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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?