Vampires are beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures, usually by drinking their blood. In modern fiction, vampires are usually considered to be undead and can often only be killed by a stake through the heart, decapitation or fire.

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Do most vampires have powers?

In the Twilight universe, some vampires gain no powers when they turn (you know, except for diamond-hard skin, strength enough to lift a car, regeneration, and being able to run at 100 miles per ...
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What was the first story in which crucifixes burned vampires?

In many stories, crosses or other religious symbols hurt vampires. In the Shadowhunters books by Cassandra Clare, vampires are weak to whatever religious symbols they believe in. In Buffy the ...
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What is the name of this movie I saw on tv many years ago?

I recall many years ago watching a vampire type movie. It seemed to be a low budget film, but I know that at least one of the actors I had seen before. Unfortunately I cant give you a name. The two ...
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Why didn't Klaus let Hayley rip Aurora's Heart out?

I understand she(Aurora) drank the serum and Klaus didn't want to activate her transition. But one way to kill a vampire permanently is to rip their heart out. Now the question comes, if a vampire's ...
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Intentional parallels between Little Sisters of Eluria and Wolves of the Calla?

In the Dark Tower short story The Little Sisters of Eluria, Roland encounters a stray dog with an injured leg and a patch of fur on his chest that is shaped like a cross. The dog eventually attacks a ...
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Was the idea of Batman inspired by vampires?

When the character of Batman was first created, is there any indication that it was inspired or influenced by vampires? In-universe, here is a description of how Batman chose his identity, from the ...
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What happened to Tyler Lockwood since his appearance in The Originals?

He said something about the end of the vampire species, probably related to what's going on this season. Then we haven't seen him since. I stopped watching The Vampire Diaries, but apparently he's ...
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A black girl married a vampire prince

I read a really good book about a poor black girl living in a village ruled by vampires. She ends up being his destined person in an accidental ceremony. They marry but have problems because he can't ...
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What do werewolves and vampires think of each other in Middle-earth?

The TVTropes article Fur Against Fang has this to say about vampires and werewolves in Middle-earth: Werewolves despised vampires, considering them “rats with wings” and vampires regarded wolves ...
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Seeking Title/Author of Post-Apocalyptic Novel Involving Vampires

I want to read some of the work written by one of the tutors on my writing course but I don't know the title to any of his books and have heard rumours that he writes under a pseudonym. Today in class ...
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What is the first instance, outside of folklore, of a vampire hypnotising or otherwise supernaturally influencing someone's mind?

Vampiric mind control seems to be to be a common trope, but not one I've seen specifically in folklore. I'm wondering when it first appears outside of folklore. By supernaturally influencing I mean ...
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Do any vampires outside of the Twilight universe sparkle?

Vampires in Twilight are (in)famous for sparkling. Are there examples of vampires sparkling in published works not associated with Twilight? I am looking for a yes or no answer, rather than a list. ...
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Are vampires affected by blood-borne disease?

In The X-Files, S2E7 (the episode titled '3'), Mulder and Scully investigate a group of vampires. In the episode, Mulder is offered to drink one of the vampire's blood: KRISTEN: All day long I ...
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Buffy. The First imitates dead people

For those who have read Buffy comics knows that In the last season of Buffy (s07) The First (of all evil) imitates different dead people, because that is the only thing he can do. At one point he ...
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Do Buffyverse Vampire teeth have magical piercing properties?

In later episodes of Angel, we see the character of Marcus Hamilton. Marcus had the "power of the Senior Partners" coursing through his veins. He was seemingly invincible, withstanding attacks from ...
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How do the vampires in Buffy know how to fight?

In Buffy, the slayer has to have super human strength in order to fight vampires. We know that the vampires don't have fighting skills before they are turned. In the episode Gingerbread, Joyce sees a ...
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Are vampires a type of ghost? [closed]

Me and my friends are having somewhat of a debate to find out if a vampire is a type of a ghost or not. I am convinced that vampires are a kind of ghost, yet they are not the exact same thing; as how ...
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How do (Twilight) vampires handle human periods?

If Vampires go crazy with the smell of bloody, how did the Cullens tolerate Bella when she had her period? A small cut caused Jasper to attack.
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Short story about a vampire hunter with a crucifix tattoo on his chest

I am looking for a short story that I read in an anthology sometime in the mid-1980s, about a vampire hunter with a crucifix tattoo on his chest. The tattoo was done by an ex-nun who said the rosary ...
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What was this 80's sci-fi horror movie about a plasma-draining villain?

OK so for the longest time I thought this was the villain from Big Trouble in Little China, b/c he had this parasitic quality to him (old man drained energy from young girl to maintain himself), but ...
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What is “Toby the Vampire Slayer” and why can't I find it?

I found a reference on IMDB to an animated show called "Toby the Vampire Slayer". Evidently it only ran for 2 years, had a micro-budget and no decent actors but that's no good reason for it to be ...
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Did the First Slayer face Turok-Han?

"As Neanderthals are to humans, so the Turok-Han are to vampires." So says Giles in Season 7 of Buffy. I'm wondering, do we have a timeline on the Turok-Han's presence on the Earth? Actual ...
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What would happen if Superman was bitten by a vampire?

Does being bit by a vampire affect Superman? If yes, how, and to what extent? If no, then why?
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Girl turns into a dragon

I'm looking for a book about a girl that turns into a dragon. She is picked up and sent to a magic academy because they think she has magic abilities. She was raised by werewolves and eventually ...
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Paperback, probably young teen, published in the 1990s, about a group of teens trapped in a house with a vampire

I remember reading this from a borrowed copy from a friend somewhere between 1992 and 1994 (I vividly remember it being in middle school, which was only two years in length). A group of teenagers are ...
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Looking for a Hindi fantasy/horror novel name 'Pishacho ki mallika'

It's a pulp fiction novel (likes of Surender Mohan Pathak) that I read when I was 7-12 year old of age (I'm 26 now), so around 1997-2002. There is no information on the Internet remotely related to ...
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Which novel involves vampires, burning satellites, space travel, and body modification?

About a decade ago, I encountered a novel or a novella that I cannot locate. The setting was Earth, about one century into the future. I remember vampires and a mesh of satellites around the Earth ...
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YA vampire novel with ties to the Dracula mythos. Renfield's name was flipped around to Dleifner

I think the book took place in a library? Maybe. I definitely remember Renfield's name being flipped around. Thanks!
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How did Angel escape hell?

I am a much bigger Angel fan than Buffy fan but I have seen most episodes of Buffy and I am wondering, when she was in the hell dimension with Angel and killed him, how did he later escape and still ...
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Movie identification - Late 80s / early 90s vampire horror

This would be a late 80s / early 90s vampire movie. American made / cast. I don't think it was a low budget movie. The story follows a teenager and his younger sister, somewhere in the south west in ...
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Do vampires show their aging?

In the Buffy universe there are vampires that are bald, pointy-eared and bat-nosed. Vampires like Angel and Spike have been around for over a century and not aged but there are some that show the ...
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Is Cain a vampire or a werewolf?

In The Matrix Reloaded, Persephone explained the nature of the exile programs Cain and Abel: They come from a much older version of the Matrix, but like so many back then they caused more problems ...
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What did Sex Machine turn into?

In "From Dusk till Dawn" two bank robbers and a family on vacation go to Mexico, enter a bar and fight a legion of vampires. There are a few others who fight the vampires, one of whom goes by the name ...
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Vampires in Middle Earth

I think I read somewhere there were vampires in Middle Earth. Does anyone have any knowledge of these vampires and any noteworthy events in history they were a part of?
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Male vampire hunter travels through dimensions to hunt down his enemy

In the story there's a female protagonist. She reads a book by a female author, she falls in love with the character in the book only to find out that he isn't just a character anymore but a part in ...
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Can a Vampire Enter a Hotel Room? [closed]

In many of the variants of Vampire lore, they cannot enter a home uninvited. So what then defines a "home"? Can a vampire enter an apartment building but not an apartment? what abut a hotel room? ...
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Person suspects someone of being a vampire but no one believes them

I'm looking for a book I read a few years ago, and I can't remember the name of it. It's about a person who works on a farm for money and suspects someone of being a vampire, but when they try to tell ...
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How does the main character of Midnight Mass, a vampire, gain the ability to operate in the daytime?

This is not my question, actually, but the fellow here didn't follow up when I suggested he go to this Stack Exchange and now I'm a bit curious. I have his question stated verbatim below: So I no ...
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SGA: Are the Wraith vampires?

The connection is rather obvious. The Wraith are nearly immortal and suck the life out of humans. Of course there are also differences from classical vampire lore. The following two articles ...
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How do vampires reproduce? [closed]

In most of the illlustrations of vampires, vampires do not have active bloodstream pumping through their organs. My question is how exactly is it possible to have an erection for example? Can the ...
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How strong are vampires in The Vampire Diaries?

What is the strength level of vampires in The Vampire Diaries universe? What feats of strengths have been shown?
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Looking for a short story about a runaway Girl rescued by a wildman on a planet taken over by aliens

I read a book in a library stack that was either a short book or a short story in pulp sci fi compilation book. It starts by telling the reader that the planet was taken over by aliens and now ruled ...
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Would Dorian Gray be a vampire's Everfull Mug / Horn of Plenty? [closed]

Watching Penny Dreadful recently, which has both vampires and Dorian Gray in it, I found myself wondering if Dorian Gray's healing ability would turn him into a never-ending source of food for a ...
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what about sunlight kills vampires vitamin D or the uv rays? [closed]

Due to a discussion about why people feel cruddy when a day is overcast, I got to thinking is it really the UV light from the sun that kills a vampire? We all know that UV light is a source of ...
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Help me identify a movie about a woman with a vampire baby and a romance with her doctor?

A woman gets a baby that is a vampire but she doesn't know it. A doctor helps her a few times and they fall in love. I think the doctor is a vampire and he has an evil brother. The movie is at ...
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Why do vampires have to be invited in? [duplicate]

In thousands of movies, books and TV shows, vampires have to be invited inside of the house in order to attack the inhabitants. My question is why do they have to be invited inside, is there an actual ...
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Why did Arlene need clean blood?

In the True Blood episode Death is Not the End, Arlene is mortally wounded. Sookie seeks to get a vampire to heal her, but she's oddly particular. She demands a healthy (non-hep-v infected) provide ...
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Help identifying a vampire romance novel

I'm trying to identify a book that I read in high school. It was about a girl getting mugged in a dark alley. I think the mugger was a vampire who sucked most of the life out of her and, in an ...
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Vampire movie about the making of Nosferatu

I remember seeing a movie when I was ten about the making of Nosferatu, but the character of Max Schreck was an actual vampire. I recall a scene with him explaining that he is too old to create other ...
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Are there vampires in the Star Trek universe?

Let us characterize vampires as a humanoid being that drinks the blood of other humanoid beings to create more of their species. There are many aliens that are humanoid in the Star Trek universe. My ...