The power to be a nocturnal creature able to withstand exposure to direct sunlight. Related power to Selective Invulnerability.

Also Called

  • Daywalking
  • The Daywalker


User is a nocturnal creature (typically a vampire) able to withstand exposure to direct sunlight and be active during the day. This can be because they are a Dhampir, are endowed with magic or are unique physically in one way or another.



  • May only last for a limited time.
  • May be dependent on mystical artifacts.
  • Sunlight may still weaken the user and/or cause discomfort.

Known Users


  • The Moon (Adventure Time); via Regenerative Healing Factor
  • Ghostfreak (Ben 10)
  • Count Duckula (Count Duckula)
  • Coldstone (Gargoyles)
  • Changelings (Trollhunters)
  • Stalklings (Trollhunters)


  • New vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mina Harker (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Blade (Marvel Comics)
  • Nina Price/Vampire by Night (Marvel Comics)
  • American Vampires (American Vampire)


  • Vampires (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)
  • Drake (Blade: Trinity)
  • Bat Gremlin (Gremlins 2: The New Batch)
  • Gypsy (The Twins Effect); after swallowing the Vampire King's bloodstain
  • Hybrids (Underworld)
    • Michael Corvin
  • Selene (Underworld); after drinking the blood of Alexander Corvinus
  • David (Underworld); via the blood of Selene.


  • Dhampir (Folklore)


  • Count Dracula (Dracula)
  • Daylighters (Shadowhunters/Mortal Instruments)
    • Simon Lewis
  • Vampires and vampire-chameleons (Shadow Falls); though sunlight annoys them
  • Vampires (Twilight)
  • Akasha (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Vampires (The Vampire Diaries); through an enchanted Lapis Lazuli

Live Action TV

  • Connor (Angel)
  • Vampires (Being Human); though still uncomfortable for them
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel); via the Gem of Amarra
  • Vampires (Chica Vampiro)
  • Phantom Spy Vancuria (Mahou Sentai Magiranger)
  • Rory, Sarah and Erica (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Necrolai (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Vampires (True Blood); temporarily, after drinking Faerie blood
  • Warlow (True Blood)
  • Vampires/Originals (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals); via Daylight Rings
  • Hybrids (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)


  • Fangs the Vampire Man (Dragon Ball)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Kars (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Vampire Tribe (Kou 1 Desu Ga Isekai De Joushu Hajimemashita)
  • Evangeline A.K. McDowell (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Hazuki/Luna (Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase)

Video Games


  • All jade blooded trolls (Homestuck)
    • Kanaya Maryam

Known Objects

  • Gem of Amarra (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Red Stone of Aja (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Eye of Odin (Gargoyles)
  • Mayan Sun Amulet (Gargoyles)
  • Faerie Blood (True Blood)
  • Vampire King Blood (Twins Effect)
  • Enchanted Lapis Lazuli (The Vampire Diaries)