|Real name:||Carmilla Karnstein|
|Affiliation:||Dracula - Groom|
|Characteristics:||Beautiful; has fangs, a long neck, an aquiline nose like Dracula's, and hair put up in a bun. Also wears Victorian-era clothing.|
|Appearances:||The Batman vs. Dracula|
Carmilla Karnstein was Dracula's vampire bride, who was killed by exposure to sunlight, presumably before they were going to marry. Dracula seeks to resurrect her with a new human soul. He finds one in Vicki Vale, a television news-reporter whom he grows attraction to and seems to vaguely resemble Carmilla when she was still alive, save for her nose, hairstyle and hair color. Dracula states to Batman that he will "offer up [Batman's] corpse as a wedding gift", revealing that after her resurrection, their wedding was going to occur and she would have become Dracula's wife and thus Queen of the Vampires. She is interesting because she is presumably the only vampire that also feeds on souls as well as blood, and possibly flesh. Her clothing seems to resemble a typical outfit worn by women in the 1890s.
Using Vicki's body and life-force, Dracula nearly succeeded in resurrecting his love with a new soul, but The Batman intervened after defeating Dracula’s minions, known as the “Lost Ones”, and interrupted the process, bringing the life back into Vicki, taking the life out of Carmilla once again, and allowing her to escape from Dracula’s clutches. As Carmilla quickly turned back into ashes, she emitted a loud scream.
According to legend, Carmilla’s bloodthirst was said to rival even Dracula’s. Abraham Van Hellsing thus killed her first.
Countess Mircalla Karnstein died and, due to supernatural affliction, became a vampire. She took the name Carmilla, an anagram, and wandered the area of Styria attacking women with another female vampire, allegedly her mother. To protect herself from hunters, Carmilla's tomb was relocated to a secret location in Styria's vast forest. Her methods remain unchanged. She often meets her victims in a dream, meets the victim in real life, the victim becomes ill, then in the night, Carmilla appears in their bedroom in the form of a feline beast and bites their neck, feasting on their blood and life essence. One witness of her pattern was General Spielsdorf, whose niece Bertha Rheinfeldt, was an unfortunate victim.
She was believed to be killed at the order of the Hapsburg Monarchy but Carmilla survived and fell in love with Count Dracula. Before they could be married, however, she was killed by sunlight. Dracula kept her ashes in a small urn, planning to resurrect her only to be impaled and relocated to Gotham City. Centuries later, Dracula was resurrected by the Penguin. The Count chose Gotham TV News reporter Vicky Vale to supply the essence required to restore Carmilla. The process was interrupted by Batman and she turned back to ashes. However, she is soon forgotten by her intended groom, as he sets his attentions on finally killing his archrival.
- Dracula: (holding urn containing her ashes) Carmilla suffered the fate of immolation by sunlight; an almost permanent death. Mere blood cannot repair her as it would a punctured heart. To resurrect my bride, she must feed upon the very essence of life itself.
- Dracula: Good boy. Once my bride has had her fill, I shall offer up your corpse as a wedding gift.