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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.
12th Dec '15 11:11:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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]]
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* 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]]
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7th Dec '15 3:09:55 PM Xelloss08
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* 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
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* ''{{Scribblenauts}}'': One of the [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything many]] summonable creatures and is one of the few things that scares vampires.

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* ''{{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
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* ''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.

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* ''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.
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