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** After Krolock was scared off in "Einladung zum Ball", Sarah remains in the tub, her head lolling from side to side. She doesn't react to the Professor storming in until he physically touches her neck, at which she screams.
** Alfred's eyes track Krolock's hand movement pretty thoroughly in "Vor dem Schloss". At least one Russian Alfred actually sways bodily along with it, and when Krolock makes a rough gesture Alfred snaps out of it with a pretty exaggerated movement, like a puppet with cut strings. He also smiles briefly and distractedly as Krolock sings, "Search with me for the black grail/I'll teach you how to love,".

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** After Krolock was scared off in "Einladung zum Ball", Sarah (Diana Schnierer) remains in the tub, her head lolling from side to side. She doesn't react to the Professor storming in until he physically touches her neck, at which she screams.
** Alfred's eyes track Krolock's hand movement pretty thoroughly in "Vor dem Schloss". At least one Russian Alfred (Alexander Kazmin) actually sways bodily along with it, and when Krolock makes a rough gesture Alfred snaps out of it with a pretty exaggerated movement, like a puppet with cut strings. He also smiles briefly and distractedly as Krolock sings, "Search with me for the black grail/I'll teach you how to love,".


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] Compared to the original film's relentless, almost Satanic antagonist, Graf von Krolock in the musical is a noble, sad AntiHero who's compelled to destroy what he loves and longs for in spite of his own guilt over it. Sarah was TheIngenue in the film, but in TheMusical, she's an ambitious free spirit longing to be corrupted into something dark and powerful. Alfred's denseness is largely ignored here, replaced purely by timidness and extreme awkwardness. Magda in the film was silly, not particularly confident and she didn't turn into a vampire halfway through the story, while here she's sharp, cynical, and we can also see her vampire form. Finally, while Herbert is purely a threatening, unsettling SissyVillain in the film, here many actors have grown fond of portraying him being in giddy, infatuated ''love'' with Alfred rather than looking only to bang him.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] Compared to the original film's relentless, almost Satanic antagonist, Graf von Krolock in the musical is a noble, sad AntiHero who's compelled to destroy what he loves and longs for in spite of his own guilt over it. Sarah was TheIngenue in the film, film (being played by Creator/SharonTate probably helped), but in TheMusical, she's an ambitious free spirit longing to be corrupted into something dark and powerful. Alfred's denseness is largely ignored here, replaced purely by timidness and extreme awkwardness. Magda in the film was silly, not particularly confident and she didn't turn into a vampire halfway through the story, while here she's sharp, cynical, and we can also see her vampire form. Finally, while Herbert is purely a threatening, unsettling SissyVillain in the film, here many actors have grown fond of portraying him being in giddy, infatuated ''love'' with Alfred rather than looking only to bang him.


* AltumVidetur: The Latin chant in "Carpe Noctem" ("Seize The Night"), mixed with Greek, translates as follows:
-->''Day of anger, master / Free me, lord.''
-->''Day of anger, master / Grant me rest, lord.''
-->''All rejoice, master / The sacrificial lamb, lord.''
-->''Day of anger, master / Holy! Holy! Rejoice!''


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* GratuitousLatin: The Latin chant in "Carpe Noctem" ("Seize The Night"), mixed with Greek, translates as follows:
-->''Day of anger, master / Free me, lord.''
-->''Day of anger, master / Grant me rest, lord.''
-->''All rejoice, master / The sacrificial lamb, lord.''
-->''Day of anger, master / Holy! Holy! Rejoice!''


** Alfred and Sarah go from [[{{Adorkable}} innocent]][[TheIngenue -looking]] to ''[[EvilIsSexy gorgeous]]'' in [[HellBentForLeather tight-fitting leather clothing]] for the finale.

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** Alfred and Sarah go from [[{{Adorkable}} innocent]][[TheIngenue -looking]] to ''[[EvilIsSexy gorgeous]]'' in [[HellBentForLeather tight-fitting leather clothing]] for the finale. Sarah gets a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} earlier that she's no innocent maiden - the way she sensually wiggled into the tub can cause heartrates to spike.


* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Depending on the actor. In some performances, this is what would have happened to Alfred if the professor hadn't shown up to scare Herbert off. Yet, it's still one of the funniest moments in the show.

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* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Depending on the actor. In some performances, this is what would have happened to Alfred if the professor hadn't shown up to scare Herbert off. Yet, it's still one of the funniest moments in the show.show (the FridgeHorror being alleviated by Abronsius whacking Herbert on the butt with his ParasolOfPain and Herbert's comical reaction).


** Alfred, maybe. Krolock's lines about him not truly knowing what he actually wants in "Vor dem Schloss" might be implying that he's either actively repressing or at least ignoring an attraction to men. Note that Krolock sings that after Herbert has appeared onstage. And while Herbert attacking him veers wildly between DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale and AndCallHimGeorge, Alfred's panicked reaction after Abronsius breaks out the microscope might imply that he was turned on. Not to mention some actors making his screaming while trying to fend Herbert off [[spoiler: and his screaming while being bitten by Sarah]] sound ''sexual''.

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** Alfred, maybe. Krolock's lines about him not truly knowing what he actually wants in "Vor dem Schloss" might be implying that he's either actively repressing or at least ignoring an attraction to men. Note that Krolock sings that after Herbert has appeared onstage. And while Herbert attacking him veers wildly between DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale and AndCallHimGeorge, Alfred's panicked reaction after Abronsius breaks out the microscope might imply that he was turned on. [[note]]This only serves to confirm that, biologically, Alfred might be capable of sexual attraction towards men in general, not that he was attracted to Herbert ''or'' the way the vampire was coming onto him. Unfortunately, victims of sexual assault have reported about bodily reactions they cannot control during their assault.[[/note]] Not to mention some actors making his screaming while trying to fend Herbert off [[spoiler: and his screaming while being bitten by Sarah]] sound ''sexual''.


%% Difficult case - this may be an East Asian trope, but the depiction of the character usually goes beyond the western equivalent.


* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations
%% The alternative character interpretation was clearly invoked by the authors, as described.

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations
%% The alternative character interpretation was clearly invoked by the authors, as described.
AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: This is Film/TheFearlessVampireKillers: TheMusical.

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* TemptingFate: On the battlements of the castle:
-->'''Alfred''': Are we safe here, Professor?
-->'''Abronsius''': Dead safe.
-->'''Krolock''': [[LampshadeHanging Hey, ho, hey, how apt, Professor!]] One bite and it'll all be over!

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* DreamWeaver: Krolock says he is this in "Vor dem Schloss". Herbert might be this as well, as "Carpe Noctem" seems to be his doing.

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* MindManipulation: Krolock, besides being a DreamWeaver as he professed in "Vor dem Schloss", seems to be able to entrance victims.
** After Krolock was scared off in "Einladung zum Ball", Sarah remains in the tub, her head lolling from side to side. She doesn't react to the Professor storming in until he physically touches her neck, at which she screams.
** Alfred's eyes track Krolock's hand movement pretty thoroughly in "Vor dem Schloss". At least one Russian Alfred actually sways bodily along with it, and when Krolock makes a rough gesture Alfred snaps out of it with a pretty exaggerated movement, like a puppet with cut strings. He also smiles briefly and distractedly as Krolock sings, "Search with me for the black grail/I'll teach you how to love,".
** Sarah going limp and closing her eyes in Krolock's arms after he goes in for an attempted bite in "Totale Finsternis" resembles someone "dropping" in hypnosis. Some, like Amélie Dobler, choose to have their eyes flicker and roll into the back of their head in a flavor of MindControlEyes.


* BondageIsBad: Herbert announces his intention to spend his night with Alfred with "handcuffs, and wine, and candlelight...". [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny?]] [[FetishFuel Sexy?]] You decide.

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* BondageIsBad: Herbert announces his intention to spend his night with Alfred with "handcuffs, and wine, and candlelight...". [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny?]] [[FetishFuel Sexy?]] Sexy? You decide.


The basic plot features HunterOfMonsters Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of Film/HammerHorror. Alfred faalls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his CampGay son Herbert (who has his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.

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The basic plot features HunterOfMonsters Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of Film/HammerHorror. Alfred faalls falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his CampGay son Herbert (who has his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.


The basic plot features HunterOfMonsters Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of Film/HammerHorror. Alfred faalls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his CampGay son Herbert (who has hais own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.

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The basic plot features HunterOfMonsters Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of Film/HammerHorror. Alfred faalls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his CampGay son Herbert (who has hais his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.


* EvilEyebrows: Especially in the German productions, all the vampires' makeup includes an exaggerated version of these [[spoiler:but strangely Sarah and Alfred are the only ones who don't get them after being turned]].

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* EvilEyebrows: Especially in the German productions, all the vampires' makeup includes an exaggerated version of these [[spoiler:but strangely Sarah [[spoiler:Sarah and Alfred are the only ones who don't get them after being turned]].turned, because the actors only have enough time for a quick change between "Draußen ist Freiheit (Reprise) and "Der Tanz der Vampire"]].

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