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21st Apr '18 9:35:02 AM AHI-3000
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* TheUndead: Technically, they are dead. Pretty spry for a dead guy, though. Alternatively, they may be perfectly alive, just of a different species, like werewolves.

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* TheUndead: Technically, they are dead. Pretty spry for a dead guy, though. Alternatively, they may be perfectly alive, just of a different species, (sub-)species of humans, like werewolves.
15th Apr '18 2:24:08 PM dmcreif
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** One episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' has Jessica visit Bill because she doesn't know how to admit to Hoyt that she fed on a stranger in Fangtasia. Bill asks if she was videotaped or photographed doing so because he can't protect her as her maker if that's the case.
6th Apr '18 1:37:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[WeakenedByTheLight Direct sunlight]]. This is actually a modern invention; much [[NewerThanTheyThink newer than you'd think]]. In old legends, they actually had to sleep in their coffin during the day, but sunlight wasn't ''[[DaywalkingVampire fatal]]''. They were merely dormant during the day, making it "easy" to sneak up on them. Nowadays, they just hole up inside, and sunlight literally has the power to make them [[ManOnFire spontaneously combust.]] Sometimes this is specifically [[PostModernMagik ultraviolet radiation]]; sunlight is dangerous, but a light-bulb is not.

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** [[WeakenedByTheLight Direct sunlight]]. This is actually a modern invention; much [[NewerThanTheyThink newer than you'd think]]. In old legends, they actually had to [[VampiresSleepInCoffins sleep in their coffin during the day, day]], but sunlight wasn't ''[[DaywalkingVampire fatal]]''. They were merely dormant during the day, making it "easy" to sneak up on them. Nowadays, they just hole up inside, and sunlight literally has the power to make them [[ManOnFire spontaneously combust.]] Sometimes this is specifically [[PostModernMagik ultraviolet radiation]]; sunlight is dangerous, but a light-bulb is not.
26th Feb '18 4:01:54 PM urutapu
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** [[WeakenedByTheLight Direct sunlight]]. This is actually a modern invention; much [[NewerThanTheyThink newer than you'd think]]. In old legends, they actually had to sleep in their coffin during the day, but sunlight wasn't ''[[DaywalkingVampire fatal]]''. They were merely dormant during the day, making it "easy" to sneak up on them. Nowadays, they just hole up inside, and sunlight literally has the power to make them [[ManOnFire spontaneously combustive.]] Sometimes this is specifically [[PostModernMagik ultraviolet radiation]]; sunlight is dangerous, but a light-bulb is not.

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** [[WeakenedByTheLight Direct sunlight]]. This is actually a modern invention; much [[NewerThanTheyThink newer than you'd think]]. In old legends, they actually had to sleep in their coffin during the day, but sunlight wasn't ''[[DaywalkingVampire fatal]]''. They were merely dormant during the day, making it "easy" to sneak up on them. Nowadays, they just hole up inside, and sunlight literally has the power to make them [[ManOnFire spontaneously combustive.combust.]] Sometimes this is specifically [[PostModernMagik ultraviolet radiation]]; sunlight is dangerous, but a light-bulb is not.
14th Feb '18 10:26:48 PM Wyvern76
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* Can spider-climb up walls.
17th Jan '18 2:52:56 AM Cryoclaste
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** No mortal-brain activity [[Series/TrueBlood (making them easily recognized by telepaths)]]. However other vampires can seemingly pick up on the [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade minds of each other]], thus some vampires have 'unique' mental signals that mortal telepaths can not detect. This extends to some vampires having the power to [[VampireDiaries dominate the will of other]] vampires.

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** No mortal-brain activity [[Series/TrueBlood (making them easily recognized by telepaths)]]. However other vampires can seemingly pick up on the [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade minds of each other]], thus some vampires have 'unique' mental signals that mortal telepaths can not detect. This extends to some vampires having the power to [[VampireDiaries [[Literature/TheVampireDiaries dominate the will of other]] vampires.
23rd Oct '17 12:16:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Vampires are almost always [[SuperStrength inhumanly strong]], [[SuperSpeed fast]], and [[SuperTough durable]], often to the point of being ImmuneToBullets and most other mundane weapons. For some, especially more modern ones, this is where it ends, making them effectively little more than intelligent (and stylish) super-zombies.

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* Vampires are almost always [[SuperStrength inhumanly strong]], [[SuperSpeed fast]], and [[SuperTough [[SuperToughness durable]], often to the point of being ImmuneToBullets and most other mundane weapons. For some, especially more modern ones, this is where it ends, making them effectively little more than intelligent (and stylish) super-zombies.
22nd Oct '17 6:24:36 PM NyxShadowhawk
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* TheUndead: Technically, they are dead. Pretty spry for a dead guy, though. The idea that they're dead originated from a misunderstanding; they were said to be ''undying'', i.e. immortal. This got corrupted into undead, which was taken to mean they were living corpses. Alternatively, they may be perfectly alive, just of a different species, like werewolves.

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* TheUndead: Technically, they are dead. Pretty spry for a dead guy, though. The idea that they're dead originated from a misunderstanding; they were said to be ''undying'', i.e. immortal. This got corrupted into undead, which was taken to mean they were living corpses. Alternatively, they may be perfectly alive, just of a different species, like werewolves.
31st Aug '17 3:07:11 PM ProfessorDetective
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** [[MissingReflection No reflection]] (often because the vampire [[OurSoulsAreDifferent has no soul]], but see below). This sometimes extends to [[CastsNoShadow shadows]]. But it depends on the vampire apparently. In one medium there are several ''types'' of vamps who have various weaknesses. In more recent examples this has been 'modernized' in terms of the vampire not being able to be picked up by audio or video recording or transmitting equipment. The original reason for this is because early mirrors contained silver, and older cameras had mirrors ''and'' made use of silver in the film chemicals. With modern mirrors [[TechnologyMarches using cheaper aluminum and most cameras being digital now]]], this aspect of vampirism isn't as common as it once was.

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** [[MissingReflection No reflection]] (often because the vampire [[OurSoulsAreDifferent has no soul]], but see below). This sometimes extends to [[CastsNoShadow shadows]]. But it depends on the vampire apparently. In one medium there are several ''types'' of vamps who have various weaknesses. In more recent examples this has been 'modernized' in terms of the vampire not being able to be picked up by audio or video recording or transmitting equipment. The original reason for this is because early mirrors contained silver, and older cameras had mirrors ''and'' made use of silver in the film chemicals. With modern mirrors [[TechnologyMarches [[TechnologyMarchesOn using cheaper aluminum and most cameras being digital now]]], this aspect of vampirism isn't as common as it once was.
23rd Aug '17 5:13:25 PM DesertDragon
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** [[HolyBurnsEvil Crosses]], and possibly other religious symbols depending on the belief of the weilder. Originally, it had to be a full-blown crucifix (that is, a cross with a figure of Jesus on it). In modern renditions, this is usually subject to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the power of belief]] of the wielder, the vampire, both, or neither. For instance, if a character is a devout Jew, then they could use the Star of David to ward off a vampire, and in one ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, a devoted [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Red Army]] member used a Soviet star to repel vampires. Then you can have a vampire who carries his own crucifix, as he is a believer too, like Henry Fitzroy in ''Blood Ties''. He also prays and goes to confession (he figures that he is subject to the same sins as humans, and needs to do penance for them). Fortunately, he is a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. In other cases, the religion the symbol represents has to have been around during the vampire's lifetime to have any effect. If a vampire predates all modern religions, don't go reaching for your crucifix.
** Religious ''music'' can have this effect too. In ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn'', when Maximilian impersonates the heroine's pastor, the gospel choir's singing seems to cause him pain. And in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheMasquerade'', it's suggested that Native American tribal chants and drums can drive off vampires.

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** [[HolyBurnsEvil Crosses]], and possibly other religious symbols depending on the belief of the weilder.wielder. Originally, it had to be a full-blown crucifix (that is, a cross with a figure of Jesus on it). In modern renditions, this is usually subject to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the power of belief]] of the wielder, the vampire, both, or neither. For instance, if a character is a devout Jew, then they could use the Star of David to ward off a vampire, and in one ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, a devoted [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Red Army]] member used a Soviet star to repel vampires. Then you can have a vampire who carries his own crucifix, as he is a believer too, like Henry Fitzroy in ''Blood Ties''. He also prays and goes to confession (he figures that he is subject to the same sins as humans, and needs to do penance for them). Fortunately, he is a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. In But sometimes just being in an old church or some other cases, holy ground can harm the vampire even if no living person is present. Sometimes, the religion the symbol represents has symbols represent have to have been around during the vampire's lifetime to have any effect. If a vampire predates all modern religions, don't go reaching for your crucifix.
** Religious ''music'' can have this effect too. In ''Film/VampireInBrooklyn'', when Maximilian impersonates the heroine's pastor, the gospel choir's singing seems to cause singing---even humming--causes him pain. discomfort. And in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheMasquerade'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', it's suggested that Native American tribal chants songs and drums can drive off away vampires.



** Garlic or Onions, although this was more to ward off vampires, not harm them, Mustard seed for Arabian Vampires who are Djinn augmented Humans to start with..

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** Garlic or Onions, although this was more to ward off vampires, not harm them, Mustard seed for Arabian Vampires who are Djinn augmented Djinn-augmented Humans to start with..
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