For almost every vampire, there is a vampire hunter. Vampires may be exciting, they may be hot, they may even have good intentions once in a while, but they also drink human blood. Because of that, they will always have human enemies. Hunters know the truth: vampires exist and represent an existential threat to the human population. Fortunately, hunters also know there are ways to get rid of vampires if one has the right tools and the will to use them. Vampire hunters are often on a noble quest to save people who inadvertently find themselves preyed on by the undead. They put themselves in harm’s way because they have nurtured the skills they need to protect and defend others. And if that means they can work out a personal vendetta against vampire-kind in the process, even better.
Here are ranked pop culture’s mightiest vampire hunters. While a number of vampires and half-vampires hunt their own kind, including Vampire Hunter D, Blade, and Angel, you won’t find them on this list. The hunters listed aren’t children of the night. Some of them are purely human, while some have a little something extra that makes them the perfect adversary for the vampires they seek to end. Regardless, these hunters discovered the vampire threat and decided they couldn’t sit this battle out. They jumped into the fight and found they were actually surprisingly good at it.
20. ROBERT NEVILLE (I AM LEGEND)
19. THE FROG BROTHERS (THE LOST BOYS)
18. FATHER CALLAHAN (SALEM’S LOT AND THE DARK TOWER SERIES)
17. VANESSA VAN HELSING (VAN HELSING)
16. CARL KOLCHAK (KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER)
15. CIB (ULTRAVIOLET)
14. ANITA BLAKE (ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER)
13. JACK CROW (VAMPIRES)
12. Melaka Fray (Fray)
11. SOLOMON KANE
10. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER)
9. LUCIAN (UNDERWORLD)
8. HOLTZ (ANGEL)
7. SAM AND DEAN WINCHESTER (SUPERNATURAL)
6. ABRAHAM WHISTLER (BLADE)
5. RAYNA CRUZ (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES)
4. THE BELMONT CLAN (CASTLEVANIA)
3. THE HELLSING ORGANIZATION (HELLSING)
2. BUFFY SUMMERS (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)
1. ABRAHAM VAN HELSING (DRACULA)
My questions are :-
1. From this list who is your favourite hunter?
2. Who would you like to see another on the list?
Interesting post, HNTR!
I have 2 from the above list that have made a huge impact in my life, and by that, I mean, making a profound effect on my character and personality.
As a teenager, it was Buffy Summers, hands-down. I had a girl crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar, for goodness' sake! But she was so svelte and doing the stunts and being the chosen one and looked awesome slaying - and loving - vampires.
Then, later on, I was drawn to Abraham Whistler. He had the guts to have done what he did in his quest of slaying evil vampires. The technology, guns... he was a brilliant mastermind with a certain jaded charm.
I would have loved to see Selene from Underworld, in the list above.
One thing in common with all my favourites are complex characters. They are not good or evil per se, but with a conscience. And I feel that all vampires ought to develop a conscience. This is when we evolve.
XxLuciferaXx thank you for such a nice reply.
Yes it was hard to leave Selene out , as it was to
leave Angel out.
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