Strength - the vampire's physical strength greatly exceeds that of mortals (it is said that they are at least 20 times stronger). 
Hypnotic mind control - the vampire may exert his will over the will of his victim (that explains why the victims often have no memory of being attacked). 
Control some animals - vampires have the ability to control several animals such as the wolf, the rat, the fox, the owl, the bat and the moth.
Shape-shifting - vampires are capable taking the form of a wolf or a bat and possibly any of the other animals subject to his command. Vampires can also transform themselves into a mist or dust cloud drifting in the air, they can modify their sizes in certain limits, becoming either larger or smaller. *
Wall-climbing - vampires can climb walls (normally, like a large insect with his head toward the ground much like a spider). 
Longer life span - vampires don't age or die from the passing of time, but they seem to get older when a long period of time passes without feeding themselves. But they can get young again using a blood supply. It also should be saind that most of the vampire's powers increase with age and experience. 
Invulnerability - vampires are immune to most a diseases and invincible to mortal weapons, but they became vulnerable when move around during the day or when they rest in the coffins. 
Alliance with the devil - the vampires' abilities to command some form of magical or monstrous beings (demons, zombies, etc.) are considered to be the proof of vampires' connection with the demons. 
Ability to multiply by contamination - vampires give blood to contaminate souls and spread evil. 
Super-speed - vampires can move faster than the mortal eyes can see 
He can control the weather locally, particularly storms 
Also note the following:
Unlike most vampires, Dracula can walk in the daylight, but it weakens him 
* Though he can shift freely at night, he is only able to shift his form at dawn, noon, and dusk. 
He is repulsed by garlic, crucifixes and sacramental bread, and he can only cross running water at low or high tide. 
He is also unable to enter a place unless invited to do so; once invited he is free to come and go at will. 
Vlad the Impaler, on whom Count Dracula is generally based, was Romanian. Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, was British. The novel was written in English.
The Mythological Dracula as written by Bram Stoker was defeated by Johnatan Harker, Mina Harker, and Abraham Van Helsing. The real Dracula, Vlad the Impaler was killed when he was assinated somewhere between Bucharest and Giurgiu likely on the orders of the Ottoman Turks
I can tell you his favourite song is "Bat out of Hell" by Meatloaf!
The name Dracula simply means "son of Dracul". Dracul was a Romanian leader, and Dracula's father.
The origin of the name itself is from draco "dragon". This may be a reference to his personality or a position he held.
Although part of the "Swan Lake" score by Tchaikovsky is perhaps the most popular or recommended answer, it would be wise to consider "Toccata & Fugue" by Bach. Both are lovely pieces and very reminiscent and inspirational of Count Vladislos Draculya.
In Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, he was killed from Jonathan Harker slashing through Dracula's throat, and the final blow from Morris to the heart with a knife.
*info taken from sparknotes
The vampires we are familiar with today are mostly based on eastern European legends. As Christianity spread, so did the belief in vampires. The Catholic Church officially recognized the existence of vampires as agents of the devil in 1215. There was mass hysteria for years; people who died from unknown causes were automatically thought to have been victims of vampirism. Graves were dug up years after burial to check for vampirism.
Bram Stoker combined historical fact with his imagination to create Dracula. He based Count Dracula on a historical figure from the 15th century. His name was Vlad Dracula (Dracul was the family name; the "a" at the end means "son of"), and he was nicknamed the Impaler. He was known for impaling his enemies onto poles and leaving them by the roadside or in their yards. This was done to invoke fear in those who would come against him. He was also known for mass executions, having large feasts in front of the dying, and for scalping, which some believe to be the origin of the Native American custom.
Vlad never actually drank the blood of his victims, but rather painted his face with their blood to emphasize his menace.
Contrary to popular belief, Dracula's castle is not in Transylvania. He was born there (northern Romania) but ruled in southern Romania.
On a side note: At the same period in history as Vlad, Hungarian Countess Elisabeth Bathroy was a blood monger in her own right. By her own testimony, she had over 650 victims, would bite large pieces of their flesh, torture them, and bathe in their blood.
dracula fell in love with a girl who was a nun the nun was punished for falling in love with a man like dracula and was trapped in whitby abbey she died and dracula killed some people for what they did to his beloved
In 1897, Archibald Constable & Co. published the hardback version of the novel "Dracula" by the Irish author, Bram Stoker.
You must not be that big of a fan if you haven't read the books because it was when carlisle was living in 17th century London that he led missions to kill vampires and was bitten by one himself.
O.K. I am HUGE twilight fan. I also luv Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. Anyways, I think it was by his friends. I think it was. I am not entirly sure.
Son of the Devil
Anglo-saxon king of northumbria found the Whitby abbey :)
In no specific order: Count Orlock. Count Dragule. Count Olrox. Nosferatu. Count Orlock Nosferatu. Vlad Țepeș (Vlad Tepesh), Vlad Dracul, Dracul, Draquo, Dragonking, Lord of Vampires, The count.
In the novel, Professor van Helsing says he has many powers:
- He is as strong as twenty adult men.
- He can take on the form of a bat or a wolf.
- He does not get older.
The figure would not be known. Millions of copies have been sold since it was published in 1897 and people are still reading it today. It is one of the most popular books of all time.
Vlad the Impaler was a Transylvanian prince who killed his war prisoners by impaling them on stakes, a very slow and painful way to die. Some historians say that he dined among the pikes and bodies and some have gone so far as to say that he drank their blood. He was also the real-life model for Bram Stoker's legendary vampire character, Dracula. His full name was Vlad III Dracula, Drakulya, or Tepes, depending on who you ask.
Dracula the historical figure died centuries ago and lived in Eastern Europe. So no.
Dracula the vampire is a fictional character. So also no.
The novel by Bram Stoker was written around l897, it always surprised English students to find the two most popular Monsters- Frankenstein and Dracula were written as novels in the nineteenth century! of course legends about artificial life- such as the Golem, are far older.
Bram Stoker may have been thinking of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, whose Romanian name was Drăculea or Drakulya, but more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler because of the cruel punishments he imposed on his enemies. In Latin documents, Vlad signed his name as Wladislaus Dragwlya or Drakwlya.
The Australian actor, Richard Roxburgh, played the part of Dracula in the film Van Helsing (2004).
The inspiration for Dracula comes from Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, a fifteenth century ruler in eastern Europe. He was also known as Vlad Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. Several different stories exist as to how he died. He may have been killed by Turks, by his own men, either accidentally or deliberately, or accidentally during a hunt. He died either in December 1476 or January 1477.
When his temperature exeeds that of the average vampire.