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Introduced in Darkstalkers
- Anakaris: Mummy of an Egyptian Pharaoh. Voiced by Kan Tokumaru
- Bishamon: Samurai ghost inhabiting a cursed suit of armor. Voiced by Kan Tokumaru
- Demitri Maximoff: Vampire seeking to claim leadership of the demon world. Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama
- Felicia: Catgirl seeking fame and recognition for her talents. Voiced by Kae Araki
- Jon Talbain: Werewolf and martial artist expert. (Gallon in Japan). Voiced by Yuji Ueda
- Lord Raptor: Zombie/Ghoul of a Rock & Roll star. (Zabel Zarock in Japan)--Voiced by Yuji Ueda
- Morrigan Aensland: Succubus of immense power looking for a little fun. Voiced by Yayoi Jinguji
- Rikuo: Merman and leader of a dying race (Aulbath in Japan). Voiced by Yuji Ueda
- Sasquatch: Yeti seeking the reason for the disturbance in the demon world. Voiced by Kan Tokumaru
- Victor von Gerdenheim: Golem, based on Frankenstein's Monster, trying to revive his family. Voiced by Kan Tokumaru
Boss characters, unplayable until Night Warriors
- Huitzil: Robot blindly executing the orders of its master (Phobos in Japan). Voiced by Juurouta Kosugi
- Pyron: Alien fire elemental bent on dominating and devouring the world. Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama
Introduced in Night Warriors
- Donovan Baine: Dhampir and a Vampire Hunter seeking redemption for the lost soul of a little girl. Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama
- Hsien-Ko: Hopping corpse (Jiang-shi, or more typically "Chinese Vampire") trying to put an end to madness (Lei-Lei in Japan). Voiced by Michiko Neya
Introduced in Vampire Savior
- Baby Bonnie Hood: Human bounty hunter based on "Little Red Riding Hood" hiding a sinister dark side (Bulleta in Japan). Voiced by Miyuki Matsushita
- Jedah Dohma: Dark Messiah, with Grim Reaper similarities, trying to unite the demon world to one consciousness. Voiced by Isshin Chiba
- Lilith: Succubus and younger "sister" of Morrigan, created from one third of the latter's soul, seeking completeness. Voiced by Hiroko Konishi
- Q-Bee: Bee-based monster known as "Soul Bee", drawn into conflict. Voiced by Miyuki Matsushita
- Dee: An exclusive hidden character in the secret arranged modes of Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection, he is a combination of Demitri and Donovan.
- Marionette: A puppet that mimics it's opponent.
- Oboro Bishamon: An alternate version of Bishamon who takes control of, and commands the cursed armor as opposed to the other way around.
- Shadow: Shadow creature that takes the character of the defeated enemy.
Character appearance table
|Darkstalkers||Night Warriors||Vampire Savior||Vampire Savior 2||Vampire Hunter 2|
|Donovan||No||Yes||Console ports only||Yes||Yes|
|Huitzil||Unplayable boss||Yes||Console ports only||Yes||Yes|
|Pyron||Unplayable boss||Yes||Console ports only||Yes||Yes|