"Now Louis, I'll clear up some of the Myths about Vampires. Garlic? Though it gives bad breath, I like the taste. The Cross, made up by some desperate priest! Now my favorite shape shifting? Turning to a bat? have any idea how painful that would be? Even if we could why would we, all that skin stretching, bone breaking, yuk....We prefer the smoke or fog, as Willow is demonstrating! Painful? Not really its an illusion quite helpful in getting out of sticky situations!