Blade

Question: Just out of curiosity but how did Quinn, (the one Blade nailed to the wall at the beginning of the movie), "heal" from being burned? I don't think there was ever an explanation and later on he was just fine; how is that possible and also, how did his hand/hands keep growing back and why was he so hard to kill before?

Chosen answer: The vampires in the "Blade" movies can regenerate, especially when they feed with regularity. Also, he wasn't "hard to kill"... Blade just had a particular dislike for him and liked torturing him without killing him.

Question: Two questions; One, what is the language the vampires are always speaking? Was it made up or is it a real language? Two, if Blade was called Eric before, how did he "become" Blade, meaning how did he earn the name?

Chosen answer: The vampire language is Esperanto, a real constructed language created in the late 1800's. To an English listener, the language sounds foreign yet vaguely familiar thus it works as a plausible "secret language" spoken by a secret society. It is never explained how Blade got his nickname, however his proficiency with bladed weapons seems to be a logical explanation. A deleted scene in Blade 2 shows Whistler interacting with Blade when he was young, telling him to "drop his blade".

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How is Blade able to catch his glaive (his bladed throwing-weapon, not his sword) without slicing his own hand and/or fingers in the process? As in this film and its sequels, the blades are still spinning rapidly just before he catches it.

Serious B

Chosen answer: While all of the nocturnal vampires in the movies are far stronger and have incredible reflexes compared to humans, Blade is supposed to be an even stronger and faster vampire with special powers (he can travel in daylight, and his reflexes are super-fast even compared to other vampires). In short, Blade is so fast that he can safely snatch a whirling glaive out of the air as easily as catching a slow-pitch softball.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Whistler introduces himself as 'Abraham Whistler'. Could there possibly be a connection to Abraham Van Helsing in the original Bran Stoker writings, who also fought vampires?

Chosen answer: There could be but there doesn’t really seem to be any information about where the name came from. The Whistler character was invented by Marvel for Blade's appearance in the Spider-Man cartoon show in 1996, but there he was simply called Whistler, the first name – Abraham - came with the Blade movie. Now there has been more than one character with the last name Van Helsing in the comic books and Abigail in Blade: Trinity was originally also a Van Helsing (until the producers found out about the Van Helsing movie). So yes they might have chosen Abraham as a subtle reference to Van Helsing.

Andreas[DK]

Question: How old was Blade's mother when she gave birth to him back in 1967?

Chosen answer: Blade's mother was 23. Its hard to see but if you pause the DVD at the beginning where the wallet drops, zoom in and the date of birth says 2/16/44.

The-Immortal

Question: What type of car does Blade drive ? The black challenger-like coupe standing in his retreat is in one of the first shots there.

Chosen answer: It is a 1968 Dodge Charger with modifications.

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Blade: You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar coated topping. There is another world beneath it. The real world. And if you want to survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger.

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Mistakes

When Frost has the head pure-blood vampire on the beach, after he pulls out his first vampire tooth you see blood all over his mouth, but when it shows the closeup of him pulling out the other tooth, there is no blood.

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In the Marvel Comic series where the characters originate from, Deacon Frost was actually an elder man, and an alchemist who dabbled in vampirism and - via one of his experiments - turned himself into a unique vampire who could create doppelgangers of his victims.

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