Boris Tepes Dracula
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Japanese Name: ボリス=ツェペシュ=ドラキュラ
Romanized Name: "Borisu Tsepeshu Dorakyura"
English Name: Boris Tepper Dracula (Game) [1]
Boris Teppes Dracula III(English Anime) [2]
First Appearance: Chapter 78(Manga)
Episode 34(Anime)
Affiliations: Hao's followers
Team "Kaze-Gumi"
Occupations: Shaman
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Yasushi Ishii
English VA: Oliver Wyman
Furyoku Level: 3,000
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Blamuro the Vampire Hunter
English Name: Blaumro
Meaning: n/a
Type: Human Class

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 Anime series) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Boris five Years Ago

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.[3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

  • Healing factor: Boris uses Blamuro to concentrate the platelets and white blood cells and uses it to heal himself of all wounds.
  • Mist Blood Surprise: Boris changes his blood into a fog form which allows him to attack quickly from almost any angle.
  • Blood Spikes: Boris charges his blood within the vampire bats with spiritual power and creates blood spikes, which are held by the bats. He can instantly impale all of his opponents on the spikes. It is supposed to kill instantly, but this is never seen as Ryu, Horohoro, and Ren quickly blocked and destroyed the spikes.

Spirit[edit | edit source]

See More: Blamuro the Vampire Hunter

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.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

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 memeber, he appeared and offered Boris's family shamanic powers to become "real" vampires in order to get their revenge.[4]

Travel Through America[edit | edit source]

Boris is seen at the Patch airport and comes to Hao's side when he confronts Asakura Yoh.[5] Boris is later seen on the Patch Plane near Hao and comments that the Patch are evil.[6]

Damayaji, being betrayed by Boris.

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[4] 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.[11]

Ryu uses Ame no Mura Kumo to defeat Boris, who lands on top of the nearby mesa.[12] When Yoh climbs up to check on him, Boris is impaled by the Archangel Michael, thanks to Marco Lasso.[13]

Invading the Plants[edit | edit source]

Damayji and Boris

He is seen on the Soul Train within the Great Spirit, standing next to Kouji.[14]

Anime/Manga Difference[edit | edit source]

In the 4Kids version of the anime series, he was given a Deep eastern European accent and the scene where he was killed by Marco was removed and instead it was light impaling him.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Shaman King - Power of Spirit
  2. Shaman King Anime - Episode 35
  3. Shaman King Zero - Chapter 5, Page 7
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Shaman King Manga - Chapter 99
  5. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 78
  6. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 79
  7. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 95
  8. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 96
  9. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 97
  10. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 98
  11. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 100
  12. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 102
  13. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 103
  14. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299, Page 47

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Hana-Gumi: Kanna Bismarch | Matilda Matisse | Marion Phauna
Tsuchi-Gumi: Peyote Diaz | Sugimoto Ryo | Yoneda Zen
Tsuki-Gumi: Mohamed Tabarsi | Bill Burton | Hang Zang-Ching
Kaze-Gumi: Brocken Meyer | Boris Tepes Dracula | Kouji Yamada
Others: Anahol Pokki | Ashil (Anime Only) | Zinc (Anime Only)
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