Talk:Vampire (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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Couldn't a welcome mat be considered an invitation?

indirect sunlight[edit]

I don't think this is right:

Filtered or indirect sunlight does not cause injury to vampires. If protected from direct sunlight, vampires can be active in the middle of the day.

Riley once pushed Spike out the door of Buffy's house – onto the covered porch, not into direct sunlight – and Spike said "Let me in, I'm already starting to sizzle!" On another occasion, unless I dreamt it, Spike (or another vampire) said something to suggest that to be outdoors even in the shade is painful unless the sun is low in the sky. — In a separate issue, "filtered" is too broad: does it include polarization? Colored glass? —Tamfang 08:40, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I misremembered: Spike is in direct sunlight in that incident. —Tamfang (talk) 22:24, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, during the entirety of Angel, Angel is shown walking through the office, which is basically covered with sunlight, although the blinds are halfway down. Spike, precisely in the episode "In the Dark", and in some Buffy episodes, is shown in the shade, in mid-day. My guess is, while indirect (such as through a regular window) sunlight MAY induce some pain, it doesn't necessarily harm the vampire. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

angel can walk in direct sun throughout his office because its special glass that doesn't make him fry from that episode where he first becomes ceo of wolfram and hart —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:13, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

There are many incidents of vampires going through indirect sunlight through normal windows. Seems a theme that older and powerful vampires can resist the sun easier but of course this is just my guess. In one incident, Spike was lying in shadows and sun got to his hand. It burst into flame. Lots42 (talk) 14:40, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Plot convenience! —Tamfang (talk) 06:51, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
I'd simply say they can tolerate daylight, but notsunlight... Arny (talk) 12:17, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
On one occasion in season 5 or 6, iirc, Buffy finds Spike loitering outdoors shortly before sunset; he says the indirect sunlight gives him mild pain. —Tamfang (talk) 06:51, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Costume changes as part of the transformation[edit]

I'm trying to think of a case other than Clare when a vamp's clothing/accessories change when they "vamp out." After transforming she got a choker, arm bands, gauntlets and some sort of legwear. After being killed apparently everything but the gauntlets disappeared. Confused. (talk) 17:12, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

canonical trivia[edit]

In the past we (or at least I) have deleted passages about poisons and whatnot that were invented for a single episode and never mentioned again. I'd similarly omit the following recent additions:

  • Vampires usually do not possess the ability of shape shifting except those who are skilled with powerful magicks such as Count Dracula.
    • That "showy Gypsy stuff" (as Spike calls it) is independent of his vampirism. Vampires also usually do not treat their hair as Spike does.
  • However, in the episode "The Harsh Light of Day ," reveals that if a vampire acquires a mystical ring known as the Gem of Amarra, it would remove all known weaknesses of the creature, essentially being invincible as long as he or she keeps wearing it.
    • Was this ever mentioned after "In the Dark"?
  • Some private residencies may be entered by loophole, Angelus once successfully entered a privately owned library because it had a sign that invited all who sought knowledge to enter.
    • That was a public building (a school), not a residence (nor a residency). Better loopholes in "Rm w/a Vu" (Cordelia invited Angel to her apartment before she found it) and "Guise Will Be Guise" (Wesley, impersonating Angel, is invited; Angel later acts on that invitation).
  • When pregnant, Darla's endurance, speed, cravings for blood, and strength are magnified resulted by the hormone produced to control her reproductive cycle, in addition of sharing soul with her unborn child.
    • Darla's pregnancy is unique, and so this detail, if accurate, will likely never be mentioned after her fourth death.
  • In the episode "I Will Remember You from Angel, it is discovered that regenerative blood from a Mohra demon can restore an ensouled vampire as a human again. In the canonical comic book series, Angel: After the Fall, demonstrates that powerful magic from the Senior Partners of Wolfram & Hart can also rid vampirism as well. The Shanshu Prophecy, which is a great interest to champions like Angel and Spike, foretelling that a vampire with a soul will play a pivital role in an apocalyptic battle (for good or for evil) and may become human as a reward for his efforts.
    • In summary: Writers can, at their convenience, contrive ways to cure vampirism or sidestep vampires' weaknesses – though they tend to be forgotten after first mention.

Tamfang (talk) 23:58, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Nem.con., I have cut these passages. —Tamfang (talk) 07:10, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

what attributes and qualities did you have in mind?[edit]

Vampires possess all the memories, skills, attributes, and qualities of their human predecessors.

Usually not attributes and qualities such as compassion! —Tamfang (talk) 06:55, 21 February 2015 (UTC)