resemble humans, and most started off as such. How their species spreads is through an infection travelling through bodily fluids, most notable saliva and blood. Simply put, vampires are walking corpses that manage to function properly only by feeding on blood. What the species' blood the vampire feeds on is up to preference, and most prefer to feed solely on humans. Though they have a natural instinct to prey on anything containing blood. Vampires are able to eat foods typically consumed by humans, but it does not sustain them and provides them no nutrients. It tends to make them ill. Vampires who make a bad habit of this will find themselves starved. They may have been human at one point, but they are not anymore. They stay the same age as they were on the day they were turned. They forfeit growth and maturity in exchange for eternal life.
Vampires are considered demonic in nature. But it is debatable whether or not they are actual demons. Some consider them to be either devils or of the undead. If they are demons, many consider them to be the lowest form of demon.
Direct exposure to sunlight is extremely painful for vampires. The daytime seems to make them sleepy by default. Garlic and roasted soybeans only harm them if they consume them or if they make contact with the skin. Christian crosses and holy imagery seems to harm them without having to make contact with skin, but only in the long term. In the short term, skin contact with Christian crosses and holy imagery seem to leave a burn. They are physically unable to enter churches or holy places.
A vampire's first defense mechanism against a predator is often their bite. When aggravated or startled, they tend to hiss or growl, and most try to make themselves appear larger than they really are in order to intimidate. The power of a vampire varies by individual, but most are considered to be weak. Besides sustaining themselves with blood, most vampires do not possess any natural inhuman abilities, such as heightened strength or speed. They are unable to fly, even if they do possess wings, or turn into bats.
Common traits in vampires:
- Pointed ears
- Sharp fangs
- Abnormally pale skin
- Paper white skin
- Small stature (in the case of some)
- Bat-like wings or artificially-crafted wings (in the case of some)
[x] Inspiration from Tearzah.