Oh-M-Things wrote:I agree - having a repulsive power is really unusual for a vampire, especially since their whole species is designed to be 'alluring' to their prey.
Now that's in interesting observation! But I guess vampires must be on a whole separate perceptual wavelength from humans to start with (they're not especially alluring to each other, after all). But it might suggest that if Fred turned his powers of repulsiveness / overpowering unobtrusiveness (and it does seem to be a bit of both, doesn't it? sometimes he actually makes people feel sick so they don't want to think of him; others he seems to just be able to will them to forget about him) onto weak and vulnerable humans, he could basically knock whole villages unconscious or make himself literally invisible.
Unless...his innate vampire attractiveness would actually partly cancel out his repulsive effects (*pictures Bose noise-cancelling technology*). I mean, if other vampires are immune to the gorgeous-vampire-dazzle-effect, Fred might have an easier time repelling them, than humans whom he has to disgust in the face of his supernatural attractiveness.
Ok, sorry. Seriously geeking out here. Five minutes to midnight will have to be my excuse!