Vampires are legendary creatures that can be found in almost every culture from virtually every part of the world. A vampire is typically a human corpse, animated by an undeparted human soul, that rises at night and drinks blood. Risen from and sustained beyond death by Lucifer or some other demonic/satanic source, vampires are supernatural predators of humans who are compelled to drink the blood of living humans to maintain their preternatural existence and power.

Vampires are mythical beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (usually blood) of living creatures. In folkloric tales, vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhood they inhabited when they were alive. A vampire's appearance is the same as when they were humans, however they have common features, such as fangs, which usually descend at will, when they're about to feed, threatened, or attacking. Vampirism is spread by the ingestion of vampire blood or by its direct introduction to the human blood stream. Newly turned vampires are confused and disoriented, especially while adjusting to the overwhelmingly sharp senses and sensitivity to light. Bloodlust usually sets in after and drives the newborns into a killing spree. They normally seek the one who changed them, known as their maker, and usually accept them as their leader. Most vampires develop or integrated a nest or hive, called a covenant. The newly turned vampires are still half-human until their first drink of blood. Vampires live forever, and several depicted vampires are hundreds years of age or older and they also mate for life. Their diet is blood, usually human blood, but they can still survive on the blood of animals. Vampires must keep their victims alive or their blood becomes toxic to them. Vampires are a demonic entity/ being who subsists by feeding on the life essence of living creatures (often in the form of blood), regardless of whether the vampire is undead or a living person/being. While all vampires need some form of life-essence, the quality and quantity vary greatly: from daily to rarely, from needing lethal amounts to barely notable, from sentient blood freshly drained to rare steak. Physically vampires are similar to their non-vampiric species, but exact changes their state causes vary greatly: more common effects include pale/white skin, glowing eyes (possibly changing to golden or red), prominent canines or generally predatory appearance, but some have no visible changes at all, while others barely pass for a humanoid. Mentally vampires vary from perfectly normal persons with unusual dietary requirements to predatory, calculating beings, to hunger-driven blood-junkies. Generally vampires are physically imposing beings with excellent strength, speed, endurance and agility, excellent senses, extended living-span nearing ageless and high-level resistance to damage. Other abilities include ability to turn other beings into vampires (possibly involuntarily), mental abilities, transformation into animals or mist, etc. Note that vampires are able to learn Magic, so the variety of powers some have isn't so much result of them being vampires as their own studies.</p></p>

Powers and AbilitiesEditEdit

  • Enhanced Senses - Vampires have extremely keen senses that are superior to those of humans.They possess remarkable hearing and a strong sense of smell. A vampire can track a human's blood over long distances.
  • Immortality- Vampires can potentially live forever. They never age and are immune to disease and disability
  • Enhanced Agility - Vampires possess amazing agility.They can climb up walls and jump off buildings without hurting themselves.Vampires also have greater reflexes than humans. 
  • Night Vision - Vampires can see in the dark.
  • Flight - Vampires can fly in bat form or under their own power.
  • Shape-Shifting- Vampires can transform into mists, bats, owls, crows, wolves, and (on the rare occasion) other humans
  • Superhuman strength- Vampires are far stronger than humans, with their power levels varying between media
  • Superhuman Speed- Vampires speed is greater than humans.
  • Weather Manipulation- Vampires can manipulate the weather and the elements thereof.
  • Mental Manipulation- Vampires can erase, restore, or fabricate a person's memories
  • Hypnosis- Vampires can hypnotize humans to their will
  • Telepathy- Vampires can read the thoughts of a human being
  • Telekinesis- Vampires can move objects with their mind
  • Supernatural Regeneration- Vampires can heal quickly from wounds in a matter of seconds. They have the incredible capability to regrow limbs and mend their own broken bones.
  • Wall-crawling- Vampires can adhere to sheer surfaces
  • Vampirization- Vampires can convert humans to Vampires
  • Invisibility-(Hollywood myth) Vampires can't turn themselves entirely invisible. Instead they tend to morph into the shadows. In their shadow form they can protect themselves from the suns rays.
  • Magic- Vampires are highly capable of learning to manipulate Magic (mainly dark magic ex. Necromancy).
  • Decelerated Aging, Immortality, or Semi-Immortality
  • Enhanced Condition or Supernatural Condition

Unique powers and abilities Edit

Blood Consumption

List of types of vampires Edit

A[edit] • Abchanchu – Bolivia[1] • Abere – Melanesia[2] • Adze – Ghana[3] • Alnwick Castle (Vampire of) – England[4] • Alp – Germany[5] • Andilaveris – Kithos Island, Greece[6] • Aniukha – Siberia, Russia[3] • Apotamkin - Quileute • Arnold Paole-Serbia • Asanbosam – Ashanti people[7] • Asema – Surinam[8] • Asiman – Ashanti people[9] • Aswang – Philippines[10] • Aufhocker – Germany • Azeman – Ashanti people B[edit] • Baital – India • also called Vetala • also called Betail • Bajang – Malaysia • Baka – HooDoo Tradition • Bantu – India. There are three main kinds of this vampire including • Bantu Dugong • Bantu Parl • Bantu Saburo • Baobhan Sith – Highlands of Scotland • Bas – Malaysia • Bebarlang – Philippines • The Berwick Vampire – England • Bhauangkara – Tibet • Bhūta – India • Bibi – the Balkans • The Blow Vampire – 1706 Kadam, Bohemia • Blautsauger – Germany • also spelled Blutsauger • Brahmaparush – India • Breslan Vampire – 17th Century Breslau, Poland • Bruja – Spain and Central America • Bruxa – Portugal with the males being called • Bruxo • the Buckinghamshire Vampire – 1196 Buckinghamshire, England C[edit] • Cadaver Sanguins – England • Callicantzaro – Greece • Camazotz – Maya Mythology • Canchus - Peru also spelled • Pumapmicuc • Catacano – Crete • also spelled Kathakano • Cihuateteo – Aztec Mythology • Chedipe – India • Children of Judas – Bulgaria and Serbia • Chordewa – Bengal • Chupacabra – Originated in Puerto Rico; subsequent reports (some erroneous) in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, The United States of America • Churel – India • also spelled Churail • Cihuacoatl - Aztec • Cihuateteo – Mexico • Croglin Grange, The Vampire of – Cumberland, England D[edit] • Dachnavar – Armenia with the following spelling variations: • Dakhanavar • Dashnavar • Dala-Kumara Yaka - Sri Lanka • Danag – Philippines • Danav • Dearg-dul – Ireland with the spelling variation • Dearg-due • Dhampire – Slovakia with the following variations in spelling: • Dhampyr • Dhampiresa • Dampyr • Dila – Philippines • Djadadjii - Bulgaria <this is a vampire hunter> • Doppelsauger – Germany also spelled • Dubblesuger • Draugr - Norse also spelt • Aptrgangr E[edit] • Edimmu – Sumer \ Iraq with the following spelling variation: • Ekimmu • Empusa – Ancient Greece which is also called: • Mormolykiai • Empusas • Eretik - Russia • Eretica - could be the female version of Eretik • Estrie – Jewish Tradition F[edit] • Fifollet – United States (Louisiana) also spelled: • Feu Follet G[edit] • Ghoul - Arabia, Europe and Persia • Glaistig – Scotland • Grando the Carniola Vampire – Yugoslavia 1689 H[edit] • Hannya – Japan • Haubui- Norwegian • Hidam Vampire – Hungary • The Highgate Vampire – Highgate Cemetery England • Hisi-Hsua-Kuei – China • hooh-strah-dooh – Wyandot – North America • Hupia - Taíno with the spelling variations • opia • opi'a • op'a • operi'to I[edit] • Impundulu – South Africa • plural iimpundulu • also called ishologu • Incubus – Medieval Europe with the female counterpart • Succubus • Inovercy – Russia J[edit] • Jaracaca – Brazil • Jenglot - Indonesian and Malaysian • Jiangshi – China, also under the names of • Kiang shi • Kuang shi • Chang Kuei • Jaques SaintTray • Jigarkhwar – India • also spelled Jigarkhor K[edit] • K'uei – China • Kalu-Kumara Yaka - Sri Lanka • Kappa 河童 – Japan with the following spelling variations: • Gataro 川太郎 • Kawako 川子 • Kasha – Japan • Kataknana – Crete • Kichkandi - Nepal • Kephn – Burma • Kozlak – Dalamatia • Krvopijac - Bulgarian • Kudlak – Czechoslovakia • Kuzlak – Dalmatia • Kukudhi – Albania • Kyuuketsuki 吸血鬼 – Japan • karalanos - Egypt L[edit] • Laistrygones - Ancient Greece, also under the names of • Laestrygones • Laistrygonians • Laestrygonians • La Llorona – Central America and the United States • Lamia – Libya • Lampire – Bosnia[citation needed] • Langsuir – Malaysia, also under the names of the • Langsuyar • Pontianak • Kuntilanak • Leanashe - Ireland • Lemures – Ancient Rome • Leanhaum-shee – Ireland • Liebava – Moravia • Lidérc – Hungary • Lilith לִּילִית – Sumer \ Iraq, with another name of • Lilitu • Loogaroo – Caribbean Islands \ Mauritius • Lugat – Albania, also under the name of • Liogat • Kukuthi M[edit] • Manananggal - Philippines also spelt • Tanggal • Mandurugo – Philippines • Mara – Slavonic also spelled: • Mora • Masan – India also spelled: • Masani • Mati-Anak – Malaysia also spelled • Pontianak • The Melrose Vampire – Melrose Abby, Scotland • Melusine – France • The Mikonos Vampire – Greece 1702 • Mmbyu – India also spelled or an early form of • Pocu Pati • Mullo – Gypsy the plural being Mulé, with the following spelling variation: • Mullo • Muroni - Romania N[edit] • Nachtzehrer – Germany with the following possible spelling variations: • Neuntoter • Nachttoter • Nelapsi – Slovakia • Nora – Hungary • Nosferatu - Romania O[edit] • Obayifo – Ashanti • Obur - Bulgaria • Ohyn – Poland • Ol' Higue - Jamaica • Opyrb - Slavic with the following spelling variation • Opirb P[edit] • Pacu Pati – India • Pelesit – Malaysia • Penanggal – Malaysia • Petar Blagojevich – Serbia[citation needed] • Peuchen - Chile • Pichal Peri - India • Pichas - Nepal • Pishtaco - South America, Peru • Pontianak - Malaysia Q[edit] R[edit] • Rakshasa – India • Ramanga - Madagascar • Revenants – England • Richmond Vampire – Richmond, Virginia, USA • Riri Yaka - Sri Lanka • Ruza Vlajna - Serbia S[edit] • Sava Savanović – Serbia • Shtriga - Albania • Soucouyant - Trinidadian Guadeloupean it has the spelling variation • Soucriant • Strigoi – Romania with the following variations • Strigoaica • Moroi • Strix – Ancient Rome with the following spelling variations • Striga • Stirge • Strige • Strzyga - Slavic • Suangi - New Guinea • Sukuyan – Caribbean • Succubus – Judeo-Christian • Sybaris – Greece T[edit] • Talamaur – Australia • Thayé - Burma with the spelling variation • Tasei • Tlahuelpuchi – Mexico with the following spelling variation • Tlaciques U[edit] • Ubour – Bulgaria • Upier - Poland • Vjesci (pronounced as "vyeskee") • Njetop (pronounced as "nyetop") • Wupji (pronounces as "woopyee") • Ohyn • Upir – Ukraine though could be linked to • Upyr - Russia • Uruku - Mesopotamia • Ustrel – Bulgaria • Utukku – Iraq V[edit] • Vampire pumpkins and watermelons - Balkan • Vampiro - Brazil and Portugal • Vapir - Bulgaria • Vârcolac – Romania with the variations • Varcolaci • Pricolici • Vǎrkolak - Bulgaria • Vendalla - Ethiopia • Vetalas – India • Vhlk'h dlaka – Greece • Vipir • Vjesci – Germany • Opji • Wupji • Vampir - Slovenia,Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Croatia • Vourdalak – Russia • Vrykolakas βρυκόλακας – Greece with the spelling variation • Vorvolakas • Vrykolatios - Santorini W[edit] • Wak Wak - Philippines • Wampir - Poland • Wurdulac - Russian has a spelling variation • Verdilak X[edit] Y[edit] • Yama – Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia • Yara-ma-yha-who – Australia • Yaka - Sri Lanka • Yaksha - Sri Lanka, India Z[edit] • Zaloznye Pokojniki – Russia • Zorfabio – New Zealand • Zaolas - Brazil

Limitations and Weaknesses Edit

  • All need some form of life-force, but exact amounts and quality varies, as well as the consequences of not feeding. Some may feel nothing more than normal hunger, others age or weaken rapidly and some enter feral state that ends only after they have fed.
  • Vampires have traditionally several weaknesses, but how effective these are to individual vampire varies greatly:
    • Direct sunlight may cause instant Disintegration, burn like fire or prevent the use of supernatural powers. Originally, vampires had to sleep in their coffin during the day, and sunlight wasn't fatal, they were merely dormant during the day making it "easy" to sneak up on them.
    • Wooden stake through the heart. In most modern depictions, this is fatal; in the original folklore, it merely stops the vampire from leaving their coffin. In most of the older stories, one had to use a hammer or a grave digger's shovel to drive the stake in, which meant that vampire stakings mainly happened during the day when the vampire was asleep. In some cases a special specimen of wood is needed for the stake to be effective, commonly Hawthorn, and occasionally it needs to be blessed or enchanted.
    • Decapitation - and as a bonus point, this one isn't exactly exclusive to vampires; it conveniently works on almost any supernatural creature, and humans too. Then again, so does a stake through the heart...
    • Running water acts like a barrier they can't cross, though this might be circumvented by making others carry them.
    • Crosses, but not necessarily other religious symbols. In modern renditions, this is usually subject to the power of belief of the wielder, the vampire, both, or neither.
    • Certain plants or substances, garlic or silver being most common.
  • If vampires and werewolves are natural enemies, one may be vulnerable to their bite/scratch.
  • Vampiric Toxicity
  • Conversion Negation may revert vampires to their original forms.
    • Silver - Silver burns vampires on contact.
    • Decapitation - Vampires can be killed by cutting off their head.  
    • Cross - Crosses will frighten vampires and/or will burn them if touched by one.
    • Heart Removal - When the heart of the vampire is removed they will die.
    • Fire - Vampires are as vulnerable to fire as humans
    • Sunlight - A vampire can be killed by the sun's rays. Certain types of vampires are immune to the sun.
    • Impaling The Heart- Destroying the heart (e.g. a wooden stake to the heart) is a definite way to kill vampires.
    • Holy Water - Holy water burns a vampire's skin like acid.
    • Holy Ground - Vampires cannot step foot on holy ground (ex. churches)
    • Garlic - Vampires are repulsed by garlic because of their enhanced senses.
    • Werewolves - If a vampire is bitten or scratched by a werewolf they will eventually die.
      • Machines programed to suck out their vampire's esense.

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