Vámpír is a hypernym used to refer to a number of creatures that thrive on blood, which contains their victims' life force.
Vámpír faj[szerkesztés | forrásszöveg szerkesztése]
- Felsőbbrendű vámpírok:
- Alsóbbrendű vámpírok:
Notable Vámpírok[szerkesztés | forrásszöveg szerkesztése]
In the könyvek:
In A Witcher számítógépes játék:
Sapkowski's Vámpírok[szerkesztés | forrásszöveg szerkesztése]
Vámpírok in Sapkowski's works break with many popular stereotypes. In particular, vampire repellents such as holy water, crucifixes, garlic, wooden stakes, etc. are nothing but folklore within the Witcher sorozat. For example, Regis, the vampire who accompanies Geralt for a time, was once decapitated, staked through the heart, sprinkled with holy water and finally buried, but that did not prevent him from regenerating, albeit slowly.
Here are a few more myths and facts about vámpírok in Sapkowski's works:
- Higher vámpírok do not need to drink blood. It is like alcohol to them, in that they can become drunk from it. Additionally, drinking blood increases their strength.
- A vampire bite does not turn the bitten creature into a vampire.
- Vámpírok are not undead or transformed creatures; they are born as vámpírok. The race of vámpírok appeared in the world after the Conjunction of the Spheres.
- Not all vámpírok must avoid the sun. Many have adapted and easily tolerate daylight.
- They cannot be seen in mirrors and other reflective surfaces.
- Rushing water (rivers, etc.) poses no obstacle to their movement.
- Holy water, crucifixes, and garlic are ineffective against them.
- Partial bodily damage, such as a stake through the heart or decapitation, is only an inconvenience to them.
- Some can touch white hot metal (probably not silver!) with their bare hands without injury (this was the case with Regis).
There is at least one point where the game breaks with Sapkowski's written works regarding vámpírok:
- Garlic repels vámpírok.