History Literature / VarneyTheVampire

13th Jun '17 9:32:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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It's a [[VampiresAreSexGods bodice-ripper]] with [[DoorStopper 220 chapters]][[note]]nearly 667,000 words (longer than ''Literature/WarAndPeace''!)[[/note]] of riveting Victorian Gothic horror and one hell of an ending!

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It's a [[VampiresAreSexGods bodice-ripper]] with [[DoorStopper 220 chapters]][[note]]nearly 667,000 words (longer than ''Literature/WarAndPeace''!)[[/note]] of riveting Victorian Gothic horror GothicHorror and one hell of an ending!
13th Jun '17 9:31:11 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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''Varney'' was an enormous influence on [[VampireFiction later vampire literature]], such as ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' (1897) by Bram Stoker. Many of today's standard vampire tropes originated with Varney: Varney has fangs, [[VampireBitesSuck leaves two puncture wounds on the necks of his victims]], has hypnotic powers, and has superhuman strength. Unlike later fictional vampires, [[DaywalkingVampire he is able to go about in daylight]] and has no particular fear or loathing of crosses or garlic. He can eat and drink in human fashion as a form of disguise, but he points out that human food and drink do not agree with him. His vampirism seems to be a fit that comes on him when his vital energy begins to run low; he is [[EveryMan a regular person]] between feedings.

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''Varney'' was an enormous influence on [[VampireFiction later vampire literature]], such as ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' (1897) by Bram Stoker. Many of today's standard vampire tropes originated with Varney: Varney has fangs, [[VampireBitesSuck leaves two puncture wounds on the necks of his victims]], has hypnotic powers, and has superhuman strength. Unlike later fictional vampires, [[DaywalkingVampire he is able to go about in daylight]] and has no particular fear or loathing of crosses or garlic. He can eat and drink in human fashion as a form of disguise, but he points out that human food and drink do not agree with him. His vampirism seems to be a fit that comes on him when his vital energy begins to run low; he is [[EveryMan [[{{Everyman}} a regular person]] between feedings.
21st Mar '17 6:33:29 PM nombretomado
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** Varney has also cropped up in one of Creator/SimonRGreen's stories set in the {{Nightside}}.

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** Varney has also cropped up in one of Creator/SimonRGreen's stories set in the {{Nightside}}.{{Literature/Nightside}}.
13th Aug '16 7:15:41 PM Doug86
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** Varney has also cropped up in one of SimonRGreen's stories set in the {{Nightside}}.

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** Varney has also cropped up in one of SimonRGreen's Creator/SimonRGreen's stories set in the {{Nightside}}.
8th Mar '16 5:30:27 PM karlofflugosi
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** Varney has also cropped up in one of SimonRGreen's stories set in the {{Nightside}}.
6th Mar '16 10:41:33 PM AaronLitz
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** In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, Dracula's predecessor as Lord of the Vampires was an ancient Atlantean vampire named [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Varnae_%28Earth-616%29 Varnae]], in a tip of the hat to the story of Varney predating that of Dracula.

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** In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, Dracula's predecessor as Lord of the Vampires was an ancient Atlantean vampire named [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Varnae_%28Earth-616%29 [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/varnae.htm Varnae]], in a tip of the hat to the story of Varney predating that of Dracula.
6th Mar '16 10:36:15 PM AaronLitz
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** In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, Dracula's predecessor as Lord of the Vampires was an ancient Atlantean vampire named Varnae, in a tip of the hat to the story of Varney being written before that of Dracula.

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** In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, Dracula's predecessor as Lord of the Vampires was an ancient Atlantean vampire named Varnae, [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Varnae_%28Earth-616%29 Varnae]], in a tip of the hat to the story of Varney being written before predating that of Dracula.
6th Mar '16 10:22:12 PM AaronLitz
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** In the Franchise/{{Marvel Universe}}, Dracula's predecessor as Lord of the Vampires was an ancient Atlantean vampire named Varnae, in a tip of the hat to the story of Varney being written before that of Dracula.
18th Dec '15 5:01:06 AM mirisu92
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* ExpositionOfImmortality: Very early on, the Bannerworths realise that Varney resembles the ancestral portrait of Marmaduke (aka Sir Runnagate) Bannerworth, who died in 1640. This is then confirmed when Marmaduke Bannerworth's coffin is quickly discovered to be empty.

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* ExpositionOfImmortality: Very early on, the Bannerworths realise that Varney resembles the ancestral portrait of Marmaduke (aka Sir Runnagate) Bannerworth, who died in 1640. This is then confirmed when Marmaduke Bannerworth's coffin is quickly discovered to be empty.
18th Dec '15 12:49:04 AM mirisu92
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* LesbianVampire: Clara Crofton predates even Literature/{{Carmilla}} as a female Vampire who prefers female victims.

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* LesbianVampire: Clara Crofton predates even Literature/{{Carmilla}} as a female Vampire vampire who prefers female victims.



* SpookyPainting: The unnerving portrait of Varney (formerly Marmaduke or Runnagate Bannerworth, depending on the installment) that hangs in Bannerworth Hall.

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* SpookyPainting: The unnerving portrait of Varney (formerly Marmaduke or Runnagate Bannerworth, depending on the installment) that hangs in Bannerworth Hall. Doubles as an ExpositionOfImmortality.
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