**Characters (Bios directly taken from the Darkstalkopedia http://darkstalkers.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page):
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ANAKARIS - BIO
The 12th Pharaoh of a great Egyptian empire. He became Pharaoh at the age of 12. Foreseeing his death and revival, he had a pyramid and a sanctum created for his return. Five thousand years later, he was brought back to life when Pyron invaded Earth. After the battle, he traveled five thousand years back in time to fight and defeat the invaders of his empire.
Once his kingdom was saved, he heard a voice from the far future. He traveled to the present time and entered the Majigen. While fighting there, he learned that the destruction of his kingdom was unavoidable. In order to protect it, he then returned to his kingdom and took his people to another dimension so that they may be free from the wars of Earth.
BABY BONNIE HOOD/BULLETA
BABY BONNIE HOOD/BULLETA - BIO
Many creatures from Makai have already entered the human world. Many of these creatures are considered by people to be of high value or sources of decorative items; materials that don’t exist in the human world (such as blood and fluids from the internal organs), can be used for research on biological weapons and the like. The demand for these is very high. The trade of the Darkhunter was created to meet the demands of these clients.
These hunters track down the monsters and collect a reward depending on the creature they poach. The risks are very high, but so are the rewards. Because they hunt the creatures of the night, failure is not an option. Failing would mean one thing, death. To fight against these Darkstalkers, merely having a fit body, martial arts skills, and firearms are not enough. It is possible for a Class C creature to kill an entire army of first class elite soldiers. A strong mind and spirit is also needed to keep one self from losing their own sanity. And a dark heart is needed so that they are not poisoned with the aura that the creatures give off.
Several hundred Darkhunters of varied skill are said to exist in the world. Some of these hunters can barely kill a wild beast from Makai, let alone a Darkstalker. Among these hunters, B. B. Hood is a Special S-Class Hunter. Her heart was dark enough that Jedah considered her a Darkstalker and pulled her into the Majigen as a worthy soul. Her stare alone can cause the lower ranking Darkstalkers to be filled with fear, and she is able to deflect many kinds of mind attacks. It would be fair to say that she was born to be a hunter.
When she was pulled into the Majigen by Jedah, she simply looked around and said, “Haha, they’re all mine… It’s been a long time since a job this big.”
BISHAMON - BIO
When Bishamon was looking around in an old antique shop, as if drawn by fate, he found a piece of armor and a sword. At this moment, he lost his own thought. When he realized where he was, he was at his house. The armor and sword sitting beside him. when he went back to the store to ask what happened, he found out that he aggressively forced the owner to give the armor and sword to him. Bishamon himself had no memory of this. It made no sense to him but as he stared at the armor, it felt meaningless to him.
At the time, his wife Orin worried about Bishamon as he sat in front of the armor for days. She asked him to let go of the armor and sword but, Bishamon heard nothing of it. Two weeks later, he decided to ignore his wife and wear the armor.
The moment he wore the armor, he came back to his senses. But he realized that everything was too late and screamed with his last bit of strength, “Run…Run, Orin!!”
Bishamon’s mind was full of hate and accursed power. He had donned Hannya, the armor of hate and Kien, the blood sucking sword. He went on countless days of killing as Hannya demanded more sacrifices.
When Bishamon had fought against Pyron, Pyron’s energies caused Bishamon to be separated from Hannya’s curse. To make up for his sin’s, he and his wife became priests/monks. The practice he had started was called “Roppoudou”. This practice gave it’s followers a strong mind and would cleanse the mind and spirit its followers. Traveling throughout Japan brought peace to his heart again.
Several years later, he had stopped by an old temple. There, he found writings about a separate dimension called “Makai”. Within these writings contained drawings depicting the armor, “Hannya”, and the sword, “Kien” and other creatures similar to those two in what seemed like hell. Bishamon thought to himself, a careless person like himself may appear again. He thought that he may not be able to make up for his sins, but he may be able to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. He had already walked the path of darkness, he had nothing to fear.
To make contact with this, “Makai” he secluded himself within a deep snowy mountain. He sat down and held the Shakujou, or monk staff, and started to meditate. When his spiritual strength had reached it’s peak, he could see that of a different world with the eye’s of his heart. He was determined to seal Hannya at any cost.
At the same time, Hannya had started to thirst for blood once again. Even without having a master this time, the armor and sword started to move again. They gathered all the spirits around them to create a body and moved out to hunt Darkstalkers and their blood. When Hannya and Kien moved out, they were sucked into the Majigen. But before Hannya could kill, Bishamon had caught up to him and sealed him away. After these events, Bishamon had disappeared and is thought to have lead a peaceful life.
DEMITRI MAXIMOFF - BIO
Deep within the mountains of Romania lies a castle that appears only on a full moon. The castle, named after the owner of the land, was called Zeltzereich. This castle belonged to a Makai noble, Demitri Maximoff.
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 wonder 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 alot. 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.