Background information
Feature films Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania 2 (mentioned)
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (mentioned)
Short films
Television programs
Video games
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Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, caring, protective
Appearance Gothic, slender, beautiful, black hair, long sleeve black dress with choker
Goal To keep her family safe
Home Transylvania
Enemies Humans
Likes Her family, Hawaii, romance
Dislikes Humans, persecution of vampires
Powers and abilities
Fate Killed (by humans)
Quote Your Zing will come, my love... cherish it.

Martha was the wife of Dracula and the mother of Mavis. She was killed by a mob of humans while trying to hide. She died when there was a fire.




Early Life

Sometime in the 18th century while flying in the night as a bat, Martha crashed into another bat, and they both fell to the ground. The bat Martha knocked into turned out to be another vampire, Dracula. Dracula and Martha instantly felt something for each other and soon became inseparable. They began to date, and soon became married. In 1894, they had a child, a baby girl named, Mavis. Shortly a few months after Mavis was born however, a group of angry humans stormed Dracula's home, intending to kill him and his family for being vampires. Dracula told her to hide as he tried to calm the humans, but she was killed by the mob leaving Dracula to take care of Mavis alone. Traumatized by the tragic event, he built a hotel to keep her and other monsters safe.

Hotel Transylvania

The story of Martha and Dracula was known as a notable tale, even to humans. In the version Johnny knew, it was said that Martha known as the Lady Lubov, met a lonely count and the love the two shared was so great that they felt as though the two were one, both being perfect for one another. However, tragedy befell her and the count and they both perished in a fire that mysteriously started one night. However, the love they had was so powerful that it felt like the old castle they lived in possessed their spirits.

However, the true story told by Dracula was that Martha first met him in Hawaii, and at some point they were married. Martha later gave birth to Mavis. However, instead of dying in a fire, Martha was killed by humans (possibly staked in the heart, as that is one way to kill a vampire, though Dracula commented that a stake in the heart would kill anyone) while she was hiding from a mob, leaving Dracula to become a widower, bitterly hateful towards humankind, and becoming overly-protective of his daughter to the point that he never wanted her to leave the hotel and taking drastic measures to change her mind should she feel the urge to leave. Which is why Dracula wanted to build Hotel Transylvania to protect Mavis and all the monsters. He hated Johnny because he was a human. But eventually accepts him.

In a more uplifting way, Martha gift to Mavis inspires her daughter to find her own "zing" and to remind Dracula how important it is to let others into your life.

Hotel Transylvania 2

She is first mentioned in a song sung by Dracula at Jonathan and Mavis' wedding, Martha is mentioned for a second time when Dracula urges Mavis to eat Martha's own recipe for Monster ball soup. Mavis accepts it, but begins to hysterically cry due to her mood swings from being pregnant.

Later, Martha is mentioned for a third time when Drac and the gang take Dennis away in the hearse to teach him how to be a monster, Dennis asks Dracula if he ever misses Martha. Dracula tells Dennis that he always thinks about her, and that she was his Zing.

And for the fourth time Martha is mentioned, during the family dinner, Linda asks Mavis how she lost her mom. Mavis replies that she was killed by angry humans.

Paintings of Martha are shown in the background throughout the film.


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  • She is a skilled artist and is good at writing poetry, as shown when Mavis showed Dracula her 118th birthday present from Martha.
  • She resembles Vampira.
  • She resembles Morticia from the Addams Family franchise.
  • There is a deleted scene of the prologue for the first film showing how Martha and Dracula first met, and their life from getting married to having Mavis. (Called Love at first bite).
  • Her painting is based on the painting "Mona Lisa".
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