History ComicBook / Vampirella

10th Aug '17 5:24:51 PM TheNerevarine
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* LightIsNotGood: Lucifer, the BigBad, is depicted as a blonde angel with a white toga instead of a BigRedDevil.
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Implied in the backstory, during the time Vampirella was under hibernation, Russia is said to have expanded its borders across the world and has become known as Greater Russia.


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* PresidentEvil: Its revealed that the current state of society was caused by Lucifer who managed to get elected as President of the United States and managed to ease people's lives a great deal... By having them surrendering his souls to him.
10th Aug '17 3:03:21 PM TheNerevarine
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* AfterTheEnd: Vampirella wakes from hibernation into a very distant future where some unspecified catastrophe happened, but had drastically changed society.
* BrainFood: The BigBad punishes a clown by removing his brain and drinking it from a tea cup.
* MinidressOfPower: Vampirella's outfit in this series which she buys from a store to fit in the time period.
* MindScrew: A lot of bizarre things happen in this story without explanation or context. Its weirder than anything else featured in Vampirella ''by far''.
* MonsterClown: The Clown Cops are diminutive policemen dressed like cops which serve as local law enforcement and are [[PoliceBrutality quite brutal]].
* PortableHole: The clowns throw a hole at Vampirella and Vickie while they are trying to escape with a car.
* SkyscraperCity: The city of Los Angeles is depicted like.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A woman with bat-wings flying in the night doesn't scare or stun anyone in the future. They are probably used to weirder stuff.
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30th Jul '17 4:50:52 PM Morgenthaler
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There was also a Creator/RogerCorman-produced LiveActionAdaptation in 1996, starring former Bond Girl Talisa Soto in the lead role. An earlier attempt at a movie series by Film/HammerHorror in the 1970s remained stuck in DevelopmentHell until the company folded.

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There was also a Creator/RogerCorman-produced LiveActionAdaptation [[Film/{{Vampirella}} in 1996, 1996]], starring former Bond Girl Talisa Soto in the lead role. An earlier attempt at a movie series by Film/HammerHorror in the 1970s remained stuck in DevelopmentHell until the company folded.




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* AdaptationalModesty: They had to rework Vampirella's famous [[{{Stripperiffic}} slingshot bikini costume]] for the 1996 movie to something slightly more modest because of its known propensity for WardrobeMalfunction.
* TheCameo: Creator/JohnLandis appears as an astronaut.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The back cover of the movie shows the heroine in her traditional comicbook costume, concealing the fact that it was actually substituted with a [[AdaptationalModesty less skimpier version]].
* CreatureHunterOrganization: Adam Van Helsing and his father are a part of P.U.R.G.E., an organization dedicated to fighting vampires.
* GameFace: Vampirella briefly changes her appearance to make a point to Adam Van Helsing, gaining [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and [[FangsAreEvil fangs]] in the process.
-->'''Vampirella:''' This is ''what'' I am. [changes back] And this is ''who'' I am.
* GroinAttack: Vampirella knees Vlad in the groin after briefly feigning joining him.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Subverted when Vampirella meets with the head of a CreatureHunterOrganization and he tests a crucifix on her. She points out that as a space vampire, she has no reason to fear earth-based holy figures.
* HorrorHunger: The bad guys take away Vampirella's synthetic blood vials and lock her up with her human ally Adam Van Helsing so that she'll be forced to feed on him. After she tries to resist the urge for a while, he offers himself voluntarily so that she can regain enough strength to take on Vlad on her own.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: There's a LampshadeHanging on Vampirella's costume when, after she saves a HollywoodNerd from a mugging, he asks her why she's wearing such a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing outfit]] and she just replies "Why not?". He lends her a trenchcoat to be more inconspicuous anyway.
* KryptoniteProofSuit: The vampiric villains used full body suits to go around in the daylight.
* ManOnFire: [[spoiler:Vampirella disposes of Vlad by throwing a metal stake at his heart. Not to kill him, but so that the rod will attract a lightning strike, which causes him to burst into flames.]]
* NewEraSpeech: Vlad gives a gratingly hamfisted one when he announces his plans for world conquest to his army of followers.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Vlad's [[EvilPlan big bad plan]] is to use a system of satellites to create a nuclear winter on Earth, allowing vampires to hunt humanity to extinction.
* RooftopConfrontation: Vampirella's final showdown with Vlad takes place on the roof of his base.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Discussed when Vampirella draws a distinction between herself and the evil vampires stuck on Earth. Due to being away from their homeworld Drakulon for so long, they've become a mutant substrain whose bite infects rather than kills victims and are also vulnerable to the traditional vampire weaknesses.
* WeCanRuleTogether: From the moment they meet, Vlad tries to get Vampirella to join his side.
* YouKilledMyFather: Vampirella's motive for wanting revenge on Vlad, who killed her father on Drakulon.
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30th Jul '17 4:43:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* HolyBurnsEvil: Subverted when Vampirella meets with the head of a CreatureHunterOrganization and he tests a crucifix on her. She points out that as a space vampire, she has no reason to fear earth-based holy figures.
30th Jul '17 4:36:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* GroinAttack: Vampirella knees Vlad in the groin after briefly feigning joining him.
* HorrorHunger: The bad guys take away Vampirella's synthetic blood vials and lock her up with her human ally Adam Van Helsing so that she'll be forced to feed on him. After she tries to resist the urge for a while, he offers himself voluntarily so that she can regain enough strength to take on Vlad on her own.


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* ManOnFire: [[spoiler:Vampirella disposes of Vlad by throwing a metal stake at his heart. Not to kill him, but so that the rod will attract a lightning strike, which causes him to burst into flames.]]
* NewEraSpeech: Vlad gives a gratingly hamfisted one when he announces his plans for world conquest to his army of followers.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Vlad's [[EvilPlan big bad plan]] is to use a system of satellites to create a nuclear winter on Earth, allowing vampires to hunt humanity to extinction.
* RooftopConfrontation: Vampirella's final showdown with Vlad takes place on the roof of his base.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: From the moment they meet, Vlad tries to get Vampirella to join his side.
30th Jul '17 4:15:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheCameo: Creator/JohnLandis appears as an astronaut.


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* CreatureHunterOrganization: Adam Van Helsing and his father are a part of P.U.R.G.E., an organization dedicated to fighting vampires.
* GameFace: Vampirella briefly changes her appearance to make a point to Adam Van Helsing, gaining [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and [[FangsAreEvil fangs]] in the process.
-->'''Vampirella:''' This is ''what'' I am. [changes back] And this is ''who'' I am.


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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Discussed when Vampirella draws a distinction between herself and the evil vampires stuck on Earth. Due to being away from their homeworld Drakulon for so long, they've become a mutant substrain whose bite infects rather than kills victims and are also vulnerable to the traditional vampire weaknesses.
30th Jul '17 1:57:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Vampirella is notable for being one of the earliest examples of a vampire protagonist in modern fiction. She is depicted as a HumanAlien space vampire who comes from the planet Drakulon where blood is naturally occurring [[DependingOnTheWriter or she's the daughter of Lilith sent to wipe out monsterkind.]] Either way, Vampirella is a VegetarianVampire who primarily feeds on a chemistry-created blood substitute and the occasional evil doer while working to protect humankind.
30th Jul '17 9:34:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouKilledMyFather: Vampirella's motive for wanting revenge on Vlad, who killed her father on Drakulon.
30th Jul '17 9:29:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The back cover of the movie shows the heroine in her traditional comicbook costume, concealing the fact that it was actually substituted with a [[AdaptationalModesty less skimpier version]].
30th Jul '17 9:09:44 AM Morgenthaler
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There was also a LiveActionAdaptation in 1996, starring former Bond Girl Talisa Soto in the lead role. An earlier attempt at a movie series by Film/HammerHorror in the 1970s remained stuck in DevelopmentHell until the company folded.

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There was also a Creator/RogerCorman-produced LiveActionAdaptation in 1996, starring former Bond Girl Talisa Soto in the lead role. An earlier attempt at a movie series by Film/HammerHorror in the 1970s remained stuck in DevelopmentHell until the company folded.
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