Manhua / Bloodline

"This is the story of Lilo Ai. She is the last of the vampire on the plant"
Bloodline introduction

Bloodline (血族) a Manhua made and first released in 2009. A huge dark fantasy story involving battles between vampires and Church forces.

The Blood Clan is the last family of vampire nobility with the power of Bloodline, the special power that turns humans into other Royal Vampires. Humans can easily gain such powers by writing an envelope with three large 6's and final wish inside. But it's important to not abuse them or otherwise the deal is off and the dealers would be eaten instead. They are hunted by the Church Militant organization known as the Holy Land (圣地 or "Shengdi") and the main character Lilo I, is the last descendant.

In the prequel novel of "Daybreak Fantasy", Lilo had a dream of living a human life one birthday after living for nearly 500 years and her father, Last, hoped to make such a thing happen. Too bad such a dream is becoming hard to realize. Especially when the Holy Land intervene and Last disappears along with her friends and servants.

For three years, Lilo wanders alone with her companions missing. She encounters the young vampire hunter wannabe Ron (Ye Ren) and Cute Ghost Girl Rae (Ye Lai), who have a fatal encounter with the Holy Land forces. Lilo saves and recruits Ron as a Royal Vampire, who joins him in an effort to see his older sister again. Tired of running and determined to find her father and her place in society, she and her new allies take the fight to the Holy Land.

The series is written by Ai Ou (artist/author of Infinity Game) and drawn by Su

A link for information (in Mandarin) is here.

In July 2014, a phone app game for the series, localized in America as Bloodline: The Last Royal Vampire was released.

Troper Disclosure: All of the works are in Chinese. Tropes may be missing or inaccurate.

Tropes include:

  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Cool Airship: The Holy Land are in control of massive flying airships with its logos and Bible quotes written on the sides.
  • Crapsack World: Being the last of your kind with soldiers from the Church, who could be anyone like your classmates, trying to kill you would sure put you in this trope. At least you have some human and non-human friends though and not all hope is lost.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Rae
  • Dangerous 500-Year Birthday: A birthday wish of living a normal life is hard to come true.
  • Drop the Hammer: A standard weapon for the Holy Land. Most particularly for Leng Sha, which has a built-in cannon.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Last and Lilo don't use their Bloodline trait to turn people into vampires who want it for granted.
    • Pep becomes disillusioned with the Holy Land fanatical stance and tries to leave.
  • Fanservice: Along with many other characters not found in the series, Holy Land warriors end up getting more Stripperiffic outfits in the app game.
  • Gratuitous English: See up top for an example.
  • Kill the Cutie: The unexpected death of Rae adds a great Tear Jerker.
  • Lighter and Softer: The card game becomes this for the darker manhua series. With lots of new characters and some characters having powers.
  • Light Is Not Good: In fact, the Holy Land is crazy.
  • Magic Knight: Many characters from vampires to the Holy Land.
  • Meaningful Name: Like in most Chinese names, several characters, when translated into English, have this trope somewhat.
    • Leng Sha: Cold Sand
    • Pep/ Posui Nangua: Smashing Pumpkins
    • Eagle/ Ying Yen: Hawkeye
    • Several Holy Land nuns have names pronounced like their given numbers (I.e. Ling Can is #03, Ling Er is #02, etc.)
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They follow most stereotypes about vampires in regards to weaknesses and such. But the only big difference is that they're not actually evil. In this series, the Holy Land are the real villains.
  • Power Limiter: Pep has cuffs to keep him from using his powers or weapons.
  • Product Placement: A number of products in real life are found in the series.
    • 03 listens to an iPod.
    • The Holy Land visit a KFC.
  • Starter Villain: Leng Sha, disguised as Fei Hong.
  • Stripperiffic: Not in the manhua, but the coming card game will has many new characters coming with these outfits. And that goes for both the Holy Land and their enemies.
  • Time Skip: The prequels to Bloodline exist about three years before the current series.
  • Took a Level in Badass/The Bus Came Back: In the card game, many characters come back, have upgrades, or both. One notable example is Rae, who once was just a Cute Ghost Girl and Sacrificial Lion is now capable of fighting with sound-based attacks.
  • The Unpronouncable: Calling Your Attacks results in having strange sayings for used abilities. However, one could figure out the names by finding patterns. If not, then translate the Chinese.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The Blood Clan like any kind of food that's red- tomatoes and watermelon- even though they're unable to eat it.