Count Dracula
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Dracula Vlad Tepes is major antagonist of the Castlevania series and the final boss of almost every installment (the only exceptions being the first and last games in the series' chronology). The Dracula of Castlevania is based on Bram Stoker's character in the novel of the same name, which was very similar to the infamous Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia. In Castlevania, Dracula draws some history from both, but instead of preying on maidens this one threatens whole realms with his armies at the least, and at worst is presented as the very embodiment of evil. He is, however, capable of loving relationships (his evil nature is partly fuelled by the loss of two women he loved) and despite their differences is fond of his son Alucard.

Count Dracula is an immortal vampire holding the position of Dark Lord, who draws upon the power of Chaos and is looked upon as the King of the Night and the embodiment of evil. Many lesser creatures of darkness and obsessive humans are fanatically devoted to him, and subscribe to the belief that he will cleanse the world from its sullied state and bring about a new order. Their belief in this is so strong that until his regeneration cycle ended in 1999, Dracula was certain to return after death due to his servants yearning for him. Because of this, Richter Belmont accused Dracula of stealing the souls of men and their freedom. Dracula rebutted that freedom is always sacrificed to faith and asked Richter if he was truly before him by choice. Earlier in the same conversation Dracula said that the world invited him to return, with humanity calling him with praise and tribute.

In Castlevania: Judgment, Dracula is summoned into a time rift by Aeon, along with a number of his enemies and his allies Carmilla and Death. In his story, Dracula takes advantage of the time rift to get revenge on many of the people who defeated him, including Simon and Trevor Belmont. After fighting and defeating most of the others in the rift, including Aeon, Dracula encounters the Time Reaper, a being sent by his rival Galamoth to wipe him from history. In the ensuing battle, Dracula is victorious, therefore securing his existence.
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Page Updated:  May 4th, 2020

If you don't "like" some form of Dracula over the years... I think your soul is probably dead and/or you simply have no style. Castlevania's version of Dracula was always pretty damn cool, no matter which iteration we're talking about. In fact, I really can't think of a better version of him than his Symphony of the Night or Chronicles iteration. Well, if I had to pick a favorite Castlevania Dracula, it would indeed be sexy white-haired version from Symphony of the Night. The young black-haired Dracula from Dracula X Chronicles is a close second. We need some spooky Halloween-y music playing to get the full effect here (you can do that on your own). 

Dracula's rendition in Castlevania Judgment is... decent. He's got some insanely powerful moves, as one might imagine. They got that right at least. On a random side note, when facing Dracula controlled by the computer AI, I personality enjoy running around him in circles... as many times as I can. It's pretty hilarious. Anyhow, my time here has concluded. *turns into a bat and flutters away*

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