History Main / Dhampyr

12th Dec '15 11:11:25 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* While not born one, Black Hat from ''{{Film/Priest}}'' becomes the only human/vampire hybrid as a result of drinking the blood of the vampire queen, and like dhampyrs, he has all the vampire's strengths and lacks their vulnerability to sunlight.
to:
* While not born one, Black Hat from ''{{Film/Priest}}'' ''Film/{{Priest 2011}}'' becomes the only human/vampire hybrid as a result of drinking the blood of the vampire queen, and like dhampyrs, he has all the vampire's strengths and lacks their vulnerability to sunlight.
11th Dec '15 3:36:28 AM AnotherDuck
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Moving to a more appropriate folder.
[[folder:Mythology]] * In medieval Eastern Europe, villages would often hire the services of a "dhampir" to rid them of vampires who were giving them bad luck. These vampires were invisible to normal people, but a dhampir was able to see them by looking through the sleeve of his coat. He would then grapple with the invisible vampire and eventually succeed, inspiring fanfare, food, and income from the villagers. It is highly unlikely that they thought "How cool, a dhampir who comes to save us," since dhampirs were rumored to die horribly young due to not having bones, or suchlike. There was also the "Your mom slept with an undead" thing, which was more likely to bring pity and repulsion than admiration. The job was often done by a traveling man who'd move on soon enough.[[note]]and not because, say, it was a con job and the "Dhampir" would have to leave town very soon to avoid anyone noticing that the guy who spent an hour wrestling with his coat didn't really help their crops grow.[[/note]] [[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]] * In medieval Eastern Europe, villages would often hire the services of a "dhampir" to rid them of vampires who were giving them bad luck. These vampires were invisible to normal people, but a dhampir was able to see them by looking through the sleeve of his coat. He would then grapple with the invisible vampire and eventually succeed, inspiring fanfare, food, and income from the villagers. It is highly unlikely that they thought "How cool, a dhampir who comes to save us," since dhampirs were rumored to die horribly young due to not having bones, or suchlike. There was also the "Your mom slept with an undead" thing, which was more likely to bring pity and repulsion than admiration. The job was often done by a traveling man who'd move on soon enough.[[note]]and not because, say, it was a con job and the "Dhampir" would have to leave town very soon to avoid anyone noticing that the guy who spent an hour wrestling with his coat didn't really help their crops grow.[[/note]] [[/folder]]
7th Dec '15 3:09:55 PM Xelloss08
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* In ''Literature/TheNekropolisArchives'', Devona Kanti is the daughter of a vampire father and a human mother. She isn't as graceful as full vampires, her pallor isn't as white, and she is more emotional. Sunlight doesn't harm her, but suppresses her vampire powers. Additionally, while vampires have no reflection at all in mirrors, Devona has a blurred and foggy reflection.
29th Nov '15 8:14:31 PM Josef5678
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''{{Scribblenauts}}'': One of the [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything many]] summonable creatures and is one of the few things that scares vampires.
to:
* ''{{Scribblenauts}}'': One of the [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight many]] summonable creatures and is one of the few things that scares vampires.
22nd Nov '15 4:08:03 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' does this a bit differently, in that vampires are created when a full vampire pumps half of his/her blood into a human and pumps half of the human's blood into himself. Half vampires are created when the vampire pumps a smaller amount of blood around. Half vampires in this series do not suffer from sunlight, and are stronger that humans, but weaker than full vampires. Likewise, their thirst for blood is weaker than that of full vampires, though their actual ''need'' for it is not ([[TooDumbToLive this has lead to the death of many reluctant half-vampires]]). They can become full vampires through the transfusion of more vampire blood, but given enough time, they will turn full anyhow.
to:
* ''TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' does this a bit differently, in that vampires are created when a full vampire pumps half of his/her blood into a human and pumps half of the human's blood into himself. Half vampires are created when the vampire pumps a smaller amount of blood around. Half vampires in this series do not suffer from sunlight, and are stronger that humans, but weaker than full vampires. Likewise, their thirst for blood is weaker than that of full vampires, though their actual ''need'' for it is not ([[TooDumbToLive this has lead to the death of many reluctant half-vampires]]). They can become full vampires through the transfusion of more vampire blood, but given enough time, they will turn full anyhow.
21st Nov '15 10:11:02 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''{{Candorville}}'', these can't normally appear, but advanced fertilization technology has created at least one of them, [[spoiler:in accordance with an EitherOrProphecy that may allow his mother to TakeOverTheWorld. The definite dhampyr, Saxon, is a ProperlyParanoid KnifeNut, but also a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, and is trying to protect the main character. The other is still an infant, and it's uncertain how he will develop (or, for that matter, whether he's really a dhampyr or just an abducted human infant.) The strip has been vague on the differences between a dhampyr and a vampire, but there definitely are some--Saxon's GameFace has MilkyWhiteEyes instead of the [[RedEyesTakeWarning red ones]] found on true vampires, and his fangs are noticeably smaller.]]
to:
* In ''{{Candorville}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'', these can't normally appear, but advanced fertilization technology has created at least one of them, [[spoiler:in accordance with an EitherOrProphecy that may allow his mother to TakeOverTheWorld. The definite dhampyr, Saxon, is a ProperlyParanoid KnifeNut, but also a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, and is trying to protect the main character. The other is still an infant, and it's uncertain how he will develop (or, for that matter, whether he's really a dhampyr or just an abducted human infant.) The strip has been vague on the differences between a dhampyr and a vampire, but there definitely are some--Saxon's GameFace has MilkyWhiteEyes instead of the [[RedEyesTakeWarning red ones]] found on true vampires, and his fangs are noticeably smaller.]]
11th Nov '15 9:32:40 PM sorako
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Unsurprisingly, ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'' has dhampyrs, most prominently Watt, a gang leader. The dhampyrs are said to be impervious to sunlight, but overall weaker than normal vampires, incapable of ever reaching the same levels of strength.
to:
* Unsurprisingly, ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'' ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'' has dhampyrs, most prominently Watt, a gang leader. The dhampyrs are said to be impervious to sunlight, but overall weaker than normal vampires, incapable of ever reaching the same levels of strength.
7th Nov '15 4:00:16 PM zarpaulus
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** It is hypothesized in-universe that there used to be a virus that could turn half-vampires into full vampires, similarly to how gene therapy experiments on autistics and sociopaths accidentally revived the species. So a vampire who couldn't find a mate of his own kind (as they are extremely territorial) could breed with a human, hibernate, and find their descendants decades later and bite them. ** In a more benign instance, deep space travelers are given vampire hibernation genes to save life support and reaction mass on long trips.
2nd Nov '15 2:23:09 PM Berrenta
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Sinkhole and punctuation issues
A HalfHumanHybrid the dhampyr is a child born of a vampire and a human and a prime example of HybridPower. 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 ([[CaptainObvious 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.
to:
A HalfHumanHybrid HalfHumanHybrid, the dhampyr is a child born of a vampire and a human and a prime example of HybridPower. 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 ([[CaptainObvious a (a stake to the heart is still lethal though]]).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.

** ''Breaking Dawn'' has [[spoiler: Renesmee Cullen, the child of Edward and human-at-the-time Bella. She's a half vampire that show both human and vampire traits., she is the reason for the main conflict with the Big Bad in the end of last book, and her birth is the biggest plot element for most of said book.]]
to:
** ''Breaking Dawn'' has [[spoiler: Renesmee Cullen, the child of Edward and human-at-the-time Bella. She's a half vampire that show both human and vampire traits., she She is the reason for the main conflict with the Big Bad in the end of last book, and her birth is the biggest plot element for most of said book.]]
1st Nov '15 10:46:02 AM ArcticJack
Is there an issue? Send a Message
grammar
A HalfHumanHybrid the dhampyr is a child born of a vampire and a human and a prime exemplar of HybridPower.
to:
A HalfHumanHybrid the dhampyr is a child born of a vampire and a human and a prime exemplar example of HybridPower.
This list shows the last 10 events of 185. Show all.