Nowadays, when [[OurVampiresAreDifferent [=Vampires=]]] are exposed to [[ThePowerOfTheSun direct sunlight]], they usually [[WeakenedByTheLight suffer great pain and diminishment of power]], turn to dust, or [[ManOnFire go up in flames]].

This trope is the opposite case: Vampires are able to freely walk around in sunlight. Either nothing at all happens, or they experience mild discomfort. Sometimes they are stronger during the night, with daylight taking away some of their powers, but otherwise they are fine.

This was in fact the standard in traditional Vampire lore and early Vampire fiction. [[Literature/TheVampyre Lord Ruthven]], Literature/VarneyTheVampire, Literature/{{Carmilla}} and Literature/{{Dracula}} could all prance around in broad daylight, and while some of these might be accustomed to sleeping during the day, daylight in itself was no danger to them. The trope that daylight is lethal to vampires came into being only with movies, specifically with 1922's ''Dracula'' adaptation ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.

Sometimes a series may give a nod to this, or invent a "rational" explanation why some vampires can tolerate daylight and others can't. May play a part in DaylightHorror.

A common variation is to only have [[{{Dhampyr}} vampire/human cross-breeds]] be immune to sunlight (often among other vampire weaknesses).

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* A recent commercial for Kellogg's Nutrigrain fruit crunch bar features a family of vampires, who mentioned weren't "morning people", until they tried the Nutrigrain bars, now they loves mornings, as we see when the patriarch of the family takes their pet bat out for a fly around the neighborhood.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Manga/BlackBloodBrothers'', Kotaru is able to walk around in sunlight with no ill effects at all, while his brother Jiro smoulders if he doesn't have an umbrella and sunglasses.
* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', it isn't sunlight that's a problem for Moka, it's water.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard merely dislikes sunlight. He's powerful like that. It's implied that vampires in ''Hellsing'' are vulnerable and ''do'' burn in sunlight...Alucard's HealingFactor has just reached such a ridiculous degree, he simply experiences a minor ''tingling sensation''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gives Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=], who used to have an actual weakness to sunlight (that apparently didn't amount to outright destruction), but eventually overcame it as she grew in power. She even has "High Daylight Walker" as one of her ''[[IHaveManyNames many]]'' [[RedBaron titles and epithets]].
* Manga/{{Karin}} is able to go out in sunlight with no problems. Granted, she's a bit of an anomaly among vampires in the first place.
* Aside from the unstable Schiff none of the Chiropterans in ''BloodPlus'' were affected by sunlight.
* Vampires in ''{{Gantz}}'' can overcome lethal UV light for a limited time using a special medicine. It's only used in special circumstances because of the exorbitant cost of the drug.
* The exceptionally rare Jinrou of ''{{Shiki}}'' are able to move around during the day without problems.
* Kars of the Pillar Men from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' created the [[ArtifactOfDoom Stone Masks]] hoping he could use them to overcome his race's vulnerability to sunlight, with CompleteImmortality as a bonus. In his own words, [[VisionaryVillain he wants to "tame the sun"]].
* The vampire ninjas in ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', are completely unaffected by the sun. Zombies on the other hand not so much.
* ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' has [[spoiler:Hazuki]], and the ability is basically the cause for an entire arc.
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* ''AmericanVampire'' is about a new species of vampire that can Daywalk, and lacks the vulnerabilities of traditional vamps. Other vampire species are immune to sunlight as well.
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[[folder: Film]]
* In ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Daywalkers ([[{{Dhampyr}} Half-Vampires]]) are not affected by direct sunlight, but regular vampires are. They can only walk around during the day using sublocking skin cream or completely covering their bodies. The original vampire, Drake, can also walk around during the day with no problem, amongst his other unique powers.
* ''Film/{{Martin}}'' is about a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane maybe]]), who doesn't seem at all concerned about daylight, and in fact defies most vampire tropes.
* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' (1985). D is a dhampir (half vampire, half human) who can move around in sunlight without being harmed (as he does at the end of the movie).
* Dracula in ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' follows in the footsteps of his novel counterpart and moves during daytime without trouble, although his supernatural powers don't work while the sun is up.
* All the vampires shown in ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'' have no aversion to sunlight. Most of their activities take place at night, but this appears to be from a desire to stay undetected, not to mention Clara's "occupation".
* The eponymous villain in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned''. Akasha, if she feeds on enough people, can walk around in the sunlight as much as she wants without being harmed, allowing her to live in the open as a true Queen. By letting Lestat drink her blood she passes this ability on to him.
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* Like mentioned, 19th century vampires were not hurt by sunlight. It is implied that they are stronger during the night, however. Literature/{{Dracula}}, for example, was not harmed by sunlight, but [[DePower lost his powers]] such as SuperStrength and [[VoluntaryShapeshifter shapeshifting]] between sunrise and sunset (except at high noon).
** Some vampires of the classic literature, like Lord Ruthven, inverted the modern perception of the effects that daytime would have on vampires; rather than being harmed or weakened by the sun, they instead become more powerful in moonlight.
* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' the vampires [[BishieSparkle sparkle]]... They only avoid sunlight to avoid exposing their identities.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', where the vampires have gotten rid of their sunlight problems with the power of positive thinking.
** [[AddictionDisplacement Black Ribboners]] along with weakening powers display some resistance to light. Some wear heavy clothing and wide-brimmed hats, others can withstand the sun unless exposed to extreme concentration of light.
* Extremely old/powerful Red Court vampires in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are able to stand sunlight.
** ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is subject to OurVampiresAreDifferent, even within itself with the different courts, with the standard strengths and weaknesses spread among them differently. Each court has the stronger members more resistant to the usual weaknesses. The White Court, especially, who are EmotionEaters. (For example, to the Raith family, who are incubi and succubi, true love is their KryptoniteFactor.)
* Played with in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/FevreDream'', where Joshua shows up on deck to have dinner in broad daylight to assuage the crew's fears that he's a vampire, then reveals his severe trauma as a result in private later.
* In ''Literature/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', sunlight burns the skin of young vampires, but after a few years they become immune. Their eyes, however, never become immune no matter how long they live, so they have to wear sunglasses in daytime.
* Moroi vampires in ''VampireAcademy'' can go about in the sunlight, although it does weaken them. The Strigoi vampires, on the other hand, die in sunlight.
* Vampires in ''Literature/NightWatch'' are unaffected by sunlight. Same applies to garlic, religious symbols, and silver, but don't you dare offer them a shot of vodka, which has the same effect as holy water to vampires of lore. Yes, Russian vampires can't hold their liquor.
* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the ''Literature/LeeNez'' novels. Thanks to the work of a Navajo medicine man Lee isn't technically a full vampire. He can handle the light with ease if he wears sunblock and sunglasses but it's not a death sentence if those are compromised. Averted with every other vampire; in fact the second and third books use the fact that vampires and vampire tissue combust when exposed to UV light as a plot point.
* In ''VampireHunterD'' novels the effect that sunlight has on vampires is explained as some sort of magic tied to the planet Earth, rather than innate effect of the light. A vampire who travels to the orbit or beyond can bathe in the sunlight in the vacuum of space without any kind of ill effect, while on Earth they would be rendered comatose even deep underground and would burst to flame by slightest touch of sun's rays.
* Downplayed in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan''. Vampires can survive in the daylight for a few hours, but sunburn / sunstroke sets in quickly and prolonged exposure is fatal. Half-blood vampires are completely safe as a trade-off for not yet having their full strength and speed.
* In TheDanilovQuintet, Zmyeevich, an elder vampire, can walk around in the daytime. It weakens him and makes him look elderly. It enables him to manipulate humans "in the know" because they "know" anyone they talk to at noon can't possibly be a vampire.
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* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', sunlight is deadly to vampires but some, especially with the Protean discipline maxed out, can resist it for short periods of time. The Gangrel Beckett, for instance, is known for having once ran the length of a football field under scorching sun.
** There are also thin-bloods that in addition to having greater ease waking up during the day, actually are resistant to sunlight to a certain degree, due to their relative weak blood causing the Curse of Caine to manifest less strongly. On the flipside, some Antedeluvians are able to survive during daylight hours due to their potent blood rendering them powerful enough to ignore the normal effects of sunlight, as excellently illustrated by Zapathasura, who had to be destroyed through the concentrated light of ''several'' suns using orbital mirrors by the Technocracy.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', a bloodline of Clan Daeva can daywalk...Or so it seems. Its actually a combination of Auspex and Majesty that lets them project their forms. Its not solid, however...but the Majesty aspect fools all five senses into thinking that there's a real Vampire standing in the middle of the noonday sun. (This trick, however, requires two disciplines at rank five, and a Bloodline Devotion to boot meaning its EXTREMELY rare. Only a very specific sect of Egyptian vampires can pull it off.)
** Vampires of the Ordo Dracul also learn to make themselves more resistant to sunlight in a limited fashion.
** The highest ritual of the Followers of Set shadow cult is called the Rite of Going Forth By Day, which is mostly what it sounds like. The downsides are, it requires a human sacrifice per use, and it is also only a projection.
*** The Blood and Smoke rules update changes this around a little bit. Daywalking is possible, but painful if you have blood to spare and are low enough on the PowerMeter and high enough on Humanity (Higher humanity makes the damage less painful, lower Blood Potency makes it tick less frequently. A BP 1 Humanity 7 Vampire takes one point of lethal every ten minutes. With blood to spare, you can spend just shy of two hours in the sun...just watch out for people wondering why you're smoking). That said, once again, the Ordo Dracul can cheat this a bit to move you around on the chart to take less damage less frequently.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** Though vampires typically combust in sunlight, there are magical options to protect them making them effectively daywalkers.
** ''{{Ravenloft}}'' setting supplement ''Van Richten's Guide to the Vampire''. In the {{Ravenloft}} setting, a Patriarch vampire (1,000 years old or older) could walk freely in the sunlight without taking damage. There were also stories of vampires less than 1,000 years old who could do this, indicating that some Patriarch vampires could pass this ability on to the vampires they created.
* In ''{{Nightlife}}'' by StellarGames, vampires became more resistant to their Flaws as their Humanity score increased. Upon reaching the maximum score of 100, all effects of Flaws were put in abeyance. Since all special abilities were fueled by Humanity, maintaining this state was difficult at best.
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* In ''{{Beetleborgs}}'', Count Fangula doesn't go outside often, but when he does, short-term exposure to sunlight doesn't seem to do him any harm. He usually wears sunglasses, though.
* In ''PowerRangersMysticForce,'' normal vampires will turn to ash upon exposure to the sun, but the queen of vampires, aka recurring villain Necrolai, has none of the usual vampire weaknesses (which would get in the way of battling Rangers, which takes place during the day most of the time.) This goes for vampires she directly sires, such as Vida, the Pink Ranger, in one episode.
* In ''{{Moonlight}}'' vamps don't particularly like being out in the sun and they're very sensitive to it, but it doesn't make them burn up.
** Most walk around in hats, sunglasses, and longcoats. They also try to stick to shadows.
* In ''Series/BeingHuman'', vampires don't generally show any weaknesses to sunlight, though Mitchell does wear sunglasses. This could be attributed to the RuleOfCool, though.
** In the U.S. version Aiden explains that vampires used to be noctural, but are now "photosensitive." While the more traditional vampires sleep during the day, the younger ones merely prefer to be out of direct sunlight.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', sunlight is not deadly to vampires, but it causes a nasty sunburn, thus they usually sleep during the day and hunt at night.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' the Gem of Amarra protects the user vampire from vampire weaknesses, including [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]].
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' visited a couple of alternate dimensions where the sun didn't hurt him. There was a downside to this in Pylea, however - it made his human and demon sides almost totally distinct. Using his GameFace turned him into a barely-controllable monster.
--> '''Angel:''' Why am I not on fire? I'm not on fire! Can everybody just notice how much fire I'm not on?
* In ''Series/TrueBlood'', sunlight is usually very dangerous to vampires, but it turns out they can resist the sunlight temporarily if they are pumped with fairy blood. The more traditional caveat that older, more powerful vampires can withstand the sun better is inverted--the older a vampire is, the more ''quickly'' he burns up. Bill, a vampire since the Civil War, can survive for several minutes in the sun, while Godrick, who was around for more than 2,000 years, turns to ash almost instantly.
* Sunlight ordinarily kills vampires in ''TheVampireDiaries'', but almost all of the main vampires (Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Katherine, Elena, etc) have enchanted special rings or jewelry with a lapis lazuli stone that, when worn, allows them to have no issues in the sunlight. The Originals (the first vampires) as well as Hybrids (half vampire, half werewolf crossbreed) also have no vulnerability to sunlight.
* ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced'': Vampires can stand sunlight if they've fed recently, apparently to give the show an occasional daylight scene.
* On ''MockingbirdLane'' Grandpa (Dracula) is able to walk around in the day time, but he does carry a small parasol with him.
** The same applies to the special's predecessor, ''Series/TheMunsters''. Neither Grandpa nor Lily seem to suffer any kind of pain or discomfort walking around in daylight.
* Count Von Count in ''Series/SesameStreet''
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* The Vampires of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' can survive in sunlight with only minimal discomfort, although prolonged exposure to direct sunlight causes their skin to burn and their natural powers become heavily debilitated. As a result, Vampires prefer travelling at night as it's the best time to overpower their opponents.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' is another minor example: vampires could day-walk if they were well-fed but burned otherwise.
** One (Clan-specific) vampire-only quest in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has you be this -- that is to say, you were to kill someone walking around in a city in broad daylight as a show of force, despite the fact that the Vvardenfell strain of vampires [[ManOnFire burn when exposed to sunlight]].
* In the ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series, vampires grow immune to sunlight as they grow older and more powerful. The only exception to this are the Rahabim, a clan of aquatic vampires who overcame the vampire's innate weakness to water instead.
** In the first game, ''Blood Omen'', even when Kain was just a fledgeling he could walk in daylight unharmed. However, his attacks would be weaker than at night.
* Direct sunlight would reduce [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Remilia Scarlet]] to dust, but she's fine if she carries a parasol to block it. This is reflected in the fighting games-- if she has a parasol, she can participate in the daytime stages.
* [[NobleDemon Valvatorez]] from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' doesn't seem to be affected by sunlight at all. Nor does he seem to get powered up in the night.
* The vampires in ''VideoGame/VampiresDawn'' aren't affected by sunlight as long as they're vampires of the first few generations. Valnar, a vampire of the third generation, already needs to wear CoolShades in the first game because his eyes are quite sensitive.
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* Arcueid Brunestud of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' has no trouble with daylight at all, although day''time'' impedes her as she's only [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap invincible]] under the light of the moon. She's just as deadly any hour of the day, however.[[note]]All True Ancestor type vampires probably shared this trait, but she's the LastOfHerKind[[/note]]
** This is rather common in the {{Nasuverse}} in general, as the term 'vampire' designates anything that, for a reason or another, consume the blood of humans and/or their own species, a list that includes a number of traditional vampires, at least three {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (two of which are actually aliens, with one being the progenitor of True Ancestor and the Dead Apostle-type vampires), and even ''a forest'' (this one is unusual, and actually the result of an accident in disposing the corpse of a Dead Apostle Ancestor)[[note]]For example, another vampire in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' would be [[spoiler: Akiha]]'' due medical reasons[[/note]], with many of them having no weakness to sunlight. As a rule of thumb, if it derives from Brunestud of the Crimson Moon (the [[UltimateLifeForm Ultimate One of the Moon]], and one of the above-mentioned Eldritch Abominations), either by using it as a template (True Ancestors and some Dead Apostle) or by being altered by it or another derived vampire (most Dead Apostles), it's weakened by sunlight, with effects ranging from being sleepy and somewhat weaker to being quickly killed depending on power and age, with the most recent Dead Apostles (the closest thing to a traditional vampire) and the incomplete ones being the most vulnerable.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s trolls are nocturnal and live on a world where DaylightHorror is the standard, so naturally their version of vampires are diurnal. So is Kanaya, who is fascinated by [[AlienBlood rainbow]]-[[CallARabbitASmeerp drinker]] lore due to this shared trait. [[spoiler: And then she turns into one.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[spoiler: Malack turns out to be a vampire using a Protection from Daylight spell he casts every morning in order to move around.]]
* ''Webcomic/VampireGirl'': Subverted with Levana. Like traditional vampires, exposure to sunlight can kill her, but because she so wants to enjoy a sunny day, she steps out into daylight wearing a beach hat, ski mask, sunglasses, and a long overcoat, causing her to sweat profusely.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool'': vampire Thatch frequently visits Deedstown in broad daylight, and never suffers any ill effects.
* ''GrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'''s version of Dracula has no trouble walking around in daylight.
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