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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/VampireAcademy_350_121912_6795.jpg]] Vampire Academy is a series of Young Adult VampireFiction novels written by Richelle Mead. The story follows Rose Hathaway, a 17 year old {{Dhampir}} who is training to be the guardian to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir, a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Moroi]] princess, with whom she shares a PsychicLink. They train at the AcademyOfAdventure called Saint Vladimir's Academy for young vampire children and their bodyguards. After spending two years on the run, Lissa and Rose are brought back to the school and are forced to re-acquaint themselves with the student body. They are soon joined by a new bodyguard named Dimitri, who is assigned to Lissa in place of Rose. Despite being Young Adult novels, the books are rather accurate in their portrayal of teenagers. They cuss, drink, make out, have sex or try to. There is very little whitewashing done of the teenaged experience and the book becomes a much more satisfying read due to the realism of the portrayal. While still kept within a PG-13 definition of edgy, the works have gained a substantial adult following in addition to their intended audience. Has a spinoff series, ''{{Bloodlines}}''. [[AC: The books, in order of publication:]] * ''Vampire Academy'' (August 2007) * ''Frostbite'' (April 2008) * ''Shadow Kiss'' (November 2008) * ''Blood Promise'' (August 2009) * ''Spirit Bound'' (May 2010) * ''Last Sacrifice'' (December 2010) A [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was released in 2014. It was poorly received by critics and flopped at the box office. View the teaser trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5UmVStHXE here]] and the official trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg here]]. !!This series provides examples of: * AcademyOfAdventure: Saint Vladimir's Academy. * ActionGirl: Rose and her mother. ** Any dhampir girl, really. *** Or rather any female ''guardian''. *** Or any of the female Keepers * AdaptationDyeJob: In the Book, Natalie has Black hair, In the Film, It's Brown. * AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the film, Lissa is tortured by an blind user to prevent her from using compulsion on him. however, this [[http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2014/03/twilight-goes-to-hogwarts-for.html review]] points out that [[FridgeLogic why couldn't she heal his blindness just so she could compel him?]] * AlwaysChaoticEvil - The Strigoi. * BackFromTheDead - One becomes shadow kissed when a spirit user revives them. Essentially what happened to [[spoiler: Rose, who died along with Lissa's parents and brother.]] ** Another variation of this is [[spoiler: spirit can bring Strigoi back from the dead. This happens with two characters. Dimitri and Mrs. Karp.]] * BackToBackBadasses - Rose and Dimitri do this regularly. * BadassLongcoat - Dimitri, lampshaded in Last Sacrifice, when [[spoiler:Rose gives Dimitri a hard time about leaving his duster behind after the Guardians invade the Mastrano house, trying to capture Rose and Dimitri]] * BaitAndSwitchComparison - This conversation between Rose and Dmitri in ''Shadow Kiss'': --> '''Rose''': Are you afraid of my possibly insane dark side coming out? --> '''Dimitri''': No, I’m afraid of your normal Rose Hathaway side coming out, the one that isn’t afraid to jump in without thinking when she believes something is right. --> '''Rose''': Is there a difference? --> '''Dimitri''': Yes. The second one scares me. * TheBeautifulElite - The Moroi, who all share the characteristic of looking like supermodels. Ironically, because being tall and slender is normal to them, they consider curvy girls and buff guys to be the ideal, which most dhampirs are. * BettyAndVeronica: Rose between Mason (Betty) and Dimitri (Veronica). Later it's Rose between Dimitri and Adrian, though which one is the Betty or Veronica depends on the situation (usually Dimitri is the Betty but [[spoiler: when he's a Strigoi he is definitely a Veronica]]). ** Lissa between Aaron (Betty) and Christian (Veronica) in the first book. * BastardBoyfriend - Christian seems he will be this, but he softens. * BattleCouple - Dimitri and Rose. * BlessedWithSuck - The shadow-kissed. They share a PsychicLink with their spirit users, which is very useful if the Shadow-kissed is a guardian, but because the nature of Spirit [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity often drives the user crazy,]] the Shadow-kissed end up absorbing all of that negative energy. Oh, and being able to see ghosts isn't as wonderful as some people make it out to be. * [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]: In the film, Lissa's cutting had been changed to [[spoiler: the effects of using Spirit]] rather than her using it to cope with her depression. * CameBackWrong: After [[spoiler: Dimitri’s recovery from being a Strigori, he]] is convinced this is the case. [[spoiler: He was wrong.]] * ComicBookTime: The entire series doesn't even cover a year. ** Including {{Bloodlines}}, the 10 books published so far cover a year and a half. * DeaderThanDead - All Strigoi. And the fact that even though they're dead, they can still be killed. Again. ** Also, [[spoiler: Dimitri]], in Blood Promise. * DeadpanSnarker - Christian. ** Rose fits this trope as well. * DeathByAdaptation: In the film, [[spoiler: Oscar the cat]]. * DeathByOriginStory: The accident that Lissa’s family [[spoiler: and Rose]] died in happens before the book starts, and causes just about everything else in every book to happen. * DeathBySex - [[spoiler:Dimitri becomes a Strigoi]] in ''Shadow Kiss'' after he and [[spoiler:Rose]] do the deed. * DefrostingIceQueen - Mia. Tatiana, kind of. * {{Dhampir}} - Ours Are Different Too. One is conceived when a Moroi has relations with a human or another dhampir. (They can't reproduce without Moroi for some reason.) They're tougher than both humans and Moroi, which is why the Moroi have fashioned them into their own personal bodyguards. * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - Ignore the context of this conversation and all the background knowledge you have of the characters for a moment and read this: --> “Why didn’t you tell me?” She cried --> “I couldn’t tell anyone,” I said. --> “You should have told me,” She repeated, “I feel like you don’t trust me.” --> “Of course I trust you.” --> “Is that why you’re sneaking off?” --> “That has nothing to do with trust,” I admitted, “It’s me...well, I didn’t want to tell you. I couldn’t bear to tell you I was leaving or explain why.” * DudeMagnet: '''Rose.''' Just Rose. * EarnYourHappyEnding - did Rose ever. However, by the time of Bloodlines things seemed to have turned a bit sour. * ElaborateUniversityHigh: St. Vladimir's. Justified in that academies like St. Vladimir's are designed to house and protect its students their whole adolescent lives. Rose, for example, was pretty much raised by the Academy. * GRatedDrug - Moroi and Strigoi release endorphins when they feed. This is treated as seriously as any other drug, however. There are three notable references to the drug-like qualities. ** Those that are 'feeders' are perfect examples. They allow the Moroi to drink from them in return for the high. Those who have been a feeder for a long time are portrayed to be very out of it, almost constantly high. ** Blood Whores are Dhampires that let Moroi feed on them. While feeders are treated with respect, Blood Whores, surprisingly, are not. [[spoiler: Rose has to deal with something similar in the first book, as when she ran away with Lissa, she would allow Lissa to feed on her.]] ** [[spoiler: When Strigoi Dimitri captures Rose, he keeps her incapacitated by feeding off of her.]] * HopelessSuitor: There are a lot of them. First there’s Mason, then Adrian, then a boy in a ‘primitive’ vampire village. * ElementalPowers - All of the Moroi specialize in one of the four elements. Well, all except for those who specialize in spirit, which people used to think was not specializing at all. * [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Everyone Looks Sexier If Russian]] - Most of the Moroi are of Eastern European origin. ** Dimitri. Just Dimitri. * FantasticRacism - Royals are better than non-royals. Moroi are better than Dhampires, and Alchemists hate them all. * FollowTheLeader - This is one of the series that cashed in from the success of Literature/{{Twilight}}. * HappinessInSlavery - The Dhampirs sacrifice their lives and livelihood for the sake of protecting moroi, and few give any of it a second thought. Non-[[IHateYouVampireDad angsty]] Dhampirs are refreshing, but this one's a bit on the other extreme. * HemoErotic * HotForStudent - Dimitri, through Rose shares his feelings. * HotForTeacher - Rose, to Dimitri. * IceQueen: Queen Tatina. She starts to become a Defrosting Ice Queen [[spoiler: but then is killed.]] * IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Strigoi Dimitri seems to settle upon this conclusion.]] * IncrediblyLamePun - ''Frostbite'' is about a bunch of vampires going to a ski resort. * IUhYouToo: [[spoiler: Dimitri’s inability to say I love you made Rose realize that he just thought of her as a conquest now that he was a Strigoi.]] It was the main reason she finally decided to get off [[spoiler: her drug-addled butt and try to kill him.]] * JailBait: Jill. She even becomes known a this within the group, much to Adrian's mother's horror. * KilledOffForReal - [[spoiler: Mason]] in ''Frostbite.'' * KissingUnderTheInfluence - Victor Dashkov gave Rose a necklace enchanted with earth, causing Rose and Dimitri to become overwhelmed by passion, which distracts them while he [[spoiler: kidnaps Lissa.]] In book 4, Lissa was drunk when she made out with Aaron, her ex-boyfriend. ** [[spoiler: When Strigoi-Dimitri has Rose, he keeps her drugged up with his [[GRatedDrug bites]]]] * LastOfHerKind - Lissa is last remaining Dragomir. [[spoiler: Or not.]] * LukeIAmYourFather - In ''Blood Promise,'' it is revealed that Rose's father is [[spoiler: Abe Mazur.]] ** Funny thing is, she doesn't find out till after she's back on the other side of the world. And then her reaction is just priceless: -->[[spoiler: “Oh God,” I said, “I’m Zmey’s daughter. Zmey Junior. Zmeyette, even.]] ** More or less happens to [[spoiler: Jill in ''LastSacrifice'' when she finds out that Eric Dragomir is her father and she's royal. Subverted in that Eric knew about her and she never meets him due to finding out after his death]]. * MayDecemberRomance - Rose is 17 and Dimitri's 24. * MentorShip - Rose and Dimitri. * MercyKill: When discussing what one would want if turned into a Strigoi, killing them could be interpreted as this, because if there was a shred of that person left, they would most likely want to be killed. Becomes a foreshadowing when [[spoiler: Rose]] has to do this to [[spoiler: Dimitri.]] * NobodyThinksItWillWork: Rose and Dimitri do eventually get together, but their concerns set out in the first book are never resolved, and are probably more pressing by the last book. * NotQuiteDead - Rose receives a letter from [[spoiler: Dimitri]] at the end of ''Blood Promise.'' * NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay - Happens twice in ''Blood Promise.'' The first time was when Rose was overpowered by two Strigoi, and the second time was when she was fighting [[spoiler: Dimitri.]] * OfficialCouple: Lissa and Christian, [[spoiler: Rose and Dimitri]]. * OurVampiresAreDifferent - For one thing, there are three species of them. The Moroi are living vampires (meaning they are born, not made) who can subsist on human food, drink blood about once or twice a day, are susceptible to sunlight, and have ElementalPowers. The Dhampir are half-Moroi, half-Dhampir (or half-Moroi, half-human), can go out in the sunlight, do not need to drink blood at all, can't have children with their own kind, and the majority of them are {{BadAss}}es. The Strigoi are pretty much your traditional vampires, with pale skin, red eyes, no reflections, and are AlwaysChaoticEvil. ** Both Moroi and Strigoi have chemicals in their saliva that [[GRatedDrug release endorphins in their victim's brain]]. * ParentalAbandonment - It's common for Dhampir's to have a DisappearedDad, but Rose's mother dumped her at St. Vladimir's when she was 2 in order to continue her guardian duties. Lissa's parents and brother died in a car crash. ** Eventually averted. [[spoiler: Both Rose's mother and father begin to take a decent part in her life by the last book. Her father more than her mother.]] * PoisonousFriend - Avery, who encouraged Lissa to drink, party, and do other sorts of reckless behavior so she could [[spoiler: get her killed, then revive her with spirit so they could be bonded.]] * PsychicLink - The shadow-kissed can enter the mind of their bond mate, but not the other way around. * RomanticFalseLead: Adrian was developed as a romantic lead almost as long as Dimitri was. Rose even convincingly seems like she’ll choose him [[spoiler: until Dimitri comes back to life again, where it's immediately obvious she prefers him over Adrian]] * RedHerring - [[spoiler: Adrian's mother was believed to be the Queen's murderer, turns out it was Tasha]]. * RoyalBlood - The Moroi from the Royal Families. * SecondLove - Christian is Lissa's. * SexyMentor - Dimitri * SinsOfOurFathers - Because his parents decided to turn Strigoi, people are extremely wary that Christian will do the same thing. * SoHappyTogether - Rose and Dimitri before the climax of ''Shadow Kiss,'' where [[spoiler: Strigoi promptly launch a massive attack on the school and Dimitri is turned.]] * SonOfAWhore: Dimitri is a minor example, since the dhampir women who end up single mothers (bloodwhores, as they're called) genuinely thought that the Moroi guys loved them. ** SpaceAmish: The Keepers live in secluded, old-fashioned areas and consider the rest of Moroi and dhampirs to be "Tainted" for accepting the modern world. * StakingTheLovedOne - Rose has to do this to [[spoiler: Dimitri]] in ''Blood Promise.'' * TheStoic: Dimitri. * SuccessionCrisis: A major plot point in ''Last Sacrifice''. * TheCallPutMeOnHold - Before everyone realized that Lissa specialized in spirit, she spent years thinking that she hadn't specialized at all when all the other kids did. * TheirFirstTime - Rose got a dose of {{Squick}} when she happened to wander into Lissa's mind as she and Christian were about to have theirs. Then in ''Shadow Kiss,'' [[spoiler: Rose and Dimitri do it in a cabin. The afterglow is promptly overshadowed by a Strigoi attack on the school in which they lose Dimitri.]] * TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler: Rose]] has one of these in the last book, for killing [[spoiler: Victor.]] ** Even before that, [[spoiler:Dimitri Angsts quite a bit about all the innocents he had killed while a Strigoi.]] [[spoiler:He]] even helps [[spoiler:Rose]] when [[spoiler:she]] has a similar experience. * ThingsGetReal: This happens a lot, but most notably in ''Frostbite.'' * TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Dimitri]] * UnluckyChildhoodFriend - Mason to Rose. Emphasis on the unlucky. * TheUnfavorite - A major source of angst for Lissa is how she was always walking in her brother's shadow. * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: In ''Last Sacrifice'' [[spoiler: no one tells Rose about their plans on the prison break. So that Rose wouldn't have tipped the guards off by acting suspicious.]] * UnwantedHarem: Rose. By the last book, she has more guys casually, or not so casually, interested in her than the rest of the characters combined. * WackyWaysideTribe - The Keepers in Last sacrifice. * WeCanRuleTogether: Considering [[spoiler: Dimitri’s high status among Strigoi he]] has this to offer to [[spoiler: Rose. It wouldn’t hurt that she would definetly be a decent Strigoi on her own, and the two of them together as Strigoi…]] ** [[spoiler: the world would be doomed. There has been fanfictions written about this.]] * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The school is mentioned to have Psi-Hounds. They are never brought up again after the first book. * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity - Spirit users. Some, like Adrian, turn to smoking and alcohol to numb its effects. Others, like Ms. Karp, turn Strigoi. Those with bond mates have it considerably better, since the other absorbs all of their negative energy. * TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: [[spoiler: Tatiana is eventually revealed to be this, being much nicer and caring than the IceQueen exterior she wore in public places]] * YourCheatingHeart: Rose has done this multiple times, but only properly gets called out on it in the last book. ----
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/VampireAcademy_350_121912_6795.jpg]] Vampire Academy is a series of Young Adult VampireFiction novels written by Richelle Mead. The story follows Rose Hathaway, a 17 year old {{Dhampir}} who is training to be the guardian to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir, a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Moroi]] princess, with whom she shares a PsychicLink. They train at the AcademyOfAdventure called Saint Vladimir's Academy for young vampire children and their bodyguards. After spending two years on the run, Lissa and Rose are brought back to the school and are forced to re-acquaint themselves with the student body. They are soon joined by a new bodyguard named Dimitri, who is assigned to Lissa in place of Rose. Despite being Young Adult novels, the books are rather accurate in their portrayal of teenagers. They cuss, drink, make out, have sex or try to. There is very little whitewashing done of the teenaged experience and the book becomes a much more satisfying read due to the realism of the portrayal. While still kept within a PG-13 definition of edgy, the works have gained a substantial adult following in addition to their intended audience. Has a spinoff series, ''{{Bloodlines}}''. [[AC: The books, in order of publication:]] * ''Vampire Academy'' (August 2007) * ''Frostbite'' (April 2008) * ''Shadow Kiss'' (November 2008) * ''Blood Promise'' (August 2009) * ''Spirit Bound'' (May 2010) * ''Last Sacrifice'' (December 2010) A [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was released in 2014. It was poorly received by critics and flopped at the box office. View the teaser trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5UmVStHXE here]] and the official trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg here]]. !!This series provides examples of: * AcademyOfAdventure: Saint Vladimir's Academy. * ActionGirl: Rose and her mother. ** Any dhampir girl, really. *** Or rather any female ''guardian''. *** Or any of the female Keepers * AdaptationDyeJob: In the Book, Natalie has Black hair, In the Film, It's Brown. * AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the film, Lissa is tortured by an blind user to prevent her from using compulsion on him. however, this [[http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2014/03/twilight-goes-to-hogwarts-for.html review]] points out that [[FridgeLogic why couldn't she heal his blindness just so she could compel him?]] * AlwaysChaoticEvil - The Strigoi. * BackFromTheDead - One becomes shadow kissed when a spirit user revives them. Essentially what happened to [[spoiler: Rose, who died along with Lissa's parents and brother.]] ** Another variation of this is [[spoiler: spirit can bring Strigoi back from the dead. This happens with two characters. Dimitri and Mrs. Karp.]] * BackToBackBadasses - Rose and Dimitri do this regularly. * BadassLongcoat - Dimitri, lampshaded in Last Sacrifice, when [[spoiler:Rose gives Dimitri a hard time about leaving his duster behind after the Guardians invade the Mastrano house, trying to capture Rose and Dimitri]] * BaitAndSwitchComparison - This conversation between Rose and Dmitri in ''Shadow Kiss'': --> '''Rose''': Are you afraid of my possibly insane dark side coming out? --> '''Dimitri''': No, I’m afraid of your normal Rose Hathaway side coming out, the one that isn’t afraid to jump in without thinking when she believes something is right. --> '''Rose''': Is there a difference? --> '''Dimitri''': Yes. The second one scares me. * TheBeautifulElite - The Moroi, who all share the characteristic of looking like supermodels. Ironically, because being tall and slender is normal to them, they consider curvy girls and buff guys to be the ideal, which most dhampirs are. * BettyAndVeronica: Rose between Mason (Betty) and Dimitri (Veronica). Later it's Rose between Dimitri and Adrian, though which one is the Betty or Veronica depends on the situation (usually Dimitri is the Betty but [[spoiler: when he's a Strigoi he is definitely a Veronica]]). ** Lissa between Aaron (Betty) and Christian (Veronica) in the first book. * BastardBoyfriend - Christian seems he will be this, but he softens. * BattleCouple - Dimitri and Rose. * BlessedWithSuck - The shadow-kissed. They share a PsychicLink with their spirit users, which is very useful if the Shadow-kissed is a guardian, but because the nature of Spirit [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity often drives the user crazy,]] the Shadow-kissed end up absorbing all of that negative energy. Oh, and being able to see ghosts isn't as wonderful as some people make it out to be. * [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]: In the film, Lissa's cutting had been changed to [[spoiler: the effects of using Spirit]] rather than her using it to cope with her depression. * CameBackWrong: After [[spoiler: Dimitri’s recovery from being a Strigori, he]] is convinced this is the case. [[spoiler: He was wrong.]] * ComicBookTime: The entire series doesn't even cover a year. ** Including {{Bloodlines}}, the 10 books published so far cover a year and a half. * DeaderThanDead - All Strigoi. And the fact that even though they're dead, they can still be killed. Again. ** Also, [[spoiler: Dimitri]], in Blood Promise. * DeadpanSnarker - Christian. ** Rose fits this trope as well. * DeathByAdaptation: In the film, [[spoiler: Oscar the cat]]. * DeathByOriginStory: The accident that Lissa’s family [[spoiler: and Rose]] died in happens before the book starts, and causes just about everything else in every book to happen. * DeathBySex - [[spoiler:Dimitri becomes a Strigoi]] in ''Shadow Kiss'' after he and [[spoiler:Rose]] do the deed. * DefrostingIceQueen - Mia. Tatiana, kind of. * {{Dhampir}} - Ours Are Different Too. One is conceived when a Moroi has relations with a human or another dhampir. (They can't reproduce without Moroi for some reason.) They're tougher than both humans and Moroi, which is why the Moroi have fashioned them into their own personal bodyguards. * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - Ignore the context of this conversation and all the background knowledge you have of the characters for a moment and read this: --> “Why didn’t you tell me?” She cried --> “I couldn’t tell anyone,” I said. --> “You should have told me,” She repeated, “I feel like you don’t trust me.” --> “Of course I trust you.” --> “Is that why you’re sneaking off?” --> “That has nothing to do with trust,” I admitted, “It’s me...well, I didn’t want to tell you. I couldn’t bear to tell you I was leaving or explain why.” * DudeMagnet: '''Rose.''' Just Rose. * EarnYourHappyEnding - did Rose ever. However, by the time of Bloodlines things seemed to have turned a bit sour. * ElaborateUniversityHigh: St. Vladimir's. Justified in that academies like St. Vladimir's are designed to house and protect its students their whole adolescent lives. Rose, for example, was pretty much raised by the Academy. * GRatedDrug - Moroi and Strigoi release endorphins when they feed. This is treated as seriously as any other drug, however. There are three notable references to the drug-like qualities. ** Those that are 'feeders' are perfect examples. They allow the Moroi to drink from them in return for the high. Those who have been a feeder for a long time are portrayed to be very out of it, almost constantly high. ** Blood Whores are Dhampires that let Moroi feed on them. While feeders are treated with respect, Blood Whores, surprisingly, are not. [[spoiler: Rose has to deal with something similar in the first book, as when she ran away with Lissa, she would allow Lissa to feed on her.]] ** [[spoiler: When Strigoi Dimitri captures Rose, he keeps her incapacitated by feeding off of her.]] * HopelessSuitor: There are a lot of them. First there’s Mason, then Adrian, then a boy in a ‘primitive’ vampire village. * ElementalPowers - All of the Moroi specialize in one of the four elements. Well, all except for those who specialize in spirit, which people used to think was not specializing at all. * [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Everyone Looks Sexier If Russian]] - Most of the Moroi are of Eastern European origin. ** Dimitri. Just Dimitri. * FantasticRacism - Royals are better than non-royals. Moroi are better than Dhampires, and Alchemists hate them all. * FollowTheLeader - This is one of the series that cashed in from the success of Literature/{{Twilight}}. * HappinessInSlavery - The Dhampirs sacrifice their lives and livelihood for the sake of protecting moroi, and few give any of it a second thought. Non-[[IHateYouVampireDad angsty]] Dhampirs are refreshing, but this one's a bit on the other extreme. * HemoErotic * HotForStudent - Dimitri, through Rose shares his feelings. * HotForTeacher - Rose, to Dimitri. * IceQueen: Queen Tatina. She starts to become a Defrosting Ice Queen [[spoiler: but then is killed.]] * IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: Strigoi Dimitri seems to settle upon this conclusion.]] * IncrediblyLamePun - ''Frostbite'' is about a bunch of vampires going to a ski resort. * IUhYouToo: [[spoiler: Dimitri’s inability to say I love you made Rose realize that he just thought of her as a conquest now that he was a Strigoi.]] It was the main reason she finally decided to get off [[spoiler: her drug-addled butt and try to kill him.]] * JailBait: Jill. She even becomes known a this within the group, much to Adrian's mother's horror. * KilledOffForReal - [[spoiler: Mason]] in ''Frostbite.'' * KissingUnderTheInfluence - Victor Dashkov gave Rose a necklace enchanted with earth, causing Rose and Dimitri to become overwhelmed by passion, which distracts them while he [[spoiler: kidnaps Lissa.]] In book 4, Lissa was drunk when she made out with Aaron, her ex-boyfriend. ** [[spoiler: When Strigoi-Dimitri has Rose, he keeps her drugged up with his [[GRatedDrug bites]]]] * LastOfHerKind - Lissa is last remaining Dragomir. [[spoiler: Or not.]] * LukeIAmYourFather - In ''Blood Promise,'' it is revealed that Rose's father is [[spoiler: Abe Mazur.]] ** Funny thing is, she doesn't find out till after she's back on the other side of the world. And then her reaction is just priceless: -->[[spoiler: “Oh God,” I said, “I’m Zmey’s daughter. Zmey Junior. Zmeyette, even.]] ** More or less happens to [[spoiler: Jill in ''LastSacrifice'' when she finds out that Eric Dragomir is her father and she's royal. Subverted in that Eric knew about her and she never meets him due to finding out after his death]]. * MayDecemberRomance - Rose is 17 and Dimitri's 24. * MentorShip - Rose and Dimitri. * MercyKill: When discussing what one would want if turned into a Strigoi, killing them could be interpreted as this, because if there was a shred of that person left, they would most likely want to be killed. Becomes a foreshadowing when [[spoiler: Rose]] has to do this to [[spoiler: Dimitri.]] * NobodyThinksItWillWork: Rose and Dimitri do eventually get together, but their concerns set out in the first book are never resolved, and are probably more pressing by the last book. * NotQuiteDead - Rose receives a letter from [[spoiler: Dimitri]] at the end of ''Blood Promise.'' * NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay - Happens twice in ''Blood Promise.'' The first time was when Rose was overpowered by two Strigoi, and the second time was when she was fighting [[spoiler: Dimitri.]] * OfficialCouple: Lissa and Christian, [[spoiler: Rose and Dimitri]]. * OurVampiresAreDifferent - For one thing, there are three species of them. The Moroi are living vampires (meaning they are born, not made) who can subsist on human food, drink blood about once or twice a day, are susceptible to sunlight, and have ElementalPowers. The Dhampir are half-Moroi, half-Dhampir (or half-Moroi, half-human), can go out in the sunlight, do not need to drink blood at all, can't have children with their own kind, and the majority of them are {{BadAss}}es. The Strigoi are pretty much your traditional vampires, with pale skin, red eyes, no reflections, and are AlwaysChaoticEvil. ** Both Moroi and Strigoi have chemicals in their saliva that [[GRatedDrug release endorphins in their victim's brain]]. * ParentalAbandonment - It's common for Dhampir's to have a DisappearedDad, but Rose's mother dumped her at St. Vladimir's when she was 2 in order to continue her guardian duties. Lissa's parents and brother died in a car crash. ** Eventually averted. [[spoiler: Both Rose's mother and father begin to take a decent part in her life by the last book. Her father more than her mother.]] * PoisonousFriend - Avery, who encouraged Lissa to drink, party, and do other sorts of reckless behavior so she could [[spoiler: get her killed, then revive her with spirit so they could be bonded.]] * PsychicLink - The shadow-kissed can enter the mind of their bond mate, but not the other way around. * RomanticFalseLead: Adrian was developed as a romantic lead almost as long as Dimitri was. Rose even convincingly seems like she’ll choose him [[spoiler: until Dimitri comes back to life again, where it's immediately obvious she prefers him over Adrian]] * RedHerring - [[spoiler: Adrian's mother was believed to be the Queen's murderer, turns out it was Tasha]]. * RoyalBlood - The Moroi from the Royal Families. * SecondLove - Christian is Lissa's. * SexyMentor - Dimitri * SinsOfOurFathers - Because his parents decided to turn Strigoi, people are extremely wary that Christian will do the same thing. * SoHappyTogether - Rose and Dimitri before the climax of ''Shadow Kiss,'' where [[spoiler: Strigoi promptly launch a massive attack on the school and Dimitri is turned.]] * SonOfAWhore: Dimitri is a minor example, since the dhampir women who end up single mothers (bloodwhores, as they're called) genuinely thought that the Moroi guys loved them. ** SpaceAmish: The Keepers live in secluded, old-fashioned areas and consider the rest of Moroi and dhampirs to be "Tainted" for accepting the modern world. * StakingTheLovedOne - Rose has to do this to [[spoiler: Dimitri]] in ''Blood Promise.'' * TheStoic: Dimitri. * SuccessionCrisis: A major plot point in ''Last Sacrifice''. * TheCallPutMeOnHold - Before everyone realized that Lissa specialized in spirit, she spent years thinking that she hadn't specialized at all when all the other kids did. * TheirFirstTime - Rose got a dose of {{Squick}} when she happened to wander into Lissa's mind as she and Christian were about to have theirs. Then in ''Shadow Kiss,'' [[spoiler: Rose and Dimitri do it in a cabin. The afterglow is promptly overshadowed by a Strigoi attack on the school in which they lose Dimitri.]] * TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler: Rose]] has one of these in the last book, for killing [[spoiler: Victor.]] ** Even before that, [[spoiler:Dimitri Angsts quite a bit about all the innocents he had killed while a Strigoi.]] [[spoiler:He]] even helps [[spoiler:Rose]] when [[spoiler:she]] has a similar experience. * ThingsGetReal: This happens a lot, but most notably in ''Frostbite.'' * TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Dimitri]] * UnluckyChildhoodFriend - Mason to Rose. Emphasis on the unlucky. * TheUnfavorite - A major source of angst for Lissa is how she was always walking in her brother's shadow. * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: In ''Last Sacrifice'' [[spoiler: no one tells Rose about their plans on the prison break. So that Rose wouldn't have tipped the guards off by acting suspicious.]] * UnwantedHarem: Rose. By the last book, she has more guys casually, or not so casually, interested in her than the rest of the characters combined. * WackyWaysideTribe - The Keepers in Last sacrifice. * WeCanRuleTogether: Considering [[spoiler: Dimitri’s high status among Strigoi he]] has this to offer to [[spoiler: Rose. It wouldn’t hurt that she would definetly be a decent Strigoi on her own, and the two of them together as Strigoi…]] ** [[spoiler: the world would be doomed. There has been fanfictions written about this.]] * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The school is mentioned to have Psi-Hounds. They are never brought up again after the first book. * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity - Spirit users. Some, like Adrian, turn to smoking and alcohol to numb its effects. Others, like Ms. Karp, turn Strigoi. Those with bond mates have it considerably better, since the other absorbs all of their negative energy. * TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: [[spoiler: Tatiana is eventually revealed to be this, being much nicer and caring than the IceQueen exterior she wore in public places]] * YourCheatingHeart: Rose has done this multiple times, but only properly gets called out on it in the last book. ----[[redirect:Literature/VampireAcademy]]
20th Mar '14 6:14:01 PM Dancedom
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A [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] is scheduled for release in 2014. View the teaser trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5UmVStHXE here]] and the official trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg here]].
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A [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] is scheduled for release was released in 2014.2014. It was poorly received by critics and flopped at the box office. View the teaser trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5UmVStHXE here]] and the official trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg here]].
19th Mar '14 5:41:30 PM Dark_Krystals
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the film, Lissa is tortured by an blind user to prevent her from using compulsion on him. however, this [[http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2014/03/twilight-goes-to-hogwarts-for.html review]] points out that [[FridgeLogic why couldn't she heal his blindness just so she could compel him?]]
12th Mar '14 6:55:50 PM Dark_Krystals
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* AdaptationDyeJob: In the Book, Natalie has Black hair, In the Film, It's Brown.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: In the Book, Natalie has Black hair, In the Film, It's Brown.
12th Mar '14 6:50:09 PM Dark_Krystals
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A [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] entitled ''Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters'' is scheduled for release in 2014. View the teaser trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5UmVStHXE here]] and the official trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg here]].
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A [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] entitled ''Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters'' is scheduled for release in 2014. View the teaser trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5UmVStHXE here]] and the official trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg here]].

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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]]: In the film, Lissa's cutting had been changed to [[spoiler: the effects of using Spirit]] rather than her using it to cope with her depression.
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* TheBeautifulElite - The Moroi, who all share the characteristic of looking like supermodels.
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* TheBeautifulElite - The Moroi, who all share the characteristic of looking like supermodels. Ironically, because being tall and slender is normal to them, they consider curvy girls and buff guys to be the ideal, which most dhampirs are.
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* CameBackWrong: After [[spoiler: Dimitri’s recovery from being a Strigori, he]] is convinced this is the case. ** [[spoiler: He was wrong.]]
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* CameBackWrong: After [[spoiler: Dimitri’s recovery from being a Strigori, he]] is convinced this is the case. \n** [[spoiler: He was wrong.]]

* EarnYourHappyEnding - did Rose ever. ** Actually, from the little tibits that we hear of her and the original cast in Bloodlines, it seems that things aren't exactly smooth sailing for her now either.
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* EarnYourHappyEnding - did Rose ever. ** Actually, from ever. However, by the little tibits that we hear time of her and the original cast in Bloodlines, it seems that Bloodlines things aren't exactly smooth sailing for her now either.seemed to have turned a bit sour.

* FollowTheLeader - This is one of the series that cashed in from the success of Literature/{{Twilight}}. To be fair, the idea of a YA vampire novel came from Richelle Mead's editor. ** To be fair the series is nothing like Twilight.
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* FollowTheLeader - This is one of the series that cashed in from the success of Literature/{{Twilight}}. To be fair, the idea of a YA vampire novel came from Richelle Mead's editor.\n** To be fair the series is nothing like Twilight.

** Which brings about UnfortunateImplications...[[spoiler: PsychoLesbians?]]

* RoyalBlood - The Moroi. ** Not all moroi, only those from the Royal Families.
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* RoyalBlood - The Moroi. ** Not all moroi, only those Moroi from the Royal Families.

* SonOfAWhore: Dimitri ** Not really. It's said that, mostly, the dhampir women who end up single mothers (bloodwhores, as they're called) genuinely thought that the Moroi guys loved them.
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* SonOfAWhore: Dimitri ** Not really. It's said that, mostly, Dimitri is a minor example, since the dhampir women who end up single mothers (bloodwhores, as they're called) genuinely thought that the Moroi guys loved them.
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