Biting Back was a limited-time questline released on October 3, 2018. It was the main questline of Act 1 of the Treehouse of Horror XXIX Event.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quest Requirements Time Reward Triggered By
Biting Back Pt. 1 Make Springfielders Ignore Count Dracula (x5)
Make Count Dracula Fail to Scare Springfielders*
6s
6s
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Biting Back Pt. 2 Make Ned Fend Off Vampires 6s Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Biting Back Pt. 3 Place Old Ruins
Discover a Relic
-
-
Cash100
Experience10
Ned
Biting Back Pt. 4 Place Holy Forge
Acquire Pickaxes (x3)
-
6s
Cash100
Experience10
Ned
Biting Back Pt. 5 Place Flanders Family Tome
Tap the Flanders Family Tome to Cleanse All Monster Minions
Clear the Curse on Monster Minions in Friends Towns (x3)
-
-
-
Cash100
Experience10
Homer
Biting Back Pt. 6 Craft a Decoration
Reach 5% Curse Bonus
-
-
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Biting Back Pt. 7 Unlock and Build Dracula-la Land - Cash100
Experience10
Count Dracula* OR Auto
Biting Back Pt. 8 Unlock Countess Dracula - Cash200
Experience20
Auto

* Only if player already has the character Count Dracula.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Biting Back Pt. 1[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Count Dracula Scary Icon.png Halloween approaches. The time when my evil powers are at their height.
Count Dracula Scary Icon.png Tonight my foul presence will bring terror to the huddled, fearful mortals of Springfield.
Countess Dracula Icon.png Could you stop off at the Kwik-E-Mart? We need more kitchen trash bags.
Count Dracula Surprised Icon.png But I’m flying home as a bat! I’ll look like an idiot carrying a shopping bag.
Countess Dracula Annoyed Icon.png Do it! Or tonight your foul presence will be bringing terror to the living room sofa.
Count Dracula Sad Icon.png Yes, Dear.

Springfielders Start Ignoring Count Dracula[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Count Dracula Scary Icon.png *hypnotizing stare* I want to drink your blood!
Krusty Joking Icon.png Really? You look a little old to be a network executive.
Count Dracula Happy Icon.png Oh Krusty, if I wasn’t already undead, you’d slay me!

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Count Dracula Confused Icon.png I do not understand. Not a single person in this town is scared by me.
Count Dracula Sad Icon.png I even bit this woman and she started coming on to me.
Selma Bitten Icon.png *laughs sheepishly* I haven't had action like that in years.

Biting Back Pt. 2[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Count Dracula Annoyed Icon.png Why is no one scared of me? You’d think people deal with unholy bloodsuckers every day.
Countess Dracula Icon.png They do: Freemium game designers.
Countess Dracula Serious Icon.png Our only hope is to use our vampire allure and turn the people of Springfield into our minions.
Countess Dracula Serious Icon.png But first we’ll have to get rid of the most dangerous and sexy man in town.

Ned at Flanders House[edit | edit source]

Ned starts Fending Off Vampires at Flanders House.

Character Dialogue
Ned Pajamas Annoyed Icon.png Hey, hey, the only woman I let bite my neck is my wife!
Countess Dracula Icon.png Then what’s the problem. Just like her, I’m dead. *long suck*
Ned Pajamas Worried Icon.png Ooh, I feel like an altar boy who’s been overdoing the communion wine…

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Ned Pajamas Worried Icon.png Homer, help! Vampires are trying to kill me.
Homer Icon.png Don’t worry! Vampires can’t stand garlic. Just hang these cloves around your neck.
Ned Pajamas Annoyed Icon.png Garlic? That’s awfully French. I’ll stick with the vampires.

Biting Back Pt. 3[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Ned Worried Icon.png Homer, our city is being stalked by vampires!
Homer Aah Icon.png Nooo! They’re so terrifyingly moody and angst-ridden.
Professor Frink Icon.png Have no flayvin! Lengthy computer simulations have revealed the way to defeat them.
Professor Frink Icon.png We must dig up ancient relics from the old Van Flanders ruins, and use them to summon a mythical ancient power.
Professor Frink Icon.png The legends call it “Sky Finger” and apparently it has a mysterious power called “tapping”.

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Homer Happy Icon.png Is this it?
Ned Sad Icon.png That's a rock.
Homer Happy Icon.png Is this it?
Ned Sad Icon.png That's the same rock.
Homer Snobby Icon.png I’m bored.

Biting Back Pt. 4[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Ned Worried Icon.png We need to dig up more ancient relics and use them to defeat the evil besetting our town.
Homer Annoyed Icon.png Stupid relics. I’ve already broken three of your shovels digging them up. More shovels please.
Ned Dreamy Icon.png I call upon the sky lord to grant us a forge burning with righteousness, forming metal into pickaxes of holy fury.
Homer Angry Icon.png Stupid Flanders! Why didn’t you wish for a beer and a jackhammer!

End[edit | edit source]

No dialogue.

Biting Back Pt. 5[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Homer Furious Icon.png Look out! Vampires! Stake ‘em!
Vampire Minion Small Annoyed Icon.png *snarls*
Ned Shocked Icon.png No, Homer, those monsters are actually our fellow townspeople!
Homer Furious Icon.png Definitely stake 'em!
Ned Worried Icon.png The vampires have used their “allure” to put a curse on regular people.
Ned Icon.png I think I know how to free them from the allure, but we’ll need to use the ceremonies written in the old Flanders family tome.
Ned Sad Icon.png Now where did I put that tome?
Homer Icon.png I borrowed it to put under the leg of my wobbly coffee table.

Cleansing All Monster Minions[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Homer Ooh Icon.png Wow, that tome of yours has some kickass anti-minion power.
Ned Happy Icon.png It also has a mighty good recipe for lemonade. Like to try some?
Homer Snobby Icon.png We’re allies, not friends.

End[edit | edit source]

No dialogue.

Biting Back Pt. 6[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Countess Dracula Happy Icon.png You'll never stop my minions. We will scatter to the dark corners of Springfield!
Homer Thoughtful Icon.png Hmm, we do have a LOT of dark corners in this town.
Quimby Proud Icon.png It’s the heart of our latest tourist campaign: “Springfield, Where Lovers Can Watch the Stars”.
Lisa Nagging Icon.png Because we never repair the street lights.
Lisa Surprised Icon.png That's it! If we create a dark and spooky area around the old ruins, it'll attract the vampire minions, and keep them out of the town!
Professor Frink Happy Icon.png The Frink Future Predictor gives that plan a nintey-nine percent chance of success!
Professor Frink Happy Icon.png But an eighty-seven percent chance the Frink Future Predictor itself is just a worthless piece of junk. Frink away!

Curse Bonus Reached[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Vampire Minion Small Happy Icon.png *inquisitive growl*
Lisa Happy Icon.png It's working! The spooky ruins are attracting the minions!
Professor Frink Happy Icon.png Once again, the Frink Future Predictor is right!
Fortune Teller Annoyed Icon.png Everyone wants into the game.

End[edit | edit source]

No dialogue.

Biting Back Pt. 7[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Countess Dracula Sad Icon.png Vladdy, dearest, my idiotic minions are hiding in the dark instead of chasing victims.
Count Dracula Icon.png Yes, the decision to make them mindless does seem to have some drawbacks.
Count Dracula Icon.png On the other hand, I think we can draw them out of the shadows with the one thing mindless people love.
Count Dracula Happy Icon.png A shopping district.

End[edit | edit source]

Biting Back Pt. 8[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Countess Dracula Annoyed Icon.png I thought if we could defeat any town, it would be this one.
Count Dracula Annoyed Icon.png No kidding. Last spring, Springfield couldn’t even manage to handle an outbreak of athlete’s foot.
Homer Annoyed Icon.png Still can’t. My toes are itching the hell out of me.
Countess Dracula Icon.png Stand back, Vladdy. It’s time to see what a three-hundred-year-old lady vampire can do to this town.
Count Dracula Icon.png My dear, you don’t look a day over two-fifty.

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Countess Dracula Sad Icon.png Well, this didn't go as planned.
Homer Happy Icon.png That's Springfield, baby! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
Count Dracula Icon.png Don’t worry about it, my darling. Go have a nice nap in your coffin.
Countess Dracula Sad Icon.png I can’t! I drank so much blood I’m too fat to fit in it.
Count Dracula Icon.png Aw, you can burn those calories off in no time. Just stay up until the sun comes out.
The Vampire invasion has been thwarted. But you can still send Countess Dracula on her job to Create Monster Minions!
 
— System Message.


You have completed the Act 1 story! Keep Springfielders digging and cleansing Monster Minions, Act 2 starts soon!
 
— System Message.


Gallery[edit | edit source]


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