Characters: The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries
The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries
chronicle the adventures of telepathic barmaid, Sookie Stackhouse.
The protagonist and narrator. She can read minds, but isn't happy about it.Associated tropes:
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: A few times in Dead Reckoning: while she's hiding from assailants, she thinks of her newly-painted toenails. While pondering the mystery of the cluviel dor, she thinks of Wonderbread.
- In Dead Ever After, she follows up her grave summary of the situation with the idea that she should write a rap song.
- Action Girl: If provoked enough.
- All of the Other Reindeer
- Beauty Equals Goodness
- Blessed with Suck
- Book Dumb: Sookie admits that she's not very educated, yet she's far from stupid.
- Butt Monkey: She gets beat up a lot. At one point, a violent confrontation that leaves her gravely wounded is compounded with a bee coming up and stinging her.
- Chew Toy
- Dude Magnet
- Half-Human Hybrid: She's part fairy.
- Happily Married/Earn Your Happy Ending: She marries Sam and they went on to live a comfortable life into old age with a lot of grandkids.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Though this becomes less and less as the series goes on.
- Not So Different: Later into the series, she starts to fear this. She's often worrying she'll be one of the regular blood-thirsty pychos she always encounters. Judging by the last parts of Dead Reckoning, she actually may be right.
- Odd Friendship: With several characters, notably Pam.
- Only Sane Woman
- Plucky Girl
- Power Incontinence: Though she can try and block things out.
- Raised by Grandparents
- Seen It All: She becomes this in dealing with the supes. As of later books, she's rather blasé about their dealings.
- Unwanted Harem
A vampire who moves into town. His romance with Sookie drags her into the world of the supernatural.Associated tropes:
Owner of Merlotte's
and Sookie's boss.Associated tropes:
Owner of Fangtasia
and another love interest
of Sookie's.Associated tropes:
Eric's "child." She works at Fangtasia
with him.Associated tropes:
, after being turned into a vampire. Eric tries to keep him secret, as he would be a public relations nightmare for the vampires. Likes to eat cats.Associated tropes:
Shapeshifters And Weres
A were from a rather rich family, and another one of Sookie's suiters
Sookie's older brother.Associated tropes:
- Animorphism: We was bitten by a werepanther, and is now one himself.
- Big Brother Instinct
- Chick Magnet: Sookie thinks he dated half of their high school's female population. Justified, as he's part-fairy, and attracts people.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Decontructed, Mel, his best friend assaults Jason's wife in the hopes he can be with him.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Like Sookie, he's part-fairy.
- Jerk Ass: On seperate occassions he slaps her in full view of other mourners at their grandmothers Funeral, and at a later date basically calls her a liar for having claimed their uncle molested her. He also forced her to break Calvin's hand as part of a werepanter punishment for adultery (Calvin's niece, to whom Jason is married, cheated on him), simply because he didn't feel like doing it himself. The only reason Sookie doesn't cut this particular albatross around her neck out is because she's too damn nice.
- Mistaken for Murderer: Like, every other book.
- Out of Focus
- Raised by Grandparents
- Really Gets Around
A were-tiger and once-boyfriend of Sookie.Associated tropes:
A tight-lipped Were who acts as Eric's day-time guy.Associated tropes:
A witch who's still in training. She moves in with Sookie just before Hurricane Katrina.Associated tropes:
Claudine proclaims herself to be Sookie's Fairy Godmother
. She is the first full-blooded
fairies we met in the series, and prove that there are more supes than vampires, shapeshifters and weres.Associated tropes:
Claudine's rude brother, and owner of the stripclub, Hooligans.Associated tropes:
A fairy prince, grandfather to Claudine, Claude, and Claudette. He's Sookie's great-great-grandfather.Associated tropes:
- The Chessmaster
- Good Is Not Nice
- Hair of Gold
- Parental Favoritism: He puts Sookie above all others, even his grandchildren, Claudine and Claude. For Sookie and Sam's wedding, he gives them an invitation to the fairies' Summerlands for when they finally pass. They keep the invitation locked in a safe deposit box and occasionally consider it, but not that seriously.
Niall's son, therefore Sookie's relative.Associated tropes:
Bob JessupAssociated tropes:
A part-demon lawyer who helps Sookie with various monetary and legal cases. He is usually flanked by his niece, Diantha.Associated tropes:
Sookie's friend and co-worker.Associated tropes:
Tara du Rone (née Thorton)
Sookie's childhood friend.Associated tropes:
- Ambiguously Brown: She has olive skin, but it's never mentioned what race she is, unlike other characters.
- Childhood Friends: With Sookie and JB.
- Official Couple: With JB.
- Out of Focus: Her dislike of vampires hampered her involvement with Sookie as the latter became more and more involved with the supernatural. Tara becomes aware of this and feels awful.
Barry "Bellboy" Horrowitz
First introduced as a bellboy in a hotel in Dallas, he later starts working with the King of Texas. Like Sookie, he is also a telepath; and like Sookie, he got his telepathy from Mr. Cataliades.Associated tropes:
The founder of the anti-vampire movement, The Fellowship of the Sun. After Sookie ruins his plans in the second book, he becomes a somewhat of a recurring villain, thoughAssociated tropes: