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legends of the comedian publication convey to existence the tale of gore and lust that encouraged Dracula.

Vlad the guy had a devilish streak-a vicious mood, a fondness for ladies, and a thirst for revenge.

Vlad the ruler was once a real devil-a relentless torturer, a brutal assassin, and a paranoid chief whose megalomania will be his personal undoing.

liable for the cruel deaths of millions, this savage fifteenth century ruler earned himself the moniker Vlad the Impaler. His bloody reign struck terror into the hearts of his disciples and encouraged generations of vampire myths-most famously Bram Stoker's ghoulish protagonist, Dracula. notwithstanding that loved bloodsucker doesn't carry a candle to the real-life fiend whose brutal treachery has made him immortal.

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