The Strengths of a Vampire...
- Super human strength. Stoker depicts Dracula has having the raw strength of twenty full grown men. This enables him to fight proficiently and climb up walls.
- Transformation. Dracula is able to transform into different animals, many of which are so called "evil", such as rats, bats, and wolves.
- In the mists. Vampires are able to turn into mist and fog, and travel through very small cracks.
- Immortality. The vampire does not die of old age, and cannot be killed with traditional weapons.
- Distaste for garlic. The scent of garlic, especially the garlic flower, keeps a vampire at bay. Wearing a garland of garlic flowers can keep an individual protected, and lining windows and doors can bar an entire room from the undead.
- Unholy monsters. Holy symbols, such as holy water and crucifixes, can stun a vampire and make it flee. A blessed Eucharist can be used to seal doorways or be placed in the vampire's coffin to bar its entry.
- Limited traveling. Vampires can only cross running water when the tide changes.
- Picky sleepers. A Vampire often sleeps during the hours of daylight, and then only on the soil of their native land (often contained in a box or coffin). Contrary to popular belief, Dracula is able to come out during the day. This myth came about in the film, Nosferatu.
- Little to no vanity. Upon looking into a mirror, vampires show no reflection.
- Sneaky sneakers. Vampires do not cast a shadow.
- Polite, too. Dracula is not able to enter a household unless an individual who resides there gives him express permission.
- Heartless. A stake must be driven through the vampire's heart. Ash or oak is best. The vampire must then be decapitated and garlic must be placed in its mouth.
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