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Origins

Dagon was the progenitor of the Vampire race. He was the terror of human kind in the very first moments of mankind's history, spreading his cursed blood all over the world. He went by many names, originally from the city of Babylon, in Mesopotamia and was known as called "Dagon" then as the centuries past he became known as "Dracula". He became bored of the world and decided to rest in a tomb in Syria

Modern Era

Searching for help in their fight with Blade, Danica Talos and Asher Talos find Drake's tomb in the Syrian desert, and awaken him. After consuming dozens of humans in order to regain his strength and powers, Drake is informed by Danica on the situation of the vampire kind and on Blade, and, disgusted by their weakness, accepts to hunt down and kill the Daywalker.

Drake, immune to the effects of sunlight, exits from Talos's base and sees all the changes the world has gone through in the millennia he was asleep. Mocked and accidentally humiliated by two shop owners, who try to sell him a Dracula-shaped vibrator, Drake kills them both, and then heads for Edgar Vance's office. Once there, Drake kills the familiar and waits for Blade's arrival with the shape of the psychiatrist. Blade arrives along with Abigail Whistler and Hannibal King. After discovering Vance's corpse, the trio attacks Drake, but he easily incapacitates King by stabbing his shoulder. While Abigail takes care of Hannibal, Blade follows Drake who's escaping on the rooftops. Drake tells Blade he feels affinity with him, since they're both "honorable warriors", and challenges him to a regular duel. After making a distraction with a baby he held hostage, Drake flees.

Some days later, when Blade and Abigail are out on hunt, Drake arrives at the Nightstalkers base with the shape of Abraham Whistler. In here, he kills all the Nightstalkers, with the sole exceptions of Hannibal King, who is taken to Danica for an interrogation, and Zoe, Sommerfield's little daughter, who Drake wants to convert to a vampire. When Blade arrives at Talos' place, Drake is awaiting him. The two engage in a sword fight, during which they prove to be equal. Enjoying the fight, Drake assumes his real shape, a towering demon whose powers are far superior to Blade's. Just a moment before he finishes Blade, Abigail tries to kill Drake with an arrow charged with the Daystar Virus, a biological weapon created to kill all vampires once mixed with Drake's blood. Drake's reflexes are too sharp, and he grabs the arrow in mid air, roaring at the girl and leaving it falling on the ground. Blade understands the opportunity, grabs the arrow and stabs Drake's flank with it, releasing the Daystar which kills all nearby vampires. Before death, Drake praises his enemy for his skills and honor, telling him that, as long as Blade is alive, there is future for the vampire race. He then grants Blade a "parting gift".

When FBI agents Ray Cumberland and Wilson Hale arrive, they find Blade's corpse and take him to the morgue. They soon find out that the body is in reality Drake's, who transformed so that Blade had the time to escape, thus making a final praise to his enemy.

Powers

Drake shares common superhuman abilities with the the rest of the Vampire race but being the progenitor is more powerful. He was born perfect and has no need to evolve.

  • Vampirism: Vampirism is the physiological act of becoming and/or turning another human being into a vampire. Despite its roots in European folklore, vampirism exists in nature, and there are many such creatures who are actually born as vampires. Pathologically, vampirism is likened to a virus, carried in the saliva of predators. The vampire enzyme is carried through a victim's bloodstream and within seventy-two hours, mutates the subject's physiology, creating new parasitic organs. It has been described as "cancer with a purpose". Not all of a vampire's chosen victims become vampires however. Some serve as human agents that perform tasks for their vampire sponsor, often during daylight hours when a vampire's mobility is restricted. Referred to as familiars, these human agents are devoutly loyal to their vampire master in the hopes of one day being turned into a vampire themselves. Like cattle, familiars are branded with a special glyph representing the house seal of the vampire breed they are associated with.
  • Superhuman Strength: Most vampires possess superhuman physical strength anywhere from 10 to 20 times greater than a human, Dracula is even more powerful. The vast majority of known and recorded vampires are capable of lifting from 1,000 lbs to 4,000 lbs. Dracula is much stronger. Dracula's enhanced strength also enables him to perform other superhuman feats such as leaping great distances. Supplementing his strength, Dracula is naturally heartier than normal humans and Vampire's and can withstand severe physical exertion with no ill effects.
  • Superhuman Speed: Dracula can run and move at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Dracula's enhanced musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a normal human. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: A vampire's reflexes, agility and reaction time are many times greater than a normal human being. At maximum optimal capacity, a vampire can move more quickly than the human eye can perceive. He was able to grab a fast-moving arrow before it could hit him.
  • Superhuman Acute Senses: Dracula's senses of sight and smell are enhanced to levels well beyond that of normal humans. Dracula' is able to detect objects with perfect clarity at much greater distances than a normal human. He retains this clarity, even in near-total darkness. He is also able to see into the infra-red end of the electromagnetic spectrum, allowing him to see individuals at night by their body heat. His sense of smell is similarly enhanced, able to detect the scent of blood in the air from miles away.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Dracula possesses an accelerated healing factor that enables him to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissues much faster and more extensively than a normal human. Injuries such as gunshots, slashes, and severe burns, within hours or minutes, depending upon their severity.
  • Fangs & Claws: Dracula possesses elongated canines and mandibles that he uses to pierce the flesh of other beings for the purpose of consuming their blood. Dracula can also, however, use his fangs as weapons in very close combat situations. He also possesses a single retractable claw at the tip of each fingers. The claws are very sharp, capable of rending human flesh and bone with ease.
  • Shape-Shifting: Dracula can alter his form and take on the appearance of a different person. He is able to alter his height, the colors of his eyes, hair, and skin, and even change the appearance of his clothing. His true form is that of a towering demon-like being red skin and spikes on his body. He is able to maintain his transformed state indefinitely and even maintain it for a period of time after death.
  • Immunity to Sunlight: Unlike his modern-day vampire progeny, Dracula is not harmed by sunlight. It is unknown if he is also resistant to EDTA, garlic, and silver.
  • Hibernation: Dracula is able to go into a state of hibernation where he goes into a deep sleep and doesn't require blood for nourishment as long as he remained asleep. Dracula can remain in hibernation for thousands of years.

Abilities

Expert swordsman able to go toe to toe with Blade in Battle

Strength level

Capable of lifting a couple of tons

Weaknesses

  • Hematophagia: Vampires require the consumption of human blood for nourishment and to maintain their existence. The required dosage of blood per vampire depends upon their overall strength and vitality, though most vampires need to feed at least once per evening. Older, more powerful vampires will sometimes require more blood than lesser vampires in order to maintain their health. The most common form of extraction is by biting a human victim upon the neck, usually on the jugular vein where the blood is freshest. Some vampires keep supplies of stored blood at secret locations called "blood banks". This practice is more common amongst turned vampires and rarely employed by natural vampires, who prefer to feed on live prey. Failure to consume human blood at regular intervals may produce a variety of effects. Vampires may suffer a loss of vitality and cohesion and they will find it more difficult to maintain a human mien. If enough time has passed without nourishment, a vampire may enter a "blood frenzy" wherein they will act on primal instinct and take what they need from the closest available source, regardless of the consequences.
  • Daystar: Daystar is the only known weapon that is known to kill Dracula in the film "Blade: Trinity". Abigail Whistler shot an arrow containing a small, but lethal dose of daystar in the arrowhead, however Dracula caught it, dropped it and then Blade managed to grab it and stabbed him in the heart with it, killing him.


Equipment

Body Armor

Weapons

Custom Sword

  • The role of Drake was primarily played by actor Dominic Purcell. However, as he is a shapeshifter, Drake is portrayed in a few scenes by either Wesley Snipes (when imitating Blade), Kris Kristofferson (when imitating Abraham Whistler), or John Michael Higgins (when imitating Dr. Vance).

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