Vampire Overlord Eli Damaskinos was a pureblood vampire elder of significant age and the leader of the Shadow Cabinet in Prague. He is the father of Nyssa and Jared Nomak


Damaskinos is of Greek descent. He is centuries old and claims to have fathered thousands of children, among them Nyssa and Jared Nomak. 

Powers & Abilities Edit

Eli's frail posture may or may not be a sign of his frail physical faculties. He did not display any feat of super-strength or speed, even once seen limping as he fled to a helicopter. It's possible that his advanced age has robbed him of his strength in the same way that an elderly human is robbed of much of their bodily faculties upon reaching their final years.

Weaknesses Edit

  • Silver
  • Sunlight
  • Garlic
  • EDTA
  • Decapitation
  • Immolation
  • Heart Piercing
  • Exsanguination


  • Eli Damaskinos originally had long white hair. But was removed in the finished film because, according to Guillermo del Toro, the hair made him look like Michael Bolton.