- “We're supposed to be monsters, not celebrities. But then along came Harmony Kendall. And now the blood bags love us. Thousands of years of evil, destroyed by reality television.”
The vampire craze was a sociocultural phenomenon that followed the exposure of the existence of vampires to the general public. Due to the popularity of vampires, an anti-Slayer sentiment became common, reinforcing the Twilight Group's efforts in destroying the Slayer Organization.
As the first exposed vampire and eventual celebrity, Harmony Kendall was the main spokeswoman of the movement.
Events and elements[edit | edit source]
- Exposure of vampires due to Harmony Kendall being photographed biting Andy Dick.
- Vampires dominating televised media:
- the reality TV show Harmony Bites. It had a filmed slaying attempt on Harmony by lone Slayer Soledad, with Harmony killing her and sucking her blood. The scene was a success of audience, and Slayers became the show's villains;
- Harmony's interview by Anderson Cooper, who questioned the Slayer Organization;
- a special by political commentator Keith Olbermann, who declared Buffy Summers as the worst and the Slayers as "modern-day blackshirts";
- Harmony's interviewed by Stephen Colbert, defending her anti-Slayer stance and the innocence of vampires;
- Harmony's interview with Larry King, as the victim of an attack against the Vampy Cat plush toys (actually the Swell);
- Harmony recognition as the vampire rights spokeswoman;
- soap operas and game shows thematic in vampires;
- Harmony's participation of the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars and eventually judge on Britain's Got Talent;
- Harmony establishing what would be called the Reform Vampirism rules.
- Vampires becoming a popular fetish:
- The Vampy Cat, plush cute vampire-cats, but actually demons in disguise; with its destruction by the Slayer Organization making Harmony a martyr.
- Buffy Summers and the Slayer Organization classified as terrorists by the US military and general public.
- Publication of the articles "Q&A with Harmony Kendall" about vampire lifestyle and "Slayers: Why They Hate America" calling attention against Slayers in HARM magazine.
- The success of the Twinkle, the novel and film series about the romance between a human and a vampire, with associated merchandising;
- The Last Angel in Hell film and merchandising.
- The Cirque de No Slay, a live show that showcased the love between a vampire and a mortal human, with Slayers as intolerant villains, with anti-Slayer merchandising.
- The mark of Twilight becoming a symbol of resistance against Slayers and in favor of vampire rights.
- Realization of VampCon, integrating vampires and new vampires with sympathizers.
Ending[edit | edit source]
- “This sucks. Six months ago, I was cool. Had emo chicks lining up to let me suck their blood... What are we gonna do?”
- ―Unidentified vampire[src]
The growing popularity of vampires apparently came to a halt with the rise of zompires during the end of magic. Although, the public opinion only began to fall with the Supernatural Crisis Act in the United States, which was created in response to a state of fear and violence against the supernatural in national scale after a Shenlong attack in San Francisco. Harmony herself went on an international tour and become an expatriate to avoid being imprisoned in a Safe Zone. New vampires were additionally framed for the death of two thousand people in a nearby town. Despite it was publicly exposed that the tension against the supernatural was fabricated by a series of attacks by the Pandora Project, the supernatural returned to the shadows and the new vampires' leader, Vicki, apparently was ready to hunt people again.