Ahh, being turned into a vampire! It is known across fiction as a fall from grace, the loss of humanity, and rebirth... But also love!

Yes, rebirth and love! [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Did we mention they lost their humanity?]]

I Love You, Vampire Son is when there is a romantic -- or at least affectionate -- relationship between the turner and the turned. This could be mutual or one-sided. Bonus points if it is directly stated that ''some'' pairs have a parent-child or mentor-student relationship, yet ''others'' are romantically (and physically) involved. Vampires can be that way.

It is often implied that vampires [[WifeHusbandry choose who to turn specifically based on romantic attraction]]. This applies to both good and bad vampires: "I turned him because I wanted him to become my lover," and "I turned him because I wanted us [[EternalLove to be together forever]]." Indeed, vampires of this sort believe that LivingForeverIsAwesome and want to share it with their special someone.

Vampires are especially tempted to do this when their beloved is dying, either ''right now'' and only an EmergencyTransformation will save them; or else they fear being alone once [[MayflyDecemberRomance old age runs its inevitable course for the mortal object of their affections]].

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This is not a trope about vampires having sex with their "traditional" family members]], but rather, belonging to the same vampiric bloodline,
which is seen as the equivalent of--and often replacing--being related by human blood.

{{Inver|tedTrope}}sion to IHateYouVampireDad, though one-sided vampire incest can be a source of hatred. Related to ParentalIncest and MentorShip. Compare ResurrectedRomance.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/BloodPlus'': When a queen transforms a human into her chevalier they enter into a loving LadyAndKnight relationship. The most prominent couple is the two leads: Saya and Hagi. To the point that when Saya apologizes to Hagi for making him her chevalier, he tells her it was the best thing that ever happened to him because it allows him to stay by her side.
** Diva was off-handedly implied to have had sexual relations with some of her chevaliers, although that was Amshel's initiative, not hers. At least one of her chevaliers, James, definitely holds some sort of affection for her.
*** Subverted with Nathan, as [[spoiler:while he seems to care for Diva a great deal, he's not ''really'' one of her chevaliers. He was her mother's chevalier. Diva never realizes this, though.]]
** Though it's her sister's chevalier that a queen needs to mate with to reproduce.
* ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'', Cain towards Shido.
** Eventually, Shido towards Riho. [[spoiler: (And she loves him back!)]]
*** Especially brilliant when this is because [[spoiler: Cain deliberately sent Shido a psychic dream of Riho turning evil in order to get Shido to avoid this.]]
* The one-shot YuriGenre manga ''Nightmare Syndrome'' by Creator/{{Natsuneko}} focuses on a VampireHunter who is trapped inside a vampire's castle and mysteriously spared by her captor, despite repeated attempts to kill her. Eventually, it is revealed that [[LesbianVampire the vampire has fallen in love with her purported slayer]] and awaits a chance to offer her immortality. [[spoiler:She eventually succeeds via EmergencyTransformation and the two of them spend undeath happily together.]]
* Nanami Shinonome of ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' enters into a relationship with the boy she turns into a vampire. Said boy is [[NoYay twelve years]] [[{{Squick}} old]] when he is turned.
* Mikaela Hyakuya and Krul Tepes from ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd''? Krul saved his life by kissing him on the mouth and only shows her affectionate side towards him. She even risked her life and position to keep him and his fellow Hyakuya orphans safe, until Ferid massacred most of them. Likewise, Krul is the only vampire Mika cares for
** A fan deconstructed their relationship [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kt4ORH5eWZuMcyk3oVZHHq2NkmHbIs4QaxhlDdzDcq4/pub here]].
* In ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'', {{Alucard}}, became far more affectionate towards Seras once she unlocked her true potential as a vampire, specifically when he takes on his true form, [[spoiler: {{Dracula}}]] and pats her on the head after she shyly noticed how different he looks.
** Though not so much a vampire as a familiar, Seras developed an actually romantic relationship with the one whose blood she drank to become a true vampire: [[spoiler: Pip Bernedotte]].
* ''Manga/UQHolder'' has a mostly familial example where Evangeline turns her adoptive son Touta as part of an EmergencyTransformation (though she let him choose to go through with it rather than force it on him). [[spoiler: Due to time travel shenanigans, he was also her first love, though she had moved on long before he became a vampire (or was even born).]]

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/IVampire'' includes this as part of it's backstory-- Andrew Bennet turned Mary Seward into a vampire out of love, however, the transformation also made her sadistic, and she ultimately rejects her lover's FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire approach and starts building an undead army to conquer the human race. NiceJobBreakingItHero.

[[folder: Film]]
* Creator/ParkChanWook's ''Film/{{Thirst}}'' plays up the WifeHusbandry aspect of this trope. The protagonist Sang-hyeon first feels drawn to Tae-ju out of sympathy, since her foster mother Mrs. Ra adopted her so she could raise her to be a wife to her son (and basically a slave to the both of them). Sang-hyeon later saves her life via an EmergencyTransformation, and there is the feeling that Tae-ju has merely gone from one relationship of quasi-incestuous dependency to another. Her feelings toward him [[IHateYouVampireDad begin to shift]] after her transformation.
* In a short film of ''Film/ParisJeTAime'', a tourist in the Quartier Madeleine of Paris (played by Creator/ElijahWood of all people) falls in love at first sight with a vampire. She seems to like him, but refuses to turn him... [[spoiler: until he falls down the stone steps, nearly dies, and she gives him an EmergencyTransformation. He rises again as a fearsome vampire, and they chomp on each other. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awwwww...!]] ]]
* In ''Film/DarkShadows'' [[spoiler: Johnny Depp turns his love Victoria Winters after she jumps off a cliff]]
* ''Film/NearDark'': Caleb falls in love with Mae before she reveals herself to be a vampire and turns him. It's also implied that this is the reason why Homer turned Mae herself, but since he's [[NotGrowingUpSucks an immortal man trapped in a 10-year old body]] nothing comes of it. It does fuel his resentment towards Caleb, later threatening to [[PuppyLove turn his little sister as well]]. [[spoiler:Inverted at the end, where Caleb turns Mae back into a human through a blood transfusion because despite everything he still loves her.]]

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Vladimir has turned Armida and Tristan and loves them both. He also had a romantic relationship with his own sire, Callisto.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''
** [[spoiler: Edward turns Bella into a vampire after she nearly dies during childbirth. The baby came out wrong, of course, because it's their baby and male vampires aren't suppose to interbreed with humans...]]
** Also, [[TeamDad Carlisle]] turned [[TeamMom Esme]]. On the platonic side, Carlisle turned Rosalie, Edward, and Emmett, who all view him as a father.
* In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', it's briefly mentioned that Countess Magpyr wasn't a vampire when the Count met her, and Vlad repeatedly offers to turn Agnes.
** Then there's the Winklers. Doreen isn't a vampire but likes acting the part (to the extent of adopting a stereotypical Uberwaldean accent despite being an Ankh-Morpork native who's never been even remotely near Uberwald). Her husband is one, but doesn't especially enjoy it, and presumably the ''last'' thing he wants is to put up with Doreen for eternity.
* This is pretty rampant in ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' in general, where many of the turned have relationships with their turner. [[FridgeHorror Take comfort in the knowledge that Ricean vampires suffer from permanent impotency.]] According to them the sensations from drinking blood beat sex any time. Thanks to their SenseFreak nature they also can do sex in all but name only, despite of the fact that the organs normally required for the act are pretty much necrotic.
** Lestat turned his human mother Gabrielle into a vampire and ''then'' they had a relationship. Vampiric incest indeed.
** {{Squick}}y is the (very strongly) implied relationship between Claudia and Louis. The HoYay (and sometimes FoeYay) between Lestat and Louis, on the other hand, was just fun.
** In ''The Vampire Armand'' and ''Blood and Gold'' Marius de Romanus rescued a Russian boy named Amadeo who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery from a brothel and the two of them had a pederastic relationship [[EmergencyTransformation until Amadeo was poisoned during a fight and Marius turned him on the brink of death]].
** Marius' great love in his human life was Pandora, a girl 15 years him younger but when they met again after many years he's already a vampire and she has reached his human age. Since she has been fatally injured by one of his enemy, she has no choice but turning her into a vampire. The two lived together for about 200 years before a huge argument that kept them apart for 1400 years.
** The two first vampires, Enkil and Akasha, were the king and queen of Ancient Egypt. They were plagued by a vengeful spirit who loved bloodletting before being mortally wounded by their own subjects who staged a coup. The spirit entered Akasha's body through a wound, making her the first vampire, and she saved her husband by turning him.
** In the ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' FilmOfTheBook, Jesse is turned by Lestat, who has feelings for her. At the end of the movie, they are seen walking away, holdings hands. In the book, she is turned by her distant ancestor Maharet and has no relationship with Lestat.
** Interestingly, in at least one case turning a lover results in the relationship collapsing. Daniel Molloy begs Armand to turn him, but Armand knows it's Daniel's fragile humanity that interests him. It's only when Daniel's liver starts to shut down thanks to his constant drinking that Armand is forced to turn him. The relationship does indeed end shortly after, especially since Daniel goes insane.
* Pretty much the modus operandi of the White Court in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', with the love element and especially the incest element taken to very literal depth - the ruling family reproduces rather than turning humans into vampires like the other courts, and the White King has sex with his daughters in order to dominate them. His sons meanwhile tend to die in [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident Unfortunate Accidents]].
* ''Literature/AnitaBlake'': Asher was the lover of his maker, Belle Morte. Considering what [[HornyDevils her line]] is, this is par for the course. And sort of--though ''technically'' not--in the case of Jean-Claude. Belle ''didn't'' turn him: It's stated that he was turned by another vampire whose Master of the City essentially pimped him out. However, Belle as the head of her line is a "mother" or at least ancestor to all the vamps of her bloodline so it still can apply.
* The first ''Literature/NightWorld'' book has a terminally-ill girl being turned by her vampire boyfriend.
* In ''Literature/LostSouls'' by Poppy Z. Brite, the trope is used ''literally,'' as the vampires in that book reproduce sexually instead of through ViralTransformation.
* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries''
* It's strongly implied that Eric turned Pam for this purpose, though their relationship is strictly platonic by the time of the novels. The implications are... many, especially considering [[LesYay Pam's sexual orientation]].
** Lorena also seems to have turned Bill for this purpose. This seems to be the exception rather than the rule in the Stackhouse universe--Sookie notes in ''Club Dead'' that vampires consider it unseemly to have sexual relationships with other vampires.
** Sophie-Anne and Eric both talk about the one sided relationship with the vampires who turned them, though Sophie-Anne's experience was while she was human. Appius Livius Ocella told Eric not to call him Appius, as Eric didn't know him well enough. Then Appius taught Eric how to get to know him.
* By the beginning of ''{{Dracula}}'', the Count has three vampire brides, and over the course of the novel he tries to recruit two others. It's worth noting that the novel never describes these women are Dracula's "brides," though that seems to be the most common perception. The leader, a blonde, seems most explicitly romantic with Dracula, while the others may actually be the pair's daughters, since they're described as having the same features as Dracula. In any event, they're loyal to the Count, so the trope may well stand.
* Played straight in the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' novels, with an additional twist for Stefan's "stable": the semi-vampiric humans he keeps as a voluntary blood supply are all terminally ill, have their illnesses kept in remission by his occasional reciprocal blood-donations ... and sleep with ''and bite'' each other. I Love You, Near-Vampire Sibling?
* The canon epilogue to ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn'' reveals that Eli turns Oskar into a vampire after they get off the train. WordOfGod says that the epilogue was written due to people speculating what his fate was going to be.
* This trope abounds in Debora Harkness's novel ''Literature/ADiscoveryOfWitches''. In this world, [[TheClan families are]] [[ThickerThanWater very, very important]] to [[SuperFamilyTeam vampires]]. There are examples of vampires siring mates as well as children. The de Claremonts are more or less like a nuclear family with two parents, several siblings all sired by those parents, and grandchildren (sired by the siblings), and [[ExpositionOfImmortality great-grandchilden]]. When [[spoiler: Diana and Matthew marry Diana starts referring to Matthew's sires as her children]] despite the fact that while they look young, they're all Really700YearsOld.
* In Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' novel ''Demon In My View'', Aubrey turns Jessica, and there had been a growing attraction between them for much of the novel. After she turns, it's implied that they get together.
* This, in platonic parent-child form, is important throughout ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' books.
** One romantic example - [[spoiler: Mika]] and Arra, in [[Literature/TheSagaOfLartenCrepsley the prequels]], before she gets with Larten.
* This was intended in ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'' from Lord Akeldama to Biffy, [[spoiler: until the latter got [[EmergencyTransformation turned as a werewolf instead]]. Luckily, he ends up with another werewolf in a BetaCouple - literally.]]
* A non-romantic example between Thoth and protagonist Peter Stone in ''Literature/TheUnitedStatesOfMonsters''. Thoth created Peter as his ReplacementGoldfish for his dead human son while Peter had just lost his only living relative. The two generally get along great even if Peter resents Thoth's somewhat condescending and controlling manner. Tension in their relationship is more along the lines of money, career choices, and other things which would be in a mortal parent-child relationship.
* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', Eric transformed his adopted daughter Greta into a vampire so they could remain a family forever. Despite Greta turning into what anyone else would call an insane bloodthirsty monster (it turns out compulsive eaters don't make good vampires), they retain an unconditional familial love for one another. It's a notable exception to the general rule, as most other vampires in the series despise and try to destroy their sires.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Darla and Angelus become lovers after she sires him, as do Drusilla and Spike. Angelus also has a sexual relationship with Dru, much to Spike's anger
** When Spike turned his human mother in {{flashback}}, she started to come on to him, but he was {{Squick}}ed out.
** The Master also held Darla as his favorite
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' implies (and WordOfGod confirms) that Angel and Spike slept together at least once.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': [=LaCroix=]'s daughter Divia, who turned him just before Pompeii was destroyed by Vesuvius, wanted to start a more intimate relationship with him, but he refused. Divia was made a vampire herself at about 12 years old.
* ''Series/TrueBlood''.
** Lorena Krasiki and Bill Compton
** Bill Compton in turn has a father-daughter bond with his protege Jessica Hamby.
** Eric Northman and Pam Beaufort are (probably) a platonic version. Eric, in turn, cared deeply for his maker, Godric... very deeply. This gets {{Squick}}y considering that Godric has the body of an adolescent when he turns Eric; even more {{Squick}}y considering the formula the two use to describe Godric's relationship to his progeny: "Father. Brother. Son."
** Season 3 adds Russell Edgington and Talbot, his consort of centuries.
** And Season 5 brings us Eric's 'Sister', who is naked with him within ten minutes of being shown on screen. And is introduced with them making out.
** The Season 5 finale has Pam and Tara sharing a passionate kiss.
* Played for laughs in one of J.D.'s fantasy sequences (part of the Dr. Acula {{Running Gag}}) in the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Transition":
-->'''J.D.:''' Kim, wait! Unfortunately there's no way I can make you mine, unless I make you mine...
-->''(pulls her to him)''
-->'''J.D.:''' ''(thinking)'' ...for eternity.
-->''(bares fangs and bites her neck)''
-->'''Kim:''' ''(alarmed)'' Dr. Acula, don't... ''(sensually)'' stop.
* This was the reason Coraline turned Mick on their wedding night in ''Series/{{Moonlight}}''. [[IHateYouVampireDad He didn't appreciate it]]. Josef attempted to do this to a girl he loved, who asked him to turn her, but something went wrong and she was turned only partially before falling into a coma. It is implied that she will stay that way forever, as her body doesn't age. There was also the couple in the finale, who stayed together for nearly 150 years, and the husband (and vampire child) even chooses to die alongside his wife, despite her cheating on him.
* In ''Series/BloodTies'', Henry specifically mentions that a vampire only turns people he or she cares about. In his case, Christina warned him that natural vampiric territoriality would eventually force them apart, lest they [[IHateYouVampireDad kill each other]].
%% * Simon and Raphael seem to have at least some affection for each other in ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}''. Especially clear in the season one finale, as Raphael seems genuinely hurt when [[spoiler: Simon betrays him and the clan]]. Simon looks ashamed when confronted by Raphael.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Billy Blade felt this way toward Ariel in Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA Vendetta Pro Wrestling, revealing it was ''[[HijackedByGanon he]]'' who turned her, not Seven (or Kevin Thorn, to you [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WW]]Wrestling/{{ECW}} viewers).[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* The Daeva of ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' often maintain a whirlwind relationship with their childer, but the love quickly turns cold and the childe is abandoned.
** In the earlier ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' the Giovanni recruit exclusively from an extended family that has been known for incest. Likewise, the Toreador often embrace from artists, and being a clan that is [[DistractedByTheShiny compulsively drawn towards the beautiful]], there's good odds they romance an artist during their prime before Embracing them to ensure the craft isn't lost to the ages. [[CreativeSterility This is a terrible idea.]]
*** Daddy of all vampires, Caine, expressly forbids this in The Book of Nod, the vampire Bible of ''Masquerade.'' He basically tells all his vampire children that Embracing mortals they fall in love with is a [[IHateYouVampireDad horrible, horrible idea that will never ever end well.]] His childer rarely listen to him. About anything.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Libris Mortis'' mentions that a few intelligent undead create spawn from their loved ones in pursuit of this trope. But while vampire spawn are slavishly affectionate towards their creators, this is a supernatural compulsion, not true love.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* Graf von Krolock and his son Herbert in ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' are a literal example. Herbert is pretty much the ''only'' person the Graf loves properly anymore, to the point of basically tossing the hero to Herbert as a present. Awww?

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AVampyreStory'': Shrowdy von Keifer is this way towards Mona. She [[IHateYouVampireDad does not reciprocate]]. In a twist, Mona is in complete denial about being a vampire. Of course, while we're at it, Shrowdy's affections are less than wholesome. For a start, Mona's the latest in a long line of girls who have met exactly the same fate, except that all her predecessors got iced as soon as Shrowdy got bored with them. (Mona has lasted the longest of all the girls Shrowdy has thus imprisoned, which is either a very good or very bad sign depending on how you look at it.) Oh, also, this all started when Shrowdy's mother disappeared, and he chooses his victims based on their resemblance to said missing parent. Yeek.
* It's heavily implied in ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'' that this is why the Black Witch turned John Turner, as she's definitely heavily attracted to him. He emphatically [[IHateYouVampireDad does not return her affections]], though he is talked into taking non-sexual advantage of them occasionally, and is reasonably polite while turning down anything more forward whenever he does so.
* Isaac Abrams in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is implied to be, if not romantic then paternally, fond of his childe Ash Rivers and originally turned the younger man vampire to save him from an overdose. Ash, who is a borderline DeathSeeker, partially resents having been 'saved' and an afterlife of being looked after and being unable to act any more. The two have a complex and rather strained relationship as a result.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'':
** Count Dracula will always love his son Alucard.
** Done even more [[GoodParents beautifully]] in the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow reboot]]. There, Dracula is an openhearted and supporting father to Alucard, who clearly cares for his well-being to the point of [[spoiler: going against his own monstrous nature to protect him.]] That said, it doesn't mean they didn't have their... [[{{Patricide}} disp]][[OffingTheOffspring utes]]. Bonus points for [[spoiler: Gabriel being Trevor's father by blood.]]
** Another less-known example is Carmilla and her fledgling, Laura. While not explicitly stated, it's implied that Carmilla was a tender and loving creature around her. Laura herself didn't [[IHateYouVampireDad appreciate the notion]], however.
* Rose from ''Myths of the World: Black Rose'' goes a step further. She not only makes her beloved, Benjamin, a vampire. She also makes his true love a mindless thrall.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* In ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', we eventually learn that [[spoiler:Malack]]'s "children" were in fact his vampire spawn, whom he considered family. How fully this was reciprocated probably depends on how closely the setting stays to its ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' roots (see above).
** [[spoiler: When forced to kill his friend Durkon over their moral differences (namely, Malack being a vampire), Malack opts to transform Durkon into a vampire spawn in hopes of resolving said differences and saving their friendship.]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* An element of ''Vamp You'', both with the porn-like desire for sex, and with an actual relationship. Subverted somewhat, in that the vampires are always evil, and that often it's a rather open relationship.

Now, {{Troper}}. Let us be together, [[{{Immortality}} for eternity!]] *Chomp*