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Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) on Vampire Diaries

Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder)
"The Vampire Diaries"

Damon combines the brooding bad boy persona with that of a vampire; think Dylan McKay with a literal thirst for blood. Damon has shown repeatedly he has a kind heart south of those killer fangs -- he genuinely loves and makes sacrifices for his beloved, Elena, and his brother, Stefan, who helped push him toward vampirehood so many years ago.

Do you agree? Did we miss a great vampire or include a werewolf who isn't quite up to primetime lycan standards? Let us know in the comments!

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TV's Best Vampires and Werewolves

Vampires and werewolves ... you can't escape the fang gangs on the big screen or TV these days. And while the movie creatures are getting all the attention this week (thanks to the release of the final "Twilight" movie), we'd argue that the small screen, too, has a long history of sinking its teeth into the genre.

From Barnabas Collins to the current bloodsuckers (who are among primetime's sexiest men), and from little Eddie Munster to the young lycanthropes on "Teen Wolf," these are the guys who get our votes as TV's all-time greatest vampires and werewolves. — Kimberly Potts, Yahoo! TV