Personal Info:
Real Name: Vlad Tepes Dracula
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Schassburg, Transylvania
First Appearance: Tomb of Dracula Vol.1 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Ruler of Earth's vampires
Base Of Operations: Worldwide
Grudges: Quincy Harker
Creators: Gerry Conway and Gene Colan
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As a vampire, Dracula is a member of the living dead, virtually immortal and only able to be destroyed by direct sunlight, piercing of his heart, beheading, burning and scattering of his ashes, or using the magic Montesi Formula spell. Religious objects can also harm him and items made of silver. He is also bound from entering any dwelling unless invited, and he feels the need to break any mirror he encounters. Most significantly, Dracula is dependant on consuming human blood every night.
Enhanced Abilities: Dracula is a vampire and has enhanced strength, endurance and agility.
Vampire Bite: Dracula’s bite inflicts damage and makes his victim subject to Dracula’s telepathic commands.
Transformation: Dracula can transform into a mist-like cloud, a bat, a man-sized bat, or a wolf.
Summoning and Controlling: Dracula can summon and control lesser animals such as bats and wolves, but also thunderstorms, lesser vampires, and in some cases, humans.
Acute Senses: Dracula's senses of sight, smell, and hearing are enhanced to superhuman levels.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Like all vampires, Dracula can rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissues faster and more efficiently than an ordinary human.
Weather Manipulation: Dracula, like all vampires, possess the ability to greatly manipulate the weather over a limited area, such as creating immensely powerful thunderstorms.
Hypnotism and Mind Control: Like all vampires, Dracula has the ability to hypnotise most beings just by making eye contact with them for a few seconds. While under his influence, he can force people to do his bidding, though beings of great will power can resist him.
Vlad Dracula was born in 1430 as the second son of Transylvanian nobleman Vlad Dracul in the town of Schassburg, Transylvania. Eventually, after years of battling with the Ottoman Turks, he became the prince of Wallachia. Between 1452 and 1456, Dracula married Zofia, a Hungarian noblewoman. The marriage was short-lived but produced a daughter, Lilith. A second marriage in 1456 to Maria produce a son, Vlad Tepelus.
In 1459, Dracula was defeated in battle by the Turkish warlord Turac. On learning that Turkish solders had raped Maria, Dracula attacked Turac, who mortally wounded him. Turac brought Dracula to the gypsy Lianda to be healed. Lianda, however, was a vampiress, who killed Dracula with her bite, causing him to rise as a vampire himself. When Turac killed Maria, Dracula then killed Turac (who also became a vampire as a result). Dracula later defeated the vampire Nimrod in battle, thereby succeeding him as ruler of Earth's vampires. Soon after, Dracula enhanced his own blood with that of Varnae, the sole survivor of the first group of vampires to exist on Earth, who were turned into vampires by pre-Cataclysmic Atlantean sorcerers using the Darkhold, a primeval book of black magic, This step gave Dracula greater powers than any other vampire.