BloodRayne was never a big-selling game. In fact, it was never even an exceptionally good game, but its kinky, murderous heroine Rayne has managed to make a lasting impact on certain sections of the game community, and even Hollywood. Rayne is an assassin and Dhampir - a cross between a human and a Nazi vampire, obviously - who spends her days killing Nazis and demons (which is quite possibly the most philanthropic combination of things any video-game character could commit their life to killing). Her striking appearance - consisting of lots of leather and blood-red hair - has caused her to become a darling of the cosplay community, and her appeal is supplemented by her ruthlessness, independence and, well, the fact that she's a kick-ass female vampire. Despite BloodRayne's so-so popularity, Rayne's appeal far transcended the video-game world, spawning a movie (albeit an awful one), a comic book series, and tons of raunchy fan art. Having come from such humble origins, this vampiric, sorry, dhampiric maiden has done pretty well for herself.
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I'm a writer-editor hybrid whose writings on video games, technology and movies can be found across the internet. I've even ventured into the realm of current affairs on occasion but, unable to face reality, have retreated into expatiating on things on screens instead.