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"Yep, you're a regular Van Helsing."
"That's from "Dracula"."
—Return of the Mack


Van Helsing is a fictional character in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

Overview

Featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula, Van Helsing is a vampire hunter character staple and an enemy of Count Dracula.

Sara Lance, while Legends were visiting 1895 to fight a presumed vampire, compared Mick Rory to Van Helsing, after it become evident that he wields garlic to fight vampires. Nate Heywood promptly recognized this as a reference to Stoker's novel.[1]

Appearances

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • Historically, Abraham Van Helsing is a character from Bram Stoker's Dracula, who is usually viewed as the latter's arch-nemesis. Although not always adapted with the same name, surname Van Helsing appears often in regards of vampire hunters.
  • In the DC comics there were several variations of Van Helsing most current one being a villain in I, Vampire comic book.
  • Sara Lance naming Mick Rory as "Van Helsing" is ironic, considering that Dominic Purcell, who portrays Rory portrayed Dracula in Blade: Trinity.

References

  1. Return of the Mack
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