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Count Batula is a three-hundred-year-old vampire squirrel that appears in Conker's Bad Fur Day and its remake Conker: Live & Reloaded who is known to be Conker's great-great-great-great-great grandfather, making him one of Conker's ancestors.

Role[]

Dracula's Parody

The character of Batula and part of the chapter's plot is a reference to the movie Bram Stoker's Dracula'"

Conker first meets Count Batula inside his mansion. At first, he greets Conker nicely, and offers him some food and wine. When Conker insults one of his ancestors, the Count gets furious, but then settles down.

When the Villagers arrive, Count Batula reveals that he is Conker's great-great-great-great-great grandfather, and he was going to kill Conker and drink his blood, but now sees that he can be of use to him. He then turns Conker into a bat, and makes him fetch him some villagers and drop them into a grinder, where their blood is pumped up into Count Batula's mouth. He hangs upside down on a rope under a pipe that pumps blood from the grinder.

After drinking too much blood, he gets very overweight, which causes the ropes he hangs from to snap, causing him to fall to his death into his own grinder, and presumably "breaking the spell" as Conker is reverted from a bat to a squirrel again.

Quotes[]

  • "Ah, velcome to my house. Please, enter of your own free will, and bring vith you some of the happiness that is so evident in your face... and so lacking in my own..."
  • "So? Ve seldom he visitors in there parts, vat being out here in ze middle of nowhere, on such a cold and gloomy night. Pray, follow me. You look as if... you are in need of sustenance, and I have many things to eat... and drink! Pray, follow me."
  • "As you can see, the house is in somevhat a state of repair. Ve are having a few refurbishments doing at ze moment and... ... I vas going to have all this knocked through to make one big eh... but anyvay, I think ve’ll just stick to ze conservatory, for the present. Ah, my dining room."
  • "I never drink... vine."
  • "Mmm... my forefather. He vas a crusader in a war of long ago. When ve were allies vit ze squirrels and ze panthers. Zat union, alas! Vas not successful."
  • "Enough! Who are you to criticize me or my ancestors, whose blood runs through these veins?! You are not of noble birth, and never will be!"
  • "Pray, accept my apologies. Vhenever I talk about my ancestors, I get somewhat, touchy."
  • "Hmmm, about 300 years."
  • "No, it’s just me."
  • "Ah, the children of the night. Vat sweet music they make."
  • "Vat is that noise?"
  • "Ah, ****. Ze villagers again. Sounds like there is more of them zis time. Zis could be your lucky night, Conker. I vas going to kill you and drink your blood. But now I think I vill be needing your help. Pray, come here."
  • "I said COME HERE!"
  • "Ah, delicious. And familiar. I think you are my great, great, great, great, great grandson, Conker. Velcome to the family. Velcome indeed. I have a little task for you. These little villagers... occasionally pop into my establishment, to have a little fun... and see if they can kill me! It’s never vorked yet! As you can see, I’ve had a few... minor alterations to the house. Ve have the grinder! And ve have ze pumps. And ve have some other bits and pieces. It is your duty, your errand, indeed, the whole point of your existence, as of this day, to fetch me the villagers, put them in the grinder, and let me feed. You may feed too, if you vish, but only later! Vell?"
  • "Ah yes, I forgot. You can only speak, like vat you are... a bat! Right, chop-chop! Fetch me the villagers. I am hungry."
  • "Delicious!"
  • "Vonderful! Bring me more!"
  • "Oh yeh! Delicious!"
  • "Oh! I think I have drunk too much!"
  • "OH SSHHIIITT!!" - last words before falling in the grinder.

How to Beat[]

While indirect, this boss "battle" can be difficult. Villagers always appear in groups, so it's best to defecate on all villagers in the area before snatching a victim, or start in the library which is closest to the grinder room. After dropping seven villagers into the grinder, Count Batula will fall into it.

Trivia[]

  • Count Batula is obviously based on Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • The tomb in the garden may indicate the character's name is actually Count Conkula, or that Count Conkula is an ancestor of Count Batula, and therefore Conker.
  • Count Batula is a play on Gary Oldman's performance as Dracula. The hair is a dead giveaway.
    • Conker's sarcastic compliment towards Batula's hairstyle, as well as quickly saying he said "nothing" when Count Batula demanded to know what Conker just said, is most likely a reference to a similar situation in The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror IV segment Bart Simpson's Dracula, where Homer quietly states as Count Burns was walking away that the hairdo makes the latter look "queer", causing Count Burns to angrily turn around and declare that he heard that remark, causing Homer to fearfully pin the blame on Bart. Also like Batula, Count Burns was based on Gary Oldman's performance as Dracula.
  • According to Rare Replay, the theme that plays during the Count Batula battle, "Bloodlust", originally belonged to a vampire character being added to Killer Instinct 2. The character was ultimately scrapped during development, but composer Robin Beanland salvaged the piece and decided to use it in Bad Fur Day instead.
  • Count Batula uses the word "pray" multiple times, which confuses some players. In this case it is an archaic word for "please".
  • When Count Batula gets closer to Conker and turning him into a bat and then turns himself into a bat, it is nearly similar to All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, when Charlie makes a deal with Red until a collar quickly appears on Charlie and then Red removes his disguise showing that he is a cat.
  • He looks like a sinister squirrel with a tunic, witch-like hands, a floppy cheek and a hairstyle which resembles that of a turban that looks like it is made out of smooth rock and looks like it is almost split in half.
  • Strangely enough, Count Batula can speak normally as a bat, while Conker can't.
  • Ironically enough there is a species of squirrel called the vampire squirrel, which is rumored to kill and eat deer, though it has never been seen doing so.
  • Owing to various vampire stereotypes, Batula speaks with a thick Romanian accent, as can be seen with his "W"s being pronounced/transcribed as "V"s. The only exception being his furious rant at Conker when the latter insults his ancestor's teeth.
  • His voice sounds much similar to that of Captain Von Trapp from the 1965 classic movie "The Sound of Music" despite being voiced by a different actor.

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