From the anime classic Vampire Hunter D, a dampeel is the half-breed result of a union between a vampire and a human. The protagonist of the story is both a vampire hunter and dampeel. This gives him enhanced strength, stamina, and the ability to heal would-be fatal wounds quickly.

The vampire nobles look down on dampeels just as they look down on humans. Note that this is somtimes spelled dhampir, but the pronunciation is similar.