Boris Tepes Dracula (ボリス＝ツェペシュ＝ドラキュラ Borisu Tsepeshu Dorakyura, Boris Teppes Dracula III in the English version of the 2001 anime series) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King.
Boris is a tall, broad-shouldered man, wearing clothing of Romanian nobles from the Middle Ages, consisting of black pants, a black vest, and a pair of tall black boots while wearing black gloves, with a white t-shirt beneath. He has spiky blonde hair in a triangular shape on each side of his head and two big bangs on each side of his face.
He also carries a rapier, that was used by Blamuro the Vampire Hunter centuries years ago, that Boris would eventually obtain.
Boris wears a large Romanian cloak that can apparently transform into a pair of bat wings with several sharp spikes, to impale his opponents. All of his clothing seemingly has a golden yellow lining on them.
Five years before the shaman fight, he wore glasses and had much longer hair fashioned in a ponytail, which Damayaji humorously claimed he had copied from him.
Boris seems very proud of his so-called "Vampire" lineage even to the point of completely breaking down when Horohoro suggests that his teammate Damayaji looked more like Dracula than him. However, he later proclaims to his partner's corpse that he was really sorry for what happened, that it is all the boy's fault for saying such things, and that Damayaji would live on in the afterlife.
Abilities and Powers
Boris uses his own blood as his medium, taking the form of a cape. With it, he can drain blood from others, quickly heals himself and he can also create spikes to impale other people with. Boris was noted to have excellent swordsmanship during his fight with Ryu.
Boris' Guardian Ghost is the "Vampire Hunter" Blamuro. Blamuro originally hunted down members of Boris' family, but was captured and tortured until he no longer knew right from wrong.
Boris originates from Transylvania, Wallachia and was born on May 11, 1971. Boris's ancestor, Vlad Tepes was once a hero from Wallachia for repelling the Turkish Ottoman army. However, his strategy cost him more because Vlad impaled 20,000 Turkish and place them where the Turkish Ottoman army would see them. This grotesque strategy nicknamed Vlad as a "vampire" and his family was persecuted throughout the centuries. however when Asakura Hao was a Patch member, he appeared and offered Boris's family shamanic powers to become "real" vampires in order to get their revenge.
Travel Through America
Boris and his team run into Yoh and company outside the Patch village. They remark how much Yoh looks like Hao. Boris bites Lyserg's neck and cuts Ryu's hair. Boris introduces himself and Blamuro the Vampire Hunter, his Guardian Ghost, and claims to be a vampire. Horohoro says that Kouji Yamada looks more like a vampire than Boris. Not handling the comment well, Boris impales his own teammate. Turbine tells Boris to take it easy and that Kouji should not have been killed so easily. Boris proceeds to use his bat wings to drain his teammate of his blood effectively turning his body into dust while he cries.
As Boris attacks Yoh and company, Ryu punches Boris in the face and reverts back to his "Wooden Sword" Ryu personality. Ryu Over Souls and launches an attack against Boris cutting him open. Boris comes from behind healed from the injuries but Ryu uses Tokageroh's snake hair to restrain and crush Boris' wings. Boris' blood turns into a pair of vampire bats, which swarm around Ryu. As Boris uses his blood bats to drain Ryu's blood while Tokageroh runs off. Turbine and the rest of Hao's followers leave knowing they can not control Boris anymore. Boris explains some of his past history and Ryu gets back up saying that he would finish this. Ryu comments that he knows what Boris is and knows the feeling of loneliness and rejection.
Tokageroh reveals that Boris' Over Soul is made of his own blood. Boris has Blamuro force Lyserg to hold You down meanwhile as Boris drains the blood from everyone in the area (except Yoh and company) to create blood spikes. The bats were ready to drop the spikes and Lyserg is forced to hold Harusame to his own neck. As Boris releases his spikes and the gang stops them. Boris orders Blamuro to kill Yoh but his guardian ghost was already out in the open back to his original personality.
Invading the Plants
In the 2001 anime series, Boris was not the first member of Hao's followers to be killed by the X-Laws with Ashil taking the role instead. In addition, his fate was also altered were instead of being killed by Marco's Archangel Michael, it was light impaling him instead.
In the 4Kids version of the 2001 anime series, he was given a Deep eastern European accent.
- Shaman King - Power of Spirit
- Shaman King Anime - Episode 35
- Shaman King Manga - Zero Chapter 5, Page 7
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 99
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 78
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 79
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 95
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 96
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 97
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 98
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 100
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 102
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 103
- Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299; Page 47
- Vlad the Impaler - A Wikipedia Article about Boris Tepes' ancestor.
- Wallachia - A Wikipedia Article about Boris' hometown.