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17th Sep '17 4:28:52 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Angel's son Connor appears to be completely human as an infant, and later develops the superhuman strength, speed and senses of a dhampyr. His body is not truly undead, though, so his healing powers are inferior. He was born to two vampires (a predestined event that, until that point, [[ImmortalProcreationClause had been thought impossible]]), which makes him sort of an odd example since his parentage is fully vampire rather than half, and yet not a vampire at all. They get to play around with the implications of a vampire with a human son. Connor isn't averse to many uniquely vampiric weaknesses, and so can go places and do things that Angel can't. In one of his first episodes back from Quor-toth, Angel loses Connor when he can't follow him into the sunlight.

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Angel's son Connor appears to be completely human as an infant, and later develops the superhuman strength, speed and senses of a dhampyr. His body is not truly undead, though, so his healing powers are inferior. He was born to two vampires (a predestined event that, until that point, [[ImmortalProcreationClause had been thought impossible]]), which makes him sort of an odd example since his parentage is fully vampire rather than half, and yet not a vampire at all. all.
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They get to play around with the implications of a vampire with a human son. Connor isn't averse to many uniquely vampiric weaknesses, and so can go places and do things that Angel can't. In one of his first episodes episode back from Quor-toth, Angel loses Connor when he can't follow him into the sunlight.sunlight. On the other hand, Angel later has to shield Connor from gunfire.
11th Aug '17 5:02:12 PM ManOfSin
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They may have [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce all of a vampire's powers and none of their weaknesses]], or watered-down versions of both: half as strong but only uncomfortable in sunlight. A stake to the heart is still lethal though although, wouldn't a stake to the heart kill you anyway? In some instances (video games especially) [[HolyBurnsEvil holy]] objects or [[ElementalRockPaperScissors magic]] will remain a problem for them even if they are good. Dhampyrs are often {{vampire hunter}}s and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind hunters of their own kind]]. Just as some cultures once believed that murderers and suicides would rise as vampires, a child born approximately nine months after the death of the father might have been accused of this.

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They In vampire folklore they were said to be normal humans, but would eventually become vampires after death, with the process repeating itself for generations. In modern fiction they may have [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce all of a vampire's powers and none of their weaknesses]], or watered-down versions of both: half as strong but only uncomfortable in sunlight. A stake to the heart is still lethal though although, wouldn't a stake to the heart kill you anyway? In some instances (video games especially) [[HolyBurnsEvil holy]] objects or [[ElementalRockPaperScissors magic]] will remain a problem for them even if they are good. Dhampyrs are often {{vampire hunter}}s and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind hunters of their own kind]]. Just as some cultures once believed that murderers and suicides would rise as vampires, a child born approximately nine months after the death of the father might have been accused of this.
6th Aug '17 8:11:38 PM azbyc15243
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* Dhampyrs are mentioned in ''Literature/MyVampireOlderSisterAndZombieLittleSister''. They can choose to live as either a vampire or a human. If they choose the former, they can use their powers to hunt vampires, but if they are consumed by their power, they will become a full vampire. They can be born from the union of a vampire and human, or created artificially by cursing humans.
17th Jul '17 1:26:35 AM ManOfSin
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It is more common for the father [[HumanMomNonhumanDad to be the vampire]] in this mating, since undead vampires in folklore had a limited lifespan of 40 days, which isn't nearly enough time for a female to carry a pregnancy to full term. That, and sometimes female vampires are infertile, depending on [[OurVampiresAreDifferent their degree of deadness]]. Sometimes avoided altogether by just having a vampire (male or female) bite and turn a pregnant woman (see ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'').

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It is more common for the father [[HumanMomNonhumanDad to be the vampire]] in this mating, since undead vampires in according to folklore vampire men had a limited lifespan of 40 days, which isn't nearly enough time for a far higher sex drives than their female to carry a pregnancy to full term. That, counterparts and were often rapist who targeted human women because they were easy prey. In fiction writing that is sometimes the case, and other times female vampires are infertile, depending on [[OurVampiresAreDifferent their degree of deadness]]. Sometimes avoided altogether by just having a vampire (male or female) bite and turn a pregnant woman (see ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'').
14th Jul '17 8:42:04 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': The character [[spoiler: Agronak gro-Malog AKA [[RedBaron The Grey Prince]]]] is found out to have been fathered by a vampire. He does not take the news well.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': The character [[spoiler: Agronak gro-Malog AKA [[RedBaron The Grey Prince]]]] is found out to In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, there have been fathered by a vampire. known instances of Tamriellic [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] producing offspring with non-vampires. Any traits inherited from the vampire parent are pretty mild, however. One of the most famous instances is Agronak gro-Malog, aka "[[RedBaron The Grey Prince]]", champion of the Imperial City Arena during the time of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''. He does not take takes the news well.[[IHateYouVampireDad rather poorly]].
20th Jun '17 1:16:00 AM Scabbard
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** In the live-action Hollywood movie adaptation, Saya is a dhampyr born of the ancient (and apparently East Asian) vampire queen and a Japanese warlord/vampire-hunter, who the queen tricked into marriage and later murdered.

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** In the live-action Hollywood movie adaptation, Saya is a dhampyr born of the ancient (and apparently East Asian) vampire queen and a Japanese warlord/vampire-hunter, who the queen tricked into marriage and later murdered.
3rd May '17 7:00:48 PM JoeMerl
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* Mavis and Johnny from ''{{WesternAnimation/Hotel Transylvania}}'' have a son named Dennis in the sequel. In fact, the entire plot of ''{{WesternAnimation/Hotel Transylvania 2}}'' seems to revolve around Dracula trying to get Dennis's vampire side to show.

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* Mavis and Johnny from ''{{WesternAnimation/Hotel Transylvania}}'' have a son named Dennis in the sequel. In fact, the entire plot of ''{{WesternAnimation/Hotel Transylvania 2}}'' seems to revolve around Dracula trying to get Dennis's 2}},'' vampire side Mavis and human Johnny have a son named Dennis; apparently, he'll either be a vampire or a human, and it'll take a few years to show.find out which. The main arc is that his grandfather, Dracula, desperately wants him to be a vampire. [[spoiler:He is, which arguably results in a BrokenAesop]].



* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'': A dhampyr is born to a human that has used the blood of a Dracula to increase his life span and another human.

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* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'': A dhampyr is born to a human that Van Helsing has used the dedicated himself to guarding Dracula's coffin, and uses Dracula's blood of a Dracula to increase extend his life span and another human.life. As a result, [[LamarckWasRight he passes a psychic connection to Dracula]] onto his daughter, the protagonist Mary.
14th Apr '17 3:59:27 AM ManOfSin
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It is more common for the father [[HumanMomNonhumanDad to be the vampire]] in this mating, since vampires in folklore had a limited lifespan of 40 days, which isn't nearly enough time for a female to carry a pregnancy to full term. That, and sometimes female vampires are infertile, depending on [[OurVampiresAreDifferent their degree of deadness]]. Sometimes avoided altogether by just having a vampire (male or female) bite and turn a pregnant woman (see ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'').

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It is more common for the father [[HumanMomNonhumanDad to be the vampire]] in this mating, since undead vampires in folklore had a limited lifespan of 40 days, which isn't nearly enough time for a female to carry a pregnancy to full term. That, and sometimes female vampires are infertile, depending on [[OurVampiresAreDifferent their degree of deadness]]. Sometimes avoided altogether by just having a vampire (male or female) bite and turn a pregnant woman (see ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'').
7th Apr '17 5:33:08 AM ManOfSin
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It is more common for the father [[HumanMomNonhumanDad to be the vampire]] in this mating, since it's universally far easier for a male vampire to impregnate a mortal woman than for a female vampire to carry a child to term, due to their dangerous unlifestyles and strict diet. That, and sometimes female vampires are infertile, depending on [[OurVampiresAreDifferent their degree of deadness]]. Sometimes avoided altogether by just having a vampire (male or female) bite and turn a pregnant woman (see ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'').

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It is more common for the father [[HumanMomNonhumanDad to be the vampire]] in this mating, since it's universally far easier for vampires in folklore had a male vampire to impregnate a mortal woman than limited lifespan of 40 days, which isn't nearly enough time for a female vampire to carry a child pregnancy to term, due to their dangerous unlifestyles and strict diet.full term. That, and sometimes female vampires are infertile, depending on [[OurVampiresAreDifferent their degree of deadness]]. Sometimes avoided altogether by just having a vampire (male or female) bite and turn a pregnant woman (see ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'').
12th Mar '17 7:16:49 AM narm00
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** In the live-action Hollywood movie adaptation, Saya is a dhampyr born of the ancient (and apparently East Asian) vampire queen and a Japanese warlord/vampire-hunter, who she tricked into marrying and later murdered.

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** In the live-action Hollywood movie adaptation, Saya is a dhampyr born of the ancient (and apparently East Asian) vampire queen and a Japanese warlord/vampire-hunter, who she the queen tricked into marrying marriage and later murdered.



** It is a plot point that this depends on how much vampire blood do they have. A dhampyr with a lot of vampire blood has more powerful magic but has to keep it in the night (but not as much as a vampire) while a dhampyr with little vampire blood has little power in comparison but can walk in the sun with little to no discomfort.

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** It is a plot point that this depends on how much vampire blood do they have. A dhampyr with a lot of vampire blood has more powerful magic but has to keep it in to the night (but not as much as a vampire) while a dhampyr with little vampire blood has little power in comparison but can walk in the sun with little to no discomfort.



* ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami'' displays the character of Pietro de Blado (Pete), who is a 700-year-old half human, half vampire. So it makes him a dhampyr, also if the word it not used in the manga. The vampire parent is, of course, the father (nothing is said about the mother!)
* In ''Manga/BloodyCross,'' the character Tsukimiya is described as a hybrid of vampire and angel. It is never explained what vampires or angels even are, or how she became a hybrid of the two, so the significance of this is unknown. She is capable of [[TransferableMemory reading the memories of others]] by drinking their blood with her fangs, [[BloodyMurder turning her spilled blood into spikes and bladed weapons]], and has a strange brand on her chest over her heart as result of her angelic nature. For a never explained reason, all angel hybrids possess this brand, which will kill them after an unspecified period of time.
* The anime ''Manga/VampireKnight'' has a classification to the vampire that depends of their purity, so every vampire in the series except the purebloods and the e-level vampire (humans turned into vampires by a bite) are dhampyrs.

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* ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami'' displays the character of Pietro de Blado (Pete), who is a 700-year-old half human, half vampire. So it makes him a dhampyr, also if though the word it is not used in the manga. The vampire parent is, of course, the father (nothing is said about the mother!)
* In ''Manga/BloodyCross,'' the character Tsukimiya is described as a hybrid of vampire and angel. It is never explained what vampires or angels even are, or how she became a hybrid of the two, so the significance of this is unknown. She is capable of [[TransferableMemory reading the memories of others]] by drinking their blood with her fangs, [[BloodyMurder turning her spilled blood into spikes and bladed weapons]], and has a strange brand on her chest over her heart as a result of her angelic nature. For a never explained reason, all angel hybrids possess this brand, which will kill them after an unspecified period of time.
* The anime ''Manga/VampireKnight'' has a classification to the vampire for vampires that depends of on their purity, so every vampire in the series except the purebloods and the e-level vampire (humans turned into vampires by a bite) are dhampyrs.



* Felicia Book in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' was conceived from an union between a human mother and a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire from the American bloodline]]. While Felicia doesn't display any vampire powers, she exhibited immunity to vampire bites (one vampire recoiled away in disgust when biting her neck) and very slow aging (She is over 50 years-old by the 1960s and still looks very young). Other vampires can sense her scent and identify her as one their own kind and [[spoiler:one Ancient vampire during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII declares that she is TheChosenOne, but the significance of this is still unknown]].

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* Felicia Book in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' was conceived from an a union between a human mother and a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire from the American bloodline]]. While Felicia doesn't display any vampire powers, she exhibited exhibits immunity to vampire bites (one vampire recoiled away in disgust when biting her neck) and very slow aging (She is over 50 years-old years old by the 1960s and still looks very young). Other vampires can sense her scent and identify her as one of their own kind kind, and [[spoiler:one Ancient vampire during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII declares that she is TheChosenOne, but the significance of this is still unknown]].



*** [[spoiler:Granny Viper, the Badass person-finder is revealed to be a dhampir at the end - and her conversation shows that a Dhampir's child with a mortal still has vampiric traits]]. D's identical twin brother shows up in a later novel.

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*** [[spoiler:Granny Viper, the Badass person-finder person-finder, is revealed to be a dhampir at the end - and her conversation shows that a Dhampir's child with a mortal still has vampiric traits]]. D's identical twin brother shows up in a later novel.



* ''Lost Souls'': The character named Nothing is a technically a dhampyr (vampire father, human mother). Somewhat recursive as the story implies that a dhampyr is really just a juvenile vampire.

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* ''Lost Souls'': The character named Nothing is a technically a dhampyr (vampire father, human mother). Somewhat recursive as the story implies that a dhampyr is really just a juvenile vampire.
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