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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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Some Word Cruft spoiling the joke and a little Example Indentation fixifying.
** [[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. *** 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.
21st Sep '15 9:52:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** [[HolyBurnsEvil Crosses]], but not necessarily other religious symbols. 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 sincere Jew, then they could use the Star of David to ward off a vampire. 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.
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** [[HolyBurnsEvil Crosses]], but not necessarily other religious symbols. 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 sincere Jew, then they could use the Star of David to ward off a vampire.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.
16th Sep '15 10:17:58 AM Morgenthaler
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Vampire Invitation was renamed per TRS decision.
** [[VampireInvitation 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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** [[VampireInvitation [[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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