A mythical creature, a hybrid, half-vampire, emerging from the compound of a human mother and vampire father. Dhampirs come from the Gypsy folklore. Unlike vampires, around which for centuries had accumulated and were preserved in myths, legends and superstitions, dhampirs are present in a broader awareness of science fiction writers and readers from a relatively short time. Consequently, the writers and the writers continued to treat dhampiry at its "whim", giving them the characteristics desired for a particular character, making it difficult to accurately characterize the powers possessed by hybrids. It is generally accepted that the father inherits dhampir some abilities unique to vampires. They may be different for each individual dhampira, such as a dhampir may be present in sunlight, for it must drink blood, another may not be in the sun, but it does not need to drink blood, yet another may be in the sun and do not drink blood. It may also happen that dhampir acclimate to the surrounding world and be able to function almost like a man. After her mother-man dhampiry usually inherit human weaknesses and emotions such as love, fear, hatred.
Dhampiry often face the side of good, struggling with real vampires. The most famous are dhampirami Blade (Blade, Blade is a vampire, although as a result of the mother by a vampire bites in the last month of pregnancy, and not as a result of sexual intercourse), Rayne (BloodRayne), Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy), and D Cullen Renesmee (Vampire Hunter D). The latter is often mistakenly called dunpealem or dumpealem, which penetrates the fact that the phonetic pronunciation in katakana dhampir recorded marks ダンピール (danpiiru), which is unaware of the translator translated - in accordance with generally accepted principles for the English language - the dunpeal, creating a new word . In both written and spoken Japanese, there is no letter "l", which is always replaced by an "r" and the pronunciation and writing letters "m" and "n" is sometimes alternating.