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Tue, 10th Dec, 2019

BMR on Tue, 10th Dec, 2019

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Ok, so there's no actual information here. They mention vampires, but Hugleikr, or resident vampire captain of the militia, isn't around. Wait, who's Hugleikr, you ask? That's a good question. He's only actually appeared once in the comic thus far, waaaay back in chapter 02, so quite understandable if you've forgotten him.

So, for lack of discussion in the above, I'll say a bit about vampires here. I'm going with vampires being closer to the Stoker original, where they're incredibly strong, can bend lesser minds to their wills, climb sheer surfaces like Spider-Man, etc...

Something that most people forget about Bram Stoker's Dracula, is that he didn't burn to ashes in sunlight. He could go out in the day just fine without so much as a suntan. What happened though, was that he lost most of his powers while in the sun. So no shape-shifting, no flight, etc... At most, he would be a strong man in the day. Now, while my vampires (generally) can't shapeshift, I did go with sunlight not killing them, but they do lose most of their powers in the day. What are those powers, you ask? Enhanced strength, enhanced durability, enhanced magical ability, blending with shadows, hypnosis, etc... there are a few other powers here and there, but they are mostly individual dependent. Or rather, "strain" dependent. But we'll get to that another time.


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Thracecius on Tue, 10th Dec, 2019

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I know vampires are popular, but I've never liked them, probably in part because women swoon over them for no justifiable reason, but mainly because they are almost universally unquestionably evil. The only pop culture vampire that I didn't instantly loathe was the protagonist of a Canadian TV show from the 90's called "Forever Knight", but I didn't see much of it and it wasn't a favorite by any means, I just appreciated that the character was at least a sympathetic character and trying to remedy his condition.

That being said, I'll give your characters a fair shake before judging whether I like them or not. :)

BMR on Tue, 10th Dec, 2019

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Even the Count?

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Admittedly, one of my favorite vampires, heh ;)

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