Dracul the Romanian hitman (Green Lantern enemy) (DC Comics)


(Vlad Giurescu)


This character only appeared in one 1999 Green Lantern story arc.

He’s certainly not the best character ever, with clichés aplenty. But as a generic elite hitman type he’s useful to have. And of course such characters can easily be redeveloped in RPGs, fan fiction or whatever — especially by those familiar with Romania.


  • Real Name: Vlad Giurescu.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former Securitate agent.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Dragon is a skilled weapons specialist, assassin and secret police operative. He’s also a proficient torturer.


Vlad Giurescu is a former member of the Romanian secret police, the Securitate . Nicknamed “Dracul” for his large dragon tattoo, he was known even among them as a hard man, a killer, a sadistic torturer, a ruthless death dealer.

When the Ceauşescus fell , he was outside the country. “Dracul”was attempting to terminate a rebellious Securitate member, Radu Stancu. Stancu became the first man to escape him during a confrontation in Vienna. However, Stancu was forced to leave his beloved wife behind, to be tortured and murdered by Giurescu.

During that fight, Stancu took out Dracul’s left eye with his own knife.

But what I do have are a very particular set of skills

Dracul went on being a successful assassin, with a reputation for always getting his man. Yet he couldn’t leave the Stancu failure behind him. He eventually located his old colleague in America. Dracul warned Stancu by putting a bullet between the eyes of the face drawn on the window of Stancu’s shop.

Frequent shopper Kyle Rayner offered his help. Although Stancu refused his help, Rayner assisted him as Green Lantern anyway. During the confrontation, Green Lantern was badly shot. However, the distraction allowed Stancu to push Dracul over the ledge of the roof they were fighting on.

Dracul was apparently killed by the fall, and Stancu helped the shocked Rayner to his place for first aid.


See illustration.


An evil, sadistic villain wit no redeeming feature. He enjoys torture and death – especially torture. And fear. He enjoys any occasion to use his knife, usually preferring it over his pistol.


“Ah, Nicolae and his fat cow of a wife. Such a mundane end. Dragged out and shot like common thieves. They showed it on television. I should thank Nicolae for being executed. It allowed me this… career opportunity. I have wealth, women. Everything.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Dragon

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 013 HP: 015

Charisma (interrogation): 06, Detective: 05, Military science: 04, Thief: 04, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (firearms, melee): 05

Iron Nerves, Language (Romanian).

Former Securitate Operatives (Low).

MPR (missing left eye), MIA to toying with and intimidating his opponents, Creepy appearance (eye patch, large red dragon tattoo on his back).


  • Knife (“Dragon’s tooth”) [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].
  • Dragunov SVD marksman rifle [BODY 02, Projectile weapons: 06, Range: 07, Telescopic vision: 02, Ammo: 10, R#02, Limitation : Projectile weapon has No Range, use the listed Range instead]. In the comics he was using an unspecified bolt-action scope rifle, quite possibly American-made. But it is a crime against clichés for a guy named “dragon” not to use a Dragunov.
  • Makarov PSM compact pistol [BODY 02, Projectile weapons: 03, Ammo: 06, Miniaturisation: 01, R#04].
  • Pack of cigarettes.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Green Lantern v3 #119-120 (DC Universe).

Helper(s): Jay Myers.