[[caption-width-right:328:One '''HOT''' vampire lady . . .[[note]]But doesn't this portrait [[Comicbook/{{Inferno}} look familiar]]?[[/note]]]]

Vampirella was created in 1969 by Forrest J. Ackerman and Trina Robbins for Warren Publishing's black and white horror anthology magazine of the same name. In her first series, Vampirella was an inhabitant of the planet Drakulon, which had blood instead of water, which gave rise to a race of vampiric HumanAliens. After arriving on Earth, Vampi devoted herself to fighting evil of all kinds, as well as falling in love with one Adam Van Helsing while trying to avoid the stake of his father Conrad. 112 Issues would be published of ''Vampirella Magazine'', which would print its last in 1983.

The series was revived in TheNineties by Harris Publications. This resulted in Vampirella's origin being changed to becoming the daughter of Lilith who had been brainwashed into believing she was an alien from Drakulon. Harris Publications would publish 46 issues of Vampirella across two volumes with the last years marked by a large number of crossovers.

Later, her license was acquired by Creator/DynamiteComics, who put out a DarkerAndEdgier version for 2010. This series lasted 38 issues, only for the character to be given a reboot by author Creator/NancyACollins. Dynamite's second volume (Vampirella's fourth) continued Vampirella's original continuity before a ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''-style event resulted in her being banished to a new reality where she had a LighterAndSofter existence. Dynamite's third volume (Vampirella's fifth), written by Creator/KateLeth, began in 2016, debuted her under a new more conservative costume. A fourth volume, (Vampirella's sixth) launched in 2017 and has ditched said conservative costume for a slightly different one. This new series takes place in a thousand years into the future which Vampirella awakes into a world much different from the one she left. It's quite the MindScrew.

Dynamite Entertainment has also re-released the original Warren comics in archive editions.

There was also a Creator/RogerCorman-produced LiveActionAdaptation [[Film/{{Vampirella}} in 1996]], starring former Bond Girl Talisa Soto in the lead role. An earlier attempt at a movie series by Film/HammerHorror in the 1970s remained stuck in DevelopmentHell until the company folded.

[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-vampirella-retrospective.html A summary of the character's history can be found here]].


[[folder: The comics as a whole]]
* BadGirlComic: Perhaps the UrExample. The genre of scantily clad female anti-heroes fighting evil didn't really take off until UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, but Vampirella debuted in 1969. That said, [[UnbuiltTrope her original incarnation was more of a campy space adventure heroine]], with her becoming more of a DarkActionGirl ''after'' her revival in the 1990s.
* CainAndAbel: A recurring theme across the several continuities is that most of the main protagonist's siblings tend to be evil monsters.
** Vampirella with her two older Lilin siblings in the Harris publication.
** This is elaborated on the Dynamite comic: [[spoiler:Its revealed that Vampirella's father is none other than Cain, the First Murderer himself. In addition to be cursed to walk the Earth forever, his children would always be twins, one dark-haired and the other blonde-haired, also be cursed as well, with the latter always slaying the former to emulate the pain that Adam suffered when Cain murdered his brother. Vampirella is the dark-haired child while her twin sister Draculina is the blonde-haired one and driven to murder her sister by Cain's curse]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Vampirella has numerous personalities depending on her creators ranging from something akin to Creator/{{Elvira}}, Franchise/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, and ComicBook/{{Blade}}.
* CompellingVoice: One of V's powers as a vampire is a hypnotic voice that makes men do what she wants. It usually only works on humans though, with supernatural foes more likely to NoSell her.
* ContinuitySnarl: Three different comic companies didn't make it better. If you haven't noticed yet, you probably were too busy staring at her costume.
** In the Warren years, the origin was that she was from another planet, Drakulon. In the Harris years this was changed to her being the daughter of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith Lilith]] but there were multiple variations even during that one company which varied on such facts as whether Lilith repented, what her reason was for raising Vampirella as good assuming she didn't repent, whether Lilith was in the Garden of Eden or in Hell, and some minor details such as where Vampirella's costume comes from.
** It gets to ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} levels of snarl with the 2011 book as Vampirella is revealed to have two mutually contradictory sets of memories about being a HumanAliens vampire and the daughter of Lilith. There's also ample evidence of both being true spread throughout the series with the opening stating she has a ShroudedInMyth origin.
* CrapsackWorld: More like a Crapsack Universe since the conflict of OrderVersusChaos has filled the world with supernatural monsters which prey on humans. "Good" guys exist but even they tend to be DarkIsNotEvil types and KnightTemplar heroes at best.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Straightest example would be the Dynamite "Li'l Vampi" one-shot. Subverted insofar that even the most sexy monster women in the series will make you lose a few front teeth if you call them "cute" or "girl".
* DaywalkingVampire: As a direct descendant of UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}, Vampirella herself will often walk around in the daylight whereas most other vampires burn up on direct exposure to sunlight. {{Dracula}}, the progenitor of all evil vampires, has exhibited this trait as well.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Vampirella's outfit is sometimes drawn as a one-piece, form-fitting swimsuit with a massive CleavageWindow and [[SexyBack open back]], but other times as a tiny, physics-defying strip of fabric that pretty much only covers her nipples and crotch. Her boots also vary in length from over-the-knee to only covering half her ankles. Her body type also fluctuates between voluptuous and muscular, and some artists give her a very youthful, almost teenage appearance while others draw her as a grown woman.
* EldritchAbomination: Loads (at least in the Warren years), and they are no nice sight. (Random Example - Vampirella warns Pendragon that he may not look at the Djinn she just killed since he, as a mere mortal, will [[GoMadFromTheRevelation drop dead from the revelation.)]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: Pretty much OnceAnEpisode, someone will make a DealWithTheDevil, only to find this out too late.
* FantasyKitchenSink: There are demons under the mad god Chaos, Aztec and Egyptian deities, Arabic djinn...
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: 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.
* FurAgainstFang: Often, already in Warren times. With a bit of YMMV, even the matches Vampirella vs. Pantha do count.
* HunterOfHerOwnKind: DependingOnTheWriter, Vee is typically portrayed as a vampiress who manages her own HorrorHunger by feeding either on {{Asshole Victim}}s or blood bags stored in a fridge. She has taken down many fellow vampires in her quest to rid the world of evil, with {{Dracula}} himself being her ArchEnemy.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''Vampirella'' has done a number of crossovers with characters from other franchises, mostly towards the later years of the Harris Publishing run of the comic. These include ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'', ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Shadowhawk}}'', ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', and ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
* NobodyPoops: Averted. There's an issue where Vampirella eats a demon and then has a hard time defecating it out.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Dracula and Father Jonas.]] Albeit, this is comic books so it should be expected.
* LovecraftLite: Vampirella is a character who exists in a world filled with countless evil gods, eldritch abominations, supernatural horrors, and sci-fi creatures of the night. The gods of order and balance aren't much better either. Vampirella, however, will kick all of their ass.
* MultipleChoicePast: Vampirella has two conflicting origin stories. Originally she was a {{Human Alien|s}} from the planet Drakulon which, you guessed it, is a world inhabited by vampires. When her character was resurrected in the 90s she was made into the daughter of Cain and Lilith, the latter of whom still ruled in Hell and created Vampirella so she hunt could down evil on Earth. The 2010 Dynamite series includes a blurb with every issue lampshading this ContinuitySnarl, implying that ''both'' stories may be true.
* OrderVersusChaos: There's a cosmic war between these two forces in the setting. Vampirella fights as a (reluctant) agent of Order.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Becomes a plot point in "Death's Dark Angel" where, being a Drakulonian rather than an Earth vampire, [[spoiler:Vampirella's bite doesn't infect Wade with vampirism but rather kills him.]] We later learn in "... And be a Bride of Chaos" that [[spoiler:the influence of Chaos is the reason why Dracula's brand of vampirism is different from the original Drakulonian.]]
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: One of Vampirella's allies is Pantha/Sekhmet, an ancient Egyptian woman who can transform into a panther. There's some degree of MorphicResonance as well, with her {{stripperiffic}} outfit ([[TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter it's not clear if they're actually clothes or formed directly from her skin]]) containing cat patterns.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: A plot point in "Isle of the Huntress". [[spoiler:Vivienne's lycanthropy is immune to silver, but Vampirella can still kill her by sucking her dry. Jean's, on the other hand, is not immune.]]
* {{Retcon}}: Harris comics, in particular, really tried to get rid of all the sci-fi elements but never quite succeeded. They were then retconned away themselves.
* RiversOfBlood: Vampi's homeworld of Drakulon is covered with rivers of blood, thus allowing her race of space vampires to exist. Vampires that feed on living beings are largely seen as evil by the rest of their kind, though when the rivers run dry at one point the Drakulonians as a whole decide to invade Earth out of desperation. Later retconned to be an area of {{Hell}}.
* RoguesGallery: Vampirella has had a shifting rogues gallery over the years. Some of her most frequent recurring enemies include {{Dracula}}, the progenitor of all evil vampires; the [[MadGod Mad]] GodOfEvil Chaos, who rules over Hell; Von Kreist, an undead PsychoForHire SerialKiller; and the Blood Red Queen of Hearts, a body-hopping demoness.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: While she's sometimes depicted as [[InnocentFanserviceGirl not being aware of human conventions]], being an alien from a planet of vampires, Vampirella is usually shown to be fully aware of how [[{{Stripperiffic}} her costume is perceived by those around her]]. She doesn't care, since it allows her to use her sexuality as a weapon.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Lilith and her descendants don't age beyond adulthood since they're either demons or demon-lite (vampires). In the Dynamite series there's a dinner scene in Hell where Lilith, her daughter Vampirella and son-in-law Adam Van Helsing, and her grandson Lukas Van Helsing are in the same room together. They all appear 30-something. Though in Lukas's case TimeTravel was also involved, and Adam, while being a normal human, was technically dead at that point.
* TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter: Pantha, a woman who can [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent change into a panther]]. The way her transformations are depicted she is always automatically wearing her cat-print outfit ([[UnderwearOfPower basically just underwear]]) instead of leaving torn clothing in her wake or needing to go shopping for clothes whenever she turns back, but the FridgeLogic is never addressed.
* WhatTheHellHero: Often. Granted, Vampirella on bloodlust (or drugged with heroin) isn't herself, but...

[[folder: Vampirella Magazine (Warren Comics)]]
* AffablyEvil: Vampirella in her first comic is a perky flirtatious vampire who murders a bunch of astronauts to steal her ship.
* AnthologyComic: The magazine's purpose, basically, was to be a ''Comic/TalesFromTheCrypt'' style horror comic like before the Comics Code Authority with Vampirella as host.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse:
** In "Death's Dark Angel" a corrupt sheriff threatens the Van Helsings with trumped-up charges in order to get them to follow him to Wade's place.
** In "The Resurrection of Papa Voudou" the villains tell Conrad that Adam can be saved... if he helps them evoke the powers of Chaos.
** In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" Conrad presses a stake against the gut of a local guide about to chicken out.
* TheBadGuyWins: Happens all the time in the magazine.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Huitzilopochtli's are technically [[ThePowerOfTheSun concentrated sunlight]] but otherwise fit the trope.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Huitzilopochtli in "The Betrothed of the Sun-God" fries anyone who sets a lecherous eye on Vampirella. [[spoiler:But when Vampi decides not to go with him, he's stand-up enough to let her go.]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: Conrad is blind but has a psychic vision that can warn him about evil and his hearing is good enough for him to aim a gun with.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In "Into the Inferno" Granville decides to repay Pendragon's abandoning of his family by addicting Vampirella on cocaine.
* DoingInTheWizard: Averted. Vampirella is a science-fiction [[HumanAliens Human Alien]] but regularly fights supernatural opponents.
* DownerEnding: The majority of the comics ended with something terrible happening to the leads.
* EnemyWithout: In one episode, Vampirella battles the materialization of her evil side. She wins by giving her opponent a speech that her bloodlust is an integral part of her personality.
* EvilCripple: "The Running Red" has Jabez Kruger, an ArmsDealer who plays both revolutionaries and the governments they're fighting and has gamblers DrivenToSuicide by their losses.
** An even more brutal example is the megamech Vampirella has to fight in one episode. After winning, to her horror Vampirella realizes [[spoiler: inside the mech is the innocent daughter of the mad scientist who built the mech.]]
* ExactWords: In a Vampirella story, the sultan promised the sultana that he would never bodily harm her. Using this as a free ticket for adultery wasn't a good idea - the sultan [[spoiler: force-feeds her until she looks like Blobs sister.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: The demoness Astaroth once was a benign fertility goddess of the Demeter kind and somewhere took a wrong moral turn at Albuquerque.
* GenreAnthology: Very much a horror anthology series of comics collected in a magazine.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Vampirella was a [[InsistentTerminology ''magazine'' rather than a comic]] so they didn't have to worry about the Comics Code Authority.
* HeelFaceTurn: Partly. When she [[DemonicPossession possessed]] the character Cryssie Collins, Cryssie kinda possessed her back, to the result that she allied with Vampirella. (Even in this form Astaroth still was a Bad Girl, rest assured...)
* HereWeGoAgain: At the end of "... And be a Bride of Chaos" a looter comes across a coffin and is tempted to lie in it... [[spoiler:which was how Dracula {{Body Surf}}ed his way between hosts.]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: Big time in the early issues, much less later.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** In "Slitherers of the Sand" [[spoiler:the monster is beaten when Vampirella lures it onto its own waste, which is toxic to it.]]
** In "Into the Inferno" [[spoiler:Granville is killed by Vampirella, who he had accidentally driven into a bloodthirsty madness by the drug he had ordered given to her.]]
* HotterAndSexier: The B&W comics were certainly this compared to anything else out at the time.
* HumanAliens: Vampirella's race is a collection of these. They're just vampires.
* KillItWithFire:
** In "The Resurrection of Papa Voudou", the zombiefied Papa Voudou cannot be harmed by bullets or melee attacks, so Vampirella kills him again with the fire on a brazier.
** In "She who Waits" the Cobra Queen is killed when Pendragon uses his brandy as fuel for a fire.
* LoopholeAbuse: In "Vampirella and the Sultana's Revenge" the eponymous Sultana had the Sultan promise to never harm her. [[spoiler:So when he catches her being unfaithful, he instead has her force-fed, ruining the slimness and beauty she took pride in.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" we learn that [[spoiler:Dracula]] was a native of Drakulon who was supposed to be executed for his crimes, but the execution device was too powerful and instead of just disintegrating his body, it was sent into the dimension where Chaos was banished to.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" [[spoiler:Lucretia, who wanted to become the Bride of Chaos and was jealous that Dracula had chosen Vampirella instead, freed Vampirella from her bonds to take over.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: In "The Running Red" [[spoiler:the Traveller plays to beat Kruger for the sake of good rather than hedonism and loses his immortality for it. He dies shortly afterwards when Kruger's goons attack.]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Strictly played for the lulz in "Stake Out". One SF bar buddy tells the other how they defeated the gruesome alien plant vampire (maybe [[ShaggyDogStory he made all up]]). The vampire can't be killed with a (wooden) stake. [[spoiler: So the heroes kill him with a [[IncrediblyLamePun steak]].]] (At this point of the story, intergalactic policemen storm the bar. Probably it's the Creator/MontyPython "This is silly!" police.)
* OuterLimitsTwist: Very common in the magazine. For example, in the first issue, a woman is trapped on a life raft with a dwindling number of survivors being killed off by a vampire. In the end, there's only her and the man she loves. [[spoiler: She kills him only to find out the ''boat'' is the shapeshifted vampire.]]
** The other stories in issue 1# included: [[spoiler: the origins for Vampirella, a father killing his own daughter after she is infected with lycanthropy, a man who rescues a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe mer-woman only to discover she's actually a Deep One out to conquer the surface, a couple who has a gateway to hell as their nursery, and a man married to a monstrous Jabba the Hutt alien after hearing beautiful Amazon-like androids needed men.]]
* PerkyGoth: Pretty much Vampirella's personality before Perky Goths existed.
* PhonyPsychic: Amelie de Mort in "The Betrothed of the Sun-God" pretends to be a medium and cons people into thinking that their dead relatives want the will changed to benefit her, after which she has her victims killed for the inheritance money, though she gets more than she bargained for when Vampirella and Pendragon visit her and Huitzilopochtli speaks through her for real.
* PutOnABus: In the second issue, it was mentioned that Vampirella has a blonde twin named Draculina. She wasn't ever mentioned again (except in a retelling of Vampirella's origin, then under the name Vampyra). See the Dynamite (2010) series for TheBusCameBack.
* ScaledUp: In "She who Waits" the Cobra Queen can transform into a giant cobra.
* ShapeShifting: Vampirella into a bat (and Pantha into a panther, duh). A lot more exists (Dracula usually has the standard vampire abilities, "The Fox" is a classical Kitsune etc.).
* SinisterMinister: [[spoiler:Father Jonas, who is actually a servant of Chaos.]]
* SkunkStripe: Madame Dominique in "The Resurrection of Papa Voudou".
* SpannerInTheWorks: In "The Resurrection of Papa Voudou" [[spoiler:Paul Giraud manages to stagger into the ritual chamber, where he falls beside the altar. As a result, the spell intended to resurrect Papa Voudou splits its power between repairing the villain's mind and restoring Paul's body. Thus, Papa Voudou is raised as a sapient zombie but his body remains decayed.]]
* TentacleRope: Played seriously in the Warren times - those were horror comics after all, even if not under the restriction of the Comics Code. A [[EldritchAbomination monster]] is conjured to "handle" the witch Fleur, but due to plot twists, it gets the wrong girl and "handles" the butt-ugly brothel chief. Monster, bitterly complaining: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain "This is...girl?"]]
* TranslationWithAnAgenda: A strange thing occurred in the first German run of the series. In cases, the translation completely ignored the English text and mangled the plots to comply with the likings of puberty youth with an IQ of 50. The guilty are still at large.
** Also, just for the trope, they called her the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Blood Princess]]. (Hey, if Drac is a count...)
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Were]]: Probably due to AbortedArc, it is never explained why the Lupae are arch enemies[tm] of the Vampiri and Cat people, even if their leader babbles about her shapeshifted form any second sentence. ([[MeaningfulName Lupae.]] You can guess her were form yourself...)
* WomanScorned: In "The Running Red" [[spoiler:after Kruger offers Droga as collateral in his bet only to lose, the humiliated woman pushes him to his doom.]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: In "Hit Six", the killer is very unconfortable with adding a woman to his hit list. He plays stalker while trying to make his mind up, but since this is a Vampirella comic, the women are spunky and she [[IncrediblyLamePun kinda hits on him.]] Things get very turbulent quickly. [[spoiler: For once, there is no downer ending and they can admire each other [[RunningGag ankles]] happily ever after.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" [[spoiler:Dracula]] was going to feed on Pendragon. Fortunately, he was distracted.

[[folder: Harris Publications]]
* BiblicalBadGuy:
** In one story Vampirella fights the "Black Pope of the Vampire Church", who turns out to be Judas Iscariot.
** The Blood Red Queen of Hearts was a body-hopping demoness who was identified as the Whore of Babylon.
** Lilith, the first wife of Adam, also used to be a malevolent figure who gave birth to many demonic races and monsters. But she has since repented and turned into TheAtoner. [[spoiler:Or so she has lead others to believe and remained evil as ever.]]
* BigGood: Lilith is this when she's repented. Lilith is also the BigBad of the comic when she's revealed to have never done so.
* BittersweetEnding: The Vampirella Monthly ended its run on with a costly victory for the good guys: [[spoiler:Vampirella and Pantha manage to stop Dr. Midwinter's ritual to become immortal by sacrificing countless souls to ComicBook/LadyDeath, but Dixie Fattoni is murdered by him and dies in Vee's arms. Her soul is taken to the afterlife by Lady Death while Vampirella grieves her death (as well as her other loved ones) in despair]].
* BroadStrokes: Vampirella has returned to her Drakulon HumanAliens origin, which renders a substantial number of these comics non-canon but they're still implied to have happened in some fashion.
* DoingInTheScientist: Vampirella isn't actually an alien from the planet Drakulon but the daughter of Lilith born in either Hell, the Garden of Eden, on Drakulon (which is now a part of Hell), or several other origins.
* DevilsJobOffer: Happens as a major plot point in the 1990's ''Vampirella'', where Vampirella is killed and ends up in Hell, which is fortunately ruled by her mother Lilith, who gives her a mission to fight vampires on Earth just before she is killed. (This was a mild retcon, since Lilith was killed, but this implied that she had been in Hell all along.)
* AFateWorseThanDeath: Vampires after dying are absorbed into the Voidsworm, a eldritch entity that dwells in Drakulon and its absolutely immune to any of their weakness.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Lilith goes through this repeatedly in the comic as she is either a repentant remorseful demon living the Garden of Eden or a evil murderous monster who is enemy to God.
* HotterAndSexier: Despite already being one of the most provocatively dressed stars in comic books, Harris Comics began the process of making her costume more and more like "Dental Floss" as Trina Robbins said. Doubles as an UnnecessaryMakeover.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Vampirella had a lot of these in hopes of propping up flagging sales. She had ones with Creator/ChaosComics, ComicBook/{{Shadowhawk}} and several ComicBook/{{Witchblade}} just for starters.
* PragmaticVillain: Brought up by one of Von Kreist's bosses after he reports to him that he managed to land a crashing plane on top of a children's playground. He doesn't seem to object to Von Kreist's action because of any moral qualms, just the lack of professionalism.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played strictly for the lulz (Vampirella of all would know, and Pantha is a werefeline, so Vampirella can't mean it seriously) in the issue with the ''Russ Meyer'' homage "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (yes, the title is identical) where Vampirella remarks to a raging Pantha "It's that time of the month, right?"
* SexSells: To the deterrent of the comic. Much of Harris' handling of the characters involved swimsuit calenders and cheesecake books over actual horror stories toward the end of their run with Vampirella. [[SubvertedTrope Notably, it didn't]].
* VillainousIncest: After Pixie Fattonie is turned into a vampire, one of the first things she does to show how [[TranshumanTreachery she's lost all humanity]] is to molest her sister Dixie in front of a crowd of vampires.

[[folder: Exclusive to the 2010 Dynamite series]]

* ActionSurvivor: Sofia Murray is just another innocent bystander saved by Vampirella but slowly becomes her sidekick.
* BigBad: The first arc had EldritchAbomination Yad-Ath Yermellus as this. Later arcs would share it between Dracula and [[spoiler: Von Kreist.]]
* BigBadWannabe: Le Fanu believes herself to be Vampirella's EvilCounterpart when she's just a SmugSnake.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Vampirella has one of these in the first story arc, allowing her to become TheChosenOne.
* BodyHorror: The worm-infested vampires are definitely this.
* ChurchMilitant: The Cestus Dei are the Vatican's paramilitary monster-hunting organization that Vampirella has a friendly relationship with. [[SixthRangerTraitor Perhaps too friendly.]]
* ConquerorFromTheFuture: Professor Benjamin Quatermass originates from a timeline 100 years in the future when humanity has abandoned the Earth's surface for floating cities. In a variation, he invades the past to make sure that his ancestor will ''invent'' time travel technology, allowing for the incredibly complicated series of events to ensure that he'll controll all timelines.
* ContinuityPorn: Brandon Jerwa's run on the title was absolutely full of characters who had, in many cases, not been seen in decades.
* DarkActionGirl: As part of the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the series, they turned Vampirella into one of these.
** Vampirella fights numerous ones throughout the series.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Vampirella loses all of her playful flirtiness and humor to become an angry Bad Grrl, a decade after the Nineties.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: [[LesYay Done by Sofia Murray]] when an unconscious Vampirella lies in bed with a blood bag hooked up to her vein to recover from her latest mishap, still wearing her classic costume. Sofia spends a good deal of time admiring her body.
* EldritchAbomination: The Yad-Ath Yermellus is a giant worm god who created vampiredom.
* EnemyMine: Dracula and Vampirella team up to defeat Yad-Ath Yermellus.
* GainaxEnding: The series ended with Vampirella becoming Queen of the Monsters and an order of vampire knights due to oddball circumstances only to have an EldritchAbomination eat time due to a XanatosGambit by [[spoiler: Dracula]]. To save Vampirella, Lilith proceeds to banish her daughter to a new reality where she was originally a comic book character.
* GrandfatherParadox: Defied in the 2010 Dynamite run when ConquerorFromTheFuture Professor Quatermass visits his great-grandfather to ensure that he'll invent time travel ahead of schedule to further his plans. When his great-grandfather hesitates, Quatermass shoots him only after asking him if his grandfather is safe at home.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: Herr Schuld is one of these as he wants to destroy his evil ancestor, Von Kreist, so much he ''resurrects him from the dead'' to do it.]]
* KudzuPlot: After the relatively straightforward plots of the first twenty issues, the series gradually started returning older elements of the series without bothering to explain where they came from or who they were. It climaxed with Vampirella journeying 100 years to the future with a cameo by WesternAnimation/TheJetsons (!) in order to have an apocalyptic battle with Professor Quartermass and her adult son who is King of Hell. Oh and all from the perspective of her NiceGuy stalker Thomas Criswell with the help of a gigantic talking rabbit. This sets the ground rules for the comic's eventual GainaxEnding.
* LuredIntoATrap: [[spoiler: Herr Schuld is the descendant of Vampirella baddie Von Kreist and so ashamed of it that he manipulates Vampirella into coming to an ancient city's ruins so he can have her sidekick Sofia possessed by his ancestor. He distracts Vampirella with the monsters in the city while conducting the ritual so he can resurrect Von Kreist and kill him again. This requires setting up a plane massacre, summoning an ancient evil wizard, and Tarot cards. It also fails miserably as Vampirella interrupts him before he can kill a possessed Sofia.]]
* MemeticMutation: In-universe, Vampirella herself, Dynamite's "Second Coming" story arc. (How that works? Astonishingly well, you're welcome.)
* NinetiesAntihero: What Vampirella morphs into for the duration of the volume.
* PietaPlagiarism: One of the covers for issue #7 shows Sofia Murray in Mary's place and Vampirella herself in Jesus's place.
* TheLostLenore: Adam Van Helsing is this to Vampirella.
* RealWorldEpisode: The first Dynamite run ends with [[spoiler:Vampirella being sent to a universe by her mother Lilith where she is only a comicbook character.]]
* ShoutOut: There's a recurring TimeMaster who wears a giant bunny suit, presumably a reference to Frank from ''Film/DonnieDarko''.
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Herr Schuld betrays Vampirella in order to infect Sofia Murray with his demonic rapist ancestor.]]
* SmugSnake:
** Le Fanu is constantly owned by Vampirella despite her overwhelming confidence.
** [[spoiler: Herr Schuld recovers from his coma to try to recruit Vampirella. This is TooDumbToLive and gets him killed.]]
* SnakePeople: Mamba is a giant green-skinned snake goddess with a human upper body.
* StuffedInAFridge: [[spoiler: Sofia Murray is killed by Dracula to cause Vampirella more stress.]]
* TimeMaster: Hopper is a time traveller wearing a bunny mask who keeps track of all events so he can guide events along their proper path. For one thing, acting as a ReverseMole against Quatermass' plot to conquer all of time.
* TheWormThatWalks: A recurring trend:
** The giant worm god Yad-Ath Yermellus manifested itself as a swarm composed of thousands of worms during a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.
** The resurrected [[spoiler:Von Kreist]] appears as a giant made of human ''skeletons'' in another mind sequence.
** The demon Botis appears before a Vatican strike team in the physical world made up of hundreds of dead rats.

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* AllPartOfTheShow: Slade uses real monsters for her creature features and has them kill the extras for food (and payment).
* BattleButler: Coleridge is Vampirella's. He'll do anything for her even though he's only human (though in the 2015 series he's also immortal by way of curse).
* BigBad: Slade is the villain of the first arc, "Hollywood Horror."
* BuryYourGays: Resoundingly averted with the supporting cast.
* TheBusCameBack: Dynamite the bus parked containing Vampirella's blonde sister Draculina in a garage on Drakulon and reintroduced her into the story line.
* CharmPerson: Juliette's power and she used to be very unethical about it, including using to get women she's attracted to.
* CoolHouse: Vampirella owns one of these.
* CostumeEvolution: Vampirella goes from the thong bikini she normally wears to an outfit more suited for the Roller Derby.
* DealWithTheDevil: Genevieve's father made a deal with Slade, eventually making her effectively Slade's slave for life.
* DeathSeeker: In the 2015 series, the immortals Medea, Dr. Faustus and Cain really want release and so they concoct a far-fetched plan to end the world.
* DenserAndWackier: A series with Hollywood B-movie monsters, jokes, and oddballs.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Vampirella gets reunited with her twin sister Draculina, and their long-lost dad, the biblical Cain. Naturally it ends in a vicious fight between the two sisters.
* EyeScream: Draculina viciously rakes Vampirella around the eyes with her claws. This blinds Vampirella and leaves her with gouging furroughs from forehead to cheekbone for the rest of the issue.
* FanDisservice: During the Nancy Collin's reboot series, Lord Drago tells Vampirella how each of the rare vampire species came to be. And each time he does that, there's an accompanying picture of the beautiful Lilith having sex with a barely humanoid demon.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Slade can't be killed by conventional means. [[spoiler: So Vampirella drains her dry and then pickles her.]]
* GayBestFriend: Averted as Juliette and later Genevieve are both three dimensional characters.
* HappilyMarried: Tristan and Vampirella in all but name.
* HappyEndingMassage: In her hunt for the Krasue, Vampirella stays at the resort that the Krasue owns. A handsome Thai man is sent to give Vampi a massage and ends in the pair having sex.
* HorribleHollywood: The setting for the revived series is a supernatural afflicted Los Angeles.
* ImmediateSequel: Kate Leth's Hollywood Horror story arc takes place 3 hours after Nancy Collin's Queen of the Nosferatu arc ended (Vampirella has quelled the Nosferatu uprising and given her claim to the throne to her nephew. She still gets to keep much of the wealth and the immortal butler she inherited which leads to them returning to the United States.)
* ItIsBeyondSaving: In the 2015 series, the plan of the 3 cursed immortals is this. They would create a zombie plague so contagious that it would turn all of humanity into psychopathic abominations and this would make ThePowersThatBe destroy the world (including those immortals) and start anew.
* LighterAndSofter: A generally goofy tongue-in-cheek series versus the previous DarkerAndEdgier one.
* PeopleJars: [[spoiler: Slade ends up as one of these.]]
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: #1, "Fried Pie" Alternate Cover. (Probably not the only one ever.)
* SuperStrength: Slade is so strong that she can control Vampirella by force alone, using only one arm.
* TakeThatUs: Vampirella pokes fun at her former outfit, commenting its not terribly practical and attracts the wrong kind of attention (fanboys).
** A similar one is made at the comic book geeks when Vampirella attends Comic Con.
* [[TheOlderImmortal The Younger Immortal]]: In the 2015 series, Vampirella's parents are [[TimeAbyss the biblical Lilith and Cain]]. However Cain notes that the first time he met his daughters was 20 years ago when he finds 2 little girls - Draculina and Vampirella, running away from home. This puts Vampirella in her mid to late twenties, making her younger than most of the humans let alone the immortals. Her own nephew is about 220 years older than her and even Tristan was a World War 2 veteran before becoming a werewolf. Her youth makes it difficult for her Nosferatu subjects to respect her, which help lead to an attempted coup d'etat on her.
* VampiresOwnNightclubs: Vampirella visits one of these when she comes to Hollywood. It becomes a regular haunt.
* VegetarianVampire: Vampirella lives off a blood substitute in this series and is even called out as a "vegan."
* YourCheatingHeart: Juliette hooked up with her secretary and thus drove Genevieve away.

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* AfterTheEnd: Vampirella wakes from hibernation into a very distant future where some unspecified catastrophe happened, but had drastically changed society.
* AlienBlood: Humanity gets this. People will have black blood, the first time any future human sees red blood was when Vicki Vincent sees Vampirella get wounded. Vampirella actually finds black blood more sustaining than our contemporary red.
* BiTheWay: The pattern of Vampirella becoming lovers with her sidekick continues. This time it's Vicki Vincent's turn and Vampirella is rather surprised at herself.
* BoyishShortHair: Vampirella adopts one as part of her new look.
* BrainFood: The BigBad punishes a clown by removing his brain and drinking it from a tea cup.
* ClownCar: A bunch of clowns cops roll up in a police cruiser and Vampirella mocks them for only bringing two. Obviously, an entire army then emerges from the car.
* CompleteImmortality: After Vampirella destroys Hell, there's no more death. Humanity falls apart in half a year, as starving and angry immortals hack away at each other, only to find no one dies. Vampirella and Vicki go on a quest to find God, so that some kind of afterlife can happen.
* HeroicSacrifice: The two surviving rebels in the beginning find Vampirella's tomb, only to see she is long dead and largely decayed. To bring her back, they realize that they need to give her all their blood.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Vampirella becomes this when her adventures go Franchise/MadMax. At one point, she jokes around when she ripped the jaw off of a road warrior and beats his comrades up with it.
* HumansAreWhite: Vampirella, on seeing the future Los Angeles, mentions that everyone there is white (and notes the irony coming from her). There's a good reason for that, [[spoiler: Lucifer dumped all the minorities in the lowest circle of hell - "The Circle of Otherness".]]
* InnerMonologue: Each page at the bottom, there's a line that's the last thought of the person involved. Usually it's Vampirella's, but others including Vicki and Lucifer had their moments.
* LightIsNotGood: Lucifer, the BigBad, is depicted as a blonde angel with a white toga instead of a BigRedDevil.
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Implied in the backstory, during the time Vampirella was under hibernation, Russia is said to have expanded its borders across the world and has become known as Greater Russia.
* MesACrowd: When Vampirella does a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind, she encounters the various Vampirellas that symbolized memories of other realities (including L'il Vampi, Hollywood Vampirella, original Vampirella and etc.). During Vampirella's deep sleep, she completely drained out the minds of all these Vampirellas. Some of these Vampirellas were unhappy about this and an all-out brawl breaks out.
* MinidressOfPower: Vampirella's outfit in this series which she buys from a store to fit in the time period.
* MindScrew: A lot of bizarre things happen in this story without explanation or context. Its weirder than anything else featured in Vampirella ''by far''.
* MonsterClown: The Clown Cops are diminutive policemen dressed like cops which serve as local law enforcement and are [[PoliceBrutality quite brutal]].
* PresidentEvil: Its revealed that the current state of society was caused by Lucifer who managed to get elected as President of the United States and managed to ease people's lives a great deal... By having them surrendering his souls to him.
* PortableHole: The clowns throw a hole at Vampirella and Vickie while they are trying to escape with a car.
* RetroFuture: In the year 3000+, we'll be using crap from the 1960s and '70s.
* SelfDeprecation: A rare case of strawman self-deprecation in issue 7? The authors pile a buttload of sarcasm on the weaknesses of the [[MirrorMatch former Vampirellas]] during their mega retcon for the all-new, all-different Vampirella. [[SarcasmMode Which will be the final, unchangeable Vampirella. Like the ten times before.]]
* SkyscraperCity: The city of Los Angeles is depicted like.
* TheseusShipParadox: In this series, there's a prophecy book that mentions that all of Vampirella's events and origins are true and Lucifer confirms this. He explains how she is a [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot vampire human alien and etc.]]all at once. All those differing accounts are dream fragments of alternate realities of Vampirella and over time (1000 years of sleep) these conflicting bits of reality are becoming a part of this version of Vampi.
* ThisIsntHeaven: The people are taught that heaven is only reachable by having enough money, turns out that death means you either become a digital ghost that eventually revives or you go to Hell. Luckily in this story, Lucifer is thoroughly bored with torturing souls so Hell isn't that awful.
* ThoseWackyNazis: In the post-apocalyptic future, the Third Reich just randomly pops up out of the ground again.
* TooDumbToLive: A couple of punks want payment from Vampirella if they're going to answer her questions. The main punk grabs Vampirella's breast to show what kinda payment he wants. Vampi actually lets this slide, so the punk then reaches down and shakes his penis at her. At this point, Vampirella wants to test [[DeathIsCheap her theory about this world's reality]] and kills him.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A woman with bat-wings flying in the night doesn't scare or stun anyone in the future. They are probably used to weirder stuff.

[[folder: Crossovers]]
* ChestBurster: In ''Vampirella vs. Aliens'', Vampi is one of several people who get a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong and subsequent baby Xenomorphs bursting out of their chests. Notable in that she actually ''survives'' thanks to her durability as a vampire and HealingFactor. Though this does lead to a winged Xenomorph later on...
* DestinationDefenestration: In the crossover with Music/{{Kiss}}, the band gets thrown out of the window by the music industry. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Who are demons.]] Luckily, Vampirella can fly.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: She shares this title with the goddess [[BadGirlComic Dawn]] in their crossover, the demon Masodik kidnaps the two because they're the [[UpToEleven two most beautiful women in all the worlds]].