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Whistler explains that he and Blade have been waging a secret war against vampires using weapons based on their elemental weaknesses, such as sunlight and silver. As Karen is now "marked" by the bite of a vampire, both he and Blade tell her to leave the city. Meanwhile, at a meeting of vampire elders, Frost, the leader of a faction of younger vampires, is rebuked for trying to incite war between vampires and humans.

As Frost and his kind were not born as vampires and are therefore not pure-bloods, they are considered socially inferior. In response, Frost has one of the elders executed and strips the others of their authority. Upon returning to her apartment, Karen is attacked by police officer Krieger, who is a " familiar ", a human slave controlled by a vampire. Blade subdues Krieger and uses information from him to locate an archive of vampire history. Later, at the hideout, Blade injects himself with a special serum that prevents him from succumbing to his desire to drink blood. However, the serum is beginning to lose its effectiveness due to overuse.

Krieger informs Frost of what happened, and Frost kills and eats Krieger.

While experimenting with the anticoagulant EDTA as a possible replacement, Karen discovers that it explodes when combined with vampire blood. She manages to synthesize a vaccine that can cure the infected, but learns that it will not work on a human-vampire hybrid like Blade. Karen is confident that she can cure Blade's bloodthirst but it would take her years of treating it.

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Frost and his men attack the hideout, infect Whistler, and abduct Karen. When Blade attempts to rescue Karen from Frost's penthouse, he is shocked to find his still alive mother, who reveals that she came back that very night and was brought in by Frost, who appears and reveals himself as the vampire who bit her. Blade is then subdued and taken to the Temple of Eternal Night, where Frost plans to perform the summoning ritual for La Magra, the vampire blood god. Karen is thrown into a pit to be devoured by Webb, who has transformed into a decomposing zombie-like creature.

Karen injures Webb with a sharp bone and escapes. Blade is drained of his blood, but Karen allows him to drink from her, causing him to recover. Frost completes the ritual and obtains the powers of La Magra. Blade confronts Frost after killing all of his minions, including Blade's mother.

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During their fight, Blade injects Frost with all of the syringes, causing his body to inflate and explode, killing him. Karen offers to help Blade cure himself, but he asks her to create a new serum instead. In a brief epilog , Blade confronts a vampire in Moscow. Goyer writing the script. According to Goyer, New Line originally wanted to do Blade as "something that was almost a spoof" before the writer convinced them otherwise. When Goyer first pitched the idea of doing a Blade film, the executives of New Line felt there were only three actors who could possibly do the role: Snipes, Denzel Washington , and Laurence Fishburne , but to Goyer, Snipes was always the perfect choice for Blade.

Marc Singer was the original choice for Whistler.

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Bruce Payne was also considered for the role of Frost. All sets were constructed, and all on-set filming occurred, in what was formerly the Redken Shampoo factory in Canoga Park. The British techno band The Prodigy were approached to do the soundtrack and score to the film but had to turn down the offer due to other commitments. The first cut of the film was minutes long and it had a disastrous test screening with audiences. Heavy edits and re-shoots were implemented which delayed the release date more than half a year. The most significant change was the addition of the final sword fight between Blade and Deacon Frost, which did not exist in the original cut.

In the original ending, Frost turned into La Magra and became a large swirling mass of blood instead of keeping his form. This was scrapped because they couldn't get the special effects to look right. It can be seen as a special feature on the DVD. Stan Lee originally had a cameo that was ultimately cut from the film. He played one of the cops that came in to the blood club during the aftermath and discover Quinn's body on fire. The scene where Karen and Deacon are talking about the cure for vampirism initially ran a bit longer and answered the question of how the vampires would feed if everybody was turned into a vampire.

They would keep some humans alive in giant blood bags to harvest them. The bags can still be seen in a doorway during the scene, and later played an integral part of the plot in Blade: Trinity [15]. The comic Blade used teakwood knives and was much more the everyman in his behavior and attitude. Though courageous and brave, he displayed flaws as well, such as an inability to get along with certain other supporting cast members and a hatred of vampires that bordered on fanaticism. The character was not originally a "daywalker" but a human being immune to being turned into a vampire.

In the midst of a war, these sorcerers utilized a resurrection ritual described in the text to raise their fallen enemies in hopes of creating a legion of unkillable soldiers. However, due to the dark influence of Chthon, these undead were too powerful for their would-be masters. In an act of rebellion, the vampires slew all of the sorcerers with the exception of one - the priest Varnae, the first vampire who used the spell to save himself from death.

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With Atlantis sinking below the sea, Varnae and his kin fled the continent and spread out into the world. As the eldest and most magically-endowed of his kind, Varnae reigned as the unchallenged lord of vampires for many millennia until finally ceding the title to Vlad III Dracula , a 15th Century Voivode of Wallachia and a notorious warlord known by the pseudonym of Vlad the Impaler.

Carrying the title well into the 21st Century, it was not until Doctor Strange - the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth - discovered a ritual within the Darkhold itself that could essentially reverse the magics of the original resurrection spell and exile all vampires into Chthon's realm. While the vampire race was rendered nearly extinct, some - including Dracula himself - survived and continues to propagate their brood. In the extermination event she was pierced by Ahab's spear and died, was buried next to Cable and Mimic.

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The vampires of the Marvel Universe share many of the same attributes of their literary counterparts. Their most common characteristics include superhuman strength and speed as well as superior senses and accelerated healing which can be further quickened by drinking fresh blood. Vampires who are centuries old are noted for being both physically stronger as well as more intellectually refined than younger vampires.

While this doesn't make then invincible to a seasoned supernatural hunter such as Blade , it does give them an advantage over their lesser kin. The transformation from a living creature to a vampire begins moments after a victim dies from being fed upon.

The vampiric enzyme introduced into their system triggers a metabolic change within their necrotic cells which produces a greenish preservative substance known as ichor. Provided the corpse remains undisturbed and with the heart and brain preserved, the ichor will begin to autonomously flow throughout the cardiovascular system; replacing the blood that was taken as it gradually reconstructs and reanimates the body over the course of several days. Even if a victim survives being fed upon, the presence of the enzyme in their blood will result in temporary anemia as well as a heightened susceptibility to psychic influence by their attacker.

It's also not unheard of for a victim to become erotically fixated on their attacker. Although uncommon, it is theoretically possible for a survivor to begin the transformation if they die before the enzyme leaves their system naturally. Additionally, it is possible for practiced vampires to drain a victim dry and not turn them by carefully sucking out the enzyme. All newborn vampires experience a dramatic increase in the power of both their bodies and their senses upon their resurrection. They can hear a heartbeat across a yard as well as see in complete darkness and follow a person's scent for miles.

Their skin is sensitive to body heat. Their strength and speed are likewise amplified; able to lift a single car with ease as well as cross a room almost instantaneously and even leap between buildings. This enabled them to catch and subdue any victim with minimal effort as well as making them highly lethal fighters. Only Count Dracula and his predecessor Varnae being known to lift more at 14 and 17 tons respectively due to their advanced age and special stance as ruler of Earth's vampire race.

The overall extent of a vampire's abilities depended upon the strength of the vampire's will. Exceptional Vampires with powerful wills, such as Dracula or Varnae, were capable of summoning and controlling thunderstorms , even though the mystical concentration required to do so left them extremely weak for a certain period of time. The Vampire's willpower could also determine the extent to which he or she could master their craving for blood and retain the same personality they had in life. However, most people that became Vampires quickly found themselves unable to resist the all consuming craving for blood.

They quickly degenerated into cruel and animalistic hunters of ordinary Human beings, even if these new Vampires had been kind and sensitive people in their mortal lives. Vampires could summon and control certain creatures such as bats , wolves , and rats. Vampires could also transform themselves into bats, and in the case of some Vampires, wolves, while retaining their Human intelligence in these forms.

Some Vampires could even become Human-sized bats. Vampires could also transform themselves into mist at will, while still retaining their normal consciousnesses in that form. A vampire could make most human beings into his or her temporary slave if he or she could catch their gaze for a sufficient amount of time, usually only a matter of seconds. Other traditional methods of killing vampires include decapitation and stuffing the severed head's mouth with garlic or a brick.

In fact, suspected vampire graves have been found with just such signs.

According to a Live Science article, "The body of the woman was found in a mass grave on the Venetian island of Nuovo Lazzaretto. Whether that burial reflected an accused vampire or not, other graves are much clearer. If your local villagers neglected to unearth and stake a suspected vampire and he or she has returned from the grave, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. The exact method varies around the world, but in some traditions the best way to stop a vampire is to carry a small bag of salt with you.

If you are being chased, you need only to spill the salt on the ground behind you, at which point the vampire is obligated to stop and count each and every grain before continuing the pursuit. If you don't have salt handy, some say that any small granules will do, including birdseed or sand.

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Salt was often placed above and around doorways for the same reason. Some traditions hold that vampires cannot enter a home unless formally invited in. This may have been an early form of the modern "stranger danger" warnings to children, a scary reminder against inviting unknown people into the house. There are, of course, a few truly vampiric animals, including leeches, lampreys and vampire bats.

And in all these cases the vampire's intent is to draw enough blood for sustenance, but not enough to kill the host. But what about human vampires? There are certainly many self-identified vampires who participate in gothic-inspired subcultures. Some host vampire-themed book clubs or secret bloodletting rituals; others wear capes or get vampire-fang dental implants. It's all frightening and fun, but blood drinking is another matter entirely. The problem is that blood is toxic; because it is so rich in iron — and because the human body has difficulty excreting excess iron — anyone who consumes blood regularly runs a real risk of haemochromatosis iron overdose , which can cause a wide variety of diseases and problems, including liver and nervous system damage.

In one form or another, vampires have been part of human culture and folklore in different forms for millennia, and the bloodsuckers show no signs of going away any time soon. Live Science.