- "The world will be a better place when I have eliminated the stench of the occult from it. Soon the Rider and all like him will be dead."
- ―Eric Brooks
Personality and traitsEdit
- "I'll absorb the power! God help me, all his foul knowledge, all his terrible powers... flowing into me."
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Superhumanly Acute Senses: His sense of sight and hearing were heightened to levels comparable to those possessed by ordinary vampires. He was capable of seeing objects with perfect clarity at much greater distances than an ordinary human. He retained this same level of clarity even in near-total darkness. Blade's hearing was similarly enhanced, allowing him to detect sounds that an ordinary human couldn't from greater distances.
Superhuman Speed: Blade was capable of running and moving at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Agility: Blade's agility, balance and bodily coordination were enhanced to levels that were beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: Brooks' musculature generated less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He could exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue began to impair him.
Superhuman Durability: His Vampire/Human Hybrid tissue allowed him to sustain physical trauma much more so than an ordinary mortal.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Blade possessed an accelerated healing ability that allowed him to heal mild to moderate injuries with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human.