5. Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer – t.v. series)
Spike was put through a lot during his run on Buffy, and after prissy boy Angel left Spike took over as the main male vampire lead. He was violent, brooding, twisted and British, and somehow viewers, myself included, got hooked on the romance between him and Buffy. Unlike vampires nowadays who fall in love with humans faster than they can kill them, he actually had to struggle with this idea and it almost tore him apart (we all remember robot Buffy!).
It was refreshing to see a female vampire who was head strong, independent and able to kick some butt. She broke all the vampire rules. Selene was different from the usual femme fatal female vampire; she was one of the top vampire warriors who listened to her gut and did not let anyone stop her from doing what she wanted. Obviously this was still a Hollywood film so she did all of this while wearing a skin tight leather jumpsuit, but just because you’re a tough female doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy.
3. Edward Cullen (Twilight Series – book series by Stephanie Meyer)
Yes I am sure you are wondering why I have Edward on my list when I bashed the vampires from Twilight. Well this is a list of my favorite vampire characters, and I cannot deny the fact that I too became obsessed with Edward while reading the books. I would like to note that I am talking about the book character not Robert Pattinson’s version from the films. I don’t know how to justify having him on the list, but here he is. Just accept it, I have.
2. Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Chronicles – book series by Anne Rice)
But why not Brad Pitt’s character Louis you ask? Well if you have read the actual books then you wouldn’t have to ask. Like Edward above, I am referring to the book character not the Tom Cruise version of Lestat. You love to hate this character, but you also start to understand him. I think that everyone can find a little of themselves in Lestat, whether they want to admit it or not. He never apologizes for who he is or what he has done. He is the quintessential vampire bad boy.
Eric is the Lestat of The Southern Vampire Series: tall, blonde, handsome, unapologetic and ruthless. Many say that Anne Rice’s vampires are the vampires to compare all other vampire too, and since Eric was created after Anne Rice’s books then shouldn’t Lestat be first?
Well, again, this is my list so I make the rules! All I have to say is read the books and then you will know why he is number one.
(Side Note: Anyone else notice the leather motif going on in all of these photos? Why do you think that is?)