1. Dracula: Of course, Dracula was always going to be at the top of the list. The legendary vampire long ago ceased to be a mere character and evolved into a pop culture institution unto himself, inspiring everything from monster movies to Sesame Street characters to breakfast cereal mascots. He's not the first vampire in fiction, but trough the success of Bram Stoker's novel and its subsequent adaptations (most notably Universal's 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi), Dracula rose to become the most popular and instantly recognizable bloodsucker ever by quite a margin. He's appared in more than 200 films (only Sherlock Holmes has more), countless novels, comic books, video games, and just about any other kind of popular media you can think of. He's been portrayed by everyone from Christopher Lee to Gary Oldman to Frank Langella. He's been killed time and time again, only to return. He's been praised, parodied, analyzed by great literary minds, deconstructed and put back together again, and he remains the most iconic vampire ever.