Lord John Falsworth
Bio-Vampirism: Blood possesses many of the powers of a normal vampire. He can derive life from the blood of others with Remarkable ability. His bite causes Good edged damage.
Vampiric Protection: Blood is immune to all physical attacks (though not Slamms and Stuns) save those that normally harm vampires. A wooden stake through the heart will kill him, as will any weapon which beheads him. Silver weapons do normal damage and the Baron takes Good damage from contact with holy water or holy symbols. Blood cannot stand garlic. Unlike other vampires, Baron Blood does not take damage from sunlight (he was given special treatments by Nazi scientists to eliminate this vulnerability).
Hypnosis: Baron Blood has the Remarkable ability to hypnotize potential victims by staring into their eyes.
Animal Control: Blood has Remarkable control over rats and mice.
Weather Control: The Baron has Poor control over the weather within a one-mile radius.
Flight: Unlike other vampires, Baron Blood does not need to turn into a bat to fly. In fact, the same treatments he undertook to protect himself from sunlight also prevents him from turning himself into a bat or a mist, like most vampires.
Blood frequently works with the major figures of the Third Reich (Hitler, the Red Skull, Baron Zemo, Arnim Zola, etc.).
Lord John Falsworth was the youngest of two sons of Lord William Falsworth, one of the wealthiest members of the British aristocracy in late Victorian and Edwardian times. John left, embittered, when his brother Montgomery inherited the bulk of his estate upon William’s death, shortly before World War I.
Eventually, Falsworth sought the castle Dracula in Romania in order to find and control the vampire as a means for achieving immense wealth and power. However, on locating the vampire, Falsworth fell victim to his hypnotic powers and was turned into a vampire himself. Dracula bid Falsworth to return to England to wreak havoc upon the country that had repulsed him earlier (as detailed in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel.)
Once World War I broke out, Falsworth, still intent on destroying England, offered his services to the German intelligence, who gave him the code-name Baron Blood. Falsworth adopted his costume to better instill terror in his victims. Falsworth became the German’s greatest secret weapon in the final months of the war. He battled Freedom’s Five, a group of costumed agents from Great Britain and her allies, but was always defeated, until a battle with the costumed hero, the original Union Jack and secretly Falsworth’s elder brother, caused him to flee England.