Is anyone here more familiar with the Vampire world than I am? Because I've been wondering what exactly a Ghoul is. I've been able to glean the following two possibilties. A: A human who drinks the blood of vampires to gain an extended lifespan. B: A human who has been given the "Proxy Kiss," whatever the hell that is, and is some form of lesser vampire. Or is it a combination of the two? Furthermore, since drinking vampiric blood obviously does not turn a human, how exactly is the Embrace conducted? Turning a human into a vampire has always been somewhat foggy, even in Dracula. Did Lucy become a vampire because Dracula sucked her blood? Or did her force her to drink his blood, like he did to Mina Harker? In Hellsing (my favorite anime), people simply drained of blood become ghouls, which are basically mindless zombies controlled by the vampire that fed off of them. Oddly, it is not shown how a vampire actually turns a human into another vampire. When Alucard turns Ceras Victoria, all that is shown is him sucking her blood.