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11th Apr '18 12:56:58 PM RedScharlach
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** In an old 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 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- vampires -- the gameshow is for supernatural creatures, and the contestants typically feast on the guest at the end of the show.]]



* ''[[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.

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* ''[[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 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.



* The early George Romero film ''Film/{{Martin}}'' follows the activity of a young man who is convinced he is a vampire. It's left ambiguous as to whether or not he really is a vampire, but only Martin and his uncle both believe in his vampirism, and there aren't any specific signs of his being supernatural that are explicitly shown.

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* The early George Romero film ''Film/{{Martin}}'' follows the activity activities of a young man who is convinced he is a vampire. It's left ambiguous as to whether or not he really is a vampire, but only Martin and his uncle both believe in his vampirism, and there aren't any specific signs of his being supernatural that are explicitly shown.



* The main character in ''Film/MyBestFriendIsAVampire'' actually is a vampire, however, throughout the movie vampire hunters believe it's actually his best friend, Ralph, who is the vampire.

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* The main character in ''Film/MyBestFriendIsAVampire'' actually is a vampire, vampire; however, throughout the movie movie, vampire hunters believe it's actually his best friend, Ralph, who is the vampire.



* The Morris Gleitzman short story "Dracila" is about a ten year old attempting to convince his kid brother that their sister's new boyfriend is not a vampire; despite a surprising amount of evidence cropping up to indicate that he is.

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* The Morris Gleitzman short story "Dracila" is about a ten year old ten-year-old attempting to convince his kid brother that their sister's new boyfriend is not a vampire; vampire, despite a surprising amount of evidence cropping up to indicate that he is.



* In ''The Legacy of Lehr'' by Creator/KatherineKurtz, there's a killer on the loose who appears to have all the indicators of being a vampire, but it turns out he isn't and it's just a series of coincidences. (That doesn't mean he isn't a dangerous killer, though.).

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* In ''The Legacy of Lehr'' by Creator/KatherineKurtz, there's a killer on the loose who appears to have all the indicators of being a vampire, but it turns out he isn't and it's just a series of coincidences. (That doesn't mean he isn't a dangerous killer, though.).)



* In F. Paul Wilson's "The Keep" [[spoiler: the main antagonist is an atlantean sorcerer/antichrist, but he pretends to be a Wallachian nationalist vampire in order to persuade an old professor to help him, and to pretend a set of weaknesses different from his real ones.]]
* Early in ''[[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]].

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* In F. Paul Wilson's "The Keep" [[spoiler: the main antagonist is an atlantean Atlantean sorcerer/antichrist, but he pretends to be a Wallachian nationalist vampire in order to persuade an old professor to help him, and to pretend fakes a set of weaknesses different from his real ones.]]
* Early in ''[[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]].never arrived]].



* In an episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'', Gilligan get bitten by a bat and has a dream that he is a vampire, Ginger is his vampire wife, Mary-Ann is the "ugly old lady" maid, the Professor and Skipper are Inspectory Watney and assistant, and the Howells are his type of people (Type A and Type O). Turns out, it was a fruit bat.

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* In an episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'', Gilligan get gets bitten by a bat and has a dream that he is a vampire, Ginger is his vampire wife, Mary-Ann is the "ugly old lady" maid, the Professor and Skipper are Inspectory Inspector Watney and assistant, and the Howells are his type of people (Type A and Type O). Turns out, it was a fruit bat.



* One episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' featured as its perp a woman who pureed people's livers into blood-rich protein shakes because she suffered from Porphyria, a disease which causes photosensitivity, skin irritation, blisters, and excessive hair growth, along with mental changes... and which is believed to be one of the natural inspirations for the vampire myth.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' featured as its perp a woman who pureed people's livers into blood-rich protein shakes because she suffered from Porphyria, porphyria, a disease which causes photosensitivity, skin irritation, blisters, and excessive hair growth, along with mental changes... and which is believed to be one of the natural inspirations for the vampire myth.



* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' where three dead beggars with neck wounds on their throats are found. A vampire hunter comes to town and kills a suspected vampire (he acts like one). [[spoiler: It turns out to be all a lie. The two guys as well as a third man in a different town were partners in treasure hunting. They all had a key to a chest full of treasure (you need all three to open it) that was their retirement fund. One of them decided accusing the other two of vampirism and killing them would be a good idea. If you don't catch up to him when he flees town in a game day, then he escapes, thus failing the mission.]]

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* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' where three dead beggars with neck wounds on their throats are found. A vampire hunter comes to town and kills a suspected vampire (he acts like one). [[spoiler: It turns out to be all a lie. The two guys as well as a third man in a different town were partners in treasure hunting. They all had a key to a chest full of treasure (you need all three to open it) that it), which was their retirement fund. One of them decided accusing to accuse the other two of vampirism and thought killing them would be a good idea. If you don't catch up to him when he flees town in a game day, then he escapes, thus failing the mission.]]
2nd Apr '18 6:46:32 AM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' Mister Bent is suspected of being a vampire due to his dark clothing, mysterious past, obsessive counting, staying at Mrs. Cake's boarding house, where supernatural creatures often reside, and always showing up at the bank before light and leaving after dark. [[spoiler: It turns out he was born a ''clown''. He's just very dedicated to his job.]]

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** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Mister Bent is suspected of being a vampire due to his dark clothing, mysterious past, obsessive counting, staying at Mrs. Cake's boarding house, where supernatural creatures often reside, and always showing up at the bank before light and leaving after dark. [[spoiler: It turns out he was born a ''clown''. He's just very dedicated to his job.]]
2nd Apr '18 6:44:19 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Milo's Dad:''' Whoa. Was that teacher a vampire?\\
'''Milo:''' We're looking into it.
16th Mar '18 3:20:34 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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}} '[[Literature/{{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.
3rd Feb '18 6:12:13 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Podcast/SoylentScrooge'' Scrooge thinks Christians are vampires and must be staked, preferably with holly. No one he attacks supports this description.
22nd Jan '18 3:29:39 AM jormis29
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* The Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Vault of the Vampire sets up this situation with the final battle against Katarina Heydrich. The player will have just dispatched Katarina's brother Reiner - the actual vampire count of the title - probably by using collected stakes, garlic, mirrors and the like, and is offered the option to tackle Katarina in the same way. There are very subtle hints as to the truth of the matter if the player meets Katarina earlier on in the adventure, such as her drinking normal wine, but the confusion is sown deliberately.

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* The Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Vault of the Vampire ''Literature/VaultOfTheVampire'' sets up this situation with the final battle against Katarina Heydrich. The player will have just dispatched Katarina's brother Reiner - the actual vampire count of the title - probably by using collected stakes, garlic, mirrors and the like, and is offered the option to tackle Katarina in the same way. There are very subtle hints as to the truth of the matter if the player meets Katarina earlier on in the adventure, such as her drinking normal wine, but the confusion is sown deliberately.
14th Jan '18 8:46:48 PM madammina
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' has a teacher named Mr. Drakko. He's popped out from coffins, wears a black cloak, prefers the night time, has a central European accent, uses an umbrella when in the sunshine, and is afraid of wooden stakes. All of these get reasonable explanations and no one in the class (or their parents) is sure if he is a vampire or not.
14th Jan '18 5:22:50 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse has a character named Vamp, who is pale as an albino and sensitive to sunlight, with super-strength and the ability to draw some sort of energy from people, especially from Energizers. Vamp also has a lust aura she can throw at people, and she can cast a cloud of darkness about herself. She used to be in [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the monster-themed supervillain team The Children of the Night]]. In "Ayla and the Mad Scientist" Phase has to explain about vampires in order to keep [=THE=] [=CRIMSON=] [=COMET!!!=] from trying to stake her.

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* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse has a character named Vamp, who is pale as an albino and sensitive to sunlight, with super-strength and the ability to draw some sort of energy from people, especially from Energizers. Vamp also has a lust aura she can throw at people, and she can cast a cloud of darkness about herself. She used to be in [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the monster-themed supervillain team The Children of the Night]]. In "Ayla and the Mad Scientist" Phase [[MrExposition Phase]] has to explain about vampires in order to keep [=THE=] [=CRIMSON=] [=COMET!!!=] from trying to stake her.
7th Dec '17 9:36:30 AM CosmicFerret
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* One episode of ''Series/CSI'' featured as its perp a woman who pureed people's livers into blood-rich protein shakes because she suffered from Porphyria, a disease which causes photosensitivity, skin irritation, blisters, and excessive hair growth, along with mental changes... and which is believed to be one of the natural inspirations for the vampire myth.

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* One episode of ''Series/CSI'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' featured as its perp a woman who pureed people's livers into blood-rich protein shakes because she suffered from Porphyria, a disease which causes photosensitivity, skin irritation, blisters, and excessive hair growth, along with mental changes... and which is believed to be one of the natural inspirations for the vampire myth.
30th Nov '17 6:46:25 AM CosmicFerret
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* One episode of ''Series/CSI'' featured as its perp a woman who pureed people's livers into blood-rich protein shakes because she suffered from Porphyria, a disease which causes photosensitivity, skin irritation, blisters, and excessive hair growth, along with mental changes... and which is believed to be one of the natural inspirations for the vampire myth.
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