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12th Nov '17 3:51:18 PM Discar
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* Dr. Jonathan Reid, the main protagonist in ''{{VideoGame/Vampyr}}'' is a doctor turned into a vampire during a time when London was being ravaged by the Spanish Flu. He has the option of being played this way by refusing to kill a single NPC for their blood, which prevents him unlocking of more vampire powers and makes the game itself more difficult. On the other hand, healthy [=NPCs=] offer more nourishment, as do characters he knows more about, so Reid ''appearing'' friendly and offering treatment to someone may not be so nice as it seems...

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* Dr. Jonathan Reid, the main protagonist in ''{{VideoGame/Vampyr}}'' ''Videogame/{{Vampyr 2018}}'' is a doctor turned into a vampire during a time when London was being ravaged by the Spanish Flu. He has the option of being played this way by refusing to kill a single NPC for their blood, which prevents him unlocking of more vampire powers and makes the game itself more difficult. On the other hand, healthy [=NPCs=] offer more nourishment, as do characters he knows more about, so Reid ''appearing'' friendly and offering treatment to someone may not be so nice as it seems...
12th Nov '17 7:56:30 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'' has Sylea, a Dark Elf vampire maiden encountered by the PlayerCharacter in Lord Vanarhost's lair. Despite evoking EvilIsSexy, she turns out to be friendly and hates her current condition, preferring to eat a special plant as substitute for blood. She sends you on a mission to fetch said plant for her and in exchange she saves the [=PC=] from the vampire lord by backstabbing him. [[spoiler:Sadly, we found in the second game that she has been sentenced to Hell for helping the player]].



* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Nitara may be a vampire from Outworld, but her goals are altruistic: as she is motivated to liberate her broken realm, which was conquered by [[EvilOverlord Shao Kahn]] a long time ago. She is closer to a GuileHeroine than a FemmeFatale.
* Revenant vampires in ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are morally unaligned and not inherently evil, and have the potential to be downright saintly and only focus their deadly powers upon evildoers. Their spellcasting counterpart the Lich has a harder time of it, being morally [[TheChainsOfCommanding bound]] to the behavior of their ravenous, combative undead minions.



* Revenant vampires in ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are morally unaligned and not inherently evil, and have the potential to be downright saintly and only focus their deadly powers upon evildoers. Their spellcasting counterpart the Lich has a harder time of it, being morally [[TheChainsOfCommanding bound]] to the behavior of their ravenous, combative undead minions.
11th Nov '17 7:52:35 AM TheDudeWhoAbides
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** There are also vampires sealed in a cave who turn out to be holy warriors of Azura who contracted vampirism while hunting vampires, and sealed ''themselves'' in in fear of becoming mindless killers. When the Player finds them, they have in fact become mindless killers, but only because they refused to feed at all, and lost their minds. Azura sends the Player to slay them out of mercy for their sacrifice.

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** There are also vampires sealed in a cave who turn out to be holy warriors of Azura who contracted vampirism while hunting vampires, and sealed ''themselves'' in in for fear of becoming mindless killers. When the Player player finds them, they have in fact become mindless killers, but only because they refused to feed at all, and lost their minds. Azura sends the Player player to slay them out of as a mercy for their sacrifice.
10th Oct '17 3:55:29 PM thatmadork
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** In ''Warhammer'', vampirism doesn't ''per se'' make you evil, it just inflames your natural personality traits and cranks them UpToEleven. A proud warrior becoming a vampire becomes a BloodKnight, a greedy noble becoming a vampire becomes an insane hedonist, and theoretically a good person becoming a vampire would be a paragon. Vampirism feeds virtue as well as vice. Unfortunately, ''Warhammer'' IS a CrapsackWorld, so vice is what most people tend to have in spades.
8th Oct '17 9:51:16 AM iowaforever
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* On ''Series/GoodEats'', a vampire named "Vlad" asks Alton to help him get over a fear of garlic, because he's finding that women these days want men who can cook and so many different dishes involve garlic in some capacity.

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* On ''Series/GoodEats'', a vampire named "Vlad" asks Alton to help him get over a fear of garlic, because he's finding that women these days want men who can cook and so many different dishes involve garlic in some capacity. Unfortunately for Vlad, Alton opens a window at the wrong time and ends up disintegrating him.
2nd Oct '17 4:04:54 AM GriffinPilgrim
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** In an expansion to the third game [[spoiler:Regis from the Literature section above reappears, significantly less dead than belived and still trying to help.]]
24th Sep '17 4:29:58 PM Civanfan
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' mostly completely averts this, but one of the sourcebooks has an adventure featuring a carefree [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Vistani]] youth that has been newly-turned against his will. The [=PCs=] can, with care, convince him curb his new appetite and help save the rest of his family from the vampire that bit him. The epilogue text implies he will eventually give in to his blood hunger, though. There is also the case of Jander Sunstar, as described in Literature above.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' mostly completely generally averts this, but one this:
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of the sourcebooks has an adventure featuring a carefree [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Vistani]] youth that has been newly-turned against his will. The [=PCs=] can, with care, convince him curb his new appetite and help save the rest of his family from the vampire that bit him. The epilogue text implies he will eventually give in to his blood hunger, though.
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There is also the case of Jander Sunstar, as described in Literature above.above.
** ''Van Richten's Guide to Vampires'' mentions a case where a man of good alignment was transformed and enslaved by a vampire. After his master was destroyed and he had his free will again, he decided to make up for the wicked acts of himself and his master and became the secret protector and benefactor of his hometown. Unfortunately, over a decade or so he [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil grew dissatisfied]] with what he perceived as a lack of sufficient gratitude on the townsfolk's part and began demanding greater and greater rewards for his efforts until they finally refused to pay anymore. He quickly became a scourge upon the town instead, until he was destroyed.
16th Sep '17 3:25:37 AM AnonymousPepper
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', sufferers of Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus or HMHVV (TheVirus that creates TheUndead) come in three classes. Class II and III sufferers suffer from a HorrorHunger that forces them to exclusively eat the flesh, bones, blood or organs of their former species, but they don't really care ''where'' said meat comes from as long as it's fresh enough to be edible, and can therefore become this trope (if not a very pleasant case) by feeding on corpses or medical waste. Class I suffers, meanwhile, have HorrorHunger ''and'' need to drain [[LifeEnergy Essence]] from living victims to survive, and Essence loss is permanent and also deeply psychologically scarring. Red, one of the 'nicer' vampires in the setting (vampires being class I sufferers), describes himself as basically a rapist of the soul and feeds [[PayEvilUntoEvil through vigilantism and access to death row inmates]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', sufferers of Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus or HMHVV (TheVirus that creates TheUndead) come in three classes. Class II and III sufferers suffer from a HorrorHunger that forces them to exclusively eat the flesh, bones, blood or organs of their former species, but they don't really care ''where'' said meat comes from as long as it's fresh enough to be edible, and can therefore become this trope (if not a very pleasant case) by feeding on corpses or medical waste. Class I suffers, meanwhile, have HorrorHunger ''and'' need to drain [[LifeEnergy Essence]] from living victims to survive, and Essence loss is permanent (well, mostly; modern medical techniques such as DNA rejuvenation ''can'' restore lost Essence, but ''it sure as hell ain't cheap'') and also deeply psychologically scarring. Red, one of the 'nicer' vampires in the setting (vampires being class I sufferers), describes himself as basically a rapist of the soul and feeds [[PayEvilUntoEvil through vigilantism and access to death row inmates]].
13th Sep '17 7:47:33 PM WoodenTable
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** "Kevin" the changeling, who [[https://derpiboo.ru/916289 showed up at Cranky and Matilda's wedding]] and has since been released as a [[https://derpiboo.ru/1021751 Friend-Class card]] in the official card game. While changelings are closer to succubi than traditional vampires, they're still vampirish enough to count.

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** "Kevin" the changeling, who [[https://derpiboo.ru/916289 showed up at Cranky and Matilda's wedding]] wedding and has since been released as a [[https://derpiboo.ru/1021751 Friend-Class card]] card in the official card game. While changelings are closer to succubi than traditional vampires, they're still vampirish enough to count.
5th Sep '17 5:27:23 PM Peteman
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' defies this trope ''hard''.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' defies this trope ''hard''.trope.
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