Leila Marcus
General information





Eyes: Blue

Hair: Long, Blonde

Clothes: Crimson Coverall

Build: Athletic


Victim (Formerly)




Vampire Hunter

Favorite Drink(s)



Borgoff Marcus (Brother)
Nolt Marcus (Brother)
Kyle Marcus (Brother)
Groveck Marcus (Brother)
Lover (Presumed Husband)
Leila's granddaughter

Powers and Abilities

First Appearance

Demon Deathchase
Volume 3
VHD: Bloodlust

Hideyuki Kikuchi
"So I suggest we make a pact. Since we’re both in it for the long haul: whoever dies first, the other one can come and bring flowers to their grave."
―Leila Marcus[src]

Leila Marcus (レイラ・マーカス)  is a Vampire Hunter and a member of the Marcus Clan. Her first appearance is in the third novel of the series, Demon Deathchase.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Her appearance in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Not indicative of how she's described in the novels.

"At twenty-two or -three years old, her visage was as lovely as a blossom, but there was something about how overly alluring it was that called to mind a carnivorous insect—beautiful but deadly."

Leila is youngest of the Marcus clan, she's just over 20 years old, and has bright blue eyes and long, blond hair. She's outfitted in a crimson coverall, and equipped with a pair of sturdy goggles which she adjusts from her eyes to the top of her head. She has scars all over her body, where gashes were stitched up at some point. These scars may have been from living a rough life out on the frontier, or from the repeated forcefulness of her brothers.

Personality[edit | edit source]

She is the very definition of a tomboy in all incarnations of her. Having grown up with all brothers has rubbed off on her. She is highly capable and confident in her abilities. A soft romantic at heart with an iron clad exterior that protects this side to her at all costs. She is a thoughtful person and very honorable. While she forms bonds with people very easily due to her natural personality in all incarnations, in the novel this is overshadowed by the treatment she receives from her brothers.

In the novel, the trauma of having been raped by her brothers and insistence that they lay claim on her, while taking advantage of her even in times of injury with no regard to her emotions has scarred her, leaving her broken. She slowly gathers some of these pieces as she forms bonds outside the family; one being the guy in the butcher shop. However she isn't fully healed until she meets D. His treatment of her and kind words bring her back fully from the abyss of the broken spirit she was enduring. She is quick to proclaim this to him in all honesty when she tries to say her farewell to him.

She has a deep love for everything mechanical. She picks up the design and repair of most transportation without much effort. In battle she is fierce and determined despite what ever emotional state she is in, with a will and determination that even D is left in awe and quick to praise. She is also a lot softer and girlish than in the movie.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Novel[edit | edit source]

Main article: Leila Marcus/Novel

In Demon Deathchase, the novel equivalent of Bloodlust, Leila is introduced as the youngest and only girl in the Marcus clan. Blessed with a skill for making and handling machines, she is the proud maker and inventor of her Battle Car and all its equipments and weapons. She is well beyond all of her brothers in her expertise. She's a top rate vampire hunter living up to her family name, whereby she garners highest respect and praise from D on a number of occasions.

Manga[edit | edit source]

In Volume 3, the manga closely follows the events of novel Demon Deathchase, with minor changes such as Caroline's escape from Leila, and her meeting up with Kyle comes sooner. For the most part the events are the same. The character descriptions are closely followed as described in the Novel and the personalities of the characters.

Movie[edit | edit source]

Main article: Leila Marcus/Movie

In Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Leila encountered D after the Marcus Family wiped out a village of what they called zombie vampires. Subsequent events lead to where she is badly wounded in an attempt to blow the carriage of Baron Meier Link away with her bazooka. D tends to her wound. When she regains her senses she abuses him with insults, with D retorting recalling her calling out for her mother leaving her astonished remembering what she had said along with that recant, having unwittingly revealed her most guarded secret memories to him.

Video game[edit | edit source]

In Vampire Hunter D (video game), many of the events from the Movie play out in the game but just revolve around the Castle. Such as her meeting D, being injured, D is taking care of her, etc. At one point you do get to play as Leila when D is "Killed" she comes across Left hand and the two of them together do some side missions in the game before tracking down D and reviving him.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Leila is a highly skilled Vampire Hunter who ranks among the best in her profession. She is a top notch hand to hand combatant and highly skilled in all forms of combat. Her Mother and Father were moderately skilled in genetic modification, which may have enhanced her some what physically. Her greatest talent is being innately skilled with mechanics and engineering specializing in anything to do with transportation. Cars, or even something with life of its own like a cyborg horse, it didn't matter, everything in that category she shines in developing, maintaining, and modifying. She also has a special talent that completely outclases her brothers in operating these modes of transportation. In the story she has another ability hidden that she didn't even know that is later on described in later novels as Half-Awake which allows her to not be controlled by Vampires when bitten whether she is in one of the various states or not.

The entrance to the shelter appears in Blood Lust

Master Technician



Human Genetically Enhanced

Vampire Hunter


Personal Equipment[edit | edit source]

First Aid Kit- Common on the Frontier, its use is invaluable for Warriors and Hunters who usually make use of it very often. She didn't keep up with her supplies which surprised D.

Cold Beer- Leila orders this in the town of Garucia when she goes into the bar.

Sliver Gun- The one wielded by Leila Marcus uses highly pressured oxygen to fire needles one-thousandth of a micron wide. The gun can leave the walls of a Noble's castle as friable as unglazed pottery. Leila uses this weapon against Benge in the ghost town of Barnabas.

Bazooka- A powerful weapon wielded by Leila Marcus in the movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Leila uses this weapon against Meier Link.

Survival Knife- A knife Leila Marcus uses in the movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Leila uses this weapon against Caroline.

Javelin- Measuring three meters long, five centimeters around, and weighing five hundred kilograms, Leila uses this weapon against Caroline.

Leila's Goggles- Leila Marcus has highly advanced goggles in both the movie and the Novel. They have auto zoom, can detect objects and beings from a long distance, image enhancing, and probably Multivision functions.

Battle Car with Flares

Atomic Bike- The bike Leila Marcus uses in the movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. The same as all atomic powered machines, it uses Uranium Fuel.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Atomic Bus

Battle Car

Atomic Bike

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Leila's voice actress was Megumi Hayashibara in the Japanese version and Pamela Adlon in the English version.
  • Hereditary Diseases are a thing of the past: their names are no longer even remembered. As a result of the Nobility's genetic-engineering expertise, mental defects by inbreeding no longer exist. A guaranteed labor force is the greatest concern on the Frontier, so relations between a mother and her son, or father and his daughter, are permitted. The exact details don't matter so long as they are fruitful and multiply, but if it is purely in the pursuit of pleasure, such as when Lina Sween or Leila's family members or adoptive family members attacked them, it is not condoned, and against the law.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • (To D) "You’re a strange one, aren’t you? Saving the competition twice and all. Even though you had no qualms about killing one of my brothers. What, are you afraid taking down a woman would bring shame on your sword?"[1]
  • (To D) "I can’t very well change my way of life at this stage of the game. I’ve got too much blood on my hands."[1]
  • (To D) "You saved me. This time, I’ll protect you. I’ll defend you with my life."[1]
  • (To Daughter) "I wonder if it's tiring to be constantly on the run. He has no future, no place to go."[1]
  • (To Daughter and D) "Love’s so great . . . So why does it have to go so wrong?"[1]
  • (To D) "I wanted to be a hunter to avenge my parents' deaths. I've seen many terrible things since then: lives destroyed, families devastated, hopes crushed... everytime, it seems a vampire is to blame."[2]
  • (To D) "It's the only life I'm any good for now. And it looks like it's the only life you've ever known. So I suggest we make a pact, since we're both in it for the long haul: whoever dies first, the other one can come and bring flowers to their grave. How's that?... It's the rain, makes me sentimental. I don't know why I should care about that - it's just I love flowers. And I don't think I'll be getting any, I'm all alone after all. We have that much in common, don't we? That we're both hunters and we're both alone. Oh well, I'm being silly, doesn't really matter... "[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Demon Deathchase
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
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