Count Vlad Dracula, or simply Dracula for short, is a vampire character loosely based on the historical Wallachian prince Vlad III Țepeș (1431-1477). Here he is both an ally and a rival of Savanti Romero, who wants to use him and other well-known horror monsters - Frankenstein's Monster, The Pharaoh's mummy and the werewolf Vulko - to conquer the Earth and turn the entire human race into monsters.
Dracula first appears in "The Curse of Savanti Romero". He was seen lurking around in New York watching April O'Neil and Casey Jones while they were trick or treating. Dracula's werewolves bit the citizens of New York who later bit Casey and April.
Due to the Turtles time traveling with Renet to stop Savanti Romero, Dracula did not arrive to New York yet and was hunted down by Savanti and the Turtles who joins Savanti after being threatened to be sent back to the Netherworld. The vampire kidnaps Esmeralda's father and turns him back to a werewolf. Later on, Dracula, Savanti and their monster army attempt to recruit Frankenstein's Monster by helping Victor Frankenstein to create him. The Ninja Turtles minus Raphael arrive to seek help from Victor however Dracula mind controls the doctor and Frankenstein to attack the Turtles. Dracula later escapes to another time period with Frankenstein.
After a while, Dracula continues his siege on New York and finally corners the Turtles, however Michelangelo manages to talk to Frankenstein into attacking April, Casey and Dracula before being defeated. Frankenstein grabs the Time Scepter but accidentally breaks it, the Turtles, monsters and Dracula begin time traveling to several time periods. Dracula leaps to bite Frankenstein but is stabbed by Michelangelo using Donatello's bo staff. The vampire begins burning and dies as the monster army is eradicated with New York being freed at last.
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Powers & Abilities
- Super-human strenght
- Dracula first appeared in Bram Stroker's novel Dracula, which was published in May 26th, 1897.
- Dracula's design is based on Bela Lugosi, actor who famously portrayed him in the 1931 titular film based from the novel.
- Chris Sarandon's casting is most likely a reference to his past role as the vampire Jerry Dandrige, the main antagonist in the cult classic 1985 film Fright Night by director Tom Holland.