Due to my love of vampires and my love of making lists (I’m hardcore like that) I am making a list of my personal favorite vampires. I’ve been seeing these lists pop up all over the interwebs lately, and I feel like joining in on the list-making fun. And of course, I ask you to do the same! In a comment below list off your top 10 favorite vampires.
Here’s my list, which took me ages to do since I love WAY more than just 10 vampires.
(In no particular order!)
Angel, played by the gorgeous David Boreanaz, started off as the mysterious and brooding love interest on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His forbidden love with the Slayer was both romantic and heartbreaking. When he left Buffy and made his way to his own show I loved him even more. Angel was dark and angsty one minute (which worked for him) and oddly hilarious the next.
When you ask someone who their favorite character from Anne Rice’s legendary Vampire Chronicles is, they will say Lestat 9 times out of 10. Not me. I adore Armand. This tortured vampire has made me laugh and made me cry. Armand’s book was the first to ever make me bawl my eyes out, and a fictional character that can stir that much emotion is a character I love.
The Vampire Diaries’ Damon Salvatore is clever, he has a sharp wit and a devilish grin to die for. He’s your classic bad boy with a bit of a soft side. I love watching his constant transformation on the show.
4. Henry Fitzroy
This vampire, the real-life illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, is both cocky and charming. You can’t help but love this vamp. I liked Henry in both Tanya Huff’s Blood Books and the TV show adaptation Blood Ties. I will admit though that I liked him in the books more than in the show, but both are amazing.
Dru from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is insane. Absolutely and totally insane. But SO entertaining. Drusilla’s madness was both horrifying and hilarious. Some of the greatest lines from both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel came from Drusilla. She is hands down one of my favorite vampires.
When I was a teen I was totally obsessed with Aubrey from Demon in my View. Written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, I fell in love with this book and the main vampire in it. Aubrey was wicked and sinister, he wasn’t some brooding vegetarian, he was dark and badass. I may not be a teen anymore, but I still love Aubrey.
Technically, Rayne from the BloodRayne video games is a dhampir, but I’m counting the half vampire anyway. Rayne is sexy as all hell, she kicks ass and she is wonderfully raunchy. Rayne has some of the best quotes I have ever heard in a video game – and they are all cocky and sometimes naughty.
Do I even need to explain why I love Spike? Any fan of Buffy and Angel knows why. Spike is sexy, he’s absolutely hilarious, and when you least expect it, he is deep and touching. He is one of the most beloved of all Buffy characters.
Pam from True Blood is fantastic! She’s classy, scary and she doesn’t take anyone’s back talk. She is elegant, feminine and beautifully deadly.
Klaus is a new favorite of mine. He is evil, he is a villain – but he is so damaged you can’t help but feel for him. He does the most horrific things one scene and then in the next he shows his softer side, which creates such a strong love/hate relationship. Joseph Morgan does an amazing job portraying all of the emotions of Klaus.
There you have it! My (current) top 10 favorite vampires (it’s entirely possible my list will change next week)! There are so so SO many more vampires that I love, making this list was definitely more difficult that is should have been, but it was fun. Now it’s your turn! Who are your favorite vampires?