Yes Half Vampires, Demi-Vampires, or Dhampir’s, are real. Although, these Human-Vampire Hybrids are an extremely rare breed created by only three methods. One is for a First Generation Vampire to mate with a human. The resulting child would find the First Generation Vampire actively trying to eradicate what it would call a bastardized abomination. The second method can happen when any vampire goes through the process of turning a human into one of their own living dead kind. There is a small window of vulnerability where powerful magical or religious forces can intervene. In some cases, even the internal subconscious conflict of the victim can be enough to create a Dhampir. Sometimes a Demi-Vampire is the result but many times it is the specter of death that eventually wins! Often they are people who have an insane will to live yet don’t want to be a vampire. The third method involves turning a pregnant woman into a vampire. Depending on the right timing the child she’s carrying could become a Vampire-Human Hybrid. This is the method by which the most famous fictional Dhampir “Blade” was created. Interestingly enough Blade actually exists in the Marvel Multiverse. A Multiverse Parallel to our own.
These Dhampir’s often go on to be Vampire Slayers since their human half tends to dominate their mental state. On the other hand, their physicality is powered up by the demonic vampire side. Human free will seems to win in the end! Demi-Vampires have enhanced strength, speed, agility, and somewhat limited vampire hypnosis skills. They are perfect for vampire hunting not only thanks to their enhanced physical abilities but also due to the fact that they can sense and track vampires with ease. This includes smelling vampire blood from great distances. This is why even their vampire parent will try to eradicate them! They can’t risk the danger, and dishonor of being slain by their own offspring. Naturally, it is considered blasphemy among vampires if one of their kind, or even a halfling, goes around killing them. It’s a stain upon the vampire parent which can lead to their termination by the high order of vampire royalty. Naturally, the vampire royals seem to have no limits if they choose to eradicate vampires who offend them.
The Dhampir Diet
The Dhampir’s urge for blood is minimal and can be easily satisfied by a moderate amount of animal blood. They simply don’t crave human blood to the same degree as full-fledged vampires. This makes them a minimal threat to humanity. They eat a mostly carnivorous diet that is heavily raw uncooked meat dripping with blood. In fact, they will sometimes have the urge to hunt down an animal with their bare hands. Along with a heavy helping of meat, they will drink a glass of the animal’s blood as well. Demi-Vampires can also eat virtually any food for the sake of appearances when around humans. However, fruits, vegetables, and grains in too large a quantity will weaken them.
Dhampir’s generally have half the power of their vampire parent or sire. This can put them on par with Second Generation Vampires. Demi-Vampires can consume large quantities of blood to temporarily boost their power. Their ability to gain temporary powers from supernatural blood is diluted but still worth the effort. Particularly if they drink the blood of a natural-born witch to briefly possess magical powers. Unlike vampires consuming blood over the centuries doesn’t allow them to grow consistently stronger. The effect wears off after several hours. The eyes of the Demi-Vampire can only be seen glowing in the dark or when they’re extremely angry. They have retractable fangs which are smaller than most vampires. The half-vampire ages extremely slow since they are theoretically half-immortal. From birth they age normally so they can attend public schools and blend in as a human. Paranormal records indicate they begin to age one year for every century on Earth somewhere during 18-21 years of age. That along with their amazing cellular regeneration would allow them to live to the equivalent of 500 years old which would be 50,000 years of existence.
The Vampire-Human Hybrid Can Withstand Direct Sunlight
The Demi-Vampire has an aversion to direct sunlight but they can tolerate it for many hours. They need heavy sunblock on exposed skin or they sunburn within an hour. They always wear sunglasses during the day which gives them something in common with Reverse Vampires. Thankfully, they will never have sinister smoke rising from their skin or burst into unholy flames like a vampire. They are only somewhat repelled by religious artifacts, such as holy water, or crosses. Despite this, they can gain great resistance against holy relics so they may use such tools against vampires in a supernatural slaying capacity.
More or less Dhampir’s lead almost normal lives like average humans unless they choose to fight the dark bloody forces of evil. This, of course, puts them on the radar of the vampire community and makes it a necessity to live like a nomad never able to put down roots. Some are able to maintain a dual superhero-like identity so they can have family, friends, a career, and a decent existence by day while battling the forces of darkness by night. They often lead teams of Vampire Hunters since their ability to detect and blend in with vampires is beyond valuable!
Can Demi-Vampires Have Kids?
Demi-Vampires can mate and have offspring with either humans or a first-generation vampire. Although, it is hit and miss. Most of the time no births result. Especially on the vampire side. When mating with humans the resulting child will simply be a superhuman or a normal human with a very long lifespan. They often have the ability to sense vampires nearby and make ideal Vampire Slayers.🧛