Blade is a character from Marvel Comics who is a half-vampire hybrid and a vampire hunter.
Eric Brooks, the man later known as Blade, was born in 1929. His father, Lucas Cross, a member of the secret society the Order of Tyrana, sent his pregnant wife Tara to England before he was taken prisoner in Latveria. There she took the name Vanessa Brooks and found shelter with brothel owner Madame Vanity, another member of the Order of Tyrana. Experiencing labor complications, Tara was forced to seek a doctor's assistance.
The doctor, Deacon Frost, was actually a vampire and feasted on the woman as she gave birth, passing on a series of enzymes that altered her baby. The enzymes entered the infant's bloodstream, transforming him into a Dhampir - a being tainted by a vampire's kiss, but not converted. In other words half-man, half-vampire. Frost was driven away before he could slay the child, but Tara perished, leaving the orphaned Eric Brooks to be raised at Madame Vanity's brothel.
Though Blade is crusading against forces that are a threat to humanity, he is also a loner by nature and does not take orders well. For this reason and also the nature of the foes he fights he often operates outside society, and rarely interacts with other superheroes.
Powers and Stats
Name: Eric Brooks, Blade
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: Likely in his 70s, physically in his early 30s or 40s
Classification: Dhampir (Human/Vampire hybrid)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, master martial artist and skilled combatant, expert swordsman and marksman, weapons expert, immunity to vampire vulnerabilities such as sunlight, Longevity, Regeneration (Mid-Low), Enhanced Senses, and several others
Lifting Strength: At least Class 5 (Stronger than Captain America. Able to lift heavy weapons and swing them around easily)
Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class
Durability: Multi-City Block level
Range: Extended melee range, higher with other various devices
Standard Equipment: A stylized double edge sword with an acid-etched titanium blade, teakwood daggers; Adamantium, acid-etched swords; Kevlar body armor; automatic and semi-automatic firearms converted for use with hollow-point, garlic-filled silver bullets; and a variety of portable, custom-designed weapons that employ silver, garlic, sunlight, ultraviolet rays and anti-coagulants.
Intelligence: Master martial artist, swordsman, marksman, can speak multiple languages and has years of experience in fighting vampires, demons, and all kinds of enemies
Weaknesses: None notable
Note: There are many versions of Blade, this profile covers mainly the 616 Marvel comic book version.
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