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13th Mar '18 9:06:37 PM Ryulong
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** For 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.
*** Jojo Vampires are not killed by physical damage to their heads. Only zombies are due to their lack regeneration, Jonathan merely assumed it would work, though he was partial correct the head is their weakness but it takes Ripple or sunlight to truly kill them. [[spoiler: Vanilla Ice and DIO (TWICE!) both had their heads split in half to no permanent effect and required Sunlight to finish them off for good. And even when DIO was defeated and split into pieces by Jotaro's shattering The World he STILL didn't die (losing so much blood simply slowed his ability to recover). They had to expose his remains to Sunlight to finish him off, because Joseph hadn't recovered yet, and Jotaro and Pol couldn't use the ripple]].

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** For 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"; "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 Tarkus, Bruford, and Vanilla Ice). The only method short of sunlight or [[BattleAura the Ripple]] that slays a vampire, Stone Mask or zombie, 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.
*** Jojo ''[=JoJo=]'' Vampires are not killed by physical damage to their heads. Only zombies Zombies are due to their lack regeneration, Jonathan merely assumed it would work, though he was partial correct the head is their weakness but it takes Ripple or sunlight to truly kill them. [[spoiler: Vanilla Ice and DIO (TWICE!) both had their heads split in half to no permanent effect and required Sunlight to finish them off for good. And even when DIO was defeated and split into pieces by Jotaro's shattering The World he STILL didn't die (losing so much blood simply slowed his ability to recover). They had to expose his remains to Sunlight to finish him off, because Joseph hadn't recovered yet, and Jotaro and Pol Polnareff couldn't use the ripple]].Ripple]].



** And that's not even counting the Pillar Men 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]].

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** And that's not even counting the Pillar Men 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 progenitors the pillar men Pillar Men were mostly [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy honorable warriors]].
26th Feb '18 4:16:37 PM urutapu
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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.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' has vampires as the highest form of supernatural "oddity". The main character is a former vampire, prominently features vampires, and he still retains some minor their abilities from that time (a hew fairly close to the Stoker template with some changes to fit them into the setting's rules about "aberrations" (supernatural beings like demons and ''yokai''). Vampires are in fact nicknamed the "kings of aberrations" for their incredible power. They drink blood, have super strength and heightened senses, and can shapeshift. [[CannotCrossRunningWater They can't swim]]. They're weak to sunlight and crosses, but also have a HealingFactor being the most prominent). Other vampiric which is powerful enough in some vampires to [[FromASingleCell overcome these weaknesses]]. Some less orthodox abilities include superior physical strength, hiding in people's shadows, a very powerful sense EnergyDrain, and, of smell regarding blood, and all things, TimeTravel. Koyomi Araragi, the main character, spent some time as a thrall that grants them, more or less, MindControl over human beings. to one of the strongest vampires in history and still allows her to suck small amounts of blood on occasion, meaning he still has heightened (but not extreme) strength, senses, and healing ability.
9th Jan '18 5:05:51 AM Mukademaoh
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* A story arc of ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' features a Vampire as his main villain. He mixes and matches tradtional vampire traits with other, unusual features: he masquerades as a farmacist and doctor, preys exclusively on women and young girls, all his teeth are sharp as needles and has a variety of powers, which include turning into mist to avoid attacks and move around, turning parts of his body into whole vampiric animals such as wolves or bats, emanating powerful invisible blasts from his forehead (Tora referred to this as "Telekinesis"), turning people he bites into his thralls (not always). As part of his weaknesses, he cannot stand fire, is unable to turn into mist if he transformed into an animal and he's powerless in front of a crucifix and is ultimately finished off with a wooden stake to the heart. He's also a rather pathetic figure obsessed with his sire, which was his own mother, a japanese woman who left for the continent. Tora stated that he met a Vampire once on the continent (China).
16th Dec '17 2:45:50 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': As a {{Dhampyr}}, Youko Shiragami has all the traditional weaknesses of a vampire but downplayed entirely for comedy: [[DaywalkingVampire being exposed to the sun makes her tan very quickly]][[note]]And even then, [[TheDitz she never thought to use suntan lotion until someone else mentioned it]][[/note]], garlic makes her cry like it was a peeled onion, [[CannotCrossRunningWater being in or over water]] (even in a boat or airplane) makes her uncomfortable, [[HolyBurnsEvil crucifixes just annoy her a bit]], and [[MustBeInvited she can enter buildings uninvited but feels really bad about it]]. Whereas traditional vampires can transform into bats or mist, the best Youko can pull off is making [[LittleBitBeastly cute bat ears]] or a tiny puff of steam appear from her head. Additionally, they can drink blood but seemingly don't need to; when [[TheProtagonist Asahi Kuromine]] brings up the subject, Youko reacts as if he was sexually harassing her, explaining that [[KissOfTheVampire drinking blood is an incredibly intimate act]] to the point where vampire weddings use it in place of the traditional kiss.
** Since the series is a RomCom, the weaknesses are still PlayedForLaughs even when dealing with a full-blooded vampire like Youko's father Genjirou. He can't fly over water on his own power (Youko managed an airplane flight, but was still uncomfortable), and he can't even enter his daughter's bedroom in his own house without permission, which became useful in one story arc when he was on a drunken OverprotectiveDad rampage directed at Asahi. It's even suggested that a WoodenStake to the heart isn't fatal, since Genjirou's wife Touko has brandished a stake and mallet in order to make him calm down and stop harassing Asahi.

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': As a {{Dhampyr}}, Youko Shiragami has all the traditional weaknesses of a vampire but downplayed entirely for comedy: [[DaywalkingVampire being exposed to the sun makes her tan very quickly]][[note]]And even then, [[TheDitz she never thought to use suntan lotion until someone else mentioned it]][[/note]], garlic makes her cry like it was a peeled onion, [[CannotCrossRunningWater being in or over water]] (even in a boat or airplane) makes her uncomfortable, [[HolyBurnsEvil crucifixes just annoy her a bit]], and [[MustBeInvited she can enter buildings uninvited but feels really bad about it]]. Whereas traditional vampires can transform into bats or mist, the best Youko can pull off is making [[LittleBitBeastly cute bat ears]] or a tiny puff of steam appear from her head. Additionally, they can drink blood but seemingly don't need to; when [[TheProtagonist Asahi Kuromine]] brings up the subject, Youko reacts as if he was sexually harassing her, explaining that [[KissOfTheVampire drinking blood is an incredibly intimate act]] to the point where vampire weddings use it in place of the traditional kiss.
kiss. [[spoiler:Later in the series it turns out that Youko doesn't fully understand what drinking blood entails. As vampires drink more and more blood, it increases their "purity", making them more vampiric, which threatens to expose Youko's secret. It also turns out to be an alternative to sex, with female vampires capable of getting pregnant by drinking their partners' blood. This ends up happening to Youko and Asahi, and her father is surprisingly understanding about the whole thing.]]
** Since the series is a RomCom, the weaknesses are still PlayedForLaughs even when dealing with a full-blooded vampire like Youko's father Genjirou. He can't fly over water on his own power (Youko managed an airplane flight, but was still uncomfortable), and he can't even enter his daughter's bedroom in his own house without permission, which became useful in one story arc when he was on a drunken OverprotectiveDad rampage directed at Asahi. It's even suggested that a WoodenStake to the heart isn't fatal, since Genjirou's wife Touko has brandished a stake and mallet in order to make him calm down and stop harassing Asahi. [[spoiler:Except for the aforementioned blood purity, since when Genjirou was in high school he lost control of his vampiric powers in the middle of homeroom, which destroyed his life by exposing his identity and driving away the people he had considered his friends. Part of the reason he was against Youko going to a human school is because he didn't want her to go thought that herself; thankfully her friends are far more accepting and understanding.]]
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."
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