Vampires in the Vampire Academy are very different from many other vampire movies.
Good Vampires (Moroi)
- NOT IMMORTAL - normally one of the things we associate vampires with is immortality. But in the vampire academy trilogy the vampires can be killed the same as any human. That is why the hire dhampir to protect them.
- Power over the elements - in vampire academy each vamp has the power to control one of the elements: earth, air, fire or water. On the rare chance that a vampire can control all of the elements it is called spirit magic. A vampire who practises spirit magic also has the ability to shadow-kiss people who have recently died.
- Compulsion - Mind control. Some vampires can do this while other can't.
- Daylight - annoy's yet doesn't kill them
Bad Vampires (Strigoi)
A moroi or dhampir can turn into a strigoi by either killing during the feeding process (Moroi only) only by being bitten by a strgoi.
- Steak through the heart - Strigoi can only be killed by a silver steak through the heart.