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.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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