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J. Talbain Variations
Fighter ID:
Full Name
John Talbain / Gallon
Fangs Bared in Suffering
Personal quote
What do you see when you look at me? A man? Or a beast!?

Darkstalkers / Vampire (JPN)
Night Warriors / Vampire Hunter (Japan)
Vampire Savior
Playable in "Dark" mode by pressing Start and all three punches simultaneously.
Vampire Hunter 2
Darkstalkers Chronicle / Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service

Sparing one final glance at the city lights, Jon Talbain turns to walk away, knowing that he can never return. At least, not to this world of lively voices and sunlight filtering through the foliage.

With his last remaining strength, Jon Talbain was struggling against the tainted blood that flowed through his veins.

The effects of his diseased blood came to life rather suddenly, though it is likely to have remained dormant within his system since birth, waiting for the chance to unleash its power over its host.

Above all else, Jon Talbain had grown fearful of himself, as he slowly came to accept the inevitability of his fading humanity.

"Am I fated to become some simple beast?" Furrowing his brow, Jon Talbain fights to maintain his humanity as he looks down at his hands, which have already transformed into something clearly inhuman.

At that moment, Jon Talbain is struck by a divine revelation... to fight. Perhaps fighting and overcoming his personal limitations is his path to salvation.

Still, he cannot remain here. Every moment of his hesitation gives way to the darkness swelling within him. He cannot allow himself to victimize innocent human beings (though Jon Talbain finds it ironic that he could ever use a term like that).

Even as a wave of absolute solitude washes over him, Jon Talbain realizes that he must make his decision. "I have little choice. I must become stronger... stronger than anyone else."
Night Warriors
The curse of the werewolf - whether by God's mischief or the Devil's whim, Jon Talbain's savage new form saw him exiled from the world of humans.

Still, his long struggle with the humans allowed him to hone his skills and realize his "purpose" in life. "I will become stronger... beyond the very limits of this body."

A red moon hangs in the night sky, further stimulating Jon Talbain's madness as he leaves his forest to begin his journey.
Vampire Savior
Peace is something that is too easily shattered. On the night of a full moon, Jon Talbain senses the form of the feral beast within himself and shivers with anticipation.

The curse had been broken! He had been reborn as a normal human being! But then... what is this sensation? Why is his blood boiling within his veins...!?

Jon Talbain's mind is assaulted by nightmares... his vision darkens... he sees his shadow twist and contort into that of a beast's. He soon realizes his nightmare to be reality. In an unfamiliar place, a voice beckons to him from the darkness.

Jon Talbain clings desperately to the last remaining shred of his humanity... Will he find answers at the other end of this voice? His blood urges him forward, and will not allow him to stop.