Demitri Maximoff
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A Makai noble, Demitri Maximoff lives in a castle deep within the mountains of Romania that only appears during a full moon. The castle is named after the owner of the land, Zeltzereich. Roughly 100 years ago, he had challenged Berial Aensland. He lost the battle and was exiled from Makai to the human world with his castle. Sunlight was something that was troublesome for people of Makai, especially for Demitri, who was wounded severely from his battle with Berial. If he were to be directly exposed, his body would be destroyed from the inside and he would disappear.

To avoid the sunlight and humans, he used what he had left of his powers and created a field to cover his castle. He used this field to recover his strength and heal his wounds. For 50 years, he stayed within his casket. As he slowly regained his strength, he would step out only once a full moon put a shield around his body. By this time, there were already people that would wander into the castle. They would somehow hear rumors of treasure's within the castle. They would bring crosses, stakes, garlic, holy water and silver bullets thinking they were safe and recklessly attack Demitri. Demitri couldn't help but smile as such weapons had no effect on him. To Demitri, humans were a low class vulgar race, but he enjoyed their blood. He enjoyed the blood of innocent girls the most. To him, it was like drinking the best wine in Makai. Those who had their blood sucked by Demitri had their body and soul poisoned with evil.They would become loyal servants to Demitri. Currently, 40 people settle in Demitri's castle and care for him.

When Demitri recovered 80% of his original power, he was able to temporarily create an aura around him that would protect him from sunlight. Demitri had conquered both night and day and had no weaknesses. There were no means for humans to defeat him. After 100 years of humiliation for his loss, he had gained a lot. He acquired various new abilities and knowledge. The Prince of Darkness steadily readied himself to take over Makai once again.

The presence of an alien life form on Earth was an unexpected event for Demitri. Demitri seized this opportunity to further gain strength and fought against Pyron and consumed the alien life form. He was confident that he was strong enough to challenge and defeat the ruler of Makai, Berial.

When he returned to Makai, he found out that Berial had died and his daughter, Morrigan, had become heir to the Aensland family and the ruler of Makai. As Demitri prepared himself to challenge Morrigan, he and his castle were sucked into the Majigen by Jedah. Believing that defeating Jedah was an important step, he went off to face Jedah.
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Page Updated:  Nov. 2nd, 2022

Demitri is certainly a better design then that dork that played Dracula in the live action Van Helsing (2004). Take a look at a real vampire.... As one of the main protagonists of Darkstalkers, Demitri's badass factor is off the charts... and he knows it. Demitri's appearance in the Night Warriors anime did a lot for his design. While Demitri is an awesome visual design, I think his actual fighting game moveset could've been more original and fleshed out. He's pretty much "The Ryu" of the series, so the simple aspects of his design/moveset does make sense at least. Unfortunately, Demitri didn't appear in very many games, so he didn't really get a chance to evolve much. However, Demitri's epic super move, Midnight Bliss...  kinda makes up for his shortcomings with his moveset. 

On a side note, Demitri's outfit might've inspired Kazuya's suit in Tekken 5... which is awesomely ironic (since they're both vampires), and was possibly intentional by Namco. To state the obvious, Demitri and Kazuya share pretty much the same hairstyle, and both have alternate "demon" forms with wings that show up from time to time. Future crossover dream team: Demitri & Kazuya. >:} 

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