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25th May '17 9:40:28 AM SMARTALIENQT
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** [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/07/robert-rodriguez-interview-dusk-till-dawn/ According to]] WordOfGod, [[spoiler:the creatures are in fact not really vampires, but something very similar and more ancient.]]

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** [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/07/robert-rodriguez-interview-dusk-till-dawn/ According to]] WordOfGod, [[spoiler:the creatures are in fact not really vampires, but something very similar and more ancient. In Season 3, they are revealed to be minor demons originated from the Mayan underworld of Xibalba.]]
22nd Feb '17 3:27:23 AM LondonKdS
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*** The show was rather inconsistent about how long this takes - according to AllThereInTheManual the Master was turned at some point in the fifteenth century, and is seen in "Darla" to have been fully mutated already when he turned Darla in the seventeenth century. This raises some question about why neither Darla nor Angel (turned in the eighteenth century) show any sign of mutation at the end of the twentieth.
27th Jan '17 3:45:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' had Mulder and Scully investigate a series of vampire-like tourist killings in a small town. They went to investigate, and it turns out the ''entire town'' was vampires. They were able to go out in daylight, and even eat normal food. They also had OCD, which saved a drugged Mulder's life when he threw a bag of sunflower seeds at the one malicious vampire instead of grabbing his gun. He then blacks out, and comes to just after the vampire has finished and is about to bite him. Mulder is trapped in a trailer while the entire town surrounds it, and wakes up the next morning in their rental car, with the entire town gone. Scully, meanwhile, had a very informative chat with the local sheriff - right before he drugged her, while explaining that the vampire that had gone after Mulder and other victims "just isn't who we are any more. Still, though he is a moron, he is one of ours".

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
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One episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' had Mulder and Scully investigate a series of vampire-like tourist killings in a small town. They went to investigate, and it turns out the ''entire town'' was vampires. They were able to go out in daylight, and even eat normal food. They also had OCD, which saved a drugged Mulder's life when he threw a bag of sunflower seeds at the one malicious vampire instead of grabbing his gun. He then blacks out, and comes to just after the vampire has finished and is about to bite him. Mulder is trapped in a trailer while the entire town surrounds it, and wakes up the next morning in their rental car, with the entire town gone. Scully, meanwhile, had a very informative chat with the local sheriff - right before he drugged her, while explaining that the vampire that had gone after Mulder and other victims "just isn't who we are any more. Still, though he is a moron, he is one of ours".
27th Jan '17 3:45:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' vampires are extremely fast, are repelled by both garlic and pumpkins (Why people created jack o' lanterns) can go out in the day if they avoid direct sunlight and sleep in coffins. They can turn into bats or just make their arms into batwings so they can fly.

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* In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' vampires are extremely fast, are repelled by both garlic and pumpkins (Why people created jack o' lanterns) can go out in the day if they avoid direct sunlight and sleep in coffins. They can turn into bats or just make their arms into batwings so they can fly.
9th Jan '17 10:47:20 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' also hs a vampire episode. Sam enters the body of the vampire, though he's skeptical about the existence of vampires and he thinks is only a man with a vampire fetish. Al, on the other hand, is convinced that is real. As in other examples, the series ends with the classic is not a vampire... [[OrWasItADream or was it?]]

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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' also hs has a vampire episode. Sam enters the body of the vampire, though he's skeptical about the existence of vampires and he thinks is only a man with a vampire fetish. Al, on the other hand, is convinced that is real. As in other examples, the series ends with the classic is not a vampire... [[OrWasItADream or was is it?]]
9th Jan '17 10:46:25 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' also hs a vampire episode. Sam enters the body of the vampire, though he's skeptical about the existence of vampires and he thinks is only a man with a vampire fetish. Al, on the other hand, is convinced that is real. As in other examples, the series ends with the classic is not a vampire... [[OrWasItADream or was it?]]


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* ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'' episode "Transylvania, January 1918", Indy meets Dracula (well, Vlad Tepes re-incarnated).
18th Dec '16 10:48:03 PM Luppercus
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* ''Series/TheLWord'' introduces the character of Uta Refson (Nosferatu backwards) a BDSM gothic-looking Lesbian who Alice thinks is a vampire. Of course, as it's a realistic series the exact nature of her vampirism is left for the audience to figure out, for example Alice thinks Uta doesn't have a reflection but it's just because a mistake, on the other hand Uta does seems to have superhuman strength.
18th Dec '16 10:37:40 PM Luppercus
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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' features vampires (the first hint was Music/LadyGaga's character being named [[BloodBath Elizabeth, aka The Countess]], plus all the references to [[HorrorHunger addiction]]), though [[NotUsingTheZWord the word itself is never used]]; instead, they're known as the "afflicted". To [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/26/american-horror-story-hotel-vampires-ryan-murphy quote]] WordOfGod:
-->'''Creator/RyanMurphy:''' I prefer the term '[[ViralTransformation ancient blood virus]]'. It's not vampires. It's really a form of hemophilia in a way. There's no capes or fangs."
** The afflicted are ageless, and one becomes 'afflicted' by drinking their blood; Elizabeth describes the transformation process to [[spoiler:Alex Lowe]] as feeling like one is dying. Sunlight does not kill them, but they are irritated and weakened by it. They are superhuman, and have advanced healing, speed, and strength, but they are vulnerable to the same things that would kill a human; as one vampire explains to a new sire, vampires don't live forever by being stupid. They subsist on blood, but notably, they don't have fangs, instead accessing blood by either slicing their victims' necks the old-fashioned way (Elizabeth has [[FemmeFatalons a blade on her fingertip]] she uses for that purpose) or by draining it with a needle and syringe. Filtering blood through a dialysis machine also apparently enriches it. As seen with [[spoiler:Valentino and Natacha]], they can technically survive decades without blood; they just get ''really'' hungry and weak, to the point where they're basically in hibernation.
* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', vampires need to eat, sleep and use the restroom in spite of being dead and having no heartbeat. They don't need to drink blood, but do experience intense cravings for it akin to an incurable drug addiction. They have to drink quite a lot of it to stave off their cravings, virtually assuring that they kill their victims. Blood that is not fresh gives them almost no relief. Their eyes go completely black when they're angered or feeding. Vampires are attached to their creator and are able to locate them from a distance. Sunlight causes them no ill effects, but they seem to have a mild dislike for it. A stake through the heart kills them. People wielding signs of faith (including holy symbols and recitations from the Bible) can ward them off, but they can overcome this problem for a short while after feeding. They need an invitation to enter homes, although the "Old Ones" have found out ways around this, and cannot be seen in recordings or reflections in silver-backed mirrors. Their reflections can, however, be seen in windows and on the chassis of cars. They can sense werewolves instinctively and see ghosts without effort. They are stronger and faster than humans, but not immensely so. They turn into dust when killed.
** There are minor changes in the [[Series/BeingHumanUS SyFy Channel remake]]. The physical need seems to be a larger component and they heal by drinking blood. Whether holy symbols affect them has not been addressed but Aidan was able to enter a church.
** It has been established that articles of faith work if the person wielding them consider the vampire a threat. For instance, Aidan keeps watch over Josh's Star of David when Josh transforms, and it causes him no harm. Later in the series, Josh is able to repel some antagonistic vampires with the symbol. The reason given for it not harming Aidan is their close friendship and Josh not considering him a threat.
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury''. The episode "Space Vampire" has a creature called a Vorvon. It has the abilities of HypnoticEyes, ShapeShifting (to a floating red ball of light), VampiricDraining (of LifeEnergy), {{Invisibility}} to electronic viewing and turning the humans it killed into zombies. It can be fended off by a "power lock" instead of a crucifix and is WeakenedByTheLight of the sun.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' had black-clad, emotionless super-troopers called Mutoids who nevertheless could get upset if one called them vampires. Oh, and they sometimes fed by sucking the blood out of humans.
* In ''Series/BloodTies'', vampires have some of the traditional weaknesses but none of the others. Sunlight burns (all vampires instinctively know when dawn is near), blood is necessary (although killing isn't), turning is done via the drink/give blood method, a vampire can be killed with a stake to the heart (or by ''punching'' through the heart with a fist), and religious symbols are useless (Henry wears a crucifix). Vampires are fast and strong. They can also hypnotize, although this, for some reason, fails to work on Vicki (possibly, due to her poor eyesight). All vampires are extremely territorial. It's almost impossible for two vampires to be in the same city without killing each other (unless the city is very big, then two or more vampires may divide it amongst themselves). This biological mechanism keeps the vampire population low. The territoriality only develops after about 6 months, allowing the newly-turned vampire to learn from his or her maker before being forced to leave. A human family is used to keep track of vampire habitats in order to avoid unnecessary rivalries, passing down the information from father to son and being called by a vampire who wants to move. The only known way of incapacitating a vampire appears to be the Iluminación del Sol, a Chinese-made device (named by a Spanish Inquisitor) that incapacitates a vampire when pressed into his or her chest.
** At least one human was able to figure out how to keep himself alive for centuries through the use of vampire blood.
** Interestingly, one episode shows that even a vampire is not immune to [[TakenForGranite Medusa's gaze]].



* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''[='=]s Paige was partially turned into a vamp. They have a hierarchy similar to bees. In order to save Paige before she finished transforming, her sisters killed the vampire queen, freeing Paige and causing every other vampire in that clan to die instantly. They have the standard vampire weaknesses and their eyes are extremely sensitive to light making them wear sunglasses in bright places.
* In "Justice is Served", a first-season episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', a nutritionist with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyria Porphyria]] liquifies human organs and drinks them to get the enzymes she needs. Interestingly, porphyria is often cited as a possible influence for the creation of vampire myths, as the symptoms of some forms of it can mimic vampire traits; extreme pallor and sensitivity to light, receding gums which make the teeth appear longer, mental disturbances such as paranoia and hallucinations, etc. However, since vamps being harmed by sunlight is a recent invention, this speculation is questioned just as often.
* ''{{Series/CSI NY}}'' meanwhile, had a group of otherwise regular humans who belonged to a vampire church/religion group. Blood exchange was from consensual donors, and when someone is initiated into the group, they get a tattoo on the arm. It's based on a group that exists in RealLife.



* ''Series/TheStrain'' has somewhat traditional vampires (burned by sunlight, vulnerable to silver, etc.), except that the vampirism is spread by virus-carrying worms. The vampires also have long, tongue-like "stingers," and appear on video and in reflections (although their images seem to vibrate in silver mirrors). The show hasn't yet addressed the effects of crosses or garlic.
* ''{{Series/Ultraviolet}}'' has "leeches" (vampires) who are susceptible to ultraviolet rays (found in sunlight), do not show up on any electrical or photographic audiovisual equipment (they can't even use telephones without an electronic speech synthesiser), and are injured by carbon-based bullets. They also violently burn to ash when killed by any means, with enough energy discharged to cause serious damage to anything too close, but if another vampire spills blood on their remains they can regenerate, which is why the vampire hunters must gather up the ashes and keep them locked away. They appear to have super healing, but damage done by sunlight never heals. However, they are visually identical to humans, and don't even have fangs.

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* ''Series/TheStrain'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' has somewhat introduces the Atavus (again) in its final season. Unlike the other 2 times they introduced them, these Atavus look very similar to humans (but with slight animalistic characteristics) and do not possess the Shaqarava - an organ possessed by several species (and [[HalfHumanHybrid Liam Kincaid]]) that allows energy to be channeled through the palms. They have extendable glowing claws that, apparently, rip into the victim's soul and drain the life force. This is their main method of feeding. Projectile weapons have no effect on the Atavus due to their HealingFactor and semi-EnergyBeing nature. Energy weapons work fairly well, though, although you're unlikely to get a OneHitKill, except with the {{Hand Cannon}}s introduced in the series finale. The Atavus cannot turn a human into one of them. However, they can use their stasis pods to turn a human into a human/Atavus hybrid. They can (and need to) feed as the Atavus but look human. They are also loyal to their masters. Being aliens, the Atavus are not repelled by any vampire wards. It's also mentioned that the Atavus don't need to feed on living beings on their homeworld.
** It's implied that these Atavus don't have the Shaqarava because they came to Earth before the Taelon/Jaridian split on their homeworld and the introduction of the Shaqarava by the Kimera. The other 2 times we see the Atavus, they may be the Taelon-specific variant after the Kimera "adjustments" but before the introduction of the [[HiveMind Commonality]]. It's implied that there's some sort of natural energy field on the Atavus homeworld that keeps them fed.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': The show's vampires are rather
traditional vampires (burned by sunlight, in many ways. They are vulnerable to silver, etc.), except fire, sunlight,garlic, stakes and crosses (and other holy objects...the Egyptian sun disk affected Divia the same way as a cross would have) They can fly and have a sort of infrared heat vision when vamped out. They get yellow eyes when vamped out. Usually they don't show up in mirrors, but Nick does due to his humanity (and budget constraints). He also has something of a tolerance where holy objects are concerned,though not for long. Turning, or 'bringing across' requires the usual mutual blood exchange. And a newborn vamp that the eats something other than human gets fixated on that species, and they're called a carouche. The vampirism is spread by virus-carrying worms. The mostly scientific, related to an alteration in DNA or RNA, and at least one drug can reverse it, but it creates an addiction to the drug then. It's also possible to become human through a process involving a bond with a human, and a severe emotional trauma. They share a mindlink with sires, siblings and children that lets them sense their presence. And they can survive as an essence if there's evil energy around and revive, like Divia did. Oh, and apparently, drinking animal blood will feed them, but it leaves them a bit weaker than their human-drinking counterparts. They have a strict code of masquerade maintenance as well.
* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' the
vampires are different even from the ones in [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn the movie]]:
** They are called Culebras, the Spanish word for snake, which they resemble closely instead of bats. They have fangs that fold into their palates instead of retracting into their gums and inject venom. They
also have long, tongue-like "stingers," snake-like scales and appear on video skin when transformed.
** They are unaffected by crosses.
** Bullets can hurt
and in reflections (although incapacitate them but they can only be killed by destroying their images seem hearts, at which point their bodies [[NoBodyLeftBehind turn to vibrate dust]].
** They can walk
in silver mirrors). The show hasn't yet addressed the effects of crosses or garlic.
* ''{{Series/Ultraviolet}}'' has "leeches" (vampires) who are susceptible to ultraviolet rays (found in sunlight), do not show up on any electrical or photographic audiovisual equipment (they can't even use telephones
sunlight without an electronic speech synthesiser), much trouble if they have fed recently, but eventually it starts to burn them.
** After draining their victims they can absorb their memories
and are injured [[FaceStealer shapeshift into their form]]. Itís implied they do this by carbon-based bullets. [[YourSoulIsMine feeding on the personís soul]] as well as their blood.
** They can consciously decide not to inject their venom when they bite someone, allowing them to feed on that person without turning them.
**
They also violently burn enjoy eating [[ImAHumanitarian human flesh and organs]], in addition to ash when killed by any means, with enough energy discharged to cause serious damage to anything too close, the blood.
** [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/07/robert-rodriguez-interview-dusk-till-dawn/ According to]] WordOfGod, [[spoiler:the creatures are in fact not really vampires,
but something very similar and more ancient.]]
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has Murcielagos,
if another vampire spills blood on their remains they can regenerate, which as is why stated in-univere Wesens inspired the vampire hunters must gather up different creatures of folklore, then Murcielagos looks a lot like the ashes classic {{Nosferatu}} and keep them locked away. They appear to have super healing, but damage done by sunlight never heals. However, they are visually identical to humans, and don't even have fangs.could also be the inspiration for the turning-into-bat part of the myth, in a similar way how the Blutbad was the inspiration for the werewolf myth.



* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': Comic relief simian-looking villain Totbat is a vampire. He doesn't need blood, given that he's never drank it even once, but he wants to. Sunlight has no ill effect on him or anything, and the fact that he's a vampire only comes up one time. In fact, it was such a minor aspect that it was dropped from his ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' counterpart Baboo.
* ''Koishite'' Akuma (The Loving Demon) is a Japanese vampire drama similar to Twilight: the new boy in town is a budding vampire who falls in love with a human at school and struggles with his urges to guzzle blood and sleep in coffins.
* ''Series/LostTapes'' has two vampiric [[DoingInTheWizard animal monsters]] as antagonists. The first are featured in the episode "Cave Demons" as nearly man-sized semi-vampiric/predatory bats with impressive wingspreads. The second was out and out called a vampire and is a horrible brutally animalistic, but living, creature the feeds on blood from humans and small animals it can catch. The episode also portrays its lair as something akin to a raccoon's or a pack rats, as it lives in the basement of a [[HauntedHouse old home]]. There's a third vampire, the Strigoi, which is a supernatural creature, capable of invisibility, shape-shifting, and other supernatural powers.
* In ''Series/TheMiddleman'', vampires can tell all about a victim from one sip of blood, including their motivations and thoughts. And they can only be killed by a stake of purest Carpathian wood. And sometimes their souls can get trapped in evil puppets.
* In the ''Series/{{Monsters}}'' episode "Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites", a couple of teenage boys investigate the local barbershop, noticing that the barbers have been around for a very long time without aging and that customers sneak in carrying large bottles of blood. One of them is convinced that the barbers are vampires, while his friend (the narrator who is recounting this tale from his youth to a barber) thinks he's nuts. It turns out that the barbers aren't vampires, but they are in league with one. The barbers explain to the narrator that vampires used to be the stereotypical monsters seen in classic horror films, but over the centuries they have become giant near-immobile ''leeches''. The barbers of the world are the vampires' caretakers -- they and their customers give large quantities of their own blood to the vampires in exchange for small quantities of the vampires' blood which allows humans to live for a very long time (hence why the barbers don't seem to age). The barbers try to convince the narrator and his friend to join them by letting them taste their master's blood. In the present day, it's shown that the two accepted the offer.



* One episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' had Mulder and Scully investigate a series of vampire-like tourist killings in a small town. They went to investigate, and it turns out the ''entire town'' was vampires. They were able to go out in daylight, and even eat normal food. They also had OCD, which saved a drugged Mulder's life when he threw a bag of sunflower seeds at the one malicious vampire instead of grabbing his gun. He then blacks out, and comes to just after the vampire has finished and is about to bite him. Mulder is trapped in a trailer while the entire town surrounds it, and wakes up the next morning in their rental car, with the entire town gone. Scully, meanwhile, had a very informative chat with the local sheriff - right before he drugged her, while explaining that the vampire that had gone after Mulder and other victims "just isn't who we are any more. Still, though he is a moron, he is one of ours".
** Another episode, 3 (not starring Scully; she missed that episode) starred three vampires and a vampire wannabe. These vampires always killed their food, and were extremely vulnerable to sunlight. Exactly how you turn someone into a vampire isn't clear (the usual blood sharing is presumably required), the final step requires them to kill someone who truly believe that vampires exist. More interestingly, they cannot be permanently killed by any non-vampires, though this is their only real super power aside from being a little stronger and tougher than normal humans.
*** This same episode has one of the vampires claim that he can't be seen in mirrors; An uncharacteristically skeptical Mulder surreptitiously holds up a metal lighter while turning away and sees said vampire's reflection. While it's never explained, it's possible this means that the whole "no reflection" thing strictly applies to proper mirrors, not other reflective surfaces.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has a race of beings known as the Wraith. The Wraith were once insects who [[HollywoodEvolution evolved to a human-like state]], but still retain their most basic instincts, which is to feed off of beings by sucking the life force (literally) out of your body with their hands, to rejuvenate their own life. Doing so renders them biologically immortal, some having been around for many thousands of years. It is unknown whether a Wraith can starve to death although there is an instance where one went delirious and spoke in haikus. Feeding causes the target to age rapidly until they die; even partially fed victims die most of the time due to the levels of trauma involved. In fact, the human body would shut down far too fast for their liking, were it not for the special enzyme transferred into the victim that makes them somewhat more resistant to it. Said enzyme is produced by a set of glands in their forearms and can be used as a highly addictive [[PsychoSerum combat drug]] for humans.
** It is said that Wraiths have a HealingFactor dependent on when they fed last. A well-fed Wraith can knock humans across walls and swallow up to forty bullets before dying - as Sheppard puts it, "I can see you just fed which means your regenerative powers are at their highest... but I seriously doubt you can grow a new head". However, their physiology is similar enough to humans that Wraith weapons designed to stun humans work on their owners as well. Additionally, a retrovirus can suppress the insect DNA, transforming the Wraith in question into a regular human with amnesia (temporarily unless a viral inhibitor dose is also used regularly).
** They're known to have a great weakness: a virus that makes a human not only immune to Wraith feeding, it also kills the offending Wraith. Plus, although they have a hive-like hierarchical society, they are quite willing to kill each other or resort to cannibalism if there's not enough food for all of them (as in the case of the show). In a sharp difference to vampires from other fiction, Wraiths can actually reverse the feeding process and transfer their own life force into someone else to heal them and restore their youth. They never do this lightly and reserve it to their closest worshippers and comrades only. Another weakness is revealed later: Wraith children are omnivores and can sustain themselves on any kinds of normal food but once they reach puberty, their digestive tract reverts to a dormant state. Hence the need for vampirism. In the final season, a modified version of the Wraith-to-human retrovirus is available to leave the subject as a Wraith but removes their feeding orifice, reactivating their digestive tract instead.
*** One episode shows a high-ranking Wraith regularly visiting a human world for a fine dinner with (presumably) wine. While it provides no nourishment to him, he is shown enjoying the sensation. This implies that the digestive tract is working but doesn't provide the required nutrients.
* In "Justice is Served", a first-season episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', a nutritionist with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyria Porphyria]] liquifies human organs and drinks them to get the enzymes she needs. Interestingly, porphyria is often cited as a possible influence for the creation of vampire myths, as the symptoms of some forms of it can mimic vampire traits; extreme pallor and sensitivity to light, receding gums which make the teeth appear longer, mental disturbances such as paranoia and hallucinations, etc. However, since vamps being harmed by sunlight is a recent invention, this speculation is questioned just as often.
* ''{{Series/CSI NY}}'' meanwhile, had a group of otherwise regular humans who belonged to a vampire church/religion group. Blood exchange was from consensual donors, and when someone is initiated into the group, they get a tattoo on the arm. It's based on a group that exists in RealLife.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Tragically few details are given about the specific vampiric nature of Count von Count, but he is known to have the obsessive-compulsive bit (as his name suggests, he loves counting things, even to the exclusion of going after victims) and is suggested to have control of the weather (as DramaticThunder can always be heard whenever he laughs). Uniquely, he also has purple skin, although whether this is a result of vampirism, puppet-ism, or the combination of the two is unknown. He has been seen in the sun, although, again, his lack of actual skin brings into question whether other vampires of his world are similarly immune or if it is a puppet advantage.
* In the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Man Trap", there was a "salt vampire" (a FanNickname for what was officially called "the M-113 Creature") that could look like its victim's ideal love/sex object. This allowed it to find victims when straight salt wasn't available.

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* One episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' had Mulder and Scully investigate a series of vampire-like tourist killings in a small town. They went to investigate, and it turns out the ''entire town'' was 60s family sitcom ''Series/TheMunsters'' has friendly vampires. They were able to go out in daylight, and even eat normal food. They also had OCD, which saved a drugged Mulder's life when he threw a bag The Dracula part of sunflower seeds at the one malicious vampire instead family is made of grabbing his gun. He then blacks out, and comes to just after the vampire has finished and is about to bite him. Mulder is trapped in a trailer while the entire town surrounds it, and wakes up the next morning in their rental car, with the entire town gone. Scully, meanwhile, had a very informative chat with the local sheriff - right before he drugged her, while explaining that the vampire that had gone after Mulder and other victims "just isn't who we are any more. Still, though he is a moron, he is one of ours".
** Another episode, 3 (not starring Scully; she missed that episode) starred three
vampires and a vampire wannabe. These vampires always killed their food, werewolves. Lily Munster, the family's matriarch and were extremely vulnerable to sunlight. Exactly how you turn someone into a vampire isn't clear (the usual blood sharing is her father Sam Dracula a.k.a. Grandpa are vampires. Marilyn presumably required), is a vampire too as she is the final step requires them to kill someone who truly believe that daughter and granddaughter of vampires exist. More interestingly, they cannot be permanently killed by any non-vampires, though this (though she is their only real super power aside from being a little stronger "deform" vampire and tougher than therefore looks like a perfectly normal humans.
*** This same episode
human girl for her family's dismay). Eddie, Lily's son, is a werewolf but has one of the vampires claim that he can't be seen some vampiric behaviors. Vampires in mirrors; An uncharacteristically skeptical Mulder surreptitiously holds up a metal lighter while turning away and sees said vampire's reflection. While it's never explained, it's possible this means that the whole "no reflection" thing strictly applies universe have no problem with sunlight, seem to proper mirrors, not other reflective surfaces.be immortal but can grow old with time and don't need human blood to survive though, they do like it. The Grandpa in particular can also turn into bat and wolf.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has a race of beings known as the Wraith. The Wraith were once insects who [[HollywoodEvolution evolved to a human-like state]], but still retain their most basic instincts, which is to feed off of beings by sucking the life force (literally) out of your body with their hands, to rejuvenate their own life. Doing so renders them biologically immortal, some having been around for many thousands of years. It is unknown whether a Wraith can starve to death although there is an instance where one went delirious and spoke vamps in haikus. Feeding causes the target to age rapidly until they die; even partially fed victims die ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'' have most of the time due to strengths and weaknesses of the levels of trauma involved. In fact, the human body would shut down far too fast for their liking, were it not for the special enzyme transferred into the victim that makes them somewhat more resistant to it. Said enzyme is produced by a set of glands in their forearms and standard vamps but can be used as a highly addictive [[PsychoSerum combat drug]] for humans.
** It is said that Wraiths have a HealingFactor dependent on when they fed last. A well-fed Wraith can knock humans across walls and swallow up to forty bullets before dying - as Sheppard puts it, "I can see you just fed which means your regenerative powers are at their highest... but I seriously doubt you can grow a new head". However, their physiology is similar enough to humans that Wraith weapons designed to stun humans work on their owners as well. Additionally, a retrovirus can suppress the insect DNA, transforming the Wraith
go out in question into a regular human with amnesia (temporarily unless a viral inhibitor dose is also used regularly).
** They're known to have a great weakness: a virus that makes a human not only immune to Wraith feeding, it also kills the offending Wraith. Plus,
sunlight, although they have a hive-like hierarchical society, they are quite willing to kill each other or resort to cannibalism if there's not enough food for all of them (as in the case of the show). In a sharp difference to vampires from other fiction, Wraiths can actually reverse the feeding process and transfer their own life force into someone else to heal them and restore their youth. wear sunglasses. They never do this lightly and reserve it to their closest worshippers and comrades only. Another weakness is revealed later: Wraith children are omnivores can't change shape but can fly, can be destroyed by holy water (the VampireHunter 's sidearm of choice being a Super Soaker filled with it), and can sustain themselves live on any kinds of normal food but once they reach puberty, their digestive tract reverts to a dormant state. Hence the need for vampirism. In the final season, a modified version of the Wraith-to-human retrovirus is available to leave the subject as a Wraith but removes their feeding orifice, reactivating their digestive tract instead.
*** One episode shows a high-ranking Wraith regularly visiting a human world for a fine dinner with (presumably) wine. While it provides no nourishment to him, he is shown enjoying the sensation. This implies that the digestive tract is working but doesn't provide the required nutrients.
* In "Justice is Served", a first-season episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', a nutritionist with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porphyria Porphyria]] liquifies human organs and drinks them to get the enzymes she needs. Interestingly, porphyria is often cited as a possible influence for the creation of vampire myths, as the symptoms of some forms of it can mimic vampire traits;
animal blood or in extreme pallor circumstances normal food.
* Vampires in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' are very similar to the classic Victorian vampire, as the series is based on the original literature of the period. Vampires are shown to be dwellers of dark places, act a lot like animals
and sensitivity to light, receding gums which make the teeth appear longer, mental disturbances such can't pass as paranoia and hallucinations, etc. However, since vamps being harmed by sunlight is a recent invention, this speculation is questioned just as often.
* ''{{Series/CSI NY}}'' meanwhile, had a group of otherwise regular
normal humans as they look too pale and sick, except for their leader, Dracula, who belonged to apparently is Lucifer's brother.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Count Nocturne from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' is
a vampire church/religion group. Blood exchange MonsterOfTheWeek who was transformed from consensual donors, and when someone is initiated a [[SpaceX lunar bat]]. He manages to bite Carlos, starting to turn the teen into the group, they get a tattoo on the arm. It's based on vampire as well. The other Rangers are able to subdue their friend and Alpha administers a group temporary antidote that exists in RealLife.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Tragically few details are given about
breaks Carlos free. It starts to wear off during the specific vampiric nature of fight, but Carlos is able to resist long enough to blow the Count von Count, up with the Rescue Turbo Megazord. This breaks the spell.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce,'' Necrolai is the queen of vampires. Being the queen makes her and those directly sired by her immune to the usual weaknesses. She herself gets true immortality as a perk: no matter how thoroughly you destroy her and no matter what AppliedPhlebotinum you use to do it, she'll re-form. However, [[spoiler: a little while after her HeelFaceTurn, she transformed into a human after using her stored LifeEnergy to bring those who'd died during the GrandFinale battle back to life, apparently losing her powers. It would seem that role has fallen to her daughter Leelee [[SignificantAnagram Pimvare]] now, since the Book of Prophecy says she will become the new queen.]] When it comes to turning others into vampires, any vampire can do that, it seems,
but he is known to they will have the obsessive-compulsive bit (as his name suggests, he loves counting things, even to the exclusion of going after victims) and is suggested to have control of the weather (as DramaticThunder can always be heard whenever he laughs). Uniquely, he also has purple skin, although whether this is a result of vampirism, puppet-ism, or the combination of the two is unknown. He has been seen in the sun, although, again, his lack of actual skin brings into question whether other vampires of his world are similarly immune or if it is a puppet advantage.
* In the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Man Trap",
weaknesses - there was a "salt vampire" (a FanNickname for what was officially called "the M-113 Creature") that could look like its victim's ideal love/sex object. This allowed it rush to find victims when straight salt wasn't available. take down the vampire MonsterOfTheWeek (whose monster form is actually based on a venus flytrap) before dawn, lest all the newly created vampire minions get nuked.



* In ''Series/TheMiddleman'', vampires can tell all about a victim from one sip of blood, including their motivations and thoughts. And they can only be killed by a stake of purest Carpathian wood. And sometimes their souls can get trapped in evil puppets.

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* In ''Series/TheMiddleman'', Vampires in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' once ruled the world due to being better than humans in pretty much every way (getting thrown off a skyscraper fails to faze one). Eventually the other species rose up and wiped them out but their genes lived on in a few families. Nikola Tesla accidentally turned himself into one when he injected the last remaining vampire blood into himself. They have spikes that come out of their fingers, hugely dilated eyes and ignore sunlight.
** These
vampires can tell all about cannot be staked. In his first appearance, Tesla was impaled against a victim from one sip of blood, including their motivations cave wall and thoughts. And they can only be was mildly annoyed (ruined a good suit). He was then impaled by [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Druitt]]'s hand and was thought to have been killed until revealed to have survived. Explosions, especially of the nuclear kind, work well, though.
** Amusingly, Tesla is prone to ranting about the various misconceptions that the media holds about vampires, claiming the fact that his kind are believed to be allergic to garlic and able to transform into bats at will is "beyond insulting." He also states that holy water does nothing more than leave a bad taste in a vampire's mouth, and claims that many vampiric weaknesses are simply propaganda spread
by the church.
** There's also more to turning
a stake human into a vampire than a simple bite. Tesla worked for decades trying to figure out how to make more like him without the source blood.
*** He ends up injecting a bunch
of purest Carpathian wood. And sometimes their souls spoiled rich kids with a virus that will slowly, over decades, turn them into vampires (although without Tesla's electric powers). Then one of them has a car accident, causing the virus to ''instantly'' turn him. He proceeds to kill his friends, who have also undergone the "drug rehab treatment". They accidentally, kill another guy when they assume that biting will work, but then one of them, a pre-med, quickly figures out Tesla's method and copies it.
*** Naturally, Tesla has a device that
can get trapped in evil puppets.be activated with his electric powers and turn a vampire back into a human. Bad news is, one of the teens uses the device to turn ''Tesla'' back into a human, although his electric power turns into a magnetic one. Later, after finding frozen bodies of actual vampires, Tesla injects himself with the blood of a vampire queen and is re-turned.



* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', vampires need to eat, sleep and use the restroom in spite of being dead and having no heartbeat. They don't need to drink blood, but do experience intense cravings for it akin to an incurable drug addiction. They have to drink quite a lot of it to stave off their cravings, virtually assuring that they kill their victims. Blood that is not fresh gives them almost no relief. Their eyes go completely black when they're angered or feeding. Vampires are attached to their creator and are able to locate them from a distance. Sunlight causes them no ill effects, but they seem to have a mild dislike for it. A stake through the heart kills them. People wielding signs of faith (including holy symbols and recitations from the Bible) can ward them off, but they can overcome this problem for a short while after feeding. They need an invitation to enter homes, although the "Old Ones" have found out ways around this, and cannot be seen in recordings or reflections in silver-backed mirrors. Their reflections can, however, be seen in windows and on the chassis of cars. They can sense werewolves instinctively and see ghosts without effort. They are stronger and faster than humans, but not immensely so. They turn into dust when killed.
** There are minor changes in the [[Series/BeingHumanUS SyFy Channel remake]]. The physical need seems to be a larger component and they heal by drinking blood. Whether holy symbols affect them has not been addressed but Aidan was able to enter a church.
** It has been established that articles of faith work if the person wielding them consider the vampire a threat. For instance, Aidan keeps watch over Josh's Star of David when Josh transforms, and it causes him no harm. Later in the series, Josh is able to repel some antagonistic vampires with the symbol. The reason given for it not harming Aidan is their close friendship and Josh not considering him a threat.
* The vampire in ''Series/TheVampyrASoapOpera'' has a special condition for remaining a vampire: he must kill three women in three nights, or he is doomed to hell. This idea comes from John Polidori's "Literature/TheVampyre" and its theatrical adaptations, especially the opera ''Theatre/DerVampyr'' upon which the miniseries is based. Additionally in ''Der Vampyr'' (and originally from ''The Vampyre''), vampires can be injured by normal weapons, but heal when they lay in the moonlight.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''[='=]s Paige was partially turned into a vamp. They have a hierarchy similar to bees. In order to save Paige before she finished transforming, her sisters killed the vampire queen, freeing Paige and causing every other vampire in that clan to die instantly. They have the standard vampire weaknesses and their eyes are extremely sensitive to light making them wear sunglasses in bright places.
* Vampires from ''Series/YoungDracula'' have most of the stereotypical abilities and weaknesses, except for the ability to throw fireballs. There's also no mention of them being affected by holy symbols, garlic and garlic juice being used instead, presumably to avoid [[MoralGuardians offending anyone]]. They can also be born mostly human until they're exposed to their SuperpoweredEvilSide. Not being able to travel over water was brought up in one episode as a minor plot point.

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* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', ''Series/SesameStreet'': Tragically few details are given about the specific vampiric nature of Count von Count, but he is known to have the obsessive-compulsive bit (as his name suggests, he loves counting things, even to the exclusion of going after victims) and is suggested to have control of the weather (as DramaticThunder can always be heard whenever he laughs). Uniquely, he also has purple skin, although whether this is a result of vampirism, puppet-ism, or the combination of the two is unknown. He has been seen in the sun, although, again, his lack of actual skin brings into question whether other vampires need to eat, sleep and use of his world are similarly immune or if it is a puppet advantage.
* In
the restroom ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Man Trap", there was a "salt vampire" (a FanNickname for what was officially called "the M-113 Creature") that could look like its victim's ideal love/sex object. This allowed it to find victims when straight salt wasn't available.
* Since KryptoniteIsEverywhere
in spite ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', it makes perfect sense that a girl named [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] [[ShoutOut Sanders]] in a vampire sorority was bitten by a mutated bat from a cave with [[GreenRocks meteor-rock]] infected stalactites. She is vaporized by Lana, who gained heat vision after biting Clark. There is also a cure for this.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has a race
of being dead and beings known as the Wraith. The Wraith were once insects who [[HollywoodEvolution evolved to a human-like state]], but still retain their most basic instincts, which is to feed off of beings by sucking the life force (literally) out of your body with their hands, to rejuvenate their own life. Doing so renders them biologically immortal, some having no heartbeat. They don't need to drink blood, but do experience intense cravings been around for it akin to an incurable drug addiction. They have to drink quite a lot many thousands of it to stave off their cravings, virtually assuring that they kill their victims. Blood that years. It is not fresh gives them almost no relief. Their eyes go completely black when they're angered or feeding. Vampires are attached to their creator and are able to locate them from unknown whether a distance. Sunlight causes them no ill effects, but they seem to have a mild dislike for it. A stake through the heart kills them. People wielding signs of faith (including holy symbols and recitations from the Bible) Wraith can ward them off, but they can overcome this problem for a short while after feeding. They need an invitation starve to enter homes, death although the "Old Ones" have found out ways around this, there is an instance where one went delirious and cannot be seen spoke in recordings or reflections in silver-backed mirrors. Their reflections can, however, be seen in windows and on the chassis of cars. They can sense werewolves instinctively and see ghosts without effort. They are stronger and faster than humans, but not immensely so. They turn into dust when killed.
** There are minor changes in the [[Series/BeingHumanUS SyFy Channel remake]]. The physical need seems to be a larger component and they heal by drinking blood. Whether holy symbols affect them has not been addressed but Aidan was able to enter a church.
** It has been established that articles of faith work if the person wielding them consider the vampire a threat. For instance, Aidan keeps watch over Josh's Star of David when Josh transforms, and it
haikus. Feeding causes him no harm. Later in the series, Josh is able target to repel some antagonistic vampires with the symbol. The reason given for it not harming Aidan is their close friendship and Josh not considering him a threat.
* The vampire in ''Series/TheVampyrASoapOpera'' has a special condition for remaining a vampire: he must kill three women in three nights, or he is doomed to hell. This idea comes from John Polidori's "Literature/TheVampyre" and its theatrical adaptations, especially the opera ''Theatre/DerVampyr'' upon which the miniseries is based. Additionally in ''Der Vampyr'' (and originally from ''The Vampyre''), vampires can be injured by normal weapons, but heal when
age rapidly until they lay in the moonlight.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''[='=]s Paige was
die; even partially turned into a vamp. They have a hierarchy similar to bees. In order to save Paige before she finished transforming, her sisters killed the vampire queen, freeing Paige and causing every other vampire in that clan to fed victims die instantly. They have the standard vampire weaknesses and their eyes are extremely sensitive to light making them wear sunglasses in bright places.
* Vampires from ''Series/YoungDracula'' have
most of the stereotypical abilities and weaknesses, except time due to the levels of trauma involved. In fact, the human body would shut down far too fast for their liking, were it not for the ability special enzyme transferred into the victim that makes them somewhat more resistant to throw fireballs. There's it. Said enzyme is produced by a set of glands in their forearms and can be used as a highly addictive [[PsychoSerum combat drug]] for humans.
** It is said that Wraiths have a HealingFactor dependent on when they fed last. A well-fed Wraith can knock humans across walls and swallow up to forty bullets before dying - as Sheppard puts it, "I can see you just fed which means your regenerative powers are at their highest... but I seriously doubt you can grow a new head". However, their physiology is similar enough to humans that Wraith weapons designed to stun humans work on their owners as well. Additionally, a retrovirus can suppress the insect DNA, transforming the Wraith in question into a regular human with amnesia (temporarily unless a viral inhibitor dose is
also no mention of them being affected by holy symbols, garlic and garlic juice being used instead, presumably regularly).
** They're known
to avoid [[MoralGuardians have a great weakness: a virus that makes a human not only immune to Wraith feeding, it also kills the offending anyone]]. Wraith. Plus, although they have a hive-like hierarchical society, they are quite willing to kill each other or resort to cannibalism if there's not enough food for all of them (as in the case of the show). In a sharp difference to vampires from other fiction, Wraiths can actually reverse the feeding process and transfer their own life force into someone else to heal them and restore their youth. They can also be born mostly human until they're exposed never do this lightly and reserve it to their SuperpoweredEvilSide. Not being able closest worshippers and comrades only. Another weakness is revealed later: Wraith children are omnivores and can sustain themselves on any kinds of normal food but once they reach puberty, their digestive tract reverts to travel over water was brought up in one a dormant state. Hence the need for vampirism. In the final season, a modified version of the Wraith-to-human retrovirus is available to leave the subject as a Wraith but removes their feeding orifice, reactivating their digestive tract instead.
*** One
episode as shows a minor plot point.high-ranking Wraith regularly visiting a human world for a fine dinner with (presumably) wine. While it provides no nourishment to him, he is shown enjoying the sensation. This implies that the digestive tract is working but doesn't provide the required nutrients.



* ''Series/LostTapes'' has two vampiric [[DoingInTheWizard animal monsters]] as antagonists. The first are featured in the episode "Cave Demons" as nearly man-sized semi-vampiric/predatory bats with impressive wingspreads. The second was out and out called a vampire and is a horrible brutally animalistic, but living, creature the feeds on blood from humans and small animals it can catch. The episode also portrays its lair as something akin to a raccoon's or a pack rats, as it lives in the basement of a [[HauntedHouse old home]]. There's a third vampire, the Strigoi, which is a supernatural creature, capable of invisibility, shape-shifting, and other supernatural powers.
* In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' vampires are extremely fast, are repelled by both garlic and pumpkins (Why people created jack o' lanterns) can go out in the day if they avoid direct sunlight and sleep in coffins. They can turn into bats or just make their arms into batwings so they can fly.

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* ''Series/LostTapes'' ''Series/TheStrain'' has two vampiric [[DoingInTheWizard animal monsters]] as antagonists. The first are featured in the episode "Cave Demons" as nearly man-sized semi-vampiric/predatory bats with impressive wingspreads. The second was out and out called a vampire and is a horrible brutally animalistic, but living, creature the feeds on blood from humans and small animals it can catch. The episode also portrays its lair as something akin to a raccoon's or a pack rats, as it lives in the basement of a [[HauntedHouse old home]]. There's a third vampire, the Strigoi, which is a supernatural creature, capable of invisibility, shape-shifting, and other supernatural powers.
* In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
somewhat traditional vampires are extremely fast, are repelled (burned by both garlic sunlight, vulnerable to silver, etc.), except that the vampirism is spread by virus-carrying worms. The vampires also have long, tongue-like "stingers," and pumpkins (Why people created jack o' lanterns) can go out in the day if they avoid direct sunlight appear on video and sleep in coffins. They can turn into bats or just make reflections (although their arms into batwings so they can fly.images seem to vibrate in silver mirrors). The show hasn't yet addressed the effects of crosses or garlic.



* Vampires in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' once ruled the world due to being better than humans in pretty much every way (getting thrown off a skyscraper fails to faze one). Eventually the other species rose up and wiped them out but their genes lived on in a few families. Nikola Tesla accidentally turned himself into one when he injected the last remaining vampire blood into himself. They have spikes that come out of their fingers, hugely dilated eyes and ignore sunlight.
** These vampires cannot be staked. In his first appearance, Tesla was impaled against a cave wall and was mildly annoyed (ruined a good suit). He was then impaled by [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Druitt]]'s hand and was thought to have been killed until revealed to have survived. Explosions, especially of the nuclear kind, work well, though.
** Amusingly, Tesla is prone to ranting about the various misconceptions that the media holds about vampires, claiming the fact that his kind are believed to be allergic to garlic and able to transform into bats at will is "beyond insulting." He also states that holy water does nothing more than leave a bad taste in a vampire's mouth, and claims that many vampiric weaknesses are simply propaganda spread by the church.
** There's also more to turning a human into a vampire than a simple bite. Tesla worked for decades trying to figure out how to make more like him without the source blood.
*** He ends up injecting a bunch of spoiled rich kids with a virus that will slowly, over decades, turn them into vampires (although without Tesla's electric powers). Then one of them has a car accident, causing the virus to ''instantly'' turn him. He proceeds to kill his friends, who have also undergone the "drug rehab treatment". They accidentally, kill another guy when they assume that biting will work, but then one of them, a pre-med, quickly figures out Tesla's method and copies it.
*** Naturally, Tesla has a device that can be activated with his electric powers and turn a vampire back into a human. Bad news is, one of the teens uses the device to turn ''Tesla'' back into a human, although his electric power turns into a magnetic one. Later, after finding frozen bodies of actual vampires, Tesla injects himself with the blood of a vampire queen and is re-turned.
* ''Koishite'' Akuma (The Loving Demon) is a Japanese vampire drama similar to Twilight: the new boy in town is a budding vampire who falls in love with a human at school and struggles with his urges to guzzle blood and sleep in coffins.

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* Vampires ''{{Series/Ultraviolet}}'' has "leeches" (vampires) who are susceptible to ultraviolet rays (found in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' once ruled the world due to being better than humans in pretty much every way (getting thrown off a skyscraper fails to faze one). Eventually the other species rose sunlight), do not show up on any electrical or photographic audiovisual equipment (they can't even use telephones without an electronic speech synthesiser), and wiped them out are injured by carbon-based bullets. They also violently burn to ash when killed by any means, with enough energy discharged to cause serious damage to anything too close, but if another vampire spills blood on their genes lived on in a few families. Nikola Tesla accidentally turned himself into one when he injected remains they can regenerate, which is why the last vampire hunters must gather up the ashes and keep them locked away. They appear to have super healing, but damage done by sunlight never heals. However, they are visually identical to humans, and don't even have fangs.
* The vampire in ''Series/TheVampyrASoapOpera'' has a special condition for
remaining vampire blood into himself. They have spikes that come out of their fingers, hugely dilated eyes a vampire: he must kill three women in three nights, or he is doomed to hell. This idea comes from John Polidori's "Literature/TheVampyre" and ignore sunlight.
** These vampires cannot be staked. In his first appearance, Tesla was impaled against a cave wall and was mildly annoyed (ruined a good suit). He was then impaled by [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Druitt]]'s hand and was thought to have been killed until revealed to have survived. Explosions,
its theatrical adaptations, especially of the nuclear kind, work well, though.
** Amusingly, Tesla is prone to ranting about
opera ''Theatre/DerVampyr'' upon which the various misconceptions that the media holds about vampires, claiming the fact that his kind are believed to be allergic to garlic and able to transform into bats at will miniseries is "beyond insulting." He also states that holy water does nothing more than leave a bad taste based. Additionally in a vampire's mouth, and claims that many vampiric weaknesses are simply propaganda spread by the church.
** There's also more to turning a human into a vampire than a simple bite. Tesla worked for decades trying to figure out how to make more like him without the source blood.
*** He ends up injecting a bunch of spoiled rich kids with a virus that will slowly, over decades, turn them into
''Der Vampyr'' (and originally from ''The Vampyre''), vampires (although without Tesla's electric powers). Then one of them has a car accident, causing the virus to ''instantly'' turn him. He proceeds to kill his friends, who have also undergone the "drug rehab treatment". They accidentally, kill another guy can be injured by normal weapons, but heal when they assume that biting will work, but then one of them, a pre-med, quickly figures out Tesla's method and copies it.
*** Naturally, Tesla has a device that can be activated with his electric powers and turn a vampire back into a human. Bad news is, one of
lay in the teens uses the device to turn ''Tesla'' back into a human, although his electric power turns into a magnetic one. Later, after finding frozen bodies of actual vampires, Tesla injects himself with the blood of a vampire queen and is re-turned.
* ''Koishite'' Akuma (The Loving Demon) is a Japanese vampire drama similar to Twilight: the new boy in town is a budding vampire who falls in love with a human at school and struggles with his urges to guzzle blood and sleep in coffins.
moonlight.



* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' had black-clad, emotionless super-troopers called Mutoids who nevertheless could get upset if one called them vampires. Oh, and they sometimes fed by sucking the blood out of humans.
* The vamps in ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'' have most of the strengths and weaknesses of the standard vamps but can go out in sunlight, although they wear sunglasses. They can't change shape but can fly, can be destroyed by holy water (the VampireHunter 's sidearm of choice being a Super Soaker filled with it), and can live on animal blood or in extreme circumstances normal food.
* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' has introduces the Atavus (again) in its final season. Unlike the other 2 times they introduced them, these Atavus look very similar to humans (but with slight animalistic characteristics) and do not possess the Shaqarava - an organ possessed by several species (and [[HalfHumanHybrid Liam Kincaid]]) that allows energy to be channeled through the palms. They have extendable glowing claws that, apparently, rip into the victim's soul and drain the life force. This is their main method of feeding. Projectile weapons have no effect on the Atavus due to their HealingFactor and semi-EnergyBeing nature. Energy weapons work fairly well, though, although you're unlikely to get a OneHitKill, except with the {{Hand Cannon}}s introduced in the series finale. The Atavus cannot turn a human into one of them. However, they can use their stasis pods to turn a human into a human/Atavus hybrid. They can (and need to) feed as the Atavus but look human. They are also loyal to their masters. Being aliens, the Atavus are not repelled by any vampire wards. It's also mentioned that the Atavus don't need to feed on living beings on their homeworld.
** It's implied that these Atavus don't have the Shaqarava because they came to Earth before the Taelon/Jaridian split on their homeworld and the introduction of the Shaqarava by the Kimera. The other 2 times we see the Atavus, they may be the Taelon-specific variant after the Kimera "adjustments" but before the introduction of the [[HiveMind Commonality]]. It's implied that there's some sort of natural energy field on the Atavus homeworld that keeps them fed.
* In ''Series/BloodTies'', vampires have some of the traditional weaknesses but none of the others. Sunlight burns (all vampires instinctively know when dawn is near), blood is necessary (although killing isn't), turning is done via the drink/give blood method, a vampire can be killed with a stake to the heart (or by ''punching'' through the heart with a fist), and religious symbols are useless (Henry wears a crucifix). Vampires are fast and strong. They can also hypnotize, although this, for some reason, fails to work on Vicki (possibly, due to her poor eyesight). All vampires are extremely territorial. It's almost impossible for two vampires to be in the same city without killing each other (unless the city is very big, then two or more vampires may divide it amongst themselves). This biological mechanism keeps the vampire population low. The territoriality only develops after about 6 months, allowing the newly-turned vampire to learn from his or her maker before being forced to leave. A human family is used to keep track of vampire habitats in order to avoid unnecessary rivalries, passing down the information from father to son and being called by a vampire who wants to move. The only known way of incapacitating a vampire appears to be the Iluminación del Sol, a Chinese-made device (named by a Spanish Inquisitor) that incapacitates a vampire when pressed into his or her chest.
** At least one human was able to figure out how to keep himself alive for centuries through the use of vampire blood.
** Interestingly, one episode shows that even a vampire is not immune to [[TakenForGranite Medusa's gaze]].
* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': Comic relief simian-looking villain Totbat is a vampire. He doesn't need blood, given that he's never drank it even once, but he wants to. Sunlight has no ill effect on him or anything, and the fact that he's a vampire only comes up one time. In fact, it was such a minor aspect that it was dropped from his ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' counterpart Baboo.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Count Nocturne from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' is a vampire MonsterOfTheWeek who was transformed from a [[SpaceX lunar bat]]. He manages to bite Carlos, starting to turn the teen into a vampire as well. The other Rangers are able to subdue their friend and Alpha administers a temporary antidote that breaks Carlos free. It starts to wear off during the fight, but Carlos is able to resist long enough to blow the Count up with the Rescue Turbo Megazord. This breaks the spell.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce,'' Necrolai is the queen of vampires. Being the queen makes her and those directly sired by her immune to the usual weaknesses. She herself gets true immortality as a perk: no matter how thoroughly you destroy her and no matter what AppliedPhlebotinum you use to do it, she'll re-form. However, [[spoiler: a little while after her HeelFaceTurn, she transformed into a human after using her stored LifeEnergy to bring those who'd died during the GrandFinale battle back to life, apparently losing her powers. It would seem that role has fallen to her daughter Leelee [[SignificantAnagram Pimvare]] now, since the Book of Prophecy says she will become the new queen.]] When it comes to turning others into vampires, any vampire can do that, it seems, but they will have the weaknesses - there was a rush to take down the vampire MonsterOfTheWeek (whose monster form is actually based on a venus flytrap) before dawn, lest all the newly created vampire minions get nuked.
* Since KryptoniteIsEverywhere in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', it makes perfect sense that a girl named [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] [[ShoutOut Sanders]] in a vampire sorority was bitten by a mutated bat from a cave with [[GreenRocks meteor-rock]] infected stalactites. She is vaporized by Lana, who gained heat vision after biting Clark. There is also a cure for this.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': The show's vampires are rather traditional in many ways. They are vulnerable to fire, sunlight,garlic, stakes and crosses (and other holy objects...the Egyptian sun disk affected Divia the same way as a cross would have) They can fly and have a sort of infrared heat vision when vamped out. They get yellow eyes when vamped out. Usually they don't show up in mirrors, but Nick does due to his humanity (and budget constraints). He also has something of a tolerance where holy objects are concerned,though not for long. Turning, or 'bringing across' requires the usual mutual blood exchange. And a newborn vamp that eats something other than human gets fixated on that species, and they're called a carouche. The vampirism is mostly scientific, related to an alteration in DNA or RNA, and at least one drug can reverse it, but it creates an addiction to the drug then. It's also possible to become human through a process involving a bond with a human, and a severe emotional trauma. They share a mindlink with sires, siblings and children that lets them sense their presence. And they can survive as an essence if there's evil energy around and revive, like Divia did. Oh, and apparently, drinking animal blood will feed them, but it leaves them a bit weaker than their human-drinking counterparts. They have a strict code of masquerade maintenance as well.
* In the ''Series/{{Monsters}}'' episode "Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites", a couple of teenage boys investigate the local barbershop, noticing that the barbers have been around for a very long time without aging and that customers sneak in carrying large bottles of blood. One of them is convinced that the barbers are vampires, while his friend (the narrator who is recounting this tale from his youth to a barber) thinks he's nuts. It turns out that the barbers aren't vampires, but they are in league with one. The barbers explain to the narrator that vampires used to be the stereotypical monsters seen in classic horror films, but over the centuries they have become giant near-immobile ''leeches''. The barbers of the world are the vampires' caretakers -- they and their customers give large quantities of their own blood to the vampires in exchange for small quantities of the vampires' blood which allows humans to live for a very long time (hence why the barbers don't seem to age). The barbers try to convince the narrator and his friend to join them by letting them taste their master's blood. In the present day, it's shown that the two accepted the offer.
* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' the vampires are different even from the ones in [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn the movie]]:
** They are called Culebras, the Spanish word for snake, which they resemble closely instead of bats. They have fangs that fold into their palates instead of retracting into their gums and inject venom. They also have snake-like scales and skin when transformed.
** They are unaffected by crosses.
** Bullets can hurt and incapacitate them but they can only be killed by destroying their hearts, at which point their bodies [[NoBodyLeftBehind turn to dust]].
** They can walk in the sunlight without much trouble if they have fed recently, but eventually it starts to burn them.
** After draining their victims they can absorb their memories and [[FaceStealer shapeshift into their form]]. Itís implied they do this by [[YourSoulIsMine feeding on the personís soul]] as well as their blood.
** They can consciously decide not to inject their venom when they bite someone, allowing them to feed on that person without turning them.
** They also enjoy eating [[ImAHumanitarian human flesh and organs]], in addition to the blood.
** [[http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/07/robert-rodriguez-interview-dusk-till-dawn/ According to]] WordOfGod, [[spoiler:the creatures are in fact not really vampires, but something very similar and more ancient.]]
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury''. The episode "Space Vampire" has a creature called a Vorvon. It has the abilities of HypnoticEyes, ShapeShifting (to a floating red ball of light), VampiricDraining (of LifeEnergy), {{Invisibility}} to electronic viewing and turning the humans it killed into zombies. It can be fended off by a "power lock" instead of a crucifix and is WeakenedByTheLight of the sun.



* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel'' features vampires (the first hint was Music/LadyGaga's character being named [[BloodBath Elizabeth, aka The Countess]], plus all the references to [[HorrorHunger addiction]]), though [[NotUsingTheZWord the word itself is never used]]; instead, they're known as the "afflicted". To [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/26/american-horror-story-hotel-vampires-ryan-murphy quote]] WordOfGod:
-->'''Creator/RyanMurphy:''' I prefer the term '[[ViralTransformation ancient blood virus]]'. It's not vampires. It's really a form of hemophilia in a way. There's no capes or fangs."
** The afflicted are ageless, and one becomes 'afflicted' by drinking their blood; Elizabeth describes the transformation process to [[spoiler:Alex Lowe]] as feeling like one is dying. Sunlight does not kill them, but they are irritated and weakened by it. They are superhuman, and have advanced healing, speed, and strength, but they are vulnerable to the same things that would kill a human; as one vampire explains to a new sire, vampires don't live forever by being stupid. They subsist on blood, but notably, they don't have fangs, instead accessing blood by either slicing their victims' necks the old-fashioned way (Elizabeth has [[FemmeFatalons a blade on her fingertip]] she uses for that purpose) or by draining it with a needle and syringe. Filtering blood through a dialysis machine also apparently enriches it. As seen with [[spoiler:Valentino and Natacha]], they can technically survive decades without blood; they just get ''really'' hungry and weak, to the point where they're basically in hibernation.



* Vampires in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' are very similar to the classic Victorian vampire, as the series is based on the original literature of the period. Vampires are shown to be dwellers of dark places, act a lot like animals and can't pass as normal humans as they look too pale and sick, except for their leader, Dracula, who apparently is Lucifer's brother.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has Murcielagos, if as is stated in-univere Wesens inspired the different creatures of folklore, then Murcielagos looks a lot like the classic {{Nosferatu}} and could also be the inspiration for the turning-into-bat part of the myth, in a similar way how the Blutbad was the inspiration for the werewolf myth.
* 60s family sitcom ''Series/TheMunsters'' has friendly vampires. The Dracula part of the family is made of vampires and werewolves. Lily Munster, the family's matriarch and her father Sam Dracula a.k.a. Grandpa are vampires. Marilyn presumably is a vampire too as she is the daughter and granddaughter of vampires (though she is a "deform" vampire and therefore looks like a perfectly normal human girl for her family's dismay). Eddie, Lily's son, is a werewolf but has some vampiric behaviors. Vampires in this universe have no problem with sunlight, seem to be immortal but can grow old with time and don't need human blood to survive though, they do like it. The Grandpa in particular can also turn into bat and wolf.

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* Vampires in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' vampires are very similar to extremely fast, are repelled by both garlic and pumpkins (Why people created jack o' lanterns) can go out in the classic Victorian vampire, as the day if they avoid direct sunlight and sleep in coffins. They can turn into bats or just make their arms into batwings so they can fly.
* One episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' had Mulder and Scully investigate a
series is based on of vampire-like tourist killings in a small town. They went to investigate, and it turns out the original literature ''entire town'' was vampires. They were able to go out in daylight, and even eat normal food. They also had OCD, which saved a drugged Mulder's life when he threw a bag of sunflower seeds at the one malicious vampire instead of grabbing his gun. He then blacks out, and comes to just after the vampire has finished and is about to bite him. Mulder is trapped in a trailer while the entire town surrounds it, and wakes up the next morning in their rental car, with the entire town gone. Scully, meanwhile, had a very informative chat with the local sheriff - right before he drugged her, while explaining that the vampire that had gone after Mulder and other victims "just isn't who we are any more. Still, though he is a moron, he is one of ours".
** Another episode, 3 (not starring Scully; she missed that episode) starred three vampires and a vampire wannabe. These vampires always killed their food, and were extremely vulnerable to sunlight. Exactly how you turn someone into a vampire isn't clear (the usual blood sharing is presumably required), the final step requires them to kill someone who truly believe that vampires exist. More interestingly, they cannot be permanently killed by any non-vampires, though this is their only real super power aside from being a little stronger and tougher than normal humans.
*** This same episode has one
of the period. Vampires are shown to be dwellers of dark places, act a lot like animals and vampires claim that he can't pass as normal humans as they look too pale be seen in mirrors; An uncharacteristically skeptical Mulder surreptitiously holds up a metal lighter while turning away and sick, except for their leader, Dracula, who apparently is Lucifer's brother.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has Murcielagos, if as is stated in-univere Wesens inspired
sees said vampire's reflection. While it's never explained, it's possible this means that the different creatures of folklore, then Murcielagos looks a lot like the classic {{Nosferatu}} and could also be the inspiration for the turning-into-bat part of the myth, in a similar way how the Blutbad was the inspiration for the werewolf myth.whole "no reflection" thing strictly applies to proper mirrors, not other reflective surfaces.
* 60s family sitcom ''Series/TheMunsters'' has friendly vampires. The Dracula part Vampires from ''Series/YoungDracula'' have most of the family is made of vampires stereotypical abilities and werewolves. Lily Munster, weaknesses, except for the family's matriarch ability to throw fireballs. There's also no mention of them being affected by holy symbols, garlic and her father Sam Dracula a.k.a. Grandpa are vampires. Marilyn garlic juice being used instead, presumably is a vampire too as she is the daughter and granddaughter of vampires (though she is a "deform" vampire and therefore looks like a perfectly normal human girl for her family's dismay). Eddie, Lily's son, is a werewolf but has some vampiric behaviors. Vampires in this universe have no problem with sunlight, seem to be immortal but can grow old with time and don't need human blood to survive though, they do like it. The Grandpa in particular avoid [[MoralGuardians offending anyone]]. They can also turn into bat and wolf. be born mostly human until they're exposed to their SuperpoweredEvilSide. Not being able to travel over water was brought up in one episode as a minor plot point.
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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has Murcielagos, if as is stated in-univere Wesens inspired the different creatures of folklore, then Murcielagos looks a lot like the classic {{Nosferatu}} and could also be the inspiration for the turning-into-bat part of the myth, in a similar way how Blutbad was the inspiration for the werewolf myth.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has Murcielagos, if as is stated in-univere Wesens inspired the different creatures of folklore, then Murcielagos looks a lot like the classic {{Nosferatu}} and could also be the inspiration for the turning-into-bat part of the myth, in a similar way how the Blutbad was the inspiration for the werewolf myth.
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