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The Queen of Screams
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  • '90s Anti-Hero: While she wasn't created in the 90s, her depiction during that decade was quite in line with how a lot of female characters in comics were portrayed. A skimpy outfit (which actually became skimpier than how it was originally drawn), mysterious past, often fighting with other heroic characters before teaming up, a snarky attitude and violent tendencies.
  • Action Girl: She is very athletic, possessing great stamina, reflexes, and agility beyond that of humans.
  • Back from the Dead: Completely absent in the Warren times (OK, she was wounded severely more than once). Often enough in the Harris run (up to the point that the last time the creators killed her, afterwards they didn't even bother to properly revive her). Dynamite yet had no opinion on the matter.
  • Badass Longcoat: In the 2010 run, Vampirella wears a black coat, red shirt and black pants. The 2019 "Vengeance of Vampirella" miniseries also has her wearing a coat over her signature outfit.
  • The Berserker: Ever since the 90s, Vampirella has some times been depicted as struggling with or even succumbing to the rage and Bloodlust that comes with being a vampire transforming her into the type of feral beast she protects humanity from.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's incredibly buxom, but since she's a vampire she can literally punch through steel.
  • Cain and Abel: Vampirella is the Abel many, many times, since most of her siblings tend to be evil monsters birthed by Lilith, such as the twins Madek and Magdalene, her half-brother Drago and her full-blooded sister Draculina. The 2015 series by Dynamite invokes this by having Vee tracking and killing her monstrous half-brothers to drink their blood and gain their power to overcome an evil entity. Its also revealed this is the result of a curse on her father - the biblical Cain - who would be forced to watch as his children would try to kill each other, with the dark-haired child being murdered by their blonde sibling. As Vampi is dark-haired, her sister Draculina (who is blonde) is consumed with desire to murder her.
  • Category Traitor: Vampires and other creatures of darkness view Vampirella with contempt worthy of a traitor for killing them in defense of humans.
  • Chainmail Bikini: If she's wearing combat armor, it's usually about as revealing as her iconic outfit.
  • Charm Person: Hypnosis is one of Vampirella's powers.
  • Civvie Spandex: In the 90s Vengeance of Vampirella run, Vampirella often wore a jacket over her signature outfit. It didn't provide much modesty.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Vampirella has shown a willingness to fight dirty if required. She once encountered a group of American Civil War era vampires who outmatched her in numbers and had almost two centuries worth of fighting experience. Fortunately, she had brought with her a priest who blessed the falling rain, transforming it into holy water. Since Vampirella lacks the weaknesses of regular vampires she wasn't affected but the others were. She has also used more creative means to kill vampires such as carving crucifixes onto bullets.
  • Cool Big Sis: She served this role to Dixie Fattoni. After her family was killed by vampires, Vee took her under her wing and made her protege.
  • Creature-Hunter Organization: Was part of the Vatican's monster hunting organization Cetus Dei and after they turn on her, she joins with the Kabal which also hunts rogue monsters.
  • Dark Action Girl: In the first half of the 2010 Dynamite series, she's basically depicted as a female Blade, i.e. constantly killing vampires and other evildoers but also quite brooding.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Vampi may give off the vibe of a sexy, evil creature, but she only saves her rage for the bad guys.
  • Depending on the Writer: Vampirella's personality tends to change between editions. The Warren comics depicted her as expy to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Some have her as a brutal Blade-like warrior obsessed with destroying all evil while her new Dynamite series has a personality more akin to a thirty-something Buffy.
  • The Dreaded: For monsters lower on the food chain at least.
  • Dude Magnet: Vampirella has had no less than three boyfriends and it is not uncommon for male characters to comment on her looks.
  • Exploited Immunity: See Combat Pragmatist above.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Vampirella's iconic red Leotard of Power leaves very little to the imagination. She has been seen wearing this outfit in either the rain or snow. Given she's a vampire, she has a much higher tolerance for the cold than humans.
  • Failure Hero: In her original magazine, Vampirella rarely saved the day. Often she was incapacitated until the end of the issue, only being revived to kill the bad guy. Most of her stories either featured the problem resolving itself or a secondary character doing the majority of the work, and in some cases Vampirella was even the problem herself. This is not the case for the later series, where she takes a dominant role.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Vampirella wore these at times during Vengeance of Vampirella.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Vampirella is probably one of the earliest examples of a vampire protagonist, created well over twenty years before they became more common.
  • Healing Factor: She can heal most wounds, the rate of recovery depending on how much blood she has consumed.
  • Horror Hunger: She struggles with the need to take blood, which each dose of the substitute serum only holds off for 24 hours, and every story manages to contrive a way for her to not have enough serum, leaving her eternally fighting against her literally bloodthirsty desire.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Vee has taken down many fellow vampires in her quest to rid the world of evil.
  • Ladyella: "Vampire + Ella".
  • Lady in Red: Her red outfit is her trademark. Her seductive manner is also her trademark.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: How her team ups with other heroes often start. Special mention goes to Pantha when they met in the 90s, Catwoman, Barnabas Collins, the Witchblade, Red Sonja, and Lady Death (though calling her heroic might be a bit of a stretch).
  • Living Aphrodisiac: In Vampirella Lives, she acquires the "Aspect of Lilith" which allows her to control men by instilling fear and lust in them.
  • Lovely Assistant: Occasionally served as one to Pendragon in his stage numbers.
  • Made of Iron: Averted. She can't take hits very well. She once got knocked out by Pendragon (who's a senior citizen in poor health) with a stick. That said she's very strong-willed and has a high pain threshold, so she's not a complete Glass Cannon.
  • Magical Accessory: One of her weapons in the 2010 run was a necklace in the shape of her signature costume's emblem. It contained silver alloy and was blessed by the Vatican. She used it to cut off the hand of Le Fanu, a French vampire who was in service to Dracula.
  • Magic Pants: Never discussed in Warren times (except by the fanboys). In Harris times, a story explained that her bikini IS magic. In contrast, also in Warren times, her later sidekick Pantha could NOT take her clothes with her.
  • Meaningful Name (with shades of Race Name Basis): Obvious. Nah, not really! Also used in-story: in the Warren classic "Death's Dark Angel", villain W. W. Wade composed a classical Xanatos selfmate when he supposed Vampirellas bite would make him immortal. It didn't.
  • Mistaken for Prostitute: In the first issue of Vampirella Lives. Following her resurrection, Vampirella is being guided through the town of Whitechapel by a psychic named Sam J. Feaveryear when they are accosted by a group of ravenous vampires. They mistake her for a prostitute and Sam for her john due to her attire. Vampirella proceeds to slaughter them all.
  • Most Common Superpower: Before it actually became the standard issue.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A sexy vampire with one of most famous Stripperific outfits in the comic world.
  • Mugging the Monster: See Mistaken for Prostitute above.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: During the Busiek run she develops the ability to take on a Winged Humanoid form with greater strength and Wolverine Claws. She also gains a werewolf like form but this is only seen in one issue. After she was resurrected in Vampirella Lives she gained the "Aspect of Liltih" which allows her to instill fear and lust in males allowing her to control them. This is how she gets information from the corrupt cop Cutler and uses Hemorrhage to kill all the vampires of Whitechapel.
  • Oh My Gods!: Sometimes swears by "Satyr and Circe". These aren't deities in her universe but rather the names of Drakulon's two suns. She also sometimes declares "Dark Mother" likely a reference to her mother Lilith.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The heroine is a vampire, since she is the daughter of Lilith and needs blood to survive and has many of the typical vampiric powers, including superhuman physical abilities, shapeshifting into a bat, immortality, and a mesmeric stare. She is not prone to the race's traditional weaknesses, such as daylight, holy water, garlic, or crosses.
  • Red Is Heroic: Vampirella's signature costume is a red sling-bikini and even her alternate outfits tend to be red.
  • Rise from Your Grave: How she returned to earth in Vampirella Lives.
  • Progressively Prettier: One of the most eye-rolling cases as they started with one of the most sensual characters in comics at the time (if not THE most) then slowly made her costume skimpier to the point her original designer called it "Dental Floss."
  • Statuesque Stunner: Notable, particularly, in the Dynamite series where she's over six feet in height and muscled as well as curvaceous.
  • Stripperiffic: She is almost always scantily clad in her signature red sling suit, complete with Absolute Cleavage and Thong of Shielding, with a white collar and wearing shiny black knee-high boots. Notably, while provocative to begin with, it was actually possible as a swimsuit-like outfit, but Harris Comics made it more so. Averted with the 2016 reboot where she wears clothes which are almost (but not quite) practical.
  • Super Strength: Downplayed. Vampirella is stronger than most humans, but in the Warren comics a trio of normal thugs were easily able to hold her until another thug came and injected her with cocaine. In later comics, she gets treated as having some bona-fide superhuman strength but she's seldom able to fight monsters and demons with brute strength alone.
  • Vampires Are Rich: Vampirella in the Dynamite series acquires the riches of another much-richer immortal and eventually owns a massive mansion in Hollywood.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: Her stare and even voice are hypnotic and seductive to humans, particularly males. She has been seen as having the ability to induce sexual arousal in men simply by being in their presence.
  • Weak, but Skilled: When she's not fighting mooks, she's this with the gods, demons and monster lords she's up against and so she makes use of her combat training and equipment supplied by whatever organization she's currently with. In the Nancy Collins reboot, her half-brother Drago explains that demons are much stronger than vampires. All of her vampire half-siblings were made when the Dark Mother Lilith mated with demons and so these first generation vampires were stronger than her, but had weaknesses to sunlight and holy objects that she lacked. Her quest is to move past that this trope by draining the blood of rare vampires.
  • Weirdness Censor: Very few people seem to notice or remark on her omnipresent red outfit, and when they do it's quickly handwaved. Averted in the 2016 series, as it's that outfit that gets her internet attention.
  • Winged Humanoid: She can sprout bat wings if she wants to fly. Sometimes they're depicted as coming straight out of her back; others have her arms morphing into wings instead, which is at least more anatomically plausible.
  • Wizards from Outer Space: Before being eventually retconned, she was a alien from a vampire planet.
  • Wolverine Claws: She can grow long sharp claws from her finger nails.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: In the Vampirella/Dawn crossover, she is stated to this in all of existence alongside Dawn by a demon who kidnaps them.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: One of the lines she would never cross is hurting children or babies. Even when she's assured that a specific newborn child will probably grow up to be a truly evil person (think Hitler or Jeffrey Dahmer), she refuses to harm it.


    Adam Van Helsing
More metal than most love-interests.
Adam van Helsing along with he's father Conrad was a vampire hunter. On one of their hunts they happened upon Vampirella, who was not like other vampires. She did not fear crosses or sunlight. Adam fell in love from the first sight.

  • Action Politician: He's a U.S. Senator as his day job.
  • Amazon Chaser: Adam Van Helsing loves Vampirella for all the ass she can kick.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Was once Governor of an American State. Seriously.
  • Badass Normal: While being a regular human with no superpowers of his own he can still keep up with Vampirella. This gets a deconstruction in Vengeance of Vampirella; While Adam is a skilled monster hunter, he is still a normal human with all the weaknesses this entails and there creatures that are just too powerful for him to deal with. When a team of demon hunters he assembled is slaughtered by demon horde called the Slash, Adam goes to a supernatural drug dealer named Mr Montie who supplies him with a drug called Hyde 25 that gives him super powers. Adam becomes an Empowered Badass Normal at the cost of his conscience and takes to calling himself "Bad Jack".
  • Battle Couple: With Vampirella for 122 issues.
  • Came Back Wrong: His resurrection gave him a bit of Chaos energy. Later resurrections didn't seem to effect him at all.
  • Death Is Cheap: Adam has been back from the dead on numerous occasions. One infamous example had them just go down to hell to pick him up and not bother to explain his return further.
  • Demon Slaying: Adam Van Helsing eventually becomes the primary enemy of hell after Vampirella due to his general badassery.
  • Going Native: As you can see from the artwork, Adam absorbs just a wee bit too much of Drakulon's values.
  • Love at First Sight: Has a case of this with Vampirella.
  • Loved I Not Honor More: Whenever Adam and Vampirella aren't separated by him being dead, this tends to be their primary stumbling block. Adam is loyal to the cause just a bit more than he is Vampirella.
  • Love Interest: Is Vampirella's most consistent over the decades.
  • Killed Off for Real: Before the original 38 issue Dynamite series, but eventually averted as comics are won't to do. His last death didn't even bother to have a proper resurrection. Vampirella just went to Chaos (Hell) and picked him up.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Is firmly on the side of Order, even more so than Vampirella who is aware it's more A Lighter Shade of Gray than genuinely good.
  • Put on a Bus: Is completely absent from the 2015 and 2016 comics so far.
  • Second Love: Tristan was Vampirella's first lover back on Drakulon. After Tristan got murdered by astronauts and Vampirella moving to Earth, Adam is her second squeeze.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Bad Jack always existed within Adam as a corrupt alter ego who committed minor indiscretions. Adam taking the drug Hyde 25 brought him to the surface in full.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Adam Van Helsing eventually becomes "God's Sheriff" according to him and gains the ability to become Order's primary champion after Vampirella.
  • Vampire Hunter: His primary occupation with his father before shifting to become a more all-purpose one with Vampirella.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Nobody knows what's happened to him so far.

An alcoholic stage magician who is also Vampirella's most trustworthy ally/friend.

    Dixie Fattoni 
The daughter of a crime boss who got involved in a territorial war with vampires. Their enemies turn Dixie's twin sister Pixie in a vampire and forces Dixie to kill her own father. Vampirella takes the young girl into her wing and joins the fight against the vampires who ruined her life.

  • Action Survivor: Next to Vampi's Action Girl before evolving into one herself.
  • Badass Normal: While still a teenager without any special powers, she manages to kick ass after training with Vampi and later the Sisterhood.
  • Break the Cutie: She is chosen to die by her father, is forced to shoot him and watch helplessly as her twin sister is turned into a vampire. Then she gets repeteadly captured, mind-controlled and even forced to kiss a vampirized Pixie.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She dies in Vampirella's arms after being fatally shot by Midwinter.
  • Distressed Damsel: Justified, a teenage girl is practically helpless against vampires. She grows out of it eventually.
  • Future Badass: Its revealed that she becomes the Mother Superior of the Sisterhood in one Bad Future.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Her future self sacrifices her life to give Vampirella the blessing needed to kill Judas Iscariot and undoi the apocalyptic timeline she came from.
  • In the Back: She is shot through the back by Dr. Midwinter while hugging Vampirella.
  • Mafia Princess: Used to be a mafioso's daughter before it all went to hell.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She is mind-controlled into shooting her own father.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After receiving combat training by Vampirella.
  • The Unfavorite: Played for drama. While Don Fattoni loved both of his daughters, its clear that he loved Pixie more than Dixie. When Von Kreist forces him to choose which of his daughter should die, Don Fattoni picks Dixie.

A vampire native from Drakulon, she becomes Vampi's ally after the latter is trapped in the planet.

    Sofia Murray
A character who replaced Adam Van Helsing as Vampirella's main sidekick and associate in the 2010 reboot.

  • Abusive Parents: Sofia's mother remarried an abusive alcoholic.
  • Action Survivor: Was just another club girl until she was saved by Vampirella. She proceeded to become a stalwart ally against the supernatural.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: Is possessed by the spirit of Von Kreist and ends up getting sacrificed by Dracula.
  • Grand Theft Me: Von Kreist takes her body thanks to the efforts of Schuld's sealing his soul in her.
  • The Heart: Helps Vampirella get over her anger over Adam's death.
  • Heroic Willpower: Manages to resist Von Kreist better than any normal woman could. Subverted in that she is still dominated by him for a long time.
  • Meaningful Name: While not apparently related to Mina Harker, she took inspiration from the coincidence.
  • Perky Goth: Is one of these crossed with a Perky Punk.
  • The Renfield: Serves as this along with being The Heart.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or green in her case.

Tristan was Vampirella's first lover on the planet Drakulon. He becomes Vampirella's live-in lover in the 2016 series.

  • The Atoner: Is one of these for his actions in the past.
  • Battle Couple: Very reluctant on the battle part, not so much on the couple.
  • Happily Married: Is all but this to Vampirella in the 2016 series.
  • Human Aliens: Is another alien from the planet Drakulon. Except a werewolf.
  • Interspecies Romance: Vampirella and Tristan are a alien vampire and werewolf respectively.
  • Love Interest: Becomes this for Vampirella after Adam's death.
  • Non-Action Guy: Tristan generally avoids fighting when he can. Though this was temporarily averted in the 2015 Nancy Collins run where his origins was a World War 2 veteran, turned muscle for the Kabal but he reverts back to the chill guy in the 2016 follow-up series.
  • Put on a Bus: Was mostly there to develop Vampirella's life on Drakulon.
    • The Bus Came Back: Is a character who appeared for seven issues in the original magazine. Now he's the main love interest decades later.
  • Reluctant Monster: More so than Vampirella herself. Tristan doesn't want to be a werewolf and just chills for the most part with her in her mansion.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Is an alien like Vampirella.
  • Wolf Man: What he turns into when he assumes his superhuman form.

Vampirella's butler and stalwart guardian in the 2016 reboot.

  • Battle Butler: A normal human being but loyal to a fault.
  • Badass Normal: Is perfectly willing to go vampire hunting with Vampirella against the forces of evil.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Is one of the handful of humans who are cursed with immortality by The Powers That Be. He doesn't mind the not dying part and one subset power he has is that he can sense the location of others with his curse, this is useful in the 2015 series.
  • Healing Factor: Averted, people with his kind of immortality don't have it and require medical treatment if they get badly hurt.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Former servant to Lord Drago. He now serves Vampirella faithfully.
  • Made of Iron: He's a big, solid man who can take a beating from a monster, though it helps that he's immortal.
  • The Renfield: One of his duties along with being a Servile Snarker.

Adam's first wife (the Biblical one, not the Adam listed above) and Vampirella's mother.
  • The Atoner: She gave birth to Vampi and trained her a demon hunter to hunt down all the evil Lilith spawned in the past. Subverted.
  • Big Good: Lilith served this role, as she revealed the truth to her daughter. Except she never truly repented.
  • Evil Matriarch: Before her Heel–Face Turn, she boasted that she would give birth to superior creatures, greater than any children of Adam, and was cursed to only create monsters and demons. Despite the belief she is atoning, she is still a Evil Matriarch, only this time using one child to hunt down the other ones and use their souls as sacrifice so she could become all-powerful.
  • Hot as Hell: Vampirella clearly inherited her stunning looks from her demon mom.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: When first introduced, Lilith is referred merely as "The Conjuress" and its not until several issues that is revealed her true identity and that she is Vampirella's mother.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Initially, it seems she is The Atoner, but it turns out she was merely using Ella to harvest the dark energy spread by every demon she killed just so she could gather enough power to unseat Satan as ruler of Hell and challenge God for the control of all creation.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: While humanoid in appearance, she gave birth to countless monsters and demons. This is the result of a curse that God placed on her after boasting that she would create more superior beings than humans.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Like mother, like daughter: Lilith is no more modest than Vampi and wears golden bikinis most of the time.
  • Really Gets Around: She got laid with several different males, both human and demons, just to give birth to a legion of monsters.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To Vampirella, as Dracula mistakes one for the other while delirious in the Warren comics.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Because she doesn't age, she looks just as old as most of her children.

King of the Nosferatu, Lilith's son and Vampirella's half-brother. While an evil vampire himself, he becomes an unlikely ally to Vampirella during "Our Lady of Shadows" story arc, assisting her in getting rid of the Umbra's curse in the 2014 Dynamite publication.
  • Affably Evil: Drago is rather personable and courteous for a spooky-looking vampire.
  • Benevolent Boss: He used to be one to Colleridge before his death, and is this to his entire bloodline.
  • Cain and Abel: He slew his own vampire brother out of envy for being more handsome and his mother's favorite, while Drago himself was monstrous and inhuman. Zig-Zagged with Vampirella herself; while he in normal circumstances he would have been an enemy, he decides to help her in stopping Chaos from coming to Earth. Then he sets up a fight to the death between him and her so she could be strong enough to overcome her enemies and she comes out victorious.
  • Enemy Mine: While a villain, Drago assists Vampirella because Chaos is a threat to them both.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When Vampirella kills him, just so she could gain the necessary strength to overcome Umbra.
  • Looks Like Orlok: He got look down to the the pale skin, bald hair, red eyes and rat-like teeth.
  • Love Redeems: He was far worse centuries ago, but then he saw a beautiful upper-class girl regularly show kindness to the poor. He fell in love with her and after a Rescue Romance, eventually married her. When she died in childbirth, Drago thought he would resent his son. But when he saw the baby for first time, instead he felt all the love he had for his wife extend to his son.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The reason why he assists Vampirella against Chaos is because he doesn't want to share the world with other demons if Hell was ever to be released on Earth. He prefers things the way they are because on this world, his kind are the apex predators and partly because he grew fond of it.
    • Its also revealed that as a member of the Kabal, he worked to protect supernatural creatures from further persecution from humans.
  • Stealth Mentor: His role in the arc he appeared. He sends Vampirella to kill other vampires born from Lilith to gain the necessary strength to overcome Umbra's curse, but its revealed that the final enemy she had to fight was him, as gaining his strength was needed to actually defeat the curse.
  • Thanatos Gambit: He plots his own death at Vampirella's hands, so she could drink his blood and become powerful enough to beat Umbra.


A friend of Vampirella's, she is initially believed to be alien shapeshifter from Drakulon who had the power to transform into a black panther. She is revealed to have been a ancient Egyptian cursed by the gods with immortality because of a spree she went on long ago.

  • '90s Anti-Hero: Between the skimpy outfit, aggressive personality and Wolverine Claws, her depiction in the 90s easily qualifies for this trope.
  • Action Girl: Definitely gives Vampirella a run for her money in the asskicking department.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Depending on the Artist. She is an Ancient Egyptian but her exact race isn't quite nailed down. Her depiction in the Dark Shadows crossover gives her more of an African look and even there how dark her skin was varied from issue to issue. Sometimes she will have significantly dark skin, other times her skin color will be little to no different from the other white characters in the series.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Type 1. She can turn into a black panther and has great strength, speed, agility and claws in human form.
  • Animorphism: Her main power is that she can turn into a panther.
  • Arch-Enemy: In Midwinter and the snake goddess Mamba. She's been battling both for a long time.
  • The Atoner: She sometimes tried to atone for the atrocities she committed as Sehkmet, other times she just forgets about it as result of memory loss.
  • Axe-Crazy: At her worst.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Pantha's outfit is a blue two-piece bikini, gloves and boots with black rosettes.
  • Boobs of Steel: Often drawn as being very busty and is a superstrong fighter.
  • Cat Girl: Can transform herself into a full-black panther or a cat-human hybrid.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Quenty: I am assuming you mean Elizabeth Bathory? She was a countess in the 16th century who, allegedly, killed and bathed in the blood of hundreds of virgins.
    Pantha: And now she is in New York? Looking for virgins? No wonder she is pissed.
  • Depending on the Writer: Like with Vampirella, Pantha's personality is rather inconsistent from writer to writer. She has been portrayed as playful, friendly, flirtatious and vicious.
  • Exposed to the Elements: In Issue #36 of the Jerwa run, Pantha is in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Adam notices her obvious discomfort and offers her coat but she shiveringly responds that she will "adjust".
  • God Guise: She used to be worshiped as Sehkmet. Whether or not she's an actual goddess depends on the story.
  • Guile Hero: Pantha deliberately gets captured by Midwinter with a fake Scarab of Atum Ra. The real Scarab was left in Dixie's apartment while the fake one turns out to be a bomb.
  • Hero of Another Story: Pantha has had her own adventures independent of Vampirella. She has clashed with the Nazi Mad Scientist Dr Midwinter and the snake goddess Mamba in the past and once took on a pack of Nazi werewolves.
  • Heroic Seductress:
    • A Mark Millar-penned story in 1997 has Pantha hunting down and killing evil scientists who kidnapped and experimented on her by taking advantage of their perverse sexual desires.
    • She posed an as erotic dancer to get the Scarab of Atum-Ra from Midwinter.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit is just as revealing as Vampi's, only with thigh-high boots and opera gloves, and every time she transforms back to human she is always Naked on Arrival.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Originally, Pantha was an alien from the planet Drakulon just like Vampirella. When Drakulon was retconned into being a part of hell, Pantha was given two new origins; depending on the story, she was either a panther that had been experimented on by scientists and given the power to take human form or she was an Ancient Egyptian priestess who was cursed with immortality for going on a killing spree.
  • Offing the Offspring: Her greatest mistake was eating her own child when she couldn't yet control her transformation into a rabid panther.
  • Panthera Awesome: She can transform into a black panther.
  • Semi-Divine: She's been described as a goddess or demigoddess a few times.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Her immortality was devised as a divine curse, and at times she frequently lost her memory too.
  • Wolverine Claws: She can transform her nails into long sharp claws.
  • Wolverine Wannabe: Pantha was reimagined as this in the 90s. Now she was a priestess from Ancient Egypt who was trying to atone for a brutal massacre she'd committed which claimed the life of her son among others. She had long sharp claws, was an Animal-Themed Superbeing with the ability to shapeshift into a black panther and had a feral and aggressive personality.
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On: She is sometimes depicted working as an exotic dancer.

    Lukas Van Helsing 
Vampirella's and Adam's son from the future. Arch-enemy of Professor Quatermass.

  • Antagonistic Offspring: Zigzagged. He goes back and forth between initially holding his father Adam captive, reuniting with his extended family, trying to kill his mother Vampirella, reuniting with them again...
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: He's the prince of a minor corner of Hell.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Inverted. Because of time travel he looks the same age as Vampirella and Adam.



The King of Hell and one of the most powerful foes which Vampirella has ever faced. He is usually behind whatever force Vampirella is facing.

The King of the Damned
A high-ranking member of the Drakulon race who was executed by a disintegration ray, accidentally teleporting him to the realm of Chaos. Spending many centuries there, he was warped by its energies and transported himself to Earth where he became the first of the vampires.

  • Archenemy: Is a strong candidate for this to Vampirella.
  • The Atoner: Attempted at one point to redeem himself for his actions in the Bram Stoker novel by travelling back in time and refraining from murdering Lucy Westenra. He failed horribly when he ended up killing both Lucy and Mina.
  • Back from the Dead: Has returned from death on numerous occasions. Which, honestly, is his thing in any media.
  • Big Bad: Often plays that role to Vampirella. He is constantly plotting to take over the world and is routinely defeated by Vampirella.
    • He also serves as this in the movie, where he killed Vampirella's father and is responsible for Earth's vampire plague.
  • Blood Knight: Rejoices in doing battle with his enemies, human or otherwise.
    • One flashback that the reason he was banished from Drakulon was because he enjoyed drinking blood directly from people and he always had the urge to kill.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Becomes one of these in the 2011 series after making a pact with the Old Gods.
  • Dracula: Obviously.
  • The Dragon: Dracula often plays this role to either Chaos and other Eldritch Abomination types.
  • Evil Overlord: Dracula aspires to be one of this over the human and demon worlds.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Very accomplished in the magical arts.
  • Fate Worse than Death: His banishment from reality in the 2011 comic resulted in him being sent back to Earth's past where he had to wait to get revenge on Vampirella for almost two thousand years.
  • Human Aliens: A member of the Drakulon race mutated by the energies of Chaos.
  • Magic Knight: Is both a sorcerer as well as a warrior.
  • Monster Progenitor: Is the creator of the vampire race on Earth.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Is both a supernatural monster and an alien.
  • Red Baron: Dracula the Undying. He even attempts to use this to Hand Wave how he came back from the dead after the entire universe was almost destroyed.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Became suicidal after his banishment and arranged for Vampirella to lose everything before being locked in a pit with them as the universe was destroyed. Lilith sends Vampirella away at the last second.
  • The Starscream: As a mutant Drakulon, Dracula is a fairly small fish in the world but is prone to working for much more powerful gods who he routinely betrays.

    Von Kreist

Originally a Prussian officer in World War One who made a Deal with the Devil in exchange for immortality, Von Kreist is a sadistic misogynist bent on destroying people's lives for his own personal gains.

  • Age Without Youth: The Devil gave him immortality, alright. But that didn't prevent his body from decaying with age.
  • Bad Boss: Not a team player. He often threatens his assortment of minions with death or dismemberment.
  • Blessed with Suck: Being an immortal has left him jaded and unable to feel pleasure as a human anymore.
  • Blofeld Ploy: He forced Don Fattoni to chose which of his daughters would die, and killed the one he chose to spare just so the other would know her father would leave her to die.
  • Body Horror: Thankfully, his decayed body is obscured by his bandage wraps.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He fully embraces being a monster, admitting point blank that he's evil and "rotten to the core".
  • Deal with the Devil: Von Kreist had beaten the Devil in a cards game in exchange for his heart's greatest wish. He had no idea what would be in store for him.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: [[spoiled: Von Kreist didn't give all of his soul to the demon and actually left a piece of it in a deck of cards]].
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He acts as an enforcer to the vampire clans, but comes across as more dangerous and vicious than any of their elders, not to mention the beef between him and Vampirella is more personal than with his bosses.
  • Facial Horror: His face looks like a rotting corpse. Which is essentially what he is.
  • For the Evulz: He gets off on several depraved acts because he can't feel pleasure anymore.
  • Gender Bender: He possesses Sofia's body when he's resurrected by his descendant. As he notes to Vampirella, it's not his "usual" way of entering a woman.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He's something of an oddity in Vampirella's Rogues Gallery in that he's not obviously supernatural. Well, aside from his immortality, which just makes him look like a corpse. However, he's perhaps the vilest villain Vampirella has faced.
  • Jerkass: Surprise, surprise, the undead sociopath is not a Nice Guy.
  • Joker Immunity: This guy keeps coming back to life after he has been killed over and over. Justified since he is effectively immortal.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: On top of being a sadist, Von Kreist often makes several misogynistic remarks referring to women as "whores".
  • Psycho for Hire: It seems he'll work for just about any bad guy willing to retain his services.
  • The Sociopath: A vicious one. No sense of empathy, chillingly intelligent and emotionally dead inside.
  • Soul Jar: Von Kreist lost most of his soul to a demon in a card game but left a piece of it in a deck of cards. He had his descendant Schuld transfer that piece into Sofia.
  • The Von Trope Family: Justified, since he is from Prussian origin.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He shoots Dixie's sister and has his minions turn her into a vampire.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Von Kreist pushes a little girl off a bridge for shits and giggles.

    Blood Red Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is a demonic entity that possesses and moves from person to person through a playing card. She serves under the god, Chaos,and wishes to be his queen.

  • Beat Still, My Heart: She collected the hearts of her victims to offer them as sacrifice to her deity.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: She is identified as "The Whore of Babylon" from the Book of Revelations. And her real name is Jezebel.
  • Blind Seer: Following her blinding, she was still able to see through magic visions.
  • Dark Action Girl: One of Vampi's most deadly foes.
  • Depraved Bisexual: She desired to become the Mad-God's queen at his side (by sacrificing people in his honor) and relished in turning Vampirella into her slave and plaything.
  • Demonic Possession: Any woman who touches the Queen of Hearts card is infused with her spirit.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She used to enticed both men and women alike with her beauty.
  • Evil Redhead: Sometimes, she manifests herself as a red-headed woman (though she has been a blonde a few times).
  • Eye Scream: Her eyes were ripped out by the demon she summoned after his own were destroyed by Adam.
  • Fan Disservice: The Queen is a very beautiful and shapely woman who gets viciously blinded by a demon in her first appearence.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: While she is not royalty, technically speaking, her goal is to become a queen of her own right by marrying Chaos.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: The incident above involving Eye Scream was largely brought by her own hand. The second Queen of Hearts tried to sacrifice Vampirella to Chaos, but instead she broke free and threw her into the Mad-God's domain.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Perhaps even bigger than Vampi herself, since her outfit is arguably more revealing and in the original comics, the Queen was outright topless.
  • Near-Villain Victory: In the Warren comics episode "Eye for an Eye", she's pretty much won as she's blinded and broken Vampirella, while Pendragon gets his heart carved out. Only the intervention of a hapless pair of thieves with Pendragon's spell book and some alien doctors out of nowhere, was the team able to come out with the victory. Since then, no other Warren-era villain had come so close to winning it all.
  • Playing Card Motifs: Obviously, the Queen of Hearts, but with a very grisly twist.
  • Stripperiffic: Just look at her. And she didn't even bother covering her chest in her introduction.
  • The Vamp: No pun intended, but she used to lure her victims with her beauty just to sacrifice them to her deity.
  • You Killed My Father: After the Queen's apparent demise, another woman claiming to be her sister took up her identity and vowed revenge against Vampirella. It turns out the second Queen was just another possessed by her spirit.


Vampirella's evil blonde twin.

  • Alleged Lookalikes: Vampirella and Draculina are supposed to be twins but they look not only are their faces very different but they don't even have the same hair color. Which makes it rather ridiculous when character in the "Feary Tales" ark keep saying they are very similar all the while addressing the differences in the color of their hair and clothing.
  • Cain and Abel: The most recoccuring of Vampirella's evil siblings.
  • Evil Brunette Twin: Inverted. Vampi, the heroic sister, has black hair while Draculina, the evil one, has blonde hair.
  • Evil Wears Black: Draculina wears a black version of Vampirella's outfit.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In the miniseries Feary Tales, Draculina's backstory is that she was imprisoned in a back of fairy tales by Lilith for trying to kill Vampirella in a sparring match.
  • Stripperiffic: Just like her sister and mother.
  • The Unfavorite: The "Feary Tales" miniseries reimagines her as this to Lilith or Draculina claims anyway.

    Professor Quatermass 

Professor Benjamin Quatermass is a time travelling scientist from the future who strives to control all of time.

  • Animal Motifs: He wears a jackal helmet.
  • Conqueror from the Future: After saving humanity in the future, he started to think he was a god. He then attempted using time travel to conquer the past.
  • Grandfather Paradox: Defied when he asks his great-grandfather if his grandfather is well so he won't wipe out his own existence before killing his ancestor.

    Mistress Nyx 

A half-demonic daughter of the Mad God Chaos, she was groomed to spread strife and violence upon the world. She vowed to destroy Vampirella in retaliation for all the vampires and demons she murdered.

  • Card-Carrying Villain: Justified, since her father is a God of Evil and she is devoted into spreading chaos and despair as much as she can.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Vampirella. Both are creatures born of high-ranking supernatural beings but while Vampirella seeks to protect humans, Nyx wants to corrupt and destroy them.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother was a priestess of Chaos who submitted herself to her god to give him a child.
  • Hell on Earth: Her end goal like so many followers of Chaos.
  • Hero Killer: Nyx actually managed to kill Vampirella using a trident, and that was shortly after she killed Adam by accident.
  • Lady and Knight: An evil variant with Nyx as the Dark Lady and Hemorrhage as her Black Knight.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With her lackey Hemorrhage.


Originally an agent of the Danse Macabre, Hemorrhage possesses the ability to control and manipulate blood and has an appetite for murder and combat. This lead to him taking out a hit on Vampirella which he failed. He ultimately ended up working for Nyx.

  • Assassin Outclassin': He was hired to kill Vampirella and fails due to a combination Adam coming to her rescue and Vampirella being just that tough.
  • Ax-Crazy: He was already a sadist before he got his powers. Gaining them just made killing more fun for him.
  • Blood Knight: Easy jokes about his powers aside, Hemorrhage relishes his battles with Vampirella. The main reason he takes the job of carrying out the hit placed on her is because "business has been so dull of late".
  • Bloody Murder: He can control any blood even if it's inside its proper owner. These powers grow even stronger after he becomes Nyx's enforcer.
  • Death by Irony: How he meets his end in Vampirella Lives. Channeling the aspect of her mother Lilith called The Seductress, Vampirella hypnotizes him into using his powers to draw out every last drop of blood from every vampire in Whitechapel, killing them all. This puts a massive strain on Hemorrhage and he is severely weakened enough for Vampirella to kill him but not before she makes him open a portal to Nyx's base and send his corpse through with the words "I Live" written in blood on his chest.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Hemorrhage likes to put up a superficially charming facade that doesn't do much to disguise his sadism.
  • For Romantic Subtext: With Vampirella as explored in Vampirella vs Hemorrhage. The first issue has Vampirella waking up from a dream she has of him with Adam feeling jealous. Meanwhile, Hemorrhage often talks about how beautiful she is.
  • Hero Killer: He murders Dervish, a former agent of the Danse Macabre.
  • Lady and Knight: An evil variant with Nyx as the Dark Lady and Hemorrhage as her Black Knight.
  • Mad Artist: He looks at killing as an art and is very creative with how he uses his powers.
  • Mind over Matter: Dialogue in Vampirella Lives suggests he can control other things but prefers to use blood.
  • No Name Given: Hemorrhage's real name is never revealed and he only answers to his code name.
  • Psycho for Hire: His side gig as a hitman was just a means to act out his murderous tendencies.
  • Slasher Smile: Hemorrhage is often sporting one when he feels things are going his way.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Hemorrhage is very good at molding blood into shapes. His first battle with Vampirella has him using blood from an unfortunate dog to make a large, horned creature of blood.
  • Smug Snake: Usually arrogant and sadistic when things are going his way.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With his mistress Nyx.

A snake goddess and enemy of Pantha.

  • Beast Master: She can summon and control snakes.
  • Boxed Crook: Mamba is captured by tge Scarlet Legion and forced to help Vampirella form her monster sanctuary.
  • Green and Mean: She has green skin and is evil.
  • Monster Modesty: Mamba normally doesn't wear clothes. She has no visible vagina and has breasts with no visible nipples.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: She is reptile humanoid with visible breasts. Justified in that she's more of a god with snake features than an actual snake.
  • Physical God
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Mamba is an evil snake goddess.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Mamba helps the Dragon's Templar ambush Vampirella's new sanctuary for monsters even though Vampirella offered her a pardon. The Dragon's Templar try to kill Mamba anyway and she decidesto get payback.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She tries to escape after Papa Voudou is defeated but is captured by the Scarlet Legion.
  • Snake People
  • Snakes Are Sexy: She is a snake woman with a very attractive figure.
  • Villain Decay: Mamba is indisputably a dangerous main antagonist in her earlier appearances in the Harris years. In the Dynamite era, she's reduced to being a lackey for other villains.
  • Villain of Another Story: Mamba is more of an enemy to Pantha rather than to Vampirella.


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