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Old 08-01-2009, 05:09 PM
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Supernatural Mythology: A place to discuss the genre [TVD Franchise and others] and the mythology of the creatures of the shows


The Mythology of The Vampire Diaries
  • If they don't feed off human blood, they can't do cool tricks like mind control
  • A wooden stake through the heart will kill them.
  • They can live off animal blood
  • They can move really fast and jump really high
  • They can stand daylight if they wear a special ring
  • They can control what people think by staring in their eyes
  • If someone is wearing a special necklace (with vervain), they can't be glamored


The Mythology of Moonlight
  • They drink blood so they don't age
  • They sleep in a freezer
  • They can live on blood from a blood bank
  • Daylight weakens them and being exposed to the sun for too long can kill a vampire
  • Decapitation or fire will kill them
  • Garlic and crucifixes don't hurt them
  • Flight, Fight, Feed and Sex will turn a vampire
  • Stake through the heart paralyzes them as does silver
  • The sun makes them sick
  • They heal very fast
  • They have excellent hearing and smell
  • They get more powerful as they grow older


The Mythology of Anne Rice's Vampires
  • They are not affected by garlic, crosses or silver, and they cannot be killed with wooden stakes.
  • Human blood is preferred as it is more nutritious, but animal blood can also be drunk.
  • They do not age physically but their skin become very white.
  • Younger vampires can usually be killed by exposure to sunlight or fire. But thousand years vampires aren't mich affected.
  • Old ones can fly.
  • They can read minds of weaker vampires and mortals
  • They can move very quick. Old vampires can even move matter using thier minds.
  • They are very emotional.
  • They can become weak when they drank blood of a person who was dead for quite some time.


The Mythology of the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer
  • they glow in the sun, but sunlight doesn't hurt them
  • the good ones feed once in a while on animal blood
  • their skin is pale, feels cold and is hard as stone
  • they don't sleep
  • some vampires have special abilities (read minds, tell the future, control others emotions)
  • nothing can kill a vampire, except a vampire or a werewolf (new moon)
  • they can move quickly and are very strong
  • they have no fangs but their teeth are razor sharp and can eat thru metal
  • once they fall in love, its a permanent change for them. they're in love forever with that person
  • they can eat real food but would have to choke it up later
  • they have venom, which left to spread in your body, after being bitten, will turn you into a vampire after 3 days of pain
  • they don't age and all their body fluids are replaced by venom
  • they can change their eye color. if they're hungry or angry they have pitch black eyes. vampires that feed on animal blood have golden eyes. newborns and vamps that hunt humans have red eyes.


The Mythology of the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series by J.R. Ward
  • The Brotherhood is a group of warrior vampires that is protecting the race from lessers. Lessers are the enemy. They hunt vampires and kill vampires. It's hard for the woman to make it through childbirth, so the childbirth rate is very low.
  • Vampire males and females can only drink blood from each other. Human blood won't sustain them. They only have to drink once a month, I think.
  • They can't stand daylight and they heal fast.


The Mythology of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and Angel
  • New vampires are born through siring. After the blood loss and drinking of a vampire's blood, they reawaken after an undetermined time (could be hours or even days) feeling disoriented, but acquire clarity usually after the first feeding
  • A wooden stake through the heart will kill them, as will decapitation, fire, and exposure to the sun
  • They have enhanced senses and supernatural strength
  • They usually sleep in coffins and/or dark places
  • They can look like humans, but in their vampire form their faces get deformed and demonic looking
  • There's a rare race of vampires called the "Turok-Han", the primordial ones. They're ferocious and animalistic, "the vampires that vampires fear". They have no rational thought. They're stronger and tougher to kill than the regular ones.


The Mythology of Blood Ties
  • Vampires die when they come in contact with sunlight
  • Once a vampire feeds from a lover, she eventually dies
  • Vampires are very territorial and don't want any other vampires hunting where they hunt
  • The vampire has immense strength and incredible speed that can, in the dark of the night, render him almost invisible. He can hear a heartbeat hundreds of yards away, smell prey through a brick wall and see through the inky darkness of the night.
  • He has strong powers of persuasion and can make people do things against their will
  • There is one thing that can strip a vampire of it's powers. It's a sundial that is placed on the hear. Don't know the name though. Anyone?


The Mythology of True Blood
  • When vampires live in groups they don't care about rules, but a vampire alone tries to keep his/her human side alive
  • The vampire stays hidden during the day
  • The older the vampire gets, the stronger they become
  • When a human drinks vampire blood, it will not turn that person, but the vampire they drank from can sense that person and will know when they are in danger
  • Vampire blood will heighten a humans senses and libido
  • The vampire has immense strength and incredible speed that can, in the dark of the night, render him almost invisible.
  • Silver makes a vampire weak and will eventually kill them
  • Vampires can enter Churches, be near Crosses
  • Vampires can be photographed.
  • Vampire cry blood tears


The Mythology of Vampires on Supernatural
  • They can go into sunlight as long as it's in-direct
  • A stake through the heart will kill them.
  • Only way to kill Vamps if to decapitate them
  • Deadmans blood weakens them
  • Vamps fangs don't pop out, another set of teeth come out
  • They can sleep in beds
  • They mostly travel in packs

*** big hugs to Yvonne (pinkpaisley) and the Moonlight Board for the wonderful OP!



We can discuss all the different mythologies we've come across in books, tv shows and movies here. Since I'm a vampire fan since Lestat, we can also differentiate VD from other vampire mythology.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:17 PM
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My only 'knowledge' is from Buffy and Twilight. *blinks* Let's ignore Twilight...

So, how do these vamps compare to BtVS?
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Yep.

Don't worry, my knowledge in the vampire world only exists with Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, Twilight, True Blood.

We can discuss their similarities and differences here.
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:07 PM
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I only know, vampire from Buffy, Angel, True blood, The house of night(Marked) and Twilight :pause: forget Twilight....

i really like Angel and Buffy vampires, I think I want VD vampire look like that
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I actually think that the modern day vampire stuff like twilight somehow is better. It's an improved version of the vampires before. Who remembers Count Dracula?

I wanted to know in VD:
1. What's sunlight's effect on them?
2. Do they need caskets?
3. Silver bullet, etc?

How far are they going to use what's written in the books to the show.
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i remember that Dracula is not really in Bram Stoker's Dracula(the book)
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:26 PM
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My only 'knowledge' is from Buffy and Twilight. *blinks* Let's ignore Twilight...
I'm with you there.

I've never read the books; how are they portrayed in there?
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:37 AM
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I actually think that the modern day vampire stuff like twilight somehow is better. It's an improved version of the vampires before. Who remembers Count Dracula?

I wanted to know in VD:
1. What's sunlight's effect on them?
2. Do they need caskets?
3. Silver bullet, etc?

How far are they going to use what's written in the books to the show.
In VD, sunlight does kill Vampires unless they're wearing a special stone called lapis lazuli, it keeps them from burning up. In promo pics you can see both Stefan and Damon wearing lapis lazuli rings. Matching ones mind you.

Don't need caskets, since they can go out in the day. And they sleep in normal beds.

I'm trying to remember from the books if they're anything that can kill them, but not really. They aren't affected by crosses, garlic, sliver. I suppose stakes to the heart might do it. But from what I remember the only thing that really kills them is sunlight if they aren't wearing the lapis lazuli.
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Great thread Gay!
I haven't read the Anne Rice Vampires but i have pretty much everything else!
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Hi guys! nice discussion over here
I like the concept in VD that a vampire can't enter a house unless he's been invited, I hope it gets highlighted in the tv series
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In VD, sunlight does kill Vampires unless they're wearing a special stone called lapis lazuli, it keeps them from burning up. In promo pics you can see both Stefan and Damon wearing lapis lazuli rings. Matching ones mind you.

Don't need caskets, since they can go out in the day. And they sleep in normal beds.

I'm trying to remember from the books if they're anything that can kill them, but not really. They aren't affected by crosses, garlic, sliver. I suppose stakes to the heart might do it. But from what I remember the only thing that really kills them is sunlight if they aren't wearing the lapis lazuli.
call me crazy but I think that decapitation could kill them but it would be very tricky to get close to one to cut there heads off so it probably does not happen that much
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:02 AM
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Now those are something I personally am looking forward to see in the show.

Thanks for the book info Meghan and Weena Those are interesting stuff and if they get highlighted in the show could pose more SL to them.

Jen - Anne Rice's vampires both have modern and classic vampire qualities. They are not affected or killed by crosses, garlic, wooden stakes. Though, they still do need coffins to sleep. Sunlight could kill them, too (the newbies) but ancient vampires and those who had drank blood from the ancient ones could go out in the sun. They also automatically feel "sleepy" when dawn is near and when they sleep, they become dead bodies. As for the appearance, they have pale skin, glass fingernails, luminous eyes. They don't feel any sexual urges as well and they are unable to make babies.

Oh girls, we can still talk about Twilight. It's a vampire movie/book as well. We just have to be careful not to cross the line of bashing. I trust that we can handle that. ;nod:
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Don't worry about me I for one like the Twilight novels
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Oh girls, we can still talk about Twilight. It's a vampire movie/book as well. We just have to be careful not to cross the line of bashing. I trust that we can handle that. ;nod:
Oh, you gotta remind me not to, I tend to be sarcastic about Twilight once in awhile, uh-oh *hides
but I mean no harm, that's just me and my opinionated mind
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