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Off My Mind: What If Sun-Based Superheroes Turned Into Vampires?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Would they just become normal vampires?
Yesterday we talked about the X-Men fighting vampires. As I woke up this morning, I started wondering, what if a superhero with sun-based powers was turned into a vampire? You would think that if a character like Spider-Man or the Flash were turned into vampires, it would be bad news. Vampires with super powers would be crazy and even more deadly for the general public.
With the X-Men, I thought about someone like Sunspot being turned into a vampire. I'm going along the lines of a vampire will burst into flames in the sun and not the 'sparkle' approach seen in Twilight. If Sunspot's powers are solar based, would they eventually go away since he can't sit out in the sun to recharge?
A more interesting character to think about being turned into a vampire is Superman (no offense to any Sunspot fans). I know, how could a vampire sink their teeth into the Man of Steel? I can't recall if I actually read Superman #180 (in which the Ed McGuinness cover art can be seen to the right) but obviously Superman didn't get turned into a vampire when fighting Dracula. Let's just say some crafty vampire had some Kryptonite handy that weakend Superman long enough to sink his teeth into him. Superman gets charged from our yellow sun. If he's a vampire that can't go suntanning, does that mean this SuperVampire would eventually become just a normal vampire? Would he still have a weakness to Kryptonite?
The other question that was brought up and I'll bring it up here (because I don't see myself devoting another article to vampires again anytime soon), is there a cure for being a vampire (besides a stake to the heart)? Is it just a matter of the right kind of magic to...magically turn the victim normal? What's going to happen to any X-Men that gets turned into a vampire? I say if Marvel is going to have the ba...guts to turn a 'beloved' character like Jubilee into a vampire, they should stick to the decision. Some things need to be permanent. We already know that death isn't. Let's see there be some lasting repercussions to something.
So if vampires are pains in the neck (sorry, it had to be done, I've resisted for two days), what would a super vampire be like? Should we just hope their superpowers are affected by the sun and they become just normal vampires? If we see superheroes being turned into vampires, should be we scared of what could happen next?