Everyone knows how tough Dracula is. He's the biggest, meanest, and more importantly, most famous vampire in modern culture. So how do you show just how awesome your character is? Make them fight Dracula.
This trope occurs whenever a previously established character or characters are pitted against Dracula. If the characters who fight Dracula have never appeared before, that is not this trope. So if Dracula were to be pitted against Captain Planet, that would be this, but if a new Dracula movie with an original cast of characters were to come out, that would not count.
In some settings, this makes some sense, but in others, not so much. Note that this trope just involves the character fighting Dracula. They don't actually have to beat him (although in many cases, they find a way to do so).
Related to The Worf Effect.
- There was also a Batman vs. Dracula comic book series
- Batgirl: In one issue, Batgirl and Supergirl fought twenty four Draculas. They escaped from movies.
- The X-Men have fought Dracula
- In the Army of Darkness comics, Ash fights Dracula in the storyline appropriately named "Ash vs. Dracula".
- Spider-Man has fought Dracula.
- Superman once fought a Dracula expy that he defeated by letting bite him (he's solar powered; apparently, his blood stores sunlight).
- Planetary's Elijah stone.
- Billy The Kid vs. Dracula: Yes, this is a real movie.
- Blade Trinity: Blade fights Dracula
- Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula
- Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Live Action TV
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In season five, Buffy fights Dracula.
- The Batman vs. Dracula: Batman fights Dracula
- Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf: Dracula is the villain of the movie.
- The Centurions encounter Dracula in the episode "Night on Terror Mountain". The Count uses Mind Control instead of his vampire powers to turn hero Max Ray and villain Doc Terror into his mental slaves, but is defeated when the other Centurions use the old "exposure to sunlight" ploy.