Monday, April 13, 2015

A to Z of Vampires: Kyuuketsuki

Going back to Japan today and visiting the Kyuuketsuki (吸血鬼).
The most amazing thing about this vampire is how un-amazing it is.  Not that it doesn't have powers or anything like that.  But that the Kyuuketsuki is almost exactly like the common European Vampire.

They are often depicted with white or red hair and red glowing eyes.  They have fangs like other vampires, but can also have a mouth full of sharp teeth.  Sometimes instead of turning into bats they grow large bat like wings.

Japanese Vampire by Evannrpg

Game wise they really do not differ all that much from other vampires.

Getting into the Anime or Manga versions they can have all sorts of strange powers. Such as using their hair to fly, or having a demon possessed body part, to even using blood as a tentacle to grab on to things.  

I think to give them variety I would grant them telekinetic powers.   

(that's all I have in me today.  Been sick all weekend long).

6 comments:

Misha Gericke said...

That's a really nice picture.

Interesting as always. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Feel better soon!

Patricia Lynne said...

I hope you feel better soon.
Beautiful picture you found for the vampire.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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David P. King said...

Ugh, being right, right? Get to feeling better, and man, it seems you can't go anywhere without running into a vampire. :)

Sophie Duncan said...

Get well soon!
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Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Hope you are beginning to feel better. This vampire sounds like Miyabi from one of my favs - Higanjima :)
Tasha
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