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Vampire Physiology
Michael Morbius (Marvel) 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 and opposite of Kresnik Physiology.

Also Called

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


User with this ability either is or can transform into an 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 chancing 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.
    • 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.

Known Users

See Also: Vampire Tropes


  • Shademan (Mega Man)
  • Shademan.exe (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • Demitri Maximoff (Darkstalkers)
  • Babette (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Vampire Tara (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds)
  • 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)


  • 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)
  • All vampires and vampire-chameleons (Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark)
    • Della Tsang
    • Burnett James
    • Chase
    • Chris
    • Ellie Mason
    • Chan
    • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rachel Alucard (BlazBlue)
  • Mosquito (Soul Eater)
  • 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)
  • Remilia Scarlet (Touhou)
  • Flandre Scarlet (Touhou)
  • Jiro Mochizuki (Black Blood Brothers)
  • Kotaro Mochizuki (Black Blood Brothers)
  • Cassa Jill Warlock (Black Blood Brothers)
  • Count Bloodeau (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)


  • Mrs. Claus (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Irwin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy/Underfist)
  • Marceline the Vampire Queen (Adventure Time)
  • Dracula (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Mavis (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Chastity ("Dynamite Comic")
  • Jubilee (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Tarantula (Fox Feature Syndicate)
  • Carmilla (Carmilla)
  • Andrew Bennett (DC Comics)
  • Morbius the Living Vampire (Marvel)
  • Durham Red (2000 AD)
  • 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)
  • Darculaura (Monster High)
  • Valentine (Monster High)
  • Elissabat (Monster High)


  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 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)
  • Jessica (True Blood)
  • Nikola Tesla (Sanctuary)
  • Hybrids (Underworld)
  • Baboo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Batlings (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
  • Broodwing (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • Houka Ozu (Mahou Sentai Magiranger); formerly
  • Phantom Spy Vancuria (Mahou Sentai Magiranger); who can split apart into two lesser vampires Nai and Mea
  • Leelee Pimvare (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Necrolai (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl)
  • Mina Harker (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Fangirea (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • Count Orlok (Nosferatu)
  • Selene (Underworld)
  • Eva (Army of Darkness)
  • 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)

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