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26th Jul '16 4:48:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Count von Magpyr, however, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, still drinks blood and is specifically described as ''not'' looking like this:

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** Count von Magpyr, however, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, still drinks blood and is specifically described as ''not'' looking like this:
26th Jul '16 12:58:47 PM m.crumpet
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* One episode of the Nelvana CareBears cartoon features the villainous green-skinned Dr. Fright, who literally draws power from his victims' fear by terrifying them with an elaborate mechanical death trap, and collaborates with the evil sorcerer No Heart in his plan to destroy all caring and create "an unfeeling, scary world". While it's not clear whether or not he's actually a vampire, he comes equipped with the requisite tuxedo, high-collared cape and widow's peak, and even greets his victims with a Lugosian "Gooood eeeeeveniiiiinnng".
3rd Jul '16 11:02:47 AM frogpatrol
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* The Count in ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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* The Count in Von Count from ''Series/SesameStreet''.



* The vampire in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Chase".

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* The vampire in In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Season 3 serial "The Chase".Chase", the Doctor met Dracula who looked just like the stereotype. Although, [[spoiler:in fact, the Doctor had only met a Dracula android. Seriously.]] Later, in the Season 18 serial "State of Decay", the Doctor meets vampires who play the stereotype straight, though a more medieval version (fitting the setting) and without the accents.
3rd Jul '16 10:58:00 AM frogpatrol
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[[caption-width-right:250:I bid you velcome.]]

The stock portrayal of vampires for years, [[NewerThanTheyThink but no older than movies]], made famous by Creator/BelaLugosi's portrayal of {{Dracula}} with [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]].

As a result, many aspects of his role have become iconic, to the point that almost every vampire for decades was like this. His slicked hairstyle (along with a [[VillainousWidowsPeak widow's peak]]), his [[WickedCultured sinister yet gentlemanly demeanor]], his [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel outdated yet suave clothes]] consisting of a [[EvilWearsBlack black]] OminousOperaCape with a HighCollarOfDoom, his occasional [[LargeHam dramatic flourish]] contrasting with a personality that is calm but menacing, and of course his thick Eastern European accent often peppered with VampireVords. Note that, although Dracula has a mustache in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's original novel]], the Classical Movie Vampire is usually clean-shaven.

Occasionally, elements of the Classical Movie Vampire are also taken from Creator/ChristopherLee's portrayal of the Count in Film/HammerHorror pictures. In such cases, the vampire is over six feet tall and has both [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and more pronounced fangs.

Now, this is more often a stock reference than an actual portrayal of vampires. If you have a MonsterMash, then {{Dracula}} will be like this.

A SubTrope of OurVampiresAreDifferent.

A SuperTrope to VampireVords (about the way this character type usually speaks, an exaggeration of the way Lugosi actually spoke).

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The stock portrayal of vampires for years, [[NewerThanTheyThink but no older than movies]], [[TropeCodifier made famous by by]] Creator/BelaLugosi's stage portrayal of {{Dracula}} with {{Dracula}}, adapted into the 1931 film version made by [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]].

As
Pictures]]. Now a result, many DeadHorseTrope, except for deliberate parodies. Many aspects of his role the 1931 film have become iconic, iconic to the point that almost every male vampire for decades prior to the 1970's was like this. His slicked hairstyle (along with a [[VillainousWidowsPeak widow's peak]]), his [[WickedCultured sinister yet gentlemanly demeanor]], his [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel outdated yet suave clothes]] consisting of a [[EvilWearsBlack black]] OminousOperaCape with a HighCollarOfDoom, his occasional [[LargeHam dramatic flourish]] contrasting with a personality that is calm but menacing, and of course his thick Eastern European accent often peppered with VampireVords. Note that, although Dracula has had a mustache in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's original novel]], the Classical Movie Vampire is usually was often clean-shaven.

Occasionally, elements of the Classical Movie Vampire are also taken from Creator/ChristopherLee's more monstrous portrayal of the Count in Film/HammerHorror pictures. In such cases, the vampire is over six feet tall and has both [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and more pronounced fangs.

Now, this is more often a stock reference than an actual portrayal of vampires. If you have a MonsterMash, then {{Dracula}} will be like this.

fangs. Lee's version (especially initially) hardly spoke at all.

A SubTrope of OurVampiresAreDifferent.

OurVampiresAreDifferent. A SuperTrope to VampireVords (about the way this character type usually speaks, an exaggeration of the way Lugosi actually spoke).
really spoke English).
25th Jun '16 12:14:20 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CountYorga'', although he has a British accent (even though he claims to be from Bulgaria).

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* ''CountYorga'', ''Film/CountYorga'', although he has a British accent (even though he claims to be from Bulgaria).
6th Jun '16 2:07:37 PM Doug86
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The stock portrayal of vampires for years, [[NewerThanTheyThink but no older than movies]], made famous by Creator/BelaLugosi's portrayal of {{Dracula}} with [[UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]].

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The stock portrayal of vampires for years, [[NewerThanTheyThink but no older than movies]], made famous by Creator/BelaLugosi's portrayal of {{Dracula}} with [[UniversalHorror [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]].
21st May '16 2:35:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Thatch from ''CasperScareSchool''

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* Thatch from ''CasperScareSchool''''WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool''
14th Apr '16 5:37:35 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Masked Mayhem'', one of the ComicBook/AdventureTimeGraphicNovels, hipster vampire girl Marceline dresses as a {{Bifauxnen}} ClassicalMovieVampire at a fancy-dress party.
3rd Apr '16 4:53:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{The Armstrong And Miller Show}}'' featured a series of sketches starring two classic style vampires struggling to adapt to a modern world filled with Twilight style vampires.
* Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi, from ''TrueBlood'', to a tee. He is, however, perhaps the only classical vampire in the series.

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* ''{{The Armstrong And Miller Show}}'' ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'' featured a series of sketches starring two classic style vampires struggling to adapt to a modern world filled with Twilight style vampires.
* Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi, from ''TrueBlood'', ''Series/TrueBlood'', to a tee. He is, however, perhaps the only classical vampire in the series.
10th Dec '15 5:37:40 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' Harry dresses up like this ''specifically to'' [[BerserkButton piss the vampires off]]. It nearly gets him killed. But it was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].
** Also from the Dresden Files, Black Court Vampires kind of count, given that they are literally vampires straight out of Dracula.
** The Dresden Files Black Court Vampires share all the Dracula weaknesses, but with their rotten stench and corpse-like appaerance, are more in looks-like-Orlok territory

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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Harry dresses up like this ''specifically to'' [[BerserkButton piss the vampires off]]. It nearly gets him killed. But it was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[FunnyMoments hilarious]].
** Also from the Dresden Files, Black Court Vampires kind of count, given that they are literally vampires straight out of Dracula.
** The Dresden Files Black Court Vampires
Dracula. They share all the Dracula weaknesses, but with their rotten stench and corpse-like appaerance, are more in looks-like-Orlok territory
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