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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.
12th Jun '15 7:31:23 PM FordPrefect
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* The Elder Vampire from ''Film/DraculaUntold'', is bald, white-skinned, has pointy teeth, and long claws. He lacks the elongated nose, but other than that he's pretty much Count Orlok. [[spoiler:Subverted in the present-day epilogue, where he's still the same ancient vampire, but has reverted to or assumed his fully human appearance.]]

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* The Elder Vampire from ''Film/DraculaUntold'', ''Film/DraculaUntold'' is bald, white-skinned, has pointy teeth, and long claws. He lacks the elongated nose, but other than that he's pretty much Count Orlok. [[spoiler:Subverted in the present-day epilogue, where he's still the same ancient vampire, but has reverted to or assumed his fully human appearance.]]
11th Jun '15 11:33:37 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* Vampires in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' become increasingly monstrous the longer they go without feeding, with their faces becoming gaunt and weathered. Vampires of Elven origin, with their already slim builds and pointy ears, are particularly prone to looking like Orlok. The trope is played most straight with the Volkihar Clan in the ''Dawnguard'' expansion of ''{{VideoGame/Skyrim}}'', who have the power to [[OneWingedAngel transform]] at will into a [[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/File:VampireLord.png Vampire Lord]] with grotesque features, pale skin, pointed ears, deadly claws and a partially bald head. Unlike Orlok, Vampire Lords wear loincloths (although Lord Harkon also wears a cloak with a high collar) and have impressive physical builds, skeletal wings and claw-like feet.

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* Vampires in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' become increasingly monstrous the longer they go without feeding, with their faces becoming gaunt and weathered. Vampires of Elven origin, with their already slim builds and pointy ears, are particularly prone to looking like Orlok. The trope is played most straight with the Volkihar Clan in the ''Dawnguard'' expansion of ''{{VideoGame/Skyrim}}'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', who have the power to [[OneWingedAngel transform]] at will into a [[http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/File:VampireLord.png Vampire Lord]] with grotesque features, pale skin, pointed ears, deadly claws and a partially bald head. Unlike Orlok, Vampire Lords wear loincloths (although Lord Harkon also wears a cloak with a high collar) and have impressive physical builds, skeletal wings and claw-like feet.
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