Niles Weatherford was Mary's father and a researcher working in a museum. A demonic statue that he study was particulary wanted by the insane vampire Drusilla and her vampiric ancestor Archaeus. Initially, Drusilla's plan was to sired his daughter for to approche the statue. However, she was prevented by Faith Lehane and Winifred Burkle. Later, she decides to visit him. However, Niles was a solitary and rude man, who don't allow visit. Drusilla massacre the museum staff, oblitaring the secretary to contact him.