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Donovan Baine
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Donovan is a mysterious vampire hunter who is a Dhampir (half-vampire, half-human). When Donovan was a child, he and his mother were outcasts of their village due to Donovan's cursed blood. During his childhood, something caused his cursed blood to awaken and he killed everyone in the village including his mother.

Years later, he was suffering. He yearned for peace, but he could find no solace; not even in the sacred sultras. His dishonorable blood would give him no peace, so h
e devoted his life to Buddhism, but, even after ten years, his heart could not find peace. During his travels, he eventually met a girl named Anita. Her heartless, empty eyes told him that she was the same as he. Wanting to save Anita's heart, he set off with her to hunt all the Darkstalkers in the world.

Donovan uses a torturing device called an Iron Maiden to seal any Darkstalker he hunts. He gave it the name Brad Abrude. Inside is also the severed head to the doll that Anita carries. As he traveled with her, he found a Sword that was said to give off unearthly powers in the Tibetan mountains. This Sword granted Donovan more powers than ever before, but he also had to use large beads to contain the powers as well. Using the powers of the Fire, Lighting and Ice Spirits, he hunts the Darkstalkers as a darkhunter. Dee is an alternate version of Donovan.

Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge

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Darkstalkers 3, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Vampire Chronicle For Matching Service, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Nov. 2nd, 2022

Upon his arrival, Donovan was a very unique Capcom design... showing more of the insane art style that the Darkstalkers series became known for. Maybe not a particularly memorable character at first glance from an untrained eye, or someone unfamiliar with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Speaking on terms of art style alone, Donovan really captures Capcom's take on a JoJo character - but still, a character all his own.

Visually, Donovan's an awesome design in every sense of the word. He's simply a vampire hunter with a badass personality and a badass sword that can controls telekinetically. It's an easy concept even for that of an American to digest, from a Japanese character. On a side note, definitely check out the Night Warriors anime... Donovan was cool in that movie.

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