Some vampires look at us exclusively as food, while others may sympathize with mortals or even have good intentions. But one thing remains unchanged, they all drink human blood. Because of this, ghouls will always be hunted. Vampire hunters have the will, the skills, and the right tools to find and exterminate. From classic garlic and aspen stakes to samurai katanas, flash grenades and automatic crossbows. Let's talk about the most powerful vampire hunters in pop culture.
Some of them are children of the night who have stood up to protect humanity. Others did not become hunters of their own free will. And for still others, killing vampires is a family affair. But they all have one thing in common, the desire to plant bloodsuckers on an aspen stake.
Solomon Kane from the work of Robert Howard, who also created Conan the Barbarian, is an adamant Puritan of the 16th century, dresses in all black and wanders the world destroying all kinds of monsters, demons and of course vampires.
The character has appeared in several short stories, but has also been a hero in films, comics, and even video games. Solomon Kane is the standard, a lone killer, single-minded and unmerciful. He tracks supernatural evil in Europe and Africa, always completing what he started to the end. But vampires on this hunt are only one of the targets, that is, Solomon is not prepared to fight exclusively with them.
Killing vampires is a family affair
A family that kills vampires together is a real nightmare for every ghoul. The Belmont clan, from the Castlevania video game series, has confronted Dracula and his minions for centuries using a rather unusual weapon - the whip, nicknamed the vampire killer. Each generation of Belmonts kills the reborn Dracula, who regularly resurrects so that the guys have someone to beat.
This tradition began in 1450 by Trevor Belmont and Sonia Belmont. Their ancestors also hunted down and killed evil spirits, and most likely they would gladly stab Dracula, if he already existed then.
Blade is undeniably the star of the vampire hunters. However, Abraham Whistler plays a large role in Blade's life as a mentor, father, and knowledgeable and trained slayer of the undead.
Whistler became a vampire hunter after his entire family was taken by a cruel vampire who did not kill, but mock the young Abraham. When Whistler finds young Blade and realizes how strong the half-vampire boy is, he trains him and develops a serum to suppress his lust for blood. Whistler turns Blade into a skilled vampire slayer and fights with him against the children of the night, whom he hates so much.
In John Carpenter's 1998 film Vampires, Jack Crowe leads a team of vampire hunters until almost all of them are killed in ambush by the first and therefore most powerful vampire. Jack is one of the two survivors on the team, pursuing the main vampire, who seeks the Catholic religion, allowing him to become invulnerable to sunlight.
With the help of a priest, a prostitute and the only living member of the team, Crowe manages to foil the vampire's plans and kill him halfway to his goal. Along the way, Crowe brutally beats the priest and kills many lesser vampires. Yes, Jack Crow is not the nicest person, but he does his job well, and when it comes to vampires, that's the main thing.
Abraham van Helsing
Professor van Helsing is not a super-powerful vampire hunter like many on this list. However, he is the most famous vampire hunter of all. An expert in the occult, van Helsing sheds light on the nature of vampires and how they are killed.
In the novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, he tries to kill the ghoul of the same name. Van Helsing appears in countless adaptations of Dracula. Often as the most experienced and skilled vampire hunter.
Anita Blake is the main character in the fantasy novel series Anita Blake. Vampire Hunter". He is a professional add-on hunter who works with the police to stop supernatural threats. In the world of Blake, the existence of supernatural beings is common knowledge, which means that someone must control the creatures that break the law.
Blake is not only a vampire hunter, but also a necromancer. She can raise the dead to interrogate them. Throughout the book series, Blake gains additional powers, often from encounters with powerful vampires. Although she is very good at what she does, she often approaches supernatural beings, whom she must capture and execute.
In Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend and many of its adaptations, Robert Neville is the last person on earth to escape the disease that turns humans into vampires. Neville spends his days destroying sleeping vampires by driving stakes into their hearts. And at night, when vampires become active, he barricades himself in his house.
As Neville investigates the cause of the disease, he also identifies the best ways to exterminate vampires, including traps using sunlight. Over time, Neville becomes so effective in killing vampires that he attracts the attention of a new community that has learned to live with the disease.
The red duke and my lady
The manga and anime series "Hellsing" are dedicated to the work of the secret organization of the same name, which aims to protect Britain from supernatural beings. The organization is run by Integra Hellsing, the great-granddaughter of Abraham van Helsing. She is absolutely committed to her country and her mission. It also ensures that the organization effectively eradicates supernatural evil.
Of course, the organization has a not-so-secret weapon in the form of the almost invincible vampire Alucard. Integra is the owner of Alucard. And when things get tough, the vampire is Integra's only hope of getting her job done successfully. Fortunately, Hellsing is usually capable of dealing with all kinds of threats even without the help of a tame vampire.
Blonde with character - Buffy Summers
It would seem that this girl is just one of many in a long line of vampire slayers, but she has her own characteristics. At first, Buffy resists his calling, but over time he achieves great success in the fight against vampires and all kinds of demons, more than once stopping the apocalypse.
Buffy is so passionate about her mission that she died twice and returned to this world to finish off another portion of the undead. Towards the end of the series, she also decides to share her power with other would-be assassins. Beyond physical skills, her strength of character, including her belief in others, makes her truly exceptional. And the blonde's arsenal would have looked more appropriate in the Middle Ages.
The creator of Buffy, the famous director Joss Whedon, tried to break the stereotype that at first glance a fragile girl in a horror movie would only scream and hide behind the back of a tough guy.