- Affiliation and Relationships
- Physical Characteristics
- Origin and Living Status
- Personal Information
- Creators and Appearances
- See besides
Count Dracula, Vlad Dracul, [ 2 ] [ 3 ] the [ 4 ] Dr. Vlad, Drake, [ 5 ] Justin Drake, Father [ 6 ] Lord of Darkness, [ 4 ] Lord Tepes, [ 7 ] [ 6 ] the [ 7 ] [ 5 ] Impaler, [ 7 ] Kaziglu Bey/Impaler Prince, [ 7 ] Vladimir Tepesch, Lord of the Damned, Lord of the Undead, Lord of Vampires, [ 8 ] The King of Lies, [ 9 ] Count Chocula [ 9 ]
the Devil, Devil Prince,Dr. Vlad, Dragon Justin Drake, Father Death Lord of Darkness, Vlad Tepes (” Vlad the Impaler “),the Impaler Impaler,Kaziglu Bey/Impaler Prince, Prince of Darkness, Vladimir,Vladimir Tepesch, Satan The King of Lies,
Affiliation and Relationships
Vampire Nation ; [ 10 ] once Cult of the Darkholders
formerly Weapon Plus Legion of the Unliving, Lupeski’s Church of Satan; employer of the Belonging Brides of Dracula, Children of Judas, Children of the Night Legion of the Damned, Legion of Doom, Order of the Dragon
Reading: Vlad Dracula (Earth-616)
Prince Basarab the Great ( ancestor )
Mircea the Old ( grandfather )
( father, deceased )
( brother, deceased )
Ancestors:Prince Basarab the Great (ancestor)Grandparents:Mircea the Old (grandfather)Parents: Vlad Dracul (Vlad the Elder) (father, deceased)Siblings: Radu the Handsome (brother, deceased)
Mircea (brother, deceased);
Alexandru Aldea (half-brother)Spouses:
Zofia (first wife, deceased);
Maria (second wife, deceased);
Domini (third wife, separated);
Shiklah (fourth wife)
Lilith Drake (daughter by Zofia);
Vlad Tepulus (son by Maria, deceased);
Janus (son by Domini);
Frank Drake (descendant by Vlad Tepulus)
Stephen Bathory (cousin);
( ringer ) Bloodstorm One (clone)
6′5″ ( 1.96 thousand )
220 pound ( 99.79 kilogram ).
( once ) Black (formerly)
Vampiric appearance: fangs, claws, pointed ears, etc.
Origin and Living Status
Place of Birth
Schassburg, Transylvania (now Sighisoara, Romania
prince of Transylvania and Wallachia; magician
Lord of Vampires
Tutored by finest instructors of the 15th century, extensively self-taught
Base of Operations
Red Forest, Chernobyl ; Paris, France
Vampire stronghold, Earth’s Moon Transylvania (the original castle, near Snagov); formerly Castle Dracula (the second castle, near Burgo Pass), formerly named Castle Dunwick, in London, England)
Creators and Appearances
Bram Stoker, Gerry Conway, Gene Colan
Suspense # 7
( November, 1950 )
You will obey me in all things. You have no choice — For I am the lord of vampires. Forget your former life. You belong to my nation now.
Count Dracula is a centuries-old vampire, sorcerer and Transylvanian lord who rules from his namesake fortress known as Castle Dracula. [ 11 ] He is the supreme rule and the world ‘s most powerful vampire. [ 12 ] primitively the Wallachian rule Vlad the Impaler, he turned himself into a vampire following a battle with the invading Ottoman Empire, seeking retaliation to destroy his enemies. [ 13 ] Driven by lust for power, company and blood, his centuries of undead being have brought him into conflict with vampire hunters, [ 14 ] other immortals, [ 15 ] and, in the modern long time, ace heroes. Dracula has a huge network of loyal servants, cultists, brides, [ 16 ] and minions who regularly assist him and attempt to resurrect him if he is slain. [ 17 ] Recently, Dracula and his followers have taken up refuge in Chernobyl creating a newfangled Vampire nation and bringing him into conflict with the Avengers. [ 18 ]
In 1430 AD, Vlad Tepes Dracula was born in Schassberg, [ 19 ] Transylvania ( now Sighisoara, Romania ), in the minor european Kingdom of Wallachia. He was the son of Vlad Dracul ( besides called Vlad the Elder ). [ 20 ] At seven years old, he allegedly ousted his stepbrother Alexandru Aldea from the toilet of Wallachia. [ 7 ] At some distributor point, Dracula was appointed as prince of Wallachia by King Sigismund of Hungary. [ 21 ] Dracula besides joined the order of the Dragon. [ 22 ] In 1444 AD, he accompanied his father and brother Radu on the road to the Ottoman Empire, where they planned to negotiate for peace. They were ambushed en route by agents of Sultan Murad II, who held the sons captive, forcing Vlad the Elder to favor Turkey. This finally led John Hunyadi and Vlad ‘s other advisers to revolt against him, killing him and his son Mircea. After five years of torture, Radu had died in captivity, but Dracula escaped to claim the title of Voivode of Wallachia at the age of 18. His reign lasted only a year before he was forced to flee the principality, fearing his don ‘s killers. [ 20 ] In 1451, Dracula, ultimately tired of running, threw himself on Hunyadi ‘s mercy. Hoping to add legitimacy to his regency, Hunyadi took Dracula under his fender, teaching him the art of war, and overseeing Vlad ‘s pre-arranged marriage to Zofia ( whom he despised ). After a year of marriage, Dracula ( with Hunyadi having died in the meanwhile ) considered all his obligations fulfilled, and expelled his wife and their daughter, Lilith. Lilith was left in the caution of a itinerant womanhood named Gretchin, while Zofia decided to take her own biography preferably than live as a peasant. [ 23 ] again assuming the throne, Dracula married his love Maria and sired a son, Vlad Tepulus. He besides ordered everyone associated with his father ‘s death impaled and ordered a massive rape on Turkey. Misled by “ visions ” from Varnae — who saw potential in the young tyrant — Dracula was defeated in battle in 1459. Dracula was purportedly defeated by the turkish warlord Turac, who left him alive, hoping to use him to seize operate of Transylvania. [ 13 ] other accounts have suggested that he defeated the turkish united states army but was actually mortally wounded by the closely deity mutant En Sabah Nur ( now good known as Apocalypse ) and his band of Dark Riders. [ 24 ] In any consequence, Dracula was taken to the Gypsy Lianda for healing. rather, Lianda ( secretly a vampire ) vampirized Dracula. Dracula came to grips with his raw, night powers besides former to save Maria from Turac, but soon avenged her by slaying the warlord. [ 13 ] Vlad future set out to attack the Gypsies, whom he blamed for his transformation into a vampire. When Gretchin lost her son to the prince ‘s depredations, she used spells to transform Lilith into a vampire arsenic well, in retaliation. Gretchin besides made her immune to most vampiric weaknesses, ensuring that the daughter who grew up hating her father would trouble him for all eternity. soon after, Varnae empowered his handmaid, Nimrod to act as Vampire Lord, secretly leading him into a crusade with Dracula as a test of his strength. Dracula slew Nimrod, proving himself worthy of taking Varnae ‘s claim as the true Vampire Lord. [ 25 ] Dracula toast of Varnae ‘s blood, and apparently he destroyed the vampire overlord as he assumed his powers for his own. [ 26 ] Dracula besides reclaimed Castle Dracula from its newfangled resident, the vampire Bordia. It was during this dispute that he first learned of the Darkhold, and the Montesi Formula for destroying vampires. Dracula sent the thief Murgo to retrieve the tome from the Vatican, but the thief was slain and the book stolen by the sorcerer Cogliostro, beginning a centuries-long feud with Dracula. Dracula besides vampirized respective women, making them the first of his alleged “ brides ”, and avenged himself against Murad II. Following an character assassination try in 1471, Dracula abdicated the enthrone but remained at Castle Dracula ( near Sargov ) for over a hundred after. During that time, he was forced to confront and kill his son, Vlad Tepulus, who had been raised by gypsies and teach to hate him. In 1496, Dracula was approached by emissaries of Bologna, Spain, and Prussia, requesting that he remain out of their respective countries. This only annoy Dracula, and, after slaughtering the emissaries, he began his first enlistment of greater Europe. Though he finally returned to Transylvania, he was pursued by a man known lone as Hans, who sought vengeance against the vampire. Suffering from frostbite, Hans was nursed back to health by Rachel vanguard Helsing, and the two became lovers. When Hans recovered adequate to fight Dracula and was subsequently killed, Rache ( fraught with Hans ‘ child ) vowed that her line would oppose Dracula until the monster was last destroyed. [ 27 ]
During this century Dracula besides encountered alchemist Esteban Diablo and battled Puritan explorer Solomon Kane. Kane escaped with his life but soon returned, feeling guilty for leaving Dracula animated. Kane and Morgit just scantily managed to defeat Dracula, staking him with a sharpened, flowery cross. It was alone a few hours, however, before a hungry set of travelers arrived at Castle Dracula, reviving him when one took the valuable cross from Dracula ‘s seemingly-ancient skeletal system. At one bespeak, a homo named Durenyi managed to steal Dracula ‘s diary, which revealed respective of his weaknesses and would finally become one of the sources adapted by writer Bram Stoker into the novel Dracula. [ 27 ] Around the turn of the century, Dracula relocated to a new Castle Dracula, this prison term near Burgo Pass, which served as his main base of operations off and on for over four centuries .
In 1606, Dracula encountered Elizabeth Bathory, a distant sexual intercourse now known as the Blood Countess, due to her custom of bathing in virgin blood to stem the effects of aging. The ghastly custom besides allowed her to resist Dracula ‘s see, and about to entrap him. He finally gained the amphetamine hand and slew her. [ 28 ] For a fourth dimension Dracula ruled over a spanish province but was driven out following the first of many encounters with a beaming, Golden Angel. In 1661 Dracula tired of his easy brides, and sought out a more allow bride. He settled on an american woman, Charity Brown of Salem, Massachusetts. Before he could arrive to claim her, however, she was framed for witchcraft and publicly executed. In vengeance, Dracula manipulated the slave Tituba into setting into movement the ill-famed Salem hag trials. [ 16 ] In the 1670s Dracula found himself without nutriment in rural Switzerland, kept from human prey by the rural farmers ‘ across-the-board ( and extensively superstitious ) anti-vampiric defenses. Forced to make do with overawe ‘s blood, Dracula unwittingly created the bizarre Bessie the Hellcow. The beastly heifer would spend three centuries trailing Dracula before it met its end at the hands of Howard the Duck. [ 29 ]
In 1753, Dracula was in Cologne, Germany when a group of villagers managed to capture him and tie him to a stake. The village priest Father Eisner doused him with holy place urine and drove a stake into his breast. Present at the execution was Eisner ‘s adopted daughter Marie. After destroying the vampire, Father Eisner suffered a massive heart attack. That evening, little Marie Eisner removed the stake from Dracula ‘s chest, resurrecting the vampire. She struck a bargain with him, swearing that she would acknowledge Dracula as her savior if he agreed to use his powers to save Father Eisner ‘s life. Dracula agreed, but rather than save Eisner ‘s life, he alternatively tore his center from his chest and presented it to Marie as a presentation of his nauseating power. He then attacked her again, but Marie dangled her crossbreed charm in front man of Dracula ‘s grimace, forcing him to flee. Dracula affirm, that one day she would beg him to give her life arrant. It would be seventy years before the two saw one another again. [ 30 ] Castle Dracula itself was endangered during the eighteenth century, first gear by plagiarist Hellyn deVill ( who was killed by her own crew when Dracula exposed her as a hag ), and then by the compound military threats of Turkey and Catherine the Great ‘s Russia. Dracula was forced to flee Transylvania, and he relocated to France in 1762. There he rekindled his feud with Cogliostro ( after destroying a gargoyle animated by Cogliostro ‘s agent, Jack DuBois ). [ 25 ] After becoming an adviser to King Louis XVI in 1775, Dracula surmised Cogliostro no retentive had the Darkhold. No longer fearing the Montesi convention, Dracula vampirized Cogliostro ‘s wife, Lorenza Serafina, as vengeance for past slights. [ 4 ] In 1789, Dracula was about destroyed by Montplier, one of Cogliostro ‘s agents, but escaped in the confusion of the storm of the Bastille. [ 31 ] Fleeing France, Dracula vampirized austrian Henry Sayge, and soon after Transylvanian lady Louisa Russoff. In 1795, he was staked by her conserve, Baron Grigori Russoff, who was bitten by a female werewolf in the attempt. Grigori thus became the first in a long production line of Russoffs bearing the hex of Lycanthropy. [ 32 ] After the post was unwittingly removed and he was reanimated, Dracula decided to augment the Castle ‘s defenses with diverse traps. not the least of these was Dracula ‘s ill-famed “ Pit of Death ” .
When Lupescu infiltrated Castle Dracula in 1809 to recover his abduct wife, Velanna, he was soon trapped in the Pit and forced to combat four of Dracula ‘s brides ( including Velanna ). [ 33 ] Lupescu survived, and arranged the brides ‘ staked corpses in the shape of a giant cross, ensuring that Dracula would never be able to get close adequate to reanimate them. [ 34 ] In 1823, Dracula returned to Cologne, Germany to fulfill a promise he had made over seventy years ago. He forced his way into the hospital room of the dying Sister Marie Eisner at the Reichenbach Clinic and demanded that she acknowledge him as her jesus. Sister Marie always knew that Dracula would one day return to claim her, but however, she renounced him. As the vampire lunged for the fallible womanhood, she slipped a crucifix necklace about his neck, forcing him to recoil. Sister Marie then peacefully passed away. [ 30 ] Dracula vampirized numerous victims in that hundred, including the young wife of Count Vryslaw. Vryslaw kept his wife imprisoned but sustained on animal rake. After twenty years of captivity, the Countess refused to drink anything but homo blood, and the Count turned to killing local women to appease her. Drawn out by the rumors of the “ vampire killings ”, Dracula tracked down and confront Count Vryslaw. Vryslaw was so terrify of the vampire lord ( and his inability to hurt him ) that he decided to kill his wife with a wooden arrow before he died himself of a heart attack. [ 35 ] Dracula besides used the Children of Judas vampire cult to vampirize the wife of Abraham van Helsing, reviving his honest-to-god feud with the van Helsing kin. Dracula was again drawn into politics when Lyza Strang convinced him to kill her conserve, Archibald Strang, thus assuring that Otto von Bismarck would become Minister-President of Prussia. Lyza ultimately betrayed Dracula, having him still-hunt and staked ; when he recovered, he vampirized Lyza in retribution. Charmed by an american english womanhood he had met in Europe, Dracula purchased the frigate Raven in 1862, and traveled to Savannah, Georgia. ( It may have been during this trip to the American South that he vampirized Suze Harlow, a young girl whose vampiric DNA would by and by be extracted and cultivated by Hydra to create a vampiric soldier, Bloodstorm One. ) Arriving in Savannah, Dracula agreed to bolster the conspiracy with his horde of the Damned in exchange for Anabelle ‘s return key to Transylvania. Though the Legion slaughtered all Union troops they came across, Anabelle ‘s father recognized Dracula for what he was, and staked him. Anabelle, determined to honor the bargain, removed the stake and returned to Transylvania with him. [ 36 ] In 1870, Dracula took advantage of the attack of the Franco-Prussia War by using his vampire legions to occupy Vienna. Upon entering the Imperial Palace, however, Dracula was again confronted by the cryptic Golden Angel, and forced to flee the city. When the plagiarist Captain Cutlass looted a french ship bearing some of Dracula ‘s wealth in 1875, Dracula vampirized the captain in front of his three-year-old daughter, Marianne. Somehow, Marianne managed to contain and care for the captain until 1903, when they crossed paths with Dracula again in Madrid. [ 37 ] In 1879, royal Phineas Kroner selected Count Dracula as an appropriately baronial suitor for his daughter, Maria ( Phineas having killed all other suitors for being excessively inadequate ). Clearly, Phineas did not know of Dracula ‘s vampiric nature. At some bespeak, an american Marshall — hired specifically to exact retaliation on the vampiric Count — destroyed Dracula with a blast of flatware bird shot. Though he was late revived, hour particles of silver remained in his body, weakening him and causing him to long time promptly after going without fresh blood for excessively long. Dracula is credibly most celebrated for the events of 1890, which would by and by be compiled from respective journals and clippings and adapted by Bram Stoker into his most celebrated novel, Dracula. During this episode, Dracula summoned Englishman Jonathan Harker to Castle Dracula on the pretense of by state. There Dracula became intrigued by an trope of Harker ‘s fiancée, Mina Murray. Holding Harker prisoner, Dracula traveled to England. There he enlisted the huffy Renfield as his servant and fed off the people of Whitby, including Mina ‘s closest supporter, Lucy Westenra. By the time he had gotten close to Mina and began to enthrall her, Lucy had died and Harker escaped, mobilizing Dr. John Seward ( one of Lucy ‘s erstwhile suitors ), Abraham van Helsing ( Seward ‘s mentor ), and Quincy Morris ( Lucy ‘s fiancé ) to seek out and destroy Dracula. Dracula escaped to Transylvania but was there impaled and decapitated by Seward and Morris. Since the knives Morris and Seward had used were neither wooden nor flatware, Dracula had only been slightly injure, but elected to use his ability to transform into mist to trick his attackers into believing him abruptly. [ 38 ] In 1896, the last while of the report fell into place when Dracula ‘s steal diary finally fell into Stoker ‘s hands ; Dracula was published a year belated. [ 27 ] curiously enough, Dracula read the fresh and penned a deadly letter accusing Stoker of lying, Harker of an opium addiction, and van Helsing of being part of a long production line of mountebank magicians bearing a stew against him. For well measure, he cursed the letter, writing that any who found it would be devoured by his Children of the Night. american journalists Mark Cordier and David Frazier became the first to discover the letter a century late and did indeed fall victim to the hex. In 1897, Dracula discovered the being of Clan Akkaba, and its relation to En Sabah Nur. Dracula then began a revengeful political campaign against Clan Akkaba, slaughtering many earlier van Helsing determined he was involved. While most of Clan Akkaba finally became vampires and were destroyed in the conflict, Apocalypse and avant-garde Helsing managed to gain the upper hired hand. Dracula was impaled and decapitated by Apocalypse with his own limbs but refused to follow van Helsing ‘s “ superstitious ” rituals to permanently destroy the vampire. [ 24 ] Dracula soon recovered, but was tracked down and staked by van Helsing in Castle Dracula, thanks to the aid of a young son named Carl von Harbou, one of Dracula ‘s servants. Persons obscure finally discovered the body and, recognizing the danger, placed it inside a coffin, which was then moved to a trench cave blocked by a heavy gem. In 1898, a vampiric Gypsy woman, Marguerita, freed Dracula by tricking Frankenstein ‘s Monster into believing she knew the location of the last life Frankenstein. When the monster removed the stone at the mouth of the cave, Marguerita removed the bet on from Dracula ‘s body, reviving him. After murdering some local villagers to regain his forte Dracula battled the Frankenstein Monster who aimed to stop his killing spree. After a brief conflict the Monster thrust Dracula into the break daylight, weakening him farseeing enough to allow the Monster to stake him through the heart, killing Dracula once more. [ 39 ]
By 1900, Dracula had last shirked off the concluding effects of the flatware bird shot he had been struck with so hanker ago. In 1903, Dracula again encountered Captain and Marianne Cutlass in Madrid ; when Dracula attacked Marianne, the Captain broke free and contend back against Dracula, who staked him. [ 37 ] Angered by Dracula ‘s disruption of the natural order, Death herself took the form of Carlos Muertos, and raised a mob against him in Madrid. The gang staked and buried him, but before excessively long grave-robbers found the body and removed the interest. The enrage count found and vampirized each member of the gang that had killed him, and led his raw army against the town of San Cristo. Dracula failed to account for the time difference, however, and was incinerated with his army by the rising sunlight. Dracula ‘s servants soon recovered his ashes and revived him by placing them in land from his native Transylvania. After this latest resurrection, Death last revealed herself and conceded kill, calling for a irregular armistice. [ 35 ] In the convulsion preceding World War I, Lord John Falsworth invaded Dracula ‘s grave, hoping to turn him into a know weapon. rather, Dracula vampirized him, sending him back to England to wreak havoc as the first Baron Blood. [ 40 ] Around this clock Dracula besides finally batch Jon Harker. In 1926 in Rome, Dracula made an enemy of gangster Nick Diablo, who put out several contracts against him. All three hitmen sent by Diablo, american samoa well as his girlfriend, Luisa Morelli, were vampirized, and sent back to finish him off. [ 41 ] Dracula besides once more meet Marianne Cutlass, and vampirized her husband, Count Marcos de la Triana. Heartbroken, Marianne allowed her conserve to vampirize her [ 37 ] ( Years late, Marianne again returned to Dracula, begging him to end her cursed universe after her conserve was staked by the vampire-hunter Blade ) .
erstwhile in the early 1930s, a government agent in Marseilles discovered Dracula had restraint over his superscript, wounded him, and began a month-long hunt across the nation. The hunt culminated aboard a zeppelin, which Dracula caused to crash when he killed the pilot program. The Frenchman leaped to safety, but Dracula had besides escaped. By now Quincy Harker, son of Jon Harker, had organized a undertaking violence specifically to destroy Dracula. Dracula, however, had once more travel to America, killing several people on the cruise there. In North Carolina, Dracula was drawn to Devil ‘s Lake, where he battled the Devil ‘s Heart. [ 42 ] On the coast of Maine, Dracula enthralled and fed on Angelica Neal, a young girlfriend tending a beacon with her syndicate. When her family tried to keep Dracula from her, he slew her mother, Laurie, before her founder, Frank, last drove him off by painting the symbol of a crisscross in rake over the beacon alight. [ 30 ]
World War II
In 1942, World War II came home to Castle Dracula when the Count discovered his romany servants were being killed by the Nazis. The Count opposed the Nazis, even lending aid to an intrude on american unit, Nick Fury ‘s Howling Commandos. The Commandos continued to work with Dracula flush when his vampiric nature was revealed, but Percival Pinkerton promised he would inform Dr. van Helsing of Dracula ‘s whereabouts, Dracula welcomed the challenge. [ 43 ] During World War II, Weapon Plus commandeered the Ravencroft Institute institute and began conducting experiments on the inmates with the help of Count Dracula- turning respective of them into antic vampiric monstrosities. When Captain America and Bucky Barnes attacked the institute looking for a friend of theirs, Jonas Ravencroft unleashed the vampiric monsters on the Weapon Plus personnel before committing suicide. [ 44 ] In 1944 the Nazis occupied Castle Dracula itself, using it as regional headquarter. Dracula vampirized their commander, Hauptmann Rudolph Kris, took bodily possession of him and led him to kill his own troops. Kris had no recollection of his vampiric activities and began a hunt for the vampire killer that ultimately led back to him. He was staked by his second-in-command, Lieutenant Willi Hanson. [ 13 ] In 1945 he attacked Quincy and Elizabeth Harker at an opera ; both survived, but Elizabeth was about drained of blood. [ 45 ] In the former 1940s, Dracula was prevented from feeding off a village female child near Castle Mordo, Transylvania by the sorcerer Baron Mordo, who intended to use the daughter as a human forfeit. Dracula besides kept a alert eye on Gregor Russoff, correctly surmising that he possessed the Darkhold .
In 1951, a man identify Tartoff spent a night outlining his family ‘s long, inauspicious history with Dracula for writer Sandor Xavier. Tartoff besides believed that if Dracula could not feed on his lineage by the end of the night, he may be destroyed forever. The robustness of Tartoff ‘s theory may never be known, as the man posing as Xavier revealed himself to be Dracula and slew Tartoff only an hour before click. At some point, Dracula slew the stopping point adult van Helsings as their nine-year-old daughter, Rachel, looked on ; Quincy Harker managed to save Rachel from her parent ‘s fortune. In Tarnington, Dracula sought the ability of the demons Ypsilloth and Ryg, who had been trapped beneath the Jennings Mill for forty years but was thwarted by a man named Mason. In Brass Monkey, New Mexico, Dracula took control condition of a prostitute and used her to break into the local rake bank. Dracula discovered the blood stored there was useless to him, and, adding wound to insult, he was besides confronted by the aged Father Vergilius Flotsky. At one compass point, Dracula was approached by the aged Orphelus, who claimed to need his help oneself in once more reaching the infernal, rejuvenating Pool of Blood. however, when the copulate arrived at the pool, Orphelus used an ancient locket to return it to hell, claiming that immortality was a sin that others should be spared of. Years late, Dracula was opposed in India by a adult Rachel avant-garde Helsing. [ 46 ] When Dracula tracked polish and vampirized his erstwhile enemy Jamal Afari, his disciple vampire-hunter, Blade, swore vengeance against him. Blade joined a group of vampire hunters who managed to impale him in China, but he was revived by Dracula ‘s servant Kuai Hua, and her handmaidens. As retaliation, Dracula killed most of the group, leaving merely Musenda and Blade alive. [ 47 ] At one decimal point, Dracula learned of Jackson Kubbard, who claimed to be a reincarnation of his old equal, Cogliostro ; Dracula had his coffin shipped to Manhattan to investigate, entirely to learn that Kubbard was a imposter, and suffer through withdrawal after drinking the blood of a drug addict. Marie LaVeau had her handmaid bring Dracula ‘s coffin to New Orleans, where he was drawn to a young girlfriend he had recently vampirized. She obtained a sample of his blood for her immortality serum and proposed a more permanent wave alliance, but Dracula refused, irritated at being bound by force. In Paris, Dracula was confronted by Hélène DuBois ( great-great-granddaughter of Cogliostro ‘s valet, Jacques DuBois ), who sent a gargoyle animated by his spirit to ( unsuccessfully ) fight Dracula. [ 25 ] Dracula vampirized CIA fender Roberta Christianson, who continued to fight him subsequently, ultimately crashing her own plane in an campaign to destroy him. In Paris, Dracula met an american girl named Mary who, after years of fail relationships, actually embraced undeath as one of his brides. When tied Dracula abandoned her, she impaled herself on a stake. At one sharpen, a Scotsman staked Dracula, sending him into his own Pit of Death. He mentally sent his agent, Comte St. Germain to obtain the Amulet of Zarathos to revive him, but he was foiled by a young Sue and Johnny Storm. finally, Dracula ‘s descendant, Frank Drake, inherited the castle, and his supporter Clifton Graves unwittingly removed the post. Drake joined a band of vampire hunters, pursuing Dracula across America and Europe. In that time Dracula besides encountered a zombified Duncan Corley, the Werewolf ( Jack Russell ) and Topaz, [ 48 ] [ 32 ] the elderspawn Y’Garon, [ 49 ] and Elianne Turac, the life-extended daughter of his old bane. [ 50 ] At this point Dracula usurped Castle Dunwick in London from Shiela Whittier, making it his latest Castle Dracula [ 23 ] and banishing the spirit of Shiela ‘s church father, who wanted to sacrifice her to the Darkling Gods. [ 51 ] Whittier broke free from Dracula, much to his surprise, and left him for David Eshcol. [ 52 ] When Dracula killed her lover, she threw herself out of a windowpane, choosing suicide over being his thrall. [ 46 ] Dracula besides suffered considerable agony when he entered the Vatican itself to slay Giuseppe Montesi and destroy the Montesi Formula. Montesi had already sent a transcript of the while, however, to Quincy Harker. Some clock time after, Dracula crossed Doctor Sun, a human brain in a automatic soundbox kept alive by fresh human blood. [ 53 ] After respective confrontations between them, Dracula was staked and burnt to ashes by Sun ‘s assassin Juno. [ 54 ] The situation finally grew thus desperate that the vampire hunters used Aurora Rabinowitz ‘ virgin tears to revive him. Dracula and Blade then worked together to destroy Sun, though the repair would finally return. Dracula again became a founder after marrying his third true wife, Domini. Domini was about to become a homo sacrifice of Anton Lupeski ‘s Church of Satan, when Dracula interrupted, posing as the devil himself. When “ Satan ” demanded the girlfriend so he might sire a son, Lupeski saw through the deception but hoped that child would be mighty under his master. Lupeski married the two, and they had a slightly demonic-looking son, Janus. When things did n’t go american samoa planned, Lupeski attempted several times to destroy Dracula. At one point, Lupeski summoned the cosmic Silver Surfer to destroy him, and they fought to a stand before Domini convinced the Surfer to leave Dracula be. When a more mundane character assassination attempt unintentionally killed Judas, Dracula crushed Lupeski ‘s skull. Janus ‘ end sent Dracula into a depression as he reflected on how each of his previous children had finally turned on him. Domini magically resurrected the child, but it became merged with the troublesome Golden Angel. The composite being grew instantaneously to adulthood, going on to trouble oneself Dracula for years. As punishment for posing as Satan and siring Janus, Mephisto stripped Dracula of all his sinful powers. When Dracula became so desperate that he actually prayed to God for aid, Mephisto was so amused by the sarcasm that he restored Dracula ‘s powers. Dracula then reclaimed the title Vampire Lord from the usurper Torgo Nia, merely in time to be staked by a silver-spike-wielding quincy Harker. Harker perished in the attempt, which besides destroyed the latest castle Dracula. In one of his more bizarre resurrections, Dracula was revived by Florence Ebers to serve as the immortal consistency for her resurrect conserve, Augustus. She used the Yazdi Gem to impose Augustus ‘ personality on Dracula but destroyed the gem when he turned on her. Dracula besides got caught up with the demonic Cult of the Enclave, and was forced to battle the life-draining Dimensional Man. Later, Jacque McDonald started to merge minds with Dracula after she received a rake transfusion from her mother, a former victim. Dracula was weakened as Jacque began to take on his black personality, but she expelled his influence by storm of will. Returning to the partially-rebuilt castle, Dracula renounced and slew his brides. Dracula suffered an overplus when biting Howard the Duck left a bad taste in his mouth, sending him into a craze. After being manipulated by the Six-Fingered Hand, Dracula reluctantly sided with the Defenders against equal vampire Gordski. Dracula twice failed in attempts to make the X-Man Storm one of his vampire brides. [ 55 ] [ 56 ] Dracula gained charming enhancements from the cult of Darkholders and ultimately became powerful enough to oppose the thunder-god Thor. He was killed along with every other vampire on Earth, however, when Doctor Strange used the Montesi Formula. [ 57 ] The spells of protective covering Strange had cast years earlier on his vampiric brother, Khiron weakened the spell, however, and it ultimately broke when Marie LaVeau used the vampiric verses to resurrect Varnae. The demon Asmodeus, worshiped as Satan by Lupeski ‘s Church of Satan, drew back Dracula ‘s spirit and reconstructed his body in Castle Dracula, inducing his handmaid, Professor Gregor Smirnoff to revive him with the souls of 666 students from his Belonging cult. Dracula was thwarted by Blade, Frank Drake, Katinka, and examiner Judiah Golem, who wounded Dracula to such an extent that the purity of the sacrifice souls overwhelmed him, causing an explosion. A later, cryptic explosion somehow fused Frank Drake, Hannibal King, and Bloodstorm One into a modern, grotesque “ Dracula ”. finally, the real Dracula ‘s spirit took advantage of the situation, displacing Drake and King ( freeing them ), and making him master of the newfangled body. Lilith Drake — taunted by Dracula with the cognition that the spells freeing her from vampiric weaknesses besides meant she herself could never kill her beget directly — infected him with a blood virus created by Dr. Charles Seward. Dracula was able to survive by feeding on Seward, who had used his own, cursed lineage to create the disease. Dracula encountered the mutants of Generation X, and was later forced to work with Elsa Bloodstone, daughter of ancient rival Ulysses Bloodstone. The two opposed the Nosferatu vampires, who hoped to infect other, “ thoroughbred ” vampires with a virus that would make them into immortal blood-donors. [ 58 ] As the millennium approached, Dracula prepared for the Ritual of Ascendance, surrounding himself with armies of vampires from around the universe to protect him during his weakened, brooding express. Dracula succeeded despite the confrontation of a newly group of vampire hunters, gaining huge power and growing to a elephantine size. When Dracula took Divinity Drake as his vampire bridget, Divinity revealed herself to be, in fact, the sorceress Aamshed. Aamshed brought forth a mysterious lodestone, which summoned the souls of everyone to be vampirized since the last Ritual performed by Varnae. Again, the honor of the soul overwhelmed Dracula, and Blade staked him for good measure to make sure he was destroyed. The remaining vampire armies in the area where destroyed in the apparitional backfire. Dracula returned once more, however, as Blade traced Spider-Man ‘s recent overtone vampirization to Dracula. Blade staked Dracula, noting that Spider-Man ‘s radioactive rake would keep him safe from fully, permanent vampirization. A corrupt division of S.H.I.E.L.D., heavily infested by vampires loyal to Lucas Cross, stole the body, and Blade destroyed an entire S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in an attempt to destroy the infestation. [ 59 ] Dracula remained low for several years following that. He turned up by and by and met with Victor von Doom on Earth ‘s moon. He proposed a non-aggression treaty with Doom, which enabled him to coordinate plans for an fire on England without encroaching upon any of Doom ‘s prospective interests. Using the scientific genius at his coven ‘s administration, he genetically mutated vampire assassins with specific targets in thinker – notably, the members of MI13. [ 60 ]
The Death of Dracula
Some clock time late, Dracula attended the gathering of all the vampire sects that happens every century. At the begin of the touch, both the leaders of the Anchorite and Atlantis sects expressed their concern about the expansion of world on their district. The Atlantis faction leader blamed the lack of leadership on Dracula. Dracula ‘s son Xarus said the Atlantean meant no umbrage but raised a good point, all while approaching his beget ‘s enthrone. He said the expansion of humanness was a trouble, and vampirekind should n’t run off from its territory. Dracula responded that world had their populace and that they had their own, and that it should stay like that. Xarus said one day, things would change, then staked his forefather through the heart. Dracula pushed away his faithless son but was attacked by the leaders of the Nosferatu, Atlantis and Charniputra sects, who staked him respective more times. Dracula finally fell and was decapitated with a sword by Xarus. Afterward, Xarus ordered his father ‘s remains be separated and asked from the other leaders to choose between siding with him or being exterminated. Twenty-four hours former, all of Xarus ‘ enemies save his brother Janus had been exterminated and he had succeeded in becoming the new Lord of Vampires. [ 61 ] But when Xarus and his army attacked the X-Men, they resurrected Dracula, who returned the party favor and killed Xarus by ripping his head off. [ 17 ]
Uniting Monster Metropolis
Dracula attempted to unite all of the world ‘s monsters under his control, but in order to do so, he had to marry Shiklah, the queen of an ancient kingdom of monsters, to which many still claimed allegiance. Dracula hired Deadpool, a mercenary whom the Weapon Plus program had rendered immune to telepathic control, to retrieve Shiklah from her resting place and bring her to New York City for the marry. [ 62 ] Deadpool missed his deadline, however, and Dracula ordered Deadpool to be killed, sending a dominated werewolf by Night and the New Frightful Four, among others, against him. meanwhile, Shiklah ‘s brothers, thought retentive dead, arrived at his home for the wedding – entail that Shiklah was not a tabby, but merely a princess. While Deadpool was however making his direction with Shiklah to New York, Dracula murdered her brothers, ensuring that if he married Shiklah, his design could continue. Shiklah found out, marrying Deadpool rather and rousing those firm to her against the forces of Dracula. All of the creatures living in Monster Metropolis began fighting on the streets of New York while Shiklah herself stole into Dracula ‘s lair. Dracula used Medusa ‘s head to petrify her but Deadpool arrived to save his new wife. [ 62 ] Deadpool staked Dracula with his own severed handwriting and Deadpool ‘s cancerous lineage nullified Dracula ‘s mend factor, forcing Dracula to escape towards a obscure safehouse in New York ‘s sewers. With the aid of the Thunderbolts, Blade, and Deadpool ‘s friends, Dracula ‘s forces were defeated and the survivors besides retreated to the safehouse, where Dracula ordered them never to mention Deadpool ‘s name to him again. [ 62 ] Dracula calm wanted his retaliation though – he had developed a serum that enhanced existing vampiric abilities, making them stronger, tougher, and mitigating their weaknesses, in commute for their crave for blood never being quenched. He planned on creating an army of such vampires, but when a squadron of them defeated a twelve of Shiklah ‘s best soldiers, Deadpool stole a clock machine from the ruins of the Baxter Building to retrieve Dazzler from the past. [ 63 ] Blaire would then use her light powers to destroy the enhanced vampires, first with Deadpool, then with Shiklah. [ 64 ] gravely weakened by Deadpool ‘s cancerous blood, Dracula bought a Mark V Spider-Slayer automaton to take his retaliation, but the appliance was destroyed when Deadpool managed to place a mound of thermite on its back. Dracula saw Wilson without his costume, however, and decided that letting Deadpool remain active in that submit would be crueler than destroying him. [ 65 ] At some distributor point following his meet with Deadpool, Dracula was taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. detention and turned over to S.T.A.K.E., under the supervision of Agent Paul Kraye. [ 66 ] After escaping from Area 13 under unspecified circumstances, Dracula returned to his castle in Romania, taking an enthralled vampire by Night with him. Dracula then began to call all the vampires from around the worldly concern to him, where they excessively fell under his bondage. Of note was the sudden disappearance of Jubilee, which was detected by Cerebra in X-Haven and brought to the attention of Logan. Tracking Jubilee to Romania, Logan encountered the Howling Commandos who were searching for their own missing teammate. They decided to team up, and as the Commandos attacked the vampires guarding Dracula ‘s Castle in ordering to create a distraction, Logan infiltrated in holy order to seek out those missing. When Logan last found Jubilee, Dracula revealed himself and bit the manque rescuer ; [ 67 ] however, Logan ‘s healing factor counteracted the change, allowing him to continue to fight, though he was still defeated. interim, many of the Howling Commandos were defeated by the horde of vampires led by Vampire by Night and besides captured ; however, Warwolf had managed to call for backup, which arrived in the form of Orrgo and Man-Thing, who freed both Logan and the team. Logan then fought Dracula yet again, though their conflict seemed evenly matched until Orrgo caught Dracula and burned him with sunlight, weakening his appreciation over the other vampires. This allowed Jubilee to break free from the bondage, knocking Dracula off-balance, and allowing Logan to decapitate him with his claw. Logan then had Dracula ‘s discerp head disposed of by Cerebra, who unceremoniously hurled it into the Sun. [ 68 ]
The Monster Metropolis Attack
Dracula then somehow returned in mysterious and became a recluse, living in the basement of a house in Riga, Latvia, while devoting his time to online gambling. He was finally tracked down by Deadpool and Spider-Man, with the assistant of Cami van Helsing, the last scion of the avant-garde Helsing family, and her dowse rod. no longer afraid of Dracula after witnessing his express, Cami confronted him and the two faced-off in a couple of Versus to determine whether Dracula assisted them in mustering his vampires against Shiklah ‘s army of monsters from Monster Metropolis invading Manhattan, or Cami let him consume her. Cami won and Dracula joined the heroes on their hark back to New York City. [ 69 ] While Dracula had promised to help Deadpool fight Shiklah, Dracula decided to propose marriage to Shiklah angstrom soon as they were reunited. [ 70 ] Shiklah accepted the marriage proposal, and she and Dracula were married. This had the unexpected result of convincing Shiklah of abdicating her throne as she grew uncomfortable of ruling her subjects through push. Dracula and Shiklah then left. [ 71 ]
The surface of the Vampire nation
Having decided to start his vampire kingdom afresh, Dracula orchestrated a plan to seize a dowry of Russia ‘s district. He instructed his born-again son Xarus to adopt the identity of the Shadow Colonel, a purportedly dissentient vampire who contested the toilet aided by this horde of the Unliving. [ 18 ] Under this pretense, Xarus committed genocide on his own people, weeding out the weaker members of the vampiric raceway. [ 72 ] Taking a delicate and weakened appearance, Dracula used these attacks to seek refuge in Russia and exchanged all his cognition for a nibble of territory where he could allegedly spend his final days in peace. [ 73 ] The russian government dispatched Dracula to Chernobyl, unaware that he could even strive in this land. The lord of the vampires belated reunited with the Legion of the Unliving in this territory, and declared it the kingdom of the vampires. [ 18 ] After he established his kingdom, Dracula became once again the leader of the Vampire Nation, he resurfaced late on in Paris and while world was distracted by the rise of the new sovereign mutant state of Krakoa, the Vampire Nation used this opportunity to rise in the shadows. Just like the mutants were now united behind their leader, Charles Xavier, the vampires were besides now unite behind Dracula .
Dracula then hired Omega Red and promised him the Carbonadium Synthesizer in exchange for his services. Omega Red ‘s first mission was to enter Krakoa and bait Wolverine to one of Dracula ‘s hideouts in Paris in order to allow Dracula ‘s soldiers to steal his blood. once done, Wolverine ‘s rake was then transferred to Dracula, allowing him to now survive when exposed to daylight. His mission completed, Omega Red returned to Paris and was given the Carbonadium Synthesizer by Dracula although Dracula warned him that there was a detonator hide inside of it as he however had use of him. Dracula then ordered Omega Red to join Krakoa but to obey him. [ 10 ]
Vampirism: Dracula, like all other vampires, is adequate to of transforming an individual into a vampire by biting them. A particular enzyme found only within vampire saliva is responsible for this transformation. After draining all of the lineage from a victim, the victim enters a death-like state of matter and returns to life three days later .
- Superhuman Strength: Like all vampires, Dracula possesses superhuman strength. Due to his special stance as the ruler of Earth’s Vampires, Dracula can lift about 4 tons under optimum conditions. With the possible exception of Varnae, Dracula is the most powerful vampire that has ever been encountered.
- Superhuman Speed: Dracula is capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: Dracula’s body is more resistant to the fatigue toxins generated by his muscles during physical activity. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to affect him.
- Superhuman Agility: Dracula’s ability, balance, and body coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural limits of the human body.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Dracula’s natural reaction time is enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural limits of the human body.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Dracula is capable of regenerating damaged or destroyed tissue to an extent much greater than an ordinary human. Dracula can fully heal from multiple gunshots and severe burns within a matter of minutes, however, he cannot regenerate missing limbs or organs.
- Immortality: Dracula, like all vampires, is functionally immortal in the sense that he is immune to the effects of aging and is immune to all known Earthly diseases as long as he ingests fresh blood on a regular basis to maintain his vitality. Once killed, Dracula’s power is such that he can resurrect himself under the proper conditions. if incinerated (as by sunlight or fire), Dracula can reconstitute himself if his ashes are placed in a coffin filled with soil from his homeland. If staked through the heart, Dracula can regenerate once the stake is removed.
- Fangs: Like all vampires, Dracula has fangs and claws. He can quickly drain a victim of blood.
- Hypnotism: Dracula is able to hypnotize others by gazing into their eyes for a short period of time. As Lord of Vampires, Dracula can compel other vampires to follow his orders unless their willpower is strong enough to resist him.
- Shapeshifting: Dracula is able to shapeshift into bats, rats, a wolf, and mist. He can also turn into human-sized or larger wolfen and bat-like forms.
- Sorcery: Dracula is a very powerful magician. He is able to summon and command lesser vampires, undead, packs of wild dogs, bats, and rats.
- Weather Manipulation: He has considerable control over the elements and weather, enough to oppose Storm or Thor. However, Dracula is severely weakened for an extended period of time afterward.
- Mind Control: A person bitten by Dracula is able to be influenced by him through a sort of empathic link. Only beings of exceptionally strong wills are capable of resisting him.
Dracula is an achieve fencer and sorcerer. He possesses a endow intellectual .
Dracula, like all vampires, has a phone number of particular vulnerabilities. His greatest weakness, like that of other vampires, is that he must ingest about one quart of fresh lineage in order to maintain his energy. differently, his powers will steadily decrease to the point where he enters a comatose state. Dracula is highly allergic to silver and can be badly injure, or killed, with argent weaponry. If Dracula is injured by silver, his convalescence clock time is well slower than convention. Dracula can be killed by having a wooden stake plunged into his heart, somehow interrupting the mystic energies that keep him animated. Dracula can besides be killed by being decapitated and being exposed to fire. Dracula can besides be affected by religious icons, such as the Star of David or a crucifix for example. Dracula is affected by the military capability of the wielder ‘s faith in the picture and religion it represents, not the size of the icon itself. Dracula must rest within his coffin during daylight hours. He must line his coffin with land from his fatherland in order to both sustain his exponent and travel more than 100 miles from his birthplace.
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Dracula used to be unable to withstand exposure to direct sunlight, since it would immediately dry up his skin and finally crumble his soundbox to powder within a matter of minutes. After transferring Wolverine ‘s blood to his body, Dracula got rid of this specific weakness. [ 10 ]
- Dracula was featured on 1992 Marvel Universe trading cards #115.
- Dracula was one of the characters featured in the series of Marvel Value Stamps issued in the 1970’s.
- Dracula appears to be bisexual. When the Red Widow tortured Dracula by rounding up and killing his consorts, the group included both male and female vampires.
- Every few years, Dracula spends some time updating his memoirs.
- “Dracula” is a transfer to English of a Romanian patronymic that is variously translated as Dragwlya, Dragkwlya, Dragulea, Dragolea, and Drăculea. It names Vlad a son of Dracul, the epithet of his father. The epithet derives from the Romanian noun “drac” for “dragon”, their version of Latin “draco”.
- He’s shown to have both men and women as consorts.
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