First off to all of the idiots here-
The most famous vampire was
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia more commonly
known as Vlad the Impaler or simply as Dracula.
There was a female type of Dracula that bathed in blood.
And she was sentence to solitary confinement in her castle.
Second off I'll note that you have probably never seen a
Photo of Béla Lugosi (Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó)
He did almost all of the famous Dracula films
From 1930 to the 1940's. Also called Talkies.
Appearance- They would basically resemble Béla Lugosi.
Abilities- They would have some enhances strength
Possibly some enhanced hearing, that's about it.
Blood- There are three known bats that drink blood.-
The Common Vampire Bat typically consumes the blood of mammals,
And the Hairy-legged and White-winged feed on the blood of birds.
Powers- Ok Special powers- some type of hypnotism.
But most powers would be more of transformation into a bat.
The type they would probably become is the Megabat
They are also called fruit bats, old world fruit bats, or flying foxes.
The largest reach 40 cm (16 inches) in length and attain a wingspan of 150 cm (5 feet), weighing in at nearly 1 kg (2.2 pounds).
About the few you listed some are claimed but most aren't
Really fact yet. The CIA and KGB DID research some types of psychic abilities. The Soviets were very interested in the research.
Burning- No vampire wears shiny stuff.
Vlad didn't and Béla Lugosi didn't.
Sleep- The coffin is from the European myths and legends
About vampires, ever thing needs to sleep.
Now if they could go in to a type of sub-hibernation that can be induced into humans then that would still count
For the sun most come out at night to avoid detection.
They need to take a 'host to feed on' so why would
They want to go in the day time?
Venom- If some one was to become a vampire one way to turn
Them back is to kill the 'main vampire'.
There is no way that the 'poison' can be extracted from
To be killed- The tradition is to impale the body basically
HAMMER THE BODY TO THE GROUND WITH A
STAKE IN THE SHAPE OF A 'T OR A 'CROSS'.
THEN YOU HAD TO CUT THE HEAD OFF
TO COMPLETE THE TASK.
As for the heart I'm not sure but if I was a true vampire
Like Béla Lugosi Then my heart would beat.
A zombies' heart beats slowly and i think that's what your thinking of.
And by the way Twilite has some major plot holes..
And it DID ruin the Vampire thing.
Also for the record The Romanians think of
VLAD THE IMPALER AS A HERO!
Since he did keep them orthodox christan for seven years
Through fear and he got rid of all the peasants in one day.
Here is two pages about Vampires. pages 498 and 499.
'Vampires are the living corpses of the undead who, instead of giving'
'Back their bodies to the earth, fire, air or water and decomposing'
'In the usual way, are animated by their own or another spirit to'
'Drink blood or draw energy, goodness or virtue from the living'
'Those who have been bitten and thus infected by a vampire become'
'Vampires them selves when they are dead. Vampires are thus'
'Predatory upon the life-energy of the living and have a vested interest'
'In maintaining their own half-life by such methods. In European'
'Lore, vampires return to their coffins at daybreak, when the'
'Cockerel crows or when church bells ring. The strongest vampire'
'Craze struck Hungary in the 18th century, and middle and southern'
'Europe from Poland to Albania And Greece still harbour these traditions.'
One of the most famous woodcuts of the period shows Vlad feasting in a forest of stakes and their grisly burdens outside Brașov, while a nearby executioner cuts apart other victims. This place was famously known as the
'Forest of the Impaled.'
In this forest is a story of Vlad's "sense of humor": a servant was holding his nose and Vlad said to him while feasting, "Why do you do that?" The servant replied, "I cannot stand the stench." Vlad immediately ordered him impaled on the highest stake and said, "Then you shall live up there, where the stench cannot reach you."
Vlad the Impaler is alleged to have committed even more impalements and other tortures against invading Ottoman forces. It was reported that an invading Ottoman army turned back in fright when it encountered thousands of rotting corpses impaled on the banks of the Danube. It has also been said that in 1462 Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, a man noted for his own psychological warfare tactics, returned to Constantinople after being sickened by the sight of 20,000 impaled corpses outside Vlad's capital of Târgoviște. Many of the victims were Turkish prisoners of war Vlad had previously captured during the Turkish invasion. The total Turkish casualty toll in this battle reached over 40,000. The warrior sultan turned command of the campaign against Vlad over to subordinates and returned to Constantinople, even though his army had initially outnumbered Vlad's three to one and was better equipped.
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