The (More Than) Complete Cast of CVRPG
Heroes, Villains, Low-lives, and Agents of Leisure
Editor's Note: Some liberties were taken with the story of Blacula, specifically when the story takes place, to fit it properly into the Castlevania RPG universe. Blacula was originally intended as a cameo joke, and simply grew out of that.
Leader of an African tribe, Prince Mamuwalde met with Dracula many years ago to establish trade rights between his nation and Dracula's nation of Romania (plainly during one of the stints where Dracula was active and not buried in a ditch by whatever Belmont happened to be alive at that point). Dracula, in one of his many dick moves, killed and turned Mamuwalde, renaming the prince Blacula. He then locked Blacula in a coffin in a sealed up room, and threw the prince's wife in there for good measure.
She died of starvation and dehydration, but Blacula "lived" on. He eventually freed himself, looking for revenge on Dracula. While Dracula was out of the castle one day, Blacula took over, setting his minions on exacting revenge.
Specifically, doing the one thing Dracula had so far failed to do: taking over the world. Also, killing Dracula was on the list -- because, you know, why not.
Blacula is out for revenge. That is his primary motivator, and the only thing he's looking for. His wife, his true love, has long been dead, so there is little keeping him attached to the world. He will kill anyone and destroy anything that gets in his way.
As one of Dracula's vampiric creations, Blacula has a power-set similar to that of the Prince of Darkness. His primary attacks rely on "Hellfire" magic, a blend of the the Dark and Fire Affinities. Fireballs play heavily in his attacks, and are actually stronger than Dracula's own fireballs.
He also has access to limited Air magic, again just like Dracula. He can cast lightning bolts and lightning orbs, but these attacks are not as strong as Dracula's.
Blacula has a demonic form, one that appears when he's been damaged enough (sort of like a limit break). This demonic form is smaller than Dracula's own form, but it is faster. In a straight fight, on an open field, Blacula's would prove more powerful, but in the rooms of a castle, Dracula's form would have the advantage.
The Hero of Time
When one thinks of a hero, many archetypes might come to mind: the reluctant yet willing teenager thrust into an epic quest; the big, buff burly warrior with horns on his helmet and an axe strapped to his back; the lithe, dangerous thief who's always looking for a life of danger -- and to prove that she's better than any man. What you wouldn't expect is a chicken. An undead, skeletal chicken.
That hero, the undead fowl is Bucky, and he's the Hero of Time. Well, really, he's one in a long line of heroes all proclaiming themselves the Hero of Time. Bucky just happens to be the first who's not human (he's only the second to be undead -- but that's a different bio). Bucky started his heroing career just about as you'd expect: he died. After death, he was cast into Hell where he met up with Link, the Hero of Time (owner of the Master Sword, Savior of Hyrule, etc.). Bucky joined up with Link, serving as his familiar, and the two went on to have many adventures together.
But it was when Bucky took ownership of the Master Sword (when Link upgraded to a newer sword) that he become a hero in his own right. He took over the role of Savior of Hyrule, he went on quests, and started working as a freelance hero.
Now Bucky has a career as illustrious as Link's and has truly embodied the title of "The Hero of Time".
Bucky may be a hero, but he's still an undead chicken. He can't really talk (or, at least, he can't really be understood unless you can speak Hyrulian Chicken). He can understand human languages, though, which does give him a leg up over other birds.
Being an undead also means he has to feed on the flesh of the living. He tends to stick to other animals (not humans, mostly), and has a love for eyes (they're squishy and delicious).
When provoked, Bucky can attack with his sword and shield, his whole bevy of heroing items (arrows, bombs, and everything else Link normally uses), and his claws (he is a chicken, after all). He's a fearsome opponent who's not afraid to fight dirty.
Oh, and as a Hyrulian chicken, he's well-nigh invulnerable. Fearsome.
Not much is known about the Bunny. Although many have studied the tales of Darkmoon and the Bunny, few have managed to pull together a cohesive story that explains all there is to really know about the Bunny.
Among what is known is that one day, sometime after Darkmoon was turned into a vampire, the Bunny joined up with Darkmoon. The story goes that, while wandering through the forest, Darkmoon stumbled across the Bunny and the two teamed up, although if the Bunny came along because he wanted to, or simply out of some animal-bond he and the vampire forged is unknown. Certainly the Bunny isn't saying.
The Bunny has been with Darkmoon for some time, much longer than any normal rabbit should have survived (old age being a constant factor with mammalian species). Of course, many people think that the Bunny is simply one of many rabbits and that, every once in a while, a new "Bunny" joins up with Darkmoon. Now, either Darkmoon knows this, or he simply is too dense to pay much attention to it. Historians are split on this fact. Either seems likely.
Whatever the case, the Bunny has remained as Darkmoon's (nearly) constant companion. Not really a familiar, but more of a friend. Wherever Darkmoon goes the Bunny is sure to follow... or be there first. Sometimes, weirdly, both.
The Bunny is a quiet sort, prone to sitting and watching the goings on of humans (and human-like kind), only taking part in the proceedings when "his" humans need help. Usually, specifically, when Darkmoon is the one in danger.
Why he feels the need to protect Darkmoon is not known, but it can be assumed it's either out of some owner-pet relationship or the mutual respect of colleagues.
Although why the Bunny feels the need to bother with Darkmoon, of all people, is not known.