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    D 

The man, the legend, D is the eponymous vampire hunter and main character of the series. Impossibly beautiful, dark, mysterious, and blessed with god-like martial prowess (among other things), he is the worst nightmare of the Nobility. Born from the union of a human woman and the Sacred Ancestor himself, D is on a never-ending journey to find the man who created him and cut him down.

Voiced By: Kaneto Shiozawa (OVA, Japanese), Michael Mcconnohie (OVA, Streamline dub), John Gremillion (OVA, Sentai Filmworks dub), Héctor Cantolla (OVA, Spanish), Andrew Philpot (Bloodlust, English) Hideyuki Tanaka (Bloodlust, Japanese), Oriol Rafel (Bloodlust, Spanish)

  • Badass Longcoat: Described in the novels to wear a long coat which looks ominous, though usually it's a Badass Cape in adaptations and the official illustrations.
  • BFS: That's also an Absurdly Sharp Blade
  • Bishounen: He turns the heads of women and men alike. Even among vampires he's said to be absurdly pretty.
  • Can't Stay Normal: As he says in Bloodlust, it's why he's a Hunter in the first place.
    D: Because I'm a dhampir. I don't get to have a life.
  • Celibate Hero: He's no idiot about love, but he abstains from sex and romantic relations, no doubt due to the issues he has with controlling his vampiric blood.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Very little is known about D, but it's implied he's seen a LOT to make him the hardened, stoic Hunter he is now.
  • Daywalking Vampire: D can tolerate sunlight but is prone to Sunlight Syndrome, a form of heatstroke that can prove fatal if he doesn't treat it (which requires him to bury himself).
  • Determinator: Nobles, sealed Elder Gods, or aliens, it doesn't matter, D WILL cut them down.
  • Dhampyr: The result of the Sacred Ancestor trying to crossbreed humans and vampires. To this day he's the most successful result of the experiments.
  • Even the Guys Want Him
  • Expy: The Man With No Name as an immortal dhampyr
  • The Hero: D might be The Stoic and work for hire, but most of the times he will try to do the right thing without expecting a reward in return. Besides he is the title character.
  • Heroic Willpower: His gene pool definitely helps, but D has a soul as strong as iron.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Supposedly the result of a union between a human woman named Mina the Fair and the Sacred Ancestor himself.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: His main goal is to finally track down his father and kill him.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: D just tells physics to shove it.
  • Invincible Hero: D has gotten knocked around before, but it's rarely enough to slow him down. Lately he's mostly a plot device to observe other characters through. Doesn't make him any less awesome.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite his extremely lithe frame, his blows pack quite the strong punch.
  • Master Swordsman: This guy can match blades with people who literally have millennia of experience and weird techniques.
  • Momma's Boy: Sometimes villains will try to manipulate him by conjuring images of his mother, which implies he has a soft spot for her. Still didn't stop him from cutting down someone who was copying her image.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Despite not once showing off any skin, he makes fangirls DROOL.
  • Nice Hat: Hell, it's practically his signature. It has a practical purpose: protecting him from the sun.
  • Not So Stoic: He doesn't crack often, but if he gets set off pray to the Sacred Ancestor someone will be able to identify your corpse after he's done.
  • One-Letter Name: Duh, though it's implied it's a pseudonym.
  • The Quiet One: Only speaks when he has to, and when he does it's always straight to the point.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Comes with being a dhampyr. His skin isn't just pale it's literally white as snow.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He looks no more than 20, but is at least 5,000 years old, probably older.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Even in the novels (which have been running for over thirty years) very little is known about his past. Heck, some of his exploits have even become legend.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Said to be the spitting image of the Sacred Ancestor.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: On occasion he'll embrace his vampiric nature to get a one-up on a nasty foe, but it's only rarely.
  • The Stoic: Not exactly the most expressive guy around.
  • Too Many Mouths: He has some sort of parasite that manifests as a face in the palm of his left hand, which has strange, undefined magical powers, most notably the ability to suck in large amounts of material or magical energy at will, which can be used to nullify spells and revive D if he gets killed. It has a mind of its own and can talk to D.
  • Vampire Hunter: Though oddly enough doesn't hunt that many in the series due to vampire civilization having waned. However, his hunts are usually related to the Nobility in some way.
  • Walking the Earth: Has done so for thousands of years.
  • World's Best Warrior: His formidable fighting skills are second to none, except perhaps the Sacred Ancestor.
  • When He Smiles: The ultimate proof that D isn't heartless. Anyone who sees him do so is FLOORED.

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    Left Hand 
Voiced By: Ichirō Nagai (Japanese), Michael McConnohie (OVA, Streamline dub), Andy Mc Avin (OVA, Sentai Filmworks dub), Mike Mc Shane (Bloodlust, Japanese), Alberto Trifol (Bloodlust, Spanish)
D's trusty sidekick, a grizzled, cynical wiseass always willing to play counter to D and provide levity in the otherwise grim setting. He's also D's left hand. Somehow. Like D, very little is known about him or what exactly he is. However, he's very useful and is one of D's trump cards.

  • Deadpan Snarker: A king of snark that snarks like no other.
  • Mr. Exposition: Usually details new and exotic locales in the series.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Not as bad as some examples, but Lefty has quite a repertoire of techniques that come in handy.
    • Story-Breaker Power: Basically any time Lefty has to use his powers its an impossible to escape from situation that he allows D to easily escape from even something like a black hole. If D used him more frequently each novel would be over in a few pages.
  • No Name Given: Usually he's called "the countenanced carbuncle" or "Lefty."
  • Organ Autonomy
  • Running Gag: His shtick is to usually make smartass comments to D's grim nature as well as confuse the hell out of bystanders. Also, expect Lefty to get cut off. A lot.
  • Sidekick: Who is permanently attached to the hero.

Vampires

    The Sacred Ancestor 

The progenitor of the vampire race and the most powerful of them. The Sacred Ancestor is a mysterious figure, few even among his own people having seen him. While he's never made an appearance in the series proper (aside from telepathic shadows) his presence is always felt by the various experiments he's conducted over the years. It is hinted he is the father of D and his ultimate nemesis.

  • Archnemesis Dad: Notable that he has never been explicitly said to be D's father, but all indications imply that he is, and D most certainly wants to end him.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: To this day it's STILL not certain what was going on in his head as he's been seen as a menace, a savior, a Tragic Monster, and a lot more depending on the circumstances.
  • Dracula: Usually goes by his title, but it's clear that he's supposed to be the man himself.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is responsible for the current state of the world and rise of vampire domination, and such many of the jobs D performs are indirectly result of the Ancestor's work. However, he is never faced directly by D, who tends to fight individual villains for each novel.
  • God-Emperor: Deified by his race, but was weirdly detached in ruling. Often he'd drop off the map for centuries and let things run their course.
  • Interspecies Romance: Rumored to have engaged in one with a woman named Mina the Fair. It's unclear whether or not it was a legitimate love affair or him just doing his experiments.
  • Large and in Charge: Said to be huge by those who have seen him.
  • Mad Scientist: When it was clear that the Nobility was on the decline he went on a spree of experiments in order to merge humans and vampires which resulted in tragedies and a high body count. He's still conducting them to this day.
  • Monster Progenitor: If his title is any indication, he is this to the Nobility.
  • Physical God: If the fact that D being a Physical God doesn't tip you off to this guy's power (Dhampir's usually only get HALF of what their vampire parent is capable of) then his list of recorded feats should prove it such as:
    • Stopping and REVERSING a meteorite sent by an Omnicidal Maniac noble to pancake the earth.
    • Defeated a small army of nobles (nobles are part of the ruling vampire class and much stronger than normal vampires) with nothing more than a sweep of his cape followed by a battle with their lord that was said to have leveled mountains.
    • At one point he literally beat Cthulhu (in the story it was an elder god that was heavily a Cthulhu Expy complete with tentacle head and evil cultists) ALL BY HIMSELF after an army of 30,000 of the nobility were destroyed by the monster and his followers (though this was also a slight case of Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu as the sacred ancestor was extremely weakened after and had to sleep for a century to regain his strength and vitality).
  • Really Gets Around: Apparently his way of conducting experiments was to use himself as a donor. Which has led to a LOT of bastard children, D included.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Even more than D.
  • The Unfought: D has never met him, only shadows and rumors.
  • Vampire Monarch: The greatest one above all the Nobility, no one else is higher than him.
  • Walking the Earth: Is still alive and roaming the Frontier.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Occasionally played as such, his experiments done as he knew the vampire race was on its way to extinction, but saw cross-breeding with humans as a way for their legacy to continue.

    Count Magnus Lee 
Voiced By: Seizo Kato (Japanese), Jeff Winkless (English, Streamline Pictures dub), David Wald (English, Sentai Filmworks dub), Félix Acaso (Spanish)
  • Badass Cape: In the books, his cape was stitched together from the skin of women who'd slaked his thirst, and lacquered with their blood. Thanks to secret techniques passed down through the Lee Clan, it's five times as strong as the hardest steel and twenty times more flexible than spider's silk.
  • Big Bad: Of the first novel and film.
  • Dirty Old Man: His favorite way to relieve his boredom is to force himself on young mortal women.
  • Dub Name Change: The Spanish dub gave him the surname of Ley instead of Lee and removed his first name.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's almost 10,000 years old.
  • Evil Overlord: Lee governs over the Ransylva district of the Frontier from his foreboding castle, which is populated by all sorts of horrifying creatures.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Speaks with an echoing baritone in the OVA.
  • The Hedonist: He has taken many brides throughout the ages in order to stave off boredom of immortality.
  • Immortality Immorality: The mind numbing boredom of never dying has caused him to seek out increasingly heinous ways of amusing himself.
  • Mind over Matter: Lee can move things with his mind alone such as controlling his cape in the books and exploding Rei-Ginsei's head Scanners style.
  • Power Echoes: Has a noticeable echo effect on his voice, signifying his immense power.
  • Starter Villain: He is the initial Big Bad in the books, manga series and animations that D fights against.
  • Villainous Crush: His attraction to Doris Lang is what kicks off the plot of the first story.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's lived for 10,000 years, and describes his immortality as everlasting boredom he must constantly seek relief from, such as with his union with Doris among other such women.

    Larmica 
Voiced By: Satoko Kifuji (Japanese), Edie Mirman (English, Streamline Pictures dub), Brittney Karbowski (English, Sentai Filmworks), Laura Palacios (Spanish)
  • Adaptational Heroism: Larmica is more sympathetic to Doris in the animated movie than in the books, advising her to run away and escape her father's influence rather than trying to kill her at all costs like in the source material.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is turned into a brunette in the anime, while in the original novel she used to be blonde.
  • Dhampyr: In the movie, her mother is revealed to be a human, just like D.
  • Dub Name Change: Changed to alternate Western spelling Lamika in the Spanish dub.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Or rather, Vampire Lord's Beautiful Daughter at any rate.
  • The Proud Elite: She is very proud of her lineage and will not abide that the Count takes a human female as a bride. It comes crashing down into the OVA, when its revealed to her that her mother is human, making Larmica a dhampyr.
  • Villainous Crush: On D, in the novel at least.
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    Mayerling / Meier Link 
Voiced By: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), John Rafter Lee (English), Félix Acaso (Spanish)
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the novel, he is known as "Mayerling", not Meier Link like in the movie. Some dubs refer to him as Meierlink.
  • Anti-Villain: He only wants to be with his lover Charlotte.
  • Cape Wings: He is able to mentally control his cape and use it to fly as well as become sharp as a sword.
  • Classical Movie Vampire: Unlike the more rugged Magnus Lee.
  • Determinator: Determined enough to go on sunlight (which burns him horribly) in order to get his goal.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Surprisingly for a Noble, he is strong and compassionate and believes in coexistence between humans and vampires.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: We are lead to believe he is this due to being a white-haired vampire who captured a young woman and took her prisoner, but he turns out to be a subversion.

    Carmilla 
Voiced By: Beverly Maeda (Japanese), Julia Fletcher (English), Miriam Guilimany (Spanish)
  • Big Bad: Of the Bloodlust movie.
  • Canon Foreigner: She is an original character for the movie.
  • Carmilla: Naturally, she is based on the character.
  • Dead All Along: The Carmilla that greets Meier Link and Charlotte is an illusion. The real Carmilla is a withered corpse inside a coffin. She wants to revive herself using Charlotte's blood.
  • The High Queen: She was the Sacred Ancestor's lover and queen of all vampires.
  • Genius Loci: Her spirit is somehow linked to her ancestral castle, which she can control altogether.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Was feared by the entire human race, among other things for being even eviler than Dracula himself.
  • Master of Illusion: She appears to her guests as a perfectly alive-looking image of herself, but can also fool her enemies with ghostly illusions and full-fledged poltergeists.
  • Mind over Matter: Able to telekinetically move objects in her castle, usually to attack someone.
  • Mind Rape: Tries this on D when he confronts her spirit. It almost works.

    The Noble Greylancer 

A Great Noble and veteran from the wars against Outer-Space Beings (O.S.B.), he is a character exclusive to the novels that starred his own spin-off series featuring his adventures thousands of years before D's story.

  • Almighty Janitor: Only comparatively speaking; his many deeds had earned him a seat on the Privy Council Ministry, the ruling body of Nobility after the Sacred Ancestor abandoned them. He was instead appointed to govern the Northern Frontier away from the Capital.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He ruled as Overlord of the Northern Frontier and was regarded as one of the mightiest warriors to have ever lived.
  • Blade on a Stick: His legendary weapon is a lance capable of discharging proton beans.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Or in this case, Prequel: Greylancer is a Noble instead of a vampire hunter, acts as a leader of armies instead of being a lone wolf and he fights with a lance instead of a sword. Greylancer is also more sociable than D, but then again, so is everyone else.
  • Legacy Character: He belongs to a long-line of noblemen from House Greylancer that carries the same title. He is the fifth Greylancer of his lineage.
  • Noble Demon: Despite being a vampire, he is incredibly personable towards his family and his underlings and he is regarded as a war hero for many deeds, the biggest one was driving out the O.S.B.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His given name is unknown and nearly everyone refers to him by his title. Even his own sister doesn't call him by his name.
  • Sympathetic P.O.V.: His series serve as one for the Nobility's perspective instead of a vampire hunter.
  • Villain Protagonist: In the Another Vampire Hunter series.
  • World's Best Warrior: He is considered one of the most powerful Nobles to have lived, if not most during the time period his novels were set.

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Humans

    Doris Lang 
Voiced By: Michie Tomizawa (Japanese) Barbara Goodson (English), Luci Christian (Sentai Filmworks dub)
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is described as raven-haired in the books, but in the 1985 OVA she is depicted as a blonde.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards her little brother Dan.
  • Braids of Action: In the OVA.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: One that doesn't even extend past her underwear, leaving her in a permanent state of Panty Shot.
  • Distressed Damsel: Her being bitten by Count Magnus Lee is what kicks off the plot.
  • Dude Magnet: All of the villainous men in the movie want a piece of her. Count Magnus wants her as his bride, Rei-Ginsei tries to force himself on her and Greco lusts after her. Unfortunately for her, the only man she's actually attracted to, D, isn't interested.
  • Faux Action Girl: In the 1985 movie, she's introduced killing a large monster using a rifle and laser whip, but is a near-helpless Distressed Damsel in almost every scene afterwards.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the OVA only.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Specially in the OVA, where she appears naked at several points and her Dangerously Short Skirt flashes her underpants many times. Not that the manga version is any better, since she strips naked in front of D and throws herself at him hoping to "pay his services" with her body.
  • Promoted to Parent: Her father is long dead and she has to look after her young brother, Dan.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Trespassed too far into the Count's territory while ridding the land of intruding monsters and for this she becomes the latest target of his bloodlust, forcing D's hand in ridding the land of him.
  • Vampire Refugee: Its what kicks off the first book/OVA's plot. After being bitten by the Count, she hires D to destroy him before he can claim Doris as his vampire bride.
  • Whip It Good: She uses a laser whip in combat inherited from her father.

     Dr. Sam Ferringo 
Voiced By: Motomu Kiyowawa (Japanese), Steve Kramer (English), John Swasey (Sentai Funimation dub) Ángel Egido (Spanish)
  • Cool Old Guy: He pretty much helped raise Doris and her little brother.
  • Dirty Old Man: After being turned into a vampire, he begins lusting after Doris and expresses the desire to bite and rape her.
  • Disney Villain Death: Larmica stakes him and throws his body down into an chasm.
  • Dying as Yourself: He reverts to his original self moments before dying to beg for Doris' forgiveness.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Frequently consults with the town mayor and is the first to reject their attempts to imprison Doris for fear of enraging the Count, and also to ensure her safety.
  • Transhuman Treachery: After becoming a vampire, he turns into a Dirty Old Man.

    Charlotte Elbourn 
Voiced By: Emi Shinohara (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English), Esther Solans (Spanish)
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is said to be blonde-haired in the novel, while she is brown-haired in Bloodlust and the manga adaptation.
  • Damsel in Distress: Subverted, we are lead to believe she was kidnapped by Meier Link, but she actually ran away with him willingly.
  • Driven to Suicide: She kills herself in the novel after Meier Link's death.
  • The Ingenue: Or so her father (and D, initially) thinks of her.
  • Mercy Kill: D is instructed by her father to kill her if she is turned into a vampire.
  • No Name Given: In the novel, her name is not told.
  • Uncertain Doom: In Bloodlust, she is bitten by a mind-controlled Meier Link and her blood is used to revive Carmilla. She is later seen being carried by Meier on spaceship, implying that she might have been turned into a vampire by his bite though it isn't clear if she survived or not.

The Marcus clan

  • Adaptational Heroism: Their book versions are vicious marauders who routinely rape Leila, while in Bloodlust they are rugged mercenaries with a solid collective loyalty.
  • Adaptational Wimp: All of them except Leila have some supernatural ability in the book, while in the movie they trust instead on their tech and knowledge to do their work (again, except Groove). Though the fact that they're a Badass Normal clan of hunters in the movie can make them seem MORE badass.
  • Not So Different: In the novel only, from the barbarois, as they are genetically modified as well.
  • Vampire Hunter: Like D, only that they use substantially different methods.

    Borgoff 
Voiced By: Yusaku Yara (Japanese), Matt Mc Kenzie (English), Mark Ullod (Spanish)
  • '90s Anti-Hero: Definitely evokes the archetype: a gruff, cigar-chomping mercenary with a lot of pouches who uses subtantially more gung-ho methods than D. The novel Demon Deathchase was published in 1985, making him an earlier example.
  • Archer Archetype: A ranged fighter who favors a bow (novel) or a wrist-mounted crossbow (movie).
  • Badass Moustache: An impressive one.
  • Ceiling Cling: In the books, he can biologically manipulate his legs to grow giant and stick to surfaces.
  • Heroic Build: Very muscled and huge.
  • The Leader: Of the Marcus clan.
  • Master of Illusion: In the novel, he can project images on the clouds.
  • Rain of Arrows: Used to devastating effect in the movie, as seen here.
  • Rock Beats Laser: His weapon in the book is described to see a primitively built wooden bow, which is nonetheless effective.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget: In the movie, he uses a wrist mounted crossbow able to fire heat-seeking silver arrows.
  • Transhuman Treachery: He is turned into a vampire in Bloodlust.

    Nolt 
Voiced By: Ryuzaburo Otomo (Japanese), John DiMaggio (English), Jordi Ribes (Spanish)
  • Ambiguously Brown: Movie version.
  • Bald of Awesome: Idem.
  • The Big Guy: The tallest (second tallest in the book) and physically strongest of the clan.
  • Cyborg: Shows some metallic graftings in his body, and is explicitly said to be a cyborg in the novel.
  • Drop the Hammer: His signature weapon is a large hammer with stake-like sharp protrusions.
  • In the Hood: Novel only.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His novel version is not only inhumanly strong, but also insanely fast. It's not known if his movie version is as well, as he is killed before he can have a proper fight.
  • Making a Splash: Can psychically manipulate the water in the novel, which he uses to exploit the vampires's famous weakness to water.
  • This Means War Paint
  • The Worf Effect: Is unceremoniously killed by Bengé in the movie to show the audience who the real hunters are.

    Kyle 
Voiced By: Houchu Ohtsuka (Japanese), Alex Fernandez (English), Pablo Sevilla (Spanish)
  • Big Brother Instinct: In the movie, he cares about Leila's safety in a sharp contrast to his book version.
  • The Lancer: Often plays contrast with Borgoff.
  • Jerkass: In the books, he is a sadistic rapist and the one most fervent to abuse Leila.
  • Fragile Speedster: Not very muscled nor tough, but very fast and skilled with his blade.
  • Knife Nut: His signature blades shred vampires like wet paper.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Even though the old garage clerk offers to fill up the gasoline needed for the Marcus Battle-Truck on the house, Kyle graciously insists that he pays the gold-pieces owed for said fuel fair and square.
  • Transhuman Treachery: He gets turned into a vampire in the book.

    Groveck / Grove 
Voiced By: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese), Jack Fletcher (English), Josep María Mas (Spanish)
  • Adaptation Name Change: Known as Groveck in the novels and Grove/Groove in Bloodlust.
  • Astral Projection: His specialty.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Each use of his powers brings him closer to death.
  • Disability Superpower: He is a frail, dying-looking man bond to a bed, but can project his soul out of his body and wreak havoc with it.
  • Glass Cannon: His spirit form can emit immensely destructive lasers, though also seems to be relatively easy to disrupt; D manages to do it with a sword slash, which is also felt by the real Grove on his bed.
  • Handicapped Badass: Doesn't need his physical body to kick ass.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the movie, he overdoses on the serum in a last ditch effort to save Leila from a vampirized Borgoff.
  • Ill Boy: He's very weak physically, looking like little more than skin and bones. He's also prone to seizures.
  • Nice Guy: The warmest and kindest of the four brothers, particularly towards Leila.
  • One-Man Army: He is said to have destroyed 500 zombie vampires in less than a second with his spirit form.

    Leila 
Voiced By: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese), Pamela Adlon (English), Nuria Trifol (Spanish)
  • Action Girl: She is just a normal young woman that was trained to hunt a fight vampires. Specially notable in the books, where she is the only one without superpowers.
  • Badass Biker
  • Broken Bird: Even more so in the books, where she raped by her own siblings.
  • Covered in Scars: Its stated in the books she has scars and gashes all over her body.
  • The Chick: The only female in the team, and at least in the book, the most moral.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Unsurprisingly, she is yet another victim of the vampires' scourge against humanity as both her parents died when she was young, and actually witnessed the death of her mother at the hands of her own people when she was discovered to have turned. With the Marcus Brothers, she has dedicated her life to avenging their deaths.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In the movie she died of old age, mourned by her friend's and family. Even D showed up, relieved that she her biggest fear of dying alone and unmourned did not come to pass.
  • Freudian Excuse: Projects a lot of her frustrations on D due to his vampiric ancestry.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • The Lad-ette: Being raised among men tends to rub it off on girls like her.
  • Tomboy: More pronounced in the movie, where she is depicted with short hair.

The Barbarois

  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Out of the three bodyguards, Mashira is the fighter, Caroline is the mage and Bengé is the thief.
  • Hidden Elf Village: As their name implies, they are a close-knit tribe of beings with little interest in the outside world aside from mercenary jobs.
  • Hired Guns: Their main occupation, at least the ones who go out of their village, is that of mercenaries and bodyguards.
  • Mixed Race: They descend from mutants and demons through thousands of years of inter-breeding.
  • Mutants: Refered as part of her heritage, and possibly his official denomination given their frequently bizarre powers and nature.
  • Our Demons Are Different: It's not clear what are considered demons in this world, but they have described as having demon blood, and some of them certainly look the part.
  • Soldier Versus Warrior: They describe themselves as warriors, as opposed to D and the Marcus clan, who prefer the more professional term of hunters. It is further noted in their belief of being invincible and their willing services as bodyguards and mercenaries.

    Barbarois Elder 
Voiced By: Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese), Dwight Schultz (English), Dómenech Farell (Spanish)
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the novel, he is willing to break his contract with Carmilla in order to help D, as he feels in debt with the Sacred Ancestor, and actually gets betrayed by the three bodyguards. In the movie, he keeps his word to Carmilla and commands them to kill D and follow with the plan. His character design is also changed to make him resemble less an old sage and more an evil buffon like Bengé.
  • Affably Evil: In all continuities, he is impeccably polite and well spoken to a fault.
  • Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name, if has one, is never revealed.
  • Friendly Enemy: Taken to quite an extreme, as he is pretty repetitive and ceremonious in his compliments to D even when having to order his death.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: He is quite short, almost a midget.
  • One-Wheeled Wonder: Instead of walking with a shepherd staff like his novel self, in the movie the Elder goes around riding an unicycle.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Invoked in the movie, where he laments that he will miss the battle after he escapes to save his life.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He has lived probabably for more than 10,000 years.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Needed to be when in charge of a horde of mutants and demons.
  • Wizard Beard: In the books, unlike the movie where he is clean shaven.

    Caroline 
Voiced By: Yoko Somi (Japanese), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English), María Pilar Quesada (Spanish)
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her suit has a long vertical cut across her torso, revealing a lot of skin.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is described as having golden hair in the books, while she has green hair in the movie.
  • Adaptational Badass: Bloodlust gives her an extreme power-up compared to her novel version. Her powers, although fewer, are much stronger, allowing her to transmute entirely her body instead of only a portion, and she also lacks all the vulnerabilities she had in the novel. The result is that in the movie she is able to stop the entire Marcus Clan during the chase, while in the novel she is defeated by Borgoff in a simple scuffle.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Her movie self is taciturn and professional, unlike her more talkative and psychotic novel version.
  • Adaptational Species Change: In the novel, she is a dhampyr like D himself. In the movie, she is just another demon/mutant barbarois.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: Her death in the movie, caused by a knife embedded on her face.
  • Dark Action Girl: The only female barbarois shown.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Her specialty, highlighted in Bloodlust. She can turn her body into the material she is touching and manipulate it to grow Combat Tentacles.
  • Mind over Matter: As shown in the books, she can somehow create vampiric victims out of inanimate things.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears a skin-tight outfit that really flatters her chest in the movie, and she is described in the books as having a voluptuous frame.
  • Prehensile Hair: In the movie, she can extend and control her hair as tentacles, even when fused into things.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has very long hair.
  • Sensual Spandex: Wears a green colored, skin-tight one in Bloodlust.
  • Woman Scorned: In the books, she is in love with Mayer and turns Ax-Crazy after being rejected.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, in this case.

    Bengé 
Voiced By: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Dwight Schultz (English), Eduard Itchart (Spanish)
  • Adaptational Personality Change: His character design and personality are wildly divergent between the novel and the movie. In the former, he is an ominous and owlish black figure, while in the latter he is a deranged, makeup-wearing trickster.
  • Braids of Barbarism: His hood has four holes for his hair, which falls down in the form of white braids. Bonus points for being called a literal barbarian - or rather a barbarois.
  • Casting a Shadow: Has an impressive skillset related to the shadows. He can navigate through them, become one himself and reintegrate as such, levitate in the form of one, create illusions out of them, and even perform voodoo on other people's shadows.
  • Clean Cut: His death, cut vertically in half by Kyle.
  • Dark Is Evil: Plunging into Obviously Evil when you see and hear him.
  • Double Weapon: He carries some double-bladed daggers, which he uses mostly to stab his enemies through their shadows.
  • Energy Absorption: He succesfully absorbs Grove's lasers into his cape, though it is noticeably painful for him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It varies between continuities, but seems that his fellow barbarois harbor some contempt for his jokes.
  • Hammerspace Hideaway: One of his trump card skills on the movie is creating a spell that engulfs the entire enemy and sends him into a small Pocket Dimension. It requires him to perform a string figure on his hands.
  • The Hyena: The guy laughs at and/or with everything, specially his own misdeeds.
  • In the Hood: Wears a fitting black hood, and sometimes wears a fold of his robe as an ample cowl on top of it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Bengé sets the movie's mood with his very first apparition: he sneaks on the mighty Marcus clan and murders their biggest guy, entirely without them even realizing, before laughing at their faces and disappearing leaving them in despair.
  • Laughing Mad: His trademark.
  • Lean and Mean: Not easy to distinguish under his black robe, but he is very, very thin.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Very agile and acrobatic, and still able to take some serious damage.
  • Monster Clown: His movie self resembles a demonic jester or buffon, and is even called one derisively by the barbarois elder.
  • Purple Eyes: Has purplish sclera, which reflect his dark magic.
  • Super Toughness: He is affected, but ultimately only mildly bothered, by several arrows piercing his neck. Before that, he was also shown absorbing with some pain a shuffle of energy from Groove.
  • The Trickster: Looks, behaves and laughs like a jester.

    Machira / Mashira 
Voiced By: Rintaro Nishi (Japanese), John DiMaggio (English), José Javier Serrano (Spanish)
  • Adaptational Heroism: His Bloodlust self is quiet and honorable, while his original version is a deranged murderer and rapist.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Slightly. He goes from Machira to Mashira in the official renderings of his name between the novel and the movie.
  • Adaptational Species Change: His book version is a parasite like Left Hand hosted in the body of a barbarois, while in the movie he is a werewolf. Of course, it is entirely possible that his movie version is actually said parasite possessing the body of a werewolf, as he manifests a mouth on his stomach just like the novel Machira does.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the books, he is an immortal parasite who possess bodies and manages to eliminate all the remaining members of Marcus clan. In Bloodlust he is just a werewolf who is also the weakest of the three barbarois by a very wide margin.
  • Belly Mouth: Both in book and film, though presumably for different reasons.
  • Body Horror: Granted for being a body-stealing parasite, but his werewolf version also qualifies, being able to grow a giant canine mouth from his belly.
  • Body Snatcher: His specialty. He parasites bodies and manifests his face on their stomach, just like Left Hand does in D's hand.
  • Clean Cut: His death at D's hands on the movie.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: His novel version, after allying with Caroline to break up the couple of Charlotte and Mayer, plans to sexually ravage Charlotte to leave her in such a disheveled state that Mayer could not bare to love her anymore. Yep, he apparently expects Mayer to stop loving her for that reason.
  • Evil Counterpart: In the novel, Left Hand confirm Mashira is one of his kind.
  • Noble Demon: In the movie.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He has werewolf-like powers in the movie, though he is probably not a pureblood one given how genetically mixed barbarois are.
  • Super Senses: Movie version.
  • Vein-o-Vision: Uses it in Bloodlust to locate the Marcus clan's explosives.

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    Rei-Ginsei 
Voiced By: Kazuyuki Sogabe (Japanese), Kerrigan Mahan (English), Andy McCavin (Sentai Funimation dub) .

Count Magnus Lee's mutant right-hand man and leader of the Fiend Corps.


  • An Arm and a Leg: D cuts off his hand in the movie. After killing D, he returns the favor by cutting left hand to spite him. This turned out to be a bad idea.
  • Attempted Rape: He tries to rape Doris in the first novel, but is unsuccessful.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He looks a lot like Sting in the OVA.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: His death in the OVA. Magnus telekinetically slams him around the room, breaking nearly every bone in his body, before pinning him against the wall and pulling his skull apart.
  • Death by Adaptation: He is killed by D in a duel in the book shortly after the latter returned to life, while in the OVA, he tries to kill the Count, but gets his head telekinetically exploded by him.
  • The Determinator: He will have the pleasure of killing D, regardless of what it costs him.
  • The Dragon: Serves as Lee's main underling after his own daughter Larmica.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Obeys the Count without question with the hopes of becoming a nobleman in the House of Lee and thus becoming immortal. He does not take it well when the Count refuses to keep his end of the bargain.
  • Handicapped Badass: He is this after losing his left hand.
  • Hero Killer: Literally, since he actually manages to kill D using the Incense to paralyze and then stake him. It doesn't stick naturally.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Is fully prepared to feed Doris' brother and Dr. Fehring to his minions against her protests, but quickly lets them free when Doris threatens to commit suicide by biting her tongue.
  • The Renfield: More combat capable than the usual examples, but Rei-Ginsei effectively serves this role to the Count being his mortal servant in exchange for being welcomed into the Nobility.
  • Reality Warping: Has this in low-level scale; he is capable of bending reality around his body allowing any incoming attacks or projectiles being deflected or returned to the attacker. He uses this power precisely once, in his first confrontation with D.
  • Smug Snake: He is extremely arrogant and self-assured.
  • The Starscream: Eventually becomes this after Magnus mocks his wish to be made a full Nobleman. It's really ill-advised.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He is this in his attempted duel with the Count, intending to take revenge for him failing to make him a nobleman as promised. Unfortunately for him, even with the candle's paralyzing incense, he was simply no match for the Count.
  • Villain Respect: He stops to thank D for sparing his life in the duel that cost him his hand. However, that does not stop him from following through on his promise to kill him.
  • Wild Hair: In the OVA, he has a white mullet/mohawk with a red tinge.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Takes Dan hostage to force D into a duel with him. Interestingly, he later saves Dan when the latter nearly falls to his death attacking the Count. The reasons for this act of mercy are rather unclear.
  • Your Head Asplode: Count Lee explodes his head with his telekinesis.
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