Lady Elizabeth Tepes Malmsteen is the self-titled ruler of a haunted land called Petsylvania. She has reigned as its queen for many years and has enjoyed the luxury of having years of ageless beauty and countless treasures.Though she is both beautiful and lovely, Lady Malmsteen is both cruel and spoiled. She seems to take delight in the misery of others. She is particularlly happy when men will happily risk anything to give her what she wants; even if it leads them to their own demise.
Lady Malmsteen lives in her huge ancestrial castle in the very center of Petsylvania. Petsylvania itself is a huge town and pet cemetary filled with ghouls, vampires, werewolves and other famous creeps. She is very fond of decorating her castle with valuable treasures from around the world. Among her methods of stealing them are through the use of her swarms of vampire bats she refers to as her minions (and sometimes her children). At her command these bats can form themselves into synchronized shapes of her choosing. Yet among her favorite methods is to have men desperate enough to do anything she wants to win her favor. Often times her beauty and charm clouds their judgement, and many a hopeful suitor finds they have bitten on more than they can chew.
Her beauty is among her most distinguishing characteristics. But she wasn't always so young and pretty looking. In her former life she was very ugly and ignored by all around her. Then she found a magic crystal that drained the essence from beautiful women. Once she drank the essence, she transformed into the lovely vampire queen she is now. The downside is the essence wears off over time, so she constantly finds beautiful women to have brought to her castle to harvest the essence keeping her looking young.
After many years ruling Petsylvania, she has also grown bored of ruling one peice of land. She wants in on the 'Taking over the world' craze the other super villains are doing. And with her beauty and charms she feels she can manipulate the world into accepting her as their beautiful queen. There is only one obstacle getting in her way of world domination which she constantly tries to thwart: T.U.F.F.
She is a grey furred bat with long black hair and big purple eyes. Although she doesn't appear to have wings, she does have winglets on her arms that are hidden underneath her gloves. She wears an elegant black dress that forms into bat wings near the bottom. She also wears a belt with a golden rhombus buckle. She wears knee high black boots with long pointy heels and always wears a plain black color around her neck. She always has puckered black lips and whenever she smiles she always reveals her long vampire fangs. She has an hourglass body shape counterbalanced by a somewhat large head with huge bat ears sticking out of it.
Lady Malmsteen is a spoiled egotisitical brat. Both selfish and narcissistic, she believes that the whole world was made to serve her. If things never go her way no one will hear the end of it. She treats her underlings like dirt and feels she can talk down to them whenever she wants. The only minions of hers she seems to have respect for are her swarms of bats which she treats as if they were her own children.
She masks her cruelty and short temper with her witty and flirtatious personality. She has developed her charm to such an extent that it can actually work as a form of hypnosis on those who would normally see through her beautiful exterior.
She also has a penchant for being unusually cheerful around otherwise dire moments. She takes a girlish delight in inflicting her cruelty. Snide comments and playful remarks to her victims enhances the fact she has a very morbid sense of humor. Like when she seems to have pleasant conversations with the women she kidnaps or she flirts with men she knows she will dispose of once they have done their job for her.
But deep down there is a tiny longing for someone for her to truly love. She has had many suitors in her long life, and there are times when she feels she would be much happier if she truly found the one she believed she would love forever. (Although the idea of ruling the world has more than made up for her longing to find true love....for the moment.)
- Her first name is derived from the 16th century Hungarian countess, Elizabeth Báthory; who behaved much like Malmsteen in using young women to maintain her youth (though in a more gorier fashion).
- Her middle name is derived from the middle name of Dracula's main source of inspiration: Vlad Tepes Dracul.
- Her last name comes from the late 80's neoclassical heavy metal guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen.
- The name of her homeland, Petsylvania, is a pet related spin on Transylvania.
- The crystal she uses to drain essence is a direct inspiration from the Jim Henson movie, The Dark Crystal.
- She is over 401-years-old and her birthday is October 31st (Halloween).