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* ''[[Literature/TheDarkProfitSaga Son of a Liche]]'' has a teenage girl enlist with Detarr Ur'Mayan's undead horde seeking to become a vampire. Unfortunately she accidentally looks the wraith handling paperwork in the eye and ends up less corporeal than she wished.


* An outtake at the back of ''Literature/FancyApartments'' invokes this trope... oddly. A goth accuses a vampire of being a vampire wannabe and sarcastically suggets he throws [[{{Twilight}} sparkles]] on himself. [[MakesSenseInContext This makes sense in context]].

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* An outtake at the back of ''Literature/FancyApartments'' invokes this trope... oddly. A goth accuses a vampire of being a vampire wannabe and sarcastically suggets he throws [[{{Twilight}} [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkles]] on himself. [[MakesSenseInContext This makes sense in context]].


Vampires are surrounded by humans who, while they haven't been bitten, do their masters' bidding ''[[WorkingForABodyUpgrade in the hope that they will be]]''. Sometimes they're under some sort of mind control, but often they're just willing vampire groupies. How likely their loyalty is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to actually be rewarded]] depends on the vamp, however - they might be exploiting this trope as a not-so-SecretTestOfCharacter in order to keep the bloodline pure.

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Vampires are surrounded by humans who, while they haven't been bitten, do their masters' bidding ''[[WorkingForABodyUpgrade in the hope that they will be]]''. Sometimes they're under some sort of mind control, but often they're just willing vampire groupies. How likely their loyalty is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to actually be rewarded]] depends on the vamp, however - -- they might be exploiting this trope as a not-so-SecretTestOfCharacter in order to keep the bloodline pure.



** The MOTW in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]" is a shapeshifter who chooses to look and act like an archetypical vampire - or sometimes a werewolf or mummy - because he's a fan of (see title.) As a shapeshifter he's hated and despised, but the movie monsters are sexy and powerful.

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** The MOTW in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]" is a shapeshifter who chooses to look and act like an archetypical vampire - -- or sometimes a werewolf or mummy - -- because he's a fan of (see title.) As a shapeshifter he's hated and despised, but the movie monsters are sexy and powerful.



** Ironically, other vampires are at the least wary of them, if not outright ''scared'' - because with the way vampires work, something that weak ''has'' to have some nasty surprises in store... right?

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** Ironically, other vampires are at the least wary of them, if not outright ''scared'' - -- because with the way vampires work, something that weak ''has'' to have some nasty surprises in store... right?





The wannabe's desire can be justified, if the work's [[OurVampiresAreDifferent version of vampires]] are CursedWithAwesome, gaining great powers and few if any weaknesses. This can lead to MoralDissonance if the wannabe is [[InformedWrongness portrayed as a foolish coward]] regardless of this - perhaps because being a vampire is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just inherently evil]]. Or possibly because the Vampire Wannabe leaves him-/herself wide open to a PretenderDiss, whether from actual vamps or their enemies.

Can work as a deconstruction of the exponential population growth that would result from the more common "[[TheVirus everyone bitten becomes a vampire]]" model - in this case, the familiars may be [[PeopleFarms feedstock]] as well, with conversion requiring some more complicated ritual the vampire can choose to initiate.

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The wannabe's desire can be justified, if the work's [[OurVampiresAreDifferent version of vampires]] are CursedWithAwesome, gaining great powers and few if any weaknesses. This can lead to MoralDissonance if the wannabe is [[InformedWrongness portrayed as a foolish coward]] regardless of this - -- perhaps because being a vampire is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just inherently evil]]. Or possibly because the Vampire Wannabe leaves him-/herself wide open to a PretenderDiss, whether from actual vamps or their enemies.

Can work as a deconstruction of the exponential population growth that would result from the more common "[[TheVirus everyone bitten becomes a vampire]]" model - -- in this case, the familiars may be [[PeopleFarms feedstock]] as well, with conversion requiring some more complicated ritual the vampire can choose to initiate.




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* ''Film/WhatWeDoInTheShadows'': Many vampires have “familiars”; vampire wannabes who serve as TheRenfield in exchange for being turned. The long-suffering Jackie is Deacon’s familiar and is starting to get pissed over his lame excuses to not turn her yet. [[spoiler:Eventually, she gets so fed up that she quits and convinces Nick to turn her on the way out, much to Deacon’s irritation.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' HalloweenEpisode "[=CatDogula=]" had Eddie the Squirrel, keeping consistent with [[TheTeamWannabe desperately wanting to join the Greasers]], begging the vampirized Greasers to bite him so he can become a Greaser vampire. As usual, the Greasers ignore him.

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* ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'': A man who witnesses Miyu in action demands she make him a vampire too, gushing about how amazing her powers are. Miyu calmly but firmly refuses, calling him out for just wanting power so he can abuse it, then turns to leave. He chases after her into the fog... [[spoiler:and falls to his death when he ends up running right off the building.]]


* In ''Series/ForeverKnight'', why does every other woman who discovers that Nick is a vampire throw herself into his arms and demand to be turned?

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* In ''Series/ForeverKnight'', why does every other woman who discovers that Nick is a vampire throw herself into his arms and demand to be turned?turned? As Nick is trying to find out how to make himself normal again, he's not happy.



** The MOTW in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]" is a shapeshifter who chooses to look and act like an archetypical vampire - or sometimes a werewolf or mummy - because he's a fan of (see title.)

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** The MOTW in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E05MonsterMovie Monster Movie]]" is a shapeshifter who chooses to look and act like an archetypical vampire - or sometimes a werewolf or mummy - because he's a fan of (see title.)) As a shapeshifter he's hated and despised, but the movie monsters are sexy and powerful.



* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Bad Blood", had a vampire wannabe who was ''also'' a vampire, only a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent different]] one: Everyone in the town had glowing green eyes and drank blood, but he also wore fake fangs.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Bad Blood", had a vampire wannabe who was ''also'' a vampire, only a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent different]] one: Everyone in the town had glowing green eyes and drank blood, but he also wore fake fangs.fangs and followed other vampire movie cliches. The other vampires regard him as something of an embarrassment, as he just draws attention to them and [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampires they just want to live quietly]].

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** This is the reason why mortal necromancers are included in the Vampire Counts faction, as the vast majority of them seek out a vampire as a patron in the hope they'll get turned into a vampire if prove to be valuable. Defied by Heinrich Kemmler, who in the lore is noted to have nothing but scorn for those who try to cheat death by becoming less than human.

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* This is Wilhelm Ehrenburg's entire shtick from ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae''. Being born an albino, he shuns the light an wishes to become a creature of the night as the vampires he admires. And in this universe where IRejectYourReality is taken to the most literal extreme, he is fully able to create a realm of the [[BadMoonRising Blood Moon]] where he becomes as close to a true vampire as possible for as long as it remains active.
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* The ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series has several callers who want to be turned into vampires, werewolves, etc. Kitty's advice is always that it is [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor a one-way trip to a life that's not as romantic as it sounds]]. Don't do it.

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* The ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series has several callers who want to be turned into vampires, werewolves, etc. Kitty's advice is always that it is [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor a one-way trip to a life that's not as romantic as it sounds]]. Don't do it. She also gets a caller who's an actual vampire that's stuck working the graveyard shift at a convenience store and wants to tell the wannabes how "glamorous" being a vampire really is.


** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has a side quest you can only receive if you are a vampire has a mother recruiting you to convince her vampire fanboy son not to be turned. It's impossible to talk him out of it and if you tried to fight him straight up, you'd kill him easily. The only way to complete the quest is to fight him then lose, letting him wail on you for a while until he decides that vampires are weak and overrated.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has a side quest you can only receive if you are a vampire has a vampire. A mother recruiting recruits you to convince her vampire fanboy son not to be turned. It's impossible to talk him out of it and if you tried try to fight him straight up, you'd you'll kill him easily. The only way to complete the quest is to fight him then lose, and ''lose'', letting him wail on you for a while until he decides that vampires are weak and overrated.



** Likewise in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' ''Dawnguard'' expansion.

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** Likewise in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]''[='s=] ''Dawnguard'' expansion.


* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' turns Harry Potter into one.

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* The ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fan story ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' turns Harry Potter himself into one.



*** When Harry finds his brother Thomas (who, incidentally, actually ''is'' a vampire) participating in the aforementioned LARP, he has a bit of a freakout and asks Thomas how he can encourage this VampireVannabe acting when he (Thomas) knows just how dangerous vampires are. Thomas points out that the whole reason the vampire-wizard war was being fought was so that the [=LARP=]ers wouldn't ever have to face real vampires and find out what the real thing is like.

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*** When Harry finds his brother Thomas (who, incidentally, actually ''is'' a vampire) participating in the aforementioned LARP, he has a bit of a freakout and asks Thomas how he can encourage this VampireVannabe acting when he (Thomas) knows just how dangerous vampires are. Thomas points out that the whole reason the vampire-wizard war was being fought was so that the [=LARP=]ers wouldn't ever have to face real vampires and find out what the real thing is like.



** Additionally, the Goths get rid of the Vampire kids by threatening to stake their leader.

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** Additionally, the Goths attempted to get rid of the Vampire kids by threatening to stake their leader.


Polar opposite of IHateYouVampireDad, although that can be the end result if the gig [[BeingEvilSucks isn't all it was]] [[LonelyAtTheTop cracked up to be]]. These characters are often {{Goth}}s, at least in their minds, and always LesCollaborateurs, usually WorkingForABodyUpgrade. Compare TheRenfield, TranshumanTreachery. Contrast SuperLoser, when being a vampire is no guarantee of coolness, and EmergencyTransformation, when the person might or might not want to become a vampire or other monster but basically has no alternative.

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Polar opposite of IHateYouVampireDad, although that can be the end result if the gig [[BeingEvilSucks isn't all it was]] [[LonelyAtTheTop cracked up to be]]. These characters are often {{Goth}}s, at least in their minds, and always LesCollaborateurs, usually WorkingForABodyUpgrade. Compare TheRenfield, TranshumanTreachery. Contrast SuperLoser, when being a vampire is no guarantee of coolness, and EmergencyTransformation, when the person might or might not want to become a vampire or other monster but basically has no alternative.
alternative. If they are seeking to be bitten by a vamp, they are a VoluntaryVampireVictim.


** An episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' featured a group of vampire wannabes who thought they were going to be turned. [[spoiler:They were really going to be food, as a payment of sorts from the one character who was actually going to be turned (who was dying of cancer).]]

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** An episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' featured a group of vampire wannabes who thought they were going to be turned. [[spoiler:They were really going to be food, as a payment of sorts from the one character who was actually going to be turned (who was dying of cancer). Said episode establishes that vampirism in Buffy [[OurVampiresAreDifferent is more like]] DemonicPossession and there is no way you can literally "become" a vampire since the real you will simply die, but the wannabes don't know this and the one who is dying, when he learns of this, doesn't care since he'll be dead either way.]]

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