothing. This is also his ultimate fate, as he's stabbed with a wooden stake through the heart by Alucard.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (a vampire) would fall in love, marry, and have a child with Lisa (a human).
  • Irony: Dracula was well known (and feared) throughout the world for his hatred of humanity. Two of the people he was closest to were Lisa and Isaac, both humans.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, Dracula is a misanthropic Big Bad who has a history of violence he committed, but he's also capable of genuine respect and love.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: When Alucard tried to reason with Dracula, the latter's response is violence. And he still battles his son in their fight in season 2, but has a Heel Realization and allows his son to kill him.
  • Kill All Humans: His goal is to have his legions wipe out humanity in revenge for Lisa's death.
  • Large and in Charge: Easily the tallest character, just like in the games. If he wants to intimidate anybody, all he has to do is walk right up to them and he towers over them. He leans down to mock the already tall and burly Godbrand when he steps out of line.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Besides being inhumanely strong, Dracula is also quite nimble.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Downplayed. His imposing figure and scowling face makes it hard to see, but Dracula does have some handsome features. Plus, his raven hair appears to reach his shoulders.
  • Love at First Sight: Downplayed and implied, given his smile during his exchange with Lisa near the end of their meeting onscreen.
    Lisa: They won't live such short, scared lives if they have real medicine. They won't be superstitious of how the real world works.
    Dracula: Why should I do that?
    Lisa: To make the world better. Start with me, and I'll start with you.
    Dracula: (bows) I think I might like you.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The death of his beloved wife is what caused Dracula to want to wipe out humanity.
  • Love Redeems:
    • A subversion. Dracula did attempt to understand humanity for his wife's sake but ultimately could not, especially after they murdered her.
    • Played straight in his fight with Alucard. He undergoes a Heel Realization that he nearly killed his son, the greatest gift Lisa ever gave him. Because of this, Dracula allows his son to stake him.
  • Mad Scientist: Dracula is portrayed this way in the series. He is described as a scholar and a scientist that has gathered such advanced knowledge that his highly technological castle appears to be magic. And after Lisa's murder, he uses that technology to lay waste to Wallachia. His own son laments that he could have used it to change the world.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: A presumbably rich aristocrat who dresses in elaborate wardrobe and the main Big Bad for most of the season.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: He is an immortal vampire who fell in love with and married a mortal woman (Lisa). Lisa dies before him but only because she was unjustly executed by humans.
  • Monster Lord: Dracula is the king of the vampires for good reason. Given how vampires believe in Appeal to Force and Might Makes Right, Dracula is most certainly the most powerful by a wide margin. This goes Up to Eleven when he fights the heroes and he pulls off feats that put him into Person of Mass Destruction territory that so far outstrips the other vampires you have to wonder what Carmilla was thinking by betraying him. This was all after Carmilla and Godbrand had both pointed out he was weakened from not feeding, but was still far too strong to attempt to take on.
  • Morality Chain: To Isaac, with significantly more emphasis on "chain". Dracula provides Isaac with outlets for his misanthropy. The loss of his master corrodes Isaac's sense of restraint, until he's massacring anyone who angers him with glee.
  • Moral Myopia: Alucard straight-up tells him that his plan to Kill All Humans will also slaughter people who had nothing to do with Lisa's death and are just as innocent as she was. Then Dracula furiously shoots down the notion of there being any innocents anymore after her burning.
  • The Mourning After: He has not gotten over Lisa's death one year later. Didn't help that the Catholic Church called him the Devil himself and mocked his wife's death.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Combined with Interspecies Romance with Lisa. While she's a normal human trained in medical science, her husband, Dracula, is a Monster Lord who has centuries worth of magical knowledge.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: It dawns on him at the end of season 2. He has a realization at the end of his fight with Alucard, as well as being hit with the sudden sight of Alucard's childhood room, with the decorations and toys he and Lisa made together for him, that he's trying to kill his son. This hits him so hard that he breaks down whispering this, then he just stands there and lets Alucard stake him with no further resistance.
  • Mysterious Past: His childhood, relationship with the Belmonts, how he became a vampire, and anything regarding his earlier life is not touched upon.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Does this to Trevor, Sypha, and especially Alucard in their final battle.
  • No-Sell: The heroes, initial attacks barely dent him if they hurt him at all. Subverted with Trevor's morning star Vampire Killer, which brought him to his knees after taking the full brunt of the attack to the chest.
  • Obviously Evil: Deconstructed. He has all the tropes that paint him as being this; a giantvampire, with fangs, clawed hands, a red and black color scheme, and a stereotypically evil beard and moustache, he lives in a large and haunting castle and he commands the Legions of Hell to Kill All Humans. But his backstory and motivations show that he is much more complex and sympathetic than the one-dimensional villain his appearance would suggest.
  • Odd Friendship: With his human servants Isaac and Hector, even when you account their extreme misanthropy, its truly saying something he respects them more than he does his fellow vampires.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: While he hates humanity with a passion, he's also just genuinely tired of life in general. It becomes clearer in season 2 that Dracula knows that killing all of humanity will starve him and all other vampires too.
    Dracula: It doesn't matter... So long as they all die, that's all. They all have to die...
  • One Head Taller: Dracula was a full head taller than his wife, Lisa.
  • One-Man Army: When properly motivated, he can be this to scary effect, such as one time he laid waste to a town because its merchants offended him and he killed everyone that stood in his way pretty effortlessly.
  • Opposites Attract: Dracula was noted to be The Dreaded among humans and monsters, had a deep racism and cynicism to humanity (sans a few), and would go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge if greatly angered; Lisa is an All-Loving Hero with a deep need to help humanity and is quite forgiving. And the two were Happily Married.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Dracula is perfectly content to let his armies go into the world and destroy mankind however they see fit, though he typically leaves it up to Hector and Isaac to decide where most of his forces should go. It also gets Deconstructed. The fact he seems to be just lazing around with leadership, and sets a vague goal of just wiping out humanity with no clear plan, leads to friction within his generals, as many feel he is just a depressed old man lashing out over the loss of his wife. Carmilla especially is furious at this.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He's a vampire for sure, but how exactly his condition works is still not completely known. The traditional vampiric weaknesses of running water, sunlight, holy power, and others are either displayed or mentioned along with vampire powers like turning into mist, super physical abilities, controlling beasts, etc. are shown, nothing is depicted about how the condition is spread and the fact that when Dracula died, it looked like a miasma of lost souls comes spewing out of him makes things more mysterious. In fact, he seems to be this compared to other vampires. He's far stronger than even the other vampire lords, to the point that he survives a direct hit from the Morning Star even while severely underfed and weakened. He also has control over demons and monsters that most of the other vampires don't; this is partly because Hector and Isaac are about to craft them as Forgemasters, but he also seems to be able to summon them from... somewhere. He seems to not be merely a vampire, but a demon as well.
  • Pet the Dog: His "last act of kindness" is to an old woman who pays her respects at Lisa's grave. For that, Dracula lets her leave, take her family, and flee Wallachia before his mass slaughter starts.
  • Playing with Fire: Dracula has tremendous power through fire. He can teleport in a pillar of flame and he sends his message to his wife's killers by causing the fire from the stake to erupt into an effigy of his face. He also used the Dark Inferno attack just like in the games.
  • Politically Correct Villain: In late medieval Europe, Dracula agreed to teach Lisa, a woman, science without judging her based on her gender. And one of his top enforcers, and most trusted friends, is the very black Isaac.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In the past, he was once rebuked by some human merchants in a city and he decided to repay them for this insult. He started fires in the city, knowing the merchants would send away their wives and children before leaving last with their treasured trinkets. Then he killed the forty merchants who rebuked him and any who tried fighting him, leaving their remains on spikes outside the city. He didn't touch the surviving family members.
    • What makes him so dangerous now is that he's abandoned any notion of pragmatism. As a vampire, even at his worst he'd have to leave survivors because he needs human blood. now, he's essentially committing suicide "the long way around".
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: His grief and anguish over Lisa's murder is what drives his desire to Kill All Humans.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He is the main antagonist of the series and his outfit consists of red and black clothing.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When sufficiently angered, blood fills Dracula's sclera, dying them red. Which also turns the moon red as well.
  • Redemption Failure: Dracula was on his way to turning over a new leaf after he met Lisa. Unfortunately, the Bishop decided to execute Lisa and even went as far as mocking her. Needless to say, Dracula did not take kindly to that.
  • Relative Button: Mocking his late wife Lisa is a sure-fire way to get on his bad side. Killing his wife was one thing but berating her by calling her a witch really drove him over the edge as the bishop found out when he was met with Dracula's fiery appearance to punish them. Especially when Carmilla compared her to a pet and questions why she wasn't turned into a vampire, and you can just see the boiling rage that is rising within Dracula when his subordinate goes too far.
  • Renaissance Man: Has great knowledge of many things magical and scientific. Alucard describes him as being a man of science, a philosopher and a scholar. Which makes him all the more dangerous because he's also now insane.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Downplayed; Season 3 involves a cult trying to resurrect Dracula from Hell, and they very nearly succeed while it is shown that Dracula and Lisa are still existent beings in Hell. The only issue is that Dracula has absolutely no ability on his own to revive himself nor does it seem that he wants to be resurrected anyway, and would be forced to rely on outside help to return to the Earth.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: A downplayed version. Lisa's presence is what encouraged him to help humanity and "walk as a man". However, dialogue from him after her murder, referring to Lisa as the "one thing to justify human life", and the fact that the two humans he was close to were as misanthropic as him implies he could never truly get over his hatred for human, with Lisa being the notable exception.
  • Retired Monster: Implied to have been this before he met Lisa, given Leon Belmont's pursuit of him.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Dracula's reaction to Lisa's murder was to Kill All Humans.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Before meeting Lisa, Dracula had a castle that was capable of traveling anywhere...yet he didn't, having been content to simply live in self-imposed isolation from the outside world.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Lisa came to Dracula's castle because the stories she heard about him said he possessed knowledge found nowhere else, and the Mayor of Targoviste understandably freaks out when he appears after Lisa's burning, saying that he thought Dracula was just a story made up by heretics, while the Bishop outright refuses to believe Dracula is real, calling him "a fiction that justified the practice of black magic". He's so shrouded in myth that according to Trevor, nobody even knows what he looks like.
  • Straw Nihilist: While he was not exactly an optimist in the first place, he soon gave up on humanity's (and by extension himself and his fellow vampires) right to live on this Earth after Lisa's death.
  • Strong and Skilled: Dracula has an animalistic yet honed sense of fighting style thanks to his years of experience.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Dracula was a recluse before meeting Lisa, had No Social Skills, and can intimidate nearly anyone with his size, power, and reputation. However, he was capable of showing tender love and affection to those he was closest to.
  • Superpower Lottery: He's far beyond every vampire in the series, displaying a level of power none of them could hope to match. In a fight he's an outright Lightning Bruiser that can tank blows no matter how strong and has an intimate knowledge of powerful sorcery. And this is after he's resigned to starving himself, meaning he was possibly on the level of Story-Breaker Power before that.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Dracula was Lisa's science/medical teacher when they first met. Their relationship would transform into love, marriage, and the birth of their son.
  • Tears of Blood: After finding out that Lisa was burned at the stake, he cries bloody Manly Tears.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Downplayed. Dracula was already evil to begin, even when he gave up staking humans, but he fully embraced his hatred of humanity when they murdered Lisa.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: It takes Alucard staking him, Trevor cutting off his head, and Sypha burning him to ashes to put him down for good.
  • Together in Death: He's shown together with Lisa in Hell in Season 3.
  • Tragic Villain: His wife being burnt at the stake sets him off to his latest villainy.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • When he learns of Lisa's death. He has an even tone with the woman he told to leave Wallachia and the people of Targoviste he declares war upon. Averted immediately after those scenes, when he's seen smashing up his laboratory in a fit of rage.
    • In Season 2, when Carmilla questions why he never turned Lisa into a vampire, he grows visibly livid and appears ready to blow up. He still keeps his volcanic fury in check.
  • Troubled, but Cute: When Dracula isn't being an intimidating Vampire Lord and gives a genuine smile, he shows his handsome features. He's also a recluse with a violent past and went mad with grief when Lisa was murdered.
  • Unstoppable Rage: During the final battle against Alucard and his companions, Dracula is seen visibly losing himself in the heat of the fight as he goes completely berserk when fighting his opponents while taking out all of his rage and grief towards those who stand in his way. Literally nothing can stop him now as he's so filled with anger to where he has no qualms about killing his own son.
  • Uptown Guy: Implied. When they first meet, Lisa had no last name while Dracula lived in a castle and was known as the Vampire Lord, implying some degree of wealth.
  • Vampire Monarch: He is considered the top dog of vampire society and has enough authority to summon others to carry out his will.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: As season 2 goes on, it becomes clearer and clearer that his ongoing genocide of the human race is not making him any happier.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Alucard is right that he can't kill all humans for what one person did, but Dracula makes the damn good point that anyone could have stood up for Lisa, but nobody chose to.
    • He nearly loses his temper with Carmilla when she asks why he never turned Lisa and if he only saw his late wife as a "pet". Besides the fact that her question was extremely personal, she also disrespected his beloved wife.
    • The reason why he trusts Isaac and Hector over his own kind is met with criticism from the Council, notably Godbrand. Dracula then points out that the former two joined out of loyalty while the others only came because of their hunger of blood. His statement is proven right when the Council do plan a coup against him with Isaac being the only one by his side while Hector being tricked by Carmilla to join her.
  • Villainous BSoD: A subtle, tragic one. Upon realizing he's trying to kill his son to carry out revenge for his wife, Dracula nearly breaks down in tears, recognizing how far he's fallen, and offers no resistance at all to his death.
  • Villainous Crush: Zigzagged. When he met Lisa, he was already a recluse and didn't terrorize humanity like he did prior to meeting her, but fell for her nonetheless.
  • Villainous Friendship: With the two Devil Forgemasters Isaac and Hector, whom he almost always expresses respect and appreciation. In fact, during Season 2's climax, he saves Isaac's life by sending him to a distant desert through a magic mirror because he genuinely treasures his loyalty.
  • Villain Protagonist: Considering everything that occurs or is set in motion is directly due to his actions, a strong case can be made for Dracula being the main character in seasons 1 and 2 as opposed to heroes like Trevor or Alucard.
  • Villain Respect: A bit towards Trevor probably due in part to Leon his ancestor and his family. Perhaps also because the Belmonts are the only hunters they have continued as a clan successfully killing monsters for centuries.
    Dracula: (after being struck full on by the Morningstar Whip) The Morningstar Whip... Well played, Belmont.
  • Wicked Cultured: He's the Big Bad and is also well-educated in many fields that would classify him as a Renaissance Man.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Downplayed. Besides having a low opinion of humans, Dracula also killed many of them prior to meeting Lisa. But her unjustified death at the hands of the humans she sought to help destroyed any sympathy he had left for the species.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Godbrand speculates that Dracula has gone for a long time without feeding, potentially weakening him. Whether or not it's true, Godbrand still advises against fighting him, and Dracula is plenty strong as he is.
  • World's Strongest Man: There aren't many—if any—who can stand up to Dracula and actually beat him in a one-on-one fight. Even his powerful generals cower in fear when he's angry, proving that he could kill them in a split second if he wanted to. It takes the combined effort of Alucard, Trevor, and Sypha to actually take him on and do minor damage while he's in a weakened state (due to starving himself from blood), and the trio don't even win the fight. He allows Alucard to kill him to put an end to his misery, and it's implied that if he were healthy and had drank more blood, he would've been much stronger and could've killed all of them easily.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Dracula didn't hesitate in any of his attempted fatal blows against Sypha.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Inverted come late Season 2. With Carmilla and Hector having betrayed him, and the rest of his forces wiped out, Dracula is down to only Isaac as his sole remaining loyal soldier. Isaac is prepared to lay down his life to defend Dracula from Alucard, Trevor, and Sypha. Dracula decides to reward Isaac's loyalty by actually teleporting him away from the castle so that he would actually survive.

Dracula's War Council

    In General

Dracula's direct subordinates, consisting of two human sorcerers (Devil Forgemasters) responsible for creating the demonic monsters (Night Creatures) that make up the bulk of his forces; along with several vampire warlords who are allied with him, who are in charge of their own respective vampire troops.

  • All There in the Manual: According to the director Samuel Deats, the five unnamed generals are Raman, Sharma, Chō, Zufall, and Dragoslav.
  • Co-Dragons: They are Dracula's most powerful servants. However, Isaac and Hector are given lead over the others.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: They were recruited from different parts all over the world — the two most prominent ones are an Austrian (Carmilla) and a Nordic (Godbrand). The other five's origins are never said out loud, but it's indicated by their names and their style of dress that they are German (Zufall), Russian (Dragoslav), Indian (Raman), Nepali (Sharma), and Japanese (Chō). This extends to the two Devil Forgemasters as well: Isaac is most likely African due to being black, while Hector is implied to be either Greek or Turkish due to being recruited from east of Rhodes.
  • Council of Vampires: A given, but, rather unusually for this trope, the very human Devil Forgemasters precede them in authority.
  • Dance Battler: In a Season 3 flashback, Chō is shown to dodge and slash up a would-be vampire hunter in a manner akin to traditional Japanese dancing, elaborate hand movements and all. Of course, she has her human court as an audience, so this really was more of a performance than a fight.
  • Dark Action Girl: While Carmilla hasn't been shown fighting at her fullest as of this edit, Raman and Chō are very skilled in combat and put up a good fight against Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard.
  • Decadent Court: Dracula's war council is only held together by his own power. Carmilla's appearance leads to even more infighting and even an attempted coup.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Raman is always barefoot, only wearing pair of hefty gold Indian anklets. Due to her feet being mostly obscured by her sari, it's only evident in close-ups.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: They come from distinct ethnicities and backgrounds, and its established that not all of them are vampires such as Isaac and Hector. Dracula explains that the latter's loyalty is exceptional considering his genocidal plans against their race.
  • Flat Character: Besides Hector, Isaac, Carmilla, and Godbrand, the other generals have no discernible personality, nor do they ever speak. Chō gets a little more through a flashback and some testimony in season 3, but still no spoken lines.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: In contrast to the other Generals' weapons or unique powers, Dragoslav fights with his fists. He's one of the few to actually hurt Alucard sending him flying with a punch.
  • Ironic Name: All of the Vampiric Generals that do not speak have names which considerably don't fit, especially concerning their actions.
    • Raman, the Indian vampiress, means "Beloved" in Hindi.
    • Sharma, the Nepali vampire, means "Happiness" in Nepali.
    • Chō, the Japanese vampiress, means "Butterfly" in Japanese, though she did fight very gracefully in the season 3 flashback.
    • Zufall, the German vampire, means "Coincidence" in German.
    • Dragoslav, the Russian vampire, means "Dear Glory" in Russian.
  • Meaningful Name: And on the other hand, all the Generals with speaking parts have names rather indicative of their goals and ideals.
    • Isaac means "he laughs" in Hebrew, which isn't fitting considering his personality, but fits the story of the name how he followed the word of a higher power through Dracula after initially disbelieving the possibility of the plan revealed to him.
    • Hector means "to restrain" in Greek, and he is by far the closest thing to a voice of morality in Dracula's court. Additionally, he himself spends all his time restrained either by his personal form of morality or by literal chains when Camilla enslaves him.
    • Camilla means "free-born" in Latin, ironic considering her vampire origins as a servant to a stronger vampire but fitting for her refusal to bend the knee to another ever again.
    • Godbrand has no dialectic meaning, but it's a portmanteau of "God" and "firebrand," reflecting his arrogance and aggressive personality.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: The generals' schemes and infighting make up most of Season 2 but have little to do with the conflict between Dracula and the heroes. The generals never directly confront or even meet the heroes, who completely sidestep them during their attack on Dracula's castle. Similarly, Carmilla's coup against Dracula goes nowhere since she began her attack on Dracula at the same time as the heroes, whose actions scatter her forces and block her way into the castle.
  • Posthumous Character: Chō receives more of a role in season 3 after her death. Unlike the other Generals, the show establishes what she was doing before being called to Dracula and how she ran her court.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Isaac and Hector respectively, concerning how they approach Night Creature forging. Isaac's mastery is the result of studying for years, while Hector has been reanimating animals since he was a kid.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: It's implied that none of the court members are particularly fond of one another. They question Dracula's leadership, but won't actually dare to challenge him to his face.
  • Token Human: Isaac and Hector are the only humans among Dracula's court — a fact resented by the vampire generals.

"You know... one day, the last one of you will ask me, 'Why did you work with Dracula to murder all of the people?'. And you know what I'll say? It's because you're all so fucking rude."
Voiced by: Adetokumboh M'Cormack (English), Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese), Carlo Vásquez (Latin American Spanish)

One of Dracula's two human generals and a Devil Forgemaster.

  • Adaptational Badass: Zig-Zagged version. His videogame counterpart is more powerful due to his ability to craft multiple Innocent Devils and, like that version of Hector, is implied to be a master of multiple forms of armed combat, particularly the spear. This version of Isaac only fights with a spiked belt and a short knife that can resurrect corpses into monsters, but he is far more intelligent and mature than his videogame counterpart.
    • The biggest difference between the two versions of Isaac is their standing against Hector. The videogame Isaac, despite his powerful abilities, was considered to be inferior to Hector in terms of combat abilities and skill as a Devil Forgemaster. This Isaac is more intelligent than Hector and is capable of killing vampires and multiple people with just his belt and his knife, whereas Hector is always outsmarted by vampires and gets his ass kicked regularly.
  • Adaptational Diversity: Isaac is both black and later revealed to be a Muslim in the show, whereas in the games he was a white redhead whose religion wasn't even indicated.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Isaac in the games wore a very fetishistic outfit. Here, he dons a Devil Forgemaster's crest not unlike Hector's. He does occasionally strip down to flagellate himself.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the original games, he was nothing short of a psychotic maniac. While he is still evil here, he is portrayed as a more somber and nihilistic character with a tragic backstory.
  • Adapted Out: There is no mention of his sister Julia, especially in his flashback in his youth.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Isaac admires vampires, Dracula especially, seeing them as "pure" when compared to humans. He was also seemingly in love with his abusive master as a teenager.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He gives an in-universe eulogy to a night creature bat that struggled to fly back to the castle and died at the doorstep.
  • Ambiguously Gay: There are a few hints that he might be this, such as when he suggests that him and Hector should kiss each other, the latter states that might be the first time he heard him say a joke, but Isaac says that he never does. The most notable example of this, however, is in a flashback: When he was being tortured for poking around his then-master's things, Isaac confessed that his motivations for doing so were because he loved him and wanted to help, which is said in a more romantic tone rather than in a filial one.
  • And Then What?: In season 3, Isaac has no real plans after avenging Dracula, something the Captain picks up on. He's not even fully sure if he wants to kill all humans like Dracula wanted.
  • Avenging the Villain: Isaac's main goal after season 2 is to find and kill Hector and Carmilla for betraying Dracula.
  • Ax-Crazy: Seems to honestly believe that The Legions of Hell are morally pure and innocent no matter how many horrific things they get up to, while humanity is utterly irredeemable over the most minor of offences- like, say, turning away the guy who shows up with an army of demons when he wants to pass through their town, which prompts him to Kill 'Em All.
  • Badass Normal: By all intents and purposes, a normal human who is seen killing multiple vampires, who are stronger, faster, and more durable than humans, onscreen.
  • Bald of Evil: Isaac is bald in this continuity rather than being a Evil Redhead like in the games.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Isaac explains that his Undying Loyalty to Dracula is because the latter was the first person to treat him with respect and kindness. This is a recurring thing with Isaac in season 3, meeting the shopkeeper and captain actually makes him question his hatred of humanity simply because they were kind to him.
  • Berserk Button: Much like his friend Dracula he severly hates human's rudeness and cruel nature which causes him to always see the negative side of them rather than the positives. In his defense he was abused by a man for only wanting to help and learn from him but was whipped for his troubles. As well as being frequently bullied by other random strangers for no reason after being saved by Dracula. Proving that a so called "monster" like his former master/friend Dracula was nicer to him than his own species.
    Issac: You know... one day, the last one of you will ask me; "Why did you work with Dracula to murder all of the people?". And you know what I'll say? It's because you're all so fucking rude.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Despite being rather passive and keeping to himself, he should not be in any way underestimated. Killing Godbrand, a centuries-old and powerful vampire, didn't even require that much effort on Isaac's part.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: After the death of Dracula, he shares the antagonistic role with Carmilla in Season 3.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Isaac hates human with a passion as much, if not more, than Dracula. And he is one.
  • Character Development: During Season 3, he begins questioning his quest to destroy humanity after encountering several individuals who make him consider human kindness in spite of human cruelty. Unfortunately, every time he finds a kind individual who aids him, he always meets a group of guards that try to chase him off despite his large army of monsters at his back, leading him into despair, only now with an army of the monsters created from the dead at his disposal.
  • Co-Dragons: With Hector to Dracula in season 2.
  • Covered in Scars: Being a former slave and a self-harmer, he's got quite a number of them all over his body and his Shirtless Scene gives us a good glimpse.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A former slave who has been beaten and mistreated by almost everyone he encountered.
  • Deadpan Snarker: So deadpan that he had to tell Hector that he wasn't in fact making a joke.
    Hector: I know that, strictly speaking, we've never really been friends.
    Isaac: It seems counterproductive to cultivate human friends when we're engaged in the project of ending the human race.
    Hector: [puts his hand on Isaac's shoulder] But we are in the same side.
    Isaac: …is this where we kiss like Benedictine monks from different monasteries?
  • Decomposite Character: Alongside Hector, he shares a few similarities with Death to be specific, his Undying Loyalty and Villainous Friendship with Dracula. In addition, his appearance slightly resembles Zead — Death's human disguise. Given the events in the season 2 finale, he might also be the show's equivalent of Shaft the dark priest.
  • The Dragon: While he and Hector are Co-Dragons with equal amount of authority as the ones heading the army, Isaac fills the position more as Dracula's most trusted confidant and aide. Notably, Isaac is the one who enters into combat at his master's stead even willing to face down the protagonists before they fight Dracula himself.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Dracula's death, Isaac decides he might like his own army and begins to create one...
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Isaac hates traitors.
    • He won't kill someone unless there is a good reason for it. Which means you are either threatening Dracula, or him. You threaten Dracula, you're dead. If someone threatens him, he warns them not to cross him and gives them a fair chance.
    • Despite being there to use their bodies for night creatures, he's briefly disturbed by the sheer callousness of the Magician using his mind-controlled slaves as missiles.
  • Evil Is Petty: While the shopkeep and captain make Isaac rethink his hatred of humanity due to their kindness, he quickly returns to his mindset simply because he found it rude that the local authorities demanded that he leaves their towns when he has an army of night creatures at his beck and call.
    • This happens several times throughout the season. Ordering a group of actual demons from hell to leave the city is a quite reasonable demand, yet Isaac treats it as an example of humanity's worst corruption. On the other hand he was intending to pass through peaceful until the city guards threatened him.
  • Evil Sorcerer: As a Devil Forgemaster, he's a skilled sorcerer who creates an army of demonic monsters to serve Dracula.
  • Eye Scream: Isaac seems to have a fondness for inflicting this on his enemies. He killed his abusive caretaker by shoving his thumbs into his eye sockets and kills one bandit this way in the Season 2 finale.
  • Facial Markings: Isaac has four dot markings on the top of his left eye and three below.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride and Wrath. Anger and hatred is Isaac's strength to move forward, but it's to the point that he can't fathom a reason to live without hating humanity. He will accept whatever excuse he can to continue hating (and killing) people, ignoring any excuse to let go. He looks down on the rest of humanity with a sense of moral superiority despite frequently committing atrocities and easily being more violent, closed-minded and unforgiving than almost everyone else he kills.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Isaac can turn the deceased into demons, and yet when he fights, he uses only his knife and his spiked belt with great efficiency. He made short work of Godbrand using completely mundane methods, too. Justified, as the act of forging only works on human corpse, not vampires.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: His backstory has him start out as a slave. By the end of the season, he’s wiping out entire bands of slavers and adding them to an army of slaves he has planned.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Isaac has numerous scars on his back from his self harm. He also two scars on the right side of his head.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Near the end of Season 3 it is revealed that Isaac is the one behind the events of the main plot, as he is the one who created the demon that enthralled the monks in the priory into opening the Infinite Corridor, in an attempt to revive Dracula and continue his master's work.
  • Heroic Willpower: A villainous variant when he overcomes the Magician's mind-slaving abilities long enough to stick a dagger in him.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Though Isaac hates humanity and plots their end, there are a number of scenes that show he doesn't subscribe to this mindset. Dracula saving him from the magicians who sought to chop him up was a major turning point in his beliefs, but unlike other characters, he doesn't view the capacity for evil as a purely human trait. He sees that same capacity in characters like Godbrand for their treachery, and he even defends this mindset when talking to Hector. Hector believes that animals only act on instinct and aren't capable of the kind of cruelty that humans are, while Isaac states that animals can be just as pointlessly cruel and that while humanity's evil is clear, it's not unique.
  • Hypocrite: He's a Sufi Muslim who works for friggin' Dracula and summons hordes of demons using the corpses of all the people he has killed. He also seems to think that he can tell the moral character of a person by whether or not they were nice to him, while the utterly inhuman ways he treats everyone else is perfectly justified and excusable.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Issac repeatedly meets people who make him question his misanthropy... quickly followed by him meeting people who defy every opportunity to let Isaac do things in a peaceful and civilized manner.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He kills Godbrand with a spiked belt!
  • In Name Only: Really, he has literally nothing to do with the Isaac of Curse of Darkness aside from sharing the same name and position. It's just as well to take them as completely different characters.
  • Knife Nut: He uses a magical knife not only as a weapon of choice, but as a tool for devil forging.
  • Love Freak: A dark take on this. Isaac believes there is not enough love in the world and wishes to rectify this... with genocide.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: Throughout Season 3, Isaac is shown some of humanity's good qualities by the unlikeliest of sources who he encounters in his journey for revenge. Unfortunately, he falls into the same situation one too many times where the populace of several towns wants him and his demons to either leave or die, causing him to drop his composure and murder everyone.
    Isaac: Why do I keep doing the same things and expecting different results? Is that not the definition of insanity?!
  • Maker of Monsters: He's a Forgemaster, using his trade to create soldiers for Dracula's armies by using a magical dagger to tear the souls of the damned out of Hell itself to occupy the body of someone or something that was once alive, immediately mutating them into twisted abominations.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Despite being human, Dracula trusts his two Devil Forgemasters because they genuinely hate humanity. Events in Season 3 cause him to doubt this mindset, but then other events transpire that quickly lead him right back to despising humanity.
  • Morality Pet: He is the only human Dracula treats with genuine kindness and respect after Lisa's death. When he prepares to die defending Dracula, his friend sends him away to safety.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Isaac has Undying Loyalty towards Dracula, even when presented with evidence that Dracula's war against humanity would, at best, only result in a Pyrrhic Victory for the Vampires.
  • Never My Fault: In Season 3, he treats being ordered to leave a place by the townguards as confirmation that humanity is wretched, openly ignoring the fact that even the most tolerant of people wouldn't be happy with him bringing an army of demons into their town. The only thing in his defense is that he did both times intend to pass through peacefully and did not order his creatures to attack until after the guards in each case insisted on attacking rather than escorting them out of the city, but even this is an extreme and unjustified case of Disproportionate Retribution.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Usually works as a Forgemaster on the sidelines; but if forced into direct action, he won't screw around. As soon as Godbrand confirms his intent to betray Dracula, Isaac doesn't hesitate to slaughter him via Sneak Attack and dispose of his ashes. And right after being separated from his master in the Season 2 finale — he proceeds to kill a group of bandits in self-defense (with similar Combat Pragmatism to how he killed Godbrand), raise their corpses as undead Mooks, and Start His Own army to continue Dracula's legacy. Combine this with his Undying Loyalty, and he's basically the Soundwave to Carmilla's Starscream.
  • Not So Stoic: He's horrified and screaming when he realizes that Dracula means to go against his wishes and spare him, Dying Alone.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He speaks to a demon corpse rather warmly while resurrecting it.
    I'm sorry. You struggled so hard to come back home. So loyal.
    • Isaac spares numerous people over the course of the third season, some of whom because they're nice to him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When he needs a ship, he talks with the nameless captain about sailing it. While Isaac ponders if it would simply be easy to kill the captain and his crew and sail the ship with his monsters; the captain convinces him otherwise as sailing requires a lot of skill and knowledge that neither Isaac nor his monsters have. That said, though he spared the captain out of pragmatism he does come to enjoy the man's company and by the end of the trip Isaac's decision to let him go was partly out of gratitude as well.
  • Precision F-Strike: Generally avoids profanity during most of the show, up until the second time he unleashes his horde on Genoa's city guard.
    Isaac: You know... one day, the last one of you will ask me, "why did you work with Dracula himself to murder all the people?". And do you know what I'll say? It's because you're all so fucking rude.
  • Race Lift: He is portrayed as black in the show, whereas in the games he was a white redhead.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Notably, his clothes are purely black compared to Hector's, his Devil Forgemaster fire/aura when working on bodies is red, and the Night Creatures he creates have red eyes with black sclera.
  • Religious Bruiser: Isaac is a Sufi Muslim. He uses "Peace be upon him" when referring to the Prophet Muhammad, and the reason why he summons demons is to fulfill one of his sayings about "Hell being emptied".
  • Self-Harm: Whips himself regularly with a short belt embedded with tiny spikes. When asked why he does it, he replies he does it for his own discipline, a sense of peace, numbing himself to a horrible world, and reminding himself that he still makes his own choices.
  • Shout-Out: The combination of Isaac's personality, skin color, sexual orientation, Villainous Friendship with Dracula, and his intent of Avenging the Villain at the end of the second season is heavily reminscient of Enrico Pucci, a human who was an incredibly trusted friend (and possible lover) of the villainous vampire Dio.
  • The Stoic: In the present, he's very cool and calm.
  • The Teetotaler: He does not partake in alcohol for religious reasons, being a Sufi Muslim.
  • Tragic Villain: It's hard not to sympathize with Isaac, despite his service to Dracula. Isaac is a former servant who genuinely cared about his master, only to be constantly hurt for his trouble. He self-harms to numb himself to the world, and ultimately wants little more than to protect Dracula, who he deeply cares about.
  • Tranquil Fury: Issac knows how to keep his temper in check and will often not express his anger recklessly but very methodically which gives him a very cold tone.
  • Undying Loyalty: The most loyal of all Dracula's subjects. Dracula confides in him far more than Hector or any of the others and Isaac even admits that he'll kill anyone suspected of taking action against them without a second thought. It's precisely for this reason that Dracula saves his life by sending him through a portal to a distant location.
  • Unknown Rival: By the third season, Isaac has dedicated his life to avenging Dracula by killing Carmilla for her betrayal and continuing his vision of exterminating all of the humans. Carmilla is not even aware that Isaac managed to survive the events of the second season.
  • Villain of Another Story: While he is directly responsible for the events of the main plot of Season 3, Isaac's priorities are focused elsewhere. Specifically, he is hellbent on revenge against Hector and Carmilla for betraying him and Dracula, and is raising up his own army of hellspawn.
  • Villain Protagonist: As one of the viewpoint characters of the third season, Isaac falls into this. He's not even in direct opposition of the main heroes instead focusing on building his army to continue Dracula's goal of killing all humans, and looking to take revenge against Carmilla and Hector for their betrayal.
  • Villainous Friendship: He serves Dracula with utter loyalty and it is clear Dracula holds him in high regard as well, trusting him with his concerns. The two openly refer to each other as friends and remember the moment of their first meeting down to the last detail.
  • Villainous Valor:
    • In the season 2 finale, it's implied he thinks he can't last against Alucard, since he tells Dracula he'll die fighting for his best friend. Isaac decides to fight anyway, because he thinks he owes that much to Dracula to give him a chance to live.
    • If you threaten him, he will give you a few warnings before going on the attack. Shame that most people don't get the memo.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Twice in Season 3, he starts to think that maybe humanity isn't so bad and twice, someone tries to kill him. This is partially his own fault, what with his public flaunting of his horrific demon army in a town and the local police are reasonably unsettled.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Platonic example; he tells Dracula that it is worth dying for his best friend, if it means the world still has Dracula. Dracula doesn't quite agree, and sends Isaac away from the battle.

Voiced by: Theo James (English), Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Alejandro Orozco (Latin American Spanish)

One of Dracula's two human generals and a Devil Forgemaster who performs necromancy.

  • Abusive Parents: His father was a greedy, power-hungry Alchemist who'd insult Hector when he says he's being cruel and his mother outright told him to his face she never wanted him.
  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. Hector is much less muscular than his game counterpart.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In the game, Hector was mature and knew about the misgivings of Dracula's plan. Here, he's a Manchild who is easily fooled by nearly everyone.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original continuity, he rebelled against Dracula because he started to kill humans and also was The Hero of his own game. Here, while he does have a problem with genocide, he still remains a loyal follower in spite of his concerns. It's somewhat mitigated by having a sympathetic backstory that pushes him into Anti-Villain territory. He does betray Dracula, but that is because he is tricked by Carmilla into doing it.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While the game Hector was a complete badass capable of facing Dracula himself, this Hector is reduced to ineffectually cringing and begging for Carmilla's mercy when she pummels him into submission. Even more galling was that he didn't even lose his powers like his game counterpart. This trend doesn't end in Season 3. It somehow gets worse. Poor guy spends the entire season being able to do absolutely nothing. Finding a meek-looking vampiress that he may use to escape? She's stronger than she looks and wipes the floor with him. Him seemingly having leverage over the vampires because they need his loyalty? He gets magically enslaved and loyalty is no longer needed. A vampire falling in love with him and offering to break him out so they can be together? Too bad, she's just lowering his guard so she can place the aforementioned magical enslavement on him. There being a Hope Spot where she may harbor genuine feelings for him underneath it all? Nope, he's just a Sex Slave to her, nothing more. Quite a far cry from his video game counterpart.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the games, Hector was an angry and vengeful man who was distrusting and belligerent to everyone he came across. In the show he is stoic and much more affable, as well as too naive and easily manipulated.
  • Adapted Out: So far, there's no mention of Rosaly, his late wife from the games.
  • Affably Evil: He's the most approachable out of Dracula's generals and tries to stay on civil terms with the rest. While he's fine with the mass murder of humanity, he'd rather just stop at culling them and give them merciful deaths.
  • Aggressive Categorism: As part of his simplified, childish worldview, Hector believes humans as a whole are inherently evil and, therefore, species that appose them, e.g. vampires, are inherently good. It takes a lot of abuse at the hands of vampires for him to wrap his head around the idea that they are just as able and willing to commit all the atrocities mankind is guilty of.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Possibly; despite his overall brilliance and the horror-show that was his upbringing, his worldview is oddly naive, and he has significant difficulty relating to other people or interacting with members of the court. On top of that, he's very easy to manipulate, as noted by both Carmilla and Dracula. At least one theory pegs him as autistic.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin is slightly more tanned than other European characters, but he doesn't appear to be full-blown black like Isaac. His birthplace isn't stated, but it's implied he might be a Turk (due to his ethnicity) or a Greek (due to his name) note 
  • Animal Motifs: Dogs. He's introduced having made a zombie dog using his Forgemaster ability, and both Carmilla and Lenore call him a pet and use lines would expect a person to use with a dog with him like "Good Boy".
  • Anti-Villain: Hector views humans like animals and is fine with the idea of killing some and letting the rest live, but he clearly has his unease when it becomes clear Dracula is advocating for wholesale genocide.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He desires to make humanity into a cattle species for vampires to feed on. There won't be as many around, but it will keep humans in line as pets to the vampires. Lenore then turns him into her pet with a magical ring that binds him against harming her or those who wear the ring.
  • The Blacksmith: As a Forgemaster, he uses his own magic hammer to resurrect the dead.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: When you consider it a kindness to cull humanity like herding cattle, it's hard to be anything but this trope.
  • Boomerang Bigot: While not as strong as Isaac, Hector also has a disliking for humans even though he is one.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Hector attempts to threaten Lenore to get himself free. This same woman is an immortal vampire with supernatural abilities. Needless to say, she wipes the floor with him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Out of all the characters on the show, Hector life is full of suck. He gets manipulated twice by vampire women, whom both beat the shit out of him for kicks. Is made a slave in Season 2 and a sex slave by the end of Season 3. And just when things seems to be looking up, the light at the end of the tunnel suddenly goes dark.
  • The Chew Toy: The man just cannot catch a break by anyone he trusts. Dracula, Carmilla and Lenore all lie to, use and betray him, and force him into worse and worse forms of servitude.
  • Child Prodigy: Implied; Isaac describes Forging as a skill to be learned, but a flashback depicts Hector reanimating animals at an early age, using only coins he had on hand, so he may have been born with natural talent for it.
  • Co-Dragons: With Isaac to Dracula until Carmilla manipulates him into betraying Dracula.
  • Creepy Child: He had a thing for resurrecting recently dead or decaying animals, to the horror of his parents.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Tries to strangle Lenore. She responds by kicking the absolute crap out of Hector without so much as breathing hard.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hector grew up with Abusive Parents and killed them at one point.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He's got a bit of a tan going on and white hair.
  • Decomposite Character: Alongside with Isaac, he shares a few similarities with Death, such as his necromantic powers and being undyingly loyal to Dracula.
  • Downfall by Sex: Deciding to have sex with Lenore, and tell her that he "will be loyal to her" in the throes of passion is what leads to him being forcefully enslaved by a magic ring.
  • Drop the Hammer: He is able to magically summon a warhammer to use in combat.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's perfectly okay with killing humans en masse and reducing them to harmless livestock for vampires to feed, yet he does not at all like causing undue suffering or torture and would prefer quick and merciful deaths.
  • Evil Sorcerer: As a Devil Forgemaster, he's a skilled sorcerer who creates an army of demonic monsters to serve Dracula (and later Carmilla).
  • Failed a Spot Check: Despite traveling with Carmilla for an entire month, he never notices that she doesn't wear any ring. This comes back to bite him hard as Lenore is able to trick him into ignoring the soon-to-be slavemaster ring on her finger by telling him that the entire Styrian quartet wear one.
  • Fatal Flaw: Hector has a twofer; he suffers from a Poor Judge of Character and has a habit of undervaluing his own power. This is best illustrated in the third season where Lenore manages to gaslight and trick Hector into becoming her slave. Hector had been so caught up with trying to escape from his captivity from the sisters that it never occured to him that he carried the most leverage in his "negotiation" with Lenore.
  • Fluffy Tamer: He's actually really good with animals. One problem: They're all zombies. Notably, he's so good with night creature animals that they act like tamed pets instead of the slavering monsters one would expect.
  • Foil: To Isaac. Both of them are the only human generals in Dracula's council and have a certain amount of disdain for humanity. Hector wears blue, is more personable, and has been noted on his Manchild nature while Isaac wears red, is reserved except towards Dracula, and his troubled past made him less wide-eyed than Hector. Also, while Hector came to trust Carmilla over Dracula, it led to him being enslaved by her, while Isaac's Undying Loyalty toward Dracula was rewarded when the vampire saved him from death.
  • Gilded Cage: Finds himself in this at the end of Season 3. He's got luxurious living quarters, fine food and drink, an expansive selection of books and a beautiful lover...who keeps him as a Sex Slave and forces him to make a demon army under the threat of being put in unimaginable pain by a slave ring.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: This has become something of a reoccurring flaw for Hector leading to him suffering a lot of misery.
    • He pledges himself to Dracula because of his disdain for humanity, not realizing that Dracula is planning to kill all the humans. Hector just wants a culling and population control.
    • He really thinks Carmilla respects and values him. Carmilla later tricks him into becoming an accomplice in her coup, not realizing that she was plotting to assassinate Dracula.
    • Come season 3 now a captive of Carmilla, he places all of his trust in Lenore who is the first person to show him true affection in his life, but this was all a ploy on her end to make him her slave.
  • Human Pet:
    • Carmilla openly calls him her pet at the end of Season 2.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with Lenore in Season 3, who truly makes him her pet. The other vampire sisters even jokingly exclaim "You adopted him!"
  • The Idealist: While Dracula is cynical and Isaac is nihilistic, Hector is far less angry with the world, seeing humans as more "flawed" than outright evil. Preferring the company of animals (both regular and reanimated), Hector will routinely compare humans and vampires to animals to better comprehend them to compensate for his lack of social skills and would prefer that humanity is "culled" to a more sustainable level than outright driven to extinction. While Dracula admires his naive innocent and Isaac respects him to a point, his simplistic and naive view of the situation has gotten him in trouble numerous times.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Hector's desire for the company of people who accept and appreciate him is the impetus behind every decision he makes.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Hector has bright, blue eyes. And despite his villainous role, he's gentle and sweet.
  • Irony: He wished for Dracula's war to leave a fragment of the human race alive as penned cattle for the vampires, living at the sufferance of their masters and with no control over their lives — a fate he genuinely thought was kind. At the end of Season 2, he becomes a vampire's helpless pet, living at her sufferance and with no control over his life — and very much does not enjoy this. He even despairs in season 3 when made Lenore's pet, saying his life is ruined.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair comes down to his shoulders, and he's quite easy on the eyes.
  • Love Hungry: A reoccurring weakness of Hector's. Having grown up without knowing love, he's quick to take what passes as "love" wherever he can get it. He wants to be of service to Dracula because the vampire treats him like a friend, he thinks Carmilla is safe to grow close to when she shows interest in him (and pets his undead dog), and Lenore gets him to drop his guard in a matter of nights by feigning friendship. Hell, even his hobby of resurrecting animals as pets is a sign of this: The Undying Loyalty effect of forging means they are a wellspring of unconditional affection.
  • Made a Slave:
    • At the end of Season 2, he is enslaved by Carmilla in order to create more demons for her army.
    • Turned up to eleven in season 3, by Lenore. Now if he even thinks of turning against the four vampire sisters he will feel unimaginable agony.
  • Maker of Monsters: He's a Forgemaster, using his trade to create soldiers for Dracula's armies by using surgical tools to bring once-living things back to life as monstrous night creatures.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: Hector spends the first half of the third season stripped naked and locked in a cell. The viewer gets treated to the full display in the third episode, though it comes from the result of watching him get beaten by Lenore.
  • Manchild: Everyone equates Hector with the same child who was raising dead animals to be his pets — a kid who never really grew up. He dislikes the chaos of the bickering generals and relates everything back to animals, something he understands. This makes him naive and easily manipulated as a result. Dracula and Isaac likens him to a child, while Carmilla likens him to a puppy in light of his aforementioned animal motif.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Like Isaac, he too hates humanity and unlike in the games, willingly joined Dracula to cull humanity, unlike the game counterpart who left Dracula's service when he started hunting humans. Though he often disagrees with acts of unnecessary cruelty and states that while he loathes humanity, he doesn't want a genocide, just a culling.
  • Morality Pet: Hector thinks he's one to Dracula, not knowing that Dracula was planning on purging all of the humans. When Lenore questions him if he really believed that he would be exempt from Dracula's purge, he can't confidently answer. This ends up being a reoccuring Fatal Flaw of Hector's as well because he also believed that he was this to Carmilla and later Lenore herself.
  • Morton's Fork: As Lenore repeatedly tells him, he truly has no good options as a captive of the Styrian sisters. His choices are to rot in a dungeon eating maggot-infested meat, be tortured until he complied with their wishes, be tortured just because, be killed, or humor Lenore's attempts to treat him civilly even though she confesses that her goals are sinister. It turns out that these options are all lies; Lenore's ultimate goal is to enforce a slave pact on him which makes the other options unnecessary.
  • Mystical White Hair: A Devil Forgemaster with silver hair, even as a child.
  • Oh, Crap!: In season 3, Hector becomes absolutely horrified the moment that Lenore gently and sweetly shoos him during a conversation with her sisters, the way one shushes a dog that wants attention at the wrong time.
    "Shush. The real people are talking."
  • Pet the Dog: Literally. He often raised dead animals with his powers and he treated them as his pets. He is often seen accompanied by an undead puppy during the series. Deconstructed slowly, however: his constant infantilization of deadly creatures as harmless animals is viewed as childish.
  • Pretty Boy: He's a slender young man with a slim face. His good looks have been noted by Carmilla and Lenore.
  • Race Lift: His animated counterpart is rather Ambiguously Brown while in the games he was pale as a ghost. (It's stated that he's from "east of Rhodes", so he may be Turkish or Greek.)
  • Self-Made Orphan: He murdered his abusive parents by locking them inside their house and burning it to the ground.
    Hector's Mother: Hector? Hector, unlock this door at once! Are you burning something out there?! (her and Hector's Father's voices fade out into agonised screams against the roar of flames)
  • Sex Slave: He is turned into one by Lenore, and she makes it clear that she wants him treated well and to have a large bed because she plans to "train" him to be better at sex.
  • Shameful Strip: In Season 3, he is lock in a cage completely naked and wears nothing except a collar after becoming Carmilla's slave.
  • Slave Collar: Forced into one of these by Carmilla and then again by Lenore.
  • Tragic Villain: Hector is undeniably evil, being a willing participant in Dracula and Carmilla's schemes, desiring to see humanity culled and dominated by vampires, but he was born with an abusive family and powers he struggled to control, is strung along by different people, and instinctively flocks to anyone who shows him affection. He is constantly on the receiving end of suffering, and ends Season 3 a miserable, broken slave because he just wanted to be cared for and Lenore deceived him.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: As a child, Hector would re-animate dead animals. He has never understood why people have a problem with this because, in his eyes, he is restoring life and not making monsters.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It doesn’t dawn on Hector until the season's end that the reason Carmilla specifically reached out to him as her "ally" to stage a coup against Dracula was because she planned to enslave Hector after the fact to be the forger for her own army. After Dracula does die, Hector attempts to break away and gets beaten into submission as a response.
  • Villain Protagonist: Downplayed Trope compared to Isaac. Hector is a protagonist in Season 3, with the season usually being presented through his sympathetic viewpoint, but he's not doing anything villainous at the time and spends most of it a prisoner.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Crossed with Misanthrope Supreme. Everything Hector says genuinely indicates he sees humanity as a barbaric species, and believes they would be better off with a culling and enslavement by vampires. He also doesn't believe in outright genocide as a solution.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He threatens to rip out Lenore's throat in order to be set free. Though it doesn't work because he seriously underestimated her vampiric powers.

Voiced by: Peter Stormare (English), Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese), Oscar Gómez (Latin American Spanish)

One of Dracula's vampire generals and a Viking.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: For Carmilla. He has been apparently trying to court her for years, but she tells Dracula that she'd only consider him if every other vampire male (along with half of the females, and some animals) on Earth dropped dead.
  • And Then What?: His main contention with Dracula is founded on his concern over what the vampires will do for food when the human "livestock" is eradicated.
  • Anything That Moves: While it is never demonstrated in the series proper, but multiple characters make reference to his libido. When he's off-camera, his allies tend to joke that he's probably somewhere trying to sleep with someone or something.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: In Scandinavian languages, god means good and brand means fire. Godbrand would mean "good fire"; or if you want to be more poetic god fire.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Godbrand is for the most part a comedic character and the main source of levity amongst Dracula's forces. He's still a powerful and violent monster, and around "Broken Mast", he leads a raid on a defenseless village and starts eating children.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's a boastful Viking who loves battle, blood, boats, and sex. He sticks out like a sore thumb among his more somber, aristocratic peers.
  • The Brute: Unabashedly so. He is a Viking after all, foul/loud-mouthed and aggressive as evidenced by his first scene. He takes great joy in mutilating his enemies and ripping his prey apart.
  • Butt-Monkey: He garners little respect from Dracula, his fellow generals, or even the stoical human forgemasters. The only thing Dracula's forces seem to agree on completely is Godbrand's stupidity.
  • Canon Foreigner: He has no direct game counterpart.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He tells Dracula he dislikes drinking pig's blood because it gives him the shits.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: For all his pigheadedness and stupidity, Godbrand raises legitimate concerns and points:
    • He's quick to point out how odd it is that Dracula would summon some of the world's most powerful vampires to his castle, declare war on humanity, then immediately leave Hector and Isaac in charge and take a backseat to the whole thing.
    • He also has a big point about Dracula's Kill All Humans plan: If they kill every last human on the planet, then how are vampires supposed to get the blood they need to live?
    • He even astutely notes that Dracula's too depressed to come up with an actual plan beyond "kill everyone", and that the Lord of Darkness is so despondent that he clearly hasn't fed in a while. That said, he also recognizes that, even with Dracula in a weakened and depressed state, he still wouldn't want to challenge him. And considering the Curbstomp Battle that Dracula unleashes on the heroes once they storm the castle, he's totally right in that assertion.
    • As a side-note, he also points out that Alucard is more than just "a spoiled child" as Isaac calls him and that everyone should take him more seriously; being Dracula's half-vampire son leaves him without conventional vampire weaknesses and makes him more powerful than the average vampire. Having been raised by Dracula (who has been established as being Super Intelligent) also makes Alucard almost as clever and savvy as him. Combining all of this with Alucard's ideological opposition to his father's war on humanity makes him a Wild Card that could potentially upset the entire game, a fact Godbrand is proven right about when he, Trevor, and Sypha decimate the Council of Vampires and kill Dracula all by themselves.
  • Dumb Muscle: Godbrand is rather thick-headed and needs a lot of things explained to him. Carmilla at one point snaps at him in "Old Homes" when he doesn't understand why the Belmont Hold is so important and has to angrily explain that it stores several ancient artifacts and knowledge used to destroy their kind "through fucking centuries," something which Godbrand himself should know. He also thinks he would feel like running water could kill him… despite the fact that it, like poison, is something that he would have to have knowledge could kill him without "feeling" it could kill him, and the fact that vampires Cannot Cross Running Water, but aren't necessarily killed by it.
  • Fiery Redhead: The only General with red hair and he is a violent, loud Viking.
  • Foil: As the two named vampires generals of Dracula, Godbrand is an excellent almost-by-the-book foil to Carmilla. Personality-wise, he's crass, dumb, and violent — the typical brute enforcer — while she was sophisticated, manipulative, and played the power game like a Vampire Cersei Lannister — the typical Femme Fatale. Both have contrasting Hidden Depths: Godbrand is surprisingly observant and pragmatic, immediately asked about Dracula's long-term plan, accurately assessed his power, and wisely decided to back down. Carmilla showed a lack of foresight in her attempted coup and a sadistic and cowardly side. Appearance-wise, she has white hair and a red dress while he has red hair and white skin.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one in Dracula's army really likes him. Carmilla would only entertain the notion of hooking up with him if all of the vampiric males (plus some females and animals) died off. Dracula regards him as a little pissant. And Isaac straight-up kills him after Godbrand implies they will betray Dracula to his face. No one seems to miss him or take much notice of his absence beyond mild annoyance.
  • Ghost Pirate: A variant in that he is an undead Viking.
  • Hidden Depths: Godbrand, not without good reason, is generally considered to be thickheaded by his own allies. That said, he's not only the most vocal about the flaws of Dracula's Kill All Humans campaign, he also theorizes that Dracula hasn't been feeding recently and that the whole plan is a large-scale suicide run on the vampire lord's part meant to take everything else with him. The latter is something that Alucard later picks up on (and they were both proven right in the end) and even in regards to the former, Godbrand still readily admits that he wouldn't dare to try and fight Dracula.
  • Horny Vikings: While he doesn't wear a Viking helmet, he is a proud Viking and takes readily to the whole "Rape, Pillage, and Burn" aspect of Viking life.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Twofold. Godbrand sees humans as little more than livestock — literally — and openly whines and gripes about humans taking over the reins. Yet he legitimately takes offense to Hector and Isaac snarking about his Viking lifestyle, and then calls them out on being bigoted:
    Godbrand: Why would he talk to you rather than me? Perhaps he wants to meet with his own kind.
    Hector: Godbrand, you've never met anything you didn't immediately kill, fuck, or make a boat out of.
    Isaac: I don't understand why our lord doesn't tie you up with the rest of the animals.
    Godbrand: (Beat) Bigot! I like boats. I'm a fucking Viking. We're supposed to make boats out of things!
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: An annoyed Hector points out that Godbrand never met anything he didn't want to "kill, fuck, or build a ship out of." Godbrand is more confused at the mention of ship-building as an insult than actually insulted.
  • Laughably Evil: Godbrand's a vicious Blood Knight with nary a redeeming quality and he's terrifying when he gets serious, but this goes hand-in-hand with his entertaining bullheadedness and Paper Tiger tendencies. He gets more comedic moments than any other antagonist in the series. Partially this is because his evil tends to be small-scale and completely impersonal; he'll kill people with ruthless brutality to feed, or even just when he's bored, but he's not really that interested in the large-scale villainy or scheming of Dracula and Carmilla.
  • Nobody's That Dumb: He may be a pigheaded, bloodthirsty Boisterous Bruiser, but even he knows he's no match for Dracula. He admits this freely.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Godbrand is a Blood Knight who relishes fighting, has a high opinion of himself, and from his first appearance displays a willingness to loudly question Dracula's orders. Yet when a noticeably unhinged and furious Dracula gets in his face after one too many complaints, Godbrand uncharacteristically shuts up, looks visibly nervous, and gets out of the room as fast as possible. Later when he's talking with Carmilla, despite having deduced that Dracula is suicidal and is weakened by not consuming blood, he bluntly remarks that he would not like to try and fight Dracula.
  • Paper Tiger: As a vampire lord, he is more powerful than any normal human and most vampires, but his fellow generals seem to look down on him, while Dracula says Godbrand's bark is far worse than his bite.
  • The Right of a Superior Species: Godbrand's vampiric arrogance is so powerful that he is incapable of conceptualizing humans as anything but cattle. He balks and sneers at the thought of using strategy against humanity, who he thinks simply need to be culled in waves, and is unwilling or unable to treat the devil forgemasters as comrades.
  • Shout-Out: His design bears resemblance to Isaac's game design. Both have red hair, Supernatural Gold Eyes and only wear pants and armor, which exposes their toned chests.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Hoo, boy! And you thought Trevor was fond of throwing around the word "Fuck"!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Played with; he's one of Dracula's generals, meaning that he has significant influence in Vampire society, and when we see him fight against humans, he's a supernatural killing machine, but Dracula remarks that he makes a lot of noise in an effort to appear more important and dangerous than he really is.
  • Smart Ball: Despite his stupidity, he's the first to realize that Dracula intends to die after wiping out humanity.
  • The Starscream: Played with. He is the first and most vocal critic of Dracula's plan, yet is quick to drop it when Dracula threatens him. However, it's really Carmilla who talks Godbrand into mutiny — though Isaac puts an end to the viking before anything can come of it.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks Isaac is no danger, being a human. How wrong he was.
  • The Watson: He's used as a sounding board for Isaac and Hector in order to get some of their powers and motivations revealed to the audience.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He happily leads a massacre of an entire town, kids included.

Council of Sisters

    In General
Left to right: Morana, Lenore, Carmilla, and Striga

"Vampires and sisters."

Carmilla and her three closest allies Lenore, Striga, and Morana, who conspired with her behind the scenes to launch a coup against Dracula. Although Carmilla is the official ruler of Styria, the actual power is shared amongst the four.

  • A Lighter Shade of Black:
    • They are hellbent on dominating mankind, much like Dracula. Unlike Dracula, they have no intention of wiping them out and want to keep them as food.
    • The Council as a whole is this in regards to Dracula's. Carmilla's Council is drawn together on the basis of mutual respect and camaraderie. While Carmilla is the one who takes the lead with their goals, the other members balance out her ambitions. By Comparison, Dracula's Council was a thinly held together alliance dictated by their fear of Dracula. Dracula ruled with an iron fist, and forced others into going along with his whims. And more than anything else, the majority despise one another.
  • "Darkness von Gothick" Name: All four are named rather darkly, fitting for a council of vampire rulers.
    • Carrying over from the games, Carmilla is the Lesbian Vampire; the book originated many hallmarks of vampire fiction.
    • Morana is named for a Slavic goddess of wintry death and harvest.
    • Lenore is named for Edgar Allan Poe's Lenore, giving her a very gothic and elegant air.
    • Striga is a Latin phrase for witch or evil spirit.
  • Dragon Ascendant: The council's goal in the third season is to carry on Dracula's original plan of walling and herding off a large enough number of humans to serve as their eternal food supply, before his Villainous Breakdown led to his "kill all humans" vendetta.
  • Family of Choice: They consider each other sisters, and two of them are in a relationship.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like Carmilla, the rest of the council only views humans as no more than live stock. Lenore is the one outlier, as she is willing to negotiate with humans who prove to be valuable to their ambitions but even then like with Hector, she only views them as a pet that can double as a sex slave, at best.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Each of the four sisters neatly fall into shades of this:
    • Carmilla, the ruler, is the Sanguine. She comes up with the ideas that the others rallies behind.
    • Striga, the fighter, is Choleric. She serves as the Voice of Reason and tries to rein in Carmilla's more ambitious ideas.
    • Lenore, the diplomat, is Phlegmatic. She is the most willing to negotiate with enemies, but also the most manipulative of the four.
    • Morana, the planner, is Melancholic. She is the most willing to think of the long term consequences of their actions, and strategizes how to enact Carmilla's schemes.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Carmilla's sisters shares her knack for referring to Hector as "It." The only exception is Lenore, who is seemingly the most rationale of the four. Though just the same, she peppers all her compliments to him by saying "Good Boy" and by the seasons end views him as a pet and sex slave.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Rather than wiping out humanity like Dracula, their goal is to control a section of their country, keeping humans like cattle to serve as food. Their logic behind this is that this will give them a steady supply of food, if they can breed and control the humans selectively. Morana even discusses things like guards, supply lines, etc. when discussing how to go about this.
  • True Companions: Occasional bickering aside, the four sisters are loyal to one another and work as a unit to see their goals achieved.

Voiced by: Jaime Murray (English), Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Erica Edwards (Latin American Spanish)

One of Dracula's vampire generals. She hails from Austria and is the last arriving member of his War Council.

  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. Carmilla is gaunter and less busty in the animated series than in the video game.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Carmilla has always been portrayed as a villain in the original games, but if there is one common trait in previous continuities, it was her slavish devotion to Dracula, sometimes serving as an Yandere for him like in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. In the animation, however, she has nothing but disdain and contempt for him and is actively plotting to undermine and usurp him.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Carmilla wears less revealing clothing than her game counterpart (who was naked in most of her boss fights).
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Sort of. Carmilla is most often portrayed as a brunette in the games (both the original and Lords of Shadow continuity), although only on in Gaiden Games, and alternate continuity games — in her canon to the main continuity appearance in Rondo of Blood, she is portrayed with silver-hair, as she is portrayed in the animation.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Played with. She didn't turn against her original master or Dracula until she was convinced that they were insane and without regard for their vampire underlings. Of course, given how manipulative she is, it's unknown whether she simply wants freedom from bad governance and eventually decides 'if you want something done right, do it yourself' or if this is just the lie she tells others to get them on her side.
  • Ax-Crazy: Subtle but present. She defaults to violently assaulting Godbrand to focus his attention and... well, see the Mask of Sanity entry.
  • The Baroness: Fits this trope like a glove due to her cruel and domineering personality, beautiful looks and being condescending to men in general. If chaining Hector like a dog and calling him her pet isn't enough to qualify, then nothing else will.
  • Bed Full of Women: Inverted and implied. When she wakes up in the middle of the day to Striga and Morana’s talk of her plans, she off handedly remarks she could hear them from her bed and over three men’s snoring, indicating they were with her.
  • Big Bad: Come season 3, she's revealed to be this among her own council and powerbase in Styria.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Dracula in Season 2, since she secretly plans to oust him because she finds him weak and indecisive. With him out of the way by the end of the season, she is this with Isaac for Season 3.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Though she comes off as more resourceful and cunning than the Bishop from Season 1 and genuinely wants to take Dracula's position as Big Bad, her plans are ruined by the heroes' unexpected intervention as Sypha's spell leaves Dracula's castle out of her reach and even worse, her army was completely destroyed, leaving her unable to take control herself. With that said, Dracula's destruction plays to her advantage and she aims to fix her army shortage with Hector as her slave. During Season 3, she is trying to figure out of way to get Hector to create an army for her... Only for her companion Lenore to solve the problem completely by herself to Carmila's befudlement.
  • Broken Pedestal: Prior to the start of the story, Carmilla specifically sought Dracula out, expecting him to be a strong and charismatic leader. To her displeasure, she found that he was just as much of a slave to his vices as her previous abusive master.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: At some point in her time as a vampire, Carmilla's master became "cruel and old and mad" in a similar vein to Dracula's behavior when he lost Lisa. Due to this, she became abused until she finally killed him.
  • Dehumanizing Insult: About halfway through the second season, she starts referring to Hector as "puppy."
  • Did Not Think This Through: It's pointed out in Season 3 that her plan to force Hector create an an army for her was a terrible idea. Carmilla's treatment of him meant he had no reason to obey her, and since his creatures are loyal to him, creating the army would just give him the means to get his revenge.
    • It's made clear she didn't actually think about where Hector was actually supposed to get the bodies to create an army either, not without depleting the vampires' food supply.
  • Dirty Coward: It's subtle but present. While she is arrogant and smug, she never engages in direct combat or gets physical unless she knows she has a huge advantage. She manipulates and schemes, but is cautious and never tries to confront people out in the open. This is further emphasized when she finds out a Belmont still exists and she immediately loses her cool and borderline demands that they find the Belmont and any weapons or relics the Belmonts have collected so they cannot be used against the vampire army. While it also highlights her pragmatism and common sense compared to some of the other vampires, it's also telling that she never seems to make plans for the possibility of her foes confronting her or if she is forced into the open, suggesting that she will do anything she can to keep that from ever happening. Noticeably, she doesn't attack Hector until the sun is down and has him chained and surrounded by her troops.
  • Does Not Like Men: Carmilla has a very low opinion of men in general, regarding every single male character she interacts with as children, beasts, or old fools. Not that her opinion of the other female vampires is any better, since she regards them as too indecisive.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: An older woman in high heels who enjoys stomping on the men who piss her off and takes a significantly younger (albeit adult) man as a pet. You do the math.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Appears to be set up as the next Big Bad after Dracula's death.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Marches into Dracula's arguing court long after being summoned by the prince of darkness, which silences them and puts all eyes on her. She then asks Dracula point-blank why he never bothered to turn his late wife Lisa into a vampire like the rest of them. Then, after earning Dracula's ire and being summoned to speak with him privately, she manages to convince him that she was just asking what everyone else was already thinking and she is truly on his side, which spares her his wrath. A powerful presence, self-important, Manipulative Bitch all in one.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The sole humanizing trait of her personality preventing her from being completely monstrous, she truly cares for her council who she calls sisters, Lenore, Striga and Morana.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Carmilla cannot believe that Dracula actually loved Lisa when he refused to turn her into a vampire, seeing him as a mad old man throwing a tantrum over the death of his pet. She repeatedly refuses to acknowledge or accept that Dracula had genuine feelings for Lisa. When it is clear that Lisa's humanity is exactly the reason why Dracula fell in love with her in the first place.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Even though the two never interact, she is this to Sypha personality-wise. They share similar interactions with their male colleagues, especially when they refer to them as grown-up children. The difference is that Sypha is an example of Women Are Wiser who ultimately respects her friends and works together with them, while Carmilla is The Baroness who has nothing but contempt for the men around her and only uses them as pawns to fulfill her own ends. It's also fitting that they dress in opposite colors.
    • Even more subtle, but Carmilla is actually this to Lisa, as well. Both are blue-eyed, red garbed, ambitious, determined, strong willed and persuasive women. Both Lisa and Carmilla also willingly traveled to a vampire’s castle to seek betterment and knowledge, but while Lisa impressed Dracula making him fall in love and marry her, Carmilla on other hand... got turned into a vampire. Unlike Lisa, Carmilla is embittered, conniving and cruel, along with a lust for power due being enslaved for so long. It's telling that Carmilla writes off Dracula loving Lisa off as him "keeping a pet" and Carmilla can't understand why Dracula didn't just turn her into vampire (like her) if he wanted to keep Lisa safe.
  • Evil Is Petty: The No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Carmilla delivers to Hector at the end of the second season was ultimately unnessecary since she had already taken him prisoner with her troops. She gets called out for doing so by Morana.
  • Fantastic Racism: While not as vocal about it as Godbrand, who constantly refers to humans as livestock, this attitude is still present in her character. She believes that the only positive role humans can play towards vampires are pets.
  • Femme Fatale: Practically a given from the moment she first appears, and is even willing to test Dracula's anger proudly in the open in the process of starting her subtle manipulations.
  • Foil: To Dracula himself; they are different genders, opposite hair colors, they have opposing elemental themes (Dracula being associated with hellfire while Carmilla has both a frosty personality and lives on a snow capped mountain), Carmilla is generally in control of her emotions despite a few cases of snapping whereas Dracula is painfully in thrall to his sorrow and anger at mankind, and by the end of the season Dracula is slain as a part of his Villainous BSoD due to said emotional insecurity and having a My God, What Have I Done? moment, whereas Carmilla is now poised to take control of the remnants of Dracula's armies due to being able to keep everything together after her planned betrayal goes tits-up.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her plan of using the resurrected Bishop to bless the river water around a stronghold that Dracula's forces attempt to seize, and drops them into it, killing them. When the heroes attempt to forcibly teleport Dracula's Castle, the water is sent cascading onto her own soldiers, killing most of them as well.
  • Horrifying the Horror: A heroic example with the Belmont clan towards her. Carmilla is smug and arrogant throughout her entire time at castle Dracula and doesn't even mind getting under Dracula's skin. The instant she hears that a Belmont still exists, she immediately loses the smug attitude, becomes tense, and suggests that they send people out to find any weapons or knowledge the Belmonts had used to hunt down vampires.Given that she becomes The Starscream and has her own agenda to take over, this fear is justified. She can manipulate or back-stab her fellow vampires, but the Belmonts are hunters and will not stop until their target is dead. Given that the clan has been doing this for centuries and that it's almost certain that the night creatures have tried and been unsuccessful in their destruction, this fear is justified.
  • Hypocrite: For all her arguments about most men being childish and throwing temper tantrums, she is blind to her own womanchild tendencies, like lashing out at others for not getting what she wants.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Cold, blue eyes that match her cruel heart.
  • Jerkass: Out of all Dracula's generals, Carmilla is the cruelest of them all, being a sexist, condescending, and surprisingly violent woman who manipulates everyone around her for her own gains.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Carmilla's brutal treatment of Hector in the second season definitely qualifies. Her side story in the third season revolves around her and the council now trying to decide how to handle Hector being their forgemaster since Carmilla's actions have turned him into too much of a Wild Card who resents her.
  • Lady in Red: Wears a dark crimson dress and certainly qualifies as an evil example.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Towards Hector. At first, she tries to reason that Dracula is far too depressed to actually win the war to get him on her side while continually praising his skill and intelligence. But the moment that she got what she wanted, she dropped the act and openly stated she saw him as a puppy and now he's forced to help as he's done too much already.
  • Mask of Sanity: Carmilla puts on a good show of being calm and collected, but when she begins beating Hector into submission, this slips noticeably, revealing a wild, sadistic monster under that ice.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Carmilla does not hold a high opinion of her fellow vampires, let alone humans. Much of her disdain comes from the fact that the court is either too foolishly loyal or too cowardly to actually confront Dracula on his insane desire to destroy all humans.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: She held this opinion and is also the last known of the vampire aristocracy standing after season 2.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Ultimately, all her machinations help the main trio more than they help her. In particular, her river of holy water all but wipes out the vampire mooks (including her own) letting the trio storm the castle relatively unopposed, not to mention her scheming keeps two of Dracula's generals out of the final fight, as her scheming led to Godbrand's death and Hector being sidelined.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Does this to Hector after making him her slave.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Beating up Hector aside, Carmilla doesn’t do any fighting.
  • Oh, Crap!: While the Belmonts are The Dreaded among all the intelligent night creatures, Carmilla seems the most disturbed by the fact that a Belmont still exists. She immediately proposes that they go to the Belmont ancestral home and surveillance of it in the chance that the Belmont goes back there or that they can find any magic, relics, or knowledge that the Belmonts used to hunt monsters for centuries and secure them to protect Dracula (and herself) from danger. She is absolutely right in her assumptions and concern in both a Belmont returning there and that there is a massive cache of items, relics, knowledge, and weapons hidden there.
    • Then there's her reaction when Sypha forcibly teleports Dracula's castle away.
    "What the fuck just happened...?
  • Out of Focus: Partly in season 3 while she still appears and is still important, she fades somewhat to the background while her council gets focus in her story line.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Aside from her low views on humans, Carmilla is also very dismissive of men.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When the consecrated water crashes down on her army after the castle is teleported away, she makes an effort to keep Hector with her when she jumps out of danger, as she needs the Devil Forgemaster to rebuild her army.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: At her core, Carmilla is an Alpha Bitch who wants the World as her late master promised her. Even her sisters see Carmilla as a nuisance they must put up with in exchange for the occasional good idea.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: After Dracula is killed, Hector attempts to break off ties with Carmilla and go his own way. Carmilla responds by beating him into submission because she was really serious about him being her pet dog now.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Considers herself a brilliant schemer. Even though it's made clear her ideas only work because Striga, Morana, and Lenore make them work, and even then she insists on claiming credit for them.
  • Smug Snake: Arrogant, condescending, and self-assured... And completely incredulous and caught off-guard when things don't go her way. The one time she gets physical is when she strikes and punches Hector into submission after he has been restrained and collared.
    • Furthermore, she's not as clever as she thinks she is, as Isaac and Dracula had her figured out from the outset, and the only reason Dracula didn't stop her was because he did not give a shit.
    • As said above, her idea of creating a vampire fiefdom with humans as livestock is feasible due to the power vacuum left behind by Dracula, but that's all it is: an idea. It takes the combined efforts of Striga, Morana, and Lenore to work through the monumental logistics to make an actual plan to get there and find a way to make Hector loyal. Altogether, Carmilla is ambitious but utterly incompetent when it comes to the real workings behind it with almost all of the work being done by someone other than her.
  • The Starscream:
    • In her backstory, she was made a master vampire's bride until, in her words, he went mad, and became old and cruel.
    • In Season 2, she plots to do the same to Dracula because he reminds her of her maker.
  • Surrounded by Idiots:
    • Carmilla doesn't think that highly of the war council that Dracula put together or Dracula himself. Thinking the men are either manchildren, old fools, or beasts while the women are too scared or too enraged to do anything.
    • In Season 3 it's revealed to be the other way around with Carmilla being the impatient idiot that her friends have to deal with.
  • Stupid Evil: While Carmilla's sisters praise her ideas and will try to make them work, they're all quick to call her out for serious oversights. For example, they realize that forcing Hector into being their forge master (especially when he was already cooperating with her) AND beating him to a pulp isn't going to make him work for them. And they consider humans to be nothing more than cattle just like she does.
  • Terms of Endangerment: After the wheels of coup against Dracula gets set into motion, Carmilla drops any pretense of pleasantries she was showing towards Hector and starts referring to him as puppy. After Dracula's death, Carmilla proves that she really does mean that she views Hector as her pet now.
  • Unknown Rival:
    • Carmilla is this to the protagonists; while she expresses appropriate dread at the presence of a Belmont and Alucard to ruin their plans and has an monster band sent to deal with them, the heroes themselves don't even know about her. During the climax, they accidentally sabotage her plans by teleporting Castlevania (Dracula's seat of power that she intends to usurp) out of her reach and during the ensuing chaos, her armies get swallowed by the rivers' blessed waters effectively crippling her forces.
  • The Unfought: Nobody gets to confront her at the end, neither the heroes (who didn't even know about her) nor Dracula (who found out about her betrayal, but didn't have time to do anything about it).
  • Villain Ball: At the end of Season 2, she takes the time to beat Hector within an inch of his life when he rightfully protests his forced servitude towards her, taking obscene pleasure as she does so. In Season 3, when she explains her plan to have him create a night-creature army for them, her fellow matriarchs are right to point out that all this does is make him less cooperative, leaving Lenore to fix it for her.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • For all her arrogance, she does make legitimate points: if Dracula had turned Lisa or even provided her with some basic protection, then the church would have been unable to kill her; Dracula doesn't actually have a plan for his war council; no one can stand up to him because he can invoke Because I Said So; and he is an "old man" ravaged by grief who is engaged in pointless destruction.
    • Her betrayal and murder of the vampire who sired her is a straight example, as she alludes to him being abusive. The series also takes place before the industrial revolution, when physical abuse in many regards was not out of the ordinary. So, we had an authority figure who basically answered to no one, is specifically described as being cruel in an era when abuse was practically the norm, and on top of that he's an immortal vampire living in a secluded place where none of his subjects could seek outside help. In short, he probably had it coming.
  • Villainous Friendship: She's so close to her three friends Lenore, Striga and Morana that she considers them her sisters as well as her equals.
  • Visionary Villain: What she brings to the table among the four vampiresses. The other, three for all their competency, lack the vision to start something new. Carmilla keeps initiating new ideas and plans for the group. That said, Carmilla is flighty and weak on details so the others have to come up with ways to make her plans a reality.

Voiced by: Jessica Brown Findlay (English), Ayaka Kuroki (Japanese), Andrea Arruti (Latin American Spanish, Season 3 episodes 1-3), María José Moreno (Latin American Spanish, rest of Season 3)
"I make peace. And because of that, people think I'm soft. People think I'm weak. You won't make that mistake again, will you?"

One of Carmilla's Sisters who acts as the diplomat of the group.

  • Ambadassador: She claims this is her role in the group. She acts diplomatic, using logic and reason to show their goal is the same as what Hector desired under Dracula, but still a powerful vampire who isn't meek and weak when Hector tries to attack her at the end of their first conversation. It ends poorly for the forgemaster.
  • Animal Lover: According to Carmilla, she once found a spider with one of its legs broken, and "tore the castle apart finding something small enough to make a splint out of".
  • Animorphism: She can turn into a swarm of bats when threatened.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: At the end of Season 3, she claims Hector as her Sex Slave while exhibiting little concern for his feelings or dignity. While she does demand that her sisters allow him to live in luxury while within their castle, this is simply Pragmatic Villainy on her part: she wants her new pet to be comfortable, healthy, and ready to service her sexually.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She ingratiates herself and befriends Hector only to reveal that it was all a scheme to turn him into her personal Sex Slave while also fulfilling the goals of her sisters.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Lenore is an animal lover by vampire standards. Unfortunately, she sees humans as another species of dumb animals, so she equates turning Hector into her slave with domestication. She genuinely does not understand how Hector could be unsatisfied with an existence where he's safe and comfortable, but not free.
  • The Chessmaster: Much of the third season involves the council trying to decide how to ensure Hector's loyalty so that he can reliably create their army. The sisters conclude that true loyalty is impossible at this point, so Carmilla and Morana are perfectly satisfied torturing him while Striga simply wants to kill him. Lenore opts to try and reason with him. Through gaslighting, she manages to trick Hector into becoming her slave, and forms a pact in which he is unable to either disobey or turn his forged monsters against his masters. The rest of the council are both impressed and horrified with her efficiency.
  • Condescending Compassion: Lenore doesn't treat Hector like a person, let alone someone truly worthy of respect. When she presents him to her sisters with the ring, she shushes him when he tries to speak up and brushes aside his concerns of being forced into slavery by stating that he's now her pet and that's what he needed all along.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers a brutal beatdown to Hector after he tries to strangle her without so much as breathing hard. She might look like a slight young woman, but like all vampires Lenore is a more than capable combatant.
  • Evil Counterpart: She serves as one to Sypha in season 3. They are both redheads whose romantic relationships are in focus for the season. They have both used the line "good boy" when talking to their respective love interest but while Sypha was joking, Lenore really means it. Sypha might wear the pants in her relationship but she actually respects Trevor while Lenore only sees Hector as a pet. Sypha in season 3 is something of a Blood Knight who enjoys adventures while Lenore is a self-declared diplomat but Syhpha is benevolent and can work with anyone for the greater good as seen by her friendship with dhampyr Alucard, Lenore instead looks down on humanity and is working on turning Eastern Europe into a blood farm.
  • Expy: It's not apparent right away, but as the season goes on it's easy to see that Lenore is the series' version of The Succubus boss from the games, purposefully using her sexuality to manipulate and control Hector.
  • The Dark Chick: The quietest and most polite among Carmilla and her council, demure and ladylike compared to Carmilla's sultriness and Striga's musculature. She styles herself their diplomat, solving problems through negotiation and charisma, and certainly appears to be the least physically threatening among them. She even invokes High-Heel–Face Turn as part of her final manipulation of Hector, saying the two of them can run away together and be free of Carmilla. She was lying, and Hector fell for it.
  • Dissonant Serenity: The way she casually discusses horrible topics like eating people and torture comes off as both creepy and oddly endearing. It tricks Hector into letting his guard down and trusting Lenore long enough to enslave him. Then later, she discusses the manner in which she enslaved Hector with her sisters almost like a giddy child explaining their science project. This same dissonance as she shushes him and implies that he's not one of the "real people" causes the reality to finally sink in for Hector.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: The end of season 3 makes it clear that Lenore is the most dangerous of the vampire sisters.
  • The Face: She describes herself as the "diplomat" of the four sisters, and prefers to use conversation and commerce to get what they want. As well as lies and treachery, when possible.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Lenore has a delicately feminine outward appearance, making her seem almost princess-like. She even acts the part of a sweet and caring young lady, at least on the surface. In reality, she's a cruel and sadistic person who revels in sexual abuse among other nasty proclivities.
  • Fair-Play Villain: She presents herself as this; when trying to reason with Hector, she repeatedly asks him what he wants and rebukes any notion of coercing him into doing what she wants because she believes in commerce—both parties get a little of what they want. Ultimately zig-zagged, though. The season ends with her getting ALL of what she wanted: a loyal forgemaster who can create monsters that can't betray them as well as a brand new pet/Sex Slave that she can enjoy for herself. That said, she goes out of her way to tell her sisters that Hector will be pampered in his new role, explicitly stating "He gets something out of this" without any real reason to make such a promise.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As the self-proclaimed Diplomat of the council, Lenore is courteous in her interactions with Hector rather than trying to kill or torture him like the rest of the council. This doesn't stop her from giving him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown or making him a slave at the end of the third season.
  • Fiery Redhead: Subverted. She's fairly calm most of the time and tells Hector she makes peace, but when pushed, she can become very violent.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • When Carmilla first mentions that they have Hector inside the dungeon, the camera gives shows a look over at Lenore. It's easy to tell that she had already become intrigued by him and was looking for an excuse to interact.
    • During her beat-down of Hector, she takes the time to kiss him on the lips. This hints at her attraction and plan to make him her Sex Slave.
    • The fact that Lenore would always buffer any compliment she gave Hector by saying "good boy" was an early sign of her true nature and that she didn't view him as anything more than a pet.
  • Gaslighting: Her interactions with Hector can certainly cross into this territory. Making him question himself of why he ever allied with Dracula in the first place, telling him that Carmilla's previous No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of him was actually an act of mercy, convincing him that she is his one true life-line. This all culminates in Lenore tricking Hector into becoming her slave.
  • Hypocrite:
    • When explaining her role as the Council's Diplomat to Hector, she goes on about the idea that both parties have to be willing to give something up in order for satisfactory compromise to be made. And yet, by season's end, Lenore never actually makes any sacrifices herself. She tricks Hector into becoming her slave, but because she took a special interest in him, she decides to improve his living conditions against her sister's wishes. So in the end, everyone else had to accommodate while Lenore got everything she wanted.
    • Lenore is quick to accurately point out to Hector that Dracula manipulated and deceived him, treating it as a reason Hector should trust her instead. Lenore is ultimately not only manipulating Hector in a much more personal way, Dracula, while deceptive, treated Hector well, gave him a place on his council, was polite to him, and treated him like a colleague for the most part. Lenore is much worse to Hector once he's under her control, and indicates that she doesn't even view him as a person.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: She’s even more manipulative than Carmilla, and completely on board with her plan to forge a vampire empire with humans for chattel. Her only redeeming qualities being she’s not unnecessarily violent, or needlessly cruel in getting what she wants, and when she magically enslaves Hector into being her pet, she insists on his well-being and comfort like most responsible pet owners.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Lenore's "negotiations" with Hector very quickly crosses over into this. She convinces Hector early on that she is his only lifeline and only ever offers him small concessions to butter him up. More than anything else, she constantly belittles any leverage that Hector brings to the table despite the explicit dilemma of the season for the sisters is that they need Hector's loyalty as their forged master.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets naked during Season 3 climax while having sex with Hector and unlike Sypha, we actually do see everything. The circumstances quickly turn it into horror, however, as she uses the opportunity to stick a magic ring on Hector and enslaving him to her will.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: By the end of Season 3, Lenore proves to everyone, including her sisters, that she is probably the most dangerous of them all. While lacking the ambition, power or inventiveness of the other sisters, Lenore used her wits, charm and cunning to solve what the other three had written off as an "impossible" problem. When they learn just how thoroughly Lenore has secured Hector's obedience, they are incredibly impressed and proclaim that Lenore is the true genius among them.
  • One to Million to One: Can transform into a swarm of bats. She uses this ability to escape from Hector's clutches after he grabs her.
  • Pet the Dog: She is the only one of the Styrian sister to treat Hector with any kindness. Which turned out to simply be a means to an end. Her one and only true (seeming) gesture of kindness is to demand to her sisters that Hector will be get something back for being their slave. Although, that is implied to only be for selfish reasons as well.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She demands that her sisters give Hector a nice home, comfortable living quarters, and freedom within the castle because she wants him to be compensated for what he does. Her reasons are partly because he will be her personal sex slave, and she does not want him harmed, unclean or unkempt.
  • Shout-Out: To a certain lost Lenore.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She speaks calmly and softly, with her small height and delicate features making her seem weaker than her sisters. Hector learns the hard way that just because she's not outwardly threatening doesn't mean she's not just as dangerous as her sisters could be.
  • Super Smoke: Shapeshifts into a mist cloud to leave Hector's cell after beating him up.
  • The Sociopath: The true cap to Lenore's behavior towards Hector is that she is oblivious to his pain and is even convinced that she is doing what's in his best interests.
  • Token Good Teammate: Lenore likes to present herself as this as the council's diplomat and peacemaker. Carmilla implies that she has a track-record of mothering animals (having supposedly torn the castle apart trying to find a splint for a spider) and lacks some of the more overtly malicious tendencies of her fellow matriarchs. Of course one must not forget that she is still a vampire dignitary, having manipulated him into putting on a ring that inflicts pain when he disobeys her and has turned him into her Sex Slave and pet. Granted he still will be living well compared to how the others would have treated him, but slavery is still slavery no matter how gilded his cage is.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Lenore might be trying to win over Hector's loyalty, but she is correct that Dracula lied to and manipulated him, and Hector only assumed he would be an exception to Dracula's plans for humanity without actually making an agreement that he would be spared.
    • She is also right about the overall plan she had for Hector being to his benefit in some way. Yes, Hector is now her slave, but he will now live in good conditions, unlike before where he was naked, cold, and fed moldy bread and rotten meat in a dirty, insect-infested cell. And most importantly, he will not be tortured or killed, which is what the other sisters of the council were planning to do to him, because they believed he would never agree to help them as their Forgemaster because of Carmilla's mistreatment.
  • The Vamp: Both figuratively and literally. She seduces Hector, tricking him into falling in love/lust with her so that she can enslave him.
  • Villainous Friendship: She really does have her sisters in high regard. Even though she didn't need to, after enslaving Hector, she gives the others rings similar to her own to control Hector - making him a shared resource for the team.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Lenore makes her treatment of Hector seem kindly and generous, which it is in comparison to the other Council members. However, this ignores not only the power imbalance of their relationship, but the fact she's a member of a group who is keeping him prisoner. This is especially prominent in the Season 3 finale, where she puts Hector under the spell of a slave ring and makes him into a pet; while Lenore is right in that it's much better than the horrible treatment he was going through before, that doesn't change the fact she's bent him to her will at risk of horrible pain and he's clearly horrified and miserable.

Voiced by: Ivana Miličević (English), Hiroko Kiso (Japanese), Rebeca Patiño (Latin American Spanish)

One of Carmilla's Sisters who acts as the general of the group.

  • Amazonian Beauty: She's noticeably the tallest and most muscled of her sisters.
  • Bifauxnen: You'd be forgiven for thinking she's an androgynous man at first glance with her tall height, muscles, clothing and rather deep voice.
  • The Brute: She is explicitly referred to as the "fighter" of the quartet and certainly packs the physique that goes along with it. Unlike most examples she is no less intelligent than the rest of the villains, and is actually a good deal smarter than Carmilla.
  • Butch Lesbian: Is in a relationship with Morana, and is both androgynously masculine-looking and a gruff fighter.
  • Code of Honour: She's implied to hold a strong martial code. While she can make elaborate military plans well into advance, it didn't occur to her until Morana mentioned it that mercenaries could be bribed into switching sides since there'd be no honor for such turncoat actions.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Striga and related terms are used as names for certain kinds of vampires, witches, and vampire witches, particularly in Southern and Eastern Europe.
  • Four-Star Badass: She's the military leader of Styria and given how strong tiny Lenore is, Striga must truly be a powerhouse as the muscle of the four.
  • Genius Bruiser: Even though she is supposed to be The Brute of Carmilla's tetrarchy, Striga is absolutely no Godbrand, being prudent when it comes to reviewing their strategy, tactics and their forces' capabilities.
  • The Lancer: Striga is the sister that will point out the flaws in Carmilla's plans regardless of its potential. And while Carmilla is happy to let her sisters work out the details of her plans while she messes around, Striga is the type of person to meticulously plan out every step even at the cost of sleep.
  • Large and in Charge: One of the rulers of Styria and she's the size of Dracula but with far more muscle.
  • Lesbian Vampire: She is a Butch Lesbian vampire in a relationship with a Lipstick Lesbian one.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: In her relationship with Morana, Striga is the more masculine counterpart to Morana's more feminine character.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's the most willing of her sisters to question Carmilla's plans, constantly finding holes in her logic that Carmilla is either unwilling to focus on, or just doesn't seem to realize.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Striga is the most cautious of the four and views Hector as too much a Wild Card for his forged army to potentially be useful. She states that she'd rather kill him before he becomes a potential threat than chance it.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's nearly the size of her.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Gender inverted, Butch Lesbian Striga jokes that Morana's statement of them falling in love in a fairy tale castle makes her sick.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Striga and Morana are evil vampires who're in love with one another.

Voiced by: Yasmine Al Massri (English), Yukari Oribe (Japanese), Kerygma Flores (Latin American Spanish)

One of Carmilla's Sisters who acts as the planner and torturer.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Although she is named after a Slavic pagan goddess, her skin tone is noticeably much darker than that of her pale European sisters. It's not clear what exactly her ethnicity is.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lenore is frequently sarcastic and often engages in Snark-to-Snark Combat with Carmilla.
  • The Evil Genius: She is referred to as the strategist of the group.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Her job in essence is to take Carmilla's insane schemes and rework them into something manageable.
  • Informed Attribute: Morana is repeatedly mentioned to have a penchant for torture (for both business and pleasure) by the other members of the council. As of Season 3, her debut, that aspect of her character has yet to be shown implicitly or explicitly, mostly due to Lenore taking the spotlight.
  • Lesbian Vampire: She is a Lipstick Lesbian vampire in a relationship with a Butch Lesbian one.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She is very feminine in appearance and character, and is in a relationship with Striga.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: In her relationship with Striga, Morana is the more feminine counterpart to Striga's more masculine character.
  • Number Two: To Carmilla, Morana's job is said to be the organizer, making Carmilla's insane schemes possible. Morana is also willing to consider the potential of Carmilla's plans before she considers how likely it is.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Morana calls out Carmilla on her pointless No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Hector from the end of the second season. Though it's not a case of the moral issue of it as much as it is calling Carmilla causing their forge master to resent them and become a potential Wild Card.
  • Private Military Contractors: Her solution to the food supply and manpower issue of Carmilla's plan. Styria is rich and with their wealth, they'll hire out all the mercenaries in the neighboring areas and use them as fodder. Anyone dying in battle will then become material for Hector's forge.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Despite how much Morana swipes back and forth with Carmilla, she's very loyal to her and her sisters as well.
  • The Strategist: Morana is the brains of the council, creating the strategies to enact the ideas Carmilla comes out with.
  • Torture Technician: Morana is an expert torturer and savors her work.
  • Wine Is Classy: Her first appearance shows her holding a glass of wine.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Morana and Striga are evil vampires who're in love with one another.

Priory of Lindenfeld

    Prior Sala 
Voiced by: Navid Negahban (English), Yūsuke Sasaki (Japanese), Enrique Cervantes (Latin American Spanish)

A rogue priest in charge of the local monastery in Lindenfeld. He and his fellow monks were once visited by one of Dracula's night creatures, falling under its spell and being driven to madness. Now they have converted to a new religion — rejecting God and Jesus in favor of revering Satan and Dracula instead.

  • Arc Villain: He serves as the direct antagonist for Trevor and Sypha’s storyline. With that said he is under the influence of the Visitor that attacked his priory and once it’s goal is accomplished, Sala makes a run for it.
  • Asshole Victim: Technically speaking, he is the final victim of the Judge of Lindenfeld who was a prolific Serial Killer who specifically arranged his death according to his M.O. (sending their victims down to their deaths to a spike trap) with Sala's particular death being horrific being impaled in the head. But considering the man arranged the mass murder of an entire innocent village to open a portal to Hell, no one is going to weep his end.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When Saint-Germain points out that the symbol worn by him and his followers stands for the elemental sign of sulfur meaning Hell, he is jubilant.
  • The Comically Serious: Comes across this way whenever he interacts with Saint Germain. If nothing else though, at least he knows all about toilet paper...unless he heard that too from Saint Germain.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Has very wide, pale eyes, and is never seen blinking. Never.
  • Creepy Monotone: Sala’s voice never inflects, even during his Villainous Breakdown. It really adds to his intense and unsettling aura.
  • Decomposite Character: of the dark priest Shaft from the video games. He takes the clerical aspects and the goal of resurrecting Dracula, but shares it at the same time with Isaac takes his utter loyalty and position as as The Dragon. Sala is ultimately the pawn of an pawn of Isaac's, who momentarily flees from the monastery once his usefulness was fulfilled.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: All of his fellow monks live in ridiculously disgusting squalor, but Sala takes it a step further by never wearing the sandals his acolytes do. His toenails are black, which could be either from dirt, rot, or frostbite.
  • The Dragon: To the Visitor, since he leads the cult on its behalf and follows its instructions to open a portal to Hell so they can resurrect Dracula.
  • The Extremist Was Right: He believed the Catholic Church is evil and Dracula was a righteous being who was reunited with his love Lisa in Hell, waiting to be resurrected. The setting is run by a very Corrupt Church as shown as early as the first season, and it turns out Dracula and Lisa are in Hell, despite any goodness she may have had in life.
  • Foil: To the Bishop of Gresit, who was a fundamentalist Knight Templar who followed his own twisted perception of God's commands. Sala, on the other hand, is a former Christian monk that went mad after learning the Bishop was the cause of everything that he went full-blown evil cultist.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He used to be a Christian monk until the attack on his priory by Dracula's night creatures lead him to insanity. He turned away from the Church, blaming it for starting everything and began revering Dracula instead.
  • Hellish Pupils: Sala's pupils are much larger than the other characters in the show. The camera focuses on his long stares to add to the unsettling air around him. His wide unblinking eyes further make his face somewhat difficult to read with his emotions usually blending together.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He falls on the Judge's spiked trap and gets impaled through the head.
  • More Than Mind Control: It’s briefly speculated that the Night Creature that attacked the church, and took up residence within, may have used magic to induce his and the other monk’s madness; though it’s left ambiguous how much was due to demonic magic, and how much was due to learning the Churches' role in Dracula’s genocidal campaign. For what is worth, the moment the Visitor opens the portal to the Infinity Corridor, Sala becomes puzzled and terrified and immediately flees from the location (though he doesn't express remorse or regret for his actions).
  • Religion of Evil: He formed a cult of Satanists who see Dracula as their Dark Messiah and Lisa as a Madonna Archetype, attracting other deranged and unstable individuals into his plot. His goal is to bring Dracula back to life.
  • Sinister Minister: Somehow he manages to be even creepier than the Bishop of Gresit from previous seasons. It may have to do with him running an evil cult, along with his calm tone of voice.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Constantly speaks with a complete monotone despite being quite clearly insane.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Despite everything else, he isn't wrong that the Church is at fault for Dracula's rampage.
    • On a more humorous note, he calls out the Count for treating him like a child that needs to be constantly reassured just because he's crazy. The Count sheepishly stops doing so.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses all composure when the Visitor doesn't just resurrect Dracula, but opens a gateway to Hell that he didn't even know was there, running for his life.
    Prior Sala: What the fuck is that?

    The Visitor 
A gigantic Night Creature that attacked the village of Lindenfeld following Dracula's defeat. It apparently disappeared after breaking into the local monastery and doing something strange to the monks inside.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: It has a fairly distinctive appearance with brightly colored glowing tendrils.
  • Big Bad: Of the Lindenfeld plotline, as it manipulates Sala.
  • The Corruptor: To Sala and the priory.
  • Fertile Feet: Its presence causes the growth of distinctive bioluminescent mushrooms.
  • Final Boss: Of Season 3. The ritual works and he calls in a few buddies to fight Trevor and Sypha and ends up being the last thing Trevor fights in the season to prevent the resurrection of Dracula.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: Its once wiry body swells with muscles once it consumes the souls of Lindenfeld's population.
  • Healing Factor: After absorbing all the souls of Lindenfeld, it rapidly heals from even the devastating blasts of the Morning Star.
  • Irony: It appears to enjoy this, as it has itself crucified like a certain Christ, despite being an actual demon from hell.
  • It Can Think: Unlike most Night Creatures, it's intelligent enough to understand alchemical symbols and undertake a complex plan.
  • Leitmotif: Synthesizer cords play whenever the Visitor is on screen, highlighting its otherworldly nature.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It's the brains behind Prior Sala's plan.
  • Manipulative Bastard: It corrupted Sala and encouraged the priory to fulfil its plan of resurrecting Dracula.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Not the Visitor's death, but its plan is a failsafe of Isaac's in the case of Dracula's death.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: When Saint-Germain finds it crucified in the chapel's basement, it's there of its own volition. In fact, it is stated that being in that position was its own command in the first place, as part of its intended ritual.
  • Walking Spoiler: What exactly its role in the story is gives away a lot of the mystery and conspiracy of Season 3.

    Creatures of the Corridor 
Monsters that emerge from the Infinite Corridor (an interdimensional portal accessed from the basement of the Lindenfeld priory). They may be demons from Hell, or simply a grab-bag of extradimensional monsters that fell through as the Corridor paged between destinations.
  • Annoying Arrows: One of them is able to fire arrows at Sypha and has seemingly endless ammunition. Though the "annoying" part is downplayed by the fact the heroes take special care to avoid actually getting hit by them, and considering their large size and how easily they destroy stone...
  • Big Red Devil: One of them is the most stereotypical devil seen in the series so far, a red-skinned humanoid with horns, bat wings, and fire powers.
  • Boss in Mook's Clothing: At first glance, they appear to be no different than Dracula's night creatures other than being lightly colored, but they possess powers beyond their normal capacity like summoning black holes and are unrelenting in combat, giving a much harder fight to Trevor and Sypha than other any night creatures from before.
    • Special note should be given the lion archer, who manages to keep Sypha on her toes for a prolonged period and even deflect a couple of her attacks. It takes a lot of dodging and creativity on her part to beat it.
  • Cthulhumanoid: One of the creatures has an octopus-like head and is clearly the show's iteration of a Malachi from the video game.
  • Divinely Appearing Demons: Several of them have appearances that are very close to traditional angelic appearances, complete with white color schemes, feathered wings, and eyes all over. They're also homicidal and attempt to kill Sypha and Trevor as soon as they see them.
  • Elite Mook: They're clearly a cut above the other things Trevor and Sypha kill. These monsters are very dangerous and forces both heroes to bring their A-game to survive.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: While they gain access to the world of the living because of the Visitor's efforts, their precise origin on whether they are Dracula's servants or residents from other worlds that became displaced is never clarified. In any case, they remain unbound by anyone and have no allegiance to any antagonist but themselves.
  • Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: And they are part of the reason why besides the portals opening at random, you also have to deal with monsters making incursions into Earth.
  • No-Sell: One of them is a hollow lizard-like creature full of fire that absorbs Sypha's fire magic effortlessly. Considering that it's clearly based off an enemy from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night called a Fire Demon, this makes sense.
  • Outside Context Magic: One of them wields Power of the Void in the form of a summoned black hole, which is disntincly alien compared to the more traditionally fantasy magics the other characters use, including other demons. Fittingly, it's a Cthulhumanoid, making it appear closer to a Lovecraftian monster than a demon.
  • Skull for a Head: One of the creatures which is clearly based off a Fire Demon from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has a bovine skull for a head.
  • Spike Shooter: The lion archer, instead of carrying arrows, has the ability to grow them from it's hand allowing it to now only have a bottomless supply, but also deploy them rapidly. It can even grow multiple at the same time.

Other Minions

    In General 
Blue Fangs: There's an army of us! An army! From Hell!

The henchmen and monsters comprising most of Dracula's forces. They include various vampire soldiers who directly serve either Dracula or one of his fellow vampire generals; along with the Night Creatures, which are a horde of hideous demons created and controlled by the Devil Forgemasters, using modified human bodies that are possessed by damned souls from Hell.

  • Bat Out of Hell: Literally, in this case.
    • The weakest and most common members of Dracula's army, and the first seen, resemble twisted humanoid bats with distinct arms and wings.
    • Demons more closely resembling actual bats, but the size of oxen and capable of running on all fours with their wings folded, are among the monsters that attack the Belmont manor.
  • Demon of Human Origin: Not only are they forged out from human corpses, Season 3 shows that some of the souls bound to their bodies used to be human themselves, such as FlysEyes being a Greek philosopher in life.
  • Elite Mooks: Multiple demons in the army, particularly in season 2, prove capable of giving the protagonists quite a fight.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: Carmilla's vampire soldiers wear plate armor.
  • In the Hood: Dracula's vampire soldiers all wear hooded cloaks.
  • Kill All Humans: Their purpose is to wipe the human species off the face of the Earth, and they offer no quarter or mercy to any human in their way, not even women or children.
  • The Legions of Hell: They are an endless horde of demons summoned by Dracula with the purpose of laying waste on mankind.
  • A Load of Bull: The horde that attacks the main characters while they're in the ruins of the Belmont house includes a gigantic minotaur with apelike arms, which serves as the monsters' main muscle both in smashing through the seal and in leading the charge against the heroes.
  • Mooks: The winged goblins that compose the bulk of Dracula's forces, and are generally their weakest members.
  • The Scourge of God: As Blue Fangs put it, it was the humans' cruelty that made God turn away from them and allowed the demons to run rampant and destroy everything in their path.
  • Was Once a Man: All of the vampires were obviously once human. Also, the Devil Forgemasters use human corpses as vessels for damned souls from Hell (many of which were formerly human themselves) to manifest in the mortal world as the demonic Night Creatures.

    Stone-Eye Cyclops

A monster stalking the catacombs beneath Gresit that preys on those who search for the Sleeping Soldier.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Trevor was only able to kill the cyclops by stabbing it through the eye.
  • Emotion Eater: The cyclops feeds on the terror of its victims after leaving them trapped in stone.
  • Eye Beams: The cyclops fires a continuous beam of light from its eye that turns anything it touches to stone.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: Trevor encounters him in the catacombs once and he has no ties to Dracula's invasion. Furthermore, it's implied that he has been around far longer.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The only thing that can return a petrified victim to normal is to kill the cyclops. Once it dies, all of the human statues in the area return to flesh and blood... including shattered statues.
  • No-Sell: Trevor is able to stab his sword through its chest, yet this does nothing to the beast.
  • Silent Antagonist: The cyclops makes no vocalization whatsoever.
  • Taken for Granite: As the name implies, the cyclops turns its victims to stone with its eye.
  • Would Hit a Girl: It turned Sypha into stone with the full intent of killing her afterwards.

    Blue Fangs
"Lies? In your house of God? No wonder He has abandoned you."
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (English), Dennis Mohme (German), Salvador Reyes (Latin American Spanish)

The demon at the head of the assault on Gresit.

  • Breaking Speech: Blue Fangs dresses the Bishop down entirely, revealing that he has no protection from God because God is disgusted with what the Bishop has done in His name.
    Blue Fangs: "Your life's work makes Him puke."
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Distinguished from his fellows by his blue colored glow.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He throws in a little snark into his Breaking Speech.
    "Lies? In your house of God? No wonder He has abandoned you."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Blue Fangs makes it plainly clear that he is disgusted by the Bishop's actions and the actions of the Church and that they shame God with their rampant fanaticism.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Even before he's shown, his raspy bass voice lets the audience know exactly what kind of creature we're dealing with.
    Bishop: Are the Speakers dead?
    Blue Fangs: No.
  • Expy: His overall design, besides the giant, glowing blue fangs, is likely based on Pazuzu from the games.
  • Famous Last Words: "There's an army of us! An army! From Hell!" Trevor spits this back in his face by whipping him with the Vampire Killer, causing Blue Fangs to explode.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He speaks in a deep, polite tone, but his words to the Bishop are simply scathing.
  • God Is Displeased: The demon is quite happy to inform the Bishop that God hates evil, no matter the source, and His divine protection isn't without conditions.
    Blue Fangs: "Your God's love is not unconditional. He does not love us... and He does not love you."
  • Ludicrous Gibs: After his head is slashed by the Vampire Killer, his body explodes like any other demon.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He has a distinctive design that makes him stand out from the other demons, he speaks and thus is characterized more than the hordes of monsters, and he leads the Gresit assault. This also makes him the final boss of sorts for the first season.
  • No Name Given: We only know him by his Fan Nickname. Even the audio description refers to him as Blue Fangs.
  • Not So Different: Invokes this in a mocking fashion towards the Bishop, pointing out that he is more like a demon than a pious servant of God. And that God holds him in the same low regard as the hordes of hell.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: His six eyes glow with the same unnatural blue as his fangs.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers a much-needed one to the Bishop.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he's been skewered on an icicle after several of his demons have been killed, he rants and raves about Dracula having "an army of us from Hell". A far cry from his calm demeanor when speaking to the Bishop.
  • Villain Has a Point: His vicious takedown of the Bishop points out an undeniable fact: It was the Bishop and his actions that brought Dracula's army to Wallachia.
    Blue Fangs: "This is all your fault, isn't it?"
  • Villains Never Lie: Blue Fangs words to the Bishop are as brutal and harsh as they are true. He even goes as far to call out the Bishops lies when he tries to make excuses for his actions.
    Blue Fangs: "We couldn't be here without you."
  • Would Harm a Senior: Although, the senior in question was the self-righteous jerk who started the whole mess.

    Gaibon & Slogra
The winged demon is Gaibon. The spear-carrying demon is Slogra.

Two notable monsters from the game series encountered by our heroes after they left the town of Gresit.

  • Bash Brothers: Much like in the game, they battle in tandem.
  • Breath Weapon: Gaibon shoots fire for his part in the battle
  • Blade on a Stick: Slogra carries a large spear that it uses in battle.
  • Elite Mooks: While they're just monsters like the other creatures the main trio fights, they are skilled enough to go toe-to-toe with Alucard and keep him on the defensive.
  • Flying Mook: Gaibon is capable of flight.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Slogra is killed with its own spear.

Voiced by: Gildart Jackson (English), Yohei Tadano (Japanese)

A Night Creature in Isaac’s army with the ability to speak, much like Blue Fangs.

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Subverted. He claims that he was sent to Hell for being a philosopher, but Isaac sees through it. He was actually damned because he betrayed his fellows.
  • Evil Feels Good: Came to this conclusion during his time in Hell.
  • Morton's Fork: In his past life, he had this dilemma: He says nothing, he dies loyal to his men. He speaks, he dies a traitor. He was a dead man either way.
  • The Philosopher: A former Athenian philosopher. He keeps Isaac company with his philosophical talks.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: In life, he ratted out his fellow philosophers to the Christians to save his own life. He was rewarded with death instead.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Netflix subtitles give his name as FlysEyes.
  • Straw Nihilist: In life he was executed for being a Greek Philosopher in the time of Christian repression, and was sent to Hell for betraying others in a futile attempt save his own life. As a Night Creature, he described the world as insane and is happy Isaac brought him back with the power to make others suffer in life as he did.
  • Wicked Cultured: He was a philosopher in his human life, before he went to Hell and became a demon. Even still, he's pretty clever and well-spoken when he converses with Isaac.

The Church

    In General 
The (Roman Catholic) Christian Church. Their local branches in Wallachia catalyzed the series' overall conflict by ordering the execution of Lisa Tepes on bogus charges of witchcraft, thus motivating Dracula to declare his bloody vengeance against all of humanity.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the video games, the Church was the primary organization opposing Dracula with several good guys being associated with them. Here, they responsible for everything going wrong and serve as the primary antagonists of Season 1.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Prior Sala after learning that their execution of Dracula's wife led to the carnage that soon followed.
  • Christianity Is Catholic: Despite the show taking place in a region that is historically Eastern Orthodox, the Church here is depicted as unmistakably Roman Catholic in appearance.
  • Corrupt Church: Though rather than being self-serving and in search of material wealth, they are controlling and fundamentalist in nature.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the whole series alongside Dracula. Had they not executed Lisa on charges of witchcraft, none of the events of the series would have happened and even though they were dealt with in Season 1, the consequences of their actions continue to follow the heroes and shape the world well into other seasons.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: Sala's priory breaks away from the Church, turning their crucifix upside down and adopting Satanist symbols like the alchemical symbol for sulfur meaning "Hell".
  • The Theocracy: They are depicted as having considerable power over Wallachia, implied to be greater to secular authorities with the only one seen (a mayor) say anything that might displease them on pain of torture and death. Once Dracula's carnage begins, they assume the role completely as both religious and political authorities in areas they operate.
  • Token Good Teammate: No prominent character associated with the Church is presented in a positive light, with the exception of one nameless priest who blessed weapons to fight against Dracula's hordes in "Monument".

    The Bishop
"The Archbishop would prefer that life in Wallachia be kept simple."
Voiced by: Matt Frewer (English), Humberto Solórzano (Latin American Spanish), Axel Lutter (German)

The nameless bishop of the Catholic Church who ordered Lisa Ţepeş burnt at the stake, setting the entire plot into motion.

  • Agent Scully: When Dracula appears after Lisa's execution and demands to know why she was killed, the Bishop outright refuses to believe that Dracula is real despite, you know, the twenty-foot high face made of fire that introduces itself as Dracula and is speaking directly to him.
  • Arc Villain: Acts as one for the first season. His witch hunts set the plot in motion with the execution of Lisa Ţepeş, and he also blames the Speakers for the demon invasion, sending an angry mob after the only people who were trying to fix the situation. Ultimately, Dracula is the bigger threat.
  • Asshole Victim: One doubts anyone shed a single tear for this guy when Blue Fangs tore his face off.
  • Ax-Crazy: His need to destroy heretics easily reaches into this, as Trevor notices almost immediately.
    Trevor: The current bishop of this place is... well... he's beyond insane. Over the top and into new lands of... snake-fuckingly crazy.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: The Bishop's mentality is flawed, self-serving, and dangerous, but he believes every bit of it. It's not just that he's taking advantage of Greisit's attack to persecute the Speakers, but it's also that he's convinced that executing them will save the town from the horde, somehow. The Bishop made his living scapegoating and killing innocent people, after all.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: The Bishop is ultimately taken down very easily by Dracula's minions once they find him, shrugging off the idea of God still protecting him, and they only bother taking their time killing him because of his direct role in Lisa's death and Dracula's revenge on Wallachia. Otherwise, he's not a threat at all. Even his attempt at killing the Speakers falls apart as soon as Trevor reveals to the mob that the Church was the one responsible for the monsters' invasion. Amusingly, Trevor and his fellow heroes don't even seem to acknowledge his death at all, if they even knew of it, showing how inconsequential he is.
  • Came Back Wrong: Zigzagged. His body is used to give life to a night creature by Hector on Carmilla's orders. Unlike the Bishop himself, the creature has God's blessing, blessing the river and turning it into holy water to be used against Dracula's loyalists.
  • Canon Foreigner: In the original story, Lisa's death is merely the instigator of the plot, without much attention paid to it beyond that point. Here, the instigator himself was created to be the first Arc Villain.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His carcass is shown in the Season 2 Trailers and in the series proper, probably just to show his fate. It then turns out he does still have some importance: his reanimated body still has the authority to bless water, thus making him a weapon against vampires. One that Carmilla freely deigns to use.
  • Deader Than Dead: His reanimated corpse completely dissolves into the blessed river. He is probably not coming back from this, even if the others tried to resurrect him again.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: His adherence to the idea of "the chemical sciences" (modern medicine) as witchcraft paints him in a rather unflattering light, but in the late 1400s, his opinion wouldn't be too uncommon.
  • Dirty Coward: It's subtle, but he was hiding in his church alone while he sent his lackeys off to kill the speakers, confident the holy ground would keep any demons away. This is in contrast to the other nameless priest that actively was outside trying to help people.
    • And in his first conversation with Trevor, it's hinted that he was lying when he told Belmont why he was in Gresit due to a "disagreement" with the Archbishop. It is heavily implied that The Bishop fled Targoviste to escape Dracula's inevitable wrath.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's never referred to by name, further cementing his status as a forgettable Hate Sink that nobody will miss.
  • Evil Luddite: Dismisses Lisa's advanced knowledge of biology and chemistry as witchcraft.
  • Evil Old Folks: His hair is white and receding, giving the impression of him being rather old.
  • Expy:
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's a soft-spoken articulate man, which barely masks his cruel demeanor. This is best highlighted when he condemns Lisa to a painful burning, smirking all the way and saying:
    "I believe she's exhorting Satan not to take revenge on us, which I suppose is almost commendable, for a witch. Perhaps I'll say a prayer for her. A small one."
  • The Fundamentalist: The Bishop is utterly convinced that anyone not directly in service to the Church (like the Belmonts or the Speakers) is an evil heretic that must be destroyed. Also, he sees himself as the ultimate religious authority in Wallachia due to all the other major cities being destroyed by Dracula's forces. He is even like this to the other priests, believing in clerical discipline and disagreed with the Archbishop over it. Considering the Archbishop was shown to be a Fat Bastard that had to be carried around, he had a point.
  • Genre Blind: He is utterly clueless to how much danger he's in with an army of demons running around, convinced that faith alone would keep him from being torn to pieces like everyone else was.
  • A God Am I: In Dracula's Hell on Earth, the Bishop believes that Gresit will be the last major city in the country and that his authority in the Church will be the only authority. As he himself put it as Trevor leaves, for all intents and purposes, he will be the Church.
  • God Is Displeased: During the attack on the town by Dracula's forces, the bishop comes to find out that in response to his abuse of power and burning of Dracula's wife, God withdrew His protection. Seconds later, the demons tear into and devour him.
  • Hate Sink: The Bishop is designed to be as deeply unlikable as possible. He's a hypocritical, self-righteous fundamentalist who is directly responsible for bringing Dracula's wrath down on Wallachia (by personally arranging for Lisa to be burned at the stake), and spends the rest of the season using anyone not affiliated with the Church (from the Belmonts to the Speakers) as scapegoats. It's even heavily hinted that part of him is secretly glad that Dracula's army has devastated Wallachia so badly since it gives him more authority over the surviving populace in his mad quest to "burn out" every sin in the country.
  • Hiding Behind Religion: His supposed goals of helping the people are nothing but hollow lies for him to get away with murder and heartlessness, and he actually takes advantage of Dracula's rampage to increase his own power and standing within the Church. In the end, God Himself is so disgusted with the Bishop's actions that he withdraws his protection and allows Dracula's demons to kill him.
  • Humiliation Conga: Not only is he humiliated by one of Dracula's goblins before killed in the most gruesome way, in Season 2, his corpse is reanimated by Hector to further advance the plans of the Bishop's enemies.
  • Implausible Deniability: It really says something about how brain-numbingly arrogant he is when he watches Lisa's funeral pyre erupt into a hundred-foot tower of flame, manifest into the demonic face of Dracula himself and have it introduce himself as Dracula, before telling the entire city of Gresit Your Days Are Numbered, and he still refuses to believe that Dracula even exists until the legions of hell are upon them.
  • Jerkass: Everything he says is either hypocrisy, cruelty, or self-deluded arrogant prattling. He enjoys throwing his weight around, smirking as he gloats about how much the he controls the people through his church. "I will be the church..." indeed.
  • Karmic Death: Blue Fangs gives him a Breaking Speech on how his Knight Templar ways desanctified his church, reducing it to an "empty box" he was standing in and caused God to turn his back on him. But don't fret. Blue Fangs still loves him.
  • Knight Templar: The Bishop is obsessed with burning out what he views as sin. Whenever someone rises up with a different belief, he condemns them as a heretic that is harming society and seeks to have them killed; for example, when the Mayor of Targoviste mentions he briefly studied chemical sciences like Lisa did, the Bishop shoots him a Death Glare that instantly shuts down his argument. He sees the church as the highest authority and uses the chaos brought by Dracula to rise up in the ranks. Trevor himself is taken aback not just by the man's cruelty, but by the utter conviction he has in his deluded morality.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The man is killed in his own church, then resurrected and forced to serve the vampires, which he enabled to rampage over the Earth. Better yet, he's destroyed permanently in a river he sanctified.
  • Light Is Not Good: He may wear the robes of a religious man, but make no mistake — he is in no sense a saint. Even as an undead horror, he can still make holy water.
  • Ludd Was Right: His reaction to seeing the science and technology that Dracula had given Lisa is to accuse her of witchcraft which for the time period and her affiliation with an alchemist like Dracula would certainly be construed as witchcraft.
  • Never My Fault: The Bishop throws fault at everybody for Dracula's rampage except himself, even though he was the one who ordered Lisa to be burned at the stake as a witch. Even the demons see through these excuses and mock him for them.
  • Nice Hat: He wears the standard bishop head attire, that is also colored red.
  • No Name Given: He's only known as "the Bishop".
  • Noodle Incident: He was absent from Targoviste when Dracula returned to purge it. His talk with Trevor indicates he had a disagreement with the Archbishop over certain church matters and was sent away. What those disagreements were is left ambiguous.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Bishop abuses his authority to use anyone fighting Dracula's monsters not affiliated with the Church as scapegoats to his denial that Lisa's death was his fault. He also seems fine with all the murder, as it gives him a higher standing in the Church with fewer people. Ultimately, his supposed goal of helping the people are just hollow lies to get away with murder and heartlessness. It's no wonder God won't save him from Blue Fangs.
  • Predecessor Villain: He is this for Dracula as his murder of his wife is what drove Dracula to Kill All Humans and thus kickstarting the story.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Forgemaster Hector reanimates him into a servant for Carmilla's schemes.
  • Sinister Minister: A self-righteous fundamentalist who throws blame for Dracula's rampage at everyone except himself. It's also implied that he thinks that surviving Dracula's rampage will give him more authority within the Church, as all the other great cities are losing.
  • Skewed Priorities: Even after Dracula's goblins have already descended upon Gresit, the Bishop stresses that extermination of the Speakers is more important. Justified in that he's more or less stark raving mad.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He doesn't have much of a role other than kill Dracula's wife and is easily dealt with by one of his minions in the show's 4th episode. However its that action of killing Dracula's wife is what drove Dracula to Kill All Humans, thus causing the events of the series to occur.
  • Starter Villain: He is the first villain the heroes have to face, and he's easily defeated 4 episodes later in the Season 1 finale.
  • Tear Off Your Face: The trailer for Season 2 shows some of Dracula's servants dumping several dead bodies from Gresit into a pile, his body being among them and it being revealed that Blue Fangs bit half of his face off.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the flashback proper where he arrests Lisa, she's initially kind and cordial to him, and he's very rude and assumes she is a witch. When she tries to explain that she does science that has been forgotten, he dismisses it, and interprets her warnings about Dracula as a threat. Then he orders her execution. The fact that he survived long enough to encounter Trevor is a miracle, since he singlehandedly brought down Dracula's wrath on Wallachia.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • He has a minor one while speaking with Trevor when the latter calls the Church out for branding the Belmonts as heretics simply because they were doing their job of defending Wallachia, shouting that the Belmonts "never understood the power of the word of God" and that the people of Gresit are his to command and will kill the Speakers if they believe it's God's will, then warns Trevor that by sundown, he'll either be out of Gresit or be dead.
    • Later, when confronted by Blue Fangs inside his own church, he begins to crack under the demon's accusations, vehemently stating that his life's work has been in the name of God and denying that Dracula's genocide is his fault before screaming that Lisa was a witch. By the time his face gets bitten off, the only thing leaving his mouth is frightened whimpering.
  • Villainous Legacy: He gets killed quickly by one of Dracula's minion. However, it clear that his murder of Lisa Tapes still influences the story, even after he died.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ordered that Lisa should be burned at the stake. And he admits to performing the same act to other women.

    Bald Priest 

One of the Bishop's goons, who gives Trevor trouble when he arrives in Gresit. Later, he comes back as one of Dracula's monsters.

  • Asshole Victim: He's a vile bully and corrupt priest like his Bishop, so of course you won't feel sad when he gets his from Trevor.
  • Badass Preacher: A rare evil version, he's a priest and is capable of fighting the likes of Trevor.
  • Bald of Evil: He has as much hair on his head as he has redeeming qualities.
  • Carry a Big Stick: After his revival, he trades in his knife for a mystically charged staff.
  • Came Back Strong: His corpse is used to create a powerful spear-wielding demon who attacks Trevor for a rematch in the Belmont hall.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's just a forgettable henchman for the Bishop, but he comes back as a particularly formidable demon later on.
  • Elite Mook: He's one of the few priests who can hold his own in a fight. Even more so as a night-creature, where he matches Trevor blow for blow.
  • Eye Scream: Trevor whips out his eyeball in their first encounter. Later he takes an arrow to the other eye when Trevor uses him as a shield.
  • Knife Nut: He wields a nifty little dagger, which Trevor points out a priest shouldn't be carrying.
  • Mutilation Conga: First he gets his left eye whipped out. Then later, he gets hit through the right eye and heart with arrows. Then he's forged into a night-creature still missing his eyes, attacks the heroes, and finally gets killed by Trevor again.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Is ironically drafted into an army of demons along with his Bishop.
  • Silent Antagonist: Never speaks.
  • Sinister Minister: Befitting the Church of Gresit, he's a corrupt and murderous priest.
  • Villainous Valor: Contrasting his bearded partner, he actually seems fairly confident in fighting Trevor.

Other Antagonists

    The Magician 

A nameless sorcerer whom Isaac encounters during his journey to find Carmilla's castle.

  • Arc Villain: Serves as the antagonist for Isaac's storyline for the last few episodes of Season 3, but is more or less a nonentity beforehand.
  • Asshole Victim: He enslaved the populations of several towns for his own gain, to the point that death is a mercy for his victims. So it's hard to feel bad for him when Isaac kills him.
  • Biblical Motifs: His magic takes the form of sickly green crowns of thorns around his victims' heads.
  • Body of Bodies: During Isaac's attack on his city, he makes his minions float up and combine into a giant sphere of bodies to essentially create the show's iteration of Legion from the video game.
  • Charm Person: When Isaac reaches him, he resorts to direct mind control to try and remove the threat.
  • Evil vs. Evil: When it comes down to it, he is pretty much the same thing as Isaac since he enslaves people with magic to do his bidding. Isaac seeks his downfall so he can incorporate the Magician's minions into his own demonic army so he can take on Carmilla.
  • Evil Old Folks: He looks just like how you'd expect an evil wizard to look; elderly, decrepit, white-bearded, and strangely attired.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's a ruthless wizard who specializes in the use of Mind Control spells to turn hundreds of innocent people into his slaves.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: His personal bodyguard is a huge man covered in armor who dwarfs all the other slaves in size. Despite his imposing appearance Isaac dispatches him with little difficulty.
  • Flunky Boss: He's not much of a physical threat himself, but instead relies on his mind-controlled thralls to attack his enemies. Though his "flunkies" are themselves a proper boss when they form into Legion.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: One day he goes around enslaving towns, no reason given. He's so personality-less that he doesn't even say a word to Isaac.
  • Giggling Villain: He has no lines of dialogue except softly laughing at Isaac when facing him.
  • Mass Hypnosis: He rules over an entire city built by his mind controlled slaves.
  • No Name Given: His name is never uttered onscreen, not by Miranda (the only person who might be familiar with him) or himself (who never says anything in front of Isaac).
  • Orcus on His Throne: Sits comfortably at the top of his castle and throws his endless waves of slaves at Isaac and his army as he waits the Devil Forgemaster to confront him.
  • Sickly Green Glow: His magical combination manifests as pale green thorns encircling the heads of his victims.
  • Squishy Wizard: A great magician with the power to control hundreds of slaves, but also very frail and unable to physically fight back against an opponent that can get past his minions and shrug off his mind control.
  • Villain of Another Story: The Magician has absolutely no affiliation, association, or connection with any of Dracula's forces, and was never even directly relevant or involved with the series' overall conflict until Isaac learned about him.
  • The Voiceless: He never says even a single word during any of his time onscreen.


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