- Real Name: Vlad Dracula
- AKA: Count Dracula, Vlad Dracul, the Devil, Dr. Vlad, Dragon, Drake, Justin Drake, Father Death, Lord Tepes, Vlad Tepes (“Vlad the Impaler”), the Impaler, Impaler, Kaziglu Bey/Impaler Prince, Prince of Darkness, Vladimir, Vladimir Tepesch, Satan, Lord of the Damned, Lord of the Undead, Lord of Vampires
- Family: Vlad Dracul (Vlad the Elder, father, deceased), Radu the Handsome (brother, deceased) Alexandru Aldea (half-brother); Mircea (brother, deceased); Prince Basarab the Great (ancestor); Mircea the Old (grandfather); Stephen Bathory (cousin); Bloodstorm One (clone); 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); Xarus (son); Frank Drake (descendant by Vlad Tepulus)
- Base of Operation: Paris, Red Forest, Chernobyl; formerly Vampire stronghold, Earth’s Moon; Castle Dracula, Transylvania (the original castle, near Snagov); formerly Castle Dracula (the second castle, near Burgo Pass), formerly named Castle Dunwick, in London, England)
- Identity: No Dual Identity
- Citizenship: Transylvanian, Wallachian
- Martial Status: Married
- Occupation: Lord of Vampires; formerly prince of Transylvania and Wallachia; magician
- Education: Tutored by finest instructors of the 15th century, extensively self-taught
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
- Weight: 220 lbs (99.79 kg)
- Eyes: Red
- Hair: White ;formerly Black
- Unusual Feature: White skin, Vampiric appearance: fangs, claws, pointed ears, etc.
- Origin: Human vampire
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
Bram Stoker based his book on the story that this vampire told him. Introduced in Suspense #7 (1951) by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan, Marvel’s version of the king of the vampire is pretty much the same as Stoker’s book. Born Vlad Tepes Dracul, he would rise in to rule over Kingdom of Wallachia until an encounter with Apocalypse left him injured. He was brought to some gypsies to heal but was instead turned into a vampire. He then rose to become the king of all vampires. He would either go into hiding, battle other heroes and vampires or aided heroes like in the WWII, siding with the allies.
He would reappeared in modern days and would battle Dr. Strange. He would return again and would be hunted down by many vampire hunters, including Blade. He would also battle the X-men even turning Storm into a vampire for a while. He would die a few times but would almost always return. In one particular event, he was revived by the X-men in order to get his help against his son. He would also set up a underground city under New York for monster. It was while he was ruling over this city that he sent Deadpool to bring Shiklah to him but after Dracula killed her brothers, Deadpool and Shiklah worked to oust Dracula. He would later return to stop Shiklah from destroying New York. He has since tricked the Avengers and Winter Guard in allowing him to set up a vampire nation in Chernobyl.
As probably the most famous horror character of all time, Marvel has used their version a great deal since the CCA lifted their ban on horror comics. He would eventually receive a Marvel Legends as part of the Toybiz Marvel Monsters box set.
Tomb of Dracula
Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Monsters Box set – Dracula with Frankenstein, Werewolf By Night and Zombie
- When Marvel decided to introduce their own version of the king of vampires, they decided to use a more stereotype version that was seen in Universal Studios movies. He would wear a version for many years before changing to his armored look.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- If you have Blade then you will need this for him to fight. Other then that you could use him for your Dr. Strange, X-men, Avengers and Horror / Magic collection. However, this was a hard to find box set. Out of all the figures in this box set, Dracula has the greatest chance of being made, more in his armored look. (Don’t want Universal lawyers on top of them).
- Does it need a remake?:
- Yes but maybe not this version.
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.