Baron Blood
Baron Blood
Personal Info:
Real Name: John Falsworth
Also Known As: Lord Falsworth, Dr. Jacob Charles Cromwell, The "Slasher", John Falsworth Jr., the Honourable John Falsworth
Place Of Birth: Falsworth Manor, England
First Appearance: Invaders Vol.1 #7 (1976) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Dracula, Lady Lotus, U-Man, Master Man, Warrior Woman
Group Affiliation: Formerly Mys-Tech, Axis Mundi, Legion of the Unliving, Super-Axis, Nazi Party, Überkommando
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Union Jack and Captain America
Creators: Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins
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As a vampire, Baron Blood 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, Baron Blood is dependant on consuming human blood every night.
Enhanced Abilities: Baron Blood is a vampire and has enhanced strength, endurance and agility.
Vampire Bite: Baron Blood’s bite inflicts damage and makes his victim subject to Baron Blood’s telepathic commands.
Transformation: Baron Blood can transform into a mist-like cloud, a bat, a man-sized bat, or a wolf.
Summoning and Controlling: Baron Blood can summon and control lesser animals such as bats and wolves, but also thunderstorms, lesser vampires, and in some cases, humans.
Hypnotism and Mind Control: Like all vampires, Baron Blood 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.
Acute Senses: Baron Blood's senses of sight, smell, and hearing are enhanced to superhuman levels.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Like all vampires, Baron Blood can rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissues faster and more efficiently than an ordinary human.
Weather Manipulation:: Baron Blood, like all vampires, possess the ability to greatly manipulate the weather over a limited area, such as creating immensely powerful thunderstorms.
Lord John Falsworth was the younger of two sons of Lord William Falsworth, one of the wealthiest members of the British aristocracy in late Victorian and Edwardian times. John left, embittered, when his brother Montgomery inherited the bulk of his estate upon William's death, shortly before World War I.
Eventually, Falsworth sought the castle Dracula in Romania in order to find and control the vampire as a means for achieving immense wealth and power. However, on locating the vampire, Falsworth fell victim to his hypnotic powers and was turned into a vampire himself. Dracula bid Falsworth to return to England to wreak havoc upon the country that had repulsed him earlier.
Once World War I broke out, Falsworth, still intent on destroying England, offered his services to the German intelligence, who gave him the code-name Baron Blood.
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