Ask a Character: Clyde

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

I mentioned that the theme of this week would be vampires or vampire-like beings.  This is in honor of the future since my second series will be vampire-based.  I’m talking all vampires and no mortals.  Unfortunately, this means I have to look for vampire pictures.  I don’t want to say what I find more of.  Mostly because I’m tired of those two and don’t want to bring any more attention to them.

Now, I did a Super Special Sneak Peek about Clyde back in mid-May.  He got some good feedback and the gore was there.  So, I’m going to give him a shot at being questioned.  I mention him a lot since he’s technically my ‘dark side’.  I always play him up as extremely violent, which he is.  Yet, it isn’t as easy to anger him as I make people believe.  Clyde wants a challenge in his fights and will only attack a weaker opponent if they start with him.  Even then he’ll give some of them a chance to walk away, so he doesn’t have to waste his time.

Clyde is the progenitor of the dawn fangs.  Prior to Clyde, vampires were classically powered and they lost these powers in sunlight.  They adapted to this by learning magic and lording over undead.  After the Great Cataclysm, Clyde was changed and could enter the light without weakening.  His type of vampire is also a lot harder to kill.  You need to decapitate and destroy the heart.  Only a decapitation means the head can be stuck by on and the heart can be healed in an hour if that’s the only shot you get.  These vampires are unable to do magic, but they each have a power of the body, power of the mind, and power of the aura.  So, you never know what a dawn fang can do.  The saving grace here is that they aren’t dead like their predecessors.  They have a heartbeat, but they cannot create their own blood.  The blood they ingest is needed to revitalize their own blood. Oh and the dawn fangs can have live births.  The way they work is that a fang-born can only breed naturally because their blood isn’t as potent to make a transformation.  A womb-born can breed both ways because their blood is stronger.

Clyde himself is a warrior with illusion powers, can create his own blood, and get put himself into a state of god-like strength called Lord’s Rage.  That last one does leave him crazed and tired if it goes for too long.  If he doesn’t kill what forced him to go into Lord’s Rage then he’ll slaughter the next thing he sees.  He can use his blood to transform old vampires into dawn fangs, but he is very picky about that.  Anyone that is considered a Child of Clyde has to live by his rules and not cause any trouble.  Otherwise, he’ll have no problem killing them and moving on.  Vampires in general are very big on the death penalty.

So, that’s a basic overview of Clyde.  Ask away.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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5 Responses to Ask a Character: Clyde

  1. ioniamartin says:

    How do you take to being compared to other vampiric figures? And how do you like the fact that it is a Romanian woman from the same blood line as Vlad that is asking you this question?


    • Clyde: I have a strange origin here because my series began as an Earth-based series and I was moved into Windemere. So, I have knowledge of the other vampires, but I will never use it. This means it’s very odd to be compared to other vampiric figures.

      Luke: Weren’t you the reincarnation of Dracula at one point? Another time somebody made you the second coming of Jesus.

      Clyde: I’ve been horribly abused while waiting my turn. The comparisons are amusing at times. The sparklers get brought up, but they’re not worth my time. Vampires are always compared to each other as if we’re in competition. It’s difficult because there are different types that people don’t realize. You have your romantic vampires, eerie vampires, monster vampires, and combat vampires. I’m a combat vampire, so comparing me to a romantic vampire loses something. It would be like pitting an enraged tiger against a ballerina.

      As for your origin, I’m intrigued. I assume you’re not a vampire given reality, but I’m curious to know what traits of his you share.

      Luke: I don’t like that evil grin.


      • ioniamartin says:

        We both have a stubborn streak and will drain the blood of anyone who interferes with our plans to dominate others.


      • Luke: I think you two are related.

        Clyde: No, but I think she’d make a great vampire. She has the passion and defiance of one. The mentality of a person before being turned is more important than people realize. I’ve never liked those that turn whoever they meet to make an army of minions. A leader is only as strong as his weakest follower.


      • ioniamartin says:

        Agreed. Let them follow us.


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