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29th Mar '18 5:13:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** The opening scene in the season 6 episode ''Live Free or Twi Hard'', in a direct TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' has vampires [[ExploitedTrope using the popularity of the Vampire pop culture (specifically ''Twilight'') to seduce victims.]]

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** The opening scene in the season 6 episode ''Live "Live Free or Twi Hard'', Hard", in a direct TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' has vampires [[ExploitedTrope using the popularity of the Vampire pop culture (specifically ''Twilight'') to seduce victims.]]
21st Mar '18 1:55:00 PM ZimFan89
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* Secondary antagonist Norlock from ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'' is, per WordOfGod, based on the Black Court from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' (ergo, a walking, monstrous corpse). He also happens to have a huge BerserkButton for the modern portrayal of vampires -- at one point, he even sets out to attack a FanConvention for a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' knockoff movie franchise.
19th Mar '18 6:35:43 PM nombretomado
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** The de Magpyr family portraits hung on the stairs are a history of the portrayal of vampires in fiction and film: Polidori's Byronic "Vampyre", Murnau's ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', Christopher Lee's HammerHorror [[Film/HorrorOfDracula Dracula]], and Gary Oldman's [[Film/BramStokersDracula late-century version.]] The idea is clear: the de Magpyrs reinvent themselves with each generation... with surprising similarity to the evolution of vampires on our world.

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** The de Magpyr family portraits hung on the stairs are a history of the portrayal of vampires in fiction and film: Polidori's Byronic "Vampyre", Murnau's ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', Christopher Lee's HammerHorror Film/HammerHorror [[Film/HorrorOfDracula Dracula]], and Gary Oldman's [[Film/BramStokersDracula late-century version.]] The idea is clear: the de Magpyrs reinvent themselves with each generation... with surprising similarity to the evolution of vampires on our world.
8th Dec '17 8:42:38 PM Zaptech
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* Similarly, the army book of Vampire Counts in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' explains the various vampire weaknesses. For example, inability to cross running water or having to sleep in a coffin filled with grave dirt isn't true, unless the water has some mythical properties that harm the undead or the dirt is from a place tainted by dark magic in which case it can help recharge the vampire's powers. Sunlight weakens them, but can't kill them outright unless they're already very weak. For vampire armies it's not an issue, as any vampire powerful enough to raise an army of the undead also has enough power to control the weather and call forth thick cloud cover.
** The sunlight thing varies. One ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' article had the victorious Empire forces using Sunlight to kill a Vampire lord, but it should be noted that this was only ''after'' they had ''run him over with a '''tank''''' first.
** The Nights Dark Masters RPG book establishes that sunlight is not generally immediately fatal and can be protected against by use of thick clothing but is still very dangerous, that silver burns them and leaves wounds that are slow to heal, that being staked paralyzes them and leaves them vulnerable to being killed but is not inherently fatal, that holy symbols can work but only if the user is truly pious (And it helps if the vampire was also pious in life), that immersion in running water is also very dangerous, and that they don't show up in mirrors and show up as vortexes of dark magic to those using magesight. Individual vampires can have resistances or outright immunity to some of these, but rarely to more than a few, while some have other specific weaknesses-ranging from the well known, like being unable to enter a building uninvited and having a compulsion to count things to the bizarre, like being disgusted by sawdust or being unable to tolerate the tears of the virtuous. Garlic is specifically noted as something that no vampire is weak to, or at least no more than somebody with a very keen sense of smell who doesn't normally eat it would be.
8th Oct '17 2:42:05 AM f
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** The Nights Dark Masters RPG book establishes that sunlight is not generally immediately fatal and can be protected against by use of thick clothing but is still very dangerous, that silver burns them and leaves wounds that are slow to heal, that being staked paralyzes them and leaves them vulnerable to being killed but is not inherently fatal, that holy symbols can work but only if the user is truly pious (And it helps if the vampire was also pious in life), that immersion in running water is also very dangerous, and that they don't show up in mirrors and show up as vortexes of dark magic to those using magesight. Individual vampires can have resistances or outright immunity to some of these, but rarely to more than a few, while some have other specific weaknesses-ranging from the well known, like being unable to enter a building uninvited and having a compulsion to count things to the bizarre, like being disgusted by sawdust or being unable to tolerate the tears of the virtuous. Garlic is specifically noted as something that no vampire is weak to, or at least no more than somebody with a very keen sense of smell who doesn't normally eat it would be.
21st Aug '17 9:09:53 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Children of the Night'', vampire Andre dismisses several traditional limitations as "silliness," in particular the inability to cross running water, which he ascribes to a misunderstanding of their tendency to set territorial boundaries. He tells Diana that it could just as easily be said that they do not cross mountain ranges or major highways, since they define their territories by major landmarks.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Children of the Night'', ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheNight'', vampire Andre dismisses several traditional limitations as "silliness," in particular the inability to cross running water, which he ascribes to a misunderstanding of their tendency to set territorial boundaries. He tells Diana that it could just as easily be said that they do not cross mountain ranges or major highways, since they define their territories by major landmarks.
29th Jul '17 10:57:12 PM OgreProdigy
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* In Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's novel ''Literature/FevreDream'', vampires are fast, strong, and hard to kill but have no supernatural abilities, can't infect anyone else (though they let their servants believe they'll be turned for loyal service) and don't know much about their origins. They're still scary as hell and do not deal well with sunlight. The novel is about a vampire trying to save his subspecies from extinction. In a memorable scene, he walks about his steamboat in full daylight to allay his human crew's suspicions -- coming close to killing himself -- for the sake of his quite heroic cause.

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* In Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's novel ''Literature/FevreDream'', vampires are fast, strong, and hard to kill but have no supernatural abilities, abilities (beyond hypnotic eyes), can't infect anyone else (though they let their servants believe they'll be turned for loyal service) and don't know much about their origins. They're still scary as hell and do not deal well with sunlight. The novel is about a vampire trying to save his subspecies from extinction. In a memorable scene, he walks about his steamboat in full daylight to allay his human crew's suspicions -- coming close to killing himself -- for the sake of his quite heroic cause.
21st Jul '17 8:46:39 PM Zaptech
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*** In one scene, Alucard casually demonstrates his superiority to all other vampires for [[SixthRanger Pip]] by [[IDoNotDrinkWine sipping wine]], sitting in [[DaywalkingVampire direct sunlight]], and traveling (by plane) [[CannotCrossRunningWater over a moving body of water]] in the most pimptastic manner he can manage. Seras, on the other hand, has to stick to the coffin for the trip, much to her displeasure.\\\

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*** In one scene, Alucard casually demonstrates his superiority to all other vampires for [[SixthRanger Pip]] by [[IDoNotDrinkWine sipping wine]], sitting in [[DaywalkingVampire direct sunlight]], and traveling (by plane) [[CannotCrossRunningWater over a moving body of water]] in the most pimptastic manner he can manage. Seras, on the other hand, has to stick to the coffin for the trip, much to her displeasure.displeasure, and the mere act of eating normal food and drinking human drinks causes her serious physical pain.\\\
30th Jun '17 4:41:41 PM Yuihime
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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' manages to get a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' jab in by proxy. Florence and Winston are at a Day of the Dead celebration when they find a doll in the shape of a 20th century legendary monster. The doll is stylized, as the monster's reputation has been increasingly romanticized and less horrific over the centuries, and sparkles. [[spoiler: It's ''Adolf Hitler''.]]
26th Jun '17 5:02:17 PM CerotechOmega
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** Another part of the episode shows Anderson decapitating Alucard and impaling his head to a wall with a silver sword blessed by the Catholic Church; thinking he's killed the vampire, he brags to Integra Hellsing how he killed him. After a pause, Integra laughs in his face. Chopping his head off is step ''one''. Anderson forgot steps two through ''ten''. And considering how hard step one was to accomplish...
--->'''Alucard''': You done goofed.

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** Another part of the episode shows Anderson decapitating Alucard and impaling his head to a wall with a silver sword blessed by the Catholic Church; thinking he's killed the vampire, he brags to Integra Hellsing how he corrects him in regards to that.
--->'''Integra''': Just shut up! Where is Alucard?!\\
'''Anderson''': Him? I
killed him. After a pause, Integra laughs in him!\\
'''Integra''': Killed him...?\\
'''Anderson''': Cut off
his face. Chopping his head off is bloody head!\\
'''Integra''': Oh? That's
step ''one''. Anderson forgot steps one. What about two through ''ten''. And considering how hard step one was to accomplish...
--->'''Alucard''':
ten...?\\
'''Anderson''': [[OhCrap Ah Christ!!]] *''Alucard regenerates''*\\
'''Alucard''':
You done goofed.\\
'''Anderson''': How in the bloodsoaked Protestant hell did you do that?!\\
'''Alucard''': [[AWizardDidIt Fuck you, that's how.]]
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