-->''"He is right dear, that boy could never pass as a creature of the night".''

School for Vampires (''Die Schule der Kleinen Vampire'') is a German/Italian animated TV series, which not surprisingly centers around a group of vampire children learning everything a vampire needs to know. Our hero Oscar might have been one of the best students at the Vampire Academy, if it was not for the fact he cannot see, let alone taste blood, if he does, he faints. To make matters even worse, he is in love with a human girl whose grandfather is a vampire hunter!
!! This show provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Gothetta
* AfraidOfBlood: Oskar, which is quite ironic considering he's a vampire.
* AllGhoulsSchool
* AlphaBitch: One time character, Nofre who is an Egyptian princess vampire and controls all the boys, but downsizes Gothetta
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Count Alarich von Horrificus, the headmaster.
* BoardingSchool/ ExtranormalInstitute
* BodySnatcher: Ashley takes over Oscar's body in one episode and scares the hell out of their friends.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: in one episode the vampire children are watching TV and there is a line about watching too much TV upon which all characters look at the camera
* ButtMonkey: Stoker
* {{Cheerful Child}}: How can you else describe Klot
** As a {{Moe}}, definetely!
* TheChick: Sunshine
* CuteLittleFangs: All the vampire kids, exept for Stoker (and arguably Leachy).
* CrustyCaretaker: Nestor, altough he is to an large extent more of the OldRetainer of the school.
* DefangedHorrors
* DubNameChange: Most characters have different names in the Italian, German or English version of the show, except for Oskar and Klot
** Lapidina = Gruftine = Gothetta
** Rotella = Tinto = Leechy
** Perfidius = Fletscher = Stoker
** Pulvirio = Ashley = Ashley
** Sole = Sunshine = Sunshine
*** Justified, since they're all [[PunnyName Punny Names]]
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: for some episodes
* Expy: Lenny looks a lot like [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Riff Raff]]
* FieryRedhead: Gothetta, altough her hair is more of a crimson color.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Oskar
** TheLancer: Stoker and Gothetta
** TheSmartGuy: Leechy
** The TagalongKid[=/=]TheChick: Klot
* ForbiddenFriendship: Oskar and Sunshine
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire
* GadgeteerGenius : Leechy
* HarmlessVillain: VampireHunter Paulus Polidori
* IronicFear: See AfraidOfBlood
* JerkAss: Stoker, sometimes entering TokenEvilTeammate territory.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stoker has shown that he's not all bad.
* NiceGuy: Oskar
* OurVampiresAreDifferent:
** A human that became a vampire (after being bitten by a vampire during a full moon) can become human again by replacing all his/her vampire blood with human blood in a blood trasfusion.
** Also; a vampire that is exposed to sunlight does not die, but is instead reduced to a living/undead pile of ash that can still speak and retains the same personality. [[AndIMustScream Yikes]]!
** Apparently, in this universe, there are vampires that are born as vampires and those who were turned by [[TheVirus bite]]. Probably as a logic consequence, these vampires grow up and age. They are still immortal, though.
** Blood is not a necessaty to the vampires, at least not the vampire children who are not allowed to drink blood until they graduate the school for vampires. They eat all kinds of non-blood food, the vampire children even love human sweets.
** Other vampiric powers include hypnosis,[[LivingShadow bringing one's shadow to life]] and turning into bats (but retaining their human faces).
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Played straight with the kids, subverted however with the adult vampires who can be, as shown in some episodes, [[NotSoHarmlessVillain an actual threat to humans]]. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption They are however always stopped by the interfering kids or bad luck]]
* ParentalAbandonment: It is unknown what happened to Sunshine's parents or if they are still alive.
* ShoutOut: Every member of the faculty: Count von Horrificus and Lady Kryptina are dressed in the same way as Dracula and Lucy in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. Professor Archibald Oxford looks like Count Orlock from ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' and Nestor is a dead ringer (pun not intended) to Riff Raff from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. Vampire hunter Paulus Polidori shares his last name with John William Polidori, author of ''Literature/TheVampyre''.
* ShowWithinAShow: "Vampire Town", a human show based on Fletscher's diary.
* UnwittingMuggleFriend: Sunshine falls squarely into this trope. She even dresses Oscar up as a vampire in one episode.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Count von Horrificus' only fear is [[spoiler:clowns]]
* WorldOfHam
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