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->''"A vampire is not interesting, but a Daylighter! You carry the power of the world's sun in your veins. Sunlight and eternal life, that is a power indeed."''
-->-- '''Asmodeus''', ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments: City of Heavenly Fire''

Nowadays, when [[OurVampiresAreDifferent [=Vampires=]]] are exposed to [[ThePowerOfTheSun direct sunlight]], they usually [[WeakenedByTheLight suffer great pain and diminishment of power]], turn to dust, or [[ManOnFire go up in flames]].

This trope is the opposite case: Vampires are able to freely walk around in sunlight. Either nothing at all happens, or they experience mild discomfort. Sometimes they are stronger during the night, with daylight taking away some of their powers, but otherwise they are fine.

This was in fact the standard in traditional Vampire lore and early Vampire fiction. [[Literature/TheVampyre Lord Ruthven]], Literature/VarneyTheVampire, Literature/{{Carmilla}} and Literature/{{Dracula}} could all prance around in broad daylight, and while some of these might be accustomed to sleeping during the day, daylight in itself was no danger to them. The trope that daylight is lethal to vampires came into being [[NewerThanTheyThink only with movies]], specifically with 1922's ''Dracula'' adaptation ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.

Sometimes a series may give a nod to this, or invent a "rational" explanation why some vampires can tolerate daylight and others can't. May play a part in DaylightHorror.

A common variation is to only have [[{{Dhampyr}} vampire/human cross-breeds]] be immune to sunlight (often among other vampire weaknesses).



* A commercial for Kellogg's Nutrigrain fruit crunch bar features a family of vampires, who mentioned weren't "morning people", until they tried the Nutrigrain bars, now they love mornings, as we see when the patriarch of the family takes their pet bat out for a fly around the neighborhood.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/BlackBloodBrothers'', Kotaru is able to walk around in sunlight with no ill effects at all, while his brother Jiro smoulders if he doesn't have an umbrella and sunglasses.
* Aside from the unstable Schiff none of the Chiropterans in ''Anime/BloodPlus'' were affected by sunlight.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', it's implied that normal vampires do burn in sunlight. Alucard doesn't because he's so obscenely powerful that the sun simply can't hurt him, at least not to any appreciable degree. He experiences a minor ''tingling sensation''. Oddly, Alucard's young servant Seras is shown out at day once too, even though she needs to be confined to a coffin to travel overseas.
* Vampires in ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' can overcome lethal UV light for a limited time using a special medicine. It's only used in special circumstances because of the exorbitant cost of the drug.
* Kars of the Pillar Men from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' created the [[ArtifactOfDoom Stone Masks]] hoping he could use them to overcome his race's vulnerability to sunlight, with CompleteImmortality as a bonus. In his own words, [[VisionaryVillain he wants to "tame the sun"]].
* ''Manga/{{Happiness}}'' Makoto and others can walk around during the day.
* The vampire ninjas in ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' are completely unaffected by the sun. Zombies, on the other hand, not so much.
* Manga/{{Karin}} is able to go out in sunlight with no problems. Granted, she's a bit of an anomaly among vampires in the first place.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gives Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=], who used to have an actual weakness to sunlight (that apparently didn't amount to outright destruction), but eventually overcame it as she grew in power. She even has "High Daylight Walker" as one of her ''[[IHaveManyNames many]]'' [[RedBaron titles and epithets]]. Her adopted son and sire [[Manga/UQHolder Touta]] is also shown to have no problem going out in sunlight from the moment he's turned.
* In ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'', Bosco is the only known vampire who's capable of walking around in broad daylight and [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire even runs a teashop]] during normal business hours. A {{flashback}} reveals that it's because he repeatedly exposed himself to high-powered UV lamps to gradually build resistance to sunlight, [[RemovedAchillesHeel until he finally became immune to it.]] Though he still wears shades when outdoors, and switches to a tinted pair of pince-nez while indoors.
* In ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'', sunlight isn't fatal to vampires at all; they just get suntans[=/=]burns very quickly (and it goes away after a good sleep). Female lead Youko Shiragami, who's only a [[{{Dhampyr}} half-blooded vampire]], was forced her to go to school early and leave late just to avoid exposing her secret...until a friend asked if she'd ever thought of using suntan lotion, [[TheDitz which she hadn't]]. Her vampire father Genjirou does the same, also using sunscreen and occasionally parasols.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': Moka Akashiya is frequently shown walking around in the sun to no ill effect. WordOfGod initially {{Hand Wave}}s this by claiming that Moka simply protects herself from the sun by wearing long-sleeved clothes, but [[FlipFlopOfGod then again]], Moka is also shown on more than one occasion frolicking at the beach in a bikini in broad daylight.
* The exceptionally rare Jinrou of ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'' are able to move around during the day without problems.
* ''Manga/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' has [[spoiler:Hazuki]], and the ability is basically the cause for an entire arc.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' is about a new species of vampire that can Daywalk, and lacks the vulnerabilities of traditional vamps. Other vampire species are immune to sunlight as well.
* By way of being a half-vampire, ComicBook/{{Blade}} is not affected by sunlight. It is for this reason that his vampiric foes know him as "The Daywalker".
* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'': 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.
* ''ComicBook/{{Raptors}}'': The vampires who have become more like humans have acclimated themselves to sunlight over the centuries, so it no longer harms them.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' (1985). D is a dhampir (half vampire, half human) who can move around in sunlight without being harmed (as he does at the end of the movie).

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the ''Film/BladeTrilogy'', Daywalkers ([[{{Dhampyr}} Half-Vampires]]) are not affected by direct sunlight, but regular vampires are. They can only walk around during the day using [[KryptoniteProofSuit sunblocking skin cream or completely covering their bodies]]. The original vampire, Drake, can also walk around during the day with no problem, amongst his other unique powers. The Reapers in the second film are the unintentional side effect of the attempt by vampires of creating more Daywalkers. However, while it succeeded in eliminating all their other weakness, sunlight is actually even more deadly to them, causing them to explode fairly spectacularly in moments.
* ''Film/{{Martin}}'' is about a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane maybe]]) who doesn't seem at all concerned about daylight, and in fact defies most vampire tropes.
* Dracula in ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' follows in the footsteps of his novel counterpart and moves during daytime without trouble, although his supernatural powers don't work while the sun is up.
* All the vampires shown in ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'' have no aversion to sunlight. Most of their activities take place at night, but this appears to be from a desire to stay undetected, not to mention Clara's "occupation".
* The eponymous villain in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned''. Akasha, if she feeds on enough people, can walk around in the sunlight as much as she wants without being harmed, allowing her to live in the open as a true Queen. By letting Lestat drink her blood she passes this ability on to him. This is different from the [[Literature/TheVampireChronicles novel]], though, as even Akasha is slightly burned by direct sunlight. On the other hand, damage to Akasha is spread to all other vampires, so the last time someone tried to set her out in the sun, all young vampires in the world burst into flame, and older vampires got nasty burns.
* In the cheap Italian film ''Fangs of the Undead'' starring Anita Ekberg, vampires can walk around in the daylight, though this is only revealed at the end (since the film largely takes place at night.)
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' film series:
** Selene becomes one at the end of ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'' after ingesting [[spoiler:the blood of the first immortal Alexander Corvinus]]. It's implied that Marcus is probably immune to UV rays as well after becoming a vampire/Lycan hybrid, but he still hides during the day, likely a defense mechanism borne of centuries of being a vampire.
** Near the end of ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'', David becomes one after being revived with Selene's blood.
** In ''Film/UnderworldBloodWars'', both Semira and Lena become daywalkers after drinking Selene's blood.
* DoubleSubverted in ''Film/DraculaUntold''. Vlad III Dracula can walk about during daylight, but only during an overcast day and not in direct sunlight, which hurts his skin.
* ''Film/FrightNight2NewBlood'': Gerri/Bathory's goal is to become invulnerable to sunlight by completing a BloodMagic ritual that requires a VirginSacrifice.
* In ''My Best Friend Is a Vampire'', elder vampire Modoc explains to newly-turned Jeremy that "living" vampires can go out in the daytime while "undead" ones can't. (None of the latter type appear in the movie.)

* In ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'', the title character often sleeps until after noon and while a bit lethargic during the day, can go out in the sun without difficulty. Naturally, she is far more active at night.
* Like mentioned, 19th century vampires were not hurt by sunlight. It is implied that they are stronger during the night, however. Literature/{{Dracula}}, for example, was not harmed by sunlight, but [[BroughtDownToNormal lost his powers]] such as SuperStrength and [[VoluntaryShapeshifter shapeshifting]] between sunrise and sunset (except at high noon). Some vampires of the classic literature, like Lord Ruthven, inverted the modern perception of the effects that daytime would have on vampires; rather than being harmed or weakened by the sun, they instead become more powerful in moonlight.
* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' the vampires [[BishieSparkle sparkle]]... They only avoid sunlight to avoid exposing their identities.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', where the vampires have gotten rid of their sunlight problems with the power of positive thinking.
** [[AddictionDisplacement Black Ribboners]], along with weakening powers, display some resistance to light. Some wear heavy clothing and wide-brimmed hats, others can withstand the sun unless exposed to extreme concentration of light.
* Extremely old/powerful Red Court vampires in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are able to stand sunlight.
** ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is subject to OurVampiresAreDifferent, even within itself with the different courts, with the standard strengths and weaknesses spread among them differently. Each court has the stronger members more resistant to the usual weaknesses. The White Court, especially, who are [[EmotionEater Emotion Eaters]]. (For example, to the Raith family, who are incubi and succubi, true love is their KryptoniteFactor.)
* Played with in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/FevreDream'', where Joshua shows up on deck to have dinner in broad daylight to assuage the crew's fears that he's a vampire. The next time the protagonist sees him, he's horribly burned...
* In ''Literature/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', sunlight burns the skin of young vampires, but after a few years they become immune. Their eyes, however, never become immune no matter how long they live, so they have to wear sunglasses in daytime.
* Moroi vampires in ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' can go about in the sunlight, although it does weaken them. The Strigoi vampires, on the other hand, die in sunlight.
* Vampires in ''Literature/NightWatch'' are unaffected by sunlight. Same applies to garlic, religious symbols, and silver, but don't you dare offer them a shot of vodka, which has the same effect as holy water to vampires of lore. Yes, Russian vampires can't hold their liquor.
* In the ''Literature/LeeNez'' novels, Lee isn't technically a full vampire, thanks to the work of a Navajo medicine man. He can handle the light with ease if he wears sunblock and sunglasses, and it's not a death sentence if those are compromised. He's an isolated case, however; the second and third books use the fact that vampires and vampire tissue combust when exposed to UV light as a plot point.
* In the ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' novels the effect that sunlight has on vampires is explained as some sort of magic tied to the planet Earth, rather than an innate effect of the light. A vampire who travels to the orbit or beyond can bathe in the sunlight in the vacuum of space without any kind of ill effect, while on Earth they would be rendered comatose even deep underground and would burst to flame by the slightest touch of sun's rays.
* Downplayed in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan''. Vampires can survive in the daylight for a few hours, but sunburn / sunstroke sets in quickly and prolonged exposure is fatal. Half-blood vampires are completely safe as a trade-off for not yet having their full strength and speed.
* In ''Literature/TheDanilovQuintet'', Zmyeevich, an elder vampire, can walk around in the daytime. It weakens him and makes him look elderly. It enables him to manipulate humans "in the know" because they "know" anyone they talk to at noon can't possibly be a vampire.
* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' saga, there're higher vampires, who don't ''have'' to drink blood, but like it, and seven different species of lesser vampires (read: bloodsucking monsters). Higher vampires are less powerful during the day, but otherwise perfectly fine being in the sun. Also, at least one species of lesser vampires--the bruxa--seems to remain just as dangerous in the sunlight.
* In ''Literature/ThePardonersTale'', Alex the Vampire has no problem being out in the sunlight. He does claim sensitivity to it as a way to get into Nick's house.
* Stefan and Damon Salvatore of ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'' can walk around freely in the daytime, but this is due to the fact that they both wear Lapus Lazuli rings, which negate the effects of sunlight on them. Vampires without such rings can't do this.
* In ''Literature/TheSanguineChronicles'' sunlight just reduces a vampire's powers. The "burning" thing stems from illusions they use to cover their escape when exposed to the sun in a fight.
* Vampires in ''Literature/ADiscoveryOfWitches'' move about freely in the day.
* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', vampires also burn in daylight. They are even safe just behind walls in front of sunlight, clothes do not bring anything. However, Simon Lewis becomes a vampire who can walk around in daylight because [[BigBad Valentin Morgenstern]] has made an experiment with the blood of angels. Later it turns out that there were also vampires before Simon, who could walk around in the sunlight. How these emerged, however, is unknown.
* In ''Literature/WeWalkTheNight'' all vampires are burned by sunlight, but the severity of the burn is tied to age. A young vampire may get some light sunburn at best, while an old vampire might suffer third-degree burns when exposed to the sun.
* In ''Literature/VampirosDoRioDouro'', Sétimo is a vampire gifted by the Devil with complete immunity to sunlight in contrast to his brothers. The downside is that he was enslaved by him for a long time, but hey, at least he got to become the strongest and [[TheDreaded most dreaded]] among his brethren.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'', Count Fangula doesn't go outside often, but when he does, short-term exposure to sunlight doesn't seem to do him any harm. He usually wears sunglasses, though.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce,'' normal vampires will turn to ash upon exposure to the sun, but the queen of vampires, aka recurring villain Necrolai, has none of the usual vampire weaknesses (which would get in the way of battling Rangers, which takes place during the day most of the time.) This goes for vampires she directly sires, such as Vida, the Pink Ranger, in one episode.
* In ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' vamps don't particularly like being out in the sun and they're very sensitive to it, but it doesn't make them burn up. However, they can suffer severe sunstroke if exposed for too long. Most walk around in hats, sunglasses, and longcoats. They also try to stick to shadows.
* In ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', vampires don't generally show any weaknesses to sunlight, though Mitchell does wear sunglasses. This could be attributed to the RuleOfCool, though.
** It is explained that one of the reasons they live in Bristol is because it is so often cold and overcast, so there is not much direct sunlight.
** In [[Series/BeingHumanUS the U.S. version]] Aiden explains that vampires used to be nocturnal, but are now "photosensitive." While the more traditional vampires sleep during the day, the younger ones merely prefer to be out of direct sunlight.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', sunlight is not deadly to vampires, but it causes a nasty sunburn, thus they usually sleep during the day and hunt at night.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Gem of Amarra protects the user vampire from vampire weaknesses, including [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]].
** Later in the comics, a new breed of vampires are created as a result of magic vanishing and then returning. The new vampires are much more powerful than the old breed, and one of their abilities is to walk around in the sunlight.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** The Fang Gang visited a couple of alternate dimensions where the sun didn't hurt Angel; enough so that it's fair to infer that it's specifically Earth's sun that damages vampires. There was a downside to this in Pylea, however - it made Angel's human and demon sides almost totally distinct. Using his GameFace turned him into a barely-controllable monster.
--> '''Angel:''' Why am I not on fire? I'm not on fire! Can everybody just notice how much fire I'm not on?
** The season three episode "Heartthrob" reveals that a vampire who has his heart cut out becomes completely invulnerable to everything, including sunlight. The catch? It only lasts a few hours, after which the vampire dusts instantly.
* In ''Series/TrueBlood'', sunlight is usually very dangerous to vampires, but it turns out they can resist the sunlight temporarily if they are pumped with fairy blood. The more traditional caveat that older, more powerful vampires can withstand the sun better is inverted--the older a vampire is, the more ''quickly'' he burns up. Bill, a vampire since the Civil War, can survive for several minutes in the sun, while Godrick, who was around for more than 2,000 years, turns to ash almost instantly.
** There's exactly one vampire fully immune to the effects of the sun, because before turning he's been not a human, but a faerie.
* Sunlight ordinarily kills vampires in ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', but almost all of the main vampires (Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Katherine, Elena, etc) have enchanted special rings or jewelry with a lapis lazuli stone that, when worn, allows them to have no issues in the sunlight. The Originals (the first vampires) as well as Hybrids (half vampire, half werewolf crossbreed) also have no vulnerability to sunlight.
* ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced'': Vampires can stand sunlight if they've fed recently, apparently to give the show an occasional daylight scene.
* On ''Series/MockingbirdLane'' Grandpa (Dracula) is able to walk around in the day time, but he does carry a small parasol with him.
** The same applies to the special's predecessor, ''Series/TheMunsters''. Neither Grandpa nor Lily seem to suffer any kind of pain or discomfort walking around in daylight.
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* {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' when Dracula and Van Helsing engineer a serum that allows him to walk in daylight for short times. The impossibility of daywalking vampires is so well established that his stunt temporarily convinces the AncientConspiracy hunting him that he's not really Dracula.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The aptly named The Day Walkers [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]], Alex Castle and Matt Cage. Sometimes affiliate and fellow vampire Rio Storm is also only somewhat annoyed by sunlight.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', sunlight is deadly to vampires but some, especially with the Protean discipline maxed out, can resist it for short periods of time. The Gangrel Beckett, for instance, is known for having once ran the length of a football field under scorching sun.
** There are also thin-bloods that in addition to having greater ease waking up during the day, actually are resistant to sunlight to a certain degree, due to their relative weak blood causing the Curse of Caine to manifest less strongly. On the flipside, some Antediluvians are able to survive during daylight hours due to their potent blood rendering them powerful enough to ignore the normal effects of sunlight, as excellently illustrated by Zapathasura, who had to be destroyed through the concentrated light of ''several'' suns using orbital mirrors by the Technocracy.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', a bloodline of Clan Mekhet can daywalk...or so it seems. It's actually a combination of Auspex and Majesty that lets them project their forms. It's not solid, however...but the Majesty aspect fools all five senses into thinking that there's a real vampire standing in the middle of the noonday sun. This trick, however, requires two disciplines at rank five, and a Bloodline Devotion to boot, meaning that it's EXTREMELY rare. Only a very specific sect of Ancient Egyptian vampires, the Bak-Ra (the Servants of Ra), can pull it off.
** Vampires of the Ordo Dracul also learn to make themselves more resistant to sunlight in a limited fashion.
** The highest ritual of the Followers of Seth shadow cult is called the Rite of Going Forth By Day, which is mostly what it sounds like. The downsides are, it requires a human sacrifice per use, and it is also only a projection.
*** The Blood and Smoke/Requiem 2e rules update changes this around a little bit. Daywalking is possible, but painful if you have blood to spare and are low enough on the PowerMeter and high enough on Humanity (Higher Humanity makes the damage less painful, lower Blood Potency makes it tick less frequently. A BP 1 Humanity 7 Vampire takes one point of lethal every ten minutes. With blood to spare, you can spend just shy of two hours in the sun...just watch out for people wondering why you're smoking). That said, once again, the Ordo Dracul can cheat this a bit to move you around on the chart to take less damage less frequently.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Though vampires typically combust in sunlight, there are magical options to protect them, making them effectively daywalkers.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting supplement ''Van Richten's Guide to the Vampire''. In the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} setting, a Patriarch vampire (1,000 years old or older) can walk freely in the sunlight without taking damage. There are also stories of vampires less than 1,000 years old who can do this, indicating that some Patriarch vampires can pass this ability on to the vampires they created.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Nightlife}}'' by StellarGames, vampires became more resistant to their Flaws as their Humanity score increased. Upon reaching the maximum score of 100, all effects of Flaws were put in abeyance. Since all special abilities were fueled by Humanity, maintaining this state was difficult at best.
* By default, most vampires in ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' are flammable. However, some are strong enough they can ignore the sun, and some are weak enough the sun doesn't bother them (and one or other of these types is recommended for PC or major NPC vampires).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** One (Clan-specific) vampire-only quest in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has you be this -- that is to say, you were to kill someone walking around in a city in broad daylight as a show of force, despite the fact that the Vvardenfell strain of vampires [[ManOnFire burn when exposed to sunlight]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' is another minor example: vampires could day-walk if they were well-fed but burned otherwise.
** The Vampires of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' can survive in sunlight with only minimal discomfort, although prolonged exposure to direct sunlight causes their skin to burn and their natural powers become heavily debilitated. As a result, Vampires prefer travelling at night as it's the best time to overpower their opponents. Vampire Lords are more resistant to the sun, but still do better at night. In-game, this translates to increased vulnerability to certain kinds of damage and reduced effectiveness of automatic healing.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' has vampires who are said to be much stronger at night, instead of being weakened during the day.
* In the ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series, vampires grow immune to sunlight as they grow older and more powerful. The only exception to this are the Rahabim, a clan of aquatic vampires who overcame the vampire's innate weakness to water instead.
** In the first game, ''Blood Omen'', even when Kain was just a fledgeling he could walk in daylight unharmed. However, his attacks would be weaker than at night.
* Direct sunlight would reduce [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Remilia Scarlet]] to dust, but she's fine if she carries a parasol to block it. This is reflected in the fighting games-- if she has a parasol, she can participate in the daytime stages.
* [[NobleDemon Valvatorez]] from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' doesn't seem to be affected by sunlight at all. Nor does he seem to get powered up in the night.
* The vampires in ''VideoGame/VampiresDawn'' aren't affected by sunlight as long as they're vampires of the first few generations. Valnar, a vampire of the third generation, already needs to wear CoolShades in the first game because his eyes are quite sensitive.
* Balanar the Night Stalker from ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' is not explicitely a vampire, but is clearly based on one. He is ''much'' more powerful at night, but can perfectly well walk around during the day too.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', vampires can briefly walk around in the daylight with no ill effects, though longer exposure can drain their powers and lower their mood until they have a chance to recover. Vampires with the Immortal trait, in addition to not aging, also lose even this (relatively mild) weakness to sunlight in favor of [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkling in sunlight]].
** In VideoGame/TheSims4 Vampires can eventually get the Sun Resistance ability which reduces the draining effect of the sun, this can eventually be upgraded to "Perfect Sun Resistance" which eliminates the effect entirely.
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
** Neclord is unharmed by sunlight. The only negative effects he suffers is that it makes him sleepy.
** Sierra as well. That said, she doesn't find sunlight pleasant and [[NotAMorningPerson would rather sleep in instead]].
* In ''Videogame/ChampionsOfNorrath'', the vampire Vanarhost boasts that he has become so powerful that not even sunlight can kill him.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* This is rather common in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} in general, as the term 'vampire' designates anything that, for one reason or another, consumes the blood of humans and/or their own species. The register of Dead Apostle Ancestors, the leaders of vampire-kind, includes beings as diverse as a man-eating forest and an alien with a HostileTerraforming aura, neither of whom have any connection to traditional vampire weaknesses. Likewise, in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' [[spoiler:Akiha]] has EnergyAbsorption powers due to being descended from a demon, and would be classified as a vampire if they ever lost control of their demonic instincts.
** While all Dead Apostles (the majority vampire species) are harmed by sunlight, the extent of this varies depending on the individual. The oldest and strongest can walk around in sunlight just fine, but prefer to avoid it because it weakens their powers and forces them to feed more often.
** Arcueid Brunestud of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is unaffected by sunlight, but becomes stronger in ''moonlight'' (particularly the full moon), due to being a {{Nature Spirit}} modeled after the [[UltimateLifeform Ultimate One]] of the Moon. Presumably the other [[MonsterProgenitor True Ancestors]] shared these traits, but she's the LastOfHerKind.
* Vampires in ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' go by almost none of the traditional lore, and move about in the sunlight the same as anyone else.
* The vampires of ''VisualNovel/HavenfallIsForLovers'' experience no negative effects from sunlight; even the tinted sunglasses that Diego wears most of the time seem to be more to hide his {{red eyes|TakeWarning}} than anything else. Night does make it a lot easier for him to find [[ShadowWalker shadows to warp through]], however.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s trolls are nocturnal and live on a world where DaylightHorror is the standard, so naturally their version of vampires are diurnal. So is Kanaya, who is fascinated by [[AlienBlood rainbow]]-[[CallARabbitASmeerp drinker]] lore due to this shared trait. [[spoiler: And then she turns into one.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[spoiler: Malack turns out to be]] a vampire using a Protection from Daylight spell he casts every morning in order to move around, which proves to be quite effective in convincing strangers that he's not a vampire. [[spoiler:This proves to be a fatal AchillesHeel when his protective magic is stripped away. Vampire Durkon also manages to learn the spell from Malack's staff after the latter's death.]]
* ''Webcomic/VampireGirl'': Subverted with Levana. Like traditional vampires, exposure to sunlight can kill her, but because she so wants to enjoy a sunny day, she steps out into daylight wearing a beach hat, ski mask, sunglasses, and a long overcoat, causing her to sweat profusely.
* The eponymous ''WebComic/VampireCheerleaders'' are indistinguishable from their classmates. So long as Lori and her coven [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/lori_puts_on_sunscreen apply their sunscreen]], they can attend school like anyone else. They're even [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/one_great_tan_later regulars at the local tanning salon.]]
* Seth in ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' is the only known daywalking vampire, which contributes to his notoriety in the supernatural community. [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}}: without his ProtectiveCharm amulet, he's [[http://www.sorcery101.net/sorcery-101/sorcery101-1388/ as sizzly as the rest of them]].]]
* [[VampireVarietyPack Elite vampires]] in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Monstra}}'' follow the Dracula rules, the vampires are daywalkers but their powers are weakened during the day. When one character asked why fiction would omit that fact, it's stated that it's just old knowledge that got lost in the lore and generally RuleOfDrama to prevent paranoia in humans. If anything, it's not so much the sun that causes the demise but the unstable power within newborn vampires ''combusting them'' because of believing the sun can kill them. After a days rest from intial turning, their bodies can regulate the power and prevent this problem.

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* ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'': Despite thinking she might be a vampire, Alexis isn't affected by the sun.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool'': vampire Thatch frequently visits Deedstown in broad daylight, and never suffers any ill effects.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'''s version of Dracula has no trouble walking around in daylight. He still catches fire, but doesn't really notice it.
* Referenced in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Ginger Kids;" since Kyle isn't pale-skinned or freckled, but does have red hair, Cartman labels him a "daywalker," in keeping with his insistence on treating ginger kids as monsters with no souls.
* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' has no trouble walking in daylight due to being a VegetarianVampire. His previous incarnations on the other hand can be destroyed by exposure to sunlight as stated in the intro sequence, as they are full-fledged vampires.
** His vampiric relatives such as Don Diego seem to be unharmed by daylight as well.
** Don Diego lives in Spain, which is noted for it's sunny climate so it's logical to assume Spanish vampires adapted to this. Rory [=McDuckula=] on the other hand lives in Scotland - not exactly noted for being a very sunny place!
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'', Dracula is able go out in the sun by putting on sunscreen. Sibella from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' similarly had little trouble going out in daylight, though most days there were heavily overcast.
* Downplayed on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''; Marceline goes out in daylight while wearing a large sun hat and long gloves. In her appearance in ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'', she instead claims to be wearing sunscreen.
* Vinnie Stoker from ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' is a vampire, yet exposure to sunlight doesn't seem to have any effects on him, as he's often seen with the other characters in scenes taking place during the daytime.
* Draculaura in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHigh'' has no problem walking under sunlight, she does uses an umbrella sometimes, although this is more likely [[ProductPlacement to sell accesories]] (it's based on a toyline).
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', the antagonist of the episode "Chi of the Vampire" is a Jiangshi, a vampire that feeds on chi instead of blood. It starts out an emaciated and blind feral monster that cannot withstand sunlight. Near the end of the episode, feeding on chi has made it capable of speech, able to see, and no longer vulnerable to sunlight.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' "Fly by Night", the antagonist is a vampire who is a case of OurVampiresAreDifferent. She has none of the traditional traits of vampires and is more like a giant bloodsucking ''fly'' (hence the title). In a final subversion of vampire myths, being exposed to sunlight doesn't hurt her. Instead, it grants her the strength to transform into an actual giant fly.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' featured a trio of inept vampire rock musicians called the Talent Suckers. At least in appearances after their debut episode, they are not shown to be harmed by sunlight.