Adam Collins
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Adam Collins
Aliases: Adam
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Antagonist
Type: Reanimated corpse
Gender: Male
Location: Collinsport, Maine
Known relatives: Eric Lang [1]
Barnabas Collins [2]
Status: Alive
Born: 1968
1st appearance: Dark Shadows: 485
Actor: Robert Rodan

Adam Collins, known chiefly as just Adam, was an antagonist character featured in the 1968 season of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. He was played by actor Robert Rodan and was introduced in episode 485. Adam made seventy-seven appearances in the series in total.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Adam was a being put together from parts of dead bodies and given life through a series of scientific processes conducted by a visionary scientist named Doctor Eric Lang. Adam's existance was intimately tied to the curse that made Barnabas Collins a vampire. Although Barnabas was once again a human, were Adam to die, Barnabas would become a vampire yet again. Adam possessed the intellect and temperament of a small child. Although pleasing him was a relatively simple task, earning his rage was something to be feared. There were several people in Collinsport who attempted to befriend Adam, but there were also those who sought to manipulate him for their own agenda, like warlock Nicholas Blair.

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Officially, the creature was known only as Adam. The pseudonym Adam Collins was created when Barnabas Collins decided to have Adam intermingle with the residents of Collinsport. He tried to pass Adam off as one of his cousins.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Creator, deceased.
  2. Caretaker; Adoptive "cousin".

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