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16th Mar '17 1:21:49 PM narm00
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* In ''Demi-chan wa Kataritai'', one of the title demi-humans is a cheerful young vampiress. The main character, a teacher with a background in demi-human research, once asks her how much of the vampire folklore is true. She feeds on government-provided packs of blood, but some "vegan" vampires are known to subsist without them. She loves garlic, which causes the teacher to surmise that while garlic is effective due to attacking the vampire's heightened sense of smell, it has no effect if the vampire likes garlic. Crosses have no effect on her. The one thing that she does come up with was "Oh, yeah! I'd die if a stake is driven through my heart", to which the teacher thinks to himself, "So would I."
* In Kōji Matsumoto's manga ''Higanjima'', the vampires are humans who had been infected with a mutagenic virus. Those who had been infected and die, become vampires which look like normal humans with fangs but when they become excited, their hair turns white and their eyes become blood-red. Vampires have very poor eyesight but a fantastic sense of smell, the typical vampire is three times as strong as a regular human, and their saliva is a powerful drug that induces unconsciousness and euphoria. Oddly the vampires still need real food and water, what they need blood for is to prevent the virus from further mutating them. A vampire that hadn't had blood in a few days will mutate into a multi-headed "deceased one" if their body can't handle the change, or they will become a so-called "devil". These devils are abominations that can be twice the size of a man to something out of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' and while many have fish-like heads, there are rare ones that include a stone-skinned Schmoo and a long tongued cyclops.

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* In ''Demi-chan wa Kataritai'', ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'', one of the title demi-humans girls is a cheerful young vampiress. The main character, a teacher with a background in demi-human research, once asks her how much of the vampire folklore is true. She feeds on government-provided packs of blood, but some "vegan" vampires are known to subsist without them. She loves garlic, which causes the teacher to surmise that while garlic is effective due to attacking the vampire's heightened sense of smell, it has no effect if the vampire likes garlic. Crosses have no effect on her. The one thing that she does come up with was "Oh, yeah! I'd die if a stake is driven through my heart", to which the teacher thinks to himself, "So would I."
* In Kōji Matsumoto's manga ''Higanjima'', the vampires are humans who had have been infected with a mutagenic virus. Those who had have been infected and die, die become vampires which look like normal humans with fangs fangs, but when they become excited, excited their hair turns white and their eyes become blood-red. Vampires have very poor eyesight but a fantastic sense of smell, the typical vampire is three times as strong as a regular human, and their saliva is a powerful drug that induces unconsciousness and euphoria. Oddly the vampires still need real food and water, water; what they need blood for is to prevent the virus from further mutating them. A vampire that hadn't hasn't had blood in a few days will mutate into a multi-headed "deceased one" if their body can't handle the change, or they will become a so-called "devil". These devils are abominations that can be twice the size of a man to something out of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' and while many have fish-like heads, there are rare ones that include a stone-skinned Schmoo and a long tongued cyclops.
* The vampires of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' take after vampire bats, with batlike wings for arms that enable them to fly but suck for fine manipulation, pointed batlike ears, and the ability to produce ultrasonic waves they can apparently use to control bats. Their digestive system can only take in nutrients in liquid form, requiring them to drink blood, and they have sharp teeth to enable them to feed. They have sensitive skin, so the sun's ultraviolet light is very dangerous for them, they show allergy-like reactions to garlic and silver, and Ms. Smith puts their issue with crosses down to a cultural taboo (though they do seem to like upside-down crosses). They do need to sleep in coffins - Ms. Smith hypothesises it's partly because they need to keep out of sunlight and partly species-wide habit - but they can't turn into mist, and they do show up in mirrors. Actual supernatural powers are ambiguous - one of them showed supernatural abilities, but that might have been just that one. As a species, they're on the verge of extinction, since the vampire virus has a very low infection rate, and their numbers have been steadily decreasing.
14th Mar '17 1:45:16 AM WhosAsking
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* According to ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', a vampire is an S class monster, and as such one of the most powerful monsters in existence. Vampires have super strength and super speed, and a huge amount of ''youki'' or spiritual energy. Sunlight does not seem to bother them, nor garlic. Religious icons onlyweaken/limit them. They are, however, extremely vulnerable to water due to its purifying properties; even touching it will cause immense pain. To compensate for this, water used for bathing and cooking is treated with herbs. Vampires do not need blood to survive, but they find it a delicious treat and can consume it alongside regular food. Human blood is supposed to be especially tasty to vampires, compared to that of a monster (and because Tsukune was Moka's first taste of human blood, it kinda got her hooked). Vampires can also shapeshift, but most consider it a lost art due to vanity. Lastly, ''shinso'' exist and are naturally the strongest of the strongest: the ultimate monsters in this world. The BigBad of the second year is one. [[spoiler:Moka's mother was one also, Moka eventually becomes one herself. So does Tsukune. By the third year, Moka and Tsukune are the only two ''shinso'' alive.]]
** Vampires are capable of having children. They can donate their blood to a human, giving them temporary vampire traits (HealingFactor and super strength and speed). However, the human risks turning into a ghoul, a mindless, souless berserker that cannot be restored except with sealing magic.

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* According to ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', a vampire is an S class monster, and as such one of the most powerful monsters in existence. Vampires have super strength and super speed, and a huge amount of ''youki'' or spiritual energy.(monster energy). Sunlight does not seem to bother them, nor garlic. Religious icons onlyweaken/limit only weaken/limit them. They are, however, extremely vulnerable to water due to its purifying properties; even touching it will cause immense pain. To compensate for this, water used for bathing and cooking is treated with herbs. Vampires do not need blood to survive, but they find it a delicious treat and can consume it alongside regular food. Human blood is supposed to be especially tasty to vampires, compared to that of a monster (and because Tsukune was Moka's first taste of human blood, it kinda got her hooked). Vampires can also shapeshift, but most consider it a lost art due to vanity. Lastly, ''shinso'' exist and are naturally the strongest of the strongest: the ultimate monsters in this world. The BigBad of the second year is one. [[spoiler:Moka's mother was one also, Moka eventually becomes one herself. So does Tsukune. By the third year, Moka and Tsukune are the only two ''shinso'' alive.]]
** Vampires are capable of having children. They can donate their blood to a human, giving them temporary vampire traits (HealingFactor and super strength and speed). However, the human risks turning into a ghoul, a mindless, souless berserker that cannot be restored except with sealing magic. That's what happened to Tsukune as time passed, and it forced him and everyone else to adapt to this.
11th Mar '17 10:35:02 AM nombretomado
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* The male crossdressing vampire Lady Bat from ''{{Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch}}'' is rather mysterious; it's said that he feeds from memories instead of blood, but in a later manga chapter he said:

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* The male crossdressing vampire Lady Bat from ''{{Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch}}'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is rather mysterious; it's said that he feeds from memories instead of blood, but in a later manga chapter he said:
4th Feb '17 9:00:55 PM kikiandlala
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* In Kōji Matsumoto's manga ''Higanjima'', the vampires are humans who had been infected with a mutagenic virus. Those who had been infected and die, become vampires which look like normal humans with fangs but when they become excited, their hair turns white and their eyes become blood-red. Vampires have very poor eyesight but a fantastic sense of smell, the typical vampire is three times as strong as a regular human, and their saliva is a powerful drug that induces unconsciousness and euphoria. Oddly the vampires still need real food and water, what they need blood for is to prevent the virus from further mutating them. A vampire that hadn't had blood in a few days will mutate into a multi-headed "deceased one" if their body can't handle the change, or they will become a so-called "devil". These devils are abominations that can be twice the size of a man to something out of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' and while many have fish-like heads, there are rare ones that include a stone-skinned Schmoo and a long tongued cyclops.
4th Dec '16 7:57:43 PM TheD3rp
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* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has vampires as the highest form of supernatural "oddity". The main character is a former vampire, and he still retains some minor abilities from that time (a HealingFactor being the most prominent). Other vampiric abilities include superior physical strength, hiding in people's shadows, a very powerful sense of smell regarding blood, and a thrall that grants them, more or less, MindControl over human beings. They also don't appear to have a problem with daylight, but on the other hand they cannot swim.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has vampires as the highest form of supernatural "oddity". The main character is a former vampire, and he still retains some minor abilities from that time (a HealingFactor being the most prominent). Other vampiric abilities include superior physical strength, hiding in people's shadows, a very powerful sense of smell regarding blood, and a thrall that grants them, more or less, MindControl over human beings. They also don't appear to have a problem with daylight, but on the other hand they cannot swim.
20th Nov '16 10:29:50 AM Beichuuka
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* In ''Manga/TheRecordOfAFallenVampire'' there is only ''one'' pure vampire (the rest are Dhampirs); according to lore they came to earth from beyond the moon and over time lost the need for blood (they kept the fangs). They're immortal, very sensitive to sunlight and the ''shape'' of the cross can effect them. [[spoiler: the Vampire King and his Dhamphir enemies are currently teaming up to fight alien invaders, who are coincidentally hiding behind the moon and only want to kill half the earth's population...]]

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* In ''Manga/TheRecordOfAFallenVampire'' there is only ''one'' two living pure vampire vampires during the course of the series (the rest are Dhampirs); according to lore they came to earth from beyond the moon and over time moon. Though they first used blood-sucking as a way to incorporate DNA of Earth's lifeforms, they've since lost the need for blood (they kept the fangs). They're immortal, very sensitive to They age but are extremely long lived and have extremely powerful regeneration, but sunlight causes any part of them exposed to it to wither in seconds and requiring centuries to heal (exceptions exist). While crosses in and of themselves have no effect on vampires, the ''shape'' shape of the cross can effect them.is suitable for storing spiritual energy, one of the only tools available to non-vampires to match a vampire's magical power. [[spoiler: the Vampire King and his Dhamphir enemies are currently teaming up to fight alien invaders, who are coincidentally hiding behind the moon and only want to kill half the earth's population...]]


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* In ''Demi-chan wa Kataritai'', one of the title demi-humans is a cheerful young vampiress. The main character, a teacher with a background in demi-human research, once asks her how much of the vampire folklore is true. She feeds on government-provided packs of blood, but some "vegan" vampires are known to subsist without them. She loves garlic, which causes the teacher to surmise that while garlic is effective due to attacking the vampire's heightened sense of smell, it has no effect if the vampire likes garlic. Crosses have no effect on her. The one thing that she does come up with was "Oh, yeah! I'd die if a stake is driven through my heart", to which the teacher thinks to himself, "So would I."
23rd Oct '16 11:00:00 AM WhosAsking
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* According to ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', a vampire is an S class monster, and as such one of the most powerful monsters in existence. Vampires have super strength and super speed, and a huge amount of ''youki'' or spiritual energy. Sunlight does not seem to bother them, nor garlic. Religious icons onlyweaken/limit them. They are, however, extremely vulnerable to water due to its purifying properties; even touching it will cause immense pain. To compensate for this, water used for bathing and cooking is treated with herbs. Vampires do not need blood to survive, but they find it a delicious treat and can consume it alongside regular food. Human blood is supposed to be especially tasty to vampires, compared to that of a monster.
** Vampires are capable of having children. They can donate their blood to a human, giving them a temporary HealingFactor and super strength and speed. However, the human risks turning into a ghoul, a mindless, souless berserker that cannot be restored except with powerful magic. If the human is restored, their strength, speed, and other attributes will be on par or even greater than a vampire, and they are not affected by the water weakness. Vampires can also shapeshift, but most consider it a lost art due to vanity.
** Nothing said blood isn't required, just that Moka hasn't bitten anyone before. The neck bite isn't the only way to get blood.
** It's later revealed the strongest of all the S-class creatures are the ''shinso''. [[spoiler:Moka's mother was one, she eventually becomes one herself. So does Tsukune.]]

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* According to ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', a vampire is an S class monster, and as such one of the most powerful monsters in existence. Vampires have super strength and super speed, and a huge amount of ''youki'' or spiritual energy. Sunlight does not seem to bother them, nor garlic. Religious icons onlyweaken/limit them. They are, however, extremely vulnerable to water due to its purifying properties; even touching it will cause immense pain. To compensate for this, water used for bathing and cooking is treated with herbs. Vampires do not need blood to survive, but they find it a delicious treat and can consume it alongside regular food. Human blood is supposed to be especially tasty to vampires, compared to that of a monster.
monster (and because Tsukune was Moka's first taste of human blood, it kinda got her hooked). Vampires can also shapeshift, but most consider it a lost art due to vanity. Lastly, ''shinso'' exist and are naturally the strongest of the strongest: the ultimate monsters in this world. The BigBad of the second year is one. [[spoiler:Moka's mother was one also, Moka eventually becomes one herself. So does Tsukune. By the third year, Moka and Tsukune are the only two ''shinso'' alive.]]
** Vampires are capable of having children. They can donate their blood to a human, giving them a temporary HealingFactor vampire traits (HealingFactor and super strength and speed. speed). However, the human risks turning into a ghoul, a mindless, souless berserker that cannot be restored except with powerful magic. If the human is restored, their strength, speed, and other attributes will be on par or even greater than a vampire, and they are not affected by the water weakness. Vampires can also shapeshift, but most consider it a lost art due to vanity.
** Nothing said blood isn't required, just that Moka hasn't bitten anyone before. The neck bite isn't the only way to get blood.
** It's later revealed the strongest of all the S-class creatures are the ''shinso''. [[spoiler:Moka's mother was one, she eventually becomes one herself. So does Tsukune.]]
sealing magic.
22nd Oct '16 6:49:21 PM BlueGuy
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is rather... complicated about vampires.
** For starters, the most powerful ones are created by Mayan artifacts called the Stone Masks. While they have fangs, they feed through their ''fingers''. They are not adversely affected by water, but direct exposure to sunlight means instant disintegration and permanent death for them. They don't need to drain blood constantly, but doing so heals their wounds, keeps them young and, if the person they drain was particularly powerful, it makes them exponentially stronger. Those killed by Stone Mask vampires rise again as undead, but are much weaker and are usually called "zombies"; this variety has a simple personality based on their most outstanding personality trait and, unlike Stone Mask vampires, cannot heal wounds. Stone Mask vampires ''can'', however, create other Stone Mask vampires by giving a human (including centuries-old corpses) their blood (as Dio did to Vanilla Ice). The only method short of sunlight or [[BattleAura the Ripple]] that slays a vampire, Stone Mask or zombie, is grievous head trauma; decapitation merely leads to a living, severed head that can then attach to and take over any handy body, [[spoiler:as Dio did to Jonathan Joestar's corpse]]. While it was never 100% explained why blunt head trauma was deadly to the vampires, it is most likely due to the fact that the vampires in [=JoJo=] were originally humans that had specific points in the brain exposed to a severe acupuncture, which awakened what was supposedly a human's "[[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain true potential]]". That being said, getting punched in the head really hard may damage one of the activated brain points. Their powers are also outside the norm, including (but not limited to) the ability to shoot high-pressure blood from their eyes, blood freezing, and the ability to walk on walls and ceilings.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is rather... complicated about vampires.
** For starters, starters (as established in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]]'' and ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]''), the most powerful ones are created by Mayan artifacts called the Stone Masks. While they have fangs, they feed through their ''fingers''. They are not adversely affected by water, but direct exposure to sunlight means instant disintegration and permanent death for them. They don't need to drain blood constantly, but doing so heals their wounds, keeps them young and, if the person they drain was particularly powerful, it makes them exponentially stronger. Those killed by Stone Mask vampires rise again as undead, but are much weaker and are usually called "zombies"; this variety has a simple personality based on their most outstanding personality trait and, unlike Stone Mask vampires, cannot heal wounds. Stone Mask vampires ''can'', however, create other Stone Mask vampires by giving a human (including centuries-old corpses) their blood (as Dio did to Vanilla Ice). The only method short of sunlight or [[BattleAura the Ripple]] that slays a vampire, Stone Mask or zombie, is grievous head trauma; decapitation merely leads to a living, severed head that can then attach to and take over any handy body, [[spoiler:as Dio did to Jonathan Joestar's corpse]]. While it was never 100% explained why blunt head trauma was deadly to the vampires, it is most likely due to the fact that the vampires in [=JoJo=] were originally humans that had specific points in the brain exposed to a severe acupuncture, which awakened what was supposedly a human's "[[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain true potential]]". That being said, getting punched in the head really hard may damage one of the activated brain points. Their powers are also outside the norm, including (but not limited to) the ability to shoot high-pressure blood from their eyes, blood freezing, and the ability to walk on walls and ceilings.



** And that's not even counting the Pillar Men vampires, which created the Stone Masks because their favorite food are ''those'' vampires. Needless to say, nothing short of top-tier Ripples can can kill them, and even ''that'' takes an eternity to work. Sunlight only turns them to stone for as long as they're exposed, and even if you were to grind up the remains into dust, Ripple is still needed to finish the job. They feed by absorbing anything they touch (typically vampires and humans), and can shapeshift their bodies around to utilize their bones and veins for weaponry or to fit into tiny drainpipes and stretch their body parts. Also, they have horns on their heads, and the number of horns denotes their potential power levels. Oddly enough, vampires and zombies are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but their more superior and deadly creators the pillar men were mostly [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honorable warriors]].

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** And that's not even counting the Pillar Men vampires, vampires from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'', which created the Stone Masks because their favorite food are ''those'' vampires. Needless to say, nothing short of top-tier Ripples can can kill them, and even ''that'' takes an eternity to work. Sunlight only turns them to stone for as long as they're exposed, and even if you were to grind up the remains into dust, Ripple is still needed to finish the job. They feed by absorbing anything they touch (typically vampires and humans), and can shapeshift their bodies around to utilize their bones and veins for weaponry or to fit into tiny drainpipes and stretch their body parts. Also, they have horns on their heads, and the number of horns denotes their potential power levels. Oddly enough, vampires and zombies are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but their more superior and deadly creators the pillar men were mostly [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honorable warriors]].
1st Oct '16 3:56:57 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Bloodivores'' distinguishes its bloodsuckers from regular old vampires by calling them... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin take a guess]]. Their bloodsucking ailment is the unfortunate side effect of a drug.
10th Sep '16 1:54:09 PM Gamermaster
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** In this series, vampires do not transform humans into vampires, instead they reproduce the same way humans do. [[spoiler: And while they can interbreed with humans, all {{Dhampyre}}s are sterile due to humans and vampires being seperate species.]]

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** In this series, vampires do not transform humans into vampires, instead they reproduce the same way humans do. [[spoiler: And while they can interbreed with humans, all {{Dhampyre}}s {{Dhampyr}}s are sterile due to humans and vampires being seperate separate species.]]
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