An immortal race of humanoid beings that feed on the blood of humans. Vampires have fangs, pointed ears, and red eyes. Vampires, despite being former humans themselves, look down on humans and consider them nothing but mere livestock.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Some vampires have pretty weird names. Ky Luc takes the cake.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The higher the rank of a vampire is, the stronger he is and the more authority he has. Most of the vampires seem to follow those of higher rank mostly because the latter are stronger, showing that it is rare to find genuine loyalty between them. A good example is when Urd Geales, a Second Progenitor, arrives to Japan and removes Krul Tepes, a Third Progenitor, from the throne of Japan and none of Krul's followers opposed him and simply switched allegiances to the Second Progenitor, despite the fact they served Krul Tepes for years.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Believe humans to be the truly frightening ones, citing that humanity's greed and passion are why humans will ultimately be the ones who destroy the world, whereas all the vampires really care about is being able to eat on a regular basis.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Both inverted and played straight in the cases of some vampires. Once a vampire turns a human into one of them, their relationship becomes that of an adoptive parent and child, and from a few cases we can see either one-sided loathing such as Krul's hatred for the First Progenitor Shikama Doji for stealing her brother away, Saito's intent on killing the aforementioned First Progenitor (who was both their "dad"); or mutual loathing like between Ferid and Saito.
- I Love You, Vampire Son: That said, some vampires have a fine relationship with their "parent". In the case of Krul and Mika, he eventually reaches an amiable point with her and considers her his savior while she similarly refers to him as her son. For Ferid and Crowley, the former turned the latter 800 years ago, not before killing all of his comrades, leaving Crowley with hatred at first, but they slowly got better with time, though they still sometimes threaten to kill the other. For the First Progenitor and Krul's brother Ashera a.k.a Asuramaru, the latter is the only child the former is interested in, while all of his other children are left behind.
- Older Than They Look:
- Some vampires and progenitors, namely Krul Tepes, Lest Karr, Asuramaru and Kiseki-O (who were vampires before becoming demons), despite having lived for thousands of years, look about 13 or 14 years old at best. This is because they were turned at a young age. Ironically enough, these younger-looking vampires are among the strongest in the vampire society.
- Once you are turned into a vampire and drink human blood, your aging stops, which is why most vampires don't look a day above 30 years old.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires in the Seraph of the End series are a rather traditional type.
- Full-blooded vampires have pointy ears, red eyes, and produce no body heat. Oddly, some high-ranked female vampires appear to have horns.
- Humans can be turned by drinking a Progenitor (the highest ranked vampires)'s blood, though this is frowned upon as the vampires don't like increasing their numbers. Until they drink human blood, these vampires will age and retain their normal eye color. Despite the fact that all vampires possess the ability to turn a human into a vampire, only the Progenitors are allowed to do so.
- The transformation of a human into a vampire is an extraordinarily painful process. Once the transformation has happened, the individual would lose a large part of his or her human qualities, as they are being overshadowed by the thirst for blood. They would gradually lose their remaining humanity as time goes by. In fact, most vampires have no interest in anything (whether it's lust for power, wealth, sex, knowledge, etc) except for an overwhelming thirst for blood. Which is why vampires who care for other things (e.g. Ferid, Mika and Urd Geales) are considered strange by their peers. And this is also why almost all vampires have no problem in treating humans as livestock, as they are neither able to place importance on morality nor to feel any meaningful compassion for others.
- As hemovores, they can only ingest blood and nothing else.
- Exposure to UV light will create a toxin in their bodies, and vampires must wear protective gear to neutralize this effect.
- Vampires have impressive healing abilities; they could reattach amputated limb and heal from the wounds that would be fatal to humans in mere seconds, unless if said injuries were inflicted by Cursed Gear. And unusually in a vampire story, they can survive decapitation, though the disembodied head wouldn't be able to control their body.
- In battle, vampires rely on their natural abilities (e.g. super strength, speed, etc) as well as special vampiric weapons. There are two classes of weapons: the second-class weapons and the stronger first-class weapons. First-class weapons are wielded by the Progenitors and stronger vampires and second-class weapons are mostly reserved for common vampires. These weapons are capable of enhancing vampiric natural abilities and projecting long-range attacks in exchange for draining the user's blood.
- They have no sexual desire, though drinking blood, especially straight from a living human, is very pleasurable to them.
- Their sense of pain has been dulled since they transformed into vampires.
- Council of Vampires: There are 20 ranks of Progenitors (First to Twentieth Progenitors) and the highest-ranked members make up the highest ruling body of the vampires - the Progenitor Council. Under normal circumstances, only Progenitors above the sixth rank are allowed to attend the Council meeting.
- Monster Progenitor: The entire vampire race is descended from the Progenitors that are obscenely powerful.
- Pride: If they berate humans for being greedy, then the humans have every right to see them as arrogant. Nearly all vampires are extremely proud, regard humans as mere livestock (despite the fact that all vampires were once humans), typically underestimate their human opponents or may refuse to work together with vampires of rival factions.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Every vampire who has drunk human blood have red eyes. Mika at first averted this due to only drinking Krul's blood and retaining his blue eyes, but then he plays this straight after drinking Yu's blood.
- Selective Obliviousness: Most of them enjoy berating humans for their actions and regard them merely as livestock, though they seem to forget that every vampire was once a human, in other words, all of them were born in the same race they view as lower lifeforms.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: All of the male vampires wear elegant uniformed suits and thigh-highs in the case of some. The female vampires have just as fancy-looking dresses. In fact, the only vampires that don't dress nicely are the ones already captured as test subjects.
- Stages of Monster Grief: If we consider that all vampires went through the same dilemma Mika and Crowley did, then this could be applied. Most vampires have already reached the Betrayal stage where they not only accepted their status but started to see themselves as superior than humans, who to them are mere livestock. Mika went through the Defiance stage right after Krul turned him into a vampire and is currently on the Acceptance stage. It is also implied, if we take Krul's scene with Saito into consideration, that some vampires, while acting they accepted their new status, secretly resent their sires for turning them into vampires.
- Stronger with Age: A vampire's power is dependent upon age and lineage. Vampire nobles are stronger than the common vampires, especially the Progenitors, many of which have lived for hundreds (if not thousands) of years and possess monstrous strength that reflects their age. Even a user of Black Demon Cursed Gear is unable to defeat a lowest-ranking Progenitor in a one-on-one fight; Guren, an experienced Black Demon wielder, needed his squad to support him to kill a Nineteenth Progenitor and even then he was almost killed for 8 times. Moreover, a vampire inherits some of the strength of the Progenitor that turned him/her; accordingly, the progeny of a higher-ranked Progenitor is stronger than that of a lower-ranked Progenitor. The progeny of higher-ranked Progenitors have a chance to become Progenitors themselves, albeit far weaker than their makers. Second and Third Progenitors are explicitly confirmed to be turned by the First Progenitor himself. Seventh and Thirteenth Progenitors are known to be turned by Second and Seventh Progenitors, respectively.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While vampires are all united and work together, they don't really see each other as comrades. Due to them losing most of their humanity and emotions, genuine friendship between vampires is very rare. When Crowley comes to consider the members of Shinoa's squad his friends, he states that he is surprised for having friends for the first time in centuries, which implies that he never considered neither Horn nor Chess his friends despite them spending so much time together and having a amiable relationship with each other. Till now, the only true friendships that have appeared have been between René and Lacus and Krul Tepes and Mika.
- Tragic Monster: All vampires are this. For all their arrogance and mistreatment of humans, it should be reminded that most, if not all, didn't choose to become what they curretly are. They were forced to drink the blood of other vampires, that itself is a very painful process, and struggled with the insatiable thirst to drin human blood until they are forced to do so, an act that not only makes their bodies stop from aging permanently but triggers the slow and inevitable erasure of most of their emotions and humanity to the point of seeing humans, their former brethren as nothing more but livestock. It is implied that many vampires never got over with this and their smug and callous attitude is merely a façade.
- Villain Has a Point: While the vampires are quite arrogant and most regard humans as mere livestock, their opinion about humans being the actual monsters is quite justified. While the vampires are satisfied enough in merely drinking blood, the humans are mostly driven by their greed and desires. For example, Kureto Hiragi has already said that he aims to take assert his dominance over the rest of humanity once the vampire threat is gone. Plus, the huamans are not above performing clear horrific experiments on both vampires and humans (including children), and Mika himself says that the Imperial Demon Army is the worst regarding this matter.
- Was Once a Man: All There in the Manual implies this to be the case for all of them.
- Would Hit a Girl
- Would Hurt a Child
A Second Progenitor in charge of Russia. He is the current leader of the Progenitor Council.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He is a Second Progenitor and leader of the Progenitor Council. Given that the other Second Progenitor is renegade, this makes him the most powerful progenitor in the council.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has darker skin than the other characters.
- Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Has the humans under his rule perform dances and sing for him, unlike most vampires who solely see them as livestock and don't find value in such things.
- Bishōnen: Like most other progenitors, he is very pretty.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: He has brown skin with golden hair.
- Full-Name Basis: He refers to everyone else with their full name to show how strict and emotionless he is.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Implied by Lest Karr's sarcastic comments about how the humans under him are happier than in other territories. He also hears what Krul Tepes has to say and later pardons her.
- The Stoic: Urd rarely shows emotion on his face.
Formerly a Second Progenitor of the vampires, he also served as an assassin in the Brotherhood of a Thousand Nights, later referred to as the Hyakuya Sect.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Like most offspring of Sika Madu, Saito hates the First Progenitor, but he is the only that has been actively trying to kill him for the past centuries.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: He is one of the main villains of the story, alongside Shikama Dōji.
- Chain Pain: His apparent favorite weapon are several chains that come out from his body that apparetnly are not limited in terms of length.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Initially, he was thought to be a member of the Brotherhood of a Thousand Nights, but it was later revealed that he was in league with Mahiru all along, but Mahiru noted that he wouldn't have hesitated in the slightest to dispose her if she outlived her usefulness. Even before that, Saitō had abandoned his position in vampire society several hundred years ago.
- Faux Affably Evil: He speaks in a calm and polite way, but given his manipulative personality, this is most likely just a façade.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: He played a major role in past events, including the Seraph of the End, but for now his motives are unknown.
- Manipulative Bastard: He assisted Mahiru's betrayal against the Hīragi Family and used his connection with the Brotherhood of a Thousand Nights and the vampires to let her pursue the research on Cursed Gear and Seraph of the End, all the while pretending to be a loyal member of the Thousand Nights. Additionally, he attempted to convince Guren to join his and Mahiru's cause for unclear reasons. He supported the the Thousand Nights's attempt to conduct the experimentation on orphans with Seraph gene and has his own agenda about it.
- Odd Name Out: Unlike the other vampires with Western-sounding names, Saito's name is Japanese. Turns out that it's not his real name and also has used lots of aliases - "Kijima Makoto" for instance. However, Urd refers to him as "Rigr Stafford", so it seems to be his real name.
- Off with His Head!: Subverted that decapitating him is not enough because his head is still connected to his body through chains.
- Parental Neglect: He abandoned Ferid after the latter proved not to be as good as he thought.
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
A Third Progenitor among the vampires and the Vampire Queen who controls most of Japan. She is the one who turned Mika into a vampire.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Subverted. By chapter 49 she has been confirmed to have been living for more than a thousand years, while only looking young due to being turned at a young age and a pure-blooded vampire.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: Subverted for similar reasons as the above. She looks younger than her adoptive son Mika, but that's only because he drinks human blood (Yuu's to be exact) at a later age than her, and she is more than a thousand years old while he's only 16.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Her anime version is more prone to lashing out while her manga version opts for the Tranquil Fury way.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Although the "adorable" part is subjective, she's certainly precocious enough for someone who hasn't entered her puberty yet, managing to become the vampire queen of Japan.
- Anti-Climax: As a Third Progenitor, she is naturally considered as one of the strongest vampires in the world. However, her fight and defeat in Ferid's hand is quite anti-climatic, seeing as how he's not only able to catch her completely off guard but also restrain her while drinking her blood. This is even stranger if we look further back in manga Chapter 5 (Episode 4), where she was perfectly able to kick his ass with ease.
- Anti-Villain: Despite being the vampire queen and on the enemies' side, so far, all we've seen of her doings onscreen are good things: she kept the Hyakuya kids alive, saved Mika and kept him as a surrogate son, kicked Ferid's ass and protected Mika when she could.
- Arch-Enemy: Both Lest Karr and Ferid are this to her, and they are the only people whom she treats with clear hostility.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is a Third Progenitor and one of the strongest vampires alive. Because of this, Lest Karr wonders how could Ferid, a Seventh Progenitor, beat her so easily.
- Badass in Distress: In Chapter 41 (episode 24) she was ambushed by Crowley in the back and although she managed to tear his arm off and defeat him in few seconds, she was utterly unprepared for the second ambush from Ferid, who utilized Crowley as a distraction and knocked her out. Chapter 42 confirms she has been dethroned and imprisoned.
- Berserk Button: Ferid threatening her with ratting her keeping the Hyakuya orphans alive out to the higher Progenitors is a huge sore spot for her. The time he leads Mika to the Council meeting with the intention of exposing her to them, she lashes out after the meeting and practically seethes in anger.
- Big Damn Kiss: With Mika. (See here◊) Subverted though, as this kiss is just so she could make him a vampire, and their relationship is clearly not romantic.
- Boobs of Steel: Inverted. Out of the female vampires shown so far, Krul looks the youngest with the smallest chest, but she kicks the most ass and is the only important female vampire plot-wise. This is due to her power lying at her years of experience and being turned by the First Progenitor himself, rather than her breasts.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Chapter 69 starts to explain her past. She and her brother Ashera, a.k.a Asuramaru, were once children of nobles. Then one day, she watched her hometown being burned to the ground and her mother being killed right in front of her by resentful people that hated nobles. She and her brother were beaten up by the mob and later sold as slaves.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Unlike the other white-clad vampires, Krul's outfit is mostly black, setting her as a better-natured vampire who kept the Hyakuya orphans alive rather than kill them like she was ordered to and even raised Mika as her son.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses in a black gothic lolita outfit, and acts very mature and calm despite her childish appearance.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
- She deeply loved her older brother Ashera and was saddened to see him depart. It is possible she wants the Seraph because of him.
- She might call Mika her pet, but she truly cares for him, even providing her blood so that he won't have to feed on humans. When they were attacked by Ferid and Crowley, she told him to leave her and go to safety.
- Famous Ancestor: Based on her surname, she is possibly related to Vlad Tepes who is more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler.
- Familiar: Has a one-eyed bat familiar named Arukanu that rests on her shoulder. It is about the size of her fist and has a large eye in the center of its face. It has a pair of small horns on top of its head and has a thin devil's tail about twice the length of its body. It has small bat wings and minuscule feet.
- Freudian Excuse: She doesn't see humans in a condescendent way simply for having her emotions drained after becoming a vampire. When she was young, an angry mob burned her home to the ground, murdered her mother right in front of her eyes, beat both her and her brother Ashera and then sold them as slaves.
- Girlish Pigtails: They add to her childlike appearance.
- Hair Decorations: Her hair is partially done up in two pigtails by black hairpieces that resemble bat wings.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: She wears detached, loose black sleeves that are puffed up under her shoulders run past her hands, becoming wider toward the end.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Acting upon the order from the Progenitor Council, she was supposed to kill all of the Hyakuya orphans due to them being the test subjects for the forbidden experiment of Seraph of the End. Instead, she not only spared them, but also took them to Sanguinem as livestock. When all but two of the orphans were killed by Ferid, she turn one of them (Mika) to a vampire and continues to keep him by her side, specifically threatening to kill Ferid if he broach this subject again.
- Hidden Depths: During her talk with Saito on Chapter 49, she calls herself and vampires in general as blood-sucking and undying monsters, implying that for all her superficial vampire pride, she deep down resents the First Progenitor for turning her into one.
- I Love You, Vampire Son: Has this relation with Mika, who is in turn pretty civil to her, and she's the only vampire he trusts and relies on.
- I Will Find You: Even after more than 1000 years, she still hasn't given up on finding her brother Ashera, a.k.a Asuramaru. And it seems like she won't have to search anymore, as she has been able to sense him inside Yu.
- Little Miss Badass: Like Shinoa, she's short and petite, but perfectly capable of kicking ass. Further emphasized in her fight with Ferid in episode 4: she easily overpowers him, cuts off his arm and even threatens to decapitate him. And in Episode 15, just a slight grip of her hand is enough to make Mika kneel on his legs in pain.
- Mama Bear: Harm Mika in front of her and heaven help you. In Chapter 41 (Episode 24), she pays no attention to being sucked blood by Ferid, instead only telling Mika to run.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She sometimes hugs Mika and pats his head when he drinks from her directly, although he rarely does so.
- Older Than They Look: She looks about in between twelve and fourteen years old, but is more than a thousand years old - given that she calls Lest Karr, who is two centuries younger than her, a brat - and except for the First and Second Progenitors, all the other vampires are implied to be younger than her.
- Parental Substitute: Thinks of herself as Mika's "mother", as she on one occasion even calls him her son while referring to herself as his "guardian", and he says that she practically raised him. Her allowing him to feed of her blood could be compared to a mother breastfeeding her child.
- Pet the Dog:
- Despite thinking of Mika as her "self-centered brat" and "little pet", she is somewhat fond of him and is actually quite generous in giving him her blood. In Chapter 41 (Episode 24), she actually protected him from Crowley and ordered him to save himself as she is being drained by Ferid.
- To a lesser extent, she's also somewhat alright with Yuu, as in Chapter 41 (Episode 24), she asks Mika not to let the "humans" - Kureto's men - get a hold of Yuu and take him with them.
- Perpetual Frowner: Ever since being captured by Ferid, leading to her being tortured by sunlight and interrogated by Urd, she doesn't smile anymore. She gets better later but she still frowns all the time.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: She is two inches shorter than Shinoa, being (4'9"), but she is capable of kicking Ferid's ass in a straight fight. See also Little Miss Badass above.
- This Means War!: At the end of "Vampire Mikaela", she declares "This is war!" in regard to the Japanese Imperial Demon Army.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches her calves.
- The Rival: She and Lest Karr are in anything but good terms with each other. He seems eager to have her removed from the throne of Japan and place it under his rule.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted. She has pink hair but doesn't have the traits associated with this trope.
- She's Got Legs: She wears a short dress with knee-high boots that highlights her legs. And in her fighting scenes, she tends to kick a lot or use her legs to restrain her opponents.
- The Smurfette Principle: While there are certainly other female vampires aside from Krul, when it comes to actually having character depths and plot significance, she's definitely the only one that matters.
- The Un-Reveal: Her true motive. Whatever it is, it's apparently good and convincing enough to convince Mika to trust her more and Urd to release her from captive, but the audience have yet to get to know what it is. The only thing for certain is that it's definitely related to the Seraph of the End and her brother Ashera.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When she was a young human girl, she was cheerful and upbeat. One thousand years later, she is anything but those two things.
- Vague Age: Her human age at the time she was turned is currently unknown. She looks about almost thirteen at most, because she seemed to haven't even hit puberty at the time she's turned, but whether that's her exact age is unclear.
- Would Hit a Girl: Inverted. Krul hasn't been shown to hit a female onscreen, but she has been hit and chained into a wall by Urd, used as a ragdoll by Saito to distract Urd, and burned by sunlight as punishment for her failures and betrayal.
Voiced by: Yoshiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Lara Woodhull (English)
Another Third Progenitor among the vampires and the vampire who rules over Germany. He is one of the high ranking vampires to be a part of the Progenitor Council.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Although the "adorable" part is subjective, he's certainly precocious enough for someone who hasn't entered his puberty yet, managing to become the vampire king of Germany.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: The vampire ruler of Germany, and he looks as young as Krul (albeit being Really 700 Years Old and he is two centuries younger than her).
- Multicolored Hair: The right half of his hair is a dark, rich shade of violet-red while the left half is white.
- Nice Hat: Wears a top hat.
- Older Than They Look: Like Krul.
- The Rival: He and Krul Tepes are clearly not in good terms. Lest Karr has shown a desire to remove Krul from the throne of ruler of Japan and put it under his rule and he brags that he is stronger than her, despite being 200 years younger than her.
Another Third Progenitor among the vampires. He is a member of the Progenitor Council.
A Fifth Progenitor among the vampires. He is one of the high ranking vampires to be a part of the Progenitor Council.
He comes to Japan from Europe as part of Urd Geales and Lest Karr's army. He is one of the high-ranking progenitors to be sired by the First Progenitor.
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
A Seventh Progenitor among the vampires. He is the one who killed Yūichirō's family, thus sparking his desire for revenge against all vampires. He enjoys toying with Mika.
- 0% Approval Rating: No one, literally no one, likes Ferid as an individual. The other vampires only tolerate him because he is a high-ranking noble; the only two reasons that prevents Krul from killing him are because it would draw suspicion, plus he knows parts of her hidden agenda; Mika and Yu have every reason to hate him as he lured them into a trap which led to the deaths of the other orphans and Mika being forced to turn into a vampire. Even his own father abandoned him and no longer cares for him.
- Ambiguously Bi: Claims to feel love for Krul but she knows he only loves her for her power. For that matter, Ferid seems to have distinctly rapey overtones whenever he is talking to/about Mika or when he is close to him. And it is arguable whether vampires can still retain their sexuality after their transformation.
- Agent Peacock: He's an effeminate and eccentric lunatic but also a ruthless fighter with few equals.
- Bishōnen: He's easily one of the prettiest guys in the series. It's a pity that he's such a terrible guy.
- Combat Sadomasochist: He waxes poetically about how beautiful Krul is and how much he loves her even after she cuts his arm off and verbally expresses her contempt for him. He also takes great enjoyment over crushing people's spirits, drinking them to the point of death, and observing their distraught emotions when he torments them.
- Cool Sword: He wields a first-class vampire backsword.
- Cheshire Cat Grin
- Depraved Bisexual: Ferid claims to be in love with Krul even after she cuts his arm off and has a self-professed love for both young girls and boys, like Mika in particular.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: The posturing doesn't help.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In Chapter 61, after being released from exposure torture, being in the sun for such an extended period of time singed off most of his hair and is now in a much shorter cut, as seen here. It has mostly grown back by Chapter 64, however.
- For the Evulz: In Chapter 38 (Episode 23) he admits to Crowley he set up the Moon Demon Company assassination to amuse himself and show Crowley some fun entertainment.
- Famous Ancestor: Based on his surname, he is possibly related to the serial killer Elizabeth Bathory.
- Faux Affably Evil: He comes across as polite and friendly but it's an act to cover up his general sadist tendencies.
- Freudian Excuse: Implied. His father, Second Progenitor Saito abandoned him ages ago when he proved not to be what he expected.
- Hate Sink: Probably the single most loathsome character in the series. His databook profile even says he gets off to being despised, and even some of his fellow vampires such as both Krul and Crowley all show disdain towards him.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a ribbon to tie his long hair in a ponytail.
- It Amused Me: Seems to be the reason why he let Mika steal from him and try to escape.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Ferid is an effeminate looking vampire who keeps his long silver hair in a ponytail.
- Mad Love/Yandere: For Krul. However, he loves her power and position rather than the actual individual.
- Meaningful Name: It is revealed in the Vampire Mikaela light novels that he, along with Crowley, was once a "Mikaela/Michaela". Apparently, it's a cursed name that has something to do with the origin of vampires.
- The Mole: He's been aiding Mahiru when she possesses Guren.
- Mole in Charge: After he takes over it takes a matter of months before the Japanese vampires are all but wiped out and the JIDA overruns the vampire capital of Sanguinem. He cheerfully dumps all the blame on Krul to the Progenitor Council before legging it.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Just watch him toss Guren like a rag doll.
- Playing Both Sides: He doesn't care about the war between Vampires and Humans and will aid both as a means to entertain himself.
- Sissy Villain: He is a dangerous Depraved Bisexual vampire who is quite pretty with long hair in a ponytail and postures a lot.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Just look at his speech to the Hyakuya orphans before he kill them off.Ferid: It seems like you still have the will to resist. Then allow me to give you another hope. Actually, that map is a genuine article. If you follow this path and run straight ahead, you'll able to return to the outside world. Once you're out, it won't be easy for me to pursue all of you... As you are caught between hope and despair, I wonder how you'll cry.
- The Starscream: Implied to be plotting against Krul, and it's implied that killing the children form Mika and Yu's orphanage was a part of this. He pulls this off in Chapter 41 (Episode 24), possibly killing Krul or just taking over while she is up in captivity.
- Stepford Smiler: The most recent chapters, most notably Chapters 49 and 50, imply that Ferid, while always smiling, is sour inside as seen as he, for a couple of seconds, is solemn after his 'father' rejected him again right before becoming cheerful again.
- Sugary Malice: Even though he appears to always talk to Mika softly and kindly, his words are full of mockery.
- Terms of Endangerment: He refers to Yu and Mika with -chan attached to their names. Given his character, it comes across as disturbing. He also attaches "lovely" or "precious" to their names in Chapter 43 (depending on the translation). He also calls Guren "my lion" when he beats him up during the battle in Shinjuku.
- The Trickster
- Wicked Cultured: He is graceful and refined; he wants to be a painter; his swordplay style is that of royalty (to quote the Vampire Michaela novel: It was a style that Crowley had never seen before. The movements were extremely refined. Like some sort of ceremonial fencing taught to royalty.); He also likes to wear his long hair in ribbons and enjoys drinking blood in a wine glass in his mansion.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He is the one who killed all the children from the Hyakuya orphanage.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: He admits that living as long as he has can get pretty boring, though recently things have been picking up.
- Would Hurt a Child: He's responsible for killing Yu's foster siblings, and would have done the same to Mika.
- The Worf Effect: Ferid and Crowley were feared by the Demon Army for being so strong, even being called 'monsters'. Shikama delivers them such a Curb-Stomp Battle that Ferid tells his allies to run for their lives.
A Tenth Progenitor among the vampires and a member of Seventh Progenitor Ferid Bathory's faction. He resided in the latter's fifth mansion in Osaka.
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)
A Thirteenth Progenitor among vampires and a member of Seventh Progenitor Ferid Bathory's faction.
- Affably Evil: He shares the vampire philosophy of treating humans as livestock, but he does it with a smile. Later, he joins Yu's group and acts friendly towards them.
- Almighty Janitor: While he is considered a Thirteenth Progenitor, he is actually a Seventh Progenitor, being just slightly weaker than Ferid, making him the third strongest vampire in Japan.
- Badass Boast: Gives one to Yu in his Super Mode as he parries the latter's attacks using one hand only, with slight difficulty.Crowley: Well then... I just might have to use both hands.
- The Big Guy: He is tall and muscular with broad shoulders.
- Bishōnen: Seemingly a trait with most of the named male vampires.
- Calling Parents by Their Name: A weird variation. Due to being turned by Ferid, in a sense, Ferid is his "father". However, it seems that neither of them actually see the other in a parental relationship.
- Cool Sword: He wields a large first-class vampire sword that could pierce his palm to drink his blood to enhance his vampiric natural abilities and project long-range attack upon command.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Capable of destroying a car that was supposed to run him over with his bare hands? Check. Throwing around a Colonel Badass and a Four-Star Badass like ragdolls? Check.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Guren and his squad never stood a chance. The favor is quickly returned when Yu goes through a Traumatic Superpower Awakening moment after he witnesses Crowley biting and feeding on Shinoa. Even Crowley himself barely manages to dodge Yu's attacks.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The Vampire Michaela light novel series reveals that he was once a member of Knights Templar who fought in the 13th century Crusades, but the gruesome wars that were hypocritically waged in the name of God and his eventual transformation into a vampire destroyed any faith he had in God.
- The Dragon: To Ferid, primarily due to a shared interest in avoiding boredom.
- The Dreaded: Humans who encountered him and witnessed his abilities quickly note his name for being a monster.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Or at least doesn't really care.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He tells Yu that after becoming a vampire he hasn't practically killed any human, or at least compared to when he was a human fighting in the Crusades.
- Evil Stole My Faith: His experiences during the Crusades in the 13th century destroyed his once fervent faith in God. Apparently, massacring each other in the name God, seeing the senseless deaths in the battlefield and feeling that God did not extend His help when needed are too much for him to keep his faith.
- Flash Step: Extremely fast to the point that he almost killed Shinoa were it not for Yu's fast reflexes and casually appear behind the squad from a long distance.
- Freudian Trio: Among his team, with Horn Skuld and Chess Belle, he is the Ego. He tends to act according to logic, but it is not unusual for him to play with his foes.
- Hunk: His muscular build along with being a Bishōnen cements it.
- Icy Blue Eyes: He used to have deep ocean blue eyes before becoming a vampire.
- Lightning Bruiser: He is insanely fast for someone who hits like a tank.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Crowley is an effeminate looking vampire who keeps his long brown hair in a braid.
- Meaningful Name: It is revealed in the Vampire Mikaela light novel that he, along with Ferid, was once a "Mikaela/Michaela". Apparently, it's a cursed name that has something to do with the origin of vampires.
- Multicolored Hair: Dark red bangs, and the rest is dark brown.
- No-Sell: In all of his fights, he effortlessly blocks all of their attacks with a seemingly bored expression.
- The Reason You Suck: In response to Yu's rhetorical question about why he is not strong enough to defeat him, Crowley gives one to him.Crowley: That's easy. 'Cause you're just livestock. You humans eat cows and pigs. Do you live in fear of them revolting someday? No. In the end... No matter what you do, we will never fear you.
- Spirited Competitor: Enjoys fighting any opponent.
- Villain Has a Point: While the Shinoa Squad feasts on meat, he tells Mika how ironic is it that while humans delight in devouring meat, they abhor vampires for drinking humans' blood.
- Willfully Weak: For the supposed progeny of a Seventh Progenitor (Ferid), Crowley's unusually strong, managing to defeat an older Eleventh Progenitor while he's still a newborn vampire himself. He remarks in the novel how hard it is to hold himself back from killing the aforementioned Eleventh Progenitor instantly. In the 2nd volume of Vampire Mikaela light novel, it was revealed that he is turned into a vampire using Saitō's blood, a Second Progenitor (instead of Ferid's) and that his age is no less than 800 years old, which explains how he is so powerful, being slightly weaker than Ferid due to his comparatively younger age.
- The Worf Effect: Ferid and Crowley were feared by the Demon Army for being so strong, even being called 'monsters'. Shikama delivers them such a Curb-Stomp Battle that Ferid tells his allies to run for their lives.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)
A Fifteenth Progenitor of the vampires and a member of Third Progenitor Lest Karr's faction.
- Bad Boss: The moment he realized he was being sniped, he used his servant Esther's body to block the hits.
- Berserk Button: Gets pissed off when Kimizuki toyed around with his amputated arm.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: He kills himself before the wounds inflicted by the humans could kill him.
- Cool Sword: He wields a first-class vampire sword that could pierce his palm to drink his blood to enhance his vampiric natural abilities and project long-range attack upon command.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Despite putting a decent fight against four Black Demon users (albeit not fighting them all at once), he is eventually lured into trap due to his hotheadedness and bisected by Yu.
- Nice Hat: Wears a top hat.
- This Cannot Be!: Said this after he was bisected and was about to be finished off.
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Mikaela Krantz (English)
A Seventeenth Progenitor who serves Thirteenth Progenitor Crowley Eusford.
- Beauty Is Bad: Like her partner Chess, she is a beautiful and good-looking woman. Nonetheless, she is a vampire that feeds on humans' blood and see them as livestock.
- Blondes Are Evil: She is blonde.
- Bodyguard Babes: With Chess.
- Boobs of Steel: Played with. Horn is incredibly stacked and is indeed strong, but is absolutely nothing compared to the Third Progenitor Krul, who is very petite.
- Cleavage Window: Her bodice is low cut and reveals her cleavage.
- Even Evil Has Standards: While Horn seems to regard humans as mere livestock, she apparently is against killing them without need. A good example is that she doesn't like to see her partner Chess killing human hostages while drinking their blood and constantly tells her to stop before she kills the 'poor things'.
- Foil: She is more serious and mature than her partner Chess, who is playful and immature.
- Freudian Trio: She tends to act as the Superego as she is the most levelheaded and analytical of the trio.
- Hero-Worshipper: Much like Chess, she holds Crowley in high regard.
- Jousting Lance: Her weapon in the manga is a knight's lance.
- Ojou Ringlets
- Pragmatic Villainy: She berates Chess for killing hostages while drinking their blood, since said hostages are necessary for their plans.
- Proper Lady: She likes to chastise Chess for her unladylike behavior, insisting that as a noble, she should have a better self-control during blood drinking.
- She's Got Legs: Her skirt reveals her legs nearly up to her thighs and she also tends to stay in a stance that shows off her right leg.
- Those Two Girls: She and Chess Belle are always seen together.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Chess. They usually bicker on free time, but they are always seen together and work very well as a team.
- Whip It Good: She uses a whip in the anime.
- Woman in White: She wears a white dress.
Voiced by: Nozomi Furuki (Japanese), Lauren Allison (English)
Another Seventeenth Progenitor who serves Thirteenth Progenitor Crowley Eusford.
- Badass Adorable: She is not only cute but acts like a cheerful child, but she is still a Vampire Noble.
- Beauty Is Bad: Like her partner Horn, she is a beautiful and good-looking woman. Nonetheless, she is a vampire that feeds on humans' blood and see them as livestock.
- Bodyguard Babes: With Horn.
- Boobs of Steel: Played with. Chess is stacked, though slightly less than her partner Horn, and is indeed strong, but is absolutely nothing compared to the Third Progenitor Krul, who is very petite.
- Cleavage Window: Like Horn, her bodice is low cut and reveals her cleavage.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed. She and Horn seem quite fond of drinking Crowley's blood and seem to not mind sharing it, but Chess tends to act a little jealous when he offers Horn his blood.
- Cute and Psycho: She could be seen as quite cute, even if not for being a vampire that has the habit of killing the humans she drinks from.
- Foil: She is immature, playful and careless unlike her partner Horn.
- Freudian Trio: She is the Id in her group. Unlike Crowley and Horn, she is far more reckless and careless.
- Hero-Worshipper: Much like Horn, she seems to hold Crowley in high regard and adores him, but Chess is more vocal about it.
- Horror Hunger: She has difficulty controlling her desire for blood, so she tends to kill the humans she drinks from.
- Lesbian Vampire: She is a voluptuous female vampire who goes after Mitsuba during the battle in Shinjuku, draping herself over her body when sucking her blood.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She is only 155 cm or 4'11½ tall, which makes her only slightly taller than Shinoa. And she is considerably stronger than any human.
- She's Got Legs: Her outfirt doesn't show her legs as much as Krul's or Horn's, but it is enough to show how long and elegant they are.
- Those Two Girls: She and Horn Skuld are always seen together.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Horn. They usually bicker on free time, but they are always seen together and work very well as a team.
- Weak-Willed: When the Moon Demon Company conjures an illusion of lava to slow down Crowley, Horn and Chess, Horn has to keep reminding Chess that it is only an illusion. Chess, even when being fully aware of this, states that she still can feel the heat and pain, which makes Horn groan in frustration.
- Whip It Good: She uses a whip as a weapon. Though in anime, she uses a sword like most vampires.
- Womanchild: Her overall behavior on free time is basically this, which annoys her partner Horn.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.
Voiced by: Cris George (English)
A Nineteenth Progenitor among the vampires.
Voiced by: Reika Uyama (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
A vampire used as a test subject in the human world.
- Barefoot Captive: Given that she was test subject, she was barefoot.
- Institutional Apparel: In the anime, she wore a white straitjacket like outfit that reached down to her waist, which is the case with most vampire test subjects.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Though small in stature, she possessed the typical greater strength and agility vampires possessed.
- Rapunzel Hair: She had long powder-pink hair that reached down to her feet.
Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka(Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)
A vampire who often works with Mikaela Hyakuya and René Simm as a city guard. City guards are elite common vampires who directly serve the Progenitors and defend the vampire capitol and possess power as great as low-ranking vampire nobles.
- Affably Evil: Is a bad guy but he's quite cheerful, constantly grins, loves socialising and cracks jokes. He also attempts to reach out to the cold, aloof Mika despite him shooting down any attempts of friendship.
- Best Friend: And first, to René.
- Beauty Is Bad: Look at him. It's a shame he's a bad guy.
- Bishounen: Like a lot of male vampires.
- Cheshire Cat Grin
- Cool Sword: Though he had a halberd in the manga.
- Cute and Psycho: He's adorable but violent at the same time.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: His hair does it.
- To Ferid: Both are Long-Haired Pretty Boy vampires who also have Hair Decorations, are Combat Sadomasochist s, have Cheshire Cat Grin s, are Perpetual Smiler s and are generally fun and carefree. However Ferid is more sadistic and has no true friends while Lacus has friends who genuinely like him like René.
- To René: Both are city guards but Lacus is more playful.
- Freudian Trio: The Id to René and Mika.
- Hair Decorations: He has two clips to pull back his hair.
- Horror Hunger: He has difficulty restraining his thirst and tends to drink so much blood that the human dies. This is how he killed Tomoe Saotome.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: And eyelashes to boot.
- Opposites Attract: Lacus is loud, social, cheerful and loves socialising. His best friend René is stoic, cold, aloof and doesn't talk to anyone beside him.
- Perpetual Smiler: He often smiles
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to René's blue.
- The Pollyanna: Villainous variant.
- Those Two Guys: With René.
- Totally Radical: A variant. Most of the vampires have a formal, uptight way of speaking but he for some reason speaks like a 21st century teenager.
- Villainous Glutton: At Tomoe's expense.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple in his case.
Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara (Japanese), Alex Organ (English)
A vampire who often works with Mikaela Hyakuya and Lacus Welt as a city guard. City guards are elite common vampires who directly serve the Progenitors and defend the vampire capitol and possess power as low-ranking vampire nobles.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)
A vampire who serves under Fifteenth Progenitor Lucal Wesker.
Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji
A vampire that appears in the Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign OVA, Vampire Shahal.
- Big Brother Instinct: In a weird sort of way towards Riko since he thought she was his sister. He was protective of Riko and was willing to kill vampires and humans so she would not be taken from him.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He had noticeably tanned skin and long, blonde hair that he kept tied.
- Delirious Misidentification: He thought Riko was his dead sister Lana.
- FaceMonster Turn: He was turned into a vampire by Ferid without his consent.
- Go Out with a Smile: He smiled happily at Riko as he died.
- Horror Hunger: When he was first turned, he became so hungry afterwards that he killed and drained Lana.
- Mercy Kill: He asked Yu to kill him so that he could be with his sister.
- Repressed Memories: After accidentally killing his sister, he repressed the memory of the incident.