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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!"]]
26th Jan '15 2:45:14 AM Odon
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* 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.
31st Oct '14 1:34:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheFly'' (the remake) has doctor Brundle try to reverse the onset of the creature he's becoming. [[FateWorseThanDeath He fails]].
** The sequel with his son does get to stay human though. Albeit by dumping the fly genes into the CorruptCorporateExecutive, making him [[FateWorseThanDeath a mutant slug]], [[LaserGuidedKarma kept alive for study in a dark pit]].

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* ''Film/TheFly'' (the remake) ''Film/TheFly1986'' has doctor Brundle try to reverse the onset of the creature he's becoming. [[FateWorseThanDeath He fails]].
** * The 1989 sequel ''Film/TheFlyII'' with his Brundle's son Martin does get to stay human though. Albeit by dumping the fly genes into the CorruptCorporateExecutive, making him [[FateWorseThanDeath a mutant slug]], [[LaserGuidedKarma kept alive for study in a dark pit]].
2nd Sep '14 9:00:18 PM Willbyr
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* The comic ''[[ThirtyDaysOfNight 30 Days Of Night]]'' had the [[spoiler: sheriff injecting himself with vampire blood to become a "Good Vampire" (barely controls it and he kills himself shortly after)]] to beat the bad guys.

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* The comic ''[[ThirtyDaysOfNight 30 Days Of Night]]'' ''ComicBook/ThirtyDaysOfNight'' had the [[spoiler: sheriff [[spoiler:sheriff injecting himself with vampire blood to become a "Good Vampire" (barely controls it and he kills himself shortly after)]] to beat the bad guys.
30th Jul '14 1:25:31 PM margdean56
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* Lucy Westerna and Mina Harker in ''{{Literature/Dracula}}''. For the former, it wasn't know what was weakening her till Helsing was called in. She would've probably been cured were it not for a few [[ContrivedCoincidence too]] [[DiabolusExMachina many]] bad circumstances. Mina is a bit more fortunate, since Dracula has to flee before he can fully transform her. She feels his presence within her to spy on the hunters. And, when confronted by the brides near the end of the story, senses the vamprisim welling up in her.

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* Lucy Westerna Westenra and Mina Harker in ''{{Literature/Dracula}}''. For the former, it wasn't know known what was weakening her till Van Helsing was called in. She would've probably been cured were it not for a few [[ContrivedCoincidence too]] [[DiabolusExMachina many]] bad circumstances. Mina is a bit more fortunate, since Dracula has to flee before he can fully transform her. She feels his presence within her to spy spying on the hunters. And, when confronted by the brides near the end of the story, senses the vamprisim welling up in her.
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