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

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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from the top: Leechy (in bat form), Oskar, Ashley, Stoker, and Gothetta]]
'''''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 Oskar might have been one of the best students at the Vampire Academy, if it was not for the fact he cannot stand the sight, let alone the taste, of 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.
* ArtEvolution: The third season features a cleaner art style with more vivid colors.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Count Alarich von Horrificus, with some overlap with NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* BoardingSchool/ ExtranormalInstitute
* BodySnatcher: Ashley takes over Oskar'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 else can you describe Klot?
** As a {{Moe}}, definitely!
* TheChick: Sunshine
* CuteLittleFangs: All the vampire kids, except for Stoker (and arguably Leechy).
* CrustyCaretaker: Lenny, although he is to an large extent more of the OldRetainer of the school.
* DefangedHorrors
* DirtyCoward: Stoker, at his absolute worst.
* 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
** Mortimer = Nestor = Lenny
** Sanguinetti = Oxford = Oxblood
*** Justified, since they're all [[PunnyName Punny Names]].
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: For some episodes.
* 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: Mainly Oskar, but all of the vampire children are this to an extent.
* GadgeteerGenius: Leechy
* GenderBlenderName: Somewhat; Ashley's name, though technically unisex, is considered feminine with English speakers.
* GenerationXerox: In a couple of {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s, Polidori's ancestors are always shown to be fanatical vampire hunters.
* HarmlessVillain: VampireHunter Paulus Polidori.
* IronicFear: See AfraidOfBlood
* JerkAss: Stoker, sometimes entering TokenEvilTeammate territory.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stoker has shown that he's not all bad.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Sunshine and Gothetta
* MilesGloriosus: Stoker talks big, but when the danger is real, he will cry and beg for his un-life.
* NiceGuy: Oskar
* OurVampiresAreDifferent:
** A human that has newly 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 transfusion.
** 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 logical consequence, these vampires grow up and age. They are still immortal, though.
** Blood is not a necessity 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; they 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).
* PerkyGoth: Gothetta, and arguably the rest of the vampire kids too.
* 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.
* PuppyLove: Oskar and Sunshine have shown mutual feelings for each other
* 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 Oxblood looks like Count Orlock from ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' and Lenny is a dead ringer (pun not intended) for Riff Raff from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** Vampire hunter Paulus Polidori shares his last name with John William Polidori, author of ''Literature/TheVampyre''.
** Maxine Schreck, a one-time vampire character, is named after Max Schreck, the actor portraying Count Orlock in ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''
** Arnie, a one-time human character who plays a vampire for a carnival show, dresses in red robes and a hairstyle similar to the infamous costume from ''Film/BramStokersDracula''
** Orlock Nosferatu, another one-time vampire character, is also named and designed after the titular character in ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''
* ShowWithinAShow: "Vampire Town", a human show based on Stoker's diary.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Oxblood and Kryptina are the only two teachers at the school.
* UnreliableNarrator: Ashley tells his classmates that he was reduced to ash because he lost track of time while battling the wolfman, a hunchback, and Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. What really happened was that he was dancing at a party, then fell down the stairs and through a door into the daylight.
* UnwittingMuggleFriend: Sunshine falls squarely into this trope. She even dresses Oskar up as a vampire in one episode.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Gothetta's accent in the English dub sounds like a mixture of British, Texan, and Romanian.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Count von Horrificus' only fear is [[spoiler:clowns]].
* WorldOfHam
* WouldHurtAChild: Klot barely being out of toddlerhood doesn't stop Polidori from trying to stake him.
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