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    The Vampair 
The protagonists of the series, a pair of vampires that hate and want to destroy each other.

  • Color Motif:
    • Duke's lines are primarily red, as is his outfit while in the Underworld. His outfit in "The Showdown" also sports red as the primary colour. This fits his Fatal Flaws of Lust and Pride, and his status as an evil vampire, in conjunction with black.
    • Even before her magical makeover, Missi's lines are purple. After it, she gains a purple dress and hair. This is both to allude at her supernatural and powerful status, but also her Sanity Slippage and resulting manic tendencies.
  • Combat Stilettos: Both of them wear high heels during their confrontation in "The Showdown", and keep them when things go sideways.
  • Evil Is Angular: Both of them are drawn with sharp angles. This is very noticeable in the case of Missi, who barely had any angles in her design before being turned into a vampire.
  • Evil Wears Black: Black is a prominent part of their outfits.
  • Foil: Since they're Arch Enemies, this is a given.
    • Missi is a small teenager whose predominant colour is purple, a cool colour, and the Duke is a tall old vampire whose colour motif is red, a warm colour.
    • Missi is a recently turned vampire who needs the cane to stay transformed and have her powers, with her evilness being a side effect of the possession of the cane. Meanwhile, the Duke shows himself to keep his personality and vampire nature without the cane, and seems to be a much older, complete vampire.
    • The Duke is almost always confident and polite when in a position of power, and is the more vile of the two. He never wavers in his behaviour, no matter the circumstances. Missi, in contrast, is a huge Mood-Swinger whose internal conflict between her human side and her vampiric side tears her apart in "The Silent". She's also never been seen doing anything evil except her revenges on the Duke. This symbolised by their songs: All of Duke's song are sung by [[Music/Voltaire]], and are usually classic Villain Songs, or at least more light-hearted, while Missi changes to other artists at every new episode, and has focus songs much darker and angrier in tone.
  • Evil vs. Evil: They're both evil vampires, and the main focus of the series is their conflict.
  • Informed Attribute: Word of God claims that they are both bisexual but we have yet to see any evidence of this. This is justified due to the Minimalist Cast of the series. Missi has never been shown interacting with another woman yet, and the same goes for Duke, as the only potential male characters he's met were all monsters.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Despite the fact that Duke behaves and lives by the same rules as a classic vampire, Missi isn't an undead, won't die in the sunlight, doesn't have to sleep in a coffin, and can turn back into a human if she's separated from the staff. It's implied it's because they have been turned into vampires under different conditions.
  • Pointy Ears: They've got elf-like ears as vampires.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: They have red eyes and they're both villains in their own rights. Their eyes have been shown glowing when they're particularly pissed off, or notice something unusual.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: Both of them are pretty attractive.
  • Villain Protagonist: They share the title of protagonist of the series, and both of them are evil.
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    The Duke of Vaults 
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Voiced by: Aurelio Voltaire

  • Affably Evil: He acts charmingly and politely, mostly toying with people as they come like he did with Missi in "The Night", but he is still a vampire who's very casual with the murders of innocent people and general violence.
  • All Men Are Perverts: But mostly him.
  • An Axe to Grind: During the climax of "The Showdown," he yanks a battleaxe off the wall after a scuffle breaks out over his carefully-prepared platter being kicked out of his hand by Missi.
  • Anything That Moves: Contrary to popular belief, he did not intend to rape Missi when she broke into his house, just terrify her. When she made an attempt to seduce him, however, he thought she was genuinely interested and decided to go along with it. He's also shown in a jacuzzi with two gorgons during his time in the underworld and “The Fifth One” gives us an example of just how non-existent his standards are.
  • Attention Whore: He loves to show off.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He sports a well-made red and black suit to his dance-off with Missi, and shows himself to be quite strong when push comes to shove later on.
  • Bad Boss: He makes his zombie skeletons carry him across a river of lava and serve as a staircase, and they don't seem very happy about it, in contrast with the other servants of the Duke, who look content doing their job.
  • The Casanova: Even homeless and without his magic cane, he still manages to get himself covered in ladies.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Word of Gay claims that the Duke is attracted to both sexes, but in different ways.
    Daria: Women are for fucking, men are for sucking.
  • Ephebophile: If Missi's missing poster is any indication, she's only 17, which technically makes the Duke this. It's unclear as to where the story takes place, however. In some American states, the legal age of consent is eighteen whereas in Britain, it's sixteen. It's also not clear whether or not the Duke was aware of her age.
  • Evil All Along: While the end of the first video implies that he was similarly corrupted by the cane, later chapters are quick to stress that it had nothing to do with him being an irrepressibly evil vampire.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride and Lust. So far his main problem is that he consistently underestimates Missi.
  • Flash Step: The first time Missi makes a run for it you can see Duke blurring past her before he reappears in front of her.
  • Fingore: At the end of the Showdown, Missi cuts off the Duke's right thumb with an axe.
  • Forgets to Eat: Turns out the reason he’s so skinny is that he spends too much time having fun and not enough time hunting. His picky eating habits probably don’t help.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: The Duke has given numerous Aside Glances throughout the videos, as well as addressing the audience directly in Land of the Dead, along with some of the animation tests Daria has done.
  • He's Back: Rare villainous example, but after a Humiliation Conga, he comes back at full power, as charmingly evil as ever, in "The Showdown".
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Duke's appearance was based on Voltaire in his early appearance on the album Almost Human, hence the uncanny resemblance.
  • It's All About Me: Despite terrifying and terrorizing Missi for an entire night, possibly with the intention of ultimately draining her blood or eating her and with her seemingly afraid that he intended to rape her (though he didn't), he feels that he's the injured party when she kills him and brings him back from the dead. To be fair, Missi only brought him back from the dead to fuck with him which wasn't really necessary.
  • Kick the Dog: Seduces and almost murders one of Missi's friends who was searching for her in the fifth chapter, and only backs off when his new zombie constitution causes the tip of his penis to get ripped off as they had sex.
  • Lack of Empathy: Shown when he unconcernedly used the heads of some of his skeleton butlers as a staircase.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Daria has talked about the difference between Voltaire and Duke, explaining that they aren't supposed to be the same person and while Voltaire is a pretty nice guy, "Duke is evil". Daria and her friend Mina have also talked about how they like to imagine that The Vampair Series is a TV show and the actor playing Duke is really sweet behind the scenes while Missi's actress is a total diva.
  • Never My Fault: He spends Episode 3.5 whining how he can't forgive Missi for hurting him. He seems to be forgetting a few pertinent details on why she did so.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a very classy top hat.
  • Noodle People: He's rail thin due to not eating enough people.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His favorite colors are red and black.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: Did this after his encounter with Genevieve and in some of the artwork Daria has posted.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Duke's full name is The Duke of Vaults and many fans refer to him as The Duke. According to Word of God, the 'of Vaults' part was a title he came up with for himself and his original name was Duke.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: After the dance in the Showdown, Duke did this when setting up wine for Missi, only for her to kick the tray away.
  • Villain Song: "The Night" and "Land Of The Dead" are musical numbers about his prowess and evilness. The non-canon "When You're Evil" also counts.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: He can shapeshift into a bat, but prefers not to because it requires hair removal afterward.

    Missi Spiderwebs or Melissa Dumarias 
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Pre-Cane.
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Post-Cane.
Voiced by: Lily Allen (Part 3), Zoe Tantrum (Part 4), Zoé Colotis (Part 6)

  • Action Survivor: In the first video Missi never stops resisting Duke, manages to free herself when he strings her up like a marionette, and finally defeats him by outsmarting him.
  • The Alcoholic: Has been frequently shown drinking from wine glasses filled with red liquid since her possession. Some of these might be filled with blood, but she’s also been shown with wine bottles in some of the official artwork. She may have turned to this as a way to cope with her Sanity Slippage.
  • Anti-Villain: The evil magic from the cane turned her into a real bitch — but since her target is Duke, not many are complaining.
  • Being Evil Sucks: "The Silent" shows the toll being a vampire has on her, and that her anger at Duke traps her in that deteriorating mental state.
  • Better Living Through Evil: Deconstructed. Giving in to the cane's corruption wins her Duke's estate, magical powers, high levels of confidence, and a fast track to the supernatural underworld's upper crust. Unfortunately, buried deep beneath her Missi Spiderwebs persona is her still very human conscience that regrets becoming (and choosing to remain) a monster.
  • Book Dumb: Played with. Judging from the papers we briefly see in Episode 4, she gets A's in Literature but does poorly at all other subjects.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's studious and clever and her hair is brown.
  • Clothing Damage: Duke accidentally rips the top of her dress while fighting in "The Showdown", baring her breasts. She is not amused.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Before all the magic starts messing with her appearance her hair and eyes were both brown.
  • Cute Bookworm: As a human, she was rather adorable and was heavily into books. She even stated on her college application that she wanted to major in literature.
  • Dark Magical Girl: What the cane turns her into. She might still be one after losing the cane if she remembers everything she studied in Duke's library.
  • Drunk with Power: After acquiring the Duke's staff.
  • Eye Scream: At the end of the Showdown, during their struggle, the Duke gouges out Missi's left eye.
  • Fatal Flaw: Wrath. She's easily angered, and her resentment and need for revenge in regards to the Duke are what keeps her in her unhappy, mentally unstable vampire persona.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In Episode 4 she's briefly freaked out enough by her tenuous grip on sanity that she throws away the cane, gets her stuff, and starts to leave. The sight of the Duke outside makes her angry enough to grab the cane and go right back to her vampire self.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Defeats Duke while wearing a big elaborate dress as Melissa, then straight forward kicks his ass as Missi, and battles with him to death in an elegant ballgown in "The Showdown".
  • Madness Mantra: "Inside out! Inside out! They will eat you inside out!"
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: When she passes a mirror in "The Silent", her human form shows instead of her vampiric form.
  • Mood-Swinger: In "Resurrection", she swings many times between cocky showings of superiority and cold, intense wrath, occasionally dipping into condescending into patronising formality and sadistic glee. It's also present in the other episodes, with her going from cheerful to angry to anxious and back again in "The Silent" and from smugness to pure wrath to embarassment/regret in "The Showdown".
  • Motor Mouth: In "The Silent", as her Sanity Slippage worsens, she sings faster and faster. In "The Showdown", she's almost always singing like this.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Brings Duke back to life to mess with him further due to not quite getting over the sense of utter powerlessness he made her feel, but he bounces back from losing all his possessions and the cane rather well.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Since "The Showdown", Missi has worn her hair covering her left eye to hide the now empty eye socket.
  • Sanity Slippage: As of Episode 4, she may be going a little nuts to say the least.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Downplayed, but the brothel dress she wears after being a vampire is far less sensimble than her original outfit in "The Night". She also wears a skimpy ballgown that shows her shapely legs in her confrontation with the Duke in "The Showdown".
  • Shaking the Rump: During "Resurrection" her dancing involves a lot of the type 2 version of this. Showing she feels arrogant enough about how she can deal with Duke while dancing.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She starts off as a pretty dowdy but good-looking student and then the Duke uses his sceptre to transform her clothes into a resplendent dress with her hair and makeup done perfectly. She maintains this appearance for the rest of the series. She gets out of bed due to having nightmares and wanders the halls of the house going slowly mad and her appearance is still perfectly tidy.
  • Show Some Leg: She pretends to give in to Duke's advances in The Night, luring him over to the curtains. He's too distracted by the prospect of finally getting some action that he doesn't notice her reaching for the rope until it's too late.
  • Winged Humanoid: She sprouts wings from her back at the height of her mental breakdown.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is purple in her vampire form.

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