Dance in the Vampire Bund/Headscratchers

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  • How the heck did the pure-blood vampires race sustain until now? A female pure-blood can only gives birth once. Assuming 50% male/female proportion, their population will be halved every generation. How does that even work? If they can just mate with infected human and still be called "pure-blood" they wouldn't need to use Mina. This make all that squicky Mina's marriage/rape thing pointless. If she finally gives birth to a boy, there will be no more pure-blood vampire after that. If it's a girl, the 50% extinction rate is just passed on to another generation. They are doomed anyway eventually.
    • Yeah, it doesn't really make sense. If I had to guess, I would say that either there is or was some way of creating purebloods besides breeding (which might be how the vampire race got started to begin with), or the one child limit was some kind of recent mutation, and past generations didn't have that problem. It's also possible that it only applies to the Royal Family, and the nobility could have as many children as they wanted. So the Royal Family only having one child didn't become a problem until those three killed all the other purebloods.
    • Didn't they say, there use to be 100 clans or something until a civil war?
      • Less a civil war than a deliberate campaign of extermination, but yes.
    • Welll. First if we see it in a politic way, the marriage is more a way of have the entire vampire race in your control more than the inheritance or the pure-blood thing, which, by the way, if the tepes are at the top of the vampire's aristocracy, that implies that the mix with anyone of the 100 clans means it isn't pure blood anymore. second, even if they said that the females can only have one child, the males could breed with another woman. third, even if those three guys are the leaders of the three clans, their presentation was too vague to say they are, besides mina, the last pure blood vampires, it could perfectly mean that she had the obligation to marry one of them because they are the last male pure blood vampires. and forth, they are vampires, the time between birth and birth could by of centuries.
  • I've only read part of volume 2 in the library, so I may have missed something, but if the school's rule is "All operations, except for finances and education, will be managed by the will of the students themselves," and this would normally allow the student council to keep Mina out, why does it matter that Mina's the one that made that rule? How's that give her the power to override the student council when the rule itself implies that she doesn't -- that being the founder doesn't give her any authority outside of finances and education? I didn't see a mention of any rule saying the founder could make exceptions to the other rules. Lo bashamayim hi.
    • You're confusing it with real laws like national or state law, written to enforce everyone. This is just school rules created on the whim of its founder. It's more like a dictatorship's law since Mina alone own the place. She basically told them that the student body have that much power just because she said so and if they keep bugging her she can take it away as easily.
      • Yeah, it's because she said so, but why would that mean she could un-say so? It's not a matter of finances or education, so why does her position matter when the rule implies that it doesn't? Why would the rule -- whoever created it, whatever power its creator has, whatever it was created for -- not apply to her? Through its creation, she implicitly surrendered the authority to change it.
      • Okay, A: Her position matters because "the rule" has no authority behind it. It can't actually be enforced, because there is no law or system to enforce it, so it doesn't matter. Mina is the legal owner of the school, and if she decides that "the rule" doesn't apply to her, then there isn't a lot the students can do about it.
      • And B: The student council tries to keep Mina out anyway, but fail horribly when they get attacked by vampires. In the end, the point is moot, because even if challenging Mina would have been successful, any protests the students have towards the situation ends when the attack changes their minds.