JohnnyElRed on Dec 6th 2017 at 8:18:08 AM
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JohnnyElRed on Dec 8th 2017 at 4:38:37 AM
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Most modern vampires are handsome and fashionable (re: Vampire Sex God). Many use their looks to lure their preys, others take care of their appearance for simple vanity, and others simply are supernaturally handsome, and make nothing of it.
There is also the other kind. Those that don't have the gift of good looks, and take a more monstruos appeareance, in tone with the old medieval legends about them.
But for some reason, all of them have a thing in common. They like to let their hair grow long and smooth.
This actually serves the purpose of reinforcing their aristocratic demeanor, for those invested in their appearances. If it goes accompanied by a goatee, makes an evil vampire look more evil. It also works to give the handsome variety a certain kind of feminine beauty that steals the heart of women, but it's most of the time just accidental. Lastly, those who are in the other side of the spectrum, and actualy look like the disfigured undead creatures that are supossed to be, usually let their pale like snow hair grow wild, and give them a more terrifying and spectral appeareance.
And whether they take proper care of their mane or not, and whether it is dark as the night or pale as the moon, some kind of vampire magic keeps it always clean, smooth, and even in a imperturbable ponytail.
This specific goth/Victorian/insert-third-adjective cut has become synonymous with vampires. Capes and even overt fangs are perhaps less mandatory than this specific genre of hairstyle.
- In 2011, the Dracula from Marvel Comics dropped his classic Bela Lugosi appereance. Now, he looks more like a medieval undead knight. Ivony skin included, and with a mane wrapped in a ponytail, whose hair is as pale as his skin.
- At least in the film of Interview with the Vampire, all through his vampiric life Louis kept a well cared-for mane.
- As good representatives of the vampire government, most of the Volturi in Literature/Twilight take proper care of their manes, as good aristocrats they are.
- Vlad von Carnstein, from the Tabletop Game/Warhammer Fantasy series. While being a disfigured undead abomination that drinks the blood of those he slains in battle at the command of his undead armies, where long hair becomes a clear disadvantage in close combat, he still let's loose his unnatural white mane.
- Alucard, from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night doesn't seem particularly vain, but still has a beautiful mane.
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