Death is an elemental force in physical form, feeding off the passing of humans much like vampires drink the blood of mankind in order to survive.
Death is Count Dracula's second-in-command, thus he usually appears near the end of the protagonist's quest –often in the Clock Tower– to challenge them before they confront the Count. Death sometimes plays an equal or lesser role in Dracula's organization when someone other than he is the driving force behind Dracula's resurrection, such as Shaft, Elizabeth Bartley or Carmilla. Two of Death's closest associates include Slogra and Gaibon, who directly report to him. He has also been known to show respect to characters for their courage and skill. Being an evil-aligned creature of chaos, Death is very resilient to dark-based attacks, but yields to weapons containing holy properties such as the Vampire Killer.