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Ferril, a pureblood vampire of Kagan's bloodline

A vampire is a preternatural predator which subsists on blood. Vampires are central creatures in the BloodRayne series, as the heroine Rayne is a dhampir - the crossbred progeny of a vampire and a human - who's spent her adult life hunting vampires in search of her father, Kagan.


The common member of the brood appears human. They only show their monstrous nature when aroused by hunger or intense emotion such as fear or rage. Their inhuman visage exhibits a more pronounced brow and skull structure to their face with grayish skin, yellowing eyes, and fangs.

The vampires of BloodRayne share the basic attributes of their fictional counterparts; superhuman strength as well as a deadly aversion to sunlight. Their hunger for blood - human, animal, or even vampire - is their only nutritional requirement; healing their wounds as they feed. As a play on their inability to cross running water in literature, the vampires of BloodRayne cannot come in contact with any water without being burned as if by a potent corrosive. Due to this weakness, they must avoid any rainfalls or large water bodies and bathe only in blood.

Despite their resilience to most injuries as well as a total immunity to disease, vampires can still be slain by severe physical trauma such as impalement or decapitation. Immolation is also just as deadly as sunlight or water. Excessive blood loss can also prove lethal if unfed. Vampires are also shown to be noticeably faster and more lithe than humans. This varies between specimens, likely depending on the purity of their lineage; some such as purebloods being truly superhuman in acrobatics and speed, while others such as minions are only above-average.


  • Full-Blood Vampires: They are born vampires from two vampire parents. Every individual is almost always unique with specific abilites and attributes that are inherited by one or both parents. They’re immortal creatures by nature but suffer from an array of weaknesses. Some individuals are able to overcome certain weaknesses naturally, though it is very rare without supernatural aid.
  • Turned Vampires: They are not born, but instead are humans who have been transformed into a vampire by a process of swapping blood with a full-blood vampire. Often they are minions to they’re superior vampiric masters and some change into grotesque and powerful vampiric beasts, such as Foremen or Brutes.


  • Immortality - Vampires are a biologically immortal species. They are born with immortality, and are eternally young however they are not complete immortals, as severe damage to their bodies can and will kill them.
  • Super Strength - As preternatural predators of human blood, all vampires possess some degree of unnatural strength; roughly a dozen times that of a peak human. While not all vampires are equal in terms of strength depending on the strength of their bloodline, even the weakest of vampires is strong enough to physically challenge an imposing human. As such, only the most skilled or physically fit of vampires hunters may suffice to take down a single vampire. The strongest of vampires may single-handedly overturn the cabin section of a semi-truck with relative ease. In hoards, vampires may overcome an entire city.
  • Healing Factor - Vampires possess very strong bones and tough skin and are capable of recovering from any projectile wounds, burns or lacerations at an unnatural rate. However, vampires can still be felled by bodily impalement, a massive loss of bodily tissue, the complete obliteration of their body, incineration, decapitation and being exsanguinated. Older/more powerful vampires can recover from torso impalements and are impervious to blades and gunfire—only sunlight and water can ail them.


  • Daylight - True to their mythological origins, vampires are burned by the direct touch of sunlight. This process usually results in vampires spontaneously combusting upon exposure; their tissues evaporating and their blood boiling, leaving behind nothing but ash and steam. It has never been revealed if vampires develop some degree of tolerance for sunlight as they age or depending on their bloodline, but all vampires of all lineages are known to share this lethal photo-sensitivity. Even synthesized ultraviolet light can cause similar effects on them as natural sunlight. As such, ultraviolet weapons may be utilized against them by humans.
  • Water - Water burns their skin like an acid.
  • Holy Items - Vampires are unholy creatures and as such, they can't get close to or make contact with holy symbols.
  • Wooden Stakes - Vampires are vulnerable to wooden stakes, especially when being hit by them in heart.
  • Physical Trauma - Vampires can be killed by bodily impalement, decapitation, incineration, massive damage or loss of bodily tissue or even the complete obliteration of their body. Additionally, if a vampire is exsanguinated (drained completely of blood) he or she will die.