Real Name: Nimrod

Identity/Class: Human (Transylvanian) vampire (1400's)

Occupation: Apparent ruler of Earth's vampires, former soldier

Group Membership: Leader of his own band of vampire followers

Affiliations: Lala Viteazul, Varnae, other vampires

Enemies: Dracula

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Lord of the Undead

Base of Operations: Transylvania, 1400's

First Appearance: Dracula Lives#3 (October, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Nimrod possessed the conventional powers of a vampire, able to transform into mist, mesmerize others. After drinking Varnae's blood, Nimrod was able to lift 1 ton, and could command other vampires to oeby his will.

Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 285 lbs.
Eyes: Red
Hair: Black and grey

History: (Bizarre Adventures#33) - Nimrod was chosen by Varnae, lord of Earth's vampires, to serve as a means to test Dracula to see if he was worthy of assuming his place. Varnae allowed Nimrod to drink some of his blood, making him more powerful than a typical vampire.

(Dracula Lives#3) - Nimrod had his vampires bring Dracula to his cavern base, and presented himself to Dracula as King of Earth's Vampires. He demanded that Dracula pledge his allegiance to him, but Dracula refused. Nimrod decided to make an example of Dracula, and declared that they would meet in combat with wooden stakes the following evening. Nimrod attempted to have his servant Lala seduce Dracula that night, but he spurned her.

When the time came, Dracula soon found himself overwhelmed, unable to match Nimrod's strength and fighting prowess. Nimrod nearly staked him in the heart, but Dracula turned into mist just in time to save himself. Lala attempted to aid Nimrod, but Dracula sensed her attack, and used her as a human shield against Nimrod. Nimrod accidentally staked her through the heart, and was enraged. He charged at Dracula, only to be flung by Dracula into a wooden stake. Nimrod crumbled into dust, and Dracula declared himself the new lord of Earth's vampires.

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, John Buscema and Syd Shores.

In Blade III#12 a prophecy was fulfilled that brought back all vampires that ever died. This most likely included Nimrod and Lala as well. We'll have to wait if they resurface.
--Markus Raymond

by Prime Eternal

Nimrod should not be confused with:

Lala Viteazul was a female vampire follower of Nimrod. Nimrod sent her to seduce Dracula before their battle, but Dracula was apalled by her when he realized she was a vampire like him. When Dracula and Nimrod dueled, Lala attempted to aid Nimrod by staking Dracula from behind, but Dracula sensed her attack, and held her in front of himself as a human shield. Nimrod accidentally staked her through the heart, and she turned into dust.

--Dracula Lives#3

Images taken from:
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #20, Vampires entry
Dracula Lives#3, page 8, panel 1
Dracula Lives#3, page 9, panel 7

Dracula Lives#3 (October, 1973) - Marv Wolfman (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Syd Shores (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Bizarre Adventures#33 (December, 1982) - Steve Perry (writer), Steve Bissette (artist), Denny O'Neil (editor)

Last updated: 09/09/13

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