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Curie Drakulya
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Kyuri2
Kana キュリー・ドラクリヤ
Romaji Kyurī Dorakuriya
Nickname Kyūri (キューリ, lit. cucumber)

Coolie (in fan translation)

Physical Appearance
Monster Species Vampire
Gender Female Female
Hair White
Eye Yellow
Height 162 cm (5'4")
Weight 38 kg (84 lbs)
B-W-H B72(A)-W52-H76
Monster Profile
Occupation Unknown
Relatives Wladislaus Drakulya (father)[1]
Media Debut
Manga Chapter 46

Curie Drakulya is a Vampire who crossed the Japanese border illegally, as her kind are considered too dangerous to enter the country.[2][3]

Although originally suspected by the protagonists and the M.O.N that Curie was a villain, this was later proven wrong as in reality the evil ghost of her late father Wladislaus who took control of his daughter at night was the actual villain. Curie became good friends with Papi during the events of the EXPO in Volume 12.

Appearance[]

Curie has the appearance of a thin girl with long silver hair that hangs over her yellow eyes, pointy ears, and she has heavy shadows under her eyes. As a Vampire, her most noticeable physical traits are her large bat-like wings in lieu of arms, her clawed feet, and her slit pupils. Like Papi and similar to a bat, her wings include a talon-like thumb.

She wears a headband that's mostly covered by her hair along with a one-piece custom-made for vampires and a floor-length caped robe with a blue-and gold ornate collar (which hides her bat-like wings). She also wears thick-soled black boots that conceal her claw-like feet.

Personality[]

Curie usually posesses a very reserved and quiet demeanor. She doesn't often voice her opinions and stutters easily. She is shown to be very timid, as when confronted with someone who is more outgoing, she was very nervous and had trouble interacting with them. In contrast to her usual mood, she is far more energetic and talkative during the night; speaking about her opinions with great enthusiasm and not stuttering.

As opposed to most of her kind, Curie does not like dark enclosed spaces, is afraid of heights, and has an aversion to blood. However, during nightfall, her personality changes and she becomes extremely dangerous and bloodthirsty. This is due to her father's ghost possessing her, until Lala exorcise his spirit from Curie. Despite of that Curie is now free from her father's influence, over time and through the training of the other Bloodsucker girls, Curie has now developed a more energetic side at night, as seen in her later interactions with her roommates. During the day, however, Curie is still shy andreserved.

Skills & Traits[]

Personal traits[]

  • Phobias: As seen in Chapter 50, Curie possesses several rather paradoxical phobias in the sense that she fears things that are actually natural traits or preferences of Vampires. Wladislaus considered his daughter as a "shame" to their species because of these phobias.
    • Fear of coffins: Curie is afraid of sleeping in a coffin, stating that she is afraid of dark cramped places. However, since Curie doesn't mind sleeping in a closet that can technically be considered as a dark cramped place, this fear seems to be specific to coffins only. It's possible that Curie has taphephobia, the fear of being buried alive in a coffin.
    • Acrophobia: Curie has acrophobia, the fear of great heights, which is strange given that, as a Vampire, she has wings and can fly. She was not affected by this phobia when Wladislaus' ghost took control of her in Chapter 51.
    • Chiroptophobia: Curie has chiroptophobia, the fear of bats, although as a Vampire herself she has bat-like properties such as leathery wings.
    • Hemophobia: Curie had hemophobia, the fear of blood, which was by far the most paradoxical of her phobias as a Vampire, not least because it was her strongest phobia. Just the sight or smell of artificial blood was enough to make Curie faint, though she was able to drink blood when Wladislaus' ghost took control of her. Later, Leechi and Moskii made efforts to train Curie to drink blood, and while their "training methods" can be considered drastic, (they force-fed her blood) they seem to have had success since, at the time of Chapter 59.5, Curie can now drink blood.
  • Inability to swim: According to Moskii in Chapter 59.5, Curie can't swim, possibly because her wings become to heavy with the water and are generally very unwieldly for swimming.

Pysical Traits[]

  • Vampire Physiology:
    • Ultrasonic Waves: Like a bat, Curie orients herself at night with ultrasonic waves. Her eye-sight however is very poor, regardless of the time of day.
    • Flight: Similar to Harpies, instead of hands Curie has large, bat like wings. She has enough strength in them to glide or fly, but she rarely uses this ability as she is ironically afraid of heights.
    • Vampire Virus: A Vampire can spread the Vampire virus through a bite, which can also turn their victim into a Vampire, although the actual viral transmission rate is actually extremely low. However, it should still be taken into account that Vampires can spread the virus not only through their saliva, but also through their mucous membranes, so that any direct contact with a Vampire can pose a low but still potential risk. Although the infected victim is considered a "Vampire", they do not grow wings or fangs and essentially they only become a carrier of the virus, so the claim that the victim is "turned into" a Vampire is rather inaccurate. As indicated by Wladislaus in Chapter 51, the Vampire virus can infect not only humans but also certain Liminal species, such as Devils, Lamia and Harpies.
    • Blood Sucking: As a Vampire, Curie's digestive system is underdeveloped and can only digest liquids. She therefore has to drink blood and other fluids for nourishment.
    • Bones: Much like bats, Vampires have a very thin skeletal structure as an adaptation to flight, but this also caused their bones to be slightly less strong than the extremely hardy bones of bird-like Liminal species like Harpies.
    • Weakness: As a Vampire, Curie is sensitive to sunlight and UV light, and is allergic to garlic and silver.


Possessions[]

  • Locket : Curie owns a locket with a portrait of her with her father inside of it. This locket was destroyed when Centorea unknowingly stepped on it after Curie was freed from her father's possession.[4]
  • Fake hands: In order to mask her appearance in public and to be able to keep better objects in daily life, Curie wears fake hands over her wing claws, which she can use like normal hands. It seems that Curie has several fake hands as replacement, because in Chapter 50, she loses one of them at the EXPO (which was founded by Suu), but in Chapter 53 Curie wears two fake hands again. In Chapter 59.5, Curie doesn't wears the fake hands.


History[]

Curie's mother died when she was still young, causing her to be raised by her father, Wladislaus. Due to the fact that the Vampire race was slowly nearing extinction, Wladislaus tried to raise Curie to continue their legacy. However, because of Curie's phobias of blood, heights, bats, and coffins, Wladislaus' efforts to make Curie a "true" Vampire were in vain.[1]
Extremely disappointed in his daughter, Wladislaus eventually died. However, instead of moving on, his spirit possessed Curie, and caused her to become extremely bloodthirsty every night when he took control. While Curie was aware of the possession to some degree, she was unable to do anything about it.[4]

Plot[]

Curie arrives in Japan in part as thanks to the actions of Mr President of the Black Lily Advanced Materials Laboratory. As part of their negotiations, she and two others were sent to harass a certain Arachne's host family. She arrives outside of the Kurusu House near nightfall where she becomes possessed by her father and attempts to feed on Zombina.

Unfortunately Zombina's formaldehyde based blood poisons her and instead she's forced to flee, choosing to fly off to the Inter-Species Cultural Exchange Exposition to rest for the day and try to get some of her strength back. There she encounters Papi who was looking for a place to nap and the harpy ends up dragging her all over the Exhibition.

She was later seen at the laboratory, giving the scientists a saliva sample for research on the vampire virus, alongside Kino and Killa.

It's later revealed that she is now living with other blood feeding monster girls as roommates and together with them they are seeking a man to feed on/date.

Zoological Classification[]

Main article: Vampire
Kyurii Secrets English

The Vampire (吸血鬼) is a humanoid species that is famed in mythology for their aversion to sunlight and their possession of fangs for sucking the blood of other beings.

Due to their natural diet of blood, Vampires were considered predatory and associated as Devils until around the early 18th-century in southeastern Europe when they were first identified as their own species by human culture. As humans seemed to be their primary prey, Vampires were considered to be evil beings amongst the human populace and were greatly feared for their ability to lure their prey into being fed upon and their ability to turn "normal beings" into vampires thanks to a "Vampire Virus" that is transmitted via their bite in a similar manner to Zombies. Like them, the virus only works if the victim is already near death.
Although some facts are true to a degree, the traits of the vampire species has been exaggerated over time due to fear-fuelled myths and folklore. For unclear reasons, Vampires now exist in near extinction.

Trivia[]

  • When Curie is not sleeping in a coffin, like Vampires traditionally do, she prefers to sleep upside-down, like most bats do.[5]
  • The Japanese spelling of Curie's name (Kyuri), like most other characters, is a pun derived from her species' name, in this case, the Japanese word for "Vampire" (吸血鬼 Kyūketsuki?), with "Ki" being swapped with "Ri".
  • The current situation of of Curie's people is the first serious case of a demi-human species being actually on the brink of extinction, with Curie being one of the last remaining vampires alive.
  • Her last name is a play on the name "Drăculea", the Romanian spelling for Dracula.
  • In Volume 12, Curie was portrayed with rounded human-like teeth until the end of Chapter 50, before becoming always portrayed with pointed teeth thereafter. This was probably a suspense-building stylistic device by Okayado to leave it ambiguous to the end as to whether Curie was actually a Vampire (despite the numerous implications) since pointed teeth are such a distinctive trait of Vampires.
  • In Chapter 59.5, Leechi and Moskii planned to try and train Curie to eat solid food. However, since Vampires can only consume food in liquid form due to their underdeveloped digestive system, these attempts would be doomed from the start.
  • Curie is currently the only character in the manga series known to have a deceased parent (with Curie actually having lost both parents).


References[]


Characters
Main Characters Kimihito KurusuMiiaCentorea ShianusPapiMeroune LoreleiSuuRachnera ArachneraLala
Secondary Characters Bicycle Police OfficerCathylDoppelDracoKiiKuroko SmithLilithManakoMerinoMr PresidentPoltTionishiaYukioZombina
Minor Characters AbulAideAlbaAlucaAlusia Van DalsiaAnkaraArachne LeaderArbatelAyaBahkurinBoerCacasiaCamembertCaraCashmereCathyl's BoyfriendCentorea's MotherCharolaiChedaCheron Du PellChevioChizuCorriedalCottCottaCreamCurie DrakulyaDrysEmmaEmmentaFiiFlounnderFreesiaGaruGillGodaHakuto (manga)Ils NinetaJamunaKarakKasegiKillaKinoKinuKiruraruKyuukiLeechiLizLuthrosMaikaMaruMeamil AiraguMeroune's MotherMiia's MotherMilMimi (manga)MoskiiNega-SuuNicole UnicoleNubiOctoOrc LeaderPapi's MotherParminoPegasania BellerophonPolice ChiefPonePurse ThiefQuarkRacletteReggianoRem NighdremRen KunanzukiRicottaRomRuyèrSaaneSankaSapphoSebasstianSekmetiShequaShibaShii-MiiShiishiiStudmuffinSuu's MotherTexlThe Racist CoupleTiltoToggenTokaraTonUrtVikkWani OtokoWladislaus DrakulyaYatsumeYuuhi HajimeZarellaZola
Game-exclusive characters AbyssActiaAiAluruAnuraArayaArielAsiaBelleBimaBisqueČeskáChioneChocolaCholanDeathDinaEldaEmEmethEnaErisFalFan LongFereFiFlareFranFrozeGalaGinaHakutoHalifaHaruHoneyHoroHydraIormuJelliJerezKagachiKaloloKasukaKehpKerosKomachiKuraKuruwaKuuKuuneKyouKyureLatoLeaLetheLizaLucineLycaMaiMashuMediaMemekoMimiMirajMisakiMitiMoiraMokunaii the 11thMyuuNanaNancyNan QueNemesNiaPeacePiratiPaulaQueenQuessQukulRanReiRemReshiaRiadoRoheRostyRuberuRudoruRudiRuiRukaRusSakiSalaSasamiSeaSeinShaiaSharonShianaShenayShinotchaShireSitriShizukaSophiaSuzieSya HuTatakeTeriosTierraTitoTolepasTsenUnyiVynetteWereYoukoYuki
Other Characters DubtwoJohn SmithOkayadoPako-chanPoltfanSalmonThe Eight BrothersThe Interspecies Reviewer
Groups ANM48Blood SuckersCommunal HusbandsCultural Exchange Security SquadEchidna TribeHot Spring SlimesJapan National Police AgencyKimihito's Homestay GirlsMedusa TribeMelusine TribeMiia's FriendsMiia's TribeMob CharactersMonster Ops: NeutralizationNeighborhood KidsOrc Culture Recultivation LeagueRachnera's TribeResidents of Black Lily RanchSno Ball Hot Spring Resort AttendantsStudents of Grimoire High SchoolTALIOThe Centaur Girls
Animals/Pets Asian Giant HornetBatCatfishCrabDoku-chanDolphinMegumiPapi's ChickiesPiranhaSea AnemoneStingrayWild Boar
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