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28th Jul '16 11:06:23 AM Premonition45
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* The makers of ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' were going for this look for the Remans. They ended up looking like [[LuridTalesOfDoom Bat Boy]].

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* The makers of ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' were going for this look for the Remans. They ended up looking Remans.
** Krall and his soldiers in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' also look
like [[LuridTalesOfDoom Bat Boy]].Orlok.
31st May '16 5:35:54 PM merotoker
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* ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', the antagonist Incognito's appearance seems to be based on that of Count Orlok. By contrast, Alucard is based on the more popular imagery of the [[EvilIsSexy suave]] Dracula. Then again, [[SdrawkcabAlias Alucard]] ''[[SdrawkcabAlias is]]'' [[SdrawkcabAlias Dracula.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', the antagonist Incognito's appearance seems to be based on that of Count Orlok. By contrast, Alucard is based on the more popular imagery of the [[EvilIsSexy suave]] Dracula. Then again, [[SdrawkcabAlias Alucard]] {{Alucard}} ''[[SdrawkcabAlias is]]'' [[SdrawkcabAlias Dracula.]]



* In a JhonenVasquez comic, an [[VampireVannabe angsty teenage boy]] desperately wishes to be made a real vampire-- and his wish is granted by one. Instead of becoming a [[EvilIsCool hip and stylish regent of the night]], though, he gains a hideous form whose oversized bald cranium and tusk-like fangs only keep growing as he drinks blood. The final page shows him far into the future, with a head the size of a van, watching TV and thinking "That ''fucking'' vampire."
* The Carnival Geek Cannibal version of The Vulture in ''ComicBook/SpiderManNoir'' is based on Orlok.
** The main Franchise/MarvelUniverse Vulture almost fits the trope to begin with.

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* In a JhonenVasquez Creator/JhonenVasquez comic, an [[VampireVannabe angsty teenage boy]] desperately wishes to be made a real vampire-- and his wish is granted by one. Instead of becoming a [[EvilIsCool hip and stylish regent of the night]], though, he gains a hideous form whose oversized bald cranium and tusk-like fangs only keep growing as he drinks blood. The final page shows him far into the future, with a head the size of a van, watching TV and thinking "That ''fucking'' vampire."
* The Carnival Geek Cannibal version of The Vulture in ''ComicBook/SpiderManNoir'' is based on Orlok.
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Orlok. The main Franchise/MarvelUniverse Vulture almost fits the trope to begin with.



* Creator/WernerHerzog's movie ''[=Nosferatu=] The Vampyre'', staring KlausKinski, which is sort of a remake, keeps this character design, but changes Orlok's name back to Dracula.

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* Creator/WernerHerzog's movie ''[=Nosferatu=] The Vampyre'', staring KlausKinski, Creator/KlausKinski, which is sort of a remake, keeps this character design, but changes Orlok's name back to Dracula.



* Timothy Spall's Peter Pettigrew in ''Film/HarryPotter'' has elements of this, though he's only bald''ing'' and he ditches the longcoat for a much-less-impressive cheap suit. He's TheRenfield, and the character, like Orlock, is associated with rats, so it's kinda fitting.
* Creator/NicolasCage does a rather impressive physical impression of Orlok in the movie ''Film/VampiresKiss.''

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* Timothy Spall's Peter Pettigrew in ''Film/HarryPotter'' has elements of this, though he's only bald''ing'' and he ditches the longcoat for a much-less-impressive cheap suit. He's TheRenfield, and the character, like Orlock, [[YouDirtyRat is associated with rats, rats]], so it's kinda fitting.
* Creator/NicolasCage does a rather impressive physical impression of Orlok in the movie ''Film/VampiresKiss.''



* The Penguin in ''BatmanReturns'', though shorter and stouter than most examples, shares Orlok's sunken eyes, elongated nose, pointy fingers, and hunch, although he's more clearly modeled on [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Dr. Caligari]].

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* The Penguin in ''BatmanReturns'', ''Film/BatmanReturns'', though shorter and stouter than most examples, shares Orlok's sunken eyes, elongated nose, pointy fingers, and hunch, although he's more clearly modeled on [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Dr. Caligari]].



* There was a Nosferatu look-alike in an episode of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' titled "The Tale Of The Midnight Madness".
** It should be noted that the "look-alike" actually ''was'' Nosferatu, come to life from a version of the film where he kills everyone and ''[[TheBadGuyWins wins!]]'' Sleep well, kids!

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* There was a Nosferatu look-alike in an episode of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' titled "The Tale Of The Midnight Madness".
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Madness". It should be noted that the "look-alike" actually ''was'' Nosferatu, come to life from a version of the film where he kills everyone and ''[[TheBadGuyWins wins!]]'' Sleep well, kids!



* Though [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Magus]] is often drawn as a PrettyBoy in FanArt, and his sprite could be mistaken for one, his character portrait is basically Orlok with long, blue-white hair and red eyes.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Though [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Magus]] Magus is often drawn as a PrettyBoy in FanArt, and his sprite could be mistaken for one, his character portrait is basically Orlok with long, blue-white hair and red eyes.



* Ordinary Vampires in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' look like this. The more [[NighInvulnerable powerful]] and civilized [[PhantasySpelling Vampyres]], however, are more human-looking. (Sans the Vyrewatch, who are [[OurVampiresAreDifferent completely different.]])

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* Ordinary Vampires in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' look like this. The more [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability powerful]] and civilized [[PhantasySpelling Vampyres]], however, are more human-looking. (Sans the Vyrewatch, who are [[OurVampiresAreDifferent completely different.]])



* Camille, the main vampire character of ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban" is essentially the CuteMonsterGirl version of Orlok- she has sunken in eyes, pronounced fangs on both her front teeth and canines, and large, bat-like ears.

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* Camille, the main vampire character of ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban" ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'' is essentially the CuteMonsterGirl version of Orlok- she has sunken in eyes, pronounced fangs on both her front teeth and canines, and large, bat-like ears.



* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] looks like Orlok even when he's ''not'' a vampire. Especially when he wriggles his fingers...
** There's a HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which Mr. Burns is Dracula, and a few of his underlings look very Orlokian. Burns himself is primarily a parody of Creator/GaryOldman's portrayal of Dracula in [[Film/BramStokersDracula the Coppola movie]], but he does look a little Orlokian, too.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns]] Burns looks like Orlok even when he's ''not'' a vampire. Especially when he wriggles his fingers...
** There's a HalloweenEpisode In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV Treehouse of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which Horror IV]]" Mr. Burns is Dracula, and a few of his underlings look very Orlokian. Burns himself is primarily a parody of Creator/GaryOldman's portrayal of Dracula in [[Film/BramStokersDracula the Coppola movie]], but he does look a little Orlokian, too.



* At the end of the Graveyard Shift episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the lights start to flicker, and thinking that it's the Hash Slinging Slasher's doing, everyone looks over and is relieved to find that it was only that silly Nosferatu!

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* At the end of the Graveyard Shift episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the lights start to flicker, and thinking that it's the Hash Slinging Slasher's doing, everyone looks over and is relieved to find that it was only that silly Nosferatu!
1st Jan '16 9:19:15 PM FF32
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* Petyr from ''Film/WhatWeDoInTheShadows'', seemingly due to his immense age (8000 years old). The other, younger vampires are pallid but otherwise human looking, though Vladislav shows some decrepit appearance when he's feeling particularly down before the big gala event.
17th Nov '15 2:30:40 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', The Wasp watches a horror movie featuring a very Orlokian looking vampire.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', The Wasp watches a horror movie featuring a very Orlokian looking Orlokian-looking vampire.
8th Nov '15 6:02:35 AM narm00
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* Jean Mark for ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', who tries to look like "classic" vampire despite the fact that in setting, VampiresAreSexGods. Effects are... mixed.

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* Jean Mark for from the ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', who tries to look like a "classic" vampire despite the fact that in setting, VampiresAreSexGods. Effects are... mixed.
4th Oct '15 10:02:04 AM LordXavius
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* Dreadlords from ''VideoGame/WarCraft'', though they are demons instead of vampires, are a species of Orlok lookalikes.
** Despite being demons Dreadlords are very heavily based on vampires, with the ability to control bats, hypnotize victims to sleep, and occasionally life-draining powers.
** The "true" vampires in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the darkfallen, are NOT this, however. Since they are all undead [[OurElvesAreBetter blood elves]] it's no surprise they qualify for TheBeautifulElite.

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* Dreadlords from ''VideoGame/WarCraft'', though ''VideoGame/WarCraft'':
** Though
they are demons instead of vampires, are a species of Orlok lookalikes.
** Despite being demons
the Nathrezim Dreadlords are very heavily based on vampires, with look much like demonic versions of Orlok and possess several typical vampire abilities such as the ability to control bats, hypnotize victims to sleep, and occasionally life-draining powers.
** The "true" While the more standard-variety vampires in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the darkfallen, are NOT this, however. Since they are all undead [[OurElvesAreBetter undead blood elves]] it's no surprise they qualify for TheBeautifulElite.known as the Darkfallen, are not monstrous enough to fit this trope, their original concept art was heavily based on Orlok and indeed titled "High Elf Nosferatu".
13th Sep '15 3:04:53 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' Ghouls and Nosferatu both have this look. They're both humans (or other metahumans) that have mutated as the result of viral exposure; they've lost their hair, grown fangs, have pointed ears, claws, and are generally pretty hideous.
18th Aug '15 4:55:53 AM narm00
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* Many of the Nosferatu in game art took on this appearance in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', but it could differ quite a bit from the Orlokian norm, as long as it was hideous. This was likely intentional, since the clan has the same name as the movie Orlok came from and has abilities similar to his.
** The version of the Nosferatu in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' could take on many forms foul and fair, but regardless of appearance always had an [[UncannyValley unsettling aura]] that made social interaction difficult.

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* Many of the Nosferatu in game art took take on this appearance in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', but it could can differ quite a bit from the Orlokian norm, as long as it was it's hideous. This was is likely intentional, since the clan has the same name as the movie Orlok came from and has abilities similar to his.
** The version of the Nosferatu in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' could can take on many forms foul and fair, but regardless of appearance always had has an [[UncannyValley unsettling aura]] that made makes social interaction difficult.
22nd Jul '15 11:56:50 PM Mayhavecontrol
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History time: In the original folklore, most vampires were short, ugly, Eastern European peasants. Then Polidori creates the character of [[Literature/TheVampyre Lord Ruthven]] and suddenly they're all elegant, English, aristocratic and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed look suspiciously like Lord Byron]]. Rymer's ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' gives them fangs and the whole "wandering the world hating what they've become" thing. Then Sheridan Le Fanu's ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'' was written, and vampires suddenly became alluring, [[LesbianVampire bisexual]] upper-class gothic girls. Then, ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was written, and they're still elegant aristocrats, but moved back to Eastern Europe, [[EvilIsSexy sexy and deadly]], outwardly beautiful yet disguising an inner corruption. Thus, horror turned to fetish, and pop culture... ''ahem''... the world was never the same again. And we all know [[Literature/{{Twilight}} what happened since]].

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History time: In the original folklore, most vampires were short, ugly, Eastern European peasants. Then Polidori creates the character of [[Literature/TheVampyre Lord Ruthven]] and suddenly they're all elegant, English, aristocratic and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed look suspiciously like Lord Byron]]. Rymer's ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' gives them fangs and the whole "wandering the world hating what they've become" thing. Then Sheridan Le Fanu's ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'' was written, and vampires suddenly became alluring, [[LesbianVampire bisexual]] upper-class gothic girls. Then, ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was written, and they're still elegant aristocrats, but moved back to Eastern Europe, [[EvilIsSexy sexy presentable and deadly]], outwardly beautiful dignified yet disguising an inner corruption. Thus, horror turned to fetish, and pop culture... ''ahem''... the world was never the same again. And we all know [[Literature/{{Twilight}} what happened since]].
19th Jul '15 2:10:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Pau%27an The pau'an species]], as seen in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, are obviously based on Orlok's looks; though in a subversion of the expected demeanour [[DarkIsNotEvil they're actually a very decent people]], who usually do their best to take the more moral side in a conflict.

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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Pau%27an The pau'an species]], as seen in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, are obviously based on Orlok's looks; though in a subversion of the expected demeanour demeanor, [[DarkIsNotEvil they're actually a very decent people]], who usually do their best to take the more moral side in a conflict.conflict. A more famous ''Star Wars'' example would be [[BigBad the Emperor himself]], who plays the evil part straight.
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