“Some motherfuckers always try to ice skate up hill…”
The man, superhuman, night creature with a soul known as Blade grace the big screen in the 90s and arguably brought back comic book movies to the main stream (yes thank Wesley Snipes for that folks). The dark images and themes along with a forbidding presence of a undead evil Blade was a hero to many. He fought against the evil hell spawn called vampires with a underground group of vampire hunters who realize this threat was gaining more momentum. More so when the order of true between man and dark spawn was almost shattered by the actions of Deacon Frost.
In fact the real emotions we first saw of Blade was through the death of his friend Whistler
But Eric aka Blade is a anti hero.
He cares nothing about fame.
He barely cares about the feelings of the humans he protects but still protects them?
He protects them only and I mean only because of his hatred towards the vampires, for turning him into one and most importantly, for killing his mother, his hunger for revenge (see what I did there lol) force him over the edge and save the day inadvertently.
Now most of my information is from the first Blade film, not the comic books. I believe the original run of the Blade comics (Created by writer Marv Wolfman and penciler Gene Colan, his first appearance was in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 (July 1973) as a supporting character) which only lasted 6 issues. Through my recollection when Whistler was killed and Blade saved the day there was no one left to create the serum thus forcing Blade to become a full vampire (I might be mistaken on that but that’s what I heard from a friend who owned the all the original Blade comics).
Blade is an intriguing anti hero who you cheer for but not for defeating hell spawns…
But for discovering his love for his mother that keeps him going.