- There are worse things out tonight than them.
Appearing in "Blade"
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees
- Blade (Eric Brooks) (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Blade"
The team waited in a cemetery for their S.H.I.E.L.D. contact but are attacked by an army of shadow vampires working for Dracula himself. They are helped by Blade who is revealed to be the S.H.I.E.L.D. contact. He vows to deliver an ancient, powerful magical relic into the hands of Director Nick Fury at any cost. Dracula plans to obtain the pieces of the Tekhamentep's Ankh and join them together so that he can't be harmed by vampire weaknesses. Dracula arrives at the Museum of Natural History after Spider-Man removes the Tekhamentep's Ankh from its cloaking shield. He engages Blade and Spider-Man's team in battle where Nova's supernova maneuver attack didn't work. He even tried to bite Power Man only to discover his invulnerability which resulted in Dracula using his mind-control on Power Man to control him into attacking Blade and the rest of Blade's team. Then Dracula mind-controls the rest of Spider-Man's team which doesn't work on Spider-Man since he had reflective lens in his mask. Seeing as they are in the Herbarium, Spider-Man activates the UV lights which harm Dracula until the Spider-Man's mesmerized teammates got Dracula away from the museum. Spider-Man returns to the Tricarrier to meet with Nick Fury, who introduces him to his new team the Howling Commandos, which consists of Werewolf by Night, N'Kantu the Living Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster.
- Together with The Howling Commandos, this is a 60-minute double episode.
- Blade has been made into an American rather then British to match the movie version.
- During the holographic presentation explaining the Ankh's origin, Agent Coulson's clothes change to Indiana Jones'.
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