Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8772) vampire
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Presumably other vampires
Enemies: Humanity as a whole
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The first vampire," "the Vampire"
Base of Operations: Windsor, North Carolina, USA
First Appearance: Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 (February, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: While Blade was a vampire
with a lust for human blood, it was unrevealed if he possessed the
typical, traditional abilities that most vampires had, including the
ability to transform into a bat and enhanced physical attributes. He
did possess at least a slowed aging process, if not complete
immortality, as well the ability to destroy any virus consumed within
the blood of his victims.
Height: 6'2" (presumably)
Weight: 215 lbs. (presumably)
History: (Marvel Knights Millennial Visions
2001 - "Humanity's Last Hope" (fb) - BTS) - Born nearly two hundred
years ago, the man known as Blade became the world's first vampire and
was unable to contract Earthly diseases. By 2021, when humanity was on
the verge of creating a cure to its greatest threat, the HIV virus, the
virus began mutating and splitting into ten different strains, even
multiplying several times within a 24 hour period. No longer limited to
blood transfusions or intimate contact, the now-airborne HIV virus
became also infectious via perspiration and hair follicles. The
worldwide spread of the virus incited quarantine and martial law as
governments went bankrupt combatting the disease and the rich spent
fortunes on personal scientists to find a cure.
(Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 - "Humanity's
Last Hope") - In 2025, Blade was captured in Windsor, North
Carolina, where extensive testing proved that he was 197 years old and
immune to all Earthly diseases. Realizing that vampire blood was the
key to destroying the HIV virus, as well as all diseases that
threatened the world, Earth's remaining military forces mobilized to
track down any and all vampires. Civilians soon joined in the hunt,
with some offering themselves as bait to lure out vampires, and the
vampire race was forced to retreat underground, feasting on rodents and
other animals. As captured vampires were intensely studied and
dissected, other vampires chose to die fighting rather than spending
their final days cowering in fear, leaving a once-predatory race to
become humanity's prey.
Comments: Created by Shawn Martinbrough.
One can only assume Earth-8772's Blade had the same
height and weight as his Earth-616 counterpart, although Blade-8772 was
a full vampire whereas Blade-616 was only a half-vampire.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-8772's Blade has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001, p39, splash page (Blade, main image)
Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 (February, 2002) - "Humanity's Last Stand" story - Shawn Martinbrough (text, art), no editor credited
Last updated: 03/20/17
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