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Jared Nomak
Jared nomak
Appeared in Blade II
Status Deceased
Actor Luke Goss

Jared Nomak is the first of the Reapers, a special vampire race created as an evolution of normal vampires.

Biography

Blade II

Jared Nomak is the original carrier of the so-called "Reaper" virus, which, according to Asad, is a mutation of the original vampire and is therefore a threat to the vampire race. Having a hatred for vampires, Nomak is first seen in Russia outside a blood-bank speaking to another individual waiting to give blood and get paid. Once entering the blood bank, Nomak is asked a series of questions relating to his history and the scar on his chin. Nomak eventually is strapped to a chair to have his blood harvested by a group of vampires posing as a blood bank but breaks out, kills and drains everyone in the room, and escapes. We next see Nomak in the popular vampire club "The House of Pain" where he first fights with Blade and says the popular line "Is the enemy of my enemy my friend, or my enemy" before Blade realises the Reapers aversion to ultravoilet light, and he escapes.

Eventually Nomak is the only Reaper left, and, in a brief encounter in the sewers, reveals to Whistler the conspiracy surrounding the Reaper strain, and it's true creation. Nomak breaks into Eli Damaskinos fortress after Whistler tells all to Blade about Nomak being the son of Eli Damaskinos and genetically created in an attempt to create a vampire "super race", and Nomak kills Damaskinos and infects Nyssa before again fighting with Blade. He is defeated when Blade stabs him in the heart with his sword. With death nearing, Nomak feels relieved of his pain of existence and shoves the blade further into his heart, killing him instantly.

Character traits

Jared Nomak was the first of the Reaper race and was an enemy of Blade. He was a character created especially for the film. Nomak's physiology is different to a typical vampire. Instead of having two prominent fangs, Nomak is able to split his lower jaw exposing fangs which administer a paralysis drug and a tentacle-style organ used to feed from both humans and vampires. Being the original patient of the Reaper strain, he has to feed more often than a typical vampire, and although he can infect others into Reapers, they eventually die.

Powers and abilities

  • Reaper Physical Attributes: The Reaper virus, combine with the vampire virus inside his DNA to produce a new kind of virus which gave him abilities that made him a new breed of vampire.
    • Superhuman Strength: Jared was able to send Blade in the air several meters away with just simple hits .
    • Superhuman Agility: He is far more agile than Blade, easily escaping and evading Blade's movements.
    • Superhuman Senses: As with all vampires, Nomak possesses feral-like senses sharper and more efficient than a human's.
      • Nocturne Vision: He lives in the sewers and moves by night, so his vision is designed for dark environments.
    • Wall Crawling: Nomak and the other Reapers have the unique ability to stick to any surface.
    • Accelerated Healing: Like the other Reapers, Nomak has a regenerative healing factor which allows him to nearly-instantaneously heal from even heavy wounds like broken bones and mutilations. Rapid gunfire from many enemies at once barely affected his performance. He is also nearly-immortal due to his increased natural vampiric regenerative healing factor.
    • Limited Immunity: He is completely immune to silver, garlic & even the EDTA. This makes him nearly-impossiblr to kill or defeat. His only weakness is ultraviolet radiation or as commonly known as Sunlight.
  • Expert Hand To Hand Combatant: Through both his encounters with Blade, Nomak shows himself to be a highly capable hand to hand fighter. His style seems like a mix of Street fighting, basic Martial Arts and Wrestling techniques, being extremely brutal and violent. Despite lacking formal martial arts training, this style, combined with his superior strength enabled him to overwhelm the far more experience and well trained Blade.
  • Intellect: Unlike the average Reaper, Nomak retains his original level of intelligence, allowing him to speak and make plans, even sparing Whistler when he directly confronted the human in the sewers where the average Reaper would have torn him to pieces.

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