"We’re supposed to be monsters, not celebrities. But then along came Harmony Kendall. And now the blood bags love us. Thousands of years of evil, destroyed by reality television."
HARM magazine cover

Harmony’s fame influenced the public opinion on vampires and Slayers

The Vampire craze was a sociocultural phenomenon that followed the exposure of the existence of vampires to the general public. Due to the popularity of vampires, an anti-Slayer sentiment became common, reinforcing the Twilight Group’s efforts in destroying the Slayer Organization.

As the first exposed vampire and eventual celebrity, Harmony Kendall was the main spokeswoman of the movement.

Events and Elements

  • Vampires becoming a popular fetish:
    • humans desiring to be bitten[1][2][7][8] or even sired;[9][6][10]
    • vampires becoming celebrities themselves, with VIP entrance to night clubs[2] and fans of vampiric fiction idealizing real vampires.[11][12]
  • The Vampy Cats, plush cute vampire-cats, but actually demons in disguise;[13] with its destruction by the Slayer Organization making Harmony a martyr.[14]
  • Buffy Summers and the Slayer Organization classified as terrorists by the military and general public.[15][16]
  • Publication of the articles “Q&A with Harmony Kendall” about vampire lifestyle and “Slayers: Why They Hate America” calling attention against Slayers in HARM magazine.[17]
  • The success of the Twinkle, the novel and film series about the romance between a human and a vampire, with associated merchandising;[18]
  • The Last Angel in Hell film and merchandising.[19]
  • The Cirque de no Slay, a live show that showcased the love between a vampire and a mortal human, with Slayers as intolerant villains, with anti-Slayer merchandising.[20]
  • The mark of Twilight becoming a symbol of resistance against Slayers and in favor of vampire rights.[16]
  • Realization of VampCon, integrating vampires with sympathizers.[8]