Blade – Vampire Hunter

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Blade is a vampire hunter(a.k.a. “The Daywalker”) featured on the Spike TV fantasy series BLADE: THE SERIES (2006).

Blade’s human mother was bitten by a vampire while she was pregnant. When Blade (Sticky Fingaz) was born, he had all of the strengths and powers of a vampire, and none of their weaknesses (sunlight, silver, garlic) except one, a craving for human blood. He keeps his cravings for blood in check by injecting a special serum.

Blade joined forces with a woman named Krista Starr (Jill Wagner), a veteran of the Irag War, who sought to find the killer of her brother, Zack. Unfortunately, Krista is turned into a vampire against her will when she gets injected with the blood of a vampire belonging to Marcus Van Sciver (Neil Jackson), a powerful and evil vampire. Blade rescues Krista from Van Sciver and gives her a serum which she must take twice a day to keep her thirst for blood under control.

Meanwhile Blade reveals, that Krista’s brother, Zack was actually working for him. Blade then recruits Krista to secretly work with Sciver’s organization to provide him with information. So reluctantly teaming with Blade, the determined duo scour the streets of Detroit seeking to vanquish vampires and their agents who have infiltrated every level of human society, in particular an organization known as the House of Cththon, of which Marcus Van Sciver is a high-ranking member.

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Blade’s arsenal of weapons to fight vampires comes from Shen (Nelson Lee), a fellow vampire fighter and techno-wizard.

Shen’s weaponry includes a UV Boomerang that emits a blast of ultraviolet light to destroy vampires. Blade’s weapon of choice is a silver-plated knife or sword which causes a vampire to turn to fiery embers and ash when impaled.

On the series finale, Marcus Sciver, who was secretly developing a “vaccine” to render vampires immune to all their traditional weaknesses; sunlight, silver, garlic, etc. revealed that the vaccine project was actually an effort to develop a virus to kill all of the ruling class vampires. When BLade learns of his plan, he assists Marcus in his project which he called the Aurora Project.

NOTE: When Blade smells the scent of blood, his fangs protrude. The TV series is based on the Marvel Comic character which inspired the movie Blade (1998) and its sequels Blade II (2002), and Blade: Trinity (2004) starring Wesley Snipes as Eric Brooks, “The Daywalker.”

Blade: The Series (IMDB)
Blade: The Series – Trailer (Video)
Blade 1,2,3 and TV Series TRAILERS (Video)
Blade: The Animated Series (IMDB)
Blade: The Movie (IMDB)
Blade II (IMDB)
Blade: Trinity (IMDB)

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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