Appearing in "A Song for Marianne!"
- Count Marcos De La Triana (First and only known appearance; dies)
- Europe (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "A Song for Marianne!"
A vampire named Marianne has come to Dracula asking for him to kill her once and for all. She explains her life story to both Dracula and his wife Domini how she has crossed paths with Dracula many times:
The first time was in 1875, when she was only four years old, she was the daughter of Captain Cutlass a pirate that would attempt to rob a French ship. He would have the unfortunate luck of robbing the very one that Dracula was using as a transport ship, and her father would be turned into a vampire by Dracula for his troubles.
The next time she would meet Dracula would be in 1903, having moved to Vienna, Italy, she would keep her father bound and steal blood for him so that he may continue living his unlife. After stealing some blood she would just happen to be Dracula's random victim of the night. However, before Dracula could feed upon her, she would drop the bottles of stolen blood, causing them to smash on the ground. This would upset Dracula, and delay his feeding enough for Cutlass to break free. Cutlass would be killed fighting Dracula, who would lose his desire for killing and leave the girl alone to mourn the death of her father.
Her next encounter with Dracula would happen in Rome in 1926, Marianne would be married to Count Marcos De La Triana. De La Triana would earn Dracula's ire when he would refuse to help ship coffins to America making him a target for Dracula's revenge. He would attack De La Triana when he is out on a drive with his new bride. Recognizing Marianne, he would spite her by killing her husband. Marcos would return three days later as a vampire to turn her into one as well. They would live happily for years living off stolen blood until Marcos was killed by Blade the vampire hunter days previous. With nothing left to live for, Marianne asks Dracula to put her to rest. Dracula agrees to do so for her, gladly accepting the stake she has prepared to commit the deed.
She would finish her story by telling him that...
Appearing in "Lost: One Vampire!"
Synopsis for "Lost: One Vampire!"
Frank Drake is having a meeting with Harold H. Harold, Aurora Rabinowitz and Quincy Harker. Frank wonders what has gotten into Rachel who had issue with Frank when he was a coward and now more so now that he has learned to be brave while fighting Dracula. Quincy and the others offer no solutions, and Frank decides to instead focus his energy on hunting Dracula again.
Harold is upset that Dracula never finished the interview he was promised and with some coaxing from Aurora, Harold agrees to accompany Frank in hunting down Dracula. They leave to go hunt the vampire king once more unaware that Rachel has watched their departure, and believes that Frank is heading for a failure and decides to go after them not wishing someone else to die due to Frank's apparent foolishness. While back inside, Aurora leaves Quincy to write another article for her magazine, leaving Quincy alone. Quincy suddenly begins to suffer a heart attack but manages to take one of his pills. He reassures the worried Saint that he is going to be all right.
Appearing in "Doppelganger!!"
- Blade Doppelganger (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Doppelganger!!"
Blade and Hannibal King have resumed their search for Deacon Frost, their trail leading them to yet another apartment. Hannibal suggests that they enter in quietly, however Blade will have none of that and decides to kick down the front door and burst in with wood knives drawn. He is in for the shock of a lifetime when he finds out that the stories of Frost having a doppelganger of Blade are true, and worse this doppelganger is also a vampire! Face to face at last, the vampire doppelganger tells Blade that they will fight to the finish and that it will succeed in destroying Blade. This story is continued next issue....