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Kieran Valentine is a 2012-introduced character. He is the son of emotional vampires with immense powers. He initially seems to be a narcissistic, cruel person who enjoys playing a game of seducing girls, sometimes by hypnotism, and intentionally breaking their hearts to add to his "collection" to gain power. The only one to escape his influence, if only by coincidence, is Draculaura. A second attempt to obtain her heart resulted in him losing his entire collection and with it, all his powers. His appearance is notably handsome, and he speaks with a fake Southern accent even though his real voice is a Transylvanian accent. A lot of his initial personality is discussed as also being a put on, acting how he believed emotional vampires are supposed to.

Portrayers

Kieran is voiced by Jonathan Lipow in English.

Character

Background

Living in Transylvania in his early years, Kieran learned how to settle his emotional vampire powers, by doing what he thought he was best to fill his need of love, steal it from his precedents. Continuously breaking the hearts of any girl he would charm, his powers would be stronger and stronger. This method never made him entirely comfortable, but due to the belief if he continued doing it, it would eventually feel right, he didn't realize he could seek out geniune love.

Eventually Valentine came across Dracula's daughter, Draculaura, with the biggest heart he had ever known, perfect to complete the love he thought he needed to acquire more of his love powers. Almost filling her entire heart, prepared to break it, Draculaura had to flee due to a misunderstanding with the local humans. After this, he continued with the same manipulative method.

Centuries later he received a call from Toralei Stripe, under the guise of claiming to be Draculaura, asking him to make a visit to her at Monster High. He eventually joins Toralei in her plan to make Draculaura and her boyfriend Clawd Wolf break up, which would benefit him by rising his ego again, giving him another chance to collect Draculaura's love. Due to the difficulty of this task, he resorted to hypnosis, a method which failed due to the strength of Draculaura's and Clawd's love. Valentine is devastated when he is pushed into the Pit of Eternal Body Odor at the catacombs of Monster High, which weakens his emotional vampire powers, due to the lack of love he receives as a consequence to his pungent smell. Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?

Lonely, angry, humiliated, and devastated, Valentine lived in solitude in the guest room above his mother's garage, embarrassed and excluded by everyone, even his own mother who refused to deal with the stench, until one day a woman calling herself Mrs Goblin came to his home, claiming to be a friend of his mother, and requested help in her unwanted animal shelter, assisting her with cleaning, feeding and daily upkeep. During a year, he cleaned and took care of the animals, giving love to them and eventually becoming aware love isn't something that can be forced, but instead is something that requires work, like the love he received from the animals after treating them, With this his stench disappeared, allowing him to try to make up for person he had previously been, seeking out to help others with their love issues. However, as Valentine had built up quite a negative reputation, the only other student who wanted anything to do with him was Spelldon Cauldronello, able to give him a chance due to not knowing this reputation.

Not long after, Valentine came across a magical ancient lamp, which revealed a genie stored inside it, the infamous Whisp Grant, who just like him, had once been a burden to other monsters, with her evil plans, but since a terrible defeat has been trying to be good. She offers him three wishes, as well as her genie loyalty, which, despite Valentine's kind intentions in wishing to change his past and by helping the students of Monster High has much as possible, didn't end well, due to the complicated nature of the genie's wishes. However, he still got what he most wanted, a friend, as he was able to find a friend in Whisp, and the two still communicate.

Personality

Valentine seems mischievous and scheming, using his quick thinking and allusive façade to his advantage. Like most vampires, he is very arrogant, aristocrati and a suave romantic who, through sly schemes, seemed charming, which hid his true intentions. He often convinced girls he's created Valentine's Day just for them in order to win their hearts. He expressed guilt over the actions caused by this persona in his diary, stating self-hatred as a reason he refused to allow himself to be geniune.

Valentine reappeared in the comic book I Only Have Eye For You, where he appeared to have turned over a new leaf and, and attempted to help other monsters find romantic dates for the Fraidy Hawkins dance, and tried to make it up to Draculaura and Clawd Wolf by paying for their date. His efforts didn't quite succeed as he planned, but everyone ended up with a partner regardless.

Appearance

He has pale pink skin, shaggy black-brown hair with red stripes and bright rosy eyes. His features are strikingly handsome, enough to make any monster girl fall in love with him. He also wears black eyeliner and a diamond stud earring. His clothing choice appears to be that of traditional vampires from the AD time period.

Abilities

As a vampire Kieran Valentine holds the powers of any other vampire:

  • Bat Transformation: It is assumed he has his vampire powers already, allowing him to turn into a vampire bat at will.
  • Blood Sucking: Through his fangs he can suck blood from human beings, like any other vampire.
  • Immortality: Like all vampires he is immortal.

Special Abilities

However, due to his sub-species, an emotional vampire, he holds a lot of powers over the matters of emotions, such as:

  • Hypnosis: With his rosy eyes, Valentine can force anyone, even other vampires, to believe they feel romantically attracted towards him.
  • Misc. Love Spells: Kieran can do several love-related tricks, such as flashing a heart atmosphere.
  • Energy Leeching: All emotional vampires can feed off life energy.
  • Love Extraction: Finally, Valentine can extract the love from any full heart, to fulfill his need for love.

Relationships

Family

Kieran lives in a mansion with his mother, who seems to be very protective of him. While Valentine likes to act like he's mature enough to act without her interference, he is not and will look for her aid if he loses control of the situation. Additionally it seems like the relationship is strained between the two, due to his mother's indifference over her son's comfort by making him live in the garage to avoid the stink. Valentine's father left him at a young age.

Friends

Three Clouds are Valentine's constant companions and accomplices. They revel in the hurt Valentine causes, but aren't too bothered with laughing about their master's misery if the situation occurs.

During his time at Monster High, Valentine got along well with Toralei, who shared his propensity for cruelty, until he used her to shield himself from a splashing puddle. He is now friends with Djinni Grant, also known as Whisp.

Romance

400 years ago, he once dated Draculaura, discussed in the part where Draculaura told a story to the girls in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?", and once dated her again in said special, due to using hypnosis on her. He shows regret for this in his diary and discusses wishing to be friends with her. He also discusses meeting Spelldon Cauldronello in his diary and says that "meeting him totally made [him] space out," likely due to a crush on him.

 Timeline

  • February 12, 2012: Kieran Valentine makes his 3D cartoon debut in "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?".
  • November 05, 2014: Mattel requests the trademark for Kieran Valentine.
  • July 09, 2015: Kieran Valentine's debut doll is for sale at San Diego Comic-Con International as that year's exclusive.
  • May 15th, 2020: Garrett Sander on his instagram stories discusses that Kieran Valentine was intended to come out as gay in his debut doll's diary.
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