The (More Than) Complete Cast of CVRPG
Heroes, Villains, Low-lives, and Agents of Leisure
The Sparkles are an ancient race, so old that they predate this universe. Of course, as beings that exist from outside this reality, time doesn't hold the same meaning for them as it does for our normal, three dimension meat sacks. They have a different perception of reality, a different view of science, technology, civilization, religion, and everything else humans would consider "reality".
The Sparkles (not their real name, but their language is basically unspeakable for beings of our reality) weren't meant to be in our world, mind you. They came in through a dimensional accident and have spent the last five hundred thousand years looking for a way to get back home. In the meantime they've built a small, but powerful, version of their home on a world out in the distant reaches of the Terran League, awaiting a time when they can return to their own reality.
The Sparkles have tried (unsuccessfully) to avoid influencing our reality. Various other races have found their temporary home world and tried (to poor results) to conquer the glittering creatures. They even share a solar system with a hostile other race, the Typhons (a race that may have come into existence via sheer proximity to the Sparkle world) and continue to try and avoid conflict that could alter the solar system, let alone the progress of the entire universe.
When they finally can return home they plan to take their technology with them to wipe away all evidence of their existence, removing all knowledge of the Sparkles from our reality altogether.
High Priestess of Ra
Centuries ago (many, many centuries ago), in the ancient land of Egypt, there was a Pharaoh (what they called kings because the word "king" hadn't been invented yet). He was called Akmodan (although history remembers him as Akmodan I, but as he was the first the "one" was applied to his title after the fact). He also died, which is sad for the guy. Death happens to us all, and for Akmodan it happened in the Nile river, after one too many pints of beer, a hastily organized royal skinny dip session, and a crocodile. We'll let you piece together the order of events.
As it was, with Akmodan dead, the throne was left open for Akmodan's heir, the hastily named Akmodan II (bearing in mind that oftentimes kings would choose their "official" name upon taking the throne). There was only one small issue: Akmodan II was a small boy, hardly old enough to tie his sandals (they need tying, right?), let alone rule a country. Obviously a regent would be needed. To aid her younger brother, the teenaged daughter of Akmodan I, Thereshiri, assumed control of the realm until her brother was old enough to rule on his own.
Well, the uproar from this action could be heard across the Mediterranean. This wasn't 1479 BC (the start of the reign of Hatshepsut, fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty, and one of the most successful female Pharaohs). These were older times, when things were done properly and women did not rule Egypt. Obviously, this upstart girl had to be dealt with.
For a young girl that was only trying to help out her baby brother, her end was rather unjust: accusations of treason, a sham trial, conviction and death. Thankfully for Thereshiri, her younger brother threw a tantrum and had her mummified. Sure, she was still dead, but her place in the afterlife was assured.
Or, you know, she would have been ushered into the afterlife if it wasn't for the pesky magic of Dracula's Castle. Somehow her corpsified body ended up in Dracula's realm, and the dark magics resurrected Thereshiri as an animated mummy. But that wasn't the end of the changes in store for the mummy-girl. After a century or so of being a brain-munching undead fiend, more magics were unleashed and Thereshiri was granted a second life as a human. After more than two thousand years, Thereshiri was a living, breathing girl again.
The heck was she supposed to do now?
Despite all that she went through during her prolonged lifespan (betrayal, death, undeath, relife), Thereshiri has a surprisingly upbeat attitude. For her, this second chance as a human is really a second chance for everything -- a chance to right whatever wrongs she did in the past, to make the future a better place.
And she does have a few sins to make up for. As an undead mummy she ate her fair share of people, and that can weigh down on a newly reinstated soul. There are people she's harmed (directly and indirectly) that she has to repay, a balance that needs to be restored to ensure her next chance at the afterlife goes better than the last one.
As such, Thereshiri has taken on the mantle of the last High Priestess of Amen Ra (and, to be fair, as the only person to still believe in the God, Thereshiri has a lock on the job) and has been using her position and power to act as a light in the dark realm of Romania. Now, if only she'd stop hanging out with those Belmont boys...
A Belmont who faces off against Dracula becomes famous. We're all heard the tales of Simon and Richter (hell, in this comic we keep hearing about them). Even Trevor gained a name for himself and he really only fought against Dracula one time (at least that he can remember). But how does a Belmont live up to that fame, that renown, before he's even gone up against the Dark Prince even once?
For Trevor he didn't really have to think about it much. Although the people of Romania begged for him to come and defeat Dracula, showering fame and fortune at his feet, Trevor still remembers how they'd chased his mother (Sonia) out of town for being a powerful vampire hunter. He was just a babe then (one of questionable parentage) and although he didn't see their actions first hand, he did hear the stories from his mother, over and again.
Despite all this, then, it's amazing Trevor was willing to help at all. And yet he was, and happily (well, as happy as anyone that has to face off against the forces of darkness). Of course he was unsure of himself, and of course he had to learn as he was going along (you only ever fight the Master Vampire for the first time once), but Trevor figured out what he was doing. He figured it out on the fly, mastered that whip, and took out the evil vampire lord.
Or did he. DSWC's timeline is murky and it's hard to know who has done what, and when, and how, and things can shift and change at a moment's notice. What once seemed like a safe universe can get rebooted in an instant, so only time will tell if Dracula is ever truly defeated again.
Although the stories of Trevor Belmont are varied (he's a mast vampire hunter, he's dark and brooding, he's experienced and knows how to please a woman), the Trevor we meet in the series is young and brash, still figuring out his place in the universe (especially a universe that's constantly shifting and changing). It'll take him time to get his feet and learn about the man he's destined to become.
Still, this is DSWC. Even if Trevor dies along the way, it's not like anyone ever really stays dead in this world, right?