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 As per wiki's policy, all trope names should be visible which may indicate if the character died or if they are deceiving.
The Main Characters
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Portrayed by: Anna Silk
Bo is a bisexual Succubus raised by human parents who adopted her as an infant. During her first sexual experience, she involuntarily killed her high school boyfriend by draining him of his Chi. Not knowing what she had done and why it had happened, Bo ran away from home. For ten years, before she was discovered by the Fae, she lived a life without friends or family, moving from place to place, and changing identities each time she killed again. It was not until she was helped by the Light Fae's human physician and scientist that she finally learned what she was and how to control her chi-draining powers.
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 bartending at a night club, she wears a black shirt unbuttoned almost to her navel.
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.
Early-Installment Weirdness: In the pilot, she murders a troll without remorse. In later episodes, she more clearly follows a "never kill" policy. (Or, at least, tries to.) Of course, before the pilot, she didn't know that not killing was an option...
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.
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.
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 often 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.
Portrayed by: Ksenia Solo
Kenzi is a human and Bo's best friend and sidekick. Kenzi is extremely protective of Bo and does not take kindly to anyone she considers as not having her BFF's best interests at heart. At times she has been rash and does not always make the best decisions, although never intentionally. She has become very close to Trick and seeks his advice often. She and Hale have become close, not only because both know what it's like to be the "sidekick", but also from an underlying attraction towards each other. Her relationships with Dyson and Lauren are friendly but more guarded, due to the fact that both have at one time or another hurt Bo because of the romantic feelings she has for both of them.
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.
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 Hime Cut.
Badass Boast: When the Norn claims Kenzi wouldn't dare cut down her sacred tree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Maybe, fanservice on a more aesthetic but less sexual way?
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.
Dyson is a Light Fae Wolf-Shifter and serves secretly as Trick's 'lieutenant'. Dyson works in the human world as a homicide police detective in the 39th Division Homicide Squad. Though at first glance he appears middle-aged, he is actually 1,500 years old. He spent centuries in Ireland serving the Laignach Faelad wolf-shifter King of Ailech with his best friend, Stefan. In terms of shifter tradition, warriors like Dyson fearlessly and unquestioningly believed in total loyalty to their King. This changed when the King betrayed his wolf pack and had his best friend, Stefan, killed to take his wife, Ciara, for himself. After this, Dyson left his pack for good, becoming, in effect, a lone wolf. (This might explain why Dyson sometimes gives the impression of being "cold".)
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 Casanova: Is legendary in his precinct for his ability to get testimonies out of female witnesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hale Santiago (né William Haley François Santiago) is a Light Fae Siren. In the first two seasons of the series, Hale worked out of the 39th Division of the human police force as Dyson's partner in the homicide department. He is a Baronet of noble blood of Clan Zamora. Although Hale is of a high social status from a family that has significant importance among the Light Fae, he has generally ignored his social and political connections as he prefers to explore a life of his own rather than the traditional roles expected of his family.
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
Dr. Lauren Lewis is a human scientist and physician. At the time the series begins, she had been owned by The Ash as a pledged servant, and in servitude to the Light Fae, for five years.
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.
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.
She also averted the shower scene from Psycho... with a forearm block.
She later reveals that she knows how to make pipe bombs.
Taken Up to Eleven in "Adventures in Faebysitting," where it's revealed her birth name is Karen Beattie and she's wanted internationally.
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.
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 McCorrigan aka Trick
Portrayed by: Rick Howland
Trick (né Fitzpatrick Mc Corrigan) is an Ancient Light Fae Blood Sage and the legendary Blood King who wrote the peace truce that ended The Great War between the Light Fae and Dark Fae clans, and the Blood Laws that govern them. He is responsible for the creation of The Una Mens.
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.
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.
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.
Vex is a Dark Fae Mesmer and the hitman for The Morrígan. The Dark employ him to deal with any Dark Fae who break the clan's rules. His power has been used to convince a human police force that his victims either committed suicide or murdered each other, or to have them execute a Fae considered criminal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Badass: To subvert the Una Mens' ability to use a Fae's own powers against them, Reynard 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.
Ret Gone: Why nobody knows anything about him. The Blood King wrote him out of existence for his defiance.
The Reveal: He's Reynard, 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. Reynard'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 Reynard's.
Portrayed by: Inga Cadranel
Aife is Bo's succubus birth mother. She called herself "Saskia" in Season 1.
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.
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.
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...
The Ash I
The Ash I
Portrayed by: Clé Bennett
Asshole Victim: The revelation that he ordered Lauren's girlfriend Nadia to be cursed, and then took Lauren as a slave while she tried to undo it, makes his coma seem a lot more justified.
AND that his last actions were literally ignoring danger and claiming he was going to bring down Trick. Seriously Too Dumb to Live.
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.
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.
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.
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."
The Muse: The Morrigan is a type of muse-Fae who feeds on driving artists she gets involved with insane.