Or I could just kill him. I guess that's a viable option too.

And yes, he's dead. I did the little "Dracula turns into bats and then dissolves into a fine mist, leaving only the fresh scent of pine" effect. That means he's dead (since it's what I usually do to signify it in the series). If I was going to pull a twist and bring him back immediately I wouldn't do that.

Even if I totally did do that once during CVRPG Gaiden. So, maybe you shouldn't trust me on this...
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.