A vampire (バンパイア bampaia or 吸血鬼 kyūketsuki, lit. "blood-sucking oni") is a creature from Western folklore that drinks the blood of humans to survive. They are known to possess a great number of powers such as shape-shifting (mainly into bats), super speed and strength, regeneration and summoning demons/other monsters.
They also have a lot of weaknesses, including sunlight (which is why vampires are usually active at night) and exposure to crosses, silver, garlic and/or fire.
Similar but unrelated beings can be found in Asian folklore such as Jiang Shi.
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- Wikipedia entry for Vampire