Gaming’s greatest Draculas

The world's most famous vampire has had many faces - these are our favorites

Spotted in: Suikoden (PSOne, PS3), Suikoden II (PSOne)

Habits: Turning into clouds of bats, unsuccessfully kidnapping “brides,” playing pipe organs dramatically in front of stained-glass portraits of himself.

Great because: Proof that Draculas don’t always have to take center stage to be memorable, Neclord hits all the right notes for a minor villain: he’s pompous, overconfident and tends to prey on those weaker than himself. He’s not a traditional vampire, having been transformed by magic instead of blood-drinking or a curse, but the cape and affectation for pipe organs mark him as a classic Dracula.

However, he’s also proof that being a Dracula is sometimes skin-deep. He talks a good game, but Neclord’s a classic coward, and when his back is against the wall and his powers are taken away, he turns into a sniveling little bitch.

So long, Neclord. Out of all the Draculas on this list, your death was probably the most gratifying.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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