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Top 10 Video Game Vampires

VO: Dan Paradis
Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean The infamous creatures of the night have made their mark on the Video Game World. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Video Game Vampires. For this list, we’ve chosen the characters from video games that both fit and break the conventional framework of what is considered a vampire. Our choices are based on a mixture of fan-votes, popularity and own personal preferences. We’re sticking to one per franchise. and there will be the odd spoiler here and there, so a spoiler warning is officially in effect.
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Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Top 10 Video Game Vampires


The infamous creatures of the night have made their mark on the Video Game World. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down out picks for the top ten video game vampires.

For this list, we’ve chosen the characters from video games that both fit and break the conventional framework of what is considered a vampire. Our choices are based on a mixture of fan-votes, popularity and own personal preferences. We’re sticking to one per franchise. and there will be the odd spoiler here and there, so a spoiler warning is officially in effect.

#10: Remilia Scarlet
“Touhou Project” series (1995-)


It’s amazing how cute girls and bullet hell gameplay go hand in hand. A long running character of the ever-expanding franchise, Remilia was originally the final boss of series’ sixth instalment, though has since become a playable character. The owner of the pleasantly named Scarlet Devil Mansion, she has a reputation for being something of a brat despite being over five hundred years old. You might find her cute, you might find her annoying, but whatever you do don’t underestimate her because this little lady packs a hell of a punch.

#9: Nitara
“Mortal Kombat” series (1995-)


In a fighting game franchise where you have a humanoid lizard, robots, a thunder god and even the freaking Predator, is it any surprise we got a vampire competing in the bloodiest tournament of all time? First introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Nitara encompasses many of the classic vampire traits; a seductive appearance and tendency to rip a combatant’s throat out with her teeth to name a few. While she’s been largely absent from the series since the reboot, we’re hoping she gets a good “revamp” so we can see her make a blood-soaked return to form!

#8: Demitri Maximoff
“Darkstalkers” series (1994-)


This former resident of Makai is a classic a vampire as you can get in terms of origin and personality. After being banished by Belial Morrigan, Demitri spent a good number of decades recovering his strength, dining on the blood of innocent girls and gathering his forces before he was ready for a rematch. Able to summon both bats and flames, he’s a stellar choice for any newcomers to the fighting franchise. Of course we can’t talk about Demitri without mentioning his famous, or rather infamous, technique that involves turning his opponents into more arousing forms before he drains them clean of blood. Oh, Demitri, you scoundrel.

#7: Serana
“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard” (2012)


Creatures of the night have always held a spot in Elder Scrolls lore, but without a doubt their highlight came from Skyrim’s DLC. Following a sudden assault, the Dragonborn discovers the sleeping body of Serana, one of the last pureblood vampires. What follows is a thrilling quest to stop her psychotic father Lord Harkon from fulfilling a prophecy that would give their kind dominion over all of Skyrim. Not only is the questline a blast to play, it offers interaction with one of the most interesting and conflicted NPCs the franchise has ever created. Dammit Bethesda, why couldn’t we marry her?!

#6: Rachel Alucard
“Blazblue” series (2008-)


She may appear to be an upper-class brat who looks down on everyone…and you’d be right. She also happens to be one of the more powerful characters in the franchise! As BlazBlue’s resident vampire, Rachel was one of the few characters well aware of the endless cycle of destruction that time was constantly looping. Pushing key characters in an attempt to break said loop, her purpose in the game’s overall narrative is nothing short of vital. As a combatant herself, she uses her shapeshifting servants and mastery of the dark arts to dish out some major damage! It would be in your best interest to not insult this little lady.

#5: Smiling Jack
“Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines” (2004)


When you’ve got an entire city filled with various vampire clans, you’re bound to meet a few rebels here and there. By far the most entertaining is good old Smiling Jack, a key member of the Anach Movement and a freedom fighter that lives to disrupt the rules and regulations of modern vampire society, who just so happens to share the same voice as Bender and Jake the Dog. He’s got a shaper wit than most people give him credit for, while he could rip you to pieces with his bare hands, he’s also able to use his influence in order to eliminate those who would normally be considered untouchable. Just ask Sebastian LeCroix.

#4: Vamp
“Metal Gear Solid” series (1998-)


You might be wondering why this member of Dead Cell and expert killer is called Vamp. Is it because he likes to taste the blood of his victims? Is due to the fact he can come back from a bullet to the head? Well, to quote Solid Snake (xref). This doesn’t make him any less of a dangerous adversary however, as he’s managed to go toe to toe with Snake and severely injure Raiden with nothing but a knife. Thanks to the nanomachines coursing through his veins, his agility and seeming invulnerability makes him a deadly enemy to go up against. Thankfully it’s nothing a little injection can’t fix.

#3: Kain
“Legacy of Kain” series (1996-2003)


Constantly blurring the line between antihero and villain, Kain was first introduced as a victim of assassination, only to be restored as a vampire seeking vengeance. His hunt for blood eventually lead to him embracing the curse he had been given, deifying him among his brethren. We also have to give a shout out to Raziel, Kain’s former lieutenant who he discarded once he showed signs of surpassing him. Resurrected as a reaver of souls, the two have come to blows on multiple occasions, though it eventually comes to pass that two are the only ones capable of bringing balance to Nosgoth.

#2: Rayne
“BloodRayne” (2001-11)


Before Uwe Boll was tarnishing her reputation with those horrific direct-to-DVD flicks, Rayne was a poster girl for badass female protagonists, decapitating vampireseverywhere she went with the sole goal of slaying the man who violated and killed her mother. An inherently sensual but always calm warrior, this half-vampire is armed with a sick set of blades, a thirst for blood and a whole host of supernatural abilities. Still not impressed? Well there was that one time she managed to stop the Nazis from summoning the Devil.

Before we reveal out number one pick here are a few bloodthirsty honourable mentions.

Jericho Cross
“Darkwatch” (2005)

Slayer
“Guilty Gear” (1998-)

Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods
“Bloodborne” (2015)

#1: Alucard
“Castlevania” series (1986-)


He may not have been the first person to take on the eternal threat that is Dracula, he wasn’t even the original Castlevania protagonist, but there’s no one we’d bet money on to take out the Vampire King than this guy. Son of Dracula and a human mother, Alucard possesses many of the gifts his father has, including shapeshifting and dark magic. Despite his vampire heritage, Alucard lacks a hatred for humanity and shown to be capable of love. Since he really is the main character in the franchise, he easily beats out his father for the Top Spot

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