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* Or, of course, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot actual Vampire pirates]].


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Series of children's horror novels by Justin Somper. Tells the story of Grace and Connor Tempest, whose father has just passed away. Two families in their hometown of Crescent Moon Bay want to adopt them, but for selfish reasons. They run (well, sail) away, but are separated during a storm at sea, and are picked up by two very different ships - Connor by normal pirates, Grace by the titular vampire pirates. The first book chronicles their separation and reuniting, while the others detail their adventures together among both mortal buccaneers and vampirates.

[[AC:There are currently five books in the series, the first four of which are available in the United States:]]
* ''Demons of the Ocean'' (2005)
* ''Tide of Terror'' (2006)
* ''Dead Deep'' (2007)
* ''Blood Captain'' (2007)
* ''Empire of Night'' (2010)

There has yet to be a "rival" series with [[FurAgainstFang werewolf]] ninjas.

Definitely not to be confused with the BoysLove [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]] {{Webcomic/Vampirates}}. Nor with the [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/ webcomic]] ''CharbyTheVampirate''.
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'''This series contains examples of:'''
* ActionGirl (Cheng Li and Cutlass Cate)
* ApocalypseHow: The setting for the story is that global warming and melting ice caps have caused much of the world to be covered with water, hence the age of anachronistic piracy.
* BigNo (Stukeley utters a rather [[{{Narm}} Narmtastic]] one near the end of ''Tide of Terror'')
* BadAssAbnormal: [[spoiler: Connor]] after its revealed that he's a [[spoiler: {{dhampir}}]].
** Most of the Vampirates were in positions requiring martial skill before they died, while the rest just have centuries to practice surviving in a world of pirates with the benefit of being NighInvulnerable.
* [[WorldOfBadAss World Of]]BadAssNormal: Most of the pirates Connor hangs out with have been Academy trained--trained in Piratical arts such as sailing and fencing since they were younger than ten years old. Given the short average life expectancy of an untrained pirate (it takes much less than ten years to become a skilled veteran), this amounts to graduates, who usually serve as officers but are numerous enough not to, having the competence and experience of pirates twice their age, coupled with military discipline. The lack of real-life experience seems to be more than offset by the disproportionate rigorous training.
** Almost every named pirate is naturally competent, experienced, or both.
* CoolMask (The Vampirate captain)
* DeadSidekick ([[spoiler: Jez Stukeley]] in ''Tide of Terror'', which prompts Connor to question the contract he signed with Captain Wrathe. [[spoiler: Jez doesn't stay dead, though.]])
* DifferentAsNightAndDay
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ExpositoryThemeTune (sort of; it's on the back of the book and sung in-story by characters)
* ExtranormalInstitute (Pirate Academy)
* FlyingDutchman
* FridgeLogic (Cars are mentioned often as presently existing. If there's enough metal to build cars, how is there not enough for steel boats? And why is it that technology mentioned contrasts so badly with technology seen?)
** There are NO RANGED WEAPONS in the series, even though crossbows at least, and more likely pistols, should coexist with the pirate's level of technology. Especially since automobiles are present.
* GreenEyes
* HiddenDepths: Sidorio, surprisingly enough. [[spoiler: He's more or less a doting father and husband, and seems to be a natural father figure, especially for Vampires. Near the beginning of the series, he's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife by way of murder and pillage, and he's pulled out of his mindless funk by ThePowerOfLove]].
* IdiotBall (Grace, despite being repeatedly described as the smart twin, is dumb as rocks)
* InformedAbility (Grace's intelligence)
** The same thing happens in ''Tide of Terror''. Connor calls her the stronger of the two, when she spends a good chunk of the book locked in her room at the Academy moping about the Vampirate ship.
* InstantExpert: Connor's skill with piracy in general. After around three months of on-the-job training, he's about as good with swords as people with a decade of experience, starting from youth. To the writer's credit, despite the massive hype in-story about his skills, he's still apparently inferior to his peers. [[spoiler: His skill is implied to be supernatural in origin]].
** Applies rather more Egregiously to [[spoiler:Grace]] as of the fifth book.
* KillItWithFire: Attempted by Connor early on. It's pretty successful, except for [[spoiler: Jez and Sidorio, who somehow just get stronger for it.]]
* NighInvulnerable: Played with. Random vampires don't seem to be that hard to kill. However, older vampires, and those they sire seem to be immune to certain weaknesses.
** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola with a sword infused with all three elements. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[spoiler: NoSell]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot (they're vampires '''and''' pirates!)
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine (while The Feast is usually quite peaceful, Sidorio's part has elements of this)
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* {{Pirate}}
* RedRightHand (Sidorio's golden fangs)
* RememberTheNewGuy: Jez Stukeley is never even ''mentioned'' in the first book, yet in the second book, Connor considers him one of his best friends.
* SchizoTech: As mentioned above, there are cars, but no ranged weapons at all, which is just stupid considering the degree to piracy is formalized, and the resources that prominent pirates should have. Additionally, no boats use motors even though they exist. Melee combat is the preferred method of naval battle--no cannons or anything. Current fashion also seems to be all over the place.
* SiblingYinYang
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Extremely idealistic, despite being rather dark at times and rather cavalier about violence. The villains are capable of love and tend to be reasonable and even compassionate towards the protagonists later on in the series, despite being murderous sociopaths who have murdered the heroes' loved ones. The pirates, for their part, are ridiculously willing to give the pirates the benefit of the doubt or chat them up, even in the middle of pitched battles.
** The view of piracy becomes gradually more cynical as the series progresses, because almost all of them end up being legitimately murderous, unlawful, or backstabbing. However, the pirates themselves get teary eyed over how honorable their profession is, so its a bit of an odd example.
*** MoralDissonance
* SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness: On the friendly end of the spectrum. The vampirates can live off of willing donors and use a scheduled feeding ritual. Sidorio, on the other hand...
** It's implied that some or most of the Vampires have naturally diminished intellect, which makes them fairly easy to fool and/or befriend.
* SchizoTech
** Even Sidorio has his sympathetic moments, and for various reasons is downright courteous to the main characters
* SpaceshipGirl (Variant: the ship's figurehead is animate at night)
* Squick: [[spoiler: Sidorio magically impregnating the twins' mother.]]
* ThemeNaming
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (mankind apprently accomplishes very little in the next half-millennium)
* UnfortunateImplications: [[spoiler: Sidorio's impregnation of the twins' mother is basically rape without the actual rape part, though Sompers may have intended to imply this.]]

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* ''CharbyTheVampirate'': Another {{webcomic}} hosted by DrunkDuck.
* ''Webcomic/{{Vampirates}}'': A {{webcomic}} in the BoysLoveGenre.
* ''Literature/{{Vampirates}}'': A horror
children's horror novels book series by Justin Somper. Tells the story of Grace and Connor Tempest, whose father has just passed away. Two families in their hometown of Crescent Moon Bay want to adopt them, but for selfish reasons. They run (well, sail) away, but are separated during a storm at sea, and are picked up by two very different ships - Connor by normal pirates, Grace by the titular vampire pirates. The first book chronicles their separation and reuniting, while the others detail their adventures together among both mortal buccaneers and vampirates.

[[AC:There are currently five books in the series, the first four of which are available in the United States:]]
* ''Demons of the Ocean'' (2005)
* ''Tide of Terror'' (2006)
* ''Dead Deep'' (2007)
* ''Blood Captain'' (2007)
* ''Empire of Night'' (2010)

There has yet to be a "rival" series with [[FurAgainstFang werewolf]] ninjas.

Definitely not to be confused with the BoysLove [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]] {{Webcomic/Vampirates}}. Nor with the [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/ webcomic]] ''CharbyTheVampirate''.
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'''This series contains examples of:'''
* ActionGirl (Cheng Li and Cutlass Cate)
* ApocalypseHow: The setting for the story is that global warming and melting ice caps have caused much of the world to be covered with water, hence the age of anachronistic piracy.
* BigNo (Stukeley utters a rather [[{{Narm}} Narmtastic]] one near the end of ''Tide of Terror'')
* BadAssAbnormal: [[spoiler: Connor]] after its revealed that he's a [[spoiler: {{dhampir}}]].
** Most of the Vampirates were in positions requiring martial skill before they died, while the rest just have centuries to practice surviving in a world of pirates with the benefit of being NighInvulnerable.
* [[WorldOfBadAss World Of]]BadAssNormal: Most of the pirates Connor hangs out with have been Academy trained--trained in Piratical arts such as sailing and fencing since they were younger than ten years old. Given the short average life expectancy of an untrained pirate (it takes much less than ten years to become a skilled veteran), this amounts to graduates, who usually serve as officers but are numerous enough not to, having the competence and experience of pirates twice their age, coupled with military discipline. The lack of real-life experience seems to be more than offset by the disproportionate rigorous training.
** Almost every named pirate is naturally competent, experienced, or both.
* CoolMask (The Vampirate captain)
* DeadSidekick ([[spoiler: Jez Stukeley]] in ''Tide of Terror'', which prompts Connor to question the contract he signed with Captain Wrathe. [[spoiler: Jez doesn't stay dead, though.]])
* DifferentAsNightAndDay
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ExpositoryThemeTune (sort of; it's on the back of the book and sung in-story by characters)
* ExtranormalInstitute (Pirate Academy)
* FlyingDutchman
* FridgeLogic (Cars are mentioned often as presently existing. If there's enough metal to build cars, how is there not enough for steel boats? And why is it that technology mentioned contrasts so badly with technology seen?)
** There are NO RANGED WEAPONS in the series, even though crossbows at least, and more likely pistols, should coexist with the pirate's level of technology. Especially since automobiles are present.
* GreenEyes
* HiddenDepths: Sidorio, surprisingly enough. [[spoiler: He's more or less a doting father and husband, and seems to be a natural father figure, especially for Vampires. Near the beginning of the series, he's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife by way of murder and pillage, and he's pulled out of his mindless funk by ThePowerOfLove]].
* IdiotBall (Grace, despite being repeatedly described as the smart twin, is dumb as rocks)
* InformedAbility (Grace's intelligence)
** The same thing happens in ''Tide of Terror''. Connor calls her the stronger of the two, when she spends a good chunk of the book locked in her room at the Academy moping about the Vampirate ship.
* InstantExpert: Connor's skill with piracy in general. After around three months of on-the-job training, he's about as good with swords as people with a decade of experience, starting from youth. To the writer's credit, despite the massive hype in-story about his skills, he's still apparently inferior to his peers. [[spoiler: His skill is implied to be supernatural in origin]].
** Applies rather more Egregiously to [[spoiler:Grace]] as of the fifth book.
* KillItWithFire: Attempted by Connor early on. It's pretty successful, except for [[spoiler: Jez and Sidorio, who somehow just get stronger for it.]]
* NighInvulnerable: Played with. Random vampires don't seem to be that hard to kill. However, older vampires, and those they sire seem to be immune to certain weaknesses.
** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola with a sword infused with all three elements. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[spoiler: NoSell]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot (they're vampires '''and''' pirates!)
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine (while The Feast is usually quite peaceful, Sidorio's part has elements of this)
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* {{Pirate}}
* RedRightHand (Sidorio's golden fangs)
* RememberTheNewGuy: Jez Stukeley is never even ''mentioned'' in the first book, yet in the second book, Connor considers him one of his best friends.
* SchizoTech: As mentioned above, there are cars, but no ranged weapons at all, which is just stupid considering the degree to piracy is formalized, and the resources that prominent pirates should have. Additionally, no boats use motors even though they exist. Melee combat is the preferred method of naval battle--no cannons or anything. Current fashion also seems to be all over the place.
* SiblingYinYang
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Extremely idealistic, despite being rather dark at times and rather cavalier about violence. The villains are capable of love and tend to be reasonable and even compassionate towards the protagonists later on in the series, despite being murderous sociopaths who have murdered the heroes' loved ones. The pirates, for their part, are ridiculously willing to give the pirates the benefit of the doubt or chat them up, even in the middle of pitched battles.
** The view of piracy becomes gradually more cynical as the series progresses, because almost all of them end up being legitimately murderous, unlawful, or backstabbing. However, the pirates themselves get teary eyed over how honorable their profession is, so its a bit of an odd example.
*** MoralDissonance
* SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness: On the friendly end of the spectrum. The vampirates can live off of willing donors and use a scheduled feeding ritual. Sidorio, on the other hand...
** It's implied that some or most of the Vampires have naturally diminished intellect, which makes them fairly easy to fool and/or befriend.
* SchizoTech
** Even Sidorio has his sympathetic moments, and for various reasons is downright courteous to the main characters
* SpaceshipGirl (Variant: the ship's figurehead is animate at night)
* Squick: [[spoiler: Sidorio magically impregnating the twins' mother.]]
* ThemeNaming
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (mankind apprently accomplishes very little in the next half-millennium)
* UnfortunateImplications: [[spoiler: Sidorio's impregnation of the twins' mother is basically rape without the actual rape part, though Sompers may have intended to imply this.]]

<<|{{Literature}}|>>
Somper.
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* MissedMomentOfAwesome (''Tide of Terror''. Sidorio is building a small crew of renegade vampirates [[spoiler: that includes Connor's dead friend Jez Stukeley]] that single-handedly wipes out a boat of about 150 pirates. Connor and his friends show up, and all they do is [[spoiler:''throw torches at them''.]])

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* ApocalypseHow: The setting for the story is that global warming and melting ice caps have caused much of the world to be covered with water, hence the age of anachronistic piracy.


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** There are NO RANGED WEAPONS in the series, even though crossbows at least, and more likely pistols, should coexist with the pirate's level of technology. Especially since automobiles are present.


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* SchizoTech: As mentioned above, there are cars, but no ranged weapons at all, which is just stupid considering the degree to piracy is formalized, and the resources that prominent pirates should have. Additionally, no boats use motors even though they exist. Melee combat is the preferred method of naval battle--no cannons or anything. Current fashion also seems to be all over the place.


* BadAssAbnormal: [[spoiler: Connor]] after its revealed that he's a [[spoiler: {{dhampir}}]].
** Most of the Vampirates were in positions requiring martial skill before they died, while the rest just have centuries to practice surviving in a world of pirates with the benefit of being NighInvulnerable.
* [[WorldOfBadAss World Of]]BadAssNormal: Most of the pirates Connor hangs out with have been Academy trained--trained in Piratical arts such as sailing and fencing since they were younger than ten years old. Given the short average life expectancy of an untrained pirate (it takes much less than ten years to become a skilled veteran), this amounts to graduates, who usually serve as officers but are numerous enough not to, having the competence and experience of pirates twice their age, coupled with military discipline. The lack of real-life experience seems to be more than offset by the disproportionate rigorous training.
** Almost every named pirate is naturally competent, experienced, or both.



* InstantExpert: Connor's skill with piracy in general. After around three months of on-the-job training, he's about as good with swords as people with a decade of experience, starting from youth. To the writer's credit, despite the massive hype in-story about his skills, he's still apparently inferior to his peers. [[spoiler: Implied to be supernatural in origin]].


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* InstantExpert: Connor's skill with piracy in general. After around three months of on-the-job training, he's about as good with swords as people with a decade of experience, starting from youth. To the writer's credit, despite the massive hype in-story about his skills, he's still apparently inferior to his peers. [[spoiler: His skill is implied to be supernatural in origin]].
** Applies rather more Egregiously to [[spoiler:Grace]] as of the fifth book.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Extremely idealistic, despite being rather dark at times and rather cavalier about violence. The villains are capable of love and tend to be reasonable and even compassionate towards the protagonists later on in the series, despite being murderous sociopaths who have murdered the heroes' loved ones. The pirates, for their part, are ridiculously willing to give the pirates the benefit of the doubt or chat them up, even in the middle of pitched battles.
**The view of piracy becomes gradually more cynical as the series progresses, because almost all of them end up being legitimately murderous, unlawful, or backstabbing. However, the pirates themselves get teary eyed over how honorable their profession is, so its a bit of an odd example.
***MoralDissonance


** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[spoiler: NoSell]].

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** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola.Lola with a sword infused with all three elements. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[spoiler: NoSell]].


** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[Spoiler: NoSell]].

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** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: NoSell]].


* HiddenDepths: Sidorio, surprisingly enough. [[spoiler: He's more or less a doting father and husband, and seems to be a natural father figure, especially for Vampires. Near the beginning of the series, he's DesperatelySearchingForAPurposeInLife, and he's pulled out of his mindless funk by ThePowerOfLove]].

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* HiddenDepths: Sidorio, surprisingly enough. [[spoiler: He's more or less a doting father and husband, and seems to be a natural father figure, especially for Vampires. Near the beginning of the series, he's DesperatelySearchingForAPurposeInLife, DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife by way of murder and pillage, and he's pulled out of his mindless funk by ThePowerOfLove]].


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* InstantExpert: Connor's skill with piracy in general. After around three months of on-the-job training, he's about as good with swords as people with a decade of experience, starting from youth. To the writer's credit, despite the massive hype in-story about his skills, he's still apparently inferior to his peers. [[spoiler: Implied to be supernatural in origin]].


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* KillItWithFire: Attempted by Connor early on. It's pretty successful, except for [[spoiler: Jez and Sidorio, who somehow just get stronger for it.]]


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* NighInvulnerable: Played with. Random vampires don't seem to be that hard to kill. However, older vampires, and those they sire seem to be immune to certain weaknesses.
** Case in point is Lola. After testing Hawthorne stakes, silver, and garlic/wolfsbane on Vampires and finding them lethal, the pirates try to kill Lola. Stabbing her once doesn't work. Stabbing her twice doesn't work either. [[NoKillLikeOverKill so they decapitate her]]. [[Spoiler: NoSell]].


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** It's implied that some or most of the Vampires have naturally diminished intellect, which makes them fairly easy to fool and/or befriend.
* SchizoTech
** Even Sidorio has his sympathetic moments, and for various reasons is downright courteous to the main characters

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* HiddenDepths: Sidorio, surprisingly enough. [[spoiler: He's more or less a doting father and husband, and seems to be a natural father figure, especially for Vampires. Near the beginning of the series, he's DesperatelySearchingForAPurposeInLife, and he's pulled out of his mindless funk by ThePowerOfLove]].


* {{Retcon}}: Jez Stukeley is never even ''mentioned'' in the first book, yet in the second book, Connor considers him one of his best friends.

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* {{Retcon}}: RememberTheNewGuy: Jez Stukeley is never even ''mentioned'' in the first book, yet in the second book, Connor considers him one of his best friends.

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