Comic Book / Vampirella

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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 Human Aliens. 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 The '90s 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 Dynamite Comics, who put out a Darker and Edgier version for 2010. This series lasted 38 issues, only for the character to be given a reboot by author Nancy Collins. Dynamite's second volume (Vampirella's fourth) continued Vampirella's original continuity before a Crisis on Infinite Earths-style event resulted in her being banished to a new reality where she had a Lighter and Softer existence. Dynamite's third volume (Vampirella's fifth), which began in 2016, debuted her under a new more conservative costume. A fourth volume, (Vampirella's sixth) will launch in 2017 and appears to have ditched said conservative costume.

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

There was also a Live-Action Adaptation in 1996, starring former Bond Girl Talisa Soto in the lead role.

A summary of the character's history can be found here.


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     The comics as a whole 
  • Bad Girl Comic: Perhaps the Ur-Example. The genre of scantily clad female anti-heroes fighting evil didn't really take off until The Dark Age of Comic Books, but Vampirella debuted in 1969. That said, her original incarnation was more of a campy space adventure heroine, with her becoming more of a Dark Action Girl after her revival in the 1990s.
  • Cain and Abel: 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: 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.
  • Characterization Marches On: Vampirella has numerous personalities depending on her creators ranging from something akin to Elvira, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Blade.
  • Continuity Snarl: 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 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 Hawkman levels of snarl with the 2011 book as Vampirella is revealed to have two mutually contradictory sets of memories about being a Human Aliens 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 Shrouded in Myth origin.
  • Crapsack World: More like a Crapsack Universe since the conflict of Order Versus Chaos has filled the world with supernatural monsters which prey on humans. "Good" guys exist but even they tend to be Dark is Not Evil types and Knight Templar heroes at best.
  • Daywalking Vampire: As a direct descendant of 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.
  • Depending on the Artist: Vampirella's outfit is sometimes drawn as a one-piece, form-fitting swimsuit with a massive Cleavage Window and open back, but other times as a tiny, physics-defying strip of fabric that pretty much only covers her nipples and crotch. 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.
  • Eldritch Abomination: 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 drop dead from the revelation.)
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Pretty much Once an Episode, someone will make a Deal with the Devil, only to find this out too late.
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink: There are demons under the mad god Chaos, Aztec and Egyptian deities, Arabic djinn...
  • Hunter Of Her Own Kind: Depending on the Writer, Vee is typically portrayed as a vampiress who manages her own Horror Hunger by feeding either on Asshole Victims 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 Arch-Enemy.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: 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 Lady Death, Witchblade, Shadowhawk, Alien, and Evil Dead.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted. There's an issue where Vampirella eats a demon and then has a hard time defecating it out.
  • Not Quite Dead: Dracula and Father Jonas. Albeit, this is comic books so it should be expected.
  • Lovecraft Lite: 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.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Becomes a plot point in "Death's Dark Angel" where, being a Drakulonian rather than an Earth vampire, Vampirella's bite doesn't infect Wade with vampirism but rather kills him. We later learn in "... And be a Bride of Chaos" that the influence of Chaos is the reason why Dracula's brand of vampirism is different from the original Drakulonian.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: A plot point in "Isle of the Huntress". 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.
  • Order Versus Chaos: There's a cosmic war between these two forces in the setting. Vampirella fights as a (reluctant) agent of Order.
  • 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.
  • Rivers of Blood: 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.
  • Rogues Gallery: 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 Mad God of Evil Chaos, who rules over Hell; Von Kreist, an undead Psycho for Hire Serial Killer; and the Blood Red Queen of Hearts, a body-hopping demoness.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: 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 Time Travel was also involved, and Adam, while being a normal human, was technically dead at that point.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Often. Granted, Vampirella on bloodlust (or drugged with heroin) isn't herself, but...

     Vampirella Magazine (Warren Comics) 
  • Affably Evil: Vampirella in her first comic is a perky flirtatious vampire who murders a bunch of astronauts to steal her ship.
  • Anthology Comic: The magazine's purpose, basically, was to be a Tales from the Crypt style horror comic like before the Comics Code Authority with Vampirella as host.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse:
    • 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.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Happens all the time in the magazine.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: Huitzilopochtli's are technically concentrated sunlight but otherwise fit the trope.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Huitzilopochtli in "The Betrothed of the Sun-God" fries anyone who sets a lecherous eye on Vampirella. But when Vampi decides not to go with him, he's stand-up enough to let her go.
  • Disability Superpower: 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.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "Into the Inferno" Granville decides to repay Pendragon's abandoning of his family by addicting Vampirella on cocaine.
  • Doing In the Wizard: Averted. Vampirella is a science-fiction Human Alien but regularly fights supernatural opponents.
  • Downer Ending: The majority of the comics ended with something terrible happening to the leads.
  • Enemy Without: 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.
  • Evil Cripple: "The Running Red" has Jabez Kruger, an Arms Dealer who plays both revolutionaries and the governments they're fighting and has gamblers Driven to Suicide 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 inside the mech is the innocent daughter of the mad scientist who built the mech.
  • Exact Words: 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 force-feeds her until she looks like Blobs sister.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The demoness Astaroth once was a benign fertility goddess of the Demeter kind and somewhere took a wrong moral turn at Albuquerque.
  • Genre Anthology: Very much a horror anthology series of comics collected in a magazine.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Vampirella was a ''magazine'' rather than a comic so they didn't have to worry about the Comics Code Authority.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Partly. When she 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...)
  • Here We Go Again: At the end of "... And be a Bride of Chaos" a looter comes across a coffin and is tempted to lie in it... which was how Dracula Body Surfed his way between hosts.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Big time in the early issues, much less later.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • In "Slitherers of the Sand" the monster is beaten when Vampirella lures it onto its own waste, which is toxic to it.
    • In "Into the Inferno" Granville is killed by Vampirella, who he had accidentally driven into a bloodthirsty madness by the drug he had ordered given to her.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The B&W comics were certainly this compared to anything else out at the time.
  • Human Aliens: Vampirella's race is a collection of these. They're just vampires.
  • Kill It with Fire:
    • 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.
  • Loophole Abuse: In "Vampirella and the Sultana's Revenge" the eponymous Sultana had the Sultan promise to never harm her. So when he catches her being unfaithful, he instead has her force-fed, ruining the slimness and beauty she took pride in.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" we learn that 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" 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.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In "The Running Red" 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.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Strictly played for the lulz in "Stake Out". One SF bar buddy tells the other how they defeated the gruesome alien plant vampire (maybe he made all up). The vampire can't be killed with a (wooden) stake. So the heroes kill him with a steak. (At this point of the story, intergalactic policemen storm the bar. Probably it's the Monty Python "This is silly!" police.)
  • Outer Limits Twist: 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. She kills him only to find out the boat is the shapeshifted vampire.
    • The other stories in issue 1# included: the origins for Vampirella, a father killing his own daughter after she is infected with lycanthropy, a man who rescues a Green-Skinned Space Babe 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.
  • Perky Goth: Pretty much Vampirella's personality before Perky Goths existed.
  • Phony Psychic: 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.
  • Put on a Bus: 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 The Bus Came Back.
  • Scaled Up: 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.).
  • Sinister Minister: Father Jonas, who is actually a servant of Chaos.
  • Skunk Stripe: Madame Dominique in "The Resurrection of Papa Voudou".
  • Spanner in the Works: In "The Resurrection of Papa Voudou" 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.
  • Tentacle Rope: Played seriously in the Warren times - those were horror comics after all, even if not under the restriction of the Comics Code. A 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: "This is...girl?"
  • Translation with an Agenda: 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 Blood Princess. (Hey, if Drac is a count...)
  • Woman Scorned: In "The Running Red" after Kruger offers Droga as collateral in his bet only to lose, the humiliated woman pushes him to his doom.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: 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 kinda hits on him. Things get very turbulent quickly. For once, there is no downer ending and they can admire each other ankles happily ever after.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In "... And be a Bride of Chaos" Dracula was going to feed on Pendragon. Fortunately, he was distracted.

     Harris Publications 
  • Biblical Bad Guy:
    • 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 The Atoner. Or so she has lead others to believe and remained evil as ever.
  • Big Good: Lilith is this when she's repented. Lilith is also the Big Bad of the comic when she's revealed to have never done so.
  • Broad Strokes: Vampirella has returned to her Drakulon Human Aliens origin, which renders a substantial number of these comics non-canon but they're still implied to have happened in some fashion.
  • Doing In the Scientist: 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.
  • Devil's Job Offer: 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.)
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: 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.
  • Hotter and Sexier: 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 Unnecessary Makeover.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: Vampirella had a lot of these in hopes of propping up flagging sales. She had ones with Chaos Comics, Shadowhawk and several Witchblade just for starters.
  • Pragmatic Villain: 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.
  • No Periods, Period: 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?"
  • Sex Sells: 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. Notably, it didn't.
  • Villainous Incest: After Pixie Fattonie is turned into a vampire, one of the first things she does to show how she's lost all humanity is to molest her sister Dixie in front of a crowd of vampires.

     Exclusive to the 2010 Dynamite series 

  • Action Survivor: Sofia Murray is just another innocent bystander saved by Vampirella but slowly becomes her sidekick.
  • Big Bad: The first arc had Eldritch Abomination Yad-Ath Yermellus as this. Later arcs would share it between Dracula and Von Kreist.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Le Fanu believes herself to be Vampirella's Evil Counterpart when she's just a Smug Snake.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Vampirella has one of these in the first story arc, allowing her to become The Chosen One.
  • Body Horror: The worm-infested vampires are definitely this.
  • Chest Burster: In Vampirella vs. Aliens, Vampi is one of several people who get a Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong and subsequent baby Xenomorphs bursting out of their chests. Notable in that she actually survives thanks to her durability as a vampire and Healing Factor.
  • Church Militant: The Cestus Dei are the Vatican's paramilitary monster-hunting organization that Vampirella has a friendly relationship with. Perhaps too friendly.
  • Conqueror from the Future: 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.
  • Continuity Porn: Brandon Jerwa's run on the title was absolutely full of characters who had, in many cases, not been seen in decades.
  • Dark Action Girl: As part of the Darker and Edgier nature of the series, they turned Vampirella into one of these.
    • Vampirella fights numerous ones throughout the series.
  • Darker and Edgier: Vampirella loses all of her playful flirtiness and humor to become an angry Bad Grrl, a decade after the Nineties.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Yad-Ath Yermellus is a giant worm god who created vampiredom.
  • Enemy Mine: Dracula and Vampirella team up to defeat Yad-Ath Yermellus.
  • Gainax Ending: The series ended with Vampirella becoming Queen of the Monsters and an order of vampire knights due to oddball circumstances only to have an Eldritch Abomination eat time due to a Xanatos Gambit by Dracula. To save Vampirella, Lilith proceeds to banish her daughter to a new reality where she was originally a comic book character.
  • Grandfather Paradox: Defied in the 2010 Dynamite run when Conqueror from the Future 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.
  • Knight Templar: 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.
  • Kudzu Plot: 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 The Jetsons (!) 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 Nice Guy stalker Thomas Criswell with the help of a gigantic talking rabbit. This sets the ground rules for the comic's eventual Gainax Ending.
  • Lured into a Trap: 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.
  • Memetic Mutation: In-universe, Vampirella herself, Dynamite's "Second Coming" story arc. (How that works? Astonishingly well, you're welcome.)
  • Nineties Antihero: What Vampirella morphs into for the duration of the volume.
  • Pietà Plagiarism: One of the covers for issue #7 shows Sofia Murray in Mary's place and Vampirella herself in Jesus's place.
  • The Lost Lenore: Adam Van Helsing is this to Vampirella.
  • Real World Episode: The first Dynamite run ends with Vampirella being sent to a universe by her mother Lilith where she is only a comicbook character.
  • Shout-Out: There's a recurring Time Master who wears a giant bunny suit, presumably a reference to Frank from Donnie Darko.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Herr Schuld betrays Vampirella in order to infect Sofia Murray with his demonic rapist ancestor.
  • Smug Snake:
    • Le Fanu is constantly owned by Vampirella despite her overwhelming confidence.
    • Herr Schuld recovers from his coma to try to recruit Vampirella. This is Too Dumb to Live and gets him killed.
  • Snake People: Mamba is a giant green-skinned snake goddess with a human upper body.
  • Stuffed In A Fridge: Sofia Murray is killed by Dracula to cause Vampirella more stress.
  • Time Master: 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 Reverse Mole against Quatermass' plot to conquer all of time.
  • The Worm That Walks: A recurring trend:
    • The giant worm god Yad-Ath Yermellus manifested itself as a swarm composed of thousands of worms during a Battle in the Center of the Mind.
    • The resurrected 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.

     Exclusive to the 2015 and 2016 Dynamite series 
  • All Part of the Show: Slade uses real monsters for her creature features and has them kill the extras for food (and payment).
  • Battle Butler: Coleridge is Vampirella's. He'll do anything for her even though he's only human.
  • Big Bad: Slade is the villain of the first arc, "Hollywood Horror."
  • Bury Your Gays: Resoundingly averted with the supporting cast.
  • The Bus Came Back: Dynamite the bus parked containing Vampirella's blonde sister Draculina in a garage on Drakulon and reintroduced her into the story line.
  • Cool House: Vampirella owns one of these.
  • Costume Evolution: Vampirella goes from the thong bikini she normally wears to an outfit more suited for the Roller Derby.
  • Deal with the Devil: Genevieve's father made a deal with Slade, eventually making her effectively Slade's slave for life.
  • Denser and Wackier: A series with Hollywood B-movie monsters, jokes, and oddballs.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Slade can't be killed by conventional means. So Vampirella drains her dry and then pickles her.
  • Gay Best Friend: Averted as Juliette and later Genevieve are both three dimensional characters.
  • Happily Married: Tristan and Vampirella in all but name.
  • Horrible Hollywood: The setting for the revived series is a supernatural afflicted Los Angeles.
  • Lighter and Softer: A generally goofy tongue-in-cheek series versus the previous Darker and Edgier one.
  • People Jars: Slade ends up as one of these.
  • Take That, Us: 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.
  • Vampires Own Nightclubs: Vampirella visits one of these when she comes to Hollywood. It becomes a regular haunt.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Vampirella lives off a blood substitute in this series and is even called out as a "vegan."
  • Your Cheating Heart: Juliette hooked up with her secretary and thus drove Genevieve away.

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