- "I'm sorry for your pain, my child. But as they say, 'the more tortured the vine, the sweeter the fruit.'"
- —Dracula to Simone
Count Vladislaus Draculia, also known by his pseudonym Professor Emil Lazlo, his human title Vlad the Impaler or by his most notorious name Dracula was an ancient and incredibly powerful vampire and Romanian warlord who rose to power in the first century AD and would go on to become the most famous and feared vampire in history. By the 21st century, he had set himself up as a brilliant history professor at the University of Bucharest. Feigning harmlessness, he is taken hostage by the villainous Kubicheck, who wants Lazlo to lead him to the Judas Chalice. Following close behind, he guides the Russians to the chalice and when the moment was right, seized the chalice for himself and was restored. His victory was short-lived however as he was killed soon after by Flynn Carsen.
Vlad was the first vampire to be turned by Judas Iscariot himself, the original vampire, in and around the beginning of the 1st century AD; Vlad repaid Judas by stabbing his maker in the heart with an aspen stake. He lived on for centuries among humans, taking on various personas across the years and siring more vampires. In 1628 he bit Simone, turning her in a vampire as well.
Dracula's unlife took a pivotal turn in 1829 when he drank the blood of a human infected by a lethal type of cholera typically carried by cattle. The disease did not kill him as he was immortal but it did ravage his body severely, crippling him physically and robbing him of most of his vampiric power and abilities, trapping him forever in a weak and frail body. Determined to regain his powers, Dracula stole the corpse of a peasant, stuck it in his grave and faked his own death. He then began searching for the Judas Chalice, the only thing that could successfully revive a vampire to full power. He got captured by former KGB agents who were looking for the Judas Chalice to bring Dracula back to life. He helped them and encountered the Librarian Flynn Carsen and the vampire Simone in the process. He also fed off of the KGB agents and turned them into ghouls to help him. When the leader Sergei Kubichek tries to resurrect the corpse, Dracula drinks from the chalice and gains his powers back. Using his undead soldiers he engages Flynn, Simone and the rest of the living KGB agents. The KGB agents and his soldiers end up killed and he is taunted by Flynn. He prepares to bite and perhaps even gift Flynn with vampirism as Simone shows up. He says he gave her a gift, however she wants to kill him for ruining her life. The two fight, but Dracula comes out on top and makes Simone pass out by choking her. Flynn confronts him as he holds the Chalice. Dracula, tricked, reaches for the Chalice and gets impaled with a stake through the heart. In his last moments he compliments Flynn as a great historian, then he dies.
Dracula was an intelligent, cruel, and sadistic man. He had been feeding on humans for centuries and never stopped even after he got infected by Cholera. He tricked the KGB agents in getting the Chalice for him. Dracula wanted to plunge the world into darkness by creating an army of undead soldiers. When confronted by Simone he invited her to join him and told her he gave her a gift that night. He seemed surprised that Simone hated him for what he did. After defeating Simone he mentioned that the more tortured the vine the sweeter the fruits. He underestimated Flynn and got tricked after which Flynn killed him. He seemed to respect Flynn for outwitting him as he called him a great historian before dying.
As a vampire Dracula possessed incredible strength, speed and durability. He was able to take multiple bullets to the chest without seeming to be affected by it. It was revealed that the only ways he could be killed was by a stake through the heart made of the wood of the Aspen tree, sunlight or beheading. The price of these powers were that he was not able to withstand sunlight and that he had to drink blood to stay alive. Dracula was also shown to be skilled in hand to hand combat. When fighting Simone he managed to beat her despite the fact that she had the same abilities as him.