Characters: Lost Girl
The Character Sheet for Syfy's Lost Girl. Beware of spoilers, only spoilers from the fourth season are meant to be blacked out. All character sheets contain major spoilers. Proceed reading at your own risk.note
The Main Characters
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Isabeau "Bo" Dennis
- Portrayed by: Anna Silk
- Absolute Cleavage: Bo's streetwear usually shows a lot of cleavage. When she's dressed up, she shows even more. For example, in the pilot episode, where she's bar-tending at a nightclub, she wears a black shirt unbuttoned almost to her navel, with a black plunge bra underneath.
- Action Girl: Bo's adventures often lead to fights, usually with Fae opponents. In the beginning episodes, she doesn't quite know what she's up against and often ends up in tricky situations. Fortunately, she has her friends to help her.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Not entirely aloof; just compared with Kenzi and Lauren. And Dyson's definitely more aloof than Bo.
- Amateur Sleuth: Bo's not as great a detective as Dyson and Hale, but she still moonlights as one to help people.
- The Atoner: Bo feels extreme guilt for her murder spree in the past, and making up for it is likely her motivation for becoming a detective. "Raging Fae" showcases it very well.
- Aura Vision: She can see sexual auras, even when she can't see the person that they're coming from. The viewers have not been shown what this looks like on-screen.
- Badass Longcoat: She sometimes wears a longcoat when kicking ass in a fight.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Bo has a Kiss of Death, but is still one of the most moral characters on the show.
- Berserk Button: Threatening to kill and eat Lauren is not a good idea around Bo. Or harming any of her friends, for that matter.
- Bi the Way: To Bo, people of both sexes are equally good sources of sexual energy. She also has no gender preference when forming romantic relationships, and has both male and female love interests during the series.
- Cartwright Curse: Bo's power is to suck the life out of her partners. The trope is subverted pretty quickly, since she learns to control this power so both Lauren and Dyson survive, and Ryan leaves under okay circumstances.
- Charm Person: One of the perks of being a succubus.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Bo has an almost pathological need to help people, and goes to great lengths to protect her clients and friends from danger.
- Drunk with Power: Yeah...happens to her a good bit in Season 2 and 3...
- Eleventh Hour Superpower:
- When Lauren is threatened by the Lich and his minions, combined with a side order of The Power of Love. Bo doesn't remember what she did or how she did it, but there were elements of God Save Us from the Queen! at that point. Happens again later after her Dawning, after she passes it at the cost of Dyson's life.
- "Dark Horse" reveals that she inherited this from her father; namely, the ability to use her power on multiple victims at once.
- Establishing Character Moment: Passing the Fae initiation in the pilot episode due to Kenzi's interference helps her realize which side really cares for her:The Ash: This one has passed the test. It has been witnessed. Child, you may name your side.
Bo: Neither! I choose humans!
- Even the Girls Want Her: When she turns on her succubus powers, everybody, male or female, wants her. Even without those powers, several straight female characters like Kenzi have remarked on Bo's attractiveness.
- Going Commando: Bo tells Tamsin that she doesn't even own any panties. In many other episodes, she is shown wearing panties, though, so either Bo was teasing Tamsin or the writers aren't quite consistent.
- Hero Protagonist: Bo is the main character of the show and its most moral.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kenzi, whom she calls her sister (even though Bo isn't heterosexual, Kenzi makes it very clear that she is).
- Horny Devil: Bo is arguably a deconstruction of this trope, since she tries to stay in one (emotionally) monogamous relationship, even though she has to have sex to stay alive and Lauren can't give her enough.
- Knife Nut: They're her go-to weapon, after her succubus powers.
- Lingerie Scene: Bo gets one in most episodes, often as a prelude to sex scenes.
- Love Triangle: With Lauren and Dyson.
- Love You and Everybody: Bo pulls this on Lauren in the second season finale, despite the fact that only she and Lauren are present:Bo: I love you...all, so much.
- Meaningful Name: Bo sounds like Beau, which means "beauty." It may also be intended to be a backhanded reference to Little Bo Peep, only in this case Bo has lost her family and not her sheep. Incidentally, her birth name is Isabeau, after her grandmother, Trick's wife.
- Mind Control: An offshoot of her succubus powers. It's less outright control than influence, however.
- Mommy Issues: With both her adoptive mom and her biological mom.
- Ms. Fanservice: Stripperific clothing, lingerie scenes, nude scenes, sex scenes—you name it. Justified because she is a succubus who feeds off sexual energy.
- Occult Detective: Bo's neutral status (neither Light nor Dark) is handy when investigating various mysteries involving Fae. Bo and Kenzi find that they can make a living doing this.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Bo's biological (Fae) parents abandoned her, for reasons unknown. She then had to leave home as a teen after her powers awakened.
- Parental Abandonment: One of the main plot arcs of the entire series is her figuring out her parentage. She finds her mother near the end of season 1; her father has yet to be revealed as of season 4.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Bo is described by many characters as incredibly beautiful looking.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With both Dyson and Lauren. And as of season 4, with Reynard.
- Superpowered Evil Side:
- Bo displays one when Lauren is threatened. She doesn't remember how or what she did afterwards, though.
- It reappears in the Season 2 finale. And Season 3...
- Surprise Incest: In Season 1, she gets frenched by Saskia, who turns out to be her birth mother Aoife.
- And in Season 5, she has sex with Persephone, who turns out to be her stepmother.
- Take a Third Option: How she deals with being given a Sadistic Choice.
- Technical Pacifist:
- She normally follows a no-kill policy as much as possible. That said, if a bad guy is really evil, she has no qualms about, say...leaving him to his victims. She has done this thrice, and has no guilt over it whatsoever. (Once, she even did it instead of imprisonment.)
- And she poisoned the Garuda to death.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the beginning she often loses fights against other Fae, to a large extent because she doesn't quite know what she's up against. She trains to become a better fighter and studies the lore of the Fae to be better prepared.
- The Unfettered: At least that's how the other Fae see her. Bo is actually a subversion as she refuses to take a side precisely because of her moral code.
- Vapor Wear: Bo often inverts this trope by wearing skimpy or see-through clothing to show off her underwear, rather than her lack of underwear. She sometimes plays it straight as well, with backless tops and/or Absolute Cleavage.
- The Watson: Bo doesn't have a clue about the Fae or how Fae society works, and frequently needs things explained to her.
- Woman in Black: She normally wears predominantly black clothes, but sometimes wears more cheerful colours.
Mackenzie "Kenzi" Malikov
- Portrayed by: Ksenia Solo
- Abusive Parents: Kenzi's stepfather is said to have locked her in a closet for as little as laughing too loud, and generally made her childhood miserable enough that she came close on several occasions to summoning Baba Yaga to kill him.
- Action Girl: Though not as powerful as Bo or other Fae, she is not useless in a fight.
- Affectionate Pickpocket: She has a tendency to steal that boarders on kleptomania.
- Amateur Sleuth: She would like to make a living from solving people's problems, but Bo's willingness to help people for free often turns her into this.
- Anime Hair: Some of the hairstyles we see are (but not limited to) a hair mohawk, two separate blonde wigs, a pink bob-cut type of wig, and her usual-and actually natural-black, straight shoulder-length style with bangs.
- Badass Boast: When the Norn claims Kenzi wouldn't dare cut down her sacred tree.Kenzi: Oh yes, I would, I'm human, remember? We drive SUVs, and we dump raw sewage into pretty lakes, and we will burn this planet to the ground if it means just one more cheeseburger, so since your Fae rules don't apply to me... (revs up chainsaw and slices into the Norn's tree again)
- Badass Normal: She can really hold her own, even amongst the Fae. So far, she's taken on both Baba Yaga and the Norn, and survived to tell about it. Taken Up to Eleven when she accidentally picks up the Staff of Righteousness, which briefly takes her to almost River Tam levels of badass.
- Chainsaw Good: In Season 2, when she REALLY wants something from someone who's REALLY pissed her off.
- Chickification: In Seasons 1 and 2, she manages to pull plenty of Badass moments and keep up with the others despite being The Team Normal. Season 3 saw Kenzi becoming much whinier and needier towards the other Fae characters and bemoaning her status as a non-Fae. She still manages an impressive scene or two, but the contrast is staggering.
- Con Man: One of her many side jobs is to pretend to be a psychic and give fake readings.
- Deadpan Snarker: Kenzi has a sharp tongue and quick wit.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Kenzi used to be known as "Meow Meow" on the street.
- The Fashionista: She kinda looooves nice clothes. Like, a lot.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: In the pilot and once or twice since then. Kenzi is perfectly OK with Bo's bisexuality as long as it is directed towards others, but not her.
- Heartbroken Badass: After Hale dies, she desperately seeks out anyone who could help her avenge his death. When not even Bo agrees to help her, she forces Bo to un-claim her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Heroic enough to get her into Valhalla.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Bo. So much so that it is her, and not Lauren or Dyson, who counts as Bo's "heart".
- I Call It "Vera": She calls her katana "Geraldine".
- Katanas Are Just Better: She likes to carry one, called "Geraldine".
- Lingerie Scene:
- She wears corsets as outerwear, so some episodes are almost walking lingerie scenes.
- At home, she spends a lot of time in her pajamas (which at least technically would count as lingerie) even outside of her bedroom. This is played for cuteness rather than sexiness, but it's still a kind of Fanservice.
- Lovable Rogue: She has had to support herself by stealing and living by her wits for a long time, and is adept at disguises and stealth. The "lovable" part is perhaps as much a survival strategy as an integral part of her personality.
- Motor Mouth: She talks a lot, and very quickly, sometimes transitioning into Buffy Speak.
- Meganekko: Defied. In Season 2, Dyson mentions that her eyes aren't very good after a Body Swap, but we never see or hear anything else about glasses or contacts—and by the face she makes when he says it, we can assume we won't. It's possible that this is a result of him having superior senses as a Fae (or wolf) so he feels normal human eyesight is weak.
- Ms. Fanservice: Unlike Bo, she keeps her clothes on most of the time, but sometimes shows a lot of leg and/or cleavage. Not to mention her wearing corsets as outerwear. She is usually depicted as cute rather than seductive. Maybe, fanservice on a more aesthetic but less sexual way?
- Muggle Best Friend: To Bo.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She traded the Twig of Zamora to Massimo for more fake-Fae cream. This allows Massimo to survive being thrown into a fire pit and get his revenge by killing Hale.
- Nice Shoes: One of the kinds of clothes she goes gaga for. Maybe someone on the writing staff has a thing for feet? Either way, Kenzi has a thing for feet, as spelled out in Season 2's "Original Skin."
- Odd Friendship: She and Hale develop one over the course of the first season, sympathizing over playing second fiddle to fairly Badass leading character types.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Kenzi often wears them as outerwear.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Kenzi has been on the street since she was 10.
- Perky Goth: Her clothing style leans towards the gothic, with corsets and lace, usually in black, but her general disposition is lively and optimistic.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She often affects this look as part of her gothic style, but she varies her raven hair with wigs in bright colours, or platinum-blonde.
- Screwy Squirrel: A mild case.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In "The Girl Who Fae'd With Fire."
- Shipper on Deck: Bo/Dyson all the way. Vex actually calls her on her bias in Season 3.
- Sticky Fingers: Kenzi's original "profession" is thief, and she often finds it hard to resist the urge to pick up and keep various objects that she "finds".
- Street Smart / Book Dumb: As made perfectly clear in a third season episode, when she rattles off street-level criminal knowledge without batting an eyelash, but thinks Che Guevara is a t-shirt designer for angry youth.
- What Beautiful Eyes: Ksenia Solo, who plays Kenzi, has very striking eyes, which are particularly noticeable due to the heavy eyeshadow she wears.
- Why Did It Have To Be Baba Yaga?
- And hospitals. She REALLY doesn't like hospitals.
- Portrayed by: Kristen Holden-Reid
- Armor-Piercing Question: When a Fae who can extract truth from people asks him if he loves Ciara, his reply, to his surprise, is "I can't love her!" This helps him realize that the Norn took so much more out of him than he thought.
- The Big Guy: Despite being a detective, he often serves as alternative muscle to take down the bad guy.
- The Casanova: Is legendary in his precinct for his ability to get testimonies out of female witnesses.
- Cop Boyfriend: He is a cop who doubles as a boy friend for Bo.
- Dirty Cop: Played with. While he and Hale take the "to serve and protect" part of their jobs seriously, they are primarily concerned with covering up evidence of Fae activities. In addition, it becomes clear after the first episode that his loyalties lie with Trick and not the Ash.
- Fair Cop: Bo's attraction to him is not just explained by her succubus insticts. See also entries for The Casanova and Mr. Fanservice.
- Fatal Flaw: His inability to TALK with people. Much of the problems, and his entire Season 2 arc, could have been helped if he just explained things.
- Game Face: He can call upon aspects of his wolf in human form such as claws, fangs, and changes in his eyes.
- Green-Eyed Monster: "(Dis)Members Only" makes it clear that Dyson doesn't like the idea of sharing Bo with other people, but he also makes it clear that's not his choice to make.
- Healing Factor: He heals faster than humans.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Season 1, he was willing to give up his wolf to save Bo, but the Norn chose to take his love instead. Later, in Season 3, he volunteers to be Bo's hand in her Dawning, knowing that it would cost him his life. Thankfully, Bo's Eleventh Hour Superpower kicked in, allowing her to revive him.
- Ladykiller in Love: Until the Norn took away his love for Bo. Then got it back.
- Even when he DOES lose his love...he still acts like this trope. With Ciara as well — despite not being able to love her.
- Love Triangle: With Bo and Lauren.
- Magic Pants: Averted.
- Mr. Fanservice: Many episodes feature a Shirtless Scene displaying his toned body.
- Natural Weapon: He calls it his "Wolf," despite the effects making it appear that he gets some form of claws and fangs whenever his eyes go gold and black.
- Older Than They Look: Has made jokes that suggest he was whoring around with nuns during THE CRUSADES.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: He's a wolfshifter. And apparently, there's a lycanthropic language.
- Perma Stubble: He constantly looks like he needs shave.
- Really Gets Around: Not anymore, but he really got around. In Season 1, Lauren makes a comment about him being "well traveled"; and in a flashback in Season 4 numerous characters describe him as being promiscuous.
- Really 700 Years Old: Fifteen-hundred, to be exact.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Bo.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: An unusual example, as the sclera (whites of the eyes) go black, lending to a feral, dangerous appearance when Dyson lets his wolf out.
- Uh-Oh Eyes: Gold and black means BACK AWAY.
- Undying Loyalty: To Trick. Overlaps with Secret Keeper, in that he knows Trick's the Blood King.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can transform into a wolf.
- Would Not Hit a Girl: Tamsin. Even in a boxing ring!
William Haley François "Hale" Santiago The (Acting) Ash III
- Portrayed by: K.C. Collins
- Black Best Friend: To Dyson.
- Black Dude Dies First: Of the major characters, he is the first to die in the fourth season.
- Demoted to Extra: In Season 3 due to K.C. Collins being busy with other projects and also Hale being busy as the currently acting Ash which fits quite nicely.
- Dirty Cop: Played with. While he and Dyson take the "to serve and protect" part of their jobs seriously, they are primarily concerned with covering up evidence of Fae activities.
- Drunk with Power: While he is being a total dick as the Ash, this is defied by Lauren, who claims that power doesn't corrupt people; it reveals them. He has yet to actually abuse his power, though.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: His full name and title is "Baronet William Haley Francoise Santiago of Clan Zamora."
- Enthralling Siren: A Rare Male Example.
- Fair Cop: Like Dyson, he is very good-looking, but less of a ladykiller.
- Killed Off for Real: In the Season 4 episode "End of a Line."
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Or, more accurately, whistle, since he's a...
- Mind Control: Siren.
- Mr. Fanservice: Many episodes have featured Shirtless Scenes showing off his toned body.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Hale is extremely pissed when he finds his sister fooling around with Dyson in "The Girl Who Fae'd With Fire."
- Nice Hat: Often sports a pork pie hat.
- Odd Friendship: With Kenzi. Eventually gets a Relationship Upgrade in Season 4.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Hale is the heir to one of the three most powerful Fae noble clans but chose to become a police officer and interact with humans on a daily basis.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Sadly seems to be turning out to be as much of a jerk as his predecessors in the role of Ash.
Lauren Lewis / Karen Beattie
- Portrayed by: Zoie Palmer
- Adorkable: Often she's calm and collected, but when she's excited about something, she's really excited about it (for instance, when she wins a science award and is almost literally bouncing off the walls with glee).
- Badass Bookworm: Is able to come up with a cure for a Fae plague (which the Fae themselves couldn't do), a way to stabilize Lachlan's blood and a way to use Hale's powers to save Kenzi's life. Even the Garuda, who considers humans somewhere below dirt on the evolutionary scale, calls her smart. However, she's perfectly capable of terrifying Vex when she wants to, and has held her own with the Fae (who despise humans) for more than five years.
- Badass Normal: As a human, Lauren does not have the magical powers of the Fae, and she doesn't nromally get into physical fights, but she has her intellectual powers and tremendous willpower which makes her able to hold her own in a battle of wits with the Ash.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She hints at one. When Kenzi talks about how she had a normal upbringing, she emotionally responds that Kenzi doesn't know anything about her.
- In Season 3, we learn that she's a wanted criminal and her real name is Karen Beattie. Turns out she was an eco-terrorist until a bomb she made killed eleven people, though she claims that she didn't want anyone to get hurt.
- Deus Angst Machina: Every season, the writers seem out to traumatize Lauren in new and fantastic ways.
- Easily Forgiven: Averted; Bo is deeply hurt when it's revealed that Lauren was ordered to sleep with her and ignores her apologies and attempts to explain. The revelation that Trick and Dyson were also lying to her seems to be what motivates Bo into forgiving her. Kenzi is seemingly still holding a grudge in Season 2.
- Face-Heel Turn: She is kidnapped by the Dark Fae and eventually decides to work for them instead of the Light Fae, since their cage is slightly more gilded.
- For Science!: Lauren's reason for working with the Fae. Well, that's the reason she gives anyway. The real reason is her girlfriend Nadia was stricken ill, and then lapsed into a coma, by a disease that was supposed to only affect Fae. The Ash offered Lauren all the resources she wanted to finding a cure, in exchange for becoming a slave to the Light Fae.
- Happiness in Slavery:
- She is the property of the Ash, leader of the Light Fae, but is generally content with her lot in life. She finds her scientific research into Fae physiology to be intellectually rewarding, and her medical expertise, and the fact that she is owned by the Ash, gives her a fair amount of prestige and influence among the Light Fae. She is unmistakably a slave, however.
- Deconstructed in Season 2, where her treatment under the new Ash takes a turn for the worse, and it is revealed that she actually joined the Ash to keep her girlfriend Nadia alive and to have a chance at curing Nadia's mysterious ailment, and it's later revealed that the Ash ordered her cursed to obtain Lauren as his slave in the first place. She also later admits to Bo that the five years she spent as a slave have been rather bleak for her; and considering how reserved she is, that probably means horrible.
- In Season 3, she grows increasingly unhappy with being the property of the Ash, eventually leaving to work with a human who tries to steal Fae powers, then getting kidnapped by the Dark Fae, who she willingly decides to work for, reasoning that their cage is at least a bit more gilded than her treatment by the Light.
- Hidden Depths: As we (and Kenzi) find out in Season 3, this Yale-educated doctor is also an Afghanistan veteran.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She is very feminine in her manners and appearance, but has never displayed any sexual interest in men.
- Love Triangle: With Bo and Dyson.
- My Greatest Failure: When she gave her brother some pipe bombs and the resulting explosion killed eleven people. She didn't want anyone to get hurt, but he may not have cared.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She is mostly at fault for causing the entire climax of Season 3. To her credit, she realizes it and both sabotages the Big Bad's plan and releases Dyson.
- Omniglot: While she has yet to speak any of them, she is apparently fluent in Spanish, French, and Swahili.
- Science Heroine: She serves the role as the show's scientist and defeats her enemies with something she cooked upon a lab instead of direct combat.
- Sex Slave: Played with. No one ever uses the word "slave" to refer to Lauren, but she does refer to herself as the "property" of the Ash, and for all the influence and prestige she enjoys among the Light Fae, she is clearly a slave. This trope comes into play when the Ash orders her to seduce and sleep with Bo. Granted, she very much liked and wanted Bo, but it's still the case that she didn't have a choice in the matter. Bo still holds it against her for awhile.
- Slave Collar: The pendant Lauren wears marks her as the Ash's property. It's just symbolic, though.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: By Season 3, most of the B-plots of a given episode have to do with her or her romantic issues with Bo. Compare to Season 1 when she only appeared to play The Smart Guy.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Bo.
- Supreme Chef: When it comes to baking at least.
- Took a Level in Badass: Though not a in a physical way, she is a good deal more forceful and assertive in Season 4 due to being sick of being screwed over by the Fae. Evony — the Morrigan, of all Fae — finds out the hard way just how badass Lauren's become.
Fitzpatrick "Trick" McCorrigan
- Portrayed by: Rick Howland
- Badass Grandpa: One of the older characters in the show, and potentially the oldest of the main cast. Also actually Bo's grandfather, as revealed in the penultimate episode of Season 2.
- The Bartender: So he prefers to be.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He can be downright terrifying when angry.
- Blessed with Suck: Anything he willingly writes in his blood comes to pass, but often in an unexpected way or with a personal cost.
- Blood Magic: How his Fae powers work
- Early Installment Weirdness: In the pilot, he advises the Ash and Morrigan to let Bo stay unaligned for as long as it useful, and then kill her. Even if he was playing them, this doesn't seem to fit with his later characterizations. It isn't even mentioned again.
- Eccentric Mentor: To Dyson, and to some extent to Bo and Kenzi.
- Has a Type: Trick likes the dominant, ball-buster type. They really get to him.
- Knowledge Broker: Due both to his being the Blood King and that his bar is one of the few places open to both Light and Dark Fae.
- King Incognito: Trick is the Blood King of the Fae.
- Little People Are Surreal: Averted. Trick's being much smaller than the rest of the cast is unremarked upon, and when another little person figures into the plot, it turns out he's related to Trick. It seems to be just another Fae marker for that particular species.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Trick is Aoife's father and therefore Bo's grandfather.
- My Greatest Failure: Although he enforced the peace between the Light and Dark Fae, he did so only after his wife was killed.
- Reality Warper: As the Blood King, practically anything he writes in his blood will inevitably come to pass though sometimes in an unexpected way or with a personal price. Season 4 reveals he even wrote Reynard out of existence!
- Retired Monster: As the Blood King, Trick was quite ruthless viewing himself as superior to other Fae and would often use his blood to try and force events to go his way or inflict terrible punishments on those who defied him. It was only after the price of his blood magic and actions cost him his family and nearly every other Fae to want him dead that he realized he went to far. Nowadays, he regrets some of his actions and views other actions as a case of I Did What I Had to Do.
- The Smart Guy: Thanks to his advanced age, connections, and large library he is usually the one people go to when they need information. He either knows something right off or can quickly learn it through reserach.
- Stealth Mentor: In varying shades towards Hale.
- Portrayed by: Paul Amos
- Ambiguously Bi: It's already been established that he's attracted to women, and he starts hitting on Dyson and Hale in Season 3. It's hard to tell if he's genuinely hitting on them, or just trying to piss them off. Or both.
- No longer at all ambiguous by Season 5.
- Berserk Button: Apparently, claiming he looks like Robert Smith from The Cure.
- The Brute: While intelligent and skilled, he seems to be one of the Dark Fae's top enforcers.
- Celebrity Resemblance: He looks like Robert Smith from The Cure. However, the last person who told him that has only recently regained the use of her legs.
- Easily Forgiven: Kenzi seems to have totally forgiven him for trying to kill her and Bo in "ConFaegion."
- Then again, he did save her life as well. Plus, they only really forgive him after Lauren punches him.
- Faux Affably Evil: As of Season 3, though, he seems to be shifting more into Affably Evil territory.
- Officially shifts in "ConFaegion." Even if he didn't INTENTIONALLY save Kenzi's life, he actually feels bad about being evil.
- For the Evulz: In the early seasons, Vex would often kill or torment people for laughs.
- The Gadfly: Vex really seems to enjoy pissing other people off.
- Hidden Depths: He's very meticulous with his makeup, and genuinely laments the fate of his kind, to the point that he listens intently to one of Trick's tales about his father.
- Humanity Is Infectious: Much to his annoyance, Kenzi seems to be having an effect on him.
- Jerkass: Humiliates the Morrigan who is, by all accounts, shown to be a political ally, for no apparent reason other than for laughs in Season 2. It is revealed he did it partially to be thrown in prison, where an angry gang of soccer-loving Fae who he conned couldn't get to him.
- Last of His Kind: The last Mesmer.
- Life or Limb Decision: In "Let The Dark Times Roll", he cuts off his hand to prevent a poison in it from spreading to the rest of him. Lauren does stitch it back for him later on.
- Meaningful Name: See The Gadfly above.
- People Puppets: His power; he can control the physical movements of others using his hands.
- Say My Name: Often on the receiving end of this for irritating the Morrigan.
- Superpower Lottery: His power is arguably one of the most dangerous in the series. All he needs is his hands free and he can make others kill themselves. Which is why his kind have been persecuted throughout history, having their hands cut off and dying of starvation.
- Token Evil Teammate: In the struggle against the Garuda, mostly because Bo busted him out of Dark Fae prison and he owed her.
- This seems to be a permanent shift as of Season 3, as he becomes an unwilling house guest of Bo and Kenzi, as he can't go back to the Morrigan.
- In "Those Who Wander," he reappears to capture the Morrigan for Hale.
- Walk the Earth: As of "ConFaegion," in order to sort himself out.
- Would Hurt a Child: Or would make someone else hurt a child at least.
- Vitriolic Best Friends: He used to have this relationship with the Morrigan. Now he seems to be shifting over to Kenzi.
- Portrayed by: Rachel Skarsten
- Affably Evil: So far, at least.
- She becomes even more affable and barely at all evil in Season 4 (she's still technically Dark Fae, but is firmly an ally of Bo's and a powerful friend of Kenzi and Dyson's).
- Bi the Way: According to Word of God. Confirmed in the show in "Fae-ge Against the Machine" when she kisses Bo.
- Blessed with Suck: Being a Valkyrie might not be quite as awesome as it sounds.Tamsin: Sometimes when I like people, I have to make them go away.
- Blondes Are Evil: Averted, she is Dark Fae, but was never evil in the sense of other Dark Fae and eventually fully comes around.
- Born-Again Immortality: Valkyries have many lives. They do, however, eventually have a last life, which is when they get their wings.
- Bounty Hunter: As a day job, until she "pissed off the wrong people."
- Dark Magical Girl: Starting to edge into this.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Shows signs of this, especially in "The Kenzi Scale."
- Inspector Javert: She's trying to prove that Bo has been feeding on Dark Fae, a big no-no. The investigation eventually leads them to Taft, exonerating Bo in the process.
- Jerkass Façade: Maybe.
- Kick the Dog: When she tells Lauren about the kiss she and Bo shared. Not only is she lying about the circumstances, she's clearly enjoying preying on Lauren's insecurities.
- Pet the Dog: Several times in "The Kenzi Scale," even going as far as lying to the Morrigan about some very damning testimony against Bo, despite trying to prove Bo's guilt for the better part of the season.
- More like hugging the dog to death when she catches a bullet for Bo. Afterwards she tells Bo that this is the last nice thing she's ever going to do for her.
- Power Degeneration: Possibly. Using her powers seems to hasten her death.
- Secretly Dying: A result of her lifespan running out.
- Shipper on Deck: Like Kenzi, she prefers Bo/Dyson. It helps that she's closer to both of them individually than to Lauren.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Dyson, given that he's Light Fae and she's Dark Fae, and also that her mission is apparently to find concrete proof that Bo has been feeding off of Dark Fae.
- Token Evil Teammate: She is Dyson's partner, and also Dark Fae.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Is actually a pleasant person in Season 4, due to being raised by Bo and Kenzi.
- Uh-Oh Eyes: Make her look like "Skeletor", according to Bo. They turn up whenever she uses her power, plaguing the victim with doubt.
- UST: Between her and Dyson, although they've already kissed at least once, so it may not stay unresolved for long.
- Also between Bo and her, though in a more Foe Yay form.
- Valkyries: Her Fae species
- Played By: Kyle Schmid
- Badass: To subvert the Una Mens' ability to use a Fae's own powers against them, Rainer uses his foresight to help Bo fight off the Una Mens in his stead. Eventually, the two of them succeed in killing them all off.
- Killed Off for Real: In the Season 4 finale "Dark Horse."
- Ret Gone: Why nobody knows anything about him. The Blood King wrote him out of existence for his defiance.
- The Reveal: He's Rainer, the Blood King's nemesis, who got written out of existence as punishment for his rebellion.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Bo, of all people. As if her Love Triangle wasn't complicated enough, she calls him "her destiny." Not a single person in the main cast was pleased with that announcement.
- Superpower Lottery: Almost on par with Vex. Rainer's power is foresight, making him a very formidable warrior—to the point that the Blood King had to use his own powers to trump Rainer's.
- Portrayed by: Inga Cadranel
- Absolute Cleavage: Like her daughter, she likes to show off her assets and often dresses like this.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Heavily implied to be one to Trick. His handing her over to be tortured and raped probably had something to do with that.
- Ax-Crazy: She was unstable before, but being tortured by centuries left her wanting to kill anyone that does not serve her and wanting to start a war between the Light and the Dark regardless of the damage it causes.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: After centuries of torture and rape, she's gone from Light Fae to essentially acting as Dark Fae, though without loyalty to the Morrigan. It's later implied that she only aligned with the Dark out of spite for her father Trick.
- Berserk Button: The amulet that negates chi-draining seems to be this for her: she flies into a rage and tries to kill Bo when she discovers Bo wore one when she confronted her.
- Big Bad: Of Season 1.
- The Bus Came Back: In "Hail, Hale."
- Dying as Yourself: The Blood King's power breaks through her insanity. Except she didn't actually die.
- Evil Matriarch: Bo's mother.
- Evil Mentor: For Bo, as a succubus. Doesn't appreciate that Bo isn't living the life of Riley.
- Faux Affably Evil: If her intro episode didn't make it clear, Episode 12 explains it. She tries to murder Dyson in cold blood, with sheer, manic glee.
- Horny Devil: She is the first succubus (except for herself) that Bo meets.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She first introduces herself as another succubus only to later reveal that she is Bo's mother.
- Meaningful Name: Not so much Saskia, but Aoife, which means "pleasure" or "radiance," but is also sometimes anglicized as Eva...Eve.
- Missing Mom: To Bo.
- Never Found the Body: It was gone by the time Bo got down to it. We found out why in season 3.
- Parental Incest: Kisses Bo full on the mouth. Makes you wonder what Succubi do with their young to teach them how to control their powers...
- Superpowered Evil Side: She may, in fact, have been in hers the ENTIRE TIME. Using Thralls like she did...is NOT good for mental health.
- Walking Spoiler: For the first season.
- The Vamp: The first other succubus that Bo (and the viewers) meet.
- Played by: Raoul Trujillo
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He appears dressed in a suit.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears one.
- Big Bad: Of Season 2.
- Demonic Possession: Just one of his powers.
- The Dreaded: He is feared by both Light and Dark Fae as a virtually unstoppable force.
- Emotion Eater: He feeds on the Faes' hatred and aggression.
- Flaming Sword: His Weapon of Choice.
- The Ghost: He's first mentioned about halfway into Season 2, but doesn't appear in person until the climax of it.
- Hate Plague: Arguably his most dangerous power; he can infect other individuals with his sheer hatred.
- Hot Wings: He occasionally flares a pair out, presumably just to intimidate.
Dr. Isaac Taft
Dr. Issac Taft is a manipulative and psychotic human scientist.
- I Just Want to Be Special: All of his scheming have as a goal to make himself Fae.
- The Dreaded: The only thing we really know about him is that the few Fae who seem to be aware of him are terrified of crossing him.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He's known only as "The Wanderer."
- The Ghost: Until the end of Season 3, but even then we didn't get to see much of him.
- Leitmotif: Fittingly enough, "The Wanderer," as sung by Dion. The Wanderer usually announces his presence by making a nearby radio play the song.
- Wife Husbandry: According to Tamsin's confession in the fourth season Christmas episode, the Wanderer is determined to get the perfect wife, even if he has to father her himself...
- Played By: Eric Roberts
- Played By: Amanda Walsh
- Evil Uncle: She's Bo's paternal aunt/uncle.
- Shock and Awe: Would you expect anything less from Zeus him/herself?
The Ash I
- Portrayed by: Clé Bennett
- Bald Black Leader Guy: Invoked. The first Ash is both black and a leader, although he has hair. Also notable is that the camera cuts always lead to making the viewer perceive him as larger, whether he happens to be standing on stairs while talking down at Bo or being in the center (and somewhat in front of the rest) of a Power Trio. In reality, he might actually be about as tall, or even shorter, than Bo.
- Black Dude Dies First: Although he doesn't actually die, he is the first established character to get blown up and suffer life-threatening injuries that don't heal up immediately in the show.
- Guttural Growler: Constantly speaks in a low, growly voice.
- Jerkass: Started the tradition of Ashes treating others like dirt.
- Killed Off for Real: In the Season 1 finale. Even though it's never made explicitly clear, it's established that the Ash can no longer perform his duties (after being the Sole Survivor of a suicide bombing) and a new Ash is selected at the beginning of Season 2.
- No Name Given: To the point that it's easy to forget that "Ash" is his title.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Nobody knows if he survived his injuries or not.
The Ash II (Lachlan)
The Ash II (Lachlan)
- Portrayed by: Vincent Walsh
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Invoked when he offers Bo a sword in the latter half of Season 2 when he assumes that she's come to kill him. Whether he thinks he's the hero or Bo is, given his tendencies for playing head games, is anyone's guess.
- Jerkass: Bo's, and by implication the viewers', first, and second, and third impression of him. Things aren't quite as simple as they seem, though.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's trying to stop something far worse, and seems to regret his actions.
- Kick the Dog: What his treatment of Lauren amounts to. You might consider it a Moral Event Horizon.
- Killed Off for Real: Lets himself be killed by the Garuda to trick him into believing he has the upper hand in the war.
- Knight Templar: He is determined to destroy the Garuda no matter the cost.
- Last of His Kind: He's the only reason the Garuda isn't completely invulnerable.
- Manipulative Bastard: Persuades Bo to save Nadia, and then proceeds to take credit for it, making Lauren rededicate herself to him in gratitude.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Bo's powers don't work on him.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: It appears he is more of a tyrant than the previous Ash
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's trying to stop the Garuda from killing everyone. He admits his horrible treatment of Lauren was to test Bo, and seems to genuinely regret it.
The Morrigan / Evony Fleurette Marquise
- Portrayed by: Emmanuelle Vaugier
- Abusive Parents: She's Massimo's mother and apparently played a big part in why he's so screwed up.
- Awesome McCoolname: Her full name is Evony Fleurette Marquise. After this is revealed in Season 2, the rest of the cast begin to call her by her first name.
- Brought Down to Normal: Lauren turns her into a human in the penultimate episode of Season 4.
- Depraved Bisexual: Surprisingly, given the show's protagonist being an aversion of the trope, the Morrigan is shown asking Bo to pepper spray her after Bo uses her "talents" to weasel out information in the same episode that she's shown being humiliated by Vex on-camera after trying to seduce a handsome young man who wanted to work in her branch of Dark Fae politics.
- Evil Is Petty: Given that she is the leader of nearly half of the Fae races and the opposite number of the Ash, the Morrigan is kind of pathetic in comparison to all three of the ones we've known so far.
- Faux Affably Evil: She sometimes pretends to be friendly only for it to turn out to be an act when she gets what she wants.
- Lady in Red: In most (if not all) of her appearances, she appears in a slinky red number with matching lipstick.
- Meaningful Name: A title rather than a name, but the leader of the Dark Fae is given the title of "The Morrigan" which refers to the Celtic goddess of war and strife. It translates as "phantom queen" or "great queen."
- Portrayed by: Aron Tager
- Portrayed by: Anthony Lemke
- Affably Evil: Selfish and has a disregard for human life, but comes off as friendly and charming.
- Captain Ersatz: If he only had an AI in his lair, the Tony Stark impression would be complete.
- Gadgeteer Genius: As a Loki fae he is natural inventive genius.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: GENERALLY on Bo's side until his final episode, but MAN can he be evil. Or, at least, irresponsible.
- Insufferable Genius: He likes to brag how brillant he is.
- Put on a Bus: Leaves under...reasonable terms.
- Wimp Fight: With Kenzi.