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

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    Does the vampire have kryptonite teeth?
    – Yasskier
    Aug 21 '15 at 2:56
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    I am considering vampire ultra powerful...Twilight grade powerful...super fast and strong, with very sharp and strong teeth... I guess at the very least they could bit as hard as a fly does to a normal human being!
    – Honey
    Aug 21 '15 at 3:12
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    @JohnP Well, considering that Superman has been bitten by vampires, it has a definitive answer.
    – user20155
    Aug 21 '15 at 3:27
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    I agree. Since it has demonstrably occurred, we can ask the question.
    – Valorum
    Aug 21 '15 at 7:08

Superman has faced off against vampires on a number of occasions, and bested them because he is immune to magic Superman.

He was in fact was once bitten by Dracula. But because the Man of Steel is fueled by the sun, Dracula immediately exploded.

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However, quite recently he had another run in with Dracula:

while Superman’s blood was inedible, sucking it did allow Crucifer to gain control over the Man of Steel. Crucifer now had a Kryptonian bodyguard who did anything that was asked of him. enter image description here enter image description here

But again, he was able to break free, before breaking Dracula.

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    Dracula had some kryptonite? How was he able to pierce Superman's skin?
    – Mazura
    Aug 21 '15 at 3:31
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    Well it seems that the venom has no effect, as Superman is immune, or fights it off quite quickly.
    – user20155
    Aug 21 '15 at 3:31
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    I'm no expect, but I though Superman was vulnerable to magic.... am I wrong? Aug 21 '15 at 3:34
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    Superman is vulnerable to magic. This is common canon knowledge, from comics to Smallville.
    – Dpeif
    Aug 21 '15 at 4:10
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    @asma22 Why, what does this not answer? Does Superman become a vampire? No. Does he briefly lose control of himself? Yes. Can he break free? Yes. What's left?
    – Misha R
    Aug 21 '15 at 8:19

It has happened before - check Superman vs vampires It was in times when vampires were great dark anti-heroes not sparkling fanservice teenagers.

First of all vampire CAN bite superman because magic. By that I mean vampires have magic powers which is strong enough to go through Man of Steel bullet-proof skin. Now, depending from the story:

  • Dracula bit into Superman but melted, because Superman is solar powered
  • Crucifier found his blood disgusting, but was able to mind control him

Judging from those two cases I believe that either Superman simply cannot be turned undead or he will be immediately turned into ash because his reliability on sun energy

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    I know that Twilight deserves all the scorn it gets, especially for the "sparkling" thing, but there've been teenage vampire heroes long before that (1987, in this case)...
    – DevSolar
    Aug 21 '15 at 14:40
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    To be fair, great dark anti-heroes are also fanservice, it's merely a question of whose taste you're servicing ;-) For that matter Lucy Westenra was a teen vampire, wasn't she? Aug 21 '15 at 16:40

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