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  • Magnificent Bastard: From Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008): Vlad the Impaler, Dracula himself is a cunning and vicious vampire who became crippled and near powerless after drinking contaminated blood and now seeks the Judas Chalice to revive himself to full glory. In the present, Dracula masquerades as the meek and seemingly harmless Professor Lazlo who is taken in by Sergei Kubichek who is plotting to use vampires and the Judas Chalice to bring order to Russia again. Dracula instead plays along and uses Kubichek and hero Flynn Carson as his puppets throughout the film, manipulating them into getting the Chalice for him and disposing of Kubichek when he successfully obtains it and fully restores himself, intending to use the Chalice to usher in an Age of Darkness with him as ruler. A charismatic and aristocratic vampire, Dracula even goes out gracefully upon being killed by Flynn who he genuinely respects, even complimenting him as a great historian before dying.
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  • Special Effects Failure: If you're paying attention while Flyn and Nicole are waltzing, you can see a bunch of flaming CGI arrows pass right through them.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: One heck of a sound-alike of Hotei Tomoyasu's Battle Without Honor Or Humanity plays during the climactic battle of the first film.

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