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By now it's an argument that has been done over and over again. Google search it and you'll get countless results. Count Vlad Dracula vs. Edward Cullen... who would win, in a combat situation? Firstly, let's look over the abilities of these two:

Edward:

-Mind reading

-Supernatural speed

-Supernatural strength

-Night vision

-Razor-sharp teeth

Dracula:

-Supernatural speed

-Supernatural strength

-Night vision

-Razor-sharp fangs

-Necromancy (the ability to raise the dead)

-Mind control

-Telepathy

-Power over the elements

-Battlefield experience as Vlad the Impaler

-Patient planning

-Possession

-The ability to drive people clinically insane

-Shapeshifting into either a bat, a wolf, or mist


In terms of powers, Dracula is the winner. He has everything that Edward has, and more. In a one-on-one fight, it is highly likely (if not clearly obvious) that Dracula would be the winner. Some could say that Edward would read his mind to know what he's planning to do, but here's my argument: Edward and company are supposed to be genetic/scientific vampires, and they have been shown to display portions of life in their bodies. (How else do you think that Edward got Bella pregnant in Breaking Dawn? Plot holes? Surely you jest!) Dracula, on the other hand, is undead by means of supernatural forces. It is to my understanding that Edward can only read the minds of living things, or things that at least have a soul. But Dracula has no soul, no heart, and no life at all. He's a true undead corpse, therefore it'd be impossible for Edward to read Dracula's mind, as there's no life in his mind at all. Only pseudo-life brought about by evil forces.

But what if it wasn't a one-on-one fight? Who still would win? Here is the support roster:

Edward:

-Caslisle

-Jasper

-Emmett

-Alice

-Rosalie

-Esme

-Bella (super version, not her useless human version)

Dracula:

-Bride 1

-Bride 2

-Bride 3

-Any dead bodies lying around

-Any animals nearby

-Any of the Cullens that he chooses to control

-The elements and weather

Hmmm.... tough call, but I'll have to go with Dracula again. The Cullens may work well as a group on the battlefield, but they're up against a guy who controls the battlefield itself. So I'll have to give a point to Dracula again.

But every monster in literature has weaknesses. So let's list them here:

Edward:

-Fire

-Not enough blood consumed

Dracula:

-Fire

-Sunlight

-Crucifixes

-Garlic

-Holy water

-A stake through the heart

-Not enough blood consumed

-No access to his native soil or coffin

Concerning weaknesses, I'll have to (reluctantly) give a point to Edward; Dracula's got a ton more weaknesses than him. But then again, that's what makes Dracula a good character, NOT an indestructable Gary Stu boy toy.

And finally, we have the actual conflict. In the book, Dracula takes his time with planning his schemes; he wouldn't attack the Cullens directly. Instead, he'd take his time and learn about their strengths and weaknesses while also keeping a low profile. Eventually he'd learn of the wolves and their advantages over the Cullens, and so he could use them to aid in his quest to destroy Edward and friends. Not to mention, on the battlefield Dracula could use nearly anything to his advantage -- if it were stormy, he could have a lightning bolt strike the Cullens. If it were raining, he could make the ground beneath the Cullens flood. Also, since Dracula was a war lord in life, he would know to strategize his attack before the Cullens even knew what hit them. The Cullens lack this kind of preparation, as the most battlefield experience they had was in the third and fourth Twilight books. Not to mention, they lack the evil of Dracula -- the Cullens can only go so far, due to their morality. But in life, Dracula was a legit psychopath -- he lacked any sense of morals or sympathy for the enemy. All that mattered was destroying them. So in the end, while the Cullens claim to be these super-powerful and super-wonderful people, they don't hold a candle to Count Dracula.

Check. And. Mate.
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DraconSolymir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Oh and the argument about reading Dracula's mind is hogwash. Edward can read the minds of other vampires just fine...remind me again...what is Dracula exactly?
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DraconSolymir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Pretty much all those weaknesses are with every Dracula ever created...some difference but not a whole lot. But to my knowledge there has never been a single Dracula who COMBINED all of the above powers. Then again nothing wins an argument like stacking it in your favor even if you have to use 2 or three Draculas in order to give the win and leaving out powers that Dracula doesn't have. Such as Edward's nearly impenetrable skin. Not so with Dracula whom one well-aimed stake through the heart kills.

Plus if it came down to a straight hand to hand fight all Edward would have to do to win is whip out a crucifix...and its game over.
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ScholarMircea Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I see I am commenting on an old post, but I must correct something which is blatantly false. You said that there has never been a Dracula which combined all the powers mentioned. I call BS. All those powers listed on Dracula's part are ripped directly from the novel. From Mina Harker's Journal in chapter XVIII. Its not that the Dracula described here is a combination of all the other (theatrical) Draculas, its just that all the theatrical Draculas are just fragments of the real Dracula.

And while a crucifix would surely have an effect on Dracula, it would not win the fight. To the sacred things Dracula merely must retreat (in the same way that darkness retreats from the light).

And yes, Edward likely could use his mind reading power on Dracula (even if Dracula is truly un-dead, there is obviously sentinence). But this is meaningless... What good is reading minds, when your opponent can control minds? Edward would be lucky to be locked away into an assylum after fighting Dracula (as was poor Renfield). Most of Dracula's enemies simply die.
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DraconSolymir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
And oh by the way it does appear that the Dracula listed by the OP is not the Dracula from Mina Harker but some other varient.

Sunlight does not hurt the Dracula in that novel...whereas in the OP it is listed as one of his weaknesses.
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DraconSolymir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
[quote]You said that there has never been a Dracula which combined all the powers mentioned.[/quote]

I never said any such thing. I did indeed write something similar to the above...but I clearly qualified it by adding the phrase "To my knowledge"

The two statements are quite distinct.

As for the rest of your post...you say that Dracula must merely retreat before the sacred objects. Well doesn't a retreat qualify as a win here...if he's the one fleeing? And since Edward is just as fast/strong (if not more so featwise) and many times more durable, retreating isn't going to help Dracula a whole lot if Edward catches up to him while he's running away and sticks the crucifix though him.

As for the controling minds...Yes Dracula can do that to humans. But can he do that to other vampires that he himself has not 'turned'? More to the point can he do that to vampires who are a completely different type of vampire that he and his comptemporaries are? Sunlight kills Dracula, it merely makes Edward sparkle...the two are obviously genetically different.

There's no proof that Dracula could affect Edward to the degree you appear to be suggesting or for thar matter affect him at all.
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ScholarMircea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
And I must say I am dismayed at Razor's analysis, though it was mostly correct. He forgot to mention quite a few of Dracula's powers, such as changing his size freely, carrying himself as elemental dust riding on the moonlight, appearing and disappearing at will, being able to move though anything, no matter "how tightly bound", as long as he knows his way, etc. Dracula, once you consider the entirety of his powers, almost reaches a godlike level (I must include, for good measure, that while Dracula is weaker during the day, he is by no means harmed by sunlight, and can still use his full powers at sunrise, sunset, and noon (or at any part of the day, assuming he is at his home where his resting place is)).

Could Edward Cullen kill Dracula? Of course. Could he kill Dracula during the night? Impossible. During the night Dracula merely needs to shift his form to mist, or elemental dust, and is unhurtable as long as you don't have a vacuum cleaner. At night Dracula is unstoppable. The only way for Cullen to kill the Count would be during the day, when Dracula enters into his death-like sleep.
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DraconSolymir Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Razor also forgot to mention Edward's durability (rock-like skin). Which is a huge advantage that Dracula does not have. Sure Dracula may be strong (although not on Edward's level...Drac has about the strength of 20 men whereas Edward can "toss a Bentley like a basketball" and crush wrought iron objects to iron dust between his fingers with no sign of visible effort. )

But strength doesn't help much if you don't have the durability to go with it. What good is being strong enough to punch through a brick wall if your hand is smashed to pulp by doing so? Dracula isn't much more durable than an ordinary human if one can drive a stake through his heart or decapitate him with a shovel.

So hitting Edward would just smash his own hands to wreckage...and with no hands...that's an easy win for Edward.
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ScholarMircea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Note: even during the day, when he sleeps, his predatorial power of intimidation is still potent. When Jonathan Harker wanted to take a shovel and decapitate the sleeping Count, the Count unconsciously - in his sleep - turned his gaze onto Jonathan, and the hellish horror of Dracula's demonic gaze petrified Jonathan, which he described in the novel as "basilisk horror".
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Cybiline Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Someone needs to do a comparison like with between Edward Cullen and Alucard from the manga/anime/OVA Hellsing!
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Razor9350 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw shoot, the link didn't work right... here it is again: [link](and_co.)_Matchups#Alucard_V.S_Edward.
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