Vamps v Werewolves: 15 Best Underworld Characters (RANKED)

All our favorite Underworld characters ranked!

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About Underworld

Underworld is a dark fantasy and horror series that follows the war between Vampires and Werewolves (or Lycans). The series first appeared on our screens with Underworld (2003), then Underworld Evolution (2006), and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), which is the prequel to the series, chronicling the origins of the Vampire-Lycan war. The fourth film, Underworld Awakening (2012), is the sequel to Underworld: Evolution.

The final film, Underworld: Bloody Wars, was released in 2016. The main focus of this movie is Selene, who is the protagonist. Throughout her journey, she gains allies as well as enemies. Every series has its top characters, and we will look at the top 15 Underworld characters. Without further ado, let’s take a look at them.

15. Sonja 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Sonja is a character that appeared in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. She was the first daughter of Viktor, a vampire elder. Her love affair with Lucian (a Lycan slave, and the first Lycan that can quickly change from human to wolf form) was a strong part of the origin of the war between Lycans and Vampires.

14. Viktor 

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Appeared in: Underworld (2003), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Viktor is a ruthless vampire who was turned by Markus Corvinus in the early 5th century. As a ruthless elder and dictator, he was feared, and he was never afraid to manipulate others into following him. One example of her manipulation was when he killed Selene’s family and sired her. He also trained Selene to be a Death Dealer after lying to her about how Lycans killed her parents. When Selene discovered the truth, she killed Viktor.

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13. Quint Lane 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Awakening (2012)

Quint Lane is a super-enhanced Lycan and the son of Dr. Jacob Lane. However, he is an enhanced werewolf due to his ability to heal fast and seeming immunity to silver. Quint is quite a badass werewolf and the only one Selene couldn’t beat in a combat. This guy is a killing machine.

12. William Corvinus 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Evolution (2006)

William Corvinus is a member of the Corvinus clan and a brother to Markus Corvinus. He was also the antagonist in Underworld: Evolution and the ancestor of the Underworld werewolves. He easily kills multiple Death Dealer vampires at the time of his capture.

11. Markus Corvinus 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Markus Corvinus was the first vampire and one of the sons of Helena and Alexander Corvinus. He was the progenitor of the vampire species and a brother to William (the first werewolf). Markus was bitten by a bat, while William was bitten by a wolf, turning them into the first of their kind. The event tore the family apart. William’s new form caused him to infect lots of people. Markus created Viktor, hoping to contain William and make him a hybrid, but Michael killed him.

10. Marius 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Marius is a badass Lycan leader and villain. He was also an antagonist in Underworld: Blood Wars. He was responsible for killing Michael and taking his blood to empower himself. He almost killed Selene.

9. Thomas 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Awakening (2012) and Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

David’s father, Thomas, is a vampire elder who is still in existence. He has no faith in Selene and openly despises her hybrid offspring. Selene saving his son causes a little shift. David is the coven’s de facto leader even though Thomas is an Elder.

8. Semira 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Semira is an ambitious vampire who appears in Underworld: Blood Wars. As one of the leaders of the Eastern Coven, she was ready to kill anyone who got in her way to the top of the coven. She is responsible for killing Thomas.

7. Lena 

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Appeared in: Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Lena is a vampire warrior from the Nordic Coven and one of Vidar’s offspring. Lena is equally cool and eccentric. She does, however, demonstrate her skill as a fighter by slaying a number of Lycans with her sword, shield, and strange superspeed powers. Even Selene, who had been beaten by Marius, was saved by her from certain death.

6. Singe

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Appeared in: Underworld (2003)

Singe is a researcher hired by Lucian to figure out how to combine the werewolf and vampire lineages to produce hybrids. In order to test whether blood from the human Corvinus bloodline and blood from vampires and Lycans are compatible, he kidnaps members of the Corvinus bloodline. When Michael Corvin is captured and brought to him for testing, he ultimately finds Michael Corvin to be compatible. Viktor kills him near the conclusion of the Underworld, and his blood pours into Markus’ tomb, reawakening Markus. Unlike the other members of Lucian’s clan, he can’t change into his werewolf form, but he still has the werewolf trait.

5. Raze

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Appeared in: Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006)

In the films Underworld and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, the character Raze is a Lycan (werewolf). He serves as the second in charge of the Lycans and is Lucian’s right-hand man.

4. Lucian

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Appeared In: Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

In the films Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Lucian is a Lycan. He was the primary character in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and an antagonist in Underworld. Since Viktor’s captivity, he has been the founder of the Lycans and the head of the Lycan resistance.

3. David

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Appeared in: Underworld: Awakening (2012) and Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

David is a pure-born son of Thomas, the elder of one of the remaining Vampire Covens, and the Vampire Elder Amelia. David is incredibly powerful, capable of engaging fully converted Lycans in hand-to-hand combat, and it appears that his strength has increased beyond that of the original Elders when he turned into an augmented vampire. Along with Selene and Lena, he is one of the strongest vampires right now.

2. Michael Corvin

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Appeared In: Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006)

A typical guy getting thrown into an supernatural/superhuman struggle and learning something special about himself is always a better story. Well, Michael experienced it. Michael, the first vampire/Lycan hybrid, discovers he is the last of a long-extinct bloodline. He is more powerful and quick than any Lycan or vampire. Not to add that he is the first and only male to win Selene over, fathering her daughter Eve. It’s outrageous that the character hasn’t made a comeback after Evolution (he had brief appearances in Awakening and Blood Wars, but it hardly counts).

1. Selene 

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Appeared in:  Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Awakening (2012), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Selene is a vampire that kills Lycans (Werewolves) who killed her family as part of her job as a Death Dealer. The sexiest and baddest vampire in movie history is Selene. But what sets her apart is how she grows as a person. She initially has a limited personality, but each film adds a fresher dimension to her persona.

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