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True Vampires (真祖) are powerful vampires originating from YGGDRASIL. They also in fact, do exist within the New World as there were some others who are capable of becoming one themselves.

Background

Based on YGGDRASIL lore, True Vampires are treated as bloodsuckers. They are predators that go after the blood of their victims. Once someone falls prey to the True Vampires, they become vampire servants under their masters.

According to the author Maruyama, in the New World, there are also said to be True Vampires with origins that differ from the kinds in YGGDRASIL. Rather than being the vampire's victim who got bitten and turned into a vampire, it was due to the work of magic influencing the creation of a True Vampire.[1]

Appearance

True Vampires are hideous creatures that are more repulsive-looking than normal vampires. They have gaping jaws that stretch wide enough to form a semicircle, canines that reach past their chin, and crimson eyes glint with the color of blood. Their feet and hands are equipped with razor-sharp claws that are over a dozen centimeters long. Particularly, the high-tier Origin/True Vampires looked more monstrous than the others.

Abilities

True Vampires are vicious and use their monstrous proportions to their advantage. Using their lamprey-like mouths, they are capable of sucking a human dry of its blood within minutes until it becomes a mummified corpse. Possessing speed even beyond that of normal vampires, escaping from a True Vampire is near impossible. They are capable of creating lesser vampires whose intelligence rivals that of a normal human being.[2]

Known True Vampires

Trivia

  • Shalltear Bloodfallen is a True Vampire that had her original monstrous appearance alternated and covered up by the cosmetic work of either possibly the illustrator Whitebrim or her creator Peroroncino. When she finally decides to reveal her true form as a hideous monster, her cosmetic model is removed.[3] On the other hand, since Keno Fasris Invern is a transformed undead like vampire Brain Unglaus or Cure Elim Los Malvar, the two of them wouldn't have a transformation to begin with anyway.
  • It is associated with other names such as True Ancestor or The One.

References

  1. ARCADIA 2.27: ARCADIA 831 10-18-2010
  2. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 2: True Vampire
  3. ARCADIA 2.25: ARCADIA 766 10-18-2010

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