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* The color [[color:red:red]] is almost ubiquitous in vampire fiction, mainly having to do with a vampires need for [[CaptainObvious blood]]. These displays of red can range from the obvious (roses) to something unique (perhaps a character literally wears rose-tinted glasses).

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* The color [[color:red:red]] is almost ubiquitous in vampire fiction, mainly having to do with a vampires need for [[CaptainObvious blood]].blood. These displays of red can range from the obvious (roses) to something unique (perhaps a character literally wears rose-tinted glasses).


* YourVampiresSuck: How does your vampire feel about the depictions of other vampires in movies and literature? It's usually easy to make an amusing scene where he lambasts them for being painfully inaccurate, but this has now become so common it might actually be a good idea to try subverting it, by having the Vampire be a fan of vampire literature, for all its inaccuracies. If you really want to throw this trope out the window, have him be a writer of vampire fiction.

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* YourVampiresSuck: How does your vampire feel about the depictions of other vampires in movies and literature? It's usually easy to make an amusing scene where he lambasts them for being painfully inaccurate, but this has now become so common it might actually be a good idea to try subverting it, by having the Vampire be a fan of vampire literature, for all its inaccuracies. If you really want to throw this trope out the window, [[FictionAsCoverUp have him be a writer of vampire fiction.
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Although it has a massive fan base, it is listed here for the so-called 'vampires' not being like ''any'' traditional folklore myths save for the need of blood and immortality. To cement the point, the author herself even admitted to having not done any research on the subject of vampires. It also for numerous reasons has a vehement {{Hatedom}}, although [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement we don't really need to go into the specifics]]; it's very much a 'love-it-or-hate-it' property, and should be taken on those merits.

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Although it has a massive fan base, it is listed here for the so-called 'vampires' not being like ''any'' traditional folklore myths save for the need of blood and immortality. To cement the point, the author herself even admitted to having not done any research on the subject of vampires. It also for numerous reasons has a vehement {{Hatedom}}, although [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we don't really need to go into the specifics]]; it's very much a 'love-it-or-hate-it' property, and should be taken on those merits.


** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters designed to be a bioweapon]]?

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** * Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters designed to be a bioweapon]]?


** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumanAresTheRealMonster designed to be a bioweapon]]?

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** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumanAresTheRealMonster [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters designed to be a bioweapon]]?


** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumanAresTheRealMonsters designed to be a bioweapon]]?

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** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumanAresTheRealMonsters [[HumanAresTheRealMonster designed to be a bioweapon]]?


** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlorns gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally designed to be a bioweapon?

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** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlorns [[TouchedByVorlons gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally [[HumanAresTheRealMonsters designed to be a bioweapon?bioweapon]]?


* CharacterAlignment: Now you have to figure out what alignment your vampires are. Are they a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil? If you want to have a heroic vampire, however, that could fall into the pit of a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. If, on the other hand, all vampires are ChaoticGood and merely misunderstood, that could fall into the pit of...well, bad writing. Only the best of writers can pull off making years and years of evil vampires be "misunderstood."

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* CharacterAlignment: Now you have to figure out what alignment your vampires are. Are they a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil? Or a pack of mindless bloodthirsty beasts which are basically zombies in all but name? If you want to have a heroic vampire, however, that could fall into the pit of a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. If, on the other hand, all vampires are ChaoticGood and merely misunderstood, that could fall into the pit of...well, bad writing. Only the best of writers can pull off making years and years of evil vampires be "misunderstood."




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** Where does vampirism come from? Is it made by a DealWithTheDevil? A trait [[TouchedByVorlorns gifted by]] [[EldritchAbomination alien creatures]]? Or a [[TheVirus manmade virus]] originally designed to be a bioweapon?


* Be GenreSavvy: Decide ''which'' [[ShowGenre genre]] your vampire novel will be. The first vampire novels (''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' included) were almost exclusively GothicHorror, but nowadays you can add vampires into almost any genre. The most popular are the [[MayflyDecemberRomance vampire romance]] and the [[VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] genres (well, technically subgenres). Don't be afraid to branch out, however, mixing vampires with different genres is always fun. Make a Vampire RomanticComedy (it worked with [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead zombies]]) or a Vampire [[SpyFiction Spy Novel]].

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* Be GenreSavvy: Decide ''which'' [[ShowGenre [[ShowGenres genre]] your vampire novel will be. The first vampire novels (''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' included) were almost exclusively GothicHorror, but nowadays you can add vampires into almost any genre. The most popular are the [[MayflyDecemberRomance vampire romance]] and the [[VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] genres (well, technically subgenres). Don't be afraid to branch out, however, mixing vampires with different genres is always fun. Make a Vampire RomanticComedy (it worked with [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead zombies]]) or a Vampire [[SpyFiction Spy Novel]].


* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' novels by Creator/AnneRice. The first book was popular enough to get [[InterviewWithTheVampire made into a movie]] and the first few books were even well received by literary critics, but starting with the fourth book, ''The Tale of the Body Thief'', Anne decided to [[ProtectionFromEditors stop using an editor]]. The results were ... less than stellar.

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* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' novels by Creator/AnneRice. The first book was popular enough to get [[InterviewWithTheVampire [[Film/InterviewWithTheVampire made into a movie]] and the first few books were even well received by literary critics, but starting with the fourth book, ''The Tale of the Body Thief'', Anne decided to [[ProtectionFromEditors stop using an editor]]. The results were ... less than stellar.


Literature about vampires has been around since the 18th century and for good reason. The vampire can be a metaphor for many things - [[Main/SuddenlySexuality emerging sexuality]] or [[Main/HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster homosexuality]], [[Main/TheVirus disease]], or even certain ethnicities. And down the years, the vampire has only gotten more popular, leading to even more interpretations.

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Literature about vampires has been around since the 18th century and for good reason. The vampire can be a metaphor for many things - [[Main/SuddenlySexuality [[SuddenlySexuality emerging sexuality]] or [[Main/HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster homosexuality]], [[Main/TheVirus [[TheVirus disease]], or even certain ethnicities. And down the years, the vampire has only gotten more popular, leading to even more interpretations.



The first is from ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', published in 1845 by James Malcolm Rymer, while the second is from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' published in 2005 by Creator/StephenieMeyer. Both use Main/PurpleProse, but in very different contexts. Back in 1845, the "vampyre" that Rymer was describing was ugly, monstrous, yet still had a sexual element to it. The scene where Varney drains a woman in her bedroom is written almost as if it's rape. ''Twilight'', on the other hand, uses Main/PurpleProse in its effort to show how beautiful vampires are and how they sparkle.

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The first is from ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', published in 1845 by James Malcolm Rymer, while the second is from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' published in 2005 by Creator/StephenieMeyer. Both use Main/PurpleProse, PurpleProse, but in very different contexts. Back in 1845, the "vampyre" that Rymer was describing was ugly, monstrous, yet still had a sexual element to it. The scene where Varney drains a woman in her bedroom is written almost as if it's rape. ''Twilight'', on the other hand, uses Main/PurpleProse PurpleProse in its effort to show how beautiful vampires are and how they sparkle.



* Main/OurVampiresAreDifferent: If you're going to write about a vampire/vampires, first you must establish their behavior, weaknesses, abilities, physical makeup, and limits pertaining to them. This will prevent such [[Main/ContinuitySnarl continuity snarls]] as your vampire saying that weakness to garlic thing is a complete myth in Chapter One and having him burn his mouth on garlic pizza in Chapter Five (with the obvious exception being if it's rather ''[[RealityEnsues hot]]'' garlic pizza). This is for you, the author, to remember-- not necessarily the reader. So you do not have to spell everything out all at once or at all. However, once a vampire "rule" is established, avoid contradicting that aspect of the vampire.
* Be Main/GenreSavvy: Decide ''which'' [[Main/ShowGenre genre]] your vampire novel will be. The first vampire novels (''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' included) were almost exclusively GothicHorror, but nowadays you can add vampires into almost any genre. The most popular are the [[Main/MayflyDecemberRomance vampire romance]] and the [[Main/VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] genres (well, technically subgenres). Don't be afraid to branch out, however, mixing vampires with different genres is always fun. Make a Vampire RomanticComedy (it worked with [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead zombies]]) or a Vampire [[Main/SpyFiction Spy Novel]].
** Be sure, however, to know the genre you're writing in well. If it's romance, study RomanceNovelPlots or [[SoYouWantTo/WriteALoveStory So You Want To Write A Love Story]]. If it's a mystery, read some Main/MysteryFiction. If you're going for a straight up vampire horror novel, the classics are always a must. There's a reason ''{{Dracula}}'' is so well remembered.

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* Main/OurVampiresAreDifferent: OurVampiresAreDifferent: If you're going to write about a vampire/vampires, first you must establish their behavior, weaknesses, abilities, physical makeup, and limits pertaining to them. This will prevent such [[Main/ContinuitySnarl [[ContinuitySnarl continuity snarls]] as your vampire saying that weakness to garlic thing is a complete myth in Chapter One and having him burn his mouth on garlic pizza in Chapter Five (with the obvious exception being if it's rather ''[[RealityEnsues hot]]'' garlic pizza). This is for you, the author, to remember-- not necessarily the reader. So you do not have to spell everything out all at once or at all. However, once a vampire "rule" is established, avoid contradicting that aspect of the vampire.
* Be Main/GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy: Decide ''which'' [[Main/ShowGenre [[ShowGenre genre]] your vampire novel will be. The first vampire novels (''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' included) were almost exclusively GothicHorror, but nowadays you can add vampires into almost any genre. The most popular are the [[Main/MayflyDecemberRomance [[MayflyDecemberRomance vampire romance]] and the [[Main/VampireDetectiveSeries [[VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] genres (well, technically subgenres). Don't be afraid to branch out, however, mixing vampires with different genres is always fun. Make a Vampire RomanticComedy (it worked with [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead zombies]]) or a Vampire [[Main/SpyFiction [[SpyFiction Spy Novel]].
** Be sure, however, to know the genre you're writing in well. If it's romance, study RomanceNovelPlots or [[SoYouWantTo/WriteALoveStory So You Want To Write A Love Story]]. If it's a mystery, read some Main/MysteryFiction.MysteryFiction. If you're going for a straight up vampire horror novel, the classics are always a must. There's a reason ''{{Dracula}}'' is so well remembered.



* Main/CharacterAlignment: Now you have to figure out what alignment your vampires are. Are they a race of Main/AlwaysChaoticEvil? If you want to have a heroic vampire, however, that could fall into the pit of a Main/FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. If, on the other hand, all vampires are ChaoticGood and merely misunderstood, that could fall into the pit of...well, bad writing. Only the best of writers can pull off making years and years of evil vampires be "misunderstood."

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* Main/CharacterAlignment: CharacterAlignment: Now you have to figure out what alignment your vampires are. Are they a race of Main/AlwaysChaoticEvil? AlwaysChaoticEvil? If you want to have a heroic vampire, however, that could fall into the pit of a Main/FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. If, on the other hand, all vampires are ChaoticGood and merely misunderstood, that could fall into the pit of...well, bad writing. Only the best of writers can pull off making years and years of evil vampires be "misunderstood."



They're full of [[Main/PungeonMaster spikes]]. Seriously.

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They're full of [[Main/PungeonMaster [[PungeonMaster spikes]]. Seriously.



* Main/PurpleProse: Back in the days of GothicHorror, purple prose was all the rage. However, gothic horror slowly faded out of favor and so did a certain reddish writing. Only the best writers can now pull it off and they almost always do it as parody. Those that don't tend to fall into the Pit of Gosh Look How Pretty My Vampires Are. Take this line from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' for instance: ''"His hair was dripping wet, disheveled -- even so, he looked like he'd just finished shooting a commercial for hair gel."'' At this point, it doesn't matter how cool your story is, it will be too hard to slog through it.

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* Main/PurpleProse: PurpleProse: Back in the days of GothicHorror, purple prose was all the rage. However, gothic horror slowly faded out of favor and so did a certain reddish writing. Only the best writers can now pull it off and they almost always do it as parody. Those that don't tend to fall into the Pit of Gosh Look How Pretty My Vampires Are. Take this line from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' for instance: ''"His hair was dripping wet, disheveled -- even so, he looked like he'd just finished shooting a commercial for hair gel."'' At this point, it doesn't matter how cool your story is, it will be too hard to slog through it.



* Main/CharacterizationTropes: You've thought up a grand plot and great vampires, but there's something missing: personality. Without personality, characters are cardboard cutouts, so it doesn't matter how well-written your plot is. Make sure to add variety with your characters' personalities and study other characters to see what works and what doesn't. Which brings us to:
* The Ubiquitous Main/MarySue: Please don't make your vampires completely and utterly perfect. There is a way to make your vampires not Main/MadeOfPlasticine, but not [[Main/NighInvulnerable insanely overpowerful]]. This goes for the way your characters act, as well: if your vampires consider themselves perfect, that's fine. If ''other'' (non-vampire) characters consider them perfect as well, that's where it goes wrong.

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* Main/CharacterizationTropes: CharacterizationTropes: You've thought up a grand plot and great vampires, but there's something missing: personality. Without personality, characters are cardboard cutouts, so it doesn't matter how well-written your plot is. Make sure to add variety with your characters' personalities and study other characters to see what works and what doesn't. Which brings us to:
* The Ubiquitous Main/MarySue: MarySue: Please don't make your vampires completely and utterly perfect. There is a way to make your vampires not Main/MadeOfPlasticine, MadeOfPlasticine, but not [[Main/NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerable insanely overpowerful]]. This goes for the way your characters act, as well: if your vampires consider themselves perfect, that's fine. If ''other'' (non-vampire) characters consider them perfect as well, that's where it goes wrong.



* Main/VampireVords: Use them only vor parody, never vor serious viction.

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* Main/VampireVords: VampireVords: Use them only vor parody, never vor serious viction.



* The Main/ByronicHero: Vampires practically invented this trope, starting with Polidori's "The Vampyre" which was actually based on Creator/LordByron. Because of that, it's been done to death. Instead, why not make your vampire a ScienceHero (he fights other vampires with the power of [[Main/ForScience SCIENCE]]!) or an Main/AdventurerArchaeologist? If your vampire is the villain, make him a Main/CorruptCorporateExecutive or a Heroic Sociopath.

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* The Main/ByronicHero: ByronicHero: Vampires practically invented this trope, starting with Polidori's "The Vampyre" which was actually based on Creator/LordByron. Because of that, it's been done to death. Instead, why not make your vampire a ScienceHero (he fights other vampires with the power of [[Main/ForScience [[ForScience SCIENCE]]!) or an Main/AdventurerArchaeologist? AdventurerArchaeologist? If your vampire is the villain, make him a Main/CorruptCorporateExecutive CorruptCorporateExecutive or a Heroic Sociopath.



* Vampire literature in the past often dealt with the dangers of the forbidden, but there are plenty of themes nowadays that could work, perhaps something to do with Main/DarkIsNotEvil. However, beware the Main/FantasticAesop and the Main/SpaceWhaleAesop, both dangers when working in speculative fiction.

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* Vampire literature in the past often dealt with the dangers of the forbidden, but there are plenty of themes nowadays that could work, perhaps something to do with Main/DarkIsNotEvil. DarkIsNotEvil. However, beware the Main/FantasticAesop FantasticAesop and the Main/SpaceWhaleAesop, SpaceWhaleAesop, both dangers when working in speculative fiction.



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* The color [[color:red:red]] is almost ubiquitous in vampire fiction, mainly having to do with a vampires need for [[Main/CaptainObvious blood]]. These displays of red can range from the obvious (roses) to something unique (perhaps a character literally wears rose-tinted glasses).

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* The color [[color:red:red]] is almost ubiquitous in vampire fiction, mainly having to do with a vampires need for [[Main/CaptainObvious [[CaptainObvious blood]]. These displays of red can range from the obvious (roses) to something unique (perhaps a character literally wears rose-tinted glasses).



* A [[Main/VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] novel... in a GenteelInterbellumSetting.
* A vampire [[Main/SpyFiction spy]] novel that parodies both vampire and James Bond clichés.

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* A [[Main/VampireDetectiveSeries [[VampireDetectiveSeries vampire detective]] novel... in a GenteelInterbellumSetting.
* A vampire [[Main/SpyFiction [[SpyFiction spy]] novel that parodies both vampire and James Bond clichés.



* If you're going for the classic GothicHorror, nothing is better than a Main/HauntedCastle in {{Uberwald}}. If you're going for a more modern feel, try a Main/HauntedHeadquarters or a Main/HellHotel.

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* If you're going for the classic GothicHorror, nothing is better than a Main/HauntedCastle HauntedCastle in {{Uberwald}}. If you're going for a more modern feel, try a Main/HauntedHeadquarters HauntedHeadquarters or a Main/HellHotel.
HellHotel.



* Against vampires, [[Main/GunsAndGunplayTropes guns]] are almost certainly [[Main/ImmuneToBullets useless]]. Instead, why not try some [[Main/ArrowsOnFire flaming arrows]] - almost all vampires hate [[Main/KillItWithFire fire]]. If, however, it's a vampire that needs arming, there's nothing more badass than a [[Main/FlamingSword sword]] or [[Main/KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
* If your vampire is susceptible to the average vampire [[Main/WeaksauceWeakness weakness]], than vampire hunters should always carry a [[Main/CreepyCoolCrosses cross]] and some holy water. If not, there's always [[Main/ICallItVera Mr. Pointy]].

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* Against vampires, [[Main/GunsAndGunplayTropes [[GunsAndGunplayTropes guns]] are almost certainly [[Main/ImmuneToBullets [[ImmuneToBullets useless]]. Instead, why not try some [[Main/ArrowsOnFire [[ArrowsOnFire flaming arrows]] - almost all vampires hate [[Main/KillItWithFire [[KillItWithFire fire]]. If, however, it's a vampire that needs arming, there's nothing more badass than a [[Main/FlamingSword [[FlamingSword sword]] or [[Main/KatanasAreJustBetter [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
* If your vampire is susceptible to the average vampire [[Main/WeaksauceWeakness [[WeaksauceWeakness weakness]], than vampire hunters should always carry a [[Main/CreepyCoolCrosses [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross]] and some holy water. If not, there's always [[Main/ICallItVera [[ICallItVera Mr. Pointy]].



* Female characters in GothicHorror almost always have GorgeousPeriodDress, though the female vampire may go for the OfCorsetsSexy effect (which transcends time period). Male vampires, on the other hand, often only require a BadassLongcoat and CoolShades, though ones in gothic horror might spring for a Main/BlackCloak.

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* Female characters in GothicHorror almost always have GorgeousPeriodDress, though the female vampire may go for the OfCorsetsSexy effect (which transcends time period). Male vampires, on the other hand, often only require a BadassLongcoat and CoolShades, though ones in gothic horror might spring for a Main/BlackCloak.
BlackCloak.



* If it's a vampire [[RomanticVampireBoy romance]], try using Main/BeastAndBeauty. If you want to use a Main/BigScrewedUpFamily, make your vampires into Main/TheClan (just be careful that they don't evolve into a Main/TangledFamilyTree). If it's a vampire detective story, on the other hand, try Main/WeHelpTheHelpless.

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* If it's a vampire [[RomanticVampireBoy romance]], try using Main/BeastAndBeauty. BeastAndBeauty. If you want to use a Main/BigScrewedUpFamily, BigScrewedUpFamily, make your vampires into Main/TheClan TheClan (just be careful that they don't evolve into a Main/TangledFamilyTree). TangledFamilyTree). If it's a vampire detective story, on the other hand, try Main/WeHelpTheHelpless.
WeHelpTheHelpless.



* This all depends on what genre you're writing in. Your vampire may have Main/ImplausibleFencingPowers (complete with Main/SwordSparks) or you could have the Main/BigBad's lair with Main/NoOSHACompliance. On the other side, your vampire may be facing the wrong end of Main/TorchesAndPitchforks.

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* This all depends on what genre you're writing in. Your vampire may have Main/ImplausibleFencingPowers ImplausibleFencingPowers (complete with Main/SwordSparks) SwordSparks) or you could have the Main/BigBad's BigBad's lair with Main/NoOSHACompliance. NoOSHACompliance. On the other side, your vampire may be facing the wrong end of Main/TorchesAndPitchforks.
TorchesAndPitchforks.



* Only watch ''Film/VanHelsing'' if you want [[Main/SoBadItsGood entertainment]], not a good study in vampire lore.

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* Only watch ''Film/VanHelsing'' if you want [[Main/SoBadItsGood [[SoBadItsGood entertainment]], not a good study in vampire lore.


* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'', Francis Ford Coppola's reinterpretation of the novel, with [[Main/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Gary Oldman]] as Dracula and [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Anthony Hopkins]] as Van Helsing.

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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'', Francis Ford Coppola's reinterpretation of the novel, with [[Main/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead [[Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Gary Oldman]] as Dracula and [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Anthony Hopkins]] as Van Helsing.




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\n* If your protagonist is a vampire then howabout making your vampire character appear vulnerable instead of an invincible death machine by toying around with the idea of vampires no longer being considered the top of the supernatural food chain and explore the idea of a much more dangerous supernatural monster is lurking in the shadows.



* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' novels by AnneRice. The first book was popular enough to get [[InterviewWithTheVampire made into a movie]] and the first few books were even well received by literary critics, but starting with the fourth book, ''The Tale of the Body Thief'', Anne decided to [[ProtectionFromEditors stop using an editor]]. The results were ... less than stellar.

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* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' novels by AnneRice.Creator/AnneRice. The first book was popular enough to get [[InterviewWithTheVampire made into a movie]] and the first few books were even well received by literary critics, but starting with the fourth book, ''The Tale of the Body Thief'', Anne decided to [[ProtectionFromEditors stop using an editor]]. The results were ... less than stellar.


* PlanetofHats: Do NOT make all vampires a cross between a corrupt politician and Caliguala. While it is perfectly fine, even traditional, to have the vampire as a bad guy, a group of vampires who act too much alike tends to be silly. If you insist on making all vampires evil, at least make sure they are evil differently. One of the positive traits of much maligned Twilight is that the vampire characters are teated much the same way as the human characters, with the same array of motivations and character traits. They range from the peaceful, vegetarian Cullen family, to the feral nomads, to the power hungry, sophisticated, amoral Volturi, and everything in between.

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* PlanetofHats: Do NOT make all vampires a cross between a corrupt politician and Caliguala. While it is perfectly fine, even traditional, to have the vampire as a bad guy, a group of vampires who act too much alike tends to be silly. If you insist on making all vampires evil, at least make sure they are evil differently. One of the positive traits of much maligned Twilight ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is that the vampire characters are teated much the same way as the human characters, with the same array of motivations and character traits. They range from the peaceful, vegetarian Cullen family, to the feral nomads, to the power hungry, sophisticated, amoral Volturi, and everything in between.

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