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My chinese name: 旸安德 (Yang-An-De)
In horror fiction, the silver bullet has a very specific purpose - to kill or subdue vampires.Monstropedia: VampiresAs Sam Leith explains, vampires and zombies symbolize middle-class fear of the upper and lower classes respectively.In other words, silver bullets kill those born with a silver spoon in their mouths. This is the magical principle of similars - as in the belief that rabies is cured by the hair of the dog that bites you (or that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink).In fairy tales or ancient myth, a magical weapon has overpowering force only when used by the right person against the right opponent at the right time. The popular notion that a silver bullet provides a general-purpose protection against all possible evils is a modern fallacy based on a misreading of magical lore.