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6th Aug '17 3:53:03 AM darkemyst
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* The traditional vampires in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' can be killed this way which is why Victor carries a bow and a quiver of arrows. "Pureblood" vampires appear to have an additional weakness to silver and both can be taken out by decapitation or a well placed messy shot to the head.




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* Blog/MrWelch has been known to modernize this trope. Regrettably, his GMs tend to be less than open to this kind of thinking...

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* Blog/MrWelch [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr. Welch]] has been known to modernize this trope. Regrettably, his GMs [=GMs=] tend to be less than open to this kind of thinking...
13th Jul '17 10:46:50 PM Atha
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7th Jul '17 2:07:48 PM LadyPedantica
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* Discussed in an episode of British horror anthology ''Urban Gothic'' by vampire Rex.
-->"Stake through the heart? I don't know anyone that wouldn't kill."
16th Jun '17 11:40:36 PM Chabal2
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* Blog/MrWelch has been known to modernize this trope. Regrettably, his GMs tend to be less than open to this kind of thinking...
--> 109. Not allowed to kill a vampire with any part from a DC-10 larger than my car.\\
217. If the weapon is capable of staking vampires hiding behind engine blocks, I can't have it.\\
454. No staking a vampire with anything larger than his chest cavity.\\
1851. Can't use woodchippers as shotguns against vampires.
25th May '17 2:49:00 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' stays true to the original version: stakes to the heart only immobilize rather than kill.
25th Apr '17 2:19:53 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''VideoGame/{{Metaspace}}'': The Mage Hunter {{Mooks}} can fire wooden stakes at high speed. ''[[IncendiaryExponent Burning]] ones.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Metaspace}}'': The Mage Hunter {{Mooks}} can fire wooden stakes at high speed. ''[[IncendiaryExponent Burning]] Burning]]'' ones.


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* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'', Simon needs to toss oak stakes at the orbs hidden at the end of each dungeon to retrieve Dracula's body parts.
24th Apr '17 8:44:38 PM dracogeorge
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* In ''VideoGame/Runescape'', one quest involves using a stake to slay a weakened vampire. Somewhat notable in that the player needs to use a stake hammer to drive it in.
19th Jan '17 6:10:35 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* When vampires in ''Series/TrueBlood'' are staked, they [[Squick dissolve in a puddle of blood]].

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* When vampires in ''Series/TrueBlood'' are staked, they [[Squick [[{{Squick}} dissolve in a puddle of blood]].
12th Nov '16 3:21:44 PM Dravencour
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In early vampire fiction, stakes were simply used to pin a "vampire" into its coffin while it slept, keeping it from waking back up and causing trouble. When it became [[{{Flanderization}} a bizarre all-purpose vampire-killing weapon]] is unclear.

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In early vampire fiction, stakes were simply used to pin a "vampire" into its coffin while it slept, keeping it from waking back up and causing trouble. It was also a lot harder to get the stake in than it is in modern fiction -- you had to hammer the stake in with a mallet or a gravedigger's shovel to get through the vampire's ribcage. When it became [[{{Flanderization}} a bizarre all-purpose vampire-killing weapon]] is unclear.
12th Nov '16 3:20:25 PM Dravencour
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The favorite weapon of the vampire slayer, and frequently the only thing capable of [[KilledOffForReal finishing them off for good]]. Because weirdly enough, only wood can kill a vampire, whereas sword impalement (short of [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain beheading]]) cannot. This may be because the wooden stake was a once living plant, much like the vampire was a once living human, unlike the sword which was never alive. Yes, this occasionally means that someone can be killed via pencil to the heart, or that a bow and arrow can be more effective [[ImmuneToBullets than a gun]].

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The favorite weapon of the vampire slayer, VampireHunter, and frequently the only thing capable of [[KilledOffForReal finishing them off for good]]. Because weirdly enough, only wood can kill a vampire, whereas sword impalement (short of [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain beheading]]) cannot. This may be because the wooden stake was a once living plant, much like the vampire was a once living human, unlike the sword which was never alive. Yes, this occasionally means that someone can be killed via pencil to the heart, or that a bow and arrow can be more effective [[ImmuneToBullets than a gun]].
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