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29th Mar '18 7:22:15 PM Stevebob
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Characters who appear in ''Literature/NightWorld''.

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Characters who appear in ''Literature/NightWorld''.
''Literature/NightWorld''. Due to length, it has been split into subpages.




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* [[Characters/NightWorldSpirits Spirits]]

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!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is a vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the mortal realm.
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* BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the school a target. Thea and Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to resemble her and her siblings.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in the same way.
* MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her family.
* PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!!Angel
A major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and powerful being who claims to be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.
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* AccidentalMurder: It turns out that one of the main reasons Angel is BarredFromTheAfterlife is because he [[spoiler: accidentally killed a little girl using a fire spell and was subsequently killed himself in a drink driving accident before he could tell anyone what happened]].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Implied this is what happens to him after he finally finds inner peace]].
* TheCorrupter: To Gillian, though he does help her become a better person in the long-run in spite of this.
* EvilMentor: Eventually to Gillian. [[spoiler: She [[DefectorFromDecadence rejects his teachings]] once she catches on, however]].
* TheHedonist: Was this when he was alive, spending all his time drinking, partying, playing with dangerous [[spoiler: magic]] and so on.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Has this attitude initially, but becomes more selfless after meeting Gillian, whom he genuinely does want to help.
* {{Jerkass}}: He can be [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], irresponsible and downright dangerous at times, though it’s hard not to pity him by the end and he isn’t truly evil. Some of his behaviour is also implied to be a JerkassFacade to protect himself from the pain of [[spoiler: being stuck between worlds and his accidental killing of a child]].
* ManipulativeBastard: Turns out he’s been manipulating Gillian [[spoiler: from day one; even before they ''met''. He was actually the one crying like a child to lure Gillian to the icy creek, in the hopes she’d drown and allow him to come back to the mortal plane with her, or just keep her around as a fellow ghostly companion]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He eventually tries to kill [[spoiler: David in a car crash]], not just to get rid of the competition for Gillian’s affections, but to [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe steal his body]] and be with Gillian properly]]. Fortunately, his plan fails and he [[spoiler: decides against trying again, as he “didn’t want [Gillian] to hate [him] forever”]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Had this reaction after accidentally [[spoiler: killing a young girl whilst performing dangerous magic]]. He ended up getting hammered to try and numb the pain, [[spoiler: which ultimately led to his death in a car accident]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: For most of ''Dark Angel'', he's merely referred to as Angel. [[spoiler: His real name is Gary Fargeon]].
* TheReveal: It turns out in the end that ‘Angel’ [[spoiler: is actually a deceased witch named Gary Fargeon and a relative of the Harman family (he is not considered a Harman himself due to being descended from Emmeth Harman and witches are matrilineal)]].
* RomanticFalseLead: He’s set up as Gillian’s love interest and even claims to be her soulmate. [[spoiler: However, it eventually turns out that David is her real soulmate…and she and Angel are actually [[IncestIsRelative distant cousins]]]].
* UnfinishedBusiness: Gillian tries to figure out what’s keeping him on earth to set him free and when she does, to convince him of this too. As it turns out, [[spoiler: it was having the body of the girl he killed be found, and the girl’s father and Gillian forgiving him for mistakes and wrongdoings]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks: After being told by [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]] that he was [[spoiler: a witch]], he decided to use his powers simply to goof off and improve his own life, turning his nose up at [[spoiler: their offer to join their organisation]] and do some real good.
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* [[Characters/NightWorldSpirits Spirits]]

[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is a vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the mortal realm.
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* BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the school a target. Thea and Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to resemble her and her siblings.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in the same way.
* MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her family.
* PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!!Angel
A major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and powerful being who claims to be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.
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* AccidentalMurder: It turns out that one of the main reasons Angel is BarredFromTheAfterlife is because he [[spoiler: accidentally killed a little girl using a fire spell and was subsequently killed himself in a drink driving accident before he could tell anyone what happened]].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Implied this is what happens to him after he finally finds inner peace]].
* TheCorrupter: To Gillian, though he does help her become a better person in the long-run in spite of this.
* EvilMentor: Eventually to Gillian. [[spoiler: She [[DefectorFromDecadence rejects his teachings]] once she catches on, however]].
* TheHedonist: Was this when he was alive, spending all his time drinking, partying, playing with dangerous [[spoiler: magic]] and so on.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Has this attitude initially, but becomes more selfless after meeting Gillian, whom he genuinely does want to help.
* {{Jerkass}}: He can be [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], irresponsible and downright dangerous at times, though it’s hard not to pity him by the end and he isn’t truly evil. Some of his behaviour is also implied to be a JerkassFacade to protect himself from the pain of [[spoiler: being stuck between worlds and his accidental killing of a child]].
* ManipulativeBastard: Turns out he’s been manipulating Gillian [[spoiler: from day one; even before they ''met''. He was actually the one crying like a child to lure Gillian to the icy creek, in the hopes she’d drown and allow him to come back to the mortal plane with her, or just keep her around as a fellow ghostly companion]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He eventually tries to kill [[spoiler: David in a car crash]], not just to get rid of the competition for Gillian’s affections, but to [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe steal his body]] and be with Gillian properly]]. Fortunately, his plan fails and he [[spoiler: decides against trying again, as he “didn’t want [Gillian] to hate [him] forever”]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Had this reaction after accidentally [[spoiler: killing a young girl whilst performing dangerous magic]]. He ended up getting hammered to try and numb the pain, [[spoiler: which ultimately led to his death in a car accident]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: For most of ''Dark Angel'', he's merely referred to as Angel. [[spoiler: His real name is Gary Fargeon]].
* TheReveal: It turns out in the end that ‘Angel’ [[spoiler: is actually a deceased witch named Gary Fargeon and a relative of the Harman family (he is not considered a Harman himself due to being descended from Emmeth Harman and witches are matrilineal)]].
* RomanticFalseLead: He’s set up as Gillian’s love interest and even claims to be her soulmate. [[spoiler: However, it eventually turns out that David is her real soulmate…and she and Angel are actually [[IncestIsRelative distant cousins]]]].
* UnfinishedBusiness: Gillian tries to figure out what’s keeping him on earth to set him free and when she does, to convince him of this too. As it turns out, [[spoiler: it was having the body of the girl he killed be found, and the girl’s father and Gillian forgiving him for mistakes and wrongdoings]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks: After being told by [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]] that he was [[spoiler: a witch]], he decided to use his powers simply to goof off and improve his own life, turning his nose up at [[spoiler: their offer to join their organisation]] and do some real good.
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29th Mar '18 7:18:56 PM Stevebob
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[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.

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[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]]
[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist
of ''Spellbinder''. She is a vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.
mortal realm.



* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the fanguide.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.

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* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most school a target. Thea and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to help her.resemble her and her siblings.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in the fanguide.same way.
* BirdsOfAFeather: MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.family.
* GoodParents: PrehensileHair: She is a has very loving long hair which she uses attack and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
strangle people.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault:
WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on
wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised
stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her so burnt them alive in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral.
front of Suzanne. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when Thea sends her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going back to die.the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!! Cliff Hilgard
!!Angel
A supporting major character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and Phil's stepfather.powerful being who claims to be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with cancer.

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with a very tragic end that scarred James for life.
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* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and emotionally deep]] than she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: werewolf]] and come out mostly unscathed.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome and sensitive Jeremy is the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie]].
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something of a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].

!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters of Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.
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* AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' the stuff.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].
* BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is to cover up shyness or social anxiety.
* IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!!Eric Ross
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and Thea Harman's soulmate.
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* AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].
* BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
* DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at a vet clinic and aspires to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help her stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].

!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school and the love interest of Gillian Lennox.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and dark eyes.
* BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the roles]].
* BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To Gillian]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way. He also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the Night World]].
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after she confesses she's a witch and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who seeks to avenge the deaths of her mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of a vampire, John Quinn.
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* ActionGirl: One of the most prominent in the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname for her was "kitten".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has black hair and is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to grow close to anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].
* AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her catch-phrase, she is compared to a cat in her appearance and movements, she compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a ''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].
* ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed her mother and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). [[spoiler: He's later revealed to be none other than Hunter Redfern]].
* BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and werewolves and ''win''. [[spoiler: Or possibly not considering she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance to vampire telepathy]].
* BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At the start of ''The Chosen'' she's a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and [[spoiler: willingly decides to become a "damned Daybreaker" herself]].
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The day her mother and Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires, to the point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. [[spoiler: By ''Soulmate'', she seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].
* BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to recover from it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on the bodies of every vampire she kills.
* CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was her best friend, almost like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her. [[spoiler: When she discovers he's alive, she risks her own life to protect him, showing she still regards him as her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].
* CombatPragmatist: States she knows how to fight dirty and will do so if necessary, but only as a last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and prefers to fight honorably.
* CoolBigSis: Timmy seems to have viewed her as one.
* CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Fits this trope perfectly. After her mother and best friend are killed by a vampire she becomes a cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this to an extent by the end of ''The Chosen''.
* {{Determinator}}: She trained since she was a kid to avenge her mom's death at the hands of a vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).
* TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the Night World by the time she's seventeen; she even has a bounty on her head.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from and presumably killed her best friend, tried to kill her then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].
* GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove. [[spoiler: The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps. She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf to show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn - she's 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and is a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end of ''The Chosen'', she states that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which she practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my best friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].

!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited by the Lancers shortly before the events of ''The Chosen''.
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* AxCrazy: By the end of the story.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as the heroes are surrounded, she [[spoiler: turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the surrounding rooms and then smashes the Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].
* BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of vampires and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast finding her sister dying after being attacked by a vampire]].
* ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is to try and find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* TheOphelia: She’s described as being a fairly attractive girl, with a “sleep-walking” or “faraway” look in her eyes, and drifts in and out of periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and grief. See also SanitySlippage.
* SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the course of the novel, especially after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she suffers a complete breakdown and tries to [[spoiler: burn down the entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].
* VampireHunter: What she aspires to be.

!!Vicky
The Lancers's new second-in-command; a supporting character in ''The Chosen''.
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* BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the fact she's volunteered to help them on their mission.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, and she [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires and other Night People.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out that Rashel released Quinn, a very dangerous vampire who is also currently their only lead on finding the kidnapped girls.
* NumberTwo: To Elliot, the leader of the Lancers.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that giving vampires a quick death is "too good for them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".
* PetTheDog: She makes a point of being kind and inclusive to newcomer Nyala, promising to help her get revenge for her sister, though it's debatable as how much this actually helped her.
* TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, but really starts to hate her after she lets Quinn go, believing she's a "damned Daybreaker".
* RichBitch: Implied; she's said to have attended a "fancy prep school" growing up and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at the prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.
* TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to torture vampires they capture; she even brings her own personal torture kit wherever she goes.
* VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of [[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her kills on America's south shore before joining the Lancers.

!!Daphne Childs
A human girl kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'', who escapes with Rashel’s help and teams up with her to find the rest of the missing girls.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.
* AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club, she pretended to be under mind control despite being scared out of her wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into the back of a van, she watched to see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and jumped out once the van started moving.
* TheDitz: Can be one at times, being a bit scatter-brained and coming across as a DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually be pretty smart when she has to and is vital to Rashel figuring out where the girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up this stereotype to trick the vampires.
* HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed to be a lot tougher and more resourceful than she looks.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Has big “cornflower blue” eyes.
* NightmareFetishist: Subverted and deconstructed. She initially finds death and darkness fascinating, with she and her friends often talking about “surrendering to the darkness”, the most painful way to die and stuff like that. However, when she finds out vampires and other supernatural creatures are very much real, she’s freaked out by it. Her obsession with darkness is also implied to be a sign of underlying emotional problems she has.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She brilliantly acts like a complete moron whilst interacting with Quinn and Lily in the Crypt, pretending she doesn’t remember being kidnapped, as part of her plan to help Rashel rescue the kidnapped girls.
* ParentalNeglect / ParentalObliviousness: Her mother and stepfather are getting divorced and so pay very little attention to her. They didn't seem to notice or show much concern when she went missing for a whole day and she outright states they "don't really care what I do".
* PerkyGoth: Seems to be one, dressing in black, writing angsty poetry and being a bit obsessed with death and the occult, whilst being [[FreakyFashionMildMind bubbly and friendly]] most of the time (though she’s implied to be TroubledButCute beneath the surface).
* TroubledButCute: She’s implied to be very lonely and possibly depressed due to her parents ignoring her, among other things, easily allowing the vampires to take advantage of her vulnerability. But she is a [[NiceGirl nice person]] in spite of this.

!!Hannah Snow
The main protagonist of ''Soulmate''. She is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (save for the fact she's graduating at just 17 due to her exceptional grades) who begins experiencing strange nightmares and premonitions, leading her to realise she is the soulmate of Thierry, a vampire Elder. She eventually turns out to be an Old Soul, who has been reincarnated numerous times, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the leaders of Circle Daybreak]].
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* ActionSurvivor: She's not much of a fighter, but is able to do a decent job of defending herself with whatever's around, be it [[ImprovisedWeapon photo-frames or pencils]]. As it turns out she was a [[ActionGirl warrior]] in a previous life and can subconsciously recall some fighting skills, which comes in handy.
* AllLovingHero: Has shades of this; she even [[spoiler: feels bad for killing Maya despite the fact Maya has killed her repeatedly]] and is respected and loved by just about all of [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Thierry.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her original incarnation's skill at making tools from stone and wood, and her current interest in paleontology. She's eventually able to use both skills to cut herself loose from her bonds, fashion a knife from quartz and carve a stake for herself [[spoiler: which she later uses to kill Maya]].
* DamselInDistress: Zig-zagged. After being attacked by Thierry [[spoiler: actually Maya in disguise]], she [[DamselOutOfDistress manages to fend him off by stabbing him with a pencil]]. She also does a decent job fending off a werewolf that attacked her in her therapist's office, though had help from an outside party in this case. In the climax she is [[spoiler: kidnapped by Maya and actually succeeds in untying herself and getting a weapon, but ultimately has to be rescued by Thierry - in fairness, she probably didn't stand much of a chance against Maya as it was]].
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Or more specifically, dangerous ''seventeenth'' birthday. Hannah starts having nightmares and premonitions in the lead up to her birthday, even unknowingly writing herself notes warning she’ll be “Dead before seventeen”. As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for this: [[spoiler: None of Hannah’s previous incarnations made it to seventeen, thanks to Maya]].
* DevotedToYou: Tends to inspire great loyalty and affection in others, particularly her soulmate.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Her original incarnation died in Thierry's arms...after he [[CradlingYourKill accidentally killed her]]]].
* DisappearedDad: Her father is briefly mentioned as having died several years ago.
* DistinguishingMark / FacialMarkings: She has a distinctive birthmark on one side of her face, that even laser surgery couldn’t remove. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a ‘psychic brand’ caused when Thierry accidentally killed her in her first life and left a bloody mark on her face. She’s retained this mark in all of her subsequent incarnations, making her instantly recognisable to Thierry (and, unfortunately, [[StalkerWithoutACrush Maya)]]]].
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to her being reincarnated repeatedly and Thierry being a vampire, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's described as being blonde and rather pretty - even ''her therapist'' seems to notice her attractiveness.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' she’s referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying she has married Thierry. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HonorBeforeReason: In the climax, despite having [[AllForNothing gone to a lot of effort]] freeing herself, fashioning a stake and lying in wait for hours, she can't bring herself to [[spoiler: stab Maya InTheBack, even though she effectively dooms herself in the process. She herself thinks it's stupid after the fact, whilst Maya is also surprised and completely baffled as to why she didn't go through with it. [[SubvertedTrope However]], when Maya tries to kill Thierry (standing towards Hannah this time), she picks Reason over Honor]].
* IHaveManyNames: Justified, due to having been reincarnated numerous times. Some of her names include Hana of the Three Rivers, Ha-nahkt, Hanje, Anora, Nan Haiane, Honni, Ian and Annette.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. Hannah is in love with Thierry, a vampire whose over ten thousand years old. During the events of ''Soulmate'', she’s nearly 17. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* NeutralFemale: Defied. When Lupe is fighting off another werewolf to protect her, she sees that Lupe is being overpowered and slams a silver picture frame into the other werewolf's ear to help her.
* PastLifeMemories: Her starting to get these kick-starts the events of ''Soulmate'', to the point where she can [[spoiler: fully remember her previous lives]].
* ProperlyParanoid: At first, she thinks she’s going crazy with her nightmares and note-writing, even seeing a therapist, but she soon realizes she is indeed in grave danger (the werewolves breaking into her therapist’s clinic ''during her first session'' would probably be a dead giveaway).
* RebelLeader: ''Witchlight'' strongly hints that [[spoiler: she's begun helping Thierry run Circle Daybreak]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Is revealed to be an Old Soul – a person who is [[BornAgainImmortality reincarnated into a new body each time they die]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With her vampire soulmate, Thierry.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Played with. After fatally wounding [[spoiler: Maya]], Hannah is obviously upset and even asks if there's any way to help [[spoiler: her]].
* TrueCompanions: With her best friend Chess, to the point where [[spoiler: they've been reincarnated as best friends since the ''Stone Age'', making them a literal case of 'best friends forever']].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Soulmate'', she lunges at Maya stake-first and stabs her right through the heart when she tries to do the same to Thierry. Notably, she'd previously been unable to bring herself to stab Maya in the back to protect herself, but the moment she threatened her soulmate...]]
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her first life, she freely offered Thierry her blood when she realized he can’t eat anything else. He was very moved by the offer, but politely turned her down. In her current incarnation, she practically throws herself at Thierry to get him to bite her as a substitute for sex and finds it [[KissofTheVampire very pleasurable]]…at least until it triggers [[PastLifeMemories flashbacks]] of him apparently [[MomentKiller killing her]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: She reminded Thierry of Hellewise when they first met, whilst Ash says she reminds him of Mary-Lynette.

!!Roxanne Goddard
Jez's human mother and sister to her uncle Jim Goddard. She was murdered by vampires for knowing about the Night World.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only revealed in the fanguide and family tree.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jez describes her as having a "face like a fairytale princess" and Bracken states she was "a good woman".
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When the vampires came to kill her and her family, she calmly told them to go ahead and kill her, only pleading for her daughter to be spared.
* HappilyMarried: Was apparently to her husband.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died defending Jez from vampires.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jez's father (a lamia).
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Her actul fate, as Jez learns. However, given that Roxanne had been upholding TheMasquerade for at least four years up to that point, it's at least plausible the vampires killed her simply for [[FantasticRacism being human]].
* MamaBear: She fought ''a group of vampires unarmed'' to protect her daughter.
* NoNameGiven: Her name isn't stated in ''Huntress'', whilst the fanguide reveals it was Roxanne.
* SecretRelationship: With Jez's father, due to her being human. The other vampires [[KillEmAll didn't react well]] when they found out.

!! Hugh Davis
A Daybreaker and Old Soul who works with Jez in ''Huntress'' to find the Wild Power.
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* ActionSurvivor / BadassNormal : He isn’t much of a fighter, especially compared to [[ActionGirl Jez]], and has no special abilities save for his knack of recalling his past lives, but can hold his own well enough and took on two werewolves single-handedly…when he was ''seven''.
* AllLovingHero: He’s very friendly to everyone, humans and Night People alike, believes in second chances and never judges people before he gets to know them. And this is even after [[DarkAndTroubledPast what happened in his childhood]]. Notably, he extends friendship to Jez, a vampire who’s hands aren’t exactly clean, defends her to other Daybreakers when they’re suspicious of her intentions, and is incredibly forgiving of her past actions, saying it’s what she does now that counts.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When he was seven, he was camping with his family when they were attacked by werewolves, who murdered his parents and siblings and nearly killed him as well. However, Hugh refused to let this event make him resentful or bitter maintaining an optimistic and even idealistic outlook, and actually seeking out other Night People in the hopes they weren’t all monsters. He found Circle Daybreak as a result and has worked with them ever since.
* {{Determinator}}: Ever since he was a kid, he’s been one. As a seven year old, he attacked two werewolves with nothing but [[MacGyvering a makeshift torch made from a pair of kerosene-soaked underpants on a stick and his sister’s silver crucifix]], and survived nearly having his leg bitten off by them.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An uncommon male example. See NiceGuy and AllLovingHero.
* HarmfulToMinors: Seeing his whole family killed and eaten by werewolves, though he’s coped with it all surprisingly well.
* MoralityChain: Is a bit of one to Jez. Although she does good things of her own accord, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for it, with Hugh’s constant support and kindness to her serving as extra motivation.
* MrExposition: In one of his earliest scenes, he explains to Jez (and the reader) all about the Wild Powers and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecies.
* NearDeathExperience: As a kid he was attacked by werewolves, who [[AnArmAndALeg nearly chewed one of his legs off]]. He almost died of blood loss, but pulled through and even got to keep his leg, though he now walks with a limp.
* NiceGuy: He’s one of the most kind and forgiving characters in the series, especially considering his entire family was brutally murdered in front of him.
* PastLifeMemories: He remembers [[ChekhovsSkill seeing a werewolf killed in a previous life]], which helped him fight back against the werewolves that attacked him in his current life.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He’s an Old Soul and is rare in that he can actually recall his past lives.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Jez. She believes she might be in love with him, but later finds out Morgead is her soulmate. As far as we know, he loves her [[BetterAsFriends just as a friend]].
* SoleSurvivor: Of his family’s murder.

!!Maggie Neely
The main protagonist of ''Black Dawn'', who heads into the Dark Kingdom to find her missing brother, Miles. She is the soulmate of Delos Redfern.
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* AllLovingHero: She seems to believe everyone has the chance to be good and shows compassion towards everyone, even if they might not deserve it.
* BigSisterInstinct: Inverted; she goes to great lengths and risks her life to find her older brother Miles, refusing to believe he's dead.
* CareBearStare: How she gets through to [[spoiler: Delos]] using a telepathic connection that allows her to share feelings and memories. And possibly [[spoiler: Sylvia]] too.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: It turns out she's prophesied to be the 'Deliverer', who will free the Dark Kingdom's slaves from tyranny]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: She sets off by herself to find her missing brother, helps Cady - a girl she's only known for a few hours - even though it puts her own chances of escape in jeopardy and makes it her mission to [[spoiler: free the slaves in the Dark Kingdom]] despite having known them for even less time.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When she's captured by slavers, she manages to tip the cart over with some help from the other slaves and makes a run for it.
* {{Determinator}}: She's not called 'Steely Neely' for nothing.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Dreams of Delos before meeting him. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he had attempted to project his consciousness back in time to warn her away]].
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: After glimpsing inside Delos’s mind and seeing that there are good parts of him that he’s suppressed, she becomes determined to bring them to the surface and convince him he’s not just some emotionless killing machine. Delos is initially resistant [[spoiler: but Maggie [[LoveRedeems eventually prevails]] and they’re both happier for it]].
* IgnorantOfTheCall: She didn’t even know about the Night World, the plight of the Dark Kingdom’s slaves, the Wild Power prophecies [[spoiler: or the prophecy about herself]] prior to ''Black Dawn''; she just wants to find her missing brother and helps anyone she meets along the way if they’re in trouble.
* InterclassRomance: With Delos, he being a prince whilst she's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* InterspeciesRomance: Again, with Delos.
* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: She and Sylvia have a prior connection due to Sylvia being the girlfriend of Maggie's brother, and Sylvia is the direct cause of many of the challenges Maggie faces, including kidnapping her and being responsible for her brother's disappearance.
* NiceGirl: To the point where she can nearly ''weaponize'' it (see CareBearStare).
* OppositesAttract: With Delos.
* OutdoorsyGal / PassionateSportsGirl: She's captain of her local soccer team and enjoys mountain-climbing with her brother.
* PluckyGirl: She's incredibly brave (even if she doesn't think she is), optimistic and never gives up no matter how bleak a situation seems.

!!Sarah Strange
The main protagonist of the as-yet-unreleased final novel ''Strange Fate''. She is notable for her visions, which can predict the future or at least possible futures.
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* AlliterativeName
* BlessedWithSuck: To an extent. Her visions are accompanied by painful migraines and passing out, which can come at any time, and she seemingly has no control over them.
* IAmNotPretty: She seems to think she's plain, mousy and nothing special to look at, whilst other characters have noted she's actually quite attractive and compared her to a dryad in appearance.
* LoveTriangle: Unique in the series, it's been indicated that Sarah has two soulmates - as in ''two'' [[OneTrueLove One True Loves]] - in her friends, Kierlan and Mal. Presumably, why she appears to have two soulmates and who she ends up with will be a plot point in the tenth book.
* MeaningfulName: Meaningful ''surname''. She's described as being a bit odd by other people and is unique amongst the other characters for her visions (the only other character with a similar gift is Aradia, and even then, she's a witch, not a human as Sarah appears to be) and seemingly has ''two'' soulmates instead of one.
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[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is a vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the mortal realm.
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* BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the school a target. Thea and Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to resemble her and her siblings.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in the same way.
* MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her family.
* PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!!Angel
A major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and powerful being who claims to be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.
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[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).

!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives in a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].

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[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters.
[[folder:Humans]]
Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the details are vague).Night World's laws.

!!Jeremy Lovett
!! Phillipa Hilgard
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives supporting character in a trailer on ''Secret Vampire''; the outskirts mother of town Poppy and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].Phil.



* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to try and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because he was angry and wanted to take it out on someone]].
* BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if not something of a loner...until TheReveal.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed with her]].
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and killed humans]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one of Mrs Burdock's goats minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to try live at most and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because he was angry and wanted there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to take it out on someone]].help her.
* BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if not something of a loner...until TheReveal.AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the fanguide.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy BirdsOfAFeather: She and dangerously obsessed with her]].her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted GoodParents: She is a very loving and killed humans]].responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.

* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].terminal cancer.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with a silver knife]]]].her sooner.
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].her in personality]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler:
TheStoic: Poppy states that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed
not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].
die.

!! Lupe Acevedo
Cliff Hilgard
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.



* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
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[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.

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* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and bodyguard states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to both Thierry swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and Hannah, doing is sorry she gives him a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.rough time.
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself between Hannah BirdsOfAFeather:He and another werewolf who had attacked her.his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and her mother is a werewolf like her.directly involved in his life.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* NiceGirl: She's
WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] deeply about her and friendly.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans
Phil, and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.cancer.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.
Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with a very tragic end that scarred James for life.



* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the fanguide.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.

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* AdultFear: Her sixteen AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old daughter is fine one minute...vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in the fanguide.her coming back as a ghoul.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill
and buried her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.(or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* GoodParents: NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She is was basically killed by her employers for doing too good a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy
ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that she "never cries", not when “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.was never too busy”.

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character
!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up
in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with cancer.

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with a very tragic end that scarred James for life.
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* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.
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[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] into a particular animal. They are said or described to have traits of this animal even in their human forms. Most shapeshifters are born shapeshifters, though humans can be turned into a shapeshifter as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).

!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears in suspicious circumstances.

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\n[[folder:Shapeshifters]]\nShapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] * [[Characters/NightWorldWerewolves Werewolves]]
* [[Characters/NightWorldHumans Humans]]
* [[Characters/NightWorldSpirits Spirits]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn
into a particular animal. large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are said or described believed to have traits of this animal even in their human forms. Most be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are born shapeshifters, though humans now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a shapeshifter as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).bite, though the details are vague).

!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most
!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident
of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears Briar Creek, who lives in suspicious circumstances.a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].



* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him into a falcon shapeshifter and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into a human. After Maggie finds him and removes the band, however, he’s able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: To an extent. Moments after meeting [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her in any way possible and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common with his sister.
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. [[spoiler: In the end, he turns out to be alive and well]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. [[spoiler: She rescues him in the end]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying he knew she’d come for him]].

!!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. She is a panther shapeshifter and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out to be Galen's soulmate.

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* BalefulPolymorph: BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to try and scare her nieces into a falcon shapeshifter leaving and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into killed a human. After Maggie finds him horse simply because he was angry and removes the band, however, he’s able wanted to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].take it out on someone]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.not something of a loner...until TheReveal.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: DoggedNiceGuy: To an extent. Moments after meeting Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her in any way possible as it turns out he's AxCrazy and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common dangerously obsessed with his sister.her]].
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees
HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying It's implied he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].may have hunted and killed humans]].
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: In the end, When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he turns out to be alive has a VillainousBreakdown and well]].tries to kill her]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: She rescues him Burns to death in the end]].Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching town, save for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].everyone else was ''right'']].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying Though he knew she’d come wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for him]].her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].

!!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. She is
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's
a panther shapeshifter werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash
for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed
to be Galen's soulmate. the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.



* AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.
* ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and always throws herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even in her human form.
* BerserkButton: Don't call her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing a blood tie with her]].
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all that surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love to an extent.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version. She's jaded, brooding and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen on her first name, due to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims'' this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.

!!Galen Drache
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight''. He is a prince of the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.

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* AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and always throws BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.
between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even
laws by falling in her love with a human form.man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.

* BerserkButton: Don't call HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing
mother is a blood tie with her]].werewolf like her.
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all that surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love to an extent.MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version.
NiceGirl: She's jaded, brooding very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.friendly.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen [[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed
on her first name, due by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually
[[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims''
them]], although this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to against the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.
Night World's laws.

!!Galen Drache
One of
!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire'';
the secondary protagonists mother of ''Witchlight''. He is a prince of the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.Poppy and Phil.



* ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to be with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].
* BigDamnHeroes: During the climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].
* BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter and particularly as a Drache, due to their rather bloody history and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the same as her]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to Keller's Brooding Girl.
* GreenEyes: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
* TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.
* OppositesAttract: With Keller.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared to a fairytale prince at one point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller when she dismissively states she's just doing her job and implies she believes [[spoiler: her mother]] was right about her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she realises, and is worthy of love.

!! Kierlan Drache
One of the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates and the cousin of Galen Drache. According to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed.

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* ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to be AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* BigDamnHeroes: During AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].fanguide.
* BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter BirdsOfAFeather: She and particularly as a Drache, due to their rather bloody history her second husband are both very responsible and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the same as her]].rational-minded people.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to Keller's Brooding Girl.GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.

* GreenEyes: HeroicBSOD: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.
ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* OppositesAttract: With Keller.LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to a fairytale prince at one point.her in personality]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller
when she dismissively states she's just doing got divorced from her job first husband and implies she believes [[spoiler: not even at her mother]] was right about mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she realises, and mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is worthy of love.going to die.

!! Kierlan Drache
One of the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates
Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy
and the cousin of Galen Drache. According to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed. Phil's stepfather.



* AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with his surname, his full name roughly translates as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.
* TheChosenOne: According to WordOfGod, he's the last Wild Power needed to defeat the darkness.
* ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has shades of this. He's prone to making jokes and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and would also probably deliberately spill some on an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't go too far.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one with Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).

!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives in a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].

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* AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his surname, stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his full name roughly translates outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* TheChosenOne: According to WordOfGod, he's the last Wild Power needed to defeat the darkness.HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has shades of this. He's prone ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to making jokes look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt directly involved in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and would also probably deliberately spill some on an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't go too far.his life.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).
cancer.

!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives in a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends
!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met
with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]]. very tragic end that scarred James for life.



* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to try and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because he was angry and wanted to take it out on someone]].
* BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if not something of a loner...until TheReveal.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed with her]].
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and killed humans]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to try put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was angry ''crying and wanted desperately trying to take it out on someone]].stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* BeneathTheMask: He seems CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to be turn her into a NiceGuy, if not something of vampire resulted in her coming back as a loner...until TheReveal.ghoul.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse
with her]].her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed humans]].by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}:
ParentalSubstitute: To James. He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler:
states that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].
she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative
!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl
who works for Thierry.becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.



* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.

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* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger emotionally deep]] than her.she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself between Hannah to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and another werewolf who had attacked her.help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she was a child, attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: werewolf]] and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
come out mostly unscathed.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* MeaningfulName: Her name BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome and sensitive Jeremy
is Spanish the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for wolf.her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end
of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous
existence of and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the Night World, end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash,
though as it turns out they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are have more tolerant in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something
of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit
with them]], although this is against Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the Night World's laws.shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].


!! Phillipa Hilgard
A
!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a
supporting character protagonist in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother ''Daughters of Poppy and Phil. Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.



* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the fanguide.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.

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* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the blood as opposed to help her.seeing Jade ''drinking'' the stuff.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the fanguide.Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* GoodParents: She DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
to cover up shyness or social anxiety.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work bring him out very well]] of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.
cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy
!!Eric Ross
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder''
and Phil's stepfather.Thea Harman's soulmate.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with cancer.

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with a very tragic end that scarred James for life.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].
* BirdsOfAFeather:He BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and his wife are both risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and helping fight a very responsible powerful and rational-minded.''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.

* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea
and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks
it's mentioned they fight "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at
a lot, vet clinic and aspires to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people
but Cliff to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He
actually cares very deeply about goes out of his way to help her and Phil, stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with cancer.her]].

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with
!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is
a very tragic end that scarred James for life.popular student at his high school and the love interest of Gillian Lennox.



* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.

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* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed have "brown" skin, dark hair and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.dark eyes.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming
case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a ghoul, which left conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the roles]].
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* ParentalSubstitute: FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To James. Gillian]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way.
He states also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals
that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the Night World]].
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after
she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.confesses she's a witch and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an ordinary human girl infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who becomes caught up in seeks to avenge the mysterious murder deaths of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of Ash Redfern.a vampire, John Quinn.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and emotionally deep]] than she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: werewolf]] and come out mostly unscathed.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome and sensitive Jeremy is the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie]].
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something of a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].

!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters of Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest ActionGirl: One of the most prominent in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname
for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and emotionally deep]] than she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].her was "kitten".
* AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has black hair and is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and help find her killer. grow close to anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].
* BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her hobby, catch-phrase, she attends Harvard...is compared to a cat in her appearance and movements, she can take on a compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: werewolf]] and come out mostly unscathed.As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a ''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed her mother and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). [[spoiler: He's later revealed to be none other than Hunter Redfern]].
* BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially,
BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her friend, the wholesome ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and sensitive Jeremy is the Betty werewolves and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. ''win''. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out Or possibly not considering she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].vampire telepathy]].
* BloodBrothers: BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At the start of ''The Chosen'' she's a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and
[[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do willingly decides to become a blood tie]]."damned Daybreaker" herself]].
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair ABirthdayNotABreak: The day her mother and is intelligent and well-read.Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires, to the point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a crush ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which By ''Soulmate'', she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the climax she manages to distract murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the killer long enough end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to untie herself , lures them away recover from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on
the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
bodies of every vampire she kills.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was her best friend, almost like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her.
[[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy When she discovers he's alive, she risks her own life to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly him, showing she still haunted by what happened.regards him as her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like CombatPragmatist: States she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek knows how to fight dirty and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her do so if necessary, but only as a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up prefers to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].fight honorably.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends CoolBigSis: Timmy seems to have viewed her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.one.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.
* MissingMom: Her CynicismCatalyst: Fits this trope perfectly. After her mother died when and best friend are killed by a vampire she was becomes a child.cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because an extent by the end of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].''The Chosen''.
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than {{Determinator}}: She trained since she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards
was a kid to avenge her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something
mom's death at the hands of a ReformedRake after falling for her.vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).

* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the shins when he's being an ass.Night World by the time she's seventeen; she even has a bounty on her head.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from
and friendly, but Ash riles presumably killed her [[SlapSlapKiss best friend, tried to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect kill her loved ones.then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As
she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove.
[[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps. She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf
to protect Ash show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod,
[[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well,
though it he was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn -
she's glad Ash 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and
is okay, she's distraught a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end of ''The Chosen'', she states
that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which
she was forced to kill practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my
best friend]].friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].

!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters
!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited by the Lancers shortly before the events
of Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.''The Chosen''.



* AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' the stuff.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].
* BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is to cover up shyness or social anxiety.
* IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!!Eric Ross
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and Thea Harman's soulmate.

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* AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing AxCrazy: By the blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' end of the stuff.story.
* BloodBrothers: BigDamnHeroes: Just as the heroes are surrounded, she [[spoiler: With turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did surrounding rooms and then smashes the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].
* BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of vampires and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast
finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade her sister dying after being attacked by a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].vampire]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is to cover up shyness try and find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* TheOphelia: She’s described as being a fairly attractive girl, with a “sleep-walking”
or social anxiety.“faraway” look in her eyes, and drifts in and out of periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and grief. See also SanitySlippage.
* IllBoy: He spent SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the first two years course of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma the novel, especially after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she suffers a complete breakdown and for years was smaller and frailer than tries to [[spoiler: burn down the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out
VampireHunter: What she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].aspires to be.

!!Eric Ross
!!Vicky
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and Thea Harman's soulmate.Lancers's new second-in-command; a supporting character in ''The Chosen''.



* AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].
* BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
* DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at a vet clinic and aspires to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help her stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].

!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school and the love interest of Gillian Lennox.

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* AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].fact she's volunteered to help them on their mission.
* BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake {{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, and risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed she [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires and helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
other Night People.
* DisappearedDad: He mentions JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out that his father - Rashel released Quinn, a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.very dangerous vampire who is also currently their only lead on finding the kidnapped girls.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during NumberTwo: To Elliot, the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.leader of the Lancers.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly
PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
giving vampires a quick death is "too good for them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at PetTheDog: She makes a vet clinic point of being kind and aspires inclusive to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] newcomer Nyala, promising to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals
help her get revenge for her sister, though it's debatable as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
how much this actually helped her.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out
TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, but really starts to hate her after she lets Quinn go, believing she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help her stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed "damned Daybreaker".
* RichBitch: Implied; she's said
to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].attended a "fancy prep school" growing up and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at the prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.
* TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to torture vampires they capture; she even brings her own personal torture kit wherever she goes.
* VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of [[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her kills on America's south shore before joining the Lancers.


!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school
!!Daphne Childs
A human girl kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'', who escapes with Rashel’s help
and teams up with her to find the love interest rest of Gillian Lennox. the missing girls.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and dark eyes.
* BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the roles]].
* BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To Gillian]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way. He also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the Night World]].
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after she confesses she's a witch and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who seeks to avenge the deaths of her mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of a vampire, John Quinn.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and dark eyes.AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.
* BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club, she pretended to be under mind control despite being scared out of her wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into the back of a van, she watched to see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and jumped out once the van started moving.

* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible TheDitz: Can be one at times, being a bit scatter-brained and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, coming across as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually a sensitive be pretty smart when she has to and compassionate girl beneath her FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping is vital to Rashel figuring out where the roles]].girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up this stereotype to trick the vampires.

* BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed to be a lot tougher and confessing more resourceful than she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.looks.
* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To Gillian]].InnocentBlueEyes: Has big “cornflower blue” eyes.
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow NightmareFetishist: Subverted and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he deconstructed. She initially finds death and darkness fascinating, with she and her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way. He also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours friends often talking about her alcoholic mother.“surrendering to the darkness”, the most painful way to die and stuff like that. However, when she finds out vampires and other supernatural creatures are very much real, she’s freaked out by it. Her obsession with darkness is also implied to be a sign of underlying emotional problems she has.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals that he [[spoiler:briefly died as ObfuscatingStupidity: She brilliantly acts like a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about complete moron whilst interacting with Quinn and Lily in the Night World]].Crypt, pretending she doesn’t remember being kidnapped, as part of her plan to help Rashel rescue the kidnapped girls.
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious ParentalNeglect / ParentalObliviousness: Her mother and stepfather are getting divorced and so pay very little attention to her. They didn't seem to notice or show much concern when she went missing for long.a whole day and she outright states they "don't really care what I do".
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after she confesses she's a witch PerkyGoth: Seems to be one, dressing in black, writing angsty poetry and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have being a hard bit obsessed with death and the occult, whilst being [[FreakyFashionMildMind bubbly and friendly]] most of the time accepting it as true, on account (though she’s implied to be TroubledButCute beneath the surface).
* TroubledButCute: She’s implied to be very lonely and possibly depressed due to her parents ignoring her, among other things, easily allowing the vampires to take advantage
of his NearDeathExperience]].her vulnerability. But she is a [[NiceGirl nice person]] in spite of this.

!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
!!Hannah Snow
The main protagonist of ''The Chosen''. Rashel ''Soulmate''. She is an infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (save for the Cat]]', who seeks to avenge the deaths of her mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns fact she's graduating at just 17 due to her exceptional grades) who begins experiencing strange nightmares and premonitions, leading her to realise she is the soulmate of Thierry, a vampire, John Quinn.vampire Elder. She eventually turns out to be an Old Soul, who has been reincarnated numerous times, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the leaders of Circle Daybreak]].



* ActionGirl: One of the most prominent in the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname for her was "kitten".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has black hair and is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to grow close to anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].
* AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her catch-phrase, she is compared to a cat in her appearance and movements, she compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a ''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].
* ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed her mother and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). [[spoiler: He's later revealed to be none other than Hunter Redfern]].
* BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and werewolves and ''win''. [[spoiler: Or possibly not considering she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance to vampire telepathy]].
* BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At the start of ''The Chosen'' she's a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and [[spoiler: willingly decides to become a "damned Daybreaker" herself]].
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The day her mother and Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires, to the point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. [[spoiler: By ''Soulmate'', she seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].
* BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to recover from it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on the bodies of every vampire she kills.
* CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was her best friend, almost like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her. [[spoiler: When she discovers he's alive, she risks her own life to protect him, showing she still regards him as her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].
* CombatPragmatist: States she knows how to fight dirty and will do so if necessary, but only as a last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and prefers to fight honorably.
* CoolBigSis: Timmy seems to have viewed her as one.
* CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Fits this trope perfectly. After her mother and best friend are killed by a vampire she becomes a cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this to an extent by the end of ''The Chosen''.
* {{Determinator}}: She trained since she was a kid to avenge her mom's death at the hands of a vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).
* TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the Night World by the time she's seventeen; she even has a bounty on her head.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from and presumably killed her best friend, tried to kill her then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].
* GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove. [[spoiler: The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps. She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf to show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn - she's 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and is a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end of ''The Chosen'', she states that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which she practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my best friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].

!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited by the Lancers shortly before the events of ''The Chosen''.

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* ActionGirl: One ActionSurvivor: She's not much of the most prominent in the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname for her
a fighter, but is able to do a decent job of defending herself with whatever's around, be it [[ImprovisedWeapon photo-frames or pencils]]. As it turns out she was "kitten".a [[ActionGirl warrior]] in a previous life and can subconsciously recall some fighting skills, which comes in handy.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: AllLovingHero: Has black hair shades of this; she even [[spoiler: feels bad for killing Maya despite the fact Maya has killed her repeatedly]] and is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to grow close to anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].respected and loved by just about all of [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]].
* AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her catch-phrase, she is compared to a cat in her appearance and movements, she compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a ''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Thierry.
* ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed ChekhovsSkill: Her original incarnation's skill at making tools from stone and wood, and her mother current interest in paleontology. She's eventually able to use both skills to cut herself loose from her bonds, fashion a knife from quartz and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). carve a stake for herself [[spoiler: He's which she later revealed uses to be none other than Hunter Redfern]].kill Maya]].
* BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and werewolves and ''win''. DamselInDistress: Zig-zagged. After being attacked by Thierry [[spoiler: Or possibly not considering actually Maya in disguise]], she [[DamselOutOfDistress manages to fend him off by stabbing him with a pencil]]. She also does a decent job fending off a werewolf that attacked her in her therapist's office, though had help from an outside party in this case. In the climax she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance [[spoiler: kidnapped by Maya and actually succeeds in untying herself and getting a weapon, but ultimately has to vampire telepathy]].be rescued by Thierry - in fairness, she probably didn't stand much of a chance against Maya as it was]].
* BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At
DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Or more specifically, dangerous ''seventeenth'' birthday. Hannah starts having nightmares and premonitions in the start of ''The Chosen'' she's lead up to her birthday, even unknowingly writing herself notes warning she’ll be “Dead before seventeen”. As it turns out, there’s a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and very good reason for this: [[spoiler: willingly decides None of Hannah’s previous incarnations made it to become a "damned Daybreaker" herself]].seventeen, thanks to Maya]].
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The day DevotedToYou: Tends to inspire great loyalty and affection in others, particularly her mother and Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.soulmate.
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires, to the point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: By ''Soulmate'', she seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].Her original incarnation died in Thierry's arms...after he [[CradlingYourKill accidentally killed her]]]].
* BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to recover from it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on the bodies of every vampire she kills.
DisappearedDad: Her father is briefly mentioned as having died several years ago.
* CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten DistinguishingMark / FacialMarkings: She has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was
distinctive birthmark on one side of her best friend, almost like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her. face, that even laser surgery couldn’t remove. [[spoiler: When she discovers he's alive, she risks It turns out to be a ‘psychic brand’ caused when Thierry accidentally killed her own in her first life to protect him, showing she still regards him as and left a bloody mark on her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].face. She’s retained this mark in all of her subsequent incarnations, making her instantly recognisable to Thierry (and, unfortunately, [[StalkerWithoutACrush Maya)]]]].
* CombatPragmatist: States she knows how EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to fight dirty her being reincarnated repeatedly and Thierry being a vampire, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will do so if necessary, but only as a last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and prefers likely continue to fight honorably.be in love forever.
* CoolBigSis: Timmy EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's described as being blonde and rather pretty - even ''her therapist'' seems to have viewed notice her as one.attractiveness.
* CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' she’s referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying she has married Thierry. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* CynicismCatalyst: Fits HonorBeforeReason: In the climax, despite having [[AllForNothing gone to a lot of effort]] freeing herself, fashioning a stake and lying in wait for hours, she can't bring herself to [[spoiler: stab Maya InTheBack, even though she effectively dooms herself in the process. She herself thinks it's stupid after the fact, whilst Maya is also surprised and completely baffled as to why she didn't go through with it. [[SubvertedTrope However]], when Maya tries to kill Thierry (standing towards Hannah this trope perfectly. After her mother and best friend are killed by a vampire time), she becomes a cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
picks Reason over Honor]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this IHaveManyNames: Justified, due to an extent by having been reincarnated numerous times. Some of her names include Hana of the end Three Rivers, Ha-nahkt, Hanje, Anora, Nan Haiane, Honni, Ian and Annette.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. Hannah is in love with Thierry, a vampire whose over ten thousand years old. During the events
of ''The Chosen''.''Soulmate'', she’s nearly 17. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* NeutralFemale: Defied. When Lupe is fighting off another werewolf to protect her, she sees that Lupe is being overpowered and slams a silver picture frame into the other werewolf's ear to help her.

* {{Determinator}}: She trained since PastLifeMemories: Her starting to get these kick-starts the events of ''Soulmate'', to the point where she was a kid to avenge can [[spoiler: fully remember her mom's death at the hands of a vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls previous lives]].
* ProperlyParanoid: At first, she thinks she’s going crazy
with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost
her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' nightmares and note-writing, even seeing a therapist, but she soon realizes she is indeed in grave danger (the werewolves breaking into her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).therapist’s clinic ''during her first session'' would probably be a dead giveaway).
* TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the Night World by the time RebelLeader: ''Witchlight'' strongly hints that [[spoiler: she's seventeen; she even has begun helping Thierry run Circle Daybreak]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Is revealed to be an Old Soul –
a bounty on person who is [[BornAgainImmortality reincarnated into a new body each time they die]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With
her head.vampire soulmate, Thierry.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but SympathyForTheDevil: Played with. After fatally wounding [[spoiler: Maya]], Hannah is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from
obviously upset and presumably killed her best friend, tried even asks if there's any way to kill her then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].help [[spoiler: her]].
* GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
TrueCompanions: With her best friend Chess, to the point where [[spoiler: they've been reincarnated as best friends since the ''Stone Age'', making them a literal case of 'best friends forever']].
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Soulmate'', she lunges at Maya stake-first and stabs her right through the heart when she tries to do the same to Thierry. Notably, she'd previously been unable to bring herself to stab Maya in the back to protect herself, but the moment she threatened her soulmate...]]
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her first life, she freely offered Thierry her blood when she realized he can’t eat anything else. He was very moved by the offer, but politely turned her down. In her current incarnation, she practically throws herself at Thierry to get him to bite her as a substitute for sex and finds it [[KissofTheVampire very pleasurable]]…at least until it triggers [[PastLifeMemories flashbacks]] of him apparently [[MomentKiller killing her]].

* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove. [[spoiler: The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps.
YouRemindMeOfX: She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf to show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn - she's 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and is a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove
reminded Thierry of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though
Hellewise when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter,
first met, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what
Ash says she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end
reminds him of ''The Chosen'', she states that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which she practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my best friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].
Mary-Lynette.

!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited
!!Roxanne Goddard
Jez's human mother and sister to her uncle Jim Goddard. She was murdered
by vampires for knowing about the Lancers shortly before the events of ''The Chosen''.Night World.



* AxCrazy: By the end of the story.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as the heroes are surrounded, she [[spoiler: turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the surrounding rooms and then smashes the Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].
* BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of vampires and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast finding her sister dying after being attacked by a vampire]].
* ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is to try and find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* TheOphelia: She’s described as being a fairly attractive girl, with a “sleep-walking” or “faraway” look in her eyes, and drifts in and out of periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and grief. See also SanitySlippage.
* SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the course of the novel, especially after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she suffers a complete breakdown and tries to [[spoiler: burn down the entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].
* VampireHunter: What she aspires to be.

!!Vicky
The Lancers's new second-in-command; a supporting character in ''The Chosen''.

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* AxCrazy: By AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only revealed in the end of the story.fanguide and family tree.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jez describes her as the heroes are surrounded, having a "face like a fairytale princess" and Bracken states she [[spoiler: turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the surrounding rooms and then smashes the Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].was "a good woman".
* BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports FaceDeathWithDignity: When the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of
vampires came to kill her and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast finding her sister dying after being attacked by a vampire]].family, she calmly told them to go ahead and kill her, only pleading for her daughter to be spared.
* ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is HappilyMarried: Was apparently to try and find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* TheOphelia: She’s described as being a fairly attractive girl, with a “sleep-walking” or “faraway” look in her eyes, and drifts in and out of periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and grief. See also SanitySlippage.
husband.
* SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the course of the novel, especially after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she suffers a complete breakdown and tries to [[spoiler: burn down the entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].HeroicSacrifice: Died defending Jez from vampires.
* VampireHunter: What she aspires InterspeciesRomance: With Jez's father (a lamia).
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Her actul fate, as Jez learns. However, given that Roxanne had been upholding TheMasquerade for at least four years up
to be.that point, it's at least plausible the vampires killed her simply for [[FantasticRacism being human]].
* MamaBear: She fought ''a group of vampires unarmed'' to protect her daughter.
* NoNameGiven: Her name isn't stated in ''Huntress'', whilst the fanguide reveals it was Roxanne.
* SecretRelationship: With Jez's father, due to her being human. The other vampires [[KillEmAll didn't react well]] when they found out.


!!Vicky
The Lancers's new second-in-command; a supporting character
!! Hugh Davis
A Daybreaker and Old Soul who works with Jez
in ''The Chosen''. ''Huntress'' to find the Wild Power.



* BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the fact she's volunteered to help them on their mission.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, and she [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires and other Night People.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out that Rashel released Quinn, a very dangerous vampire who is also currently their only lead on finding the kidnapped girls.
* NumberTwo: To Elliot, the leader of the Lancers.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that giving vampires a quick death is "too good for them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".
* PetTheDog: She makes a point of being kind and inclusive to newcomer Nyala, promising to help her get revenge for her sister, though it's debatable as how much this actually helped her.
* TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, but really starts to hate her after she lets Quinn go, believing she's a "damned Daybreaker".
* RichBitch: Implied; she's said to have attended a "fancy prep school" growing up and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at the prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.
* TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to torture vampires they capture; she even brings her own personal torture kit wherever she goes.
* VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of [[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her kills on America's south shore before joining the Lancers.

!!Daphne Childs
A human girl kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'', who escapes with Rashel’s help and teams up with her to find the rest of the missing girls.

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* BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the fact she's volunteered ActionSurvivor / BadassNormal : He isn’t much of a fighter, especially compared to help them [[ActionGirl Jez]], and has no special abilities save for his knack of recalling his past lives, but can hold his own well enough and took on their mission.two werewolves single-handedly…when he was ''seven''.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, AllLovingHero: He’s very friendly to everyone, humans and Night People alike, believes in second chances and never judges people before he gets to know them. And this is even after [[DarkAndTroubledPast what happened in his childhood]]. Notably, he extends friendship to Jez, a vampire who’s hands aren’t exactly clean, defends her to other Daybreakers when they’re suspicious of her intentions, and is incredibly forgiving of her past actions, saying it’s what she [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires does now that counts.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When he was seven, he was camping with his family when they were attacked by werewolves, who murdered his parents
and siblings and nearly killed him as well. However, Hugh refused to let this event make him resentful or bitter maintaining an optimistic and even idealistic outlook, and actually seeking out other Night People.People in the hopes they weren’t all monsters. He found Circle Daybreak as a result and has worked with them ever since.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out that Rashel released Quinn, {{Determinator}}: Ever since he was a very dangerous vampire who is also currently their only lead kid, he’s been one. As a seven year old, he attacked two werewolves with nothing but [[MacGyvering a makeshift torch made from a pair of kerosene-soaked underpants on finding the kidnapped girls.a stick and his sister’s silver crucifix]], and survived nearly having his leg bitten off by them.
* NumberTwo: To Elliot, the leader of the Lancers.HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An uncommon male example. See NiceGuy and AllLovingHero.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that giving vampires HarmfulToMinors: Seeing his whole family killed and eaten by werewolves, though he’s coped with it all surprisingly well.
* MoralityChain: Is
a quick death is "too bit of one to Jez. Although she does good things of her own accord, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".it, with Hugh’s constant support and kindness to her serving as extra motivation.
* PetTheDog: She makes a point MrExposition: In one of being kind his earliest scenes, he explains to Jez (and the reader) all about the Wild Powers and inclusive to newcomer Nyala, promising to help her get revenge for her sister, though it's debatable as how much this actually helped her.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecies.
* TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, NearDeathExperience: As a kid he was attacked by werewolves, who [[AnArmAndALeg nearly chewed one of his legs off]]. He almost died of blood loss, but really starts pulled through and even got to hate her after she lets Quinn go, believing she's keep his leg, though he now walks with a "damned Daybreaker".limp.
* RichBitch: Implied; she's said to have attended a "fancy prep school" growing up NiceGuy: He’s one of the most kind and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.forgiving characters in the series, especially considering his entire family was brutally murdered in front of him.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at PastLifeMemories: He remembers [[ChekhovsSkill seeing a werewolf killed in a previous life]], which helped him fight back against the prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.werewolves that attacked him in his current life.
* TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to torture vampires they capture; {{Reincarnation}}: He’s an Old Soul and is rare in that he can actually recall his past lives.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Jez. She believes
she even brings might be in love with him, but later finds out Morgead is her own personal torture kit wherever she goes.soulmate. As far as we know, he loves her [[BetterAsFriends just as a friend]].
* VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of [[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her kills on America's south shore before joining the Lancers.SoleSurvivor: Of his family’s murder.

!!Daphne Childs
A human girl kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'',
!!Maggie Neely
The main protagonist of ''Black Dawn'',
who escapes with Rashel’s help and teams up with her heads into the Dark Kingdom to find the rest of the her missing girls.brother, Miles. She is the soulmate of Delos Redfern.



* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.
* AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club, she pretended to be under mind control despite being scared out of her wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into the back of a van, she watched to see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and jumped out once the van started moving.
* TheDitz: Can be one at times, being a bit scatter-brained and coming across as a DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually be pretty smart when she has to and is vital to Rashel figuring out where the girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up this stereotype to trick the vampires.
* HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed to be a lot tougher and more resourceful than she looks.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Has big “cornflower blue” eyes.
* NightmareFetishist: Subverted and deconstructed. She initially finds death and darkness fascinating, with she and her friends often talking about “surrendering to the darkness”, the most painful way to die and stuff like that. However, when she finds out vampires and other supernatural creatures are very much real, she’s freaked out by it. Her obsession with darkness is also implied to be a sign of underlying emotional problems she has.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She brilliantly acts like a complete moron whilst interacting with Quinn and Lily in the Crypt, pretending she doesn’t remember being kidnapped, as part of her plan to help Rashel rescue the kidnapped girls.
* ParentalNeglect / ParentalObliviousness: Her mother and stepfather are getting divorced and so pay very little attention to her. They didn't seem to notice or show much concern when she went missing for a whole day and she outright states they "don't really care what I do".
* PerkyGoth: Seems to be one, dressing in black, writing angsty poetry and being a bit obsessed with death and the occult, whilst being [[FreakyFashionMildMind bubbly and friendly]] most of the time (though she’s implied to be TroubledButCute beneath the surface).
* TroubledButCute: She’s implied to be very lonely and possibly depressed due to her parents ignoring her, among other things, easily allowing the vampires to take advantage of her vulnerability. But she is a [[NiceGirl nice person]] in spite of this.

!!Hannah Snow
The main protagonist of ''Soulmate''. She is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (save for the fact she's graduating at just 17 due to her exceptional grades) who begins experiencing strange nightmares and premonitions, leading her to realise she is the soulmate of Thierry, a vampire Elder. She eventually turns out to be an Old Soul, who has been reincarnated numerous times, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the leaders of Circle Daybreak]].

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* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is AllLovingHero: She seems to believe everyone has the chance to be good and shows compassion towards everyone, even if they might not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.deserve it.
* BigSisterInstinct: Inverted; she goes to great lengths and risks her life to find her older brother Miles, refusing to believe he's dead.

* AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club,
CareBearStare: How she pretended gets through to [[spoiler: Delos]] using a telepathic connection that allows her to share feelings and memories. And possibly [[spoiler: Sylvia]] too.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: It turns out she's prophesied
to be under mind control despite being scared out of her wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into 'Deliverer', who will free the back of a van, she watched to see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and jumped out once the van started moving.Dark Kingdom's slaves from tyranny]].
* TheDitz: Can be one at times, being ChronicHeroSyndrome: She sets off by herself to find her missing brother, helps Cady - a bit scatter-brained girl she's only known for a few hours - even though it puts her own chances of escape in jeopardy and coming across as a DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually be pretty smart when she has makes it her mission to and is vital to Rashel figuring out where [[spoiler: free the girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up this stereotype to trick
slaves in the vampires.Dark Kingdom]] despite having known them for even less time.
* HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed DamselOutOfDistress: When she's captured by slavers, she manages to be a lot tougher tip the cart over with some help from the other slaves and more resourceful than she looks.makes a run for it.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Has big “cornflower blue” eyes.{{Determinator}}: She's not called 'Steely Neely' for nothing.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Dreams of Delos before meeting him. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he had attempted to project his consciousness back in time to warn her away]].

* NightmareFetishist: Subverted ICanChangeMyBeloved: After glimpsing inside Delos’s mind and deconstructed. She seeing that there are good parts of him that he’s suppressed, she becomes determined to bring them to the surface and convince him he’s not just some emotionless killing machine. Delos is initially finds death resistant [[spoiler: but Maggie [[LoveRedeems eventually prevails]] and darkness fascinating, with she and her friends often talking about “surrendering to the darkness”, the most painful way to die and stuff like that. However, when she finds out vampires and other supernatural creatures are very much real, she’s freaked out by it. Her obsession with darkness is also implied to be a sign of underlying emotional problems she has.they’re both happier for it]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: IgnorantOfTheCall: She brilliantly acts like a complete moron whilst interacting with Quinn didn’t even know about the Night World, the plight of the Dark Kingdom’s slaves, the Wild Power prophecies [[spoiler: or the prophecy about herself]] prior to ''Black Dawn''; she just wants to find her missing brother and Lily in helps anyone she meets along the Crypt, pretending she doesn’t remember being kidnapped, as part of her plan to help Rashel rescue the kidnapped girls.way if they’re in trouble.
* ParentalNeglect / ParentalObliviousness: Her mother and stepfather are getting divorced and so pay very little attention to her. They didn't seem to notice or show much concern when she went missing for InterclassRomance: With Delos, he being a whole day and she outright states they "don't really care what I do".prince whilst she's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* InterspeciesRomance: Again, with Delos.

* PerkyGoth: Seems ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: She and Sylvia have a prior connection due to be one, dressing in black, writing angsty poetry Sylvia being the girlfriend of Maggie's brother, and Sylvia is the direct cause of many of the challenges Maggie faces, including kidnapping her and being a bit obsessed with death and responsible for her brother's disappearance.
* NiceGirl: To
the occult, whilst being [[FreakyFashionMildMind bubbly and friendly]] most of the time (though she’s implied to be TroubledButCute beneath the surface).point where she can nearly ''weaponize'' it (see CareBearStare).
* OppositesAttract: With Delos.

* TroubledButCute: She’s implied to be very lonely and possibly depressed due to her parents ignoring her, among other things, easily allowing the vampires to take advantage OutdoorsyGal / PassionateSportsGirl: She's captain of her vulnerability. But local soccer team and enjoys mountain-climbing with her brother.
* PluckyGirl: She's incredibly brave (even if
she is doesn't think she is), optimistic and never gives up no matter how bleak a [[NiceGirl nice person]] in spite of this.situation seems.

!!Hannah Snow
!!Sarah Strange
The main protagonist of ''Soulmate''. the as-yet-unreleased final novel ''Strange Fate''. She is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (save notable for her visions, which can predict the fact she's graduating future or at just 17 due to her exceptional grades) who begins experiencing strange nightmares and premonitions, leading her to realise she is the soulmate of Thierry, a vampire Elder. She eventually turns out to be an Old Soul, who has been reincarnated numerous times, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the leaders of Circle Daybreak]]. least possible futures.



* ActionSurvivor: She's not much of a fighter, but is able to do a decent job of defending herself with whatever's around, be it [[ImprovisedWeapon photo-frames or pencils]]. As it turns out she was a [[ActionGirl warrior]] in a previous life and can subconsciously recall some fighting skills, which comes in handy.
* AllLovingHero: Has shades of this; she even [[spoiler: feels bad for killing Maya despite the fact Maya has killed her repeatedly]] and is respected and loved by just about all of [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Thierry.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her original incarnation's skill at making tools from stone and wood, and her current interest in paleontology. She's eventually able to use both skills to cut herself loose from her bonds, fashion a knife from quartz and carve a stake for herself [[spoiler: which she later uses to kill Maya]].
* DamselInDistress: Zig-zagged. After being attacked by Thierry [[spoiler: actually Maya in disguise]], she [[DamselOutOfDistress manages to fend him off by stabbing him with a pencil]]. She also does a decent job fending off a werewolf that attacked her in her therapist's office, though had help from an outside party in this case. In the climax she is [[spoiler: kidnapped by Maya and actually succeeds in untying herself and getting a weapon, but ultimately has to be rescued by Thierry - in fairness, she probably didn't stand much of a chance against Maya as it was]].
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Or more specifically, dangerous ''seventeenth'' birthday. Hannah starts having nightmares and premonitions in the lead up to her birthday, even unknowingly writing herself notes warning she’ll be “Dead before seventeen”. As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for this: [[spoiler: None of Hannah’s previous incarnations made it to seventeen, thanks to Maya]].
* DevotedToYou: Tends to inspire great loyalty and affection in others, particularly her soulmate.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Her original incarnation died in Thierry's arms...after he [[CradlingYourKill accidentally killed her]]]].
* DisappearedDad: Her father is briefly mentioned as having died several years ago.
* DistinguishingMark / FacialMarkings: She has a distinctive birthmark on one side of her face, that even laser surgery couldn’t remove. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a ‘psychic brand’ caused when Thierry accidentally killed her in her first life and left a bloody mark on her face. She’s retained this mark in all of her subsequent incarnations, making her instantly recognisable to Thierry (and, unfortunately, [[StalkerWithoutACrush Maya)]]]].
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to her being reincarnated repeatedly and Thierry being a vampire, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's described as being blonde and rather pretty - even ''her therapist'' seems to notice her attractiveness.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' she’s referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying she has married Thierry. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HonorBeforeReason: In the climax, despite having [[AllForNothing gone to a lot of effort]] freeing herself, fashioning a stake and lying in wait for hours, she can't bring herself to [[spoiler: stab Maya InTheBack, even though she effectively dooms herself in the process. She herself thinks it's stupid after the fact, whilst Maya is also surprised and completely baffled as to why she didn't go through with it. [[SubvertedTrope However]], when Maya tries to kill Thierry (standing towards Hannah this time), she picks Reason over Honor]].
* IHaveManyNames: Justified, due to having been reincarnated numerous times. Some of her names include Hana of the Three Rivers, Ha-nahkt, Hanje, Anora, Nan Haiane, Honni, Ian and Annette.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. Hannah is in love with Thierry, a vampire whose over ten thousand years old. During the events of ''Soulmate'', she’s nearly 17. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* NeutralFemale: Defied. When Lupe is fighting off another werewolf to protect her, she sees that Lupe is being overpowered and slams a silver picture frame into the other werewolf's ear to help her.
* PastLifeMemories: Her starting to get these kick-starts the events of ''Soulmate'', to the point where she can [[spoiler: fully remember her previous lives]].
* ProperlyParanoid: At first, she thinks she’s going crazy with her nightmares and note-writing, even seeing a therapist, but she soon realizes she is indeed in grave danger (the werewolves breaking into her therapist’s clinic ''during her first session'' would probably be a dead giveaway).
* RebelLeader: ''Witchlight'' strongly hints that [[spoiler: she's begun helping Thierry run Circle Daybreak]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Is revealed to be an Old Soul – a person who is [[BornAgainImmortality reincarnated into a new body each time they die]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With her vampire soulmate, Thierry.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Played with. After fatally wounding [[spoiler: Maya]], Hannah is obviously upset and even asks if there's any way to help [[spoiler: her]].
* TrueCompanions: With her best friend Chess, to the point where [[spoiler: they've been reincarnated as best friends since the ''Stone Age'', making them a literal case of 'best friends forever']].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Soulmate'', she lunges at Maya stake-first and stabs her right through the heart when she tries to do the same to Thierry. Notably, she'd previously been unable to bring herself to stab Maya in the back to protect herself, but the moment she threatened her soulmate...]]
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her first life, she freely offered Thierry her blood when she realized he can’t eat anything else. He was very moved by the offer, but politely turned her down. In her current incarnation, she practically throws herself at Thierry to get him to bite her as a substitute for sex and finds it [[KissofTheVampire very pleasurable]]…at least until it triggers [[PastLifeMemories flashbacks]] of him apparently [[MomentKiller killing her]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: She reminded Thierry of Hellewise when they first met, whilst Ash says she reminds him of Mary-Lynette.

!!Roxanne Goddard
Jez's human mother and sister to her uncle Jim Goddard. She was murdered by vampires for knowing about the Night World.

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* ActionSurvivor: She's not much of a fighter, but is able to do a decent job of defending herself with whatever's around, be it [[ImprovisedWeapon photo-frames or pencils]]. As it turns out she was a [[ActionGirl warrior]] in a previous life AlliterativeName
* BlessedWithSuck: To an extent. Her visions are accompanied by painful migraines
and can subconsciously recall some fighting skills, passing out, which comes in handy.can come at any time, and she seemingly has no control over them.
* AllLovingHero: Has shades of this; she even [[spoiler: feels bad for killing Maya despite the fact Maya has killed IAmNotPretty: She seems to think she's plain, mousy and nothing special to look at, whilst other characters have noted she's actually quite attractive and compared her repeatedly]] and is respected and loved by just about all of [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]].to a dryad in appearance.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Thierry.LoveTriangle: Unique in the series, it's been indicated that Sarah has two soulmates - as in ''two'' [[OneTrueLove One True Loves]] - in her friends, Kierlan and Mal. Presumably, why she appears to have two soulmates and who she ends up with will be a plot point in the tenth book.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her original incarnation's skill at making tools from stone and wood, and her current interest in paleontology. MeaningfulName: Meaningful ''surname''. She's eventually able to use both skills to cut herself loose from described as being a bit odd by other people and is unique amongst the other characters for her bonds, fashion visions (the only other character with a knife from quartz similar gift is Aradia, and carve even then, she's a stake for herself [[spoiler: which she later uses witch, not a human as Sarah appears to kill Maya]].be) and seemingly has ''two'' soulmates instead of one.
* DamselInDistress: Zig-zagged. After being attacked by Thierry [[spoiler: actually Maya in disguise]], she [[DamselOutOfDistress manages to fend him off by stabbing him with a pencil]]. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist of ''Spellbinder''.
She also does a decent job fending off a werewolf that attacked her in her therapist's office, though had help from an outside party in this case. In the climax she is [[spoiler: kidnapped by Maya and actually succeeds in untying herself and getting a weapon, but ultimately has to be rescued by Thierry - in fairness, she probably didn't stand much of a chance against Maya as it was]].
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Or more specifically, dangerous ''seventeenth'' birthday. Hannah starts having nightmares and premonitions in the lead up to her birthday, even unknowingly writing herself notes warning she’ll be “Dead before seventeen”. As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for this: [[spoiler: None of Hannah’s previous incarnations made it to seventeen, thanks to Maya]].
* DevotedToYou: Tends to inspire great loyalty and affection in others, particularly her soulmate.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Her original incarnation died in Thierry's arms...after he [[CradlingYourKill
vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally killed her]]]].
* DisappearedDad: Her father is briefly mentioned as having died several years ago.
* DistinguishingMark / FacialMarkings: She has a distinctive birthmark on one side of her face, that even laser surgery couldn’t remove. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a ‘psychic brand’ caused when Thierry accidentally killed her in her first life and left a bloody mark on her face. She’s retained this mark in all of her subsequent incarnations, making her instantly recognisable to Thierry (and, unfortunately, [[StalkerWithoutACrush Maya)]]]].
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to her being reincarnated repeatedly and Thierry being a vampire, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's described as being blonde and rather pretty - even ''her therapist'' seems to notice her attractiveness.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' she’s referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying she has married Thierry. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HonorBeforeReason: In the climax, despite having [[AllForNothing gone to a lot of effort]] freeing herself, fashioning a stake and lying in wait for hours, she can't bring herself to [[spoiler: stab Maya InTheBack, even though she effectively dooms herself in the process. She herself thinks it's stupid after the fact, whilst Maya is also surprised and completely baffled as to why she didn't go through with it. [[SubvertedTrope However]], when Maya tries to kill Thierry (standing towards Hannah this time), she picks Reason over Honor]].
* IHaveManyNames: Justified, due to having been reincarnated numerous times. Some of her names include Hana of the Three Rivers, Ha-nahkt, Hanje, Anora, Nan Haiane, Honni, Ian and Annette.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. Hannah is in love with Thierry, a vampire whose over ten thousand years old. During the events of ''Soulmate'', she’s nearly 17. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* NeutralFemale: Defied. When Lupe is fighting off another werewolf to protect her, she sees that Lupe is being overpowered and slams a silver picture frame
unleashes into the other werewolf's ear to help her.
* PastLifeMemories: Her starting to get these kick-starts the events of ''Soulmate'', to the point where she can [[spoiler: fully remember her previous lives]].
* ProperlyParanoid: At first, she thinks she’s going crazy with her nightmares and note-writing, even seeing a therapist, but she soon realizes she is indeed in grave danger (the werewolves breaking into her therapist’s clinic ''during her first session'' would probably be a dead giveaway).
* RebelLeader: ''Witchlight'' strongly hints that [[spoiler: she's begun helping Thierry run Circle Daybreak]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Is revealed to be an Old Soul – a person who is [[BornAgainImmortality reincarnated into a new body each time they die]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With her vampire soulmate, Thierry.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Played with. After fatally wounding [[spoiler: Maya]], Hannah is obviously upset and even asks if there's any way to help [[spoiler: her]].
* TrueCompanions: With her best friend Chess, to the point where [[spoiler: they've been reincarnated as best friends since the ''Stone Age'', making them a literal case of 'best friends forever']].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Soulmate'', she lunges at Maya stake-first and stabs her right through the heart when she tries to do the same to Thierry. Notably, she'd previously been unable to bring herself to stab Maya in the back to protect herself, but the moment she threatened her soulmate...]]
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her first life, she freely offered Thierry her blood when she realized he can’t eat anything else. He was very moved by the offer, but politely turned her down. In her current incarnation, she practically throws herself at Thierry to get him to bite her as a substitute for sex and finds it [[KissofTheVampire very pleasurable]]…at least until it triggers [[PastLifeMemories flashbacks]] of him apparently [[MomentKiller killing her]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: She reminded Thierry of Hellewise when they first met, whilst Ash says she reminds him of Mary-Lynette.

!!Roxanne Goddard
Jez's human mother and sister to her uncle Jim Goddard. She was murdered by vampires for knowing about the Night World.
mortal realm.



* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only revealed in the fanguide and family tree.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jez describes her as having a "face like a fairytale princess" and Bracken states she was "a good woman".
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When the vampires came to kill her and her family, she calmly told them to go ahead and kill her, only pleading for her daughter to be spared.
* HappilyMarried: Was apparently to her husband.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died defending Jez from vampires.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jez's father (a lamia).
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Her actul fate, as Jez learns. However, given that Roxanne had been upholding TheMasquerade for at least four years up to that point, it's at least plausible the vampires killed her simply for [[FantasticRacism being human]].
* MamaBear: She fought ''a group of vampires unarmed'' to protect her daughter.
* NoNameGiven: Her name isn't stated in ''Huntress'', whilst the fanguide reveals it was Roxanne.
* SecretRelationship: With Jez's father, due to her being human. The other vampires [[KillEmAll didn't react well]] when they found out.

!! Hugh Davis
A Daybreaker and Old Soul who works with Jez in ''Huntress'' to find the Wild Power.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only revealed in BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the fanguide school a target. Thea and family tree.Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to resemble her and her siblings.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jez describes CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her as having a "face like a fairytale princess" little brother and Bracken states she was "a good woman".sister die in the same way.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When the vampires came MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her family, she calmly told them to go ahead and kill her, only pleading for her daughter to be spared.family.
* HappilyMarried: Was apparently to her husband.PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died defending Jez from vampires.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jez's father (a lamia).
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade:
WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her actul fate, as Jez learns. However, given that Roxanne had been upholding TheMasquerade for innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at least four years up to that point, it's at least plausible the vampires killed her simply for [[FantasticRacism stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being human]].
* MamaBear: She fought ''a group
burnt because of vampires unarmed'' to protect her daughter.
* NoNameGiven: Her name isn't stated in ''Huntress'', whilst
they were only kids, but the fanguide reveals it was Roxanne.
* SecretRelationship: With Jez's father, due to her being human. The other vampires [[KillEmAll didn't react well]]
executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when they found out.Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!! Hugh Davis
!!Angel
A Daybreaker major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and Old Soul powerful being who works with Jez in ''Huntress'' claims to find the Wild Power.be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.



* ActionSurvivor / BadassNormal : He isn’t much of a fighter, especially compared to [[ActionGirl Jez]], and has no special abilities save for his knack of recalling his past lives, but can hold his own well enough and took on two werewolves single-handedly…when he was ''seven''.
* AllLovingHero: He’s very friendly to everyone, humans and Night People alike, believes in second chances and never judges people before he gets to know them. And this is even after [[DarkAndTroubledPast what happened in his childhood]]. Notably, he extends friendship to Jez, a vampire who’s hands aren’t exactly clean, defends her to other Daybreakers when they’re suspicious of her intentions, and is incredibly forgiving of her past actions, saying it’s what she does now that counts.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When he was seven, he was camping with his family when they were attacked by werewolves, who murdered his parents and siblings and nearly killed him as well. However, Hugh refused to let this event make him resentful or bitter maintaining an optimistic and even idealistic outlook, and actually seeking out other Night People in the hopes they weren’t all monsters. He found Circle Daybreak as a result and has worked with them ever since.
* {{Determinator}}: Ever since he was a kid, he’s been one. As a seven year old, he attacked two werewolves with nothing but [[MacGyvering a makeshift torch made from a pair of kerosene-soaked underpants on a stick and his sister’s silver crucifix]], and survived nearly having his leg bitten off by them.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An uncommon male example. See NiceGuy and AllLovingHero.
* HarmfulToMinors: Seeing his whole family killed and eaten by werewolves, though he’s coped with it all surprisingly well.
* MoralityChain: Is a bit of one to Jez. Although she does good things of her own accord, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for it, with Hugh’s constant support and kindness to her serving as extra motivation.
* MrExposition: In one of his earliest scenes, he explains to Jez (and the reader) all about the Wild Powers and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecies.
* NearDeathExperience: As a kid he was attacked by werewolves, who [[AnArmAndALeg nearly chewed one of his legs off]]. He almost died of blood loss, but pulled through and even got to keep his leg, though he now walks with a limp.
* NiceGuy: He’s one of the most kind and forgiving characters in the series, especially considering his entire family was brutally murdered in front of him.
* PastLifeMemories: He remembers [[ChekhovsSkill seeing a werewolf killed in a previous life]], which helped him fight back against the werewolves that attacked him in his current life.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He’s an Old Soul and is rare in that he can actually recall his past lives.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Jez. She believes she might be in love with him, but later finds out Morgead is her soulmate. As far as we know, he loves her [[BetterAsFriends just as a friend]].
* SoleSurvivor: Of his family’s murder.

!!Maggie Neely
The main protagonist of ''Black Dawn'', who heads into the Dark Kingdom to find her missing brother, Miles. She is the soulmate of Delos Redfern.
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* AllLovingHero: She seems to believe everyone has the chance to be good and shows compassion towards everyone, even if they might not deserve it.
* BigSisterInstinct: Inverted; she goes to great lengths and risks her life to find her older brother Miles, refusing to believe he's dead.
* CareBearStare: How she gets through to [[spoiler: Delos]] using a telepathic connection that allows her to share feelings and memories. And possibly [[spoiler: Sylvia]] too.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: It turns out she's prophesied to be the 'Deliverer', who will free the Dark Kingdom's slaves from tyranny]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: She sets off by herself to find her missing brother, helps Cady - a girl she's only known for a few hours - even though it puts her own chances of escape in jeopardy and makes it her mission to [[spoiler: free the slaves in the Dark Kingdom]] despite having known them for even less time.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When she's captured by slavers, she manages to tip the cart over with some help from the other slaves and makes a run for it.
* {{Determinator}}: She's not called 'Steely Neely' for nothing.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Dreams of Delos before meeting him. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he had attempted to project his consciousness back in time to warn her away]].
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: After glimpsing inside Delos’s mind and seeing that there are good parts of him that he’s suppressed, she becomes determined to bring them to the surface and convince him he’s not just some emotionless killing machine. Delos is initially resistant [[spoiler: but Maggie [[LoveRedeems eventually prevails]] and they’re both happier for it]].
* IgnorantOfTheCall: She didn’t even know about the Night World, the plight of the Dark Kingdom’s slaves, the Wild Power prophecies [[spoiler: or the prophecy about herself]] prior to ''Black Dawn''; she just wants to find her missing brother and helps anyone she meets along the way if they’re in trouble.
* InterclassRomance: With Delos, he being a prince whilst she's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* InterspeciesRomance: Again, with Delos.
* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: She and Sylvia have a prior connection due to Sylvia being the girlfriend of Maggie's brother, and Sylvia is the direct cause of many of the challenges Maggie faces, including kidnapping her and being responsible for her brother's disappearance.
* NiceGirl: To the point where she can nearly ''weaponize'' it (see CareBearStare).
* OppositesAttract: With Delos.
* OutdoorsyGal / PassionateSportsGirl: She's captain of her local soccer team and enjoys mountain-climbing with her brother.
* PluckyGirl: She's incredibly brave (even if she doesn't think she is), optimistic and never gives up no matter how bleak a situation seems.

!!Sarah Strange
The main protagonist of the as-yet-unreleased final novel ''Strange Fate''. She is notable for her visions, which can predict the future or at least possible futures.
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* AlliterativeName
* BlessedWithSuck: To an extent. Her visions are accompanied by painful migraines and passing out, which can come at any time, and she seemingly has no control over them.
* IAmNotPretty: She seems to think she's plain, mousy and nothing special to look at, whilst other characters have noted she's actually quite attractive and compared her to a dryad in appearance.
* LoveTriangle: Unique in the series, it's been indicated that Sarah has two soulmates - as in ''two'' [[OneTrueLove One True Loves]] - in her friends, Kierlan and Mal. Presumably, why she appears to have two soulmates and who she ends up with will be a plot point in the tenth book.
* MeaningfulName: Meaningful ''surname''. She's described as being a bit odd by other people and is unique amongst the other characters for her visions (the only other character with a similar gift is Aradia, and even then, she's a witch, not a human as Sarah appears to be) and seemingly has ''two'' soulmates instead of one.
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[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is a vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the mortal realm.
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* BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the school a target. Thea and Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to resemble her and her siblings.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in the same way.
* MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her family.
* PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!!Angel
A major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and powerful being who claims to be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.
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[[folder: Witches]]
Witches are very similar to humans, save for one big difference: they have an innate ability to use magic and [[WitchSpecies can pass it on genetically]]. Witch culture is also matriarchal, meaning lineage is passed down through women and women tend to hold positions of power (partly due to the fact there's a shortage of male witches). Their culture and traditions bears many similarities to Wicca, neo-Paganism and New Age religions. Some witches become disconnected from the Night World for one reason and another and become 'lost witches' or 'psychics' - they still have powers, but are unaware of their true heritage.

''Note'': Witch characters who belong to the Harman family can be found under the Harman folder.

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[[folder: Witches]]
Witches are very similar to humans, save for one big difference: they
[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters
have an innate ability to use magic and [[WitchSpecies can pass it on genetically]]. Witch culture is also matriarchal, meaning lineage is passed down through women and women tend to hold positions of the power (partly due to the fact there's [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] into a shortage of male witches). Their culture and traditions bears many similarities particular animal. They are said or described to Wicca, neo-Paganism and New Age religions. Some witches become disconnected from the Night World for one reason and another and become 'lost witches' or 'psychics' - they still have powers, but are unaware traits of this animal even in their true heritage.

''Note'': Witch characters who belong to the Harman family
human forms. Most shapeshifters are born shapeshifters, though humans can be found under the Harman folder.turned into a shapeshifter as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).

!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears in suspicious circumstances.



!! Gisele
A witch James consults about a magical cure for Poppy's cancer.

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!! Gisele
A witch James consults about
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him into a magical cure falcon shapeshifter and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into a human. After Maggie finds him and removes the band, however, he’s able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out
for Poppy's cancer.Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: To an extent. Moments after meeting [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her in any way possible and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common with his sister.
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. [[spoiler: In the end, he turns out to be alive and well]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. [[spoiler: She rescues him in the end]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying he knew she’d come for him]].

!!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. She is a panther shapeshifter and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out to be Galen's soulmate.



* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: She tells James she'll "forget about" their conversation, out of concern he broke the laws of the Night World by falling in love with Poppy.
* PlayingWithFire: Lights a candlewick by making a quick motion with her hands.
* ShipTease: She seems quite flirty with James, remarking that he "can't need a love spell" when he asks for her help and saying he's "as gorgeous as ever", though James doesn't seem to reciprocate.

!!Phillip ‘Phil’ North
Poppy’s twin brother and one of the supporting protagonists of ''Secret Vampire''.

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* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: She tells James she'll "forget about" their conversation, out of concern he broke the laws of the Night World by falling in love with Poppy.AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.
* PlayingWithFire: Lights a candlewick by making a quick motion with her hands.ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and always throws herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.

* ShipTease: AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She seems quite flirty [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even in her human form.
* BerserkButton: Don't call her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing a blood tie
with James, remarking her]].
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all
that he "can't need a surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love spell" to an extent.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version. She's jaded, brooding and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen on her first name, due to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims'' this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially
when he asks she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]]
for her help pain over her past and saying he's "as gorgeous [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality
as ever", "tsun tsun", though James doesn't seem to reciprocate.she gradually shows more "dere" traits.

!!Phillip ‘Phil’ North
Poppy’s twin brother and one
!!Galen Drache
One
of the supporting secondary protagonists of ''Secret Vampire''.''Witchlight''. He is a prince of the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.



* BerserkButton: Trying to hurt [[BigBrotherInstinct his sister]] in any shape or form.
* FantasticRacism: He doesn’t think much of [[spoiler: vampires, when he finds out they exist. However, he gradually warms up to James, and even after she tried to attack him, he still loves Poppy]].
* GutFeeling: He often gets “hunches” about things that turn out to be right. [[spoiler: It foreshadows that he’s actually a lost witch]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: [[spoiler: He doesn’t handle the supernatural very well and is less than impressed to find out he himself is a witch. He firmly states he wants nothing to do with the Night World and intends to carry on living as a normal human. However, he seems to have changed his mind, as in the preview of ''Strange Fate'', he comes to help Poppy and James fight a dragon using his powers]].
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played with. Phil is pretty much the exact opposite of his dad, who is rather scatterbrained and a conspiracy theorist, more closely resembling his rational and level-headed mother and stepfather. [[spoiler: As it turns out, however, he inherited his latent witch powers from his dad]].
* MySisterIsOffLimits: He makes it VERY clear to James he doesn’t want him anywhere near Poppy. [[spoiler: He eventually grudgingly accepts their relationship however, when he sees that James truly cares about her]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In an attempt to protect his dying sister from being hurt by what he sees as a selfish playboy, he convinces Poppy that James is just using her after catching them exchanging blood and mistaking it for…[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something else]]. As a result, Poppy (who is irrational due to the transformation process) refuses to see or speak to James, putting her in danger of dying more quickly before the transformation is completed…or worse, [[FateWorseThanDeath becoming a ghoul]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: He’s tall and Viking blonde, and tends to very logical and “strait-laced”, whilst his sister is a short redhead and very hyper and carefree.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for Poppy and James when he finds out James is trying to turn her into a vampire to save her life]].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Subverted. [[spoiler: He grudgingly works with James, whom he has a low opinion of and views with revulsion after learning he's a vampire, to save his sister. However, they [[FireForgedFriends become friendlier to each other]] in the process]].

!! Dani Abforth
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Twilight who befriends Thea Harman when she moves to Las Vegas.

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* BerserkButton: Trying ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to hurt [[BigBrotherInstinct his sister]] in any shape or form.be with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].
* FantasticRacism: He doesn’t think much BigDamnHeroes: During the climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to save Keller by [[spoiler: vampires, when he finds out they exist. However, he gradually warms up choosing to James, and even after she tried to attack him, he still loves Poppy]].shift into a leopard]].
* GutFeeling: BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He often gets “hunches” about things that turn out admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter and particularly as a Drache, due to be right. their rather bloody history and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: It foreshadows that he’s actually and even chooses a lost witch]].leopard as his form, the same as her]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: [[spoiler: He doesn’t handle the supernatural very well and is less than impressed to find out he himself is a witch. He firmly states he wants nothing to do BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Night World and intends Gentle Boy to carry on living as a normal human. However, he seems to have changed his mind, as in the preview of ''Strange Fate'', he comes to help Poppy and James fight a dragon using his powers]].Keller's Brooding Girl.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played with. Phil is pretty much the exact opposite of his dad, who is rather scatterbrained and a conspiracy theorist, more closely resembling his rational and level-headed mother and stepfather. GreenEyes: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: As it turns out, however, he inherited Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though
his latent witch powers family - due to being descended from his dad]].dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
* MySisterIsOffLimits: He makes it VERY clear TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to James he doesn’t want him anywhere near Poppy. [[spoiler: He eventually grudgingly accepts their relationship however, when he sees that James truly cares about her]].find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In an attempt to protect his dying sister from being hurt by what he sees as a selfish playboy, he convinces Poppy that James is just using her after catching them exchanging blood and mistaking it for…[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something else]]. As a result, Poppy (who is irrational due to the transformation process) refuses to see or speak to James, putting her in danger of dying more quickly before the transformation is completed…or worse, [[FateWorseThanDeath becoming a ghoul]].OppositesAttract: With Keller.
* PolarOppositeTwins: He’s tall and Viking blonde, and tends PrinceCharming: He's literally compared to very logical and “strait-laced”, whilst his sister is a short redhead and very hyper and carefree.fairytale prince at one point.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for Poppy and James when RedEyesTakeWarning: When he finds out James is trying to turn her into a vampire to save her life]].uses his dragon abilities.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Subverted. WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller when she dismissively states she's just doing her job and implies she believes
[[spoiler: He grudgingly works with James, whom he has a low opinion of her mother]] was right about her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and views with revulsion after learning he's a vampire, to save his sister. However, they [[FireForgedFriends become friendlier to each other]] in the process]].more honorable that she realises, and is worthy of love.

!! Dani Abforth
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member
Kierlan Drache
One
of Circle Twilight who befriends Thea Harman when she moves the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates and the cousin of Galen Drache. According to Las Vegas.WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed.



* BlackBestFriend: To Thea, although her being black is really only brought up once.
* CommonalityConnection: Her friendship with Thea is kickstarted by them both being members of Circle Twilight (before Thea and Blaise moved in, Dani was the only Circle Twilight witch her age in the school).
* TheCutie: She's shy, but sweet-natured (see also NiceGirl).
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though she doesn't think much of humans, she balks at the idea of using magic to toy with them like Blaise does and is shown to be completely horrified when she sees firsthand [[LoveMakesYouCrazy the fall-out]] of one of Blaise's love spells. She doesn't seem to think much of Circle Midnight, either, they being witches who tend to use [[BlackMagic darker magic]] and have no issue hurting or killing humans.
* HumansAreBastards: Has this opinion, citing their racism towards people based on skin colour/ethnicity as just one example.
* NiceGirl: She's usually a friendly and compassionate girl, though she has a low opinion of humans. She doesn't agree with intentionally harming them for fun, however (see EveryoneHasStandards).
* SecretKeeper: For Thea in regards to her accidentally releasing Suzanne's spirit.

!! Vivienne Morrigan
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s.

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* BlackBestFriend: To Thea, although her being black AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is really only brought up once.possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with his surname, his full name roughly translates as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".
* CommonalityConnection: Her friendship ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Thea is kickstarted by them both being members of Circle Twilight (before Thea and Blaise moved in, Dani was the only Circle Twilight witch her age in the school).Sarah.
* TheCutie: She's shy, but sweet-natured (see also NiceGirl).
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though she doesn't think much of humans, she balks at
TheChosenOne: According to WordOfGod, he's the idea of using magic last Wild Power needed to toy with them like Blaise does and is shown to be completely horrified when she sees firsthand [[LoveMakesYouCrazy defeat the fall-out]] of one of Blaise's love spells. She doesn't seem to think much of Circle Midnight, either, they being witches who tend to use [[BlackMagic darker magic]] and have no issue hurting or killing humans.darkness.
* HumansAreBastards: ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has this opinion, citing their racism towards people based shades of this. He's prone to making jokes and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and would also probably deliberately spill some on skin colour/ethnicity as just one example.an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't go too far.
* NiceGirl: She's usually FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a friendly and compassionate girl, though she has a low opinion bit of humans. She doesn't agree one with intentionally harming them for fun, however (see EveryoneHasStandards).Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* SecretKeeper: For Thea in regards LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon
to her accidentally releasing Suzanne's spirit.transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).

!! Vivienne Morrigan
!!Jeremy Lovett
A supporting character resident of Briar Creek, who lives in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member trailer on the outskirts of Circle Midnight town and a friend is seen as something of Blaise’s.an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].



* TheCasanova: Implied to be a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means “life” or “lively”. It also happens to be one of names of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend or alternatively, Nimue, Merlin’s treacherous student/lover.
* PetTheDog: She kindly reassures Thea when Grandma Harman falls ill, insisting her mother’s magical chanting will help.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Selene. She’s noted to be quite vivacious and bold, in contrast to Selene’s more laid-back, even languid attitude.

!! Selene Lucna
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s.

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* TheCasanova: Implied BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to be try and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.horse simply because he was angry and wanted to take it out on someone]].
* MeaningfulName: Her name means “life” or “lively”. It also happens BeneathTheMask: He seems to be one a NiceGuy, if not something of names of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend or alternatively, Nimue, Merlin’s treacherous student/lover.a loner...until TheReveal.
* PetTheDog: She kindly reassures Thea when Grandma Harman falls ill, insisting her mother’s magical chanting will help.DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed with her]].
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Selene. She’s noted HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and killed humans]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed
to be quite vivacious the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and bold, in contrast increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries
to Selene’s more laid-back, even languid attitude.forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Selene Lucna
Lupe Acevedo
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s. werewolf operative who works for Thierry.



* TheCasanova: Implied to be a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She’s fond of wearing violet, when she isn’t wearing black.
* MeaningfulName: Selene is a Greek moon goddess; Selene Lucna has white blonde hair and occasionally wears silver.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Described as having platinum blonde hair.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vivienne. She’s noted to be rather laid-back and unfazed by events around her, in contrast to Vivienne’s liveliness.
* WomanInWhite: Or silver, specifically, which she wears for the Samhain celebrations.

!!Aradia Crowley
A recurring character. Maiden of All the Witches, also known as 'the Blind Maiden', due to the fact she went blind as a child - in spite of this, she can still receive visions of the future, a rare and powerful gift.

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* TheCasanova: Implied ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to be both Thierry and Hannah, doing a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She’s fond of wearing violet, when she isn’t wearing black.BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* MeaningfulName: Selene DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother
is a Greek moon goddess; Selene Lucna has white blonde hair full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and occasionally wears silver.her mother were rescued by Thierry.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Described as having platinum blonde hair.HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vivienne. She’s noted to be rather laid-back and unfazed by events around her, in contrast to Vivienne’s liveliness.MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* WomanInWhite: Or silver, specifically, which she wears for NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of
the Samhain celebrations.existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!!Aradia Crowley
!! Phillipa Hilgard
A recurring character. Maiden of All supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the Witches, also known as 'the Blind Maiden', due to the fact she went blind as a child - in spite mother of this, she can still receive visions of the future, a rare Poppy and powerful gift.Phil.



* AffectionateNickname: Maggie spends most of ''Black Dawn'' calling her Cady - short for Arcadia - after she mishears her name.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not actually mentioned in the novels.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Black Dawn''. Though we haven't seen the full extent of her abilities, it's telling that she's still capable of performing impressive magical feats despite being gravely ill, though she relies on Maggie's help quite a bit until she's healed.
* BlindSeer: Went blind as a child, but can still ‘see’ visions of the future or of significant events occurring far away.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with a goddess of magic and woodland.
* MysteriousWaif: In ''Black Dawn'', combined with MysticalWaif. There are hints dropped about her true identity for the reader, but [[TheProtagonist Maggie]] didn’t even know about the Night World until a few hours ago and so has no idea who she is – Aradia can’t explain who she is due to her illness. Maggie spends a lot of time trying to help and protect her and senses there’s something more to her due to her powers, with Aradia’s real identity being confirmed around the middle of the story.
* NearDeathExperience: After suffering a severe allergic reaction to a truth potion.
* NiceGirl: She's generally very kind and gentle, and surprisingly tolerant of humans for a Night Person.
* TheOjou: Though not royalty exactly, she's Maiden of the witches and is generally treated in a respectful and deferential manner. She's of the ProperLady variety, being a polite and refined girl with a quiet authority, but never haughty or bratty.
* ProphetEyes: Her eyes as described as being clouded and unfocused, but she can still ‘see’.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Maggie in ''Black Dawn''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a benevolent and levelheaded leader and tries to help the protagonists of ''Spellbinder'' and ''Witchlight'', usually within the rules and traditions of the witches, though she'll occasionally bend them, too.
* WillingChanneler: In the climax of ''Black Dawn'', she channels the spirit of [[spoiler: Hellewise]] and even briefly seems to take on her appearance in an attempt to appeal to Sylvia to help them. [[spoiler: It works]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's technically not a child, being in her late teens, but is still far wiser and more worldly than most people her age.
* YoungAndInCharge: She’s about 18 years old, but holds one of the highest ranking positions amongst the WitchSpecies. Justified in that she’s the Maiden of the Witches, representing young witches. That, and she's implied to be incredibly powerful and her visions come in very handy.

!! Melusine
A witch who owns a magic supply store in Pennsylvania near Gillian Lennox's hometown and a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.

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* AffectionateNickname: Maggie spends AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most of ''Black Dawn'' calling her Cady - short for Arcadia - after and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she mishears her name.can do to help her.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname first name is not actually mentioned revealed in the novels.fanguide.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Black Dawn''. Though we haven't seen the full extent of BirdsOfAFeather: She and her abilities, it's telling that she's still capable of performing impressive magical feats despite being gravely ill, though she relies on Maggie's help quite a bit until she's healed.second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* BlindSeer: Went blind as a child, but can still ‘see’ visions of the future or of significant events occurring far away.
* MeaningfulName:
GoodParents: She shares her name with is a goddess of magic very loving and woodland.responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.

* MysteriousWaif: In ''Black Dawn'', combined with MysticalWaif. There are hints dropped about her true identity for the reader, but [[TheProtagonist Maggie]] didn’t even know about the Night World until a few hours ago and so HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has no idea who she is – Aradia can’t explain who she is due to her illness. Maggie spends a lot of time trying to help and protect her and senses there’s something more to her due to her powers, with Aradia’s real identity being confirmed around the middle of the story.terminal cancer.
* NearDeathExperience: After suffering a severe allergic reaction to a truth potion.ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* NiceGirl: She's generally very kind and gentle, and surprisingly tolerant of humans for a Night Person.LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* TheOjou: Though not royalty exactly, she's Maiden of the witches and is generally treated in a respectful and deferential manner. She's of the ProperLady variety, being a polite and refined girl OppositesAttract: Seemingly with a quiet authority, but never haughty or bratty.her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ProphetEyes: Her eyes as described as being clouded and unfocused, but she can still ‘see’.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Maggie in ''Black Dawn''.
ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a benevolent TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and levelheaded leader and tries to help the protagonists of ''Spellbinder'' and ''Witchlight'', usually within the rules and traditions of the witches, though she'll occasionally bend them, too.
* WillingChanneler: In the climax of ''Black Dawn'', she channels the spirit of [[spoiler: Hellewise]] and
not even briefly seems to take on at her appearance in an attempt to appeal to Sylvia to help them. [[spoiler: It works]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's technically not
mother's funeral. As a child, being in result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her late teens, but is still far wiser and more worldly than most people mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her age.
* YoungAndInCharge: She’s about 18 years old, but holds one of the highest ranking positions amongst the WitchSpecies. Justified in that she’s the Maiden of the Witches, representing young witches. That, and she's implied
daughter is going to be incredibly powerful and her visions come in very handy.die.

!! Melusine
Cliff Hilgard
A witch who owns a magic supply store in Pennsylvania near Gillian Lennox's hometown and a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''. ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.



* CoolBigSis: Has shades of this towards Gillian, alongside BigBrotherMentor.
* GeniusCripple: She uses a wheelchair due to having a lost a leg in a boating accident, and is a talented and knowledgeable witch.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with a water spirit/mermaid from folklore.
* TheMentor: Serves as one to Gillian [[spoiler: in regards to magic, after she realises Angel is up to no good]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's implied to be in her late teens or early twenties, but comes across as being quite wise and mature for her age.

!!Sylvia Weald
One of the main antagonists of ''Black Dawn''. A witch related to the Harmans through her father, she turned against them after they wouldn't let her become one of them due to the matriarchal practices of the witches; she is now a noblewoman of the Dark Kingdom.

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* CoolBigSis: Has shades of this towards Gillian, alongside BigBrotherMentor.
* GeniusCripple:
AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She uses herself later thinks he's not as bad a wheelchair due to having a lost a leg in a boating accident, stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a talented and knowledgeable witch.rough time.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with a water spirit/mermaid from folklore.BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* TheMentor: Serves as one to Gillian [[spoiler: in regards to magic, after she realises Angel is up to no good]].HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's implied ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to be look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about
her late teens or early twenties, but comes across as being quite wise and mature for her age.Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with cancer.

!!Sylvia Weald
One of the main antagonists of ''Black Dawn''. A witch related to the Harmans through her father, she turned against them after they wouldn't let her become one of them due to the matriarchal practices of the witches; she is now
!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with
a noblewoman of the Dark Kingdom. very tragic end that scarred James for life.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Was apparently a bit of one towards Miles, seeing as she outright admits she was jealous of his ''own sister'' due to his obvious affection for her, and [[WomanScorned her reaction]] to him refusing to work with her.
* TheDragon: To Hunter Redfern. [[spoiler: She eventually turns against him]].
* EmergencyTransformation: Defied. [[spoiler: After being mortally wounded helping the protagonists, she refuses Delos' offer to try and turn her into a vampire, stating that it probably wouldn't work anyway as the wood of the iron lance used to wound her would be toxic to her if she became a vampire]].
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: In her backstory, she turned against the witches after they refused to let her join the Harman family (as the witches are matrilineal and Sylvia's mother was not a Harman) and is helping Hunter Redfern to defeat the witches and take over the world. [[spoiler: She later turns on Hunter and helps the protagonists by removing Delos's magical arm brace after Aradia implores her to as a 'daughter of Hellewise' and seemingly channels ''Hellewise herself''. Unfortunately for Sylvia, this leads to a RedemptionEqualsDeath: Hunter has her [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled with an iron lance]] for defying him. She's declared a "true daughter of Hellewise" and passes with the "blessing of all the witches" for her sacrifice]].
* GreenEyedMonster: She is crazy green-eyed over the fact "half-humans" get to be accepted as Harmans because they're descended from female Harmans, whilst she, a 'pure' witch, is not counted as a Harman because her mother is from the Weald clan. She also admits she is very jealous of Miles and Maggie's close bond.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She badly wanted to be counted as a Harman and have all the prestige that come with the name. She teams up with Hunter Redfern to get the [[DudeWheresMyRespect respect and power she believes she deserves]].
* ManipulativeBitch: Told Miles's family he died in a climbing accident [[spoiler: when she actually abducted him and had him turned into a shapeshifter when he rejected her]] and also abducts and tortures [[spoiler: Aradia, under the pretense of helping her]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: As per her Harman heritage.
* NotGoodWithRejection: She was so angry over being rejected by the Harmans she actively works with their greatest enemies to destroy/overthrow them. She also didn't take Miles' rejection of [[WeCanRuleTogether her offer to be her consort]] well, either [[spoiler: kidnapping him, forcibly making him a shapeshifter and telling his family he was dead]].
* PurpleEyes: Has eyes the "exact colour of wood-violets", due to her Harman lineage.
* TeensAreMonsters: She's about seventeen during the events of ''Black Dawn'' and spends most of the book committing or being party to very immoral things (such as kidnapping, slavery, torture, attempted genocide and so on). [[spoiler: She regrets her actions in the end though and makes amends]].

!! Winfrith ‘Winnie’ Arlin
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight'' and a member of Keller’s team, helping her track down and protect Iliana.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Was apparently AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a bit of one towards Miles, seeing as she outright admits she three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was jealous of his ''own sister'' due to his obvious affection for her, ''crying and [[WomanScorned desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her reaction]] to him refusing to work with her.blood, but was unable to.
* TheDragon: To Hunter Redfern. [[spoiler: She eventually turns against him]].CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.
* EmergencyTransformation: Defied. [[spoiler: After being mortally wounded helping James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the protagonists, she refuses Delos' offer to try and hopes she’d turn her into a vampire, stating that it probably wouldn't work anyway as the wood of the iron lance used to wound made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left
her would be toxic to a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her if she became [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a vampire]].few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: In NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by her backstory, she turned against the witches employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they refused to let her join the Harman family (as the witches are matrilineal and Sylvia's mother was not a Harman) and is helping Hunter Redfern to defeat the witches and take over the world. [[spoiler: She later turns on Hunter and helps the protagonists by removing Delos's magical arm brace after Aradia implores her to as a 'daughter of Hellewise' and seemingly channels ''Hellewise herself''. Unfortunately for Sylvia, this leads to a RedemptionEqualsDeath: Hunter has her [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled with an iron lance]] for defying him. She's declared a "true daughter of Hellewise" and passes with the "blessing of all the witches" for her sacrifice]].manipulated James into killing her).
* GreenEyedMonster: She is crazy green-eyed over the fact "half-humans" get to be accepted as Harmans because they're descended from female Harmans, whilst she, a 'pure' witch, is not counted as a Harman because her mother is from the Weald clan. She also admits she is very jealous of Miles and Maggie's close bond.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She badly wanted to be counted as a Harman and have all the prestige
ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that come with the name. She teams up with Hunter Redfern to get the [[DudeWheresMyRespect respect and power she believes “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she deserves]].
* ManipulativeBitch: Told Miles's family he died in a climbing accident [[spoiler: when she actually abducted him and had him turned into a shapeshifter when he rejected her]] and also abducts and tortures [[spoiler: Aradia, under the pretense of helping her]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: As per her Harman heritage.
* NotGoodWithRejection: She
was so angry over being rejected by the Harmans she actively works with their greatest enemies to destroy/overthrow them. She also didn't take Miles' rejection of [[WeCanRuleTogether her offer to be her consort]] well, either [[spoiler: kidnapping him, forcibly making him a shapeshifter and telling his family he was dead]].
* PurpleEyes: Has eyes the "exact colour of wood-violets", due to her Harman lineage.
* TeensAreMonsters: She's about seventeen during the events of ''Black Dawn'' and spends most of the book committing or being party to very immoral things (such as kidnapping, slavery, torture, attempted genocide and so on). [[spoiler: She regrets her actions in the end though and makes amends]].
never too busy”.

!! Winfrith ‘Winnie’ Arlin
One
!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist
of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up in the secondary protagonists mysterious murder of ''Witchlight'' and a member of Keller’s team, helping her track down and protect Iliana.neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.



* BerserkButton: Insulting or trying to hurt Grandma Harman. Keller has to step between them out of concern Winnie will attack Iliana when she makes an insulting remark about the Crone and after she learns that [[spoiler: Grandma Harman was assassinated by shapeshifters]], she flips out at Galen, even considering it a declaration of war before Iliana calms her down.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As friendly as she is most of the time, she’s a very powerful witch and has a temper. See also FantasticRacism.
* FantasticRacism: Surfaces briefly. When [[spoiler: the Crone of the witches, Grandma Harman]] is murdered by shapeshifters, she goes off on a tirade against shapeshifters in general and basically condemns shapeshifters Keller and Galen as though they had a hand in the crime. But Iliana quickly puts her in her place and Winnie apologizes for her behavior.
* FieryRedHead: A strawberry blonde, who is described as being a “small but fiery orange comet”.
* InUniverseNickname: Winnie, which she usually goes by instead of her full name.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having “dancing” green eyes and strawberry blonde curls.
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as this for the team. [[SquishyWizard She’s not physically strong, but is a talented witch]] who knows a lot about spells, myths and legends and occasionally serves as MrExposition.
* SquishyWizard: She’s a formidable spellcaster, but lacks the superhuman strength and endurance of many of her teammates.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Grandma Harman. She holds her in the highest esteem and looks ready to hit Iliana, ''[[TheChosenOne the Witch Child]]'', when she insults her.

!!Hecate Witch-Queen
The famous queen of the witches from prehistoric times and mother of Hellewise and Maya. Thousands of years ago, she united the witch tribes and defeated the dragons who had enslaved the world.

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* BerserkButton: Insulting or trying to hurt Grandma Harman. Keller AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to step between them out of concern Winnie will attack Iliana fall for him when she makes an insulting remark about the Crone realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and after emotionally deep]] than she learns gave him credit for and that [[spoiler: Grandma Harman was assassinated by shapeshifters]], she flips out at Galen, even considering it a declaration of war before Iliana calms her down.[[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As friendly as she is most of the time, she’s a very powerful witch AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and has a temper. See also FantasticRacism.help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* FantasticRacism: Surfaces briefly. When BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: the Crone of the witches, Grandma Harman]] is murdered by shapeshifters, she goes off on a tirade against shapeshifters in general werewolf]] and basically condemns shapeshifters Keller and Galen as though they had a hand in the crime. But Iliana quickly puts her in her place and Winnie apologizes for her behavior.
* FieryRedHead: A strawberry blonde, who is described as being a “small but fiery orange comet”.
come out mostly unscathed.
* InUniverseNickname: Winnie, which she usually goes by instead of her full name.BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having “dancing” green eyes BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome
and strawberry blonde curls.sensitive Jeremy is the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as this for BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the team. [[SquishyWizard She’s not physically strong, but is Redfern sisters after they do a talented witch]] who knows a lot about spells, myths and legends and occasionally serves as MrExposition.
* SquishyWizard: She’s a formidable spellcaster, but lacks the superhuman strength and endurance of many of her teammates.
blood tie]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Grandma Harman. BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance:
She holds has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted
in the highest esteem end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and looks ready that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to hit Iliana, ''[[TheChosenOne do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out
the Witch Child]]'', truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died
when she insults her.was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something of a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].


!!Hecate Witch-Queen
The famous queen of the witches from prehistoric times
!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother
and mother a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters of Hellewise and Maya. Thousands of years ago, she united the witch tribes and defeated the dragons who had enslaved the world.Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.



* TheDragonslayer: Possibly, although at the end of the war, she and the other witches actually put the dragons into an enchanted sleep and buried them deep underground to be forgotten, rather than kill them all.
* TheHighQueen: She fought against the dragons to free both witches and humans, whom the dragons had enslaved, and continues to be revered by all witches thousands of years after her death. Many witches call upon her name when using spells and even during her daughters' rule (not long after she passed away) members of her tribe would pray to her.
* MeaningfulName: Hecate is the Greek goddess of magic.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Led the witches in a war to defeat the tyrannical dragons and brought about a period of peace and harmony.
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The most famous and prestigious of the witch clans, directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and by extension, her mother Hecate Witch-Queen. They are sometimes seen as royalty by the witches and indeed many of them hold prominent positions in the Night World's government. Their surname was originally Hearth-Woman, before being modernised as Harman over time.

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* TheDragonslayer: Possibly, although at AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the end of blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' the war, she and the other witches actually put the dragons into an enchanted sleep and buried them deep underground to be forgotten, rather than kill them all.stuff.
* TheHighQueen: She fought against BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the dragons to free both witches and humans, whom the dragons had enslaved, and continues to be revered by all witches thousands of years Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her death. Many witches call upon too, his feelings for her name when using spells and even during her daughters' rule (not long after she passed away) members of her tribe would pray to her.are romantic]].
* MeaningfulName: Hecate is the Greek goddess of magic.BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Led the witches in a war DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is to defeat the tyrannical dragons and brought about a period of peace and harmony.cover up shyness or social anxiety.
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* IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!!Eric Ross
The Harmans]]
The most famous
secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and prestigious of the witch clans, directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and by extension, her mother Hecate Witch-Queen. They are sometimes seen as royalty by the witches and indeed many of them hold prominent positions in the Night World's government. Their surname was originally Hearth-Woman, before being modernised as Harman over time. Thea Harman's soulmate.



!! In General
* BadassFamily: They are directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and are some of the most powerful [[WitchSpecies witches in the world]].
* FamousAncestor: Hellewise Hearth-Woman to ''all'' the Harmans. To a lesser extent, Maeve Harman as well to any Harmans born after the 17th century.
* FeudingFamilies: With the Redferns in the past, but they resolved it via a 'blood-tie' and some AltarDiplomacy.
* HeirClubForMen: Inverted. Witches are matriarchal, so lineage is passed down through the women.
* LongLostRelative: Two family members, Emmeth and Elspeth, went missing as babies and were presumed to be dead. Turns they actually survived and had kids of their own, so there are several characters who discover they're actually long-lost Harmans, or related to them.
* MysticalWhiteHair: A common trait.
* PurpleEyes: Many members have violet eyes.

!!Hellewise Hearth-Woman
A legendary figure in witch history. She was leader of the prehistoric witch tribes, who sacrificed herself to fight her twin sister Maya to protect her people. She's revered as a hero by the witches and is the direct ancestor of the Harmans.

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!! In General
* BadassFamily: They are directly descended from AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and are some Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the most powerful [[WitchSpecies witches in the world]].
* FamousAncestor: Hellewise Hearth-Woman to ''all'' the Harmans. To a lesser extent, Maeve Harman as well to any Harmans born after the 17th century.
spells]].
* FeudingFamilies: With the Redferns BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and risking being bitten to get it back in the past, but they resolved it via bushes, squaring off against a 'blood-tie' deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and some AltarDiplomacy.
helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* HeirClubForMen: Inverted. Witches are matriarchal, so lineage is passed down ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through the women.
* LongLostRelative: Two family members, Emmeth and Elspeth, went missing as babies and were presumed to be dead. Turns they actually survived and had kids of their own, so there are
several characters who discover they're actually long-lost Harmans, students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or related to them.anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
* MysticalWhiteHair: A common trait.
* PurpleEyes: Many members have violet eyes.

!!Hellewise Hearth-Woman
A legendary figure
DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in witch history. She was leader a plane crash a few years back.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws
of the prehistoric witch tribes, who sacrificed herself Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at a vet clinic and aspires
to fight study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help
her twin sister Maya to protect her people. She's revered as a hero by the witches stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].

!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school and
the direct ancestor love interest of the Harmans.Gillian Lennox.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: She was very beautiful and also very kind and goodhearted. This is a sharp contrast to her sister, [[BeautyIsBad who whilst beautiful, is definitely]] ''[[BeautyIsBad not]]'' [[BeautyIsBad a nice person]].
* BigGood: Was this back in the Stone Age to the witches and humans, during the war against Maya.
* CainAndAbel: Her twin sister Maya challenged her to single combat for the right to control their tribe. Hellewise succeeded in driving her away, but died of her injuries.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Maya was sorely mistaken in believing her sister was too gentle and loving to try and stop her. Although no details of their duel are given, Hellewise managed to defeat Maya ''despite'' the fact she was a vampire - with enhanced strength, speed, senses etc. - who retained her witch abilities too.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Had blonde hair and was very compassionate and purehearted.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died of her injuries after fighting her twin sister to the death, to protect her tribe.
* MeaningfulName: She was said to be very "wise".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's mentioned that she actually helped Maya in her research to become immortal, but refused to go through with it when she learnt it would involve human sacrifice. Maya, however, had no such compunctions and the rest is history.
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for ''thousands'' of years by the events of the series.
* ShipTease: With Thierry, although it ultimately doesn't go anywhere. Given that the [[AllThereInTheManual family tree and fanguide]] state she married Thierry's brother, this may add an element of SettleForSibling.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Her modern-day descendant Thea is said to greatly resemble her in both appearance and demeanour.

!!Edgith 'Grandma' Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans and Crone of All the Witches. Grandmother to Thea and Blaise. A recurring character.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: She was very beautiful AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and also very kind and goodhearted. This is a sharp contrast to her sister, [[BeautyIsBad who whilst beautiful, is definitely]] ''[[BeautyIsBad not]]'' [[BeautyIsBad a nice person]].dark eyes.
* BigGood: Was this back in BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the Stone Age to the witches and humans, during the war against Maya.revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* CainAndAbel: Her twin sister Maya challenged BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her to single combat for FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the right to control their tribe. Hellewise succeeded in driving her away, but died of her injuries.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Maya was sorely mistaken in believing her sister was too gentle and loving to try and stop her. Although no details of their duel are given, Hellewise managed to defeat Maya ''despite'' the fact she was a vampire - with enhanced strength, speed, senses etc. - who retained her witch abilities too.
roles]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Had blonde hair BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and was very compassionate confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and purehearted.cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died of her injuries after fighting her twin sister to the death, to protect her tribe.
* MeaningfulName: She was said to be very "wise".
FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To Gillian]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's mentioned that she actually helped Maya in KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her research half frozen in the road and then offers to become immortal, but refused drive her to go through with it and from school every day to keep her safe, and when she learnt it would involve human sacrifice. Maya, however, had no such compunctions and the rest is history.cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way. He also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for ''thousands'' of years by NearDeathExperience: Reveals that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the events of the series.Night World]].
* ShipTease: With Thierry, although it ultimately doesn't go anywhere. Given that ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the [[AllThereInTheManual family tree and fanguide]] state she married Thierry's brother, this may add an element of SettleForSibling.same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Her modern-day descendant Thea is said to greatly resemble her in both appearance UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after she confesses she's a witch and demeanour.tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Edgith 'Grandma' Harman
!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person.
The matriarch mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the Harmans novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and Crone of All herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling
the Witches. Grandmother to Thea college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and Blaise. the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears:
A recurring character.downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who seeks to avenge the deaths of her mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of a vampire, John Quinn.



* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: She's universally loved and respected by all the witches (and later by [[spoiler: most of Circle Daybreak]], too.
* ApronMatron: Comes across as this, particularly in regards to her granddaughters and apprentices.
* BigGood: To the witches [[spoiler: and Circle Daybreak]].
* CoolOldLady: She doesn't take crap from anyone, [[spoiler: leads a resistance]] is Crone of all the Witches, and she's close to a hundred years old.
* DisappointedInYou: Towards Thea when she learns [[spoiler: she broke the rules and performed a forbidden summoning spell. She says that she expected this kind of behavior from Blaise, but thought that Thea "had more sense"]].
* IronLady: She got to be the matriarch of the Harmans, [[spoiler: co-leader of Circle Daybreak]] and co-leader of the witches for a very good reason.
* KilledOffForReal: In ''Witchlight'', she is [[spoiler:[[CruelAndUnusualDeath mauled to death]] by shapeshifters]].
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler: Revealed to co-lead Circle Daybreak]].
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Lives and breathes this trope, though it could also be that she just prefers to cut the crap and get to the point quickly.
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Thea after witnessing her [[spoiler: successfully sending Suzanne's ghost back to the spirit almost single-handedly]].

!!Thea Harman
The main protagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is the granddaughter of Grandma Harman and cousin to Blaise, whom she was raised with. She's also Eric's soulmate.

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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: She's universally loved and respected by all ActionGirl: One of the witches (and later by [[spoiler: most of Circle Daybreak]], too.
* ApronMatron: Comes across as this, particularly
prominent in regards to the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname for
her granddaughters and apprentices.
* BigGood: To the witches [[spoiler: and Circle Daybreak]].
was "kitten".
* CoolOldLady: She doesn't take crap from anyone, [[spoiler: leads a resistance]] is Crone of all the Witches, AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has black hair and she's is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to grow close to a hundred years old.
* DisappointedInYou: Towards Thea when she learns [[spoiler: she broke the rules and performed a forbidden summoning spell.
anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She says that she expected this kind of behavior from Blaise, but thought that Thea "had more sense"]].becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].
* IronLady: She got AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her catch-phrase, she is compared to be the matriarch of the Harmans, a cat in her appearance and movements, she compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: co-leader of Circle Daybreak]] and co-leader of the witches for As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a very good reason.''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].
* KilledOffForReal: In ''Witchlight'', she is [[spoiler:[[CruelAndUnusualDeath mauled to death]] by shapeshifters]].
* RebelLeader:
ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed her mother and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). [[spoiler: Revealed He's later revealed to co-lead Circle Daybreak]].
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Lives and breathes this trope, though it could also
be that she just prefers to cut the crap and get to the point quickly.none other than Hunter Redfern]].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Thea after witnessing BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and werewolves and ''win''. [[spoiler: successfully sending Suzanne's ghost back Or possibly not considering she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance to vampire telepathy]].
* BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At the start of ''The Chosen'' she's a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and [[spoiler: willingly decides to become a "damned Daybreaker" herself]].
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The day her mother and Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires,
to the spirit point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. [[spoiler: By ''Soulmate'', she seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].
* BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to recover from it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on the bodies of every vampire she kills.
* CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was her best friend,
almost single-handedly]].like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her. [[spoiler: When she discovers he's alive, she risks her own life to protect him, showing she still regards him as her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].
* CombatPragmatist: States she knows how to fight dirty and will do so if necessary, but only as a last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and prefers to fight honorably.
* CoolBigSis: Timmy seems to have viewed her as one.
* CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Fits this trope perfectly. After her mother and best friend are killed by a vampire she becomes a cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this to an extent by the end of ''The Chosen''.
* {{Determinator}}: She trained since she was a kid to avenge her mom's death at the hands of a vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).
* TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the Night World by the time she's seventeen; she even has a bounty on her head.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from and presumably killed her best friend, tried to kill her then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].
* GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove. [[spoiler: The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps. She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf to show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn - she's 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and is a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end of ''The Chosen'', she states that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which she practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my best friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].


!!Thea Harman
The main protagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is
!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited by
the granddaughter Lancers shortly before the events of Grandma Harman and cousin to Blaise, whom she was raised with. She's also Eric's soulmate. ''The Chosen''.



* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: In the climax, she yells at Eric to get out, calling him a "stupid human" and insisting she doesn't need him in an attempt to keep him safe from Suzanne. [[spoiler: Eric, being GenreSavvy, knows exactly what's she's doing and stays put]].
* DeadGuyJunior: Implied. Her middle name is stated to be Sophia, whilst the fanguide and family tree reveal her late mother's name was also Sophia.
* DisappearedDad: Her father died in unspecified circumstances when she was a baby.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Has "yellow" blonde hair and is very beautiful.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has a particular affinity for animals - being able to telepathically communicate with them - and even tries to help humans, despite her derision and distrust of them.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Blaise for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Thea, though also beautiful, is the Smart Sister, being far more sensible, bookish and conscientious of her studies.
* HealingHands: Demonstrates this ability to an extent, using her innate power bolstered by a crystal to heal Eric's snakebite early in ''Spellbinder''.
* IndifferentBeauty: To an extent. Though she’s aware she’s quite beautiful, she never really focuses much on it, especially in contrast to [[ProudBeauty Blaise]]. The only time she makes a real effort with her looks is for the Homecoming Dance, to impress [[LoveInterest Eric]].
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Eric.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy / ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She tries to distance herself from Eric and even puts a love spell on him so he'll fall for a different girl, out of fear he'll get hurt from being with her. [[spoiler: It completely fails]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Blaise are the last generation of Harmans. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Thea is the 'day' to her cousin Blaise's 'night'.
* LightIsGood: She has blonde hair, often wears [[WomanInWhite white or light coloured clothing]] and pretty much exclusively uses WhiteMagic. Even [[MeaningfulName her name]] refers to a Greek goddess associated with light and translates as “holy” or “divine”.
* MagicalGirlfriend: To Eric, to an extent. He's a somewhat geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, whilst she's an incredibly powerful witch who belongs to the closest thing the witches have to a royal family, completely turning his life upside down once she comes into it.
* MeaningfulAppearance / UncannyFamilyResemblance: She is said to greatly resemble Hellewise, her ancestress who was born and lived in the ''Stone Age''. Thea becomes heroic like her and also [[spoiler: joins Circle Daybreak, who are dedicated to uniting humans and Night People, as Hellewise once was]].
* MissingMom: Her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to her]].
* MoralityPet: Is arguably one to [[AntiHero Blaise]].
* MrExposition: Serves as this to Hannah in ''Soulmate'', explaining about [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak and their current goals]] to her.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Blaise have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to summon a benevolent witch spirit to protect Eric from Blaise, using a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden ritual]]...and [[GoneHorriblyWrong accidentally unleashes Suzanne Blanchet]], a very dangerous witch with a serious grudge against humankind (though Blaise's interference didn't exactly help, either).
* OnlyICanKillHim: Justified; only the witch who summoned a spirit can send that spirit back 'beyond the veil', so it's up to Thea to banish Suzanne when she accidentally summons her to the mortal plane.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Blaise have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after Blaise got them kicked out of their last school.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her attraction to [[NiceGuy Eric]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She can hear animals' thoughts and so understands them to an extent.
* SympathyForTheDevil: She pities [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Suzanne]] for what was done to her, especially during the banishing ritual, where for a moment, she sees that Suzanne was [[NotSoDifferent once a young girl not unlike herself]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In the climax of ''Spellbinder'', while sending back the spirit she unintentionally summoned, Thea states:
--> "By the power of Earth and Air and Water! By the power of Fire on this night of Hecate! By my own power as a daughter of Hellewise! Go speedily, conveniently and without delay, you bitch!"
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Secret Vampire'', she very kindly offers to be a blood donor for Poppy when she sees she’s starving.
* WomanInWhite: During the Samhain celebrations (and the novel's climax), she wears a white shift, like her FamousAncestor Hellewise.

!! Blaise Harman
Grandma Harman's granddaughter and cousin to Thea, whom she thinks of as a sister.

to:

* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: In AxCrazy: By the climax, she yells at Eric to get out, calling him a "stupid human" and insisting she doesn't need him in an attempt to keep him safe from Suzanne. [[spoiler: Eric, being GenreSavvy, knows exactly what's she's doing and stays put]].end of the story.
* DeadGuyJunior: Implied. Her middle name is stated to be Sophia, whilst BigDamnHeroes: Just as the fanguide heroes are surrounded, she [[spoiler: turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the surrounding rooms and family tree reveal her late mother's name was also Sophia.then smashes the Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].
* DisappearedDad: BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse:
Her father died in unspecified circumstances when she was hatred of vampires and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast finding her sister dying after being attacked by a baby.vampire]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Has "yellow" blonde hair ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is to try and is very beautiful.
find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has a particular affinity for animals - TheOphelia: She’s described as being able to telepathically communicate a fairly attractive girl, with them - a “sleep-walking” or “faraway” look in her eyes, and even tries to help humans, despite her derision drifts in and distrust out of them.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Blaise for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together
periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and refer to each other as sisters). Thea, though grief. See also beautiful, is the Smart Sister, being far more sensible, bookish and conscientious of her studies.SanitySlippage.
* HealingHands: Demonstrates this ability to an extent, using her innate power bolstered by a crystal to heal Eric's snakebite early in ''Spellbinder''.
* IndifferentBeauty: To an extent. Though she’s aware she’s quite beautiful, she never really focuses much on it,
SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the course of the novel, especially in contrast to [[ProudBeauty Blaise]]. The only time after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she makes suffers a real effort with her looks is for complete breakdown and tries to [[spoiler: burn down the Homecoming Dance, to impress [[LoveInterest Eric]].entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Eric.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy / ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She tries to distance herself from Eric and even puts a love spell on him so he'll fall for a different girl, out of fear he'll get hurt from being with her. [[spoiler: It completely fails]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that
VampireHunter: What she and Blaise are the last generation of Harmans. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Thea is the 'day'
aspires to her cousin Blaise's 'night'.
* LightIsGood: She has blonde hair, often wears [[WomanInWhite white or light coloured clothing]] and pretty much exclusively uses WhiteMagic. Even [[MeaningfulName her name]] refers to
be.

!!Vicky
The Lancers's new second-in-command;
a Greek goddess associated with light and translates as “holy” or “divine”.
* MagicalGirlfriend: To Eric, to an extent. He's a somewhat geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, whilst she's an incredibly powerful witch who belongs to the closest thing the witches have to a royal family, completely turning his life upside down once she comes into it.
* MeaningfulAppearance / UncannyFamilyResemblance: She is said to greatly resemble Hellewise, her ancestress who was born and lived
supporting character in the ''Stone Age''. Thea becomes heroic like her and also [[spoiler: joins Circle Daybreak, who are dedicated to uniting humans and Night People, as Hellewise once was]].
* MissingMom: Her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to her]].
* MoralityPet: Is arguably one to [[AntiHero Blaise]].
* MrExposition: Serves as this to Hannah in ''Soulmate'', explaining about [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak and their current goals]] to her.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Blaise have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to summon a benevolent witch spirit to protect Eric from Blaise, using a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden ritual]]...and [[GoneHorriblyWrong accidentally unleashes Suzanne Blanchet]], a very dangerous witch with a serious grudge against humankind (though Blaise's interference didn't exactly help, either).
* OnlyICanKillHim: Justified; only the witch who summoned a spirit can send that spirit back 'beyond the veil', so it's up to Thea to banish Suzanne when she accidentally summons her to the mortal plane.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Blaise have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after Blaise got them kicked out of their last school.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her attraction to [[NiceGuy Eric]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She can hear animals' thoughts and so understands them to an extent.
* SympathyForTheDevil: She pities [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Suzanne]] for what was done to her, especially during the banishing ritual, where for a moment, she sees that Suzanne was [[NotSoDifferent once a young girl not unlike herself]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In the climax of ''Spellbinder'', while sending back the spirit she unintentionally summoned, Thea states:
--> "By the power of Earth and Air and Water! By the power of Fire on this night of Hecate! By my own power as a daughter of Hellewise! Go speedily, conveniently and without delay, you bitch!"
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Secret Vampire'', she very kindly offers to be a blood donor for Poppy when she sees she’s starving.
* WomanInWhite: During the Samhain celebrations (and the novel's climax), she wears a white shift, like her FamousAncestor Hellewise.

!! Blaise Harman
Grandma Harman's granddaughter and cousin to Thea, whom she thinks of as a sister.
''The Chosen''.



* BastardGirlfriend: Seems to be this to her dates and boyfriends (though it’s usually in the form psychological/emotional abuse rather than physical abuse). They all still find her incredibly hot.
* TheCasanova: [[GenderFlip Female version]].
* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Thea describes her as having "curves galore".
* {{Delinquent}}: Though not elaborated on, her misbehavior has resulted in her and Thea being expelled from at least ''five'' different schools since they were sophomores. At their last school, she somehow persuaded her boyfriend to ''burn down the gym'' for her. She also uses forbidden spells and materials, has no issues stealing ingredients and frequently casts love spells on boys that effectively enslaves them to her and, it’s implied, makes them do bad or humiliating things for her own amusement.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: She starts out as the main antagonist in ''Spellbinder'', threatening to get Thea expelled with her antics or steal away her LoveInterest and possibly harm him…until the middle of the story, when Thea accidentally summons the ghost of Suzanne Blanchet, who is far more dangerous than Blaise. Although Blaise continues to make trouble for Thea, it’s clear that Suzanne is the bigger threat [[spoiler: and Blaise puts herself firmly in AntiHero territory by helping out Thea and Eric in the end]].
* DudeMagnet: She "reels guys in by just ''being''". And she [[AttentionWhore loves every minute of it]].
* FemmeFatale: Oh, yes. Thea even compares her to [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]], the Greek goddess of love and beauty, for her love schemes (though what Blaise creates with her spells seems to be closer to obsessive infatuation than true love).
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She is boy-crazy, makes jewelry in her spare time and loves to dress up. She also wears a tuxedo to the Homecoming Dance (paired with stilettos) and never keeps her room clean.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Thea for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Blaise is the Beautiful Sister, being far more flirtatious and outgoing than Thea and largely concerning herself with boys and partying, though she's far from stupid either.
* GrayEyes: She's described as having "smouldering" grey eyes, both highlighting her attractiveness and mysterious nature, as well as the fact she's a 'morally gray' character.
* HotWitch: She's considered insanely attractive even by [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Night People standards]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all her flaws, Blaise genuinely loves her family (especially [[MoralityPet Thea]]) and in the end she [[spoiler: switches the memory potion with iced tea so that Thea and Eric can live together in peace]].
* KickTheMoralityPet: She plots to seduce and either drive away or kill Eric, Thea's soulmate. However, this is only because she fears that Thea will be executed for breaking Night World law - in Blaise's mind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist she's doing the right thing]]. Ultimately [[spoiler: subverted, as Blaise's love spells don't work and she later helps Thea and Eric stay together]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Thea are the last generation of Harmans [[spoiler: even more so for Blaise when Thea leaves the Night World to be with Eric at the end of ''Spellbinder'']]. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Blaise is the 'night' to her cousin Thea's 'day'.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Thea have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NervesOfSteel: She doesn’t so much as flinch when an obviously unstable [[spoiler: Randy]] threatens her with a straight razor and when she’s brought before [[spoiler: the Inner Circle to answer for her crimes]], she simply [[HairFlip tosses her hair]], looks bored and complains about missing the Samhain celebrations.
* ProudBeauty: She is well-aware of her good looks and the effect she has on men, frequently choosing outfits she knows will highlight or enhance her beauty further.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Thea have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after she got them kicked out of their last school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Has this look, like [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Maya]], whom she is said to resemble.
* SentOffToWorkForRelatives: [[spoiler: After it's discovered she was working illegal love spells, she gets packed off to live with her strict Aunt Ursula at her fortress-like home, the Convent, as punishment]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Played with in the case of Thea and Eric. She initially wants to help them get together, but only because she assumes Thea just wants to fool around with Eric. When Thea confides that Eric is her soulmate, Blaise does everything she can to keep them apart, due to the fact it endangers Thea. [[spoiler: In the end though, she seems happy for them, defending them to the Inner Circle and even switching the memory potion they have to take to be together so that Thea will remember being a witch, giving her the best of both worlds]].
* TheTease: One of her main tactics when toying with boys.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Apparently to Maya, the evil sister of Hellewise. However, Blaise is ''much'' nicer than her and has a much better relationship with her family.
* UnscrupulousHero: Is this most of the time, sometimes drifting towards NominalHero.

!!Gillian Lennox
The main protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. She's a shy, misfit girl whose life is changed forever when she meets her mysterious 'guardian Angel'.

to:

* BastardGirlfriend: Seems to be this to her dates and boyfriends (though it’s usually in BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the form psychological/emotional abuse rather than physical abuse). They all still find her incredibly hot.
* TheCasanova: [[GenderFlip Female version]].
fact she's volunteered to help them on their mission.
* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Thea describes her as having "curves galore".
* {{Delinquent}}: Though not elaborated on, her misbehavior has resulted in her
{{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, and Thea being expelled from at least ''five'' different schools since they were sophomores. At their last school, she somehow persuaded her boyfriend to ''burn down the gym'' for her. She also uses forbidden spells [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires and materials, has no issues stealing ingredients and frequently casts love spells on boys that effectively enslaves them to her and, it’s implied, makes them do bad or humiliating things for her own amusement.other Night People.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: She starts JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out as the main antagonist in ''Spellbinder'', threatening to get Thea expelled with her antics or steal away her LoveInterest and possibly harm him…until the middle of the story, when Thea accidentally summons the ghost of Suzanne Blanchet, who is far more that Rashel released Quinn, a very dangerous than Blaise. Although Blaise continues to make trouble for Thea, it’s clear that Suzanne vampire who is also currently their only lead on finding the bigger threat [[spoiler: and Blaise puts herself firmly in AntiHero territory by helping out Thea and Eric in the end]].kidnapped girls.
* DudeMagnet: She "reels guys in by just ''being''". And she [[AttentionWhore loves every minute NumberTwo: To Elliot, the leader of it]].the Lancers.
* FemmeFatale: Oh, yes. Thea even compares her to [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]], the Greek goddess of love and beauty, PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that giving vampires a quick death is "too good for her love schemes (though what Blaise creates with her spells seems to be closer to obsessive infatuation than true love).
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She is boy-crazy, makes jewelry in her spare time and loves to dress up. She also wears a tuxedo to the Homecoming Dance (paired with stilettos) and never keeps her room clean.
them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: PetTheDog: She competes with Thea for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Blaise is the Beautiful Sister, makes a point of being far more flirtatious kind and outgoing than Thea and largely concerning herself with boys and partying, inclusive to newcomer Nyala, promising to help her get revenge for her sister, though she's far from stupid either.it's debatable as how much this actually helped her.
* GrayEyes: She's described as having "smouldering" grey eyes, both highlighting TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, but really starts to hate her attractiveness and mysterious nature, as well as the fact after she lets Quinn go, believing she's a 'morally gray' character."damned Daybreaker".
* HotWitch: She's considered insanely attractive even by [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Night People standards]].RichBitch: Implied; she's said to have attended a "fancy prep school" growing up and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all her flaws, Blaise genuinely loves her family (especially [[MoralityPet Thea]]) and in SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at the end she [[spoiler: switches the memory potion with iced tea so that Thea and Eric can live together in peace]].prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.
* KickTheMoralityPet: She plots TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to seduce and either drive away or kill Eric, Thea's soulmate. However, this is only because torture vampires they capture; she fears that Thea will be executed for breaking Night World law - in Blaise's mind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist she's doing the right thing]]. Ultimately [[spoiler: subverted, as Blaise's love spells don't work and even brings her own personal torture kit wherever she later helps Thea and Eric stay together]].goes.
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Thea are the last generation VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of Harmans [[spoiler: even more so for Blaise when Thea leaves the Night World to be with Eric at the end of ''Spellbinder'']]. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Blaise is the 'night' to her cousin Thea's 'day'.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Thea have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NervesOfSteel: She doesn’t so much as flinch when an obviously unstable [[spoiler: Randy]] threatens her with a straight razor and when she’s brought before [[spoiler: the Inner Circle to answer
[[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her crimes]], she simply [[HairFlip tosses her hair]], looks bored and complains about missing kills on America's south shore before joining the Samhain celebrations.
* ProudBeauty: She is well-aware of her good looks and the effect she has on men, frequently choosing outfits she knows will highlight or enhance her beauty further.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Thea have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after she got them kicked out of their last school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Has this look, like [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Maya]], whom she is said to resemble.
* SentOffToWorkForRelatives: [[spoiler: After it's discovered she was working illegal love spells, she gets packed off to live with her strict Aunt Ursula at her fortress-like home, the Convent, as punishment]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Played with in the case of Thea and Eric. She initially wants to help them get together, but only because she assumes Thea just wants to fool around with Eric. When Thea confides that Eric is her soulmate, Blaise does everything she can to keep them apart, due to the fact it endangers Thea. [[spoiler: In the end though, she seems happy for them, defending them to the Inner Circle and even switching the memory potion they have to take to be together so that Thea will remember being a witch, giving her the best of both worlds]].
* TheTease: One of her main tactics when toying with boys.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Apparently to Maya, the evil sister of Hellewise. However, Blaise is ''much'' nicer than her and has a much better relationship with her family.
* UnscrupulousHero: Is this most of the time, sometimes drifting towards NominalHero.
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!!Gillian Lennox
The main protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. She's a shy, misfit
!!Daphne Childs
A human
girl whose life is changed forever when she meets kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'', who escapes with Rashel’s help and teams up with her mysterious 'guardian Angel'. to find the rest of the missing girls.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Starts showing signs of this after becoming popular; see BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
* AnimalMotif: Dragonflies. Angel nicknames her "dragonfly", saying she is "iridescent" like one. Notably, dragonflies also tend to symbolise self-realisation and personal growth, which is a big part of Gillian's CharacterDevelopment.
* BeautifulAllAlong / SheCleansUpNicely: Turns out to be this after getting a make-over. [[spoiler: Later revealed to be a HotWitch, too]].
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Angel recommends this to her, having her dress in more revealing clothes and behave in a more sultry and flirtatious manner, to get David's attention. It certainly works, though as it turns out, [[spoiler: David really loves her for the person she is BeneathTheMask, especially seeing as they're soulmates, and Gillian tones it down in the end once she gains more confidence in herself]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Learns this the hard way. She becomes popular…by completely changing who she is, manipulating people and becoming something of an AlphaBitch. She also pushes away the one real friend she had and worse, gives a rival [[spoiler: ''flesh-eating bacteria in her arm that nearly results in a finger being amputated'']]. Luckily, she wises up and tries to put things right.
* BerserkButton: Making fun of her mother. It takes a bit for Angel to calm Gillian down after she overhears people gossiping about how her mother is a drunk and it later turns out [[spoiler: she was so angry she inadvertantly shattered a window with telekinesis]].
* BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Tanya]] and [[BetaBitch Kim]] find this out the hard way after she learns she's actually [[spoiler: a witch]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Played with. Gillian has loved David from afar ever since he [[RescueRomance saved her from being buried under snow]] as a kid, but he [[AllLoveIsUnrequited barely even knows she exists]]. They eventually get together though.
* ClassicalAntiHero: She starts out as very shy, awkward and lonely, wishing she were popular but too afraid to pursue her goals. Her character arc largely revolves around her becoming more [[GrewASpine confident, adventurous and capable of standing up for herself]], as well as learning the importance of [[BeYourself not changing yourself to fit in]].
* {{Curse}}: [[spoiler: She puts two a rather effective ones on Tanya and Kim, to stop their intended revenge plot against her and David – she gives Kim strep throat to prevent her from talking and gives Tanya what she thinks is bad rash on her arm to stop her from writing or typing. It’s a little too effective in fact and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she’s horrified]] when she realizes how much damage she did]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: She begins [[SignificantWardrobeShift wearing black quite a bit after her make-over]], but she’s never evil (at worst, she’s a budding AlphaBitch before her JerkassRealization).
* DudeMagnet: Becomes something of one after her make-over, with many guys that previously ignored/didn't notice her fawning over her and vying for her attention.
* FanservicePack: She begins wearing more revealing outfits and bright red lipstick, and cuts her hair short early in the story. Hence, she goes from looking like a dorky fourteen year old (she's actually sixteen) to a "Parisian model" or "a girl with a reputation".
* IJustWantToBeLoved / IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToHaveFriends: At the beginning of the story, Gillian wants more than anything to be [[InWithTheInCrowd part of the popular crowd]] and to have David as her boyfriend. She eventually gets everything she ever wanted and more [[spoiler: (she finds out she’s a powerful witch)]] but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor at a cost]]...
* ImportantHairCut: Cuts her hair short as part of her extreme make-over and becomes far more confident and outspoken.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She eventually [[spoiler: confesses all]] to [[spoiler: David]] after he [[spoiler: is nearly killed by Angel]], fully expecting him to reject her after this. [[spoiler: She’s stunned when he not only forgives and accepts her as she is, but reveals he truly loves her]].
* JerkassRealization: Has one after learning [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya went ''way'' too far]].
* LastGirlWins: For [[spoiler: David]].
* MindOverMatter: [[spoiler: It's revealed she unknowingly used telekinesis to shatter a mirror and a window when something made her angry or upset]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya caused her to be hospitalised with ''flesh-eating bacteria'' in her arm, and that she's [[NotSoDifferent essentially becoming a nasty, vengeful AlphaBitch just like her]]]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's an indicator that she's actually [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* NearDeathExperience: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', she temporarily dies of hypothermia after falling into an icy creek, but is allowed to choose whether to move on or come back to the life as it wasn't '[[ItIsNotYourTime her time]]' to go. Goes without saying that she [[BackFromTheDead chooses to come back]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to her small stature, delicate features and shyness, she's often mistaken for being thirteen or fourteen rather than her sixteen years. This changes after her make-over.
* OpposedMentors: She eventually has to choose between Angel, who has become something of an EvilMentor, and Melusine, who is something of a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]. [[spoiler: She picks the latter]].
* ParentalNeglect: Her mother is an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] and spends most of her time hung over in bed (though it's obvious she [[ParentsAsPeople does love her]]). Her father spends most of his time working and actually [[ParentalAbandonment moves out]] at the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', without telling her.
* ProudBeauty: Starts to show signs of this after her make-over, though in her defense she spent most of her adolescence up to this point [[IAmNotPretty hating her appearance]]. She also never lets it get to the point of narcissism.
* PurpleEyes: Another clue to her being [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* TheRival: To Tanya, for [[LoveTriangle David]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Comes across as this at first, before TakingALevelInBadass / [[GrewASpine Growing A Spine]].
* TooDumbToLive: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel''. Would you go investigate a strange noise, in a forest, by yourself, in the middle of winter? ''By yourself?'' Somewhat subverted in that she ''does'' actually die from this stupidity...
* VoodooDoll: She uses two wax dolls to [[spoiler: curse Tanya and Kim. With Melusine’s help, she later uses the dolls to remove the curses as well]].

!! Gwen Lennox
Gillian Lennox's mother; a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Starts showing signs of this after becoming popular; see BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.
* AnimalMotif: Dragonflies. Angel nicknames AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club, she pretended to be under mind control despite being scared out of
her "dragonfly", saying wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into the back of a van, she is "iridescent" like one. Notably, dragonflies also tend watched to symbolise self-realisation see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and personal growth, which is a big part of Gillian's CharacterDevelopment.jumped out once the van started moving.
* BeautifulAllAlong / SheCleansUpNicely: Turns TheDitz: Can be one at times, being a bit scatter-brained and coming across as a DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually be pretty smart when she has to and is vital to Rashel figuring out to be where the girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up
this after getting a make-over. [[spoiler: Later revealed stereotype to be a HotWitch, too]].trick the vampires.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Angel recommends this to her, having HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her dress in is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed to be a lot tougher and more revealing clothes and behave in a more sultry and flirtatious manner, to get David's attention. It certainly works, though as it turns out, [[spoiler: David really loves her for the person resourceful than she is BeneathTheMask, especially seeing as they're soulmates, and Gillian tones it down in the end once she gains more confidence in herself]].looks.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Learns this the hard way. She becomes popular…by completely changing who she is, manipulating people and becoming something of an AlphaBitch. She also pushes away the one real friend she had and worse, gives a rival [[spoiler: ''flesh-eating bacteria in her arm that nearly results in a finger being amputated'']]. Luckily, she wises up and tries to put things right.
* BerserkButton: Making fun of her mother. It takes a bit for Angel to calm Gillian down after she overhears people gossiping about how her mother is a drunk and it later turns out [[spoiler: she was so angry she inadvertantly shattered a window with telekinesis]].
InnocentBlueEyes: Has big “cornflower blue” eyes.
* BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Tanya]] NightmareFetishist: Subverted and [[BetaBitch Kim]] find this deconstructed. She initially finds death and darkness fascinating, with she and her friends often talking about “surrendering to the darkness”, the most painful way to die and stuff like that. However, when she finds out the hard way after vampires and other supernatural creatures are very much real, she’s freaked out by it. Her obsession with darkness is also implied to be a sign of underlying emotional problems she learns she's actually [[spoiler: a witch]].has.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Played with. Gillian has loved David from afar ever since he [[RescueRomance saved her from ObfuscatingStupidity: She brilliantly acts like a complete moron whilst interacting with Quinn and Lily in the Crypt, pretending she doesn’t remember being buried under snow]] kidnapped, as a kid, but he [[AllLoveIsUnrequited barely even knows she exists]]. They eventually get together though.part of her plan to help Rashel rescue the kidnapped girls.
* ClassicalAntiHero: She starts out as ParentalNeglect / ParentalObliviousness: Her mother and stepfather are getting divorced and so pay very shy, awkward little attention to her. They didn't seem to notice or show much concern when she went missing for a whole day and lonely, wishing she were popular but too afraid to pursue her goals. Her character arc largely revolves around her becoming more [[GrewASpine confident, adventurous and capable of standing up for herself]], as well as learning the importance of [[BeYourself not changing yourself to fit in]].outright states they "don't really care what I do".
* {{Curse}}: [[spoiler: She puts two a rather effective ones on Tanya and Kim, PerkyGoth: Seems to stop their intended revenge plot against her and David – she gives Kim strep throat to prevent her from talking and gives Tanya what she thinks is bad rash on her arm to stop her from be one, dressing in black, writing or typing. It’s a little too effective in fact angsty poetry and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone being a bit obsessed with death and the occult, whilst being [[FreakyFashionMildMind bubbly and friendly]] most of the time (though she’s horrified]] when she realizes how much damage she did]].implied to be TroubledButCute beneath the surface).
* DarkIsNotEvil: She begins [[SignificantWardrobeShift wearing black quite a bit after her make-over]], but she’s never evil (at worst, she’s a budding AlphaBitch before her JerkassRealization).
* DudeMagnet: Becomes something of one after her make-over, with many guys that previously ignored/didn't notice her fawning over her and vying for her attention.
* FanservicePack: She begins wearing more revealing outfits and bright red lipstick, and cuts her hair short early in the story. Hence, she goes from looking like a dorky fourteen year old (she's actually sixteen) to a "Parisian model" or "a girl with a reputation".
* IJustWantToBeLoved / IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToHaveFriends: At the beginning of the story, Gillian wants more than anything
TroubledButCute: She’s implied to be [[InWithTheInCrowd part of very lonely and possibly depressed due to her parents ignoring her, among other things, easily allowing the popular crowd]] and vampires to have David as her boyfriend. She eventually gets everything she ever wanted and more [[spoiler: (she finds out she’s a powerful witch)]] but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor at a cost]]...
* ImportantHairCut: Cuts her hair short as part
take advantage of her extreme make-over and becomes far more confident and outspoken.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She eventually [[spoiler: confesses all]] to [[spoiler: David]] after he [[spoiler: is nearly killed by Angel]], fully expecting him to reject her after this. [[spoiler: She’s stunned when he not only forgives and accepts her as
vulnerability. But she is, but reveals he truly loves her]].
* JerkassRealization: Has one after learning [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya went ''way'' too far]].
* LastGirlWins: For [[spoiler: David]].
* MindOverMatter: [[spoiler: It's revealed she unknowingly used telekinesis to shatter
is a mirror and a window when something made her angry or upset]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya caused her to be hospitalised with ''flesh-eating bacteria''
[[NiceGirl nice person]] in her arm, and that she's [[NotSoDifferent essentially becoming a nasty, vengeful AlphaBitch just like her]]]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's an indicator that she's actually [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* NearDeathExperience: At the beginning
spite of ''Dark Angel'', she temporarily dies of hypothermia after falling into an icy creek, but is allowed to choose whether to move on or come back to the life as it wasn't '[[ItIsNotYourTime her time]]' to go. Goes without saying that she [[BackFromTheDead chooses to come back]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to her small stature, delicate features and shyness, she's often mistaken for being thirteen or fourteen rather than her sixteen years. This changes after her make-over.
* OpposedMentors: She eventually has to choose between Angel, who has become something of an EvilMentor, and Melusine, who is something of a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]. [[spoiler: She picks the latter]].
* ParentalNeglect: Her mother is an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] and spends most of her time hung over in bed (though it's obvious she [[ParentsAsPeople does love her]]). Her father spends most of his time working and actually [[ParentalAbandonment moves out]] at the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', without telling her.
* ProudBeauty: Starts to show signs of this after her make-over, though in her defense she spent most of her adolescence up to this point [[IAmNotPretty hating her appearance]]. She also never lets it get to the point of narcissism.
* PurpleEyes: Another clue to her being [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* TheRival: To Tanya, for [[LoveTriangle David]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Comes across as this at first, before TakingALevelInBadass / [[GrewASpine Growing A Spine]].
* TooDumbToLive: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel''. Would you go investigate a strange noise, in a forest, by yourself, in the middle of winter? ''By yourself?'' Somewhat subverted in that she ''does'' actually die from this stupidity...
* VoodooDoll: She uses two wax dolls to [[spoiler: curse Tanya and Kim. With Melusine’s help, she later uses the dolls to remove the curses as well]].
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!! Gwen Lennox
Gillian Lennox's mother;
!!Hannah Snow
The main protagonist of ''Soulmate''. She is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (save for the fact she's graduating at just 17 due to her exceptional grades) who begins experiencing strange nightmares and premonitions, leading her to realise she is the soulmate of Thierry,
a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.vampire Elder. She eventually turns out to be an Old Soul, who has been reincarnated numerous times, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the leaders of Circle Daybreak]].



* AlcoholicParent: To Gillian. Very much PlayedForDrama, as her drinking causes her to neglect Gillian and she can't hold down a job.
* AwfulWeddedLife: It's strongly implied her drinking and depressive states have [[DeadSparks ruined her relationship]] with her husband; Gillian indicates they fight a lot and that her dad sometimes doesn't even bother coming home. He actually moves out early in the story. [[spoiler: He comes back in the end though and has his arm around Gwen, [[MaybeEverAfter suggesting a possible reconciliation]]]].
* DrowningMySorrows: She's implied to be depressed and copes with it by drinking. [[spoiler: It's later confirmed that she first began drinking as she believed she was [[SanitySlippage losing her mind]] due to having 'hallucinations', which she didn't realise were actually psychic abilities]].
* NoNameGiven: In ''Dark Angel'', she's simply referred to as Mrs Lennox or Gillian's mother. The [[AllThereInTheManual fanguide and family tree]] reveal her first name is Gwen.
* ParentsAsPeople: Although [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], it's obvious she does love her daughter; a notable example being when she helps straighten up Gillian's new haircut and compliments her on how well it suits her. Gillian, for her part, flips out when people mock her mother's alcoholism [[spoiler: and gains a new understanding and sympathy for her when Angel reveals she's a lost witch too]].
* PinkElephants: She often hallucinates when she drinks heavily, seeing or hearing things that aren't there. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted later on; it turns out that she began 'hallucinating' ''before'' she began drinking, and that her 'hallucinations' are actually her [[PowerIncontinence latent witch powers playing up]]]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She's actually a descendent of Elspeth Harman and a lost witch, passing on her abilities to her daughter]].

!!Iliana Dominick
One of the main protagonists of ''Witchlight''. She is a lost Harman, the third Wild Power and the Witch Child, destined to unite the witches and shapeshifters and save the world.
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* ArrangedMarriage: With Galen. [[spoiler: Averted, much to Keller's relief.]]
* BadassBoast: In the climax of ''Witchlight'':
--> ''Azhdeha! Hashteher! Tiamat! Poisonous Serpent! Cold-blooded Biter! Rastaban! Anguis! I am a witch and the daughter of a witch. Mine was the hand that took your power; mine was the hand that buried you in silence. Hecate was the most ancient of my mothers. Hecate's hand is my hand now. Mine is the hand that sends you back! Mine is the power of the ages! Mine is the power OF THE END OF THE WORLD!''
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: She declares herself blood sisters with Keller after performing a blood tie with her]].
* TheChick: She’s [[TheHeart the most gentle and compassionate]] of the group in ''Witchlight'', though also [[TheLoad rather delicate and helpless]]…[[TookALevelInBadass at first]], anyway.
* TheChosenOne: Is one of the Wild Powers and is the Witch Child.
* TheDragonslayer: [[spoiler: In the end, she is the one who takes down Azhdeha]].
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Keller.
* HiddenDepths: She initially comes across as a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] [[TheDitz ditz]], but is revealed to genuinely well-liked amongst her peers and very compassionate and altruistic, often helping out her classmates and their families and doing community work. That, and being an incredibly powerful witch, though she only embraces her true potential near the end.
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: For most of ''Witchlight''.
* TheIngenue: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Winnie explains that Iliana is "Too pure for this stuff," not a coward. Not to mention Iliana's silver-gold hair, violet eyes, 'glow,' and the fact that a small character is described as ''almost'' as small as she is.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax, after spending the entire book as TheLoad, she is [[DarkestHour the only hero left standing]] and manages to finally [[spoiler: summon blue fire]] and [[spoiler: single handedly finishes off Azhdeha]], whilst making an incredibly BadassBoast.
* TheLoad: For most of ''Witchlight'', before [[TookALevelInBadass taking some serious levels in badass]].
* MagneticHero: She is known to be very charismatic and friendly, easily attracting and befriending other people.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has silver-gold hair.
* ProphecyTwist: In her capacity as the Witch Child, Iliana is told that she is destined to secure an alliance between shapeshifters and witches by marrying the crown prince of the royal shapeshifter house. Instead [[spoiler: she declares herself blood sister to werepanther Keller, who is Galen's soulmate, and declares that this form the basis of the alliance]].
* {{Protectorate}}: To Keller and her team.
* PurpleEyes: Has light violet eyes.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Grandma Harman states she looks "exactly" like her own mother when she was her age.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a flighty DistressedDamsel. In the end, she's able to nearly singlehandedly fight and take down [[spoiler: a dragon]] and heal her friends' injuries with magic.

!!Maeve Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans in the 17th century. Wife of Hunter Redfern, mother of Garnet, Lily, Dove and Roseclear. She’s responsible for uniting the witches and lamia.

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* AlcoholicParent: To Gillian. Very ActionSurvivor: She's not much PlayedForDrama, as her drinking causes her of a fighter, but is able to neglect Gillian do a decent job of defending herself with whatever's around, be it [[ImprovisedWeapon photo-frames or pencils]]. As it turns out she was a [[ActionGirl warrior]] in a previous life and she can't hold down a job.can subconsciously recall some fighting skills, which comes in handy.
* AwfulWeddedLife: It's strongly implied her drinking and depressive states have [[DeadSparks ruined her relationship]] with her husband; Gillian indicates they fight a lot and that her dad sometimes doesn't AllLovingHero: Has shades of this; she even bother coming home. He actually moves out early in the story. [[spoiler: He comes back in feels bad for killing Maya despite the end though fact Maya has killed her repeatedly]] and has his arm around Gwen, [[MaybeEverAfter suggesting a possible reconciliation]]]].is respected and loved by just about all of [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]].
* DrowningMySorrows: She's implied to be depressed and copes with it by drinking. [[spoiler: It's later confirmed that she first began drinking as she believed she was [[SanitySlippage losing her mind]] due to having 'hallucinations', which she didn't realise were actually psychic abilities]].BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Thierry.
* NoNameGiven: In ''Dark Angel'', she's simply referred to as Mrs Lennox or Gillian's mother. The [[AllThereInTheManual fanguide ChekhovsSkill: Her original incarnation's skill at making tools from stone and family tree]] reveal wood, and her first name is Gwen.current interest in paleontology. She's eventually able to use both skills to cut herself loose from her bonds, fashion a knife from quartz and carve a stake for herself [[spoiler: which she later uses to kill Maya]].
* ParentsAsPeople: Although [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], it's obvious she does love her daughter; a notable example DamselInDistress: Zig-zagged. After being when she helps straighten up Gillian's new haircut and compliments her on how well it suits her. Gillian, for her part, flips out when people mock her mother's alcoholism attacked by Thierry [[spoiler: actually Maya in disguise]], she [[DamselOutOfDistress manages to fend him off by stabbing him with a pencil]]. She also does a decent job fending off a werewolf that attacked her in her therapist's office, though had help from an outside party in this case. In the climax she is [[spoiler: kidnapped by Maya and gains a new understanding actually succeeds in untying herself and sympathy for her when Angel reveals she's getting a lost witch too]].weapon, but ultimately has to be rescued by Thierry - in fairness, she probably didn't stand much of a chance against Maya as it was]].
* PinkElephants: She often hallucinates when she drinks heavily, seeing or hearing things that aren't there. DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Or more specifically, dangerous ''seventeenth'' birthday. Hannah starts having nightmares and premonitions in the lead up to her birthday, even unknowingly writing herself notes warning she’ll be “Dead before seventeen”. As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for this: [[spoiler: It's actually subverted later on; None of Hannah’s previous incarnations made it turns out that she began 'hallucinating' ''before'' she began drinking, and that her 'hallucinations' are actually her [[PowerIncontinence latent witch powers playing up]]]].to seventeen, thanks to Maya]].
* TheReveal: DevotedToYou: Tends to inspire great loyalty and affection in others, particularly her soulmate.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight:
[[spoiler: Her original incarnation died in Thierry's arms...after he [[CradlingYourKill accidentally killed her]]]].
* DisappearedDad: Her father is briefly mentioned as having died several years ago.
* DistinguishingMark / FacialMarkings: She has a distinctive birthmark on one side of her face, that even laser surgery couldn’t remove. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a ‘psychic brand’ caused when Thierry accidentally killed her in her first life and left a bloody mark on her face. She’s retained this mark in all of her subsequent incarnations, making her instantly recognisable to Thierry (and, unfortunately, [[StalkerWithoutACrush Maya)]]]].
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to her being reincarnated repeatedly and Thierry being a vampire, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes:
She's actually a descendent of Elspeth Harman described as being blonde and a lost witch, passing on rather pretty - even ''her therapist'' seems to notice her abilities attractiveness.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' she’s referred
to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying she has married Thierry. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HonorBeforeReason: In the climax, despite having [[AllForNothing gone to a lot of effort]] freeing herself, fashioning a stake and lying in wait for hours, she can't bring herself to [[spoiler: stab Maya InTheBack, even though she effectively dooms herself in the process. She herself thinks it's stupid after the fact, whilst Maya is also surprised and completely baffled as to why she didn't go through with it. [[SubvertedTrope However]], when Maya tries to kill Thierry (standing towards Hannah this time), she picks Reason over Honor]].
* IHaveManyNames: Justified, due to having been reincarnated numerous times. Some of
her daughter]].names include Hana of the Three Rivers, Ha-nahkt, Hanje, Anora, Nan Haiane, Honni, Ian and Annette.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. Hannah is in love with Thierry, a vampire whose over ten thousand years old. During the events of ''Soulmate'', she’s nearly 17. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* NeutralFemale: Defied. When Lupe is fighting off another werewolf to protect her, she sees that Lupe is being overpowered and slams a silver picture frame into the other werewolf's ear to help her.
* PastLifeMemories: Her starting to get these kick-starts the events of ''Soulmate'', to the point where she can [[spoiler: fully remember her previous lives]].
* ProperlyParanoid: At first, she thinks she’s going crazy with her nightmares and note-writing, even seeing a therapist, but she soon realizes she is indeed in grave danger (the werewolves breaking into her therapist’s clinic ''during her first session'' would probably be a dead giveaway).
* RebelLeader: ''Witchlight'' strongly hints that [[spoiler: she's begun helping Thierry run Circle Daybreak]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Is revealed to be an Old Soul – a person who is [[BornAgainImmortality reincarnated into a new body each time they die]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With her vampire soulmate, Thierry.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Played with. After fatally wounding [[spoiler: Maya]], Hannah is obviously upset and even asks if there's any way to help [[spoiler: her]].
* TrueCompanions: With her best friend Chess, to the point where [[spoiler: they've been reincarnated as best friends since the ''Stone Age'', making them a literal case of 'best friends forever']].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Soulmate'', she lunges at Maya stake-first and stabs her right through the heart when she tries to do the same to Thierry. Notably, she'd previously been unable to bring herself to stab Maya in the back to protect herself, but the moment she threatened her soulmate...]]
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her first life, she freely offered Thierry her blood when she realized he can’t eat anything else. He was very moved by the offer, but politely turned her down. In her current incarnation, she practically throws herself at Thierry to get him to bite her as a substitute for sex and finds it [[KissofTheVampire very pleasurable]]…at least until it triggers [[PastLifeMemories flashbacks]] of him apparently [[MomentKiller killing her]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: She reminded Thierry of Hellewise when they first met, whilst Ash says she reminds him of Mary-Lynette.


!!Iliana Dominick
One of the main protagonists of ''Witchlight''. She is a lost Harman, the third Wild Power
!!Roxanne Goddard
Jez's human mother
and the Witch Child, destined to unite the witches and shapeshifters and save the world.
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* ArrangedMarriage: With Galen. [[spoiler: Averted, much to Keller's relief.]]
* BadassBoast: In the climax of ''Witchlight'':
--> ''Azhdeha! Hashteher! Tiamat! Poisonous Serpent! Cold-blooded Biter! Rastaban! Anguis! I am a witch and the daughter of a witch. Mine was the hand that took your power; mine was the hand that buried you in silence. Hecate was the most ancient of my mothers. Hecate's hand is my hand now. Mine is the hand that sends you back! Mine is the power of the ages! Mine is the power OF THE END OF THE WORLD!''
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: She declares herself blood sisters with Keller after performing a blood tie with her]].
* TheChick: She’s [[TheHeart the most gentle and compassionate]] of the group in ''Witchlight'', though also [[TheLoad rather delicate and helpless]]…[[TookALevelInBadass at first]], anyway.
* TheChosenOne: Is one of the Wild Powers and is the Witch Child.
* TheDragonslayer: [[spoiler: In the end, she is the one who takes down Azhdeha]].
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Keller.
* HiddenDepths: She initially comes across as a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] [[TheDitz ditz]], but is revealed to genuinely well-liked amongst her peers and very compassionate and altruistic, often helping out her classmates and their families and doing community work. That, and being an incredibly powerful witch, though she only embraces her true potential near the end.
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: For most of ''Witchlight''.
* TheIngenue: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Winnie explains that Iliana is "Too pure for this stuff," not a coward. Not to mention Iliana's silver-gold hair, violet eyes, 'glow,' and the fact that a small character is described as ''almost'' as small as she is.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax, after spending the entire book as TheLoad, she is [[DarkestHour the only hero left standing]] and manages to finally [[spoiler: summon blue fire]] and [[spoiler: single handedly finishes off Azhdeha]], whilst making an incredibly BadassBoast.
* TheLoad: For most of ''Witchlight'', before [[TookALevelInBadass taking some serious levels in badass]].
* MagneticHero: She is known to be very charismatic and friendly, easily attracting and befriending other people.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has silver-gold hair.
* ProphecyTwist: In her capacity as the Witch Child, Iliana is told that she is destined to secure an alliance between shapeshifters and witches by marrying the crown prince of the royal shapeshifter house. Instead [[spoiler: she declares herself blood
sister to werepanther Keller, who is Galen's soulmate, and declares that this form her uncle Jim Goddard. She was murdered by vampires for knowing about the basis of the alliance]].
* {{Protectorate}}: To Keller and her team.
* PurpleEyes: Has light violet eyes.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Grandma Harman states she looks "exactly" like her own mother when she was her age.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a flighty DistressedDamsel. In the end, she's able to nearly singlehandedly fight and take down [[spoiler: a dragon]] and heal her friends' injuries with magic.

!!Maeve Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans in the 17th century. Wife of Hunter Redfern, mother of Garnet, Lily, Dove and Roseclear. She’s responsible for uniting the witches and lamia.
Night World.



* AltarDiplomacy: She (reluctantly) married Hunter to bring peace between their families and unite the Night People in the face of extinction from humankind.
* MamaBear: Downplayed. When she left Hunter, she took their youngest daughter with her so that Hunter wouldn’t negatively influence her (seeing how [[DaddysLittleVillain Lily]] turned out, this was probably a very wise decision) and she created powerful protective spells over the lamia enclaves to keep her remaining daughters and their descendants safe from harm after Dove’s death.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: The untimely death of her daughter, Dove, prompted her to briefly return to the Redferns, though only to help create the lamia enclaves to protect her remaining daughters.
* ParentalFavouritism: She possibly liked Roseclear best, as she was her only daughter who was a witch like her and the only one she took with her when she left her husband. Not to say that she didn’t love her lamia daughters too; it’s even possible Hunter wouldn’t ''let'' her take any of her other daughters with her.
* PosthumousCharacter: She lived and died centuries before the main events of the series.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She’s only mentioned a few times, but is a very important character in the grand scheme of things; without her, the Night World would not exist, witches and lamia could well have been driven to extinction, many modern Redferns and Harmans that are major characters wouldn’t have been born (they being directly descended from her) and there would be no lamia enclaves.
* UnwantedSpouse: She despised Hunter, eventually separating from him altogether and living elsewhere with their youngest daughter, Roseclear (the only one of their daughters who was born a witch), as she didn’t want him influencing her.

!! Roseclear Harman
The youngest daughter of Hunter Redfern and Maeve Harman. Unlike her three older sisters, she was born a witch, not a lamia, and was raised in witch culture by her mother. She’s the direct ancestor of most, if not all, modern Harmans.
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* DisappearedDad: She was raised away from her father and apparently had very limited contact with him. Considering the kind of guy Hunter is, this was probably a good thing.
* FlatCharacter: Out of all of Hunter and Maeve’s daughters, we know the least about her; we don’t even know what she looked like (although a [[{{Fanon}} popular fan theory]] is that she had [[MysticalWhiteHair white blonde hair]] and [[PurpleEyes violet eyes]], these being traits commonly found in the Harman family).
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Averted. She was born a witch like her mother. Maeve solidified this by raising her away from her father’s influence, she bore the surname of Harman, not Redfern, and passed this down to her own daughter.
* PosthumousCharacter: She’s been deceased for centuries by the timeline of the main events of the series.
* TheUnfavourite: Implied. Hunter always wanted sons as it is, so he was bitterly disappointed to get four daughters. Given his [[FantasticRacism general disdain for witches]] and the fact he never seemed very bothered that Maeve took Roseclear to live with her when she left him, it can be assumed he cared for Roseclear the least out of all his daughters. [[PlayingWithATrope On the other hand]], her mother apparently liked her best out of all her daughters, as she was the only one who was a witch like her, and she raised her to be her heir and carry on the Harman line.

!! Mal Harman
One of the main characters of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of the soulmates of Sarah Strange and, unusually, is stated as being a vampire-witch hybrid, with a Harman mother and Redfern father.

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* AltarDiplomacy: She (reluctantly) married Hunter to bring peace between their families and unite the Night People AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only revealed in the face of extinction from humankind.fanguide and family tree.
* MamaBear: Downplayed. When BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jez describes her as having a "face like a fairytale princess" and Bracken states she left Hunter, she took their youngest daughter with her so that Hunter wouldn’t negatively influence her (seeing how [[DaddysLittleVillain Lily]] turned out, this was probably a very wise decision) and she created powerful protective spells over the lamia enclaves to keep her remaining daughters and their descendants safe from harm after Dove’s death."a good woman".
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: The untimely death of FaceDeathWithDignity: When the vampires came to kill her daughter, Dove, prompted and her family, she calmly told them to briefly return to the Redferns, though go ahead and kill her, only to help create the lamia enclaves to protect pleading for her remaining daughters.daughter to be spared.
* ParentalFavouritism: She possibly liked Roseclear best, as she was HappilyMarried: Was apparently to her only daughter who was a witch like her and the only one she took with her when she left her husband. Not to say that she didn’t love her lamia daughters too; it’s even possible Hunter wouldn’t ''let'' her take any of her other daughters with her.husband.
* PosthumousCharacter: She lived and died centuries before the main events of the series.HeroicSacrifice: Died defending Jez from vampires.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She’s only mentioned a few times, but is a very important character in the grand scheme of things; without her, the Night World would not exist, witches and lamia could well have been driven to extinction, many modern Redferns and Harmans that are major characters wouldn’t have been born (they being directly descended from her) and there would be no lamia enclaves.InterspeciesRomance: With Jez's father (a lamia).
* UnwantedSpouse: KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Her actul fate, as Jez learns. However, given that Roxanne had been upholding TheMasquerade for at least four years up to that point, it's at least plausible the vampires killed her simply for [[FantasticRacism being human]].
* MamaBear:
She despised Hunter, eventually separating from him altogether and living elsewhere with their youngest daughter, Roseclear (the only one fought ''a group of their daughters who vampires unarmed'' to protect her daughter.
* NoNameGiven: Her name isn't stated in ''Huntress'', whilst the fanguide reveals it
was born a witch), as she didn’t want him influencing her.Roxanne.
* SecretRelationship: With Jez's father, due to her being human. The other vampires [[KillEmAll didn't react well]] when they found out.


!! Roseclear Harman
The youngest daughter of Hunter Redfern
Hugh Davis
A Daybreaker
and Maeve Harman. Unlike her three older sisters, she was born a witch, not a lamia, and was raised in witch culture by her mother. She’s the direct ancestor of most, if not all, modern Harmans.
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* DisappearedDad: She was raised away from her father and apparently had very limited contact
Old Soul who works with him. Considering Jez in ''Huntress'' to find the kind of guy Hunter is, this was probably a good thing.
* FlatCharacter: Out of all of Hunter and Maeve’s daughters, we know the least about her; we don’t even know what she looked like (although a [[{{Fanon}} popular fan theory]] is that she had [[MysticalWhiteHair white blonde hair]] and [[PurpleEyes violet eyes]], these being traits commonly found in the Harman family).
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Averted. She was born a witch like her mother. Maeve solidified this by raising her away from her father’s influence, she bore the surname of Harman, not Redfern, and passed this down to her own daughter.
* PosthumousCharacter: She’s been deceased for centuries by the timeline of the main events of the series.
* TheUnfavourite: Implied. Hunter always wanted sons as it is, so he was bitterly disappointed to get four daughters. Given his [[FantasticRacism general disdain for witches]] and the fact he never seemed very bothered that Maeve took Roseclear to live with her when she left him, it can be assumed he cared for Roseclear the least out of all his daughters. [[PlayingWithATrope On the other hand]], her mother apparently liked her best out of all her daughters, as she was the only one who was a witch like her, and she raised her to be her heir and carry on the Harman line.

!! Mal Harman
One of the main characters of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of the soulmates of Sarah Strange and, unusually, is stated as being a vampire-witch hybrid, with a Harman mother and Redfern father.
Wild Power.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one with Kierlan, especially in regards to Sarah.
* {{Hybrid}}: He's stated to be a vampire-witch hybrid - his mother is a witch and his father is a lamia, though usually the offspring of a lamia-witch pairing will be either or, rather than a true hybrid. Whether or not he'll have any kind of  HybridPower due to his lineage remains to be seen.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Kierlan Drache.
* TheStoic: He's seems to have a rather aloof demeanour and is "the master of the cold stare", though he's warmer towards [[LoveInterest Sarah]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kierlan. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] into a particular animal. They are said or described to have traits of this animal even in their human forms. Most shapeshifters are born shapeshifters, though humans can be turned into a shapeshifter as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).

!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears in suspicious circumstances.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.ActionSurvivor / BadassNormal : He isn’t much of a fighter, especially compared to [[ActionGirl Jez]], and has no special abilities save for his knack of recalling his past lives, but can hold his own well enough and took on two werewolves single-handedly…when he was ''seven''.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems AllLovingHero: He’s very friendly to have everyone, humans and Night People alike, believes in second chances and never judges people before he gets to know them. And this is even after [[DarkAndTroubledPast what happened in his childhood]]. Notably, he extends friendship to Jez, a bit vampire who’s hands aren’t exactly clean, defends her to other Daybreakers when they’re suspicious of one her intentions, and is incredibly forgiving of her past actions, saying it’s what she does now that counts.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When he was seven, he was camping
with Kierlan, especially his family when they were attacked by werewolves, who murdered his parents and siblings and nearly killed him as well. However, Hugh refused to let this event make him resentful or bitter maintaining an optimistic and even idealistic outlook, and actually seeking out other Night People in regards to Sarah.the hopes they weren’t all monsters. He found Circle Daybreak as a result and has worked with them ever since.
* {{Hybrid}}: He's stated to be {{Determinator}}: Ever since he was a vampire-witch hybrid - his mother is kid, he’s been one. As a witch seven year old, he attacked two werewolves with nothing but [[MacGyvering a makeshift torch made from a pair of kerosene-soaked underpants on a stick and his father is a lamia, though usually the offspring of a lamia-witch pairing will be either or, rather than a true hybrid. Whether or not he'll have any kind of  HybridPower due to sister’s silver crucifix]], and survived nearly having his lineage remains to be seen.leg bitten off by them.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Kierlan Drache.HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An uncommon male example. See NiceGuy and AllLovingHero.
* TheStoic: He's seems to have a rather aloof demeanour HarmfulToMinors: Seeing his whole family killed and is "the master of the cold stare", eaten by werewolves, though he's warmer towards [[LoveInterest Sarah]].he’s coped with it all surprisingly well.
* MoralityChain: Is a bit of one to Jez. Although she does good things of her own accord, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for it, with Hugh’s constant support and kindness to her serving as extra motivation.

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kierlan. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.MrExposition: In one of his earliest scenes, he explains to Jez (and the reader) all about the Wild Powers and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] into
* NearDeathExperience: As a particular animal. They are said or described to have traits kid he was attacked by werewolves, who [[AnArmAndALeg nearly chewed one of this animal his legs off]]. He almost died of blood loss, but pulled through and even in their human forms. Most shapeshifters are born shapeshifters, got to keep his leg, though humans he now walks with a limp.
* NiceGuy: He’s one of the most kind and forgiving characters in the series, especially considering his entire family was brutally murdered in front of him.
* PastLifeMemories: He remembers [[ChekhovsSkill seeing a werewolf killed in a previous life]], which helped him fight back against the werewolves that attacked him in his current life.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He’s an Old Soul and is rare in that he
can actually recall his past lives.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Jez. She believes she might
be turned into a shapeshifter in love with him, but later finds out Morgead is her soulmate. As far as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).we know, he loves her [[BetterAsFriends just as a friend]].
* SoleSurvivor: Of his family’s murder.


!! Miles !!Maggie Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most The main protagonist of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears in suspicious circumstances. Dawn'', who heads into the Dark Kingdom to find her missing brother, Miles. She is the soulmate of Delos Redfern.



* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him into a falcon shapeshifter and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into a human. After Maggie finds him and removes the band, however, he’s able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: To an extent. Moments after meeting [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her in any way possible and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common with his sister.
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. [[spoiler: In the end, he turns out to be alive and well]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. [[spoiler: She rescues him in the end]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying he knew she’d come for him]].

!!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. She is a panther shapeshifter and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out to be Galen's soulmate.

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* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him into a falcon shapeshifter AllLovingHero: She seems to believe everyone has the chance to be good and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him shows compassion towards everyone, even if they might not deserve it.
* BigSisterInstinct: Inverted; she goes
to turn back into a human. After Maggie finds him great lengths and removes the band, however, he’s able risks her life to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].find her older brother Miles, refusing to believe he's dead.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; CareBearStare: How she mentions gets through to [[spoiler: Delos]] using a telepathic connection that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at allows her if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re to share feelings and memories. And possibly [[spoiler: Sylvia]] too.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: It turns
out rock-climbing together.she's prophesied to be the 'Deliverer', who will free the Dark Kingdom's slaves from tyranny]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: To an extent. Moments after meeting She sets off by herself to find her missing brother, helps Cady - a girl she's only known for a few hours - even though it puts her own chances of escape in jeopardy and makes it her mission to [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her free the slaves in any way possible and was willing to risk injury or the Dark Kingdom]] despite having known them for even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common with his sister.less time.
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying he plans
DamselOutOfDistress: When she's captured by slavers, she manages to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits tip the cart over with some help from the other slaves and makes a new way]].run for it.
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. {{Determinator}}: She's not called 'Steely Neely' for nothing.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Dreams of Delos before meeting him.
[[spoiler: In the end, It's later revealed he turns out had attempted to be alive and well]].project his consciousness back in time to warn her away]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced ICanChangeMyBeloved: After glimpsing inside Delos’s mind and seeing that there are good parts of him that he’s this, refusing suppressed, she becomes determined to believe bring them to the surface and convince him he’s dead. not just some emotionless killing machine. Delos is initially resistant [[spoiler: She rescues him in the end]].but Maggie [[LoveRedeems eventually prevails]] and they’re both happier for it]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk IgnorantOfTheCall: She didn’t even know about the Night World, the plight of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. Dark Kingdom’s slaves, the Wild Power prophecies [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].or the prophecy about herself]] prior to ''Black Dawn''; she just wants to find her missing brother and helps anyone she meets along the way if they’re in trouble.
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying InterclassRomance: With Delos, he knew she’d come for him]].being a prince whilst she's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* InterspeciesRomance: Again, with Delos.

* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: She and Sylvia have a prior connection due to Sylvia being the girlfriend of Maggie's brother, and Sylvia is the direct cause of many of the challenges Maggie faces, including kidnapping her and being responsible for her brother's disappearance.
* NiceGirl: To the point where she can nearly ''weaponize'' it (see CareBearStare).
* OppositesAttract: With Delos.

!!Raksha Keller
* OutdoorsyGal / PassionateSportsGirl: She's captain of her local soccer team and enjoys mountain-climbing with her brother.
* PluckyGirl: She's incredibly brave (even if she doesn't think she is), optimistic and never gives up no matter how bleak a situation seems.

!!Sarah Strange
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. the as-yet-unreleased final novel ''Strange Fate''. She is a panther shapeshifter and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time notable for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out to be Galen's soulmate. visions, which can predict the future or at least possible futures.



* AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.
* ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and always throws herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even in her human form.
* BerserkButton: Don't call her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing a blood tie with her]].
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all that surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love to an extent.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version. She's jaded, brooding and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen on her first name, due to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims'' this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.

!!Galen Drache
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight''. He is a prince of the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.

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* AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.AlliterativeName
* BlessedWithSuck: To an extent. Her visions are accompanied by painful migraines and passing out, which can come at any time, and she seemingly has no control over them.

* ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents IAmNotPretty: She seems to think she's plain, mousy and always throws herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one
nothing special to Galen.look at, whilst other characters have noted she's actually quite attractive and compared her to a dryad in appearance.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards LoveTriangle: Unique in the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even
series, it's been indicated that Sarah has two soulmates - as in ''two'' [[OneTrueLove One True Loves]] - in her human form.friends, Kierlan and Mal. Presumably, why she appears to have two soulmates and who she ends up with will be a plot point in the tenth book.
* BerserkButton: Don't call MeaningfulName: Meaningful ''surname''. She's described as being a bit odd by other people and is unique amongst the other characters for her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing a blood tie
visions (the only other character with her]].a similar gift is Aradia, and even then, she's a witch, not a human as Sarah appears to be) and seemingly has ''two'' soulmates instead of one.
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all that surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy [[/folder]]

[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist
of love to an extent.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version. She's jaded, brooding and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen:
''Spellbinder''. She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen on her first name, due to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims'' this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.

!!Galen Drache
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight''. He
is a prince of vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.mortal realm.



* ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to be with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].
* BigDamnHeroes: During the climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].
* BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter and particularly as a Drache, due to their rather bloody history and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the same as her]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to Keller's Brooding Girl.
* GreenEyes: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
* TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.
* OppositesAttract: With Keller.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared to a fairytale prince at one point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller when she dismissively states she's just doing her job and implies she believes [[spoiler: her mother]] was right about her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she realises, and is worthy of love.

!! Kierlan Drache
One of the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates and the cousin of Galen Drache. According to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed.

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* ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the school a target. Thea and Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to be with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].resemble her and her siblings.
* BigDamnHeroes: During CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the climax receiving end of ''Witchlight'', he leaps BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in to save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].the same way.
* BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and particularly as a Drache, due to their rather bloody history executed her and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the same as her]].her family.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to Keller's Brooding Girl.PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* GreenEyes: Has green-gold eyes. WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
* TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.
* OppositesAttract: With Keller.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared to a fairytale prince at one point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller
although when Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she dismissively states she's just doing her job and implies notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she believes [[spoiler: her mother]] was right about her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she realises, and is worthy of love.feels remorse]].

!! Kierlan Drache
One of the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates
!!Angel
A major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious
and the cousin of Galen Drache. According powerful being who claims to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed.be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.



* AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with his surname, his full name roughly translates as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.
* TheChosenOne: According to WordOfGod, he's the last Wild Power needed to defeat the darkness.
* ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has shades of this. He's prone to making jokes and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and would also probably deliberately spill some on an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't go too far.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one with Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).

!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives in a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to try and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because he was angry and wanted to take it out on someone]].
* BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if not something of a loner...until TheReveal.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed with her]].
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and killed humans]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.
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* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.
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* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the fanguide.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with cancer.

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with a very tragic end that scarred James for life.
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* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and emotionally deep]] than she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: werewolf]] and come out mostly unscathed.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome and sensitive Jeremy is the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie]].
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something of a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].

!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters of Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.
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* AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' the stuff.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].
* BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is to cover up shyness or social anxiety.
* IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!!Eric Ross
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and Thea Harman's soulmate.
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* AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].
* BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
* DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at a vet clinic and aspires to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help her stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].

!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school and the love interest of Gillian Lennox.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and dark eyes.
* BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the roles]].
* BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To Gillian]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way. He also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the Night World]].
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after she confesses she's a witch and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who seeks to avenge the deaths of her mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of a vampire, John Quinn.
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* ActionGirl: One of the most prominent in the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname for her was "kitten".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has black hair and is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to grow close to anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].
* AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her catch-phrase, she is compared to a cat in her appearance and movements, she compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a ''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].
* ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed her mother and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). [[spoiler: He's later revealed to be none other than Hunter Redfern]].
* BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and werewolves and ''win''. [[spoiler: Or possibly not considering she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance to vampire telepathy]].
* BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At the start of ''The Chosen'' she's a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and [[spoiler: willingly decides to become a "damned Daybreaker" herself]].
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The day her mother and Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.
* BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires, to the point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. [[spoiler: By ''Soulmate'', she seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].
* BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to recover from it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on the bodies of every vampire she kills.
* CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was her best friend, almost like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her. [[spoiler: When she discovers he's alive, she risks her own life to protect him, showing she still regards him as her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].
* CombatPragmatist: States she knows how to fight dirty and will do so if necessary, but only as a last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and prefers to fight honorably.
* CoolBigSis: Timmy seems to have viewed her as one.
* CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Fits this trope perfectly. After her mother and best friend are killed by a vampire she becomes a cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this to an extent by the end of ''The Chosen''.
* {{Determinator}}: She trained since she was a kid to avenge her mom's death at the hands of a vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).
* TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the Night World by the time she's seventeen; she even has a bounty on her head.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from and presumably killed her best friend, tried to kill her then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].
* GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove. [[spoiler: The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps. She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf to show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn - she's 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and is a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end of ''The Chosen'', she states that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which she practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my best friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].

!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited by the Lancers shortly before the events of ''The Chosen''.
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* AxCrazy: By the end of the story.
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as the heroes are surrounded, she [[spoiler: turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the surrounding rooms and then smashes the Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].
* BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of vampires and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast finding her sister dying after being attacked by a vampire]].
* ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is to try and find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* TheOphelia: She’s described as being a fairly attractive girl, with a “sleep-walking” or “faraway” look in her eyes, and drifts in and out of periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and grief. See also SanitySlippage.
* SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the course of the novel, especially after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she suffers a complete breakdown and tries to [[spoiler: burn down the entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].
* VampireHunter: What she aspires to be.

!!Vicky
The Lancers's new second-in-command; a supporting character in ''The Chosen''.
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* BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the fact she's volunteered to help them on their mission.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, and she [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires and other Night People.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out that Rashel released Quinn, a very dangerous vampire who is also currently their only lead on finding the kidnapped girls.
* NumberTwo: To Elliot, the leader of the Lancers.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that giving vampires a quick death is "too good for them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".
* PetTheDog: She makes a point of being kind and inclusive to newcomer Nyala, promising to help her get revenge for her sister, though it's debatable as how much this actually helped her.
* TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, but really starts to hate her after she lets Quinn go, believing she's a "damned Daybreaker".
* RichBitch: Implied; she's said to have attended a "fancy prep school" growing up and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at the prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.
* TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to torture vampires they capture; she even brings her own personal torture kit wherever she goes.
* VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of [[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her kills on America's south shore before joining the Lancers.

!!Daphne Childs
A human girl kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'', who escapes with Rashel’s help and teams up with her to find the rest of the missing girls.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.
* AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club, she pretended to be under mind control despite being scared out of her wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into the back of a van, she watched to see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and jumped out once the van started moving.
* TheDitz: Can be one at times, being a bit scatter-brained and coming across as a DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually be pretty smart when she has to and is vital to Rashel figuring out where the girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up this stereotype to trick the vampires.
* HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed to be a lot tougher and more resourceful than she looks.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Has big “cornflower blue” eyes.
* NightmareFetishist: Subverted and deconstructed. She initially finds death and darkness fascinating, with she and her friends often talking about “surrendering to the darkness”, the most painful way to die and stuff like that. However, when she finds out vampires and other supernatural creatures are very much real, she’s freaked out by it. Her obsession with darkness is also implied to be a sign of underlying emotional problems she has.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She brilliantly acts like a complete moron whilst interacting with Quinn and Lily in the Crypt, pretending she doesn’t remember being kidnapped, as part of her plan to help Rashel rescue the kidnapped girls.
* ParentalNeglect / ParentalObliviousness: Her mother and stepfather are getting divorced and so pay very little attention to her. They didn't seem to notice or show much concern when she went missing for a whole day and she outright states they "don't really care what I do".
* PerkyGoth: Seems to be one, dressing in black, writing angsty poetry and being a bit obsessed with death and the occult, whilst being [[FreakyFashionMildMind bubbly and friendly]] most of the time (though she’s implied to be TroubledButCute beneath the surface).
* TroubledButCute: She’s implied to be very lonely and possibly depressed due to her parents ignoring her, among other things, easily allowing the vampires to take advantage of her vulnerability. But she is a [[NiceGirl nice person]] in spite of this.

!!Hannah Snow
The main protagonist of ''Soulmate''. She is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (save for the fact she's graduating at just 17 due to her exceptional grades) who begins experiencing strange nightmares and premonitions, leading her to realise she is the soulmate of Thierry, a vampire Elder. She eventually turns out to be an Old Soul, who has been reincarnated numerous times, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the leaders of Circle Daybreak]].
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* ActionSurvivor: She's not much of a fighter, but is able to do a decent job of defending herself with whatever's around, be it [[ImprovisedWeapon photo-frames or pencils]]. As it turns out she was a [[ActionGirl warrior]] in a previous life and can subconsciously recall some fighting skills, which comes in handy.
* AllLovingHero: Has shades of this; she even [[spoiler: feels bad for killing Maya despite the fact Maya has killed her repeatedly]] and is respected and loved by just about all of [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Thierry.
* ChekhovsSkill: Her original incarnation's skill at making tools from stone and wood, and her current interest in paleontology. She's eventually able to use both skills to cut herself loose from her bonds, fashion a knife from quartz and carve a stake for herself [[spoiler: which she later uses to kill Maya]].
* DamselInDistress: Zig-zagged. After being attacked by Thierry [[spoiler: actually Maya in disguise]], she [[DamselOutOfDistress manages to fend him off by stabbing him with a pencil]]. She also does a decent job fending off a werewolf that attacked her in her therapist's office, though had help from an outside party in this case. In the climax she is [[spoiler: kidnapped by Maya and actually succeeds in untying herself and getting a weapon, but ultimately has to be rescued by Thierry - in fairness, she probably didn't stand much of a chance against Maya as it was]].
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Or more specifically, dangerous ''seventeenth'' birthday. Hannah starts having nightmares and premonitions in the lead up to her birthday, even unknowingly writing herself notes warning she’ll be “Dead before seventeen”. As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for this: [[spoiler: None of Hannah’s previous incarnations made it to seventeen, thanks to Maya]].
* DevotedToYou: Tends to inspire great loyalty and affection in others, particularly her soulmate.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Her original incarnation died in Thierry's arms...after he [[CradlingYourKill accidentally killed her]]]].
* DisappearedDad: Her father is briefly mentioned as having died several years ago.
* DistinguishingMark / FacialMarkings: She has a distinctive birthmark on one side of her face, that even laser surgery couldn’t remove. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a ‘psychic brand’ caused when Thierry accidentally killed her in her first life and left a bloody mark on her face. She’s retained this mark in all of her subsequent incarnations, making her instantly recognisable to Thierry (and, unfortunately, [[StalkerWithoutACrush Maya)]]]].
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to her being reincarnated repeatedly and Thierry being a vampire, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's described as being blonde and rather pretty - even ''her therapist'' seems to notice her attractiveness.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' she’s referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying she has married Thierry. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HonorBeforeReason: In the climax, despite having [[AllForNothing gone to a lot of effort]] freeing herself, fashioning a stake and lying in wait for hours, she can't bring herself to [[spoiler: stab Maya InTheBack, even though she effectively dooms herself in the process. She herself thinks it's stupid after the fact, whilst Maya is also surprised and completely baffled as to why she didn't go through with it. [[SubvertedTrope However]], when Maya tries to kill Thierry (standing towards Hannah this time), she picks Reason over Honor]].
* IHaveManyNames: Justified, due to having been reincarnated numerous times. Some of her names include Hana of the Three Rivers, Ha-nahkt, Hanje, Anora, Nan Haiane, Honni, Ian and Annette.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. Hannah is in love with Thierry, a vampire whose over ten thousand years old. During the events of ''Soulmate'', she’s nearly 17. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* NeutralFemale: Defied. When Lupe is fighting off another werewolf to protect her, she sees that Lupe is being overpowered and slams a silver picture frame into the other werewolf's ear to help her.
* PastLifeMemories: Her starting to get these kick-starts the events of ''Soulmate'', to the point where she can [[spoiler: fully remember her previous lives]].
* ProperlyParanoid: At first, she thinks she’s going crazy with her nightmares and note-writing, even seeing a therapist, but she soon realizes she is indeed in grave danger (the werewolves breaking into her therapist’s clinic ''during her first session'' would probably be a dead giveaway).
* RebelLeader: ''Witchlight'' strongly hints that [[spoiler: she's begun helping Thierry run Circle Daybreak]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: Is revealed to be an Old Soul – a person who is [[BornAgainImmortality reincarnated into a new body each time they die]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With her vampire soulmate, Thierry.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Played with. After fatally wounding [[spoiler: Maya]], Hannah is obviously upset and even asks if there's any way to help [[spoiler: her]].
* TrueCompanions: With her best friend Chess, to the point where [[spoiler: they've been reincarnated as best friends since the ''Stone Age'', making them a literal case of 'best friends forever']].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Soulmate'', she lunges at Maya stake-first and stabs her right through the heart when she tries to do the same to Thierry. Notably, she'd previously been unable to bring herself to stab Maya in the back to protect herself, but the moment she threatened her soulmate...]]
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her first life, she freely offered Thierry her blood when she realized he can’t eat anything else. He was very moved by the offer, but politely turned her down. In her current incarnation, she practically throws herself at Thierry to get him to bite her as a substitute for sex and finds it [[KissofTheVampire very pleasurable]]…at least until it triggers [[PastLifeMemories flashbacks]] of him apparently [[MomentKiller killing her]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: She reminded Thierry of Hellewise when they first met, whilst Ash says she reminds him of Mary-Lynette.

!!Roxanne Goddard
Jez's human mother and sister to her uncle Jim Goddard. She was murdered by vampires for knowing about the Night World.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is only revealed in the fanguide and family tree.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jez describes her as having a "face like a fairytale princess" and Bracken states she was "a good woman".
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When the vampires came to kill her and her family, she calmly told them to go ahead and kill her, only pleading for her daughter to be spared.
* HappilyMarried: Was apparently to her husband.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died defending Jez from vampires.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jez's father (a lamia).
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Her actul fate, as Jez learns. However, given that Roxanne had been upholding TheMasquerade for at least four years up to that point, it's at least plausible the vampires killed her simply for [[FantasticRacism being human]].
* MamaBear: She fought ''a group of vampires unarmed'' to protect her daughter.
* NoNameGiven: Her name isn't stated in ''Huntress'', whilst the fanguide reveals it was Roxanne.
* SecretRelationship: With Jez's father, due to her being human. The other vampires [[KillEmAll didn't react well]] when they found out.

!! Hugh Davis
A Daybreaker and Old Soul who works with Jez in ''Huntress'' to find the Wild Power.
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* ActionSurvivor / BadassNormal : He isn’t much of a fighter, especially compared to [[ActionGirl Jez]], and has no special abilities save for his knack of recalling his past lives, but can hold his own well enough and took on two werewolves single-handedly…when he was ''seven''.
* AllLovingHero: He’s very friendly to everyone, humans and Night People alike, believes in second chances and never judges people before he gets to know them. And this is even after [[DarkAndTroubledPast what happened in his childhood]]. Notably, he extends friendship to Jez, a vampire who’s hands aren’t exactly clean, defends her to other Daybreakers when they’re suspicious of her intentions, and is incredibly forgiving of her past actions, saying it’s what she does now that counts.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When he was seven, he was camping with his family when they were attacked by werewolves, who murdered his parents and siblings and nearly killed him as well. However, Hugh refused to let this event make him resentful or bitter maintaining an optimistic and even idealistic outlook, and actually seeking out other Night People in the hopes they weren’t all monsters. He found Circle Daybreak as a result and has worked with them ever since.
* {{Determinator}}: Ever since he was a kid, he’s been one. As a seven year old, he attacked two werewolves with nothing but [[MacGyvering a makeshift torch made from a pair of kerosene-soaked underpants on a stick and his sister’s silver crucifix]], and survived nearly having his leg bitten off by them.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: An uncommon male example. See NiceGuy and AllLovingHero.
* HarmfulToMinors: Seeing his whole family killed and eaten by werewolves, though he’s coped with it all surprisingly well.
* MoralityChain: Is a bit of one to Jez. Although she does good things of her own accord, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for it, with Hugh’s constant support and kindness to her serving as extra motivation.
* MrExposition: In one of his earliest scenes, he explains to Jez (and the reader) all about the Wild Powers and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecies.
* NearDeathExperience: As a kid he was attacked by werewolves, who [[AnArmAndALeg nearly chewed one of his legs off]]. He almost died of blood loss, but pulled through and even got to keep his leg, though he now walks with a limp.
* NiceGuy: He’s one of the most kind and forgiving characters in the series, especially considering his entire family was brutally murdered in front of him.
* PastLifeMemories: He remembers [[ChekhovsSkill seeing a werewolf killed in a previous life]], which helped him fight back against the werewolves that attacked him in his current life.
* {{Reincarnation}}: He’s an Old Soul and is rare in that he can actually recall his past lives.
* RomanticFalseLead: For Jez. She believes she might be in love with him, but later finds out Morgead is her soulmate. As far as we know, he loves her [[BetterAsFriends just as a friend]].
* SoleSurvivor: Of his family’s murder.

!!Maggie Neely
The main protagonist of ''Black Dawn'', who heads into the Dark Kingdom to find her missing brother, Miles. She is the soulmate of Delos Redfern.
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* AllLovingHero: She seems to believe everyone has the chance to be good and shows compassion towards everyone, even if they might not deserve it.
* BigSisterInstinct: Inverted; she goes to great lengths and risks her life to find her older brother Miles, refusing to believe he's dead.
* CareBearStare: How she gets through to [[spoiler: Delos]] using a telepathic connection that allows her to share feelings and memories. And possibly [[spoiler: Sylvia]] too.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: It turns out she's prophesied to be the 'Deliverer', who will free the Dark Kingdom's slaves from tyranny]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: She sets off by herself to find her missing brother, helps Cady - a girl she's only known for a few hours - even though it puts her own chances of escape in jeopardy and makes it her mission to [[spoiler: free the slaves in the Dark Kingdom]] despite having known them for even less time.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When she's captured by slavers, she manages to tip the cart over with some help from the other slaves and makes a run for it.
* {{Determinator}}: She's not called 'Steely Neely' for nothing.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Dreams of Delos before meeting him. [[spoiler: It's later revealed he had attempted to project his consciousness back in time to warn her away]].
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: After glimpsing inside Delos’s mind and seeing that there are good parts of him that he’s suppressed, she becomes determined to bring them to the surface and convince him he’s not just some emotionless killing machine. Delos is initially resistant [[spoiler: but Maggie [[LoveRedeems eventually prevails]] and they’re both happier for it]].
* IgnorantOfTheCall: She didn’t even know about the Night World, the plight of the Dark Kingdom’s slaves, the Wild Power prophecies [[spoiler: or the prophecy about herself]] prior to ''Black Dawn''; she just wants to find her missing brother and helps anyone she meets along the way if they’re in trouble.
* InterclassRomance: With Delos, he being a prince whilst she's an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* InterspeciesRomance: Again, with Delos.
* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: She and Sylvia have a prior connection due to Sylvia being the girlfriend of Maggie's brother, and Sylvia is the direct cause of many of the challenges Maggie faces, including kidnapping her and being responsible for her brother's disappearance.
* NiceGirl: To the point where she can nearly ''weaponize'' it (see CareBearStare).
* OppositesAttract: With Delos.
* OutdoorsyGal / PassionateSportsGirl: She's captain of her local soccer team and enjoys mountain-climbing with her brother.
* PluckyGirl: She's incredibly brave (even if she doesn't think she is), optimistic and never gives up no matter how bleak a situation seems.

!!Sarah Strange
The main protagonist of the as-yet-unreleased final novel ''Strange Fate''. She is notable for her visions, which can predict the future or at least possible futures.
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* AlliterativeName
* BlessedWithSuck: To an extent. Her visions are accompanied by painful migraines and passing out, which can come at any time, and she seemingly has no control over them.
* IAmNotPretty: She seems to think she's plain, mousy and nothing special to look at, whilst other characters have noted she's actually quite attractive and compared her to a dryad in appearance.
* LoveTriangle: Unique in the series, it's been indicated that Sarah has two soulmates - as in ''two'' [[OneTrueLove One True Loves]] - in her friends, Kierlan and Mal. Presumably, why she appears to have two soulmates and who she ends up with will be a plot point in the tenth book.
* MeaningfulName: Meaningful ''surname''. She's described as being a bit odd by other people and is unique amongst the other characters for her visions (the only other character with a similar gift is Aradia, and even then, she's a witch, not a human as Sarah appears to be) and seemingly has ''two'' soulmates instead of one.
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[[folder:Spirits]]
!! Suzanne Blanchet
The main antagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is a vengeful witch ghost whom Thea accidentally unleashes into the mortal realm.
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* BerserkButton: The school’s Halloween decorations (depicting witches being killed and tortured) infuriate her, making the school a target. Thea and Eric draw her away by going a step further…burning witch dummies designed to resemble her and her siblings.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Was on the receiving end of BurnTheWitch…after being ForcedToWatch her little brother and sister die in the same way.
* MurderIntoMalevolence: She wants to kill any human she finds because human witch hunters wrongfully tortured and executed her and her family.
* PrehensileHair: She has very long hair which she uses attack and strangle people.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was wrongfully accused of using witchcraft to commit evil acts such as killing cattle and murdering babies, arrested and tortured into confessing. Her innocent younger siblings were also tortured and they were all sentenced to burnt at the stake. For extra KickTheDog, Suzanne’s siblings were supposed to be strangled before being burnt because of they were only kids, but the executioner wasn’t paid enough and so burnt them alive in front of Suzanne. As a result, she hates humans and has vowed revenge on them, killing any humans she comes across [[spoiler: although when Thea sends her back to the afterlife, she notices how sad Suzanne looks, possibly indicating she feels remorse]].

!!Angel
A major character in ''Dark Angel''. He is a mysterious and powerful being who claims to be Gillian Lennox’s ‘guardian angel’ and helps her to fulfil her heart’s desires and gain more self-confidence. However, over time, Gillian starts to realise he has a more sinister side and begins questioning his motives.
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[[folder:Made Vampires]]
Made vampires are vampires who were originally humans (or witches) and were turned into vampires by exchanging blood with another vampire. Unlike lamia, they are frozen at the age they were turned and cannot have children. The process to become a made vampire is very risky; some people have been known to die or turn into [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghouls]] (rotting, mindless, zombie-like creatures). Only young people can survive the transformation as well, meaning that the majority of made vampires are in their mid to late teens.

!!Poppy North
The main protagonist of ''Secret Vampire''. She is an ordinary teenager...until she's diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, prompting her best friend and soulmate James to offer to make a vampire to save her.

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[[folder: Witches]]
Witches
are vampires who were originally humans (or witches) very similar to humans, save for one big difference: they have an innate ability to use magic and were turned into vampires by exchanging blood with [[WitchSpecies can pass it on genetically]]. Witch culture is also matriarchal, meaning lineage is passed down through women and women tend to hold positions of power (partly due to the fact there's a shortage of male witches). Their culture and traditions bears many similarities to Wicca, neo-Paganism and New Age religions. Some witches become disconnected from the Night World for one reason and another vampire. Unlike lamia, they are frozen at the age they were turned and cannot have children. The process to become a made vampire is very risky; some people 'lost witches' or 'psychics' - they still have been known to die or turn into [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghouls]] (rotting, mindless, zombie-like creatures). Only young people can survive the transformation as well, meaning that the majority of made vampires powers, but are in unaware of their mid true heritage.

''Note'': Witch characters who belong
to late teens.

!!Poppy North
The main protagonist of ''Secret Vampire''. She is an ordinary teenager...until she's diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, prompting her best friend and soulmate James to offer to make a vampire to save her.
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* AffectionateNickname: Her father calls her [[GenkiGirl Kilowatt or Eveready]], whilst her mother calls her Poppet.
* AfraidOfNeedles: Poppy hates getting injections, with James making a point of miming someone getting a big injection to mess with her.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played with. She's attracted to James' 'wild' side, but also likes the more vulnerable and caring side that he only displays around her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As a little kid, she beat up a group of boys who were bullying James...then immediately extended friendship to him. If she feels threatened or that her loved ones are in danger, she can be downright ''vicious''. After newly awakening as a vampire, she also initially [[WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere struggles a bit with the bloodlust]] and outright [[spoiler: pounces on a poor homeless guy and begins gnawing on his neck until James yanks her off and talks sense into her]], and previously tried to take a bite out of her twin brother.
* BlackComedy: After seeing how disturbed and grossed-out [[spoiler: Phil]] is after she drinks vampire blood to stabilise herself for the transformation, she winks at him and says "Don't knock it till you've tried it".
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With James.
* DeathFakedForYou: James [[spoiler: and her brother Phil]] fake that she died of cancer to hide the fact she's become a vampire. She was in on it, but all she really needed to do was lie in a coffin until James dug her up and then make sure no one she knew saw her walking around; James [[spoiler: and Phil]] do all the hard work.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: She dreams of meeting Ash before actually encountering him in person. The dream foreshadows [[spoiler: Ash's attempt to turn her over to the Elders as a renegade vampire, and that she is actually a lost witch]].
* EmergencyTransformation: After being diagnosed with [[TheTopicOfCancer terminal cancer of the pancreas]], her best friend James (who happens to be a vampire) offers to [[CurseThatCures turn her into a vampire too in order to save her]]. She agrees, figuring it's better than the alternative.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Averted. Poppy appears to be doing this from everyone else's perspective, but she's actually taking a gamble to potentially live on as a vampire and so can keep herself calm knowing she has a chance to fight. She states that if she knew she had no possible solution, she'd go out "[[DefiantToTheEnd kicking and screaming all the way]]".
* FanservicePack: Lampshaded by Poppy herself. She wasn't bad-looking before, but after transforming into a vampire, she becomes even more beautiful in a wild, "rock star" way.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: Strongly aspires to be this, suggesting to James that instead of hypnotising people to forget being bitten (which, whilst better than simply killing them, is still morally questionable), they should alternate between feeding on animals and taking blood from witches, who sometimes act as willing donors for vampires.
* GenkiGirl: She's usually very energetic and hyper, to the point where he dad nicknames her 'Kilowatt' and 'Eveready'. She becomes less vivacious due to falling gravely ill, but bounces back after becoming a vampire.
* GutFeeling: She often gets “hunches” about things that turn out to be right. [[spoiler: It foreshadows that she’s actually a lost witch]].
* IllGirl: In the first half of ''Secret Vampire''. Played with, in that she isn’t suffering from a SoapOperaDisease; she’s explicitly stated to have pancreatic cancer, which is depicted realistically. The disease is also at a stage where it hasn’t left her completely immobilized, though it’s made clear it will be months, tops, when that finally happens. Poppy, however, focuses on trying to become a vampire to prevent her death and enjoying what time she has left as a human,; she only really starts lying around pitifully due to the side effect of the transformation, not necessarily her illness, which is depicted as an OutOfCharacterAlert.
* InstantExpert: She picks up {{Telepathy}} after only a day or so of being a vampire, which James lampshades, and after an initial hiccup with Ash, also quickly learns how to [[PsychicBlockDefense block her mind from being read]] and attack people psychically, which both Ash and James comment on. [[spoiler: This is actually a [[JustifiedTrope justified example]], as she’s later revealed to be a lost witch and so already had latent powers she was unaware of, until becoming a vampire amplified them]].
* InterspeciesRomance: With James (until she becomes a vampire herself).
* LineageComesFromTheFather: She takes after her scatterbrained, conspiracy-theorist dad more than her mother, even stating [[DaddysGirl she sometimes feels he's the only family member who truly understands her]]. [[spoiler: After it turns out she's a lost witch, she deduces that she got it from her dad, as this explains some of his weird behaviour]].
* LittlestCancerPatient: Technically, she's a teen, but she's described as being "small" and "pixie-like" and everyone is devastated when she gets diagnosed with terminal cancer.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Very much so for James (she's even compared to a pixie or elf in appearance).
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Phil realises something really isn't right when Poppy [[OutOfCharacterAlert begins behaving in an overly aggressive, irrational manner]] and going into denial about her illness, due to not completing a vital blood exchange with James. [[spoiler: This convinces Phil to help James complete Poppy's transformation]].
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: To James. Upgrades to VictoriousChildhoodFriend towards the end of ''Secret Vampire''.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: After becoming a vampire, she's strong enough to knock down and overpower a grown man with little effort, despite her small stature.
* ProtagonistTitle: She’s the titular ‘secret vampire’ of the first book.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Phil. They don't look much alike, he being tall and blonde, whilst she's a short redhead. Phil is also generally very levelheaded, sensible and logical, whilst Poppy is very lively, carefree and tends to follow her heart more so than her head.
* PrecisionFStrike: When James first tells her he's a vampire, shortly after she told him she was going to die from cancer, she understandably thinks he's playing a sick joke and flips out, yelling that he's a "Bastard!"
* QuirkyCurls: Has this hairstyle, combined with StubbornHair, reflecting her inner stubbornness and vivacity.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Energetic Girl to James' Savvy Guy.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having bright green eyes and copper coloured hair, and is [[TheProtagonist the main protagonist]] of ''Secret Vampire''.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Even before finding out they were soulmates, she was never romantically interested in anyone but James, and by age sixteen one of her life goals is to eventually marry him. After Ash [[spoiler: tricks her into leaving James to protect him and she believes they'll never see each other again]], she shuts him right down when he tries to put the moves on her and declares she'll never love - or even ''want'' to love - anyone but James, as long as she lives (seeing as she's a vampire at this point, that's a pretty long time).
* WasItAllALie: To James, upon Phil's fight with him and accusation that he's just using her.
* YouthfulFreckles: She has "four and a half" freckles on her nose and is the epitome of a carefree, fun-loving teenager. After [[TraumaCongaLine getting diagnosed with terminal cancer, becoming a vampire and having to leave behind almost everything she loves to start a new life]], she [[ComingOfAgeStory mentally matures a lot]] and her freckles simutaneously disappear as a side effect of becoming one of the undead.

!!Thierry Descouedres
One of the oldest vampires in the world, turned by Maya in the Stone Age. He is a Night World Elder and the soulmate of Hannah. [[spoiler: He's also one of the founders and co-leaders of Circle Daybreak]].

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* AffectionateNickname: Her father calls her [[GenkiGirl Kilowatt or Eveready]], whilst her mother calls her Poppet.
* AfraidOfNeedles: Poppy hates getting injections, with
!! Gisele
A witch
James making a point of miming someone getting a big injection to mess with her.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played with. She's attracted to James' 'wild' side, but also likes the more vulnerable and caring side that he only displays around her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As a little kid, she beat up a group of boys who were bullying James...then immediately extended friendship to him. If she feels threatened or that her loved ones are in danger, she can be downright ''vicious''. After newly awakening as a vampire, she also initially [[WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere struggles a bit with the bloodlust]] and outright [[spoiler: pounces on a poor homeless guy and begins gnawing on his neck until James yanks her off and talks sense into her]], and previously tried to take a bite out of her twin brother.
* BlackComedy: After seeing how disturbed and grossed-out [[spoiler: Phil]] is after she drinks vampire blood to stabilise herself for the transformation, she winks at him and says "Don't knock it till you've tried it".
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With James.
* DeathFakedForYou: James [[spoiler: and her brother Phil]] fake that she died of cancer to hide the fact she's become a vampire. She was in on it, but all she really needed to do was lie in a coffin until James dug her up and then make sure no one she knew saw her walking around; James [[spoiler: and Phil]] do all the hard work.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: She dreams of meeting Ash before actually encountering him in person. The dream foreshadows [[spoiler: Ash's attempt to turn her over to the Elders as a renegade vampire, and that she is actually a lost witch]].
* EmergencyTransformation: After being diagnosed with [[TheTopicOfCancer terminal cancer of the pancreas]], her best friend James (who happens to be a vampire) offers to [[CurseThatCures turn her into a vampire too in order to save her]]. She agrees, figuring it's better than the alternative.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Averted. Poppy appears to be doing this from everyone else's perspective, but she's actually taking a gamble to potentially live on as a vampire and so can keep herself calm knowing she has a chance to fight. She states that if she knew she had no possible solution, she'd go out "[[DefiantToTheEnd kicking and screaming all the way]]".
* FanservicePack: Lampshaded by Poppy herself. She wasn't bad-looking before, but after transforming into a vampire, she becomes even more beautiful in a wild, "rock star" way.
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: Strongly aspires to be this, suggesting to James that instead of hypnotising people to forget being bitten (which, whilst better than simply killing them, is still morally questionable), they should alternate between feeding on animals and taking blood from witches, who sometimes act as willing donors for vampires.
* GenkiGirl: She's usually very energetic and hyper, to the point where he dad nicknames her 'Kilowatt' and 'Eveready'. She becomes less vivacious due to falling gravely ill, but bounces back after becoming a vampire.
* GutFeeling: She often gets “hunches”
consults about things that turn out to be right. [[spoiler: It foreshadows that she’s actually a lost witch]].
* IllGirl: In the first half of ''Secret Vampire''. Played with, in that she isn’t suffering from a SoapOperaDisease; she’s explicitly stated to have pancreatic cancer, which is depicted realistically. The disease is also at a stage where it hasn’t left her completely immobilized, though it’s made clear it will be months, tops, when that finally happens. Poppy, however, focuses on trying to become a vampire to prevent her death and enjoying what time she has left as a human,; she only really starts lying around pitifully due to the side effect of the transformation, not necessarily her illness, which is depicted as an OutOfCharacterAlert.
* InstantExpert: She picks up {{Telepathy}} after only a day or so of being a vampire, which James lampshades, and after an initial hiccup with Ash, also quickly learns how to [[PsychicBlockDefense block her mind from being read]] and attack people psychically, which both Ash and James comment on. [[spoiler: This is actually a [[JustifiedTrope justified example]], as she’s later revealed to be a lost witch and so already had latent powers she was unaware of, until becoming a vampire amplified them]].
* InterspeciesRomance: With James (until she becomes a vampire herself).
* LineageComesFromTheFather: She takes after her scatterbrained, conspiracy-theorist dad more than her mother, even stating [[DaddysGirl she sometimes feels he's the only family member who truly understands her]]. [[spoiler: After it turns out she's a lost witch, she deduces that she got it from her dad, as this explains some of his weird behaviour]].
* LittlestCancerPatient: Technically, she's a teen, but she's described as being "small" and "pixie-like" and everyone is devastated when she gets diagnosed with terminal cancer.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Very much so
magical cure for James (she's even compared to a pixie or elf in appearance).
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Phil realises something really isn't right when Poppy [[OutOfCharacterAlert begins behaving in an overly aggressive, irrational manner]] and going into denial about her illness, due to not completing a vital blood exchange with James. [[spoiler: This convinces Phil to help James complete
Poppy's transformation]].
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: To James. Upgrades to VictoriousChildhoodFriend towards the end of ''Secret Vampire''.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: After becoming a vampire, she's strong enough to knock down and overpower a grown man with little effort, despite her small stature.
* ProtagonistTitle: She’s the titular ‘secret vampire’ of the first book.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Phil. They don't look much alike, he being tall and blonde, whilst she's a short redhead. Phil is also generally very levelheaded, sensible and logical, whilst Poppy is very lively, carefree and tends to follow her heart more so than her head.
* PrecisionFStrike: When James first tells her he's a vampire, shortly after she told him she was going to die from cancer, she understandably thinks he's playing a sick joke and flips out, yelling that he's a "Bastard!"
* QuirkyCurls: Has this hairstyle, combined with StubbornHair, reflecting her inner stubbornness and vivacity.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Energetic Girl to James' Savvy Guy.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having bright green eyes and copper coloured hair, and is [[TheProtagonist the main protagonist]] of ''Secret Vampire''.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Even before finding out they were soulmates, she was never romantically interested in anyone but James, and by age sixteen one of her life goals is to eventually marry him. After Ash [[spoiler: tricks her into leaving James to protect him and she believes they'll never see each other again]], she shuts him right down when he tries to put the moves on her and declares she'll never love - or even ''want'' to love - anyone but James, as long as she lives (seeing as she's a vampire at this point, that's a pretty long time).
* WasItAllALie: To James, upon Phil's fight with him and accusation that he's just using her.
* YouthfulFreckles: She has "four and a half" freckles on her nose and is the epitome of a carefree, fun-loving teenager. After [[TraumaCongaLine getting diagnosed with terminal cancer, becoming a vampire and having to leave behind almost everything she loves to start a new life]], she [[ComingOfAgeStory mentally matures a lot]] and her freckles simutaneously disappear as a side effect of becoming one of the undead.

!!Thierry Descouedres
One of the oldest vampires in the world, turned by Maya in the Stone Age. He is a Night World Elder and the soulmate of Hannah. [[spoiler: He's also one of the founders and co-leaders of Circle Daybreak]].
cancer.



* ArchNemesis: Maya.
* ArtifactAlias: His original name is Theorn, though he’s gone by [[IHaveManyNames many other names over the years]] to blend in better. However, he’s primarily referred to by his current name of Thierry, both by himself and by people who know his real identity.
* TheAtoner: Swore never to kill again after [[spoiler: he inadvertently slaughtered a Stone Age tribe, including the original incarnation of his soulmate, Hannah]] and does other good deeds in the hopes of redeeming himself.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: To an extent. He states that when he was still mortal, he had "a vague longing to see the world". In a way, he gets his wish, getting to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever spend eternity]] [[WalkingTheEarth travelling the world]] in search of his lost love and hiding the fact he doesn't age.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted and defied. After being tortured by [[spoiler: the Three Rivers tribe]] he [[spoiler: temporarily snapped and massacred almost all of them]]. However, he eventually came back to his senses and was horrified by his actions. He briefly considered just giving in and embracing being a monster, but in the end he refused to abandon his morals and remained a mostly good person.
* BenevolentBoss: He generally treats his subordinates with courtesy and respect and will go out of his way to help them; in return, they are [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] to him.
* BerserkButton: Threatening his soulmate. When Maya alludes to having possibly harmed her, he goes from relatively calm and controlled to violently furious in seconds - the only thing that stops him from killing her in the middle of a hotel lobby is not upholding TheMasquerade, but [[IGaveMyWord his vow]] against killing.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As generous and good-hearted as Thierry is, you do ''not'' want to get him mad.
* BigGood: [[spoiler: To Circle Daybreak]].
* BreakThemByTalking: Does this to [[spoiler: Maya in the climax of ''Soulmate'', resulting in her VillainousBreakdown]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Hannah.
* CradlingYourKill: Did this to [[spoiler: Hannah]] after [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killing]] [[spoiler: her]] in the Stone Age.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was violently turned into a vampire against his will, which was only the beginning of his troubles. ''Then'' there was his far from friendly encounter with the tribe of the Three Rivers, which ended with [[spoiler: Thierry going crazy with bloodlust after being tortured by them and practically wiping them out]]. And this isn't even getting into [[LoveHurts his problems with his soulmate]]...
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His flashback of the night Maya turned him into a vampire makes it disturbingly reminiscent of a sexual assault.
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to him being a vampire and Hannah being reincarnated repeatedly, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* FrameUp: [[spoiler: Has been a victim of this, courtesy of [[WomanScorned Maya]], for ''thousands'' of years]].
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: He's known as 'Saint Thierry' for his benevolence and the fact he [[spoiler: hasn't taken a life since the Stone Age]].
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: It turns out that Maya, not Thierry, has been stalking and killing Hannah, tricking her into believing it's Thierry]].
* [[GirlOfMyDreams Guy of My Dreams]]: Played with. Hannah dreams of him before actually meeting him in her current life, but had met him in her previous incarnations.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' Hannah is referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying he has married her. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HurtingHero: He's often brooding and melancholy, with a few characters commenting on how [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness sad his eyes look]]. Considering his [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]], it's not all that surprising.
* IGaveMyWord: The reason he doesn't just kill Maya (even though it [[HonorBeforeReason would probably make everything much easier]]) is because he swore [[spoiler: to Hannah]] never to kill.
* IHateYouVampireDad: He has nothing but contempt for Maya, who made him into a vampire.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: UpToEleven. His soulmate [[spoiler: has been murdered ''dozens'' of times (luckily, she [[{{Reincarnation}} keeps coming back]])]] and he blames himself for all of it. [[spoiler: And her first death technically ''was'' his fault]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When Hannah tells him to go away and never bother her again, he does just that, despite his deep love for her, because her happiness is more important to him. [[spoiler: He comes back in the end though to save her from Maya, by which point Hannah most definitely wants him to stay]].
* LoveMartyr: To Hannah for most of ''Soulmate''; she spends a large chunk of the book threatening, insulting and screaming at him to stay away from her despite him being perfectly kind and reasonable; he also goes to great lengths to protect her and even saves her life on at least one occasion. Nothing she can say or do will even remotely dent his love for her. In Hannah's defense, she does spend most of the story believing he'd been stalking and planning to murder her [[spoiler: since ''prehistory'']] and she feels terrible when she [[spoiler: realises Thierry is innocent]]. And she's put up with a lot from him too [[spoiler: including him accidentally ''killing'' her]].
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. He is in love with Hannah, who is nearly 17 during the events of ''Soulmate'', whilst he's thousands of years old. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After going into a bloodlust and killing [[spoiler: almost an entire tribe, including his soulmate]].
* MyGreatestFailure: He arguably regards [[spoiler: accidentally killing Hannah's original incarnation and the rest of her tribe]] as this, as well as [[spoiler: failing to stop Maya from killing her in her other lives]].
* NonIdleRich: He's absolutely rolling in it and uses his money to [[spoiler: fund [[LaResistance Circle Daybreak]]]] and try to find his lost love Hannah.
* TheOlderImmortal: He was the second vampire in existence, born in the Stone Age.
* OlderThanTheyLook / ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Thierry was turned into a vampire at age 19, several thousand years ago, and hasn't aged a day.
* PrettyBoy: He's described as being tall and "beautiful", with a "well-made" face, "lithe" body, pale blonde hair, soulful dark eyes and a pensive - even melancholy - air about him.
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler: He founded and co-leads the reformed Circle Daybreak]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With Hannah.
* RomanticVampireBoy: Tries [[spoiler: and eventually succeeds in]] being this to Hannah.
* StalkerWithACrush: Comes across as this towards Hannah, allegedly making her fall in love with him, then killing her in each of lives. Later subverted, as it turns out that [[spoiler: Thierry only follows Hannah to try and protect her from Maya, the real killer who's been framing him, and his love for Hannah is genuine]].
* SympatheticMurderer: It turns out that [[spoiler: the only time Thierry harmed anyone was when he slaughtered an entire village in prehistoric times]]. However, his judgement was heavily impaired at the time: he was a newly made vampire, suffering from bloodlust and was [[spoiler: being tortured by the tribe who had captured him and refused to release him]]. He snapped and killed [[spoiler: them]] in a thirst-induced frenzy. When he came to his senses, he was horrified and [[ThouShaltNotKill swore never to kill again]] and tries to make amends for the next ten thousand years or so.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He has vowed never to kill anyone [[spoiler: because it was Hannah's original incarnation's [[LastRequest final request]]]].
* VampiresAreRich: He owns a mansion in Las Vegas (and is implied to run part of the city), casually triples his driver's salary, throws swanky parties every summer solstice [[spoiler: and funds Circle Daybreak]]. Justified, in that he's had plenty of time to accumulate his wealth.
* WouldHitAGirl: Well, [[DownplayedTrope only one]] in particular. And given how much of a twisted, manipulative psycho she is, it's probably justified in this case.
* WouldHurtAChild: Played with. When he was a newly made vampire, he [[spoiler: fed off Hana's young cousin]]. However, he wasn't fully in control of himself and was [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified by what he had done]]. When he's in his right mind, he wouldn't even contemplate doing such a thing.

!! Timmy
Rashel Jordan’s ChildhoodFriend, who she saw being fed on and seemingly killed by a vampire when she was five years old.
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* AdultFear: As a four year old, he was lured away from his friend by a vampire whilst attending [[ABirthdayNotABreak her birthday party]], was fed on by a vampire and then completely vanished. His parents NeverFoundTheBody and seeing as Rashel is assumed to have made up the part about the vampire due to trauma, they never find out what ‘really’ happened (though the truth isn’t much better).
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''The Chosen'', Rashel is horrified to learn that Timmy didn’t die twelve years ago, but was abducted by Hunter, turned into a vampire – and so is now frozen at the age of four – and twisted him to hate Rashel and treat humans as prey]].
* TheCameo: It’s strongly implied that he [[spoiler: was the child-looking vampire seen at Thierry’s solstice party in ''Secret Vampire'']].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: If he was indeed the child vampire Poppy sees in ''Secret Vampire'', his survival and fate was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] four books before he was properly introduced as a character in ''The Chosen'']].
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: [[spoiler: When Rashel grabs him and drags him out of the burning mansion, he kicks, struggles and screams at her, demanding to know why she took him out. He eventually calms down, though, after Rashel replies “[[IGaveMyWord Because my mom told me to look after you]]”]].
* TheCorruptible / CorruptionOfAMinor: Seeing as he was a naïve four year old, he didn’t stand a chance against [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard Hunter Redfern]]’s manipulations]].
* CreepyChild / UndeadChild: [[spoiler: He’s permanently four years old in appearance due to Hunter making him a vampire, but Rashel states there’s “too much knowledge” [[EyesNeverLie in his eyes]], he being chronologically around sixteen/seventeen years old. Due to the way Hunter warped his mind, he behaves in an insanely creepy manner]].
* TheCutie: He was a genuinely sweet and shy little boy, who looked up to Rashel as a CoolBigSis. [[spoiler: Which makes TheReveal of what happened to him [[BreakTheCutie all the worse]]]].
* DisneyDeath: He was apparently killed by the vampire that attacked him at Rashel’s birthday, though they NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler: As it turns out, he’s alive, though considering what has happened to him, this isn’t necessarily much better]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: He and Rashel were like this as kids (to the point where a lot of readers mistakenly believe they’re actually siblings – it doesn’t help that they’re both described as having black hair).
* TheMentallyDisturbed: [[spoiler: There is clearly something off about him. The fact he’s stuck in a four year’s body whilst actually being a teenager probably has a lot to do with it. Rashel isn’t sure if he will ever be able to recover from what was done to him, though she takes him to Circle Daybreak to try and get him help]].
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Hunter has conditioned him to despise Rashel, his childhood friend, and he blames her for ‘abandoning’ him]].
* StockholmSyndrome: [[spoiler: He seems to have this towards Hunter, who treats him [[LikeASonToMe like a son]]. This is the same guy who attacked him, stole him from his family and friend and basically ruined his life – seeing as he has lived with Hunter since he was four, he genuinely seems to believe Hunter is the only one who cares about him]].
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''The Chosen'' [[spoiler: seeing how his survival is a big PlotTwist at the end]].

!!John Quinn
The secondary protagonist / AntiHero of ''The Chosen''. He is the unofficial adopted son of Hunter Redfern and works closely with the family. His soulmate, ironically, turns out to be a VampireHunter, Rashel.

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* ArchNemesis: Maya.IllPretendIDidntHearThat: She tells James she'll "forget about" their conversation, out of concern he broke the laws of the Night World by falling in love with Poppy.
* ArtifactAlias: His original name is Theorn, though he’s gone PlayingWithFire: Lights a candlewick by [[IHaveManyNames many other names over the years]] to blend in better. However, he’s primarily referred to by his current name of Thierry, both by himself and by people who know his real identity.making a quick motion with her hands.
* TheAtoner: Swore never to kill again after [[spoiler: he inadvertently slaughtered a Stone Age tribe, including the original incarnation of his soulmate, Hannah]] and does other good deeds in the hopes of redeeming himself.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: To an extent. He states
ShipTease: She seems quite flirty with James, remarking that he "can't need a love spell" when he was still mortal, he had "a vague longing to see the world". In a way, he gets his wish, getting to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever spend eternity]] [[WalkingTheEarth travelling the world]] in search of his lost love asks for her help and hiding the fact he saying he's "as gorgeous as ever", though James doesn't age.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted and defied. After being tortured by [[spoiler: the Three Rivers tribe]] he [[spoiler: temporarily snapped and massacred almost all of them]]. However, he eventually came back
seem to his senses and was horrified by his actions. He briefly considered just giving in and embracing being a monster, but in the end he refused to abandon his morals and remained a mostly good person.
* BenevolentBoss: He generally treats his subordinates with courtesy and respect and will go out of his way to help them; in return, they are [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] to him.
* BerserkButton: Threatening his soulmate. When Maya alludes to having possibly harmed her, he goes from relatively calm and controlled to violently furious in seconds - the only thing that stops him from killing her in the middle of a hotel lobby is not upholding TheMasquerade, but [[IGaveMyWord his vow]] against killing.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As generous and good-hearted as Thierry is, you do ''not'' want to get him mad.
* BigGood: [[spoiler: To Circle Daybreak]].
* BreakThemByTalking: Does this to [[spoiler: Maya in the climax of ''Soulmate'', resulting in her VillainousBreakdown]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Hannah.
* CradlingYourKill: Did this to [[spoiler: Hannah]] after [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killing]] [[spoiler: her]] in the Stone Age.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was violently turned into a vampire against his will, which was only the beginning of his troubles. ''Then'' there was his far from friendly encounter with the tribe of the Three Rivers, which ended with [[spoiler: Thierry going crazy with bloodlust after being tortured by them and practically wiping them out]]. And this isn't even getting into [[LoveHurts his problems with his soulmate]]...
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His flashback of the night Maya turned him into a vampire makes it disturbingly reminiscent of a sexual assault.
* EternalLove: The most prominent example in the series. Due to him being a vampire and Hannah being reincarnated repeatedly, they have been in love for over ''ten thousand years'' and will likely continue to be in love forever.
* FrameUp: [[spoiler: Has been a victim of this, courtesy of [[WomanScorned Maya]], for ''thousands'' of years]].
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: He's known as 'Saint Thierry' for his benevolence and the fact he [[spoiler: hasn't taken a life since the Stone Age]].
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: It turns out that Maya, not Thierry, has been stalking and killing Hannah, tricking her into believing it's Thierry]].
* [[GirlOfMyDreams Guy of My Dreams]]: Played with. Hannah dreams of him before actually meeting him in her current life, but had met him in her previous incarnations.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: In ''Witchlight'' Hannah is referred to as ‘Lady Hannah’, implying he has married her. WordOfGod also confirms this]].
* HurtingHero: He's often brooding and melancholy, with a few characters commenting on how [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness sad his eyes look]]. Considering his [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]], it's not all that surprising.
* IGaveMyWord: The reason he doesn't just kill Maya (even though it [[HonorBeforeReason would probably make everything much easier]]) is because he swore [[spoiler: to Hannah]] never to kill.
* IHateYouVampireDad: He has nothing but contempt for Maya, who made him into a vampire.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: UpToEleven. His soulmate [[spoiler: has been murdered ''dozens'' of times (luckily, she [[{{Reincarnation}} keeps coming back]])]] and he blames himself for all of it. [[spoiler: And her first death technically ''was'' his fault]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When Hannah tells him to go away and never bother her again, he does just that, despite his deep love for her, because her happiness is more important to him. [[spoiler: He comes back in the end though to save her from Maya, by which point Hannah most definitely wants him to stay]].
* LoveMartyr: To Hannah for most of ''Soulmate''; she spends a large chunk of the book threatening, insulting and screaming at him to stay away from her despite him being perfectly kind and reasonable; he also goes to great lengths to protect her and even saves her life on at least one occasion. Nothing she can say or do will even remotely dent his love for her. In Hannah's defense, she does spend most of the story believing he'd been stalking and planning to murder her [[spoiler: since ''prehistory'']] and she feels terrible when she [[spoiler: realises Thierry is innocent]]. And she's put up with a lot from him too [[spoiler: including him accidentally ''killing'' her]].
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Played with. He is in love with Hannah, who is nearly 17 during the events of ''Soulmate'', whilst he's thousands of years old. But, as an Old Soul, Hannah has been reincarnated every time she dies and her original incarnation was born in the Stone Age, technically making her around the same age as Thierry.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After going into a bloodlust and killing [[spoiler: almost an entire tribe, including his soulmate]].
* MyGreatestFailure: He arguably regards [[spoiler: accidentally killing Hannah's original incarnation and the rest of her tribe]] as this, as well as [[spoiler: failing to stop Maya from killing her in her other lives]].
* NonIdleRich: He's absolutely rolling in it and uses his money to [[spoiler: fund [[LaResistance Circle Daybreak]]]] and try to find his lost love Hannah.
* TheOlderImmortal: He was the second vampire in existence, born in the Stone Age.
* OlderThanTheyLook / ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Thierry was turned into a vampire at age 19, several thousand years ago, and hasn't aged a day.
* PrettyBoy: He's described as being tall and "beautiful", with a "well-made" face, "lithe" body, pale blonde hair, soulful dark eyes and a pensive - even melancholy - air about him.
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler: He founded and co-leads the reformed Circle Daybreak]].
* ReincarnationRomance: With Hannah.
* RomanticVampireBoy: Tries [[spoiler: and eventually succeeds in]] being this to Hannah.
* StalkerWithACrush: Comes across as this towards Hannah, allegedly making her fall in love with him, then killing her in each of lives. Later subverted, as it turns out that [[spoiler: Thierry only follows Hannah to try and protect her from Maya, the real killer who's been framing him, and his love for Hannah is genuine]].
* SympatheticMurderer: It turns out that [[spoiler: the only time Thierry harmed anyone was when he slaughtered an entire village in prehistoric times]]. However, his judgement was heavily impaired at the time: he was a newly made vampire, suffering from bloodlust and was [[spoiler: being tortured by the tribe who had captured him and refused to release him]]. He snapped and killed [[spoiler: them]] in a thirst-induced frenzy. When he came to his senses, he was horrified and [[ThouShaltNotKill swore never to kill again]] and tries to make amends for the next ten thousand years or so.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He has vowed never to kill anyone [[spoiler: because it was Hannah's original incarnation's [[LastRequest final request]]]].
* VampiresAreRich: He owns a mansion in Las Vegas (and is implied to run part of the city), casually triples his driver's salary, throws swanky parties every summer solstice [[spoiler: and funds Circle Daybreak]]. Justified, in that he's had plenty of time to accumulate his wealth.
* WouldHitAGirl: Well, [[DownplayedTrope only one]] in particular. And given how much of a twisted, manipulative psycho she is, it's probably justified in this case.
* WouldHurtAChild: Played with. When he was a newly made vampire, he [[spoiler: fed off Hana's young cousin]]. However, he wasn't fully in control of himself and was [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified by what he had done]]. When he's in his right mind, he wouldn't even contemplate doing such a thing.
reciprocate.

!! Timmy
Rashel Jordan’s ChildhoodFriend, who she saw being fed on
!!Phillip ‘Phil’ North
Poppy’s twin brother
and seemingly killed by a vampire when she was five years old.
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* AdultFear: As a four year old, he was lured away from his friend by a vampire whilst attending [[ABirthdayNotABreak her birthday party]], was fed on by a vampire and then completely vanished. His parents NeverFoundTheBody and seeing as Rashel is assumed to have made up
one of the part about the vampire due to trauma, they never find out what ‘really’ happened (though the truth isn’t much better).
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: In the climax
supporting protagonists of ''The Chosen'', Rashel is horrified to learn that Timmy didn’t die twelve years ago, but was abducted by Hunter, turned into a vampire – and so is now frozen at the age of four – and twisted him to hate Rashel and treat humans as prey]].
* TheCameo: It’s strongly implied that he [[spoiler: was the child-looking vampire seen at Thierry’s solstice party in
''Secret Vampire'']].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: If he was indeed the child vampire Poppy sees in ''Secret Vampire'', his survival and fate was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] four books before he was properly introduced as a character in ''The Chosen'']].
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: [[spoiler: When Rashel grabs him and drags him out of the burning mansion, he kicks, struggles and screams at her, demanding to know why she took him out. He eventually calms down, though, after Rashel replies “[[IGaveMyWord Because my mom told me to look after you]]”]].
* TheCorruptible / CorruptionOfAMinor: Seeing as he was a naïve four year old, he didn’t stand a chance against [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard Hunter Redfern]]’s manipulations]].
* CreepyChild / UndeadChild: [[spoiler: He’s permanently four years old in appearance due to Hunter making him a vampire, but Rashel states there’s “too much knowledge” [[EyesNeverLie in his eyes]], he being chronologically around sixteen/seventeen years old. Due to the way Hunter warped his mind, he behaves in an insanely creepy manner]].
* TheCutie: He was a genuinely sweet and shy little boy, who looked up to Rashel as a CoolBigSis. [[spoiler: Which makes TheReveal of what happened to him [[BreakTheCutie all the worse]]]].
* DisneyDeath: He was apparently killed by the vampire that attacked him at Rashel’s birthday, though they NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler: As it turns out, he’s alive, though considering what has happened to him, this isn’t necessarily much better]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: He and Rashel were like this as kids (to the point where a lot of readers mistakenly believe they’re actually siblings – it doesn’t help that they’re both described as having black hair).
* TheMentallyDisturbed: [[spoiler: There is clearly something off about him. The fact he’s stuck in a four year’s body whilst actually being a teenager probably has a lot to do with it. Rashel isn’t sure if he will ever be able to recover from what was done to him, though she takes him to Circle Daybreak to try and get him help]].
* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Hunter has conditioned him to despise Rashel, his childhood friend, and he blames her for ‘abandoning’ him]].
* StockholmSyndrome: [[spoiler: He seems to have this towards Hunter, who treats him [[LikeASonToMe like a son]]. This is the same guy who attacked him, stole him from his family and friend and basically ruined his life – seeing as he has lived with Hunter since he was four, he genuinely seems to believe Hunter is the only one who cares about him]].
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''The Chosen'' [[spoiler: seeing how his survival is a big PlotTwist at the end]].

!!John Quinn
The secondary protagonist / AntiHero of ''The Chosen''. He is the unofficial adopted son of Hunter Redfern and works closely with the family. His soulmate, ironically, turns out to be a VampireHunter, Rashel.
Vampire''.



* AbusiveParents: A case could be made for his dad [[spoiler: seeing as he tried to kill him simply for [[VanHelsingHateCrimes being a vampire]] even after he came to him for help]]. His surrogate father Hunter isn't much better, seeing how he made him into a vampire without bothering to ask him first.
* AmazonChaser: He’s very impressed by [[ActionGirl Rashel]]’s fighting skills and determination.
* AntiVillain: He appears to be a cross between a Noble Anti-Villain and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. He eventually [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into a PragmaticHero.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears one briefly.
* BattleCouple: With Rashel.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: For centuries, he's been a loyal servant of the Redfern family who despises humans. By the end of ''The Chosen'', he's fallen in love with a human ''vampire hunter'', no less, [[spoiler: helps rescue the human girls he kidnapped in the first place and becomes a Daybreaker, who are dedicated to peace and harmony with humans]].
* BlackEyesOfEvil: He's said to have very dark-coloured eyes and is definitely ''not'' a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire...[[SubvertedTrope at first]].
* BrokenPedestal: Eventually to [[spoiler: Hunter Redfern]] after he discovers [[spoiler: he's behind the blood feast, despite it being against the laws he himself champions, and that he killed the family and best friend of his soulmate ''and'' tried to kill her simply ForTheEvulz]].
* CreepyGood: [[spoiler: Even after his HeelFaceTurn and joining Circle Daybreak, Hannah finds there's something unsettling about him]].
* DaddyIssues: He never quite saw eye to eye with his father, who was a [[TheFundamentalist Puritan minister]] [[spoiler: which got even worse when his dad tried to ''kill'' him for being a vampire and killed his innocent fianceé]]. He regards [[TheCorrupter Hunter]] as a surrogate father, but has a somewhat love-hate relationship with him seeing as he made him a vampire without his consent [[spoiler: and completely loses any respect he had for him after finding out he's nothing but a murderous {{Hypocrite}}]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Loves doing this.
* DefectingForLove: [[spoiler: He ends up turning against Hunter and the Night World in general and joins Circle Daybreak to be with Rashel, although he was already shown to have begun doubting his role within the Night World as it was]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: [[{{GenderInvertedTrope}} Gender inverted]], after he [[LoveRedeems meets Rashel]].
* TheDreaded: At the beginning of the series. Because of his reputation for being cold-blooded and emotionless, he was feared by vampire and human alike. Ash (who's not the friendliest of vampires himself) is uncomfortable around him in ''Daughters of Darkness'', and even the fact that Quinn came with Ash to find Ash's sisters scares all three girls.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Has pale skin, black hair and black eyes and comes across as a bit creepy at times.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As cold and merciless as he is at first, especially to humans, he is privately shown to have become increasingly disturbed and conflicted over his role in Lily's human slave ring, not just because it breaks Night World law, but on moral grounds; he at one point thinks outright to himself that [[CruelAndUnusualDeath none of the girls deserve what is going to happen to them]]. [[spoiler: This, coupled with his rapidly growing feelings for Rashel, prompt a HeelFaceTurn]].
* FreudianExcuse: He hates humans because [[spoiler: his father rejected and [[OffingTheOffspring tried to kill him]] after he [[VanHelsingHateCrimes was made a vampire]] (without Quinn's consent), and also killed Quinn's vampire betrothed, [[LostLenore Dove]], who was no threat to humans]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He went from a lowly minister's son to one of [[TheDreaded the most feared]] vampires in the Night World and [[TheDragon right-hand man]] to the Redferns.
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Played with. After getting over the initial shock, he fully embraced vampirism and the Night World, feeling nothing but contempt for humans despite having been one himself not long ago. This is largely because of [[FreudianExcuse the events surrounding his transformation]] and by ''The Chosen'' he's also [[HeelRealization starting to have feelings of guilt and doubt about his attitude towards humans]].
* TheHeavy: In ''The Chosen'', he's the one doing most of the villains's hard work (that we see on-page), though Lily [[spoiler: or rather Hunter as it turns out]] is the true BigBad.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: He at least partly blames himself for being unable to protect Dove from his father]].
* LastNameBasis: Only Rashel calls him "John".
* LeanAndMean: He's described as being "lithe" and "compact", though he loses the 'mean' part by the end of ''The Chosen''.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Rashel. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Rashel - she's 17, he was born in the 1600's.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Seems to have this attitude towards the Redferns, at least initially. [[spoiler: In the end, though, his conscience wins out and he turns on them]].
* NotSoDifferent: To Rashel in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy-- Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]]--and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OlderThanTheyLook / Really700YearsOld: He was born in the 1600's, but hasn't aged past seventeen.
* RomanticVampireBoy: Eventually to Rashel. [[spoiler: Originally, Dove was a Romantic Vampire Girl to him]].
* SanitySlippage: From everyone else's perspective, this seems to be happening to him in the second half of ''The Chosen'', as he becomes increasingly blasé and even deranged in his manner, seemingly completely uncaring about what happens to him. This is due to [[VillainousBSOD a crisis of conscience]] in regards to the slave ring and his {{Angst}} over his growing feelings for Rashel. [[spoiler: He is even apparently prepared to [[DeathSeeker let Rashel kill him]], but he snaps out of it after he and Rashel realise they're soulmates]].
* SarcasticConfession: One of his tactics to lure the girls at the Crypt club.
* ScarsAreForever: He still has a scar of his side from a fire-hardened stake, which he received back in the 17th century [[spoiler: when his father tried to kill him]].
* SettleForSibling: Defied. After [[spoiler: Dove’s death]], he bluntly turned down an offer to marry one of her sisters.
* SingleTargetSexuality: When he was human, the only girl he ever had interest in was [[spoiler: Dove Redfern]]. This continued even after [[spoiler: [[TheMourningAfter she died]]]]…at least until he meets [[SecondLove Rashel]].
* StockholmSyndrome: Towards Rashel, partly due to their soulmate bond, and partly because he admires her sense of honor (she intended to MercyKill him to spare him from being brutally tortured, against the wishes of his other captors).
* StarcrossedLovers: He's a vampire, Rashel's a vampire hunter.
* SympathyForTheHero: He comes to sympathise very strongly with Rashel in ''The Chosen'', especially when he learns they're NotSoDifferent.
* TookALevelInKindness: At the end of ''The Chosen'' [[spoiler: highlighted when he risks his own life to go back into a burning building to save Nyala, despite the fact she tried to ''kill him'' and everyone else in the building]].
* VillainousCrush: Very quickly develops one on Rashel, due to their soulmate bond. [[spoiler: He attempts to turn her into a vampire to avoid breaking Night World law and to keep her safe, but she's able to talk him out of it and he has a HeelFaceTurn soon after]].
* VillainousRescue: He saves [[spoiler: Rashel]] from a werewolf {{Mook}} [[spoiler: and then allows her to knock him out, effectively saving the kidnapped girls as well, Rashel having been in the process of rescuing them]].
* WorthyOpponent: Seems to view Rashel as one before their RelationshipUpgrade.

!!Maya
The very first vampire in existence and twin sister to Hellewise. Her son, Red Fern, was the first lamia and founder of the Redferns.

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* AbusiveParents: A case could be made for BerserkButton: Trying to hurt [[BigBrotherInstinct his dad [[spoiler: seeing as he tried to kill him simply for [[VanHelsingHateCrimes being a vampire]] even after he came to him for help]]. His surrogate father Hunter isn't much better, seeing how he made him into a vampire without bothering to ask him first.sister]] in any shape or form.
* AmazonChaser: He’s very impressed by [[ActionGirl Rashel]]’s fighting skills FantasticRacism: He doesn’t think much of [[spoiler: vampires, when he finds out they exist. However, he gradually warms up to James, and determination.even after she tried to attack him, he still loves Poppy]].
* AntiVillain: GutFeeling: He appears often gets “hunches” about things that turn out to be a cross between a Noble Anti-Villain and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. He eventually [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into a PragmaticHero.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears one briefly.
* BattleCouple: With Rashel.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: For centuries, he's been a loyal servant of the Redfern family who despises humans. By the end of ''The Chosen'', he's fallen in love with a human ''vampire hunter'', no less,
right. [[spoiler: helps rescue the human girls he kidnapped in the first place and becomes It foreshadows that he’s actually a Daybreaker, who are dedicated to peace and harmony with humans]].lost witch]].
* BlackEyesOfEvil: He's said IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: [[spoiler: He doesn’t handle the supernatural very well and is less than impressed to find out he himself is a witch. He firmly states he wants nothing to do with the Night World and intends to carry on living as a normal human. However, he seems to have very dark-coloured eyes changed his mind, as in the preview of ''Strange Fate'', he comes to help Poppy and is definitely ''not'' James fight a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire...[[SubvertedTrope at first]].dragon using his powers]].
* BrokenPedestal: Eventually to LineageComesFromTheFather: Played with. Phil is pretty much the exact opposite of his dad, who is rather scatterbrained and a conspiracy theorist, more closely resembling his rational and level-headed mother and stepfather. [[spoiler: Hunter Redfern]] after As it turns out, however, he discovers [[spoiler: he's behind the blood feast, despite it being against the laws he himself champions, and that he killed the family and best friend of inherited his soulmate ''and'' tried to kill her simply ForTheEvulz]].latent witch powers from his dad]].
* CreepyGood: MySisterIsOffLimits: He makes it VERY clear to James he doesn’t want him anywhere near Poppy. [[spoiler: Even after his HeelFaceTurn and joining Circle Daybreak, Hannah finds there's something unsettling He eventually grudgingly accepts their relationship however, when he sees that James truly cares about him]].her]].
* DaddyIssues: He never quite saw eye NiceJobBreakingItHero: In an attempt to eye with protect his father, who was a [[TheFundamentalist Puritan minister]] [[spoiler: which got even worse when his dad tried to ''kill'' him for dying sister from being a vampire and killed his innocent fianceé]]. He regards [[TheCorrupter Hunter]] hurt by what he sees as a surrogate father, but has a somewhat love-hate relationship with him seeing as selfish playboy, he made him a vampire without his consent [[spoiler: and completely loses any respect he had for him convinces Poppy that James is just using her after finding out he's nothing but catching them exchanging blood and mistaking it for…[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something else]]. As a murderous {{Hypocrite}}]].result, Poppy (who is irrational due to the transformation process) refuses to see or speak to James, putting her in danger of dying more quickly before the transformation is completed…or worse, [[FateWorseThanDeath becoming a ghoul]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Loves doing this.
* DefectingForLove: [[spoiler: He ends up turning against Hunter
PolarOppositeTwins: He’s tall and the Night World in general Viking blonde, and joins Circle Daybreak tends to be with Rashel, although he was already shown to have begun doubting very logical and “strait-laced”, whilst his role within the Night World as it was]].sister is a short redhead and very hyper and carefree.
* DefrostingIceQueen: [[{{GenderInvertedTrope}} Gender inverted]], after he [[LoveRedeems meets Rashel]].
* TheDreaded: At the beginning of the series. Because of his reputation
SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for being cold-blooded Poppy and emotionless, James when he was feared by finds out James is trying to turn her into a vampire and human alike. Ash (who's not the friendliest of vampires himself) is uncomfortable around him in ''Daughters of Darkness'', and even the fact that Quinn came with Ash to find Ash's sisters scares all three girls.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Has pale skin, black hair and black eyes and comes across as a bit creepy at times.
save her life]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As cold and merciless as he is at first, especially to humans, he is privately shown to have become increasingly disturbed and conflicted over his role in Lily's human slave ring, not just because it breaks Night World law, but on moral grounds; he at one point thinks outright to himself that [[CruelAndUnusualDeath none of the girls deserve what is going to happen to them]]. [[spoiler: This, coupled with his rapidly growing feelings for Rashel, prompt a HeelFaceTurn]].
* FreudianExcuse: He hates humans because [[spoiler: his father rejected and [[OffingTheOffspring tried to kill him]] after he [[VanHelsingHateCrimes was made a vampire]] (without Quinn's consent), and also killed Quinn's vampire betrothed, [[LostLenore Dove]], who was no threat to humans]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He went from a lowly minister's son to one of [[TheDreaded the most feared]] vampires in the Night World and [[TheDragon right-hand man]] to the Redferns.
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Played with. After getting over the initial shock, he fully embraced vampirism and the Night World, feeling nothing but contempt for humans despite having been one himself not long ago. This is largely because of [[FreudianExcuse the events surrounding his transformation]] and by ''The Chosen'' he's also [[HeelRealization starting to have feelings of guilt and doubt about his attitude towards humans]].
* TheHeavy: In ''The Chosen'', he's the one doing most of the villains's hard work (that we see on-page), though Lily [[spoiler: or rather Hunter as it turns out]] is the true BigBad.
* ILetGwenStacyDie:
TeethClenchedTeamwork: Subverted. [[spoiler: He at least partly blames himself for being unable to protect Dove from his father]].
* LastNameBasis: Only Rashel calls him "John".
* LeanAndMean: He's described as being "lithe"
grudgingly works with James, whom he has a low opinion of and "compact", though he loses the 'mean' part by the end of ''The Chosen''.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Rashel. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Rashel - she's 17, he was born in the 1600's.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Seems to have this attitude towards the Redferns, at least initially. [[spoiler: In the end, though, his conscience wins out and he turns on them]].
* NotSoDifferent: To Rashel in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy-- Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]]--and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OlderThanTheyLook / Really700YearsOld: He was born in the 1600's, but hasn't aged past seventeen.
* RomanticVampireBoy: Eventually to Rashel. [[spoiler: Originally, Dove was a Romantic Vampire Girl to him]].
* SanitySlippage: From everyone else's perspective, this seems to be happening to him in the second half of ''The Chosen'', as he becomes increasingly blasé and even deranged in his manner, seemingly completely uncaring about what happens to him. This is due to [[VillainousBSOD a crisis of conscience]] in regards to the slave ring and his {{Angst}} over his growing feelings for Rashel. [[spoiler: He is even apparently prepared to [[DeathSeeker let Rashel kill him]], but he snaps out of it
views with revulsion after he and Rashel realise they're soulmates]].
* SarcasticConfession: One of his tactics to lure the girls at the Crypt club.
* ScarsAreForever: He still has a scar of his side from a fire-hardened stake, which he received back in the 17th century [[spoiler: when his father tried to kill him]].
* SettleForSibling: Defied. After [[spoiler: Dove’s death]], he bluntly turned down an offer to marry one of her sisters.
* SingleTargetSexuality: When he was human, the only girl he ever had interest in was [[spoiler: Dove Redfern]]. This continued even after [[spoiler: [[TheMourningAfter she died]]]]…at least until he meets [[SecondLove Rashel]].
* StockholmSyndrome: Towards Rashel, partly due to their soulmate bond, and partly because he admires her sense of honor (she intended to MercyKill him to spare him from being brutally tortured, against the wishes of his other captors).
* StarcrossedLovers: He's
learning he's a vampire, Rashel's a vampire hunter.
* SympathyForTheHero: He comes to sympathise very strongly with Rashel in ''The Chosen'', especially when he learns they're NotSoDifferent.
* TookALevelInKindness: At the end of ''The Chosen'' [[spoiler: highlighted when he risks his own life to go back into a burning building
to save Nyala, despite the fact she tried his sister. However, they [[FireForgedFriends become friendlier to ''kill him'' and everyone else each other]] in the building]].
* VillainousCrush: Very quickly develops one on Rashel, due to their soulmate bond. [[spoiler: He attempts to turn her into a vampire to avoid breaking Night World law and to keep her safe, but she's able to talk him out of it and he has a HeelFaceTurn soon after]].
* VillainousRescue: He saves [[spoiler: Rashel]] from a werewolf {{Mook}} [[spoiler: and then allows her to knock him out, effectively saving the kidnapped girls as well, Rashel having been in the process of rescuing them]].
* WorthyOpponent: Seems to view Rashel as one before their RelationshipUpgrade.
process]].

!!Maya
The very first vampire
!! Dani Abforth
A supporting character
in existence and twin sister ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Twilight who befriends Thea Harman when she moves to Hellewise. Her son, Red Fern, was the first lamia and founder of the Redferns.Las Vegas.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Does this to Thierry in the climax of ''Soulmate''. Thierry, however, dismissives this, due to the ''centuries'' worth of abuse she's put him and his loved ones through.
* BadBoss: Is apparently one to her minions. [[spoiler: She’s eventually sold out by a werewolf {{Mook}} who “[[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal wasn’t happy with the way she treated him]]”, allowing Circle Daybreak to find her hideout and rescue Hannah]].
* BeautyIsBad: She's described as being one of the most beautiful people Hannah and Thierry have ever seen, but is bad to the bone, even using her unearthly beauty to lure victims and catch them off-guard. Thierry sums it up pretty well, describing her beauty as being like "the rainbow on oil scum". In sharp contrast, her twin sister was [[BeautyEqualsGoodness lovely inside and out]].
* BigBad: Of ''Soulmate''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Well, only to Hannah. Everyone else knew she was bad news.
** It's hinted that she was this to her sister, Thierry and the rest of the tribe back in the Stone Age, as they were genuinely shocked when they discovered [[WouldHurtAChild what she'd done]] to achieve immortality.
* CainAndAbel: Is the exact of opposite of her twin sister, Hellewise, and tried to kill her to usurp control of their tribe (Hellewise won the battle and drove Maya away, but died of her injuries later on).
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Thierry. Dear, ''God'', to Thierry.
* ContraltoOfDanger: She’s described as having a “husky” voice and incredibly dangerous.
* DarkIsEvil: She has dark hair, in contrast to her sister Hellewise, who has golden hair. She's also known for [[EvilWearsBlack wearing black]].
* {{Determinator}}: To an ''insane'' degree. See also StalkerWithoutACrush.
* EntitledToHaveYou: Towards Thierry; when he rejects her the first time, she states that because she "chose" him, he belongs with her by default.
* EvilMatriarch: To the Redfern family (and by extension the entire vampire species).
* EvilTwin: To Hellewise, though downplayed in that they they don't look much alike and apparently used to get along (Hellewise actually helped her initially in her research into immortality, only to draw the line when she learnt [[BlackMagic what it would involve]], and was truly horrified when she realised Maya had gone ahead with it).
* FauxAffablyEvil: She is usually quite pleasant, if not condescending, especially to Hannah (whom she [[ManipulativeBitch wants to trust her]]). However, she’s anything but nice beneath the surface and her cheery persona really just highlights how she treats stalking and murder as [[PsychopathicManChild a big game]].
* GreenEyedMonster: It's implied her jealousy of her sister prompted her to seek immortality and her jealousy of Hannah is what drives her to [[spoiler: continually murder the girl and frame her soulmate, Thierry]].
* HotWitch: She was said to be "pretty" even as a witch. After becoming a vampire, she's "hauntingly beautiful".
* HypnoticEyes: It's how she tricks Thierry and turns him into a vampire.
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Thierry tells Maya that even if she kills Hannah permanently, he'll still never be her's, Maya attempts to kill him for this reason. Luckily for Thierry (and unluckily for Maya), Hannah is standing nearby with a [[WoodenStake handy stake]]...]]
* ILoveYouVampireSon: Takes this to very creepy, obsessive levels in regards to Thierry, the first vampire she created. He eventually points out that she's actually got a case of EntitledToHaveYou and doesn't truly care about him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: She seems to believe that [[spoiler: stalking and killing Thierry's soulmate repeatedly, or even killing her off permanently, will somehow convince him they belong together]]. It's also possible, though, that her motivation is based around 'If he won't be with me, I'll just make his life a living hell in the meantime'.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: One of her most defining features.
* MadLove: She hasn't stopped trying to pursue Thierry for ''[[UpToEleven thousands]]'' of years, despite him making it abundantly clear he wants nothing to do with her.
* ManipulativeBitch: She [[spoiler: tricks Hannah into believing it's Thierry whose been killing her in each of her lifetimes]] and manages it so well, [[spoiler: Hannah starts subconsciously warning herself off Thierry in her latest incarnation]].
* MeaninglessVillainVictory: Thierry claims that [[MortonsFork any victory she achieves]] over him and Hannah will be this: [[spoiler: if she succeeds in turning Hannah into a vampire – preventing her from reincarnating ever again - and kills her, Thierry will still love her no matter what and will never get with Maya. If she kills Thierry too, then, as he puts it “no one you hate will be around to witness it” and she ''still'' doesn’t get him, making it pointless]]. It actually prompts a VillainousBreakdown, before she tries to TakeAThirdOption by [[spoiler: killing Thierry and sparing Hannah to spite her, but [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Hannah]] doesn’t take this well]]...
* MommyIssues: Implied. She refers to her mother as an "old harridan", but doesn't elaborate on their relationship.
* MonsterProgenitor: She is the first vampire in existence; she turned herself into one using some kind of [[BlackMagic dark ritual]] that involved [[BloodMagic sacrificing and drinking the blood]] of [[PoweredByAForsakenChild her tribe's babies]]. She also conceived and gave birth to the first lamia vampire.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Maya's motivation for killing [[spoiler: Hannah]].
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The official family tree states she is known as 'Maya Dragonslayer', suggesting she fought in the war between the witches and dragons and managed to kill at least one. This is never confirmed in the books, though.
* TheOlderImmortal: The very first vampire in existence, born in [[TimeAbyss prehistoric times]].
* OlderThanTheyLook / Really700YearsOld: She barely looks out of her teens, but is over 10,000 years old.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike her sister, Hellewise Hearth-Woman, she's simply called 'Maya' most of the time. The fanguide and ''Witchlight'' say she originally had the surname of Hearth-Woman too, though she presumably ditched this after betraying the witches, whilst the family tree states her surname is [[AwesomeMcCoolName Dragonslayer]], though she's never called this in the novels.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes down to her waist.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Incredibly beautiful with pale skin and waist-length black hair. Sometimes crosses over with EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette.
* TheResenter: Towards Hannah, Hellewise and possibly her own mother.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: She stalks [[spoiler: Hannah Snow]] for around ''[[UpToEleven 10,000 years]]'' in order to murder her in each of her lifetimes, in the hopes it'll [[spoiler: persuade Thierry to be with her. She apparently [[StalkerWithACrush stalks him as well]]]].
* TermsOfEndangerment: Mockingly calls Hannah “sweetpea” and “cupcake”.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: After Thierry makes it clear to her that no matter what she does, she'll never have him, she slumps over...before trying to murder Thierry as a last '[[KickTheDog screw you]]']].
* VillainousCrush: Has one on Thierry, to the point where trying to win his heart is her main goal for thousands of years. Thierry, however, points out that Maya doesn't truly love him; she just "wants" him.
--> '''Maya''': I loved you[...]Why didn't you ever understand that?
--> '''Thierry''': Because it's not true. You never loved me. You just wanted me. Mostly because you couldn't have me.
* VillainRespect: Gains some for [[spoiler: Hannah]] after she [[spoiler: stakes her to protect Thierry]], laughing and stating "You had guts after all".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She can [[spoiler: turn into a giant bat]] and it’s implied she can [[spoiler: take other people’s forms too, or at least create a {{Glamour}} to taken on their appearance]]. She’s one of the only vampires who can do this, probably because she’s the original and was a witch beforehand.
* WomanScorned: Thierry and Hannah find out the hard way that Maya [[NotGoodWithRejection doesn't take rejection lightly]].
* WouldHurtAChild: She sacrificed four babies and drank their blood to become the first vampire.
* {{Yandere}}: Has shades of this in regards to Thierry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Witches]]
Witches are very similar to humans, save for one big difference: they have an innate ability to use magic and [[WitchSpecies can pass it on genetically]]. Witch culture is also matriarchal, meaning lineage is passed down through women and women tend to hold positions of power (partly due to the fact there's a shortage of male witches). Their culture and traditions bears many similarities to Wicca, neo-Paganism and New Age religions. Some witches become disconnected from the Night World for one reason and another and become 'lost witches' or 'psychics' - they still have powers, but are unaware of their true heritage.

''Note'': Witch characters who belong to the Harman family can be found under the Harman folder.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Does this to Thierry in the climax of ''Soulmate''. Thierry, however, dismissives this, due to the ''centuries'' worth of abuse she's put him and his loved ones through.BlackBestFriend: To Thea, although her being black is really only brought up once.
* BadBoss: Is apparently one to her minions. [[spoiler: She’s eventually sold out by a werewolf {{Mook}} who “[[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal wasn’t happy CommonalityConnection: Her friendship with the way she treated him]]”, allowing Thea is kickstarted by them both being members of Circle Daybreak to find Twilight (before Thea and Blaise moved in, Dani was the only Circle Twilight witch her hideout and rescue Hannah]].age in the school).
* BeautyIsBad: TheCutie: She's described as being shy, but sweet-natured (see also NiceGirl).
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though she doesn't think much of humans, she balks at the idea of using magic to toy with them like Blaise does and is shown to be completely horrified when she sees firsthand [[LoveMakesYouCrazy the fall-out]] of
one of the most beautiful people Hannah and Thierry have ever seen, but is bad Blaise's love spells. She doesn't seem to the bone, even using her unearthly beauty to lure victims and catch them off-guard. Thierry sums it up pretty well, describing her beauty as think much of Circle Midnight, either, they being like "the rainbow on oil scum". In sharp contrast, her twin sister was [[BeautyEqualsGoodness lovely inside witches who tend to use [[BlackMagic darker magic]] and out]].have no issue hurting or killing humans.
* BigBad: Of ''Soulmate''.HumansAreBastards: Has this opinion, citing their racism towards people based on skin colour/ethnicity as just one example.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Well, only to Hannah. Everyone else knew NiceGirl: She's usually a friendly and compassionate girl, though she was bad news.
** It's hinted that she was this to her sister, Thierry and the rest
has a low opinion of the tribe back in the Stone Age, as they were genuinely shocked when they discovered [[WouldHurtAChild what she'd done]] to achieve immortality.humans. She doesn't agree with intentionally harming them for fun, however (see EveryoneHasStandards).
* CainAndAbel: Is the exact of opposite of her twin sister, Hellewise, and tried to kill her to usurp control of their tribe (Hellewise won the battle and drove Maya away, but died of her injuries later on).
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Thierry. Dear, ''God'', to Thierry.
* ContraltoOfDanger: She’s described as having a “husky” voice and incredibly dangerous.
* DarkIsEvil: She has dark hair, in contrast to her sister Hellewise, who has golden hair. She's also known for [[EvilWearsBlack wearing black]].
* {{Determinator}}: To an ''insane'' degree. See also StalkerWithoutACrush.
* EntitledToHaveYou: Towards Thierry; when he rejects her the first time, she states that because she "chose" him, he belongs with her by default.
* EvilMatriarch: To the Redfern family (and by extension the entire vampire species).
* EvilTwin: To Hellewise, though downplayed in that they they don't look much alike and apparently used to get along (Hellewise actually helped her initially in her research into immortality, only to draw the line when she learnt [[BlackMagic what it would involve]], and was truly horrified when she realised Maya had gone ahead with it).
* FauxAffablyEvil: She is usually quite pleasant, if not condescending, especially to Hannah (whom she [[ManipulativeBitch wants to trust her]]). However, she’s anything but nice beneath the surface and her cheery persona really just highlights how she treats stalking and murder as [[PsychopathicManChild a big game]].
* GreenEyedMonster: It's implied her jealousy of her sister prompted her to seek immortality and her jealousy of Hannah is what drives her to [[spoiler: continually murder the girl and frame her soulmate, Thierry]].
* HotWitch: She was said to be "pretty" even as a witch. After becoming a vampire, she's "hauntingly beautiful".
* HypnoticEyes: It's how she tricks Thierry and turns him into a vampire.
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Thierry tells Maya that even if she kills Hannah permanently, he'll still never be her's, Maya attempts to kill him for this reason. Luckily for Thierry (and unluckily for Maya), Hannah is standing nearby with a [[WoodenStake handy stake]]...]]
* ILoveYouVampireSon: Takes this to very creepy, obsessive levels
SecretKeeper: For Thea in regards to Thierry, the first vampire she created. He eventually points out that she's actually got a case of EntitledToHaveYou and doesn't truly care about him.
* InsaneTrollLogic: She seems to believe that [[spoiler: stalking and killing Thierry's soulmate repeatedly, or even killing
her off permanently, will somehow convince him they belong together]]. It's also possible, though, that her motivation is based around 'If he won't be with me, I'll just make his life a living hell accidentally releasing Suzanne's spirit.

!! Vivienne Morrigan
A supporting character
in the meantime'.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: One of her most defining features.
* MadLove: She hasn't stopped trying to pursue Thierry for ''[[UpToEleven thousands]]'' of years, despite him making it abundantly clear he wants nothing to do with her.
* ManipulativeBitch: She [[spoiler: tricks Hannah into believing it's Thierry whose been killing her in each of her lifetimes]] and manages it so well, [[spoiler: Hannah starts subconsciously warning herself off Thierry in her latest incarnation]].
* MeaninglessVillainVictory: Thierry claims that [[MortonsFork any victory she achieves]] over him and Hannah will be this: [[spoiler: if she succeeds in turning Hannah into a vampire – preventing her from reincarnating ever again - and kills her, Thierry will still love her no matter what and will never get with Maya. If she kills Thierry too, then, as he puts it “no one you hate will be around to witness it” and she ''still'' doesn’t get him, making it pointless]]. It actually prompts a VillainousBreakdown, before she tries to TakeAThirdOption by [[spoiler: killing Thierry and sparing Hannah to spite her, but [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Hannah]] doesn’t take this well]]...
* MommyIssues: Implied. She refers to her mother as an "old harridan", but doesn't elaborate on their relationship.
* MonsterProgenitor:
''Spellbinder''. She is the first vampire in existence; she turned herself into one using some kind a member of [[BlackMagic dark ritual]] that involved [[BloodMagic sacrificing Circle Midnight and drinking the blood]] a friend of [[PoweredByAForsakenChild her tribe's babies]]. She also conceived and gave birth to the first lamia vampire.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Maya's motivation for killing [[spoiler: Hannah]].
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The official family tree states she is known as 'Maya Dragonslayer', suggesting she fought in the war between the witches and dragons and managed to kill at least one. This is never confirmed in the books, though.
* TheOlderImmortal: The very first vampire in existence, born in [[TimeAbyss prehistoric times]].
* OlderThanTheyLook / Really700YearsOld: She barely looks out of her teens, but is over 10,000 years old.
* OnlyOneName: Unlike her sister, Hellewise Hearth-Woman, she's simply called 'Maya' most of the time. The fanguide and ''Witchlight'' say she originally had the surname of Hearth-Woman too, though she presumably ditched this after betraying the witches, whilst the family tree states her surname is [[AwesomeMcCoolName Dragonslayer]], though she's never called this in the novels.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes down to her waist.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Incredibly beautiful with pale skin and waist-length black hair. Sometimes crosses over with EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette.
* TheResenter: Towards Hannah, Hellewise and possibly her own mother.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: She stalks [[spoiler: Hannah Snow]] for around ''[[UpToEleven 10,000 years]]'' in order to murder her in each of her lifetimes, in the hopes it'll [[spoiler: persuade Thierry to be with her. She apparently [[StalkerWithACrush stalks him as well]]]].
* TermsOfEndangerment: Mockingly calls Hannah “sweetpea” and “cupcake”.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: After Thierry makes it clear to her that no matter what she does, she'll never have him, she slumps over...before trying to murder Thierry as a last '[[KickTheDog screw you]]']].
* VillainousCrush: Has one on Thierry, to the point where trying to win his heart is her main goal for thousands of years. Thierry, however, points out that Maya doesn't truly love him; she just "wants" him.
--> '''Maya''': I loved you[...]Why didn't you ever understand that?
--> '''Thierry''': Because it's not true. You never loved me. You just wanted me. Mostly because you couldn't have me.
* VillainRespect: Gains some for [[spoiler: Hannah]] after she [[spoiler: stakes her to protect Thierry]], laughing and stating "You had guts after all".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She can [[spoiler: turn into a giant bat]] and it’s implied she can [[spoiler: take other people’s forms too, or at least create a {{Glamour}} to taken on their appearance]]. She’s one of the only vampires who can do this, probably because she’s the original and was a witch beforehand.
* WomanScorned: Thierry and Hannah find out the hard way that Maya [[NotGoodWithRejection doesn't take rejection lightly]].
* WouldHurtAChild: She sacrificed four babies and drank their blood to become the first vampire.
* {{Yandere}}: Has shades of this in regards to Thierry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Witches]]
Witches are very similar to humans, save for one big difference: they have an innate ability to use magic and [[WitchSpecies can pass it on genetically]]. Witch culture is also matriarchal, meaning lineage is passed down through women and women tend to hold positions of power (partly due to the fact there's a shortage of male witches). Their culture and traditions bears many similarities to Wicca, neo-Paganism and New Age religions. Some witches become disconnected from the Night World for one reason and another and become 'lost witches' or 'psychics' - they still have powers, but are unaware of their true heritage.

''Note'': Witch characters who belong to the Harman family can be found under the Harman folder.
Blaise’s.



!! Gisele
A witch James consults about a magical cure for Poppy's cancer.

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!! Gisele
A witch James consults about
* TheCasanova: Implied to be a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means “life” or “lively”. It also happens to be one of names of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend or alternatively, Nimue, Merlin’s treacherous student/lover.
* PetTheDog: She kindly reassures Thea when Grandma Harman falls ill, insisting her mother’s
magical cure for Poppy's cancer.chanting will help.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Selene. She’s noted to be quite vivacious and bold, in contrast to Selene’s more laid-back, even languid attitude.

!! Selene Lucna
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s.



* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: She tells James she'll "forget about" their conversation, out of concern he broke the laws of the Night World by falling in love with Poppy.
* PlayingWithFire: Lights a candlewick by making a quick motion with her hands.
* ShipTease: She seems quite flirty with James, remarking that he "can't need a love spell" when he asks for her help and saying he's "as gorgeous as ever", though James doesn't seem to reciprocate.

!!Phillip ‘Phil’ North
Poppy’s twin brother and one of the supporting protagonists of ''Secret Vampire''.

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* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: She tells James she'll "forget about" their conversation, out TheCasanova: Implied to be a bit of concern he broke the laws of the Night World by falling in love with Poppy.one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.
* PlayingWithFire: Lights a candlewick by making a quick motion with her hands.GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She’s fond of wearing violet, when she isn’t wearing black.
* ShipTease: She seems quite flirty with James, remarking that he "can't need MeaningfulName: Selene is a love spell" when he asks Greek moon goddess; Selene Lucna has white blonde hair and occasionally wears silver.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Described as having platinum blonde hair.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vivienne. She’s noted to be rather laid-back and unfazed by events around her, in contrast to Vivienne’s liveliness.
* WomanInWhite: Or silver, specifically, which she wears
for her help and saying he's "as gorgeous as ever", though James doesn't seem to reciprocate.the Samhain celebrations.

!!Phillip ‘Phil’ North
Poppy’s twin brother and one
!!Aradia Crowley
A recurring character. Maiden of All the Witches, also known as 'the Blind Maiden', due to the fact she went blind as a child - in spite of this, she can still receive visions
of the supporting protagonists of ''Secret Vampire''.future, a rare and powerful gift.



* BerserkButton: Trying to hurt [[BigBrotherInstinct his sister]] in any shape or form.
* FantasticRacism: He doesn’t think much of [[spoiler: vampires, when he finds out they exist. However, he gradually warms up to James, and even after she tried to attack him, he still loves Poppy]].
* GutFeeling: He often gets “hunches” about things that turn out to be right. [[spoiler: It foreshadows that he’s actually a lost witch]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: [[spoiler: He doesn’t handle the supernatural very well and is less than impressed to find out he himself is a witch. He firmly states he wants nothing to do with the Night World and intends to carry on living as a normal human. However, he seems to have changed his mind, as in the preview of ''Strange Fate'', he comes to help Poppy and James fight a dragon using his powers]].
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played with. Phil is pretty much the exact opposite of his dad, who is rather scatterbrained and a conspiracy theorist, more closely resembling his rational and level-headed mother and stepfather. [[spoiler: As it turns out, however, he inherited his latent witch powers from his dad]].
* MySisterIsOffLimits: He makes it VERY clear to James he doesn’t want him anywhere near Poppy. [[spoiler: He eventually grudgingly accepts their relationship however, when he sees that James truly cares about her]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In an attempt to protect his dying sister from being hurt by what he sees as a selfish playboy, he convinces Poppy that James is just using her after catching them exchanging blood and mistaking it for…[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something else]]. As a result, Poppy (who is irrational due to the transformation process) refuses to see or speak to James, putting her in danger of dying more quickly before the transformation is completed…or worse, [[FateWorseThanDeath becoming a ghoul]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: He’s tall and Viking blonde, and tends to very logical and “strait-laced”, whilst his sister is a short redhead and very hyper and carefree.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for Poppy and James when he finds out James is trying to turn her into a vampire to save her life]].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Subverted. [[spoiler: He grudgingly works with James, whom he has a low opinion of and views with revulsion after learning he's a vampire, to save his sister. However, they [[FireForgedFriends become friendlier to each other]] in the process]].

!! Dani Abforth
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Twilight who befriends Thea Harman when she moves to Las Vegas.

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* BerserkButton: Trying to hurt [[BigBrotherInstinct his sister]] in any shape or form.AffectionateNickname: Maggie spends most of ''Black Dawn'' calling her Cady - short for Arcadia - after she mishears her name.
* FantasticRacism: He doesn’t think much of [[spoiler: vampires, when he finds out they exist. However, he gradually warms up to James, and even after she tried to attack him, he still loves Poppy]].AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not actually mentioned in the novels.
* GutFeeling: He often gets “hunches” about things BadassInDistress: In ''Black Dawn''. Though we haven't seen the full extent of her abilities, it's telling that turn out to be right. [[spoiler: It foreshadows that he’s actually she's still capable of performing impressive magical feats despite being gravely ill, though she relies on Maggie's help quite a lost witch]].bit until she's healed.
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: [[spoiler: He doesn’t handle BlindSeer: Went blind as a child, but can still ‘see’ visions of the supernatural very well and is less than impressed to find out he himself is a witch. He firmly states he wants nothing to do future or of significant events occurring far away.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name
with the Night World a goddess of magic and intends to carry on living as a normal human. However, he seems to have changed his mind, as in the preview of ''Strange Fate'', he comes to help Poppy and James fight a dragon using his powers]].woodland.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played with. Phil is pretty much MysteriousWaif: In ''Black Dawn'', combined with MysticalWaif. There are hints dropped about her true identity for the exact opposite of his dad, reader, but [[TheProtagonist Maggie]] didn’t even know about the Night World until a few hours ago and so has no idea who she is rather scatterbrained – Aradia can’t explain who she is due to her illness. Maggie spends a lot of time trying to help and a conspiracy theorist, protect her and senses there’s something more closely resembling his rational and level-headed mother and stepfather. [[spoiler: As it turns out, however, he inherited his latent witch powers from his dad]].to her due to her powers, with Aradia’s real identity being confirmed around the middle of the story.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: He makes it VERY clear NearDeathExperience: After suffering a severe allergic reaction to James he doesn’t want him anywhere near Poppy. [[spoiler: He eventually grudgingly accepts their relationship however, when he sees that James truly cares about her]].a truth potion.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In an attempt to protect his dying sister from being hurt by what he sees as a selfish playboy, he convinces Poppy that James is just using her after catching them exchanging blood NiceGirl: She's generally very kind and mistaking it for…[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something else]]. As a result, Poppy (who is irrational due to the transformation process) refuses to see or speak to James, putting her in danger gentle, and surprisingly tolerant of dying more quickly before the transformation is completed…or worse, [[FateWorseThanDeath becoming humans for a ghoul]].Night Person.
* PolarOppositeTwins: He’s tall TheOjou: Though not royalty exactly, she's Maiden of the witches and Viking blonde, is generally treated in a respectful and tends to very logical deferential manner. She's of the ProperLady variety, being a polite and “strait-laced”, whilst his sister is refined girl with a short redhead and very hyper and carefree.quiet authority, but never haughty or bratty.
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Becomes one for Poppy ProphetEyes: Her eyes as described as being clouded and James when he finds out James is trying to turn her into a vampire to save her life]].unfocused, but she can still ‘see’.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Maggie in ''Black Dawn''.

* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Subverted. ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a benevolent and levelheaded leader and tries to help the protagonists of ''Spellbinder'' and ''Witchlight'', usually within the rules and traditions of the witches, though she'll occasionally bend them, too.
* WillingChanneler: In the climax of ''Black Dawn'', she channels the spirit of
[[spoiler: He grudgingly works with James, whom he has a low opinion of Hellewise]] and views with revulsion after learning he's a vampire, even briefly seems to save his sister. However, they [[FireForgedFriends become friendlier take on her appearance in an attempt to each other]] appeal to Sylvia to help them. [[spoiler: It works]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's technically not a child, being
in her late teens, but is still far wiser and more worldly than most people her age.
* YoungAndInCharge: She’s about 18 years old, but holds one of
the process]].highest ranking positions amongst the WitchSpecies. Justified in that she’s the Maiden of the Witches, representing young witches. That, and she's implied to be incredibly powerful and her visions come in very handy.

!! Dani Abforth
Melusine
A witch who owns a magic supply store in Pennsylvania near Gillian Lennox's hometown and a supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Twilight who befriends Thea Harman when she moves to Las Vegas.''Dark Angel''.



* BlackBestFriend: To Thea, although her being black is really only brought up once.
* CommonalityConnection: Her friendship with Thea is kickstarted by them both being members of Circle Twilight (before Thea and Blaise moved in, Dani was the only Circle Twilight witch her age in the school).
* TheCutie: She's shy, but sweet-natured (see also NiceGirl).
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though she doesn't think much of humans, she balks at the idea of using magic to toy with them like Blaise does and is shown to be completely horrified when she sees firsthand [[LoveMakesYouCrazy the fall-out]] of one of Blaise's love spells. She doesn't seem to think much of Circle Midnight, either, they being witches who tend to use [[BlackMagic darker magic]] and have no issue hurting or killing humans.
* HumansAreBastards: Has this opinion, citing their racism towards people based on skin colour/ethnicity as just one example.
* NiceGirl: She's usually a friendly and compassionate girl, though she has a low opinion of humans. She doesn't agree with intentionally harming them for fun, however (see EveryoneHasStandards).
* SecretKeeper: For Thea in regards to her accidentally releasing Suzanne's spirit.

!! Vivienne Morrigan
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s.

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* BlackBestFriend: To Thea, although her being black CoolBigSis: Has shades of this towards Gillian, alongside BigBrotherMentor.
* GeniusCripple: She uses a wheelchair due to having a lost a leg in a boating accident, and
is really only brought up once.a talented and knowledgeable witch.
* CommonalityConnection: Her friendship MeaningfulName: She shares her name with Thea is kickstarted by them both being members of Circle Twilight (before Thea and Blaise moved in, Dani was the only Circle Twilight witch her age in the school).a water spirit/mermaid from folklore.
* TheCutie: She's shy, but sweet-natured (see also NiceGirl).
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though
TheMentor: Serves as one to Gillian [[spoiler: in regards to magic, after she doesn't think much of humans, she balks at the idea of using magic realises Angel is up to toy with them like Blaise does and is shown to be completely horrified when she sees firsthand [[LoveMakesYouCrazy the fall-out]] of one of Blaise's love spells. She doesn't seem to think much of Circle Midnight, either, they being witches who tend to use [[BlackMagic darker magic]] and have no issue hurting or killing humans.good]].
* HumansAreBastards: Has this opinion, citing their racism towards people based on skin colour/ethnicity as just one example.
* NiceGirl:
WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's usually a friendly implied to be in her late teens or early twenties, but comes across as being quite wise and compassionate girl, though she has a low opinion of humans. She doesn't agree with intentionally harming them mature for fun, however (see EveryoneHasStandards).
* SecretKeeper: For Thea in regards to
her accidentally releasing Suzanne's spirit.age.

!! Vivienne Morrigan
!!Sylvia Weald
One of the main antagonists of ''Black Dawn''.
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She witch related to the Harmans through her father, she turned against them after they wouldn't let her become one of them due to the matriarchal practices of the witches; she is now a member noblewoman of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s.the Dark Kingdom.



* TheCasanova: Implied to be a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means “life” or “lively”. It also happens to be one of names of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend or alternatively, Nimue, Merlin’s treacherous student/lover.
* PetTheDog: She kindly reassures Thea when Grandma Harman falls ill, insisting her mother’s magical chanting will help.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Selene. She’s noted to be quite vivacious and bold, in contrast to Selene’s more laid-back, even languid attitude.

!! Selene Lucna
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is a member of Circle Midnight and a friend of Blaise’s.

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* TheCasanova: Implied to be ClingyJealousGirl: Was apparently a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.one towards Miles, seeing as she outright admits she was jealous of his ''own sister'' due to his obvious affection for her, and [[WomanScorned her reaction]] to him refusing to work with her.
* MeaningfulName: Her name means “life” or “lively”. It also happens to be one of names of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend or alternatively, Nimue, Merlin’s treacherous student/lover.TheDragon: To Hunter Redfern. [[spoiler: She eventually turns against him]].
* PetTheDog: She kindly reassures Thea when Grandma Harman falls ill, insisting EmergencyTransformation: Defied. [[spoiler: After being mortally wounded helping the protagonists, she refuses Delos' offer to try and turn her mother’s magical chanting will help.into a vampire, stating that it probably wouldn't work anyway as the wood of the iron lance used to wound her would be toxic to her if she became a vampire]].
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Selene. She’s noted FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: In her backstory, she turned against the witches after they refused to let her join the Harman family (as the witches are matrilineal and Sylvia's mother was not a Harman) and is helping Hunter Redfern to defeat the witches and take over the world. [[spoiler: She later turns on Hunter and helps the protagonists by removing Delos's magical arm brace after Aradia implores her to as a 'daughter of Hellewise' and seemingly channels ''Hellewise herself''. Unfortunately for Sylvia, this leads to a RedemptionEqualsDeath: Hunter has her [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled with an iron lance]] for defying him. She's declared a "true daughter of Hellewise" and passes with the "blessing of all the witches" for her sacrifice]].
* GreenEyedMonster: She is crazy green-eyed over the fact "half-humans" get
to be quite vivacious accepted as Harmans because they're descended from female Harmans, whilst she, a 'pure' witch, is not counted as a Harman because her mother is from the Weald clan. She also admits she is very jealous of Miles and bold, Maggie's close bond.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She badly wanted to be counted as a Harman and have all the prestige that come with the name. She teams up with Hunter Redfern to get the [[DudeWheresMyRespect respect and power she believes she deserves]].
* ManipulativeBitch: Told Miles's family he died
in contrast a climbing accident [[spoiler: when she actually abducted him and had him turned into a shapeshifter when he rejected her]] and also abducts and tortures [[spoiler: Aradia, under the pretense of helping her]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: As per her Harman heritage.
* NotGoodWithRejection: She was so angry over being rejected by the Harmans she actively works with their greatest enemies
to Selene’s more laid-back, even languid attitude.destroy/overthrow them. She also didn't take Miles' rejection of [[WeCanRuleTogether her offer to be her consort]] well, either [[spoiler: kidnapping him, forcibly making him a shapeshifter and telling his family he was dead]].
* PurpleEyes: Has eyes the "exact colour of wood-violets", due to her Harman lineage.
* TeensAreMonsters: She's about seventeen during the events of ''Black Dawn'' and spends most of the book committing or being party to very immoral things (such as kidnapping, slavery, torture, attempted genocide and so on). [[spoiler: She regrets her actions in the end though and makes amends]].


!! Selene Lucna
A supporting character in ''Spellbinder''. She is
Winfrith ‘Winnie’ Arlin
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight'' and
a member of Circle Midnight Keller’s team, helping her track down and a friend of Blaise’s.protect Iliana.



* TheCasanova: Implied to be a bit of one, though not at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She’s fond of wearing violet, when she isn’t wearing black.
* MeaningfulName: Selene is a Greek moon goddess; Selene Lucna has white blonde hair and occasionally wears silver.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Described as having platinum blonde hair.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vivienne. She’s noted to be rather laid-back and unfazed by events around her, in contrast to Vivienne’s liveliness.
* WomanInWhite: Or silver, specifically, which she wears for the Samhain celebrations.

!!Aradia Crowley
A recurring character. Maiden of All the Witches, also known as 'the Blind Maiden', due to the fact she went blind as a child - in spite of this, she can still receive visions of the future, a rare and powerful gift.

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* TheCasanova: Implied BerserkButton: Insulting or trying to be a bit hurt Grandma Harman. Keller has to step between them out of one, though not concern Winnie will attack Iliana when she makes an insulting remark about the Crone and after she learns that [[spoiler: Grandma Harman was assassinated by shapeshifters]], she flips out at [[ReallyGetsAround Blaise]]’s level.Galen, even considering it a declaration of war before Iliana calms her down.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She’s fond of wearing violet, when BewareTheNiceOnes: As friendly as she isn’t wearing black.is most of the time, she’s a very powerful witch and has a temper. See also FantasticRacism.
* MeaningfulName: Selene FantasticRacism: Surfaces briefly. When [[spoiler: the Crone of the witches, Grandma Harman]] is murdered by shapeshifters, she goes off on a Greek moon goddess; Selene Lucna has white blonde hair tirade against shapeshifters in general and occasionally wears silver.basically condemns shapeshifters Keller and Galen as though they had a hand in the crime. But Iliana quickly puts her in her place and Winnie apologizes for her behavior.
* FieryRedHead: A strawberry blonde, who is described as being a “small but fiery orange comet”.

* MysticalWhiteHair: Described as having platinum blonde hair.InUniverseNickname: Winnie, which she usually goes by instead of her full name.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vivienne. She’s noted to be rather laid-back SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having “dancing” green eyes and unfazed by events around her, in contrast to Vivienne’s liveliness.strawberry blonde curls.
* WomanInWhite: Or silver, specifically, which she wears TheSmartGuy: Serves as this for the Samhain celebrations.team. [[SquishyWizard She’s not physically strong, but is a talented witch]] who knows a lot about spells, myths and legends and occasionally serves as MrExposition.
* SquishyWizard: She’s a formidable spellcaster, but lacks the superhuman strength and endurance of many of her teammates.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Grandma Harman. She holds her in the highest esteem and looks ready to hit Iliana, ''[[TheChosenOne the Witch Child]]'', when she insults her.


!!Aradia Crowley
A recurring character. Maiden of All the Witches, also known as 'the Blind Maiden', due to the fact she went blind as a child - in spite of this, she can still receive visions
!!Hecate Witch-Queen
The famous queen
of the future, a rare witches from prehistoric times and powerful gift. mother of Hellewise and Maya. Thousands of years ago, she united the witch tribes and defeated the dragons who had enslaved the world.



* AffectionateNickname: Maggie spends most of ''Black Dawn'' calling her Cady - short for Arcadia - after she mishears her name.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not actually mentioned in the novels.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Black Dawn''. Though we haven't seen the full extent of her abilities, it's telling that she's still capable of performing impressive magical feats despite being gravely ill, though she relies on Maggie's help quite a bit until she's healed.
* BlindSeer: Went blind as a child, but can still ‘see’ visions of the future or of significant events occurring far away.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with a goddess of magic and woodland.
* MysteriousWaif: In ''Black Dawn'', combined with MysticalWaif. There are hints dropped about her true identity for the reader, but [[TheProtagonist Maggie]] didn’t even know about the Night World until a few hours ago and so has no idea who she is – Aradia can’t explain who she is due to her illness. Maggie spends a lot of time trying to help and protect her and senses there’s something more to her due to her powers, with Aradia’s real identity being confirmed around the middle of the story.
* NearDeathExperience: After suffering a severe allergic reaction to a truth potion.
* NiceGirl: She's generally very kind and gentle, and surprisingly tolerant of humans for a Night Person.
* TheOjou: Though not royalty exactly, she's Maiden of the witches and is generally treated in a respectful and deferential manner. She's of the ProperLady variety, being a polite and refined girl with a quiet authority, but never haughty or bratty.
* ProphetEyes: Her eyes as described as being clouded and unfocused, but she can still ‘see’.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Maggie in ''Black Dawn''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a benevolent and levelheaded leader and tries to help the protagonists of ''Spellbinder'' and ''Witchlight'', usually within the rules and traditions of the witches, though she'll occasionally bend them, too.
* WillingChanneler: In the climax of ''Black Dawn'', she channels the spirit of [[spoiler: Hellewise]] and even briefly seems to take on her appearance in an attempt to appeal to Sylvia to help them. [[spoiler: It works]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's technically not a child, being in her late teens, but is still far wiser and more worldly than most people her age.
* YoungAndInCharge: She’s about 18 years old, but holds one of the highest ranking positions amongst the WitchSpecies. Justified in that she’s the Maiden of the Witches, representing young witches. That, and she's implied to be incredibly powerful and her visions come in very handy.

!! Melusine
A witch who owns a magic supply store in Pennsylvania near Gillian Lennox's hometown and a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.

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* AffectionateNickname: Maggie spends most TheDragonslayer: Possibly, although at the end of ''Black Dawn'' calling her Cady - short for Arcadia - after the war, she mishears her name.and the other witches actually put the dragons into an enchanted sleep and buried them deep underground to be forgotten, rather than kill them all.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not actually mentioned in TheHighQueen: She fought against the novels.dragons to free both witches and humans, whom the dragons had enslaved, and continues to be revered by all witches thousands of years after her death. Many witches call upon her name when using spells and even during her daughters' rule (not long after she passed away) members of her tribe would pray to her.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Black Dawn''. Though we haven't seen MeaningfulName: Hecate is the full extent Greek goddess of her abilities, it's telling that she's still capable of performing impressive magical feats despite being gravely ill, though she relies on Maggie's help quite a bit until she's healed.magic.
* BlindSeer: Went blind as a child, but can still ‘see’ visions of RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Led the future or of significant events occurring far away.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with
witches in a goddess of magic war to defeat the tyrannical dragons and woodland.brought about a period of peace and harmony.
* MysteriousWaif: In ''Black Dawn'', combined with MysticalWaif. There are hints dropped about her true identity for the reader, but [[TheProtagonist Maggie]] didn’t even know about the Night World until a few hours ago [[/folder]]

[[folder: The Harmans]]
The most famous
and so has no idea who she is – Aradia can’t explain who she is due to her illness. Maggie spends a lot of time trying to help and protect her and senses there’s something more to her due to her powers, with Aradia’s real identity being confirmed around the middle prestigious of the story.
* NearDeathExperience: After suffering a severe allergic reaction to a truth potion.
* NiceGirl: She's generally very kind
witch clans, directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and gentle, and surprisingly tolerant of humans for a Night Person.
* TheOjou: Though not
by extension, her mother Hecate Witch-Queen. They are sometimes seen as royalty exactly, she's Maiden of by the witches and is generally treated in a respectful and deferential manner. She's indeed many of the ProperLady variety, being a polite and refined girl with a quiet authority, but never haughty or bratty.
* ProphetEyes: Her eyes as described as being clouded and unfocused, but she can still ‘see’.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Maggie in ''Black Dawn''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She's a benevolent and levelheaded leader and tries to help the protagonists of ''Spellbinder'' and ''Witchlight'', usually within the rules and traditions of the witches, though she'll occasionally bend them, too.
* WillingChanneler: In the climax of ''Black Dawn'', she channels the spirit of [[spoiler: Hellewise]] and even briefly seems to take on her appearance in an attempt to appeal to Sylvia to help them. [[spoiler: It works]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's technically not a child, being in her late teens, but is still far wiser and more worldly than most people her age.
* YoungAndInCharge: She’s about 18 years old, but holds one of the highest ranking
them hold prominent positions amongst in the WitchSpecies. Justified in that she’s the Maiden of the Witches, representing young witches. That, and she's implied to be incredibly powerful and her visions come in very handy.

!! Melusine
A witch who owns a magic supply store in Pennsylvania near Gillian Lennox's hometown and a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.
Night World's government. Their surname was originally Hearth-Woman, before being modernised as Harman over time.



* CoolBigSis: Has shades of this towards Gillian, alongside BigBrotherMentor.
* GeniusCripple: She uses a wheelchair due to having a lost a leg in a boating accident, and is a talented and knowledgeable witch.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with a water spirit/mermaid from folklore.
* TheMentor: Serves as one to Gillian [[spoiler: in regards to magic, after she realises Angel is up to no good]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's implied to be in her late teens or early twenties, but comes across as being quite wise and mature for her age.

!!Sylvia Weald
One of the main antagonists of ''Black Dawn''. A witch related to the Harmans through her father, she turned against them after they wouldn't let her become one of them due to the matriarchal practices of the witches; she is now a noblewoman of the Dark Kingdom.

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!! In General
* CoolBigSis: Has shades of this towards Gillian, alongside BigBrotherMentor.
* GeniusCripple: She uses a wheelchair due to having a lost a leg in a boating accident,
BadassFamily: They are directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and is are some of the most powerful [[WitchSpecies witches in the world]].
* FamousAncestor: Hellewise Hearth-Woman to ''all'' the Harmans. To
a talented and knowledgeable witch.lesser extent, Maeve Harman as well to any Harmans born after the 17th century.
* MeaningfulName: She shares her name with FeudingFamilies: With the Redferns in the past, but they resolved it via a water spirit/mermaid from folklore.'blood-tie' and some AltarDiplomacy.
* HeirClubForMen: Inverted. Witches are matriarchal, so lineage is passed down through the women.
* LongLostRelative: Two family members, Emmeth and Elspeth, went missing as babies and were presumed to be dead. Turns they actually survived and had kids of their own, so there are several characters who discover they're actually long-lost Harmans, or related to them.

* TheMentor: Serves as one MysticalWhiteHair: A common trait.
* PurpleEyes: Many members have violet eyes.

!!Hellewise Hearth-Woman
A legendary figure in witch history. She was leader of the prehistoric witch tribes, who sacrificed herself
to Gillian [[spoiler: in regards fight her twin sister Maya to magic, after she realises Angel is up to no good]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears:
protect her people. She's implied to be in her late teens or early twenties, but comes across revered as being quite wise a hero by the witches and mature for her age.

!!Sylvia Weald
One
is the direct ancestor of the main antagonists of ''Black Dawn''. A witch related to the Harmans through her father, she turned against them after they wouldn't let her become one of them due to the matriarchal practices of the witches; she is now a noblewoman of the Dark Kingdom.Harmans.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Was apparently a bit of one towards Miles, seeing as she outright admits she was jealous of his ''own sister'' due to his obvious affection for her, and [[WomanScorned her reaction]] to him refusing to work with her.
* TheDragon: To Hunter Redfern. [[spoiler: She eventually turns against him]].
* EmergencyTransformation: Defied. [[spoiler: After being mortally wounded helping the protagonists, she refuses Delos' offer to try and turn her into a vampire, stating that it probably wouldn't work anyway as the wood of the iron lance used to wound her would be toxic to her if she became a vampire]].
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: In her backstory, she turned against the witches after they refused to let her join the Harman family (as the witches are matrilineal and Sylvia's mother was not a Harman) and is helping Hunter Redfern to defeat the witches and take over the world. [[spoiler: She later turns on Hunter and helps the protagonists by removing Delos's magical arm brace after Aradia implores her to as a 'daughter of Hellewise' and seemingly channels ''Hellewise herself''. Unfortunately for Sylvia, this leads to a RedemptionEqualsDeath: Hunter has her [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled with an iron lance]] for defying him. She's declared a "true daughter of Hellewise" and passes with the "blessing of all the witches" for her sacrifice]].
* GreenEyedMonster: She is crazy green-eyed over the fact "half-humans" get to be accepted as Harmans because they're descended from female Harmans, whilst she, a 'pure' witch, is not counted as a Harman because her mother is from the Weald clan. She also admits she is very jealous of Miles and Maggie's close bond.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She badly wanted to be counted as a Harman and have all the prestige that come with the name. She teams up with Hunter Redfern to get the [[DudeWheresMyRespect respect and power she believes she deserves]].
* ManipulativeBitch: Told Miles's family he died in a climbing accident [[spoiler: when she actually abducted him and had him turned into a shapeshifter when he rejected her]] and also abducts and tortures [[spoiler: Aradia, under the pretense of helping her]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: As per her Harman heritage.
* NotGoodWithRejection: She was so angry over being rejected by the Harmans she actively works with their greatest enemies to destroy/overthrow them. She also didn't take Miles' rejection of [[WeCanRuleTogether her offer to be her consort]] well, either [[spoiler: kidnapping him, forcibly making him a shapeshifter and telling his family he was dead]].
* PurpleEyes: Has eyes the "exact colour of wood-violets", due to her Harman lineage.
* TeensAreMonsters: She's about seventeen during the events of ''Black Dawn'' and spends most of the book committing or being party to very immoral things (such as kidnapping, slavery, torture, attempted genocide and so on). [[spoiler: She regrets her actions in the end though and makes amends]].

!! Winfrith ‘Winnie’ Arlin
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight'' and a member of Keller’s team, helping her track down and protect Iliana.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Was apparently a bit of one towards Miles, seeing as she outright admits she BeautyEqualsGoodness: She was jealous of his ''own sister'' due to his obvious affection for her, very beautiful and [[WomanScorned also very kind and goodhearted. This is a sharp contrast to her reaction]] to him refusing to work with her.sister, [[BeautyIsBad who whilst beautiful, is definitely]] ''[[BeautyIsBad not]]'' [[BeautyIsBad a nice person]].
* TheDragon: To Hunter Redfern. [[spoiler: She eventually turns BigGood: Was this back in the Stone Age to the witches and humans, during the war against him]].Maya.
* EmergencyTransformation: Defied. [[spoiler: After being mortally wounded helping CainAndAbel: Her twin sister Maya challenged her to single combat for the protagonists, she refuses Delos' offer right to control their tribe. Hellewise succeeded in driving her away, but died of her injuries.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Maya was sorely mistaken in believing her sister was too gentle and loving
to try and turn stop her. Although no details of their duel are given, Hellewise managed to defeat Maya ''despite'' the fact she was a vampire - with enhanced strength, speed, senses etc. - who retained her into a vampire, stating that it probably wouldn't work anyway as the wood of the iron lance used to wound her would be toxic to her if she became a vampire]].witch abilities too.
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: In her backstory, she turned against the witches after they refused to let her join the Harman family (as the witches are matrilineal HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Had blonde hair and Sylvia's mother was not a Harman) very compassionate and is helping Hunter Redfern to defeat the witches and take over the world. [[spoiler: She later turns on Hunter and helps the protagonists by removing Delos's magical arm brace after Aradia implores her to as a 'daughter of Hellewise' and seemingly channels ''Hellewise herself''. Unfortunately for Sylvia, this leads to a RedemptionEqualsDeath: Hunter has her [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled with an iron lance]] for defying him. She's declared a "true daughter of Hellewise" and passes with the "blessing of all the witches" for her sacrifice]].purehearted.
* GreenEyedMonster: HeroicSacrifice: Died of her injuries after fighting her twin sister to the death, to protect her tribe.
* MeaningfulName:
She is crazy green-eyed over the fact "half-humans" get was said to be accepted as Harmans because they're descended from female Harmans, whilst she, a 'pure' witch, is not counted as a Harman because her mother is from the Weald clan. She also admits she is very jealous of Miles and Maggie's close bond."wise".
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She badly wanted to be counted as a Harman and have all the prestige NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's mentioned that come she actually helped Maya in her research to become immortal, but refused to go through with it when she learnt it would involve human sacrifice. Maya, however, had no such compunctions and the name. She teams up with Hunter Redfern to get the [[DudeWheresMyRespect respect and power she believes she deserves]].rest is history.
* ManipulativeBitch: Told Miles's family he died in a climbing accident [[spoiler: when she actually abducted him and had him turned into a shapeshifter when he rejected her]] and also abducts and tortures [[spoiler: Aradia, under the pretense PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for ''thousands'' of helping her]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: As per her Harman heritage.
* NotGoodWithRejection: She was so angry over being rejected
years by the Harmans she actively works with their greatest enemies to destroy/overthrow them. She also didn't take Miles' rejection events of [[WeCanRuleTogether her offer to be her consort]] well, either [[spoiler: kidnapping him, forcibly making him a shapeshifter and telling his family he was dead]].the series.
* PurpleEyes: Has eyes ShipTease: With Thierry, although it ultimately doesn't go anywhere. Given that the "exact colour [[AllThereInTheManual family tree and fanguide]] state she married Thierry's brother, this may add an element of wood-violets", due SettleForSibling.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Her modern-day descendant Thea is said
to greatly resemble her Harman lineage.
* TeensAreMonsters: She's about seventeen during the events of ''Black Dawn''
in both appearance and spends most of the book committing or being party to very immoral things (such as kidnapping, slavery, torture, attempted genocide and so on). [[spoiler: She regrets her actions in the end though and makes amends]].demeanour.

!! Winfrith ‘Winnie’ Arlin
One
!!Edgith 'Grandma' Harman
The matriarch
of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight'' Harmans and a member Crone of Keller’s team, helping her track down All the Witches. Grandmother to Thea and protect Iliana. Blaise. A recurring character.



* BerserkButton: Insulting or trying to hurt Grandma Harman. Keller has to step between them out of concern Winnie will attack Iliana when she makes an insulting remark about the Crone and after she learns that [[spoiler: Grandma Harman was assassinated by shapeshifters]], she flips out at Galen, even considering it a declaration of war before Iliana calms her down.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As friendly as she is most of the time, she’s a very powerful witch and has a temper. See also FantasticRacism.
* FantasticRacism: Surfaces briefly. When [[spoiler: the Crone of the witches, Grandma Harman]] is murdered by shapeshifters, she goes off on a tirade against shapeshifters in general and basically condemns shapeshifters Keller and Galen as though they had a hand in the crime. But Iliana quickly puts her in her place and Winnie apologizes for her behavior.
* FieryRedHead: A strawberry blonde, who is described as being a “small but fiery orange comet”.
* InUniverseNickname: Winnie, which she usually goes by instead of her full name.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having “dancing” green eyes and strawberry blonde curls.
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as this for the team. [[SquishyWizard She’s not physically strong, but is a talented witch]] who knows a lot about spells, myths and legends and occasionally serves as MrExposition.
* SquishyWizard: She’s a formidable spellcaster, but lacks the superhuman strength and endurance of many of her teammates.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Grandma Harman. She holds her in the highest esteem and looks ready to hit Iliana, ''[[TheChosenOne the Witch Child]]'', when she insults her.

!!Hecate Witch-Queen
The famous queen of the witches from prehistoric times and mother of Hellewise and Maya. Thousands of years ago, she united the witch tribes and defeated the dragons who had enslaved the world.

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* BerserkButton: Insulting or trying to hurt Grandma Harman. Keller has to step between them out of concern Winnie will attack Iliana when she makes an insulting remark about OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: She's universally loved and respected by all the Crone and after she learns that witches (and later by [[spoiler: Grandma Harman was assassinated by shapeshifters]], she flips out at Galen, even considering it a declaration most of war before Iliana calms Circle Daybreak]], too.
* ApronMatron: Comes across as this, particularly in regards to
her down.granddaughters and apprentices.
* BigGood: To the witches [[spoiler: and Circle Daybreak]].

* BewareTheNiceOnes: As friendly as CoolOldLady: She doesn't take crap from anyone, [[spoiler: leads a resistance]] is Crone of all the Witches, and she's close to a hundred years old.
* DisappointedInYou: Towards Thea when
she is most of learns [[spoiler: she broke the time, she’s a very powerful witch rules and has performed a temper. See also FantasticRacism.forbidden summoning spell. She says that she expected this kind of behavior from Blaise, but thought that Thea "had more sense"]].
* FantasticRacism: Surfaces briefly. When IronLady: She got to be the matriarch of the Harmans, [[spoiler: the Crone co-leader of Circle Daybreak]] and co-leader of the witches, Grandma Harman]] is murdered by shapeshifters, she goes off on a tirade against shapeshifters in general and basically condemns shapeshifters Keller and Galen as though they had a hand in the crime. But Iliana quickly puts her in her place and Winnie apologizes witches for her behavior.
* FieryRedHead: A strawberry blonde, who is described as being
a “small but fiery orange comet”.very good reason.
* InUniverseNickname: Winnie, which KilledOffForReal: In ''Witchlight'', she usually goes is [[spoiler:[[CruelAndUnusualDeath mauled to death]] by instead of her full name.shapeshifters]].
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler: Revealed to co-lead Circle Daybreak]].
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Lives and breathes this trope, though it could also be that she just prefers to cut the crap and get to the point quickly.

* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Described as having “dancing” green eyes and strawberry blonde curls.
* TheSmartGuy: Serves as this for
SoProudOfYou: Towards Thea after witnessing her [[spoiler: successfully sending Suzanne's ghost back to the team. [[SquishyWizard She’s not physically strong, but is a talented witch]] who knows a lot about spells, myths and legends and occasionally serves as MrExposition.
* SquishyWizard: She’s a formidable spellcaster, but lacks the superhuman strength and endurance of many of her teammates.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Grandma Harman. She holds her in the highest esteem and looks ready to hit Iliana, ''[[TheChosenOne the Witch Child]]'', when she insults her.
spirit almost single-handedly]].

!!Hecate Witch-Queen
!!Thea Harman
The famous queen main protagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is the witches from prehistoric times granddaughter of Grandma Harman and mother of Hellewise and Maya. Thousands of years ago, cousin to Blaise, whom she united the witch tribes and defeated the dragons who had enslaved the world.was raised with. She's also Eric's soulmate.



* TheDragonslayer: Possibly, although at the end of the war, she and the other witches actually put the dragons into an enchanted sleep and buried them deep underground to be forgotten, rather than kill them all.
* TheHighQueen: She fought against the dragons to free both witches and humans, whom the dragons had enslaved, and continues to be revered by all witches thousands of years after her death. Many witches call upon her name when using spells and even during her daughters' rule (not long after she passed away) members of her tribe would pray to her.
* MeaningfulName: Hecate is the Greek goddess of magic.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Led the witches in a war to defeat the tyrannical dragons and brought about a period of peace and harmony.
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[[folder: The Harmans]]
The most famous and prestigious of the witch clans, directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and by extension, her mother Hecate Witch-Queen. They are sometimes seen as royalty by the witches and indeed many of them hold prominent positions in the Night World's government. Their surname was originally Hearth-Woman, before being modernised as Harman over time.

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* TheDragonslayer: Possibly, although at BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: In the end of the war, climax, she yells at Eric to get out, calling him a "stupid human" and the other witches actually put the dragons into insisting she doesn't need him in an enchanted sleep attempt to keep him safe from Suzanne. [[spoiler: Eric, being GenreSavvy, knows exactly what's she's doing and buried them deep underground to be forgotten, rather than kill them all.stays put]].
* TheHighQueen: She fought against the dragons to free both witches and humans, whom the dragons had enslaved, and continues DeadGuyJunior: Implied. Her middle name is stated to be revered by all witches thousands of years after Sophia, whilst the fanguide and family tree reveal her death. Many witches call upon her late mother's name when using spells and even during her daughters' rule (not long after she passed away) members of her tribe would pray to her.was also Sophia.
* MeaningfulName: Hecate is the Greek goddess of magic.DisappearedDad: Her father died in unspecified circumstances when she was a baby.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Led EveryoneLovesBlondes: Has "yellow" blonde hair and is very beautiful.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has a particular affinity for animals - being able to telepathically communicate with them - and even tries to help humans, despite her derision and distrust of them.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Blaise for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Thea, though also beautiful, is
the witches in a war to defeat the tyrannical dragons Smart Sister, being far more sensible, bookish and brought about a period conscientious of peace and harmony.her studies.
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* HealingHands: Demonstrates this ability to an extent, using her innate power bolstered by a crystal to heal Eric's snakebite early in ''Spellbinder''.
* IndifferentBeauty: To an extent. Though she’s aware she’s quite beautiful, she never really focuses much on it, especially in contrast to [[ProudBeauty Blaise]].
The Harmans]]
The most famous
only time she makes a real effort with her looks is for the Homecoming Dance, to impress [[LoveInterest Eric]].
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Eric.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy / ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She tries to distance herself from Eric
and prestigious even puts a love spell on him so he'll fall for a different girl, out of fear he'll get hurt from being with her. [[spoiler: It completely fails]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Blaise are
the last generation of Harmans. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Thea is the 'day' to her cousin Blaise's 'night'.
* LightIsGood: She has blonde hair, often wears [[WomanInWhite white or light coloured clothing]] and pretty much exclusively uses WhiteMagic. Even [[MeaningfulName her name]] refers to a Greek goddess associated with light and translates as “holy” or “divine”.
* MagicalGirlfriend: To Eric, to an extent. He's a somewhat geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, whilst she's an incredibly powerful
witch clans, directly descended from who belongs to the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and by extension, her mother Hecate Witch-Queen. They are sometimes seen as royalty by closest thing the witches have to a royal family, completely turning his life upside down once she comes into it.
* MeaningfulAppearance / UncannyFamilyResemblance: She is said to greatly resemble Hellewise, her ancestress who was born
and indeed many of them hold prominent positions lived in the ''Stone Age''. Thea becomes heroic like her and also [[spoiler: joins Circle Daybreak, who are dedicated to uniting humans and Night World's government. Their surname was originally Hearth-Woman, before being modernised People, as Hellewise once was]].
* MissingMom: Her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to her]].
* MoralityPet: Is arguably one to [[AntiHero Blaise]].
* MrExposition: Serves as this to Hannah in ''Soulmate'', explaining about [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak and their current goals]] to her.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Blaise have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to summon a benevolent witch spirit to protect Eric from Blaise, using a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden ritual]]...and [[GoneHorriblyWrong accidentally unleashes Suzanne Blanchet]], a very dangerous witch with a serious grudge against humankind (though Blaise's interference didn't exactly help, either).
* OnlyICanKillHim: Justified; only the witch who summoned a spirit can send that spirit back 'beyond the veil', so it's up to Thea to banish Suzanne when she accidentally summons her to the mortal plane.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Blaise have just moved in with their Grandma
Harman over time.after Blaise got them kicked out of their last school.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her attraction to [[NiceGuy Eric]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She can hear animals' thoughts and so understands them to an extent.
* SympathyForTheDevil: She pities [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Suzanne]] for what was done to her, especially during the banishing ritual, where for a moment, she sees that Suzanne was [[NotSoDifferent once a young girl not unlike herself]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In the climax of ''Spellbinder'', while sending back the spirit she unintentionally summoned, Thea states:
--> "By the power of Earth and Air and Water! By the power of Fire on this night of Hecate! By my own power as a daughter of Hellewise! Go speedily, conveniently and without delay, you bitch!"
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Secret Vampire'', she very kindly offers to be a blood donor for Poppy when she sees she’s starving.
* WomanInWhite: During the Samhain celebrations (and the novel's climax), she wears a white shift, like her FamousAncestor Hellewise.

!! Blaise Harman
Grandma Harman's granddaughter and cousin to Thea, whom she thinks of as a sister.



!! In General
* BadassFamily: They are directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman and are some of the most powerful [[WitchSpecies witches in the world]].
* FamousAncestor: Hellewise Hearth-Woman to ''all'' the Harmans. To a lesser extent, Maeve Harman as well to any Harmans born after the 17th century.
* FeudingFamilies: With the Redferns in the past, but they resolved it via a 'blood-tie' and some AltarDiplomacy.
* HeirClubForMen: Inverted. Witches are matriarchal, so lineage is passed down through the women.
* LongLostRelative: Two family members, Emmeth and Elspeth, went missing as babies and were presumed to be dead. Turns they actually survived and had kids of their own, so there are several characters who discover they're actually long-lost Harmans, or related to them.
* MysticalWhiteHair: A common trait.
* PurpleEyes: Many members have violet eyes.

!!Hellewise Hearth-Woman
A legendary figure in witch history. She was leader of the prehistoric witch tribes, who sacrificed herself to fight her twin sister Maya to protect her people. She's revered as a hero by the witches and is the direct ancestor of the Harmans.

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!! In General
* BadassFamily: They are directly descended from the legendary Hellewise Hearth-Woman BastardGirlfriend: Seems to be this to her dates and are some of the most powerful [[WitchSpecies witches boyfriends (though it’s usually in the world]].
form psychological/emotional abuse rather than physical abuse). They all still find her incredibly hot.
* FamousAncestor: Hellewise Hearth-Woman to ''all'' the Harmans. To a lesser extent, Maeve Harman as well to any Harmans born after the 17th century.TheCasanova: [[GenderFlip Female version]].
* FeudingFamilies: With the Redferns CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Thea describes her as having "curves galore".
* {{Delinquent}}: Though not elaborated on, her misbehavior has resulted
in the past, but her and Thea being expelled from at least ''five'' different schools since they resolved it via a 'blood-tie' and some AltarDiplomacy.
* HeirClubForMen: Inverted. Witches are matriarchal, so lineage is passed down through the women.
* LongLostRelative: Two family members, Emmeth and Elspeth, went missing as babies and
were presumed to be dead. Turns they actually survived and had kids of sophomores. At their own, so there are several characters who discover they're actually long-lost Harmans, last school, she somehow persuaded her boyfriend to ''burn down the gym'' for her. She also uses forbidden spells and materials, has no issues stealing ingredients and frequently casts love spells on boys that effectively enslaves them to her and, it’s implied, makes them do bad or related to them.humiliating things for her own amusement.
* MysticalWhiteHair: A common trait.
* PurpleEyes: Many members have violet eyes.

!!Hellewise Hearth-Woman
A legendary figure in witch history.
DiscOneFinalBoss: She was leader starts out as the main antagonist in ''Spellbinder'', threatening to get Thea expelled with her antics or steal away her LoveInterest and possibly harm him…until the middle of the prehistoric witch tribes, story, when Thea accidentally summons the ghost of Suzanne Blanchet, who sacrificed is far more dangerous than Blaise. Although Blaise continues to make trouble for Thea, it’s clear that Suzanne is the bigger threat [[spoiler: and Blaise puts herself to fight firmly in AntiHero territory by helping out Thea and Eric in the end]].
* DudeMagnet: She "reels guys in by just ''being''". And she [[AttentionWhore loves every minute of it]].
* FemmeFatale: Oh, yes. Thea even compares
her twin sister Maya to protect [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]], the Greek goddess of love and beauty, for her people. love schemes (though what Blaise creates with her spells seems to be closer to obsessive infatuation than true love).
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She is boy-crazy, makes jewelry in her spare time and loves to dress up. She also wears a tuxedo to the Homecoming Dance (paired with stilettos) and never keeps her room clean.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Thea for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Blaise is the Beautiful Sister, being far more flirtatious and outgoing than Thea and largely concerning herself with boys and partying, though she's far from stupid either.
* GrayEyes:
She's revered described as a hero by having "smouldering" grey eyes, both highlighting her attractiveness and mysterious nature, as well as the witches fact she's a 'morally gray' character.
* HotWitch: She's considered insanely attractive even by [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Night People standards]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all her flaws, Blaise genuinely loves her family (especially [[MoralityPet Thea]])
and in the end she [[spoiler: switches the memory potion with iced tea so that Thea and Eric can live together in peace]].
* KickTheMoralityPet: She plots to seduce and either drive away or kill Eric, Thea's soulmate. However, this is only because she fears that Thea will be executed for breaking Night World law - in Blaise's mind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist she's doing the right thing]]. Ultimately [[spoiler: subverted, as Blaise's love spells don't work and she later helps Thea and Eric stay together]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Thea are the last generation of Harmans [[spoiler: even more so for Blaise when Thea leaves the Night World to be with Eric at the end of ''Spellbinder'']]. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Blaise
is the direct ancestor 'night' to her cousin Thea's 'day'.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Thea have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NervesOfSteel: She doesn’t so much as flinch when an obviously unstable [[spoiler: Randy]] threatens her with a straight razor and when she’s brought before [[spoiler: the Inner Circle to answer for her crimes]], she simply [[HairFlip tosses her hair]], looks bored and complains about missing the Samhain celebrations.
* ProudBeauty: She is well-aware of her good looks and the effect she has on men, frequently choosing outfits she knows will highlight or enhance her beauty further.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start
of the Harmans.series, she and Thea have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after she got them kicked out of their last school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Has this look, like [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Maya]], whom she is said to resemble.
* SentOffToWorkForRelatives: [[spoiler: After it's discovered she was working illegal love spells, she gets packed off to live with her strict Aunt Ursula at her fortress-like home, the Convent, as punishment]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Played with in the case of Thea and Eric. She initially wants to help them get together, but only because she assumes Thea just wants to fool around with Eric. When Thea confides that Eric is her soulmate, Blaise does everything she can to keep them apart, due to the fact it endangers Thea. [[spoiler: In the end though, she seems happy for them, defending them to the Inner Circle and even switching the memory potion they have to take to be together so that Thea will remember being a witch, giving her the best of both worlds]].
* TheTease: One of her main tactics when toying with boys.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Apparently to Maya, the evil sister of Hellewise. However, Blaise is ''much'' nicer than her and has a much better relationship with her family.
* UnscrupulousHero: Is this most of the time, sometimes drifting towards NominalHero.

!!Gillian Lennox
The main protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. She's a shy, misfit girl whose life is changed forever when she meets her mysterious 'guardian Angel'.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: She was very beautiful and also very kind and goodhearted. This is a sharp contrast to her sister, [[BeautyIsBad who whilst beautiful, is definitely]] ''[[BeautyIsBad not]]'' [[BeautyIsBad a nice person]].
* BigGood: Was this back in the Stone Age to the witches and humans, during the war against Maya.
* CainAndAbel: Her twin sister Maya challenged her to single combat for the right to control their tribe. Hellewise succeeded in driving her away, but died of her injuries.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Maya was sorely mistaken in believing her sister was too gentle and loving to try and stop her. Although no details of their duel are given, Hellewise managed to defeat Maya ''despite'' the fact she was a vampire - with enhanced strength, speed, senses etc. - who retained her witch abilities too.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Had blonde hair and was very compassionate and purehearted.
* HeroicSacrifice: Died of her injuries after fighting her twin sister to the death, to protect her tribe.
* MeaningfulName: She was said to be very "wise".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's mentioned that she actually helped Maya in her research to become immortal, but refused to go through with it when she learnt it would involve human sacrifice. Maya, however, had no such compunctions and the rest is history.
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for ''thousands'' of years by the events of the series.
* ShipTease: With Thierry, although it ultimately doesn't go anywhere. Given that the [[AllThereInTheManual family tree and fanguide]] state she married Thierry's brother, this may add an element of SettleForSibling.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Her modern-day descendant Thea is said to greatly resemble her in both appearance and demeanour.

!!Edgith 'Grandma' Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans and Crone of All the Witches. Grandmother to Thea and Blaise. A recurring character.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: She was very beautiful and also very kind and goodhearted. This is a sharp contrast to her sister, [[BeautyIsBad who whilst beautiful, is definitely]] ''[[BeautyIsBad not]]'' [[BeautyIsBad a nice person]].AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Starts showing signs of this after becoming popular; see BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
* BigGood: Was this back in the Stone Age AnimalMotif: Dragonflies. Angel nicknames her "dragonfly", saying she is "iridescent" like one. Notably, dragonflies also tend to the witches symbolise self-realisation and humans, during the war against Maya.personal growth, which is a big part of Gillian's CharacterDevelopment.
* CainAndAbel: Her twin sister Maya challenged her BeautifulAllAlong / SheCleansUpNicely: Turns out to single combat for the right be this after getting a make-over. [[spoiler: Later revealed to control their tribe. Hellewise succeeded in driving her away, but died of her injuries.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Maya was sorely mistaken in believing her sister was too gentle and loving to try and stop her. Although no details of their duel are given, Hellewise managed to defeat Maya ''despite'' the fact she was
be a vampire - with enhanced strength, speed, senses etc. - who retained her witch abilities too.HotWitch, too]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Had blonde hair BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Angel recommends this to her, having her dress in more revealing clothes and was very compassionate behave in a more sultry and purehearted.flirtatious manner, to get David's attention. It certainly works, though as it turns out, [[spoiler: David really loves her for the person she is BeneathTheMask, especially seeing as they're soulmates, and Gillian tones it down in the end once she gains more confidence in herself]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Died BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Learns this the hard way. She becomes popular…by completely changing who she is, manipulating people and becoming something of an AlphaBitch. She also pushes away the one real friend she had and worse, gives a rival [[spoiler: ''flesh-eating bacteria in her arm that nearly results in a finger being amputated'']]. Luckily, she wises up and tries to put things right.
* BerserkButton: Making fun
of her injuries mother. It takes a bit for Angel to calm Gillian down after fighting she overhears people gossiping about how her twin sister to the death, to protect her tribe.
* MeaningfulName: She
mother is a drunk and it later turns out [[spoiler: she was said to be very "wise".so angry she inadvertantly shattered a window with telekinesis]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's mentioned that BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Tanya]] and [[BetaBitch Kim]] find this out the hard way after she learns she's actually helped Maya in her research to become immortal, but refused to go through with it when she learnt it would involve human sacrifice. Maya, however, had no such compunctions and the rest is history.[[spoiler: a witch]].
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for ''thousands'' of years by the events of the series.ChildhoodFriendRomance: Played with. Gillian has loved David from afar ever since he [[RescueRomance saved her from being buried under snow]] as a kid, but he [[AllLoveIsUnrequited barely even knows she exists]]. They eventually get together though.
* ShipTease: With Thierry, although it ultimately doesn't go anywhere. Given that ClassicalAntiHero: She starts out as very shy, awkward and lonely, wishing she were popular but too afraid to pursue her goals. Her character arc largely revolves around her becoming more [[GrewASpine confident, adventurous and capable of standing up for herself]], as well as learning the [[AllThereInTheManual family tree and fanguide]] state she married Thierry's brother, this may add an element importance of SettleForSibling.[[BeYourself not changing yourself to fit in]].
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: {{Curse}}: [[spoiler: She puts two a rather effective ones on Tanya and Kim, to stop their intended revenge plot against her and David – she gives Kim strep throat to prevent her from talking and gives Tanya what she thinks is bad rash on her arm to stop her from writing or typing. It’s a little too effective in fact and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she’s horrified]] when she realizes how much damage she did]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: She begins [[SignificantWardrobeShift wearing black quite a bit after her make-over]], but she’s never evil (at worst, she’s a budding AlphaBitch before her JerkassRealization).
* DudeMagnet: Becomes something of one after her make-over, with many guys that previously ignored/didn't notice her fawning over her and vying for her attention.
* FanservicePack: She begins wearing more revealing outfits and bright red lipstick, and cuts her hair short early in the story. Hence, she goes from looking like a dorky fourteen year old (she's actually sixteen) to a "Parisian model" or "a girl with a reputation".
* IJustWantToBeLoved / IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToHaveFriends: At the beginning of the story, Gillian wants more than anything to be [[InWithTheInCrowd part of the popular crowd]] and to have David as her boyfriend. She eventually gets everything she ever wanted and more [[spoiler: (she finds out she’s a powerful witch)]] but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor at a cost]]...
* ImportantHairCut: Cuts her hair short as part of her extreme make-over and becomes far more confident and outspoken.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She eventually [[spoiler: confesses all]] to [[spoiler: David]] after he [[spoiler: is nearly killed by Angel]], fully expecting him to reject her after this. [[spoiler: She’s stunned when he not only forgives and accepts her as she is, but reveals he truly loves her]].
* JerkassRealization: Has one after learning [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya went ''way'' too far]].
* LastGirlWins: For [[spoiler: David]].
* MindOverMatter: [[spoiler: It's revealed she unknowingly used telekinesis to shatter a mirror and a window when something made her angry or upset]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya caused her to be hospitalised with ''flesh-eating bacteria'' in her arm, and that she's [[NotSoDifferent essentially becoming a nasty, vengeful AlphaBitch just like her]]]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's an indicator that she's actually [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* NearDeathExperience: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', she temporarily dies of hypothermia after falling into an icy creek, but is allowed to choose whether to move on or come back to the life as it wasn't '[[ItIsNotYourTime her time]]' to go. Goes without saying that she [[BackFromTheDead chooses to come back]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to her small stature, delicate features and shyness, she's often mistaken for being thirteen or fourteen rather than her sixteen years. This changes after her make-over.
* OpposedMentors: She eventually has to choose between Angel, who has become something of an EvilMentor, and Melusine, who is something of a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]. [[spoiler: She picks the latter]].
* ParentalNeglect:
Her modern-day descendant Thea mother is said to greatly resemble an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] and spends most of her time hung over in both appearance bed (though it's obvious she [[ParentsAsPeople does love her]]). Her father spends most of his time working and demeanour.actually [[ParentalAbandonment moves out]] at the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', without telling her.
* ProudBeauty: Starts to show signs of this after her make-over, though in her defense she spent most of her adolescence up to this point [[IAmNotPretty hating her appearance]]. She also never lets it get to the point of narcissism.
* PurpleEyes: Another clue to her being [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* TheRival: To Tanya, for [[LoveTriangle David]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Comes across as this at first, before TakingALevelInBadass / [[GrewASpine Growing A Spine]].
* TooDumbToLive: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel''. Would you go investigate a strange noise, in a forest, by yourself, in the middle of winter? ''By yourself?'' Somewhat subverted in that she ''does'' actually die from this stupidity...
* VoodooDoll: She uses two wax dolls to [[spoiler: curse Tanya and Kim. With Melusine’s help, she later uses the dolls to remove the curses as well]].


!!Edgith 'Grandma' Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans and Crone of All the Witches. Grandmother to Thea and Blaise. A recurring character.
!! Gwen Lennox
Gillian Lennox's mother; a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.



* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: She's universally loved and respected by all the witches (and later by [[spoiler: most of Circle Daybreak]], too.
* ApronMatron: Comes across as this, particularly in regards to her granddaughters and apprentices.
* BigGood: To the witches [[spoiler: and Circle Daybreak]].
* CoolOldLady: She doesn't take crap from anyone, [[spoiler: leads a resistance]] is Crone of all the Witches, and she's close to a hundred years old.
* DisappointedInYou: Towards Thea when she learns [[spoiler: she broke the rules and performed a forbidden summoning spell. She says that she expected this kind of behavior from Blaise, but thought that Thea "had more sense"]].
* IronLady: She got to be the matriarch of the Harmans, [[spoiler: co-leader of Circle Daybreak]] and co-leader of the witches for a very good reason.
* KilledOffForReal: In ''Witchlight'', she is [[spoiler:[[CruelAndUnusualDeath mauled to death]] by shapeshifters]].
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler: Revealed to co-lead Circle Daybreak]].
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Lives and breathes this trope, though it could also be that she just prefers to cut the crap and get to the point quickly.
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Thea after witnessing her [[spoiler: successfully sending Suzanne's ghost back to the spirit almost single-handedly]].

!!Thea Harman
The main protagonist of ''Spellbinder''. She is the granddaughter of Grandma Harman and cousin to Blaise, whom she was raised with. She's also Eric's soulmate.

to:

* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: She's universally loved AlcoholicParent: To Gillian. Very much PlayedForDrama, as her drinking causes her to neglect Gillian and respected by all the witches (and later by [[spoiler: most of Circle Daybreak]], too.
* ApronMatron: Comes across as this, particularly in regards to her granddaughters and apprentices.
* BigGood: To the witches [[spoiler: and Circle Daybreak]].
she can't hold down a job.
* CoolOldLady: She AwfulWeddedLife: It's strongly implied her drinking and depressive states have [[DeadSparks ruined her relationship]] with her husband; Gillian indicates they fight a lot and that her dad sometimes doesn't take crap from anyone, even bother coming home. He actually moves out early in the story. [[spoiler: leads a resistance]] is Crone of all He comes back in the Witches, end though and she's close to has his arm around Gwen, [[MaybeEverAfter suggesting a hundred years old.
* DisappointedInYou: Towards Thea when she learns [[spoiler: she broke the rules and performed a forbidden summoning spell. She says that she expected this kind of behavior from Blaise, but thought that Thea "had more sense"]].
possible reconciliation]]]].
* IronLady: She got DrowningMySorrows: She's implied to be the matriarch of the Harmans, depressed and copes with it by drinking. [[spoiler: co-leader of Circle Daybreak]] and co-leader of the witches for a very good reason.It's later confirmed that she first began drinking as she believed she was [[SanitySlippage losing her mind]] due to having 'hallucinations', which she didn't realise were actually psychic abilities]].
* KilledOffForReal: NoNameGiven: In ''Witchlight'', she is [[spoiler:[[CruelAndUnusualDeath mauled ''Dark Angel'', she's simply referred to death]] by shapeshifters]].
* RebelLeader: [[spoiler: Revealed to co-lead Circle Daybreak]].
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Lives
as Mrs Lennox or Gillian's mother. The [[AllThereInTheManual fanguide and breathes this trope, though it could also be that she just prefers to cut the crap and get to the point quickly.family tree]] reveal her first name is Gwen.
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Thea after witnessing ParentsAsPeople: Although [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], it's obvious she does love her daughter; a notable example being when she helps straighten up Gillian's new haircut and compliments her on how well it suits her. Gillian, for her part, flips out when people mock her mother's alcoholism [[spoiler: successfully sending Suzanne's ghost back and gains a new understanding and sympathy for her when Angel reveals she's a lost witch too]].
* PinkElephants: She often hallucinates when she drinks heavily, seeing or hearing things that aren't there. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted later on; it turns out that she began 'hallucinating' ''before'' she began drinking, and that her 'hallucinations' are actually her [[PowerIncontinence latent witch powers playing up]]]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She's actually a descendent of Elspeth Harman and a lost witch, passing on her abilities
to the spirit almost single-handedly]].her daughter]].

!!Thea Harman
The
!!Iliana Dominick
One of the
main protagonist protagonists of ''Spellbinder''. ''Witchlight''. She is a lost Harman, the granddaughter third Wild Power and the Witch Child, destined to unite the witches and shapeshifters and save the world.
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* ArrangedMarriage: With Galen. [[spoiler: Averted, much to Keller's relief.]]
* BadassBoast: In the climax
of ''Witchlight'':
--> ''Azhdeha! Hashteher! Tiamat! Poisonous Serpent! Cold-blooded Biter! Rastaban! Anguis! I am a witch and the daughter of a witch. Mine was the hand that took your power; mine was the hand that buried you in silence. Hecate was the most ancient of my mothers. Hecate's hand is my hand now. Mine is the hand that sends you back! Mine is the power of the ages! Mine is the power OF THE END OF THE WORLD!''
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: She declares herself blood sisters with Keller after performing a blood tie with her]].
* TheChick: She’s [[TheHeart the most gentle and compassionate]] of the group in ''Witchlight'', though also [[TheLoad rather delicate and helpless]]…[[TookALevelInBadass at first]], anyway.
* TheChosenOne: Is one of the Wild Powers and is the Witch Child.
* TheDragonslayer: [[spoiler: In the end, she is the one who takes down Azhdeha]].
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Keller.
* HiddenDepths: She initially comes across as a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] [[TheDitz ditz]], but is revealed to genuinely well-liked amongst her peers and very compassionate and altruistic, often helping out her classmates and their families and doing community work. That, and being an incredibly powerful witch, though she only embraces her true potential near the end.
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: For most of ''Witchlight''.
* TheIngenue: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Winnie explains that Iliana is "Too pure for this stuff," not a coward. Not to mention Iliana's silver-gold hair, violet eyes, 'glow,' and the fact that a small character is described as ''almost'' as small as she is.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax, after spending the entire book as TheLoad, she is [[DarkestHour the only hero left standing]] and manages to finally [[spoiler: summon blue fire]] and [[spoiler: single handedly finishes off Azhdeha]], whilst making an incredibly BadassBoast.
* TheLoad: For most of ''Witchlight'', before [[TookALevelInBadass taking some serious levels in badass]].
* MagneticHero: She is known to be very charismatic and friendly, easily attracting and befriending other people.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has silver-gold hair.
* ProphecyTwist: In her capacity as the Witch Child, Iliana is told that she is destined to secure an alliance between shapeshifters and witches by marrying the crown prince of the royal shapeshifter house. Instead [[spoiler: she declares herself blood sister to werepanther Keller, who is Galen's soulmate, and declares that this form the basis of the alliance]].
* {{Protectorate}}: To Keller and her team.
* PurpleEyes: Has light violet eyes.
* StrongFamilyResemblance:
Grandma Harman and cousin to Blaise, whom states she looks "exactly" like her own mother when she was raised with. She's also Eric's soulmate.her age.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a flighty DistressedDamsel. In the end, she's able to nearly singlehandedly fight and take down [[spoiler: a dragon]] and heal her friends' injuries with magic.

!!Maeve Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans in the 17th century. Wife of Hunter Redfern, mother of Garnet, Lily, Dove and Roseclear. She’s responsible for uniting the witches and lamia.



* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: In the climax, she yells at Eric to get out, calling him a "stupid human" and insisting she doesn't need him in an attempt to keep him safe from Suzanne. [[spoiler: Eric, being GenreSavvy, knows exactly what's she's doing and stays put]].
* DeadGuyJunior: Implied. Her middle name is stated to be Sophia, whilst the fanguide and family tree reveal her late mother's name was also Sophia.
* DisappearedDad: Her father died in unspecified circumstances when she was a baby.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Has "yellow" blonde hair and is very beautiful.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has a particular affinity for animals - being able to telepathically communicate with them - and even tries to help humans, despite her derision and distrust of them.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Blaise for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Thea, though also beautiful, is the Smart Sister, being far more sensible, bookish and conscientious of her studies.
* HealingHands: Demonstrates this ability to an extent, using her innate power bolstered by a crystal to heal Eric's snakebite early in ''Spellbinder''.
* IndifferentBeauty: To an extent. Though she’s aware she’s quite beautiful, she never really focuses much on it, especially in contrast to [[ProudBeauty Blaise]]. The only time she makes a real effort with her looks is for the Homecoming Dance, to impress [[LoveInterest Eric]].
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Eric.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy / ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She tries to distance herself from Eric and even puts a love spell on him so he'll fall for a different girl, out of fear he'll get hurt from being with her. [[spoiler: It completely fails]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Blaise are the last generation of Harmans. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Thea is the 'day' to her cousin Blaise's 'night'.
* LightIsGood: She has blonde hair, often wears [[WomanInWhite white or light coloured clothing]] and pretty much exclusively uses WhiteMagic. Even [[MeaningfulName her name]] refers to a Greek goddess associated with light and translates as “holy” or “divine”.
* MagicalGirlfriend: To Eric, to an extent. He's a somewhat geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, whilst she's an incredibly powerful witch who belongs to the closest thing the witches have to a royal family, completely turning his life upside down once she comes into it.
* MeaningfulAppearance / UncannyFamilyResemblance: She is said to greatly resemble Hellewise, her ancestress who was born and lived in the ''Stone Age''. Thea becomes heroic like her and also [[spoiler: joins Circle Daybreak, who are dedicated to uniting humans and Night People, as Hellewise once was]].
* MissingMom: Her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to her]].
* MoralityPet: Is arguably one to [[AntiHero Blaise]].
* MrExposition: Serves as this to Hannah in ''Soulmate'', explaining about [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak and their current goals]] to her.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Blaise have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to summon a benevolent witch spirit to protect Eric from Blaise, using a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden ritual]]...and [[GoneHorriblyWrong accidentally unleashes Suzanne Blanchet]], a very dangerous witch with a serious grudge against humankind (though Blaise's interference didn't exactly help, either).
* OnlyICanKillHim: Justified; only the witch who summoned a spirit can send that spirit back 'beyond the veil', so it's up to Thea to banish Suzanne when she accidentally summons her to the mortal plane.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Blaise have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after Blaise got them kicked out of their last school.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her attraction to [[NiceGuy Eric]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She can hear animals' thoughts and so understands them to an extent.
* SympathyForTheDevil: She pities [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Suzanne]] for what was done to her, especially during the banishing ritual, where for a moment, she sees that Suzanne was [[NotSoDifferent once a young girl not unlike herself]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In the climax of ''Spellbinder'', while sending back the spirit she unintentionally summoned, Thea states:
--> "By the power of Earth and Air and Water! By the power of Fire on this night of Hecate! By my own power as a daughter of Hellewise! Go speedily, conveniently and without delay, you bitch!"
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Secret Vampire'', she very kindly offers to be a blood donor for Poppy when she sees she’s starving.
* WomanInWhite: During the Samhain celebrations (and the novel's climax), she wears a white shift, like her FamousAncestor Hellewise.

!! Blaise Harman
Grandma Harman's granddaughter and cousin to Thea, whom she thinks of as a sister.

to:

* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: In AltarDiplomacy: She (reluctantly) married Hunter to bring peace between their families and unite the climax, she yells at Eric to get out, calling him a "stupid human" and insisting she doesn't need him Night People in an attempt to keep him safe the face of extinction from Suzanne. [[spoiler: Eric, being GenreSavvy, knows exactly what's she's doing and stays put]].humankind.
* DeadGuyJunior: Implied. Her middle name is stated to be Sophia, whilst MamaBear: Downplayed. When she left Hunter, she took their youngest daughter with her so that Hunter wouldn’t negatively influence her (seeing how [[DaddysLittleVillain Lily]] turned out, this was probably a very wise decision) and she created powerful protective spells over the fanguide lamia enclaves to keep her remaining daughters and family tree reveal her late mother's name was also Sophia.their descendants safe from harm after Dove’s death.
* DisappearedDad: Her father died in unspecified circumstances when she was a baby.OutlivingOnesOffspring: The untimely death of her daughter, Dove, prompted her to briefly return to the Redferns, though only to help create the lamia enclaves to protect her remaining daughters.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Has "yellow" blonde hair ParentalFavouritism: She possibly liked Roseclear best, as she was her only daughter who was a witch like her and is very beautiful.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has a particular affinity for animals - being able to telepathically communicate
the only one she took with them - and her when she left her husband. Not to say that she didn’t love her lamia daughters too; it’s even tries to help humans, despite possible Hunter wouldn’t ''let'' her derision and distrust of them.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Blaise for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Thea, though also beautiful, is the Smart Sister, being far more sensible, bookish and conscientious
take any of her studies.other daughters with her.
* HealingHands: Demonstrates this ability to an extent, using her innate power bolstered by a crystal to heal Eric's snakebite early in ''Spellbinder''.
* IndifferentBeauty: To an extent. Though she’s aware she’s quite beautiful, she never really focuses much on it, especially in contrast to [[ProudBeauty Blaise]]. The only time she makes a real effort with her looks is for
PosthumousCharacter: She lived and died centuries before the Homecoming Dance, to impress [[LoveInterest Eric]].main events of the series.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Eric.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy / ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: She tries to distance herself from Eric
SmallRoleBigImpact: She’s only mentioned a few times, but is a very important character in the grand scheme of things; without her, the Night World would not exist, witches and even puts a love spell on him so he'll fall for a different girl, out of fear he'll get hurt from lamia could well have been driven to extinction, many modern Redferns and Harmans that are major characters wouldn’t have been born (they being with her. [[spoiler: It completely fails]].directly descended from her) and there would be no lamia enclaves.
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she UnwantedSpouse: She despised Hunter, eventually separating from him altogether and Blaise are the last generation of Harmans. Subverted when female descendants living elsewhere with their youngest daughter, Roseclear (the only one of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].daughters who was born a witch), as she didn’t want him influencing her.

!! Roseclear Harman
The youngest daughter of Hunter Redfern and Maeve Harman. Unlike her three older sisters, she was born a witch, not a lamia, and was raised in witch culture by her mother. She’s the direct ancestor of most, if not all, modern Harmans.
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* DisappearedDad: She was raised away from her father and apparently had very limited contact with him. Considering the kind of guy Hunter is, this was probably a good thing.

* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Thea is FlatCharacter: Out of all of Hunter and Maeve’s daughters, we know the 'day' to her cousin Blaise's 'night'.
* LightIsGood: She has
least about her; we don’t even know what she looked like (although a [[{{Fanon}} popular fan theory]] is that she had [[MysticalWhiteHair white blonde hair, often wears [[WomanInWhite white or light coloured clothing]] hair]] and pretty much exclusively uses WhiteMagic. Even [[MeaningfulName her name]] refers to a Greek goddess associated with light and translates as “holy” or “divine”.[[PurpleEyes violet eyes]], these being traits commonly found in the Harman family).
* MagicalGirlfriend: To Eric, to an extent. He's LineageComesFromTheFather: Averted. She was born a somewhat geeky OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, whilst she's an incredibly powerful witch who belongs to like her mother. Maeve solidified this by raising her away from her father’s influence, she bore the closest thing the witches have to a royal family, completely turning his life upside surname of Harman, not Redfern, and passed this down once she comes into it.to her own daughter.
* MeaningfulAppearance / UncannyFamilyResemblance: She is said to greatly resemble Hellewise, her ancestress who was born and lived in PosthumousCharacter: She’s been deceased for centuries by the ''Stone Age''. Thea becomes heroic like her and also [[spoiler: joins Circle Daybreak, who are dedicated to uniting humans and Night People, as Hellewise once was]].
* MissingMom: Her mother [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to her]].
timeline of the main events of the series.
* MoralityPet: Is arguably one TheUnfavourite: Implied. Hunter always wanted sons as it is, so he was bitterly disappointed to [[AntiHero Blaise]].
* MrExposition: Serves as this to Hannah in ''Soulmate'', explaining about [[spoiler: Circle Daybreak
get four daughters. Given his [[FantasticRacism general disdain for witches]] and their current goals]] to her.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Blaise have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over
the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to summon a benevolent witch spirit to protect Eric from Blaise, using a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden ritual]]...and [[GoneHorriblyWrong accidentally unleashes Suzanne Blanchet]], a
fact he never seemed very dangerous witch bothered that Maeve took Roseclear to live with a serious grudge against humankind (though Blaise's interference didn't exactly help, either).
* OnlyICanKillHim: Justified; only the witch who summoned a spirit can send that spirit back 'beyond the veil', so it's up to Thea to banish Suzanne
her when she accidentally summons left him, it can be assumed he cared for Roseclear the least out of all his daughters. [[PlayingWithATrope On the other hand]], her mother apparently liked her best out of all her daughters, as she was the only one who was a witch like her, and she raised her to be her heir and carry on the mortal plane.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start
Harman line.

!! Mal Harman
One
of the series, she and Blaise have just moved in main characters of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of the soulmates of Sarah Strange and, unusually, is stated as being a vampire-witch hybrid, with their Grandma a Harman after Blaise got them kicked out of their last school.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her attraction to [[NiceGuy Eric]].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She can hear animals' thoughts
mother and so understands them to an extent.
* SympathyForTheDevil: She pities [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Suzanne]] for what was done to her, especially during the banishing ritual, where for a moment, she sees that Suzanne was [[NotSoDifferent once a young girl not unlike herself]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In the climax of ''Spellbinder'', while sending back the spirit she unintentionally summoned, Thea states:
--> "By the power of Earth and Air and Water! By the power of Fire on this night of Hecate! By my own power as a daughter of Hellewise! Go speedily, conveniently and without delay, you bitch!"
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: In her EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Secret Vampire'', she very kindly offers to be a blood donor for Poppy when she sees she’s starving.
* WomanInWhite: During the Samhain celebrations (and the novel's climax), she wears a white shift, like her FamousAncestor Hellewise.

!! Blaise Harman
Grandma Harman's granddaughter and cousin to Thea, whom she thinks of as a sister.
Redfern father.



* BastardGirlfriend: Seems to be this to her dates and boyfriends (though it’s usually in the form psychological/emotional abuse rather than physical abuse). They all still find her incredibly hot.
* TheCasanova: [[GenderFlip Female version]].
* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Thea describes her as having "curves galore".
* {{Delinquent}}: Though not elaborated on, her misbehavior has resulted in her and Thea being expelled from at least ''five'' different schools since they were sophomores. At their last school, she somehow persuaded her boyfriend to ''burn down the gym'' for her. She also uses forbidden spells and materials, has no issues stealing ingredients and frequently casts love spells on boys that effectively enslaves them to her and, it’s implied, makes them do bad or humiliating things for her own amusement.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: She starts out as the main antagonist in ''Spellbinder'', threatening to get Thea expelled with her antics or steal away her LoveInterest and possibly harm him…until the middle of the story, when Thea accidentally summons the ghost of Suzanne Blanchet, who is far more dangerous than Blaise. Although Blaise continues to make trouble for Thea, it’s clear that Suzanne is the bigger threat [[spoiler: and Blaise puts herself firmly in AntiHero territory by helping out Thea and Eric in the end]].
* DudeMagnet: She "reels guys in by just ''being''". And she [[AttentionWhore loves every minute of it]].
* FemmeFatale: Oh, yes. Thea even compares her to [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]], the Greek goddess of love and beauty, for her love schemes (though what Blaise creates with her spells seems to be closer to obsessive infatuation than true love).
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She is boy-crazy, makes jewelry in her spare time and loves to dress up. She also wears a tuxedo to the Homecoming Dance (paired with stilettos) and never keeps her room clean.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes with Thea for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Blaise is the Beautiful Sister, being far more flirtatious and outgoing than Thea and largely concerning herself with boys and partying, though she's far from stupid either.
* GrayEyes: She's described as having "smouldering" grey eyes, both highlighting her attractiveness and mysterious nature, as well as the fact she's a 'morally gray' character.
* HotWitch: She's considered insanely attractive even by [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Night People standards]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all her flaws, Blaise genuinely loves her family (especially [[MoralityPet Thea]]) and in the end she [[spoiler: switches the memory potion with iced tea so that Thea and Eric can live together in peace]].
* KickTheMoralityPet: She plots to seduce and either drive away or kill Eric, Thea's soulmate. However, this is only because she fears that Thea will be executed for breaking Night World law - in Blaise's mind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist she's doing the right thing]]. Ultimately [[spoiler: subverted, as Blaise's love spells don't work and she later helps Thea and Eric stay together]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Thea are the last generation of Harmans [[spoiler: even more so for Blaise when Thea leaves the Night World to be with Eric at the end of ''Spellbinder'']]. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Blaise is the 'night' to her cousin Thea's 'day'.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Thea have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NervesOfSteel: She doesn’t so much as flinch when an obviously unstable [[spoiler: Randy]] threatens her with a straight razor and when she’s brought before [[spoiler: the Inner Circle to answer for her crimes]], she simply [[HairFlip tosses her hair]], looks bored and complains about missing the Samhain celebrations.
* ProudBeauty: She is well-aware of her good looks and the effect she has on men, frequently choosing outfits she knows will highlight or enhance her beauty further.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Thea have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after she got them kicked out of their last school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Has this look, like [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Maya]], whom she is said to resemble.
* SentOffToWorkForRelatives: [[spoiler: After it's discovered she was working illegal love spells, she gets packed off to live with her strict Aunt Ursula at her fortress-like home, the Convent, as punishment]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Played with in the case of Thea and Eric. She initially wants to help them get together, but only because she assumes Thea just wants to fool around with Eric. When Thea confides that Eric is her soulmate, Blaise does everything she can to keep them apart, due to the fact it endangers Thea. [[spoiler: In the end though, she seems happy for them, defending them to the Inner Circle and even switching the memory potion they have to take to be together so that Thea will remember being a witch, giving her the best of both worlds]].
* TheTease: One of her main tactics when toying with boys.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Apparently to Maya, the evil sister of Hellewise. However, Blaise is ''much'' nicer than her and has a much better relationship with her family.
* UnscrupulousHero: Is this most of the time, sometimes drifting towards NominalHero.

!!Gillian Lennox
The main protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. She's a shy, misfit girl whose life is changed forever when she meets her mysterious 'guardian Angel'.

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* BastardGirlfriend: Seems to be this to her dates and boyfriends (though it’s usually in the form psychological/emotional abuse rather than physical abuse). They all still find her incredibly hot.
* TheCasanova: [[GenderFlip Female version]].
ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.
* CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces: Thea describes her as having "curves galore".
* {{Delinquent}}: Though not elaborated on, her misbehavior has resulted
FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one with Kierlan, especially in her and Thea being expelled from at least ''five'' different schools since they were sophomores. At their last school, she somehow persuaded her boyfriend regards to ''burn down the gym'' for her. She also uses forbidden spells and materials, has no issues stealing ingredients and frequently casts love spells on boys that effectively enslaves them to her and, it’s implied, makes them do bad or humiliating things for her own amusement.Sarah.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: She starts out as {{Hybrid}}: He's stated to be a vampire-witch hybrid - his mother is a witch and his father is a lamia, though usually the main antagonist in ''Spellbinder'', threatening to get Thea expelled with her antics or steal away her LoveInterest and possibly harm him…until the middle offspring of the story, when Thea accidentally summons the ghost of Suzanne Blanchet, who is far more dangerous a lamia-witch pairing will be either or, rather than Blaise. Although Blaise continues a true hybrid. Whether or not he'll have any kind of  HybridPower due to make trouble for Thea, it’s clear that Suzanne is the bigger threat [[spoiler: and Blaise puts herself firmly in AntiHero territory by helping out Thea and Eric in the end]].his lineage remains to be seen.
* DudeMagnet: She "reels guys in by just ''being''". And she [[AttentionWhore loves every minute LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of it]].Sarah's soulmates, the other being Kierlan Drache.
* FemmeFatale: Oh, yes. Thea even compares her to [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]], the Greek goddess of love and beauty, for her love schemes (though what Blaise creates with her spells TheStoic: He's seems to be closer to obsessive infatuation than true love).
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She is boy-crazy, makes jewelry in her spare time
have a rather aloof demeanour and loves to dress up. She also wears a tuxedo to is "the master of the Homecoming Dance (paired with stilettos) and never keeps her room clean.cold stare", though he's warmer towards [[LoveInterest Sarah]].
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She competes ThoseTwoGuys: With Kierlan. They're both constantly hanging around with Thea for Eric's affections (although they're technically cousins, they were raised together and refer to each other as sisters). Blaise is the Beautiful Sister, being far more flirtatious and outgoing than Thea and largely concerning herself with boys and partying, though she's far from stupid either.Sarah.
* GrayEyes: She's [[/folder]]

[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] into a particular animal. They are said or
described as having "smouldering" grey eyes, both highlighting her attractiveness and mysterious nature, to have traits of this animal even in their human forms. Most shapeshifters are born shapeshifters, though humans can be turned into a shapeshifter as well as the fact she's a 'morally gray' character.
* HotWitch: She's considered insanely attractive even by [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace Night People standards]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all her flaws, Blaise genuinely loves her family (especially [[MoralityPet Thea]]) and in the end she [[spoiler: switches the memory potion with iced tea so that Thea and Eric can live together in peace]].
* KickTheMoralityPet: She plots to seduce and either drive away or kill Eric, Thea's soulmate. However,
(it is not entirely clear how this is only because she fears that Thea will be executed for breaking Night World law - in Blaise's mind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist she's doing the right thing]]. Ultimately [[spoiler: subverted, as Blaise's love spells don't work and she later helps Thea and Eric stay together]].
* LastOfHerKind: Somewhat. It’s mentioned that she and Thea are the last generation of Harmans [[spoiler: even more so for Blaise when Thea leaves the Night World to be with Eric at the end of ''Spellbinder'']]. Subverted when female descendants of their [[LongLostRelative missing great aunt Elspeth]] [[ThereIsAnother turn up later on]].
* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Blaise is the 'night' to her cousin Thea's 'day'.
* {{Nephewism}}: She and Thea have been raised by a number of different relatives, including aunts and uncles, over the years (mostly because Blaise keeps getting them expelled from school).
* NervesOfSteel: She doesn’t so much as flinch when an obviously unstable [[spoiler: Randy]] threatens her with a straight razor and when she’s brought before [[spoiler: the Inner Circle to answer for her crimes]], she simply [[HairFlip tosses her hair]], looks bored and complains about missing the Samhain celebrations.
* ProudBeauty: She is well-aware of her good looks and the effect she has on men, frequently choosing outfits she knows will highlight or enhance her beauty further.
* RaisedByGrandparents: At the start of the series, she and Thea have just moved in with their Grandma Harman after she got them kicked out of their last school.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Has this look, like [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Maya]], whom she is said to resemble.
* SentOffToWorkForRelatives: [[spoiler: After it's discovered she was working illegal love spells, she gets packed off to live with her strict Aunt Ursula at her fortress-like home, the Convent, as punishment]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Played with in the case of Thea and Eric. She initially wants to help them get together, but only because she assumes Thea just wants to fool around with Eric. When Thea confides that Eric is her soulmate, Blaise does everything she can to keep them apart, due to the fact it endangers Thea. [[spoiler: In the end though, she seems happy for them, defending them to the Inner Circle and even switching the memory potion they have to take to be together so that Thea will remember being a witch, giving her the best of both worlds]].
* TheTease: One of her main tactics when toying with boys.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Apparently to Maya, the evil sister of Hellewise. However, Blaise is ''much'' nicer than her and has a much better relationship with her family.
* UnscrupulousHero: Is this most of the time, sometimes drifting towards NominalHero.
done).

!!Gillian Lennox
The main protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. She's a shy, misfit girl whose life is changed forever when
!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom
she meets her mysterious 'guardian Angel'.spends most of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears in suspicious circumstances.



* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Starts showing signs of this after becoming popular; see BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
* AnimalMotif: Dragonflies. Angel nicknames her "dragonfly", saying she is "iridescent" like one. Notably, dragonflies also tend to symbolise self-realisation and personal growth, which is a big part of Gillian's CharacterDevelopment.
* BeautifulAllAlong / SheCleansUpNicely: Turns out to be this after getting a make-over. [[spoiler: Later revealed to be a HotWitch, too]].
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Angel recommends this to her, having her dress in more revealing clothes and behave in a more sultry and flirtatious manner, to get David's attention. It certainly works, though as it turns out, [[spoiler: David really loves her for the person she is BeneathTheMask, especially seeing as they're soulmates, and Gillian tones it down in the end once she gains more confidence in herself]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Learns this the hard way. She becomes popular…by completely changing who she is, manipulating people and becoming something of an AlphaBitch. She also pushes away the one real friend she had and worse, gives a rival [[spoiler: ''flesh-eating bacteria in her arm that nearly results in a finger being amputated'']]. Luckily, she wises up and tries to put things right.
* BerserkButton: Making fun of her mother. It takes a bit for Angel to calm Gillian down after she overhears people gossiping about how her mother is a drunk and it later turns out [[spoiler: she was so angry she inadvertantly shattered a window with telekinesis]].
* BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Tanya]] and [[BetaBitch Kim]] find this out the hard way after she learns she's actually [[spoiler: a witch]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Played with. Gillian has loved David from afar ever since he [[RescueRomance saved her from being buried under snow]] as a kid, but he [[AllLoveIsUnrequited barely even knows she exists]]. They eventually get together though.
* ClassicalAntiHero: She starts out as very shy, awkward and lonely, wishing she were popular but too afraid to pursue her goals. Her character arc largely revolves around her becoming more [[GrewASpine confident, adventurous and capable of standing up for herself]], as well as learning the importance of [[BeYourself not changing yourself to fit in]].
* {{Curse}}: [[spoiler: She puts two a rather effective ones on Tanya and Kim, to stop their intended revenge plot against her and David – she gives Kim strep throat to prevent her from talking and gives Tanya what she thinks is bad rash on her arm to stop her from writing or typing. It’s a little too effective in fact and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she’s horrified]] when she realizes how much damage she did]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: She begins [[SignificantWardrobeShift wearing black quite a bit after her make-over]], but she’s never evil (at worst, she’s a budding AlphaBitch before her JerkassRealization).
* DudeMagnet: Becomes something of one after her make-over, with many guys that previously ignored/didn't notice her fawning over her and vying for her attention.
* FanservicePack: She begins wearing more revealing outfits and bright red lipstick, and cuts her hair short early in the story. Hence, she goes from looking like a dorky fourteen year old (she's actually sixteen) to a "Parisian model" or "a girl with a reputation".
* IJustWantToBeLoved / IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToHaveFriends: At the beginning of the story, Gillian wants more than anything to be [[InWithTheInCrowd part of the popular crowd]] and to have David as her boyfriend. She eventually gets everything she ever wanted and more [[spoiler: (she finds out she’s a powerful witch)]] but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor at a cost]]...
* ImportantHairCut: Cuts her hair short as part of her extreme make-over and becomes far more confident and outspoken.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She eventually [[spoiler: confesses all]] to [[spoiler: David]] after he [[spoiler: is nearly killed by Angel]], fully expecting him to reject her after this. [[spoiler: She’s stunned when he not only forgives and accepts her as she is, but reveals he truly loves her]].
* JerkassRealization: Has one after learning [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya went ''way'' too far]].
* LastGirlWins: For [[spoiler: David]].
* MindOverMatter: [[spoiler: It's revealed she unknowingly used telekinesis to shatter a mirror and a window when something made her angry or upset]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya caused her to be hospitalised with ''flesh-eating bacteria'' in her arm, and that she's [[NotSoDifferent essentially becoming a nasty, vengeful AlphaBitch just like her]]]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's an indicator that she's actually [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* NearDeathExperience: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', she temporarily dies of hypothermia after falling into an icy creek, but is allowed to choose whether to move on or come back to the life as it wasn't '[[ItIsNotYourTime her time]]' to go. Goes without saying that she [[BackFromTheDead chooses to come back]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to her small stature, delicate features and shyness, she's often mistaken for being thirteen or fourteen rather than her sixteen years. This changes after her make-over.
* OpposedMentors: She eventually has to choose between Angel, who has become something of an EvilMentor, and Melusine, who is something of a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]. [[spoiler: She picks the latter]].
* ParentalNeglect: Her mother is an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] and spends most of her time hung over in bed (though it's obvious she [[ParentsAsPeople does love her]]). Her father spends most of his time working and actually [[ParentalAbandonment moves out]] at the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', without telling her.
* ProudBeauty: Starts to show signs of this after her make-over, though in her defense she spent most of her adolescence up to this point [[IAmNotPretty hating her appearance]]. She also never lets it get to the point of narcissism.
* PurpleEyes: Another clue to her being [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* TheRival: To Tanya, for [[LoveTriangle David]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Comes across as this at first, before TakingALevelInBadass / [[GrewASpine Growing A Spine]].
* TooDumbToLive: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel''. Would you go investigate a strange noise, in a forest, by yourself, in the middle of winter? ''By yourself?'' Somewhat subverted in that she ''does'' actually die from this stupidity...
* VoodooDoll: She uses two wax dolls to [[spoiler: curse Tanya and Kim. With Melusine’s help, she later uses the dolls to remove the curses as well]].

!! Gwen Lennox
Gillian Lennox's mother; a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Starts showing signs of this after becoming popular; see BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him into a falcon shapeshifter and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into a human. After Maggie finds him and removes the band, however, he’s able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].
* AnimalMotif: Dragonflies. Angel nicknames BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her "dragonfly", saying if she is "iridescent" like one. Notably, dragonflies also tend to symbolise self-realisation and personal growth, which is a big part of Gillian's CharacterDevelopment.makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.
* BeautifulAllAlong / SheCleansUpNicely: Turns out to be this ChronicHeroSyndrome: To an extent. Moments after getting a make-over. meeting [[spoiler: Later revealed Aradia]], he was compelled to be a HotWitch, too]].help her in any way possible and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common with his sister.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Angel recommends this to her, having her dress in more revealing clothes and behave in a more sultry and flirtatious manner, to get David's attention. It certainly works, though as it turns out, CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees
[[spoiler: David really loves her for the person she is BeneathTheMask, especially seeing as they're soulmates, and Gillian tones it down in the end once she gains more confidence in herself]].becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Learns this DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the hard way. She becomes popular…by completely changing who start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she is, manipulating people [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and becoming something of an AlphaBitch. She also pushes away the one real friend because she had and worse, gives a rival realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. [[spoiler: ''flesh-eating bacteria in her arm that nearly results in a finger being amputated'']]. Luckily, she wises up and tries to put things right.
* BerserkButton: Making fun of her mother. It takes a bit for Angel to calm Gillian down after she overhears people gossiping about how her mother is a drunk and it later
In the end, he turns out [[spoiler: she was so angry she inadvertantly shattered a window with telekinesis]].to be alive and well]].
* BullyingADragon: [[AlphaBitch Tanya]] and [[BetaBitch Kim]] find this out the hard way after she learns she's actually DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. [[spoiler: a witch]].She rescues him in the end]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Played with. Gillian has loved David from afar ever since he [[RescueRomance saved her from being buried under snow]] LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as a kid, but he [[AllLoveIsUnrequited barely even knows she exists]]. They eventually get together though.Sylvia and Delos claim. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].
* ClassicalAntiHero: She starts out as very shy, awkward and lonely, wishing SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when [[spoiler: she were popular but too afraid to pursue her goals. Her character arc largely revolves around her becoming more [[GrewASpine confident, adventurous and capable of standing up succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying he knew she’d come for herself]], as well as learning the importance of [[BeYourself not changing yourself to fit in]].him]].
* {{Curse}}: [[spoiler: She puts two a rather effective ones on Tanya and Kim, to stop their intended revenge plot against her and David – she gives Kim strep throat to prevent her from talking and gives Tanya what she thinks is bad rash on her arm to stop her from writing or typing. It’s a little too effective in fact and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she’s horrified]] when she realizes how much damage she did]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: !!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''.
She begins [[SignificantWardrobeShift wearing black quite is a bit after her make-over]], but she’s never evil (at worst, she’s a budding AlphaBitch before her JerkassRealization).
* DudeMagnet: Becomes something of
panther shapeshifter and one after her make-over, with many guys that previously ignored/didn't notice her fawning over her of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and vying protect Iliana in time for her attention.
* FanservicePack: She begins wearing more revealing outfits and bright red lipstick, and cuts her hair short early in the story. Hence, she goes from looking like a dorky fourteen year old (she's actually sixteen)
ArrangedMarriage to a "Parisian model" or "a girl with a reputation".
* IJustWantToBeLoved / IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToHaveFriends: At the beginning of the story, Gillian wants more than anything
Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out to be [[InWithTheInCrowd part of the popular crowd]] and to have David as her boyfriend. She eventually gets everything she ever wanted and more [[spoiler: (she finds out she’s a powerful witch)]] but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor at a cost]]...
* ImportantHairCut: Cuts her hair short as part of her extreme make-over and becomes far more confident and outspoken.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She eventually [[spoiler: confesses all]] to [[spoiler: David]] after he [[spoiler: is nearly killed by Angel]], fully expecting him to reject her after this. [[spoiler: She’s stunned when he not only forgives and accepts her as she is, but reveals he truly loves her]].
* JerkassRealization: Has one after learning [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya went ''way'' too far]].
* LastGirlWins: For [[spoiler: David]].
* MindOverMatter: [[spoiler: It's revealed she unknowingly used telekinesis to shatter a mirror and a window when something made her angry or upset]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises [[spoiler: her curse on Tanya caused her to be hospitalised with ''flesh-eating bacteria'' in her arm, and that she's [[NotSoDifferent essentially becoming a nasty, vengeful AlphaBitch just like her]]]].
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's an indicator that she's actually [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* NearDeathExperience: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', she temporarily dies of hypothermia after falling into an icy creek, but is allowed to choose whether to move on or come back to the life as it wasn't '[[ItIsNotYourTime her time]]' to go. Goes without saying that she [[BackFromTheDead chooses to come back]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to her small stature, delicate features and shyness, she's often mistaken for being thirteen or fourteen rather than her sixteen years. This changes after her make-over.
* OpposedMentors: She eventually has to choose between Angel, who has become something of an EvilMentor, and Melusine, who is something of a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]. [[spoiler: She picks the latter]].
* ParentalNeglect: Her mother is an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] and spends most of her time hung over in bed (though it's obvious she [[ParentsAsPeople does love her]]). Her father spends most of his time working and actually [[ParentalAbandonment moves out]] at the beginning of ''Dark Angel'', without telling her.
* ProudBeauty: Starts to show signs of this after her make-over, though in her defense she spent most of her adolescence up to this point [[IAmNotPretty hating her appearance]]. She also never lets it get to the point of narcissism.
* PurpleEyes: Another clue to her being [[spoiler: a lost Harman]].
* TheRival: To Tanya, for [[LoveTriangle David]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Comes across as this at first, before TakingALevelInBadass / [[GrewASpine Growing A Spine]].
* TooDumbToLive: At the beginning of ''Dark Angel''. Would you go investigate a strange noise, in a forest, by yourself, in the middle of winter? ''By yourself?'' Somewhat subverted in that she ''does'' actually die from this stupidity...
* VoodooDoll: She uses two wax dolls to [[spoiler: curse Tanya and Kim. With Melusine’s help, she later uses the dolls to remove the curses as well]].

!! Gwen Lennox
Gillian Lennox's mother; a supporting character in ''Dark Angel''.
Galen's soulmate.



* AlcoholicParent: To Gillian. Very much PlayedForDrama, as her drinking causes her to neglect Gillian and she can't hold down a job.
* AwfulWeddedLife: It's strongly implied her drinking and depressive states have [[DeadSparks ruined her relationship]] with her husband; Gillian indicates they fight a lot and that her dad sometimes doesn't even bother coming home. He actually moves out early in the story. [[spoiler: He comes back in the end though and has his arm around Gwen, [[MaybeEverAfter suggesting a possible reconciliation]]]].
* DrowningMySorrows: She's implied to be depressed and copes with it by drinking. [[spoiler: It's later confirmed that she first began drinking as she believed she was [[SanitySlippage losing her mind]] due to having 'hallucinations', which she didn't realise were actually psychic abilities]].
* NoNameGiven: In ''Dark Angel'', she's simply referred to as Mrs Lennox or Gillian's mother. The [[AllThereInTheManual fanguide and family tree]] reveal her first name is Gwen.
* ParentsAsPeople: Although [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], it's obvious she does love her daughter; a notable example being when she helps straighten up Gillian's new haircut and compliments her on how well it suits her. Gillian, for her part, flips out when people mock her mother's alcoholism [[spoiler: and gains a new understanding and sympathy for her when Angel reveals she's a lost witch too]].
* PinkElephants: She often hallucinates when she drinks heavily, seeing or hearing things that aren't there. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted later on; it turns out that she began 'hallucinating' ''before'' she began drinking, and that her 'hallucinations' are actually her [[PowerIncontinence latent witch powers playing up]]]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She's actually a descendent of Elspeth Harman and a lost witch, passing on her abilities to her daughter]].

!!Iliana Dominick
One of the main protagonists of ''Witchlight''. She is a lost Harman, the third Wild Power and the Witch Child, destined to unite the witches and shapeshifters and save the world.
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* ArrangedMarriage: With Galen. [[spoiler: Averted, much to Keller's relief.]]
* BadassBoast: In the climax of ''Witchlight'':
--> ''Azhdeha! Hashteher! Tiamat! Poisonous Serpent! Cold-blooded Biter! Rastaban! Anguis! I am a witch and the daughter of a witch. Mine was the hand that took your power; mine was the hand that buried you in silence. Hecate was the most ancient of my mothers. Hecate's hand is my hand now. Mine is the hand that sends you back! Mine is the power of the ages! Mine is the power OF THE END OF THE WORLD!''
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: She declares herself blood sisters with Keller after performing a blood tie with her]].
* TheChick: She’s [[TheHeart the most gentle and compassionate]] of the group in ''Witchlight'', though also [[TheLoad rather delicate and helpless]]…[[TookALevelInBadass at first]], anyway.
* TheChosenOne: Is one of the Wild Powers and is the Witch Child.
* TheDragonslayer: [[spoiler: In the end, she is the one who takes down Azhdeha]].
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Keller.
* HiddenDepths: She initially comes across as a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] [[TheDitz ditz]], but is revealed to genuinely well-liked amongst her peers and very compassionate and altruistic, often helping out her classmates and their families and doing community work. That, and being an incredibly powerful witch, though she only embraces her true potential near the end.
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: For most of ''Witchlight''.
* TheIngenue: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Winnie explains that Iliana is "Too pure for this stuff," not a coward. Not to mention Iliana's silver-gold hair, violet eyes, 'glow,' and the fact that a small character is described as ''almost'' as small as she is.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax, after spending the entire book as TheLoad, she is [[DarkestHour the only hero left standing]] and manages to finally [[spoiler: summon blue fire]] and [[spoiler: single handedly finishes off Azhdeha]], whilst making an incredibly BadassBoast.
* TheLoad: For most of ''Witchlight'', before [[TookALevelInBadass taking some serious levels in badass]].
* MagneticHero: She is known to be very charismatic and friendly, easily attracting and befriending other people.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has silver-gold hair.
* ProphecyTwist: In her capacity as the Witch Child, Iliana is told that she is destined to secure an alliance between shapeshifters and witches by marrying the crown prince of the royal shapeshifter house. Instead [[spoiler: she declares herself blood sister to werepanther Keller, who is Galen's soulmate, and declares that this form the basis of the alliance]].
* {{Protectorate}}: To Keller and her team.
* PurpleEyes: Has light violet eyes.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Grandma Harman states she looks "exactly" like her own mother when she was her age.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a flighty DistressedDamsel. In the end, she's able to nearly singlehandedly fight and take down [[spoiler: a dragon]] and heal her friends' injuries with magic.

!!Maeve Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans in the 17th century. Wife of Hunter Redfern, mother of Garnet, Lily, Dove and Roseclear. She’s responsible for uniting the witches and lamia.

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* AlcoholicParent: To Gillian. Very much PlayedForDrama, as her drinking causes her to neglect Gillian and she can't hold down a job.AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.
* AwfulWeddedLife: It's strongly implied her drinking ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and depressive states have [[DeadSparks ruined her relationship]] with her husband; Gillian indicates they fight a lot and that her dad sometimes doesn't even bother coming home. He actually moves out early in always throws herself into the story. [[spoiler: He comes back in the end though and has his arm around Gwen, [[MaybeEverAfter suggesting a possible reconciliation]]]].front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.

* DrowningMySorrows: AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form).
She's implied said to be depressed and copes with it by drinking. [[spoiler: It's later confirmed that she first began drinking as she believed she was [[SanitySlippage losing look "like a half-tamed panther" even in her mind]] due to having 'hallucinations', which she didn't realise were actually psychic abilities]].human form.
* NoNameGiven: In ''Dark Angel'', she's simply referred to as Mrs Lennox or Gillian's mother. The [[AllThereInTheManual fanguide and family tree]] reveal BerserkButton: Don't call her by her first name is Gwen.name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing a blood tie with her]].

* ParentsAsPeople: Although [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's obvious not all that surprising she does love her daughter; a notable example being when she helps straighten up Gillian's new haircut and compliments her on how well it suits her. Gillian, for her part, flips out when has issues trusting people mock her mother's alcoholism [[spoiler: and gains a new understanding and sympathy for her when Angel reveals she's a lost witch too]].or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love to an extent.
* PinkElephants: She often hallucinates when BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she drinks heavily, seeing or hearing things that aren't there. [[spoiler: It's being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version. She's jaded, brooding and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst
actually subverted later on; it turns out posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that she began 'hallucinating' ''before'' she began drinking, has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and that is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her 'hallucinations' are actually her [[PowerIncontinence latent witch powers playing up]]]].growing feelings]] for Galen.
* TheReveal: CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen on her first name, due to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod,
[[spoiler: She's actually a descendent of Elspeth Harman Rashel and a lost witch, passing on Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes
her abilities mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding
to her daughter]].protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims'' this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.


!!Iliana Dominick
!!Galen Drache
One of the main secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight''. She He is a lost Harman, prince of the third Wild Power and First House of the Witch Child, destined Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to unite the witches and shapeshifters and save the world.
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* ArrangedMarriage: With Galen. [[spoiler: Averted, much
be marrying Iliana Dominick to Keller's relief.]]
* BadassBoast: In the climax of ''Witchlight'':
--> ''Azhdeha! Hashteher! Tiamat! Poisonous Serpent! Cold-blooded Biter! Rastaban! Anguis! I am a witch and the daughter of a witch. Mine was the hand that took your power; mine was the hand that buried you in silence. Hecate was the most ancient of my mothers. Hecate's hand is my hand now. Mine
secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the hand that sends you back! Mine is the power soulmate of the ages! Mine is the power OF THE END OF THE WORLD!''
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: She declares herself blood sisters with Keller after performing a blood tie with her]].
* TheChick: She’s [[TheHeart the most gentle and compassionate]] of the group in ''Witchlight'', though also [[TheLoad rather delicate and helpless]]…[[TookALevelInBadass at first]], anyway.
* TheChosenOne: Is one of the Wild Powers and is the Witch Child.
* TheDragonslayer: [[spoiler: In the end, she is the one who takes down Azhdeha]].
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Keller.
* HiddenDepths: She initially comes across as a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] [[TheDitz ditz]], but is revealed to genuinely well-liked amongst her peers and very compassionate and altruistic, often helping out her classmates and their families and doing community work. That, and being an incredibly powerful witch, though she only embraces her true potential near the end.
* IJustWantToBeNormal / RefusalOfTheCall: For most of ''Witchlight''.
* TheIngenue: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when Winnie explains that Iliana is "Too pure for this stuff," not a coward. Not to mention
Raksha Keller, Iliana's silver-gold hair, violet eyes, 'glow,' and the fact that a small character is described as ''almost'' as small as she is.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the climax, after spending the entire book as TheLoad, she is [[DarkestHour the only hero left standing]] and manages to finally [[spoiler: summon blue fire]] and [[spoiler: single handedly finishes off Azhdeha]], whilst making an incredibly BadassBoast.
* TheLoad: For most of ''Witchlight'', before [[TookALevelInBadass taking some serious levels in badass]].
* MagneticHero: She is known to be very charismatic and friendly, easily attracting and befriending other people.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has silver-gold hair.
* ProphecyTwist: In her capacity as the Witch Child, Iliana is told that she is destined to secure an alliance between shapeshifters and witches by marrying the crown prince of the royal shapeshifter house. Instead [[spoiler: she declares herself blood sister to werepanther Keller, who is Galen's soulmate, and declares that this form the basis of the alliance]].
* {{Protectorate}}: To Keller and her team.
* PurpleEyes: Has light violet eyes.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Grandma Harman states she looks "exactly" like her own mother when she was her age.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a flighty DistressedDamsel. In the end, she's able to nearly singlehandedly fight and take down [[spoiler: a dragon]] and heal her friends' injuries with magic.

!!Maeve Harman
The matriarch of the Harmans in the 17th century. Wife of Hunter Redfern, mother of Garnet, Lily, Dove and Roseclear. She’s responsible for uniting the witches and lamia.
bodyguard.



* AltarDiplomacy: She (reluctantly) married Hunter to bring peace between their families and unite the Night People in the face of extinction from humankind.
* MamaBear: Downplayed. When she left Hunter, she took their youngest daughter with her so that Hunter wouldn’t negatively influence her (seeing how [[DaddysLittleVillain Lily]] turned out, this was probably a very wise decision) and she created powerful protective spells over the lamia enclaves to keep her remaining daughters and their descendants safe from harm after Dove’s death.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: The untimely death of her daughter, Dove, prompted her to briefly return to the Redferns, though only to help create the lamia enclaves to protect her remaining daughters.
* ParentalFavouritism: She possibly liked Roseclear best, as she was her only daughter who was a witch like her and the only one she took with her when she left her husband. Not to say that she didn’t love her lamia daughters too; it’s even possible Hunter wouldn’t ''let'' her take any of her other daughters with her.
* PosthumousCharacter: She lived and died centuries before the main events of the series.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She’s only mentioned a few times, but is a very important character in the grand scheme of things; without her, the Night World would not exist, witches and lamia could well have been driven to extinction, many modern Redferns and Harmans that are major characters wouldn’t have been born (they being directly descended from her) and there would be no lamia enclaves.
* UnwantedSpouse: She despised Hunter, eventually separating from him altogether and living elsewhere with their youngest daughter, Roseclear (the only one of their daughters who was born a witch), as she didn’t want him influencing her.

!! Roseclear Harman
The youngest daughter of Hunter Redfern and Maeve Harman. Unlike her three older sisters, she was born a witch, not a lamia, and was raised in witch culture by her mother. She’s the direct ancestor of most, if not all, modern Harmans.
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* DisappearedDad: She was raised away from her father and apparently had very limited contact with him. Considering the kind of guy Hunter is, this was probably a good thing.
* FlatCharacter: Out of all of Hunter and Maeve’s daughters, we know the least about her; we don’t even know what she looked like (although a [[{{Fanon}} popular fan theory]] is that she had [[MysticalWhiteHair white blonde hair]] and [[PurpleEyes violet eyes]], these being traits commonly found in the Harman family).
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Averted. She was born a witch like her mother. Maeve solidified this by raising her away from her father’s influence, she bore the surname of Harman, not Redfern, and passed this down to her own daughter.
* PosthumousCharacter: She’s been deceased for centuries by the timeline of the main events of the series.
* TheUnfavourite: Implied. Hunter always wanted sons as it is, so he was bitterly disappointed to get four daughters. Given his [[FantasticRacism general disdain for witches]] and the fact he never seemed very bothered that Maeve took Roseclear to live with her when she left him, it can be assumed he cared for Roseclear the least out of all his daughters. [[PlayingWithATrope On the other hand]], her mother apparently liked her best out of all her daughters, as she was the only one who was a witch like her, and she raised her to be her heir and carry on the Harman line.

!! Mal Harman
One of the main characters of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of the soulmates of Sarah Strange and, unusually, is stated as being a vampire-witch hybrid, with a Harman mother and Redfern father.

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* AltarDiplomacy: She (reluctantly) married Hunter ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to bring peace between their families and unite the Night People in the face of extinction from humankind.be with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].
* MamaBear: Downplayed. When she left Hunter, she took their youngest daughter with her so that Hunter wouldn’t negatively influence her (seeing how [[DaddysLittleVillain Lily]] turned out, this was probably a very wise decision) and she created powerful protective spells over BigDamnHeroes: During the lamia enclaves climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to keep her remaining daughters and their descendants safe from harm after Dove’s death.save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: The untimely death BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of her daughter, Dove, prompted her his status as shapeshifter and particularly as a Drache, due to briefly return their rather bloody history and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the Redferns, though only to help create the lamia enclaves to protect her remaining daughters.same as her]].
* ParentalFavouritism: She possibly liked Roseclear best, as she was her only daughter who was a witch like her and the only one she took BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with her when she left her husband. Not Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to say that she didn’t love her lamia daughters too; it’s even possible Hunter wouldn’t ''let'' her take any of her other daughters with her.Keller's Brooding Girl.
* PosthumousCharacter: She lived GreenEyes: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical
and died centuries before the main events of the series.bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She’s only mentioned TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a few times, but rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is a very important character in the grand scheme of things; without her, the Night World would not exist, witches more action-oriented and lamia could well have been driven impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates
to extinction, many modern Redferns and Harmans that are major characters wouldn’t have been born (they being directly descended from her) and there would be no lamia enclaves.'calm dragon'.
* UnwantedSpouse: She despised Hunter, eventually separating from him altogether OppositesAttract: With Keller.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared to a fairytale prince at one point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed
and living elsewhere with their youngest daughter, Roseclear (the only one of their daughters who a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller when she dismissively states she's just doing her job and implies she believes [[spoiler: her mother]]
was born a witch), as right about her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she didn’t want him influencing her.realises, and is worthy of love.

!! Roseclear Harman
The youngest daughter of Hunter Redfern and Maeve Harman. Unlike her three older sisters, she was born a witch, not a lamia, and was raised in witch culture by her mother. She’s the direct ancestor of most, if not all, modern Harmans.
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* DisappearedDad: She was raised away from her father and apparently had very limited contact with him. Considering the kind of guy Hunter is, this was probably a good thing.
* FlatCharacter: Out of all of Hunter and Maeve’s daughters, we know the least about her; we don’t even know what she looked like (although a [[{{Fanon}} popular fan theory]] is that she had [[MysticalWhiteHair white blonde hair]] and [[PurpleEyes violet eyes]], these being traits commonly found in the Harman family).
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Averted. She was born a witch like her mother. Maeve solidified this by raising her away from her father’s influence, she bore the surname of Harman, not Redfern, and passed this down to her own daughter.
* PosthumousCharacter: She’s been deceased for centuries by the timeline of the main events of the series.
* TheUnfavourite: Implied. Hunter always wanted sons as it is, so he was bitterly disappointed to get four daughters. Given his [[FantasticRacism general disdain for witches]] and the fact he never seemed very bothered that Maeve took Roseclear to live with her when she left him, it can be assumed he cared for Roseclear the least out of all his daughters. [[PlayingWithATrope On the other hand]], her mother apparently liked her best out of all her daughters, as she was the only one who was a witch like her, and she raised her to be her heir and carry on the Harman line.

!! Mal Harman
Kierlan Drache
One of the main characters protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of the Sarah Strange's soulmates of Sarah Strange and, unusually, is stated as being a vampire-witch hybrid, with a Harman mother and Redfern father.the cousin of Galen Drache. According to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed.



* AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with his surname, his full name roughly translates as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".



* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one with Kierlan, especially in regards to Sarah.
* {{Hybrid}}: He's stated to be a vampire-witch hybrid - his mother is a witch and his father is a lamia, though usually the offspring of a lamia-witch pairing will be either or, rather than a true hybrid. Whether or not he'll have any kind of  HybridPower due to his lineage remains to be seen.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Kierlan Drache.
* TheStoic: He's seems to have a rather aloof demeanour and is "the master of the cold stare", though he's warmer towards [[LoveInterest Sarah]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kierlan. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.

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* FriendlyRivalry: Seems TheChosenOne: According to have a bit of one with Kierlan, especially in regards WordOfGod, he's the last Wild Power needed to Sarah.defeat the darkness.
* {{Hybrid}}: ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has shades of this. He's stated prone to be a vampire-witch hybrid - his mother making jokes and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a witch joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and his father is a lamia, though usually would also probably deliberately spill some on an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the offspring of a lamia-witch pairing will be either or, rather than a true hybrid. Whether or not he'll dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have any kind of  HybridPower due to his lineage remains keep an eye on him to be seen.make sure he doesn't go too far.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Kierlan Drache.with Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* TheStoic: LoveTriangle: He's seems to have a rather aloof demeanour and is "the master stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the cold stare", though he's warmer towards [[LoveInterest Sarah]].other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kierlan.Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.



[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]] into a particular animal. They are said or described to have traits of this animal even in their human forms. Most shapeshifters are born shapeshifters, though humans can be turned into a shapeshifter as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).

!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears in suspicious circumstances.

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[[folder:Shapeshifters]]
Shapeshifters have the power to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting transform at will]]
[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn
into a particular animal. large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are said or described believed to have traits of this animal even in their human forms. Most be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are born shapeshifters, though humans now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a shapeshifter as well (it is not entirely clear how this is done).bite, though the details are vague).

!! Miles Neely
Maggie Neely’s older brother, whom she spends most
!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident
of ''Black Dawn'' searching for after he disappears Briar Creek, who lives in suspicious circumstances.a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].



* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him into a falcon shapeshifter and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into a human. After Maggie finds him and removes the band, however, he’s able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: To an extent. Moments after meeting [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her in any way possible and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common with his sister.
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. [[spoiler: In the end, he turns out to be alive and well]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. [[spoiler: She rescues him in the end]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying he knew she’d come for him]].

!!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. She is a panther shapeshifter and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out to be Galen's soulmate.

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* BalefulPolymorph: BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: Sylvia turns him He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to try and scare her nieces into a falcon shapeshifter leaving and puts an enchanted band on his leg that doesn’t allow him to turn back into killed a human. After Maggie finds him horse simply because he was angry and removes the band, however, he’s able wanted to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform at will]]]].take it out on someone]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: He’s always looking out for Maggie; she mentions that he [[AngerBornOfWorry yells at her BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if she makes potentially dangerous mistakes]] when they’re out rock-climbing together.not something of a loner...until TheReveal.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: DoggedNiceGuy: To an extent. Moments after meeting Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: Aradia]], he was compelled to help her in any way possible as it turns out he's AxCrazy and was willing to risk injury or even death protecting her from Night People. He clearly has this in common dangerously obsessed with his sister.her]].
* CoolBigBro: To Maggie.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he sees
HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: becoming a falcon shapeshifter, saying It's implied he plans to use his newfound flying abilities to reach mountain summits a new way]].may have hunted and killed humans]].
* DisneyDeath: Sylvia claims at the start that he accidentally fell to his death whilst they were mountain climbing, but Maggie doesn’t believe her because she [[OutOfCharacterAlert knows her brother would never make such an amateur mistake]] and because she realizes Sylvia is [[CrocodileTears faking her grief]]. IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: In the end, When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he turns out to be alive has a VillainousBreakdown and well]].tries to kill her]].
* DistressedDude: Throughout ''Black Dawn'', or at least Maggie is convinced he’s this, refusing to believe he’s dead. KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: She rescues him Burns to death in the end]].Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LivingMacGuffin: A large chunk LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the plot in Black Dawn is Maggie searching town, save for him, refusing to believe he’s dead as Sylvia and Delos claim. [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she’s right]].everyone else was ''right'']].
* SoProudOfYou: Towards Maggie when LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: she succeeds in rescuing him from the Dark Kingdom, saying Though he knew she’d come wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for him]].her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].

!!Raksha Keller
The main protagonist of ''Witchlight''. She is
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's
a panther shapeshifter werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and one of Circle Daybreak's top agents, assigned to find and protect Iliana in time [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash
for her ArrangedMarriage to Galen Drache. However, matters are complicated when Keller turns out Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed
to be Galen's soulmate. the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.



* AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.
* ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and always throws herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even in her human form.
* BerserkButton: Don't call her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing a blood tie with her]].
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all that surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love to an extent.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version. She's jaded, brooding and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen on her first name, due to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims'' this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.

!!Galen Drache
One of the secondary protagonists of ''Witchlight''. He is a prince of the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.

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* AbusiveParents: See ParentalAbandonment.ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* ActionGirl: She's one of Circle Daybreak's top agents and always throws BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself into the front lines without hesitation.
* ActionGirlfriend: A bit of one to Galen.
between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She’s usually [[ConsummateProfessional all-business]] DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and not a cuddly sort of person, bordering on {{Jerkass}} at times. She [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a bit friendlier]] towards her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the end.
* AnimalMotif: The [[PantheraAwesome black panther]] (her animal form). She's said to look "like a half-tamed panther" even
laws by falling in her love with a human form.man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.

* BerserkButton: Don't call HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her by her first name.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: Iliana declares them blood sisters after performing
mother is a blood tie with her]].werewolf like her.
* BrokenBird: Considering the way she was treated in her early years, it's not all that surprising she has issues trusting people or letting them be close to her; it's also implied she views ''herself'' as being unworthy of love to an extent.MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip version with Galen, she being the Brooding Girl to his Gentle Boy.
* ByronicHero: A rare female version.
NiceGirl: She's jaded, brooding very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and prone to angry outbursts, claims to not give a damn whilst actually posessing a strong and unwavering moral code, willing to risk severe injury or death [[{{Determinator}} to achieve her goals]], has a DarkAndTroubledPast that has a lot to do with her [[CynicismCatalyst current cynicism]] and is rather [[LoveHurts angst-ridden and conflicted over her growing feelings]] for Galen.friendly.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm just a grunt".
* DefrostingIceQueen: She becomes less aloof and standoffish over the course of ''Witchlight'', mostly due to [[OneTrueLove Galen]] and [[FireForgedFriends Iliana]].
UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
* DoNotCallMePaul: She's not keen [[/folder]]

[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed
on her first name, due by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to it meaning "demon".
* FireForgedFriends: Eventually
[[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with Iliana.
* KnightInSourArmor: What she actually is; as tough and cynical as she is, she ''does'' actually care…she just doesn’t like to admit it because she thinks LoveIsAWeakness.
* LastNameBasis: She's very rarely called by her first name.
* TheLeader: Of the team in ''Witchlight''; a tough, headstrong, no-nonsense ActionGirl who commands respect and always finishes what she started.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Keller's motto. [[spoiler: She [[CharacterDevelopment changes her mind]] by the end]].
* MeaningfulName: Her first name comes from the rakshasa, creatures found in Hindu mythology who can shapeshift. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit term translating as "protect", possibly alluding to her protector role in Circle Daybreak and as Iliana's bodyguard.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: ''Claims''
them]], although this is her motivation, [[SubvertedTrope but Galen calls her out on it]], stating that someone wouldn’t be willing to [[{{Determinator}} go to against the lengths she does to achieve her goals]], including nearly getting herself killed repeatedly, simply for money. The level of devotion she shows to Circle Daybreak and her teammates suggests otherwise, too.
* OppositesAttract: With Galen.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Because of the fact that she couldn't control her shifting (especially when she was frightened) her mother (or possibly her father) left her in an cardboard box like someone would for kittens and puppies, ''stuck in her half and half form'' with a note basically saying that [[KickTheDog she is unloved and will always be alone]]. And it didn't even end there. She got fostered by someone who worked with Circle Daybreak, but they palmed off on someone else after she inadvertently scratched them, even though she clearly never meant to do it and she was just a child at the time]].
* SourOutsideSadInside: Her [[IceQueen aloofness]] and {{Jerkass}} behaviour is [[JerkassFacade a cover]] for her pain over her past and [[NeverBeHurtAgain fear of being hurt again]] if she lets anyone in.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has shades of this, with her default personality as "tsun tsun", though she gradually shows more "dere" traits.
Night World's laws.

!!Galen Drache
One of
!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire'';
the secondary protagonists mother of ''Witchlight''. He is a prince of the First House of the Shapeshifters, who hasn't yet chosen his animal form. He's meant to be marrying Iliana Dominick to secure an alliance, only for it to turn out he is the soulmate of Raksha Keller, Iliana's bodyguard.Poppy and Phil.



* ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to be with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].
* BigDamnHeroes: During the climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].
* BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter and particularly as a Drache, due to their rather bloody history and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the same as her]].
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to Keller's Brooding Girl.
* GreenEyes: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
* TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.
* OppositesAttract: With Keller.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared to a fairytale prince at one point.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller when she dismissively states she's just doing her job and implies she believes [[spoiler: her mother]] was right about her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she realises, and is worthy of love.

!! Kierlan Drache
One of the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates and the cousin of Galen Drache. According to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed.

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* ArrangedMarriage: With Iliana. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's later averted, leaving him free to be AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with [[OneTrueLove Keller]]]].pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* BigDamnHeroes: During AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the climax of ''Witchlight'', he leaps in to save Keller by [[spoiler: choosing to shift into a leopard]].fanguide.
* BoomerangBigot: To an extent. He admits feeling somewhat ashamed of his status as shapeshifter BirdsOfAFeather: She and particularly as a Drache, due to their rather bloody history her second husband are both very responsible and does his best to avoid violence. However, he starts to feel more pride in being a shapeshifter after meeting Keller [[spoiler: and even chooses a leopard as his form, the same as her]].rational-minded people.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: GenderFlip with Keller, he being the Gentle Boy to Keller's Brooding Girl.GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.

* GreenEyes: HeroicBSOD: Has green-gold eyes. [[spoiler: Like a [[{{Foreshadowing}} leopard's]]]].
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Though his family - due to being descended from dragon shapeshifters - are known to be tyrannical and bloodthirsty, Galen is [[NiceGuy very kind, gentle and largely a pacifist]].
one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* TheLancer: To Keller. He’s a rational-minded NiceGuy who tries to find diplomatic solutions, in contrast to [[TheLeader Keller]], who is more action-oriented and impulsive.
* MeaningfulName: His name nearly literally translates to 'calm dragon'.
ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* OppositesAttract: With Keller.LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* PrinceCharming: He's literally compared OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to a fairytale prince at one point.her in personality]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he uses his dragon abilities.ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* WarriorPrince: Though he tries to avoid violence, he's TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not afraid to kick some ass if he has to.
* TheWisePrince: He's an AllLovingHero, smart, level-headed and a natural leader.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Says pretty much this to Keller
when she dismissively states she's just doing got divorced from her job first husband and implies she believes [[spoiler: not even at her mother]] was right about mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her being unlovable, insisting she's far braver and more honorable that she realises, and mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is worthy of love.going to die.

!! Kierlan Drache
One of the main protagonists of ''Strange Fate''. He's one of Sarah Strange's soulmates
Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy
and the cousin of Galen Drache. According to WordOfGod, he's also the fourth Wild Power. His animal form - if he's chosen one yet - hasn't been revealed. Phil's stepfather.



* AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with his surname, his full name roughly translates as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.
* TheChosenOne: According to WordOfGod, he's the last Wild Power needed to defeat the darkness.
* ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has shades of this. He's prone to making jokes and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and would also probably deliberately spill some on an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't go too far.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of one with Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).

!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives in a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]].

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* AwesomeMcCoolName / MeaningfulName: His first name is possibly derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "black" or "dark", potentially alluding to the line of the Wild Power prophecy that pertains to him: "One from the twilight to be one with the dark". Combined with AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his surname, stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his full name roughly translates outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as "black dragon" or "dark dragon".bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Possibly with Sarah.BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* TheChosenOne: According to WordOfGod, he's the last Wild Power needed to defeat the darkness.HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ClassClown / ThePrankster: Has shades of this. He's prone ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to making jokes look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and wisecracks and Sarah states that "everything is a joke to him". According to Sarah, he once flipped a girl's skirt directly involved in public, would probably try slipping something in the punch at homecoming and would also probably deliberately spill some on an AlphaBitch if she wore white to the dance. Apparently, Sarah and Mal have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't go too far.his life.
* FriendlyRivalry: Seems to have a bit of WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with Mal, especially in regards to Sarah.
* LoveTriangle: He's stated as being one of Sarah's soulmates, the other being Mal Harman.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied. To put this into perspective, ''[[TheCasanova Ash]]'' ''[[TheHedonist Redfern]]'' suspects he's ''even more'' promiscuous than him.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Mal. They're both constantly hanging around with Sarah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Werewolves]]
Werewolves are Night People who ([[CaptainObvious you guessed it]]) can turn into large wolves at will (they apparently [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent don't need the full moon to transform]]). They are believed to be descended from wolf shapeshifters originally, but overtime evolved into their own species and are now seen as being separate from shapeshifters. Humans can be turned into werewolves (apparently through a bite, though the details are vague).
cancer.

!!Jeremy Lovett
A resident of Briar Creek, who lives in a trailer on the outskirts of town and is seen as something of an outsider. He is good friends
!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met
with Mary-Lynette, who has a crush on him - the feeling is apparently mutual. [[YouHaveBeenWarned Be warned]]: he's a [[WalkingSpoiler spoiler-heavy character]]. very tragic end that scarred James for life.



* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats to try and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because he was angry and wanted to take it out on someone]].
* BeneathTheMask: He seems to be a NiceGuy, if not something of a loner...until TheReveal.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed with her]].
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and killed humans]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}: He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler: that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative who works for Thierry.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: [[spoiler: He kills one of Mrs Burdock's goats AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to try put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and scare her nieces into leaving and killed a horse simply because then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was angry ''crying and wanted desperately trying to take it out on someone]].stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* BeneathTheMask: He seems CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to be turn her into a NiceGuy, if not something of vampire resulted in her coming back as a loner...until TheReveal.ghoul.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Mary-Lynette. Subverted, [[spoiler: as it turns out he's AxCrazy and dangerously obsessed EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse
with her]].her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: [[spoiler: It's implied he may have hunted and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed humans]].by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: When Mary-Lynette rejects him, he has a VillainousBreakdown and tries to kill her]].
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: Burns to death in Mary-Lynette's truck, after being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbed by her with a silver knife]]]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Seen as this by much of the town, save for [[OnlyFriend Mary-Lynette]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, everyone else was ''right'']].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy / LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't a nice person before, his attempt to forcibly turn Mary-Lynette into a werewolf is motivated by his twisted love for her]].
* MeaningfulName: His surname means wolf cub.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He's a hardworking NiceGuy, who is unfairly judged by the rest of the town for being poor and leading a somewhat unconventional lifestyle. [[spoiler: Subverted, ''hard'', by the end. He's actually a budding SerialKiller and decidedly not sane]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: His motivation for trying to kill Ash]].
* {{Nephewism}}:
ParentalSubstitute: To James. He was raised by his uncle after his parents died, until he disappeared. [[spoiler: It's later revealed Jeremy [[EvilNephew murdered his uncle]] because he didn't like him curbing his conspicuous hunting]].
* TheReveal: That he's a werewolf. And [[spoiler:
states that he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing a serial killer]] and [[WouldHarmASenior Mrs Burdock's murderer]]]].
* RomanticRunnerUp: To Ash for Mary-Lynette. [[spoiler: He [[MurderTheHypotenuse doesn't take]] [[IfICantHaveYou it well]]]].
* TomTheDarkLord: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the BigBad of ''Daughters of Darkness''; a murderous, bloodthirsty and increasingly unhinged werewolf...and he's called ''Jeremy'']].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Mary-Lynette.
* WalkingSpoiler: His character reveals ''huge'' spoilers for ''Daughters of Darkness''.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Killed Mrs Burdock, knocks out and tries to forcibly turn/kill Mary-Lynette and may have intended to kill the Redfern sisters]].
she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!! Lupe Acevedo
A werewolf operative
!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl
who works for Thierry.becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.



* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger than her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put herself between Hannah and another werewolf who had attacked her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When she was a child, she and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.
* MeaningfulName: Her name is Spanish for wolf.
* NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.
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[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]] of the existence of the Night World, though they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are more tolerant of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love with them]], although this is against the Night World's laws.

!! Phillipa Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother of Poppy and Phil.

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* ActionGirl: One of Thierry's best agents AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and bodyguard to both Thierry and Hannah, doing a great job singlehandedly fighting off a werewolf much bigger and stronger emotionally deep]] than her.she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Her EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her leaping through a window to put AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself between Hannah to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and another werewolf who had attacked her.help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: When BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she was a child, attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: werewolf]] and her family were marked for death by fellow werewolves, because her mother broke the laws by falling in love with a human man. Lupe and her mother were rescued and given shelter by Thierry, but her father was killed
* HalfHumanHybrid: Reveals that she's technically a "half breed" - her mother is a full werewolf whilst her father was human. He was executed by the Night World as a result, though Lupe and her mother were rescued by Thierry.
come out mostly unscathed.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: Inverted. Her dad was human and her mother is a werewolf like her.BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* MeaningfulName: Her name BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome and sensitive Jeremy
is Spanish the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for wolf.her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* NiceGirl: She's very [[ThePollyanna cheerful]] and friendly.BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Thierry.BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
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[[folder:Humans]]
Humans live [[TheMasquerade unaware]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end
of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous
existence of and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the Night World, end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash,
though as it turns out they are occasionally preyed on by Night People, who see them as "[[FantasticRacism vermin]]". Other Night People, however, are have more tolerant in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something
of humans and have even been known to [[InterspeciesRomance fall in love a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit
with them]], although this is against Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the Night World's laws.shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].


!! Phillipa Hilgard
A
!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a
supporting character protagonist in ''Secret Vampire''; the mother ''Daughters of Poppy and Phil. Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.



* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can do to help her.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in the fanguide.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.
* GoodParents: She is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work out very well]] and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy and Phil's stepfather.

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* AdultFear: Her sixteen year old daughter is fine one minute...the next she's been diagnosed AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with pancreatic cancer, has only months to live at most her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and there is absolutely ''nothing'' she can Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the blood as opposed to help her.seeing Jade ''drinking'' the stuff.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name is revealed in BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the fanguide.Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and her second husband are both very responsible and rational-minded people.BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* GoodParents: She DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is a very loving and responsible mother.
* HappilyMarried: To Cliff.
to cover up shyness or social anxiety.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when she's informed by Poppy's doctors that she has terminal cancer.IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for Poppy's illness, wondering aloud why she didn't notice there was something wrong with her sooner.InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: Averted. Poppy takes after her dad JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more in personality (and presumably appearance); on the other hand, Phillipa's ''son'' closely resembles her on both counts - even their names sound similar.than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* OppositesAttract: Seemingly with her first husband, who is rather disorganised YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and quirky. [[DeconstructedTrope It didn't work bring him out very well]] of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and her second husband is [[BirdsOfAFeather much closer to her in personality]].
* ShoutOut: Poppy compares her to an Alfred Hitchcock heroine.
* TheStoic: Poppy states that she "never cries", not when she got divorced from her first husband and not even at her mother's funeral. As a result, Poppy [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness immediately knows something is terribly wrong]] when her mother [[NotSoStoic completely breaks down]], upon learning her daughter is going to die.
cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!! Cliff Hilgard
A supporting character in ''Secret Vampire''; Poppy
!!Eric Ross
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder''
and Phil's stepfather.Thea Harman's soulmate.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.
* BirdsOfAFeather:He and his wife are both very responsible and rational-minded.
* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one and it's mentioned they fight a lot, but Cliff actually cares very deeply about her and Phil, and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed with cancer.

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with a very tragic end that scarred James for life.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A familial example, PlayedForDrama. When AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's told his stepdaughter has cancer, he becomes angry when he's told there's nothing they can do, yelling "[[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]]!" Poppy is surprised by his outburst and states she didn't realise Cliff cared enough to swear for her. She herself later thinks he's not as bad a stepdad as she thought and is sorry she gives him a rough time.naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].
* BirdsOfAFeather:He BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and his wife are both risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and helping fight a very responsible powerful and rational-minded.''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.

* HappilyMarried: To Phillipa.DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Phil. Although he loves his dad, he seems to look up to Cliff more as a father figure/role model, as DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's more responsible and directly involved in his life.real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* WickedStepfather: Averted. Poppy treats him like one FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea
and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks
it's mentioned they fight "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at
a lot, vet clinic and aspires to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people
but Cliff to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He
actually cares very deeply about goes out of his way to help her and Phil, stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is distraught when Poppy is diagnosed later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with cancer.her]].

!! Miss Emma
James Rasmussen’s childhood nanny. She met with
!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is
a very tragic end that scarred James for life.popular student at his high school and the love interest of Gillian Lennox.



* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a ghoul, which left her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).
* ParentalSubstitute: To James. He states that she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette is an ordinary human girl who becomes caught up in the mysterious murder of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is the soulmate of Ash Redfern.

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* AccidentalMurder: Poor Miss Emma. And poor James. [[AbusiveParents His parents]] took him on a three day trip without feeding him any blood. When they came home, they sent Emma upstairs AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to put their starving, four old year old vampire son to bed have "brown" skin, dark hair and then [[MurderByInaction just waited]]. James states he was ''crying and desperately trying to stop'' the whole time he was drinking her blood, but was unable to.dark eyes.
* CameBackWrong: James’s attempt to turn her into a vampire resulted in her coming back as a ghoul.BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* EmergencyTransformation: James attempted this on her after accidentally draining her blood, giving her some of BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his own blood in the hopes she’d turn into smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a made vampire. Unfortunately, she didn’t get enough blood before his parents stopped him, former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn’t end well]]…
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming
case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a ghoul, which left conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her a rotting, shambling undead corpse with her [[DeathOfPersonality old personality wiped away]]; after a few days, James’s father delivered a MercyKill and buried her (or at least, James ''hopes'' [[NightmareFuel that’s what he did]]).FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the roles]].
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She was basically killed by BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her employers for doing too good a job looking after their son (James’s parents felt [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he was growing too close to her, a human, but instead of just firing her, they manipulated James into killing her).had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* ParentalSubstitute: FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To James. Gillian]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way.
He states also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals
that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the Night World]].
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after
she “gave [him] everything [his] mom didn’t. Love, attention – she was never too busy”.confesses she's a witch and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Mary-Lynette Carter
!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''Daughters of Darkness'', Mary-Lynette ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an ordinary human girl infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who becomes caught up in seeks to avenge the mysterious murder deaths of her neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She is mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of Ash Redfern.a vampire, John Quinn.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and emotionally deep]] than she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].
* AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and help find her killer. She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.
* BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy is her hobby, she attends Harvard...and she can take on a [[spoiler: werewolf]] and come out mostly unscathed.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.
* BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially, her friend, the wholesome and sensitive Jeremy is the Betty and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie]].
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair and is intelligent and well-read.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She has a crush on her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In the climax she manages to distract the killer long enough to untie herself , lures them away from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly still haunted by what happened.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].
* MissingMom: Her mother died when she was a child.
* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something of a ReformedRake after falling for her.
* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in the shins when he's being an ass.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite and friendly, but Ash riles her [[SlapSlapKiss to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, she [[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] to protect Ash [[spoiler: though it was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst she's glad Ash is okay, she's distraught that [[spoiler: she was forced to kill her best friend]].

!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters of Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. She has little interest ActionGirl: One of the most prominent in Ash when he's acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. She only really starts to fall the series.
* AffectionateNickname: Her mother's nickname
for him when she realises he's actually a [[HiddenDepths lot smarter and emotionally deep]] than she gave him credit for and that [[CommonalityConnection they have things in common]].her was "kitten".
* AmateurSleuth: Takes it upon AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has black hair and is usually TheStoic, generally not allowing herself to investigate Mrs Burdock's disappearance and help find her killer. grow close to anyone. [[CharacterDevelopment She even likens herself to Nancy Drew on one occasion.becomes a bit friendlier eventually]].
* BadassBookworm: She reads the classics, can quote Shakespeare, astronomy AnimalMotif: Cats. Her mother nicknamed her "kitten", "This kitten has claws" is her hobby, catch-phrase, she attends Harvard...is compared to a cat in her appearance and movements, she can take on a compares herself to Catwoman and her vampire hunter alias is "the Cat". [[spoiler: werewolf]] and come out mostly unscathed.As it turns out, her long lost twin sister is Keller, a ''panther'' shapeshifter herself]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ash.ArchNemesis: The vampire who killed her mother and Timmy, her best friend (and her aunt Corinne, indirectly). [[spoiler: He's later revealed to be none other than Hunter Redfern]].
* BerserkButton: Don't make any prejudiced or StayInTheKitchen remarks around her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially,
BadassNormal: She's a human girl with no special abilities (save for her friend, the wholesome ability to [[AntiMagic resist vampire mind control]]), who can fight toe-to-toe with vampires and sensitive Jeremy is the Betty werewolves and bad boy Ash is the Veronica for her. ''win''. [[spoiler: Becomes a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch after Ash TookALevelInKindness and Jeremy turns out Or possibly not considering she is half shape-shifter, which explains her resistance to be an AxCrazy werewolf]].vampire telepathy]].
* BloodBrothers: BattleCouple: With Quinn.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: At the start of ''The Chosen'' she's a ruthless vampire hunter who despises vampires and thinks Circle Daybreak are a bunch of delusional hippies, at ''best''. By the end of the novel, she's in love with a vampire and
[[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do willingly decides to become a blood tie]]."damned Daybreaker" herself]].
* BrainyBrunette: Has dark hair ABirthdayNotABreak: The day her mother and is intelligent and well-read.Timmy were killed by a vampire was her fifth birthday.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: BloodKnight: Has shades of this. Since she was a child, she’s dedicated her life to hunting vampires and other supernatural creatures. She doesn’t appear to have any hobbies or interests outside of hunting vampires, to the point where she has no idea how to behave like a normal teenager (Daphne insists on going with her to infiltrate the Crypt for this reason, saying she’ll raise the vampires’s suspicions in moments without her help). She takes a grim kind of satisfaction in killing vampires and even has a crush ritual she goes through whenever she kills a vampire, putting claw-like marks on their skin and uttering her childhood friend Jeremy. Subverted, as Ash turns out to be [[OneTrueLove soulmate]] CatchPhrase, giving her SerialKiller vibes. [[spoiler: and Jeremy turns out to be a [[AxCrazy murderous nutcase]] who's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with her]], which By ''Soulmate'', she [[ShipSinking doesn't take well]]]].seems to have lost some of these traits to an extent, only fighting to protect others]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: In BrokenBird: She’s an aloof, somewhat [[SociallyAwkwardHero socially awkward]] and fiercely independent girl [[InnocenceLost traumatized by the climax she manages to distract murder of her family and best friend]], and has over a decade’s worth of built-up anger and bitterness. She’s started getting better towards the killer long enough end of ''The Chosen'', but it’s obvious she’s never truly going to untie herself , lures them away recover from an unconscious [[spoiler: Ash]] and [[spoiler: is ultimately it all.
* CallingCard: She leaves claw-like scratch marks on
the who kills them]].
* DoNotCallMePaul: Inverted. It's Mary-Lynette, NOT Mary, Lynette, Lynn or MJ. ''Mary-Lynette''. (She let's her brother call her 'Mare' on occasion, but no one else).
bodies of every vampire she kills.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after CatchPhrase: Says: "This kitten has claws" every time she kills a vampire.
* ChildhoodFriend: Timmy was her best friend, almost like a brother, when she was a kid, and his death at the hands of a vampire was very traumatic for her.
[[spoiler: being forced to kill an AxCrazy Jeremy When she discovers he's alive, she risks her own life to protect herself and Ash]], collapsing into a sobbing heap in Ash's arms. She's over it by the end of the story, but is clearly him, showing she still haunted by what happened.regards him as her friend after over a decade, even though Timmy has been poisoned against her]].
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Has shades of this. She's never felt like CombatPragmatist: States she truly fitted in with the other residents of Briar Creek knows how to fight dirty and when Ash offers to make her a vampire, she initially seems quite tempted by the idea, believing this will give her do so if necessary, but only as a chance to finally transcend her monotonous existence last resort. She actually dislikes using underhanded tactics and do something more with her life. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; after everything that's happened, Mary-Lynette realises she's not really cut out for vampirism and that [[ComingOfAgeStory she still has growing up prefers to do]]; she also gains a new appreciation for her 'boring' normal life]].fight honorably.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With her elderly neighbour, Mrs Burdock. She often helped her care for her goats and they seemed fond of each other; Mary-Lynette defends CoolBigSis: Timmy seems to have viewed her as merely being [[InsistentTerminology "eccentric", not "crazy"]] and is pretty determined to find out the truth behind her death.one.
* IWillWaitForYou: She promises to wait for Ash [[spoiler: who leaves her to atone for his past misdeeds and to give her time to grow up more, as well as come to terms with being forced to kill her best friend and one-time crush]].CoolSword: Her custom-made, vampire-killing katana, which is made from lignum vitae, one of the hardest, strongest woods in the world.
* MissingMom: Her CynicismCatalyst: Fits this trope perfectly. After her mother died when and best friend are killed by a vampire she was becomes a child.cynical, driven, JerkWithAHeartOfGold vampire hunter.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Has black hair and usually dresses in all black, but is at worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

* MoralityChain: ''Big time'' DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes this to [[spoiler: Ash]]. Because an extent by the end of her, [[spoiler: Ash does a near-complete [[HeelFaceTurn one-eighty]] on his [[{{Jerkass}} former attitude]] and becomes TheAtoner to be worthy of her. When questioned about this, he outright states that "Everything I do is for [Mary-Lynette]"]].''The Chosen''.
* OppositesAttract: With Ash, though as it turns out they have more in common than {{Determinator}}: She trained since she first realised.
* PromotedToParent: It's implied she took this role towards
was a kid to avenge her younger brother, Mark, after their mother died.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her usual type. Ironically, her soulmate actually turns out to be [[TheCasanova Ash]], though he becomes something
mom's death at the hands of a ReformedRake after falling for her.vampire. She also nearly single-handedly manages to track down and rescue the kidnapped girls with the odds severely stacked against her.
* DoomMagnet: The poor girl has lost her [[DisappearedDad father]], mother, best friend, great aunt ''and'' her sensei (most of whom were killed by vampires).

* SlapSlapKiss: A bit with Ash, being rather fond of kicking him in TheDreaded: Regarded as such by the shins when he's being an ass.Night World by the time she's seventeen; she even has a bounty on her head.
* {{Tsundere}}: Dere, dere. She's usually reasonably polite EveryoneHasStandards: She has no issue killing vampires, but is opposed to [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] them, be it for information or sadistic fun. She actually attempts to MercyKill Quinn to prevent him from suffering this.
* FreudianExcuse: She hates vampires because when she was [[HarmfulToMinors a child]], a vampire [[TraumaCongaLine killed her mother, fed from
and friendly, but Ash riles presumably killed her [[SlapSlapKiss best friend, tried to the point of violence]] and she's not afraid to get tough to protect kill her loved ones.then killed her great aunt by burning down her house in an attempt to finish her off]].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: In the end, GreenEyes: Has notably bright green, 'cat-like' eyes.
* HyperAwareness: See TheUnfettered.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Rashel's WeaponOfChoice. As
she is a vampire hunter, it is of course wooden.
* KnifeNut: In addition to her katana, she wields a silver knife, which doubles as a wooden blade so she can adjust depending on whether she's fighting a werewolf or vampire.
* LastGirlWins: She's Quinn's second and OneTrueLove.
[[spoiler: kills Jeremy]] The fact his FirstLove was StuffedInTheFridge kind of enforces this]].
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Quinn. Their soulmate bond helps. She ends up helping him escape capture and nearly lets him remove her scarf
to protect Ash show him her face, after spending just hours with him.
* LongLostSibling: According to WordOfGod,
[[spoiler: Rashel and Keller]] are twins SeparatedAtBirth.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: With Quinn. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well,
though it he was also to protect herself]]. Deconstructed somewhat in that whilst initially unaware they were the same person.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Quinn -
she's glad Ash 17, he was born in the 1600s.
* McNinja: She dresses like a ninja and
is okay, she's distraught a skilled martial artist. However, her former sensei was descended from samurai and she mentions that he would probably disapprove of her acting like a ninja; Rashel, though, feels she doesn't have a lot of choice as being stealthy gives her a better chance of turning the tables on a vampire or other opponent.
* NotSoDifferent: To Quinn in ''The Chosen''. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy: Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because [[spoiler: his human father killed his fiancee]], and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
* OddCouple: Platonic example between her and Daphne, of the “they fight vampires” variety. She’s a [[TheStoic stoic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold VampireHunter, whilst Daphne’s a ditzy goth with a hidden backbone.
* PragmaticHero: She has no issue killing vampires or other supernatural creatures for what she sees as the greater good (though she’s partly motivated by [[ItsPersonal her personal vendetta]]). Although she eventually comes to realize not all vampires are evil and that her prejudiced stance is wrong, she firmly believes that they’ll never achieve peace between Night People and humans if they don’t make a stand against the Night People who really are monsters [[spoiler: which is why she decides to join Circle Daybreak as a soldier]].
* SecondLove: For Quinn. She's also his OneTrueLove.
* StarcrossedLovers: She's a vampire hunter, her soulmate is a vampire.
* ThatManIsDead: At the end of ''The Chosen'', she states
that [[spoiler: “the Cat was dead”, on account of her finally letting go of much of the bitterness and hatred that fueled her vampire hunting]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: At the end of ''Thr Chosen''.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: She killed her first vampire at the age of ''[[LittleMissBadass twelve]]''.
* TwoFirstNames
* TheUnfettered: This is a pretty good definition of what Rashel appears to mean by ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanshin zanshin]]'', which
she was forced to kill practices as part of her fighting style. It also refers to keeping your senses [[HyperAwareness constantly attuned to your surroundings]] to anticipate any incoming danger.
* VampireHunter: A very good one too. She later [[spoiler: gives this up after joining Circle Daybreak, or as she puts it, she only "hunts bad vampires" now]].
* WarHawk: She's convinced that the only way Circle Daybreak will ever achieve true peace and equality is by fighting back against the Night People who violently oppress them [[spoiler: which is why she becomes a Daybreaker, so she can put her own fighting skills to good use]].
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Rashel's katana cuts through a vampire like "razor-sharp steel" through a human.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or rather, you killed my mother, my
best friend]].friend ''and'' my aunt. [[spoiler: Though she does eventually identify the vampire that killed her family, she never really gets a chance to take revenge on him, instead choosing to rescue her allies and escape with her life]].

!!Mark Carter
Mary-Lynette's brother and a supporting protagonist in ''Daughters
!! Nyala
A troubled girl recruited by the Lancers shortly before the events
of Darkness''. He falls in love with Jade Redfern.''The Chosen''.



* AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing the blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' the stuff.
* BloodBrothers: [[spoiler: With the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].
* BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade being a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it is to cover up shyness or social anxiety.
* IllBoy: He spent the first two years of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma and for years was smaller and frailer than the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].

!!Eric Ross
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and Thea Harman's soulmate.

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* AfraidOfBlood: He doesn't seem overly fond of it. After Jade takes him hunting with her, he seems a bit pale afterwards and Jade cheerfully announces that he "threw up", though this could be less to do with him seeing AxCrazy: By the blood as opposed to seeing Jade ''drinking'' end of the stuff.story.
* BloodBrothers: BigDamnHeroes: Just as the heroes are surrounded, she [[spoiler: With turns up carrying a Molotov, announces she’s poured gasoline all over the Redfern sisters after they do a blood tie, save for Jade - although he did surrounding rooms and then smashes the blood tie with her too, his feelings for her are romantic]].Molotov at Hunter Redfern’s feet, starting a massive fire that allows them to escape]].
* BoyMeetsGhoul: With Jade (a lamia). [[spoiler: Upon BrokenPedestal: ''Hoo'', boy. She hero worships Rashel…until she [[LimaSyndrome shows sympathy for Quinn and helps him escape]]. Nyala [[{{Understatement}} doesn’t take it well]], even saying she’ll tell everyone in Boston that Rashel is a ‘vampire lover’ and really supports the Night World. It also [[SanitySlippage rapidly erodes]] what little mental stability she'd been clinging to.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of vampires and dubious sanity stems from [[DarkAndTroubledPast
finding out she's a vampire, he's initially shocked, but quickly gets over it. Jade her sister dying after being attacked by a FriendlyNeighbourhhodVampire helps]].vampire]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Often does this. It's implied part of it ItsPersonal / {{Revenge}}: Her motive for joining the Lancers is to cover up shyness try and find the vampire that [[YouKilledMyFather killed her sister]].
* TheOphelia: She’s described as being a fairly attractive girl, with a “sleep-walking”
or social anxiety.“faraway” look in her eyes, and drifts in and out of periods of DissonantSerenity or uncontrollable anger and grief. See also SanitySlippage.
* IllBoy: He spent SanitySlippage: Becomes increasingly unstable over the first two years course of his life in an oxygen tent due to severe asthma the novel, especially after the above mentioned case of BrokenPedestal. By the end of ''The Chosen'', she suffers a complete breakdown and for years was smaller and frailer than tries to [[spoiler: burn down the other kids. He's managed to catch up, but he doesn't like to be reminded about his childhood illness and can be shy and standoffish.entire enclave ''whilst she’s still in it''. After seeing what she’s done, she [[LaughingMad begins laughing]] before [[HeroicBSOD collapsing in tears]]]].
* InterspeciesRomance: With Jade.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed. He can be somewhat rude and anti-social, though this is due to shyness more than anything and he's a genuinely caring guy beneath it, especially to Mary-Lynette and Jade.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Mary-Lynette suggests this to him (in a PG way), believing the right girl will help him chill out a bit and bring him out of his shell. He's not impressed, though it turns out
VampireHunter: What she might be right, as he seems far more relaxed and cheerful after falling for [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Jade]].aspires to be.

!!Eric Ross
!!Vicky
The secondary protagonist of ''Spellbinder'' and Thea Harman's soulmate.Lancers's new second-in-command; a supporting character in ''The Chosen''.



* AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].
* BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake and risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed and helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
* DisappearedDad: He mentions that his father - a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at a vet clinic and aspires to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help her stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].

!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school and the love interest of Gillian Lennox.

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* AntiMagic: He's seemingly immune to [[spoiler: love spells of any kind]]. However, it's not clear if he's naturally immune, or if it's [[ThePowerOfLove BitchAlert: She is ''immediately'' hostile towards Rashel despite the Soulmate Principle overriding the effect of the spells]].fact she's volunteered to help them on their mission.
* BadassNormal: He has no problem grabbing at a rattlesnake {{Jerkass}}: She's generally rude, abrasive, [[DudeWheresMyRespect demands respect]]...oh, and risking being bitten to get it back in the bushes, squaring off against a deranged, knife-wielding guy unarmed she [[{{Sadist}} actively enjoys using torture]] on vampires and helping fight a very powerful and ''very'' pissed off ghost [[spoiler: to help Thea]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first scene]], he barrels through several students to grab a rattlesnake in the park lot and carry it to the bushes before it or anyone else gets hurt, even getting bitten in the process. See also BadassNormal above.
other Night People.
* DisappearedDad: He mentions JerkassHasAPoint: When giving her ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rashel, she rightly points out that his father - Rashel released Quinn, a pilot - died in a plane crash a few years back.very dangerous vampire who is also currently their only lead on finding the kidnapped girls.
* DistressedDude: Downplayed, but during NumberTwo: To Elliot, the climax, he's in real trouble when [[spoiler: Suzanne's ghost gets her PrehensileHair around him]] until Thea turns up to help.leader of the Lancers.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: He first falls for Thea after she subtly uses magic to heal his snake bite.
* GenreSavvy: He catches on pretty quickly
PayEvilUntoEvil: Believes that [[spoiler: Thea and her family are real witches]].
* GreenEyes: Has prominient and oft mentioned deep green eyes with [[GrayEyes gray]] flecks.
* InterspeciesRomance / MuggleMageRomance: With Thea. And he makes it very clear [[spoiler: to the Inner Circle]] that he thinks it's "stupid" that the laws of the Night World won't let them be together because of this.
giving vampires a quick death is "too good for them", seeing how they "make our people suffer".
* NatureLover: He loves animals, volunteers at PetTheDog: She makes a vet clinic point of being kind and aspires inclusive to study zoology in university. It's partly what attracts [[BirdsOfAFeather Thea]] newcomer Nyala, promising to him.
* NiceGuy: He's compassionate and sensitive, [[AllLovingHero not just to people but to animals
help her get revenge for her sister, though it's debatable as well]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Happens twice when [[spoiler: Blaise]] tries to seduce him, due to the fact he's already in love with Thea.
* {{Protectorate}}: For Thea.
how much this actually helped her.
* TwoFirstNames
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Thea, especially when he [[spoiler: figures out
TheResenter: She took an instant dislike to Rashel, but really starts to hate her after she lets Quinn go, believing she's a witch]]. He actually goes out of his way to help her stop Suzanne [[spoiler: and is later revealed "damned Daybreaker".
* RichBitch: Implied; she's said
to have joined Circle Daybreak with her]].attended a "fancy prep school" growing up and has a rather spiteful and entitled attitude.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Her sheer ''glee'' at the prospect of torturing Quinn to death suggests this.
* TortureTechnician: Takes it upon herself to torture vampires they capture; she even brings her own personal torture kit wherever she goes.
* VampireHunter: She'd gained some level of [[TheDreaded notoriety]] for her kills on America's south shore before joining the Lancers.


!!David Blackburn
The secondary protagonist of ''Dark Angel''. He is a popular student at his high school
!!Daphne Childs
A human girl kidnapped by vampires in ''The Chosen'', who escapes with Rashel’s help
and teams up with her to find the love interest rest of Gillian Lennox. the missing girls.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and dark eyes.
* BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.
* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is actually a sensitive and compassionate girl beneath her FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping the roles]].
* BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian and confessing she spread rumours about Gillian's mom and cheated on him]]. He later tells Gillian he had no idea she could be so nasty and two-faced.
* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler: To Gillian]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: As a kid, he saw Gillian buried under a pile of snow and rescued her. At the beginning of the novel, he picks up Gillian after he finds her half frozen in the road and then offers to drive her to and from school every day to keep her safe, and when the cafeteria window shatters, he helps move people out of the way. He also defends Gillian when people start spreading rumours about her alcoholic mother.
* NearDeathExperience: Reveals that he [[spoiler:briefly died as a child during an operation to remove his appendix, thus explaining why he believes Gillian about the Night World]].
* ObliviousToLove: He not only doesn’t realise Gillian loves him, but doesn’t even realise they’re in the same ''class''. He doesn’t stay oblivious for long.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: To Gillian [[spoiler: after she confesses she's a witch and tells him about Angel. He actually doesn't have a hard time accepting it as true, on account of his NearDeathExperience]].

!!Tanya Jun
Tanya is a supporting antagonist in ''Dark Angel''. She is a popular girl at her school and David Blackburn’s girlfriend, thus making her a rival to Gillian Lennox for his affections.
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* AlphaBitch: Type 2, with some shades of AcademicAlphaBitch thrown in.
* AssholeVictim: Subverted. Whilst she isn’t particularly sympathetic, her being cursed with [[spoiler: flesh eating bacteria in her arm so severe she nearly ''loses a finger'']] is portrayed as DisproportionateRetribution. Gillian, who is responsible for [[spoiler: the curse]], is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone utterly horrified]] when she realises how serious it is.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whilst she initially comes across as an AloofDarkHairedGirl and rather [[CondescendingCompassion condescending]], she doesn’t appear to be a genuinely ''bad'' person. The mask quickly begins to slip though and by the middle of the novel, when Gillian overhears her revenge plot for David and herself, it becomes blatantly obvious just how malicious she truly is.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For David, though in more subtle ways than most examples. After hearing rumours about David and Gillian and seeing how she is fawned over by their classmates, she spreads rumours about Gillian and her home-life to undermine and humiliate her. She also comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against them both after [[spoiler: David dumps her for Gillian]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: After David dumps her for cheating on him and lying about it, she decides to get revenge…by telling the college he applied to, his grandparents who are funding his education and the school that he once cheated on an English lit. paper (which ''she'' orchestrated in the first place), which could potentially ruin his life (or at the very least his career prospects). When Kim points this out, she simply laughs and states “I know”]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: She goes apeshit after Gillian and David were spotted parked together at the side of the road (nothing actually happened between them), when it turns out that [[spoiler: she herself had cheated on David multiple times with Bruce Faber and never intended to tell him]].
* KickTheDog: She mocks Gillian’s pyjamas for having teddy bears on them and the stuffed animals in her room…whilst she’s meant to be helping Gillian recover after falling into an icy creek and nearly freezing to death (in fact, she ''did'' freeze to death, then came back, though Tanya was unaware of this). She also spreads nasty rumours about Gillian’s mother being a drunk out of jealousy over the attention Gillian is getting from David and the other popular kids.
* TheRival: To Gillian.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: A downplayed and more sinister example. Tanya proves herself to be very cunning and resourceful…which she primarily uses to keep herself on top and crush those she perceives as a threat. She’s still in high school and is rather accurately described as being a “future executive”.
* YourCheatingHeart: It is revealed that [[spoiler: she cheated on David with a JerkJock named Bruce Faber. Angel uses this knowledge to help Gillian break up her and David]].

!!Rashel Jordan
The main protagonist of ''The Chosen''. Rashel is an infamous VampireHunter, known as '[[RedBaron the Cat]]', who seeks to avenge the deaths of her mother, great aunt and best friend (killed by a vampire when she was five). Things become increasingly blurred however, when she learns she's the soulmate of a vampire, John Quinn.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He's stated to have "brown" skin, dark hair and dark eyes.AllThereInTheManual: Her surname is not mentioned in the novel itself, but is revealed in the fanguide.
* BerserkButton: Though it’s mostly off-screen, he doesn’t take AntiMagic: To an extent. She’s one of the revelation that [[spoiler: Tanya cheated on him]] well at all.rare humans able to resist vampire mind control.
* DamselOutOfDistress / OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: After being kidnapped from the club, she pretended to be under mind control despite being scared out of her wits to avoid alerting the vampires and after being put into the back of a van, she watched to see how her captors locked the door, then got it open and jumped out once the van started moving.

* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting example. His two love interests are Tanya, his smart, responsible TheDitz: Can be one at times, being a bit scatter-brained and level-headed long-time girlfriend and Gillian, a former ShrinkingViolet turned mysterious and exotically beautiful [[TheTease tease]]. In which case, Tanya would be the Betty and Gillian the Veronica. However, Tanya, coming across as it turns out, is a conniving ManipulativeBitch and [[spoiler: a cheater]], whilst Gillian is DumbBlonde, as well as mispronouncing words like enclave as “ont-clave”. Overlaps with GeniusDitz, as she can actually a sensitive be pretty smart when she has to and compassionate girl beneath her FemmeFatale persona, arguably [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch flipping is vital to Rashel figuring out where the roles]].girls are being taken from.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. She’s not nearly as stupid as she first appears and actually plays up this stereotype to trick the vampires.

* BrokenPedestal: Towards [[spoiler: Tanya]] when he overhears HiddenDepths: Rashel’s first impression of her [[spoiler: ranting at Gillian is that she’s a “bit of blonde fluff”, but she’s soon revealed to be a lot tougher and confessing more resourceful than she spread rumours about Gilli