- "Evil creature that roams the night feeding on the blood of living beings. Cannot go out in the daylight."
- Amarillo Lestoat
- Blodwyn Bludd
- Carmilla Sanguina
- Lorcan d'Eath (Part-vampire)
- Unnamed Romanian Vampire
- Herbert Varney
- Vlad Drakul
- Dracula (fictional)
They are usually pale and gaunt with sharp fangs for puncturing the throat.
Vampires have an aversion to garlic and can be kept at bay by its presence. They drink blood, though they are able to eat things such as pasties, and Honeydukes sells lollipops that taste like blood, presumably for vampires to use.
Events involving vampires
- Professor Quirinus Quirrell claimed to have had an encounter with vampires in the Black Forest during his break from teaching to get some "hands-on" experience with dealing with the Dark Arts. Whether this is true, or a cover to hide his encounter with Lord Voldemort in Albania, is unclear.
- Gilderoy Lockhart wrote a book, Voyages with Vampires, about his supposed encounters with vampires. The book included information on a vampire that, after an encounter with Lockhart, could eat nothing but lettuce. As Lockhart merely took the credit for other wizards' accomplishments, this encounter was either entirely made-up, or occurred to someone else.
- At Honeydukes, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger wonder what kind of sweets to get for Harry. Hermione rejects the blood-flavoured lollipops, saying that they must be for vampires.
- In a Daily Prophet article, Rita Skeeter complains that the Ministry of Magic employees waste time arguing over cauldron thickness when they should be "stamping out vampires." Percy Weasley angrily rejects the criticism and points out that paragraph twelve of the Guidelines for the Treatment of Non-Wizard Part-Humans clearly forbids such a policy.
- In 1995, Rubeus Hagrid had a disagreement with a vampire in a pub in Minsk on his way to parley with the giants.
- During his History of Magic O.W.L., Harry suspects that his answer to the question how the Statute of Secrecy was breached in 1749 and what measures were introduced to prevent a recurrence is incomplete. He thinks that vampires were involved, but cannot remember the details.
- Eldred Worple spent time living among vampires, and wrote a book, Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires.
- Sanguini is a vampire who attended the Slug Club Christmas party during Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was the guest of Eldred Worple.
- Luna Lovegood believes that Rufus Scrimgeour is a vampire. Xenophilius Lovegood, her father, wrote a very long article about him for The Quibbler after he became Minister for Magic, though according to Luna, the Ministry forced him not to publish. This was possibly done to prevent the defamation of Scrimgeor, but was taken by the Lovegoods as confirmation of their theory.
Behind the scenes
- Vampires are studied in first, second, and third year Defence Against the Dark Arts classes.
- It is unknown if any of the myths or legends surrounding vampires in the Muggle world, such as the concept that they are immortal, are accurate about vampires in the wizarding world.
- Some fans had originally speculated that Severus Snape was a vampire for various reasons, such as his physical appearance, and the fact that his robes are always described as bat-like. However, J. K. Rowling said that this is false.
- After Professor Remus Lupin was forced to resign from his position of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher when Professor Snape revealed that he was a werewolf, Dean Thomas joked that the class might get a vampire as a teacher next.
- Lorcan d'Eath is a singer who is half-vampire; this indicates that vampires can breed with humans.
- Following the Quidditch World Cup, a young wizard claimed he was a Vampire hunter to impress some Veela, also stating that he has killed about ninety or so by that point. Such is illegal, according to Paragraph 12 of the Guidelines for the Treatment of Non-Wizard Part-Humans.
- During the 1473 Quidditch World Cup, seven hundred fouls were committed, one of which was the release of a hundred vampire bats from beneath the robes of the Transylvanian Captain.
- According to W.O.M.B.A.T., vampire bites may be incurable; this is consistent with the near impossibility of the curing of a werewolf bite.
- Vampires can turn into bats, mostly Vampire Bats, however they are not considered as Animagi. They also have the ability to walk on walls or on the ceiling.
- The breach in the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1749 involving vampires may be inspired by the real-world work of Benedictine monk Antoine Augustin Calmet, who recorded stories about vampires in western Europe. He published a treatise that described how to track them down and destroy them. If so, he may be a wizard in the Harry Potter universe, since only a wizard could create a breach.
- There exists a Society for the Tolerance of Vampires.
- Vampires seem to be able to live longer than Muggles. Carmilla Sanguina died aged 196, and Amarillo Lestoat died aged 201.
- J. K. Rowling did not include vampires more prominently in the Harry Potter series because she felt she could add little to the already rich vampire myth and because vampires are from the traditions of Eastern Europe, rather than the British folklore Rowling primarily drew from.
- As little is known of vampires in J. K. Rowling's work, it is unknown if it is possible for a person to be born a vampire or they have to be turned by a bite, much like the Werewolves.
- It is unknown what effect, if any, the Killing Curse would have on a vampire.
- Muggle author Bram Stoker is well known for his novel Dracula, that features Count Dracula, a fictional character based on the historical vampire Vlad Drakul who is the father of Vlad The Impaler.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Earlier drafts)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (companion book)
- Wizard of the Month
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- ↑ Per the infobox image, which comes from Pottermore.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - In Gilderoy Lockhart's Marauding with Monsters, the Black Forest is mentioned to be "vampire-infested".
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Per the Scholastic Official Site.
- ↑ Pottermore
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Chocolate Frog Cards
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- ↑ Wizard of the Month
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: Vampires
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 - (The Unbreakable Vow) “Here, have a pasty,” said Worple, seizing one from a passing elf and stuffing it into Sanguini’s hand before turning his attention back to Harry.
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- ↑ Interview with J. K. Rowling at Accio Quote!
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- ↑ Wizard of the Month
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire