Real Name: Elliot Flanders
Identity/Class: Human vampire (kind of, see history)
Occupation: To tell his son that he loved
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Blade, Lori Ann Flanders, Theodore Flanders, Jimmy (the Flanders family's butler)
Enemies: Blade (kind of)
Known Relatives: Lori Ann (wife), Theodore (son)
Base of Operations: His family's house (outside of NYC I assume)
First Appearance: Blade II#6 (October, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: He had the normal weaknesses of a vampire, but he was nearly brain-dead and acted only on instinct. He needed to consume blood, but he only hunted small animals.
(Blade II#6 (fb) ) - One night Elliot and Lori Ann were on their way home after a dinner party when a vampire hunted by Blade jumped through their car window and clawed Elliot. When they reached hospital it was already too late for Elliot. He told Lori Ann that he loved her and died of an extremely lethal blood disease.Elliot didn't turn into a real vampire, but became a rare case called a "Huskie" among vampire-hunters. Days after his funeral he awakened in his coffin, dug a way to the surface, hid during the day and hunted small animals at night. He remembered how to open the window to his son's room from the outside and visited him every night for two months, but Theodore always screamed which drove Elliot away before he could tell his son that he loved him.
(Blade II#6) - Blade was hired by Lori Ann to find out why her son saw her husband every night. At night Blade dug up the empty coffin and then went back to the house with Lori Ann and Theodore. Elliot entered his son's room again, but Blade was there to catch Elliot and tie him to a chair. Blade sent Jimmy downstairs to call up Elliot's family and explained to them what he had become. Blade told Theodore to be brave and stand in front of his father and Elliot finally got the chance to tell his son that he loved him. After he was done Blade sent Elliot's family away and killed Elliot Flanders, who was awaiting his death.
Comments: Created by Christopher Hinz (writer) & Homs (artist).
Blade II was the title published under the MAX imprint. So, don't buy it for your kids.
In Blade III#12 a prophecy was fulfilled that brought back all vampires that ever died. This most likely included Flanders as well. We'll have to wait if he resurfaces.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
The Flanders family has no known connections to
Lori Ann Flanders
She was on her way home with Elliot when they were attacked by the vampire and she was with him at deathbed where Elliot told her that he loved her. When her son began to see his father she thought he was having visions. Lori Ann went to psychiatrists with Theodore, but had enough of them after three weird solutions. Rosa Belinski knew that the vampire was running from Blade and recommended him to Lori Ann. She was at first surprised that Blade was black, but then told him the whole story although she first thought he was just going to dig up her husband to show Theodore that his father was still dead. Watched by Lori Ann and Theodore, Blade really dug up the empty coffin and then went back home with the Flanders. There Lori Ann learned from Blade what had become of her husband and could see Elliot for one last time. After Elliot was destroyed Blade told Lori Ann that the vampire that infected her husband was running from him, but Lori Ann forgave him because it wasn't Blade's fault. From this day on Lori Ann went with Rosa Belinski to Dr. Constance Whyte, who led a group therapy for people that were aware of vampires.
He was Elliot's five-year-old son who was visited by his vampirized father every night for two months. His mother believed that he had visions and went with him to psychiatrists. The first said visions were a normal part of the grieving process, the second prescribed tranquilizers and the third wanted Theodore to undergo rebirthing. With Blade's help Lori Ann found out that Theodore really saw his father. Blade enabled Elliot to tell his son that he loved him and Theodore got the chance to tell his father that he loved him too. Theodore later asked Blade if his father was a good monster and after thinking for a second Blade did the right thing and told Theodore that his father definitely was a good monster.
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Blade II#6, p15, pan4 (main image)
p9, pan3 (head shot)
p20, pan5 (Lori Ann)
p20, pan3 (Theodore)
Blade II#6 (October, 2002) - Christopher Hinz (writer), Homs (artist), Bronwyn Taggart (editor)
Last updated: 06/09/06
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