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19th Feb '17 8:18:22 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace,'' Josee starts carrying stakes around when she and Jacques are gunning for the Goths. Jacques, to his credit, realizes that she's acting nuts.
4th Feb '17 1:52:27 PM nombretomado
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* Early in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter]]'', five-year-old twins Rob and Will see someone standing in the woods near their riding school who looks like a vampire they saw in a classmate's vampire comic book. Lori checks out their story, convinced they saw someone, and finds footprints and a scrap of red silk the riding instructor missed. It turns out to be[[spoiler: Charlotte [=DuCaral=], a neighbour who wears the cloak, along with zinc oxide sun block and red lipstick, who was in the woods brooding over her lost love, who had promised to elope with her years before but didn't arrive]].

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* Early in ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter]]'', five-year-old twins Rob and Will see someone standing in the woods near their riding school who looks like a vampire they saw in a classmate's vampire comic book. Lori checks out their story, convinced they saw someone, and finds footprints and a scrap of red silk the riding instructor missed. It turns out to be[[spoiler: Charlotte [=DuCaral=], a neighbour who wears the cloak, along with zinc oxide sun block and red lipstick, who was in the woods brooding over her lost love, who had promised to elope with her years before but didn't arrive]].
29th Jan '17 8:54:44 AM FekketCantenel
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* The title character in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' initially thinks of her friend's infection with an immortal needle symbiote as vampire-like, and mocks the one who infected her as an '[[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen-wannabe]]'. By the end, she's dropped this idea in favor of treating the needles as an alien corruption that needs to be destroyed.
18th Jan '17 11:36:52 AM ectostar
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This trope is for any instance where a character [[RedHerring is set up as a vampire]], and is then revealed ''not'' to be. It can lead to a massive awkward moment for the character that suspects as much, or it may just serve to deepen the mystery if there is a ''real'' vampire on the loose. In the latter case, the suspect may be a VampireVannabe who is in league with the real thing because they really ''want'' to be one, or they might be [[HumanoidAbomination something even more sinister]]..

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This trope is for any instance where a character [[RedHerring is set up as a vampire]], and is then revealed ''not'' to be. It can lead to a massive awkward moment for the character that suspects as much, or it may just serve to deepen the mystery if there is a ''real'' vampire on the loose. In the latter case, the suspect may be a VampireVannabe who is in league with the real thing because they really ''want'' to be one, or they might be [[HumanoidAbomination something even more sinister]]..
sinister]].
9th Jan '17 6:12:00 PM Piromano80
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* Variation in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', where Susan flashbacks to an earlier encounter with an 'Aberration' - a person who has used magic in order to become immortal through parasitically leeching off the life-force of others. She starts to describe to her friends about how it had some vampire-like characteristics, realizes her description sounds like it is of a vampire, and decides to say it was one. When her friends ask if it really was one she said [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-21 'No, not really, but it was a monster that used to be human, hypnotized young women and sucked blood out of their necks. It doesn't matter what I say. You two are going to hear "vampire".']] The accompanying comments say no, it's not a 'real' vampire.
9th Dec '16 2:34:37 PM Doug86
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* ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'', during their "International" period (also known as the ''[[MemeticMutation Bwa-ha-ha]]'' era), ran an arc in which a region of Europe was overrun by "vampires". It's revealed that a mad-scientist had infected innocent people with an artificially mutated mind-controlling strain of porphyria, a blood disease that was once hypothesized to have been the origin of the vampire myths.

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* ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'', during their "International" period (also known as the ''[[MemeticMutation Bwa-ha-ha]]'' era), ran an arc in which a region of Europe was overrun by "vampires". It's revealed that a mad-scientist had infected innocent people with an artificially mutated mind-controlling strain of porphyria, a blood disease that was once hypothesized to have been the origin of the vampire myths.
14th Nov '16 4:24:33 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Legacy of Borbey House", the VictimOfTheWeek is an eccentric who paid cash for a large Victorian house, has no mirrors in the house, and is only ever seen outside in the evening. He is is killed by having a stake driven through his heart. His aversion to sunlight and mirrors turns out to be a case of genetic photophobia, and the killer chose a stake through the heart as a murder method to take advantage of the fact that several locals suspected him of being a vampire.
23rd Sep '16 3:14:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an old Creator/ECComics story, the premise of a game show is to guess the job of a special guest. The contestants get steadily more panicky and more creative as they discover that their guest 'works with a red liquid' and it's not soap, or ink, or anything other than what they're thinking about... he's actually a phlebotomist (someone who draws blood). [[spoiler: The contestants are the vampires- the gameshow is for supernatural creatures, and the contestants typically feast on the guest at the end of the show.]]

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In an old Creator/ECComics story, the premise of a game show is to guess the job of a special guest. The contestants get steadily more panicky and more creative as they discover that their guest 'works with a red liquid' and it's not soap, or ink, or anything other than what they're thinking about... he's actually a phlebotomist (someone who draws blood). [[spoiler: The contestants are the vampires- the gameshow is for supernatural creatures, and the contestants typically feast on the guest at the end of the show.]]
2nd Sep '16 8:04:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** A long-ago ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' article about how to keep GenreSavvy players guessing suggested that monsters in a D&D game might spread misinformation about themselves. One example it gave was a pit fiend going by the title of "Vampire Lord", so would-be heroes would load themselves down with useless garlic and stakes.

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** A long-ago ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' article about how to keep GenreSavvy savvy players guessing suggested that monsters in a D&D game might spread misinformation about themselves. One example it gave was a pit fiend going by the title of "Vampire Lord", so would-be heroes would load themselves down with useless garlic and stakes.
26th Aug '16 12:35:12 PM Lullabee
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--->Glenda looked at the skinny black figure and said, enunciating carefully, ‘When you say he does not drink wine, do you mean he does not drink wine, or [[IDoNotDrinkWine he does not drink... wine]]?’

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--->Glenda looked at the skinny black figure and said, enunciating carefully, ‘When you say he does not drink wine, do you mean [[TheTeetotaler he does not drink wine, not]] ''[[TheTeetotaler drink]]'' [[TheTeetotaler wine]], or [[IDoNotDrinkWine he does not drink... wine]]?’drink...]] ''[[IDoNotDrinkWine wine]]''?’
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