|Powers and Abilities||Superior strength, speed, and senses including sight, hearing, and smell. Retractable fangs that allow them to bite humans or animals and feed on their blood.|
|Vulnerabilities||Bloodlust, dead man's blood, the Colt, decapitation, the sun, angelic touch, vamptonite.|
|Appearance||Human with retractable fangs.|
Folkloric creatures, thought to be the re-animated corpses of human beings and said to live on human or animal blood. They often have unnatural powers and the ability to physically transform.
- 1 History
- 2 Characteristics
- 3 Episodes
- 3.1 1.20 Dead Man's Blood
- 3.2 2.03 Bloodlust
- 3.3 3.07 Fresh Blood
- 3.4 4.05 Monster Movie
- 3.5 4.17 It's a Terrible Life
- 3.6 5.03 Free to Be You and Me
- 3.7 6.05 Live Free or Twihard
- 3.8 6.07 Family Matters
- 3.9 6.10 Caged Heat
- 3.10 6.16 ...And Then There Were None
- 3.11 6.19 Mommy Dearest
- 3.12 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King
- 3.13 7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!
- 3.14 7.12 Time After Time
- 3.15 7.22 There Will Be Blood
- 3.16 8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin
- 3.17 8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?
- 3.18 8.05 Blood Brother
- 3.19 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
- 3.20 8.09 Citizen Fang
- 3.21 8.10 Torn and Frayed
- 3.22 8.18 Freaks and Geeks
- 3.23 8.19 Taxi Driver
- 3.24 9.02 Devil May Care
- 3.25 9.04 Slumber Party
- 3.26 9.16 Blade Runners
- 3.27 9.19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann
- 3.28 9.20 Bloodlines
- 3.29 10.08 Hibbing 911
- 3.30 10.19 The Werther Project
- 3.31 10.23 Brother's Keeper
- 3.32 11.12 Don't You Forget About Me
- 3.33 12.09 First Blood
- 3.34 12.14 The Raid
- 3.35 13.10 Wayward Sisters
- 3.36 13.11 Breakdown
- 3.37 13.21 Beat the Devil
- 3.38 14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land
- 3.39 14.02 Gods and Monsters
- 3.40 14.03 The Scar
- 3.41 14.05 Nightmare Logic
- 3.42 14.09 The Spear
- 4 Apocrypha
- 5 Vampires in Lore
- 6 See also
- 7 Vampires in Fandom
- 8 References
The Alpha Vampire was the very first vampire and has a psychic connection with other vampires, whom he deems his "children." By the year 2006, vampires had been hunted so intensively and become so rare that John Winchester had thought they were extinct. But in the year 2011, as directed by Eve, the Alpha Vampire uses his psychic connection to encourage vampires to focus on increasing their numbers. Dean kills all the vampires he finds in one nest, but it is unknown how many other nests may have been created or increased their numbers.
In 2017, the British Men of Letters enacted Project V -- the systematic elimination of all vampires located in the American Midwest. The BMOL were able to dwindle the vampire population in the Midwest from 241 to a single nest of 11.
In Apocalypse World, it was shown that after the Apocalypse occurred and the human population dwindled significantly, vampires, like all monsters reverted to a more feral and instinctual state of being.
'Vampires nest in groups of eight to ten. Smaller packs are sent to hunt for food. Victims are taken to the nest where the pack keeps them alive, bleeding them for days or weeks.'
A vampire is created when a person ingests vampire blood, but the transformation is not complete until they feed on human blood. Once turned, they suffer from bloodlust and must feed on blood, human or animal, to survive. In rare cases, the transformation results in bloodshot eyes as seen with Gordon Walker and Alex Jones. Unlike folkloric vampires, they do not require an invitation to enter a home and are not killed by sunlight, however prolonged exposure to sunlight can be painful. They also prefer to live in packs in locations called nests, and will mate for life. After death, like all monsters, vampire souls go to Purgatory.
A vampire must feed on blood to survive — preferably human blood — although they can subsist on animal blood. Some vampires, such as those formerly led by Sheriff Len Cuse, also devour organs and flesh, as part of a new age philosophy related to not wasting any part of the kill.
Powers and abilities
- Enhanced senses - Vampires are able to smell humans and vampires over long distances, once a vampire has your scent, they have it for life. Vampires also have the ability to see in pitch darkness, and have been known to exhibit an animalistic eyeshine effect (only shown in 1.20 Dead Man's Blood and 12.14 The Raid).
- Immortality - Once a human is turned, they become immortal and unchanging.
- Infectious blood - Vampiric blood is highly infectious, a human can be turned by being fed a vampire's blood or if the vampiric blood comes into contact with an open wound or cut.
- Regeneration - If a vampire has enough blood to feed on, they can heal quickly from any wound besides amputation.
- Retractable fangs - Vampires have a second row of sharp teeth that emerge from their gums and extend beyond their human teeth, allowing them to rip out the throats of their prey.
- Burning saffron, skunk's cabbage and trillium blocks a vampires scent. John Winchester gives these to Dean to put on the fire. He also tells Dean to dust their clothes with the ashes to stand a chance of not being detected.
- The Colt - A special bullet fired from the Colt can kill a vampire. The gun is capable of even killing the Alpha Vampire.
- Dead man's blood - A syringe of blood from a corpse can paralyze a vampire and cause wounds that are slow to heal. More recently, hunters have taken to coating bullets with dead man's blood to achieve the same effect.
- Decapitation - Cutting off the head of a vampire will kill it.
- Severe physical harm - Serious physical injuries, while not fatal to vampires, can cause them debilitating harm for a time. With enough blood they can heal, but it can be extremely effective in the short term.
- Smiting - Angels can burn vampires from the inside out with a touch, killing them.
- Sunlight - Not deadly, but can cause a nasty sunburn and their eyesight is sensitive to UV light. Vampires prefer to sleep during the day.
- Vampire Cure - A cure for vampirism exists, but only if the vampire has not yet drunk human blood. The infected will need to drink a mixture that includes the blood of the vampire that turned them to reverse the effects of the vampirism.
- Vamptonite - The blood of humans which has been poisoned by the Leviathan food additive is fatal to any vampire who ingests it. Called "vamptonite" by Dean, this is also effective if the blood is injected directly from a syringe.
Daniel Elkins attracts the attention of a group of vampires, led by Kate, who follow him home and kill him after a struggle. They take the Colt from him and Kate presents it to her mate and patriarch, Luther, who scolds Kate at first for killing a hunter. The vampires live in an old barn where they capture tourists and feed on them, turning one such victim, Jenny, into one of their own. Their nest is invaded by the Winchesters, where Kate is lured after them, only to be captured and injected with dead man's blood while another vampire is killed. John Winchester uses her as a bargaining chip to force Luther to hand over the Colt, after which the vampires try to kill John. At the same time, Sam and Dean rescue the vampire's captives, killing the vampire guarding them and then go to help their father. Sam and Dean take down two vampires with dead man's blood soaked arrows and presumably later kill them. John is able to kill Luther with the Colt, while only Kate and Jenny escape alive.
Sam Winchester is captured by a group of vampires who have sworn off human prey and have chosen to feed on cattle instead, but they are still living in fear of being hunted. Their matriarch, Lenore, wishes for Sam to go back to his brother and the hunter Gordon Walker and warn them off hunting her kin. Gordon refuses to do so, however, and discovers the nest and tortures Lenore with dead man's blood to prove to the Winchesters that all vampires are monsters. Lenore resists her bloodlust despite his methods of temptation. The Winchesters turn against Gordon and free Lenore, having seen her resilience.
A vampire called Dixon has been infecting young blonde women with vampirism in the hopes of rebuilding his lost family and repopulating the vampiric species. He converts them by feeding them his blood under the pretense that it is a recreational drug, administered either with an eyedropper or in a drink. One of the girls he has recently turned is caught and interrogated by Sam and Dean, which puts them on his trail, but the timely arrival of a vengeful Gordon Walker prevents them from pursuing Dixon.
In a cruel twist of fate, Dixon captures Gordon and turns him into a vampire as punishment for the vampires he's killed in the past. Gordon is not a passive victim and he uses his new strength to murder Dixon's girls and escape. This drives Dixon to despair and apathy, and when the Winchesters find his nest, he admits to everything he has done and allows them to kill him. Gordon, after escaping Dixon's nest, soon falls victim to bloodlust and feeds on human blood. He then continues his hunt for Sam, declaring his intent to first kill Sam Winchester, and then himself. Setting a trap by capturing and infecting another woman to work as a distraction and then isolating Sam so that he can attack him. Gordon underestimates Sam, however, and is subsequently decapitated with barbed wire in the fight while Dean kills Gordon's victim with the Colt.
- Vampire: Lucy/Dracula/Shapeshifter
In this episode, the Winchester brothers begin their supernatural investigation by looking into a vampire attack. However, the "vampire" turns out to be a shapeshifter who disguises himself as classic horror movie monsters, including Dracula.
When Sam's is memory replaced and his identity changed to Sam Wesson, he begins to have flashbacks of monsters he hunted alongside Dean, including the time Dean decapitated a vampire with a saw blade.
In Limestone, Illinois, Sam and Dean investigate the disappearances of several young women. They discover that the most recent victim was obsessed with Twiligh-style vampires, and that she was communicating with someone who claimed to be a vampire online. At the same time, a blood bank van is robbed. Sam and Dean go to a club called the Black Rose, the girl's last destination, and discover vampires trying to "recruit" new members. Sam kills one vampire, but Dean is turned by a vamp named Boris. Sam intervenes, belatedly, and chases the vampire away. The Winchesters return to their hotel room, and Sam calls Samuel. Dean, who is prepared to be killed by Samuel, sneaks away to bid Lisa goodbye. He is nearly overwhelmed by his hunger, but resists and returns to Sam and Samuel. Samuel surprises Dean by revealing a cure in his grandfather's hunting journal. In order for it to work, Dean must consume no human blood, and must acquire the blood of the vampire that turned him, so Dean goes to the nest of the vampires with a syringe of dead man's blood.
At the nest, a "recruiter" named Robert offers Dean blood, which he declines, and reveals that they are not longer allowed to kill people. Dean meets Boris, and tries to stab him with the dead man's blood, but Boris is too quick. Before Boris can kill Dean, all the vampires collapse, Dean included. He has a shared vision of the Alpha Vampire, and perceives that the Alpha wishes to build an army. When he awakes, Dean must fight the vampires in the nest. He eventually kills all the members—except one beheaded by Sam and Samuel—and gets Boris's blood. Samuel prepares the cure and Dean drinks it. He vomits blood and passes out, but re-awakens as a human.
- Vampire: Alpha Vampire
Samuel and his people capture the Alpha Vampire. They subdue him using an IV of dead man's blood and attempt to interrogate him, but he is extremely resistant to pain and doesn't give Samuel any information. After Samuel leaves the room where he is being held, he is approached by Dean and Sam and he reveals to them that, though he is the first vampire, he has a mother. He also tells them that Samuel is torturing him for information about Purgatory and its location. Shortly after their conversation, he escapes his cage and almost escapes, but demons appear and take him away on Crowley's orders. It is revealed that Samuel has been working for Crowley, who takes Alpha Vampire to continue interrogating it about Purgatory.
While making their way through Crowley's prison, Sam and Dean come across a vampire in one of the cells. It is presumably killed by Castiel when he kills all of the monsters in the prison.
- Vampire: Lenore
Castiel brings Lenore to Bobby's place so that they can ask her for Eve's location. She is hesitant, but eventually tells them where to find Eve: in Grants Pass, Oregon. She then asks to be killed. With Eve on earth, her nest has abandoned her and returned to feeding on humans, and even she has given in to her bloodlust on one occasion. Sam and Dean try to persuade her that after Eve is destroyed things will improve, but Lenore is doubtful. Castiel places a hand on her head and kills her.
In Grants Pass, Oregon, they find Eve experimenting with creating hybrid monsters. On examination of some of the hybrids in a bar, Dean finds they have strange hybrid attributes—one creature has vampiric teeth in addition to the spike of a wraith protruding from its wrist. Dean dubs these hybrids Jefferson Starships.
Crowley has captured a vampire and has discovered that when he burns Eve's brain or sticks a spike into it, the vampire, who Crowley calls Chocula, feels pain.
While interrogating a demon named, Redd, Bobby reveals that Redd had captured a nest of eight vampires in Swan Valley for Crowley as part of his duties of hunting monsters to help Crowley find Purgatory.
Eliot Ness tells Dean, "I started doing this 'cause vampires were turning folks in Cleveland."
- Vampire: Alpha Vampire
Sam and Dean learn from Crowley that the Alpha Vampire escaped before Castiel killed all of the monsters in Crowley's prison and as they need the blood of an Alpha for a Leviathan-killing weapon, gives them the location of the Alpha's hideout. There, Sam, Dean and Bobby discover that the vampires have been killed by feeding on humans poisoned by the Leviathan food-additive and find Emily, a girl kidnapped by the vampires years ago who is secretly loyal to the Alpha. Emily leads them to the Alpha, but betrays them to him. At the same time, Edgar the Leviathan comes for the Alpha as well having learned his location from a vampire he captured, turned into to get his memories, then killed. Sam and Dean try to convince the Alpha to give them his blood, but he has made a deal with Dick Roman and doesn't believe them when they tell him Dick has betrayed them. The Alpha has Sam and Dean locked up and meets with Edgar who confirms that the Leviathans betrayed the vampires and that the food-additive is intended to kill all monsters that feed on humans including vampires in order to get rid of competition. At the same time, Sam and Dean break free and kill a vampire with poisoned blood and get kitchen knives to deal with Edgar and the other vampires. The Alpha battles Edgar to no avail, but Sam and Dean intervene, decapitating Edgar. Grateful for them saving him and understanding that the vampires and the Winchesters have a common enemy, the Alpha gives Sam and Dean his blood without a fight and lets them leave with Allan, a young boy he has kidnapped but promises to "see you next season" which they look forward to.
- Vampire: Benny Lafitte
Flashback: In Purgatory, Dean interrogates a vampire about the location of Castiel and decapitates him when he doesn't get an answer. He is attacked by another vampire, but is saved by the vampire Benny who offers him a deal: Benny will show him a way out of Purgatory that only humans can use if Dean lets Benny's soul hitch a ride out with him. Dean agrees as long as they find Castiel first.
Later, Dean succeeds in escaping Purgatory with Benny's soul and performs a ritual that resurrects Benny at his grave site. The two go their separate ways, but Benny later contacts Dean and they agree to not keep in touch for awhile, but that Benny can call Dean if he needs help.
- Vampire: Benny Lafitte
Flashback: Dean and Benny interrogate a monster for the location of Castiel and finally learn his location from the monster before Dean kills it with Ruby's knife. Dean and Benny find Castiel and tell him of their plan to escape, though Benny warns that he doesn't know if the way out will work with an angel. Benny gets confrontational about the fact that Castiel abandoned Dean and Castiel reveals to both that he did it to protect Dean as powerful monsters, including the Leviathans are after him. Castiel reluctantly joins Dean and Benny in looking for a way out of[Purgatory.
Flashback: Dean, Benny and Castiel defend themselves from three monsters that attack them and then argue about the fact that Castiel's presence is drawing attention to Dean and Benny. Benny and Castiel want Dean to leave Castiel behind, but Dean is determined to get all three of them out as per their deal or die trying. When Dean points out that Benny is a vampire, Benny insists that he only feeds on blood transfusions and that "I feed on blood, not people." However, before they can argue anymore, Castiel senses Leviathans approaching and three are forced to run. The three end up fighting two Leviathans and Dean decapitates one and Benny decapitates the other, saving Castiel much to Dean's shock.
Benny, knowing that if his maker gets wind of the fact that he is alive will come after him, goes after his maker to kill him first. He tries to get a vampire from his former nest named Quentin to tell him where his maker is, but Quentin ambushes him with two other vampires. Benny wins the fight and kills all three vampires, but is badly injured and calls Dean for help. Dean brings Benny blood from Benny's truck to help him recover and Benny explains what he's doing so Dean decides to join him. Benny explains that his former nest are vampire pirates, or as Dean calls them, vampirates, who find private yachts going on long journey's, ambush them, feed on the owners and sink the boats to hide their crimes. Dean and Benny figure out from things Quentin had on him that the nest is on Prentis Island and head there with Benny explaining his own personal history of falling in love with one of the people he ambushed, abandoning his nest who's leader believes he's a god and being killed ultimately for his betrayal. He also wants revenge for the death of his lover Andrea Kormos which was the last thing he saw before he was killed.
On Prentis Island, Benny is shocked to find Andrea alive and a vampire and is ambushed and captured while Dean escapes. Dean makes his way through the nest, single-handedly killing all of the vampires he finds, which is at least four of them. Andrea and another vampire named Sorento hold Benny captive and Andrea is revealed to be so high up in the nest that she only reports to the leader, Benny's maker. Andrea orders Sorento away then reveals she still loves Benny. Telling Benny that his resurrection is proof that his maker is not a god and that he can kill the maker where Andrea and the other vampires can't, she gives him the keys to his handcuffs and a knife with which to kill the maker. Benny is brought before his maker who reveals that he turned Andrea as a form of revenge against Benny. Benny reveals Andrea's treachery by showing his now-free hands and easily overpowers and kills Sorento with his own knife when he attacks him. Benny's maker refuses to defend himself, hating the world and wanting to die on his own terms, but Benny promises to show him another world (Purgatory) and kills him with Andrea's knife. Heading down to meet Andrea, Benny is shocked to learn that instead of wanting to burn the operation to the ground and start a new life with him like he wants, Andrea wants to continue the piracy and hunting humans and starts to attack Benny when he refuses. However, Dean decapitates her from behind before she can attack.
Benny is left completely distraught by the experience and wonders why Dean kept his word and resurrected him rather than betraying him. On the mainland, Sam and Benny meet and an awkward moment ensues where Sam wants to attack but Dean dissuades him. Recognizing that Sam and Dean need to sort things out, Benny leaves them alone.
- Vampire: Benny Lafitte
Flashback: In Purgatory, Benny leads Dean and Castiel to the location of the portal, telling them that someone told him where it was. Dean argues with him over the idea that whoever told him could've been lying to him, but Benny insists that he lies, he doesn't get lied to. Finally, Benny is proven right when the nearby portal opens in response to Dean's presence. Telling Dean he's putting a lot of trust in him, Benny prepares to transfer his soul into Dean. Dean tells him he has earned that trust and casts a spell that transfers Benny's soul into his arm. When Dean makes it out of Purgatory through the portal, Benny's soul goes with him.
A rouge vampire named Desmond decides to create his own nest and tries to entice Benny, who has moved back into his hometown in Louisiana and is looking after his great-granddaughter Elizabeth secretly, into helping him. However, Benny refuses so Desmond warns him that he will kill someone every night until Benny agrees. Desmond's first victim draws the attention of mentally-unstable hunter Martin Creaser who is following Benny and believes him to be the killer. He calls in Sam and Dean, but Dean believes Benny's story even after finding him after he buries Desmond's second victim. Despite Dean's belief, Martin and Sam go after Benny until Dean tricks Sam into leaving. Dean and Benny go after Desmond after Benny pretends to agree to join him to learn where he is and in the confrontation that follows, Benny kills Desmond. However, seeing Dean bleeding from an attack stirs Benny's bloodlust.
Afterwards, realizing that the situation means he can no longer stay there, Benny leaves, but Martin, obsessed with killing Benny, kidnaps Elizabeth to force him to return. In the confrontation that follows, Benny pretends to allow Martin to kill him, but turns the tables on him and in the fight that follows, rips out his throat, killing him, before fleeing.
- Vampire: Benny Lafitte
Benny calls Dean for help after his loneliness starts to get to him without Dean or Andrea there to keep him going in the right direction. Though Dean, who believes Benny's story after learning what happened from Elizabeth, promises to meet Benny for coffee once the case he is on is over, he later calls Benny to say a final farewell, having decided to cut all ties to the vampire. Benny is left in a deteriorating situation: no friends and he's running out of blood with only one bag left.
In Conway Springs, Kansas, as Krissy Chambers and Aiden sit in a car at a make-out spot, a vampire attacks them, expecting easy prey. However, they are actually young hunters who laid a trap for it as it has supposedly killed Aiden's family. While the vampire is distracted with the "scared" Krissy, Aiden decapitates it from behind and confirms that it is the one that killed his family.
Hunting the vampire that killed Josephine Barnes' family, Jimmy Day, Krissy, Aiden and Josephine come into contact with the Winchesters who are in town tracking vampire kills and found out about them. Aiden and Josephine find a young woman tied up in Jimmy's motel room, but he runs when confronted by them. Krissy takes Jimmy down with a dart filled with Dead Man's Blood, but he claims not to know what is going on and that he is innocent of the deaths of Josephine's family. Not believing him, Josephine cuts his head off.
The next day, Victor Rogers pulls the three from school and shows them a surveillance photo of a female vampire he claims killed Krissy's father. He proves it to them as the vampire has on a necklace owned by Lee, but Sam isn't so sure that its real as it has no date stamp. At the same time, Dean learns from Jimmy's victim that she was actually kidnapped by a man in a hoodie and a blue van and that Jimmy only returned from Afghanistan a few weeks before, making him a new vampire. Josephine's family was also killed a few months before, making Jimmy innocent of their murders like he claimed.
Following a clue, Dean travels to the closed Conway Springs Lodge where he finds the woman who is completely confused as to what is going on. She is a vampire, but has been newly turned and hasn't fed yet. As a result, when the kids show up to kill her, Dean convinces them that something else is going on and to not kill her as if they can get the blood of the vampire that turned her, they can cure her.
At the same time, Sam goes after the man in the hoodie with Victor only to learn that he is a vampire named Seth working with Victor. Victor knocks Sam out and ties him up, planning to have Seth kill him. They have made a deal: Victor lets him roam free and in return, he works for Victor, killing people so he can create the next generation of hunters. Sam, Dean and the kids arrive and the Winchesters reveal the truth to them. Seth confirms he is the true killer of their families, something he says he enjoyed and Victor tries to convince them not to let it change anything. When that fails, Seth takes Aiden hostage so he and Victor can escape. When Josephine distracts Victor, Krissy shoots Seth in the right eye and chest with darts filled with dead man's blood, taking him down.
After everything is over, Seth is presumably killed and using his blood, the group is able to make the cure and administer it to his innocent victim, returning her to being human.
- Vampire: Benny Lafitte
In Purgatory, a vampire attacks Sam, but after he stabs it in the stomach with Ruby's knife, Sam decapitates him with the vampire's own blade.
After learning from Naomi that Sam got to Hell through Purgatory and that Ajay is dead, Dean goes to Benny for help. Benny agrees to let Dean kill him and then lead Sam and Bobby Singer to the portal out, as he doesn't feel like he belongs on Earth. After agreeing to see Benny when Sam returns, Dean decapitates him.
Three more vampires attack Sam and Bobby. Sam kills two, but the last one nearly overpowers Bobby before Benny rips out his throat. Recognizing Benny, Sam lets him lead them to the portal out where three more vampires, enraged at Benny working with a Winchester again, arrive to attack. Having never intended to return to Earth, Benny stays behind to hold the vampires off and is last seen battling them as Sam escapes.
A vampire stops at the side of the road where a girl, Tracy Bell, is having car trouble. The vampire offers the girl a ride and when she agrees and starts to get in his van, extends his fangs in preparation to feed on her. However, Tracy is a hunter and kills the vamp, leaving his headless body and abandoned van by the side of the road.
Charlie Bradbury reveals that she has become a hunter and that one of the beings she hunted was a teenage vampire.
Annie Jones, who is called Alex by a "family" of vampires nesting in O'Neill, Nebraska, runs away to Sioux Falls, South Dakota out of guilt of all the times she has lured people in for her vampire "family" to feed on. In Sioux Falls, Annie is arrested but is found by her "brother" Cody who intends to take her back to the "family." However, before he can, Sheriff Jody Mills arrives and decapitates him with a fire axe. Jody then calls in Sam and Dean to help and they start hunting the nest to protect Annie who they discover was kidnapped eight years before by the vampires. Annie refuses to help them, but Sam and Dean figure out what town the nest is in from the bus ticket Annie had on her that she used to flee the vampires. Jody takes Annie to her family cabin for protection, while Sam and Dean go after the nest.
In O'Neill, the vampires, "brothers" Connor, Dale, an unnamed "brother" and "mama" Celia track down the people who helped Annie escape, kill them and head to Sioux Falls to find her, leaving Dale behind to dispose of the bodies in a woodchipper. Sam and Dean find the nest in an abandoned house and capture Dale who Dean tortures for information. Finally, Dale tells them the truth about how Annie was used as a lure by the vampires and is not as innocent as she appears and how the others are after her right now. Sam and Dean call to warn Jody, but the vampires arrive as they do, having learned of the cabin from Deputy Frank, kidnap Annie and knock Jody out. Dean kills Dale and he and Sam head out to stop the other vampires and save Jody.
Needing to stop the vampires, Sam, Dean and Jody raid the nest. At the same time, Celia forgives Annie for her actions despite them causing the deaths of Cody and Dale and convinces her to turn into a vampire herself. Raiding the nest, Sam and Dean are captured when Connor threatens Sam with a shotgun to force Dean into surrendering and his "brother" knocks Dean out. Sam is tied up and the vampires start to drain him of blood into jars while Jody finds the newly-turned Annie and is captured by Celia. As the "brother" goes to drain Dean, he wakes up and incapacitates the vampire with dead man's blood. Dean and Connor get into a fight over Dean's machete, but using strength that presumably came from the Mark of Cain, Dean easily overpowers and decapitates Connor, showing great enjoyment in doing so to Sam's worry. Realizing Jody is in trouble, Sam and Dean rush off to help her. In the basement, Celia tries to get Annie to drink Jody dry and finish her transformation into a vampire, but Annie tries to convince Celia to spare Jody as Jody was so nice to her. Jody realizes that Celia lost her own daughter named Alex a long time ago and kidnapped Annie and renamed her to replace her dead daughter, something Jody was trying to do with Annie and her own dead family. Celia admits this and goes to drain Jody, but Annie intervenes, injecting Celia with dead man's blood to save Jody. Telling Annie not to watch, Jody decapitates Celia as Sam and Dean arrive to help.
Afterwards, the incapacitated vampire is killed and as Annie never fed, Sam and Dean are able to use Celia's blood to create the cure and save her though the cure will make her sick for a few days.
- Vampire: Maurice
While trying to learn about the circumstance that lead to the death of his fiancé, Ennis Ross sneaks into the monster club in the back of the restaurant he was dining the night prior. He quickly comes face to face with an employee of the restaurant, who reveals himself to be a vampire. Ennis fires his weapon into the vamp, which has no effect, just as it is about to feed on Ennis, Sam and Dean arrive cut off its head.
A group of vampires who consume all of their prey, not just the blood, go to Hibbing, Minnesota in order to find Sheriff Len Cuse, their former leader with the hope of getting him to rejoin them. Len had left the nest as he got tired of the cries of their prey and started feeding off of blood bags and protecting humans as a sheriff. They kill and consume two people, stealing one's belt and the other's wallet. Despite not being part of the nest anymore, Len does his best to protect them, but the kills draw the attention of Sheriff Jody Mills who is at his sheriff's retreat. She calls the Winchesters to let them know and investigates the kills. After Len is seen over a victim by Sheriff Donna Hanscum, the Winchesters and the sheriffs track the vampires to an old farmhouse where they are captured. Starr explains the nest's way of operating and tries to get Len to rejoin them by killing the Winchesters and the two sheriffs. However, Len refuses so Star kills him. Dean breaks free and kills Catfish and the other vampire while Star goes after Jody for knocking her down. However, Donna kills her to save Jody.
- Vampire: Benny Lafitte (hallucination)
In order to take the edge off of the Mark of Cain, Dean takes a case in Tulsa, Oklahoma with six vampires while Sam enlists Rowena's help in decoding the Book of the Damned. By the time Sam rushes to Dean, he has slaughtered all six vampires single-handedly, a personal best, leaving Sam worried that he'd take a case that dangerous alone.
While under the influence of the Werther Box, Dean hallucinates that he is Purgatory with Benny Lafitte who encourages him to kill himself. After Dean kills "Benny", the Box's influence over him ends.
After getting a call from Rudy, Dean investigates a vampire case with him. Due to the influence of the Mark of Cain, Dean is rude about the victim they found and orders Rudy away. With the help of the brother of one of the victims, Dean tracks the vampires to a cabin where they have captured Rudy. Dean kills one outside and faces off against Reggie, refusing to surrender even though he is holding Rudy hostage. When Dean startles him, Reggie accidentally stabs Rudy, killing him. Dean then decapitates Reggie and rescues the girl. However, his actions in getting Rudy killed cause him to summon Death in hopes of getting Death to kill him before he falls further under the Mark's influence.
While Sam and Dean are missing, Castiel tells Mary Winchester of a series of a vampire attacks in Lancaster, Missouri. Castiel tells her that in their absence, he tried to do the case himself, but was unable to find the vampires. He eventually left town after three more women died. Though Mary offers to take Castiel with her on finishing the case, he refuses as he feels he will just get in the way. Mary is able to locate the nest and kill the vampires on her own. As she leaves afterwards, she gets a call from Castiel who has heard from Dean.
- Vampire: Alpha Vampire
As part of their American operations, the British Men of Letters begin Project V, a plan to wipe out all vampires in the United States. Armed with the anti-vamp device or AVD, the British operatives kill 230 of the 241 vampires in the Midwest Region of the United States with the remaining vampire retreating to a single nest in Wichita, Kansas. However, the deaths of so many vampires draws the attention of the Alpha Vampire who rallies the remaining Midwest vampires to strike back against the British Men of Letters.
At the time of the vampire raid, aided by the fact that hunter Pierce Moncrieff is on the Alpha Vampire's payroll, Mr. Ketch attempts to get Dean to join the British operation by taking him to deal with the nest themselves. In the nest, the two men find a single traumatized vampire that had remained behind. Before they kill her, the vampire reveals that the rest of the nest has gone after the British operation.
When the attack begins, Sam is in the BMOL mobile command as Mary Winchester was trying to entice him into joining the operation by showing Sam what they were up to. The vampires kill two British operatives and breach the compound, but Sam and Mary manage to capture the nest leader and kill another vampire. Before being killed by Mary, the vampire reveals that the Alpha Vampire is leading the raid.
Surrounded with no way to get help, Sam, Mary, Mick Davies, Pierce, Alton Morehead and Serena Colman attempt to come up with a plan to defend themselves, settling on using the AVD as a bug bomb in the compound's vents. With the AVD doubtful to harm the Alpha Vampire, Mick produces the Colt, the one weapon the British Men of Letters possess that could potentially kill the Alpha Vampire. After providing Mick with the ritual to create more bullets for the Colt, Sam leads Mary and Pierce to get the AVD. Sam is delayed killing two invading vampires, leaving Pierce and Mary to get the AVD. Pierce knocks Mary unconscious, destroys the AVD and gives the Alpha Vampire the all-clear.
With Pierce's help, the Alpha Vampire penetrates the control room and kills Alton and Serena. As the Alpha Vampire attempts to threaten Mick into ending the operation, Sam and Mary return and Mary knocks Pierce out while Sam retrieves the Colt and threatens the Alpha Vampire. In the standoff that follows, Mick manages to slip Sam a bullet for the gun while Mary distracts the Alpha Vampire so that Sam can load the bullet. Sam ultimately shoots the Alpha Vampire through the head with the Colt, killing him.
Following the death of the Alpha Vampire, Sam and Mary deal with a few stragglers and the remaining vampires flee after the death of the Alpha Vampire.
- Vampire: Marlon
A female vampire is later shown bidding on Sam Winchester in the online auction.
Sam and Dean encounter vampires in Apocalypse World, and learn that with the lack of a food source after Michael started wiping out humanity, monsters, like vampires reverted to a more feral, instinctual state. Becoming no different than animals, with their bodies also having gone through physical changes, altering their appearances.
Needing to pass through an underground tunnel that serves as a nest for vampires, Sam and Dean lead their group, but when they become trapped due to a blockage, they are soon swarmed by vampires. As Sam and Dean kill as many as they can trying to keep Floyd and Maggie safe, Sam has his jugular ripped out by a vampire and dragged off down a tunnel, while Dean fights off the remaining vampires.
Later, Lucifer revives Sam and tells him that he wants a relationship with Jack. During their conversation, Lucifer had all the vampires in the tunnel crammed in the same corridor and threatens to sic them on Sam if he doesn't take him to Jack. When Sam agrees, Lucifer kills all the vampires before making their way to the resistance camp.
Having been disappointed by his conversations with humans and angels alike, Michael stands before a young man telling him he is worth saving because his wants are simple and pure, wanting only to eat as the young man reveals his vampire fangs.
- Vampire: Lydia Crawford
Michael has abducted a nest of vampires in Duluth, Minnesota, where in an abandoned church he begins performing experiments in an attempt to enhance the vampires through the mixing of their vampiric blood and small amounts of his grace, however the experiments prove to be fatal, burning all the vampires from the inside, all but for one woman named Lydia Crawford who was able to escape.
When Sam, Bobby and Mary are able to track her down, she gives them the location of Michael's church in exchange for letting her live. As Lydia is packing to leave, she is visited by Michael who tells her he let her escape as he needed bait for the hunters, with her usefulness expended, Michael smites Lydia.
While searching for Dark Kaia, Sam, Dean and Jody come across three vampire heads on pikes in a clearing in the woods. When Sam asks Jody if the heads match her three decapitated victims, Jody assumes they belong to her John Does, but tells Sam that she had Alex test samples of the bodies with silver and dead man's blood, which had no reaction.
After Maggie is captured by the djinn, Neil, he uses his enhanced powers to manifest Maggie's greatest fear -- a vampire from Apocalypse World which were responsible for the death of her family. When Sasha Rawling hears a strange noise coming from the attic, she goes to investigate, but is thwarted by the appearance of the vampire, who scares her off, but does not give chase. Finding Maggie strung up in the attic, having her blood drained, she warns Sam of the vampire, which attempts to attack Sam, but is pierced in the chest and explodes into dust.
- Vampire: Brett
A vampire named Brett helps clear an office building of people, choosing to not feed due to Michael's coming plan to send his army out in Kansas City to feed and turn the cities population into monsters.
While checking around the building, Brett is surprised by Sam Winchester, who decapitates him.
In Supernatural: Fresh Meat, a group of vampires assist an aswang in distracting the Winchesters, with the group going after Sam and Bobby when they attempt to find a weapon to kill the aswang. The aswang is also able to manipulate the Winchesters by infiltrating a hunting bar posing as another hunter, turning their new ally Jimmy when he is tricked into a meeting with a vampire cult. Although Jimmy is able to resist the urge to drink blood and attempts to help Dean fight the aswang, his head is torn off by the aswang before Dean can kill it.
Vampires in Lore
According to most lore, vampires subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are undead or a living person. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, the term "vampire" was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism. Local variants of vampires were also known by different names, such as vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in Romania.
Vampires in Fandom
- A list of SPN and SPN RPF vampire stories