History ComicBook / BatmanVampire

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: In Crimson Mist, Batman has gone from being a noble hero and a ''major'' practitioner of ThouShaltNotKill to a monster who eagerly kills his RoguesGallery for their blood. Gordon even acknowledges it, citing it to Alfred as proof that [[ThatManIsDead the Batman they knew is gone]].
* BeePeople: In Bloodstorm, the remnants of Dracula's horde are unable to think beyond their next victim with their master's death... which helps the Joker to convince them to join him.

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: In Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', Batman has gone from being a noble hero and a ''major'' practitioner of ThouShaltNotKill to a monster who eagerly kills his RoguesGallery for their blood. Gordon even acknowledges it, citing it to Alfred as proof that [[ThatManIsDead the Batman they knew is gone]].
* BeePeople: In Bloodstorm, the remnants of Dracula's horde are unable to think beyond their next victim with their master's death... which Which helps the Joker to convince them to join him.



* BittersweetEnding: Batman manages to [[spoiler: put an end to Dracula, his own Rogues Gallery, and the remaining vampires but at the heavy cost of his own life, Selena's life, Gordon's life, and Alfred's life]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Batman manages to [[spoiler: put an end to Dracula, his own Rogues Gallery, and the remaining vampires but at the heavy cost of his own life, Selena's life, Gordon's life, life and Alfred's life]].his allies including Selena, Gordon and Alfred]].



** As a direct result of his body's decay in Crimson Mist, Batman is little more than a walking skeleton with [[RedEyesTakeWarning piercing red eyes]].
** Creach, Joker's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in Bloodstorm, spent a long time crawling out of his grave; as a result, the flesh on his abdomen has decayed, exposing his stomach and intestines.

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** As a direct result of his body's decay in Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', Batman is little more than a walking skeleton with [[RedEyesTakeWarning piercing red eyes]].
eyes]]. Not even drinking blood will restore him to a more human like appearance.
** Creach, Joker's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in Bloodstorm, ''Bloodstorm'', spent a long time crawling out of his grave; as a result, the flesh on his abdomen has decayed, exposing his stomach and intestines.



* CannotCrossRunningWater: In Bloodstorm, Selina escapes from a vampire by falling into a river.
* CatGirl: Selina Kyle becomes a were-cat in Bloodstorm after being bitten by a vampire in wolf form.

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* CannotCrossRunningWater: In Bloodstorm, ''Bloodstorm'', Selina escapes from a vampire by falling into a river.
* CatGirl: Selina Kyle becomes a were-cat in Bloodstorm ''Bloodstorm'' after being bitten by a vampire in wolf form.



* ContinuitySnarl: ''Crimson Mist'' states that stakes to the heart only incapacitates the vampire in a death-like state unless the head is also removed, whereas Dracula was completely dusted and KilledOffForReal after Batman ran him through on a splintered utility pole.

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* ContinuitySnarl: ''Crimson Mist'' states that stakes to the heart only incapacitates the vampire in a death-like state unless the head is also removed, whereas Dracula was completely dusted and KilledOffForReal after Batman ran him through on a splintered utility pole. Though in all fairness, he was also hit by lightning which would have been the possible cause, the point still remains for all staked vampires that weren't beheaded previously.



** In Red Rain, after being slashed across the chest by Dracula, Batman uses it to his advantage to draw the image of a cross on the wall in his own blood. Dracula is left at a stalemate, both drawn to the blood and unable to approach the cross, and is ultimately forced to flee when the sun rises.
** In Crimson Mist, after slaughtering every homicidal inmate in Arkham Asylum, Batman leaves a note to Dr. Arkham in blood. The note reads, "Go home. Your work is done."

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** In Red Rain, ''Red Rain'', after being slashed across the chest by Dracula, Batman uses it to his advantage to draw the image of a cross on the wall in his own blood. Dracula is left at a stalemate, both drawn to the blood and unable to approach the cross, and is ultimately forced to flee when the sun rises.
** In Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', after slaughtering every homicidal inmate in Arkham Asylum, Batman leaves a note to Dr. Arkham in blood. The note reads, "Go home. Your work is done."



* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Batman goes through this in Crimson Mist after succumbing to SanitySlippage and his vampire nature. As he falls deeper and deeper into corruption, he reflects that he can no longer understand the {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s of Tanya and Selina, now regarding them as foolish actions rather than selfless and noble.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Invoked and Lampshaded with the Riddler, who has gone from extortion and robbery to drug trafficking and murder, combining the two by using a murder victim's body to store heroin. Within the work itself, both Bloodstorm and Crimson Mist are much darker than Red Rain, both ending on near-complete downers compared to Red Rain's BittersweetEnding.

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* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Batman goes through this in Crimson Mist ''Crimson Mist'' after succumbing to SanitySlippage and his vampire nature. As he falls deeper and deeper into corruption, he reflects that he can no longer understand the {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s of Tanya and Selina, now regarding them as foolish actions rather than selfless and noble.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Invoked and Lampshaded with the Riddler, who has gone from extortion and robbery to drug trafficking and murder, combining the two by using a murder victim's body to store heroin. Within the work itself, both Bloodstorm ''Bloodstorm'' and Crimson Mist ''Crimson Mist'' are much darker than Red Rain, ''Red Rain'', both ending on near-complete downers compared to Red Rain's BittersweetEnding.



** In Bloodstorm, the Joker sets one up for Batman in the form of a church full of crosses. [[spoiler: Since Batman hasn't drank anybody's blood at that point, [[EpicFail it totally fails to work]].]]
** In Crimson Mist, Gordon and Alfred, in an EnemyMine with Two-Face's gang, set another one up for Batman in his new lair in the remnants of the Batcave, by planting explosives in the roof with the intention of setting them off and exposing Batman to the sun. [[spoiler:After a struggle that ends in the deaths of Alfred and Two-Face's gang, Batman willingly convinces Gordon to continue with his plan and set off the bombs.]]

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** In Bloodstorm, ''Bloodstorm'', the Joker sets one up for Batman in the form of a church full of crosses. [[spoiler: Since Batman hasn't drank anybody's blood at that point, [[EpicFail it totally fails to work]].work]]... Until he kills the Joker and feeds on him.]]
** In Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', Gordon and Alfred, in an EnemyMine with Two-Face's gang, set another one up for Batman in his new lair in the remnants of the Batcave, by planting explosives in the roof with the intention of setting them off and exposing Batman to the sun. [[spoiler:After a struggle that ends in the deaths of Alfred and Two-Face's gang, Batman willingly convinces Gordon to continue with his plan and set off the bombs.]]



* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Batman in Crimson Mist barely resembles anything human.

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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Batman in Crimson Mist ''Crimson Mist'' barely resembles anything human.human, having decayed for too long.



* FallenHero: Batman by the time of Crimson Mist.
* FemmeFatalons: Both the vampire Batman and Dracula have razor-sharp talons for nails. Batman uses his in Crimson Mist to rip Victor Zsasz's chest open, leaving the scar meant to represent Zsasz's own death before draining him.
* FightDracula: The plot of Red Rain in a nutshell.

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* FallenHero: Batman by the time of Crimson Mist.
''Crimson Mist'' has turned into a fiend who targets supervillains to sate his thirst for blood, but everyone else knows that he is gonna start feeding on innocents once he runs out of criminals to feed and both Gordon and Alfred agree to stop him before this happens.
* FemmeFatalons: Both the vampire Batman and Dracula have razor-sharp talons for nails. Batman uses his in Crimson Mist ''Crimson Mist'' to rip Victor Zsasz's chest open, leaving the scar meant to represent Zsasz's own death before draining him.
* FightDracula: The plot of Red Rain ''Red Rain'' in a nutshell.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Batman's rampage in Crimson Mist was all caused because Alfred has the bright idea to take the stake out of his corpse to deal with Gotham's massive crime wave.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Batman's rampage in Crimson Mist ''Crimson Mist'' was all caused because Alfred has the bright idea to take the stake out of his corpse to deal with Gotham's massive crime wave.



* ThePowerOfLove: The touch of a woman's love serves as replacement for drinking blood to a vampire that hasn't fed yet. This is used by Selina to keep Bruce sane... [[spoiler: until the Joker kills her.]]



* ThePowerOfLove: Used by Selina to keep Bruce sane... [[spoiler: until the Joker kills her.]]



* TearOffYourFace: In Bloodstorm, Creach rips off the face of one of his victims with his teeth.
* TragicMonster: Batman eventually becomes as such over the course of Bloodstorm and Crimson Mist. He repeatedly struggles with his bloodlust, and briefly finds solace from it in his relationship with Selina Kyle... until [[spoiler:Joker kills her]]. In a fit of grief and rage, Batman finally succumbs to his bloodlust and drains the Joker's blood; immediately horrified by what he has done, Batman arranges for Gordon and Alfred to stake him so he doesn't commit further murders. Sadly, Gordon and Alfred neglected to [[OffWithHisHead behead him]] after the staking, so Batman was [[AndIMustScream paralyzed in a death-like state, fully conscious and aware of his body's decay and his rampant bloodlust]]. In the midst of a massive crime wave, Alfred becomes desperate enough to remove the stake in an effort to give Gotham a savior once more, but Batman has gone completely insane from the experience, and while he's lucid enough to be tormented by grief and guilt over the monster he has become, he's now nothing more than a slave to his vampire nature.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even after everything the corrupted Batman has done over the course of Crimson Mist, Alfred refuses to abandon or give up on him.
* VampireRefugee: Batman fits the bill in Bloodstorm, using his vampire powers to fight crime and the remnants of Dracula's brood while resisting the urge to drink blood, initially surviving on an artificial blood substitute.

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* TheyLookJustEveryoneElse: In this comic, Dracula looks like a plain and average man instead of a ClassicalMovieVampire or resembling Vlad the Impaler like in most stories. He can take a more demonic form for sure, but in his normal form, he could easily disappear into a crowd.
* TearOffYourFace: In Bloodstorm, ''Bloodstorm'', Creach rips off the face of one of his victims with his teeth.
* TragicMonster: Batman eventually becomes as such over the course of Bloodstorm the second and Crimson Mist.third parts. He repeatedly struggles with his bloodlust, and briefly finds solace from it in his relationship with Selina Kyle... until [[spoiler:Joker kills her]]. In a fit of grief and rage, Batman finally succumbs to his bloodlust and drains the Joker's blood; immediately horrified by what he has done, Batman arranges for Gordon and Alfred to stake him so he doesn't commit further murders. Sadly, Gordon and Alfred neglected to [[OffWithHisHead behead him]] after the staking, so Batman was [[AndIMustScream paralyzed in a death-like state, fully conscious and aware of his body's decay and his rampant bloodlust]]. In the midst of a massive crime wave, Alfred becomes desperate enough to remove the stake in an effort to give Gotham a savior once more, but Batman has gone completely insane from the experience, and while he's lucid enough to be tormented by grief and guilt over the monster he has become, he's now nothing more than a slave to his vampire nature.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even after everything the corrupted Batman has done over the course of Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', Alfred refuses to abandon or give up on him.
him. [[spoiler:When Alfred is forced to work reluctantly with Two-Face to stop Batman only to be double-crossed, Alfred offers his own blood to give Batman the necessary strength to finish his enemy]].
* VampireRefugee: Batman fits the bill in Bloodstorm, ''Bloodstorm'', using his vampire powers to fight crime and the remnants of Dracula's brood while resisting the urge to drink blood, initially surviving on an artificial blood substitute.substitute.



* WalkingWasteland: Only shown once, but in Crimson Mist, when Batman attacks Poison Ivy, his mere presence causes her plants to wither and die.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in Bloodstorm, between Batman and the newly vampiric Cardona:

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* WalkingWasteland: Only shown once, but in Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', when Batman attacks Poison Ivy, his mere presence causes her plants to wither and die.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in Bloodstorm, ''Bloodstorm'', between Batman and the newly vampiric Cardona:



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In Crimson Mist, Batman ponders over this trope during one of his private monologues, reflecting upon the certainty that he will eventually run out of criminals to kill, and like Dracula before him, he will create his own vampire brood to escape the loneliness of eternity:

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In Crimson Mist, ''Crimson Mist'', Batman ponders over this trope during one of his private monologues, reflecting upon the certainty that he will eventually run out of criminals to kill, and like Dracula before him, he will create his own vampire brood to escape the loneliness of eternity:



* YouFool: Batman's first words to Alfred upon being restored in Crimson Mist.

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* YouFool: Batman's first words to Alfred upon being restored in Crimson Mist.''Crimson Mist''.
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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: In ''Red Rain'', Batman succeeds in destroying Dracula once and for all, but not before Dracula completely drains his blood and turns him into a full-fledged vampire.
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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells:
** During the final showdown with Dracula in ''Red Rain'', Batman attacks him with silver Batarangs. In ''Bloodstorm'', his primary weapons are wooden throwing daggers weighted with silver.
** In ''Bloodstorm'', the gag flower on Joker's lapel squirts holy water, which he uses to keep the vampires at bay while convincing them to join him.
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed in Bloodstorm, between Batman and the newly vampiric Cardona:

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in Bloodstorm, between Batman and the newly vampiric Cardona:
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* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Batman acts as such in Bloodstorm, using his new vampire powers to hunt and kill other vampires.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed in Bloodstorm, between Batman and the newly vampiric Cardona:
-->'''Cardona''': The old Batman never killed! Now you're a one-man Holocaust, killing every night!\\
'''Batman''': Eliminating you from Gotham is not killing. You're not even alive.
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* VampireRefugee: Batman fits the bill in Bloodstorm, using his vampire powers to fight crime and the remnants of Dracula's brood while resisting the urge to drink blood, initially surviving on an artificial blood substitute.
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* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Batman goes through this in Crimson Mist after succumbing to SanitySlippage and his vampire nature. As he falls deeper and deeper into corruption, he reflects that he can no longer understand the {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s of Tanya and Selina, now regarding them as foolish actions rather than selfless and noble.


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* TearOffYourFace: In Bloodstorm, Creach rips off the face of one of his victims with his teeth.
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* LegallyDead: At the end of Red Rain, in the wake of Wayne Manor's destruction and Batman being turned by Dracula, Bruce Wayne is declared dead, with one-tenth of his estate being willed to Alfred and the rest given to charity.
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* FightDracula: The plot of Red Rain in a nutshell.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Of a sort. In Red Rain, Tanya bites Batman to infect him with vampirism while not actually drinking from him, thus giving Batman vampire powers while still remaining essentially human. He becomes a full vampire during the final showdown with Dracula.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Of a sort. HalfHumanHybrid:
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In Red Rain, Tanya bites Batman to infect him with vampirism while not actually drinking from him, thus giving Batman vampire powers while still remaining essentially human. He becomes a full vampire during the final showdown with Dracula.Dracula.
** Tanya herself is later {{retcon}}ned to be a half-vampire herself in Crimson Mist.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Batman beheads Scarecrow with his own sickle knife.
** Gordon has the roof of the Batcave rigged to explode as part of a DeathTrap to defeat Batman by exposing him to the sun. Unfortunately, Gordon miscalculates the explosive force necessary to blow the roof, and [[spoiler: the resulting rockslide traps him in the cave and crushes him]].
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* CouldntFindAPen:
** In Red Rain, after being slashed across the chest by Dracula, Batman uses it to his advantage to draw the image of a cross on the wall in his own blood. Dracula is left at a stalemate, both drawn to the blood and unable to approach the cross, and is ultimately forced to flee when the sun rises.
** In Crimson Mist, after slaughtering every homicidal inmate in Arkham Asylum, Batman leaves a note to Dr. Arkham in blood. The note reads, "Go home. Your work is done."



* DeathTrap: The Joker sets one up for Batman in the form of a church full of crosses. [[spoiler: Since Batman hasn't drank anybody's blood at that point, [[EpicFail it totally fails to work]].]]

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* DeathTrap: The DeathTrap:
** In Bloodstorm, the
Joker sets one up for Batman in the form of a church full of crosses. [[spoiler: Since Batman hasn't drank anybody's blood at that point, [[EpicFail it totally fails to work]].]]
** In Crimson Mist, Gordon and Alfred, in an EnemyMine with Two-Face's gang, set another one up for Batman in his new lair in the remnants of the Batcave, by planting explosives in the roof with the intention of setting them off and exposing Batman to the sun. [[spoiler:After a struggle that ends in the deaths of Alfred and Two-Face's gang, Batman willingly convinces Gordon to continue with his plan and set off the bombs.
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* FemmeFatalons: Both the vampire Batman and Dracula have razor-sharp talons for nails. Batman uses his in Crimson Mist to rip Victor Zsasz's chest open, leaving the scar meant to represent Zsasz's own death before draining him.
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