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Los Angeles, California
|Known relatives:||Luva (wife)|
|Born:||1780 (made vampire)|
|1st appearance:||Blacula (1972)|
|Final:||Scream Blacula Scream (1973)|
Prince Mamuwalde is a fictional vampire and the main antagonist from the 1972 film Blacula. He was also featured in the movie's 1973 sequel, Scream Blacula Scream. In both films, the role of Mamuwalde (or "Blacula") was played by actor William Marshall.
Mamuwalde is presented as an 18th century nobleman and African prince who had a diplomatic encounter with the notorious vampire Dracula while visiting his castle home in Transylvania in the hopes of enlisting Dracula's aid in his ongoing struggle to end slavery in his country. Dracula turned Mamuwalde into a vampire and locked him inside a coffin where he remained for over two centuries. His coffin was eventually purchased n 1972 as part of an estate sale by two gay interior decorators living in Los Angeles, California. Mamuwalde was set free and began terrorizing the streets of modern-day L.A., indiscriminantly turning numerous people into vampires, generating his own vampire horde. He encountered a girl named Tina, whom he believed to be the reincarnation of his African wife, Luva. Tina eventually began to fall for Mamuwalde, but her life ended when she was gunned down by a policeman trying to kill Blacula at a public waterworks facility. Before she died, Mamuwalde turned her itno a vampire, but she was staked soon after by Lieutenant Jack Peters. Unable to go on without his beloved bride, Mamuwalde chose to walk in the daylight and he turned to a skeleton. 
Months later, the dejected son of a dying voodoo queen named Daniel Willis purchased Mamuwalde's bones and performed a voodoo ritual to bring him back to life. His hope was that he could control the vampire and use him as the instrument of his revenge against those who failed to recognize his authority within the voodoo tradition. Mamuwalde was not one to be anybody's puppet and he turned the tables on Willis, ultimately turning him into a vampire. Willis' sister, Lisa Fortier - the new voodoo queen of the city fought against Blacula, and created a voodoo doll of him. She eventually stabbed the doll, thus causing Blacula to double over in extreme anguish, ultimately killing him.