Our Vampires Are Different: Western Animation

  • On Adventure Time, Marceline the Vampire Queen can drink blood, but actually only needs to eat the color red (which she can suck out of anything, leaving it gray). This does not necessarily make her a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, however—-she seems to like the title characters, but once mad, she transforms into a horrific bat-monster and tries to kill you really fast. She is in a permanent state of levitation, and even floats above her bed while sleeping. Also, she can apparently enter houses without being invited and has extra powers like necromancy and invisibility, though sunlight still hurts her. It should be noted that Marceline is the only vampire so far seen in the show, and it is possible that some of her odder powers and features may be because of her complex origin as a half-demon Half-Human Hybrid who then got turned into a vampire.
  • The following exchange from Aqua Teen Hunger Force involves Master Shake making one up while receiving an ominous phone call from inside a school bus:
    Frylock (using his scanning device): The call is coming from inside that school bus!
    Shake: Inside the bus? It is the bus! The bus of the undead! Vampires!
    Frylock: I'm not detecting any vampiritic activity. Besides, it's 2 o' clock in the afternoon.
    Shake: It's... it's a reverse vampire! They crave the sun! Love it. They love to get tans.
    Frylock: Really? And where do they come from?
    Shake: Uh... Tansylvania?
    Frylock: Oh, no. No, no, no way in the world!
    Shake: See the wheels? Those are the markings.
    Frylock: Where do you get this stuff?
    • A true example is Marcula, the Aqua Teen's landlord.
  • Archie's Weird Mysteries gave vampires a three episode arc ("Scarlet Night", "I Was A Teenage Vampire", "Halloween of Horror"). Transformation is immediate and results in Transhuman Treachery level morality shift. Transformation also results in pale white skin, red eyes, and the usual fangs. The condition can be cured by killing the victim's sire within an hour or the head vampire at any time. They have the abilities of flight, super strength, and changing into mist. There's also a mystic amulet that can destroy them with a laser beam, but it must be used by "the chosen one".
  • In an episode of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, a vampiric tomato was going to suck blood from someone's neck until the local censor said that sucking blood wasn't "nice" enough, and suggested that he try kissing instead. He does, but that turns her into a vampire anyway, and starts a race of vampires who are obsessed with smooching their victims instead of drinking their blood. Also, the transformation comes with a costume change and adopting a Transylvanian accent.
  • The Batman vs. Dracula has a version of Dracula who drains blood from people and makes them into "Lost Ones" who are minion vampires but can be turned back to human by scientific means. It's stated that he can kill people by draining their blood but it never happens, this being a cartoon where Nobody Can Die. Minion vampires always look like pale monstrous creatures, but Dracula himself can look human when he feeds enough.
    • It should be noted that among his minions is a vampire Joker, and this continuity's version of the Joker is a feral gorilla-like prop comic, build like the original Beast and with lime green dreds. He robs a blood bank—which consists of a dramatically-lit warehouse lined with eighty-foot shelves of glass jars of blood. The Batman captures him and uses him as the experimental rat as he tries to cure vampirism.
    • Ironic as it seems, in an episode of the Superfriends called "Attack of the Vampires", the vampires didn't bite, but shot laser beams from their eyes to make vampires in numberous amounts! How did the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder escape from joining them? They had visited a cave filled with normal bats by accident searching for the vampires!
    • The Superfriends also faced Vampiress, the Voodoo Vampire. She shot transforming beams from her fangs. Broadcast Standards and Practices doesn't like vampires being shown biting lest young cartoon fans try acting it out on the playground (which is why the Spider-Man: The Animated Series version of Morbius had a sort of Face Palm Of Doom).
  • Ben 10 has several exemples of those:
    • Though they never appeared in the show, some promotional materials state the Ben 10 universe once had a species of vampire-like aliens called Vladats, who used to share the planet of Anur Transyl with the Transylians. They were apparently exterminated by the Transylians before the story started, though.
    • Michael Mourningstar (AKA Darkstar), one of the villains from Ben 10: Alien Force, possess characteristics similar to a vampire.
    • Believe it or not, Malware from Omniverse is the Mechomorph equivalent of a vampire, draining his fellow Mechomorphs into lifeless husks.
    • The Vladats finally get an appearance in the Galactic Monster story arc, where Zs'Skayr resurrects their leader, Lord Transyl. Apparently, they were lean, pale-skinned humanoid beings with fangs who could fly and fed on others' life force. Their signature ability apparently was Mind Control, which they could do by spitting smaller bat-like creatures called Corrupturas who grafted themselves on people, enslaving them in the process (And said enslaved people remained concious while being controlled). While sunlight could hurt them, it apparently wasn't lethal.
  • The ABC Weekend Special Bunnicula the Vampire Rabbit.
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command has a robotic vampire called NOS-4-A2 who drains the energy of robots and other machinery as opposed to drinking blood. He also has mind control abilities over said machinery. In combination with radiation from a certain moon, it also can turn humans into feral mechanical "wire-wolves".
  • Codename: Kids Next Door features the villain Count Spankulot who, well, spanks children. Doing so without his gloves will transform the victim into a spanking vampire himself, with the only way to cure the victim is for him to spank the Count. (He only does this to kids who really make him angry, as he did to Numbuh One in retaliation for sending him to jail.) However, he still has the traditional weakness to garlic. (But not to sunlight.)
  • In Count Duckula, a vampire who has been killed can be brought back by a once-a-century secret ritual. In the most recent ritual, tomato ketchup was accidentally used instead of blood, resulting in the title character becoming a vegetarian. And he's a duck, which is pretty different all on its own.
  • In Darkwing Duck, the vampire is a huge potato. Talk about different. It seems to mostly be a roaring beast, and when it captures its victims and does whatever it does offscreen, the result is a character with an intense desire for potato-based foods, Mind-Control Eyes, no will other than to sit around and watch TV (a couch potato), and sprouts coming out of their heads. Its weakness is someone saying "potato backwards" (literally, "potato backwards", not "otatop") while shaking out the pollen of the particular plant that its creator, Bushroot, happens to be. (Incidentally, on his way into the forest, he runs into some hicks who perform some... interesting vampahr tests on him note .)
  • In the Halloween Episode of DuckTales, "Ducky Horror Picture Show", Scrooge unknowingly allows a bunch of monsters into his new community center, and his home, one of which being a vampire. It is discovered when Huey, Dewey, and Louie bring him apples, that he eats those and does not bite people or animals. They keep his teeth shiny, you know.
  • The Extreme Ghostbusters dealt with clown vampires, only these vampires fed on laughter instead of blood. They still used the traditional method of passing their vampirism into new victims, as Eduardo painfully found out.
  • In Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater, Kitty, My Melody, Chip the seal, and Sam the Penguin encounter a wicked (as well as Dangerously Genre Savvy) Countess Catula (played by Catnip).
  • The Looney Tunes cartoon Transylvania 6-5000 features Count Bloodcount. He tries various times to kill Bugs Bunny, only to fall victim to the rabbit saying both "Abracadabra" and "Hocus Pocus", which transforms the vampire into and out of the form of a bat at inopportune moments. Bugs catches on to what is happening and uses these magic words to ultimately defeat the Count.
    Count Bloodcount: I am a vampire!
    Bugs: Oh, yeah? Well, abracadabra! (umpire outfit appears on him) I'm an umpire!
    Count Bloodcount: Hocus pocus! (turns into a bat) I'm a bat!
    Bugs: Okay, I'm a bat, too. Abracadabra! (turns into a baseball bat)
    Count Bloodcount: (puts on a pair of glasses) You wouldn't hit a bat with glasses on, would you?
    (Bugs as a baseball bat hits the-Count-turned-bat on the head, knocking it out)
  • Major Lazer features two different vampire sects. The ancient race of Vampire Vampires are a theatrical, cape-wearing, European-accented bunch, while the young, sexy Vampires acts like scene/rave kids. The two sects have been fighting since the beginning of Vampire Time.
  • An episode of Mighty Max, "Fly By Night", took Our Vampires Are Different to its natural extreme by featuring a female vampire, Countess Musca, who ignored almost all of these vampire tropes (aside from the obvious blood-drinking). To top it all off, instead of a bat, she turned into a giant horsefly.
  • An episode of Moville Mysteries had the main characters believing an exterminator was a vampire... and he was, sort of. He was actually the "adopted son" of a group of vampiric mosquitoes led by a human-sized, repulsive queen who just happened to sleep in a coffin. The exterminator's Game Face had him adopt insect-like traits and he winds up being ripped apart and eaten by a swarm of hungry frogs. The queen and her spawn are destroyed by a giant, makeshift bug zapper.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In the episode "Bats!", the characters have to deal with vampire fruit bats that are preying on Applejack's apple crop. Their plan to hypnotize the bats into not feeding on the apples succeeds, only for their lust to transfer to Fluttershy, turning her into an apple-sucking vampire as well. When it looks like they've cured her vampirism at the end of the episode, it's implied they've only suppressed it.
  • In Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf, the Big Bad is Count Dracula. However, he is comically inept at his goal of making Shaggy lose the Monster Car Road race. He did find a way to counter the sun weakness, by wearing sunscreen.
    • Likewise with his partner (wife?) Vanna-pira. Unlike the green skinned Dracula, you could mistake her for human. It's only her yellow eyes and grown out nails that peg her as a vampire.
    • Not to mention his teenage daughter Sybella, from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, who has purple skin (and hair) instead of pale white, and seems to be immune to sunlight. She's simply "fang-tastic"!
  • The Superfriends example sounds much like an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends which featured Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstein's monster, all using laser eyes to turn people into new monsters. Well except the Creature, which shot them from the bolts in his neck. Defeating the trio turned all the infected back to normal.
  • In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, one of the many parodies King Koopa played was Count Koopula, a tomato sauce-sucking vampire.
  • Vampires in Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends are aliens like every other mythological creature in the show. Instead of being associated with bats they are far more snake-like, having a long tail instead of legs and having a long neck. Their human appearance is actually accomplished via a sophisticated hologram, and being exposed to sunlight causes vampires to burst into flame.