Those crazy sci-fi lovers over at SFX have ranked their picks of the top 50 Vampires again. Our favorite vampire, Alexander Skarsgård’s Viking vampire Eric Northman from True Blood ranked 2nd (topped only by Ian Somerholder’s Damon Salvatore from the Vampire Diaries). Eric’s previous position was #41, so he’s up 39 spots in the 2012 ranking, but come on, he should be #1!
Eric the Viking. Once a phrase that immediately meant “flop comedy from the Monty Python guy”. Now it means, “Top Nordic vampire hottie.” Bill was supposed to be the alpha vampire on True Blood, but – although far from unpopular – he was eclipsed by his blond nightclub owner boss in the popularity stakes (if “stakes” isn’t too sensitive a word to use). As in so many other cases (Spike and Damon, for instance) he benefitted from the fact that he didn’t have to be the nice guy. Far from it – he’s an utter git, chaining Lafayette to a slave wheel, and tricking Sookie into drinking his blood. Not to mention all the killing. But it’s more than that. Eric is just so inherently cool. So cool it doesn’t matter if he does a bit of killing while getting his hair dyed; or if he cries when his maker dies; or if he wears a shell suit. He remains untouchable cool. Hell, he’s survived centuries with the name Eric. That’s how cool he is.
You can check out how the rest of the True Blood vamps rank at the source.
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