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Count Vlad Drakul (1390 - unknown) was a notorious vampire who inspired the author Bram Stoker to create his famous character Count Dracula. Drakul had a son, Vlad the Impaler, who presumably shared his father's notorious reputation.
Behind the scenes
- Vlad II Dracul, (Vlad the Dragon), was an actual historical figure. He was a "voievod" (duke) of Wallachia (a region that corresponds with modern-day Southern Romania), and reigned from 1436 to 1442, and again from 1443 to 1447. However, his portrayal in the game is clearly based around Vlad Dracul's son, Vlad the Impaler.
- The real life Vlad Drakul was given the name Drakul because he belonged to the Order of the Dragon. The name Drakul came from the Romanian "drac" which originally mean "dragon" but later came to mean "devil." . In real life, it was Drakul's son Vlad the Impaler who was the inspiration for the Bram Stoker books. The name Drakula or Dragwlya meant "little dragon", "son of a dragon" or "son of Drakul"  .