The Vampire Thorn, also known as the Bloodsucker or VmpThorn, is an enemy encountered in Final Fantasy II. It has more HP than the Leg Eater, but awards less gil. Its physical attack may inflict the Venom status effect, which will wear off after the battle. It is a relatively weak enemy and usually comes in a group of Leg Eaters.
[view·edit·purge]The vampire vine was mentioned by William Thomas Stead, editor of Review of Reviews, published a brief article that discussed a story purportedly found in Lucifer magazine, describing a plant in Nicaragua called by the natives the "devil's snare". This plant had the capability "to drain the blood of any living thing which comes within its death-dealing touch".
[view·edit·purge]Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence, generally in the form of blood, of living creatures. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and may go back to "prehistoric times", the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century.
The PS translation of the name is Bloodsucker. [view·edit·purge]Bloodsucker is an alternate term for a vampire.