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Vampire vs. Werewolf

The main difference between a vampire and werewolf is that the transformation in a vampire from human to vampire can take place at any time whereas the transformation in a werewolf from human to wolf takes place on a full moon day.

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Vampires are vulnerable to holy objects such as crosses and holy water while werewolves are vulnerable to all the weapons made of silver.
Samantha Walker
Aug 11, 2019
The vampire has control over its transformation. On the other hand, the werewolf does not has any control over its transformation.
The vampire is believed to take the transformation of a bat; on the other hand; werewolf is believed to take the transformation of a wolf.
Vampires have cold skins conversely werewolves have warm skins.
A vampire does not age, and it is immortal, whereas werewolf is mortal, and its age is just like humans.
The diet of a vampire is human blood on the flip side; the diet of a werewolf is just like humans.
Janet White
Aug 11, 2019
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Comparison Chart

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Immortal being in the form of a human
Mortal being in the form of a wolf

Appearance

Pale skin, fangs, red eyes
Wolf, has abs

Strength

Immortality, enhanced senses
Invulnerability, speed

Weakness

Sunlight, crosses, garlic, wooden stake
Silver weapons
Janet White
Aug 11, 2019

Diet

Blood
Cooked or raw meat
Harlon Moss
Aug 11, 2019

Vampire and Werewolf Definitions

Vampire

In popular folklore, an undead being in human form that survives by sucking the blood of living people, especially at night.
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Werewolf

A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of a wolf.

Vampire

A person, such as an extortionist, who takes advantage of others, especially for personal gain.

Werewolf

(mythology) A person who is transformed or can transform into a wolf or a wolflike human, often said to transform during a full moon. Category:en:Horror

Vampire

A vampire bat.

Werewolf

A person transformed into a wolf in form and appetite, either temporarily or permanently, whether by supernatural influences, by witchcraft, or voluntarily; a lycanthrope. Belief in werewolves, formerly general, is not now extinct.
The werwolf went about his prey.
The brutes that wear our form and face,The werewolves of the human race.

Vampire

A mythological undead creature said to feed on the blood of the living.
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Werewolf

A monster able to change appearance from human to wolf

Vampire

(colloquial) A person with the medical condition systemic lupus erythematosus, colloquially known as vampirism, with effects such as photosensitivity and brownish-red stained teeth.

Vampire

A blood-sucking bat; vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus)

Vampire

A person who drains one's time, energy, money, etc.

Vampire

(dated) A vamp: a seductive woman who exploits men.

Vampire

A medical technician who works with patients' blood.

Vampire

Synonym of anti-ship missile(ASM), particularly an incoming hostile one.
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Vampire

To drain of energy or resources.

Vampire

A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition was once prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730. The vampire was often said to have the ability to transform itself into the form of a bat, as presented in the novel depicting the legend of Dracula published by Bram Stoker in 1897, which has inspired several movies.
The persons who turn vampires are generally wizards, witches, suicides, and persons who have come to a violent end, or have been cursed by their parents or by the church,

Vampire

Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.

Vampire

Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla; also called vampire bat. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a cæcal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.

Vampire

Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially Vampyrus spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.

Vampire

(folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living

Vampire vs. Werewolf

Vampires and Werewolves are both mythical creatures. They are the most potent and enduring myths of western society. Both vampires and Werewolves feed on the blood of living creatures. Vampires do not age, and they are immortal. However, some things like sunlight, wooden stake, and garlic can kill them. Werewolves are mortal, and their age is just like humans. Vampires and werewolves can shift their shapes. They change their form from a human to an animal. Vampires have control over their transformation. They can fly or turn into bats in some tales. Werewolves can not survive its transformation. They shift their shape from human to wolf whenever they are in the presence of a full moon. Vampires and Werewolves have a distinctive set of personality characteristics in literature. Vampires are cold, both figuratively and literally. Werewolves have warm skins because the blood is running through their veins. Vampires are vulnerable to holy objects such as crosses and holy water. Werewolves are vulnerable to all silver weapons, e.g., silver bullets. Vampires require regular meals of fresh human blood to survive. The diet of a werewolf is normal, as a human. However, it has a wild blood nature. In modern Western tales, a person becomes a vampire if another vampire drinks his blood, or after he drinks the blood of a vampire himself. A person can be converted into a werewolf by the bite of another werewolf on a full moon day.

What is the Vampire?

The vampire is a mythological fictional creature in the literature. Its stories are found in many cultures. The term “vampire” popularized after the 18th century when many vampire superstitions came to Western Europe from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Vampires stalk humans and feed on their blood. They have cold skins. A vampire is believed to be immortal, and it does not age. However, some things like sunlight, wooden stake, and garlic can kill them. According to some tales, vampires can shift their shape into bats and can fly too. Vampires have control over their transformation. Vampires are vulnerable to holy objects such as crosses and holy water. In modern Western tales, a person becomes a vampire if another vampire drinks his blood, or after he drinks the blood of a vampire himself. The archetype of the vampire was established particularly by John Polidori’s novella The Vampyre (1819). It inspired the works such as Varney the Vampire, and then Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula by Bram Stoker is considered the basis for most modern vampire fiction. The latter half of the 20th century has many vampire epic novels, like Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Among today’s stories, vampires appear in many dark and paranormal romance series as sympathetic anti-heroes. These series include The Vampire Academy, Twilight, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, and True Blood. The image of a vampire is of a cold and pale man with red eyes in a cape laughing creepy staring look.

What is Werewolf?

Werewolf is a classic creature in horror that roams the night on a full moon, killing anything and anyone that crosses its path. The term “werewolf” is originated from Old English were or were- meaning ‘man’ and the ancestor of modern English ‘Wulf.’ This term translates to man-wolf. It is forced to transform by the light of the full moon. It has no control or memory of the actions committed during transformations. It is considered to be a man whose body is mutated to that of a wolf. It is contracted through bite or scratch and is incurable and uncontrollable. One can either be a born werewolf or turned through the transfer of werewolf saliva into the bloodstream such as a bite. A werewolf is also a mythological character. A person can be converted into a werewolf by the bite of another werewolf on a full moon day. Werewolf possesses superhuman powers of speed, agility, regenerative abilities, coordination, and excellent tracking abilities. Werewolves are said to represent witchcraft. To kill a werewolf, it needs to stab or shot him in the head or heart with silver. Shooting a werewolf may be safer as the danger of being bitten is reduced. A classic creature in horror that roams the night on a full moon, killing anyone and anything that crosses its path. Werewolves change themselves into humanoid wolves but cannot turn back into their human state. They are consumed by their wild blood nature, and they have no control over their behavior.

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