Every fan of vampire stories knows the best way to kill a vampire by luring them to the scorching sunlight, right? Not so fast there, young vampire hunters. Although the idea of sunlight as a vampire-burning ultimate weapon is present in most modern vampire stories, it was not nearly as powerful in the grandfather of all vampire stories: Bram Stoker & # 39; s Dracula .
In the Stoker story there are many elements of modern vampire lore: Dracula is super strong, capable of shapeshift, an excellent fighter, recommends vampires he has made, feeds on blood, hates garlic, and you can do it kill with a combination of impalement through the heart and decapitation. But there is one thing you can't kill him with: sunlight.
In fact, sunlight not only burns our dear Count Dracula, it has a fairly mild effect on him. During the day he looks more like an ordinary man than a supernatural vampire lord. That is it. No scorching, no scorching, and certainly no reduction to dust. During the day, the count puts on his normal boy's hat and is slightly less powerful, super fast and supernatural. You better watch your toes though, when it gets dark as soon as it drops below the horizon, it regains its super power and other supernatural abilities (even well-prepared vampire hunters with a clear disadvantage).