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Fandoms with canon vampires
Fandoms with vampire-centric canons include:
- Angel the Series
- Being Human
- Blood Ties
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Forever Knight
- Kindred: The Embraced
- True Blood
- The Vampire Chronicles
- The Vampire Diaries
Vampires as major canon elements
(Is there such a thing as a A Cure For Vampirism storyline in fandom?)
Vampires as minor canon elements
While the existence of vampires is canon in some cases such as Supernatural and Harry Potter, the vampires play a very minor role and might only be mentioned in passing. This often results in a lack of canon-specific vampire lore that is filled by fanfic. Sometimes, fan authors develop an entire original society and culture for the vampires in their stories.
Since no major canon character is a vampire in these cases, these stories generally feature original characters as vampires or a canon character is turned into a vampire for the purpose of the story. In some cases, a canon character such as Severus Snape is depicted as having always been a vampire without the other characters knowing of it.
A Vampire AU is a type of Alternate Universe story, similar to the Elf AU, in which vampires exist (in the case of vampireless canons) or in which a non-vampiric character is recast as a vampire (regardless of whether vampires appear in canon).