So, having stalked around several forums, I found a common theme - There are a hell of a lot of people who play vampires. Which I have no problem with. Vampirism can be an interesting character device. The problem I have with it is that 99% of vampire characters are just... wrong. They are all these super strong, super fast humanoids who look flawless, despite being undead, who can tolerate the sun, who only get a bit angry if they haven't drunk blood in a while, who can eat and drink normally, who can blend perfectly into society by just being careful when they open their mouth, and who can be infinitely wise and intelligent and in no way broken even after living for a thousand years. Not to mention that half the time they have magic on top of this. Vampires, in my opinion, should be ruthless monsters of the night who view humans as play things, as utensils, not as friends. Sure, they have super strength and often super speed. But in the end Vampirism is a curse, not a blessing, and the downsides far outweight the upsides. Only being able to go outside during the hours of night. Incinerating instantaneously if exposed to full sunlight and rapidly burning in sunlight filtering through smoky glass or blinds. Being unable to eat or drink anything but blood, and having to do so on a daily basis. Being unable to step on holy ground or cross running water, becoming more and more unpredictable and insane with time, resulting in spending centuries in hibernation if they take severe damage or have been awake for a few hundred years. Basically, what i'm trying to say is can we please reclaim the name Vampire for the true blood-suckers, and give the creatures described in the first paragraph a more suitable name... perhaps Succubus would fit.