5 Ways 'The Vampire Diaries' Vampires Are Unconditionally And Irrevocably Better Than The 'Twilight' Ones
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5 Ways 'The Vampire Diaries' Vampires Are Unconditionally And Irrevocably Better Than The 'Twilight' Ones

Why these bloodsuckers drain away the competition with ease.

5 Ways 'The Vampire Diaries' Vampires Are Unconditionally And Irrevocably Better Than The 'Twilight' Ones
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Our generation has seen vampires in every available facet. Whether that be television, books, or movies. This being said, it is my experience that states that the two most popular vampire franchises are "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries". When comparing the two subspecies there are many differences between the vampires in both storylines. These differences are what make the bloodsuckers from "The Vampire Diaries" better than those found in "Twilight."

Here are five reasons why the vampires found in "The Vampire Diaries" are better than the vamps found in "Twilight."

1. Vampires in the sun

In "Twilight," viewers are subjected to vampires that sparkle like disco balls. This goes against everything that vampire lore says is true. Whereas in "The Vampire Diaries" the sunlight affects the vamps in a way that is closer to the facts found in vampire mythology.

2. Vampire personalities

The vampires found in "The Vampire Diaries" are not afraid to get down and dirty. They fight and eat like true vampires, the show isn't afraid to get bloody (which is expected of anything that involves bloodsuckers). "The Vampire Diaries" makes a point to show vampires as people but also allow them to not fight their nature. "Twilight" on the other hand barely shows the violence, and when they do it isn't bloody at all and it ended up just being a vision.

3. Hatred of Werewolves

In both series, we find a hate/hate relationship between the undead and the werewolf community. The difference is that "The Vampire Diaries" actually gives a good reason. The feud started with "The Originals" and has festered throughout time, not to mention a bite from the overgrown puppy will kill a vampire.

In "Twilight" we are given the Shifters, which aren't real werewolves and then Caius muttering about the Children of the Moon in "Breaking Dawn." We are never given a reason as to why the two species hate each other, and we never really get to see REAL werewolves.

4. Physiology

The make up of these vampires is only truly explained in "The Vampire Diaries." They give you background on how the species started, how the body works, and what happens if one of them doesn't feed. Whereas "Twilight" just kinda talks about venom a little bit but never really goes beyond that.

5. Realism

While the idea of vampires really existing is cool, it is not at all practical. That being said of the two, the vampires found in "The Vampire Diaries" win when it comes to this category.

These vamps are the only ones that could truly stay completely under the radar. They don't look any different from when they were human, unlike the unrealistic beauty found in the "Twilight" vampires. And with the "snatch, eat, erase" game on their side, you could have been dinner and not even known it.

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