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How does the stun fangs from a vampire works?

I am looking for a biological mechanism to explain how a vampire's fangs could incapacitate a person using electricity much similar to the effect of a stun gun, they can also stun their own kind with ...
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Despite having serrated fangs, why doesn't the vampire make a mess during a feast?

The vampire loves fresh blood and often sneaks into houses at night to feast. It would wait for nightfall when the occupants were asleep and then force their fangs into the neck of it's victims. ...
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How can a vampire produce T cells at home?

Let's say that there's a vampire that consumes human blood for a regular re-infusion of T cells - both a convenient way to explain why they don't need massive amounts of it (you only need a few, and ...
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Would a somewhat benign "vampiric" virus be doomed to infect everyone?

In one of the books of the The Witcher series Geralt has been told by a vampire (Regis, if I recall) that it was not true that vampirism could be spread by bite. He elaborated that the whole idea was ...
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Could a "vampire restaurant" be logistically feasible?

There's this reasonably common concept in vampire fiction when the vampires are open members of society: oftentimes there are these businesses where vampires pay to drink blood straight from humans' ...
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How could a vampire acquire specifically human blood without killing anyone?

I've seen a similar question posted here, but my vampires require specifically human blood. Anything other than human blood or water is disgusting and indigestible to them. Some more notes: Drinking ...
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Building a better brainwash-sweeping system

I have a story involving a town in the late 90s where vampires, among other mythical humanoids, openly live amongst humans. These vampires are the friendly, pro-human sort, and thus they have a lot of ...
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How does one evade a highly determined vampire-sasquatch in an abandoned city?

A Sasquatch-vampire is a rather formidable entity, whose physical characteristics I will list all of in case one is relevant to the question: there is nothing supernatural about them they vary from ...
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How can a symbiotic bacteria affect psychology?

Let's say that I have a vampire. This vampire is engaged in a symbiosis with some kind of bacteria; this bacteria grants it increased blood oxidization, cancer-fighting abilities, improved neural ...
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Would it be biologically advantageous for a vampire that doesn't need that much blood to lick away skin in order to extract it, rather than bite?

Let's say that there's a vampire that doesn't need much blood per day - something like a teaspoon. Instead of deriving nutrition from it, they need it for its antibodies, so that their nonfunctional ...
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Loopholes of Imperi

After posting Hiding Vampires In Plain Sight, I realized that I either had to explain away a vampire's odd traits with a mutant variant of Toxoplasma gondii (no easy task) or somehow keep people's ...
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What could cause a dead creature to immediatley (or almost) turn into crystal/gemstones [closed]

So in my world Vampires are their own species similar to humans, almost no magic is involved. When they die I have it so they would, in a relatively short amount of time, turn into diamond or other ...
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How long can a vampire live?

Okay, say I have a castle with a single vampire living in it. They need to drink the blood of 5 humans per day to survive, but they can substitute with animal blood, or by taking small amounts from ...
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Why would vampires require human blood?

In my world, vampires need to consume a small quantity of human blood every month to survive. They usually supplement their diet with animal blood and human food. A vampire which goes without human ...
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What would happen if a refrigerated bag of human blood was warmed up in a normal kitchen microwave?

I have a vampiric character who feeds on human blood. She can do your normal plastic hospital blood bags or from the vein, but obviously blood needs to be refrigerated in order to stay fresh and cold ...
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Ratio of humans to vampires for societal balance

Vampires are no exception to the phenomenon of evolution. In my world various species or races or breeds of these creatures can be observed. They can interbred as much as neanderthals can breed with ...
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Hiding Vampires In Plain Sight

In a world where vampires are relatively common, composing 5-25% of the population, one of two things needs to happen: Knowing Acceptance-People know there are bloodsuckers with superhuman attributes ...
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How can a 15-year-old vampire get human blood?

Since they can't really work a job that would allow easy access to blood, I thought of having them volunteer at a blood bank then maybe steal a bag. Alternatively, is it plausible that they would come ...
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How could my secret societies of immortals take over rival-clan-controlled towns without breaking the masquerade?

In a previous question, I brought up the concept of sanctuary towns, towns populated entirely by people who know about the population of immortal (as in they can't get old or sick; they can still be ...
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Vampires as a never-ending source of mechanical energy

Background Vampires are the usual sort. They sleep in coffins during the day and awake when it gets dark. Apart from the normal ways of killing them, they are immortal and so, despite their thirst for ...
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What justification can I give for why my vampires sleep specifically in coffins?

The vampires in my setting have varying powers and weaknesses based on the magical grade of their blood. While the two higher-grade vampire types can survive in sunlight with no issue beyond losing ...
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How can my town be public knowledge while still keeping outsiders out?

My story is set in the early 1990s, and it's about various races of immortal humanoid mythical creatures living amongst humanity in secret. The main setting is a town in America that's been around for ...
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At what age do you age the least?

Here's something I've been pretty curious about for a while. So a common trope with immortal characters, most commonly vampires, is that they have to periodically move to a new town in order to keep ...
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How could vampire culture inspire self-sacrificial "species patriotism" in people not born into it?

My story, set in 1990, has secret societies of immortal beings (vampires, werewolves, elves, leprechauns, etc.) living amongst the human race and trying to survive while remaining a secret. One idea ...
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How Can Vampires Obtain Donors?

My version of vampires were created by powerful mages during their experiments-they sought immortality, so humanity would never end up without someone to save them from the eldritch horrors or ...
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Would a vampire still be able to be a practicing Muslim?

I had debated whether asking this but given the very good answers on this question I thought it would be worth a shot. I have a character in my story who is a vampire and a practicing Muslim. ...
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Could humans evolve into vampires? [closed]

In my world, vampires evolved from humans. They are carnivorous, need blood to survive, have typical, cliche vampire fangs, they have the night-vision of a cat, and they're sensitive to sunlight. ...
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If a scientist were to compare the blood of a human and a vampire, what would be the difference (if any)?

I tried to stick with vampire folklore and the various movies/shows about vampires when I thought of how vampires would be like if they really existed, but I also wanted to keep it as realistic as ...
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What biological process could explain a human turning into a vampire by drinking vampire blood? [duplicate]

In my world, vampires are living, breathing creatures that once were human. There's no magic, curse, or anything remotely supernatural involved. I'd like my vampires to be as 'realistic', or 'science-...
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How to Give An Ordinary Man Vampire Strength

One of the most overlooked traits of vampire biology is superhuman strength. In fact, Dracula himself was described as having the strength of twenty men. Now, this description posed a physical ...
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How to protect a organization from mindcontroling vampire

How would an organization protect sensitive information from mind-controlled spies? An organization (call it the Illuminati if you want) is hunting down a vampire. The vampire is capable of ...
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How do male vampire loses iron?

In my universe the vampire race all had pale skin due to low iron presence in blood and thus they had to constantly keep a certain level by feeding on human, the female vampire can lose a lot of iron ...
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Can my vampires evolve black sclera?

I’m in the process of making my own original series where I have all types of biologically feasible cryptids and monsters in it. In this series, I’m planning on having vampires being a species that ...
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How could I make vampires realistically weak to sunlight?

I’m currently developing lore for a story that I may one day write. A space opera where creatures such as vampires, werewolves, and zombies exist. Before I ask my question, I would like to tell you a ...
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What would cause vampires to become aroused when feeding?

I know that vampire bites could be very...erotic in most fictions, mostly due to proximity and intimate nature; more so with a human partner and it's heavily empathised but I'm wanting to understand ...
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How to explain high collar cloak's ability to withstand daylight when vampire undergoes transformation from bat's form?

The following is extracted from an account of a man proclaimed to be the last surviving member of the Hellsing clan which is so secretive that it buffers the Illuminati till today regarding their ...
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Vampire vision comparable or superior to human vision at night

I'm writing a story about the supernatural, except with as few "explained by magic" elements as possible. In the case of vampires, I want them to look as similar to humans as possible while being able ...
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Silver needs to make contact with the skin to be effective, but vampires are wearing armor. What now?

So, if this is a science-based world, why are vampires, werewolves and other entities associated with the dark side so sensitive to silver? Well, it has nothing to do with the metal, but rather its ...
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How can my vampires hide in public?

So, my vampires are somewhat different. Here's a short summary, though it might be a lot to take in: Vampires are created from humans by malfunctioning robotic headcrab masks. Vampires' original ...
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A sound reason for vampires to be weak to sunlight?

So, vampires here are created from humans with the help of a stone mask. Now, they're supposed to be weak for two things: Having their brains destroyed Prolonged exposure to sunlight The first is ...
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In what way would a regenerating undead be "undead"?

We all know an undead is a reanimated corpse, something rotten and decomposing yet still animated. Normally an undead (if made of flesh) will have an expiration date after which it won't be able to ...
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Where could a vampire get blood without harming people?

I am looking for possible ways in which a vampire could obtain blood to feed in an modern urban fantasy setting explicitly without harming humans or other sapient beings. Parameters for this question ...
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Cultural effects of revenants

In my fantasy world, revenants are a special type of undead. They only occur when a person dies feeling that they were wronged in life. If their soul contains enough hatred for those who wronged them, ...
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What is the bio-mechanical plausibility of humanoid vampyres exracting blood by biting into a person's neck?

I've tried to find relevant sources to make this question more informed, but haven't had any luck. It just seems implausible to me that a humanoid with long and pointy canines could bite a victim in ...
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How can I find what vampire weaknesses are real without putting myself in danger?

I live in the world of darkness. I'm a simple human. I discovered that vampires exist. They killed my girlfriend in front of me. I ran away. Now I want to look for them, find them, and kill them. But ...
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How does an immortal vampire king hide his vampirism and immortality?

I am aware of this question, but I think my situation is somewhat different. In the low-fantasy setting I'm working on, the king is a vampire in a world in which vampirism is punished by death. But ...
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How does vampirism work, if it existed in real life? [closed]

In specifics, how fast, how painful, and in what order would the human body be infected, specifically from being bitten on the neck. I have found some information, but there are still pieces missing. ...
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How is it possible for Count Dracula to rule over an entire country?

So in my story Dracula rules over an entire country full of humans and monsters(mainly vampires). Dracula is known by all inhabitants of this country as the one who rules it. Even the humans. Dracula ...
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How to prevent vampires from catching bloodborne diseases? [duplicate]

Vampires are known to be humanoid creatures to whom the nutrients in blood are essential. I will assume that, for the purpose of this question, vampires are entirely human but consume blood, may it ...
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How would a young girl/boy (about 14) who never gets old survive in the 16th century? [closed]

In fantasy setting, in medieval time, there are a disease, curse... for simplicity in this scenario, let's call it "vampire". The victim who is afflicted with this "vampirism" does not get older. So ...