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29th Jun '16 2:35:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', where the title character was only ''claiming'' to be half vampire on his mother's side. Or rather, vigorously and repeatedly ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial denying]]'' he was, to set up a fake psychic scam and rip off his college classmates.

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* Averted in ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', where the title character was only ''claiming'' to be half vampire on his mother's side. Or rather, vigorously and repeatedly ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial denying]]'' he was, to set up a fake psychic scam and rip off his college classmates.
12th Jun '16 3:47:56 AM Luppercus
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* Eddy Munster from sitcom ''TheMunsters'' is half vampire as he is the son of a vampiress and a non-vampire technically "human" father (well, made of human parts). Curiously though he is a werewolf.

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* Eddy Eddie Munster from sitcom ''TheMunsters'' is half vampire as he is the son of a vampiress mother and a non-vampire technically "human" father (well, made of human parts). Curiously though he is a werewolf.
12th Jun '16 1:41:48 AM Luppercus
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* Eddy Munster from sitcom ''TheMunsters'' is half vampire as he is the son of a vampiress and a non-vampire technically "human" father (well, made of human parts). Curiously though he is a werewolf.
12th May '16 12:51:50 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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). In some instances (especially video games) [[HolyBurnsEvil holy]] objects or [[ElementalRockPaperScissors magic]] will remain a problem for them even if they are heroic. They are also frequently portrayed as {{vampire hunter}}s and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind hunters of their own kind]]. Just as some cultures once believed that murderers and suicides could 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 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).though -- then again, a stake to the heart is usually lethal for pretty much anyone). In some instances (especially video games) [[HolyBurnsEvil holy]] objects or [[ElementalRockPaperScissors magic]] will remain a problem for them even if they are heroic. They are also frequently portrayed as {{vampire hunter}}s and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind hunters of their own kind]]. Just as some cultures once believed that murderers and suicides could rise as vampires, a child born approximately nine months after the death of the father might have been accused of this.
4th May '16 11:34:35 PM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'': Rayne is born to a human woman raped by the vampire king Kagan. She also has quite a number of dhampyr brothers and sisters that she must slay. She seems to be just as strong as full-blooded vampires, or very nearly so, and shares the exact same weaknesses as them (sunlight, water) but instead of instantly killing her, she's able to survive them for brief periods.

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* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'': The protagonist Rayne is was born to a human woman raped by the vampire king Kagan.Kagan, and seeks to avenge her existence upon him. She also has quite a number of dhampyr brothers and sisters that she must slay. She seems to be just as strong as full-blooded vampires, or very nearly so, and shares the exact same weaknesses as them (sunlight, water) but instead of instantly killing her, she's able to survive them for brief periods.
12th Apr '16 8:15:23 AM DaibhidC
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* Nightmare Robin in ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'': An incarnation of Damian Wayne from a universe based loosely on the ''Comicbook/BatmanVampire'' trilogy, Robin inherited the vampire curse from his mother Talia, but when he saw what being turned did to his father, he became determined to fight against it.
4th Apr '16 4:52:09 PM WanderingBrowser
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*** ''Ravenloft'' also has a dhampir-like creature called a Vorlog, which is essentially a cursed VampireVannabe; they were in the process of being turned into "vampire companions" (vampires with a potent mystical link to their creator) when the vampire responsible got killed. The result left them technically alive, but with a bevvy of vampiric strengths (CharmPerson, fast healing, ability drain and more) and weaknesses (hurt by direct sunlight, avoiding holy symbols), as well as being driven insane with the need for a "companion" to replace their own.

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*** ''Ravenloft'' also has a dhampir-like creature called a Vorlog, which is essentially a cursed VampireVannabe; they were in the process of being turned into "vampire companions" (vampires (uniquely powerful vampire spawn created to be MindlinkMates with a potent mystical link to their creator) "sire", resulting in their being commonly known as Brides and Grooms) when the vampire responsible got killed. The result left them technically alive, but with a bevvy of vampiric strengths (CharmPerson, [[HealingFactor fast healing, healing]], ability drain and more) and weaknesses (hurt by direct sunlight, avoiding holy symbols), as well as being driven insane with the need for a "companion" to replace their own.own. But because their vision of their "soulmate" is so idealized, nobody can live up to it, so they inevitably kill their "surrogate" and go looking for a new one.
14th Mar '16 9:12:59 AM RingSlinger
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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 be centered 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 be centered revolve around Dracula trying to get Dennis's vampire side to show.
7th Mar '16 2:54:37 PM Arha
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* When Jillian in ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' finally Pops her royal heir, it has Signamancy mixed with that of the Transylvitan vampires [[spoiler:courtesy of Vinny]]. Her son Albert has purple eyes, which is halfway between his mother's blue and the vampire red as well as grayish skin. He has no fangs, but he ''can'' fly like a Transylvitan. The odd thing is that Erfworlders don't actually reproduce sexually so even though he looks like [[spoiler:Vinny Doombats]] his 'father' was not actually necessary for his existence.
28th Feb '16 9:17:12 AM nombretomado
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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 ''{{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 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 ''{{Blade}}'').
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* ''{{Blade}}'': The main character Blade is dhampyr. His mother was ''turned into'' a vampire while Blade was ''in utero'' -- not quite the usual situation, and seems to have given Blade most of the good vampire bits (increased strength and speed, heightened senses, good dark vision) without most of the bad bits (he's not vulnerable to sunlight, but does get cravings for blood). Later writers [[CanonImmigrant changed the definition]] of what the word means in the Marvel Universe to make him closer to the movie character.

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* ''{{Blade}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'': The main character Blade is dhampyr. His mother was ''turned into'' a vampire while Blade was ''in utero'' -- not quite the usual situation, and seems to have given Blade most of the good vampire bits (increased strength and speed, heightened senses, good dark vision) without most of the bad bits (he's not vulnerable to sunlight, but does get cravings for blood). Later writers [[CanonImmigrant changed the definition]] of what the word means in the Marvel Universe to make him closer to the movie character.
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