"I love that [Blade is] darker. That's all in terms of tone. He's a little bit darker than some of the other ones and so that element was attractive to me."
In Marvel Comics, Blade started out as an ordinary mortal battling vampires after the circumstances of his birth made him immune to vampire bites and hypnotism. Later, while fighting Morbius, the Living Vampire, Blade was bitten, and as a result became a dhampir, a cross between a vampire and a human,