Recorded death of Vlad Tepes. This is most likely merely the date upon
which the vampire faked his death (though it's also possible that,
according to two separate reports, that his being felled by both En Sabar
Nul and Beowulf may have taxed the abilities of Rasalom to prevent him
from receiving fatal injury, which may have been necessary for him to
achieve his vampiric state according to Tzigrane, and was thus part of
Rasalom's carefully crafted machinations all along).
Upon being restored to his own time period, Vlad Tepes completes his
transaction with Rasalom.
Rasalom grants Vlad the eternal powers and weaknesses of a vampire.
Vlad's family ring is replaced by another, a gift from Rasalom. This new
ring is emblazoned with his new crest, a shield with a "D" at its very
center, proclaiming him Dracula.
in an attempt to make her his bride. The photo was taken in 1940 by Frau Hussman's husband, the late Herr Carl Hussman, during her brief
Transylvania Dracula begins his plan to rule the world. He creates soul
(a.k.a.,THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES).
** For more on Rex Rufus, and his role in a most deadly lineage, see Prof.
Transylvania Dracula-Prime finds himself at odds with a Puritan warrior
named Solomon Kane.*
* See file by Roy Thomas, "Castle of the Undead."
Transylvania Dracula-Prime again clashes with Solomon Kane.*
* See file by Roy Thomas entitled "Retribution in Blood."
the Vampire Women of Mexico transform a Spanish nobleman, Baron
Transylvania In the early part of the century, Dracula-Prime works with
the mysterious alchemist known as Dr. Septimus Pretorius to create a
new kind of soul-clone. The result is not only an identical but relatively
benevolent twin of Dracula, later referred to as Dracula-Vlad,
but also a hideous vampire of pure evil greatly resembling Graf Orlock,
the most well known of the Orlockian vampire strain, who was
designated Dracula-Olrox by Dracula-Prime in order to mock the name of
his famed vampiric rival.*
The Dracula-Olrox soul-clone was later recruited by the powerful rogue
soul-clone Dracula-Mathias for a few missions on the inter-dimensional
Castlevania construct. After arriving on Castlevania, Dracula-Olrox found
his dark powers greatly enhanced, which included the ability to
shape-shift into a giant semi-humanoid reptilian creature.**
In at least one alternate future of the year 2037, this soul-clone, now
calling himself Commander Olrox, and more powerful than ever as a
result of calling upon the 'Forces of Chaos' (possibly the energies of the
Lovecraftian entity Asathoth), attempted to conquer the entire world. In
this incident, he had the loyalty of Graham's Cult (who followed the
teachings of notorious cult leader Graham Jones), and the greatly
empowered Olrox Clone even challenged Death Himself in this
* See Prof. Dennis Power's article, Best Fangs Forward.
Perhaps unrivaled vampire expert Prof. Zahir Blue should be consulted to
Transylvania Dracula-Prime, feeling his powers weakening, immerses
himself in his secret tomb. Before he does so he transforms a Hungarian
scholar named Prof. Anton Zeleska, who sought his aid in a vengeful
plot, into a soul-clone. Dracula-Prime names this clone Lejos, and
creates for him the alias of Count Lejos Zeleska.
Lejos is given Dracula's ring. As Dracula-Prime begins his 40-year
Geneva Having grafted a new set of internal organs into their alchemical
Mexico El Caballero En Mascarado De Plata (The Silver Masked
Horseman) tangles with Baron Brakola.
The masked hero slays several of Brakola's vampire minions, but Baron
Austria Countess Dolingen Graz summons the UN-dead aristocracy:
The Karnsteins of Styria
Llanwelly, Wales Birth of Sir Martin Talbot, Lord of Talbot Castle.
Geneva, Switzerland Birth of Victor Frankenstein, first son of Baron
Alphonse Frankenstein and his wife, Caroline Beaufort.
Hamburg While pursuing the Monster, Victor Frankenstein I has a
brief affair with a young woman. He then abandons her, not knowing that
she was pregnant.*