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A baseline human (or in extremely rare cases, an elf) infected with the Bruckner-Langer strain of HMHVV. Often considered to be "Super Vampires", they share almost all of the traits and powers of standard vampires with the addition of the Physical Adept-like ability to increase their body or strength twice day, and a propensity for higher-than-average intelligence. They also suffer from an extremely reduced essence loss (which decreases their need to drain essence from others) and lack the former's vulnerability to wooden objects. Like all vampiric subspecies, nosferatu are capable of passing their infection on to others, but often choose not to do so.