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The vampires succeed in framing Blade for the killing of a Familiar (a familiar being used as bait when posing as a vampire). Blade, now in the public's eye and wanted by the FBI, is forced into hiding with his mentor, Abraham Whistler. A few days later, the FBI attack the hideout. During the siege, Whistler destroys the hideout after being mortally wounded, killing him in the ensuing explosion. The loss of his mentor allows Blade to be captured easily.
As the police prepare to hand Blade over to a group of vampires, Blade is rescued by Hannibal King and Abigail, Whistler's daughter. The two head a group of vampire hunters called the Nightstalkers, formed by Blade's mentor to assist him. Blade reluctantly joins the group after learning King was once a vampire. King and Abigail reveal that Danica Talos, who was the vampire who bit King, has located and resurrected the ancient first vampire, Dracula (who is referred to as Drake throughout the film). Talos hopes that by resurrecting Dracula, he (Drake) will help save the vampire race and eliminate Blade. In his first confrontation with Blade, Drake shows a sort of affinity for the "Daywalker", as they are both "honorable warriors" (somewhat ironically, while Drake is delivering his speech about honor, he is hiding behind a newborn baby he has taken hostage). During the beginning of the chaos, King is incapacitated by Drake.
Blade eventually learns of a bioweapon the Nightstalkers had created called Daystar. The weapon is capable of killing any and all vampires in a nearby area. However, there are two catches: The first is that Drake's blood must be infused with the virus. As he is the first vampire, his DNA is still pure, which, infused with Daystar, will make it work to its maximum capacity. The second: the virus has a possibility of killing Blade, as he is a half-vampire.