Marvel is home to many characters, and vampires are one of them. But when it comes to the MCU, they haven’t been introduced yet apart from a cheeky mention in the Disney+ series Loki. These creatures of the night are an important part of Marvel Comics and are soon coming to the Cinematic Universe as well. So before that happens, let’s talk about the 8 most powerful vampires in Marvel. Check it out!
1. Deacon Frost
Deacon Frost first appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #13 and is the reason why Blade became a vampire hunter. He was called to assist Blade’s mother during birth. But he attacked her, fleed, ad Blade miraculously survived. Frost is not only strong but intelligent as well. He is a skilled scientist and creator, and highly manipulative.
Lilith first appeared in Giant-Size Thrillers Featuring The Curse of Dracula. She was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan as a female counterpart to the king of all vampires. She is the daughter of the world’s most famous vampire, Dracula. Moreover, just like Blade, she also has all the strengths of a vampire but none of their weaknesses. Lilith can also transform into a bat or mist in order to escape.
3. Baron Blood
Baron first debuted in the pages of The Invaders. Even though there have been several characters of the same name, the original was created by Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins. Blood was an ally to the Nazis as he fought against Captain America, Bucky, Toro, Namor, and the original android Human Torch. He proved his worth by showing his super strength and flying abilities.
4. Michael Morbius
Morbius, a biologist, is a result of an experiment gone wrong. He attempted to cure his rare blood disease but instead turned himself into a living vampire. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101. The reason why Morbius makes this list is that his ability to adapt and his intellect make him different from any other vampire. Over the years, he’s fought many superheroes and proven his worth.
5. Nina Price
Nina Price is the niece of Marvel’s most famous werewolf, Jack Russell. Naturally, when she turned 18, she inherited her family’s curse and began turning into a wolf. But the reason why she stands out is that while she was searching for the cure, she was bit by a vampire. As a result, she became a hybrid of both the creatures. Nina Price was created by Jeff Parker and Federica Manfredi for Amazing Fantasy #10 in 2005.
Blade is what a vampire fears as he has hunted down these night creatures throughout his life. In the comics, he has also fought alongside teams such as the Avengers and the Midnight Sons. He was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, the Daywalker that first appeared in The Tomb of Dracula #10. He is an expert swordsman and skilled fighter.
Dracula has fought off against heroes like the X-Men and made his debut in The Tomb of Dracula #1. Frank Drake, his descendant, resurrected Dracula when they went to investigate his old family castle. Drake’s friend Clifton opened the tomb and released the monster into the world. The real reason why he is a threat is that he is a master of hypnotism apart from superhuman strength. The reason why he has an edge over everyone is that he is also a master swordsman and military strategist.
Xarus is basically bad blood. He is Dracula’s son who finds his father’s leadership outdated, so Xarus stakes his father for the throne. He first appeared in the 2010 one-shot issue, Death of Dracula, written by Victor Gischler. Xarus later would fight against the likes of the X-Men and Blade in the crossover series, Curse of the Mutants. He’s a deceptive villain who would go to any lengths to achieve his malicious intent.