Count Batula

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Count Batula
Count Batula.png
Gender Male
First appearance Conker's Bad Fur Day
Species Vampire/squirrel
Color Gray
Eye color Yellow (Bad Fur Day)
Gray-blue (Live & Reloaded)

Count Batula is an ancient squirrel vampire who appears in the Spooky chapter of Conker's Bad Fur Day and Conker: Live & Reloaded. He is an ancestor and the fifth great grandfather of Conker. He lives in a haunted mansion named after him, Count Batula's Mansion.

Description

Count Batula is a parody of Dracula, specifically in the film Bram Stoker's Dracula, and his name is a pun of "Count Dracula". Additionally, Batula's His wig is also a reference to Gary Oldman's role in the film as Dracula. Since he is a vampire, Batula has a fondness for drinking blood.

As suggested from his age, Count Batula is old and wrinkled. He wears a red robe. Batula often says the word "pray" after a sentence; this is an archaic term for "please". Count Batula also pronounces words starting with "w" or "wh" as a "v" sound. This is even reflected in his speech bubbles.

History

Count Batula and Conker converse in the Dining Room.

Conker meets Count Batula in his Mansion, where Batula walks down the stairway to the entrance. He welcomes Conker and allows him to willingly enter the mansion. Batula also tells Conker to bring the happiness that Batula lacks on his face, to which Conker states, "He's not wrong". Conker walks past the mansion's threshold, then compliments Batula's hairdo.

Batula says that he rarely has any visitors, and wonders why Conker dropped by. He tells Conker that he looks as if he needs sustenance, and leads him into the dining room. Batula claims to have a variety of food and drink. Conker is happy about this, as he is somewhat tired of eating Chocolate.

As they walk through the mansion, Batula points out the broken, wooden floor and explains that his mansion is in a state of repair. He mentioned of plans to make a few refurbishments. The entire floor was somehow knocked down, but he didn't specify the reason and decided to stick with his conservatory.

In the next scene, Conker sits at a long, wooden dinner table, eating a turkey leg and drinking wine from a metallic wine glass. Batula offers him a refill of wine, to which Conker agrees. He turns around and asks Batula why he is not drinking, and he responds that he does not drink. Conker inquires about a giant portrait of a squirrel, and notes the resemblance between him and Batula (despite there not being any). Batula says that the portrait is of his forefather, and he tells him the backstory of the Kulas of Conk.

Shortly after the backstory, Conker angers Batula by commenting that the old family of squirrels had "really stupid teeth". Batula reprimands him, questions Conker's right of criticizing his ancestors, and tells Conker that he is not of "noble birth". Batula moves away and quickly calms down. He apologizes for getting mad, claiming that he finds discussion over his ancestors as "touchy".

Conker hears a wolf howling and wonders what the noise is. Batula identifies them as "children of the night" and deems their howls as "sweet music". Conker questions the relation between music and howling. Batula hears another noise, a banging noise on the mansion's front door, and wonders what it is. Him and Conker communicate some more, and Batula says that the banging is from the Villagers. He then admits that he originally planned to murder Conker and drink his blood, but realizes his need for Conker's assistance in dealing with the Villagers. Batula requests Conker to come to him, but he asks Batula to backtrack about the mention of drinking his blood. Batula quickly interrupts him and menacingly says, "I said, Come here!". He bites Conker off-screen, and the Villagers manage to bust open the front door.

Batula in his bat form.

Conker later wakes up and sees Batula, who is now shown to have transformed into a massive, red-eyed black bat. Batula is hanging upside-down from a trapeze. He mentions the familiar taste of Conker blood, and welcomes him into his family. Batula assigns Conker the task of feeding him Villagers. He made "minor alterations" to the house, which he hinted at earlier. The same cracked floorboard he showed earlier has a grinder connected to a tube with a faucet on top. The contraption is meant to grind apart a creature, and pass their blood through the pump which Count Batula's from directly below the faucet. Batula tells Conker that his only duty for the rest of his life is to feed Villagers to him, and invites him to feast on their blood.

Conker is heard making Bat squeaks, and is to have been transformed into a bat from being bitten. Conker cannot communicate normally even though Batula is able to. Conker flies off, picks up a Villager, and drops it in the grinder for Count Batula. Conker drops in a single one for each round, as he is only capable of carrying one at a time. Batula comments on how delicious or refreshing a Villager's blood is for every time Conker drops one in. He progressively gains more weight from drinking a Villager's blood.

After Batula drinks a seventh Villager's blood, he becomes too overweight for the trapeze to hold him. Similar to what Marvin said after eating a third block of Cheese, Batula claims that he drank too much. The rope snaps, and he collapses into the grinder and dies. Conker then transforms back into himself.

Trivia

  • According to Rare Replay, the theme "Bloodlust", which plays while Conker feeds Villagers to Batula, was originally composed for a vampire character in Killer Instinct 2. However, the character was scrapped.
Conker's Bad Fur Day / Conker: Live & Reloaded
Characters BerriBirdyBouncerBurtCashCatfishCatfish (species)CheeseConker the SquirrelDaisyDung BeetleFangyFangy (purple dinosaur)FrankyGreggJack (Large Female Box)JuggaKeyKing BeeKulas of ConkLady CogsMarvinMr. BarrelMr. Big CogMrs. BeeOdd Little MonkPaulieProgrammerRodentRegRonSchizoid CogSunflowerSweet CornThe SargeTickly BeesVillager
Antagonists Buga the KnutBugger LugsCount BatulaDon WeasoHaybotHeinrichLittle GirlPanther KingProfessor Von KriplespacThe Big Big GuyThe ExperimentThe Great Mighty Poo
Enemies Bat (Barry)BoxBullfishClangClang GoblingCrateDoll** • Dragon GodEarthwormElectric Eel* • Fire ImpGargoyleGoblingHaystackSpider MineStone GiantSubmarineSurf PunksTedizTNT ImpUgaWaspWasp LarvaWayne and the WankasWeasel GuardsWeasel MafiaZombie
Chapters HungoverWindyBats TowerBarn BoysSlopranoUga BugaSpookyIt's WarHeist
Multi BeachDeathmatchHeistRaceRaptorTankWar
Locations Bats TowerBerri's HouseCount Batula's MansionFeral Reserve BankGraveyardPanther KingdomPanther King's CastlePoo CabinPoo MountainRock SolidTediz IslandThe ArenaThe Cock and PluckerUnderworldWasp HiveWindmill
Items Anti-Gravity ChocolateAnvilBeerCashConfidence PillsConkerContext ZoneGas MaskHelmetPooballPrune JuiceSquirrels' TailTNTToilet Paper
Weapons Baseball BatBazookaBombCanisterChainsawClass Twenty-Two TankCrossbowDaggerFlamethrowerFlamethrower (Multi)Frying PanGrenadeKatanaKnifeMachine GunMissileRevolverRifleShotgunSlingshotSniper RifleSubmachine GunsTommy GunUrine
* Exclusive to Conker's Bad Fur Day   ** Exclusive to Conker: Live & Reloaded