Real Name: Lady Turac Elianne
Identity/Class: Human, magic and technology user
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Saracen Associates, former poet
Group Membership: Leader of a group of mercenary commandos (Stefan, Ortega, Reuger)
Affiliations: Allegiance to N'Garai (Dark Gods); former lover of Aron and Stefan;
Enemies: Dracula, Kate Fraser, Quincy Harker
Known Relatives: Lord Turac (father, deceased); Lady Turac (mother, unnamed, deceased), unidentified brother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Saracen Associates Headquarters, London?, England; formerly Turkey
Education: Well-educated by 15th century standards, trained in black magic
First Appearance: Giant-Size Dracula#3 (December, 1974)
Powers: Elianne was immortal, in that she did not age: she could be killed by conventional means. She had some knowledge of black magic, specializing in vampire lore. She was an experienced businesswoman. She was trained in armed and unarmed combat, as well as in military strategy. She was especially skilled with the long sword. She was blind, but possessed eldritch powers which enabled her to sense vampires.
Her headquarters at Saracen Associated was outfitted with advanced equipment for a variety of purposes. In addition to brainwashing equipment, there were numerous weapons designed to be effective against vampires. There were scanners to detect a vampire's presence regardless of their form, lasers, ultra-high frequency sound, surfaces that could be transformed to display crosses
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: White, formerly blue
History: Elianne Turac, as a young woman, returned to her father's castle in the autumn of 1459 to find her entire court slaughtered. Her father, a leader in the Turk army, had conquered Vlad Dracula and his Transylvanian armies, but became his first victim when Dracula transformed into a vampire. Lord Turac was similarly transformed three days later, and slaughtered his own court. After killing his daughter's lover, Aron, he attacked her as well, but was impaled and destroyed on her spear. With his last breath, Lord Turac named Dracula as the one responsible for his transformation, and commanded Elianne to find him and destroy him. Elianne beheaded her father to prevent his resurrection, and vowed to avenge him, even if it took an eternity.
Elianne spent the next year training in the black arts. She performed a ritual involving the sacrifice of a young boy to "Gods that rule the Dark Places" in exchange for immortality to enable her to battle her immortal enemy. The Gods found the life of the boy insufficient, and in addition, they took her innocence, her joy, her love, and her vision.
Elianne spent the next several hundred years building a wealthy and successful business as well as assembling an army of highly trained commandos. Much of her empire was built upon drug sales. In the modern era, she and her men kidnapped Quincy Harker and slew an entire restaurant full of people to eliminate witnesses. Elianne's torturer, Reuger, spent the next several days torturing Harker in an effort to learn the Montesi Formula. When that failed, she had him transported to her country estate, where she planned to gain the information through her sorcery. However, Harker escaped from the mercenaries, only to find himself at the mercy of Dracula. While mesmerized by him, Harker informed Dracula of Lady Turac's existence, location, and plans. Harker was saved from vampirism by the timely arrival of the police, and taken to a hospital, where he recovered.
Dracula mesmerized a woman, Ruth Caulderon, to become his pawn. While he infiltrated Saracen Associates and made his way through a series of traps, Caulderon entered the local power plant that supplied Turac's building. Caulderon deactivated the power in mid-attack, allowing Dracula to recover and confront Elianne herself. She succeeded in wounding Dracula, before he overpowered her and slew her lover, Stefan. Not wanting to become a vampire, she attempted to commit suicide, but was mentally immobilized and subsequently bitten by Dracula. Three days later, however, just before she could revive as a vampire, Kate Fraser, a psychic assisting Scotland Yard, located Saracen Associates and put a stake through Elianne's heart, destroying her.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Don Heck.
Elianne Turac has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1970's Handbook. In Marvel Atlas#1 it was revealed that the Dark Gods connected with Elianne were the N'Garai.
Giant-Size Dracula#3 (December, 1974) - Chris Claremont (writer), Don Heck (pencils), Frank Springer (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 09/05/13
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