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28th Aug '16 4:47:20 PM TheNerevarine
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* Hannibal King from Creator/MarvelComics was one of the earliest examples of this trope, a vampire private detective. He fed only on the blood of animals or blood taken from donation centers, and never attacked a human. Because of this, when Comicbook/DoctorStrange cast the Montesi Formula spell that destroyed all vampires, King alone was spared; although near destruction, Strange and several of his and King's friends were able to give the detective a full-blood transfusion (reminding the reader that Stephen Strange was a surgeon before he was a master of the mystic arts). This had the happy result of turning him back into a human.
* ComicBook/{{Blade}} is a Daywalker rather than a full-time vampire, but he falls into the description of "vampiric good guy" nonetheless.
* ComicBook/{{Morbius}} [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Living Vampire]], despite all the harm his HorrorHunger causes, is ultimately a good guy who wants to help people. At one point he even ran a free clinic for the poor in New York.

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* Hannibal King from Creator/MarvelComics had feature many of them over history:
** Hannibal King
was one of the earliest examples of this trope, a vampire private detective. He fed only on the blood of animals or blood taken from donation centers, and never attacked a human. Because of this, when Comicbook/DoctorStrange cast the Montesi Formula spell that destroyed all vampires, King alone was spared; although near destruction, Strange and several of his and King's friends were able to give the detective a full-blood transfusion (reminding the reader that Stephen Strange was a surgeon before he was a master of the mystic arts). This had the happy result of turning him back into a human.
* ** ComicBook/{{Blade}} is a Daywalker rather than a full-time vampire, but he falls into the description of "vampiric good guy" nonetheless.
* ** ComicBook/{{Morbius}} [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Living Vampire]], despite all the harm his HorrorHunger causes, is ultimately a good guy who wants to help people. At one point he even ran a free clinic for the poor in New York.York.
** The Mortuus Invitus in ''ComicBook/TombOfDracula'' was an order of vampires that resisted Dracula's rule and assisted Blade in a couple of occasions. Their name is [[CanisLatinicus supposed to mean "The Unwilling Dead"]], which means they were all turned against their will and dedicated themselves to hunting their twisted kind.
27th Aug '16 9:39:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is OlderThanTheyThink; a French sequel to Polidori's original TheVampyre ([[http://blackcoatpress.com/ruthven.htm#Ruthven4 Now readable in English as ''The Vampire Lord Ruthwen'']]) Published in 1820 features ''Bettina'', a female Vampire who's essentially a MessianicArchetype.

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* This is OlderThanTheyThink; a French sequel to Polidori's original TheVampyre Literature/TheVampyre ([[http://blackcoatpress.com/ruthven.htm#Ruthven4 Now readable in English as ''The Vampire Lord Ruthwen'']]) Published in 1820 features ''Bettina'', a female Vampire who's essentially a MessianicArchetype.
25th Aug '16 11:55:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' gives this treatment to Count Blood Count in the episode "Fangs for the Memories. He is the episode's client rather than the antagonist, enlisting Granny's help to find who stole his coffin, and is shown as being very friendly to Granny and her pets.

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* ''TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' gives this treatment to Count Blood Count in the episode "Fangs for the Memories.Memories". He is the episode's client rather than the antagonist, enlisting Granny's help to find who stole his coffin, and is shown as being very friendly to Granny and her pets.
25th Aug '16 11:53:36 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' gives this treatment to Count Blood Count in the episode "Fangs for the Memories. He is the episode's client rather than the antagonist, enlisting Granny's help to find who stole his coffin, and is shown as being very friendly to Granny and her pets.
22nd Aug '16 2:03:54 PM ArthurEld
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* In ''Literature/{{Johannes Cabal|TheNecromancer}}'' as well as the later books, Cabal's brother Horst is a vampire and a really nice, charming guy-far more squeamish about killing someone than his human brother. In the fourth book, those who meet him think that he's actually kind of a rubbish vampire-until they make him mad and he decides to be a bit threatening.
19th Aug '16 9:22:14 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The character of Mandy Karkofsky becomes one of these in ''Literature/TheSecretsOfSupervillainy.'' Notably, she was anything but upon her transformation as it turned her into a vicious violent killer until her husband managed to recover her soul ala Buffy.
* ''Literature/StraightOuttaFangton'' has a DownplayedTrope example with Peter Stone as he's a fairly decent fellow who tries (and fails) to make a life as a VegetarianVampire. His loyalty is ultimately with the vampire race, though, rather than humanity and he tears into anyone who tries to hurt them. The concept is also played with as this is the image vampires want to protect to the world even though it's a lie.
19th Aug '16 10:27:10 AM NoSpoilerz
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** Unsurprisingly, a number of players will play these, ranging from Red Cross employees (cut out the middleman; bitten humans are going to get transfusions anyway if properly diagnosed) to energetic geeks who play too much DDR (pale? Of course I'm pale. Ahh, curs'd daystar, bane of my existence!). Some storytellers claim this is becoming almost as tired a cliche as the ObviouslyEvil ones or the [[TheEeyore brooders]]. These people are wrong, because few things are as giggle-worthy as a room of black-clad vampires playing Mario Kart and asking for one part blood, three parts Mountain Dew. ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Requiem]]'' carries on the tradition - it's easy to imagine a vampire who leaves her Carthian Movement meeting and hits the all-night arcade.

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** Unsurprisingly, a number of players will play these, ranging from Red Cross employees (cut out the middleman; bitten humans are going to get transfusions anyway if properly diagnosed) to energetic geeks who play too much DDR (pale? ("Pale? Of course I'm pale. Ahh, curs'd daystar, bane of my existence!).existence!"). Some storytellers claim this is becoming almost as tired a cliche as the ObviouslyEvil ones or the [[TheEeyore brooders]]. These people are wrong, because Many others disagree, for few things are as giggle-worthy as a room of black-clad vampires playing Mario Kart and asking for one part blood, three parts Mountain Dew. ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Requiem]]'' carries on the tradition - it's easy to imagine a vampire who leaves her Carthian Movement meeting and hits the all-night arcade.
18th Aug '16 11:31:05 PM TheNerevarine
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* Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' is a young teen turned vampire fated to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse. He rebels against his nature and refuses to drink any blood, not even animal. His friend and mentor José also counts as one, though he has no problem snacking on criminals, he is rather nice, easy-going and loyal to Alex.

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* Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' is a young teen turned vampire fated to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse. He apocalypse, who rebels against his nature and refuses to drink any blood, not even animal. His friend and mentor José also counts Joseph would have qualified as one, though he has no problem snacking on criminals, he is rather nice, easy-going and one for being a loyal to Alex.and steadfast friend, if it wasn't for the fact he was a FullyEmbracedFiend.
18th Aug '16 5:48:27 PM TheNerevarine
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* Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' is a young teen turned vampire fated to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse. He rebels against his nature and refuses to drink any blood, not even animal. His friend and mentor José also counts as one, though he has no problem snacking on criminals, he is rather nice, easy-going and loyal to Alex.
15th Aug '16 3:35:22 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s vampires are generally [[AlwaysChaoticEvil chaotic evil]] in the fashion of bandits and goblins, but [[spoiler:Janus Hassildor, Count of Skingrad,]] just makes sure to never go out in the sunlight - otherwise, he's a benevolent, if slightly ill-tempered ruler, and actually saves your dumbass avatar's life on a few occasions. Also, if you yourself become afflicted and decide the cure quest is too annoying to bother with, it's not necessarily your cue to join the Dark Brotherhood: simply (non-fatally!) suck the blood of a homeless person every few days, or just carefully time your excursions to avoid sunlight, and you too may enjoy [[CursedWithAwesome a whole host of nifty spells and skill-boosts]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s Oblivion]]'':
** This game's
vampires are generally [[AlwaysChaoticEvil chaotic evil]] in the fashion of bandits and goblins, but [[spoiler:Janus Hassildor, Count of Skingrad,]] just makes sure to never go out in the sunlight - otherwise, he's a benevolent, if slightly ill-tempered ruler, and actually saves your dumbass avatar's life on a few occasions. Also, if you yourself become afflicted and decide the cure quest is too annoying to bother with, it's not necessarily your cue to join the Dark Brotherhood: simply (non-fatally!) suck the blood of a homeless person every few days, or just carefully time your excursions to avoid sunlight, and you too may enjoy [[CursedWithAwesome a whole host of nifty spells and skill-boosts]].



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a different example in that has friendly neighborhood [[spoiler:werewolves in the form of the Companions, the local equivalent of the Fighters' Guild. Not all of them, just the inner circle, but still. After their questline is done, two of them will wish to cure themselves of Lycanthropy]].
** As for actual vampires they also have [[spoiler: Sybille Stentor, Court Mage of Solitude]]. She is rather affable and helpful if a bit curt, has been part of the court long enough to have been the late King Toryg's babysitter, and still grieves for him. I'ts all but stated everyone in the castle is in the know about it to some degree, but are apparently willing to live with her because she's found ways to be one without endangering anyone (it's implied that she feeds upon the prisoners in the dungeons).

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
** Skyrim
has a different example in that has friendly neighborhood [[spoiler:werewolves in the form of the Companions, the local equivalent of the Fighters' Guild. Not all of them, just the inner circle, but still. After their questline is done, two of them will wish to cure themselves of Lycanthropy]].
** As for actual vampires they also have [[spoiler: Sybille Stentor, Court Mage of Solitude]]. She is rather affable and helpful if a bit curt, has been part of the court long enough to have been the late King Toryg's babysitter, and still grieves for him. I'ts It's all but stated everyone in the castle is in the know about it to some degree, but are apparently willing to live with her because she's found ways to be one without endangering anyone (it's implied that she feeds upon the prisoners in the dungeons).



** Subverted with Lamae Bal from the backstory. She and her brood are fundamentally opposed to [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]] for turning her into a monster, but she also wants revenge against [[DontFearTheReaper Arkay]] for turning his back on her. If it was not for Bal's threat, she would have been a villain.

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** Subverted Downplayed with Lamae Bal from the backstory. She and her brood are fundamentally opposed to [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]] for turning her into a monster, but she also wants revenge against [[DontFearTheReaper Arkay]] for turning his back on her. If it was not for Bal's threat, she would have been a villain.
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