A distinguishing feature of vampires is their nutritional need to consume human blood. Their elongated fangs, used to pierce the necks of their victims, and withdrawal symptoms in the absence of fresh blood, are similar to popular depictions of vampires in folklore. Vampires are not without weaknesses. They can be damaged by holy water, crosses and especially sunlight. Stabbing a vampire through the heart with a piece of wood can also kill them. These vulnerabilities are often exploited by fighters in the Supernatural series.
Their social structure is similar to that of a pack, and they are led by the oldest and strongest vampire, usually called the "Alpha". Their loyalty to their loved ones, ruthlessness to others, and complex social structure make them a deadly enemy of hunters in the supernatural universe.
In the 19th century, vampires in the New World began to grow steadily, establishing themselves as feared and respected creatures of the night. Their power, along with heightened senses and immortality, made them a formidable group in the supernatural world. The Victorian era was the golden age of vampire populations. Their social structure was strengthened as many powerful vampires created nests where younger vampires could learn, grow and be protected. This time there was also a greater conflict with the hunters who saw vampires as abominations to be purged.
But the advent of the 20th century brought greater challenges. Creating the Colt, a weapon capable of killing almost any supernatural being, has become a nightmare for vampires. Later, during America's prohibition era, the reduced availability of human prey forced many vampires into hiding or disbanding. Modern times have seen a constant struggle for survival. Vampires face an ongoing war with hunters, including the famous Winchester brothers. Today, they occupy a delicate place in the supernatural universe, a terrifying but endangered species, constantly adapting in an eternal quest for survival and kinship. Despite their tumultuous journey, they persevere, demonstrating the resilience and determination of their species. Each victory, each survival adds to the rich tapestry of the long and storied history of the vampire.
The Alpha Vampire
Vampires are also known to be nomadic, moving from place to place to avoid detection and capture. Many choose to move on and lead a permanent nomadic lifestyle to avoid those who hunt them. This constant movement is not just a survival mechanism, but a way of life, and the thrill of the hunt often takes them across territories and borders in search of other food.
Despite their dark and sinister nature, there are vampires who appreciate the aesthetics of their chosen habitats. The majesty of city skylines, the tranquility of the countryside, the charm of coastal areas and even the stark beauty of desolate landscapes can all serve as a backdrop for these nocturnal creatures. Vampires, in a sense, embody the spirit of adaptation and survival, so every corner of the world is their playground.