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Who's Your Favorite Vampire Hunter?

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The Frog Brothers
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Van Helsing
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Abraham Lincoln
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Vampires are people too
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25649 total votes.
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Who's Your Favorite Vampire Hunter?

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  • None (Score:5, Informative)

    by Alter_3d (948458) on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @09:55PM (#40474887)
    Simon Belmont... and family.. The ones in the poll are a bunch of sissies compared to them.
  • by CelticWhisper (601755) <celticwhisper&gmail,com> on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @10:10PM (#40474963)

    I'd say that D and Alucard (of Hellsing, not Castlevania) are about as good as it gets. Honorable mention to the Belmont clan, if for no other reason than not throwing their hands up and saying "fuck it" after Dracula's 257403827th reincarnation.

    D and Allie, though, are the only 2 out of this whole set who are match for each other, considering how powerful Alucard is implied to be when he takes the gloves off (literally and figuratively), and the fact that D was sired by Dracula and was still alive over 10,000 years later.

    Then again, there is Jefferson Twilight, but...are we limiting the vampires hunted to those of the dark-skinned persuasion?

  • Re:Abraham Lincoln? (Score:5, Informative)

    by MLease (652529) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:21AM (#40475557)

    No, he's not the Cowboy Neal option. There really is a novel about Honest Abe being a vampire hunter. See,_Vampire_Hunter_(novel) []

    Also a movie has been made of it. Haven't read the book or seen the movie, though.

  • Missing option... (Score:4, Informative)

    by phaedrus5001 (1992314) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:58AM (#40475747)
    Given the chance, I would've voted Simon Belmont. []
  • Blackula hunter? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 28, 2012 @01:52AM (#40476005)

    Jefferson Twilight, if we're including blackula exclusive hunters.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 28, 2012 @02:58AM (#40476273)

    He is Dutch and his first name is Abraham, not Van. (Wikipedia spells it Van too, maybe they got it from the book?) This is a typical Dutch naming convention that often confuses English speakers. A lot of Dutch names will have van (from) or van de (from the) or variations thereof: van den, van der. When last names were made compulsory under Napoleonic rule, people often chose the place they lived at, in or near as a descriptor. So Jan who lived near a mill (molen) became Jan van der Molen. Piet who lived on a dike became Piet van Dijk. In Flanders this is the norm, it is more likely to have a Belgian called Vandermolen then van der Molen.
    Dutchmen who emigrated to the US often contracted their name to avoid confusion: Vanderbilt for instance.

  • by arth1 (260657) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @07:29AM (#40477273) Homepage Journal

    It should still sort under H, not V.

    Major derailment ahead - please skip if not interested in sorting, I18N or librarians.

    American registries are pretty much impossible to find anything in, because of the sorting/catalogization rules. Except from screwing up prefixes like da/de/der/van/von/mac/bin/ben, they totally disregard anything but the last word, not understanding that one can have a legal surname that consists of several words.

    Abraham van Helsing gets put under "V".
    Jon de Linde gets put under "D".
    Preben Steenstrup Jensen gets put under "J".
    John Twelve Hawks gets put under "H".

    Not only are these wrong, but it's not even consistent.

    Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink - who knows!

    Or people with no last name, like Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. I wouldn't be surprised if she gets sorted under "I" or "B".

    Then there are letters that don't exist in US ASCII, and ligatures. Then, sorting seems completely arbitrary - sometimes based on which US letter it mostly resembles, and sometimes based on pronunciation, but only of single letters.
    You might find a double-s sorted as either a single s or as a B, but seldom as double-s. And a thorn can be sorted as either a P or D or Y or T, but not as TH, because multi-character sorting seems to be a concept not understood.
    Similar for ligatures - when Phoebe is spelled with "oe" as separate letters, you will find it before "Phocoena", but when spelled with a ligature, it likely goes before, because the ligature gets mapped to "o" so they can do single-character sorts. Aegis with "Ae" as separate letters comes before Abraham, but Aegis with an Ae ligature will usually be sorted after Abraham.

    Incomplete and ethnocentric CS education might have to take some of the blame for this - while good multi-character sorting algorithms were published 30-40 years ago, I haven't ever seen one in American text books, which still seem to advocate that US ASCII with character/letter equivalence is state of the art.

    And I have no idea of how many times I've seen a web form that will reject last names with a space in it, or if accepting it, puts the first parts of the last name as a middle name.

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:4, Informative)

    by landofcleve (1959610) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @08:56AM (#40477961)

    A zombie is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft or from illness, disease or plague.

    • It has lowered consciousness, mobility, and agility.
    • It immediately begins to decay and decompose with no cessation.
    • It is easily barred from forward movement by basic blockades of physical impediments.

    The resurrection body, which is the type that Christ had after His resurrection according to Biblical Scriptures, possess several properties

    • immortality
    • entirety, implying the restitution of the limbs, the distinction of the sexes and the perfection of the senses;
    • the excellent physique and physical beauty (natural prerogative).
    • incorruptibility, freedom from decay, or impassibility, freedom from pain, deriving from the perfect submission of the body to the soul
    • clarity or glory: the bodies of saints will reflect the light, the inner splendor of the soul, therefore, in the body they will conform to the Incarnate Word;
    • agility, so that the body of the saint, once free from the natural heaviness (imponderability), will be able to move rapidly from one place to another in the cosmos;
    • subtility, the faculty to penetrate everything: the glorious body penetrates, without difficulty nor mutual damage, the other bodies in the Universe.
    • Zombies clearly are completely different from a resurrected, glorified or incorruptible body.

  • by rbrausse (1319883) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @09:41AM (#40478485)

    this one []?

    my search query was "novel vampire inquisitor brothers spain"

  • by Kirth (183) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @10:09AM (#40478801) Homepage

    And even better, Prof. Abronsius of course! []

  • Re:JCVH? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:07PM (#40480639)


  • by camperdave (969942) on Thursday June 28, 2012 @12:25PM (#40481131) Journal
    I've got to go with The Doctor. In his fourth regeneration, he and Romana wind up killing the last Great Vampire, a race that was the source of all vampire legends on practically all inhabited planets, and an enemy of the Time Lords. These puny things that Buffy, van Helsing, and that ilk hunt are merely the minions of one of the Great Vampires.
  • Re:JCVH? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Patch86 (1465427) on Friday June 29, 2012 @02:30PM (#40498029)

    Frankenstein's Monster is nearly brain dead, is fashioned from multiple pieces of many people, was built by a man, and is easily destoyed

    Actually Frankenstein's monster was highly intelligent in the original text; the whole moaning and stumbling thing only occurs immediately after he is "born", and he acts like a monstrously large child. By the end of the book he was articulate, well-read, and driven by bitterness over his lonely existence.

    Even in the Universal films, he develops feelings and emotions, although for some reason never learns to speak. Keeps the "child-like" thing going for the duration.

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