| Count Dracula
| Character Information
Count Dracula is the main protagonist of the 2012 computer-animated comedy film Hotel Transylvania. He is Carrie's boss. He is the owner of Hotel Transylvania and Mavis' overprotective father.
All the qualities that make the Prince of Darkness the indisputable leader of monsters—his strength, dominance, charisma, and perhaps over-controlling nature—also happen to make him an excellent hotel manager. Problem is, where his daughter Mavis is concerned, he’s a softy. Fearful for his daughter’s safety, he’s kept her in the sanctuary of his hotel her entire life, away from the torch-wielding humans he remembers so well. But now, on the eve of her 118th birthday, he must keep a promise he made to let her see the world for the first time. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this, a hotel brimming with monster guests, and the unexpected arrival of the first human ever to set foot in the castle, Drac’s well-laid plans start to unravel fast. What is a doting vampire father to do—continue to protect Mavis from the threat of humans, or relinquish control and let her spread her (bat) wings and fly…? "In his heart, he means well for his daughter, and he is scared of losing her," says head-of-story Kaan Kalyon, thinking about the more vulnerable side of Dracula. Interactions with humans in the past have driven Dracula into a fear-filled, protective stance of keeping Mavis away from them, so when "a human mistakenly infiltrates his sanctuary, and his daughter falls for this very same human, Dracula is faced with the worst one-two combination imaginable in failing as both a protector and a father," Kalyon continues. It unsteadies Dracula deeply, which is why he loses control and rages off into more erratic, less contained behaviors and expressions.