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Vampire Physiology
Michael Morbius (Marvel Comics) developed vampiric abilities and attributes from a biochemistry experiment gone wrong.

Power/Ability to:

Use the traits of vampire

The ability to use the abilities of a Vampire. Variation of Undead Physiology. Opposite to Kresnik Physiology.

Also Called

  • Vampire Mimicry
  • Vampiric Mimicry/Physiology
  • Vampirism
  • Vampyre Physiology/Mimicry
  • Vrykolakas


User with this ability either is or can transform into a Vampire, a 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.



For a selection of Vampires, see here.



  • 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.
    • May be unable to enter dwelling without invitation.
    • 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 transport 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.
    • May be bound to their coffin, earth/soil of their crave, etc. How often they need to be in contact of these and the consequences vary widely.
  • 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.

Known Users

See Also: Vampire Tropes


  • Shademan (Mega Man)
  • Shademan.exe (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • Demitri Maximoff (Darkstalkers)
  • Vampires/Vampire Lords (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
    • Babette
    • Lord Harkon
    • Serana
  • The Family (Fallout 3)
  • Vampire Tara (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds)
  • Patrick Redfield (One Piece: Unlimited World Red)
  • Lana'thel (Warcraft)
  • Darkfallen (Warcraft)
  • Nitara (Mortal Kombat)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Cole MacGrath (InFamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Ultimo Excalibur (Ultimo X)
  • Bloody Mary (InFamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • First Borns (InFamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Wario (Super Mario)
  • Lucian (Lunar Knights)
  • Jericho Cross (Darkwatch)
  • Vampires (Legacy of Kain)
  • Ancients (Legacy of Kain)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Oozes (Resident Evil: Revelations)
  • Rachel Alucard (Blazblue)
  • Slayer (Guilty Gear)
  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Alucard (Castlevania)
  • Vampire (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Carmilla (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lil' Vampire (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Remilia Scarlet (Touhou Project)
  • Flandre Scarlet (Touhou Project)


  • Dracula (Dracula)
  • Vampires (Twilight Saga)
  • Vladimir Tod (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
  • Vampire Citizens (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Bill Compton (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Eric Northman (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Pam (True Blood/The Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
  • Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Akasha (The Vampire Chronicles)
  • Vampires (Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark)
    • Della Tsang
    • Burnett James
    • Chase Tallman
    • Chris Whitmore
    • Ellie Mason
    • Chan Hon
    • Feng Tsang
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark)
    • Kylie Galen; via Species-Shifting to become a vampire
    • Hayden Yates; via Species-Shifting to become a vampire
    • Roberto Esparza; via Species-Shifting to become a vampire
    • Mario Esparza; via Species-Shifting to become a vampire
  • Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Raphael Santiago (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Camille Belcourt (The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices)
  • Maureen Brown (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Moroi (Vampire Academy)
  • Strigoi (Vampire Academy)
  • Vampires (Vampirates)


  • Arystar Krory III (D. Gray-Man)
  • Diva (Blood+)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Chiropterans (Blood+)
  • Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Dio Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Vanilla Ice (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders)
  • Myotismon (Digimon)
  • Camula (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
  • Fangs the Vampire (Dragon Ball)
  • Lucifer (Dragon Ball)
  • Count Drac (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Trampire (Dr. Slump)
  • Rachel Alucard (BlazBlue)
  • Mosquito (Soul Eater)
  • Hazuki (Moon Phase)
  • Calera Marker (Chibi Vampire)
  • Henry Marker (Chibi Vampire)
  • Karin Maaka (Chibi Vampire)
  • Ren Maaka (Chibi Vampire)
  • Anju Maaka (Chibi Vampire)
  • Sleepy Ash (Servamp)
  • Tsubaki (Servamp)
  • All of Love (Servamp)
  • Lawless (Servamp)
  • The Mother (Servamp)
  • Doubt Doubt (Servamp)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Magnus Lee (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Abel Nightroad (Trinity Blood)
  • Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Kokoa Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Kahlua Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Akua Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Issa Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Gyokuro Shuzen (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Akasha Bloodriver (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Tsukune Aono (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Touta Konoe (UQ Holder!)
  • Evangeline A.K. McDowell (UQ Holder!)
  • Dana Ananga Jagannatha (UQ Holder!)
  • Remilia Scarlet (Touhou)
  • Flandre Scarlet (Touhou)
  • Vampires (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Staz Charlie Blood (Blood Lad)
  • Braz Daniel Blood (Blood Lad)
  • Liz Tiffany Blood (Blood Lad)
  • Jiro Mochizuki (Black Blood Brothers)
  • Kotaro Mochizuki (Black Blood Brothers)
  • Cassa Jill Warlock (Black Blood Brothers)
  • Count Bloodeau (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)
  • Shiki (Shiki)
  • Cadis Etrama di RAIZEL (Noblesse: Awakening)


  • Purgatory (Chaos! Comics)
  • John Sansker (Spawn) (Image Comics)
  • Zechariah (Invincible) (Image Comics)
  • Mrs. Claus (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Irwin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy/Underfist)
  • Baron Von Ghoulish (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • Keila (Adventure Time)
  • The Vampire King (Adventure Time)
  • The Empress (Adventure Time)
  • The Hierophant (Adventure Time)
  • The Moon (Adventure Time)
  • The Fool (Adventure Time)
  • Dracula (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Mavis (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Chastity (Dynamite Comic)
  • Jubilee (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Tarantula (Fox Feature Syndicate)
  • Count Blood Count (Looney Tunes)
  • Carmilla (Carmilla)
  • Andrew Bennett (DC Comics)
  • Morbius the Living Vampire (Marvel Comics)
  • Durham Red (2000 AD)
  • Aberrations (El Goonish Shive)
  • Mr Burns (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Bart Simpson (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Marge Simpson (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Grampa Simpson (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Homer & Maggie Simpson (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Malaak (Order of the Stick)
  • High Priest of Hel (Order of the Stick)
  • Gomor Hammerfell (Order of the Stick)
  • Vampiredna (The Simpsons Comics)
  • Blade (Marvel)
  • Wolverine (Marvel: What If)
  • Batman of Earth-43 (DC Comics)
  • Bloodscream (Marvel Comics)
  • Vampires (Marvel Comics)
  • Tanya (Batman & Dracula: Red Rain)
  • Hannibal King (Marvel Comics)
  • Bloodstorm (Marvel Comics)
  • Whampire (Ben 10 Omniverse)
  • Vampires (Monster High)
    • Darculaura
    • Valentine
    • Elissabat
  • Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic); via vampire transformation by Twilight Sparkle's magic


  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
    • Angel
    • Spike
    • Drusilla
    • Darla
  • Vampires (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Vampires (Supernatural)
  • Juliet Van Heusen (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Vampires (Blade Trilogy)
  • Vampires (Charmed)
  • Aukon (Doctor Who: State of Decay)
  • Zargo (Doctor Who: State of Decay)
  • Camilla (Doctor Who: State of Decay)
  • Plasmavores (Doctor Who)
  • Saturnyns (Doctor Who)
  • Jessica (True Blood)
  • Nikola Tesla (Sanctuary)
  • Selene (Underworld)
  • Hybrids (Underworld)
  • Baboo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Batlings (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
  • Broodwing (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • Leelee Pimvare (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Necrolai (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Houka Ozu (Mahou Sentai Magiranger); formerly
  • Phantom Spy Vancuria (Mahou Sentai Magiranger); can split apart into two lesser vampires Nai and Mea
  • Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl)
  • Mina Harker (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Fangirea (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • Count Orlok (Nosferatu)
  • Eva (Army of Darkness)
  • Vampires (Being Human)
  • Mateo Rodriguez (Imortal TV Series)
  • Vampires (Imortal TV Series)
  • Vampires (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)
  • Sarah (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Erica (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Rory (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Jesse (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Vampires (Chica Vampiro)
  • Abby (Let Me In)
  • Paulina (The Boy Who Cried Werewolf)
  • Vampires (The Dark Shadows)
  • Mr. Chaney (Masters of Horror)


  • Count Jackula (Channel Awesome)
  • Mavin of the Eventide (Channel Awesome)


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