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->'''Rory:''' My parents won't let me download at home. They think the Internet is a bad influence.\\
'''Benny:''' You're already a soulless, undead creature of the night. How much worse can you get?\\
'''Rory:''' DUDE! If my mom knew I was a vampire, I'd be grounded for, like, a month!
-->-- ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'', "Die Pod"

Shows in which at least one vampire character (or any representative of an assumed-monstrous breed) is shown to truly, really be a good person at heart. Really.

Traditionally, vampires [[HorrorHunger had to kill others]] to [[ImmortalityImmorality maintain their own extended lifespan]], a supernatural [[PowerAtAPrice Conservation of Energy]] law. Even victims who survived were permanently harmed. Some vampires might be charismatic monsters now, but they were AlwaysChaoticEvil, and likely to be SealedEvilInACan. They weren't even human in the original folklore and mythology, being either demons or demons possessing human corpses.

Authors moved on to [[{{Deconstruction}} exploring]] the effects this [[HorrorHunger need to kill]] had on the vampires themselves and their relationship with humanity, as in the books by Creator/AnneRice, the movies ''The Hunger'' and ''Near Dark'', and the TabletopGames ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. Sometimes one of these vampires would be a TragicHero or ReluctantMonster.

Next, another wave of authors, such as Kathryn Rusch and Laurell K. Hamilton, choose to portray vampires (or "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer undead Americans]]", or "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick violator of personal neck-spaces]]") as a persecuted TokenMinority, unusual cultural group, or just StarCrossedLovers. Since readers were unlikely to have much sympathy for beings [[HorrorHunger who committed murder on a weekly basis]], [[VegetarianVampire the necessity of killing had to go]], as well as the [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere constant urge to chow down on co-stars.]] In some fiction, vampirism is nothing more than a lifestyle choice; since [[OurVampiresAreDifferent these vampires]] get extended life, [[SuperStrength superhuman strength]], and still have great sex from just a few drops of blood each night, [[CursedWithAwesome it's difficult to understand why anyone stays]] human.

Television and film have lagged behind books a bit, with nice vampires exceptional rather than common. The vampires in the ''Film/BladeTrilogy'' would seem capable of living just on stored blood, but since they seem to be [[StrawNihilist Nietzsche Wannabes]], they enjoy killing humans as a [[TranshumanTreachery demonstration of superiority.]]

Apparently heroic vampires find their way into detective positions with statistically intriguing frequency. There might be something to this, in that they're already part of the {{Masquerade}}, and therefore better equipped to handle supernatural villains than the average detective. See VampireDetectiveSeries for a complete list of examples of this genre.

Compare to MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch. [=FNVs=] who actively fight for good are MonsterAdventurers. See also PredatorTurnedProtector (where they choose to protect humans against other vampires), VegetarianVampire, ReluctantMonster, MonsterRoommate, MonstersAnonymous, VampireRefugee, and RomanticVampireBoy. These vampires are often on the friendliest end of the SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness.

Finally, yes, the trope name is based on "[[Franchise/SpiderMan Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man]]!"



* [[UsefulNotes/GeneralMills Count Chocula]], anyone? (In fact, in some commercials, he's afraid of ghosts!) Parodied by ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/bloodthirsty-undead-ghoul-advocates-chocolatecerea,648/ here.]][[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
** Seras Victoria from starts out as and stays a good girl. Given the large number of {{antihero}}es on this show, this is quite impressive. As a ReluctantMonster, she refuses to drink blood; when she finally gives in and sucks her crush's blood [[spoiler: in response to his dying wish]], she is recognized by the other characters as being a true monster. She retains her perky and somewhat subservient disposition, despite impressive battle-lust. Additionally, in the anime series, she assumes the VampireDetective role on several occasions.
** Her Master, Alucard, ''functions'' as a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, but only because Integra's [[KidWithTheLeash got him on a leash]]. He certainly has more moral standards than and openly opposes Millennium's vampires, anyway. Just don't get on his bad side or insult Integra. There's a reason Alucard has hundreds of thousands of dead souls at his disposal.
* ''Master of Mosquiton'': In both his television and OVA depictions, the eponymous vampire is a DoggedNiceGuy who's at Inohue's beck and call... until he drinks blood, that is.
* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' has the Schiff, who aren't ''technically'' vampires but have vampire problems (sunlight is lethal, need to regularly drink blood). They're still nice people and ultimately HeelFaceTurn. The heroine and her servant match the trope perfectly, or would if they weren't [[OurVampiresAreDifferent even further from traditional vampires]] than the Schiff.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shingetsutan Tsukihime]]'':
** Arcueid Brunestud is a good vampire, also very cute (except when she's hot in a DarkActionGirl kind of way). However, it's outright stated that Arc is ''very'' much an exception to the rule - most Nasuverse vampires are ''far'' from Friendly Neighborhood Vampires, more usual being the [[AxCrazy utter psycho]] types. Note though that although Arcueid was never evil, she was originally [[EmotionlessGirl not so friendly.]] It was only [[spoiler: after Shiki "killed" her]] that she turned all {{Moe}} and lovable. This is perhaps why she had no interest in romance until Shiki. It's also implied that the other True Ancestors were perfectly decent fellows, if maybe a bit aloof. Oh and they probably killed people who put nature out of balance. Most of them who did turn evil did so mostly because their inherent hunger for human blood (which they didn't need to survive yet hungered for anyway) became too strong for them to resist. Those who gave in to the desire became known as Demon Lords and were hunted down and exterminated by their fellows.
** Supplementary materials mention a handful of other vampires who refuse, for various reasons, to prey on humanity: [[AllThereInTheManual Zelretch, Van-Fem (he's non-hostile, anyway), Enhance, Merem (sorta)]], and [[spoiler:Sion]] manages to retain her human morality after being fully turned in the ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' sequels (the [[MindScrew bizarre nature of her sire]] might have had something to do with that).
** Sacchin ''does'' qualify to an extent in the ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' series. In Act Cadenza's arcade mode [[DavidVersusGoliath she tells Nero Chaos to GTFO]] on behalf of Misaki City, and is shown to be trying to drink blood as infrequently as possible. On the other hand, her end battle quotes occasionally show off a hidden {{Yandere}} side.
* Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] on ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. (She would [[NobleDemon argue with you]].)
* ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' has an entire ''family'' of Friendly Neighborhood Vampires, the most obvious example of which is the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/karin_cute_friendly_vampire.jpg title character]]. They're so friendly, in fact, that being bitten by one is actually '''good''' for your health! Specifically, each vampire has a preferred affinity that draws their attention. When they suck blood, they suck this preferred affinity out temporarily. This is good for everyone when the trait is bad -- for example, Karin's brother is attracted to ''stress'', his "victims" are drained of all their tension and left relaxed and happy (he targets stressed out women because afterwards, they tend to be... ''appreciative''); most of Karin's family has negative affinity (her mother's affinity is deceit, her father's is pride). This is bad when the trait is good. For example, [[spoiler:Karin's grandmother Elda is attracted to '''love''', her victims are drained of any feelings of love and caring, becoming hateful wretches, including her lover Alfred]].
** Karin herself is an inverted "blood-maker" vampire, who rather than needing bloods produces too ''much'', and once a month has to get rid of it by biting a human and injecting the excess blood. At the same time, she has an affinity of her own: ''unhappiness''. So the "victim" winds up being both cheerful and energetic for the next month.
* Pachira from ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'', who's really just looking for a boyfriend and [[ACupAngst a larger bust]]. She wants the boyfriend to let her bite him, but only with the best of intentions. Otherwise, her vampirism only shows up when it's plot-important. Pachira manages to subsist on tomato juice, and, in fact, donated blood when she sees a cute guy working at the blood donation clinic.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** Moka Akashiya isn't just friendly, she's [[MagicalGirlfriend head-over-heels in love]] with the series' OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent. Also, she usually drinks canned tomato juice rather than blood (except if it's Tsukune's blood, which she sucks a bit every morning). Her SuperpoweredEvilSide is less friendly... but honestly, [[NobleDemon not by as much as you'd think.]]
** Her younger sister [[{{Yandere}} Kokoa Shuzen]] is rather less than friendly, being quite inclined to bash in the head of anyone who annoys her (which isn't difficult to do) with a giant mace (or whatever her pet bat can turn into). Her older sister Kahlua Shuzen is a mixed bag; she's downright AxCrazy, yet friendly at the same time. "Insane" isn't anywhere near sufficient to describe how messed up Kahlua is. Akua, while clearly having a dark intent going, cares a lot about her stepsister Moka.
** Moka's mom, Akasha Bloodriver, was one of these too, with the daughter's power-limited alter ego taking very much after her. Which doesn't stop her from being one hell of a badass when she needs to be, [[spoiler:since she is a Shinso, the most powerful monster category in the manga's universe]].
** [[spoiler: Tsukune becomes one by the end of the second manga.]]
* In ''Manga/VampireKnight'', all of the Night Class students take special tablets rather than drink blood, but Kuran Kaname is the only one who really fits this trope. Arguably, so does [[spoiler: Zero and Yuuki]]
* Shido from ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'' is a [[VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] who happens to be quite friendly although we learn via flashbacks that it was not always so. Also, later in the series [[spoiler: Riho, once she is turned into a vampire. After a period of brooding she falls back to her [[GenkiGirl Genki self]] thus making her the very definition of this trope]].
* Caerula Sanguis from ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita: Last Order]]'' is somewhat friendly. Regardless of her personal disposition towards most people (usually rather aloof, though she's quite capable of being friendly) and her need to kill (about which she has few if any compunctions), she's rather fond of children[[spoiler:, and is the guardian of humanity via Melchizedek. Being that Melchizedek is a device that manufactures the future based on the human condition, she watches over humans carefully. If their future would be beyond salvation, it is her duty to destroy Melchizedek and return humanity's future to the reins of chance]].
* Gabriel from ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel''. He can survive on tomato juice instead of blood, but it's not his first choice.
* Professor Papaya, the English teacher from ''Trouble Chocolate'', is not only a friendly vampire, but downright submissive and frail.
* Miyu from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' is this in the TV series... to an extent. She goes to school, has normal school friends and a pet rabbit (well, a Shinma who looks like a rabbit) and keeps the balance between Shinma and humans - and has to struggle with her own identity issues and her dealings with humans more than once.
** In the original OAV series, while not above pitying humans once or twice, Miyu was more of a CreepyChild who, when confronted by Himiko, said her perspective on humanity changed completely once she became a vampire.
* Reiri from ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'': she only drinks blood from willing donors (usually female classmates), and then only small amounts at a time. She also makes sure no harm comes to her "little lambs".
* There is an entire vampiric subculture in ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' that take this trope a step further and pull their own fangs to help stave off their lust for human blood (feeding "normally" [[KissOfTheVampire feels really good]]) and are held in contempt by most of their kind as a result. [[spoiler: It turns out that one of Princess Mina's first actions in setting up the Bund was to [[PetTheDog ingather these rejected souls]] to the underground city and [[IJustWantToBeNormal encourage them to adopt one another as families]].]]
** Mina's a [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask borderline case]]. Playing politics with the surviving clan heads (that are only surviving because they killed all the others) while protecting her own followers makes [[IDidWhatIHadToDo morally questionable]] [[ManipulativeBastard behavior]] almost mandatory.
* Misaki from ''Manga/BloodAlone'' is a young vampire whose "vampire self" hasn't awoken so she's pretty much the picture of innocence, with a touch of ClingyJealousGirl towards former vampire hunter Kuroe. Sly hates Orphan (non-affiliated) vampires, having been turned by one, and Shigure has been nothing but helpful, although there are hints of OffstageVillainy.
* Abel Nightroad of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is basically a vampiric [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]], and uses ObfuscatingStupidity to put on the front of a benevolent, somewhat comical priest. When he throws it off, he's still a hero, but merciless toward his opponents. That being said, he wasn't always so nice- according to [[AllThereInTheManual the Manual]], he killed millions of humans in the past before a loved one persuaded him to HeelFaceTurn.
** Not only Abel, but several "vampires" of the Empire, Albion and other places. Nicest being Shahrazad al-Rahman, so nice she was called "The Benevolent".
* Rai, Seina, and Regice from ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}''. The latter explicitly states that term "Noblesse Oblige" was created by their protection of human.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': In the first Incident File, Ayaka meets Bosco, an anemic vampire who runs a tea shop that specifically caters to late teen-20 something female clientele. What's more, he's trying to kick the habit, by exposing himself to crosses, garlic, and sunlight, though blood is the only thing he can't do without. Which is why [[NatureAdoresAVirgin Makiko]] had been offering her neck willingly to help with his problem (and he's been careful to limit himself to only feeding on her 4 times a year, at 200cc's per quarter).
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' has Shiragami Youko, who first appears as (and tries to present herself as) an aloof beauty, but is actually a slightly dense GenkiGirl with a KansaiRegionalDialect. She's also a [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]], meaning traditional weaknesses are mild inconveniences (sunlight makes her tan very easily, garlic makes her cry, and crucifixes annoy her), and she doesn't have to drink blood (which she says is extremely intimate). Her full-vampire father looks much more scary (and is 4 meter tall, incidentally) but turns out to be pretty nice himself. [[OverprotectiveDad When he's not flipping out over male protagonist Asahi being too close to his daughter.]]
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' centers around a group of Ghouls with this attitude taking in the protagonist after he's turned into a HalfHumanHybrid. These Ghouls attempt to live peacefully, avoiding direct conflict with humans and satisfying their HorrorHunger through scavenging victims of suicide or other violence. Their base of operations is a coffee shop that doubles as a Ghoul soup kitchen, providing meat to Ghouls unwilling or unable to hunt. Unfortunately, [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] doesn't acknowledge or particularly care that such peaceful Ghouls exist, as evidenced by Touka's backstory. Her father was [[RedBaron nicknamed]] the "Corpse Collector" because he exclusively scavenged rather than hurt anyone, but was [[VanHelsingHateCrimes hunted down]] anyway. [[{{Deconstruction}} Afterwards]], news about his true nature caused the neighbors that had adored him for his kindness to label him a monster and gossip that he was only pretending to be kind while plotting to kill them all. [[HumansAreBastards They]] immediately turned on his two young children, and handed them over to authorities to be killed.
* Pop up a lot in ''Anime/FutureCardBuddyfight''. It's a {{Mon}}s series, where the mons run the gamut of popular races in {{Collectible Card Game}}s. In particular, Asmodai is a DemonLord, and also EnsembleDarkhorse CoolBigBro. And in the second season, the heroes are being supervised by a literal Friendly neighborhood vampire, Count Dawn. In fact, both are [[spoiler: Omni Lords, who made Yamigedou a SealedEvilInACan]].
* [[LazyBum Kuro]] from ''Manga/{{Servamp}}''. He'd rather spend his days peacefully lazing around, playing video games and eating potato chips, but unfortunately he gets caught up in a vampire war. While he ''can'' get pretty dangerous, he hates to fight and only does it when you [[BerserkButton hurt Mahiru]], and he doesn't need blood to survive - it just gives him strength to fight. He can also only drink Mahiru's blood, who he's bound to by a contract.
* Touta Konoe from ''Manga/UQHolder'', in true shonen hero form, tries to be friends with everyone. He's also the sire and adopted son of Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Creator/DCComics'':
** Pearl Jones from ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' is shown to be the most sympathetic and nicest vampire in the series so far, along with being arguably the most ''human'' of her kind. She just wants to live her life in peace like everyone else and be with her beloved (and human) Henry. Though that doesn't stop her from becoming a ''very'' formidable killing machine when she has to.
** ''ComicBook/BatmanVampire'' is an Elseworld story showing what would have happened if Batman fought against Count Dracula and rose as a vampire himself. He attempts to live up to this trope by subsisting only in a serum that replaces the need for blood, as well as the Catwoman's touch, since ThePowerOfLove keeps his dark side at bay. Also having not fed on real human blood grants him immunity to their common weaknesses [[spoiler:until the Joker kills Catwoman, driving Batman to the edge and feeding on him]].
** Andrew Bennet from ''Comicbook/IVampire'' wants to live in harmony with humanity. Unfortunately, his ex-girlfriend and her vampire army had different ideas.
** Possible subversion in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}''. Cassidy likes to present himself as a decent guy who just happens to be a vampire. But, as the series goes on, [[spoiler: he is shown to be selfish and destructive, hooking the women who love him on heroin and destroying their lives without a second thought. Drinking their blood would probably have been kinder]].
*** [[spoiler: He doesn't do it out of (intentional) cruelty but because he's a weak and selfish character who can't resist temptation. This is what makes Cassidy such a great antagonist - his villainy has nothing to do with his being a vampire, though one can view him as a vampire metaphorically as well as physically. The people close to him get used up, turned into junkies or bag ladies. He doesn't try to take advantage of other people, it just sort of happens.]]
* ''Creator/MarvelComics'':
** Hannibal King was one of the earliest examples of this trope, a vampire private detective. He fed only on the blood of animals or blood taken from donation centers, and never attacked a human. Because of this, when Comicbook/DoctorStrange cast the Montesi Formula spell that destroyed all vampires, King alone was spared; although near destruction, Strange and several of his and King's friends were able to give the detective a full-blood transfusion (reminding the reader that Stephen Strange was a surgeon before he was a master of the mystic arts). This had the happy result of turning him back into a human.
** ComicBook/{{Blade}} is a Daywalker rather than a full-time vampire, but he falls into the description of "vampiric good guy" nonetheless.
** ComicBook/{{Morbius}} [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Living Vampire]], despite all the harm his HorrorHunger causes, is ultimately a good guy who wants to help people. At one point he even ran a free clinic for the poor in New York.
** The Mortuus Invitus in ''ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula'' was an order of vampires that resisted Dracula's rule and assisted Blade in a couple of occasions. Their name is [[CanisLatinicus supposed to mean "The Unwilling Dead"]], which means they were all turned against their will and dedicated themselves to hunting their twisted kind.
** ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}, of all people, has become one. [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/8/84077/1901084-jubilee_025.jpg When she smiles, she does have some incredibly cute fangs]].
** [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Forgiven_(Earth-616) The Forgiven]] are a team of these, having chosen to put aside their desire for human blood, to turn away from their vampire nature, and be a force for good. They even helped Jubilee become a VegetarianVampire.
* [[spoiler: Jeremiah "The Confessor" Parrish, a superhero]] in ''ComicBook/AstroCity''.
* The Creator/HarveyComics characters WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost and WendyTheGoodLittleWitchGirl were ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and Spooky ("the Tuff Little Ghost") and Hot Stuff ("the Little Devil") were both more mischievous than evil. For that matter, even Casper's uncles and Wendy's aunts (who are more traditional ghosts and witches respectively) generally limit their "evil" to scaring people rather than actually harming them.
* Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' is a young vampire fated to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, who rebels against his nature and refuses to drink any blood, not even animal. His friend and mentor Joseph would have qualified as one for being a loyal and steadfast friend, if it wasn't for the fact he was a FullyEmbracedFiend.
* Josie from ComicBook/EdTheHappyClown is this trope, at least to Ed himself (she doesn't get along very well with [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ronald Reagan's head]] and averts the trope entirely with [[spoiler: Chet]])
* J. M. [=DeMatteis's=] ''Greenberg the Vampire'' seems to be the same personality he was before his girlfriend bit him, just stuck with the physical weaknesses of vampirism (like a need for blood & an allergy to sunlight).
* Ragamuffin from ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' becomes this later in the comics, but only due to the fact that he's [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear trapped into a toy]] and that he starts caring about Lenore. Initially, he was a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]].
* This is the whole point of ''ComicBook/LifeSucks''. Although the vampires still feed (violently) on humans, the elder vampires run convenience stores and copy shops, and the main character refuses to feed on humans because he's a pacifist vegetarian.
* Count Boscoe from ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' is a reformed vampire who subsists on pills supplied by some benefactor.
* Requiem in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' stands out from the rest of other vampires and other denizens of Résurrection, who are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil all psychotic degenerates of varying degrees]] for being the only one who retains a conscience and being capable of genuine love. He is actually something of [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad a freak among them for displaying qualities such as honor and chivalry]]. With that said, he is, at really best an AntiHero, who did a lot of [[WhatTheHellHero reprehensible things in life]] since he used to be a [[NaziProtagonist Nazi]] which ultimately damned him to {{Hell}} in the first place. Admittedly, he genuinely regrets his past and agrees that he deserves to be punished for it.
* The comic book ''WesternAnimation/ScaryGodmother'' features a family of friendly vampires, one of whom is the friend of the main character. Most of the monsters in the comic are actually quite friendly, making this an example of DarkIsNotEvil. Not to mention their son Orson is often considered a [[ToyShip love interest]] to Hannah.
* Licorice Dust from ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose''. She loves to party with her [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent WereCat]] BFF Boo Cat, and doesn't kill unless that person ''really'' deserves it.
* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' is notable for being one of the earliest examples of a vampire protagonist in modern fiction. She is depicted as a HumanAlien space vampire who comes from the planet Drakulon where blood is naturally occurring [[DependingOnTheWriter or she's the daughter of Lilith sent to wipe out monsterkind.]] Either way, Vampirella is a VegetarianVampire who primarily feeds on a chemistry-created blood substitute and the occasional evil doer while working to protect humankind.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[http://princesspandaart.deviantart.com/art/Blood-of-Beauty-Prolouge-648402186 Blood of Beauty]]'', a ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ParanormalRomance fanfic, stars Shadow, a vampire hedgehog. He starts out as a vampire who hunts and drinks blood from mortals frequently. After falling in love with Blaze, a mortal cat, he makes a HeelFaceTurn and [[VegetarianVampire decides to not feast on mortals anymore.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheReturn'' features friendly neighbourhood [[HornyDevils Succubae]]. They only kill and [[ImAHumanitarian eat]] really bad guys, honest.
* The vampires of the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' retelling ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}'' run the gamut. In the happy yellow FNV corner, we have the Cullens [[spoiler:and Bella]], 'vegetarian' vampires who feed off animals. In the 'humans are prey' blood-red corner we have most of the rest of the vampires.
* Captain Midnight Blossom from ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' is dedicated to helping others out in her role as captain of the Night Guard.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Nosflutteratu}}'', we learn that [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] has been one all along.
* In ''Fanfic/YourHumanAndYou'', Primrose, one of the guards assigned to watch Max, turns out to be one.
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', a few Changelings (who's vampire-like nature is played up a bit) have done this. [[spoiler:Bon Bon's 'twin sister' Moth turns out to be one. Weaver and her brothers ''invoked'' this trope to prove the Changelings could be this.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Dracula and his daughter Mavis turn out to be this trope in ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania''. In the extended 'not limited to vampires' version of this trope, the ''only'' monster character seen who doesn't fall here is Quasimodo (who [[spoiler: [[ImAHumanitarian wants to make food out of Jonathan]]]].) With the rest (including Dracula and Mavis) it is mostly a matter of fearing the humans, and [[TorchesAndPitchforks understandably so]].
* The animated children's movie ''The Ketchup Vampires'' featured...well, vampires who drink ketchup instead of blood.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The vampire in ''Film/{{Cronos}}'' is a kindly grandfather who fits this trope.
* Vlad in ''Film/DraculaUntold'', who only agrees to become a vampire in the first place to protect his family and his people and must not feast on blood at all costs for three days, or else, he will be forever damned. [[spoiler: Even when he does so, its to retain the necessary power to save his son and remains noble and heroic all the way through.]]
* Anne Parillaud's vampire from ''Film/InnocentBlood''. At least she was very strict about feeding only from really bad guys and the film ends with [[spoiler: her and Anthony [=LaPaglia=] giving a relationship a go]].
* ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'':
** Zoey in ''Los Muertos'' is a heroic vampire, unlike all other vampires that were usually soulless monsters.
** Sang from the third movie ''The Turning'' is a even straighter example, since she belongs to a Asian breed of vampires that vowed to never feed on humans and try to live peacefully among them. Unfortunately, she is inadvertently responsible for creating a very evil breed of vampires that kill for pleasure and seeks to sacrifice herself in a Eclipse ritual to exterminate them and atone for her deeds.
* [[UndeadChild Eli]] in ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'' fits this trope. Eli does [[HorrorHunger feed on people]], but is only driven to it by hunger, rather than a desire to hurt anyone. She's -literally- Oskar's neighbour when they first meet and she's supposedly the only real friend he's ever had. She shows genuine affection for him, gives him advice on how to deal with the bullies who torment him, and [[spoiler: saves his life at the end when the bullies are trying to drown him in the swimming pool]]. Is it any wonder that [[spoiler: Oskar chooses to leave town at the end of the film and [[FourthDateMarriage start a new life with Eli]]]]?
** WordOfGod states that [[spoiler: Oskar's fate is that he'll be turned into a vampire as well, so there'll be two of them, wherever they end up living]].
** She only avoided feeding on people herself because she didn't want to be caught. She sent her slave out every night to kill a person and drain their blood for her to feed on. She was nice to Oskar, but not to anyone else.
* [[Film/TheLibrarian The Librarian: Curse Of the Judas Chalice]] gives us [[spoiler: Simone]], a downright perky 403-year-old vampire who's been hanging out in New Orleans for the past 200 years guarding a clue to the titular artifact in order to keep it out of the hands of eviler vampires (and also because she figures it'll eventually attract the vampire who turned her, who she wants vengeance on). Despite [[spoiler: Simone]] protecting him and trying her best to allay his concerns, Flynn still noticeably guards his neck once he figures out she's a vampire, and in a later scene surreptitiously pumps her for information on how to kill her, which she is mildly offended by when she realizes what he's doing.
* Jeremy and Modoc from ''Film/MyBestFriendIsAVampire'', both of whom drink pig's blood bought from the local butcher.
* In ''Film/PerfectCreature'', vampires are members of the clergy and humans go to churches to donate blood. Naturally, the vampire protagonist has to deal with the loner who prefers to think of humans as food instead of a symbiotic partner species.
* Sang-hyun does from ''Film/{{Thirst}}'' his best not to kill anyone. He takes blood from a comatose patient he believes would have given his blood freely to the hungry. He also provides peaceful suicides.
* The Nordic Coven in ''Film/UnderworldBloodWars''. While most vampires in the series can be described as cold, distant and detached including the main heroine [[AntiHero Selene]], the Nordic vampires are characterized as peaceful and friendly, living distantly from civilization (and therefore not being a threat to mankind), and yet grant sanctuary to outsiders without problem. Their leader [[CoolOldGuy Vidar]] and his daughter [[NiceGirl Lena]] are also very nice in person.

* This is OlderThanTheyThink; a French sequel to Polidori's original Literature/TheVampyre ([[http://blackcoatpress.com/ruthven.htm#Ruthven4 Now readable in English as ''The Vampire Lord Ruthwen'']]) Published in 1820 features ''Bettina'', a female Vampire who's essentially a MessianicArchetype.
* In ''Literature/{{Johannes Cabal|TheNecromancer}}'' as well as the later books, Cabal's brother Horst is a vampire and a really nice, charming guy-far more squeamish about killing someone than his human brother. In the fourth book, those who meet him think that he's actually kind of a rubbish vampire-until they make him mad and he decides to be a bit threatening.
* In ''Literature/NathanielKeene'', the titular character is a dorky, socially-awkward vampire with a fondness for insects. According to his friend, Dimitri:
--> "He's the nicest bloodsucking demon you'll ever meet!"
* In ''Literature/TheLittleVampire'', a young, oft-bullied boy becomes friends with a vampire child named Rüdiger (Rudolph). The whole thing's rather adorable. The series has a dark twist in the seventh book, when Tony (the boy) reads a local newspaper and learns that seven people have recently died of "fatigue due to gradual blood loss". So Rudolph's family are still killers, even though they try to be a little subtle about it.
* Scathach and sister Aoife of the Shadows from ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' are both vampires, though [[OurVampiresAreDifferent they feed off human emotions rather than blood]]. They're definitely both {{Blood Knight}}s, though. They might be on the right side, but that doesn't mean they're averse to killing.
* Jody from Creator/ChristopherMoore's ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends'' and its sequel ''You Suck''. She turns her boyfriend Tommy into a vampire at the end of the first book, and he spends most of the second book trying to cope with it. Vampires in this setting have SuperSenses to the point of being able to detect people with terminal diseases, so if they want to avoid hurting people it's easy for them to avoid people who have long, full lives ahead of them. Coping with the change is hard for Jody and Tommy, but that's just because of the "bursting into flames in sunlight" thing.
* Vampires in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' are brave, follow a strict moral code, and don't kill the people they feed on. The Vampaneze, on the other hand, cannot be definitively labelled as 'friendly' or 'otherwise'.
* Alexander Sterling, from ''Literature/VampireKisses'' is another vampire boyfriend, who has to protect his girlfriend from vampires of the not-so-friendly type.
* ''Literature/{{Samhain Island}}'': [[spoiler: Omokah Weiss, in spades]].
* The Literature/{{Discworld}} has the Black Ribbon Society, a group of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything vampires who sign a pledge not to drink human blood and who hold regular meetings for mutual reinforcement]]. Some vampires continue to drink some blood, but only from uncooked meat or other "stand-ins"; however, in order to prevent themselves from relapsing, the Black Ribboners must often [[AddictionDisplacement focus single-mindedly on some other hobby or activity]].
** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Maladict [[spoiler: or should we say Maladicta]] is addicted to coffee. When he runs out of coffee everyone becomes very, very nervous[[note]]with good reason, as Maladict starts having ... I suppose they should be called flash-sidewayses ... to 'Nam[[/note]].
** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', Otto Chriek devotes himself entirely to researching light and color and becomes the ''Ankh-Morpork Times''[='=]s "iconographer."). He deliberately cultivates a stereotypical yet humorous vampiric appearance in order not to be taken seriously -- and thus, not feared. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Until he gets to de Worde's father, of course.]]]]
** Acknowledged, subverted, and averted in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''. The Magpyr Family don't go on rampages of terror or paint the town red. They are (with one minor exception) [[AffablyEvil polite and civilised]], with only the slight drawback of overusing their mental powers to take over places (but still doing it peacefully...ish). They also set up communities where villages "willingly" donate blood to Vampires whenever they want it. Subverted with the character of the Old Count Magpyr, who was very much of the old school of vampiring; living in an ominous mountainside castle (named Dontgonearthe Castle) and so forth. This was actually a clever move in the long run because the Count realised that the fastest way to avoid being killed permanently was by giving people a fighting chance in order to level the playing field. This takes the form of deliberately leaving holy water in his own castle, having lots of ornaments which can be bent into religious symbols and big wide windows for letting the sunshine in. This method worked much better, so much so that the Old Count was actually respected and liked by the locals despite technically being a stereotypical monster vampire.
*** He was apparently given to telling his Igor, point blank and apparently unprovoked, that the day vampires won every time would be the day they truly died. Granny charges him to "teach [the Magpyr children] to be stupid," but he sounds like a pretty smart guy to me.
*** The Old Count also acknowledged the villagers as people, even considering some of his past "killers" to be {{Worthy Opponent}}s, as opposed to the current generation who wanted to treat them like cattle.
** Angua is a friendly neighbourhood werewolf, well not so friendly to criminals.
** Some of the regulars at Biers, a pub for the undead, are good people. When a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} nice old woman]] who also comes there is beaten and robbed, the items are discretely returned and the thugs are later found drained in an alleyway.
* ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'': They live peaceably (for the most part) as the TokenMinority within human society and conventions, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent and don't need human blood to survive]].
* Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Literature/BloodBooks'' series has vampires who are pretty much just like they were in life, only now they live forever and drink blood. The main vampire character in the series is a romance novelist, for heaven's sake.
* Literature/KittyNorville suggests that her various listeners aim for this on her Midnight Hour radio show. In practice, it's been a mixed bunch: Rick, Alette, and the Washington [=D.C.=] shapeshifters are nice, if slightly isolationist, folk who just happen to be afflicted with a common chronic disease and immortality. Kitty [[spoiler: and Ben]] are pretty much the same way, although more aggressive in dealing with Unfriendly Neighborhood Vampires. The neighborhood part seems to be attached to the friendly one, as vampires or werewolves that don't have some normal civilized life to focus on end up AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* Subversion: The various creatures of the night in ''Literature/MercyThompson'' have aimed an entire public relations branch toward looking like [[OurElvesAreBetter Friendly Neighborhood Faeries]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Friendly Neighborhood Werewolves]], with [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Friendly Neighborhood Vampires]] waiting around the corner for their own chance. Since we're talking groups that include [[ImAHumanitarian child-eating]] versions of TheFairFolk, [[GaiasVengeance lupine monsters with giant claws and major anger management issues]], and AlwaysChaoticEvil killers who at best ShootTheDog and at worst cross the MoralEventHorizon, respectively, the public relations team has a lot of work cut out in front of them. Stefan is the closest thing there is to a non-evil vampire in the series. He doesn't kill the humans he feeds on, and treats them well. He's a very nice guy, and, among other things, has painted his bus to look like the [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Mystery Van]] and is a fan of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Most importantly, he clearly cares about Mercy. However, his care for her and his flock does not extend to all humanity, and he does not hesitate to kill two innocent humans in order to protect Mercy.
* Thomas Raith in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is an empathic vampire who feeds on life-force via touch. Rather than drain people through sex, which would be typical of his kind but is dangerous and addictive to the victims, he at one point [[spoiler: ran a hair salon, getting his sustenance a little at a time while handling women's heads and talking with them]].
** In ''Literature/DeadBeat'', the HorrorHunger Thomas experiences is explored, with Thomas giving Harry a quite blunt explanation on how it feels to limit how much energy he takes from others. He makes Harry run a race with him down a beach, kicking sand into his face, and the race eventually makes Harry gasping, tired, and incredibly thirsty for water. Harry takes a single gulp of water from his bottle, knowing that one gulp won't be enough, and then Thomas knocks it out of his hand before he can take another sip. ''That'' is how it feels, he explains, to limit yourself to what you can feed on as a vampire.
** He is however pretty much a huge exception to the rule as the Black Court are straight up AlwaysChaoticEvil, the Red Court are likewise horrific monsters that put on a veneer of civilization, and only the White Court has even the option of being anything other than monstrous. Lampshaded in a FriendlyEnemy conversation Harry has with the PunchClockVillain Binder, in which Binder points out that people who think that Vampires have the same motivations and needs as humans hasn't ever watched one disembowel another as bizarre sexual foreplay.
* In ''Literature/UnderAVelvetCloak'', the vampire colony obtains small quantities of blood from local livestock about every week or two. Their major interaction with unconverted humans is for sexual activity.
* In ''The Vampirates'', despite being widely feared by humans, the Vampires are kind, treating their donors gently and seeing them as friends. Lorcan's affection for Grace is particularly sweet.
* In Creator/AmeliaAtwaterRhodes' ''Nyeusigrube'' has [=SingleEarth=], a peaceful coalition of vampires, shapeshifters, witches, etc. Vampires in this group tend to feed only on animals or willing human donors.
* Vampires in the ''Literature/NightWatch'' books, despite being inherently Dark, generally strive to be good people. Anton's neighbours are a family of vampires, yet he had no idea they were anything other than decent human beings until after he was recruited by the Night Watch; after he gets over the initial shock, their relationship becomes strained, though they remain on good terms. Also, vampires invented blood transfusion technology so they'd have a way to feed without having to kill people; the fact that it saves human lives is just a fortunate side-effect. Unfortunately, they do have to suck blood straight from the neck on occasion, which can cause problems.
* While it's [[NotUsingTheZWord never said outright]], Silas seems to fit this trope in ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook''. It's said several times that he belongs to neither the living nor the dead, and near the end of the book he confesses to having a monstrous past in which he did much worse things than the Jacks have done. In the present he's Bod's fierce protector.
* Edward Cullen from Creator/StephenieMeyer's ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', who battles for the heart of Bella Swan against the other friendly minority Jacob Black, a [[WolfMan werewolf]]. At least he's a Surly Neighborhood Vampire-- the rest of his 'family' fit this trope pretty well too, like Carlisle, vampire doctor and upstanding member of the community, and his wife and their 'kids'. This is one of the few things about Vampires she doesn't do too bad a job with. Aside from the Cullens, Vampires are shown to be evil. Even among the Cullens, some of them still struggle to varying degrees with the hunger. In fact, that struggle is a major plot point.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Remus Lupin is a Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf, and even takes Wolfsbane potion to prevent his transformations from being accompanied by a murderous rampage. The condition is seen as an unfortunate incurable disease in Potterverse, so that despite his efforts, he is very much a social outcast. Rather than being immortal, he is expected to die young as a result. [[spoiler: And does, though not from that.]]
** An actual vampire, Sanguini, does appear briefly in ''Half-Blood Prince''. Judging by his "agent" Eldred Worple's comments and the book he wrote, vampires are not necessarily ChaoticEvil, just secretive from wizards. However, centaurs and merpeople actually opted out of being classified as "beings", because they didn't want to be associated with creatures such as vampires and hags. And there is a moment when Sanguini starts eyeing a group of girls a little too hungrily and has to be called away by Worple. So, although he's not currently going on a murderous rampage, there's no guarantee he won't start one at any moment.
* Louis in ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' tries to do this for several years, surviving on rats and chickens. It doesn't last. [[spoiler: In the third book he's called out on being the most merciless of them all, actually.]]
* Subverted in Daniel Gonzalez’s ''Ravencraft'' with Lucilla. She is an agent of the Raven Corporation (thus a traitor vampire that helps hunting vampires) but is generally presented as selfish and psychopathic. She is the only “good” vampire in the book (werewolves on the other hand are equally divided among good and bad, like people).
* In the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} novel ''Vampire of the Mists'' by Christie Golden, the elf Jander Sunstar, in what is apparently a unique case, retains his essentially good character after becoming a vampire. He feeds from animals and on rare and non-lethal occasion the hopelessly insane, and goes on to oppose Ravenloft's most famous villain, fellow vampire Count Strahd Von Zarovich. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:We learn from later Ravenloft sourcebooks that his [[HeroicSacrifice suicide-by-sunlight]] at the end didn't stick, due to [[DiabolusExMachina the Dark Powers]] not wanting to lose such a wonderful toy, and that due to the nature of Ravenloft, TheDarkSide trumps '''any''' amount of HeroicWillpower given enough time. The several centuries he's been stuck there managed to corrupt him from actually heroic ChaoticGood to a WellIntentionedExtremist variant of ChaoticEvil]].
* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' books, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires do not need to kill their victims]], so they can be good or evil. Bones especially fits this trope, since he hunts down other vampires who murder, rape and use humans. Vampires in that world are a significant minority of the population (along with ghouls) that behave just like humans with special powers; either good or bad. In addition to Bones, Spade, Dave, Juan, Tate, Rodney, and Annette are all quite friendly for undead. [[OldMaster Mencheres]] isn't bad, if a bit cryptic sometimes.
* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'': Sethra Lavode, [[spoiler: and thus Kiera by extension]].
* In ''Freshman'', Tabitha is a vampire, and it basically is a lifestyle choice. Apparently, a hundred years ago, it was the "in" thing to do, with such luminaries as the Rockefellers becoming vampires. (They hired doubles for photos). She considers biting people "too tacky for words" and uses a syringe instead.
* Regis from ''Franchise/TheWitcher''. He's a higher vampire, and in his younger days he was a hellion among vampires, becoming thoroughly addicted to the intoxicating taste of blood. But after one exceedingly drunken night of blood-imbibing debauchery that ended with him getting a little bit dismembered and staked (turns out it takes way more than that to kill a true higher vampire), he sobered up once he finished regenerating, swore off blood, and because an herbalist and healer. He eventually joins Geralt's eclectic group on their quest to save Ciri, where his various vampiric powers, such as flight, invisibility, and immunity to fire made him an invaluable ally.
* Vampires in ''Literature/TheHollows'' come in two forms: living and undead. Living vampires are basically just humans with some of the vampire benefits and the craving for blood; most of them are friendly. Undead vampires lack a soul, a conscience and all forms of compassion: they most certainly ''don't'' qualify. For now. Based on the general trends of the series and the revelation that undead vampires feed to make a tentative, temporary connection to their missing souls, they're clearly being set up for more sympathetic characterization down the line. Whether this will ever affect their relationship to regular people is much less certain.
* Prince Garrid from ''Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess''. He seemed to be cunning, cold, and even something of an asshole before he and [[LoveRedeems Li'l fell in love.]] After that, he's shown to be funny, TallDarkAndSnarky, and a pretty nice guy in general.
* In ''Literature/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', the titular hero is trained in his vocation by ethical-bloodsucker Henry Sturges, who makes a point of only feeding on bad people, or those so old or ill they're about to die anyway. Furthermore, Henry ''certainly'' doesn't favor the evil vampires' plan to conquer America with the aid of their slave-holding Confederate allies.
* ''Literature/FamilyBites'' by Lisa Williams, features Friendly Neighbourhood Werewolves who look and act like big, friendly dogs, and Friendly Neighbourhood Vampires who [[VegetarianVampire drink animal blood]] ... except for the younger son, TheCasanova who drinks from [[KissOfTheVampire consenting women]].
* ''Literature/{{Bunnicula}}'' ruthlessly drinks the life juices from its victims, which he requires to live (he's greatly weakened when Chester the cat uses garlic to prevent him from attacking anyone). Subversion? Heck, no. Bunnicula is a vampire ''rabbit'', and sucks the juice out of ''vegetables''. Toward the human members of the family and other pets, he's quiet and nonviolent, Chester's paranoia notwithstanding.
* Originally, all vampires in the ''Vampire Memories'' series by Barb Hendee were this; their laws forbade them from ever killing to feed, and their telepathic abilities enabled them to alter their victims' memories so that they would not remember being fed upon by a vampire. Then a vampire got created who had no telepathy....Fearing that the other vampires would kill him for breaking their laws, he struck first and killed every vampire who knew of the laws or of telepathy, leaving only a handful of survivors, who proceeded to kill to feed for centuries. Cut to the present, where the story begins with one of the few surviving vampires, one of Julian's own progeny, in fact, rediscovering telepathy. Said vampiress, Eleisha, proceeds to become one of these, and to try to convince other vampires to become this as well. She has some success.
* Daetrin Haal of ''Literature/TheMadnessSeason'' fought the Tyr until the bitter end when Earth was first invaded by them. Later, on VichyEarth, he continued to teach future generations of humanity what life was like before the Tyr were in control, at great risk to himself. And, thanks to the wonders of modern chemistry, he was able to synthesize the chemicals necessary to keep him alive without needing to drink blood.
* In the urban fantasy ''Strange Roads'', [[spoiler: Mark Valentine]] is a vampire, but apparently uninterested in making more of his kind, and less an unlucky monster than an immortal, somewhat amoral superhuman bodyguard (suiting his former living job as [[spoiler: one of the Praetorian Guard]].) He also doesn't kill to feed and appears to rely on his girlfriend for blood. On the other hand, [[spoiler: Mikelis and his sidekick]] are ''definitely'' not friendly, and while it's not clear if they need to kill to feed, it's a safe bet they don't care if they do.
* Samantha Moon of the ''Vampire for Hire'' series clings to her humanity, taking in most of her blood from butcher's shops and insisting on continuing to maintain a semblance of normality, dropping her kids off to school in the morning and picking them up afterwards.
* Many of the vampires in P.N.Elrod's books are this way. There's PI Jack Fleming in ''Literature/TheVampireFiles'' series (though he's a gruff, hard-boiled type) and Richard Dunn in the ''Keeper of the King'' trilogy. Another series focuses on a 'Gentleman' vampire.
* The main characters of the ''Vampire Island'' children's series by Adele Griffin are a family of fruit bat hybrids who don't drink blood at all.
* Dracula in Creator/FredSaberhagen's novels ''Literature/TheDraculaTape'', ''And Old Friend of the Family'' and ''The [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Holmes]]/Dracula File'' is occasionally menacing, but ultimately honorable and quite willing to defend those to whom he has pledged his protection.
* Andre from Creator/MercedesLackey's Literature/DianaTregarde novels is decidedly this trope. When good witch Diana first encounters him, she thrusts a crucifix in his face. His response is to look at her sadly, take the cross from her hand and kiss it reverently. He and Diana become allies and lovers as the story progresses.
* Most of the vampires from ''Literature/NewAmsterdamBooks'' fit this trope to one degree or another. While they do require human blood, they don't require all the blood of any individual human. Established vampires have "courts" so that they can spread the bloodletting among several humans; less established vampires visit underground clubs where (usually) willing humans offer their blood in exchange for cash or thrills. Vampires in general actually frown on murdering humans, although less from kindness than from a desire to avoid negative publicity.
* ChelseaQuinnYarbro's Count Saint-Germain is an early example of this trope in modern literature. He takes blood from willing or sleeping victims, with care not to take so much that they might become vampires themselves (unless they agree to this). Honorable, and not prone to violence unless he or those under his protection are attacked. Madeleine and Olivia, two other vampires who are book protagonists, also qualify.
* In the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series, most vampires (such as [[spoiler: team member Vic]]) are harmless, keeping to their own dimension, feeding off the blood of livestock, and throwing ''great'' parties. This isn't the case everywhere, though -- a different group of vampires enslaved the entire dimension of [[spoiler: Kowtow]].
* ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'' takes place in an AlternateHistory version of Victorian England considered progressive for integrating vampires and werewolves into society, whereas other countries, especially Italy and America, have a... [[KillEmAll less accepting attitude]]. Most werewolves serve in the military, while vampires are employed as political advisors, and while the vampires tend to have their own agendas, some (like Lord Akeldama) are more benign.
* Count Herbert Willborough is the friendly, neighborhood vampire in ''Literature/FancyApartments''; being pudgy, a bibliophile, and with a complete lack of interest in 'normal' vampire habits makes him an easy clincher for the title.
* Vampires in Marianne Mancusi's ''Blood Coven'' series fit this. They ''do'' feed from humans, but the humans in question are voluntary participants, are not killed, and are well-paid for their trouble. (They're also carefully screened before being chosen, as these vampires are still susceptible to blood-borne pathogens.) Furthermore, any turnings are done with the knowledge and consent of the one turned. (There ''was'' an involuntary turning once, but it was a case of MistakenIdentity: The protagonist was meant to be turned, but her identical twin sister ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. The vampire responsible promptly apologized for the mistake and dropped everything to help cure her.)
* ''Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories'' by Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg rarely has a story of a vampire that hurts innocent people out of the thirteen tales. In one a girl who feeds on bad guys calls vampirism the Gift of living forever and never getting sick while another story called it a curse of not being able to stay dead and craving liver.
* Zig-zagged to hell and back in the ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' series. Vampires have successfully earned legal US citizenship, and have to obey all the same laws that ordinary humans do. Doesn't stop a lot of them from breaking those laws whenever it suits them, and still running their personal fiefdoms through intimidation, terror, and outright murder of each other. Some vampires are definitely "friendlier" than others, but practically none of them are ''just'' "people with fangs."
* Vampires in ''Literature/HereticalEdge'' run the gauntlet, morally. There's absolute monsters, sure, but there's also Asenath, who is probably the most morally upright character thus far and spends her immortality helping anyone who needs it.
* The character of Mandy Karkofsky becomes one of these in ''Literature/TheSecretsOfSupervillainy.'' Notably, she was anything but upon her transformation as it turned her into a vicious violent killer until her husband managed to recover her soul ala Buffy.
* ''Literature/TheUnitedStatesOfMonsters'' has a DownplayedTrope example with Peter Stone as he's a fairly decent fellow who tries (and fails) to make a life as a VegetarianVampire. His loyalty is ultimately with the vampire race, though, rather than humanity and he tears into anyone who tries to hurt them. The concept is also played with as this is the image vampires want to protect to the world even though it's a lie.
* Mr. Quinlan in ''Literature/TheStrain'' as well as its [[Series/TheStrain live action tv-show]]. Unlike [[AlwaysChaoticEvil other vampires]] in the show, Quinlan retains his higher brain functions, independent thought and emotions, is incapable of turning his victims and he is not hurt by sunlight. He was created by [[BigBad the Master]] when he bit Quinlan's mother while he was still in the womb and turned him into a special vampire.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Usually averted due to most vampires being explicitly soulless]], but there are a few memorable exceptions. [[JerkWithaHeartofGold Spike]] most famously after he fell in love with Buffy, especially after he got his soul. He usually seems like a jerk with a penchant for mean snark, but deep down he has a really good heart. Last but not least [[ByronicHero Angel]], the ''original'' friendly neighborhood vampire in this verse (though only when he has his human soul-- [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo you don't want to see him without it]]). Probably not the most approachable guy out there either, what with his sometimes bad choices and his [[DarkandTroubledPast particularly dark past]], but his heart's always in the right place.
* Kicking off with a non-vampire example, Rev Bem of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' is a member of a cannibalistic [[HordeOfAlienLocusts world-swarming]] race called the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Magog]]. He is also something of a vegetarian, a peaceful preacher-type and a pacifist intellectual who has never been shown fighting and/or killing, except against his own kind in self-defense. And even then, he felt bad about it afterwards.
* Barnabas Collins from ''Series/DarkShadows'', one of the earliest (1966) sympathetic (though not actually ''good'') vampires. He killed a lot of people in his initial appearance and was intended to be a temporary character, but was kept on because he was so popular, and turned into a tragic figure rather than an outright monster.
* Nicholas [=DeBrabant=], also known as Nick Knight of ''Series/ForeverKnight'', followed in these footsteps as a good vampire. He "repaid humanity for his sins" in many roles since his becoming a vampire during the crusades, all the while seeking to become human again. [[spoiler:In the end, [[DownerEnding it didn't work.]]]]
* Mick St.John of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' also desired to make up for his vampirism through benevolence.
* The Count from ''Series/SesameStreet'' is a very fine example of a friendly neighborhood vampire. Perhaps too friendly.[[note]]Two! Two friendly! Ah ha ha ha ha! *thunderclap*[[/note]] However, the Count can be pushed a little too far; there was a sketch where he was being served by Grover the waiter, and lost his temper due to Grover's screw-ups. Even so, he didn't ''hurt'' Grover, but just hypnotized him to do his job with ridiculous speed and efficiency. Also, while staying over at Bert and Ernie's, he kept Ernie up all night with his counting sheep, resulting in a humorously traumatized Ernie. The Count's actual "vampirism" is more or less an InformedAbility. He has the stereotypical accent and title, those sure ''look'' like fangs, and a strange compulsion to count things is a vampiric trait in some legends, but it's not like ''Series/SesameStreet'' actually ever ''shows'' him stalking the night to Suck the Felt of the Living.
* Grandpa from ''Series/TheMunsters'' is as friendly as vampires get. Lily is pretty much the same.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had a group of friendly vampires back in season two. The Winchesters seem to have forgotten about them, and currently decapitate any vampire they find.
** The leader of the vampires, Lenore, returns in the episode "Mommy Dearest" and we find out what happened to her and her group. [[spoiler: Because Supernatural is the ultimate CrapsackWorld, all of them have gotten back to killing people, unable to resist it, and Castiel kills Lenore to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery]]]].
** [[spoiler: Benny in season 8. After Dean gets him out of Purgatory, he makes a promise not to drink from living humans, instead living off blood bags taken from hospitals. He seems to be doing all right, even associating with humans regularly (under the guise of an ordinary human) and getting a job in a diner... at least until the midseason finale. He had been shown to have mild struggles with varying degrees of bloodlust around fresh wounds in previous episodes, despite always being able to keep it under control, although the end of "Citizen Fang" is ambiguous as to whether Benny actually snapped and killed Martin (although the circumstances are very suspicious).]]
* The ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' story "The Reluctant Vampire" involved a vampire who shied away from directly drinking blood from humans, rather getting it during his night watchman duty at a blood bank.
* ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'':
** The series features not only a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, but also a Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf (locking himself away during transformations) and a Friendly Neighborhood Ghost (who only scared people because she was confused about what happened to her).
** Mitchell is a dark deconstruction of the Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire. He honestly hates all the killing and doesn't want to hurt people, but it takes him three series to realise that the entire idea of the FNV is ludicrous: his addiction (blood isn't necessary for a vampire's survival in the ''Being Human'' universe: instead, it's a psychological addiction and Mitchell is trying to get clean) will never go away, he's constantly being tempted, and being immortal means that sooner or later he'll fall off the wagon again. By the end of series 3, [[spoiler:he knows the only solution is to die]].
** Hal from season four succeeds in this far more than Mitchell does. He goes to enormous lengths to do so, though, such as basing his entire existence around routine and order. With the help of his own Friendly Neighborhood werewolf and ghost, he's developed a system of life that (while driving him to become obsessive-compulsive to the extreme) does work. Whether this will last is unclear, but we can all hope, right?
* In ''Series/TeenWolf'', Derek's pack counts as the werewolf equivalent. Scott, too.
* This is what Vlad from ''Series/YoungDracula'' wants his family to be. While they're never exactly friendly he does manage to stop them from killing their neighbors. There's a casual mention of them going through postmen extremely fast, but it's not clear whether they're actually dying, and [[spoiler: the only human explicitly killed by them was Will, who they kept around as a vampire]].
* The premise of ''Series/TrueBlood'' is that the invention of artificial blood has allowed vampires to step into society to become these. The transition from being a race of blood-sucking killers to Friendly Neighborhood Vampires does have its difficulties, however, which provides most of the conflict for the show. Godric is probably the best example. He is genuinely nice to humans. He doesn't treat them as inferiors, unlike most vampires. In the present day, he only killed one human on screen, and it was in defense of a third party. [[spoiler: The human was trying to rape Sookie.]]
* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla as he appears in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' skirts the border of this trope. After a villainous first appearance, he spends most of the series as a helpful (if insufferably arrogant) ally to the protagonists.
* Juliet van Heusen, from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Her parents, not so much. This may result from Juliet's parents giving her a soul.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Bad Blood" has a vampiric clan travelling the country in an RV caravan and generally being lawful citizens (they even pay taxes, as one of them points out). The villain of the episode is actually the only one of them who has trouble keeping low profile and their representative apologizes for his behavior before they disappear into the night, leaving Mulder and Scully drugged but otherwise unharmed.
* The entire premise of ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire''.
* The vampires on ''Series/{{Split}}'' consider attacking a human and sucking their blood an offence punishable by death.
* Stefan Salvatore from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. Although a vampire, he is described to be caring, compassionate, kind and empathetic individual who much prefers saving and helping others then killing others. If Stefan harms or kills someone, he will feel extreme guilt and remorse for his actions. Several other vampires feed on blood from a blood bank, or feed on humans but only rarely and lightly from any individual in a deliberate attempt to avoid endangering them. Most vampires who do so do it out of prudence (leaving bodies lying around all over the place would endanger the {{Masquerade}}) rather than humanitarianism
* On ''Series/GoodEats'', a vampire named "Vlad" asks Alton to help him get over a fear of garlic, because he's finding that women these days want men who can cook and so many different dishes involve garlic in some capacity. Unfortunately for Vlad, Alton opens a window at the wrong time and ends up disintegrating him.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/DavidHeath The Blackheart, later known as Gangel Vampire Warrior]] and Billy Blade, though the latter can be a real asshole he ''[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tries]]'' to be a good person.
* Vampiro, whom Wrestling/{{CMLL}} bookers gave TheGimmick as [[ItWillNeverCatchOn a joke]] because they thought he looked funny and he had a very limited in ring repertoire. It turned out the young women in the arenas thought [[VampiresAreSexGods he looked like a rock star]] and [[BeautyEqualsGoodness did not really care about his other issues.]]
* Vampireza and Reina Vampira, resident {{tecnic|o}}as of Monterrey promotions such as LLF. Vampireza did go for the blood of {{tag team}} partner Shira when they were forced into a [[HumiliatingWager hair vs mask]] match though.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'':
** Unsurprisingly, a number of players will play these, ranging from Red Cross employees (cut out the middleman; bitten humans are going to get transfusions anyway if properly diagnosed) to energetic geeks who play too much DDR ("Pale? Of course I'm pale. Ahh, curs'd daystar, bane of my existence!"). Some storytellers claim this is becoming almost as tired a cliche as the ObviouslyEvil ones or the [[TheEeyore brooders]]. Many others disagree, for few things are as giggle-worthy as a room of black-clad vampires playing Mario Kart and asking for one part blood, three parts Mountain Dew. ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Requiem]]'' carries on the tradition - it's easy to imagine a vampire who leaves her Carthian Movement meeting and hits the all-night arcade.
** It's also perfectly possible for vampires in both games (well, only the younger vampires in ''Requiem'' for the most part) to get their required sustenance by feeding on animals. While it's more humane, individual animals don't carry much, it doesn't taste quite as good, and you'll be looked at funny because the two dominant vampire religious bodies say that you're a divine predator meant to cull the human herd. In ''Requiem'', it should be noted that as Blood Potency goes up, your diet becomes more restricted -- animals quickly fall out as an option, and eventually '''humans''' do too. That said, the Ordo Dracul's Coils of the Dragon can eliminate this. Also, rules-wise you are not required to gain Blood Potency as you age, though it does give you certain advantages like being able to use more blood to power your powers, and Blood Potency can be dropped by entering torpor.
** However, you can end up doing horrible things during Frenzy whether you want to or not. Also, it's specifically mentioned that some vampires take it upon themselves to break others of excessive humanity, considering holding yourself to a high standard a naive impediment. Therefore in some ways ''Masquerade'' can still actually be more forgiving -- although frenzy is still an issue, you can feed on anything no matter how powerful you are, and other vampires are less likely to attempt to sabotage and manipulate you into monstrous behavior for the hell of it. Doing it because it advances their own goals, on the other hand...
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' it is entirely possible to play an Abyssal character this way... For a given definition of 'friendly', [[BloodLust of course]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Blood Angels chapter and their successors are among the noblest of the {{Space Marine}}s, inheriting their Primarch Sanguinius's kind hearted soul. However, there is a serious possibility that in battle, they will experience a flaw in their gene-seed where they relive Sanguinius's death at the hands of his brother Horus, causing them to become raving maniacs and develop vampiric tendencies.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Geneviève Dieudonné, who is quite likely the ''only'' example of this trope in the entire setting (or at least the only one who's managed to survive more than a few years without being killed by fanatical vampire hunters or disgusted fellow vampires, or simply succumbing to their baser, monstrous instincts); she's even considered a hero of the Empire for her role in [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu killing Constant Drachenfels, the Great Enchanter]], not once but ''twice''. Unfortunately, [[CrapsackWorld since this is Warhammer we're talking about]], even this is not a good thing; indeed, one of the main reasons they don't try that hard to kill her is that she's the best PR coup that vampires have had for centuries, if not millennia, and, well... she ''is'' the only really friendly one...
** In ''Warhammer'', vampirism doesn't ''per se'' make you evil, it just inflames your natural personality traits and cranks them UpToEleven. A proud warrior becoming a vampire becomes a BloodKnight, a greedy noble becoming a vampire becomes an insane hedonist, and theoretically a good person becoming a vampire would be a paragon. Vampirism feeds virtue as well as vice. Unfortunately, ''Warhammer'' IS a CrapsackWorld, so vice is what most people tend to have in spades.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' generally averts this:
** One of the sourcebooks has an adventure featuring a carefree [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Vistani]] youth that has been newly-turned against his will. The [=PCs=] can, with care, convince him curb his new appetite and help save the rest of his family from the vampire that bit him. The epilogue text implies he will eventually give in to his blood hunger, though.
** There is also the case of Jander Sunstar, as described in Literature above.
** ''Van Richten's Guide to Vampires'' mentions a case where a man of good alignment was transformed and enslaved by a vampire. After his master was destroyed and he had his free will again, he decided to make up for the wicked acts of himself and his master and became the secret protector and benefactor of his hometown. Unfortunately, over a decade or so he [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil grew dissatisfied]] with what he perceived as a lack of sufficient gratitude on the townsfolk's part and began demanding greater and greater rewards for his efforts until they finally refused to pay anymore. He quickly became a scourge upon the town instead, until he was destroyed.
* In the ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' Sourcebook D20 Future, there are {{mutants}}. Given the various available mutations, it is perfectly reasonable to have a mutant with fangs and a physiological need for fresh blood. While such a vampire needs to drink blood, or suffer a slow death by constitution damage, even if he/she inflicts maximum damage against his/her target, it's not enough to kill a level 2 ordinary, let alone a PlayerCharacter. And the blood don't even need to be human in origin. So it's possible to play a {{Mutant}}[=/=]VegetarianVampire[=/=]SuperSoldier fighting for the universe's greater good.
* Sorin Markov of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', a vampire Planeswalker who shows that, while being under the color Black may mean that you're selfish and/or ambitious, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're evil. In fact, he spends most of his time helping to save various planes from destruction, using his powers to [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan seal the Eldrazi]]]] and to create [[spoiler:[[GodOfGood Avacyn]]]].
* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' game, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ghostrick_Alucard Ghostrick Alucard]], who seems to be the leader of the Ghostricks, a bunch of goofy, silly, and not-so-evil monsters. Being from a Konami brand, he's an intentional {{ShoutOut}} to their long-running video game series, as mentioned below.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', sufferers of Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus or HMHVV (TheVirus that creates TheUndead) come in three classes. Class II and III sufferers suffer from a HorrorHunger that forces them to exclusively eat the flesh, bones, blood or organs of their former species, but they don't really care ''where'' said meat comes from as long as it's fresh enough to be edible, and can therefore become this trope (if not a very pleasant case) by feeding on corpses or medical waste. Class I suffers, meanwhile, have HorrorHunger ''and'' need to drain [[LifeEnergy Essence]] from living victims to survive, and Essence loss is permanent (well, mostly; modern medical techniques such as DNA rejuvenation ''can'' restore lost Essence, but ''it sure as hell ain't cheap'') and also deeply psychologically scarring. Red, one of the 'nicer' vampires in the setting (vampires being class I sufferers), describes himself as basically a rapist of the soul and feeds [[PayEvilUntoEvil through vigilantism and access to death row inmates]].

* Draculaura from ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' qualifies, but it's worth noting that [[TheAtoner she wasn't always this way]]. Though we, as of yet, do not know [[NoodleIncident what caused this change]], just that she's very committed to it. She is perhaps the first truly vegan vampire, as she faints at the sight of blood and mostly eats salad and vitamin supplements.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The friendly part's debatable, but VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}} is basically a vampire who kills Nazis.
* Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' prefers [[LittleMissSnarker snarking]] and [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu tea]] to blood-draining. [[spoiler:In fact, she's only had one victim, and even he didn't die.]]
* Dracula's [[IHateYouVampireDad rebellious son]] {{Alucard}} (actually [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]]), from the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series. Although he's a bit of a grump and prefers being alone, he's an ally of the force of Good, and is pretty friendly with humans. Soma Cruz from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Sorrow]]'' duology, if he is actually a vampire, [[spoiler:being a reincarnation of Dracula]]. Note that unlike Alucard, one of the powers Soma gets involves biting and drinking blood for health.
* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'' has Sylea, a Dark Elf vampire maiden encountered by the PlayerCharacter in Lord Vanarhost's lair. Despite evoking EvilIsSexy, she turns out to be friendly and hates her current condition, preferring to eat a special plant as substitute for blood. She sends you on a mission to fetch said plant for her and in exchange she saves the [=PC=] from the vampire lord by backstabbing him. [[spoiler:Sadly, we found in the second game that she has been sentenced to Hell for helping the player]].
* Despite being Succubi, ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''' [[HornyDevils Morrigan Aensland and Lilith Aensland]] aren't evil, as the former usually travels to the mortal world to look for excitement, the latter is naive and innocent, and the former [[GoodBadGirl is actually a very moral and ethical person at her core]] who helps those in need.
* Jericho Cross in ''VideoGame/DarkWatch'' can be played as one, since he fights other undead, cures those infected by sucking out their tainted blood and exorcises [[BigBad Lazarus']] victims. He's no weaker than he would if played as [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential evil]], since he gains the ability to wield several [[AscendedDemon holy powers despite being a vampire]].
* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'': The vampire pianist Samael, probably a black ribboner.
* Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' is one of these. He doesn't drink human blood because of a "certain incident" and instead feeds on the blood of sardines. He also seems to genuinely care for the Prinnies in his squad, hates injustice, and will never, ''ever'' go back on a promise, no matter how small it is, or how ridiculous the lengths he needs to go to in order to fulfil it are.
* In ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'', there is a vampire who drinks tomato juice instead of blood.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
** This game's vampires are generally [[AlwaysChaoticEvil chaotic evil]] in the fashion of bandits and goblins, but [[spoiler:Janus Hassildor, Count of Skingrad,]] just makes sure never to go out in the sunlight -- otherwise, he's a benevolent, if slightly ill-tempered ruler, and actually saves your dumbass avatar's life on a few occasions. Also, if you yourself become afflicted and decide the cure quest is too annoying to bother with, it's not necessarily your cue to join the Dark Brotherhood: simply (non-fatally!) suck the blood of a homeless person every few days, or just carefully time your excursions to avoid sunlight, and you too may enjoy [[CursedWithAwesome a whole host of nifty spells and skill-boosts]]. (Unfortunately, the only way to get the best bonuses from being a vampire is to deliberately go without feeding... but the longer you go, the uglier you become even as the bonuses increase, to the point where people may attack or flee at the sight of you. That can remedied by a dose of Charm spells.)
** There are also vampires sealed in a cave who turn out to be holy warriors of Azura who contracted vampirism while hunting vampires, and sealed ''themselves'' in for fear of becoming mindless killers. When the player finds them, they have in fact become mindless killers, but only because they refused to feed at all, and lost their minds. Azura sends the player to slay them as a mercy for their sacrifice.
** Lord Lovidicus was actually like this, at first. He was very truly and deeply in love with his mistress (who did not realize he was a vampire), and when she became pregnant he loved and cared very much for their unborn son, but despite everything, she immediately turned on him when he told her he was a vampire. Her betrayal utterly enraged him and drove him to madness. The fact that he was trapped in his room for at least two decades and starved of blood after she locked him in didn't help any, and by the time the player character stumbled upon him, his mind was so far gone that he could only think to kill and feed. He swore he would hunt her down if he was freed, but she had already died by the time that actually happened.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** Skyrim has a different example in that has friendly neighborhood [[spoiler:werewolves in the form of the Companions, the local equivalent of the Fighters' Guild. Not all of them, just the inner circle, but still. After their questline is done, two of them will wish to cure themselves of Lycanthropy]].
** As for actual vampires they also have [[spoiler: Sybille Stentor, Court Mage of Solitude]]. She is rather affable and helpful if a bit curt, has been part of the court long enough to have been the late King Toryg's babysitter, and still grieves for him. It's all but stated everyone in the castle is in the know about it to some degree, but are apparently willing to live with her because she's found ways to be one without endangering anyone (it's implied that she feeds upon the prisoners in the dungeons).
** And of course, should the player become a vampire or werewolf themselves, they can choose to be a kinder, gentler version and never prey on the innocent... [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential but where's the fun in that?]]
*** Given that feeding is completely harmless to NPCs, a vampire Dragonborn is kinda this by default unless you deliberately massacre entire towns. Vampires are a menace because a lot of them tend to go frenzied with bloodlust and actively attack cities and needlessly rip their prey to shreds. [[spoiler:Or try to blot out the sun forever.]] One popular mod named ''Sacrosanct'' allows a vampire Dragonborn to '''avert''' this trope harder by draining sleepers, killing them instantly and giving the player character a slight boost in all stats along with a chance to unlock BloodMagic spells.
** Serana from the ''Dawnguard'' {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC, possibly the nicest vampire encountered in the game, who forms an OddFriendship with the Dragonborn, (even bordering on slight ShipTease), despite the fact they are potentially a member of the [[VampireHunter Dawnguard]]. In fact, she more-or-less ''[[HunterOfHisOwnKind joins]]'' the Dawnguard if you do.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'':
** Verandis Ravenwatch and his entourage are a group of vampires like these. They pay people for their blood and cares well for them. He explains he wants to live in peace with the mortals, not to feast upon them.
** Downplayed with Lamae Bal from the backstory. She and her brood are fundamentally opposed to [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]] for turning her into a monster, but she also wants revenge against [[DontFearTheReaper Arkay]] for turning his back on her. If it was not for Bal's threat, she would have been a villain.
* A sort of mutant cult called the Family appears in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', led by a guy named Vance. They are [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]], though they only drink human blood and in other ways act out Vampire myths, kind of like a Hannibal Lecter LARP party. The blood-drinking and [[InvokedTrope deliberate invocation]] of vampiric tropes keeps their cannibalism under control, as it's otherwise an incurable addiction (at least, according to Vance; elsewhere in this universe, there are examples of successfully shaking off this craving, such as ''New Vegas''' White Gloves). They're otherwise fairly benign; Vance serves as something of a grief counsellor for a young man who murdered his parents to eat their flesh and was wracked with guilt, an example of how bad it can get if it were not for cult's pragmatic practices. Meanwhile, it is possible for the player to convince them to take regular blood donations from the people of Arefu in exchange for (A) otherwise leaving them alone or (B) offering an exchange of protection services for occasional donations, changing the Family's association with Arefu from parasitic to symbiotic, which actually makes them even more of an example of the Friendly Neighborhood Vampire trope.
** And you can in fact become one yourself.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' the slums of Westside are home to Mean Sonofabitch, a Friendly Neighborhood Super Mutant who keeps the residents safe from the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Fiends]].
* Forum Community/MMORPG ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has no less than three NPC Friendly Neighborhood Vampires. Ian and Moira, both of whom were shopkeepers prior to the events of the Vampire Arc (Though Moira was turned on Halloween [[EmergencyTransformation to save her life]]) and Louie, who was introduced by the plot. By the end of the Arc, all three of them turn down the opportunity to be cured, and choose to live life as Vampires. Interestingly enough, life as a vampire is not much different that life as a human, as they never seem to drink blood, and have no aversion to sunlight. In fact, the only results of becoming a vampire for either of them appears to be a change of Hair Style and instantly learning kung fu, which makes you wonder why a cure was even developed in the first place. Louie was shown drinking blood from a transfusion pack in the Olympics arc, and also in one of those awful animated shorts.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Sapphira says that vampires have lived peacefully in Whitehelm for years, and it's only recently that she has come under attack by religious authorities. If she was once "friendly", though, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge she's not now]].
* Slayer, from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', may have been one of the founding members of the Assassins' Guild, but also sought its destruction when it became corrupt. His overall demeanor is friendly and polite: when he fights, he's capable of decking other powerful characters across the cosmos [[WillfullyWeak while still holding back]] [[SpiritedCompetitor to be a good sport]]. It also helps that his wife, Sharon, is immortal, thus, he's never needed to hunt others for blood: she can regenerate all of her blood even after being completely drained.
* The ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'' remake subverts the hell out of [[spoiler: having to kill the vampire in the original game by having said vampire turn out to be your ally]] once Graham is able to prove that [[spoiler: he's helped out Caldaur's wife and granddaughter and does a FetchQuest]].
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': He may be a several-millennia-old blood sucker, but when compared to the ''rest'' [[BlackAndGrayMorality of the vamps]], Janos Audron is practically ''cuddly''.
* Batreaux from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is a demon with vampirish traits. He's friendly though, to the point of playing games with little girls, and his one true desire is to become a human and live peacefully among them. In his demon form he unwillingly releases an evil aura that makes the resident cats go crazy at night however.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Nitara may be a vampire from Outworld, and she may rely on her uncanny ability to manipulate people whom she then leaves behind without fulfilling her promises to them (see also Reptile), but her goals are altruistic: as she is motivated to liberate her broken realm, which was conquered by [[EvilOverlord Shao Kahn]] a long time ago. She is closer to a GuileHeroine than a FemmeFatale.
* Revenant vampires in ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are morally unaligned and not inherently evil, and have the potential to be downright saintly and only focus their deadly powers upon evildoers. Their spellcasting counterpart the Lich has a harder time of it, being morally [[TheChainsOfCommanding bound]] to the behavior of their ravenous, combative undead minions.
* One of the scenarios in ''[[VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! 2]]'' involves helping Gorou Ookami (which translates as "fifth son of the wolf", [[MeaningfulName appropriately enough]]), a WolfMan who transforms when he sees something that so much as ''looks'' like the full moon, control his transformation while on a date with a human girl. When he reveals his true nature to the girl at the end of the stage, if you've done well enough, she decides [[BeastAndBeauty she likes him that way]].
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' has [[spoiler: Katrina and Tanya]].
** [[spoiler: Tanya]] is an otherwise [[UndeadChild normal little girl who just happens to be a vampire]]. She's sweet, kind, loves to dance, and [[spoiler: misses her real mommy and daddy, whom the Hero must reunite her with]].
** [[spoiler: Katrina]] is a much more interesting take. [[spoiler: She's actually the ''BigBad'' of the game, but her sense of good and evil is a bit... [[BlueAndOrangeMorality unusual]], and falls much more into WellIntentionedExtremist territory than true villainy. She ''doesn't'' want the Hero as a puppet, which she could easily do by biting him or using her magic on him, but wants him to help and love her by his own free will. Katrina turned Tanya because she genuinely thought it was the right thing to do, it's suggested she leaves the town in peace in part because she believes the residents to be her subjects and she is their benevolent ruler, she likely saved Boris's life by giving him shelter and a job at the castle as gatekeeper when she found him wandering the forest alone at night, and [[EvilIsNotAToy thinks she can sufficiently control Avoozl]] to prevent the death and destruction it would bring if allowed into the world. In fact she doesn't even ''want'' to release it to use as a weapon for destroying or conquering the world, she only wants the "endless night" it would usher in because she's terrified of the helplessness of being a vampire in the daytime: ''anyone'' could stake her during the day and she can't do anything about it. The only two characters she is explicitly known to have bitten and turned are [[TheDragon Ad Avis]] and Tanya. The former was a SmugSnake who pretty much deserved it, and as mentioned above she genuinely thought it was the right thing to do to Tanya. Otherwise the game is unclear over whether vampires in the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' universe ''must'' feed on human blood, how much, and how often.]]
* Keith Valentine and his brother Joachim from ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' and ''Shadow Hearts: Covenant'' respectively. Both join Yuri and company to save the world, and while Keith mainly did so out of boredom, he was nonetheless friendly to the village neighboring the Valentine family castle. Joachim takes the whole friendly thing another several steps further by donning a butterfly mask and becoming a [[MaskPower superhero]]. Really.
** Hilda in ''From the New World'' is Keith and Joachim's little sister. She joins up with Johnny because he rescued her from Roswell. She aspires to be some kind of magical girl heroine whom all children can look up to...and saving the world seems like a good place to start!
* ''Franchise/TheSims'':
** The Nightlife expansion for ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' introduces vampires who can add non-vampire Sims to their ranks. These vampire Sims fit the trope as they do not require blood to survive and can continue their lives (so to speak) as normal...except for an incredible intolerance for sunlight.
** Likewise in ''VideoGame/TheSims3.'' Literally, if the sim in question has the Friendly trait. They do need blood to live this time (but don't kill Sims when they take it), but being a VegetarianVampire is also possible.
** [[RuleOfThree Natch for]] ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' with the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Vampires game pack]] installed, especially if your Sim has the Good Vampire aspiration and/or the Good trait.
* Sierra of ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' is a rather friendly example of this trope and only too happy to help kill Neclord (who's [[ObviouslyEvil decidedly not an example of this trope]]), before becoming attracted to one of the characters.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Remilia Scarlet is not exactly "good" ''per se'', being a bit of a MagnificentBastard on the side of her usual [[ObfuscatingStupidity kiddy behaviour]]. However, it's generally not her style to hurt people that don't mess with her, the blood she drinks is usually served to her by a maid who gets it fully legally at a human village (and even when she sucks it directly she doesn't cause lasting harm because she's "a light eater"), she prefers talking and engaging in verbal sparring with humans anyway, and she cares really deeply for the people under her care, particularly her sister Flandre (also a vampire). And she seems to have developed a peculiar friendship with [[TheHero the main character]], [[{{Miko}} Reimu]].
** The aforementioned Flandre plays with the trope. On the surface, she is ''not'' friendly. She is mentally unbalanced, breaks all her toys and [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength occasionally breaks people]], and pretty much nobody who visits the Scarlet Devil Mansion ever wants to meet her. Even her power is [[PersonOfMassDestruction the most destructive in the series]] - it's literally to ''destroy absolutely anything''. Yet at the same time, all the characters to have met her were able to have a [[NonLethalWarfare perfectly-by-the-rules]] danmaku duel with her, and while she is [[MadwomanInTheAttic usually locked in the house]], it seems to be of her own free will, implying she has no real desire to go out and destroy everybody.
** Many minor characters are wild yokai who would be capable of eating humans, but either enjoy their company or are too afraid of Reimu to attempt to kill anyone.
* ''VideoGame/AVampyreStory'', a comedic point-and-click adventure game, features protagonist Mona, kidnapped, killed and turned into a vampire by ButtMonkey antagonist Shrowdy Von Keifer. She is perhaps the nicest person in the whole game, refuses to accept that's blood she's drinking from wine bottles, and when she finally does bite people, the only effect it has on them is that they're knocked out cold with no memory of the event. Repeated drainings can leave people anaemic, however, though that's still not that bad.
* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Velvet Velour is either entirely friendly or very, very good at pretending to be. She gives you a couple of quests to preserve the {{Masquerade}}, and makes it very clear she doesn't want innocents killed on her account. She also appears to feel guilt about the people who do have to die to uphold it (one being [[VampireHunter a vampire hunter]] who wanted to kill her and the other a traitorous clanless who was trying to leak info on vampiric society to a human).
** It's also surprisingly easy to play one yourself! Feed and kill only in self defense and take the Masquerade hits if needed to save lives.
* Dr. Jonathan Reid, the main protagonist in ''Videogame/{{Vampyr 2018}}'' is a doctor turned into a vampire during a time when London was being ravaged by the Spanish Flu. He has the option of being played this way by refusing to kill a single NPC for their blood, which prevents him unlocking of more vampire powers and makes the game itself more difficult. On the other hand, healthy [=NPCs=] offer more nourishment, as do characters he knows more about, so Reid ''appearing'' friendly and offering treatment to someone may not be so nice as it seems...
* Loue from ''VideoGame/AWitchsTale'' definitely qualifies. He doesn't even feed on humans; he likes tomatoes!
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' video game has a friendly neighborhood werewolf, who hunts down and eliminates Vizima's most dangerous criminals because [[spoiler:he is actually Vincent Meis, the captain of the city guard]]. If Geralt discovers his identity and reunites him with his lover, he can be actually cured of lycantropy through ThePowerOfLove.
** In an expansion to the third game [[spoiler:Regis from the Literature section above reappears, significantly less dead than belived and still trying to help.]]
* Player character Worgen in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are another werewolf example. Some Undead could be seen like this to the Horde as well. At least compared to the actual Scourge and the Lich King's forces.
** Warlock demons could also count, being 'pets' while most any other Demon in the game is an enemy of some sort.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Diego Escalona in ''VisualNovel/HavenfallIsForLovers'' is Havenfall's doctor and a potential {{Love Interest|s}} for the player character. He went into medicine as a form of [[TheAtoner atonement]] for his past misdeeds [[spoiler:as a soldier in the invasion of Mexico led by Hernan Cortes]], and spends a lot of his time making house calls. He keeps a (presumably more or less ethically obtained) supply of blood stored at Razi's bowling alley rather than feeding on living humans.
** Havenfall also has a whole family of Friendly Neighborhood Werewolves, the Hunts. Mackenzie Hunt is Havenfall's current sheriff and another potential love interest.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Addison Constance Loveworth from ''Webcomic/IronGate'' definitely fits in here, she's a dainty little 19th century vampire lady: always trying to help while being unfailingly polite, disliking violence and only sipping bovine blood from fine china.
* Webcomic/OrangeMarmalade centers around a vampire who is trying to fit into human society. Vampires in this setting, after a near extermination of their species, now survive off of pigs blood, under heavy regulation by the government and the slightest of crimes can get them arrested or worse. Society and people for the most part ''despise'' and fear vampires, wanting and desiring nothing more than to see them wiped out. As such, Ma-ri, the female protagonist pretends to be human as best as she can and does her best not to reveal her secret.
* Gin from ''Webcomic/{{Minion}}'' in a Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf, the whole "minion of a dark-witch-for-hire" thing notwithstanding. He's a FriendToAllChildren and pretty much the only [[BerserkButton way to make him mad]] is to threaten a child in front of him... but if you ''do'' do that, [[PapaWolf you're hosed.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Sam is a parody of these; he attempts to be brooding and angsty, but often switches right back to the sleazy, upbeat guy he was pre-vampirization. One arc had him walking right into a ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' parody.
** It's worth noting that Sam is NOT a VegetarianVampire; though he is generally a good guy and avoids killing people, he has no problem hypnotizing people and drinking their blood, and when a group of evil vampires tricked him into thinking he had killed one of his victims while blackout drunk, his reaction was "oh, well".
* Conrad in ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' is something like this: he doesn't kill people, but not because he's trying to be all good and humanitarian. Actually, he's just so neurotic that the thought of putting his mouth on a stranger's neck makes him ill.
* In ''Webcomic/LifeSketch'', vampires are so commonplace that it came as a huge shock when one of them started attacking humans. [[spoiler: And even then, it wasn't a real vampire.]] They even serve blood in restaurants like the O.K. Cafe, where [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike,]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward]] and [[VideoGame/AWitchsTale Loue]] frequently hang out.
* A recent page of ''Triquetra Cats'' introduced Circe [=SinClaire=], a friendly jovial vampire sorceress, who survives on clone blood, who acts as surrogate mother to a young kitsune.
** In that setting, ordinary run-of-the-mill vampires don't seem to have much problems fitting into society, and so tend to be this; it's when you get to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the variant types]] that you get problems, though we've seen two friendly cases so far: there's Ryu, one of the main heroines' boyfriend and a vamp'''y'''re who's been prevented by judicious applications of phlebotinum from losing his mind and becoming an animalistic predator as a result of his contamination, and Kazumi, a {{miko}} who, although she was turned into a "Hand of the Dragon" vampire (AlwaysChaoticEvil on account of their vampirism being mixed with demon/oni blood), who [[FaceHeelTurn switched to the good guys' side as soon as she could]] because even decades of being a monster enslaved to other monsters wasn't enough to put a dent in her inner IncorruptiblePurePureness (as a bonus, it's thanks to her magic powers and knowledge that Ryu above managed to remain human in mind and spirit). If non-vampires count, we can also add Vyolet the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]], who, despite BlackEyesOfEvil (well, more like deep purple) and regular access to an AmplifierArtifact that boosts the user's demonic essence exponentially, is still just a nice teenage girl personality-wise.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has Jigsaw Forte, a CuteBruiser who not only happens to be a vampire, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom but a furry one at that]].
* Derek, from ''[[http://www.tru-lifeadventures.com TRU-Life Adventures]]'' is a bit grumpy, but still makes for a fine worker on the toy store's overnight shift.
* Pat from ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' gets pig's blood from the local butcher shop and is currently searching for a cure so [[IJustWantToBeNormal he can become human again]]. He's not friendly by human standards, but compared to the other vampires we've seen (and especially [[ChaoticEvil the other vampire main character]])...
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}''; Vinny Doombats is a pretty nice guy, at least by [[CrapsaccharineWorld Erfworld standards]].
** The ''rest'' of Transylvito... maybe not so much. In fairness, it may just be that most of the few Transylvitans who get much screen time happen to be those that come across as arrogant jerks, rather than it being a racial/national thing. When King Don finally gets an extended arc, it turns out that he regards King Slately of Jetstone as a close personal friend. He is willing to [[spoiler: all but bankrupt Transylvito trying to save Slately, and appears genuinely remorseful when he eventually decides/is convinced he can't empty Transylvito's treasury to loan Jetstone the funds they need (which probably won't do anything but delay the inevitable anyway)]].
* The King of Dalv in ''FanFic/ChessPiece'', who has a [[NobleDemon demonic]] appearance has to drink a quart of blood a month to survive, due to a DealWithTheDevil he made to save his son. He's a childish, generally laid back man who [[AuthorAppeal sleeps in the nude]]. Hmm...
* The plot of ''Last Blood'' revolves around the last human survivors of a ZombieApocalypse and the vampires who need to keep them alive to avoid starvation.
* Nina Delacroix in ''Webcomic/EerieCuties''; she was born on Easter, and thus needs chocolate instead of blood... and she even feels bad about "killing" a chocolate bunny. The rest of her family drinks blood, but they don't kill the people they feed on.
** Subverted to an extent, when it's revealed quite a few vampires in the past were VERY evil, and they aren't 'nice'.
* This is mostly avoided in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' though when one of the vampire hunters girlfriends is turned she seems to be able to keep her humanity due to him supplying her with blood, he does wonder if she is just pretending and staying with him for the free food. Charby himself finds this difficult after promising not to kill any more humans since he can't really control his bloodlust, eventually slipping up and killing a teenager without even any intent to feed on her due to his strength.
* Liz from ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', by her own admission, used to be evil, but she's turned her life around and hasn't killed anyone in centuries. She gets her fix from raw meat and large quantities of animal blood stashed in her basement.
* Scarlet Blutt from ''Pleasure Bon Bon'' combines this with EthicalSlut.
* [[TakeThat Edwin Colin]] from ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' is pretentious, has NoSocialSkills, slightly physically repulsive and overly romanticised to the degree that he believes StalkingIsLove. For all that, however, he isn't ''bad'', just terribly ignorant and a little dumb. It also helps that [[OurVampiresAreDifferent his universes' vampires don't drink blood directly from humans]] and only bite in self-defence.
* [[spoiler:Kanaya Maryam, back from the dead]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Friendly outside of extreme circumstances, most obviously her RoaringRampageOfRevenge, during which she only dealt lethally with known multiple-offense murderers. Much later, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the pre-scratch incarnation of her ancestor, Porrim]] is also one. Later when John messes with the time-stream [[spoiler: he meets the Dolorosa who displays similar fangs and glowing eyes, he later refers to her as a vampire]].
** Technically, they're Friendly Paradox Space Rainbow Drinkers, not vampires. Among the differences: they glow in the dark and, unlike most Trolls, can stand and actually ''like'' bright sunlight.
* Secret from ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''. She's a cute, sweet, demure BrokenBird... DeathKnight.
* Various vampires from ''Webcomic/TheKingfisher'' see themselves as moral, with varying degrees of truth. The youngest remaining vampires - Jack, Darren, and Tristan - are essentially human, unless in a blood frenzy. Vitus is the preachiest nice-guy character in the comic.
* Initially very much averted in ''Webcomic/AllRosesHaveThorns'', but as time goes on, by the 19th century the vampires ''have'' to start providing helpful services and incentive to the townsfolk in order to prevent them from being killed in their sleep.
* Ben the main character of ''Webcomic/WalkingInTheDark'' is this. He tries his best to make sure no one falls prey to evil supernatural beings (especially if it concerns Ian, the BigBad of the comic), helps out the law enforcement when needed, and carries around a flask of blood to keep his hunger in check.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' defies this trope.
** While Malack is a vampire and AffablyEvil, he is not this, and has dark designs for the Western Continent.
** [[spoiler:When Durkon is turned into a vampire, he lets the rest of the Order believe he is this, when in reality the vampire is a dark spirit holding Durkon's soul prisoner, and working for Hel (Northern Goddess of Death), to bring the world to ruin.]]
* In ''Webcomic/BramAndVlad'', all vampires to date are this, but only some of them are really friendly (like Bessie, Vlad - for a certain value of 'friendly' - and Martin). Most of them [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bram_and_Vlad/5431208/ are forced to be friendly]] by the Vampire Hunter Association and [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bram_and_Vlad/5431217/ his very competent members]].
* Vampires in ''Webcomic/{{unTouchable}}'' have evolved to integrate into modern society. They can quietly absorb LifeEnergy by touch to sustain themselves and on the whole are regular people trying to get by.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Walter, the resident ghoul of Sandra's hometown, is quite nice, and a [[http://askzandra.tumblr.com/post/96607066526/ill-take-his-word-for-it "wonderful conversationalist"]]. Sandra ends up liking him quite a bit.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Count [=LeShoc=] of ''WebVideo/TransylvaniaTelevision'' isn't exactly friendly, but he doesn't kill the people and monsters in his employ, either. At the same time, most of his employees ''are'' undead...
* ''WebVideo/WarningReadersAdvisory'' features the Nachzehrer. He lives under a desk, chews on his burial shroud, and asks everyone he sees if they'll be friends with him.
* Cody from ''Literature/AngelOfDeath'' is a lich, not a vampire, and eats human souls instead of drinking human blood. Other than that though, he fits this perfectly.
* Subverted in the Website/CollegeHumor sketch, "The Six Monsters You'll Have for Roommates." The "vampire" isn't actually a vampire, just a {{Goth}}y college kid who happens to share some traits with them: he stays out all night, has an aversion to sunlight (because he is NotAMorningPerson, probably because he's out partying all night), is never seen eating (or at least doesn't eat garlic bread), and has ''no'' trouble [[TheCasanova hooking up with several different girls]].
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Vampire Lord is a pretty chill guy unless you piss him off.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Ruby-Spears cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangface}}'' had a friendly (and very goofy) werewolf, whose transformations seemed more or less psychosomatic (often triggered by ''pictures'' of the full moon or sun). This is a Ruby-Spears example of RuleOfFunny, as the supporting cast all seemed [[CrazyPrepared to have supplies of durable picture-postcards of the full moon or sun in their back pockets]], and relevant images often cropped up in the story whenever the script started to lag.
* WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones lived next door to The Gruesomes, a family of [[Series/TheMunsters Munsters]]-inspired monster-like creatures, who were otherwise just as normal as anyone else in that show.
* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' is very friendly... much to the chagrin of his butler Igor, who wants him to go back to the business of sucking blood and being scary. Being resurrected with a ritual where ketchup was accidentally substituted for blood, Count Duckula has an easier time being friendly as the world's first VegetarianVampire. Interesting in that he WAS evil, but became good after his "death". Of course, Doctor Von Goosewing is [[KnightTemplar convinced beyond a doubt]] that Duckula is a murdering fiend and continually tries to destroy him.
* The titular ''Drak Pack'' and their mentor, Count Dracula. Not so much the monsters of O.G.R.E., though.
* Sibella Dracula from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' is just the cutest thing. Even if she was at the school to become actually scary.
* There were two human kids in Camp Mini-Mon (''Mini-Monsters''), but Dracula's kid hasn't attacked them even once.
* The Count of ''WesternAnimation/MinaAndTheCount.'' Hanging out with said Mina (a seven-year-old little girl) has made him OneOfTheKids, so he's not really a danger to anyone now.
* Played with (like so many other things) in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Marceline doesn't feed on ''blood'', just the color red; on the other hand, whether she's "friendly" depends on how entertaining she finds you. Her alignment seems to balance out at ChaoticNeutral: in her introductory episode, she's antagonistic towards Finn and Jake until Finn manages to land a punch on her OneWingedAngel form, but in her second appearance, she tricks Finn into becoming her "evil" henchman, with the twist that all the "evil" deeds she ropes him into are actually unambiguously ''good'' (her "army of the undead" is actually the entertainment at a party, the adorable-looking plant she orders Finn to kill is actually a horrifying monster, etc.). Later appearances have put her in this category, with her not really doing any evil, though she does have her moments like only going after her EldritchAbomination father to get her bass/family ancestral axe, back.
* Vinnie from ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' may be a friendly vampire, but he's still the bad boy of the school.
* In his first major appearance, Count Spankulot in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' tries to become one of these, albeit by scaring the KND into letting him join them. He fails. ''Hard.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies''. A sweet teenage witch and her wacky monster cousins from Horrible Hall.
* Paramount's Famous Studios (later Paramount Animation) had Casper the Friendly Ghost, Goodie the Gremlin and Honey Halfwitch.
* This trope is discussed in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Peter asks Brian about this while watching ''Sesame Street''.
-->'''Peter:''' Is the Count a vampire?\\
'''Brian:''' What's that?\\
'''Peter:''' Well he's got those big fangs. Have they ever shown him do somebody in, then feed on him?\\
'''Brian:''' You're asking if they've done a ''Sesame Street'' in which the Count kills somebody, then sucks their blood for sustenance?\\
'''Peter:''' Yeah.\\
'''Brian:''' No, they've never done that.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where The Count from ''Series/SesameStreet'' turns out to be NotSoHarmless.
-->'''Newcomer:''' ''[sees all the other ''Sesame Street'' figures with fangs, feasting on blood]'' The Count turned you all into the undead!\\
'''The Count:''' If you thought I was a vampire in every way but that one, then I count ''one'', one dumb motherfucker.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** "Kevin" the changeling, who showed up at Cranky and Matilda's wedding and has since been released as a Friend-Class card in the official card game. While changelings are closer to succubi than traditional vampires, they're still vampirish enough to count.
** "The Times They Are a Changeling" brings us Thorax, a misfit changeling who [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch rejects his kind's love-stealing ways]] and ends up becoming friends with Spike. In the season six finale [[spoiler: Thorax convinces the rest of the changelings to overthrow Queen Chrysalis and learn to share love instead of stealing and hoarding it, and even becomes the new ruler of the ([[HeelRaceTurn now reformed]]) changelings]]!
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/MonaTheVampire''. The titular Mona only ''pretends'' to be a vampire and the actual supernatural threat of the episode is purely in the imaginations of her and her friends (there's always a completely rational explanation for what the "threat" actually was), but within the realms of her imagination she's a vampire who is friendly and heroic.
* The version of Dracula seen on ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' isn't exactly friendly, but he's a senior citizen who can't do much (intentional) harm in his old age, and he initially lives in a retirement home for monsters. He later moves into Billy and Mandy's neighborhood after we find out that [[spoiler:Irwin is his grandson]].
** Speaking of [[spoiler:Irwin]], he definitely counts, given the above.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' gives this treatment to Count Blood Count in the episode "Fangs for the Memories". He is the episode's client rather than the antagonist, enlisting Granny's help to find who stole his coffin, and is shown as being very friendly to Granny and her pets.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' also presents a good vampire who was being framed by a [[VanHelsingHateCrimes Van Helsing expy]] as the author of some giant bat attacks on the nearest village. The ghostbusters even side with him and protect him from danger.