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The woman who became Lilith was dying in a desert when the amnesic vampire Cain came across her, compelled to feed upon her. As he did, she screamed his name, though he did not know how she was aware of it. As he drank just enough, she was able to rise again as a vampire like him, and became his bride, who was named Lilith.
She and Cain turned hundreds into their children, until one of them was killed in Egypt during the time of Ramses II. In her rage and loss, Lilith became the first to transform into a beast. They thought they had killed every one who had wronged them, all of the members of this cult of, to their perspective, child murderers, but some survived to form the Order of the Van Helsings. At some point, she died, and was believed by Cain to have been sent to Hell.
Possession of Tig and Destruction
When Cain failed to draw forth his bride from the portal to Hell formed by the Keeper in the House of Mystery, he learned that the darkness that had caused Andrew Bennett to fall to evil was the soul of not only some of the vampires, but every vampire, his beloved included. Drawing out the added souls, he managed to resurrect Lilith by implanting her soul into the dying body of Tig Rafelson.
In the midst of the nearing end of the universe, God sent Mary Seward down as a ghost to kill both Lilith and Cain, becoming embroiled in a battle with the former. However, while they were evenly matched in swordplay, Lilith was forced back to Hell by the closing of the portal when Andrew shoved the Keeper into it, transforming Tig back into her proper self in the process.
- Vampirism: In addition to the various mental and physical benefits that vampires are heir to, they also possess the ability to turn others into vampires as well. Each new vampire is traditionally subservient to the one who "turned" them, but some strong-willed vampires have been known to rebel against their masters.
- Enhanced Senses: A vampire's senses are enhanced far beyond those of a normal human being.
- Immortality: So long as vampires continue to consume blood, they will not age beyond the physical state they were in when they first became a vampire.
- Invulnerability: Vampires are invulnerable to most forms of injury (certain exceptions apply). Bullets, blades and blunt objects do little to no damage to a vampire's body.
- Regeneration: In addition to being virtually indestructible, whatever damage a vampire does in fact suffer can be healed through the consumption of human blood.
- Superhuman Strength: A vampire's strength level is several times that of a normal human being and they are considered superhuman.
- Superhuman Stamina: So long as they continue to consume human blood, a vampire can function tirelessly without rest or relaxation. However, a vampire's stamina wanes the closer it is to sunrise.
- Psychokinesis: Most vampires possess some form of psychokinesis. Some are clairvoyant, others can communicate telepathically, some possess mind control. Particularly powerful vampires can control the minds of several people at once.
- Transformation: Vampires often possess the ability to transform into a variety of creatures or effects such as bats, wolves, rats or even mist. While their physical attributes may fluctuate during such states, a vampire's mental acuity is the same as that when they are in their human shape. A vampire who transforms into an animal may also benefit from that particular animal's attributes including razor-sharp claws, fangs or the ability to fly.
- Metamorphosis: Vampires often demonstrate the ability to alter their appearance at will.
- This character is an adaptation of Lilith, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
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