Vampire hunters are the focus of today’s post. Well, famous vampire hunters to be exact. Vampire Hunters have the tough task of killing the creatures that stalk the night. They don’t see them as romantic or lovable like most of us, but rather a menace to society that needs to be wiped out. This list covers some of the big names in the slaying game, not every hunter in the history of forever, but some popular ones.
Abraham Van Helsing: A name we all know of, that of Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the fictional character and a protagonist from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. A known vampire hunter and enemy of Dracula.
Anita Blake: The fictional necromancer from the novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. When Anita isn’t raising the dead for work, she is killing the undead for the government.
Buffy Summers: The high school hottie from the super popular show Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Not only is she badass but she is hilarious as well.
Blade: The half vampire, half human vampire hunter from the movies and comic books. He teams up with Whistler, a retired vampire hunter and weapons expert, to get revenge on the beasts that killed his mother.
Bloodrayne: Another dhampir seeking revenge on the monsters that destroyed her family. This time a super sexy, leather covered video game character.
Dark Hunters: I am just going to bunch this awesome group of men and women together. They are vampire hunting army of Artemis, from the sexy book series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Michael Colefield: Detective Sergeant Michael Colefield, the vampire hunter from the Ultraviolet mini series on tv.
Carlisle Cullen: Do I even need to explain this one? The father-like vampire from Twilight. His human father hunted vampires and eventually so did Carlisle, until he was turned into one himself.
D: Vampire Hunter D, a character in Japanese novels, is yet another dhampir (they make excellent vampire hunters). He is renowned for his amazing skill and unearthly grace, but feared and despised for his mixed lineage: born of both races but belonging to neither.
Edgar and Alan Frog: The young brothers from the movie The Lost Boys. When they aren’t running the comic shop they are out hunting vamps.
Gabriel Van Helsing: The vampire hunting hero in the movie Van Helsing, played by Hugh Jackman, along side with Kate Beckinsale.
Harry Keogh: The anti-hero of the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley. Harry has an assortment of awesome powers, like – talking to the dead, teleportation, telepathy and a bunch more.
Magiere and Leesil: Magiere is a dhampir and Leesil is half-elven, they hunt vampires with a fey-dog, Chap. From “Dhampir” by Barb and J.C. Hendee.
Sean Manchester: A real life vampire hunter who founded the Vampire Research Society and also took part in the Highgate Vampire in London.
Javier Mendoza: The vampire hunter in the tv show Blood Ties.
Robert Neville: The main character in the novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. Robert is the sole survivor of a viral pandemic, the symptoms of which resemble vampirism. He tries to find a cure to it so it’s sorta like vampire hunting.
Zero Kiryu: He is one of the main characters of Vampire Knight manga. Zero is Yuki’s close friend and the only other Cross Academy Guardian. Zero carries an anti-vampire gun named “Bloody Rose.”
There’s your list of well known vampire hunters, if you know of more please feel free to share.