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"Dracula's daughter's got it bad
If you think you've got it bad
Try having Dracula for your dad
See how that looks on you!"
The Decemberists, "Dracula's Daughter"

Friendly Neighborhood Vampires sit on the horns of a dilemma. They like people and want to look after the innocent and protect communities from disaster. Yet they don't want to get too attached to the people around them, because ordinary humans (unlike vampires) are going to die someday, but every so often someone slips through their shields, and they fall in love before they can stop themselves. Crud. There's nothing for it now but 50 years or so of watching their beloveds age and die and then having to live with the loss forev— but wait! What if they do not have to let them die? A vampire, after all, is able to sire others, and one bite means immortality... at a price.

So they offer the loved one the choice, and wonder of wonders, they accept! However, the vampire sire and the loved one have a falling out. Why? Well, a lot of potential reasons exist. Maybe the change made the loved one into someone, or some thing that the sire no longer recognizes or loves. Maybe the loved one can't handle the stress of being a vampire, or once fully immersed in the life realizes their sire lied about not being Blessed with Suck, and if the loved one is a biological child of theirs, they'll never grow up. Point is, they can't love each other like they did when the loved one was alive.

Flash forward several centuries later, and this former love is now the sire's deadliest enemy. They blame their sire for their angst, (usually only teen-vamps will yell "I Hate You, Vampire Dad!") seeing it as base betrayal, even if they were the ones who suggested the transformation in the first place, and will stop at nothing to make them pay. The sire will (usually) feel the full guilt of this, especially if the sire forced the change on them against their will. This is made worse when their vampirism has No Ontological Inertia, so if the former loved one kills their sire, they can be mortal again.

That is, of course, assuming the vampire son or daughter was born sane. Most vampires are The Virus after all, and the loved one may become evil because of it and merrily thank their sire by cutting a bloody swath of carnage through their general vicinity. All in their name. In these cases it's more of an "I hate you, vampire son," though.

See Dhampyr, when vampire dad is the angsty spawn's biological parent. See I Love You, Vampire Son for the inversion. Compare with Vampire Refugee, Emergency Transformation, Evil Counterpart, Hates Their Parent, and Can't Grow Up. Compare/contrast the Pretender Diss, as it applies to vampires in particular. May result in the creation of an Archnemesis Dad situation, Calling the Old Man Out, and/or Rage Against the Mentor.

Contrast Eternal Love, when 'siring the loved one' goes according to plan, Living Forever Is Awesome, where the new vampire enjoys the immortality that transforming gives them, and Supporting the Monster Loved One.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Subverted in Black Blood Brothers. Jiro doesn't have any resentment towards Alice for making him a vampire without his consent. According to Alice herself, it is customary to get a person's informed consent before turning them.
  • Averted in every possible way by Saya and Haji from Blood+. Saya turns him by accident, and when she apologizes for it years later, he assures her that it was the best thing that ever happened to him (despite all the angst it caused) because it's made it possible for him to stay with her throughout the decades of her immortal life. Riku also averts this trope quite well.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist, Ed isn't exactly fond of Hohenheim at first, thanks to his walking out on Ed and Al's mother. He had his reasons, though, and they mostly put their differences behind them.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), Envy turns out to be built out of Hohenheim and Dante's dead son, and hates Hohenheim so much for abandoning him that he's dedicated his existence to killing him.
  • Pietro aka Pete from Ghost Sweeper Mikami is actually half-vampire, half-human. And yes, he hates his father Count Vlado.
  • Subverted in Hellsing; Seras Victoria is one of the few people her master, Alucard has a remotely good relationship with. Seras looks up to and genuinely likes Alucard even though he's an inhuman monstrosity that frequently scares the crap out of her, and Alucard appears to have a soft spot for his fledgling.
    • Gonzo's original anime changed Alucard and Seras's relationship, by adding much more affection between them, which severely lacks in Hellsing Ultimate. In the anime they are quite touchy-feely and their connection seems fuller of feeling even than Alucard and Integra's bond, which is the relationship that is supposed to come off as slightly romantic. It doesn't help the fact that Seras observes how worried Alucard is for Integra ( when she almost gets killed), then sees how close they are and she suddenly becomes surprised and sad, even though her motives are ambiguous, making the viewer think that she is jealous.
    • Even the OVA softened their relationship. In the manga, this is more or less played straight. There is very little affection between them at all at first. Alucard just acts like a Jerkass towards her and she even shows shades of I Hate You, Vampire Dad, but she's mostly too frightened by him to say anything. It isn't until she becomes a true vampire that Alucard shows her any type of normal, genuine human affection.
  • My Monster Secret: In a flashback, it's shown that Youko got into an argument with her father after she said she wanted to live in the city and attend a normal high school. When her father said she needed to live like a vampire, she angrily shouted "It's not like I asked to be born a vampire!"; after a moment of stunned silence from the whole family, Youko immediately realized that she hurt her father's feelings and apologized before running off. Overall she and her father get along pretty well, but he's being overprotective because he doesn't want Youko to suffer the same kind of pain he did when his secret was exposed back in high school. As it turns out, Genjirou felt exactly the same way about his father, who wanted to isolate Gen from humans inside their family castle.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Evangeline was turned into a vampire on her tenth birthday and first regained consciousness surrounded by dead bodies with their blood on her hands and her lips. What happened affected her so much that she killed the one responsible for her vampirization.
  • Used straight twice in the OVA-cum-anime-series, Nightwalker. Throughout the series, the main character, Shido, butts heads with Cain, the vampire who not only turned Shido into one, but was also his gay lover. Later on, Shido is forced to turn Riho, a schoolgirl who works as his assistant, into a vampire. Riho eventually has a falling-out with Shido, and goes on a rampage across the city, trapping Shido, and killing Shido's familiar, Gumi. Luckily, that whole episode was just an illusion from Cain.
  • Fay from Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- bears Kurogane a pretty hefty grudge after Kurogane arranges to have Fay turned into a vampire to save his life... although Fay's objections have nothing much to do with disliking being a vampire and everything to do with the fact that he wanted to die. The two of them reconcile once Fay's worked through some of his myriad issues.
  • Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase has Count Kinkel turn Elfriede into a vampire before slaughtering the human family who raised her. He then forced her to drink the blood of her best friend, gloating how Elfriede was his slave.
  • Vampire Hunter D does not have the best memories of his father. That the rest of the Nobility worship him makes for some unpleasant moments.
  • In YuYu Hakusho, where a recently resurrected Mazoku Yusuke get possessed by his ancestral father and proceeds to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle and No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Big Bad Shinobu Sensui. Yusuke becomes extremely pissed for him interfering with his fight as he wanted to defeat Senusi on his own and is bent on training to get stronger and defeat him.

    Comic Books 
  • Alex Elder Crimson was turned into a vampire by Rose and her gang. He hates her for turning him into a monster, murdering his friends and his love interest. It turns out the attack was deliberately planned by his mentor Ekimus, who sought to create a special vampire with his blood. When Alex discovers this, he also extends this trope to him as well, but eventually forgives him.
  • Another of Dracula's "offspring" in Marvel is Xarus, the Big Bad from Curse of the Mutants. He despised Dracula, rebelling against him, and the feeling is quite mutual. Speaking of which, Jubilee would likely show nothing but hate for Xarus if he ever showed up again, seeing as he only converted her to use her as bait for Wolverine. (Currently, Xarus is presumed dead, but honestly, that's rarely anything but a minor inconvenience for the X-Men or their enemies.)
  • Drain has a lesbian relationship that ends up this way.
  • In Grendel, Pellon Cross is filled with murderous hatred towards Tujiro, who turned him, as soon as he remembers what happened after a brief period of traumatic amnesia immediately afterwards. Normally vampires in Grendel act subservient to their progenitors, the reason for Cross's hostility is never explicitly explained but may be because of his particularly strong and proud personality as a human. (He doesn't seem to have any negative feelings about being a vampire)
  • Inverted in DC Comics' I, Vampire series, where reluctantly-undead Andrew Bennett's lover went all-out Big Bad after conversion, eagerly embracing her new nature and calling herself "Mary, Queen of Blood". Yes, she does fight her Vampire Dad, but only because he's a human-loving, remorse-wracked Vampire Refugee who's determined to prevent her and her brood from conquering the world.
  • Parodied in Kyle Baker's Plastic Man series, in which a vampire is the father of the (mortal) teenage goth Edwina. They do not get along. It becomes "I hate you, plastic dad!" at the end of the issue. They still don't get along.
  • Purgatori: Jade has a pretty hostile relationship with her sire Purgatori, who was responsible for killing her human family before turning her into a vampire.
  • Lilith in The Tomb of Dracula. She has good reason to hate Dracula (who was also her human dad, to boot) given everything he did to her when she was a mortal, and the curse that transformed her into a vampire means that she cannot die until Dracula is irrevocably destroyed.
  • Zig-zagged in Werewolf by Night. In a lycanthropic hell Jack faces the wolf demon, who tells him he has "a place still for the hated, despicable father, who gave you life, fully certain he would pass on my curse." Jack replies the demon just showed how little it knows: he loves his father. But the demon responds he doesn't.
  • Vic Slaughter in 1994's run of Morbius, the titular character infects a government agent named Vic Slaughter out to kill him, turning him a vampire much like Morbius. From this point, he is referred to as "Morbius' son" and holds a large desire to hunt down and murder his "father".

    Fan Works 
  • Lycanthropic-nerev's The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion fanfic, The Story of Octavian has this is a major plot point, where the vampire "father" of the title character is a primary antagonist. Another, much less awful work I, Eternity has a vampire character who turns others, starting with the love interest variety, and it invariably ends badly for all concerned.
  • Jefferson and Nathan in Fur And Photography seem to have a rocky relationship as sire and sired, Jefferson having tried to find someone to help Nathan get the hang of his new vampiric state only for them to be driven off by Nathan's abrasive personality.
  • Disguise of Carnivorism's AU Death Note fanfic Shadow Of The Valley is about this... (well "I Hate You, Kira Dad.")

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Taken to the max in Blade, when Blade finds out that the vampire he was chasing all movie is the one who bit his mother while she was pregnant. This case is actually ironic in that the vampire who bit Blade's mother was not even a "real" vampire himself, but a human who was "turned" just as the mother was — making this more a case of I Hate You, Vampire Brother.
  • Byzantium: Eleanor quite understandably resents Clara for turning her into a vampire. It's revealed part of her mother's motivation was to ease her own loneliness rather than simply "saving her." The film takes place after they've had to live on the run and under the radar, for over two centuries, and Eleanor has grown weary of it all.
  • Daybreakers:
    • Corrupt Corporate Executive Vampire Charles Bromley and his daughter Alison, who refuses to become a Vampire. When she's later captured, he has the main character's Punch-Clock Villain brother turn her. In response, she chooses to drink her own blood, quickening her mutation into a Subsider and forcing Bromley to put her down.
    • The main character himself is resentful of his own brother, who turned him so he wouldn't become cattle once the vampires took over society, and doesn't like drinking blood.
  • Highlander: Endgame introduces Duncan MacLeod's former wife, who had not yet discovered her latent immortality when the two married. Wanting her to be preserved young and beautiful so they could spend an eternity of happiness together, Duncan stabbed her to death on their wedding night without an explanation or her consent. (In order for an immortal to return from death the death has to be shocking and violent. Telling her he was going to do it might well have prevented her from coming back.) She's spent the centuries since hating him for stealing a mortal life from her. She also hates that she can't have kids anymore. Even though most indications are that potential immortals couldn't have kids in any case.
  • The Hunger ends with a We Hate You, Vampire Mom scene, in which all of Miriam's mummy-like former lovers gang up on her and harry her off a balcony.
  • In Interview with the Vampire, Claudia's hatred for Lestat continues to grow over the years, until she finally decides to kill him. It doesn't stick.
  • In The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, Simone Renoir finds out that the vampire who forcibly turned her 400 years ago is none other than Vlad Dracula. Since she's not the hero of the movie, it is up to Flynn, the titular Librarian, to end his (un)life with an aspen branch.
  • Underworld movies:
    • Selene in Underworld (2003) turns on her progenitor after she discovers that it was Victor, not the lycans, who killed her family. Pretty literal as well; the reason he sired her in the first place was because she reminded him of his daughter Sonja, whom he had previously killed for falling in love with a Lycan.
    • Partly played straight with Victor and Marcus in Underworld: Evolution, but it has nothing to do with Victor hating being a vampire. On the contrary, Marcus's bite saved his life, and now Victor wants all the power of the coven for himself. He even rewrote the vampire history to make himself appear the progenitor and forbade anyone from trying to find the truth. Marcus's hate for his own immortal father has to do with Alexander refusing to accept his sons as they are. Nobody seems to hate being an immortal, despite the drawbacks.
  • Inverted in What We Do in the Shadows, where Deacon describes the horrific event of him first turning into a vampire at the hands of a winged creature... then cheerfully remarking that it was his monstrous flatmate Petyr and that they're "still friends today!" When Petyr does the same to Nick later, he shows no animosity towards him and is later shown gossiping with him about the other vampires.

  • Most everyone from the Bloodline series is hit pretty hard with this. Quincey has a strained relationship with his mother, Mina, and ends up killing his (literal) vampire father, Count Tepes. He also holds resentment for the woman who actually turned him into a vampire. John also has a complex about his vampirism, and while he embraces his new condition he still holds a grudge against his maker.
  • Inverted in Bloodsucking Fiends. Jody hates the bastard who turned her into a vampire, but generally enjoys being one. Her biggest qualms appear to be a) not being able to drink coffee and b) having it dawn on her that, thanks to immortality, she will never ever get to lose those last five pounds. Tommy has a similar reaction when she turns him: "But I was going to start working out, dammit!" "No, you weren't."
  • In the Blood Wine series by Freda Warrington, Deuteragonist Karl had vampirized his biological daughter. She hates his guts because not only was she made against her will, but she was early stage pregnant at the time and the vampirism caused her to lose the pregnancy.
  • Parodied in Carpe Jugulum. The children were born vampires, and while they don't exactly hate their father, they're rebellious teenagers who'd rather be called mundane names and wear colors other than black. This trope is lampshaded when it's pointed out that a human sees his or her children as successors, while an immortal vampire's spawn are competition.
  • Thomas and Lara from The Dresden Files. White Court Vampires are psychic vampires who feed on negative emotions (for the dominant branch of the Court we see most often, it's lust). They are born naturally and their Hunger doesn't fully awaken until they've made a kill, the first time they become intimate with someone and feed (can be defused if they and their partner truly love each other). Thomas hates his father, doesn't much like being a White Court Vampire, and would not have lived to the ripe old age of early forty-something if his father thought he posed a threat to his power. Lara and her sisters were cowed into submission by rape, and eventually she returns the favor. Inverted in the case of Red Court Duchess Arianna Ortega and her son/lover, Paolo. She was one of the Maya who the Red Court leadership used as a subject of worship; he was a conquistador. She never got over it, and their entire relationship was defined by calling him close for a while before sending him away on long business, breaking his heart and mending it anew for centuries. At least until Ebenezar dropped a satellite on him.
  • The main character in Eden Green is infected with an immortal alien needle symbiote, and makes it her mission in life to destroy the manipulative bastard who forced it on her.
  • In Fred, The Vampire Accountant, Fred doesn't really know who his sire is, as the other vampire was gone by the time Fred regained consciousness. Later on, though, his sire comes back and cites his disappointment with Fred. Apparently, he hasn't turned Fred at random and was hoping that Fred's mild-mannered personality was a mask for repressed rage at society. He was wrong. Fred really is that mild-mannered and non-violent, and becoming a vampire hasn't changed that. The only reason he left is because he was called away on urgent business after turning Fred. He was hoping that Fred would have turned the city into a bloodbath by the time he returned.
  • Double Subversion in Harry Potter: Remus Lupin admits that when he was younger, he felt sorry for the unknown werewolf who turned him, assuming that they were another poor soul struggling against their curse. Turns out, no—the culprit, Fenrir Greyback, is a Fully-Embraced Fiend who specifically targeted Remus (then age four) in a case of Revenge by Proxy against Remus' dad.
  • Santos does not appreciate the fact that Donte turned him into a vampire in Z.A. Maxfield's Hours (2012) series.
  • The Kitty Norville series, in addition to Kitty's own conflict with the Alpha of Denver's werewolves and his Lady Macbeth-esque matenote , provides a number of classic and near-classic examples:
    • The motivation of Leo. His sire was not ambitious or bloodthirsty enough for his taste.
    • Also the root of the conflict between Li Hua and Gaius Albinus AKA Anastasia and Dux Bellorum/Roman, respectively.
    • Rick and his creator/Master as well.
    • On a grand scale with Roman, who went from hating Kumarbis for turning him, to hating him for being too weak to truly gain power and dominate the world, to hating (and wanting to rule) the supernatural world he was a part of.
  • The Last American Vampire: Not only does Abraham Lincoln initially hate the idea of becoming a vampire (but does adjust), but the book's Big Bad, "A. Grander VIII", turns out to be someone else Henry turned, specifically Virginia Dare, whom Henry raised after the slaughter of the Roanoke Colony, then eventually married, then turned. She has issues with this sequence of events. Henry also has to deal with his own maker, who slaughtered the Roanoke Colony, but decided to let Henry and baby Virginia survive.
  • Played with in the Lee Nez novels. Lee does hunt down and kill the vampire who turned him, but it's because he's a cop and the other vamp is an escaped Nazi war criminal.
  • The Mortal Instruments: Simon to Raphael. In this case it's the "son" who's a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, and the "dad" did it just to try and coerce his friends into helping him.
  • Excellently done in the Necroscope series — the Wamphyri tend to detest their sires. It isn't because of Wangst, though, but because they're sadistic monsters. None of the Ferenczy vampires was exactly morally pure to begin with; e.g. Thibor was a Crusader who did all sorts of unpleasant things in the name of God's Church before he transformed. The main reason for the loathing is that the transformation almost always involves some variation on the theme of tentacle rape. Even the one who sought the Wamphyri power, Boris Dragosani, was painfully unimpressed with how it was granted him.
  • After Ian from the Night Huntress series became a vampire, he gave his three best friends the gift of immortality by turning them into vampires, one by consent and two against their will. Two hundred years later Spade and Bones have forgiven him but it remains a sore spot. Eventually, Bones thanks Ian for turning him. Mencheres, Ian's sire, made an Egyptian woman named Patra into a vampire and subsequently married her. Later, she finds out that he had murdered Intef, the human lover he'd promised to turn. It was for a good reason — Intef had betrayed Patra to the Romans — but she didn't want to hear that. She spent 900 years hurting him any way she could, killing many people until she finally was killed herself.
  • Kostya Saushkin in Night Watch (Series) doesn't like being a vampire, although his relationship with his father (both biological and vampiric) isn't much touched on in the books. It should be noted that Kostya was a sickly child with low chances of survival. His parents agreed that it was the only way. His dad turned his mom and then him. Generally averted. Most vampires and werewolves are happy being Others, even if low-ranking ones.
  • Variation occurs in Brazilian book O Vampiro que Descobriu o Brasil. The Portuguese protagonist is bitten by a vampire who takes bodies, and after finding out that the only cure is killing the responsible vampire and taking a bath in his ashes, tracks him down for 500 years (time in which the two stumble on Brazilian history).
  • In Francesca Lia Block's Pretty Dead, Charlotte comes to feel this way about William.
  • The Reformed Vampire Support Group opens with the slaying of Casimir, the vampire responsible for infecting most members of the titular organization, including the protagonist. Because vampirism is a debilitating and unpleasant disease, they had all greatly resented him for this, and are less sad that he's dead and more concerned that the slayer could go after them next.
  • In The Saga of Darren Shan, at first, Darren loathes Mr. Crepsley for turning him, but eventually comes to see him as a surrogate father, in a non-Stockholm Syndrome type of way. Also inverted in Steve's case who hates Mr. Crepsley for not turning him, and becoming his vampire dad.
  • Played with in The Saga of the Noble DeadChane hates his vampire sire Toret, but that's because he finds Toret personally pathetic; he rather enjoys actually being a vampire. Main villain Welstiel was actually sired by his father, who'd been recently turned into a vampire himself, but while Welstiel despised his condition he didn't hold this particularly personally against his father, recognizing that both of them were being manipulated by Ubad.
  • Children's series Secrets of Dripping Fang toys with this idea without taking the full plunge. The orphan protagonists' father is resurrected as a vampire who becomes incredibly conflicted between his newfound need for blood and his love for his children. Some time after his attempted blood bank robbery but before his humorously failed suicide, he contemplates the pros and cons of turning his kids into vampires. On the one hand, they would live forever, never have to grow up, and would be able to spend eternity with their dad. On the other hand, killing his own kids would be a completely terrible thing to do. For extra laughs, the blurbs on the back cover of the books usually refer to him as 'Vampire Dad.' (Unfortunately the kids just call him regular 'Dad.')
  • Also played with in The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries. Bill hates Lorena, Eric has conflicting feelings about his maker, and both are happier when their makers are killed.
  • Subverted by Peter Stone, the protagonist of Straight Outta Fangton as he is generally grateful to Thoth for transforming him as well as viewing him as a substitute father. He still resents being a vampire in general, though, due to the many downsides. In short, he understands Thoth gave him what he considers a great gift but considers said gift to have a lot of strings attached.
  • In The Tome of Bill, Mark in Sunset Strip. He was Sally's boyfriend when she was still human and she accidentally killed him when she first became a vampire, and didn't know how to feed without turning the victim. He carries a chip on his shoulder for the next fifty odd years.
  • Averted in The Twilight Saga. Edward, Esme, Rosalie, and Emmett were all at the brink of death when Carlisle turned them, and thus had no chance to consent. Many of the Cullens, but Edward and Rosalie most of all, express unhappiness with their lives as vampires, and wish they could have lived out human lives instead. Despite that, none of them ever blame or show anger toward Carlisle for turning them, and are shown to have close bonds with him. (The third book reveals that Rosalie's anger was reserved for the attackers who did rob her of a full human life by leaving her mortally injured in the first place.)
  • In Under a Velvet Cloak, Vanja's grudge against the vampire who converted her leads to several events that have a major impact on various Incarnations. First she turns Kerena's lover Morely, then Kerena (later to become Nox, Incarnation of Night) decides to convert as well. Unfortunately, Kerena is pregnant at the time, and her turning introduces a curse on her descendants, a distant one of whom (Gawain) enters into a posthumous "ghost marriage" with Orlene (later to become God(dess), Incarnation of Good, and related to all the other Incarnations via blood, marriage, or love affair). He needs her to bear a child and enlists Norton (later to become Chronos, Incarnation of Time) to provide the sperm. Gawain then persuades Gaea (Orlene's birth mother, Orb, daughter of Niobe, who is different Aspects of Fate at different times) to alter the child's genetic makeup to carry his genes rather than Norton's. This leads to the baby dying of the curse, which triggers Orlene's suicide, which winds up with Norton becoming Chronos (arranging this is Gawain's way of apologizing to Norton for the grief he's been through). Orlene's efforts to recover her child lead to her becoming God(dess), and the whole set of events fits into plans being run by both Kerena and Parry (Satan, Incarnation of Evil, and Orb's eventual husband).
  • In V Wars, Danika Dubov becomes a vampire thanks to being exposed to the I1V1 virus ("ice flu"), which activates dormant "junk" DNA in her body, turning her into a vourdalak, a Russian version of a vampire. Unlike the other types of vampire, vourdalaks can only feed on their loved ones. Before Danika even knows she's a vampire, she just feels like she's constantly sick and is having terrible pains in her stomach and jaws, not able to keep any food down. She goes to her sister Mila to try some of their Russian grandmother's soup and ends up attacking and draining her. Later, she realizes that Mila is not dead but turned. Mila ends up hating her sister for being weak and making her into a monster, herself doing her best to avoid biting her boyfriend. At the end of this Story Arc, Mila goes Van Helsing on her sister's "progeny" and, eventually, kills her sister and everyone in her "blood farm" (including the "cattle", just in case they turn). Her stated goal is to use the gun on herself after every other vourdalak is dead.
  • This is a favorite of Anne Rice in The Vampire Chronicles:
    • Of Lestat's seven fledglings, his mother Gabrielle tired of his attachment to humanity and left to Walk the Earth; Nicholas' depression as a mortal dogged him until he killed himself; and Louis and Claudia decided he was an amoral, controlling hedonist and tried to kill him. Though Louis only did this to protect Claudia after her murder attempt provoked Lestat's wrath. He and Lestat remain on good terms.
    • David Talbot subverts this, much to Lestat's relief. He leaves in a fury after being forcibly turned, but eventually admits that, while he couldn't have chosen to become a vampire, now that he is one he enjoys his new lease on life (and young, attractive new body), so they make amends.
    • Khayman came to despise Akasha after she pushed his My Master, Right or Wrong attitude to the breaking point. It didn't help that he was the first of the fledglings she created to dilute the maddening hunger of the blood spirit within her to manageable levels. Enkil might have felt similarly, but he had no way to show it.
  • Subverted in Barb Hendee's Vampire Memories series. Eleisha certainly has plenty of good reasons to hate Julian: he made her into a vampiress without her consent, then sent her away without even explaining what he had done to her, and then much later murdered Robert. And they are mortal enemies, but she doesn't seem to hate him, and seems to feel some sympathy for him. And that is before he saves her life.
  • Inverted in the Warhammer novel Vampireslayer, where the ancient vampire countess Gabrielle is out to destroy her 'child' Adolphus Krieger, with a little (lot) help from everyone's favorite Slayer. Admittedly, Krieger hates her too, and his own 'child' Ulrika Ivansdottir, hates him but is compelled to obey him.
  • In Void City, this is deliberately invoked by the vampire Phillipus. Having existed for many millennia, he seeks to prevent life from becoming boring by making powerful enemies who can surprise him and keep him on his toes. Thus, every year he takes on new apprentices and offers them immortal life as vampires, then proceeds to horribly abuse them in order to ensure that they will bitterly hate him and stop at nothing to get vengeance against him.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Being Human (US): The American remake mirrors this in the first season with Aiden, Bishop and Rebecca. The second season introduces Suren and her mother, Mother.
  • Being Human (UK):
    • Mitchell struggles with his Big Bad vampire dad, Herrick, and accidental vampire daughter, Lauren. There's a lot of this trope going around.
    • There's also some "I Hate You, Werewolf Dad" action going with George and Tully, the werewolf who cursed him in the first place and then tries to become a mentor-dad figure.
  • Buffyverse:
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
      • In "Lies My Parents Told Me", Spike turned his mother (to save her from tuberculosis), then killed her almost immediately - her vampire version had nothing but contempt for him (and was also coming on to him), and was a sick piece of work generally.
    • Angel:
      • Angel had to deal with a literal version of this trope, having an actual biological son, Connor, who was raised by a vampire hunter and loathed him specifically for being a vampire.
      • There was also a straight version in "Why We Fight" with a man Angel had turned during World War 2. Angel had been cursed with his soul at the time and the two parted on bad terms. The newly-turned vampire could gain no pleasure from feeding, perhaps as a result of the curse plus his own former idealistic nature, and so resented his sire even more. Angel even calls him "son" at one point.
      • A similar example is a Serial Killer vampire Penn sired by Angel who evokes this trope in "Somnabulist".
        Penn: Well, you were right about one thing, Angelus. The last 200 years has been about me sticking it to my father. But Iíve come to realize something Ė- itís you! (he jumps up and kicks Angel in the stomach) You made me! (kicks him in the face, then double fists him a couple of times) You taught me! (Angel drops to the floor and Penn jumps on his back) You approved of me in ways my mortal father never did! You are my real father, Angelus!
        Angel: (Gets up, holding Penn up above his head) Fine! (slams him into the ground) You're grounded!
      • Spike shows shades of this after getting his soul, resenting Angel for having made him a monster even by vamp standards through his 'tutelage' back when they were both evil.
      • Drusilla is something of an inversion; she presumably hated Angel for tormenting her into insanity before he was her sire, but fell in line with him (and had enjoyable sex with him on at least one occasion) once he sired her, becoming evil but remaining irrevocably insane. She only expresses anger about how he killed her family when she's torturing him after he's gotten his soul back, and is delighted when he loses it.
    • Inverted with Angel's sire Darla; he definitely holds some animosity toward her, yet his devotion to her is disturbingly Oedipal.
  • Blade: The Series:
    • Krista did this to her mom when she was dying. Krista's plan was to turn her and give a special medicine that would make her sane. However, after turning her, she was interrupted by some stalker vampire, allowing Mom to get away, and never gets the meds before feeding several times, forcing Krista to kill her.
    • Inverted with Krista and Marcus van Sciver, who turned her (after shooting her brother in the head) by injecting her with his blood and then throwing her off the roof (so she couldn't be turned back). While she hated him for a while, she hid it, as she was secretly working for Blade and needed to get Marcus's trust. And then all the hate goes out the window when she sleeps with him... several times.
  • Blood Ties (2007):
    • Somewhat explained in the TV show where the main vampire explains that since vampires are territorial, it's hard for two to live in the same area without eventually fighting — so turning your lover isn't a good idea. (When he got his girlfriend to turn him, he thought love would conquer all. It eventually failed. All over the walls, floor and ceiling.)
    • Subverted in the novels and stories the series is based on; Henry and Vicki do have the territorialism thing going, and it's hard for them to be in the same room without trying to kill each other. But they still have a friendly relationship, even if it needs to be a long-distance one.
    • Explained in the show that, for the first six months (roughly a year in the books), the sire and the fledgling don't feel animosity towards each other. This is likely so that a young vampire can learn all he needs to know before being forced to live on his own.
    • Played straight with Christina's other fledgling, whom she turned and abandoned. Being a religious man, the boy thought himself an abomination and blamed her for it.
  • In Fat Guy Stuck in Internet, bounty hunter Chains responds to Gemberling's story of a hard childhood with his own (nonsense) which he calls "I was a teenage Draculur" where he gets beat up by nerds, among other nonsense.
  • Forever Knight:
    • Nick Knight has centuries of love, hate, power plays and murder attempts between him and his compellingly evil sire LaCroix. By the last season they've reached some sort of understanding, though still not even close to friends.
    • LaCroix has his own fatal relationship with his sire, who, just to keep things interesting, was his pre-teen daughter. Made worse by the fact that she apparently turned him because of an Electra Complex, which naturally freaked him out.
    • However, with Nick's progeny, this is reversed. They liked him OK until he decided to kill them for being too evil, whereas two women he'd been involved with and not turned (LaCroix and Janette did) absolutely hated him.
  • Hemlock Grove: Literally, with Roman's volatile relationship with his mother Olivia. She's a centuries-old vampire (named Upir) who planned on turning him from the day he was born so she would have someone to spend eternity with. He kills her immediately after becoming a vampire when Olivia commands him to kill his own infant daughter, although she's later resurrected.
  • Moonlight (2007):
    • Mick St. John a vampire Private Investigator, hates his wife Coraline for turning him into a vampire. They still had a 33-year on/off relationship. Then he staked her and burned her alive. She got better... Interestingly, their relationship subsequently improved significantly.
    • After being re-turned by Josef, Mick talks to him like Josef's his vampire daddy, but Josef's having none of that, claiming it doesn't count. Josef himself attempted to turn a lover, but something went wrong, and she ended up in a coma. He still visits her every once in a while and has someone care for her round-the-clock.
  • The Originals: Marcel seems perfectly happy being a vampire, but his relationship with his sire, Klaus, has gotten...complicated...over the years. Essentially, Marcel feels betrayed because Klaus claims they're family but Klaus always picks his biological siblings over his adopted son Marcel. Klaus is pissed in return because he hates it anytime anyone goes against his wishes. Neither of them can really bring themselves to hurt each other in any permanent way, though.
  • Supernatural: Several centuries ago, a vampire named Benny was part of a pirate vampire cult (which Dean dubs the Vampirates). He absolutely worshiped his sire, who was the leader of the cult, until he met a beautiful human and left to be with her. His sire responded by slaying Benny and turning the human. Benny returned fifty years later after escaping from Purgatory with the sole goal of killing his sire, along with the rest of the cult.
  • True Blood:
    • Jessica Hamby almost says the trope name word-for-word ("You are the worst maker ever!") to Bill Compton after he turns her. Their relationship seems almost stereotypically that of a father and daughter who fail to understand each other, only with the generation gap being MUCH larger. It also doesn't help that Bill had no desire to turn Jessica but was forced to by vampire law as his sentence for staking Longshadow. They get better over time as Jessica gradually warms up to Bill.
    • Bill also has a hearty dose of this trope with his maker, Lorena. To a very disturbing, dysfunctional degree.
    • Avoided in the case of Eric Northman's family. Despite being cold-hearted, Eric loves his vampire dad Godric very much, and in turn has a loving and mutually respectful relationship with his own child, Pam, though they tend to express it through snarking.
    • Also averted with Russell Edgington and his vampire child/lover Talbot. They've been together for 700 years and going strong, until Eric killed Talbot.
  • The Vampire Diaries:
    • Stefan is definitely not fond of Katherine. Damon was turned at the same time as Stefan but he was more upset at Stefan than Katherine due to the fact that Stefan took away Damon's choice whether to drink human blood and become a vampire or to die as a mortal. Damon only turns on Katherine in the present time when he discovers that she only hooked up with Damon to get to Stefan and never really loved him.
    • The trope is inverted if a new vampire is Sired, which means that they acquire Undying Loyalty to the vampire who turned them and cannot refuse any orders from their vampire parent. Tyler hates the fact that Klaus turned him into a Sired vampire and goes to extreme lengths to break the link. In contrast, Elena was quite happy to be Sired to Damon and it was Damon who hated the concept and sought a way to break the link.
    • A variation occurs between Katherine and Nadia. Katherine did not turn Nadia but Nadia is actually Katherine's biological daughter from before Katherine met Klaus and was turned. Nadia sought out a vampire to turn her specifically so she would live long enough to find Katherine again and give her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Young Dracula:
    • Vlad and Ingrid get a dose of this trope. Vlad doesn't want to become a vampire as the family tradition dictates, and Ingrid is often ignored in favor of Vlad. The Count really doesn't care much for the wishes of his children.
    • This trope is taken a step further in Series 4, when Vlad bites Erin to save her life. She then vows to never forgive him, mocking him for every failure and even making an attempt on his life.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Common among undead who can create spawn in Dungeons & Dragons, vampires included. Such individuals are usually enslaved to the one who created them, until that individual is destroyed (or in some cases creates too many to control, and must let some of the older ones go). Freed spawn rarely shed any tears over their former masters. Even more common in the Ravenloft setting. It would probably be easier to list vampires there who don't hate the vampires who transformed them. Even willing recruits tend to hate their "parent" after a while. (And frankly, a lot of vampire masters loathe themselves even more.)
  • In Magic: The Gathering, Sorin Markov resents his grandfather Edgar for turning him into a vampire using a ritual so painful and traumatic that it ignited Sorin's planeswalker spark. The dislike is mutual: Sorin is despised by the Innistrad vampires for creating the angel Avacyn to guard humankind (even though Avacyn is a glorified game warden charged with keeping a sustainable population of prey for vampires to feed on), and is still banned from the Markov manor. More literally, Avacyn hates her vampire dad, despite not being a vampire herself.
  • Not necessarily vampires, but a similar thing happens among Prometheans in Promethean: The Created. As part of completing their Pilgrimage, each Promethean has to make at least one new Promethean. Said new Prometheans may not take kindly to learning they've been brought into a life of pain, suffering, and loneliness just so their creator can get out of said life.
  • Very common in Vampire: The Masquerade due to the tendency of vampires in that setting to treat everyone of lesser power as little more than tools. One sourcebook mentions that almost all vampires go through the "terrible twenties" when they realize that they've been pets/servants of their sires for longer than they had been alive as mortals and rebel.
    • Acknowledged and forbidden outright in The Book of Nod, Masquerade's vampire Bible. Caine, the father of all vampires, at least twice expressly forbids his childer from Embracing mortals they fall in love with, because it never ends well ("Embrace not love, for love in my Embrace withers and dies.") Of course, his childer pay about as much attention to that proscription as they do any of his others...
    • The Daeva clan in Vampire: The Requiem gets special mention: as vice-obsessed aesthetes, they have a reputation for tempestuous love affairs in which they turn their partner into a vampire. Those affairs almost always go south when the new vampire learns how easily Daeva can degrade into emotionally hollow husks behind their veneer of good looks and Glamour. In the Second Edition of the game, this cycle is reinforced by their new Clan Bane, which makes them fall in love with victims, but only unto death (e.g., the Embrace).

  • The Sera Myu gives us Bloody Dracul Vampir, a female Dampyhr. She dislikes her father, Count Dracul, who was the vampire parent. In a subversion, her problem is he let her mother, Le Fay, die rather than turning her. It turns out Le Fay didn't want to be turned and he respected her wishes but she was killed by her father for falling in love with a vampire. Vampir forgives him on this point but their relationship doesn't improve much in the 3rd musical. She still loves him as a family member and seeks revenge on Sailor Moon for seemingly killing him. Kudzu Plot at work people.

    Video Games 
  • In Baldur's Gate III, Token Evil Teammate Astarion's questline revolves around this. He was sired by a powerful vampire who treated him as a slave to be used and discarded, and seeks revenge after escaping.
  • Rayne from the game series Bloodrayne almost perfectly plays the role of the child in this, despite being a Dhampyr, not a full vampire. To be fair, she has legitimate reasons to hate her Vampire Dad Kagan above and beyond her cursed dual nature (namely, being a Child by Rape), but it amounts to much the same thing.
  • Castlevania:
  • Buttercup, the child-sized vampire in Cute Bite, was locked in her coffin by the previous master for being 'disobedient'. She no longer remembers precisely what happened and Saule can provide different details (based on player choice) which often results in Buttercup hating her former 'father' and being glad that he's dead.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Throughout the series, this is a common reaction among a Vampire's friends and family. The Grey Prince, the Champion of the Imperial City Arena in the late 3rd Era, invokes this on himself after discovering that his father was a vampire, allowing himself to die in the arena rather than live with this shame.
    • Serana and her father Harkon from Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC Play With this trope. While Serana does oppose her father, she admits to the Dragonborn that she likes being a vampire (though she can be convinced to cure herself and will express relief if she does so); her issues with her father come from the fact that he became so obsessed with gaining more power that she and her mother became nothing more than pawns and/or distractions to him (and implicitly because he pressured her into being raped in order to become a vampire), and she assists the Dragonborn because she knows that if Harkon gets what he wants, she'll have outlived her usefulness.
    • Lamae Bal, the first vampire, is a big case of this. She was originally turned into a vampire when Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination, brutally raped her, and she has despised him for turning her into a monster ever since.
  • Zigzagged in Legacy of Kain. Raziel's quest is to kill his sire Kain for casting him into a hellish maelstrom and returning from the dead. Finding out who he was before being raised only makes him more angry. On the other hand, before Kain had Raziel killed, Raziel was quite proud of his vampirism and is implied to have been entirely loyal. Played fully straight with Vorador; despite usually being a very unpleasant person, he's rather fond of his sire Janos Audron, and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge when Janos is killed in the third game. Once Raziel learns the truth about everything he does a complete 180 again and sacrifices himself to heal Kain of his corruption and empower the Soul Reaver so that Kain can save the world. Right before he is absorbed into the Reaver for good, Raziel declares that he is once again Kain's right hand and his sword.
  • One of the very first hirelings found in Might and Magic VIII is the vampire Elsbeth Lamentia, whose description says she was greatly displeased with Guildmaster Thant turning her into a vampire. It never comes up beyond that.
  • A non-vampire example is found in [PROTOTYPE 2], where James Heller hates Alex Mercer for infecting him with the Blacklight virus, as well as Manhattan's disease/war-ravaged state and the deaths of his wife and daughter. To make the vampire parallel even clearer, the virus preys on humans, grants incredible powers and by infecting him, Mercer saved Heller's life - and forced him to live forever when all he wanted was to die. By the end of the game Heller succeeds in killing Mercer and rescuing his daughter, who is revealed to be alive mid-way through the game.
  • Quest for Glory IV plays around with this: Katrina is the "Dad", and Ad Avis, the Big Bad from QfG2, is the sired vamp. He mostly wants Katrina out of the way because he hates being in her thrall, and it's implied that he just plain doesn't like women. Other than that, however, he doesn't seem to mind having vampire powers aside from the weaknesses.
  • A variation occurs with Ivy Valentine in the Soul Series. Her father isn't a vampire in the traditional sense (Cervantes is best described as a Ghost Zombie Pirate with delusions of godhood, but she despises him, and due to the corruption from Soul Edge inside her as a result of being his daughter, her whole life has been defined by her quest to destroy it and every trace of its influence.
  • Jin Kazama, in Namco's sister series Tekken, has similar motivations to Ivy; hating his father, Kazuya Mishima, due to his connection to the Devil Gene (an evil force that causes Jin to transform into a monstrous, otherworldly being). In Jin's case he wasn't always this way (during Tekken 3 he was purely on a mission to stamp out Ogre for killing his mother, Jun) but after Tekken 3, when he got an up close and personal look into the real meaning of being a Mishima (by way of Heihachi plugging him in the head and forcing his Devil transformation), he committed to pay his grandfather back (and when his father reappeared in the next game he added him to the list).
  • Ash in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines was being groomed as an actor by Isaac, a vampire; when Isaac found Ash dying of an overdose, he turned him. Unfortunately, this means that Ash can't act anymore, leaving him unfulfilled and horribly bitter. It's extra heartstring-tugging because Isaac is a kind if stern man who dotes on Ash and refuses to give up on his well being, even giving him his own nightclub.
    • Isaac appears to have done everything he could for Ash, before and after the event that made the Embrace seem necessary in his judgement. Speaking with Ash for further explanation reveals nothing untoward or sinister about Isaac's behavior or motive. Ash is just a whiny ingrate.
      • Until you consider Isaac is in love with Ash, and is sort of a Stalker with a Crush.
      • Isaac also does nothing when Ash is being stalked by the Society of Leopold, and blows it off if you ask about it, saying he has faith in his childe. Ash is considering committing suicide by attacking the hunters and has no way to escape on his own...
  • Vampyr (2018) has Mary Reid, main character Jonathan's sister, also sired by him. She is unwillingly turned due to her sire's madness, and she immediately despises what she has become. She blames her sire for this, in addition, because being a vampire means she can hear her sire's voice whispering in her ear, driving her crazy.
  • A Vampyre Story: Mona hates Shrowdy, the vampire who turned her. Mostly because she didn't actually accept vampirism herself (and for most of the game is in complete denial about it), he just kidnapped her and did it anyway, because he's a creep like that.
  • In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, this is ultimately how Consul M, a previous incarnation of Mio came to feel about Consul N, a past instance of Noah. The latter, unable to handle the thought of living without the former, had joined up with Moebius to obtain immortality, and, without the former's consent, conscripted them as well in order to raise them from the dead. The former did still care about the latter, but hated what they had become.

    Visual Novels 
  • Completely reversed in Tsukihime - Arcueid Brunestud only turned a human into a vampire once, and it was because he tricked her into it, turning him into a vampire powerful enough to complete the reincarnation spells he was developing (due to being sired by what amounted to the single most lethal vampire on Earth)... and causing Arc to react horribly at his blood, go berserk and annihilate her whole species. Now Arc has sworn to spend eternity if so needed hunting the man's incarnations down because in tricking her he completed a reincarnation spell, and will now reincarnate for eternity.


     Web Original 
  • LA By Night: Anabelle was apparently Embraced against her will and promptly abandoned by her Sire without any explanation about what had happened to her, or about the Masquerade beyond leaving her "a snack," leaving her incredibly confused and angry when the Coterie find her and give her the crash course on being a Kindred. The sad part is that, as the others point out, Anabelle still got better treatment from her Sire than many Kindred do. When she finally tracks down her Sire Carver, he reveals what actually happened: Anabelle had been killed by a Nosferatu in an arson gone wrong. Rather than let her be killed, or worse, Embraced by the Nosferatu, Carver Embraced her to save her, but when he went to see if they were followed, she ran away in a fugue without bothering to eat, leading to the events of the first chapter.
  • The Vampair: Zig-zagged; Duke actually loves being a vampire and has been having the time of his un-life ever since transforming, but he also has a very cold relationship with his sire, Artemis. Artemis reminds Duke too much of his emotionally absent, neglectful biological father, whom Duke was running away from. When Duke realized Artemis only wanted a soldier in his war against the werewolves, he walked away.

    Western Animation 
  • Marceline from Adventure Time may provide a more literal example of this with her father, the Lord of Evil. The reason she's upset with him? He ate her fries. Their relationship seems to consist more of a traditional teenager-parent conflict than anything else.
    • In Rebecca Sugar's original version of the song, widely available on YouTube, the reason for her pain was more a conventional "Daddy, why did you make me?/You created me, so why don't you wanna see me?" which nicely combines vampire and teen angsts even as it inverts this trope. My guess is that it was thought a bit much, so new lyrics about fry-stealing were made (then presumably they had their own angst about being made, which [to the show's credit] did let Marceline ask if her Dad cared for her.)
    • Also an interesting twist on the trope, if you consider that Marceline is a half-demon turned vampire, while her father is actually just a full-blooded demon.
    • The Fry Song also is not as disproportionate as it sounds. Marceline's dad was deathless. Marceline... wasn't (yet). And since both were roaming a nuclear wasteland, there was no telling when (or if) the next meal would be. Kind of a dick move, Mr. Abadeer.
    • However, later he tries to force her into being Chaotic Evil and ruling the Nightosphere with a curse amulet and she forgives him pretty easily.
    • Marceline does express a degree of revulsion for the Vampire King. Back when she was a vampire hunter, he bit her with the last of his dying strength and she's grown quite displeased by her eternity. After a brief period where she was human again, the same vampire turned her again (once again in his dying moments) but she's content with it this time around.