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7th Dec '16 5:38:52 AM Martine34
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Modern vampire treatment in popular culture is usually divided into cycles. The Malignant cycle (1931 -1948), the Erotic cycle (1950 -1985), the Sympathetic cycle (1987 -2001), the Individualist cycle (2003- present day). Malignant, meaning vampires are treated as creatures of pure horror, as popular in the early films like Nosferatu. Erotic, meaning they were considered evil but alluring, such as the Dracula films starring Bela Lugosi in the 1950's, and the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee in the 1970's. Sympathetic, meaning they were seen as tragic monsters that were to be pitied, but still feared, although they could sometimes be redeemed usually by becoming human once more. And Individualist meaning that they could be bad, good, or in between, much like humans, and their transformation to vampirism did not imply a change in morality.

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Modern vampire treatment in popular culture is usually divided into cycles. The Malignant cycle (1931 -1948), the Erotic cycle (1950 -1985), the Sympathetic cycle (1987 -2001), the Individualist cycle (2003- present day). Malignant, meaning vampires are treated as creatures of pure horror, as popular in the early films like Nosferatu. Nosferatu, and Universal films. Erotic, meaning they were considered evil but alluring, such as the Dracula films starring Bela Lugosi in the 1950's, and the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee in the 1970's.films. Sympathetic, meaning they were seen as tragic monsters that were to be pitied, but still feared, although they could sometimes be redeemed usually by becoming human once more. And Individualist meaning that they could be bad, good, or in between, much like humans, and their transformation to vampirism did not imply a change in morality.
6th Dec '16 8:20:17 AM Martine34
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Modern vampire treatment in popular culture is usually divided into cycles. The Malignant cycle (1931 -1948), the Erotic cycle (1950 -1985), the Sympathetic cycle (1987 -2001), the Individualist cycle (2003- present day). Malignant, meaning vampires are treated as creatures of pure horror, as popular in the early films like Nosferatu. Erotic, meaning they were considered evil but alluring, such as the Dracula films starring Bela Lagosi in the 1950's, and the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee in the 1970's. Sympathetic, meaning they were seen as tragic monsters that were to be pitied, but still feared, although they could sometimes be redeemed usually by becoming human once more. And Individualist meaning that they could be bad, good, or in between, much like humans, and their transformation to vampirism did not imply a change in morality.

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Modern vampire treatment in popular culture is usually divided into cycles. The Malignant cycle (1931 -1948), the Erotic cycle (1950 -1985), the Sympathetic cycle (1987 -2001), the Individualist cycle (2003- present day). Malignant, meaning vampires are treated as creatures of pure horror, as popular in the early films like Nosferatu. Erotic, meaning they were considered evil but alluring, such as the Dracula films starring Bela Lagosi Lugosi in the 1950's, and the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee in the 1970's. Sympathetic, meaning they were seen as tragic monsters that were to be pitied, but still feared, although they could sometimes be redeemed usually by becoming human once more. And Individualist meaning that they could be bad, good, or in between, much like humans, and their transformation to vampirism did not imply a change in morality.
6th Dec '16 8:16:58 AM Martine34
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Modern vampire treatment in popular culture is usually divided into cycles. The Malignant cycle (1931 -1948), the Erotic cycle (1950 -1985), the Sympathetic cycle (1987 -2001), the Individualist cycle (2003- present day). Malignant, meaning vampires are treated as creatures of pure horror, as popular in the early films like Nosferatu. Erotic, meaning they were considered evil but alluring, such as the Dracula films starring Bela Lagosi in the 1950's, and the Hammer films starring Christopher Lee in the 1970's. Sympathetic, meaning they were seen as tragic monsters that were to be pitied, but still feared, although they could sometimes be redeemed usually by becoming human once more. And Individualist meaning that they could be bad, good, or in between, much like humans, and their transformation to vampirism did not imply a change in morality.
28th Nov '16 3:48:40 PM WillKeaton
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** They are [[SuperEmpowering capable of changing human beings into other vampires]]. Folkloric vampires were not so: one became a vampire after being cursed by one's parents, or dying by suicide, or after practising witchcraft, or being a werewolf or being born dead. Some say that Stoker's {{Dracula}} needed to go through a more elaborate process to make another vampire, but that {{bowdlerize}}d versions removed the detail where he made the victims drink ''his'' blood to begin the transformation, but there is really no indication of this in the text---Mina is forced to drink his blood to establish a stronger psychic bond, and it is explicitly stated that to the idea that a victim will at natural death become a vampire from just a bite.

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** They are [[SuperEmpowering capable of changing human beings into other vampires]]. Folkloric vampires were not so: one became a vampire after being cursed by one's parents, or dying by suicide, or after practising witchcraft, or being a werewolf or being born dead. Some say that Stoker's {{Dracula}} needed to go through a more elaborate process to make another vampire, but that {{bowdlerize}}d versions removed the detail where he made the victims drink ''his'' blood to begin the transformation, but there is really no indication of this in the text---Mina is forced to drink his blood to establish a stronger psychic bond, and it is explicitly stated that to the idea that a victim will will, at natural death death, become a vampire from just a bite.
4th Nov '16 8:55:37 PM FordPrefect
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** No mortal-brain activity, [[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, activity [[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.
22nd Sep '16 7:30:49 AM ProfessorDetective
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[[folder:'''The baseline rules for vampires are...''']]:

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17th Jun '16 6:37:51 PM EdwardGil
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** Another possibility if [[NoKillLikeOverkill Overwhelming force]] or a medium-powered CoolSword or general [[StockRPGSpells low-key Magic Spell]] is used but not their specific vulnerability is to turn into mist and return to their coffin; incapacitated until the next sunset.



* If while active, their HitPoints are driven to 0 by a CoolSword or Magic or simple [[NoKillLikeOverkill overwhelming brute force]] but not ''specifically'' their AchillesHeel, they may either:
** Die Anyways
** Be knocked out until they recover or someone does something more permanent
** Turn into mist and return to their coffin; where they will usually be incapacitated until the next sunset.
** Nope, doesn't happen. Any attack that's not their weakness just gets {{NoSell}}ed.

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* If while active, their HitPoints are driven to 0 by a CoolSword or Magic or simple [[NoKillLikeOverkill overwhelming brute force]] but not ''specifically'' their AchillesHeel, they may either:
** Die Anyways
** Be knocked out until they recover or someone does something more permanent
** Turn into mist and return to their coffin; where they will usually be incapacitated until the next sunset.
** Nope, doesn't happen. Any attack that's not their weakness just gets {{NoSell}}ed.
17th Jun '16 3:23:59 PM EdwardGil
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** Nope, doesn't happen. Any attack that's not their weakness just gets {{NoSell}}ed.
17th Jun '16 12:52:22 PM EdwardGil
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* If while active, their HitPoints are driven to 0 by a CoolSword or Magic or simple overwhelming brute force but not ''specifically'' their AchillesHeel, they may either:

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* If while active, their HitPoints are driven to 0 by a CoolSword or Magic or simple [[NoKillLikeOverkill overwhelming brute force force]] but not ''specifically'' their AchillesHeel, they may either:
17th Jun '16 12:51:35 PM EdwardGil
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* If while active, their HitPoints are driven to 0 by a CoolSword or Magic or simple overwhelming brute force but not ''specifically'' their AchillesHeel, they may either:
** Die Anyways
** Be knocked out until they recover or someone does something more permanent
** Turn into mist and return to their coffin; where they will usually be incapacitated until the next sunset.
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