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28th Mar '16 6:03:11 PM Prfnoff
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** Cannot bear the touch of special symbolic items, like silver, similar to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] or other supernatural beings; silver is toxic or burns them. This may relate back to the days when silver was thought to be [[HardLight solid-light]], and as a symbol of the light, would harm anything non-human. Silver isn't alone, however, as some folklore also mentions garlic for its pungent scent, which spirits both good and ill are normally repulsed by (although in some variants it's the ''flowers'' of the garlic plant, for their flowery sweetness) or maybe just because it smells bad to people with really sensitive noses, pure rough wood for its connection to nature, and salt for its ability to ward off spirits and other nasty beings as it represents purity of soul. They also can harmed by [[HolyHandGrenade magically augmented weapons and ammunition]].

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** Cannot bear the touch of special symbolic items, like silver, similar to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] or other supernatural beings; silver is toxic or burns them. This may relate back to the days when silver was thought to be [[HardLight solid-light]], and as a symbol of the light, would harm anything non-human. Silver isn't alone, however, as some folklore also mentions garlic [[VampiresHateGarlic garlic]] for its pungent scent, which spirits both good and ill are normally repulsed by (although in some variants it's the ''flowers'' of the garlic plant, for their flowery sweetness) or maybe just because it smells bad to people with really sensitive noses, pure rough wood for its connection to nature, and salt for its ability to ward off spirits and other nasty beings as it represents purity of soul. They also can harmed by [[HolyHandGrenade magically augmented weapons and ammunition]].
7th Mar '16 4:20:17 AM MasoTey
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* If killed, can be restored to unlife with the proper procedure. One early version of this, appearing in both pre-Dracula stories ''Literature/TheVampyre'' and ''Varney the Vampyre'', is that a vampire will be revived and healed automatically if its corpse is bathed in moonlight. Another common variant has vampires that turn to dust or ash when killed resurrect if the remains are mixed with fresh human blood. In some universes staked vampires will resurrect if anyone pulls the stake out of their remains before they've decayed to absolutely nothing.

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* If killed, can be restored to unlife with the proper procedure. One early version of this, appearing in both pre-Dracula stories ''Literature/TheVampyre'' and ''Varney the Vampyre'', is that a vampire will be revived and healed automatically if its corpse is bathed in moonlight. Another common variant has vampires that turn to dust or ash when killed [[InstantPeopleJustAddWater resurrect if the remains are mixed with fresh human blood.blood]]. In some universes staked vampires will resurrect if anyone pulls the stake out of their remains before they've decayed to absolutely nothing.
17th Jan '16 11:46:32 AM AmyS
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[[Blood Magic "Blood mages"]] may also qualify for this trope if they extract blood and are generally portrayed as similar to vampires.

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[[Blood Magic [[BloodMagic "Blood mages"]] may also qualify for this trope if they extract blood and are generally portrayed as similar to vampires.
17th Jan '16 11:45:24 AM AmyS
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[[Blood Magic "Blood mages"]] may also qualify for this trope if they extract blood and are generally portrayed as similar to vampires.
13th Jan '16 3:30:09 PM eroock
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->''There are as many types of vampire as there are disease; some are virulent and deadly, and some just make you walk funny and avoid fruit.''

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->''There ->''"There are as many types of vampire as there are disease; some are virulent and deadly, and some just make you walk funny and avoid fruit.''"''
18th Dec '15 7:01:03 PM ShorinBJ
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*** The idea that sunlight isn't fatal has undergone somewhat of a resurgence. The vampires in L.J. Smith's ''Night World'' series can survive exposure to sunlight, but it inhibits their powers. The vampires in ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' can survive exposure to sunlight for a limited amount of time. In some folklore, vampires were actually at their strongest at high noon, when their shadow was at its smallest. They were weakest at dusk, when their shadow was at its longest.

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*** The idea that sunlight isn't fatal has undergone somewhat of a resurgence. The vampires in L.J. Smith's ''Night World'' series can survive exposure to sunlight, but it inhibits their powers. The vampires in ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' can survive exposure to sunlight for a limited amount of time. Vampires in the the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series aren't really bothered by the sun, but they do tend to sunburn easily (then quickly heal, peel, and do it again), are somewhat weaker, and newly made vampires fall asleep involuntarily during the day. In some folklore, vampires were actually at their strongest at high noon, when their shadow was at its smallest. They were weakest at dusk, when their shadow was at its longest.



** Cannot bear the touch of special symbolic items, like silver, similar to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] or other super natural beings; silver is toxic or burns them. This may relate back to the days when silver was thought to be [[HardLight solid-light]], and as a symbol of the light, would harm anything non-human. Silver isn't alone, however, as some folklore also mentions garlic for its pungent scent, which spirits both good and ill are normally repulsed by (although in some variants it's the ''flowers'' of the garlic plant, for their flowery sweetness), pure rough wood for its connection to nature, and salt for its ability to ward off spirits and other nasty beings as it represents purity of soul. They also can harmed by [[HolyHandGrenade magically augmented weapons and ammunition]].

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** Cannot bear the touch of special symbolic items, like silver, similar to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] or other super natural supernatural beings; silver is toxic or burns them. This may relate back to the days when silver was thought to be [[HardLight solid-light]], and as a symbol of the light, would harm anything non-human. Silver isn't alone, however, as some folklore also mentions garlic for its pungent scent, which spirits both good and ill are normally repulsed by (although in some variants it's the ''flowers'' of the garlic plant, for their flowery sweetness), sweetness) or maybe just because it smells bad to people with really sensitive noses, pure rough wood for its connection to nature, and salt for its ability to ward off spirits and other nasty beings as it represents purity of soul. They also can harmed by [[HolyHandGrenade magically augmented weapons and ammunition]].
10th Dec '15 5:44:26 PM eroock
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4th Dec '15 6:09:39 AM eyebones
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* Can pass through locked doors. Can sometimes alter their bodies to slip ''through'' impossibly small spaces.
** A lot of times attributed to turning into mist or smoke.

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* Can pass through locked doors. Can sometimes alter their bodies to slip ''through'' impossibly small spaces.
** A lot of times attributed to
spaces by turning into mist or smoke.
4th Dec '15 5:58:21 AM eyebones
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** [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain Decapitation]] - and as a bonus point, this one isn't exactly exclusive to vampires; [[DecapitationRequired it conveniently works on almost any supernatural creature]], and humans too. Then again, so does a stake through the heart. Sometimes, these two weaknesses get combined, where the vamp can regenerate their head and a wooden stake through the heart merely renders them inert, meaning that one needs to put a stake through the heart and ''then'' cut off the head in order to truly kill it.

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** [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain Decapitation]] - and as a bonus point, this This one isn't exactly exclusive to vampires; [[DecapitationRequired it conveniently works on almost any supernatural creature]], and humans too.everything, really. Then again, so does a stake through the heart. Sometimes, these two weaknesses get combined, where the vamp can regenerate their head and a wooden stake through the heart merely renders them inert, meaning that one needs to put a stake through the heart and ''then'' cut off the head in order to truly kill it.



** [[CannotCrossRunningWater Attempting to cross flowing water]] (e.g., rivers and oceans). Frequently interpreted to mean vampires ''can't'' cross flowing water. The effects of flowing water vary greatly depending on the story. Dracula, for example, could cross running water at the slack or flood of the tide.
*** Sometimes, [[KillItWithWater being immersed in water]] is enough to outright kill a vampire.

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** [[CannotCrossRunningWater Attempting to cross flowing water]] (e.g., rivers and oceans). Frequently interpreted to mean vampires ''can't'' cross flowing water. The effects of flowing water vary greatly depending on the story. Dracula, for example, could cross running water at the slack or flood of the tide.
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tide. Sometimes, [[KillItWithWater being immersed in water]] is enough to outright kill a vampire.
4th Oct '15 7:50:19 PM nombretomado
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** [[MustBeInvited They cannot enter a home unless invited in by someone.]] This can range from killing them to simply that they physically can't enter. However, it is still a large [[WeaksauceWeakness disadvantage]]. The original Dracula was able to skirt around this problem if he had already drunk the blood of someone inside (Lucy sleepwalked, so he bit her when she left the house at night). Some versions allow the invitation to be revoked in an instant, others require elaborate ceremonies, while some do not allow the invitation to ever be revoked. In any case, locked doors are never an obstacle to an invited vampire. In other cases the invitation may need to be renewed every time the vampire returns. In some modern versions (''BeingHuman'') the Vampire will begin to spontaneously combust if he crosses a threshold without an invitation, though elder Vampires are completely immune to this.

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** [[MustBeInvited They cannot enter a home unless invited in by someone.]] This can range from killing them to simply that they physically can't enter. However, it is still a large [[WeaksauceWeakness disadvantage]]. The original Dracula was able to skirt around this problem if he had already drunk the blood of someone inside (Lucy sleepwalked, so he bit her when she left the house at night). Some versions allow the invitation to be revoked in an instant, others require elaborate ceremonies, while some do not allow the invitation to ever be revoked. In any case, locked doors are never an obstacle to an invited vampire. In other cases the invitation may need to be renewed every time the vampire returns. In some modern versions (''BeingHuman'') (''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'') the Vampire will begin to spontaneously combust if he crosses a threshold without an invitation, though elder Vampires are completely immune to this.
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