|Not impossible. Just challenging.|
|—Draculaura in "Welcome to Monster High"|
Draculaura is a 2010/2016-introduced and all-around character. She is a vampire, specifically the daughter of Dracula through adoption, and she is a student at Monster High. Having spent much of her childhood at the Vampire Court, Draculaura is used to being pampered. She is prone to crying when she has to deal with obstacles, which on a bad day includes not being able to check her appearance in the mirror, though over the past years she has grown to follow that up with action. In particular her mission to find her childhood friend Elissabat and convince her to accept her role as the next Vampire Queen made waves in the monster world and was what earned her full access to her vampire powers. On an average day, Draculaura spends her time on schoolwork, hanging out with her friends and in particular her BFF Clawdeen, fearleading, dating her boyfriend Clawd, tending to her vegetable garden, shopping, and catching up on the latest gossip. She has turned 1,600 from "Party Planners" and in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?" and despite her old age, she is teenage age in vampire years or normie years (human years), being 15 years old at age 1,599 and being 16 years old at 1600. She is one of the few characters with her own vehicle.
She is voiced in English by Debi Derryberry in the cartoon series. In "Ghouls Rule" and "Scaris: City of Frights", she is voiced by Debi Derryberry under the alias Dee Dee Green. In 13 Wishes and Freaky Fusion, she is also voiced by Debi Derryberry, under the alias Sue Swan.
She was voiced in Latin American Spanish by Shirley Marulanda in volume 1, in volume 2 she's voiced by Dora Luz Moreno, in some episodes of volume 3, she was by Carolina Ayala, since volume 3 and 3D movies she’s voiced by Hiromi Hayakawa. But now Hayakawa is deceased, and so now Hayakawa cannot do it, because she is no longer around; which leaves room for Spanish-speaking voice artists for Draculaura.
Draculaura is the biological daughter of Camille and Gaius, human residents in Romania, 1,600 years ago. It so happens that Gaius, a Roman soldier, is the great-great-grandson of Trajan, one of Dracula's servants and friend. However, after he impregnates Camille, he is killed in a battle, leaving the widow alone and with no means to support the soon-to-be-born child. In a move of compassion and honor of his old friend, Dracula gives aid to Camille and receives them in his castle.
Soon Draculaura is born, her name given as an honor to the being who saved both hers and her mother's lives. The family decides to move to the Dacia province, actually known as Romania, to offer Draculaura the environment she needs. Kindhearted, Draculaura grows to be a happy child, and so did Camilla's and Dracula's relationship, as the vampire promotes her to head of the house and soon falls in love with her.
However, as Dracula leaves Dacia to attend an old business in Rome, a plague invades the province, killing many of the inhabitants, in which Camilla is included. Dracula arrives home to find that the love of his life is dead and that Draculaura is sick too, so to prevent her death, he adopts her and converts her into a vampire, giving the child immortality and immunity to the plague.
From that moment on, she was solely raised by Dracula in the Vampire Court, where she met her friend Elissabat, fellow vampire, and spent most of her days being pampered or attending fabulous balls.
Eventually, she started attending high school, in Transylvania, where she met her first boyfriend, Kieran Valentine, who secretly intended to fill her heart with love only to break it and add it to his sick collection of broken hearts. Luckily, she escaped when she was sighted by humans, during a picnic, while eating a tomato. The humans mistook Draculaura's tomato for blood, calling an angry mob that forced them to run away from home and settle in Scaremerica.
While in Scaremerica, Draculaura finds herself in the Division of the Worlds, with her father being an important supporter of the New World project, along with figures such as Hexicah Steam and Bloodgood, and stands for equality within the monster races, growing up to be the accepting girl she is, and eventually she meets Clawdeen Wolf.
In the 2016 reboot, Draculaura and Frankie Stein are the new founding members of Monster High. They meet some time after the "Great Monster Scare" when humans forced monsters into hiding. The ghouls decide to expand Dracula castle with dormitories and classrooms, then recruit monsters from around the world after Draculaura puts her vlog on the monster web. Using Dracula's teleporter, they recruit many monsters who gladly join the new school, except for Moanica D'Kay, who despises humans. Moanica and her zombie army attack Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf, Lagoona Blue, and Cleo de Nile, but the ghouls make quick work of the zombies and escape. Back at the school, Frankie and Draculaura decide to co-run for school president unopposed until Moanica D'Kay joins the school and runs against them on a "Monster Pride" platform. She challenges Draculaura to befriend pop star Tash, but when Draculaura meets her, Tash screams. Surprisingly, Frankie and Draculaura win the election, so Moanica kidnaps Tash to show the students that monsters are discriminated. The students side with Frankie and Draculaura and a fight breaks out between the zombies and students. Draculaura tries to protect Tash but Moanica jumps at her and then through her, since it turns out Tash is actually Ari Hauntington, a ghost. Moanica runs away from the school in embarrassment. Draculaura then continues her spreading peace and love as a message from the monsters.
Draculaura is sweet, energetic, friendly, sensitive and easygoing, though she can be a bit childish. She was one of Frankie's first friends and in New Ghoul @ School helped Frankie realize that she just might fit in. Even though she doesn't seem to care much of what other monsters think of her, Draculaura is much of a trend follower, as well as a "gossip ghoul", following Spectra's blog, the Ghostly Gossip, by heart.
Draculaura is usually ecstatic and gets distracted easily, making her prone to accidents and mixed information, so she's usually portrayed as naïve; but ignorance is bliss as Draculaura's happiness rarely fades. She's the most emotional of the girls, and cries the easiest. She's also shown to be a bit of a flirt, having the most crushes out of the cast. Being a vegan, she arranges her own food mostly from her vegetable garden. cartoon, it is brought up her hemophobia—Draculaura’s blood phobic nature stirs up from the fact that the latter is not originally a vampire…since the fact that her adoptive father Dracula is a very bloodthirsty vampire and most humans and other monsters find him creepy, this might also might be what stemmed up Draculaura's vegetarian ways, of both not drinking blood and not eating meat. She was once human, and got sick in the past which her father transformed her into a vampire to become immortal. As well, she will faint when seeing meat in front of her. This is seen as a recurring gag throughout the volume 2 series, but certainly not a running gag.Many, many times in the
Furthermore, Draculaura's meaning of veganism is that she does not consume meat or blood, not that the fact of not consuming meat or anything from an animal, as mentioned in The Ghoul Next Door, she eats ice cream. But Draculaura is certainly not a ovo-lacto vegetarian at all. In some adaptations of the franchise, her phrasing of not drinking blood or consuming meat is referred to as vegetarianism, specifically, she is called a vegetarian. Other vampires who are like this are called "vegetarian vampires" rather than "vegan vampires". Draculaura's diet only consists of vegetables, ice cream, fruits, and a lot of iron supplements. The latter's non-consumption of blood may stem up from her father's extremely blood thirsty nature, as it has scared her, since she was once human.
Draculaura may be a lacto vegetarian as she appears to eat milk products in the Monster High franchise, but does not at all appear to eat eggs or anything made of eggs. Draculaura's catchphrase in the original Monster High computer-generated, computer-animated TV specials seems to be: "Awesome, right?".
Draculaura has pale pink skin, pale purple eyes, and long black hair with pink streaks. Her hair would be seen a lot in pigtails, but she can wear it in a single ponytail, a beehive, or even hanging loose. Many of her physical features nod to her vampire heritage, such as pointed ears, fangs, and pale skin with a pink tint that's especially sensitive to the sun. She also has a small pink heart right under her left eye, which is a scaredy-mouse as pointed out by Operetta in Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?. Her fashion motifs are vampire fangs, hearts, ribbons and bows, the color pink, and bat wings. Her makeup consists of deep pink lipstick, and a line of pink eyeshadow on the crease. In the reboot, Draculaura had grey lower lashes and earrings that resemble sky-blue bat wings. Draculaura wears a pink and black dress with a black collar and a black skirt top. She also has pink and black sneakers with sky blue laces.
In the cartoon series, Draculaura is notably shorter than all her friends, even in heels. In fact, she's the shortest of the main cast, being taller than only a few backgrounders, and only looks taller than Ghoulia due to Ghoulia never standing up straight because she is a zombie. She is around the same height as Howleen Wolf.
Draculaura holds the standard abilities and characteristics of a vampire, such as an inability to stand garlic or to have a reflection in the mirror and the need to be invited into places before entering. However, Draculaura does not drink blood due to her vegan nature. Additionally:
- Vampire Powers: After finding the vampire ruler Elissabat, Draculaura acquired her Vampire Powers, and consequently, the ability to turn into a bat at will. Despite this, she still has a lot to learn about such powers as she tends to have little control over them yet.
- Levitation: Like all vampires with their vampire powers, she can levitate at a small height.
- Bat-changing: Draculaura is able to change into a bat at will. But this, revealed in "The Good, the Bat, and the Fabulous" was revealed to gain the power when a vampire is old enough. Revealed in "Frights, Camera, Action!", a vampire can only gain the power to change into a bat when he or she does something outrageously of a good deed, such as Gory Fangtell had saved an important vampire lord from a sunburn. But in Welcome to Monster High, she can turn into a bat at will but has difficulty controlling it to stay in bat form. She also says that she is still learning how to master to fly with a little of her father's help.
- Hanging from surfaces: Draculaura can hang from any ceiling no matter what material. In a webisode, she could hang from a felt ceiling.
- Echolocation: In Welcome to Monster High, Draculaura as a bat can emit a shockwave screech as shown when she did this to one of Moanica's Zomboyz at the cemetery and Moanica at the party to make Moanica fall from the stage. Draculaura also can hear echoes from far away, due to her superior hearing.
- Immortality: Like all vampires she is immortal.
- Writing: Draculaura has a special liking for writing and storytelling and is talented in doing so. With this, she has decided to join various clubs, such as the school magazines and newspaper, and is a faithful reader of Spectra's Ghostly Gossip due to her love for gossip talk. It is however unknown how she feels about the revamp of the blog, now called the Gory Gazette.
- Acting: Draculaura also has a rather hidden talent for drama, as shown by her ease to perform plays. Elissabat, who goes by the alter ego Veronica Von Vamp, Draculaura is, however, is the one who gave Elissabat the line for her newest movie. Although she does not act or have any lines in the movie that she had helped be performed by
Draculaura's School's Out diary reveals that Draculaura is in fact Dracula's adoptive daughter, not biological, and that he took in her and her mother "when no one else would". She also reveals that her father is not the Dracula who Bram Stoker wrote about. Draculaura was born in AD 412 as the daughter of a centurion, Gaius. Killed in a battle, he left Draculaura and her mother homeless. After some time, the two made their way to the province of Dacia, which in modern days partially overlaps with Transylvania, where Draculaura's mother became a housekeeper of Dracula. She and her mother fell subject to a wasting disease (presumably tuberculosis) and her mother, Alina/Camilla, died because of it. Dracula turned Draculaura into a vampire before she could die too, beginning her life as an immortal. One way or another, Draculaura ended up being adopted by Dracula and eventually moved with him to the USA after being chased away by angry villagers.
Draculaura and her father live on the same street as Holt Hyde/Jackson Jekyll "in what is either a gigantic mansion or a small castle. I guess you'd have to go with mansion, but only because there isn't a moat and a drawbridge." Draculaura gets along with her father, although she thinks he is very old fashioned (he bought her Victorian dresses for back-to-school clothes). Every year he tries to convince her to be a more traditional vampire, including keeping nighttime hours and drinking blood.
In the Monster High book series, she lives with her father (he is leader of the RADs), her grandparents, and other relatives. The Ghoul Next Door mentions that she has an uncle named Vlad. In Back and Deader Than Ever, in an argument, Draculaura has a flashback to when her mother dies and she was turned into a vampire. Her biological parents are her mother Camilla and her father Gaius.
Draculaura is best friends with Clawdeen Wolf, and the two have accepted Frankie Stein within their group. Draculaura's outgoing nature has earned her many other friends too, including Lagoona Blue, Ghoulia Yelps and Cleo de Nile.
While living in Transylvania, Draculaura was good friends with Elissabat. Which Elissabat comes back in "Frights, Camera, Action!" and is seen with her in Master of Hiss-guise. She is very popular in school with friends and is also friends with Operetta and Spectra Vondergeist, along with Abbey Bominable and Clawdeen's sister Howleen. In the books, Draculaura is also friends with Jackson Jekyll, his girlfriend, Melody Carver, and Jackson Jekyll's alter ego side D.J. Hyde.
Draculaura's pet bat is named Count Fabulous. She likes to dress him up in pink, coordinated outfits. The only form of insects that Draculaura will let him eat are small insects and sometimes fruits, like bananas. And she calls him her BFF (Bat Friend Forever).
In the Monster High book series, her full list of pets include Teeny Turner, a dog, Snake Gyllenhaal, Kitson, an orange kitten, The Worminator, a lactose-intolerant parakeet, Rat-a-tat, a rat, two turtles, a white bunny and Fuego and Caliente, whose species is unknown.
In the TV special Welcome to Monster High she has a pet spider named Webby, though Webby looks like Memphis, which Memphis "Daddy O" Longlegs is Operetta's pet. Though Memphis and Webby look alike, they are clearly not the same character.
Draculaura is a romantic-idealist who places a lot of value in finding the right one and maintaining a relationship that is "perfect". Currently, she has found her perfect partner in Clawd Wolf, a kind, athletic, smart, and loyal werewolf who also happens to be her best friend's brother. The two of them have experienced several ups and downs, such as when Clawd was convinced by his werewolf pals that a vampire was a bad partner choice in "Fright On!" and when another vampire out for Draculaura's heart hypnotized her into loving him in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?". Through it all, though, the spell was broken, the two have stayed strong together, and are more in love than ever, even sharing a kiss by the end of the movie.
Prior to her dating Clawd, Draculaura has had interest in many guys. In the webisode "The Hot Boy", she forms a crush on Heath Burns and is also seen dancing with him at the Justin Biter concert in "New Ghoul @ School", but is over him by the episode "Fur Will Fly", calling him "conceited". However, he later "wears her down" about going to the Spirit Rally Dance with him in "Why We Fright"; she chooses not to go with him after he mocks her in the next webisode. That is when Clawd offers to take her to the dance instead. Here is where we see the beginning of their budding romance. In the early webisodes of Volume 1 (specifically early webisodes or earlier webisodes, per se), she has a crush on Justin Biter. She soon got over him for the Jaundice Brothers according to "Fur Will Fly" and "New Ghoul @ School".
In the earlier webisodes, she was also attracted to a mysterious student known only as the "Perfect Guy" in the webisode "Horrorscope". His face is never seen, and he seems to have been a character exclusive to that one episode. She dated a vampire named Kieran Valentine in the past, prior to her time in Monster High, as seen in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?". In her diary, it is stated that she also had a crush on Jackson Jekyll at one point, when he first moved into her neighborhood. However, nothing came of this relationship due to Jackson forgetting all of their plans for evening dates. However, at the club they planned to go to together, she meets Holt Hyde, and the two tear it up on the dance floor, he stating in his journal what a "little vampire hottie" she is. In her "School's Out" diary, it is shown that she has developed feelings for Clawd Wolf when he rescues her from a sudden downpour. He drops her off at her doorstep, and she gives him a kiss on the cheek before quickly going inside, hinting at their relationship to come.
In the Monster High book series, Draculaura is often called Lala by her friends, while Draculaura is her RAD (Regular Attribute Dodger) name. She often has makeup smears and smudges because she can't see her reflection. She is often wearing cashmere and spending her time in the steam room because she is always cold due to having no pulse. She has pale skin, pink highlighted hair (which matches her makeup and outfits), and fangs.
Draculaura is a vegan in both the Monster High books and the cartoon series. At one point, she complained to Blue (Lagoona) that there was a lack of vegan options in the cafeteria and her having to consume iron supplements. She also complained that Clawdeen had burger breath.
According to her, Melody's family rented their house from Lala's grandparents. In The Ghoul Next Door, she takes part in the documentary of the same name. But her part of the documentary is audio only, and pictures were put in her place, due to her not showing up on film.
In Where There's a Wolf, There's a Way, she is sent out to her grandparents' house, much to her dismay. However, she shows up at Clawdeen's hideout with her father's permission, where she develops a crush on Clawd and even convinces him to let her give him a mohawk. She is present at Clawdeen's party, where she flaunts her RAD status.
In Back and Deader Than Ever she submits the T'eau Dally admittance letter, only to find out she's one of the finalists. When she found out about her father's plan of establishing a RAD-only school, she deals with him that if she won his plan, it would be annulled; it's unknown if Merston won the contest, but its loss was somewhat implied, thus making Monster High.
- October 23, 2007: Mattel requests the trademark for Ula D which was originally to be Draculaura's name.
- September 8, 2008: Mattel requests the trademark for Draculaura.
- February 25, 2010: Mattel requests the trademark for Draculaura in the costume category.
- May 05, 2010: The Monster High website goes live, featuring Draculaura's profile.
- May 05, 2010: Draculaura's profile art is revealed.
- May 05, 2010: Draculaura makes her animated debut in the Higher Deaducation commercial.
- May 05, 2010: Draculaura makes her 2D cartoon debut in "Jaundice Brothers".
- Early July, 2010: Draculaura's debut doll is released as part of the 'Basic' series.
- Early July, 2010: Draculaura makes her diary debut in her 'Basic' diary.
- Early July, 2010: Draculaura's debut plushie is released as part of the Friends series.
- August 29, 2011: Mattel abandons the trademark for Ula D.
- September 01, 2010: Draculaura makes her Monster High book debut in Monster High.
- February 12, 2012: Draculaura makes her 3D cartoon debut in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?".
- September 05, 2012: Draculaura makes her Ghoulfriends book debut in Ghoulfriends Forever.
- October 22, 2014: Draculaura makes her anime debut in "Monster High Life Is Amazing!".
- Because she's a vampire her reflection can't be seen. However in some webisodes, some parts of her reflection are shown, such as hair or diseases. It's also been mentioned that there's an iCoffin app that allows you to take photos of vampires.. Some students also own mirrorless cameras for this purpose.
- According to the Monster High website, Draculaura is the president of two Monster High school clubs: Drama Club and Newspaper Club.
- A Classroom Draculaura doll was supposed to be produced but never was.
- Although the original Monster High artwork, webisode design, and Basic doll for Draculaura has a flowery pink necklace, her later Basic artworks necklace has been changed to a much more simplified angle-cut bat. However, her Basic doll, profile artwork, and webisode design have remained unchanged.
- Early on, Draculaura was supposed to be vegan, a character trait referenced in the Higher Deaducation commercial and website version of her profile. This was changed into her being vegetarian, which she is said to be in the doll version of her profile, in the cartoon series, and in the Monster High books.
- In Back and Deader Than Ever, Dracula calls her Laura, which was a name given by her mother.
- Sources are contradicting in terms of Draculaura's biological mother's name, some state it is Alina while others state it's Camilla.
- Draculaura's full birthday is on February 14th, 412 AD.
- Since her birthday is on February 14th, this makes her an Aquarius.
- She also has an ability to hang in ceilings because she's a vampire.
- She can also talk to bats.
- In the aforementioned commercial, Draculaura didn't speak with a Transylvanian accent, but an American one.
- Her voice is higher in some movies. Also, her accent is much thicker in the newer movies and episodes. In Season One, it was barely noticeable and she rarely rolled her R’s or drew out her vowels.
- Unlike most vampires, she has no problem saying the letter W (she says “Clawdeen Wolf”, not “Volf”).
- In “Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love?” and “We Stop Hate”, it is revealed that she has a Napoleon complex, as she is sad about her height and cried when Clawd brought her a stepstool.
- In “We Stop Hate”, she confesses that she is insecure about her accent, since she says “I’m short, I talk funny, and I’m probably ugly”.
- Although her nickname is Ula D, this is almost never mentioned.
- Although Fangelica VanBat was calling Dracula “dad” long before then, Draculaura does not officially declare Fangelica her sister until the Howliday special. It is unknown if Dracula has legally adopted Fangelica yet. Although Fangelica is technically a royal, she has no difficulty behaving like a normal ghoul and fits right in with Draculaura and her peers.
- She and Howleen Wolf share an interest in poetry.
- She was an only child being raised by a single dad after the death of her biological parents, until the arrival of her adopted sister and stepmother.
- As of “Great Scarrier Reef” and “The Legend of Shadow High”, she is a lot more pushy about others eating meat. While she means well, it can seem a bit aggressive.
- According to the official monster high website, Draculaura is the president of the Drama Club and Newspaper Club.
- Draculaura's 'School's Out' Diary, October 12th
- Sweet 1600 live chat with Draculaura hosted by Stardoll
- Ghoul Spirit
- Holt Hyde's 'Basic' diary, August 1st
- Draculaura's 'Basic' diary, July 21st
- Draculaura's 'Basic' diary, August 25th
- Draculaura's 'School's Out' diary
- Clawdeen Wolf's Dawn of the Dance diary