Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures. In modern fiction, vampires are usually considered to be "undead" and can often only be killed by a stake through the heard, decapitation or fire. Common vampire tropes include hypnotic ...

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Lestat's special abilities

In Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles", Lestat plays the violin and sings amazingly. Were these abilities he possessed before turning or do vampires in her books develop amazing abilities, perhaps ...
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why did the female vampire from Lifeforce need a mate?

In Lifeforce the sexy alien vampire has the power to drive men wild. She drains humans of their life energy but for some reason needed a human mate and my question is: Why did she need a human mate? ...
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If a baby were turned into a vampire, would it mature like Claudia?

In Anne Rice’s vampire novels it is forbidden to turn a child into a vampire because they never age, but Claudia could mature and grow intellectually. If an infant, only a few months old, were bitten ...
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Does Helix mix two genres of Vampires and Zombies?

After episode 11 and 12 of Helix, I got this feeling that helix is mixing two genres of Vampires and Zombies and sugarcoat it with science. Here is my Argument: Vampires: Dr. Hiroshi Hatake and ...
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Trying to find a book about a fallen guardian angel and his assignment (who got turned into a vampire)

I'm trying to find a book I read 5-6 years ago about a guardian angel who failed to protect his female assignment who then got turned into a vampire and became the Princess of the Damned. The ...
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What happens if vampires in Anne Rice's books drink the last drop of someone's blood?

During the movie Queen of the Damned, Marius tells Lestat that they cannot consume the last drop of blood of someone, or else they will die too. What exactly happens if a vampire takes the last drop ...
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What is the origin of the vampire's drudge?

I have recently come across the idea of a vampire's drudge: a slave to do a vampire's bidding. However, I have not been able to find the origin of it. In fact, the only references to it I am able to ...
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In what novel does a girl-turned-vampire discover she also inherited supernatural powers from her father?

As a teen I read a book about a girl who was friends with a male vampire who then turns her. They then have to hide her from others on the discovery that she has supernatural powers - I think ...
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Where did the idea of vampires procreating by sharing blood originate?

In modern vampire fiction, it is almost universally true that vampires are created when a vampire drains a human of blood, then forces/entices/allows the human to drink blood from the vampire in ...
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Where did the idea of vampire invitation first originate?

Its been a long time since i read Bram Stoker's Dracula, and i do not remember any instance of Jonathan Harker inviting Count Dracula to his home. I just watched Let Me In movie and i remember from ...
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The BuffyVerse - highest 'hit rate' for ensoulled killers

It was often a key point in the BuffyVerse, that a creature with a soul can be 'trusted' not to kill people because they have a conscience (Angel was tortured by his). OTOH there were a lot of deaths ...
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Can the Hulk's healing overcome supernatural afflictions?

The Hulk's healing ability is, as far as I can tell, the strongest of any Marvel character to date. While it is extremely difficult to injure him in the first place, if it does occur any injury ...
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What is the price of silver in True Blood?

I seem to remember a line in one of the early seasons of True Blood mentioning that silver had outpaced gold on the commodities market. Is it ever stated how much silver is actually worth?
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Name of a Scif-Fi/Fantasy book where space rescuers encounter vampires aboard a crashed ship

I've been trying to figure this one out for years. I read a book as a teenager (so around 15-20 years ago), where a ship lands to assist another ship or a colony who have succumbed to a ...
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What was the vampire movie where the protagonist gets cow's blood?

The guy got a big wound in his stomach and his friend tells him "shit shit" comes from your stomach, but after that they repaired it and made the guy drink cow's blood and he returned to normal. I ...
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How does Dracula turn people into vampires?

Turning into a vampire seems to have something to do with Dracula drinking the person's blood, but I can't figure if Stoker actually explains the entire process. I fully expect that he didn't, as the ...
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Is there a reason given as to why Vampire's reflections cannot be seen?

It's a common thread throughout the Vampire genre. According to Brahm Stoker, Ann Rice, and everybody inbetween, you cannot see a Vampire's reflection. Is there a reason given as to why Vampire's ...
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When did Batman become a vampire?

I remember a long time ago (in the 80's), my Batman comics took a cool turn... he turned into a vampire. This story ran for a while, but I can't find any info on it. I see there were a few other ...
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Short story about vampire hunting in a virtual reality game

This short story centers around a virtual reality type game in which the protagonists are hunting a vampire in a medieval setting. The game doesn't go well for most of the story, but the protagonists ...
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Movie where medical students try to revive Dracula

A while ago i saw part of a movie where some medical students find Dracula's corpse and try to revive him. Anyone know the movie? If you need more info, there was also a strange priest trying to catch ...
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Eastern Europe story, possibly Stanislaw Lem

Ages ago, I read a science fiction short story in an anthology of Eastern European, Cold War-era science fiction. It involved a man leading an ordinary life who finds a lovely sports car at an out of ...
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What did happened on the Elizabeth Dane?

In Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines one of the player's first tasks is to investigate the Elizabeth Dane, an ocean-going cargo vessel. This vessel was transporting an ancient sarcophagus which many ...
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What is the Mother of All Darkness?

Also known as the Queen of all Vampires, the Mother of All Darkness seems to be the most powerfull vampire on the planet. Many vampires in the canon of the Anita Blake saga feel she mothered them all, ...
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Does a general vampire canon actually exist?

We can all more or less agree that there are certain characteristics of vampires that are required to make them "vampires" instead of, say, zombies, but I'm unable to find a general list of vampire ...
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Underworld 3: Sonja carrying Lucian's baby

This is actually a more general question about vampires, but it also happened in Underworld 3. Apparently, Lucian and Sonja fell in love and then she became pregnant. But is this possible? The way I ...
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Can the White Court vampires turn humans into new vampires?

In the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher there were a few mentions of vampires turning humans into new vampires by the Red Court and the Black Court, but I can not recall if it can be done by the ...
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Do vampires exist in the Potterverse?

Do vampires exist in the Harry Potter universe? Characters mention them at a few places, but we never meet an actual vampire, and I'm starting to think they are only a legend even in that universe. ...
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Were all vampires in the entire world killed at the end of Blade 3 movie?

Based on discussion in comments on this answer, I wondered: Did shooting Drake with the DayStar virus result in killing only nearby (same city) vampires, or ALL vampires worldwide? Canon evidence ...
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Sci-fi fantasy book vampire anti-hero

Need a book, or perhaps a series where starting hero is a "lazy priest" on a colonized world where manifestation of ID broke down technology. He meets up with an original colonist who in an attempt to ...
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Why are vampires not rotten like other undead?

Zombies, mummies, ghouls, skeletons and other undead are usually depicted as rotten, but vampires are always lifelike. What's the reason?
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First Use of Holy Water in a Water Pistol used against Vampires

Watching the The Lost Boys (1987) the other evening and I wondered: What was the first instance in TV or Film of Holy Water being used in a water pistol as a weapon against Vampires? The examples on ...
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Help identifying a book about a blue wolf and werewolves.

I am trying to identify a book. These are the details that I recall: a blue wolf, two young werewolves on the run from their evil Vampire uncle this uncle has a Ghost Vampire brother.
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In the Silmarillion what is meant by Vampires and Werewolves?

We have a fairly specific idea of what vampires and werewolves are in our society. Vampires are cursed with the need to drink blood and immortality, werewolves are cursed with changing into a huge ...
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Leprechaun and Vampire - a Mythical link?

In Supernatural, the brothers are advised in the episode Clap Your Hands If You Believe that spilling salt in front of the Leprechaun will slow it down, as he is compelled to count the grains. I ...
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Regenerative abilities of vampires in the Buffyverse?

Is there a general explanation of the limits of vampire regenerative abilities? Throughout the Buff and Angel TV series, Angel and Spike were constantly being pummeled, shot, and stabbed and then ...
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If you drink nothing but holy water, are your bodily fluids holy? [closed]

Are there any stories (movies, books, games, etc) that address the specific case of drinking holy water as a means to make your bodily fluids (which are mostly made of water) poisonous to vampires, ...
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Is there off-brand Tru Blood?

In light of recent events in Season 5 of True Blood, I'm thinking about the fact that Tru Blood seems to have a monopoly on synthetic blood products that allow vampires to coexist peacefully with ...
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What constitutes “true” undead?

In those works where zombies or vampires (or other undead) aren't merely victims of some weird and exotic disease (and still biologically alive), what traits do the undead have that are common across ...
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What was meant when Arko said this line?

What does Arko mean when he said, Maintaining our secret has never been more imperative? It is on the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer and I'm very curious on what this line meant.
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Why was Claudia helpless? Why did she need a protector in Interview With The Vampire? (movie)

Perhaps the book explains this better than the movie, but why was Claudia helpless? Why did she need a protector in Interview With The Vampire? Armand says: "It's forbidden to make one so ...
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What would happen if a female vampire hybrid was bitten?

The Twilight Wiki says that female half-vampire hybrids do not produce vampire venom. Males, on the other hand, do and one such male has even turned a human into a full vampire with it. Unlike ...
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Is vampire blood, deadman's blood?

In the world of Supernatural, deadmans' blood can be used as a poison against vampires. Does vampire blood work in the same way? Or is it not considered dead?
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Are there vampires in Star Wars?

Are there vampires in Star Wars? (I was prompted to ask by this answer)
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Which piece of fiction first showed vampires destroyed by sunlight?

Bram Stoker's Dracula inspired -- though probably did not invent -- much of what is now taken for granted about fictional vampires. However, one frequently depicted vampire weakness is not shared by ...
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Which Dracula movie is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book?

There are many movies based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" book. Which one(s) can be considered to be the most faithful adaptation ? Ideally something clearly recognisable as being "the film of the ...
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Are there creatures of fantasy in other countries that have the same prevelance as zombies, werewolves and vampires in the United States? [closed]

Most creatures of fantasy appear to be derived from these similar themes, but I wonder if I simply have not heard of creatures in other countries that hold captive the imaginations of the citizens in ...
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What is the first instance of using “Descended from Judas” Vampire lineage idea?

What was the first SF or Fantasy work where the origin of Vampires was "Descended from Judas Iscariot" (e.g. "Judas was the first ever Vampire")? I'd prefer a published work, but a well established ...
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Can't Remember the Title of an Urban Fantasy Vampire Novel

The book starts with a woman who kills 'bad' vampires while her tech of a brother stays in the car. When her brother quits to get married, she ends up working alone. I remember she is hurt and the ...
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Examples of warm blooded vampires? [closed]

Are there any examples of warm blooded, or warm to the touch vampires in fiction? Would this even be possible? I know they are cold in Twilight, but I can't remember if it was specified in True ...
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What would happen if a vampire compels someone who doesn't understand his/her language?

Generally, when a vampire compels someone, their eye pupil becomes large & victim listens vampire to follow exactly what he/she said. What will happen if victim is unable to understand language of ...