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5th Jul '16 8:48:49 PM ProfessorDetective
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* Granny Weatherwax in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' is a truely epic subversion. After getting bitten by a bunch of Vampires with the express purpose of turning her into a vampire as well - making her a slave to the vampires having "sired" her - she goes through the usual trappings: Making a stressful journey in order to find the vampires responsible, organizing weapons (or rather: friends with weapons), and nearly dying several times while fighting the effect of the turnings. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:not only was she fighting off the turning the whole time, she was also "borrowing" (a form of passive possession) her own blood in order to make the vampires who drank from her crave tea and sweet bisquits, or, in her own words: "I ain't been vampired. You've been Weatherwaxed!"]]

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* Granny Weatherwax in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' is a truely truly epic subversion. After getting bitten by a bunch of Vampires with the express purpose of turning her into a vampire as well - making her a slave to the vampires having "sired" her - she goes through the usual trappings: Making a stressful journey in order to find the vampires responsible, organizing weapons (or rather: friends with weapons), and nearly dying several times while fighting the effect of the turnings. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:not only was she fighting off the turning the whole time, she was also "borrowing" (a form of passive possession) her own blood in order to make the vampires who drank from her crave tea and sweet bisquits, biscuits, or, in her own words: "I ain't been vampired. You've been Weatherwaxed!"]]
5th Jul '16 8:48:09 PM ProfessorDetective
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' novel ''Vampire of the Mists'', Jander Sunstar was desperate to find a cure for his vampirism once he finally managed to become free to seek that cure. He was [[HeroicBSOD heartbroken]] to learn that there was no cure other than true death (and possibly not even then).\\
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Moreover, his specific background makes this [[BlackComedy grimly hilarious]]: until the mists took him, as a Gold Elf back on [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Faerun]], he was very close to the cure for undeath for all of those centuries. He didn't even know about its existence mainly because the elves treat [[TooMuchForManToHandle High Magic]] as the greatest secret of Multiverse even when they ''know'' it's an OpenSecret to the present company, and he was just a young adventurer hanging out with humans at the time.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' novel ''Vampire of the Mists'', Jander Sunstar was desperate to find a cure for his vampirism once he finally managed to become free to seek that cure. He was [[HeroicBSOD heartbroken]] to learn that there was no cure other than true death (and possibly not even then).\\
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Moreover, his specific background makes this [[BlackComedy grimly hilarious]]: until the mists took him, as a Gold Elf back on [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Faerun]], he was very close to the cure for undeath for all of those centuries. He didn't even know about its existence mainly because the elves treat [[TooMuchForManToHandle High Magic]] as the greatest secret of Multiverse even when they ''know'' it's an OpenSecret to the present company, and he was just a young adventurer hanging out with humans at the time.
8th Jun '16 11:30:40 PM jormis29
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* Nick from ''The Forsaken''. It is heavily implied in the movie that ''all'' [[WhoYouGonnaCall vampire hunters]] have always mostly consisted of people who have been bitten. The rules of vampirism state that [[NoOntologicalInertia all potential vampires are freed from their curse if the "head vampire" who originated that strain is killed]] (an idea mocked in the ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' video game).

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* Nick from ''The Forsaken''.''Film/TheForsaken''. It is heavily implied in the movie that ''all'' [[WhoYouGonnaCall vampire hunters]] have always mostly consisted of people who have been bitten. The rules of vampirism state that [[NoOntologicalInertia all potential vampires are freed from their curse if the "head vampire" who originated that strain is killed]] (an idea mocked in the ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' video game).



* The eighties show ''Werewolf'' was built around this premise.

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* The eighties show ''Werewolf'' ''Series/{{Werewolf}}'' was built around this premise.
11th May '16 12:43:54 AM Nylsa
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* Nick from ''Film/TheForsaken''. It is heavily implied in the movie that ''all'' [[WhoYouGonnaCall vampire hunters]] have always mostly consisted of people who have been bitten. The rules of vampirism state that [[NoOntologicalInertia all potential vampires are freed from their curse if the "head vampire" who originated that strain is killed]] (an idea mocked in the ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' video game).

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* Nick from ''Film/TheForsaken''.''The Forsaken''. It is heavily implied in the movie that ''all'' [[WhoYouGonnaCall vampire hunters]] have always mostly consisted of people who have been bitten. The rules of vampirism state that [[NoOntologicalInertia all potential vampires are freed from their curse if the "head vampire" who originated that strain is killed]] (an idea mocked in the ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' video game).



* In ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', Ginger is given a prophecy that she will need to kill the infected child that bit her to avoid becoming a werewolf herself. In a subversion [[spoiler:the prophecy meant that she should kill the child "before" he bit her]].

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* In ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', Ginger is given a prophecy that saying she will need to kill the infected child that bit her to avoid becoming a werewolf herself. In a subversion subversion, [[spoiler:the prophecy meant that she should kill the child "before" he bit her]].



* Rayne from the first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film gets bitten early on. She spends the rest of the time kicking ass to get everyone out and able to administer the cure to her. [[spoiler: Too bad they're too late]].

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* Rayne from the first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film gets bitten early on. She spends the rest of the time kicking ass to get everyone out and be able to administer the cure to her. [[spoiler: Too bad they're too late]].



* The ''Literature/GoodGhouls'' series -- the main character gets turned into a vampire and finds out the only way to get turned back is to kill her own maker. Several problems: firstly, it has to be ''her'' who kills her maker; secondly, any vampire higher up the chain, including her maker, is immune to any frontal attack from a lower-ranking vampire, so she has to be sneaky; and thirdly, she doesn't even know who turned her. In the end [[spoiler: she finds out who did it, but someone else kills him for something unrelated, so she's stuck as a vampire]].

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* The ''Literature/GoodGhouls'' ''Good Ghouls'' series -- the main character gets turned into a vampire and finds out the only way to get turned back is to kill her own maker. Several problems: firstly, it has to be ''her'' who kills her maker; secondly, any vampire higher up the chain, including her maker, is immune to any frontal attack from a lower-ranking vampire, so she has to be sneaky; and thirdly, she doesn't even know who turned her. In the end end, [[spoiler: she finds out who did it, but someone else kills him for something unrelated, so she's stuck as a vampire]].



* Kostya in the ''Literature/{{Nightwatch}}'' series is [[spoiler: the only vampire to achieve "High Vampire" status without killing someone for blood]]. He became a biologist to prevent his vampirism from turning him into a monster. By the third book, he even [[spoiler: tries to turn every human being on the planet into Others]] just so he could be normal. [[spoiler: He fails]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' novel ''Literature/VampireOfTheMists'', Jander Sunstar was desperate to find a cure for his vampirism once he finally managed to become free to seek that cure; he was [[HeroicBSOD heartbroken]] to learn that there was no cure other than true death (and possibly not even then).\\

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* Kostya in the ''Literature/{{Nightwatch}}'' series is [[spoiler: the only vampire to achieve "High Vampire" status without killing someone for blood]]. He became a biologist to prevent his vampirism from turning him into a monster. By the third book, he even [[spoiler: tries to turn every human being on the planet into Others]] just so he could be normal. [[spoiler: He fails]]
fails]].
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' novel ''Literature/VampireOfTheMists'', ''Vampire of the Mists'', Jander Sunstar was desperate to find a cure for his vampirism once he finally managed to become free to seek that cure; he cure. He was [[HeroicBSOD heartbroken]] to learn that there was no cure other than true death (and possibly not even then).\\



Moreover, his specific background makes this [[BlackComedy grimly hilarious]]: until mists took him, as a Gold Elf back on [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Faerun]] he was very close to the cure for undeath all those centuries. He didn't know it even exists mainly because the elves treat [[TooMuchForManToHandle High Magic]] as the greatest secret of Multiverse even when they ''know'' it's an OpenSecret to the present company, and he was just a young adventurer hanging out with humans.

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Moreover, his specific background makes this [[BlackComedy grimly hilarious]]: until the mists took him, as a Gold Elf back on [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Faerun]] Faerun]], he was very close to the cure for undeath for all of those centuries. He didn't even know it even exists about its existence mainly because the elves treat [[TooMuchForManToHandle High Magic]] as the greatest secret of Multiverse even when they ''know'' it's an OpenSecret to the present company, and he was just a young adventurer hanging out with humans.humans at the time.



* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' it's pointed out to our hero that he must do this out of necessity. Even if you're a fighter against evil, you can't afford to isolate yourself from the people you're trying to protect as you'll eventually stop caring and revert to the monster. Angel thus gathers his RagtagBunchOfMisfits so he'll have some FireForgedFriends keeping him grounded.

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* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ''Series/{{Angel}}'', it's pointed out to our hero that he must do this out of necessity. Even if you're a fighter against evil, you can't afford to isolate yourself from the people you're trying to protect as you'll eventually stop caring and revert back to the a monster. Angel thus gathers his RagtagBunchOfMisfits so he'll have some FireForgedFriends keeping him grounded.



* This becomes an optional quest in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': if the hero becomes a vampire. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' it is offered by a vampire hunter who give you a choice instead of killing you (you can also drink the potion a witch conven ask you to transport). In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it is given by reading a book about a cured vampire and doing a favor for Molag Bal, the "patron" daedra of vampires. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' it involves collecting a long list of ingredients to make a potion. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' it involves trapping a human soul in a Black Soul Gem and giving it to a sorcerer, who sacrifices the soul to Oblivion as payment for your vampirism to be lifted.

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* This becomes an optional quest in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' if the hero becomes a vampire. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' Daggerfall]]'', it is offered by a vampire hunter who give you a choice instead of killing you (you can also drink the potion a witch conven ask coven asks you to transport). In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it is given by reading a book about a cured vampire and doing a favor for Molag Bal, the "patron" daedra of vampires. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' Oblivion]]'', it involves collecting a long list of ingredients to make a potion. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'', it involves trapping a human soul in a Black Soul Gem and giving it to a sorcerer, who sacrifices the soul to Oblivion as payment for your vampirism to be lifted.
20th Jan '16 2:44:11 PM margdean56
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The oldest vampire movie/character plot in the book: the protagonist is infected with TheVirus and undergoes the ViralTransformation into a vampire or some other monstrous entity like a [[WolfMan werewolf]] or zombie. They have only a short time until the {{curse}}s of the FaceMonsterTurn asserts itself and the overwhelming thirst to [[ImAHumanitarian eat, drink and transform their fellow man]] is all they know.

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The oldest vampire movie/character plot in the book: the protagonist is infected with TheVirus and undergoes the ViralTransformation into a vampire or some other monstrous entity like a [[WolfMan werewolf]] or zombie. They have only a short time until the {{curse}}s {{curse}} of the FaceMonsterTurn asserts itself and the overwhelming thirst to [[ImAHumanitarian eat, drink and transform their fellow man]] is all they know.
17th Dec '15 5:59:28 PM TheGlarfen
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has a rather unique version of this. [[spoiler: After having been contaminated with the Joker's infected blood in the previous game, Batman's mind is slowly starting to be taken over by the Joker. He has four other infected patients locked up in a satellite Batcave, one of whom is showing no signs of any Joker-like symptoms, and is being used to develop a cure. Throughout the game, visions of the Joker taunt you at every possible moment, and at several moments (especially when Batman gets exposed to Scarecrow's fear toxin), Batman loses control, and the "Joker" part of Batman's mind actually manages to take over.]]
17th Oct '15 5:56:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Hannibal King in the MarvelUniverse.

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* There are a few in the MarvelUniverse, including current vampire hunter Hannibal King and deceased hunter Rachael van Helsing (indeed, being converted can be a frequent job hazard for a vampire hunter in Marvel, or in King's case, what drives one to such a calling). ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} is the MarvelUniverse.most recent example of the Trope, although {{Wolverine}}, Emma Frost, and Cyclops have not given up on the possibility that she can be cured.
8th May '15 11:24:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', our hero finds a cure for vampirism, but it won't work on Dracula himself -- just those he's turned.
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* The Star/Laddie subplot of ''TheLostBoys''. "YOU TRIED TO MAKE ME A KILLER!"

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* The Star/Laddie subplot of ''TheLostBoys''.''Film/TheLostBoys''. "YOU TRIED TO MAKE ME A KILLER!"



* ''[[Film/{{Cursed 2005}} Cursed]]'' is the [[WolfMan werewolf]] version of this trope.

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* ''[[Film/{{Cursed 2005}} Cursed]]'' ''Film/{{Cursed 2005}}'' is the [[WolfMan werewolf]] version of this trope.



* In ''GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', Ginger is given a prophecy that she will need to kill the infected child that bit her to avoid becoming a werewolf herself. In a subversion [[spoiler:the prophecy meant that she should kill the child "before" he bit her]].
* ''ReturnOfTheLivingDeadIII'' featured the heroine finding new and interesting ways to cause physical pain to keep from succumbing to her desire to eat folk.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', our hero finds a cure for vampirism, but it won't work on Dracula himself -- just those he's turned.

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* In ''GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', Ginger is given a prophecy that she will need to kill the infected child that bit her to avoid becoming a werewolf herself. In a subversion [[spoiler:the prophecy meant that she should kill the child "before" he bit her]].
* ''ReturnOfTheLivingDeadIII'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead3'' featured the heroine finding new and interesting ways to cause physical pain to keep from succumbing to her desire to eat folk.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', our hero finds a cure for vampirism, but it won't work on Dracula himself -- just those he's turned.
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* Darren of ''CirqueDuFreak''.

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* Darren of ''CirqueDuFreak''.''Literature/CirqueDuFreak''.



* Granny Weatherwax in CarpeJugulum is a truely epic subversion. After getting bitten by a bunch of Vampires with the express purpose of turning her into a vampire as well - making her a slave to the vampires having "sired" her - she goes through the usual trappings: Making a stressful journey in order to find the vampires responsible, organizing weapons (or rather: friends with weapons), and nearly dying several times while fighting the effect of the turnings. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:not only was she fighting off the turning the whole time, she was also "borrowing" (a form of passive possession) her own blood in order to make the vampires who drank from her crave tea and sweet bisquits, or, in her own words: "I ain't been vampired. You've been Weatherwaxed!"]]

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* Granny Weatherwax in CarpeJugulum ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' is a truely epic subversion. After getting bitten by a bunch of Vampires with the express purpose of turning her into a vampire as well - making her a slave to the vampires having "sired" her - she goes through the usual trappings: Making a stressful journey in order to find the vampires responsible, organizing weapons (or rather: friends with weapons), and nearly dying several times while fighting the effect of the turnings. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:not only was she fighting off the turning the whole time, she was also "borrowing" (a form of passive possession) her own blood in order to make the vampires who drank from her crave tea and sweet bisquits, or, in her own words: "I ain't been vampired. You've been Weatherwaxed!"]]



* One of the paths in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' involves Shiki being increasingly possessed by an ancient vampire sorcerer, gaining the usual powers and bloodlust as his will rapidly erodes, and having to defend himself against his former companions. At first he holds out for a solution from the Church, but when that doesn't pan out he [[spoiler: [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer resorts to his solution to everything else]]--turning his [[MagicalEye Mystic Eyes of Death Perception]] on and stabbing ''himself'' in an attempt to 'kill' the vampire's soul]].
** Also from the ''Tsukihime'' universe, Sion Eltnam Atlasia is entirely based on this. She even goes as far as to create an alchemical substitute for blood to deal with her cravings as a temporary measure. (It works, but only because of the extenuating circumstances.)

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'':
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One of the paths in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' involves Shiki being increasingly possessed by an ancient vampire sorcerer, gaining the usual powers and bloodlust as his will rapidly erodes, and having to defend himself against his former companions. At first he holds out for a solution from the Church, but when that doesn't pan out he [[spoiler: [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer resorts to his solution to everything else]]--turning his [[MagicalEye Mystic Eyes of Death Perception]] on and stabbing ''himself'' in an attempt to 'kill' the vampire's soul]].
** Also from the ''Tsukihime'' universe, Sion Eltnam Atlasia is entirely based on this. She even goes as far as to create an alchemical substitute for blood to deal with her cravings as a temporary measure. (It works, but only because of the extenuating circumstances.)



* As does the plot of ''NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer'', at least for a good-aligned character.
* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' features a "thin-blood" down by the beach who's desperately trying to find a way out of his new condition. You can either a) let him down easy and tell him that he can at least try to go on (un)living, or b) bilk him for all he's worth by selling him a "stake of pure rosewood" he can use to kill the "head vampire" or some vampirism-curing "unicorn blood." Or both.

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* As does the plot of ''NeverwinterNights2: ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer'', at least for a good-aligned character.
* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' features a "thin-blood" down by the beach who's desperately trying to find a way out of his new condition. You can either a) let him down easy and tell him that he can at least try to go on (un)living, or b) bilk him for all he's worth by selling him a "stake of pure rosewood" he can use to kill the "head vampire" or some vampirism-curing "unicorn blood." Or both.
1st May '15 1:26:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Rise: Blood Hunter'': Though Sadie is very determined to get revenge for her unwilling (and unplanned) vampirisation on the bloodsuckers of L.A., she slips when it comes to feeding on a poor schlub offering her a lift.

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* ''Rise: Blood Hunter'': ''Film/RiseBloodHunter'': Though Sadie is very determined to get revenge for her unwilling (and unplanned) vampirisation on the bloodsuckers of L.A., she slips when it comes to feeding on a poor schlub offering her a lift.



* The first ''{{Blade}}'' movie had the vampire antidote for the GirlOfTheWeek. Interestingly, it seems this cure sticks around, and at least two more characters get cured of vampirism in the sequels.
** However, it can't cure the eponymous character of vampirism without taking away his nifty powers (he just uses a serum to suppress his vampiric bloodlust), nor can it cure anybody who was born a vampire. It can only cure vampirism if one contracts it via a bite.

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* The first ''{{Blade}}'' ''Film/{{Blade}}'' movie had the vampire antidote for the GirlOfTheWeek. Interestingly, it seems this cure sticks around, and at least two more characters get cured of vampirism in the sequels.
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sequels. However, it can't cure the eponymous character of vampirism without taking away his nifty powers (he just uses a serum to suppress his vampiric bloodlust), nor can it cure anybody who was born a vampire. It can only cure vampirism if one contracts it via a bite.



* Nick from ''TheForsaken''. It is heavily implied in the movie that ''all'' [[WhoYouGonnaCall vampire hunters]] have always mostly consisted of people who have been bitten. The rules of vampirism state that [[NoOntologicalInertia all potential vampires are freed from their curse if the "head vampire" who originated that strain is killed]] (an idea mocked in the ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' video game).

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* Nick from ''TheForsaken''.''Film/TheForsaken''. It is heavily implied in the movie that ''all'' [[WhoYouGonnaCall vampire hunters]] have always mostly consisted of people who have been bitten. The rules of vampirism state that [[NoOntologicalInertia all potential vampires are freed from their curse if the "head vampire" who originated that strain is killed]] (an idea mocked in the ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' video game).



* In ''TheBatmanVsDracula'', our hero finds a cure for vampirism, but it won't work on Dracula himself -- just those he's turned.

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* In ''TheBatmanVsDracula'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', our hero finds a cure for vampirism, but it won't work on Dracula himself -- just those he's turned.
2nd Apr '15 3:09:17 PM GermanTroper
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* Granny Weatherwax in CarpeJugulum is a truely epic subversion. After getting bitten by a bunch of Vampires with the express purpose of turning her into a vampire as well - making her a slave to the vampires having "sired" her - she goes through the usual trappings: Making a stressful journey in order to find the vampires responsible, organizing weapons (or rather: friends with weapons), and nearly dying several times while fighting the effect of the turnings. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:not only was she fighting off the turning the whole time, she was also "borrowing" (a form of passive possession) her own blood in order to make the vampires who drank from her crave tea and sweet bisquits, or, in her own words: "I ain't been vampired. You've been Weatherwaxed!"]]
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