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Sollution: Vampires can choose whether to infect their victims with vampirism. And since they're thinking, intelligent beings, they're not going to willingly create too much competition for themselves. In any case, it’s not our fault. We were born vampires.” “I thought you became—” “—vampires by being bitten? Dear me, no. Oh, we can turn people into ...


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Mild spoiler alert for the general theme of some movies/shows/books... Every vampire mythology I've read/seen has some mechanism which counteracts this quick global spreading of vampirism; and each mythology makes sure that humans are the only source of food. Here's a selection: The vampire may be able to decide whether his food will "turn" or not....


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Most vampire victims don't survive to turn into vampires Most of the time, vampires drain their victims dry, killing them rather than turning them. There's a bunch of factors, but the biggest is that vampires try and make the most of their victims and have little interest in producing more of themselves. Remember that vampires are generally functionally ...


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The vampires are smart, and they practice sustainable farming. If they just bite every human and convert the whole human race into vampires, there won't be a supply of humans any more, and then the vampires will go extinct too. So they intentionally bite few enough humans to keep their numbers from spiralling out of control. New vampires must be inducted ...


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The claim makes sense, but only with some background assumptions that people in the fictional setting presumably take for granted. Specifically, let us assume that: Vampires exist. Vampires must bite people to feed. Vampires live long enough, and need to feed often enough, that a single vampire must bite dozens (if not more) of people during their lifetime....


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intelligence has allowed us to conquer just about any predator here on land, but they lack advanced technology, which I think will impair these mermaids to do the same There used to be a lot of megafauna all across the world, back at the end of the last ice age. Then humans paid them a visit, and suddenly there were a lot of well fed humans and not a whole ...


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Behavior changes could isolate populations Vampires are often described as adversely affected by sunlight - sunlight avoidance could seriously reduce infection rates in populations that spend a lot of times outdoors. It's not just that outdoors types would be less likely to get infected, but the sunlight avoidance of the vampires would tend to identify them ...


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There is a way for mermaids to melt metal, they could use the hydrothermal vents that are found deep in the ocean! These vents can reach temperatures of over 700 degrees Fahrenheit, but you can say that the mermaids found a secret vent that has temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. And instead of using metal, they can use gold! Most of the gold in the ...


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Speed is key So your mermaids are as fast as dolphins, that's up to 25mph/40.2kmph. If they can get their hands on basically any penetrative object or natural weapon(like the narwhal horn mutation) they can amplify the force exerted by their speed + strength of their thrust for a lot of damage. If the entire school does this at the same time they can turn ...


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Minimal Infectious Dosage: In theory, one vampire-infective particle is all that would be needed to cause vampirism. But in practice, life forms have immune systems that are proficient in fighting off disease. If a tiny infection starts in someone, their body mounts an immune response that fights off the infection, often before someone even realizes they ...


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Humans are good at resisting aggression from other humans. Aggressive humans exist. Humans already can be aggressive towards one another. Someone might approach me aggressively because they want my stuff, or because a guy who looked like me took his stuff, or that guy really was me, or they want to have sex with me, or they are angry because I want to have ...


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The central issues are how easy it is to transmit and how many bites can you pull off before someone locks you up as crazy. Particularly if the biting impulse showed up before the human shed virus. But, by your description, people would remember being bitten. Your vampire is guilty of assault. If the saliva did not get into the wound enough , it might ...


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