The Fell One
Huntsmen of the Order of the Dragon (formerly)
Vlad II (father; deceased)
Cneajna of Moldavia (mother; deceased)
Ilona (wife, deceased; reincarnated)
Abraham Van Helsing (ally; formerly)
Prince Vlad III currently known as Alexander Grayson is the main character on the show Dracula. He arrives in Victorian London in the year 1890, to introduce technology to the society. In actuality, he is there to seek his revenge.
Originally, Vlad Tepes was a warlord renowned for his ruthlessness and military strategy. He was also a member of the Order of the Dragon; head Huntsmen of his region and a serving member of the Council. However, in an undiclosed event, he betrayed the order in a way so severe the normal response of the order; execution was seen as less than fitting punishment.
Instead the order employed occult means to transform Vlad into a vampire so that he might suffer for all eternity. Unfortunately, the Order underestimated Vlad's rage and desire for vengeance, and that being a vampire without a sire made him stronger than the average vampire. Vlad was eventually given the title: Dracula, Old One, The Fell One, Nosferatu Primo, and Master Vampire.
Somehow, the Order managed to imprison Dracula far from the world and all records of the monster were sealed; only the Head Huntsman and Grand Master being able to access them. In the centuries that followed, Dracula became something of a fairy tale among the Order, and to a certain extent, vampires as well. The vampires viewed him as an avenging figure, while the Order believed him a figment created by the vampires to intimidate mortals.
In "The Blood Is the Life", The season kicks off with two unknown men climbing down into the tomb of Vlad Tepes in Romania, and after a quick examination of the ornate coffin, one of the two men breaks it open using a hammer and examines the aged and apparently decaying body of Dracula while the other picks up blocks of gold off the floor and begans to examine it.
The man who breaks open the coffin states how thirsty he must be, referring to the several hundred years that Vlad had been confined and impaled inside of the coffin. While the other man is still entranced by the bars of gold that he found, he moves around the coffin and draws a dagger from his belt, stabbing the man twice and draining his blood onto the coffin and then he hits a button that releases the mechanism which was used to keep Vlad impaled.
In "A Whiff of Sulfur",
In "Goblin Merchant Men",
In "From Darkness to Light",
In "The Devil's Waltz",
In "Of Monsters and Men",
In "Servant to Two Masters",
In "Come to Die",
In "Four Roses",
In "Let There Be Light",
Dracula is shown to be sophisticated, educated and outwardly charming, but he is actually a ruthless and perverse killer who, in the nadir of depravity, makes medical experiments with sentient beings. He is also very calculating and pragmatic, confronting his problems head on and always planning steps ahead to achieve his goal of eliminating the Order. He can actively manipulate people's feelings, directly or indirectly, to achieve his goals, especially when it comes to getting his vengeance or getting forever closer with his love interest. However, he avoids the obvious option of simply turning Mina to win her as he believes it would be an abomination to turn her into a vampire, even encouraging her to return to Jonathan Harker as it would make both of them happy (Although he acknowledges that keeping her close to Harker, and hence within his circle, is another reason for his actions).
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Dracula is a vampire that drinks blood to maintain his strength and vitality. When he is in his human form he looks completely normal. However, when he calls upon his powers or when he is thirsty for blood, his upper canines grow into fangs and his eyes turn blood-red. Like all vampires, Dracula's powers grow stronger with age and consumption of human blood.
- Immortality - Like all vampires, Dracula is immune to all forms of illnesses, toxins or poisons. Consuming blood will allow him to maintain his vitality. His undead status makes him exempt from both physical aging and other dangers that would kill a living body, such as toxins and diseases. He maintains the youth and health of an attractive young man despite having surpassed the lifespan of an average healthy human and heals from all non-fatal injuries. Consuming blood speeds up the process.
- Super Strength - Like all vampires, Dracula is much stronger than humans. He is strong enough to tear off limbs and rip out throats bare-handed. He can snap chains and even lift vehicles.
- Super Speed - Like all vampires, Dracula is much faster than humans. He can exceed the sound barrier when running at full speed.
- Super Senses - Like all vampires, Dracula can hear, see, and smell, better than humans.
- Super Healing Factor - Like all vampires, Dracula can heal faster than humans.
- Psychic Countermeasures - Dracula is not only able to tell when he is being perceived from afar by a seer, but is also able to "shut down" their senses to prevent them from following him.
- Levitation - Like all vampires, Dracula is able to float into the air.
- Telepathic Connection - Like all vampires, Dracula has a conection with the vampires he has sired allowing him to hear their cries if he is close enough.
- Vampire Creation - Like all vampires, Dracula can pass his curse to others.
- Swordsmanship - Dracula possesses skill with a sword, brought about from his human life.
- Sunlight - Prolonged exposure to sunlight will result in Dracula's death. However, due to Professor Van Helsing's solar serum, he is able to stand in the sunlight with no ill effects, for a period of up to four hours.
- Dessication - A lack of blood for a prolonged period of time will cause Dracula to weaken and begin to resemble a corpse.
- Iron - Iron can be used to contain, injure, and kill Dracula.
- Decapitation - Dracula can only be physically killed by severing his head.
- Religious/Holy Objects - Averted. While most vampires can be weakened, repelled or even burned by the touch of consecrated items, Dracula has lived long enough and grown powerful enough to overcome this weakness.
Dracula's closest friendship is with his loyal servant/confidante R.M. Renfield who know his secrets and helps him acquire blood while assisting in his plan to get revenge on the Order of the Dragon.
Strangely enough, Dracula has an odd relationship with Abraham Van Helsing, who is usually his enemy. Van Helsing actually restores Dracula to life in the first episode. Van Helsing does this to aquire Dracula's help in overthrowing the Order of the Dragon, who had previously killed Van Helsing's wife and children as a punishment.
Dracula is also having a sexual relationship with Lady Jayne Wetherby, a high ranking aristocrat, who also is part of the Order of the Dragon, acting as the head vampire hunter. Although they are lovers it is unlikely that Dracula has any real feelings for her, especially since she is a member of the Order of the Dragon.
His heart truly lies with Mina Murray, who he meets and recognises instantly as the reincarnation of his wife, Ilona, who was burnt at the stake in front of him by the Order of the Dragon before he was turned into a vampire. However, despite his passion for Mina, he refuses to turn her into a vampire like himself, claiming it would be an "abomination" for her to become a monster like himself. Mina herself is likewise instantly taken by Dracula vaguely remembering him from her past life, however for most of the first season she is engaged to Jonathan Harker.
In "Four Roses", Davenport realises that Mina is who Grayson loves the most. He hires men to try to kidnap, torture, and kill her. However, Grayson comes to her rescue. Mina is then admitted to the hospital with Grayson as her only constant visitor. He brings her red roses with her not knowing until the end that he is the one bringing them. She says that "you keep coming back" with Grayson saying that he can't help himself. At the end of the episode they finally talk about their feelings for one another. Mina jokes that she hated hospitals with Grayson laughing that its going to be hard to be a doctor. She bluntly asks him if he loves her. Grayson becomes very serious and says not to asks him that; he has things to do first before he can think about being with her. They move on to talk about Ilona and Mina reveals she has dreamed about her since she was little. Grayson is very surprised as before this point she has only resembled Ilona in appearance and has not said she knows who she is. He then goes on to say that she is with Jonathan anyway. Mina responds that the engagement is called off because Jonathan and Lucy slept together. Grayson is furious and tries to comfort Mina but she asks him to leave her alone for now.
In "Let There Be Light", Jonathan tampers with Grayson's energy machine making it explode, killing dozens of people. Mina is present at the spectacle and is the one who tells Grayson someone tampered with his machine. Grayson orders Jonathan to remove Mina to safety while Mina screams for Grayson, knowing he won't survive the blast. Also during the episode Jonathan asks Mina to swear on her mother's grave that she doesn't love Grayson but she remains silent, confirming that she is in love with him. She arrives at Grayson's house searching for him fearing he is dead. She sees the portrait of Ilona and is in tears. Grayson reveals himself with a relieved Mina running toward him, hugging him, and crying that she was afraid she had lost him. Grayson replies that he is here, that he will always be here. Mina looks toward Ilona's portrait and says her name. Grayson replies that she is a past love from a past life but by some miracle they are together again. This implies that Mina is now aware who Grayson was to her as Ilona but doesn't necessarily mean she knows what he is. He and Mina then share their first kiss and sleep together.