Characters / Anita Blake

Characters that appear in Anita Blake

Anita Blake

An animator/vampire executioner living in St. Louis. She is also held in retainer for the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team eventually becoming a federal marshall. Anita was born a necromancer, granting her power over all dead.

Tropes associated with Anita:

  • Action Girl
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV
  • Broken Bird: Dead mother, raised a dead thing as a kid, stepmom doesn't like her, first fiance dumped her for stupid reasons, the first guy she liked after him was killed to spite her, etc.
  • Byronic Hero
  • Chaste Hero: Originally, due her first engagement fell through. Then Celibate Hero after her second engagement fell through. After that, well, it's complicated.
  • Deus Sex Machina: In the later novels.
  • Female Misogynist: She seems to see other women mainly as threat to her harem and takes an almost unconscious malicious glee whilst disparaging other women, reasons ranging from their clothes to their hair color.
  • First-Person Smartass
  • Flanderization: Suffers from this in regards to her sex life and sexually-fueled magical powers, to the point where the longest book in the series to-date barely managed to get out of the bed, to say nothing of the bedroom.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Hellz naw, it ain't.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Tons of 'em, one of them shaped as a cross on her forearm.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Admits she's not comfortable when she isn't mad about something.
  • Horny Devils: In Narcissus in Chains, she gains the ardeur.
  • Knight Errant: Jean-Claude even points out that Anita will go out of her way to right some wrong even if it would cost her almost nothing to leave it be.
  • The Lad-ette
  • Mega Manning: If a power has been used on her, chances are eventually, she'll gain the ability to use it herself.
  • Necromancer: The most powerful one still living in America, natch.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's 5'3'' and the most dangerous character in the series. Black belt in Judo with training in Kenpo.
  • The Pornomancer
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Sociopathic Hero: She alternates between running towards and away from He Who Fights Monsters.
  • Spicy Latina: Try Angry Latina. Though it should be noted that she goes around proudly telling everyone that she's half-Mexican yet never speaks Spanish, never talks about her mother in any detail, and shows no signs of liking her cultural heritage.
  • Unwanted Harem, Too Many Love Interests: Let's leave it at that, shall we?
  • Wakeup Makeup: In the comics, Anita keeps having blood-red lips in every single panel, even after bathing and sleeping. What makes this even more ridiculous is that she once even states she doesn't wear makeup except for parties. Unneccessary to say, her party makeup doesn't change her looks much.


The Master vampire of the city of St. Louis. Jean-Claude is a French vampire somewhere in the age range of 400-600 years. Anita is his human servant and Richard is his animal servant.

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Richard Zeeman

A Science teacher at a local junior high school, Richard is Anita's former fiance (the second one) and the last member of Jean-Claude's triumvirate. He is a powerful Alpha werewolf and the Ulfric (that is leader) of the St. Louis Thronos Rokke clan.

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An assassin and sometimes friend of Anita. Originally focused on humans but decided to start hunting the preternatural because humans are too easy.

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