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Vampire Knight: 6 Special Abilities of Pureblood Vampires

The Purebloods of Vampire Knight possess the most ethereal beauty and play a very significant role in the anime series as they are considered the rulers of all other vampires. Here's a list of what makes them the most powerful among vampires.

by akirajasmine
Oct 14, 2015 2:58 AM | 6,728 views

Vampire Knight Pureblood

Pureblood vampires have no trace of human ancestry and so they are considered the progenitors and rulers of all other vampires. They meet and talk to each other in social gatherings for the elite vampires where Kaname Kuran is considered as the most respected pureblood vampire. Taking aside the conflicts and hierarchies of political views among these blood-thirsty beings, let’s find out what makes them the most powerful of their kind.

1. Immortality & Resurrection

Pureblood vampires live the longest among other vampires as they are immortal beings. They can also put their selves to sleep for a very long time, even hundreds of years, and be resurrected through a blood sacrifice.

2. Ability to Heal

Pureblood vampires have the ability to heal faster from injuries. However, when they are struck by anti-vampire weapons to the heart and head, their ability to heal is rendered ineffective, and they will eventually die. Purebloods also have the ability to attack or kill their own kind. Lower ranked vampires don’t have the power to do so since they must succumb to the power of purebloods. Other vampires are seen to have the same ability but their wounds don’t heal as fast as those of purebloods.

Pureblood vampires can also heal the sickness of a human being by letting them drink a certain amount of their blood. It also gives that person incredible strength. However after doing so, they will become subject to the pureblood's control and must continue to drink blood if they want to stay alive.

3. Absorb the Power of Other Vampires

Vampire Knight Pureblood Rido and Yuuki Purebloods have the ability to absorb the power of other vampires to increase their own, making themselves stronger. They do it by simply drinking the blood of the vampire whose power they wish to possess. They engage in a battle where the powers of the defeated vampire will be transferred to the other by having their blood drained.

Rido trying to devour Yuuki's blood

4. Enhanced Strength

Purebloods are considered the most powerful among vampires as they possess enhanced strength. They are stronger than lower-ranked vampires, allowing them to withstand battles longer. They can even attack their enemies with less effort, especially the level E vampires.

5. Super Speed

Unlike other vampires, purebloods have the ability move faster than can be seen by the naked eye. They can transfer from place to place as if gliding through the air.

6. Unique Powers and Abilities

Every pureblood vampire has certain special powers and abilities that make them unique. Such powers include:

  • Erasing Memories
    Vampire Knight Pureblood Kaname and Yuuki Kaname and Juri was seen to have this ability. It is performed through a physical contact with the person from whom they wish to erase a particular memory.

  • Control over Multiple Vampires
    Even if it’s against the will of other vampires, purebloods can manipulate them into obeying their command.

  • Ability to Turn a Vampire into a Human
    Juri Kuran, Yuuki’s mother, have the ability to turn a vampire into a human. She did it to Yuuki to suppress her powers and abilities as a vampire when she was a child. She also did it to protect Yuuki from Rido who wants to devour Yuuki to claim her powers. However, turning Yuuki into a human cost Juri her life.

  • Telekinesis
    Kaname and Yuuki both have telekinetic powers. They sometimes display such power when their emotions get out of their control.

  • Ability to Wield Anti-Vampire Weapons
    Vampire Knight Pureblood Yuuki and the Artemis Rod Yuuki is the only pureblood vampire who has the ability to wield an anti-vampire weapon, the Artemis, and transform it into its scythe form. It was seen during the battle in Cross Academy where Yuuki helped Zero to control his power by cutting him in the shoulder and to help defeat Rido.

  • Turning Blood into a Lethal Weapon
    Rido have the ability to turn his blood into a whip-like weapon which can cause fatal injuries to his enemies.

  • Ability to Manipulate Plants
    Vampire Knight Pureblood Hio Shizuka Shizuka has the ability to manipulate plants. It is the main reason why cherry blossoms fall whenever she is around.

  • Ability to Possess the Bodies of Other Vampires
    Vampire Knight Pureblood Hio Shizuka and Maria Kurenai Shizuka and Rido have the ability to possess the bodies of other vampires. It was shown when Shizuka possessed Maria Kurenai’s body to enter the Cross Academy as a night class student and when Rido possessed his son’s body, Senri, to get inside the Academy and get closer to Yuuki to easily devour her.

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