Motion pictures, novels and comic books under the general heading of Underworld tell the story of a specific bloodline of the undead.
|Selene & Selene|
|Lady Holmwood & Erika|
Far more suggestive, however, are events involving the so-called Vladislas soul-clone and the enigmatic being known as the Right Hand of God, i.e. Gabriel Van Helsing in the film Van Helsing. Elements of that story contain numerous parallels with the Corvini. Among the most obvious is that the Dracula-Vladislas (and his
|Hybrid vampire form|
Then there is the television show Castle in which the title character--a successful author who has done lots of research into conspiracy theories and fringe movements as well as obscure lore--casually mentions his knowledge of the Vampire-Lycan War. Another mythologist, James Bojaniuk, also pointed out:
Underworld uses the exact same wolf howl from An American Werewolf in London; Underworld: Evolution uses the werewolf transformation from An American Werewolf in London. These two bits of evidence seem to say that the already-included American Werewolf in London takes place in the same universe as the Underworld series.
Another detail that bears mentioning--Alexander Corvinus was the sole survivor of a plague in 5th century Hungary. He emerged immortal from the experience, or so the story goes. Methinks this might be something of an (understandable) assumption by observers. We don't in fact know if his survival made him immortal,
|Corwin of Amber|
Still another--and not at all mutually exclusive possibility--remains. Corvini vampires as well as the Vladislas clone possess one extremely unusual trait--fertility. Male and female vampires of this bloodline can have children, with each other or with others. Now and then other vampires (such as the Lejos and Mordante
|Dracula-Vladislas & Brides|
One more thought--also not at all exclusive to what is mentioned above. One other breed of vampires demonstrated fertility, extreme damage from exposure to sunlight (several types of vampire find sunlight harmful and/or uncomfortable only) and radical shape-shifting. I speak of the alien Wamphyri, from the alternate Earth called Starside, a handful of whom were banished to this world over the past few thousand years. One of them, perhaps not coincidentally, vanished and was presumed destroyed by pirates in the 5th century near the Black Sea. Nearly the same time and location as the plague from which Alexander Corvinus alone survived. One must wonder if there is some connection?