Vegetarian Vampire/Playing With

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    Basic Trope: A vampire with an aversion to drinking human blood, usually on moral grounds.

    • Played Straight: Vlad does not bite humans. He instead prefers to drink animal blood.
    • Exaggerated: Vlad does not drink any kind of blood at all.
    • Inverted: Vlad drinks only human blood, direct from the source.
    • Justified: Vlad believes that drinking blood from humans is wrong.
      • Vlad is an "energy vampire"; he survives on spiritual energy, not blood.
      • Vlad was hemophobic in life, and that trait stayed with him when he became a vampire.
      • Vlad doesn't like the metallic taste of blood. (He may be a relatively "new" vampire and not used to it.)
      • Vlad is concerned for some reason about the possibility of contracting blood-borne illness (such as AIDS or Hepatitis) or parasites (such as malaria or flukes) from biting humans. (Why that should be a concern to an undead creature depends on the setting.)
      • Vlad is supposed to subsist on something other than blood (such as coffee) to get the energy he needs.
      • Vlad is a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
    • Subverted: Vlad will drink blood from humans
    • Double Subverted: But only from medical bags from the local blood bank, not directly from a human.
      • Or only if the human in question offers it to him voluntarily and consensually.
    • Deconstructed:
    • Reconstructed:
    • Parodied: Vlad drinks "soy-based blood substitute"
    • Lampshaded: "Oh, no. Biting humans is wrong. I only bite cows."
      • "What? It's just cranberry juice!"
    • Averted: Vlad is not a vampire.
      • Vlad is a vampire, but primarily (or exclusively) drinks human blood.
    • Enforced: Our Vampires Are Different, Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, Dark Is Not Evil
    • Invoked: Vlad is "turned", but does not feel comfortable biting humans, especially without their consent.
    • Defied: Vlad's Blood Lust is overwhelming, and he bites the first human he sees.
    • Discussed:
    • Conversed:
    • Played For Laughs: Vlad joins a group of vampires called "VETH" (Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Humans).
    • Played For Drama: Vlad craves human blood; will his own willpower be enough to keep him off it?