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29th Dec '16 1:19:15 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The protagonist]] of "The Lost Art Of Twilight" by Creator/ThomasLigotti, [[spoiler:born from his mother's staked corpse]], is his own, very special subset of this trope. Unlike most fictional dhampyr, however, he has very few actual powers, aside from the ability to paint bizarre abstract canvases [[BrownNote that are literally nauseating to look at]]. [[spoiler:He's also quite curious about his father's side of the family, and so invites them to visit . This being Ligotti, [[DownerEnding this doesn't]] go well for him. [[AFateWorseThanDeath At all.]]]]

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* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The protagonist]] of "The Lost Art Of Twilight" by Creator/ThomasLigotti, [[spoiler:born from his mother's staked corpse]], is his own, very special subset of this trope. Unlike most fictional dhampyr, however, he has very few actual powers, aside from the ability to paint bizarre abstract canvases [[BrownNote that are literally nauseating to look at]]. [[spoiler:He's also quite curious about his father's side of the family, and so invites them to visit .visit. This being Ligotti, [[DownerEnding this doesn't]] go well for him. [[AFateWorseThanDeath At all.]]]]



*** White Wolf, in later editions, made a habit of doing this with a lot of the Special Snowflake character types that had popped up in earlier editions. Take the classic Abomination, for instance. Half-Vampire, Half-Werewolf, all kick-ass? Not quite. It has all the weaknesses of both races, loses almost all werewolf powers, is despised by Vampires who won't teach it Vampire powers...oh, and is immediately inflicted with a permanent supernatural suicidal depression. They got a little less subtle as time went on, to the point where trying to turn a Kitsune were-fox into a vampire causes the Kitsune to explode in a pillar of flame killing both itself and the vampire.

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*** White Wolf, in later editions, made a habit of doing this with a lot of the Special Snowflake character types that had popped up in earlier editions. Take the classic Abomination, for instance. Half-Vampire, Half-Werewolf, all kick-ass? Not quite. It has all the weaknesses of both races, loses almost all werewolf powers, is despised by Vampires who won't teach it Vampire powers... oh, and is immediately inflicted with a permanent supernatural suicidal depression. They got a little less subtle as time went on, to the point where trying to turn a Kitsune were-fox into a vampire causes the Kitsune to explode in a pillar of flame killing both itself and the vampire.
26th Dec '16 7:07:50 AM narm00
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* ''Dhampyr'': in the first issue of this series, Harlan Draka pretends to be a dhampyr, [[spoiler: until he finds out he is really one.]] In this series, vampires are ''burned'' and killed by also a drop of blood of damphyr (apparently because of its hybrid nature). Vice versa, also if Harlan is mainly human, he is able to suck blood from the Master of the Night (the high vampires), reversing the use. By the way also the Masters of the Night, if willing, are able to suck blood from other Masters - also if rarely; usually they try to avoid a war between themselves, but they are very territorial.

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* ''Dhampyr'': in the first issue of this series, Harlan Draka pretends to be a dhampyr, [[spoiler: until he finds out he is really one.]] In this series, vampires are ''burned'' and killed by also a drop of blood of damphyr from a dhamphyr (apparently because of its hybrid nature). Vice versa, also if since Harlan is mainly human, he is able to suck blood from the Master Masters of the Night (the high vampires), reversing the use. By the way also the Masters of the Night, if willing, are able to suck blood from other Masters - also if Masters, albeit rarely; usually they try to avoid a war between themselves, but they are very territorial.



* In the Nancy Collins' graphic novel ''Dhampire Stillborn'', the protagonist Nicholas Gaunt is a dhampyr.

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* In the Nancy Collins' graphic novel ''Dhampire Stillborn'', the protagonist Nicholas Gaunt is a dhampyr.



* Felicia Book in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' was conceived from an union between an 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 union between an 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]].



** And apart from being capable of going out in the sunlight, they're pathetic. Every generation, the vampire blood thins out a little bit-- double the generation, half the blood, and vampires capable of making dhampyr are pretty wimpy already. A dhampyr is double the generation of the (usually) father-- which means they've got almost no vamp blood at all. They're also one of the signs of the apocalypse the "Time of Thin Blood" is one of the main parts.
*** One notable ability that they can have (depending on the storyteller-- see the Time of Thin Bloods book), however, is the ability to see through ALL supernatural illusions, and see the world for what it truly is. They can also have ''another'' drawback-- thin and fragile bones, due to one of their parents being dead. So... BlessedWithSuck, really.

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** And apart from being capable of going out in the sunlight, they're pathetic. Every generation, the vampire blood thins out a little bit-- bit -- double the generation, half the blood, and vampires capable of making dhampyr are pretty wimpy already. A dhampyr is double the generation of the (usually) father-- father -- which means they've got almost no vamp blood at all. They're also one of the signs of the apocalypse apocalypse, the "Time of Thin Blood" is being one of the main parts.
*** One notable ability that they can have (depending on the storyteller-- see the Time of Thin Bloods Blood book), however, is the ability to see through ALL supernatural illusions, and see the world for what it truly is. They can also have ''another'' drawback-- thin and fragile bones, due to one of their parents being dead. So... BlessedWithSuck, really.



* As of the ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Bestiary II, the dhampyr is both a monster race, and one of seven additional {{Player Character}} Races, being created when a fresh male Vampire impregnates a mortal, or a pregnant mortal is vampirised. They're more agile and charismatic than humans, have lowlight and Darkvision, are resistant to most diseases and poisons, live as long as Elves, and can detect true undead. On the downside they're vulnerable to light, can't channel positive energy (which makes healing a pain in the rear end), have a weakened constitution (due to having "one foot in the grave" so to speak), and suffer from an innate bloodlust, on top of the standard persecution. It's worth noting that a vast majority of dhampyr are every bit as evil as their Vampire parents; as in the case of Orcs and other recent Race options the [=PC=]s are the exception, not the rule.

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* As of the ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Bestiary II, the dhampyr is both a monster race, and one of seven additional {{Player Character}} Races, being created when a fresh male Vampire impregnates a mortal, or a pregnant mortal is vampirised. They're more agile and charismatic than humans, have lowlight and Darkvision, are resistant to most diseases and poisons, live as long as Elves, and can detect true undead. On the downside they're vulnerable to light, can't channel positive energy (which makes healing a pain in the rear end), have a weakened constitution (due to having "one foot in the grave" so to speak), and suffer from an innate bloodlust, on top of the standard persecution. It's worth noting that a vast majority of dhampyr are every bit as evil as their Vampire parents; as in the case of Orcs and other recent Race options the [=PC=]s are the exception, not the rule.
8th Dec '16 6:10:15 AM Doug86
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* Felicia Book in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' was conceived from an union between an 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 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 union between an 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 WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII declares that she is TheChosenOne, but the significance of this is still unknown]].
25th Oct '16 10:12:04 PM kazokuhouou
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* It's pretty clear that the unnamed baby in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'''s ShowWithinAShow ''The Immortal and the Restless'' is one of these: human mother, vampire father. Despite said vampire father [[ChocolateBaby ignoring all the signs and claiming the baby isn't his.]]
17th Sep '16 7:18:16 PM TheNerevarine
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* Felicia Book in ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' was conceived from an union between an 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 WorldWarII declares that she is TheChosenOne, but the significance of this is still unknown]].
7th Sep '16 7:59:48 AM anza_sb
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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 your 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 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 your 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.
7th Sep '16 1:21:57 AM PaulA
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* Shori in OctaviaButler's ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'' was designed so she could walk in daylight. She was spliced with human DNA. She also is half-black, causing more problems.

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* Shori in OctaviaButler's Creator/OctaviaButler's ''Literature/{{Fledgling}}'' was designed so she could walk in daylight. She was spliced with human DNA. She also is half-black, causing more problems.
8th Aug '16 1:59:21 PM Willbyr
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** At the end of the first movie, it was revealed that [[spoiler: Lamica is also a dhampire.]]

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** At the end of the first movie, it was revealed that [[spoiler: Lamica [[spoiler:Lamica is also a dhampire.]]



* The anime ''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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* The anime ''VampireKnight'' ''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.
4th Aug '16 1:32:29 PM NonoRobot
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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 your 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 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 your anyway? In some instances, video 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.
1st Aug '16 2:49:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* 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.

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* Eddie Munster from sitcom ''TheMunsters'' ''Series/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.
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