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* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', "Shrimp" Harper has the ability to "breathe in" the life force of others, leaving them feeling tired and run-down. In the sequel, ''Literature/TheHauntingOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', she discovers that she has the ability to "breathe in" other things than life force, such as mental confusion or even arm-brokenness, and has the potential to be an EmpathicHealer.

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** The Brazilian publishing emphasizes the vampiric methaphor, [[DubNameChange naming her as]] Vampira.


* In ''Videogame/EndlessLegend'', the Broken Lords were once a faction of noble human warriors and knights who transformed themselves into living armor in order to survive the collapsing climate of Auriga. This resulted in them requiring [[Appliedphlebotinum Dust]] to survive. They could refine and consume naturally-occurring Dust, but another source is draining it from the bodies of living beings, a process that harms and eventually kills them. While honor dictates that they use the former method, [[EvilFeelsGood the latter is far easier, faster, and much more pleasant.]]

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* In ''Videogame/EndlessLegend'', the Broken Lords were once a faction of noble human warriors and knights who transformed themselves into living armor in order to survive the collapsing climate of Auriga. This resulted in them requiring [[Appliedphlebotinum [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dust]] to survive. They could refine and consume naturally-occurring Dust, but another source is draining it from the bodies of living beings, a process that harms and eventually kills them. While honor dictates that they use the former method, [[EvilFeelsGood the latter is far easier, faster, and much more pleasant.]]

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* In ''Videogame/EndlessLegend'', the Broken Lords were once a faction of noble human warriors and knights who transformed themselves into living armor in order to survive the collapsing climate of Auriga. This resulted in them requiring [[Appliedphlebotinum Dust]] to survive. They could refine and consume naturally-occurring Dust, but another source is draining it from the bodies of living beings, a process that harms and eventually kills them. While honor dictates that they use the former method, [[EvilFeelsGood the latter is far easier, faster, and much more pleasant.]]

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': The Erinyes string up ComicBook/WonderGirl and Ferdiand to exsanguinate them and drink their blood, from which they pull memories and things about their victims.


** Another example would be [[AlmightyJanitor Ayasegawa Yumichika]]. This [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye ordinary]] {{Bishonen}} BloodKnight is [[ObfuscatingStupidity hiding]] his [[CoverBlowingSuperpower true power]], which [[EnergyAbsorption drains the spiritual energy]] of his target. When he does [[LetsGetDangerous decide]] to use it, his battles end with a [[CurbStompBattle single strike]]. He can then use the drained energy to heal his wounds.

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** Another example would be [[AlmightyJanitor Ayasegawa Yumichika]]. This [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye ordinary]] {{Bishonen}} BloodKnight is [[ObfuscatingStupidity [[WillfullyWeak hiding]] his [[CoverBlowingSuperpower true power]], which [[EnergyAbsorption drains the spiritual energy]] of his target. When he does [[LetsGetDangerous decide]] to use it, his battles end with a [[CurbStompBattle single strike]]. He can then use the drained energy to heal his wounds.


* In ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019'', King Ghidorah could drain Godzilla's power with his bite.



* A classic episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' entitled "Queen of the Nile". A middle-aged actress named Pamela Morris is actually an ancient Egyptian queen who is thousands of years old; she maintains her youth by draining the LifeEnergy of young men with a magic scarab beetle. [[spoiler:And she succeeds in draining our protagonist Jordan Herrick to death.]]

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* A classic episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' entitled "Queen of the Nile". A middle-aged actress named Pamela Morris is actually an ancient Egyptian queen who is thousands of years old; she maintains her youth by draining the LifeEnergy of young men with a magic scarab beetle. [[spoiler:And she succeeds in draining our protagonist Jordan Herrick to death.]]

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* ''Literature/WonderWomanWarbringer'': Pinon can drain an opponent of blood and then "digest" it at her leisure to heal or power herself or Jason.


* Naturally a staple of Vampire Fiction, from ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' to ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Interview With the Vampire]]'' to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and more.

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* Naturally a staple of Vampire Fiction, from ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' to ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Interview With the Vampire]]'' to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and more.

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* In the ''Literature/StarDarlings'' cartoon, BigBad Lady Rancora can drain positive energy and turn it into negative energy in order to empower herself, with extreme drainage being lethal to her victims.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheSecretDoor'', Malucia's magic scepter can drain other beings of their magic and leave them powerless, with her end goal being to capture all of Zinnia's magic.


* Michael Morningstar, first appearing in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' can drain the life force from his victims.

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* Michael Morningstar, first appearing in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', can drain the life force from his victims.

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* Michael Morningstar, first appearing in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' can drain the life force from his victims.

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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' villain Johnny Warren gains a whole slew of abilities powered by draining the LifeEnergy out of people after making a demonic pact.






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* [[HornyDevils Succubi]], in some presentations, drain the life-force of their victims through sexual contact. White Court vampires in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are one example. [[TheInternetIsForPorn In some cases]], the life-force is carried in the victim's semen, which the succubus has to, um, ingest.
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* [[HornyDevils Succubi]], in some presentations, drain the life-force of their victims through sexual contact. White Court vampires in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are one example. [[TheInternetIsForPorn In some cases]], the life-force is carried in the victim's semen, which the succubus has to, um, ingest.
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* [[HornyDevils Succubi]], in some presentations, drain the life-force of their victims through sexual contact. White Court vampires in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are one example. [[TheInternetIsForPorn In some cases]], the life-force is carried in the victim's semen, which the succubus has to, um, ingest.
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** ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' campaign setting
*** On the world of Athas the creature known as the thrax can drain all of the water out of an intelligent creature by touch. If it uses this attack on a human and the human survives, they may turn into a thrax themselves.

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*** On the world of Athas Athas, the creature known as the thrax can drain all of the water out of an intelligent creature by touch.touch. It can only drink water from a living creature, not normally. If it uses this attack on a human and the human survives, they may turn into a thrax themselves.



*** The thrax can suck the water out of another creature by touching the victim with its fingers. It can only drink water from a living creature, not normally.



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* This has appeared ''a lot'' in ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'' since the story first introduced vampires and [[spoiler: Durkon became one, and the High Priest of Hel, leading a group of vampires in a quest to destroy the world.]]

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* This has appeared ''a lot'' in ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' since the story first introduced vampires and [[spoiler: Durkon [[spoiler:Durkon became one, and the High Priest of Hel, leading a group of vampires in a quest to destroy the world.]]



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* Given their fangs and WordOfGod claiming they were based on succubi, it's ''very'' heavily implied the Changelings feed this way on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. The show's time slot won't allow for any more details than "they feed on love", however.
** If you consider the IDW comics to be canon, then this is ''very much confirmed'' with a side order of NightmareFuel. [[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/Hyaroo/MLPFIM_3_TheGroup_006_zps5b02e8c1.jpg?t=1360615219 Take a gawk.]]

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* Given their fangs and WordOfGod claiming they were based on succubi, it's ''very'' heavily implied the Changelings feed this way on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. The show's time slot won't allow for any more details than "they feed on love", however.
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however. If you consider the IDW comics to be canon, then this is ''very much confirmed'' with a side order of NightmareFuel. [[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/Hyaroo/MLPFIM_3_TheGroup_006_zps5b02e8c1.jpg?t=1360615219 Take a gawk.]]



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* Ticks, lice, fleas, mosquitoes, and leeches all drink blood, but are so small that they don't individually do significant harm (unless they transmit a disease).
** Also, bedbugs. They aren't vectors for any diseases, so at least they won't cause a disease outbreak. But infestations tend to be persistent. They're astoundingly hardy, seem to actively prefer humans, can go for months without needing to eat, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and can leave thousands of annoying, scratchy bites all over you]]. There is a reason why most landlords tend to put some sort of clause in the new lease stating that you'll be held financially accountable for an infestation if it can be traced back to bugs that came with you.

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* Ticks, lice, fleas, mosquitoes, and leeches all drink blood, but are so small that they don't individually do significant harm (unless they transmit a disease).
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disease). Also, bedbugs. They aren't vectors for any diseases, so at least they won't cause a disease outbreak. But infestations tend to be persistent. They're astoundingly hardy, seem to actively prefer humans, can go for months without needing to eat, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and can leave thousands of annoying, scratchy bites all over you]]. There is a reason why most landlords tend to put some sort of clause in the new lease stating that you'll be held financially accountable for an infestation if it can be traced back to bugs that came with you.


* [[CaptainObvious Vampire bats]].

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* [[CaptainObvious Vampire bats]].bats are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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