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The Creatures of the Night, one of mankind's oldest enemies. They are fearsome monsters who lurk in the darkness of the moon. Nasty bunch. While there are good people among them, the majority of them are pure monsters. Where else do you think humans get their fear of the dark from, kiddo?
Carl Black.

A Creature of the Night, also known as a Child of the Night, Creature of Darkness or a Creature of Terror, is a type of dark mythical creature in folklore around the world, related as the metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural of the night.

Overview

There are many definitions of what a creature of the night is. The main idea is that a creature of the night is a supernatural, mostly malevolent, creature that comes from the darkness of the moon. They are known as the opposites and enemies of the Fae and Angels, which also indirectly makes them the allies of the Demons.

When there is an army of them, they can be called a Night Horde.

Description

Types of Creatures of the Night

Dark Spirits

  • Banshee - Hostile Irish creature
  • Dullahan - Demonic fae creature
  • Ghost
    • Accused Armour
    • Poltergeist
      • Quicksilver - Special Female Poltergeists
    • Specter
  • Jikininki
  • Krasue (Yokai)
  • Lethifold
  • Phantom
  • Shade
  • Wraith

Beasts

Living Dead

Others

Notable Creature of the Nights

Dark Spirits

  • La Llorona
  • Pontianak

Vampires

  • Maacah
  • Dracula - Vampire of God
  • Count Dracula - Founder of the Dracula Faction
  • Carmilla - Founder of the Carmilla Faction
  • Elizabeth Bathory - Leader of the Vampire Bathory House
  • Count Orlok - The most well-known Nosferatu

Other Undead

Beasts

  • Gill-man - Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Lycaon - First Greek Werewolf
  • Nebuchadnezzar II - Neo-Babylonian Ruler-turned-Werewolf
  • Kludde - Demonic Werewolf
  • Rougarou - French Werewolf
  • Thiess of Kaltenbrun - Livonian Werewolf
  • Wulver - Scottish Werwolf)
  • Wolfman

Others

  • Baba Yaga
  • Bat Boy
  • Spring-heeled Jack (Outsider)
  • Victor Frankenstein - Creator of Frankenstein's Monster (Outsider)
  • Igor (Outsider)
  • Dr Henry Jekyll/Mr Edward Hyde (Outsider)
  • Griffin (Outsider)
  • Phantom of the Opera (Outsider)
  • Samhain (Outsider)

Quotes

Wallachia will now become our seat. We will scour them off the land. We will continue to use the night hordes. All the creatures of terror that humanity once drove away.
Dracula to his war council.
Desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and wild goats will bleat for each other; there will also rest the night creatures and they will find for themselves places of rest.
Isaiah 34:14.

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Trivia

  • While Life is the creator of the fae, Death is more like a patron of the creatures of the night.
    • However according to some, Death does have a major influence over them, manipulating their continued existence since the beginning.
    • Even with this connection, reapers are not apart of the creatures of the night.
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