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Lucas Cross is Blade's long-lost father. His story began in the 1920s, convicted of a crime he didn't commit and imprisoned in Latveria, dying of cancer at the same time. He thought he would never see his lover Tara Brooks and their unborn son (who would become Blade) ever again. While he was there, he started talking with his fellow inmate, and he told him his story, and was offered a way to survive his illness, get out of his sentence, and see his family again. Cross asked him, "What's the catch?", and the catch was that he was a vampire, he killed Lucas and transformed him into a fellow vampire like him after which they both escaped. In the modern day, Lucas Cross captured Blade, revealing his paternity, and at the same time trying to fulfill a prophecy. He tried compelling Blade to drink the blood of a young virgin girl. He chained Blade up with her and starved him in an effort to force him to drink her blood or die; at first it looked like Blade was going to succumb to his vampire blood-lust, but resisted by literally chewing off his own hand to escape instead of giving in. However, Blade unwittingly fulfills part of the prophecy when he drained the blood of Draconis, a vampire priest. Cross used his position as a member of the benign Order or Tyrana to win Blade's trust.[1]


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Lucas Cross possesses conventional vampire powers including enhanced strength (lifting 1500 lbs.), speed, stamina, agility, and reflexes. He is immune to aging, conventional disease, and most forms of injury. Cross has limited psychic powers to control others with a glance or after drinking their blood.


Cross commands immense political and financial resources and is fully tapped into the levers of power.


He must drink blood regularly to survive and is vulnerable to silver, garlic, sunlight, a wooden stake through the heart, and religious symbols. He does not cast reflections and usually cannot enter a house without an invitation.



The Sibyl, a scrying device

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