|Family:|| Arta Dracula (ex-husband) † |
Count Dracula (ex-husband)
Malik Vaccaria (son)
|Skin color:||Light Beige|
|Hair color:||Dark Blonde|
|First Appearance:||Storm in a Blood Cup|
|Last Appearance:||Nemesis Rising|
|Portrayed by:||Kaye Wragg|
Elizabeta Vaccaria is Malik’s mother and the only surviving Vampire to have practiced the Dark Art of Shapeshifting. She was betrothed to the eldest son of the Dracula Dynasty, Arta Dracula. However, Elizabeta had taken a liking to his carefree, somewhat flirtatious younger brother, Count Dracula. So in order to be with him, Elizabeta constructed a plan. She would murder her blood groom, and by Vampiric law, marry the next in line, the Count. She confronted him, who promised to love her. But on the day the Count gained his title, out of guilt (and love for Madga), he exiled her to an eternity on the other side of the world. He told her that if they ever met again, he would stake her. Furious and feeling betrayed, Elizabeta left for England a month pregnant, where she would spend the next 300 years “raising” Malik. She spread around rumours – even to her son – that it was the Count who had impregnated him, as to humiliate him even further.
She appears with Malik in Series 4, although remains invisible for much of it. She is intent on causing trouble for the the Draculas and tries to get the Count to accept Malik as his son and heir. She uses dark magic to shapeshift into an invisible mist, Bertrand and Miss McCauley (as found out by Bertrand shortly before he dies). When Vlad and Ingrid tried to escape with a captured Malik by going to the other side of the Blood Mirror, she and Erin followed them but when she got there it was revealed by Vlad that (of the five of them) he controlled that side of Blood Mirror. Unable to shapeshift, she was zoned by Vlad and he threw the crystal into a lake. Vlad then told Malik that if he saw him again he would dust him.
Elizabeta appears briefly in series 5. After Malik is unable to enter the Blood Mirror, Elizabeta breaks the devastating news to her son. He is not a Dracula after all. Malik, who had been trying to save her, throws her back into the lake in his anger.
According to Malik, she was made an outcast after being impregnated by the Count. He claims that she went mad while raising him, although the Count claimed she was already going slightly mad.
Elizabeta is an extremely powerful vampire, and is even more skilled than Vlad, though this may be because she is older and more experienced.
Shapeshifting: She is a skilled shapeshifter and can take the forms of vampires and breathers and can also become invisible. She can even change certain body parts such as extending her arms or bending her sides.
Screeching: She can emit a piercing sound that can smash glass, shake buildings and bring down vampires. Vlad has no idea how she does this.
Super Sense: She knew Erin was in the room despite looking in another direction.
Electricity Generation: She showed this when she threw lightning at Ingrid.
Pyrokinesis: She was able to inhale fire and blow it out as an attack.
Telekinesis: She was able to throw a weakened Count Dracula backwards.
Hypnotism: She hypnotised Miss McCauley with a gesture.
- Vaccaria (Elizabeta and Malik's last name) is a type of flowering plant that grows in China and parts of central Europe.
- Her name means "pledged to God."
- Elizabeta did not appear in her true form until the end of Cuckoo in the Nest.
- Although she is a very vindictive and cruel woman, she does care about Malik and tried to save him from Vlad and Ingrid.
- ↑ Her birthdate can be seen as 1300 in the book that Bertrand shows Vlad in Series 4 Episode 9: 'Sun and Heir'