There’s been all sorts of vampires on TV, film and comic books in the last few years. The chances are your idea of a traditional vampire isn’t the same as someone else’s any more. The thirst for blood, however, remains constant.
Last year, Geek Native had a copy of Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula – Johnny Alucard to giveaway so ran a competition to pick a winner. To enter the competitions readers had to consider a philosophical question.
Could a vampire still be considered a “good person” despite a thirst for blood. Readers had four options to pick from; yes, no and two “depends”. The results are pretty clear; most people, nearly half, thought that despite the curse vampires could be good. The next biggest group were people who thought the opposite; vampires are supernatural evil.
Here’s the breakdown of the research;
Dependant on their human prey not being killed: 17.1%
Dependant on drinking donated blood: 14.3%
What do you think?
Let’s run the poll again but take out the middle ground and force the hard choice. Can vampires be considered good despite their need for human blood? Yes or no?
Image credit: Nath. Batemann