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Transylvania in popular culture

Largely as a result of the success of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Transylvania has become a popular setting for gothic horror fiction, and most particularly vampire fiction.[1] In some later books and movies Stoker's Count Dracula was conflated with the historical Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad III the Impaler (1431–1476), who though most likely born in the Transylvanian city of Sighișoara, ruled over neighboring Wallachia.[2]




Bela Lugosi as Dracula

Television programsEdit


  • Transylvania is Count Duckula's residence
  • In the Teen Wolf cartoon, Transylvania is the origin country of main character Scott Howard's grandparents.
  • Dr. Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop
  • In the Ben 10: Omniverse episode: Galactic Monsters, an alien world called Anur Transyl is based on Transylvania. The inhabitants of the planet, the Transylians, resemble Frankenstein's monster, while Loboans, who live on Anur Transyl's moon, resemble werewolves. Transylians also share the planet with the mummy-like Thep Knufans and the ghost-like Ectonurites. There is another Alien species called known as Vladats, and they mostly resemble vampires, but they have long since died out before the start of the episode.

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Songs and albumsEdit


  • A "Transylvania Polygnostic University", or "Trans Poly U", is featured, with some degree of prominence, in the webcomic Girl Genius.


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