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4th Apr '16 5:00:17 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' plays this for tragedy with the Vorlog monster, a human who was being transformed into a vampire's companion only for the vampire to be slain before the transformation was complete. The result is a deranged {{dhampyr}}-like creature that tries to be a vampire, but can't, and desperately seeks out companions to try and [[ReplacementGoldfish fill the void]] missing from its slain creator.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' plays this for tragedy with the Vorlog monster, a human who was being transformed into a vampire's companion companion[[note]]uniquely powerful vampire spawn created to be MindlinkMates with their sire, hence their original nicknames of "Brides and Grooms"[[/note]] only for the vampire to be slain before the transformation was complete. The result is a deranged {{dhampyr}}-like creature that tries to be a vampire, but can't, and desperately seeks out companions to try and [[ReplacementGoldfish fill the void]] missing from its slain creator. And because it's insane with an impossibly idealized image of its creator, its "surrogates" inevitably end up being killed when it decide they're not good enough.
4th Mar '16 5:41:08 PM CrypticMirror
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* ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' has a werewolf wannabe in the form of BigBad Sarapen's spy, Madrigal. Since Sarapen is operating straight our of the super-villain's playbook and werewolves are born not bit in this setting, you can probably guess [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness how this went]].

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* ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' has a werewolf wannabe in the form of BigBad Sarapen's spy, Madrigal. Since Sarapen is operating straight our out of the super-villain's playbook and werewolves are born not bit in this setting, you can probably guess [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness how this went]].
4th Mar '16 5:39:42 PM CrypticMirror
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* ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' has a werewolf wannabe in the form of BigBad Sarapen's spy Madrigal. You can guess [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness how this went]].

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* ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' has a werewolf wannabe in the form of BigBad Sarapen's spy spy, Madrigal. You Since Sarapen is operating straight our of the super-villain's playbook and werewolves are born not bit in this setting, you can probably guess [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness how this went]].



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28th Feb '16 4:34:09 PM WillBGood
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' plays this for tragedy with the Vorlog monster, a human who was being transformed into a vampire's companion only for the vampire to be slain before the transformation was complete. The result is a deranged {{dhampyr}}-like creature that tries to be a vampire, but can't, and desperately seeks out companions to try and fill the void missing from its slain creator.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' plays this for tragedy with the Vorlog monster, a human who was being transformed into a vampire's companion only for the vampire to be slain before the transformation was complete. The result is a deranged {{dhampyr}}-like creature that tries to be a vampire, but can't, and desperately seeks out companions to try and [[ReplacementGoldfish fill the void void]] missing from its slain creator.
28th Feb '16 4:30:00 PM WillBGood
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* Creator/FPaulWilson's short story "Midnight Mass" has the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Vichy]], who are this, though some may also be TheRenfield.
17th Jan '16 11:57:42 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' featured an optional quest only for players who had become vampires. It featured a mother hoping you could talk some sense into her son, who wanted desperately to be turned. If you tried to fight him, you'd kill him easily. The only way to complete the quest was to let him wail on you for a while until he decided vampires were weak and overrated.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' featured has an optional quest only for players who had become vampires. It featured vampires, given by a mother hoping you could talk some sense into her son, a vampire fanboy who wanted desperately to be is dead set on being turned. If It's impossible to talk him out of it and if you tried to fight him, him straight up, you'd kill him easily. The only way to complete the quest was is to let fight him then lose, letting him wail on you for a while until he decided decides that vampires were are weak and overrated.
4th Oct '15 7:37:44 PM nombretomado
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* After [[VegetarianVampire Mitchell]] tells the vampires in ''Series/BeingHuman'' to [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere go clean]], one of them finds a chatroom full of these and argues that they shouldn't count, since they want to be bitten.

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* After [[VegetarianVampire Mitchell]] tells the vampires in ''Series/BeingHuman'' ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' to [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere go clean]], one of them finds a chatroom full of these and argues that they shouldn't count, since they want to be bitten.
13th Sep '15 8:25:31 AM Veanne
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* Played for irony in ''Webcomic/SchwarzKreuz'', where the Vampire Vannabe is named [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Harker]].
25th May '15 5:24:51 PM MagwitchOo
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''[[Disney/TheAristocats Everybody vants to be a bat...]]''

[[EvilIsCool Vampires are Cool]]. VampiresAreRich, and [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil Powerful]]. VampiresAreSexGods. Who wouldn't [[MisaimedFandom vant]] to be a vampire?

Vampires are surrounded by humans who, vhile they haven't been bitten, do their masters' bidding ''[[WorkingForABodyUpgrade in the hope that they vill be]]''. Sometimes they're under some sort of mind control, but often they're just villing vampire groupies. How likely their loyalty is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to actually be rewarded]] depends on the vamp, however - they might be exploiting this trope as a not-so-SecretTestOfCharacter in order to keep the bloodline pure.

The vannabe's desire can be justified, if the vork's [[OurVampiresAreDifferent version of vampires]] are CursedWithAwesome, gaining great powers and few if any veaknesses. This can lead to MoralDissonance if the vannabe is [[InformedWrongness portrayed as a foolish coward]] regardless of this - perhaps because being a vampire is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just inherently evil]]. Or possibly because the Vampire Vannabe leaves him-/herself vide open to a PretenderDiss, vhether from actual vamps or their enemies.

Can vork as a deconstruction of the exponential population growth that vould result from the more common "[[TheVirus everyone bitten becomes a vampire]]" model - in this case, the familiars may be [[PeopleFarms feedstock]] as vell, with conversion requiring some more complicated ritual the vampire can choose to initiate.

Polar opposite of IHateYouVampireDad, although that can be the end result if the gig [[BeingEvilSucks isn't all it vas]] [[LonelyAtTheTop cracked up to be]]. These characters are often {{Goth}}s, at least in their minds, and always LesCollaborateurs, usually [[WorkingForABodyUpgrade vorking for a body upgrade]]. Compare TheRenfield, TranshumanTreachery. Contrast SuperLoser, vhen being a vampire is no guarantee of coolness, and EmergencyTransformation, vhen the person might or might not vant to become a vampire or other monster but basically has no alternative.

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''[[Disney/TheAristocats Everybody vants wants to be a bat...]]''

[[EvilIsCool Vampires are Cool]]. VampiresAreRich, and [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil Powerful]]. VampiresAreSexGods. Who wouldn't [[MisaimedFandom vant]] want]] to be a vampire?

Vampires are surrounded by humans who, vhile while they haven't been bitten, do their masters' bidding ''[[WorkingForABodyUpgrade in the hope that they vill will be]]''. Sometimes they're under some sort of mind control, but often they're just villing willing vampire groupies. How likely their loyalty is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to actually be rewarded]] depends on the vamp, however - they might be exploiting this trope as a not-so-SecretTestOfCharacter in order to keep the bloodline pure.

The vannabe's wannabe's desire can be justified, if the vork's work's [[OurVampiresAreDifferent version of vampires]] are CursedWithAwesome, gaining great powers and few if any veaknesses. weaknesses. This can lead to MoralDissonance if the vannabe wannabe is [[InformedWrongness portrayed as a foolish coward]] regardless of this - perhaps because being a vampire is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just inherently evil]]. Or possibly because the Vampire Vannabe Wannabe leaves him-/herself vide wide open to a PretenderDiss, vhether whether from actual vamps or their enemies.

Can vork work as a deconstruction of the exponential population growth that vould would result from the more common "[[TheVirus everyone bitten becomes a vampire]]" model - in this case, the familiars may be [[PeopleFarms feedstock]] as vell, well, with conversion requiring some more complicated ritual the vampire can choose to initiate.

Polar opposite of IHateYouVampireDad, although that can be the end result if the gig [[BeingEvilSucks isn't all it vas]] was]] [[LonelyAtTheTop cracked up to be]]. These characters are often {{Goth}}s, at least in their minds, and always LesCollaborateurs, usually [[WorkingForABodyUpgrade vorking for a body upgrade]].WorkingForABodyUpgrade. Compare TheRenfield, TranshumanTreachery. Contrast SuperLoser, vhen when being a vampire is no guarantee of coolness, and EmergencyTransformation, vhen when the person might or might not vant want to become a vampire or other monster but basically has no alternative.
16th May '15 10:25:18 PM nombretomado
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* Dracula's groupies in various HammerHorror flicks.

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* Dracula's groupies in various HammerHorror Film/HammerHorror flicks.
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