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6th Sep '16 3:16:51 AM Morgenthaler
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In the novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' the character of Count Dracula is said to be a Szekely, a Hungarian-speaking ethnic group still found in {{Romania}}. (This is one of the many characteristics that makes Stoker's character Dracula different from the historical Vlad the Impaler -- Tepes --, who was ethnically Vlach and spoke Romanian as his native language). Bela Lugosi's native language was also Hungarian. The stereotyped vampire accent is therefore based mostly on the Hungarian accent, but often just shades off into an [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent unidentifiable]] [[{{Uberwald}} Eastern European]] accent. Perhaps due to the prominence of Jewish actors in Hollywood, sometimes it can also sound suspiciously like Yiddish - which, although a Germanic language, has been significantly influenced by Slavic languages, especially in terms of pronunciation/accent (at least for the Eastern Yiddish dialect group with Galitsianer, i.e Ukrainian, Yiddish and Litvak, i.e. Lithuanian, Yiddish).

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In the novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' the character of Count Dracula is said to be a Szekely, a Hungarian-speaking ethnic group still found in {{Romania}}.UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}. (This is one of the many characteristics that makes Stoker's character Dracula different from the historical Vlad the Impaler -- Tepes --, who was ethnically Vlach and spoke Romanian as his native language). Bela Lugosi's native language was also Hungarian. The stereotyped vampire accent is therefore based mostly on the Hungarian accent, but often just shades off into an [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent unidentifiable]] [[{{Uberwald}} Eastern European]] accent. Perhaps due to the prominence of Jewish actors in Hollywood, sometimes it can also sound suspiciously like Yiddish - which, although a Germanic language, has been significantly influenced by Slavic languages, especially in terms of pronunciation/accent (at least for the Eastern Yiddish dialect group with Galitsianer, i.e Ukrainian, Yiddish and Litvak, i.e. Lithuanian, Yiddish).
13th Aug '16 2:11:38 PM nombretomado
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* Rosso the Crimson, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'', uses this accent to go along with her "sexy lady vampire" theme. The intent is to make her sound sensuous and dangerous, but she comes off sounding more like [[RockyAndBullwinkle Natasha]] [[{{Narm}} Fatale.]]

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* Rosso the Crimson, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'', VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', uses this accent to go along with her "sexy lady vampire" theme. The intent is to make her sound sensuous and dangerous, but she comes off sounding more like [[RockyAndBullwinkle Natasha]] [[{{Narm}} Fatale.]]
5th May '16 2:49:13 PM aye_amber
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* Dracula in ''HotelTransylvania''. Strangely, he's the ''only'' monster who has a non-American accent. Even the Egyptian mummy talks like... well, CeeLoGreen. Dracula's daughter Mavis sounds like a typical American teenager (give or take 100 years). However, Dracula is adamant that he has ''never'' said "bleh, bleh, bleh" and is annoyed when people who pretend to be vampires do it.

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* Dracula in ''HotelTransylvania''. Strangely, he's the ''only'' monster who has a non-American accent. Even the Egyptian mummy talks like... well, CeeLoGreen.Music/CeeLoGreen. Dracula's daughter Mavis sounds like a typical American teenager (give or take 100 years). However, Dracula is adamant that he has ''never'' said "bleh, bleh, bleh" and is annoyed when people who pretend to be vampires do it.
17th Apr '16 10:27:51 PM Mdumas43073
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* Note that in Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', one of the reasons the Count keeps Harker alive in his castle so long is that he's trying very hard to ''shed'' his own Wallachian accent. Assuming he didn't head off to Britain until he was satisfied that he'd done so, it's likely that the original Count Dracula sounded like a law-schooled chap from Whitby during his English sojourn. Harker even notes the Count's handle on the language.



* Note that one of the reasons the Count keeps Harker alive in his castle so long, in Bram Stoker's novel, is that he's trying very hard to ''shed'' his own Wallachian accent. Assuming he didn't head off to Britain until he was satisfied that he'd done so, it's likely that the original Count Dracula sounded like a law-schooled chap from Whitby during his English sojourn. Jonathan even notes the Count's handle on the language.
26th Jan '16 6:12:09 PM Vir
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* Draculaura in the ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' tv series has this accent.

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* Draculaura in the ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' tv TV series has this accent.



** Actually, {{Dracula}} did, since he was the narrator. However, Zoltan the tomato when he had a speaking role did so, while Prof. Gangreen and Igor, [[TheMasquerade in disguise as vampires]], did as they escaped from the real vampires.
* Anytime a vampire similar to {{Dracula}} is featured in a cartoon, hence the TropeNamer.

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** Actually, {{Dracula}} Dracula did, since he was the narrator. However, Zoltan the tomato when he had a speaking role did so, while Prof. Gangreen and Igor, [[TheMasquerade in disguise as vampires]], did as they escaped from the real vampires.
* Anytime a vampire similar to {{Dracula}} Dracula is featured in a cartoon, hence the TropeNamer.
28th Dec '15 3:57:49 AM ChristianTropes33
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* Mametchi from ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}!'' averts this.

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* Mametchi from ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}!'' averts this.this and FangThpeak.
28th Dec '15 3:49:54 AM ChristianTropes33
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* Mametchi from ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}!'' averts this.
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18th Dec '15 11:11:46 PM nombretomado
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* Joachim in ''ShadowHearts: Covenant'' (who, as a CampGay, is about as far from Dracula as you can possibly get) still parodies this when he turns into his Golden Bat form. One of his victory lines is "I vant to suck your blood! Hehe, just kidding!"

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* Joachim in ''ShadowHearts: Covenant'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsCovenant'' (who, as a CampGay, is about as far from Dracula as you can possibly get) still parodies this when he turns into his Golden Bat form. One of his victory lines is "I vant to suck your blood! Hehe, just kidding!"
5th Dec '15 4:51:59 PM nombretomado
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--> '''Xander:''' Where'd you get that accent, pal? ''SesameStreet''? "Vun, two, three! Three victims! Ahahaha!"

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--> '''Xander:''' Where'd you get that accent, pal? ''SesameStreet''? ''Series/SesameStreet''? "Vun, two, three! Three victims! Ahahaha!"
11th Nov '15 9:23:37 PM Llygodenfawr
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See also FangThpeak and SssssnakeTalk. Compare TheCoconutEffect
Related to FakeRussian+

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See also FangThpeak and SssssnakeTalk. Compare TheCoconutEffect
TheCoconutEffect.
Related to FakeRussian+FakeRussian.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6159511/51/Slipping-Between-Worlds Slipping Between Worlds]]'', the ingenuous visitor Philip Holtack learns vampires ''really'' exist from Sally von Humpeding. He learns much form her, especially about vamp sexuality, and is brought crashing down to Disc again in a lecture from Doreen von Vinkling.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6159511/51/Slipping-Between-Worlds Slipping Between Worlds]]'', the ingenuous visitor Philip Holtack learns vampires ''really'' exist from Sally von Humpeding. He learns much form from her, especially about vamp sexuality, and is brought crashing down to Disc again in a lecture from Doreen von Vinkling.
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