What we do in the shadows reintroduces former amateur vampire hunter Derek as a confused new vampire, but how did he become undead? On What we do in the shadows season 3, the co-equal vampire council rulers Nadja and Nandor argue over who can sit on the throne, Nandor’s familiar and bodyguard Guillermo convinces them to let him do so as he solves the lack of a throne figure, and no one would recognize it behind. the ceremonial robes.
However, a problem quickly arises, as it is Guillermo who recognizes someone who is destined to stand trial: Derek, an amateur vampire hunter. After Nandor and Nadja sentence Derek to death, Guillermo once again uses his skills to free Derek. Guillermo then convinces Nandor and Nadja to forgive Derek, on the condition that he resolve his transgressions and train as a new vampire under Laszlo, who is too drunk to object to the decision.
How did Derek end up becoming a vampire in the first place? On What we do in the shadows season 2, episode 3, Guillermo meets Derek as a member of an organization fond of hunting vampires. This could provide more clues to Derek’s vampiric origins.
At What we do in the shadows universe, the rules for spawning a new vampire are very similar to those of the traditional western vampire lore. A human must be drained of his blood and then drink the blood of a vampire, which initiates the undead transformation. After the new vampire first consumes human blood, only then will the transformation be completed. This is how Nadja turned LARPer Jenna into a vampire in What we do in the shadows Season 1, Episode 2. The fact that it’s so easy to turn someone into a vampire is part of the reason Guillermo, the familiar of Nandor he’s so frustrated that he hasn’t been made one of them yet. However, while the process is easy to get started, it is not always quick. After drinking Nadja’s blood, Jenna spent several nights thinking she was ill, as Nadja never explained that her transformation had begun. This led her to eat food and then throw it up, as vampires cannot eat real food.
It takes Jenna several nights to finally feed on human blood and complete her transformation. This shows how the vampires in the What we do in the shadows universe doesn’t always take care of the ones they spawn, which could be what happened to Derek. After drinking a vampire’s blood, Derek could have just walked away, which explains why he doesn’t know anything about the rules all vampires are supposed to follow.
Derek appears in one of the first episodes showing Guillermo’s abilities to kill vampires. While searching for virgin blood for his masters, Guillermo finds an organization called Mosquito Collectors of the Tri-State Area, which turns out to be a secret organization of amateur vampire hunters. One of these hunters is Derek, who later joins Guillermo on an unfortunate mission to infiltrate a house that is infested with vampires. As Guillermo manages to kill some vampires and escape with the other hunters, they leave many of the others behind, including Derek. In fact, Derek is missing from the rest of What we do in the shadows season 2, suggesting that he died. However, when he resurfaces as a fledgling vampire in season 3, it seems that instead of being killed, he became a vampire after the encounter, and is now a recurring character in What do we do in the shadows.
What we do in the shadows season 3 He has yet to delve into Derek’s vampiric origins, leaving plenty of room for speculation. As Derek’s last known encounter with vampires was during the failed hunting mission in season 2, it was likely spawned by one of the vampires they found there. Unlike the house of the main characters of What we do in the shadows, which is shared by only 4 vampires, the house Derek and Guillermo infiltrated was inhabited by more than 10 vampires. Derek could have been spawned by any of those vampires at any time during or after the mission. However, it seems that no one was left to teach Derek the most basic rules that he must follow in order to avoid the wrath of What we do in the shadowsvampire council. This means that Derek’s transformation is probably an accident, and that his father is unaware that they not only turned an amateur vampire hunter into a vampire, but also abandoned the poor creature.
Meanwhile, another possible explanation is that Derek could have gotten his hands in a vial of vampire blood somewhere in the house. As Nadja shows when she turned Jenna into a vampire, some older vampires keep their blood in a vial when they intend to spawn another. While Derek is unlikely to have knowingly converted, there is a possibility that in his fight to escape, he might have found and saved one of these vials, and then drunk the contents.
Derek is a coming back What we do in the shadows character which is also likely to appear in more future episodes. This is because Laszlo, whom Guillermo convinced to be Derek’s attorney during his trial at the vampire council, is now also in charge of teaching Derek the ways of the modern vampire. In order to work through his transgressions, Derek has also been recruited by Laszlo to sell the expensive pillows that his best human friend, Sean, needs to sell. If Derek becomes a recurring character on the show, the question of who created him and how will be even more important. It is rumored that when a vampire’s father dies, all the other vampires they created will die as well. This is an idea that has been addressed by What we do in the shadows season 3, and will likely continue to be explored as the program progresses.
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